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  • Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016

    08/28/2015 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "One can't believe impossible things," Alice objected. "I daresay you haven't had much practice," the Red Queen replied. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, and six is a pretty large number of impossible things. But looking at developments in the 2016 campaign, I can see two impossible things -- impossible in the sense that almost every pundit (including me) ruled them out -- that might happen in the weeks and months...
  • Donald Trump trounces GOP field, Biden leads general election match-ups (Quinnipiac)

    08/27/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%. Just 7% said they would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a record low since November 2013. Those results show just how far both Trump -- now the Republican front-runner -- and Bush -- the old one -- have come. Bush led national polls for much of the first half of 2015, but was quickly dislodged by Trump, after...
  • Yarmuth "unsure" if Joe Biden would be better for Democrats than Hillary Clinton in 2016

    08/26/2015 7:52:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/25/2015 | Nick Storm
    After his recent criticism of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, says Vice President Joe Biden’s entry in the race “could cause a lot of problems for a lot of Democrats (with) split loyalties.” Speaking to Pure Politics on Tuesday, Yarmuth said he’s “not sure yet” if a run from Biden would be better for Democrats seeking to keep the White House. “Joe is very popular. He is a great public servant,” Yarmuth said. (3:53) “I’ve known him since he came to the Senate in 1972. He’s a wonderful man, and I think he’d be a...
  • James O'Keefe: Yes Hillary, I Have Undercover Video of Your Campaign

    08/26/2015 7:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 26, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last week rumors started swirling about an undercover investigation of Hillary Clinton's campaign being conducted by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, an organization responsible for holding a number of government officials accountable for bad behavior. The Clinton camp was put on high alert, told to look for suspicious behavior and to be aware they may be under video surveillance. We now know the rumors are true. O'Keefe has confirmed Project Veritas journalists have in fact conducted an undercover video investigation into Clinton's campaign and have plenty of footage to share. The first video shows a paid campaign staffer telling a...
  • Jeb: Hey let’s do “free tuition” and pay back students who don’t graduate in four years

    08/26/2015 4:05:58 PM PDT · by hcmama · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2015 | aylor Millard
    Jeb Bush has a fantastically awful idea when it comes to college education. He thinks community college students should get “free” tuition for two years. If that’s sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the exact same thing President Barack Obama proposed in January. Which shows how completely hypocritical Bush is because he came out against Obama’s plan in January. Oh, but Bush’s plan gets even more #headdesk inducing. He wants universities to PAY BACK students who don’t graduate in four years. If kids can’t graduate with a four-year degree in four years, there ought to be some payback to their families...
  • Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

    08/25/2015 8:01:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 8/25 | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For months, White House officials expected Clinton to be the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. Some of Obama's top political advisers moved to New York to run her campaign and Obama appeared to give his tacit approval, saying she would be an "excellent president." But that bet on Clinton suddenly looks less certain. With Biden weighing his own presidential run more seriously amid signs of weakness...
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • BIG CHANGES FOR 9 CANDIDATES IN 'BIRTHRIGHT' RATING

    08/22/2015 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Nep Nep · 30 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Fri, Aug 21st 2015 @ 11:08 am EDT | Roy Beck
    BUSH: changed Rating from No Action to VERY HARMFULCARSON: from No Action to VERY GOODCHRISTIE: from No Action to GOODCRUZ: from No Action to VERY GOODFIORINA: from Unhelpful to VERY HARMFULJINDAL: from No Action to VERY GOODPERRY: from No Action to UNHELPFULRUBIO: from No Action to VERY HARMFULTRUMP: from No Action to EXCELLENTIn addition, the following candidates stuck with the positions (and Ratings) that they had previously staked out. (Santorum and Paul deserve special recognition for taking strong stands long before Trump stirred the media's interest this past week.)EXCELLENT: SantorumVERY GOOD: Paul1st STEPS: GrahamNO POSITION: Chaffee, WalkerUNHELPFUL: Biden, Clinton, Sanders,...
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation — and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried — so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obama’s chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis When He Visits the USA

