News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Thu, 27 26 2015 10:26:14 GMT Thu, 27 26 2015 10:26:14 GMT John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A ‘Jackass’ At Fundraiser Thu, 27 07 2015 09:07:45 GMT c2064c3f2964e77a08eed6bb5e00483c055d8aea Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas Posted By: jackson- Thu, 27 07 2015 09:07:45 GMT Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job. That remark rubbed some attendees the wrong way. “I don’t think it’s terribly speaker'like, and I think it kind of goes against everything that Reagan ever said about disparaging Republicans,” said Ed MacArthur, Suddenly Media Worried Over Reporting Race'Based Motive of Killer of White Reporters Thu, 27 06 2015 09:06:58 GMT fa53e29c562567da487b4b8ded4666b5b0cc57b1 Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 27 06 2015 09:06:58 GMT During the reporting of the murders in a black church in Charleston, the assumed racist motive of the shooter, white man Dylann Roof, was immediately the talk of the media. But now, after an African American murdered two white former co'workers and then released a 23'page, race'tinged manifesto, some in the media are suddenly squeamish about reporting the race'based motives of the killer. On the day he killed two white former co'workers of WSBJ TV in Virginia, killer Vester Lee Flanagan sent a rambling 23'page manifesto to ABC’s New York offices explaining that he was killing his white co'workers to Megyn Kelly accuses Ted Cruz of dodging her question as he fires back at 'mainstream-media liberal' agenda Thu, 27 44 2015 08:44:15 GMT 8f5abbadb249ec04bf9021d8f984e621c8871050 Business Insider, by Colin Campbell Posted By: JoElla Bee- Thu, 27 44 2015 08:44:15 GMT Presidential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delighted some conservatives Tuesday night by challenging the premise of a question posed by Fox News host Megyn Kelly. In a relatively confrontational exchange, Kelly repeatedly asked Cruz what he would do with children born in the US whose parents came into the country illegally. "We should start with focusing on areas of bipartisan agreement," Cruz said the first time Kelly asked. "Where is there bipartisan agreement? On two major areas, No. 1, that we should do everything to secure the border and stop illegal immigration, and, No. 2, to improve and streamline Giuliani´s New York, Shattered Thu, 27 40 2015 08:40:04 GMT e9685997e75db61c588f56c89e11581e48169c67 Weekly Standard, by Robert Ehrlich Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 27 40 2015 08:40:04 GMT As New York suffers through yet another challenging era of ineffective political leadership, it is worthwhile to recall what one leader can accomplish under the most difficult circumstances. Context here is New York, New York, circa the bad old days of the 1980s. Many of that era’s pundits had decided to write off The Big Apple. The David Dinkins era was the nadir—rampant crime, dangerous schools, a declining real estate market, and a depressed (and fleeing) small business community—a scene reminiscent of the bleeding, burning New York of the 1960s. Then there came along a tough'talking crime fighting former federal prosecutor Ted Cruz, Donald Trump to hold anti'Iran deal rally in D.C. Thu, 27 37 2015 08:37:33 GMT 53725708e00d6c0aed7122bc79e462201b7acefb Politico, by Seung Min Kim Posted By: JoElla Bee- Thu, 27 37 2015 08:37:33 GMT Though they’re rivals on the campaign trail, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are teaming up for a joint attack on President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. The Texas GOP senator’s campaign announced Thursday that he’s invited Trump to join a rally planned at the Capitol soon to pressure lawmakers on opposing the nuclear agreement. The rally is sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America. “We are thankful for all their hard work on this effort and will have more details on time, date, and location as they are finalized,” the Cruz Dan Rather ´Suspicious´ Trump and Fox Are Faking Feud Thu, 27 32 2015 08:32:55 GMT 39685225a29c1f50d358c2a49482da40fafcf3fe Newsbusters, by Mark Finkelstein Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 27 32 2015 08:32:55 GMT When it comes to fake news stories, if anyone´s an expert it´s Dan Rather . . . The disgraced former CBS News anchor has a new twist on the vast right'wing conspiracy. Instead of plotting against poor innocents like Bill and Hillary, those conspiratorial conservatives are now creating phony feuds among themselves! On Rachel Maddow´s show tonight, Rather declared himself "suspicious" about the battle between Donald Trump and Fox News, suggesting that Trump and Roger Ailes might have "gotten together and planned out" the feud for their mutual benefit. For good measure, Rather went on to analogize Trump to segregationist presidential Hillary Clinton Hits Lows on Favorability, Trustworthiness in Poll Thu, 27 35 2015 07:35:09 GMT 