Friday, September 4, 2015

Anchor Babies and Jeb Bush on Trial in Texas

The First Lady of the Conservative Movement, and our longtime friend, Phyllis Schlafly has posted an excellent article on Townhall explaining that a federal case moving to trial in Texas could provide a means to stop the practice of extending automatic U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal aliens.
Jeb BushRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently called for legislation to end that unpopular practice, which polls show Americans oppose by more than 2 to 1, and even Jeb Bush admitted that it’s perfectly legitimate to call those children "anchor babies."

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Trump, Death Wish, the Wollman Rink, the Damn Fence, and the White House

Before Donald Trump became a celebrity, before he became The Donald, even before he was regularly pilloried in the pages of the old Spy magazine as a “short-fingered vulgarian,” New Yorkers knew his name thanks to one thing in particular. Not the in-and-out-of-bankruptcy real estate empire he inherited, or his flamboyant love life, but the Wollman Rink in Central Park.
I do think his largely interchangeable opponents underestimate his appeal at their peril.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rand Paul: Kentucky Clerk Should Not Have to Approve Gay Marriage Licenses

Rand Paul said he supports a county clerk from his home state for standing her ground against granting marriage licenses for same-sex couples, saying there should be room "for people to exercise their religious beliefs and not be told they have to do something they find morally objectionable."
"I have never been opposed to contracts between consenting adults," Paul told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" co-host Bill Hemmer. "But I am very much sympathetic to the idea that an individual shouldn't have to sign or give their stamp of approval that they object to."

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Huckabee: Thank God for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, standing firm against SCOTUS’s gay-marriage ruling

No matter where you stand on this, can we come together for a moment and acknowledge the plain truth of this point by Dan McLaughlin? Read more at Read More......

Hillary Clinton’s IT technician will take the 5th if subpoenaed

A couple of Clinton staffers are scheduled to show up and provide testimony before Gowdy’s congressional committee investigating – among other things – Benghazi and Hillary’s private email server. But there’s one name on the invitation list who will either be a no-show or will only be coming to repeat over and over again that he is invoking his protections against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. His name is Bryan Pagliano and he was the former Secretary of State’s IT guy during her 2008 campaign and also did some work for her after she took over at State.

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On Wednesday, Dr. Ben Carson said America’s borders must be sealed to protect against terrorism and told a prominent group of Latino elected officials that he also supports giving illegal immigrants a path to legalization and eventual citizenship.
Addressing the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in Nevada, Carson said that “the reason that I think we need to seal our borders completely… all of our borders–north, south, east, and west–is not so much because I’m afraid of somebody from Honduras.”

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Jeb’s Sudden Free Fall

The former Florida governor’s poll numbers are in a tailspin. Can he come back?
In December, Bush famously contended that the Republican nominee must be willing to “lose the primary to win the general [election].” But the notion that GOP presidential nominees lose nationwide when they position themselves too far to the Right during primaries isn’t borne out by the data, and primary voters aren’t frightened of Trump’s lackluster showing in general election polls — at least, not yet.

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CNN amends debate criteria, Fiorina may get in

Fiorina is the only woman in the Republican field. She likely would not have been among the top 10 candidates on the debate stage on Sept. 16 as determined by national polling between July 16 and Sept. 10. The new terms would add any candidate who ranks in the top 10 in polling between Aug. 6 and Sept. 10 — a period that better reflects Fiorina’s rise in the polls.

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Ted Cruz SCHOOLS two separate Climate Change activists who were trying to work him over

A liberal activist named Tyler, with question in hand, was hoping to create a bad media moment for Ted Cruz by trying to force him to answer ‘yes or no’ on whether he denies the existence of Climate Change. But Tyler apparently didn’t know who he was up against as Cruz rejected his premise and then proceeded to school him on Climate Change. It was major fail for Tyler, but his friend Kaity would try later...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Poll reveals huge majority support mandatory deporting of illegals

