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Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us
for sex in the Dominican Republic

Daily Caller, by Matthew Boyle

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Posted By:Drive, 11/1/2012 8:09:52 AM

Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year. In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100. The women spoke through a translator in the company of their attorney, Melanio Figueroa.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: disasterman, 11/1/2012 8:11:51 AM     (No. 8978922)

CNN is already setting up a talk show for the Congressman.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: suejeanne, 11/1/2012 8:16:47 AM     (No. 8978931)

Paging Gloria Allred, paging Gloria Allred!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/1/2012 8:16:58 AM     (No. 8978932)

The only thing worse than paying for these types of services is.... failing to pay for them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Oriton, 11/1/2012 8:18:14 AM     (No. 8978936)

Poster 2, my exact first thought. I hear crickets though.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/1/2012 8:20:49 AM     (No. 8978943)

So Menendez is the one Drudge was referencing with his 'teaser'. Hmmmmm--a Democrat--surely they don't pay for sex. Ask Teddy K or Dodd or Franks.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mizzmac, 11/1/2012 8:21:09 AM     (No. 8978946)

Sadly, nothing new here.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Throwback, 11/1/2012 8:21:51 AM     (No. 8978948)

In his defense, he ran the $500 payment through his new HHS Choomster-Care payment schedule calculator.

They are lucky they got more than a pain pill.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/1/2012 8:21:52 AM     (No. 8978949)

This is the senator who demanded that members of our Secret Service be fired for hiring prostitutes in Columbia.
.... Oh my! The glass houses are coming down.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 11/1/2012 8:22:48 AM     (No. 8978953)

The senator has a pretty good expense package, one of the GSA credit cards. The little pin dick stiffed em anyway.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/1/2012 8:26:59 AM     (No. 8978963)

Posted previously

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=709906


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Reply 11 - Posted by: beca, 11/1/2012 8:27:37 AM     (No. 8978966)

#3 ^5 lol...nothing like a woman scorned......gotta pay the hohoho..or she isnt bashful about talking......stingy senator....wouldnt it be nice if he was as tight with out tax dollars....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fed-up, 11/1/2012 8:28:54 AM     (No. 8978970)

This first thing I wondered was if he was up for re-election, and of course, he is. I don't like these "surprises" regardless of party affiliation. He may be a rat, but to bring it out now, looks bad for the challenger. I say it will backfire.

New Jersey has enough to worry about right now. This will look petty and desperate.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/1/2012 8:30:13 AM     (No. 8978974)

A last minute windfall for his opponent in the New Jersey senate race, Republican Joe Kyrillos.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 11/1/2012 8:30:50 AM     (No. 8978980)

He's a liberal - this will get him more votes.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/1/2012 8:31:54 AM     (No. 8978983)

Don't know what the "problem" is. Such "activity" is considered a resume enhancer by the demonrat party. In fact, I believe being a low-life-womanizing-loser is in the job description and a requirement to be a "senator" in the demonrat party.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Quaestio, 11/1/2012 8:32:02 AM     (No. 8978985)

#14 beat me to it. My guess is he was sliding in popularity, got jealous of all the recent attention on Bill Clinton, and this was the strategy his office came up with.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 11/1/2012 8:36:37 AM     (No. 8978992)

Hopefully this will derail the career of his snotty daughter Alicia, the the democrap strategist TV talking head.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: LZK, 11/1/2012 8:37:22 AM     (No. 8978996)

I'm shocked I tell you -- simply shocked that a senator from New Jersey would stoop so low.....

Sarcasm -- big time!!

Why Governor Christi was kissing some butt yesterday -- wasn't he? Wonder what the cost of that piece of political maneuvering was -- eh????

LZK

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Reply 19 - Posted by: cartcart, 11/1/2012 8:39:42 AM     (No. 8979004)

At first the cared, then he didn't? This guy is a sleaze! Dems always care. And girls, it is not all about money, is it?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tommyr, 11/1/2012 8:48:23 AM     (No. 8979033)

Another question is just who paid for the luxury resort?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: cheese, 11/1/2012 8:53:19 AM     (No. 8979043)

Hunh. I guess the ladies didn't know that they needed to cover the $400.00 deductible themselves. Maybe they can call Sandra Fluck for information and assistance.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Geelabeela828, 11/1/2012 8:56:17 AM     (No. 8979049)

What is it with these people and Easter Sunday? Most of us are on our knees for a far more important reason.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lana720, 11/1/2012 8:59:19 AM     (No. 8979053)

Maybe he paid $400 for the cigars and $100 for the girls? It's a dem thing. Cheap SOB.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: qmcgs, 11/1/2012 9:00:44 AM     (No. 8979055)

Has the senator been blackmailed?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: owl, 11/1/2012 9:03:07 AM     (No. 8979058)

Puh-leeze let this make it to the supermarket tabloids . Nothing is so fun as watching the Lames juggle handgrenades .

