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Cruz Senate Stunt Goes Unpunished
as Old Tools Don’t Work

Bloomberg News, by Kathleen Hunter

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/15/2014 9:53:33 AM

A growing group of Ted Cruz’s Republican Senate colleagues are infuriated with his tactics. So frustrated was Arizona Senator John McCain with the latest, forcing fellow Republicans to take a politically risky vote on lifting the debt ceiling, that yesterday he tweeted a Wall Street Journal editorial accusing the Texas lawmaker of instigating “needless drama that helps to explain why Republicans remain a minority.” (Snip)Cruz’s insistence Feb. 12 on a 60-vote threshold to advance legislation lifting the nation’s borrowing cap foiled his party leadership’s plan to let the measure move forward with only Democratic votes.

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When Senator Cruz was supposedly mending fences with fellow senators a couple of weeks ago, he gave his word he would not get involved in GOP primaries. With this tactic, Cruz did exactly that, targeting Cornyn and McConnell. Maybe it was shrewd, maybe it was cynical, maybe it was dishonest. His fans will love it. His critics will see through it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 2/15/2014 9:56:14 AM     (No. 9733513)

Any US Senator past two terms is guilty of treason.....period.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 2/15/2014 9:57:10 AM     (No. 9733516)

If being a Republican means being a democrat-lite like John McCain, then we certainly don´t need them and they may as well become extinct.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: quegley, 2/15/2014 10:02:32 AM     (No. 9733530)

Here in Texas, the king has no balls. Meaning Cornyn is a worthless ball less tool. I would vote for my dog over Cornyn, because at least she´s faithful.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 2/15/2014 10:06:34 AM     (No. 9733542)

The real punishment will come when McConnell loses his primary.
The Republican base is tired of waiting and excuses.

I understand the often necessary tactics and strategies that the establishment Pubbies hide behind, no more, get your hands dirty in fighting Obama and his communist party or move over and let some one else step up.. We need a little more Josey Well´s and a lot less McCain and Grahm.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 2/15/2014 10:15:49 AM     (No. 9733560)

Wow, first a posting designed to smear Rand Paul, now one designed to smear Ted Cruz, both in such a short time span.

Aren´t search engines great!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/15/2014 10:16:09 AM     (No. 9733562)

So far we have seen John McCain and Peter King slamming Cruz.

I consider those to be endorsements.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: littleorby, 2/15/2014 10:16:38 AM     (No. 9733564)

Cruz is kind like the kid who described to the next door neighbor what his mom did with the mailman.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 2/15/2014 10:17:22 AM     (No. 9733566)

I´m not a fan of any politician. In the House Boehner should have rallied his caucus around around a measure to cut spending before passing the clean bill. They wanted an opportunity to take a stand. He failed, lost his caucus and has to go. Quitting on your constituency no matter how tough things get is inexcusable. I´d never vote for Palin for the same reason. In the Senate it would have been better to just let the Dems own it. They run the show. Cruz put his personal ambition first again. He wants the spotlight more than he wants the left defeated. That´s not a good thing. Obama and Reid are the enemy, not so-called establishment Republicans, not Tea party activists. Defeat the left first then everyone can fight among themselves.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/15/2014 10:19:15 AM     (No. 9733570)

The old tools - shouldn´t that be old fools? - in the Senate haven´t worked for a long, long time. That is why Ted Cruz is making them so nervous.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 2/15/2014 10:21:19 AM     (No. 9733576)

If only OP and friends would "see through" Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and Paul Ryan from time to time. However, it seems their x-ray only points in one direction, and it only lights up conservatives like Cruz.

