Tuesday, March 04, 2014
If you mention the word "secession" most people think of the South during the Civil War. But today, a new movement is gaining steam because of frustration over a growing, out-of-control federal government.
A number of conservative, rural Americans are taking about seceding and creating their own states, meaning a new map of the United States of America could include the following:
- A 51st state called Jefferson, made up of Northern California and Southern Oregon,
- A new state called Western Maryland.
- A new state called North Colorado.
These are real movements gaining traction with voters across the country.
Watch my story below. It aired across the country on The 700 Club this morning.
Politico's Maggie Haberman has a smart write-up about how the Ukraine/Russia situation may effect Hillary Clinton's potential presidential bid.
Read a blurb below:
"[A]s President Barack Obama grapples to resolve the expanding crisis in Ukraine, the situation underscores Clinton's dilemma as she looks toward a potential presidential run in 2016: Separating from the White House is a very difficult proposition, if it's possible at all. As Secretary of State through Obama's first term, Clinton was in many ways the face of the administration's 'reset' policy with Russia, an effort to establish a new relationship that focused heavily on fostering the relationship with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. ... the conflict is another instance in which Clinton is tethered to the administration's decisions heading into 2016 - more so than any other Democrat with the possible exception of Vice President Joe Biden, who would be a heavy underdog against Clinton."
Watch Ted Cruz play the name association game with Politico's Mike Allen on stage at Politico's, "Playbook Breakfast" at the Newseum.
It's pretty interesting to see his mind at work as he tries to come up with one word descriptions for Sen. Mitch McConnell, Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie.
Here is what he said:
- On President Bush: "Strategery"
- On President Obama: "Non-strategery"
- On Vice-President Joe Biden: "Crazy Uncle Joe"
- On Hillary Clinton: "Misguided"
- On Chris Christie:"Brash"
- On Mitch McConnell: "Leader...it's what is stenciled on his door."
- On Rand Paul: "Liberty-loving"
Friday, February 28, 2014
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., isn't going to win an Academy Award for best actor but he might just be the GOP nominee for president of the United States.
The Brody File spoke to him on Capitol Hill.
Plus, CBN News Anchor John Jessup reviews the Oscar-winning film, "12 Years a Slave."
Friday, February 21, 2014
This week's Brody File Show features a one-on-one exclusive with Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, one of the top Democrats in Congress.
Plus, a former Obama administration official talks about his love for Jesus and his push for a new way of looking at Christianity and politics.
Finally, we provide an exclusive up-close look pro-life prodigy Lila Rose, Planned Parenthood's worst nightmare.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
One of the top emocrat politicians in the country was on The Brody File show this week. Chris Van Hollen is the ranking member on the House Budget Committee. He is extremely smart and bleeds blue!
Watch the interview with him below.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Boy, Mike Huckabee is going to fan the flames with this one. He just sent out an email to his supporters and wait until you get a load of this line at the end where he says the following:
“This President has outsourced much of the functions of government and all of the responsibility. If he can’t or won’t do the job of President, then maybe he could outsource to someone who can and would do it. And Mr. President, I am available.”
Clearly, he’s thinking of running for President of the United States. The Brody File was one of the first to report about this. And we know he’s going to Iowa in April to headline a big event hosted by influential evangelical and political operative Ralph Reed.
Now this email that will make any Huckabee supporter excited. I have a feeling we are going to see more of this to come.
Make no mistake: If Huckabee decides to run, he becomes a serious force to win the nomination. Don’t let the media fool you that he has limited support or that he can’t raise any money. Hogwash.
The full letter to his supporters is below:
It’s no secret that I have major policy differences with President Obama on about everything---I believe in American exceptionalism, standing strong with Israel, lower taxes, de-centralization of government from the federal to the local level, the sanctity of every human life, less regulation, taxation, and litigation, and on and on…but President Obama can’t be blamed for an economy that is killing the middle class, for broken promises about taxes going up for people making under $250,000 a year, for not being to keep your health plan or your doctor, for the dismal standing of our nation in the eyes of the world—so bad that even our friends are spitting mad at us. Turns out, it’s not his fault. Because he didn’t know anything about it….any of it.
It’s a good thing a newspaper gets delivered to the White House, or otherwise President Obama wouldn’t have a clue about Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the criminal activities of the IRS, the Justice Department trampling over the 1st amendment rights of the AP and Fox News’ James Rosen, the disastrous Obamacare website, the fact that under the not-so affordable care act, more Americans have LOST their health care than have signed up. The President had no idea that death benefits would be denied to those killed in action during the government shutdown; he was completely unaware the NSA was illegally spying on millions of America citizens or tapping phone calls of leaders from European allies all the way to the Pope. This is like Tim Cook, CEO of Apple saying he didn’t know Apple had a new iPad until he read it in the papers; or Theo Epstein, CEO of the Boston Red Sox saying he wasn’t aware that Boston won the World Series until he glanced at the sports page; or that Roger Ailes was surprised to find out that Fox News beat all the other news channels for 12 years in a row until he heard it on the Huckabee Show. Whenever there is a crisis or controversy, the answer with this President is the same.
The President’s biggest problem is that he hasn’t a clue how to run an organization...he has zero executive experience. I’m not sure he could organize a 2 car parade, and if he did, he’d have to read the news accounts of it to know which cars were in it. When I was Governor, there was a standing order: Don’t let me ever learn something about a problem in state government by reading the paper. Good news can wait until the morning, but bad news is to be delivered immediately, regardless of time of day or night. I never fired people because they made mistakes. I made more than anyone and mine were always far more visible than theirs. If a mistake was made, there was no reason for me to use up my energy screaming about it—just get it fixed. But one thing would get a staffer or agency head fired on the spot—not informing me that we had a problem. No one can know everything going on—my chief of staff used to say, “If I know everything going on, not enough is going on,” but if there is a problem or a breakdown, or a failure, or a looming disaster, that had better be delivered to me faster than President Obama can get to the golf course. This President has outsourced much of the functions of government and all of the responsibility. If he can’t or won’t do the job of President, then maybe he could outsource to someone who can and would do it. And Mr. President, I am available.
Can David slay Goliath? I had to go with a biblical parallel.
Matt Bevin, who is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky GOP Primary race, is going after McConnell on gun rights and wasteful spending.
Watch his new ads below.
On gun rights, Bevin's campaign is referring to a 1991 vote where McConnell voted on a bill that imposed a waiting period for handguns and banned 14 types of assault style weapons.
Bevin trails McConnell in most polls by a decent margin but his campaign believes Bevin would be a better General Election candidate than McConnell. A poll for the Louisville Courier show the Minority leader trailing Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes by four points and Bevin trails Grimes by just five.
Bevin is the Tea Party candidate but McConnell’s campaign says Bevin’s credibility is hurt because he signed a letter to investors applauding the 2008 bank bailouts. Bevin’s campaign says it’s McConnell who called the bank bailout the Senate’s, “finest moment.”
The GOP primary is May 20.
Allison Moore, Press Secretary for Senator McConnell's campaign tells The Brody File the following:
“This is a very sad and transparently desperate attempt to keep the doors open at Matt Bevin's headquarters. This is a man whose credibility has been so decimated over the last week that nobody in Kentucky believes his name on the disclaimer let alone the content of his attacks.”
They also point out the fact that Chris Cox, Executive Director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action says, "Anyone who suggests Mitch McConnell is anything less than a champion of the Second Amendment either does not know the facts or is simply trying to mislead voters in Kentucky."
Watch The Brody File feature story on Lila Rose as she battles Planned Parenthood in her attempt to save the "culture of life."
Friday, February 07, 2014
The Brody File goes on the road this week as we head to western North Dakota where they are in the midst of a huge oil boom that has brought economic wealth and challenges to the state.
Plus, we go one-on-one with the "Sarah Palin of the Prairie" -- Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.
The South Dakota congresswoman has been trying to make public policy more conservative and turn peoples' hearts toward Jesus.