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  • Jeb Bush to seek Latino support in Central Florida (Writing off IA, NH, SC?)

    07/27/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush hasn't campaigned for himself in this part of Florida since 2002, but on Monday, he will return here to reconnect with former supporters and make an overt appeal to the region's fast-growing Latino population. In a first as a presidential candidate, the Republican plans to sit for a Spanish-language interview with a Telemundo news anchor. He will meet with dozens of mostly Hispanic evangelical pastors at a mega-church, visit a small business owned by a Mexican immigrant and try to introduce himself to the hundreds of thousands of people who have moved to this transient region in the...
  • Trump Names NH Vets Who Support Him - At Least Two Say They Have No Idea Why They’re On The List

    07/27/2015 5:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 25, 2015 | Angelo Young
    A day after Donald Trump announced the formation of “Veterans For Trump,” a small New Hampshire-based coalition that supports the bellicose business mogul’s bid for the White House, at least two of the veterans named as supporters distanced themselves from team Trump. The announcement of the veterans group came five days after Trump said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is only considered a war hero because he was captured by the enemy during the Vietnam War. “I don’t know anything about it,” said Ernie Fusi, a World War II veteran whose name was still listed among the 51 veteran supporters on...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • PHOTO: No one interested in ‘Young Americans for Hillary’ party

    07/26/2015 2:14:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 7/26/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Every party has a party pooper and judging by this flyer, it’s Hillary Clinton. Here’s an untouched flyer advertising a “Young Americans for Hillary”event for students, indicating there isn’t much energy for Hillary Clinton’s campaign among the youth in New Hampshire. A photo of a flyer was posted on Twitter Friday for the party in Manchester, New Hampshire today.
  • Christie touting his conservative bona fides

    07/26/2015 3:25:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Bergen Record ^ | July 26, 2015 | Melissa Hays, State House Bureau
    Governor Christie spent the past week on the campaign trail hitting key issues that are popular with the conservative voters who likely hold the key to his success as a Republican candidate for president. His tour through the early voting states, which includes return trips to New Hampshire and Iowa this week, comes as his campaign and a super PAC supporting his candidacy are spending a combined $1 million to run political ads nationally on Fox News that show Christie criticizing President Obama over the Iran nuclear deal, just as the next round of horse-race polls are being conducted. The...
  • Meet The Mexican-Americans Who Are Backing Donald Trump In New Hampshire

    07/24/2015 11:20:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment ^ | July 24, 2015 | Scott Conroy
    It's become one of his loudest, most frequently repeated boasts. As polls have shown him surging to the top of the Republican pack, Donald Trump has made a point of asserting his particular strength among Hispanic voters. "I have so many Hispanics, and they love me," Trump said during a speech in Laconia, New Hampshire, last week. "And interestingly, we just got from the state of Nevada a poll [that] just came out, and Trump won with a tremendous amount. And the second line was, 'Takes Hispanic vote in a landslide,' and I've been saying that. I'm going to win...
  • Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans

    07/23/2015 3:41:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 5:23 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Republicans won’t win the White House if candidates don’t campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country, especially in Latino and African-American communities. The Republican presidential contender made his comments Thursday during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. They come as businessman Donald Trump’s hardline rhetoric on immigration continues to dominate the GOP primary race. …
  • Donald Trump Is Buying a New Hampshire Campaign Wholesale

    07/22/2015 5:41:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | S.V. Dá te
    <p>Many New Hampshire "house parties" for candidates, for example, are a logistical hassle for both guests and journalists, who often have to park at a considerable distance and walk the rest of the way. Not at a Trump house party. For Trump's recent gathering in neighboring Bedford, his campaign arranged for the use of a nearby church parking lot, and then rented large white vans (marked "TRUMP") to shuttle the 200 or so guests in air-conditioned comfort. When Trump arrives, it's in one of two matching black SUVs. When he walks, he is surrounded by a phalanx of a half dozen guys wearing dark suits and earpieces—more than the number of real agents typically surrounding Hillary Clinton, who, as the spouse of a former president, actually is entitled to Secret Service protection.</p>
  • It’s not Dixie’s fault

    07/20/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17,2015 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    Education remains separate and unequal nearly everywhere in the United States, but Confederate-flag-waving Southerners aren’t responsible for the most racially divided schools. That title goes to New York, where 64 percent of black students attend schools with few, if any, white students, according to a recent report by the Civil Rights Project. In fact, the Northeast is the only region where the percentage of black students in extremely segregated schools — those where at least 90 percent of students are minorities — is higher than it was in the 1960s. Schools in the South, on the other hand, saw the...
  • Rafael Cruz, outspoken father of presidential candidate, plans stops in New Hampshire

