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  • Donald Trump ĎVery Stronglyí Weighing Presidential Run: ĎThe Country Is in Serious Troubleí

    12/17/2014 7:38:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/17/2014 | NIICHOLAS BALLASY
    Entrepreneur and television personality Donald Trump said he is ďvery stronglyĒ considering a run for president, arguing the country is in ďserious trouble.ĒTrump also criticized the Senate Select Intelligence Committee for spending $40 million on the interrogation report [2] released last week.ďI am considering it very strongly. A lot of people think that I have fun with it, that Iím playing games, that I enjoy the process Ė and I do enjoy the process to a certain extent Ė but the country is in serious, serious trouble. We just, as you know, we just broke $18 trillion in debt, largely...
  • Is Jeb Ready for Hillary?

    12/17/2014 6:38:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Back in 2005, Peggy Noonan wrote about the increasingly public friendship between George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton: What bothers me about the fervid friendship of the Bushes and Mr. Clinton ó and the media celebration of it ó is the faint whiff of superiority, a sense they radiate that all those slightly icky little people running around wailing about issues ó tax reform, the relation of the individual to the state, the necessary character of a president ó and working the precincts are somehow . . . a little below them. There is an air of condescension...
  • 10 Things Wrong With Jeb Bush for President

    12/16/2014 10:29:42 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 33 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I know I know...Just 10? (pulled this list from a friend on Tumblr) 1. He is at best a moderate Democrat 2. He supports Common Core 3. He said ďSo the idea that something I support that people are opposed to, it means that I have to stop supporting it if thereís not any reason based on fact to do that? I just ó maybe itís stubbornness, but I just donít seem compelled to run for cover when I think this is the right thing to do for our country.Ē indicating that instead of being a voice for the people...
  • Is Ted Cruz Running For President...In 2008?

    12/15/2014 8:58:06 AM PST · by do the dhue · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/15/14 | Ron Elving
    Yes, we know the 2008 presidential election is years in the past and will not come around again. The question is, does Sen. Ted Cruz know this? The question arises because the junior senator from Texas, in hot pursuit of the presidency, has chosen a trail blazed by Barack Obama six years ago. Obama was in the midst of his first Senate term when he barged into a field that featured Hillary Clinton, then a second-term senator from New York, and several other seasoned veterans of national politics. The word was audacity, and it was right there in the title...
  • Run, Warren, Run!

    12/13/2014 10:39:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/13/2014 | Henry Percy
    That would be Elizabeth Warren, junior senator from Massachusetts, for the presidency of these United States, ‚Äúa fighter for working people and a champion for the middle class.‚ÄĚ You can sign the petition at Moveon.org, ‚ÄúDemocracy in Action¬ģ‚ÄĚ (yes, the power-to-the-people folks at Moveon.org have actually registered that catchy slogan with the U.S. Copyright Office). Let's see, who were some of those ‚Äúworking people‚ÄĚ that Sen. Warren worked for when she was not instructing ‚Äúthe children‚ÄĚ at Harvard Law? She won‚Äôt enumerate her clients, but some of the names can be found here and here: Dow CorningNational Gypsum TrustFuller...
  • MSNBC reporter asks Rick Perry if heís ďsmart enough to be presidentĒ

    12/11/2014 7:59:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m sure we’re all relieved to know that after the many media debacles in the last few election cycles, the cable news denizens have learned their lesson. This time around things are going to be different. Candidates will be treated fairly, with an opportunity to make their case before the American people while being subjected to rigorous examination of their actual record and their stated positions on the issues.Naw, I’m just kidding. Nothing has actually changed at all. And to lead off the two year parade of embarrassing media moments, MSNBC featured an interview with Texas Governor Rick Perry...
  • The 2016 Republican Field: They Donít All Suck