When I "see through" Ted Cruz, I see a spine.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: patpgmr, 2/15/2014 10:24:29 AM     (No. 9733583)

McCain should read Mark Steyn´s essay about the two-party one-party state. Shame on them!

http://www.steynonline.com/6095/the-two-party-one-party-state

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Reply 12 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 2/15/2014 10:25:04 AM     (No. 9733585)

If Cruz is infuriating Juan McPain, he is doing something right. Any congress critter that stays in congress for more than two terms, needs to move to Leavenworth.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Cortillaen, 2/15/2014 10:26:56 AM     (No. 9733590)

FTA: "So frustrated was Arizona Senator John McCain with the latest, forcing fellow Republicans to take a politically risky vote on lifting the debt ceiling, that yesterday he tweeted a Wall Street Journal editorial accusing the Texas lawmaker of instigating “needless drama that helps to explain why Republicans remain a minority.”"
Yeah, I´d be frustrated, too, if someone I thought was in on the fix blew my dishonesty wide open to the people I´d been lying to.

It´s amazing how POed these [LDot doesn´t like what I call them] are when all Cruz did was force a few of them to vote their true colors instead of letting them just make a for-show vote that doesn´t actually matter. It´s almost like they depend on the deceiving their constituencies or something.

Makes you wonder: Do some (or most) of the Repubs actually prefer being in the minority? They get to pretend to be fighting the good fight, and losing gets them the results they really want.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 2/15/2014 10:29:22 AM     (No. 9733593)

FTA: The risk for Republicans is that Cruz will press similar votes and undermine the party’s ability to win the net six seats needed to gain control of the Senate. Republican infighting has twice, in 2010 and again in 2012, blown up its strategy for retaking the chamber.

What the author does not understand, it is the fact that republicans will not take a stand is the reason they may not win the senate.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: clw54, 2/15/2014 10:29:38 AM     (No. 9733594)

How can Ted Cruz have anything to do with Republicans being in the minority when there hasn´t been an election since he´s been in the senate? McCain might have more to do with that than Cruz.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 2/15/2014 10:35:02 AM     (No. 9733604)

DELETED by Taste Police. The author,and the Ruling Elites (Boehner,MacConnell and Kantor to name a few) want me to believe that an attempt to attach an amendment to the raising of the debt ceiling,that might say, PROHIBIT A BAILOUT OF HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES when Hawaiiancare doesn´t work out, would be looked on unfavorably by the 40% of this Nation that decides our future. Maybe debate it for a few more hours so it has to get some print, even in the Volksbureau press. Then concede because there´s no cooperation. God forbid a few of these crooks might miss their planes out of DC before the snowstorm. I´m done with the Ruling Elite. They want to hurt my Grandson Kevin.Its a war for me now!

We do NOT accept bad words in any form. LCom Staff.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/15/2014 10:42:11 AM     (No. 9733617)

I saw #13´s question about the pubbies want to be in the minority. You know, he may be right. They´re still in office and still collecting loads of $$ from the lobbyists but they´re not bothered by the necessity to lead anything. Mailbox money!

Every time John McPain opens his mouth, I want to stick my foot in it. He evidently doesn´t recognize that he is a major part of the problem. Him and the other old bulls and the Bobsey twins from the NE. You know, the ones who voted on the clean debt limit last week.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 2/15/2014 10:44:05 AM     (No. 9733619)

Sorry, Pluperfect, all Senator Cruz did here was force some Republican Senators to prove that they did not truly oppose raising the debt ceiling. He did not "get involved in the primaries." The fact that certain Republican Senators are telling their constituents that they are for one thing, while not actually taking any action to make that thing happen, is not his fault. He merely stood up for what he says that he stands for. If they, also, stood for it, as they say they do, this would not have been a problem for them.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/15/2014 10:47:33 AM     (No. 9733623)

All Cruz did was "out" a bunch of big government liberal Republican senators. I don´t have a problem with that. Now we know what we´re dealing with (not that we didn´t before).

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Reply 20 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/15/2014 10:53:14 AM     (No. 9733636)

Who is this Pluperfect that posted this Comment and nonsense?

A Staffer for Cornyn? An illegal maid for McConnel?

