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  • How to Fix Illegal Immigration in Five Steps without Building a Wall

    02/09/2016 6:39:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/09/2016 | Kevin Williamson
    Beware the bundler. I don't mean the political fundraiser (though those guys can be pretty shady, too) but the lawmaker, the guy who insists that every issue is related to every other issue and that the only solution is a grand "comprehensive" bipartisan compromise resulting in a generation-defining piece of legislation that's 8,000 pages long. Consider the question of illegal immigration. No, not the question of immigration -- illegal immigration. There's a temptation to bundle those together, because we have problems with our legal immigration regime, too, but the more tightly we tie them together, the more closely we bind...
  • Socialist Sweep New Hampshire [SANDERS AND TRUMP]

    02/10/2016 2:33:49 AM PST · by expat_panama · 159 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2016 | C. Edmund Wright
    Shortly after Barack Obama swept into the White House while giving Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid a coattail Marxist Congress, Newsweek Magazine ran the cover "We're all Socialists now,"... ...it took until last night before it was literally true, as New Hampshire gave a full-throated socialist a rout over semi-socialist Hillary Clinton on the Democrat side and the once and now apparently again socialist Donald Trump won... ...In case you missed the final score, it was Bernie by about 18 over Hillary and Trump by about 18 over John Kasich. Yes, John Kasich. ... ...Trump has flirted with socialist talking...
  • Red State: Winners and Losers from Tonight's ABC Debate

    02/06/2016 10:46:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 226 replies
    Red State ^ | February 6, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    What a glum, drab debate. ABC clearly tried to make all the candidates look bad, and the bad blood between the candidates left over from Iowa meant that they just did not care about showing any level of solidarity against the media, as they often do. Christie successfully tore down Marco Rubio for the first hour of the debate, but made himself look like a royal, braying jerk in the process. Normally in these posts, I have three winners and three losers, but I don't think there even were three winners - but there were a whole bunch of losers....
  • National poll: Cruz and Rubio surged after Iowa

    02/09/2016 4:10:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | February 9, 2015 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are riding a wave of momentum after strong finishes in Iowa. Donald Trump maintains a double-digit lead over his Republican rivals, but Rubio has experienced the largest surge, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey tracking poll released Tuesday. The billionaire businessman has 35 percent support nationally among Republicans and Republican-leaning voters. Ted Cruz, who won the Iowa caucuses last week, has 20 percent support, followed by Rubio in third with 17 percent support. Ben Carson is at 7 percent, and the rest of the field is at 3 percent or less. While Trump still leads by...
  • Donald Trump's creative defense of vulgar insult: 'I was doing everybody a favor'

    02/09/2016 9:47:12 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 198 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/09/2016 | Colin Campbell
    As New Hampshire voters headed to the polls Tuesday, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump downplayed his use of a crude insult the day before. "It was like a retweet," Trump said during an interview on "Fox & Friends." "I would never say a word like that," he further insisted.
  • Classless Trump Gleefully Echos Crude Insult from Crazed Supporter... Enough Already

    02/09/2016 3:21:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 167 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 February 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    Hey Trumpsters/Breitbart/Drudge...talking to you here: How the hellcan you continue to support such a fowl-mouthed, disingenuous boor like Donald Trump? For President of the United States of America...? There is nothing so d__n special about him that compels you-or anybody-to put up with this kind of language, tone, and monumental dishonesty. He's not a conservative, he's not a good Christian, and he's obviously not even a good role model... the televised, public rallies could be rated R. Donald Trump has absolutely no right to talk and act like this- the guy is simply way out of line. What kind...
  • CarsonGate Cover-Up: CNN Fact-Checker Lies About Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 2:29:08 PM PST · by MLL · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8, 2016 | John Nolte
    CNN is not only desperate to absolve itself of its legitimate responsibility for spreading the false idea that Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the presidential race last week, CNN is also hoping to complete a three-bank shot that will damage Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the process. Saturday night, CNN went so far as to have their phony left-wing "fact-checker" Tom Foreman lie about Cruz. For all of this to make sense, let's start at the beginning. Last Monday night, during the Iowa Caucus, I watched CNN live and saw the Carson segment in question that lit this...
  • Donald Trump leads another poll, but he won’t be bragging about this one

