She was born in Wilmington DE in 1935 to parents that were BOTH US citizens, even though her father was an Italian immigrant and not born in the US – he was a naturalized citizen. She went to Catholic school most of her K-12 education and then to Rice University and graduated with a Mathematics degree.
So Ted has a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN mother and a LEGAL resident father. He only renounced his Canadian citizenship because of ignorant fools that would try and use it as some lame a$$ed excuse to defame him.
Many US natural born citizens, by law of different nations, have dual citizenship simply because their parents are naturalized citizens and once were citizens of another nation. Canada gives citizenship to ANY child born there REGARDLESS of nationality of parents, it was not that Ted was EVER a Canadian in mind or body, he lived in Houston since he was 4.
And yes, he is Harvard and Princeton educated, so what! Since he made it through two of the toughest and most exclusive, yes even elitist, universities in the WORLD, you want to what – blame him for the liberal nature of these places? say that somehow he is fake or an elitist? OH MY! And his wife is a SUCCESSFUL executive at one of the largest investment firms in the world!! OH NO! She is successful, educated, and wealthy?? CRUCIFY them both!! And he left DC early because he already said he wasn’t voting for her and KNEW the GOP sold out to confirm her, so why stay?
 April 24, 2015 at 12:05am
Oliver, are you serious? Did you even read your own article? It is right there in the last sentence. This poll is about as reliable as spitting in the wind to see if it will rain. + or – 5 points? REALLY?? When you “winning” candidate only gets 13%? The margin of error on this poll is over 35%. That is not just unscientific but completely laughable. I don’t care WHO is in the top spot, this poll is a joke and if Fox News REALLY wanted to make it at least accurate if not scientific would have kept polling people until they reduced the margin of error to less than 10%.
Having a poll that says Romney 48% – Obama 46% the weeks before the 2012 election with a margin of error of 3% is valid even if it was wrong but at least it was VALID.
Please, I know Glenn didn’t get the most experienced or seasoned staff for theBlaze but you guys are more about cutting and pasting other people’s stories then you are actual reporting. Glenn really needs to have y’all practice what he preaches, ACTUAL journalism. This “poll” is RIPE for tearing apart just like he does to other polls on his radio show when this nonsense comes out from the Obama Admin or the MSM about how the American people approve of the Progressive agenda.
If Glenn REALLY believes that the People are waking up, then he should demand his staff REPORT like the People are awake and when something is OBVIOUSLY biased or garbage, SAY SO without fear and site why!!
That is why we say this poll is BS, Oliver!
 April 22, 2015 at 12:31pm
No no no…stop using Communist…all Blazers..PLEASE…they are NOT Communists… they believe in an Oligarchy where the Elite and Privileged must rule over the peons, serfs, and uneducated (deemed by them to mean ANYONE that does not agree with their worldview and opinions on topics).
They already said what they are…they believe in the modern Chinese government of State Capitalism (Socialism – where the government controls who makes what, how much it can be sold for, and takes a large portion of any profits allowed). They more often than not enforce this ideology through Fascist tyrannical methods (Alinsky tactics) where they demonize differing views or use military force/death squad tactics to remove opposition.
Call them what they are…Fascist Socialists… NAZIS!!…We too often confuse the two and that leaves us open to attack from the Progressives (Fabian Socialists) because they can laugh and point and say “we aren’t Communists, we were elected “fairly”. you just are a bunch of racists, bigots, and theocrats”
We HAVE to call them what they are. Don’t let them control the verbiage of the debate.
 April 21, 2015 at 12:52pm
So lets get to this article…
Hmm…again..contrary evidence to the desired result exists and produces an equally VALID conclusion…one that is actually now MORE accepted than the original…so…sorry… LIFE was NOT evident on Earth 3.46 BYA which puts us back to the next round of “microfossils” which come about at roughly 2.0 BYA….
So just get over yourself…this is not a Creationism vs. Theory of Evolution debate..this is about Science being TRUTHFUL and SCIENTIFIC in presenting and verifying data and its conclusions…
this coming from a Theoretical Physicist AND a Catholic! that believe there is NO difference between the creation of the world by GOD in the Bible and what Science tells us. We can’t put a clock on GOD since there was NOTHING, not even TIME before HE decided to make it…
 April 21, 2015 at 12:44pm
obviously you are not a scientist and really know nothing about how science works other than what your handlers at the Daily Kos or HuffPo tell you….
so a crash course…something that has been going on since Galileo..the Father of Modern Science…
We scientists have something called the Scientific Method. It REQUIRES that steps be followed, verified, repeated, verified again, and repeated again before we even CONSIDER what it theorized to be valid. If at any time the verification process fails or the results change, guess what Johnnie boy, WE START OVER. If the process continues to yield inconsistent results, the theory is either changed or completely discarded as being INVALID.
