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  • You've Gotta Love Millennials - Humor

    05/01/2016 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/30/2016 | Micah Tyler
    This video was a parody that opened a talk at the Church Leaders Conference encouraging people to see past the stereotypes and recognizing the unique potential that millennials have!
  • Would anyone in this party be interested in stopping Hillary?

    05/01/2016 5:25:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/16 | Herman Cain
    She is every bit the socialist Bernie Sanders is, but is less honest about it. She is mean and vindictive. She considers herself above the law No one has to explain to me about the rough-and-tumble nature of presidential primary races. I know a little something about this. Theyre hard-fought because everyone wants to win, and while its usually not personal, no one is taking any prisoners because everyone wants the prize. Been there. Done that. I get it. But in every nominating contest I can ever remember, the party came together when it was over and got behind the...
  • Bernie Sanders to Cut Hundreds of Staff Members and Focus on California

    04/27/2016 9:36:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Yamiche Alcindor
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Battered by four defeats in Tuesday nights primaries, Bernie Sanders is planning to lay off hundreds of campaign staffers across the country and focus much of his remaining effort on winning the June 7 California primary. The Vermont senator revealed the changes a day after Hillary Clintons victories widened her delegate lead and left her all but certain to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Returns, Paid At Federal Tax Rate Of 13.5% In 2014

    04/17/2016 8:09:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Chicks On the Right ^ | 4/16/2016 | Red Dawn
    Did you watch CNNs Democratic debate Thursday night? I actually did, and get this. I was entertained. Thoroughly entertained. I had a feeling it would be a bit more exciting, especially since Bernie Sanders has been out there questioning Hillionaires qualifications. At one point, Dana Bash grilled Hillary on releasing the transcripts of her Wall Street speeches, and it was glorious. Secretary Clinton, if I may, Senator Sanders keeping bringing up the speeches that you gave to Goldman Sachs. So Id like to ask you, so youve said that you dont want to release the transcripts, until everybody does it,...
  • California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'

    04/17/2016 7:35:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2016 | Shan Li and Natalie Kitroeff
    Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios. But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as China and Vietnam. Now, Los Angeles firms are facing another big hurdle California's minimum wage hitting $15 an hour by 2022 which could spur more garment makers to exit the state. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another...
  • Why Soviet Refugees Aren't Buying Sanders's Socialism

    04/15/2016 3:49:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 12, 2016 | Olga Khazan
    Janna Sundeyeva still remembers life in the Soviet Union, where stores in remote regions would lack meat for months at a time and toilet paper had to be snatched up quickly on the rare occasions it appeared. But the minor indignities paled in comparison to what happened to her grandfather: He had the chance to come to America in 1929, but he opted to stay, sensing an economic thaw. Seven years later, Sundeyeva says, he was arrested and never heard from again. Sundeyeva immigrated to San Francisco from Moldova in 1994, and now she and her husband run a Russian-language...
  • Minimum-Wage Activists Should Look to Puerto Rico for Clues to the Future

    04/14/2016 5:21:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/13/2016 | PAUL KUPIEC & RYAN NABIL
    When signing the bill raising Californias minimum wage, Governor Jerry Brown called the new $15 minimum wage good politics but questionable policy. He may be more prescient than many realize. There was a time in recent American history when a minimum wage of nearly equal magnitude to Californias was imposed, and good politics turned out to be disastrous policy. It is worth remembering this previous minimum-wage experiment as voters assess whether the progressive push for substantially higher minimum wages will deliver prosperity for the working class. President Obama has long supported the so-called Raise the Wage Act, which, if passed,...
  • Occupy Wall Street rises up for Sanders

    04/13/2016 2:05:44 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)The forces of Occupy Wall Street, splintered and faded in the aftermath of their 2011 demonstrations, are getting the band back together to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of next week's critical New York primary. Nearly five years since Occupy was evicted from Zuccotti Park, blocks from the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan, a coalition of organizers, labor leaders and progressive activists who lined up under the banner of "the 99 percent" are renewing their efforts in pursuit of a more traditional cause: Getting voters to the polls on April 19.
  • Obama Administration Weighs Nixing 'Confidential' Classification