    02/01/2016 9:11:19 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 31 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 1/31/2016 | Shawn Langlois
    The latest poll numbers are in, and Donald Trump, once again, is the clear leader. But don't expect the "You're fired" mogul to be tweeting out these results anytime soon. According to Gallup, most of Americans don't like him. In fact, three out of every five people polled view the Donald unfavorably. That's the worst tally since Gallup began tracking the data back in 1992. George H.W. Bush and his 57% can rest easy, having given up that dubious distinction.
  • An Indictment Against Conservative Media

    01/31/2016 9:32:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 94 replies
    RedState ^ | January 31, 2016 | Susan Wright
    ...At this very critical juncture in our history, while our nation and our liberties have been ravaged by the Obama years, and life as we know it in this nation hangs precariously by a thread, Fox News, Limbaugh, Levin, and Hannity have gambled with our future, knowing we have no collateral to back up the game. For months, these fair weather friends of conservatism have heaped slovenly, starry-eyed adoration on Donald Trump. Trump - that gilded toad, who's conservative history began at about the time he decided to run as a Republican has been shoved in our faces from the...
  • TRUMPED: The Donald, The Widow and Eminent Domain [related to new Cruz ad]

    01/22/2016 12:44:18 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 108 replies
    Institute for Justice via YouTube ^ | 5/16/2011 | Dana Berliner - IJ
    Please click the link for the video of this report from the Institute for Justice who represented Vera Coking against Donald Trump and won in court. Here is a transcript of the same: In the video: Dana Berliner of the Institute for Justice (appears to be a property rights advocacy group), Donald Trump, John Stossel, Vera Coking -------------------- Clip of ABC News report playing interviewing Trump. TRUMP: In life you have a thing called condemnation and cities have the right to condemn for the good of the city - whether it's New York, whether it's Los Angeles, whether it's any...
  • Trump, Conservative Ideolgues and Populists

    01/24/2016 10:22:45 AM PST · by DanMiller · 13 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 24, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Conservative ideologues want to keep things essentially as they are, making only marginal and generally ineffective changes. Populists want to change things to be more consistent with what "we the people" want. Often, what we the people want is better than what our "leaders" want or try to provide. Under these definitions, Trump is a populist, not a conservative ideologue. That's good.According to Dictionary. com, these are attributes of "conservatives:" Disposed to preserve existing conditions, restore traditional ones, and to limit change. According to the same source, "populism" means: Any of various, often anti-establishment or anti-intellectual political movements or philosophies that...
  • A Secret About The 1st Legal Slave Owner in America…

    01/24/2016 9:58:59 AM PST · by SandRat · 33 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Addison Riddleberger on January 22, 2016 at 8:50am
    A Secret About The 1st Legal Slave Owner in America, but the Media Does not Want To Report This Most liberals just cannot stand the sight or sound of truth. Facts go over their heads as they look for opportunities to call others “intolerant” of their worldviews, resort to logic that they don’t recognize as faulty, and stoop to ad hominem commentary because they have no foundation on which to stand. Now, just imagine if I told them that slavery in American was started by a black man — yikes. The black male I am referring to is Anthony Johnson,...
  • Obama by Another Name is Still a Bad Idea

    01/24/2016 8:51:48 AM PST · by pgyanke · 54 replies
    Vanity | 1/24/16 | pgyanke
    In 2008, America elected a demagogue who was hailed as a savior to his people. He used Alinsky tactics and a divide-and-conquer approach to bully his way through the election--and after. Taking the same approach in this election just because your demagogue is saying what you want to hear sounds a lot like the definition of insanity.
  • The Trump Tapes (The FRAUD Trump in his own words; RINO/Faux Conservative)

    01/23/2016 9:44:08 AM PST · by LouD · 185 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/21/2016 | Our Principles PAC
    A great summary of Trump's positions in his own words. https://youtu.be/rcUCLwWCihE
  • Donald Trump admits cutting off medical treatment for his nephew's sick baby

    01/10/2016 3:41:15 PM PST · by TBP · 196 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Updated: 01:50 EST, 4 January 2016 | KHALEDA RAHMAN
    *Trump's older brother Freddy died an alcoholic at the age of 43 in 1981 When Trump family patriarch Fred Sr. died in 1999, *Freddy's children were cut out of the will Donald helped draft *Donald admitted he reneged on a pledge to pay the medical bills for the medical care of the sick infant when the Freddy's children sued *Claimed Donald and his siblings had influenced their late grandfather to leave them out of his will Donald Trump has admitted cutting off medical treatment to his nephew’s sick baby after he allegedly had his alcoholic brother’s children cut out of...
  • Rolling Stone Compares Trump to Cosby, Doesn't Mention the Clintons

    07/29/2015 1:09:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm looking at this Trump campaign. You know, every day, the Trump campaign... What's the way to put this? Every day the Trump campaign gains a little more substance in the eyes of observers. What I mean by this is before Trump even got in the race, the smart money said, "He's not gonna run. He's just gonna tempt people with it and tease people, raise ratings for his TV show and this sort of thing. He'll never release his financial data on that form they all have to fill out." Then he did all that. Then it became,...
  • Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel Violated During Sex

    07/27/2015 6:28:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 261 replies
    http://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dark Tower
    Ivana Trump once accused the real estate tycoon of rape, although she later clarified: not in the criminal sense. Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being rapists and bringing crime into the country. I mean somebodys doing it!Whos doing the raping? Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for Trumpin more ways than one. Not only does the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have a history of controversial remarks about sexual assault, but as it turns out,...
  • Trump Blames 'Two Corinthians' Gaffe On Tony Perkins

    01/21/2016 12:50:05 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/21/2016 | Bradford Richards
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump late Wednesday pinned blame for his scriptural gaffe -saying "2 Corinthians" instead of "Second Corinthians" - on evangelical activist Tony Perkins. "Tony Perkins wrote that out for me. He actually wrote out the 2, he wrote out the number 2 Corinthians," Trump said on "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon." "I took exactly what Tony said, and I said, 'Well, Tony has to know better than anybody.'" The slip-up drew laughs from the crowd at evangelical Liberty University and led to attacks on the billionaire businessman's faith. But Trump said he has since heard from "a...
  • The End of Saudi Arabia?

    01/20/2016 9:43:01 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    A more detestable regime than Saudi Arabia could not be found. Arguably the most repressive regime on earth. An absolute monarchy. A Wahhabist theocratic nightmare that arms ISIS. Only North Korea may be worse, and North Korea does not put women in burqas or have any areas where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced. It is a close call. At least North Korea does not ban alcohol. Make no mistake about it: Shi'a Iran, as bad as it is, is nowhere near as oppressive as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). There are churches in Iran, albeit persecuted. There are...
  • Donald Trump: I have a great relationship with God and great poll numbers, too (VIDEO)

    Today on CNN's State of the Nation, Jake Tapper revisited an old question with Donald Trump. He asked him about his faith and specifically about if he had ever asked forgiveness. By my count this is the third time that Trump has been asked the question. At he Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, back in June: Trump, who told CNN earlier that he is both anti-abortion and anti-same-sex marriage, said people are surprised to learn about his Christian faith. "People are so shocked when they find ... out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church...
  • Puerto Rico Is Greece, & These 5 States Are Next To Go

    01/17/2016 10:47:05 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Jan, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As Wilbur Ross so eloquently noted, for Puerto Rico "it's the end of the beginning... and the beginning of the end," as he explained "Puerto Rico is the US version of Greece." However, as JPMorgan explains, for some states the pain is really just beginning as Municipal bond risk will only become more important over time, as assets of some severely underfunded plans are gradually depleted. But, as JPMorgan details, Muni risk is on the rise for US states, but broad generalizations do not apply (in other words, these five states are 'screwed')... The direct indebtedness of US states (excluding...
  • The Boos Continue! Trump Ticks Off Tea Party Faithful and They Let Him Hear It