    07/17/2015 4:17:35 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    WMUR ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Cuban refugee, evangelical minister plans ‘faith-based’ roundtablesRafael Cruz, the outspoken father of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, will be in New Hampshire July 26 and 27.MANCHESTER, N.H. — Rafael Cruz, the outspoken and sometimes controversial father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, will be in New Hampshire next weekend. The elder Cruz, who has been described as super-surrogate for his son, is an ordained minister and the director of Grace for America, an organization that holds evangelical events throughout the country. He has become a celebrity in conservative circles, including the tea party and socially conservative activist groups. Ted...
  • Donald Trump Says He'll Spend 'What It Takes' To Win

    07/16/2015 9:46:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment ^ | July 17, 2015 | Scott Conroy
    LACONIA, N.H. -- How much is of his personal fortune is Donald Trump willing to drop on his 2016 presidential campaign? Whatever it takes to come out on top, he told The Huffington Post on Thursday. “You saw my statement yesterday, so it’s pretty irrelevant,” Trump said, alluding to a press release in which his campaign placed his net worth in excess of $10 billion. “I’ll do what I have to do.” Trump has already contributed at least $1.8 million of his own money to his nascent White House bid, which he launched last month, but that may be only...
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL (July 2015 Edition)

    07/16/2015 9:41:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    FreeRepublic | July 16, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • The potentially mortal threat to Hillary's candidacy (She's in serious trouble.)

    07/13/2015 11:42:28 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 48 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 9, 2015 | Douglas E. Schoen
    Pundits have focused recently on Hillary Clinton’s narrowing lead in polls among a group of less well known Republicans, along with voters' growing skepticism about her integrity. But there's a more immediate threat to her electability: In the last few weeks, Clinton has lost significant ground in New Hampshire and Iowa to socialist Bernie Sanders. The latest Suffolk University poll has Sanders within 10 percentage points of Clinton, at 41-31, among Democrats in New Hampshire. Clinton is only eight points ahead of Sanders, 43-35, in a WMUR/CNN poll. In Iowa she has slipped 26 points since May. Considering this enthusiasm...
  • (New Hampshire) Governor (Maggie Hasan) vetoes 30-day residency voting requirement

    07/10/2015 1:50:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 07/10/2015
    CONCORD, N.H. —Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed legislation that would have required people to live in New Hampshire for 30 days before voting. She said Friday the bill would have unfairly burdened people's constitutional right to vote. If the 30-day residency requirement became law, someone who moves to the state in August and planned to stay couldn't vote in a September primary. Anyone can now register to vote on Election Day in New Hampshire. Supporters of the 30-day requirement said it would help prevent voter fraud. Hassan also vetoed a bill banning the use of cash welfare benefits on alcohol,...
  • 2 states to see final push for constitutional carry this week

    07/06/2015 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 10 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 6JUL2015 | Chris Eger
    Governors in New Hampshire and Maine are set to make a decision on if the carry of a concealed handgun without a permit will be signed into law in coming days. In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) has promised gun control groups she would veto a narrowly successful measure placed on her desk this week. In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage (R) earlier voiced support for a proposal that passed the state legislature by large margins, but has since vowed not to sign any bills under protest of the lawmakers’ refusal to act on eliminating the state’s income tax. LePage’s...
  • New Hampshire Voters Bemoan Size of G.O.P. Field

    07/05/2015 11:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2015 | By PATRICK HEALY and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    AMHERST, N.H. — The Independence Day parades across New Hampshire on Saturday turned into parades of presidential candidates, and voters like Stuart Harmon were left shaking their heads at the daunting reality of watching, hearing and judging more than 20 contenders for the White House over the next seven months. “This race feels more like a spectator sport than an election,” said Mr. Harmon, an independent who shook hands with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and watched a dozen other campaign contingents march through this town of about 11,000. “Having all these candidates is a real problem, because it’ll...
  • Clinton campaign ropes off reporters at New Hampshire parade

    07/05/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Joseph Weber
    Campaign aides for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Saturday roped off reporters from the candidate as she walked and talked with potential voters during a July Fourth parade in New Hampshire, sparking frustration from the press corps and outrage from the state Republican Party. “Hillary Clinton continues to demonstrate her obvious contempt and disdain for the Granite State’s style of grassroots campaigning,” New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn said in a statement. “The use of a rope line at a New Hampshire parade is a sad joke and insults the traditions of our first-in-the-nation primary.” Reporters were...
  • Press Roped Down By Aides at Hillary Event

