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  • Wisconsin economy lags after Walker's spending and tax cuts

    07/04/2015 3:47:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 26, 2015 | Staff
    In 2011, new Republican Gov. Scott Walker set the creation of 250,000 jobs as the benchmark for success of his new administration. Walker missed that goal by a wide margin over his first term despite an embrace of sweeping tax cuts aimed at stimulating growth. Instead, the cuts helped dig a more than $2 billion hole in the state budget.Wisconsin ranked 36th among the states and District of Columbia in the pace of private-sector job growth during Walkerís term, trailing all Rust Belt states and all but one other state in the Midwest.A PROJECTED SURPLUS TURNS INTO A DEFICIT JANUARY...
  • Scott Walker, Set for a Bigger Stage, Faces G.O.P Revolt in Wisconsin

    06/30/2015 3:54:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 81 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/24/2015 | Trip Gabriel
    As Gov. Scott Walker prepares to announce his campaign for president next month, promising to bring what he calls "big bold leadership" to Washington, as he did in Wisconsin, he faces a cloud over that story line: Republicans back home are in revolt. Leaders or Mr. walker's party, which controls the Legislature, are balking at his demands for the state's budget. Critics say the governor's spending blueprint is aimed more at appealing to conservatives in early-voting states like Iowa than doing what is best for Wisconsin. Lawmakers are stymied over how to pay for road and bridge repairs without raising...
  • EXCLUSIVE: NYT Debunked: Scott Walkerís ĎIím Not Going Nativistí Conversation Never Happened

    07/04/2015 12:34:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundationís Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. ďWe have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him,Ē Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: ďStephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walkerís embrace of a...
  • New York Times Debunked: Scott Walkerís ĎIím Not Going Nativistí Conversation Never Happened

    07/03/2015 7:29:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7-3-15 | Matthew Boyle
    A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundationís Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. ďWe have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him,Ē Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: ďStephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walkerís embrace of a...
  • Scott Walker privately reassures ally: ďIím not going nativist; Iím still pro-immigrationĒ

    07/02/2015 8:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 2, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Is this news? Nothing he told Stephen Moore in this account is strictly inconsistent with what he said a few months ago about reducing legal immigration as president. Walker was careful at the time to say that was something he wanted to look at, to see if current legal immigration levels are depressing wages and should be adjusted accordingly. He didnít commit to anything, although he got plenty of excited buzz among the conservative voters heís wooing for daring to raise the possibility. Even if he had committed to new limits, anything short of a total moratorium could, I suppose,...
  • Reddit Revolt Flares Again as ĎAMAí Moderator Sacked the Day After a Disastrous Jesse Jackson Q&A

    07/03/2015 10:41:16 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 13 replies
    Breibart | 2 Jul 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    The hugely popular link-sharing site is in a state of virtual lockdown after the volunteers who run some of the siteís biggest communities (known as ďsubredditsĒ) went on the digital equivalent of a general strike. This followed the sacking of Victoria Taylor, a popular site admin, after a Reddit Q&A with the Rev. Jesse Jackson went badly for the activist preacher. High-traffic subreddits dedicated to movies, gaming, videos, history, science and art have been voluntarily locked by their moderators as an act of protest against the decision, which they saw as a symptom of an increasingly overbearing management that takes...
  • Latinos Outraged over Donald Trump's comment release Latino Cultural Manifesto

    07/03/2015 9:29:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Yeni Alvarez, Los Angeles City Guide
    Unless, you've been living under a rock watching only Fox news in a cave, you haven't felt the wrath of Latinos and Hispanics in social media, a raging "radio bemba," the term for Latino word of mouth. Once adored and imitated by many, today, Donald Trump, is hated and scolded by major media moguls and celebrities alike for his anti-Mexican comments. Former Miss USA co-host Roselyn SŠnchez and Christian De La Fuente have publicly condemned Donald Trump for his behavior and have withdrawn their support from the competition. Natalie La Rose will no longer be performing at the Miss USA...
  • Interesting Reparations for Global Warming

