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  • Donald Trump On Racism Charges: ‘I Am The Least Racist Person There Is’

    05/09/2011 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 16 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | May 9, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Donald Trump returned to the airwaves this morning with his rhetoric about President Obama’s job performance remarkably toned down. Trump gave Obama high marks for his handling of Osama bin Laden and said about Obama, “he’s riding high, he’s doing well and I thought he did a good job on 60 Minutes.” Trump instead turned his focus to Pakistan and to the online company Groupon. Trump suggested he knew two months ago that Bin Laden was in Pakistan, and declared Pakistan should no longer receive any aid “unless they get rid of their nuclear weapons,” since “much like China, these...
  • Some Democrats Worry Joe Biden Is Too Old for a Reelection Campaign

    11/28/2022 7:55:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbard ^ | 11/28/2022 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    Some Democrats have publicly expressed that President Joe Biden is simply too old to potentially launch a 2024 reelection bid in the coming months. Biden, who turned 80 years old on November 20th, is the oldest president in U.S. history, achieving that mark when he was inaugurated at age 78 in 2021. Democrats are worried his record old age in office may be a limiting factor if he decides to run again for reelection.
  • Antifa Doxes Portland Cop, Brags About Vandalizing His Car Outside Of His Home

    09/17/2022 10:29:00 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    policetribune.com ^ | September 16, 2022 | Holly Matkin
    An Antifa group doxed a Portland police officer online and boasted about having vandalized his vehicle while it was parked outside his home earlier this week. Details about the incident were contained in an anonymous post on a self-proclaimed “anarchist counter-info platform” known as Rose City Counter-Info, The Post Millennial reported. “Overnight, anarchists visited PPB cop Andrew Hearst at his home in Vancouver Washington,” the post read. “A personal vehicle that belongs to Andrew Hearst was discretely sabotaged.” “If you thought we would forget Quanice Hayes and Merle Hatch, the victims of Andrew Hearst, you are wrong,” the anarchists wrote....
  • Republicans:The party of smaller government? It's time to prove it.

    09/21/2011 6:09:42 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 11 replies
    We have control of the house of Representatives. They control the purse strings. The source of all spending bills. Right? Can anyone tell me why the Republican controlled house rubber-stamps spending that continues to fund... Department of Education Department of Agriculture The Energy department Housing and Urban Development Labor Relations Board EPA Corporation for Public broadcasting How about they take just one department and cut the entire budget? Make the Democrats defend and explain just exactly what would be lost if the entire budget of the Department of Education were cut. Republicans need to prove that they are the party...
  • Re-fund Police? Biden Set to Unveil Spending Plan to Bolster Police Forces

    07/22/2022 8:27:58 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 42 replies
    New American ^ | 7/21/2022 | James Murphy
    President Joe Biden is set to press Congress for a new $37 billion plan to fund increased policing across the nation.
  • Flashback: Romney calling Russia 'our number one geopolitical foe' prompted media onslaught in 2012

    02/22/2022 3:55:34 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Fox news ^ | 02/22/2022 | David Rutz
    Nearly 10 years ago, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scolded his future opponent for telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev he'd have more "flexibility" toward the country after his election. "This is to Russia, this is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on March 26, 2012. "They fight every cause for the world’s worst actors. The idea that [President Barack Obama] has some more flexibility in mind for Russia is very, very troubling, indeed." Pressed by Blitzer, Romney then said the "greatest threat" America faced was a nuclear-armed Iran. But the perceived damage was done.
  • [FLASHBACK] Obama campaign abandons white working-class voters in favor of minorities and the educated

    07/22/2021 1:37:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 28, 2011 | By Staff
    President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign will be the first in modern political history to abandon white working-class voters, strategists claim. For decades, Democrats have been losing more and more blue collar whites. Their alienation helped lead to the massive Republican wave in 2010, when the GOP wooed 30 percent more of them than the Democrats could. Democratic strategists say President Obama is focusing his attention, instead, on poor black and Hispanic voters and educated white professionals. 'All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left...
  • A Flashback in History

    11/20/2020 3:35:56 PM PST · by CDR Kerchner
    The Post & Email ^ | 4 Nov 2013 | Sharon Rondeau
    (Nov. 4, 2013) — On Sunday, CDR Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. (Ret.) published a post on his blog entitled “A Constitutional Storm and Crisis is Coming — Congress Must Act!” after which The Post & Email contacted him to discover his thoughts and motivation for the title and the video. THE POST & EMAIL: What made you title your piece “A Constitutional Storm and Crisis…”? CDR KERCHNER: I see the country falling apart, and I think it’s on purpose. The Cloward-Piven Strategy is being played out. Obamacare is falling apart in front of our eyes, and it’s just going to...
  • Split-Second Justice as U.S. Cracks Down on Border Crossers

    02/11/2014 1:27:19 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 11, 2014 | FERNANDA SANTOS
    TUCSON — “My record is 30 minutes,” Magistrate Judge Bernardo P. Velasco of Federal District Court here said one afternoon, describing the speed with which he had sealed the fates of a batch of 70 migrants caught sneaking into the country. Each of the accused had 25 seconds, give or take, to hear the charges against him, enter a plea and receive a sentence. This is a part of the battle against illegal immigration that many Americans have never heard of. Known as Operation Streamline, it is the core of a federal program that operates in three border states, using...
  • Anti-immigration Hispanics speak out

    10/20/2007 7:26:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 10 replies · 180+ views
    star-telegram ^ | 10/18/07 | PATRICK McGEE
    At an anti-deportation march in Irving on Saturday, one of the leaders told the mostly Hispanic crowd, "We want to send a message that there is no division in our community. We are one." But some Hispanics were there to undermine that statement and demonstrate a sticking point in the immigration debate: Many Hispanics are among the strongest opponents of illegal immigration. "We've been here 38 years, and we deserve to be here, not some illegal immigrants," said Eva Hinojosa, whose parents were from Mexico. "They should go back to their own country; they don't belong here." She and her...
  • Expert: Georgia election server showed signs of tampering

    01/16/2020 8:35:32 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 01 17 2020 | FRANK BAJAK
    A computer security expert says he found that a forensic image of the election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs that the original server was hacked. The server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months, a problem the same expert discovered in August 2016. It was subsequently wiped clean in mid-2017 with no notice, just days after election integrity activists filed a lawsuit seeking an overhaul of what they called the state’s unreliable and negligently run election system. In late December 2019, the plaintiffs were finally able...
  • FLASHBACK: Israel Planned to Kill Soleimani

    01/04/2020 10:27:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2020 | Beth Bauman
    President Donald Trump gave the order to kill Iran's Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani a few days ago following a Hazbollah mob's attacks on the United States' embassy in Baghdad. Now that Soleimani is dead, we're learning that this isn't the first opportunity a nation has had to kill the Iranian terrorist. According to a January 2018 report from the Israel newspaper Haaretz, leaders in Israel were prepared to kill Soleimani back in 2015 but the Obama administration put an end to the plan. Just as Israel was "on the verge" of killing Soleimani, the Obama administration alerted Iranian officials...
  • US Election 2012: Mitt Romney fortune built with help from Robert Maxwell and Jack Lyons

    12/27/2019 8:06:12 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 19, 2012 | Jon Swaine,
    Maxwell, the late owner of Mirror Newspapers, invested $2 million in Mr Romney's first private equity fund, which launched the controversial career in finance that the Republican presidential challenger now cites as proof of his ability to lead the US to prosperity. He was recruited by Lyons, a late colleague of Mr Romney's at Bain & Company and one of the "Guinness Four" who were convicted in 1990 over the infamous share-trading fraud at the drinks firm. Lyons and his family invested almost $3 million in Mr Romney's fund.
  • AP Exclusive: Middleman helped Saudi give to Obama inaugural

    10/29/2019 1:24:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 29, 2019 | Alan Sudermn and Jim Mustian, The Associated Press
    When President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, a Saudi tycoon and his business associate sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to the U.S. to help pay for the inaugural celebration and get a picture with the president, according to court documents and an analysis of campaign finance records by The Associated Press. U.S. election law prohibits foreign nationals from making those sorts of political contributions. But the donations Sheikh Mohammed Al Rahbani tried to send to Obama's inaugural committee were funneled through a seasoned straw donor, the records and the AP analysis show. That intermediary, Imaad Zuberi, agreed this...
  • Trump mocks Romney with video contrasting their presidential bids

    09/23/2019 6:50:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    President Trump on Monday tweeted out a video mocking Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) over his failed 2012 presidential bid, comparing it with Trump's own success four years later. The video includes clips of election night 2012, where Romney lost to former President Obama, and 2016, where Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The video was posted just hours after Romney told reporters that he wants the Trump administration to give Congress the transcript of a highly controversial call between the president and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • Andrew Breitbart Steps Down From GOProud Board After it Outs Perry Advisor

    12/10/2011 2:20:25 PM PST · by rintense · 146 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 12/9/2011 | Andre Tartar
    It's not all that surprising that, in the wake of Rick Perry's much-maligned anti-gay ad the other day, the gay conservative group GOPRoud ended up at the center of the ensuing media storm, fielding requests from reporters left and right. Except it seems that the group's director and chairman (inadvertently, they claim) created a gay-bashing brouhaha of their own by letting slip the true sexual orientation of Tony Fabrizio, a top strategist on the governor's presidential campaign. In an e-mail to the rest of the board — acquired by the Daily Caller — GOProud leaders Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSavlia...
  • Biden to Ryan: 'Oh, Now You're Jack Kennedy?' [flashback]

    04/01/2019 1:58:45 PM PDT · by edwinland · 21 replies
    Mashable ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Alex Fitzpatrick
    In a quip destined to be one of the most memorable of Thursday night's vice presidential debate, Joe Biden jabbed Paul Ryan for seemingly comparing his political chops to those of the late President John F. Kennedy. Ryan was in the process of arguing that it's possible to cut tax rates while keeping in place tax preferences for middle class Americans and growing the economy — something he said has been done before — when Biden cut him off. "You can cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve these important preferences for middle class taxpayers," said Ryan, who was...
  • Rising Star: The Making Of Barack Obama

    02/04/2019 3:40:09 PM PST · by OddLane · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/4/19 | Gerard Perry
    I review a startlingly non-hagiographic biography of the 44th President, and examine why so few in public life have been willing to scrutinize the hypocrisies of Barack Obama.
  • Harry Reid calmly responds to Romney’s tax release: “He’s hiding something. He’s hiding something!”

    09/21/2012 3:22:02 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Reid’s original claim, of course, wasn’t that Romney was “hiding something” but that a Bain investor had told him Romney hadn’t paid income tax at all for 10 years. We found out a few hours ago that that’s not true if your 10-year window includes 2011, and if you believe PricewaterhouseCoopers, it’s not true for the period from 1990-2009, when he paid an average annual effective rate of 20.2 percent. Time for an apology, or time to move the goalposts? Longtime Reid-watchers know the answer. From a Las Vegas Sun reporter:
  • Donald Trump rejects Mitt Romney's ironic tax attack

    02/24/2016 7:03:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Hasan Khan
    Donald Trump is leaving the door open to not releasing his tax returns, just hours after Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the billionaire's tax documents could contain a "bombshell." The GOP front-runner said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that he will "make a determination over the next couple of months" as to whether he will release his tax returns... It was also an attack steeped in irony, since Romney was on the receiving end of similar claims by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, when Democrats eviscerated him over his fortune and business record during the 2012 campaign. Reid...