    07/04/2015 2:04:37 PM PDT · by John W · 44 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Juy 4, 2015 | Daniel Halpor
    The press was roped down by aides today at Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire. Photos of the press corps following Clinton at a July 4 parade were shared today on Twitter.
  • Photos=> Benghazi Protester Marches Behind Hillary Clinton at 4th of July Parade

    07/04/2015 1:00:55 PM PDT · by McGruff · 49 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | Jul 4th, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A brave man carrying a Benghazi sign marched behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a Fourth of July parade in Gorham,New Hampshire on Saturday. Photos posted to Twitter by CNN’s Dan Merica show a man marching just a few feet behind Clinton holding a white sign with the word Benghazi on it. The sign is a reference to the September 11, 2012 Islamist terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
  • Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

    07/03/2015 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 3:48 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney’s property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates are scheduled to march...
  • Donald Trump is on the rise — and that’s 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 Walker’s 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...
  • With O’Brien, Smith at his side, Cruz calls Ayotte ‘a friend’

    07/01/2015 3:22:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 29, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stood next to former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien on Friday and called Sen. Kelly Ayotte “a friend.” He also called embattled U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta “a good man." Cruz would not say whether he agreed with O’Brien that Ayotte should face a primary next year, saying that he is “focused on my own primary.” (SNIP) And I think it is incumbent on every elected official to make the case to his or her constituents that we’re going to do the job we’re elected to do. And so I will leave those suggestions to the...
  • CNN/WMUR Poll NH Republican Primary

    06/26/2015 6:49:27 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 9 replies
    CNN/WMUR ^ | 6/26/15 | CNN
    Interviews with 1,010 adults in New Hampshire conducted by land line and cellular telephone on June 18-24, 2015 including 402 who say they plan to vote in the Republican presidential primary and 360 respondents who say they plan to vote in the Democratic presidential primary. The margin of sampling error for results based on Republican primary voters is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points and for results based on Democratic primary voters is plus or minus 5.2 percentage points .
  • Clinton's Weakness in Important States

    06/23/2015 4:13:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Hillary Clinton has relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it's not clear whether she and her husband, Bill Clinton, can win four presidential elections as Franklin D. Roosevelt did. Negative news for Clinton's prospects comes in the latest Quinnipiac polls in the key mega-states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In each of them, she leads or ties Republican opponents, though in many cases not by statistically significant margins. But she also is running under 50 percent of the vote in every pairing, averaging 47 percent against six different Republicans in Florida, 44 percent against seven...
  • Chabot: Hillary Clinton shoots self in foot by talking cybersecurity

    06/22/2015 11:18:51 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 4 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 06-22-15 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opened herself up to fresh attacks from Republicans yesterday over the home server and private email she used for official business, after she admitted top-secret government information was in danger of cyberattacks — saying the State Department was targeted “at least every day.” Clinton, who sat down with WMUR for a rare one-on-one interview that aired yesterday, was responding to a question about the recently revealed suspected Chinese hack of the Office of Personnel Management that compromised millions of federal employees. “The State Department was attacked at least every day, if not several times...
  • Dem Strategist: We Shouldn’t Be Surprised if Sanders Beats Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire

    06/22/2015 9:31:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/22/2015 | BY: David Rutz
    Democratic strategist Maria Cardona posed the idea Sunday that frontrunner Hillary Clinton could lose critical early-state nomination races in Iowa and New Hampshire to socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). Cardona, a self-described Clinton supporter, said on ABC’s This Week that no one should be surprised if Sanders wins both races. This could be a sign of just how worried Clinton’s camp is about Sanders, who has garnered huge enthusiasm among the left-wing base of the party. Host Jonathan Karl teased the discussion with clips of Sanders supporters crowing about their man. He polled well in a recent survey of...
  • Oh my: Two polls now show Bernie Sanders within 12 points of Hillary in New Hampshire

    06/16/2015 8:36:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2015 | AllahPundit
    Is it worth caring about this, knowing that a socialist from the northeast has zero chance of beating Hillary in a national primary, just for the ephemeral pleasure of watching Clintonworld dissolve into a pool of angst if they drop an early state?I’m leaning towards “yes.” According to a survey released Tuesday by Suffolk University, 41% of likely Democratic primary voters said if the Granite State presidential primary was held today, they’d vote for Hillary Clinton, with 31% saying they’d back Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.Until now, Clinton has been the overwhelming frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in just...
  • Ted Cruz Tops Carly Fiorina in Republican Women’s Straw Poll

