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Excommunicating Christie
Washington Times, by Brett M. Decker

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Posted By:Drive, 11/8/2012 9:06:06 AM

The day after a presidential election is a time for soul-searching for the losing party. Republicans need to look in the mirror and seriously analyze the troublesome reality that they have forgotten how to win important elections. With unemployment stuck around 8 percent, economic growth basically nonexistent and the nation suffocating from record debt, the White House should have been the GOP’s for the taking in 2012. The elephants need a new dynamic leader. It’s vital they don’t pick a RINO. The biggest bull in the herd is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/8/2012 9:17:45 AM     (No. 8999082)

How was he a hero this long?

The biggest bull in the herd is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The moderate party establishment naturally gravitates toward this type of Republican in Name Only (RINO) because of his liberal positions on social issues. Mr. Christie took on the Garden State’s teacher unions, but it otherwise takes a lot of hunting to find other issues on which the governor supports the conservative line. He has a liberal record on guns, abortion, homosexual marriage and global warming, for example.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/8/2012 9:22:06 AM     (No. 8999099)

The GOP doesn't need to look into any mirrors or search any souls. The GOP carried the red states, who are perfectly happy, and do not wish to have the blue states political ruin imposed upon them by the blue states. The liberals say they love diversity, just not conservatives, and insist on subverting the U.S. constitution to impose federalism on red states, which is just not ever going to work. So stop the hand wringing, and fight for the freedoms guaranteed by our constitution, only agreed to by the states upon condition of protecting their rights.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: birmingham, 11/8/2012 9:30:08 AM     (No. 8999119)

His liberalisms were there for all to see before the convention, but I was finished with him the night of that unbelievably self-aggradizing (sp?) speech. Me, me, and more me - oh by the way, vote for Romney.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Adam, 11/8/2012 9:34:23 AM     (No. 8999128)

I am a Jersey Republican. Let's primary this self-indulgent slob. I understand his acting as Governor to get aid for the state but to slobber all over the President because through him Christie could meet Springsteen (that's the real reason for the slobbering) and THEN, NOT going to the Romney event. Forget it. Taken all in all (including giving a keynote address that dissed the nominee) he is a RINO who acts all tough. Primary him. Either we will get someone more conservative or we will push him to the right.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DARling, 11/8/2012 9:39:09 AM     (No. 8999148)

I think he is a steer at this point. Or maybe a declawed cat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pomom, 11/8/2012 9:39:13 AM     (No. 8999149)

If the man really does have Presidential aspirations, he blew it. He forgets that he'll need more than New Jersey's votes to get there. I wasn't enamored of the man when he spoke at the convention and I'm less enamored now. Stay in Jersey, Chris, and rebuild your state.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snapper451, 11/8/2012 9:40:30 AM     (No. 8999151)

Christie is the new Charlie Crist. He is a traitor and fits well with Obama because his whole keynote speech was
"...me, me,me,I,I,I..."
He will lose reelection to a Democrat in NJ because the unions will secure revenge. Our future is Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Suzanna Martinez, etc. It is not Rick Santorum - let's not make that mistake.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Anner40, 11/8/2012 9:43:49 AM     (No. 8999159)

First you have to get rid of the FREE stuff...that is the biggest reason for losing...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: EQKimball, 11/8/2012 9:44:28 AM     (No. 8999160)

When Bill Clinton and Chris Matthews express gratitude for a Republican governor, his days are numbered.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/8/2012 9:51:21 AM     (No. 8999175)

Another Media Darling that the elites will trumpet as a moderate electable Republican.

He would go down in moderate flames like any other similar GOP candidate.