    08/21/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/21/2015 | Emily Wilkins
    Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis. Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiff’s message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope's U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. “He’s been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. “I don’t think anyone will...
  • Iran and the 'Francis Factor' (Pope will address Congress)

    08/22/2015 9:09:23 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 9 replies
    politico ^ | Aug 21 2015 | Mahal Toosi
    Members of Congress trying to derail the Iran nuclear deal will have to contend with the “Francis Factor.” By sheer scheduling luck — let’s just say it probably wasn’t what House Speaker John Boehner intended — Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 24. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/iran-deal-pope-francis-vote-121602.html#ixzz3jYpWOzQe
  • Will the Pope endorse Bernie Sanders for President?

    08/22/2015 11:47:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 88 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 21, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    If the Republican establishment thinks it has a problem with Donald Trump, just wait until the Pope visits America next month and endorses socialist Bernie Sanders for president. Such a move, which is not beyond the realm of possibility, would put the head of the Roman Catholic Church firmly in the Democratic Party camp during a critical election year in which Republicans hope to turn back the tide of transformational Marxism represented by President Barack Obama. A story on a Catholic news site, "Is Pope Francis going to endorse...Bernie Sanders?!", looks seriously at the possibility. The article noted that the...
  • Biden holds meeting with Elizabeth Warren in DC

    08/22/2015 11:02:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Washington, D.C.’s Naval Observatory on Saturday for a confidential talk with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), CNN reported. Biden’s return to the District comes amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid. CNN said that two sources confirmed the pair’s face-to-face, the biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by an Oval Office bid next year.“The vice president traveled last minute to Washington, D.C. for a private meeting and will be returning to Delaware,” an aide told CNN. Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff declined further comment on the alleged...
  • Bernie Sanders brings presidential ‘mania’ to conservative SC

    08/21/2015 4:49:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The State ^ | 8/21/15 | Jim Self
    The conservative Upstate got a taste of “Bernie-mania” on Friday.Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew roughly 2,800 people to the TD Convention Center for the self-described democratic socialist’s first campaign event in the state. The U.S. senator, an independent from Vermont, spoke for about an hour, delivering a fiery speech on why he thinks the United States has failed to deliver enough jobs, wages, education and healthcare to the middle and working classes, and to protect them under the law, based on their racial, sexual or income status. The crowd came from near and far – some from the Greenville...
  • Walker rejects meeting with Black Lives Matter leaders

    08/21/2015 12:56:09 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Ed Adamcyk
    Republican presidential nomination candidate Scott Walker dismissed suggestions he would meet with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement Friday. Campaigning on a four-day swing through New Hampshire, the Wisconsin governor spoke at a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast meeting hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester. When an African-American audience member asked what he would to do prevent shootings of citizens by police, Walker defended police and mentioned state legislation he signed mandating independent reviews of police shootings.
  • YOUGOV POLL: Three-fifths want taxes to fund debt-free college

    08/21/2015 1:06:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 08/21/2015
    Americans are divided on whether or not to use tax money to pay tuition at public schools, but the sentiment behind Hillary's college plan is popular  One of the major points of debate in the Democratic primary has been the growing cost of college tuition, even at state schools. The average in-state tuition was just over $9,000 in 2015, a 225% increase since 1985. Hillary Clinton announced a $350bn plan to increased federal funding for grants, states and colleges to make sure no student or family has to borrow money to pay for in-state tuition. Her main opponent, Bernie Sanders,...
  • Whoa! What Donald Trump Plans for TONIGHT Could Be an HISTORIC Record Breaker!

