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Friday, February 12, 2016

 


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www.dudley-stephens.com
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Clinton Foundation received subpoena
from State Department investigators

Watergate advice works still....follow the money.
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Trump’s dubious claim that his border
wall would cost $8 billion

But think of the jobs it will provide.
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New Cruz Ad Goes After Trump
for Decades-Long ‘Pattern of Sleaze’

Rough stuff but we were warned about
the S.Carolina killing fields.
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Brian Fallon Accuses Inspector General of
Unfairly Targeting Hillary Clinton

Something to avoid. Ticking off Inspector General.
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Fix Is In: PBS Moderators Ignore Clinton Scandals
Today's Got'cha: Anything fixed can be unfixed.
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Beware a Wounded Clinton
A thinly disguised Clintonista loses faith.
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Kerry: Deal reached to end hostilities in Syria
Let's see how well this works out.
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Donald Trump: I’m very capable of changing
to anything I want to change to

One of the strangest things a serious
politician has ever said.
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Top terror groups focused on
targeting planes, DHS secretary says
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2016 8:52:59 AM     Post Reply
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Thursday that terror groups remain focused on targeting aviation, on the heels of an attempted bombing last week in Somalia – and after the top U.S. intelligence official warned that the Islamic State will try to attack the U.S. this year. Johnson, delivering his final State of Homeland Security address, stressed that his department is moving to reduce the number of access points to airport employees to reduce any insider threat. “We have the ability, through airlines, through our relationship with other countries, to put out guidelines that influence the behavior of airport authorities

Black lives don´t matter to Bernie
Sanders and Hillary Clinton – only black votes
Daily Telegraph [UK], by Crystal Wright    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/12/2016 8:49:38 AM     Post Reply
Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is running such a white campaign that he rushed to New York City the day after his New Hampshire win to have breakfast with Al Sharpton to buy, I mean beg, for the black vote. Fresh off the heels of walloping Hillary by 22 per cent margin, one would think Sanders would take a moment to celebrate or head to the next primary state South Carolina to campaign. But ironically for the Democrat Party that professes diversity, Sanders is the whitest candidate running. He represents Vermont, one of the whitest states in the US; he won

Virginia high school nixes
´white guilt´ video after criticism
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2016 8:47:23 AM     Post Reply
An animated film designed as a lesson in “racial discourse” for students at a Virginia high school will not be shown after it made students uncomfortable and drew criticism from parents who called it “white guilt.” The video was shown at Glen Allen High School in Henrico during two assemblies for Black History Month and depicts several runners on a track, with black runners facing insurmountable obstacles while white runners are unimpeded. Officials said in a statement Tuesday that the video, “The Unequal Opportunity Race,” was a presentation involving “American history and racial discourse.” They added, “A segment of the video was

  


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Trade Is What Makes
Trump´s Campaign Tick
Real Clear Politics, by Scott Paul    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/12/2016 8:46:09 AM     Post Reply
How to explain the rise of Donald Trump? A nativist? A blower of racist dog whistles? A hypocritical champion of American manufacturing? All of the above? The GOP front-runner has plenty of critics, and I’m among them. A lot of Trump-branded clothing has been made overseas for years. Far worse, his arguments on everything from ISIS to immigration represent the worst sort of demagoguery. Still, those are only some of the issues that ultimately motivate his supporters. What really gets them going is economics. It doesn’t matter how wonderful the top-line employment number is each month, or how much GDP expanded each quarter; many Americans

Don’t sleep on Ted Cruz.
The next five weeks look
very, very good for him.
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/12/2016 8:42:51 AM     Post Reply
Ted Cruz didn´t do well in New Hampshire on Tuesday, finishing in third place behind Donald Trump and John Kasich. But it´s hard to say he has lost any real momentum; New Hampshire just wasn´t a good state for a candidate like him. And moving forward, it´s easy to see how the Granite State could one day look like a very minor bump along Cruz´s path to the Republican presidential nomination.Cruz´s win in the Iowa caucuses last week was, as it has been for every recent GOP Iowa winner, heavily reliant on evangelical Christians. He over-performed among this group, beating Trump

Democrats call for government-
funded lawyers for illegal immigrants
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/12/2016 8:40:31 AM     Post Reply
Top Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday that would grant government-funded lawyers to illegal immigrants who are part of the surge of Central Americans that have overwhelmed the border and stretched the immigration courts. Though unlikely to advance in the GOP-controlled Congress, the legislation is an important marker for both the presidential campaign and for the ongoing debate over how the U.S. treats the illegal immigrants — and particularly the unaccompanied children — that have skyrocketed in recent years. Sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the bill would allow illegal immigrants to delay their court dates until the government has

Severed feet — still inside shoes — keep
mysteriously washing up on Pacific Northwest shores
Washington Post, by Yanan Wang    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/12/2016 8:36:12 AM     Post Reply
They appear on the sand like any piece of sea detritus. Sometimes they’re found, amid the candy wrappers and cracked shells, by volunteers cleaning up the area. Other times a vacationer might glimpse the grisly discard from the corner of her eye, a serene walk along the beach interrupted just like that. As more people learned about these discoveries, they attracted morbid scavengers to the Pacific Northwest shorelines, where the Salish Sea connects waterways along the west coasts of the United States and Canada. What these scavengers sought remains a prickling curiosity: severed feet attached to running shoes, washed up from

  


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Hillary Clinton’s week just
went from bad to worse
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/12/2016 8:35:59 AM     Post Reply
Losing New Hampshire by 22 points to an avowed socialist was bad enough for Hillary Clinton. But then came the news — first reported by WaPo — that the State Department had opened a inquiry regarding the activities of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation during her time time as secretary of state. And bad went to way, way worse. By my count, this latest State Department inquiry makes for three active investigations by the federal government that touch directly or indirectly on the 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner. 1. The newly revealed State inquiry into the Clinton Foundation and top Clinton

That Clever Mr. Trump
American Thinker, by James Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: Periwinkel- 2/12/2016 8:19:36 AM     Post Reply
Donald Trump is a vulgarian. Trump is a winner. Trump is not a real conservative. Trump is this, that, or the other thing. Everybody has an opinion. (Snip) The second major fact is that Trump keeps defeating the Party Line cartel. Trump´s daily jiu-jitsu blows against the media are unprecedented in recent decades, ever since the P.C. police took over. That is a big achievement by itself, because Trump´s big mouth is making it possible for millions of Americans to speak their minds honestly for the first time in many years. Big, big news

Dem debate:Fierce grilling except for emails,
FBI, Top Secret, Benghazi, debt and....
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 2/12/2016 8:09:06 AM     Post Reply
Here’s a revealing not-so-little factoid from Thursday night’s PBS Democratic debate in Milwaukee: Of the 16,000 words uttered by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and moderators Gwen Ifil and Judy Woodruff, not one of them concerned Clinton’s deepening email scandal. Not one mention of the words email, e-mail, private server or FBI. Not a single media question or opponent mention of the huge legal cloud hanging over the party’s presumptive nominee. Nor of the ongoing FBI investigation.

Fact checking the sixth Democratic debate
Washington Post, by Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/12/2016 7:44:04 AM     Post Reply
PBS aired the sixth Democratic presidential debate on Feb. 11, a post-New Hampshire showdown between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.). Not every statement could be easily fact-checked, but here are 11 suspicious or interesting claims. As is our practice, we do not award Pinocchios when we do a roundup of facts in debates. “We will end the absurdity of women today making 79 cents on the dollar compared to men” –Bernie Sanders There is clearly a wage gap, but differences in the life choices of men and women — such as women tending to leave the workforce when

  


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Ted Cruz Launches Internet Data-Mining
“Stazi” APP To Identify Friends and
Phone Contacts of Cruz Supporters…
The Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance*    Original Article
Posted By: Pinchem- 2/12/2016 7:34:34 AM     Post Reply
If you begin to receive weird phone text messages, Facebook contacts and weird emails from the Cruz campaign, it’s probably because one of your “friends” is a Ted Cruz supporter – and he or she has you in their contact list. According to the Associated Press outline the Cruz campaign has launched an app which targets the “friends” list of Facebook supporters of Ted Cruz, and extracts their information for use: (snip) The Cruz app separately urges users to let it download their phone contacts, giving the campaign a trove of phone numbers and personal email addresses.

