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  • Open thread: Obama to deliver statement at 6:45 ET feigning interest in border crisis

    07/09/2014 3:19:39 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 157 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 9, 2014 | AllahPundit
    He’s busy with fundraisers today and probably bowling or miniature golf or something, but he’s going to squeeze in a few brief remarks on why he’s not much interested in summarily deporting the hundreds of thousands of illegals who are on their way from Central America. You ready? The long-awaited tarmac handshake with Perry is already on the books:
  • Michael Savage: Rand Paul looks more and more like a Democrat

    06/28/2014 2:57:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    In hopes of avoiding Chris McDaniel’s fate, Rand Paul has worked tirelessly to shed his image as a fringe, right-wing ideologue. (SNIP) "Every day, the guy looks more and more like a Democrat. Every speech he gives, ‘Republicans are too quick to wanna fight…’. Every day, Rand Paul is showing himself to be the shrimpboat that I always knew he was." I never trusted him. I liked his father better than him.
  • Feds advertised for escort services for unaccompanied alien children in January

    06/19/2014 10:21:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 19, 2014
    If you think this sudden flood of illegal immigrant children is spontaneous, think again. According to a “help wanted” Request For Information (RFI) posted on FedBizOpps.gov, the feds were looking for vendors to help escort unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in JANUARY of this year. The specific vendor requirements state: ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including...
  • Would you vote for Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton for president?

    05/16/2014 1:20:15 PM PDT · by ncfool · 156 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | 5-16-2014 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Who would you vote for in 2016 St. Louis Journal Business Journal poll....
  • Poll: GOP presidential race wide open; Hillary Clinton leads Jeb Bush in theoretical matchup

    04/30/2014 11:40:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/30/2014 | By Philip Rucker and Scott Clement
    The 2016 Republican presidential nominating battle is shaping up as the most wide-open in a generation, with a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showing five prospective candidates within four percentage points of one another at the top and a half-dozen more in the mix. The picture is very different on the Democratic side, where former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton is the clear front-runner. In a hypothetical matchup, Clinton leads former Florida governor Jeb Bush — seen by many GOP establishment figures as the party’s strongest general-election candidate — 53 percent to 41 percent. Clinton’s commanding position is fueled...
  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    04/10/2014 8:15:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/10/2014 | BY DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to form cross-chamber partnerships to further those endeavors. But this particular partnership is notable given the high-profile nature of health care reform and that Rubio, Florida's junior senator, and Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman from Wisconsin, are both considered possible contenders for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Aides to Rubio and...
  • Boehner to attend Ritz Carlton event for anti-tea party group

    03/28/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 103 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/28/14 | Patrick Howley
    Republican House Speaker John Boehner will spend next weekend at a Ritz Carlton event hosted by an anti-tea party group devoted to fighting conservatives within the GOP. Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will be among 28 House members attending a $5,000-a-head event hosted by The Republican Main Street Partnership’s advocacy group, Red State reported. Donations will reportedly go to the anti-tea party super PAC Defending Main Street, which by February had received most of its funding from labor unions. The event will be hosted at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Nassau County, Florida. The Republican Main...
  • Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton Talk Education ‘Globalization’ in Texas (Uniparty!)

    03/25/2014 12:24:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/25/14 | Merrill Hope
    IRVING, TEXAS--Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were in Dallas on Monday for the inaugural Globalization of Higher Education Conference. Bush and Clinton spoke separately at the private event co-organized by Bush. According to the Associated Press (AP), the event offered a bipartisan twist for the nation's two dominant political families. Both spoke on education policy and the need to make higher education affordable and accessible across the globe. Both also were reported as chatting briefly off stage. According to AP, Bush said in his speech, "Higher education in America has a growing...
  • John Boehner Boasts How He'll Cruise to Re-Election, Ram Amnesty Thru, and Won't Repeal Obamacare

    03/05/2014 3:56:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    For some reason Gee Oh Pee 'leader' John Boehner decided to tell the truth to his the local (Cincinatti Enquirer) newspaper back home in his OH-8 district -in contrast to the tripe he usually feeds the rest of us.   And that truth is just as bad as any contstitutionally-aware patriot may have imagined: not only is he detached and arrogant -laughing off serious primary challenges from J.D. Winteregg and saying the floor vote for Speaker "won't even be close"- but came right out and told them he won't be putting any effort into repealing Obamacare. Rather, AMNESTY for illegal aliens is his top priority-  "get it...
  • Cruz Aims at His Own Side — Again: He may be doing more damage to the GOP than are the Democrats

    02/21/2014 1:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 21, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) may be the brightest light to adorn the Republican party in many years. He knows how to make the case for conservative ideas, pointing, for example, to the contrasting fates of Detroit and Houston to illustrate the superiority of conservative policies. So it’s particularly galling to see that rather than train his fire at Obama and the liberal machine that cocoons him, Cruz has become a one-man wrecking ball against Republicans. His most recent foray into sabotaging his colleagues concerned the debt-limit increase. Because Speaker Boehner sent over a “clean” debt-limit bill, Republican senators had...
  • Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender

    01/09/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. Reporters asked Boehner about Christie's problems on Thursday, even as the governor was holding a news conference in Trenton, N.J.
  • America Is One Step Closer to a One-Party Tyranny

    11/25/2013 3:20:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2013 | Richard Winchester
    November 21, 2013, may be another date that will live in infamy. Instead of conventional bombs and aerial torpedoes exploding at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the "nuclear option" went off in the U.S. Senate at Washington, D.C. By a 52-48 vote, the Senate voted to change the institution's regulations related to the filibuster, thereby emasculating a political minority's ability to thwart, or at least delay, majoritarian dictatorship. A Senate minority can no longer thwart the president's nominations of judges to lesser federal courts or of executive department officials. Although the filibuster can still be used in cases of nominations for the...
  • Jeb Bush could enter presidential contest if Christie falters, report says

    11/14/2013 4:36:07 PM PST · by ClaytonP · 35 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother and son of the former presidents Bush, is considering a run for president, but only if Gov. Chris Christie fails to gain nationwide traction, Politico reports this morning.
  • A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

    10/27/2013 5:45:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2013 | By Evan Halper
    WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car. The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America's major roads.
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • Was the Point Republicans Made in the Shutdown Worth the Price?

    10/17/2013 2:47:59 AM PDT · by lbryce · 74 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 16, 2013 | Gerald F. Seib
    The Republican Party's tea-party adherents believe they made an important point by setting in motion the events that led to this month's government shutdown, ill-fated though that shutdown might have been. The question they and the rest of their party now are left to ponder is this: Was the price paid worth the point made? That question, in fact, now lies at the heart of what figures to be a full-fledged struggle over the soul of the party, and over who really leads it.
  • Peter King's new goal: Take down Ted Cruz

    10/15/2013 10:37:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies
    WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2013 AT 12:15 PM | ASHE SCHOW
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is no fan of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The New York congressman made it clear on Monday’s "Morning Joe" that he will work to stop Cruz and his allies in their tracks. “I’ve been speaking out against Ted Cruz and this whole crazy movement since it started,” King told MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. King also said he thought that “there’s no doubt that the Democrats are winning,” and that President Obama needed to play “a more aggressive role” in the negotiations to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling. King also warned that Cruz and...
  • Fox News will implode; VFTB at the Prophecy Summit: Joseph Farah

    10/11/2013 10:13:37 AM PDT · by Duke of Milan · 50 replies
    View From The Bunker podcast ^ | 10/10/2013 | Derek Gilbert
    Fox News will implode; VFTB at the Prophecy Summit: Joseph Farah Joseph Farah speaking about a TV program project that is being planned says from 14:32 through 15:55 in the interview: “I have to tell you…this may be a little controversial, but I believe, a lot of people look at Fox News as, you know, their alternative choice for tv and I think Fox has a lot of limitations and I am not particularly excited about it but one thing I do know is that whatever it is doing well right now it is not going to continue doing well...
  • After Shutdown: Administration Gives $445,000,000 to Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    10/04/2013 9:25:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/3/2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - On the first day of the “shutdown” of the federal government, when members of the U.S. Senate were going to the well of their house to point out that the shutdown would prevent the National Institutes of Health from starting clinical trials for cancer patients and others facing possibly terminal illnesses, the administration was giving $445,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the Daily Treasury Statement. That means PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio and Sesame Street got a taxpayer subsidy during the shutdown, but not would-be cancer patients at the NIH. The $445 million the Treasury...
  • Sen. Coburn: Cruz’s ploy was dishonest (RINO CDS continues)

