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  • The Bigger They Are . . . : Why Hillary is vulnerable in 2016

    04/19/2014 10:25:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Hillary Clinton may end up deciding that she wants to spend the 935 days until Election 2016 making corporate speeches and spoiling her grandchild. Recent events have exposed weaknesses in Clinton’s supposedly impregnable armor, gaps through which a Democratic or Republican challenger could damage, perhaps even defeat her. The bad headlines to which she has been subjected are enough to make anyone — anyone who isn’t a Clinton — think twice about running for president. Look at the polls. This week’s Fox News poll has Clinton’s favorable rating at its lowest point in six years. She is at 49 percent...
  • 2016 PRESIDENTIAL DARK HORSES — A LOOK AT JOHN KASICH AND MIKE PENCE

    04/18/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 18, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    After the 1848 revolution in France, the slogan of the non-socialist revolutionaries, lifted from a speech by Lamartine, became “the tricolor [flag] has gone around the world; the red flag [of socialism] has only gone around the Champs-de-Mars [a large park on the Left Bank of Paris].” ...................................................... John Kasich and Mike Pence, both governors of substantial Midwestern states, have been around the track many times. Both served with distinction in Congress. Kasich was a congressman from 1981 until 2001. He was a key player during the heady Gingrich days during which he became Chairman of the House Budget Committee.
  • Why not Gov. Mike Pence in 2016?

    04/17/2014 7:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    If you’re wondering why this otherwise prosaic Bloomberg piece about Pence’s national future begins with a mention of the Koch brothers, it’s probably because the guy who wrote it worked for Paul Sarbanes and, briefly, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz before resuming his career as an impartial reporter.But never mind that. Is Pence the dark horse? “I have no doubt that he would make a great president,” said Steven Chancellor, the chief executive officer of Evansville, Indiana-based American Patriot Group, the parent of a company that makes ready-to-eat rations for the Pentagon. “He certainly distinguished himself in the House” and is “off...
  • Don't fear the dynasty: Clinton vs. Bush would not doom democracy

    04/09/2014 6:35:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | 04/09/2014 | Bill Scher
    O ver the weekend, Jeb Bush cracked open the door to a possible 2016 run, which has already sparked a round of moaning that American democracy is being bigfooted by political dynasties. A contest against Hillary Clinton would mean that either a Bush or a Clinton has been on nearly every presidential ticket since 1980, and even Barbara Bush has lamented that we can't seem to find anyone from any other family to run for president. In Politico, Larry Sabato argued that eight more years under a Clinton or Bush would make America "monarchial," and undercut our ability to promote...
  • Will Hillary voters hand the GOP nomination to Rand Paul? (Operation Chaos)

    04/09/2014 2:16:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2014 | AllahPundit
    A fiendishly clever theory from Peter Beinart. Remember “Operation Chaos”? That was Rush Limbaugh’s plan to have GOP voters wreak havoc on the Democratic nominating process in 2008. With McCain’s nomination already all but assured and Obama clinging to an apparently insurmountable lead over Hillary, Rush encouraged Republicans in states with open primaries (i.e. states where you don’t have to be registered as a party member to vote in that party’s primary) to cross over and vote for Hillary in the Democratic primary instead. The idea was to drag the primary process out for Democrats as long as possible, forcing...
  • Networks Refused Prime-Time Slot for President’s Obamacare Speech

    04/05/2014 6:43:40 PM PDT · by progunner · 19 replies
    Tea Party ^ | Apr. 5, 2014 | Newsmax
    The White House asked major TV networks for a prime-time slot for President Barack Obama’s Tuesday speech proclaiming Obamacare had reached its 7.1 million enrollment milestone, but network officials rebuffed the request. Citing three sources familiar with the request, Buzzfeed reports that the broadcasters refused to make any accommodation, leaving Obama to host his address in the Rose Garden during the day while daytime talk shows were airing.
  • Coulter: Mitt Romney in 2016; "Cruz A Disaster On Illegal Immigration"

    04/05/2014 5:08:15 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 344 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/3/2014 | Staff
    HOWIE CARR, HOST: Who are you for, for president right now, Ann? ANN COULTER: Well, don't tell him but I'm planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and water until he agrees to run again. CARR: You're kidding? COULTER: No. CARR: You really want him to run again? COULTER: Yeah, I think he was a fantastic candidate. As I've told you before, he would have won by a larger landslide than Ronald Reagan did in 1980 without Teddy Kennedy's immigration bill. And it's basically impossible...
  • Poll: Elizabeth Warren is the ‘hottest’ candidate for 2016

    04/03/2014 6:34:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/03/2014 | Tal Kopan
    If the 2016 presidential race were a game of “hot or not,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren would be winning with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton close behind, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would be losing ground, according to a new poll. When Americans were asked to give prominent politicians a score, zero to 100, of how “warm,” or favorable, they feel toward that person, the Massachusetts Democratic senator was the highest-rated of the bunch with a “temperature” of 48.6, according to a Quinnipiac poll out Thursday. Clinton was in second place at 47.8, Republican Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan followed...
  • Two new polls show growing momentum for Huckabee

    04/03/2014 12:12:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s start off with the caveat that 2016 polls at this point share something in common with John Nance Garner’s view of the Vice Presidency — “not worth a bucket of warm piss,” although it’s often used with “spit” as a euphemism. Had we taken polls seriously in early 2006, the nominees in 2008 would have been Hillary Clinton and, er … John McCain. Still, we haven’t even seen a partial roster of people actually aiming for the nod, and yet Mike Huckabee — who came in second or third in 2008, depending how one counts — seems to be...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Will Win in 2016

    04/02/2014 9:29:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/02/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., presented his 2015 budget proposal. The Senate Democrats did not provide any such proposal; President Barack Obama's proposal posited an unending federal deficit and massive tax increases. Ryan's proposal, by contrast, lowered the rate of increase of spending moderately (by $5.1 trillion over the next decade), struck Obamacare from the rolls, and suggested revamps to Social Security and Medicare. This was possibly the dumbest thing Ryan could have done. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., immediately jumped on the budget proposal, suggesting that Ryan's budget came from "Kochtopia," and that it...
  • Bobby Jindal, with an eye on 2016, to unveil plan to replace Obama health-care law

    04/02/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | By Robert Costa and Amy Goldstein
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a plan to repeal and replace President Obama’s health-care law, an effort by the Republican to insert himself into the increasingly competitive early maneuvering for his party’s presidential nomination. Jindal, a former state and federal health official, said his plan is one of many policy proposals he will release in coming months, making clear that he wants to be seen as a policy-driven problem solver. In his 26-page plan, Jindal lays out a lengthy critique of the health law — which he refers to throughout as “Obamacare” — and reiterates his belief that it needs...
  • ‘Are you kidding me’? These 2016 bumper stickers are beyond parody [pics]

    04/02/2014 7:47:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 2, 2014 | Staff
    The first FLOTUS ticket? Oh, hell no. Reminder: It’s totally not a cult. We’re not sure we feel safe with these drivers on the road. And frighteningly, they’ve been tooling around with these “Hillary Clinton/Michelle Obama 2016″ stickers for a while. Shudder.
  • The inevitable “draft Jeb” campaign shifts into high gear

    03/30/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The chore of determining who is the inevitable candidate for Republicans – at least in the minds of beltway insiders and the media – is clearly becoming more difficult. But the Washington Post takes a swing at the problem this weekend as they delve into the number of big donors who are now courting Jeb Bush to get off the bench and toss his hat in the ring. Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates...
  • Chickens Come Home to Roost for Obama

    03/30/2014 5:43:55 AM PDT · by AmericaUnite · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 30, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    Today’s quiz: What do Vladimir Putin’s aggression and ObamaCare’s troubles have in common? OK, that was too easy.
  • Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's ‘read my lips’ flip-flop with Profile of Courage award