The future of the party does not lie with Eastern moderates.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jackson, 11/8/2012 9:52:29 AM     (No. 8999183)

Christie is going the way of Thomas Kean and Christine Todd Whitman, cocktail-hour elites who crave acceptance by the MSM and wind up outcasts. Christie is only different in his lust is for the cocktail weenies and the buffet table rather than the drinks.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fayebeck, 11/8/2012 9:53:46 AM     (No. 8999185)

For what it's worth I think the polls showing a BIG Romney win just motivated the women who want free stuff for birth control and the free loading college kids to go vote. Stop the constant polling.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 11/8/2012 9:56:24 AM     (No. 8999194)

Using hip vernacular, Jersy outrage, and jokes to impress others about himself does not make him less of a phoney.
If he wasn't a phoney, he'd be in an honest line of work, instead of New Jersey politics.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jrldev, 11/8/2012 9:56:35 AM     (No. 8999196)

There is little doubt that Christie's behavior/performance during the campaign and just before the election indicated that his ultimate goal was to engrace himself with the Deomocrats in his state and those Republicans that had doubts about Romney.The final nail was when he was "all-over" Obama during his brief visit to the state.
As far as I am concern he is not worth being future candidate for any political post. He is just a "white man's Obama".

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Reply 15 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/8/2012 10:08:21 AM     (No. 8999247)

I'm with the poster who suggests that Mr. Christie is in need of a primary opponent.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Achilles, 11/8/2012 10:13:48 AM     (No. 8999269)

Christie: stick to Jersey. You are not going anywhere else in the republican party.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: D S Craft, 11/8/2012 10:14:36 AM     (No. 8999273)

Christie might just as well switch to the Democrat party now because he's done as a Republican. He ain't goin' nowhere.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 11/8/2012 10:15:07 AM     (No. 8999277)

Christie is dead meat (and a lot of it) in the Republican party!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: M Stuart, 11/8/2012 10:21:06 AM     (No. 8999299)

I don't care what he does as long as he stays in NJ.

We are not learning from this.
I-I-I, Me-Me-Me Works!!!
Cheating Works!!!
Lying Works!!!
Demonizing Works!!!
Giving away freebies Works!!!
Shallowness Works!!!

America is upside down, and our moral compass is gone.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Donna M, 11/8/2012 10:25:05 AM     (No. 8999322)

"Mr. Christie has long had a reputation for not reciprocating assistance others have given him and for mostly being in it for himself. That certainly was the message sent when operatives leaked the rumor a few days before the election that the New Jerseyan had been Mitt Romney’s first choice for running mate. This served the triple purpose of distancing the governor from a potential loss on Tuesday, portraying conservative Rep. Paul Ryan, the actual vice-presidential nominee, as comparatively ineffective on the campaign trail, and implying the GOP ticket would have fared better with Mr. Christie on it."

The Fat RINO has no future in the Republican Party. Agree with my previous postings, those here and Decker who predict that he'll be the 'bipartisan' joining a new Obama cabinet as AG, possibly to free up Holder for the SCOTUS. He's outta NJ.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/8/2012 10:30:05 AM     (No. 8999342)

What Christie did with NØbama is unforgivable.

But I still hope he stays on as the NJ governor for many years to come. NJ is about as deep blue of a lie-beral state as you are going to find. We are never going to get a conservative Republican elected dogcatcher there. At least as governor, he bucks the unions on a regular basis. That is about as good as we can hope for. Better a RINO is a state like that that at least gets it right every once in awhile, than a real Demon-RAT that will get it wrong every time.

But if he tries to cross state lines to run for national office as a Republican, he is toast. Elephants have VERY long memories...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/8/2012 10:30:21 AM     (No. 8999343)

Folks this is useless, start preparing for coming rape from this regime.
It's coming

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Donna M, 11/8/2012 10:36:27 AM     (No. 8999366)

Re the leadership of the party and not picking a RINO...would it not be an end run if Ryan, Rubio, West (even if not reelected), Mia Love, Jindal, Portman, Martinez, Pence and others re-form into a Leadership Council? I was incredibly pro-Sarah Palin at one point, but I think she blew it by not supporting the national ticket. (I think some in the Romney camp turned her away, certainly from the convention, but she's got to play a longer game if she believes in principles.)