    07/02/2015 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Apparently carbon footprint taxes and wealth redistribution are not enough, we must adopt progressive social engineering of the planet ¬ďGive me your tired, your poor, ‚Ä® Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, ‚Ä® The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. ‚Ä® Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: ‚Ä® I lift my lamp beside the golden door.¬Ē - Emma Lazarus If you thought global warming scaremongering tactics went away with the most recent failed prediction for 2015 when we were supposed to be flooded and underwater, with little polar ice caps left, you would be mistaken. Writing for the...
  • Bill Maher on Donald Trump ďFrankenstein Monster Created By Tea PartyĒ VIDEO

    07/02/2015 9:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Monsters and Critics ^ | July 1, 2015 | April Neale
    ďHe never apologizes, heís never wrongÖheís the white Kanye!Ē Ė Bill Maher On the last HBO ďReal Time with Bill MaherĒ episode before the July vacation hiatus, host Bill Maher was joined by mid-show interview guest Judd Apatow, and panelists Kristen Soltis Anderson, Michael Eric Dyson and Mary Katharine Ham, who hashed over the viability of Donald Trump as a GOP contender. During the segment, Maher quips he was waiting for the ďTrump-ChristieĒ GOP ticket. Now that Christie has thrown his hat in the ring too, this is actually a remote possibility. Despite the unvarnished remarks slung by Donald Trump,...
  • Hillary Clinton: How much longer can she hide the truth?

    07/03/2015 12:20:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-2-15 | Andrew Napolitano
    In the course of my work at Fox News, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge, our chief intelligence correspondent, and Pamela Browne, our senior executive producer, I read the transcripts of an interview Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state. What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Clinton provided...
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • Staffer Told Ted Cruz He Thought a Reporter Was Nice. The GOP Candidate Responded With Harsh Advice

    07/02/2015 8:52:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 81 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 2, 2015 6:15pm | Erica Ritz
    After a young staffer told Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz how ‚Äúnice‚ÄĚ a member of the media is, Cruz said he actually stopped the young man with a harsh reminder about the intentions of most reporters.‚ÄúI actually stopped him and I said, ‚ÄėYou know what? No, she‚Äôs not [nice]. She wants to destroy you. Nothing would make her happier than to take your life and filet you on the front pages. And don‚Äôt think for a minute that because she smiles and is friendly to you, that it‚Äôs anything else,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Cruz said, sharing the story on The Glenn Beck Program.‚ÄúIsn‚Äôt...
  • PGA, USGA, LPGA stick with Donald Trump despite controversial comments

    07/02/2015 8:06:22 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 2 2015 | LA Times
    hough other companies and organizations are cutting ties with Donald Trump following his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, the golf world is continuing to do business with the Republican presidential candidate. NBC, Univision and Macy's have cut ties with the real estate mogul following his comments, but the PGA of America, the LPGA, the USGA and the PGA Tour will go forward with their previously scheduled plans to host tournaments on his courses.
  • NBC severing of ties with Donald Trump called watershed moment for Latino clout

    07/02/2015 8:09:54 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 59 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 29 2015 | Fox News Latino
    Latino media advocacy leaders say NBCís decision Monday to end its business ties with presidential candidate Donald Trump because of his denigrating comments about Mexicans marked a watershed moment for Latinos. ďThings are never going to be the same,Ē said Alex Nogales, the president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, a Latino media advocacy group, about Latino empowerment. ďWhen have we seen Latinos come out so quickly and strongly against something, and get a result so quickly?Ē
  • Donald Trump is quickly becoming the GOP establishment's worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 7:55:01 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 102 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    And despite all that, Trump is rising in recent polls, placing second both in national surveys and in polls of key early-voting states. This means one thing: In a little more than a month, the outspoken Trump will almost certainly be one of the candidates who polls high enough to earn a spot onstage at the first Republican primary debate. It's a potential disaster in the making for Republicans who desire a more prim and proper run-up to selecting their nominee.
  • Journalists First, Americans Second