    08/21/2015 1:28:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 08/21/2015
    The media can’t stop talking about the crowds Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is attracting. There are reports that his crowds in California and Portland, Oregon were both larger than 27,000. They breathlessly report on this, while forgetting to mention Sanders is a self-described socialist. But what Donald Trump and his campaign has planned for TONIGHT in Mobile, Alabama could blow those numbers out of the water. Initially planning for a rally of 2,000 people at a small venue, tickets were grabbed so quickly that major changes had to be made.Now, the event will be held in the Ladd-Peeles Stadium, a football...
  • Rubio Leads Clinton by 9% in Michigan, Trump and Bush Tied...

    08/21/2015 11:22:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 33 replies
    Mitchell Research ^ | 8/21/15 | Steve Mitchell
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has opened up a 9 per cent lead over presumptive Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (45% - 36%) while both Jeb Bush (41% - 40%) and Donald Trump (40% - 39%) have a narrow 1 per cent l ead , well within the margin of error of the latest Mitchell - FOX 2 Michigan Poll . The poll of N=1,310 likely voters in the 2016 General Election was conducted Monday night August 10, 2015, the night before Donald Trump spoke at a packed Republican Party rally in Birch Run, by Mitchell Republican...
  • Trump on Jeb, O'Malley, and Black Lives Matter (Which Is Led By a White Guy)

    08/20/2015 7:11:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/20/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Donald Trump last night was in Derry, New Hampshire, at a press conference. During the Q&A a reporter said, "Jeb Bush is in the state. He's right down the road from you here. We're in this state; we're in the town hall. Have you gotten under his skin?" TRUMP: Have I gotten under Jeb Bush's skin? I -- I don't know. I will tell you this. You mentioned the word "skin." He said the other day one of the dumber things I've heard ever in politics when talking about Iraq. That we, the United States, he said,...
  • Trump, Sanders Agree on Way Too Much

    08/20/2015 11:13:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/19 | Jonah Goldberg
    A new chapter in American politics has begun. Millions of Americans on the right and left have lost faith in their political parties, their government and even the economic system. Only 1 in 4 Americans are satisfied with the way things are going. Policy experts will offer various arguments why at least some of these people are wrong to feel this way, but the discontented will not tolerate arguments that amount to “Don’t believe your lying eyes — or wallets.” In politics, feelings are more important than hard numbers.
  • [Video] “Pro-Gun” Bernie Sanders Calls for Stricter Gun Control

    08/20/2015 10:22:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 8/20/2015 | unknown
    [Video] “Pro-Gun” Bernie Sanders Calls for Stricter Gun Control
  • Democrats are Lyfting an Uber Opportunity Straight to the GOP

    08/20/2015 9:51:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-20-15 | Brother Bob
    It's no secret that Bernie Sanders hates Uber. So does Hillary. As Huffington Post's Jenny Che reports:Politicians are grappling with how to approach the ride-hailing app and the "on-demand economy," also referred to as the "sharing economy." In her economic policy speech Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seemed to distance herself from Uber, focusing instead on the implications for the labor market and the risks faced by drivers who aren't shielded by benefits and job security. “This ‘on demand’ or so-called ‘gig economy’ is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections...
  • Hillary is showing the wear and tear and mental strain from her email controversy (vanity)

    08/20/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by dennisw · 57 replies
    vanity | 8 20 2015 | vanity
    <p>She is showing the agony of (impending) defeat and humiliation as Bernie gains on her and she is running on empty. How soon before this sloppy (e-mails), inarticulate, press conference dodging, babbling boob gets the hook or throws in the towel to run the Clintoon crime family foundation. The constant lying and spinning is putting a strain on her psyche and it shows.</p>
  • Quinnipiac Swing State Poll (FL, OH, PA) Trump leads GOP in FL, PA

