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  • Media Photoshops Crowd Image For Hillary Clinton St. Petersburg, Florida Speech…

    08/08/2016 2:44:32 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 138 replies
    The Conservative TreeHouse ^ | August 8, 2016 | Sundance
    Remember the discussions of “optics” and trying to manufacture the perception of support for Hillary Clinton? It’s all a pretense; a fraud; a corporate media ruse. Well, a great example comes today from “The Hill”, an on-line media outlet promoting the speech of candidate Clinton. Notice anything, well, ‘odd’ about the picture: It’s a 100% photoshopped image (link) assembling multiple rally crowd pictures to give the impression of Hillary Clinton in St. Petersburg. Hillary is holding a rally at the St. Pete Colliseum in down town St. Petersburg. Located at 353 4th Ave North, the Coliseum venue holds approximately 4,000...
  • Media Photoshops Crowd Image For Hillary Clinton St. Petersburg, Florida Speech…

    08/08/2016 2:26:49 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 56 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 08/08/2016 | Sundance
    It’s a 100% photoshopped image (link) assembling multiple rally crowd pictures to give the impression of Hillary Clinton in St. Petersburg. Hillary is holding a rally at the St. Pete Colliseum in down town St. Petersburg. Located at 353 4th Ave North, the Coliseum venue holds approximately 4,000 people. Hillary Clinton didn’t come close to filling it:
  • Trump campaign projects 1,400 delegates at convention: report

    04/20/2016 1:32:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 122 replies
    The HIll ^ | 4/20/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Internal documents show Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's campaign advisers are projecting that the billionaire businessman will secure more than 1,400 delegates at the Republican National Convention in July, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. That total greatly exceeds the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure the nomination on the first ballot. The projection was in an internal campaign memo sent to Trump surrogates Tuesday night, after Trump secured a convincing win in the New York primary. It called the front-runner's win in New York "YUGE" and included talking points to use in media interviews. It advised the surrogates to talk about...
  • US intelligence officials concerned about briefing Trump, Clinton

    06/02/2016 6:07:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Some U.S. intelligence officials are worried about providing a routine intelligence briefing to Donald Trump once he becomes the official Republican presidential nominee, according to a report. Eight senior security officials told Reuters they were concerned that Trump's "shoot from the hip" style could pose national security risks, as they prepare to give him a routine pre-election briefing for presidential nominees. They also cited his lack of foreign policy experience, and his little known team of foreign policy advisers. "People are very nervous," one senior U.S. security official said. However, the officials, who requested anonymity to discuss a political domestic...
  • Incredibly bad journalism on Trump from Politico, The Independent, The Hill, ThinkProgress (Vanity)

    06/01/2016 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Politico, Independent (UK), The Hill, ThinkProgress, Vox, ITV, Telegraph (UK) | 6/1/2016 | self (vanity)
    Many publications are falsely claiming Trump is totally ignorant and blank on whether Britain should leave the EU or not ("Brexit"). The logic is that Trump saying "huh"? to a single word verbal question (that might not have been enunciated well or heard clearly with Trump's 69 year old hearing) is proof of ignorance on the subject, showing a lack of foreign policy concern and awareness. Yet a 10 second google search reveals that Trump has commented on "Brexit" several times in the recent past. It seems a 10 second net search is too high of a journalism standard when...
  • What will Marco Rubio do?

    06/03/2016 3:39:59 AM PDT · by onyx · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 03, 2016, 06:00 am | By Jordain Carney
    Sen. Marco Rubio is coming under heavy pressure inside and outside the Beltway to change his mind and run for reelection to the Senate.For Senate GOP leaders, the move is a political no-brainer. ADVERTISEMENT Rubio is a known quantity and an able fundraiser, and they believe he represents their best shot at keeping Florida’s Senate seat in the Republican column.For Rubio the question is tougher.Running for the Senate would amount to a significant political u-turn. He’s repeatedly railed against the ineffectiveness of the upper chamber and brushed aside questions about his lax attendance record.He could also be risking his...
  • Joe Scarborough to Clinton: 'Stop lying’ about emails

    05/27/2016 12:17:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2016, 09:49 am | Mark Hensch
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday slammed Hillary Clinton, calling on the Democratic presidential front-runner to "stop lying" about her personal email account. “It’s pretty remarkable,” he said on "Morning Joe" of Clinton’s response to a watchdog report that found Clinton and her top aides did not comply with policy while she served as secretary of State. “I don’t understand why you put out a statement like that,” Scarborough added. "Stop lying, stop digging. “'I screwed up. I’m terribly sorry,'" he offered as alternate responses. "'I hope the American people will forgive me and I hope they will let us...
  • Report: Romney recruiting Kasich, Sasse for third-party option

