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  • Would President Rubio Push Amnesty?

    02/08/2016 6:47:17 AM PST · by TBBT · 13 replies
    The Corner ^ | 2/8/16 | Mark Krikorian
    Kevin writes that it's a mystery to him "that conservatives are so miserable at the moment, when they are presented with such a desirable choice" between Cruz and Rubio. Let me explain. There's no doubt that both "are self-conscious conservatives in the sense that they are products of the conservative movement," as Kevin says, "in a way that no president has been since Ronald Reagan." I'll even concede that Rubio got into bed with Schumer because he was auditioning for the job of Republican We Can Do Business With, a deal-maker who can get things done, and a deal on...
  • TRUMP: not a liberal or a conservative, but a pragmatist

    02/08/2016 6:47:05 AM PST · by bigtoona · 15 replies
    Intellectual Froglegs ^ | 2/5/16 | Mychal Massie
    Why American cannot abide another ideologue as president We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner at the home of friends. The dinner conversation was jocund, ranging from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics. At one point reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative, to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative. I said that neither does Trump view himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He then sets about fixing it. He doesn’t see...
  • The Case for Donald Trump

    02/08/2016 6:43:46 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    It’s easy to make the conservative case against Donald Trump – he’s a Hillary-donating human troll doll who displays the interpersonal skills of Damien from “The Omen” while practicing the same deep, abiding commitment to conservative ideology as Charlie Sheen does to sobriety. Yet millions upon millions of Americans – some committed conservatives – still choose to support his nomination and, stunningly, do so on purpose. We need to understand why. In the Army, you call it “red teaming” – looking at the fight from the enemy’s point of view. In the law, a trial lawyer must not only know...
  • Venezuela shopping centres halve opening times as crisis bites

    02/08/2016 6:41:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | February 8, 2016
    Shopping centres in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, say they will be halving their opening times to four hours a day. The move will allow them to comply with government energy rationing. Ministers says a severe drought caused by El Nino has brought 18 of the country's hydro-electric dams to critically low water levels. "To turn the lights off at one in the afternoon and not to be able to work would have a huge impact on our business," said Mleidys Galves who works in a pizzeria in the Lider Shopping Centre in Caracas. "That is our peak selling time when...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WTIC AM,February 8-12,2016

    02/08/2016 6:38:54 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt Connecticut powerhouse! Are you outside of Connecticut? Start your day off listening to Jim...
  • For Americans, Global Freedom Is A Mission That Crosses Party Lines

    02/08/2016 6:38:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Freedom House, the esteemed human rights and democracy organization, is out with the latest edition of its flagship publication, "Freedom in the World," an annual survey of political rights and civil liberties in every country on earth. The news is dispiriting. For the 10th year in a row global freedom declined, with 72 countries becoming less free, while 43 made gains. Of the world's 7.3 billion people, only 40 percent live in countries rated "Free,"down from 46 percent a decade ago. Another 24 percent live in nations designated as "Partly Free," while the remaining 36 percent — more than one-third of the...
  • Beyonce turns Super Bowl halftime into Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter, Malcom X rallying cry

    02/08/2016 6:38:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 2/8/2016 | Staff
    Pop star Beyonce turned one of America’s greatest annual sporting events into a political propaganda statement with a halftime show honoring the controversial Black Lives Matter movement. As she belted out her new song “Formation,” a celebrated anthem for black pride, dancers performed in wardrobe similar to members of the Black Panthers.
  • Morning Joe: Bill Clinton's 'Hatchet' Job on Bernie 'Painful,' Cringe-worthy

    02/08/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bill Clinton has lost his fastball. That's an emerging theme from this campaign season, and it was on glaring display on today's Morning Joe. Introducing a clip of Clinton [dressed like a lumberjack] attacking Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, Mika Brzezinski said the ex-prez had picked up the "hatchet"--not a good image for a would-be statesman. After the clip aired, Joe Scarborough called it "painful." Mike Barnicle said it was a "cringe" moment, with Chuck Todd seconding the assessment. View the video here.
  • Guns Are Virulent Viruses: Wipe Them Out!

