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Jonah Goldberg To Fox Panel:
Republicans Are In A Shocking
Amount Of Disarray

Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell

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Posted By:Drive, 11/27/2012 7:13:30 AM

Appearing on Special Report this evening, conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg had a pretty harsh assessment of the Republican Party at this current moment. “The Republicans are in a shocking amount of disarray right now,” Goldberg told host Bret Baier. “I think the House Republicans are slightly more disciplined, which is why you’re not hearing a lot of House Republicans out there talking.” He took a swipe at congressmen like Rep. Peter King (R-NY) who “wasn’t part of the [fiscal cliff] conversation” talking about the party’s potential tax plans despite not holding much actual weight in the actual negotiations.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/27/2012 7:18:53 AM     (No. 9035481)

Well duh

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noproblems, 11/27/2012 7:24:29 AM     (No. 9035487)

thanks for the laugh #1

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gator, 11/27/2012 7:50:57 AM     (No. 9035519)

Anyone who´s been waiting around for the GOP or elections to fix the sad and declining state of America, are as stupid as an Obama voter. We get the country our forefathers died for back by being willing to do the same, and time and hope are fleeting.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/27/2012 7:55:45 AM     (No. 9035527)

They´re politicians...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 11/27/2012 7:57:36 AM     (No. 9035529)

Remember when the party nominee was considered the defacto party leader until the next convention? Not that I want to hear any more from him, but the silence from Mitt is deafening.

The GOP is broken beyond repair. What is their goal and strategy going forward? This "house divided" needs to fall. We need a new party with some purpose and some cajones.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: altoona, 11/27/2012 8:08:29 AM     (No. 9035547)

Jonah nails it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/27/2012 8:19:42 AM     (No. 9035575)

But wait, Jonah! Elsewhere this morning, we read that the GOP is tossing the name of Jeb Bush against the wall to see if it sticks.
.... I find that to be a little much.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JLoophole, 11/27/2012 8:38:24 AM     (No. 9035610)

Right now the Republican Party reminds me of those little churches all over the map, each consisting of a group of people who fought over a jot or tittle and splintered away in righteous indignation, started their own First Church of the Jot, and then splintered again when the Tittles got offended....and on and on.

What do we agree on? What do we want to achieve? What top 5 issues should be paramount? What will make or break America?

I believe that without a business-friendly country, an easier tax code, freedom to explore for our own oil, an expectation of personal responsibility from all Americans, and politicians who get the same health care and pensions as any other public SERVANT, nothing else is going to be achieved.
And maybe that´s why we´re fractured. Who except the average non-politician Republican would want that?


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Melody, 11/27/2012 8:42:42 AM     (No. 9035621)

It´s always a nice surprise to see Jonah on that panel. He should have had Charles´ seat.

I would love to see a new conservative party. They needn´t bother, though, if it´s just the old one reheated. It needs to be one that has room for God at the top.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Gretchen, 11/27/2012 8:43:42 AM     (No. 9035622)

Sadly the Republican Party has become a joke.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 11/27/2012 9:09:59 AM     (No. 9035667)

When I attended our caucus this year, I made the comment that the GOP was in trouble. People snickered and laughed at me. It sucks to be right because it shows how clueless the members of the party really are. They are at home licking their wounds. Me? I am done with the GOP. It is gutless and leaderless. Bush? Really?? Stupid is as stupid does.

I am preparing my family to survive the coming collapse of the Dollar, and the takeover of the socialist statists.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lust For Justice, 11/27/2012 9:10:36 AM     (No. 9035669)

I concur with reply #9. Jonah is like a breath of fresh air, and SHOULD have had Charles´ seat. Of a truth though, the vast majority of "pubbies" I wouldn´t give a plug nickle for. Maybe they can stick their finger in the air wet and figure out what to do......

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/27/2012 9:13:12 AM     (No. 9035675)

The GOP is stomping down the path laid out by its predecessor, the Whig Party. A new, vigorous, principled party cannot be formed until the GOP "leadership" has finished retracting into a small, exclusive, increasingly ineffective "me too" clique -- at process begun in 1932 and only briefly interrupted during 1981 - 1988. They apparently believe that country needs another Democrat party, only one that´s a lot smoother and sleeker, and wants to be a little less brutal in guiding the country into socialism.

