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Rebecca Berg: Will Trump Supporters Show Up To The Primaries?

RCP reporter Rebecca Berg discusses the biggest question surrounding Donald Trump’s support: will his energized crowds show up to the polls? … Read entire article »

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CNN Anchor Wonders: "Is Bill Clinton A Sexist Or Does He Simply Like Women?"

This morning, CNN anchor Deborah Feyerick began a panel discussion about Donald Trump’s references to former President Clinton’s history of sexual misconduct with an interesting question: “First of all, can we set the record straight? Is Bill Clinton sexist or does he simply like women?” “He had some very high powered women in his cabinet,” Feyerick noted. “Everybody from Ruth Bader Ginsburg… Attorney General Janet Reno, Scretary of State Madilline Albright… So is he sexist? Is that a fair criticism?” Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes, Democratic consultant Hillary Rosen, and CNN’s Amanda Carpenter discuss. … Read entire article »

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Jeb Bush Challenges Donald Trump To A One-on-One Debate

Speaking at a forum in Palm Beach on Monday, former Florida governor Jeb Bush challenged GOP frontrunner Donald Trump to debate him one-on-one, “any time, any place.” Asked by the event moderator what he would say if Trump walked into the room right at that moment, Jeb responded: “Donald, I’ll take you on one-on-one in a debate, any time, any place. You name it and I’ll do it.” Full event video: … Read entire article »

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Ann Coulter Takes On BBC Anchor Who Asks If It Would Help Donald Trump To Start Being More "Overtly" Racist

From December 15, 2015: Conservative author of “Adios, America” Ann Coulter appeared on BBC’s Newsnight to discuss Donald Trump and immigration issues. She ends up talking about a joke she told in 2006 and whether or not Donald Trump and his daughter have an Oedipal relationship. EVAN DAVIS, BBC: I want to talk about the language and the tone of the cmapaign. You have used words referring to Muslims –people of Arab descent– as ragheads and camel-jockeys. IS that right? ANN COULTER: Well, it was a joke, and it was a funny joke, and people laughed. I think you really have to give the full context of my remarks. BBC: Why do you think Donald Trump doesn’t use that kind of language, he has fallens hort of that tone you would … Read entire article »

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Al Sharpton Calls On Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Resign, "He's Not Even Showing Up"

“Certainly from where I sit, he should [step down]” Sharpton said. “How do we trust this kind of administration to correct when you’v got this going so far off track, and you’re not even showing up and dealing with it.” … Read entire article »

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Ralph Peters: If Iraq Can Beat ISIS Without American Help, "Great, We Should All Be Happy"

Fox News analyst Ralph Peters responds to the liberation of Ramadi from the Islamic State by the Iraqi state. “Ramadi isn’t the big prize yet,” Peters warns. “It is important, but this is good news period. It is still a little messy on the ground, but the Iraqi military… it did work.” “If it can all be done without American conventional forces on the ground, great, we should all be happy. We should give credit to the president. But I personally don’t think it will be this easy.” “Yes, the Iraqi military with us putting the training wheels back on the bike, the retook Ramadi, a midsized city. What will the Iran-backed Baghdad government do now?” See below for Ralph Peters classics: … Read entire article »

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Fox News: "Liberation" Of Ramadi Is A Victory "With Strategic And Symbolic Significance"

FNC’s Kevin Cork reports from the president’s vacation spot in Honolulu on the Iraqi army’s victory over ISIS in the city of Ramadi. … Read entire article »

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Steve Kornacki: If They Are Going To Stop Trump And Cruz, An Establishment Candidate Must Win New Hampshire

MSNBC analyst Steve Kornacki says that since Iowa is locked in for Ted Cruz or Donald Trump, if an establishment Republican (like Christie, Bush, Kasich or Rubio) wants to win the Republican nomination, they absolutely must make a strong showing in New Hampshire. “Right now there is divided opposition [among establishment Republicans],” Kornacki said. “And Donald Trump is the biggest beneficiary of that in New Hampshire.” STEVE KORNACKI, MSNBC: Right now the dynamic in New Hampshire is interesting. It is the second state that’s going to vote when the primary season starts. Iowa goes first. Right now Iowa’s setting up as, Ted Cruz is the front-runner in Iowa, Trump’s behind him, nobody else really close to them right now. One of those two, it looks like, is well positioned in Iowa. That … Read entire article »

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Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia on Backing Bernie Sanders

The Cook County Board Commissioner and former Mayoral candidate explains why he’s backing Bernie Sanders in 2016. … Read entire article »

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Eric Metaxas Explains Why a Secular, Liberal Culture Is Bad for America

Bestselling author and talk radio host Eric Metaxas calls religious freedom the core of America’s freedoms. In an interview with The Daily Signal, Metaxas addresses why a secular America is inconsistent with the Founders’ vision and how culture has far-reaching consequences in politics. We also discuss the role of undercover filmmaker David Daleiden and how his videos of Planned Parenthood have reshaped the abortion debate. The post Eric Metaxas Explains Why a Secular, Liberal Culture Is Bad for America appeared first on The Daily Signal. … Read entire article »

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Retracing a High, Desperate Flight at Below Zero Near Mount Everest

Retracing a High, Desperate Flight at Below Zero Near Mount Everest

NAMCHE BAZAR, Nepal—The hike to the Nangpa La refugee route was not an easy one. I felt fine and strong, but the weight of my pack took its toll, and the altitude often left me short of breath. I carried, among other things, a tent, a sleeping bag, a gas stove, clothes, food, a first aid kit, crampons, and a DSLR camera. Nights in the tent were bitter cold. Hauling a heavy pack in the altitude up … Read entire article »

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This Senator Thinks Bipartisan Changes Can ‘Fix’ Obamacare

“Step-by-step” changes to Obamacare are the way to improve the health care system, the chairman of the Senate’s committee on health issues says. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., predicts that bipartisan changes to President Barack Obama’s signature health care law will occur over the span of a few years. “I think over the next four or five years it’ll be changed step by step toward a health care system with more freedom for people to find policies, more choices and hopefully lower prices,” Alexander was quoted as saying by Roll Call.  “[W]e need to keep in mind health care costs as we try to fix Obamacare.” Such an Obamacare “fix” cannot be done in a “partisan way,” he said in the interview with C-SPAN. As chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Alexander said, one … Read entire article »

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Justice Department Halts Program Allowing Law Enforcement to Split Proceeds of Seized Cash, Property

The Justice Department is halting a controversial program that allows law enforcement to keep most of the proceeds of cash and property they seize from Americans under federal law, sometimes without charging anyone with a crime. Now the law enforcement community, which benefits from the program, is pushing back against the Justice Department, saying its decision could have negative consequences on public safety. Just days before Christmas, the Justice Department announced suspension of its “equitable sharing” program. In a letter to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, the department said it is deferring payments to the agencies because of cuts to its budget, deepened in the spending package passed by Congress earlier this month. “The department does not take this step lightly,” M. Kendall Day, head of the Justice Department’s asset forfeiture and money laundering division, … Read entire article »

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How This Governor Upheld Religious Freedom in Issuing Marriage Licenses

Acting to resolve a conflict between personal conscience and political duty on the subject of same-sex marriage, Kentucky’s new governor decided that marriage licenses don’t have to bear the name of the county clerk whose office issues the license. Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, announced his executive order last week along with four others. “To ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored, Executive Order 2015-048 directs the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to issue a revised marriage license form to the offices of all Kentucky county clerks,” a statement from the governor’s office reads. “The name of the county clerk is no longer required to appear on the form.” During his campaign for governor, Bevin came out in support of Kim Davis, the Democratic clerk of Rowan County,  who drew national attention … Read entire article »

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Genocidal Rhetoric is on the Rise in One African Nation

Located in central Africa, the small nation of Burundi is on the brink of civil war once again. In April, current President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term, a decision denounced by the opposition as a violation of the nation’s constitution. His subsequent election in July was widely criticized by the international community. Since Nkurunziza’s April announcement, many civilians and political groups opposing Nkurunziza’s decision have taken to the streets to protest. In response, Burundian security forces have met the protesters with brutality, killing hundreds and sending hundreds of thousands more fleeing the country. Opposition groups have retaliated by taking up arms and unleashing their own wave of attacks against government installations and officials. As tensions increase, the violence escalates, and the bodies accumulate, it is … Read entire article »

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Here Are the Police Officers the Media Should Have Talked About in 2015

2015 was a rough year for American law enforcement. There has been a seemingly unending chorus of anti-police protests, accentuated by inflammatory and often dangerous rhetoric, which has inspired a hostility toward law enforcement that’s not been seen in decades. While some might now think this is because corruption is endemic to law enforcement, the truth is that most police officers go above and beyond the call of duty each day to protect their communities. The unfortunate and wholly inaccurate conclusion of widespread corruption is inspired more by innuendo, than by fact—and this is a problem. Misperceptions of police can be costly, as they harm not just law enforcement, but whole communities as well. When the essential bonds of trust are broken between police and community, public safety becomes compromised. To counter this false narrative, … Read entire article »

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Fans Celebrate the Life of Globetrotting Basketballer Meadowlark Lemon

Fans today remembered basketball star George “Meadowlark” Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters, who died Sunday at 83 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Lemon, dubbed the “Clown Prince of Basketball,” was famous for his trademark hook shot as well as his on-court comedy at the height of the Globetrotters’ popularity in the 1960s and 1970s. He was considered by many to be a role model for black youth because of his good-humored pursuit of excellence. He was a vocal supporter of voluntary prayer in school. We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Meadowlark Lemon. He was 83. #RIPMeadowlark pic.twitter.com/tCRWkZUD3h — Harlem Globetrotters (@Globies) December 28, 2015 The Globetrotters regularly appeared on TV on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and other variety shows in those days, and Lemon’s cartoon likeness later was featured on the animated “Scooby-Doo.” Mannie Jackson, a former owner of the Globetrotters, credited … Read entire article »

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State Lawmakers Urged to Question Taxpayer-Subsidized Climate ‘Alarmists’

State Lawmakers Urged to Question Taxpayer-Subsidized Climate ‘Alarmists’

HOT SPRINGS, Va.—Conservative lawmakers, scholars, and activists say it’s time for the Virginia General Assembly to look into the taxpayer funding of academics who don’t want President Obama to tolerate dissenting views on climate change. The question, they told The Daily Signal, is why taxpayers should pay for the work of radical academics and scientists who want Obama to launch a racketeering investigation of organizations that have an open mind on how much mankind contributes to global … Read entire article »

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South Korea and Japan Resolve ‘Comfort Women’ Issue

South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement Monday to settle long-standing divisive issues resulting from Japan’s 1910-45 occupation of the Korean Peninsula. The most emotional and complex topic was that of women forced into sexual slavery, euphemistically known as “comfort women.” Japan had asserted that the issue, included compensation, had been settled during the 1965 treaty normalizing bilateral relations and subsequent apologies. South Korea argued that additional measures were required. South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se and Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida met in Seoul, South Korea, to finalize the accord. Major elements of the agreement include: The Japanese government will pay 1 billion yen ($8.3 million) as compensation. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apologized and expressed remorse to the comfort women. South Korea will request that civic groups remove a … Read entire article »

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Chicago mayor cuts Cuba vacation short to address weekend police shooting

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday he plans to cut his family vacation in Cuba short and return to the city to work on reforming the Chicago Police Department in wake of another deadly police shooting in which one person was killed by accident when police responded to a domestic disturbance call. … Read entire article »

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