Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Former Obama adviser: Clintonshould look inward over struggles CNN, by Gregory Krieg Pluperfect- 2/9/2016 3:57:41 AM David Axelrod, the former top political adviser to President Barack Obama, said Monday that Hillary Clinton´s inner circle should accept more responsibility for the candidate´s struggles. "When the exact same problems crop up in separate campaigns, with different staff, at what point do the principals say, ´Hey, maybe it´s US?´" Axelrod tweeted, referencing the internal turmoil that gripped Clinton´s losing 2008 bid. When the exact same problems crop up in separate campaigns, with different staff, at what point do the principals say, "Hey, maybe it´s US?" — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 8, 2016 Axelrod currently serves as a CNN senior Michigan man with once-epiccommute settles into new life CBS News, by Staff Pluperfect- 2/9/2016 3:54:39 AM TROY, Mich. - A Detroit-area man who had said he walked 21 miles a day to and from work is finding life is much easier about a year after receiving a new car and a windfall of donations, but the downside to that generosity is that he has put on weight. Many news outlets reported last year about James Robertson´s daily trek to the factory where he worked in Rochester Hills. Shortly thereafter, donors gave Robertson the car and roughly $360,000. He moved from Detroit to suburban Troy. "People ask me why I still work. I don´t change that for no one," Bloomberg — Or Not? New York Sun, by Editorial - 2/9/2016 3:45:42 AM It’s typical of Mayor Bloomberg that when he personally confirms for the first time that he’s considering a run for the presidency in 2016, he does so in ... what would one figure, USA Today? The Wall Street Journal? The Kelly File? CNN? Rachel Maddow’s show? The O’Reilly Factor? Or even his own newswire? Nah, not Mike. He does it in an interview with a Japanese owned financial daily published in London, the Financial Times, and proceeds to insult the American political conversation so far as “banal.” Not to be misunderstood here. The New York Sun has been running out
4 in 10 GOP Voters Say They CouldChange Their Minds in New Hampshire ABC News, by Ryan Struyk Pluperfect- 2/9/2016 3:45:20 AM A large chunk of the New Hampshire electorate says they´re still willing to change their allegiances -- just a day before the primary. More than four in 10 likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire say they still could change their minds before tomorrow’s primary, according to new polls out yesterday and today. A CNN/WMUR/UNH poll shows that less than half of likely Republican voters say they have “definitely decided” who they´re going to vote for. The GOP electorate is more fluid than the Democratic side. Roughly eight in 10 Democrats say that they have a firm choice in recent polling, with Michael Bloomberg Confirms He Is Weighingan Independent Run for President New York Times, by Alexander Burns Honeybadger- 2/9/2016 3:38:02 AM Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, confirmed in an interview with The Financial Times that he was actively weighing an independent campaign for president in 2016. Mr. Bloomberg said he was “looking at all the options” in the election and lamented the state of the race. “I find the level of discourse and discussion distressingly banal and an outrage and an insult to the voters,” Mr. Bloomberg told the paper. The comments are Mr. Bloomberg’s first public expression of interest in the presidential race, but aides acting on his instructions have already drawn up detailed plans for a Undeclared in New Hampshire: ‘I MightBe Able to Bring Trump and Cruz Down’ New York Times, by Ashley Parker JoniTx- 2/9/2016 3:25:58 AM RINDGE, N.H. — After hours of deliberation and debate, Joleen Little had narrowed down her choice for president in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday to two candidates — a liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican. Yes, that’s right. Two candidates from opposite political parties. Ms. Little, 62, of Rindge, was trying to decide whether to support Senator Bernie Sanders, an avowed democratic socialist from Vermont running as a political outsider, or Jeb Bush, a former Republican governor of Florida, who hails from one of the nation’s most prominent political dynasties. “I know it sounds crazy, but I like a Bernie wins a landslide 4-0 against Hillary(and Kasich beats Trump) in tiny NewHampshire town of NINE people thatopened polling at midnight Associated Press & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff & Khaleda Rahman JoniTx- 2/9/2016 3:07:04 AM Bernie Sanders won a landslide victory in a tiny town with a population of nine, where the first ballots of the New Hampshire primary were cast early Tuesday. Sanders won over all four Democratic voters in the tiny town of Dixville Notch, while John Kasich sneaked past Donald Trump, 3-2, among Republicans. Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots. Scroll down for video -(Photos) Sanders and Kasich also won in Hart´s Location, which has
Ted Cruz Lives Up to ‘Weasel’Accusation with Shady Mailer Mediaite, by Lindsey Ellefson Moritz55- 2/9/2016 12:44:04 AM CNN has called it “astonishing” that Republican Iowa caucus winner Ted Cruz “continues to knowingly mislead” the public when it comes to his campaign’s sneaky strategy to spread the false rumor that Ben Carson was dropping out of the race just hours before the caucus. SNL was less diplomatic, calling him a “nasty little weasel.” His former classmates are “horrified” he is a candidate and a neurologist undertook a personal mission to conduct a study to find out why Cruz’s smile “revolts” him. Obviously, Cruz and his campaign already have quite a reputation for being slimy, but their latest move Brooklyn man sentenced to 12years for subway hammer attacks WPIX-TV [New York, NY], by Alyssa Zauderer Ribicon- 2/9/2016 12:12:16 AM New York — A mugger who hit two New York City subway riders on the head with a hammer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson says Anthony Coward, 30, was sentenced Monday. The May 2014 attacks occurred in the Rockaway Avenue station in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The victims were ambushed from behind and hit in the head with a hammer while they were buying fare cards. Coward stole $58 from one victim and $140 from the other. Prosecutors say he continued to hit one victim after he fell to the ground. “In order for our city to be a Teen slashed while joggingin Jackson Heights WPIX-TV [New York, NY], by Allison Kaden Ribicon- 2/9/2016 12:09:52 AM Jackson Heights, Queens – The NYPD is still looking for a man who slashed a Jackson Heights woman Sunday morning. According to police, the 19-year-old woman was out jogging when the suspect ran by and stabbed her with an unknown sharp object. Police said the attack was unprovoked and the suspect didn´t say anything to the young woman. It happened on on 25th Avenue between 79th and 80th Streets. Moments after the attack, police said the woman noticed she was bleeding. Police sources said the cut was about an inch long on her left leg and required 6 stitches. DHS, FBI employee data dumped in hack Washington Times, by Andrea Noble Ribicon- 2/8/2016 11:54:35 PM A hacker claiming to have downloaded information about thousands of FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees through a Justice Department computer followed through with a threat to publicly release the information online Monday. The data appears to consist of the names, positions, email addresses and phone numbers of an estimated 9,000 Homeland Security employees and 20,000 FBI employees. The online posts, made separately on Sunday and Monday, are accompanied by a pro-Palestinian slogans. The hack was first reported by Motherboard, which quoted the unnamed hacker as saying that he downloaded the data after obtaining access to a Justice Department
The RNC’s 2012 Autopsy Was Wrong National Review, by Jim Geraghty earlybird- 2/8/2016 11:52:51 PM To understand Marco Rubio’s decision to support the “Gang of Eight” bill in 2013, look no further than the Republican National Committee’s official autopsy of what went wrong in 2012, which proved spectacularly wrong in predicting what the political environment would look like at the end of President Obama’s second term. The “Growth and Opportunity Project,” as it was called, avoided making specific policy recommendations to Republicans, with one glaring exception: “We are not a policy committee, but among the steps Republicans take in the Hispanic community and beyond, we must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform. If we do
Staffing Changes Won’t Fix Hillary’s Biggest Campaign ProblemDepressing to discover, it's not your staff....it's you.
Parasite that breeds in cats ´could affecthuman behaviour when it infects people´ Independent [UK], by Steve Connor Ribicon- 2/8/2016 11:38:38 PM A microscopic parasite that breeds in cats has been found to make chimpanzees less fearful of predators in what scientists believe is further evidence that the microbe can also affect human behaviour when it infects people. A study of Toxoplasma gondii, which is estimated to be infecting around 1,000 people every day in Britain, has found that it makes chimpanzees more attracted to the smell of leopards, their main predators in the wild. (Snip) Scientists believe this difference between the reaction to leopards and other large cats indicates that the change in behaviour is linked with the predator-prey relationship White subway rider assaulted byblack man in Brooklyn station:‘Cracka, you don’t belong here’ New York Daily News, by Rocco Parascandola Ribicon- 2/8/2016 11:26:21 PM A 44-year-old white straphanger was beaten in a Brooklyn subway station by a black man who told him, “Cracka, you don’t belong here,” police sources told the Daily News. The suspect also allegedly elbowed the victim’s fiancé in the head, then spit in another straphangers’ face. "Someone get his white cracka ass off the floor," the suspect said, according to police sources. “It’s a black neighborhood ... You don’t belong here.” (Snip) The victim was getting off the train when the suspect, believed to be about 40 years old, approached from behind and allegedly punched him in the face. How Hillary Clinton’s campaignis on the verge of implodingafter N.H. — again Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell Dreadnought- 2/8/2016 11:18:36 PM The Clinton camp will reassess its national campaign after New Hampshire, with some insiders telling Politico Bill and Hillary Clinton are unhappy with Mrs. Clinton’s campaign messaging and digital strategy and they are considering staff changes. Mrs. Clinton is expected to lose the first in the nation primary in New Hampshire Tuesday to Sen. Bernard Sanders, according to several polls. Still reeling from her narrow victory in Iowa, instead of re-evaluating her campaign strategy after the first four primary states, insiders tell Politico the reassessment could come sooner. “The Clintons are not happy, and have been letting all of us
Something has clicked forJeb Bush in the last few days Washington Post, by Ed O´Keefe Dreadnought- 2/8/2016 11:15:03 PM NASHUA, N.H. — Speaking to a Rotary Club on Monday that his father once addressed as vice president, Jeb Bush admitted that he had long resisted visiting New Hampshire before he became a presidential candidate to avoid fueling speculation. But after more than eight months of campaigning here, he said, “I’m a better person, and I’m certainly a better candidate.” Something has clicked for Bush in New Hampshire in the past few days. What has transpired by no means guarantees him a top-tier finish in Tuesday’s Republican primary here, but the crowds turning out to see him are bigger, his Cruz brings Reagan-sizedambition to New Hampshire, butmight not convert it to votes Washington Post, by David Weigel Dreadnought- 2/8/2016 11:12:32 PM RAYMOND, N.H. -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) squeezed into the Tuckaway Tavern, past a wall of supporters, and into a waiting mob of reporters. In his final press conference before New Hampshire polls opened, Cruz explained how he could lose here but move right along. "We never viewed any of these states as a must-win," said Cruz. "We were going to compete hard in each of the first four; we believed we could do well. We were obviously very gratified to win Iowa; we didn’t think we had to win Iowa, but winning is better than losing, no doubt about Donald Trump repeatscrowd member’s Ted Cruzinsult: ‘He’s a pussy.’ Washington Post, by Jenna Johnson Dreadnought- 2/8/2016 11:09:43 PM MANCHESTER, N.H. -- As Donald Trump brought up his chief rival, Ted Cruz, during a rally in a sports arena the night before the New Hampshire primary, a woman in the crowd shouted out an insult of the senator from Texas. "She just said a terrible thing," Trump said with a smile. "You know what she said? Shout it out." The woman shouted louder, but still couldn´t be heard throughout the cavernous arena. "Okay, you´re not allowed to say and I never expect to hear that from you again," Trump said with mock seriousness, like a father reprimanding a child. Met´s bill to translate an extinctlanguage: Staff were brought in for 11suspects who claimed they were fromcountry that ceased to exist in 1975 Daily Mail [UK], by Arthur Martin Ribicon- 2/8/2016 10:48:34 PM Britain´s biggest police force spent £7million on interpreters in a year – including translators for suspects claiming to be from an extinct African kingdom. Scotland Yard has arrested 11 people claiming to be from Dahomey – a West African nation which ceased to exist from 1975. (Snip) Details of the Met’s extensive use of translators comes amid concerns over the decline of routine patrols by bobbies on the beat. Craig Mackey, the Met’s deputy commissioner, recently stated that in some cases victims of crime would no longer get to see a police officer in person, but would get a telephone
The man who became a millionaire out ofmigrants: The fat cat who gave himself a£760,000 pay rise to put refugees up inhotels... but his guests are moaningabout the buffet and lack of puds Daily Mail [UK], by Nick Craven and Peter Henn Ribicon- 2/8/2016 10:36:39 PM The fat cat boss of a company given vast amounts of taxpayers´ money to house asylum seekers is on a salary of almost £1million a year, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. MPs have condemned James Vyvyan-Robinson, director of Clearspring Ready Homes Ltd, for profiteering from the plight of refugees after he awarded himself an astonishing near-fourfold pay rise. The company, which is paid by the Government to provide transportation and accommodation for asylum seekers, is currently under investigation by HMRC over its tax affairs. (Snip) This came as the company received the lion´s share of its income ´It takes two to tango´: As 12 Asian menare jailed for 143 years for gang-rapinga 13-year-old white girl, Muslimcouncillor admits some in communitystill think SHE was partly to blame Daily Mail [UK], by James Dunn Ribicon- 2/8/2016 10:28:44 PM A Muslim councillor has admitted that some feel as though ´it takes two to tango´ as 12 men were jailed for gang-raping a 13-year-old white girl in West Yorkshire. The gang of men from Pakistani origin were jailed for a total of 143 years at Bradford Crown Court today, for 13 months of horrendous abuse of the British white girl in 2011 and 2012. (Snip) After the sentencing, Kris Hopkins, Conservative MP for Keighley spoke out against the ´sick model of organised groups of Asian men grooming young white girls´, but said there are more women out there who need justice. There´s been a boom indriver´s licenses issued toimmigrants here illegally Los Angeles Times, by Tatiana Sanchez beancounter- 2/8/2016 9:11:00 PM Judith Benitez had gone most of her adult life without knowing how to drive. The 35-year-old woman from Mexico who is in the U.S. illegally would ask family members for rides to pick up her children from school. Trips to the grocery store or the doctor´s office were complicated. That changed last year when Assembly Bill 60 was implemented, granting people in the country illegally the right to obtain driver´s licenses in California. Benitez, who lives in Lemon Grove, learned to drive and was among those in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles the day the law took effect. Friends of girl, 18, withleukemia sign her casket withloving messages in a finalgoodbye after she died waitingfor a hospital bed during ashortage in Canada Daily Mail [U.K.], by Kalhan Rosenblatt - 2/8/2016 8:41:55 PM A girl who died of leukemia was given a final send off after her friends signed her casket with loving messages on January 30. Laura Hillier got to experience a few normal childhood milestones like graduating high school and getting her senior year book signed before she died on January 20. Laura might have experienced a few more milestones if a Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, hospital had been able to accommodate a bone marrow transplant for the young woman. Numerous donors were a match with Laura and ready to donate, but Hamilton´s Juravinski Hospital didn´t have enough beds in high-air-pressure rooms for the procedure. Hospital
FBI Makes It Official: Hillary RodhamClinton Is Under Investigation PJ Media, by Michael Walsh Hazymac- 2/8/2016 8:36:31 PM Just the thing to propel her into the New Hampshire primary tomorrow: In a letter disclosed Monday in a federal court filing, the FBI confirms one of the world’s worst-kept secrets: It is looking into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Why say this at all, since it was widely known to be true? Because in August in response to a judge’s direction, the State Department asked the FBI for information about what it was up to. Sorry, the FBI said at the time, we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any investigation. Now, in a letter dated February A black Princeton professor saysshe was handcuffed to a table forher unpaid parking tickets Washington Post, by Susan Svrluga NorthernDog- 2/8/2016 8:23:33 PM A professor at Princeton University wrote about her arrest this weekend for what she said was a three-year-old parking ticket, sparking debate on social media between those who see it as an example of racist behavior by police and others who believe it was an overreaction to a minor incident. Her account tapped into the national conversation over police treatment of black people that has led to protests, including demonstrations at Princeton and many other colleges. (Snip) Perry was stopped Saturday morning for driving 67 miles per hour on a street with a 45-miles-per-hour limit, he said, at which time NASA Bans The Word ´Jesus´ Fox News, by Todd Starnes - 2/8/2016 8:12:12 PM The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA. The JSC Praise & Worship Club was directed by NASA attorneys to refrain from using the name ‘Jesus’ in club announcements that appeared in a Space Center newsletter.“ It was shocking to all of us and very frustrating,” NASA engineer Sophia Smith told me. “NASA has a long history of respecting religious speech. Why wouldn’t they allow us to put the name Jesus in the announcement about our club?” Liberty Institute, Staffing Changes Won’t FixHillary’s Biggest Campaign Problem Legal Insurrection, by Kimberlee Kaye FlyRight- 2/8/2016 7:59:08 PM No one is happy. Not Bill. Not Hillary. Not the Democrats. No one. Apparently. This afternoon Politico that the Clinton campaign is considering a substantial staffing shakeup following what looks to be a loss in tomorrow’s New Hampshire’s primary. Hillary and Bill Clinton are so dissatisfied with their campaign’s messaging and digital operations they are considering staffing and strategy changes after what’s expected to be a loss in Tuesday’s primary here, according to a half-dozen people with direct knowledge of the situation. The Clintons — stung by her narrow victory in Iowa — had been planning to reassess staffing at the campaign’s Brooklyn
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Breitbart News mikkins2- 2/8/2016 7:57:46 PM On February 5th, Breitbart News exclusively reported that Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) issued a list of five questions that all candidates must answer if they wish to seek the Republican nomination. In recent years, Sessions has emerged as the intellectual thought leader of the nation-state conservative movement. Sessions has articulated how mass immigration combined with reckless trade deals is compressing wages and decimating America’s middle class. Sessions’ questionnaire consisted of five straightforward questions addressing immigration, trade, and crime in the United States. The first candidate to reply to Sessions’ questionnaire was GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump. In his response, Trump declares, “After 184 Cubans Arrive without
Setbacks in Mexico from Guatemala
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff - 2/8/2016 7:55:31 PM CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico – A group of 184 Cubans, who had traveled through Guatemala to reach Mexican territory at Ciudad Hidalgo in the southern state of Chiapas, received from Mexican authorities a provisional visitor’s document which, for humanitarian reasons, allows them to travel the length of this country to the United States. This is the second group of beneficiaries of an accord struck by Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico aimed at helping Cubans who have been stranded in Costa Rica since last Nov. 15, when Nicaragua, concerned about risks to its security and sovereignty, closed its borders. Putin Ally: Chechen
Spies Infiltrate ISIS
Reuters, by Staff PageTurner- 2/8/2016 7:48:48 PM Chechen spies loyal to the Kremlin have infiltrated Islamic State in Syria and are gathering intelligence the Russian air force uses to select bombing targets, the hardline leader of Chechnya told Russian state TV. Ramzan Kadyrov, who as a close ally of President Vladimir Putin keeps tight control of a mostly Muslim region with a history of rebellion against Moscow, said Chechens had trained alongside Islamic State fighters at the start of the Syrian war. "An extensive spy network has been set up inside Islamic State," Kadyrov´s office quoted him on Monday as telling Russia´s state-controlled Russia 1 channel.
