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  • North Carolina voluntary gun surrender event produces big results (LOL Alert)

    11/22/2015 3:55:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A staple among the more "reasonable" gun control advocates in America is the voluntary gun turn-in or buy-back program. Hillary Clinton has recently gone on record as a big supporter of these programs, whether they be optional or… not so optional, like in Australia. If you had any doubt about the effectiveness of such plans, the folks in Greensboro, North Carolina were out to prove you wrong this month. They held just such an event where they would accept any number of weapons, getting them off the streets and presumably out of the hands of criminals. [Snip] So how did...
  • Students interrupt race meeting at UNC with lengthy demands

    11/21/2015 10:28:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) -- A UNC town hall meeting on race relations on college campuses was disrupted Thursday evening by a group of students who took over the event and read off a lengthy list of 50 demands.
  • Rubio Hits Cruz For 'Weakening' U.S. Spy Programs

    11/16/2015 7:29:35 PM PST · by VinL · 12 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 11/16/15 | David Cantonese
    Sen. Marco Rubio called out Sen. Ted Cruz by name Monday night for voting to "weaken U.S. intelligence programs," escalating their increasingly intense rivalry for the Republican presidential nomination. Calling it a distinctive issue in the campaign for the White House, the Florida senator said, "At least two of my colleagues in the Senate aspiring to the presidency, Sen. Cruz in particular, have voted to weaken the U.S. intelligence programs just in the last month and a half. And a weakening of our intelligence gathering capabilities leaves America vulnerable." Rubio, speaking before The Wall Street Journal CEO Council at the...
  • Jonathan Pollard to leave jail on Friday

    11/19/2015 4:50:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    ynet ^ | 11//19/15 | Itamar Eichner
    Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is to be released from US prison on Friday after serving 30 years.   Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter  Attempts to get Pollard freed over the years have failed, as have requests to ease the terms of his release. He is to be released by the federal parole board but remain under strict conditions. Among other things, Pollard will be banned from flying to Israel and forbidden from accessing the internet.   Jonathan Pollard (Photo: AP)  Pollard, 61, will also have to live and work in New York and regularly report to a parole officer....
  • Bibi (Netanyahu) and Barry (Obama) make a deal (Israeli spy Pollard is released from US prison)

    11/20/2015 4:38:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    11/20/2015 | Self
    During the "Cuban Missile Crisis"in 1962 we were led to believe that President John F. Kennedy was standing up to the Soviet Union by demanding that their missiles be pulled out of Cuba and imposing a blockade. But in a backroom in Washington, Attorney General Robert Kennedy was meeting Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin. They cut a deal to withdraw Soviet missiles from Cuba in exchange for US missiles being pulled out of Turkey. Also apparently in the deal a winding down of Cuban exile raids on Cuba and a pledge to not invade Cuba to overthrow the Castro regime like...
  • Jonathan Pollard is free

    11/20/2015 9:37:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    inn ^ | 11/19/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Longtime prisoner Jonathan Pollard has just left the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, North Carolina, after over 30 years of being held on espionage charges, his wife Esther announced shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. Esther and a number of Pollard's closest confidantes were waiting to greet Pollard as he first tasted freedom, at 4:15 a.m. EST; from there they will set off for New York to begin their lives anew. There in New York, a probation officer will be assigned to Pollard by the US Department of Justice, and will inspect to make sure the 61-year-old stays within all of...
  • US set to free Israel spy Jonathan Pollard

    11/20/2015 12:20:41 AM PST · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/20/2015 | BBC
    Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, is set to be released on parole from a US prison. The former US Navy intelligence officer, now 61, was caught selling classified documents in 1985 and given a life sentence two years later. Pollard has been serving his sentence at a prison in North Carolina. His parole terms bar him from leaving the US without permission for five years. He has said he wants to move to Israel to be united with his second wife. Successive Israeli governments have tried to secure Pollard's freedom, in a case that has caused...
  • Black Guilford College Students Demand All Professors Admit they are Racist

    11/19/2015 1:33:31 PM PST · by rightistight · 49 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/19/15 | Aurelius
    In the wake of protests at the University of Missouri, students of color at Guilford College are rallying against perceived racism on their campus. Guilford College is in Greensboro, North Carolina. Like their compatriots in Missouri, the protesting students have released a list of demands. If they are "not met within a week," protesters promise they will rally on campus again. Among other things the students want, they are pushing the college to have professors, administrators, and staff to admit they are racist, that no black people should be in any marketing campaigns for the time being, and an investigation...
  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • NC [North Carolina] father killed for asking for a search warrant

