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Rand Paul Dares to Use the C Word with Regards to Iran - trackfan
Hats off to Paul for having the political courage to say what others inside the beltway are afraid to, namely that we don't necessarily have to go to war with Iran even if it does build nukes. He also had some things to say about the defense budget that I'm sure won't make the MIC happy. [quote]S...


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Liz Cheney Accuses Rand Paul of Getting Talking Points From Rachel Maddow - trackfan
Brace yourself Rand because AIPAC, the Military Industrial Complex and their foot soldiers in the media are about to unload on you, and now Jennifer Rubin has gotten Liz Cheney to go on the record blasting you. [quote]The Post reports on another videotaped remark from now-Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) f...


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Ron Paul Weighs In on Rand - trackfan
Ever since Rand Paul entered the political arena, Ron has been very careful not to talk about his son for fear of undermining him, a la Bush 41 during the 2000 presidential campaign. In 2010, Ron became furious during an MSNBC interview when Lawrence O'Donnell violated a preshow agreement not to ask...


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Peter Beinart Blasts Sheldon Adelson For His "Culture Of Hate" . . . . - trackfan
And compares Adelson to Louis Farrakhan and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I have to give Beinart credit for writing a piece like this since he's relatively young, not rich as far as I know, and presumably would suffer a great deal if his livelihood was taken away from him, not to mention the self-hating Jew ...


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Proof That Democrats Have Raised the White Flag of Surrender on Gun Control - trackfan
Bill Maher called out Democrats a few weeks ago on this issue. There's not a single prominent Democrat in America - Michael Bloomberg is a Republican/Independent - who would ever take Piers Morgan's hard-line position on guns. As Maher pointed out, in the U.S., gun control means reducing the number ...


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Another Reason Why Iran Won't Give Up Their Nuclear Program - trackfan
They're under attack by a nuclear power, FOR REAL. This definitely won't make the Iranians any easier to negotiate with on nuclear issues. [quote]Tehran on Wednesday issued a warning to Islamabad after reports emerged that an Iranian soldier abducted and taken across the border into Pakistan by t...


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Sheldon Adelson Is Holding Auditions For The 2016 Republican Nomination - trackfan
http://time.com/35491/sheldon-adelson-republican-2016-presidential-race/ [quote]The 2016 Republican presidential primaries are still almost two years away, but the race is on for the support of one key donor: billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. This weekend in Las Vegas, four potential 2...


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Egyptian Military Sentencing Brotherhood Members To Death By The Hundreds - trackfan
After he overthrow Mohamed Morsi, General Al-Sisi banned the Egyptian Brotherhood, making it not only illegal for them to participate in politics, but also illegal to belong to the Brotherhood. At the time, I said that his efforts to ban them would fail, since it would be impossible to eradicate the...


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USA Today: Ron Paul Weighs In On Crimea - trackfan
As expected, Paul is a voice of reason on this whole matter. [quote]What's the big deal? Opponents of the Crimea vote like to point to the illegality of the referendum. But self-determination is a centerpiece of international law. Article I of the United Nations Charter points out clearly that th...


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Israeli Defense Minister: Israel Can't Count On The U.S. To Attack Iran - trackfan
I hope AIPAC also becomes this disillusioned with Obama, and gives up on trying to get him to attack Iran. I disagree with Obama letting his mouth write checks that his arse can't cover, but perhaps the one positive from this is that other countries will quit trying to recruit us to do their dirty wo...


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Talk About Strange Bed Fellows: Eric Holder and Rand Paul? - trackfan
I like what Paul is doing which is consistent with all the other moves he's been making, but I have a feeling that if there were any photos of him and Holder taken at this meeting, in 2016 they might show up in attacks ads against him in the Republican primaries. [quote]Shortly after Senator Rand...


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Could Hillary's Iraq War Vote Cost Her The Nomination Again? - trackfan
Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) seems to think so. [quote]Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer went to Iowa Wednesday night. And, as he has a knack for doing, he made news. [b]"I didn’t vote for that war, and I didn’t think it was a good idea," Schweitzer said of Iraq. "George Bus...


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At Least Putin Didn't Blame It On The President This Time - trackfan
In 2008, when Russia invaded Georgia, Putin blamed it all on W. At least this time he's not blaming Obama for his misdeeds. [quote]Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict in Georgia to benefit one of its presidential election candidates. ...


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Where Europe's Leaders Stand On Ukraine As Of 3/01/14 - trackfan
Angela Merkel (Germany) - [link=(http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/28/ukraine-crisis-merkel-putin-idUSL6N0LX46R20140228)]"Concerned"[/link] François Hollande (France) - [link=(http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/19/francois-hollande-and-angela-merkel-set-to-discuss-sanctions-against-ukraine/)]"C...


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An Early Christmas Gift For The N.R.A. Courtesy Of China - trackfan
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/01/china-knife-attack_n_4880990.html [quote]China's official Xinhua News Agency says at least 27 people are dead and 109 injured after a group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China. Xinhua did not provide more details about t...


