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  • Romney looks strong for 2016

    05/21/2015 2:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill's Contributors ^ | May 21, 2015 | Brent Budowsky, columnist
    Shortly after 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney withdrew from the presidential campaign of 2016, I suggested that he was probably pursuing a brilliant strategy intended to let the other Republican candidates wear each other down while the media investigated them all, paving the way for Romney to step in as the savior of the party. My Machiavellian theory early this year is starting to look pretty good today! In my column this week about the magic of Bill Clinton, I suggested that because of the great success of the Bill Clinton presidency, the vast experience of Hillary Clinton and huge...
  • Ted Cruz: Gay Marriage Is The Greatest Threat To Religious Freedom In American History

    05/18/2015 9:25:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 54 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 5/14/2015 | Brian Tashman
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the Republican presidential candidate who believes that the gay “jihad” may soon lead to the imprisonment of pastors and the end of free speech, told a right-wing radio host yesterday that the legalization of same-sex marriage represents the greatest threat to religious liberty in the history of the United States. “We are seeing today profound threats to religious liberty in America, I think the greatest threats we’ve ever seen,” Cruz told conservative author and talk radio host Eric Metaxas.Cruz said that the fights over “religious freedom” laws in Indiana and Arkansas were “heartbreaking” examples of...
  • Texas Considering Measures to Defy Possible Supreme Court Ruling Legalizing Gay Marriage

    05/14/2015 7:43:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/14/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Legislators in Texas are considering bills that would seek to enforce a ban on gay marriage even if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to declare such bans unconstitutional. Last month, the highest court in the land heard oral arguments in an appeal to determine whether or not state-level bans on gay marriage were constitutional. Texas representatives have introduced measures, including House Bill 4105, which would bar government funds from being used to support gay marriage. "State or local funds may not be used for an activity that includes the licensing or support of a same-sex marriage," reads the bill. "A...
  • Carly Fiorina: If US Supreme Court rules for gay marriage, we should support their decision

    05/12/2015 6:37:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 70 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/11/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The GOP's only female presidential candidate says that she supports gay civil unions and religious liberty -- and that "government shouldn't discriminate" when it comes to benefits.Speaking to the blog Caffeinated Thoughts, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina also said she would not support an amendment to overturn whatever decision the Supreme Court makes this summer. "I think the Supreme Court ruling will become the law of the land, and however much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn’t support an amendment to reverse it," explained Fiorina. "I very much hope that we...
  • When 8 Adults And 3 Children Are A Family

    05/10/2015 7:48:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 10, 2015 | Hugh Ryan
    During the recent Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage, Justice Samuel Alito questioned if finding for the plaintiffs would open the door to marriages of multiple partners. Most considered the rejoinder more quip than question, a reduction ad absurdum of the marriage equality position. But why cant four (or more) consenting adults form a family togetherperhaps not as a marriage, but as a family unit recognized by the state? Such cases have been brought for decades, especially in the 1970s heyday of communes, and have almost always lost. But a case currently working its way through the Connecticut court system...
  • High court on verge of destroying the family

    05/04/2015 4:30:50 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 5/3/15 | Dr. James Dobson
    (Editors note: Dr. Dobson has prepared this letter for the constituents of his ministry, Family Talk. It is being shared here before being widely disseminated.) Dear Friends, May I urge you to read this letter carefully? It has been written with a fervent prayer that you will recognize the urgency it conveys. It deals with a decision that is about to be announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing with the definition of marriage. In late June or early July, the justices will reveal their decision to either affirm the definition of marriage as being exclusively between one man and...
  • American Churches Who Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Will Lose Tax Exemption

    05/02/2015 8:12:01 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 64 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | May 2, 2105 | Timothy A. Pope
    The admission was made by Barack Hussein Obama's lawyer, the sitting Solicitor General of the United States, Donald Verrilli, Jr., on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, during questioning by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Samuel Alito, Jr. Solicitor General Verrilli, using a public office to defend same-sex marriage on behalf of the United States, was asked by Justice Alito if religious institutions could be at risk of losing their tax-exempt status due to their beliefs about Biblical marriage. Verrilli's reply was, "It's certainly going to be an issue."
  • If the Supreme Court Imposes Same Sex Marriage, You Could Lose Your Church