    01/16/2016 4:08:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 16, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    In the department of Presidential candidates hearing jeers-not-cheers from crowds, Donald J. Trump -- Republican frontrunner, real estate mogul, racist eater of burgers -- is not having a very good week. During Thursday night's Republican debate on Fox Business, Trump faced criticism from the crowd in South Carolina after he attempted to lob attacks at Texas Senator (and closest polling threat) Ted Cruz. If at first you don't succeed, try and fail again. On Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of tea party activists, Trump again attempted to toss shade at Cruz, and those in attendance defiantly booed the...
  • Here's The Video Proof Trump is a Cynical Phony on 'New York Values'

    01/15/2016 1:13:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Daily Wire News ^ | 01/15/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO While Donald Trump cynically maintains that he has no clue what Ted Cruz's phrase "New York values" means -- and while he scurrilously implies that Cruz has some sort of malicious, nasty feeling about New Yorkers over 9/11 -- video has now emerged of a nationally televised 1999 interview in which Trump seems completely familiar with the "New York values" to which Cruz referred.Trump appeared on Meet The Press on October 24, 1999, where he had several exchanges with Tim Russert: RUSSERT: Do you think gays should be allowed to be married?TRUMP: It's something...
  • Mitt Romney: GOP 'Nuts' for Not Backing Minimum Wage Boost

    01/16/2016 6:55:48 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 1/14/16 | Bill Hoffman
    Mitt Romney has bluntly criticized the Republican Party for not supporting a raise in the nations' minimum wage. The former governor of Massachusetts, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, told the Washington Post his party is missing the boat in opposing a wage boost touted heavily by President Barack Obama. "As a party we speak a lot about deregulation and tax policy, and you know what? People have been hearing that for 25 years, and they're getting tired of that message," Romney said in a recent interview with the newspaper. "I think we're nuts not to raise the...
  • What did Cruz do that ‘pulled Trump out of bed and sent him tweeting and tweeting and...

    01/16/2016 2:36:02 PM PST · by Isara · 118 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 16, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    What did Cruz do that 'pulled Trump out of bed and sent him tweeting and tweeting and tweeting?' Donald Trump must be feeling the heat of Ted Cruz on his neck because he unleashed a veritable tirade against the Texas senator on Twitter Saturday.He started just before 8 a.m EST flat-out calling Cruz a Canadian citizen. Ted Cruz was born in Canada and was a Canadian citizen until 15 months ago. Lawsuits have just been filed with more to follow. I told you so- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2016 For the next several hours the Republican presidential front-runner...
  • WHO KNEW? TRUMP FAVORS AMNESTY FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

    01/15/2016 12:04:41 PM PST · by TBP · 92 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/17/15 AT 1:27 PM | MARC THIESSEN
    Under Trump’s immigration plan, almost all of the 11 million illegal aliens (save for a small minority with criminal records) will get to return and get permanent legal status to stay here in America. Trump supports amnesty. On Fox News on November 12, Trump’s son Eric expressed frustration that the media overlooks this: "The point isn’t just deporting them, it’s deporting them and letting them back in legally. He’s been so clear about that and I know the liberal media wants to misconstrue it, but it’s deporting them and letting them back legally." Eric Trump is right. His father has...
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True History of the War for Southern Independence

    01/09/2016 7:35:03 AM PST · by soakncider · 227 replies
    Shotwell Publishing ^ | Clyde N. Wilson
    TRUE HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE IN THIS AGE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS there has never been a greater need and greater opportunity to refresh our understanding of what happened in America in the years 1861-1865 and start defending our Southern forebears as strongly as they ought to be defended. There is plenty of true history available to us. It is our job to make it known. All the institutions of American society, including nearly all Southern institutions and leaders, are now doing their best to separate the Confederacy off from the rest of American history and push it...
  • The Republican Establishment Is Rooting For Donald Trump Over Ted Cruz

    01/10/2016 3:44:35 PM PST · by TBP · 76 replies
    It is more than an open secret that the Republican Establishment so hates Ted Cruz that they are more and more openly rooting for Donald Trump to win Iowa. I just got today’s Hotline from National Journal. It is behind a pay wall, but it is worth noting their top story confirms what I have been seeing and hearing. The Establishment thinking is that if Trump beats Cruz in Iowa, they can then beat Trump with Rubio, Bush, or Christie. But that is horse manure and if they were not all incompetent morons they would know it. These guys have...
  • Donald Trump and Eminent Domain

    01/10/2016 4:39:14 AM PST · by House Atreides · 40 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 19, 2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    A brief history In a free market, there's a pretty simple process for dealing with the situation that arises when one person covets another's belongings: The coveter makes an offer to purchase them. If the offer is rebuffed, the coveter can make a new proposal, but he cannot simply take what he wants. It's an effective way of recognizing the impracticality of the Tenth Commandment while enforcing the Eighth. Donald Trump's covetous nature is not in dispute, but what many may forget is that he's no great respecter of the admonition not to steal, either: The man has a track...
  • Is Trump, Falling In the Polls, Being Driven to Desperation?