I hope that Mitt Romney can also stay connected to the national and local organizations. His close defeat against uncontrollable forces (including voter fraud and vote reprocessing via engineered software)should not send him to Coventry. His experience, class and a strong campaign earns him a voice. Let's give him an interval, and invite him into the fold--but understand if he wants to stay away and be private from here on in.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: joeCR, 11/8/2012 10:45:16 AM     (No. 8999397)

The RNC needs to be reconstructed. They guided McCain into being a toothless campaigner; they torpedoed Palin and helped lead assaults on her. Christie the big-mouth bully has no principles to be worthy of more than being one of them: liberal, self-serving glob of avarice.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: STLstudent, 11/8/2012 10:53:11 AM     (No. 8999428)

I am so VERY sick of the country club Republican leaders. The Bushes, Dole, McCain, Romney, and the entire gang of Republican bosses are all socialist-lite. ARE THERE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL-CONSERVATE LEADERS OUT THERE?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Donna M, 11/8/2012 11:01:26 AM     (No. 8999450)

I also think the RNC is completely ineffective at the local ground game--the county, congressional, state levels. No way should we have taken the pounding for the Senate that we did and we are gonna pay as Reid is changing the rules to further disenfranchise the minority. That is why that Leadership Council has to be separate from the party and with a lot of Tea Party representation.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/8/2012 11:06:02 AM     (No. 8999467)

Reply 25, a very wrong headed post. Sorry but this kind of thinking is what defeats us.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/8/2012 11:14:15 AM     (No. 8999490)

#25 would have looked at the Founders and thought them a bunch of wealthy out of touch "country club" types.

Look at what our political process has turned into. The incumbent is home free. He is on salary, we pay him while he is campaigning and anyone who doesn't believe we foot the bill for all those Taxpayer One flights is delusional.

A challenger has to have a decent education, a grasp of our country's political, economic, societal issues - and more - plus meaningful experience (until Obama) that he can put aside for about two years while he devotes himself to campaigning.

When #25 grows up, he may understand that.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/8/2012 11:17:39 AM     (No. 8999499)

Obviously, we need more top down, second generation country club elitists to rescue the party.

Rockfeller. Bush. Romney. What do they say about never betting against a streak?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/8/2012 11:18:14 AM     (No. 8999502)

I'm also waiting for a definition of a Constitutional Conservative. The Constitution was intended to limit the federal government and to guarantee certain freedoms. The rest was left to the states, or so they thought. Period.

I didn't see a shred of socialism, regular or lite, in Mitt Romney.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/8/2012 11:20:12 AM     (No. 8999510)

Christie got a lot of free publicity when the very aged and infirm Nancy Reagan showcased him and bestowed her blessing upon him.

Ronald Reagan was unavailable for comment.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jorgecito, 11/8/2012 11:20:51 AM     (No. 8999513)

I come from Christie's old political stomping grounds in Morris County, NJ.

We already knew, here, what a jerk he was:
Christie won a county freeholder's seat after challenging Republican incumbents from the left.
He also defamed a Republican woman he was trying to unseat (in search engine use key terms "Cecelia Laureys" and "Christie" and "freeholder"). A court affirmed a finding of defamation.

Christie the failed freeholder was booted from that office at the next election. He had the good luck to be appointed by GWB to the position of US Attorney, where he got plenty of face time on TV, and vaulted to national prominence.



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Reply 33 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/8/2012 11:50:15 AM     (No. 8999613)

#32, where were you when I was trying to educate this forum on CC BEFORE HE RAN!!!

Darn, buddy I really needed you!!!!

Pizza at Delorenzo's, on me.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: jackie, 11/8/2012 11:50:32 AM     (No. 8999614)

I found it interesting that the Tea Party seemed to be absent so much compared to 2010. I believe it was taken over by the social agenda Anti abortion group.. Look who they put in to run.. I myself think all the Senator wannabees had to do was declare they were anti abortion and ..well gee.. your our guy/woman. I am just as much against abortion as anyone..but the TEA stand for Taxed Enough Already!.. Every freakin election Abortion and sex gay or otherwise is thrown at the Repubs and they are just stupid enough to take the bait... Then that is all you hear and read..Repubs anti gay anti abortion anti birth control. Stop with the social stuff...that can be dealt with but damn it when this country is on the brink of extinction, we have more important things to talk about...save the country then correct the other stuff..Now we have nothing..nothing...
I am so disgusted with all the social crap..

