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Reports: Conservative-Bashers Steve Schmidt,
Henry Barbour Advising Rick Perry

Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 8/27/2014 6:44:03 AM

Texas Governor Rick Perry has reportedly aligned himself with two of the most infamous Republican establishment operatives known for trashing conservatives. Perry is working with Henry Barbour, whom conservatives want the Republican National Committee to censure for his group´s smearing of conservatives in the Mississippi Senate runoff, and Steve Schmidt, who has elevated his profile by maligning conservatives, especially former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Politico´s Maggie Haberman reported on Tuesday that Schmidt, the infamous hack from Sen. John McCain´s 2008 presidential campaign whose gamble to go "all-in" and suspend the campaign during the financial crisis turned up snake eyes, "has

Can not fix stupid. The Republican party has left me.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/27/2014 6:46:42 AM     (No. 9982806)

Ah, but OP...haven´t you been telling us how happy you are to be voting Democrat?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/27/2014 6:52:14 AM     (No. 9982813)

Not happy, I can read history thus will not repeat my mistakes, unlike the Kool-Aid drinkers here. Vote for corruption, then explain why your choice is in the best interest of the nation. I wish to purge the R party, you wish to "go along to get along" because the masters have brainwashed you into thinking they are the lesser of two evils. Evil is still evil.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LtE126, 8/27/2014 7:00:34 AM     (No. 9982820)

Unfortunate. I was really starting to like this candidate

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 8/27/2014 7:01:54 AM     (No. 9982822)

Rick Perry is hiring the guy who was the architect of the failed McCain campaign? Schmidt and Nicole Wallace spent more time stabbing Palin in the back *in October 08* than they did trying to beat Obama.

Sorry, Rick, no way am I voting for you now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/27/2014 7:03:26 AM     (No. 9982824)

The establishment really doesn´t embrace Perry as the candidate but doing stupid things like this shows a republicans ability to blow their own feet off.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FunOne, 8/27/2014 7:06:22 AM     (No. 9982827)

My mother always told me:
"You are judged by the company you keep".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/27/2014 7:15:26 AM     (No. 9982832)

Governor Perry obviously does not hold the same animus toward Schmidt as Palin fans do. As another poster pointed out yesterday, I´m pretty sure Perry remembers Palin´s ugly attacks on him during the short 2012 campaign, so whatever Schmidt might think of Palin wouldn´t be a detriment to hiring him for PR skills.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judy W., 8/27/2014 7:41:06 AM     (No. 9982845)

Thanks for posting. Perhaps this should be a must-read in case I was only one of many who was leaning toward supporting Perry. It´s not just the people themselves, but the stupidity behind hiring them. Any Republican candidate who repeats the McCain and Romney mistake of alienating conservatives in his attempt to woo independents is just another loser from the start. They fail to see what Reagan did -- stand for conservative ideas and explain to voters why they were better and why liberal ideas failed. He brought people into the tent not based on lame appeals to race, ethnicity, and gender, but on creating more conservatives. Any other method will leave us with another Democrat in 2016, and the final death blow to our country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh@aol.com, 8/27/2014 7:42:19 AM     (No. 9982846)

Gov. Perry, fire those two non helpers. They r losers. And. U will be too, if u keep them!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: avogadra, 8/27/2014 7:51:36 AM     (No. 9982852)

My husband and I have supported Rick Perry financially in the past. As Texans, we see Perry´s indictment as a political ploy by the Democrats and are prepared to contribute to his campaign for president. But if Perry brings the stupid by hiring Steve Schmidt, we´re sitting on our checkbook. It´s a much worse mistake than forgetting his talking points onstage. That was unintentional. This is deliberate.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mickeymat, 8/27/2014 7:59:39 AM     (No. 9982865)

Stick a fork in him. He´s done.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/27/2014 8:00:17 AM     (No. 9982867)

There was no reason to allow Merck to use Texas as a testing ground for its HPV immunization program, except that Merck had donated heavily. To attempt to institute such a program by mandate, without parental consent hardly squares with views of liberty, and represents the same heavy handed government makes better choices than you mentality of Romney/Obamacare, Hillary and Moochies lunch programs.
So once again, on the crony capital issue, she whose name we dare not speak was exactly right. And Perry backed away, as he should have. And Merck didn´t get a mandate to supply its vaccine.
But the liberal republicans are trying to find a horse to ride and maybe now they have one. And Rick Perry is as close to the White House as he is going to get.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/27/2014 8:05:15 AM     (No. 9982874)