FBI formally confirms its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email serverGuess someone had to wait until their tux got back from the cleaners. Senate report: Illegal immigrants benefited from up to $750M in ObamaCareNo wonder they all want to come here.
Jane Fonda: Donald Trump pushingyoung Muslims ‘closer to the terrorists’ Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmer - 2/8/2016 7:31:27 PM Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is driving young Muslims “closer to the terrorists,” said actress and feminist icon Jane Fonda. Ms. Fonda, 78, appeared Sunday night at the Women’s Equality and ERA Coalition’s “Night of Comedy” in Manhattan, accusing Mr. Trump of “fanning the flames of people’s anxieties and racism,” the New York Daily News reported. “It’s terrible and it’s dangerous,” Ms. Fonda said. “Even if he doesn’t make it, which I don’t think he will, the fact that he’s said the things he’s said about Muslims for example, the damage has been done. All those young Muslims now can Poor suffer as Mumbai chokeson garbage dump haze CNN, by Euan McKirdy and Mallika Kapur - 2/8/2016 7:04:39 PM Mumbai, India On any regular morning in the bustling port city of Mumbai in western India, a thick, yellow-gray pall hangs over the city. Driving on one of the metropolis´ highways, buildings just dozens of meters away are hard to make out through the early morning smog. And as you approach Deonar, the city´s oldest, and by some accounts Asia´s largest, garbage dump, the air thickens and constrains the throat. It affects the thousands of poverty-stricken residents that exist on the sidelines of this sprawling, 132-hectare site. It receives 4,000 tons of waste a day, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) 3 mauled as leopard wreakshavoc at Indian school CNN, by Sugam Pokharel PageTurner- 2/8/2016 6:55:47 PM New Delhi (CNN)Three people were mauled when a leopard entered school grounds in the Indian city of Bangalore, leading officials on an all-day mission to subdue the animal. Surveillance video of Sunday´s attack showed the big cat chasing terrified men around the private school´s swimming pool, leaping on them and mauling them as they tried to escape. The 6-year-old male leopard, suspected of straying onto the school grounds from a nearby forest, was eventually tranquilized and taken to a wildlife park for treatment. Ravi Ralph, wildlife chief of Karnataka state, said an injured forest department official had been released from the hospital,
Clinton Emails: Appoint A SpecialCounsel, Guarantee A Speedy Trial Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial - 2/8/2016 6:55:43 PM Corruption: The investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email account is taking on the look of a political stonewall. It’s time for an independent counsel to ensure that justice isn’t delayed past the next election. The Hill reported Monday that pressure on Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint an outside solicitor in the Clinton email scandal is starting to build as “top Republicans are calling for a special prosecutor to be brought in and evaluate the situation.” As one GOP congressman pointed out, the unique circumstances of this case require an exceptional response. “That Hillary Clinton could be the Democrat nominee and potential Barack Hussein Obama: America’sFirst Defender-In-Chief Of Islam Investor´s Business Daily, by Paul Sperry Desert Fox- 2/8/2016 6:43:26 PM A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute found that 83% of Americans know a little or nothing at all about the religious beliefs and practices of Muslims. Our president took the opportunity last week to mis-educate them. In the course of a 48-minute speech, Barack Hussein Obama whitewashed Islam’s dark history, sugarcoated its violent texts and rewrote America’s founding as one embracing Islam — all to mainstream Islam and pander to Muslim voters ahead of the presidential election. The media described Imam Obama’s sermon, delivered from the musallah of a Baltimore mosque with a long track record of preaching hate How Chris Christie exposed MarcoRubio as an untrustworthy pretender The Week, by James Poulos Desert Fox- 2/8/2016 6:39:26 PM Marco Rubio was never easy for many of my fellow conservatives to trust. Back in his 2010 Florida Senate race, he was the Tea Party-fueled alternative to Democrat Kendrick Meek and RINO-bot Charlie Crist. Since then, he´s changed any number of times, clearly revealing his grand designs on power. With potential like this, who needs integrity? This dynamic was abundantly clear in Saturday night´s GOP debate. Rubio blew it. That conventional wisdom solidified mere minutes after debate´s end, and with the New Hampshire primary just days away. Coming off a strong third-place showing in Iowa, this was supposed to be GOP pumping brakeson Rubio: Weber CNBC, by Tom DiChristopher Desert Fox- 2/8/2016 6:36:46 PM Sen. Marco Rubio is losing support among Republicans after the latest debate and heading into Tuesday´s first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, a long-time GOP strategist said Monday. Following Rubio´s surprisingly good performance in the Iowa caucuses, the Republican establishment appeared last week to be coalescing around him as the person to challenge billionaire Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz for the GOP presidential nomination, according to former Minnesota Rep. Vin Weber, who supports Jeb Bush. But Rubio did not handle the pressure well during the latest debate, said Weber, who has worked on campaigns for such Republicans as Mitt Romney and George
Feminists Sold TheirSouls in the ´90s Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh Desert Fox- 2/8/2016 6:32:42 PM RUSH: You see this dustup here with Gloria Steinem, the head NAG? By the way, for those of you new to the show, NAGs is our pet name for the NOW gang, National Organization for Women. We call ´em the National Association of Gals, the NAGs. And Gloria Steinem is so ticked off that women are abandoning Hillary. And so what is the natural thing for these women to do? They immediately become victims. Hillary´s running around like a victim up in New Hampshire. Bill´s running around like she´s a victim of this mean dog, Bernie Sanders, and Gloria Steinem´s FBI formally confirms its investigationof Hillary Clinton’s email server MSNBC, by Pete Williams - 2/8/2016 5:55:55 PM In a letter disclosed Monday in a federal court filing, the FBI confirms one of the world’s worst-kept secrets: It is looking into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Why say this at all, since it was widely known to be true? Because in August in response to a judge’s direction, the State Department asked the FBI for information about what it was up to. Sorry, the FBI said at the time, we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any investigation. Now, in a letter dated February 2 and filed in court Monday, the FBI’s general counsel, Christie Reminds Stephanopoulos ofHis History as Dem ‘Operative’ Newsbusters, by Scott Whitlock - 2/8/2016 5:50:46 PM A testy Chris Christie reminded George Stephanopoulos of his political “operative” past on Monday, hitting the Good Morning America co-host for bringing up the New Jersey governor’s low poll ratings. The former aide to Bill Clinton quizzed, “You have invested so much time and money in New Hampshire, though...still in sixth place, if you can´t win there, where can you win?” An annoyed Christie retorted, “I know that as a former operative, you´re obsessed with the polls. I know you are. But I also know that when you working for Bill Clinton in 1992, everybody told him the night before GOP Debate: Best Night for ABC In14 Years, Beats Fox News Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte - 2/8/2016 5:44:27 PM ABC’s Republican primary debate drew an average of 13.2 million viewers over its three hours, and did so on a Saturday night. Other than sports programming, this is the best Saturday night ABC has had since 2001. Saturday night’s debate also beat the previous GOP debate, which did not air on a typically low-rated Saturday night. Thursday night’s Fox News debate earned just 12.5 million viewers. The jump from 12.5 million weekday viewers to 13.2 million Saturday night viewers is all the more surprising due to the fact that, until this weekend, each GOP debate had earned fewer viewers than
Meritocracy & the Middle Class American Conservative, by Rod Dreher trapper- 2/8/2016 5:37:07 PM Rusty Reno explains why so many middle class whites are having a populist moment: The relative success of Trump and Sanders shows that they’re rebelling against both left-leaning and right-leaning political establishments. That’s not because of identity politics. It’s because they’re in the best position to see the new character of our leadership class. More: What white middle class voters are waking up to is that their natural leaders are being co-opted by the meritocratic system as well [as minorities’ leaders]. Hillary Clinton may have lived in Arkansas for decades, but she’s a creature of elite education and Goldman Sachs. Why I Hope DeRay MckessonWins the Baltimore Mayoralty National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 5:24:25 PM DeRay Mckesson is a fool and a miscreant, one of the sanctimonious and self-aggrandizing activists making a career out of the Black Lives Matter protests, and he has announced that he is running for mayor of Baltimore, the troubled city from which he originally hails. Let’s hope he wins. Not because we wish ill upon the poor people of Baltimore, poverty rate 24 percent. Like the people of Detroit, their wounds are largely self-inflicted, the combined effects of corruption and ineptitude being magnified there by a poisonous racial politics, which produced in Charm City more or less the same results Unsafe Lead Levels in TapWater Not Limited to Flint New York Times, by Michael Wines & John Schwartz Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 5:07:56 PM In Sebring, Ohio, routine laboratory tests last August found unsafe levels of lead in the town’s drinking water after workers stopped adding a chemical to keep lead water pipes from corroding. Five months passed before the city told pregnant women and children not to drink the water, and shut down taps and fountains in schools. In 2001, after Washington, D.C., changed how it disinfected drinking water, lead in tap water at thousands of homes spiked as much as 20 times the federally approved level. Residents did not find out for three years. When they did, officials ripped out lead water pipes Senate report: Illegal immigrants benefitedfrom up to $750M in ObamaCare subsidies Fox News, by Chad Pergram & Judson Berger Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 5:04:25 PM Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News. The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as
Hacker posts info of 9kDHS staff, says FBI is next RT News [Moscow, Russia], by Staff PageTurner- 2/8/2016 5:03:30 PM Names and addresses of over 9,000 Homeland Security employees were dumped on the internet by unknown hackers after they tricked their way into a Department of Justice computer. The hackers say a list of 20,000 FBI employees is next. Tweeting as @DotGovs, the hackers posted a link pointing to a plain-text post on CryptoBin listing names, job titles, work emails, phone numbers and the states for over 9,000 employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The list includes computer specialists, procurement officers, budget analysts, directors and senior advisers. Bush: ´I will not blame BarackObama for a single thing’ The Hill (Washington DC), by Mark Hensch - 2/8/2016 5:03:18 PM Jeb Bush vowed Monday that he will not scapegoat President Obama for any challenges he faces should he be elected president. “My pledge to you: When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,” he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. "The day that I’m sworn into office, I’m on watch — whatever it is." “I am really tired of politicians that blame their predecessors,” the Republican White House hopeful added. "I have a personal kind of feeling about it having watched it for a while. “I hope you want a president Hillary´s Email Recklessness CompromisedOur National Security National Review, by Andrew C. McCarthy - 2/8/2016 5:03:10 PM ‘Secrecy” sounds so sinister. And when we’re talking about government, that is as it should be. In a self-governing society, transparency is our default setting. Secrecy is the government’s way of concealing corruption, incompetence, and profligacy. There must be a presumption against it. A presumption, however, is not a prohibition. Presumptions are rebutted by necessity. Speaking about the necessity of good intelligence to military operations and homeland defense, General George Washington observed that “upon secrecy, success depends in most enterprises . . . and for want of it, they are generally defeated.” The necessity of secrecy and the catastrophe that Box Office Poison: Another Massive Flopfor ‘Movie Star’ George Clooney Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte - 2/8/2016 5:02:04 PM The Coen brother’s “Hail, Caesar!” didn’t just flop with a paltry $11.4 million opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, in the their three-decade career, the well-reviewed Hollywood comedy starring George Clooney represents the worst opening ever for a Coen’s film released in more than 1500 theatres. Although it is now a pretty low bar, the last time Clooney carried a movie over $100 million was 16 years ago with “The Perfect Storm.” With Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Matt Damon co-starring, you can’t count the three “Ocean’s” movies, and “Gravity” is a Sanrda Bullock movie with Clooney in a relatively Trump Asks Chris Matthews:"Were You Impressed" How QuicklyI Neutralized Bill Clinton Real Clear Politics, by Staff* Carolina Kat- 2/8/2016 5:01:25 PM MSNBC´s Chris Matthews interviews Donald Trump on the eve of the New Hampshire primary about how the candidate got this far and how he believes he would fare against Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton. Trump also explains his thoughts about Jeb Bush. CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC: Let me ask you about the old names, why are the Clintons, both of them, having troubles this time, Bill on the campaign trail, where you basically pushed him out with the sexism charges. TRUMP: They have not said a bad thing about me since [I declared open season on Bill´s past]. MATTHEWS: I know.
