Lindsey Graham Files, Part II: Kissing Netanyahu’s Ring

Reading Time: 1 minute We speculated yesterday that Lindsay Graham is the Right’s version of Bernie Sanders. Meaning, if Sanders is pulling Hillary Clinton to the Left, Graham is pulling the entire Republican field to the Right (with the possible exception of Rand Paul) So, once again, Graham is proving our point during a recent trip to Israel: “Senator 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

Marco Rubio vs the LGBT Crusades and Crusaders

Reading Time: 1 minute For Marco Rubio, the increased tolerance of LGBT lifestyles is not tolerance at all. It’s the opposite — it’s the downfall of Christianity.: “After they are done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech and there’s a real 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

Is Lindsay Graham the GOP version of Bernie Sanders? 

Reading Time: 1 minute On the political spectrum, they’re opposite. However, while Sanders attempts to pull prospective frontrunner Hillary Clinton to the Left, is Graham corralling GOP candidates to the far Right? If not, statements like this don’t help his – or the GOP’s – cause: “My family owned a restaurant, a pool room, and a liquor store. And Read More

As expected: Warren supporters go for Bernie in 2016

Reading Time: 1 minute In ‘the people’s republic of Burlington, Vermont’… ‘The People for Bernie rally was organized by several former Occupy Wall Street activists, including Ready for Warren co-founder Charles Lenchner. Activists wearing shirts denouncing fast-track trade authority, fracking and George W. Bush held hands in a circle and used the “people’s mic,” a call-and-response tactic used in Read More

Bernie Sanders on Hillary: “That type of wealth has the potential to isolate you from the reality of the world.”

Reading Time: 1 minute “When you hustle money like that, you don’t sit in restaurants like this,” he said. “You sit in restaurants where you’re spending—I don’t know what they spend—hundreds of dollars for dinner and so forth. That’s the world that you’re accustomed to, and that’s the world view that you adopt. You’re not worrying about a kid Read More

Why it matters if Beyonce supports Hillary in 2016

Reading Time: 1 minute    “I think that what Beyoncé’s power will do, as a feminist and as a public feminist and as a very public celebrity feminist, is that she’s going to push a lot of young women, just broadly, to look at Hillary” However… There are a lot of women of color feminists who are looking at Read More

How George W. defended his family legacy – and how Jeb could learn. 

Reading Time: 1 minute “We’ve been attacked for where I was born, for who my family is, and … I don’t think that’s fair.” Source: How George W. Bush handled the question that’s dogging Jeb – Business Insider

Hillary Clinton: ‘No role whatsoever for American soldiers on the ground’ in Iraq

Reading Time: 1 minute The Democratic frontrunner disagrees with many Republicans calling for a return of ground forces to assist the Baghdad government in its fight against the Islamic State. However… “I think it’s a very difficult situation and I basically agree with the policies that we are currently following,” Clinton said. “And that is, American air support is Read More

The Blumenthal Connection – What the 1st dump of Clinton emails reveal

Reading Time: 1 minute “But a trove of newly released e-mails suggests that one tendency of Clinton’s persisted — an inability to separate her longtime loyalties from the business at hand.” Source: What Hillary Clinton’s private e-mails tell us about her management style – The Washington Post

Jeb Bush thinks Rand Is ‘Wrong’ About Patriot Act

Reading Time: 1 minute “I think he’s wrong in saying that this is unconstitutional or saying that people’s freedoms have been violated by the Patriot Act,” Bush said in New Hampshire. “I think we need to reauthorize the Patriot Act, and put aside who’s speaking where. The simple fact is that it’s been an effective tool to keep us Read More

Hey, the Clinton Foundation just revealed $26 million in additional payments. Isn’t that strange…

Reading Time: 1 minute Major companies, foreign sources and others gave money for Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton speeches. Some donors include: -China Real Estate Development Corp. -Telmex Foundation -Qatar First Investment BankSource: Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments – The Washington Post

Is Marco Rubio the GOP contender that Dems “don’t want to face”?

Reading Time: 1 minute “They are worried that Mr. Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants, could win over Hispanic voters and that he would offer a sharp generational contrast.” However…the DNC believes: “[Rubio is still] peddling a tired playbook of policies that endanger our country, hurt the middle class, and stifle the American dream.” Source: Prospect of Hillary Clinton-Marco Read More

Does Marco Rubio have a money problem? And no, we don’t mean with donations. 

Reading Time: 1 minute Is Marco Rubio going the populist route with his income? Maybe. But we doubt it is intentional. From The Washington Post: “In new disclosure forms filed by Marco Rubio last week, he revealed that he sold $68,241 worth of retirement funds last September. Experts say such a move tends to reflect an extraordinary need for Read More