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  • Republicans Can Get More Black Votes

    02/10/2016 10:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Star Parker
    The 2012 presidential election delivered a wake-up call to the Republican Party to improve communication with minorities. The realization that the American presidency can now be won with support of less than 40 percent of white voters -- Obama won with just 39 percent -- was a bombshell. When Ronald Reagan was elected president in November 1980, 88 percent of the electorate was white. In 2012, when Barack Obama was elected, this was down to 72 percent. Pew Research projects that in 2016 the percentage of white voters will be down to 69 percent. This trend will continue, as America...
  • Don’t sleep on Ted Cruz. The next five weeks look very, very good for him.

    02/10/2016 10:23:20 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 10, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    Cruz's win in the Iowa caucuses last week was, as it has been for every recent GOP Iowa winner, heavily reliant on evangelical Christians. He over-performed among this group, beating Trump 34-22 among them.Two points here. The first is that, yes, Iowa is a very evangelical state, and not every state -- read: New Hampshire -- has the same makeup. In fact, New Hampshire is the least religious state in the country, according to Gallup, and PRRI reports only about 1 in 10 residents is an evangelical.In this regard, though, the next few weeks of the GOP race look a...
  • Hillary's Use of the Gender Card Isn't Working

    02/10/2016 10:15:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Hillary Clinton is not a woman, and that's a triumph for feminism and a problem for Hillary. Let me clarify. Yes, technically she is female. But when millions of Americans think of Hillary Clinton, they don't think of her gender; they think of, well, Hillary Clinton. Some may think of her as a heroic liberal technocrat. Others might think of her as a deeply partisan politician. The list goes on: She's a supportive (or enabling) wife, a great (or terrible) former secretary of state, a left-wing bully or a victim of political witch hunts. What she is not is an...
  • After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders

    02/10/2016 10:15:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 10, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Though Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will. Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party's nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates. New Hampshire has 24 "pledged" delegates, which are allotted based on the popular vote. Sanders has 13, and Clinton has 9, with 2 currently allotted to neither. But under Democratic National Committee rules, New Hampshire also has 8 "superdelegates," party officials who are free...
  • Indenturing Students: Young voters should be very cautious in accepting Sanders' Free College

    02/10/2016 10:12:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2016 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    Young voters should be very cautious in accepting Bernie Sanders' idea that college should be free. Anybody who thinks this socialist-spun fantasy is a responsible plan should look at the rising student loan debt. It is now at $1.3 trillion and is stifling the finances of young people who want to get married, buy a house, buy a car, or pursue any other financial goals. Socialism is a millstone around the necks of America's middle class and poor. Anyone who disagrees with this should look at how the cost of a college education has risen much faster than wages. This...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How the Clintons embraced Wall Street and made $76,000 a DAY

    02/10/2016 10:11:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    She said in her losing speech in New Hampshire that she wanted to get the 'secret unaccountable money out of politics'. And she said: 'Wall Street can never be allowed to once again threaten Main Street. And I will fight to rein in Wall Street—and you know what? I know how to do it.' But Hillary and Bill Clinton made up to $76,000 a day fueled by large payments from Wall Street banks that date back to at least 1999. The leading Democratic presidential candidate and her husband raked in nearly double the average American’s annual wage every 24 hours...
  • See How Ted Cruz Deals With Climate Change Activist's Confrontations

    02/10/2016 10:08:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies
    Charisma News ^ | February 10, 2016 | BOB ESCHLIMAN
    A climate change activist from Texas attempted to catch a "gotcha" moment with her senator, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, but instead provided another example of how to disagree with one's political opposition with Christian love. (Video Screenshot Image) When the voters have up-close access to the candidates, it invites opportunities for activists to "get in their faces" about the issues for which they advocate.For candidates who have taken strong stands on issues, it becomes an almost daily occupational hazard. But a recent interaction between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and one of his constituents—who drove all the way...
  • US says Russian campaign in Syria helping ISIS

    02/10/2016 10:03:12 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 12 replies
    AP via KOAA ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | None Attributed
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. says Russia's counterterrorism campaign in Syria is actually helping the Islamic State. Brett McGurk, the Obama administration's point-man for defeating the group, says a Russian-backed offensive in northern Syria is drawing local fighters away from the battle against the Islamic State, and to the front lines in the war against the Syrian government. McGurk tells the House Foreign Affairs Committee, "What Russia's doing is directly enabling ISIL."
  • Facebook dragged into 'colonialism' row in India