GOPe Hack Sununu: “If Trump Only Winsby 12 Points… He Lost” (VIDEO) Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft - 2/8/2016 4:57:37 PM So this is the latest Republican establishment (GOPe) talking point… Former Governor John Sununu, a Jeb Bush supporter, told America’s Newsroom if Donald Trump only wins New Hampshire by 12 points he loses– (Photo) Keep telling yourself that, John. “I think Trump will win. I don’t think he’ll win by as much as he thinks he is and as much as the polls say. If he doesn’t win by 12 points I think the perception will be that he lost.’ (Video) NH Debate Takeaways – Jeb Bush BelievesThe Keystone Pipeline is a Public WorksProject – and Rubio, Cruz, and BushWant To Bomb North Korea… Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance earlybird- 2/8/2016 4:24:37 PM Let us all hope the good people of New Hampshire spot the insufferable and poorly briefed politicians who want to lead the nation. In a recent South Carolina GOP debate Jeb Bush talked about trade with China and showed how much he relies on briefings by his team to create his talking points. Bush did not realize Boeing was moving a manufacturing plant to China, and with it American Jobs – SEE HERESimilarly, last night in New Hampshire, to bolster his propositions about eminent domain, Governor Jeb Bush made the gobsmacking assertion the Keystone Pipeline project was a “public use” Police Pursue Drunk St. PetersburgMan Driving Armored Carrier Moscow Times [Russia], by Anna Dolgov PageTurner- 2/8/2016 3:35:39 PM Police near St. Petersburg have pursued an armored personnel carrier along a road and through a field, eventually detaining its driver and a passenger, both of whom were intoxicated, the local 47news portal reported Sunday. The provenance of the armored carrier, and how two apparent civilians came to possess it was unknown: The military denied the vehicle could have come from a local army base, the Interfax news agency reported Sunday. The chase — in the Kingisepp locality within northwest Russia´s Leningrad region — kicked off early Sunday morning after police received a call about an armored personnel carrier “destroying Is Clinton really a victim of mostnegative campaign in Democratic history? McClatchy News (DC), by Anita Kumar - 2/8/2016 3:31:18 PM MANCHESTER, N.H. -Hillary Clinton accuses Bernie Sanders of engaging in the most negative campaign in the history of Democratic presidential nomination contests, breaking his decades-long pledge to run only positive campaigns. Clinton said Sanders ran a negative TV ad against her. But the 30-second spot never mentions her name. She claims Sanders is attacking her when he brags that he doesn’t benefit from a super political action committee. He does point out that she gets money from PACs but is careful not to say the money influenced her. She accused him of being sexist when a top aide said Sanders Major Averages Plunge as Energy, Tech Drop Fox Business, by Victoria Craig - 2/8/2016 3:25:19 PM U.S. equity markets kicked off the week on a sharply negative note as oil saw renewed pressure and sentiment remained weak. As of 3:00 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 350 points lower, or 2.16% to 15855. The S&P 500 dropped 46 points, or 2.46% to 1833, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 138 points, or 3.19% to 4223. All 10 S&P 500 sectors were in negative territory as telecommunications, energy and technology led the way lower. Today’s Markets -Taking the weekend to breathe after Friday’s late-session selloff didn’t do much good for Wall Street as stocks entered a Bus bound for casino crashes on I-95in Connecticut, dozens reported hurt Fox News, by Staff - 2/8/2016 3:21:59 PM At least 30 people were hurt, six of them critically, after a bus headed to a casino rolled over on Interstate 95 in Connecticut during a blizzard Monday afternoon. Ambulences were on the scene in Madison where the state Department of Transportation said the accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. The bus, owned by Dahlia Inc., and operated by VMC East Coast, left from New York City on its way to the Mohegan Sun, a casino spokesman said. Dr. Andy Ulrich with Yale-New Haven hospital told FOX61 six incoming patients were in critical condition. A FOX61 reporter saw at least four
Late Breaking News!Pentagon confirms North Korea successfully put an object into orbitThe Pentagon confirms that North Korea's launch of a new long-range rocket successfully 'put a satellite or some device into orbit.' (Fox News)
Pressure mounting on Lynch for special counsel on Hillary e-mails?Obama and Lynch could dump the whole nastybusiness on a special counsel.
Satellites Show Mystery Construction atIran’s Top-Secret Military Site Daily Beast, by Kimberly Dozier - 2/8/2016 2:50:35 PM Newly released satellite images of Iran’s top-secret Parchin military complex reveal that even as Iran was working to negotiate a nuclear deal, it was apparently working to hide its atomic work of the past and hedge its bets for the future. Forecasting site Stratfor.com says the images published Monday show Iran building a tunnel into a heavily guarded mountain complex inside the Parchin facility, some 20 miles southeast of Tehran, while also working to erase signs of alleged high-explosive testing at another area on the site. “We’re not saying they’re cheating on the nuclear deal,” Stratfor analyst Sim Tack told The execs who enabledSumner Redstone’s lunacy New York Post, by Charles Gasparino Drive- 2/8/2016 2:43:08 PM Sumner Redstone’s decline from formidable corporate chieftain to barely functioning adult has been a recurring story for a decade. Which makes the whole sordid episode now unfolding around his media empire so tragic for public investors. Redstone’s former aid-giver and girlfriend, some 40 years his junior, sued him last fall for improper dismissal, and in court documents revealed what many on Wall Street believed has been the case for years. Redstone, she alleged, is a “living ghost” who, when not demanding steaks and sex, is barely cognizant. The publication of the lawsuit appears to have led the boards of the Hillary can’t dodge GoldmanSachs questions forever New York Post, by Staff Drive- 2/8/2016 2:39:19 PM “I will look into it”: So answered Hillary Clinton at last week’s debate when asked yet again to release the transcripts of her lucrative speeches for Goldman Sachs. She couldn’t come up with a better dodge than that? Maybe not: Clinton can’t seem to give any straight answers on her Goldman windfall. The night before, she practically broke down when CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked why she accepted $675,000 in fees for three Goldman speeches. After a struggle, she answered, “Well, I don’t know. “That’s what they offered. Every secretary of state has done that,” she said. Not quite. “That’s what
Marco Rubio Is The GOP’sBest Shot At The Presidency The Federalist, by Rachel Lu MissMolly- 2/8/2016 2:28:46 PM Is Marco Rubio the Republican Barack Obama? Let’s hope so. Admittedly, I’ve suppressed a few memories from the past eight years, but didn’t that guy win two elections, and also deliver the top item on his supporters’ policy wish list? I thought so. I’m greedy. I do actually want more. I want a conservative Obama for the next ten months, but once the victory party’s over, I don’t want him to similarly morph into a bitter and schoolmarmish Haranguer-In-Chief. Instead, I want the kind of charismatic leader who can build coalitions, pursue reasonable policy reforms, and persuade younger voters to Clinton weighs staffshake-up after New Hampshire Politico, by Glenn Thrush and Annie Karni Not your typical New Yorker- 2/8/2016 2:26:29 PM Hillary and Bill Clinton are so dissatisfied with their campaign’s messaging and digital operations they are considering staffing and strategy changes after what’s expected to be a loss in Tuesday’s primary here, according to a half-dozen people with direct knowledge of the situation. The Clintons -- stung by her narrow victory in Iowa -- had been planning to reassess staffing at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters after the first four primaries, but the Clintons have become increasingly caustic in their criticism of aides and demanded the reassessment sooner, a source told POLITICO. Timing is everything: Obama´sbudget same day as NH primary Associated Press, by Andrew Taylor JoniTx- 2/8/2016 2:20:41 PM WASHINGTON- The main thing to know about President Barack Obama´s final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. The timing cements the impression that Obama realizes a Republican-led Congress is unlikely to embrace his spending priorities. Typically, the budget is released on a Monday, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Tuesday´s release allowed administration employees and journalists a chance to watch the Super Bowl. The 2017 budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 will China showcases technological power:540 Sino-made robots dance simultaneouslyto music in the ´world´s most viewedTV programme´ Daily Mail (UK), by Sophie Williams JoniTx- 2/8/2016 2:16:33 PM China used its spring festival gala show last night to show off its advancing technological power, putting on a dancing robot show. Around 540 robots took to the stage in Guangzhou, southern China, simultaneously performing a dance routine while being filmed by drones overhead, the People´s Daily Online reports. The Spring Festival gala is described as the world´s most viewed TV programme by its organiser, China´s Central Television Station, with over 700 million people tuning in every year. (Video/Photos) One of the most talked about segments of the show was the performance by 540 robots dancing with the Guangzhou´s skyline
Marco Rubio goes into freefall amongthose betting on the New Hampshire primary Market Watch, by Brett Arends - 2/8/2016 2:07:57 PM BEDFORD, N.H. — It won’t show up in the polls before the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. But if the sports-betting market is any guide, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is suddenly in a lot of trouble. Rubio’s been in freefall on the sports markets since his debacle in Saturday’s Republican presidential debate, where he got owned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. As an illustration, on the sports-betting exchange Predictit, Rubio’s perceived chance of winning the New Hampshire primary has collapsed in two days from 27% to 8%. And his perceived chance of becoming the eventual nominee has plummeted by 17 percentage points to 37%. Sports Marco Rubio’s Achilles’ heel reveals itself.Marco Rubio’s Achilles’ heel reveals itself. Washington Post, by Chris Cilliza - 2/8/2016 2:05:42 PM The first time you watch Marco Rubio debate, you will almost certainly be wowed. He speaks not in sentences but in paragraphs. He has an answer, fully formed, for every question. He comes across as deeply well-versed and well-spoken on, well, everything. The second time you watch Rubio debate, you´ll probably feel the same. Maybe even the third time. But, over time, you´ll start to notice that the paragraphs that Rubio speaks in start to sound a lot alike. That´s because they are. And, you´ll start to see Rubio as less the smartest kid in the class and more as the kid U.S. Athletes Told to Skip RioOlympics if Concerned About Zika Breitbart National Security, by Mary Chastain JoniTx- 2/8/2016 1:59:50 PM The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has recommended that any athlete or trainer concerned about the Zika outbreak in Latin America should consider not attending the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Two anonymous sources told Reuters that the USOC issued the suggestion late in January on a teleconference call. President and board chairman of USA fencing Donald Anthony said no person should travel if “they don’t feel comfortable going. Bottom line.” “One of the things that they immediately said was, especially for women that may be pregnant or even thinking of getting pregnant, that whether you are scheduled to go The Triumphant Return of Chris Christie Atlantic, by Molly Ball - 2/8/2016 1:56:57 PM SALEM, New Hampshire—Chris Christie was accustomed to being a big man: a man of stature, a man of power, a man who demands and gets his way. But recently, the big man (this is a description of his personality, not his size) was seeming awfully small. On Friday evening here, the governor of New Jersey was desperately trying to talk some sense into the people of New Hampshire, a couple hundred of whom had come out to see him on a snowy night. The night before, Christie’s rival Marco Rubio had played the same venue, filling a larger room of the elementary
Pressure mounting on Lynch forspecial counsel on Hillary e-mails? Hot Air, by Ed Morrisey JoniTx- 2/8/2016 1:34:17 PM Will she or won’t she? That’s the question Loretta Lynch faces on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized homebrew e-mail server, on two levels. If the FBI brings her a recommendation for indictments, will she pursue the case? Or, will Lynch opt for a special counsel if that decision comes with too much political freight? The Hill recaps the status quo, but also offers some interesting background for both scenarios. On one hand, Lynch and Hillary don’t have any personal ties, even though she owes her appointment as US Attorney to Hillary’s husband: Lynch and Clinton never had much of North Korea´s new satellite flewover Super Bowl site Associated Press, by Eric Talmadge JoniTx- 2/8/2016 1:22:10 PM TOKYO- Here´s a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea´s newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD, the North American Aerospace Command, which monitors all satellites in orbit. Both of the Kwangmyongsong, or "Shining Star," satellites complete their orbits in about 94 minutes and based on data released by international organizations tracking them, the new one passed almost right over Levi´s Stadium about an hour after the Friends, pizza & chicken wings: HowMichelle & Barack Obama enjoyedthe Super Bowl Reuters, by Staff JoniTx- 2/8/2016 1:19:19 PM President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, in their first live joint interview since entering the White House seven years ago, shared their Super Bowl rituals with CBS. Speaking to CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, the first couple reflected on the fact that this year´s will be their last Super Bowl they will enjoy at the White House. The president said he, like millions of Americans, typically watches the National Football League´s championship game with friends, pizza, nachos and chicken wings. (Snip) Michelle Obama said she was more inspired by the half-time show, which was headlined by British Cruz: It’s Nuts, Wrong, Dangerousand Immoral to Draft Women andPut Them In Close Combat Red State, by Dan Spencer Judy W.- 2/8/2016 1:16:55 PM Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday talked about his opposition to drafting women into combat in the U.S. military in remarks to an audience at a town hall in Peterborough, New Hampshire. According to the Boston Globe, Cruz mentioned Saturday’s debate and without naming them referred to his competitors, Sen. Marco Rubio and Governors Jeb Bush and Chris Christie all of whom said during the debate that they would support requiring women to register for the draft: “My reaction was, ‘Are you guys nuts?´” Cruz told the crowd, before launching a tirade against political correctness. “We have had enough with political correctness especially