The headline from Investor’s Business Daily on their own poll uses the word “shock” – “Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation of Illegals.” But as Jared Peterson wrote on these pages yesterday, for the last two years Rasmussen polling has demonstrated a huge gap between the overwhelming majority of Americans and the political establishment of the GOP on immigration policy. The IBD polling, which mentions mandatory deportation, reinforces this stunning disconnect between politicians and the people they supposedly serve, a chasm that Donald Trump has spotted and used to his huge advantage. IBD editorializes:

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Another Impossible Thing May Happen: Change in Partisan Alignments

In my last column, I looked at the possibility of two impossible things -- impossible things in the sense used by Alice and the Red Queen -- happening in the already turbulent 2016 presidential cycle. Here I'll look at another: the possibility that the partisan division lines that have endured with little change for two decades might suddenly shift and change.
This has happened before. History teaches two lessons pointing in opposite directions: Partisan divisions can stay the same for a long time. And they can change suddenly and without much warning.

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Still Pining for Mitt: Some GOP Donors Hoping Romney Will Jump in the Race

Though this election cycle was supposed to feature the most impressive field of Republican presidential candidates in decades, a handful of the party’s major donors and bundlers remain underwhelmed by their options. They are longing for the bad old days, and Mitt Romney is still their man. These holdouts continue to hope that the former Massachusetts governor, who said in January he would not run for a third time, will change his mind. They believe he could dispel the chaos that has reigned over the Republican field for months. Though they gave plenty of money to Romney’s presidential campaigns, this year they’re keeping their wallets shut, waiting for him to reenter the fray.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Ex-HP board member who voted to fire Fiorina endorses her

A former board member of Hewlett-Packard who voted to fire Carly Fiorina as CEO is now endorsing the businesswoman's 2016 Republican presidential campaign.
"Carly did what she was brought in to do: turn the company around and make it successful again. Not only did she save the company from the dire straits it was in, she laid the foundation for HP's future growth," Tom Perkins wrote for a full-page New York Times ad.

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Scott Walker: Building a US-Canada border wall is ‘a legitimate issue’

For all the talk about a southern border wall (ahem, Mr. Trump), Scott Walker has an additional concern: Canada.
Given his support for building a U.S.-Mexico border wall to protect against terrorist threats, the Wisconsin governor was asked on NBC’s Meet the Press by host Chuck Todd if he wanted to build a northern border wall.
Walker, a Republican candidate for president, said a U.S.-Canadian border “is a legitimate issue for us to look at.”

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Rubio: Our National Security Depends on Sugar Subsidies

You may not know this, but Brazilian sugar is a threat to U.S. national security. At least, that is the view of Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.). Asked this month about his support for sugar subsidies, Rubio said he would eliminate them if “the countries that export sugar into the U.S. get rid of theirs as well, and here’s why: Otherwise, Brazil will wipe out our agriculture and it’s not just sugar.”

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

‘With Joy in My Heart: Jeb Refutes Trump’s ‘Low Energy’ Taunt

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush on Saturday rebutted Donald Trump’s relentless mocking of him as a “low-energy” candidate, telling congregants of a Westhampton Beach synagogue of 16-hour campaign days crisscrossing the country.

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To Democrats, Trump isn’t top threat

The Republican that Democrats fear most isn’t Donald Trump. It’s Jeb Bush, with John Kasich coming on fast.

Ask members of the Democratic National Committee whom they least want to face in the 2016 presidential election, and they often joke how they hope Trump stays hot.
“We are all Trump supporters,” Glen Maxey, a DNC member from Texas, said with a laugh.

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State ethics board examining Martin O'Malley's purchase of mansion furniture

An assistant attorney general asked Friday for a state ethics commission ruling on whether former Gov. Martin O'Malley's purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion violated rules regarding state-owned property.
When O'Malley and his family moved out of the mansion in January, they left with most of its taxpayer-purchased furnishings — 54 items that he bought at steep discounts because every piece had been declared "junk" by his administration.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

GOP LEADERSHIP’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUMMER TOWNHALLS: Ignore Voters on Illegal Immigration and Trade

Republican legislators have gotten their messaging instructions from their top leaders: Tout unpopular free-trade measures during the August recess, ignore popular curbs on the migration that saps Americans’ wages.

Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an internal August recess messaging instruction set for Republican legislators produced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD), who orchestrates the GOP Senators’ PR pitch. This 20-page messaging instruction manual seems to confirm prior reports by Breitbart News that Republican Congressional leadership has no plans to enact popular immigration reforms to curb large-scale migration.

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Graham: ISIS Loves Trump Seize Oil Idea

Friday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said ISIS loves his rival, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s idea of “seize oil for the benefit of America” because it would be a huge “recruiting opportunity.”

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Hillary Clinton Has More Than a Million Fake Twitter Followers. What Does It Mean?

Fake Twitter followers abound among the U.S. presidential candidates as they gear up for the election in 2016. And Hillary Clinton isn’t the only candidate with more than a million of them. GOP frontrunner Donald Trump also has well over a million fake followers. Other candidates have them, too, but not as many (in large part because they don’t have as many followers, period).

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Scott Walker touts $4.7 billion in tax cuts. Is he right?

Live from somewhere in Iowa, Gov. Scott Walker stepped off the campaign stump for a phone interview with Glenn Beck, a nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host.
While rattling off a series of reforms since he became governor in 2010, Walker circled back to one of his favorite talking points: tax cuts. 

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Friday, August 28, 2015


Willamette Week reports that Portland’s young voters gave presidential candidate Bernie Sanders his biggest applause for the following 13 lines.  Those voters might want to consider some additional facts.
    1. “This campaign is sending a message to the billionaire class: Yes, we have the guts to take you on.”
Billionaires, as a class, have long pursued a strategy in America of supporting "progressive" candidates like Sanders who spout Leftist rhetoric, but somehow never really challenge the established financial powers...

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Rick Perry's former chairman Sam Clovis has signed on to Donald Trump's campaign in the first high-profile defection of the 2016 presidential race

Texas Governor Rick Perry's former chairman Sam Clovis has joined forces with Donald Trump as the race to become the Republican Party's presidential nominee got its first defection last night.

Clovis, an influential Conservative activist, college professor and talk-show host is now a member of Trump's team.

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Rand Paul’s sneak attack strategy

Rand Paul was 2,487 miles away from the Beltway journalists who had written off his campaign, and he was loving it.

A riverfront hotel ballroom had filled early, latecomers grabbing chairs from the hallway to add more rows. Seven hundred people stood for a prayer, then the Pledge of Allegiance, then the Star-Spangled Banner, then for two amen-filled endorsements from local legislators, then a video message from the senator’s wife Kelley — and then, finally, for Rand Paul.

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A Fading Campaign

It’s been a rough month for Scott Walker. From February through July, the Wisconsin governor topped virtually every poll of likely GOP voters in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. But after a lackluster performance in the opening Republican presidential debate on August 6, Walker dropped nearly 10 points in an average of Iowa polls, sliding to third place behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson, with Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio close behind.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Donald Trump on WDBJ-TV shootings: ‘This isn’t a gun problem; this is a mental problem’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in the wake of Wednesday morning’s shooting deaths on live TV of a reporter and videographer in Virginia that it isn’t a gun problem but a “mental problem.” Asked Thursday on CNN’s “New Day” if he would do something different about gun policy, Mr. Trump said: “Well, I don’t think I would, because this is really a sick person. This isn’t a gun problem; this is a mental problem.”

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Joe Biden Unsure Of Whether He's Ready To Run For President

Vice President Joe Biden revealed to members of the Democratic National Committee Wednesday that he is assessing whether he has “the emotional fuel” to run for the White House.

