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  • Donald Trump could amass most primary votes in GOP history

    04/28/2016 5:53:44 AM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/28/2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Donald Trump will likely wind up winning the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history, the author of the influential Smart Politics blog told The Post on Wednesday. After convincing victories in Tuesday’s primaries in five East Coast states, Trump has roughly 10.1 million votes, about 200,000 more than Mitt Romney got during the entire 2012 primary campaign. And with the primaries ahead — including in populous states such as California, New Jersey and Indiana — the former “Apprentice” ­reality TV star should easily break the modern record of 10.8 million held by George W. Bush...
  • Trump, Cruz, Clinton Hit Time 100 Most Influential List

    04/21/2016 12:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2016 | Joe Crowe
    Two Republican presidential candidates and both Democratic candidates are on Time Magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential People of 2016. The magazine placed them and other notable American politicians from both parties among a list of artists, athletes, world leaders, and celebrities. They are on the list because, according to the magazine, "they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke a record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what they're capable of." "To expect Donald Trump to conform to the 'norms' of business and politics is like expecting a square peg to fit in a...
  • Bible Ranks No. 6 on List of Top 10 Most Challenged Books by American Library Association

    04/12/2016 3:13:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Library Association has revealed that the Bible is among the books most often challenged and called to be banned in libraries. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it's a violation of church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, according to The Associated Press. "And sometimes there's a retaliatory action, where a religious group has objected to a book and a parent might respond by objecting to the Bible." Guidelines for the Office for Intellectual Freedom have clarified...
  • The Bible Joins "Fifty Shades of Grey" on List of Books Most Objected to at US Libraries

    04/11/2016 5:33:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Bible is on American Library Association's list of 'most challenged' booksThe Bible is on the latest list of books most objected to at US schools and libraries, targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of Church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association (ALA), which released its annual 10 top snapshot of "challenged" books on Monday, part of...
  • Holy Bible On List Of ‘Challenged’ Books At Libraries

    04/11/2016 10:00:19 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    DFS CBS LOCAL ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. The Bible. “You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of church and state,” says James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, which released its annual 10 top snapshot of “challenged” books on Monday, part of the association’s “State of Libraries...
  • The most popular food in every state

    04/11/2016 8:43:42 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 62 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 11 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    Despite peaking in popularity in the early 2000s, low-carb diets remain a staple of the fitness and nutrition industry. However, these diets have not abated America’s love of carbohydrates. The health of the country hurts because of it — obesity rates are still rising — but the data show that the country’s most popular foods continue to be the most carbohydrate-laden. From pizza to sandwiches and baked goods, we can’t get enough. Using the most recent 2014 estimates from the American Community Survey and Dun and Bradstreet, the experts at FindTheHome discovered the most popular food in every state....
  • 40 American comedians ranked by the political slant of their fans using Google search volumes

    03/23/2016 6:49:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3-23-2016 | Evan Soltas
    Evan Soltas @esoltas I ranked 40 American comedians by the political slant of their fans using Google search volumes and state-level PVI. pic.twitter.com/d4KS91oHTs 6:37 PM - 23 Mar 2016
  • The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet

    03/16/2016 8:57:35 AM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Time ^ | 3/16/2016 | Times Staff
    For our second annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news. Here’s who made this year’s unranked list:
  • Our Forgotten Statesman (Happy Birthday, James Madison)

    03/16/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 16 March 2016 | Walter Williams
    George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison. Madison became our fourth president, but his presidency is not the chief source of his greatness. There would have been an entirely different America without Madison's enormous input and foresight at the contentious 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. There were 55 delegates to the convention. Like Madison, some had a formal college education, while others did not. From Madison's notes about the quality of the...
  • Why Your Top 10 Reasons For Not Having Kids Are Stupid

    03/15/2016 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Gavin McInnes
    You know that commercial where the guy goes, “I am never getting married,” then he says he’ll never have kids or move to the suburbs? Most of us suburban dads are embarrassed by how perfectly that imitates our lives. I was so adamant about not having kids as a young man, I tried to get my tubes tied at the tender age of 21. Now that I have three, my only regret is waiting so long. I wish I could have had five. You’ll hear a lot of parents lament that they had too few or didn’t have a boy...
  • The 10 "dumbest" and smartest cities in California

    03/13/2016 1:39:38 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2016 | Susana Guerrero
    California is known for many things, like its beaches, mountains, and Hollywood, but a new study wants you to know that we’re also not that bright. RoadSnacks determined the dumbest cities in the state and they ranked the top 10.
  • The 25 Best Beer Towns in America (And Their Best Beers)

