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  • Donald Trump’s Emotional TV Ad Slams Illegal Immigration

    02/13/2016 2:22:00 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 2 replies ^ | February 12
    Donald Trump has rolled out a hard-hitting and emotional TV ad in South Carolina that shows how African-Americans are suffering from illegal immigration.
  • In Syria, Obama-backed "Rebels" Battle Obama-backed Militias

    02/13/2016 2:06:54 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 February 2016 | Alex Newman
    Further illustrating what would at least appear to be the incredible absurdity of what passes for U.S. government "foreign policy," Sunni jihadist "rebels" in Syria backed by al-Qaeda and the Obama administration have been battling against Shia militias that have also been backed by Obama. Both sides are fighting with American weapons, according to news reports. How much money U.S. taxpayers forked over to arm the two warring Islamic factions was not immediately clear. But the enormous human tragedy on the ground is getting worse quickly.The latest battle between feuding Obama-backed forces was first reported by the far-left Daily Beast,...
  • Journos kicked out of Concerned Student 1950 town hall at Mizzou, threatened with arrest

    02/13/2016 12:55:34 AM PST · by This_far · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published February 13, 2016
    Journalists covering student activism on the campus of the University of Missouri still face a hostile environment. According to Higher Education news site The College Fix, one of their student videographers had the cops called on him after he refused to leave a Wednesday evening town hall meeting organized by Concerned Student 1950.
  • Voting rights groups sue federal election official

    02/13/2016 12:29:12 AM PST · by This_far · 5 replies
    ABC, AP ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | roxana hegeman
    (AP/excerpt) A coalition of voting rights groups on Friday sued a federal elections official who decided that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a national form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • 'Pro-Faith' or 'Profane?' Trump Surrogate Gets Heckled at Faith and Family Forum

    02/13/2016 12:24:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 184 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 12, 2016 | Leigh Munsil
    "...[Pastor Mark Burns] repeated four times: "Donald Trump is pro-faith. He is pro-faith. He is pro-faith. He is pro-faith." But an attendee called out loudly that Trump is "profane" - presumably referring to Trump's use of the word "pussy" on stage to mock opponent Sen. Ted Cruz and other such statements over the course of the campaign. Burns responded by admitting that Trump's language is profane. "Let me tell you one thing, I'm grateful you said that, that Donald Trump is profane, and that's what you're saying," he said. "Donald Trump is profane, but guess what? ... I don't know...
  • Mitchell and Todd Appalled By Cruz's 'Vicious' Office Space Parody

    02/12/2016 11:00:23 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 12, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd were appalled by a new Ted Cruz commercial attacking Hillary Clinton, labeling it “vicious” and “rough.” The campaign spot parodied the 1999 cult classic Office Space, showing “Hillary Clinton” angrily destroying a computer hard drive.  After playing a clip, a disgusted Chuck Todd condemned, “That was a little rough. That was a little uncomfortable to watch.” Todd added, “That looked vicious” and suggested the commercial crossed the line.  Mitchell lectured, “First of all, Ted Cruz is not running against Hillary Clinton yet. And I just think the parody is great in politics,” but “I'm...
  • 5 Major Reasons Rand Paul Supporters Should Back Ted Cruz

    02/12/2016 10:51:01 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Rob Knowles
    As a member of several libertarian-leaning social media groups, I see a lot of staunch support for the libertarian’s libertarian, Rand Paul. Unwavering in their support, even after he dropped out of the race, many Paul supporters seem to dislike Ted Cruz intensely. I’m not sure where this comes from–given Cruz’s record of defending constitutional liberties–but in this piece, I’d like to make an argument as to why libertarians should lend their support to Ted Cruz this primary cycle.Ted Cruz stood firmly against Net Neutrality Few people understood–or understand–what net neutrality means, but Jeffrey Dorfman explains the argument against net...
  • Four GOP Candidates Pledge To Pass FADA In First 100 days