    03/29/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's ‘read my lips’ flip-flop with Profile of Courage award The Kennedy foundation is praising George H.W. Bush for risking “his reputation and ultimately his political career by forging an important compromise on the budget in 1990.” Jack Schlossberg, President Kennedy’s grandson and a Yale University student, will present the award to Bush at a ceremony in May. George H.W. Bush’s epic “read my lips: no new taxes” promise cost him a second White House term, but it’s earning him a 2014 Profile in Courage award from the Kennedy clan. Despite his fervent pledge against a...
  • Call to action NE Freepers. Tell your state reps to vote NO on LB1058 (National Popular Vote)

    03/27/2014 9:05:45 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    The Conservative Blog ^ | 03/26/2014 | Bryan Baumgart
    On Monday, Governor Heineman released his newest column warning Nebraskan's of current efforts in Nebraska's Legislature to silence the voice of Nebraskans on future Presidential races. The Bill, LB1058 (sponsored by Republican State Senator Tyson Larson who made it his priority bill is also now cosponsored by liberal Democrat Sen. Ken Haar ). The bill is being pushed by highly paid lobbyists (noted below). The bill proposes that Nebraska join the National Popular Vote Compact, in essence promising all five of Nebraska's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote (even if that candidate didn't win...
  • Rand Paul builds 50-state network, courts mainstream support for presidential bid

    03/27/2014 7:01:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/27/2014 | Robert Costa
    Sen. Rand Paul has become the first Republican to assemble a network in all 50 states as a precursor to a 2016 presidential run, the latest sign that he is looking to build a more mainstream coalition than the largely ad hoc one that backed his father’s unsuccessful campaigns. Paul’s move, which comes nearly two years before the 2016 primaries, also signals an effort to win the confidence of skeptical members of the Republican establishment, many of whom doubt that his appeal will translate beyond the libertarian base that was attracted to Ron Paul, the former Texas congressman. Rand Paul’s...
  • Travels with POTUS, FLOTUS and the ‘Riddler’

    03/27/2014 6:48:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Come on guys, let’s start focusing on the important stuff like ObamaCare, Ukraine and winning the Senate. All this outrage in the conservative media about how much money it’s costing for Barack Obama’s trip to Belgium and for Michelle Obama’s travels to China is just a waste of time. Yes, the cost of their trips, whether they’re measured in millions of dollars or thousands of hotel-room nights, is outrageous. But what POTUS (the president of the United States) and FLOTUS (the first lady of the United States) are doing on their travels is nothing new or abnormal. Obama’s official overseas...
  • Jeb Bush Praises Illegal Immigrants As 'Risk Takers,' Defends Common Core

    03/21/2014 2:04:50 PM PDT · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    In a speech Friday, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised illegal immigrants as "risk takers" who embody the entrepreneurial spirit of America and doubled down on his defense of Common Core. According to the Miami-Herald, Bush made his remarks in front of business leaders in Florida. “People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers,” Bush reportedly said. “If you’re living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, you’re a bigger risk taker than those who stay,” he added. Of course, the first action of those who come to the country illegally is breaking the law....
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Update: A New, Familiar Name at the Top: Jeb Bush Leads the Pack.

    03/20/2014 7:22:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Sabato's Crystal Ball: U.Va. Center for Politics ^ | 03/20/2013 | Larry Sabato and Kyle Kondik,
    In our first ranking of the very large and very unsettled 2016 Republican presidential field back in April of last year, we decided to not even include the name of one of the brightest stars in the GOP universe: Jeb Bush. We just didnÂ’t think, at the time, that the former Florida governor and brother and son of presidents was all that interested in running.But during 2013 and into this new year, weÂ’ve gotten the sense, like many others, that things might be changing. So much so that we now consider Bush the leader of the field if he decides...
  • It’s time to start taking Rand Paul seriously

    03/18/2014 2:55:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/18/2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Two things happened over the weekend in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. 1. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul led the field in a national poll conducted by CNN/ORC International. 2. Paul won the straw poll at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference. 3. Those two events come just a week after Paul cruised to another 2016 straw poll victory at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Add those things up and it's quite clear that Paul is the candidate of the moment on the Republican side. There's no one -- not even Ted Cruz or Jeb Bush -- who has...
  • New Republic: Mike Huckabee Could Be President — If Only He Wanted It

    03/12/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 03/12/2014 | BY NORA CAPLAN-BRICKER
    Mike Huckabee had asked me to send him my picture. He’d be sans entourage for our meeting at a Starbucks near Fox News’s midtown Manhattan headquarters, and he wanted to be able to pick me out of the crowd. Sure enough, at the appointed hour, he’s waving at me through the glass walls before he even makes it through the entrance. The barista line is long; since Huckabee hasn’t brought anyone to stand in it for him, coffee is forgone. “We’ll do our work,” Huckabee says with a shrug. Later, after he realizes he has been droning on, he implores,...
  • Rand Paul seeks Kentucky law to run for president, Senate at same time

    03/04/2014 8:18:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/04/2014 | By Ralph Z. Hallow
    Opening a door to hedge his political bets, Sen. Rand Paul has asked the leader of the Kentucky Senate for legislation to ensure that Mr. Paul can run both for the White House and for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016, The Washington Times has learned. “Yes, I am working on clarifying an ambiguous state law that Rand Paul believes is unconstitutional if it is interpreted to bar running for re-election to the Senate and for president at the same time,” Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer told The Times on Monday. “The purpose of the bill will be...
  • The Impact of the Next President on the Supreme Court

    03/01/2014 2:39:03 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/01/2014 | Jonathan Horbratsch
    If the next president wins two terms, regardless of the party, the Supreme Court could reach a near ideological monopoly unknown in the post-World War II era of American History, perhaps a monopoly never achieved since FDR's eight Supreme Court nominations. However, FDR presided during a time when both parties had liberal and conservative wings; therefore, there was more ideological overlap in a judicial nomination, even if he/she was from the opposing party. With two deeply divided parties, the next president has a crucial influence on the future of the Supreme Court that is rarely discussed as we get closer...
  • Bobby Jindal Gearing Up for Potential 2016 Campaign

    02/28/2014 7:57:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/28/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s latest moves indicate he is gearing up for a presidential bid. Though Jindal skewered Mitt Romney just a week after the 2012 election, he’s now turning to the Romney camp in an effort to beef up his fundraising operation. Sources say he is looking to tap Romney’s vast donor network and has asked Romney’s finance director, Spencer Zwick, for an assist with introductions to some of the Romney campaign’s top givers. A number of the GOP’s likely Republican presidential candidates, including Rand Paul, are looking to Zwick to make these introductions. That’s in part a rite...
  • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick open to White House bid

    02/24/2014 7:04:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/24/2014 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signaled Sunday that he would be open to a White House bid at some point, though the governor has previously ruled out seeking the presidency in 2016. Asked in an interview whether he could see himself as a national candidate — not necessarily in 2016 — the second-term Democrat responded: “Maybe. Maybe.” “That’s a decision I have to make along with my wife of 30 years, and she’s a tough one to convince,” Patrick said. Prodded further, the former Justice Department official responded: “Let’s just see what time tells.” Only the second African-American elected governor of...
  • Allen West Not Ruling Out 2016 Presidential Run

    02/20/2014 5:37:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/20/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Allen West, the fast-talking former congressman and tea-party hero, isn’t ruling out a presidential bid come 2016. “No one should ever sit around and say, ‘I want to be president,’” the retired lieutenant colonel tells me. “That’s a position that somebody needs to be called to serve.” West, who spent 22 years in the U.S. Army and one term in Congress before losing his bid for reelection in 2012, says he will always be ready to serve his country. “You have to have yourself in a position to be available for your country and to be obedient to God’s will,”...
  • No, no, not again, Mitt Romney says: But supporters and pundits keep chatter of a 2016 run alive