    05/14/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Greg Nash Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep Donald Trump from the White House, according to a Washington Post report . Among those prospects are Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasich’s chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isn’t interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But it’s not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • Gingrich: Adelson signal is big for Trump

    05/13/2016 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    The decision by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to endorse Donald Trump could have huge implications for the presumptive presidential nominee's ability to raise money, Newt Gingrich says.
  • McAuliffe tells Republicans to 'quit complaining' about felons voting

    04/25/2016 6:03:04 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Sunday slammed Republicans who have complained about an executive order he signed extending the right to vote in his state to convicted felons who have served their sentences. "Well, I would tell the Republicans, 'Quit complaining and go out and earn these folks' right to vote for you. Go out and talk to them,' " he said in response to a question about people saying his order was an election-year ploy to help Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
  • GOP nears the breaking point

    03/31/2016 6:33:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jesse Byrnes
    The presidential primary has been a wrenching experience for the GOP so far — and it’s about to get even worse. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich have all backed away from their pledge to support the party's eventual nominee, foreshadowing a fight at the convention and beyond that could cleave the GOP into warring factions.
  • Megyn Kelly tweets poll showing women turning on Trump

    03/17/2016 7:22:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 17, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Women are turning against Donald Trump, according to a new poll — something Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was quick to highlight Thursday on Twitter.
  • Trump risks falling short of delegate count for nomination [100 delegates short of 1,237]

    03/16/2016 12:39:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/16/2016 | By Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has secured more than half of the delegates needed to win the nomination, but he will need to pick up his pace to clinch 1,237 delegates and avoid a contested convention. Trump’s strong performance in the Tuesday night primaries will make it tough for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to catch him. He has secured 621 delegates, according to The Associated Press's projections as of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, compared to 396 for Cruz and 138 for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Those three men are now the only active GOP candidates. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) suspended his...
  • Limbaugh on Trump: Much bigger upside than downside

    03/06/2016 7:59:12 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 132 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 06, 2016 | David McCabe
    Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Sunday that there's a "much bigger upside than downside" in the Republican presidential candidacy of real estate developer Donald Trump. "I think with the case of Trump, there’s a much bigger upside than downside," said Limbaugh while appearing on "Fox News Sunday."
  • Lindsey Graham: GOP may have to rally around Ted Cruz

    03/01/2016 11:54:05 PM PST · by lodi90 · 181 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/1/2016 | Harper Neidig
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says the Republican Party may be forced to support presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in order to stop front-runner Donald Trump. "You know Ted Cruz is not my favorite, by any means,” Graham, who dropped his own bid for the White House in December, said in an interview with CBS. “But we may be in a position where we have to rally around Ted Cruz as the only way to stop Donald Trump, and I'm not so sure that would work.” His comments came with Super Tuesday results indicating Trump would win as many as eight states....
  • Cruz: Rubio, Carson should drop out if they don't win a state

    03/01/2016 12:34:33 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/1/2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Ted Cruz on Tuesday suggested that GOP rivals Marco Rubio and Ben Carson should drop out of the presidential race if they don’t win a state on Super Tuesday. The Texas senator, who's positioning himself to be the alternative to Donald Trump, called on his opponents to unite behind one candidate to take on the GOP front-runner. Both the Florida senator and retired neurosurgeon have yet to win a state. “If tomorrow morning, a candidate is sitting there and he’s won zero states and doesn’t have a credible shot at getting the delegates, then I do think it’s worth a...
  • Poll: Carson tops list of potential Trump running-mates

    03/01/2016 12:21:42 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/1/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson tops the list of potential running-mates for Donald Trump if the businessman wins the GOP nomination, according to a new poll. Carson is the choice of 11 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning independent voters, a Morning Consult poll released Monday found. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, the candidates right behind Trump in the GOP race, are tied for second with 9 percent each. John Kasich, also a Republican presidential candidate, follows with 8 percent, tied with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who endorsed Trump last week after dropping out of the GOP race in February....
  • Trump Disavows David Duke Endorsement

    02/28/2016 10:34:00 AM PST · by kristinn · 193 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, February 28, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump disavowed white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke in a tweet Sunday. "As I stated at the press conference on Friday regarding David Duke- I disavow." Earlier Sunday morning, Trump avoided a question about whether he'd condemn Duke's racism. The GOP front-runner said on CNN's "State of the Union" he didn't know anything about Duke and would need to research his connections before deciding whether he would condemn them. "I have to look at the group. I don't know what group you're talking about," he said. "You wouldn't want me to...
  • Kasich: I'll drop out if I lose Ohio

    02/27/2016 3:45:45 PM PST · by xzins · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2016, | Harper Neidig
    Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich said on Saturday that he will drop out of the race if he doesn't win his home state of Ohio. "I will beat Donald Trump in Ohio, and that will be the beginning of a new day," Kasich told a crowd in Nashville, according to the New York Times. "Some of the other candidates, if they can't win their home state, they got to get out, OK?" he added. "If I don't win my home state, I'll get out. But you know what? I'm going to win Ohio." The remark was a dig at his...
  • Kasich: I'm going to beat Trump in Ohio

    02/27/2016 8:29:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/27/16 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says he is going to beat Donald Trump in his home state. The Ohio governor on Saturday morning laid out to CNN his path to the GOP nomination. "I'm going to beat Donald Trump in Ohio," he said. "Once that happens, everything changes. Everything changes in this race." Kasich said a win in the Buckeye State would give him momentum at just the right time to surge in the presidential race. "We have many many more races to go," he said. "And the calendar begins to work for me" after Ohio.
  • Bush apologizes to donors

    02/24/2016 2:46:09 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Jeb Bush and key members of his national finance team addressed top donors on Wednesday in a conciliatory conference call in which he expressed dismay over the outcome of the race. "I'm sorry that it didn't turn out the way that I intended when I launched the campaign," Bush said. The former Florida governor said he saw a path to win the nomination running as a "reform-minded conservative," but acknowledged that wasn't what the electorate was looking for in 2016. -snip- Also addressing donors on Wednesday's conference call were Bush national finance chairman Woody Johnson, who owns the New York...
  • Dick Morris: Why Rubio can’t win

    02/24/2016 3:03:07 PM PST · by detective · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/23/16 | Dick Morris
    Chris Christie has crashed, John Kasich is ghettoized, Scott Walker self-destructed and nobody bought the idea of Jeb Bush, and now all the king's horses and all the king's men - and Fox News - are trying to shove Marco Rubio down the throats of the Republican electorate. But they’ll never make the sale.
  • Romney wants Hillary's 'Three F Plan'

    06/25/2014 2:07:05 AM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2014 | John LeBoutillier
    Here is the dirty little secret of the GOP donor class, i.e. the rich establishment bundlers who funded the recent presidential campaigns of the Bushes, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.): They are actively trying to recruit Romney to run again in 2016 — and Mitt is indeed interested. Their first choice coming out of the 2012 election debacle was Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), but his candidacy has virtually crashed and burned — despite his desperate self-denial. Other than his uber-patron, Ken Langone, the donors have moved on. Many of these professional donors have hopes that...
  • Donnie Wahlberg endorses Rubio

    02/21/2016 4:26:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Donnie Wahlberg endorsed Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, his campaign announced Sunday. Wahlberg, a Massachusetts-born singer and actor, said in his endorsement the country needs a leader like the Florida senator. "Even though we do not see eye to eye on every issue, I know that Marco is a man of principle who can be trusted to keep us safe and give each and every one of us a shot at the American Dream," Wahlberg said in a statement. He referenced Rubio's background and said the candidate will be able to unite the country. "Marco is a humble man who...
  • Trump gives $100K to group that trains dogs to help veterans

    01/30/2016 7:42:05 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday presented a check for $100,000 to an organization that trains dogs for veterans with PTSD and mobility issues. Trump gave the check to the Puppy Jake Foundation during a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa, with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. Three dogs and Puppy Jake representatives came onstage to receive the donation...
  • Trump leads Cruz by 14 points in national poll [Trump's "Canadian?" gambit a big flop]

    01/23/2016 5:30:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a 14-point edge over Sen. Ted Cruz, his nearest rival, according to a new national poll. Trump garners 34 percent support in the Fox News poll released Friday, with Cruz at 20 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ranks third with 11 percent, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 8 percent. Former Forida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich tie for fifth with 4 percent apiece. The poll also found that Cruz and Trump are the most popular second choice for likely Republican primary voters. Cruz is the second choice for 22...
  • Constitutional lawyer: Cruz 'right' about citizenship

    01/17/2016 3:53:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Constitutional lawyer Floyd Abrams says Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is on the right side in the argument over whether he can run for president. "I think Senator Cruz is right that 'natural-born' as understood would more likely than not be held to mean someone that didn't need to be naturalized, didn't have to go through any procedure to be an American, as of course he did not because he had an American mother," Abrams told host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable" on New York's AM-970 on Sunday. Despite his belief that Cruz is a natural-born citizen, Abrams said...
  • Kirstie Alley: Trump is 'waking this country up'

    01/14/2016 10:05:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Blog ^ | January 14, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Actress Kirstie Alley said Thursday that she admires GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump for shaking up the political debate. "Donald Trump, whether you like him or you don't like him, is waking this country up," she told FoxBusiness.com. "If you hate him, you're going to talk about how much you hate him," Alley continued. "If you love him, you're going to talk about how much you love him. "I want someone who will rev us up and make us pay attention. I think that's a really great step for this country because this country's gotten very complacent." Alley said...
  • 5 donors you've never heard of who could shape the 2016 race

    01/02/2016 10:41:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jonathan Swan and Harper Neidig, The Hill
    News articles concerning the most influential political donors in America typically list the same names: The Koch brothers, George Soros, Sheldon Adelson and, lately, Tom Steyer. But as we reach the end of 2015, none of these billionaires has spent big in the 2016 contest, at least not at an individual candidate level. In their absence, a number of lesser known donors are shaping up to be major players in 2016. Here are five to watch: 1. The DeVos Family We're cheating by including a whole family in our list, but there is no way of separating out this high-spending...
  • Bill Clinton will crush Donald Trump — with a smile

    12/29/2015 3:03:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2015 | Brent Budowsky, columnist
    When I was growing up in New York, I wanted to be a professional boxer, but was smart enough to know that if I entered the ring with Muhammad Ali -- then heavyweight champion of the world -- they'd have to bring out the smelling salts within seconds and the ambulance would soon arrive to cart me away on a stretcher! Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should consider such thoughts as he ponders his plan to go mano a mano against Bill Clinton, the most popular living former president and the heavyweight champion of American politics today. So might Sen....
  • Republicans split on attacking climate science (Hoax deniers walk amongst us?)

    12/27/2015 5:18:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/15 | Timothy Cama
    The Republican Party is divided over whether to attack the science of climate change when opposing liberal policies. Many of the most vocal Republicans say they have significant problems with the scientific consensus that the Earth is warming and that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity is the main cause. The skeptics include presidential hopefuls Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Capitol Hill chairmen Sen. Jim Inhofe (Okla.) and Rep. Lamar Smith (Texas). But others in the GOP aren't interested in litigating the science. They say it's more important - and far easier - to show that Democratic...
  • Obama’s ISIS response stirs Democratic angst about 2016

    12/08/2015 9:48:25 AM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/8/2015 | Niall Stanage
    Democrats are increasingly fearful that President Obama’s handling of the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is becoming a liability for their party. Those fears have become more acute after Obama’s Sunday evening address from the Oval Office, where the president unveiled little by way of news or strategic shifts. “Weak and unclear,” Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf told The Hill, when asked for his reaction to Obama’s remarks. “What is the plan of action?” Sheinkopf added that, at this point, “any rational person would worry about his legacy, and any rational Democrat would worry about the...
  • Breaking News: The Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion Donated to Mitt Romney!

    07/29/2015 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Get this. Stop what you're doing. I need you to listen the next 30 seconds. I don't even need to say that. You people are glued here for three hours. What am I talking about? On the same day that we get a headline from Rolling Stone, "What the Trump and Cosby Allegations Reveal About Rape Culture," and whatever it all means, we know that "Donald Trump's a sexist pig of the first order." That's in Rolling Stone. Guess what TheHill.com just tweeted? TheHill.com just tweeted, "Just in: Cecil the Lion Killer Donated to Romney." I kid you not....
  • Santorum points to gay marriage fissures in Walker household

    07/13/2015 2:52:22 PM PDT · by VinL · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/13/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) warned Monday that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s dissonance with his wife on same-sex marriage could cause him to be less “active” in his opposition. “Spouses matter,” Santorum said in an editorial meeting with The Daily Caller. “When your spouse is not in-sync with you — particularly on cultural issues, moral issues — [you] tend not to be as active on those issues." Walker panned last month’s Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide as a “grave mistake” where “five unelected judges [took] it upon themselves to redefine the institution of marriage.” But while those views...
  • White House: Have you talked to your family about ObamaCare lately?

