I liked Krauthammer’s response on Fox last night that this is not a time for retooling ideology massively. The GOP young guns are a better bunch than the weak field we had to pick from for 2012, from Cruz to Rubio to Ayotte to Cantor. They are diverse in the right way, but social, economic defense, and fiscal conservatives. Still they have a challenge — to keep their message consistent, avoid talk of truces on the issues, learn how to speak to and represent women, especially single women, rethink the foreign-policy rhetoric that implies the next war is
As I they see it, Zippy et al have concluded that the purpose of women are only for the pleasure men. Women are pseudo sex objects where the government feeds them, houses them, provide abortions etc. to make sure they are available for the males and their "needs." (sarcasm off)
Not much different than the "Rape of Nanking" where Chinese women were made available to the Japanese soldiers. Only this time the women are willing participants. Very stupid people!
#1 My intelligent college sophmore certainly didn't vote Obama or debt. He is so engaged in political outcomes, he is pulling up his sleeves and understands he is in for the long haul.. He was dismayed and saddened by the cheering and screaming on his campus when the race was called for this Obamanation.
Sorry, Donovan. The GOP Young Guns must first overcome the entrenched Establishment. Even if they should prevail, the party elites will sit on their hands, lest they lose control of the party. Active, promising conservatives need a party wholeheartedly behind them to have a chance. That party is not the GOP.
The White House welcomed a Senate deal Wednesday to end the federal government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, saying the pact would “remove the threat of economic brinkmanship” if approved. White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama fully supported the Senate proposal, expected to receive a vote later Wednesday. It is unclear how the House will move forward on the legislation. Carney said Obama “applauds” lawmakers for “working together to forge this compromise.” He added that the president “encourages Congress to act swiftly” to pass the deal. Asked if the White House was confident that the GOP-controlled House
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has allowed an employee to go ahead with the publication of his book about the agency´s failed “Fast and Furious” gun-walking campaign. According to The Associated Press, John Dodson would be able to publish the book with a few parts redacted. Dodson initially alerted congressional investigators to the campaign, which started in 2009. The report said it is unclear if Dodson would be able to receive compensation from the book, given the governmentwide ban on receiving pay for writing related to an employee´s official duties. That decision will be left up
It was the perfect end to a bizarre day of World Cup qualifying: the United States saved Mexico. The longtime rivals rarely do anything to help the other out, but on Tuesday there was no mistaking what took place. Mexico, which has struggled throughout the Concacaf qualifying tournament, was just minutes away from losing to Costa Rica, 2-1, and failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1982. El Tri’s only hope was that the United States, which was losing to Panama at the time, would somehow rally for at least a tie. The United States
TRENTON, N.J.- New Jersey´s U.S. Senate race went to the voters Wednesday as both candidates characterized the race as a referendum on the partisan gridlock paralyzing Washington. Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan each cast a ballot early in the morning in the special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in June. The election is the first since the partial federal government shutdown began more than two weeks ago. "Whatever the outcome of this election, the nation will be watching New Jersey as a referendum on what´s going on in Washington, D.C.," Booker said
Wally Bell had been a member part of an officiating crew for the Major League Baseball playoffs last week. And there was a space for the veteran umpire as the crew for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series lined up Tuesday afternoon. But this time he wasn´t there. Bell died Monday at age 48 of an apparent heart attack in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. He was honored with a moment of silence before Tuesday´s Red Sox-Tigers game as the umpires lined up shoulder to shoulder, leaving a gap between the fifth and sixth members of the crew
U.S. equities surged on Wednesday as analysts grew more hopeful a deal to raise the debt ceiling may be in reach. Today´s Markets -As of 11:18 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 197 points, or 1.3%, to 15364, the S&P 500 advanced 22.8 points, or 1.3%, to 1721 and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 44.6 points, or 1.2%. to 3839. It´s all about politics. As has become a daily ritual on Capitol Hill, several plans emerged Tuesday to stave off a potential American default ahead of the October 17 deadline imposed by the Treasury Department. However, those plans all
Republican staffers on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have put together a list of 10 reasons why the government shutdown “isn’t all bad.” The list of items published on Tuesday focuses on furloughs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) but also cheers on veterans who forced the National World War II Memorial to reopen. The list also notes that the shutdown prompted concerns about oil production from former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The No. 1 reason, according to a blog post posted by Republicans on the committee, related to concerns that former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used a secondary email
Thousands of union workers, community activists and a smattering of politicians rallied Tuesday evening on the Near West Side to "take back Chicago" and send a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and what they dubbed his "corporate, greedy, elitist friends." At a fancy theater in the Loop, Emanuel joined a national TV news host to discuss politics and the state of the union in front of about 600 people who paid to hear him at a Chicago Ideas Week event sponsored by a private equity firm that boasts of having invested billions of dollars. The two events offered a clear
[Breaking news update, 7 p.m. ET] After a day of false starts, Republican leaders of the House of Representatives have canceled a vote on their plan to raise the federal debt ceiling and reopen the federal government, multiple sources said Tuesday night.[Original story, published at 6:45 p.m. ET] WASHINGTON- Disarray in the Republican-led House wreaked havoc Tuesday on efforts to forge a compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default this week, with GOP leaders seemingly unable to come up with any plan acceptable to their members. On a day of political drama and confusion, House
The U.S. Supreme Court will not review Maryland’s concealed-carry handgun permit law, meaning the current interpretation that requires applicants to have a “good and substantial reason” for wanting to carry a gun outside the home will stand. On Tuesday, the case of Raymond Woollard was one of dozens the court declined to take up during this term. The Baltimore County man initially filed a lawsuit challenges Maryland’s gun laws in 2010 after Maryland State Police and the state’s Handgun Permit Review Board declined to renew his handgun permit because he did not provide documents to “verify a threat beyond his
Speakers at Miriam Carey´s funeral today tried to give more insight into the person widely known as the young woman killed by police in Washington after she tried to ram her car through a White House barrier. The 34-year-old single mother was described as a generous, loving sister - one of five - who was a passionate, fun-loving cook who loved making meals for an extended family in Brooklyn. She considered her family the most important part of life, Amy Carey-Jones, one of her sisters told mourners. She also was ambitious, sharing with her sisters a plan to get a
BOSTON - The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent enforcement in an industry now operating mostly beyond its original 40-year licenses, according to a congressional study awaiting release. Nuclear Regulatory Commission figures cited in the Government Accountability Office report show that while the West has the fewest reactors, it had the most lower-level violations from 2000 to 2012 - more than 2 1/2 times the Southeast´s rate per reactor. The Southeast, with the most reactors of the NRC´s four regions, had the fewest such violations, according to the
Obamacare is imploding. But thanks to the government shutdown, everyone is talking about the implosion of the GOP instead. The shutdown drama has distracted from the fact that Obamacare’s debut is worse than many realize — and it threatens the fundamental viability of the law itself. The administration claims the Obamacare online exchanges crashed because the Web site got more than 8 million hits in the first week. Please. You know how many people visit Amazon.com every week? More than 70 million. The difference is: 1.) Amazon seldom crashes, and 2.) on Amazon, people actually buy something.
A New York Times investigative article based on two dozen interviews with industry insiders and confidential Obama Administration documents reveals that the catastrophic $500 million Obamacare rollout "has deeply embarrassed the White House" and has the technology companies involved "publicly distancing themselves" from the Obamacare fiasco. "These are not glitches. The extent of the problems is pretty enormous," an insurance executive who participated in Obamacare conference calls told the Times. "At the end of our calls, people say, ´It´s awful, just awful.´" The Times says those closest to the three-and-a-half year-long building of Obamacare, like embattled Health and Human Services
The American Indian leader spearheading the campaign to change the name of the Washington Redskins is not a legitimate member of the tribe he leads, according to a New York State Assemblywoman, but rather an Obama crony who is raking in casino money and paying back only small stipends to his tribe members. Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, who is also the CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises, is not recognized in his position by the Grand Council of Chiefs governing the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Halbritter is not a legitimate member of the Oneida tribe, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney told The Daily
“I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them,” Harry Truman once lamented. “That’s all the powers of the President amount to.” As usual, the plain-speaking Truman got it right: presidential power is the power to persuade. Too bad the current occupant of the White House has never learned this basic lesson. Barack Obama’s refusal to negotiate with the Republicans in Congress on the government shutdown is proof once again that he doesn’t understand
It was bad enough when those teabagging Republican terrorists killed the First Lady’s Twitter account. Now they’ve taken her lovely garden hostage! Reuters: In the famous White House kitchen garden, tomatoes are rotting on the vine. Herbs have gone to seed. And the sweet potatoes – a favorite of President Barack Obama – have become worm food. It’s another impact of the government shutdown, one that only the fox and the many squirrels that live on the White House grounds could love… “Due to the shutdown, garden maintenance has been reduced considerably and only being watered as needed,” a White House official confirmed, speaking
The US was scrambling to avert a potentially disastrous breach of its debt ceiling on Wednesday morning, after Republican attempts to table a deal collapsed in disarray overnight, leaving the prospects for a last-minute deal on a knife-edge. America´s divided political system now has just 24 hours to find a compromise to the budget stand-off between the White House and hardline Republicans, with the deadline to extend America´s borrowing limit falling due on Thursday. In a sign of plunging confidence in Washington on Wall Street, Fitch, a leading credit ratings agency announced that the US was now on a "negative watch"
"Do the Republican and Democratic parties do an adequate job of representing the American people, or do they do such a poor job that a third major party is required?" A record 60% of Americans now yearn for a third major party, according to Gallup. Independents, unsurprisingly, are most likely to favor a third party, but a majority of self-described Republicans say yes, too. But what do they mean by that "yes"? Obviously, they mean many different things. Some yearn for a third party representing the Michael Bloomberg center: fiscally conservative and socially liberal like the New York City mayor. But here´s
President Obama has embraced “Obamacare” as the de facto name of his signature health care initiative. But the commander-in-chief believes that if the law ends up being a wild success, the moniker will disappear. “My suspicion is what is going to happen is when it’s working and everybody is really happy with it, Republicans are going to stop calling it ‘Obamacare,’” the president said Tuesday in an interview with New York´s WABC TV station. Key parts of the law — formally known as the Affordable Care Act — went into effect at the beginning of the month, but the roll-out has been marked
Nielsen has conducted an investigation into the ratings for Megyn Kelly’s new Fox News Channel show, “The Kelly File,” following grousing by MSNBC chief Phil Griffin. The investigation has revealed that the numbers for Kelly are accurate. Last Tuesday, the day after its debut, “The Kelly File” doubled its audience, crushing “The Rachel Maddow Show,” its MSNBC competition. Griffin called for a probe, dubbing the ratings feat “impossible.” Nielsen executives declined to comment.
The Left loves to think of itself as compassionate, and — indeed — many of my more liberal friends are among the most caring people that I know. So why does the Left cling so tightly to timetables and systems that not only risk rendering legal compliance with Obamacare mandates impossible but also place many families at real risk? Today, during our daily ACLJ radio show, Jay Sekulow Live, we asked listeners to call and tell us about their experiences with the exchanges. Of course we heard stories of repeated failures and frustrations, but also truly distressing stories of families dropped
The widow of an 80-year-old man who was shot dead by police during a drug raid on their home is suing for $50 million. On the night of June 27th, Los Angeles County deputies raided the home of Eugene Mallory and Tonya Pate. Authorities claim they had probable cause to search the premises because they could smell chemicals used to make methamphetamine while standing outside the house. Police suspected Mallory of being involved in an illegal meth ring. Mallory was asleep in bed
First Lady Michelle Obama is set to make her second appearance on NBC´s weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser. Obama, who has spent much of her husband’s presidency promoting exercise and healthy eating, will be promoting her ´´Drink Up´´ campaign, which encourages Americans to drink more water, in an episode that will air in November. (The health and weight-loss benefits of the program are considered dubious.) The last time she appeared on the program was in April 2012 in order to promote her ´´Let´s Move!´´ exercise initiative: