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  • Rubio backer is behind new anti-Ted Cruz add

    11/24/2015 1:29:29 PM PST · by ripnbang · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | November 24, 2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    The political operative behind the nonprofit that just began attacking Ted Cruz in Iowa is a Marco Rubio backer who served as a co-host of a fundraiser for the Florida senator last week. Sean Noble is the founder of American Encore, a 501(c)4 nonprofit, which is paying $200,000 to air an ad in Des Moines that accuses Cruz of voting to “weaken national security” and urges him to “stop leading from behind.” Noble said that while he personally is backing Rubio — he served as a co-host of scotch and cigars fundraiser in Arizona last week — his group is...
  • Which Party Will Emerge From Its Gathering Storm?

    11/24/2015 4:35:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 24, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Each of our two political parties, ancient by world standards, seems to be facing a gathering storm. Part of the gathering storm for Republicans is Donald Trump's candidacy and his persistent lead in most primary polls. He is given to outlandish proposals and lacks the temperamental ballast and government experience that general election voters usually seek in a president. As a confident (overconfident?) autodidact, he gains no benefit from the serious policy thinking of many congressional Republicans and conservative think tanks. Candidates who take such matters seriously are, for the moment anyway, overshadowed. The Republicans' congressional party has been in...
  • GOP Isn’t Grasping Obvious: It’s Still The Economy, Stupid

    11/24/2015 4:29:10 AM PST · by expat_panama · 10 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/23/2015 | J.T. YOUNG
    If the 2016 election is not determined by the economy, Republicans will lose. And as things look right now, they might even lose if it is about the economy. The reason for both conclusions is simple: Barack Obama has given Republicans the best chance for victory any president could — a weak economy — but so far they've been unable to seize it. As measured by growth, Obama's economic record is the worst of any president since Herbert Hoover. Real GDP came in at 1.5% in the third quarter, leaving average growth year-to-date at just 2%. If 2015 finished there,...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

    11/19/2015 4:41:43 PM PST · by Angels27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-19-15 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president on Thursday, as the Florida lawmaker and GOP candidate continues to pick up steam in the endorsement primary. Speaking on Fox News Channel, Love said she was inspired by a recent Rubio visit to her home state and cited his strength on national defense in the wake of the terror attacks in France as a reason she will support him over others. “I saw him inspire people, but this [terror attack] just solidified things for me,” Love said. “He’s been talking about these threats from the very beginning … he’s...
  • New Hindu Republican Group Aims to Build Conservative Hindus' Influence

    11/18/2015 2:32:11 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Kristina Peterson
    Newt Gingrich, shown in a file photo, is the Hindu group's honorary chairman Associated Press There is only one Hindu in Congress and she is a Democrat. But as of Tuesday, there will be a Republican Hindu Coalition, comprised of Indian Americans looking to amplify their voice in U.S. politics. The group, which formally launches Tuesday evening, isn't aimed at bolstering the ranks of Hindus across the aisle from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii). Instead, the coalition is focused on advancing conservative policies important to the Republican Hindu community, including fiscal discipline, expanded trade, and forceful defense, said its founder...
  • What Trump isn't Saying (vanity)

    11/17/2015 6:10:36 PM PST · by BobL · 26 replies
    (none) | Nov. 17, 2015 | BobL (self)
    Many people here, and probably most people in the country cannot, for the life of them, understand why Trump is doing so well in the Republican Primary race, considering some of the things that Trump has said and done, such as his attack on Megan Kelly, his telling Republicans to "get over it" regarding gay marriage (I'm paraphrasing here, since I'm too lazy to look everything up), his crazy idea that Mexico will pay to have a wall built on our border, and many other things. But perhaps people are looking in the wrong places. Perhaps we need to look...
  • RCP Averages are useless. So I did my own.

