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  • Conservatives lambaste Republican leaders over Planned Parenthood, Export-Import Bank

    07/29/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | ‎July‎ ‎29‎, ‎2015 | Jon Ward
    Conservatives lambaste Republican leaders over Planned Parenthood, Export-Import Bank Jon Ward Senior Political Correspondent ‎July‎ ‎29‎, ‎2015 Conservative grassroots anger at Republican leadership in Congress and in the presidential contest has crescendoed in recent days, and the outrage on the right is forcing the GOP to respond. The unrest came to a climax on Monday when conservatives tuning back into the political discussion after the weekend saw that on Sunday, the Senate had failed to take up a bill to eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. Meanwhile on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had forced through an amendment...
  • Jeb Bush suggests GOP primary voters hate compromise

    07/28/2015 8:15:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Greg Sargent
    The Jeb Bush experiment continues to be fascinating to watch. As you may recall, Bush said not long ago that a GOP presidential candidate needs to be prepared to lose the primary in order to win the general election implicitly suggesting that he will not fall victim to the dynamic that claimed Mitt Romney. Heres the latest example of Jeb Bush employing that strategy: He audaciously suggested that as a general matter, GOP primary voters are hostile to compromise. The New York Times reports on a Bush appearance in Orlando, Florida: We need men and women of good will...
  • GOP Leaders Are Driving Their Base Into The Arms Of Donald Trump

    07/28/2015 3:01:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/15 | Scott Greer
    Remember that picture of Chris Matthews looking upset at the announcement of a Republican sweep in the midterm elections?There he was arms crossed, frowning intensly looking at the results like a man who just lost a lot of money at a game of cards.It was gleefully shared around by Republicans and conservatives rejoicing in the fact that Congress was now back in the hands of the GOP, with the hope that President Obamas agenda would finally be put in reverse.If only Matthews and those same Republicans could see what would happen in the GOP-controlled Senate on July 26.The...
  • Jeb Bush: Im a joyful tortoise in long, acrimonious race

    07/27/2015 8:01:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/27/15 | Adam C Smith
    Repeat after Jeb Bush: He is not angry. Not even a tiny bit. Floridas Republican former governor is happy joyful even. And campaigning throughout Orlando Monday the merriest of presidential candidates reminded supporters over and over again that he is nothing like some of his churlish counterparts in the GOP primary. Heres the deal: I dont have anger in my heart, he told about 200 people at a community center in Maitland Monday evening. We shouldnt be scolding people. We shouldnt be saying outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message. Im not a grievance candidate, he...
  • Bush denounces 'crazy message of hate' in campaign, urges rivals to stop scolding each other

    07/27/2015 4:45:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    AP US News ^ | 7/27/15 | SERGIO BUSTOS
    Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the "crazy message of hate" that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a "committed conservative," but not an "angry" one, in remarks rooted in Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and the backlash that followed. As conservatives, he said in a speech to pastors, "if we act with our heart, people will rise." Afterward, Bush gave his call for political civility a harder edge in a raucous rally where he urged other GOP contenders to quit scolding each other. "We have to campaign with joy in our...
  • Emotional John Boehner Brought To Tears In New Interview [VIDEO]

    07/27/2015 4:08:43 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Speaker of the House John Boehner was brought to tears while discussing the future of Americas youth in an emotional, new interview. Boehner invitedDavid Feherty host of The Golf Channels Feherty to Capitol Hill, and man oh man, it looks like Boehners office could use a little dusting. Read more:[](
  • Jeb Bush, Rubio, Lindsey Graham in Trump Is Out of NH Voters First Debate

    07/27/2015 11:06:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-27-2015 | Jim Huft
    RINO Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham will participate in the Voters First Forum in New Hampshire on August 3rd along with 11 other GOP candidates. But Donald Trump will not attend the event after the organizers published a brutal hit piece on the GOP front-runner.
  • Senate Floor: Ted Cruz Explodes On Mitch McConnell,Says He Lied To Entire Republican Conference

    07/24/2015 3:49:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, delivered a brutal speech bashing his own partys leaderships failures on the Senate floor on Friday morning after Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) moved forward with a plot to reauthorize the Export Import Bank. In the speech, Cruz sayscalling him out personallyMcConnell lied to the entire Republican conference. Cruzs speech stemmed from how McConnelldespite telling the entire GOP conference there was no such secret deal with the Democrats during the Obamatrade process to later bring up Ex-Im reauthorizationactually did cut a deal with Democrats, specifically Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). Today...
  • Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans

    07/24/2015 6:05:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Calling on his party to embrace diversity, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Thursday that Republicans will never win the presidency if they don't campaign in "every nook and cranny" of the country - especially in Hispanic and African-American communities. "I'm running to draw people toward our cause rather than push them away," Bush said during a town hall-style meeting in New Hampshire. "Our message has to be uplifting, positive, hopeful, rather than negative (and) divisive." Speaking to a predominantly white audience in northern New Hampshire, Bush said Republicans must campaign in Latino communities. He delivered a brief line in...
  • Jeb Bushs fundraising relies on big city support

    07/24/2015 5:43:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/22/15 | Daniel Lippman
    While Jeb Bush focuses his time on the first primary and caucus states, hes raising a great deal of his money from big cities like Dallas, Houston and Miami, and traditional Democratic coastal power centers like Washington and New York.
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM: Trump Is Going To Kill My Party And We Say, Screw Off Lindsey!

    07/23/2015 8:55:48 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 49 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 07-23-2015
    Thursday on CNN, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Donald Trumps recent controversial comments on illegal immigrants are going to kill the Republican Party.
  • Blaine Cooper calls for John McCain to be arrested and tried for treason at town hall meeting

    07/22/2015 1:49:09 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies ^ | 7/22/15 | ReformedMediadotNet
    Blaine Cooper calls for John McCain to be arrested and tried for treason at town hall meeting Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has come under attack, and rightfully so. He has gone from being a Vietnam Veteran hero to crossing the line, in my opinion and many others, of being a traitor to the Constitution and the United States. I ran across a video of a townhall meeting that apparently took place sometime in September, in which Blaine Cooper called out John McCain on his treason for aiding and abetting the enemy of the United States.
  • Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans

    07/23/2015 3:41:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 5:23 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Republicans wont win the White House if candidates dont campaign in every nook and cranny of the country, especially in Latino and African-American communities. The Republican presidential contender made his comments Thursday during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. They come as businessman Donald Trumps hardline rhetoric on immigration continues to dominate the GOP primary race.
  • John Boehner noncommittal on defunding Planned Parenthood

    07/23/2015 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/15 4:47 PM EDT | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner twice stopped short of declaring the House would cut off all government funding to Planned Parenthood, and said he would rely on the results of a pair of congressional investigations to guide his decision. Two videos allegedly show Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales of tissue and organs from aborted fetuses. Boehner said he would wait for the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees to finish their investigations before announcing a response.
  • Jeb Bush says he's an optimistic option for voters

    07/23/2015 9:40:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | 7/23/15 | Mike Rosier
    Jeb Bush says hes not an angry candidate. Far from it, in fact. He says he represents a more positive option for voters as a happy warrior who refuses to bend the knee to pessimism. Instead, Bush says he will run an inclusive presidential campaign in places other Republican candidates wont go black churches, the Hispanic community and on college campuses. He says he will campaign with heart and conviction and campaign to win. And that, he hopes, will be good enough for the future of America.
  • Bush blasts 'swarms of lobbyists' but once registered as one

    07/23/2015 8:36:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 7/23/15 | RONNIE GREENE
    Surrounded by supporters as he announced his bid for the presidency, Jeb Bush decried the "swarms of lobbyists" holding sway in Washington and said he was the candidate ready to do something about it. "We will also challenge the culture that has made lobbying the premier growth industry in our nation's capital," Bush said in Miami. "Look, the rest of the country struggles under big government, while comfortable, complacent interest groups in Washington have been thriving on it." Four days later, Bush was in Washington for a fundraising luncheon in his honor. His hosts included lobbyists who have made their...
  • Nine in Ten Conservative Activist say "Dump Boehner"

    07/23/2015 7:58:32 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies ^ | 7/23/2015 | Mike Flynn
    EXCLUSIVE Nine in Ten Conservative Activists Say Dump Boehner by Mike Flynn 23 Jul 2015 The conservative activist group Citizens United is releasing a new poll of its membership, which surveyed some 4,000 activists across the country. Just two percent approve of the job Congress is doing. More than 90 percent want their Member of Congress to replace current House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) . After four and a half years as Speaker, its become crystal clear that grassroots conservatives are through being patient with John Boehner, David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United, said in a release....
  • Boehnor Vows Fight to Scuttle Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/22/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2015 | Fox News
    House Speaker John Boehner vows to do 'everything possible' to stop President Obama's newly struck Iran nuclear deal, as Congress formally begins consideration of the hard-fought pact.
  • Jeb Bush Campaigns in Upstate; Asks Not To Be Judged by Last Name (Spartanburg, SC 100+ people!)