    07/02/2015 7:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend. After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members who may be less-than-enthused that ObamaCare is here to stay. “You should be prepared when Aunt Janine says something like, ‘Obamacare hasn’t helped anyone!’” a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services wrote in a blog post on Thursday. For instance, if your Uncle Ted starts calling Obamacare a train wreck, you should calmly explain that he’s...
  • McCain, Paul scuffle amid NSA debate

    06/01/2015 6:06:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Republican Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) faced off late Sunday afternoon, as the Kentucky Republican tried to speak from the Senate floor about expiring provisions of the Patriot Act. McCain and Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) were speaking about the National Security Agency's (NSA) phone "metadata" collection program when Paul tried to ask a question. Coats said he had not yielded the floor to Paul, effectively blocking the 2016 presidential candidate from speaking. Coats then yielded to McCain for a question, instead. "The senator from Kentucky needs to learn the rules of the Senate," McCain said. "Maybe the...
  • DNC chair: Jeb 'would be a disaster for women' (cause he's too conservative)

    05/17/2015 10:20:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said Saturday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) would make a poor president for American women should he ever enter the White House. “He was a terrible governor for Florida women,” Wasserman Schultz tweeted. “Would be a disaster for women across the country.” Wasserman Schultz, who is also the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman, was responding to an article she encountered online. [Snip] “And at the end of the day, while Jeb’s right-wing rhetoric might make him stand out from his family, in 2016’s ultra-conservative GOP field, Jeb’s positons will just make him blend...
  • Turnout fears mount for Dems

    10/13/2014 11:22:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/11/14 | Cristina Marcos
    The Democratic Party's worst fears about the midterm election look to be coming true. Polling in recent weeks suggests turnout on Election Day could be very low, even by the standards of recent midterms. That’s bad news for Democrats because core groups in the liberal base are more likely to stay home than are people in the demographic segments that lean Republican. A Gallup poll last week found that voters are less engaged in this year's midterms than they were in 2010 and 2006. Only 33 percent of respondents said they were giving at least “some” thought to the upcoming...
  • The Hill Avoids Mentioning Early Warnings About Virus Outbreak in Children

    09/26/2014 3:53:33 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 26, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    What is the first thing that leaps to your mind when you hear about a mystery virus that has afflicted children around the country just as the school year started? I know what it is. You know what it is. And many of the readers commenting on The Hill article know what it is. Even the writer, Susan Ferris, most likely knows what it is but does not mention the warning that dares not speak its name...at least in The Hill. I am of course referring to the many health warnings about the illegal children who crossed the border and...
  • House Dem: Climate change bigger health threat than AIDS, malaria

    04/06/2011 10:43:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    House Dem: Climate change bigger health threat than AIDS, malaria By Andrew Restuccia - 04/06/11 12:25 PM ET Just hours before a vote Wednesday on a GOP plan to block Environmental Protection Agency climate regulations, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) called climate change a bigger public health threat than AIDS, malaria and pandemic flu. Capps and several other liberal Democrats spoke out Wednesday morning in opposition to the legislation, authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.). The lawmakers, who were joined by officials from the American Lung Association and the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the Upton...
  • Report: O-Care enrollment hit 115 percent of projection

    05/03/2014 6:38:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | may 2, 2014 | Ferdous Al-Faruque 
    More data is backing Democratic arguments that ObamaCare enrollment figures exceeded expectations last month. The latest numbers from the Urban Institute find the late rush of enrollees put sign-ups well over its original projections. The nonpartisan research institute says while only 61 percent of projected ObamaCare enrollment was met by March 1, the numbers rocketed to 115 percent by April 19. However, it cautions the final numbers will likely change depending on several factors.
  • (Exempt) Dems don't want to talk O-Care

    04/27/2014 4:58:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/14 | Sheila Timmons
    To many Democrats, ObamaCare is a four-letter word. Most Democrats in competitive elections are seeking to avoid the topic, opting not to tout the controversial law on their campaign websites. In a review of battleground races, The Hill found that out of 50 Democratic candidates with active campaign websites, only 11 mention the healthcare law by name, either as "ObamaCare," "Affordable Care Act," or "ACA." Fourteen more mention the law, but not its name, and half the candidates omit it entirely from their websites. President Obama has trumpeted that more than 8 million people have enrolled in ACA-related plans. Meanwhile,...
  • US seeks to assuage Israel's fears