    02/10/2016 9:59:27 AM PST · by C19fan
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 10, 2016 | Andrew Marszal
    Facebook has been dragged into an embarrassing row in India after one of its directors said “anti-colonialism” was to blame for the country's economic struggles. Marc Andreessen was accused of endorsing colonial rule by thousands of angry Twitter users on Wednesday after he posted the controversial message on the social media website. The row comes days after India banned a Facebook programme called Free Basics, which offers free but restricted internet access to people in poor, rural areas.
  • Here’s Why Republicans Are Mocking Obama’s Final Budget Proposal

    02/10/2016 9:45:09 AM PST · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 09, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    President Obama’s final budget proposal, which increases government spending by $4.15 trillion, got a chilly reception Tuesday in Congress. Many Republicans already are dismissing the spending plan outright. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., snarkily tweeted a survey asking what the mountain pictured on the cover of Obama’s budget proposal symbolized. Options: debt, regulations, taxes, or all of the above.
  • Canada’s palliative care so bad that patients may opt for euthanasia, experts warn

    02/10/2016 9:43:37 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada has a “moral imperative” to fund palliative care because people have a dignity that “comes from God,” Canada’s top ranking Catholic cardinal told the special joint parliamentary committee on “physician-assisted dying” last week. The dignity of the human person is “inherent” and remains regardless of their circumstances, Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Toronto archdiocese told the committee. “That’s why we don’t believe it’s right to kill them.” This belief in the intrinsic dignity of the human person motivates the Catholic Church’s mission of providing health care, including care for the dying, he said....
  • Election 2016 — Republican / Democratic Delegate Count

    02/10/2016 9:43:22 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics -- Multiple links in body of thread
    Election 2016 -- Republican Delegate Count Election 2016 -- Democratic Delegate Count
  • The Media's Softness for Sanders and Socialism

    02/10/2016 9:41:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    At the start of the Democratic presidential race, the media viewed the contest as a cakewalk. The compassionate and gloriously wonky Hillary Clinton faced no one who could be viewed as her equal. Game over. When Sen. Bernie Sanders made noises about running against her, nobody thought he could be the actual Democratic nominee. He was old, he was cranky, and he wasn't even a Democrat. The conventional media wisdom had it that Sanders would be a healthy deterrent to the Clinton tendency to crawl toward the corporatist middle. On NPR, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne saw it as positive:...
  • CANDIDATES CRUZ BEAT SPENT $72.1 MILLION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. CRUZ SPENT $580K.

    02/10/2016 9:39:09 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 85 replies
    Soshable ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | J D Rucker
    There's a reason Ted Cruz didn't spend a lot of money in New Hampshire. It wasn't because he had given up on him having an impact there even though most in the media had. It wasn't because he didn’t think that the vote was an important one. It was because he's smart enough to hold back when others are going all in. In essence, Ted Cruz let them burn through their cash while he looked at the long game. To place an unexpected third in New Hampshire, Ted Cruz and his super PACs combined to spend $580,000. This is less...
  • Dem. Senator Calls for Investigation into Alleged H-1B Visa Abuse at Eversource Energy

    02/10/2016 9:36:21 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2016 | Caroline May
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is calling for a Justice Department investigation into allegations that a northeastern utility company fired hundreds of workers and forced them to train their less expensive foreign replacements. In a story that has become more common, Eversource Energy has been accused of contracting with outsourcing firms to import lower-paid, foreign workers on H-1B visas to replace their American information technology staff. In the process, the 200 workers who lost their jobs were allegedly made to train their replacements and remain silent about the matter."I am greatly concerned about whether Eversource has violated current law," Blumenthal wrote...
  • ‘Yes, Again’: ‘NCIS’ Actress Pauley Perrette Reports Latest Encounter With Transient

    02/10/2016 9:26:49 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 59 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2/10/2016 | CBS LA
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) - For the second time in less than three months, "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette is alleging she was accosted by a transient. In a message posted to her Twitter page early Wednesday morning, Perrette said she was headed home from work on Cahuenga Boulevard when she saw a homeless man "asking for money from drivers." Pauley - who wrote she keeps $1 bills in her glove box "for this very reason" - said she got the man's attention by holding up a dollar bill and the man approached her vehicle.
  • GOP Shatters it's Turnout Record: Democrats Lag Behind