    09/26/2013 6:10:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 9/26/13 | Jane C. Timm
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn criticized Texas’ Sen. Ted Cruz for misleading the American people over Obamacare. “To create the impression that we can actually defund Obamacare, when the only thing we control, and barely, is the House of Representatives, is not intellectually honest,” Coburn said on Thursday’s Morning Joe.
  • My heart-felt RANT to Barack Obama, aka Barry Soetoro

    09/19/2013 7:00:15 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 37 replies
    Self ^ | September 19, 2013 | Jeff Head
    Why don't you just STHU regarding your pathetic attacks on conservatives, Barry? You are a maggot, a bottom feeding scum, who has not one ounce of true patriotism running through whatever those are masquerading as blood veins in your body. You are an effeminate metro-sexual wimp and wuss, who can only scheme of ways to stick daggers in the backs of real Americans who are your betters or try to find other weasily, mealy mouthed ways to bring them down. You’re neither black nor white and you certainly are not American. You stand for and support everything that is the...
  • This Is Why Most Military Personnel Aren’t Armed on Military Bases — and It’s Not Clinton’s Fault

    09/17/2013 3:03:33 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 65 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    <p>Monday’s deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has renewed interest in why most military personnel are forbidden from carrying firearms on military bases. In the aftermath, some have pointed fingers at former President Bill Clinton, but is he really to blame?</p> <p>Not according to what we found.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Is Making Life Miserable For House Republicans

    09/17/2013 8:57:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 148 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | By JOSH BARRO
    For the last few weeks, House Speaker John Boehner has been trying to find a way to convince his caucus to vote for a bill that keeps the government open after Sept. 30 without picking a fight over Obamacare. But a minority of his caucus has been insisting on defunding Obamacare, egged on by outside conservative groups and a handful of far-right Republican Senators, most importantly Ted Cruz (Texas). This has been pretty annoying for a lot of House Republican members and staff. Jonathan Strong and Andrew Stiles of National Review got an anecdote out of a closed Republican Study...
  • Boehner and Menendez react to Putin’s op-ed: “I was insulted,” “I almost wanted to vomit”

    09/12/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/12/2013
    Via the Free Beacon and the Corner. No surprise that two of O’s few Syria allies in Congress would be outraged on his behalf by Putin’s latest humiliation, but honestly, I’ve been against striking Syria all along and I was irritated by the op-ed too. Makes me wonder how many doves on the Hill are starting to chafe at the obvious enjoyment the Kremlin and its client are taking in embarrassing the White House, notwithstanding the fact that our president spent a full year moronically bumbling his way into this mess. You may hate having Ryan Leaf at quarterback, but...
  • Syria: Matt Drudge is right. Pro-war Republicans risk becoming a big government party

    09/06/2013 3:59:34 AM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 4th, 2013 | Tim Stanley
    Well, we always knew the Democrat leadership would fall in behind the Prez on Syria – and Nancy Pelosi led the pack. Speaking yesterday she made the standard humanitarian case for intervention but then added her own cute spin. Nancy told us that she asked her 5-year old grandson if he thought America should go to war. “No!” he replied, so she gave him a lesson in the importance of deterring the use of chemical weapons. There are two things to take away from that surreal anecdote. A) Nancy discusses foreign policy with 5-year olds. B) They know more about...
  • McCain opposes Syria strike resolution

    09/04/2013 8:04:01 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/4/12 | ap/foxnews
    McCain, who has long favored stepped-up U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war, said he opposes the resolution crafted by fellow Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Bob Corker of Tennessee. The resolution puts a 90-day limit on action and says no American troops can be sent to Syria. McCain reportedly wants more than cruise missile strikes and "limited" action; he wants to tilt the direction of the civil war. He has, though, said he doesn't want combat troops on the ground in Syria.
  • McCain Urges Lawmakers to Back Obama’s Plan for Syria

    09/02/2013 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 2, 2013 | JACKIE CALMES, MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITT
    The White House pushed forward aggressively on Monday for Congressional approval of an attack on Syria as President Obama got tentative support from one of his most hawkish Republican critics, Senator John McCain of Arizona, for a “limited” strike — as long, Mr. McCain said, as the president did more to arm the Syrian opposition. After an hourlong meeting with Mr. Obama at the White House, Mr. McCain emerged with Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, to say that the two senators’ discussions with Mr. Obama in the Oval Office had been “encouraging.” He also urged Congress to support...
  • Pentagon Can’t Afford Syria Operation; Must Seek Additional Funds