#1, with Schmidt at the helm, a democrat would walk into the White House. If you actually support Schmidt as an advisor, you are a defacto democrat - not just one year, but every year. At least the folks here that are threatening to vote democrat have a heart felt desire to turn this country back to common sense. Supporting Schmidt - I don´t know what to say. Guess the US is doomed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/27/2014 8:14:37 AM     (No. 9982885)

I´d be careful of a knee-jerk reaction on this one, although I´m not a Perry fan and certainly not a Schmidt or Barbour fan.
The article states that Schmidt "has joined the team" helping Perry "with the strategy around his indictment." That´s very different than Schmidt has become a close personal advisor or chief of staff for a campaign. It sounds like he´s specifically hired to help navigate as a TEAM MEMBER through the TX murky legal/political waters ahead. Wouldn´t it be smart for Perry to have input from as many different viewpoints as possible---including hacks, if necessary?
Barbour´s function is not well-defined in this piece and more factual information is needed in order to make a sound judgment.
Sometimes focussing on a finger without seeing the whole hand leads to the wrong conclusion.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: steveW, 8/27/2014 8:19:27 AM     (No. 9982890)


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Reply 16 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/27/2014 8:20:03 AM     (No. 9982891)

If true this is very disappointing of Perry.

Schmidt and Barbour should be TOLD to leave the Party.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/27/2014 8:20:05 AM     (No. 9982892)

Here you, #15. Rubio worked with Schumer too. The only difference for me is degree.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/27/2014 8:21:47 AM     (No. 9982895)

"...To attempt to institute such a program by mandate, without parental consent hardly squares with views of liberty..."

#12, you are in error. No such program was mandated and there was no proposal to avoid parental consent.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/27/2014 8:52:37 AM     (No. 9982928)

Mr. OP is getting a lot ´heat´ from the liberal R´s for supporting a D in Georgia: He´s a dangerous person. He has just about convinced me to switch from Purdue to Nunn.

The liberal R´s are quick to throw barbs, but unwilling to state their ´logic´ for advocating their positions, and candidates.

Nonetheless: to follow is a general question that perhaps someone here has the nerve, and knowledge to answer (I´ll use the Kentucky senate race to focus my query):

For what reason should a Tea Party type person in Ky. vote for Mitch McConnell, after Mitch has, unequivocally, vowed to destroy that person?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/27/2014 9:12:08 AM     (No. 9982959)

This thread contains possibly the worst incident of Palin Derangement Syndrome in history.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 8/27/2014 9:17:03 AM     (No. 9982965)

I would like to hear #1´s convincing argument as to why anyone should vote FOR the GOP Establishment, without stating that old saw that they are not Democrats.

Please give solid examples of accomplishments (not position statements and interviews) where they have stopped Obama and the left on major issues.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/27/2014 9:19:24 AM     (No. 9982968)

As evidenced in the past candidates who have hired Steve Schmidt have been turned into stilted, wooden, tongue-tied candidates who are afraid of their own shadows...AND they don´t win.

I don´t understand what is wrong with candidates like Romney and McCain who think they need to be muzzled and retrained not to speak clearly. Too bad Steve Schmidt can´t employ those "sales tactics" he uses to get himself hired to make his candidates better...not worse. What a waste. I was looking forward to voting for Rick Perry.

One more thought...this probably takes Romney out.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/27/2014 9:22:41 AM     (No. 9982977)

Everyone should go back and read post #14. Perry is hiring Schmidt for his (supposed) PR skills; he is not bringing the guy in to head up a campaign committee.

You know, when the next campaign begins in earnest you´re going to see a lot of familiar names pop up on the candidates´ staffs. Some you´ll approve of, some you won´t. So, if you´re going to reflexively blow off every candidate who has on his team anyone with even a whiff of RINOism about him, the Dem nominee will end up running unopposed.

And #19, there is a three part answer to your question: The Courts, The Courts and The Courts. We must control the Senate in order to block Obama´s worst judicial nominees and give any potential future Republican president a chance to get some decent nominees confirmed.

As often as conservatives have been burned by liberal judges in the past, I find it hard to understand why so many do not appreciate the importance of the judiciary and the critical need to get right-leaning people into judgeships.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Olderyzer, 8/27/2014 9:24:34 AM     (No. 9982980)

If true, what´s another fly or two in the perfume...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/27/2014 9:41:45 AM     (No. 9983000)

Rick Perry reverses himself, calls HPV vaccine mandate a ‘mistake’
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rick-perry-reverses-himself-calls-hpv-vaccine-mandate-a-mistake/2011/08/16/gIQAM2azJJ_story.html Washington Post 9/13/11.

In Texas, Perry´s Vaccine Mandate Provoked Anger
NPR 9/16/2011

and none of this would have entered this mornings discussion if your flying monkeys had tried to take a shot at Palin and Bachman.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: thelmalou, 8/27/2014 9:50:45 AM     (No. 9983011)

Along with #19 - How would Michelle Nunn be worse than the milquetoast Saxby Chambliss we already have? We have to hold his feet to the fire any time there´s a critical issue to get him to vote conservative. He and Isakson (our other milquetoast) were all gung-ho to support Sonia Sotomayor for SCOTUS until they figured out us constituents weren´t happy about what the NRA said about her. I could list numerous other examples.

So, if not for SCOTUS, what then would be the difference? I don´t see any. I´m probably not going to vote for Nunn...I will probably vote Libertarian (Amanda Swafford). I don´t really see me voting for Perdue.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/27/2014 9:56:42 AM     (No. 9983014)

#26, if you read the Post article, you would see that the word "mandate" was Kay Hutchison´s, not Rick Perry´s. She was running against Perry for governor and spectacularly failed. In the NPR piece, the executive order isn´t clearly quoted.

The executive order was reversed and was never placed into practice.

I have no idea what you mean by "flying monkeys". Perhaps it takes one to know one?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/27/2014 9:57:14 AM     (No. 9983016)

The only thing you need to remember about the "brilliant tactical genius" Field Marshal Steven von Schmidt---The undocumented Communist, also known as "The Black Messiah," routed his forces on November 4, 2008, by a margin of 9,550,193 votes!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/27/2014 10:02:31 AM     (No. 9983025)

Sometimes a well placed pawn can bring down a King. This is the GOP paving the way for Jeb Bush. Our choices in 2016 will be slim to none.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/27/2014 10:19:20 AM     (No. 9983041)

Henry? Any relation to Hailey?

Steve Schmidt is the kiss of death, I´m shocked that he can get a job in politics with his record. They don´t call us the stupid party for nothing.

Why vote for Perdue over Nunn? H-A-R-R-Y-R-E-I-D. There - spelled it out for you.

I respect a person´s principles for wanting the most conservative person possible and can even understand not voting if you don´t have a candidate, but how anyone with any type of conscience can vote for Harry Reid´s Majority is symptomatic of Stockholm Syndrome. Don´t vote - you aren´t well - or you are a troll - which is also possible hoping to convince others of really self-defeating behaviors.

Pretty sure Perry has a snowball´s chance of being our candidate anyway. I could make the oppo ad - that stunning silence Perry had in the last debate, for example. Please, no retreads in 2016.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/27/2014 10:44:16 AM     (No. 9983071)

Rick has been Governor since 2000. That´s 14 years. And he´s just now moving to put National Guard troops on his border.

Perry is corrupt as the day is long

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Reply 32 - Posted by: fritzilou, 8/27/2014 10:50:42 AM     (No. 9983077)

Rick Perry has shown very very bad judgment by hiring these individuals. They are trouble trouble. Perry has essentially removed himself from the presidential roster.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/27/2014 11:26:33 AM     (No. 9983134)

#7: It isn´t just the outrageous Palin-bashing that Schmidt´s done. It´s his general failing as an adviser that he covers with Palin bashing that is also his crime. He is a snake. He´s done nothing but cozy up to Democrats since the 2008 election.

He apparently worked on the 2004 Bush campaign. Lucky for us Kerry was such a miserable candidate. I´ve always wondered how J effin´ got such a large percentage against Bush and now I know. Bush´s team was full of Schmidt.

I´ve always said I was a Rick Perry supporter until he started pandering like a fool at the end of his campaign. He picks the worst advisers going and that is not a good thing for a president.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/27/2014 11:28:07 AM     (No. 9983139)

#24: Twinkies taste the same; however, they´re smaller.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/27/2014 11:48:18 AM     (No. 9983183)

I could be very wrong, but ...
This bit of business that Governor Perry is forced to deal with, as ridiculous as it is on its face, is serious and could become quite expensive if not dismissed. Perhaps the monetary support that came with those who "joined the team" was an inducement to "hire" them.

If, as suggested in another comment, Rick Perry is being saddled up for the 2016 race by the GOP, it will be interesting to see how well he takes to their chosen bit. Sarah Palin couldn´t be broken, so they joined the Dems in trying to destroy her.

It appears Governor Perry could be between a rock and a hard place politically. On the one hand he could be Delayed by Dems, otoh, he could be Palinized by the GOP. Good luck to him. He´s going to need it.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Pinchem, 8/27/2014 11:49:34 AM     (No. 9983185)

#22...are you a headline reader with no clue to reality?

If you knew that Harry Reid has over 300 bills on his desk that the Republican House has passed and REFUSES to bring them to a vote. Then he and Obama turn around and lie that the Republicans are a "do nothing congress".

In fact, in this thread, with the exception of one or two people I have just learned where a bunch of LoFos reside and know little facts or truth but love to spout.

Granted the Republicans have turned traitor to the Constitution, however, anyone who considers keeping the Democrats and Repub RINOS in power for another four years should be considered a Communist Traitor and should be tried, convicted and executed.

Otherwise we should all just lay down, drink our RepubDem koolade and sing kumbaya.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: glsmith36, 8/27/2014 12:20:05 PM     (No. 9983227)

Perry just lost me.

Ted Cruz for President!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/27/2014 3:31:33 PM     (No. 9983512)

#35 - thanks for the tip.

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Posted By: StormCnter- 10/3/2014 5:27:33 AM     Post Reply
Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses in

Courts Will Decide If Chimps Should
Have Same Rights As Humans

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New York Post, by Lia Eustachewich    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 10/4/2014 10:08:43 AM     Post Reply
It’s the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” A New York appeals court next week will consider whether chimps should have the same rights as human beings. The extraordinary proceeding is the result of a lengthy battle by animal-rights activists who argue that animals with human qualities — including chimps — are entitled to human protections, including freedom from captivity. Steven Wise, part of the Nonhuman Rights Project, which is leading the effort, will have to convince a panel of Albany appellate judges that a chimp name Tommy is a “legal person” to get him moved from a cage

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

Mitt Romney and 2016:
Could It Be True?

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ABC News, by Alana Abramson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/2/2014 1:46:59 PM     Post Reply
A presidential defeat isn’t an easy thing to bounce back from. And Mitt Romney did it twice. So it was understandable that after he lost the presidential race in 2012, he was adamant about closing the door to the possibility of a third campaign. But recently, speculation is whirling that Romney may not be so adamant anymore. When asked if he was running in a New York Times interview published earlier this week, Romney said : “I have nothing to add to the story. We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.” That response, which

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/3/2014 12:30:44 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
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Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

Most Texas abortion clinics shut down
as abortion rights recede in South

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Christian Science Monitor, by Patrik Jonsson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/4/2014 7:48:03 AM     Post Reply
ATLANTA — Texas, America’s second-most populous state behind California, saw 13 of its last abortion clinics turn away women on Friday, after a federal appeals court upheld a law that practically guarantees that only a handful of clinics will remain open in the state. The strictest-of-its-kind Texas law requires abortion providers to build hospital-grade facilities and obtain sometimes impossible-to-get hospital admitting privileges. After signed into law last year by Gov. Rick Perry (R), the law forced most of the 41 clinics operating to close. Thursday’s ruling wiped out a brief victory this summer for abortion rights proponents,

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/3/2014 9:19:26 AM     Post Reply
Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It

Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 10/3/2014 1:37:53 PM     Post Reply
The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said. Graham, 59, also dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, as a presidential candidate, saying he is too young. “He’s a good

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