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  • 5 Places Black People Can Move to When They’ve Had Enough of America

    07/28/2015 12:15:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Root ^ | July 14, 2015 | Tomika Anderson
    Chris Rock summed up the black experience in the United States kind of perfectly during his HBO special Never Scared more than a decade ago: “If you’re black, you got to look at America a little bit different,” he joked, stone-faced. “You got to look at America like the uncle who paid for you to go to college but who molested you.” Since then, that “generous” uncle has moved from molesting to killing, with the list of victims growing by the day: the Charleston 9. Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. Rekia Boyd. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. John Crawford III. Yuvette Henderson....
  • Ex-Virginia Gov. Gilmore enters White House race

    07/30/2015 10:00:07 PM PDT · by BAW · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 30, 2015
    Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore formally announced his bid for the White House Thursday, becoming the 17th Republican presidential primary candidate. "I am a candidate for president because our current Washington leadership is guiding America on a path to decline, and I can reverse that decline," Gilmore said in a video message to supporters. Gilmore filed paperwork earlier this week with the Federal Election Commission. His announcement comes one week before the first Republican primary debate, hosted by Fox News and Facebook. Gilmore, a former Army intelligence officer, served as Virginia's governor from 1998 to 2002.
  • Rolling Stone Managing Editor Steps Down in Wake of Botched Rape Story

    07/30/2015 10:11:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 29, 2015 | Margaret Hartmann
    Four months ago, an independent review by the Columbia Journalism School concluded that Rolling Stone's November 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was "a journalistic failure that was avoidable." The magazine retracted the story and apologized, but publisher Jann Wenner said no one involved in the story's publication would be fired. Managing editor Will Dana told the New York Times that he felt the review was punishment enough, and no one deserved to lose their job because the article "was not the result of patterns in the work of these people." Now it appears...
  • Mystery reliquary found under America’s first Protestant church

    07/30/2015 2:08:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 30, 2015 | Madeleine Teahan
    Historians speculate that early settler leader could have been a Catholic spy Historians have discovered four bodies and a mystery Catholic reliquary under the first English Protestant church in America.In an extraordinary turn of events, graves have been discovered under what used to be the floor of America’s first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia – the church where Pocahontas married the English colonist John Rolfe.The graves include the bodies of Captain William West, who was killed by Indians, Rev Robert Hunt, Jamestown’s first Anglican minister and Sir Ferdinando Wainman, the first English knight buried in America. The grave of...
  • Virginia college graduates sue Rolling Stone over rape story

    07/29/2015 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Joseph Ax
    NEW YORK--Three University of Virginia graduates on Wednesday filed a defamation lawsuit in New York against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher Wenner Media and a journalist over a now-debunked 2014 article describing a fraternity gang rape. The three men, all 2013 graduates and members of Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of the story, claim the magazine was negligent in publishing an article entitled "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rudin Erdely. They are seeking damages for defamation and infliction of emotional distress. Rolling Stone apologized in December for "discrepancies" in the account, after the story sparked a...
  • A Skeleton, a Catholic Relic, and a Mystery About American Origins

    07/29/2015 12:31:45 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/28/15 | Adrienne LaFrance
    After 400 years in the Virginia dirt, the box came out of the ground looking like it had been plucked from the ocean. A tiny silver brick, now encrusted with a green patina and rough as sandpaper. Buried beneath it was a human skeleton. The remains would later be identified as those of Captain Gabriel Archer, one of the most prominent leaders at Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America. But it was the box, which appeared to be an ancient Catholic reliquary, that had archaeologists bewildered and astonished... ...It’s the kind of discovery that makes historians, anthropologists, archaeologists,...
  • Anti-abortion activists protest Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 5:22:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Matt McKinney
    VIRGINIA BEACH They cried, prayed, waved to honking cars and applauded a man carrying a wooden cross as tall as a stop sign. About 75 people this morning lined the sidewalk outside the Newtown Medical Center operated by the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood to protest after several viral videos this month sparked an uproar over fetal tissue donation. They weren’t alone. Demonstrators in more than 50 cities nationwide turned out for rallies, titled #WomenBetrayed, a push by the anti-abortion activist group Students for Life of America. Young, old and from churches across South Hampton Roads, they huddled near the...
  • Hillary's Such a Terrible Candidate, Obama's Talking About a Third Term