    02/16/2014 8:11:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 15, 2014 | Matt Viser
    Ask Mitt Romney if he would run for president a third time, and he will deny it every which way. “I’ve had my turn,” he told CNN. “We’re so ready to watch the next person step up and take that nomination,” his wife told Fox News. “Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no,” Romney told The New York Times. But in recent weeks, a strange thing has happened: Some supporters and donors, pollsters and pundits are starting to suggest — without irony — that the former Massachusetts governor run for president in 2016. “Once a...
  • Joe Scarborough believed to be taking idea of 2016 presidential bid seriously

    02/10/2014 12:40:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2014 | Alex Pappas
    Sources close to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough think he is seriously considering the prospect of leaving morning television to run for president in 2016. Last week, Scarborough was all smiles — even letting out a laugh — on “Morning Joe” when Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol suggested on the air that Scarborough could represent the “Jon Huntsman lane” in a 2016 GOP primary. But behind the scenes, those who know Scarborough are not laughing. It’s widely believed at MSNBC — including among network brass — that Scarborough is actively mulling a presidential bid, sources said. Meanwhile, some of Scarborough’s guests...
  • Is Scott Walker the Answer?

    02/05/2014 7:13:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Yahoo News via Daily Beast ^ | 02/05/2014 | By David Freedlander
    With Chris Christie still stuck in a traffic scandal at the foot of the George Washington Bridge, the donors and Main Street Republicans who make up the bulk of the GOP center-right establishment can be forgiven for feeling a little nervous. If Christie fades, this cohort, which boosted both Mitt Romney and John McCain to the nomination, fear that a Tea Party-fueled candidate will take over the party, leading to a drubbing at the hands of the Democrats come November 2016. Thus hopes have turned to Jeb Bush as a possible savior, even though the Florida governor has been out...
  • Another poll shows the new GOP frontrunner is … Mike Huckabee

    02/03/2014 6:29:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2014 | AllahPundit
    One poll showing him ahead is a fluke. Two polls showing him ahead? We call that “momentum.”I’m not in the habit of making pledges, but I promise you this: I will never, ever tire of trolling you guys with numbers showing Huck as some sort of contender for the nomination. Ever. Fourteen percent of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP say they would likely support Huckabee for their party’s nomination if he runs.Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is next at 13% followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Christie tied at 10%…That’s a change from November, when...
  • Obama Blasts Fox News In Testy O’Reilly Interview

    "“OK, Bill, you’ve got a long list of my mistakes,” "
  • Obama's high school pot dealer was beaten to death with a hammer by his gay lover

    01/29/2014 2:43:23 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 29 January 2014 | RICHARD ALLEYNE
    President Obama’s high school pot dealer who he thanked in his yearbook for the 'good times' was beaten to death by his lover after a series of fights over flatulence and drugs, MailOnline can reveal today. Raymond Boyer, known as 'Gay Ray' to Obama and his marijuana smoking 'Choom Gang', was bludgeoned to death with a hammer seven years after he sold the future president and his friends drugs. His lover Andrew Devere, a male prostitute, gave police a laundry list of reasons for the killing, including that Boyer, a surfer and unemployed chef, constantly put him down, made him...
  • How Rick Santorum is laying the groundwork for another presidential run

    01/28/2014 9:22:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 28, 2014 | Chris Moody
    alk about campaign trail déjŕ vu. As hundreds of bundled-up supporters gathered around him on a freezing January day, Rick Santorum towered over a lectern and rallied his troops. Aides pecking at smartphones lined the perimeter of the hotel conference room. An army of young children scurried across the floor. Volunteers collected email addresses and phone numbers at a fold-up table near the door. The people, the “candidate” — even the weather — gave the event a presidential primary campaign feel. But this scene played out in the Capitol Hill Hyatt in Washington, not a Sheraton in West Des Moines...
  • Politics of Hate and Envy

