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  • CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat...

    10/08/2015 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies ^ | 10/08/15
    ICYMI: CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat ISIS Speaks with WRKO’s Jeff KuhnerHOUSTON, Texas – Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with The Kuhner Report regarding the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy, the 2016 presidential race and the President’s decision to politicize the tragedy in Oregon.Below is an excerpt. Listen to the full interview here:Ted Cruz on the Kuhner Report (Audio)“I think it would be a mistake to get involved in the Syrian civil war. There have been voices in Washington eager for us to send...
  • Bernie Sanders Gets First Congressional Endorsement, From Ral Grijalva

    10/07/2015 2:00:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/7/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Senator Bernie Sanders has scored his first endorsement from a member of Congress, getting it just ahead of next weeks first Democratic debate.The backing of Representative Ral M. Grijalva of Arizona is especially significant as he is a longstanding member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, offering the independent from Vermont a valuable spokesman as he seeks to court Hispanic voters. They will campaign together in Tuscon, Ariz., at a rally ahead of the debate in Las Vegas next Tuesday.I couldnt sit on the sidelines and wait for the tea leaves to be read better, Mr. Grijalva said in an interview....
  • Ted Cruz on Syria: We should STOP engaging in the fiction of trying to find moderate rebels

    10/07/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    Ted Cruz You Tube Account via The Right Scoop ^ | Published on October 7, 2015 by
    Ted Cruz weighed in on Syria this morning and the recent escalation by Russia to support Assad and Iran. He says at this point we should stop trying to bring Sunnis and Shias together to act like brothers and lay down their arms and that we should stop engaging in the fiction of trying to find moderate rebels to train and support. Cruz says our focus should be ISIS and we should target and destroy them with overwhelming air power.Watch: Video
  • Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish

    10/06/2015 1:09:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | October 6, 2015 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation.
  • Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Are Confused by Economics. And Government. And Reality

    10/05/2015 9:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Seton Motley
    Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish that conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). We certainly now have a large enough, long enough sample set - and the results are in. The system is contaminated - Socialism does not work. Socialists feebly cry “But they weren’t Socialist - they were Communist,” which is a distinction with very little difference. Communism is Socialism - with a boot in the neck....
  • 4 Hospitalized After Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in Vermont

    10/05/2015 9:04:04 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Four passengers were hospitalized after an Amtrak train derailed over an embankment in Northfield, Vermont, this morning, the Vermont State Police said.
  • How 7 years of Obama brought the world from Kumbaya to chaos

    10/04/2015 10:39:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2015 | NY Post Editorial Board
    <p>Three years ago, Obama ridiculed Mitt Romneys statement that Russia remained Americas main foe, taunting: The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back.</p> <p>Four years earlier, Obama stood at Berlins Brandenburg Gate to declare all people would join him around a global campfire and end the worlds evils and miseries.</p>
  • The (too many) hats of Huma Abedin: A tale of Clintonworld

    10/04/2015 10:08:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10-3-15 | Post Editorial Board
    That Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had her fingers in multiple financial pots even while still high up in the State Department is no secret. But the full extent of Abedins blurring of roles is coming to light. This summer, The Washington Post revealed that, at one point, Abedin unusually granted special government employee status was getting paid four different ways: from the taxpayers for her State work, from the Clinton Foundation, as political adviser to Hillary and by the Clinton-allied firm Teneo Holdings. The Washington Times reported last week how Humas hats came together in...
  • Biden to announce 2016 decision within days: report

    10/04/2015 10:01:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce whether he will run for president in the next seven to 10 days, according to CBS News. Two of the three sources CBS News cited said the vice president is leaning toward running. ADVERTISEMENT Several Democratic donors who have met with Biden also told CBS News they came away with the impression that he would run. The sources say Biden will sit out the first Democratic primary debate Oct. 13 even if he announces his candidacy before then. A spokesperson for the vice president did not comment to CBS News on the...
  • Bernie Sanders Supports U.S. Arming Rebels To Overthrow Syrian President Assad, Opposes No-Fly Zone