    06/16/2015 3:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 16, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    In a small but significant poll, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) defeated former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina by a single vote. The New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women straw poll handed Cruz 21 votes to Fiorina’s 20, out of 94 total votes, according to NH1.com....
  • Fox Plans Second-Tier GOP Debate in Response to Threat from N.H. Newspaper

    06/11/2015 8:09:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/11/2015 | Tim Fox
    Fox News has changed its plan for the first Republican presidential debate to give second-tier candidates some airtime after a New Hampshire newspaper announced its own competing forum for B-list contenders. According to plans announced late Wednesday, Fox now will host a 90-minute televised forum in Cleveland on the afternoon of August 6 for​ ​Republican candidates who fail to qualify for that ​evening's 90-minute debate. The announcement capped a chaotic three-hour stretch that began when the New Hampshire Union-Leader published a story announcing it would host a forum on August 6. Publisher Joe McQuaid was quoted in the story saying...
  • John Kasich taps noted conservative-basher as senior campaign strategist for some reason

    06/10/2015 1:42:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 10, 2015 | Allahpundit
    And I do mean “noted.” With the possible exception of Steve Schmidt, no Republican advisor is better known to the right for sneering at the right than John Weaver. Re-read this old post, written when Weaver was helping to steer Huntsman 2012 to a third-place flameout in New Hampshire, for some of his greatest hits. He advised McCain in 2000, when Maverick was at his media-friendly right-baiting zenith, then caught on with Huntsman during the last cycle to try the ol’ what-our-party-really-needs-is-a-better-base approach again. He’s known for being a difficult boss, losing lots of races (with some notable successes, like...
  • Poll: Jeb Bush now at 21 percent in New Hampshire,ahead of the field by eight points

    06/09/2015 1:48:59 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JUNE 9, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Nah, I’m just kidding. This is an outlier. Isn’t it? Carly Fiorina ahead of Chris Christie and Ted Cruz in New Hampshire? C’mon, I … can totally believe that, actually, given the state’s fondness for outsiders and “mavericks. In fact, for a supposed outlier, the only number in this poll that’s strikingly out of sync with other recent polls of New Hampshire is Jeb’s. He’s fully 10 points higher than he was in Bloomberg’s poll of the state last month. Maybe not coincidentally, the other noticeable gainer is Donald Trump, who was at five points two months ago in a...
  • Poll: Jeb Bush now at 21 percent in New Hampshire, ahead of the field by eight points

    06/09/2015 11:08:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from yesterday via Howie Carr and Gravis Marketing. We all knew the great sighing falling-in-line for Bush 8.0 would come eventually. We just didn’t know it would happen this soon.Nah, I’m just kidding. This is an outlier. Isn’t it?Carly Fiorina ahead of Chris Christie and Ted Cruz in New Hampshire? C’mon, I … can totally believe that, actually, given the state’s fondness for outsiders and “mavericks.” In fact, for a supposed outlier, the only number in this poll that’s strikingly out of sync with other recent polls of New Hampshire is Jeb’s. He’s fully 10 points higher...
  • Christie betting 2016 presidential hopes on town halls, a strong suit, to connect with voters

    06/07/2015 9:39:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — If Chris Christie runs for president, there's little doubt people will see plenty of the town halls the New Jersey governor is known for. That anything-goes format is his comfort zone, and voters tend to like it. Christie spent hours answering questions at two town hall-style events during the past week in South Carolina — one planned, the other an impromptu session in the back room of a bar. He'll be doing the same in Iowa in the days ahead....
  • The panic that dare not speak its name: Hillary looks like a loser to Dems

    06/06/2015 6:49:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    No Democrats are willing to go on the record with their doubts about Hillary Clinton’s electability – not even the gaggle of hopeless, sad-sack nominal opponents for the nomination: Lincoln “metric system” Chafee, Bernie “socialism now!” Sanders, and Martin “the guy who taxed rain” O’Malley.  But a shocking potential rival is waiting in the wings. The realization is dawning on many in the jackass party that they have an unappealing, gaffe-prone, self-entitled, scandal-ridden presumptive nominee on their hands.  I called out the growing  subterranean panic three weeks ago.  Now with CNN polling revealing movement away from Hillary, the conservative...
  • Rand Paul demands White House release trade deal text immediately