    01/08/2016 5:19:16 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 69 replies
    News Machete ^ | 1/8/2016 | Ed Straker
    Donald Trump has attacked Ted Cruz's eligibility to be President, after saying repeatedly that he saw no problem with it: Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz's Canadian birthplace was a "very precarious" issue that could make the Texas senator vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee. "Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: 'Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?' That'd be a big problem," Trump said when asked about the topic. "It'd be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: If he gets through his primary, VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT!

    01/07/2016 3:42:26 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. We must continue to remove the heads of the republican establishment until they begin to listen to the American people. Eric Cantor has been removed. John Boehner has been removed. Kevin McCarthy has been prevented. And there are already rumblings of a primary challenge to Speaker Paul Ryan! Primary elections in the State of Wisconsin will be held on August 9, 2016. We have between now and then to find a candidate, fund him or her, and propel them to victory over Ryan. However, we know the Establishment and its...
  • A Guide To The Radical Left Wing Ideology And Flip-Flops Of Fake Conservative Donald J. Trump

    01/02/2016 7:04:44 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 67 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jul. 21, 2015 | Christopher Massie, Andrew Kaczynski
    1. Barack Obama Trump said in 2009 that Obama was “a strong guy who knows what he wants,” a person with “the mark of a strong leader,” and “totally a champion.” He even bestowed the greatest Trumpian honor upon Obama, saying, “I would hire him.”In 2011, while considering making a run for president, he placed himself at the vanguard of the “birther” movement, demanding that Obama show his birth certificate and fueling suspicions that the president was not born in the United States. 2. Hillary Clinton As has been widely reported, Hillary Clinton attended Trump’s wedding in 2005. Trump also...
  • Even The New York Times Is Beginning To Get It That Erdogan Is A Hitler Antichrist

    01/01/2016 5:52:40 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 11 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | Jan. 1, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    [Too long title - Wake Up You Sleepy Heads The End Is Near Even The New York Times Is Beginning To Get It That Erdogan Is A Hitler Antichrist] This is no time to slumber. Instead keep watch. We said that 2016 will be an interesting year. After posting last night, while the world played with fireworks and watched Times Square nonsense awaiting a “happy new year” with the rest of the worldly, we stated that 2016 will not be a happy new year and initiated the year as we watched Erdogan proclaiming his Hitler remarks. The times that are...
  • Who said it: Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders? [Quiz]

    12/30/2015 7:17:28 AM PST · by DaveyB · 8 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | December 28, 2015 | Lina Bryce
    Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are two candidates who happen to both have the populous support of their respective parties in the upcoming presidential primary elections. However different they may be, they also have many commonalities. Can you tell who said what? Quiz Many in the business community have argued for guest worker programs as the answer to the immigration issue. This concerns me very much. If you ask me about my views on the environment, on women's rights, on gay rights, I am liberal. I don't have a problem with that at all. Some of my best friends are...
  • Trump in 2008: Hillary Clinton would make a "great" president

    12/30/2015 10:39:46 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 78 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 29 Dec 15 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump wrote in a blog post during the 2008 presidential campaign that Hillary Clinton would make a "great" president or vice president. Buzzfeed unearthed an archived webpage of the blog post posted on www.trumpuniversity.com from March 2008 when he said the Democratic presidential nomination was still far from decided. "Hillary Clinton said she'd consider naming Barack Obama as her vice-president when she gets the nomination, but she's nowhere near a shoo-in. For his part, Obama said he's just focused on winning the nomination, although at least one member of his team said Clinton would make a good vice-president. (I...
  • Donald Trump Once Blogged That Hillary Clinton Would Make A Great President

