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  • Republican National Committee Marks Tax Day by Suing IRS

    04/15/2014 11:51:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/15/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    The Republican National Committee marked Tax Day by suing the Internal Revenue Service.The lawsuit charges that the IRS is withholding records sought by the RNC’s May 2013 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, in which the committee sought to review documents and correspondence related to criteria used for reviewing and approving 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations.The FOIA request seeks all documents dated between Jan. 1, 2010, and May 20, 2013, containing the words “tea party,” “patriot,” and/or “9/12 project,” referring to the group created by Glenn Beck, along with any documents pertaining to increased scrutiny of 501(c)(4)s, especially using “be on...
  • Dramatic Little Known GOP Rule Change Takes Choice Of Presidential Candidate Away From Rank And File

    04/09/2014 11:48:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/07/2014 @ 12:05PM | Rick Ungar
    Take a look at how Republican National Committee Rule No. 40(b) read before the 2012 convention changes:Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination.Simply put, the rule meant that any candidate for the GOP presidential nomination who showed up at the convention with the largest number of delegates in five statesor was able to twist enough arms at the...
  • Haley Barbour: Jeb Bush stance like Reagans

    04/09/2014 8:04:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/8/14 | UCY MCCALMONT
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended Jeb Bushs recent comments that some illegal immigration is an act of love, saying its very similar to what former President Ronald Reagan thought. What people want you to do: Tell the truth, Barbour said Tuesday at the LBJ Presidential Librarys Civil Rights Summit. And if Jeb feels that way about it it sort of reminds me of my boss, Ronald Reagan. Barbour, who was an aide in Reagans administration described what the president used to call the gates test during a panel Tuesday with Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. Ronald Reagan...
  • Jeb Bush is purposely poking the Republican base in the eye. Why?

    04/08/2014 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 7, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush's "act of love" comments about immigration over the weekend drew massive headlines with some conservatives criticizing him for his latest apostasy on the issue. But, it's the lead-up to Bush using the phrase "act of love" that's actually the really important part of what he said. Here it is with our bolding added: "There are means by which we can control our border better than we have. And there should be penalties for breaking the law. But the way I look at this -- and I'm going to say this, and it'll be on tape and so be...
  • Suzy Welch: Jeb Bush For President Backers 'Must Want To Lose'

    04/08/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | TONY LEE
    Suzy Welch, the power business journalist and former editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review, thinks former Florida Governor Jeb Bush would be a loser if nominated for president. The wife of former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is hardly a tea partier who feels more at ease among staunch conservatives than on the ideas circuit. In fact, with her Harvard and Andover pedigree, the author of the best-selling 10-10-10 book may be most comfortable in the elite worlds of academia, finance, and culture that make up the Acela Corridor. This is the same world that is clamoring for Jeb Bush...
  • Republicans are realizing that Jeb Bush is their only option in 2016

    04/08/2014 11:02:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 108 replies
    The Week ^ | Damon Linker
    It's not hard to understand why. Even without a replay of the Bachmann-Cain-Gingrich-Perry-Paul GOP primary freak show of 2012, the party is heading into its confrontation with Hillary Clinton at a serious general election disadvantage. Some of the weakness has demographic roots that no single candidate can change in a single race. But the rest is a product of the party's rightward lurch over the past six years and a restive base that demands absolute ideological purity on the part of candidates. The result, as in 2012, is likely to be a primary contest devoted to winning the Real...
  • Jeb Bush Outlines Campaign Strategy, Should He Choose to Run

    04/06/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/6/14 | PETER BAKER
    With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he ran for president: one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thought that with a hopeful message, he could avoid the...
  • Hey GOP, Give Us A Simple, Readable Platform In 2016

    03/28/2014 1:51:29 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 16 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 03/28/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    It is a sad and unfortunate fact that the vast majority of Americans havent read our Constitution. Including the amendments, the Constitution is not a long read being only about 7,400 words long. However, the Republican Party, the party of the Constitution, has a 2012 platform that is over FOUR times longer than the Constitution at 30,693 words. This fact begs the question, if Americans havent read the Constitution, how many have actually read the GOP platform and know what Republicans believe? From the creation of the party in 1856 through 1952, the GOP platform only exceeded the Constitutions length...
  • The Tea Party Isn't Dying The GOP Establishment Is