    12/10/2014 7:39:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/10/2014 | Eric Erickson
    On January 27, 2007, I wrote what remains one of the most read posts in RedState history. The title summed it up. ‚ÄúThey All Suck‚ÄĚ. In it, I noted that the field of Republican candidates then taking shape headed into the 2008 election were just terrible. Giuliani, McCain, Romney, Tom Tancredo, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Heritage ActionScorecard Rep. Duncan HunterHouse Republican Average See Full Scorecard 68%, and Sam Brownback were a lightweight crew of candidates. as I noted: They all suck. Let‚Äôs just admit it. Every one of the thus far announced Republican candidates for President sucks. From the lecherous...
  • America needs a Patriotic President

    12/09/2014 9:06:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/14 | Judi McLeod
    Does America need Mrs. Sonya Carsonís little boy, Benjamin Carson, as president? If not him, then someone just like him! What America needs most is a Patriotic President, a president who puts love of country well above love of self. America needs a president who, even before coming forward, has already shoved his ego into his back pocket; one wise enough to ignore the pandering of the moment and one whose head is never turned by Mae West type publicity. America needs a president who wonít try to hog the limelight with ďI-sang-to-ChelseaĒ folklore when needing to steal attention from...
  • Jeff Sessions 2016? Why isn't he being recruited?

    12/06/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 52 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/07/2014 | thetallguy24
    Is it me, or is Sessions the guy we've been missing in the White House? I know he's older and been in Washington awhile, but he seems to be the one guy who really wants the truth out, wants limited government and border security, and stands up to the establishment. We need someone of unquestionable integrity. Shouldn't he be the guy?
  • Hillary Clinton Will Never Be President: Her ship has come in, but has it also sailed? (Yes, it has)

    12/03/2014 11:26:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/03/2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Until recently, the conventional wisdom among Beltway elites was that Hillary Clinton would waltz, or at least walk unassisted, to the Democratic nomination in 2016. Now that narrative has come under attack, amid mounting evidence that Hillary¬ís most recent quest for power has already failed.Consider, for example, the embarrassingly sparse crowd at Georgetown University on Wednesday, where Clinton delivered a lecture on ¬ďSmart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership.¬Ē As Hillary Clinton takes stage for policy speech at Georgetown Univ, scores of student seats, balcony are empty. pic.twitter.com/y2DzUprk8E¬ó M. Scott Mahaskey (@smahaskey) December 3, 2014 View from balcony as Hillary...
  • The president rewrites the ObamaCare law ó again

    12/03/2014 4:26:51 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Betsy McCaughey ^ | 12/3/2014 | Betsty McCaughey
    On Thanksgiving eve, the Obama administration dumped reams of mind-numbing ObamaCare regulations into the Federal Register ó including yet more unilateral rewrites of the Affordable Care Act. Dropping the rules as most Americans were busy preparing for the holiday made a mockery (again) of President Obamaís promise to have ďthe most transparent administration in history.Ē The stunt has even worked to keep most of the media from reporting on the rules. Yet the changes these regulations make in the health-care law are substantial. For one, the president is redefining what health plans are ďadequateĒ for larger employers (100-plus workers) to...
  • Scott Walker plots 2016 rollout

    11/30/2014 7:12:29 PM PST · by T Ruth · 31 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/20/14 | James Hohmann
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, pivoting from his bigger-than-expected reelection win this month, is taking active steps toward a presidential campaign that would launch next summer and contrast his record of conservative achievements in a swing state with paralysis in Washington. * * * ďI think thereís going to be a hunger for a leader who can actually can get things done,Ē Walker said by phone Wednesday, even as he cautioned that he hasnít firmly decided to run. ďThe closer Iíve gotten to this position, the more Iíve realized that anyone who really wants to be president has to be a...
  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Urged to Run for President in 2016

    11/23/2014 10:35:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    I could easily vote for a Scott Walker/Rand Paul ticket in 2016. Two constitutionalists in the White House? Wow, we have not seen such a thing since. . . the Harding/Coolidge ticket during the 1920 Election. My current political hero is Scott Walker. He got elected on conservative principles, applied those conservative principles, turned the State of Wisconsin around economically, survived a recall election after taking on the unions, and then got elected again, all in a four year span, and all in a blue State. He did not back down, and he did what he said he would. A...
  • Rogue President

