Bill Clinton sued for election fraud

(Horn News) For years conservatives have complained about the Clintons’ dirty campaign tricks.

Now it looks like even liberals are getting sick of them.

Supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders have filed a lawsuit against former President Bill Clinton in Massachusetts court, claiming he broke the law to help deliver the state to his wife earlier this month.

According to the lawsuit filed by a group called MA Sanders Voters and Volunteers Disenfranchised by Bill Clinton, the former president engaged in a number of illegal activities, including openly campaigning at polling stations.


Pennsylvania Supremes toss Cruz-eligibility lawsuit

(Talking Points Memo) Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won a case in Pennsylvania’s highest court that had challenged his eligibility to appear on the state’s GOP primary ballot and serve as president.

The state Supreme Court order Thursday upheld a lower-court judge’s decision to dismiss the case.

A Pittsburgh resident and registered Republican voter, Carmon Elliott, had argued that Cruz isn’t eligible to run for president or to appear on Pennsylvania’s April 26 primary ballot because he was born in Canada.


Cruz, Trump in dead heat in Wisconsin poll

(The Hill) Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are in a dead heat in Wisconsin just days before the state’s primary, according to a new poll.

A survey released Thursday by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling found that Cruz leads with 38 percent support, with Trump right behind at 37 percent — within the margin of error.

John Kasich follows with 17 percent.

In a head-to-head matchup with Trump, Cruz leads by a wider margin, 49 to 41 percent. The poll found that 51 percent of Kasich voters would support Cruz if the Ohio governor left the race, while 19 percent would move to Trump.


Trump jumps into surprise meeting with RNC

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Donald Trump made an unexpected pit-stop at the Republican National Committee headquarters just two days after abandoning his pledge to support the party’s nominee.

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The Republican front-runner’s decision to stop by the RNC’s Washington, D.C., offices on Thursday raised the eyebrows of pundits since he was only scheduled to meet with his foreign policy team, NBC News reported.

The fragile peace between Trump and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was threatened on Tuesday when the candidate opted out of a “loyalty pledge” he and his opponents signed months ago.

“No, I don’t anymore,” Trump said Tuesday when a CNN town hall attendee asked if he still supported the document.

The billionaire sees evidence of party insiders setting the stage to deny him the nomination should he fail to secure the 1,237 delegates needed to declare victory.

RNC chairman Reince Priebus

RNC chairman Reince Priebus

Trump has secured 736 delegates to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s 463, but it is a distinct possibility that neither man will pass the 1,237-delegate threshold by the Republican Party’s July convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

A formal statement by Trump on what was discussed with the RNC was not released, although he sounded optimistic on Twitter.

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“Just had a very nice meeting with @Reince Priebus and the @GOP,” Trump tweeted. “Looking forward to bringing the Party together – and it will happen!”

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Keep an open mind and tune in for the Libertarian debate

If you’ve become disgusted by the Republican Party and there’s no chance you’ll vote for a Democrat in November, you may want to tune in to Fox Friday night for the first nationally-televised Libertarian presidential debate.

“A nationally televised debate of Libertarian presidential candidates is long overdue, and we are delighted that it is finally happening,” said Libertarian Party chair Nicholas Sarwark.

“We urge all Americans to tell their friends, co-workers, and family to watch this important debate and see they have a choice,” he said. “They do not have to settle for candidates who are bigoted and insulting; who curry favor with the titans of Wall Street; who put our troops in harm’s way; who have no intention of stopping runaway government spending; and who force Americans to buy lousy yet unaffordable insurance plans.”


The pre-recorded debate is set to air at 9 p.m. ET on the Fox Business Network. It’s hosted by libertarian-leaning journalist John Stossel and Friday’s airing will be the first of two parts.

Matt Welch, the editor over at Reason, will also take part in the event with a post-debate review of the candidates’ positions.

Here’s how he described the event:

Both shows have been taped already, so I can exclusively pre-report that Gary Johnson is decidedly Gary Johnson (squishy from a libertarian-purist point of view on stuff like forcing anti-gay-marriage bakers to do business with homosexualists, sharpest in the field on the whats and whys of specifically cutting government), Austin Petersen looks like a cheeky 35-year-old playing at running for president (“Don’t hate me because I’m pretty!”), and John McAfee has taken the whole “Most interesting man in the world” ad campaign as some kind of personal dare. Crudely speaking, Johnson’s the pragmatist, McAfee’s the philosopher, and Petersen’s the hustler.

Areas of disagreement flare up with the aforementioned Nazi cakes, abortion, Social Security, and gender-pay equality. Each candidate has moments that feel less than ready for prime time, and oh man if John McAfee was on a national debate stage talking about whatever the hell happened there down in Central America. But the biggest sensation for those of us who have become numb watching eight months of decidedly statist discourse might the sheer relief at seeing policy discussed from an unabashedly libertarian point of view.

If the event can muster enough viewership and media buzz after it airs, it could further improve what is already beginning to look like a good election year for the eventual Libertarian nominee.

“If this isn’t an opportunity for the Libertarian nominee — and I hope to be the Libertarian nominee — there will never be an opportunity, in my opinion,” Johnson recently said of the current state of presidential politics.

Johnson currently has a lawsuit pending to get the Libertarian nominee on the debate stage with the two establishment candidates during the general election.

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Eliminating red tape… Obama-style

Providing yet another searing example of the ridiculousness of his tenure in the Oval Office, a new report outlines how President Barack Obama’s executive orders to “eliminate red tape” in government burdened taxpayers and businesses with billions in new regulatory costs.

In 2011 and 2012, the president signed executive orders instructing federal agencies to “modify, streamline, expand, or repeal” existing regulations to lighten the massive regulatory burden on the American economy.

Using its 2+2=5 accounting, the Obama administration has claimed that the president’s actions have created $28 billion in savings since 2011.

Independent reviews, however, tell a far different story.

The American Action Forum in 2014 concluded: “Despite attempts to reduce red tape and ‘promote economic growth,’ recent regulatory reform plans from the administration actually added more than $23 billion in costs and 8.9 million paperwork burden hours. Only three agencies managed to reduce costs.”

And the latest report out from AAF, finds that agency efforts to get rid of red tape since then have only resulted in more burdensome compliance time and costs for Americans. The organization’s findings are based on government “retrospective reports” which detail an uptick in regulatory costs from the previous $14.7 billion increase to $16 billion today.

In addition to the dollar cost, AAF found that the Obama efforts to reduce red tape have also added 6.5 million compliance paperwork hours to the national regulatory burden.

“Too often for this administration, regulations are regularly expanded and rarely repealed or modified,” AAF concluded after reviewing the government reports.

The worst offenders in increasing regulatory burdens despite a directive to do the opposite are the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services. And that isn’t exactly surprising considering the administration has given both agencies unprecedented power to expand Obama’s healthcare and environmental agendas.

Via AAF: “HHS is the runaway leader by imposing $16 billion in net costs and more than 25 million paperwork burden hours. The agency is, amazingly, responsible for 101 percent of the net cost increase, due to cost-cutting measures from other agencies.”

The Department of Transportation, meanwhile, is the only agency to have significantly cut back regulation, with $846 million in fewer costs and more than 21 million hours in reduced paperwork reported in AAF’s review.

The government’s inability to walk back the burdensome regulations it produces is why the Wall Street journal reported that regulatory compliance officer is a job category which has defied economic trends with massive growth over the past several years.

More on Obama’s regulatory jihad:

Regulatory agencies are creating hidden taxes

Government’s ‘Ten Thousand Commandments’ are killing the economy

Obama’s regulatory blitz begins

Regulation: This Is What The First Two Months Of A ‘Year Of Action’ Look Like

Forget Fiscal Cliff, Here Comes Regulatory Tsunami

Senators launch website for people to air their grievances over burdensome government regulations

Overall Obama Regulatory Burden Nears $500 Billion


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