Cruz again wins straw poll at Values Voter Summit, annual gathering of social conservatives | http://t.co/Wb0aoirPqw— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) September 26, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Try to contain your surprise, but Clinton has been lying about when she started using her secret server. http://t.co/kmKsEwT3Mo— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 25, 2015
Hillary didn't just "claim" to have turned over all work emails. She submitted a sworn statement to federal court. http://t.co/kmKsEwT3Mo— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 25, 2015
What the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon sounds like the “game over” moment Democrats have been fearing since the Clinton email scandal came to a boil:
The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she provided what she said was the full record of work-related correspondence as secretary of state, officials said Friday, adding to the growing questions related to the Democratic presidential front-runner’s unusual usage of a private email account and server while in government.Hillary Clinton didn’t just “claim” she turned over all of her work-related emails. She signed a sworn statement to that effect in August, under penalty of perjury, and submitted it to a federal court. It’s the same statement her top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills refused to sign.
The messages were exchanged with retired Gen. David Petraeus when he headed the military’s U.S. Central Command, responsible for running the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They began before Clinton entered office and continued into her first days at the State Department. They largely pertained to personnel matters and don’t appear to deal with highly classified material, officials said, but their existence challenges Clinton’s claim that she has handed over the entirety of her work emails from the account.
Many observers thought the proverbial Other Shoe would drop on Clinton when the FBI started recovering deleted emails from the server she thought was wiped clean, but it doesn’t sound like we’ve even gotten to that closet full of Other Shoes yet. The AP report says this previously undisclosed string of Clinton emails was “first discovered by the Defense Department and then passed to the State Department’s inspector general.”
Employers with fewer than 50 employees were promised a break by not having to provide group health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Obama's IRS drops a bomb on small employers: Annual tax would be $36,500 per worker for noncompliance with Obamacare http://t.co/grEYOTOjah— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) September 26, 2015
But now the IRS has served notice that under the rule that has been in effect since July 1 such employers are subject to $100 per worker per day excise tax if they help their employees with their health-care costs.
That could amount to a staggering $36,500 per worker annual tax.
“We were told over and over during the Obamacare discussions that if you had less than 50 employees there’s no requirement to provide coverage, so you don’t have to worry about any cost factor,” said Ron Aldridge, Mississippi director for the National Federation of Independent Businesses...
The Mississippi Insurance Department said: “The rule appears nowhere in the Affordable Care Act but was developed by the Obama administration’s regulation writers at the IRS.”
Dem Senator: 'We All Knew' Obama Was Lying About Obamacare http://t.co/UOp2UsVqMv— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) September 26, 2015
It is disturbing that the Clinton scandal had to be uncovered by Judicial Watch. Where was the mainstream press? http://t.co/yi0yKOLbOB— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 26, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
The Pope listing social ills and evil at the UN, includes the selling of human body parts. Here's looking at you Planned Parenthood.— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) September 25, 2015
LIVE: John Boehner speaking right now: http://t.co/aQ1SKZIdre— Boston Herald (@bostonherald) September 25, 2015
Speaker John Boehner: My mission every day is to fight for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government. Over the last five years, our majority has advanced conservative reforms that will help our children and their children. I am proud of what we have accomplished.
The first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution that we all love. It was my plan to only serve as Speaker until the end of last year, but I stayed on to provide continuity to the Republican Conference and the House. It is my view, however, that prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution. To that end, I will resign the Speakership and my seat in Congress on October 30.
Today, my heart is full with gratitude for my family, my colleagues, and the people of Ohio’s Eighth District. God bless this great country that has given me - the son of a bar owner from Cincinnati - the chance to serve.
Speaker John Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides http://t.co/eyxDktrPAq— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 25, 2015
Boehner camp says he wanted to spare House a messy leadership fight. But how did things reach point where his job security was so shaky?— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) September 25, 2015
Report: Speaker Boehner Retiring http://t.co/FEKL621Rn3— The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) September 25, 2015
One more point - in 2007-08, Reid and Pelosi held 17 or so votes to defund the troops. Boehner and McConnell blocked every single one.— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) September 25, 2015
Classic early Boehner--several fell victim to scandal themselves; Boehner & Santorum went farthest on national stage pic.twitter.com/2YM9S4RdFt— Charlie Mahtesian (@PoliticoCharlie) September 25, 2015
John Boehner dedicated his life to public service. Bringing the Holy Father to Congress was a fitting cap to a great career.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) September 25, 2015
Here's my plan when elected Speaker: fight. Then fight more. If we don't fight bc the Prez will veto, we are politically redundant anyway.— proteinwisdom (@proteinwisdom) September 25, 2015
"He has always conducted himself with courtesy and civility with me," said Pres Obama about Boehner. pic.twitter.com/vVjnh4zVn0— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 25, 2015
Thanks for playing, Mr. Boehner! Your parting gifts include a shiny Strange New Respect award from Dem media. Warning: it tarnishes fast!— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 25, 2015
Conservatives warm to McCarthy as Speaker...
Resignation triggers all-out leadership scramble...
62% of Republicans Feel BETRAYED by their Party...
Only 2% of GOP voters 'very satisfied' with Boehner-McConnell...
MAG: Mitch 'next in crosshairs'...
NOT GOING QUIETLY: 'FACE THE NATION' ON SUNDAY...
'NOTHING LEFT TO ACCOMPLISH'...
Was Set To Retire At End Of 'LAST YEAR'...
INSIDE THE EVE OF DECISION...
Applause Breaks Out At Conservative Summit...
Least-popular speaker in three decades...
Debt Up $3,968,445,855,460 Under Spending Deals...
Departure creates uncertainty for Obama...
REPORT: Paves way for PLANNED PARENTHOOD funding...
MSNBC: Boehner Should Try To Pass Immigration Reform Before He Leaves...
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Q-poll: Hillary's unfavorability, dishonesty ratings rise to 55 & 63 percent, respectively. -H— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 24, 2015
If the New Yorker isn’t Hillary’s base, who is? pic.twitter.com/cNBLwRmXka— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 24, 2015
I see political reporters are still acting as though Pope Francis is an American political figure giving a political campaign speech.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 24, 2015
Pope Francis: "You should be good to each other. Whether the dress is white and gold or black and blue is not that important."— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) September 24, 2015
Pope Francis: “If we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life"— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 24, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The only response Republicans should give to the Obama/Muslim question is to quote Hillary Clinton verbatim
The only response Republicans should give to the Obama/Muslim question is to quote Hillary Clinton verbatim: https://t.co/Stpm42N1oS— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesUSA) September 23, 2015
◼ Yes, Hillary’s 2008 Campaign Went Hard on Obama’s Muslim Ties - Larry Johnson/No Quarter
I know firsthand, and can testify under oath, that Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign was hot and heavy on the issue of Barack Obama’s muslim heritage. How do I know? Because I was a conduit for information from Sidney Blumenthal, a Hillary Clinton confidant. I was not an official part of the campaign. I was not on the staff. But I was a supporter and I have no regrets for trying to help Hillary defeat Barack Obama. I did not knowingly make up or manufacture anything about Barack Obama. Just tried to get the facts out.
The only real controversy that still dogs me from that period is the “Whitey Tape.” That episode came courtesy of Media Matters’ David Brock. It was fed to me by Sid....
I am really bothered now by Hillary’s faux outrage over the comments of Ben Carson, who would not back a Muslim advocate of Sharia law for President (who the hell would), and Donald Trump, scorned for not correcting a crazy questioner at a public gathering who insisted Obama is a muslim (he is not). She absolutely knew that several of us, with Sid Blumenthal in the lead, were trying to tell folks about the real Barack Obama. Here we are 8 years later and I can say, with a clear conscience, I told you so.
One more thing, I am sad to see Hillary fail to live up to her potential. She has lied about her email server and, more importantly for me, failed to do her job as Secretary of State to protect U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya and then worked frantically to cover up that failure. That one incident alone destroyed any confidence I once held that Hillary could be trusted with the job of President.
Three presidential and one vice presidential debate will be held for the 2016 general election next fall, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday.
The first presidential debate of 2016 will be held Sept. 26 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
The sole vice presidential debate will be held the following week, Oct. 4, at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
Two more presidential debates come later that month: Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.; and Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
“There is nothing I can do for you one way or another. Things have been set in motion, and I can’t and won’t interfere. Your problems are, frankly, of your own making,” Obama said
Hillary to Obama: Call off your f***ing dogs! http://t.co/shfnMdYdYP— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) September 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton allegedly shouted “call off your fucking dogs!” at President Barack Obama in regards to the investigation into the private email server she used while serving as Secretary of State, according to a new book by Edward Klein.
The New York Post reports that “Unlikeable: The Problem With Hillary” details how Clinton became enraged with Obama during a White House meeting that she requested to discuss what Clinton viewed as “minor, meaningless violations.”
Oval Office meeting between Clinton and Obama is in his new book, 'Unlikeable: The Problem With Hillary' http://t.co/C6Wl7dOD0L— Palmer (@Jonijam) September 23, 2015
A new poll conducted by Florida Atlantic University after last week’s debate shows Marco Rubio pulling into second place behind front-runner Donald Trump in the key swing state.
New Fox national poll: Trump 26, Carson 18, Fiorina, Rubio 9 Cruz 8, Bush 7. Trump actually up 1 pt since August poll.— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 23, 2015
Chicago TV Station Marks Yom Kippur Using Same Yellow Star Of David Nazis Forced Jews To Wear During Holocaust…http://t.co/wnyw7Dn8pY— Weasel Zippers (@weaselzippers) September 23, 2015
72 degrees & not a cloud in sight. Perfect day for the Pope! Full coverage of parade & mass starting 3pm et pic.twitter.com/UoBoLS1zwF— Shepard Smith (@ShepNewsTeam) September 23, 2015
Get ready for the pope's address to Congress tomorrow. http://t.co/ovs3HT7yJV We'll have a livestream & analysis starting @ 9:30 a.m.— Roll Call (@rollcall) September 23, 2015
Popemobile emerges from WH as papal parade begins on 17th Street in DC. pic.twitter.com/ASuwhXfngp— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 23, 2015
FBI Recovers Personal Emails Allegedly Deleted From Hillary Clinton's Personal Server http://t.co/sFjmYikI3V— zerohedge (@zerohedge) September 23, 2015
If Dem Party cares to salvage a sliver of moral authority, Clinton needs to be told: Come clean or get out. http://t.co/w7LZd2SB0p— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) September 23, 2015
If the Democratic Party cares to salvage a sliver of moral authority, its leaders and early state voters need to send Hillary Rodham Clinton an urgent message: Come clean or get out. Stop lying and deflecting about how and why you stashed State Department email on a secret server—or stop running.
Tell her: We can’t have another day like this:
Story 1: The State Department confirmed that Clinton turned over her email only after Congress discovered that she had exclusively used a private email system. According to The Washington Post, the department first contacted her in the summer of 2014, at least three months before the agency asked Clinton and three of her predecessors to provide their emails.
The story undercuts Clinton’s claim that her decision to turn over self-selected email was a response to a route-sounding records request. She hasn’t been telling the truth.
Story 2: A federal court has helped uncover more emails related to the Benghazi raid that were withheld from congressional investigators. Clinton has insisted she turned over all her work-related email and complied with congressional subpoenas.
Again, she hasn’t been telling the truth.....
On Sunday, Clinton told Face the Nation host John Dickerson: “What I did was allowed. It was fully above board,” and “I tried to be fully transparent.” Both claims are objectively and indisputably false....
Busted? Sources Say Hillary’s E-mails “Deleted” No More http://t.co/AuENdCipGp— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) September 23, 2015
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Cuban security officials are reported to have barred dissidents from either meeting with Pope Francis or attending his services in the country, raising further questions about the Castro regime’s commitment to political reforms amid warming ties with the United States.
Seems I’m on the cover of a magazine called The Detroiter. The attached article is full of things you’ve heard me say for years, so I totally understand if you don’t want to read it. No pressure. However, it would be great if you could at least click on the link, so the publisher feels better about putting me on the cover. http://www.detroitchamber.com/work-hard-and-work-smart/
Also, I’m not modeling watches, as my mother assumed from the photo. I just needed a place to rest my head. Thanks -
Today, Salon gave a platform to a self-confessed pedophile to explain his urges in sympathetic terms. “I’m a Pedophile, But Not A Monster” reads the headline. It’s a long, self-pitying screed that ends with a call to be “understanding and supportive” of adults who crave sexual intimacy with children.
Forgive me if I’m not first to start the standing ovation. In fact I’m pretty sure most people will find the existence on Salon’s website of this post both shocking and distasteful....
What’s happening here? Why are defences of pedophilia so rampant on the Left? And why are pedophiles so attracted to the progressive movement, as opposed to conservatism, libertarianism, or even anarcho-capitalism?
The most likely answer may be difficult for left-leaning readers to accept. For decades, moral relativism has underpinned radical left-wing thought. This is particularly clear when we look at how abuses in Muslim communities are treated. When the Conservative government in Canada labeled female genital mutilation and forced marriages as “barbaric cultural practices,” they were criticised by leading Canadian leftists.