    11/21/2014 5:26:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million, and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards. Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right. Thus does...
  • How BIG is The Executive? Cabinet Growth as a small example. [Vanity]

    11/20/2014 3:27:27 PM PST · by SES1066 · 11 replies
    Self
    With President Obama expanding on his power, an amateur historian like myself looks to past growth of the Executive Branch and in this post looking at the number of Cabinet (Departmental) positions and their growth. How many can give the number of these positions currently and how that has changed? It is an interesting progression and given my preference for minimalist governance, frightening!
  • SHOCKING: Hillary Clinton Could Be the Youngest Democrat Running in 2016

    11/19/2014 3:28:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 18, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Grandmother Hillary Clinton, 67, is vying to become one of the oldest world leaders in history. In order to achieve that goal, however, she may have to defeat a slate of Democratic challengers who are even older than she is. [Snip] {Jerry] Brown would be the oldest Democrat in the race; heíll be 78 in 2016. Biden will be 73. Sanders will be 75. Hillary, who will be 69 on Election Day, would be younger by comparison. If Elizabeth Warren decides to run, she would be the youngest Democrat, thought not by much. Warren will be 67 in 2016. Democratic...
  • 'Pause and Reflect': Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina Mulling Presidential Run

    11/16/2014 10:51:55 AM PST · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 16, 2014 | Meet The Press
    'Pause and Reflect': Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina Mulling Presidential Run Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said Sunday morning that she is pondering a run for the presidency in 2016. ďWhen people keep asking you over and over again, you have to pause and reflect. So Iíll pause and reflect at the right time,Ē Fiorina told NBCís Chuck Todd.
  • Gutierrez says he might run for president (LOL)

    11/14/2014 1:38:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    Rep. Luis Gutiťrrez said Friday that he will consider running for president if President Obama does not "go big" on immigration executive action. The Illinois Democrat was asked about a possible presidential run by MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart on Friday. "If the president doesn't go big, if the president doesn't go wide, if he isn't generous, certainly there are many throughout the country who say there should be a challenge for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party if it, once again, turns its back on our immigrant community," Gutiťrrez said. "And if that were to happen, I'll give...
  • Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

    11/13/2014 9:33:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 117 replies
    Angie Drobnic Holan ^ | August 20th, 2013 | Tampa Bay Times
    Can Ted Cruz run for president if he was born in Canada? The Republican senator from Texas says he can. And just to be sure, heís taking the extra step of renouncing the Canadian citizenship he says he didnít even know he had. Cruz -- full name: Rafael Edward Cruz --was born in Canada in 1970 because his father was working for the oil industry there. The senatorís recently released birth certificate shows his mother was born in Delaware and his father was born in Cuba. The Cruz family left Canada a few years later. Cruz grew up in Texas...
  • The President of No!

    11/13/2014 10:00:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- In the gloom of the day after last week's election I think even his allies in the media expected something more from the Prophet Barack Obama. After all, he had just suffered through a wave election and he was left soaking wet. He did not merely lose this wave election. He was swamped. Republicans were victorious practically everywhere. At times they won by double digits: Senator Mitch McConnell won by 15 points, Arkansas' Senator-elect Tom Cotton by 17 points. And forget not the governorships: Ohio's John Kasich by 31 points, South Carolina's Nikki Haley by 15 points. The...
  • Can The GOP Only Win The Presidency With A Conservative?

    11/11/2014 6:15:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    Over at the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein makes the interesting case that the GOP can only win the presidency by nominating a real conservative.Regarding the failed presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney, Klein notes,‚ÄúHis clumsy statements, such as declaring that he was ‚Äėseverely conservative‚Äô and that his preferred immigration policy would lead to ‚Äėself deportation,‚Äô were rooted in the fact that he was just regurgitating what he thought conservatives wanted to hear rather than explaining views with which he was comfortable. This was also at the heart of his butchering the conservative critique of the culture of dependency with his ‚Äô47...
  • Scott Walker to GOP: You know where to look for 2016 talent, right?