    10/04/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    HNGN ^ | 10/4/15 | Taylor Tyler
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he supports the U.S.'s continued arming and funding of so-called moderate rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but contrasted himself with front-runner Hillary Clinton by opposing the establishment of a unilateral American no-fly zone in the country. -snip- No-fly zones have also been proposed recently by Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • Biden entry would boost Bernie Sanders, say Dems

    10/04/2015 2:06:44 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/4/15 | Niall Stanage
    A Joe Biden presidential campaign would help Bernie Sanders by hurting Hillary Clinton, according to Democratic Party insiders and other experts. Biden, whose ideology is more similar to Clintons than the left-wing senator from Vermont, would siphon off more of her supporters, according to most polls.
  • Biden: No question transgender people can serve in military

    10/04/2015 1:59:31 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 04, 2015 | Associated Press
    Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban. Biden's declaration at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner Saturday goes further than anything the Obama administration has said before, evoking memories of when Biden outpaced President Barack Obama in endorsing gay marriage. Although the White House says Obama supports a Pentagon review aimed at ending the transgender ban, neither Obama nor the military has said definitively that the policy will be changed. "No longer is there any...
  • Bernie Sanders packs em in during campaign stop

    10/04/2015 7:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    Bernie Sanders blazed across the Bay State yesterday, drawing record crowds, name-dropping Elizabeth Warren and greeting rapturous crowds on his first campaign tour of Massachusetts. As your senator, Elizabeth Warren, reminds us: This is a rigged economy. Heads, they win. Tails, you lose, the self-avowed socialist told more than 20,000 Boston supporters. Were going to create an economy that works for the middle class and not just the 1 percent. The Democratic hopeful first stopped in Springfield, and then made his way to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, where he drew deafening cheers with his signature impassioned pledges to...
  • A Voter Who Didn't Know the Name of the Candidate He Was Supporting

    10/03/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Ziva · 17 replies
    Vanity press | 10/3/2015 | Ziva
    I was a a Maker Faire today and noticed a 60ish man wearing a shirt with the words "United We Stand" and "9-11-2001" on it. Thinking he might be a fellow traveler, I struck up a conversation and asked him who was supporting for President. "Not Biden, not Biden," he said. "I don't want Hillary either. Um, what is his name? Oh yeah, Boehner!" (He pronounced it properly as 'Bayner'.) "Boehner?" I replied. "Are you sure you mean Boehner?" "Yeah, Boehner," he insisted. I took pity on him. "Do you mean 'Bernie'? Bernie Sanders?" "Yes, that's who it is," said...
  • Has Hillary lost the Teamsters over Keystone XL?

    10/02/2015 10:43:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    American THinker ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Fox News report that the Teamsters have decided not to endorse Hillary Clintons candidacy at this time, shortly after her pronouncement of her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, does not surprise and shows the peril of trying to be all things to all constituencies. On the one hand, there is a need to placate environmentalists and climate change true believers who oppose the pipeline from Canada. Among them is billionaire Tom Steyer, an eco-zealot who has pledged his fortune in support of Democratic candidates who want to repeal the Industrial Revolution who want us to rely on solar...
  • Bernie Sanders tells Latino lawmakers: Undocumented immigrants should benefit from Obamacare

    10/01/2015 6:15:05 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ed Okeefe John WWagner
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders supports allowing some of the nation's undocumented immigrants to obtain health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, he told Democratic lawmakers on Thursday. The Vermont senator, who is running a competitive race against Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, made the comments during a 45-minute meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, according to attendees. The 26-member group is comprised entirely of House and Senate Democrats. Aides later said that Sanders believes that in certain cases, undocumented immigrants should be able to purchase health insurance through the exchanges set up under Obamacare, using their...
  • Bernie Sanderss $26 million cash haul is a major problem for Hillary Clinton

    10/01/2015 6:27:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton technically beat Bernie Sanders by $2 million in the chase for campaign cash over the last three months. But, that isn't the story -- not even close.
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Poll: Biden Broadly Favorable, But Clinton Still Leads

