Posts by Fuzzy Slippers  (Page 83)
 

With Chaos on Left and Right, Bloomberg Considers Indie Bid for White House

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/02/bloomberg-plans-gun-control-push-in-states/19785161/
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Posted by    Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:30pm 1/23/2016 at 2:30pm
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/02/bloomberg-plans-gun-control-push-in-states/19785161/

With Hillary’s cratering poll numbers, the far left “feeling the Bern,” and the right tearing itself apart over Trump and the other candidates, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly sees an opening and is seriously considering an independent run for president.

The New York Times reports:

Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed...

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Americans Account for One-third of All Global Charitable Giving

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:00pm 1/22/2016 at 6:00pm

We’ve become accustomed to hearing from the increasingly shrill fringe left about the greedy evils of the top 1%.  However, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that Americans are a generous and charitable people . . . including the most wealthy among us.

The Washington Examiner reports that of...

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Bernie’s “Free Stuff” Will Cost Taxpayers $19.6 Trillion in New Taxes

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00am 1/20/2016 at 7:00am

Last week, I noted that Bernie Sanders was reluctant to reveal how he intends to pay for everything for everyone; this week, the Washington Examiner has some answers.

The Washington Examiner estimates that the bill for Bernie’s “free stuff for everyone!” promises will be approximately $19.6 trillion.  Our national debt, which has ...

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Iowa Governor Wants “To See Cruz Beaten in Iowa”

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:10pm 1/19/2016 at 8:10pm

As Donald Trump ramps up his attacks on Ted Cruz, the Washington Post is reporting that “The Republican establishment really, really doesn’t like Ted Cruz.”  This premise is nothing new to those of us who have been following Ted Cruz’s career in the Senate and his presidential campaign, and to many...

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Why is George Stephanopoulos even allowed to cover Clinton campaign?

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/george-stephanopoulos-addresses-donation-clinton-global-foundation-31066738
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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 10:00am 1/18/2016 at 10:00am
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/george-stephanopoulos-addresses-donation-clinton-global-foundation-31066738

Last year, George Stephanopoulos had a particularly antagonistic interview with the author of Clinton Cash, and shortly thereafter, it was revealed that he had donated a substantial sum of money to the Clinton Foundation ABC stood by their man, though he did have to apologize on-air.

The Washington Free Beacon is now...

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Rand Paul to Spend “Every Waking Hour” Trying to Stop Trump

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Posted by    Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7:00am 1/18/2016 at 7:00am

Despite his and his team’s efforts, Rand Paul’s presidential campaign has simply not taken off.  The global unrest and Islamic terrorist threat work against him in this cycle, and he’s clearly shaken by how little support he has managed to acquire.  In addition to refusing to appear in the undercard debate,...

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Rubio: Illegals Can Stay If They Are (Mostly) Law-Abiding

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Posted by    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 6:00pm 1/17/2016 at 6:00pm

Marco Rubio has taken a lot of heat for his work with Chuck Schumer and the Gang of Eight, so it’s a bit surprising that only this morning he’s arguing that illegal aliens can stay in the U.S. as long as they are not felons, specifically excluding the violation of our...

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Supreme Court to Review Bob McDonnell’s Corruption Conviction

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/29/bob-mcdonnell-it-depends-on-the-meaning-of-the-word-guilty/
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Posted by    Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 12:30pm 1/17/2016 at 12:30pm
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/29/bob-mcdonnell-it-depends-on-the-meaning-of-the-word-guilty/

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was indicted back in January of 2014 for accepting gifts in exchange for political influence, and now the Supreme Court will be reviewing his case.

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It’s On! Trump Twitter Tirade Against Cruz

https://twitter.com/rickwtyler/status/621505161681367040
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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 6:30pm 1/16/2016 at 6:30pm
https://twitter.com/rickwtyler/status/621505161681367040

Following the GOP debate, Professor Jacobson noted that it looks like a two person race between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, and not only is this view becoming a consensus but apparently Trump thinks so, too.

Trump has taken to Twitter to rant and rave against Cruz.

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Oregon Folk Singer Heading to Syria to Serenade ISIS

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/06/this-portland-hippie-is-planning-a-peace-concert-in-isis-controlled-syria.html
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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 6:15pm 1/15/2016 at 6:15pm
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/06/this-portland-hippie-is-planning-a-peace-concert-in-isis-controlled-syria.html

For some reason, I thought “folk singers” went out with lava lamps, tie-dye, and patchouli, and though I know folk music has a long and proud tradition, I just can’t shake the image of doped-out ’60s hippies singing about peace at SDS and Weather Underground rallies . . . where domestic...

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Al Jazeera America Shutting Down in April

http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/13/media/al-jazeera-america/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom
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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:00am 1/15/2016 at 7:00am
http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/13/media/al-jazeera-america/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom

I’m not sure who thought “al Jazeera America” would be a good idea in the first place, but as many of us predicted, the network which began in 2013 just didn’t catch on.

In a sense it was doomed from the start because it began when its media group—al Jazeera Media Group...

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Bernie: No, I won’t explain how I’ll pay for everything for everyone

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Posted by    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 10:00am 1/14/2016 at 10:00am

Bernie Sanders’ “Democrat socialist” policies sound good and have a lot of popular support among certain demographics, but when pressed on how he would pay for all the free stuff he’s promising, he’s a bit nonplussed.  Pesky details like that just don’t interest him; it’s all about the utopian ideal in...

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Gallup: Those Identifying as Democrat at Historic Low

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:40pm 1/12/2016 at 7:40pm

Given the atmosphere of deep political division that has widened and deepened during Obama’s presidency and the clear dissatisfaction among Republican primary voters, Gallup’s latest poll on party identification makes sense.

According to Gallup, the percentage of people who identify with either the Democrat or Republican party is “nearing historic” lows.

In 2015,...

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So what will Ted Cruz do with illegals already in the U.S.?

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Posted by    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 11:30am 1/11/2016 at 11:30am

Back in November, Donald Trump asserted that if elected president he would have a “humane deportation force” to round up all illegal immigrants and deport them. 

This statement is now being used in interviews with other presidential candidates who are opposed to amnesty and want to close the border and enforce...

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Hillary-Bernie Cage Match on Guns

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6:00pm 1/10/2016 at 6:00pm

After years of claiming to be pro-Second Amendment, Hillary Clinton has changed her tune and is now attacking Bernie Sanders on his ...

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NYT: Establishment Republicans Fear Lasting Split

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 4:30pm 1/10/2016 at 4:30pm

As we watch the 2016 Republican primaries unfold in often-surprising ways, it is clear that there is a strong desire among Republican primary voters for change within the party.  Sick of what Ted Cruz calls “the Washington Cartel” and of the “election conservatives” who managed for so long to convince voters...

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Cologne Sexual Assaults – The Toll rises

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 4:33pm 1/9/2016 at 4:33pm

Reading the accounts from Cologne about the throngs of Arab men sexually assaulting women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, my first thought went to Lara Logan who suffered a similar fate in Egypt during the “Arab Spring.” Lara is continuing to suffer from the unspeakable abuse she endured and was...

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