    11/17/2015 10:03:43 PM PST · by Altariel · 37 replies
    In yet another tragic citizen shooting by police. This time a father was beat, tazed, maced and ultimately shot several times..for what crime you ask? For merely refusing to allow a deputy into his residence at 3:40 in the morning without a proper search warrant. Do our constitutional rights already mean nothing? It is beyond time to start holding these rouge officers responsible for their actions. In this and so many more just this month those actions look to be murder (at times even executions.) It is time for us to start demanding that the Sheriffs and Police Chiefs rein...
  • What a shock: Pollard imprisonment based on lies

    02/24/2015 2:50:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I really feel like slamming some of the chickens**t American Jews who regularly comment - both on this blog and on Twitter and Facebook - that Jonathan Pollard should rot in jail because what he did was so terrible they're afraid of being accused of having 'dual loyalties' if they actually question Pollard's life sentence. Much of the infamous Cap Weinberger memo (that Pollard's lawyers were never allowed to see) has been declassified, and it shows that much of the US government argument for keeping Pollard imprisoned is based on lies and mischaracterizes what Weinberger (an anti-Semite in his...
  • Why Jonathan Pollard is still in Prison? (revealing archive)

    11/17/2015 10:12:28 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 14 replies ^ | 28 June 2002 | Edwin Black
    "On January 7, 2002, former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped through the two-doored entry chamber of a prison sallyport. After the first fudge-brown steel and armored glass door slowly closed right-to-left behind him, Netanyahu passed his hand beneath a black light reader along the left wall. It illuminated a small security stamp on his hand, not unlike the type disco clubs use. Behind opaque, silver-tinted windows, watchful security officers in the control room completed their checklist, approving Netanyahu's access....... The prison was not in Israel, it was in North Carolina. Netanyahu had flown to Raleigh Durham and then driven...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • McCrory: NC will cease to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 11:52:56 AM PST · by Marie · 16 replies
    abc11 ^ | 11/16/2015 | Associated Press
    Governor Pat McCrory held a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss Syrian refugees in North Carolina. He started out by giving his condolences for victims and families of the Paris terrorist attacks and said that it went beyond France, that it was a global tragedy. Because of the recent events, McCrory said he is asking the federal government to cease sending Syrian refugees into North Carolina. He said that background checks were not currently adequate and that there needed to be more security measures in place. Several other U.S. governors are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into...
  • Greensboro police asks residents to sign pledge, turn in guns (turn in gun anonymously!!!!!)

    11/14/2015 4:54:46 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 50 replies
    GREENSBORO, NC –Greensboro police are asking residents to show their commitment to safety by signing a Pledge of Non-violence on Saturday. Police said that anyone 18 years or older can anonymously turn in as many guns as they want at this event.
  • Armed THUGS Shoot Combat Medic Mom With Baby… Then She Says, “Now It’s MY Turn”

    11/09/2015 2:58:21 PM PST · by · 74 replies
    American Freedon Fighters ^ | November 9, 2015 | Dean James
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a man in the home invasion and shooting of a young mother inside her east Charlotte home. VIDEO: CMPD charged Reco Latur Dawkins Jr., 23, with attempted murder, felony breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit felony breaking and entering in the home invasion and shooting of 21-year-old Samantha Bunce last Tuesday. Dawkins turned himself in to police on Saturday morning. He was interviewed by detectives and after the interview he was taken into custody. His first court appearance is Tuesday. A close friend of Bunce who visited her in the hospital over the weekend...
  • Prof Greets Incoming Class of Precious Snowflakes with Speech Crushing Their PC Beliefs

    11/07/2015 12:34:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 60 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Mike Adams, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington is not your stereotypical left-wing teacher. On the heels of a report that showed that liberal arts professors overwhelmingly support Democrats, Adams’ semester-opening statement to his students has gone viral. First printed in Townhall in late August, over the last few days it has been reprinted multiple times. [Trigger warning: The following is extraordinarily insensitive and its candor may cause some students to be highly offended. Symptoms of being confronted with viewpoints other than one’s own may cause one to get “the vapors” and students have even been known to...
  • North Carolina figures out the sanctuary city problem