    02/08/2016 6:27:23 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 2/8/2016 | Roger J. Katz
    Clinical psychologists and political propagandists know very well that, how a person perceives reality - how a person perceives the world around him - becomes the world a person lives in. No one knows this better than members of the antigun movement and those that support its efforts, including antigun legislators and billionaire globalists, all of whom see, in America's Second Amendment, something incompatible with the new pan-Western ethos. They unabashedly seek not only to repeal the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but to debase it, to demolish it, to obliterate it.
  • Aleppo siege marks dramatic upheaval on Syrian battlefield

    02/08/2016 6:26:19 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 4 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11:33 PM ET, Sun February 7, 2016 | Tim Lister, CNN
    Since Russia began its air campaign, most of its strikes have been on cities and towns held by the rebels in western Syria. These are not areas where ISIS has much of a presence; al Nusra, Ahrar al Sham and elements of the Free Syrian Army are the main groups. In the process, senior rebel commanders have been killed in Homs, Idlib and Aleppo provinces. "Their ultimate objective is to force the world to make an unconscionable choice between Assad and ISIS," says Hokayem. For now, ISIS is waiting out the battle for Aleppo and watching its rivals get pummeled....
  • Wall Street’s Straight Man in Washington [LGBT > Christian Con Wall Street Whore] [Link Only]

    02/08/2016 6:24:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | January 14, 2016 | Joshua Green
  • Marco Rubio Defends His Repetition of Talking Point by Repeating Talking Point

    02/08/2016 6:24:04 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 11 replies
    nymag.com ^ | February 7
    Appearing on ABC's This Week on Sunday morning, Marco Rubio insisted that his bizarre and robotic repetition of anti-Obama talking points at Saturday night's Republican debate was a good move, and repeated a variation of the talking point again
  • Putin: "I didnt mean to scare Angela Merkel With My Dog.

    02/08/2016 6:23:40 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/12/16
    (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a German newspaper he did not mean to scare Chancellor Angela Merkel when he brought his pet Labrador in to meet her during an infamous press conference nine years ago. Merkel, reportedly fearful of dogs since one attacked her in 1995, was photographed looking distinctly uncomfortable when Putin brought his large black Labrador Koni into a meeting at his summer residence in Sochi, Russia, in January 2007. The Russian leader appeared to smirk as he watched his pet approach his uneasy VIP guest. Now, years on, Putin has told German newspaper Bild he had...
  • Davos Leftists Demand Global Regulatory Collective

    02/08/2016 6:23:39 AM PST · by detective · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    The key takeaway from this year's Davos World Economic Forum was that the planet is on the cusp of a disruptive fourth industrial revolution that must be managed by a collective of leftist elites and their corporate cronies. A Swiss foundation in Davos has hosted what it calls the "forum for public-private cooperation" for the last 45 years. The three-day event in Switzerland's eastern Alps brings together 2,500 key leftist politicians, intellectuals, journalists, and a slew of multi-national corporate cronies to discuss shaping global, regional, and industrial agendas to best to divide the economic spoils.
  • Suspect in Vienna Death of Lauren Mann Is Arrested at Swiss Refugee Center

    02/08/2016 6:20:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement
    NBC News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Andy Eckardt
    Mann, a 25-year-old originally from Colorado, was found half naked in apartment in the Austrian city of Vienna last month. An autopsy showed she died from suffocation and officials said a "considerable" amount of blood was found at the scene. A spokesperson for the Swiss Federal Ministry of Justice told NBC News that a man from the Gambia was arrested Thursday at a refugee center in the town of Kreuzlingen, around 20 miles from the Austrian border.
  • Pressure on Lynch to step aside in Clinton email probe