    07/22/2015 5:11:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    WLOS ^ | July 21, 2015 | WLOS
    More than 100 people turned out to hear Jeb Bush campaign on Tuesday. Bush told the crowd the Republican party will not win the election if it doesn't become more inclusive and spoke to the crowd about hope. "This will be the greatest time to be alive. I wake up each day thinking that," Bush said. He talked about creating change. "A Republican president, and I hope to be that Republican president, will actually, fasten your seat belts here; this may be a radical idea, may have to talk to somebody who doesn't agree with them," Bush said.
  • Jeb Bush turns on the snark (Spartanburg, SC crowd of 200)

    07/21/2015 6:54:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/21/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    The experienced, accessible and disciplined candidate gets sarcastic in South Carolina. Jeb Bush said hed give John Kasich a shout-out from the debate stage if the Ohio governor doesnt make the cut. He publicly lamented the medias obsession with Donald Trump. He even mocked the notion that his family lineage means hes been waiting his whole life to become president. Its not like Ive been kind of in some test tube waiting for my chance now, the third Bush, he quipped. Ive actually had a life. The 200 people who showed up here Tuesday afternoon got a glimpse of a...
  • The Third Obama Term

    07/21/2015 2:55:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 33 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 21, 2015 | Ross Kaminsky
    Pundits of the left and the right have spilled much digital ink on Donald Trump in recent weeks, increasing in recent days with his unconscionable comments about John McCain. (McCain is not my favorite politician but a fighter pilot who refuses early release from the Hanoi Hilton because other members of our military had been there longer than he had is by any measure a war hero.) ..... But bad policy, bad hair, and a bad attitude arent the biggest problem with Donald Trump. Trumps political differences with the Barack Obama are, in most cases, stark. But I see a...
  • Ohios Obamacare expansion has cost $4 billion [THANKS TO RINO GOV. KASICH]

    07/21/2015 9:46:49 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 13 replies ^ | 7-21-15 | Jason Hart
    Expanding Medicaid to working-age Ohioans with no kids and no disabilities was supposed to cost $2.56 billion in its first year and a half. So much for that. After just 18 months, Ohio Gov. John Kasichs Obamacare [Go to article to see graph.] Kasich underestimated the cost of the first 18 months of his Obamacare expansion by roughly $1.5 billion. Enrollment was almost 600,000 at the end of June, compared to Kasichs projection of 366,000. Ohios Obamacare expansion has cost far more than expected because enrollment and per-member costs have both rocketed past expectations. Benefit costs have exceeded $325 million...
  • Photos show Trump in military uniform, with athletic teams before dodging the ...draft...

    07/20/2015 8:17:05 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 108 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:11 PM | BY NANCY DILLON
    Donald Trump smiled in uniform as a cadet at the New York Military Academy then sidestepped the Vietnam draft with college enrollment and a medical deferment for bone spurs a relatively minor injury in his foot....After leaving the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, he was quickly classified as 1-A, available for service in July 1968 and went for a physical that September. He was "disqualified" at some point after the physical and got a medical deferment in October 1968, the records show.... Trump biographer Wayne Barrett, author of "Trump: The Deals and the Downfall," ...said Trump likely got...
  • Jeb Bush vows to take on bureaucracy, revolving door of influence if elected (350 in audience!)

    07/20/2015 3:45:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/20/15 | MARY ELLEN KLAS
    With Tallahassee as his backdrop, Jeb Bush vowed Monday to disrupt the Washington establishment if hes elected president, by shrinking government, seeking a line-item veto, campaigning for a balanced budget amendment and imposing a six-year ban on the revolving door of Congressmen entering the lobbying corps. The ultimate disruption of Washington is to reject, as I do, the whole idea of a government forever growing more, borrowing more and spending more, Floridas former governor told 350 supporters at Florida State University.
  • Walker first, Trump second in Iowa Poll

    07/20/2015 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads a crowded field of Republican presidential contenders in the early voting state of Iowa, according to a new Monmouth University poll of likely caucusgoers. Walker takes 22 percent in the poll released Monday, a double digit lead against all other GOP candidates with the exception of businessman Donald Trump, who has 13 percent support. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson (8 percent), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (7 percent), Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (7 percent) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (6 percent) follow behind. The poll was conducted amid Trump's controversial comments Saturday in Iowa, in which...
  • 'I'll say what I want to say: Donald Trump unrepentant after McCain comments stir anger

