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  • Ron Paul: Election Process "Is Orchestrated By Mainstream Media," "Trump Is An Authoritarian"

    10/02/2015 9:21:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tim Haines
    Former US congressman, founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, and many-time presidential candidate Ron Paul discusses the 2016 presidential race on the Russian government's English-language propaganda station. RT HOST: I first asked Dr. Paul what he thinks it says that the three candidates from the private sector are doing the best, does that mean the economy is the foremost issue on the minds of most Americans? RON PAUL: Well probably yes, but if you look at the Democrat side, you have someone like Bernie Sanders, who has been in nothing else except politics. And he's doing...
  • Rand: I'll Oppose McConnell On CR,Doesn't Pledge Support To Him As Leader

    09/28/2015 11:06:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that he will “oppose Senator McConnell (R-KY) when he brings forward the continuing resolution,” but didn’t offer his support to McConnell staying as majority leader, citing a lack of an election or other choices, and arguing, “it isn’t about opposing a person” on Monday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Death watch for Rand Paul campaign

    09/27/2015 11:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 26, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    LEXINGTON,Ky. — Rand Paul was right. In January 2014, the day after The Atlantic anointed Paul, Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator, as the Republican frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, Paul told the Herald-Leader “it’s still too early probably to talk about things like that.” “That sounds unlucky to me,” he said. Less than two years later, Paul’s luck, it seems, is running out. Campaigning on Friday in New Hampshire, Paul continues to charge ahead with his struggling presidential campaign, but speculation is growing that he might be the next Republican candidate to drop out of the race. Former Texas Gov....
  • The GOP Leadership's Dubious Achievement: Donald Trump

    09/15/2015 3:49:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/15/15 | John M. Ellis
    The spectacular rise of Donald Trump as leading presidential candidate should at last force Republicans in Washington to face the chronic ineffectiveness of their party: rank and file Republicans are turning to the Donald because he, unlike the party establishment, seems energetic, articulate, and determined to get something done. They have so long despaired of a party leadership that is inarticulate, somnolent, and inept that they are not deterred by the fact that Trump is dangerously unpredictable. The problem is not an insufficiently conservative party, as some conservatives think; a two-party system will always have a broad spectrum of viewpoints...
  • Donald Trump is 'Very Good at Losing Other People's Money'

    09/23/2015 3:28:05 PM PDT · by Sam Gamgee · 43 replies
    Reason TV ^ | September 16, 2015 | Jerome Tuccille
    Reason interviewed the first biographer of Donald Trump who has a warning for taxpayers: "[Trump] doesn't do a deal unless other people are putting up the money. He's very good at losing other people's money and preserving his own," explains author Jerome Tuccille. (see video)
  • Is Martin Shkreli a Clinton plant?

    09/23/2015 10:18:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    I don't see any other logical reason for him speaking the way he did.
  • Bernie Sanders, First Libertarian Socialist?

    09/20/2015 8:12:21 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | 09/15/2015 | Terry Michael
    Ground-breaking research by political science experts (actually me, Googling) reveals that a new breed of American politician has been discovered, the first ever "libertarian socialist." And it has a name: Bernie Sanders. Oxymoronic, you say? Call me crazy, but the senator from the Peoples' Republic of Vermont is at least two-thirds of the way there on the road to free minds and free markets. There are three issue frames in politics. Foreign. Social. Economic. Sanders is as non-interventionist as Ron Paul on foreign policy. He is as pro-choice and pro-gay rights as Yahweh on social issues (Yahweh has come a...
  • Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at Michigan Republican gathering on Mackinac Island

    09/20/2015 4:54:06 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 39 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI — Rand Paul won the presidential preference straw poll this weekend at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a biennial gather of more than 2,000 Michigan Republicans. With 785 attendees voting, the U.S. Senator from Kentucky received 22 percent of the vote in the MIRS/Detroit News straw poll. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina finished second at 15 percent. Each of the top five vote-getters spoke at the island event, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich (13.7 percent), Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (13 percent) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (9.7 percent). John Yob, national political director and Michigan...
  • Paul: America Doesn’t Want ‘Pitiful,’ ‘Buffoon’ Trump Who Calls Woman Ugly