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Reply 26 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/1/2012 9:08:20 AM     (No. 8979077)

He is now qualified for a Secret Service job, and vice versa if you think about it. The third choice is being a TSA agent.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/1/2012 9:11:09 AM     (No. 8979089)

After the way the Governor of NJ acted the last two days, in blessing the G_D -like President for doing the job he is hired to do, the whole thing plain stinks. While Christie was kissing Obama's butt, many 1000's of people were stuck, stranded, decimated, you name it. If the two egomaniacs could get off TV and do their jobs,
people might have a chance to get their lives back together sooner. Their burlesque act make me sick to my stomach. I don't muck like the mayor of NYC but at least he had the common sense to tell the President NO, stay away, and take care of your job from D>C>, the way you are supposed to. The way the NJ Governor acted was unbelievable, especially when other states are in desperate straits also. Bipartisanship ship my butt. Obama has none in his DNA. Christie acted like a fool,in my opinion. He should go take lessons from the Governor of Lousiana, who knows how to conduct himself, and be a leader.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Alex, 11/1/2012 9:22:36 AM     (No. 8979120)

According to this web site http://gocaribbean.about.com/od/healthandsafety/a/Caribbeansex_2.htm prostitution is legal in the DR and since Menendez isn't married where's the scandal? The possibility that he ripped off the ladies of the evening might make him look bad, but that's what democrats do, look bad.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Bevan, 11/1/2012 9:28:41 AM     (No. 8979130)

Finally, a fiscally conservative democrat! s/

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Reply 30 - Posted by: FunOne, 11/1/2012 9:35:00 AM     (No. 8979145)

Were this a republican senator, his fellow party members would ask him to resign.

But, being a democrat, this is a resume enhancer for Menendez.

This illustrates the different value system of the dems v. GOP.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 11/1/2012 9:37:23 AM     (No. 8979150)

Paying for it is the only way the snivelling little pantywaiste is gonna get some.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: nightvision, 11/1/2012 9:41:39 AM     (No. 8979162)

It's a little late for an 'October surprise', but what the heck.

This guy is a weasel-faced RAT!
On his Wiki entry, there's a whole list of "controversies" he's been involved with.
And I just love this: "A poll released by CBS and the New York Times in 2006 asked participants to name the first thing that came to their minds when hearing Menendez's name: the top answer given was “corruption” or “crooked”."

#12, you're kidding, right?


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Reply 33 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/1/2012 9:42:55 AM     (No. 8979164)

And guess who's money he used...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/1/2012 9:43:42 AM     (No. 8979167)

To the 'Rats it upgrades his resume. Bringing him closer to Bubba.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/1/2012 9:51:16 AM     (No. 8979194)

how do you make a hormone?
Don't pay her.

(Sorry, lucianne, I lapsed into my h.s. mode)

Menendez has a corrupt practice of renting his property to non profits who he obtains earmarks for.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Hazymac, 11/1/2012 9:58:02 AM     (No. 8979208)

So that worthless mouth on the federal fisc, Moon Man Menendez, has the fire down below. Who knew or even suspected? Or cared? Hey, senator, aren't you supposed to agree on the tariff before dropping trou? Ain't it just like a Democrat to short change a horizontal performance artist after the fact? What a scum bucket Menendez is.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/1/2012 9:59:18 AM     (No. 8979211)

He did to her what the Democrats do to us on Social Security. Only give back 1/5 of what you could have earned in a privately managed financial investment.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: papasparky, 11/1/2012 10:04:38 AM     (No. 8979229)

Rework of an old joke:

QUESTION; What is the definition of a three time loser?

Answer; A DR prostitute with HIV driving her Chevy Volt to the bank with a rubber check from a Democrat Senator.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Butch59, 11/1/2012 10:07:51 AM     (No. 8979248)

I can just see all the other Dim senators crowding around Menendez, looking at him with adoration and asking him "Hey man, just how did you get away with stiffing those "broads" $400? We'd all like to know"!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: amylu, 11/1/2012 10:11:02 AM     (No. 8979263)

The way Drudge hyped this all day, I was expecting a really BIG somebody. What a let-down!

Who is this little gnat? I wouldn't recognize him if I passed him on the street. His photo, though, reminds me of Jim Bakker, the TV preacher who scandalized the nation many years back.

Moving on...

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Reply 41 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/1/2012 10:19:37 AM     (No. 8979291)

Just goes to show, don't ever try to screw a hooker. She's a professional!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/1/2012 10:22:49 AM     (No. 8979307)

He is a Demon-RAT. Nobody expects any moral convictions from him, so why is this even news???