    08/30/2013 3:55:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 30, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    The U.S. military, struggling after defense cuts of tens of billions of dollars, will be unable to pay for attacks on Syria from current operating funds and must seek additional money from Congress, according to congressional aides.
  • NOT A REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC: Police Barricade McCain-Flake "Public" Meeting on Amnesty

    08/28/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies
    director blue ^ | August 27, 2013 | Doug Ross
    As Mark Levin has consistently observed, we no longer live in a Constitutional Republic. Our representatives do not represent us. They pass laws they haven't read. And they consistently operate without the consent of the governed. We have what the brilliantly prescient Alexis de Tocqueville called "democratic despotism", exemplified perfectly by a "public meeting" with U.S. senators at which the public was not welcome. As senators representing a border state, one would think that Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake would be strong proponents for demanding legal immigration as well as for securing our borders. Instead, they have been...
  • Pentagon awards US$7 billion of solar contracts

    08/28/2013 10:41:01 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    pv-tech.org ^ | 28 August 2013 | By John Parnell
    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded US$7 billion of contracts to 22 companies for the right to develop and sell solar energy to the US Army. The winning companies include Gehrlicher US, Siemens and Sunpower. Once projects are developed it is understood winning companies will bid against eachother to supply solar power with the remainder of the ring-fenced US$7 billion available for purchasing. The “multiple-vendor, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, non-option, non-multi-year contracts” are specifically to be used for solar power. The projects will be developed on land owned or under the jurisdiction of the DoD.
  • Michael Savage: Rush Limbaugh is a “water-carrying, fat fraud” (jealous rant)

    08/01/2013 3:06:11 PM PDT · by hamboy · 87 replies
    @mofopolitics ^ | August 1, 2013 | @mofopolitics
    Michael Savage: Rush Limbaugh is a “water-carrying, fat fraud”??? Savage took a brief respite from discussing deli meats and meatball recipes Wednesday to address the important issues of the day… Democrat bad! Republican good! All Rush Limbaugh does day in and day out. … Water-carriers! Frauds!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO4xNU5LdXo
  • Why Barack Obama should be impeached for dismantling the very Constitution he swore to defend.

    07/30/2013 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-30-13 | Vince
    We all know that Barack Obama was a Constitutional Law professor at the University of Chicago. He spent more than a decade lecturing on what is possibly the greatest document ever written by men. Later, when elected to the Senate and then the White House he swore to defend that same Constitution. Despite all of that, one has to wonder, does Barack Obama not actually understand the document he has spent a quarter century studying, teaching and “defending” or is he some kind of self directed progressive Manchurian Candidate? Whichever is the case, one thing is unassailable, Barack Obama is...
  • McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama

    07/29/2013 4:19:36 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 116 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 7/29/2013 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON - There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe the tensions. No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain went from bitter rivals in the 2008 presidential campaign and foes over health care and national security to bipartisan partners. Yet in recent months, an alignment on high-profile domestic issues - not to mention an eye on their respective legacies - has transformed Obama and McCain into Washington's most unexpected odd couple. The Arizona senator is a regular visitor to the West Wing and in near-daily contact with senior White House officials....
  • Is Fox News Serious Right Now?

    07/22/2013 3:52:52 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 80 replies
    Fox News | 7-22-2013
    Fox News just introduced that they have hired major community organizer Progressive Marxist Sally Kohn as a Fox News Contributor? If you are not familiar with her....she is left of Rachel Maddow with the same hair and voice. She is on the All Star Panel right now....this is pure insanity.
  • Boehner: 'Vast majority' of House GOP wants to act on immigration (shortened title)

    07/12/2013 8:34:40 PM PDT · by South40 · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 11, 2013 | Chris Moody
    Boehner: 'Vast majority' of House GOP wants to act on immigration; Pelosi points to support from 'Bible folks' After months of being told to hurry up on immigration, it's time to wait. House Republicans said they plan to act, but not in haste, after huddling in a closed-door meeting to discuss how to proceed on an immigration bill. While the chamber intends to proceed on immigration, Speaker John Boehner reiterated on Thursday that the House would not take up the Senate immigration bill that passed last month with bipartisan support. Several House Republicans offered their perspectives on the issue during...
  • I Can No Longer Tolerate Rush Limbaugh Misrepresenting Medicare