    09/28/2015 11:33:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 9 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 9/28/15 | Reid Wilson
    More Americans say they see Vice President Joe Biden in a favorable light than those who view him unfavorably, a new Morning Consult survey finds, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field. Biden is viewed favorably by 49 percent of voters, while 40 percent see him unfavorably. If he decides to run for president, it would make him one of just a small handful of candidates who have net-favorable ratings at a time when most voters see anyone with political experience in a negative light. Snip While real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to...
  • George Will: Candidate Trump Will Soon Become One of the Losers He Constantly Mocks

    09/28/2015 7:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | George Will
    Americas loopy Left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied the nomination are perhaps imprudent. And even Republicans who recoil from Donald Trumps repulsiveness might want to defer the delicious pleasure of witnessing his apoplexy when he joins, as surely he will, the ranks of those he most despises losers. In 2011, Bernie Sanders said weve got some very, very serious problems because the Founding Fathers bobbleheads sold at the...
  • George F. Will: 'Bobblehead campaign' has many bizarre turns to go

    09/23/2015 9:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Contra Costa Times ^ | September 23, 2015 | George F. Will
    America's loopy left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied the nomination are perhaps imprudent. And even Republicans who recoil from Donald Trump's repulsiveness might want to defer the delicious pleasure of witnessing his apoplexy when he joins, as surely he will, the ranks of those he most despises -- "losers." In 2011, Bernie Sanders said "we've got some very, very serious problems" because the Founding Fathers bobbleheads sold at the...
  • Biden will have chance to appear in first Democratic debate, CNN says

    09/28/2015 7:20:02 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/28/15 | HADAS GOLD
    CNN announced its debate criteria on Monday, making clear that Vice President Joe Biden will have the chance to make it onto the first debate stage on Oct. 13, should he declare. In order to qualify for the debate stage, candidates must have achieved an average of 1 percent in three polls, recognized by CNN, released between Aug. 1 and Oct. 10. Candidates must also declare by Oct. 14, CNN said, meaning that Biden could announce his candidacy the day of the debate and still qualify.
  • No, pundits, Hillary Clinton isn't collapsing

    09/28/2015 8:27:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/28/2015 | Joe Trippi
    Has the political punditry class lost its collective mind? In a year in which every other supposed front-runner and establishment candidate has collapsed to single digits or has already withdrawn from the race yes, I am talking about you, Jeb Bush, and you, Scott Walker Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field with more than 40% of the vote. Can Bernie Sanders, who is 15 points behind her in recent polling, represent a real threat to her nomination? No. Hell no. Not a chance. But pundits keep asking the question without pointing out the obvious answer....
  • Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag

    09/27/2015 6:24:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015 | Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman with Rachel Maresca /
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag team Former Minnesota Governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse (The Body) Ventura is into Bernie Sanders. Ventura stirred up controversy last month by hinting he might be interested in serving as Donald Trumps vice president, but the fiercely independent rabble rouser told Confidenti@l that a Sanders/Ventura ticket might be a better fit. Would I run with Bernie? Sure, Id give him consideration, Ventura tells Confidenti@l, reasoning that Sanders, quickly gaining traction, is the candidate most likely to bring our troops back from the...
  • NH Poll Shows Trump Up, Bush Falling, And Sanders Widening Lead

    09/25/2015 8:30:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
    For the GOP field, the poll shows that new frontrunners have emerged: Donald Trump still leads with 26 percent of likely Republican primary voters casting their choice with the billionaire, but he's now followed by Carly Fiorina at 16 percent, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 9 percent, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 8 percent. Jeb Bush has fallen to fifth in the pack with 7 percent, which ties him with John Kasich. The favorability ratings for the GOP field also spell a very dismal outlook for Bush. Fiorina tops Republican contenders when it comes to favorable public opinion: Sixty-two...
  • On Twitter, Bernie Sanderss supporters are becoming one of his biggest problems

    09/25/2015 6:37:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/25/15 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    <p>Sanderss predominately white backers are targeting black activists and journalists who dare question the candidates civil rights record.</p> <p>Earlier this month, I announced on Twitter that I planned to report on the disconnect between Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and black voters. Immediately, some of Sanderss self-described supporters raided my mentions with patronizing tweets.</p>
  • Young Convinceables

