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  • Scott Walker’s Wife: One More Reason For SoCons To Worry?

    07/06/2015 7:57:16 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 6, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    Behind every great man, there’s an incredibly astonished woman. And if you’re a Republican politician, the odds are pretty good she’s not on board with everything in your agenda. Along those lines, social conservatives have a new reason to worry about Scott Walker: Tonette Walker. In an interview with the Washington Post, Wisconsin’s first lady publicly distanced herself from her husband over the issue of gay marriage. What is more, it’s clear that Scott Walker’s views are out of step with his entire family on the issue.
  • Donald Trump Renews Attack on Mexico: ‘Tremendous Infectious Disease Is Pouring Across the Border’

    07/06/2015 7:51:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 7/6/15 | Kathy Zerbib
    Donald Trump is not backing down on his incendiary attacks on Mexican immigration — and even expanded his criticism Monday to include disease streaming across the southern border of the United States. “The largest suppliers of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs are Mexican cartels that arrange to have Mexican immigrants trying to cross the borders and smuggle in the drugs,” Trump said in a rambling three-page statement released online Monday. “Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border,” he added. “The United States has become a dumping ground for Mexico and, in fact, for many other parts of...
  • Civil Rights Group To Petition Renaming Of Robert E. Lee Elementary In Long Beach

    07/06/2015 7:41:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 6, 2015 | RUBEN VIVES
    Civil Rights Group To Petition Renaming Of Robert E. Lee Elementary In Long Beach RUBEN VIVES July 6, 2015 A civil rights group plans to deliver a petition to Long Beach school district officials Monday afternoon demanding that an elementary school named after Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate Army, be changed. lRelated Long Beach school named for Robert E. Lee gives some pause after Charleston attack CALIFORNIA Long Beach school named for Robert E. Lee gives some pause after Charleston attack SEE ALL RELATED 8 "The petition is endorsed by many local civil rights leaders and is...
  • They say they came to the U.S. illegally. Now they’re working on Trump’s D.C. hotel.

    07/06/2015 7:07:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 81 replies
    washington post ^ | july 6, 2015 | antonio olivio
    For weeks, dozens of construction workers from Latin America have streamed onto the site of the Old Post Office Pavilion in downtown Washington and taken pride in their work building one of the city’s newest luxury hotels. But that job site is now laden with tension after the man behind the project — billionaire developer Donald Trump — put himself at the center of the nation’s debate over illegal immigration. Trump garnered headlines — and prompted several business associates to sever relations with him — when he launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last month with a controversial...
  • Hillary Spokesman: We Roped Off the Media Like Animals to keep things From Becoming “Chaotic”

    07/06/2015 7:03:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 6, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Full title:Hillary spokesman: We roped off the media like animals to keep her parade appearance from becoming “chaotic" Via the Examiner, count me in with John Nolte and Sean Davis in wondering why this grand humiliation is being treated as a Hillary scandal instead of a media scandal. Clinton advance aides create a rope line for the press, moving with the candidate — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 4, 2015 Davis: It was a truly embarrassing spectacle, but not for Hillary Clinton. It was embarrassing for the press, because they willingly allow this nonsense to keep happening. It almost appears...
  • Civil rights lawsuit dismissed against city, county; plaintiff plans to refile [Waco]

    07/06/2015 6:57:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | July 6, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    The owner of a local landscaping business who was jailed with 176 other bikers after the deadly May 17 Twin Peaks shootout has dismissed his federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Waco and McLennan County but says he plans to refile it. Matthew Alan Clendennen, 30, of Hewitt, a member of the Scimitars Motorcycle Club, claimed in the lawsuit that he was wrongfully jailed and that his business has suffered since his arrest. Clendennen’s attorney, Clint Broden, said he filed a request to dismiss the suit for procedural reasons only. He said he already has amended the original...
  • Nepal signals peak season recovery

    07/06/2015 6:55:56 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 1 replies
    Whether recent events in Greece, Tunisia and even Calais have a long-term impact on tourism, beyond the immediate effects of changed and cancelled bookings, remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that the 7.8 magnitude earthquake Nepal suffered on 25 April, and its severe aftershocks, served a crushing blow to the country’s industry. Yet already, just two months later, Nepal is gearing up to tell the world it’s back in the travel business. Nepal’s government is desperate to change the narrative after April’s disaster, which killed almost 9,000 people, in time for the peak tourist season in October...

