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  • James Foley Beheading Likely Fake, Staged Experts Say

    08/24/2014 7:28:24 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 54 replies
    News.com.au ^ | August 25, 2014 | News.com.au
    DRUDGE REPORT: PAPER: Foley video with Briton was staged, experts say... London hip-hop artist Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary key suspect in hunt for killer of American journalist James Foley News.com.au August 25, 2014 http://www.news.com.au/world/london-hiphop-artist-abdelmajed-abdel-bary-key-suspect-in-hunt-for-killer-of-american-journalist-james-foley/story-fndir2ev-1227034541900 THE beheading of American journalist, James Foley, at the hands of ISIS militants shocked the world but forensic experts have revealed the video was probably staged, with the murder happening off camera. The UK Times reported that an international forensic science company, which has worked for police forces across Britain, said there is no question Foley was beheaded but that camera trickery and post-production techniques look to...
  • #FAIL: HB 1224 dies. Thom The Therrible learns karma is a female dog.

    08/21/2014 10:18:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    The Speaker of The House tried to ram through a bill containing a smorgasbord of odds-and-ends spending desired by the governor and various special interests. It got shot down once in the GOP caucus. It got shot down on the House floor Friday in a late-in-the-day revolt. Speaker Tillis and his allies took the hardball route this week. They loaded up the legislation with even more pork, and threatened non-compliant conservatives with a potential ouster from the GOP caucus. Once that shenanigan went public, things continued to go south for the speaker. He took some tough questions during a Monday...
  • Al Sharpton: 'Rand Paul Is Right'

    08/15/2014 10:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 14, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"Rand Paul is right," Rev. Al Sharpton said on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Friday after the Kentucky Senator empathized with African-Americans who believe their rights were threatened by police officers. Paul published a TIME op-ed on Thursday discussing the issue of the "militarization" of the police force and what it meant in the showdown between police officers and protestors in Ferguson, Missouri reacting to the shooting death of Michael Brown. "Given the racial disparities in our criminal justice system, it is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them," Paul wrote, after criticizing the racial...
  • Rand Paulís op-ed on Ferguson shows why he is the most interesting voice in the GOP right now

    08/14/2014 8:16:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 14, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Even as criticism of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and other prominent politicians began to mount for their lack of comment on the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, Mo., Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul penned a thought-provoking op-ed on the situation in Time magazine. "If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off," Paul writes. "But, I wouldn't have expected to be shot." He goes on to make the case for a demilitarization of the police in America within the framework of a broader criticism...
  • With Ferguson essay, Rand Paul proves a very different Republican

    08/14/2014 9:04:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    Wn or loseóand thereís no question heís runningóRand Paul has firmly established himself as the most intriguing Republican eyeing the White House in 2016. Thursday brought fresh evidence as the Kentucky senator leaped headlong into the racial cauldron that is Ferguson, Mo., with a bluntly stated Time magazine essay on the police shooting of Michael Brown. Weighing in was hardly a surprise; there are flies circling honey pots with more restraint than a politician given a chance to hold forth on the issue of the day.
  • Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.

    08/14/2014 2:33:58 PM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 14, 2014 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY
    A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election. Certified results of the June 24 runoff show Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes. But McDaniel says his campaign found thousands of irregularities, including about 3,500 people who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and June 24 runoff. Mississippi voters don't register by party, but such crossover voting is prohibited.
  • Rand Paul: If you don't realize race skews the justice system, you're not paying attention

    08/14/2014 7:11:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 70 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 14, 2014 at 3:37 PM | Matt Bradwell
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- In an op-ed for Time magazine, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spoke to concerns about the role big government is playing in over-policing protestors in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of Michael Brown's death at the hands of local police.Paul, who has recently emerged as a vocal critic of the role race plays in the criminal justice system, continued to speak to his concerns about "big government" through the lens of police, writing, "There is a legitimate role for the police to keep the peace, but there should be a difference between a police response and...
  • Barack Obama Swept Aside The Entire Free Syrian Army In One Sentence