    08/20/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by LS · 32 replies
    Very strangely reported poll because the very first thing they highlight is BIDEN vs Bush, Rubio, or Trump. The second thing they highlight is a "third party run" by Trump in which Hillary wins. When they finally get to the real world as it now stands, Trump beats Hillary by two in FL (43-41), Bush wins by 11, Rubio by 12. But neither Bush nor Rubio can beat Trump for the GOP nod there. In OH, Kasich leads Trump 27-21, but in the general, Clinton ahead of Bush by 2, ahead of Trump by 6, Rubio beats Clinton by 2...
  • Q-poll swing-state poll shows Hillary trailing Republicans in FL, OH … and PA

    08/20/2015 7:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Pennsylvania? The last time a Republican won the Keystone State, the Berlin Wall was still in place. Yet Hillary Clinton trails both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in Quinnipiac’s head-to-head matchups in today’s swing-state polling. She only trails Rubio in Ohio, the must-win state for Republicans, and loses to all three in Florida if the race were held today.And watch out for … Joe Biden. Or not: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are clear winners in the Democratic and Republican primaries in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Vice President Joseph Biden runs as well as...
  • Dear America: Don’t Listen To Bernie Sanders. Sweden’s Not All That Great.

    08/19/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 8/18/2015 | Alexandra Ivanov
    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D) has said that socialist policies characteristic of countries like Sweden should be implemented in the U.S. As a Swede, I would strongly advise against this. The worldwide socialist movement praises the Scandinavian countries for their high living standards and welfare. Easy to do for someone who has never lived in Sweden or read a book on Swedish history. First off: The success of Sweden predates the welfare state. In reality, the economy began to fall behind in the 1960s when the state rapidly expanded. Moreover, Sweden enjoyed the highest growth in the industrialized world between...
  • #BlackLivesMatter Activist to CNN: ‘All Lives Matter’ Is a ‘Violent Statement’

    08/18/2015 4:57:08 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/18/2015
    A #BlackLivesMatter activist appearing on CNN told host Wolf Blitzer that saying “all lives matter” is actually a “violent statement.” Activist Julius Jones was invited on to discuss the protest movement’s contentious meeting with Hillary Clinton. “Black lives are actively under attack, and we are in a terrible war with our own country. African-Americans are Americans and we’re not treated like that, we’re not treated as if black lives matter.” “And when people say ‘all lives matter,’ it’s a violent statement, because the only time that people say ‘all lives matter’ is in opposition to ‘black lives matter,’ and it’s...
  • Bernie Pulls Ahead Of Hillary In Poll After Both Campaign At Iowa State Fair

    08/16/2015 7:39:56 PM PDT · by dennisw · 37 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 08/15/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made dueling appearances just hours apart Saturday at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. But if an informal straw poll conducted by the Iowa Secretary of State is any reliable measure of whose visit was more successful, the Vermont senator clearly won the day. According to the Iowa secretary of state’s website, which monitors the votes in real-time, more than 52 percent of Democrats who have cast a vote in the straw poll say they support Sanders. Just over 41 percent said they support Clinton. That’s a nice gain for Sanders, who was tied...
  • Clinton targets student debt despite past coziness with Sallie Mae, loan industry

    08/16/2015 5:35:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/16/2015 | Dave Boyer
    Hillary Rodham Clinton last week made a pitch to attract young voters with her plan to ease student loan debt, but the move glosses over her past coziness with the loan industry and the deregulation enacted under the Clinton administration in the 1990s that have contributed to today’s soaring student debt levels.The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination wants to cut interest rates on student debt, which has spiked in the past decade to more than $1.2 trillion. Big banks and Sallie Mae, the student loan agency formerly run by the federal government, hold much of that debt. As a...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Overwhelmingly Popular Among Black Americans

