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Charles Krauthammer: Where
is Ted Cruz now?

Politico, by Lucy McCalmont

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 10/10/2013 2:58:45 PM

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer continued his criticism of Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday, asking “where is he now?” “How exactly was he going to achieve abolition of Obamacare? Explain that to me. Has he ever explained it? And where is he now?” Krauthammer said on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Krauthammer, who has previously hit Cruz (R-Texas) on the strategy of shutdown to defund Obamacare, included Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in his questioning and said the two went home to “have lunch.” “I mean his sidekick, Senator [Mike] Lee said, ‘Oh, we’re past Obamacare. We moved on.’ These are the generals

Whoa! CK has a private off the record meeting with Zero and then comes out blasting Cruz and Lee 2 days later...


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 10/10/2013 3:02:29 PM     (No. 9559552)

CK musta drunk from the poisoned spite house well.. Didn´t take long to metasticize..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/10/2013 3:03:21 PM     (No. 9559553)

The BETTER question is where is Krauthammer now?
You are swinging left, appear to be no friend of Conservatives, and marched up to the Spite House to get your marching orders.
Didn´t take you long to draw a bead on Sen.
Cruz again now, did it?
Physician, heal thyself.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/10/2013 3:03:55 PM     (No. 9559554)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 10/10/2013 3:04:05 PM     (No. 9559555)

Just following his marching orders OP.

I was never crazy about Krauthammer, but now I refuse to listen to him.

Hope the trip to the WH was worth it Charlie. You´ve lost all credibility.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 10/10/2013 3:08:49 PM     (No. 9559559)

Itching for another trip to the WH.

Shame on your Charles.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dixie, 10/10/2013 3:08:57 PM     (No. 9559560)

Krauthammer is trying really hard to be a "statesman" or, perhaps, to be remembered as one such.

Maybe at his funeral, but not afterwards.

I will remember him as everlastingly waffling back and forth. His remarks seem to come from expediency (or orders from Ailes?), not from a strong, sure, philosophical position.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/10/2013 3:10:38 PM     (No. 9559562)

#3 is now #4 - the list of "conservative" journos invited to the WH left much to be desired - I can no longer give Dr. K the benefit of indulgence - he has been outspoken against the most courageous of our brightest and best - he never had a good word to say for Sarah Palin either. Forget Kathleen[demolite]Parker, Byron [Rino] York as being credible journos - - I guess the invitation from Herr Diktat was something they all couldn´t resist. Too bad.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/10/2013 3:14:05 PM     (No. 9559568)

No need to worry about finding Cruz if you have lost your moorings.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/10/2013 3:14:51 PM     (No. 9559569)

And another thing, CK, Cruz defeated a wealthy sitting Lt. Governor to earn the GOP Senate nomination and then earned the trust of 4.5million Texans in winning the seat in the general election in a landslide...he’s keeping his promises to his constituents while gaining the respect of millions of us outside the state...when’s the last time you stood for office, CK?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 10/10/2013 3:15:58 PM     (No. 9559570)

Charles Krauthammer was raining doubt all over the Cruz tactic long before he went to the White House. Dr. K. may not always say or write what you want to hear, but he is consistent.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: QRP, 10/10/2013 3:16:50 PM     (No. 9559572)

Look, Krauthammer is going to need a lot of medical care for the rest of his life. Perhaps this was pointed out to him in a not so subtile fashion.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/10/2013 3:18:22 PM     (No. 9559577)

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer? The same guy who use to write Walter Mondale´s speeches?..."Toto, I´ve a feeling we´re not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rabidrepublican, 10/10/2013 3:25:28 PM     (No. 9559585)

CK does not get it. He does not live in the same world as we do. He doesn´t understand that we want somebody to stand up and represent us. Cruz´s strategy was not necessarily to win the argument, although that would have been a sweet result, but to highlight the lack of spine the prancing princes and princesses have. He accomplished that with flying colors! Long live Ted Cruz.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 10/10/2013 3:35:26 PM     (No. 9559608)

Chas Krauthammer, Byron York, Kathleen Parker, etc., etc., had all come out against Ted Cruz long before the visit to the White House...which is probably why they were invited to the off-the-record visit with the Won.

Our President doesn´t ever speak to the opposition unless it´s by accident so his people knew it would be safe to invite the above mentioned journalists.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Kerryman, 10/10/2013 3:37:03 PM     (No. 9559612)

Where is Ted Cruz?