    11/17/2015 5:35:06 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 47 replies
    BigEdLB - Vanity ^ | 11/17/15 | BigEdLB
    Adjusted Polling Averages
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King endorses Ted Cruz:

    11/16/2015 5:43:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | November 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This makes two major endorsements for Cruz in Iowa, the first being talk-radio host Steve Deace back in August. Probably the biggest among Iowa social cons is Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Family Leader, which is hosting its presidential forum this Friday. Vander Plaats endorsed Huckabee in 2008 and Huckabee won the caucuses; he endorsed Santorum in 2012 and Santorum won that year. (King, by contrast, endorsed Fred Thompson in 2008 and made no endorsement in 2012.) Vander Plaats, discussing the Christian conservative vote, also told NRO last month, “Our destruction in the past has been division we divide...
  • Carr: Donald Trump tramples over RINOs, rest of Republican field

    11/11/2015 10:10:53 AM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 72 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-11-15 | Howie Carr
    To win the crown, you have to knock out the champ. That would be Trump. Nobody came close last night. Apparently John Kasich and Juan Ellis Bush didn’t get the paraphrased memo from Harry S. Truman: If you give people a choice between a Democrat and a Democrat, they’ll pick the Democrat every time. Kasich had no business even being on the stage last night. He belonged in the kiddie debate, from whose bourn no traveler returns. Ditto Juan Ellis Bush. Who exactly did the son of a mailman think he was kidding when he said the U.S. couldn’t deport...
  • Why are Donald Trump and some conservative Christians angry with Starbucks?

    11/11/2015 2:41:46 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 45 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | PTI
    On its website, Starbucks pointedly said it was introducing the blend on behalf of its 300,000 employees "from diverse ethnic backgrounds who proudly wear our green apron." Starbucks is pushing back against suggestions stoked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump that this year's minimalist design for its holiday cups is a slap at Christmas. Responding to questions about the cups, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor today touted its "exclusive Christmas Blend Vintage 2015" one of several Christmas-themed products available in its stores. On its website, Starbucks pointedly said it was introducing the blend on behalf of its 300,000 employees "from diverse...
  • Rubio, Cruz, Moderators Win Big

    11/11/2015 7:45:06 AM PST · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 11, 2015 | John Gizzi
    Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were almost universally judged the big winners Tuesday night by a group of neutral observers who spoke to me shortly after the fourth and latest televised forum concluded in Milwaukee. They almost unanimously put Carly Fiorina in the winner’s circle with Rubio and Cruz. Their praise of the California businesswoman’s performance on stage Tuesday was in sharp contrast to the widespread panning she drew after the last debate in October. “Cruz and Rubio built on their previous strong performances at [the last debate in] Boulder,” historian David Pietrusza, author of four acclaimed books on...
  • Who would you follow into battle?

    11/11/2015 6:36:20 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 84 replies
    11/11/2015 | Nikos1121
    I think debating is one thing... but doing and leading is another. The two are different as night and day. Someone can have a great debate, e.g. Td Cruz always debates well, he's about as professional as it gets at it, but does he possess the trait that leaders have, i.e. that people will instinctively follow them? We hear that Jeb Bush did well last night, but will it change his persona of someone who might have the math down, but doesn't have the instincts when the going gets tough? I bet the people at Apple would follow Steve Jobs...
  • Possible Republican presidential candidates in 2016

    11/10/2015 5:51:21 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/10/15 | Reuters
    Between Oct 31 and Nov 6, Tex. Sen. Ted Cruz rose significantly among those aged 18-34, compared to other age groups.
  • Publisher's note: Energy industry critical to New Mexico, your business

    11/06/2015 9:17:54 PM PST · by brownwill6767 · 3 replies
    Albuquerque Business First ^ | 11/5/15 | Candace Beeke
    It’s time to talk seriously about the energy industry in New Mexico. And you have some work to do. Whether your business is directly involved in this industry, it’s very much tied to its outcomes — and right now, there’s much concern about that in the state. After all, some 30 percent of New Mexico’s tax base comes from oil and gas. And you’ve read the headlines we’ve been reporting on how that sector is faring. If you haven’t, let me recap — it’s a fracking mess. The price of oil dropping more than a year ago has resulted in...
  • Eating Our Own (Vanity)

