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Marco Rubio to announce his Presidential bid on April 13th?

March 30, 2015

 If this story is true we might have our second official Republican candidate for President in a couple of weeks: Marco Rubio is planning an event scheduled for April 13th where he will make a big announcement. Here is more:

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio confirmed Monday that he plans to make a big April 13 announcement — likely his presidential bid and likely at the Freedom Tower, an iconic Miami building known as the Ellis Island of the South.

“We haven’t reserved a specific site yet … I won’t confirm that,” Rubio said on “The Five,” one of Fox News’ most-watched talk shows. “But I will announce on April 13 what I’m going to do next in terms of running for president or the U.S. Senate.”

One of the hosts, Dana Perino, quickly followed up: “So you will announce that you’re running for president?”

“I’ll announce something on April 13th,” Rubio responded. “If people want more detail, they can go on marcorubio.com and then they can gain access to both tickets [to] our events, and I’ll give them more detail about it. But I’m looking forward to it.”

  It seems highly unlikely to me that Marco Rubio would build up this type of hype, and promote selling tickets to the event, if he was going to announce anything other than his intention to run for President in 2016. But of course we will have to wait and see.

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MSNBC: Hillary Clinton wiping her email server clean shows a ‘consciousness of guilt’

March 30, 2015

 Many of us on the right have claimed for years that the mainstream media has a liberal bias but there is one news network that is more obvious than the others and that would be MSNBC. In fact their bias is so blatant, in my opinion, that I have dubbed the network the propaganda arm of the Obama regime and of the Democratic party.

  So when MSNBC runs a segment which is semi-critical of a Democrat, such as Hillary Clinton, I think it is newsworthy and that is what happened today. An MSNBC panel was discussing the former Secretary of State and the email scandal she has become embroiled in and they actually admitted that by wiping her personal email server clean it showed a “consciousness of guilt,” or, if you prefer, she had a “guilty conscience.”

  Here is how it went down:

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The Department of Justice defends Hillary Clinton against Freedom Watch server subpoena

March 30, 2015

  According to this story the Department of Injustice is defending Hillary Clinton from a FOIA subpoena sought by Freedom Watch in an attempt to force her to release the emails she wrote as Secretary of State on her personal email server. 

  Here is more:

The Justice Department is defending former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from a motion to subpoena her private emails under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

“Such action is unnecessary and inappropriate under FOIA,” DOJ officials wrote in a legal briefing filed Thursday. Officials were responding to a case launched by Larry Klayman, the founder of the conservative watchdog group Freedom Watch.

Klayman is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to subpoena Clinton’s computer server where she housed the private email address she used while serving in the State Department.

Clinton has turned over 55,000 pages of emails that she believed could be considered official government communications, but she deleted 30,000 emails that she considered to be personal.

The Justice Department describes Klayman’s call for a subpoena as “speculation” in its brief.

“Plaintiff provides no basis, beyond sheer speculation, to believe that former Secretary Clinton withheld any work-related emails from those provided to the Department of State,” the agency says.

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Ted Cruz claims Republican leadership cut off his fundraising after he shut down the government

March 29, 2015

Ted_Cruz John Boehner and the establishment elites within the Republican party have a history of punishing conservatives who dare to disagree with the leadership. John Boehner is especially well known for this in conservative circles: he has previously removed conservatives from key committee positions in 2012 for not falling in line; in 2013 he fired the top conservative in the Republican Study Committee; and again last year he punished those that dared to vote against His Excellency for Speaker of the House.

  And now, if Ted Cruz is telling the truth, we can add his name as well as  Mike Lee to the list of conservatives who have been punished by the establishment Republican leadership. It is not a secret that the establishment was very upset at these two people who actually tried to make good on their campaign promises instead of just paying them lip service as do the rest of the Republicans in Washington, but for the first time Ted Cruz has let us know how upset they really were.

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Open thread for Sunday, March 29th: ‘Dead Inside’

March 29, 2015

open-thread  Here is the open thread for Sunday, March 29th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

 Last week we covered 13 stories, did you miss any of them? If so there is an easy way to make sure it does not happen again. I understand that all of you are busy and cannot always find the time to check the blog for updates so why not subscribe to America’s Watchtower and receive email updates whenever I write a new post? That is the easiest way to follow the blog to ensure you never miss another post.

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  Now on to the musical selection of the week: A couple of weeks ago I shared the first audio sample released from Muse’s upcoming new CD entitled “Drones.” That song was entitled “Psycho” and now the first single has hit the airwaves. This song is called “Dead Inside” and I happened to find a video of the first (and as far as I know, the only) time the band performed has this song live to date and here it is. It is an audience recording but the audio and the video are sill pretty good.

Enjoy:

Did Hillary Clinton have a secret spy network set up through her personal email server?

March 28, 2015

 Did Hillary Clinton use her personal email server to set up what might amount to a secret spy ring to gather intelligence in Libya before the Benghazi terrorist attack which left Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods dead?

  That is what is being speculated in this article, here is more:

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Why is Harry Reid really retiring?

March 28, 2015

 happy_harry_reid In my post about Harry Reid’s announcement that he was going to retire and would not be running for reelection in 2016 I speculated that this might be due to the recent Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report which was released two days before the Senator from Nevada announced his decision.

  The report found that Harry Reid used his political position and power to pressure the Department of Homeland Security into expediting visas which freed up $115 to a client of his son Rory. I found the timing to be a remarkable coincidence!

 Now Breitbart has taken the speculation even further. Here is more:

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