    05/01/2015 4:56:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Stream ^ | 4/30/15 | JOHN ZMIRAK
    If you arent following the arguments over same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, you should be. Even if you dont cater weddings or sell pizza in Indiana, your religious freedom is in danger. For detailed accounts of the debate and the questions asked by justices that might be readable tea leaves, see Ryan Andersons analysis and the capsule summary provided by Russell Moore and Andrew T. Walker.The outcome of this weeks debate will determine whether orthodox American Christians will fall to the status of dhimmis, the third-class Christian citizens of sharia Muslim states. (Dhimmis have bare freedom of worship, but...
  • What's at Stake as Supreme Court Considers Marriage Tomorrow?

    04/27/2015 11:00:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 27, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Does the United States Constitution require states to allow members of the same sex to marry each other? Does the Constitution require states to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who were legally married in another state? These are the two questions the Supreme Court of the United States will ponder as it listens tooral arguments Tuesday. It seems simple. But the roads that have led tothis point have been anything but. After years oflegal challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage, many of them successful, as well as voter referendums in which the traditional definition of marriage has...
  • Gaystapo Takes No Prisoners: GoFundMe Torpedoes Sweet Cakes

    04/25/2015 10:59:09 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 37 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/25/15 | Steve Berman
    The LGBT-Gestapo adapts rather quickly. After Memories Pizza raised $842,432 in just a few days, and Arlenes Flowers raised over $173 thousand on GoFundMe, the Gaystapo couldnt let Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the now-shuttered Sweet Cakes by Melissa, use that fundraising platform. A GoFundMe account was established for the Kleins, and raised over $6,000, until the website took it down. The website GoFundMe said in a statement Saturday that it took down the page because the campaign violated the policy against raising money in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts. The...
  • Polygamy: Demise [Lds polygamy didn't end with 1890 manifesto; nor was it intended to]

    04/25/2015 5:09:20 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    TimesAndSeasons.org ^ | April 15, 2015 | Dave Banack
    This is the third and final post on B. Carmon Hardys Doing the Works of Abraham: Mormon Polygamy: Its Origin, Practice and Demise (Arthur H. Clark Co., 2007). The simple story of the end of LDS polygamy is that it ended in 1890 with the Manifesto. The not-so-simple story involves a Second Manifesto in 1904, which raises the obvious question, If the First Manifesto ended polygamy, why the need for a Second Manifesto? The First Manifesto did not end the officially sanctioned LDS practice of polygamy. In fact, it took twenty years to fully execute that momentous institutional change of...
  • Judges Sue Over Same Sex Marriage

    04/22/2015 8:30:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies
    Tea Party.org ^ | APRIL 20, 2015
    (Courthouse News) Two former magistrates sued the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts claiming it violated their religious rights by forcing them to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies or face discipline, termination, and even criminal prosecution. Gilbert Breedlove and Thomas Holland claim in a lawsuit filed in the Wake County Superior Court that they resigned from their positions after the AOC and its director, John Smith, made no attempt to accommodate their religious beliefs while attempting to comply with the change in law on same-sex marriage. Instead, they say, the AOC forced them to choose between taking an act...
  • Patrick comes full circle on Romney's Bain Capital

    04/21/2015 7:36:04 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/21 | peter lucas
    It came as no real surprise that former Gov. Deval Patrick ended up working for a major investment firm. Patrick all along made no secret that he needed to make some money after he left the governor's office following two four-year terms. The only surprise came when it was announced that the investment firm was Bain Capital, the giant investment company that former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney helped start, and that ended up making Romney a millionaire many times ove -romneys-bain-capital#ixzz3XxFmsJIp
  • Hey, that GOP Obamacare alternative sure looks a lot like Obamacare

