Lindsey Graham sets up committee to 'test the waters' on 2016 run

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2015-01-29 08:26

Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, has set up a committee to allow him to test the waters on a potential run for the White House, pitching national security and foreign policy as vital issues ahead of 2016.

The "Security Through Strength" committee plays off of the "peace through strength" ...

John McCain to anti-war protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2015-01-29 08:24

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain got fed up with anti-war protesters during a hearing on Thursday, telling them to "get out of here, you low-life scum."

As the hearing started, several protesters approached the table holding signs and shouting at 91-year-old Henry Kissinger, who was on hand for ...

Patricia Todd, gay Alabama lawmaker, backs off threat to 'out' adulterous colleagues

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2015-01-29 08:07

Alabama's first openly gay legislator has backed off threats to expose the extramarital affairs of some of her Republican colleagues because she fears being sued for defamation.

State Rep. Patricia Todd, a Democrat, admitted Wednesday morning that she could have handled things differently after she posted a message on Facebook ...

Eric Cantor to join Coakley, Hagan, Quinn at Harvard

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2015-01-29 07:57

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will be a visiting fellow this spring at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, the university announced Thursday.

The Virginia Republican is now vice chairman and managing director at the investment firm Moelis & Company after losing to Rep. Dave Brat in a stunning upset ...

Bill Clinton jokes: If Hillary wins, just call me Adam — the first man

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2015-01-29 07:50

Former President Bill Clinton joked during a taped interview with celebrity cook Rachael Ray that he would likely change his name to Adam if his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were to win the White House.

Why Adam?

He's the original first man, The Hill

Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2015-01-29 07:40

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.

"The question for me and a lot of members on this side is whether Ms. Lynch is committed to leading the Department ...

Consumers to the Rescue?

TownHall - Thu, 2015-01-29 07:00
Tuesday, the Conference Board posted consumer confidence numbers that were at the highest level since August 2007. The headline number was impressive, and the selloff even paused for a couple of minutes... 2015-01-29T00:01:00-05:00 2015-01-29T15:00:06Z Charles Payne

Ukraine Calls Russia What It Is

TownHall - Thu, 2015-01-29 07:00
The Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, approved a statement that named Russia as an aggressor country and named the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic as terrorist organizations. 2015-01-29T00:01:00-05:00 2015-01-29T15:00:06Z Night Watch

Obama, Ignoring Realities, Sticks to His Comfort Zone

TownHall - Thu, 2015-01-29 06:30
A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Obama's game is. That's because rhetorically and substantively, he seems to be in another world. 2015-01-28T13:37:00-05:00 2015-01-29T14:30:19Z Jonah Goldberg

Scott Walker: Rather be 'bland and uncharismatic' than 'dumb,' 'ignorant,' 'corrupt' or 'old'

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:48

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says being pigeonholed as a "bland and uncharismatic" figure in the field of potential 2016 contenders is at least better than some of the alternatives.

"The media is going to peg any prospective candidate with a tag. I'd rather have 'bland and uncharismatic' than 'dumb' or ...

Second Chances for Jihadists Must Stop

TownHall - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:30
While at Gitmo, he told a military review board that he wanted to kill as many Americans as possible. Nonetheless, despite a history of violence at Gitmo, he was returned to his native country Kuwait. 2015-01-28T12:58:00-05:00 2015-01-29T13:30:09Z Michael Helm

President Obama Has Left the Middle Class Behind

TownHall - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:30
Almost a year before the Iowa caucuses, the fight for the middle class is already well underway. President Barack Obama made income inequality the centerpiece of his State of the Union address, and Hillary Clinton has been honing a populist narrative in recent appearances, though presumably not in her paid speeches to the likes of Goldman Sachs. 2015-01-28T12:48:00-05:00 2015-01-29T13:30:09Z Lisa Boothe

Former Diamondhead POA president convicted of simple assault

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:28

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The former president of Diamondhead Property Owners Association President has been convicted of misdemeanor simple assault.

Justice Court Judge Tommy Carver Sr. found Elton Marshall Kyger, 66, guilty Tuesday after hearing from 12 witnesses.

The Sun Herald reports ( ) the judge ordered Kyger ...

Mitt Romney leads in South Carolina among likely GOP voters: poll

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:26

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney leads a host of other possible Republican 2016 contenders in a poll of likely GOP voters in South Carolina, home of the "first in the south" primary.

Mr. Romney was the pick of 20 percent of voters in the Townhall/Gravis ...

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