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Poll: Romney Would Beat Obama, Lose to Hillary if Election Were Held Today

Jul 27, 2014 12:31 PM PT

A new CNN-ORC International poll has Obama's favorability rating stuck at a dismal 42% with Romney besting him 53 percent to 44 percent, but falling to Clinton 55 percent to 44 percent in a hypothetical election were it to take place today.

At the same time, both Chris Christie and Rick Perry saw their numbers rise.

"Politically speaking, there is an interesting group of people who would not vote for Obama but would pick Clinton over Romney," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "It turns out that nearly seven in 10 of them are women, and 56 percent are independents." 

The polling numbers also show an increase in the last month in the number of Republicans who support New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R).

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GOP Leader Scalise Refuses to Talk Impeachment On Fox

Jul 27, 2014 12:17 PM PT

House Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-La.) showed no interest in talkingabout impeaching Obama, one way or the other. That left the door open for HuffPo, just like the White House, to raise the issue as they think it cuts in their favor.

"The White House wants to talk about impeachment and they're trying to fundraise off that, too," Scalise said.

"I'm asking you, sir," Wallace interjected.

"The White House will do anything they can to change the topic away from the president's failed agenda," Scalise said.

My Questions for Hillary on Putin

Jul 26, 2014 10:25 AM PT

Hillary Clinton is ready to share more thoughts on Vladimir Putin.

The Hill reports:

In a CNN interview scheduled to air on Sunday, the possible 2016 front-runner and former secretary of State said Russia “bears responsibility” for arming and supporting Russian separatists in Ukraine.

“I think if there were any doubt it should be gone by now that Vladimir Putin – certainly indirectly through his support of the insurgents in eastern Ukraine and the supply of advanced weapons and, frankly, the presence of Russian special forces and intelligence agents – bears responsibility for what happened to shoot down the airline,” she said on “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

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Is the North Carolina GOP Moving Left for November?

Jul 26, 2014 10:14 AM PT

The media, here in the form of The New York Times, appears to be feeding into the notion that the North Carolina GOP has to cave on the very principles that won it a long sought state legislative majority in order to win state-wide in November.

The newly empowered lawmakers cut taxes, pared unemployment benefits and eliminated business regulations. They allowed concealed guns in bars and restaurants, curtailed access to the voting booth and enacted new rules for abortion clinics. It was the most activist session in memory. 

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Walsh Backtracks on Blaming PTSD for Plagiarism

Jul 25, 2014 5:33 PM PT

The phrase 'stop digging' comes to mind. Just two days after indicating he may have plagiarized his master's thesis due to post-traumatic stress disorder, now Montana Democrat U.S. Senator John Walsh said, “I am in no way, no way, tying what I did to any type of PTSD.” 

Walsh made the comment during an interview with KMMS radio in Bozeman.

“That had nothing to do with the mistake that I made. … I may have said that, if that was the thought of that, that’s not at all in any way what I meant or said.” 

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What the Loose Bear said at those fundraisers is horrifying, too

Jul 25, 2014 8:38 AM PT

In response to Loose Bear Also Blocked the Media From Fundraisers - Left Them on 'the Gravel Path':

We've waited six years for Media to find her self-respect and pull out of this "Fifty Shades of Grey" relationship with President Boyfriend.  I suspect she'll swallow her pride and get over being abandoned on the side of a gravel road while he runs off to a million-dollar party, where it costs fifty grand a plate to get in on the conversation.  After all, Media didn't object when he made her wear a blindfold and straitjacket to visit his border "refugee" camps.  When he told her to call him a "bear" and squeal with glee when he ducks out on his duties, she eagerly complied.  He told her only his photographers would be allowed to cover his photo ops, and left her hanging in a cage.  She laughed right along with him when he subsequently declared he doesn't even do photo ops.  Even when she found out he was spying on her, she only protested for a few days.

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Hillary Team Calls for Media Blackout of Anti-Clinton Books

Jul 25, 2014 7:31 AM PT

Soon there will be three anti-Clinton books on the market, which is apparently enough to have gotten under the skin of Team Hillary.

The First Family Detail by Ronald Kessler, set for release next month, will join Clinton, Inc. by the Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper and Blood Feud by Ed Klein on bookshelves. Yesterday we reported that Clinton, Inc. has shot up the charts and now both Halper and Klein’s books are outselling Hillary Clinton’s recent memoir Hard Choices.

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U.S. Army War College to Convene Board Over Walsh Plagiarism Charge

Jul 24, 2014 6:13 PM PT

The U.S. Army War College will convene an Academic Review Board to investigate charges of plagiarism against Democrat U.S. Senator John Walsh.

Here is the complete statement. Walsh could have his graduation status revoked if it's determined he intentionally plagiarized his master's thesis.

When we were alerted last night to the questions about Sen. Walsh's Army War College research paper, we accomplished our own analysis to determine whether there was reason to convene an academic review board (ARB), which is the process proscribed by our policy to investigate fully charges of failures of academic integrity, standards or progress; or misconduct.

We decided today to convene an ARB, and have communicated that to Sen. Walsh who will have the opportunity to submit material for the board's consideration.

The ARB process is a formal and deliberative process that includes a legal review of sufficiency of findings of the board's report. The process then includes review by the dean who can recommend a decision to disenroll -- or, in the case of graduates, to revoke the graduation status. The decision is made by the deputy commandant.

We use the USAWC Communicative Arts Directive as our authoritative guide given to all students to clarify the academic integrity policy, among others, and to give specific guidance with respect to research, writing, and documentation of research for the Strategy Research Paper.  We hold our students responsible for academic integrity. Then and now, we trust them to uphold high standards of academic integrity unless there is reason to believe otherwise.

Carol Kerr

US Army War College

 Public Affairs Officer

Walsh Refuses to Withdraw from Senate Race Over Plagiarism

Jul 24, 2014 2:27 PM PT

Spokeswoman for Montana Senator John Wlash, Lauren Passalacqua, replied "Absolutely not" when asked if Walsh would withdraw given the significant instance of plagiarism exposed by a New York Times rerport.

Also, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who appointed Walsh to the U.S. Senate from the state's lieutenant governorship said he had no knowledge of the plagiarism whenhe made the appointment.

Loose Bear Also Blocked the Media From Fundraisers - Left Them on 'the Gravel Path'

Jul 24, 2014 11:28 AM PT

In response to Loose bear blocks pregnant woman from reaching hospital:

The love/hate relationship between President Boyfriend and the adoring lapdogs who helped get him elected twice is a sight to behold. Most of them have protected Obama with friendly media coverage for over six years now, yet he ditches and disses them every chance he gets.

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