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Posts by Dan Engelke

Rand Paul and the Party of None 

Reading Time: < 1 minute Controversial views place you in, well, controversy. See below…: “Rand Paul has now decided he wants to be a liberal Democrat — undercut necessary intelligence collection, weaken the police officers and our intelligence services.” – Bill Kristol “[A]n aide might want to remind Senator Paul which party’s nomination he is seeking” – WSJ Editorial Board Read More

Bernie Sanders: The Fringe Candidate that Could in 2016? 

Reading Time: < 1 minute Despite a New York Times article that only highlighted Sanders popularity with his generation, polls – and the Clinton camp – are starting to worrying that Sanders might win the nomination. Well, maybe not win – but at least split the Democratic vote. More so than Martin O’Malley anyway: “Insiders familiar with the Clinton campaign’s thinking described Read More

The Time Ted Cruz Wasn’t a Victim of Media Bias — But an Actual Hypocrite

Reading Time: 2 minutes After touring the damage caused by recent Texas flood, Cruz called for federal government help: “The federal government’s role, once the Governor declares a disaster area and makes a request, I am confident that the Texas congressional delegation, Sen. Cornyn and I, and the members of Congress both Republicans and Democrats will stand united as Read More

Will Jeb Bush be the figurehead of Super PAC violations?

Reading Time: < 1 minute 2016 is setting a new precedent when it comes to coordination between candidates and their Super PACs. So far, the mindset has been, ‘it’s illegal, yes, but necessary. Why? Because every other candidate is doing it.’ (See Hillary Clinton’s stance on Citizen United and continued coordination with Super PACs). However, watchdog groups see Jeb Bush as Read More

Come one, come all to Barbara Bush’s Birthday Bash…if you have the cash

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cover fee? Just a slim $5,000 “It won’t be just any party but also a fund-raiser for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Co-hosting the June 8 event are two of the former first lady’s children: presumptive 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and his sister, Doro Bush Koch. The siblings are listed as “honorary event co-chairs.’” Read More

Scott Walker’s Way with Words

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dear 2016 candidates, Be weary of off-the-cuff remarks over the next 18 months. Why? See Scott Walker’s eloquent explanation of mandatory ultrasounds below: “The thing about that, the media tried to make that sound like that was a crazy idea,” Walker said. “Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people Read More

State Department Approved Arms Deal

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions – a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy. But nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers.” But…: “In the years before Hillary Clinton Read More