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  • Can We Recalibrate? (Red State)

    08/14/2015 11:39:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 156 replies
    RedState ^ | August 14,2014 | By: Erick Erickson (Diary)
    I want to beat Hillary Clinton next year. I want to beat her with a Republican who is not just another party apparatchik surrounded by lower level party apparatchiks within the Republican Party. But I know we cannot beat Hillary Clinton with this level of anger. We won’t be able to draw people to our side and our cause like this. I get the anger. I do. I am angry at the betrayal and the repeated lies from Washington Republicans who say they love children, but won’t even defund Planned Parenthood. I get the anger of voters who sent men...
  • WOULD THE GOP BE STRONGER–If Sarah Palin Were Part of the Presidential Debates?

    08/07/2015 8:29:19 PM PDT · by upsdriver · 33 replies
    Clash Daily with Doug GIles ^ | August 6, 3026 | Kevin Fobbs
    Sarah Palin, unlike many of the GOP presidential candidates who made the trip to Cleveland for the Fox News/Facebook debates, has nearly single-handedly carved a new foundation for conservative resurgence since 2009. Sure 2009 may seem like a long time ago in political seasons, but can you imagine what the state of affairs would be in local, state and national conservative political circles if Palin had not arrived on the scene to breathe life and vitality into conservatism.
  • To DH, or not to DH?

    07/26/2015 12:25:06 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    Columbia-Greene Media ^ | Friday, July 3, 2015 | Vince Ginardi
    In 1973, Major League Baseball changed forever. Following a year when the American League recorded a batting average of .239, the AL instituted the designated hitter rule, allowing a team to place a hitter in the batting order instead of forcing the team’s pitcher to step up to the plate. Since that season, there has been an imbalance between the AL and the National League — which still requires a spot in the batting order for the team’s pitcher. Now, more than 40 years later, talks of making the two leagues consistent have begun to heat up once again. “It’s...
  • Woman Outraged After Showdown With Census Worker

    07/11/2015 7:39:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 07/10/15 | Jeff Paul
    An East Dallas woman is outraged after she claims one U.S. Census worker showed up at her door for a housing survey and would not take “no” for an answer. Sonia Platz said the worker went as far as to camp out in her yard as she waited for Platz to change her mind. “She’s ringing the bell, knocking on the door. And I’m like, ‘I don’t want to participate.’” Said Platz The East Dallas resident said it started with a series of three letters from the U.S. Census Bureau. A few days later after receiving the third later, a...
  • Petition to outlaw the "party of slavery"

    07/10/2015 1:41:08 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Freerepublic | 7/10/2015 | Jan_Sobieski
    I am starting a petition today to ban the Democratic Party! The Dem. party was the party of slavery and resisted the civil rights movement! Every day that that the "party of slavery" and "Anti-Civil Rights" party exists is a painful reminder of decades of division, terror, injustice, and institutional racism that were forced on the United States of America. This party judged men and women based on the color of their skin and not the content of their character. Evil wins (#EvilWins) as long as this political party functions. Additionally, the democratic party logo, the donkey, is painful reminder...
  • The Economist Calls Victory For "No" Camp: Sees 60% Voting "Oxi"

    07/05/2015 10:33:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/05/15 | Tyler Durden
    Can't wait 4 more hours until the first official results from the Greek referendum trickle in? The "Intelligence Unit" of the Economist Group, part-owned by the Rothschild banking family, has already called it and the "Oxis" have it by a wide margin.
  • Some teens turned away after new rule at Movies in the Park (Sons of Obama)

    06/17/2015 3:46:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    KATV.COM ^ | 15 JUNE 2015 | KATV.COM
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - More than 150 people have been turned away from going to Little Rock's Movies in the Park. Wednesday will be the first event since school was let out which might result in more people being turned away. Effective this year, kids under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with them. Keeping kids occupied can be quite a task. Meghan Heubach is the mother of two young boys. Heubach told Channel 7 News trying to enjoy events like Movies in the Park is already hard enough, without the added pressure of unattended children....
  • How likely are you to vote for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush? FREEP THIS POLL!

    06/16/2015 7:19:48 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 52 replies
    KQV AM (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 16 June 2015 | KQV AM (Pittsburgh Area)
    How likely are you to vote for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination for President of the United States? Jeb Bush the former two term governor of Florida has announced he will run for president in 2016. . He is the latest candidate to officially enter a crowded field of Republican presidential contenders. Bush has made clear he will remain committed to his core beliefs in the campaign, even if his positions on immigration and education standards are deeply unpopular among the conservative base of the party.
  • My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic Season 5 debut thrashes collectivism and forced equality.