    08/10/2014 1:14:45 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Updated August 09, 2014 | Michael B Kelley
    ďWhen you get farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before going up against a ruthless opposition in Assad, the notion that they were in a position to suddenly overturn not only Assad but also ruthless, highly trained jihadists if we just sent a few arms is a fantasy.Ē - Barack Obama to CBS on June 22 Editor's note: Obama reiterated the statement to Tom Friedman of The New York Times in an interview published on August 9. In one sentence, U.S. President Barack Obama disregarded the thousands of soldiers who defected from the Syrian Army since the uprising...
  • Scathing Anti-West Editorial in German Handelsblatt; Reader Emails on "Small Price to Pay"

    08/10/2014 9:44:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Yesterday, a reader told me about a must-read article in the German financial newspaper Handelsblatt. Having no details other than it was a"must read" I failed to locate the article after attempting translations of the Handelsblatt home page. Zero Hedge did find the article, entitled "West on the Wrong Path". It turns out, there is a version of the editorial in German, English, and Russian. Citing parallels to WWI, author Gabor Steingart, publisher of Handelsblatt, Germanyís leading financial newspaper, blasts the Western response (especially US and German) response to the situation in Ukraine. "Small Price to Pay" vs. "West on...
  • A History Lesson For Jesse Ventura on His Hero Che Guevara

    08/08/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    ďI respect the fact that he would die for his convictions. So a mirror of Che Guevara has a profound place in my house. Iím not the least ashamed to say that when I go to wash my hands I look at Che,Ē gloats Jesse Ventura. "The jury saw the evidence,Ē gloats Jesse Ventura regarding his judicial victory over Chris Kyleís widow. ďAnd the jury found that I had been defamedÖ.Chris Kyle did lie and Jesse Ventura told the truth. I am a victim here." ďJudicial evidence is an archaic bourgeois detail. We execute (and jail and torture and steal)...
  • Ron Paul: US Ďhiding truthí on downed Malaysian plane

    08/10/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/14 06:08 PM EDT | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) accused the U.S. government of ďhidingĒ the truth behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine last month. ďThe U.S. government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a Buk anti-aircraft missile,Ē Paul said on his news website Thursday. [Ö] ďItís hard to believe that the U.S., with all of its spy satellites available for monitoring everything in Ukraine, that precise proof of who did what and when is not available,Ē the former lawmaker and GOP...
  • Rand Paul Can Run, But He Canít Hide From Latino Voters in 2016

    08/09/2014 11:27:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | August 8, 2014 | Cesar Vargas and Erika Andiola
    Last Sunday in Iowa, the two of us had the opportunity to meet Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. After we identified ourselves as ďDREAMersĒó undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children ó what we intended to be a civil, serious discussion turned into a tense confrontation with King. That tense confrontation became a viral Internet sensation when Paul fled the scene in the middle of eating a hamburger. Hereís the whole story. Originally, we had travelled to Iowa to meet other DREAMers and Iowans from Kingís district. King is one of the...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-06 : Obama, Buchanan, and Baldwin -- The Cost of Rejecting Reality

    08/07/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-06 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 6, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Obama, Buchanan, and Baldwin -- The Cost of Rejecting Reality ===================================================== President Obama is in serious danger of joining a select group of disastrous leaders who put their people and their country in desperate circumstances that cost lives and risked ruinous defeat. Almost everywhere you look around the world, the situation is worse for the United States and worse for freedom than when President Obama took officeóin many cases catastrophically so. There isnít much sign that he recognizes this or is particularly concerned. Iraq is the most obvious (and potentially most dangerous) example....
  • Rand Paul's 3-Day Iowa Trip Sends Democrats on the Attack

    08/09/2014 12:08:50 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8 August 2014 | Cathy Burke
    While Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests the Republican waters for a possible White House run, Democrats are attacking, even this early in the nominating process, The Daily Beast reports. During the junior senator's recent three-day trip to Iowa, where the first presidential caucuses will be held in 17 months, the Democratic National Committee sent out 10 press releases about Paul's activities and speeches, the news site reports. A senior aide for Paul views the press releases in a positive light for the senator. "What it can tell you as a political observer is that they recognize what we're trying to...
  • #NCSEN: Rasmussen, Rove conspiring to create illusion of Tillis momentum?