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Rand Paul: "GOP May Never Win White House In My Lifetime If It Doesn't Change" - trackfan
Paul is turning out to be the best thing to happen to the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter. [quote] Just days after warning his party that it will lose its electoral grip on Texas if it doesn’t broaden its appeal, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., offered an even more dire prediction on...


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Dutch Speedskating Coach Ridicules The U.S. - trackfan
I guess this guy doesn't plan on coming to the U.S. any time soon. [quote]The Netherlands' speedskating coach scoffed at the controversy surrounding the American speedskating team's weak performance and their Under Armour skating suits, telling CNBC that the overall American sports system is to bla...


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30 Years Ago: When Reagan Cut and Run - trackfan
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/07/when_reagan_cut_and_run_bombing_marine_barracks_beirut [quote]Thirty years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan made perhaps the most purposeful and consequential foreign-policy decision of his presidency. Though he never said so explicitly, he end...


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Rand Paul Setting His Sights On Latinos - trackfan
First the Black outreach initiative, and now Hispanics. Got to give him credit for trying. I guess he's heeding Bobby Jindal's advice. Minorities won't vote for you if they think you don't like them. [quote]Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) turned to one of the Bush family's rising stars for some "advice" o...


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Putin’s Girlfriend May Light Sochi Olympic Torch - trackfan
If this is true, this guy's hutzpah has no limit. Remember this is the same guys who stole Robert Kraft's Super Bowl while Kraft was staring right at him. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/sochi-olympic-flame-lighting-Alina-Kabayeva-225441885.html...


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Obama Aides: Hillary Is Repeating The Mistakes She Made In 2008 - trackfan
I thought that Hillary would have learned her lesson about running on the aura of inevitability, but apparently not. [quote]Top advisers and former aides to Barack Obama say Hillary Clinton is repeating the mistakes she made in 2008, building a machine in lieu of a message and lumbering toward the ...


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Linda Cohn Takes A Shot At Michelle Beadle - trackfan
[img]http://www.petsmagazine.com.sg/app/webroot/img/stories/experts-answers/cats-fighting.jpg[/img] [quote]I guess we don't have to ask ESPN anchor Linda Cohn how she feels about Michelle Beadle's return to the mothership. TMZ Sports caught up with her in NYC and asked her if she thought women...


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Coca Cola's "America The Beautiful" Commercial - trackfan
It just aired before halftime. I submit without comment so as not influence anyone one way or the other. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=443Vy3I0gJs&list=PLCIVZWq1FAwcWJmgdF5o3-QTZZ-OnBUgA...


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Career Passer Ratings For Super Bowl Quarterbacks - trackfan
I've only included players with at least 10 career pass attempts. Phil Simms 150.9 Steve Young 134.1 Doug Williams 127.9 Joe Montana 127.8 Joe Flacco 124.2 Jim Plunkett 122.8 Drew Brees 114.5 Jake Delhomme 113.6 Terry Bradshaw 112.8 Troy Aikman 111.9 Ken Stabler 111.7 Aaron Rodgers 111...


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Obama Administration Calls Out Democratic Warmongers - trackfan
It seems that Obama is finally becoming the peace President that he promised he would be. I could imagine that Ron Paul would have also called them out if he had been elected President. [quote]The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators to admit they are working to push the country...


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Glenn Greenwald Blasts MSNBC - trackfan
Greenwald is a true liberal, not to be confused with Democrats. I guess he won't be getting anymore invitations to MSNBC. [quote]When Welker asked him to respond to critics who have called him a spokesperson for Snowden, Greenwald said the idea was "ludicrous" because "every journalist has an agend...


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Christmas In Iran - trackfan
I'll bet you won't see any mention of this on FOX News. [quote]Iran's top leaders used Twitter to send Christmas greetings that praised Jesus, continuing a new era of social media outreach by a government previously known for Islamic extremism and political belligerence. "May Jesus Christ, Pro...


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The ADL Plays the Anti-Semitism Card On Arrianna Huffington - trackfan
From Abraham H. Foxman on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League: [quote]To the Editor: We were deeply disturbed by the Huffington Post's front-page handling on December 19 of the bipartisan introduction in the Senate of the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act. The initial headline, "Saboteur Sen. Lau...


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John McCain: The United States could take “concrete action” against Ukraine - trackfan
It's scary to think how many wars we would be involved in if he had beaten Obama in 2008. I'm certain there would be thousands more dead American soldiers if he were the President and the nation would be in bigger debt than it is trying to pay for these wars. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/20...


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Ted Cruz Is The Only Senator Attending Mandela Funeral - trackfan
This is interesting. [quote]Sen. Ted Cruz will be the only member of the U.S. Senate, and one of only two Republicans in Congress, attending the memorial service of civil rights leader Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. Cruz, a Tea Party lawmaker from Texas, received a firestorm of criticism from some...


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