Jonah is too kind. "Disarray" hardly describes the havoc and disillusionment being wrought by this gaggle of placemen, cowards, appeasers and grandees devoid of any political principle except that of saving their own careers at any cost.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: montanabound, 11/27/2012 9:16:50 AM     (No. 9035686)

Well said, #13.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/27/2012 9:17:28 AM     (No. 9035687)

Republicans are in disarray only until they figure out which stuff THEY want to give away.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rubinski, 11/27/2012 9:21:27 AM     (No. 9035696)

What preparations are you making, #11?

I agree, bad times are coming.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lillehuset, 11/27/2012 9:26:02 AM     (No. 9035707)

I saw Jonah on Fox yesterday......I agree he made some important points however I have seen him go negative on Republicans before and it bothers me ......and Jonah forget the comb over it looks silly.........

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Reply 18 - Posted by: artman1746, 11/27/2012 9:39:57 AM     (No. 9035731)

Republicans will continually lose in both politics and world conflict. It seems they never will accept that to go into battle they must get down on the level of the opposition. In politics they stand by and watch themselves vilified, lied about, personally insulted and slapped around even from the House and Senate floors. Then they claim they must be cordial and respectful to those who do it even as they see such vitriol win elections.

It is frustrating to see the hardball tactics used successfully by liberals be rejected by the conservatives as an unfair way to fight even as they go down in flames come election time.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bob913, 11/27/2012 9:39:58 AM     (No. 9035733)

The rinos are taking advantage. I have never read so many negative whoa is me articles before. The republicans did alright in this and in 2010 elections.

Get rid of the rinos who are promoting - get this Jeb Bush as the next nominee!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Judith, 11/27/2012 9:43:28 AM     (No. 9035743)

This is what happens when you have no core. The dems have a core...rape and pillage.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/27/2012 9:55:29 AM     (No. 9035771)

Well said #13, 19 and 21.

The Republican Party is trying to do the Sally Fields thing of they like me, they really like me by trying to be compassionate conservatices. Who is going to vote for a party that will only give you some free stuff when the other party will give you all free stuff? And in the meantime, those of us who make the free stuff possible are attacked by our own party.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: aposematic, 11/27/2012 9:59:58 AM     (No. 9035778)

The GOP is allowed to exist simply because the D´s must have an ogre to beat up on to hide the D´s constant Policy failures.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JAN, 11/27/2012 10:05:40 AM     (No. 9035793)

Jonah spending too much time inside the beltway???

Thanks for nothing, dear.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 11/27/2012 10:11:36 AM     (No. 9035808)

#17
´´What preparations are you making, #11?

I agree, bad times are coming.´´

I´d LOVE to know also how to prepare for it. I left my homeland many years ago to get AWAY from the mess we are about to face here but I can´t think of a country to escape to at this point. Give us some clues.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: coldborezero, 11/27/2012 10:15:53 AM     (No. 9035817)

I firmly believe the National Socialist Democrats are in the service of evil and the Republicans try to be in the service of good.

The difference is that the National Socialist Democrats pursue there evil goals with the relentless intensity of a rabid dog.

The Republicans just "reach across the aisle".

Perpetual losers.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: coldborezero, 11/27/2012 10:18:23 AM     (No. 9035818)

"their" evil goals.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/27/2012 10:20:42 AM     (No. 9035825)

As a lifelong conservative, I have given up on ever getting any true representation. I would settle for a Republican party that had PRINCIPLES and would stick with them.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/27/2012 10:27:42 AM     (No. 9035841)

Jonah of course is 100% correct

Now here´s the $64,000 Question ... why?

Following four years of Democrats being as Communist as can be, the Republicans had the best chance they´ll ever have to gut the Dems like festering fish. Instead they floundered and fell on their pikes like callow fools.

Why?

I submit to you the Democrats recognized the first rule of winning a war is to Put Your Mind Into The Mind Of The Enemy

The Dems have won. The Republicans are now as much Dem as the Dems are.