    04/13/2016 1:08:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 13, 2016 | by Ken Dilanian
    The nation's top intelligence official is considering letting spy agencies drop the lowest level of classification, "confidential," in an effort to shrink the gusher of secret documents flowing out of their offices. The proposal by James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, comes amid a simmering controversy over classified information that found its way on to the home email system used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state. In a memorandum sent last month to directors of the CIA and four other intelligence agencies, Clapper told them to "to take a leading role in reducing...
  • "Die Whitey Die" -The Americans with Charlie LeDuff

    04/11/2016 1:51:49 PM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-7-16 | Charlie LeDuff
    The GOP has a race problem. White people. Working class whites, who make up half of the Republican voters, are rebelling against the Republican orthodoxies of free trade and trickle down economics that have turned their communities into ghost towns. Shocked by their support of Donald Trump, some elitist conservative thinkers are calling places like Garbutt, NY pockets of misery, welfare fraud and dope addiction. They say let these towns die. Turns out Garbutt is not like that at all.
  • OBAMA FREES OSAMA'S ARMS DEALER ( Omar Khalif Mohammed )

    04/10/2016 9:18:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 9, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Arms dealer .. Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar. Yes he's got a lot of names. Also a longtime associate of Osama bin Laden who helped establish training camps for Al Qaeda after the US bombed them. He served as an explosives and weapons trainer at terrorist training camps. And commanded a training camp. He was an arms dealer who worked with Osama bin Laden and plotted to carry out IED attacks against US forces. He also has ties to Zawahiri and the mastermind of the USS Cole Bombing. He's listed as posing a high risk to the US...
  • Communist - Fascist - Socialist

    04/09/2016 3:52:28 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 27 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 4-4-16 | Martin Armstrong
    Blog/Basic Concepts Posted Apr 4, 2016 by Martin Armstrong Communism-Socialism I have been asked to explain the differences between socialism, fascism, and communism for some people seem to mix them all up. A socialist is akin to a fascist for their governments seeks to dictate control. They do not pretend to own private property. Communists seize all private property and place it in the hands of the state. There is no freedom whatsoever. Fascists view the world as a military state and see a liberal democracy as totally obsolete. In this context, they see the goal as the total mobilization...
  • Obama to sit down for exclusive 'Fox News Sunday' interview

    04/06/2016 1:12:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 6, 2016
    President Obama will sit down for his first interview with "Fox News Sunday" since being elected president. The exclusive interview, to be conducted by host Chris Wallace, will air on April 10. It also marks the presidents first interview on Fox News Channel since 2014. The interview will be held at the University of Chicago, covering a range of topics including the 2016 election and the presidents legacy.
  • Obama calls for international tax reform amid Panama Papers revelations

    04/05/2016 6:10:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/5/2016 | Rupert Neate in New York and David Smith in Washington
    Barack Obama has called for international tax reform in the wake of the revelations contained in the Panama Papers. There is no doubt that the problem of global tax avoidance generally is a huge problem, he told reporters at the White House on Tuesday. The problem is that a lot of this stuff is legal, not illegal. The US president said the leak from Panama illustrated the scale of tax avoidance involving Fortune 500 companies and running into trillions of dollars worldwide. We shouldnt make it legal to engage in transactions just to avoid taxes, he added, praising instead the...
  • Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake

    03/29/2016 3:26:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge.com ^ | 3/28/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the increasing propaganda wars, we thought a reminder of just how naive many Westerners are when it comes to their news-feed. As Arjun Walia, of GlobalResearch.ca, notes, Dr. Ulfkotte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job. He recently made an appearance on RT news to share these facts: Ive been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the...
  • Why socialists need capitalism