    11/01/2015 6:57:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Every once in a while somebody comes along with a solution that makes you smack yourself on the forehead and say, why didn’t I think of that? We’ve now seen such a piece of innovative thinking coming out of North Carolina where Governor Pat McCrory has just signed a new bill into law which will effectively outlaw the idea of so called “sanctuary cities” in his state. One down, 49 to go. (Fox News) North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law Wednesday that bans any policy that interferes with the enforcement of federal immigration laws.The Protect...
  • Clinton rising in North Carolina; Trump still leads

    10/31/2015 11:56:48 AM PDT · by LS · 124 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 10/3102015 | Public Policy Polling
    Trump leads 31-23 over Carson, 11 for Rubio, 6 for Cruz. Oct. 23-25, MOE 4.8.
  • UNC Newspaper: Calling America Great is "Racist"

    10/31/2015 8:52:34 AM PDT · by rightistight · 33 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 10/31/15 | Aurelius
    The Daily Tarheel, the University of North Carolina's newspaper, declared yesterday that calling America "great" is actually racist. According to the paper, "the Democratic Party has been selling "America is Already Great" merchandise on it's website." This is based off of Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" hat. The Daily Tarheel has a problem with such merchandise. According to the paper, "this is problematic because it implies that over two centuries of systemic racism and imperialism are "great."" "Come on Dems," the paper reads, "you're supposedly liberal." Another problem that UNC had yesterday? "Racist dogs."
  • Bank robber just out of prison killed Wake Forest wife, police say ( North Carolina )

    10/29/2015 7:25:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    WNCN ^ | October 28, 2015
    WAKE FOREST, N.C. There is a nationwide alert out for a Wake Forest convicted bank robber after his wife was found dead in their home. ... A convicted bank robber : who was just released from prison on Oct 15 for the robbery of a PNC bank on Rodgers Ave. in Dec 2013 : is suspected in the killing of his wife at the home. ... Lanson Paul Stalf is accused of killing 34-year-old wife Stephanie Lynn Autry in their home, police said in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Stephanie's body was found Tuesday night around 10:30 after the...
  • North Carolina Poll – Donald Trump Extends Lead With 31%, Fiorina and Bush Collapse to 6%…

    10/27/2015 4:31:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-27-2015 | sundance
    October 27, 2015 North Carolina Poll – Donald Trump Extends Lead With 31%, Fiorina and Bush Collapse to 6%… by sundance The latest PPP Poll from North Carolina shows Donald Trump extending his lead in the state. Ben Carson comes in second with 23% and Carly Fiorina has collapsed from last month landing at 6%, with less than half her previous favorability and double the unfavorability. Candidate Jeb Bush also takes a severe step backwards.( POLL DATA ) In NC Trump's actually improved from 26% to 31% in last month. 52/35 fav basically identical to 53/36 in September:— PublicPolicyPolling...
  • Illegals Cost North Carolina 2 Billion a Year

    10/26/2015 7:40:50 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/26/2015 | Dave Jolly
    Earlier this month, I reported that illegals cost Ohio taxpayers nearly $900 million a year, and those figures were based on numbers from a couple years ago meaning the figure is higher now. In 2010, it was estimated that there were at least 110,000 illegals living in Ohio. Five years later that figure has surely increased as the Obama administration continues to welcome future Democratic illegal voters. I also reported that illegals cost Maryland taxpayers $1.9 billion a year. Like Ohio, that figure is based upon information a couple years old which means they are quickly approaching the $2 billion...
  • Neighbor Stops Rampaging Feral Hog; Media credits Officials

    10/20/2015 1:22:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    200+ pound feral hog pictured above was causing considerable damage when one of the neighbors shot the pig with a .40 caliber handgun.  From in North Carolina. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement responded to the 4000 block of Wimbledon Drive Sunday where there were reports of a vicious hog that had been charging residents in the area and damaging property, according to Captain Jentsch with the Gaston County Police Department.Jentsch said that a neighbor shot the hog before Gaston County Police officers arrived on scene and euthanized the animal. The reporter found a neighbor who complained about...
  • GOPe Leadership and Democrats Preparing To Support Paul Ryan and Wage War Against Conservative Base…