He´s like Steinbeck´s Tom Joad.

He´s on the shoulder of the 90 year old Veteran opening the WW II Memorial.
He´s o he shoulder of the reluctant Congressman that voted to not fund Obamacare and is now demanding the Individual Mandate be postponed.
he´s on the shoulder of the Republican Voter reading that President Obama´s ratings are in free fall.
He´s on the shoulder of the Kids being treated for Cancer at the NIH. His tactic of funding bills like the one to fund the NIH gives them achance for treatment right away when the Democrats get a sense o shame.

Where is Ted Cruz? He´s everywhere in this because e has shown Republicans how to fight on their feet instead of lose on their knees.

Semper Fi

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Reply 16 - Posted by: readaholic, 10/10/2013 3:38:59 PM     (No. 9559616)

Wish he´d go on Mark Levin´s show with that question.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/10/2013 3:39:33 PM     (No. 9559617)

More Politico agitation in an effort to sow dissension.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Hermoine, 10/10/2013 3:45:44 PM     (No. 9559621)

Ted Cruz is nowhere and everywhere. Technically, what he did on the Senate floor didn´t delay or stop anything. The HOUSE could´ve decided to send the Senate what Obama wanted and that would´ve left Ted Cruz out in the cold, looking like he was out of touch.

Instead, Cruz not only awakened some of those slumbering or cowering throughout America (and in the House), but he also FIRED THEM UP. He teed Boehner up to lead, and I have so say, so far, I´ve been pretty impressed with Boehner and the fact that YES, this is not about Obamacare (as much) anymore but rather about the absolute arrogance and audacity of Barack Obama. In all honesty, it´s the fight Obama wanted, but now that he´s getting it and the America people are pushing back, the veneer is beginning to crack and people do not like WHO they are seeing under that perfectly polished creation of the media.

In any other time CK would be right, but these are no ordinary times.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nimby, 10/10/2013 3:49:50 PM     (No. 9559626)

CK is another establishment RINO

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Reply 20 - Posted by: msjena, 10/10/2013 3:53:12 PM     (No. 9559630)

I heard CK say on Fox that Cruz was wrong because the Obamacare rollout would be a mess. Well, it was anyhow! So Cruz got a two for one--leverage for the Republicans along with the Obamacare rollout mess.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/10/2013 3:55:03 PM     (No. 9559633)

Charles Krauthammer, former Mondale speechwriter, writes more nonsense. Krauthammer has never written anything proposing that the GOP stand and fight, and be an opposition party. Nothing would be happening now if it were not for Ted Cruz. Nothing.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: fayebeck, 10/10/2013 3:55:44 PM     (No. 9559634)

Sad that Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul came along, just as Krauthammer and York´s arguments were "winning the debate". Bad timing. s

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JustCause, 10/10/2013 3:56:35 PM     (No. 9559636)

CK is past his useful date. He lost me in 2008 while extolling the virtues of that senator who voted ´present´ all the time.

15 is Right On - Ted Cruz is riding comfortably on the shoulders of most of us and giving headaches to pseudo republicans and talking head liberals.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: gaeditor, 10/10/2013 3:58:47 PM     (No. 9559640)

Well, Dr. Krauthammer, I think he´s probably laughing at the way the "ban" on OUR parks is working (don´t miss the Buzzfeed article just above) and possibly enjoying the complete implosion of the Obamacare website.

Oh, don´t forget the illegal emails between the WH and the IRS. (Several federal employees have some sensitive body parts in a vice right now, Owwweeee!) And that´s just today.

Have I forgotten anything?

Come on, Charles, you have to admit that right now, this administration is a lot funnier than Saturday Night Live has been since about 1983.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/10/2013 4:00:10 PM     (No. 9559641)

Where is Ted Cruz?

Who is John Galt?

We were with Charles K before we were against him. We Texans stand with Cruz and his team. And you, Charles. Do you stand with the dark Won? Or do you just treat him?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/10/2013 4:01:20 PM     (No. 9559642)

Maybe Krauthammer should look to his right. That is where Cruz is.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 10/10/2013 4:05:46 PM     (No. 9559648)

Chuckles is just bitter - - because he wasn´t picked to star in the remake of "Ironside."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/10/2013 4:11:29 PM     (No. 9559651)

I ,too, have had it with Dr Krauthamburger.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 10/10/2013 4:31:43 PM     (No. 9559677)

Well said, #s 18 and 24.