    02/12/2016 10:44:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 12, 2016 | Nate Madden and Robert Eno
    Four remaining Presidential Candidates Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush have pledged to push for passing the First Amendment Defense Act within their first 100 days in office, while others still in the race have not. The pledge, a joint effort of the American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America and Family Research Council Action, reads "If elected, I pledge to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) and sign it into law during the first 100 days of my term as President." "Our future President, whoever he or she may be,...
  • What Heidi Cruz Said About Ted That Has Liberals Steamed

    02/12/2016 10:31:28 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 9:00AM EST 2/12/2016 | Bob Eschliman
    An appearance earlier this week by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi, has the liberal media practically losing its collective mind.Heidi Cruz appeared Tuesday afternoon on The Vince Coakley Radio Program, a weekday show on WYRD-FM "Word 106.3" in Greenville, South Carolina. Although the station is standard conservative talk radio, Coakley is an ordained minister who frequently talks about matters of faith on his show.His official biography reads: "Vince is a voice for personal, spiritual and political freedom. His listeners often refer to him as 'a breath of fresh air.' Vince's primary passion is God's glory. As a minister...
  • Best Ad of the Campaign Season: New Cruz Ad Slams Hillary With 'Office Space' Parody

    02/12/2016 10:22:22 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 12, 2016 | Michael van der Galien
    This has got to be the best ad of the campaign season thus far. And it's especially refreshing because Team Ted Cruz, which is responsible for the ad, focuses on Hillary Clinton rather than on his Republican opponents. First look at new @tedcruz ad in SC targeting @HillaryClinton and lampooning classic 'Office Space' scene Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) February 12, 2016Note to all of the Republican candidates: more of this please. This is exactly what conservatives want: taking Hillary to task -- instead of slamming fellow Republicans -- in way that's downright hilarious.For those who want to compare the parody...
  • Ted Cruz to hold rally in Florence on Monday

    02/12/2016 10:18:00 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 1:58 pm | JOSHUA LLOYD
    FLORENCE, S.C. - GOP presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be in Florence on Monday for a campaign rally ahead of the Republican primary. According to the Cruz campaign, the event will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College. The rally is free to the public, but all those who want to attend are asked to either print a ticket prior to the event or be ready to show a ticket on a mobile device. Tickets can be found at Candidate schedules...
  • Joe Scarborough-Donald Trump friendship increasing source of discomfort at NBC

    02/12/2016 9:57:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    Last November, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough sat on stage at the 92nd Street Y in New York and recounted the various times he had given Donald Trump political advice. "I've actually called him up and said, 'Donald, listen, you need to speak in complete sentences at debates," Scarborough said. "After the second debate ... I walked into his office, I said, 'Donald, do you know how to read? ... I said, 'You should read before a debate! ... Read a paragraph on Syria, read a paragraph on education reform!'"
  • What If Vladimir Putin Has Hillary Clinton's Emails?

    02/12/2016 9:49:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Despite a clear warning received almost three years ago, it has taken a heated presidential campaign and an FBI investigation to make us aware of the national security threat of Hillary Clinton’s unsecured state department e-mails. The Kremlin’s cyber warfare army has had ample opportunity to steal Clinton’s entire e-mail cache (including 31,830 “private” e-mails). Such hacking would likely have taken place before the Kremlin’s propaganda arm, RT (Russia Today), published Sidney Blumenthal’s e-mails to Clinton on March 20, 2013, presumably sending out alarms at that late date to Clinton to secure her private server. The Clinton cache of e-mail...
  • Donald Trump rally draws more than 10,000 in Tampa

    02/12/2016 9:45:53 PM PST · by euram · 44 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | Feb 12 2016 | Claire Aronson
    More than 10,000 supporters of all ages, wearing the infamous "Make America Great" hat, Trump T-shirts and holding Trump flags and signs, filled the University of South Florida Sun Dome in Tampa to listen to Trump talk for about an hour about how he is going to "Make America Great Again."
  • Ted Cruz leads a prayer with 14,000 cheering evangelicals in S.C.

