Via the Mitt Romney pool report, the Republican hopeful made a surprise visit to Colorado's CPAC a short time ago, dusting off one of the zingers he used in last night's debate: “Last night I thought was a great opportunity for the American people to see two very different visions for the country. And I think it was helpful to be able to describe those visions. I saw the president’s vision as trickle-down government and I don’t think that’s what America believes in. I see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. We have two very different
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is taking a hit in the polls, and so is West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen. New numbers released this week from Public Policy Polling showed West Virginia voters gave Manchin a 46-percent approval rating, while 44 percent disapproved. The last time PPP questioned voters about Manchin in 2011, his approval rating stood at 61 percent. Pollsters with PPP said Machin may be suffering from the Obama effect. In only one other state is President Barack Obama more unpopular than he is in West Virginia right now. (Snip) Obama’s favorability rating in the
ROME- The president of Italy´s Barilla pasta company said Thursday that he will never use same-sex couples in company advertisements. Guido Barilla´s comments came during an interview on the Italian radio program "La Zanzara," Italy´s ANSA news agency reported. "I would never make a spot with a homosexual family. Not out of a lack of respect but because I don´t see it like they do. (My idea of) family is a classic family where the woman has a fundamental role," Barilla said. "We have a different concept with regard to the gay family." "That´s fine if they like our pasta
Embracing his role as the nation’s insurance-salesman-in-chief, President Obama, was back on the job Thursday selling Obamacare policies and declaring that tea-party opponents won’t succeed in killing the national health law. “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” Mr. Obama told students at a campaign-style rally at Prince George’s Community College in suburban Maryland. “We’re only five days away from finishing the job. What is it that these Republicans are so mad about?” With the beginning of open enrollment for the new health care law set for October 1, the president again extolled the benefits of Obamacare and urged
When the media can aid Obama´s re-election through the fabrication of a divisive and completely phony black vs. white racial narrative, then the media is very interested in hate crimes and American racism. But when the media is handed an actual hate crime that involves a black man accused of gunning down four white people because they are white, the media collectively shrugs. The media also claim to be interested in mass-shootings. For days and sometimes weeks, we have seen our media turn their outlets over to obsessive coverage of one mass shooting after another. So you would think a
Black gold lurking beneath the Lone Star state has generated decades of wealth for Texas, and this set of black and white pictures captures toil of workers during the boom oil years. Oil was first discovered in Texas as far back as 1543 when explorers used crude oil gathered from the ground to seal their boats. By the 1940s and 1950s, as these pictures show, oil had become big business, bringing opportunity and job security to many. The 50s was also a decade of mass exploration that found the main on-shore oilfields and recorded peak reserves at 15,314,964,000 barrels in
Leaders of the nation´s largest Somali community say some of their young men are still being enticed to join the terror group that has claimed responsibility for the deadly mall attack in Kenya, despite a concentrated effort to shut off what authorities call a ´deadly pipeline´ of men and money. Six years have passed since Somali-American fighters began leaving Minnesota to become part of al-Shabab. Now the Somali community is dismayed over reports that a few of its own might have been involved in the violence at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. ´One thing I know is the fear is
I’ve always paid my taxes and have never been arrested or charged with any crime in my life. I am a successful small-business man. But in January of this year, I woke up to find that my business’ entire bank account — more than $35,000 — had been wrongly seized. Later that same day, I was writing checks to my vendors. A federal agent strolls in. She tells me my hard-earned cash was taken by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). I was shocked. I’ve broken no law, committed no crime and was never warned my store could be in trouble.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O´Connor is worried. In a recent speech at Boise State, O´Connor said: "Less than one-third of eighth-graders can identify the historical purpose of the Declaration of Independence, and it´s right there in the name. ... The more I read and the more I listen, the more apparent it is that our society suffers from an alarming degree of public ignorance." This is good news for the left. The ill-informed are more susceptible to emotional arguments. They are more likely to see life as a zero-sum game. They are more likely to believe that the
Illinois and federal officials have worked overtime this week to assure people that Obamacare health coverage — coming Oct. 1 to a website near you! — will be a terrific deal. State officials visited the Tribune editorial board Tuesday, equipped with charts and graphics and website mock-ups. They spelled out how people will get information. They offered some favorable price comparisons to other states and some highs and lows for insurance plans. We appreciate their outreach effort. But the fact is that, five days before the launch of this massively ambitious redesign of national health care, the insurance policies to
According to a new CBS News/New York Times poll conducted September 19-23, Barack Obama’s handling of foreign policy with Syria and Iran has been so inept that more Americans now disapprove of his stewardship than approve of it. 49% of voters polled disapprove of Obama´s handling of foreign policy, with 40% approving. On July 20, the numbers were 44% disapproving and 43% approving. With regard to Iran, 44% of those polled disapprove of Obama´s actions while only 39% approve. Only 22% think relations with Iran will get better. Unsurprisingly, only 16% of Republicans approve of Obama´s handling of foreign policy,
Former Alaska Governor slammed the mainstream media for gushing over Texas Democrat State Senator Wendy Davis for filibustering in support of abortion policies a majority of Texans and Americans disapproved of while lambasting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for speaking on the Senate floor for 21 hours against an Obamacare law that a majority of Texans and Americans dislike. In a Wednesday Facebook post, Palin said that instead of calling out President Barack Obama for saying the "world is more stable than it was five years ago” at his Tuesday speech before the U.N. General Assembly before listing examples of how
Americans by a 2-to-1 ratio disagree with President Barack Obama’s contention that Congress should raise the U.S. debt limit without conditions. Instead, 61 percent say that it’s “right to require spending cuts when the debt ceiling is raised even if it risks default,” because Congress lacks spending discipline, according to a Bloomberg National Poll conducted Sept. 20-23. That sentiment is shared by almost three-quarters of Republicans, two-thirds of independents, and a plurality of Democrats. Just 28 percent of respondents backed Obama’s call for a clean bill that has no add-on provisions.