    07/28/2015 3:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Craig in Scarsdale, New York. Great to have you on the program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. I can't believe all these reporters out there who are just dumping on Trump. It's unbelievable. They gotta go back 30 years to find something that can actually stick to this guy. RUSH: No, no. They have to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: I'm sorry? RUSH: They had to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: To make up something. And not just that. Why don't we go back 30 years and look...
  • Camille Paglia: How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby

    07/28/2015 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | July 28, 2015 | By David Daley
    SALON: The banner on the Drudge Report this morning is that Kathleen Willey is starting a site to collect harassment claims against Bill Clinton. New York magazine, meanwhile, has the stories of 35 women who say they were raped or assaulted by Bill Cosby. I wonder if you see a connection between the two stories: Would Bill Clinton’s exploits be viewed more like Cosby’s if he was in the White House now, instead of in the 1990s? PAGLIA: Right from the start, when the Bill Cosby scandal surfaced, I knew it was not going to bode well for Hillary’s campaign,...
  • New California: Mass immigration is turning Virginia blue (Democrat)

    07/27/2015 9:27:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 27 2015 | Julia Hahn
    A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson—and once one of the most reliably-red of red states—is being rapidly turned into a progressive stronghold. These changes are not the result of an inside agency, or a natural evolution in political thinking, but rather the result of one of the most impactful yet least-discussed policies of the federal government. Each year the federal government prints millions of visas and distributes these admission tickets to the poorest and least-developed nations in the world. A middle-aged person living...
  • De Blasio raves about presidential hopeful, but it’s not Hillary

    07/25/2015 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2015 | Rich Calder
    Mayor de Blasio is a big fan of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders — because the Vermont senator is a proud “Democratic socialist.” [Snip] De Blasio was quick to correct CNN’s Carol Costello after she called Sanders a “socialist,” telling her the senator is a “Democratic socialist.” “I think there’s a lot to like in that title,” he gushed.
  • Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift

    07/25/2015 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2015 | Kyle Cheney and Rachana Pradhan
    Governor’s races in South and Midwest could be lost if party brand becomes too liberal. Centrist Democrats were wiped out in the 2014 elections and in their absence emerged a resurgent liberal movement, embodied most recently by the surprisingly competitive presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But the suddenly ascendant left — its populist overtones becoming part of the mainstream Democratic pitch — is worrying Democrats who want to compete on Republican-leaning turf. The party lost every competitive gubernatorial and Senate race in the South last year. And Democrats didn’t fare much better in the heartland. Now, as Bernie...
  • New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue

    07/26/2015 7:44:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Julia Hahn
    A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson—and once one of the most reliably-red of red states—is being rapidly turned into a progressive stronghold. These changes are not the result of an inside agency, or a natural evolution in political thinking, but rather the result of one of the most impactful yet least-discussed policies of the federal government. Each year the federal government prints millions of visas and distributes these admission tickets to the poorest and least-developed nations in the world. A middle-aged person living...
  • Obama administration knew of Rolling Stone rape story before publication

    07/26/2015 11:57:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The Obama administration disclosed Tuesday it first learned about Rolling Stone’s ill-fated story on campus rape in Sept. 2014, about two months before it was published, when reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely called seeking information on the government’s investigation of the University of Virginia’s handling of sexual assaults. The revelation from the Department of Education came the same day that a media watchdog group asked congressional oversight committees to start an investigation into what the administration may have known about the story before and after it was published and what it did to address the concerns raised in the article. “The...
  • White House aware of Rolling Stone gang rape story prior to publication

    07/26/2015 11:28:46 AM PDT · by mcenedo
    Campus Reform ^ | July 24,2015 | Mariana Barillas
    •According to the Times, Renda had previously been identified as a White House Task Force on campus sexual assaults adviser, a designation disputed by an anonymous White House official
  • Hillary Clinton’s Unfavorable Rating Higher Than Those of All Her 2016 Democratic Rivals

