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  • Let Me Ask America a Question (Trump open letter WSJ)

    04/15/2016 5:20:33 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 162 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 14, 2016 | Donald Trump
    On Saturday, April 9, Colorado had an ďelectionĒ without voters. Delegates were chosen on behalf of a presidential nominee, yet the people of Colorado were not able to cast their ballots to say which nominee they preferred. A planned vote had been canceled. And one million Republicans in Colorado were sidelined. In recent days, something all too predictable has happened: Politicians furiously defended the system. ďThese are the rules,Ē we were told over and over again. If the ďrulesĒ can be used to block Coloradans from voting on whether they want better trade deals, or stronger borders, or an end...
  • WSJ: 'Chameleon' Cruz sold voters 'bill of goods'

    04/11/2016 12:09:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    The conservative Wall Street Journal has come out with an intensely critical editorial of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz for, the paper says, his "largely synthetic" aggression toward the GOP "establishment." . . . "This rage-against-the-machine bill of goods catapulted Mr. Cruz to prominence on talk radio, digital media and within a rump wing of the Republican Party," the paper said. "But the same fury also paved the way for [his rival Donald] Trump, who exploited it with a more blunt-spoken populism on immigration, trade and foreign policy ... The difference is that Mr. Cruz knows better, giving himself a...
  • Is Wall Street Journal Becoming Sesame Street Journal?

    03/17/2016 8:03:11 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 14 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/17/2016 | Pocono Pundit
    The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) used to be the most respected business newspaper in the world. But if you look at the headline image at the top of the WSJ Twitter page what do you see? You see illustrations of famous personalities. Let's see: alongside Warren Buffet there's is Miss Piggie. To the left of Queen Elizabeth is Bart Simpson. Then, in the upper left hand corner, there is Grumpy Cat. Then mixed among Obama, Hillary, and Chris Christy we see what looks like a few Hollywood entertainers. Besides Buffet, tThe only business person I recognize is Zuckerberg, the...
  • Who else is hitting the the Wall Street Journal paywall (key or no key)? (Vanity)

    03/15/2016 4:47:48 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 7 replies
    Me | 3/14/16 | Me
    I don't subscribe to the WSJ (print or website). But... When I go to, it seems that when I click on *any* article (not just the ones marked with a paywall key), I hit the paywall. Does anyone else have that problem? I've even encountered the paywall at my library, although my library carries the WSJ print edition. I'm not talking about WSJ articles linked to the title of a FR thread btw. Anybody else have that problem?ff
  • With NBC/WSJ Itís Not Polling, Itís "Gaslighting" - Media Manipulation: The Latest Version

    03/09/2016 6:34:02 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 54 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3-9-2016 | sundance
    The latest media narrative ‚ÄúDonald Trump Cannot Beat Hillary Clinton‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúDonald Trump support Dropping‚ÄĚ, is being spurred by another NBC/Wall Street Journal poll being pushed ‚Äď yet again ‚Äď by NBC political director Mark Murray.On February 17th we completely deconstructed the ridiculous methodology being deployed in the agenda polls ‚ÄďSEE HERE‚Äď What the general audience continually seems to overlook is the source of the information.Here‚Äôs another screengrab of the latest ‚Äúpoll‚ÄĚ being pushed by NBC/WSJ (the full pdf is here). Look closely at the origin of the information.What you‚Äôll see is: ‚ÄúHart Research Associates / Public Opinion Strategies‚ÄĚ...
  • Wall Street Journal calls on Trump to release tax returns

    02/19/2016 5:26:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2016 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Greg Nash The Wall Street Journal is calling on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to release his tax returns by the end of the month. The newspaper's conservative-leaning editorial board wrote Friday that Trump must prove he is as successful in the business world as he says he is. "One of Donald Trump's claims to presidential competence is his business and financial success, and so he should want voters to see the proof beyond the gilded staircases," they wrote. "He could enhance his credibility on the point by releasing his tax returns." The Journal catalogued Trump's repeated dodges on...
  • Rupert Murdoch‚Äôs Open Borders WSJ Warns: ‚ÄėBad Sign‚Äô Trump Is Following Jeff Sessions‚Äô Lead