    02/12/2016 9:45:44 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 160 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 12 at 8:00 PM | Philip Rucker
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Many of the Republican presidential candidates descended Friday on Greenville ahead of Saturday's CBS debate.But only one was savvy enough to get himself enlisted as the opening act of a throbbing, trembling Christian rock concert that packed 14,000 evangelicals into a downtown arena on Friday night.So here came Ted Cruz, striding onto the catwalk of a stage, beaming under the spotlight, leading the crowd in prayer, asking them to unite behind him in next Saturday's primary election, and jumping up like a basketball player high-fiving fans as he walked into the locker rooms in the bowels of...
  • Ted Cruz Campaign Scores With Peek Inside Hillary's 'Office Space'

    02/12/2016 9:34:34 PM PST · by kiryandil · 10 replies
    YouTube | February 12, 2016 | Ted Cruz's crew
    click on the pic to see the beatdown on Hillary the Felon. Fibbies, avert your eyes. Ya gotta have deniability.
  • Mexican Drug Cartel Slaughters Three Hundred People,...

    02/12/2016 9:25:35 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 14 replies ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Theodore Shoebat
    (Too long title: Mexican Drug Cartel Slaughters Three Hundred People, They Take The Victims, Murder Them And Burn Their Bodies To Nothing But Chard Pieces Of Human Flesh) In the El Limón Rance, which lies in the Mexican state of Veracruz, in the town of Tlalixcoyan, almost three thousand fragments of human corpses were discovered, leading investigators to believe that around three hundred bodies were buried on this very spot. The three thousand human remains were found after three days of investigation by forensic experts. The investigation was launched after locals began to make reports on the bodies to authorities....
  • Trump May Owe 'Billions' in Loans to Big Banks

    02/12/2016 8:27:07 PM PST · by TBP · 162 replies
    When Donald Trump heard that Ted Cruz had taken out a loan from Goldman Sachs (against his own investments, by the way), he lashed out at his rival. The loan proved that Cruz was owned by the banks! He could not be trusted! He'd just do Goldman's bidding! Oh my, how terrible! Yes, Cruz was clearly a crony of the big banks. This criticism caused the Cruz campaign to study Trump's own finances a bit. What they've discovered is downright shocking: Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Sunday said GOP front-runner Donald Trump owes “hundreds of millions or even billions”...
  • No escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes global

    02/12/2016 7:47:24 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 8:25 PM ET, Thu February 4, 2016 | Ivan Watson, Pamela Boykoff, Kocha Olarn and Judy Kwon
    Last October, two members of a small exile Chinese opposition political party -- Jiang Yefei and Dong Guangping -- were arrested by Thai police. Several weeks later, despite protests from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the two men were extradited to China and promptly thrown in prison. Since the extradition of Dong, his wife, Gu Shuhua, and daughter fled Thailand for Canada. Speaking from Toronto, she says Dong's capture has devastated her small family. "The Chinese government put pressure on my husband for so long that he ran away [from China]. Why did they still need to chase...
  • Guess Who is Pro-Gun? Survey of College Professors Shows Surprising Views on Gun Ownership

    02/12/2016 7:42:01 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/12/2016 | Fred Lucas
    Guess Who is Pro-Gun? Survey of College Professors Shows Surprising Views on Gun Ownership Academia is generally viewed as a liberal bastion, but one survey finds that despite their broad political leanings, college professors who have studied the impact of guns on society believe ownership of firearms makes the country safer. The academic survey by Gary A. Mauser, a professor at Canada's Simon Fraser University Beedle School of Business, and U.S. economist John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, finds that the attitude of academics actually corresponds with that of the general public. Prior to the 1990s, the...
  • Report: Criminologists, Economists Find Benefits to Gun Ownership