    03/27/2016 9:55:05 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 36 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | March 15, 2016 | Oleg Atbashian
    By Oleg Atbashian | First published in the American Thinker Have you heard of the shocking and terrifying diaper gap that is now dividing this nation? It is said to be so dire that the White House is urging immediate government assistance to buy baby diapers. Philosophically, this puts disposable plastic consumer products in the category of inalienable rights guaranteed by the government: among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Diapers. When I lived in the USSR, our Soviet Constitution also guaranteed that our basic needs be provided to us by the caring socialist government. As a result,...
  • Trump Majority

    03/15/2016 2:19:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Given the choice between Donald Trump, successful capitalist who loves his country, and the socialist communists of Sanders or Clinton who hate the American System, I won't be able to pull the lever for Trump fast enough The historical run for president by billionaire Donald Trump has been filled with potholes, pitfalls, and protests. With many voters, there is little middle ground with the guy. Either you love him, or you hate him. . . well, hate his decision to try to become President of the United States, anyway. Hes being called nationalist and populist by the media, but an...
  • Bogie Gives Bernie a Lesson in Economics

    03/14/2016 5:08:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 14, 2016 | Don Feder
    What a young Ingrid Bergman was to feminine beauty Bernie Sanders is to muddled thinking. One of his favorite catchphrases is In a country as rich as ours fill in the blank. In a country as rich as ours, there should be free tuition at public colleges and universities. In a country as rich as ours, the minimum wage should be $15 an hour. In a country as rich as ours, no child should go to bed hungry. After all, we only spend $74 billion annually on food stamps. All of this raises the obvious question: How does a country...
  • Larry David returns to SNL, rips into Bernie Sanders supporters

    03/13/2016 4:39:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/13/2016 | Aaron Blake
    Larry David was back on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend to reprise his all-too-perfect Bernie Sanders character. And despite Sanders's win in Michigan last week, the big joke was how limited his base of support remains -- and its propensity for shenanigans on social media. "I want to thank everyone who voted for me, and apologize to everyone else for making your Facebook feeds so, so annoying," he said. "I mean, I love my supporters, but they're too much, right? I'm great, but I'm not five-posts-a-day great. With all due respect to my supporters, get a life." David-as-Sanders then poked...
  • Traveling Musician Sings for Venezuelans Stuck in Six-Hour Supermarket Lines

    03/10/2016 12:31:56 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2016 | by Frances Martel
    Years of crippling socialist policies have left Venezuela so bereft of food, average Venezuelans must spent up to six hours waiting in line to received their allotted rations of basic goods like vegetable oil, flour, or milk. Musician Jonathan Acosta has offered to help ease the frustration by visiting supermarkets and performing for those waiting in line.
  • Marco Rubio for the GOP, but no endorsement for either Democrat

    03/09/2016 12:25:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 9, 2016 | Editorial Board
    This year the Ides of March brings presidential voting to Illinois - a state whose primary often falls so late that it's irrelevant to the nomination process. In 2016, though, Illinois can have impact. Our custom is to offer primary election endorsements to candidates of both major parties. But the 2016 race confronts Illinois voters with uncommon dangers, because so many candidates are playing with fire. The Tribune cannot endorse Trump. While he still holds a lead in delegates, the party is deeply divided. The Tribune today endorses Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination. This being a free country,...
  • French PM understands Jews' fear

    03/07/2016 10:21:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday he understands French Jews' fear amid heightened religious tension in the country after last year's terrorists attacks in Paris by Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists. Valls' comments came in a speech at the annual dinner of the French Jewish council CRIF. He was quoted by The Associated Press. In his remarks, the French Prime Minister expressed his "solidarity" toward French Jews and strongly condemned anti-Semitism whether it comes from the "far-left" or the "far-right". "Yes, Jews of France are afraid to wear the kippa , to go to the synagogue, to do shopping...
  • Bernie Sanders: Whites don't know what it's like to be poor

