Posts by Fuzzy Slippers  (Page 85)
 

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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Philadelphia Terrorist Pledged Allegiance to ISIS

http://abcnews.go.com/US/man-accused-shooting-philly-cop-confessed-committing-act/story?id=36169588
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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 3:00pm 1/8/2016 at 3:00pm
http://abcnews.go.com/US/man-accused-shooting-philly-cop-confessed-committing-act/story?id=36169588

Yesterday, a man whose name has not yet been released attempted to slaughter a Philadelphia police officer because the police, he believes, uphold laws that are not consistent with the Koran.  He also reportedly told Philadelphia police officers that he has pledged his allegiance to ISIS.

ABCNews reports:

A 30-year-old man accused of...

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Rubio-Christie Cage Match Under Way

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/photos/photo-sen-marco-rubio-gov-chris-christie-speak-33844408
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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 8:30am 1/7/2016 at 8:30am
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/photos/photo-sen-marco-rubio-gov-chris-christie-speak-33844408

As Marco Rubio continues to present himself as the Jeb alternative, he’s begun attacking the other “other Jeb,” Chris Christie.

Claiming that Christie is too close to Obama on Common Core, health care, and gun control (notably absent from the list is illegal immigration, of course), Rubio implies that he is more...

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British Parliament to Debate Banning Trump from UK

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 10:00am 1/6/2016 at 10:00am

In the wake of Donald Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S., the UK saw a huge response to a petition that calls for Trump to be banned from the UK.   While there is a petition against banning Trump, it has, so far, only 39,537...

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Illinois Considering Recall Election for Rahm Emanuel

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Posted by    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 7:00am 1/4/2016 at 7:00am

Calls for Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, to resign have been increasing and include a call from Al Sharpton.  Amid rumors that Emanuel’s office withheld...

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Jeb’s Six-Step Strategy to Salvage His Campaign

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Posted by    Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 4:30pm 1/2/2016 at 4:30pm

There has been a lot of speculation about whether or not Jeb Bush wants to be president.  He doesn’t seem to have that “fire in his belly” that his brother so often demonstrated on the campaign trail, and he didn’t seem to be very interested in his campaign at the outset...

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