Game over.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/27/2012 10:42:29 AM     (No. 9035873)

They´re ringers who only pretend to oppose the democrats, so voters will at least have the illusion of an opposition party.

Been watching them for half a century or so and this is the only theory that makes all the pieces fit...

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/27/2012 10:48:13 AM     (No. 9035881)

Without a doubt the Democrats are the Traitor Party, the Racist Party, the Appeasing Party, the Infanticide Party, the anti-Constitution Party and every other pejorative you care to name.

The Republicans, at least in their current composition, will always and forever be the Stupid Party.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tomishere, 11/27/2012 10:51:42 AM     (No. 9035888)

I think it´s unreasonable to expect politicians to always act on principal, it goes against human nature. We have traitors to the cause in our own ranks,these who stayed home rather then vote for Romney. We mock democrats as stupid, but at least they go out and vote, there smart enough for that. I believe the it was the intellectually and emotionally challenged people in our own party that gave the election to Obama.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Lindatrippismyhero, 11/27/2012 10:57:41 AM     (No. 9035900)

I cast my last vote for the Republicrats this month. Whether they are a D or a R, politicians are self-serving, power-hungry and opportunistic. Meanwhile, the propagandist media has fooled us into thinking there is a binary choice during the elections. It´s all a cynical, divisive power game and I won´t vote for either side anymore.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: cadillaqjaq, 11/27/2012 11:07:54 AM     (No. 9035927)

Jonah is ´´spot on´´ regarding the fact that Republican Senators have nothing to do with any so-called bipartisan deliberations on the ´´Fiscal Cliff´´ crisis; it´s the responsibility of the Republicans who control the House of Representatives and President Obama.

The only voices I´ve heard thus far are Speaker Boehner, Obama and too many Senators of both parties who feel the apparent need to been visible.

To them I respectfully suggest; go sit quietly and await your turn. You are doing nothing but adding more confusion to an already perplexing situation.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/27/2012 11:08:53 AM     (No. 9035928)

Republicans should take a break, regroup and above all shut up-- until they have their act together. This is not the time for a public circular firing squad of criticism. Of course Republicans are in disarray. After the election of 2010, weren´t the Democrats in disarray?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/27/2012 11:12:15 AM     (No. 9035935)

I have an even more basic observation: are the Republicans even a real party any more? To be a real party they need to have a real platform. Exactly what is that platform? What are the core principles around which they will coalesce? And who is the party´s "charismatic leader," the one who stands before the country as the champion of those principles?

Answer: nobody. They all waffle, waver, and weasel what they believe and what they will espouse. None of them will champion the core principles that our founders risked their lives for. They all are scrambling to "move to the middle" (which now is very left of center).

Ergo, there is no "party."

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Reply 36 - Posted by: berlin, 11/27/2012 11:56:50 AM     (No. 9036032)

Jonah, you stated the obvious quite well, thanks – tell me something I don’t know.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 11/27/2012 11:57:21 AM     (No. 9036035)

You have to give the b%%$%^&*^% credit - they are united in their treachery. No one circles the wagons than democraps- period. The party of the weak has been assimilated into the demoscum/Borg collective. I have been looking for options as well, and have come up empty - which doubles down on my frustration. Fine tuning the "me to - me to" repub org. is akin reorganizing the deck chair on the Titanic....


I can´t ever remember feeling this bad for soooo long now...

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Reply 38 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/27/2012 12:14:55 PM     (No. 9036068)

Military interventionism turns off a lot of people who really want smaller government. Rick Santorum´s Sunday School preaching turns off a lot of people. GOP politicians are incapable of handling the pro-life movement. Politicians need to be kept out of it, they do more harm than good. Politics won´t win the culture wars. If only the GOP could have stuck to simple principles: cut taxes, stop spending, stop borrowing, shrink government. On top of that they failed to stand up against the constant smears from the left about the "evil rich racist white male". Forget "the country", forget politics. Concentrate on saving our own.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 11/27/2012 12:34:39 PM     (No. 9036098)

In 2016 the Dems will find another minority to run as Pres. Can´t lose, they have it figured out now.
The Republican party can go to the bottom of the ocean feed on whale excrement as far as I am concerned.