    08/09/2014 12:55:53 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Rasmussen Reports ó a polling firm with close ties to Karl Rove and the Bush political organization Ė has released their ďlatestĒ polling on the North Carolina US Senate race. It purports to show Republican Thom Tillis at 45 percent, Kay Hagan at 40 percent, 6 percent for ďOtherĒ and 9 percent ďUndecided.Ē (SNIP) The only polls Iíve seen showing Tillis ahead are these Rasmussen surveys, and one from Civitas right after the May primary. Just two days ago, Civitas releases a poll showing Hagan leading Tillis by TWO. Tillis is also woefully behind Hagan in fundraising. And the DC...
  • 7/17: New Hampshire 2016 Could Be Swing State

    08/03/2014 3:30:16 PM PDT · by Plummz · 161 replies
    Marist College ^ | 7/17/14 | Marist Poll
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in a close contest against potential GOP rival, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in a 2016 general election matchup in New Hampshire. Clinton has single-digit leads against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio. She has a wider lead over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. But, only against Cruz is Clinton supported by more than 50% of New Hampshire voters. Clinton does better than each of her potential opponents among independent voters. The gender gap in all of these matchups is wide....
  • BREAKING: Rand Paul To Shed Isolationist Image with Speech at National Defense University (VIDEO)

    08/03/2014 3:36:03 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | August 3 2014 | Jay Stephenson
    On CNN's Inside Politics, Politicoís Mike Allen reported on an new effort by Rand Paul to address the current view that he is allegedly an isolationist, reports Political Ticker. Allen said on the show that Rand is planning a high-profile speech at the National Defense University this fall to address critics, and attempt to reposition himself on the foreign policy spectrum. ďHeís going to argue that heís smack in the middle - the same place that George H.W. Bush was, that Reagan was, and that Ike was,Ē said Allen. There will be a lot of truth in Rand's attempt to...
  • UK Union Leader Backs Pro-Putin Rebels in Ukraine

    08/03/2014 11:12:00 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | NICK HALLETT
    The chief-of-staff of Britainís biggest trade union has launched a group supporting pro-Putin separatists in Ukraine. Andrew Murray, who is one of the most powerful figures in the Unite union, spoke at the inaugural meeting of campaign group Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Resistance in Ukraine (SARU), in which he branded the Western-backed Kiev government as "fascist" and derided Prince Charles for comparing Putin to Hitler. The Mail on Sunday reports that Mr Murray, who was introduced as representing the Communist Party of Britain, rather than the Unite union, added: "We have to take a stand here in Britain, which is...
  • Three Cheers for Ryanís Plan

    08/02/2014 4:55:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Representative Paul Ryan has a bold, ambitious proposal ďExpanding Opportunity in America,Ē to completely remake the American welfare state. Along the way he would also change the federal governmentís approach to education, revamp what we are doing in our prison system and much more. Here is a surprise. Although Ryanís approach is based on well-known conservative ideas, some on the left are actually praising parts of the proposal Ė including the editorial page of the Washington Post. Ryanís plan shows something I have believed for a long time. All the innovative thinking on how to solve public policy problems for...
  • Why Republicans Lose (calls Ryan's budget proposal for 2015 ďthe height of political stupidity")

    08/02/2014 4:14:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-1-2014 | David Horowitz
    Earlier this year, congressman and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan released a proposed budget for 2015. It contains an impressive list of cuts projecting a $5.1 trillion savings over ten years. It is also the height of political stupidity and an example of everything that cripples Republicans in their battles with the left.If you are going to make budget cuts, you do it. You donít telegraph it. Paul Ryan canít even make budget cuts unless Republicans win the White House and he has just made it harder for them to do it.For starters, Ryanís list of cuts includes the...
  • Pushing locals aside, Russians Take Top Rebel Posts in East Ukraine