    10/18/2015 9:08:09 PM PDT · by BAW · 86 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 18, 2015 by sundance | Sundance
    It really is stunning how open the republican leadership in both the House and Senate are with their disdain for the base of their own party. Reports now surfacing that the GOPe has entered negotiations with Nancy Pelosi to support Paul Ryan. According to Roll Call the Democrats are willing to elect Ryan if the GOPe promise to give them comprehensive immigration reform and amnesty legislation. Representative Steve King warns of the political bloodbath which would follow such a deal. As Rep. Paul Ryan’s history of working for open borders has come under increasing scrutiny, conservative lawmakers have begun to...
  • Cruz Wins North Carolina Statewide Tea Party Caucus

    10/18/2015 5:10:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 59 replies ^ | 10/18/15
    Groups Now Coalesce to Support the Texas Senator for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – In unprecedented fashion, Senator Ted Cruz won the North Carolina Tea Party Constitutional Caucus, receiving just over 50 percent of the vote from conservative activists across the state. Dr. Ben Carson took second place, while no other candidate received more than 4 percent.Hoping to strengthen the influence of conservatives in North Carolina, Tea Party groups decided to hold a statewide caucus to determine whom the groups would collectively support in the primary. Cruz’s victory over the weekend signals that conservatives will coalesce around the Texas senator, rather than...
  • Cruz Handily Wins NC Tea Party Constitutional Caucus Vote

    10/18/2015 12:46:02 PM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Lady Liberty 1885 ^ | October 18, 2015 | A.P. Dillon
    @tedcruz is the big winner with over 50% of the NC TEA Party Constitutional Caucus vote yesterday! #TedCruz2016— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) October 18, 2015 Candidates who received votes in descending order via Cruz – 391 (50.13%)Carson – 328 (42.04%)Trump – 31 (3.97%)Paul – 18 (2.31%)Fiorina – 6 (.77%)Rubio – 4 (.51%)Jindal – 2 (.26%) There were nine who abstained from voting. No votes for Bush, Kasich, Walker, Christie, Graham, Santorum, Pataki or Gilmore.Hey, does anyone know (or care) if Jim Gilmore even still in it? I see you out there… Googling ‘Jim Gilmore’ now.No Huckabee...
  • After 15 months, Winston-Salem woman doesn’t know cause of husband's death

    10/16/2015 11:05:41 AM PDT · by Soul of the South · 13 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | October 16, 2015 | Fred Clasen-Kelly McClatchy Regional News
    Since last year, when her husband died unexpectedly in a Davidson County hospital, Francine Braun Wolberg’s grief has given way to anger over the long wait for answers. Her husband suffered from early onset Alzheimer’s, but he was otherwise healthy before going to the Thomasville Medical Center for mental health treatment. State Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Deborah Radisch performed an autopsy in Raleigh on June 12, 2014, the day after he died. But months later, there was still no death certificate listing the cause of death. That meant that Wolberg couldn’t collect survivor’s annuity payments needed to pay college tuition...
  • Politico: Ryan Seeks Coronation

    10/12/2015 12:11:22 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 21 replies ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not run for the House Speakership unless conservatives surrender “unconditionally” to him, Politico reports citing sources close to Ryan. “The conservatives who drove out Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) would need to get behind him unconditionally for speaker,” Politico’s Jake Sherman writes of the donor-class-backed Ryan. Ryan does not want to run for Speaker, he and his spokesman Brendan Buck have made “abundantly clear,” Sherman writes—before noting what exactly it would take for Ryan to get in the race. “But there’s one remote scenario, people close to him say, in...
  • Gowdy Responds to Charges from Ex-Staffer After Benghazi Committee 'Refused to Pay Him'

    10/12/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In an attempt to dismiss the Benghazi Select Committee as a partisan witch hunt against Hillary Clinton, an ex-committee staffer has accused the panel of being obsessed with a political agenda. Bradley F. Podliska, an investigator and Air Force Reserves officer, told The New York Times that the Benghazi committee was becoming “primarily focused” on Clinton. His comments come on the heels of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s controversial statement on "Hannity," when he said the Benghazi committee was directly responsible for sinking Clinton’s poll numbers. Chairman Trey Gowdy (S-SC), while accepting McCarthy's apology, insisted his words can't "fix the damage" done to the panel.Gowdy, again...
  • NumbersUSA President: Paul Ryan ‘Terrifying,’ ‘Open Borders Seeps Out of Every Pore Of His Being’

    10/12/2015 10:01:07 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    "Open borders seeps out of every pore of his being."
  • Trey Gowdy is right. The House is basically ungovernable.

