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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

 


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FredGrams.com
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What went wrong for Ted Cruz?
Nothing so much as the childish
hissy fit there at the end.
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Bernie Sanders wins Indiana´s
Democratic presidential primary

The surprise of the evening.
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Clinton Campaign Made Payments to Hard Drive
and Document Destruction Company

This didn't take long.
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Ted Cruz Suspends 2016 Campaign After Indiana
Primary Loss: Senior Aide

Bye bye, Ted.
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Obama Orders Fed Agencies to Stop Asking Job
Applicants about Criminal History

Is this even Constitutional? Bueller?
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Cruz finally lets it rip: Trump is amoral, a pathological
liar, and a narcissist like this country’s never seen

No matter how you feel about Ted, this is
basically the sign of a sore loser.
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Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]







Latest Articles

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Cuban man arrested for waving American
flag as first US cruise ship arrives
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/4/2016 3:19:28 PM     Post Reply
Before we get too excited about the tide of change in Cuba we should probably consider the case of Daniel Llorente. When the first U.S. cruise ship in the living memory of most of us arrived in Castroland, Daniel was pretty enthusiastic. In fact, he was down on the docks waving an American flag. Some of his fellow observers expressed concern over this overt display of pro-American unity sentiments, but Mr. Llorente was not dismayed. He said, “I’m not scared of talking. I’m not scared of the government.” As it turns out, that really didn’t work out very well. (Fox News) A

Remember, You Asked for This
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/4/2016 3:17:21 PM     Post Reply
I want to leave a note here, because I expect to have many occasions to link back to it in the next several months. Americans and Republicans, remember: You asked for this. Given the choice between a dozen solid conservatives and one Clinton-supporting con artist and game-show host, you chose the con artist. You chose him freely. Nobody made you do it. I will be reminding you all of that, from time to time.

Rubio learns to love the Senate
Politico, by Marc Caputo & Burgess Everett    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/4/2016 3:15:09 PM     Post Reply
MIAMI — Marco Rubio sure isn´t acting like a guy who hates the Senate. Two months after he quit the presidential race, as he heads into the twilight of his single term in the chamber, the Florida senator is showing signs that the job that once deeply frustrated him isn´t so bad, after all. Bashed on the campaign trail as a vote-skipping truant, Rubio has become a constant, active presence in the chamber — leaning on fellow Republicans to cough up money to combat the Zika virus and strong-arming the White House in a foreign-policy deal in the past few

  


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Meet Hillary Clinton’s
foreign policy advisers
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ron Kampeas    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/4/2016 3:05:51 PM     Post Reply
(JTA) – It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know they were advising him. In this field, Hillary Clinton’s inner circle of foreign policy advisers stands out for not standing out. The names she has on her side are a who’s who of the last 20 years of national security policy, from Madeleine Albright, the second term secretary of state of her husband, President Bill Clinton, to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., the rising Democratic star who is the top party

US election 2016: Six reasons
it will make history
BBC [UK], by Roland Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/4/2016 2:58:54 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic race is still going, but it looks increasingly likely that Hillary Clinton will be the nominee, despite Vermont senator Bernie Sanders´ win in Indiana on Tuesday. The picture has now become clear enough that we know that whatever happens, the outcome will be historic. This is how. 1) Twilight years. When Barack Obama first walked through the White House front door back in January 2009, he was aged 47, and was the fifth-youngest president in history. Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest, at 42 years and 322 days. The next one will be a fair bit older, whatever happens.

Trump doubles down on non-citizen Muslim ban:
´They´re destroying Europe – I´m not going to
let that happen to the United States´
Daily Mail [UK], by Nikki Schwab    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/4/2016 2:48:25 PM     Post Reply
Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump doubled down on his call to ban non-American Muslims from entering the United States even if the stance causes problems going forward in the general election. ´They´re destroying Europe, I´m not going to let that happen to the United States,´ Trump said this morning during an interview on Morning Joe. The Donald was taking a victory after his chief rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, threw in the towel last night after a disappointing showing in Indiana. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to suspend his campaign later today. That leaves the brash billionaire the only man standing on