This bovine scatology had to be written by a GOP Operative ...

Wow. Lucianne ought to remove this one.

Your reply is being left on as an example of how NOT to ever respond by attacking another poster. We are not a chatroom. Do it again and you will be blocked. LCom Staff.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: JediJerry, 2/15/2014 10:59:38 AM     (No. 9733646)

The Old School Repstablishment French Rollover Republicrats are mad as all get out over Cruz. McCain will hold his hands and feet while McConnell nails him to the cross and all of the other senate RINO´s cheer them on. The rest of us love Ted and cheer his bravery in being the only one to stand up and do the right thing to save this nation. Bravo Cruz!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Cortillaen, 2/15/2014 11:04:35 AM     (No. 9733652)

One further observation: Has anyone else noticed that the political landscape has been shifted against fiscal responsibility even further such that the debt limit being raised is a foregone conclusion? You don´t even hear talk anymore about stopping the debt ceiling, only about whether it will be raised "clean" or with "conditions" that never amount to more than withholding a few drops of the ever-increasing deluge of spending.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mws50, 2/15/2014 11:16:53 AM     (No. 9733672)

Senator Cruz is doing exactly what most Texans want him to do, and we really do not care what the rest of the Nation thinks about it.

He is OUR Senator, protecting Texans from a bloated, obtrusive, and out-of-control federal government. Making existing Senators that are working against the American people come out of their closet is one of the best things Senator Cruz is doing!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/15/2014 11:25:35 AM     (No. 9733678)

I guess Ploop couldn´t find a Palin article. Yet.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/15/2014 11:30:17 AM     (No. 9733685)

Ted Cruz is my senator. I voted for him. #8 makes good points, however.

Every successful trial lawyer I have ever known seeks and enjoys the spotlight. There is no question Cruz has a brilliant legal mind. I´m not that sure about his political instincts, but he´s still new.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mikkins2, 2/15/2014 11:30:53 AM     (No. 9733687)

The Republican Establishment is in a snit because Senator Cruz did not allow them to deceive their constituents. How telling!

And your still a Republican because...?

Got Tea?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/15/2014 11:35:02 AM     (No. 9733692)

Dazzling display of wit and intellect, #24.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/15/2014 12:01:11 PM     (No. 9733720)

The RINOs don´t like have their GAMES they play in DC exposed. Same thing happened in the obamacare de-fund vote. They voted to allow the Dem Majority to pass the bill with 51 votes, the simple majority. Then when the bill came up they voted NO, when their VOTE did not amount to a Hill of Beans. That action, in it´s self is DECEPTION!

Sen. Cruz is seeing the big picture and apparently sees through their ploys and little games. These RINOs are responsible for their actions and are being caught in their LIES to their constituents. This is why they try to belittle and demean Cruz. McCain is the worst of the lot.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: TXspyder, 2/15/2014 12:11:29 PM     (No. 9733738)

What gives me the giggles is Cornyon is saturating am radio about how he stands up to Obama, I always mentally add "except thursday"!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Calico Al, 2/15/2014 12:17:13 PM     (No. 9733750)

FTA:The Republican Party’s favorability was at a record low of 28 percent in a Gallup Poll conducted Oct. 3-6, during the shutdown. That was down 10 percentage points from the previous month and 15 points below Democrats----Would that be because us Republicans think the present leadership are Democrats?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: kafir091101, 2/15/2014 12:21:14 PM     (No. 9733755)

#OP:

And precisely what self respecting conservative donor/voter gives a damn about what Sen Cruz´ critics think/say/post?