    03/07/2016 7:13:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2016 | Rick Moran
    Bernie Sanders, the Senator representing the socialist paradise of Vermont, has apparently never seen a poor white person. This is understandable since about 1% of the state's population is black. But Sanders considers himself an expert on the racial divide in poverty. And at last night's debate with Hillary Clinton, the Senator expounded on his theories of race and poverty. Daily Caller: During the CNN Democratic debate Thursday night Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed that if someone was white they don’t know what it’s like to be poor or live in a ghetto. “When you’re white you don’t know what...
  • Ocalas Ivan Rodriguez Gelfenstein balances socialist revolution with horse racing opulence

    03/03/2016 8:02:48 PM PST · by houstonastros · 4 replies
    Mysterious Venezuelan socialist "businessman" now a rich capitalist-- builds $20 million horse racing facility and flies in private jet? Where'd he get (steal) the money?
  • Why I'm Not Feeling The Bern....I want a healthy economy.

    03/01/2016 5:21:15 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Odyssey On line.com ^ | 2/29/2016 | Addison Barton
    Im not a socialist. I could just leave my argument there but this article has to be at least 500 words so I will provide specific examples. 1. College shouldnt be free. College is a privilege, not an entitlement. It should be an investment by the student for his or her future. Making college free for everyone will cheapen its value and make a masters degree essential to be competitive in the job market. Are we going to make graduate degrees free as well? Stop being ridiculous. This is the point where Bernie supporters usually start to attack me during...
  • White Privilege Helps Hillary Clinton Survive Controversy. Bernie Sanders Was Arrested in 1963

    02/26/2016 12:06:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 26, 2016 | by H.A. Goodman
    For many people on the left, especially my fellow white liberals, looking into the mirror is either uncomfortable, or an experience akin to amnesia. However, imagine if Barack Obama had fabricated a story about surviving sniper fire, only to say that he misspoke. The Atlantic has a recap of at least eight controversies and scandals involving Hillary Clinton. Do you think a person of color in America's political system could have overcome or circumvented this list of controversy? That's called white privilege at its height. Furthermore, although Bernie Sanders has also benefited from white privilege, could he have survived politically...
  • Venezuelan toilet paper shortage an unwelcome symptom of socialism

    02/26/2016 8:10:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 26, 2016 | By John Kass
    The problem with socialism, Margaret Thatcher is credited with saying, is that you eventually run out of other people's money. But the late Mrs. Thatcher - heroic conservative prime minister of Great Britain - was too well-mannered to tell people what actually comes next. So I'll have to do it. After socialists run out of other people's money, the people eventually run out of something almost as precious as money: Toilet paper. It's happening right now in Venezuela, once a socialist, oil-rich paradise and land of great shortstops. But Venezuela is fast becoming a thoroughly failed state. Let's just hope...
  • The errors in theology from the Pope's Plane Interview (and discussions that followed!)

    02/21/2016 11:51:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The Tenth Crusade | 2/21/16 | The Tenth Crusade
    I wanted to briefly mention a few observations of discussions about the Holy Father's latest plane interview. 1. Astoundingly, when Catholics raise concerns about Pope Francis suggestion to women that they can use birth control pills and condoms to prevent perfectly healthy babies from being conceived because of a remote chance of birth defects, I am still seeing Catholics claim the press is misinterpreting what is being said. I will not cite the dozens of examples, suffice it to say that the Father has accountability for his own words and actions. His contradiction of Humane Vitae was as clear as...
  • Sanders: I've been made an honorary woman by Gloria Steinem, you know

    02/19/2016 5:43:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    The hugs from John Kasich and even Hillary Clinton offered a small bit of authentic humanity to relentlessly packaged presidential campaigns. However, this grab at ersatz identity in the middle of the MSNBC townhall last night by Bernie Sanders exposes the more mundane lack of authenticity seen on the trail. When asked by a woman how “a white male” like Sanders could understand the “intersectional identities” faced by minorities, Sanders responded that he’s actually an honorary woman. Ohhhhhhhhhhh-kay:"Gloria Steinem once made me an honorary woman many...Transcript included for full context: UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Good evening. Thank you, Senator Bernie Sanders. My...
  • Beyond Lawn Signs: Castro Valley Man Paints Bernie Sanders Campaign Logo on his Roof