    07/25/2015 2:02:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 24, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating has sunk to a new low as that of her 2016 rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has doubled since March. A Gallup poll released Friday demonstrates that the share of Americans with a favorable view of Clinton has declined from 48 percent in April when she first announced her presidential campaign to 43 percent today. Meanwhile, Sanders is enjoying an incredible surge; the Vermont senator’s favorable rating has doubled since Gallup tested it in March, jumping from 12 to 24 percent. Unfortunately for Clinton, her unfavorable rating has been rising. The share of Americans holding...
  • Video shows brawl at Denny’s

    07/25/2015 8:22:59 AM PDT · by digger48 · 93 replies
    wishtv ^ | July 24, 2015 | Stephanie Ballesteros
    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A video showing a brawl inside the Denny’s Restaurant on West Mercury Boulevard in Hampton, Virginia has already been shared over 2,000 times on Facebook. Hampton police said the fight broke out inside the Denny’s around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The video posted on Facebook starts with one man, punching another on the ground. A woman tries to break it apart, but the scuffle heads to the back booths and kitchen area. At one point, a man actually rips his shirt off and pushes the other fighters toward the door. More people get involved and try to...
  • Professor makes incendiary remarks about Jews, women, gays (Kaukab Siddique, Lincoln U.)

    07/24/2015 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 23, 2015 2:14 PM EDT
    A tenured university professor in Pennsylvania who previously questioned the Holocaust and called for Israel’s destruction is under fire again for incendiary remarks about Jews, women and gays. Kaukab Siddique, an English professor at Lincoln University outside Philadelphia, asked on Facebook this month whether Bill Cosby’s accusers took so long to come forward because “many women are sluts.” Another recent post on Facebook attributed the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage on “Obama’s homo uprising,” while a third post referred to “dirty Jewish Zionist White Supremacist thugs.” Lincoln University condemned Siddique’s remarks but said it does not plan to...
  • Chattanooga Shooter Followed Al Qaeda Cleric Online in 2013 [FBI, Media still baffled on motive]

    07/21/2015 5:36:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    FBI agents have found evidence that Chattanooga shooter Mohammod Abdulazeez was following a radical American member of al Qaeda online in 2013, as well as pages of writing that showed the young man was suicidal and looking for a way to absolve what he considered were his sins, according to a representative of Abdulazeez's family. Video tapes of Anwar al-Awlaki, the high-profile American al Qaeda cleric and recruiter, have circulated on the internet and have been popular in jihadist circles long after al-Awlaki's death by American drone strike in September 2011. ....there is no evidence so far that Mohammod Abdulazeez,...
  • Allred to Cosby: I'm Gonna Grill You Like a Cheeseburger ... On Video

    07/23/2015 12:01:20 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 44 replies
    TMZ ^ | 07/23/15
    Allred says she is sending Cosby a notice today, demanding to take his depo in the next 30 days, and making it clear it will all be videotaped. She also says if Cosby refuses to sit for the depo in the next month, she'll ask a judge to hold him in contempt. Cosby's got a problem ... he can't take the 5th because the statute of limitations has run out on all possible criminal prosecutions. So for Allred, it's open season.
  • GOP Leader Cracks Door, Slightly, on Voting Rights Act (McCarthy becomes Cantor)

    07/22/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/21/15 | Emma Dumain
    Last year, House Democrats saw ex-Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a possible (if ultimately disappointing) ally in the fight to rewrite the Voting Rights Act for the 21st century. On Tuesday, Cantor’s leadership successor, Kevin McCarthy, might have revealed himself as another important potential friend to the effort. The California Republican echoed at a pen-and-pad briefing what fellow GOP lawmakers have said before: Any revision of the landmark 1965 law has to start in the Judiciary Committee — a disappointing answer for advocates who know Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., is disinclined to tackle the matter. But McCarthy later said...
  • You Don’t Like Me, You Really Don’t Like Me! [Hillary's weakness shows in CO, IA, and VA]