    04/20/2015 9:25:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Republicans have a plan if the Supreme Court guts Obamacare this summer by stripping the government of the ability to provide to the states that declined to set up insurance exchanges with federal subsidies… and it looks quite a bit like Obamacare. If the Court does interpret the Affordable Care Act literally, then it will compel the federal government to withdraw subsidies from millions of Obamacare beneficiaries. That will make the health coverage those individuals obtained through the ACA in recent years prohibitively expensive, and many will find themselves once again uninsured. This is a double-edged sword for Republicans....
  • Marco Rubio Tries to Find the Middle Ground on Same-Sex Marriage

    04/16/2015 1:33:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | April 16, 2015 | Arit John
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-16/marco-rubio-tries-to-find-the-middle-ground-on-same-sex-marriage
  • THE CORPORATE-POLITICAL CONNECTION: BEYOND GAY MARRIAGE AND KILLING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

    04/02/2015 2:59:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 29 replies
    4/2/2015 | Self
    Big Business pressure played a big role in reducing two "tough conservative" Republicans to bowls of mush this week, but it isn't just gay marriage and religious freedom where the Corporate Elites wield influence over Republicans and Democrats. The US Chamber of Commerce and some of the big corporate names attacking religious freedom this week have also been in the forefront of calling for "comprehensive immigration reform". Those are the code words for Amnesty for illegal immigrants and or a massive increase in work permits for people from foreign countries. The biggest cheerleader for Common Core educational standards among GOP...
  • Obama: Obamacare was Republicans' plan

    03/25/2015 9:15:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/25/2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    President Obama slammed Republicans Wednesday for continuing to war against his signature healthcare law five years in."It's working, despite countless attempts to repeal, undermine, defund and defame this law," Obama said in a speech commemorating the Affordable Care Act's anniversary of passage."We've made our share of mistakes since we passed this law, but we also know beyond a shred of doubt the law has worked," he said. "Deficits have been slashed, lives have been saved."It's been half a decade since Democrats in Congress passed the healthcare law and it remains arguably the most controversial piece of legislation passed during Obama's...
  • Woman Raised by Lesbian Couple: 'I Ached Every Day For a Dad'

    03/22/2015 5:15:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    CNS ^ | March 20, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Heather Barwick, who was raised by her mother and her mother's lesbian partner, wrote in an essay this week that same-sex "marriage" is not the same as normal marriage between a man and a woman, that the traditional family is best, and that while growing up she "ached every day for a dad." Heather Barwick, who was raised by her mother and her mother's lesbian partner, says "gay marriage" not only redefines marriage but also parenting and that "as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy." (Photo: The Federalist.) Barwick, who is 31 now, married, and has four...
  • Cardinal Burke: New Evangelisation Fails Unless Teachings on Traditional Marriage Upheld

    03/10/2015 4:10:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/10/15 | Simon Caldwell
    Cardinal Burke says that 'through sound family life, our society will be transformed'The new evangelisation of Western societies will fail unless the Church succeeds in transmitting its teachings on marriage and the family to Catholics, a US cardinal has said. The success of efforts to convincingly preach anew the Gospel in secularised societies rests on the ability of Catholics to faithfully abide by the Churchs teachings, said Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Knights of Malta. He said the obedient Christian witness of faithful married couples was critical to the renewal of the Church and society and said Catholics must...
  • More Than 300 Republicans Call on Supreme Court to Recognize Gay Marriage Nationally

    03/05/2015 7:06:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 105 replies
    time.com ^ | Mar. 5, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Signers include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie BakerMore than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants have filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage late Thursday. The amicus brief, organized by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, was filed for the four same-sex marriage cases the Court will hear on April 28 that could legalize the unions nationwide. In 2013, Mehlman marshaled a similar effort for the case that overturned Californias Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage...
  • The next marriage redefinition? Massachusetts lesbian throuple expecting their first child

    02/21/2015 9:47:45 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, MA, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) Three married lesbians in Massachusetts have announced they are expecting the first of several children intended for their polygamous union. But marriage advocates say the story confirms their warnings about the slippery slope created by redefining marriage and granting legal privileges based on a self-identified characteristic like sexual orientation.
  • Alabama chief justice: Don't issue gay marriage licenses

    02/05/2015 4:40:27 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | February 4, 2015 | Kim Chandler
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Alabama's chief justice, who famously refused to remove a Ten Commandments monument from a state judicial building, has urged probate judges to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples even though a federal judge ruled the state's same-sex marriage ban. Roy Moore sent a letter to Alabama probate judges on Tuesday saying they are not bound by the ruling because they were not defendants in the lawsuit and have not been directly ordered to issue the licenses. He said the federal court did not have the authority to allow same-sex marriages. No federal judge, or court, should...
  • Will Children of Gay Parents Sway the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage?

    02/04/2015 9:23:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/04/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, the likely swing vote in the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming gay marriage decision, appeared to place a high value in how the Court will affect the children of gay parents. Some of those children are now telling Kennedy and the Court that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples is harmful for children. During oral arguments for the 2013 gay marriage case Hollingsworth vs. Perry, Kennedy asked, "there is an immediate ... what could be a legal injury, and that's the voice of these children [of same-sex parents]. There are some 40,000 children in California ... that live...
  • Mormon leaders call for laws protecting some gay rights as well as religious liberties

    01/27/2015 4:50:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 27 January 2015 | Associated Press
    Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a 'balanced approach' in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians in exchange for legal protections for believers who object to the behavior of others. It's not clear how much common ground the Mormons will find with this new campaign. The church insists it is making no changes in doctrine, and still believes it's against the law of God to have sex outside marriage between a man and a woman. Scroll down for video
  • Supreme Court Will Likely Support Homosexual Marriage

    01/19/2015 4:58:31 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 49 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 19, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The Supreme Court is going to once again review the issue of homosexual marriage. Last time around the Court punted on ruling whether states had the Constitutional right to outlaw such marriages. This time around they wont be punting. Odds are by the end of June the Supreme Court will dictate to the country that sodomites have the legal right to marry. Our nation will finally have stooped to the point where were no better than Sodom and Gomorrah. Marriage was ordained by God in the Garden of Eden, it has lasted since that time as an institution involving one...
  • How Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage

    01/17/2015 6:03:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Time ^ | January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Dias
    If evangelical Christianity is famous for anything in contemporary American politics, it is for its complete opposition to gay marriage. Now, slowly yet undeniably, evangelicals are changing their minds. Every day, evangelical communities across the country are arriving at new crossroads over marriage. My magazine story for TIME this week, A Change of Heart, is a deep dive into the changing allegiances and divides in evangelical churches and communities over homosexuality. In public, so many churches and pastors are afraid to talk about the generational and societal shifts happening. But behind the scenes, its a whole different game. Support for...
  • GOP tactics on ObamaCare move away from full repeal

    01/16/2015 12:05:15 PM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Republicans are shifting their tactics on ObamaCare, an abrupt change from the partys repeal-only rhetoric that dominated the last five years of debate. The GOP is coalescing around the idea that incremental changes, rather than a sweeping repeal effort, can be more appealing to voters while also holding out the possibility of hollowing out the law from within.
  • Gay couples children oppose same-sex marriage, tell of unpleasant upbringings

    01/10/2015 11:03:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    washington times ^ | january 8, 2015 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Most of the children of gays and lesbians who have filed court briefs in same-sex marriage cases say their parents inability to marry has deprived them of legal protections and hampered them from living their otherwise typical lives. But four adult children of gay parents acting as a quartet of truth have submitted briefs to the 5th U.S.CircuitCourt of Appealsopposing same-sex marriages, with several saying that growing up under the rainbow was neither normal nor pleasant. Thecourt, which is considering whether to uphold the man-woman marriage laws in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, will hear arguments in New Orleans...
  • Cornyn: Obamacare Repeal Vote Should Wait

    01/08/2015 10:03:15 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 55 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/8/15
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said he hopes his GOP colleagues hold off on a vote to fully repeal Obamacare until after Republicans have shown they can govern. I think its important that we demonstrate that we can be productive before we have the inevitable fight over repealing Obamacare, the Texas Republican said in an interview with CQ Roll Call Wednesday. We are going to have that vote. But my own preference would be we have it after weve been able to demonstrate that we can actually get some things done.
  • Here's where 16 potential presidential candidates stand on (homosexual) marriage