TC and ML are intelligent, knowledgeable, articulate, passionately patriotic, and still humble enough to not think more highly of themselves than they do of WTP.
They have done an invaluable service for their country by providing strong leadership that inspires the American people to get involved and work with them rather than acting as though a vote to give them power to "take care of US" is all that is required of a citizen of our country.

There are a number of people in D.C. who could learn a thing or two from them. Unfortunately, the ones who need the lessons most are the ones who think they already know it all.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/10/2013 4:46:20 PM     (No. 9559697)

Ted Cruz is the guy who won´t invite you to the White House. Charles you are on a slippery slope to being the man nobody invites anywhere, anymore, anytime.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/10/2013 4:58:47 PM     (No. 9559725)

Never forget, Krauthammer was once an employee of Carter and Mondale. He wrote speeches for them.

That should tell you everything you need to know about the vaunted Dr. K.

That and the fact that he sat night after night on the Hume report and told us that we didn´t have anything to fear from an 0bama presidency, completely ignoring what little information was public regarding the Mulatto --Wright, Ayers, Dorne, Indonesia, the sweet sound of the Muslim call to prayer, etc.

Yep. Completely ignored all of that said said 0b@$tard was harmless.

Put a sock in it Dr. K. You lost me five years ago.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Polecat49, 10/10/2013 5:32:02 PM     (No. 9559762)

I guess charlie is still miffed about mcpain and other so-called ?republicans? not being followed. Just maybe the GOP has grown a backbone and charlie doesn´t like that.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: keekng, 10/10/2013 5:36:56 PM     (No. 9559768)

Looks like CK has boarded the Zippy Express!
So long Charles, it was good while it lasted. One question doctor......Will you donate the 30 pieces of silver to charity?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: logiclogger, 10/10/2013 5:42:04 PM     (No. 9559776)

Krauthammer has always been a democrat. He is anti death penalty, pro abortion, pro gun control and pro fuel tax. I have never understood why he was crowned a spokeman for the conservative cause.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Ben Around, 10/10/2013 7:10:23 PM     (No. 9559848)

# 35 You forgot that he was a dukakis supporter.
I think barry promised to pay for ck´s obamanation care for all the good work he has been doing for the dems lately..

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Reply 36 - Posted by: mws50, 10/10/2013 7:12:14 PM     (No. 9559850)

Without Senator Cruz, the House would have caved to the democrat´s wishes months ago.
Senator Cruz gave them something to fight for.

I truly like what our Senator has done in his very short tenure in our US Congress!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bluehouse, 10/10/2013 7:17:26 PM     (No. 9559854)

Ted Cruz was on Megan Kelley´s debut show the other night. He´s been on the Sunday talk shows and all over talk radio. Mike Lee has been working hard too. I guess the doctor must not listen to talk radio or watch fox news.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: fritzilou, 10/10/2013 7:22:36 PM     (No. 9559866)

The former Mondale supporter is sufferings from regression. Cruz has been wonderful for conservatives; I guess that is the problem with Krauthammer, a man that I have previously had great respect...not in this instance though.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ivehadit, 10/10/2013 7:27:40 PM     (No. 9559878)

Exactly, 38.

If it weren´t for Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, the republicans would NOT be LISTENING to the people. What part of WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH do you not understand Charles? YOUR way, Charles, passive and passionless not to mention aloof, by the way, does. not. work.

Charles, we are dealing with a darkness and NOT with those acting in good faith, imho. (see David Horowitz´s article today)

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Libertygal, 10/10/2013 8:02:29 PM     (No. 9559925)

Not only was Ted Cruz successful in waking up a lot of people, he was successful in revealing a LOT of Rino´s. Some of the revelations surprised me. Some, not so much.

CK has been a waffler since Obama was nominated. He tries to ride the fence much of the time in an effort to not offend, and keep as wide an audience as possibke. However, at a certain point in life, one must make some firm decisions about where one really stands, and it appears that CK has finally done so.

Not particularly shocking or surprising, just another gift from Ted Cruz. As someone above stated, the real question is not where is Ted Cruz, but where is CK?

Now, we all know.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/11/2013 11:19:14 AM     (No. 9560685)

Somebody wakeup CK and tell him Cruz was at work in the Senate Thurs, debated a lefty on CNN last night, gave a barn-burner of a speech at the Values Voters event his morning, and is on his way to the WH now to CONFRONT Zero on Obamacare, as opposed to sipping tea and getting marching orders from him...

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
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

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
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

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations

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