    Recall seeing this years ago and did a Google search and found it. In it, Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace talk about their responsibilities as journalists first. Be sure to watch to the end where the general gives his reaction, it's priceless. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did and this (I believe) from the 80's. Hasn't gotten any better, has it?
  • Ted Cruz Goes Rounds with Katie Couric [video]

    07/02/2015 7:40:53 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 25 replies
    https://youtu.be/Ay1SACxNkD4 ^ | Published on June 30, 2015
    VIDEO of Ted Cruz putting Katie Couric in her place.
  • The Unlikely Turning Point in the Same Sex Marriage Battle (Trump's Pro-Gay Pageant)

    07/02/2015 6:55:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    This past weekend has been heady one for our friends on the soft-core left. Without ever attending a meeting, let alone a march, or even making a donation, they got to celebrate Obergefell v. Hodges as if it were V-J day. These are the same people, of course, who protested not a peep in 1996 when Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law, the same people who voted giddily for Barack Obama in 2008 despite his avowed support for traditional marriage, the same people who cannot wait until their next water cooler encounter to dress down some...
  • Polygamy: The Marriage of the Tea Party, Wall Street, and Evangelicals Dissolves

    07/02/2015 7:18:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Richard Brodsky, Senior Fellow, Demos
    It was a difficult marriage from the beginning. Its success was largely regional and state by state. But where it worked, it worked well, mainly the South and parts of the West. They papered over their differences for years. Now they've grown apart and a messy divorce looms. It wasn't exactly a shotgun marriage. The Wall Street/Koch Brothers crowd gleefully accepted the support of Tea Party and evangelical leaders, as long as austerity, high-end tax cuts and deregulation were part of the agenda. The cultural right needed money and legitimacy. Everybody got along. No more. The split was thrust into...
  • Americaís views on abortion still donít match Amanda Marcotteís caricatures, and she canít stand it

    07/02/2015 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Last weekís Supreme Court ruling forcing every state to recognize same-sex marriage has inspired a New York Times post by David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano, exploring why increasing public acceptance of homosexuality hasnít been accompanied by increasing acceptance of abortion. This is a question weíve explored here before too, and they come to basically the same conclusion: while the case against same-sex marriage is somewhat abstract and gay causes tend to have an edge with Americansí live-and-let-live sensibilities, the fact that abortion has a specific victim means an ďunavoidable tension between a motherís rights and a fetusísĒ can never be...
  • The elitesí problem with Donald Trump: Heís not for sale

    07/02/2015 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 84 replies
    World Tribune ^ | Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    The media establishment is having a cardiac arrest. The reason? Donald Trump has thrown his hat into the Republican presidential race. The billionaire businessman is a straight shooter, known for his bluntness and tough talk. Unlike most politicians, he speaks plainly and directly. He doesnít mince words or engage in the kind of double talk that pervades Washington. In short, he does not defer to the media elites, who cherish their role as the gatekeepers of our political class. The ruling establishmentís dominance is based on the complicity of the mainstream media. It is an unspoken bargain: New York-Washington journalists...
  • ĎThe Viewí May Cut Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace in Latest Revamp (Palin Karma)

    07/02/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 34 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Ramin Setoodeh
    ABC executives are finalizing a plan to reboot ďThe ViewĒ next fall, for the second consecutive year, with a flurry of changes that could include the departure of at least one of its regular hosts, Variety has learned. While moderator Whoopi Goldberg will remain as the face of the struggling daytime talker, the future of two of her co-hosts, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, is in doubt. One or both women could be dropped because network execs are underwhelmed with their contributions to the showís signature Hot Topics segment, which is expected to shift focus permanently toward more lighthearted celebrity...
  • Trump: Obama calls some immigrants "gang-bangers" -- where's the outcry?