Meet The Kentucky Derby Horses
Courier-Journal, by Jonathan Lintner    Original Article
Posted By: MysteryLover- 5/4/2016 2:36:42 PM     Post Reply
The Kentucky Derby field is (mostly) set with the post position draw set for Wednesday and race on May 7 at Churchill Downs. So, yes, it´s time to start picking your favorites. We´re here to help with profiles of all 20 contenders, including looks at pedigrees, connections and past performances on the Derby trail. See the links below in order of Road to the Derby points earned through prep races. We´ll update if any contenders defect, opening up spots for those horses on the bubble: Fellowship, Adventist, Laoban, Dazzling Gem, Cherry Wine and Discreetness.

  


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Ed Henry off the air at Fox News
after alleged infidelity reported
Politico, by Alex Weprin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/4/2016 2:17:12 PM     Post Reply
Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry will not be appearing on the channel for the time being, following a report in In Touch Weekly that he cheated on his wife with a Las Vegas hostess. “We recently became aware of Ed’s personal issues and he’s taking some time off to work things out,” a Fox News spokesperson told POLITICO in a statement. Henry joined Fox News in 2011 as chief White House correspondent. He was previously the White House correspondent for CNN.

WH: Navy SEAL Was ‘Killed in
Combat,’ But ‘Not in a Combat Mission’
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/4/2016 1:58:07 PM     Post Reply
A Navy SEAL killed during an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) attack in Iraq was “killed in combat,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged Tuesday, but was “not in a combat mission.” The serviceman, identified as Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charlie Keating IV, was the third member of the U.S. armed forces to be killed in combat since President Obama sent troops back into Iraq to advise, train and equip local forces, three years after the formal U.S. withdrawal was completed. Keating was killed when ISIS attacked a Kurdish peshmerga position some two or three miles behind the

Target Stock Drops 4.2 Percent in Wake
of LGBT Bathroom Policy Announcement
Cybercast News Service, by Melanie Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/4/2016 1:54:14 PM     Post Reply
In the wake of publicizing its policy to allow people to use the bathrooms and changing facilities that correspond with their gender identity, Target stock has dropped 4.2 percent in the past two weeks. As CNSNews.com previously reported, the retail chain announced on its website on April 19 that they “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.” The opening price of Target stock dropped from $83.50 per share on April 19 to a closing price of $79.99 per share on May 3 – a 4.2 percent decline, the Daily

Clinton says ‘whole world’
wants her to beat Trump
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/4/2016 1:53:42 PM     Post Reply
Talk about raising the stakes: Hillary Clinton says the “whole world” is pulling for her to defeat Donald Trump in November’s election. In a fundraising email Wednesday morning, after Mr. Trump ousted his final major opponent the night before, Mrs. Clinton’s team said it was “unimaginable” that the maverick businessman would capture the GOP nomination. “I don’t know how else to say it: The whole world is counting on us to win this thing. And we owe it to them to step up,” wrote Clinton staffer Christine Reynolds. Mrs. Clinton, who has advocated for cutting the influence of money in

  


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Senate Caves To All Of Union’s
Demands on Veterans Affairs Firing Bill
Daily Caller, by Luke Rosiak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/4/2016 1:49:57 PM     Post Reply
All of a federal employee union’s objections were removed from a Senate bill designed to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) discipline bad employees, making it politically easier for the bill to pass, but indicating it may not be doing the very thing it’s supposed to. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) sent a letter April 18 asking taxpayer-funded employees to pressure Sen. Johnny Isakson >36% , chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Isakson is a Georgia Republican. “I strongly urge you to oppose the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs omnibus bill in its current form,”

Clinton campaign video
previews Trump presidency
The Hill (DC), by Harper Neidig    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/4/2016 1:48:57 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton set her sights on Donald Trump in a campaign video posted on Tuesday, attacking the presumptive Republican nominee for what he has vowed to do in office. “Everything I say I’m going to do, folks, I do,” Trump says in a clip included in the video. The ad then lays out several of his proposals, including eliminating gun-free zones in schools, defunding Planned Parenthood, repealing ObamaCare, building a wall along the southern border, instituting a “deportation force” and banning Muslims from entering the country. “These are his promises,” reads a caption in the video.

Hillary Is Preferable To Trump Just
Like Malaria Is Preferable To Ebola
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein     Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/4/2016 1:42:15 PM     Post Reply
In a White House race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I’d prefer Clinton, just as I’d prefer Malaria to Ebola. In most cases, Malaria is curable. Ebola is more often deadly. This is not an easy admission for me to make. As a conservative opinion journalist and commentator, I have been harshly critical of Hillary Clinton my entire career. (Snip) But as bad as Hillary would be as president, there is little threat another Clinton presidency would end the American system as we know it. You can’t be so sure with Trump. What are the odds a President Donald Trump would

Why Dolly Parton Is Getting
Married Again – at 70!
People, by Eileen Finan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/4/2016 1:23:49 PM     Post Reply
The very day Dolly Parton moved to Nashville in 1964, the 18-year-old aspiring singer met Carl Dean at the Wishy Washy Laundromat. Two years later, just before Parton had released her first album, the couple were married in Ringgold, Georgia, with only her mother there as a witness. In the years since, Parton became country music´s most iconic star, while Dean ran an asphalt business and stayed resolutely out of his wife´s limelight. Since then, the pair embraced that unusual formula for marital success, but come May 30, they´ll celebrate their 50th anniversary in uncharacteristically public style, Parton tells PEOPLE. "We´re

  


  

Now, of All Times!
National Review, by Jay Nordlinger    Original Article
Posted By: Calvinesq- 5/4/2016 1:21:55 PM     Post Reply
This seems such a strange time for the Republican party to self-destroy. Let me explain. The GOP has a huge lead in state legislatures. The GOP controls more state legislatures than it ever has before. The GOP has a huge lead in governors: 31. The Democrats have 18 (and there is one independent). The GOP has an immense majority in the U.S. House — a bigger majority than it has had since the 1920s. And it has a decent majority in the U.S. Senate. The Republicans had blow-out years in 2010 and 2014 — blow-outs in their favor, I mean.

Crevasses in the Classroom
Taki’s Magazine, by Steve Sailer    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/4/2016 1:07:11 PM     Post Reply
Where are racial gaps in school test scores worst? Ironically, where liberals are most dominant. The new national database of school-district test scores created by education researchers at Stanford and Harvard reveals that the single widest white-black racial gap in American public school districts is in the city most synonymous with leftism since 1964: Berkeley, California. How badly do blacks lag whites in Berkeley public schools? Berkeley’s white-black gap is 1.60 standard deviations. In other words, the median black student would score at only the 5th percentile if he were white. Yet, Berkeley is ferociously antiracist. It was the first to have a

New immigration fight
looms in Congress
Politico, by Seung Min Kim    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/4/2016 1:01:42 PM     Post Reply
Lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol are quietly launching a new effort to expand visas for low-skilled foreign workers in government funding bills — a push that could drive a deep ideological rift through both parties later this year. Republicans and Democrats whose home states rely on immigrant labor are lobbying top appropriators to include language in this year’s funding bills to renew controversial provisions from last year’s omnibus spending measure that effectively quadrupled the number of low-skilled worker visas. Nine House lawmakers, led by Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.), sent a letter last week urging the Appropriations Committee to

Snopes´ Attack on Front Page
Shows how Incompetent It Is
FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 5/4/2016 12:59:30 PM     Post Reply
Yesterday my piece on how Obama frees a terrorist linked to the USS Cole bombing went viral. On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a young child. For three weeks the crew of the USS Cole struggled to keep their ship from sinking while working waist deep in water with bucket brigades, sleeping on the deck and living

Should Sherrod Brown be
Hillary Clinton´s VP pick?
Here are 5 pros and 5 cons
Cleveland.com, by Jeremy Pelzer    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/4/2016 12:39:17 PM     Post Reply
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Vice President Sherrod Brown? That´s been the chatter in political circles lately, as the U.S. senator from Ohio is considered a top contender to be named Hillary Clinton´s running mate. Clinton has reportedly discussed Brown as one of several potential vice-presidential picks, even though the 63-year-old Cleveland Democrat has repeatedly said he doesn´t want the job. Would Sherrod Brown be a good vice-presidential pick for the Democrats this year? Here are five pros and five cons to the idea.