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Reply 35 - Posted by: rochow, 11/8/2012 12:01:28 PM     (No. 8999664)

Once he became Governor he was so full of himself....forget this hippopotamus, his size alone disqualifies him for the Oval, he would not fit in! But he might as well come out of the closet and join the other side!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/8/2012 12:08:40 PM     (No. 8999686)

Amen, #27, #28, #30. Perhaps some "students" should stay in school and learn the meaning of "Constitutional Conservative" before denigrating the entire GOP...Just a thought...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/8/2012 12:11:41 PM     (No. 8999692)

Christie will never get red state Republican to support him as he is an extreme RINO. Chances are that if Christie does not quickly get his weigh situation under control that he will not be around to run anyway.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/8/2012 12:19:50 PM     (No. 8999722)

"Constitutional Conservative" is whatever Mark Levin says it is. Angle, O'Donnell, Palin, West, Love, Akin, Mourdock. Quite a record, Mark.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/8/2012 12:30:17 PM     (No. 8999757)

Perhaps those who devoted themselves so foolishly over so many months to the systematic denigration of all but Romney should remain silent. You have conducted a graduate level seminar on the subject and we see the results.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/8/2012 1:01:35 PM     (No. 8999833)

I never denigrated any other candidate. I did however warn all of the perils of turning CC into an EMPTY GLASS INTO WHICH OUR HOPES AND DREAMS ARE PLACED.

You know, exactly like Uhhhbama supporters said/did.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: jrldev, 11/8/2012 1:20:51 PM     (No. 8999876)

If you ever taped the debate of the Republican Party candidates for office - one friend did and I watch them twice - You will notice that every other "conteder" with the possible exception of Ron Paul attacked Romney at every chance they got. I am sure that the Dedmocrat team took notice of the many points real or false and utilized them to put together a script for the final election. Republicans did as much damage to their ultimate candidate as the other party.
This is one big reason thagt the Republican party is self-destructive. After Romney was selected at the convention many so call "conservatives" dissapear from the scene. To name just a ew big names in politics: PALING AND GINGRICH

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Reply 42 - Posted by: rexhandsom, 11/8/2012 3:48:51 PM     (No. 9000296)

Reply 25 is pretty much on the mark.
///A big mistake made by me more than I CARE TO REMEMBER, don't jump on the first Band Wagon to come along, but if you do and it has square wheels don't be too proud to jump off, take a few laughs and jeers, move on to better things

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Reply 43 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 11/8/2012 7:16:37 PM     (No. 9000778)

#41, Palin and Gingrich were not invited and at the convention, conservatives and the tea party were not welcome.

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Congressional Republicans, led by House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa,are planning another IRS coal-raking exercise for Wednesday, hauling the tax agency´s commissioner in for a hearing about the nearly year-old tea party targeting scandal. [Snip] An aide to one Republican committee member said Monday that the White House and the Treasury Department were already dangerously close to causing a constitutional crisis. ´They´ve blown off the subpoenas,´ the aide said, referring to legal demands the committee issued to the IRS on August 2 and February 14. ´If the DOJ keeps dragging its heels too, and can just get away with it,

At the Supreme Court, a potential
catastrophe for women’s rights

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Washington Post, by Sandra Fluke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 11:58:55 AM     Post Reply
A pair of potentially catastrophic cases will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. These cases are brought by privately held, for-profit corporations that are arguing their religious convictions should preclude them from offering employees the health insurance required by law. Specifically, these private employers don’t want to allow their employees’ insurance to cover some forms of birth control because, contrary to medicaland scientific evidence, they believe some birth control causes abortions. Corporations are not people. Corporations cannot have religious views. If religious rights are extended to corporations, it puts us on a slippery slope where any private company

Remarkable detective work provides final
clue to whereabouts of missing flight

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Xinhua News Agency [China], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/24/2014 11:11:08 PM     Post Reply
London - A remarkable piece of high-tech data detective work has provided what looks to be the missing clue to the tragic fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an expert said Monday. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak earlier on Monday said that information provided by British satellite company Inmarsat and the British government´s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed that MH370 had flown to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where the flight ended. (Snip) Inmarsat had come up with a theory to apply to the data it had collected from MH370 during the flight, and had then tested the results on aircraft in