    02/12/2016 7:41:52 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a
    Townhall ^ | 02/10/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Report: Criminologists, Economists Find Benefits to Gun Ownership This past December marked three years since the massacre at Sandy Hook. Commemorating the anniversary, President Obama took to Facebook to pen a post that wondered how we as a nation explain congressional inaction on gun control to the victims' families. This type of rhetoric has been a common refrain from the president in the wake of other mass shootings since Newtown and the near-daily shootings in cities like Chicago. But despite attempts by President Obama, congressional Democrats, and the gun control lobby to push for stricter gun laws as the answer...
  • Trump says he is running campaign of 'great optimism'

    02/12/2016 7:41:28 PM PST · by QuinqueViae · 159 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/12/16 | Jeremy Diamond
    Tampa, Florida (CNN)Donald Trump is spinning his campaign in positive terms. Facing a renewed onslaught of attacks from his GOP presidential rivals on the stump and in TV ads, Trump, who has built his campaign on sharply pointed jabs and harsh rhetoric, is now calling his campaign one of "great optimism." "Make America Great Again, that's optimism," Trump said at a campaign rally Friday night here. "Some people say, 'Oh, such negativity.' It's just the opposite. We're going to fix things up, we're going to make this country better than it's ever been before." Since cinching his first electoral victory...
  • Congress Makes Internet Access Tax Ban Permanent

    02/12/2016 7:16:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 11, 2016 | By Kelly Phillips Erb
    Today, the Senate voted to keep internet access tax free -- permanently. If that feels like a small achievement, it's not. Taxing internet access has been barred by law since 1998. However, over the last 20 years, the prohibition wasn't a permanent law: it was a moratorium. To keep the moratorium in place, Congress had to extend it. And extend it again. So they did so in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2014 and a series of band-aids through 2015 -- eight times in total.
  • FOX: Hannity/Trump Interview

    02/12/2016 7:12:36 PM PST · by mbrfl · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 11, 2016 | FOX News
    Good interview of Trump by Sean Hannity.
  • West Virginia Will Become the 26th Right-To-Work State

    02/12/2016 6:53:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed legislation to make West Virginia the 26th right-to-work state, but was quickly overridden by the Republican legislature. For bills that don't deal with budgetary matters or appropriations, a simple majority is needed to override a veto. The state senate had already done so. And the State House of Delegates was expected to follow suit, given that there are 64 Republican members. The law goes into effect July 1 (via Metro News ): The House of Delegates and state Senate made quick work of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's vetoes on the bills that...
  • India 'disappointed' as US decides to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan

    02/12/2016 6:49:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    IBNLIVE.COM ^ | Feb 13, 2016
    Washington: The Obama administration on Friday notified the US Congress of its decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan worth nearly $700 million. Upset with the decision, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said,"We are disappointed at the decision of the Obama Administration to notify the sale of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan." He also said that India disagrees with the rationale of the US that such arms transfers help to combat terrorism. The MEA will summon US ambassador to convey India's displeasure over the decision of the Obama government. Despite mounting opposition from influential lawmakers from both...
  • World's oldest aircraft carrier to be converted into luxury hotel

    02/12/2016 6:44:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The Khaleej Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | P S Jayaram
    The world's oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat will be converted into a hotel to attract tourists after it is decommissioned from service later this year. The Defence Ministry has approved a proposal from Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) to convert the Centaur-class aircraft carrier into a hotel. The decision was conveyed to the state authorities on the sidelines of the International Fleet Review (IFR- 2016) at the coastal Andhra city of Visakhapatnam. The state government has drawn up plans to convert Viraat into a 500-room hotel, the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said. The warship would be docked at...