    02/16/2016 9:56:26 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | Raquel Maria Dillon
    The homeowner got the idea after he saw photos of other Sanders supporters painting fences, roofs and walls online.A man in Castro Valley has painted the Bernie Sanders campaign logo on the roof of his home. For some people, professing their political allegiance with a lawn sign just isn't enough. A man in Castro Valley painted his roof with the Bernie Sanders campaign logo. "It's bold and it's big. It gets people's attention. It gets people to talk and think and go home and go, 'Why did he do that?'" said Daren Wilkerson, a high school English teacher, as...
  • Kathleen Matthews' Maryland Congressional Bid Mirrors Hillary's Campaign

    02/15/2016 1:32:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 15, 2016 | by ALEX PFEIFFER
    SILVER SPRING M.D. - There's a female candidate currently running for office who refuses to answer questions about shady dealings, promotes ability to accomplish legislation while knocking Republicans, and denies her wealth. But it's not Hillary Clinton, it's Chris Matthews' wife Kathleen Matthews, who is running for Congress in Maryland's eighth district. During a Sunday candidate forum at the Democratic Club of Leisure World in front of crowd of mostly seniors, Matthews revealed that her husband spends time calling Rep. Chris Van Hollen's office because, "he's not getting his social security check." This is despite his reported $5 million annual...
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • PROGRESSIVE “THOUGHT-BLOCKERS”: INCOME INEQUALITY

    02/11/2016 8:41:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bruce Thornton
    An ideological construct that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. Throughout this primary season, Hillary Clinton and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders have both been flogging the “crisis” of “income inequality,” which is “at the center of their campaigns,” according to CNN. Both have scourged the “greed” of the “1%,” called for higher taxes on the “rich,” and promised to expand and multiply government programs to rectify this injustice. Yet like other slogans progressives rely on, the idea of “income inequality” is an ideological construct, a statistical artifact that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. The first problem with...
  • Venezuela Is Socialist, Senator Sanders. Any Questions?

    02/07/2016 7:40:39 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Editorial
    Socialism: Like a skyscraper crane about to topple in high winds, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of a horrific economic collapse. It was brought on by one thing: socialism, taken to the hilt. Yet incredibly, neither Bernie Sanders nor his voters make this connection. It’s worrisome that so many Americans see socialism in a favorable light these days. A May 2015 YouGov poll showed that socialism was viewed favored favorably by 43% of Democrats, while a June 2015 Gallup poll showed that 47% of Americans would vote for a socialist. It points to a collective loss of memory. After...
  • THE SOCIALIST MILLIONAIRE: Financial Scandals Trail the Loathsome Hypocrite Bernie Sanders

    02/07/2016 1:51:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Doug Ross ^ | 2/7/16 | Cliff Kincaid
    Responding to one of Anderson Cooper’s softball questions, socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told the CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night that he lives a frugal life and indicated that he doesn’t care about money or status. “I have a small Chevrolet,” he said. “It is one of the smallest Chevys that they make.” He said it was about five years old.But James O’Brien, a political consultant and former publisher of Campaigns & Elections magazine, says the career politician, who has been a mayor, member of Congress and U.S. senator, has achieved the financial status of a millionaire.O’Brien has analyzed the...
  • Mo Dowd: Hillary Battles Bernie Sanders, Chick Magnet

    02/06/2016 2:02:02 PM PST · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Maureen Dowd
    HILLARY CLINTON first grabbed the national spotlight 47 years ago as an idealistic young feminist, chiding the paternalistic establishment in her Wellesley commencement speech. So it’s passing strange to watch her here, getting rebuffed by young women who believe that she lacks idealism, that she overplays her feminist hand and that she is the paternalistic establishment. Bernie Sanders may be a dead ringer for Larry David, but Hillary is running the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” campaign. She can’t fire up young voters by dwelling on what can’t be done in Washington and by explaining that she’s more prose than poetry.
  • Chris Matthews Makes His Own Anti-Bernie Republican Ad

