Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Pastors Expected to Endorse Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump will take the next step in his religious outreach effort next week when he announces the endorsement of a group of 100 African-American pastors and religious leaders at his Manhattan headquarters. The Republican presidential candidate has a private meeting with the group scheduled on Monday before they make their offer of support official, according to his campaign.

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Emails: CNN Reporter Coordinated With Hillary Aide To Smear Rand Paul During 2013 Benghazi Hearing

A CNN reporter who was recently suspended for two weeks for violating the network's editorial guidelines showed up in a new trove of State Department emails released on Tuesday in which she appears to have coordinated social media posts with a top Hillary Clinton State Department aide during the former secretary of state's Jan. 23, 2013 Senate testimony about the Benghazi attacks.

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Will Senator Cruz Follow Reagan’s Lead on the NSA?

Craig Shirley, author of Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan, is an impressive writer with a vast knowledge of Reagan’s terms as president who has nonetheless gotten a very important part of Reagan’s legacy wrong. Shirley has written about how Reagan would have reacted to the Paris massacre by enlisting today’s “Christian Russia” and “free market China” in a coalition against Islamic terrorism. Shirley is wrong on both counts.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Huckabee and Santorum-down in the polls but definitely not out.

It's been said to me a number of times from Republican activists of every stripe. Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, both former Iowa caucus winners, just don't have it this time around, and thus, they should take the cue and get out of the Republican race for president.

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Bernie Sanders Digs Noam Chomsky, MSM Yawns

In a bid to pump up his anemic African-American support, Bernie Sanders very publicly chowed down yesterday with rapper Killer Mike, who at a subsequent rally endorsed Sanders. Reporting on the meeting of the unlikely duo, the Washington Post wrote that among other things they discussed "their mutual appreciation for the work of the philosopher Noam Chomsky."

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CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS Reportedly Band Together to Push Back Against Trump

Representatives from CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, and ABC united today to rally around a common enemy: Donald Trump.

The networks want Trump to ease restrictions placed on reporters covering his events, the Washington Post reports.

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Kasich goes for the jugular in latest Trump attack ads

Ohio Gov. John Kasich launched an all-out attack Monday on Donald Trump as the billionaire stumped in Kasich's home state. In advance of a planned Trump speech in Columbus, Kasich unveiled a new ad highlighting Trump's controversial comments in support of registering Muslim citizens in the United States.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Art Laffer: The Rand Paul And Ted Cruz Flat Tax Plans Are Best Tax Proposals

As we've cheerfully noted on these pages, the good news on the presidential campaign trail is that almost all Republicans are now for serious pro-growth tax reform and simplification. Every candidate wants lower rates (some a one-rate flat tax), fewer loopholes and carve-outs, and a reduced role for an abusive IRS.

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The Democratic Win in Louisiana Is No Sign of the Party’s Revival

Saturday, Democrats elected their first governor in the Deep South in eight years, as Louisiana state legislator John Bel Edwards defeated GOP U.S. senator David Vitter. The Democrats' double-digit victory in Louisiana makes up for their losing the Kentucky governorship to Republicans three weeks ago. But Edwards's victory does little to change the unpopularity of Democrats in the South.

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Poll: Six Republican candidates would beat Hillary in head-to-head general election match-up

Do you smell that?  I love the smell of panic in the morning especially from Democrats.  Perhaps not panic.  But the results of this latest Fox poll should elicit some hand-wringing, wailing, and gnashing of teeth from Democrats.  Six Republican candidates several who are barely registering in GOP polls would beat Hillary Clinton in the general election, according to the poll.
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Trump takes heat for tweet about black murder rates

Donald Trump is taking heat on social media for a Sunday afternoon tweet of statistics purporting to show that the vast majority of murdered black people in the U.S. are killed by other black people.

The tweet was apparently Trump’s response to a Twitter thread about support from white supremacists for the GOP front-runner.

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Carson Fading in Iowa; Conservatives Flock to Ted Cruz Over Terrorism Concerns

A few weeks ago, the sky seemed the limit for Ben Carson. The retired neurosurgeon was surging in the polls, and had overtaken every single one of his rivals in Iowa. From the looks of it, he was going to be a real player come primary season.

