Placing Their Bets Early, DC Lobbyists Put Biggest Money on Clinton|
|Though the presidential election is more than 14 months away and competitive primary races for both major parties are in full swing, lobbying firms in Washington, DC and the people who work for them are so far placing their political bets on the establishment campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton and to a slightly lesser degree Republican Jeb Bush.|
According to an analysis of filings from registered K Street firms by The Hill, Clinton and Bush combined have received approximately $... (more)
St. Louis Taxpayers Need Not Approve Of Sports Stadium Built With Their Money, Judge Decrees|
|From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:|
The city does not need voter approval before spending tax dollars on a riverfront stadium, a judge ruled Monday, jumping another hurdle in the race to keep the National Football League in St. Louis.... (more)
Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley declared invalid the city ordinance requiring a public vote, calling sections “too vague to be enfo
Court Forces Christian Bakery to Serve Gay Weddings|
|A Colorado court has ruled against a Christian bakery who refused to decorate a gay wedding cake.|
In a ruling released Thursday, the Colo. Court of Appeals said the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Jack Phillips, violated the state’s ‘public accommodations’ law by refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple in 2012.
“Phillips believes that decorating cakes is a form of art, that he can honor God through his artistic talents, and that he would displease God by creating ca... (more)
Batesville, Indiana Mayor Arrested For Patronizing Male Prostitute, Prostitute Arrested For Failing To Disclose HIV Status|
If there's anything worse than being the Mayor of a small town and getting caught with a male prostitute, it has to be finding out the male prostitute you just had sex with is HIV positive and failed to tell you.
Such is the unfortunate fate which befell Mayor Richard C. Fledderman (D) of Batesville, Indiana.
Toxic Fallout Continues as Colorado Mine Spill Declared Three Times Larger Than Stated|
|The spill which sent toxic waste from an abandoned mine into a Colorado waterway last week released three million gallons of contaminates into the state's 126-mile Animas River--not one million, as previously announced, according to new estimates by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).|
As the orange-hued sludge kept flowing through Colorado and into the San Juan River in New Mexico on Monday, the fallout from the massive accident continued to spread, with communities declari... (more)
Flashback: Donald Trump Calls For 'Execution' of Edward Snowden|
|Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump called for the execution of Edward Snowden during a 2013 appearance on “Fox & Friends,” labeling the whistleblower a “traitor” for disclosing the National Security Agency’s illegal activities.|
“You know, spies in the old days used to be executed,” Trump said.
Since Snowden first revealed the NSA’s ... (more)
Carly Fiorina Says You "Can't Have President Who Is Thin-Skinned," Whines About Trump Insulting Women|
|From CBS News:|
Bombastic billionaire Donald Trump is leveling his criticisms at fellow Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, saying she has "zero chance" at winning the GOP nomination.... (more)
"I just realized that if you listen to Carly Fiorina for more than ten minutes straight, you develop a massive headache," Trump said Sunday in a Twitter post.
Paul: Trump Is An Insider Pretending To Be An Outsider|
|Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes voters should not be fooled by Donald Trump's schtick as a Washington outsider and truth-teller.|
"One of the things that's going on in the race that I think is puzzling is that Trump's trying to run as an outsider and a truth teller, when in reality he's the consummate insider who buys and sells politicians like he buys and sells other commodities," Paul told Buzzfeed.
"So we've got this guy and it's like, what is he famous for?" ... (more)
...but Rand will evidently be endorsing Jeb Bush if he gets the nomination, as he cowardly neglected to raise his hand at the opening of the debate. - Chris
Fox News vs. Donald Trump|
Right out of the gates it was clear the debate was a carefully crafted attempt by Fox News to take down Trump and puff up Bush. If you remember back in 2006 it came out Rupert Murdoch was holding fundraisers for Hillary Clinton, this is because the establishment wants puppets they can depend on, Trump is a loose cannon and they hate him for it. - Chris