    01/28/2016 11:04:01 AM PST · by Rockitz · 23 replies ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Today the editors of Rupert Murdoch‚Äôs Wall Street Journal slammed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for his opposition to the publication‚Äôs long-standing support for open border trade and immigration policies. The Wall Street Journal, like Murdoch, is decidedly open borders. In 1984, the WSJ editorial board wrote, ‚ÄúIf Washington still wants to ‚Äėdo something‚Äô about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders.‚ÄĚ Breitbart News has previously exposed how Murdoch is the co-chair of what is arguably one of the most powerful open borders immigration lobbying firms in the country, the Partnership For A New American Economy....
  • Fox News' Yellow Journalism in Links and Pics

    01/28/2016 10:58:30 AM PST · by AAABEST · 50 replies
    Free Republic and Others ^ | January 28, 2016 | AAABEST
    If you're an American conservative Fox News is NOT your friend. All of the following is sourced and linked. Muslim Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is the second largest voting shareholder in 21st Century Fox. Alwaleed told an audience in Dubai that it took just one phone call to Rupert Murdoch - to get the Fox News crawl reporting "Muslim riots" in France changed to "civil riots."" Fox had a Muslim activist and Bernie Sanders supporter who has compared Trump to Hitler set up to sandbag him at the debate. Fox had an illegal immigrant set up to sandbag Trump....
  • Rupert Murdoch‚Äôs Wall Street Journal : ‚ÄėBad Sign‚Äô Trump Is Following Jeff Sessions‚Äô Lead

    01/28/2016 10:50:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JAN. 28, 2016 | by JULIA HAHN
    Today the editors of Rupert Murdoch‚Äôs Wall Street Journal slammed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for his opposition to the publication‚Äôs long-standing support for open border trade and immigration policies. The Wall Street Journal, like Murdoch, is decidedly open borders. In 1984, the WSJ editorial board wrote, ‚ÄúIf Washington still wants to ‚Äėdo something‚Äô about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders The WSJ editors suggest that they would much prefer Trump work with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)44% than Jeff Sessions. The editors write that if Trump were to ‚Äúwork closely...
  • Poll: Cruz beats Trump head-to-head

    01/14/2016 11:13:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz would beat rival Donald Trump in a theoretical head-to-head matchup, a new national poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows. However, among all GOP candidates, Trump still holds a commanding lead as the first choice of 33 percent support nationally. Cruz takes second, with 20 percent.
  • Report: U.S. spying on Israel swept up members of Congress

    12/29/2015 4:08:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    U.S. spying programs scooped up communications between members of Congress and Israeli leaders, giving the White House insight into Israel’s lobbying of U.S. lawmakers against the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The article, published Tuesday afternoon, reports that the U.S. continued to spy on select leaders of allied nations despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to curb such surveillance two years ago, and that it was a top priority to maintain spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. As part of that continued surveillance, the National Security Agency also swept...
  • Mark Levin shreds Wall Street Journal: 'Delusional. Unprincipled. Cronies.'

    12/22/2015 1:57:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 22, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Talk radio megastar Mark Levin signed off for the year with a double-barrelled blast at the Wall Street Journal for suggesting that conservative infighting will make Hillary Clinton the next president. In a Facebook post, Levin said the final straw for him was a WSJ column about Clinton under the headline, "Let's Elect Hillary Now. We want a president we can loathe all of the time -- not support some of the time."
  • Ted Cruz tackles the Wall Street Journal

    12/21/2015 7:07:06 AM PST · by Isara · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/21/15 | Kyle Cheney and Hadas Gold
    The paper's conservative editorial board says he's disingenuous and demagogic. The senator says the paper is shilling for Marco Rubio. When tea party upstart Ted Cruz began his ascent in 2012, The Wall Street Journal's editorial board saw enough promise to hint at a new era of GOP reform politics.But it didn't take long for the influential opinion page to sour on the Texas senator. Within months after Cruz was sworn in to office, the Journal was castigating him for his tone and tactics - along with his naked pursuit of the presidency just months after joining the Senate -...
  • Trump and the Goodfellas [Wall St. J. Editorial]

    12/12/2015 6:07:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | December 11, 2015
    Trump and the Goodfellas The presidential candidate says he didn‚Äôt know he was doing business with the mob. Dec. 11, 2015 Donald Trump says he‚Äôll succeed as President because he has succeeded in business, so it‚Äôs appropriate to scour his business record. One area in particular that deserves scrutiny is his business relationship with companies controlled by the Mafia. The reporting on this has so far been scanty, and we have no new revelations. But Mr. Trump was active in construction in the 1980s, when federal racketeering cases highlighted the influence that a ‚Äúclub‚ÄĚ of mobsters exerted over large construction...
  • Ted Cruz slams WSJ for negative editorial

    12/10/2015 6:28:17 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/15 | Nick Gass
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz laid into The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview, remarking upon its support for amnesty that it should change its "header to the Marco Rubio for President Newspaper" for the next three months.In an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" taped Wednesday and aired in segments Thursday morning, co-host Joe Scarborough brought up a Dec. 2 editorial in which The Wall Street Journal called out his positions on Syria and his opposition of the bulk collection of phone metadata by the National Security Agency."Mr. Cruz's Syria and NSA gambits seem intended to signal to Rand Paul...
  • Fox News, Wall Street Journal Sign Obama Climate Pledge

    12/03/2015 8:37:53 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    AIM ^ | December 2, 2015 | Don Irvine
    The parent companies of conservative cable news network Fox News Channel and the right-leaning Wall Street Journal have signed onto a White House pledge to combat climate change. From the White House statement: Today, the White House will announce additional commitments from 73 companies from across the American economy who are joining the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. With this announcement, a total of 154 companies will have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong...
  • NY Times Once Thought 'Toxic' Woodrow Wilson Was 'A Man of High Equipment for the Office'

    11/27/2015 1:42:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | Tim Graham
    James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal often tackles newspapers contradicting themselves under the headline "Two Papers in One!" Wednesday's edition, though, went back to point out that the sudden revulsion at Woodrow Wilson's racism is at odds with The New York Times editorial page arguing in favor of Wilson for President back in those times. Now Wilson represents a "toxic legacy" of unapologetic racism, but in 1912 , the Times oozed over him as "a man of high equipment for the office, worthy of the full confidence of the people." To wit:
  • WSJ Wrong on Cruz Again

    11/22/2015 8:30:35 AM PST · by Isara · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 22nd, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    It is the real schism in the conservative world that just never seems to end.This one caught my eye: a column in the¬†Wall Street Journal¬†by the redoubtable Kim Strassel, in which she goes after Senator Ted Cruz‚ÄĒwho has been scorned repeatedly on the WSJ‚Äôs editorial page‚ÄĒfor supposed ‚Äúmissteps‚ÄĚ on national security.Along the way, Strassel says this:‚ÄúThe senator‚Äôs supporters adore him because they see him in those moments when he has positioned himself as the hero. To them he is the stalwart forcing a government shutdown over ObamaCare. He‚Äôs the brave soul calling to filibuster in defense of gun rights. He‚Äôs...
  • DONALD TRUMP: The 'dummies' at The Wall Street Journal owe me an apology

    11/12/2015 3:10:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/12/2015 | Colin Campbell and Brett LoGiurato
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told Business Insider on Thursday that he is demanding a formal apology from The Wall Street Journal for an editorial that panned his free-trade policies. "In other words, they said, 'Donald Trump made a mistake in his speech.' And I didn't. It was said perfectly," the real-estate mogul said during an interview at his Trump Tower office. "And when you read my transcript ‚ÄĒ that's the transcript of my speech," he said, handing out a typed copy of his debate remarks, "it's perfect. So now we've demanded an apology from The Wall Street Journal." The...
  • Poll: Donald Trump [24%] Won The Debate;Kasich,Bush Dead Last [Cruz/Carson 13%]

    11/12/2015 12:38:37 PM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | November 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    After every Republican presidential debate all the Smart People like to sit around and smugly laugh at the Drudge Report’s online poll showing Donald Trump won the debate. Then a poll-poll comes out and shows Trump won the debate. This of course never shuts up the Smart People because feeling smug will always be more important to them than being correct. Anyway, according to a poll-poll, Trump won Tuesday night’s debate
  • For debate, Fox Business aims to be the anti-CNBC (WSJ's foreigner mod Gerard Baker in hiding)

    11/09/2015 5:07:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/9/15 | HADAS GOLD
    In interviews, moderators Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo vow to stay out of the action. Fox Business Network, the host of Tuesday's GOP debate, has its claws out - not for the candidates, as its moderators vow to stick closely to the issues, but for its more famous competitor CNBC. -snip- At FBN, Bartiromo and Cavuto will be joined as questioners by Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker, whom the Journal did not make available for an interview.
  • Everything you need to know about Tuesday's Republican debate (Mod Gerard Baker not a US citizen!)