How fast things change. Just one week after the terror attacks in Paris, left-wing website Politico reports that Carson is fading -- fast.

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What does Jeb Bush get for $20 million in TV ad buys? Not much.

Jeb Bush and his supporters have spent more than twice that of any other candidate or outside group on TV ads in the 2016 presidential race. And what does the former Florida governor get for nearly $20 million, asks Mark Murray of NBC News.
Apparently, not much.

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John Bel Edwards defeats David Vitter in Louisiana governor race

Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008.
Edwards, a state lawmaker, will take over the office from term-limited Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal in January.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Man Arrested at Trump Rally was Convicted of Bomb Attempt on Marine Recruiting Center

A man arrested for disrupting a rally Wednesday night in Worcester, Massachusetts by leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year in prison for a 2005 attempt to blow up a Marine Recruiting Center in Worcester.

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This Is a War We Must Wage and Win

Note: This post was adapted from a speech given by Carly Fiorina the day after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Like all of you, I am heartsick and heartbroken at the carnage in Paris. I am filled with revulsion for the terrorists who carried out these brutal attacks and the murderous Islamist extremism that fuels their violent hatred.I am angry that, just hours before the Paris attacks began and against all the evidence, President Obama declared ISIS "contained" and took a victory lap.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Donald Trump Corrects the Record: Media Proposed Muslim Database, Not Me

Donald Trump corrected reports from the media suggesting that he actually wanted a government database for all Muslim Americans to be registered in order to stop terrorism.

“I didn’t suggest a database – a reporter did,” he wrote on Twitter moments ago. “We must defeat Islamic terrorism and have surveillance, including a watch list, to protect America.”

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Marco Rubio has killed ObamaCare

Marco Rubio conceived and pushed a plan that will all but kill ObamaCare -- and he did it years ago.
Thank you.
United Health Care, the nation's largest HMO, delivered bad news to shareholders but good news for ObamaCare opponents yesterday. The company announced their earnings would take a big hit since ObamaCare and the associated marketplaces have not delivered the customers and the profits that starry-eyed fabulists had projected years ago.

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John Kasich's donor list has Ohio all over it

The donor list for the major "super-PAC" supporting Ohio Gov. John Kasich's bid for president reads like a who's who of prominent Ohio political donors. There are Wexners - Abigail S. Wexner, wife of Leslie Wexner, founder of The Limited, contributed $1 million to New Day for America.

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Cruz calls EPA emissions plan ‘tyranny’

Sen. Ted Cruz and Attorney General Ken Paxton denounced a new federal emissions regulation as illegal, expensive and pointless Thursday during an energy conference organized by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.The Environmental Protection Agency's new regulation, known as the Clean Power Plan, was finalized last month and immediately challenged in court by 26 states and an array of companies and associations in the energy industry.

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Sanders tries, fails, to explain 'democratic socialism'

For months, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been promising a speech that would explain and make palatable what he calls "democratic socialism."
The problem for Sanders is that during his entire political career, he has run for office as a "socialist" - never mind the addition of "democratic."

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Rand Paul Says Marco Rubio 'Had Secret Deal With Chuck Schumer' On Immigration

Rand Paul appeared on Mark Levin's radio show Tuesday evening to share his thoughts on the refugee crisis and the lack of vetting of Muslim refugees arriving in America. The conservative, libertarian senator had some other things to say, especially about Marco Rubio.
Rubio has always supported an open-borders policy and was part of the Gang of 8, the group of senators that tried to pass amnesty for illegal aliens and would have opened the floodgates to Islamic refugees.

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Donald Trump Could Win the Republican Nomination in a Blowout

Donald Trump is looking increasingly likely to win the Republican nomination in 2016, and it may not even be close.
Four months after being widely dismissed as a celebrity candidate who would wither under scrutiny, Trump isn't just defying political gravity. He's powering past it as he expands his leads in both national polls and critical early voting states.