    11/10/2014 2:21:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The ink was barely dry on Scott Walker’s ballots in his third statewide win in four years when Chuck Todd asked him about his pledge to serve out four more years. That’s understandable; everyone assumes the two-term Governor of Wisconsin has national aspirations, and his invitation to Meet the Press was not offered to discuss Badger State water policy, after all. Walker didn’t give much away about his own plans, of course, but he offered the GOP some advice on 2016 that may well be self-serving eventually:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is staying...
  • Fox News cuts ties with Ben Carson

    11/09/2014 2:50:39 AM PST · by MikeinMotley · 152 replies
    Wapo ^ | Nov 7, 2014 | Erik Wemple
    Following an ABC News report that Fox News contributor Ben Carson is set to air an hourlong ad/documentary* ďintroducing himself to the American peopleĒ as part of a 2016 Republican presidential bid, Fox News has cut ties with him, according to aFox spokeswoman. The video is titled ďA Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for AmericaĒ and, according to ABC News, will be heavily biographical, addressing Carsonís ďrise from being born to a single mother with a poor childhood in Detroit to director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins for almost 40 years, known for his work separating conjoined...
  • Is The Man In the White House Mentally Ill? (NOT A TRICK QUESTION)

    11/08/2014 4:19:42 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 139 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 11/8/14 | Dave Daubenmire
    I am not asking this with my tongue in my cheek. I am as serious as a judge. As I sit here and write, I am listening to Mr. Obama's press conference. Something is very wrong with this guy. He is either mentally ill or demon possessed. Either choice is a possibility. But something is definitely wrong with him. He seems somehow inhuman. I've lived my entire life in a world of athletic competition. I understand the human emotion that is associated with winning and losing. I grew up with the opening theme of ABC's Wide World of Sports continuously...
  • Ben Carson May be First Pro-Life Republican Candidate to Run for President in 2016

    11/07/2014 7:44:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/6/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Go to any conservative or Republican event and youíre bound to find conservative activists who have a petition, a table, or a book touting pro-life doctor Ben Carson as a potential GOP presidential candidate. The calls for Carson to run have been resounding for years and now it appears the pro-life physician has heard them and may be seriously considering putting together a presidential campaign. ABC News reports today that Carson plans to air a 40-minute video this weekend introducing himself to Americans. The documentary titled ďA Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for AmericaĒ will air in 22...
  • How Many Nicknames Does Obama Have

    11/06/2014 4:26:45 PM PST · by SandwicheGuy · 122 replies
    Self | 8 November 2014 | Self
    Affirmative Action President America's Nobel Prize-winning statesman† Anti-Midas Bama-Rama-Ding-Dong Bammy Bar-Ack Barry Barry Soetoro Boobamba Caliph Baraq Clown Prince Current Occupant Fundraiser in Chief† GayMuzzie Halfrican Hussein Ill Douce Jive-ass Jug-eared Jackass Kenyan Dog Eater Kenyan King Kenyan POS Kenyan Squatter Liberal Messiah Long-legged Mack daddy Lyiní King MaoObama Nobama Obama the Undocumented Obamadork Obamao Obamatollah Obamaumao Obambi Obongo Obozo Obozo the National Clown Obumbler Obummer Obungler Odingding OhVomit† Our Little Man Child President Buckwheat President Smidgen pResident† QIC Queer-In-Charge Resident in Chief Retardo the Presinator SAIC† (Supreme Agitator In Chief)† Satan's Favorite Son Sheikh Barack Obama Shitstain on the...
  • Hillary bows out of 2016 race for medical reason?

    10/28/2014 9:08:15 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-28-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This seems totally plausible... I don't know who made this, but it's hilarious, and the best humor is derived from truth, after all.
  • Hard to believe this is 30 years old.

