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  • The GOP: Five Seats at the Final Table

    02/11/2016 7:49:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2016 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    There are five seats left at the Republican final table, with a total of 100 chips between them. Based on combining the results from Iowa and New Hampshire, and apportioning the chips of the dropouts according to the stated preferences of voters in the last Selzer poll, the remaining players sit down at the table with the following stakes: Trump 33, Cruz 26, Rubio 25, Kasich and Bush with 8 apiece. The two governors are soon to be departed, and similarly dividing their chips between the three leaders would yield the following result: Trump 35, Rubio 35, Cruz 30. If...
  • Who Would Be The Best Presidential Candidate For Energy Companies?

    02/08/2016 4:02:20 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 6 replies ^ | 08-02-2016 | Oil and Energy
    As the 2016 presidential race starts to heat up it is time to take a look at the remaining serious candidates and what each one might mean for energy policies and energy companies in the U.S. While a lot can happen in the next couple of months, the current leaders for the Republican Party are Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. For the Democrats, the race will likely come down to a long brawl between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. As a bonus, it’s also worth looking at what Michael Bloomberg might do for energy if he enters the...
  • Michael Bloomberg says he is actively considering running for president as an independent

    02/08/2016 2:09:43 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:20 EST, 8 February 2016 | David Martosko
    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, confirmed on Monday that he is actively considering running for president as an independent. In a dramatic interview, the 73-year-old said he was 'looking at all the options' and expressed disgust at the current state of the White House race. Bloomberg would be the richest candidate in American political history with a fortune of $36 billion, dwarfing the resources of Republican Donald Trump and enabling him to self-fund a campaign many times over.
  • The First Year of President Bernie Sanders: What Life in America Will be Like With Him at the Helm

    02/08/2016 8:26:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/08/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On January 20, 2017, President Bernie Sanders was sworn into office. The elderly Vermont politician, who had always made waves, refused to use a bible, instead taking his oath on a smudged copy of his own economic five-year plan. He also unilaterally modified the presidential oath from "preserve, protect and defend" to "enhance, enrich and humanize the Constitution of the United States". The unlikely candidacy of Bernie Sanders had shocked and divided a party and then a nation. President Sanders won the Democratic Party nomination by going far to the left and then, defying conventional wisdom, he moved even further...
  • Reagan Packed Heat. Now Everyone’s In on The Gun-Toting Fantasy(Eleanor Roosevelt?)

    02/08/2016 6:14:23 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 2/6/2016 | Rick Perlstein
    This past June, pulp novelist Brad Meltzer revealed that while he was touring Secret Service headquarters for research on a White House thriller, agents shared with him what Meltzer called a "secret." President Ronald Reagan packed heat. "It's true," they said. "A .38. Reagan used to hide it in his briefcase and take it on Air Force One." Not a secret, actually. Edmund Morris said the same thing in Dutch. And Ronald Kessler's In the President's Secret Service reported that "Reagan confided to one agent that on his first presidential trip to the Soviet Union in May 1988, he had...
  • I am 100% Behind Donald Trump For President- Who IS Your VP Pick?

    02/06/2016 9:31:00 PM PST · by clippedwings · 141 replies
    2/6/2016 | Clipped Wings
    OBVIOUSLY It is time that we stand up for our country again.....I Am disappointed in our recent leadership. Leadership: I am 100% behind Mr. Donald Trump. Who would YOU select as Vice President? immigration: i 100% agree with the building of the wall. but we don't build it.. they build it.. on their way home they have to pick up and place a brick and trowel and place a brick into the wall representing their trespassing. The wall would not be so big if so many of them have not violated our country. I'm not talking about jailing anyone or...
  • 9th Circuit Court Would Likely Keep Cruz Off Ballot

    02/05/2016 8:22:26 PM PST · by kathsua · 358 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 5th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Those who think Sen. Ted Cruz can be elected to a job he isn’t eligible for are ignoring the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. If Republicans make the mistake of nominating Cruz for President of the United States, Democrats in California and other states will challenge his eligibility. There’s at least a 90% probability the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco would rule him ineligible because he is a naturalized citizen rather than a “natural born citizen” as required by the Constitution.
  • Report: As A Teenager, Rubio Dreamed Of Being "First Hispanic President"