700dfccf5feba8530fbfc15dfd9656daa672e115 Wall Street Journal, by Byron Tau Posted By: SoCalGal- Thu, 27 35 2015 07:35:09 GMT A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Hillary Clinton hitting new lows on measures of honesty, favorability and trustworthiness, the latest evidence of Democratic frontrunner slipping in the polls. The Quinnipiac poll found that 51% of voters have an unfavorable impression of her, her worst score ever on that measure. The poll also found that 61% of voters say she is not honest and trustworthy, another record low. On the honest and trustworthy question, that is up from 57% in a July Quinnipiac poll. Her slide in the polls comes as the controversy over her use of private email continues in Washington. Trump is ´arrogant´, Hillary is a ´liar´ and Jeb is a ´Bush´, says poll Thu, 27 30 2015 07:30:29 GMT f7c958fca10da6259cd7ce76de6917fb5879dc43 Fortune, by Benjamin Snyder Posted By: jackson- Thu, 27 30 2015 07:30:29 GMT A poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University found that Hillary Clinton is a liar, Donald Trump is arrogant and Jeb Bush is, well, a Bush. In a release, liar is the word that voters answered frequently in an open-ended question about Clinton, while voters called Trump arrogant and Bush was named a member of his family. The poll also found that Vice President Joe Biden has an edge over former Secretary of State Clinton when pitted against the Republican contenders for president. He added: “On the Democratic side, Secretary Hillary Clinton continues her slide while Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to Clinton Compares GOP Candidates’ Stance on Women to Terrorists Thu, 27 25 2015 07:25:47 GMT e896d8abdc21ec60c253393056fbe510fdec5170 Mediaite, by Alex Griswold Posted By: Drive- Thu, 27 25 2015 07:25:47 GMT Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton compared her Republican rivals’ stance on women to that of a terrorist group during a Thursday campaign rally. “Now extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world,” Clinton said at a rally in Cleveland. “But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the President of the United States, yet they espouse out of date and out of touch policies,” she said. “They are dead wrong for 21st Century America. We Donna Brazile praises Bush’s Katrina response on flight with Obama Thu, 27 54 2015 06:54:59 GMT 204ef7c66d3ea91c63ad65ae79c0fdbb530635ce The Hill, by Jordan Fabian Posted By: Drive- Thu, 27 54 2015 06:54:59 GMT Donna Brazile, a prominent Democratic political operative, praised President George W. Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina on Thursday, just hours before President Obama’s speech in New Orleans marking the storm’s 10th anniversary. Brazile, a Louisiana native, has applauded Bush’s Katrina response before. But she made her latest comments on board Air Force One while flying to the Big Easy with Obama, who has previously criticized’s his predecessor’s handling of the storm recovery. “Under President Bush’s leadership, we got it right,” she told reporters. Brazile said Bush’s initial response to the storm was “slow,” but chalked that up to chaos plaguing state and local Words Voters Choose to Describe Hillary Clinton: ‘Liar,’ ‘Dishonest’ Thu, 27 33 2015 06:33:30 GMT 4c1b5fceae9c68546cb92291d0f55a497e80a4d3 Mediaite, by Alex Griswold Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 27 33 2015 06:33:30 GMT A new Quinnipiac poll has more bad news for the Hillary Clinton campaign, with poll results showing voters think of Clinton as “dishonest” and a “liar.” “What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Hillary Clinton?” Quinnipiac asked. All three of the most popular answers were along the same lines: “liar,” “dishonest,” and “untrustworthy.” After those responses, Clinton nets a few positive responses, such as “experience” and “strong.” But then the negative qualifiers begin again, with responses like “crook,” “untruthful,” “criminal,” and “deceitful.” The same question was asked of Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. The top Republicans stay mostly silent in face of Trump’s bigotry and misogyny Thu, 27 22 2015 06:22:00 GMT f2e73c91f6f1c3059e4c6e91ab0a89a233783690 Washington Post, by Dana Milbank Posted By: Krazy Kamper- Thu, 27 22 2015 06:22:00 GMT Wednesday was Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote 95 years ago. And how have Republicans marked this egalitarian milestone? Why, with another bimbo eruption, of course. The perpetrator, as usual, was Donald Trump, the front'runner for the GOP presidential nomination, who, in his three'week'old feud with debate moderator Megyn Kelly, circulated a tweet late Monday once again referring to the Fox News star as a “bimbo.” Fox News boss Roger Ailes, who had already had words with Trump over his sexist attacks on the anchor, fired back Tuesday with Trump on shooting of journalists: ´This isn´t a gun problem´ Thu, 27 18 2015 06:18:48 GMT