    07/22/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/22/2015 | Stephen Green
    Unlikable, untrustworthy, unconcerned.(AP photo) Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings are underwater in three swing states President Obama won handily: A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that Clinton has strikingly negative favorability ratings among voters in Virginia, Iowa and Colorado, especially compared with where she stood in the spring.The numbers come at a time when Clinton has a massive fundraising lead, relatively weak competition for the Democratic nomination and more federal government experience than other candidates. Even with these advantages, the poll shows Clinton may be vulnerable in states that by all accounts will have an outsize say in who...
  • Polls: Clinton trails GOP in swing states

    07/22/2015 3:45:50 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton is in trouble in three key swing states, according to new Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday. In Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, the former secretary of state trails in hypothetical general-election matchups with three leading Republican candidates: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
  • Aldi and Lidl Are Ready To Invade the U.S. Beware Walmart and Target!

    07/22/2015 12:46:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    forbes.com ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Walter Loeb
    Aldi and Lidl, Germany’s toughest discount food retailers, are invading the US. Both operate small, efficient no frill self serve supermarkets with a strong non-food assortment, and very low prices. Both have permanently changed the competitive landscape wherever they have gone. Lidl is about to open its U.S. headquarter in Arlington, Virginia and a distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina. These are early steps in its U.S. invasion by this formidable company that operates about 11,000 stores in 26 countries throughout Europe. I am told that the company has already selected 80 locations in the Greater Washington, D.C. area...
  • We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Donald Trump Actually Became President

    07/21/2015 11:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Vice ^ | July 22, 2015 | Mike Pearl, staff writer
    It's the morning of Friday, January 20, 2017, and it's Inauguration Day. Donald John Trump Sr. has his hand on a Bible, and America looks on, agape, as he swears to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." How we got to this point isn't important. The question now is, what the [expletive] is about to happen? To come up with even the vaguest answer, we have to look back at history. Because as British TV science guy James Burke once said, "Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because...
  • VA Man stands guard outside military recruiting center with AR 15

    07/21/2015 7:55:57 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 13 replies
    The Virginia Post ^ | July 19, 2015 | Roman B
    WINCHESTER, Va. – The horrific murder of four Marines in Chattanooga showed the vulnerability of military recruitment centers. They are in public locations, and by law, they are “gun free zones” — meaning the military that are there are not allowed to carry their weapons. As the country realized the Marines that were killed were WINCHESTER, Va. – The horrific murder of four Marines in Chattanooga showed the vulnerability of military recruitment centers. They are in public locations, and by law, they are “gun free zones” — meaning the military that are there are not allowed to carry their weapons....
  • Man armed with AR-15 stands guard at Virginia military recruiting offices

    07/21/2015 8:01:39 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 19 replies
    MyFOXDC ^ | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 1:56 PM EST | By Emily Miller, FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter
    WINCHESTER, Va. - The horrific murder of four Marines and one Navy petty officer in Chattanooga showed the vulnerability of military recruitment centers. They are in public locations, and by law, they are “gun free zones” -- meaning the military that are there are not allowed to carry their weapons. As the country realized the Marines that were killed were unarmed at the recruiting center, people have started showing up to provide security. At 8 a.m. Friday morning, one man decided to spend his day off standing guard outside of a military recruitment center in Winchester, Virginia. He is not...
  • The Daily 202: Bernie’s base problems

    07/20/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/20/15 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    PHOENIX—Bernie Sanders is unaccustomed to being heckled by protesters. The self-identified democratic socialist was caught off guard here Saturday when African-American and Latino activists jeered him at Netroots Nation. Sanders’ inability to control the audience – he tried to shut them up and then he tried to yell over them – underscores his broader struggle to expand his appeal and highlights why his summer surge is unlikely to last. The huge crowds Sanders draws are overwhelmingly white, and polling consistently shows that virtually all of his support comes from whites. After Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two contests on...
  • Rolling Stone blames University of Virginia for fake rape story