    04/06/2015 7:31:46 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 150 replies
    4-5-2015 | Self
    The purpose of this post is to introduce My Little Pony to Free Republic in a positive fashion, to counter much of the negativity that has been unfairly heaped on the show. I had been trying to decide the best episodes to put forward, when the producers dropped the Season 5 premiere in my lap. What could be better than a no-holds-barred trashing of liberalism and forced equality in a ponified Harrison Bergeron type town? Complaining about a lack of good, new, family oriented television? All new TV is trash? This is what you're looking for. There's a certain kind...
  • Study: Self-Driving Vehicles Could Eliminate 90% Of Car Accidents In United States

    03/07/2015 3:05:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 120 replies
    Consumerist ^ | march 5, 2015
    Although we’re likely a decade or two away from every person on the block owning a driverless car, when the time comes we could be saving billions of dollars and spending far less time dealing with auto accidents. The Wall Street Journal reports that a new study found that widespread use of self-driving cars could eliminate 90% of all auto accidents in the U.S. and decrease the costs related to accident damage and health issues by around $190 billion each year.
  • Why Mike Huckabee’s Cornpone Politics Drives Me Crazy — And Will Never Work

    01/30/2015 7:31:19 PM PST · by Vendome · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/28/2015 | Charles W. Cooke
    Huckabee is essentially attempting to become to the Right what the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson have become to the Left: namely, a proxy figure who can be used as shorthand by the lazy and the lost to signify their allegiance to a set of cherished cultural values
  • SHOULD WOMEN BE NAVY SEALS?

    01/30/2015 5:43:27 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 81 replies
    http://warrior.scout.com ^ | January 11, 2015 | Ray "Cash" Care
    As the Department of Defense considers the question, former Navy SEAL Ray “Cash” Care says he has an answer: Hell no. A few weeks ago, it was reported in Navy Times that the Department of Defense will make a decision on opening the SEAL and SWCC ranks to women in January of 2016. If the DoD decides in favor of allowing women, the Navy would then notify Congress by July 1, and Congress would then have 30 working days to respond with any concerns. I'd like to jump ahead of Congress, save them some trouble and tell them right here,...
  • No charges filed against George Zimmerman

    01/30/2015 6:26:36 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 1/30/15 | My Fox Orlando
    LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - State Attorney Phil Archer announced Friday that his office will not file formal charges against George Zimmerman in connection with his arrest Jan. 9th for suspicion of aggravated assault in Lake Mary. The office says it completed a review of the initial Lake Mary Police Department arrest report as well as additional written and oral statements submitted by the alleged victim after the arrest as part of the ongoing investigation. "While it is clear that the officers had probable cause to arrest Mr. Zimmerman which was affirmed by the circuit court judge...
  • I've Got a Problem With Adobe Flash Loading...HALP

    12/23/2014 7:41:57 AM PST · by RetSignman · 39 replies
    Dec. 23 2014 | retsignman
    Last week, I tried to watch a video and got the message...you need a plug in to watch this video. I tried to reinstall Adobe Flash Player and that didn't work.
  • Soaring Overdose Deaths, and the Failed ‘War on Drugs’

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention made headlines this month after reporting that from 1999 to 2012, the number of drug overdose deaths in the United States more than doubled. That is a sobering statistic, but it doesn’t reveal the true scope of the rising number of drug deaths or the true extent of America’s failure in the war on drugs...
  • This Professor’s 1 Word Response to a Liberal Student Wanting to Delay Exams ...Read more:

    After schools such as Columbia University and Harvard started to grant students extensions on their exams due to the protests of the recent Grand Jury decisions in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri, left-wing students from across the country feel they should be entitled to the same special treatment. So, at Oberlin College, which is perhaps the most liberal college in America, a student asked for exams to be delayed with a hilariously self-important email to her professor: Read more: http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/professors-1-word-response-liberal-student-wanting-delay-exams-priceless-look/#ixzz3MCC60BRG
  • Air Force Secretary: Transgender people should serve in military because ‘times change’