    01/07/2015 11:16:53 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 1/7/2015 | Tessa Berenson
    For the most part, the gay marriage debate now falls along partisan lines: Democrats support it, But within the crowded field of likely 2016 presidential contenders, theres a lot of room for nuance. The would-be candidates have made much different arguments and have varying records on the issue. Meantime, the issue continues to change. On Jan. 6, Florida became the second-largest state to recognize gay marriage, bringing the total to 36. And on Friday, the Supreme Court will meet privately to decide whether to consider cases that could lead to a more definitive ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Heres...
  • Judge: Arlenes Flowers owner can be sued in her personal capacity

    01/07/2015 5:13:30 PM PST · by steve86 · 78 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | January 7, 2015 | Sara Schilling
    The owner of a Richland flower shop being sued over her refusal to provide services for a same-sex wedding can face claims in her personal capacity, a Benton County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Barronelle Stutzman and her Arlenes Flowers are being sued by the state Attorney Generals office and a same-sex couple. Stutzman, a Christian, declined to provide services for the couples wedding because of her religious beliefs. Her attorneys argued the claims against her personally should be dropped, describing them as unprecedented and unjust. Attorneys for the state and the couple argued Stutzman can be held personally liable...
  • Jeb Bush: Republicans Must Respect Rule of Law on Gay Marriage

    01/06/2015 12:18:02 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 92 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 1/06/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Im glad theres a moderate Democrat finally running for president. I just wish he were running on the Democratic ticket. Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, called for respect of same-sex marriages on Monday as his home state of Florida began allowing gays to wed following a court ruling. Bush, a former governor of Florida, said in a statement that even those like him who oppose same-sex marriage must respect the rule of law now that the states ban on gay marriages has been ruled unconstitutional. Do you know what else is the law of the land? ObamaCare. So...
  • Republican leaders silent as gay marriages become legal in Florida

    01/05/2015 6:16:46 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 37 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/5/15 | MICHAEL VAN SICKLER AND MARY ELLEN KLAS
    Leaders of the Florida Republican Party that supported the states 2008 ban on gay marriage were mostly silent Monday as throngs cheered South Florida couples given the right to wed.
  • Otter appeals Idaho gay marriage decision to U.S. Supreme Court

    01/03/2015 4:08:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has filed a petition appealing the legalization of same-sex marriage in Idaho to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the states case is the ideal vehicle to resolve the issue for the nation. The time has come for this court to resolve a question of critical importance to the states, their citizens and especially their children: Whether the federal Constitution prohibits a state from maintaining the traditional understanding and definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, Otters Washington, D.C. attorney, Gene Schaerr, wrote in the 41-page petition.
  • Judge Hinkle says all 67 counties may issue marriage licenses to gay couples (Florida)

    01/01/2015 4:35:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 1, 2015 | Anna Phillips
    U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle has answered one of the state's big questions about gay marriage: Can all 67 counties issue licenses to gay couples who want to marry? Yes, they can, Hinkle wrote in an order released Thursday afternoon, "Reasonable people can debate whether the ruling in this case was correct and who it binds," Hinkle wrote. "There should be no debate, however, on the question whether a clerk of court may follow the ruling, even for marriage-license applicants who are not parties to this case." Hinkle also warned that clerk's who don't issue marriage licences could be sued:...
  • Not Even Vermont Can Afford Socialist Healthcare

    12/24/2014 6:05:50 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 35 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 24, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin campaigned on socialist medicine. He promised to turn Vermont into a socialist paradise, complete with free healthcare for all. Last week he announced that socialist medicine was too expensive for Vermont. Not even Johnathan Gruber could save the single payer dreams of Vermont socialists. The fact is socialist single payer is too expensive for the people of Vermont. The state has an annual budget of $2.7 billion. Socialist single payer would have added $1.6-2.5 billion to the budget with the latter end of projections more likely. Doubling state expenditures means doubling taxes, with an 8% income...
  • RUBIN: Ted Cruzs self-delusion

