- McCarthy: Why I Dropped Out October 8, 2015
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Michael Warren from the Weekly Standard writes: It was just over a week ago when House majority leader Kevin McCarthy first considered dropping out of the race for speaker.
The problems began on Tuesday, September 29, when the California Republican did a day-long media blitz as he campaigned to win support of the House GOP conference. The day ended with an appearance on Fox News’s Hannity, where McCarthy, pressed by Sean Hannity to show what House Republicans had done for conservatives, cited the Benghazi select committee’s findings on Hillary Clinton’s email and how those had hurt the Democrat’s presidential campaign. Democrats jumped all over the gaffe.
McCarthy calls it a “stumble” and says in an interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the backlash from House Republicans after the Hannity appearance was the first real indication that he would have a real fight for the speakership. He stayed in the race, but it became, in his words, an “uphill battle.”
Read the rest here.
- Ben Carson: Media has manipulated black Americans September 30, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has taken a strong stance against the media’s alleged manipulation of black Americans.
In a podcast interview with conservative commentator Mike Gallagher, he expressed concerns that the press has “manipulated” blacks in the country and that in upcoming months the perceived negative influence will come to light.
“I think American blacks over the course of this next year will begin to see that they have been manipulated very, very largely,” Carson said.
“More and more, I’m finding, are thinking for themselves and are recognizing what really works for them and for their communities,” he added.
“I believe that is a dynamic that is in the process of changing.”
Read the whole story from Politico here.
The Hill also had a story on Ben Carson’s comments. Find them here.
Presidential Candidate Ben Carson is not alone. Black Activist in Chicago feel the same way. Check out their video below:
- 4th Annual Nancy Lieberman Charities Golf Classic September 23, 2015
They call her Lady Magic! Her extensive resume includes: WNBA player, Coach, General manager, Sports Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker, author and the first female coach of a men’s team under the NBA Umbrella. Currently she serves as Assistant Coach for the Sacramento Kings and wants to give back to her community. The 4th annual Nancy Lieberman Charities Golf Classic is gearing up for another great event to raise money for the Nancy Liberman Charities. Sponsorships start at $350 and that money will do several things: Build Dream Basketball Courts, Provide Educational Scholarships, the Back to School Backpack Program and Laptops for Love.
What: 4th Annual Nancy Lieberman Charities Celebrity Golf Classic
When: Tuesday October 13th
Where: Prestonwood Country Club The Hills Course in Plano
Benefiting: Nancy Lieberman Foundation which helps to provide a healthy physical, emotional and mental environment for young girls and boys to build their self-esteem & confidence so they will be able to make the right choices in the future.
Register and get more information here.
- Who’s Really Lying About The Planned Parenthood Videos? Carly Fiorina Or The Factcheckers? September 22, 2015
When Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina referenced video footage of a baby that survived an abortion who was filmed “on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking” during the second GOP debate on Wednesday, the media called her a liar.
Amanda Marcotte of Slate said that the video didn’t exist: It was quite a performance, and it opens the question of what Fiorina was inhaling before she watched those videos. There is nothing in the videos made by CMP, either in the edited or full-length versions, that has anything approaching images of legs kicking or hearts beating.
Sarah Kliff of Vox called it “pure fiction:” But the things Fiorina describes — the legs kicking, the intact “fully formed fetus,” the heart beating, the remarks about having to “harvest its brain” — are pure fiction.
Refinery 29 has also claimed that the videos don’t exist in a piece entitled: “Fiorina’s Planned Parenthood Comment Was Graphic, Upsetting — And Totally Made-Up.”
Fusion also joined the media’s bandwagon of denial and nearly copied Planned Parenthood’s talking points in their report: To be clear, Fiorina, like the other Republicans attacking Planned Parenthood, doesn’t have her facts straight. None of the videos have anyone talking about “harvesting” brains. The supposedly macabre video she’s talking about was highly, selectively edited by right-wing activists.
In the video in question, a technician is talking about harvesting the brain of an alive, fully formed fetus. While she tells her story, there is footage of another baby of roughly the same gestational age as the one whose brain she harvested. This baby is seen still kicking and its heart still beating.
While it is obviously not the same baby as the one she harvested the brain of, the footage helps viewers to understand what a 19-week old baby looks like when hearing the testimony of an ex-employee who harvested brains from babies of the same age. Illustrating stories with appropriate images is a common journalistic technique, one used by all media outlets.
Others assert that the baby was stillborn, a falsehood that goes back to The Hill, which made this claim in a story in August:
The anti-abortion-rights group targeting Planned Parenthood is acknowledging that its most recent video used an image of a stillborn baby that was made to look like an aborted fetus. The Center for Medical Progress posted a new link on its video late Thursday, adding that one of the images was actually a baby named Walter Fretz, born prematurely at 19 weeks.
