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  • MLB to test radical extra-inning rule change in Minors, WBC

    02/08/2017 7:13:31 PM PST · by SMGFan · 81 replies
    MSN Sportsnaut ^ | February 8, 2017
    Lower levels of professional baseball, as well as the upcoming World Baseball Classic, will have a radical rule change. When games reach extra innings, teams will begin their at-bats with a man already on second base. If it works well, the rule could eventually work its way to MLB.
  • President Trump Says he Is Open To Using Feds to Fix Chicago Violence

    01/24/2017 6:32:50 PM PST · by drewh · 171 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6 minutes ago | POTUS
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 1m1 minute ago More If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!
  • Is CNN a credible news source anymore?

    01/24/2017 10:37:19 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 51 replies
    Quora.com ^ | January 24, 2017 | Rick Lockridge Rick Lockridge, worked at CNN
    I'm a former CNN correspondent, and I could answer this question in much greater detail than you'd ever want to read, but I'll give you the short answer. CNN under Ted Turner (no journalist he, but he understood what he wanted CNN to be and what it needed to be) was a place where, when you first walked in the door, you were told "there are no stars here, only news." And the staff believed that. For me, after wandering in the wilderness of local TV news for years, it was a great feeling to join a group of folks...
  • Trailer full of beer catches fire on I-95

    01/23/2017 8:07:15 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 34 replies
    wncn.com ^ | 1/23/17 | WBTW staff
    DILLON, S.C. (WBTW) – A truck trailer full of beer caught fire on Interstate 95 southbound near mile-marker 198 in Dillon, S.C. midday Sunday. Chief Charlie Bailey with the Dillon County Fire Station One said that when firefighters arrived on scene the trailer was fully engulfed in flames.
  • The First Lady steps up war with Trump as she tells Oprah that Americans have no 'hope'

    12/16/2016 8:05:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 120 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/16/16 | Jennifer Smith
    Michelle Obama fed her husband's feud with Donald Trump on Friday as she gave a gloomy description of the hopeless climate his election win has created. The First Lady used her final interview in the White House to tell Oprah Winfrey that a 'grown up' should be in charge of the country. Looking forward to president-elect Trump's looming inauguration, she said even though hope was lost, it was necessary to move on. 'Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary,' she said in her first direct response to the November 9 election result. Mrs Obama's remarks...
  • Trump Reportedly Looking at Carly Fiorina for Director of National Intelligence

    12/12/2016 8:23:31 AM PST · by springwater13 · 54 replies
    The New York Times reported Monday that Republican president-elect Donald Trump was considering former primary opponent Carly Fiorina for the nation’s top intelligence post. “Mr. Trump will meet on Monday with Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, to discuss the job of director of national intelligence,” The Times reported, citing a senior transition official. If selected, Fiorina would be the first female director. She would also be the first director with no prior government experience, although she was the chair of the informal CIA External Advisory Board under the Bush administration. Fiorina’s selection would be unusual given the lingering...
  • Carly Fiorina for State ?

    12/11/2016 9:36:54 AM PST · by libh8er · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12.11.2016 | John Gizzi
    Back from NY. Latest version of things has Trump giving State to Carly Fioini rather than cintroversial Tilkerson and France amb. To Romney. [Sic]
  • Donald Trump to Meet with Former Rivals Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum

    12/09/2016 10:37:33 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 9, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    President-elect Donald Trump will meet with two former GOP Primary rivals, Carly Fiorina and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, on Monday in New York City at Trump Tower, according to his transition team. Fiorina, who briefly ran as Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) running mate during the Primary, has been a Trump critic, suggesting weeks before the election that he should “step aside” and allow his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, to head the Republican ticket after the Washington Post published audio of Trump making lewd remarks about women with Billy Bush. “Donald Trump does not represent me or my...
  • Is Pope Francis the Last Pope before Armageddon?

    11/22/2016 12:37:37 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 16 replies
    FOX8 Cleveland ^ | November 21, 2016 | Suzanne Stratford
    For centuries, church and prophecy scholars have studied the predictions of a 12th century Irish saint, but most laymen paid no attention until now. St. Malachy was known for accurately predicting events during his own lifetime and for countless miraculous healings; including the son of Scotland's King David in 1140. But he also reportedly received a heavenly vision, the church calls a “personal revelation,” that identified the next 112 popes would lead the Catholic church before the end of time. The list vanished for hundreds of years, and many think it’s fake or forged. The church doesn't endorse it, and...
  • Rep. Tim Ryan Predicts ‘Youngstown Street Fight' if Trump Tries to Defund Planned Parenthood

    11/22/2016 7:24:20 AM PST · by rktman · 82 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/22/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House minority leader, said Sunday that there will be a “Youngstown street fight in the Capitol” if President-elect Donald Trump attempts to defund Planned Parenthood or tries to dismantle Obamacare. “Let me say, if he tries to defund Planned Parenthood, if he tries to kick people off their health insurance, if they try to privatize Medicare or cut taxes for the wealthy, you know, we are going to have a Youngstown street fight in the Capitol. That's what's going to happen,” Ryan told Jake Tapper after the host...
  • U.S. business lobby urges Donald Trump to take moderate course on immigration (US CoC Alert)

    11/21/2016 5:47:18 PM PST · by pissant · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11.21.16 | Dave Boyer
    The nation’s most influential business lobby urged President-elect Donald Trump on Monday to take a “balanced” approach to immigration and to expand international trade, two areas where the Republican has promised to upend traditional party orthodoxy. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce told Mr. Trump that U.S. companies need to attract immigrants to grow.
  • Schumer: Trump should pick 'mainstream' candidate to fill Supreme Court vacancy

    11/20/2016 2:26:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he wants President-elect Trump to select a "mainstream" candidate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Asked by NBC on Sunday whether he was comfortable filibustering any Trump nominee for the court, Schumer dodged answering the question directly. "I hope that President Trump picks a mainstream candidate," Schumer said. "A mainstream candidate is somebody you may not agree with on every issue, but basically believes in precedent." NBC's Chuck Todd interrupted Schumer and asked, "What does that mean? Can he nominate somebody in your mind...
  • EPA chief: Progress under Obama won't be undone by Trump

    11/21/2016 3:22:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 129 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump will not derail progress made in fighting climate change and creating clean-energy jobs, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency insisted on Monday in arguing "the inevitability of our clean energy future is bigger than any one person or nation." EPA chief Gina McCarthy said the world is "in a spectacularly different place today than we were when President (Barack) Obama took office," citing new environmental rules and actions to help create thousands of jobs in renewable energy such as wind and solar power.
  • Schumer Says No to a Border Wall

    11/21/2016 3:14:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 12:11 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    Senate Minority Leader-elect Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told “Fox News Sunday” that he would oppose efforts to build a wall and pressed for comprehensive immigration instead, saying “this idea of a wall, we already passed.” “And this idea of a wall, we already passed — John McCain and Chuck Schumer, bipartisan, an immigration bill that was comprehensive, that did a lot and was much tougher on the border than a wall would be,” Schumer said, referring to the failed immigration bill put forth by the Gang of Eight. …
  • David Petraeus in the running to be Trump's secretary of state

    11/17/2016 12:30:36 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 116 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/17/16 | Julian Borger and David Smith
    David Petraeus – the former US army general and CIA director who was prosecuted for mishandling classified information – has entered the race to become Donald Trump’s secretary of state, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.
  • "Because you'd be in jail" (Repost)

    11/08/2016 9:45:34 PM PST · by Vendome · 12 replies
    Vanity Do Over | 11/08/2016 | Vendome
  • "Because you'd be in jail"(repost, topical in light of FBI announcement)

    10/28/2016 1:29:21 PM PDT · by Vendome · 22 replies
    Vanity | 10/27/2016 | Vendome
    "If I win, I am going to instruct my Attorney General to look into your situation. Because there's never been so many lies, so much deception" "It's awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country " "Because you'd be in Jail!"
  • They let You Do It

    10/13/2016 9:48:30 AM PDT · by CruiseMates · 15 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10-13-2016 | CruiseMates
    I am not a veteran poster here so I hope the Admins find this acceptable or change it to make it so. I was pondering the DJT Access America sex tape. The media has called it "sexual assault." But the following dialog does not justify that call: "Better use some tic tacs in case I start kissing her, JUST KISS, I don't even wait." "And when you a star they LET YOU DO IT. You can do anything, grab their pussy..." "I moved on her like a bitch, but I COULDN'T GET THERE" Since when is a kiss "sexual assault?"...
  • "Because you'd be in jail"

    10/09/2016 8:47:18 PM PDT · by Vendome · 78 replies
    vanity
    "If I win, I am going to instruct my Attorney General to look into your situation. Because there's never been so many lies, so much deception" "It's awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country " "Because you'd be in Jail!"
  • Poll: Will you boycott the NFL games on Sunday?