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Editorial: Jeb Bush the responsible one on immigration

Jeb Bush wrote the book on immigration. Donald Trump blusters about it and appeals to the worst impulses of Americans who feel threatened by the nation's increasing diversity that they are powerless to stop. It is up to the former Florida governor to take the high road on a smarter approach to immigration policy and to call out Trump's pandering pledge to "take back our country'' even as other Republican presidential candidates meekly fall in line with the bombastic baiting.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hillary Clinton's Record of Malfeasance

From Little Rock to Chappaqua — Will Any Scandal Stick? Long before the Great Prevaricator Bill Clinton and his chief administrator Hillary duped their way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, their tenure in Arkansas was defined by relationships with radicals, real-estate shenanigans, drug dealing associates, Ponzi schemes and “lucky investment returns” such as Hillary’s one-in-31-trillion cattle futures profits. However, none of that corruption stuck to the Teflon couple. --What follows is a concise record of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s deceptions, obfuscations and subterfuges...

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Trump says it’s time to move on from gay ‘marriage’ battle: ‘The Supreme Court ruled.’

The GOP's leading presidential candidate said that he has been to a gay "wedding" and that conservatives should accept the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump was asked whether the issue of marriage's redefinition is "a dead issue for the GOP at this point."

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Team Hillary to Biden: We’re ready to fight!

Team Clinton on Tuesday made it clear to Vice President Joe Biden that it will push back hard if he jumps into the Democratic presidential race against her.

Manhattan Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, a Clinton loyalist, sent the first warning volley by tweeting: “Has everyone forgotten & forgiven the @JoeBiden Anita Hill sexual harassment debacle? I’m with the most qualified woman in the race — Hillary.”

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bush and Clinton: The Fading Dynasty Candidates

Much to the continued astonishment of the leftwing national media and the DC pundit class, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democratic “dynasty” candidates that were supposed to run away with their party’s 2016 presidential nominations, are fading in the early state polls. Of course it takes more than being the wife of a President to make a “dynasty,” which implies generation-to-generation continuity, so there really is no such thing as a Clinton “dynasty” unless Hillary is elected. Thus talk of the Clinton “dynasty” is really just wishful thinking on the part of the hard left feminist liberals who are Hillary Clinton’s unshakable base.

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Gallup: Hispanics Frown on Trump, but Not Rest of GOP Field

U.S. Hispanics are still getting to know most of the Republican contenders for president. At this point in the campaign, less than half have formed an opinion of any Republican candidate except Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. Partly because of this, Hispanics' views of most GOP candidates range from mildly positive to mildly negative. The sole exception is Trump, whose favorable rating with Hispanics is deeply negative.

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Cruz calls on pastors to help defund Planned Parenthood

Sen. Ted Cruz will hold a telephone town hall with church leaders Tuesday to discuss his plan for defunding Planned Parenthood.
"Recently, all of us have seen the videos of the behind-the-scenes dealings at the Planned Parenthood facilities, activities that all of us find horribly offensive," Cruz said in a video invitation to the national conference call. "But even more appalling is that we as taxpayers are funding these activities."

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Monday, August 24, 2015


Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare—a move that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was optional and up to state discretion—is a sore subject for fiscal conservatives and led to him being, not just left out of an event held in his backyard, but attacked by several of the event’s speakers, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and AFP President Tim Phillips.

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Scott Walker On Birthright Citizenship, 3 Positions, 7 Days

Scott Walker on Sunday took his third position within seven days on Donald Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship, this time saying he opposes Trump and supports the policy.
The Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate was asked on ABC's "This Week" whether he backs Trump's push to end the 14th Amendment's mandate that all children born in the United States are automatically granted citizenship.

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Inside Trump's Poll Numbers

With the Iowa caucuses less than six months away, Donald Trump has taken a runaway lead among the GOP candidates.
While Trump has a commanding position in poll after poll, some news outlets are doing everything they can to downplay his candidacy. Whether by comparing Trump to Herman Cain in 2012, citing his inability to garner the grassroots support needed to win the presidential nomination, or by publishing headlines that a majority of Republican strategists and operatives doubt his capability of winning in either Iowa or New Hampshire, the media loves to hate on the New York-based developer.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

‘Meet the Press’ Plays Embarrassing Montage of How Clinton ‘Evolved’ on Private Email

NBC’s Meet the Press played a montage Sunday of how Hillary Clinton had “evolved” in her rhetoric about her private email account, which is sinking her poll numbers in honesty and trustworthiness.
“Hillary Clinton’s email troubles have grown from something she tried to dismiss as nothing more than Republican partisanship, to a saga that has pulled down her poll numbers and encouraged very real talk about Joe Biden getting into the race,” host Chuck Todd said. “With her campaign in full damage control mode this week, let’s take a look at how her position on this email debacle, frankly, has evolved over recent months.”

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Ted Cruz talks scripture and presidential crusade at Koch brothers-funded event

The Texas senator and Republican presidential campaigner Ted Cruz on Saturday told a Koch brothers-sponsored gathering he would have a busy agenda on his first day in the White House.
Speaking to activists at the annual summit of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) in Columbus, Ohio, Cruz said if elected he would rescind “every single illegal and unconstitutional executive order” signed by President Barack Obama, begin investigating the women’s health organisation Planned Parenthood, “rip to shreds” the Iranian nuclear deal and order all federal agencies to end the religious persecution of Christians.

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James Carville: Biden 'hasn't had the best track record' running for president

Democratic strategist James Carville in an interview broadcast Sunday blasted a potential 2016 White House run by Vice President Joe Biden.
"He's done it twice, and he hasn't had the best track record doing it," the longtime Clinton adviser told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York. Biden met with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday in Washington, D.C., CNN reported, amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid.
It is seen as biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by a presidential run next year.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Bernie Sanders brings presidential ‘mania’ to conservative SC

The conservative Upstate got a taste of “Bernie-mania” on Friday.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew roughly 2,800 people to the TD Convention Center for the self-described democratic socialist’s first campaign event in the state.
The U.S. senator, an independent from Vermont, spoke for about an hour, delivering a fiery speech on why he thinks the United States has failed to deliver enough jobs, wages, education and healthcare to the middle and working classes, and to protect them under the law, based on their racial, sexual or income status.

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30,000 turn out for Trump's Alabama pep rally

Donald Trump brought 30,000 supporters from deep red Alabama to a Friday night pep rally in a football stadium, the latest sign that the Republican front-runner has broad, nationwide strength.

Over an hour of often rambling remarks, the New York businessman reveled in the crowd size while he offered them his usual menu of patriotic pledges and carefree criticism of the media, his opponents and political correctness that he said his crowd similarly despised.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Dr. Ben Carson: Current Border Fence "Certainly Woudn't Keep Me Out"

As a motorcade carrying GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson down to a service road behind part of the border fence that was built here, there were no Border Patrol agents in sight. The fence—which local law enforcement from the Cochise County sheriff’s office confirms could easily be cut through with a blow-torch, something illegal aliens do quite frequently—ends a few miles up the road.

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Kelli Ward Beats John McCain in New AZ Poll

Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward, challenging U.S. Senator Sen. John McCain, leads the five-term Washington insider for the first time in a new poll. Her lead stands at nine percent. Ward was the choice of 45 percent of the registered Arizona voters polled, while McCain only garnered 36 percent. 1,271 of the more than 1,400 voters polled say they intend to vote in the 2016 primary election. Approximately one fifth remained undecided at this early stage of the race.

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Hillary Clinton: Return of the Congenital Liar

It was a chance for a fresh start.
Hillary Clinton had a brand new clean slate. After years of imprinting on the American people that she was a not so clever liar for whom allegations of deceitful, arrogant, and even bullying behavior seemed to follow her like a perpetual rain cloud — to be Secretary of State was a chance to begin again. To shine as the smart woman her most devoted supporters insist she really is.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

John Kasich On Roe v. Wade: “We Live With The Law Of The Land”

During a town hall event yesterday in Salem, New Hampshire, Ohio Gov. John Kasich took a question from an attendee about Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that created a constitutional right to abortion. Kasich’s answer, which appeared to affirm the court ruling, will likely complicate his bid to woo pro-life voters who are already skeptical of his anti-abortion bona fides.

