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McCain Blasts Chairman of Joint Chiefs Dempsey For Downplaying the Fall of Ramadi: "What the Hell is He Talking About?"

John McCain is angry. He should be. During this interview on tonight's Greta, senator McCain reminds Chairman Dempsey that the U.S. lost 187 soldiers in the fight for Ramadi in 2006-2007.


Ramadi is now on the verge of falling to the Islamic State terrorists. Dempsey, who is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, downplayed the possible capture of Ramadi. Dempsey said last week that the city is "not central to the future of Iraq" and is "not symbolic in any way" to the success of the campaign to defeat Islamic terrorists.

McCain said he disagrees.

"This unbelievable statement is an insult to all those brave Americans who served and sacrificed in Ramadi, and the families and loved ones who miss them so dearly," he said Monday.




 

CNN: Many in Washington Say Hillary Not a Good Campaigner, Has a Glass Jaw



CNN's Joe Johns: "If she gets hit with one good political punch, the whole organization folds.

Guest: She's not Bill Clinton




 

Reuters: Jeb Bush to Visit Germany, Estonia, Poland in June


Source: Jeb to officially announce his 2016 Presidential run after he returns from the trip

Reuters
Republican Jeb Bush will visit three U.S. allies, Germany, Poland and Estonia, in early June to get a first-hand view of European economic and security challenges as he explores a run for his party's U.S. presidential nomination in 2016, a Bush aide said on Monday.

Foreign policy has been growing in importance in the battle to determine President Barack Obama's successor, with Republicans questioning Obama's handling of the threat from Islamic State and Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

Bush’s visit gives him a chance to lay out his differences with Obama, a Democrat, particularly when it comes to NATO, with alliance members Poland and Estonia both watching events in Ukraine with alarm. Obama is legally barred from seeking a third term in the November 2016 election.
POSSIBLE ANNOUNCEMENT IN JUNE?
A Bush aide said the 62-year-old Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush, has yet to decide whether to run. Other sources close to Bush's camp have said his team has discussed the possibility of an announcement in June, after the trip. -Reuters


 

Dem Senator Manchin Jabs Harry Reid: His Leadership in the Senate Did Not Work (VIDEO)

Scarborough asks Manchin: Are things going to be better in the senate with Harry Reid gone?



Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s leadership when Democrats controlled the Senate did not work, Sen. Joe Manchin  said on Monday.

"Well first of all, Harry’s a good man,” Manchin, who just announced he will run for reelection, said while appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “His leadership and the things he thought would work did not. So with that, you just move on.” Reid was majority leader until earlier this year. He has said he does not intend to run for reelection in 2016 and will be replaced in leadership by Sen. Chuck Schumer



 

MSNBC: Kind of Ironic That Hillary Clinton Is Talking About Finance Reform When She Plans To Raise 2 Billion Dollars

Jose Diaz-Balart on MSNBC--




 

Chris Christie's Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low of 38% in New Jersey -Quinnipiac

Christie had a 74% approval in January of 2013, then the scandal hit, in this case, a phony scandal of a lane closure on the GW bridge. His numbers have been in freefall ever since.

Bloomberg
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low as he prepares for a likely presidential campaign, according to a Quinnipiac University poll published Monday.

Fifty-six percent of voters say they disapprove of the job the Republican is doing, compared to 38 percent who say they approve. That puts him farther into negative territory than he was in a January poll, when 46 percent said they approved and 48 percent said they disapproved. His high-water mark was 74 percent approval in a poll published in January 2013.

“The governor’s job approval hits a new low and voters think his presidential ambitions are distracting him from his day job,” said Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Maurice Carroll in a statement. “Besides, they don't think he’d be a good president.”



 

Jeb Bush: I'm As Conservative As Any Governor of Past 20 Years


Bush in New Hampshire


usatoday
MANCHESTER — Do not call Jeb Bush a moderate Republican.

Why?” Bush asked when a questioner characterized him as such Friday. On his way out of a news conference, Bush stopped and turned back. “I have a conservative record, probably the most effective conservative governor,” he said. “I would match my record with anybody that’s thinking about running or any governor of the last 20 years. It’s an I’m-not-kidding conservative record, it’s one of results.”

It wasn’t quite Mitt Romney’s “severely conservative” comment, but perhaps other Republican governors, including Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and New Jersey’s Chris Christie, should consider themselves on notice.

Bush contrasted his style rather than his policies. “Perhaps moderate in tone is misinterpreted to moderate in terms of core beliefs.”

 

North Carolina: Man's Obit Asks That People Not Vote For Hillary Clinton in 2016



Newser – Larry Upright may be dead, but he's still Republican and he still doesn't want you voting for Hillary Clinton—at least according to his obituary. "The family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016," reads his obit in the Independent Tribune in Concord, NC. "R.I.P. Grandaddy."

 His family says that Upright, an "avid golfer" and Masonic Lodge member who died Monday, never shied away from talking politics, ABC News reports. "He was very passionate about politics and probably passed a little of that on, so it was natural for me to think about that," says his daughter Jill McLain, who wrote the last-minute addition to his obit.




 

DNC Store Selling 'I Hate Tea Parties' Tumblers



'We love tea...What we don't like are tea party Republicans..."



found here at democrats.org

Couple Sues Sperm Bank After They Learned Donor Is A Schizophrenic Dropout, Who Had Been Arrested For Burglary


Sperm bank said the man had an IQ of 160 and a Master's Degree


ATLANTA (AP)
He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot.

That's why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child.

Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave birth to a son conceived with his sperm, they got a batch of emails from the sperm bank that unexpectedly — and perhaps mistakenly — included the donor's name. That set them on a sleuthing mission that quickly revealed he is schizophrenic, dropped out of college and had been arrested for burglary, they said in a lawsuit filed March 31 in Atlanta.

On top of that, the photo of him they'd seen when deciding on a donor had been altered to remove a large mole on his cheek, the suit says.

Collins and Hanson said the Atlanta sperm bank promoted the donor's sperm, saying it came from a man with an IQ of 160, an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and a master's degree in artificial intelligence, who was pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience engineering. He was eloquent, "mature beyond his years" and had "an impressive health history," sperm bank staff told them, according to the lawsuit.



 

White House Condemns Murders of Ethiopian Christians in Libya By ISIS


'These terrorists killed these men solely because of their faith'

The statement was not from President Obama but from the National Security Council spokesperson


thehill
An Obama administration official late Sunday condemned the mass murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya, purportedly by terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“We express our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Ethiopian government and people as they grieve for their fellow citizens,” National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said in a statement.

“That these terrorists killed these men solely because of their faith lays bare the terrorists’ vicious, senseless brutality. This atrocity once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya to empower a unified Libyan rejection of terrorist groups,” she added.

A propaganda video released by the ISIS group on Sunday appears to show the killing of two different groups of Ethiopian Christians captured by the extremist group's Libyan affiliates.

The Whitehouse statement can be found here...



 

NY Times Jonathan Martin: Chatter Increasing on Possible “Walker-Rubio” Ticket in 2016

Martin on CNN:

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VIDEO- Jeb Bush Jabs Hillary: I Don't Need to Go To Chipotle, When I Do I Drive My Own Car...



In New Hampshire, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tweaked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her recent pit stop at a Chipotle restaurant.

 When it comes to Chipotle, 'I drive my own car, park my own car and get out of my own car'