    02/05/2016 6:03:09 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Bernie Sanders becomes the Dem nominee, the GOP might wind up having to pay royalties to Chris Matthews . . On this evening's Hardball, Matthews aired what he himself said could be an anti-Bernie Republican ad, cobbled together from clips of various radical statements Sanders has made over the years. In Chris' commercial, Sanders is seen saying he's a socialist, confirming he's not a capitalist, admitting that he applied for conscientious objector status, indicating that he would raise taxes to somewhere between 50 and 90%, and preaching political "revolution." Workers of the world: unite behind Bernie! View the video...
  • Hillary Clinton still feels persecuted by the 'vast right wing conspiracy'

    02/04/2016 3:15:48 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4 Feb, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Hillary Clint was asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper during last night's Democratic town hall if she still believed in a "vast right wing conspiracy" working against her. The answer she gave is fairly chilling if you care whether the next president of the United States is a paranoid loon. The Hill: During the New Hampshire town hall debate on Wednesday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Clinton if she still believes there is a "vast right-wing conspiracy" as she said there was during the late 90s to initially explain the Monica Lewinksy scandal. "Don't you?" Clinton replied, as the audience...
  • Tipton asks board to consider small banks ( Colorado Congressman )

    02/03/2016 2:36:03 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 2, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    A coming change in accounting standards could do irreversible damage to community banks, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said in a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board. An accounting-standards update due to be issued by the board would change the way all lenders set aside reserve funds in anticipation of possible losses. The board, wrote Tipton and Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., should take "utmost caution" in proceeding because it has the potential to "irreversibly damage community banks' and credit unions' ability to continue to adequately serve their customers/members and communities and sustain the economic recovery." ... Tipton, a member...
  • The blood sport of Iowa: A squeaker victory, losers who "win" and the msm's bizarre caucus narrative

    02/03/2016 1:01:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | February 2, 2016 | Andrew O'Hehir
    It was getting on toward 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning after the bewildering Iowa caucuses, so I can't be too sure about anything. As the TV coverage wound down into nothingness, Chris Matthews of MSNBC became increasingly disgruntled about the lack of clear winners and losers in the Hawkeye State, at least in the Democratic photo finish between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Getting to hear the losers make concession speeches is what makes our democracy exciting, he insisted. Iowa in 2016, according to the Matthews worldview, was not exciting. "This was just vague," he muttered. He may actually have...
  • Bernie Sanders before political office

    01/31/2016 1:53:12 PM PST · by Twotone · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 31, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Before he achieved political office, Bernie Sanders never had a steady paycheck in the first four decades of his life. Now, he aspires to the highest office in the land where he could play a decisive role in shaping the circumstances under which the rest of us work and receive (when we can) our paychecks. It is a sobering record, as Investor's Business Daily explains it:
  • Sanders defends tax increase pledge after Pelosi's comments

    01/31/2016 10:22:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday shot back against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) comments that Democrats aren't "running on any platform of raising taxes." Sanders said the U.S. is spending "far more than other countries on healthcare." "My proposal will save middle-class families thousands of dollars a year on their healthcare costs. Most people tell me, 'Yes, they would be happy to pay $1,000 more in taxes if they're paying $5,000 less in healthcare premiums,' " he said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Sanders said the U.S. needs to follow every other major country in controlling healthcare...
  • Sanders Goes all in for Destroying Gun Manufacturers

    01/30/2016 6:37:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Embracing gun control has always been a toxic issue for Democrats. It has played well deep in their darkests bases, like New York City and the District of Columbia, where ignorance about guns and gun law is pervasive and cherished. On the national stage, they have been careful to approach it sideways, with code words like “gun safety” and “common sense”. In 1994, when Bill Clinton pushed it the hardest on the national stage, the Democrats suffered one of their most emphatic defeats; the Republican revolution of 1994. President Clinton even acknowledged that his gun control push was a...
  • Rouhani Goes Shopping in Europe as Iran Enjoys New Economic Freedoms