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Democrats are Lyfting an Uber Opportunity Straight to the GOP

It's no secret that Bernie Sanders hates Uber. So does Hillary. As Huffington Post's Jenny Che reports:
Politicians are grappling with how to approach the ride-hailing app and the "on-demand economy," also referred to as the "sharing economy." In her economic policy speech Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seemed to distance herself from Uber, focusing instead on the implications for the labor market and the risks faced by drivers who aren't shielded by benefits and job security.
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Billionaire Carl Icahn wants to be Trump's Treasury Secretary after all

Score another point for Donald Trump.
Investor and Hedge fund manager Carl Icahn was so impressed with Trump's debate performance Thursday night that he's ready to be part of President Trump's cabinet.
"After last night's debate I decided to accept @realDonaldTrump offer for Secretary of Treasury," Icahn tweeted Friday afternoon.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CNN Poll: 53% of Democrat Voters Want Someone Other Than Hillary

Among Democrat voters Hillary Clinton is still the frontrunner by a comfortable margin but the trends are moving against her. For the first time in a CNN poll, Clinton has slipped below 50% support among Democrats. Only 47% say they support Clinton when offered alternatives like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) or Joe Biden. This is a massive -9 point slide since July. The poll was also taken days before her shocking meltdown yesterday over her secret email account.

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Jeb Bush calls for broad surveillance

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Tuesday that the government should have broad surveillance powers of Americans and private technology firms should cooperate better with intelligence agencies to help combat "evildoers."
At a national security forum in the early voting state of South Carolina, Bush put himself at odds with Republican congressional leaders who earlier this year voted to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records.

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Sanders and Trump: Two Peas in a Pod?

A new chapter in American politics has begun.
Millions of Americans on the right and left have lost faith in their political parties, their government and even the economic system. Only 1 in 4 Americans are satisfied with the way things are going.
Policy experts will offer various arguments why at least some of these people are wrong to feel this way, but the discontented will not tolerate arguments that amount to "don't believe your lying eyes – or wallets." In politics, feelings are more important than hard numbers.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Walker unveils plan to replace ObamaCare

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday unveiled a long-awaited plan to replace ObamaCare, becoming the first top-tier GOP presidential candidate to make his healthcare agenda public.
In a 10-page report released Tuesday morning, the Republican governor pledges to repeal the law and replace it with a more affordable and more efficient system, which he declared would not add to the deficit, though he does not say how he would afford his “bold reforms.”

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Jeb Bush super PAC to spend upwards of $15M in first major ad blitz

The Jeb Bush Right to Rise super PAC will spend upwards of $15 million on its first major TV advertising blitz since raising $100 million to support the former Florida governor’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination, Fox News has learned.
Previous reports had underestimated the amount the high-powered PAC, headed by Republican political strategist Mike Murphy, will invest in the large ad buy, according to a source familiar with the specifics of the media campaign.

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How Ted Cruz Has Wooed Some of the GOP’s Top Donors

He’s been in the race for only two months, but Jeb Bush has already spent more than $275,000 on private air travel. Nearly $350,000 has gone to FP1 Strategies, the firm that houses Bush’s campaign manager, Danny Diaz, and another consultant, and which is performing other services for the former Florida governor. While most presidential candidates and their staffers spend years on the campaign trail living out of suitcases in two-star hotels, the Bush team on one occasion shelled out for a stay at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami.

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Donald Trump crushing GOP rivals on social media

Donald Trump is dominating his GOP rivals on social media, just as he is in the polls.

The billionaire presidential candidate had 6.8 million unique visitors on Facebook just in the last week – crushing his nearest Republican opponent, Jeb Bush, who had 964,000, according to figures provided by the site. Read more at the NY Post Read More......

Monday, August 17, 2015

Carson: ‘Stop Listening to These People Who Tell Us That We Cannot Talk About God’

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson won an enthusiastic response from an audience at the Iowa State Fair Sunday as he called for Americans to unify to confront problems facing the nation – and made a fervent case for talking about God.