So lets look at Anthropogenic Climate Change – “man made Global Warming” for you Johnny boy…don’t want to hurt your little head too much with big words.
First – the Al Gore “Inconvenient Truth” argument has been proven INVALID on numerous levels, including: selective data recordings, elimination of data contrary to desired results, inability to conclusively proof “causality”, existence of data discrediting desired results, faulty recording and computational procedures, reliability of models that are 50-70 years out of date, ADMITTANCE from the researchers themselves of improprieties in collection of and presentation of data and results simply to protect funding.
Should I go on? OH YEAH..and how about the fact that CO2 is a TRAILING indicator NOT a LEADING indicator of climate change!!
 April 20, 2015 at 8:51pm
No. You are wrong. You can not. Go ahead. Site the book chapter and name and publisher that says so. Which ACCEPT science book says this. Haven’t seen one in 18 years of teaching science or my 18 years of schooling and all my degrees in Science. If you have the chromosomes you have the gender and if the other equipment is there it doesn’t work!!
What u are referring to are genetic ANOMALIES – MUTATIONS that result in illnesses that occur in less than .004% of people. 4 in 100000. That isn’t nature it is a mistake.
 April 20, 2015 at 8:41pm
Nobody. I mean nobody has both sets of working parts. Even a hermaphrodite that might have both really doesn’t because one set doesn’t work or is not fully formed. Which one do they pee out of is the working set. Easy to figure out which is why doctors will inform the parents of which set is working and suggest that the other set be removed as soon as possible just to avoid confusion.
And having an extra X or Y doesn’t change the sex of the individual. It generally relates to some form of malidy or deformity but sometimes is just there but does nothing visually. There are miners of one sex that either produce to much or too little of some hormones which can make them appear like the opposite sex but that can be fixed with medicine. It doesn’t make them gay just because. None of this does.
This gender identity stuff is bull crap. This is just another don’t treat me differently but give me special things garbage.
You have a VJ you are a girl. Gay or straight. You have a wee wee you are a boy. Gay or straight. There is none of this I am in the wrong body BS. Just be gay and get over yourself and your need to seek attention.
Biology doesn’t lie and GOD don’t make mistakes with your gender. You are not a frog that can change sex when nature is out of balance. Humans do not have that ability. Never did. Get over your idiotic motions and just be happy being gay and leave everyone else alone. You idiots.
April 20, 2015 at 5:23pm
Which is why we need to abolish the Dept of Ed and return funding and control of Education to the States with curriculum sets that are defined by the Local School Boards and Districts and citizens. The State should simply define the Standards that are to be taught AT A MINIMUM in order to receive funding based on the National Standards developed by people ACTUALLY in those fields.
Books already have a “reading level” associated with them. Students in English should be able to read an on-level book, explain it coherently verbally and in writing or some form, and RETAIN basic information like plot, themes, characters forever. English should also teach grammar, sentence structure, verb tense, and parts of speech. JUST LIKE we teach in foreign languages in the K-12 grades.
Social Studies-History should focus on the history of this Nation, for GOOD OR BAD, from PRIMARY sources – the writings FROM that time period. A general knowledge of the history of cultures in the major areas of the planet is also good just so students can understand the ideas of Freedom, Liberty, and Property Rights. But it should ALL be from sources that are from the time period or region, not some academic BS artist.
Math and Science..
Well..they are pretty much already in check…why change them…updates occur naturally due to research in the private sector. There just needs to be a general guideline for each grade level… Division in 4th grade..Algebra in 8th..etc….
 April 20, 2015 at 5:14pm
Bill Bennett is for some form of national standards that all schools need to uphold and obtain. Common Core at its base IS a national standard but it falls apart due to the curriculum that they emphasize. Common Core has the ideals behind it that ALL pathways are the same and there is no incorrect process or pathway assuming the child is “progressing” in their learning. This completely falls apart for Math and Science education where there are set processes that lead to conclusions that are accepted FACT and Truth, identified as Laws, Theorems, and Postulates.
Common Core also has a HUGE data collection component that is fixated on Standardized Testing that are uniform and completely devoid of any perceived “bias” or “isms”.