    02/05/2016 7:27:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | February 5, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    According to a report from the Washington Post, ever since Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was a young man, he dreamed of becoming the first Hispanic president. The report may provide fresh insights into the cozy relationships Rubio has fostered with his wealthy donors over the years, as well as his life-long career as a politician.
  • In Iowa, hints that being presidential matters

    02/05/2016 5:28:45 AM PST · by luke1825 · 14 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/4 | Peter Lucas
    Donald Trump should bounce back in New Hampshire on Tuesday. His loss in Iowa at the hands of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was a setback, although it actually could have done Trump some good. But Trump cannot afford two losses in a row. You can always learn something from defeat. And a little humility never hurt anyone, and Trump, who is not used to losing, sure could use some. And he surprisingly flashed a little of it when he graciously congratulated Cruz, the man he had called a liar, on his first-place finish. But Trump still could not help himself...
  • Sen. Pat Toomey endorses Marco Rubio for president

    02/03/2016 9:15:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Morning Call ^ | 02/03/2016 | Laura Olson
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey endorsed Marco Rubio for president Wednesday, describing the Florida senator as a "thoughtful conservative leader" he believes will appeal to voters in Pennsylvania and across the country. Just hours later, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum quit the presidential race and also endorsed Rubio, calling him a "born leader" who shares his views on the central role of the family and on the national security threats facing the country. The support from Toomey and Santorum comes as Rubio is seeking to solidify backing from the GOP establishment after his third-place finish in Iowa. Toomey, a Republican from...
  • Obama visits mosque: "Islam has always been part of America

    02/03/2016 3:02:41 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 80 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2/3/2016 | Charlie Speiring
    "President Obama spoke warmly about Islam during his speech at a mosque today, highlighting the contributions that Muslims had made to the fabric of American society. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said, detailing the beginnings of the religion among African slaves brought to America. He also pointed out that Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Virginia statute for religious freedom that the “Mohammedan” should have his faith protected in the United States. Obama met with Muslim leaders during a visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, before delivering a speech there. This is Obama’s first visit to a...
  • GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul suspends campaign: Report

    02/03/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by gwjack · 66 replies ^ | 2/3/2016 | staff
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • Second-Degree Bern

    02/02/2016 7:22:23 AM PST · by tlozo · 16 replies
    Steynonline ^ | February 1, 2016 | Mark Steyn
    Thank God that's over. You don't have to be an Amtrak conductor to want to punch the next guy who says, "There are three tickets out of Iowa." In the end, Ted Cruz won eight delegates and Donald Trump seven. Which doesn't sound so bad for Trump. Except that Marco Rubio also won seven delegates. Had the caucus been held 24 hours later, Rubementum might have pushed Trump to third place. There's no point pretending it wasn't a setback for the billionaire party-crasher. Who knows why it happened? Perhaps he should have taken his own advice and shot a guy...
  • I want MY President to ...

    02/01/2016 4:03:42 PM PST · by catnipman · 28 replies
    Catnipman | 2/1/2016 | Catnipman
    I want MY President to ...
  • Which type of President do we need?

    02/01/2016 10:07:50 AM PST · by mirvin · 37 replies
    Self | 02/01/2016 | MIRVIN
    Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or Jacksonian?
  • Are we preparing to elect a president that most people hate?

    02/01/2016 8:00:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Mark Sappenfield penned a column for Yahoo News this weekend with the provocative title, Why America might elect a president it doesn’t like. As you might guess, the premise for this assertion is based on favorability polls and the nuggets of data which analysts filter out of them. The two main subjects under discussion are, of course, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Neither scores very well nationally in terms of approval ratings, yet each is considered to be at least nominally the highest percentage bet to represent their party in the general election. So is there something wrong with...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Is a Naturalized Citizen, not a Natural Born Citizen

    01/30/2016 6:07:38 PM PST · by kathsua · 146 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | Jnuary 30th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The United States Constitution requires presidents to be “natural born citizens”. The original Constitution doesn’t define “natural born citizen”, but the 14th Amendment states there are two categories of U.S. citizens: those who are born in the United States and those who are naturalized under Acts of Congress.
  • Why Are Trump Haters So Angry About the Debate?(Vanity)