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Jeb Bush, seemingly perfect on paper, just hasn't caught on with GOP voters

On paper, Jeb Bush is the perfect establishment candidate for the Republican presidential nomination:
A two-term governor of a crucial swing state who oversaw economic expansion and spearheaded education reform.
A conservative, but with a cerebral, optimistic tone that probably won't enrage moderate voters, unlike the unabashed social-issue warriors in the GOP field.

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POLL: The Republican presidential race is turning upside down

A Fox News poll published Sunday found the anti-establishment candidates surging in the 2016 presidential race.
Unsurprisingly, real-estate tycoon Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican side, with 25% support among registered voters.
But other unorthodox candidates are also rising to the top, possibly because of their strong performances in the first Republican primary debate on August 6.

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The three core principles of Donald J. Trump’s immigration plan When politicians talk about “immigration reform” they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties. Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change. Here are the three core principles of real immigration reform:

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Carly Fiorina’s conversion from Hillary Clinton fan to fervent critic

In 2010, the then-GOP Senate nominee went all middle-school-cafeteria on her Democratic opponent’s hairdo. “God, what is that hair? Sooo yesterday,” Fiorina, already miked up, commented, quoting an aide’s assessment. Two years earlier, in the makeup room at ABC’s “This Week” with me, Fiorina said something that, at the time, was mildly interesting, but is now revelatory. It was May 2008, close to the end of the long primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and we were discussing the two Democratic contenders.

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Jeb Bush super PAC spending $10 million on ads in early primary states

The powerfully funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign to support the former Florida governor's bid for the Republican nomination. Officials with Right to Rise USA say they will buy time in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina TV markets and on cable television in the three states. Ads are scheduled to begin in Iowa and New Hampshire on Sept. 15, in South Carolina a week later and then run continuously through the end of the year.

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Donald Trump breaks the rules at the Iowa State Fair

There are a few golden rules when it comes to campaigning in Iowa: never arrive by helicopter, leave your entourage at home and don't skip the Des Moines Register soapbox, even if you have to brave hecklers.
But the normal rules of politics don't apply to Donald Trump, who broke all of them during his visit to the Iowa State Fair on Saturday.

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Christie, Paul and the NSA

Debating Chris Christie is a formidable task because he's quick-witted, sharp-tongued and slightly intimidating. Those qualities helped him get the best of Rand Paul in the first Republican presidential debate. But Christie's best weapon is one that may catch up with him: He never lets the truth get in his way.
Earlier this year, Paul led a successful effort to end the National Security Agency's mass collection of Americans' telephone records. During the debate, Christie was asked whether he stands by his assertion that Paul should be blamed if the United States suffers another terrorist attack.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ted Cruz blasts Democrats and Republicans in bold Las Vegas speech

Ted Cruz, the firebrand GOP presidential candidate who’s campaigning on promises to cut government spending, pitched himself as a Washington outsider and promised to reform federal taxes during a speech at Red Rock Resort today.
Cruz, 44, channeled the conservative outrage with the federal government by telling tales of his battles against politicians while vowing to implement a flat tax, eliminate agricultural subsidies for corn and sugar, reform health care and end a system of federally backed business loans for purchasing overseas goods.

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Hillary Clinton’s Bribery Scandal

Earlier this week I referred to Hillary Clinton’s “tangle of corruption.” It turns out I was being generous. As the politically explosive story in the New York Times demonstrates, the depths of the Clintons’ corruption and avarice is stunning. The facts in the Times story are utterly damning and prima facie evidence of a conflict of interest. If foreign governments, including adversarial ones like Russia, paid the Clinton Foundation and/or Bill Clinton huge sums of money, they assured themselves favorable treatment.

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The candidate everyone thought could change the Republican Party is completely collapsing

Last fall, TIME magazine declared Paul the "most interesting man in politics" and stamped him on its cover. Paul launched his campaign earlier this year pledging that he was a "different kind of Republican." Four months later, though it's still early in a crowded, fluid race, it's clear that many Republicans want different — but not him.
His campaign is struggling to keep up with his rivals in fundraising. Two of his political allies running an outside super PAC supporting his candidacy were recently indicted on campaign-finance fraud charges. Significant plunges in polling are starting to correspond.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

CNN Corrects Story About Trump and Biden - Still Gets it Wrong

When the news media correct themselves, those corrections often remain unacknowledged. This permits a false perception of accuracy. It also allows incorrect, damaging information to be disseminated by news reporters regardless of accountability.
CNN, in particular, has adopted a system which informs its readers that an article has been “updated.” What exactly do those updates entail?

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Thousands pack in for Ted Cruz rally

Thousands showed up Thursday night to see Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s rally.
Cruz brought his “Cruz Country” rally to the Union Performing Arts Center,and so many people showed up that the fire marshal had to turn hundreds more away.
Several attendees said that is proof that Oklahoma voters are ready for a change in Washington.

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Dr. Ben Carson Response To Accusation Of Research On Fetal Tissue

I wanted to use our time tonight to directly deal with an attack launched on me today by the left and the media. A couple questions came in on this subject, so I want to address it head on.     
Today I was accused by the press as having done research on fetal tissue. It simply is not true. The study they distributed by an anonymous source was done in 1992. The study was about tumors. I won’t bore you with the science. There were four doctors' names on the study. One was mine. I spent my life studying brain tumors and removing them. My only involvement in this study was supplying tumors that I had removed from my patients. Those tissue samples were compared to other tissue samples under a microscope. Pathologists do this work to gain clues about tumors.     
I, nor any of the doctors involved with this study, had anything to do with abortion or what Planned Parenthood has been doing. Research hospitals across the country have microscope slides of all kinds of tissue to compare and contrast. The fetal tissue that was viewed in this study by others was not collected for this study.     

I am sickened by the attack that I, after having spent my entire life caring for children, had something to do with aborting a child and harvesting organs. My medical specialty is the human brain and even I am amazed at what it is capable of doing. Please know these attacks are pathetic attempts to blunt our progress.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tips on Deleting Emails From Email Book Hillary Clinton Wanted to Read

     The last batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department included one from Clinton asking to borrow a book called “Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better,” by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe.
     Clinton has not said why she requested the book, but it includes some advice that is particularly interesting in light of the controversy over her unconventional email arrangement at the State Department and her decision to delete tens of thousands of emails she deemed to be purely personal.

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Dems Near Clinton Panic Mode

     Democrats are worried that the furor over Hillary Clinton’s private email server will be prolonged and intensified after her sudden move to hand it to the FBI.      The Clinton campaign’s decision to give up the server and a thumb-drive containing back-up copies of emails left Democrats scratching their heads as to why the former secretary of State had resisted turning over the server for months.      Coupled with new polls that suggest Clinton is vulnerable, Democrats are nearing full-on panic mode.

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Kasich defends immigrants as 'contributing significantly'

     Republican presidential candidate John Kasich defended millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally as "people who are contributing significantly" to the nation, taking on a divisive issue Wednesday as he promised to redefine conservatism during his latest New Hampshire appearance.
     Kasich, a second-term Ohio governor, addressed immigration among other delicate political issues before a crowd of more than 200 packed into a small VFW hall, his second public stop in a two-day swing through the first-in-the-nation primary state. Kasich remains one of the lesser-known 17 Republican White House hopefuls, yet a strong debate performance in his home state last week has produced fresh signs of momentum.

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Trump: People ‘Can Pay a Higher Percentage’ In Taxes ‘As They Make More’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that he is against a flat tax and “people as they make more and more money can pay a higher percentage” in an interview broadcast on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

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The Truth about Scott Walker’s ‘Taxpayer Funded’ Arena

     Today, Wisconsin governor and presidential candidate Scott Walker signed a bill providing public financing for a new basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee. Walker has recently taken some heat on the campaign trail from fellow conservatives, who object to “taxpayer money” being used to finance arenas.      An ideological aversion to taxpayer money being used to finance sports arenas is fine, but the actual structure of the Milwaukee deal is far more complicated than its opponents are letting on.

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