c195a877a775887db5d45529814049f4f8d642e5 Politico, by Nick Gass Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 27 18 2015 06:18:48 GMT Donald Trump lamented the state of mental illness in the United States on Thursday, calling it “just a massive problem,” one of many the country has. But Wednesday’s shooting that killed two journalists in Virginia and injured another woman represented “a mental problem,” not “a gun problem,” Trump said in an interview on CNN’s “New Day.” Instead of focusing on gun control, Trump said, as president he would focus more on dealing with mental health issues. “This was a very sick man and it’s just too bad that we can’t figure these things out beforehand. I mean, everybody sees the Scarborough Thanks MSNBC Boss for Booting Liberal Hosts Thu, 27 01 2015 06:01:51 GMT c8d95ed1495288afa1981a070cbd6e152b690cba Newsbusters, by Mark Finkelstein Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 27 01 2015 06:01:51 GMT The morning after Al Sharpton was booted to the Sunday morning desert from his evening show, and not long after Ed Schultz and Alex Wagner were relieved of their hosting duties, Joe Scarborough has profusely thanked NBC News honcho Andrew Lack for making those changes. On today´s Morning Joe, Scarborough was discussing stunning poll results in which the first word that came to voters´ minds about Hillary was "liar." Asked what was the worst thing said about him in such polling, Scarborough said "he works for MSNBC was always the worst." But Joe then added, his hands steepled in a Coloring books for grown'ups draw worldwide attention Thu, 27 43 2015 05:43:58 GMT fea981c5e65465b83d97f8553898f444646f4c4f CBS News, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 27 43 2015 05:43:58 GMT (Video) Some of the hottest books this summer are selling faster than they can be printed, but no one´s buying them to see words or photos. This fad is all about coloring books, reports CBS News correspondent Vinita Nair. Some say it´s the back'and'forth movement they find soothing, others say it´s about unplugging from a stressful life. While some may scoff at the idea of an adult coloring book, the global interest in the genre has catapulted it into the mainstream. "It´s almost hypnotic '' the scratching of the pencil on the page; you´re creating something beautiful that you might Rethinking Warren G. Harding Thu, 27 54 2015 04:54:04 GMT 89289c1d2b8858cf26264094d43518680bb87df9 New York Times, by Ronald Radosh & Allis Radosh Posted By: Judy W.- Thu, 27 54 2015 04:54:04 GMT THE last year or so has not been kind to Warren G. Harding, who was the 29th president, from 1921 to 1923. Last summer the Library of Congress released his steamy love letters to his neighbor Carrie Phillips. More recently, some of Harding’s descendants had their DNA tested, to see if there was any truth to the claim of Nan Britton, the author of the tell'all book “The President’s Daughter,” that she had borne Harding’s child. They released the results last month. It turns out she had. (Snip) But the low regard for Harding today stands in sharp contrast to Trump: ´I have nothing against Megyn Kelly´ Thu, 27 52 2015 04:52:50 GMT e883a3ce420285a2250fe3e0abf7d13b9a493d6f CNN, by Jeremy Diamond Posted By: JoElla Bee- Thu, 27 52 2015 04:52:50 GMT Washington—Donald Trump tried to put his feud with Megyn Kelly to rest on Thursday, walking back shots he leveled at the Fox News host just days earlier. "I have nothing against Megyn Kelly. As far as I´m concerned it´s fine, and she´ll do her thing and I wish her a lot of luck," Trump told CNN´s Chris Cuomo on "New Day." That came just days after Trump launched an unprovoked assault on Kelly '' just returned from vacation '' as her program aired Monday night. He tweeted that the Fox News anchor was "off her game," that he liked her Demogratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year Thu, 27 33 2015 04:33:55 GMT 11a14b5c3f7f8b1dc81b7066848738a64a8a219e Associated Press, by JULIE BYKOWICZ Posted By: Toledo- Thu, 27 33 2015 04:33:55 GMT WASHINGTON '' The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race. Underdeveloped party resources such as voter data files could become a serious disadvantage for the eventual nominee, particularly if that person is not front'runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, who would enter a general election contest with her own outreach network. Those fundraising realities are top of mind as Democratic officials, donors and activists meet Thursday Biden to meet with AFL'CIO chief as he ponders White House run Thu, 27 26 2015 04:26:40 GMT 3d82aa1a726abbb688f2dc24b2b67d26b14ba110 Reuters, by Amanda Becker Posted By: Toledo- Thu, 27 26 2015 04:26:40 GMT U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet on Thursday with AFL'CIO President Richard Trumka as he explores whether to launch a run for the White House in 2016, a source familiar with the meeting said. Biden, who failed in two previous presidential bids, has been