    01/27/2016 7:29:33 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 177 replies
    Today | Self
    One can't help but notice that there is a strong contingent of what can only be described as people who hate the idea of Donald Trump being President. It's descended into outright personal hatred by some. But wow...ever since he announced that he wouldn't be doing the debate it's gone up to a whole new level. My question is...why?? The main insult of detractors now seems to be "Oooh...Trump can't handle questions from a girl how's he going to handle (FILL IN THE BLANK DESPOT)?" Or Trump is afraid of Cruz. Or Trump is afraid to debate. Now if these...
  • How to Caucus in Iowa (guides from various sources)

    01/27/2016 4:26:01 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 11 replies
    Various How to Video links. ^ | 1/27/2016 | vanity
    Various videos on how to caucus. These apply to all candidates even if produced by a campaign Republican Party only (Democrat Party is different)
  • Democrats Should Draft Sebelius for President

    01/27/2016 12:29:05 PM PST · by kathsua · 16 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | January 26th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Democrats should encourage former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to run for president. She would be a far better choice for president than Hillary Clinton who would never have gotten any place in politics if her husband Bill hadn’t served as President of the United States.
  • No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States

    01/26/2016 2:57:32 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 107 replies
    Us Constitution | 1787 | Framers and Founder
    Article. II. Section. 1. Clause 5 No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former President Jimmy Carter Says He's Not Cancer-Free: 'I'm Still Taking Treatments'

    01/25/2016 3:07:03 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 37 replies
    ETOnline ^ | January 25th 2016 | Zach Seemayer
    Jimmy Carter says his body is responding well to treatments, but the former U.S. President says he's not entirely free from cancer. Speaking exclusively with ET's Brooke Anderson in Plains, Georgia, during the Painting, Paula [Deen] and a President fundraiser, Carter opened up about the struggle he still faces. "They haven't detected any cancer, but sometimes the cancer spots [return]," Carter said, "including in my brain."
  • This is Ted Cruz's Plan For the Supreme Court

    01/25/2016 8:03:19 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 283 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ben Geier
    Liberals won't like it. If Ted Cruz is elected president, he has big plans for the Supreme Court -- namely, picking extremely conservative candidates to fill any vacancies among the nine justices. In an interview with Bloomberg, the Senator and former solicitor general from Texas said that Republicans are generally bad at picking nominees for the high court, and that he'd be different. "Unlike many of the other candidates, I will be willing to spend the capital to ensure that every Supreme Court nominee that I put on the court is a principled judicial conservative," Cruz said. As solicitor general,...
  • Donald Trump Would ‘Love’ to See Michael Bloomberg Run

    01/24/2016 10:06:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/24/2016 | Maggie Haberman
    <p>Donald J. Trump's reaction to the potential run of Michael R. Bloomberg in the presidential race was simple: Bring it on.</p> <p>"I would love to see Michael run -- I would love the competition," Mr. Trump said in a brief interview before a rally of several hundred people who lined up for hours to see him here.</p>
  • The Demagogues Are Running

    01/23/2016 8:46:13 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    Cigar Aficionado ^ | March/April 2000 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    On what political propositions are Americans apparently agreed? There are two. The first is that the President currently in the White House should be replaced. Not by being tossed out on last February's impeachment rap, but replaced when his term finally ends. The second proposition is that no presidential candidate currently striving to succeed the incumbent is an exhilarating alternative. What's the problem? If the incumbent is so bad, shouldn't we be enthusiastic about at least one of the contenders? After all, there are two Democrats out there to choose from, and six Republicans. So whom are the American people...
  • Don't like Cruz or Trump? Not going to vote?...Well....

    01/22/2016 5:42:14 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 150 replies
    Imgur ^ | 1/22/2016 | Predictions
    This could be the next 4 years. No matter who the GOP nominates...just vote for em. Don't get all stiff necked and shut down just because your fave candidate didn't get picked.... It can get a whole lot worse.... < /rant
  • The Ted Cruz Speech Everyone Should Hear – Video And Transcript - 2013

    01/22/2016 1:38:03 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 45 replies
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | October 25, 2013 | Lonely Conservative
    Senator Ted Cruz was in Iowa for the Ronald Reagan Dinner and delivered a slam dunk speech. I was going to highlight a point or two, but the whole speech is so spot-on I'll just give you the video and the entire transcript. (Note, it's a rush transcript so there may be an error or two.) --- Cruz: We need to unify and let me tell you, growth and freedom are principles and ideals that should unify the entire Republican caucus. They are principles and ideals, that unify the evangelical community. With the liberty movement. With the business community. Growth...
  • Natural Born Citizens and the Presidency: Is a citizen at birth considered natural born?

    01/22/2016 7:58:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 178 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2016 | Mike Razar
    The recent controversy over the eligibility of Ted Cruz for the office of the Presidency is one of those conundrums embedded in the U.S. Constitution. That august document is full of ambiguous words and phrases that challenge even the strictest and most principled interpreters. The phrase "natural born citizen" could mean any number of things. For example, at the time of birth: 1. At least one parent is a U.S. citizen. 2. Both parents are U.S. citizens. 3. The birth occurs in a state of the United States. 4. The birth occurs in a state of the United States or...
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 |
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • Scott Walker gets back to conservative basics in State of State (WI)

    01/20/2016 10:16:08 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 1-19-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - While the left and the right staked out their positions on the Badger State's condition, Gov. Scott Walker's 2016 edition of the State of the State address was replete with the kind of core conservative ideas that had gotten lost in the din of his failed presidential campaign. "For too long, government programs have entrapped individuals...into extended dependency," the Republican governor said Tuesday in laying out his executive blueprint, which promises to be somewhat muted by election-year inertia. "Our reforms help people get the training they need to get back up on their feet." While the diminishing...
  • Richard L. Rubenstein: Obama Most Radical President ever

    01/18/2016 10:27:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/18/16 | שרית אופריכטר
    Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein, Yale fellow, "Distinguished Professor of the Year", and Harvard Phd, states that president Obama's intention is to "correct the historical mistake of the creation of the state of Israel." Moreover, Dr. Rubenstein states that president Obama is extremely pro Muslim due to his family past to the point of "wanting to see the destruction of Israel."
  • French president declares economic emergency

    01/18/2016 5:50:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande pledged Monday to redefine France's business model and declared what he called "a state of economic and social emergency," unveiling a 2-billion-euro ($2.2 billion) plan to revive hiring and catch up with a fast-moving world economy. The measures he proposed, however, are relatively modest, and he said they would not "put into question" the 35-hour workweek. With his country under a state of emergency since extremist attacks in November, Hollande did not seek to assume any new emergency powers over the economy. In an annual speech to business leaders, Hollande laid out plans...
  • Trump: ‘I’d Do The Public A Big Favor’ By Suing Ted Cruz Over Eligibility To Be President

    01/17/2016 8:43:35 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 90 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/17/2016 | STEVE GUEST
    Donald Trump unloaded on Sen. Ted Cruz, saying, "I'd do the public a big favor" by suing Cruz over his eligibility to be president. Appearing on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing on Sunday, Trump also slammed Cruz over not disclosing loans from Goldman Sachs and Citibank, arguing, "He has a personal financial disclosure form where he didn't put down the banks and yet he criticizes the banks and he's gonna be Robin Hood and he's gonna take care of the banks." Regarding Cruz's eligibility to be president, Trump said that there are "legal scholars that...
  • Of course: Lawsuits filed in Texas, Florida over constitutional eligibility [Cruz and Rubio]

    01/15/2016 1:18:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The showdown over eligibility may shift from the political arena to the courts – at least, it might if two plaintiffs get their way. Both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio face legal challenges to their presidential ambitions based on the circumstances of their birth. In Florida, the challenge comes from a voter whose previous lawsuit against Barack Obama’s eligibility went nowhere, and names both Republican contenders. Rubio’s legal team didn’t exactly shrug it off, but asked the court to do so instead: This week Rubio sought to have a court complaint in Florida against him thrown out, saying the...
  • Obama: Michelle Will Never Run for President (As certain as death and taxes)

    01/15/2016 10:37:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 15, 2016
    At a town hall event in Louisiana yesterday, President Obama was asked by an attendee if first lady Michelle Obama would ever consider running for president. His answer was a strong no. ABC News reported: Obama Says Michelle Obama Will Not Run for President It used to be that death and taxes were the only certain things in life, but for President Barack Obama there is a third: Michelle Obama will not run for president. With Obama now in his final year in office, the focus naturally has shifted to who will succeed him. At a town hall event Thursday...
  • The State of Our Union Is Not Strong: Our annual exercise in denial and unpersuasive optimism.

