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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

 









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Obama threatens Assad but misses the point
"If intervention in Syria is the proper course for
the U.S., we should already have intervened."
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GOP´s $4.6T ´fiscal cliff´counterproposal rebuffed
Submitted a hour or so before midnight Monday night.
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Amb. Rice and Sec .Clinton cat fight continues
A long detailed piece on the relationship.Clearly Rice
doesn't have the chops. In the end, bet on Hillary.
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Benghazi Storytelling
As southern fried Zell Miller used to say,
"It goes own and own and own."
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The open-and-shut administration
Many, many columns to come from more-in-pain-than-
sorrow liberals.
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Obama Said to Consider Vogue Editor Wintour for U.K. Embassy
How much more humiliation can the Brits take from us?
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Must Reads for Monday, December 03, 2012
Yesterday's Must-Reads for those who missed.
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Ldotter Note: Don't Forget to Visit TheConnection
The Place Where Eagles Gather.
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Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

      


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Christian Science Monitor, by Peter Grier    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/27/2016 6:06:30 PM     Post Reply
Washington — Tuesday was pretty good for Donald Trump. He swept five states and edged closer to the magic number of 1,237 delegates needed to win the Republican presidential nomination. His winning numbers were impressive, ranging from 54 percent of the GOP primary vote in Maryland to 64 percent in Rhode Island. It sure looks like he’s no longer a plurality candidate winning split fields by less than majority vote. (Snip) TURNOUT. Yes, Trump won big on Tuesday. But he did so with a relatively small GOP turnout. In the six northeastern states that voted during the last eight days,

   

 

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Trump’s Followers Aren’t Interested in
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National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/28/2016 4:44:17 AM     Post Reply
There will be blood. On Tuesday night, Donald Trump swept the “Acela Corridor” primaries — Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Rhode Island — and made it more likely than ever that he will be the Republican nominee. Next week’s Indiana primary is now truly a must-win contest for Ted Cruz. (It’s never a good sign when an event is being touted as your “Alamo.”) And even if Cruz can keep Trump from winning the nomination outright, taking the nomination from him at a contested convention is now far more difficult. But on Wednesday morning, Trump fans had pitchforks poised. Early

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NBC News, by Carrie Dann    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/28/2016 9:05:38 AM     Post Reply
John Boehner is not a big fan of Ted Cruz. So much so, in fact, that the former Republican House Speaker told an audience at Stanford University Wednesday that the Texas senator is "Lucifer in the flesh" and a "miserable son of a b***h." Asked about the 2016 presidential candidate at a forum hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau, Boehner drew laughter for making a face of disgust, according to the Stanford Daily. "Lucifer in the flesh," Boehner said, according to the paper. "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I

Winners and losers from the I-95 primaries
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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2016 4:11:35 AM     Post Reply
Voters in five states stretching from the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast went to the polls on Tuesday. At the presidential level, Donald Trump crushed his two remaining competitors, while Hillary Clinton took four of the five states in play, extending her delegate lead over Bernie Sanders. I picked some winners and some losers from the night that was. They´re below. Winners • Donald Trump: This was an an absolutely sweeping across-the-board victory for the real estate mogul. From a delegate perspective, this may wind up being Trump´s single best night of the primary process. His massive wins in Connecticut and Maryland help him

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USA Today, by Stephanie Wang, Chelsea Schneider, Tony    Original Article
Posted By: Muguy- 4/27/2016 7:14:58 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz tapped former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as his running mate Wednesday at an Indianapolis rally where he attempted to undercut front-runner Donald Trump’s momentum the day after he swept contests in five states. Cruz said among the "most solemn choices" a presidential candidate makes is selecting a running mate. He also acknowledged the unusual timing of the announcement and that some might ask — "why now?" While acknowledging the early selection was “unusual,” Cruz said so was this year’s campaign.

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Posted By: chickadee- 4/28/2016 8:30:19 AM     Post Reply
The most remarkable aspect of Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech was that someone actually wrote it out and put it in the teleprompter. It was so filled with internal contradictions, falsehoods and genuinely crazy assertions that one would have thought Trump was speaking extemporaneously. It was a vivid display as to why he is thoroughly unprepared to become commander in chief. If anything comes of it, one hopes that a third candidate, sickened to his stomach, will have watched this, jumped from his seat and declared himself ready to rescue the country from the possibility that Trump might be president.

   

 

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Trump calls talk of
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The Hill, by Jesse Byrnes    Original Article
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"[Cruz] has got no path to victory and he´s naming a VP candidate. I guess that´s cute..." @realDonaldTrumphttps://t.co/DfxhobcGlr — FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) April 27, 2016 Donald Trump early Wednesday bashed speculation that Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz will name former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his running mate before several upcoming primaries are undecided. "I think it hurts him. I can´t imagine he does it. First of all, he shouldn´t be naming anybody because he doesn´t even have a chance," Trump said during a phone interview on "Fox and Friends." "He´s millions of votes behind, he´s hundreds of delegates behind ... he´s got

Donald Trump explains how
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New York Post, by Bob Fredericks    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2016 3:25:44 PM     Post Reply
GOP front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to put US security “above all else” if elected president and offered a vision of a non-interventionist, America-first foreign policy. “’America first’ will be the major and overriding theme of my administration,” Trump said during his first foreign policy speech in Washington, DC. “I will be America’s greatest defender and most loyal champion. No American citizen will ever feel that their needs come second to a citizen of a foreign country,” he said, echoing a familiar theme but in a far more serious tone than on the campaign trail. “Our goal is peace and prosperity, not

Obama: We’re living in ‘most
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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/27/2016 4:24:19 AM     Post Reply
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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/27/2016 12:27:42 PM     Post Reply
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Team Obama raising tobacco prices at
U.S. military bases to curb smoking

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Washington Times, by Carlo Muñoz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/27/2016 5:35:36 PM     Post Reply
The Pentagon is looking to raise the price of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco sold on U.S. military installations worldwide, in an attempt to ween U.S. service members from tobacco use. Defense Secretary Ash Carter codified the policy in an April 8th department-wide memorandum, which also expanded smoke-free areas on American military bases, according to Reuters. The new tobacco policy would increase prices on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco sold at U.S. military commissaries and post exchanges to match the price of tobacco products sold off base, which are subject to state and local taxes. Currently, tobacco products sold on U.S. bases

   

 

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An Open Letter to Conservative Friends
Supporting Donald Trump

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Breitbart, by Brent Bozell    Original Article
Posted By: Calvinesq- 4/27/2016 11:35:46 AM     Post Reply
I’ve endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). I was a contributor to National Review’s Against Trump symposium at the beginning of the year. Sarah Palin, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee and Phyllis Schlafly—you are friends and allies, serious men and women for whom I have great respect. You and other conservatives disagreed. I pen this open letter to you. [Snip] Let’s look at Mr. Trump’s record during this campaign. He’s declared his support for single-payer healthcare. That puts him to the left of Obamacare. He’s re-declared his support for Planned Parenthood. He’s re-supporting tax increases. He’s supported crony capitalism. He’s endorsed “touchback”

   

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