    06/06/2015 5:35:50 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 37 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Saturday it “boggles the mind” that the White House has not yet released the text of trade deal it’s pushing, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). “It kind of boggles the mind,” Paul said in an interview with Breitbart News. “Who’s in charge of the administration that decides to keep a trade treaty secret? To keep it classified makes no sense at all.” Paul said the administration should immediately release the text of the trade deal so members of the Senate can decide how to vote later on. The Senate recently voted to fast-track the...
  • GOP says Clinton dividing Americans over voting rights

    06/06/2015 9:26:34 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | June 6, 2015 | AP Staff
    (Hillary) Clinton said Thursday in Houston that a group of current and former Republican governors pursuing the White House has "systematically and deliberately" tried to prevent millions of Americans from voting. Clinton said the changes were aimed at making it more difficult for minority and low-income voters to cast a ballot and outlined steps to expand access to early voting and allow universal, automatic voter registration for young people. Republicans struck back Friday against Hillary Rodham Clinton's suggestions that they have attempted to disenfranchise voters systematically. They accused the Democratic presidential front-runner of running a divisive campaign and favoring lax...
  • Why can’t the national Socialist LEFT acknowledge their own bloody history?

    06/01/2015 10:11:46 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 39 replies
    May 2015 | Anonymous
    We currently have a Leftist campaigning nationally for president as an acknowledged Socialist and you would think that the nation’s left would now admit to the obvious – that he and they are socialists. But this isn’t the case, converse with them even a short time and you will find that they will fight you tooth and nail to deny the obvious. Numerous times Bernie Sanders has ‘outed’ himself as a socialist on the national stage, and yet leftists all over the nation deny that he’s (and they by extension) are Socialists. Go ahead and look up the definition of...
  • Democrats fret over recent Hillary Clinton polling (very enjoyable read alert)

    06/05/2015 1:32:55 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | June 5, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    Early-state Democrats are evenly divided over whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign should be worried about recent polls showing her highest unfavorability ratings in years. Exactly 50 percent say there’s cause for concern while the other 50 percent saw no reason for alarm. [Snip] “Twenty-plus Republicans beating her up, Elizabeth Warren talking about the working man issues that terrify her, a couple of candidates like Bernie [Sanders] and Martin [O’Malley] to fill in her policy blanks and a media that feels stiffed by her lack of access, so all we can focus on is emails and the notorious Clinton Foundation and newly...
  • Conservative ire with Perry runs deep, reflects racial politics

    06/04/2015 3:04:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 22 September 2011 | Christopher Bedford
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s clashes with conservative activists are nothing new: A bitter battle over racial preferences and liberal judges has raged in the tight-knit world of Lone Star politics since 2001. In the days following George W. Bush’s election to the presidency, the newly minted Gov. Perry had a chance to prove his mettle by nominating justices to fill two Texas Supreme Court vacancies. Following Ronald Reagan’s unsuccessful 1987 nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, conservative activists had been awakened to a new kind of politics — the politics of judicial nominations — and Perry’s selection...
  • Ted Cruz Dings Jeb Bush: Can He Win ANY Of The First Three Primary States?

    06/04/2015 3:17:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | June 4, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took a shot at former Gov. Jeb Bush's (R) prospects of clinching the 2016 Republican nomination for president on Thursday by wondering (rhetorically) if Bush could win any of the three crucial early primary states —New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Iowa. "If you look historically since World War II no one has ever won the nomination without winning at least one of those first three," Cruz said Thursday afternoon in an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News. "That has certainly been history. I think it's an interesting challenge for a number of other of these...
  • Newsflash: It’s Going To Be Hillary vs. Jeb

    05/31/2015 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 31, 2015 | Bill Scher
    Can we all stop pretending that there’s any real suspense in this presidential race?As the children’s book says: Voters, it’s time to “Go the [expletive] to sleep.” You can turn off Fox, MSNBC, and CNN; you can close Twitter; you can sign off your crazy uncle’s Facebook feed. I am going to tell you, right now, what the political landscape of the future looks like so you don’t waste your time over the next year listening to a parade of pundits or watching those ridiculous primary debates. The 2016 election is going to come down to Hillary vs. Jeb, of...
  • Cruz, in Rindge, laughs off Paul's criticism