    02/08/2016 6:20:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Loretta Lynch is on the edge of the spotlight, about to be dragged to the center. If the FBI finds sufficient evidence to launch a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton or one of her top aides for mishandling classified information, Lynch's Justice Department will have to decide whether or not to press ahead. Even if no evidence of wrongdoing is found, Clinton's many critics are unlikely to take the word of an appointee of President Obama's, and will doubt that justice has been served. Already, top Republicans are calling for a special prosecutor to be brought in and evaluate the...
  • 2 Killed, 20 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    02/08/2016 6:18:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | February 8, 2016
    Two men were killed and at least 20 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to Chicago Police. At least 14 other people have been shot in separate attacks since 5 p.m. Friday.
  • Palestinians quote UN's Ban to justify terror

    02/08/2016 6:17:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 2/8/2016, 8:42 AM | Shimon Cohen
    Rafat Alian, the Jerusalem spokesperson of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, cited UN Director-General Ban Ki-Moon in justifying the attack on the Old City's Damascus Gate in which Hadar Cohen was murdered. [...] Alian said the "occupation" of the "Palestinian nation" demands a "natural response" - in a direct quote from Ban, who two weeks ago caused outrage by sympathizing with Palestinian terror and saying, "it is human nature to react to occupation." Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon wrote an official letter to Ban, demanding that he take back his statements that grant legitimacy to...
  • NJ Gov(Christie) Signs Law Banning Counseling, Therapy for Youth Struggling With Homosexuality (2013

    02/08/2016 6:16:08 AM PST · by xzins · 34 replies
    Christian News ^ | 19 Aug 13 | Heather Clark
    Reiterating his belief that homosexuality is 'not a sin,' the Republican governor of New Jersey signed a bill into law on Monday that bans the use of conversion or reparative therapy, or to otherwise help youth who are struggling with homosexual feelings to overcome their temptations. Governor Chris Christie's office released a statement during the day outlining that Assembly Bill 3371 had been signed into law following its passage in both state houses in June. Text of the bill notes that the law bans "the practice of seeking to change a person's sexual orientation, including, but not limited to, efforts...
  • Reagan Packed Heat. Now Everyone’s In on The Gun-Toting Fantasy(Eleanor Roosevelt?)

    02/08/2016 6:14:23 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Rick Perlstein
    This past June, pulp novelist Brad Meltzer revealed that while he was touring Secret Service headquarters for research on a White House thriller, agents shared with him what Meltzer called a "secret." President Ronald Reagan packed heat. "It's true," they said. "A .38. Reagan used to hide it in his briefcase and take it on Air Force One." Not a secret, actually. Edmund Morris said the same thing in Dutch. And Ronald Kessler's In the President's Secret Service reported that "Reagan confided to one agent that on his first presidential trip to the Soviet Union in May 1988, he had...
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/08/2016 6:08:41 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 15 replies
    wash times ^ | 2/7/16 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directive’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.” It says the military will not be able to maintain effectiveness unless the directive is followed. It orders the establishment of a new layer of bureaucracy — a wide array of “climate change boards, councils and working groups” to infuse climate change into “programs, plans and policies.” The Pentagon defines...
  • 20- YO Muslim t Rapes Boy: “I Haven’t Had Sex In Months- I Just Couldn’t Help Myself”

    02/08/2016 6:01:02 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/6/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Sick. Deranged. Evil. No self control, no respect for anybody, just kill, steal, and destroy lives. And they know what they are doing- they just do not care. All that the Muslim "refugees" have done since they have been invited into Europe by the Western European governments is bring destruction. This madness will only continue until European leaders and their people stand up against it. In the meantime, these invaders will leave a trail of broken lives such as that of this poor boy. Via BreitBart: An Iraqi migrant has admitted to raping a ten year old boy in a...
  • Soros advisor gave $200k to boost Kasich

    02/08/2016 6:00:52 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 5 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 2/9/16
    A close associate and protégé of far-left activist billionaire George Soros gave a super PAC supporting Ohio Gov. John Kasich $200,000, the third largest contribution made to Kasich’s presidential effort as of the end of 2015. Soros, who has given $7 million to a PAC backing Hillary Clinton this election cycle, is a huge backer of all things liberal. This election, Soros has made clear his opposition to the GOP front-runners, saying: “We must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that...
  • VIDEO: Cam Newton Walks Off Postgame Interview Following Super Bowl 50 Loss

    02/08/2016 6:00:16 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 108 replies
    cbs ^ | 2/7/16
    Cam Newton’s dream season ended with a nightmare performance. Fresh off being named the league’s MVP, the Panthers fifth-year quarterback was stymied by an aggressive Denver Broncos defense in his first Super Bowl appearance on Sunday. It didn’t get any better off the field, as Newton also walked out during his postgame interview. “I don’t know what you want me to say, I’m sorry,” a very dejected Newton said, prior to walking off. CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome took a shot at Newton following his postgame press conference. “Cam’s presser was weak. If you’re going to celebrate when you win,...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Four remain under FBI siege, disputing PPN, Pete Santilli's arrest-First Amendment

    02/08/2016 6:00:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    2/8/2016 | Self
    At the outset, lets remember the four people who are still occupying the Harney County Resource Center (Malheur National Wildlife Refuge). There are a lot of people out there who want you to forget them, including some calling themselves their friends. David Fry Sean Anderson Sandy Anderson Jeff Banta Are they heroes, outlaws, or is one or more them working for the FBI? When you consider what they are doing now in comparison with the unusual activities of the "Pacific Patriots Network" in recent days, I'd say they are at least consistent right or wrong. David Fry came out with...
  • North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50

    02/08/2016 5:50:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50 BY Nicole Hensley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:29 AM Kim Kwang Hyon/AP North Korea's satellite, which was launched on Feb. 7, passed over the Super Bowl 50 game. Pictured is the country's Unha 3 at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang in 2012. A "Shining Star" was watching over Levi's Stadium after the Broncos 24-10 win. As football fans poured out of the Bay Area stadium, North Korea's observational satellite zipped by the field at an orbit 300 miles above the Earth at...
  • Adblock Plus, scourge of websites, seeks industry deal

    02/08/2016 5:46:58 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 26 replies
    YahooNews ^ | February 7, 2016 | Marie Julien
    Berlin (AFP) - For its users, Adblock Plus stands as a bulwark against intrusive advertising. But websites dependent on advertising revenue to remain free-of-charge see the open source software as a scourge. Now the German firm behind Adblock Plus is taking a more conciliatory tack, reaching out to its adversaries to find an "acceptable" level and form of advertising on the net. Adblock Plus' owners, Eyeo, have dubbed the discussions surrounding its plans to set up an independent committee for acceptable advertising as "Camp David", alluding to a 1978 peace agreement between Israel and Egypt. And that gives an idea...
  • Governor Herbert Continues to Block Utah Constitutional Carry in 2016

    02/08/2016 5:43:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Herbert of Utah continues to be the main blocking force preventing the passage of Constitutional carry in Utah. Utah is a gun friendly state. There are open carry rights; the state constitution is strong.Utah Constitution, Art. I Section 6, enacted 1984: The individual right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, or the state, as well as for other lawful purposes shall not be infringed; but nothing herein shall prevent the legislature from defining the lawful use of arms. Utah also has one of the lowest crime rates...
  • As immigration resurges, U.S. public schools help children find their footing

    02/08/2016 5:42:30 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Washingtom Post ^ | 2/8/2016 | Emma Brown
    As U.S. presidential candidates fight over the best way to address the influx of Central Americans across the Southwest border -- with debate about building walls and deporting immigrants -- the nation's public schools have opened their doors, taking responsibility for helping tens of thousands of children find their footing here. It's not an easy task. Many of the new arrivals don't speak much English and are behind academically. They often come with scars, having fled desperate poverty or violence or both. Many endured difficult journeys, sometimes leaving their families behind or rejoining parents in the United States after years...
  • Wind Energy Lobbyist: ‘Drastic Steps’ On Climate Change Or We’ll ‘Lose Up To 50% Of The(T)

    02/08/2016 5:40:51 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | Penny Starr
    "You can find all sorts of information at National Audubon, National Wildlife Federation, National Resource Defense Council - all commissioned studies -showing that if we don't take drastic steps to reduce the impacts of climate change, that we will lose up to 50 percent of the global species in our generation," Anderson said.
  • Cruz: Drafting Women is 'Nuts'