    09/17/2015 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Sep 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 93% said, “America is about done with” his opponent GOP front-runner Donald Trump because he is a “buffoon who insults women and calls them ugly,” and that has “become pitiful.” Paul said, “I think America is about done with him. I think we are ready to move on. I sensed that in the debate. There was up a silliness and lack of seriousness on his part that I think America will be done with him. The debate I think will reshuffle the pack. And I think...
  • Hillary Was the CNN Debate’s Real Winner—Seriously

    09/17/2015 10:54:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9-17-2015 | Michael Tomasky
    Sure, she’s had a rough few months, but she’s still the massive favorite to win the Democratic nomination. But more than that, it’s clearer than ever that these people are jokers. Well, that was all kind of...interminable. For a time there in the middle, I thought Ben Carson had strolled out to perform some elective surgery. I guess we kind of agree that Carly Fiorina won, since she did manage to convey some real or at least manufactured-real passion on about three or four occasions. But you wanna know who really won that debate? Hillary Clinton. Go ahead, go ahead,...
  • Paul: Trump "Would Cause" GOP To Experience Biggest Loss Since 1964

    09/16/2015 12:45:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 82 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on CNN’s “Wolf,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said if his rival Donald Trump was to become the GOP nominee for president, the Republican Party would lose as bad as it did in 1964 when the Democratic candidate President Lyndon B. Johnson won 61 percent of the popular vote against the Republican candidate, then-Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ).
  • Rand Paul Casts His Lot With Glenn Beck Claims Tea Party Was "Rallying Against Donald" In 2010

    09/16/2015 1:27:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    SIMI VALLEY, California — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is aiming his guns at GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump ahead of the second presidential debate. While shooting a rifle, shotgun and pistol at Taran Tactical Innovations here, down the street from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Paul told reporters he’s gunning for Trump. Paul fired at targets including a big stack of paper file boxes labeled the “IRS Tax Code” and at a bulletproof vest.
  • Christian Syrian Refugees Driven From Safe House In Sweden By Muslims

    09/15/2015 6:20:18 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 23, 2015 | Vincent Funaro
    Syrian Christian refugees living in Sweden say they were forced out of their asylum house by Muslim refugees who demanded they hide their crosses and banned them from using communal areas in the home they shared. “They dared not stay. The atmosphere became too intimidating. And they got no help,” said a Swedish government migration agency rep responsible for the center they were staying in to Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. “They chose themselves to organize [a] new address and moved away without our participation because they felt a discomfort.” The Christians, comprised of two families, were seeking asylum after fleeing...
  • Rand Paul: Will Be Even Harder on Trump in Second Debate!

    09/15/2015 8:40:13 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 78 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 09-15-2015 | Greg Richter
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's poll numbers went down after he attacked presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in the first GOP debate, but Paul says he'll hit Trump even harder at Wednesday's second debate.
  • Rand Paul V. Donald Trump: Eminent Domain

    09/14/2015 11:42:47 AM PDT · by SMCC1 · 82 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/14/2015 | John Fund
    "Paul later told me he thinks he has found an approach that will separate Trump from the rest of the GOP field: eminent domain. “A hallmark of Republicans is that they respect private property. But Trump runs roughshod over it,” he said. “He is a serious abuser of taking property for his private benefit.”
  • Rand Paul Is Spoiling for a Fight with Trump

    09/14/2015 11:50:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | September 14, 2015 | John Fund
    I caught up with Rand Paul at Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum convention in St. Louis over the weekend, and he was in a feisty mood. While he was there to introduce his 80-year-old mother before she accepted an award from Eagle Forum, he was primed to discuss this week’s upcoming GOP debate and Donald Trump. “Someone has to bring him down,” he told reporters in the lounge of the St. Louis Marriott. “I’m not going to sit quietly by and let the disaster that is Donald Trump become the nominee. Do you want someone who appears to still be in...
  • Trump: 'Lightweight' Rand Paul doesn't belong in debate

    09/12/2015 6:18:26 PM PDT · by maggief · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump poked at rival Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Twitter on Saturday, calling him a “lightweight” who shouldn’t be allowed in Wednesday’s CNN presidential debate. Trump needled Paul in a series of tweets: (see below) Trump’s shots came hours after Paul joked about the GOP frontrunner in an interview with Politico. “I think I was a little too easy on Donald Trump last time,” Paul said in the interview, referencing a heated exchange the two had in an August Fox News presidential debate. “That’s given in jest," he added. Later in the interview, Paul unfavorably compared...
  • NYT/CBS Poll: Carson, Trump in Statistical Dead Heat

    09/15/2015 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 201 replies
    Newsmax ^ | september 15, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson has pulled to within 4 points of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, a new poll shows. In the New York Times/CBS News survey released Tuesday, Trump maintains the lead of the presidential pack, with 27 percent support. But Carson is within striking distance, at 23 percent, which is within the margin of error, making it a statistical dead heat.Carson's rise compared with his polling at 6 percent support in the pre-Aug. 6 debate Times/CBS News survey; Trump was at 24 percent in that earlier poll, showing Carson's gains the most significant in that time frame,...
  • Federal Government Making Up Law & Refusing to Enforce Law is Tyranny

    09/12/2015 7:22:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/11/2015 | Tony Elliot
    The United States is a nation of laws, we have federal laws, state laws, and local laws. One would think all of them are to be followed, yet it depends on the political climate at the time which ones are followed and ignored. Apparently, it also depends on what Federal judge at the time decides what can and cannot be done lawfully. Case and point, we have Rowan County Kentucky clerk Kim Davis recently released from jail after refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples. Davis spent 5 nights behind bars because she allegedly broke the law, according...
  • GOP Leaders Weigh Pulling Iran Disapproval Resolution

    09/09/2015 9:22:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies ^ | 9/9/15 | Matt Fuller
    Faced with a potential mutiny on a procedural vote to bring up a disapproval resolution on the Iran nuclear agreement, House GOP leadership is considering delaying the anti-deal vote and taking up different legislation stating that the president has not held up his side of the bargain. GOP leaders emerged from the Republican Conference’s weekly meeting Wednesday morning expressing some uncertainty about whether they should proceed with the anti-deal resolution. “We had a very healthy conversation with our members this morning,” Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters. “Certainly some interest amongst the ideas offered by [Rep. Mike] Pompeo and [Rep....
  • Graham: Cruz Will 'Absolutely' Try To Shut Down The Government Again

    09/08/2015 9:17:43 PM PDT · by VinL · 86 replies
    USNews ^ | 9/8/15 | David Catonese
    It's like a fresh season of a fall television sitcom: Sen. Lindsey Graham says another attempt to shut down the government is coming and Sen. Ted Cruz will play the starring role again. "Absolutely. Just as sure as the sun rises and sets," the GOP senator and 2016 presidential candidate told U.S. News in an hour-long interview Tuesday. "At the end of the day, I think Ted Cruz is going to do this. He's going to be the purest of the pure and it will fail and he'll blame me and everybody else and the band goes on." Congress needs...
  • Trump backs U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations

    09/08/2015 9:19:34 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 153 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/08/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Breaking ranks with nearly all of his fellow 2016 Republican contenders, Donald Trump says he supports President Barack Obama's decision to reengage diplomatically with Cuba. "50 years is enough," Trump said in an interview with the Daily Caller published Tuesday, referring to Obama's decision to re-establish U.S. ties with Cuba. "I think it's fine. I think it's fine, but we should have made a better deal," Trump added. "The concept of opening with Cuba is fine." Trump joins libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky as the only Republican running for president to express his support for normalizing relations with Cuba....
  • Rand Paul Rand-splains Cuba to Marco Rubio [Sides with Obama over Rubio]

