1. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: GOP Presidential Race Heats Up
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Friend or Foe - What China's Data Hack Means for U.S. Security
3. James Hirsen: Biden Backers Emerge in Hollywood
4. Joe Messina: Does the Bible Condemn Abortion?
5. Joseph Klein: Pope Francis's Progressive UN Speech Avoids Confronting Islamic Jihad
6. Daniel Greenfield: Hillary Clinton - Lying to Voters is "Badge of Intellectual Courage"
7. John LeBoutillier: How Much Trouble is Hillary In? Is Trump Still Dominating the GOP Race?
GOP Presidential Race Heats Up
What are the polls telling us? Since the second Republican Presidential Debate on CNN, the polls have tightened and four groups have emerged. At the top, Tier 1 candidates are Donald Trump and Ben Carson. What's changed at the top is Trump has lost momentum and is no longer climbing rapidly. He has leveled out, while Ben Carson has come up and essentially met Trump in the low 20% range. In the latest NBC/WSJ national poll, Trump has 21% to Carson's 20%. In the North Carolina Republican Presidential Primary poll by Elon University, Trump was at 22% to Carson's 21% - very close in both cases. These polls are probably indicating a statistical dead heat. Recall, too, Carson has huge favorability ratings which foreshadow potential upward polling pressure. [Go here for a complete analysis...]
Friend or Foe - What China's Data Hack Means for U.S. Security
It's like something out of a spy movie: a foreign nation hacks into a secure U.S. government network and steals the records of 22 million government personnel, including 5.6 million sets of fingerprints. CIA agents' identities are compromised, millions of government workers and contractors may be at risk to blackmail and identity theft. China made the Office of Personnel Management the victim of such espionage this summer, and only now has O.P.M. realized the full scope of the attack. After the breach occurred, O.P.M. estimated it lost one million sets of fingerprints. Thursday, however, the agency announced the loss of an additional four million. O.P.M.'s latest disclosure about the hack came just a day before President Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The leaders of the world’s two largest economies met to discuss climate and economic policies, as well as present a strong union between the two nations. U.S. agencies such as the F.B.I. and Department of Homeland Security have yet to officially make claims against the Chinese government, but once Obama and Xi Jinping’s meeting ends, we can expect talk of some form of sanction or penalty. [more...]
Biden Backers Emerge in Hollywood
By James Hirsen
Hillary Clinton recently made a cash stop at the Hollywood ATM via a $2,700 per ticket fundraiser, which was held at the home of Lionsgate co-chairman Rob Friedman. Interestingly, VP Joe Biden appeared that very same weekend at a celebrity-draped gala on global inequality, which took place at New York City's Central Park. At the Global Citizen Festival, Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama joined a long list of notables, which included musicians Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and Bono; actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, and Salma Hayek; and technology magnates Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Biden's presence at the high-profile gathering seemed to add fuel to the burgeoning expectation that he is going to challenge Clinton in the battle to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. [more...]
Does the Bible Condemn Abortion?
By Joe Messina
Many on the Left and Liberal Christians are looking for an 18th Commandment or something that says "thou shalt not have an abortion." The Bible doesn't use the word "abortion." There is a Commandment that says, "Thou shalt not kill." Actually, if you study instead of just read, you will find it says "Thou shalt not murder." Big difference. Since a lot of you don't believe that the "cells" in the mother's uterus are a baby or human, this may go over your head. BUT God calls it a baby, a child, a being that He knew before it was conceived. [more...]
Pope Francis's Progressive UN Speech Avoids Confronting Islamic Jihad
By Joseph Klein
Pope Francis addressed the United Nations General Assembly on September 25th. He started out by praising the UN. He then proceeded to challenge the world leaders and diplomats in attendance in the packed chamber. He called upon them to move beyond the "selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity," which, the Pope warned, "leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged." The Pope did not refer in his speech specifically to the Christian and Yazidi victims of genocide, slavery and sexual exploitation in the Middle East and parts of Africa at the hands of Islamist jihadists. He had a chance to confront evil and call out its specific perpetrators who are committing horrific crimes in the name of their religion. Instead, he chose to use much of his speech to call attention to more general environmental and social justice issues, which are his recurrent themes. [more...]
Hillary Clinton - Lying to Voters is "Badge of Intellectual Courage"
First, Hillary Clinton cashed in on Keystone pipeline backers by acting like she might support the pipeline. Then she needed the left badly enough to prematurely reveal her true position. She tried to blame her games on Obama and Kerry, even though they were playing the same game she was. Then she began babbling nonsense. Hillary Clinton is spewing nonsense that she doesn't even seem to understand. All that oil has achieved a different "different degree of dirtiness" with greenhouses gasses? [more...]
How Much Trouble is Hillary In? Is Trump Still Dominating the GOP Race?
How much trouble is Hillary in? Which race – Republican or Democrat – is in more flux? Is Trump still dominating the GOP race? Has the Pope's visit enlightened our politicians? Why did Speaker Boehner resign? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS – live on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening – at 7:30 PM ET. [more...]