    08/16/2015 3:26:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 100 replies
    Huffington Politics ^ | August 11,2015 | Yujia Pan
    Black Americans view Hillary Clinton far more favorably than they do any other presidential contender, according to a Gallup survey released Monday. Eighty percent of black adults have a favorable impression of the Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state. Even when taking into account the percentage who view Clinton unfavorably, she still has a 68 percent net favorability rating among black Americans, a group that analysts at the Cook Political Report have called the "overlooked key to 2016." Clinton's favorability rating among black Americans eclipses those of the other Democratic hopefuls. The next highest rating belongs to Sen. Bernie...
  • It’s too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clinton’s 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: It’s too late to start over. As in, there’s no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party’s front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden — even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, it’s only August! The Iowa caucuses won’t be until February! That’s, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isn’t as simple as announcing that you’ve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • A Tree Fell on Campaign Trail 2015

    08/16/2015 6:14:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    “Thank you, Seattle, for being one of the most progressive cities in the United States of America,” socialist-cum-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shouted to the large crowd in the City of Goodwill. Seconds later, two women with a local Black Lives Matter group jumped the stage, threatening to shut down the event. Quickly, they were rewarded for their extortion-by-tantrum. Sen. Sanders and company relinquished the microphone, podium and stage. Timber! That was the sound of Sanders’s “presidential timber” — his ability to stand up in the face of conflict — come crashing down. With a thunderous thud. Now, this is...
  • Fox News Poll: Shakeup in GOP field after first debate, Sanders gains on Clinton

    08/16/2015 7:07:36 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 28 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 08/16/2015 | Dana Blanton
    The explosive first Republican debate has shaken up the 2016 GOP presidential race. Who’s up? Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and businesswoman Carly Fiorina. Who’s down? Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The Democratic side’s getting more interesting too, as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to make gains on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Those are just some of the highlights in the latest Fox News national poll of registered voters. First, the nomination races: Businessman Donald Trump still leads the field for the Republican nomination. He gets...
  • Publicist Says Bernie Sanders ‘Black Lives Matters” Protest Was a Hillary Clinton Slander Stunt

    08/11/2015 5:20:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    New York News ^ | August 10, 2015 | TJ Cooper
    “Why would the protesters and activist behind the #BlackLivesMovement shut down a political rally for the most Liberal, Democratic candidate running, Bernie Sanders? According to Michael Bentley, it is just another case of dirty politics.” The world of politics can be a filthy business, and according to Publicist Michael Bentley, the mud was flying around in Seattle over the weekend. Bentley went on a small rant Sunday morning about the stoppage of Sander’s speech on Saturday. Michael Bentley was being interviewed on New York Radio’s Moonlight Gram Hour and the for the magazine edition of the NYC Gazette. “It wasn’t...
  • Readers School Politico Writer on Real Reason for Sanders BLM 'Problem'

    08/11/2015 10:18:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 11, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sigh! Once again we are going to have to apply the Koch brothers test when it comes to journalists covering "grass-roots" protests. Here's how it goes: if the Koch brothers were financing an organization that was loudly protesting against candidates opposed by the Koch brothers, wouldn't that fact be highlighted in any story about such protests? Therefore, how can Politico's Daniel Strauss write a story about the Black Lives Matter not only protesting and disrupting Bernie Sanders events but even causing the cancellation of one of his speeches without any reference at all as to who is financing BLM and why. ...
  • Who Really Runs #BlackLivesMatter?

    08/15/2015 6:39:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/15/2015 | Ben Collins, Tim Mak
    Last Saturday, for the second time in a month, protesters who identified themselves as members of the Black Lives Matter movement leapt onstage to interrupt a speech by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is, even with all of these progressives, but you’ve already done that for me,” said Marissa Johnson, who was roundly booed before demanding and receiving a four-minute moment of silence for the death of Michael Brown, as Sanders stood behind her and fellow protester Mara Willaford. The Seattle protest sparked a particularly strong counter-reaction, especially among the...
  • Hillary Clinton is Done. Get Ready for Elizabeth Warren.