Kafir

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Avogadra, 2/15/2014 12:23:12 PM     (No. 9733762)

Cornyn will probably win the primary this time. But we in Texas are getting tired of his games, just as we were with those of Kay Bailey Hutchison. She is gone, and Ted Cruz is her replacement. I wouldn´t mind if Ted´s father eventually took the Cornyn seat. He is much more outspoken than his son.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 2/15/2014 12:26:21 PM     (No. 9733766)

more and more, Bloomberg proves its unreliability. I put more trust in WND than in it, classing it with NYT and MSNBC
and, more and moer, Angelo Codevilla´s work on ´The American Ruling Class´ is proving both accurate and prescient. The sad fact is that the top dogs in both parties have far more in common with each other than they do with We The People. They went to, and send their kids to, the same schools, have the same basic attitudes and beliefs about the country and the direction it should take. Have the same beliefs on a whole host of things. And react in anger, shock, and revulsion when any upstart comes in to wobble the table.
As we see here.
During the American Revolution, it was not by any means a majority that took up arms against the Brits. A whole lot of people, even then, wanted to be "safe". Seen any monuments to them? Me neither.
Sometimes, it is better to be right, than to be what the ´elites´ believe to be "smart", or "clever".
We may not win the fight that is already at our door. But I´d rather be among the dead at Thermopylae, than among the nameless cowards who made a stiff-arm salute to the National SOCIALIST German Workers Party. To their everlasting shame.
"Give me liberty, or give me death" still rings in our ears. Can anyone imagine McCain, or McConnel, or Cornyn, or Lamar Alexander, or Lindsey Graham saying that out loud these days? I can not. The ghosts of Lexington and Concord are ashamed of us. And so am I.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 2/15/2014 12:30:20 PM     (No. 9733773)

John McCain has had years to make a difference in this country and our current state is a measure of his success. It is long past time he step aside and let someone else - Cruz here - take the lead and do something useful.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: LtE126, 2/15/2014 12:37:34 PM     (No. 9733781)

I´m liking this thread"s "if you´re in congress more than 2 terms you should be tried for treason" attitude. I agree.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 2/15/2014 12:41:09 PM     (No. 9733787)

God Bless Ted Cruz.
And for any naysayers,
you must admit he has drawn out
the non-conservatives.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/15/2014 1:01:53 PM     (No. 9733811)

it is a tried and true saying - if you are drawing flak you are over the target. Go Ted

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Reply 38 - Posted by: ruready?, 2/15/2014 1:04:14 PM     (No. 9733813)

The non-conservatives are floating to the top like dead fish.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: dman, 2/15/2014 1:30:51 PM     (No. 9733851)

Contrast this "politically risky vote" and the ensuing flap with the "lives, fortunes, and sacred honor" pledge of our Founders, and the blood sacrifices of our brave soldiers and their families.

Kudos to Sen. Cruz for exposing the cowardice of our so-called "representatives".

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/15/2014 1:51:48 PM     (No. 9733874)

I more or less supported Cruz´s tactics on delaying Obamacare last fall. However, in hindsight, letting the law go forward and forcing Obama to delay this unworkable legislation turned out to be the best tactic.

I do not really follow Cruz´s motives in this recent kerfuffle. My goal is simple - win the Senate and avoid amnesty. Everything else is fixable - including the debt ceiling. Politics speaks to the pragmatic in man and those who are mostly doctrinaire tend to end up losing elections. The only thing that I am holding onto is that Cruz has angered Juan McCain - so he must be doing something right.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Trust No One, 2/15/2014 1:58:10 PM     (No. 9733880)

#33. Yours is the best post of the day IMHO. I think of that article quite a bit and you´re right that is proving more and more to be accurate.

I don´t know what the answer is to the delimna in which we find ourselves. It seems that we are rushing into the sci-future at such a rapid pace it can´t be stopped.

I keep thinking I won´t be around to see ´Continnuum´, but it is coming faster than I ever expected.

I really like the LIKE button - makes me feel that I can respond to all of the posts.

Ms. Lucianne I have a REQUEST - give us a DOWN button to post our displeasure with a post since we can´t respond directly to posters.