Martin Shkreli Just Offered Kanye West
$10 Million For His New Album
Fortune Magazine, by Ben Geier    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 2/12/2016 6:58:59 AM     Post Reply
The boy who needs all the toys strikes again. Martin Shkreli, former pharmaceutical CEO who gained infamy last year for raising the prices of a drug taken by HIV patients, has an offer he doesn’t think rapper Kanye West can refuse. Shkreli is offering West and his record company $10 million for the new album, which West has been promoting for weeks through a series of increasingly bizarre tweets. The deal requires that only Shkreli get the album, with no broad release. As is his usual course of action, Shkreli announced his offer to the public on Twitter, including a tweet with

Ted Cruz’s Integrity
Trumps “Dirty Tricks”
Townhall, by Lee Culpepper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/12/2016 6:36:38 AM     Post Reply
While Donald Trump, the GOP Establishment, and the media scramble to undermine Ted Cruz’s march to the White House, Cruz’s super-fantastic-third-place finish in New Hampshire suggests undecided voters are recognizing that dignity, integrity, and fearlessness are at the core of Ted Cruz’s principles and leadership. It remains an enigma, for me at least, how the Cruz campaign’s decision to share CNN’s breaking report -- which irrefutably questioned Carson’s seriousness about winning the election minutes before the Iowa Caucus began -- turned in to Ted Cruz’s “dirty trick.” In fact, the media, Donald Trump, and even Dr. Carson have done a great job

Sex: The Only Thing
´Infidel´ Women Are Worth
American Thinker, by Raymond Ibrahim    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/12/2016 6:19:44 AM     Post Reply
In word and deed, in Islamic and non-Islamic nations, Muslim men appear to think that non-Muslim women – impure "infidels" – exist solely to gratify their sexual urges. First, consider the beliefs and actions of those committed to waging jihad for the cause of Allah, such as the Islamic State: In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old [non-Muslim] girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her –

  


  

‘Free’ cars from Bernie
American Thinker, by Scott Mayer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/12/2016 6:12:21 AM     Post Reply
While the Hillary campaign is headed toward the ditch, more and more vehicles are appearing on the roads and in parking lots displaying “Bernie 2016” or “Feel the Bern” bumper stickers. But by showing support for a socialist/Marxist, it’s as if the owners of these cars are in essence exclaiming: “I have a right to your stuff!” It’s like looking at tiny billboards that flash the message: “I have zero respect for your liberty and property rights.” So why pray tell should we in turn show respect for their property? Couldn’t the tables easily be turned on these Bernie supporters by

Now Humana Says It Might Bail On ObamaCare
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 2/12/2016 5:31:44 AM     Post Reply
Health Reform: It wasn’t that long ago when ObamaCare fans were wagging their fingers at critics, saying industry profits proved that the law was working. They’ve been noticeably silent as insurers report huge losses. “It turns out that the law that the insurance industry’s shills demonized has been awfully good to insurance-company investors.” That was from a piece in the Huffington Post almost exactly a year ago, after UnitedHealth Group released its Q1 earnings. The writer went on to point out that the good news was reported in the pages of IBD, while our editorial page has long been critical of the

Sanders Advocates Path to Citizenship,
Using Executive Orders ´If Congress
Doesn´t Do the Right Thing´
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 5:16:07 AM     Post Reply
Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he mostly agrees with President Obama, except when it comes to his deportation policies. "And I would not support those," Sanders said at Thursday´s Democratic debate in Milwaukee. "Bottom line is a path towards citizenship for 11 million undocumented people. If Congress doesn´t do the right thing, we use the executive orders of the president." Sanders was applauded for saying it. Hillary Clinton said she "strongly" supports the president´s executive actions. "I hope the Supreme Court upholds them," she said. "I think there is constitutional and legal authority for the president to have done

Judge orders four more Hillary
Clinton email releases
Politico, by Josh Gerstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/12/2016 5:13:35 AM     Post Reply
A federal judge has ordered the State Department to make four additional releases of Hillary Clinton´s emails between Saturday and the end of February. U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras issued an order Thursday requiring State to release batches of the still-undisclosed portion of Clinton´s emails on Feb. 13, 19 and 26 with "all remaining documents" released by "the close of business" on Feb. 29. Contreras had publicly discussed the possibility of releasing some of the messages directly to the Freedom of Information Act litigant whose case the judge is overseeing, Jason Leopold of Vice News. However, the judge´s order

