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  • See Cory Run

    12/06/2018 10:13:26 AM PST · by billorites · 32 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 6, 2018 | Adam Rubenstein
    “This is before and this is after. Before and after,” Cory Booker is saying on Snapchat. He’s just met a young fan with an Afro and is drawing the contrast to his own shiny bald head. It’s a routine he will repeat again later in the day and as he crisscrosses the country before the midterms. The New Jersey senator can’t say no to a selfie. If you are standing around looking idle, he’ll probably ask you to take one and upload the photo to his social media accounts for his millions of followers. Social media are Booker’s bread and...
  • Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala Is 'Pissed Off'

    11/01/2018 4:57:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 50 replies
    Health Leaders Media ^ | 11/1/2018 | Jack O'Brien
    Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala is in, perhaps, the tightest congressional race in this year's midterm election cycle.Shalala, who headed the department for eight years under former President Bill Clinton and previously served as the president of the University of Miami, is the Democratic nominee campaigning to represent Florida's 27th congressional district. The polls have her neck-and-neck in a race where healthcare issues, specifically the lack of Medicaid expansion in Florida and the future of the Affordable Care Act, have taken center stage. Shalala spoke to HealthLeaders about why she's frustrated with the Trump administration's approach to the healthcare system...
  • Colin Kaepernick discusses “independence” while in Ghana

    07/05/2017 5:31:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 5, 2017 | Darin Gantt
    Colin Kaepernick spent his Independence Day in a place where many people lost theirs. The former 49ers quarterback posted on social media yesterday about his trip to Ghana, where he visited former slave trading sites as well as touring local villages and a hospital. He posted a short video of the trip, along with the Frederick Douglass quote: “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?”
  • Why Bernie Sanders doesn't participate in organized religion

    01/27/2016 1:46:04 PM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/16 | Frances Stead Sellers
    Growing up, Bernie Sanders followed the path of many young American Jews. He went to Hebrew school, was bar mitzvahed and traveled to Israel to work on a kibbutz. But as an adult, Sanders drifted away from Jewish customs. And as his bid for the White House gains momentum, he has the chance to make history. Not just as the first Jewish president — but as one of the few modern presidents to present himself as not religious. "I am not actively involved with organized religion," Sanders said in a recent interview. Sanders said he believes in God, though not...
  • Don’t Listen To Trump: Here’s the Truth About Carly Fiorina’s Business Record

    09/16/2015 6:40:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    IJReview ^ | 09/16/2015 | Liz Mair
    Earlier this week, someone who had read my piece about Donald Trump’s less-than-A+ record in business asked me if I’d write something about Carly Fiorina’s business record and why I think despite Democratic and Trumpette knocks on it, it actually indicates that she would do a good job as President (full disclosure: I have worked with and consulted for Carly Fiorina in the past). With that in mind, here goes nothing.First, let’s start broad brush, with the basic recognition that Carly Fiorina is a self-made woman. Unlike Trump, she comes from a family of academic types, not business people—let alone...
  • As War Closes In, Syria’s Assad Puts Emphasis on Living a Normal Life

    08/26/2015 7:29:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | RAJA ABDULRAHIM
    On the day in May when Islamic State militants raised their black flag above the ancient city of Palmyra, the Damascus Opera House featured a singer in a rumpled black suit belting out traditional Arabic ballads. Members of the audience were herded together so the half-empty auditorium appeared full on state television, and the crowd whistled, clapped and danced in the aisles for the benefit of the cameras. This week, as the extremist militants blew up a 2,000-year-old temple in Palmyra, the opera house in the capital 150 miles to the west prepared to open an art exhibit. “It is...
  • Hey Merkel and Other Appeasers, Your Idiot 'Peace Deal' with Putin is Going Just Great...

    02/20/2015 7:16:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps we can try another once he's in Kiev... or Riga As previously noted here, thinking all at the table are negotiating in good-faith (when dealing with serially-dishonest former KGB agents who want to take things from you) is probably not a very good idea- when what we ought to be doing is arming the Ukrainians to the teeth and putting troops in Poland to exhibit (residual) NATO resolve. The Russians' completely ignoring the latest Minsk accord and continuing to slaughter Ukrainian citizens in the name of 'Novorossiya' without pause should be all the evidence any thinking person would need to...
  • Understanding Rand Paul: When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong

    02/10/2015 10:57:26 AM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ben Domenech
    There’s a lot of attention given to the art of explicating the motivations of Rand Paul, and the disparate coalition he’s attempting to bring together in his fledgling 2016 campaign. The latest is from the New York Times, which adopts the classic understanding of Paul, the politician: “As he works to build a broad national following, Mr. Paul is trying to stitch together very disparate worlds. There are those who are young, more affluent and likely to vote Democratic. There are the establishment, center-right elements of the Republican Party. And there are his most ardent libertarian fans who are...
  • Kerry as Churchill

    05/08/2014 6:57:37 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04-30-2014 | Brent Budowsky
    Looking across the landscape of world affairs, from sectarian carnage to Middle East instability, from climate change that threatens the earth to a Russian dictator who threatens security in Europe, from the bellicosity of China to nuclear issues with North Korea and Iran, if there is a Winston Churchill of modern times who issues warnings and offers solutions, it is Secretary of State John Kerry. Since the founding of Israel in 1948, Israel has had no better friend than John Kerry. His aspirations and efforts for Middle East peace might soon be dead, and if they are, historians will long...
  • Obama's Greatest Achievement - Re-Establishing the Soviet Union

    04/22/2014 5:05:01 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/17/2014 | Moneyrunner
    People who see the world through the lens of domestic politics label ObamaCare as Barack Obama’s signature achievement. They are wrong. Obama has had a much greater, and more ominous achievement in the geopolitical arena. What did Obama really have in mind when he told Medvedev that after his re-election he would have greater flexibility? As he assumed office, the world was uni-polar and the US was the sole superpower. Five years into his Presidency, Iraq is reverting to sectarian warfare and becoming an Iranian client state. Afghanistan is slipping away as fast as American troops are leaving. Egypt was...
  • Why Putin’s Adventure in Ukraine Is Doomed

    04/16/2014 6:21:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 51 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4/16/14 | David Francis
    From Russian President Vladimir Putin’s perspective, the plan to annex parts of Ukraine probably goes something like this: take Crimea; ignite Russian nationalism in parts of the country where ties to Moscow run deep; then incite anti-Ukrainian protests in these places and use the protests as an excuse to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine and annex it -- just as he did in Crimea. “It is classic Russian foreign policy to try to destabilize a country before it completely takes it over,” said Edward Goldberg, a professor at Baruch College and the New York University Center for Global Affairs....
  • Top conservative: 2016 not Ted Cruz's turn, favors Mike Pence-Rand Paul ticket (Guess who?)

    04/08/2014 12:59:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn't the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run. Often called the “funding father” of conservatism for pioneering direct mail fundraising, Richard A. Viguerie believes that the Texas senator is a “game changer” for the movement but that the best way to beat Clinton is with a candidate from outside the beltway. “I don't think it would be best for the conservative...
  • Criticism: US-TV Praises Administration's Bin-Laden Raid Just Prior to Elections (Japan News)

    11/04/2012 10:38:43 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies
    Yahoo! Japan (translated to English) ^ | 5 November 2012 | Washington D.C. Jiji Press Bureau
    Translation Synopsis: (Summary from Japanese): "Criticism is coming out over the airing by the US cable TV National Geographic, only two days before the US Presidential election where Obama seeks reelection, a docu-drama about the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden which puts Mr. Obama in a politically positive light. The criticisms say that essentially the documentary is a propaganda adjunct of the Obama Re-election effort itself. The 90-minute program was funded and directed by big supporters of Mr. Obama's re-election. In the depiction, actual news footage of President Obama is used, leading to complaints by news media that...
  • Learning compromise from Chief Justice Roberts and Aung San Suu Kyi