At this hour, Ted Cruz is still speaking on the Senate floor. He is, at this moment, reading Green Eggs and Ham as a bedtime story for his children, but until how he has carried on a long, substantive denunciation of Obamacare. The parts I listened to were very good. It isn’t exactly a filibuster, just a really long speech. Still, he clearly intends to follow in Rand Paul’s footsteps; it was Paul who brought back the old-fashioned, on-your-feet filibuster, and created a sensation doing it. I am not crazy about Cruz’s plan to block cloture on the House resolution,
In the aftermath of Senator Ted Cruz’s epic performance on the Senate floor, a few observations: After his disgraceful attacks on Cruz, including his reach-across-the-aisle, dog-in-the-manger response today, this should be the end of Senator John McCain as a voice of influence in the Republican party. Ditto his mini-me, Senator Lindsey Graham. Indeed, the entire Old Guard of business-as-usual “comity” fans passeth. When you care more about what the other side thinks, it’s probably time either to switch teams or step down. There is new leadership in the GOP, whether the party wants to admit it or not: Cruz, Rand
A very unhappy Senator John McCain (R-AZ) rebuked Senator Ted Cruz for accusing his GOP allies of being “appeasers” along the line of Neville Chamberlain’s Munich deal with Adolf Hitler in 1938. “I resoundingly reject that allegation,” McCain said on the Senate floor. “That allegation, in my view, does a great disservice for those brave Americans and those who stood up and said what’s happening in Europe cannot stand…Amongst them were my father and grandfather.”
Former President Bill Clinton says his wife would rather be a grandmother than president. In an interview on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday, anchor Charlie Rose asked the 42nd president which role Hillary Clinton would prefer taking on. “If you ask her, I think she’d say grandmother. But I have found it best not to discuss that issue,” he said with a laugh The Clintons´ only daughter, Chelsea, is married but does not have any children. “My goal is to live to be a grandfather. The rest of it is out of my hands,” Clinton said. With three years until the 2016 presidential election, speculation over
PRINCETON, NJ -- As Washington braces for another budget showdown, this time with the threat of defunding the new healthcare law in the mix, the key political force pushing for conservative policies sees diminished popular support. Fewer Americans now describe themselves as supporters of the Tea Party movement than did at the height of the movement in 2010, or even at the start of 2012. Today´s 22% support nearly matches the record low found two years ago.
Rep. Peter King, who has pulled no punches in criticizing Ted Cruz, said Thursday that supporters of the Texas senator have been bombarding his office with “vile” phone calls. The New York Republican has called Cruz a fraud for his calls to defund Obamacare, and said the senator’s campaign this summer to get the House to pass a government funding bill that defunds the health care law led to some offensive phone calls to King’s office.
Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he believes his daughter, 33-year old Chelsea Clinton, has the potential to one day be a better president than his wife, former New York senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In an interview set to run late Wednesday on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, Clinton was asked by the host who he thought would make a better president – his wife Hillary, or his daughter Chelsea. “Day after tomorrow, my wife because she’s had more experience,” he said. “Over the long run, Chelsea. She knows more than we do about everything.” Clinton lauded his daughter’s intelligence,
The status quo falls apart when people discover, first to their surprise, then to their glee, that it’s lost its teeth. The presidency of Barack Obama appears to be unraveling — whether the yarn will be pulled out to the last inch remains to be seen, but a lot of it is already coiled on the floor. First the UK parliament, then both parties of Congress balked at his Syrian policy. Then Putin humiliated him so badly internationally that he retreated to the safety of domestic policy. But while resting between rounds he was immediately beset by his own cornerpeople.
"Dumbest idea I´ve ever heard." "Can´t happen." "Picket had a better chance." So say some of the right´s sharpest and most experienced political minds of the defund ObamaCare effort. Finding Beltway critics of the defund gambit is like finding oil in the Bakken Formation (in that critics are plentiful, not that the Beltway oozes unrefined black sludge under pressure). The defund gambit carries risk; there is no way around that. As long as Harry Reid and Barack Obama are willing to shut down the government rather than spare people from the added expense, reduced choice, and invasions of privacy that ObamaCare brings,
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has denied a report quoting an employee of his office claiming he "f***ing hates" Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). As Senate Republicans convened for their weekly lunch meeting on Tuesday, members spoke to reporters about their views regarding the defunding effort of Obamacare through the House´s Continuing Resolution. "I just had dinner with Senator Cruz last week we have a very cordial relationship. We agree on a lot more things than we disagree," Senator McCain told Breitbart News. "I think we’re very friendly." Fox news Channel´s Chris Wallace told his viewers on Sunday that "top D.C. Republicans"
John McCain’s former senior adviser Steve Schmidt says he has “deep regret” for helping to create a “freak show” wing of the Republican Party when he had a hand in bringing former McCain running mate Sarah Palin to the national stage. Schmidt said Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that it’s time for the GOP to stand up to the “asininity” embodied by Palin and others. “For the last couple of years, we’ve had this wing of the party running roughshod over the rest of the party. Tossing out terms like RINO, saying we’re going to purge, you know, the moderates out of
It seems that Hillary Clinton’s hair length is getting shorter as anticipation surrounding her expected presidential candidacy continues to grow. On Tuesday she attended the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative sporting a new, shorter ‘do. The style appears to be a piece-y, layered bouffant with wispy side swept bangs and lots of volume in the back. A source tells MailOnline that Clinton had celebrity stylist John Barrett cut her hair at his Bergdorf Goodman salon on Monday, and says that Clinton ´was grinning when she left and was obviously happy with the ´do.´