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Larry Sabato: Jeb Bush now 'the
leader of the field' for 2016

Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard

Original Article

Posted By:grace52, 3/20/2014 3:01:37 PM

With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stalled by the “Bridgegate” affair, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has become the establishment´s candidate and top pick to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, according to a new analysis of the race. “We now consider Bush the leader of the field if he decides to run,” said the influential “Crystal Ball” from the University of Virginia´s Center for Politics. “In recent months, we’ve noticed an unmistakable and widespread desire among some of the Republicans we talk to, particularly ones who would be classified as members of the establishment on and off Capitol Hill, for a third Bush nominee in less than three decades.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: thewarden, 3/20/2014 3:02:42 PM     (No. 9777127)

I give up.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nashman, 3/20/2014 3:05:11 PM     (No. 9777131)

Oh bull. This is so wrong, it´s unbelievable.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 3/20/2014 3:06:09 PM     (No. 9777133)

hahahaaaaaaaaa I needed a good laugh today.

It´s "unmistakable"! Resistance is futile! Hahahaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/20/2014 3:06:38 PM     (No. 9777135)

I do not believe Jeb Bush is going to run. But, there´s nothing wrong with his name bouncing around among the possibilities.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steph_gray, 3/20/2014 3:10:52 PM     (No. 9777141)

The leader of the field will be the person that the primary voters say it is.

Get out and work and vote for somebody worth the trouble. Jeb does not qualify that way.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/20/2014 3:12:21 PM     (No. 9777145)

There will be no good choice in the presidential field in 2016; on either side of the aisle.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 3/20/2014 3:16:10 PM     (No. 9777150)

So will Jeb now be the target of millions of lies and smears from the lying media?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: eoddad, 3/20/2014 3:24:55 PM     (No. 9777167)

Who is this guy trying to kid?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Penney, 3/20/2014 3:29:51 PM     (No. 9777178)

The current entrenched, ´´establishment,´´ GOP apparently does not represent the heart of the GOP, ...but keeps trying to write the script, eh? In other words, the RINOS are as theatrical as the dem pols. sigh

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Reply 10 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 3/20/2014 3:30:36 PM     (No. 9777179)

Haven´t we learned anything, Folks... Seriously...

Bush, Christie, McCain, Dole, Romney... Establishment! Beltway insiders, crony capitalists... The "go along" crowd with v few conservative bones in their bodies, let alone conservative convictions!

Let Rove et al waste another $400 million?

[At least Scott Walker was mentioned... ]

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Reply 11 - Posted by: sabre460, 3/20/2014 3:40:25 PM     (No. 9777199)

Please!! No more "dynasties"!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tank, 3/20/2014 3:43:16 PM     (No. 9777208)

No, no, no, no, no...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 3/20/2014 3:46:10 PM     (No. 9777212)

FTA: "...the establishment´s candidate and top pick..." What else do you need to know about this nothing burger.

Can´t wait to hear ole Jeb´s answers to, oh, I don´t know; how about: ´Common Core´ or ´Comprehensive Immigration Reform´ or, ... /s

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kate318, 3/20/2014 3:50:34 PM     (No. 9777222)

Never.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 3/20/2014 3:52:30 PM     (No. 9777229)

I like and admire all the Bushes, but they are not the right people for the times. 1950´s ladies and gentlemen in an age when the radical left is going all out to subjugate us.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 3/20/2014 3:53:47 PM     (No. 9777232)

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! No dad blammit! How do I make the font change to 35? Anyone know?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/20/2014 4:02:51 PM     (No. 9777245)

Heck NO! We cannot let the RNC and establishment beltway insiders NOR the media make our choices for us. We need to push the issue. We need to choose!!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: athina, 3/20/2014 4:04:10 PM     (No. 9777248)

Well, RNC, we´re not voting for him. Figure it out.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: zoidberg, 3/20/2014 4:06:49 PM     (No. 9777251)

This isn´t right. This isn´t even wrong!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/20/2014 4:14:38 PM     (No. 9777259)

The Purple Elephant is now the leader of the field for 2016 because the Blue Elephant stubbed his toe on the George Washington Bridge. So runs the logic of the flaming blue Crystal Ball. "Everyone" knows that Red Elephants aren´t electable.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 3/20/2014 4:17:05 PM     (No. 9777264)

They´ll be sending out those lame opinion questionnaires soon. You know - those Send-Us-Money grams disguised as being interested in what we think by asking the stupidest questions possible (Do you like cake or should Michelle be allowed to let us eat nothing but soybeans?). I get out my Sharpie marker and write back in big letters obliterating their stupid flyer with my own opinions. However, I suspect they treat it no differently than those who diligently answer them. They rip open the envelope looking only for the enclosed check and toss the opinions in the trash. But at least I get to vent and HOPE that they notice a trend of frustration.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 3/20/2014 4:22:44 PM     (No. 9777273)

fta - "Jeb Bush has become the establishment´s candidate" and "widespread desire among some of the Republicans"

These people are the same ninnies that gave us McCain and Romney. Surely they will not prevail a third time. How could anyone be that stupid and still be called "the leaders" of the GOP? Are we truly the stupid party?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 3/20/2014 4:24:46 PM     (No. 9777276)

On a late night talk radio program about a month ago, I heard the guest say that Jeb was anointed, that the establishment has picked him to be the next Presidential nominee. I thought at the time that statement was ludicrous. I guess I was wrong.

But I will not be voting for him.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 3/20/2014 4:33:01 PM     (No. 9777281)

Good grief who are the dufuses pushing this? I dont even feel Jeb wants to run at all. Truly who are the wizards of Oz behind the machine??? I dont know anyone who wants another Bush

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Agent Orange, 3/20/2014 4:33:47 PM     (No. 9777282)

I adore Bush 43 but Jeb should do exactly what his mother told him….No more Bush´s in the White House, two are more than enough. Same goes for Clinton.

Do you want someone that is worse than the mulato POS that currently is ripping us off, I don´t think so.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: JediJerry, 3/20/2014 4:44:59 PM     (No. 9777295)

Good thing the article noted Jeb is the "establishment" candidate out in front since their real hero Christie is out of gas on a bridge to nowhere for the moment. As long as they are establishment picks, I am completely against them. Jeb included. No Bush no Romney no McCain no Christie. Got it? Good. Time for a true Constitution loving home grown freedom fighting conservative to lead and not some sock puppet Repstablishment drone to do the job.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ocho reales, 3/20/2014 4:47:10 PM     (No. 9777299)

I desperately want the Republicans to capture the White House in 2016 but I don´t believe they can do it with a third Bush. Jeb would have been better than W but having had W we cannot go back and rewrite history. The overarching goal in 2016 is to capture the White House. Only the best man (or woman) in the field can do that. Jeb is not it. I wish I knew who is.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: sanchin, 3/20/2014 4:52:09 PM     (No. 9777307)

Can´t fix stupid!!!!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Winmag, 3/20/2014 5:11:33 PM     (No. 9777330)

Jeb just came out in support of Common Core. He has no chance of being nominated. If somehow the establishment forces him on us he will be blown out in the general election. I will not vote for this Progressive Pubbie.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 3/20/2014 5:14:01 PM     (No. 9777337)

Papa Bush was voted out of office - a rare thing these days when two-terms have become the norm. And then Brother Bush left the economy a smoking ruin and our military bogged down in two Asian land wars - or should we say bogged down in ´Nation Building´. So sure, the third time´s the charm.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jglas, 3/20/2014 5:17:16 PM     (No. 9777341)

I live in Florida. Jeb Bush was my governor for two terms. He was a good governor. I like Jeb Bush. That said I don´t want him to run. To win the Republicans need to nominate someone outside the establishment or they will lose the Tea Party and that will cost them the election. There are a number of good candidates, Paul, Cruz, Lee, Walker etc. Don`t repeat the idiocy of the last two elections.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: enuf8, 3/20/2014 5:17:46 PM     (No. 9777342)

Did he recently received a bulging sealed envelop? Otherwise where is he getting his info for his analysis. Jebbie is at the bottom of all polls currently.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 3/20/2014 5:42:59 PM     (No. 9777359)

I want someone different, like Scott Walker, to get the nomination. But, if it does come down to Bush v Clinton, for whom will you vote?

I don´t get all of the posters who say the media or establishment is choosing our candidate. Only if you let them. You can be strong and choose, but the voters not paying attention could very well choose Bush and Clinton.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: doublesharp, 3/20/2014 5:59:22 PM     (No. 9777381)

President Rand Paul from the Commonwealth of Kentucky! nuff said.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Elvira, 3/20/2014 6:17:04 PM     (No. 9777392)

HOLD ON People!! Larry Sabato, isn´t he the guy from UVA or something like it who was caught giving damaging and wrongful opinion/information about W before an election? Had to publicly admit he was pressured or paid to do it? I´ve got to run, but when I get back I´m going to Google it. He was involved in a very bad scandal for someone in his field if I´m recalling correctly.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: grampus, 3/20/2014 6:19:11 PM     (No. 9777395)

Dr. Sabato,

You´re a nice fellow and "purty" bright,

but it "peers" to me your wig´s too tight.

Go Hoos!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: danvillebill, 3/20/2014 6:21:03 PM     (No. 9777396)

Nominating another Bush would be a really good way to give our stay-at-homies a reason to stay home and not vote in 2016.

I´m waiting for the Cruz missile to be formally launched and then get involved.
Seriously involved.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/20/2014 6:24:50 PM     (No. 9777402)

Bwahaha..President of Mexico maybe.
I will stay home if he is the candidate, and I mean it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/20/2014 6:28:33 PM     (No. 9777409)

NO. How about a Paul/Cruz ticket?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: M Stuart, 3/20/2014 6:30:47 PM     (No. 9777414)

I have not heard of ONE person who thinks Jeb Bush would be the right choice right now.


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Reply 41 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/20/2014 6:39:50 PM     (No. 9777425)

"some of the Republicans we´ve talked to..."

Seriously? Focus on the word "some". Those "some" sure like to make decisions for us, don´t they?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/20/2014 6:46:57 PM     (No. 9777433)

That´s disgusting. Put the Bush dynasty to bed.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 3/20/2014 6:59:20 PM     (No. 9777453)

Poster #33 goes to the heart of it, as she so often does.

May Scott Walker prevail in November and decide to go for it. We really need a man like him, not simply a decent and well-intentioned punching bag named Bush.

And I really don´t think Jeb will decide to run, no matter what Larry ("Romney In A Landslide") Sabato might like to think.

We will see. I for one have my fingers crossed - and checks written - for Scott.



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Reply 44 - Posted by: john56, 3/20/2014 7:22:00 PM     (No. 9777489)

If Fat Christie or Another Bush are at the top of the GOP ticket, I´m voting for the Prohibition party, whatever.

We´re gonna get Hillary, so I´m not wasting another vote on a candidiate that won´t fight (ie, McCain, Romney).

Oh yeah, Jeb, that no more Bush votes rule holds for me here in Texas. Your kid ain´t getting my vote for Land Commish. I may even vote Democrat in that race.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/20/2014 7:26:15 PM     (No. 9777499)

The Jebster brings so much to the table these days...

A Mexican FLOTUS...

A drug felon daughter...

Tons of family baggage from decades of rule...

Guess that´s what is meant by...
A Big Tent.

Try to rephrase that more accurately...
Our Major Discontent with Jebster.

Buh-Bye!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Chief1942, 3/20/2014 7:35:39 PM     (No. 9777505)

If there is another Bush on the ballot, they can forget my vote.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: bubby, 3/20/2014 8:25:31 PM     (No. 9777562)

I will vote for Harold Stassen or Ralph Nader before I vote for Jeb. Is Harold still alive? I think he is still on the ballot.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: JustRight, 3/20/2014 9:12:43 PM     (No. 9777630)

Jeb did himself in with the backing of Common Core for our educational system. Definitely would not get my vote.

Hillary, ditto via Benghazi fiasco.

No more RINO´s or liberals. We need an honest, conservative, constitution backing person to run.

It is the only way to preserve this nation.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/20/2014 10:14:55 PM     (No. 9777678)

We predicted it all right here. There is never anything new about the way the GOP establishment and media coordinate with each other. Yeah, he may not run. These guys can string everyone along, raise money, travel on donor money, etc. why not, Jeb doesn´t have anything else to do.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/20/2014 11:04:12 PM     (No. 9777730)

That last name is a liability. Why start out with such a significant handicap? If he´s the Republican candidate, he gets my vote, but........

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Reply 51 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/21/2014 12:36:05 AM     (No. 9777795)

I never miss an election, but I refuse to vote for Jeb.

Time to contact the GOP.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 3/21/2014 11:10:22 AM     (No. 9778388)

If Jeb Bush is the candidate, it´s proof positive that the GOP has no intention of winning. In fact, it´s a declaration that they want to lose in a landslide. It´s naiveté to say that the voters pick the candidates. Until McCain, I would have agreed with you. But the process was rigged, twice. Follow the money. Iowa and NH force the candidates to the left to succeed. I no longer consider myself a Republican, I am a conservative, and will only vote for a conservative.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: spinpilot, 3/21/2014 9:21:06 PM     (No. 9779163)

On another planet, right!?

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Pope Francis Calls on U.S.
to Welcome Illegal Immigrants

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/16/2014 11:55:14 AM     Post Reply
In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of thousands of

Mrs. Obama Declares
War on Chick-fil-A

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Townhall, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 12:55:08 PM     Post Reply
The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed

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Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
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Rolling Stone, by Kristen Gwynne    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 7/15/2014 11:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that


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