    07/02/2012 9:29:45 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/1/12 | Fred Hiatt Editorial Page Editor
    Chief Justice John Roberts last week did something that, in polarized Washington, may turn out to be more important than saving Obamacare. He showed that compromise can be consistent with principle. More than that: He showed that compromise, for someone who respects and knows how to use the democratic process, can be the best way to advance principle.
  • Behind the Scenes, Christian Right Leaders Rally Behind Rick Perry

    07/05/2011 5:17:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    Time-Swampland ^ | July 5, 2011 | Amy Sullivan
    In early June, TIME has learned, a group of prominent figures on the Christian Right held a conference call to discuss their dissatisfaction with the current GOP presidential field, and agreed that Rick Perry would be their preferred candidate if he entered the race. Among those on the call were Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council; David Barton, the Texas activist and go-to historian for the Christian Right; and John Hagee, the controversial San Antonio pastor whose endorsement John McCain rejected in 2008. Religious conservatives have often played a substantial role in choosing past Republican nominees, but leaders on...
  • First lady says laughter is key to togetherness

    02/13/2011 1:20:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 13, 2011 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON – Here's Michelle Obama's advice for couples this Valentine's Day: laugh with your partner. She says it's what she and President Barack Obama do, and it seems to be working.
  • POLITICO: Barack and Michelle Obama show affection, on and off the trail (MEGA HURL!)

    10/15/2010 3:09:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    POLITICO ^ | October 15, 2010 | AMIE PARNES & KARIN TANABE
    With their hand holding, sidelong glances, lingering hugs, date nights and, of course, famous fist bumps, Barack and Michelle Obama have certainly made their fair share of public displays of affection. And they preach what they practice, too. Take, for instance, a moment last month at the Clinton Global Initiative, when Obama introduced his wife as his better half. “Bill Clinton understands where I’m coming from here,” Obama said. “He knows what it’s like to be married to somebody who’s smarter, somebody who’s better looking, somebody who’s just all around a little more impressive than you are.” “I feel grateful...
  • Democrats Want to Destroy Fiorina and Angle

    06/11/2010 1:16:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 796+ views
    human events ^ | 6/11/10 | Roger Hedgecock
    Carly Fiorina overcame a competitive field to decisively win the California Republican Senate primary election, earning the right to compete against incumbent Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer in the November election. Sharron Angle came from way behind to win decisively in the Nevada Republican primary election, earning the right to compete against incumbent Democrat Sen. Harry Reid in November. What is not yet publicly known is the scorched-earth negative campaigns already beginning against both of these Republican women.
  • Tea Party Tax Lessons (Kudlow Report's interview of Carly Fiorina)

    06/10/2010 7:59:18 PM PDT · by red flanker · 9 replies · 611+ views
    CNBC ^ | June 10, 2010 | Larry Kudlow
    Kudlow:Carly, welcome back. Congratulations. You really--stunning victory yesterday, just knocked off everybody. We've got--we invited, by the way, your opponent, Barbara Boxer. She politely declined. I'm not shocked by that, but she did. But what we do have is a sound bite from Miss Boxer. We have a sound bite from Barbara Boxer. She's already attacking you, and she's already getting into the mud. And what I...Ms. Fiorina: What a shock.Kudlow: I know. It's a shocking development. And I want to give you a chance. Let's put the sound bite from her making an attack on you. Let's let you...
  • The Man Who Would Be Czar (BARF Puff piece interview in Motor Trend) (Ron Bloom)

    05/29/2010 12:58:40 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Motor Trend ^ | March 2010 (issue of motor trend) | Todd Lassa
    The Man Who Would Be Czar: Treasury Department's Chief Auto Industry Advisor Takes Pragmatic Approach to Saving GM and Chrysler ... Nevertheless, Wagoner's firing, or even that of his replacement, Fritz Henderson, under GM chairman and now CEO Ed Whitacre, serves as ammunition for critics of Obama's "socialist" handling of the economy and business. Bloom describes his involvement with GM, postbankruptcy, as much more arm's length, in keeping with Obama's insistence that the federal government wants to run no car companies.