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  • Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

    Shirley & Banister Public Affairs will be handling strategic communications for Walker’s Super PAC, the Unintimidated PAC, and providing historical context that will prove crucial for the campaign. Since the firm’s two partners—Craig Shirley and Diana Banister—are extraordinarily connected among major players in the conservative movement, they’ll be filling a key gap in Walker’s growing team of influential staffers.

  • Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

    Today Americans live in a soft police state. We may not sense its severity and doom like runaway slaves or Anne Frank, but the freedoms of the greatest number of Americans have never been more threatened and violated institutionally -- both openly and secretively -- by our own government. The Fourth Amendment, which is the law limiting government power to search and seize our persons and most private property, has been gutted by executive and administrative actions, Congress, and the courts -- the very bodies that were supposed to enforce it on government. 

  • Real Clear Politics

    On Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, journalist Nina Burleigh dismissed the Peter Schweizer, the author of the highly-anticipated upcoming book Clinton Cash, as a "right-wing hatchet man." Burleigh said "it's not good" that major newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post had to "farm out" their work. Burleigh argued the outlets could have done the investigative work on their own because "[the] material is already out there."

  • Lindsay Dunsmuir and Richard Cowan, Reuters

    The Senate confirmed Lynch by a vote of 56-43 to end a five-month partisan deadlock over her nomination by President Barack Obama. Ten Republicans voted for Lynch, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The tally in Lynch's favor was larger than expected, perhaps reflecting political concerns. Of the Republicans who backed her, four are up for reelection next year.

  • NBC News

    Ted Cruz was the only Senator to miss Lynch's final confirmation vote Thursday. Cruz spoke on the Senate floor this morning against Lynch's nomination, and then voted against the procedural vote to move forward with consideration of her nomination, but Cruz missed the actual vote on her nomination because he needed to catch a flight for a previously scheduled commitment in Texas. According to a fundraising invitation obtained by Real Clear Politics, Cruz had a fundraiser in Dallas, TX scheduled for 6pm Thursday.

  • Leada Gore, AL.com

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch was approved by the Senate Thursday afternoon, despite "no" votes from Alabama's two Republican Senators. "The Senate must never confirm an individual to such an office as this who will support and advance a scheme that violates our Constitution and eviscerates established law and Congressional authority. No person who would do that should be confirmed. And we don't need to be apologetic about it," Sessions said during the vote.

  • Matthew Daly, Associated Press

    The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday called Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify at a public hearing next month, setting up a high-profile showdown over the Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private email account and server while she was secretary of state. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said he wants Clinton to testify the week of May 18 and again before June 18. 

  • Paul Blumenthal, Huffington Post

    Americans for Limited Government, a conservative group founded by wealthy activist Howard Rich, will begin radio ads in New Hampshire on Thursday, calling on Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to oppose the fast-track legislation moving through Congress. All three senators are running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

  • Sean Piccoli, NewsMax

    Republicans will lose the 2016 presidential election if they nominate an "establishment" GOP candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz told Newsmax TV on Wednesday. In a candid and wide-ranging interview at Newsmax headquarters, Cruz predicted that a candidate in the mold of a Mitt Romney, John McCain, or Bob Dole will nearly guarantee that Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the White House.

  • Luciana Lopez, Reuters

    Marco Rubio, the youthful Republican presidential hopeful who touts himself as the candidate of his party's future, has been making moves to court a socially liberal faction of his party that represents gay conservatives. The Florida senator's staff have held quarterly meetings with the Log Cabin Republicans "going back some time", their executive director, Gregory Angelo, told Reuters. 

  • Dana Blanton, Fox News

    More voters than not think President Barack Obama is giving away too much in the nuclear talks with Iran -- and that it’s pointless to make a deal with Iran anyway. By a 51-34 percent margin, voters think Obama is “being too soft” rather than “striking the right balance” in talks with Iran. Democrats think Obama is striking the right balance by a 27-point margin.  Republicans (by 69 points) and independents (by 17 points) say he is being too soft.  

  • The Associated Press

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, predicting a “strong bipartisan vote” for “fast track” legislation. But liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a fierce opponent of the trade legislation, invoked a Senate scheduling rule to delay the committee’s actions. “This job-killing trade deal has been negotiated in secret,” said Sanders, who made a lengthy Senate speech denouncing the legislation. “It was drafted with input by special interests and corporate lobbyists, but not from the elected representatives of the American people.”

  • Fox News

    A feud between Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., escalated Wednesday when McCain called the 2016 presidential hopeful “the worst possible candidate” on the issue of national security. McCain’s comments, made on Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” were in response to Paul calling McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C,. “lapdogs for President Obama” on foreign policy.

  • Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today

    David Lane wants to expose senior Republican politicians who secretly support gay marriage, abortion and other issues traditionally associated with a liberal or left-wing platform. Already Lane has 100,000 pastors working to make sure 80 million evangelicals and 40 million Catholics use their vote in 2016 to return a conservative Republican to the White House. "We need to bring these things up on the table. Evangelical pastors aren't as much interested in budget issues as they are social issues," says Lane.

  • Fredreka Schouten, USA Today

    Charles Koch, his brother David and their team have identified five candidates who have the right message and "a good chance of getting elected," he told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview at Koch Industries' headquarters. They are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida.