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GOP Strategist: Tea Party Feels
Like ‘American Idol, Season 13´

Mediaite, by Evan McMurry

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 6/25/2014 12:07:55 PM

After tea party candidates suffered defeats in Tuesday’s primaries — including in the Oklahoma Senate primary, where multiple marquee tea party names like Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin stumped for a candidate who lost decisively — former John McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt told a Morning Joe panel that “the tide is coming out” on the tea party and outside groups’ influence over GOP nominations. “Some of these outside groups — I don’t know if they’re vanity plays that they’re doing, when they go in there for McDaniel, go in for Oklahoma,” MSNBC political analyst Chuck Todd said. “You look

      


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Bill Lays On Charm In Attempt To
Clarify Hillary’s ‘Dead Broke’ Comments,
Ends Up Digging A Deeper Hole
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Posted By: JoniTx- 6/25/2014 2:19:41 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Hillary Clinton’s book tour has not gone as well as she hoped – her interviews filled with gaffe after gaffe – so she brought in a little help from a man who has a bit more experience with laying on the charm: the Bubba himself. As if there’s no turning back now, the Clintons are only leaning into the “dead broke” statement even more. Speaking with NBC News’ David Gregory before the Clinton Global Initiative, the former president asserted that the family was “several million dollars in debt” following the impeachment scandal. He says they had no idea they

   

 

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Once upon a time in America:
First color postcards of the
´New World´ showcase life in the
U.S. more than 120 years ago
Daily Mail (UK), by David McCormack & Sarah Gordon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/25/2014 1:39:13 PM     Post Reply
These postcards are the first color photographs taken of the New World, capturing the majesty of the American landscape, from buzzing city scenes to the dramatic vista of the Grand Canyon. Dating back to the late 19th century and early 20th century – and now compiled in a book entitled An American Odyssey – they show the people and places of the New World, documenting Native Americans, African Americans, immigrants, cowboys and gold rushers. The photographs were taken between 1888 and 1924 and were made into postcards celebrating cities, landscapes and everyday life across the country.

From Syria to Iraq, Kenya to
Malaysia: How new era of Islamic
fundamentalism is spreading fear
and chaos around the world
Daily Mail (UK), by Simon Tomlinson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/25/2014 1:26:35 PM     Post Reply
From a beheading in Iraq to the hard-line repression of religious freedoms in Sudan, a string of extremist acts in recent weeks have raised the worrying spectre of a new era of Islamic fundamentalism spreading across the world. Over the last month, the world´s media has been awash with gruesome images of barbarism - pulled into sharp focus in recent days with the barrage of horrific videos and hate-filled messages pouring onto the internet from Sunni militants in Iraq. But it is far from restricted to that country alone. In just the last few days: Footage has emerged showing armed

Facing Tough Odds, GOP Had
A Good Night In Colorado
The Federalist, by David Harsanyi    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/25/2014 1:21:48 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday night, former congressman Bob Beauprez beat a slate of Republicans including, most notably, former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo. Mitt Romney and other hated/beloved GOP establishment types had endorsed Beauprez, who was clearly the most electable candidate available to face John Hickenlooper. More importantly, the state GOP did not want Tancredo’s tedious one-note campaign dragging down its entire ticket. Still, this wasn’t — though you may hear differently — another Tea Party v. Old Guard match up. What was different in Colorado? Where it mattered, the establishment choice was as conservative on issues as any other candidate running. Actually,

GOP Strategist: Tea Party Feels
Like ‘American Idol, Season 13´
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/25/2014 12:07:55 PM     Post Reply
After tea party candidates suffered defeats in Tuesday’s primaries — including in the Oklahoma Senate primary, where multiple marquee tea party names like Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin stumped for a candidate who lost decisively — former John McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt told a Morning Joe panel that “the tide is coming out” on the tea party and outside groups’ influence over GOP nominations. “Some of these outside groups — I don’t know if they’re vanity plays that they’re doing, when they go in there for McDaniel, go in for Oklahoma,” MSNBC political analyst Chuck Todd said. “You look

Have police departments gone
too far with SWAT units?
Los Angeles Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/25/2014 10:40:38 AM     Post Reply
At the end of the 1960s, the Los Angeles Police Department decided it needed a better way to handle situations, such as confrontations with barricaded gunmen or hostage takers, that presented a high risk of deadly violence. So it created Special Weapons and Tactics units, known thereafter as SWAT. In the decades since, these units have spread nationwide, contributing to a startling militarization of local police agencies. The American Civil Liberties Union now raises troubling questions about the blurred lines that come with arming and training domestic law enforcement officers as though they are an extension of the U.S. military.

   

 

  


 
Conservative Groups Angry After Thad
Cochran Wins With Help From Democrats
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/25/2014 10:31:55 AM     Post Reply
National conservative groups are angry after incumbent Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran pulled off a victory in the state’s GOP run-off — likely because of his campaign’s outreach to Democratic voters. “It’s disgraceful that self-described GOP leaders like Mitch McConnell, John McCain, the Chamber of Commerce and the NRSC would champion a campaign platform of pork barrel spending and insider deal-making, while recruiting Democrats to show up at the polls,” Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks said after the results came in. Tuesday’s closely-watched run-off came after conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel edged Cochran in votes in the initial election earlier this month.



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Posted By: StormCnter- 6/25/2014 5:07:23 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/25/2014 4:45:47 AM     Post Reply
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