    07/27/2014 10:17:12 AM PDT · by FreeReign · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:16am EDT | GABRIELA BACZYNSKA AND ALEKSANDAR VASOVIC
    As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations. After what he described as successful talks with unnamed people there, he returned to the rebel stronghold of Donetsk to introduce a new senior figure in his self-proclaimed republic, a compatriot seasoned in the pro-Russian separatist movement in Moldova and a war between Russia and Georgia.
  • Ukraine: Ukrainian Army Defeated The Huge Armored Column Militants Near Torrez

    Ukrainian army defeated the huge armored column militants near Torrez According to Igor Burkut "Rovenky held column of regular troops - Concerted crews of combat vehicles, artillery calculations. From air attack column covered two ZSU-23-2 trucks. A classic militia would ride on conventional trucks, pickups, buses. Their weapons would be unsuited - from hunting rifles and museum to the PCA captured AK-74 and a variety of machine guns and mortars. Immediately visible - the same type weapons, the soldiers prepared. So they transferred from abroad, and then recently - has not had time to pull. "
  • Ron Paul Defends Russia After Malaysian Plane Crash

    07/21/2014 11:03:00 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Nusiness Insider ^ | 7/21/14 | Colin Campbell
    Former Congressman Ron Paul defended the Russian government on Sunday and slammed Western leaders for spreading "propaganda" after a Malaysian Airlines plane was allegedly shot down by Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine. "Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said," the former presidential candidate wrote. "While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report." One of those unreported things, Paul claimed in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, was the...
  • Rand Paul: Ask Dick Cheney about Iraq War

    06/20/2014 9:27:12 PM PDT · by boycott · 143 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 6/20/14 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants to turn the tables on those who are questioning President Barack Obamaís handling of the draw down of troops in Iraq. In an interview with NBCís ďMeet the PressĒ that will air Sunday, when host David Gregory asked Paul if he found former Vice President Dick Cheney to be a credible critic of the president, Paul responded ďI think the same questions could be asked of those who supported the Iraq War. You know, were they right in their predictions? Were there weapons of mass destruction there? Was the war won in 2005, when many...
  • Rand Paul: Blame Dick Cheney for Iraq violence, not Obama

    06/22/2014 7:23:32 PM PDT · by kingattax · 69 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | June 22, 2014 | ByJAKE MILLER
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., offered some bipartisan backup to President Obama on the subject of Iraq Sunday, saying many critics who blame the president for the ferocious Islamist insurgency there, like former Vice President Dick Cheney, should take a look in the mirror. "I don't blame President Obama," Paul told NBC News. "Has he really got the solution? Maybe there is no solution." Paul said those who have questioned the president's approach to the recent surge in violence should ask the same questions of those who supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq: "Were they right in their predictions? Were there...
  • Rand Paul Defends President Obama From Dick Cheney

    06/20/2014 12:02:44 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/20/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) defended President Obama from former vice president Dick Cheneyís critiques of his policy in Iraq, saying that he faults Cheney and the rest of President George W. Bushís team for launching an invasion of Iraq that ultimately strengthened Iran. ďWhatís going on now, I donít blame on President Obama,Ē Paul told NBCís David Gregory. ďBut I do blame the Iraq War on the chaos that is in the Middle East. I also blame those who were for the Iraq war for emboldening Iran.Ē
  • Shoebat: Our aiding and abetting the Free Syrian Army (and Benghazi video connection to Obama)

    06/28/2014 10:00:26 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 6 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | June 27, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Walid Shoebat says that quagmire that is going on in Iraq is just going to increase and there isnít much America can do about it at this point. But when it comes to what started this quagmire in Iraq, Walid blames the US for Ďaiding and abettingí the Free Syrian Army in Syria, which we all know is a terrorist group: Weíre indirectly aiding and abetting an Al-Qaeda like operation, when it comes to Syria, and thatís what started the quagmire. Our aiding and abetting the Free Syrian Army ó which is a terrorist group and weíve been showing this...
  • PIPES: Turkeyís support for ISIS Islamist terrorists