    03/17/2014 3:25:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 17,2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    The first opponent is the left. They still call us the Tea Party, though we rarely use that term anymore. Its fun to hear the liberals say it its like listening to grandparents trying to sound cool. Yeah, those hepcats are sure hip with their cool jive, daddy-o. Every day, the lefty punditry opines about the Tea Partys death spiral. And every day, the Tea Party refuses to crash and burn. We conservative insurgents have another opponent, but this opponent recognizes us for exactly what we are a dangerous, existential threat. This opponent is the GOP Establishment, and...
  • RNC chairman: Primary changes will rebuild GOP

    03/15/2014 4:45:24 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 79 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 15, 2014 | ap
    <p>Planned changes to the Republican Party's presidential selection process are part of a rebuilding process that will strengthen the GOP brand and hopefully make its presidential nominee more competitive in 2016, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told California Republicans on Friday, calling the GOP's current primary process "a complete disaster."</p>
  • RNC building list of voters who lost insurance due to Obamacare

    03/08/2014 7:14:54 PM PST · by Din Maker · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 8, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican National Committee data operatives will build a list of the millions of Americans who have lost insurance policies due to Obamacare in order to help their candidates win over these voters at the ballot box in 2014 and 2016. "Getting that information [on plan cancellations] and having good data as to who votes, who doesn't vote, voter registration, party affiliation, consumer characteristics, cross-referenced with that kind of information, I think, is important for us to have," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told the Washington Examiner after his CPAC panel presentation Saturday morning. It's early in the process, though,...
  • Jeb Bushs Bush Problem Clouds 2016 (6% support in polls is worse than Romney...)

    03/07/2014 11:22:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Klein
    If 2016 brings another Bush-Clinton matchup, not all famous last names are equal at the start. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll makes clear why its better to be associated with the 42nd president than the 43rd and 41st, at least for now. The poll has plenty of good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Two-thirds of Americans say theyd consider voting for Clinton in 2016, and a full 25 percent say they will definitely support her. Again, among all Americans not just Democrats, or Democrats and independents one in four say they are fully on board for Hillary...
  • The GOP Needs To Stop Attacking Conservatives

    03/03/2014 6:00:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 3, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Heres a cool trick I learned at Ft. Bennings Infantry School a few hundred years ago. Attack your enemies, not your allies. That helpful hint totally increases your odds of victory. Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (Republicanish - MI) never learned that lesson. He just had to release his own tax reform plan, no doubt in response to a groundswell of enthusiasm among his K Street sycophants. His plan cuts the home mortgage and charitable deductions while slapping a surtax on the earnings of successful people. Good thinking. Shaft the folks who saved up to buy homes, give...
  • GOP War on Conservatives Backfires

    02/03/2014 8:57:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 69 replies ^ | 2/2/14 | Mike Flynn
    On Friday, every political campaign had to file its 2013 year end report with the FEC. The reports delivered two big surprises. The Democrats are dominating the Republicans in fundraising. More surprising, perhaps, though, is that Tea Party and conservative SuperPACs raised around three times as much as GOP establishment SuperPACs. The DC GOP may have started the war against the Tea Party, but it won't finish it. Not long after their stunning losses in 2012, Karl Rove and other establishment Republicans announced a new effort to engage in primaries to ensure the "right" candidates got the party's nomination. Rove...
  • Fund-Raising by G.O.P. Rebels Outpaces Party Establishment

    02/02/2014 5:54:13 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2014 | Nicholas Confessore
    Meanwhile, insurgent conservative groups like the Tea Party Patriots emboldened by activists fury over compromises that Republican leaders have struck with Democrats on federal spending now have formidable amounts of cash to augment their grass-roots muscle.
  • Put Christie under oath