    10/12/2015 8:54:47 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/12/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In an interview with NBC's Kristen Welker, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy offered his honest — and correct — assessment of his party in Congress. Here's the key bit: I think the House is bordering on ungovernable right now. ... Being Speaker is a very difficult job. We need to have a family conversation and sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before that conversation starts. We're getting close ... Now, Gowdy was explaining to Welker why he wouldn't be interested in the soon-to-be vacant job as speaker of the House. But his reasoning is almost certainly why Paul Ryan...
  • Watch:Reps.Charlie Dent,Dave Brat Have Heated Exchange Over The Next Speaker

    10/11/2015 10:29:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Reps. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) battled over the divide between the moderates and Freedom Caucus conservatives in Congress deciding who will be the next Speaker of the House.
  • Newt Gingrich: Paul Ryan ‘Should Be Very Cautious’ About Becoming Speaker

    10/11/2015 9:33:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/2015 | Derek Draplin
    Newt Gingrich issued a warning to Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Sunday morning, saying that he “should be very cautious” when considering running for speaker of the House.Asked by Fox’s Chris Wallace if he thinks Ryan should take the job, Gingrich was hesitant to push the Wisconsin congressman towards what many describe as a “thankless” position. (RELATED: Freedom Caucus Would ‘Look Favorably’ On Paul Ryan As Speaker)“I think Paul should be very cautious,” Gingrich told Wallace. “He is the most prestigious member of the House on the Republican side. He has the best future, he’s still very young.”“It’s easy to get 218 on the first...
  • Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

    10/10/2015 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Los Angeles (AFP) - President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled House was left in shock and disarray this week when Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner to replace John Boehner, who has announced his resignation, suddenly withdrew from the race because of a revolt by conservatives. The challenge now is to find a consensus candidate who can soothe wounds and unite a fractious caucus. Obama addressed the drama at an expensive fundraiser at a private home in Los Angeles....
  • Will Conservatives Be The Dog That Caught The Car?

    10/10/2015 9:43:56 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 39 replies ^ | October 11, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    John Boehner is out (eventually). Kevin McCarthy is out. Conservatives in the House of Representatives are on a roll. But where is the roll going? I applaud the ouster of these insiders. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the career ambitions of politicians. But what comes next, what follows bold action, is just as important, if not more. On that front, it seems conservatives were wholly unprepared. Nothing against Daniel Webster or Jason Chaffetz, but are they really people who leap to mind when you think “leader?” Or even “articulate and quick-witted conservative”? Have...
  • NYT Bashes White, Rural 'Clutch of Unyielding Hard-Line Conservatives' in Congress...

    10/10/2015 8:39:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies ^ | 10/10/2015 | Clay Waters
    The surprise withdrawal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the race for Speaker of the House gave the New York Times an excuse to issue a series of front-page stories larded up with hostile "hard-line" and "hard-right" labels mocking the apparent chaos surrounding congressional Republicans, being held "hostage" by the party's conservative wing. - See more at:
  • Media’s Concern Trolling Over GOP ‘Chaos’ Proves ‘Chaos’ Is Good

    10/10/2015 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 10, 2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    The news alert about Kevin McCarthy’s abandonment of his pursuit to become John Boehner’s successor hit my phone just as I was about to go for a run. Rather than read the whole story, I just smiled and hit the pavement. Within the first few steps I wondered how long it would take before the hyperbole-laden garment rending would begin in the left media about conservatives being the death of the Republican Party, congressional compromise, and the frolicsome joy we so love to see in puppies and kittens. It was a short run, but they were on it by the...
  • DEVELOPING: Amid affair rumors, Kevin McCarthy and Renee Ellmers expected to resign?