    11/08/2015 12:44:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/8/15 | NOAH WEILAND
    When is the next Republican presidential debate? The fourth Republican presidential debate will be Tuesday, November 10th, live from the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. -snip- Who will moderate the debate? There will be three moderators: FBN anchors Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto and Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker. Before Cavuto was a Fox News staple (he hosts a show every afternoon at 4 PM), he interned in Jimmy Carter’s White House.
  • Maria Bartiromo: Debate should help voters (WSJ's Gerard Baker to collude with Karl Rove again?)

    11/08/2015 12:03:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/6/15 | Hal Boedeker
    Maria Bartiromo sees her role in moderating the next Republican presidential debate as getting specifics, not generating entertainment. "This is a serious election," said the Fox Business Network anchor. "Many people feel we're still in a recession. They see the rich getting richer. The issues are most important. What is it these people [the candidates] have to say about it? Why are we in a stagnant position and how will they change it?" Bartiromo will be one of three debate moderators at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Fox Business. She will be joined in Milwaukee by fellow Fox Business anchor Neil...
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Carson Surges Into Lead of National GOP Race

    11/02/2015 3:56:03 PM PST · by CaptainK · 343 replies ^ | 11/2/2015 | Mark Murray
    Ben Carson has surged into the lead of the Republican presidential race, getting support from 29 percent of GOP primary voters, according to a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. That's the highest percentage any GOP candidate has obtained so far in the survey. Carson's 29 percent is followed by Donald Trump at 23 percent, Marco Rubio at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at 10 percent and Jeb Bush at 8 percent. These findings are similar to a New York Times/CBS poll released last week, which also showed Carson in first place in the national GOP contest.
  • Polls: Trump Still Leads in IA and NH, But Loses Ground

    10/04/2015 7:52:53 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 40 replies
    NBC/WSJ ^ | 10/4/15 | Carrie Dann
    Donald Trump remains ahead in the early Republican nominating contests of Iowa and New Hampshire, but his lead has shrunk from a month ago, according to brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls of these two states.
  • (Hillary/Obama) State Department swept sex scandals under the rug

    10/20/2013 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies
    NY POST ^ | 10/19/13 | Kate Briquelet
    State Dept IG leaked an internal memo citing derailed probes under then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton. Records show staffers who were known sex abusers were given cushy govt jobs or allowed to retire... The bombshell memo accuses ex-Belgium Amb Howard Gutman and members of Clintonís security detail of hiring prostitutes....Gutman had apparently also solicited sexual favors from "minor children.Ē Gutman was allowed to retire in July. ēChuck Lisenbee, a former Beirut security officer who was being probed for allegedly sexually assaulting local guards, is now a special agent in Washington for the Office of Diplomatic Vehicles, Enforcement and Outreach, according...
  • NBC caught manipulating poll results released today.

    09/27/2015 3:27:35 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 83 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/26/2015 | sundance
  • The Donald and the Demagogues

    09/01/2015 10:52:46 AM PDT · by Demiurge2 · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/1/15 | Bret Stephens
    The Donald and the Demagogues Democracies that trade substance for charisma donít last. Trump is Americaís answer to Hugo ChŠvez. By Bret Stephens Aug. 31, 2015 7:34 p.m. ET If by now you donít find Donald Trump appalling, youíre appalling. If you have reached physical maturity and still chuckle at Mr. Trumpís pubescent jokes about Rosie OíDonnell or Heidi Klum, you will never reach mental maturity. If you watched Mr. Trump mock fellow candidate Lindsey Grahamís low poll numbers and didnít cringe at the lack of class, you are incapable of class. If you think we need to build new...
  • The Donald And The Demagogues