    10/21/2014 3:22:22 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 21st, 1984 | Reagan-Bush '84
    It's morning again in America.
  • Palestinian President Abbas Calls Jews Visiting Temple Mount 'Herd of Cattle'

    10/20/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/14 | Jordan Schachtel
    This past weekend, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Jews who dared to visit one of the religionís most holy sites, known as the Temple Mount, a ďherd of cattle.Ē Israeli authorities, on the other hand, allow free passage for Muslims to pray at the site Palestinians refer to as the Dome of the Rock. Jews are largely restricted from praying at that site, for fear that their presence alone may enrage Muslims, and that sharing a holy site with Jews may incite them to commit acts of violence. On Friday, the Palestinian President said that the Jewish community does not...
  • HELP WANTED: A 2016 Candidate Needed to Get Us Out of Our National Funk

    10/15/2014 7:50:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2014 | Jim Geraghty
    It is hard to overstate the pessimism of the American people right now. The last time as many Americans said the country was on the ďright trackĒ as said we were headed in ďthe wrong directionĒ Ė never mind having a positive balance ó was June 2009. There have been particularly bad moments in recent years, such as the summer-2011 debt-ceiling fight and the fall-2013 government shutdown, but for most of the past six years, the numbers have been depressingly stable. Twenty-some to 30 percent of Americans feel like things are on the right track; 60-some to 70 percent...
  • Op-Ed: Forgive Me for Voting for Our Current President

    10/12/2014 12:21:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    inn ^ | 10/2/14 | Lisa Surany-Cyrulnik
    It is the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a time for the Jewish people to repent for their sins and ask others for forgiveness for any wrongdoing. In that spirit, please accept my open apology to my fellow Jews. I have truly put you all in danger. On November 6, 2012 I took part in a historic event in of which I am very ashamed. In fact, I am quite embarrassed. I helped put into the White House an imposter and a fervent enemy of the Jewish people. Barack Hussein Obama Maybe my wrongdoing is...
  • No to 'Jeb Bush for President'

    10/08/2014 3:02:45 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2014 | Bruce Walker
    I like Jeb Bush; I like his brother, George. At a personal level Ė not a political level Ė they live the sorts of lives that conservatives should want us all to live. Mitt Romney also has lived an honorable and decent life, with hard work and love of family as vital elements of his character. While George H. Bush, John McCain, and Bob Dole are much less likeable, I cannot, as a conservative or a patriot, dismiss out of hand their courage against evil nations in combat or their noble tenacity in combat or after combat injuries. But these...
  • Billionaire Warren Buffett Bets Hillary Clinton Will Be Elected President in 2016

    10/08/2014 5:24:59 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 8, 2014 | Chris Spargo
    Warren Buffett is predicting that Hillary Clinton will not only run for president in 2016, but that she will also win the election. 'Hillary is going to run,' said the billionaire investor while speaking at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Laguna Niguel, California, earlier today. He then went one step further, telling the audience, 'Hillary's going to win.' uffett famously supported both President Barack Obama and Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary, going to great lengths to let people know how capable and talented he believed both candidates were in a 2007 interview with The New York Times.
  • ĎHillary is going to winí in 2016, says Warren Buffett

    10/07/2014 1:05:56 PM PDT · by illiac · 102 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 10/7/14 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) ó The presidential election of 2016 is already wrapped up, says Warren Buffett. And the winner is: Hillary Clinton. ďHillary is going to run,Ē the Berkshire Hathaway CEO said Tuesday at a Fortune magazine conference. He added: ďHillary is going to win.Ē Buffett was so confident the former secretary of state would win the White House that he said he would bet money on it. The famed investor was less confident, however, about who Clinton would face if she decides to run. ďI donít know,Ē he said about a potential Republican challenger for Clinton.
  • Is Obama The President We Deserve?

    10/07/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/07/2014 | Bruce Thornton
    In 1920 H.L Mencken wrote prophetically, ďAs democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heartís desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.Ē Like the long tradition of antidemocrats from Plato to Founding Father Fisher Ames, Mencken believed that a democratic leader would reflect the self-interested aims and passions of the necessarily mediocre mass of voters. The disaster of Barack Obamaís administration invites...
  • Exclusive: Top Secret Service agent had gun stolen from car [how 'bout a TS/SCI Service agent?]