    07/02/2015 5:37:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    The Rebel ^ | July 2, 2015 | The Rebel Staff
    Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. The Donald speaks his mind -- and it is this personality trait that often lands the red-topped billionaire in political, and often legal, hot water. The outspoken real estate mogul, whose net worth is currently valued at US$4.1 billion, has most recently been on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are ďrapistsĒ and drug dealers. Speaking at the New York launch of his presidential run on June 16, Mr. Trump said: ďWhen Mexico sends its people, theyíre not sending...
  • Mika Asks Blinken: At What Point Does the U.S. Look ĎDesperateí To Make Iran Deal? (MSNBC Video)

    07/02/2015 4:12:03 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 2, 2015 8:34 am | David Rutz
    MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken at what point going into overtime to make a nuclear deal with Iran starts to look ďdesperateĒ Thursday on Morning Joe. Nuclear talks were predictably extended to July 7 when Iran and world powers were unable to come to a full agreement at the original June 30 deadline. ďOvertime, these talks still going, obviously a lot of back-and-forth now,Ē said NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin. ďNow itís been extended for at least another week. Whatís the latest in terms of the talks from the U.S. position? Is there anything else...
  • America Ferrera to Donald Trump: ĎNo Chance of You Ever Winning This Electioní

    07/02/2015 4:07:28 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 53 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joe Otterson
    ďYou see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that,Ē Ferrerra wrote in a guest blog for the Huffington Post. ďHere we are pounding the pavement to get American Latinos to the polls, while your tactic proves most effective,Ē she continued. ďRemarks like yours will serve brilliantly to energize Latino voters and increase turnout on election day against you and any other candidate who runs on a platform of hateful rhetoric.Ē
  • The book Ted Cruz really wanted to write

    07/02/2015 3:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    ThePolitico's The KGB File ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kate Bennett
    He hoped to emulate Barack Obama's memoir 'Dreams from My Father', which left a lasting impression. With his new book out this week, Ted Cruz is doing what he does best: getting a lot of attention by attacking Ö just about everyone. But the political memoir that heís calling A Time for Truth wasnít really the book Cruz started out wanting to write, says a source close to the Texas senator and presidential candidate. In fact, Cruz was hoping to emulate the writing of a man he has called ďlawlessĒ and ďan apologist for radical Islamic terroristsĒ (among other fine...
  • The New York Times Is Confused About Protestant Denominations

    07/02/2015 11:13:15 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Mollie Hemingway
    The New York Times published a piece this week headlined ďUnited Church of Christ Approves Divestment to Aid Palestinians.Ē It begins: The United Church of Christ, one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States, overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday calling for divestment from companies that profit from Israelís occupation or control of Palestinian territories, and a boycott of products from Israeli settlements. Leaving aside the divestment issue, this is an incorrect statement. The United Church of Christ is not one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States. Its membership peaked in 1960 at 2.2 million adherents....
  • A GOP Disaster Avoidance Plan (Barf Alert!!!)

    07/02/2015 11:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | John Warren
    With Governor Christie’s splash in the pool, the population pining to be POTUS is now large enough to hold a special Republican Primary: only the declared wannabes would participate, each egotist getting three votes. Naturally, we’d eliminate all their first choices and zero in on the next two, thereby distilling a much tighter cluster of potential electables.Seriously, we now have a candidate for almost every splinter view imaginable, and good people though each of them are, they collectively exemplify a party in confusion and dysfunction. As one wag pointed out, the last time there were this many declared candidates, a...
  • What Was So Dreadful About Last Week?

    07/02/2015 10:31:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- If you dutifully read the weekend newspapers and watched the Sunday morning gasbags on television, I suspect you departed the chaos with a terrible headache. Possibly you departed for the bar. Typical of the news stories was one The Washington Post headlined: "GOP Struggles For Footing As Cultural Ground Shifts Leftward." Who was doing the shifting? Well, a couple of delusional Supreme Court justices supported by a homicidal maniac seated in someone's backyard flying the Confederate flag over his puny shoulder and a narcissistic self-promoter who recently changed his/her name to Caitlyn. Such are the dynamic forces driving...
  • When it Comes to Israel, Drunk Nixon is Better than Sober Obama

    07/02/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington free Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Roger Stone
    President Richard Nixon was drunk during the height of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, according to veteran journalist Tim Weiner writing for Politico magazine. Weinerís book, One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, makes the charge. The former New York Times reporter claims that a call recorded by Henry Kissinger proves Nixon was drunk on the fifth day of the crisis after Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel which caught their Intelligence agency by surprise. It became clear in the hours after the 1973 Yom Kippur attack that the Arabs had surprised Israeli forces...
  • Get the popcorn: Mother Jones gets slammed by #BlackLivesMatter protesters over gay rights article

    07/02/2015 9:22:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 2, 2015 | Staff
    Is there anything better than liberal Twitter attacking liberal Twitter? Answer: HECK NO! Hereís the latest in blue-on-blue antics where #BlackLivesMatter protesters are outraged at Mother Jones for writing that the black community has failed to embrace the gay rights movement in the wake of last weeks SCOTUS decision legalizing gay marriage:
  • ĎThis Is An Insultí: Ann Coulter and Geraldo Rivera Clash Over Illegal Immigration and Crime [VIDEO]

    07/01/2015 7:53:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/01/2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Ann Coulter and Geraldo Rivera clashed on Tuesday night over illegal immigration and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumpís controversial claim that Mexico is Ēsending people that have lots of problemsĒ to America. ďWhen Mexico sends its people, theyíre not sending their best,Ē Trump said when announcing his candidacy. ďTheyíre sending people that have lots of problems, and theyíre bringing those problems with us. Theyíre bringing drugs. Theyíre bringing crime. Theyíre rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.Ē Coulter, who takes a hard line on illegal immigration, didnít defend Trump directly but said she believes the government should be using...
  • As Donald Trump surges in polls, Democrats cheer

    07/01/2015 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Philip Rucker
    For Democrats, Donald Trump amounts to a kind of divine intervention. With the Republican Party on an urgent mission to woo Latino voters, one of its leading presidential candidates has been enmeshed for two weeks in a nasty feud over his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants. ďTheyíre bringing drugs,Ē Trump said in his campaign announcement speech. ďTheyíre bringing crime. Theyíre rapists.Ē The comments ó and many more since ó have prompted an uproar among Latino groups and a series of acrimonious break-ups between Trump and various corporate partners. His outlandish rhetoric and skill at occupying the national spotlight is also...
  • The orgy prude: How I finally admitted I donít like meaningless, porn-star sex (Salon)

    07/01/2015 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 47 replies
    Salon ^ | 3/22/15 | Tracy Chabala
    Below are excerpts from a Salon article by Tracy Chabala, in which she expresses doubts about the "sexual revolution." She begins by talking about how a boyfriend was abusive during sexual relations, but, "For some reason, I pretended to like it." Other excerpts: You may wonder why I remained bewitched by him. There were the understandable reasons: He was brilliant, educated at a good college, ostensibly classy and a self-professed feminist. All of this was hugely attractive to me. And I was so used to his kind of sexuality ó that rough and detached porn-style sex ó I just figured...
  • Donald Trump is on the rise ó and thatís very bad news for the GOP

    07/01/2015 4:19:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 126 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Paul Waldman
    Donald Trump is surging. In a field that has grown to 16 Republican presidential candidates (once Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich make their candidacies official), Trump is now in second place pretty much wherever you look. A new Quinnipiac poll of Iowa voters shows him tied for second with Ben Carson; they each have 10 percent to Walkerís 18. The latest CNN/WMUR poll in New Hampshire also puts Trump in second, with 11 percent, behind only Jeb Bush at 16 percent. And in the Huffington Post Pollster average of national polls, Trump comes in a mere...
  • Cruz Melts Couric's Mind: Hillary Started the Anti-Obama Birther Movement

    07/01/2015 1:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Who do you think started the birther movement against Obama? You know the birther movement, the claim that Obama was not born in Hawaii, that he was rather born in some Muslim country somewhere. And that he was not qualified, according to the Constitution, to be president, 'cause he's not born of American parents anywhere, and he was not born in the United States. Who started that movement? (interruption) Well, you're pretty damn close. It was Hillary Clinton that started the movement. It was the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 that started the movement. That whole thing was...
  • Mitch McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

