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Exclusive Audio: As POTUS, Sen. Graham Vows U.S. Military Force Against Non-Compliant Congress

Among the crowded field of potential Presidential candidates vying for the GOP’s nomination, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is the latest to stump in New Hampshire.

While visiting the Concord City Republican Committee on March 7th at the “Politics and Pies” forum, the 59-year-old Senator asserted that American ground troops would be necessary to defeat ISIS. In addition, he advocated for the reversal of defense spending cuts and, as President of the United States, Graham would restrict the movement of lawmakers until those cuts are reversed.

Exclusive audio here:

In a chilling statement, Graham said he would not allow Congress to leave D.C. until his demands are met, declaring he would use United States military force to keep them there.

“…and here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States, I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to.”

New Hampshire GOP leaders were unable to speak on behalf of the candidate.

Graham’s South Carolina U.S. Senate primary opponent, State Senator Lee Bright, had this to say:

“If Graham is not being serious he should choose his words with more thought. If he is being serious those actions would be a threat to the republic.”

Graham’s office responded to a clarification inquiry with:

“Due to the large volume of mail I receive, I regret that I am only able to respond personally to inquiries from South Carolinians.”


Follow up: Were Lindsey Graham’s Military Remarks Intended To Be Humorous?

Marco Rubio: “I’m Ready To Be President”

Manchester, NH- In an interview Sunday with Jonathan Karl for ABC’s “This Week”, Senator Marco Rubio (R- FL) said that that he’s ready to be President, although there are “multiple other people” who are also ready to do the same.

He has not made an official bid, but he’s been using most of the strategies that a potential candidate would: fundraising, appearing in New Hampshire, hiring national staff, and campaigning for fellow Republicans.

Rubio told Karl that if he does run, he will not seek re-election for Senate. “If I decide to run for President, I will not have some sort of exit strategy to run for the Senate,” Rubio said.  “I believe that if you want to be President of The United States, you run for President. You don’t run for President with some eject button in the cockpit that allows you to go on an exit ramp if it doesn’t work out.”

“Do you think you’re ready to be President?” Karl asked. Rubio replied, “I do, but I think that’s true for multiple other people that would want to run.” Rubio explained that he’s been in office long enough to gain the necessary experience to be President. “I mean, I’ll be 43 this month, but the other thing that perhaps people don’t realize, I’ve served now in public office for the better part of 14 years. Most importantly, I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there, and I think we’re very blessed in our party to have a number of people that fit that criteria.”

“The question is, whose vision is the one that our party wants to follow,” Rubio told Karl.

In an April 2014 New Hampshire poll, Rubio was polling at 2%, only ahead of Rick Perry in last place at 1% and far behind Rand Paul with 15% and Paul Ryan with 13%. Just over a year ago, Rubio was tied with Rand Paul at 15%.

Regarding the recent poll, Rubio laughed, saying that “it’s probably the Time cover jinx, just like Sports Illustrated. Polls are everywhere all the time. I don’t really pay a lot of attention to them.”

Rubio went on to discuss immigration reform and the investigation of the Benghazi scandal. He quickly criticized the current administration, saying that “no one’s been held accountable”. When Karl asked how much of the Benghazi scandal will be problematic for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s potential run for President, Rubio said, “I’m sure she’s going to go out bragging about her time in the State Department. She’s also going to have to be held accountable for its failings.” 

The interview concluded with discussion of recent scientific findings about climate change, with Rubio dismissing much of it. “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it.  That’s what I do not.  And I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it, except it will destroy our economy.”

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Results: Ben Swann’s March Presidential Poll

Here are the results from Ben Swann’s March presidential poll. A total of 2,089 people took this survey. Just under 35% taking the poll were Republicans, followed closely by “None” at 32% and Libertarians with 27%.


In the Republican Party section of the poll, Rand Paul received 91%, with 1,677 votes- pulling him far ahead of all of the other candidates listed.


For the Democrat section of the poll, 535 people- 75%- chose “none of the above” or “other”. Hillary Clinton was in second place, followed by Elizabeth Warren.


Ralph Nader was the favorite pick for the Green Party with 42% of the votes. “None” or “other” was in second place, receiving 289 votes for 25% of the votes.


For the Libertarian section of the poll, Gary Johnson was overwhelmingly the favorite with 89% of the votes.


Ted Cruz was the winner for the Constitution Party with 48%, and Mike Lee was second at 31%.



This was not a scientific poll.

Are You Ready For Hillary? All Signs Point To 2016 Prez Run


Are you ready for Hillary?

Whether you are or not might not matter, because all signs point to the former First Lady and Secretary of State gearing up for a 2016 run. Earlier today New York Magazine reported, “While we’re still many months away from an announcement on her plans for 2016, it’s increasingly obvious that Clinton’s camp is working to make sure she’ll have a sophisticated presidential campaign at the ready.”

