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Will Jim Webb Run as an Independent?

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 4:30pm 12/27/2015 at 4:30pm

Jim Webb dropped out of the 2016 Democrat primary in October due to low polling, low fundraising, and low voter enthusiasm, but as Amy noted at the time, his team was even then making noises about an independent run.

Those noises have become much more noticeable as Webb has launched direct attacks...

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Bergdahl Relates Escape Attempts from Taliban

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 6:00pm 12/26/2015 at 6:00pm

Bowe Bergdahl, the deserter who tried to join the Taliban only to be taken captive by them, has been sitting down for a series of interviews with filmmaker Mark Boal and that are available via podcast.  In these interviews, Bergdahl describes escape attempts, the Taliban’s weakness for sweets, and their curiosity...

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Islamic State leader Baghdadi goads West in rare audio statement

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 2:30pm 12/26/2015 at 2:30pm

As Professor Jacobson noted, under the Obama-Clinton foreign policy ISIS has grown in strength and in territory.  Now ISIS’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is goading the west in what might be considered a childish taunt if ISIS hadn’t been allowed to grow and prosper into a lethal organization with global reach.

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Kenyan Muslims Shielded Christians in al-Shabab Bus Attack

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 2:00pm 12/25/2015 at 2:00pm

When al-Shabab—an al Quada affiliate—terrorists boarded a bus in Kenya and ordered Muslims to separate from Christians so they could slaughter the Christians, the Kenyan Muslims refused.

BBC reports:

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Cruz surges in key state polling, but national polling conflicting

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 8:30am 12/23/2015 at 8:30am

Whether it’s an Overton Window effect, an example of Boyd’s “OODA Loop,” or something else, Ted Cruz is enjoying a surge in both state and national polls.

According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Cruz is now only four points behind the current Republican front-runner, Donald Trump.

CNN reports:

Donald Trump’s lead over Ted Cruz...

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Active Shooter Training: Forget Hiding, Fight Back With a Stapler

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/active-shooter-training-for-office-workers-used-to-be-about-hiding-not-anymore/2015/12/19/22c08a3e-a351-11e5-b53d-972e2751f433_story.html
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Posted by    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 8:30am 12/22/2015 at 8:30am
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/active-shooter-training-for-office-workers-used-to-be-about-hiding-not-anymore/2015/12/19/22c08a3e-a351-11e5-b53d-972e2751f433_story.html

The 9/11 terror attack changed the way Americans think about and law enforcement / the feds treat hijacked airlines, and San Bernardino and Paris are changing the way that Americans think about “active shooter” situations in the gun-free zones in which they tend to occur.

Previously, office workers were taught to hunker...

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Jeff Sessions: “Ted Cruz was on my side and fought this legislation”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBqrWL3h9-g
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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 10:00am 12/21/2015 at 10:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBqrWL3h9-g

There’s been quite a bit of drama surrounding the Marco Rubio – Ted Cruz exchange on immigration during the CNN debate and the Rubio-Schumer Gang of Eight immigration bill.

Bret Baier’s interview with Cruz following the CNN debate skirmish allowed Cruz to explain his rationale for proposing an amendment (one of several) that,...

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NYT: Obama Pushing Gay Rights in Africa Did More Harm Than Good

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8:30am 12/21/2015 at 8:30am

Back in July, Obama angered Kenyan leaders by ignoring their advice against pushing a “gay agenda.”  President Kenyatta told Obama that gay rights was a “non-issue.”

The Miami Herald reported:

President Barack Obama nudged African nations Saturday to treat gays and lesbians equally under...

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Chuck Hagel Slams the White House

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 5:00pm 12/20/2015 at 5:00pm

Chuck Hagel was Obama’s third Defense Secretary–the other two: Robert Gates and Leon Panetta–to leave his position under difficult circumstances.

As late as November 19, 2014, Hagel told Charlie Rose that he didn’t wake up in the morning worried about his job, and in less than a week, on the 24th of...

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Mitch McConnell: No Tea Party Wacko Birds in 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTckkmXHvEw&feature=youtu.be
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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 6:00pm 12/19/2015 at 6:00pm
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Having just won reelection to his Senate seat for a sixth term in 2014, Mitch McConnell is back to making comments such as the one he made last year about his plans for “crushing” the TEA Party.

This time, McConnell is announcing that he will ensure that no GOP candidate who “can’t...

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Ted Cruz Christmas Classics Ad to Air in Iowa During SNL

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 4:30pm 12/19/2015 at 4:30pm

One of the many things I like about Ted Cruz is his sense of humor, and his campaign’s latest ad, set to air tonight in Iowa during Saturday Night Live, exemplifies this beautifully.

The Blaze reports:

The ad, which features the Texas senator read Christmas classics like “Rudolph the Underemployed Reindeer” and “The...

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Susana Martinez Embroiled in Holiday Party Noise Complaint Kerfuffle

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/police-sent-to-gov-martinez-s-hotel-room-on-noise/article_f41cb9ee-a5aa-11e5-880b-2bc5e5036bbe.html
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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:30pm 12/18/2015 at 8:30pm
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/police-sent-to-gov-martinez-s-hotel-room-on-noise/article_f41cb9ee-a5aa-11e5-880b-2bc5e5036bbe.html

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez—once hailed as a possible VP pick for Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and/or Jeb Bush—is at the center of a bit of controversy concerning a noise complaint at a hotel room at which she was attending a holiday staff party.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports:

Santa Fe police...

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FBI Arrests Pharma CEO Who Increased HIV Drug Price by 5000%

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:30pm 12/17/2015 at 6:30pm

Back in September, the New York Times reported that Turing Pharmaceuticals had increased the price of its HIV drug, Daraprim, from $13.70 per tablet to $750 per tablet.

Specialists in infectious disease are protesting a gigantic overnight increase in the price of a 62-year-old drug that is the standard of care for...

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Putin Praises Trump as “Brilliant” and “Talented”: Update: Trump Responds

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-parallels-between-putin-and-trump-are-obvious-2015-8
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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 2:00pm 12/17/2015 at 2:00pm
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-parallels-between-putin-and-trump-are-obvious-2015-8

While I didn’t think Donald Trump did a particularly great job in Tuesday’s CNN debate, his poll numbers and recent comment about a temporary halt to Muslims coming into the country have stirred interest in his candidacy abroad.  The latest foreign leader to weigh in on Trump is Russian president Vladimir...

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Ohio Secretary of State: Trump Can’t Run as an Independent in Ohio

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00am 12/15/2015 at 7:00am

Both Donald Trump and Ben Carson have stated that if the GOP attempts to manipulate the primary process they will run as independents.

Trump tweeted:

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Bowe Bergdahl to Face Court Martial

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 6:00pm 12/14/2015 at 6:00pm

Bowe Bergdahl, who reportedly left his post to go look for al Queda, was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.  Today, it was announced that Bergdahl will face a court martial and a possible life sentence.

CNN reports:

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a military court on charges of...

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CNN Tuesday Debate: Do or Die for Some

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6:40pm 12/13/2015 at 6:40pm

With Ted Cruz soaring to a 10pt lead in Iowa, Chris Christie gaining momentum in New Hampshire, Ben Carson losing some ground, Marco Rubio gaining in some polls and holding steady in others, Jeb Bush teetering along, and Donald Trump still dominating in most state and national polls, Tuesday’s CNN debate...

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