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Hillary 2016 – ‘Chuck Schumer endorses Hillary Clinton for president: ‘If you run, you’ll win’


I’m actually in favor of Chuch Schumer being the next Senate Majority leader, yes taking out Harry Reid.

“Run, Hillary, Run,” Schumer’s prepared remarks said. “If you run, you’ll win, and we’ll all win.”
‘Schumer went on to say: “With a strong platform and with Hillary leading the charge, we will vanquish the Ted Cruz, Tea Party Republicans in 2016 and create a generation of Democrats who will make sure the middle class gets what it needs, our country advances and the torch held by that beautiful lady in New York’s harbor burns more brightly than ever.”
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The Republican War With Stupidity – More Rand Paul cut & paste – ‘Three Pages Of Rand Paul’s Book Were Plagiarized From Think Tanks’

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An entire section of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 2013 book Government Bullies was copied wholesale from a 2003 case study by the Heritage Foundation, BuzzFeed has learned. The copied section, 1,318 words, is by far the most significant instance reported so far of Paul borrowing language from other published material’.

‘In this case, Paul included a link to the Heritage case study in the book’s footnotes, though he made no effort to indicate that not just the source, but the words themselves, had been taken from Heritage’.

‘On Thursday night, a senior advisor to Sen. Paul pledged the Kentucky Senator would be “more cautious in presenting and attributing sources” in the future after Politico confronted the office with two more instances of plagiarism’.

‘Politico found Paul copied language in his 2013 speech responding to President Obama’s State of the Union Address from the Associated Press and a 2010 passage from the magazine of the social conservative group Focus on the Family in a speech at Howard University’.
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Why it’s called the ‘Stupid Party’ – The Rand Paul Edition – ‘Rand Paul Muses About ‘Dueling’ With His Accusers’

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Yes Rand. No one should be able to say you are “dishonest, misleading or misrepresenting.
Chris Christie Stabs Rand Paul in His Red State Moocher Heart’
‘Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, NJ Governor Chris Christie scoffed at Paul’s “gimme, gimme, gimme” jabs and reminded everyone that New Jersey is a donor state, according to Politickernj, getting .61 cents back on the dollar while Rand’s Kentucky gets $1.51 for every dollar’.
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Afer 21 hour filibuster over the use of drones – ‘Rand Paul Backs Drone Killing Of Hypothetical Armed Robber’
“Here’s the distinction: I have never argued against any technology being used when you have an imminent threat, an act of crime going on,” Paul said on Fox Business Network. “If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and $50 in cash, I don’t care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him’.
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‘In the 1800s, so many Kentuckians were killing one another in duels that the Legislature saw fit to require that incoming state officeholders swear an oath that they had not fought in a duel, issued a challenge for a duel or assisted at a duel, “so help me God.”

‘Asked about the accusations on Sunday, Mr. Paul, a man of normally courtly demeanor, appeared to grit his teeth. The senator is considered a top Republican presidential prospect for 2016, and such charges can do harm’.

“I take it as an insult, and I will not lie down and say people can call me dishonest, misleading or misrepresenting,” he said, dismissing his critics as “hacks and haters.” Presumably in jest, Mr. Paul added: “If dueling were legal in Kentucky, if they keep it up, it’d be a duel challenge.”
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Chris Christie 2016 – New Jersey….”We have a problem here” – ‘Review: ‘Double Down,’ on the 2012 election, by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’

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‘According to the authors, Romney and his team were shaken by what they discovered about Christie during “Project Goldfish,” as the hush-hush veep search process was known’.

‘His “disturbing” research file is littered with “garish controversies,” the authors write’:

  • ‘A Justice Department investigation into his free-spending ways as U.S. attorney’,
  • ‘His habit of steering government contracts to friends and political allies’,
  • ‘A defamation lawsuit that emerged during a 1994 run for local office’,
  • ‘A politically problematic lobbying career that included work on behalf of a financial firm that employed Bernie Madoff’.

‘And that’s not to mention the Romney team’s anxiety about the governor’s girth’.
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A Republican vision for America – Voter Suppression – ‘Voter ID law snags former House Speaker Jim Wright’

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FORT WORTH — Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied a voter ID card Saturday at a Texas Department of Public Safety office.

“Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me an ID,” Wright said’.

‘The legendary Texas political figure says that he has worked things out with DPS and that he will get a state-issued personal identification card in time for him to vote Tuesday in the state and local elections’.

‘Wright and his assistant, Norma Ritchson, went to the DPS office on Woodway Drive to get a State of Texas Election Identification Certificate’.

‘Wright said he realized earlier in the week that the photo identifications he had — a Texas driver’s license that expired in 2010 and a TCU faculty ID — do not satisfy requirements of the voter ID law, enacted in 2011 by the Legislature. DPS officials concurred’.

‘But Wright and Ritchson will return to the office Monday with a certified copy of Wright’s birth certificate, which the DPS employees assured them would be good enough for the Texas personal identification card, designed specifically for people who do not drive’.

“It can be used for anything, not just voting,” Ritchson said’.

‘While Wright will be able to vote, Ritchson worried that others of his age may find the obstacles and inconvenience she and Wright encountered so off-putting that they just don’t vote’.

“I’ve been thinking about the people who are in retirement homes,” Ritchson said. “I’ve read that this is the lowest early voter turnout in a long time and I wonder if this [ID requirement] is the cause. We’ve tried so hard to make voting easy, and now the Texas Legislature has made it harder by making you have a photo ID.”
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