    08/15/2015 12:09:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 85 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 13, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It’s all over for Hillary Clinton. It’s done. Finished. Finito. They are drawing chalk marks on the outline of her political career. How bad is it? Hillary is now more likely to wind up in “The Big House” than the White House. How bad is it? The cover-up of and conspiracy in Benghazi is the least of her worries. How bad is it? No one is even mentioning the Clinton Foundation – where she accepted $2 billion in bribes … I mean donations … while serving as secretary of state, much of it from foreign governments, while quickly awarding contracts...
  • Hillary Clinton still Democrats' prize fighter despite setbacks and Sanders

    08/15/2015 12:02:42 PM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | August 15th, 2015 | Lauren Gambino
    Not so long ago, Hillary Clinton’s supporters main concern seemed to be a fear that her coronation as the Democratic candidate for president would leave her unprepared for battle with the Republican nominee. Now, by all metrics, the former secretary of state retains a historically strong lead in the race to secure her party’s nomination. She is well ahead of the other declared candidates in terms of poll numbers, money and endorsements. But a succession of setbacks and the possibility of another mainstream rival joining the race has, to some degree, checked the presumptiveness of the presumptive candidate. This was...
  • Planned Parenthood and the Eugenics Movement

    08/15/2015 9:49:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/15/15 | Joseph Loconte
    There is a haunting familiarity to the arguments defending Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts from aborted babies for medical research: an echo of another era of medical innovation amid moral ambiguity. Then, as now, the response of cultural leaders — especially religious leaders — is a story about the corruption, and potential renewal, of Western civilization. Today we’re told there is no other way to achieve the research results we desire, because fetal tissue is a “uniquely rich source” of stem cells, which provide invaluable clues to human development. Second, we’re led to believe that research on aborted babies...
  • Why College Tuition is Out of Sight: The Federal Government

    08/15/2015 4:52:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Our health care system and our system of higher education have a lot more in common than you might think. As I explained in a previous column at Forbes, in both systems a third-party payer pays a good portion of the bill, leaving consumers and producers with perverse incentives to take advantage of it. The financing of both systems is dysfunctional. There is much waste and inefficiency. And low-income families are the least well served. Here is what I wrote two years ago: We spend about twice as much as other developed countries as a fraction of national output. Yet...
  • Dems Fear They're About to Go Under

    08/14/2015 4:37:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: They are all excited in the Drive-By Media. The American flag was raised today over the American embassy in Havana, Cuba. Such a great day for the Drive-Bys, such a great day for the American left, and such a great day for Fidel Castro. Victory for Fidel Castro is considered victory for the American media. Here is a media montage of how it all went down... MATT LAUER: (b-roll noise) For the first time in 54 years an American flag will be raised at the US Embassy in Havana! SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: Now to the historic moment that is set...
  • Watch Your Back, Bernie

    08/14/2015 3:15:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What does it say about the Democrat Party bench, folks, that if it isn't Hillary, look at who's thinking about getting in. Biden. Biden hadn't made it past a Democrat primary yet in the two or three times he's tried. Kerry? John Kerry, really? Already lost in 2004. "Yeah, Rush, but that was before the Iran deal." That's my point. "And, Rush, it was before he raised the flag over Cuba." Right. So all this stuff's gonna help him. Right, right. And then Gore, Algore? Another loser. This is the Democrat Party bench? You know what it means? It...
  • Hillary Clinton: The Democratic Party's ticking time bomb (article written by a lib)

    08/14/2015 9:13:15 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | 8/14/2015 | Damon Linker
    So Bernie Sanders is leading in New Hampshire. That cheers me — though not because he's my ideal candidate, and certainly not because I think he could win in the general election. I'm convinced he would almost certainly lose against all but the loopiest or scariest Republican opponent. Then why am I — someone almost certain to vote for a Democrat, and hoping to vote for a woman, in 2016 — so pleased by Sanders' ascent? Because it helps to puncture the aura of inevitability around Hillary Clinton. Yes, she continues to lead in every national poll by a large...
  • Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillary’s $350B college subsidy plan

