Conservative activists, pundits,
politicians, and wonks are gathered at the Gaylord National Resort
in Maryland for CPAC. No doubt many of the attendees are looking
ahead to 2016 and discussing potential presidential candidates.
Since Romney’s defeat in November some in the Republican Party have
suggested that the GOP needs to become more moderate in order to
attract more votes. At least one former GOP presidential hopeful
has different ideas.
The Daily Caller:
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry argued during an
annual conservative confab on Thursday that Republicans failed to
win the White House in 2008 and 2012 because they didn’t nominate
sufficiently conservative candidates.
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Brandon O’Brien isn’t your average NFL Draft hopeful. The 6’1″, 218 lb wide receiver served two tours of duty in Iraq before deciding to dedicate his post-Marine Corps life to getting a shot at playing professional football.
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Ron Paul (Reuters/Joe Skipper)Just because he’s retired from politics doesn’t mean Ron Paul is slowing down:
the former congressman from Texas and three-time presidential hopeful will soon have his own spot on national radio.Dr. Paul, who retired from Congress earlier this year after a failed bid at the Republican Party’s nomination for president, has inked a deal with the Courtside Entertainment Group that will let him broadcast brief one-minute radio commentaries twice a day across the country. Dr. Paul’s segments will also be compiled for a weekly podcast, available to download for those who miss his daily addresses.”There’s no questioning the fact that Ron Paul is one of today’s most impactful leaders. His thoughts and opinions have created a significant and loyal following that has made its presence known throughout the country,” Norm Pattiz, founder of Westwood One and Courtside Entertainment Group, says in a press release this week. Dr. Paul, 88, says in a statement that he’s “very excited” to be presented with an opportunity that will let him “take the message of freedom to more people than ever, especially now when our country needs it so much.””Radio and podcasting are a much more powerful means of communication than speaking on the floor of Congress. I welcome this chance to work with Norm and Courtside and interact with America in a new way, delivering a message that is timelier than ever and a philosophy that people are clearly hungry to hear more about,” he says.According to Courtside, Dr. Paul’s daily dispatches will be carried on an array of networks and on the Web and will begin March 18. “
His new radio show for Courtside and his digital presence via podcasting create a platform that will be hugely successful,” predicts Pattiz. Since retiring from Congress earlier this year, the former representative has remained politically outspoken, speaking publically in recent weeks about the United States’ involvement in the African nation of Mali and the ongoing funding of foreign wars. His son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), was chosen by members of the Tea Party faction to speak to the country Tuesday evening to rebut US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Rep. Paul ran against Pres. Obama in both the 2008 and 2012 elections. … Read More
WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – U.S. consumer borrowing rose in December, a hopeful sign for the strength of the economy although debt taken on through revolving facilities like credit cards fell during the month.
The Federal Reserve said on Thursday consumer credit increased by $14.59 billion in December after rising by a slightly revised $15.91 billion in November.
Economists polled by Reuters had forecast consumer credit rising $13.4 billion after advancing by a previously reported $16.05 billion in November.
All of December’s increase was in non-revolving credit, which includes auto loans as well as student loans made by the government. Non-revolving credit increased $18.22 billion during the month, the largest expansion since November 2001.
Revolving credit, which includes credit cards, declined by $3.63 billion.
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DENVER — Snowmobiler Caleb Moore was in critical condition Tuesday in a Colorado hospital after a dramatic crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen, and a relative said the family wasn’t hopeful about the 25-year-old’s chances for survival.
Moore was performing a flip Thursday when he clipped the top of a jump and went over the handlebars and landed face first into the snow. The snowmobile rolled over him, but he walked off with help and went to a hospital with a concussion.
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Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney picked up his first wins in two safe states on Tuesday while President Barack Obama won Vermont as expected, US television networks reported. Romney won in Indiana and Kentucky, two states traditionally in the Republican column, and Obama prevailed in…
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