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Sheldon Adelson and the Missing $100 Million

The casino mogul, the biggest donor of 2012, is withholding his big checks, puzzling Republicans. (Politico) – It’s one of the biggest mysteries in Republican circles: why has Sheldon Adelson ― who spent upwards of $100 million during the last presidential campaign ― suddenly stopped pouring huge sums of money into politics? The conventional wisdom ― that …

February 22, 2016, 6:20 pm ·

Montage: Hillary Clinton Can’t Stop Coughing

(Free Beacon) – Hillary Clinton can’t stop coughing. *cough* As Clinton campaigns across the country, she is followed by a persistent cough. At several rallies and speeches, Clinton was interrupted by a chronic and troublesome cough that often left her voice hoarse. *cough* This campaign has forced Clinton to give numerous speeches where she tends to shout. It …

February 22, 2016, 6:17 pm ·

Farrakhan Calls On Blacks To Turn Detroit Into ‘New Mecca’

(CBS News) – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is calling upon black people to unite and help redevelop Detroit. Farrakhan’s remarks came Sunday as the Chicago-based movement wrapped up its four-day Saviour’s Day convention in Detroit, which has a black majority population. Farrakhan, 82, told a crowd at Joe Louis Arena: “Detroit can be …

February 22, 2016, 6:14 pm ·

White House Says Robots Coming For ‘Low-Wage’ Jobs

(Market Watch) – It’s intuitive that automation will take low-wage jobs. But the White House, in its annual economic report of the president, has broken down just how much that is so. There’s an 83% chance that automation will take a job with an hourly wage below $20, a 31% chance automation will take a …

February 22, 2016, 6:12 pm ·

Mayor Wants To Let Heroin Users Shoot Up Under Supervision

(CBS News) – An upstate New York mayor wants his city to be the first in the U.S. to offer a supervised injection facility, where heroin users would be able to shoot up under the care of a nurse without getting arrested by police. Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said the facility, which would also connect addicts to …

February 22, 2016, 5:42 pm ·

Kasich: Women ‘Left Kitchens’ to Back Me

GOP candidate heralds support for past campaigns (The Hill) – Republican presidential candidate John Kasich caught attention Monday for saying that some women had “left their kitchens” to support his past political campaigns. “We just got an army of people — and many women, who left their kitchens to go out and go door-to-door and …

February 22, 2016, 5:24 pm ·

Rubio-Kasich-Cruz Union to Fight Trump?

Lindsey Graham offers up ‘antidote’ to GOP front-runner Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is urging leading Republican presidential candidates behindDonald Trump to unite in an effort to bring down the GOP front-runner. “I think a Kasich-Rubio ticket would be great,” Graham said late Sunday during an interview with Rita Cosby on WABC, describing Kasich as a …

February 22, 2016, 5:22 pm ·

Washington Post Writer Compares Trump’s Rise to Hitler’s

‘How a demagogic opportunist can exploit a divided country’ (Newsbusters) – This must be “Donald Trump is the end of the world” week at the Washington Post. Earlier today, Tim Graham at NewsBusters described a morning “Acts of Faith” item at the Post by Joseph Loconte. Loconte compared Trump to the Pope-appointed emperor Charlemagne, who “ordered thousands executed” twelve centuries ago. Although Trump …

February 22, 2016, 5:20 pm ·

U.S. Muslim Planned to Massacre Christians in Church

‘It would make the news. Everybody would’ve heard’ (Detroit News) – For a second time this week, a detention hearing for a Dearborn Heights man suspected of supporting Islamic State extremists has been delayed. Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, is charged with illegally possessing a firearm while using a controlled substance. He faces up to 10 years …

February 22, 2016, 5:17 pm ·

After Losing to Trump, Rubio Drops Stunning Name in “Victory” Speech

(Conservative Tribune) – It’s tough to imagine a second-place finisher trying to sound more like the winner than the man who finished behind Donald Trump in the South Carolina Republican primary on Saturday. Coming in a distant second place was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who barely beat a third-place finish by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. …

February 22, 2016, 5:12 pm ·

VIDEO: Jeb Bush Asked If He Would Be Trump’s VP… His Answer Left Reporters In Stitches

(Bizpac Review) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had such a rapid response to a question in South Carolina on Saturday that it made everyone chuckle. Bush blurted out the answer almost before the reporter was done asking, “Governor, would you consider being Donald Trump’s vice-president?” “No,” Bush said to laughter. “Let’s be clear, I don’t think he …

February 22, 2016, 5:10 pm ·

Report: Bush PAC Donors Angry as Consultant Walks Away with $14M After Blowing $100M

(Breitbart) – Mirroring the donor-backlash against Karl Rove after his American Crossroad/Crossroads GPS  super PACs raised upwards of $300 million and produced a dismal 2012 success rate, Mike Murphy, the man in charge of the Jeb Bush Right to Rise USA super PAC is now in the crosshairs. Right to Rise’s dismal results became painfully obvious when …

February 22, 2016, 2:17 pm ·

Obama: Kalamazoo Shootings Show Executive Gun Controls Didn’t Go Far Enough

(Breitbart) – On Monday President Obama called Kalamazoo area law enforcement and intimated the Saturday shootings that took six lives demonstrate that executive gun control did not go far enough, saying, “We’re going to have to do more to keep Americans safe.” Breitbart News previously reported that a 45-year-old Uber driver named Jason Brian Dalton allegedly …

February 22, 2016, 2:15 pm ·

White House In PANIC-MODE After Leaked Video Shows Biden Doing THIS (Video)

(Breitbart) – Vice President Joe Biden spoke out forcefully against appointing a new Supreme Court justice in an election year–in 1992, when he was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and George H.W. Bush was running for re-election. Footage of Biden delivering an emphatic floor speech on the subject on June 25, 1992 was unearthed by C-SPAN on …

February 22, 2016, 2:14 pm ·

How Jeb Spent $130 Million, With Nothing to Show

(NY Times) – When Jeb Bush formally entered the presidential campaign in June, there was already more money behind him than every other Republican candidate combined. When he suspended his campaign on Saturday night in South Carolina, Mr. Bush had burned through the vast majority of that cash without winning a single state. It may go down as one …

February 22, 2016, 2:11 pm ·

Rubio: No Victory Predictions

(Washington Post) – Mainstream Republican donors and elected officials are swiftly flocking to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) amid a growing sense that is he is the last best chance to prevent Donald Trump from running away with the Republican nomination. But Rubio’s path remains narrow and perilous. He has yet to win a state, and …

February 22, 2016, 2:07 pm ·

Obama: I’m Not a ‘Big Government, Crazy Liberal’

‘It’s not like I get up every morning and say, How can I add more work for me?’ (Washington Examiner) – President Obama on Monday denied conservative arguments that he’s a “big government, crazy liberal,” and said instead he has welcomed regulatory reform during his time in office. Responding to a question from GOP Maryland …

February 22, 2016, 2:03 pm ·

Sandy Hook Families Pull Trigger on Suing Gunmaker

‘They should be accountable’ for stolen weapons used in shooting (CNN) – To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden’s youngest son, Daniel, and Wheeler’s son, Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. “(My husband) Mark and …

February 22, 2016, 2:01 pm ·

Cruz Fires Top Aide Over Rubio Bible Tweet

Marco: ‘This is a pattern now’ Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has asked the communications director for his presidential campaign to resign after he distributed a story that portrayed GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio as dismissing the Bible. Cruz fired Rick Tyler following days in which Cruz has been dogged for his campaign tactics by Rubio …

February 22, 2016, 1:59 pm ·
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