Boehner: The Animosity Exhibited By This Administration Toward Netanyahu Is 'Reprehensible'

 These questions from CNN's Dana Bash sound like they came directly from the Obama White House

Dana Bash to Boehner:
-Can you blame the White House for not believing Netanyahu?
-A lot of people blame you for the deep rift between Israel and the United States

House Speaker John Boehner said his upcoming trip to Israel is no "victory lap" to celebrate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election -- and that it was planned months ago, before the Israeli election.

The Ohio Republican will travel to Israel this week, while Congress is on recess. He said his plans were made before the rift between Netanyahu and President Barack Obama over how to deal with Iran and Palestine burst into the open

Boehner defended Netanyahu from criticism from the Obama White House.

"I think the animosity exhibited by our administration toward the prime minister of Israel is reprehensible," Boehner said. "And I think that the pressure that they've put on him over the last four or five years have frankly pushed him to the point where he had to speak up."


Carly Fiorina: There's A 'Higher Than 90 Percent' Chance I'll Run For Pres in 2016

Fiorina ran for U.S. Senate in California in 2010 in what was a huge year for Republicans (+ 63 seats in House +6 in Senate) and was defeated by Democrat Barbara Boxer by 10 points. I am pretty confident in saying she will not be the Republican nominee in 2016.

Former business executive Carly Fiorina, who was Hewlett Packard CEO from 1999-2005 told Fox News Sunday there was a “higher than 90 percent” chance she would seek her party’s nomination. She said she is thinking of announcing in late April or early May, and at this point would be the only Republican woman in the race.

“We need to make sure we have the right team in place, that we have the right support, that we have the right financial resources lined up, just as all the other potential candidates are doing,” she said.

Fiorina said she may run “because I have a deep understanding of how the economy actually works, having started as a secretary and become the chief executive of the largest technology company in the world because I understand how the world works and know many of the world leaders on the stage today because I understand technology, a transformational tool, because I understand bureaucracies.”


Pat Buchanan: 'Very, Very Hard' to See How Ted Cruz Could Get 270 Electoral Votes If He Becomes Republican Nominee (VIDEO)

This is from the McLaughlin Group.

First up- Eleanor Clift, she basically says that Ted Cruz is a smart guy, but everybody hates him.

Pat believes Ted Cruz could do well good in Iowa and New Hampshire, but if he's the nominee, Ted Cruz will come up short in the General. He gives his reasons why.



Martin O’Malley on Challenging Clinton: ‘The Presidency Is Not Some Crown to Be Passed Between Two Families’

'Bout time somebody in the Dem party stood up to Hillary.
Former Gov. O'Malley says he's the one (not Clinton) with 'proven executive experience'

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley stepped up his criticism of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday, breaking with a previous strategy of ignoring questions about her.

Without ever directly attacking the former secretary of state during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” O’Malley portrayed himself as a new face for the Democratic Party and a progressive alternative, more willing to directly confront inequality and take on Wall Street.

“I think that our country always benefits from new leadership and new perspectives,” he said. “Let’s be honest here, the presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families. It is an awesome and sacred trust"


ABC News: 'A Growing Firestorm'...'Hillary Clinton E-mail Scandal Getting Worse Amid New Details'

ABC World News: 'Unlikely' questions about Clinton's transparency are going away.

Watch the report:


Mark Levin: Obama is the Greatest Threat To The Jews Since The 1930s

From the Mark Levin radio show--

LEVIN: I've got something on the tip of my tongue that I believe to be absolutely accurate and I'm really weighing whether to say it or not. (pause) I'm going to say it. Barack Obama, as a result of this and the other things he's doing, including arming up the Islamo-Nazis in Tehran, is the greatest threat the Jews face, not in this country, but in Israel, since the 1930s. ... He's the greatest threat they face since the 1930s

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on Hillary Clinton: 'Even Nixon Didn't Destroy The Tapes'

Reince Priebus responds to news that Hillary Clinton wiped her private home server clean and permanently deleted all emails, barring investigators from learning if she withheld official correspondence from emails House Republicans seek.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus blasted Hillary Clinton on Saturday for wiping her server and permanently deleting all emails.

"Even Nixon didn't destroy the tapes," Priebus said in a statement.

Clinton's lawyer informed the House Select Committee investigating Benghazi on Friday that Clinton no longer had copies of any emails from her four-year tenure as secretary of State, ending in 2013.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the committee, said in a statement Friday that "Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server."

Gowdy, whose committee had subpoenaed the server earlier this month, charged that Clinton apparently decided to delete her emails after Oct. 28, 2014, when the State Department first asked her to turn over public records.

Clinton has turned over roughly 55,000 pages of documents to the State Dept, though Republicans have have seized her admission this month that her aides deleted more than 30,000 "personal" emails.

Clinton's lawyer, David Kendall, reportedly told House investigators that after aides determined which emails were private and which were government-related, an account setting was changed to only save emails sent in the past 60 days

Reince tweets:


McCain: One of the Leaders in the Gulf Told Me, "We Believe It Is More Dangerous To Be a Friend of America Than An Enemy"

Everybody's been saying, friends are enemies and enemies are friends under Obama foreign policy.

Now, one of the leaders of the Gulf states has told McCain that it's now "more dangerous" to be a friend to America.

Here's McCain at a press conference yesterday- He quotes this leader verbatim


Krauthammer: Harry Reid Was a Disgrace

Charles: 'I will be unrestrained' in my commentary here...

In a heartfelt goodbye message for the departing Senate Minority Leader, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer called Sen. Harry Reid “a disgrace” to the institution he led until the GOP won it back in November.

Appearing on “Special Report,” Krauthammer told guest host Shannon Bream that Reid was a disgrace because he “emasculated” the chamber “in the name of protecting” President Obama and his agenda.


Despite Saudi-led Airstrikes, Iranian-Backed Shiite Rebels Continue Advance in Yemen

Saudi Arabia signaled yesterday that they wouldn't rule out using ground troops in Yemen.

SANAA, Yemen — Shiite rebels reached the outskirts of the key southern city of Aden on Friday, boldly defying a bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia that is seeking to push them back and carve out a protected space for the country’s beleaguered president.

The drive by the rebels, known as Houthis, indicates they have not been intimidated by a growing, Saudi-led force of at least 10 nations that have pledged aircraft and ships in a major operation to stop the insurgents. The U.S. government is contributing intelligence and logistics aid to the Saudi-led offensive.

The fighting reflects how this impoverished Arabian Peninsula country may be turning into a battleground between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, the region’s foremost powers. The Saudis accuse the Iranians of arming the Houthi rebels.


Senator Reid Backs Chuck Schumer to Succeed Him as Dem Leader

Reid: Senator Schumer "has earned it"

Dick Durbin is the current #2 Dem

ABC News
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader.

Reid issued his endorsement Friday morning, shortly after announcing he would be retiring next year instead of running for re-election.

Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson says that the choice is up to Senate Democrats, "but Sen. Reid thinks Sen. Schumer has earned it."

Schumer is currently the Senate Democrats' third-in-command, behind Dick Durbin of Illinois. The outspoken and politically astute Schumer was already viewed as Reid's most likely successor. But Reid's decision to bypass Durbin and give his blessing to Schumer could seal the deal.