    02/01/2014 6:36:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/31/14 | Editorial Board
    All the kings horses and all the kings men will never put Chris Christie together again if New Jerseys governor fails to refute the accusation that he knew of the George Washington Bridge lane closures as they were taking place. In that event, Christies governorship is over and he should prepare to face a federal criminal probe as a private citizen. Resignation would be a must. Otherwise, impeachment would be a snap. Christie stands on the brink of ruin thanks to David Wildstein, the high school pal who, as his Port Authority enforcer, ordered the closures that plunged Fort Lee...
  • Priebus Slams Huckabee: Dont Offer Up Lobs to Dems for Criticism

    01/27/2014 9:52:07 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 01/27/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    ​Mike Huckabee isn’t getting flak from just the Left and the media for last week’s “libido” comments — Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Huckabee needs to be more careful with his choice of words and what he wants to portray. “You have to accept the political world we live in in the sense that you cannot offer up words like ‘libido’ — wherever that came from,” Priebus told MSNBC on Monday. “You don’t offer up lobs, set-ups, passes, and serves that allows Democrats to spike the ball.” Had he chosen a different way to get his point across,...
  • Reince's Solutions Miss Mark (GOPe taken down to size)

    01/27/2014 9:11:27 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-25-13 | C. Edmund Wright
    In typical establishment fashion, Reince Priebus and the wizards at the RNC have looked at the last presidential nomination cycle and learned the wrong lessons. They have concluded that not allowing Mitt Romney a smooth coronation was the problem, and they are out to make sure their anointed one never has to face that again. As such, the prescriptions for change recently announced by Priebus will only make things worse. This is what happens when a national party is isolated from -- and igorant of -- its nation. Yes, the debates did become a series of shameless food fights as...
  • House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan

    01/25/2014 5:55:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 121 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/25/14 | ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    House Republicans are preparing to unveil their own broad template for overhauling the nations immigration system this week, potentially offering a small opening for President Obama and congressional Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year. Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders are expected to release a one-page statement of immigration principles this week at their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md., according to aides with knowledge of the plan. The document is expected to call for border security and enforcement measures, as well as providing a path to legal status but not...
  • Denver and Las Vegas woo RNC for 2016 GOP convention bid

    01/25/2014 6:38:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cameron Joseph
    Republicans may be choosing between gambling or pot when they pick their 2016 convention site. Las Vegas has emerged as the clear early front-runner to host the partys next presidential nomination convention despite its Sin City reputation. Denver is seen as another serious contender, though the citys Mile High City moniker had taken on a different connotation since Colorado legalized marijuana last election. The choice between the two cities both in crucial swing states the GOP needs to win had a few RNC members nervous about potential scandals during this past weeks winter meeting, but most were chortling...
  • Fight Back Against War on Women Attacks, RNC Resolution Urges

    01/23/2014 9:53:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Pro-life Republican candidates can neutralize their Democratic opponents war on women attacks by fighting back, says Ellen Barrosse, author of a resolution unanimously adopted by the party's Resolutions Committee Wednesday. The resolution was submitted by Barrosse, a committeewoman from Delaware, the same day the Republican National Committee (RNC) officially joined the annual March for Life in Washington for the first time. Barrosses resolution states: Candidates who stay silent on pro-life issues do not identify with key voters, fail to alert voters to Democrats extreme pro-abortion stances, and have lost their elections.
  • Dave Agema, citing 'liberal critics within the Republican Party,' skips RNC meeting

    01/22/2014 3:55:22 PM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 17 replies ^ | JANUARY 22, 2014 | Jonathan Oosting
    ANSING, MI -- Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema has cancelled plans to attend this week's GOP meeting in Washington amidst growing calls for his resignation. "My liberal critics within the Republican Party have chosen to elevate this discussion to the RNC Meeting and make it a drawn out fight between liberals and conservatives within the party," Agema said in a statement provided to MLive. "For this reason, I have decided it is best for the party that I not attend the meeting this week and instead have sent a proxy who will vote how I want on the Rules."...
  • Bloomberg to Push G.O.P. For Immigration Action

    01/17/2014 7:52:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/17/14 | ASHLEY PARKER
    Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York will be in Washington on Friday to pressure Republican lawmakers to take up an overhaul of immigration laws. The meeting, his first major public policy event since his term ended, is pegged to President Obamas State of the Union address on Jan. 28. The meeting will include prominent Republicans and U.S. Chamber of Commerce representatives.
  • Rove Syndicate Targets Conservative Consultants? Well TWO Can Play THAT Game...

    01/16/2014 5:31:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What if conservative FReepers/bloggers/online activists were to instigate a boycott of major donors to Karl Rove's 'American Crossroads' and 'Crossroads GPS' SuperPACs- so that underwriting Rove's war on the Gee-Oh-Pee's own base comes at as heavy a price as possible? Then perhaps they'll realize what they're doing is wrong. Crossroads GPS is a 'dark money' PAC -thus not required to release donor info- but we've got enough on the original American Crossroads group to make our presence felt (via pain inflicted) while we try and sniff-out the rest. Karl Rove and his congressional allies need to be taken-out-at-the-knees...
  • Why the GOP cavalry is not coming to Chris Christies rescue

    01/13/2014 10:59:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/13/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Chris Christie is one of the GOP's brightest stars and one of its best hopes for 2016. But during his toughest hour, he simply hasn't been able to count on a chorus of national GOP support rallying full-bore to his side. -snip- Christie's rise in GOP circles is in no small part due to an invisible but immensely powerful donor and power broker class that loves him. This wing of the party tried to woo him to run for president in 2012, even after Mitt Romney was in the race. And they are expected to be there for him in...
  • Chris Christie faces probe for alleged misuse of Sandy funds

    01/13/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/13/2014
    U.S. investigators are looking into whether embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie misused about $2 million in Superstorm Sandy relief funds for an ad campaign that put him in the spotlight in an election year, a lawmaker said on Monday. Already enmeshed in a scandal over snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge, Christie, a rising star in the Republican party, is now being audited by the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., a Democrat. The inspector is focusing on a federally financed $25 million Jersey Shore marketing...
  • Bridgegate subpoenas due for Chris Christies staff

    01/13/2014 5:56:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/13/14 | Beth DeFalco
    Subpoenas could be issued as soon as Monday for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christies former deputy chief of staff and campaign manager, whose heads rolled after explosive e-mails implicated them in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, sources said. And the ongoing Bridgegate investigation has paralyzed Christies office, with a ripple effect thats frozen several top moves and appointments as a result of the mess. Sources said on Sunday that state Senate Democrats have delayed the confirmation hearing for Kevin ODowd, Christies nominee for attorney general, who is his current chief of staff. Sources said Democratic legislators want time to...
  • Christie Not Sure When He Learned of Bridge Lane Closures

    01/13/2014 5:45:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/12/14 | TED MANN
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has given two different timelines of when he learned of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge after they were imposed by his aides, allegedly for political reasons. Local lanes of the bridge connecting New York City to New Jersey were diverted for five days in September, ostensibly for a traffic study. It later emerged that Christie allies had engineered the closures, which caused massive traffic jams in Fort Lee, N.J., whose mayor didn't endorse Mr. Christie. The governor said he had no knowledge of his allies' involvement in the closures.
  • RNC chairman: Christie can still run for president

    01/12/2014 9:22:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2014 4:18 PM EST
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says a traffic jam scandal wont disqualify New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie from running for president. Appearing Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, Priebus says Republican primary voters could move past the scandal that has ensnared the administration as polls show Christie as a top contender in 2016.
  • RNC chairman predicts avalanche of damaging info on Hillary: scandal surrounds her

    01/10/2014 8:38:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/13 | Alex Pappas
    RNC chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday predicted an avalanche of information on Hillary Clinton will be revealed ahead of her likely run for president in 2016, saying scandal surrounds her. She wanders and scandal surrounds her, Priebus said during an appearance on CNNs The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
  • Rudy Giuliani among few Republicans supporting Christie during Bridgegate scandal

    01/10/2014 7:50:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/10/14 | LESLIE LARSON
    Christie, 51, leads the Republican Governors Association and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was one of the few members to stand in support with Christie, expressing her support after his press conference. Rudy Giuliani came out to support Christie on Friday and RNC Chair Reince Priebus praised Christie for his transparency.
  • Gov. Chris Christies load of bull: Fired aide Bridget Kelly merely a patsy

    01/10/2014 4:44:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/10/14 | NY Daily News Editorial Board
    Gov. Chris Christies load of bull: Fired aide Bridget Kelly merely a patsy in attempt to shelter Port Authority cronies, himself What did the governor know about the George Washington Bridge lane closures, and when did he know it? Ex-Port Authority executive David Wildstein pleaded the Fifth Wednesday, so we wait until an independent investigation can reveal the whole story. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christies one-hour-and-forty-seven-minute self-serving, self-pitying display of contrition on Thursday was a climactic act in a brazen cover-up that threatens to further unravel his political career. Ever so thoroughly the governor scoured the thesaurus for words of...
  • Ex-Christie appointee pleads the Fifth during traffic chaos probe

    01/09/2014 2:55:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/9/14 | Tara Palmeri and Leonard Greene
    New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal held a former Port Authority executive in contempt today for refusing to answer questions about his role in the controversy. After losing a bid to quash a subpoena, former Port Authority executive David Wildstein invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 20 times at a state assembly hearing, refusing to answer any questions related to the political payback scheme. Providing only his name and the town where he lives, Wildstein remained silent about even the most innocuous of questions, including where he worked and whether a message with his name...
  • Neighbors of Fort Lee woman who died after GWB closures delayed emergency response speak

    01/09/2014 9:38:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 1/9/14 | Lisa Rose
    Neighbors described the 91-year-old Fort Lee woman who lay unconscious as lane closures at the George Washington Bridge delayed first responders from attending to her as a private, as a religious person. A letter from the borough's EMS coordinator to the mayor said, in at least four instances, that emergency officials were snarled by traffic in responding to calls, including to one on Harvard Place involving an elderly woman who later died. The letter from EMS coordinator Paul Favia, to Mayor Mark Sokolich, said the call involving the elderly woman, who was in cardiac arrest, came in at 8:43 a.m....
  • Christie bridge scandal: Woman died after traffic delayed medics (Christie's Mary Jo Kopechne...)

    01/09/2014 9:30:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/8/14 | Matt Pearce
    A political retaliation scandal that erupted around Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday may be about to get worse. In September, according to a report from the Bergen Record, paramedics trying to reach an unconscious 91-year-old woman in Fort Lee, N.J., got stuck in a traffic jam that had apparently been created by Christie's associates as political punishment for the borough's mayor, a Democrat. Multiple lanes were forced to merge into one, gridlocking traffic for days. The woman later died at a hospital of cardiac arrest, according to a Sept. 10 letter that EMS coordinator Paul Favia sent...
  • Report: U.S. Attorney to probe bridge scandal (Christie Scandal)

    01/09/2014 8:16:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Allentown Morning Call, Reuters ^ | 1/9/13 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey will probe the scandal surrounding the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, a scandal that has engulfed Gov. Chris Christie, the New York Times is reporting. Christie, a possible Republican White House candidate, is holding a news conference at his office in the state capital of Trenton this morning. The controversy erupted with the public release of incriminating emails showing that a top Christie aide played a key role in closing some lanes to the bridge, in a ploy to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, who didn't endorse Christie...
  • Christies Waterloo

    01/08/2014 5:54:15 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 140 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/8/13 | NY Daily News Editorial Board
    In the best possible light, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie built a top staff of lying thugs who threatened lives and safety to serve his political ends. If not, Christie is a lying thug himself. Emails and text messages among his close aides made public Wednesday documented that in September they gleefully engineered George Washington Bridge lane closures to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for failing to endorse their boss reelection. Local officials say the gridlock they caused delayed ambulances in responding to four calls, including one involving an unconscious 91-year-old woman who later died.
  • Fort Lee woman died as GWB closures delayed medical help, report says (Chris Christie scandal)