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Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and the Politics of Toughness

Last week, GOP presidential candidates and fellow freshman senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz squabbled over immigration. Now, in the wake of Paris being attacked by a murderous gang of Islamist terrorists, they're fighting over foreign policy. Rubio is much more of a "neoconservative," at least in the foreign policy sense, than Cruz , and the Texas senator is subtly attacking him for it.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bobby Jindal becomes the latest Republican to end presidential candidacy

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who campaigned as an unstinting champion of social conservatives but found himself crowded out by other more forceful, dynamic personalities, on Tuesday abruptly ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Paris attacks force Sanders to adjust campaign strategy

"All of a sudden I heard this jarring switch to income inequality," Democratic strategist Brad Bannon said about how Sanders kicked off the debate in Iowa.
"I know they were trying to shift the debate back to their turf, but it was so jarring. That's not what Americans wanted to hear. They had been watching nonstop coverage of the tragedy in Paris for a full 24 hours at that point." Friday's Paris attacks have forced Bernie Sanders to adjust his strategy to prove to Democrats that he's fit to be commander in chief.

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Trump names Cruz when asked about VP spot

Donald Trump on Tuesday named Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when asked about his possible running mate in 2016.

“Ted Cruz is now agreeing with me 100 percent,” he said when asked about his vice presidential pick, according to Lifezette.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rick Santorum Tags Ben Carson: My Bill to Save Terri Schiavo Was Not “Much Ado About Nothing”

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is taking issue with comments pro-life presidential hopeful Ben Carson made about the legislation Congress passed to help Terri Schiavo's family try to save her life. As LifeNews reported, Carson thinks the federal and state governments overreached when they attempted to protect Terri Schiavo from a painful 14-day starvation and dehydration death...

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Ted Cruz's Simple Flat Tax Isn't All That Simple

Ted Cruz has unveiled his Simple Flat Tax plan that includes a single low, low personal income tax with a single rate of 10%. He also wants to eliminate the federal corporate income tax and the employee payroll tax, and replace them with a 16% Business Flat Tax. But according to Larry Kudlow and the Tax Foundation, he is really talking about a value added tax, a VAT. Here is what the Tax Foundation says about the Cruz plan.

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Jeb Bush loses TV ad edge to Marco Rubio

Down in the polls, Jeb Bush was supposed to find refuge in his financial superiority. But just as his campaign enters the critical primary phase, the fallen front-runner is about to get outgunned on the airwaves by the man his campaign views as its chief rival: Marco Rubio.

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Louisiana governor candidates John Bel Edwards and David Vitter clash in heated final debate

In a final statewide TV debate Monday (Nov. 16), Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter began making the closing arguments in a wild gubernatorial campaign that often took on an angry tone. The two men came out swinging as the debate opened with a question about Syrian refugees; it ended with Vitter making a personal appeal to voters for forgiveness for his prostitution scandal and Edwards making the case that he's the best leader. In between, both men fumed at each other for a series of attacks that each said was a distortion of his record.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Christie: No Syrian Refugees In America, Not Even ‘Orphans Under The Age Of Five’

Chris Christie said that because he lacks the confidence in the Obama Administration’s vetting ability, he would not allow any Syrian refugees into America — not even “orphans under the age of five.”Appearing on The Hugh Hewitt Show on Monday, Christie said, “The fact is, that we need for appropriate vetting and I don’t think orphans under five should be admitted into the United States at this point.” 
It is “shameful” that Obama doesn’t understand the president’s first job is to “protect the safety and the security of the American people,” said Christie.

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Email Reveals e Huma Abedin Warning State Department Staffer That Hillary “Often Confused”

 Judicial Watch today released more than 35 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin revealing that Abedin advised Clinton aide and frequent companion Monica Hanley that it was “very important” to go over phone calls with Clinton because the former Secretary of State was “often confused.”  The emails, from Abedin’s “” address, also reveal repeated security breaches, with the Secretary’s schedule and movements being sent and received through Abedin’s non-governmental and unsecured Clinton server account. 

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Why Steve King Endorsed Ted Cruz — And Not Ben Carson or Donald Trump

Congressman Steve King has endorsed Ted Cruz for President — saying Cruz is the "answer to my prayers" and that Ben Carson and Donald Trump's lack of Washington, D.C., experience makes the job "harder" for them.

"I do believe that Ted Cruz is the full package, the constitutional conservative that can restore the soul of America," King told reporters in a conference room at the Des Moines Marriott.