    09/23/2015 11:44:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Thanks to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the socialist running for president, we are learning that one of the latest examples of victim groups is students, who freely decide to go to college and in many cases take on student debt to pay for it. Of this victim group, black and Hispanic college students are suffering tremendously, according to a story appearing last Wednesday in The Washington Post. It claimed that blacks and Hispanics are at a higher risk of financial instability based on their college majors Inside, the paper trumpeted the news in a headline, Racial disparity in degree selection....
  • 128 Artists and Cultural Leaders Sign Open Letter Endorsing Bernie Sanders

    09/22/2015 3:40:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaign on Friday unveiled a list of actors, directors, musicians and tech industry players andwho have endorsed the independent Vermont Senator and self-described socialists bidfor the presidency. Actors Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven, John C. Reilly, Danny DeVito, and Sarah Silverman are among the 128 artists and cultural leaders that have put their names to an open letter calling for Sanders to be the Democrat presidential nominee.
  • CNN Poll: Hillary Clinton's lead over Bernie Sanders grows [Biden is the fly in the ointment]

    09/21/2015 11:29:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/21/2015
    Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton's lead in the Democratic presidential primary race has grown -- and if Vice President Joe Biden decides to stay out of the race, her numbers would rise even higher, a new CNN/ORC poll shows. Clinton is backed by 42% of Democratic primary voters nationally, compared to 24% for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 22% for Biden and 1% for former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. That's a marked improvement over an early September CNN/ORC poll that found Clinton leading Sanders, 37% to 27%, with Biden at 20%. And Biden's support comes almost entirely from Clinton's camp. Without the vice...
  • The Return of Term Limits

    09/21/2015 3:53:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | September 20, 2015
    A Gallup poll released last Friday found that a full 75 percent of Americans believe that corruption in government is widespread. Thats up by nine percentage points since 2009, when only 66 percent felt that way. So its no surprise that a populist revolt is in full swing. Bernie Sanders, a socialist who rails against government ties with Wall Street, is leading front-runner Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. Three Republicans who have never held office Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson are way ahead of veteran GOP governors and senators in the race for the...
  • Jeb Bush lambasts both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

    09/20/2015 1:05:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/20/15
    Bush criticises Vermont senators spending plans and attacks GOP rival for failing to correct a man for saying Barack Obama was not even an American An energised Jeb Bush has said Bernie Sanders is the front runner in the Democratic presidential race as he used a Republican rally to rail against the Vermont senators proposals. Bush told the Mackinac Republican leadership conference Sanders is the leading Democrat in a nod to recent polls showing the senator has taken the lead from Hillary Clinton in the crucial early voting state of Iowa. It was not all niceties, however. Bush proceeded to...

    09/20/2015 11:00:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took a swipe at capitalism and discounted GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and his supporters Friday, telling Late Show host Stephen Colbert Trumps message appeals to the instincts of racism and xenophobia.
  • Democrats: Sanders unelectable

    09/20/2015 9:51:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/2015 | By Mike Lillis
    The surging popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders has done little to alleviate the chief concern that Democrats have about his presidential bid: Namely, that he's simply unelectable on a national stage. The Vermont Independent has quickly closed the gap on frontrunner Hillary Clinton in national polls, while overtaking the former State secretary in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Supporters say his rising momentum and populist message will carry him to the White House. But Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has spent a career operating largely from the left-most fringes of the Democratic Party with which he...
  • Sources: Joe Biden Has Wife's Support for WH Bid

    09/20/2015 9:53:32 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2015 | Chuck Todd and Alexandra Jaffe
    Contrary to reports suggesting Vice President Joe Biden's wife remains an obstacle to his potential presidential run, sources tell NBC News that Jill Biden is fully behind him for another bid. Jill Biden, sources tell NBC's Chuck Todd, is 100 percent on-board with a presidential run, despite reports indicating her hesitation is part of what's keeping Biden from jumping into the race. And that looks more likely by the day, as sources have indicated Biden's been meeting with Democratic leaders during his travels around the nation over the past week to tell them he wants to do it and thinks...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the presidents foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country. I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion, Corker added, according...
  • Rush Limbaughs Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • Barney Frank: Joe Biden 'doesn't look presidential'