    02/12/2016 6:31:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2016 | ABC NEWS 7
    The machete-wielding man who allegedly injured four people in an attack at an Ohio restaurant before he was shot and killed by police was known to the FBI, but not under full scale investigation, law enforcement sources tell ABC News. The suspect, identified as Mohamed Barry, 30, according to Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz, was in a law enforcement database which includes names potentially related to terrorism, sources said. Being in the database would have flagged him if he came in contact with local authorities. The FBI is investigating the suspect's motive, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said at...
  • New Jeb Bush ad trashes "suck up" Cruz, "robot" Rubio, "McCain bashing" Trump

    02/12/2016 6:04:37 PM PST · by springwater13 · 41 replies
    He hits 3 people in this new ad. Desperate.
  • GOP mega-donors frozen in frustration

    02/12/2016 5:36:22 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/12/16 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Some of the biggest Republican donors, who collectively have contributed tens of millions of dollars to shape the presidential race, are tightening their purse strings out of frustration with their inability to boost their favored candidates, or to slow Donald Trump. Rather than continuing to write huge checks to support the cluster of establishment candidates jockeying to emerge as the leading alternative to Trump, a billionaire real estate showman roundly despised by the GOP elite, these donors have mostly retreated to the sidelines. They're watching anxiously, hoping that the field sorts itself out, according to interviews with a half dozen...
  • LIVE Interview with Charles Ortel on Banking Crisis, Hillary Clinton, and more... 2/13 8 AM EST

    02/12/2016 5:17:35 PM PST · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 12, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Don't miss this live interview!! Tomorrow, Saturday 2/13, 8 AM EST! SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES ORTEL! Saturday (2/13) LIVE 8 AM EST!!! Charles Ortel is an investor and writer interested in economics, geo-politics, history, travel and just, lasting peace. He has done extensive research on the fraudulent activities of the Clinton Foundation, and is known for predicting the revelation of fraud at General Electric. His work can be found at Topics of Discussion: > The Bank of England joins the IMF to embrace Islamic Finance - really? > European banks face a 2008-like crisis - will it spread? >The...
  • Poll: Trump leads 2-1 in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:59:24 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 73 replies ^ | February 14
    Donald Trump is crushing the Republican field in South Carolina, more than doubling his closest competitor ahead of the primary on Feb. 20, according to a new poll. Trump laps the field with 34.5 percent support in the South Carolina House Republican Caucus poll, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with 15.5 percent support, former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 13 percent support, and Sen. Marco Rubio with 12.5 percent support. Trump leads among Republicans of all ideological stripes, winning pluralities of self-identified conservatives, moderates, independents and libertarians.
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 4:43:08 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies ^ | 6/12/2016
  • Donald Trump's Emotional TV Ad Slams Illegal Immigration in Pitch to South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:33:30 PM PST · by QuinqueViae · 180 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/16 | Neil Munro
    Donald Trump has rolled out a hard-hitting and emotional TV-ad in South Carolina that shows how African-Americans are suffering from illegal immigration. "Jas Shaw was a 17-year-old football star who was gunned down just outside his home. His killer? An illegal immigrant gang member who just got out of prison," says the narrator. "Jas' dad, Jamiel, is supporting Donald Trump for President because he knows he will end illegal immigration." Shaw's dad, delivers the emotional pitch to African-Americans, who comprise a large proportion of the South Carolina, where the GOP's next primaries will be held Feb. 20. "Trump is the...
  • Bernie Sanders’s Single-Payer Health Care Plan Failed in Vermont

    02/12/2016 4:32:58 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/25/2016 | PATRICIA MURPHY
    When Sen. Bernie Sanders regales his campaign crowds with a portrait of The Way Things Are Going to Be, his "Medicare for All" program takes center stage. In a Sanders administration, the candidate promises, every man, woman, and child in America will share in a government-run, government funded health-care system. But the single payer system that Sanders is evangelizing isnt just a figment of progressive utopian fantasies. Single payer health care has already been tried and failed in Sanders's home state of Vermont, --SNIP-- the cost for the program, an estimated $4.3 billion a year, almost the size of the...
  • Dunn: Paxton indictment an embarrassment to Texas Criminal Justice System