    07/19/2015 10:08:46 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 101 replies
    AP ^ | 7-19-2015 | AP in Washington
    Republican presidential contenders Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Texas Governor Rick Perry said Trump, with his latest bombast, had demonstrated he was not fit to be president. At an Iowa candidate forum on Saturday, Trump dismissed Republican Senator John McCains reputation as a war hero, saying the navy pilot was merely taken captive after being shot down in Vietnam and I like people who werent captured. I will say what I want to say, Trump said on Sunday, claiming a strong record of supporting veterans and accusing McCain of failing them in Washington. I will do far more for...
  • Trump Supports National Health Care (2011)

    07/19/2015 10:46:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 96 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04.18.11 | John Ellis
    "We must have universal healthcare," wrote Trump. "I'm a conservative on most issues but a liberal on this one. We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by healthcare expenses." The goal of health care reform, wrote Trump, should be a system that looks a lot like Canada. "Doctors might be paid less than they are now, as is the case in Canada, but they would be able to treat more patients because of the reduction in their paperwork," he writes.
  • Export-Import Bank could be revived via highway funding bill

    07/18/2015 5:06:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    LA TImes ^ | 7-17-15 | Jim Puzzanghera
    ouse Republican leaders succeeded last month in their quest to shut down a federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their goods overseas, but a majority in Congress may soon have the last word.. A path to reviving the Export-Import Bank has emerged in Congress, and the agency, which has the strong backing of business groups, could be providing assistance again within weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would allow bank advocates to include a five-year reauthorization of the agency on a highway funding bill that must pass by the end of the month. And there's enough...
  • Mitt Romney Piles On Trump For Savaging McCain, Trump Fires Back

    07/18/2015 2:37:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 212 replies
    TPM ^ | 7/18/15 | DAVID KURTZ
    As a wave of Republican scorn washed over Donald Trump Saturday for questioning John McCain's status as a war hero, Mitt Romney joined in with praise for McCain and derision for Trump. -snip- Both men lost to Barack Obama, a fact Trump was quick to tout in returning fire toward Romney: Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 49 minutes ago Why would anybody listen to @MittRomney? He lost an election that should have easily been won against Obama. By the way,so did John McCain!
  • Jeb Bush: Im Fine With Transgender Soldiers if Morale Is Unaffected

    07/18/2015 10:21:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 17 Jul 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he's "fine" with transgender people openly serving in the military as long as it doesn't compromise morale, Yahoo News reports. Bush's view echoing that of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the Washington Post has reported marks the first time he has commented on the issue. And it comes in the wake of the Defense Department decision this week to issue two directives bringing the Pentagon closer to rescinding its ban on open service by transgender people. Carter ordered a 6-month review to examine how allowing transgenders to serve openly in the military...
  • Jeb Bush Gives Obama Credit On Iran; James Bakers Influence At Work (April 2015)

    07/18/2015 9:05:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/8/15 | Joel B Pollak
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) may be closest to Obama in his view on foreign policy, as Dr. Charles Krauthammer put it on Tuesday, but he is facing stiff competition from Jeb Bush in that category. The former Florida governor praised Obamas initial negotiating efforts with Iran on Tuesday, telling an audience in Denver that we need to give him credit for bringing other people along and making it tougher. The puzzling statement suggests the influence of James A. Baker III on the Bush campaign. Baker, a former Secretary of State, was the co-chair of the Iraq Study Group in 2006,...
  • Jeb Bush: I won't tear up Iran deal on Day One

    07/18/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/17/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush on Friday gave sharp criticism of the nuclear deal with Iran, but said he wouldn't immediately kill the agreement on his first day in office if he becomes the next president. The former Florida governor told an audience at a campaign event in Carson City, Nevada, that he'd take a more pragmatic approach by consulting with his Cabinet and allies before scratching the nuclear agreement altogether. "One thing I won't do is just say as a candidate: 'I'm just going to tear up the agreement on the first day.' That sounds great, but maybe you ought to check...
  • Scott Walker hits the road on Iowa campaign sweep

