About: Jay Caruso

Jay has been following politics closely since 1992 when he was a moderate Democrat. It was Bill Clinton’s lie about a middle class tax cut that pushed Jay over the edge to conservatism and celebrated when the GOP gained control of Congress entirely in November 1994. He also co-hosts a weekly podcast called ‘Splintered Caucus’ on www.ftrradio.com




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Carly Fiorina On the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:15pm 9/8/2015 at 1:15pm

The 2016 Presidential candidates from both parties are giving only sporadic attention to the refugee crisis currently gripping most of Europe. Hillary Clinton has been relatively quiet, aside from comments stipulating a need for the “entire world” to play a part. Democrat hopeful Martin O’Malley has been a bit more vocal,...

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Where Is The Media On Hateful Rhetoric Towards Cops?

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Posted by    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 9:00pm 8/31/2015 at 9:00pm

The murder of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth in Texas, sent shock waves around that community and around the police community at large due to the senseless nature of the crime. Goforth was merely filling his cruiser up with gas when Shannon Miles (allegedly) came up behind Goforth, shot in...

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Media Reacts To Hillary’s Terrorist Comments

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Posted by    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 12:30pm 8/30/2015 at 12:30pm

Hillary Clinton stirred up a hornets nest with her comparison of her GOP rivals to terrorists:

“Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people...

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Who Benefits If Joe Biden Runs?

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 8:30am 8/26/2015 at 8:30am

Speculation abounds as to whether or not Joe Biden will run for President. Amy wrote earlier about a possible endorsement from the President, and now there is word that Barack Obama has given Biden

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Marco Rubio now on Hillary’s radar

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10:00am 8/12/2015 at 10:00am

Marco Rubio recently spoke about his views on abortion, and in particular, in cases where the pregnancy resulted as a result of rape or incest:

Marco Rubio has defended his record as an opponent of abortion, against criticism arising from his statement during the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday that he...

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2016 GOP Nomination: Dark Horse Candidates To Watch

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:30pm 8/1/2015 at 7:30pm

In the summer of 2011, the GOP candidate sitting on top of the polls was Texas Governor Rick Perry. By October of 2011, it was Herman Cain who was leading the polls with Mitt Romney in second. Rick Perry went into a freefall after his “Oops” moment at one of the...

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Benghazi Book ’13 Hours’ Movie Adaptation Set For Release In January

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:30pm 7/31/2015 at 4:30pm

The book 13 Hours, based on events on the ground in Libya on September 11, 2012 has been adapted for the big screen and the movie will be released in January, 2016.

Mitchell Zuckoff, the author of the book opted, instead of trying to wrap a narrative around the book, basically just...

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Why Hillary’s classified email “spillage” is a major problem

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 4:30pm 7/27/2015 at 4:30pm

Not long after the news broke that Hillary Clinton was using a private email server during her time as the Secretary of State and not a government email address, she held a press conference to assure people that nothing had been sent with classified information.

According to the Inspector General, Clinton’s claims...

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Ted Cruz Debates A Member of Code Pink Over Iran Nuke Deal

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 1:00pm 7/24/2015 at 1:00pm

Code Pink is a radical left wing organization, known for interrupting speeches, addresses and crashing gatherings by being loud, waving around signs and sometimes dressing up as female body parts.

This week, Ted Cruz was speaking at a Stop Iran rally in Washington DC. After being introduced, the Senator was almost immediately...

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Obamacare To Be Opened Up To Illegal Immigrants In California

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 8:30am 7/22/2015 at 8:30am

When President Obama was pushing Obamacare, he stated  before a joint session of Congress in September 2009 that it would not be opened up to illegal immigrants.

Remember what happened next? Representative Joe Wilson yelled, “You lie!” and it caused quite a stir.

Here’s the clip:

Wilson may have violated the rules of decorum,...

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How the media fell for Obama’s planned singing of ‘Amazing Grace’

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Posted by    Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1:30pm 7/9/2015 at 1:30pm

The term “liberal media” is one that kind of makes people raise an eyebrow as it is often seen as too generic an attack on the media. That said, it is hard to argue that some bias in the media does not exist that tilts towards Democrats. Look at almost any...

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The Chinese Stock Market Is In Big Trouble

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 3:45pm 7/7/2015 at 3:45pm

Things are bad in both of China’s big exchanges; both the Shanghai and Shenzen are seeing companies halting their trading on both:

Over 700 Chinese companies have halted trading to “self preserve,” according to...

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Reporters Roped Off

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Posted by    Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 11:30am 7/5/2015 at 11:30am

A professional campaign operative I know believes optics are extremely important when it comes to political candidates. Therefore, the optics of Hillary Clinton having her staff herd reporters behind a rope during a parade in New Hampshire certainly didn’t look all that great.

For the reporters who were there, the story became...

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Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Independence Day Address

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Posted by    Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 11:00am 7/4/2015 at 11:00am

Americans often look to the president during certain times in our country. They look for hope in the context of tragedy, as they did to Ronald Reagan following the space shuttle Challenger disaster. They look for healing in the wake of evil, as they did with Bill Clinton after the Oklahoma...

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Marco Rubio, Rich Republican?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8:30am 7/1/2015 at 8:30am

When a 2 or 3 year old is caught doing something wrong, they often react with complete shock they did something wrong. They genuinely believe whatever it is they were doing was perfectly fine and cannot comprehend why they’re being scolded. The media is often like that of a small child....

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EPA Loses at SCOTUS—but is Damage Already Done?

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:00am 6/30/2015 at 7:00am

The Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency 5-4 this week, saying the EPA erred in not considering costs when implementing new regulations governing toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants:

The 5-4 decision Monday went against an Environmental Protection Agency mercury rule that forces utilities to shutter old coal plants or...

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Trump Second In Latest NH Primary Poll–But Does It Matter?

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 1:30pm 6/26/2015 at 1:30pm

Polling is to politics as statistics are to baseball. Everybody is always looking at them, analyzing them, doing deep dives into the data and ultimately coming up with some way to determine if the numbers they see are a good predictor of future events.

In baseball, you have a better chance than...

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