    06/26/2014 10:12:08 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/17/2014 | Daniel Pipes
    ...Ankara may deny helping ISIS, but the evidence for this is overwhelming. ďAs we have the longest border with Syria,Ē writes Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a Turkish newspaper columnist, ďTurkeyís support was vital for the jihadists in getting in and out of the country.Ē Indeed, the ISIS strongholds not coincidentally cluster close to Turkeyís frontiers. Kurds, academic experts and the Syrian opposition agree that Syrians, Turks (estimated to number 3,000), and foreign fighters (especially Saudis, but also a fair number of Westerners) have crossed the Turkish-Syrian border at will, often to join ISIS. What Turkish journalist Kadri Gursel calls a ďtwo-way...
  • Laura Ingraham: Rand Paul is almost as bad as Jeb Bush on amnesty

    06/23/2014 2:35:52 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 29 replies
    "Rand Paul took, I think, a really wrong-headed step on the immigration issue last week. I mean, heís not completely where Jeb is, but almost!"
  • Seize opportunity presented by Grothman

    06/22/2014 4:34:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    We have a tremendous opportunity here in the 6th Congressional District. It didn't just ďhappen," it was created by a known architect of opportunity, Glenn Grothman. Glenn Grothman comes to serve Wisconsin not by sticking his finger in the air to gauge the political winds. Instead, he lights up a jet powered turbo fan to create his own winds of change. While serving in the Wisconsin State Assembly, then Rep. Grothman recognized his state senator wasn't serving with the same conservative ideals held by the majority of the constituency, so he challenged and beat Sen. Mary Panzer in the Republican...
  • Paul: 'I'm not willing to send my son' into Iraq

    06/22/2014 2:14:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 22, 2014 | Jason Seher
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One U.S. lawmaker firmly believes the United States should keep its sons and daughters out of Iraq's increasingly tangled and bloody conflict. "I'm not willing to send my son into that mess," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on Sunday. Appearing on "State of the Union," Paul acknowledged that while the chaos in Iraq intensifies by the day, he believes advances by jihadist Sunni militants on Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shiite government forces do not pose an immediate threat to U.S. national security. Though he refused to rule out some kind of U.S. assistance, Paul...
  • WATCH Ė Rand Paul: Stopping A Terror Attack On The U.S. Is Not ĎA Clear-Cut American Interestí

    06/22/2014 2:42:14 PM PDT · by JihadiKiller · 26 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 06/22/2014 | Jack Flash
    ďYes, we should prevent them exporting terror, but Iím not so sure where the clear-cut American interest is.Ē Hello? You just laid out the the clear-cut American interest and then said you didnít know where it was. ISIS has made it clear that they intend to use the resources of Iraq to launch terror attacks on the U.SÖ.
  • Dick Cheney: Rand Paul Is Wrong On Foreign Policy

    06/22/2014 10:48:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 167 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/22/2014 | Hunter Walker
    ormer Vice President Dick Cheney fired back Sunday after Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) criticized his position on Iraq. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Cheney argued Paul, who is widely seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, is an "isolationist" who doesn't understand the "absolutely essential" need for America to be involved in the Middle East. "Now, Rand Paul and ‚ÄĒ by my standards, as I look at his ‚ÄĒ his philosophy, is basically an isolationist. That didn't work in the 1930s, it sure as heck won't work in the aftermath of 9/11, when 19 guys armed with...
  • Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    06/22/2014 9:01:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, June 22, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Sunni militants taking over Iraq have quickly gained power because the United States has armed their group in Syria. ďI think we have to understand first how we got here,Ē he said on CNNís ďState of the Union.Ē ďWe have been arming [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] ISIS in Syria.Ē ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, has been collaborating with the Syrian rebels whom the Obama administration has been arming in their efforts to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Paul explained. The administration has reportedly assisted the moderate opposition in Syria,...
  • Rand Paul Defends Obama Against Dick Cheney