    02/08/2016 5:40:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    News Max ^ | February 8, 2016 | Loren Gutentag
    During Saturday night's Republican presidential debate on ABC, candidates Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie argued their support for requiring women to register for a potential draft, however Ted Cruz said on Sunday that he not only opposes the idea, but wonders if his counterparts are 'nuts,' Politico reports. "I have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was, 'Are you guys nuts?'" Cruz said Sunday at a town hall in New Hampshire. "Listen, we have had enough with political correctness, especially in the military. Political correctness is dangerous. And the idea that...
  • Marcobot Delivers Preprogrammed Immigration Speech To Stephanopoulos

    02/08/2016 5:37:34 AM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Julia Hahn
    On Sunday's program of ABC This Week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) seemed to, once again, demonstrate his inability to answer questions with responses that have not been memorized. In the aftermath of Rubio's now infamous "glitch," ABC host George Stephanopoulos pressed Rubio about his immigration record as well as the young Senator's penchant for retreating to rehearsed talking points. Stephanopoulos asked Rubio three times about whether he viewed the Gang of Eight as a "mistake" and whether he has any "regrets about being for the Gang of Eight." Rubio repeatedly dodged the question-perhaps because, as Breitbart News has previously reported,...
  • Abortion Group Blasts Doritos Ad for Humanizing Fetuses.

    02/08/2016 5:32:47 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 43 replies
    Gatway Pundit ^ | 2/8/16 | Kristann taylor
    The pro-abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America attacked Doritos for “humanizing” a fetus depicted in ultrasound imaging in an ad promoting the popular snack chip that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
  • Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkey border

    02/08/2016 5:30:22 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 8, 2016 8:11am EST | Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad. "Our whole existence is now threatened, not just losing more ground," said Abdul Rahim al-Najdawi from Liwa al-Tawheed, an insurgent group. "They are advancing and we are pulling back because in the face of such heavy aerial bombing we must minimize our losses." The Syrian military and its allies were almost five km (3 miles) from the rebel-held town of Tal Rafaat, which has brought...
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/08/2016 5:30:16 AM PST · by Skooz · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directive's theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show "resilience" and beat back the threat based on "actionable science." It says the military will not be able to maintain effectiveness unless the directive is followed. It orders the establishment of a new layer of bureaucracy -- a wide array of "climate change boards, councils and working groups" to infuse climate change into "programs, plans and policies." The Pentagon defines...
  • Lawsuit Over Eminent Domain Could Snarl Bush Library Plans (Flashback 2006)

    02/08/2016 5:25:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 2/17/2006 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    The school favored to host the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Dallas's Southern Methodist University, may encounter a snag next week in the form of a lawsuit alleging that the school has improperly seized local homes in order to secure land for the proposed library site. Amid increasing outrage among Republicans over the use of eminent domain and other coercive measures to obtain private property for public projects, a case in Dallas County's 134th Civil District Court, which is set to begin on Tuesday, will determine whether the university violated its legal obligations to local homeowners in an effort to...
  • Woman who accused Bill Clinton of assault to campaign against Hillary presidential run

    02/08/2016 5:23:58 AM PST · by bryan999 · 9 replies
    One of the women who has accused former U.S. President Bill Clinton of sexual assault says she has agreed to work for an anti-Clinton political group being formed by a former advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Kathleen Willey, a former White House volunteer who says Bill Clinton groped her in an Oval Office hallway in 1993 when she came to him tearfully seeking a paid job, said she had agreed to become a paid national spokeswoman for a group being created by Roger Stone. Stone, a Republican strategist, said the group would become active should Hillary Clinton, Bill...
  • ‘Climate change’ lawyers quietly lay groundwork for EPA takeover of U.S. energy

