Caught on Video: Cop Smashes the Cell Phone of Person Standing on Sidewalk Recording

Some language--

From the video:
Strapped with an assault rifle, a Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy stormed up to a woman recording from a residential sidewalk, snatching the camera from her hands and sending it smashing to the pavement before kicking it towards her in a shocking display of rage.

The deputy then walked off with a group of other deputies who appeared to be part of the SWAT team.

The story is new, but it appears this was an operation of at least two agencies to include the LA sheriff and US


Most of GOP Field is MUCH Younger Than Hillary Clinton

4 Republicans are 20 years her junior

There are only 2 Republicans in this list older than Clinton

Chart from Larry Sabato's Center for Politics


Scott Walker: 'You Don't Win the Center By Running to the Center, You Win the Center By Leading'

You don't cave on your principles if you want to win Independents and Moderates. You lead. People are attracted to a leader who won't compromise Walker says

Here's Scott Walker in New Hampshire


John Heilemann: If Hillary Decries Big Money, She'll Be as Big a Hypocrite as Barack Obama

There's been quite few videos of Mark Halperin and John Heilemann slamming Hillary Clinton in the last few weeks.

Here Heilemann says if Clinton is gonna come out strong on campaign finance reform (while raising $2B) she's sound just like Obama, a hypocrite

Watch the video from Bloomberg TV


Clinton in New Hampshire Criticizes The Obama Economy: Small Businesses 'Have Stalled Out'

One person has been at the helm for the last 6 years, President Obama

Hillary Clinton says we can do better


Martin O'Malley: Republican Economic Theory is "Bulls**t

I don't think the GOP is too worried about this guy...

Possible presidential contender Martin O’Malley (D) on Monday mocked Republican arguments that federal regulations keep poor and middle-class people from moving up the economic ladder.

“It is not true that regulation holds poor people down, or regulation keeps middle class from advancing,” O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, said Monday in an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep. “That's kind of patently bullshit-.”

“That’s quite a last word, by the way, on that subject. … I’m just going to leave it right there,” Inskeep responded.

O'Malley said working-class people are hurt by a tax code that is riddled with special interest loopholes. He said “the concentrated wealth and accumulated power and the systematic deregulation of Wall Street” is responsible for an economy that “isn't working for most of us.”

O’Malley is considering challenging Hillary Clinton (D) for the Democratic presidential nomination. In recent weeks, he’s become increasingly aggressive in attacking the former secretary of State.


Israeli PM Netanyahu, President Rivlin Refuse to Meet With Jimmy Carter

Reason: Carter is anti-Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have turned down invitations to meet with former US president Jimmy Carter during his upcoming visit to Israel over his “anti-Israel” views.

Both the president and prime minister declined the invitations after consulting with the Foreign Ministry and the National Security Council.

A senior diplomatic official told Channel 10, which broke the news, that Carter is “a disaster for Israel,” and that all Israeli leaders should refrain from meeting the former president, due to his “anti-Israel positions.”

The official was also quoted as saying that while Netanyahu and Rivlin refused to meet with him, Israel had approved Carter’s request to visit the Gaza Strip.

via legalinsurrection
Flashback video: Jimmy Carter says Hamas wants peace while slamming Israel for airstrikes


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

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.
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.

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.”