    10/04/2016 4:54:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 90 replies
    Slive.com ^ | 4 Oct 2016
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  • For Every Wrong a Remedy...but Not for the Honest Worker and Contractor

    08/28/2016 4:54:51 PM PDT · by AmericanVictory · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 16, 2016 | Laurence A. Elgin
    During the latter years of the last century, Congress enacted reforms to the federal immigration law. The part of this enactment with which, in light of the above, everyone should be concerned is now in the United States Code at Section 1324a(h)(2), where it mandates the federal pre-emption of: ... any State or local law imposing civil or criminal sanctions (other than through licensing and similar laws) upon those who employ, or recruit or refer for a fee for employment, unauthorized aliens. This provision flagrantly robs the American workers and businesses injured by the use of illegal alien workers of...
  • US warns Syrian regime not to fly near coalition troops

    08/22/2016 6:11:03 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    France 24 ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff (AFP)
    The Pentagon warned the Syrian regime Monday it is prepared to shoot down planes threatening US-led coalition forces in northern Syria, but stopped short of declaring a no-fly zone. US military officials reacted furiously last week after jets from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad targeted Kurdish forces and coalition advisers fighting Islamic State jihadists around the northeastern city of Hasakeh. The US military scrambled fighters on at least two occasions to ward off the Syrian planes, but neither incident resulted in air-to-air contact.
  • Is the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ the Best Rock Record Ever?

    08/05/2016 5:35:44 AM PDT · by Mariner · 118 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 4th, 2016 | Colin Fleming
    In the spring of 1966, riding high on the artistic success of ‘Rubber Soul,’ the Beatles went into the studio to begin crafting what would become their greatest record. It is spring 1966, and the Beatles are ensconced in London’s EMI Studios, where they have embarked upon their latest manipulation of time. The Christmas season just passed had seen the release of the band’s sixth album, Rubber Soul, a game-changer of a disc that wedded American rhythm and blues to English folk music, as if the two genres were meant to go together all along. The Beatles, as the popsmiths-cum-pied...
  • How The Trump Family Became The New Camelot In Four Days

    07/23/2016 6:04:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 127 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Liz Crokin
    The political conventions seem to birth new political stars every four years and this year’s Republican National Convention was no different. In 2004, a virtually unknown senator from Chicago gave an electric speech at the Democratic National Convention that thrust him into the international spotlight and set him on a path to the White House. That man was President Barack Obama. This year’s GOP convention didn’t just produce a new rising star -- it birthed a whole dynasty of superstars. The world now knows why political pundits have been calling Donald Trump’s family members his secret weapon. Trump’s wife and...
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal Among Generals Trump Considering for Vice President

    07/11/2016 7:36:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 7/10/2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI CORINNE CATHCART
    Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is among those being considered as a possible vice president pick for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, sources tell ABC News, the second retired general on the New York businessman's growing list of potential running mates. McChrystal retired from the military in 2010 after being relieved of his position as the top commander in Afghanistan by President Obama following a controversial interview he held with Rolling Stone magazine.
  • The Case for Rand Paul as VP

    06/30/2016 6:19:30 PM PDT · by taildragger · 96 replies
    n/a | 6/3016 | Taildragger
    The Case for Rand Paul as Trump's VP Choice I have been bantering this concept about here on FR, it deserves it own thread, Here is the case for Rand Paul as VP... * Trump needs to get things through the House and Senate. * With Newt as Chief of Staff, he can work Bills through the House with him, Newt knows were all the bodies are burried. * And with Paul as Presiding over the Senate he has got a contact with the Senate to maneuver through that mind field. * More So... * IMHO Mitch McConnell owes Rand........
  • Let's Reconsider Condoleezza Rice for Trump's VP

    06/11/2016 12:53:16 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 267 replies
    6/11/2016 | nikos1121
    Today, Donald Trump floated Condi Rice's name as a potential VP running mate. He did it in a clever way. He asked the audience to shout out names. From my TV I couldn't hear but he repeated the names Newt Guingrich, Jeff Sessions and Condi Rice. Only three. I've always believed that if her entire story were made known, Condoleezza Rice would be a perfect role model for young Americans of all background and an inspiration to all adult Americans of color. I personally find her to be one of the most remarkable Americans to have served in high office....
  • Can Brand Trump Win a Presidency?