    10/06/2014 10:08:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/2014 | Susan Crabtree
    A top Secret Service agent who has regularly served on President Obamaís protective detail had his gun stolen out of his car at his house after leaving it there overnight and was never disciplined for it, according to two sources with detailed knowledge of the incident.Internal Secret Service records show that the agency reported that the agent in question lost a semi-automatic handgun in 2009, but he was never punished for it, the two sources said.At the time of the gun theft, the agent was assigned to the Secret Serviceís inspection division, which collaborates with the Office of Professional Responsibility...
  • GOP 2016: What about Bobby Jindal?

    10/03/2014 12:26:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/03/2014 | Byron York
    A few months ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to Washington to introduce a new national health care proposal. While there, he arranged to meet privately with a small group of conservative journalists and policy experts at the offices of the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank. Some of the experts engaged Jindal in debate about one of the plan's more arcane provisions. The back-and-forth between Jindal and his questioners went deep into the proposal's details, and it was soon clear that Jindal could dive as far into the health care policy weeds as any of the wonkiest wonks....
  • George W Bush: my brother Jeb 'wants to be president'

    10/02/2014 5:18:30 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 91 replies
    The Tepegraph ^ | 8:26PM BST 02 Oct 2014 | Raf Sanchez,
    George W Bush has declared his younger brother Jeb "wants to be president", fuelling speculation that the Bush dynasty may soon launch a fresh bid to retake the White House. Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, is seen as one of the Republican Party's best hopes of defeating Hillary Clinton in 2016 and many party power brokers are eager for him to run. Jeb Bush has said he's still weighing his options but his elder brother is among those urging him to run.
  • What Ted Cruz would be risking by running for president in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/2014 | Philip Klein
    With his frequent trips to the early primary states and recent staff changes, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., is looking increasingly like somebody intending to run for president in 2016 ó and it's easy to see why he would be tempted to do so. The next Republican race is going to be wide open, with no clear frontrunner, and the limited polling that exists on 2016 suggests Cruz would be starting out right in the mix with other candidates. If he declines to run and a Republican goes on to win the presidency, the earliest he'd be able to try would...
  • A Final Verdict on the Presidential Salute (oldie but goody)

    09/24/2014 8:01:11 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 31, 2009 | CAREY WINFREY
    FOR nearly three decades, Iíve felt conflicted about presidential salutes. After all, my United States Marine Corps instructors drilled into me the idea that ďyou never salute without a coverĒ which, in civilian, meant without a hat. My fellow Marines and I were also informed, in no uncertain terms, that we werenít to salute out of uniform. (I donít think that presidential blue suits, white shirts and red ties quite qualify.) So whenever I saw a president stepping off a helicopter and bringing hand to brow, my drill instructorís unambiguous words came back to me with much of their original...
  • Something is terribly wrong with the Secret Service

    09/23/2014 5:36:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9-22-14 | Byron York
    President Obama is supporting the Secret Service in the wake of a deeply troubling incident in which a disturbed man jumped the White House fence, sprinted across the North Lawn, and actually entered the White House Friday evening. The man, 42 year-old Omar Gonzalez, had a folding knife in his pocket and had left 800 rounds of ammunition in his car not far from the White House. Gonzalez had also drawn the attention of authorities at least twice a few weeks ago ó once in Virginia, when he was found with a sniper rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, and a map...
  • Jon Huntsman, Independent For President?

    09/17/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 09/17/2014 | Ruby Cramer, McKay Coppins
    Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has engaged in discussions with supporters in recent months about pursuing another White House bid ó this time as an independent, according to three sources close to Huntsman. The former Utah governor declined to comment for the record. His daughter, MSNBC co-host Abby Huntsman Livingston, who was a surrogate for Huntsmanís campaign in 2012, said in an email that her father is ďprimarily focused on family and private-sector endeavors.Ē She added: ďHe has no plans to run, but in politics never say never. I know there is a lot of pull out there for him...
  • He Might Throw His Hat Into the Race ó But Would He Run as a Democrat or a Republican?

    09/15/2014 6:07:07 AM PDT · by taildragger · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 14, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Cue the 2016 speculations: The former president and CEO of Ford Motors isnít ruling out a presidential run. Speaking at a radio industry conference in Indianapolis Thursday, former Ford head Alan Mulally kept his options open when he was asked whether heíd consider running for president, ABC News reported.
  • Iowa poll: Huckabee tops GOP fieldÖ by a lot

    09/13/2014 11:31:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    More evidence surfaced on Friday which proves conclusively that the 2016 presidential race is not upon us. At the very least, the ¬ďinvisible primary¬Ē remains perfectly invisible for now. On Friday, a CNN/ORC poll was released which misled its readers into thinking that the presidential race is on in the Hawkeye State. That survey revealed that the campaign is a rather predictable one on the Democratic side. The state which rejected Clinton in 2008 is now prepared to embrace her. At least, 53 percent of Iowa Democrats are prepared to make that leap. Another 15 percent of Democrats back...
  • WOW! Obama Says He Does Not Need Congress To Wage War on ISIS

    09/10/2014 6:28:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    In 2007, Senator Barack Obama made remarks about the War Powers Act and the war in Iraq. He blamed Congress for giving the president the power to wage war that he later abused. ďThe American people werenít just failed by a president, they were failed by much of Washington. By a media that too often reported spin instead of factsÖ And, most of all by Congress, a co-equal branch of government, that voted to give the president the power to wage war that he uses to this day. Without that vote, there would be no war.Ē But that was back...
  • Poll: Majority say President Obama a failure

    09/09/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    A majority of voters believe Barack Obamaís presidency has been a failure, a new poll says. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday, 52 percent of Americans say Obamaís presidency has been a failure, compared with 42 percent who believe it has been a success. Thirty-nine percent believe strongly that his presidency is a failure, just 3 points below his total success score.
  • The Distraction of Obamaís Character

    09/09/2014 5:04:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-8-14 | Andrew Klavan
    Toward the end of the romantic comedy film The American President, Michael Douglasís President Shepherd tells the assembled press corps, ďBeing president of this country is entirely about character.Ē This 1995 movie was made as a way of rescuing the scurrilous character of Bill Clinton from accusations of womanizing. Itís a pleasant and entertaining film but this line of dialogue, like just about everything else in the picture, is untrue. Being president of this country is somewhat about character ó everything in life is ó but it is also, very much, about ideas. There have been times over this past...
  • Sure sounds like Ted Cruz is getting closer to running for president

    09/08/2014 1:36:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    A complement to Friday’s post on Jeb Bush. I don’t know how I convinced myself that Cruz probably wouldn’t run, but I did. I think it was a combination of his age, his short tenure in the Senate, and the political damage he suffered from the shutdown (which he’s still trying to undo). Those first two are weak arguments, though. A young nominee is arguably just what the doctor ordered for the GOP against the Clinton dinosaurs, and The One proved that being a Senate newbie is no bar to the presidency. Cruz will have spent as much time...
  • In Texas, Ted Cruz Sounds Like He's Running For President In 2016

    09/05/2014 4:59:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 25 replies
    AP / Huffington Post ^ | 08/30/2014 | WILL WEISSERT
    DALLAS (AP) ó Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016.
  • TOO BAD WE DON'T HAVE A PRESIDENT

    09/04/2014 6:06:26 AM PDT · by shortstop · 24 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/04/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Of all the times not to have a president. As Russia casts it eyes across eastern Europe, and as the Islamic State spreads its filth across the Middle East, what a time not to have a president. At least not a functioning president. Because thatís what we have, a non-functioning president. He slams the lectern and condemns Republicans as he calls for a $15 wage for fast food workers, but two days later he seems detached and bored as he discusses an outfit that curses him and beheads us. We donít have a functioning president. Not just a president with...