    01/28/2014 8:07:43 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 1/26/2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Part of the progressive agenda is to create hate and envy. One component of that agenda is to attack the large differences between a corporation's chief executive officer's earnings and those of its average worker. CNNMoney published salary comparisons in "Fortune 50 CEO pay vs. our salaries." Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's annual salary is $2.8 million. CNN shows that it takes 66 Wells Fargo employees, whose average salary is $42,400, to match Stumpf's salary. It takes 57 Wal-Mart employees, who earn $22,100 on average, to match CEO Michael Duke's $1.3 million. At General Electric, 44 employees earning $75,300 a...
  • A Winning Ticket

  • LIBERAL ICON URGES OBAMA IMPEACHMENT

    01/20/2014 7:00:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    WND.com ^ | 1/20/2014 | GARTH KANT
    WASHINGTON — Worse than Richard Nixon. An unprecedented abuse of powers. The most un-American president in the nation’s history. Nat Hentoff does not think much of President Obama. And now, the famous journalist says it is time to begin looking into impeachment. Hentoff sees the biggest problem as Obama’s penchant to rule by executive order when he can’t convince Congress to do things his way. The issue jumped back into the headlines last week when, just before his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone … and I can use that...
  • Prosecutor sacked for bringing case against Christie cronies reveals ordeal..

    01/15/2014 12:41:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | ML Nestel and David Martosko
    A prosecutor who was sacked after attempting to indict Chris Christie's political cronies for corruption told MailOnline today about his ordeal at the hands of the New Jersey Governor's 'mafia.' Bennett Barlyn, a prosecutor for 18 years in New Jersey’s Hunterdon County, has spoken out following the revelations over the Bridgegate scandal to reveal his firsthand account of being fired and shamed at the hands of Christie and his political henchmen. He said there were parallels between a criminal case he tried to prosecute – before, he says, it was unlawfully dismissed – and the Bridgegate scandal, where Christie’s staff...
  • Chris Christie has problems, but he’s still atop the 2016 GOP presidential field. For now.

    01/13/2014 7:41:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/13/2013 | Chris Cillizza
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie just endured the worst week of his five years in elected office, battered by a scandal involving traffic jams as political payback and implicating several top — and now former — aides. And yet, Christie still holds down the top spot in our rankings of the 2016 Republican field — a sign of both the considerable strengths he retains in the race and the lack of an obvious challenger to his dominance. Make no mistake: Bridge-gate has hurt Christie and slowed, badly, the considerable momentum he built during a sweeping reelection victory in 2013. But,...
  • Billary for POTUS

  • Hawaii plays underdog in quest for Obama library

    12/28/2013 10:47:36 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    wjla.com ^ | 12-28-13 | AP Story
    <p>HONOLULU (AP) - On these sun-bathed shores, Barack Obama was born and spent his formative years, soaking in an island sensibility that his wife and friends say is indispensable to understanding who he is as president. Yet in the search for a home for his future presidential library, Hawaii has become the underdog, stuck in Chicago's perpetual shadow.</p>
  • Will Scott Walker of Wisconsin Enter the GOP Presidential Sweepstakes? : Here's Why He's Viable

    11/25/2013 8:20:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/25/2013 | Ron Radosh
    This week I attended the lecture [1] by Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin at the American Enterprise Institute. (You can watch the video here [2]. ) After he was through, a discussion [3] was held by National Review political journalist Robert Costa and Weekly Standard reporter Steve Hayes; it was moderated by WalkerÂ’s co-author, Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen.The mainstream media has practically anointed Gov. Chris Christie the GOP frontrunner for the most likely candidate to win a national election in 2016. Christie was featured on the cover of Time, and appeared on virtually every TV Sunday talk show following...
  • Spearfish man's LBJ limousine shows evolution from convertible that JFK rode