    01/08/2014 5:00:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 72 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 1/8/14 | Brent Johnson
    The controversial lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September delayed emergency responders from attending to at least four medical situations in Fort Lee including helping a 91-year-old woman who lay unconscious and later died, according to a report by The Record. Democrats have long accused Republican Gov. Chris Christie of ordering the lane closures as political retribution for Fort Lee's Democratic mayor refusing to endorse his re-election bid last year. Today, newly unveiled e-mails show that one of Christie's top aides knew about the closures in advance. The governor himself has denied being involved and today issued...
  • Republicans throw weight behind March for Life: RNC delays annual meeting so members can attend

    01/07/2014 9:57:02 AM PST · by topher · 22 replies ^ | Mon Jan 06, 2014 18:58 EST | by Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 6, 2014 ( In a move that boosts social conservatives in an election year, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced that he is delaying the RNC's annual winter meeting so he and others can attend the March for Life. The Washington Times reports that approximately 20 of the 168 members of the RNC were planning to attend the March before Preibus' announcement. With Preibus' backing, the RNC is now renting buses to take attendees from downtown D.C. to the March, which takes place on Capitol Hill.
  • Will 2014 Be the Year of Amnesty? Ominous signals that capitulation is on the horizon.

    01/03/2014 7:22:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/03/2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) seems determined to undo the political advantage the GOP has gained from the disastrous implementation of ObamaCare. According to the New York Times, Boehner “has signaled he may embrace a series of limited changes to the nation’s immigration laws in the coming months,” bringing up a series of bills to advance that agenda. Apparently Boehner is holding firm to the belief that the need for some kind of “reform” outweighs the risks of alienating his core constituency. According to the Boehner’s aides, the Speaker is considering a “step by step” process, though they did not...
  • Boehner Is Said to Back Change on Immigration

    01/01/2014 6:45:46 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/1/13 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ASHLEY PARKER
    Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio has signaled he may embrace a series of limited changes to the nations immigration laws in the coming months, giving advocates for change new hope that 2014 might be the year that a bitterly divided Congress reaches a political compromise to overhaul the sprawling system. Mr. Boehner has in recent weeks hired Rebecca Tallent, a longtime immigration adviser to Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican who has long backed broad immigration changes. Advocates for an overhaul say the hiring, as well as angry comments by Mr. Boehner critical of Tea Party opposition to the...
  • New immigration laws split America in two

    12/30/2013 5:30:31 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Benjy Sarlin
    It may come next week or maybe six months from now, but House Republicans will decisively determine whether to kill immigration reform or make a real attempt at passing it. No one would be surprised if Speaker John Boehner chose the former option. But the longer Boehner takes to decide, the more ground he cedes to states dominated by single party politics and eager to craft immigration laws in the face of a crippled Congress. Congressional inaction has left millions of families increasingly living in two parallel universes. Republican-run states turn cops into border patrol agents and cut undocumented immigrants...
  • GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season

    12/30/2013 8:44:43 AM PST · by Theoria · 59 replies
    NPR ^ | 30 Dec 2013 | S.V. Date
    A year after losing the popular vote for the fifth time in the last six presidential elections, the Republican Party has crafted a series of rules tweaks designed to regain control of and dramatically shorten its presidential nominating process. The subcommittee charged with looking for fixes has approved five proposed changes for review by the Republican National Committee's rules committee at its January meeting. The full RNC would then need to pass the changes by a three-quarters supermajority. "I think this strikes a good balance," said John Ryder, the RNC's general counsel. February 2016 would be set aside...
  • Dispelling Myths: The Case for Immigration Reform [Enjoy your made-in-America ZOT, troll]

