Saturday, February 13, 2016

Everything you need to know about tonight's GOP debate

The next Republican presidential debate is Saturday in Greenville, South Carolina... The debate begins at 9 PM EST and will last 90 minutes... will be broadcast on CBS and streamed online at

John Dickerson, anchor of CBS News’ “Face the Nation” and political columnist columnist for Slate, will be the primary moderator. CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett and the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel will contribute questions. Dickerson moderated the CBS News Iowa debate and has been interviewing the Republican candidates regularly on his weekly show. Strassel wrote a column in the WSJ in November critical of Cruz’s foreign policy qualifications....

CBS has yet to release the field, but the six remaining candidates are all expected to make it in: Cruz, Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, and John Katich....

Breaking: Senior Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch


Rupert Murdoch says GOP will stack debate crowd against anti-establishment candidates

“People are deeply concerned about inequality..that the system is rigged against ordinary folks." -Obama to donors who paid $33,400 a ticket

Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 45 Million for 55 Straight Months

Congress Passes Law Permanently Banning Internet Taxes

“Students use it to research school projects and papers,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a floor speech ahead of the vote. “Entrepreneurs use it to help run their businesses and come up with new ideas. Families use it to manage their busy schedules and stay in touch with relatives. It’s important that they be able to do all of this without the worry of their Internet access being taxed.”

...“Internet Tax Freedom is one of those provisions that we’ve been extending every year in fits and starts,” he said in his weekly press briefing. “Americans should not have to worry about something as vital as this being taxed by any government at any level. So now, we are banning taxes on your internet access for good.”

Democrats More Likely To Dismayed If Their Children Marry Republicans

Jim Gilmore Withdraws From 2016 Race

Iran rules 'decadent' Valentine's Day celebrations a crime...

The backlash in the Islamic Republic is part of a drive against the spread of Western culture.

Emails: Despite Knowing Of Lead In Water, EPA Planned To Let Flint Keep Drinking It Into 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Former Obama intel official: @HillaryClinton should drop out

New Emails Show Press Literally Taking Orders From Hillary Clinton

The Atlantic has updated the nearly seven-year-old article to reflect Gawker’s revelations.

“On February 9, 2016, Gawker called the reporting of this post into question. It is The Atlantic’s policy never to cede to sources editorial control of the content of our stories,” the magazine said.

Ambinder wasn’t the only person who may have followed demands from Reines. Mike Allen of Politico also used the “muscular” label for Clinton’s speech, and he also made a note of the arrangement of figures like Holbrooke and Ross. Allen taking orders from Reines wouldn’t be a huge shock, as it was recently revealed that Allen allowed Reines to ghostwrite an item in his popular daily Playbook email.

...Ambinder’s willingness to essentially produce Clinton press copy is particularly notable given an article he wrote in 2015 claiming the press would have a combative relationship with a Clinton presidential campaign.
“They’ll give her no quarter, and they’ll provide a good source of accountability tension until Walker (or whomever) emerges from the maelstrom,” he predicted....

"It's a new mundo": Trump leads among Latino GOP voters

Happy birthday President Lincoln!