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Rasmussen Poll: Hillary Below 60 Percent In Democratic Primary; Romney Leads GOP Pack

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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey asked Democratic voters to choose from six of the early presidential hopefuls from their party as if their state primary were held right now. Clinton led with 59 percent support while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is in second place, earning 12 percent of the vote.

The presidential nominee for the Democratic Party’s 2016 is still Hillary Clinton.

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Romney Plans to Take a Jab at Hillary Clinton at an Address Mississippi State

mitt-romney-12-is-hillary-clinton-08After publicly opposing sanctions on Iran, it seems Hillary Clinton has become an easy target for certain Republicans who say she is “clueless” when it comes to foreign policy.

Potential presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney, will take obvious aim at possible opponent Hillary Clinton on both economic and foreign policy issues in an address at Mississippi State University Wednesday night.

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Schumer Supports New Bipartisan Legislation To Stop Iran’s Nuclear Threat

11259335-largeU.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced today that he is supporting new legislation that would enforce economic pressure on Iran if international negotiations do not produce a final nuclear deal by the June 30th deadline.

The legislation, the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015 (S.269), was introduced by U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.). The legislation also requires a Congressional review period following 30 continuous session days in the event of a final deal.

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Bill Clinton Has Claimed “Adam” as His First Husband Name of the White House

Bill clintonBill Clinton is rather supportive of his wife’s goal to run for the 2016 presidential election. So supportive he even made up a nickname for himself if he becomes the “first husband” of the White House.

“Let’s say, if a woman became president, we could, I could be called Adam,” Clinton said in an interview with the “Rachael Ray Show” airing Thursday.

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Democratic Rep. Claims Boehner’s Invitation Of Netanyahu Is A Fundraising Pitch

IMG_5611editRep. John Yarmuth says Republican House Speaker John Boehner inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to the House of Representatives is “close to subversion.”

Yarmuth also exclaimed that some congress members’ support for Israel is genuine, while others are purely because of fundraising or pressure from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

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Koch Brothers Want To Spend $889 Million To Elect Next President

kochbros110114The Koch brothers’ intends to spend $889 million in the 2016 presidential election, a historic sum that in many ways would mark Charles and David Koch and conservative megadonors as more powerful than the official Republican Party.

The amount is double what was spent by the Republican National Committee during its last presidential election and allows them to pick their spots, funding initiatives targeting specific areas of the electorate instead of having to spread the money across the GOP political landscape.

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Officers Say Waze’s Police Tracking Feature Poses Major Threat To Their Safety

waze-screenshotThe navigating app “Waze” is facing some negative backlash, despite their ability to lead drivers down the best route possible, while avoiding traffic jams and accidents.

The app, purchased for $996 million by Google in 2013, is a combination of GPS and social networking. With over 55 million users in 200 countries, the app is constantly updated with real time traffic alerts, including police officers’ whereabouts.

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Biden Joke of Feigning Interest In Obama’s State of Union

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(AP). If Vice President Joe Biden looked captivated by last week’s State of the Union address, chalk it up to good acting.

Biden is joking about having to force himself to pay attention as he sits behind President Barack Obama during the nationally televised address, despite knowing everything in it beforehand. Read more »

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit To Pay Shiva Call To Saudi’s Royal Family

Obama Saudi Arabia(AP). President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation’s new monarch, the White House said Saturday.

The scheduling shift, announced just before Obama left Washington, underscores the desert kingdom’s pivotal role in U.S. policy in the Middle East, including the military campaign against the Islamic State group. Read more »

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Four Leading Republican Presidential Candidates Speak at Koch Mega Donor Event

150119_koch_ap_gty_629_1160x629This week four leading Republican presidential candidates will be gathering in California to speak to an exclusive gathering of rich conservatives assembled by the billionaire industrialist mega-donors Charles and David Koch.

Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida, and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin were invited to speak to the wealthy group of conservatives.

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Hillary Clinton Opposes Bill For Sanctions On Iran, RJC Questions Her Judgement

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton opposes new legislation in Congress that would sanction Iran if negotiations fail to reach an agreement over its nuclear program.

Clinton announced her opposition to the bill one day after US President Barack Obama renewed his threat to veto the measure in his sixth State of the Union address, according to The Jerusalem Post.

The sanctions legislation would violate the Joint Plan of Action, an temporary agreement reached by world powers and Iran, laying the groundwork for the talks to come to a conclusion.

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Report: Obama Administration Hands Over $490 Million To Iran Government

pic_giant_111113_SM_The-Secret-ObamaThe Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June.

It is the third payment of this amount since Dec. 10. These payments are included in the agreement by the Obama administration under the parameters of another extension in negotiations over Tehran’s contested nuclear program that was inked in November. Read more »

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Rand Paul’s Controversial Employee Supports Anti-Israel Group ‘Breaking the Silence’

hqdefaultRand Paul’s newest addition is quite a controversial woman. A blogger who has been hired to do social media work for Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) likely presidential campaign is not a fan of “stupid armchair jingoes” in the Republican Party, says Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) “will use anything to satisfy his blood lust,” and wants Edward Snowden to receive a Nobel Peace prize, according to her Facebook page.