    08/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Forget the Twitter blog for emoji responses to how millennials feel about student debt. As the New York Daily News’ Alejandro Alba notes, the condescending approach didn’t generate much respect from Hillary Clinton’s target audience. The beleagured Democrat tried to shift attention to policy from the e-mail scandal, focusing on her $350 billion proposal to overhaul higher-education finances, which is in a shambles largely due to federal government intervention in the first place.Mission not accomplished: While some users thought the question was “relatable,” others believed the question was offensive and condescending.Many users began to reply to the tweet with...
  • Trump triumphs in new Missouri poll; H. Clinton cruises past Bernie Sanders(Trump 23%,Jeb&Ben 11%)

    08/13/2015 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Donald Trump reigns in Missouri, at least right now. A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows him leading the Republican field in the state with 23 percent to 11 percent each for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson. Mike Huckabee got 10 percent to 9 percent for Ted Cruz, 8 percent for Scott Walker, 7 percent for Carly Fiorina, 6 percent for Marco Rubio and 4 percent each for John Kasich and Rand Paul. Other candidates are at 1 percent or less: Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and George Pataki. Jim Gilmore and Lindsey Graham have no...
  • Vultures circling Hillary: Al Gore insiders talking up potential run

    08/13/2015 3:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 13, 2015 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Politically wounded presumptive nominee staggering in the desert of her email scandal.Hillary is politically wounded by her never-ending email scandal, which keeps sucking the life out of her favorability ratings, and has Democrats panicked with fear: “I’m not sure they completely understand the credibility they are losing, by the second,” said one Democratic strategist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “At some point this goes from being something you can rationalize away to something that becomes political cancer. And we are getting pretty close to the cancer stage, because this is starting to get ridiculous.” “Look, this is a...
  • Would Bernie Sanders gut NASA spending if he became president? Probably

    08/13/2015 12:50:33 PM PDT · by Marcus · 18 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | august 13, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    With Sen. Bernie Sanders, the independent socialist from Vermont, packing in huge crowds during his early August west coast swing, the idea that he might have a shot at the Democratic nomination has gone from the realm of fantasy to that of distinct possibility. This fact is especially true since the presumptive Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, continues to slip in the polls and faces numerous ethical and legal woes. Sanders’ surge means that interest is merited about his views on particular issues. One case in point is his attitude toward the space program and NASA spending....
  • Jesse Ventura open to playing second banana on Trump ticket

    08/12/2015 4:18:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 72 replies
    the hill ^ | August 12 2015 | BRADFORD RICHARDSON
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura suggested Tuesday that he’d be glad to be Donald Trump’s running mate. “Do you think Donald would ever think of asking me?” Ventura said during an interview on his “Off the Grid” show with former Trump adviser Roger Stone .
  • In North Las Vegas, Jeb Bush challenged by Black Lives Matter activists

    08/12/2015 8:52:15 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 38 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 8-12-2015 | Conor Shine
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush touched on education, immigration, Iran and the economy during an hourlong town hall at a North Las Vegas community center tonight. But it wasn't until Jamie Hall got the microphone to ask the last question of the evening before the former Florida governor was forced to address a campaign issue that's been gaining momentum in recent weeks — racial inequality. "I wanted to ask you about racial injustice, racial inequalities, institutional racism," Hall said, referencing the growing Black Lives Matter movement. "Are you going to be talking to different police departments about training reform? You...
  • Trump: If BLM protesters try to take over my rally like they did Sanders’s, there’ll be a fight

    08/12/2015 9:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 12, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I thought we’d already reached Peak Trumpmania but if his next speech ends with Trump’s bodyguards going toe to toe with left-wing black activists trying to commandeer his stage to rant against the police, we might yet see him crack 50 percent in the polls. I’m shocked that he ended up saying this off the cuff in a Q&A last night rather than as part of his prepared remarks. It’s so squarely in the wheelhouse of his appeal — offering to fight, literally, against a group that’s politically correct to the point of being sacrosanct among progressives — that a...