This is inaccurate on multiple counts. Read the whole story from The Federalist here.
- FBI recovers private emails from Clinton server September 22, 2015
The FBI has recovered emails from a private server used by Hillary Clinton while secretary of state that she said were deleted because they involved personal matters, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a source familiar with the investigation.
The FBI is examining the server to see whether any information, including classified data, was mishandled. Bloomberg quoted its source as saying the investigation would take at least several more months.
It was not clear how many of the personal emails had been recovered, the news agency said.
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill, asked about the report, said: “We’ve cooperated to date and will continue to do so, including answering any questions about this that anyone including the public may have.”
An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment on the report. Read the entire article from Reuters here.
What does Jon-David think about all of this? Check it out below:
- Congressman Roger Williams TX-25: “The Iran Deal is Obama’s ‘Chamberlain Moment’” September 17, 2015
Congressman Roger Williams TX-25 stopped by The Wells Report to discuss his opposisiton to the Iran Nuclear Deal and his speech on the floor today about Planned Parenthood. This is a Congressman you want to get to know. Good head, good heart, all around nice guy. Sticks to his guns and doesn’t waiver. Check out his discussion with Jon-David:
In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain led a multination effort to allow Adolf Hitler to seize a part of Czechoslovakia. The Munich Agreement, as it was called, was signed to avoid what the prime minister believed was the only alternative: war.
The following day, Chamberlain applauded the deal in a speech ironically titled “Peace for Our Time.” He promised a renewed friendship between Germany and Britain — “a desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.”
One year later, Germany invaded Poland. World War II claimed the lives of nearly a half-million British civilians and military personnel. In hindsight, Chamberlain fed an insatiable beast. He capitulated.
No one is capable of predicting the future; but I believe history and patterns of behavior are our most reliable guides.
Read all of Congressman Williams piece here.
Watch Congressman Williams on the House Floor discussing his thoughts in the Iran Nuclear Deal
- Dr. Zhudi Jasser discusses the Syrian Refugee Crisis September 15, 2015
Dr. Zhudi Jasser, President of American Islamic Forum for Democracy, has family in Syria and joined Jon-David to discuss the refugee crisis. Dr. Jasser told Jon-David his family has decided to stay at this time and he learns of their safety on a call to call basis. Hear his conversation with Jon-David below:
- Ben Carson speaks in Arkansas and makes a powerful point about divisiveness in America September 10, 2015
At a campaign event on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol in Little Rock, Carson pointed out instances where Democratic leaders were “always trying to stir up trouble” by driving “wedges” between people.
“They tell you that there’s a war on women,” he said. “There is no war on women. There may be a war on what’s inside of women, but there is no war on women in this country.”
He argued that Americans should instead come together and realize that “we are all in the same boat” rather than focusing on racism and sexism.
“If I was trying to destroy this nation and I was in charge, let me tell you what I would do. I would drive wedges between the people. I would have a war on women and race wars and income wars and age wars and religious wars,” Carson said. Read more from Red Alert Politics here.
- Corker-Cardin Deal–How the GOP Pretends Not to Authorize Obama’s Agenda September 9, 2015
From the National Review by Andrew McCarthy: In my weekend column I offered a concrete plan to undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal.
It is an easy one, because all that the Republican-controlled Congress has to do, if it really wants to derail this thing, is follow the law that they wrote and Obama signed, the Corker law — the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, sometimes also known as “Corker-Cardin,” after Senate sponsors Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D., Md.).
Sadly, in another iteration of the anger that is the wind beneath Donald Trump’s wings, many readers insist that GOP leadership has no intention to block Obama on Iran. If that is so, it is passing strange. The national-security threat here is grave.
Plus, how much credibility can Republicans have (maybe I should just end the sentence there) in complaining about Obama’s disregard of federal law if they won’t even follow the law they themselves enacted just four months ago?
Read more here.
- Nuclear deal will make war with Iran more likely, former top military officials say in report September 2, 2015
From The Washington Times:
A group of former top military officials and intelligence analysts released a new report Wednesday concluding that the nuclear deal with Iran will threaten American interests and increase the probability of military conflict in the Middle East.
In its report, the Iran Strategy Council wrote that the nuclear deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “will enable Iran to increase support for terrorist and insurgent proxies, aggravate sectarian conflict and trigger both nuclear and conventional proliferation cascades.” Additionally, the deal will “provide the expansionist regime in Tehran with access to resources, technology and international arms markets required to bolster offensive military capabilities in the vital Persian Gulf region, acquire long-range ballistic missiles and develop other major weapons systems,” the council wrote. In its report, the council argued…Read the rest here.
Senator John Cornyn stopped by The Wells Report to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal. Find out the latest from Senator Cornyn:
Congressman Pete Sessions followed up with the latest on the Iran Nuclear Deal from the Congressional side. Check out his conversation with Jon-David here:
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