    12/27/2013 11:24:17 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 6,559 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | 12/27/2013 | Brian Woodward
    In his press conference on December 20th, President Obama urged the House of Representatives to support the Senates immigration bill, which passed 68-32 in late June. Among the concerns cited by Americans who oppose reform are that immigrants will take their jobs, drive down wages, increase criminal activity, burden the welfare system, and reshape the cultural dynamic of the country. These concerns are mostly ill-founded. The legitimate concerns have real solutions, and a more open immigration policy will be a net benefit for all Americans... Highlights from Article: - A 2013 study by the American Action Forum states that "immigration...
  • Happy Kwanzaa From the GOP

    12/27/2013 7:16:49 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 56 replies
    The Root ^ | 12/27/2013 | Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
    If there was ever any doubt as to the voter power welded by African-Americans in upcoming elections, the latest tweet from the GOP should cast away all doubt. On Thursday the GOP tweeted, "Happy Kwanzaa" wishes to all those who celebrate the holiday. "Happy Kwanzaa! Wishing those celebrating a joyous time with loved ones and a time of meaningful reflection ahead of the New Year," the tweet read. Most who commented on the tweet saw this as another flat attempt to reach out to black voters as primary season has officially begun. "I want to extend my best wishes to...
  • The Republican National Committee's Stupid Kwanzaa Statement

    12/27/2013 5:03:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 26, 2013 | Jerome Hudson
    The Republican National Committee released a statement Friday, commemorating Kwanzaa. There's just one problem, the entire holiday is a fake and was invented out of thin air by a radical ex-con named Ron Karenga. Karenga invented Kwanzaa in 1966 and fashioned the phony holiday as a black alternative to Christmas. Karenga wanted a holiday that was less Eurocentric than Christmas which he considered the commercial exploitation of African Americans.
  • Karl Rove: My Fearless Political Predictions for 2014

    12/26/2013 11:25:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/26/2013 | Karl Rove
    <p>It's time to see how well I did with my predictions for 2013 and to offer a set of 2014 forecasts.</p> <p>I got 10 predictions for this year right. President Obama's job approval rating did dropfrom 53% at year's start to 40% this week. There was a new administration scandal, the most significant being the IRS targeting of conservative groups. And ObamaCare's implementation was indeed "ragged and ugly" and "a continuing political advantage to Republicans" as forecast.</p>
  • RNC issue a statement honoring Kwanzaa

    12/26/2013 10:00:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 173 replies
    North Dallas Gazette ^ | December 26, 2013
    Yes, the Republican National Committee WASHINGTON Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement commemorating Kwanzaa: I want to extend my best wishes to all who are celebrating Kwanzaa, said Chairman Priebus. For families coming together to mark the occasion, I hope it is a joyous time of celebration with loved onesand a time of meaningful reflection ahead of the New Year. From December 26 through January 1, many families will take time to celebrate African culture and history. Kwanzaa is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to honor the...
  • How Karl Rove went from GOP mastermind to the right's political punching bag

    12/25/2013 5:54:41 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/24/13 | Jon Terbush
    A decade ago, Karl Rove was President George W. Bush's right-hand man and one of the most powerful political figures in America. And even after his fortunes briefly dipped at the end of the Bush era, Rove roared to life again, tapping into and fueling the Tea Party movement through his massive super PAC, American Crossroads. But today, with a GOP civil war raging between establishment types and upstart conservatives in the mold of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R), Rove's once-strong influence has begun to wane. An embodiment of the Bush-era Republicans who have fallen out of favor of late,...
  • Whoa! Attacks on Steve Stockman hit front page already (Vanity)

    12/25/2013 2:27:07 PM PST · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    Beaumont (TX) Enterprise ^ | December 25, 2013 | News Staff
    Well, John ("Cornhole") Cornyn has wasted no time going after Steve Stockman. We knew Steve was vulnerable and this was going to come, but, who would have thought the attacks would come this early in the campaign. This article re: The FEC looking into Stockman's Campaign Contributions was, of all places, on the FRONT PAGE of the Beaumont (TX) Enterprise newspaper today. This will be a very nasty Primary; tighten your seat belts folks.