Thanks.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/15/2014 2:15:05 PM     (No. 9733898)

We are where we are precisely because of the strategy of the RINOS!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/15/2014 2:28:57 PM     (No. 9733913)

This blank check for spending until the March 2015 was so unpopular with the People that only 3 Republicans were prepared to vote in favor. When McConnell and Cornyn finally went along, their fear of a backlash was so high that they needed to drag 5 others with them for cover.

This kind of fear is only created when you know that you will be fired if your boss finds out what you are really doing. They are right to fear us because we will replace them.

I can´t help but wonder what Harry Reid would have done if he could only get 57 votes. Would he have allowed some small amendment? We´ll never know because leadership caved.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/15/2014 3:04:11 PM     (No. 9733940)

#39, you make an interesting point, which I will expand and expound on...

Our founders and framers were volunteers.
They spent their own money to attend the Continential Congresses.
They were not on salary, did not have staff on salary, and were not hanging
on for a pension, either.

They tried to accomplish something that was needed, rather than mark time
for decades and decades gathering moss and taking legal bribes.

It was only recently that former presidents got much of a pension.
Now the CongressHo´s are overpaid, too long in Washington, staffs are too big,
pensions are too big...
it´s all a racket for enriching themselves, to heck with the nation.

The more they are paid, the ruder they become toward the rest of us.
They are all too good for us now.
We are dirt... just pesky nuisances that get in their way.

They would rather be in bed with the MediaHo´s who will get them
re-elected while praising how liberal they are...
when they aren´t in bed with an intern and a good cigar.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/15/2014 3:08:12 PM     (No. 9733942)

in #44, it should be "Continental" which I really can spell...

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House Democrats, battered by Koch brothers ads and facing a grim outlook for the midterms, are providing the clearest indication yet of how they plan to respond: By shoring up imperiled incumbents and only the most promising challengers, but most likely leaving some of the party’s upstart hopefuls to fend for themselves. The strategy, detailed in nearly two dozen interviews with party officials and strategists, is a tacit acknowledgement of the ominous political environment Democrats are up against this year. The goal is to stop Republicans from padding their 17-seat edge and keep the party within striking distance of the majority

Memo says GOP competitive
in five more Senate races
CNN, by Ashley Killough    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:46:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington – The National Republican Senatorial Committee, a group tasked with getting Republicans elected to the Senate, believes Republicans have expanded the 2014 playing field with five more contested races as the GOP seeks to retake control of the chamber. In a memo released to consultants Friday morning, NRSC political director Ward Baker writes that Republicans have become competitive in Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, Oregon and Minnesota since the start of the year. That´s in addition to nearly 10 Senate seats the NRSC has been aggressively targeting.

S. Korea ferry captain,
2 crew members arrested
USA Today, by Eunice Kang and Calum MacLeod,    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:43:40 PM     Post Reply
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank off the southwest coast of South Korea this week with hundreds of high school students aboard was arrested early Saturday along with two crewmembers, the Yonhap news agency reports. The captain, 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok, was jailed on five counts of charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, Yonhap reports. The exact charges filed against the two crewmembers, who were allegedly operating the ship alone at the time of the accident, were not immediately available. Prosecutors, in seeking an arrest warrant on Friday, alleged that Lee had left the vessel in charge

Scientists Find an ‘Earth
Twin,’ or Perhaps a Cousin
New York Times, by Kenneth Chang    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:47:00 AM     Post Reply
It is a bit bigger and somewhat colder, but a planet circling a star 500 light-years away is otherwise the closest match of our home world discovered so far, astronomers announced on Thursday. The planet, known as Kepler 186f, named after NASA’s Kepler planet-finding mission, which detected it, has a diameter of 8,700 miles, 10 percent wider than Earth, and its orbit lies within the “Goldilocks zone” of its star, Kepler 186 — not too hot, not too cold, where temperatures could allow for liquid water to flow at the surface, making it potentially hospitable for life. “Kepler 186f is



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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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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

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
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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

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
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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
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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

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one


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