Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the 44-year-old Canadian-born Texan who is now just in his third year as a U.S. senator, announced during a speech earlier this week at Liberty University in Virginia that he is running for his party’s nomination for president. He thus has the distinction of being the first major candidate from either party to announce an official candidacy. Cruz said in his announcement today, “I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today I am announcing that I’m running for president of the United States.”
There is little doubt that Cruz’s “first out of the gate” announcement was intended to differentiate him from the many other Republicans who are lining up to run, and to gain the news coverage that comes from being first.… Continue Reading
We’re glad to know that the American people recognized how bad this could be, hiding government e-mails on a private server without oversight, and it was reflected in a recent CBS poll. Her favorability ratings have gone down to 26%, which is not a good thing for a presidential campaign that hasn’t officially started.
This article was originally posted at the Accuracy in Media website.
It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. The simple question was asked by Bill O’Reilly of the Fox News Channel, and it was addressed to two Democrats. He asked what has Hillary Clinton ever accomplished.
The two Democrats immediately sidestepped the question and started reciting their talking points in favor of Hillary. But O’Reilly kept coming back to the fact that nothing they were talking about was an accomplishment.
For someone who has spent her entire adult life in politics, including being a Senator and then a Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has nothing to show for all those years — no significant legislation of hers that she got passed in the Senate, and only an unbroken series of international setbacks for the United States during her time as Secretary of State.… Continue Reading
In 2008, Hillary Clinton promised Barack Obama, the president-elect, there would be no mystery about who was giving money to her family’s globe-circling charities. She made a pledge to publish all the donors on an annual basis to ease concerns that as secretary of state she could be vulnerable to accusations of foreign influence.
At the outset, the Clinton Foundation did indeed publish what they said was a complete list of the names of more than 200,000 donors and has continued to update it. But in a breach of the pledge, the charity’s flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together, stopped making the annual disclosure in 2010, Reuters has found.
In response to questions from Reuters, officials at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and the foundation confirmed no complete list of donors to the Clintons’ charities has been published since 2010.… Continue Reading
Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced that he will mount a bid for president of the United States. The announcement makes Cruz the first Republican to declare candidacy for 2016.
Cruz is a favorite Tea Party members because he has routinely challenged the GOP establishment. He is also a favorite of pro-life advocates and other social conservatives who want political leaders who are willing to uphold the true definition of marriage.
His speech announcing his presidential bid was held at Liberty University in Virginia. Cruz did not shy away from his faith or the politically incorrect topics of abortion, marriage redefinition, fighting radical Islam and supporting Israel.
Potential presidential contender Jeb Bush is coming under fire from the pro-Israel community ahead of his foreign policy adviser’s scheduled keynote address to a left-wing Middle East activist group on Monday night.
Bush adviser James Baker, the former secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush and a long-time critic of America’s close relationship with Israel, is slated to speak at the annual conference for J Street, a lobbying group that advocates for increased U.S. pressure on Israel.
J Street executive director Jeremy Ben Ami told the Washington Free Beacon that Baker’s advisory role with the former Florida governor could benefit J Street.
“What we hope is to have an open door to every candidate on both sides of the aisles, so perhaps this will help us have an open door, perhaps not,” said Ben Ami.… Continue Reading
With the publication of the House and Senate budget resolutions this week, the contrast between Republicans and Democrats could not be more stark.
Democrats want to take care of you. Republicans want you to get ahead.
It is not just that President Obama’s budget, released in February, projects an $687 billion deficit in 2025, up from $486 billion this year, and the Republican budget projects a surplus. It’s that Democratic proposals are centered on keeping people safe, and Republican proposals are focused on helping them get better jobs and higher incomes.
Democrats are telling us that they gave us Obamacare for 11 million and food stamps for 47 million. They want to give us paid sick leave and maternity leave. They want to raise the minimum wage. … Continue Reading
A retired doctor who worked for the state for less than five years is now collecting a pension of more than $150,000 per year.
Critics said it’s a perfect example of why Illinois’ pension system is broke. However, the doctor is firing back saying don’t blame the retirees getting the money.
“I feel blessed. I don’t feel as though I’ve milked the system or anything like that,” said Dr. Renee Hartz.
Hartz has drawn lots of attention over the years for her trailblazing career as a cardiac surgeon. Now, she’s drawn the attention of pension expert Bill Zettler, who literally wrote the book on Illinois’ broken pension system.
“Five years and a pension of 150-thousand dollars. It’s outrageous,” Zettler said.… Continue Reading
The radical left is never satisfied with its power. It always wants more. Two terms as president won’t satisfy Obama’s power-lust.
On December 12, 2014, CNN reported that “300 ex-Obama staffers” had written a public letter urging first-term senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to run for president.
Obama could have stopped that move from his homeys. He chose not to, and probably encouraged it behind the scenes.
A few days ago, Robert Reich was quoted by our trustworthy media to the effect that “Elizabeth Warren would be a strong primary challenger to Hillary Clinton.” And Obama’s good buddy Deval Patrickhas endorsed Liz. Add EMILY’s List, the AFL-CIO, and the usual cast of suspects, and it looks like the radical left is going for Warren.
Warren, a fraudulent “Native American” affirmative-action professor at Harvard Law, represents the same radical left strain that Obama does.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Senate was criticized for blocking an anti-human trafficking bill on Tuesday because Senate Democrats objected to the inclusion of anti-abortion language.
“Stopping human trafficking is too important a priority to be held hostage by the abortion lobby’s culture-warring,” Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said in a statement.
“I urge the Senate to think about vulnerable women and children in peril, rather than about the political maneuvers of the abortion-industrial complex.”
The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act enjoyed bipartisan support two weeks ago, but on Tuesday failed by five votes to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to advance the bill. USA Today reported that a second vote to end debate on the underlying bill also did not receive the needed amount of votes.… Continue Reading