Mexico won´t pay a centfor Trump´s ´stupid wall´ CNBC, by Holly Ellyat and Hadley Gamble - 2/8/2016 1:16:18 PM Donald Trump may want to build a wall across the U.S. southern border to keep Mexican migrants out but don´t expect Mexico to pay for it, former President Felipe Calderon told CNBC, calling the billionaire a "not very well-informed man." The GOP presidential hopeful insisted in October that if elected, he would build a wall aloing the Mexican border and get Mexico to pay for it. But Calderon, Mexico´s president from 2006 to 2012, told CNBC on Saturday that there was no way that Mexico would pay for it. "Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent CBS Uses Beyonce Super Bowl Performanceto Cheer Her Black Lives Matter Activism Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen JoniTx- 2/8/2016 12:53:05 PM Monday’s CBS This Morning applauded Beyonce using the “global stage” of the Super Bowl halftime show “to showcase the political message of her latest single” and hailed the singer’s new album making “a powerful statement on both racism and police brutality.” Correspondent Michelle Miller offered a rave review: “Beyonce came on, and came on strong. Her song is called Formation. And some say it marks a transformation for Beyonce, from more than just an artist who makes hits, to an activist who makes statements.” (Video) Touting the music video for the song, Miller explained: “Imagery that evokes Hurricane Katrina, with Giuliani blasts Beyoncé for ‘attack’ on cops New York Post, by Sophia Rosenbaum JoniTx- 2/8/2016 12:48:05 PM Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted Beyoncé’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl — accusing her of using her platform to “attack police officers.” “This is football, not Hollywood,” Giuliani fumed Monday morning on “FOX & Friends.” At Sunday night’s big game, the singer used her moments in the spotlight to highlight racial tension — with her dancers wearing berets similar to those worn by the Black Panthers. Prior to the performance, some of Beyoncé’s dancers posed for a picture with their fists raised to the sky, evoking the black power salute by two prominent athletes during the 1968 Olympic Games. They Meet The Obama Czars Who DecideHow Your Workplace Runs Daily Caller, by Connor D. Wolf JoniTx- 2/8/2016 12:45:41 PM President Barack Obama has done a lot to change workplace rules during his term but it was key political appointments of labor czars which drove the policy changes forward. The president is responsible for appointing or suggesting a wide range of officials throughout the government. No political appointee officially has the title “czar,” but the term has become a popular shorthand in the media. So-called czars are sometimes, but not always, limited to political appointees who didn’t need legislative approval. There are czars for education, law enforcement, border security, the bailouts, welfare and workplace rules among many other policy areas. Obama: My Budget ´Will DoubleFunding for Clean Energy Researchand Development by 2020´ Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones KarenJ1- 2/8/2016 12:35:31 PM "One of the greatest challenges of our time is climate change," President Obama said in his Saturday radio address. "That´s why the budget I will send to Congress this Tuesday will double funding for clean energy research and development by 2020. This will include new investments to help the private sector create more jobs faster, lower the cost of clean energy faster, and help clean, renewable power outcompete dirty fuels in every state." Obama noted that Republicans went along with the boost in clean energy R&D in last year´s budget agreement. "And I hope they support my plan to double
Public School Kisses Goodbyeto Valentine´s Day, Thanksgiving,Christmas to be Culturally Sensitive KarenJ1- 2/8/2016 12:29:25 PM ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota elementary school has kissed Valentine´s Day goodbye. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, too. Bruce Vento Elementary in St. Paul is joining other public schools in opting out of holiday celebrations as school officials strive to be more culturally sensitive and inclusive. The school has a predominantly Asian and black student body, and English is a second language for more than half of its pupils, who come from a range of faith backgrounds. In a letter to parents last week, Principal Scott Masini said his rationale was to avoid "encroaching on the educational opportunities of others and threatening Accused Rapist Bill ClintonComplains That ‘Bernie Bros’Are ‘Profane’ And ‘Sexist’ Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross KarenJ1- 2/8/2016 12:21:10 PM Former President Bill Clinton, the accused rapist and serial sexual harasser, lashed out at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Sunday at the cohort of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders backers dubbed “Bernie Bros,” accusing them of engaging in “vicious trolling” of Hillary Clinton’s supporters. “People who have gone online to defend Hillary and explain why they support her have been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane — not to mention sexist — to repeat,” Clinton told a crowd of 300 gathered at Milford Middle School Sunday afternoon according to Politico and Bloomberg Politics. Though Clinton did Woman who accused Bill Clintonof assault to campaign againstHillary presidential run Reuters, by Jonathan Allen KarenJ1- 2/8/2016 12:11:36 PM One of the women who has accused former U.S. President Bill Clinton of sexual assault says she has agreed to work for an anti-Clinton political group being formed by a former advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Kathleen Willey, a former White House volunteer who says Bill Clinton groped her in an Oval Office hallway in 1993 when she came to him tearfully seeking a paid job, said she had agreed to become a paid national spokeswoman for a group being created by Roger Stone. Stone, a Republican strategist, said the group would become active should Hillary Clinton, Bill ´Sore loser´ Cam Newton comes under firefor STORMING OUT of press conferenceafter losing the Super Bowl and throwingtantrums during the game Daily Mail (UK), by Chris Pleasance JoniTx- 2/8/2016 12:07:55 PM Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has stormed out of a press conference following Sunday´s unexpected loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Grilled over how disappointing it was to walk away second place having been widely tipped as favorites, Newton managed a single complete answer before resorting to one-word responses. Pushed on how the team was taking the defeat, the 26-year-old sat stony-faced for a few moments before silently getting up and walking out of the press conference. Scroll down for videos (Photos/Video) His sulky display followed a series of on-field tantrums after it became clear the Panthers Pro-Choice Group Denounces DoritosSuper Bowl Ad for ‘Humanizing Fetuses’ Mediaite, by Alex Griswold Moritz55- 2/8/2016 12:03:48 PM The pro-choice organization NARAL livetweeted their thoughts during the Super Bowl Sunday, at one point denouncing a Doritos ad for featuring a fetus. The Doritos ad in question showed a father eating Doritos while his pregnant wife received an ultrasound. The baby reacts strongly to the Doritos whenever Dad gets close with a chip. At the end, the baby physically launches itself out of the womb to try to get Doritos. NARAL Attacks Doritos ‘Ultrasound’Super Bowl Ad For ‘Humanizing Fetuses’ Breitbart Big Government, by Dr. Susan Berry KarenJ1- 2/8/2016 12:00:35 PM Abortion industry political advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America attacked a Doritos Super Bowl ad which features an ultrasound of an unborn baby as “anti-choice.” NARAL @NARAL #NotBuyingIt - that @Doritos ad using #antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses & sexist tropes of dads as clueless & moms as uptight. #SB50 7:07 PM - 7 Feb 2016 316 316 Retweets 308 308 likes Taking to Twitter, NARAL charged the humorous ad that showed a spunky unborn baby responding to a Dad eating Doritos used an “antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses and sexist tropes of dads as clueless and moms as uptight.” You can see the ad
The Clinton Tapes: What Is Hillary Hiding InThose Secret Goldman Sachs Transcripts?Perhaps they are in the sewing room with theRose Law Firm billing records.
Pressure on Lynch to stepaside in Clinton email probe The Hill [DC], by Julian Hattern - 2/8/2016 11:08:17 AM Loretta Lynch is on the edge of the spotlight, about to be dragged to the center. If the FBI finds sufficient evidence to launch a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton or one of her top aides for mishandling classified information, Lynch’s Justice Department will have to decide whether or not to press ahead. Even if no evidence of wrongdoing is found, Clinton’s many critics are unlikely to take the word of an appointee of President Obama’s, and will doubt that justice has been served. Already, top Republicans are calling for a special prosecutor to be brought in and evaluate the situation. No. 2 Senate Rubio Was Right, andChristie Wrong, about Obama National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy - 2/8/2016 11:02:01 AM Sometimes you outsmart yourself. After re-watching the excruciating Rubio-Christie exchange (embedded in David’s post), I can’t help but think that Marco Rubio outsmarted himself – or at least locked in on the wrong part of Chris Christie’s commentary and, in the heat of the moment, couldn’t let go. In the post-mortem, it has been noted repeatedly that Christie attacked Rubio as an unaccomplished, programmed candidate. But Rubio’s alleged insufficiencies were only one part of Christie’s argument. The other, the actual premise of Christie’s critique, was the analogy of Rubio to Obama. Christie contends that the Obama who ran for president Exclusive — Jeb Bush: Marco Rubio’sBad Debate Performance Proves HillaryClinton Would ‘Scrape The Bark Off’ Him Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle earlybird- 2/8/2016 11:00:39 AM MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told Breitbart News exclusively here in a brief interview in the middle of his Super Bowl party on Sunday evening that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% would stand no chance in the general election against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “Of the people on the stage, not in terms of rhetoric but in terms of results, I’m the most conservative reform minded person running for president—which is my record,” Bush said when asked to react to Rubio’s universally panned debate performance on Saturday evening here. The governors are good people but
America’s Syrian Shame New York Times, by Roger Cohen happywarrior- 2/8/2016 10:32:29 AM WASHINGTON — The Putin policy in Syria is clear enough as the encirclement of rebel-held Aleppo proceeds and tens of thousands more Syrians flee toward the Turkish border. It is to entrench the brutal government of Bashar al-Assad by controlling the useful part of Syrian territory, bomb the moderate opposition into submission, block any possibility of Western-instigated regime change, use diplomatic blah-blah in Geneva as cover for changing the facts on the ground, and, maybe fifth or sixth down the list, strengthen the Syrian Army to the point it may one day confront the murderous jihadist stronghold of the Islamic Cruz, ‘super’ PACs pummeled Trumpon Iowa airwaves with ads Associated Press, by Staff happywarrior- 2/8/2016 10:18:33 AM WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV. And while he has been stepping up his ground game, Trump appears to be giving other candidates the opportunity to make the same kind of advertising assault that ramped up in Iowa. An Associated Press analysis finds that during the period leading up to the Feb. 1 caucus, seven out of every 10 broadcast TV ad spots that Colonial Williamsburg Super Bowlad shows World Trade Centerfalling, angers viewers Washington Post, by Maura Judkis happywarrior- 2/8/2016 10:14:25 AM A Super Bowl ad promoting tourism in Colonial Williamsburg made a questionable choice in showing video of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. The commercial, which aired in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, begins with reversed footage of achievements throughout American history: the first flight, the inauguration of President Obama, suffragettes, missions to space. A narrator calls upon us to “reflect upon our sacrifices, our breakthroughs, and yes, our heartbreaks.” On “heartbreaks,” footage of one of the twin towers is shown in reverse, with a fireball rebuilding itself into a complete building. “Where did our spirit Bernie´s Adventures ona Stalinist Kibbutz PJ Media, by Ron Radosh earlybird- 2/8/2016 10:07:55 AM Now that Bernie Sanders has become a serious candidate for president, it is inevitable that the media will pay attention to every aspect of his life. In 1963, when Sanders traveled to Israel to work on a kibbutz there were scores of American Jewish students who also volunteered. So it is rather strange that Sanders has consistently refused to tell the press about his time there and the kibbutz he worked on. (Snip)in 1963 when Sanders worked on Hashomer’s kibbutz, its members considered themselves Marxist-Zionists, and they held a pro-Soviet orientation which included supporting Soviet foreign policy. Their ideological orientation
As Rubio stumbles, mininghis memoir for clues Yahoo Politics, by Jerry Adler earlybird- 2/8/2016 9:46:59 AM Long before Marco Rubio emerged as someone to watch in the Republican primaries this year, he saw himself as a man of destiny — someone who, after 18 months as a senator, following a few years as a local and state official in Florida, decided his life story merited an autobiography. His memoir, “An American Son,” can shed light on how Rubio sees himself and his career, at a time when his personality and temperament are coming under increasing scrutiny from voters and rivals. The title is revealing: Rubio, with his soft good looks and ingratiating smile, has cornered the Hillary and the Suspension of Disbelief PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson earlybird- 2/8/2016 9:16:52 AM In a September 2007 congressional inquiry about the ongoing surge in Iraq, then Senator Hillary Clinton all but called Gen. David Petraeus a liar. After Petraeus gave a cautiously optimistic—and prescient—appraisal of the growing quiet in Iraq, Clinton curtly dismissed him with the literary term “suspension of disbelief,” which describes the creation of a fantasy world. Clinton sarcastically rebutted Petraeus’s quite accurate data with the curt dismissal, “I think that the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief.” But Iraq was no make-believe place. Petraeus went on to quiet Iraq and it stayed that way until CFPB based anti-discriminationsettlements on ´half baked´ statistics American Thinker, by Rick Moran earlybird- 2/8/2016 8:41:30 AM The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched an anti-discrimination crusade against banks giving auto loans in 2012 based not on specific complaints by consumers but on "half baked" statistics according to a story in the New York Post. In fact, there were no complaints filed with the Bureau at all. Instead, the CFPB issued summary judgments extorting and shaking down banks in an effort to achieve "racial justice." Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a “racial New Dumb Talking Point:Ted Cruz Is An Anti-Semite The Federalist, by David Harsanyi garnet- 2/8/2016 8:33:11 AM Ted Cruz was recently asked to react to Donald Trump’s comments about his wife’s relationship with Goldman Sachs. Cruz retorted that for the billionaire “to make this attack, to use a New York term, it’s the height of chutzpah.” Dropping the word chutzpah, even if sounds a little awkward coming from Cruz, works in this context. There’s really no effective English equivalent. “Audacity,” “guts,” “nerve,” “boldness;” all of them are fine, but none of them really have the punch of “chutzpah.” But if you’re a lefty columnist adept at ferreting out nefarious conservative dog whistles, the word also conveys anti-Semitism.
Rubio´s Risk of Going Off Script Bloomberg, by Megan McArdle garnet- 2/8/2016 8:22:39 AM As I watched the debate last night, I couldn’t help but think of Goldman Sachs. But not for the reason you might think. When I was in my first year of business school, and interviewing for investment banking positions, the Career Services office had every first year student work up something known as the “Walk Me Through Your Resume” speech. It was a precisely calibrated two-minute segment in which you summarized your academic and work history, highlighting your accomplishments and explaining your goals. Told properly, it became a little hero’s tale, culminating in you fulfilling your destiny as...well, as an entry-level Too many Middle Easternersin Bible: Trump Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm SurferLad- 2/8/2016 8:15:22 AM Meyers: Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton were named the winners of that Iowa caucus. Cruz celebrated by giving a speech to supporters. Hillary celebrated by moving her stuff into the White House. Fallon: Donald Trump´s plane made an emergency landing in Nashville after reporting engine problems. Asked what the issue was, the pilot said, "Nothing. I just couldn´t take it anymore.” Meyers: President Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. Which means he´s now entered the phase of his last term, "Come at me, bro´.” This Super Bowl ad proved just how muchAmerica loves its opioid painkillers Washington Post, by Todd C. Frankel Toledo- 2/8/2016 8:10:47 AM If you weren’t paying close attention to the simple black-and-white television advertisement that ran midway through the second quarter of Super Bowl 50, you’d never know what it was about. It featured no celebrities. No laugh lines. It wasn’t selling beer. It wasn’t selling soda. Or cars. Or chips. Or a new movie. That’s the kind of All-American advertising expected during the annual Super Bowl ritual, where 30-second spots this year reportedly went for $5 million each. No, this ad was about opioid-induced constipation. And honestly, it deserves its coveted spot during America’s Big Game. That’s because America really loves its opioid painkillers -- so WATCH: Cam Newton abruptly leavesSuper Bowl 50 postgame interview CBS Sports, by Will Brinson GO3- 2/8/2016 7:43:08 AM SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A sullen Cam Newton was not remotely interested in speaking with the media after the Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 and abruptly left the podium in the middle of his media session.Newton spent two-and-a-half minutes answering questions and basically pouting before standing up and leaving.In fairness to Cam, you could hear the Broncos celebrating loudly over a thin barrier. But he's not doing himself any favors with the way he handled an admittedly difficult time.Staff has added text. Please post more than two sentences.