Marianne Copenhaver, also known as “Libertarian Girl,” joined Paul’s team a few months ago to do contract work, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Copenhaver’s recent Facebook posts are filled with vehement attacks on the GOP’s foreign policy on Iran, Russia, the Islamic State, Syria, and Israel.

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Governor Scott Walker Expected to Lead Trade Mission to Israel

Scott WalkerGov. Scott Walker said Monday he would likely take a trade mission this year to Israel, a move that could spur interest from key constituencies and donors as the Republican governor considers a run for president, according to the Journal Sentinel.

“I haven’t got a date yet, but I’ve had multiple requests to go so we’ll probably try to find a way,” Walker told reporters after a Capitol ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

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Zeldin: Obama’s Veto of Iran Sanctions Serious Threat to National Security

Lee ZeldinAfter congress’ decision last week to outline a policy of their own to impose sanctions on Iran, instead of just “rubber stamping” anything the senate passes to them, President Obama stated he would veto any legislation to impose sanctions on Iran.

Supporters of the sanctions argue Iran needs to be dealt with a tougher hand, because at the moment it appears they are just buying time. Read more »

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Mitt Romney Gears Up For Presidential Run, But With Little Support

Mitt RomneyWith everyone gearing up for the 2016 presidential elections, there is speculation as to who is the strongest candidate looking to run.

According to the Townhall / Gravis Iowa poll, Mitt Romney is coming back strong with 21 percent of 404 registered Republican voters favoring him. Other popular candidates were also polled. Read more »

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House Of Representatives Goes Against Senate, Demanding Iran Sanctions

Speaker of the House Boehner addresses the members of the 114th Congress after being re-elected as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives at the start of the 114th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonThe US House of Representatives has begun working on its own Iran sanctions bill rather than simply agreeing to pass whatever the Senate comes up with, according to Al-Monitor.

The White House has warned Congress that new sanctions could derail nuclear talks. It could, however, end up buying time for negotiators to strike a final agreement, since both chambers must pass the same bill for legislation to become law. Read more »

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House Votes to Undo Obama Immigration Policies

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(AP). The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.

The 236-191 vote came on a broad bill that would provide nearly $40 billion to finance the Homeland Security Department through the rest of the budget year. Read more »

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WH Says It’s Committed to Combat ‘Scourge of Anti-Semitism’

Gérard Araud, France’s Ambassador to the United States Speaking at AJC event following Paris terror attackHundreds of people gathered on Tuesday night at Congregation Adas Israel in Washington, to show solidarity with France’s Jewish community and a memorial for the 17 French men and women murdered by Islamist terrorists in Paris last week.

The event, organized by the synagogue and AJC, and co-sponsored by some 30 other groups, saw speeches by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Gérard Araud, France’s Ambassador to the United States. Read more »

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Dershowitz: Paris Crisis is Due to Their Inability to Face Terrorism Head On

Alan dershowitz-190Harvard law professor and author, Alan Dershowitz, discussed the criticism President Obama has faced for not attending Paris’ Unity Rally on Newsmax.

“I just don’t understand,” he said. “This is a smart group of people, you would think at the very least they would send the vice president. But they didn’t do that and there’s been a lot of reaction, mostly in the United States, but a lot of criticism.”

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Randy Weber Tweets His Apology for Comparing Obama to Hitler

texas400x300_0After completely insulting President Obama by comparing him to Adolf Hitler, Representative Randy Weber was urged to apologize for his comment.

Weber (R-TX) released the following statement in reference to a tweet sent out last night: Read more »

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Jewish Dems Demand ‘Immediate’ Apology for Hitler Comparison by GOP Congressman

randy weberThe National Jewish Democratic Council on Tuesday demanded that Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) apologize for his inappropriate remarks comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

Last night on Twitter, Republican Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX) inappropriately invoked the Holocaust in an attack on President Obama, stating that “Even Adolph [SIC] Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn’t do it for right reasons”. Read more »

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US Special Envoy To Combat Antisemitism Says Problem Is With French Society

france-securityUS officials have expressed concern over inadequate security for Jewish populations – particularly in France, where synagogues were firebombed, Jewish-owned shops were vandalized, and Jews themselves were targeted over the actions of the Jewish state, in the past year.

“Some Jewish communities are disappearing while others are greatly diminishing because of anti-Semitism,” Ira Forman, the Obama administration’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, said during a recent forum hosted by JP Updates in Brooklyn.  Read more »

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Jimmy Carter Defends President Obama For Not Attending Paris Unity Rally

101206_jimmy_carter_ap_328There is so much pressure on President Obama these days. He has America’s issues as racial tensions swell, the conflict in the Middle East, and now, the terrorists’ attacks in Paris.

He attempts to offer support as much as possible, but this past week he failed to appear at a unity rally in Paris. Thousands of people and dozens of world leaders showed up in support to combat terrorism in Paris due to anti-Semitism.

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Politicians Target Teenagers in Hopes to Gain Their Future Vote

ali_almaleki_teen_votingadvocate.jpeg.size.xxlarge.letterboxAs politicians gear up for the upcoming 2016 presidential elections, they are all looking for a way to target new voters as they do every four years.

Now many of us may think “inactive voters” but these politicians have taken a more aggressive approach by targeting teenagers around the ages of 16 and 17. This tactic has been deemed controversial and highly intrusive, Politico notes.  Read more »

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