    11/06/2015 6:16:40 AM PST · by refreshed · 39 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/06/2015 | Refreshed
    It is unfortunate, but it always seems as if the Republicans strive much harder to wound fellow candidates for office than Democrats. I have also noticed this trend on FreeRepublic. Instead of waiting to see how things shake out and making a defense for our choice, there have been concerted efforts to make fools of candidates (and the posters that defend them) that do most things right, but might have an area or made a decision with which we disagree. Instead of discussions being based on ideology, mockery, derision and lampooning ensure our candidate is bleeding and vulnerable when it...
  • NSFW VIDEO: Cartoon Parody LAMBASTING Liberal, CNBC Hack-Job

    11/05/2015 11:33:19 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 16 replies ^ | 11/05/2015 | Steven Crowder
    We all agree the CNBC debate was a disaster. Heck, even CNBC agrees that it was a disaster. Well, here's a take which you may enjoy a little more... if not enjoy, at least you won't be filled with a strong desire to harm yourself. Though of course, I make no guarantees. WARNING: VERY POLITICALLY INCORRECT. MAY NOT BE SFW LINK ABOVE OR AT: Some of the more pertinent topics covered: - Trump gets asked about which comic book character he would be. - Carson is asked about chickens at Costco. - Fiorina is grilled about her post-breast cancer,...
  • Republican leaders discuss primary challenge for Kelly Ayotte

    11/05/2015 2:57:49 AM PST · by sopwith · 7 replies
    wmur channel 9 ^ | Nov 05, 2015 | Adam Sexton
    CONCORD, N.H. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is up for re-election next year and faces a tough fight, but now she could have to defend herself from members of her own party.
  • Kentucky’s New GOP Lt. Gov. Is Black Tea-Party Activist

    11/04/2015 9:00:01 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 11/3/2015 | John Fund
    Matt Bevin’s 53 percent to 44 percent victory tonight marks only the second time in 48 years that Republicans have won the Kentucky governor’s race. But Republicans also made history in another way. Bevin’s lieutenant governor running-mate, Jenean Hampton, is now the first African American elected to statewide office ever in the state’s history.
  • Meet Jenean Hampton, the first black statewide officeholder in Kentucky. And, she’s a Republican

    11/04/2015 9:54:56 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | Amber Phillips
    Kentucky's newest lieutenant governor-elect is unique in many ways. She and her running mate, Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, are some of this election cycle's first victorious political outsiders. (Bevin had been likened to Donald Trump). Jenean Hampton is also the first African American to be elected to statewide office in Kentucky. And she's just one of a handful of black women on the national level to identify with the tea party movement.
  • Matt Bevin, Republican, Wins Governor’s Race in Kentucky

    11/03/2015 5:22:02 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies ^ | 11/3/15 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ALAN BLINDER
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Matt Bevin, a Republican political novice, wealthy Louisville businessman and Tea Party favorite, was elected Kentucky’s next governor on Tuesday, a victory that could herald a new era in a state where Democrats have held the governor’s mansion for all but four of the last 44 years. The Associated Press declared Mr. Bevin the winner shortly after 8 p.m. In beating his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, Mr. Bevin surprised many in his own party, who believed that the climate in Kentucky was ripe for a Republican but feared that Mr. Bevin, a charismatic conservative with...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Why Republicans Hate Ted Cruz

    11/02/2015 4:53:41 PM PST · by Isara · 66 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | November 02, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jeremy in the Wilds of East Texas. It's great to have you in the EIB Network. Hello, sir. CALLER: Hey, Rush. How are you doing? RUSH: Just fine. Thank you so much for calling, sir. CALLER: Listen I've got a lot to say so I'm just gonna launch right into it. RUSH: Do that. That's exactly what you should do, just launch, just get in, get it, and get out. Go for it. CALLER: I want to talk about Cruz electability. I've heard people talk and seen on social media where people say I'm not sure Cruz...
  • New York Times Editorial: Why the Republican Tax Plans Won’t Work