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Donald Trump: Syrian refugees a 'Trojan horse'

Donald Trump says he's now more against allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. than ever, warning it could be a way for terrorists to sneak into the country.
"We have no idea who these people are, we are the worst when it comes to paperwork," Trump said Monday on CNBC. "This could be one of the great Trojan horses."

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

When Trump Fought the Racists

A 1997 Wall Street Journal story featured his Florida fight against anti-Semitism, racists.

“Trump is a racist!” was the mocking cry from an off-stage Larry David when Trump recently hosted Saturday Night Live. The David bit was designed to make fun not of Trump but Trump’s critics. In this case a left-wing group calling itself which, without the slightest sense of irony, put together a thoroughly racist ad having children spewing obscenities as they proclaimed their allegiance not to America and its ideals but rather to their race.

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Bush: U.S. Should only Accept ‘Christian’ Refugees from Syria

The news that at least one of the perpetrators of Friday’s horrific terror attacks in Paris had entered Europe posing as a refugee from the civil war in Syria ignited debate Sunday over whether and how the U.S. should follow through with a pledge to accept some 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year. One top Republican candidate said that the focus should be on allowing Christians into the country.

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AP FACT CHECK: Clinton on guns; Sanders on wage inequality

Bernie Sanders persisted in using shopworn stats on income inequality and Hillary Rodham Clinton glossed over the well-heeled donors to her campaign in the latest Democratic presidential debate.
Some of the claims in the debate Saturday night and how they compare with the facts:CLINTON: "Since we last debated in Las Vegas, nearly 3,000 people have been killed by guns. Two hundred children have been killed. This is an emergency." She said that in the same period there have been 21 mass shootings, "including one last weekend in Des Moines where three were murdered."

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Clinton wobbled on foreign policy in debate

Hillary Clinton came to Saturday’s debate eager to showcase her confident command of foreign policy and to deliver a former secretary of state’s master class on world affairs — a day after the massacres in Paris reminded voters that the race to be president is also a contest to be commander in chief.

Instead, she essentially ducked tough questions about the lack of a postwar plan for Libya and whether the administration underestimated the so-called Islamic State.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

In Obama Era, G.O.P. Bolsters Grip in the States

Young, telegenic and news media savvy, State Auditor Adam Edelen looked like a shoo-in for re-election when Democrats gathered in a horse barn here for a buffet dinner late last month. Most figured he would go on to challenge Senator Rand Paul, whose Republican presidential bid is faltering
even as he seeks re-election.

Now a Paul-Edelen matchup is off the table. Kentucky Democrats, including Mr. Edelen, were trounced last week in an election that swept aside decades of their dominance over state government — and added Mr. Edelen to a growing list of Democrats across the country who have had painful defeats since President Obama was elected.

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Santorum: Obama, Hillary created ISIS

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says President Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton bear responsibility for creating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 
“ISIS is a creation of a political decision by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to abandon Iraq — against all of our generals’ recommendations, against all of the policy recommendations,” Santorum told supporters at the Florida GOP’s Sunshine Summit in Orlando on Saturday.

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Why 2016 could be shattering for Republicans

Election Day 2016 will produce a shattering crash larger than anything the pundits anticipate because the revolutionary economic and social changes occurring in the United States have now pushed both the burgeoning new majority and the conservative Republicans’ counterrevolution beyond their tipping points.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s story about Marines rejection scrutinized after retelling

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton resurrected a story that has been met with skepticism about how she was rejected by a Marine recruiter in the 1970s.

The Democratic presidential frontrunner reminisced about her brief exchange with the young man during a small-scale event called Candidate Café in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday.

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Cruz Fought Amnesty, Rubio Fought Conservatives

I remember the spring of 2013 like it was yesterday.  It was one of the busiest times of my career.  Republicans were working overtime to codify Obama’s open borders agenda into law, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the ring leader of the effort.  The voice of the people was not being heard and we were subjected to fallacious talking points on a daily basis.

