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GOP Attack Ad: Voting For Rand Paul Is Voting To Nuke American Families

Via Mediaite: A new ad from former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton‘s Foundation for American Security and Freedom warns that if you vote for Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, a cute suburban American family will be annihilated by a nuclear explosion. The ad is totally not a ripoff of a 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson campaign ad claiming that if Americans voted …

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Dems Announce 2016 Debates

The Hill reports: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) set its presidential debate schedule on Thursday, announcing six debates spanning from October to March. The first debate will take place in Nevada on Oct. 13 in partnership with CNN. Following that, the DNC has scheduled debates for November in Iowa, December in New Hampshire, and January in South Carolina. The final …

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OPEN THREAD: GOP Kids’ Table Debate

Watch along and weigh in here during the Kids’ Table Debate, which begins at 5PM eastern. This and the later debate at 9PM will be streamed live at Fox News, but you’ll need your cable system login to watch.

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GOP Candidates Reveal Pre-Debate Rituals

Via Bustle: We’re just hours away from the first Republican primary debate on Thursday evening. At 5 p.m., seven candidates who trailed in the polls will present their stance before the 10 leading candidates take the stage for the main event at 9 p.m. Some have participated in dozens of these debates — or, at the very least, similar speeches, …

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ISRAEL: Posters Praising Jerusalem Killer Appear In Ultra-Orthodox Neighborhoods

The Times Of Israel reports: Posters praising last week’s deadly attack at the Jerusalem gay pride parade appeared in the city’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods Thursday morning. Distributed by an extremist group calling itself “The Faithful Judaism,” the notices applauded the stabbing as an act of holy “self sacrifice.” “May all of the people of God be zealous as you,” one poster …

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Ben Shapiro On Jon Stewart

“While Stewart was undoubtedly talented – or rather, his writers were – Stewart also had the easiest job in media. He appeared nightly before an audience of simpletons, cued to laugh and cheer by his funny faces. He didn’t even need jokes: he could just run a clip from Fox News, any clip, and then screw his face up in …

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Heritage Foundation Expands In DC

From today’s money beg: The Heritage Foundation is vastly expanding our presence in Washington D.C. — the belly of the beast. Our headquarters in the heart of Washington, D.C. is just two city blocks from the Senate offices, three city blocks from the Capitol building, and three city blocks from the House offices. It’s from this base that we will …

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Everything Under The Sun Is In Tune

Via the Guardian: In an unusual treat for astronomers, and perhaps Pink Floyd fans, what is often known as the dark side of the moon has been captured, fully illuminated, by a camera aboard a NASA satellite. The series of images taken from NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory show a view of the far side of the moon, as it …

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More Corporate Support For Equality Act

From the Human Rights Campaign: Four new major American companies have become the latest to endorse the Equality Act, federal legislation that would establish full, federal equality for all LGBT Americans. In doing so, these leading companies – IBM, Oracle, Orbitz, and Symantec – made clear that they believe all LGBT Americans should have the protections from discrimination in federal …

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Sanders To Speak At Liberty University

Sanders has issued a statement: “Liberty University was kind enough to invite me to address a convocation and I decided to accept. It goes without saying that my views on many issues — women’s rights, gay rights, education and many other issues — are very different from the opinions of some in the Liberty University community. I think it is …

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Another VP Gambit: Sarah Palin PAC Issues “Documentary” On Her Fabulosity

Breitbart raves: The roar of the Mama Grizzly seems to be intensifying. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, has released a powerful documentary focusing on Palin’s unique and incredible impact on our country. The just over twenty-minute video, “Building America’s Future,” captures Palin’s rise to national prominence, highlights her impressive achievements in the endorsement game, showcases her …

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IOWA: Ted Cruz Hires Anti-Gay Nutters Behind National Billboard Campaign

The Guardian reports: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has chosen a couple who are aiming to put up 1,000 billboards attacking same-sex marriage to be part of his Iowa leadership team. Betty and Richard Odgaard, who lost a civil case in January after refusing to allow a gay couple to marry at their restaurant, have already erected one anti-gay marriage …

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Son Of Frothy Mix Busted For DUI

CNN reports: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s son was arrested and charged last month with driving while intoxicated after registering an initial blood-alcohol level almost twice the legal limit. Richard John Santorum, Jr., known as John, was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in suburban Virginia at about midnight on July 11, according to court papers. “Upon contact, I detected the …

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