To be honest, if this is true, I'm just shocked this was with female prostitutes.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Salt5792, 11/1/2012 10:27:56 AM     (No. 8979334)

If only whoring was the worst thing that Democrats do.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/1/2012 10:41:15 AM     (No. 8979397)

A hundred bucks? Is this a case of unequal pay for the same work? A possible question is, how much were the male prostitutes working out of Barney Frank's house being paid?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: faldo, 11/1/2012 10:51:05 AM     (No. 8979442)

Will Menendez resign in disgrace and allow Christie to name a replacement until a special election can be held...?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: rplat, 11/1/2012 10:51:50 AM     (No. 8979447)

I’m sure he had simply and inadvertently drawn down his “hooker” account below the level of his last transaction and he just didn’t have enough cash to pay the girls. Easily fixed with an immediate deposit. Now move on, nothing more to see here . . . I mean for goodness sake couldn’t anybody have made this innocent mistake?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: KS.Kayla, 11/1/2012 11:22:18 AM     (No. 8979562)


I do not like this type of politics-bringing out accusations right before the election. I don't know anything about this fellow-or whether their is truth to it or not. It's easy to make up a story & hope it sticks-the Dems have been doing it for years!
As to whether it would affect the election-I can't imagine that it would. Democrats seem to expect this from their leaders, how else would you explain Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, etc.


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Reply 48 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/1/2012 11:33:36 AM     (No. 8979612)

Yes, and your point is?

He is a Lib, I'm sure his wife is OK with this, right?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Donna M, 11/1/2012 11:47:32 AM     (No. 8979664)

If it were close, it might put Joe Kyrillos (a good man, but didn't ace it in the one critical debate) over the top, but Menendez has something like a 20 point lead, and the corrupt NJ media has squashed any mention of this.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: GardenGal, 11/1/2012 12:10:33 PM     (No. 8979746)

#48, he is divorced.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: radrelic, 11/1/2012 12:16:37 PM     (No. 8979770)

Typical dem politician hypocrisy.

But Newt also was saying one thing and doing another and one other than his used up sickly spouse.

This goes nowhere because GOP weren't voting for him and dems do not care.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/1/2012 12:21:58 PM     (No. 8979793)

Career enhancement.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: horacer, 11/1/2012 12:33:39 PM     (No. 8979836)

This belongs with the Trump announcement and Allreds fiasco. David Vitter (R) - LA was married when he got caught. Hookers didn't hurt him. Public officials acting like pigs isn't news anymore.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/1/2012 12:36:17 PM     (No. 8979847)

Is there anyone in Congress that is moral or honest?

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 11/1/2012 12:55:08 PM     (No. 8979895)

I think the real crime here is that we have plenty of working women here willing to do the job. But, no, this senator has to send jobs overseas. Really, what's wrong with Admiral Wilson Boulevard there senator?

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Flipper3, 11/1/2012 1:07:27 PM     (No. 8979930)

$500 to $100? It's good to see that one Dem knows something about debt reduction.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/1/2012 1:42:15 PM     (No. 8980018)

Menendez didn't pay his sex with a putamama in Dominican Republic.
We taxpayers did.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: MKirkUSN, 11/1/2012 3:26:44 PM     (No. 8980302)

I guess not all Dem's are against offshore drilling after all.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Father of Internet, 11/1/2012 4:10:24 PM     (No. 8980431)

Doesn't matter. The NJ Supreme Court will allow Jon Corzine to replace Menendez at the last minute, stating that NJ voters MUST have a choice! Worst logic ever when they allowed Torricelli to be replaced by Lautencadaver at the last minute...


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Reply 60 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 11/1/2012 4:14:58 PM     (No. 8980441)

Poor working girls just trying to make living whoring, much like Menendez...now this.
I hope they didn't catch "greasy politician " from him, or worse the dreaded "mafioso"


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Reply 61 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 11/1/2012 5:40:27 PM     (No. 8980619)

Don't believe it. It is a cash in advance business. You can't reposses or take out a mechanic's lein if you aren't paid.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: carolina blue, 11/1/2012 5:45:06 PM     (No. 8980629)

I am just in utter shock I tell you...just cant believe it. Three lashes with a wet Noodle should be sufficent punshiment for this high crime....

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Reply 63 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/1/2012 6:34:50 PM     (No. 8980698)

All the out of US party payment gaffs merely reflect the fact that all democrats connected to Obe's coat tails are as poor at business as he.
They think in money exchange rates the women s think in American cash.
Hmm do they have to sign a sort of pay for play agreement?

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Reply 64 - Posted by: cav160, 11/1/2012 7:19:20 PM     (No. 8980806)

Well this clown is cabinet level material in bozo administration!

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/1/2012 7:30:29 PM     (No. 8980827)

In re #18, Christie was hugging Obie for dollars...lots of dollars. I guess you do what you got to do when you need lots of money even if you have to do it on camera.