    02/10/2016 9:25:45 AM PST · by Wpin · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans set a new turnout record Tuesday in New Hampshire’s primary, attracting more than a quarter of a million voters to the polls and offering evidence that most of the energy in the 2016 presidential race continues to be on the GOP side. Democrats saw a strong turnout, but their two-person race couldn’t recapture the magic of the 2008 battle between Hillary Clinton and then-candidate Barack Obama — a race that presaged Mr. Obama’s eventual cruise to victory in November.
  • How Trump can quiet Rubio and Cruz with these three words...

    02/10/2016 9:20:33 AM PST · by dmzTahoe · 100 replies
    dmztahoe
    Three words that will silence Rubio and Cruz and dramatically contrast Mr. Trump's strength to the Senatots' weakness... When Mr. Trump is debating, and the establishment Senators (Cruz and Rubio) start proudly saying what they have done in "leading" the fight against this or that, or pushing this or that legislation, I wish Mr Trump would look at them in the eyes and say... "That's very noble of you to lead the fight, Senator, but tell me something about those efforts... DID YOU WIN? It's one thing to fight for something, but if you don't win, you are a loser....
  • Millennials have a higher opinion of socialism than of capitalism

    02/10/2016 9:19:50 AM PST · by bryan999 · 42 replies
    In a recent YouGov survey, respondents were asked whether they had a “favorable or unfavorable opinion” of socialism and of capitalism. Below are the results of their answers, broken down by various demographic groups.
  • How New Hampshire turned into a nightmare for the Republican establishment

    02/10/2016 9:14:12 AM PST · by NRx · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-10-2016 | Chris Cillizza
    It's hard to imagine the New Hampshire primary going any worse for establishment Republicans. Desperate to find a candidate to coalesce around in hopes of stopping the populist insurrection of Donald Trump and the conservative uprising championed by Ted Cruz, the establishment instead got the opposite: a three-way split decision between John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio that ensures an extended, nasty and expensive fight simply to emerge as the third guy in the top tier. The goal for most unaligned establishment Republicans heading into the eight-day gap between Iowa's caucuses and New Hampshire's primary was that Rubio emerge...
  • NH: GOP Establishment Spends 20X Per Vote as Trump/Cruz

    02/10/2016 9:11:02 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Nolte
    Donald Trump's massive and massively consequential New Hampshire victory cost the billionaire businessman a mere $40 per vote, according to a study done by Morning Consult. To come in a distant fourth place, Jeb Bush spent a mind-boggling $1200 per vote. Sen. Ted Cruz did the best; he landed in a surprising third place by spending only $18 per vote. No one, though, wasted their money more than Sen. Marco Rubio, who spend $508 per vote to belly-flop into fifth place. Even though Bush spent more than twice as much as Rubio, the former Florida governor at least walks out...
  • Senator Mike Lee Pushes to Definitively Bar Women from the Draft

    02/10/2016 9:08:11 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2016 | Elaina Plott
    As early as Thursday, Senator Mike Lee will drop in a new bill that would definitively bar women from registering for the selective service, pairing legislative text with the recent explosion in debate on the issue. The exclusion of women from the draft is already law – upheld by the Supreme Court in 1981 — but the rationale for the Court's decision centered on the combat restrictions for women that existed at the time. Now that those restrictions have been lifted — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change in December — so too has the premise for current law....
  • John McCain Joins Call to Register Women for the Draft

    02/10/2016 9:08:00 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 02/10/2016 | Niels Lesniewski
    The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is the latest to say that women should be registering for the draft. While there's no expectation the U.S. military will return to conscription any time soon, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is siding with service chiefs who say that with all combat roles opened to women, the Selective Service system should include them, too. "As women serve in more roles across the armed forces, I support the recommendation of the Army Chief of Staff and the Commandant of the Marine Corps that women should register for Selective Service," McCain said in a...
  • House panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit

    02/10/2016 9:05:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Arizona taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $240 million to help convince adults to get state permits to carry concealed weapons. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee voted 5-4 Monday to give individuals a dollar-for-dollar income tax credit for the cost of the required course, up to $80. House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, sponsor of HB 2494, said it will encourage people, who already can carry a concealed weapon without any training at all, to attend the eight-hour course. The Litchfield Park Republican said police officers have told him the first-line of defense...
  • Trump Thumps Merkel On Migrant Madness: 'It's The End Of Europe'

    02/10/2016 9:05:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    Breitbart/Reuters ^ | Breitbart London
    U.S. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was wrong to let in thousands of migrants into Germany and that the refugee crisis could trigger revolutions and even the end of Europe. "I think Angela Merkel made a tragic mistake with the migrants," Trump told French conservative weekly Valeurs Actuelles, which said it was the billionaire's first in-depth campaign interview with European media. "If you don't treat the situation competently and firmly, yes, it's the end of Europe. You could face real revolutions," Trump was quoted as saying, according to the French translation. The 69-year-old property magnate...
  • Woman stabbed at GM Tech Center in Warren

    02/10/2016 9:04:14 AM PST · by equaviator · 22 replies
    Fox2Detroit ^ | February 10, 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) - Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mayor Jim Fouts confirmed to FOX 2. Fouts tells us a woman walked into the 8-story building at the center of the campus and asked to speak with a female employee. The two met in the lobby and started talking but stepped outside when their conversation escalated. Sponsored Links Of Every New Car Released in 2015, These 10 Are Our Favorites Kelley Blue Book What Your Last Name Means Ancestry It was outside that the visitor pulled out a knife...
  • Senate panel OKs bill blocking feds from arresting, detaining Az on domestic terrorism charges

    02/10/2016 8:59:21 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to protect Arizona citizens from being hauled off in the middle of the night by the Department of Homeland Security. The measure approved Tuesday by the Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility makes it illegal to "arrest or capture'' any citizen "with the intent of detention under the law of war.'' It also would bar executing anyone who has not first been convicted in a federal court. Sen. Judy Burges, R-Sun City West, said SB 1437 is aimed at the heart of the National Defense Authorization Act. She said that law is...
  • How a Debate Misstep Sent Marco Rubio Tumbling in New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 8:57:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters and Michael Barbaro
    Everything, it seemed, was breaking Marco Rubio’s way. Inside the Holiday Inn Express hotel, where Mr. Rubio and his top aides had camped out in a small conference room to prepare for last Saturday’s Republican debate, marathon practice sessions were interrupted, giddily, by word of new endorsements from former rivals and fawning phone calls from donors.
  • The Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F, 12noon-3PM, WOR-AM, Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.

    02/10/2016 8:55:38 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 126 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • The economy and the stock market have already voted for the next president

    02/10/2016 8:52:48 AM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 6 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Mark Hulbert
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — New Hampshire’s primary results are a sideshow compared with the most important political poll of all: the stock market. Which is ironic, since — in contrast to the presidential campaign so far, which has confused matters more than clarified them — the stock market is voting loudly and clearly: The Republicans are likely to regain control of the White House this November.
  • TV Ad in South Carolina: ‘Bring Americans Victimized by Immigration Out of the Shadows’

    02/10/2016 8:52:06 AM PST · by AuntB · 31 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Caroline May
    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has launched a six-figure TV advertising campaign in South Carolina, in advance of the state's upcoming presidential primary. The anti-illegal immigration group's TV ad argues that the cliché call to "bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows" should be applied to Americans who have been hurt by illegal immigrants. "For years, Americans have been told that we need to bring illegal aliens out of the shadows. Here's a better idea. Bring Americans victimized by immigration out of the shadows," Dan Stein, the president of FAIR, says in the ad. The television commercial was...
  • Sierra Vista a ‘conditionally feasible’ cybersecurity hub, study finds

    02/10/2016 8:50:26 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A three month study has determined that Sierra Vista is a potentially viable site for the development of a cluster of efforts focused on making the city a cybersecurity hub, although it would require significant investment and mean competing with other communities looking for a piece of the billions of dollars pouring into the industry. The cybersecurity and market industry analysis, conducted by Peoria-based Rainey & Associates, LLC, concluded that “the development of a technology cluster focused on cybersecurity in Sierra Vista is conditionally feasible,” said Thomas Rainey, president of the firm, during a presentation to the...
  • Republicans have no anti-Trump strategy now (link only)

    02/10/2016 8:49:54 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    Ramesh Ponnuru
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  • New York Daily News Attack Trump Voters as ‘Mindless Zombies’

    02/10/2016 8:49:28 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10,2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    The dreadful, desperate, and more than a little paranoid left-wing New York Daily News again went trolling against its enemies on the political right Tuesday night. This time, though, the Daily News did not attack powerful politicians or powerful organizations like the NRA. No, this time the Daily News attacked the powerless: the everyday American men and women who dared vote for Donald Trump in New Hampshire. Like the Huffington Post's earlier attacks on New Hampshire voters as "racist and sexists," the Daily News attacked New Hampshire voters as "mindless zombies." Attacking voters. There is nothing the powerful won't do...
  • Bush plans scorched-earth attack on Kasich, Rubio

    02/10/2016 8:47:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | February 9, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    Jeb Bush is already laying the groundwork for a brutal South Carolina campaign against establishment rivals John Kasich and Marco Rubio. In an internal memo circulated late Tuesday evening, the campaign distributed talking points to top campaign aides and surrogates, highlighting lines of attack they plan to take against both candidates.
  • The Latest: Trump: China should make Kim Jong-un 'disappear'

    02/10/2016 8:47:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 10, 2016
    ...."I would get China to make that guy disappear in one form or another very quickly," Trump said on "CBS This Morning." Host Norah O'Donnell asked whether Trump is calling for Kim Jong-un's assassination. Trump shrugged, "Well, I've heard of worse things frankly." He adds: "China has control, absolute control over North Korea...And they should make that problem disappear."..
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. [FReepathon thread XLI]

    02/10/2016 8:41:57 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of God, family, country, liberty!! But we cannot exist...
  • Campaigns Brief: How to Watch New Hampshire {Time & Money Spent by Each Candidate}

    02/10/2016 8:41:23 AM PST · by drpix · 13 replies
    morningconsult.com ^ | 2/10/16 | Reid WIlson
    { Complete Data & Rankings for Ad Money Spent AND Candidates Time Spent in NH - See Below }
  • WATCH LIVE: Sen. Ted Cruz rallies in Myrtle Beach

    02/10/2016 8:41:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    WMBF News ^ | February 10, 2016
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is speaking in Myrtle Beach Wednesday morning. Mobile users, tap here to watch the event live from your deviceSenator Cruz will be speaking from Ground Zero on Chester Street. Ground Zero is a youth-focused Christian non-profit organization based in Myrtle Beach.
  • Community rallies to attend veteran’s funeral

    02/10/2016 8:39:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Amanda Baillie
    When word spread that WWII/Korean War vet had no one to mourn him, that changed quickly He died an American hero, but with no family to mourn him. On Tuesday, however, Sergeant First Class Sidney Dean Cochran was buried with full military honors, surrounded by hundreds of strangers who came to pay their respects to the World War II veteran. Thanks to a social media campaign that began with a post on funeral director Ryan Jensen’s wife’s Facebook page, word quickly spread about the service.
  • It’s on: New Cruz ad ridicules Trump as fake Republican

    02/10/2016 8:37:25 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 233 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 10, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    Like Donkey Kong. Ted Cruz scored a surprising third-place finish in New Hampshire in yesterday's first-in-the-nation primary, and now it looks like he's going for a knockout before South Carolina. Cruz tweeted out the campaign's latest web ad after his victory, one that takes aim at the winner, Donald Trump. The ad depicts children playing with their new "Donald Trump action figure," and says what he does most is "pretend to be a Republican"... It's a tour de force of counter-Trump arguments. The ad manages to mention Trump's friendship with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid (and adds in...
  • Chris Christie to suspend presidential campaign

    02/10/2016 8:36:39 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to issue a statement Wednesday afternoon suspending his presidential campaign, The Washington Times has learned. The announcement follows a disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, where Mr. Christie was hoping a strong showing would give him more breathing room in a race where the tough-talking governor competed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to emerge as the most viable alternative to businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
  • Steve Schmidt: Rubio Campaign Has 'Effectively Collapsed'