    07/01/2015 11:59:35 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/1/15 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that thereís little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Courtís ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting ďreligious libertyĒ in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage: He was one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage. And though he reiterated to Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday evening that his position has not changed, he also said there is...
  • Greek Debt Crisis: How Goldman Sachs Helped Greece to Mask its True Debt

    07/01/2015 7:45:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 02/08/2010 | By Beat Balzli
    Goldman Sachs helped the Greek government to mask the true extent of its deficit with the help of a derivatives deal that legally circumvented the EU Maastricht deficit rules. At some point the so-called cross currency swaps will mature, and swell the country's already bloated deficit. Greeks aren't very welcome in the Rue Alphones Weicker in Luxembourg. It's home to Eurostat, the European Union's statistical office. The number crunchers there are deeply annoyed with Athens. Investigative reports state that important data "cannot be confirmed" or has been requested but "not received." Creative accounting took priority when it came to totting...
  • NEW YORK TIMES: UNTIL CATHOLICS LIKE MUSLIMS, TRY TO KILL US, WE WILL GO ON OFFENDING THEM

    07/01/2015 8:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New York Times has a consistent position on art that offends religions. 1. Mohammed cartoons will not appear 2. Works mocking Christianity and Judaism will Briefly New York Times editor Dean Baquet pretended after the Hebdo and Garland attacks that there was some consistent policy about not offending religious people. Then it began once again featuring materials that offend Catholics. After a lot of squirming, the New York Times offered these criteria A. It's impossible not to offend anyone, so we won't offend Muslims, but we will offend Catholics "There's no simple, unwavering formula we can apply in situations...
  • Leaked: What's in Obama's trade deal [TPP's intellectual property - Big Pharma]

    07/01/2015 6:08:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Michael Grunwald
    A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPPís intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round in Guam. While U.S. trade officials would not confirm the authenticity of the document, they downplayed its importance, emphasizing that the terms of the deal are likely to change significantly as the talks enter their final stages. Those terms are still secret, but the public...
  • Conservatives Blast NBC for Firing Donald Trump While Keeping Al Sharpton

    06/30/2015 6:18:04 PM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies
    SFGate ^ | 30 JUN 2015 | Kathy Zerbib
    ďIím calling on NBC to fire Al Sharpton, whose words & actions for decades have been hateful & demeaning,Ē Mark Levin tweeted Conservatives took to social media to blast NBC for a perceived double standard in cutting ties with Donald Trump Monday for his comments about Mexican immigrants while keeping Al Sharpton despite the pastor-turned-MSNBC hostís numerous controversial remarks over the years.
  • Why you should fear Donald Trump

    06/30/2015 5:52:54 PM PDT · by Mariner · 87 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 30th, 2015 | Mark Macias, media consultant
    In business, you fear the person who has nothing to lose and everything to gain because he will fight you till the end. In politics, you fear the person who has everything to lose and nothing to gain, especially if he has totalitarian control. These general principals are why NBC and every GOP presidential candidate should be very fearful right now of Donald Trump. He won't play by the rules in politics because he has run a totalitarian regime. He will also fight till the end because he wrongfully believes he has nothing to lose in business. The proof for...
  • How the Right Hijacked MLK to Fight Gay Marriage

    07/01/2015 2:43:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Patricia Murphy
    A number of prominent conservatives seem convinced that Martin Luther King, Jr., would have fought marriage equality. They are probably wrong. In their fight against the Supreme Courtís same-sex marriage decision, leading conservatives have been turning to an unlikely source for inspiration: Martin Luther Kingís ďLetter from Birmingham JailĒ (PDF), the collection of notes that King smuggled out of his jail cell during his eight-day detention for protesting the Jim Crow laws that sanctioned discrimination across the South. The letter is one of the most iconic documents from of the Civil Rights era and includes Kingís observations on the injustice...
  • Cruz Reminds Katie Couric That Hillary Created Anti-Obama Birther Movement