Meanwhile, back at the Menendez scandal, I guess the two women should consider accepting a Visa or master card next time Bobby boy goes down for another "fix"?

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Reply 66 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/1/2012 8:07:52 PM     (No. 8980886)

Ok, poster 2 cracked me up.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 11/1/2012 8:10:50 PM     (No. 8980889)

I'm with you #28. Where's the scandal. This activity only started a couple of weeks ago..., er millenia ago. And, this isn't the first time claims have been made that were not the original agreement in this industry.

Also, a guy who shoots and kills his wife and three others in a hair salon and injures several more is an "alleged" assailant. A guy with a couple tons of dope in a truck is an "alleged" trafficer. Yet this guy positively stiffed these girls for $400 bucks. Strange someone joker just now found them. I wonder if he coughed up his $400 or did he stiff them also.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: qmcgs, 11/2/2012 7:47:21 AM     (No. 8981598)

Did he break 18 U.S.C. § 2423(d)?

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/citizensguide/citizensguide_trafficking.html

The age of consent in the Dominican Republic is 18.

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President Obama today sought to make light of a stinging public rebuke from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who took the president to task for disparaging GOP lawmakers while seeking to make a deal on immigration reform. Obama, the No. 2 House leader said yesterday after a phone conversation with the president, should “stop his partisan messaging and begin to seriously work with Congress.” Hours before the president called Cantor, the White House had issued a statement in which Obama ripped House Republicans for favoring “extreme measures” and “seemingly preferring the status quo of a broken immigration system over meaningful reform.” “You’re always

Naomi Wolf Attacks Me As A Zionist Agent
For Criticizing Brandeis Feminists
Breitbart Big Peace, by Phyllis Chesler    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/17/2014 2:05:18 PM     Post Reply
As everyone knows, Brandeis publicly announced that they would award Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary doctorate--and then, under siege by nearly 30% of their professors, and by thousands of their own students, they publicly disinvited Hirsi Ali. This campaign was orchestrated by the Muslim Student Association and by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization which is the American face of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Someone sent author Naomi Wolf a copy of my latest article about this scandal: “Brandeis Feminists Fail the Historical Moment.” It was my response to Brandeis’s shameful dis-invitation of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I

F. Reid Buckley, Novelist
and Columnist, Dies at 83
New York Times, by Paul Vitello    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/17/2014 12:04:27 PM     Post Reply
F. Reid Buckley, a novelist, columnist, founder of a school of public speaking and, in family lore, the most literary of Aloise and William F. Buckley Sr.’s 10 children, including former Senator James L. Buckley and the conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr., died on Monday in hospice care in Columbia, S.C. He was 83. The cause was cancer, his son William Huntting Buckley said. Mr. Buckley had lived in Camden, S.C., since the early 1970s. He was often mistaken for his brother William, the founder of the conservative magazine National Review. The brothers not only looked alike. They also shared political

Why Obama Can´t Explain Himself
Real Clear World, by Robert Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/17/2014 9:43:53 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry evidently runs a tight ship, given the paucity of leaks that emerge from his office. So we know he is organized and disciplined. He is also an energetic risk-taker, jumping into high-wire negotiations with Iran, and forcing the Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table -- enterprises that could likely end in failure and ruin his reputation. This is a man with character. By contrast, his predecessor at State, Hillary Clinton, appeared to take few risks and has been accused of using the position of secretary of state merely to burnish her resume in preparation

Brain Surgery Patient´s Obamacare
Plan Denies Meds, Drops Doctors
Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/17/2014 8:27:21 AM     Post Reply
A New York woman suffering from a neurological disease that has required four brain surgeries has been dropped by all of her doctors and denied medications due to her Obamacare plan. "I´ve been vomiting. I lost 22 pounds. The pain is unbearable," said Margaret Figueroa, 49, on Wednesday. "My medication helps me function during the day." Figueroa suffers from a disease known as Arnold Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia. Even though the Obamacare plan she purchased assured her that she was covered, her insurance card was denied when she went to fill her prescriptions. Then she learned that none of her

Bundy Supporter Compares Rancher to
Rosa Parks, Likens Feds to Nazi Soldiers
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/17/2014 8:10:55 AM     Post Reply
An ex-Arizona sheriff and supporter of Cliven Bundy spoke out to defend the Nevada rancher in a radio interview this week, flagged by Right Wing Watch, and he compared Bundy to Rosa Parks while decrying federal authorities for exhibiting Nazi-like tactics by saying they’re just following orders. Richard Mack told radio host Steve Deace that Bundy took a stand against the government “trying to make sure other peasants don’t rise up with their pitchforks” and said this moment is exactly like “Rosa Parks refusing to get to the back of the bus.” When Deace brought up the “just following orders” justification that



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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
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Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
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Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Former US president joins
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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
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Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already


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