As Carson’s Candidacy Fades, His Secret Service
Still Costs Taxpayers Over $38,000 A Day
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/12/2016 5:04:44 AM     Post Reply
With an ever-dwindling chance to win the Republican nomination, Ben Carson is pledging to stay in the race for the long haul, without any apparent consideration for the tens of thousands of dollars his Secret Service protection is costing taxpayers everyday. Along with Donald Trump, Carson was awarded Secret Service protection in early November, around the time the famed pediatric neurosurgeon was riding high in the polls, even topping the billionaire real estate mogul in some national and Iowa surveys. But since then, Carson’s fortunes have fallen considerably, culminating in his distant fourth place finish in the Iowa caucuses and an

  



Beware a Wounded Clinton
Bloomberg Opinion, by Margaret Carlson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/12/2016 5:01:22 AM     Post Reply
Hillary and Bill Clinton were prepared to lose, but there’s a loss and then there’s a shellacking. After barely winning Iowa, with its coin tosses and independent calls for a public recount of the secret ballots, getting trounced by Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 20 points suggests tissue-rejection of the Clinton candidacy. It’s likely some of those voters weren’t even pro-Sanders, just turned off by Clinton. The Republican race is starting to look tame by comparison. The rejection went to her character. Among Democrats who say they care most about honesty and trustworthiness, she lost by 86 points. None

Turning back the leviathan
of the administrative state
Washington Examiner [DC], by David McIntosh & William Haun    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/12/2016 4:56:47 AM     Post Reply
There are two stacks of papers in Utah Senator Mike Lee´s office that should cause all Americans to pause. One stack is 400 pages; the other is over 80,000 pages. The short stack is all of the laws Congress passed in 2014. The 11-foot tall tower is all federal regulations. Senator Lee and other members of Congress see this disparity as indicative of not just a growing government, but an erosion of the separation of powers. They are correct. When James Madison authored Federalist 47, he gave voice to a sentiment shared widely by the Founders: consolidating executive, legislative, and judicial

Spammers at the Gates
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/12/2016 4:53:15 AM     Post Reply
Welcome to Infomercial America, or, if you prefer, the United States of Spam. Whenever political conspiracy theories break out into the open, pundits and intellectuals name-check the brilliant but flawed essay “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” by Richard Hofstadter. Under President George W. Bush, the “9/11 Truthers” were the poster boys and girls of the paranoid style. Others hinted that the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina might have been deliberate. Under President Obama, it was the “Birthers.” A related theory was that Obama is a secret Muslim. A generation before that, it was the John Birch Society

Carly Fiorina’s Finest Moment
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Walther    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/12/2016 4:48:33 AM     Post Reply
Everyone will say that the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, who has not previously held political office, never had much of a chance—a talking point with which I think we can dispense given that the winner of the New Hampshire primary by a two-to-one margin is a real estate mogul and former Democrat whose most recent wedding was attended by the Democratic frontrunner. I think it very likely that we will be seeing more of Fiorina if our next president is a Republican not named Donald Trump. Like Stanley Fish, I think she would make a good secretary of education. But

Donald Trump alienates
´The Honeymooners´ in hilarious mashup video
New York Daily News, by Ethan Sacks    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/12/2016 4:46:23 AM     Post Reply
Hamana-hamana-hamana-hahahahaha. A creative filmmaker has created a timeless sendup of Donald Trump — by digitally meshing the presumptive blowhard-in-chief with classic footage from "The Honeymooners." In the minute-longclip, the GOP presidential hopeful drones on about his qualifications for the White House at the famous kitchen table with Ralph and Alice Kramden. Finally, after listening to one-too-many self-serving boasts, Jackie Gleason´s fictional Brooklyn bus driver gives a patented eye roll and gives voice to what many Americans are thinking. "You are a blabber mouth," he screams at his guest. "A blabbermouth!"

The Five Republicans Who Could Be President
Bloomberg Opinion, by Jonathan Bernstein    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/12/2016 4:41:11 AM     Post Reply
We began with more than 20 Republican candidates. Seventeen made it to a formal announcement. Eleven reached Iowa. Now six remain; and with Ben Carson going nowhere, only five have a chance to win the nomination. Here is how each of them could do that. Donald Trump wins by repeating what he did in New Hampshire. As long as the rest of the field is split, he´ll benefit in two ways: Negative ads will be aimed at other Republicans, and a third of the vote will be enough to win. It remains an unlikely path. Losers drop out. Before long

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