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Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are far behind in their own home state

There's fresh evidence here of the unthinkable: Florida's biggest Republican stars, former governor Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, run the risk of losing their state's winner-take-all primary next year to an out-of-state contender.
A loss in their home state could force both Bush and Rubio out of the presidential race after March 15, when Florida and three other states will hold the first winner-take-all primaries.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Trump Was Right About TPP Benefiting China

Donald Trump lambasted the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, contending that China would use it to "take advantage of everyone"--generating snickers from journalists and a withering refutation from Rand Paul, who said "we might want to point out that China is not part of this deal."
But Trump never suggested that China was part of the TPP, only that the country would "come in, as they always do, through the back door" of the agreement. And he was right.

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Media Claims that Obama Faced Same Scrutiny as Ben Carson Don’t Stand Up

Dr. Ben Carson, we're told, has been inducted into the "big leagues" of presidential front-runners, where the press is equally assiduous in vetting each candidate. Politico parsed Carson's imprecise public and written statements about receiving a full scholarship to West Point (actually his ROTC supervisors said they could get him an appointment to the school). The article's new headline no longer hits Carson with a charge of admitting to a fabrication, and it bears an editor's note sort of apologizing for its initially imprecise reporting.

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FBI expands probe of Clinton emails, launches independent classification review

The FBI has expanded its probe of Hillary Clinton's emails, with agents exploring whether multiple statements violate a federal false statements statute, according to intelligence sources familiar with the ongoing case. Fox News is told agents are looking at U.S. Code 18, Section 1001, which pertains to "materially false" statements given either in writing, orally or through a third party. Violations also include pressuring a third party to conspire in a cover-up. Each felony violation is subject to five years in prison.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

POWER RANKINGS: It's now Rubio vs. Cruz

Ben Carson and Donald Trump still stand atop the polls, but Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are now the front-runners. Cruz and Rubio both debated brilliantly, and Jeb Bush failed to turn things around.
There's a trend here: The strong showing of fresh-faced first-term senators in their 40s shows a real readiness for change - a fact also evidenced by the poll dominance of outsiders Carson and Trump.

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Bob Dole endorses Jeb Bush

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has endorsed Jeb Bush for president and will serve as the former Florida governor's National Veterans Chairman, according to the campaign.
Dole said that while almost all of the candidates are his friends, he believes Bush is the most qualified.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is defending his participation in drafting the "Gang of Eight" Senate amnesty bill, which offered illegal immigrants a path to American citizenship by allowing them to apply for a green card. In an interview with Sean Hannity last night, Rubio explained that he was "trying to make a difference" by participating in the 2013 process with liberal Democratic Senators like Chuck Schumer to create the "most conservative bill possible" in a Democratic led Senate.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Real Reason G.W. Bush Hates Ted Cruz

“I just don’t like the guy,” said former President George W. Bush of Senator Ted Cruz, according to reports of a meeting Bush had with donors not too long ago.  The 43rd president went on to add that he believed Cruz was an opportunist running for president for personal gain, unlike his sainted brother, who is a true public servant.

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Trump On Attack Ads: If They Come After Me,"I Come After Them Times Ten"

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump discussed his recent appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and the current status of his presidential campaign.

Also during that interview with host Sean Hannity, Trump reacted to attack ads put forth by other campaigns and their allied super PACs and suggested he would respond to them if needed.

“If they do, I come after them times ten, and that’s the way the game is played,” he said.

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Jeb Bush backers prep for debate by leaking plans to destroy Marco Rubio

Aides to Jeb Bush and the super PAC backing him are so freaked out and betrayed by Sen. Marco Rubio's rise in the Republican presidential polls and Bush's decline, they are setting aside up to $20 million to sink Rubio's campaign and previewing an attack ad criticizing Bush's former protege as too extreme on abortion to get elected president, report Maggie Haberman and Michael Barbaro at The New York Times, citing at least three people "privy to" discussions and preparations in the Bush camp.

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Bernie Sanders spinning lack of Senate support as a positive

Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed Monday that his inability to win a single endorsement from his Democratic Senate colleagues is actually a plus.
Having no support among the sitting senators shows he's not part of "the establishment," compared with Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has 31 Senate endorsements, he claimed.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Carson’s Right: In 2008 the Media Ignored More than 30 Lies In Obama’s Bio

For just a moment, forget about how the DC Media allowed President Obama to PrettySpeech his way out of a 20 year relationship with a racist, anti-Semitic preacher. For just a moment, forget about how the DC Media ignored the bombshell that Obama lied about his relationship with a terrorist. As we watch the racially-motivated DC Media lie through omission and commission about “inaccuracies” in Ben Carson’s bio,  let us never forget that during the 2008 election, this same DC Media covered up more than 30 inaccuracies in Obama’s biographies.

