“We can build a growing economy of shared prosperity and a more equal sharing of responsibility for a secure world. That’s what America has always done and it’s time to summon that spirit again. Too many people only get excited about presidential campaigns,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at Tom Harkin’s Steak Fry in Iowa on Sunday. “Look, I get excited about presidential campaigns too,” Clinton said. “But those campaigns only happen every four years.”
“If there is one theme that connects the dots in the Middle East, it is that chaos breeds terrorism.
What much of the foreign policy elite fails to grasp is that intervention to topple secular dictators has been the prime source of that chaos.
From Hussein to Assad to Ghaddafi we have the same history.
Intervention topples the secular dictator. Chaos ensues and radical jihadists emerge.
The pattern has been repeated time after time and yet what we have here is a failure to understand, a failure to reflect on the outcome our involvement in Arab civil wars….”
Good evening. Today, the United States continues to build a broad international coalition to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As part of the air campaign…As Americans, we do not give in to fear. And when you harm our citizens, when you threaten the United States, when you threaten our allies — it doesn’t divide us, it unites us. We pull together, we stand together — to defend this country that we love and to make sure justice is done, as well as to join with those who seek a better future of dignity and opportunity for all people. Today, our strikes against these terrorists continue. We’re taking out their terrorists. We’re destroying their vehicles and equipment and stockpiles. And we salute our dedicated pilots and crews who are carrying out these missions with great courage and skill. As Commander-in-Chief, I could not be more proud of their service. As I told some of our troops yesterday, the American people are united in our support for them and for their families.
The CSCC has released an attack ad aimed at Joni Ernst is a Republican candidate for Senate in Iowa. They claim she is in the pockets of big insurance and wants to cut medicare to seniors.
Alison Lundergan Grimes is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnnell in Kentucky.
PBS takes a look at the Florida Governor race with this report. “With a resounding Democratic primary victory and a critical party switch, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist moved a step closer to winning back his old job. His Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, scored his own big win. The Sunshine State matchup is expected to be one of the most expensive and negative of the cycle. Adam Smith of The Tampa Bay Times joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the race.”
A grand jury indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption. He is the state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century. Perry carried through with his threat after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to step down after her drunk driving arrest and convection. Here is a video of Lehmberg the night of her arrest.
In Part 3 of a Kelly File Exclusive, FNC’s Megyn Kelly interviews Bill Ayers, the co-founder of the radical group Weather Underground and Dinesh D’Souza, “America” Producer.
Back when politicians were a bit more civil.
During a presser on the release of Bergdahl Senator Harry Reid channels Hillary Clinton on Benghazi with his response. ” I mean, this is making a big deal over nothing. The whole deal, is it Friday or Saturday? What difference does it make? What difference does it make?”