    08/31/2015 10:19:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | August 31, 2015 | BRET STEPHENS
    The Donald And The Demagogues Democracies that trade substance for charisma donít last. Trump is Americaís answer to Hugo ChŠvez. By BRET STEPHENS Aug. 31, 2015 If by now you donít find Donald Trump appalling, youíre appalling. If you have reached physical maturity and still chuckle at Mr. Trumpís pubescent jokes about Rosie OíDonnell or Heidi Klum, you will never reach mental maturity. If you watched Mr. Trump mock fellow candidate Lindsey Grahamís low poll numbers and didnít cringe at the lack of class, you are incapable of class. If you think we need to build new airports in Queens...
  • As War Closes In, Syriaís Assad Puts Emphasis on Living a Normal Life

    08/26/2015 7:29:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | RAJA ABDULRAHIM
    On the day in May when Islamic State militants raised their black flag above the ancient city of Palmyra, the Damascus Opera House featured a singer in a rumpled black suit belting out traditional Arabic ballads. Members of the audience were herded together so the half-empty auditorium appeared full on state television, and the crowd whistled, clapped and danced in the aisles for the benefit of the cameras. This week, as the extremist militants blew up a 2,000-year-old temple in Palmyra, the opera house in the capital 150 miles to the west prepared to open an art exhibit. ďIt is...
  • CNN Editorial: The real 'anchor babies' are conservatives, not Asians

    08/26/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Editorial ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeff Yang
    There are few uglier phrases in the modern conservative lexicon than "anchor baby," not least because of the literal imagery the term brings to mind of a human infant, wrapped in chains and flung overboard to secure a vessel in place. But even as a figure of speech, it's a despicable concept. It refers to the notion that undocumented immigrants exploit the quintessentially American policy of birthright citizenship, which confers the status of citizen to anyone born on U.S. territory, by sneaking across the border to give birth to their children. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently stumbled into the...
  • Do You Trust The liberal CNN/ORC polling outfit? How about Rasmussen, ABC News/WaPo or NBC News/WSJ?

    08/22/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies
    8/22/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was wondering why a polling outfit (CNN/ORC) is now all of a sudden trusted by conservatives? If not, then say so. If it is all of a sudden now trusted by conservatives...I thought that CNN is a liberal outfit and not to be trusted? Limbaugh seems to be going after CNN for their Morten Downey Jr. documentary on TV as somehow being used to juxtapose against Trump, and for their interviews of Trump supporters, and wondering if they are going to hand-pick the worst of the worst in those interviews to somehow paint all Trump supporters in a negative...
  • Obama Sways Influential Jewish Lawmaker to Back Iran Deal

    08/21/2015 10:21:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    Wall St.J ^ | August 21, 2015g | SIOBHAN HUGHES
    Obama Sways Influential Jewish Lawmaker to Back Iran Deal Rep. Nadlerís endorsement capped a week in which president locked in support from several wavering Democrats By SIOBHAN HUGHES Aug. 21, 2015 WASHINGTONóRep. Jerry Nadler on Friday endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, capping a week in which the Obama administration locked in support from several wavering Democrats before a critical vote next month on an agreement that could reshape the U.S. relationship with the Middle East. The Jewish Democrat from New York said that ďfor all its flaws,Ē the accord between Iran and six other nations ďgives us the best chance...
  • Jeb Bush to Hold Fundraiser With Father, Brother

    08/20/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/20/15 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is bringing out the big guns for his next donor summit, turning to his father and brother to headline the event in Texas this fall, according to a copy of the invitation. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will be the big draw at the third major-donor conference Jeb Bush has organized to raise money for his 2016 White House bid. The Houston gathering, dubbed the ďJeb Celebration,Ē illustrates the pros and cons of Jeb Bushís famous bloodline because it is sure to draw legions of donors loyal to his dad and...
  • Smoking Gun: MPAA Emails Reveal Plan To Run Anti-Google Smear Campaign Via Today Show And WSJ

    07/25/2015 11:11:35 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 22 replies
    techdirt ^ | 7-24-15 | Mike Masnick
    If you talk to the reporters who work for various big media companies, they insist that they have true editorial independence from the business side of their companies. They insist that the news coverage isn't designed to reflect the business interests of their owners. Of course, most people have always suspected this was bullshit -- and you could see evidence of this in things like the fact that the big TV networks refused to cover the SOPA protests. But -- until now -- there's never necessarily been a smoking gun with evidence of how such business interests influences the editorial...
  • Trump and His Apologists (Wall Street Journal Editorial)

    07/20/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 180 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Editorial
    The summer Trump polling spurt has nonetheless been instructive in exposing a growing problem on the political right. All too many conservatives, including some magazine editors, have been willing to overlook his hucksterism as heís risen in the polls. They pretend that he deserves respect because heís giving voice to some deep disquiet or anger in the American electorate. But America has rarely lacked for demagogues willing to exploit public discontents. William Jennings Bryan won three Democratic presidential nominations running against eastern elites. In 1948 Henry Wallace ran as a Soviet sympathizer while Strom Thurmond won 39 electoral votes running...
  • Wall Street Journal: Cruzís closeness to Trump reveals Ďlack of characterí

    07/20/2015 7:28:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 20, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz insists he wonít wage ďviolenceĒ on RepublicansĖwhich is part of the reason why he wonít condemn Donald Trumpís comments about immigrants and prisoners of war. The Wall Street Journal isnít holding back, though. The paperís conservative editorial board slammed Cruz and praised former Gov. Rick Perry for their starkly different responses to Trumpís claim that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ďis only a war hero because he got captured. I like people who werenít captured better.Ē Perry, an Air Force veteran, had one of the quickest and most forceful condemnations of Trump, insisting the real estate mogul wasnít...
  • Trading halted on NYSE floor

    07/08/2015 8:48:37 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 157 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 8, 2015
    Trading in all symbols was temporarily halted on the New York Stock Exchange floor Wednesday due to an apparent technical issue. "NYSE/NYSE MKT has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols. Additional information will follow as soon as possible," the NYSE said in a statement on its status page. A technical issue caused the trading halt, Reuters reported, citing a source. Trading stopped around 11:30 a.m. ET.
  • NYSE Tweets: no Cyber Attack

    07/08/2015 9:53:07 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 49 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | July 8, 2015 | self
  • Former Walker aide to file civil rights lawsuit against John Doe prosecutor (WI)

    07/01/2015 8:56:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Ė Cindy Archer was once made to beg sheriffís deputies and FBI agents not to shoot her dogs during an early-morning raid on her Madison home. Now the former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who has never been charged with a crime in the Democrat-launched John Doe investigation is fighting back in court. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Tuesday evening, Archer writes that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and his agents ransacked her house and ruined her career. ďAfter much soul-searching, I am filing a civil-rights lawsuit on Wednesday against Milwaukee County District Attorney...
  • Obamaís Gun-Control Misfire

    06/10/2015 9:05:17 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 9, 2015 | JASON L. RILEY
    Last September the Obama administration produced an FBI report that said mass shooting attacks and deaths were up sharplyóby an average annual rate of about 16% between 2000 and 2013. Moreover, the problem was worsening. ďThe findings establish an increasing frequency of incidents,Ē said the authors. ďDuring the first 7 years included in the study, an average of 6.4 incidents occurred annually. In the last 7 years of the study, that average increased to 16.4 incidents annually.Ē The White House could not possibly have been more pleased with the media reaction to these findings, which were prominently featured by the...
  • WSJ Editorial Wrong About Menendez Indictment

    05/15/2015 9:13:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 15, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Itís been almost a month since the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial titled ďThe Menendez Indictment.Ē We responded in a letter to the editor that has not been published. Itís a safe bet it never will be, so we post it here. The Journal got to the point in its opening paragraph: Ill-defined federal laws now reach into virtually every sphere of human behavior, and thus prosecutors can destroy almost anyone they choose. The recent indictment of Senator Robert Menendez on 14 counts of corruption and ďhonest servicesĒ fraud is a troubling case in point that deserves more...
  • U.S. Economic Growth Nearly Stalls Out

    04/29/2015 8:11:57 AM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/29/2015 | Jeffrey Sparshott
    WASHINGTONóThe U.S. economy slowed to a crawl at the start of the year as businesses slashed investment, exports tumbled and consumers showed signs of caution, marking a return to the uneven growth that has been a hallmark of the nearly six-year economic expansion. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, expanded at a 0.2% seasonally adjusted annual rate in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The economy advanced at a 2.2% pace in the fourth quarter and 5% in the third. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected growth...
  • BOOK: Hillary Gave Russian Govt. Half of U.S. Uranium Output to Reward Donorís Company

    04/22/2015 9:06:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/15 | Breitbart News
    Editorís Note: This story first appeared in the Wall Street Journal. We reprint in part here.†Hillary Clintonís State Department was part of a panel that approved the sale of one of Americaís largest uranium mines at the same time a foundation controlled by the sellerís chairman was making donations to a Clinton family charity, records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show.The $610 million sale of 51% of Uranium One to a unit of Rosatom, Russiaís state nuclear agency, was approved in 2010 by a U.S. federal committee that assesses the security implications of foreign investments. The State Department, which...
  • The End of History, Part II [AP US History distortions]

    04/04/2015 8:52:50 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-1-15 | Lynne Cheney
    (Snip) The framework requires that all questions take up sweeping issues, such as ďgroup identity,Ē which leaves little place for transcendent individuals. Men and women who were once studied as inspirational figures have become examples of trends, and usually not uplifting ones. The immigrant story that the exam tells is of oppressed people escaping to America only to find more oppression. That many came seeking the Promised Landóand found it hereóis no longer part of the narrative. (Snip)
  • Nuclear Deal Allows Iran Significantly to Boost Centrifuges After 10 Years

    04/04/2015 12:54:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 4, 2015 | By LAURENCE NORMAN
    France on Saturday outlined one part of what the gradual ramp-up of Iranís nuclear program could entail after the initial 10-year phase of a framework accord. Since Thursdayís deal between Tehran and a group of six world powers on the outlines of a final agreement, the U.S., the Iranians and the French have each produced their own documents outlining what they see as the highlights of the deal. That has led to squabbling between U.S. and Iranian officials over differences in their versions. According to a French fact sheet, Iran would be able to carry out a ďgradual, clearly defined...
  • The European Union Is Preparing To Sue Google, And It Wants A Fight

    04/03/2015 12:11:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    FastCompany ^ | April 2, 2015 | David Lumb [after The Wall Street Journal]
    Google has a staggering 90% dominance of all search in the EU, making it much more influential than it is in the U.S., where it currently holds 75% dominance, says Business Insider). Experts told The Wall Street Journal that it is easier to bring an antitrust lawsuit to the EU commission than to a U.S. court: Unlike in the U.S., where antitrust investigators must prove their case to a judge, the EU Commission acts as prosecutor, judge, and jury in competition cases... If convicted, Google could be forced to pay as much as 10% of its annual revenue, which amounted...
  • Price decline hits oil patch

    03/29/2015 10:19:40 AM PDT · by Perkinsbob54 · 5 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 3/25/15 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    At least 2,000 jobs will likely be lost in New Mexicoís oil and gas industry in the coming months because of sharp declines in the price of crude oil, according to estimates by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
  • Yes, Barney Frank Admits, I Want to Blame Only Bush

    03/29/2015 9:42:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/28/15 | Jack Coleman
    As a long-term strategy for defeating jihadists, Americans blaming George W. Bush ad infinitum is sure to be a winner -- for jihadists. It's right up there with American retreat from leadership in the world as high on their list of goals. And sure enough, former congressman Barney Frank heartily endorses both. Frank was among the guests on last night's Real Time with Bill Maher, brimming with his usual persnickety bluster. At one point he tangled with conservative columnist S.E. Cupp on the subject of the abrupt US military withdrawal from Yemen. This led to a pair of candid admissions...
  • Liberal Professor: If You Understand Economics, You're Likely to be a Bad Person

    03/29/2015 9:37:16 AM PDT · by rightistight · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/29/15 | Aurelius
    According to Lisa Wade, a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, if you have an understandings of Economics, you are likely a bad person. That was her finding in an article she published this week, titled "ARE ECONOMICS MAJORS ANTI-SOCIAL?" The first word in the piece was simply, "Yep." Dr. Wade writes that if you have taken classes on Economics, you "are less likely to share, less generous to the needy, and more likely to cheat, lie, and steal." She largely bases her belief on a study from 2010. In the study, students were asked if they would like...