The Dems get control and they put a bulldog in as majority leader(Reid/Pelosi)...the smarmy repubs put in Trent Lott and Mitch Mconnell with John Boehner.

What a complete joke you moderate scum Republican leaders.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/27/2012 12:39:48 PM     (No. 9036109)


´Getting rid of Rino´s" is the opposite of understanding the problem. The party needs to work at expanding its base instead of indulging in ankle biting. The Rino suggestion reminds me of "ten miles up the Big Muddy and the Big Fool says to move on."

We have a two party system; after all of the sound and fury of the primaries, it is us against them, and if you don´t go vote for the person on the ticket who most nearly represents your views - even if he isn´t the perfect (Rino) candidate)- the other side wins.

Don´t make me have to say this again.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 11/27/2012 12:41:41 PM     (No. 9036115)

# 8 has a great analysis.
The Republican Party is comprised of many splintered
groups , each one offended and angry and accusing the other factions.
The reality is that no single faction can survive on it´s own.
The issues highlighted by # 8 should be the unifying factor for all groups.
Until a single leader appears who can unify the factions into a Big Tent , with every faction having
to give a little to get a lot , the party will remain in disarray and be easy pickings for 2014.
Some of the Republicans publicly talking about the fiscal cliff are being purposefully misquoted or half quoted by the media specifically to foment dissent.
And it´s working perfectly.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: EagleJim, 11/27/2012 1:21:19 PM     (No. 9036214)

Here´s what I view as conservative core principles:
1. Small gov´t
2. Small taxes
3. Small gov´t intrusion into people´s lives
4. The superiority of the individual over the collective

These principles cannot and shouldn´t be compromised. Everything else, all other issues, e.g., abortion, illegal immigration, etc., are not sacred cows. They can be worked into being used to our advantage.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: WIBadger, 11/27/2012 1:31:38 PM     (No. 9036225)

There´s a reason we call them the Stupid Party.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: absalom, 11/27/2012 1:48:22 PM     (No. 9036245)

#13, Eheu is on the mark but the problem began in 1912 not 1932. TR observed that ´The R Party does not belong to the Corporations; it is the Party of Lincoln and plain people...´. TR, a political visionary like Disraeli, grasped that post Civil War wealth creation, was empowering the middle class so he envisioned Labor as a natural R constituency. But his loss to Taft labled the GOP as the party of Big Business. Then when FDR gave Labor a big seat at the D table, the fate of the GOP was sealed. The nation will survive but the R carcass will not. No tears as its fossilized establishment has long outlived any useful function.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: belwhatter, 11/27/2012 3:35:17 PM     (No. 9036430)

The high percentage of disatisfied ad disillusioned voters commenting on this thread are finally venting en masse how useless the two parties are, especially the one called republican. How very disappointing that all the things that are being so eagerly espoused by this goverment and its impostor in charge are what I hoped to leave behind when I immigrated legally iover forty years ago. Pravda seems to have a good handle on what´s amiss in the once great USA and I would suggest we might even consider a dacha on the Black Sea as some where to find refuge.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 11/27/2012 3:52:17 PM     (No. 9036455)



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Reply 47 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 11/27/2012 4:09:03 PM     (No. 9036473)

Wow! Where did all these bed-wetters come from? Move-on? This is a conservative website, not a Republican site. Having said that, all this sobbing and carrying on in, well, unmanly. The Republicans didn´t get blown out. Do you not remember 2010? That was a blow-out. This election was relatively close. The candidate wasn´t a true blue conservative, but the issues he ran on were pretty damn close to all the policies stated here. We conservatives lost because we didn´t get the vote out against Obama. Simple as that. Too many thumb-suckers stayed at home. So, now we have four more years of Marxist goings on in the White House. So, we damn well need to support the horses we have. We have lots of good conservatives in the house and the senate. Support them. Give them some encouragement. Support some new conservative candidates. Get off your butt. Good grief man, lace up your boots and pick up your rifle and go our to face the enemy.
The Great Shiphandler

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Reply 48 - Posted by: ocjim, 11/27/2012 9:31:02 PM     (No. 9036788)

And the clever bad guys continue to pound the dumb, and now disarrayed guys...
America, increasingly the home of the Red, White and buy a clue.