    11/01/2015 5:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/30/2015 | The Editorial Board
    The Republican presidential candidates were full of tax talk at this week’s debate. But none has a tax plan coherent enough to be the basis of a substantive discussion, let alone one that could meet the nation’s challenges. Take, for example, the issue of how much revenue any plan would raise or lose. All of the Republican plans focus on tax cuts, so losses are all but inevitable. Quick-and-dirty calculations of proposals from Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz show red ink running into the trillions of dollars. Yet candidates assert, against historical evidence, that revenue losses...
  • Mortal Allies

    10/31/2015 5:15:53 PM PDT · by Ziva · 4 replies ^ | 10/31/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    It does not often happen. On November 1, 2015, rare comity will occur among most of the Republican Presidential candidates. Campaign representatives will meet to plan the best way to handle their common enemy—the mainstream media in future debates. … This was supposed to be a debate about business and economic policies. How was it possible for moderator John Harwood to ask a vacuous touchy-feely question of Mike Huckabee as “when you look at him [Donald Trump], do you see someone with the moral authority to unite the country?” Understandably, the crowd booed the question, and other candidates chimed in...
  • Rand Paul Quickly Ends Filibuster Against Raising Debt Ceiling

    10/30/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/29/15 | Polly Mosendz
    Updated |In an effort to delay passage of a bipartisan budget deal, Senator Rand Paul began a filibuster around 3p.m. on Thursday. The effort was expected to continue through 1 a.m. on Friday,but endedafter speaking for only 18 minutes and40 seconds, according to MSNBC. It turns out the Republican senator from Kentucky spoke against the budget bill only until the time the Senate was to vote on the deal. The Senate would have allowed Paul to continue speaking until midnight, but only if he didn't sit down or use the restroom, a physically exhausting feat if nothing else. At midnight,...
  • American Despotism

    10/29/2015 11:42:32 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 6 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 10/28/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    In his book entitled An Inquiry into the Principles of the Good Society, the once avid progressive Walter Lippmann wrote, “Although the partisans who are now fighting for the mastery of the modern world wear shirts of different colors, their weapons are drawn from the same armory, their doctrines are variations of the same theme, and they go forth to battle singing the same tune with slightly different words. Their weapons are the coercive direction of the life and labor of mankind. Their doctrine is that disorder and misery can be overcome only by more and more compulsory organization. Their...
  • Rubio, Cruz, Strike It Big in Debate

    10/29/2015 6:54:29 AM PDT · by statestreet · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 29, 2015 | John Gizzi
    Marco Rubio was the big winner Wednesday night in the third debate of Republican presidential hopefuls, according to a group of neutral observers who spoke to me shortly after the nationally-televised forum ended. The same group — pundits, academics, and Republican political consultants—also concluded that Ted Cruz made significant strides with his debate performance. Almost the entire panel felt that Jeb Bush, who badly needed to jump-start his troubled campaign, clearly fell short of meeting the hopes of his supporters.
  • Infrastructure upgrades anticipate industry rebound

    10/28/2015 11:26:10 PM PDT · by brownwill6767
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 10/26/15 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    New Mexico’s oil and gas industry may be in the doldrums now, but state and economic development officials are laying the groundwork for a rapid comeback when markets improve. Gov. Susana Martinez released a new energy plan for New Mexico in September that calls for broad infrastructure development in the state’s Permian Basin in the southeast and the San Juan Basin in the northwest to facilitate oil and gas development. That includes road improvements, new pipelines to transport crude and natural gas, and possibly a new 100-mile rail line running from Interstate 40 in Gallup to Farmington. It also calls...
  • Scoring the Debate: And the Winners are...

    10/28/2015 7:52:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 107 replies
    Vanity ^ | 28 Oct 15 | Xzins
    Trump - On his game. Smacked John Kasich down quickly at the beginning. His closing nailed the media to the wall. Excellent Carson - What can I say? He was off his game. He was really flat tonight. Kept wringing his hands and searching for words. Cruz - Really sharp. Took it to the media. Took it to Congress. Took it to the Washington Cartel. Paul - I'll take heat, but Paul was excellent tonight. Spoke the truth about budget, entitlements, medicare, social security. He's not a warm person. I think he's a Vulcan. Christie - Really on his game,...
  • Turning Alinsky On His Head With Rules For Republicans

    10/27/2015 10:45:06 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    IBD ^ | October 26, 2015 | Scott S. Powell
    SNIP:...The crowning achievement of Alinsky was recruiting both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama who are now at the pinnacle of power in the Democrat Party. Obama was trained in political and community organizing at the Alinsky-founded Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago. Hillary developed a personal relationship with Alinsky after expounding on Alinsky methods in her senior thesis at Wellesley College in 1969.
  • The 70 Percent Solution

    10/26/2015 10:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | October 26, 2015 | Rich Galen
    There is a phrase thrown around politics - RINO - Republican In Name Only. It refers to someone who is not a strong enough adherent to whatever Conservative principles the writer (or sayer) as believes the RINO should be. I am a RINO. I guarantee I am not a strong enough adherent to Conservative principles as defined by the Tea Party, the Freedom Caucus, or any of the other groups who have hijacked the Republican Party by demanding absolute fealty to their definition of Conservatism. I was a Barry Goldwater Conservative. I was a Ronald Reagan Conservative. I was...
  • Rubio gives up on Senate: He hates it

    10/26/2015 8:28:01 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio is a U.S. senator. And he just cant stand it anymore. I dont know that hate is the right word, Rubio said in an interview. Im frustrated. This year, as Rubio runs for president, he has cast the Senate the very place that cemented him as a national politician as a place hes given up on, after less than one term. Its too slow. Too rule-bound. So Rubio, 44, has decided not to run for his seat again. Its the White House or bust. Thats why Im missing votes. Because I am leaving the Senate. I...
  • New Mexico Energy Outlook Summit with leading energy expert Dr. Daniel Fine to give keynote...

    10/24/2015 2:46:44 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 2 replies
    Albuquerque Business First ^ | 10/1/15 | Tamra Fenstermaker
    Join Albuquerque Business First for the 2nd Annual New Mexico Energy Outlook Summit. This Summit will offer business leaders unique access to energy insights that will affect your company in the year to come. When: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30am-9:30am Add to my calendar Where: Sandia Resort & Casino: Ballrooms A&B Albuquerque NM
  • Moderate Republicans Threat: Paul Ryan for Speakeror We Quit

    10/20/2015 3:06:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 121 replies
    The National Journal ^ | October 19, 2015 | Jack Fitzpatrick
    Some Republicans are so desperate for Paul Ryan to step up as the next speaker of the House that theyve started talking about retiring if he doesnt, according to a group that works on behalf of the House GOPs more moderate members. After Ryan, those members have no second choice or even a second tier of potential speakers, said Sarah Chamberlain, chief operating and financial officer for the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group that backs mainstream Republicans and plans to spend millions helping them protect their House seats in 2016. Depending on how this shakes out, you may see...
  • Ted Cruz Said Republican Leadership Are 'Effective' Democrats (Meet the Press with Video)

    10/18/2015 8:20:35 AM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 18 2015 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Watch the video at the link.Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Texas, unloaded on Republican leadership in the House and Senate and vowed to follow through on his promises should he be elected president. In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Cruz said Republican leaders, especially in the Senate, are "making it easier for Barack Obama and [Senate Minority Leader] Harry Reid to add trillions in debt." "The truth of the matter is Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we've ever seen. They've passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could," Cruz said. But even after House...
  • Former SEAL Team Six Commander Makes Massive Move to Take on Barack Obama PERSONALLY