    06/21/2014 8:58:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 20, 2014 | Pema Levy
    Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has waded into the ongoing blame game over who is responsible for the unfolding crisis in Iraq. A constant critic of President Barack Obama, this time the Republican presidential hopeful sided with the president and criticized the George W. Bush administration. Paulís intervention follows an op-ed written by Paul for the Wall Street Journal in which he criticizes President George W. Bushís decision to go to war to oust the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. ďMuch of the rationale for going to war did not measure upĒ to the ďWeinberger DoctrineĒ by which President Ronald Reagan decided...
  • Paul Blames Iraq Crisis on Bush Administration

    06/22/2014 9:05:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, June 22, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said he blames the current crisis in Iraq on those who backed the 2003 U.S. invasion, not President Obama. Paul was asked on NBCís ďMeet the PressĒ whether former Vice President Dick Cheney is a ďcredible criticĒ after he blasted Obama for his strategy for Iraq in an op-ed last week. ďI think the same questions could be asked of the same people who supported the Iraq war,Ē Paul said. ďWhatís going on now..I donít blame President Obama. I blame the Iraq war and I blame the people who supported the Iraq war for...
  • Rand Paul: No more aid to Christian-killers............

    06/21/2014 8:19:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 6/20/14 | William Murray
    "Rand Paul: No more aid to Christian-killers Exclusive: William Murray reports on senator's demand to Islamic-supporting Obama" Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., surprised several thousand people with the truth about Syria in a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference at the Omni Hotel in Washington, D.C., today. Most in the room were social conservatives and already knew that the administration of Barack Obama was arming Islamists in Syria who are killing Christians. The real surprise was a senator standing up in front of national TV news cameras and telling America that yes, your tax dollars are being used to...
  • Dave Brat rising: A better Ron Paul?

    06/16/2014 1:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2014 | Bernie Quigley
    Like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Dave Brat sends a shock through the New York/Washington axis. His victory shows a classic denial of political reality by the political establishment. It comes because the establishment holds fast to "the way we were" and won't let go. 'Twas ever thus, but all the money, all the influence, all the mainstream propaganda from Hollywood and the Eastern press cannot hold it back. The new century rises to new themes; the old falls away to ruins. I have been saying here that what we have been seeing...
  • The New Republicís Hit Job on Scott Walker: The Real Reason They Ran This Cover Story

    06/16/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/16/2014 | Ron Radosh
    With its cover story [1] on Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, The New Republic has hit an all-time low. Written by TNR Senior Editor Alec Macgillis, it reads as a commissioned hit job meant to lessen Walker¬ís chances of entering the GOP presidential race.Let¬ís start with the cover: superimposed over a photo of the governor standing by his desk is the title: ¬ďScott Walker is So Hot Right Now: Too bad he owes his success to a toxic strain of Racial Politics.¬Ē Inside the issue, the title becomes: ¬ďThe Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker: A Journey Through the Poisonous,...
  • Eric Cantorís Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot

    06/16/2014 3:05:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 15, 2014 | David Carr
    Itís now clear why the primary defeat of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, came so completely out of the blue last week: Beltway blindness that put a focus on fund-raising, power-brokering and partisan back-and-forth created a reality distortion field that obscured the will of the people. But that affliction was not Mr. Cantorís alone; it is shared by the political press. Reporters and commentators might want to pause and wipe the egg off their faces before they go on camera to cluck-cluck about how Mr. Cantor, Republican of Virginia, missed signs of the insurgency that took him out. There...
  • Why Big Business Fears the Tea Party: Dave Brat driving corporate America to the Democrats'

    06/16/2014 3:33:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/16/2014 | Michael Lind
    The primary election defeat of House majority leader Eric Cantor by the little-known Tea Party conservative David Brat has shocked business and financial elites as well as politicians and pundits. Conservative intellectuals such as Tim Carney have been arguing for a while that the right should adopt a new populism that targets ďcrony capitalismĒ and the collaboration of public and private elites at the expense of workers and small businesses. Brat is the first conservative candidate to have achieved a major electoral success by taking this line. He denounced Cantor for being too close to Wall Street and K Street,...
  • War Over Iraq! Brzezinski and McCain Battle on 'Morning Joe