Bill Bennett believes that there should be a set standard that all States and schools need to be held too, a minimum set of requirements that students should be able to obtain in order to graduate high school. That is fine and we had them BEFORE Common Core…there were National Science and Mathematics Standards in place that ALL States either met or in some EXCEEDED. The Political Class, in order to appease their handlers like Gates, Soros, Rev Al and Jesse, decided that since blacks and hispanics performed low on these Standards, the Standards were biased and racist and needed to be replaced. Hence Goal 2000 under Clinton, NCLB under Bush, Race to the Top with Obama and now Common Core. POLITICAL POWER GRABBERS!! Bennett doesn’t see this.
April 20, 2015 at 4:10pm
You are just echoing the policies of Progressive RINO’s…you are still promoting a “managed economic” situation just with your guy in power…this is what gave us Bush who then turned around and “abandoned the free market to save the free market”. So instead of letting the “too big to fail” FAIL and have the economic reset in 2008-2010 maybe…we had all this stimulus garbage situations and Obama making it worse…and now 6 years later we are still in stagnation and keep toying with dipping back into Recession…
You have to stand on principles…if you support a Free Market then you can’t change it just to fight off lower quality or slave labor from foreign sources…maybe American companies just need to streamline, cut costs, cut their profit margins, or promote WHY they are better made products. This isn’t a government down solution thing.. Government IS the problem.
Drop our Corporate tax rate to 18% from 35%, grant a 1 year amnesty on the over $1 Trillion in capital sitting off shore because they don’t want the taxes on it, and reform or completely abolish the EPA, Labor, and Commerce departments and watch our companies INSTANTLY become more competitive AND have prices drop by 10-15% across the board.
Give further tax breaks to companies that want to REOPEN US steel, textile, and lumber mills..Force all US government items and Military items to be built in the USA (National Security issue really) and watch the rest of the world BEG us to do business
 April 20, 2015 at 3:30pm
hmm…so to you and your misguided confused drug laden brain…
going from 44th in private sector job growth in 2010 UP to 33rd and now falling to 38th is a failure…?? seems like things are getting better…maybe not as fast as the “shovel ready” jobs Obama promised and then had to admit NEVER existed but he counted as a success but I will take 6 places UP the scale opposed to IMAGINARY increases ANY day…..
or how about the the State unemployment numbers FALLING to their lowest level since 2008…DOWN to 6.1%
or how about $2 Billion in tax cuts RETURNED to the citizens of Wisconsin??
Anybody that has a brain…which leaves out most Liberal Elitist Academia fools and those that follow them…most Progressive “economists” as well…knows that changes in the economic policies of a State or Nation typically take 2-4 years to produce true changes.
Case in point…
Bill Clinton in 1993 came into office after nearly 10 years of prosperity brought on by the policies of Reagan, continued by GHW Bush until he raised taxes….Bubba raised them even more in 1994 and by 1998 the economy was slowing, we had the Dot Com Bubble explode and tank the market, and by 2000 we were in a Recession…
See..a lag time of about 4 years… and don’t even bother with the “surplus” argument under Clinton because the Fed changed accounting rules to “gin up” the books as they have been doing ever since… typical Fed BS accounting crap..all LIES LIES and Damn LIES
Good point. Reagan;s economic policies took almost 3 years to really get the economy going.
When it did, it went big! In September 1983 over one MILLION jobs were added in a single month. Can you even imagine that today?
 April 16, 2015 at 2:27pm
you guys just had to go there didn’t yah…making my vision all blurry at work…dang it…
My first Cameron (was going to name our first daughter Cameron but wife miscarried and now our son – who they told us was going to be a girl – is named Cameron) was 5 months along when we lost her. Probably lost her months before but that isn’t important to the story.
Wife lost her first pregnancy when she as 17 (not from me, from her bf of the time and 1st husband – drunk druggie abuser that he was- luckily cleaned up after she left him 13 years later), that was her baby Michael.
She lost another from an Ectopic Pregnancy in about the 5-6 month as well, also with the first guy.
WE had to make a hard choice after our first live birth together was born and my wife got pregnant within 3 months of his birth. the doctors feared for my wife’s life if the pregnancy was allowed to continue, she had a really bad Postpartum issue on top of Bipolar/Manic Depression and was suicidal. But that baby will be waiting in Heaven too and the two living we had together will join my wife’s 3 older living children and all 8 of them will be reunited one day.
