Commenting on the job of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, McCain stated that she had done a fine job, a severe contrast from many other Republicans’ opinion.
Would you like to post an example of that. So I know what and who you are talking about. Ann Coulter is not one of my favorites.
Do you have any idea how many landmarks have been renamed over the centuries? There was no good reason to rename Denali McKinley in the first place. It already had a name.
Easy to realize that would be hard for you to understand.
"how does America stand up with Wisconsin. I had an unemployment rate before I came in of over 8 percent, it’s down to 4.6 percent. We made up for all the jobs that were lost during the recession, and we have a labor participation rate – which you know is the rate at which people are working – it’s almost 5 points higher than it is nationally." --Walker
Let’s first look at the unemployment rates.
When Walker became governor on Jan. 3, 2011, the state’s unemployment rate stood at 8.1 percent, and the national rate was 9.3 percent. That was based on employment levels as of December 2010. So, Wisconsin’s rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the U.S. average.
But the state’s advantage over the U.S. has shrunk by 0.5 percentage points under Walker. As of July, Wisconsin had an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, and the U.S. rate was 5.3 percent, meaning Wisconsin’s rate is now only 0.7 percentage points below the national average.
Wisconsin’s jobless rate has fallen more slowly than the national rate mainly because its job growth has been slower. From January 2011 to July 2015, the U.S. added 11,245,000 jobs, an increase of 8.6 percent, while Wisconsin has added 148,300 jobs, an increase of 5.4 percent" Labor participation rate is equal to the national rate not 5 points better.
"DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is not considering a prisoner exchange with the United States, a senior official said on Tuesday, ahead of an expected verdict for an Iranian-American journalist held in Tehran for more than a year.
"The reports on the possible exchange of prisoners are not true and it is not on the table," Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi was quoted as saying by Iran's ISNA news agency.
There has been speculation of a prisoner swap between Iran and the United States both before and after last month's landmark nuclear deal, but both countries have consistently denied that such an agreement is imminent.
Jason Rezaian, Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post, was arrested in July 2014 and charged with espionage. His last closed-door hearing was held in early August and the Revolutionary Court is expected to issue a verdict shortly.
The other U.S. citizens detained in Iran are Christian pastor Saeed Abedini and Amir Hekmati, a former sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Robert Levinson, a private investigator, disappeared in Iran in 2007.
Qashqavi said there were sixteen Iranians jailed in the United States for bypassing sanctions, and around 60 prisoners jailed for other crimes."
Wouldn't you have field day if we gave them 76 for 3.
Why were they in Iran? Did they break Iranian law? Why should the president be personally involved in their incarceration. were they government employees, spys?
by saying Navy is weak because of Obama.
"Because warships take so long and cost so much to build, the Navy at any given moment is the product of decisions made 10 or 15 years before, Mabus argued. It’s also subject to political priorities just like anything else. That’s why the fleet shrank from 2001 to 2009 even as the overall Defense Department budget surged with Iraq and Afghanistan war spending.
So from today’s level of about 273 warships, the Navy projects it to grow to 282 by next autumn, reach 300 by 2020 and then hit Mabus’ target of 308 in 2021, assuming all goes to plan.
The count could be even higher, but the Republican-controlled Congress last year rejected a change in the methodology to determine what ships do and don’t count as part of the battle fleet.
One issue was the fleet’s small coastal patrol ships forward-deployed to Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf. The 179-foot Cyclone-class ships carry 30 sailors, 25mm guns and a new surface-to-surface missile. Mabus argued that their importance to the U.S. Central Command, their proximity to Iranian dangers and other factors justified their inclusion in the battle fleet, which would push the total up by 9 ships.
Republicans objected. It was a political ploy to goose the numbers, they said, pointing to another policy to count non-combatant hospital ships when they made certain types of deployments.
So Congress forbade the Navy from counting that way in the National Defense Authorization Act — evidence, Mabus argued, that Republicans are more interested in attacking the administration than helping to grow the Navy."
“It went against the narrative that some folks have,” he said. “Our combatant commanders ask for them and count them. Internally, we count them. We have invested in them pretty significantly … the Iranians, I’m pretty sure, count them. "
It would help if you tried to stick to the facts .Again you are wrong in what you state.
"WASHINGTON -- The latest congressional report on the Internal Revenue Service's botched review of nonprofit status applications by politically active groups finds no evidence of intentional wrongdoing or political bias.
After news broke that the IRS had ramped up reviews of such groups as they applied for tax breaks -- with most of the focus on conservative nonprofits -- Congress launched numerous probes into the agency's activities, and allegations flew that the IRS had been used to target President Barack Obama's opponents.
None of those investigations, however, have found evidence of intentional wrongdoing. The latest yearlong effort, by the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, comes to the same conclusion in a lengthy report released Friday.
The report echoes the results initially found by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, but also criticizes that early inquiry for leaving out the liberal groups that also suffered excessive scrutiny."
Wrong again little z. educate yourself before you post. This from 2002 "
According to U.N. spokesman Mark Gwozdecky, the IAEA routinely reviews commercial satellite imagery and, from time to time, does notice construction at sites it has previously inspected. Gwozdecky said this new construction in Iraq was no surprise and that “no conclusions had been drawn.”
It’s true that, since 1998, the IAEA has not had the right to go anywhere and see anything it wants to see in Iraq. However, IAEA inspectors were in Iraq in 2000, 2001 and 2002. They inspected all the “declared” nuke-related sites in Iraq – including Kuwaitha – and they found nothing untoward. If there had been something weird at Kuwaitha the IAEA inspectors were curious about, all they had to do was ask, and the Iraqis would have probably allowed them to see it.
Even back in 1998, when U.N. chem-bio inspectors were complaining about less-than-perfect cooperation by the Iraqis, the IAEA inspectors were not complaining. They believed they had – with full Iraqi cooperation – found and completely destroyed the entire Iraqi nuclear infrastructure.
At that time, Hans Blix was IAEA director general. He is now MOVIC chairman and is on record as believing that once MOVIC is allowed into Iraq, compliance with UNSCR-1284 on nukes can be speedily verified. On the other hand, chem-bio might take years"
Just offering a few facts. I made no claims about any killings being justified on either side. That would be you. It is tough for people who served their country to come home and be killed by those who are suppose to be protecting them. Obviously increased gun ownership has not reduced the shootings.
When Republicans appointed Pablo Pantoja to State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, they hoped he would be able to bridge the sizable gap that only expanded during the 2012 elections, when the state’s 4.7 million Hispanic voters supported Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by a 20 percent margin.
But after months of inaction by Congressional Republicans on comprehensive immigration reform and stiff resistance by Republican-leaning groups like the Heritage Foundation, Pantoja has had enough; on Monday, he announced via email that he was leaving the party and registering as a Democrat:
Police killed 547 citizens in the first half of 2015. Twice as many blacks were killed than whites. 62 blacks killed were unarmed.
Lets see, Cruz is the tea party whacko whiner that even his fellow senators can't tolerate,.Bush seems to have forgotten how to run a campaign and has to run away from his record to get the conservatives to vote for him. Carson can't get past the primaries and has no knowledge about economics or foreign policy, Christies state has suffered enough under his administration that anyone would be foolish to want that for the whole country and he is just a loud mouth like Trump without enough money to do it on his own. Kaisich, now there is a reasonable fellow and for that reason he doesn't have a prayer. By the way, there are still three democrats in the running and Hillary is in second place and she isn't going to be arrested.