Super-PAC “Ready for Hillary” has a growing email list of supporters that it emails regularly. But an email sent from the group on Sunday was different.

This particular email was sent by former CNN talking head General Wesley Clark to Hillary Clinton supporters. The return address was “info@hillaryclinton.com.”

The Ready for Hillary campaign rented out the Hillary Clinton 2008 mailing list of supporters to send Genearl Clark’s message. This is a sign that Clinton supports the groundwork being laid out by Ready for Hillary.

Here are the contents of yesterday’s email:


From: General Wes Clark [info@hillaryclinton.com]
Date: January 5, 2014, 3:06:45 PM EST
Subject: Free Hillary Clinton Bumper Sticker
Reply-To: info@hillaryclinton.com

Have you picked up your free Ready for Hillary bumper sticker yet?

Please take a moment to read this special message from General Wes Clark. Ready For Hillary PAC is solely responsible for the content of this message.

Grassroots movements happen when neighbors talk to neighbors and tell them to get involved.

One of the best ways to spark these conversations about Hillary potentially running in 2016 is by showing your support right now.

Have you picked up your free Ready for Hillary bumper sticker yet?


Hillary has what it takes to be the next President of the United States. But today, as she decides whether to run she needs to see our support.

Now is the time to get our support for Hillary organized and ready for 2016.

Claim your free sticker: Proudly put your support for Hillary on display and tell your friends to do the same.

Thanks for joining with us,

General Wes Clark

The email may also signify that Clark is vying for a VP position if Hillary does indeed run.

If Hillary does decide to run for president, do you think she could snag the Democrat Party nominee in 2016? While it is still early in the game, it is unclear who her major competition would be.

Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

A Pro Wrestler In The White House? My Interview With Jesse Ventura



What do a Minnesota governor, a pink boa-wearing pro wrestler, and a 9/11 conspiracy theorist all have in common?

They are all Jesse Ventura.

Oh, and “President of the United States” could be added to that list… If he decides to run and can win.

“2016 would be the time for me to do it,” Ventura told me, his voice booming with confidence. “I really believe I could win – I would tell the people they could make history with me by electing the first person since George Washington that does not belong to a political party. That would be enough to win right there.”

The ex-professional wrestler and former Governor of Minnesota has a remarkably colorful past. Ventura joined the Navy in 1969 and spent years as an elite SEAL Underwater Demolition expert. After leaving the Navy, his career took an unusual twist — he became a pro wrestling star, known as Jesse “The Body” Ventura. He quickly became famous for his flamboyant personality and pink boa.


After a long career in the wrestling world, Ventura went on to become the 38th Governor of Minnesota. He ran as a Reform Party candidate following a very unorthodox campaign (think bumper stickers that say “My Governor Can Beat Up Your Governor”). He described himself as fiscally conservative but socially liberal. Ventura often battled both Republicans and Democrats on issues, but he still managed to do a lot of good for Minnesota. For instance, during his administration, Minnesotans received a tax-free check each year. The state had a budget surplus at that time and Ventura wanted the money to be returned to the people.

He decided not to run again when his term ended in 2003, citing the media’s negative impact on his family.

Ventura has since authored several books, hosted his own show called Conspiracy Theories with Jesse Ventura, and remained vocal about his political opinions. He is especially noted for expressing his belief that 9/11 was an inside job. “You’re not allowed to ask about [9/11],” he said. “I have questions, but no one can supply me with an answer. If what they’re saying is true, why can’t they tell me about it?”

After a remarkable career path, Ventura may now have his sights on the Oval Office.

There is little doubt that he would be a drastic change from President Obama. Ventura wastes no time playing politics and fearlessly tells it like it is.

Referring to Washington bureaucrats, Ventura vehemently said, “They should all be fired. All of them. If you work for a business in the private sector, had a deadline, did not complete your work on time, and forced your company to shut down temporarily for not having your job done — don’t you think you’d be fired?”

Those annoying, yet necessary, things we call “rules” do not apply to bureaucrats.

Ventura said, “The key to the run would be giving the people the opportunity to elect someone who isn’t involved with these games. Everything about these politics is games. I think these two parties are destroying our country. They put their party first — not their country. That was shown with the government shut down. [Politicians] were willing to shut down the government for their parties. That is an act of treason. You know exactly where I stand with them. They’re criminals, a lot of them.”

When Ventura talks about the two party system, his voice becomes irritated and firmer than usual. Once he starts railing on the entrenched political system, it’s hard – no, impossible – to shut him off.

“Some people believe that if you change your vote from Republican to Democrat or Democrat to Republican, they’re going to get change,” he said. “They should know that’s not true and see it from the election of Barack Obama. When a Democrat and Republican tells you they’re going to give you change, they’re lying.”