    10/17/2015 3:07:01 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 76 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | N/A
    This Tuesday, Rep. Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL Team Six commander, confirmed with Brandon Tyler Webb, founder of the SofRep special operations news site, that he is considering running for House speaker so as to take a stand against all enemies, foreign and domestic, including President Barack Hussein Obama. I think there are a few people who can do that, the Montana Republican told Webb. If folks like Paul Ryan and others step aside, and more of my colleagues ask me to run, I will hear the call to serve. Leadership is about service to country, not self. Its...
  • In One Month, Greg Abbott And Dan Patrick Can Move To Change The Texas Ethics Commission

    10/13/2015 6:56:33 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 1 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 10/13/15 | Hal Hawkins
    As we have pointed out extensively in the past, there are major ethical concerns over the campaign finance reporting being performed by past and current members of the Texas House and Senate, covering areas such as unreported campaign loans, payments to relatives, and using campaign cash for personal expenses. The government entity responsible for overseeing these issues is the Texas Ethics Commission, but in less than 48 hours, they quickly dismissed our meticulous, months' long endeavor and defended their important work. Over the last two legislative sessions, several attempts have been made to increase accountability through ethics reform. In his...
  • Val Kittington is Running for President and she's Republican

    10/09/2015 11:20:28 AM PDT · by chopperman · 17 replies
    Val Kittington is a Military Veteran of the U.S. Navy. She claims to be Pro-God, Pro-Gun, Pro-Life, Pro-Military, Pro-Israel, Pro-Constitution, Anti-Obamacare and Anti-Common Core.
  • Next man up? House GOP pushes reluctant Ryan to seek Speaker's chair

    10/09/2015 2:41:32 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 09, 2015 | Fox News
    Since House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., shocked his congressional colleagues early Thursday by withdrawing his name from consideration to replace John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House, Republicans have launched a relentless press aimed at convincing House Ways and Means Committee chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to put himself forward for the job. Fox News has learned that Boehner himself is imploring Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket, to put himself forward for the top job in the House, largely because Ryan is one of the few unifying figures in the House Republican Conference.
  • The Carson Cure for Obamacare

    10/05/2015 3:57:01 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/5/2015 | David Catron
    Obamacares survival is not a given, despite claims by the Democrats and their media allies that the Supreme Courts latest rewrite of the law means its here to stay. Most Americans still disapprove of it, and many of the laws provisions are unpopular even with important Democrat constituencies. The Cadillac tax, for example, is so reviled by the labor unions that Hillary Clinton has been forced to call for its repeal. Yet, only one of the three leading candidates for the GOP presidential nomination has both the credibility and a serious commitment to getting rid of Obamacare Ben Carson....
  • The Ideal GOP Ticket? What Some Canadians Think

    10/01/2015 7:55:17 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 63 replies
    Poletical ^ | October 1st, 2015 | Contributors
    Donald Trump's number one qualification is that he is not a politician. He reminds us everyday and it's true. People may not like what he has to say or how he says it, but America needs Donald Trump. He and Ted Cruz have a similar plan to simplify the tax code, secure the border and make America an economic engine of the world. The two can unite the Tea Party movement and Trump alone can appeal to Democrat voters to beat Hillary Clinton. Recent polls have shown Trump appealing to voters of all stripes. Trump also has a tough foreign...
  • Colin Powell: I Want to Continue to Be a Republican Because It Annoys Them

    10/01/2015 8:50:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/01/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed President Obama in 2008 and 2012, told the Washington Ideas Forum that theres a special reason why he doesnt change his party affiliation. Powell confirmed that hes still a registered Republican. I want to continue to be a Republican because it annoys them, he quipped. I think the party has shifted much further right than where the country is and it should be obvious to party leaders that they cannot keep saying and doing the things that they were doing and hope to be successful in national-level election in the future, not...
  • Kevin McCarthy: Ill fight to win

    09/30/2015 4:07:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | CNN, via
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pitching himself for the role of the next speaker of the House and says hes the leader who will know how to pick his battles and bring everyone to the table. McCarthy laid out his vision for the speakership Tuesday in an interview with CNNs Jake Tapper on The Lead, saying he wouldnt shy away from a fight, but he wouldnt enter one that was futile. Im willing to fight but I want to fight to win, McCarthy said when asked about the call by some Republicans to force a government shutdown fight...
  • Ben Carson says he would run outside of GOP if he 'had to'

    09/29/2015 4:54:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 09/28/2015, 02:06pm | Scott Sutton
    Dr. Ben Carson, the Republican partys current No. 2 presidential candidate, said he would consider a run for the White House outside of the party but probably not this cycle.
  • EDITORIAL: McDonald's state juice job jabs taxpayers

    09/21/2015 1:26:28 PM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies ^ | September 19, 2015 - 3:36pm | Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • GOP Polls -- The Top Five Biggest Changes After The Second Debate

    09/21/2015 11:24:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 09/21/2015 | Patricia Ramirez
    Since last Wednesday’s second Republican primary debate, all eyes have been on the GOP polls. It didn’t take long for folks to figure out who won (Fiorina) or who lost (Trump), reports Yahoo! News. What did take a few days was calculating the impact the debate performance would have at the polls. The news is starting to trickle in, and it’s pretty surprising. CNN poll shows that GOP voters think @CarlyFiorina won the debate with @marcorubio in second— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 20, 2015 1. Trump’s still on top. Despite taking a verbal pounding from...
  • Handicapping a Presidential Campaign: What Works, What Doesn't, and What Wins?

    09/20/2015 6:30:24 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Sept 19, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Nobody can predict the future. Not Nostradamus, not Karl Rove, not the Oracle at Delphi. But as primary voters, we must try. Not because were going to Las Vegas to bet on the election, but because every primary race is dependent on some judgment about the likely result. In November, voters only need to ask one question: Which of the major party candidates would be better in the office? But in the primaries and caucuses, we have several questions to ask: Which of our choices would be best in the office? Which of our choices has the best shot in...
  • No debating it; GOP event at CU-Boulder to have select audience

    09/20/2015 3:58:48 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 35 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | Posted: 09/18/2015 07:25:22 PM MDT | Updated: a day ago | Alex Burness, Staff Writer
    No debating it; GOP event at CU-Boulder to have select audience 'It's an extremely limited, culled crowd' Abandon hope, all ye holding out for a seat at the next Republican presidential candidate debate. The Oct. 28 event in Boulder, titled "Your Money, Your Vote" and televised by CNBC, will be held in the 11,000-seat Coors Events Center on the University of Colorado campus, but the audience will be capped at about 1,000, and nearly all those chairs are already spoken for.
  • After CNN Debate, Should You Jump On The Carly Fiorina Bandwagon?

    09/18/2015 6:29:32 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 47 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 9/17/15 | Hal Hawkins
    It appears to be universally agreed upon that last nights debate on CNN was Carly Fiorinas moment to shine in the spotlight, and she did. The fight to get her as number 11 into the debate paid big dividends for her. She was poised, sometimes stern, and made a great connection between Iran and Planned Parenthood. Many have already jumped on to the Carly bandwagon, but there are still many unanswered questions about her that conservatives should demand answers for first before joining the group. Was she that great of a CEO at HP?According to her in the debate, yes...
  • CNN GOP Debate Draws Monster Ratings; Matches Fox News With Almost 23 M TV Viewers, 4.5 M Streams

    09/17/2015 7:59:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/17/2015 | By Brendan James
    CNN President Jeff Zucker is wearing a big smile today. CNN pulled in about 23 million viewers last night during the second Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. From 8:15 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. EDT, CNN drew 22.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen Fast National ratings data. The network essentially matched Fox News, whose debate last month -- the first in the Republican primary race -- earned 24 million viewers. That's the kind of number that one sees on a popular network show like Fox's "Empire," which took in over 23 million viewers during...