    02/12/2016 4:20:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | 1 September, 2015 | Tim Dunn
    The new normal for conservatives in Texas is to be attacked by spurious complaints that trigger outrageous misuses of our justice system. This month, Attorney General Ken Paxton joined other indicted conservatives, such as former Gov. Rick Perry, who do not deserve such abuse. Paxton's indictment resulted from a criminal complaint by state Rep. Byron Cook. Cook is one of the handful of Republican legislators who joined with the Democratic caucus in 2009 to oust the last conservative house speaker, Midland's own Tom Craddick. The House has since been ruled by Cook and other Republicans who joined forces to form...
  • The Boy Who Cried Trump

    02/12/2016 4:18:47 PM PST · by QuinqueViae · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/12/16 | James Taranto
    A wag named Gabriel Rossman tweeted last month the five stages of Donald Trump: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and making America great again. The New Hampshire primary propelled many liberal commentators into Stage 2. "Polls are one thing and actual votes are another," observes the New Yorker's John Cassidy. "It's a bit like the difference between hearing that a friend or family member has received a horrible medical prognosis and seeing the symptoms progress firsthand. The first is upsetting; the second is shattering." It's an ugly metaphor - do you know who else likened his adversaries to a cancer? -...
  • D@mn it's good to be a Clinton

  • Jeb Bush Denounces Donald Trump's Manner, Character, in Play for Evangelical Votes

    02/12/2016 3:54:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/12/15 | JANET HOOK
    By contrast, former Florida governor cites his father's and brother's decorum and manners. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, looking for a receptive audience for his attacks on Donald Trump, cast aspersions on Friday on the front-runner's character and moral standards,citing his propensity to insult his adversaries and his use of vulgar language. "Anyone worried about a front running candidate shouting obscenities in front of children?" he told the Faith and Family Forum at evangelical college Bob Jones University. Invoking his father's more decorous approach to public life, he said "I cannot imagine my dad..." then trailed off.
  • Machete-Wielding Muslim Man Attacks Israeli-Christian’s Ohio Restaurant, Several Wounded

    02/12/2016 3:46:12 PM PST · by kindred · 49 replies ^ | 2/12/16 | Jordan Schachtel
    Police have shot and killed a man who allegedly attacked patrons of a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant Thursday night, wounding several people. One of the victims is in critical condition, according to reports. The suspected attacker is a Somali national named Mohammad Barry, CBS reports. There are also reports that Barry was on a terrorist watchlist. “Law enforcement is concerned that this incident has the hallmarks of the type of so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attack that they have been working to stop,” the report reads. The suspect entered the restaurant earlier in the day and asked for the owner. He was...
  • Cops cites preacher for 'offending' student

    02/12/2016 3:35:47 PM PST · by pilgrim · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 02.12.2016 | Douglas Ernst
    An Orwellian nightmare became a reality for an evangelical preacher this week when a cop near the University of Texas at Austin issued him a “disorderly conduct” citation for “offending” a student. An intern with Campus Ministry USA was confronted by multiple police officers on Tuesday and informed he would be written up for offending a student. Video of the incident soon went viral on YouTube. “We had somebody that was offended by the gestures you were making,” the officer said. “And that’s our job – to make sure that doesn’t happen, because these are students just walking in...
  • Was machete attack the work of lone-wolf terrorist? FBI join investigation after 'Somali national'

    02/12/2016 3:33:58 PM PST · by traumer · 27 replies
    The FBI has joined the investigation into the machete-wielding man who stormed into an Ohio restaurant and attacked customers at dinner tables before being shot and killed by police. Four people were injured in the attack at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant owned by an Israeli man in Columbus, on Thursday. The victims were taken to an area hospital and are expected to recover, as the suspected attacker, Mohamed Barry, 30, was fatally shot by police. Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner said of the attacker: 'There was no rhyme or reason as to who he was going after.'...
  • (VIDEO) PROOF POSITIVE. Ben Carson’s Dishonesty Is Bone Deep

    02/12/2016 3:20:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 53 replies
    RedState ^ | February 12th, 2016 | streiff
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson smiles at the thought of the money he’s raking in from the gullible and the attention he’s getting from Donald Trump and Joe Scaroborough (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik — caption by me.) If yesterday’s assertion by Ben Carson that he was putting a lot of effort into campaigning in South Carolina (he’s not, he is taking this weekend off and has only run 182 radio/television ads, all of them in Columbia, SC.) and that he has a plan for moving forward convinced you he was either delusional or dishonest, the balance has radically tipped to...
  • Trump Change: 74% of GOP Voters Think Trump Likely Nominee

    02/12/2016 3:03:17 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 114 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    What a difference a primary makes. After a one-week drop following Donald Trump’s second-place finish in the Iowa caucus, expectations that the New York businessman will be the Republican presidential nominee have jumped back to their highest levels. Rasmussen Reports’ latest Trump Change survey, the first since Trump’s big win in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, finds that 74% of Likely Republican Voters again feel he is likely to be the GOP nominee. This includes 40% who say it’s Very Likely, tying the high first reached three weeks ago. Last week, 61% of Republicans still believed Trump was the...
  • SC House Republican Caucus: Trump 34.5, Cruz 15.5

    02/12/2016 3:02:06 PM PST · by Kazan · 82 replies
    South Carolina GOP primary poll, FEb. 11-12: Trump 35.5 Cruz 15/5 Rubio 12.5
  • Adult film actress: 'No ill will' toward Cruz for pulling ad

    02/12/2016 2:49:28 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/16 | Bradford Richardson
    The adult film actress from a retracted Ted Cruz campaign ad on Friday said she does not blame the Republican presidential hopeful for pulling the spot. Quite the contrary: Amy Lindsay said the Texas senator is still in the running for her vote. "He is, he absolutely is," Lindsay said when asked if she was still considering Cruz on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "Like I said, when I did the ad and the words that came out of my mouth ... I was speaking from the heart about some of the issues that I think are true problems...
  • [From Sarah Palin] Why must campaigns (Cruz) lie?

    02/12/2016 2:49:05 PM PST · by QuinqueViae · 195 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook page ^ | 2/12/16 | Sarah Palin
    My oh my. Why must campaigns lie: Compare to...
  • Women Are Reshaping the Gun Industry

    02/12/2016 2:45:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | Aaron Smith
    Women are buying handguns in record numbers -- especially weapons that are small enough to conceal. But they are frustrated by the lack of firearm accessories catering to them. So some are starting companies of their own to tailor products to women. "I thought to myself, 'Where's all the women's stuff?'" said Lorelei Fay of Boise, Idaho. Fay couldn't find a suitable holster when she got her own concealed carry license. Her mother had taught her to sew, so she made her own: an elastic belly band with a holster for her Sig Sauer semiautomatic handgun. It also has pockets...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,Ray Charles Fridays,WABC AM,February 12, 2016

    02/12/2016 2:39:13 PM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 12, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition its Americas Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • Elizabeth Warren: I agree with Donald Trump on taxes

    02/12/2016 2:34:58 PM PST · by cann · 35 replies
    Elizabeth Warren has endorsed Donald Trump -- on taxes, anyway. Warren, the Massachusetts senator and populist champion, said Tuesday that she supports Trump's proposal to levy higher taxes on the rich. "There are a lot of places where he gets out and talks about important things," Warren said during an appearance on "The View." "Donald Trump and I both agree that there ought to be more taxation of the billionaires, the people who are making their money on Wall Street." Warren rejected co-host Joy Behar's suggestion that Trump had taken a "liberal position." "It is a pretty right position," Warren...