Ventura said the first thing he would do as president is eliminate foreign aid.

“Foreign aid is bribery,” Ventura said. “We’re giving them money so they’ll support us. Besides, we’re broke. To put it in layman’s terms, it would be like you’re having your house repossessed and you’re three car payments behind but Uncle John wants to borrow 300 bucks from ya. Can you give it to him?  No, no.”

Radio personality and the self-proclaimed “King of All Media,” Howard Stern, would come on board as Ventura’s Vice President. The legendary shock jock is a character of his own, being described by the Parents Television Council as having a “reputation for sleaze and misogyny.” Stern, who sometimes portrays himself as the character “Fartman,” offends certain groups on a regular basis — he has done everything from drop the N-word to mock school shootings. After racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for such quips, Stern switched to Satellite radio in 2004, where FCC regulations do not apply.

Despite being a controversial figure, Stern reaches millions of listeners each day and is undoubtably one of the most powerful men in media.

“If I run, I need Howard Stern,” said Ventura. “With his radio show, he could raise me all the money we would need for the campaign. If you appeal to all of his listeners, that’s how you start a grassroots movement. We could use his radio show as a platform right up until the day to the election.”

Instead of accepting money from Super PACS and corporations during his campaign, Ventura would seek lots of small donations from Stern’s listeners and supporters around the country.

Would Ventura be able to keep up with an exhausting presidential campaign on a shoestring budget? Maybe. But he’d have to take a cue from his character “Blain” from Predator… He “ain’t got time to bleed.”

His potential plans were best summed up when he said, “If I were to run for president, my campaign will be unorthodox and different — because I’m different.”

As for now, Ventura is gearing up to do his own daily internet show and just published his new book, “They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons To Believe There Was A Conspiracy To Assassinate JFK.”

The former Governor currently spends most his time in Mexico. “People many times ask me why I live in Mexico — what can I do there that I cant do here,” he said. “I can touch grey whales in the water. We need to understand something in the United States: we’re not looked up to like we were before. The most popular T-shirt in Mexico a few years ago had a picture of George W. Bush on it and said ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction.’ People fear us. They think if they go against anything we want, we’ll start a war with them. I don’t think that’s what we should be portraying to the world. Who is responsible? The Democrats and Republicans.  It always comes back to them, doesn’t it?”

During our interview, I sensed that Ventura had the same passion for destroying the entrenched D.C. politicians as his rough-and-tumble character, Blain Cooper, had when seeking to destroy the alien in Predator. It’s almost as though he can’t wait to get there and rip the heads off those sanctimonious, pompous, polished, fake D.C. bureaucrats. “The Body” is never at a loss of words. He’s like a tenacious bull chomping at the bit to take on the establishment which has become so predictable and corrupt, yet deceives us all over and over again with impunity.

Still, a lot of questions remain unanswered: could Ventura and his family handle intense scrutiny from the mainstream media that comes with a presidential campaign? Could he compete with establishment candidates, backed by major Super PAC money? Would his pro-wrestling background and controversial VP hurt his credibility?

If Ventura does decide to run, only time will tell.

A “Jesse The Body” and “Fartman” ticket may sound crazy to middle America. But a crazy shakeup may be exactly what this country needs.

One thing is for sure — 2016 may be shaping up to be one entertaining campaign season.


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Jesse Ventura Likely To Run For Prez With Howard Stern In 2016

Jesse Ventura, the former Governor of Minnesota, is seriously considering running for president in 2016 with Howard Stern as his VP.

Ventura spoke to InfoWar’s Alex Jones about the possibility, making it obvious that he is likely to move forward with a Ventura-Stern ticket.

Jones said, “If this does happen, strap yourselves in. This will be the biggest political shakeup since Ross Perot ran for president in 1992.”

Stern will be asked to join Ventura as his VP on Wednesday, when Ventura appears as a guest on the radio star’s show.

The duo could work perfectly together; Ventura refuses to take money from special interest groups, but Stern’s Sirius XM radio show pulls in around $100 million each year. Naturally, Stern would be a major asset in terms of raising funds.

Stern would also be a media treasure for the campaign, since he could potentially continue his XM show during the presidential run. The FCC has restrictions on candidates broadcasting during campaigns, but these rules do not apply to satellite radio.


Although Stern’s background is in media, he does have some experience with political campaigns. He ran for Governor of New York in 1994 as a libertarian.

A Ventura-Stern ticket would likely be very liberty-friendly. Ventura typically does not fit neatly inside one political party’s box, and has described his views as being “fiscally conservative and socially liberal.”

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In fact, the duo could very well take the official Libertarian Party nomination.

Would you vote for Jesse Ventura in the next presidential election?