    05/31/2015 10:05:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | May 30, 2015 | Meghan Pierce, Sunday News Correspondent
    RINDGE - Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas laughed off Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's "capitulating Canadian" tag after a gathering at Franklin Pierce University Friday night.The new ad by the America Liberty PAC spins the U.S. Senate's upcoming session tonight for a vote on the USA Freedom Act as "the biggest brawl for liberty, of the century."The Kentucky senator is plugged as "The Defender of Freedom, Senator Rand Paul." The Texas senator is pegged as one of many "so-called-conservative accomplices" to President Barack Obama's assault on privacy rights as the "capitulating Canadian." "Well, I have say, I chuckled,...
  • Cruz has Mass. appeal during campaign stop

    05/31/2015 8:44:18 AM PDT · by TimPatriot · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/31/2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz drew raucous cheers yesterday from a crowd of hundreds of Bay State voters gathered at the Andover home of state Rep. Jim Lyons, where the presidential hopeful took shots at presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama. And while his jabs at Clinton and Obama were met with cheers from the crowd, Cruz’s opening line may have generated the most enthusiastic hollers: “Tom Brady was framed ... and I have it on good authority that Hillary Clinton did it.” The heavy turnout at Lyons’ Highvale Lane home, where some were turned away at the door...
  • Can True Conservatives Win in Primaries? One Group Has the Answer

    05/30/2015 5:32:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Art McGrath
    In many presidential elections, conservatives have been frustrated that they get stuck with establishment Republicans such as John McCain or Mitt Romney, their votes often lost among a plethora of candidates. A group of New Hampshire conservatives has a plan to consolidate behind a constitutional conservative in advance of the pivotal first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Primary, coming up in February. The group, the 603 Alliance, sees itself as a potential model for conservatives in other states that are sick of having establishment RINOs foisted upon them election after election. At a recent meeting in Littleton, New Hampshire, organizers of the 603...
  • Ted Cruz takes high road in laying out policies

    05/29/2015 11:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | May 30, 2015 | Chris Cassidy
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) RINDGE, N.H. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz laughed off his starring role as a “Capitulating Canadian,” dressed up in fighting clothes, in the first attack ad of the 2016 presidential campaign launched by a U.S. Sen. Rand Paul super PAC — and vowed not to retaliate against his Kentucky rival. “Well, I have to say I chuckled. I’ve never seen myself portrayed as a World Wrestling Federation person, even though I guess it was one that I was not supposed to win,” Cruz told the Herald after a town hall event at Franklin Pierce University last night. “It’s politics....
  • Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial

    05/29/2015 7:31:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-29-2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial BY SARAH WESTWOOD | MAY 29, 2015 | 7:39 PM A Florida judge has set a trial date in the racketeering case against the Clinton Foundation and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered the racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case to head to trial January 20, 2016. The order, entered Friday and obtained by the Washington Examiner, came days after Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch filed a lengthy civil complaint against the Clintons and their foundation in...
  • The coming Chris Christie boom

    05/27/2015 9:31:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney, senior political columnist
    Sometime between now and the Republican nomination, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will enjoy a rally in the polls — nationally, and maybe in New Hampshire. Maybe the first debates will provide the Christie boom. Maybe he'll master the town halls in the Granite State. There's also a decent chance the boom will be fleeting. But if you write off Christie after his fall from front-runner status in 2013, you're making a mistake. By no definition is Chris Christie the current Republican front-runner. He hasn't led in a poll since last July. His RealClearPolitics polling average puts him in 7th...
  • Gallup Signals the GOP: Abandon the Bitter Clingers in Your Backwards Base

    05/27/2015 1:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Gallup poll out. Headline: "Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues." Now, before you go off getting depressed about this, let me tell you what the reason for this is, after we give you the details. "Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level." It's a subtle message to the Republican Party, and...
  • Some Devoted New Englanders Went for a Stroll in 1651 and Haven't Stopped Since

    05/26/2015 7:46:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated May 23, 2015 | Ben Leubsdorf
    Paul King hiked through deep woods and scrambled over boulder-strewn hills, hunting for his next clue. "It's still here," he exclaimed at the sight of a bent red pine tree, one of eight landmarks demarcating the border between two northern New Hampshire towns: Albany, population 735, and Madison, home to 2,500 people and a famously large rock. The towns hired Mr. King, a surveyor, to spend a sunny day in early May fulfilling a 17th-century duty that has survived into the era of Google Maps... [and GPS]
  • George Pataki to Announce Presidential Bid Thursday

    05/25/2015 5:22:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    Ignoring the polls and pundits, former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to announce Thursday that he’s joining the crowded Republican field for president. The three-term governor will unveil his candidacy in Exeter, N.H., – which claims the birthplace of the Republican Party – and join a group of contenders who are inching toward the 20 mark. Skeptics abound about Pataki’s chances.