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Republicans Shouldn´t Run
Away From The Tea Party
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/23/2014 7:33:59 PM     Post Reply
Politics: Republican Party leaders seem willing, anxious even, to walk away from the Tea Party, certain that such bedrock support will brand the GOP as extremist in voters´ eyes. If anything, polls show, the opposite is true. With 10 months to go before the crucial midterm elections, Republicans understandably will try to avoid screwing up their chances for victory. Democrats have taken to vilifying any Republican who actually stands for something — such as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — as a captive of what they´d like to label as the far-right fringe. This can be seen in the efforts of Sen. Charles Schumer of New York — the Democrats' top

Gen. Dempsey’s ‘failures in leadership’
cited in Benghazi disaster
Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 7:26:10 PM     Post Reply
Congress has generally given the Pentagon a “pass” on failing to come to the aid of Americans in Benghazi — that is until now. Six Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, led by Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, have issued a blistering criticism of Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who as Joint Chiefs chairman is the nation’s highest-ranking officer and chief military adviser to President Obama. Under the heading, “Failures in leadership — General Dempsey,” the senators signaled out the four-star officer for not having an emergency plan in place for a crisis in al Qaeda-infiltrated North Africa, to include

Major Obama group will now
push for Hillary Clinton
CNN, by Kevin Bohn    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 7:20:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington– The major super PAC that supported President Obama´s re-election now will begin raising money to help elect Hillary Clinton to the White House if she chooses to run, the group confirmed to CNN. Priorities USA Action is reaching out to major Democratic donors as it starts to build support for her potential run and plans to raise tens of millions of dollars to begin to lay the groundwork for a potential candidacy. Also one of Mr. Obama´s closest political aides, 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina, is joining the group as one of its co-chairmen. Not only will Messina bring contacts



Ryan: House will take
up immigration in pieces
Associated Press, by Paul J. Weber    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 7:14:01 PM     Post Reply
SAN ANTONIO — Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday told Texas business leaders eager for changes to immigration laws that House Republicans will tackle reform in pieces and ruled out negotiations with the Senate on its comprehensive measure. The Wisconsin Republican didn´t offer a timetable ahead of next week´s GOP House caucus annual retreat, where Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said immigration will top the agenda. Supporters of an immigration overhaul are renewing hopes that 2014 could bring the first sweeping changes in decades. Ryan expressed optimism at a luncheon hosted by the San Antonio Hispanic

´2016: Obama´s America´ Filmmaker
Indicted for Violating Campaign
Finance Laws
Hollywood Reporter, by Paul Bond    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 7:10:14 PM     Post Reply
Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, whose documentary 2016: Obama’s America took a critical look at President Barack Obama and was a surprise hit in 2012, will be arrested in New York on Friday for allegedly violating campaign-finance laws, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Federal authorities accuse D’Souza of donating more than is legal to the campaign of Wendy Long, who ran in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton but lost to now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Insiders say D’Souza has been friends with Long since they attended Dartmouth College together in the early 1980s. According to the indictment, D´Souza

IRS Targets Hollywood Conservatives
Townhall, by Carol Platt Liebau    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 7:06:25 PM     Post Reply
Show business is a lefty paradise, so myopically liberal that these apostles of tolerance see nothing ironic about a Latina actress, Maria Conchita Alonso, being bullied simply for having supported a non-liberal, Tea Party candidate. Hollywood is full of left-wing activist groups -- Norman Lear´s People for the American Way, a 501(c)(3), being the prime example. There are a couple tiny, modest little counterparts on the right, where for the most part, participants keep quiet for fear of getting the same treatment as Maria Conchita Alonso. But in this era of IRS harassment of groups ideologically dissimilar to the President,

Conservative Commentator Dinesh D´Souza
Indicted On Campaign Finance Fraud Charges
Business Insider, by Brett LoGiurato    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 6:59:13 PM     Post Reply
Dinesh D´Souza, the conservative commentator, best-selling author, and filmmaker, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for violating federal campaign finance laws. The U.S. Attorney´s Office in the Southern District of New York announced the indictment Thursday evening. According to the indictment, in August 2012 D´Souza directed people to contribute $20,000 to a U.S. Senate candidate´s campaign. He later reimbursed those people. Federal law limits primary and general election campaign contributions to $2,500 each. That means an individual can contribute a maximum of $5,000 to a single candidate. The Senate candidate was not identified in the indictment. "As we



Chuck Schumer reveals new
strategy for subduing the Tea Party
Washington Examiner, by Joseph Lawler    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2014 6:53:53 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., offered a new strategy for dividing and conquering the Tea Party in a speech Thursday. Schumer, a top strategist among Senate Democrats, said he believes there is a “glaring weakness, one very weak link in the Tea Party´s armor” that Democrats can exploit to reduce the political influence of the group. Schumer acknowledged that Democrats failed to address the rise of the Tea Party over the past four years, with the result that top conservative donors´ “quack medicine” was allowed to “fill the vacuum and capture the anger that was bubbling in the land.” He said