    12/29/2015 10:18:40 PM PST · by TBP · 74 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | December 29, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Less than a decade ago, Donald Trump could be spotted on TV or in print gushing over Hillary Clinton. He publicly praised her health care plan (it had an individual mandate). He said he liked Clinton and her husband “very much.” He said she would do a good job negotiating with Iran. During the heat of the 2008 campaign, Trump took to his own blog to praise Clinton, writing that she’d make a great president. “Hillary Clinton said she’d consider naming Barack Obama as her vice-president when she gets the nomination, but she’s nowhere near a shoo-in,” wrote The Donald...
  • Trump once wrote Hillary Clinton would be 'great president'

    12/29/2015 1:00:46 PM PST · by presidio9 · 131 replies
    Lisa Hagen ^ | December 29, 2015
    Donald Trump praised Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, saying that she would make a "great president." BuzzFeed News unearthed the comments, made in a 2008 blog post. "Hillary Clinton said she'd consider naming Barack Obama as her vice-president when she gets the nomination, but she’s nowhere near a shoo-in," the real estate mogul wrote about the tight 2008 Democratic primary between Clinton and then-Illinois Sen. Obama. "For his part, Obama said he’s just focused on winning the nomination, although at least one member of his team said Clinton would make a good vice-president. (I know Hillary and...
  • Donald Trump was for the Clintons before he was against them

    12/29/2015 2:39:24 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 131 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/29/15 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton took a seat in the front pew at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, one of 450 guests on the balmy Saturday night in January 2005 when Donald Trump tied the knot with Melania Knauss, his third (and current) wife. At the reception that followed, Bill Clinton joined his wife, the former first lady who was then serving Trump's home state of New York in the Senate. Trump now says Clinton had "no choice" but to attend his wedding because he donated money to her campaign. And he's viciously attacking his potential rival for the...
  • Is America On the Brink of a Civil War?

    12/26/2015 4:19:00 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 97 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/24/2015 | Marc Slavo
    (Watch video at link) could happen at any time. At least that's what many experts think. There are gross violations of the Constitution and the rights of the people at every turn. It is a daily staple of the news cycle. There have been potential flashpoints on the scale of Lexington Green (which started the American revolution in 1775) over and over again. And people have never been so divided at any time in the collective memory. Between threats of gun confiscation at the federal level, and repeated incidences of SWAT teams and military-like police forces abusing their power against...
  • The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of Patent Trolling

    12/18/2015 8:41:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 17, 2015 | Sean Trainor
    On this date in 1903, brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright made what many consider the world's first successful heavier-than-air flight. The flight catapulted the brothers and their machine, the Wright Flyer, into history books. It also propelled them, over the decade to come, into courtrooms throughout Europe and North America. In the courts, the Wright brothers waged a prolonged, embarrassing and largely unsuccessful battle against other early aviators over who owned the aeronautical principles that made flight possible. Citing a 1906 patent for their flying machine, the Wrights claimed these principles as their own and charged their competitors with intellectual...
  • Trump is in big trouble in Iowa

    12/20/2015 12:03:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 19, 2015 | Ed Straker
    The two key ingredients to winning a primary are voter enthusiasm and a get-out-the-vote operation. In a caucus, the organization is even more important. You have to identify people in advance who will agree to go to caucuses, which is much, much more involved and time-consuming than simply voting. It can be a process that goes on for some time, and only committed caucus-goers will go in for that. That's why to be serious, you need an organization in every district and committed people you know by name who are going to show up. Ted Cruz has that in Iowa....
  • To the conservatives in Paul Ryan's District: VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT!

    12/16/2015 4:19:18 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 68 replies
    The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. Mitch McConnell is safely ensconced in the Senate Majority Leader position, for the Establishment and its donors went all out in 2014 to protect him. And we know the Establishment and its donors will do the same to protect Paul Ryan. They will work to destroy anybody to dares to run against him in a primary. And then they will just say "too bad, republicans, it's Ryan or the democrat." Therefore, the conservatives in Paul Ryan's district can do the nation a service by voting against him in November of...
  • Imagine If Donald Trump Ran As A Democrat - It's Not Too Hard To Do

    12/14/2015 12:12:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 325 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 14, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Imagine for a moment if Donald Trump made the decision to run for president as a Democrat instead of as a Republican. As Trump-mania continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary, it's not hard to envision an alternate reality - one where the real estate billionaire is taking the country by storm as a Democrat. In many ways, it would have been easier for Trump to enter the Democratic primary than the Republican primary. Trump was registered as a Democrat from 2001 to 2009 and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid...
  • How to Break the Wall Street to Washington Merry-Go-Round

    12/11/2015 3:35:48 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 10 December 2015 | Pedro Nicolaci da CostaPedro Nicolaci da Costa
    The revolving door between the big banks and the Federal Reserve isn't just unseemly — it's a time bomb. Here's how to fix it. Fed Governor Jerome Powell also worked in finance, if not banking. He spent his career in private equity, an industry that uses debt financing to buy, restructure, and then sell firms. Powell worked at Carlyle Group, where he amassed the largest personal fortune of any current Fed official, amounting to tens of millions of dollars. It’s not that bankers and other financiers are not qualified to be central bankers. An understanding of finance is important to...
  • How Ancient Rome Killed Democracy

    12/10/2015 4:13:10 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2015
    It didn’t take all that much to tip a great civilization into the shackles of empire. Rome holds a special place in the popular imagination. Cast as a culture steeped in myth, with values reminiscent of our own, it is often treated as the forebearer of our own political system, an ancestral democracy that provides a republican link between the present and the ancient past. From architecture to literature to political system, Rome is where it all began. But in his latest book, Richard Alston wants us all to think a little more critically about our beloved Rome. Alston is...
  • Donald Trump to GOP establishment: Just try me

    12/09/2015 5:38:14 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 260 replies
    A new poll indicates that 68% of my supporters would vote for me if I departed the GOP & ran as an independent. https://t.co/ztP5d2ctZl — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2015
  • The truth about biofuels: Reality bites

    12/07/2015 3:18:05 PM PST · by McGruff · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2015 | John M. DeCicco
    On November 30, as the Paris international climate conference was getting underway, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a long-overdue update of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements. Originally established in 2005 and then greatly expanded by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, the RFS mandates increasing use of ethanol, biodiesel and other biofuels in America's cars and trucks. Two things were notable. For the first time, EPA set the overall mandate at levels significantly lower than targets Congress called for in 2007. Second, raising the hackles of the biofuel lobby, the Obama administration omitted the RFS...
  • Merkel Deputy Lashes Out At Saudi Funding Of Militant Mosques

    12/07/2015 8:09:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (pictured) urged Saudi Arabia on Sunday to stop supporting religious radicals amid growing concern among some lawmakers in Berlin about the funding of militant mosques by the world's biggest oil exporter. The unusual criticism of the Gulf state follows a report by Germany's foreign intelligence agency which suggested that Saudi foreign policy was becoming more "impulsive". The German government rebuked the BND agency for making such suggestions about Saudi Arabia, an important business partner which is involved in international talks to find a political solution to the Syria crisis. "We need Saudia...
  • Revealed: How Britons welcomed black soldiers during WWII, fought alongside them against racist GIs

    12/06/2015 5:02:49 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 103 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6 Dec 2015 | Patrick Sawer
    This was no ordinary Saturday night punch-up outside a pub. At the height of World War Two, with the country gripped in a life or death fight for freedom against fascism and dictatorship, dozens of local drinkers fought alongside black soldiers against white Military Police officers harassing them outside a Lancashire pub. It was just one extraordinary example of the active support shown by ordinary Britons for the thousands of black American troops stationed amongst them during the war - in stark contrast to the vicious racist abuse they received from their fellow countrymen.
  • Ben Carson Sides With Planned Parenthood, 'Hateful Rhetoric' Played Role In CO. Shootings (VIDEO)

    11/30/2015 12:58:33 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 60 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 11/29/2015 | Joe Newby
    While appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson seemed to swallow Planned Parenthood talking points and claimed that "hateful rhetoric" played a role in the Colorado Springs shooting. Odd, Carson is sounding just like the folks at Planned Parenthood trying to foment hate and violence against those who oppose abortion: