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  • Republicans Mark Kirk and Susan Collins Will Oppose Senate Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    07/30/2015 2:25:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 30, 2015
    Despite four horrific videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors potentially breaking the law to sell the body parts of aborted babies, two Republicans say they will oppose the bill next week that will de-fund Planned Parenthood and stop it from receiving taxpayer funds. After three shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a fourth video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president discussing how Planned Parenthood how to break or get around the law to sell aborted babies. The video also shows a Planned Parenthood doctor shouting, “Another...
  • Former Carter Staffer Wants to Kill All Republicans and Conservatives

    07/29/2015 3:04:27 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 52 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/29/2015 | Christopher Cook
    From Progressives Today: “Republicans and conservatives are the enemy. They are expendable. They will be targets in the Revolution when it comes” writes Roland Windsor Vincent, in a recent post on his blog, Army Of The Revolution. The entry, entitled “Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans“, centers around animal rights and how “active Republican and conservatives voters are enabling the Animal Holocaust” and “If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment.” You hear about something like this and you want to think of it as an anomaly....
  • New Hampshire: Trump Leads, Bush Seconds

    07/28/2015 4:24:04 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 26 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | July 28, 2015 | Monmouth University (Patrick Murray)
    One-quarter of likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire currently support Donald Trump (24%), with Jeb Bush placing second at 12%. Roundi ng out the top ten are newly announced candidate John Kasich (7%), Scott Walker (7%), Marco Rubi o (6%), Ben Carson (5%), Rand Paul (5%), Chris Christie (4%), Carly Fiorina (3%) and Ted Cruz (3%) . Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and George Pataki each get 2%, while Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Lind sey Graham, and Jim Gilmore earn 1% or less.. Another 14% of likely primary voters are undecided. snip
  • Ted Cruz Has 15:1 Advantage Over Bush With Conservatives…And Why the Establishment Should Care

    07/28/2015 9:06:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-28-15 | Vince
    It’s sometimes said that you can tell a lot about a person by the friends they keep. That makes sense. Friendships are generally based on complementary personalities, shared values, and a variety of intangibles that cause people to bond. Money in politics is a similar barometer. The vast majority of Americans never donate any money to politicians or get involved in politics at all. For all of the kvetching about money in politics, there’s really not that much there. In 2012 a total of $6 billion was spent on politics. That includes spending by campaigns, outside groups, and independent organizations....
  • Dogs in the Basement, Yapping

    07/26/2015 2:08:58 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 30 replies
    FR ^ | Sunday, July 26, 2015 | cc
    Pataki, Christie, Perry, Graham, Santorum ... let's be honest, none of these guys has any chance of winning the Republican nomination. Zero. (They're all bland, boring, and politically correct.) In fact, any of them will be lucky just to make the "top 10" cut. So what's their motivation? Cabinet position? (Like Lindsay Graham is gonna talk Trump into making him Secretary of Defense in exchange for his 1% of the voters??) Or are they GOP-e suicide moles being pushed only to take out any non-approved frontrunner? Designated troublemakers?
  • Donald Trump Compilation

    07/25/2015 6:16:09 PM PDT · by CowHampshire · 38 replies
    NH Tea Party Coalition ^ | 7/16/2015 | NHTPC
    A compilation of facts and articles on Trump, including people he is connected to, people he has donated money to, and how he would far against Hillary. This group does NOT endorse, but they will dig up facts on each candidate so you can decide for yourself.
  • Bobby Jindal's campaign gains ground in Iowa

    07/23/2015 1:58:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Thursday, July 23, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Washington: Indian-American Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign seems to be gaining ground in the crucial primary state of Iowa, as a latest internal survey has put the Louisiana governor to fourth place among 16 Republican aspirants. Photo - Bobby Jindal draws 8% support from likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this week. 44-year-old Jindal draws eight per cent support from likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this week by his campaign, "Politico" reported. However, he still trails Scott Walker, who has a commanding lead with 23 per cent support in the poll, as...
  • TOP GOP STRATEGIST RUNS TO POLITICO, SMEARS TRUMP VOTERS AS ‘CLOWNS’

    07/22/2015 7:49:00 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/22/2015 | John Nolte
    While Republican frontrunner Donald Trump gleefully attacks members of the GOP Establishment and media, the GOP Establishment seem to believe it’s a good idea to run to the mainstream media and attack Republican voters. First Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% ran to the Left-wing New Yorker to attack 15,000 GOP base voters as “crazies.” Wednesday, the GOP Establishment went even further. Rick Wilson, a top Establishment Republican message and media strategist ran to Politico to attack Trump’s supporters as “clowns.” According to the most recent national poll, Trump is garnering support from 25% of the GOP base. Which means that a...
  • Quinnipiac poll: Hillary’s popularity crumbles in three swing states, now trails top Republicans

    07/22/2015 12:09:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2015 | AllahPundit
    Anyone have a tape measure I can borrow? I need to measure some drapes.No, no, I kid. The head-to-head match-ups in this poll mean nothing but the data on Hillary’s deteriorating image is — *mwah* — magnifique. First, the irrelevant yet sexy numbers showing her losing to Bush, Walker, and Rubio in Iowa, Virginia, and Colorado. It’s a perfect matrix of Democratic failure.Great stuff … except that lots of voters in those states couldn’t pick the Republicans out of a line-up right now and have yet to digest a single Democratic attack ad. Those margins will change as the...
  • Lamborn urges CSU to halt use of post-abortion fetal tissue in medical research

    07/21/2015 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    coloradostatesman.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | staff
    Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn called Friday for Colorado State University to stop using fetal tissue from abortions in its research while CSU defended its work as above reproach both legally and ethically. In a letter to CSU President Tony Frank, Lamborn cited documents released last week by the Center for Medical Progress showing that the university bought what he described as “aborted babies’ parts” on Jan. 10, 2013, from a Planned Parenthood affiliate in California. Federal and state law bans the acquisition, receipt or transfer of "human fetal tissue for valuable consideration" obtained from an abortion, although such purchases are...
  • New national GOP frontrunner: McCain is a hero, and if there was a misunderstanding,

    07/21/2015 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Journal calls it Trump’s attempt to make peace with the GOP after two days of heavy breathing over the McCain comments. It’s not an apology, but Mediaite is right that it’s probably as close as he gets to an apology. Which is good, because only RINOs apologize. He insists here that he didn’t really say what everyone heard him say this past weekend about McCain, which is interesting given that Trump fans have spent the last three days claiming that what he said was correct. Trump keeps pointing in interviews to this “fact check” by Sharyl Attkisson, who took...
  • Don’t Vote for Donald Trump…If (Excellent questions)

    07/21/2015 4:59:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Let's put this all into perspective. I am a S.O.B.- son of a butcher. My butcher dad instilled me with common sense. His favorite saying was, "Don't watch what a man says, watch what he does." Never has that saying applied more than with Donald Trump's comments about John McCain this past weekend. Of course John McCain is a war hero. That is not up for debate. Trump was angry. He was responding to attacks by McCain. He let his anger get the best of him. Trump was offensive. Trump was wrong. He should have attacked McCain's politics, but clearly...
  • Oh yes: Trump 24, Walker 13, Bush 12 in new ABC/WaPo national poll

    07/20/2015 7:05:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The most amazing data point in this poll? He was near 30 percent when they first started polling on Thursday — and then dropped off the table after his comments about McCain as a prisoner of war. Hmmmm. I’ve been through enough online episodes of “criticizing Republican X makes you a RINO” to enjoy this one before it inevitably fades this fall. May President Trump reign for a thousand years, and may all the no-class RINO establishmentarians with their loser net worth in the low seven figures weep at his feet. His views on immigration are not widely shared. Just...
  • IOWA: WALKER TAKES CAUCUS LEAD, TRUMP 2nd

    07/20/2015 10:09:19 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 16 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 7/20/15 | PATRICK MURRAY
    West Long Branch, NJ – The Monmouth University Poll of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers finds Scott Walker in the lead and Donald Trump in second place. The poll did not find any significant change in support for Trump in interviews conducted after his comments about John McCain’s military service. The poll also found that Bobby Jindal mak es his way into the second tier of candidates, doing better in Iowa than in the national polls
  • Ted Cruz's insane plan for winning the presidency

    07/20/2015 7:00:32 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | 7/20/15 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Did you hear Ted Cruz is running for president? Did you hear that he's perhaps the most conservative candidate in the race, and absolutely adored by a subsection of the base, which, according to conventional political logic, makes his candidacy both dangerous and doomed? Most observers are torn between the idea that Cruz is running to boost his profile, knowing full well that he can't win the nomination, and the idea that he's delusional enough to think he can win. I've actually argued that Ted Cruz has a path to the nomination. The conventional wisdom is that in Republican primaries,...
  • Kasich campaign hires gay marriage advocate from California

    07/16/2015 9:45:27 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7-16-2015 | Darrel Rowland
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign has hired a member of one of the nation's leading same-sex marriage advocacy groups as a strategist for his "independent" campaign committee. Matt David of Los Angeles is part of Young Conservatives for Freedom to Marry, part of the national Freedom to Marry organization that for years helped lead the effort to make gay marriage legal in America. (A Freedom to Marry spokeswoman confirmed today he is still part of the group.) David will now work for Kasich's "527" group, New Day for America, a campaign spokesman confirmed. Whether the hiring will lead to any...
  • Historical Ignorance

    07/15/2015 6:06:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag. To create better understanding, we have to start a bit before the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the war between the colonies and Great Britain. Its first article declared the 13 colonies "to be free, sovereign and independent states." These 13 sovereign nations came together in 1787 as principals and created the federal government as their agent. Principals have always...
  • WALKER ADVISER ON STRATEGY: ‘MUCH EASIER TO MOVE FROM BEING CONSERVATIVE TO MODERATE LATER ON’

    07/14/2015 9:43:44 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Walker has already done some “flipping” during the unofficial days of his campaign. As Breitbart News reported in March, the Wisconsin governor endorsed a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants then, but later on toughened his stance. Conservatives may accept that Walker has really “flipped” on illegal immigration, but many are not buying his current stance on Common Core. Walker has had many positions on the controversial education reform, but statements from his press office over the past several months, consistent with his political strategy, always contain the popular buzzword “local” when it comes to education: Governor Walker wants high...
  • Quotes of the day

    07/13/2015 7:30:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Scott Walker, the political phenomenon who rose to national fame by taking on unions in one of the most blue-collar states, announced Monday that he’ll seek the Republican nomination for president, using his kick-off rally to throw red meat to his conservative supporters. “Americans want to vote for something and for someone,” Walker told the roaring crowd in Waukesha, Wisconsin. “So tonight, let me tell you what I’m for. I’m for reform, growth, safety. I’m for transferring power from Washington into the hands of hard working tax payers in all states across the country, that’s real reform.”…“I realize unlike some...
  • RNC Launches Ohio Campaign aimed at Black Voters.

    07/13/2015 1:23:07 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 22 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Republican National Committee is expected later today to launch a four-week Ohio campaign that will focus on outreach to and mobilization of black voters in advance of the November 2016 presidential election. The campaign, called "#CommittedToCommunity: Engage, Empower, Uplift," includes a partnership with Radio One/TV One, which caters to a black and urban audience. It will begin today with faith-based outreach in Columbus and will end Aug. 6, the date of the first GOP presidential primary debate, which will be held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The campaign is part of an ongoing effort by...
  • Quotes of the day (Long Article)

    07/12/2015 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican presidential candidate, on Saturday took his anti-illegal-immigration message to Phoenix, delivering a 70-minute speech to a packed downtown ballroom that at times seemed more about needling his White House rivals and settling scores with his critics than public policy… About 20 minutes into Trump’s speech, a group of protesters disrupted the speech, and the ballroom immediately erupted. Trump supporters shouted “U-S-A! U-S-A!” as the demonstrators were led out.“I wonder if the Mexican government sent them over here. I think so,” Trump said to applause. “Because I’m telling you. I tell about the bad deals that...
  • Quotes of the day

    07/11/2015 8:29:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 11, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Donald Trump did not back down from controversial statements he made about immigration from Mexico, telling reporters Friday that his comments were taken out of context, and repeating his statements that Mexico is sending people to the U.S. that “Mexico doesn’t want.” Trump spoke at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills after meeting with families of those killed by undocumented immigrants.“People came into the country illegally and killed their children. And it’s a very, very, sad thing what’s happening with our country … And nobody wants to talk about it,” Trump said. Trump also referenced the high-profile killing of...
  • RINO ALERT: Scott Walker is NOT against gay marriage

    07/10/2015 9:51:57 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 32 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7/10/2015 | Louise Boyle
    Wisconsin governor posed with his wife's cousin and her new bride three days after state court struck down anti same-sex wedding law Walker said he supported emergency measure to stop same-sex marriages then went to Shelli Marquardt and Cathy Priem's reception The next month Walker wrote to conservative group he wanted to endorse him and said: 'I support marriage between one man and one woman.' But same-sex couple tell Daily Mail Online: 'He has been nothing but supportive of our relationship and wanted us to have love in our lives.' Walker will formally announce he is running for Republican White...
  • US prez candidate Jindal says India desperate for US leadership

    07/07/2015 12:55:33 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Republican presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal has sought steps by the United States to take the mantel of global leadership saying even non-aligned nations like India and Vietnam are desperate and hungry for American leadership. Trashing the foreign policy of the Obama Administration, Jindal, told the Fox News, “We would work not only with our allies, like Japan and South Korea and Taiwan. We'd work with non-aligned countries like India and Vietnam that are desperate and hungry for American leadership." Jindal, who last month announced his bid for the 2016 presidential elections, was responding to questions on addressing the challenges being...
  • Feminist Website: People Who Vote Republican do it to "Hurt People of Color"

    07/05/2015 11:46:01 AM PDT · by rightistight · 53 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/5/15 | Aurelius
    If you vote Republican, there's a good chance you're doing it because you want to "hurt people of Color." That's one of the messages from Everyday Feminism's new article, "Here Are the Real Reasons Why We White People Struggle to Admit That Racism Still Exists." The author, Jamie Utt, says that "we whites" need to realize the evil we're perpetrating. One of the "reasons" why white people can't admit that racism still exists is that "White People Have an Emotional Stake in Denying White Supremacy," he explains. "Because that way, we can avoid dealing with how we’re complicit in its...
  • New Hampshire Voters Bemoan Size of G.O.P. Field

    07/05/2015 11:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2015 | By PATRICK HEALY and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    AMHERST, N.H. — The Independence Day parades across New Hampshire on Saturday turned into parades of presidential candidates, and voters like Stuart Harmon were left shaking their heads at the daunting reality of watching, hearing and judging more than 20 contenders for the White House over the next seven months. “This race feels more like a spectator sport than an election,” said Mr. Harmon, an independent who shook hands with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and watched a dozen other campaign contingents march through this town of about 11,000. “Having all these candidates is a real problem, because it’ll...
  • Read the Scathing Letter Donald Trump Just Sent the CEO of Univision: ‘Please Be Advised…’

    06/26/2015 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/26/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Republican presidential hopeful and billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump sent a scathing letter to Univision’s CEO Friday, banning the network’s staff from his Miami golf resort. “Please be advised that under no circumstances is any officer or representative of Univision allowed to use Trump National Doral, Miami — its golf courses or any of its facilities,” Trump wrote to CEO and President Randy Falco. “Also, please immediately stop work and close the gate which is being constructed between our respective properties,” Trump added. “If this is not done within one week, we will close it.” The billionaire, known for his...
  • CNN/WMUR Poll NH Republican Primary

    06/26/2015 6:49:27 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 9 replies
    CNN/WMUR ^ | 6/26/15 | CNN
    Interviews with 1,010 adults in New Hampshire conducted by land line and cellular telephone on June 18-24, 2015 including 402 who say they plan to vote in the Republican presidential primary and 360 respondents who say they plan to vote in the Democratic presidential primary. The margin of sampling error for results based on Republican primary voters is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points and for results based on Democratic primary voters is plus or minus 5.2 percentage points .
  • In the age of Pope Francis, can a good Republican be a good Catholic?

    06/20/2015 6:52:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/19/2015 | Damon Linker
    With Republican politicians (or at least their staffs) busy reading, pondering, and strategizing about how to respond to Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, I'd like to propose that pundits and political junkies play a little game to liven the mood. The rules are simple. Every time a Republican who is a Catholic is asked for an opinion on the encyclical, place him into one of two categories: the Catholic Republicans or the Republican Catholics. The difference between the categories depends on which term is doing the modifying. A Catholic Republican is a Republican whose Catholicism comes first, whose faith...
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty?

    06/19/2015 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 80 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? I have analyzed all the major Republican presidential candidates (except Ben Carson and Rick Sanctorum, who are long shots, and Donald Trump, who has undocumented hair). I have found that all the major presidential candidates support amnesty for illegal aliens, except for one. Can you guess which one?
  • Rick Perry the Conservative vs. Rick Perry the Governor.

    06/08/2015 3:20:47 PM PDT · by ziravan · 33 replies
    Hard Hatters ^ | Hal Hawkins
    Popeye's Chicken vs. Rick Perry 2016As you may already know (or predicted long ago), Rick Perry is running for President, again. Rebranded with hipster glasses and a campaign logo that might make Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen cry plagiarism, Perry is hoping to correct the mistakes of his failed 2012 campaign. Separating himself from the current field of Senators, Perry’s announcement speech emphasized the need for governor that has led, rather than those who have given “a speech on the Senate floor”. His campaign website touts the Texas economy under his leadership, claiming he “he championed conservative principles that helped Texas become...
  • Republican Party of Iowa Platform

    06/02/2015 7:28:11 AM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 16 replies
    Iowa GOP ^ | Iowa GOP
    Platform Preamble As Republicans we uphold the principles of individual responsibility and liberty, adherence to traditional moral standards, a strong national defense, a free enterprise system, respect for the sanctity of human life, and freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof. We believe in retaining the original intent of our Constitution. We believe high moral character is a necessity for public servants. The highest standard of character should be embodied in both private and public life. We encourage the proliferation of these principles and their passage to future generations. Platform Principles The following are the fundamental principles that make...
  • Lindsey Graham to Jump Into 2016 Presidential Race: ‘Ready to Be Commander-in-Chief on Day One’

    06/01/2015 8:14:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 133 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-1-2015 | Erin Dooley
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is “ready to be commander-in-chief on day one,” the Republican will say when he announces his presidential candidacy in South Carolina today, according to excerpts of his remarks as prepared for delivery. “I intend to be president not of a single party, but of a nation,” he will say. “I want to do more than make big government smaller. I want to help make a great nation greater.” Graham, a retired Air Force colonel, enters the race just as a fierce battle over national security rages in the Senate. The South Carolina senator – a...
  • Conservatives Are The Counterculture

    05/29/2015 10:41:25 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 31 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/29/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    George Orwell wrote in his preface to Animal Farm that “Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban…At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question, anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.” This prevailing orthodoxy defines the ideology of the contemporary Left of today. Motivated by abstractions and a vision of a utopian future based upon that which has never existed but which they are convinced they can create, the...
  • CNN sets criteria for second GOP debate

    05/20/2015 4:32:32 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/20/2015 | Dylan Byers
    The CNN Republican primary debate on Sept. 16 will be divided into two parts featuring two different sets of candidates: those who rank in the top 10 according to public polling, and the remaining candidates who meet a minimum threshold of one percent in public polilng, the On Media blog has learned. The debate critera is more inclusive than the first Repbulican primary debate hosted by Fox News on August 6. That debate will only feature candidates who finish in the top 10 in an average of the five most recent national polls. The remaining candidates will get airtime on...
  • Mark Levin to Reveal His Top 1-3 Choices for the Republican Presidential Nominee

    05/17/2015 11:07:03 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 100 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | 5/15/15 | St. Thomas Aquinas
    Mark Levin announced on his 5/15/15 radio program that he will soon name his top one, two or three choices for the Republican presidential nominee. He said that he will be endorsing earlier than he usually does in the Republican primary process, because he wants to help prevent the RINO nominee from winning. He said that he will be announcing "soon."
  • HILLARY CLINTON AND THE SUPREME COURT

    05/16/2015 3:55:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | May 15, 2015 | CARSON HOLLOWAY
    According to the Washington Post, Hillary Clinton told a group of her fundraisers that she will have a litmus test for her nominees to the Supreme Court (if she should win the presidency): they will have to agree with her that the 2010 Citizens United ruling must be overturned.  In that ruling the Supreme Court held that corporations have First Amendment rights to engage in political speech and to spend money on such speech.  In making her pledge, Mrs. Clinton follows Bernie Sanders, who is also running for president.If Republican critics of Mrs. Clinton wanted to be demagogues about it,...
  • Staten Island special election 2015: Dan Donovan wins Congress seat

    05/05/2015 7:38:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Republican District Attorney Daniel Donovan has won Tuesday's special election and is going to be Staten Island's new congressman. Donovan vied with Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile and Green Party candidate James Lane for the seat. The final tally for the election is not yet available, but the Donovan camp declared him the winner of the special election on Tuesday night. The DA celebrated with supporters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield.
  • Red or Blue Quiz: Did a Republican or Democrat say that?

    04/28/2015 10:48:05 PM PDT · by bikingbill · 20 replies
    "When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship." Red or Blue?
  • Video: Bruce Jenner comes out — as a conservative Republican

    04/25/2015 10:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Last night’s interview with Bruce Jenner by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20 turned out to be very revealing … in a much different way than many thought. By this time, a relentless series of media reports had made it quite clear that Jenner had embraced a transgender identity, at least privately. The big reveal turned out to be that Jenner also identifies as a conservative Republican: When Sawyer asked if Jenner cheered when Obama became the first president to even say the word “transgender” in a State of the Union address, the 65-year-old replied that he “would certainly give...
  • Bruce Jenner said he’s Republican. Only 21 percent of LGBT Americans are.

    04/25/2015 4:50:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    In an interview with ABC Friday, Bruce Jenner said he is transgender, and also Republican. [Snip] According to a July Gallup poll, 21 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are Republican or lean Republican ... Note: Bruce Jenner's current name and a male pronoun is used in this post, as he has not requested a new name or pronoun be used.
  • Is Marco Rubio an anchor-baby?

    04/22/2015 12:06:18 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 04/22/15 | Self
    Since Marco Rubio was born in the U.S. to the parents that were not U.S. citizens, does that make him an anchor baby? I personally think at least one parent should be a U.S. citizen before citizenship is granted upon birth. I haven't really seen many people talking about this.
  • GOP contenders gather in NH: 5 things to watch for

    04/17/2015 2:08:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Telegram - Worchester ^ | April 17, 2015 | AP - Steve Peoples 
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. It's the first gathering of its kind in the first-in-the-nation primary state this year and offers no shortage of intriguing storylines as Republican contenders across the political spectrum deliver speeches, answer questions and work to stand out in the crowd. Five things we'll be watching for: [SNIP] Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will be in New Hampshire as well to make sure Republicans don't get a free pass. [SNIP]
  • Ted Cruz praises Marco Rubio as he enters the 2016 race

    04/13/2015 12:23:27 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04/13/15 | The Right Scoop
    As he did with Rand Paul, Ted Cruz praises the entrance of Marco Rubio into the 2016 race for president: Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the announcement that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will also seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States:“Marco is a friend and colleague whom I greatly respect. We’re both the sons of immigrants who escaped Cuba to build a better life in the United States, and we share a deep appreciation and understanding of what it means to work hard and achieve the American Dream. Marco is...
  • Rand Paul on gay marriage: 'People ought to be treated fairly'

