Final polls before Iowa

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton enter Monday with small, but consistent, leads in polls conducted in the days leading up to the Iowa vote... :)

What is an independent

Look political zealots and fanatics, a real independent is not just someone who is not affiliated and/or registered with a certain political party but also someone who thinks for themselves and does not just follow or repeat the same old, same old...

Tell us how that works Ted!

The 'most conservative' tell us that government problems can be solved by reducing the number of government employees whenever a mistake is made, because it makes government more efficient. . Also, government is bloated, so reducing the number...

Eliminating hunger (that could be done by local government)

"A North Carolina preacher was nominated for a top hero prize after he created a nutritional oasis in what had been a food desert. Pastor Richard Joyner had to preside over many funerals for members of his congregation due to diseases related to...

Playing the veterans card

Some of the time of the Republican candidate debate was spent drawing attention to the need to improve treatment of veterans. As veterans were government employees, many hurt 'on the job', the question remains why there are complaints about veteran...

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs!

There was no avoiding it, and Fox News Channel didn't really try: Megyn Kelly was the star of the show at Thursday's Republican presidential debate in Des Moines...   ...

The flip-flop talking point

Some might remember that changing from lead additives, and after that, the MTBE that replace lead additives caused many complaints from the petro-chemical industries. Damage to people from lead was tolerated for over 50 years, then MTBE was on the...

Boots on the ground in Libya

"Stars and Stripes | Dec 19, 2015 | by John Vandiver STUTTGART, Germany -- A US special operations forces team dispatched to Libya to work with government forces was expelled from the country on Dec. 14 by members of a local militia, US Africa...

Donald Trump’s Hostile Takeover of the G.O.P.

Primaries are tricky to cover. By their nature, they exaggerate divisions within a party, bringing to the surface the most extreme elements in a political coalition. What, in the frantic year leading up to the nomination of a Presidential candidate,...

How smart is Donald Trump?

"I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!"   https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/692312112115380224

Medicare Drug costs may be Trumped

"Comments from Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that Medicare could reap huge savings by negotiating with drugmakers raise new risks for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, whose shares have been pressured by criticism from...

Signs of a recession

Not mentioned in the article: If oil production is down due to low oil prices, shipping oil by rail is down. . "Facing a freight recession caused by slumping commodity prices and industrial output, No. 1 U.S. railroad Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N)...

Eight Oregon vigilantes arrested

"... on Tuesday after shots were fired during a traffic stop, leaving one person dead and another wounded, the FBI said. Protesters were still occupying the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon after leader Ammon Bundy's arrest...

Getting to the REAL criminals

Maybe Carly Fiorina can defend their videos. . "A Houston grand jury on Monday indicted two anti-abortion activists in connection with undercover videos shot in Texas that purported to show fetal organ sales inside a Planned Parenthood clinic....