    06/10/2016 11:16:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    India New England News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Professor John A. Quelch, Harvard Business School
    In the marketplace, Brand Trump is authentic. It stands for aspiration and success, but more the ostentatious and flashy success that appeals to the newly wealthy, the entrepreneur, the outsider. For these consumers, brand Trump clearly delivers; Trump hotels, and resorts average a 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor. Brand Trump has been extended to other categories, from steaks, to education, to apparel. Not all of these ventures have succeeded. Few guests see the competencies of a good hotelier as relevant to designing distinctive quality suits. But, for a minority of consumers who embrace the Trump lifestyle, these other products can add...
  • Are We Still A Nation of Laws?

    05/24/2016 2:33:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | NICHOLAS SENZ
    Recent weeks have seen a sudden slew of bureaucratic and judicial action on the question of public accommodation of self-identified transgendered individuals. In one of the latest moves, a decision from the Fourth Federal Circuit struck down a Virginia school board ruling that children must use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex. As Hadley Arkes notes, one of the ruling judges argued that while the text of the Civil Rights Act barred discrimination based on sex, that text could now be interpreted to preclude discrimination based on “gender,” a term the modern use of which would have been...
  • [Vanity] There is something to be said for being kind, caring, and respectful.

    05/05/2016 11:18:14 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 21 replies
    Bah!
  • Will Wisconsin Be Trump's Waterloo?

    04/03/2016 6:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 232 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 3, 2016 | Salena Zito
    What rich irony, if one of the most calculating politicians in modern American politics miscalculated the will of Wisconsin's Republican voters, something Democrats have done repeatedly since 2010. If Donald Trump loses Wisconsin's primary on Tuesday, it will not be because of the uproar over his comments about Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi. Or his reaction to the confrontation with a female reporter that led to an arrest summons for his campaign manager. Or even his suggestion that women who get abortions should face “some form of punishment” if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Instead, it will be his misunderstanding of...
  • FL Prosecutor We Have Not Received File on Lewandowski Case and Have Not Pressed Charges

    03/31/2016 7:21:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    GP ^ | 03/31/16 | Jim Hoft
    Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with battery Tuesday for brushing up against a reporter at a campaign rally. Video was released that shows the reporter, Michelle Fields, did not flinch, did not change her facial expression, did not even notice Lewandowski during the alleged “battery.Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with battery Tuesday for brushing up against a reporter at a campaign rally. Video was released that shows the reporter, Michelle Fields, did not flinch, did not change her facial expression, did not even notice Lewandowski during the alleged “battery.
  • Could This Pastor’s VP Pick for Trump Help Defeat America’s Jezebel?

    03/24/2016 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Bethany Blankley
    One pastor in Iowa recently suggested that despite, or rather, because of the bitter rancor among Evangelical Christians over Donald Trump that one particular running mate could persuade naysayers to actually support Trump. Who is this Hawkeye pastor and why should anyone care about his opinion? In 2012, conservative commentator, Iowan Steve Deace, a #NeverTrump and Cruz supporter, identified the most effective “super-operatives” in Iowan politics. One, he wrote was an “unassuming pastor” of Walnut Creek Church, who “could very well be the most powerful man you’ve never heard of.” “He could easily mean the difference between victory and defeat...
  • Conservative Catholics endorse Ted Cruz as Trump alternative

    03/20/2016 9:51:20 AM PDT · by John W · 77 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | March 19, 2016 | David Gibson
    (RNS) More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in an effort to shore up Catholic backing for Cruz as an alternative to Donald Trump. Among them is a priest from South Carolina who may be skirting the edges of his own church’s policies against clerics becoming involved in politics. Trump is currently leading the three-man GOP field and has drawn strong primary support from Catholic voters despite his controversial rhetoric and past stands on key issues like abortion rights, which he once supported. The Catholics endorsing Cruz,...
  • Cruz says he has a path to victory over Trump, but he needs help soon

    03/16/2016 3:18:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 111 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2016 | Dan Balz and Katie Zezima
    In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has won more states than anyone other than Donald Trump and runs second in delegates won. But is that enough to persuade the anti-Trump forces that the rebellious outsider is now their best hope of blocking the New York billionaire? Cruz told supporters at his post-election rally Tuesday night in Houston that only he and Trump have a viable strategy to assemble the delegates needed to capture the nomination. That assertion is based on the campaign’s internal data analysis of the contests ahead, Cruz’s confidence in the...
  • Trump/Cruz POTUS/VP Ticket Possible!!!