    11/11/2013 7:22:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    The U.S. ambassador to Israel on Monday sought to reassure Jewish leaders unnerved by the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran on that country's nuclear program. Ambassador Dan Shapiro insisted the U.S. would not let Iran develop a nuclear weapon even as it sought to reach a deal that could remove some sanctions on Iran. "Obama has made it crystal clear that he will not permit Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon period, and is prepared to use all elements of our national power to ensure that we are successful," Shapiro told the Jewish Federation of North America’s General Assembly in...
  • ‘Keep Your Plan’ bill puts Obama in bind (Democratic unity is cracking)

    11/09/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Justin Sink
    House Republicans are pouncing on President Obama’s apology for cancelled insurance plans to push him into backing legislation that would change ObamaCare. The president on Thursday said he was “sorry” that Americans were losing their healthcare plans despite his frequent assurances that individuals with insurance could keep them. Obama said he was seeking an administrative fix, but Republicans say they have a ready-made solution in the Keep Your Plan bill that they plan to bring up for a vote next week. A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the president can’t address the problems plaguing the healthcare law through...
  • Congress could thwart Iran deal

    11/09/2013 11:24:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2013 | Julia Pecquet
    The Obama administration appears to be on the verge of a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran after three and a half decades of low-level warfare. Now comes the hard part: convincing Congress. Skeptical lawmakers are gearing up to thwart efforts to lift the pressure on Iran. Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) warned this week that he may introduce legislation making it harder for President Obama to loosen existing sanctions, while several others have vowed to slap on new ones. “The United States should negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a possible 2016...
  • Obama, insurers make peace in bid to save enrollment site [sounds more like WAR to me]

    11/07/2013 3:10:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The uneasy alliance between President Obama and health insurers is being put to the test by the troubled rollout of ObamaCare. With the botched enrollment website dragging Obama’s approval rating to record lows and threatening to undermine his biggest legislative achievement, some Democrats say the president should deflect blame onto the industry. The healthcare companies in many ways represent an ideal political target, as they are unpopular and intimately involved in the rollout — and Democrats haven’t hesitated to go after them in the past. Democrats highlighted what they said were the heartless business practices of insurers during the debate...
  • Obama to GOP governors: Stop playing politics with healthcare

    11/07/2013 12:52:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6, 2013 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama urged Republican governors to move forward and allow the Affordable Care Act expansion of Medicaid in their states, using an appearance in Dallas to make the case that the governors should stop playing politics. While Obama didn't call out Texas Gov. Rick Perry by name for not participating in the expansion, he asked states like Texas, to take advantage of the program and not deny people healthcare because of ideology. "There's no state that actually needs this more than Texas," Obama said, speaking briefly at local synagogue in the Lone Star state, before moving on to a fundraiser....
  • Pelosi: Redskins should change name

    10/28/2013 3:20:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Pelosi: Redskins should change name By Bob Cusack - 10/28/13 06:00 AM ET Rep. Nancy Pelosi believes the Washington Redskins should find a new name. In an interview with The Hill, the California Democrat said it “probably would be a good idea if they change the name.” The House minority leader is the latest politician who has embraced a name change. President Obama earlier this month said he would “think about changing” the team name if he owned the football team. Pelosi noted that when she was growing up in Baltimore, the city didn’t have a football team. “So one...
  • Chaffetz: Jarrett has 'tentacles' in every issue at White House

    10/25/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett “seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every topic” at the White House, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Friday. The Utah congressman was discussing the rocky rollout of the ObamaCare insurance exchanges with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, who suggested that the botched website might have been the result of the administration hiring contractors close to the president's reelection campaign. Ingraham then said that “all roads lead back to” Jarrett, noting her involvement in “meetings as this thing was being formulated.” “She seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every...
  • Archaeology dig may uncover nation's earliest free African-American settlment

    08/05/2013 2:19:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    In Easton, Md., an untold story of free African-Americans is being discovered through bits of glass, shards of pottery and oyster shells. Piece by piece, archaeologists and historians from two universities and the community are uncovering the history of The Hill, which they believe is the earliest settlement of free African-Americans in the United States, dating to 1790. Treme, in New Orleans, is recognized as the oldest free black community in the nation, dating to 1812. But researchers say that could change based on findings from the Easton dig. "It's not just a black story. It's an American story," said...