Clinton looks to sisterhood, butvotes may go to Sanders Washington Post, by Abby Phillip and Frances Stead Sellers Toledo- 2/8/2016 7:33:44 AM CONCORD, N.H. — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton’s quest to become the country’s first female president has encountered an unexpected problem: She is having trouble persuading women, young and old, to rally behind her cause. The latest sign came Sunday, when a new CNN-WMUR survey here showed Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont beating Clinton among women by eight percentage points — which represents a big shift from the results last week in the Iowa caucuses, where Clinton won women by 11 points. The survey followed unintentionally problematic comments over the weekend by Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, Ted Cruz, in New List of Endorsements,Includes Lawmaker Who Didn’tEndorse Him New York Times, by Matt Flegenheimer Original Article Posted By: earlybird- 2/8/2016 7:31:16 AM Post Reply MANCHESTER, N.H. — Ted Cruz announced on Sunday the endorsements of six state representatives who had previously supported Rand Paul. At least one representative was surprised to see his name. The representative, J.R. Hoell, had met with Mr. Cruz, senator from Texas, on Friday, he said. “I made it clear I could not support him,” Mr. Hoell said in a phone interview on Sunday evening, citing Mr. Cruz’s foreign policy positions. But Mr. Hoell added that he had given the campaign permission to publish narrow praise from him, relating to Mr. Cruz’s work on Second Amendment rights. Instead, a news
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The Clinton Tapes: What IsHillary Hiding In Those SecretGoldman Sachs Transcripts? Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline - 2/8/2016 5:58:32 AM Hillary Clinton’s lucrative speeches to Goldman Sachs back in 2013 have suddenly become a political liability for the already beleaguered front runner, as pressure mounts for her to release transcripts of those remarks. Bernie Sanders brought up the speeches — three of which earned Clinton $675,000 — weeks ago in an attempt to undermine Clinton’s credibility as a “progressive,” but the controversy has recently taken on a life of its own. In a video posted on the leftist news site The Intercept in late January, one of Intercept’s reporters asked Clinton if she would release the transcripts of the speeches. Obama may be Ensnaredin the Clinton Email Scandal American Thinker, by Jonathan F. Keiler Piercentire- 2/8/2016 5:42:02 AM Perhaps President Obama’s involvement is the reason that the FBI has not yet referred charges to the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case. It may be metastasizing so quickly and so dangerously that not only are agents and lawyers within the agency having trouble keeping up with new evidence of wrongdoing, but that the scandal itself now threatens a constitutional crisis. The Department of State’s refusal to release 18 emails exchanged between President Obama and Clinton through her unsecured home server at best creates a conflict of interest for Obama Is Trump a True Conservative? American Thinker, by Howard Richman and Raymond Richman - 2/8/2016 5:33:44 AM During Saturday’s Republican presidential candidate debate in New Hampshire, Donald Trump was asked: Mr. Trump, you´ve heard the argument from many of the candidates on this stage that you´re not a true conservative. Tell the voters watching tonight why you are. He replied: Well, I think I am, and to me, I view the word conservative as a derivative of the word “conserve.” We want to conserve our money. We want to conserve our wealth. We want to conserve. We want to be smart. We want to be smart where we go, where we spend, how we spend. We want to conserve our
Why Right-Wing Pundits Assailthe Righteous Anger of Patriots American Thinker, by Deborah C. Tyler Desert Fox- 2/8/2016 5:14:41 AM Throughout his writings, Reverend Martin Luther King explained that white moderates who claimed friendship to the negro cause but rejected social disorder and cautioned patience and calm were more of a stumbling block to freedom than the frank racists of the KKK. That stumbling block to change seems to be recreated in the psychology of many prominent conservatives writing about the current presidential election. The permeating subtext across the writing of elite conservatives ranges from concern to contempt to fear of the righteous anger of patriotic Americans. Anger is the fuel of political freedom. The misconstruction of right-wing anger by conservative No More Room for Compromise withthe Socialist Agenda of the Democrats American Thinker, by Steve McCann Desert Fox- 2/8/2016 5:07:50 AM In the United States of 2016 the occupant of the White House is someone steeped in and aggressively implementing statist ideology. And one of the two major political parties has as its only candidates for the presidency a dedicated lifelong socialist in Bernie Sanders and a newly declared socialist in Hillary Clinton. In recent polls nearly 59% of Democrats say they would vote for a socialist candidate as well as nearly 50% of independents and even more frightening nearly 70% of those between the ages of 18 and 29 in the country claim they would vote for a socialist. This phenomenon What Rubio and Cruzoffer that Trump doesn´t Washington Examiner [DC], by Dan Hannan Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 5:06:48 AM Sheesh, cousins, you had me worried there. The prospect of Donald Trump leading Ronald Reagan´s party was almost too dreadful for words. Quite apart from the implications for that party´s credibility, it would have made me look like a complete idiot. For 15 years, I have been campaigning for the introduction of U.S.-style primaries in Britain. Just as I was starting to get somewhere, opponents began to come back with a devastating three-word putdown: "Yeah. Right. Trump." Well, thanks Iowa. And thanks, in particular, to Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who campaigned alongside Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina, three Don’t Fence Us In: Western StatesSeek Return of Land From D.C. American Spectator, by Timothy Benson StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:58:51 AM According to the United States Geological Survey, nearly half the land in the Western United States is owned by the federal government. This includes 84.9 percent of land in Nevada (hiding UFOs requires lots of space), 64.9 percent of Utah, 61.6 percent of Idaho, 61.2 percent of Alaska, 52.9 percent of Oregon, 48.1 percent of Wyoming, and 45.8 percent in California. Meanwhile, the federal government owns only about 5 percent of the land in states east of the Mississippi River. Altogether, Uncle Sam owns roughly 640 million acres of land. In March 2012, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) signed the Utah
Why Liberals Should Supporta Trump Republican Nomination New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 4:57:32 AM The initial stupefaction and dismay with which liberals greeted Donald Trump’s candidacy have slowly given way to feelings of Schadenfreude— reveling in the suffering of others, in this case the apoplectic members of the Republican Establishment. Are such feelings morally wrong? Or can liberals enjoy the spectacle unleavened by guilt? As Republican voters start actually voting, is it okay to be sad — alarmed, even — by the prospect that the Trump hostile takeover of the GOP may fail? There are three reasons, in descending order of obviousness, for a liberal to earnestly and patriotically support a Trump Republican nomination. The The Dark Underbelly of Truck Stops Pacific Standard Magazine, by Dan Livingston StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:52:10 AM Inside a modest home in Ontario, California, the sun is setting on what seems to be—at first glance—a typical picture of domesticity. A woman sweeps up the floor while a dog nips at her heels. Her daughter sits at the kitchen table, mulling word problems. Somewhere, a man is away driving his 18-wheeler, on the road between California and Idaho. A scene of this nature is unremarkable for many truck driving families, who have grown accustomed to being apart for weeks or months on end. This story, though, is markedly different. Up until six weeks ago, Jennifer, the woman in the scene, was Can Obama let go of his wished-for legacy? Washington Post, by Jackson Diehl StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:48:21 AM “The tide of war is receding,” Barack Obama tirelessly insisted four years ago as he campaigned for reelection. Even then, the slogan seemed untethered from reality. Not only was fighting in Afghanistan intensifying, with no end in sight, but Syria, Iraq and Libya were all sliding toward civil war. That Obama stayed with the phrase reflected not just his electoral strategy but an enduring feature of his foreign policy. Having arrived in office with a handful of ideologically driven goals, the president has stubbornly stuck to them regardless of contradictory facts on the ground. “Ending the wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan The disappearing governors Washington Times, by Stephen Moore MissMolly- 2/8/2016 4:45:31 AM The Iowa caucuses may have only muddied the waters in the presidential race, but they almost definitively decided one thing: the next president will not be a governor. That’s an amazing revelation because just one year ago all the smart money was betting that the next president would be a Republican governor. And why not? The governors were supposed to be the GOP’s talent pool. If the nominee wasn’t going to be Jeb Bush, the former two term Florida CEO with a sterling job performance, voters would surely look to Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, the conservative warrior for financial sanity and labor reform,
Hillary’s tin-ear disease Washington Times, by Editorial MissMolly- 2/8/2016 4:39:53 AM Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber of a bygone age, and Hillary Clinton are two of a kind. Someone, probably a psychology major working on a term paper, once asked Willie why he robbed banks. He answered simply, “because that’s where the money is.” Last week a CNN interlocutor at a town hall in New Hampshire asked Hillary why she took $675,000 for three speeches to the powerful Wall Street investment house Goldman Sachs. She gave the interlocutor the kind of look that Willie Sutton gave his questioner, and replied: “Well, I dunno, that’s what they offered. You know, every secretary Obamacare, Cruz, and the Trump Crack-Up American Spectator, by David Catron StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:35:51 AM Most of us who have followed the GOP nomination contest expected Donald Trump to show his posterior pursuant to his loss to Senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, but it’s unlikely that many expected him to crack up after only one defeat. Nonetheless, that seems to be what’s happening. Even when he reverted to his trademark antics only one day after an uncharacteristically rational concession speech, few students of the Donald’s weird campaign could have been surprised. It’s difficult, however, to escape the conclusion that Trump is losing it when he claims that Cruz foisted Obamacare upon the nation. The ´The WiFi doesn´t work at the White House´:Barack and Michelle Obama complain abouttheir internet problems and explain their* Daily Mail [UK], by Kelly Mclaughlin - 2/8/2016 4:35:38 AM In their first live interview together President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had one major complaint about their tenure in the White House: The WiFi is terrible. While speaking to CBS´s Gayle King on Sunday, the Obamas also discussed their Super Bowl plans and life post-presidency. King asked the couple if they had any advice for the incoming first family, asking if ´the water pressure good? Is there WiFi? Does the toilet run in the Lincoln bedroom?´ ´You know that whole tech thing, we´ve been trying to get that straight for the next group of folks,´ Obama answered. Obama’s Lofty Plans on GunViolence Amount to Little Action New York Times, by Eric Lightblau & Michael D. Shear StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:33:30 AM WASHINGTON — The centerpiece of a plan for stemming gun violence that President Obama announced last month largely amounts to this: an updated web page and 10,000 pamphlets that federal agents will give out at gun shows. In a tearful display of anger and sadness in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama ordered steps intended to limit gun violence and vowed to clamp down on what he called widespread evasion of a federal law requiring gun dealers to obtain licenses. But few concrete actions have been put in motion by law enforcement agencies to aggressively carry out the gun
Trump, Clinton, Obama actuallymake Nixon look good New York Post, by Seth Mandell StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:26:57 AM Tricky Dick is back. Sure, the ghost of President Richard Nixon has been with us in some ways all along — we label every scandal with -gate, the mere hint of presidential secrecy earns the “Nixonian” badge — but now he’s everywhere. Here’s the twist: This time, the comparisons — to President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz — are making Nixon look good. Nixon’s typically thought to have set some kind of gold standard of presidential perfidy. The truth is, Obama and Clinton make Nixon look like a Boy Scout. Start with the targeting of conservative and pro-Israel tax-exempt groups by the A Careless Executive Weekly Standard, by Terry Eastland StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:23:45 AM In few cases in its long history has the Supreme Court had occasion to interpret Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which provides that the president “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed." This year it may have another. We´ll know by the end of the Court´s term in June, just as the presidential race is heating up. United States v. Texas is the case to watch. At issue is President Obama´s executive action on immigration known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Under DAPA, undocumented immigrants who satisfy certain conditions may live here for three Having A Pair Townhall, by John P. Warren Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 4:13:24 AM Yesterday, in New Hampshire, Madeline K. Albright told a rally—with Hillary standing there, laughing—there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help women. I say there’s a special place in hell for voters in a free country who insist on being stupid. For months, certain pundits have hooted over RNC nightmares of Trump or Cruz as the party standard bearer. Imagine, on the other hand, the terror amongst DNC insiders should Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton led them over a cliff. For a party that produced the likes of FDR, Truman, and JFK, this is, indeed, a dark moment, as Texas newspaper plans to publishnames, addresses of police officers Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 4:04:40 AM A Texas newspaper announced its plans Saturday to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer following a deadly officer-involved shooting last week. Stephanie Zarriello, publisher of the weekly tabloid San Antonio Observer, said Antronie Scott had been “unjustly murdered,” Fox San Antonio reported. She described Scott as being in “a position of surrender” when he was shot and killed on Feb. 4 by Officer John Lee, a 10-year veteran of the police force. "Like Ku Klux Klansman with hoods, [officers] do everything they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to Obamas lament WhiteHouse Wi-Fi situation CNN, by Allie Malloy MissMolly- 2/8/2016 3:52:49 AM President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Sunday discussed their traditions for the Super Bowl, as well as the improvement the President wants to make to the White House for his successor. In an interview with Gayle King on CBS´s Super Bowl pregame show, Obama said that he hopes to have the whole "tech thing" figured out, adding that there´s a lot of Wi-Fi dead spots in the White House. The first lady agreed it´s a subject of contention in the house saying, "The girls are just irritated by it," referring to the Obama´s daughters Sasha and Malia. Obama traditionally does
Bill Clinton accuses Bernie Sanderssupporters - "Berniebros" - of sexism CBS News, by Alexander Romano & Jacqueline Alemany Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 3:49:24 AM At an event in Milford, New Hampshire, Bill Clinton hardened his rhetoric against Bernie Sanders on several fronts, including an accusation of sexism leveled at supporters of Bernie Sanders for their attacks on Hillary Clinton. The Nation´s Joan Walsh, Bill Clinton said, has been using a pseudonym online to defend Hillary Clinton because "she and other people who have gone online to defend Hillary, to explain why they supported her, have been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane often -- not to mention sexist -- to repeat." Bill Clinton was referring to the "Berniebros" -- mobs of Dominant D carries Manning,Broncos to 24-10 Super Bowl win Associated Press, by Josh Dubow Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 3:44:16 AM SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- With his prolific passing and complete control of the game at the line of scrimmage, Peyton Manning helped usher in the NFL´s wide-open era of high-scoring offenses and pass-happy game plans. Manning´s possible farewell game in Super Bowl 50 was a throwback to the 1970s when his father Archie was running away from dominant defenses such as the Steel Curtain and Doomsday. Von Miller forced fumbles that set up both of Denver´s touchdowns, led a defense that harassed MVP Cam Newton and helped carry Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over
Debate slip-up seems tohalt Rubio’s momentum Washington Post, by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa - 2/7/2016 11:31:52 PM CONCORD, N.H. — Marco Rubio’s robotic debate performance Saturday night sparked an all-out offensive on the campaign trail here Sunday over his authenticity and experience, momentarily halting the momentum of the senator from Florida and further muddling the presidential nomination battle. Just two days before the New Hampshire primary, Rubio drew mockery for repeating a rehearsed line four times during the Republican candidates’ debate, even after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had ridiculed him for being a talking-point machine. Rubio received scathing reviews on the Sunday talk shows and was needled by some of his opponents. On Twitter, he earned the moniker Tin cans found ‘reinforcing’ concretewalls of high-rise building whichcollapsed in Taiwan quake RT News [Moscow, Russia], by Staff PageTurner- 2/7/2016 11:31:24 PM The only high-rise building to have collapsed in the Taiwanese city of Tainan following a major earthquake on Saturday seems to have had serious constructions flaws. The collapse has exposed cooking-oil cans embedded inside the building’s concrete walls. Witnesses at the scene have told Reuters that they saw large rectangular, commercial cans of cooking-oil packed inside the wall cavities of the 17-story Wei Guan Golden Dragon Building, apparently having been used as building material. A BBC correspondent reported from the scene that the collapse has exposed blue-and-white cooking oil cans that “appear to have been used as filler inside some Quick poll showsdecline for Rubio - 2/7/2016 11:27:20 PM MANCHESTER, N.H. – An internal poll conducted on Sunday suggests that Marco Rubio’s fumbled debate performance has damaged his prospects heading into the New Hampshire primary. The poll, conducted by the pro-John Kasich New Day for America Super PAC, shows Rubio plummeting to fourth place in the primary here, with 10 percent of the vote. Most of the polling conducted in the immediate days before the debate showed Rubio in second place. The survey, which was based on phone calls to 500 likely voters (margin of error plus or minus 3 percent), was conducted Sunday, the day following the latest Republican debate.
It was Clinton who requiredtranscripts of her speeches McClatchy News Service, by Anita Kumar PageTurner- 2/7/2016 11:25:30 PM MANCHESTER, N.H. Hillary Clinton, who faces mounting pressure to release transcripts of her paid speeches, routinely demanded that a stenographer be present at her events so she could maintain a record of what she said. At least four of Clinton’s contracts include a clause stating a transcript would be produced for Clinton and that the former secretary of state would own them and control their release, according to contracts obtained by McClatchy. “The sponsor will transcribe Speaker’s remarks as they are being delivered, which should be solely for the Speaker’s records,” according to her contract with the University of Buffalo, which paid her CNN Started The Carson Drop-Out Rumor.Now They´re Lying About It To Bash Cruz. Daily Wire, by Ben Shapiro - 2/7/2016 11:20:56 PM CNN’s massively dishonest hit on Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) continued on Saturday night during the debate, when Cruz defended himself from accusations that his campaign had deliberately misinformed voters that Dr. Ben Carson was preparing to drop out of the race. Here’s what CNN originally reported just hours before the caucuses: Tapper: “It’s very unusual, to announce that you’re going home to rest for a few days, not going on to the next site.” Bash: “Very unusual…Look, if you want to be president of the United States, you don’t go home to Florida. That’s just bottom line, that’s the end of the Jay-Z’s Tidal Donates $1.5Million from Charity Concertto Black Lives Matter Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Daniel Nussbaum - 2/7/2016 11:18:38 PM Jay-Z’s streaming music service Tidal will donate $1.5 million raised at a charity concert last year to Black Lives Matter and other social justice organizations. According to Mic, the money raised at last year’s Tidal X charity concert — which featured performances from the streaming service’s co-owners including Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé — will go to to the New World Foundation, which funds a number of local and national social justice advocacy groups. Among the organizations that will receive donations are Hands Up United, the Opportunity Agenda, the Baltimore Justice Fund, New York’s Million Hoodies and NY Justice League, and Illinois’ Rubio defends repeated Obamacriticism in debate, vowsto ´keep saying it´ Fox News, by Staff Lalo- 2/7/2016 11:07:50 PM Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday touted his debate performance, amid criticism about “scripted” responses and him needing to repeat his opposition to President Obama to defend a sustained attack by GOP presidential rival Chris Christie. Christie, the governor of New Jersey, argued during the Saturday night debate that Rubio would be like Obama if elected -- a freshman senator leading the country with essentially no experience running a government. Rubio said several times during the attack that Obama indeed “knows exactly what he´s doing," which is trying to make the country “like the rest of the world.” On Sunday, Rubio
Clinton looks to sisterhood,but votes may go to Sanders Washington Post, by Abby Phillip and Frances Stead Sellers Dreadnought- 2/7/2016 11:07:42 PM CONCORD, N.H. — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton’s quest to become the country’s first female president has encountered an unexpected problem: she is having trouble persuading women, young and old, to rally behind her cause. The latest sign came Sunday, when a new CNN/WMUR survey here showed Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont beating Clinton among women by eight points — which represents a big shift from the results last week in the Iowa caucuses, where Clinton won women by 11 points. The survey followed unintentionally problematic comments over the weekend by Madeleine Albright and Gloria Beyonce gets political at the Super Bowl: Sheperforms ´Black Lives Matter rallying cry´ withbacking dancers dressed as Black Pantherswho formed an X ´in tribute to Malcolm X´ Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Pleasance KarenJ1- 2/7/2016 10:55:01 PM Beyonce issued a strong political statement with her halftime show at Super Bowl 50 tonight with backing dancers dressed as members of armed rights group the Black Panthers. The superstar brought the dancers on for her new single Formation which is being widely touted as a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. At one point during the song, the supporting performers formed an ´X´ on the field - thought to reference black rights campaigner Malcolm X. Beyonce was widely expected to make a political statement during the halftime show which was headlined by Coldplay and also featured Bruno Mars. Anticipation had
World War III inches closer as Turkey says it may enter Syrian conflictSorry to start Monday with this news. It’s almost over for Hillary: This election is a mass insurrectionagainst a rigged systemKeep saying it. Maybe it will make it so. Oh, probably.
Bill Clinton batters and blasts Bernie Sanders Politico, by Annie Karni - 2/7/2016 10:42:33 PM MILFORD, N.H. — Bill Clinton’s milquetoast stump speech touting his wife’s biography and her power as a “changemaker” has transformed into a brutal litany of attacks on Bernie Sanders and the devious campaign the Clintons apparently believe he is running. Campaigning in Iowa ahead of the caucus last week, the former President seemed sent to merely soften his wife´s image -- he shared gauzy memories dating back to law school about how everything she ever touched, she made better. But two days before the New Hampshire primary, where Sanders is leading by double digits in the polls, the Big Dog Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win Fox News, by AP quincy2- 2/7/2016 10:25:48 PM Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver´s two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Manning threw for just 141 yards and committed two turnovers in one of the least productive games of his brilliant career that could be coming to an end. Ted Cruz Requests PrivateMeeting With Ben Carson LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2016 10:05:33 PM Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson announced Sunday that rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had apologized to him on Saturday evening for his campaign’s behavior in Iowa, and also asked to meet with him privately. According to the Washington Post, Cruz approached Carson during a commercial break at Saturday’s Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire and requested a private meeting. “He said he’s sorry that this happened and he wants to sit down and talk,” Carson said in an interview with The Washington Post. “He wants to discuss the whole thing and clear the air.”
You Go, Girls! People Magazine Gushes OverHillary, Chelsea, and Charlotte On the Trail NewsBusters, by Tim Graham - 2/7/2016 9:57:38 PM People magazine interviewed Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton in the latest issue (February 15) for a "Campaign Trail Scrapbook" and reporter Sandra Sobieraj Westfall brought the usual syrup. On the table of contents, over a picture of Chelsea resting her head on Hillary´s shoulder, they aid "As voting begins, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton reveal the personal side to this year´s raucous race to the White House." Over a two-page photo of the two women, People´s headline for the story was "On The Road: In an unexpectedly tough race, the former Secretary of State has her daughter and "blissful" playdates with Ford to More Than Double MexicoProduction Capacity in 2018 Wall Street Journal, by Christina Rogers - 2/7/2016 9:53:32 PM Ford Motor Co. will build a new assembly plant in Mexico and sharply increase factory output from that country, representing the latest shift of investment abroad by a Detroit auto maker following the signing of a costly new labor deal. The No. 2 light-vehicle seller in the U.S. plans to add 500,000 units of annual Mexican capacity starting in 2018, more than double what it built in 2015, according to people briefed on the plan. The plan mirrors General Motors Co. ’s $5 billion investment to double Mexican capacity by 2018. Ford will build a new assembly complex in San Weary and subdued, a differentDonald Trump appears in N.H. Washington Post, by Jose A. DelReal Dreadnought- 2/7/2016 9:43:40 PM MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, dressed as always in a suit and tie, stepped into the quaint Chez Vachon diner in Manchester on Sunday morning to make the sort of down-home campaign stop his critics accuse him of never attempting. He slowly walked through the must-see election destination, smiling reflexively as he shook hands with patrons and posed for pictures with nervous supporters. It seemed like a humble gesture by the celebrity mogul to New Hampshire voters, who notoriously insist on meeting candidates multiple times before rewarding them with their votes. But after two days without public Fundraising calls: Obama heads west Washington Times (DC), by Jennifer Harper - 2/7/2016 9:37:43 PM Rev up Air Force One, it’s fundraising time again, along with symbolic moments and scenic views. In 48 hours President Obama departs the nation’s capital for points west and an extended stay. Here’s what’s on the big travel agenda, beginning Wednesday: “Nine years after he announced his candidacy for president, the President will return to the place where his political career began by traveling to Springfield, Illinois. Now in the final year of his second term, the President looks forward to addressing the Illinois General Assembly about what we can do, together, to build better politics,” the White House advises.
ANOTHER Enormous Crowd Turns Out toSee Donald Trump in Plymouth, NH (Video) Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft - 2/7/2016 9:33:14 PM Another enormous crowd turned out to see GOP front-runner Donald Trump in Plymouth, New Hampshire today. (Tweet) Make my day, ISIS! (Photo/Tweet) This is a touching story– Navy vet Becky Dunn has chemo so she mailed in her Trump ballot last week. (Photo/Tweets) Here’s the full speech: (Video) Why won’t Clinton release thetranscripts of those paid speeches? Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2016 9:32:08 PM Hillary Clinton had a chance to put to rest swirling questions about her paid speeches to groups such as Goldman Sachs during last week’s final debate before Tuesday’s primary in New Hampshire. She pointedly refused to take it. (Snip) “I will look into it” means, of course, no way, no how, not ever. But why did Clinton respond that way? There’s the possibility — though I think it’s very remote — that Clinton simply wasn’t expecting the question and didn’t want to commit to anything in the moment. I say I think that’s unlikely because Clinton is (a) always very, very well prepared for debates and (b) Bernie Sanders has Andrea Mitchell: ´StunningHillary Has Lost the Baseand the Woman Vote´ Breitbart Video, by Pam Key Dreadnought- 2/7/2016 9:28:56 PM Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” reporter and commentator for NBC News and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Report,” Andrea Mitchell said it was “stunning” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ” has lost the base,” and also that she’s lost women. Mitchell said, “The party has moved. This is — it reminds me of 1972, actually. And she has lost the base. And she’s lost the women. And that is what is so stunning here in New Hampshire. And they are really — they can’t figure out how to combat that. So, to try to attract young women, who she Gloria Steinem and Madeleine AlbrightScold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders New York Times, by Alan Rappeport LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2016 9:03:51 PM As Democrats consider Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for the second time, women are wrestling with a difficult question: whether they have an obligation to get behind someone who is closer than anyone has ever been to becoming the first female president. And with her opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, outdrawing her in support among young women, Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy has turned into a generational clash, one that erupted this weekend when two feminist icons, Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, called on young women who supported Mr. Sanders to essentially grow up and get with the program.
World War III inches closer as Turkeysays it may enter Syrian conflict Washington Times, by L. Todd Wood LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2016 8:45:19 PM The reason Russia is possibly building a new airbase on the Turkish border inside Syria became clearer today as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted Turkey could enter the war on the side of the anti-Assad forces who Russia has been primarily targeting. The Syrian government made major gains against the Sunni opposition in recent weeks as the Syrian city of Aleppo looked to fall from the opposition’s control. Turkey has repeatedly urged the American-led coalition against ISIS to do more to help the anti-Assad forces. “We don’t want to fall into the same mistake in Syria as in Iraq,” Mr. Erdogan said, UN Security Council vows new sanctionsafter N Korea´s rocket launch BBC [UK], by Staff Attercliffe- 2/7/2016 8:41:46 PM The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea´s launch of a long-range rocket. After an urgent meeting in New York, the council said it would soon adopt a new sanctions resolution in response. Pyongyang said it fired the rocket to place a satellite in orbit - but critics believe the real purpose was to test a ballistic missile. Sunday´s launch comes weeks after North Korea held a fourth nuclear test - both acts violate UN resolutions. Speaking after the closed-door talks, Venezuela´s UN envoy Rafael Ramirez, the current council president, said: "The members of the Security Council strongly condemn this launch." He called it South Korea fires warning shot afterNorth Korean boat crosses border Washington Times, by Victor Morton LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2016 8:36:17 PM South Korea fired on a North Korean patrol boat Monday, just a day after the North drew international condemnation by testing another banned long-range missile. According to a report by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, the incident came as the Northern craft “crossed the de facto western maritime border between the two Koreas.” Citing “a South Korean military official,” Yonhap said the boat retreated back above the Northern Limit Line in the Yellow Sea after it came under fire. On Sunday, North Korea test-fired a long-range missile, which it said was intended to put a satellite into orbit, but which South Korea, Donald Trump Stands by As HisDebate Rivals Hit One Another The New Yorker, by Amy Davidson earlybird- 2/7/2016 8:20:09 PM Ted Cruz used his closing statement at Saturday night’s Republican Presidential debate, in Manchester, New Hampshire, to praise, in sonorous terms, his own political bravery. He had been told that opposing ethanol subsidies would be “political suicide”; he stood up anyway, and Iowa’s caucus-goers had put “country and our children above the cronyism and corporate welfare” to vote for him. It was a classic Cruzian set of lines, rendering his supporters as worshippers and his opponents as people of bad will. Cruz had just wrapped up when Donald Trump threw out an alternative explanation for Cruz’s victory in Iowa. “That’s
Pentagon orders commanders to prioritizeclimate change in all military actions Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough LittleHoodedMonk- 2/7/2016 8:18:33 PM The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directive’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.” It says the military will not be able to maintain effectiveness unless the directive is followed. It orders the establishment of a new layer of bureaucracy — a wide array of “climate change boards, councils and working groups” to infuse climate change into “programs, plans and policies.” The Pentagon defines Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump a ´loser´ CNN, by Ashley Killough and Noah Gray earlybird- 2/7/2016 8:17:22 PM A very fired up Jeb Bush brought a New Hampshire crowd to its feet Sunday, when he called Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump a "loser.” (Snip)The former Florida governor also made a passionate defense of his brother, former President George W. Bush. "On Day One, I will not blame Barack Obama for anything," Bush said. "I got sick and tired of hearing him blame my brother and I will never do it to him.”Bush spoke hours after mixing it up in a heated exchange with Trump during Saturday night´s Republican presidential debate, hosted by ABC. At a rally happening nearly simultaneously Bush campaign manager warnsaides to watch for ´dirty tricks’from Rubio camp Politico, by Alex Isenstadt earlybird- 2/7/2016 8:11:00 PM MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With the hours counting down until the New Hampshire primary, tensions between the Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush campaigns are intensifying. On Sunday afternoon, Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz convened top aides for an afternoon conference call in which he told them to expect "dirty tricks" from the Rubio campaign in the run-up to voting here, according to one source on the call. The source said Diaz, a hard-charging veteran operative, was not more specific. The conference call came as the Huffington Post reported that a pro-Rubio super PAC had sent out a mailer in the state With the pressure on, RoboticRubio has a breakdown MSNBC, by Steve Benen - 2/7/2016 7:57:43 PM One of the persistent criticisms of Marco Rubio’s presidential candidacy is that he’s an overly scripted, unprepared rookie who can’t think on his feet and can’t say anything beyond the memorized talking points some handler told him to repeat. With this kind of reputation, the Florida senator is tasked with a simple challenge: prove the detractors are wrong. Last night in New Hampshire, he did the exact opposite. As this clip from MSNBC’s coverage last night shows, Rubio, under pressure, kept saying the same thing, over and over again. For those who can’t watch clips online, early on in the debate, the What happened to Boy Wonder? CNN, by Maria Cardona Desert Fox- 2/7/2016 7:55:58 PM What happened to Boy Wonder during Saturday night´s Republican presidential candidate debate? Marco Rubio lacked luster during this last debate and his campaign has got to be worried New Hampshire voters may be rethinking the senator´s preparedness to be commander-in-chief. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie eviscerated him time and time again -- about his canned responses to questions, and his lack of real answers. It was a bit jaw-dropping then to hear Senator Rubio repeat the same line five times, giving credence to Christie´s attacks. Rubio was off his game, got rattled by Christie, and showed voters he is not
Game on! Lady Gaga stuns the Super Bowlwith the national anthem as ´emotionaland near tears´ Peyton Manning takes onCam Newton.* Daily Mail (UK), by Ollie Gillman & Wills Robinson Original Article Posted By: - 2/7/2016 7:21:46 PM Post Reply Lady Gaga kicked off Super Bowl 50 in style with a breathtaking rendition of the national anthem before the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers began the biggest game of their lives. The 70,000-strong crowd roared as the pop star, who was wearing a sparkling red number, got the main event under way, with quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Cam Newton set to lock horns. Manning was holding back tears as Lady Gaga´s final notes rang out and fighter jets soared over the Levi´s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Panthers are slight favorites in what is set to be a close Lady Gaga Delivers Stirring NationalAnthem to Open Super Bowl 50 NBC 4 (New York, NY), by Colin Bertram Original Article Posted By: - 2/7/2016 6:37:36 PM Post Reply Call it the month of Gaga. Singer Lady Gaga opened proceedings at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday afternoon with a stirring rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner to kick off the match between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Wearing a red glittering scarlet pantsuit and accompanied by a solo piano, Gaga delivered an uplifting and moving version of the anthem, ending her performance by saying "God bless you, America." Prior to Gaga´s rendition of the National Anthem Sunday, a combined Armed Forces choir performed "America the Beuatiful" with sign language accompaniment from
Hillary Clinton Slaps Back at Sanders and Warren: ‘I’m Not Going to Sit and Take it Anymore!’But if she stands up he'll have a cleaner shot.
Inside look at the ´hometown´GOP candidate Ted Cruz ABC 13 KTRK (Houston Tx), by Jessica Willey Desert Fox- 2/7/2016 6:09:27 PM HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) -- Long before he was the Senator from Texas or Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he was a hometown boy carving a path in life. Those who were there for the journey spoke to Eyewitness News. Much has been made about Cruz having been born in Canada. Four years later, he and his family moved to Houston and like many young boys, Ted Cruz could be mischievous and playful. At Clay Road Baptist Church, his first church home in Houston, he was sometimes a prankster. "He would get down and rummage around underneath the seats. In fact I heard he Cruz Says Drafting Women´Doesn´t Make Any Sense´ Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren Desert Fox- 2/7/2016 6:04:26 PM Peterborough, N.H. Ted Cruz came out against requiring 18-year-old women to register for the Selective Service and the possibility of being drafted into the military. At a campaign event here Sunday afternoon, Cruz responded to some of his rivals, like Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, who said in Saturday´s debate that women should have to register. "It was striking that three different people on that stage came out in support of drafting women into combat in the military," Cruz said. "I didn´t have an opportunity to respond to that particular question. But I have to admit as I was sitting there listening Poll: 4-way GOP fight forsecond in New Hampshire Politico, by Theodoric Meyer Desert Fox- 2/7/2016 6:02:37 PM Donald Trump still has a commanding lead in New Hampshire two days ahead of the primary, according to a new Monmouth University poll released Sunday, but there´s a four-way race for second place. Trump commands 30 percent support from likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, the poll found. John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz were virtually tied for second place, with 14 percent support for Kasich, 13 percent each for Rubio and Bush and 12 percent for Cruz. Other candidates were far behind. Chris Christie had 6 percent support, Carly Fiorina had 5 percent and Ben Carson had
It’s almost over for Hillary: Thiselection is a mass insurrectionagainst a rigged system Salon, by Bill Curry StormCnter- 2/7/2016 5:58:40 PM It would be hard to overstate what Bernie Sanders has already achieved in his campaign for president, or the obstacles he’s had to surmount in order to achieve it. Not only has he turned a planned Hillary Clinton coronation into an exercise in grass-roots democracy, he’s reset the terms of the debate. We are edging closer to the national conversation we so desperately need to have. If we get there, all credit goes to Bernie. Many of those obstacles were put in place by Democratic national party chair and Clinton apparatchik Deborah Wasserman Schultz. Without pretense of due process, Schultz slashed Paratrooper medic, 24, is shot dead inconfrontation at an ATM just months afterreturning from Afghanistan Daily Mail (UK), by Kalhan Rosenblatt - 2/7/2016 5:49:00 PM An Army veteran was shot and killed while stopping at an ATM after having dinner with a friend on Friday night. Tyler Louis Lackey, 24, and his friend stopped near the man´s house in southeast Albuquerque, New Mexico, his aunt said. Officers responded to the ATM in central New Mexico around 10pm where they found Tyler with one gunshot wound in the parking lot. Officers aren´t sure what led to the shooting, but witnesses said an altercation between a man and Tyler took place before he was shot dead. ´We got a call at 9.52pm saying there were two male Can Rubio Recover? PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon StormCnter- 2/7/2016 5:48:19 PM What happened to Marco Rubio -- the vaunted debater -- at Saturday night´s debate (massacre)? Was he unmasked by that "bull in a New Jersey China shop" Chris Christie? Hard to say, but I am with a huge standing room only crowd at McKelvie Intermediate School (yes, same place as Bush yesterday, but a lot more people) in affluent Bedford, NH, waiting for Marco and trying to find out. But unlike Jeb, Marco will be speaking from a thrust stage in the middle of the folks, which I think is smart because it´s more personal. Rubio is still hanging in with a Marco Rubio Used To SayBarack Obama “Doesn’t KnowWhat He Is Doing” A Lot Buzzfeed, by Andrew Kaczynski & Christopher Massie happywarrior- 2/7/2016 5:46:40 PM During the GOP debate on Saturday, Rubio repeated the same line FOUR times: Barack Obama knows what he’s doing. Rubio was asked if he was too inexperienced — and attacked by others with the comparison that Obama was a one-term senator. “Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing,” said Rubio. “He knows exactly what he’s doing. Barack Obama is undertaking a systematic effort to change this country, to make America more like the rest of the world. That’s why he passed Obamacare and the stimulus and Dodd-Frank and the deal
Ted Cruz Picks Up Six EndorsementsFrom Rand Paul’s Backers Breitbart Big Government, by Michelle Fields Desert Fox- 2/7/2016 5:45:43 PM Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)has picked up endorsements from six New Hampshire lawmakers who previously supported Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’s presidential bid. From The New Hampshire Union Leader: The six state lawmakers endorsing Cruz are: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, Rep. Eric Eastman of Nashua, Rep. Harold French of Franklin, Rep. Larry Gagne of Manchester, Rep. JR Hoell of Dunbarton, and Rep. Mark McLean of Manchester. “I am thrilled to announce such an outstanding group of leaders committed to the cause of liberty and the Constitution,” Cruz said in a statement. “They join an impressive group of Liberty Just how bad was the NorthKorea missile launch last night? Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw StormCnter- 2/7/2016 5:45:26 PM This story actually broke just as we were warming up for the debate last night and our readers were discussing it in comments while most of the political sphere was focused on New Hampshire. Ahead of their original schedule, Kim Jong-un launched a missile into orbit allegedly carrying an “Earth observing satellite” over the objections of pretty much everyone else on the planet. Like we needed this on top of everything else that’s going on.(WaPo) North Korea on Sunday declared that it had successfully put an “earth observation satellite” into orbit under the direct orders of leader Kim Jong Un, and CNN to host Flint debatebetween Clinton, Sanders United Press International, by Andrew V. Pestano - 2/7/2016 5:44:37 PM FLINT, Mich.- CNN will host Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for a debate in Flint, Mich., scheduled for March 6. The debate will be held two days before the Michigan and Mississippi primaries. Flint has been at the center of the national spotlight as the city deals with a contaminated water crisis. "Our Democratic candidates have run spirited campaigns focused on how to best move our country forward, and our upcoming debate in Flint, Michigan, is a critical setting to highlight what´s at stake in these elections," Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a Iowa Dem Party fixes errors, but stillunclear who got the most votes United Press International, by Fred Lambert - 2/7/2016 5:39:30 PM DES MOINES, Iowa- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton remains the winner of the Iowa caucuses after the Iowa Democratic corrected errors in several precincts. The Des Moines Register quoted Iowa Democratic Party officials as saying on Sunday that Clinton won with 700.47 state delegate equivalents, or 49.84 percent, while Bernie Sanders finished in second with 696.92 state delegate equivalents, or 49.59 percent. The review of the count in select precincts came amid calls for an audit following reported discrepancies in the caucus results last week. In one precinct, a single delegate showed up to vote for Sanders but was erroneously
Rubio defends repeated Obama criticismin debate, vows to ´keep saying it´ Fox News, by Staff Lalo- 2/7/2016 5:35:59 PM in debate, vows to ´keep saying it´ Published February 07, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook9 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYING Rubio tries to ride ´Marco-mentum´ in NH Never autoplay videos Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday touted his debate performance, amid criticism about “scripted” responses and him needing to repeat his opposition to President Obama to defend a sustained attack by GOP presidential rival Chris Christie. Christie, the governor of New Jersey, argued during the Saturday night debate that Rubio would be like Obama if elected -- a freshman senator leading the country with essentially no experience running a government. Rubio said Lowest price for Super Bowl ticketis $3,000, company says Associated Press, by John Carucci - 2/7/2016 5:35:42 PM SANTA CLARA, Calif.— For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. That´s the lowest price of a ticket to the big game on Sunday, according to an executive from the online ticket marketplace StubHub. Prices are holding steady, said Jason Deppen, StubHub´s director of field operations. "We´re seeing prices as low as $3,000 to get in, so we are talking upper corner, upper end zone. Those prices are hovering around $3,000. The average price we´re seeing — $4,500, $4,700 — and prices get up to into the tens of thousands depending on suite levels, and lower sidelines of Clinton piles on as Republicansrip Rubio´s debate performance Politico, by Kyle Cheney Lalo- 2/7/2016 5:28:21 PM The anti-Marco Rubio chorus reached a crescendo Sunday, now with a bipartisan ensemble. Hillary Clinton called Rubio´s performance in Saturday’s Republican debate “pathetic.” She was not knocking his Rubio-on-repeat response to attacks from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, but his sharp-edged assault on her record on abortion. Story Continued Below “It’s really quite sad to see what Sen. Rubio is becoming in this campaign,” Clinton said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Everybody understands that he is diving as far right as he possibly can.” Her comments followed Rubio’s claim in the debate that Democrats are the "extremists" in the abortion Arcane NJ law prevents retired copsfrom carrying concealed weapon Fox News, by Staff JoniTx- 2/7/2016 5:27:52 PM New Jersey’s arcane gun law is preventing some retired cops from getting a permit to carry a concealed weapon, according to a published report. That’s because the law makes no provisions for retired public university police officers to get one, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. “There seems to be discrepancy in whether [state] university police are viewed as working for a state agency,” attorney Thomas Roughneen told the paper. He represents John Kotchkowski, 55, and Robert Dunsmuir, 48, two retired University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey police sergeants who were denied right-to-carry permits. A judge last month refused to
´Once upon a time...´(It’s not a fairy tale;it’s American history) Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by JERRY MOLEN davesenior- 2/7/2016 4:56:41 PM Once upon a time... we relished the thought of honesty. We cherished the stories of our first president speaking the truth when it came to chopping down a cherry tree. Now it seems one who may run for the office of president of the United States can lie and for some it doesn’t matter. Once upon a time... we shunned those liars and prevaricators of truth and deception. Now we celebrate them, elect or hire them and even cheer them rather than demand truth and ethical behavior. Once upon a time... we sought out men and women of integrity and character, people who stood by their convictions. Now it seems we tend to allow those all important traits to cease being qualifiers. Trump Tried to Pay Vets To Be Props Daily Beast, by Tim Mak - 2/7/2016 3:19:25 PM MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald Trump wanted a small veterans charity to be his political prop. They said no. Liberty House is a scrappy veterans group in New Hampshire, with a small, $300,000 annual budget—one of the 22 organizations chosen to benefit from Trump’s multimillion-dollar fundraiser for vets. On Friday, Liberty House executive director Keith Howard received a call from a Trump campaign staffer, who conveyed that Trump would like to publicly present them with a six-figure check at a Londonderry rally on Monday, right before the Granite State primary. It’s an enormous amount of money for a small charity. But Howard said he Hillary Clinton Says She Has ´Never,Ever´ Let a Donor Influence Her Vote ABC News, by Jennifer Hansler Pluperfect- 2/7/2016 3:16:32 PM Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defended her voting record Sunday in an interview on ABC´s "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," saying she has never been influenced to vote one way or another by a donor. “I have never, ever been influenced in a view or a vote by anyone who has given me any kind of funding,” she said. The defense came in the wake of criticism over Clinton’s alleged ties to Wall Street from her rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. “I´m happy to set this record straight and I really want to, once again, call out Cruz: Drafting women is ´nuts´ Politico, by Katie Glueck happywarrior- 2/7/2016 3:01:54 PM PETERBOROUGH, N.H.—Ted Cruz on Sunday said he opposes requiring women to register for a potential draft, breaking with Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, all of whom indicated support for opening up the Selective Service to women during Saturday night´s debate. “I have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was, ‘Are you guys nuts?’” Cruz said Sunday, speaking at a town hall here. “Listen, we have had enough with political correctness, especially in the military. Political correctness is dangerous. And the idea that we would draft our daughters to forcibly bring them UN council condemns N.Korealaunch, US vows ´serious consequences´ Reuters, by Louis Charbonneau NorthernDog- 2/7/2016 2:59:08 PM UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council on Sunday condemned North Korea´s latest rocket launch and vowed to take "significant measures" in response to Pyongyang´s violations of U.N. resolutions, Venezuela´s U.N. ambassador said. "The members of the Security Council strongly condemned this launch," Venezuelan Ambassador Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno, president of the council this month, told reporters. He said the launch was "a serious violation of Security Council resolutions." U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told reporters: "We will ensure that the Security Council imposes serious consequences. DPRK´s (North Korea) latest transgressions require our response to be even firmer." The United
After last night Power Line, by Scott Johnson - 2/7/2016 2:07:04 PM Watching last night’s cage match among the Republican presidential candidates at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester on ABC, I found that event an exercise in reduction. Paul Mirengoff elaborates the details in here. At the outset, I want to insert my usual media note. ABC News should not be part of the equation for Republicans. George Stephanopoulos should not have a hand in any event sponsored by the Republican Party. He shouldn’t be within a thousand miles. Ditto for Martha Raddatz. Ditto for Donna Brazile. Democratic operatives all. The Republican Party needs to reformulate the process. Start from scratch and Hillary Clinton Slaps Back at Sandersand Warren: ‘I’m Not Going to Sitand Take it Anymore!’ Mediaite, by Tommy Christopher JoniTx- 2/7/2016 1:32:04 PM One of the attacks currently being leveled at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the idea that campaign contributions and speaking fees have influenced her positions, although Sen. Bernie Sanders has tried to frame the criticism as a more generalized attack on money in politics. However, the Sanders campaign has been circulating a 2004 interview by Elizabeth Warren in which Warren puts a much finer point on Hillary’s positions on a bankruptcy bill: (Video) On Sunday morning’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Hillary slapped back at the implications being made about her character, and tried to explain that her Hillary Clinton: Rubio´s abortion attacks "pathetic" CBS News, by Rebecca Kaplan JoniTx- 2/7/2016 1:24:46 PM Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday that Marco Rubio´s attacks on her beliefs about abortion are "pathetic." Rubio, the Florida senator and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said during Saturday night´s GOP debate that Democrats are the "extremists" on abortion and that Clinton supports the procedure "even on the due date of that unborn child." "I think it´s pretty pathetic," Clinton said Sunday on CBS´ "Face the Nation." "This is something that illustrates how Senator Rubio has just been going as far as he can to try to, I guess, buttress his credentials with certain parts of the Republican constituency.
Lindsey Graham Tickles JebBush Crowd With One-Liners New York Times, by Nick Corasaniti - 2/7/2016 1:15:30 PM SALEM, N.H. – Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina showed his dual roles on the campaign trail Sunday morning: part Jeb Bush surrogate, part warm-up comedian. Mr. Graham took the microphone at a rally for Mr. Bush here, delivering line after line and receiving more laughter than applause. Mr. Bush, still chuckling as he took the microphone from Mr. Graham, noted that “he’s got a career after politics.” Some of Mr. Graham’s more well-received lines: On middle school: “It was the best eight years of my life.” On South Carolina: “Come back, spend money.” On Saturday night’s debate: “Do y’all U.S. judge grants injunctionagainst anti-abortion activists Reuters, by Dan Levine JoniTx- 2/7/2016 1:03:30 PM SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction stopping the distribution of surreptitious videos taken by anti-abortion activists who alleged Planned Parenthood staff discussed the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue. The National Abortion Federation (NAF), a nonprofit representing abortion providers, accused the Center for Medical Progress and its founder, David Daleiden, in a lawsuit last year of illegally infiltrating and recording its private meetings. San Francisco federal judge William Orrick last year issued a temporary order prohibiting the distribution of the videos, which he extended on Friday until the litigation is over. Orrick said he Cruz, Trump and the Caricature of Conservatism Real Clear Politics, by Peter Berkowitz Moritz55- 2/7/2016 1:00:42 PM The angry and uncompromising tone adopted by Ted Cruz in Iowa and in the aftermath of his victory there has reinforced the perception of right-wing callousness. So, too, has the vulgar rhetoric of Donald Trump, who has topped Republican national polls for months. Cruz and Trump and many of their supporters insist that politics requires toughness and an iron will. So it does. Yet Cruz and Trump also lend credence to a widespread view aggressively promoted by progressives and internalized by some conservatives that the public policies of those on the right reflect hard hearts and mean spirits while programs championed Hillary Laughs Off ‘There’s A SpecialPlace In Hell’ For Women Who Don’tVote For Her Comment Daily Caller, by Steve Guest JoniTx- 2/7/2016 12:53:46 PM Hillary Clinton defended former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s assertion that “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd, Clinton laughed off Albright’s attempt to shame women into voting for Clinton by saying, “Well, good grief, we’re getting offended about everything these days. Honest to goodness. I mean, people can’t say anything without offending somebody.” Regarding Albright’s claim, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other… [some] don’t understand the importance of why young women have to support Hillary Clinton.” Todd
Looking past the politics: Breathtakingphotographs reveal the hidden treasures andbeauty of Iran in all its glory Daily Mail (UK), by Becky Pemberton JoniTx- 2/7/2016 12:46:04 PM Iran regularly dominates news headlines for a range of reasons, from the recent capture of US Navy boats, to political battles surrounding oil drilling by foreign energy companies. But change is afoot in Iran as far as tourism is concerned, with the country late last year saying it is preparing for a ´tsunami´ of foreign visitors. With improved relations, Iran´s mesmerising beaches, breathtaking Islamic architecture and incredible food could see the country top the ´must-visit´ destinations list for 2016. Among its many jewels, Iran is home to 19 Unesco-registered sites, including the ancient city of Bisotun. The large country is The big guns! Denver Broncos QB PeytonManning is surrounded by armed sheriffsas he arrives in Stanford for finalpractice before Super Bowl Daily Mail (UK), by Staff JoniTx- 2/7/2016 12:29:02 PM Sunday will be his fourth Super Bowl, and quite possibly his last. Peyton Manning looked relaxed as he arrived at Stanford Stadium in Northern California on Friday for a final practice session ahead of Sunday´s Super Bowl game. The 39-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback kept it casual in a blue fleece and blue denim jeans as he disembarked the team bus. Scroll down for video -(Photo) No chances were being taken with security at the venue, as heavily armed Sheriff team members made their presence felt. Manning will be the oldest starting Super Bowl quarterback in history when he takes to Hillary: Men Criticizing Me ForShouting Proves ‘We Are StillLiving With a Double Standard’ Breitbart, by Pam Key mc squared- 2/7/2016 12:18:39 PM Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said there is a “double standard” when she is criticized for shouting by “male pundits” because she is a woman. Host Jake Tapper asked, “A lot of your supporters were very upset this last week when some older male pundits suggested that you are a shouter. Now, I would observe that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) doesn’t exactly talk in a whisper. But that said, do you think that the coverage of you is sexist? Do you think that when male pundits say things like that, they have a Israeli Right rallies around Rubio Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Lahav Harkov Attercliffe- 2/7/2016 12:18:17 PM "This is a candidate who says Judea and Samaria instead of ‘West Bank´ and recognizes that the capital of Israel is Jerusalem where the US Embassy should stand," Bayit Yehudi official says. Several figures on the Israeli Right have recently backed US Senator Marco Rubio (FL), who is running for the Republican nomination for president. While there is no polling data on the matter, support for Rubio seems to be a trend in the Israeli Right and among its supporters. J. Philip Rosen, the chairman of the board of American Friends of Likud and a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition´s board,
Cruz´s ´dirty trick´:Giving Ben Carson a push Union Leader [Manchester, NH], by Editorial - 2/7/2016 12:18:04 PM Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spent much of last week fending off criticism from Ben Carson when he would have preferred to be riding a wave from his big win in Iowa. It´s a rather silly scandal to command so much attention, but it´s the consequence of Cruz´s eagerness to throw fellow Republicans under the bus. On Monday, CNN reported that Carson was going to take a break from the campaign trail after the Iowa caucus, rather than meeting voters in New Hampshire and South Carolina. Such a move could be seen as a campaign preparing for the end, and Cruz´s campaign urged its Wall Street’s Sugar Mama The American Conservative, by Rod Dreher SoCalGal- 2/7/2016 12:17:07 PM In December 2013, Politico ran a story about Wall Street and Washington that begins with a speech Hillary Clinton gave to a group of bankers put together by some Goldman Sachs bigs. Boldface emphases below are mine. Excerpt: But Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring, according to accounts offered by several attendees, declaring that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish. Striking a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, in effect: We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to work Marco Rubio´s ThoughtfulAnswer on Abortion Weekly Standard, by Shoshana Weissman - 2/7/2016 12:11:11 PM During the GOP Debate, moderator Mary Katharine Ham asked Marco Rubio about social issues. "Senator Rubio, one of the lazier pieces of political conventional wisdom is that so-called social issues are hurting Republicans with young people. But on the two most prominent social issues, polling with millennials moves in different directions. On one hand, it is clear, young people across the political spectrum increasingly favor same-sex marriage. However, young voters have not moved to the left on abortion. In fact, large numbers of them favor at least some modest restrictions that conservatives have supported. How do you speak to millennials on Chris Christie gets the better ofMarco Rubio during debate New York Post, by John Podhoretz SoCalGal- 2/7/2016 12:08:57 PM Just as the key story for the GOP presidential race in the past week has been the rise of Marco Rubio, so the key question arising from the GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire is: How seriously did the Florida senator hurt himself? The most consistently excellent debater in the Republican field had a dreadful five minutes in the debate’s opening portion. Under relentless attack from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who likened him to Barack Obama in 2008 as an inexperienced lightweight in over his head, Rubio found himself defaulting to the exact same sound bite four times over —
Next time it´ll be 100,000:UK and EU cities see day ofco-ordinated anti-Islamic rallies Daily Express [UK], by Selina Sykes, Oli Smith Attercliffe- 2/7/2016 11:53:13 AM UK PEGIDA has warned there will be "100,000 Britons marching on the streets against Islam" by the end of the year after a day of sometimes violent anti-Islamic migrant protests were staged across Europe. In Birmingham about 250 supporters of pan-European anti-immigration group PEGIDA faced about 60 pro-refugee demonstrators. PEGIDA supporters carried placards with slogans including ‘Rape Culture is being Imported’ and ‘We will not stay silent as women are raped’. The far-right group even claimed that 100,000 Britons will be marching alongside them "by the end of the year". PEGIDA leader Paul Weston said: "The next meeting we have We were blacklisted for notpaying politician $250K bribe New York Post, by Aaron Short, Isabel Vincent * Ribicon- 2/7/2016 11:06:39 AM A couple who run a small urban farm said powerful Queens lawmaker James Sanders offered them $1.7 million in taxpayer money to fund their operation — then demanded a $250,000 kickback. Marion Moses and Malisa Rivera said they refused Sanders, then a city councilman, during a 2012 sit-down. Sanders, now a state senator running for Congress, became irate, and the couple believe their charity has been blacklisted by government officials ever since, they told The Post. Three weeks ago, Moses filed a civilian crime report with the office of Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara. Sources said the feds were already investigating Sanders French general, 75, who commandedthe Foreign Legion is arrested atviolent anti-Islam protest in Calaiswhich he joined ´to prevent thedecline of my country´ Daily Mail [UK], by Peter Allen and Sara Malm Ribicon- 2/7/2016 11:03:27 AM A former commander of the French Foreign Legion is facing prison for protesting against the number of UK-bound refugees in Calais. Christian Piquemal was arrested after speaking in front of supporters of Pediga, an extreme right-wing anti-immigrant movement based in Germany, during a banned protest on Saturday. Piquemal, 75, who led the legendary fighting force between 1994 and 1999, said he wanted to prevent ‘the decline of my country’ during the protest in the French port city. (Snip) Calais authorities had banned the Pegida [Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident] protest, but the group took to the streets anyway. Rubio chokes Politico, by Shane Goldmacher Emerson- 2/7/2016 10:54:34 AM MANCHESTER, N.H. — Marco Rubio knew exactly what he was doing on Saturday night. Marco Rubio knew exactly what he was doing on Saturday night. Marco Rubio knew exactly what he was doing on Saturday night. The problem was he flubbed it. Rubio awkwardly pivoted four times to a well-rehearsed line that President Barack Obama “knows exactly what he’s doing” as he tried to drill home the idea that he’s the inevitable general election candidate – an unforced error that his rivals pounced on and that quickly went viral. “There it is. There it is. The memorized 25-second speech. There Krauthammer: Governors Werethe Winners, Rubio ‘Really Hurt’ In
Significant Way Against Christie
Breitbart Big Government, by Ian Hanchette Emerson- 2/7/2016 10:44:19 AM Columnist Charles Krauthammer said GOP presidential candidates Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were the winners of Saturday’s GOP presidential debate, while Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% was “really hurt” by his exchange with Christie in a way that will impact the results of New Hampshire’s primary significantly and “put something of a brake on his momentum” during the Fox News Channel’s coverage of the debate. Krauthammer said there was “not a lot of ambiguity” in the debate results, “The winners were the three governors for sure, the ones with most, way
Marco Rubio Goes 8 Consecutive Debates
Without Being Asked About TPP
Breitbart Big Government, by Julia Hahn Emerson- 2/7/2016 10:40:45 AM Saturday night’s ABC Presidential debate marked the 8th consecutive Republican debate in which donor-class favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% was not directly asked about his support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. The failure of the ABC moderators to press Rubio on the issue is significant, as he is the only top-polling candidate who refuses to tell voters how he will vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Last year, Rubio endorsed the deal on multiple occasions. In an April 29 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Rubio wrote: “We must rebuild our own military capabilities, conclude and pass TPP, and renew our support for freedom Hippie privilege rules in Quincy courtroom The Boston Herald, by Howie Carr contrarian- 2/7/2016 10:40:39 AM Is this what they mean by “white privilege?” A bunch of squirrelly hippies decide to block traffic into the city on an Interstate highway during rush hour — an act of domestic terrorism. And yesterday, a year after their irresponsible, heinous crimes, the smirking, spoiled art-history majors sauntered out of the courthouse in Quincy with “unsupervised probation,” which means zero punishment, as their leader, who lives in a mansion on Moss Hill in Jamaica Plain, refused to apologize. Judge Mark Coven told his fellow 1-percenters: “I hope you learn from this experience.” Maduro, Sanders and Clinton:
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PowerLine, by John Hinderaker - 2/7/2016 10:38:24 AM Socialism always fails, and it’s always someone else’s fault. In the last stages of socialist collapse, when there is not enough to eat and society teeters on the brink, “wreckers” and “saboteurs” are the traditional villains. That’s the point Venezuela has reached. President Nicolas Maduro is now blaming Lorenzo Mendoza, the head of Empresas Polar SA, Venezuela’s largest food company, for the country’s food shortage. (I’m not sure who is taking the fall for Venezuela’s lack of toilet paper.) Maduro says Mendoza is a “thief” and a “traitor.” He threatened to unleash the bully boys on whom socialism always depends: “He’s a Senior Senate Staffer Reveals
the Marco Rubio Story
You’ve Never Heard
Breitbart Big Government, by Julia Hahn Emerson- 2/7/2016 10:37:49 AM On today’s program of Breitbart News Daily, Donald Trump’s Senior Policy Adviser, Stephen Miller, shared his never-before publicly discussed insights into Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% ’s duplicitous conduct during his push to get the Gang of Eight bill through the Senate. At that time, Miller served as the communications director for the man who organized opposition to the bill, Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80% . Miller recalled how throughout the Gang of Eight push, Sen. Rubio “directly deceived” immigration law enforcement and the American people. Miller recounted one story in particular about Rubio’s treatment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) union president Chris Crane, ´Marcomentum´ stopped dead in
its tracks after NH debate
American Thinker, by Rick Moran Emerson- 2/7/2016 10:32:29 AM It was the biggest stage Senator Marco Rubio had ever been on and he froze like a side of beef in a Kansas City meat locker. Following his surprising third place finish in Iowa and 5 days of ever rising poll numbers in the Granite State, Rubio had an opportunity to soar. Instead, he crashed and burned, leaving both his supporters and opponents wondering if he could recover. The probable beneficiary of Rubio´s self inflicted wounds will be Ohio Governor John Kasich who very well might surge past Rubio to take second place on Tuesday. Kasich´s poll numbers had been gradually rising