    03/06/2016 8:39:03 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 133 replies
    Folks say that politics makes for strange bedfellows....maybe. With that being a fact of political life....I begin to see the strong possibility of Donald J. Trump & Ted Cruz joining forces...Trump for POTUS & Cruz for VP. I actually believe that would make for an awesome totally unbeatable ticket, that would alter USA history, forever, for the betterment of "all" Americans and destroy the current Democrat Party, politcally. Outcome: Trump for eight years & Cruz for eight years!!! To that "table" Trump brings Republicans, Independents, Democrats, Crossovers, Industrial Union workers, Blue collar workers, African-Americans, Hispanics, Other minoriities, First Responders, Military...
  • The Godfather Remake Starring Johnny Depp As Vito Corleone Confirmed For 2016 (NOOOOOOOO!)

    03/04/2016 2:18:46 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 123 replies
    PortlyGazelle ^ | 3/4/2016
    More horses’ heads? – The beginning of a new Godfather trilogy scheduled for 2016 Paramount Pictures, one of the biggest players in Hollywood made a huge announcement this morning that will no doubt drive film fans into a frenzy – 44 years after it’s release, the legendary mafia crime-drama The Godfather is getting a remake – and what’s more, the flick is starring none other than Johnny Depp himself. In the press release, Paramount Pictures revealed that they had been planning a remake since 2002, but that they had not been able to find anyone who they thought could live...
  • TRUMP/KASICH 2016 (Vanity)

    03/04/2016 8:38:37 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 71 replies
    3/4/2016 | self
    If Kasich wins Ohio, we will see a Trump/Kasich ticket. Why Kasich? 1) If he can carry Ohio in a significant fashion it will be extremely helpful for the electoral politics in which the GOP is disadvantaged. 2) Trump will want to balance the ticket with experience and someone like him who believes they can work with Dems as necessary to make progress. (Not every time like the GOPe) 3) Kasich brings a sense of quiet and calmness to the ticket which will get some who are nervous about Trump onboard. 4) Kasich is a conservative and has decent real...
  • What is Sacred Music? It’s a Bit More Complex than You May Think

    03/02/2016 7:52:38 AM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-01-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What is Sacred Music? It’s a Bit More Complex than You May Think Msgr. Charles Pope • March 1, 2016 • There was a discussion a few years ago on my Facebook page about Church music. My parish, Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian in Washington, D.C., was featured on EWTN’s nightly news (see video below); the discussion centered on that report.Among the many forms of music we use here at my parish, gospel music is predominant at our 11:00 AM Mass. While many of the comments on the Facebook page were encouraging and supportive of this music, there were still a...
  • If Your Child Behaved Like Donald Trump Would You Be OK With It? (This op-ed belongs in News)

    02/29/2016 8:14:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 283 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Kimberly Fletcher
    As Super Tuesday draws near and Americans from 12 different states choose their candidate, I want to make one final plea to my friends, fellow tea partiers, patriots, conservatives, and Christians, who will be voting on Super Tuesday. I know you're tired of losing. I am too. I know it feels good to have someone voicing our frustrations and be heard for a change. I know it feels like voting for Trump will send the establishment, the media, and everyone who has ignored us for the past eight years a powerful message. I know it feels good to finally feel...
  • Time for Cruz to Drop Out for the Good of The Country

    02/28/2016 12:44:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 231 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    When this election started in what seems like a lifetime ago, I was contacted by the Bush people. After all, I had been a supporter of Bush 43 and one of his appointees. I expressed my concern that I thought it was bad for the country to have another election between a Clinton and a Bush. The world has changed dramatically since then to say the least. We now are facing a presidential election between a congenital liar and an egomaniacal opportunist. The person who can stop that is Ted Cruz by getting out of the race now. A Ted...
  • Abortion Access Rapidly Declining (162 clinics shut down)

    02/24/2016 4:14:23 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | February 24, 2016 | Esmé E Deprez
    Abortion access in the U.S. has been vanishing at the fastest annual pace on record, propelled by Republican state lawmakers’ push to legislate the industry out of existence. Since 2011, at least 162 abortion providers have shut or stopped offering the procedure, while just 21 opened. At no time since before 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion, has a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy been more dependent on her zip code or financial resources to travel. The drop-off in providers—more than one every two weeks—occurred in 35 states, in both small towns and big cities that are...
  • If He Wins, Do We Stand With Trump?