    12/19/2014 2:53:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Libertarian icon Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) embarrassed himself on Friday when he took to Twitter to respond to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who recently insisted that the junior senator from Kentucky “has no idea what he’s talking about” with regards to his support for lifting restrictions on bilateral relations with the Cuban government. By attempting to defend himself, Paul ably proved the Florida senator correct. Paul began… Hey @marcorubio if the embargo doesn't hurt Cuba, why do you want to keep it?— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 19, 2014 And this one got the libertarian supporters cheering in the...
  • Rand Paul spars with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio over Iran and Cuba in Florida summit

    01/26/2015 11:02:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul prefers exhausting diplomatic efforts in dealing with overseas conflicts, and on Sunday he highlighted the difference between his softer approach to foreign policy and that of two other senators who are likely 2016 presidential candidates -- Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators Cruz of Texas and Rubio of Florida on stage Sunday evening in California for a summit organized by Freedom Partners. That group is the central hub of the powerful network of organizations backed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch....
  • What on earth is Rand Paul thinking in taking Obama’s side against Rubio on Cuba?

    12/20/2014 2:53:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 19, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Noah already wrote a policy rebuttal to Paul’s position, which Paul elaborated on this afternoon in a new op-ed at Time. (The op-ed, unlike his tweets, doesn’t mention Rubio by name. Although it does approvingly cite … George W. Bush?) Anyone want to make the case that the politics of attacking Rubio on this issue were smart, at least? I can’t figure out why Rand would do it. When I tweeted out my surprise a few hours ago, a dozen people tweeted back, “Maybe Paul’s just saying what he really believes.” No doubt. But the thing that distinguishes Rand from...
  • Rand Paul’s Cluelessness on Cuba

    12/26/2014 8:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 26, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Now where have we previously heard Senator Rand Paul’s cliché-fest that constitutes his rebuttal to Senator Marco Rubio on Cuba sanctions? Well, from The Council on Foreign Relations to the New York Times and from Hillary Clinton to The Congressional Black Caucus—and that’s for starters. And oh, we also heard it repeatedly from every single one of the KGB-trained Cuban spies convicted by U.S. juries recently. “The embargo is Castro’s best friend,” Clinton chanted to an extremely friendly audience at the Council on Foreign Relations back in June while citing and promoting her book Hard Choices. The sanctions give “Castro...
  • LISTEN to Marco Rubio’s fantastic interview with Mark Levin on Cuba

    12/20/2014 6:32:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 12.19.14
    Marco Rubio was on with Mark Levin tonight to talk Cuba and gave the best interview I’ve heard yet on Cuba from anyone. One of my favorite parts was where he listed four of five reasons why Obama’s new policy toward Cuba won’t help the Cuban people, one being based on how Cuba’s economy is set up so that 90% of all money in Cuba gets taken by the military because nothing is privately owned. Rubio is really quite impressive in his knowledge of Cuba.
  • McConnell: I’m on Team Rubio in regard to Cuba

    12/20/2014 7:33:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 20, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Beginning on Thursday night, a fight erupted on line between Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul over the new diplomatic opening to Cuba. Rubio slammed Paul for his ignorance, while Paul bizarrely accused Rubio of “isolationism” for opposing Barack Obama’s policies. Before that battle began in earnest, I spoke with incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a wide-ranging interview about his plans for the 114th Session of Congress. We discussed Cuba, and McConnell made it clear that he was relying on Rubio’s leadership on the issue — which might make for an awkward moment or two between McConnell...
  • Rand Paul's Off GOP Message Again, This Time on Gitmo

    06/08/2015 10:37:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 8, 2015 | Alex Rogers
    If a Republican wins the White House, the military prison at Guantanamo Bay will almost surely be kept open for the foreseeable future. That is, unless Rand Paul nabs the GOP nomination. Yet again, the senator from Kentucky has scouted out a position on a national-security issue that makes him an outlier, at least among senators running for president. That was clear Monday after Marco Rubio introduced two amendments that would extend the use of the prison: one to prohibit funding to programs that would help close the facility, and another that sets a series of tough ground rules before...
  • Marco Rubio takes a shot at Rand Paul over potentially running for Senate and White House

    04/13/2015 2:45:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took a shot at Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., when asked about the possibility of running simultaneously for re-election to the Senate and for the presidency in 2016. "If someone decides to run for president of the United States, you run for president of the United States," Rubio said at the National Press Club. "I don't believe you can run effectively for an office of that magnitude while having some exit strategy in mind."
  • Ted Cruz isn’t Rand Paul or Marco Rubio. Here’s yet another reason why.

