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Reagan’s 1984 Labor Day Message—Still Relevant!

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2015

Reagan’s 1984 Labor Day Message—Still Relevant!

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9/7/2015 at 1:30pm
Welcome to Labor Day—the calendar’s signal that the August doldrums are behind us, and that it’s time for a long slog toward “The Holidays” and the inevitable pedal-to-the-floor pace of an election year. It’s sometimes hard to remember that almost none of the political battles we’ve fought over the past 8…
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Mega-Trolling: Sarah Palin for Energy Secretary Under Trump?

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2015

Vows to eliminate the Department of Energy if appointed.

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

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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 Washington Post took notice. Vanessa Williams reported: Sarah Palin…
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A Jarring Perspective on the Migrant Crisis

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2015

How quickly things can change

A Jarring Perspective on the Migrant Crisis

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9/7/2015 at 9:30am
Posted under the hashtag #SaveSyriasChildren, this video filmed from the perspective of a little girl illustrates how quickly life can change. The video was published over a year ago but is receiving renewed interest due to the fact that the flood of refugees from ISIS-torn areas has become a daily headline fixture. Friday,…
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Branco Cartoon – State Of Denial

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

Branco Cartoon – State Of Denial

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9/7/2015 at 7:30am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.
 

Another Rough Patch for Jerry Brown

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2015

Black Lives Matter chants, rascally Republicans, and medical marijuana.

Another Rough Patch for Jerry Brown

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9/6/2015 at 8:00pm
California Governor Jerry Brown has hit a bit of a rough patch. The first bump: A tense visit from groups who usually have the support of progressives like Brown. Occupiers from Black Lives Matter and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) descended upon California’s capitol Wednesday by the hundreds, demanding state legislators…
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Is Trump a Reformocon?

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2015

. . . or does he defy existing labels?

Is Trump a Reformocon?

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9/6/2015 at 6:00pm
As political pundits struggle to find an explanation for Trump’s indisputable success in the GOP 2016 presidential primary contest, Josh Barro wonders if Trump is the candidate reform conservatives are seeking.  He writes: For the last few years, a small but prominent group of conservative writers and thinkers has urged the Republican…
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How Long Before Draft Biden Succeeds?

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2015

As polls show Hillary lagging, Draft Biden staffs up in Iowa

How Long Before Draft Biden Succeeds?

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9/6/2015 at 4:30pm
As Hillary lags in the polls and her unfavorables soar, Draft Biden makes significant moves in Iowa. The Hill reports: The group urging Vice President Joe Biden to launch a 2016 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination announced Friday that two longtime backers of Biden have signed on as co-chairs in the early-voting…
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Hillary “running for therapeutic reasons”

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2015

Before his death in 2011, Christopher Hitchens warned about Hillary

Hillary “running for therapeutic reasons”

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9/6/2015 at 2:30pm
Years ago journalist and literary critic Christopher Hitchens shared his candid thoughts on a Hillary Clinton presidential bid. “As for Mrs. Clinton, as for all she’s done for us and after all she’s suffered on our behalf, she feels she’s owed the presidency and who could possibly disagree? Her life is…
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http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/how-a-great-american-migration-to-california-reversed-itself/

Fleeing blue state taxpayers should leave their blue politics behind

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2015

Remember why you fled in the first place.

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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9/6/2015 at 12:30pm
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 Daily Signal reported: Study: Taxpayers Are Leaving Democrat-Run States for States Controlled by Republicans In an analysis of Internal Revenue Service income statistics and migration data, Americans…
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Unintended consequence: GOP donor-class may hand Florida to Trump

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2015

Winner-take-all primary: Will Trump sneak through with plurality while Jeb and Rubio split the “home” vote?

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

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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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Marco Hits Back at Hillary in Puerto Rico

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2015

Old blood, new blood

Marco Hits Back at Hillary in Puerto Rico

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9/6/2015 at 9:00am
This week top presidential contenders from both parties journeyed to Puerto Rico to talk economics, health care, and the future of the commonwealth’s place in American politics. Puerto Ricans won’t vote in the presidential election, but their 23 delegates could mean the difference between life and campaign death in a field…
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You spelled “break” wrong

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2015

Lead foot.

You spelled “break” wrong

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9/6/2015 at 7:30am
From J, spotted in Virginia: No comment.
 

Has Obama Widened the Racial Divide?

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2015

47% believe that he has

Has Obama Widened the Racial Divide?

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9/5/2015 at 8:00pm
A new poll by Rasmussen asks the question: has Obama widened the racial divide?  And 47% believe that he has.  Rasmussen reports: Americans hoped the election of the first black president in 2008 would help heal the racial division that has plagued this country for much of its history, but nearly half…
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Rick Perry: Border Wall Nothing More Than Rhetoric

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2015

“Washington is completely corrupt when it comes to this issue.”

Rick Perry: Border Wall Nothing More Than Rhetoric

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9/5/2015 at 6:00pm
Joining Lou Dobbs earlier this week, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was asked to explain his stance on illegal immigration and border security. “I think we need to flesh everyone out from the stand point of of just the rhetoric. When somebody says, “let’s build a wall,” then I think it’s appropriate…
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Senator Tim Scott: All Lives Matter

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2015

If people are offended, that’s their problem.

Senator Tim Scott: All Lives Matter

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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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Arby’s: Cops Welcome (regardless of what our idiot store manager said)

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2015

Manager fired, crew member on paid leave

Arby’s: Cops Welcome (regardless of what our idiot store manager said)

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9/5/2015 at 2:00pm
On Tuesday, a police officer was denied service at a Florida Arby’s.  Peter Burke reports: According to an offense report filled out by the officer, identified as Sgt. Jennifer Martin, the officer ordered her food in the drive-through of the restaurant and drove to the window to pay. Martin claims that the clerk,…
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August Jobs Report: 94 Million Americans No Longer in Labor Force

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2015

In a nation of 300 million…

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

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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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