    02/10/2016 8:34:26 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 10,2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Marco Rubio's presidential campaign in New Hampshire collapsed because voters "made a judgment he's not ready to be president of the United States," Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said Wednesday, and he believes the Florida senator's chances are slim unless he pulls off a miracle. "A fifth place finish in New Hampshire means effectively he's bleeding out," Schmidt, a political analyst for MSNBC, told the network's "Morning Joe" program. "That campaign is effectively over unless he can pull off a miracle and win the Nevada caucuses. He doesn't have a path in South Carolina. "But with most of the focus going...
  • Christie talks to Trump, and makes decision to drop out of race

    02/10/2016 8:32:40 AM PST · by dlt · 41 replies
    News was leaked by morning talk show hosts who were told by Trump
  • Major Media Monopoly Obeyed Planned Parenthood Disinformation About Pro-Life Centers

    02/10/2016 8:25:29 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Venerable Tradition of Leftist Media Swallowing Whole Planned Parenthood Lies & Regurgitating Them to the Public as 'News' The Early History of the Media Monopoly's Coordinated Assault on Crisis Pregnancy Centers The cooperation between the seven major media monopolies and Planned Parenthood was vividly illustrated in a series of co­ordinated stories during the eighteen months between October 1985 and March 1987 and again during the summer of 1992. Concerned that the grassroots pro-life movement was at last gaining an upper hand in the abortion battle, Planned Parent­hood put together a well-orchestrated, heavily-financed, no-holds­ barred, negative public relations campaign. The...
  • San Diego woman killed by stray bullet in Chicago

    02/10/2016 8:24:08 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    10 News ^ | 02/09/2016 | 10 Digital News TEam
    SAN DIEGO -- A 25-year-old University of San Diego graduate who had recently moved to Chicago for a new job was killed by a stray bullet last week.   According to WLS-TV, Aaren O’Connor was sitting in her car in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood Friday night speaking on the phone with her sister in San Diego when the line went dead. When her father called O’Connor back, he said she sounded confused.    "She was incoherent, didn't know where she was, and kept saying that her head hurts. Her head hurts," David O’Connor told ABC7. "I wish I could have...
  • War between Bush and Rubio moves to South Carolina

    02/10/2016 8:21:17 AM PST · by pgkdan · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2016 | Rick Moran
    Both the Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio campaigns are on life support and most observers believe that one or both will not make it out of South Carolina. But before someone pulls the plug on both campaigns, I'd recommend you pop some popcorn and watch the fur fly because it's going to get bloody in South Carolina over the next 10 days. Snip... Jeb Bush spent an astonishing $36 million in New Hampshire to finish behind Ted Cruz who only spent $600,000. By all rights, after his feeble showing in Iowa, a fourth place in New Hampshire should have finished...
  • Flint Special Counsel: Officials Face Possible Manslaughter Charges for Water Contamination

    02/10/2016 8:20:15 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Slate. (Yeah, I know...) ^ | 02/09/2016 | Elliot Hannon
    The investigation into the contamination of the drinking water in Flint, Michigan could result in criminal charges for those responsible, including potential involuntary manslaughter charges that are punishable by up to 15 years in prison. That’s according to the state’s Attorney General-appointed special counsel, Todd Flood, who addressed the media on Tuesday alongside state investigators, who are still trying to untangle who knew what and when, in an effort to get to the bottom of water crisis in the city. There are also civil actions that could be undertaken, Flood said. Here’s more on potential next steps from Flood via...
  • North Korea reportedly executed its army chief of staff

    02/10/2016 8:15:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    SEOUL -- North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges, and disappearances under the country's young leader. The news comes amid heightened tension surrounding the isolated North Korea after its Sunday launch of a long-range rocket, about a month after it drew international condemnation for conducting its fourth nuclear test. A source familiar with North Korean affairs also told Reuters that Ri had been executed. The source declined to be identified, given the sensitivity of...
  • Jeb Bush Spent $1200 Per Vote In New Hampshire: That's 30 times more per vote than frontrunner [tr]

    02/10/2016 8:12:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 9, 2016 | Janie Valencia and Hilary Fung
    After spending $2800 per vote in Iowa, Jeb Bush and his super PAC, Right to Rise, have continued the spree by paying about $1200 per vote in New Hampshire. Investing an egregious amount of money in ads landed Bush in fourth place with 11 percent of the vote, according to election results as of Tuesday night. The next-highest spenders were New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent $852 per vote and came in sixth place, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who spent $508 per vote and came in just behind Bush in fifth place.