    11/21/2013 9:16:52 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 11-20-13 | Tom Griffith
    On that fateful day 50 years ago in Dallas, the future of the United States was thought to be at stake. Heightened security measures surrounded a newly sworn-in president, who was whisked from Texas aboard Air Force One, shadowed by Secret Service agents and the widow of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. In the ensuing weeks, the Warren Commission was established and a sullied Secret Service pondered how to better protect the 36th president of the United States while still allowing him the mobility to leave the White House. Transporting the president would never be the same. According to experts in presidential...
  • Barack Obama, Derelict

    11/19/2013 10:10:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Americdan Thinker ^ | November 19, 2013 | Ed Lasky
    Derelict: ('derəˌlikt/) neglectful of duty, delinquent; a person guilty of neglect of duty; a bum. SYNONYM-see Obama, Barack. A thought experiment can be useful to explain why America is in a mess. Let's take Barack Obama at his word -- a stretch certainly for anyone who would lie about his own mother's death to score partisan points will lie about...well, anything. But let's put the most positive spin on what President Obama has been conveying to his fellow Americans. One can try to be optimistic even in these perilous times -- it is one of the great traits of being...
  • Is the writing on the wall for Chris Christie?

    11/13/2013 6:45:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2013 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    Anyone who needs further proof that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had best stay away from a presidential run will find it in the double-whammy aimed at him yesterday. First, an NBC poll shows that in a head-to-head match-up with presumed Democrat 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton, Christie trails by ten points. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could face a strong challenge not only from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if he seeks the presidency in 2016 but also from his own party, a new NBC News poll reveals. The survey of 1,003 adults released Tuesday, shows Clinton with 44...
  • Did Barry Blurt Out "Jesus!" at the Ceremony of the Unknowns?

    11/11/2013 8:11:19 AM PST · by SERKIT · 31 replies
    Fox News Coverage of Wreath-Laying | November 11, 2013 | Self
    After the wreath-laying, Obama walked up the stairs into the memorial building, and heard (what appeared to be HIS voice) "JEESUS!". I had to play it back a few times and was appalled. Anyone else make that observation?
  • Obama to GOP: 'Win an election' to change policies

    10/17/2013 11:35:47 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 129 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-17-13 | Michael O'Brien
    President Barack Obama challenged the GOP to end political brinkmanship and said Republicans should "win an election" if they so badly wish to change his policies.
  • "Obama" cannot be deleted

    10/06/2013 9:02:53 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    Self | 6 October AD 2013 | lightman
    I am an unrepentent Luddite, operating Mac0S9 in a Windows world. On Friday night I suffered the mother of all computer crashes....sent an email and just as it transmitted the background browser/email program crashed and the word processing program froze. Usually a forced reset cures all, but not this time. Nor did a "hard reset" by spiking the power. Each time reboot attempt resulted in a flashing icon indicating an unreadable hard drive. Hours and many dollar later the failing hard drive which had caused the freezes and crashes was replaced, and, most importantly, almost all the data was recovered...
  • HALLOWEEN: Is This Barack Obama Vampire Card Offensive? (San Bernardino Shopper 'Appalled')

    09/30/2013 6:28:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | September 28, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    HALLOWEEN: Is this Barack Obama vampire card offensive? While shopping for Halloween cards at Target in San Bernardino, JoAnn Nelson was appalled when her 5-year-old granddaughter showed her this card. Nelson said she finds the card tasteless and offensive. ”I was disturbed and did not want my grandbaby to see this,” she wrote in an email.
  • HISTORICAL PHOTO: President Ronald Reagan aims a rifle through a window from Air Force One, c. 1983

    09/10/2013 6:56:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 62 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1983 | Retronaut
    40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan aims a rifle from a window onboard Air Force One; circa 1983