    07/09/2013 11:15:43 AM PDT · by Bob Ireland · 308 replies
    self post | July 9, 2013 | Bob Ireland
    For some years I have listened to Rush Limbaugh, and heard him picture Medicare recipients as some sort of ungrateful leaches sucking off of the public dole. He characterizes them as resisting having to pay a dime for their medical coverage. Being a fan of Rush, I have tolerated this misguidance on his part and sent him e-mails [I am 24-7 member] trying to save him from being caught in a 'lie'. He has never responded to these e-mails - for whatever reason. Then yesterday - Monday - he mentioned a story about the Congress considering a bill to make...
  • DNI Clapper Won’t Resign Over Misleading Congress on NSA Surveillance

    07/09/2013 8:18:21 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 9, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has no plans to resign following disclosures to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he misled Congress on widespread National Security Agency electronic surveillance of Americans. “DNI Clapper explained his response in the letter to Chairman [Dianne] Feinstein [(D., Calif.)] and apologized for the misunderstanding,” said Michael Birmingham, spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Clapper “values the decades-long stellar relationship he has with Congress and remains focused on leading the intelligence community,” Birmingham told the Free Beacon in a statement Monday.
  • Conservative group to launch ad supporting Senate immigration bill (GOP Amnesty Conference is 7/10)

    07/08/2013 6:56:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/7/13 | Lisa Mascaro
    As an overhaul of immigration laws shifts to the House, a right-leaning group is launching a new television ad campaign Monday that will call on House lawmakers -- and, implicitly, resistant Republicans -- to support the Senate-passed “border surge” as part of “conservative immigration reform." The ad seeks to influence rank-and-file lawmakers as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) convenes Republicans behind closed doors to assess how the GOP majority will respond to the bipartisan Senate bill.
  • Bush to GOP: Give Immigration a Chance

    07/07/2013 1:42:33 PM PDT · by South40 · 155 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/7/2013 | Connor Simpson
    Former President George W. Bush wants Republicans to consider immigration on its own merits, not just as a party saving piece of legislation, he said during an interview on ABC's This Week. "Sometimes, it takes time for some of these complex issues to evolve. And it looks like immigration, you know, has a chance to pass," Bush said.
  • Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

    06/30/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    RT ^ | June 29, 2013
    The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, Greenwald outlined the capabilities of the NSA to store every single call while having“the capability to listen to them at any time,” while speaking via Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, on Friday. Greenwald was the...
  • Hillary Gets 'Liberty Medal' After Lying About Benghazi

    06/28/2013 11:33:40 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2013 | Ann Kane
    Tell me, Governor Bush, what does Ambassador Stevens get for making the ultimate sacrifice? How about Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty? Will the families of the dead be present for Hillary's award? I am sure they will have a few words about Hillary's skill, courage, and dedication in supporting those who serve our country and put their lives on the line. Since when does letting Americans die and then lying about it deserve a medal? In the cesspool where corrupt politicians like Hillary and Jeb hang out, the more you mess up, the more you get rewarded! Recently,...
  • Jeb Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton

    06/27/2013 1:13:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2013 | Emily Goodin
    Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal this fall in Philadelphia. It could be an awkward encounter for the two, both of whom are mentioned as 2016 presidential nominees for their respective parties. Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, is chairman of the National Constitution Center, which is giving Clinton the award in honor of her career in public service and her advocacy efforts on behalf of women. The former secretary of State is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the next presidential election, but has made no political moves since leaving the...
  • JEB BUSH VERSUS THE “CHIRPERS” (Dismisses grassroots conservatives...)