    04/13/2015 11:56:02 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/12/15 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Rand Paul isn't endorsing same-sex marriage, but said Sunday that "people ought to be treated fairly under the law." The Kentucky Republican senator who launched his 2016 presidential campaign this week talked about the semantics of marriage equality in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." He said the decision on whether to allow same-sex marriage should be left to the states, and that he believes in "the traditional religious connotation" to marriage -- which religious conservatives believe should be reserved for one man and one woman. "I also believe people ought to be treated...
  • Why Ted Cruz Can Win

    04/12/2015 3:26:28 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 51 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 1st, 2015 | T. Carter
    If Ted Cruz plays his hand of cards correctly, he could win both Paul libertarians and Bush Evangelicals. His positions on taxation and abolishing the IRS are already in line with most libertarian ideas, and his positions on abortion and other social issues make him a strong choice for Evangelical voters. To get an idea of how strong the GOP's Evangelical base is, we can look at the number of Evangelicals who voted in past Republican primaries. In Iowa, 60% of Republican voters identified as Evangelical in 2008 and 2012. In South Carolina, the numbers are the same. Both Iowa...
  • How Many Highly Religious Conservative Republicans Are There?

    04/10/2015 11:54:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Christian Post's Opinion Section ^ | April 10, 2015 | Frank Newport, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Gallup
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz chose a conservative, evangelical Christian university as the setting for his announcement that he was running for president. This underscored his apparent strategic decision to focus relentlessly on the conservative, highly religious segment of his party, both in terms of attempting to become their candidate of preference, and also in terms of maximizing their turnout in the 2016 primary elections. The Republican Party in general has a disproportionate percentage of conservative and highly religious Americans in its ranks, so Cruz's strategy would appear to make numerical sense -- as it would for other conservative politicians, like...
  • Keep Rand Paul Weird: Will the Libertarian-Leaning Presidential Candidate Shed

    04/08/2015 2:58:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    Rand Paul, who launched his presidential campaign on Tuesday, calls himself "a different kind of Republican," which at this point remains an accurate description. But in his eagerness to win primaries, the libertarian-leaning Kentucky senator runs the risk of shedding the differences that make his voice distinctive and worth hearing. Perhaps the most striking example of politically motivated backpedaling is Paul's recent proposal to raise defense spending by $190 billion over two years with money reallocated from other parts of the federal budget. Four years ago, by contrast, he supported cutting defense spending by $164 billion over five years. Paul...
  • EXCLUSIVE–INSIDE TED CRUZ’S CAMPAIGN HQ: HOW TEXAS FIREBRAND PLANS TO WIN BY BREAKING ALL THE RULES

    04/06/2015 12:05:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/6/2015 | Matt Boyle
    HOUSTON, Texas — About six or seven hundred hardcore conservatives gathered outside the new Houston campaign headquarters for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) last Tuesday, an event at which he showed off his presidential prospects as the first declared candidate for 2016. Cruz, the true Washington outsider, has had a hugely successful first two weeks as the first declared candidate for the White House—raising millions of dollars, hiring key staff, and building a formidable operation, all while sticking true to his aggressive conservatism. Cruz has shaken up Washington, the political class, and the media establishment by essentially proving since his announcement...
  • [VIDEO] Rand Paul to announce 2016 run tomorrow

    04/06/2015 7:59:33 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 45 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04/06/2015 | The Right Scoop
    It looks like Rand Paul will be announcing a presidential run tomorrow according to his new campaign video that says on April 7 a different kind of Republican will take on Washington:   Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has told her staff to be ready at any moment for a presidential campaign announcement: THE HILL – Most staffers hired for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign have no idea when she’ll announce, according to a CNN report, but have been told that they must be ready to start their campaign roles at any moment — starting Monday. Until then, they are working out of...