    12/12/2014 7:38:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    The Obama administration is signaling its support for transgender people to serve openly in the military, in the barracks of their choice. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James summarized the position, saying, "Times change." She told USA Today yesterday that the possibility of transgender service "is likely to come under review in the next year or so.” James, who never served in the military, was appointed to a Defense Department position in the Clinton administration before being tapped to lead a branch of the service by Barack Obama. “I don't believe this would be a positive step for military readiness...
  • A national soda tax is needed to reduce obesity and save lives

    12/08/2014 4:00:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 103 replies
    Now that calorie counts on restaurant menus are a done deal, it's time to take the next step toward slimming America's flabby waistline.. A national soda tax. I know, I know: This is the kind of nanny-state talk that causes seizures among conservatives and libertarians. It's an intrusion on personal freedom, a trampling of consumer choice, blah-blah-blah. It's also, as we've learned from taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, a highly effective method of influencing behavior that carries high social costs.
  • Bill Cosby: Will we ever feel the same about him?

    12/03/2014 7:55:14 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 108 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | DEC 2 2014 | Clarence Page
    When asked about recent allegations against Bill Cosby, Chris Rock fell into what for him is an unusual position. He was at a loss for words. "I don't know what to say," he told New York magazine. "What do you say? I hope it's not true. That's all you can say. I really do. I grew up on Cosby. I love Cosby, and I just hope it's not true." A lot of us longtime Cosby fans have been at a loss for words ever since long-simmering rumors boiled over in recent weeks that Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted women...
  • Marco Rubio Considers POTUS Run as a Pro-Amnesty Adviser Leaves Office

    11/08/2014 2:35:40 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says he will decide on a potential 2016 presidential run "in the coming weeks." He'll do so without the help of a pro-amnesty adviser and former chief of staff who has left his office. "For me, the decision is made based on the following: I have my agenda that I have talked about for more than 4 years, and the decision that I have to make is where is the best place to advance this agenda—as a presidential candidate or continue at the majority in the Senate—that is a decision I will make in the coming...
  • Boehner on Incoming House Republicans: 'They're Really Solid Members'

    11/07/2014 5:50:36 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | Roll Call
    Speaker John A. Boehner pushed back Thursday on speculation of an expanding "hell no" caucus in the Republican party following Tuesday's Midterm Elections, instead calling on President Barack Obama to rebuild trust by not acting unilaterally on issues like immigration.
  • Scion prepares to return Bush name to Texas politics

    10/31/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/30/2014 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    AUSTIN - With the formalities of a lightly contested election almost out of the way, the stage is all but set for the arrival of the most anticipated political newcomer in recent Texas history. The George P. Bush era appears ready to begin. About a quarter-century after first speaking at the Republican National Convention, and two years after filing paperwork to run for a then-unspecified state position, the 38-year-old grandson and nephew of presidents is expected to easily be elected land commissioner Tuesday. And while he has maintained a relatively low profile this year, holding few public events and focusing...
  • Jeb Bush Talks 2016 Run With Donors [God Forbid!]

    10/23/2014 9:12:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | October 23, 2014 | Peter Hamby
    Jeb Bush Talks 2016 Run With Donors By Peter Hamby,October 23, 2014 Jeb Bush wrestles with 2016 decision Jeb Bush met with South Carolina donors and business leaders Thursday Bush said he was seriously considering a presidential run in 2016 Washington (CNN) -- Jeb Bush was blitzed with questions Thursday about his presidential ambitions in a private session with top South Carolina donors and business leaders, multiple sources at the meeting told CNN. Bush was politely non-committal, as he is in public, but said he was seriously considering the possibility and would make a decision after the holiday season. Bush,...
  • Top Ten Reasons for Mitt to Run...AWAY!

    10/16/2014 5:22:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    Run, Mitt, run. Yes, run far, far away from the Republican primary season that starts in 2015. You may be a fine man, but you are not going to be president, and you are not the answer for the Republicans in 2016. You could have/should have been both perhaps, but you blew it. Now, I hate to even think about the 2016 election with the 2014 mid terms still weeks away, but this nightmarish Groundhog Day idea of Romney 2016 just will not go away. Most recently, the Washington Post chronicled how campaign events for Joni Ernst in Iowa and...
  • Christian Businessman Told to Leave Faith at Home and Take Diversity Training

    10/15/2014 4:51:55 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 October 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Whatever rights the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission is safeguarding, the right to engage in commerce doesn’t seem to be among them — not if you’re a believing Christian, anyway. In a shocking decision, a commission examiner made a recommended ruling last Monday that a Christian businessman violated a local ordinance against sexual-orientation discrimination by refusing to print T-shirts with a pro-homosexual message. As Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported, “The examiner concluded that Blaine Adamson of Hands On Originals broke the law in 2012 by declining to print shirts promoting the Lexington Pride Festival. The Gay and Lesbian Services...
  • Jeb Signals Intention to Make Bid for 2016

    09/23/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 72 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Melanie Batley
    Allies of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush say his chances of running for president in 2016 are becoming a more likely possibility now than ever before. According to Politico, Bush is laying the groundwork for a bid with private prep work on key international issues and visits to top Senate races across the country to campaign.
  • Will Tea Party, GOP establishment be 'mending fences' to win Senate in November?

    09/20/2014 8:02:38 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 214 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2014
    After a long, unapologetic effort to defeat Tea Party candidates in GOP primaries, the Washington establishment will likely need Tea Party voters in November to help swing several tight Senate races and win control of the upper chamber. The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Friday dismissed the notion that party voters are not united behind their candidates. “Can you point to a race … ? It’s a false narrative,” Kevin Broughton, spokesman for the Tea Party Patriots singled out a few races, particularly in Kansas and Mississippi, but suggested his troops will rally for the general election. Broughton said they...
  • As Democrats avoid Obama, Romney is in demand on the midterm campaign trail (VIDEO)

    08/03/2014 11:24:35 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2 2014 | Robert Costa and Philip Rucker
    President Obama thumped Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, but now their political standings seem reversed. During a summer in which Democratic candidates are keeping their distance from an unpopular president, Romney is emerging as one of the Republican Party’s most in-demand campaign surrogates. Over three days in mid-August, Romney will campaign for GOP Senate and gubernatorial candidates in West Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas, aides said. In September, he is planning visits to the presidential swing states of Colorado and Virginia. Romney is filling up his October schedule, as well. Senate hopefuls in Iowa and New Hampshire are eager...
  • Two reasons why Democrats should fear a Jeb Bush 2016 presidential run

    06/22/2014 10:59:44 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2014 | Lanny Davis
    ... Jeb Bush’s positions on two issues, in my view, make him formidable against a Democratic presidential candidate in 2016: education reform and immigration policy. ...
  • VOTE LAZAMATAZ IN 2014!

    05/28/2014 9:34:26 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 219 replies
    Source: Committee To Elect Lazamataz | 5/28/2014 | I'm Lazamataz, and I approve this message.
    (music swells) Hello. I'm Laz. (images of beaches, mountains, grain fields) I'd like to help build a better America. I want us to become great again. (short video of eagle landing on a rock outcropping, with camera closing in on the head until it fills frame) That is why I am asking for your vote for Admin Moderator for Free Republic this November. Remember, your vote makes a difference. We need more Tea-Party representatives, and I hope to be your choice. (eagle head fades to flapping American flag) Vote for Lazamataz for Admin Moderator this November. I would be honored...
  • George W. Bush wants Jeb Bush to run, says he'd be 'great president'

    05/01/2014 9:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Politics Now ^ | May 1, 2014 | Daniel Rothberg - Reporting from Washington
    President George W. Bush said his younger brother Jeb Bush would make a “great president,” as speculation builds that the Republican former governor of Florida might mount a run for the White House in 2016. Jeb Bush, a favorite of the Republican establishment, has maintained a high public profile in recent weeks, appearing at GOP fundraising events and weighing in on debates over immigration and education policy. He has publicly backed at least two GOP candidates in 2014 races, including his recent endorsement of California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari. “I hope Jeb runs,” the former president said during an interview...
  • Should Elderly Drivers be Retested?

    04/21/2014 2:47:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Last week, a 72-year-old New Canaan man faced vehicular manslaughter charges for allegedly striking and killing a motorcyclist last fall. In Darien, an 89-year-old man turned himself in after allegedly hitting and severely injuring 15-year-old pedestrian on Hoyt Street. He claimed he didn't know he hit anything until he saw the accident reported in the paper the next day. And on Friday an 85-year-old man sustained minor injuries after rolling his car over on West Avenue in Darien. For years, lawmakers, senior advocates and the children of elderly parents have debated the need for retesting older drivers. Now that seniors...
  • E.J. Dionne: Jeb Bush’s optimism is something the GOP needs

    04/21/2014 7:34:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    lenconnect.com ^ | 4/21/14 | E. J. Dionne
    There is a rule in American politics: Hope and optimism nearly always defeat fear and pessimism. The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going. The party’s hope deficit helps explain why there’s a boomlet for Jeb Bush, a man who dares to use the word “love” in a paragraph about illegal immigrants. The flurry doesn’t mean that the former Florida governor is even running for president, let alone that he can win. But...
  • Why the U.S. Should Merge With Canada

    04/12/2014 9:30:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | April 10, 2014 | Diane Francis
    The United States and Canada are far more integrated than most people think. In fact, a merger between the two countries isn't just desirable—it's inevitable. We share more than just the world's longest border. We share the same values, lifestyles and aspirations. Our societies and economies are becoming similar in significant ways.
  • Jeb for prez in 2016? The idea gains steam (Barf Alert)

    04/02/2014 8:52:40 AM PDT · by bkopto · 53 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | Apr 1, 2014 | Scott Maxwell
    Support for a Bush candidacy is building far beyond Florida. At a gathering of prominent conservatives in Las Vegas last weekend — where presidential hopefuls kissed the ring of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson — Bush was among those who puckered up. And the donors liked what they saw. "GOP elite hoping to lure Jeb Bush," trumpeted the headline at the top of the Washington Post's Sunday-morning paper. Some see Bush as the party's best hope. Others see weaknesses ripe for exploitation. I think both sides are right. Right now, Florida's 43rd governor towers above most of the other Republicans...
  • Cruz Calls For Missiles In Eastern Europe

    03/18/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 57 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 17 Mar 2014 06:24 PM | Jason Devaney
    Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for the Obama administration to place missile installations in Eastern Europe in the wake of Russia’s moves in Ukraine. The Washington Post reports the Texas Republican made the comments during an interview Monday. "Beyond sanctions and aid to Ukraine, the most important thing we could be doing right now, with respect to Russia, is installing anti-ballistic missiles in Eastern Europe," Cruz said. "Appeasement has not worked. After more than five years of being unwilling to stand up to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and Russian aggression, it is time for the United States to honor our...
  • US nun, 84, jailed for nuke protest

    02/19/2014 3:49:41 AM PST · by fruser1 · 33 replies
    The Belfest Telegraph / AP ^ | 19 February 2014 | AP
    An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a US nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws. Two other activists who broke into the facility with Megan Rice were sentenced to more than five years in prison yesterday, in part because they had much longer criminal histories of mostly non-violent civil disobedience... ...On July 28, 2012, the three activists cut through three fences before reaching a 548 million dollar (Ł328 million) storage bunker... ...They hung banners, strung crime-scene tape and hammered off a small...
  • North Texas Does NOT Need Anymore RINO's!

    02/18/2014 5:33:30 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 4 replies
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown
    District 64 in North TX needs to dump Myra Crownover for a "real conservative Republican!" Ms. Crownover makes Susan Collins look conservative!
  • Are baby's born to illegals US Citizens?

    02/01/2014 8:34:39 AM PST · by Yooperman · 90 replies
    Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. I say NO. The illegal mothers are not subject to the jurisdiction of the...
  • When God says “No”

    04/20/2012 1:52:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 19, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is common for all of us to have to struggle as to the great mystery of God’s providence and will. If it is not our own struggle then we must often commiserate with others who are in distress. One person is losing her young daughter to cancer, a friend is struggling to find work, still another has a husband who is drinking. Some will say to me, “I’ve been praying, Father. Nothing seems to happen.” I am not always sure what to say and God doesn’t often explain why we must suffer, or why he delays, or why he...
  • Time is now for immigration reform

    12/20/2013 3:18:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/13 | Jeb Bush Jr.
    As our members of Congress head home to enjoy the holiday recess and start of the New Year, I look back at all the progress we’ve made on immigration in 2013 — building a nationwide coalition of leaders who carry a bible, wear a badge or own a business — and I look forward to what 2014 holds in store for reform. Wide acknowledgement from Republican House leadership — and support among Republican constituents — shows that immigration reform is definitely not a “dead” issue, but one with great opportunity in 2014. Every member of the House leadership team has...
  • LET'S PLAY DOCTOR

    11/23/2013 5:17:35 AM PST · by devolve · 13 replies
    SELF | Goofy
    OK KIDS LET'S PLAY DOCTOR!
  • Pete Rose has paid his debt. Let him back into the game

    11/14/2013 12:01:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 119 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 13, 2013 | Joe Posnanski
    ...We are coming on 25 years of Pete Rose's banishment... Pete Rose played baseball with an intensity and love that might be unmatched in the game's history. He cracked more hits and reached base more times than anyone ever. He represented a way to play baseball that inspired millions of people. Then, he gambled on games, breaking one of baseball's most cherished rules. Rose is 72 years old now, and I think it's time to let him back into the game. I don't think anyone should ask him to apologize again or come any cleaner than he has. I don't...
  • CURL: Be very wary of the mainstream media's new favorite Republican

    11/10/2013 6:23:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/10/2013 | Joseph Curl
    Is it just me, or does anyone else out there wonder why the mainstream media is gushing over Gov. Chris Christie? The Washington Post got all wee-weed up over his decisive win in New Jersey last week. The New York Times planted a big kiss on his chubby tookus. The networks in Manhattan all ran a variation of “Boy, this guy is really something, huh?” (snip) In coronating the rotund governor as the next sure-fire GOP presidential nominee in 2016, none of the mainstream media pointed out his stances on issues that they no doubt hate: Mr. Christie vetoed a...
  • Obamacare Democrats or TEA Party Republicans: "Who Yuh Gunna Trust?"

    10/30/2013 5:43:19 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 13 replies
    Graewoulf | October 30, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Who do you trust to run the US Federal Government? The Democrats have chosen to over-spend our money without a budget for 5 years. The Democrats have chosen to not Impeach Obama in spite of his Dereliction of Duty as CIC during and after the Benghazi Massacre. The Democrats have chosen to approve of spying on those they do not trust which is all of the American People, and all of the people in Germany, France and Spain. Who among us can trust the Democrat politicians who obviously do not trust any of us legal citizens?
  • ["visibly frustrated"] Obama willing to talk, but only after government open, debt ceiling raised

    10/08/2013 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2013 | By Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Tuesday expressed openness to large-scale discussions with Republicans on entitlements, taxes and a host of other hot-button issues. He even offered to buy them dinner — but only after the government is reopened and the nation’s debt ceiling is raised. In a rare appearance before reporters in the White House press room, a visibly frustrated Mr. Obama again called on House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a “clean” bill to reopen Washington.
  • A ´No´ on Syria If Military Cuts Aren´t Restored

    09/09/2013 7:16:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/9/13 | Buck McKeon
    As Congress debates whether to authorize a strike on Syria in response to Bashar Assad´s use of chemical weapons, much has been said and written about America´s special role in the world. Simply put, the blessings of prosperity obligate the U.S. to enforce the peace it seeks. There is no nobler duty. If the U.S. is unwilling to use its strength to respond to Assad´s crimes, then the defenseless will continue to be slaughtered in Syria, and America risks having similar atrocities visited upon its citizens. To allow the use of weapons of mass destruction to go unanswered would be...
  • Audit gives China green light to process U.S.

    09/05/2013 9:35:19 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 18 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | BILL TOMSON and TARINI PARTI
    U.S. officials have given the thumbs-up to four Chinese poultry plants, paving the way for the country to send processed chicken to American markets, according to audit reports obtained by POLITICO. The audit reports expected to be made public Friday show that the Chinese processing plants passed U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections performed in March and the positive results make it likely the foreign producers soon will become eligible to export to the U.S According to the audit, at first, China will only be able to process chicken that has been slaughtered in the U.S. or other certified countries.
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Why I’m Voting ‘No’ on Syria

    09/04/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    Time ^ | September 4, 2013 | Rand Paul
    War should occur only when America is attacked, when it is threatened or when American interests are attacked or threatened. I don’t think the situation in Syria passes that test. Even the State Department argues that “there’s no military solution here that’s good for the Syrian people, and that the best path forward is a political solution.” The United States should not fight a war to save face. I will not vote to send young men and women to sacrifice life and limb for stalemate. I will not vote to send our nation’s best and brightest to fight for anything...
  • The Pentagon estimates it will take 75,000 “boots on the ground” in Syria to secure the chemical

    09/04/2013 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Networked Blogs ^ | 9/4/13 | staff
    Regardless of what Barack Obama is saying he, and not the world or humanity, drew a red line in the sand regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Now that either the Syrian government, or the al-Qaeda rebels we are about to support, used chemical weapons Barack Obama is seeking authorization from the Congress to conduct military operations in the war-torn country. The president is assuring the Congress, and the American people, that this will be a limited strike and will include no boots on the ground in Syria, however when John Kerry was pressed on this he hedged...