    02/21/2016 8:40:34 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    The fiscal Tlimes ^ | February 20,2016 | Janna Herron
    The 25 Best Beer Towns in America (And Their Best Beers)
  • 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    02/15/2015 5:40:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 47 replies
    Just a reminder: MONDAY & TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16-17, 8PM-11PM (eastern) Monday night is LIVE ON CNBC from 8-11 PM Tuesday night is LIVE ON USA from 8-11 PM The American Kennel Club has made the Coton de Tulear (Non-Sporting Group) and the Wirehaired Vizsla (Sporting Group) eligible for competition in 2014 and they will be making their first appearance at Westminster in 2015.
  • Following death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia, here's President Obama's short list for replacement

    02/14/2016 6:58:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 87 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Feb 13, 2016 | BY LAURA BULT
    After the sudden death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama has the opportunity to move the country’s highest court toward the left by tapping a more liberal-leaning successor. Immediately after news of Scalia's death broke, diverse options for the top job were being floated along with a debate online among Senate leaders about whether lame duck Obama should be the one to nominate the next justice. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Saturday in a statement. "Therefore this vacancy should...
  • The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy

    02/07/2016 5:38:17 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 68 replies
    Vulture.com ^ | Jan, 2016 | Jesse David Fox
    From the Marx Brothers to The Simpsons, Richard Pryor to Amy Schumer: 100 bits, sketches, and one-liners that changed humor forever.
  • #1 Large Luxury Car In US = Tesla Model S (2015 Sales Comparison)

    01/23/2016 8:35:30 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 101 replies
    cleantechnica.com ^ | 1-15-16 | Zachary Shahan
    Thanks to RobStark on the Tesla Motors Club forum, we've got news that the Tesla Model S was the #1 best-selling large luxury car (or "premium car," as some might prefer to call the class) in the United States in 2015. As we all know, Tesla doesn't report sales/deliveries by country. However, various outlets estimate Tesla sales using a variety of methods. EV Obsession estimated 26,566 Tesla Model S sales in the US in 2015. Rob notes that the lowest estimate was 24,200. In either case, the Model S outsold the Mercedes S-Class, the BMW 7-Series, the BMW 6-Series, the...
  • Top 50 Most Popular Text Terms [LOL ain't in Top 20]

    01/19/2016 4:26:06 PM PST · by Bender2 · 48 replies
    [Top 21 of the] Top 50 Most Popular Text Terms: 1. 2moro - Tomorrow 2. 2nite - Tonight 3. BRB - Be Right Back 4. BTW - By The Way -or- Bring The Wheelchair 5. B4N - Bye For Now 6. BCNU - Be Seeing You 7. BFF - Best Friends Forever -or- Best Friend's Funeral 8. CYA - Cover Your Ass -or- See Ya 9. DBEYR - Don't Believe Everything You Read 10. DILLIGAS - Do I Look Like I Give A Sh** 11. FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation 12. FWIW - For What It's Worth -or- Forgot...
  • The top ten gifts to give a liberal

    12/15/2015 3:50:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 39 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-15-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • HuffPo Chronicles "11 Blackest Moments in the Obama Presidency"

    11/19/2015 8:40:27 AM PST · by rightistight · 26 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/19/15 | Aurelius
    The Huffington Post is out with a new article, which chronicles the "11 blackest moments" of the Obama Presidency. The article is aptly titled, "The 11 Blackest Moments In The Obama Presidency," with a subhead of "Thanks, Obama!" The article is not written ironically. According to the article's author, Zeba Blay, "Obama has always been in a precarious position where his blackness has been at various times a political hindrance." There there have been numerous times when "his blackness shines through." Among the "blackest" moments of President Obama's time in office, according to Blay: When President Obama made this face!...
  • These Are The 20 Worst Cities In The US - Spot The Common Theme

    11/07/2015 12:10:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/07/2015 | Tyler Durden
    A new analysis by WalletHub has compared and classified 1,268 of America's small cities in the U.S. to find the ones where residents don’t have to give up much by avoiding the "bright lights" and the soaring rent. Its data set include a total of 22 metrics, ranging from housing costs to school-system quality to the number of restaurants per capita. Why live in a small city? Inevitably, life in a small city demands some tradeoffs such as shorter business hours, a heavier reliance on cars and fewer dating opportunities.  It does bring benefits - tighter communities, less competition,...
  • The Top Talk Radio Audiences - September 2015

    10/09/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Talkers.com ^ | September 2015
  • Top 17 Hillary Clinton Scandals

