Would have been would you have lied to Congress and America, supplied false intel to start a war, killed a million people and wasted 8 trillion dollars just to get your poll numbers up so you could get reelected?
The legacy of the Iraq invasion of 2003 is starting to shadow the Jeb Bush presidential campaign for 2016.
Some conservatives are criticizing Jeb Bush for saying that — like his brother, George W. Bush — he, too, would have authorized the invasion of a dozen years ago.
“I would have and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody,” Jeb Bush told Megyn Kelly of Fox News. “And so would almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got.”
Talk show host Laura Ingraham, one of Bush’s most outspoken critics, said he should have answered the question “no,” given the fact that no major weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq. Otherwise, she said. “then there has to be something wrong with you.”
Ingraham added: “You can’t think going into Iraq now, as a sane human being, was the right thing to do. That’s like you have no ability to learn from past mistakes at all.”
looks like a desperate attempt to make up for missing the boat. Unfortunately buying the weak dinosaur VZ likely to have as much luck with AOL as Time Warner did. Selling my VZ stock this morning.
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.
VAN, Tex. — The National Weather Service warned of more severe weather Monday from southern Texas to the Great Lakes, a day after tornadoes killed at least four people and left dozens injured in North Texas and Arkansas.
Storm fronts that lashed the nation’s midsection brought dozens of tornadoes, torrential rains and flooding, thunderstorms and lighting strikes, hail and even unseasonable snows. The worst of the damage appeared to be in North Texas, where as much as 10 inches of rain fell over the weekend in places, more than in March and April combined.
Dozens of tornadoes were reported across several states, including one that ripped through Van, Tex., leaving two people dead and sending 43 to hospitals with injuries; by midday Monday eight people were still missing, said Chuck Allen, the Van Zandt County fire marshal and emergency manager.
Here in Van, a town of fewer than 3,000 residents about 80 miles east of Dallas, emergency responders and residents on Monday picked through the remains of buildings that looked like they had been bulldozed.
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“We’re easily looking at 50 to 100 homes here in the city that were damaged or destroyed,” Mr. Allen said, adding that the town may have been struck by not one tornado but two, in quick succession. He said the two people who died, whom he did not name, were a husband and wife.
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are again attacking measures aimed at protecting U.S. troops from predatory lending practices, two weeks after a similar GOP effort failed.
The military has been grappling with the financial impact of predatory lending on service members for years. In 2006, Congress passed legislation cracking down on some forms of high-interest credit, particularly payday lending. Lenders responded by exploiting loopholes in the law, and late last year, the Department of Defense proposed a new set of regulations designed to curb these creative workarounds that target troops.
Republicans have been working to kill those regulations before they can take effect. This week, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) will offer legislation that would block DOD from finalizing its rules until a host of unrealistic technical certifications could be made for a database of active-duty military members. The House will vote on Stivers' plan as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, a major bill that establishes military funding.
Thousands of service members receive short-term, high-interest loans each year, according to a 2014 report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has documented a raft of abusive tactics targeting soldiers and their families. One family that took out a $2,600 loan ended up paying back $3,966.84 over the course of a year. Another borrower spent $1,428.28 to pay off a $485 loan in just six months.
Stivers has been one of the payday lending industry's favorite members of Congress since he took office in 2011. Over the 2012 and 2014 election cycles, payday loan companies contributed $69,625 to his campaign, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.
The rising sea level has already impacted U.S. coastal cities. Parts of Norfolk, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; and Miami flood at high tides, in so-called sunny-day or nuisance flooding, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Other cities, such as New Orleans and New York, have been devastated by flooding from storm surges, which are magnified by the rise in the sea level.
The sea level has risen nearly 8 inches worldwide since 1880, the start of the Industrial Revolution, according to the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Global sea level will rise about 1 foot to slightly more than 3 feet (39 inches) by 2100, the U.N. panel said. NOAA has projected sea levels could rise even higher, as much as 6½ feet, by the end of the century.
such a sad shut in festering in his hate, can't help but pity the guy
got a nice pop in my IMKTA today
Tried to use it two weeks ago and they wouldn't allow it because I was in Boston (an hour away). Had to call and tell them to take off their block. (that took me about Tried to use it to donate to a local charity this weekend and they blocked it again. After spending 5 minutes listening to their computerized pitches and then their menu finally got through to a person. They told me they would have to connect me with fraud protection. When they did the line was so bad I had to call back and go through the entire thing again.
Why would anyone use this card? I don't have any problems with my Visa or my 3 Mastercard accounts , this company sucks.
America's oldest city is slowly drowning.
St. Augustine's centuries-old Spanish fortress and other national landmarks sit feet from the encroaching Atlantic, whose waters already flood the city's narrow, brick-paved streets about 10 times a year — a problem worsening as sea levels rise. The city has long relied on tourism, but visitors to the fortress and Ponce de Leon's mythical Fountain of Youth might someday have to wear waders at high tide.
don't tell the tea billies cause they wanna think the U.S. is exceptional.
“It’s becoming conventional wisdom that the U.S. does not have as much mobility as most other advanced countries,” said Isabel V. Sawhill, an economist at the Brookings Institution. “I don’t think you’ll find too many people who will argue with that.”
Not as good as universal healthcare but a step in the right direction.
The Affordable Care Act has been a catalyst for a net increase of 16.9 million Americans gaining health insurance in the last two years via Medicaid expansion and subsidized private coverage with even more people accessing employer-sponsored plans.
A new study by the RAND Corp., which looked at a sampling of 1,600 Americans and their “transitions” to and from forms of health coverage between September 2013 and February 2015 and found 22.8 million Americans gained coverage. There were 5.9 million people who also lost coverage, leaving a net increase of 16.9 million, according to the analysis, published in the journal Health Affairs.
Where everything is black and white, murdering millions of people just seems like the Christian thing to do. YCMUHSTPA
"Heck, I would just be happy if our president would be able to tell the difference between our friends and enemies. ... Let me give our president a primer: Iran, enemy. Israel, friend," he said.
He told the crowd: "I've been clear about the threat of radical Islam. This isn't a war on terror. It's a war on radical Islam."
And he offered a solution: "Here's what we need to do. If these people want to bring back a 7th Century version of Islam, my suggestion is to load our bombers up and bomb them back to the 7th Century."
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware have released dashcam video showing a white police officer kicking a black suspect in the face as he puts his hands on the ground. The officer was charged this week with assault.
Dover police released the August 2013 video Thursday after a federal judge ruled last week that it was no longer considered confidential. The judge's ruling came in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the suspect by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Recorded by another officer's dashboard camera, the video shows Dover Cpl. Thomas Webster IV kicking Lateef Dickerson after Dickerson gets down on his hands and knees in response to commands to get on the ground.
Dickerson, 30, was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw, police said in a news release after Webster was charged.
Webster, 41, was arrested Monday and placed on unpaid leave after a grand jury indicted him for second-degree assault. A previous grand jury declined to indict Webster in March 2014, and the U.S. Attorney's Office, after reviewing the case, found no violation of Dickerson's civil rights.
course in the real world those percentages represent the percentages of registered dems and repukes
I think you are looking at it the wrong way, we need to give Texas back to Mexico, it was never ours in the first place and most of the people there are are Mexican anyway. The reality is Texas is an apartheid state, most of the people that live there can't vote. It's not like Texas provides anything more to the U.S.the Puerto Rico anyway.
actually you are a total moron, I have only one id, don't come around here much anymore deadpainting because it is a waste of time engaging with blithering idiots like you. But you keep posting under the dozens of ids you have, people like you are the best weapon the DNC has.
I find it amazing the diversity of GOP candidates for President, Black, Hispanic, and even a woman!!!!
Anybody wanna bet they nominate the old white guy?
they used to argue with the DNC, then they started arguing within the GOP, now they argue with themselves, saying one thing one day and then denying they said it the next day, then denying they said they denied it, then denying they denied they denied it, then denying they denied, that they denied it and then they deny ...
LOL it's like watching a dog chase its tail. Sad these people influence the state of the world.
House Speaker John A. Boehner said it’s too soon to tell if Congress could muster the votes to stop a bad Iran nuclear deal struck by President Obama, denying what he said yesterday admitting to a private audience last weekend they couldn't stop a bad nuclear deal.
sad when the uninteligent get to vote, the framers of the constitution never wanted the tea billies to have a vote you know. Less
well in the real world illegal immigration is down about 95% under Obama, you know in the real world.