    07/17/2015 9:01:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jason Stein
    Davenport Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is wrapping up his first week as a presidential candidate in a three-day swing across Iowa, driving from the eastern bluffs above the Mississippi River to the western ones above the Missouri. The GOP governor will make at least 10 stops in this all-essential early state in the presidential nomination process, which will be key to his candidacy. Without a win or at least a very strong finish in this neighboring state where he spent part of his childhood, Walker is unlikely to sustain for long the campaign that he began Monday in Waukesha. To...
  • The unbelievable reasons why the Pentagon wants soldiers disarmed on bases

    07/17/2015 6:18:23 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2015 | By Newsmachete
    Last year, radical Muslim Nidal Hasan murdered 13 unarmed American soldiers and wounded 30 others. Thank you, George H.W. Bush! Yesterday, radical Muslim Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez murdered four unarmed American soldiers. Thank you, George H.W. Bush! Yes, it former President Bush whom we must thank for this, for it was he who put into place a regulation stating that American soldiers off the frontlines, for the most part, must be unarmed. (Clinton perpetuated it, but Bush started it.) That makes them sitting ducks for a single radical Muslim with a gun, who can casually go and shoot one soldier at...
  • What Jeb Bush likes about Obama

    07/17/2015 6:11:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/16/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush spends a lot of his time these days blasting President Barack Obama's policies. But the former Florida governor took a rare moment Thursday to elaborate on the qualities that he actually admires about the President. Speaking in San Francisco at Thumbtack, a service that matches customers with professionals for various projects, Bush was asked by an employee if there were any characteristics of Obama that Bush would like to emulate. Republican presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush gets out of an Uber car as he arrives at Thumbtack on July 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California....
  • Meghan McCain to Join Fox News Channel as Contributor

    07/16/2015 10:44:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Variety ^ | July 16, 2015 | Brian Steinberg
    Meghan McCain, the political scion who has won public fame as a blogger, commentator and TV-show host, will join Fox News Channel as a contributor, Variety has learned. A spokesperson for the network confirmed the hire. McCain is expected to contribute to the networks primetime and daytime programming. McCain, the oldest daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, a Republican, joins as Fox News Channel, like other news outlets, heads into a frenzied pre-season for the 2016 election for U.S. president. Already, more than a dozen different candidates for the Republican nomination have thrown their hat into the ring.
  • The View: Nicolle Wallace to Exit

    07/16/2015 7:26:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 15, 2015 | Rebecca Iannucci
    For those playing The View Bingo at home, you can now put a chip over Nicolle Wallace leaves. The political commentator, who joined the ABC talker last September, will not return as a full-time co-host next season.
  • Scott Walker backtracks on reaction to gay Boy Scout leaders

    07/15/2015 3:01:13 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Scott Walker stumbled over his own prior comments Wednesday, saying that when he called on the Boy Scouts to reinstate a ban on gay leaders because it protected children, he meant the ban protected them from media scrutiny. The protection was not a physical protection, Walker said Wednesday at an event in South Carolina, according to The New York Times. Rather, the Wisconsin governor continued, he was referring to protecting them from being involved in the very thing youre talking about right now, the political and media discussion about it, instead of just focusing on what Scouts is about, which...

    07/14/2015 8:45:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | July 14, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    In anticipation of a nuclear deal with Iran, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made it a key part of his presidential campaign announcement speech last night, warning against Obamas decision to make peace with Iran over their nuclear program.
  • Live thread -- Scott Walker's announcement.

    07/13/2015 3:21:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 161 replies
    vanity | 7-13-15 | self -- vanity
    Scott Walker addressing the crowd in Waukesha right now. Started by reminiscing about a neighbor and scoutleader who was instrumental in getting him interested in government.
  • Walker Makes It Official, Vows to Build Up and Energize the Conservative Base

    07/13/2015 12:35:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | July 13, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: One of the most qualified Republicans made it official, Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin -- who, as you know, if you listen regularly to this program -- we have touted Walker's qualifications time and time and time again. Here is a man who is conservative. You know what he said, by the way, in his speech? Name for me any other candidate -- and there may be some -- I just can't recall top of my head. Name for me any other candidate who's made this point. Scott Walker For AmericaScott Walker said one of the first things...
  • Democrats Threw Everything They Had At Scott WalkerAnd Still Lost

    07/13/2015 10:12:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 13, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    Right to work. The elimination of wage control laws. Voter ID laws. Defunding Planned Parenthood. Expanding school choice. These are some of the No. 1 priorities for Republican legislators around the country. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has hit every item on this list, and he did so in a deep blue state; Wisconsin hasnt gone red in a presidential election in more than 30 years, and its labor union culture may be second only to that of the automotive capital in neighboring Michigan. Walkers uncompromising conservative governance made him Democrats' No. 1 target at both the state and national level,...
  • Gov Haley:Confederate Flag Never Should Have Been There

    07/10/2015 5:28:19 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 155 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/10/15 | p key
    Friday on CNN, Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) said the Confederate flag, which has now been removed from the grounds of the statehouse, caused political battles and personal pain since it went up and declared, It just never should have been there. Its a true new day in South Carolina, she said. When I came into office, to have a two thirds vote threshold was a huge one. Its not a Republican/Democrat, white/black, there hadnt been a billed filed to bring it down since 2007. There was so much of a divide and so much hurt in the compromise of 2000,...
  • Eager Scott Walker Ready for Presidential Race

    07/13/2015 7:17:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7-13-15 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Sub head: Running as 'a fighter who can win' and implement 'commonsense conservative reforms.'Scott Walker isnt big on self-reflection. He spent much of Sunday on a this-is-your-life tour of southeastern Wisconsin with an ABC News production team and World News Tonight anchor David Muir. Late in the afternoon, he signed the biennial budget for the state of Wisconsin, a final item on the to-do list he compiled last winter as he began exploring a bid for the presidency. Today, Walker will formally announce his candidacy for the White House. Its pretty heady stuff, but Walker, who grew up the son...
  • Nikki Haley Lectures Donald Trump: Its Not Ok To Speak About Illegal Immigration Like You Do

    07/12/2015 6:24:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 122 replies ^ | 07/12/2015 | Spit Stixx
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  • Lindsey Graham: Trump is a GOP "wrecking ball"

    07/12/2015 5:29:33 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2015, 5:36 PM | REENA FLORES
    Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham wants the GOP to "push back" against Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants -- otherwise, he says, there's little hope in winning the White House come 2016. "I think he's hijacked the debate," Graham said Sunday in an interview with CNN. "I think he's a wrecking ball for the future of the Republican Party with the Hispanic community. And we need to push back." "At the end of the day, for us to win a national election, we have to do better with Hispanics," Graham added. "And for us to have...
  • Walker Wins: New Budget Will Repeal University Tenure

    07/11/2015 4:11:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies ^ | July 11, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is poised to win a huge victory on education as the state legislature passed a budget that repeals state tenure guarantees while also slashing the budget of the University of Wisconsin. The victory was enunciated by the acquiescence of the university, which recognized its defeat by passing a spending plan that implements Walkers cuts. All that remains is for Walker to consummate his victory by affixing his signature to the budget. The two-year, $73 billion budget approved Thursday makes a host of changes Walker has sought in the realm of education. Wisconsins school voucher program is...
  • Jeb Bests Hillary in an American Worker Tweet-Off

    07/11/2015 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | July 10, 2015 | Larry Kudlow
    Jeb Bush is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong. You can probably say that about a lot of things. But in this case its about the need for more part-time American workers to work full-time in order to improve their own lots as well as the lot of the economy. The mini spat started when Jeb Bush short-handed the point that people should work longer hours in a meeting with New Hampshires Union Leader. Hillary Clinton -- who doesnt say anything to anybody then tweeted, Anyone who believes Americans arent working hard enough hasnt met enough American workers. A...
  • The Insiders: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Are Experts at Manipulating the Media

    07/10/2015 7:02:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10 | Ed Rogers
    By at 12:07 PM Besides the fact that they are both running for president in 2016, what do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have in common? They both play the media like a fiddle. They use the mainstream media in the same way: They say something outrageous, whether its an outright lie or a provocative statement, then wait for the media to come after them. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures and declares "You're fired!" at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., in this file photo taken June 17, 2015. (Dominick Reuter/Reuters) Donald Trump gestures and declares Youre fired! at...
  • Don't skewer Jeb Bush over half of a sentence

    07/10/2015 9:49:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | 7/10/15 | Paul Waldman
    Te 2016 gaffe wars have finally begun. Oh, there have been gaffes before now in this presidential race, but the one Jeb Bush uttered on Wednesday that in order to get our economy moving, "people need to work longer hours" may be the first of this campaign's gaffes that is being accepted by both his political opponents and the media as terribly consequential ("Jeb Bush's 'Longer Hours' Remark Will Haunt Him," reads a headline at Time magazine). I may not have a lot of love for Jeb, but even this liberal is willing to say that on this...