    09/18/2015 6:56:40 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/18/2015 | Joe Dwinell
    Former Bay State congressman Barney Frank had harsh words for Joe Biden yesterday, saying the vice president isnt suited for the Oval Office and should stay out of the 2016 White House sweepstakes. Theres something about him that doesnt look presidential, Frank told the Herald when asked if the veep should jump in the race. It would be a mistake for him to do that. Franks comments come as a top Biden backer was reportedly overheard this week saying, I am 100 percent that Joe is in. Frank also blasted Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, saying the self-described socialist doesnt...
  • Dems answer Walker with labor law bill

    09/16/2015 7:45:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | September 16, 2015 | Brian Mahoney with Marianne LeVine and Timothy Noah
    DEMS ANSWER WALKER WITH LABOR LAW BILL: Two days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his plans to eliminate the NLRB and take right-to-work national, congressional Democrats will today propose legislation developed with the AFL-CIO to stiffen penalties for employers who violate the National Labor Relations Act. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott will introduce a bill that they say would help ensure workers are able to have a voice in the workplace and would crack down on employers who break the law when workers exercise their right to collective action. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will stand alongside the...
  • Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders knows the problem, at least on trade

    09/15/2015 8:37:19 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 38 replies
    By - The Washington Times ^ | Monday, August 10, 2015 | The Washington Times
    Businessman Donald Trump says theres at least one subject where he can find some common ground with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont: trade. I was watching him and he talked about trade and he was talking about how were getting ripped off left and right on trade, and I [said], you know, I think I can take that paragraph and just use it in my speeches, Mr. Trump said Monday via phone on MSNBCs Morning Joe. Its what Im saying its one of my big things. Both Mr. Trump, who has been leading recent polls on the 2016 GOP...
  • How Much Would A Bernie Sanders Presidency Cost the Nation? Spoiler Alert: A Lot

    09/15/2015 1:11:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today in "How The GOP Establishment Hopes To Crush The Donald's Presidential Run," we explained what Trumps remarkable poll numbers really mean: What is most amazing is that the "expert" punditry still has not realized that a vote for Trump is not a "vote for Trump" but a vote of protest against the broken system. If the current election cycle has taught us anything, its that voters may have finally woken up to the fact that a choice between alternating members of Americas political aristocracy is really no choice at all, and when you throw in the influence...
  • Poll: Sanders surges to 10-point Iowa lead

    09/14/2015 3:44:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/13/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is up by double-digits on former secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire, according to a poll released by CBS News on Sunday.The senator is drawing 43 percent support in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus, besting Clinton by 10 points.Sanders is also drawing 52 percent support in New Hampshire, almost doubling Clinton, who sits at 30 percent support in the Granite State.Clinton, however, doubles-up Sanders in South Carolina, drawing 46 percent compared to the senators 23 percent.Vice President Biden, who is considering a run for the Democratic presidential nomination, places third in all three...
  • In local visit, Ted Cruz presses his own party on Planned Parenthood

    09/13/2015 3:46:38 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 10 replies
    St. Louis Post-dispatch ^ | 9/12/15 | Kevin McDermitt
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz stood by his call for Republicans in Congress to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, saying if the fight results in a government shutdown, it would be laid at the feet of President Barack Obama. "So now the Democratic field consists of a wild-eyed socialist with ideas that are dangerous for America and the world and Bernie Sanders," he quipped, to rousing laughter. He noted that, in the past four years, Republicans have taken over Congress with vows to undo Obama's policies, "and what on Earth has changed?" On abortion in particular, Cruz eviscerated GOP...
  • WATCH=> FOX Host Lectures Mitch McConnell on the Stink Coming Out of Washington