    02/08/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalist lawyers have been pushing a legal theory that would give the Environmental Protection Agency cover to regulate every facet of state energy policy - effectively eliminating states' authority to craft their own regulations. "Buried in the Clean Air Act is an extremely powerful mechanism that Daily Caller New Foundationeffectively gives EPA carte blanche to tell states to make drastic cuts to their emissions," Brian Potts, a partner at the law firm Foley & Lardner wrote in Politico Monday. "This provision, which can now be used thanks to the completion of the Paris climate deal, raises important questions about national...
  • Ben Carson: Now He's a Politician

    02/08/2016 5:18:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Katie Kiefer
    Politics is a full-contact sport, but it's not OK to hit below the belt. Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio spent last week blaming frontrunner Sen. Ted Cruz for a problem that originated from Team Carson's own disorganization—even after media records and Iowa exit poll data cleared Cruz. Before you vote in your primary, you deserve the truth. "You don't have to be a politician to tell the truth," Carson quipped in a recent debate. No, you don't. So let's start telling the truth. Unless you’re now a politician. Carson finished 4th in the February 1 Iowa caucus. Cruz...
  • Bush aims to just survive New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 5:15:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/16 | ELI STOKOLS
    His campaign is in overdrive. The family cavalry is en route. It may not be enough. The pundits think he's nearing the end. His donors are itching to jump ship. But Jeb Bush thinks he's about to take the first step toward an unlikely comeback. "You don't have to listen to the pundits," Bush told voters here. "In fact, you'll figure it out for the pundits." The Bush campaign enters its last day before New Hampshire votes with the single aim of delivering a top-five performance that justifies pushing south, where they say they believe a better organization and a...
  • The Goldilocks Approach to Global Warming

    02/08/2016 5:12:44 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/8/2016 | S. Fred Singer
    Maybe you've heard or read somewhere that all kinds of terrible disasters will happen if the (global mean surface) temperature rises just 2⁰C above the pre-industrial level; according to some datasets, we are already more than halfway there. Further, activists want to lower the threshold to 1.5⁰C -- thus advancing the date of the "apocalypse." Note, however, that these same activists never bother to define "mean temperature" or tell you how to measure it -- if indeed that makes sense. Temperatures vary not only geographically, mainly with latitude and altitude, but also with season, time of day, and weather conditions.
  • Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Eminent Domain, and the Keystone XL Pipeline

    02/08/2016 5:12:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    REASON ^ | 02/08/2016 | Nick Gillespie
    There's no question that one of the most memorable exchanges in last night's GOP debate in New Hampshire came over the question of eminent domain, the constitutionally sanctioned taking of private property for public use. Donald Trump is for robust use of eminent domain, including instances that most people would agree constitute eminent-domain abuse. That is, situations in which the property being seized is delivered either immediately or soon after to a private entity (such as the egregious case in which Trump himself worked with Atlantic City officials to kick a widow out of her house so he could expand...
  • Muslims gang-rape teen: “She has nothing to complain about. Women must obey men.”

    02/08/2016 5:09:08 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 21 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/6/2016 | Pamela Geller
    Why was this girl at a party with Muslim migrants from Iraq? Because the Belgian media and political establishment keep repeating that the "refugees" are harmless, and that Europeans should welcome them, and that any concern about them shows that you're a racist-islamophobic-anti-muslim-bigot. This is the result. Certainly she behaved irresponsibly in being there at all and drinking enough to pass out, which is not to say anything justifies their behavior (except the Quran, that is, which allows Muslim men to use non-Muslim women as sex slaves, "captives of the right hand," 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). But the even...
  • Is Jeb Bush's Campaign Dying, or Just Getting Ready to Begin?

    02/08/2016 5:07:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Vice News ^ | 2/8/16 | John Surico
    It's 11 AM on Saturday morning in Bedford, New Hampshire, and Jeb Bush's staff has a problem: A police officer is saying that that McKelvie Intermediate School has reached its maximum occupancy. Hundreds of people-many wearing Bush '88 hats and W pins, the merch of a dynasty-have squeezed into the school's auditorium to see the latest Bush to seek the presidency speak. Other supporters are stuck outside, cheering the former Florida governor's "Safer, Stronger, Freer America" bus as it rolled in. While Bush takes selfies with the stragglers, Tom Ridge appears onstage inside. -snip- These aren't great times to be...
  • Government Sanctioned Murders of Patriots Continue: Perverts, Traitors & Informants Responsible

