Saturday, February 27, 2016

How Cruz Could Win

The Weekly Standard ^ | February 24, 2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson 

GOP voters are in a fighting mood. They aren't much interested in business-as-usual, political niceties, or even conservative purity. They want someone who will take it to Washington--someone who will go there and fight for change.
Unfortunately for the rest of the Republican field, the candidate who voters overwhelmingly think will bring change to Washington is Donald Trump. South Carolina exit polling found that, among the large subsection of GOP voters who most want a candidate who "can bring change," a whopping 45 percent supported Trump, compared with only 19 percent for Ted Cruz and 16 percent for Marco Rubio.
This isn't perhaps too much of a concern for Rubio, who is the electability/establishment candidate. It's a huge concern, however, for Cruz, who has to be the "change" candidate, leaving Trump to be the mad-as-hell/outsider candidate. If Trump is both the outsider candidate and the change candidate, then Cruz is sunk....
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State Department Turns Over 1,600 Newly-Discovered Clinton Documents to Benghazi Committee

Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/16 | Alana Goodman 

The State Department turned over 1,600 pages of previously undisclosed documents related to Hillary Clinton and Libya to the House Benghazi committee on Friday, a month after it revealed the existence of the documents in an unrelated court case.
The House Select Committee on Benghazi announced it received the records on Friday, adding that the State Department has yet to fully comply with document requests the committee made nearly a year ago.
“Today the State Department turned over more than 1,600 pages of new documents related to former Secretary Clinton and Libya,” the committee said. “The State [Department] claimed in a January 8th court filing that it only recently discovered these new documents from the Office of the Secretary.”
In January, the State Department disclosed in a court filing that it had recently discovered “thousands” of new documents related to Clinton’s tenure and the Benghazi attack. The filing was in response to a lawsuit by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which has been seeking records from Clinton’s time at the State Department.
The documents may be released in response to public records requests, but the copies received by the Benghazi committee are not redacted in regard to Libya and Benghazi issues.
The records come from the Office of the Secretary, which would likely include Clinton’s Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, top aide Huma Abedin, and Clinton’s deputy chief of staff and scheduler.
(Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...

Stamp prices set to go down two cents in April

CNN Money ^ 

For the first time in nearly 97 years, the price of a stamp is set to go down.
On April 10, a first-class stamp will cost 47 cents, down from its current 49-cent price.
The reduction is part of a pre-arranged agreement with Congress. The Post Office got to increase the price of stamps by 3 cents in 2014 to help it raise $4.6 billion in revenue. But the price hike was only set to last two years. (It gets to keep one cent of the increase to keep up with inflation).
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How to Write a Winning Resume for the Job of President of the United States

 by poconopundit


Dear Prospective Presidential Candidate:


The information in this letter was prepared to help you develop a winning resume for the Office of President of the United States (POTUS).

A resume is now required for every candidate running for the POTUS position.

Reason Why this Resume is Required


Regretfully this new law requiring a formal resume was made necessary due to problems in past elections.

For instance, in recent years the voters of these United States have found that candidates for this highly important office have lacked the background and experience to do the job effectively.

Candidates have made various claims in speeches and to the media, but once elected, they arrived in Washington andcould not actually accomplish the job they were hired to do.

In other cases, the candidates for POTUS have actually tried to subvert the wishes of We the People and follow "their own agenda".

So to save time and prevent future fraud and voter mistakes, We the People have decided that candidates must now submit a formal resume for the position of POTUS.

This standard format is one that every POTUS candidate shall use, no matter what party they belong to.

We hope these resumes will save voters time figuring out exactly who is best qualified for the position of POTUS, and it will allow us to more easily compare one candidate to another.

Policy Statements


Candidates may list any policy or position statements they want on their resumes.  However, once they submit the resume, they cannot edit out their previous position statements.

Candidates may change their position any number of times, but previous positions will remain in the document so We the People have a record of changes and any flip flops that may have occurred.

However, we fully recognize that policy positions are a merely a statement of general policy direction because things often change in office.

For instance, we have found that positions will typically change depending on how much of a "puppet" a POTUS candidate is due to financial support from a Wall Street firm, foreign government, or Washington lobbyist.

Personal Dreams and Reasons for Seeking Office


Be careful in your resume to not include anything about your personal "dreams". In the past, candidates have told us they were running for POTUS "to dominate the world" or "to see foreign dignitaries bowing before them" or "to stay out of jail" or "to pardon fellow criminal accomplices".

If your resume contains such reasons, we shall immediately reject it.

In addition, We the People shall also reject all resumes where the reason for running for POTUS is to be the first person elected of a particular gender, physical/mental handicap, sexual orientation, religion, race, ethnic group, bowling club, or Hollywood celebrity fan club.

Executive Accomplishments


It is very important to include executive accomplishments on this resume because leading the largest economy and military in the Free World is a management position requiring extensive experience running a large organization.

Follow these steps in developing your executive accomplishment statements:

  • Start with an action world, i.e. Managed, Completed, Improved, etc.
  • Tell us what you actually did yourself -- being brief and to the point.
  • Explain the scale of your authority so we don't confuse being captain of a high school debating team with running a $10 billion business or being Governor of a State with 20 million people.
  • In the close of each statement show the result of the action(s) you took. The result is a measurable outcome that shows how you made a difference.

Use this accomplishment statement as an example:

Action: Built a 51 floor skyscraper luxury apartment building in New York City by negotiating and financing the deal and being responsible for the work and salaries of the 2,000 people and numerous contractors over a one year building period.

Result: The skyscraper is a commercial success earning $500 million in profits each year.

Not a Judicial, Legal or Legislative Position


Please note: the job of POTUS is a senior management and executive position.  Having experience as an individual contributor such as lawyer, senator, judge, or similar position is not directly relevant because the job of POTUS requires senior management experience and responsibility at a very high level.

However, you may list your judicial, legal or legislative posts under a separate resume section entitled: Other Job Experience.

Conclusion


Thank you for following these resume instructions.  We hope that following our rules will not be too onerous a burden.

Remember, that We the People have our own responsibilities and jobs to do and we want you, as Candidate, to respect us by laying out the facts so we can more easily find out who is truly qualified and vote for the best person.

Please leave out any extra curricula activities and sports such as duck hunting, beauty pageants, golf, partying, and the like.

Good luck.