    06/18/2013 11:30:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/18/13 | John Hayward
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is still nursing presidential aspirations, despite Republican unease about the “comprehensive immigration reform” he whole-heartedly supports, after losing an argument with himself and immediately backpedaling from a book he had only just published. Bush chose to deal with this unease by attacking the uneasy, referring to them as “chirpers” in a CBN interview following his appearance before the Faith and Freedom Coalition. ”I will be able to, I think, manage my way through all the ‘chirpers’ out there,” he said, apparently playing off Senator John McCain’s reference to his conservative colleagues Ted Cruz, Rand Paul,...
  • Jailed Qwest CEO claimed that NSA retaliated because he wouldn’t participate in spy program

    06/16/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 13, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    While National Security Agency’s harvesting of telephone data is often defended as a necessary component of post-9/11 national security, old court documents claim the spy agency was putting such a program into place months before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In court papers filed during his 2007 insider trading trial, former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio claimed that Denver-based Qwest was denied lucrative NSA contracts he believed to be worth $50-$100 million, after Nacchio refused to involve Qwest in a secret NSA program that he thought would be illegal. Subsequent reporting at the time revealed that it was a domestic...
  • Jeb Bush, arguing for immigration reform, says immigrants 'more fertile'

    06/14/2013 9:09:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/14/13 | CNN Political Unit
    Making an argument for overhauling the nation's immigration system Friday to a crowd of conservative activists, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush claimed immigrants were "more fertile" and thus a great benefit to American society. His remark appeared to be an inarticulate reference to immigrants' fertility rates, which data show are higher than native-born Americans. "Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years. Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity,"
  • Distractions aside, Jeb Bush speech stood out as sober, serious (Fertile immigrant amnesty alert)

    06/14/2013 10:02:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/14/14 | Domenico Montanaro
    Republicans considering running for president over the past six years have been delivering red meat to the base at conservative confabs. But Jeb Bush Friday did not fit the mold. The former Florida governor, mulling a 2016 bid, followed the retiring firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) at the Faith and Freedom Coalition. But while Bachmann and the other speakers here, including Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) -- the 2012 vice-presidential nominee -- treaded familiar turf by railing against government and President Barack Obama, Bush didn’t go there. “I won’t be pointing out the failures of the Obama administration,” Bush said to...
  • Marco Rubio, John Boehner meet on immigration

    06/14/2013 10:09:45 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 18 replies
    Not much is truly known about where House Speaker John Boehner stands on immigration reform. He says he wants it done, but has barely waded into the policy. But in a closed meeting with his closest Capitol Hill allies — a group informally known as Team Boehner — he’s giving more clues. Rubio talked about the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill, according to sources familiar with the meeting. Boehner didn’t heavily weigh in on the legislation, but the fact that he would welcome Rubio in to talk about the bill. shows that the speaker is actively gaming out the...
  • George W. Bush back in favor? His ratings make a surprising jump

    06/13/2013 8:09:49 AM PDT · by max americana · 12 replies
    YAHOO/Christian Science Monitor ^ | JULY 13, 2013 | Chelsea B. Sheasley
    Former president George W. Bush’s popularity is ticking up. For the first time since 2005, Americans’ opinions of him are more positive than negative. A Gallup poll released Wednesday found 49 percent of Americans view him favorably and 46 percent unfavorably. Mr. Bush has chosen to remain largely out of the public eye since leaving the White House. He told CNN last year that “Eight years was awesome, and I was famous and I was powerful but I have no desire for fame and power any more.” When Bush left office in January 2009, he had a 40 percent favorable...
  • Wake Up! (Republican Elite Pushing Immigration Bill)

    06/11/2013 9:36:48 AM PDT · by mojito · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/11/2013 | Mickey Kaus
    In 2007, John McCain’s “comprehensive” immigrant-legalization bill failed after opponents flooded the Senate with calls, shutting down the switchboard. Despite considerable press hype, the bill didn’t even muster a majority on the crucial cloture vote. It won’t be that easy this time. For one thing, they have a better switchboard, I’m told. For another, the Republican consultants–e.g. Gillespie, Rove–who helped Mitt Romney lose the 2012 election have taken their own failure as an excuse to push what they’ve wanted all along–a business-pleasing immigration policy guaranteeing a supply of inexpensive labor from abroad and a stream of campaign donations to pay...
  • Documents Reveal DHS Abandoned Illegal Alien Background Checks to Meet Amnesty Requests

    06/12/2013 10:42:47 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 11, 2013
    Documents Reveal that ‘Dreamers’ Order Opened Door to Relatives of Illegal Immigrants, “Inundating” Border Towns with Petitions for AdmissionJudicial Watch announced today that documents obtained recently through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) abandoned required background checks late last year, adopting, instead, costly “lean and lite” procedures in effort to keep up with the flood of amnesty applications spurred by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) directive, which grants illegal aliens a two-year deferment from deportation. Acting on a tip from a whistleblower...