  



Their sand sculptures are
better than yours!
KTRK 13 (Houston,TX), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/4/2016 12:24:03 PM     Post Reply
(Photos) PORT ARANSAS, TX-Some of the most creative and talented sand artists spent last weekend in Port Aransas for the annual Texas SandFest. Above are photos from the weekend. If you were there, send your pics to us at news@abc13.com or post them using #abc13eyewitness. Below were the weekend winners.Duos: 1st - Abe Waterman and Morgan Rudluff, Youth´s Entrepreneurial Endeavor Results in Lingual Dilemma. Abe proposed to Morgan during the awards ceremony. She said yes! 2nd - Ky and Jeff Terrell, Inky´s Day Out 3rd - Lucinda Wierenga & Emerson Schreiner, Gifts From The Sea -Solos: 1st - Delayne Corbett, Spellbound -2nd

John Kasich drops out
CNN, by Phil Mattingly,*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/4/2016 12:14:21 PM     Post Reply
John Kasich is dropping out of the Republican presidential race, two sources familiar with the plan confirmed to CNN. Kasich´s decision came after he improbably became the last challenger to Donald Trump, who emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee Tuesday night when Ted Cruz dropped out. Even before winning his home state of Ohio in March, Kasich was facing pressure to get out of the race, with no clear path to victory. His campaign never became more than a spoiler run, designed to keep Trump from getting the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination before a contested convention. Kasich

Exclusive — Donald Trump: ‘The Real
Enemy Is Hillary Clinton’
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/4/2016 12:11:09 PM     Post Reply
Presumptive Republican nominee for President billionaire Donald Trump told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday evening that “the real enemy” lies ahead in likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump’s interview with Breitbart News came before the polls closed in Indiana, just as he was wrapping up winning the GOP nomination for the presidency. It was still unclear whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) would officially drop out at that point, but it was becoming evident that Trump was going to lock up the nomination. Trump called this Breitbart News exclusive interview to unify the Republican Party and to set his sights squarely

‘No Hormuz passage’: Iran´s
navy highly dangerous to US,
top general warns
RT News [Russia], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/4/2016 12:06:08 PM     Post Reply
Iranian naval forces are strong and can counter any opponent, including the US, if a conflict arises over the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a senior general warned. “We have developed a powerful Navy in the IRGC and the Armed Forces, capable of defending the country’s interests and independence,” said Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), in a televised broadcast Tuesday. He said last year´s incident in which 10 US sailors were arrested after straying into Iranian territorial waters and released through diplomatic channels proved that the Americans respected the strength of the Iranian

Trump vs. Clinton Is Terrible News
for Fans of Free Speech and
the First Amendment
Reason, by Damon Root    Original Article
Posted By: zoidberg- 5/4/2016 11:58:57 AM     Post Reply
The impending presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is depressing for many reasons. One reason it that both candidates have abysmal records on free speech and they both seem fundamentally hostile to very idea of the First Amendment placing any constitutional limits on government power. Consider Hillary Clinton. As my colleague Matt Welch has documented, Clinton´s "long war on free speech" includes censorship crusades against rap music, video games, movies, and television. And we’re not just talking about ratings systems and warning labels here. She´s also supported federal laws that would penalize the makers and distributors of so-called

Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in
´sophisticated´ attack by 100
fighters was the grandson of
disgraced financier Charles Keating
Daily Mail [U.K.], by Wills Robinson and Charles Burrows    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/4/2016 11:51:00 AM     Post Reply
The Navy SEAL who was killed in a coordinated attack by 100 ISIS fighters in Iraq has been identified as a former high school track star and the grandson of a disgraced financier. Charles Keating was advising Kurdish Peshmerga troops in the town of Telskof, 18 miles north of Mosul, when a group of Islamic State militants stormed enemy lines with vehicles, suicide car bombs and bulldozers on Tuesday He was hit by ´direct fire´ during an attack by the jihadis Pentagon officials have described as ´coordinated and complex´. Keating was a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of

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