    06/30/2015 6:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Nolte
    Faded, former-media darling Katie Couric hosted Republican Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for a full-hour to discuss a wide range of issues Monday. The left-wing anchor, who is now perched at a place called Yahoo!, introduced Cruz as a historic candidate ó potentially the first American president to be born in Canada. Later in the interview, she questioned Cruz on his citizenship. The look on Couricís smug face when he correctly reminded her that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 that birthed the anti-Obama Birther movement, is priceless. It all starts at right around the 25 minute mark....
  • CLAIM: Media to Make ĎGay Reparationsí an Issue in 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Race

    06/30/2015 10:25:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 29, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    ďWow.Ē That was the reaction of Rick Wilson, national Republican message and media strategist, to a reporter telling him Republican presidential candidates will be made to answer on whether or not they support Ďgay reparationsí. Wilson posted on Twitter Monday afternoon about an interview he had with someone he would only describe as a Ďnational reporterí who shocked Wilson by bringing up the subject of Ďgay reparationsí as an issue GOP presidential candidates will pressed on by reporters.
  • Hillary Clintonís Softer Side Shows Up on Pinterest

    06/30/2015 9:20:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Amy Chozick
    Cookies have played a part in previous Clinton campaigns: Like the time, in 1992, when Hillary Rodham Clinton faced a criticism when she said, in response to a question about her legal career: ďI suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.Ē Twenty-three years later, this time in her own campaign for president, Mrs. Clinton pinned a recipe for chocolate chip cookies under the Summer Style category of her brand new Pinterest page. The page also shows off a ďGrillery ClintonĒ apron (modeled by a young campaign aide) and Iowa cherry pie with the campaignís ďHĒ...
  • The NYT Doesnít Publish Religiously Offensive Images, Except When They Offend Christians

    06/29/2015 6:14:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/15 | Jim Treacher
    The staff of a newspaper can run any images they want, or refuse to run any images they want. Theyíre paid to make those decisions. And when the rationalizations they give for their editorial judgments are a bunch of crap, we can point out that theyíre a bunch of crap.Back in January, hereís what New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet told his public editor, Margaret Sullivan, about his decision not to publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons after their staff was slaughtered by Muslim terrorists: He said he had spent ďabout half of my dayĒ on the question, seeking out...
  • Jeb Bush Enlists Family in Cash Appeal (but Not His Brother) ď°Todos por Jeb!Ē

    06/29/2015 1:48:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/29/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Fund-raising is a family affair for former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. But not the whole family. Facing a Tuesday deadline to raise cash for the first quarter, Mr. Bushís campaign has enlisted his wife, son and father to solicit donations from supporters in the last two days. There has been no such pitch, however, from the 43rd president, who is his brother. ďItís not the same as when I ran for office, now a single email can raise millions, and every fund-raising deadline is scrutinized,Ē his father, the first President Bush, wrote in an email. ďThatís why Jeb needs...
  • New York bans fracking after years of "exhaustive research"

    06/29/2015 1:28:12 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Oneida Dispatch ^ | 6-29-2015 | AP
    <p>New York has formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas after a seven-year environmental and health review.</p> <p>Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced the decision Monday, saying a ban was the "only reasonable alternative" after "years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts."</p>
  • Jeb Bush and His Friends Have Spent a Lot of Time Explaining His Bad Business Deals

    06/29/2015 1:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 6/29/15 | Jaime Fuller
    The Washington Post has a story today about 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush's unfortunate habit of getting involved in business deals destined to crumble and make him look bad. The problem is widespread enough that his career is littered with a graveyard of hilariously halfhearted explanations for his mistakes from friends, staffers, and Bush himself. In 1998 ó shortly before he became governor of Florida, Bush told the St. Petersburg Times, according to the Post, ďIím 45 years old. I have to have better radar.Ē Bush's running mate in his failed gubernatorial bid in 1994, Tom Feeney, argued that the...