    06/14/2014 6:04:49 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6-14-2014 | Jeff Dunitz
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/war-over-iraq-brzezinski-and-mccain-battle-morning-joe
  • Egyptian Army opens fire on Coptic Christian church

    02/28/2011 10:33:01 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 80 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | 2-28-2011 | Etric Dondero
    Video in post of actual attack (mildly graphic). Posted by http://religiopoliticaltalk.com/
  • Horrible. FR to Leave Concern Troll for Zot after posting DU talking points

    06/05/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-23-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in 2009 in Afghanistan. Four months ago, his family in Idaho received a letter from their son through the Red Cross. He was still alive. But sadly it looks like Barack Obama is going to leave US POW Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl behind. Obama will leave Bergdahl to rot in Afghanistan after US forces bail out next year.
  • Cantor edits mention of Amnesty off his website

    06/01/2014 7:55:00 PM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 1, 2014 | Tony Lee
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has been a prominent supporter of granting amnesty to the children of illegal immigrants and awarding more high-tech visas. Yet ten days before his primary against Dave Brat, his positions on those issues are absent from his website.
  • Every time thereís a mass murder, this Charlie Brooker video needs to be reposted

    Psychiatrists (and Charlie Brooker) offer insightful perspective on news coverage's perpetuation of mass shootings in schools. The bit with the psychiatrist is so perfect, shame is that the media is never ever going to stop covering shootings in this manner because it gets them so many viewers.
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the presidentís foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as ďone of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.Ē ďI know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,Ē Corker added, according...
  • Bull Elephant on PJ Media Report: Cantor Consultant Threatens to Break Republican Party of Virginia?

    05/19/2014 6:20:14 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 11 replies
    thebullelephant ^ | 5/15/2014 | Steve Albertson
    5/15/2014 Cantor Consultant Threatens to Break Republican Party of Virginia? By Steve Albertson | 18 Comments   According to an explosive new report by David Steinberg at PJ Media, Rep. Eric Cantor’s chief consultant, Ray Allen, has been telling people that he will essentially burn down the Republican Party of Virginia so that he and Cantor can assume control of its smoldering ruins. Slate-master Ray Allen Readers of The Bull Elephant are familiar with the strong-arm parliamentary tactics that have been employed by Ray Allen and his allies over the past months. Check here and here for recent articles exposing...
  • Cantor Aide: Iíll ĎBankruptí Virginia GOP, Install Allies, Rebuild It With Cantorís Donor Cash

    05/19/2014 6:27:50 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 26 replies
    pjmedia ^ | May 15th, 2014 - 7:05 am | David Steinberg
    (EXCLUSIVE) Eric Cantor‚Äôs Top Aide: I‚Äôll ‚ÄėBankrupt‚Äô Virginia GOP, Install Allies, Rebuild It With Cantor‚Äôs Donor Cash May 15th, 2014 - 7:05 am ¬† ¬† inShare2 Sources tell PJ Media that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor‚Äôs long-time top consultant, Ray Allen, has ‚Äúangrily‚ÄĚ stated to multiple individuals that¬†he intends to bankrupt the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV), to install his own people throughout all levels of RPV‚Äôs State Central Committee, and to rebuild the RPV with money from Eric Cantor‚Äôs donors.¬†Ray Allen is considered the ‚Äúbrain trust‚ÄĚ of Eric Cantor‚Äôs Young Guns, which has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars...
  • Cantor Consultant Threatens to Break Republican Party of Virginia?

    05/15/2014 7:28:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | Steve Albertson
    According to an explosive new report by David Steinberg at PJ Media, Rep. Eric Cantorís chief consultant, Ray Allen, has been telling people that he will essentially burn down the Republican Party of Virginia so that he and Cantor can assume control of its smoldering ruins. Readers of The Bull Elephant are familiar with the strong-arm parliamentary tactics that have been employed by Ray Allen and his allies over the past months. Check here and here for recent articles exposing the parliamentary maneuver called ďslating,Ē whereby Allenís allies seize control of a party committeeís mass meeting to elect only sa...