    07/06/2015 6:47:24 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-6-15 | Breitbart News
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani defended Donald Trump, saying the businessman and GOP presidential candidate “hit on the right point” when bringing up the country’s lack of border security during his presidential announcement speech. Calling Trump an “unbiased and unprejudiced man” on Monday, Giuliani said that though Trump could have worded his remarks better, he has “gotten onto an issue that’s important.” Giuliani referenced the illegal immigrant–who had been deported five times–who murdered 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco over the weekend as an example of the country’s lax border security
  • Begala: Hillary Clinton Needs to Answer for Confederate Flag in Arkansas

    07/06/2015 6:36:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies ^ | July 6,20156 | BY: Alyssa Canobbio
    CNN political commentator Paul Begala, the co-chair of a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC, said Tuesday she would “absolutely” have to answer for her time as Arkansas First Lady when her husband stood by a flag with a blue star inspired by the state’s former membership in the Confederacy. “Sure, absolutely,” he said, when asked about the subject by New Day‘s Chris Cuomo. “Times change and circumstances change.” - See more at:
  • Trump: ‘Last Thing Mexico Wants Is Donald Trump As President’

    07/06/2015 5:51:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/6/15 | Breitbart News
    On Monday, Donald Trump said the last thing Mexico wants is a Trump presidency because it would mean fairer trade deals and more border security for the United States. Addressing the uproar over his comments about illegal immigration during his presidential announcement speech, Trump said, “I don’t see how there is any room for misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the statement I made on June 16th during my Presidential announcement speech.” He then reference his statement that is “deliberately distorted by the media”: -snip- “The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many...
  • Trump takes on Mexican government in latest comments on immigrants

    07/06/2015 5:45:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/6/15 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump clarified his campaign launch speech in which he accused Mexican immigrants of being rapists, saying Monday that he blamed the Mexican government, not the “fabulous” Mexican people, for sending criminals across the border. n a three-page statement, Trump offered no evidence to bolster his claim. He pointed to a recent killing in San Francisco in which a man in the country illegally is accused of shooting a woman as evidence that “the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government.” Trump’s initial remarks last month led several corporations...
  • Jorge Ramos goes one-on-one with Ted Cruz

    07/06/2015 5:36:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 07/02/2015
    Jorge Ramos is a journalist and author. Born in Mexico, he is a naturalized American citizen, based in Miami, Florida. He anchors the Univision news television program , Noticiero Univision; hosts the Univision Sunday-morning, political news program, Al Punto; and hosts the Fusion TV English-language program, America with Jorge Ramos. In this video, Ramos goes head to head with Ted Cruz on topics as diverse as gay marriage, immigration and others. You will notice he is quite hostile to Cruz and tries to talk over him, but you will also notice how calm and collected Cruz is, showing himself to...
  • Kenya protesters warn Obama not to bring up gay rights in visit

    07/06/2015 5:34:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | July 6, 2015 | Raphael Ambasu
    Nairobi (AFP) - Kenyan anti-gay protesters marched in Nairobi Monday warning US President Barack Obama not to speak about gay rights when he visits the country of his ancestors later this month. "We do not want Obama and Obama, we do not want Michelle and Michelle," they chanted. "We want Obama and Michelle and we want a child!" "It is important for us as Kenyans to know that the US is not God, and thus we cannot follow them blindly," said protest organiser and evangelical Christian pastor Bishop Mark Kariuki. Kariuki said Obama was welcome to visit "his father's home"...
  • It's time for this to change [email from the lying narcissist hisself]

    07/06/2015 5:34:41 PM PDT · by upchuck · 9 replies
    email | July 6, 2015 | BO
    When a working parent needs to put in more than 40 hours a week, that time can be measured in family dinners, tee-ball games, and ballet recitals missed -- and too often, that worker isn't even being paid fairly for the extra work. Last year, only 12% of salaried workers were eligible for overtime under current rules -- rules rooted in the 1930s. It's time for that to change. That's why I'm moving to update them for our modern economy, and right now, you have a chance to speak up in support. Over six years and 64 consecutive months of...
  • Sarah Palin Abandons Subscription-Based Online Video Channel

    07/06/2015 5:26:50 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/06/2015 | Matt Wilstein
    One year after it was first announced, Sarah Palin is quietly shutting down the subscription-based Or rather, as she says in a new video posted this week, “We’re making all of my content free now!” The site posted this message to subscribers, who will get refunds for the remainder of the year if they for some reason decided to give Palin $99.95 for an annual subscription: Effective August 1st, the Governor will be making all of her content free on her Facebook page and at • If you are a monthly subscriber here on, you will not...
  • Only 24% of Americans Believe News Media Tries to be Unbiased

    07/06/2015 5:25:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Less than a quarter of all Americans – 24 percent – believe that the news media try to report without bias, according to The Newseum Institute’s annual national survey on public attitudes about the First Amendment. The survey asked if respondents agreed with this statement: "Overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias." Twenty-four percents said they agreed with this and 70 percent said they disagreed. “The 24% who now say the media try to report news without bias is the lowest since we began asking this question in 2004,” the institute reports in its 2015 State...
  • Border Force: what is it, and why do we need it? (Australia's new border security agency)

    07/06/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies ^ | 6th July 2015
    AUSTRALIANS leaving for holidays at the weekend will have noticed new signage at airport departure terminals announcing a new force watching us. Even the plastic tape marking queue lines to official counters proclaimed this new instrument of regulation and policing: Border Force. However, few of those travellers would have noticed anything else different, even though this agency is one of the most powerful in the country and one of the most important politically for the Abbott Government. It is another element of its promise to voters to “stop the boats”. The new body essentially combined the frontline functions of Customs...
  • Jonathan Cahn: 'End of Christian America' is here

    07/06/2015 5:20:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 5 July 15 | Leo Hohmann
    Jonathan Cahn, the Bible teacher and author who started warning nine years ago that America was facing the judgment of God if it did not reject secularism and return to its Judeo-Christian roots, says the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states marks the formal end to Christian America. Barring a “miracle of God,” the die has been cast, said the author of “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah.” Cahn, speaking at the annual Messiah Conference at Messiah College in Pennsylvania on America’s Independence Day, said the U.S. and the world...
  • Inside Obama family's $12million summer vacation

    07/06/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by John W · 17 replies ^ | July 6, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The president and his family have spent almost every single summer on the Massachusetts island since he was elected into the White House in 2008. The Boston Herald reports that Mr. Obama will be spending August 8-23 at the same $12 million Chilmark cottage where his family stayed last year. A manicurist has been booked for three days a week for their stay, according to the newspaper.
  • TRUMP: The Mexican government is 'pushing the bad ones in here'

    07/06/2015 4:58:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/6/15 | Hunter Walker
    It's safe to say Donald Trump is not backing down after his comments about undocumented immigrants from Mexico caused a massive firestorm last week. Trump, a real-estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate, discussed the controversy in a brief phone conversation with Business Insider on Monday. He speculated the strong performance of his 2016 campaign contributed to the fact the statements he made during his June 16 launch made headlines weeks after the announcement event. "One of the reasons was that I went way up in the polls," Trump said of the controversy. -snip- In his conversation with Business Insider, Trump...
  • Donald Trump just released an epic statement raging against Mexican immigrants and 'disease'

    07/06/2015 4:55:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/6/15 | Hunter Walker
    Donald Trump is doubling down on his controversial comments about Mexican immigration. The entrepreneur and Republican presidential candidate sent out an epic three page, 881 word statement on Monday afternoon detailing his belief that "the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government." "The largest suppliers of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs are Mexican cartels that arrange to have Mexican immigrants trying to cross the borders and smuggle in the drugs. The Border Patrol knows this," Trump wrote. "Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border. The United States has become...
  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/06/2015 4:51:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump doubled down on his controversial comments about illegal immigration from Mexico on Monday, saying that "infectious disease is pouring across the border." Trump issued a lengthy — nearly 900 word — statement invoking the death of a San Francisco woman shot and killed last week by a suspect who had previously been deported to Mexico five times. "This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States," Trump said Monday. "In other words, the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government." The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said...
  • AP Admits: Obamacare Is a Likely Factor in 'Increasing Part-Time Employment'

    07/06/2015 4:32:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 6, 2015 | By Tom Blumer
    Though the Associated Press is now basically admitting it, we all knew it. Obamacare's 30-hours-per-week definition of a "full-time employee" for employer health insurance coverage purposes has been responsible for one of the fundamentally negative changes in the American workforce — a noticeable move away from full-time to part-time employment. In a report with a current Saturday morning time stamp at the AP's national web site which originally went up on Friday, the wire service's Christopher Rugaber and Josh Boak covered the "new normal" in the job market. This writeup will receive yours truly's fuller attention later. But for now,...
  • Sen. Baldwin: 1st Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Individuals

    07/06/2015 4:42:06 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 80 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 07-06-2015 | Brian Sikma
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) says the 1st Amendment’s religious liberty protections don’t apply to individuals. On MSNBC last week, Wisconsin’s junior Senator claimed that the Constitution’s protection of the free exercise of religion extends only to religious institutions, and that individual’s do not have a right to the free exercise of their own religion.
  • Lynne Russell: The Second Amendment saved my life

    07/06/2015 4:33:48 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 11 replies ^ | July 06, 2015 | Diana Falzone
    Lynne Russell thanks the right to keep and bear arms for keeping her and her husband alive during an armed robbery on June 30th. The former CNN anchor and Chuck de Caro, formerly a CNN reporter, were held at gun point in an Albuquerque Motel 6 room by felon Tomorio Walton. What ensued was a stand-off that left Walton dead and de Caro shot three times. Russell was not injured in the shootout. Russell told FOX411 that having a gun “absolutely” saved their lives.
  • Greek Debt Crisis Threatens Flow of Imports

    07/06/2015 4:29:59 PM PDT · by abb · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 6, 2015 | Juliet Samuel and Monica Houston-Waesch
    Greek voters’ decisive rejection of international creditors’ bailout terms adds to the pressure on foreign exporters already worried about getting paid for imports into Greece during the country’s capital controls. Some exporters have reduced the flow to Greece or insisted on payments upfront, while others keep up the imports into the country despite the increasing chance they won’t get paid. European pharmaceutical companies, for instance, are owed more than €1 billion for drugs and other goods already imported. snip Greece produces just 63% of the pork and 13% of the beef consumed in the country, according to government data. The...
  • Exclusive-Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney Shouldn't Attack Trump (Shorten)

    07/06/2015 4:28:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | July 6, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Now 11-time New York Times bestselling Ann Coulter is calling out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for attacking Donald Trump over immigration. She even flipped Romney’s criticism back in Romney’s face. Appearing on Sirius XM Patriot’s The Mike Church Show while this reporter guest hosted on Monday morning, Coulter called all the establishment Republicans in the 2016 field a “bunch of pussies.”
  • Remnant of Boston’s Brutal Winter Threatens to Outlast Summer (snow piles still frozen)

    07/06/2015 3:44:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 7/06/15 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    BOSTON — Now that it is July, it is easy to think of Boston’s record snowfall last winter as a bad dream. These days, you can walk outside without dressing in multiple layers. You can see your car when you stand next to it. Even the subway is running (more or less). But if you want a reality check, come to the Seaport district, where you will find an astonishing residual artifact from the glory days of February: a 12-foot-high frozen mound, a remnant of the record 110.6 inches of snow that accumulated in Boston over the winter. Yes, some...
  • Obama: Violent Extremism Not Restricted To One Group,US Has "All Kinds" Of Terrorism

    07/06/2015 3:26:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies ^ | July 6, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday at the Pentagon, after meeting on the military efforts against ISIS with his national security team, President Barack Obama urged caution to the America people and said that not only Muslims commit acts of terror, saying, “Here in the United States, we’ve all kinds of home grown terrorism.”
  • ESPN Pulls Event From Donald Trump Golf Course

    07/06/2015 3:18:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies ^ | July 6, 2015 | Breitbart News
    ESPN has become the latest corporate entity jump on the pig-pile on Donald Trump.
  • Ted Cruz: ‘If I Were a Leftist, I Would Love Barack Obama’

    07/06/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Mediate ^ | 1:06 pm, July 6th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    As part of Meet the Press’ new “Meet the Candidates” partnership with Facebook, Chuck Todd posed this question to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) from a viewer: “What issue or issues that you’ve voted on in the Senate would it most surprise people to know that you are actually in philosophical agreement with President Barack Obama, and what do you most admire about President Obama?” Cruz avoided answering the first part of the question — perhaps because there is nothing to which he could point — and instead offered President Barack Obama some partially-backhanded praise.“I admire that he’s a true believer,”...
  • The Hill: Why Donald Trump Resonates On The Right

    07/06/2015 3:13:15 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | July 6, 2015 | Breitbart News,The Hill,Mark Hensch
    He may be an object of derision to many followers of the 2016 presidential race, but advocates for tougher border laws are cheering Donald Trump’s controversial statements on immigration.
  • Trump on Criminal Illegals: ‘Both Sides Need to Grow Up and Put America’s Interests First’

    07/06/2015 3:05:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 6, 2015 | Alexander Marlow
    Univision and NBC may claim to be distancing themselves from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over his recently stated opposition to criminal illegal aliens, but Trump’s strong stance against criminal illegals has been well established for years and buttressed by governmental data.In his 2011 bestselling book, Time to Get Tough, Trump held both Republicans and Democrats responsible for the nation’s failed immigration policies and cited Government Accountability Office (GAO) data revealing the economic costs the nation’s 351,000 criminal aliens imposed on U.S. taxpayers at the time. “Both sides need to grow up and put America’s interests first—and that means doing...
  • Black youths mock bloodied white victim [Luke 17 - Days of Noah]

    07/06/2015 3:04:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/6/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A video on Facebook of a bloody-faced white male – the purported target of an attack by a black mob in Fountain Square in Cincinnati – is making the media waves, and what’s even more shocking than the condition of the victim is the background laughter. The man was beaten into unconsciousness after a hip-hop concert on the Fourth of July. The video shows a crowd of mostly black people gathering around the white man as he lay unconscious on the sidewalk. People in the background scream and laugh at his bloody face. Two officers were injured during the attack,...
  • Washington Post: Voters are shifting to Democrats, flashing a warning for Republicans

    07/06/2015 3:01:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/06/2015 | Dan Balz
    The Gallup organization reported its latest findings on party identification late last week, and the report contained good news for the Democrats and a flashing yellow for Republicans. The Democrats “have regained an advantage” over the GOP in party affiliation, Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones wrote in an accompanying analysis. Republicans, he added, “have seemingly lost the momentum they had going into last fall’s elections.” The current numbers don’t mean Republicans can’t win the White House in 2016. The Democrats’ advantage is not as large as at other points in the past, for example. But the findings add to a series...
  • EU to push for same sex marriages to be accepted across continent

    07/06/2015 2:59:14 PM PDT · by Salman · 12 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Matthew Holehouse
    Same sex marriage should be legal across Europe, a senior EU official has said, as he gave his backing to campaigners who argue that unions should be recognised under freedom of movement rules. Frans Timmermans, the vice president of the European Commission, said it was a "disgrace" that some European countries do not recognise same-sex partnerships formed elsewhere in the union. The Commission, the executive arm of the EU, should lobby for same-sex marriages across the 28-nation bloc, he said. It follows calls from campaigners for same-sex relationships to be enshrined under EU freedom of movement rules. ...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,July 6-10,2015

    07/06/2015 2:58:44 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 6-10, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome 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! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give Women for Sex

    07/06/2015 2:52:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Associated Press/Maryclaire Dale
    Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman. The Associated Press went to court to compel the release of the documents, and they were made public Monday. Cosby’s lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.
  • Jeb Bush Dines With Mitt Romney in Maine

    07/06/2015 2:50:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/6/15 | Michael Barbaro and Ashley Parker
    Mitt Romney‘s seemingly nonstop hospitality tour of the 2016 presidential field took him to Maine on Monday. After hosting Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and their families at his home in New Hampshire over the weekend, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, dined with Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, in Kennebunkport, Me. The meal was at Walkers Point, the home where Mr. Bush’s mother and father, George H.W and Barbara Bush, reside. Both the former president and first lady attended the Romney luncheon, which was in the dining room of the main...
  • SAD. Chris Christie Attacks Ted Cruz After TX Senator Defends Donald Trump (VIDEO)

    07/06/2015 2:44:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul 6th, 2015 9:35 am | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday Senator Ted Cruz (TX-GOP) praised Donald Trump for addressing the illegal immigration nightmare in America.Bloomberg Politics reported: “I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” the Texas senator said on NBC’s Meet the Press in an interview that aired Sunday. “The Washington cartel doesn’t want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn’t believe we need to secure the borders. The Washington cartel supports amnesty and I think amnesty’s wrong, and I salute Donald Trump for focusing on it. He has a colorful way of speaking. It’s not the way I speak, but I’m...
  • If Liberals Really Cared About Black Lives [Luke 17 - Days of Noah]

    07/06/2015 2:28:43 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/5/2015 | Jack Kelley
    To the “Black Lives Matter” crowd, it seems that most black lives don’t. Roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered each year — more than 90 percent by other blacks. To some Democrats, only those shot by white police officers or white bigots seem to matter. Just 25 percent of about 400 local police killings a year involve a white cop and a black victim, an FBI study found. Shootings of blacks by police has been cut in half since 1981. For every black person killed by a white cop, black criminals murder 70. It is 25 times more likely a black...
  • As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm

    07/06/2015 2:25:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 107 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 6th, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES and JULIE BYKOWICZ
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether. Foster Friess, a Wyoming-based investor and one of the party's top 20 donors in the last presidential contest, issued a letter to 16 White House prospects and the Republican National Committee late last week calling for candidates to stay on the "civility reservation." "Our candidates will benefit if they all submit to Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment, 'Thou shall not speak ill of...
  • Condemnation and Execution of John Hus [600 years ago today]

    07/06/2015 2:23:38 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    The condemnation took place on July 6, 1415, in the presence of the solemn assembly of the council in the cathedral. After the performance of high mass and liturgy, Hus was led into the church. The bishop of Lodi delivered an oration on the duty of eradicating heresy; then some theses of Hus and Wycliffe and a report of his trial were read. He protested loudly several times, and when his appeal to Christ was rejected as a condemnable heresy, he exclaimed, "O God and Lord, now the council condemns even thine own act and thine own law as heresy,...
  • ( 13 ) States file lawsuit against EPA's 'Waters of the U.S.' rule

    07/06/2015 2:09:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications ^ | June 29, 2015 | Daniel Enoch
    Attorneys general from thirteen states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging EPA's new rule defining the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), asserting that the rule expands the scope of clean water regulations to lands that are dry much of the year and increases the federal government's authority over land use. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, who joined in the lawsuit, noted that 35 states have filed comments in opposition to the rule and several other attorneys general are considering filing challenges. The EPA is overstepping...
  • Linda Chavez: No, Trump Does Not Have a Point on Immigration

    07/06/2015 2:09:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/06/2015 | Linda Chavez
    Donald Trump’s outrageous comments about Mexican immigrants in his announcement speech two weeks ago should have been an occasion for conservatives to say that we have no room for bigots in our midst. Instead, a host of conservatives, from Ted Cruz to National Review’s own Rich Lowry, have defended his message, if not the crude way he expressed it: When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best . . . They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us [sic]. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume,...
  • Obama on ISIS Threat: "Ideologies Are Not Defeated With Guns, They Are Defeated By Better Ideas"

    07/06/2015 2:04:17 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 115 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 7/6/15 | i schwarz
    After consulting with military leaders at the Pentagon this afternoon President Obama held a press conference on the growing threat of ISIS. President Obama declared the United States "will never be at war with Islam." Obama also said, "ideologies are not defeated with guns but better ideas." "We'll constantly reaffirm through words and deeds that we will never be at war with Islam," President Obama said Monday afternoon. "We are fighting terrorists who distort islam and its victims are mostly Muslims." "This challenge of countering violent extremism is not simply a military effort," the president said. "Ideologies are not defeated...
  • "I'm HISPANIC and I'm NOT Offended by Trump's Remarks..."

    07/06/2015 2:04:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/6/15 | @JoetheMailman (twitter)
    I'm HISPANIC and I'm NOT Offended by Trump's remarks~ DUMP Macy's Stock ~ Support Donald's right to "FREE Speech
  • Insufficiently Independent to Hold an Independence Day Parade- Mark Steyn

    07/06/2015 2:03:00 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    So, no, since you ask, I didn't have that Glorious a Fourth. I almost wrote about it yesterday, but was too sad to find the appropriate tone. I'm still very sad, so if you want to cut to the chase and get on with your day, the takeaway is America might as well hang a sign on its door saying, "Final Three Days! Everything Must Go!!! Ultimate Storewide Blowout!!!!!" As readers may know, the Steyn worldwide corporate headquarters is located in Woodsville, which is part of the township of Haverhill, New Hampshire. Actually, the only reason readers would have any...
  • Cleric said to be behind Tunisian beach massacre is living on benefits in Britain

    07/06/2015 2:02:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/06/2015 | By Victoria Ward
    Hani-al-Sibai, described as a 'key influencer' of Tunisian terror group, lives in a Ł1 million house on a leafy street in fashionable west London _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A leader of the terrorist group suspected of being behind the Tunisian beach massacre is living in benefits in Britain. Hani al-Sibai, an al-Qaeda cleric suspected of radicalising "Jihadi John", lives in a Ł1 million house leafy street in fashionable west London. He is said to be one of the "key influencers" of the Islamic fanatics believed to have recruited and trained gunman Seifeddine Rezgui. Egyptian-born al-Sibai, 54, reportedly lives on Ł50,000 a year in...
  • Mainstream Scream: Katie Couric presses Ted Cruz about 'empathy' for illegals [VIDEO]

    07/06/2015 1:59:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/06/2015 | Paul Bedard
    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features Yahoo's Katie Couric, who last week interviewed Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texan running for president, about his hardline against illegal immigration. It was loaded from the start. For Couric, it comes down to one word: empathy. On Yahoo News Monday, Couric said: "Well, let's talk immigration, because I'm very curious about your views on that. I know you've staunchly oppose President Obama's executive actions on immigration. You've worked to block every legislative effort to allow undocumented immigrants to remain legally in this country. So, given the fact that your father immigrated here from Cuba,...