    02/08/2016 4:52:04 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/6/2016 | Bob Powell
    In addition to enhanced FBI video footage of Finicum's murder throughout the show, TTiV will be exposing the criminal past of the FBI Special Agent in Charge of the standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge, and the US Attorney for Oregon who had to resign because it was revealed that she was a sexual deviant, a stalker who obsessed on her underlings, the woman who was responsible for unjustly sending the Hammonds back to prison for a second time. You will see BLM officials plot to defraud the United States Government while paying far below market value for properties they want...
  • It was Clinton who required transcripts of her speeches (owns and controls them)

    02/08/2016 4:50:50 AM PST · by Liz · 14 replies
    .mcclatchydc.com ^ | 2/7/16 | Anita Kumar
    Clinton said Friday on MSNBC she doesn/t regret giving speeches because they were a way to communicate about what she was seeing around the world. Hillary routinely demanded a stenographer be present so she could maintain a record of what she said. At least four of Clinton’s contracts include a clause stating a transcript would be produced for Clinton and that she would own them and control their release, according to contracts obtained by McClatchy. The sponsor will transcribe Speaker/s remarks as they are being delivered, which should be solely for the Speaker/s records, according to the University of Buffalo...
  • Palestinian “Moderate” Leaders --A sober look at words vs. deeds.

    02/08/2016 4:46:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 8, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Palestinian "Moderate" Leaders A sober look at words vs. deeds. February 8, 2016 Ari Lieberman When Barack Obama or his shills at the State Department aren't busy apologizing to the Muslim world for America's imagined misdeeds or thanking the Iranians for kidnapping our sailors, they're usually excoriating Israel for "creating obstacles to peace" while the other side - the so-called Palestinians - generally escape criticism. Palestinian Authority incitement and outright anti-Semitism are all but ignored by the Obama administration as is the fact that 6% of the PA's budget is earmarked toward paying the salaries of convicted terrorists or...
  • The Case for Donald Trump

    02/08/2016 4:37:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    It's easy to make the conservative case against Donald Trump - he's a Hillary-donating human troll doll who displays the interpersonal skills of Damien from "The Omen" while practicing the same deep, abiding commitment to conservative ideology as Charlie Sheen does to sobriety. Yet millions upon millions of Americans - some committed conservatives - still choose to support his nomination and, stunningly, do so on purpose. We need to understand why. In the Army, you call it "red teaming" - looking at the fight from the enemy's point of view. In the law, a trial lawyer must not only know...
  • UMass/Lowell NH Daily Tracking 2/7 - Trump 34 - Rubio 13 - Cruz 13 - Jeb 10

    02/08/2016 4:34:49 AM PST · by usafa92 · 19 replies
    Umass/Lowell ^ | 2/8/2016 | UMass/Lowell
    Donald Trump has led by double digits in every day of our tracking poll; in the last day, he tracked downward two points, but his nearest rival, Sen. Marco Rubio, also tracked down one. Trump leads with 34%, followed by Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz, who are both at 13%. Gov. Jeb Bush is at 10% (no change), Gov. John Kasich is at 10% (up 1%), Gov. Chris Christie is at 5% (no change), Carly Fiorina is at 4% (no change) and Dr. Ben Carson is at 3% (no change). Little has changed over the course of the race and...
  • Steve Forbes on Donald Trump and His 'Hoo-Ha'

    02/08/2016 4:30:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Street ^ | December 20, 2015 | Jeremy Greenfield
    Steve Forbes ran for president twice -- in 1996 and 2000 -- spending a reported $69 million of his own money in failed bids to win the Republican nomination. His campaigns mostly focused on establishing a flat income tax and other similar economic reforms. The multi-millionaire chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media isn't running for president this time around, but he does have a new book out this week (Reviving America), promoting three big reforms he believes America should adopt: repeal and replace Obamacare with something akin to a free-market health-care system; scrapping the Federal income tax code in favor...