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Sanford gets second chance:
On political scrapheap 4 years ago,
ex-governor wins 1st district seat

Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Glenn Smith*

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 5/8/2013 12:59:28 AM

Former Gov. Mark Sanford completed the trail to political redemption Tuesday with a win over Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch to reclaim his old seat in Congress. Sanford defeated Colbert Busch 54 percent to 45 percent, according to full unofficial results. Turnout was heavier than expected, with about 32 percent of the district’s 455,702 registered voters casting ballots. Sanford, who has never lost an election, returns to the 1st District seat he held for three terms from 1995-2001. It’s a remarkable comeback for a man many pundits had written off after his highly publicized affair with an Argentine

Comments:
*with Robert Behre and Schuyler Kropf

A and I are very happy that CB was trounced. If the media had covered "Media silent on arrest record of Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch," at

http://tinyurl.com/ce7bc25

as heavily as it covered the "trespassing" charge recently filed by his ex-wife (who is probably foaming at the mouth and throwing things right now), Sanford might well have had far more than his winning 54%.

On Thursday look for what probably will be a media event at family court as Sanford defends himself from the "trespassing" accusation.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 5/8/2013 1:55:58 AM     (No. 9315863)

Hmmm since straight marriage has so been gutted and Sanford had no arrest record he won.
Is the public tired of people with arrests behind them running for governing jobs?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 5/8/2013 2:23:45 AM     (No. 9315869)

If I were Sanford, I´d have a big picture of Bill Clinton on my desk and turn it around to face the media whenever they came into my office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/8/2013 3:03:24 AM     (No. 9315885)

Email his office with that brilliant idea, #2. Too funny!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: neanderthal, 5/8/2013 3:29:35 AM     (No. 9315892)

Better an adulterer than the sister of who?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Daisymae, 5/8/2013 4:02:31 AM     (No. 9315899)

#2, priceless


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grambo, 5/8/2013 7:01:56 AM     (No. 9316003)

Wrong link.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: raisedright2, 5/8/2013 7:19:53 AM     (No. 9316030)

Wrong link.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bearcat, 5/8/2013 7:23:55 AM     (No. 9316037)

This is why we don´t have better candidates. We have more fun being snarky then we do actually evaluating them. As for the trespassing charge, in the midst of my divorce my husband came into our house after I had gone to bed early and it scared the hell out of me. Sanford had no right to go back into his wife´s house. e was trespassing, he did not have her permission. He is an arrogant misogynist, who betrayed his wife, his children, and the Republican Party. Hope the first district is happy. Gee, he´s back on track to screw up another presidential election.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Arby, 5/8/2013 7:42:00 AM     (No. 9316071)

The key word is Republican. The second key word is won.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 5/8/2013 7:55:04 AM     (No. 9316090)

Like Simon & Garfunkel said, laugh about it, shout it when you have to choose, any way you look at it, you lose. In the end, "My Brother is a TV Celerity" obviously wasn´t a winning campaign slogan, so the people of SC went with the conservative with an icky past. Like #8 said, decent people avoid politics because they don´t want to get involved in such a dirty game, and so we are forced to choose between two less than stellar candidates. And we wonder why we´re in such a mess as a country.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Zarin, 5/8/2013 7:56:03 AM     (No. 9316092)

The scary part is that fact that this Busch woman had an arrest record from her own messy divorce & no one in the media ´noticed´ it. She refused to debate Sanford & declined many interviews - her campaign was run by Pelosi´s Democrat congressional campaign committee. Sanford lucked out - it was perhaps a case of the devil we know vs the devil we don´t know.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: msjena, 5/8/2013 7:56:15 AM     (No. 9316094)

I am no fan of Sanford, but I can´t help but be happy that the Democrats´ bubble was burst here. It was kind of a win-win situation.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jinx, 5/8/2013 7:56:18 AM     (No. 9316095)

I don´t approve of what he did but what he did was not even close to what Ted Kennedy or Bill Clinton or JFK did and people still loved (love) them and put them back in office.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 5/8/2013 7:56:47 AM     (No. 9316097)

Just checked the link and it´s good. Perhaps the P&C was doing a bit of updating.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/8/2013 8:02:40 AM     (No. 9316109)

Anything but a lying, stealing, corrupt democrat socialist.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: cobieone, 5/8/2013 8:20:44 AM     (No. 9316144)

Many on this site will disagree, but I believe we should celebrate any Republican House victory. South Carolina just took the first step to saving our republic in 2014. Just like the 2012 presidential election, we can not allow the dems to win the House. If they do, all could be lost for many years at best. Thank you South Carolina!


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Reply 17 - Posted by: fysammy, 5/8/2013 8:25:56 AM     (No. 9316158)

I RUSHED out yesterday morning to gladly vote for Sanford. He may be a "goober", but at least he is a conservative "goober". I´m hiring him, not marrying him.

Much better than the Pelosi liberal running against him. Hopefully this is a strong message for 2014.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: lana720, 5/8/2013 8:26:34 AM     (No. 9316160)

No question, the dems will launch a voter fraud investigation! S/o
I am so happy Sanford trounced her beyond the shadow of a doubt. There is hope for 2016 mid-terms.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Hermoine, 5/8/2013 8:27:04 AM     (No. 9316161)

I noticed last night on Facebook that quite a few of my moderate-to-liberal friends where just shocked and disgusted that Sanford was elected. Yet, I´m CERTAIN that none of these same people where shocked that Sen. Kennedy was re-elected time and again, that Barney Frank and the scandalous male prostitution ring run from his DC townhome, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Bill Clinton, and the list goes on.

At the very least, Mark Sanford has publicly owned up to his transgressions, asked for forgiveness and is repentant. What heartens me is that his constituents were astute enough and informed enough to vote for someone who embraces conservative policies rather than a dressed-up and well-connected socialist.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: OleGator, 5/8/2013 8:38:27 AM     (No. 9316181)

Excellent! Compared to Bubba Clinton, Sanford is a saint. He´s a conservative, Christian Republican - good enough for me.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 5/8/2013 8:42:01 AM     (No. 9316190)

I hope that Todd Akin reads this and other articles regarding Mr. Sanford´s successful return. I would be dreaming to think that the idea of a retail campaign would stir any memories in the dark recesses of his mind. In August of 2012 I presented him with a recovery plan centered on the approach that Mr. Sanford successfully executed.

Now for stage 2, and yes, Reply #2 nailed it. Mr. Stanford needs to hang the image of Bill Clinton on the press and the Democrats (alas, I repeat myself) every time that the "war on women" me me is raised. And he has to do it in good humor and openess. The snarky response of "So I guess I can only count on your support if a credible allegation of rape surfaces?", will not work.

Finally, with whom does he align? If he is as politically smart as he seems right now, I suggest that he follow the lead of Paul Ryan. Just understand that it will be a long time before Mr. Ryan wants to publibly work with Mr. Sanford, who has a trust deficit to cure.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lakerman1, 5/8/2013 8:47:34 AM     (No. 9316206)

#2, how about a picture of Barack and Reggie Love?
And, number 8, let go of the bitterness.
Sanford went into his house to watch the super bowl with his son. How dare he try to act like a caring father, right?
The more I read about the ex Mrs. Sanford, the more I am willing to forgive him for his affair.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 5/8/2013 8:48:06 AM     (No. 9316207)

Typical election. Choose between the lesser of 2 evils.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: olcap, 5/8/2013 8:49:26 AM     (No. 9316211)

Shows that a lot of republican voters have no more integrity than the republican politicians who "represent" them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dolphin, 5/8/2013 8:53:04 AM     (No. 9316219)

...and the politician with the perfect life is...??

He won. Good.

It irritates the left. Better.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 5/8/2013 8:54:28 AM     (No. 9316220)

If the Dem had won the media would be trumpeting it as an early indicator of 2014. Hey - maybe that´s right. A Republican with a shaky background will win (easily) against a heavily-financed celebtrity-endorsed Dem.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ok state mom, 5/8/2013 8:56:58 AM     (No. 9316224)

I met a Republican from SC who was a devout Christian soon after Sanford stepped down. He was very complimentary about what Sanford had done for SC.

#19: Gov Mary Fallin of Oklahoma is divorced and remarried. Prior to being divorced she was caught kissing a member of her security detail. I had the same experience on FB as you the next day...liberals were horrified and disgusted that someone who was caught in adultery would be elected. Her election opponent was obese, not disgustingly so, but fluffy. In an attempt at sarcasm, I told them I could not vote for someone so fat. Oh. My. I lost a fb friend over.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: LZK, 5/8/2013 9:10:02 AM     (No. 9316249)

Let´s see what he can do.....

Is he conservative enough to get things done in DC?

THEN I´ll make a judgment call....

LZK

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Aegedius, 5/8/2013 9:14:07 AM     (No. 9316260)

There´s an important lesson here for any Republican running for the House. The 3 top things you are running AGAINST are:

1. Nancy Pelosi
2. Nancy Pelosi
3. Nancy Pelosi



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Reply 30 - Posted by: Daisymay, 5/8/2013 9:23:04 AM     (No. 9316282)

I agree with #19. Sanford messed up with his marriage, BUT, we don´t know what went on in his house. It´s no excuse, but he´s no Bill Clinton or Barney Frank. I would have gladly voted for him if I lived in his State and I´m happy he beat the very LIBERAL Busch!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/8/2013 9:30:46 AM     (No. 9316290)