Carter Blames Jews for Obama’s Snubs
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Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 5:15:26 AM     Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter is back in the news this week publicizing a new book about women’s rights. But, as is often the case with Carter, he drew more interest for comments he made about Israel and its supporters. When asked on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday by Andrea Mitchell why it was that Barack Obama never called upon him for advice, he made it clear that the Jewish state was the reason he has been treated like a pariah: I—that’s a hard question– for me to answer—you know, with complete candor. I think the problem was that– that in dealing

Media Matters inexplicably attacks Fox
News for using the term ‘homosexual’

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Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 5:18:35 AM     Post Reply
Media Matters, the website of choice for Fox News haters everywhere, attacked the cable news network on Monday for using the term “homosexual” in its programming — advancing the peculiar argument that the scientific term has a “pejorative connotation.” The online “media watchdog” contends that calling gay people “homosexual” is “a practice that’s quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the term’s often pejorative connotation and frequent use by opponents of LGBT equality.” Fox News, they chide, “has yet to update its language when referring to gay and lesbian people.” Buttressing their argument? A weekend piece in the Fashion

Michelle: ´There Were Actually Laws in
America that Allowed Discrimination
Against Black People Like Me´

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 12:12:59 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream: And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders -- like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to a

Sasha Obama is not impressed
with trip to China

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Spring break was never this dull. First Lady Michelle Obama’s kids finally hit the wall on their whirlwind visit to China, showing signs they’ve nearly reached their limit tagging along with mom as she visits site after site on what’s billed as a “person-to-person” tour. Accompanied by Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, the first lady on Monday toured Xi’an, an ancient city in the ancestral province of Chinese President Xi Jinping. They inspected the city’s 600-year-old wall, a day after touring the Great Wall near Beijing. Photos show Sasha looking like she’d rather be back home with her pals than hitting the

Why churches should brace for
a mass exodus of the faithful

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The Week, by Damon Linker    Original Article
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A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the sweeping acceptance of gay marriage in recent years is owed in large part to Christianity. Rejecting the rigidly hierarchical and stratified societies of the ancient world, Jesus Christ taught the equal dignity of all persons, proclaimed that the meek shall inherit the earth, and declared that the last shall be first and the first shall be last. The Western world has been working out the logic of these subversive teachings ever since, with the institutional transformation of marriage being the latest, though surely not the last, example of its social, moral,

Can Liberals Trust John Roberts
to Rescue Obamacare Again?

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New Republic, by Tom Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/24/2014 3:28:38 PM     Post Reply
Most Supreme Court watchers are fixated these days on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby—the important challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate scheduled for argument Tuesday. And why wouldn’t they be? With its potent mix of religion, sex, Obamacare, and prayerful corporations, it’s the blockbuster case of the term. It is also a crucial test of Chief Justice John Roberts’s leadership on the Supreme Court. Just two years ago, Roberts cast the deciding vote to largely uphold the Affordable Care Act. While the country remains divided over whether he acted like a traitor or a statesman, all would have to agree

Anthony Weiner Hired As Business Insider
Columnist: ‘Weiner!’ Debuts On March 28

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International Business Times, by Ellen Killoran    Original Article
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It’s not an early April Fool’s joke -- Business Insider has hired disgraced former NYC Congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to write a weekly political column, starting Friday. Hunter Walker, Business Insider’s politics editor, published the announcement on Monday, after teasing the news on Twitter by announcing that “something wonderful is about to happen.” The folks at Business Insider are clearly aware of the built-in entertainment value of hiring the scandalized politician, who is best known for sending an explicit photo of himself to an online mistress on Twitter -- and initially denying the photo was his. (The trouble didn’t

Sotomayor, Kagan: Hobby Lobby Should
Drop Insurance, Pay Penalty and Let
Employees Use Exchange

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Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 3:43:04 PM     Post Reply
During oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday which focused on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees. “But isn´t there another choice nobody talks about, which is paying the tax, which is a lot less than a penalty and a lot less than -- than the cost of health insurance at all?” Sotomayor said during the presentation by attorney Paul Clement, who represents Hobby Lobby Stores

Secret Service agents in Obama’s
detail sent home from Netherlands
after night of drinking

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Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig & David Nakamura    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 10:34:51 PM     Post Reply
Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident. One of them was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway, the people said. The hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country, according to two of the people. The embassy then alerted Secret Service managers on the presidential trip, which included Secret Service


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