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Just weeks away from likely entering the 2016 presidential race, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting his Republican rivals on notice that he plans to position himself as a get-it-done governor in a field with several members of Congress and former chief executives.
Mr. Walker’s latest audition came Saturday night when he keynoted the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Patriot’s Gala in Washington, carefully mixing withering attacks on President Obama with folksy Midwest humor and a healthy touch of faith and support for Israel.
Read more by Madison Gesiotto at WashingtonTimes.com
“We need to stop the flow of secret, unaccountable money,” Hillary Clinton said Saturday (6/13) during her vaunted campaign “do over.”
That she said this without a trace of irony is no real surprise. Ever since the release of “Clinton Cash” - which documented the Clintons’ love of secret and unaccountable money - the couple’s reaction has been to pretend the scandal has nothing to do with them.
Read more by Peter Schweizer at ToThePointNews.com
Hillary Clinton is set to launch her presidential campaign for the second time Saturday in New York amid a barrage of criticism that has marred her first weeks on the trail.
The Clintons have been no stranger to scandals, some dating back to when Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas. But there are many scandals that originated in Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.
The following 15 scandals are just a few to keep in mind as she launches her presidential campaign.
Read more by at WashingtonExaminer.com
Ever since Mitt Romney’s loss to President Obama in 2012, it has become a mantra in the Republican Party that on foreign policy especially, “Romney was right.”
In a stuffy mountain lodge here Friday night, Romney joined the chorus. Dusting off a page from his management consulting playbook, the former Republican nominee delivered a speech by PowerPoint to more than 200 corporate CEOs and other attendees of his annual ideas festival about what he deemed (and titled his slides): “The Most Consequential Obama Foreign Policy Mistakes.”
Slide by slide, Romney ticked through 20 mistakes, from Obama’s “Middle East apology tour” to the president’s lack of support for Iran’s green revolution to the administration’s infamous “reset” with Russia.
Read more by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa at WashingtonPost.com
It’s an Obama world.
The US Embassy in Indonesia moved Independence Day to June 4th out of respect for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.
Read more by Jim Hoft at TheGatewayPundit.com
George W. Bush isn’t the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border.
Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America’s southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.
President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today’s force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.
Read more by John Dillin from csmonitor.com, July 6, 2006
The world is on fire, America is in free fall, and this saboteur in the White House is severely delusional.
Read more at PamelaGeller.com
Exclusive — Walker: We’d Be Sending in Navy to Stop Illegals if They Were Swarming Our Sea Ports Like They Do Southern Border
Republican Party 2016 primary frontrunner Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Breitbart News exclusively that if the invasion of illegal aliens that’s currently swarming across America’s southern border were coming in via America’s sea ports, the government would be sending in the Navy to stop it. Instead, the federal government—despite not having to at all—chooses, he says, to leave the U.S. border with Mexico wide open.
Read more by Matthew Boyle at Breitbart.com
If he runs for president in 2016, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker promises that “the contrast would be clear” between his foreign policy and that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“If I choose to get in this race, [foreign policy is] something I’m going to lay out a very clear plan for what we should do going forward, and how we should address the issues we face here in America and the issues we face around the world. I think there’s a wide open door to lay out a very clear doctrine. And I do think that if foreign policy plays an important role, the contrast would be clear,” Walker said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.
“Just about everywhere that Hillary Clinton has played a role with this president, under President Obama, that part of the world is largely a failure, a mess, because of the policies that we’ve seen from Obama and Clinton,” he added.
Read more by Rebecca Kaplan at CBSnews.com
The premier organization for politically active Jewish Republicans has grown considerably as new members set aside their opposition to the GOP’s conservative social agenda to make a statement on Israel.
The Republican Jewish Coalition recently hosted 800 members at its annual spring meeting in Las Vegas. Two years ago, the same gathering drew fewer than 400. President Obama gets most of the credit for doubling attendance. His antagonistic relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and emerging deal with Iran to limit but not end Tehran’s nuclear weapons program have driven up membership.
True, most of them are fiscal conservatives and foreign policy hawks who usually vote Republican — though not exclusively. But many have maintained a wary relationship with the GOP because they consider themselves “social liberals” at odds with the party’s opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. Pushed by Obama and his Middle East policies, they have cast off those suspicions and become politically active, card-carrying members of the Republican Party.
Read more by David M. Drucker at WashingtonExaminer.com
In a surprise move, the CPUSA (Communist Party USA) has announced a lawsuit against the Democratic Party and its leadership for the alleged theft of intellectual property. The plaintiffs claim that the entire so-called “new” Democratic agenda is, in fact, the product of a decades-long, painstaking campaign by CPUSA theorists, agitators, and underground subversive cells - which makes it the intellectual property of the Communist Party USA, protected by American copyright laws.
“They stole our entire platform, rebranded it ‘progressive’, and claimed it as their own,” declared a CPUSA spokesperson at a press conference in San Francisco. “And we communists say, not so fast! Not in this country anyway, where we still have property rights and the rule of law, thank God! Actually, let me rephrase that…”
The Communist Party representative explained that government ownership of the auto and financial industries, redistribution of wealth, and free rationed healthcare have always been among the glorious CPUSA objectives: “We held on to these goals through all the difficult years of factional infighting, purges, denunciations, and heroic espionage on behalf of the Soviet intelligence services.
“This may seem like a foreign idea to you, but we sacrificed everything for it - our friends, our neighbors, and our nation. We suffered from all kinds of ulcers and split personality disorders by blindly following Stalin’s directives. We risked our chances of promotion within US government agencies by dutifully advancing Soviet foreign policy. And for what? So that some spoiled Democrats could ride on our backs to power while throwing us crumbs in the form of minor cabinet appointments?
“It’s just like taking someone else’s hard-earned income and redistributing it! … Never mind, bad example… It’s like infiltrating a respectable organization and taking over its management while engaging in subversive propaganda and the rewriting of history… Whoops, bad example again… It’s like being devoid of moral standards and rejecting all the norms and values of Judeo-Christian civilization… No, that was totally inappropriate. Scratch that…
Read more of this (humor) at ThePeoplesCube.com
One month after April Fools, sort of. Happy Socialist Labor Day!
President Obama’s smoldering antipathy toward Israel and its freshly reelected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is finally taking its toll on his support among Americans Jews.
While both national leaders still say all the right things about the almost seven decade alliance between the two democracies, the public has read the events and body language differently. With this presidential administration, it’s more like, ‘Best friends, like it or not.’
Obama’s aggressive push for more Israeli concessions on Palestinians and Netanyahu’s resistance exacerbate bilateral tensions.
More importantly, the appearance of Obama favoring Iran and his ongoing persistence in paving the way for Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, through the guise of negotiations originally framed as stopping the program’s development altogether, has run up against Netanyahu’s adamant opposition. And disfavor among Israelis.
Read More BY ANDREW MALCOLM At Investor’s Business Daily