    07/18/2015 5:31:41 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 6 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/18/2015 | Moneyrunner
    And they're right! DRUDGE has a link to an article in The Hollywood Reporter on the defamation suit brought by University of Virginia (UVA) Dean Nicole Eramo. Rolling Stone responds by blaming UVA. Rolling Stone was sued by Dean Eramo for defamation. The article by Erdely implied that Eramo and UVA did nothing to help "Jackie" and was "indifferent to rape on campus, and more concerned with protecting its reputation than with assisting victims of sexual assault." Rolling Stone's lawyers said that it wasn't their fault that they got their facts wrong. They claim that the UVA administration, faculty and...
  • It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clinton’s stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...
  • I Have My Doubts Bill Cosby’s a Rapist (Andrea Peyser)

    07/17/2015 11:19:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 16, 2015 | Andrea Peyser
    Bill Cosby is a lousy husband and a possible sex addict. But is he a rapist? I have my doubts. Is Cosby, 78, so diabolically creepy that he secretly slipped Quaaludes into the mouths of his alleged victims, as even President Obama suggests? Perhaps. But I’m starting to think that Cosby’s “crimes’’ were not rapes, but high-pressure seductions.
  • Convoy carrying slain Chattanooga Marines travels through Tri-Cities

    07/17/2015 9:07:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | July 17, 2015
    SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – A Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesperson confirmed Friday morning that troopers were part of a multiple vehicle escort Friday carrying the bodies of Marines killed in Thursday’s shooting in Chattanooga. THP Lt. Bill Miller said troopers were escorting the bodies of those killed up Interstate 81 to the Virginia state line, where Virginia State Police troopers were then set to take over the escort.
  • House Republicans want Va. Planned Parenthood chapters investigated

    07/16/2015 4:50:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | CNN Wire | CNN Wire
    RICHMOND, Va. — Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday called on Governor Terry McAuliffe to begin an investigation into Virginia’s Planned Parenthood chapters in the wake of allegations that Planned Parenthood abortion doctors conducted partial birth abortions in order to harvest the body parts of children for money. “The practices described in news reports and discussed in that video are horrific and should be universally condemned, regardless of one’s personal views on abortion,” said Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford). “Governor McAuliffe should immediately direct the appropriate state agencies to conduct a comprehensive investigation into Virginia’s...
  • Bush leads GOP field in Virginia, but Clinton ahead for General (New Polling)

    07/16/2015 12:15:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    PPP ^ | 7/16/15 | PPP
    PPP's newest Virginia poll finds Jeb Bush leading the Republican primary field in the state with 18%, followed by Donald Trump and Scott Walker at 14%, and Ben Carson also in double digits at 10%. Rounding out the top ten that's become important in the context of the upcoming debates are Mike Huckabee at 8%, Marco Rubio at 7%, and Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul at 5%. Missing the cut for the top ten are Bobby Jindal at 3%, Rick Perry at 2%, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and George...
  • Obama Wades Into Growing Sexual Scandal Surrounding Bill Cosby

    07/15/2015 3:53:03 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New Yyotk Times ^ | July 15, 2015 | Michael D, Shear
    President Obama on Wednesday said bluntly that the actions described in accusations that the comedian Bill Cosby drugged women for sex would constitute nothing less than rape, and he said the country should have “no tolerance” for such actions. In his first comments on the decades-old accusations against Mr. Cosby, the president sought to carefully avoid a direct comment on civil legal actions that have been lodged against the longtime comedian and television star by several women in recent years. And he dismissed the idea that he might revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom conferred on Mr. Cosby by President...
  • Voters see Hillary as more extreme than all GOP presidential candidates

    07/15/2015 4:49:18 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/14/2015 | John Merline
    Ask any journalist or pundit to name the most out-of-the-mainstream candidates in the presidential race, and you're almost certain to hear names on the Republican side of the aisle — people like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. But it turns the real extremists are the ones leading the pack for the Democratic nomination — at least in the public's mind.
  • Law student Miss Virginia, who taught high school constitutional law, winning fans at #MissUSA [vid]

    07/12/2015 6:59:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 07/12/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Greg Pollowitz @GPollowitz Miss Virginia "taught constitutional law" at a high school. #MissUSA pic.twitter.com/04AjNf3XdI Miss Virginia Laura Puleo, a third year law student at Washington and Lee, is quickly becoming a fan favorite at this years Miss USA pageant:
  • Rolling Stone Performs Silly Victory Dance Over Scott Walker 'Slam Dunk'

    07/13/2015 3:11:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 13, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Yeah! OH YEAHHH!!!! It's over. It's ALL OVER for Scott Walker!!! Watch our Rolling Stone victory dance in the end zone as we spike the football and proclaim an end to Walker's political career. Why? Because of the SLAM DUNK of the century which Scott Walker cannot survive! So what happened? Did Walker perform a gross breach of ethics as bad as the publication of "A Rape on Campus?" Nope. Even worse. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka wrote the six word slam dunk that will definitely ruin Scott Walker forever and ever and ever. When you read the "slam dunk" on Walker you...
  • America's Top Union Leader Just Destroyed Scott Walker in Six Words (deluded)

    07/13/2015 2:11:10 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 81 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Simon Vozick-Levinson
    "Scott Walker is a national disgrace," reads the entirety of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's statement. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is one of the most hardcore right-wing extremists in America. His slash-and-burn policies have gutted Wisconsin workers' collective bargaining rights, defunded Planned Parenthood and more – all of which has made him a prime punching bag for progressives around the country. For some reason, the Republican zealot is hell-bent on conducting a doomed campaign for president in 2016, a painfully obvious fact which he "revealed" Monday morning after months of tedious teasing, including one recent public appearance in which he bizarrely...
  • Cosby's wife claims alleged victims 'consented' to drugs (& just like Hillary, knew all about it)

    07/12/2015 4:31:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/12/15
    Bill Cosby's faithful wife is aware of her husband's cheating ways, but believes the women he's accused of slipping drugs to and then sleeping with actually consented to take the pills, it was reported Sunday. Camille Cosby, 71, made her stance known in a war room with PR reps and attorneys she and Cosby, 78, held at their Massachusetts home Tuesday night, the New York Post reports. 'Camille still doesn't believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent...She's well aware of his cheating, but she doesn't believe that her husband is a rapist,' a source...
  • Murder Rate Surges In Major U.S. Cities

    07/10/2015 9:28:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | Caroline May
    Major cities across the U.S. are seeing increases in homicide rates, with much of the violence centered in poor African American and Latino communities. According to a report in USA Today, during the first half of this year the murder rates in a number of cities are exceeding those logged during the first half of 2014. For example, this year Milwaukee has more than doubled its number of murders, with 84 compared to last year’s 41. Chicago has seen an increase from 171 last year to 203 this year. Notably the two areas that saw uprisings following police-involved deaths of...
  • GOP turns to Hillary Clinton in bid to sink Iran deal

    07/10/2015 1:29:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans concede they are not likely to have enough votes to overturn President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran unless they can swing a key Democratic voice against the accord. They’re setting their sights on Hillary Clinton, vowing to tie her to the deal in hopes of pressuring her to oppose it. GOP leaders need 67 votes to override Obama’s expected veto and keep sanctions on Iran in place. The administration has not yet announced an accord but lawmakers expect it to come soon. “It could be a good policy strategy. It’s not going to be hard to come up...
  • This Is How Hillary Loses the Primary (desperate Libtards alert)

    07/09/2015 3:51:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 9, 2015 | Stuart Stevens
    Bernie Sanders will never be president. But unless Hillary changes her strategy – and soon – he can still wind up toppling her. Something remarkable is happening in American politics. For the first time in our history, a socialist is running a close second and gaining ground on the frontrunner in a presidential race. Anyway you look at it, Senator Bernie Sanders is making history and may very well play a deciding role in who will be the next president. How real is the Sanders movement? Well, at this point in his campaign in 2007, Barack Obama had 180,000 donors...
  • Former Va. Gov. Gilmore says he will run for president