    10/21/2013 7:40:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Washington Post - The Fix ^ | October 21, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    ".............Paul has signaled that if he runs for president in 2016, he won’t do it the way his father did, by mostly shunning the GOP establishment. Instead, he is expected to cultivate relationships with Republicans like McConnell, whose help making inroads with establishment donors could be very, very useful. Rubio clearly isn’t shunning the establishment, either. He worked on crafting an immigration reform bill earlier this year, something the establishment wing of the party has been clamoring for in the wake of a disappointing election in which Republicans performed poorly among Hispanics. And he didn’t hesitate to back McConnell, even...
  • US on Verge of Removing Cuba From List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

    04/10/2015 3:15:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 10, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The United States may be about to remove Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, but some Cuban-Americans see that as a grave mistake. Carlos Eire, the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History & Religious Studies at Yale University and author of a memoir about growing up during the Cuban Revolution, Waiting for Snow in Havana, pointed out that Cuba has had two illegal arms shipments seized in the past year and a half, one to North Korea, the other to China. In addition, he said: • It has deals with Iran (including sending nuclear experts to Iran); It...
  • David Axelrod: Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush can reach into Hispanic community; Rand Paul a ‘wild card’

    05/29/2015 6:32:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/29/15 | David Sherfinski
    David Axelrod: Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush can reach into Hispanic community; Rand Paul a ‘wild card’ David Axelrod, one of the chief strategists for President Obama’s 2008 election and 2012 re-election campaigns, said Friday that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stand out in the 2016 GOP field because of their ability to make inroads with Latinos. Mr. Axelrod was asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” if he were advising former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner, which Republican candidates or potential candidates scare him the most. “I would say Rubio...
  • Donald Trump, When is Enough Enough? (Vanity)

    09/07/2015 2:18:27 PM PDT · by z taxman · 187 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/7/2015 | Me
    A few days ago when asked about the couragous stand of Kim Davis, Trump essentially came out in support of gay marriage. "Its the law of the land," he said. “I hate to see her being put in jail." Well, isn't that swell Trumpy, but he added “I understand what they’re doing. It would be certainly nice if she didn’t do it." Lets get this straight, while bold leaders like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee are coming out in support of Kim Davis and her religious stand of conscious, Trump is busy kowtowing to the gay mafia, turning...
  • As MSNBC Makes Big Changes, Only One Scenario Remains for Brain Williams

    09/06/2015 9:46:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Joe Concha
    As you may have heard, MSNBC has seen some big (and warranted) changes in 2015. Add it all up, and every program that existed from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT as recently as six months ago no long exists. The alterations are swift: A national correspondent (Kate Snow) and a political director (Chuck Todd) will be joining and rejoining, respectively, the 19-year-old cable network. Morning Joe will occupy 25 percent of live (or plausibly live) programming per day. Opinion-based programming––at least after the morning show and before primetime––has been cleared away as a more traditional news focus takes...
  • No Such Thing as Islamic Terrorism

    09/05/2015 9:28:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Arab News ^ | Thursday 3 September 2015 | SABRIA S. JAWHAR
    This week Jeddah’s Effat Univer-sity hosted a discussion panel with the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) as their guest. The discussion featured a vast cross-section of Saudis from the public and private sectors and universities and included students and professors. This writer was honored to be part of the discussion group, but more pleased that the ECFR had an opportunity to speak with Saudi women and the new generation of Saudis who will determine our country’s future. It was also gratifying to see the ECFR acknowledge the role Saudi Arabia is playing as a leading power in the region....
  • US Labor Dept. employment charts reveal no jobs recovery for native born Americans,