Obama´s same old game is to take no position, but wait until the Republicans take a position, and then chip away. The Republicans continue to fall for this game playing over and over, like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football. If I were Boehner, I´d call a Full Stop, and call Obama on his game and demand to see his opening position. And even if the Republicans think they´ve got a good deal, it will still be same-o same-o... Tax increases will go into effect immediately and the cuts the Dems agreed to will vaporize. Twas ever thus, even in the days of Reagan and Tip O´Neill. ´Bout time for a Republican with stones to stop this non-sense... [crickets chirping...]

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Reply 49 - Posted by: noddy, 11/27/2012 11:15:54 PM     (No. 9036907)

#11, 17, 26. Me too. Must be a place with excellent affordable health care. For me, I need warmth as the cold makes my wounds from surgery ache. A place that is affordable, a place we would be welcomed. A place that has good water and healthy food. Access to places in the world where your money will be secure. And, not necessary for my well-being, but necessary for a good and safe community - a place where the people are moral and religious. Look to South and Central America. Seriously, check it out. I have for the last two years. Another surgery under Medicare and I should be out of here before summer. Good luck. I feel I have done my part, I have not been shy when others needed help. This government will not turn around in my lifetime. And just in case, I want to find a place where my children can follow. It´s not a case of running; it´s a case of looking for a decent future.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/28/2012 9:03:32 PM     (No. 9038498)

Blah, blah, blah! How many people who did not want Obama to win failed to go vote for Romney, who was the major party candidate opposing him? If that failure describes you, have yourself committed to an institution.

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Fortune-"I had a very bad month in January and February. I had a fall in San Francisco. I fell on my head," says Rupert Murdoch in an exclusive interview with Fortune Magazine that covers the gamut of the media titan´s latest challenges. In the Q&A, released today and featured in Fortune´s April 28 issue, Murdoch talks about splitting his global media conglomerate into two public companies, struggling to repair frayed relationships with his grown children, luring eldest son Lachlan back into the business, and enduring a high-profile divorce from Wendi Deng, after a 14-year marriage. And even as he´s coped

Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers
for their parents’ decades-old debts
Washington Post, by Marc Fisher    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/11/2014 8:18:40 AM     Post Reply
few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt. When Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.Now, Social Security

Short on accomplishments, Hillary leans
on Bill and Barack to sell candidacy
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/11/2014 8:15:53 AM     Post Reply
Last week Hillary Clinton gave what appeared at first to be a rambling and unfocused answer when asked to name the proudest achievement of her four years as Secretary of State. The short version is, she doesn´t have one. But Clinton´s words make a lot more sense when seen not as a non-answer to a specific question but as an effort to lay the foundation and establish a theme for a presidential campaign. The occasion was her appearance on a panel discussion at the "Women in the World" meeting in Manhattan. It was pretty easy going; the moderator, New York

Budget Chief Is Obama’s Choice
as New Health Secretary
New York Times, by Michael D. Shear    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/11/2014 8:13:19 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Even when Sylvia Mathews Burwell was in her early 30s, friends speculated that she might return to her native Hinton, W.Va., and run for governor someday. After all, she had been a Rhodes scholar, and her mother — who later became mayor of Hinton, population 2,600 — had driven her daughter’s interest in politics. So far that has not happened, but plenty of other things under two presidents have. On Friday, President Obama is to nominate Ms. Burwell, currently director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, to take over one of the largest and most unwieldy

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman
Entertainment Magazine, by James Hibbard    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/10/2014 12:10:39 PM     Post Reply
Official: Stephen Colbert is the new host of CBS’ Late Show. Release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for 21 years, announced his retirement on his April 3 broadcast. Colbert’s

Some upset with upcoming change to
messages on Facebook mobile app
Los Angeles Times, by Salvador Rodriguez    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/10/2014 11:38:42 AM     Post Reply
Facebook began notifying users of its mobile app Wednesday that it will soon disable the app´s messaging feature. The Menlo Park, Calif., tech giant is instructing users to download the Facebook Messenger app -- a distinct entity from its main app -- if they wish to continue messaging friends from their smartphones. The Facebook Messenger app has been available for a number of years, and users who have both apps installed already can only message others through the separate app. But soon, all users will be forced to download the second app if they want to be able to message friends. VIDEO: Unboxing

NY health boss resigning after agency
failed to inspect abortion clinics
New York Post, by Pat Bailey and Carl Campanile    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/10/2014 7:37:01 AM     Post Reply
State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah is stepping down amid criticism over his agency’s failure to conduct regular inspections of abortion clinics and for delays in releasing a long-awaited fracking study. Word of Shah’s resignation late Wednesday came as the Health Department announced it was scrambling to inspect 25 abortion clinics ”within the coming days” — after The Post reported that it hadn’t visited many of them in more than a decade. The abortion clinic controversy also became a political hot potato for Gov. Cuomo when GOP gubernatorial



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Meet the Clinton shoe-thrower
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NBC Universal, by Emma Margolin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/12/2014 5:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Who throws a shoe? Honestly! That would be 36-year-old Alison Ernst of Phoenix, Arizona, who was charged Thursday night with disorderly conduct by the Las Vegas Police Department after allegedly throwing a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News, who spoke with a Secret Service official, the U.S. Attorney’s office has declined federal prosecution. Ernst was wearing shoes on Thursday night when she attended a speech Clinton was giving in Las Vegas, but apparently brought an extra one specifically to throw at the former secretary of state. The official said the incident appeared to be “premeditated.”

Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government,
and the Nevada Water Tipping Point

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American Thinker, by Monica Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:29:42 AM     Post Reply
Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family. There are no signs of either side relinquishing their position. Many onlookers have been informed that this dispute is over protecting the desert tortoise. But it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the reality of the dispute goes far underneath what is being talked about. The more appropriate source of the dispute is ground water as well as surface water -- this is a war over water. Cliven Bundy and his

The five extra words that can
fix the Second Amendment

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Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins
´Range War´ With Feds

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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/12/2014 3:33:27 PM     Post Reply
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
Pipeline a Cancer Risk

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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 6:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

Sunk: Climate change threatens to
flood world´s largest Navy base
warns Gov. Terry McAuliffe

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world´s largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., McAuliffe embraced climate change, blamed humans for causing it, and said action is needed now to protect Virginia´s coast from rising ocean levels that will result from global warming. “The first big decision of course is to accept that climate change is real,” he told the group. “I happen to believe in

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote

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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim´s
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ABC News, by Lee Ferran    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 6:08:03 PM     Post Reply
As President Obama spoke of old "wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could explain face-to-face how he believes the government has mistreated and disrespected the victims of that attack. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan’s admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Obama decries ‘bogus’
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
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President Obama labeled complaints about voter fraud “bogus” and accused Republicans of cynically trying to prevent Americans from accessing the polls in a fiery speech Friday at a civil rights forum hosted by Al Sharpton. Obama argued that attempts in some states to impose new voter identification restrictions were actually efforts by Republicans to make “it harder, not easier to vote.” And the president said that while voter fraud should be prevented, it rarely occurred. “So let´s be clear, the real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud,” Obama said. Obama

Victory for Nevada´s last rancher!
Federal government backs down and
says it will NOT try to seize cattle from
cowboy at the centre of armed showdown

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/12/2014 2:34:02 PM     Post Reply
The last rancher in southern Nevada has won his battle to graze cows on public land after a week-long stand off with federal agents. The Bureau of Land Management today said it would stop trying to seize the cattle of Cliven Bundy after armed militia members today continuing to gather in Nevada in a confrontation with federal agents. BLM Director Neil Kornze said: ´Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of

Obama Begins to Say Good-Bye
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National Journal, by James Oliphant    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:20:56 AM     Post Reply
Because you can find anything on the Web, you can easily search and pull up a running clock that tells you just how long, to the second, Barack Obama has been president. It moves in real time. It only feels like it´s speeding up. Constrained by crises over which he has little power to impact events, hemmed in by a divided Congress more interested in scoring points with voters than in legislating, and watching as his potential successor assumes more and more of the political spotlight, Obama may be receding into history more quickly than either he or his aides ever anticipated. It was impossible to listen to the president's speech Thursday


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