    07/07/2015 4:27:45 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 28 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 07/07/2015 | Andrew Cain
    Former Gov. Jim Gilmore said in a telephone interview today that he plans to announce in the first week of August that he is running for president.  Gilmore, 65, Virginia's governor from 1998 to 2002, said he does not think any other Republican candidates have addressed what he considers the vital national security and economic concerns facing the nation. "I bring to the table experience that others don't have," said Gilmore. A former U.S. Army intelligence officer, he later headed the Gilmore Commission, a congressional panel that advised Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush on domestic capabilities for...
  • Presidential Primaries Getting Another Virginian: Jim Gilmore Planning Entry

    07/07/2015 6:27:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Patch ^ | July 7, 2015 | Greg Hambrick
    Republican and former governor to join GOP primary next month. Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb announced plans to seek the Democrat nomination.A growing list of Republicans looking to be the next U.S. president will soon add one more name to the list: Jim Gilmore. The former Virginia governor from 1998-2002 told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that he’ll announce his campaign in the first week of August. “I bring to the table experience that others don’t have,” Gilmore told the paper. Read more at the Times-Dispatch. Gilmore is the second Virginian to announce a presidential campaign. Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb recently...
  • VIDEO: D.C. Residents Say Take Down Jefferson Memorial, Rename Washington, D.C.

    07/07/2015 10:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/07/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    District of Columbia residents and tourists weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, some saying the nation should go as far as renaming Washington, D.C.CNN anchor Don Lemon recently floated the idea of re-thinking the Jefferson Memorial, dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, since he was a slave owner.“There may come a day when we want to re-think Jefferson, I don’t know if we should do that, but when we get to that point, I’ll be happy to partake in that particular discussion,” Lemon said.“It should come down,” one D.C. resident told PJ...
  • The media just allowed a bogus AP hit job on Cosby to happen.

    07/07/2015 11:19:36 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 74 replies
    Wow. The media just allowed a bogus AP hit job on Cosby to happen. He did not admit to what AP insinuates he did. It editorializes with commentary from the PLAINTIFF'S LAWYER. It also notes that two other women took quaaludes voluntarily. At NO TIME does Cosby state that he gave *anything* to *anyone* involuntarily. A question that is unanswered because of an objection means NOTHING. It is NOT an admission of anything, folks. They want you to leap to a conclusion unsupported by any evidence. This is NOT a smoking gun. He admitted that he took quaaludes for sex,...
  • All Four Democratic Presidential Candidates Support ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    07/05/2015 8:47:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:02 PM 07/05/2015 | Chuck Ross
    All four of the Democratic candidates for president have expressed support for sanctuary cities, a controversial policy that is being blamed for the recent release of a five times-deported illegal alien who allegedly murdered a woman in broad daylight in San Francisco. As a senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing sanctuary cities. In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going to sanctuary cities. And last year, as governor of...
  • Feminist Website: People Who Vote Republican do it to "Hurt People of Color"

    07/05/2015 11:46:01 AM PDT · by rightistight · 53 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/5/15 | Aurelius
    If you vote Republican, there's a good chance you're doing it because you want to "hurt people of Color." That's one of the messages from Everyday Feminism's new article, "Here Are the Real Reasons Why We White People Struggle to Admit That Racism Still Exists." The author, Jamie Utt, says that "we whites" need to realize the evil we're perpetrating. One of the "reasons" why white people can't admit that racism still exists is that "White People Have an Emotional Stake in Denying White Supremacy," he explains. "Because that way, we can avoid dealing with how we’re complicit in its...
  • Presidential Candidate Jim Webb on the Issues

    07/02/2015 5:08:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/02/2015 | By NICHOLAS FANDOS
    Jim Webb, a Virginia Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 2006 and served a single term, announced on Thursday that he is running for president. Mr. Webb, a Vietnam veteran and former Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has policy positions do not fall neatly along party lines. Here is where he stands on the issues. Foreign Policy Mr. Webb has been a persistent critic of the Iraq war, warning in 2002 that “those who are pushing for a unilateral war in Iraq know full well that there is no exit strategy if we invade.” He has also...