Internet Community Helps
Crack Grandma´s Code
ABC News, by Amy Forliti    Original Article
Posted By: barbcrose- 1/23/2014 6:22:55 PM     Post Reply
When a brain tumor took away Dorothy Holm´s ability to speak, she picked up index cards and began filling them, edge to edge, with seemingly random, indecipherable sequences of letters. Her grandchildren saw her scribbling and thought she was leaving them a code — but it was one the preteens couldn´t crack. Eighteen years later, the puzzle has been solved after one of Holm´s granddaughters posted images of a card online. In just 13 minutes, a MetaFilter.com user figured out that as Dorothy Holm was dying, she was writing out prayers.

Stunning: Nobody
is Watching CNN
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/23/2014 6:10:30 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Have you heard about CNN? Folks, this is inside baseball, and normally I don´t talk about ratings of other people in this business, because the vagaries are just too volatile. The whole ratings system is too volatile -- and if you live by it, you can die by it. Everybody´s ratings, depending on when you take the snapshot, are gonna go up and down, and sometimes they´re gonna fluctuate greatly. But CNN now has had enough steady erosion here that it oughta be panic time. Listen to this: "CNN´s Neilson ratings for the key important demographic which remains 25-54..."

Parsing the Latest Polling Data
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/23/2014 5:57:39 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: I mentioned at the top of the program there´s a lot of polling data out. There´s a Fox News poll out, and the headline here: "As Obama Starts His Sixth Year, 74% Say the US is Still in a Recession -- A third of voters say they like Obama and his policies, a dramatic drop from 47% who felt that way in October of 2012." This is a dramatic plunge. Thirty-three percent say they like Obama and his policies. That used to be near 50% just a year and a half ago. In addition, 62% now say that they dislike



Scott Walker Stood Firm and Proved
Conservatism Works -- in a Liberal State
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/23/2014 5:42:47 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Does the name Scott Walker mean anything to you? You know him well. Scott Walker is the Republican, conservative governor of the state of Wisconsin. He has survived numerous efforts by the left, by the Regime, and by union buddies to destroy him, to take him out of office, to recall him from office (twice) to ruin his reputation. He has survived it all, and he has survived it not afraid. He has not been compromised in surviving this. He did not become one of them in order to survive. He remained who he was. He remained a conservative --

Smearing Tim Scott
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/23/2014 5:41:47 PM     Post Reply
"NC NAACP Chief Denounces Extremists of All Kinds, Including Conservatives" read a headline in Monday´s edition of the State, daily newspaper of Columbia, S.C. But if the story is a full account of the Rev. William Barber II´s "speech of fire and thunder," delivered in the Palmetto State capital on the eve of Martin Luther King Day, the headline should have read "NC NAACP Chief Denounces All Kinds of Conservatives as Extremists." As far as we know from reading the article,the only people he criticized other than conservatives were, as the reporter put it, "blacks who he said aren´t following

It´s Me Again! Obama
Says I´m His Problem
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/23/2014 5:40:22 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Well, ladies and gentlemen, it looks like I continue to live rent free in the head of the president, Barack Obama. It seems that the New Yorker has just posted more from their 18-page Obama interview. I don´t know if the whole thing has been on the Internet. I didn´t read the whole thing. It may have been up there all the time. But here is what the president said, the New Yorker interview with David Remnick that they have just posted. "Another way of putting it, I guess, is that the issue has been the inability of my message

Bike Lane Indignados
American Spectator, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/23/2014 4:53:33 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — There are many different indicators of an unhappy society. Sociologists point to crime rates, suicide rates, the incidence of divorce, even the frequency of customers leaving the lights on in public restrooms. Economists point to economic growth rates, unemployment rates, the University of Michigan’s monthly economic outlook for the United States. One of my own personal favorites is the sudden transformation of the Republic’s healthy, happy, rosy-cheeked bicycle riders into a mob of angry cranks. It happens every few decades and is a sure sign of an unhappy society. I well remember back in the late 1970s when, come to



GOP taps highest-ranking woman
for State of the Union response
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 4:45:19 PM     Post Reply
Republican leaders have tapped the highest-ranking woman in their party, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), to deliver the GOP response to President Obama´s State of the Union address. McMorris Rodgers serves as House Republican Conference chairwoman — a member of House GOP leadership. In naming McMorris Rodgers, House Speaker John Boehner´s (R-Ohio) office noted her roots in an eastern Washington farming family and her three small children at home, including a 2-month-old. “Cathy McMorris Rodgers is proof that with humility, hard work and dedication, you can overcome any obstacle – a story to which many Americans can relate,”

Wendy Davis is being Swift-boated
Bloomberg, by Margaret Carlson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/23/2014 4:43:11 PM     Post Reply
In politics, lying is the new sex. Even the lesser sin, exaggeration, is grounds for questions about your suitability to run for office. Americans may be becoming more like the French in tolerating peccadilloes (just ask Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina or Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana about surviving a sex scandal), but get a detail wrong about whether you divorced at 21 or at 19, and woe unto you. That’s what happened to Wendy Davis over the weekend. You may know her as the Texas state senator in pink sneakers who delivered an 11-hour filibuster against abortion restrictions in June.