    10/05/2015 7:41:48 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 7 replies
    insidegov.com ^ | September 24, 2015 | Palmer Gibbs
    The Clintons have kept reporters busy for decades, with an almost endless string of scandals following them around since Bill Clinton was first elected to public office in 1977 as Arkansas’ Attorney General. After Clinton’s two terms in the White House – bookended by news reports on Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky – focus shifted squarely to Hillary Clinton, who logged years in the Senate, at the State Department and on her own campaign trail.As Clinton mounts her second presidential bid this year, the particularly bruising scandal involving her email system while at the State Department continues to snap up headlines....
  • Every county in America, ranked by scenery and climate

    08/19/2015 12:32:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    ... I've mapped all the counties above according to where they rank on the natural amenities index -- mouse over to check out how desirable (or not) your own county is. You'll see that Sun Belt counties fare pretty well -- especially ones in California and Colorado. In fact, every single one of the 10 highest-ranked counties is located in California. After Ventura County, Humboldt, Santa Barbara, Mendocino and Del Norte counties round out the top five ...
  • The world's most 'liveable' cities 2015

    08/19/2015 2:27:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Economist ^ | 08/18/2015
    WHILE residents of Melbourne enjoy another year in the world’s most liveable city, according to the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking from our corporate cousin the Economist Intelligence Unit, spare a thought for those who live in the 57 cities that have steadily deteriorated over the last five years. The ranking, which considers 30 factors related to things like safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and environment in 140 cities, shows that since 2010 average liveability across the world has fallen by 1%, led by a 2.2% fall in the score for stability and safety. Ongoing conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Libya...
  • Weekly post of Republican Senators' Conservative ratings

    08/19/2015 4:33:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Getting back to posting this weekly. There's an election a comin'!
  • Amelia and Oliver top 62,000 DIFFERENT baby names in Britain ["Muhammad topped boys’ names..."]

    08/18/2015 5:44:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 29 replies
    Express, UK ^ | Aug 18, 2015 | Express, UK
    While Amelia and Oliver were the favourite names nationally, Muhammad topped boys’ names in London. And when spelling alternatives including Mohammed, Muhamad and Muhammet were combined, the traditionally Muslim name even overhauled Oliver as the national favourite boys’ name...The data, released by the Office of National Statistics, revealed that 6,649 boys born in 2014 were called Oliver, with 5,800 were named Jack. There were also 3,588 Muhammads, 2,536 Mohammeds and 1,116 Mohammads – a total of 7,240 babies.
  • 2015 College Football Rankings - Preseason

    08/16/2015 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    1 Ohio State (62) 14-1 1598 — 2 TCU (1) 12-1 1487 — 3 Alabama (1) 12-2 1452 — 4 Baylor 11-2 1365 — 5 Oregon 13-2 1260 — 6 Michigan State 11-2 1230 — 7 Auburn 8-5 1103 — 8 Florida State 13-1 1057 — 9 Georgia 10-3 1026 — 10 USC 9-4 1014 — 11 Notre Dame 8-5 883 — 12 Clemson 10-3 838 — 13 LSU 8-5 727 — 14 UCLA 10-3 697 — 15 Ole Miss 9-4 668 — 16 Arizona State 10-3 577 — 17 Georgia Tech 11-3 573 — 18 Wisconsin 11-3 470 —...
  • Most LGBT-Friendly Colleges 2015: Princeton Review Ranks Emerson College Tops For Gay Students

    08/15/2015 7:36:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 08/15/2015 | Julia Glum
    The Princeton Review recently named Emerson College in Boston was recently named the most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly college in the U.S, while Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, was named the most unfriendly campus for that demographic of students. Getty Images The Princeton Review released this week its annual rankings of the 380 best colleges and universities in the U.S. But the test prep company did more than just crown party schools, it also broke higher education institutions down into 62 lists measuring everything from dorms to food. It also looked at demographics and compared schools...
  • See the 10 Republicans Who Qualified for the Fox News Primetime Debate

    08/04/2015 3:06:56 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 66 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug , 4 , 2015 | Fox News
    Bret Baier just announced the ten presidential candidates who qualified for the Fox News-Facebook Republican debate Thursday night in Cleveland. Here is the full lineup: 1. Donald Trump 2. Jeb Bush 3. Scott Walker 4. Mike Huckabee 5. Ben Carson 6. Ted Cruz 7. Marco Rubio 8. Rand Paul 9. Chris Christie 10. John Kasich
  • Who Will be the First Republican "Top 10" Candidate to Drop Down to "Kiddie Table?"

    08/04/2015 3:18:00 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    Self | August 4, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I just saw the list of the GOP presidential candidates. The top 10 at the main debate and the 7 who have to be at the "kiddie table." One unnoticed as yet aspect of this format is that one or more of the Top 10 candidates could be demoted in future polls to the "kiddie table." A very public humiliation. Okay, so who do you think will be the FIRST Top 10 candidate to exit the main debate in the future and be assigned to the "kiddie table?"
  • Ranking the 10 men most likely to win the 2016 Republican nomination (ˇJeb!)

    08/02/2015 7:59:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The obvious problem when trying to rank the 10 people most likely to wind up as the Republican presidential nominee next year can be summed up in two words: Donald Trump. On one hand, Trump is ahead in most national polls on the nominating contest — an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll out Sunday puts him at 19 percent, four points clear of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — and he even leads (or comes close to leading) in surveys conducted in early-voting states such as Iowa and New Hampshire.On the other hand, he is Donald Trump. I put the question of...
  • Amazon shares surge 20 percent, market cap surpasses Wal-Mart

    07/24/2015 7:34:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/24/15 | Jacob Pramuk
    Amazon shares spiked in early trading Friday after the online retailer blew past quarterly earnings and revenue estimates, boosted by growth in the North American market and cloud computing segment. Shares rose 20 percent, giving the retailer a larger market capitalization than bricks-and-mortar behemoth Wal-Mart. The surge also generated a huge windfall for CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns 83,921,121 shares of the company. At Friday's early prices, his fortune rose some $8.05 billion—a gain that by itself would be enough to put him in the world's 200 richest people.
  • Truth in advertising: The top 10 new slogans for Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 12:49:15 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-22-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Given that there’s a second video released about Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting it’s time to look into…adjusting…their slogan to get better truth in advertising. It may seem grotesque, and that’s exactly what I’m trying to highlight.
  • Some surprising winners and losers in the 2016 fundraising race

    07/19/2015 10:20:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | July 19, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The results of the first major test of the 2016 presidential race were announced this past week: the initial six months of fundraising numbers for the slew of candidates running to be their partyÂ’s nominee next year and for aligned super PACs. As with any test, some people passed with flying colors. Others, well, didnÂ’t. Here are the winners and the losers of the cash dash for those contests and other races. WINNERS â—Ź Jeb Bush Sure, we all knew the former Florida governor was going to raise scads of money, largely through his Right to Rise super PAC. But...
  • They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

    07/19/2015 1:05:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | 07/18/2015 | staff
    In one of this year's most intense international competitions, the United States has come out as best in the world — and this time, we're not talking about soccer. This week, the top-ranked math students from high schools around the country went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And, for the first time in more than two decades, they won. Po-Shen Loh, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and head coach for Team USA, says the competition is held over the course of two days. Students work on three...
  • America's favorite fast food chain is Chick-fil-

    07/05/2015 4:13:26 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 52 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 05 jul 15 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Full title--- America's favorite fast food chain is Chick-fil-a while McDonald's is at the bottom of the heap in new survey The annual American Consumer Satisfaction index polled 70,000 people for their opinions on various consumer offerings, including fast food. In its first year on the index, the Southern-born, Christian-run sandwich chain debuted at the top.
  • Chick-fil-A's secret to becoming America's favorite restaurant chain

    07/03/2015 6:54:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/03/2015 | HAYLEY FITZPATRICK
    Chick-fil-A is America's favorite restaurant. American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2015 Restaurant Survey named Chick-fil-A the most-loved restaurant in America. The company scored an 86 out of a possible 100 points in customer satisfaction, beating Chipotle and Panera Bread. Chick-fil-A's secret? Having the perfect blend of great food and excellent customer service. Fast casual companies like Chick-fil-A are successful because they, "typically offer better ingredients, freshness, and more developed décor," according to the report. Chick-fil-A not only beat all other chains in customer satisfaction, but it also took ACSI's top rating in dining experience as well. The criteria evaluated for this...
  • America’s Drunkest States

    07/02/2015 1:17:06 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.29.15 | James Joiner
    New study shows where we drink the most, and who’s doing it. A new study has been released that tells us a lot about our nation’s drinking habits. Which states drink a lot? Which house the most teetotalers? Where do you fall? See below:
  • The Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States

    06/30/2015 6:33:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Thrillist ^ | June 30, 2015
    50. Florida When putting together a list such as this, there can be some temptation to defy popular expectations, and go against the grain. However, Florida’s awfulness resume is so staggeringly impressive that it couldn’t go any other way. You were born for this. Embrace it. 49. Delaware Dogfish Head, one of the most enduring jokes from Wayne’s World, and… that about covers it. Even people from Delaware don’t really fight back all that hard when you make fun of Delaware. 48. Ohio Getting LeBron back only further cemented its position as the Florida of the North.
  • The 50 Sexiest in TV News 2015 (Fox News Has Nine)

    05/21/2015 2:48:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 64 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:21 pm, May 21st, 2015 | by Mediaite Staff
    The 50 Sexiest in TV News 2015 We spend a lot of time here at Mediaite watching national news on TV. So, as we approach summer 2015, we thought now would be the perfect time to share our list of the 50 Sexiest in national TV News. While this is certainly a list of physically beautiful people, remember, being sexy isn’t only about looks. It’s also about how they cover the news and in many cases, having something to say and not being afraid to say it. Whether you agree with them or not, love them hate them (or maybe...
  • Highest-Paid Chiefs in 2014 (CEOs)

    05/16/2015 1:46:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 16, 2015
    Here are 200 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings, which lists the compensation of the chief executives of 200 public companies with a market capitalization of at least $1 billion, that filed proxies by April 30.
  • Emma, Noah top list of most popular baby names in 2014

    05/08/2015 8:28:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | My 8, 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names in 2014. Among girls, Emma was followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava, according to the list released Friday by the Social Security Administration. For boys, Noah was followed by Liam, Mason, Jacob and William.
  • Handicapping the 2016 Field: For the Top Tier to the Hopeless, Krauthhammer looks at the GOP

    03/27/2015 6:49:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/27/2015 | Charles Krauthhammer
    With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies. No point in wasting time on the Democratic field. There is none. The only thing that can stop Hillary Clinton is an act of God, and he seems otherwise occupied. As does Elizabeth Warren, the only Democrat who could conceivably defeat her. On to the GOP. First Tier: 1. Marco Rubio. Trails badly in current polls, ranking seventh at 5 percent, but high upside potential. Assets: Foreign policy looms uncharacteristically large in the current cycle, and Rubio...
  • Newsmax's Top 50 Conservative Blogs of 2015 (Free Republic #5)

    03/24/2015 7:29:20 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 89 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3-24-15 | Theodore Kettle
    Newsmax is out with our 2015 list of the 50 top conservative blogs. The Internet now allows anyone who cares to invest the time and trouble to become a political commentator with, potentially, many times the readership of the most long-established syndicated columnists. The media elite, from the Big Three Networks to the local newspaper, have suffered a collapse in influence and a hemorrhage of revenues as Americans simply click on their favorite bookmarks for informed opinions about the events around them. ....snip.... 5. Free Republic - “Working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud...
  • San Francisco Metro Area Ranks Highest in LGBT Population Percentage

    03/20/2015 3:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/20/2015 | Frank Newport and Gary J. Gates
    The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco's percentage just 2.6 percentage points higher than the national average of 3.6%, and the lowest-ranked metro area -- Birmingham, Alabama -- one point below the national average. The top 10 includes metro areas from every region of the country except the Midwest. Given...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Takes 2014 Box Office Crown

    03/09/2015 10:04:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/09/2015 | John Nolte
    For more than a decade Hollywood lied to the American people in order to justify a string of critical and box office flops aimed at undermining our troops and then-President George W. Bush’s efforts in the ongoing War on Terror. Clint Eastwood’s pro-War On Terror masterpiece “American Sniper” has not only grossed more than all of those films combined, over the weekend it out-grossed every other film released in 2014.
  • Poll: Walker and Bush lead crowded GOP field

    03/05/2015 3:59:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politico | March 5, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush head a crowded field of prospective Republican presidential candidates in the latest national poll released Thursday. Walker, the Wisconsin governor, polls at 18 percent, and Bush, the former Florida governor, is at 16 percent. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 8 percent each; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 7 percent; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 6 percent each; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 5 percent; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 2 percent; and South Carolina Sen....
  • ‘American Sniper’ Crosses $300M, Warner Bros’ Fifth-Best Domestic Run: Pic’s Road To Success

    02/20/2015 6:44:28 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Currently, American Sniper ranks as Warner Bros’ fifth-highest-grossing film in domestic box office ever. It sits behind only The Dark Knight ($533.3M), The Dark Knight Rises ($448.1M), Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($381M) and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone ($317M). Warner produced Sniper with Village Roadshow. American Sniper is the seventh Warners release to cross $300M domestically, and one of only 50 films to ever pass the milestone.
  • Hispanic women account for majority of abortions in NM for 2013

    02/08/2015 12:46:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    life dynamics ^ | February 6, 2015 | life dynamics
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  • 'American Sniper' now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office

    02/02/2015 4:02:30 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" is now the war movie to top all war movies. At the domestic box office, the movie -- a dramatic retelling of real-life sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty in Iraq -- has made almost $250 million. That's enough to pass "Saving Private Ryan," which was previously the country's highest-grossing war movie.