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Republicans receive boost in Senate primaries
Washington Post, by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/20/2014 10:59:15 PM

Republicans’ hopes of winning back the Senate received a big boost in primary elections Tuesday, with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) easily winning and other candidates favored by the party establishment beating back tea party challengers. After years of intraparty turmoil that cost Republicans key races, voters this year are coalescing around the GOP’s strongest candidates ahead of November’s general election, when control of the Senate during President Obama’s final two years in office will be up for grabs. On Tuesday, the most consequential day of voting so far this year, Democrats were left disappointed. GOP Senate candidates prone to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bassman, 5/20/2014 11:31:40 PM     (No. 9855965)

Oh joy, establishment Republicans poised to win back the Senate. Can´t wait to see how that turns out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: slipstik, 5/21/2014 1:41:28 AM     (No. 9856013)

Where I live the establishment republicrats took the primary. So the guy I get to vote for as Senator has never passed up an opportunity to limit or trim the 2nd amendment. He´s just as good as the democrat that´s already in office. My democrat congressman has never been an agenda21 guy but the republicrat guy I get to vote for IS an agenda21 guy.
So all the republicrats have to do is put Jeb or Marco up there for president and I can just stay home in 14 and 16 because I will only have the opportunity to vote for democrat or democrat lite.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/21/2014 1:56:32 AM     (No. 9856016)

#2 I feel for you - there is precious little chance of my chosen candidates ever winning in this proglib dominated area - it doesn´t exactly encourage voting does it? Our TEA party does so many good things trying to educate the mush minds - this is our struggle. Heigh Ho...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/21/2014 2:18:04 AM     (No. 9856022)

Yes, watching McConnell´s smirking face as he entered the polling place today was sickening. #2, it´s okay, let the establishment smirk. It will be short-lived. God answers prayer. The conservatives rising up has only begun. At this point, it´s tough but we must fight, fight, fight. It may not "look" like we are getting anywhere but we are!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 5/21/2014 5:06:29 AM     (No. 9856054)

Yea. Three cheers for big government.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Malia2012, 5/21/2014 7:32:26 AM     (No. 9856148)

Congratulations to ALL the GOP candidates who WON their Primaries last night! While it seems, they do not meet ALL the "criteria" to be worthy of "some" voters, IMHO, they are far, far better than the democrats who are in charge now.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 5/21/2014 7:41:58 AM     (No. 9856159)

#4, I completely agree. McConnell is a disgrace. What has he done but tear the party apart? He and guys like Boehner are the problem in Washington. They play the game. We need men who refuse to keep playing a game that is bankrupting this country and turning it into the awful mess it is now. When it counts, we can´t count on these career politicians because they are all about self-preservation. They will punish any one new who actually wants to do what is right for the country. What good is someone who will fight harder against a conservative than they ever would a democrat. Washington is all about greed and corruption and that´s why these guys prosper. It is filled with the Frank Underwoods of this world.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hermoine, 5/21/2014 7:43:52 AM     (No. 9856161)

At this point, it´s real simple: we either TURN OUT our vote and vote for our primary winners enthusiastically in the general election. We have got to take the Senate and throw Harry Reid out on his crazy rear-end, and ensure that Barry is a LAME DUCK.

In Georgia, we´ve got two good choices who are going into a run-off. I will be pleased with either one of them and plan to back either one of them against the Democrat´s choice, Michelle Nunn.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: beca, 5/21/2014 7:44:26 AM     (No. 9856164)

hey #1..............repubs win the senate and dingy dirty criminal harry reid takes a back seat....that in itself is enough to make people vote to get the repubs in control...if they have a brain......as for your cynical attitude........id much rather have the repubs in charge than that bunch of misfit dims we have now......there are some good republican senators........give them a chance.....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: congar, 5/21/2014 7:46:27 AM     (No. 9856169)

Oh goody, RINOS (Democrats Light) romp. That means conservatives get to stay home again in November and watch their country go down the drain.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hermoine, 5/21/2014 7:52:11 AM     (No. 9856175)

#10 -- If conservatives stay home in November, then they are just endorsing more of the same, and it will be their fault.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: cobieone, 5/21/2014 7:55:17 AM     (No. 9856177)

Hey # 8 & 9, don´t you know... Mitch McConnell is just as bad as Harry Reid?? (sarcasm off)

I thought the primaries are for sorting out our nominees? Now, that´s not good enough for many on this forum. We better learn that a Republican with a 90% rating is better than Harry Reid, or we will lose again. Please pull your heads out of your keisters LDotters! Sheesh!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dagger, 5/21/2014 7:55:42 AM     (No. 9856178)

I´m surprised at the pessimism shown here. Do not get caught up in the Media narrative that "tea Party loses and Establishment Repubs wins".
It is a continuing effort to discourage conservatives so they will stay home in 2014. That happened in 2012 and look where we are. In truth, the Tea Party in spite of a few missteps with candidates who were not ready for prime time have moved the Republican Party to the right. You need to read the article by John Hart at "Real Clear Politics.com." Staying home is giving up. I´m not ready to give up.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: StormCnter, 5/21/2014 7:56:01 AM     (No. 9856181)

"That means conservatives get to stay home again in November..."

But, haven´t we been told conservatives didn´t stay home in 2012? Of course, most of us understand lots of people didn´t vote in 2012, whether out of pique or disgust or malaise or whatever. None of those excuses is sufficient. Why would any person simply stay home while the Democrats finish destroying the nation we love?

Vote!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 5/21/2014 8:16:05 AM     (No. 9856212)

The dems have done a good job demonizing the Tea Party. They know their audience.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: tank, 5/21/2014 8:29:47 AM     (No. 9856240)

I wish I wasn´t so cynical, and I won´t stay home in November, but I can understand some who do. To those optimists, it hasn´t been that long ago that the R´s won the Senate and immediately coughed up their power in committees, etc. because they didn´t have the guts to govern. I´ve liked McConnell in the past, but he really should know when to step down. The Senate is a fever swamp of hubris and ego as it is, and the fecklessness of the R leaders just ices the cake.

I have no hopes the Establishment R´s have the best interests of the country in mind. They have the best interests of their party, their own pocketbooks, and whoever their cronies are.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: congar, 5/21/2014 8:35:54 AM     (No. 9856254)

# 14: I always vote, but I am awfully tired of having to hold my nose and use a puke bag before I make my selection.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 5/21/2014 8:52:06 AM     (No. 9856281)

It looks like America is stuck with a single party government.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 5/21/2014 8:52:47 AM     (No. 9856286)

I´m old and thought I had two elections I could vote in. 2014 is right but after that in 2016 Bush, Rubio or Christie I´m staying home. The Republicans are hell bent to hand the election over to Hillary and crush the Tea Party.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 5/21/2014 9:18:12 AM     (No. 9856322)

Those who threaten to stay home when their person fails to win a primary are like noisy spoiled brats - always better seen and not heard from. To claim McConnell is the same as Pelosi? Intelligent commentary certainly seems in very short supply this morning.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: broken01, 5/21/2014 9:23:43 AM     (No. 9856328)

I´m with you #4. I so wanted to reach through my TV this morning and slap that stupid smirk off of Mitch(the Looney Tunes Turtle) McConnell´s face. The only saving grace about RINO eunichs like him winning their races is that we have a good chance of taking back the Senate from that Koch on the brain nut Reid. We will see how these wimps govern when that happens but past experience bears otherwise.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/21/2014 9:36:28 AM     (No. 9856344)

With billions and billions at stake, there is no way the Tea Party is going to be allowed to take over Washington and spoil the party.

Their donors have been driven into hiding by the IRS (with the tacit approval of the GOP oligarchy). The Tea Party brand has been sullied by both parties and their liberal media. They are outspent 10-1.

This will mean another "big government" Presidential candidate will emerge in 2016. After all, money is thicker than water.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: nevernaught, 5/21/2014 9:48:42 AM     (No. 9856368)

I´d like just one person in this country to prove to me that Conservatives stayed home during past elections. That seems to be the party line when they choose bad electoral candidates like McCain, Dole and Romney.

Obama beat two of those candidates because of total apathy on the part of voters to people who won´t challenge Liberal lies and misinformation. That and voter fraud combined with media disinformation will beat ineptness every time.

Most voters in this country understand that Illegal Aliens are criminal invaders. The polls prove that. The Chamber of Commerce, mostly recognized as a Republican business organization, openly supports these criminal invaders because they see cheap labor at the cost of re-employing American citizens who are out of work. Bad choice that will cause another lost election.

So what is a Conservative to do. I voted for Dole, both Bushes, McCain and Romney and look what we have in office right now. The most incompetent and anti American President this country has ever had. Tell me again why I should be happy with another incompetent Party choice.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: M Stuart, 5/21/2014 9:49:23 AM     (No. 9856372)

The nauseating part is that McConnell & Boehner now feel that they are in the driver´s seat.

It´s a dangerous time. Call your Congresscritter bosses.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 5/21/2014 10:22:06 AM     (No. 9856421)

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Reply 26 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 5/21/2014 10:23:36 AM     (No. 9856426)

The only thing this 2014 election does is give the republicans a chance to oust Reid and block ultra left nominations including judges and perhaps a Supreme Court judge. That is reason enough for me to vote. Even if all Tea Party candidates had won primaries and went on to win in November, there would be no chance for a conservative agenda to be passed with Obama president and less then 2/3 majority needed for veto overrides. My advice is elect any republican in this election and gear up for 2016 to push for a tea party candidate for president.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 5/21/2014 10:46:08 AM     (No. 9856468)

As an American citizen, I believe my vote is one of the most precious things I possess in my life. “Staying Home” is to be an overtired, cranky, petulant child. I find it astonishing that so-called adults, disgruntled for one reason or another, not getting their way in particular, consider “Staying Home” an option.

“Half a loaf is better than none” is a truism, not just a time-worn cliché. (my grandmother’s old-country meatloaf was the exception but that’s not important right now)

For cryin’ out loud, don’t be the unhappy squanderer! Vote!


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Reply 28 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 5/21/2014 11:26:57 AM     (No. 9856553)

Not all GOP senate candidates are RINOs. Arkyland has a solid conservative running. And if he wins, that is one less hard core fascist (Pryor) in the senate. A RINO would be a huge improvement over Pryor.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Susannah, 5/21/2014 11:34:27 AM     (No. 9856560)

I´ll pose the same question the estimable Dr. Ben Carson did in his Washington Times column today: Why would you vote against a candidate who´s 90% with you so a candidate who´s 100% against you can win?



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Reply 30 - Posted by: tisHimself, 5/21/2014 12:21:20 PM     (No. 9856642)

And yet the visceral, reflexive contempt for Palin, or Cruz, or Santorum, or Gingrich, doesn´t go away. Since the liberal establishment has made clear once again that the traditional and consistent conservative view of limited government is of no merit, that those who articulate such either as leaders or dissenters are to be discredited, that question has again been answered. The establishment does prefer the company of the liberal beltway ruling class as long as the trough stays full to those ugly, bitter clingers--- with whom they agree 90% of the time [ wink wink nudge nudge]. That attitude is demonstrated and reinforced here on a daily basis. At least be honest about it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Axeman, 5/21/2014 1:10:15 PM     (No. 9856712)

If your ship is sailing badly and you need a better crew would you invite a bunch of lazy pirates to help you. They may be able to but then what? RINOs are only useful while you hold a sword over them. The TEA Party is a good sword for now but it helps to have a backup pistol. Just because the pubbies get power doesn´t mean they are going to do anything right or good. History shows us the opposite, in fact.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: peterfleming, 5/21/2014 1:22:22 PM     (No. 9856729)

The jarring realization this is almost science fiction
the McConnels and Boehner RINOS would prefer talking to fellow communist demoRats, rather than talk to young Republicans like Ted Cruz and Trey Goudy.

The RINO is content as Rubio did with commie Schumer,
and is not out promoting the truth.

The real traitors are the old time RINOS and the new soft
coated Tea Party turncoats like Rubio and, sorry, even Rand Paul, who is starting to fall apart at the seams.

Rand needs to go back and study the uncompromising words, volumes of good words, of his father, RON PAUL.

Rand, Rubio, all those inconsistent ones are taking big bribes and acting in very confusing ways. It´s sickening.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: jglas, 5/21/2014 1:25:23 PM     (No. 9856734)

So we can count on the moderate Republicans winning back the Senate followed by an intense effort to mend Obamacare not end Obamacare with lots of reaching across the aisle and working with the president. And they´ll succeed, obamacare will get locked in after which, of course, taxes will need to be raised or money borrowed. Next they will give amnesty to the poor abused innocent illegal aliens providing the young ones with tuition to get a college degree and plenty of welfare for the other disadvantaged illegals after which, of course, taxes will need to be raised or money borrowed. Then they can really get down to work saving the planet from global warming by destroying the fossil fuel industries and building lots of wind and solar plants after which, of course, taxes will need to be raised or money borrowed, including perhaps a carbon tax. Then the moderate Republicans will puff out their chests in pride at having provided medical care for all, education to innocent victims who had wandered across the border and for having saved the planet from global warming. After which, of course, taxes will need to be raised or money borrowed.

And so the moderate Republicans will have saved Obama´s presidency and as a reward a Republican will get elected president in 2016, just in time to take the blame for the bankruptcy of the US.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: dman, 5/21/2014 1:33:07 PM     (No. 9856740)

The bad news: the Establishment wing remains in firm control of the GOP.

The good news: more conservatives are becoming aware of the futility of attempting to reform the GOP from within.

New party.

Don´t stay home: vote for a true conservative on the ballot - whether a Republican or a third party candidate. Vote. Don´t be a "questionable" statistic as to whether you stayed home or not. But do not cast your vote for a progressive of either "big tent" party.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lana720, 5/21/2014 1:43:28 PM     (No. 9856752)

Moderation will not save our Republic - PERIOD!


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In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of thousands of

Mrs. Obama Declares
War on Chick-fil-A

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Townhall, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 12:55:08 PM     Post Reply
The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed

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Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
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Rolling Stone, by Kristen Gwynne    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 7/15/2014 11:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that


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