See also: the breeziness with which feminists ignore abuses against women all across the Muslim world, and the timidity of gay rights campaigners to challenge Muslims on gay rights. Not Islamists, you understand, but mainstream Islamic society, in which simply being gay can get you killed in a dozen countries or more. Oh, and Rotherham, where moral relativism and the fear of being seen as “racist” got 1,200 white girls raped....
"California taxpayers paid out big bucks to state workers in 2014. How much? More than the Gross Domestic Product of 100 countries, according to new data published by the State Controller’s office."
California taxpayers paid out big bucks to state workers in 2014.
How much? More than the Gross Domestic Product of 100 countries, according to new data published by the State Controller’s office. In 2014, more than 650,000 state employees earned a total of $32 billion in wages and benefits.
Monday, September 21, 2015
The Colbert audience didn’t like being reminded by Cruz of this thing called the 10th Amendment. They booed *voting on marriage law*. Fools.— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) September 22, 2015
California Republicans wrapped up their annual fall convention Sunday — optimistic and united.
The three-day convention in Anaheim marked the second consecutive convention where Republicans have avoided controversial internal fights and expanded its reach to groups traditionally excluded from the party.
Earlier this year, the state party officially chartered the Log Cabin Republicans, the first and largest organization representing gay conservatives. At this weekend’s convention, Republicans courted Latino voters by adopting new language for the state party’s platform on immigration.
CA GOP Convention: Huckabee defends tax record, renews feud with Club for Growth http://t.co/DXap1LqLhT— CalWatchdog (@CalWatchdog) September 19, 2015
DEVELOPING ... Scott Walker to suspend presidential campaign, Fox News confirms— Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) September 21, 2015
You never know what's going to happen in a crowded primary, but I didn't think Walker would be one of the first flameouts.— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 21, 2015
Rubio's statement on Walker pic.twitter.com/d9S2TPL873— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 21, 2015
I wish @ScottWalker all the best in his future endeavors. I believe Governor Walker will remain a vital voice in the Republican Party.— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 21, 2015
Got a bunch more Walker thoughts coming, but this is interesting. Last in the field in talk time between 2 debates. pic.twitter.com/chK5n3Jsvl— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) September 21, 2015
Trump lured Walker into a bidding war he could not win http://t.co/nyS6iMYEli— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 21, 2015
Make no mistake: this is big for Rubio. He needs to win over anti-Bush establishment. Biggest rival, poof! http://t.co/f7oPQH2wwd— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) September 21, 2015
Make no mistake, a strong leader like @ScottWalker has a bright future & is a model for other governors. Good luck, Scott! -John— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) September 21, 2015
Walker urges other candidates who don't have a chance to get out of the race to narrow choice and knock off Trump.— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) September 21, 2015
HJTA: Beware the Temporary Tax. Special interests touted #Prop30 as temporary to get people used to tax hike before making it permanent
Governor Brown recently issued an executive order mandating extreme new energy cuts and plans to fund the program with tens of billions in cap and trade taxes. A lawsuit is currently challenging the plan on the grounds that these costly taxes are illegal under Prop. 13.
Last week, the California Legislature resoundingly rejected Governor’s Brown’s efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions beyond the levels required by AB 32, which requires California to reduce emissions in the state to 1990 levels by 2020. The proposed new law, known oddly enough as SB 32, would have required substantial further reductions in state emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. That was more than even the Democrat-heavy California Assembly could stomach, and the bill was killed on the Assembly Floor.
Undaunted, Governor Brown declared that he would move forward without the legislation in requiring the 80% cuts. He cited his executive order of a few months ago as authority for requiring the drastic and economically hurtful emissions reductions of carbon dioxide, a ubiquitous, natural substance essential to life on this planet. Because carbon dioxide is everywhere and in everything, regulating that substance means regulating virtually every aspect of life. In pursuit of that goal in California, Brown has directed over a dozen state regulatory agencies, spearheaded by CARB, to regulate California’s economic life, including oil production, farming, transportation, construction, and water distribution. Not one aspect of California’s economy will be unaffected....
(Via Forbes) Real estate mogul Trump has widened his lead to 20 points in a brand new Zogby Analytics poll taken after the second Republican presidential debate. The new poll of 405 likely Republican primary/caucus voters nationwide with a margin of sampling error of +/- 5.0 percentage points, conducted September 18-19, shows Mr. Trump with 33% (up 2 points from his pre-debate 31%).
'No words’: NYT alleges U.S. soldiers told to 'ignore' Afghan allies' raping of young boys http://t.co/3DR02T5wOW— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) September 21, 2015
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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Link: GOP debate strays from nation's top concerns. http://t.co/UUakBz1bJ4— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 19, 2015
22% of questions on foreign policy/national security; 14.6% on electability; another 14.6 asked one candidate about another candidate.— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 19, 2015
Voters care about the economy. But they don't hear much at GOP debates. http://t.co/yWu5dvfK3l— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 18, 2015
Trump's charge that end of GWBush administration was such a disaster 'that Abraham Lincoln couldn't have been elected' is true.— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 19, 2015
Jeb counter that W successfully prevented a post-9/11 large-scale terrorist attack in US is true, too. Can a GOP candidate acknowledge both?— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 19, 2015
CNN Poll: Trump's lead in the GOP primary falls to 9% as Carly jumps into second. Rubio also jumps from 3% to 11% to climb into fourth.
CNN Poll: Trump's lead in the GOP primary falls to 9% as Carly jumps into second. Rubio also jumps from 3% to 11% to climb into fourth.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 20, 2015
Hungary reopens border crossing with Serbia after sealing it for five days http://t.co/lWgQSm7tv7— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) September 20, 2015
Pulling Our Strings and Poking Us in the Eyes: The Ahmed Mohamed Fairy Tale http://t.co/yi87ef3IIl— Tabitha Bliss (@BlissTabitha) September 20, 2015
...The police overreacted. Yet the device did look like something Ethan Hunt would lob out of a helicopter at the last minute in “Mission: Impossible.” As National Review’s Charles Cooke pointed out on Twitter, the scary-looking tangle of wires “looks a lot more like a bomb than a pop tart looks like a gun.”
Josh Welch, a white Maryland kid with ADHD who was 7 years old when he was kicked out of school for chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a pistol and pretending to shoot other students with it, must be puzzled.
Where’s his White House invitation? Where’s his chance to start networking at Facebook? His parents were forced to hire a lawyer and spent a year and a half just trying to get the suspension erased from the kid’s record. They were repeatedly refused.
“I stand with Ahmed, too. But I also stand with Alex Stone,” noted Reason writer Robby Soave. Alex Stone, a 16-year-old white kid from Summerville, SC, wrote a short story in which he imagined using a gun to kill a dinosaur. For this his locker was searched and he was arrested, handcuffed, charged with “disorderly conduct” and suspended from school for three days.
Obviously the White House and Mark Zuckerberg couldn’t be bothered to comment, but you’d think that, at the very least, Stephen King would have sent out a tweet expressing outrage that imagination was being punished.
“It never would have happened to a white kid”? It happens to white kids all. The. Time. http://t.co/TDWj0DOGx8— Kotter's Paradise (@KottersParadise) September 20, 2015
Bill Maher really went off on the case of Ahmed Mohamed: "Liberals should drop PC & consider that maybe being cautious is a GOOD thing."— slone (@slone) September 20, 2015
How many of these 19 Qs did you hear @HillaryClinton answer about the issue undermining her crediblity & candidacy?
Clinton doesn't answer question on any federal limits to abortion, right after saying federal funding for PP should continue.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 20, 2015
Regression of society: Grandpa's generation: fought nazis Dad's generation: protested for change Mine: frosted their tips like boy bands— Terry (@terrycjt) September 19, 2015
"You would think that a groundbreaking TV show for women hosted by women would do its best every day to respect and uplift women."
More sponsors bail from 'The View' after 'elite liberal divas' ridicule nurse in Miss America pageant http://t.co/o3RYWp6Fgk— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) September 19, 2015
Instead, ABC's "The View" -- originally created by veteran journalist Barbara Walters to represent women "of different backgrounds, different generations and different opinions" -- has devolved into an ear-splitting bickerfest of elite divas who scoff and sneer at those who do not enjoy their celebrity privilege or share their left-wing ideological values.
This week, the bratty, catty co-hosts' targets included the young women who competed for the Miss America title. Michelle Collins, a "comedian" who recently joined the show after establishing herself as a Tinseltown "gossip queen," savaged Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson. As the other anchors giggled out loud at Johnson's video clip, Collins mocked the Rocky Mountain beauty not for her looks or her politics, but for a lovely, earnest monologue she performed during the pageant's talent competition.
Wearing her hospital scrubs, sneakers and a stethoscope, the registered nurse recounted her conversations with a patient named Joe in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. When he requested changes in medications and treatments, Johnson explained to him that she couldn't because she was "just a nurse."
As nasty as the #View has been to all conservatives, interesting that their sponsors picked Miss America nurse joke to pull sponsorship.— Kevin Concerned (@HensleywkAo) September 19, 2015