Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 117)
 

Scott Walker Responds to Sinking Poll Numbers in Iowa

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Posted by    Monday, September 14, 2015 at 8:30am 9/14/2015 at 8:30am

Governor Scott Walker was interviewed by CNN’s Jake Tapper yesterday. The segment began with Walker’s dropping poll numbers in Iowa but went on to cover a wide range of topics.

Early on, Tapper refers to a column from National Review which charges the Walker campaign with being too lax in response to...

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CBS Poll – Trump Leads at 40% NH and 29% Iowa

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Posted by    Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/13/2015 at 7:30pm

CBS News released new polling data today. Professor Jacobson covered the Democratic side and you can read about it here.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump has a massive lead in New Hampshire. Ben Carson is second but is still far behind.

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MSNBC Panel: Hillary Should be More Authentic Like… Sarah Palin

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Posted by    Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 9:30am 9/13/2015 at 9:30am

It’s not every day that you hear people on MSNBC talking about Sarah Palin in a positive way and that’s what makes this so much fun. Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests not only agree that Hillary doesn’t come across as authentic, they suggest that Sarah Palin does.

Jack Coleman of NewsBusters reported:

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Baltimore Mayor Won’t Seek Re-election

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Posted by    Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 2:00pm 9/12/2015 at 2:00pm

Baltimore’s Democrat mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has decided not to seek another term.

Donna Owens of Reuters reports:

Baltimore mayor says will not seek re-election

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, whose city was rocked by riots earlier this year over a black man’s death in police custody, will not seek re-election when her term ends next...

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Rubio on Iran Deal – DC Dems out of touch with country

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Posted by    Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 12:00pm 9/12/2015 at 12:00pm

Marco Rubio is not a fan of the Iran deal and had plenty of criticism for Democrats and his own party in a recent interview on FOX News.

Al Weaver of the Washington Examiner reported:

Rubio pans Dems for ‘walking the plank’ on Iran deal

Sen. Marco Rubio lit into Democrats supporting the Iran...

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Presumed Guilty Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8:30am 9/12/2015 at 8:30am

We’re at the point where due process in higher education is an afterthought for some people.

Everyone’s in big trouble for something this week.

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New Memorial for Flight 93 Dedicated in Shanksville

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Posted by    Friday, September 11, 2015 at 2:00pm 9/11/2015 at 2:00pm

A new memorial center has been created in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to honor the people on United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in a field on September 11th when passengers fought back against the terrorists.

Here’s an Associated Press report via FOX News:

Flight 93 memorial visitor center is dedicated

A new visitor center has...

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Hillary Repeating 2008 Mistakes

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Posted by    Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:00am 9/10/2015 at 10:00am

When it comes to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, it’s like we’re watching a replay of what happened in 2008.

In 2008, Hillary Clinton was the presumptive Democrat nominee until the party’s base cast her aside for a little known senator who was seen as an outsider with a more progressive resume.

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Christie: Blame Obama for Attacks on Cops

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 8:30am 9/9/2015 at 8:30am

New Jersey governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie appeared on the FOX and Friends program yesterday and stated plainly that Obama deserves some blame for recent violence against police.

Nick Gass reported at Politico:

Christie blames Obama for attacks on cops

Recent violence against law enforcement is President Barack Obama’s problem, New...

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Bowe Bergdahl to Face Rare Military Charge

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7:00am 9/8/2015 at 7:00am

Since his return to the U.S. in 2014, there’s been much speculation over which charges (if any) Bowe Bergdahl, alleged military deserter and former Taliban captive, would have to face. Tough criticism came from some of his fellow servicemen who believe Bergdahl is a deserter.

A new report from the Associated Press...

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Mega-Trolling: Sarah Palin for Energy Secretary Under Trump?

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Posted by    Monday, September 7, 2015 at 11:30am 9/7/2015 at 11:30am

Some classic cable news was created this weekend when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Sarah Palin what role she thought she could fill in a Donald Trump administration.

Palin volunteered for the role of energy secretary but said that she’d close down the department.

Even the

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Fleeing blue state taxpayers should leave their blue politics behind

http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/how-a-great-american-migration-to-california-reversed-itself/
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Posted by    Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 12:30pm 9/6/2015 at 12:30pm
http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/how-a-great-american-migration-to-california-reversed-itself/

A newly published study shows taxpayers are (still) abandoning blue states and heading to states where Republicans retain a greater level of influence.

Leah Jessen of the

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Unintended consequence: GOP donor-class may hand Florida to Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 10:30am 9/6/2015 at 10:30am

Early in the 2016 cycle, the Republican establishment pushed Marco Rubio aside in Florida and put its money and support behind Jeb Bush. That decision has created a scenario which could rob both candidates of the state’s highly coveted delegates.

Jim Newell of Slate reported:

Has the Republican Establishment Created a Monster?

Last fall,...

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Senator Tim Scott: All Lives Matter

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Posted by    Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 4:00pm 9/5/2015 at 4:00pm

Republican South Carolina senator Tim Scott appeared on CNN yesterday and was questioned by host Brianna Keilar for saying all lives matter. His response was brilliant.

Josh Feldman of Mediaite has a partial transcript:

Sen. Tim Scott: If ‘All Lives Matter’ Really Offends You, That’s Your Problem

Senator Tim Scott said tonight that if...

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August Jobs Report: 94 Million Americans No Longer in Labor Force

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Posted by    Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 12:03pm 9/5/2015 at 12:03pm

Democrats are probably very happy with the August jobs report and the new unemployment rate of 5.1, but if you look closely at the issue, there’s no reason for turning cartwheels just yet.

Susan Jones of CNS News:

Record 94,031,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Stuck at 38-Year Low for 3rd...

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Pronoun Problems Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 8:30am 9/5/2015 at 8:30am

With all the problems facing higher education right now, why are pronouns such a hot issue?

Pronouns aren’t the only troubling words.

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Nikki Haley – Potential VP Pick?

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Posted by    Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:00am 9/4/2015 at 10:00am

Back in July, South Carolina Governor Haley’s choices in the wake of the Charleston shootings led many to wonder if she’d be a good choice for VP on the Republican ticket. Now, there’s new speculation.

William Douglas and David Lightman of McClatchy reported:

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley fuels Republican VP talk

Is she...

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