Queue 'Headlines'

  • Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Esq., The American Thinker

    In the year that the Magna Carta turns 800, Senator Ted Cruz began his bid for the presidency with an appropriately active, as opposed to passive, choice of words that “[i]t is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.” The term “reclaim” used by Ted Cruz in referring to the action needed on the Constitution is not the same as “restore,” the latter suggesting a subtler approach to returning America to the rule of law. His choice of words instead suggests taking back what has been lost or is otherwise wrongfully possessed by someone other than the rightful owner, like good citizens taking back the streets from an unsavory element.

  • Newsmachete, The American Thinker

    There are many, many inconsistencies and "evolutions" in Scott Walker's positions, but this write says Walker has finally broken an egg that can't be re-shelled.  He reportedly endorsed amnesty not six years ago, not two years ago, but two weeks ago, in a private group dinner.

  • Dana Bash, Jeff Zeleny and Alexandra Jaffe, CNN

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, a surprise move that's certain to open a fierce battle for his seat as well as a fight to lead the Democratic party in the chamber. The fifth-term Nevada Democrat had denied retirement rumors for months.

  • Associated Press

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against homosexuals.

  • John Fritze & Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun

    Democrats at it again. A long-awaited audit of Maryland's health insurance exchange has found that the state improperly billed the federal government $28.4 million as former Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration struggled to launch what would become one of the most troubled websites in the nation.

  • Reuters

    Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual rate, unrevised from last month's forecast, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its third GDP estimate. The economy grew at a 5 percent rate in the third quarter. The government also reported that after-tax corporate profits fell at a 1.6 percent rate in the fourth quarter, as a strong dollar dented the earnings of multinational corporations.

  • Ron Elving, NPR

    Before Obama had been in office for a month, much of the nation saw an astonishing meltdown by cable TV personality Rick Santelli, an investment analyst on business news network CNBC. For close to three minutes, Santelli harangued the live host and other on-air contributors with a fiery denunciation of the Obama plan to help homeowners whose property was worth less than its mortgage.then he uttered the magic phrase that altered the course of politics, if not history, on that chilly morning: "We're thinking about having a Chicago tea party in July," he shouted. "All you capitalists that wanna show up to Lake Michigan. I'm gonna start organizing."

  • Time.com

    In an olive branch to defense hawks hell-bent on curtailing his White House ambitions, the libertarian Senator introduced a budget amendment late Wednesday calling for a nearly $190 billion infusion to the defense budget over the next two years—a roughly 16 percent increase.

  • David Weigel, Bloomberg

    Indiana's Senate seats, for strange and unpredictable reasons, have been the white whales of Tea Party politics. In 2010, when Democratic Senator Evan Bayh retired, conservative state Senator Marlin Stutzman jumped into the race to replace him. So did John Hostettler, a former congressman. So did Coats, a fixture in Republican politics who had moved to North Carolina but moved back for another chance at power in Washington. The result was a Coats primary victory with 39.5 percent of the vote. 

  • Henry J. Gomez, cleveland.com

    Conservatives aren't quickly embracing Jeb Bush. Quinnipiac University's most recent poll of likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa measured Bush's support from Tea Party-aligned voters, who accounted for nearly a third of the sample, at only 3 percent. 

  • Bob Cusack and Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

    An unlikely critic of Hillary Clinton could pose significant problems for the Democratic front-runner for the White House. Dan Metcalfe, who previously oversaw the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) at the Department of Justice, has been publicly ripping Clinton for her exclusive use of a private email account during her time as secretary of State. Metcalfe notes he is a registered Democrat and will vote for the former first lady if she runs for the White House. That makes his criticism even more damaging.

  • SFChronicle.com

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich is heading to Maine as he tries to gain support for a federal balanced budget amendment. Kasich will be joined by Republican Gov. LePage and legislative leaders at the Statehouse on Thursday. The Republican governor of Ohio is considering a presidential bid in 2016.

  • Kristina Wong, The Hill

    The Army on Wednesday charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion, reigniting the debate over whether President Obama paid too high a price to secure his release from the Taliban.Bergdahl, 28, who went missing from his base in 2009 while serving in Afghanistan, could face life imprisonment for the separate charge of misbehavior before the enemy. Some suggested that other soldiers had died while looking for Bergdahl.

  • Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

    Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) is mulling a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2016, now that Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) has announced he won’t run for re-election. Coats was originally recruited by the estabishment to stymie a 2010 Tea Party backed Senate bid by Stutzman. Stutzman is a conservative leader in the U.S. House, and at the beginning of this year voted against John Boehner for Speaker.

  • Katie McHugh, Breitbart

    Over a hundred alien Somali Muslims, imported into the U.S. courtesy of policies that continue to allow these toxic immigrants into America, swarmed St. Cloud Technical High School on Friday. Somali leader Abdul Kulane, who curiously agitates against America instead of helping poverty-stricken Somalians, told KARE11 that unhinged violence was a positive good, so long as it was directed against Minnesota taxpayers, who funded the school districts that Muslim aliens have swamped.