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Walker to appear with Jeb Bush to tout school choice

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will appear with Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at an event near Milwaukee touting school choice.
The event Monday comes the day before Bush participates in the next Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee.

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Washington Post: Say, Why Do So Many Republicans Hate Ted Cruz?

I’m guessing this is meant to be a soft hit-piece on Senator Ted Cruz as he runs for President, but, it perfectly explains why he’s so popular with the Conservative base.
Ted Cruz has been branded a “wacko bird” by a Senate colleague and a “jackass” by the former speaker of the House. A GOP consultant labeled him a show horse, and a strategist for a rival presidential campaign called him the Mitt Romney of 2016 — the Republican no other Republican can stand.

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Hillary Clinton, Arms Dealer

In a scathing column Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano makes the convincing case that Hillary Clinton sold weapons to Libya in a direction violation of the U.N. arms embargo, and then lied about it under oath during her testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi Oct. 22.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bush's 'Jeb Can Fix It' tour appears to be changing few minds in New Hampshire

As Jeb Bush attempted to reintroduce himself to presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this week, the former Florida governor had a problem: Many had already met him.
"There's a whole negative air about Jeb amongst the people I know," said Myrna Greene, a retired school secretary who chairs the New Boston Republican Committee.

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Fools Rush In (When will They Ever Learn?)

Once again the corporate media tars a conservative candidate and those who should know better rush in without waiting at least 24 hours for the half-truths and lies to unravel. This week the target was Dr. Ben Carson and the reason and charge were patent: He’s a Black Republican so obviously honest and sincere the media wolves tried to knock him out of contention by claiming he lied.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Is John McCain in Trouble From Kelli Ward Next Year?

I remember people talking about running a primary challenge against John McCain since at least his 2008 presidential run. That came to pass in 2010, but J.D. Hayworth wound up being beaten like a rug to the tune of more than a twenty point spread. Next year it’s time for McCain to face the voters again and he’s already drawn a challenger for his party’s nomination. State Senator Kelli Ward (R – Lake Havasu City) has been building a team and getting ready for this fight since early this year and she was recently in D.C. talking up her bid and looking for conservative support.

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Politico Edits Ben Carson Hit Piece, Drops Claims of ‘Fabrication’

Politico has rewritten the headline, lede, and several portions of the text of an article accusing Ben Carson of "fabricating" part of his personal biography involving the Military Academy at West Point. The story, bearing the byline of reporter Kyle Cheney, now omits the original version's declarations that Carson's statements were false or fraudulent, as seen in an archive of the article.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Rubio vows to release credit card records amid claims of financial mismanagement

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Wednesday he'll release in the next few weeks all of the statements detailing his use of an American Express card he shared with the Republican Party of Florida. --Rubio, a former speaker of the Florida House, had the party-issued card from February 2005 to November 2008. During his successful 2010 bid for U.S. Senate, news broke that Rubio had charged items such as grocery bills, plane tickets for his wife and repairs to the family minivan to the card. His spokesman, Alex Conant, said Wednesday that those expenses were for party business, and that the state GOP paid them.

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Jindal challenges Cruz to a debate

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday challenged his 2016 rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), to a one-on-one debate next week in Milwaukee, a move that highlights the intensifying competition for the support of conservatives.
Rather than targeting the GOP front-runners, businessman Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Jindal is seeking to contrast himself with Cruz, who presents a more direct threat in Iowa, where both men are battling within a crowded field for evangelical caucus-goers.

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Clinton Calls for Exxon Probe After Company Cuts Off Foundation Funding

Hillary Clinton is calling for a federal investigation of ExxonMobil’s climate change activities just months after the company neglected to renew its sponsorship of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting.
ExxonMobil, which is being accused by global warming activists of misleading the public about climate change, has given between $ 1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and sponsored the CGI annual meeting in 2014. But this year, the oil giant was one of six major corporations that stopped sponsoring the event, according to USA Today.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ted Cruz’ most excellent day

There must have been an old school phone booth somewhere near Ted Cruz' D.C. office, as the Senator from Texas seemed to have gone into superhero mode on Nov. 4. Let's recap the loquacious one's most excellent day.
In the morning, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Cruz grilled Stuart Delery, Obama's nominee for U.S. Associate Attorney General, who in his current role at the Justice Department approved the Operation Choke Point initiative that sought to deny banking services to gun dealers and other businesses.

Cruz explained his opposition to Delery's nomination because of this political weaponization of Obama's Justice Department...

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Carson trips over US-Cuba policies

New GOP presidential front-runner Ben Carson had trouble Wednesday answering questions about U.S.-Cuba policies, a report Wednesday says. Carson admitted during an interview that he was in the dark on policies toward those coming to the U.S. from the island nation, according to The Miami Herald.

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Latino group offers $5K for calling Trump a racist on ‘SNL’

A Hispanic advocacy group is offering $5,000 to any audience member who calls GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump a “racist” on-air when he hosts the upcoming episode of “Saturday Night Live."
“NBC’s refusal to drop Trump has put us in the position of dropping $5,000 of cold hard cash to anyone who will yell out ‘Trump is a racist’ during the live broadcast of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ said Santiago Cejudo, an organizer for the Deport Racism PAC, on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Businessman who has been likened to Trump wins Kentucky governor’s race

Republicans stole a key governor's seat in a hotly contested race in Kentucky on Tuesday, installing an outsider businessman who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump as the state's next chief executive. Meanwhile, neighboring Ohio voted against becoming the fifth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
In Kentucky, millionaire GOP investor Matt Bevin led Democratic state Attorney General Jack Conway 52.5 percent to 44 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. The race, which was perhaps the most watched among a series of lower-profile races in Tuesday's off-year election, has been called for Bevin.

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Top Clinton Lawyer Filed Voter Suppression Suit for Group Now Under Investigation for Voter Fraud

A group that had been represented by the top lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign earlier this year is now being investigated by Ohio authorities for fraudulent voter registrations, including the registration of deceased individuals.

Marc Elias, an attorney at Perkins Coie who has become the go-to fixer for Democrats and is now general counsel for Clinton’s presidential campaign, became involved with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative this May when he filed a lawsuit on its behalf to challenge the state’s voter identification laws.

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Can moderators be fair having called Trump a 'witless ape'?

When Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus "suspended" the party's agreement to hold a debate with NBC on February 26, he took care to say that whether or not NBC was involved, the debate, which was set to include questions from partner National Review, would go on as scheduled.
"While we are suspending our partnership with NBC News and its properties, we still fully intend to have a debate on that day, and will ensure that National Review remains part of it," Priebus wrote in a letter to NBC.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Trump's latest book, 'Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again,' is on shelves

Donald Trump is out with a new book that boasts success stories, but offers few details on how he would implement his policy goals as president. --On Tuesday, at 9 a.m., "Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again," was for sale in the Trump Tower Atrium. There was a three-book limit per customer. At noon, Trump, the billionaire businessman, former reality TV star and Republican White House-hopeful, planned to sign books at the Trump Store in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.

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Kasich: Most GOP Politicians and Voters Agree With Me Not Trump on Immigration

Monday on Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said he believes most Republican voters and candidates agree with him, not his “loud” rival Donald Trump and that it is a “double fantasy” that the United States could deport the 11 million illegal immigrants currently living here and get Mexico to pay for a border wall.

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How Democrats Suppress The Vote

In the ongoing fight between Democrats and Republicans over election procedures like voter ID and early voting, the Democrats are supposedly the champions of higher turnout and reducing barriers to participation. But when it comes to scheduling off-cycle elections1 like those taking place today, the Democratic Party is the champion of voter suppression. Indeed, few people will vote today. Many elections are taking place, but almost all are for local offices. School boards, for example, are up for election in Houston; Fairfax County, Virginia; Charlotte, North Carolina and in hundreds of other communities that oversee the education of millions of schoolchildren. But only a small number of highly engaged voters will participate in the elections for these offices.

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