huddling with advisers and senior Democratic Party figures before he decides whether to jump into the race for the presidential nomination against front'runner Hillary Clinton. Clinton has struggled to overcome fallout from her use of a private email server while working as the nation´s top diplomat. The AFL'CIO labor federation, an umbrella group for 56 member unions representing Up to 50 refugees found dead in truck in Austria, European leaders ´shaken´ Thu, 27 24 2015 04:24:17 GMT e4702c55f8ea321025b1938598b1a703e068453f Reuters, by KARIN STROHECKER Posted By: Toledo- Thu, 27 24 2015 04:24:17 GMT As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked truck in Austria near the Hungarian border on Thursday, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discovery had shaken European leaders discussing the migrant crisis at a Balkans summit. Police made the grisly discovery in the 7.5'tonne truck stopped on the A4 motorway near the town of Parndorf, apparently since Wednesday, Hans Peter Doskozil, police chief in the province of Burgenland, told a news conference. He said he could not put an exact figure on the number of victims, whose bodies had begun to decompose. "We can assume that it could If Clinton Loses Her Security Clearance, Could She Still Be President? Thu, 27 01 2015 04:01:11 GMT 2c5691223f048e6005c9a80f37e67f16937e1b8b Fiscal Times, by Edward Morrissey Posted By: Toledo- Thu, 27 01 2015 04:01:11 GMT For the past six months, the issue of Hillary Clinton’s secret e'mail server has mainly played out as a campaign news story, and for good reason. It provides plenty of drama in a Democratic primary that lacked any suspense until just recently. The former Secretary of State had come up short in 2008 in her bid to become the first woman at the top of a major party presidential ticket, and she had spent four years serving Barack Obama as preparation for a second run at the nomination. Thanks to a series of devastating losses in state and local elections over Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists Thu, 27 46 2015 03:46:29 GMT e907329ae8bfbbdddd61768b2bbb4d00f3583242 New York Times, by Stephanie Clifford Posted By: Drive- Thu, 27 46 2015 03:46:29 GMT For some gay activists, it had shades of bathhouse raids and gay'bar roundups from decades ago. On Tuesday, federal authorities burst into the Union Square office of the gay'escort website and arrested the chief executive and several employees on prostitution charges. Rentboy, which federal authorities called the biggest male'escort website, had been around for almost two decades, allowing escorts to pay to advertise themselves. It was well known in the gay community, hosting pool parties, dances and awards shows throughout the country. After federal authorities charged its top executives with promoting prostitution, seized the website and went after the business’s assets Jorge Ramos Is an Immigration Activist Posing as a Reporter Thu, 27 23 2015 03:23:24 GMT 9804eaaa86dbe61f246dd33101b35d25279e16a0 National Review, by Ian Tuttle Posted By: garnet- Thu, 27 23 2015 03:23:24 GMT Donald Trump might not have paid for that microphone, but he sure as hell owned it. At a press conference in Iowa on Tuesday, Trump had barely reached the podium before Jorge Ramos, superstar anchor for Spanish'language network Univision, began interrogating him about his immigration platform. Trump, who already had called on a different journalist for the first question, told Ramos to be quiet and wait his turn. Ramos refused: “I have the right to ask a question,” he declared. At a nod from The Donald, security escorted Ramos from the room.Jorge Ramos may be the award'winning celebrity anchor of Could 2016 be a law and order election? Thu, 27 02 2015 03:02:10 GMT cc14d8d0e1167770e65d980ef78445b1e2f4c345 Washington Post, by Ed Rogers Posted By: garnet- Thu, 27 02 2015 03:02:10 GMT While the media are captivated by other things, a sleeper issue may be beginning to stir, and it may have a meaningful impact on the 2016 elections. That is, crime. As a Post editorial points out, we can’t be totally sure yet if the rises in crime rates this year are “the beginning of unsettling trends or mere blips.” But it is well documented that there has been a recent spike in crime. Murders in the District are up nearly 30 percent from last year. And Heather Mac Donald wrote an eye'opening article in May in the Wall Street Journal Donald Trump Told Dreamers They’d Convinced Him On Immigration, They Say Thu, 27 57 2015 02:57:15 GMT 40393c4655a5d633a25c30e7b657b075f11f61e1 Buzzfeed, by Adrian Carrasquillo Posted By: garnet- Thu, 27 57 2015 02:57:15 GMT On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in a pair of men — one to talk about the awards and a Democratic strategist who works with nonprofits — and three young DREAMer activists. The DREAMers were on a tour sharing their stories with those less likely to support them, like Tea Party supporters. Trump, according to four attendees