    02/22/2016 4:05:20 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 219 replies
    RedState ^ | 2/21/2016 | Joe Cunningham
    It's the million dollar question as we look to the possibility that Donald Trump is somehow the nominee: Do we as Republicans stand with him? Do we circle the wagons? Do we overlook everything in his past and say "You know what? Better than a Democrat." The answer, for me at least, is decidedly "No."
  • VANITY Go Trump Go America!

    02/20/2016 7:05:12 PM PST · by Third Person · 120 replies
    FR | 2.20.2016 | Moi
    C'mon Free Republic, let's get it done. Great effort by Ted Cruz and his supporters, but let's Rally NOW around Donald J. Trump and Make America Great Again!!!!
  • Can Ted Cruz Beat Donald Trump on Conservative Principles?

    02/14/2016 7:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The New Yorker | February 14, 2016 | Ryan Lizza
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/can-ted-cruz-beat-donald-trump-on-conservative-principles
  • WILL JEB BUSH BE NEW COMEBACK KID?

    02/08/2016 8:52:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 2/8/16 | A.G. Gancarski
    Watching the Sunday talk shows, if I didn't "know" that Jeb Bush was considered washed up, I would have thought the other campaigns saw him as a real force in Tuesday's balloting. On ABC's "This Week," both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio laid into Jeb. Trump countered Bush scoring points on him in a Saturday night debate exchange on eminent domain. Rubio, meanwhile, felt the need to get to the right of Bush on abortions during "crisis pregnancy" scenarios. Bush has been left for dead by pundits in recent weeks and months. The seeming front runner status he enjoyed early...
  • World's tallest skyscraper will be a MILE HIGH and twice as tall as the Burj

    02/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PST · by upchuck · 66 replies
    The Sun ^ | circa Feb 5, 2016 | Hanna Alberts
    Plans are underway to build a MILE-HIGH skyscraper in Japan. If approved the huge tower would be the tallest building in the world, dwarfing the current record-holder, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which is half as tall at 2,717ft (828m). Located in Tokyo Bay, an inlet southeast of the city proper, the plan - dubbed Next Tokyo - wouldn't just be a single massive building, but if approved would emerge as a mini city designed to combat climate change. Envisioned as part of Tokyo's effort to protect itself from rising tides, Next Tokyo would feature a chain of man-made,...
  • Jeb Bush Deserves a Second Look(LOL!)

    02/05/2016 10:10:02 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | Christopher Ruddy
    There's a reason Florida is one of the most desired places to live: it's Jeb Bush. There is a reason that Florida is a strong Republican-controlled state: Jeb Bush. There is even a reason Marco Rubio is running for president today: Yep, Jeb again. !
  • Could there be a President Ted Cruz?

    01/12/2016 10:23:06 AM PST · by loucon · 28 replies
    Statesman ^ | Aug. 7, 2012 | Ken Herman
    Lets assume GOP nominee Ted Cruz will be Texas next U.S. senator. And lets assume he becomes a great senator and rises to the level of rumored potential national candidate (sometimes a surprisingly low hurdle). Heres the question that would invite: Is the Canadian-born son of a Cuban-born dad and a Delaware-born mom constitutionally eligible to serve as president or vice president?
  • It’s Time For Mike Huckabee To Get Out Of The Presidential Race

    12/29/2015 10:58:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | December 29, 2015 | Scott McKay
    Just like it's past time for Jeb Bush and Rand Paul to get out, and it's past time for Rick Santorum and George Pataki to get out. That's obvious, but it's made more obvious now that Huckabee is resorting to off-base and stupidly dishonest ads attempting to trash candidates who have taken his votes away. Here's a PAC ad Huckabee's camp is running in Iowa... (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The same consulting firm also put out similar attacks on Cruz in Iowa on his opposition to ethanol subsidies and accusing Cruz of being bankrolled by the oil industry....