    01/28/2016 2:04:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2016 | By ADAM NOSSITER
    Europe, whose economic struggles have grown that much greater with recent problems in crucial markets like China and Russia, is rushing to do business with a newly accessible and eager, if still problematic, partner: Iran. With the lifting of sanctions after its nuclear deal with the West, Tehran has gone shopping this week, bringing its checkbook and a long list of items it had been unable to acquire for years. Despite lingering animosities and the United States' designation of Iran as a sponsor of terrorist groups, European governments and corporations have made it clear that economic opportunity is going to...
  • Limbaugh: ‘Nationalism And Populism Have Overtaken Conservatism’ In GOP [VIDEO]

    01/20/2016 11:40:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 184 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-20-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that Trump's popularity is evidence that "nationalism and populism have overtaken conservatism" in the Republican Party "The Trump triumph - the Trump coalition - is exposing the fact that it isn't conservative orthodoxy, or conservatism or any of the hard work of the conservative elite," explained Limbaugh, "that is causing people to be conservative." LIMBAUGH: It's something really simple... They're fed up with the modern day Democratic Party... The Republican Party establishment does not understand this. They do not know who their conservative voters are. They've over-estimated their conservatism... They're not liberals. They're...
  • For millennials, Sanders is a grandpa who gets them

    01/17/2016 9:55:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Bernie Sanders is no one's idea of a camera-ready presidential candidate. He's a "democratic socialist" running against an icon of the Democratic establishment. (And as satisfying as anti-establishment sentiment may feel for some right now -- the establishment is still pretty damn important.) His white hair is kind of wild, he's awkward, doesn't smile much, he hunches over and waves his arms when he speaks. He campaigns in rolled-up shirtsleeves and has pens in his shirt pocket. When it comes down to it, his radical policy positions and general cranky-grandpa vibe don't exactly scream "President of the United States."
  • Everything You Need To Know About Socialism in 20 Quotes

    01/12/2016 4:17:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | John Hawkins
    1) "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -- Margaret Thatcher 2) "It is the common error of Socialists to overlook the natural indolence of mankind; their tendency to be passive, to be the slaves of habit, to persist indefinitely in a course once chosen. Let them once attain any state of existence which they consider tolerable, and the danger to be apprehended is that they will thenceforth stagnate; will not exert themselves to improve, and by letting their faculties rust, will lose even the energy required to preserve them from deterioration. Competition...
  • Hillary Clinton turns up the heat on Bernie Sanders

    01/09/2016 9:16:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jeff Zeleny, Dan Merica and Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)--A sense of anxiety is cascading through Hillary Clinton's campaign, with an increasing sense of urgency the primary fight with Bernie Sanders is far more of a threat than once imagined, unlikely to be extinguished after the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton has gone from all but ignoring Sanders to fiercely engaging him in recent days, a reflection of public and private polling that points to a race that is uncomfortably competitive for the Democratic front-runner. She openly questions his electability and argues that he is out of step with the party on guns and other...
  • Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

    01/08/2016 8:12:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 5, 2016 6:24 PM EST | Lisa Lerer and Christopher S. Rugaber
    Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the country's biggest financial firms within a year and limit banking fees placed on consumers, should he become president, in a fiery speech on Tuesday. He coupled that promise, delivered in front of a raucous crowd just a few subway stops from Wall Street, with a series of attacks on rival Hillary Clinton, arguing her personal and political ties make her unable to truly take on the financial industry. "To those on Wall Street who may be listening...
  • Rep. Hank Johnson: ‘Free Market Way of Thinking Doesn’t Work’

    01/08/2016 7:00:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2016 | 3:41 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says that America has practiced the free market system over the last 40 years and "that it doesn't work." Johnson made the comments while speaking on the House floor Thursday against the Sunshine For Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. The bill aims at making the government give public notice when entering into legal negotiations that may result in new regulations. ...