    10/09/2015 11:09:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2015 | Staff
    Rush Limbaugh on Renee Ellmers/McCarthy rumor: “This is years old stuff ... I just totally stay away from it” Well, amid those rumors, there is now some inside-the-Beltway chatter indicating resignations are imminent.
  • Fox News Takes Jab at Conservatives... Again

    10/09/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Bobby Eberle
    In what has become an all-too-frequent occurrence, Fox News wasted no time taking a swipe at conservatives. We've seen it plenty of times now -- from commentators having meltdowns because their establishment candidate isn't the frontrunner to openly criticizing conservatives as out of touch or crazy. Now, the race for Speaker of the House is up in the air, and Fox News has singled out a certain conservative candidate as the possible culprit. Some of the Fox News bias really came to light with the ascendance of Donald Trump. Trump is certainly no conservative, but he speaks out against the...
  • So Did McCarthy Bug Out Because of a Girl or Conservatives?

    10/09/2015 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/9/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Let’s look at the Kevin thing realistically. So the guy balked. Walter Jones (R-NC) sent around a generic letter to a select few influential House voters saying in effect, “Watch It, Guys.” “Generic” meaning he, a seasoned politico, knew to use common nouns, not Proper nouns in grammar speak, to avoid letting the masses in on a secret that allegedly the insiders have known for months. Gasp, here, take a deep breath. Those of you on oxygen, are your tanks engaged? Walter Jones was channeling the Robert Livingston extra marital affair; the Newt Gringrich extra-curricular activities that now are his...
  • Kevin McCarthy's Exit Came After Personal Threat Over Affair Allegations

    10/08/2015 10:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | October 8, 2015 | Michael Calderone, Senior media reporter
    "Why not resign like Bob Livingston?”In the hours before House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly withdrew his candidacy to be the next speaker of the House, he was sent an email from a conservative activist threatening to expose an alleged affair with a colleague. The subject line: “Kevin, why not resign like Bob Livingston?” The email, sent just after 8 a.m. on Thursday, came from Steve Baer, a Chicago-based GOP donor known for mass-emailing conservative figures and Republican lawmakers. It was addressed to McCarthy and numerous others, including the personal account of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), who conservative media...
  • BREAKING, DC SOURCES: Renee Ellmers, Kevin McCarthy To Resign?

    10/08/2015 11:32:12 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 100 replies
    Speculation continued late Thursday night that Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Congressman Kevin McCarthy would resign Friday morning, has learned. The possibility of a double resignation was discussed at the Media Research Center (MRC) dinner by Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson. Several prominent lobbyists and staffers have confirmed that the rumors are flying all over Capitol Hill.
  • McCarthy accused of affair with House member after withdrawing bid for speaker

    10/09/2015 8:16:47 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly withdrew his promising bid to become speaker Thursday as the married congressman was accused of having an affair with another married House member in an anonymous posting on Wikipedia. Minutes before Republicans were to cast votes to make him speaker-elect, McCarthy stood and told his colleagues that a fresh face was needed to unite the party.
  • The model minority is losing patience

    10/07/2015 2:13:41 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 35 replies
    The Economist ^ | 10/07/2015
    MICHAEL WANG, a young Californian, came second in his class of 1,002 students; his ACT score was 36, the maximum possible; he sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration; he got third place in a national piano contest; he was in the top 150 of a national maths competition; he was in several national debating-competition finals. But when it came to his university application he faced a serious disappointment for the first time in his glittering career. He was rejected by six of the seven Ivy League colleges to which he applied. “I saw people less qualified than me get better offers,”...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • CMPD considers no-go areas for criminals (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

    10/01/2015 10:20:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | September 29, 2015 | Steve Harrison
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte City Council are discussing whether to create “public safety zones,” city areas where people with past arrests would be prohibited from entering. Under the controversial proposal, Chief Kerr Putney could designate a high-crime area as a safety zone in response to crimes such as drug sales or discharging guns that were committed on public property. Someone who has been arrested for crimes in the area could be issued a notice that they are no longer allowed to enter, for as long as the safety zone is in effect. Entering the zone after being prohibited...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • North Carolina: Trump 22, Carson 21, Bush 7

    09/26/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by LS · 33 replies
    Elon University ^ | 9/26/2015
    Trump 22, Carson 21, Fiorina 10, Bush 7, Rubio 7, Cruz 6 Never heard of these guys. No prior polls. However, in head to head they have BUSH beating Hillary by 3, Carson beating her by 11, and Trump losing by 7. So on those grounds alone, it's goofy.