I guess we go forward with the army we´ve got. Can´t Republicans find any other candidates?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: udanja99, 5/8/2013 9:32:04 AM     (No. 9316292)

#25, Mitt Romney was close and look what happened to him!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 5/8/2013 9:35:10 AM     (No. 9316297)

If he´s a conservative Republican let him do his job. Just hide his back pack and walking stick so he doesn´t hit the Ozark trail again. Get my drift?
As far as the ´my brother is a celebrity´ angle that was pretty weak. Colbert isn´t much of a celebrity. Conan O´Brian is funnier and that isn´t saying much.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 5/8/2013 10:17:17 AM     (No. 9316358)

I did not read the article. (Apparently there is a bad link anyway) My mind has already been made up. Sanford is not a liberline. He is a man who had the misfortune to fall in love with another woman, who is now his fiancee. The people of S. Carolina liked his policies and want him back. I am glad to see him getting on his feet again.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 5/8/2013 10:38:56 AM     (No. 9316423)

Christian charity and simple fairness demand that you not judge this man until you, too,
have had an Argentine girlfriend.

Walk a mile in those shoes, bubba.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: EQKimball, 5/8/2013 11:20:40 AM     (No. 9316514)

Republicans pay a much higher price for this stuff. If you are JFK, WJC, Barney Frank, hey, "it´s just about sex."

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Reply 37 - Posted by: starboard, 5/8/2013 12:18:53 PM     (No. 9316649)

#2 Great idea.
It´s time we get aggressive with the media and let them intimidate.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: pickle1, 5/8/2013 12:34:20 PM     (No. 9316684)

When is the public going to stop settling voting for the lesser of two evils?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: lencu255, 5/8/2013 12:39:14 PM     (No. 9316689)

This is direct question to "mainstream" media - actually it is leftist-dirty-lies-and-propaganda media:
All your (kneepad, noses and tongues smeared with stinky brown substance media) headlines yesterday were "disgraced former governor" blah-blah-blah...
I never heard from you, media, "disgraced (former) prez Clinton", or "disgraced (former_ Congressman Wiener", or "supposedly disgraced Senator Menendez".
Why is that?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: thelmalou, 5/8/2013 2:58:29 PM     (No. 9316928)

Apparently I remain the only person who has a major problem with this dilbert abdicating the responsibilities of his office for several days, leaving the country, and not leaving any way to get in touch with him. Also, the slams at the wife as "justification" (for lack of a better word) for his affair are pretty sad.

#35 - :snort: Good one.


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Reply 41 - Posted by: JediJerry, 5/8/2013 4:03:18 PM     (No. 9317010)



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Reply 42 - Posted by: JediJerry, 5/8/2013 4:05:50 PM     (No. 9317017)

I don´t know too much about his X, but it´s like this. If you ain´t gettin bread at home, you go down the street to the bakery. Apparently his lover was an excellent baker.
I am happy for him and his new love and his constituents.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/9/2013 4:42:26 AM     (No. 9317584)

Perhaps the Republicans of South Carolina have decided they should vote like Democrats--if you think he can do the job, you needn´t worry about things like his marriage, divorce, etc. After all, they´re personal matters.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Mike43, 5/9/2013 4:19:00 PM     (No. 9318664)

I read somewhere the mistake was having Sanford´s opponent use her married name.

Low info voters know that any with the name of Busch is horrible.

Even if they aren´t related, belong to the same family, etc.

Bush=Busch. Sanford wins!!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 5/10/2013 5:16:58 PM     (No. 9320552)

Re#43, I don´t know if I can subscribe to that analysis. I´ve known a lot of guys whose home lives were not satisfactory, but they kept their vows.

End one relationship before commencing a new one.

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A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
Pipeline a Cancer Risk

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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 6:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving

Victory for Nevada´s last rancher!
Federal government backs down and
says it will NOT try to seize cattle from
cowboy at the centre of armed showdown

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/12/2014 2:34:02 PM     Post Reply
The last rancher in southern Nevada has won his battle to graze cows on public land after a week-long stand off with federal agents. The Bureau of Land Management today said it would stop trying to seize the cattle of Cliven Bundy after armed militia members today continuing to gather in Nevada in a confrontation with federal agents. BLM Director Neil Kornze said: ´Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of

Obama Begins to Say Good-Bye
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National Journal, by James Oliphant    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:20:56 AM     Post Reply
Because you can find anything on the Web, you can easily search and pull up a running clock that tells you just how long, to the second, Barack Obama has been president. It moves in real time. It only feels like it´s speeding up. Constrained by crises over which he has little power to impact events, hemmed in by a divided Congress more interested in scoring points with voters than in legislating, and watching as his potential successor assumes more and more of the political spotlight, Obama may be receding into history more quickly than either he or his aides ever anticipated. It was impossible to listen to the president's speech Thursday


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