    01/13/2016 9:02:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/13/2016 | Jim Geraghty
    A president's eighth State of the Union address is supposed to be his victory lap, a final year in the spotlight, in which he touts his achievements and then rides off into the sunset. Tonight, President Obama may utter the clichéd words, "The state of our union is strong!" If he does, it's just one more lie upon the pile. Obama will probably boast he brought the country back from the financial brink and try to argue that the American economy is doing well. (Avoiding "the brink" only took $8 trillion in new debt.) He will undoubtedly boast of...
  • Washington Post Column: Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president

    01/12/2016 10:37:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/12/2016 | By Mary Brigid McManamon
    Mary Brigid McManamon is a constitutional law professor at Widener University’s Delaware Law School. __________________________________________________ Donald Trump is actually right about something: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is not a natural-born citizen and therefore is not eligible to be president or vice president of the United States. The Constitution provides that "No person except a natural born citizen .?.?. shall be eligible to the office of President." The concept of "natural born" comes from the common law, and it is that law the Supreme Court has said we must turn to for the concept's definition. On this subject, the common law...
  • Natural Born Citizenship: An archaic presidential qualification

    01/12/2016 6:34:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 164 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2016 | Jonathan F. Keller
    I rarely agree with liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, but she’s recently penned two pieces that actually make sense.  Though Marcus is a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, she acknowledged a couple weeks ago that Donald Trump’s threat to go after the Democrat frontrunner for enabling her sexually predatory husband was perfectly legitimate.  Now, as Ted Cruz is under attack from Trump (and some on the left) for being born in Canada, she’s sensibly calling for the end of the presidential natural-born citizen test. I heard a lot about this test from a young age.  My father was...
  • Something Trump Can't Buy

    01/10/2016 3:40:51 PM PST · by pax_et_bonum · 115 replies
    If Donald Trump wins the presidency and succeeds in doing what he says he will do he will be assured a position in history as one of our very greatest presidents.
  • Ted Nugent on Joe Pags- "Ted Cruz would be best President this country ever saw..."

    01/07/2016 4:31:04 PM PST · by Mac n Jac · 18 replies
    WOAI- Joe Pags Show ^ | 01/06/2016 | WOAI - Joe Pags Show
    Fantastic interview but at about the 18:50 mark Ted and Pags mention Ted Cruz. The Nuge said (and I'm paraphrasing) that Ted would make the best President this country ever saw. I agree and was happy to hear him say that.
  • McCain knifes Cruz: Um, I don't know if he's a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

    01/07/2016 2:50:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Hot ^ | January 7, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via BuzzFeed, this makes three big names from three very different sectors of the party suddenly questioning Cruz’s eligibility. McCain represents the establishmentarians; Rand Paul represents libertarians; and Donald Trump represents … whatever the hell Trumpism is. It seems we’ve reached the “any weapon to hand” stage among Cruz’s political enemies. Which is interesting in ol’ Mav’s case, since his 2008 campaign against Obama will forever be remembered by grassroots righties for his refusal to go kitchen-sink on O. In the end, I guess the “wacko birds” were the real threat all along. May the McCain/Paul/Trump alliance last a thousand...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Can be President

    01/06/2016 8:21:08 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 16 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | Aug 26, 2013 | Ilya Shapiro
    As we head into a potential government shutdown over the funding of Obamacare, the iconoclastic junior senator from Texas -- love him or hate him -- continues to stride across the national stage. With his presidential aspirations as big as everything in his home state, by now many know what has never been a secret: Ted Cruz was born in Canada. (Full disclosure: I'm Canadian myself, with a green card. Also, Cruz has been a friend since his days representing Texas before the Supreme Court.) But does that mean that Cruz's presidential ambitions are gummed up with maple syrup or...
  • Trump Pummels Media, Opponents Before Record Crowd in Mississippi

    01/03/2016 10:55:08 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jan 2016 | Jeff Poor
    BILOXI, MS – On a chilly January evening, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump addressed an overflowing crowd at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum – at a rally billed as the largest presidential campaign event in Mississippi history. Trump’s wide-ranging speech touched on topics from “Trojan horse” Syrian refugees and trade deals to Common Core, the Iran nuclear deal, illegal immigration and ISIS. He told the audience that although he has not spent the most money of the GOP candidates he will begin to spend more in order to avoid taking “any chances.” Trump, however, argued his campaign should be a model...
  • Next President's Second Task

    01/03/2016 5:48:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | January 3, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Many people do not understand the inability of the Republicans to accomplish more in Washington. They can certainly put a stall on many of President Obama's appointments, especially judges who will outlast this president's term, but the president has too much power. If we look forward to the next president, who will be a Republican -- short of a fit of stupidity -- that person will have a lot to do and it is clear what their second task will be. The obvious first task is to review all of Mr. Obama's executive orders, many of which are lawless, and...
  • America Will Elect Its First Latino President — and Other New Year’s Predictions

    12/31/2015 1:25:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/30/2015 | David French
    New Year's predictions are always perilous. The only thing that's truly predictable is that unpredicted events will upset the most-careful plans and surprise the most-seasoned professionals. Look no further than Donald Trump's shocking rise and enduring popularity as proof that pundits and consultants often don't know half as much as we think we know. But it takes more than a few surprises to drive us out of the prediction business. So with full knowledge that everything I say is liable to be proven wrong within days or weeks, here goes with a few, modest predictions for 2016: America will...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rubio Defends NSA Spying on Netanyahu In Private, Condemns It In Public

    12/30/2015 7:15:14 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 30, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    BOONE, IOWA – Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% privately defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, even as he publicly condemned the practice. Rubio and his ally Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) 86% discussed the matter privately in a room away from reporters early Wednesday morning at the Royal Amsterdam Hotel in Pella, Iowa. The two men talked before they set out on a three-stop Iowa campaign tour to showcase Gowdy’s endorsement of Rubio. This reporter heard the conversation while picking up a laptop computer and other materials left in a back...
  • Is America ready for a non-Christian president?

    12/30/2015 7:02:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/29/2015 | Sreedhar Potarazu
    <p>In 2008, our nation broke through a barrier, electing an African-American to be president of the United States.</p> <p>In 2016, another barrier may very well be broken. All polls indicate that a woman or a Latino has a very good chance of being elected to be our 45th president.</p>
  • Obama unwittingly reveals in interview the real reason he ran for president

    12/29/2015 4:11:23 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-29-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama said this...I will tell you as president, if you are interested just because you like the title or you like the trappings or you like the power or the fame or the celebrity, that side of it wears off pretty quick. At least it has for me. Uhhhhh huh... Maybe the liberal interviewing Obama (it sounds like I'm taking that for granted, the quote originated from an NPR interview, so...) had the his critical thinking switch slide off because it was located on the smooth part of his brain known as his brain, but any half-brained dim wit couldn't...
  • FLASHBACK: Ted Cruz Joins Glenn Beck to Deliver Soccer Balls, Teddy Bears To Illegal Aliens

    12/26/2015 2:48:48 PM PST · by montag813 · 147 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 7/19/2014 | Suzanne Hamner
    Just when you think things can’t get any crazier with the illegal alien invasion of the United States through our porous southern border, it does. The hullabaloo occurring because of “children” crossing the border, which the mainstream media touts as the majority of crossers in opposition to actual fact, is producing controversy between upholding the law and breaking the law. Glenn Beck is taking soccer balls and teddy bears along with meals and clothing to the Texas border to “help” these children using his own money and money he solicited from his followers. The surprise in all of this is...
  • Ted Cruz’s Opponents Use the Heads-I-Win-Tails-You-Lose Attack

    12/26/2015 1:46:47 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Redstate ^ | December 26, 2015 | Streiff
    One of the negatives that has been hung on Ted Cruz is that he is too abrasive to win. Over and over you read about his “likability” problem with no greater definition ever put forward much larger than “I don’t like him.” An for the record, I call bull**** on “likability” as anything more substantial than one of the many old wives’s tales put forward by failed political consultants to shift blame onto the candidate they recently schlonged (I believe that is the technical term). It could conceivably be a factor in very close elections with a very stupid electorate...