    09/04/2015 1:58:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Citizen Wells ^ | Sept 4, 2015
    US Labor Dept. employment charts reveal no jobs recovery for native born Americans, September 4, 2015, Low wage part time jobs going to immigrants, Business Insider warning from 2011, Economic flows provided through unemployment checks food stamps FDR style spending Posted on September 4, 2015 | 10 Comments US Labor Dept. employment charts reveal no jobs recovery for native born Americans, September 4, 2015, Low wage part time jobs going to immigrants, Business Insider warning from 2011, Economic flows provided through unemployment checks food stamps FDR style spending “In December 2014 there were 18 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living...
  • Donald Trump on Kentucky clerk: Same-sex marriage the 'law of the land'

    09/04/2015 1:44:26 PM PDT · by z taxman · 215 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 4, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>Washington (CNN)Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Friday that he wished a Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was not jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but he added that the Supreme Court has ruled and it is "the law of the land."</p>
  • Tea Party Resurges In Kentucky AS One of Mitch McConnell’s Biggest Enemies Is Back

    09/03/2015 4:22:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 9/3/15 | Mark Scott
    Battered by a bitter contest for a Senate seat in Kentucky last year, both of the main contestants, Mitch McConnell and Matt Bevin, still nurse deep bruises. McConnell, of course, prevailed in the 2014 race upsetting many conservatives who had hoped Bevin would unseat the long-time senator. After the contest, Bevin refused to support him. Last month, Bevin rekindled his political career and became the Republican Party’s candidate for governor of Kentucky. After Bevin secured the nomination, McConnell publicly endorsed Bevin in a terse statement, crediting him for running a smart campaign and saying, “I’m certainly going to support him...
  • Rand Paul: Kentucky Clerk Should Not Have to Approve Gay Marriage Licenses

    09/03/2015 2:41:49 PM PDT · by z taxman · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/3/15 | Sandy Fitzgerals
    Rand Paul said he supports a county clerk from his home state for standing her ground against granting marriage licenses for same-sex couples, saying there should be room "for people to exercise their religious beliefs and not be told they have to do something they find morally objectionable." "I have never been opposed to contracts between consenting adults," Paul told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" co-host Bill Hemmer. "But I am very much sympathetic to the idea that an individual shouldn't have to sign or give their stamp of approval that they object to." There is an easy way out for...
  • “I’ll put them in camps”: Rand Paul mocks GOP field for hardline rhetoric towards illegals

    08/31/2015 3:19:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | AllahPundit
    A nice catch by Sam Stein of HuffPo from Rand’s interview with Boston Herald Radio. Skip to around 11:00 for the key bit.I … did not expect a competition between Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul over who could conjure up a better Nazi allusion for Republicans. Or rather, I didn’t expect it until the election turned to foreign policy. “There have been a lot of dumb ideas put out,” Paul said, speaking with Boston Herald Radio. “One that the Mexicans will pay for a wall, [which] was probably the dumbest of dumb ideas. But putting a wall up between...
  • Rand Paul: 'It's Absurd' That Kentucky Clerk Was Taken Into Federal Custody

    09/03/2015 1:05:31 PM PDT · by z taxman · 42 replies
    Talking points Memo ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Caitlin Cruz
    Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) said on Thursday it was "absurd" that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis had been jailed for contempt after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. "I think it’s absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberties," the GOP presidential candidate and outspoken advocate of states' rights told CNN on Thursday, shortly after Davis' fate was decided by a U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning. "This is really the problem when from on high we decide to get involved on a federal level with something that has always been a local issue," Paul...
  • Donald Trump just roasted his opponents one-by-one in a press conference about party unity

    09/03/2015 1:35:57 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 53 replies
    Business Insider Malaysia ^ | 9-4-2015 | MAXWELL TANI
    One by one on Thursday, Donald Trump slammed his Republican presidential rivals in a press conference about party unity. At an event at Trump Tower in New York, Trump announced that he signed a pledge not to run as a third-party candidate, which he previously warned he would do if the Republican Party did not treat him respectfully. Though Trump devoted much of his time to the pledge, he also dedicated a significant chunk of Thursday’s press conference to bragging about his high poll numbers and slamming his Republican rivals. Trump took particular aim at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who in recent weeks has ramped up his criticisms of...
  • Ben Carson, the Superior Outsider [He is the real conservative outsider, not Trump]

    09/03/2015 1:36:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/03/2015 | Rich Lowry
    While Jeb Bush feuds Donald Trump and others kowtow to him, only one candidate is seriously gaining on him. Ben Carson is now tied with Trump in one Iowa poll and is close in others, an especially notable result given that The Donald has jammed a lifetime's worth of free media into the past couple of months. Carson's rise suggests that it's possible to catch the populist wave roiling Republican politics and yet not be an obnoxious braggart who abuses anyone who crosses him and will say or do anything as long as he's getting attention. Ben Carson is a...
  • How to Lose a Winnable Election

    08/31/2015 5:26:20 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 57 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8/31/2015 | David Catron
    Here’s some electoral history that Donald Trump’s supporters should consider before voting in their GOP primaries: Since 1972, no Republican presidential candidate has won a general election with less than 30 percent of the Hispanic vote. Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes received between 30 and 40 percent in their successful presidential bids. All of the GOP losers from 1976 through 2012 received between 24 and 27 percent of the Hispanic vote. This includes George H. W. Bush, who lost in 1992 after his percentage eroded to 25 percent from the 30 percent he garnered in his successful 1988 campaign. It’s...
  • Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS

    09/01/2015 6:33:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 31, 2015 | Shane Harris
    To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe. Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus. The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast....
  • David Petraeus' bright idea: give terrorists weapons to beat terrorists

    09/02/2015 5:26:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept 2, 2015 | Trevor Trimm
    The latest brilliant plan to curtail Isis in the Middle East? Give more weapons to current members of al-Qaida. The Daily Beast reported that former CIA director David Petraeus, still somehow entrenched in the DC Beltway power circles despite leaking highly classified secrets, is now advocating arming members of the al-Nusra Front in Syria, an offshoot of al-Qaida and a designated terrorist organization. Could there be a more dangerous and crazy idea?
  • No, That Report Of Dead Russian Soldiers In Ukraine Wasn’t True

    09/01/2015 4:00:32 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/31/15 | Ivan Plis
    A widely-circulated report, which many saw as an accidental admission that Russian troops are fighting in Ukraine, has been exposed as a hoax. The report, which outlets including The Daily Caller News Foundation reported at face value, claimed to expose a secret memo. It purportedly described Russian government compensation to the families of 2,000 soldiers who had died in Ukraine’s civil war. The story, which Forbes first broke in English, understandably attracted significant Western media attention and was promoted online by several prominent figures, including former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and ex-U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul. If the...
  • Chris Christie Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll (60%+ Trump voters: Obama not U.S. born

    09/01/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    MSNBC (Maddow Blog) ^ | 8/31/2015 | Will Femia
    Tonight, Public Policy Polling gave the Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at their results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. While the findings at the top of the poll are what we've come to expect from the Republican field - Donald Trump and Ben Carson - securing the top spots - what is more surprising is to find beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support. The poll also shows the tea party character of the Republican Party, with strong birther views and a dubious grasp of some key...
  • Rand Paul’s sneak attack strategy

    08/27/2015 4:35:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | August 27, 2015 | David Weigel, journ-o-list member
    SPOKANE, Wa. – Rand Paul was 2,487 miles away from the Beltway journalists who had written off his campaign, and he was loving it. A riverfront hotel ballroom had filled early, latecomers grabbing chairs from the hallway to add more rows. Seven hundred people stood for a prayer, then the Pledge of Allegiance, then the Star-Spangled Banner, then for two amen-filled endorsements from local legislators, then a video message from the senator’s wife Kelley — and then, finally, for Rand Paul. “Looks like the liberty movement is alive and well and packing itself into the room!” said Paul. He wore...