Virginia attorney general switches
sides on state´s gay marriage ban
Guardian [UK], by Karen McVeigh    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/23/2014 4:20:52 PM     Post Reply
The attorney general of Virginia has announced that the state will no longer defend its constitutional ban on gay marriage, siding instead with same-sex couples who are suing to have it struck down. Mark Herring said on Thursday that he wanted to ensure the state was “on the right side of history, and the right side of the law”. Lawyers and marriage equality campaigners hailed the decision as “courageous” in a state with a socially conservative tradition. Herring defeated his Republican opponent by only 165 votes in last November’s elections, when voters also chose a Democrat, Terry McAuliffe, as governor.

Exclusive: Obama health care
adviser Jennings leaving White House
Reuters, by Jeff Mason    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 1/23/2014 4:17:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - Chris Jennings, a top adviser to President Barack Obama who played a key part in the rollout of his signature healthcare law, is leaving the White House for health and family reasons, an aide told Reuters. Jennings, who previously served in the Clinton administration, was brought on board last year before the flawed rollout of the program created one of the biggest political problems Obama has faced since entering office. "Chris served the country at a time when he was needed most," White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said in a statement. "He will be deeply missed

ObamaCare death debt? States can
seize assets to recoup Medicaid costs
Fox News, by Dan Springer    Original Article
Posted By: NYC RAL- 1/23/2014 3:47:14 PM     Post Reply
Tom Gialanella, 56, was shocked to find out he qualified for Medicaid under ObamaCare. The Bothell, Wash., resident had been able to retire early years ago, owns his home outright in a pricey Seattle suburb and is living off his investments. He wanted no part of the government´s so-called free health care. "It´s supposed to be a safety net program. It´s not supposed to be for someone who has assets who can pay the bill," he said. And after reading the fine print, Gialanella had another reason to flee Medicaid -- the potential death debt.


´Even though we wear hearing aids,
we can still accomplish our
goals and dreams´: Inspirational
response of deaf Seahawks player
Derrick Coleman to the deaf nine-
year-old girl who wrote him a letter
Daily Mail (UK), by Helen Pow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 3:41:00 PM     Post Reply
A nine-year-old deaf girl´s letter to Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman, who is also hearing-impaired, in which she said he was her inspiration has received an inspirational reply. Riley Kovalcik, from Roxbury, New Jersey, penned the note to Coleman after she and her identical twin sister, Erin, who is also hearing impaired, watched a moving Duracell ad about his journey to become the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL. The letter went viral after her father posted a copy of it on Twitter and now Riley has received a heartfelt reply from the player. Scroll down for video

TCU Students Demand Higher
Quality Toilet Paper
CBS Local Media (Dallas/Fort Worth), by Joel Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: NYC RAL- 1/23/2014 3:39:05 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH - Behind closed doors in stalls around its campus, Texas Christian University has a tissue issue. The school only provides one ply toilet paper in its dorms, classroom and office buildings. At least for now. “This is a big thing,” said student body president Cody Westphal. “You know, TCU has this reputation for the highest quality everything — whether it is education, technology, teachers, students — whatever. I think the next obvious step would be to take the step of quality toilet paper!” Students in dorms craving the two-ply comfort of home were on their own.

Levi Johnston denied split
custody of son Tripp as judge
sides with Bristol Palin
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 3:31:31 PM     Post Reply
An Alaskan judge has denied Levi Johnson split custody of his child with Sarah Palin´s daughter Bristol. The tumultuous relationship between the former vice presidential candidate´s daughter and her former fiancé has landed their son Tripp in Bristol´s care for much of his life, but Johnson wanted to change that. Johnson, 23, filed to have equal custody of the now-4-year-old boy but that petition was thrown out by Judge Gregory Heath- who was appointed to the bench by Sarah Palin when she was governor in 2009- who mandated that Tripp remain in the primary custody of his mother Bristol, 23.

Obama to release budget a month late
The Hill (Washington, DC), by Erik Wassen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 3:21:37 PM     Post Reply
President Obama will deliver his fiscal 2015 budget a month late. The budget, officially due on the first Monday in February, will come out on March 4, the White House said Thursday. An official said work on the proposal was delayed by the two-year budget deal that Congress passed in December and the omnibus spending bill that was passed this month. “The President’s 2015 Budget will be released on March 4. Now that Congress has finished its work on this year’s appropriations, the Administration is able to finalize next year’s Budget. We are moving to complete the Budget as quickly

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