    12/17/2014 11:41:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | December 17, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is on a roll. First, his team insists Republicans can win the presidency without independent voters (we really must be failing to teach math in this country), and now he says he is an innovative start-up: On Fox Newss Special Report on Tuesday, host Bret Baier asked the senator how hes handling the criticism. You know, in some level, Ill agree with what they said, Cruz said. I am not trying to play the rules of Washington. Because I think Washingtons broken I think its profoundly broken and I think the only answer is...
  • Establishment revenge? Jeb Bush, Romney lead GOP field for 16

    12/16/2014 10:22:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 12/16/2014 | BY DAVID LIGHTMAN
    <p>WASHINGTON Jeb Bush, whos seriously considering a 2016 presidential bid, has sprinted to the front of the Republican field in a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.</p> <p>Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney remains on top, with Bush, a former Florida governor, a close second. Take away Romney, and Bush leads the field.</p>
  • Washington Florist Who Declined to Make Arrangements for Gay Wedding May Lose Her Business, Assets

    12/09/2014 7:12:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2014 | Samuel Smith
    A lawsuit is moving forward against a Washington State florist who refused to supply floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding ceremony based on her religious objection, which could put her at risk of serious financial loss and the loss of her business. Baronelle Stutzman, who owns and operates Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, is being sued by the Washington State attorney general's office for refusing to supply flowers for a same-sex couple's wedding ceremony. Instead, she referred the couple to another nearby florist who could supply flowers for their wedding. The attorney general's office filed its lawsuit against Stutzman in...
  • Romney's Inner Circle Is Convinced He's Running

    12/04/2014 1:15:15 PM PST · by C19fan · 110 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 4, 2014 | Linette Lopez and Hunter Walker
    Mitt Romney held meetings with donors in New York this week that left one attendee convinced he is running for president again in 2016. A member of Romney's inner circle who spoke to Business Insider said the former governor of Massachusetts traveled to New York City on Monday where he met with key financial backers of his past campaigns to lay the groundwork for a 2016 White House bid.
  • States Must Stop Same-Sex 'Marriage' Judicial Despotism

    12/03/2014 6:52:14 AM PST · by WXRGina · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 3, 2014 | Gina Miller
    Listen to an audio version of this column Just in time for Thanksgiving, two more lawless federal judges, young ones who are Obama appointees, struck down state marriage protection laws in Mississippi and Arkansas. These are the latest examples of outrageous rulings by federal judges who have no jurisdiction in this area. The Constitution outlines the areas of very limited authority of the federal government and judiciary, and marriage is not an area in which they possess the rightful power to rule over the states. Therefore, this is a states' rights issue. Twisting the 14th Amendment to apply to degenerate...
  • Obamacare repeal is more likely, and now GOP needs an alternative

    11/17/2014 9:08:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 132 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Philip Klein
    This month, two developments have shaken the conventional wisdom that repealing President Obamas healthcare law is an impossibility. First, Republicans scored a historic election victory, not only taking control of the Senate but likely winning the most House seats since 1928 the year before Ernest Hemingway published A Farewell to Arms. Second, the Supreme Court took up another case on Obamacare, and if the justices rule against the administration, it would force a re-opening of the law. This doesnt even account for the recently released videos of one of Obamacares main architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, conceding that Democrats...
  • New rules favor GOP moderates in presidential primary (New Hampshire)

    11/15/2014 10:40:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Newburyport Daily News ^ | November 15, 2014 | David M. Shribman
    LEBANON, N.H. -- Can you discern, deep in the new Republican Party -- amid the conservative warriors and tea-infused crusaders -- a faint moderate heartbeat? Hardly anyone is asking that question this month, in the wake of the Republican tsunami that swept Democrats out of office and swept a Republican majority into the Senate chamber. But two unrelated events this month make the question worth posing, if only to explore the possibility and to understand the political landscape here in the state that only 15 months from now will hold the first presidential primary. The first of those events took...
  • BarackObama.com: "Jon Gruber Helped Write Obamacare"

    11/14/2014 4:15:10 PM PST · by rightistight · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/14/14 | Aurelius
    According to BarackObama.com, President Obama's official website, Jon Gruber "helped write Obamacare." The post was written in 2012 and was about specific quotes from President Obama trying to tie Mitt Romney to ObamaCare by saying that "RomneyCare" was the model for the Affordable Care Act. In an act to hide the connection to Barack Obama after Gruber's quotes about the "stupidity of American voters" went viral, the article has been taken down by Organizing for Action. However, it was online as recently as August of this year, and a cached version still exists that clearly shows its original content. Here...
  • Four Times Obamacare Advocates Admitted It Will Kill Old People

    11/12/2014 8:38:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 12, 2014 | Ben Shapiro, Senior Editor-At-Large
    While Obamacares proponents continue to insist that the program presents no threat to Americans healthcare, new comments from Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber demonstrate that Obamacare was designed to do just that. Gruber stated: You get a law which said healthy people are going to pay in, it made explicit that healthy people pay and sick people get money, it would not have passedLack of transparency is a huge political advantage and basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical to get this thing to pass. In other words,...
  • 3 Things the hard right and Tea Party really need to understand about the Republicans

    11/12/2014 5:24:14 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 121 replies
    http://www.mysouthernamericanopinion.com/ ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2014 | Becky Boydstun
    ... 1. We are not The Establishment or RINOs, and you are not The Base. We are THE Republican Party founded in 1854. The Tea Party is a MOVEMENT that began inside our party sometime between 2007-2009, and if anyone must be referred to as a RINO, its the members of this movement, because they seemingly have a strong dislike for most of what occurs within our party. In 1854, the Whigs that were against slavery didnt solve the problem by calling the others WINOs, they courageously founded the Republican Party. That is what a Republican does. We dont run...
  • Oh my: Romney aides circulating memo contrasting him with Hillary as 2016 primary season looms

    11/10/2014 7:38:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 10, 2014 | Allahpundit
    One way to look at Dubyas claim that Jeb Bush is 50/50 about running is that that means Romney is 50/50, or close to 50/50, too. If Jeb says no, the door is open. And more importantly, even if its only open a crack now, Romneys inner circle is working hard to kick it in. You guys need to stop resisting this. Embrace destiny. In the days after the election, a group of Romney supporters began circulating a memo that compared the success of his midterm endorsements with those made by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic...
  • Romney Blasts 'Naive' Obama's Foreign Policy

    11/08/2014 10:25:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    inn ^ | 11/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday criticized President Barack Obama over his policy in the Middle East and his attitude towards Israel. Romney, who spoke at the inaugural Israeli American Council National Conference in Washington, accused Obama of being naive and of distancing ourselves from allies. Commenting on reports that Obama had sent a letter to Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggesting cooperation against the Islamic State (ISIS), Romney was quoted by The Washington Times as having said, I was frankly stunned that the President of the United States would write a letter of that nature, in effect...
  • Monster Win for Natural Marriage [Great Analysis]

    11/08/2014 12:28:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    American Family Association ^ | Friday, November 7, 2014 8:53 AM | Bryan Fischer
    Yesterday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals struck a reverberating blow on behalf of natural marriage and the Constitution by upholding bans on sodomy-based marriages in its jurisdiction.It is impossible to overestimate the importance of this ruling.It means, for one thing, that the issue is now on the fast track to the Supreme Court. If the Court accepts a marriage case by January, a decision will almost certainly be issued by next June.From a constitutional standpoint, the 6th Circuits ruling is a model of sound jurisprudence. The ruling observes that the Supreme Court has already settled the question of the...
  • David Brooks 'Applauds' GOP for Doing 'Absolutely the Right Thing' By Letting Go Gay Marriage Issue

    10/11/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/10/2014 | Staff
    Friday on PBS's "News Hour," syndicated columnist Mark Shields pointed out, "among young Republicans, 61 percent of Republicans -- young Republicans under the age of 30 are in favor of same sex marriage." New York Times columnist David Brooks "applauded," the GOP for "doing absolutely the right thing in withdrawing" and letting the country have its way. Brooks said "I sort of applaud the minimalism here. Sometimes you let the country have its way and you don't try to determine the shape of the country, you sort of modestly step back and let the country figure out what it believes....