    09/11/2015 11:43:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    GP ^ | September 11,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Bill Hemmer: People on the outside see this and think that thats just Washington doing what Washington wants to do. And, damn the laws. And, you know whats going on in the campaign trail, Democrat or Republican. Thats why Bernie Sanders is getting 15,000 people at a rally. Thats why Donald Trump is at 32% of the polling right now. People do not like what is coming out of Washington and they think the smell stinks Mitch McConnell: Well I agree with that. This is a deal supported by Democrats only. A deal negotiated by a Democratic president. Lets make...
  • Trump Surges, Clinton Losing to Sanders in Iowa: Polls

    09/10/2015 9:41:57 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
    Billionaire Donald Trump has extended his lead over the Republican presidential field, while Democratic overall frontrunner Hillary Clinton now trails underdog Bernie Sanders in the key early voting state of Iowa, polls showed. The results reinforce a steady trend in the 2016 race: with five months to go before the first primaries, political outsiders -- fueled by public anger and impatience with Washington -- are rising up against the race's establishment figures. That anti-establishment sentiment appears to be hurting Clinton, sitting governors and senators, and dynastic candidate Jeb Bush.
  • Washington Post: It might be time for Hillary Clinton to start panicking

    The latest piece of bad news for Hillary Rodham Clinton came in the form of a Quinnipiac poll out of Iowa on Thursday morning: Bernie Sanders, 41 percent and Clinton, 40 percent. Clinton, a presidential candidate, has dropped 11 points in two months in the state and now one in three self-identified Democrats say she is not honest or trustworthy. The poll numbers come just days after NBC and Marist College released twin surveys in Iowa and New Hampshire that also spelled trouble for Clinton. She led Sanders in Iowa 38 percent to 27 percent less than half her...
  • GROSS: Colbert Launches Late Show with Donald Trump on Screen With KKK (Video)

    09/09/2015 9:59:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | September 9, 2015 5:05 pm | Guest post by Aleistar
    Stephen Colberts first night on the Late Show proved hes still every bit the left wing hack he was on Comedy Central. He spent almost six solid minutes bashing Donald Trump but not a single joke about Hillary Clintons email scandal or crazy Socialist Bernie Sanders. In the course of his anti-Trump routine, he even put Donald Trumps face on screen with an image of the KKK.
  • News Networks Went Two Months Without Calling Bernie Sanders A Socialist

    09/09/2015 6:17:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Evening network news anchors went more than two months without mentioning the fact that Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is a socialist.
  • Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton by 9 in New Hampshire, Gains in Iowa: Poll

    09/06/2015 10:59:11 AM PDT · by NRx · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09-06-2015 | Mark Murray
    Bernie Sanders has jumped out to a nine-point lead over front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, and he's gained ground on her among Iowa voters in the Democratic presidential race, according to a pair of brand-new NBC News/Marist polls. In New Hampshire, the Vermont senator gets the support of 41 percent of Democratic voters, Clinton gets 32 percent and Vice President Joe Biden gets 16 percent. No other Democratic candidate receives more than 1 percent.
  • No, The System Is Not Broken

    09/06/2015 8:32:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | September 6, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    If there is anything presidential candidates agree on this year, it's that our government and politics are not functioning to fulfill the desires of the American people. Donald Trump proclaims that "our system is broken." The phrase could be used by almost anyone in the race. "Government in Washington is dysfunctional," says Mike Huckabee. Bernie Sanders believes "the American political system has been totally corrupted." Joe Biden sounded like a candidate the other day when he lamented the "dysfunction in Washington." The premise is that most Americans want one thing and our leaders in Washington keep giving them something entirely...
  • Trump in front! The Donald leads Hillary Clinton in dramatic new poll giving him 45%

    09/06/2015 8:27:44 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5 September 2015 | Kiri Blakeley
    Trump in front! The Donald leads Hillary Clinton in dramatic new poll giving him 45% to the Democrat frontrunner's 40% The Donald's major flaps regarding harsh comments directed at women and minorities haven't hurt his poll numbers Hillary Clinton has lost 13 points against Trump since May as email scandal won't go away President Donald? A new poll is showing that GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton 45 percent to 40 percent. That's a huge change from the results of the same poll in May that came in with Clinton trouncing Trump 58 percent to 30 percent....