None of the living 5 children know all the details about the 3 that never made it to term. The older children know of the two she lost with her first but the 2 she and I have together know nothing of those 3 that were lost…
April 15, 2015 at 5:07pm
even in today’s screwed up system..if you look at ACTUAL percentages of income paid in taxes AFTER all deductions and credits and such….
under 24K has a negative tax burden…negative 2-4% which means they get back all they pay in PLUS we PAY them 2-4% of their Gross Income BACK
under 45K has a zero tax burden….means they get back all the pay in
under 120K has a tax burden in the 5-10% range
under 257K..the current max combined family before you have to file the AMT as well…has a mid teens to low 20% tax burden
but even the top bracket people…the top 5% of all income earners in the nation..typically AFTER all deductions and credits and offsets only pay in the low 20% range…22-24% if I remember correctly…
the average of all the Tax Burden quartiles roughly hangs around 15-17% depending on how many people are out of work…this average has held true for Dem or Rino…Conservative or Liberal Congress…doesn’t matter…has been about the same for the last 100 years now…so the evidence for a FLAT TAX at 18% is overwhelming…we can pay ALL our bills we do today…including Entitlements with a FLAT 18% on EVERYONE with now deductions or credits or offsets EXCEPT for the truly POVERTY stricken or FIXED income people…those making under the 24K limit as a single or 40K limit as a family of 3 or more….
 April 15, 2015 at 4:25pm
Mike is a good guy, I think he is just trying not to “offend” anybody in this. I think if he rethinks and looks at what was actually outlined by Marco, either something was miscommunicated or there was an error in the translation… a 35% top bracket that starts at $75k…NUTS….
how about just 4 brackets – 5% if you make under 60K as a family of 3 or more, 15% if you make under 150K as a family or 3 or more, 25% if you make under $400K as a family of 3 or more, and 35% if you make over 400K
How about 10% flat tax and congress figure on changing your spending habits ?
even in today's screwed up system..if you look at ACTUAL percentages of income paid in taxes AFTER all deductions and credits and such....
under 24K has a negative tax burden...negative 2-4% which means they get back all they pay in PLUS we PAY them 2-4% of their Gross Income BACK
under 45K has a zero tax burden....means they get back all the pay in
under 120K has a tax burden in the 5-10% range
under 257K..the current max combined family before you have to file the AMT as well...has a mid teens to low 20% tax burden
but even the top bracket people...the top 5% of all income earners in the nation..typically AFTER all deductions and credits and offsets only pay in the low 20% range...22-24% if I remember correctly...
the average of all the Tax Burden quartiles roughly hangs around 15-17% depending on how many people are out of work...this average has held true for Dem or Rino...Conservative or Liberal Congress...doesn't matter...has been about the same for the last 100 years now...so the evidence for a FLAT TAX at 18% is overwhelming...we can pay ALL our bills we do today...including Entitlements with a FLAT 18% on EVERYONE with now deductions or credits or offsets EXCEPT for the truly POVERTY stricken or FIXED income people...those making under the 24K limit as a single or 40K limit as a family of 3 or more....
April 15, 2015 at 3:25pm
answer to how we get the money without the IRS or the “fair tax” – which is ANYTHING but Fair since fair is subjective and can be manipulated by whoever is in power…hence our CURRENT Progressive Income Tax structure…people “play” with the brackets to make it “more fair” but all it does it make it WORSE…
so..question…before the IRS..how did the USA collect all those fees, fines, tariffs, and taxes? OH YEAH…the Department of the Treasury ACTUALLY did its job..instead of sending agents out to get hookers, get drunk, or crash cars into government buildings..
the only way this works is with a Constitutional Amendment that REPEALS the 16th and replaces it with either a VAT (National Sales Tax) fixed at 18% or a Flat Tax at 18% and REPEALS ALL other personal and corporate tax rates and REMOVES ALL deductions for EVERY income level… no EIC, no Child Tax credit, no Marriage penalty, no Homeowner deduction…. NOTHING EXCEPT an exemption on the first 25K of income as a single or 40K of income as a couple (regardless how many kids you have)
Changing it would take a super majority 2/3 of the Senate. As to collection we have a system already working it called sales tax, federal, state even county. on that we agree but any income tax would give life to the “I”ncome “R”evenue “S”ervice”
Department of the Treasury is no longer the overseer of the Secret Service that would be Homeland Security,
VAT (National Sales Tax) is the Fair Tax, closer to 23~28% depending who you ask excluding unprepared food aka groceries
Basically we agree if you would take time to learn the Fair Tax?
 April 15, 2015 at 2:32pm
If you want to learn THIS crap…then how about you MOVE to China or Russia or Iran. Frankly if you try and teach this garbage to MY children, you had better have a good lawyer because, BY GOD, you will see me suing your ARSE for every DIME of the school districts budget for the next 100 years..
 April 15, 2015 at 2:31pm
How about outside the stream of Education…what does Common Core actually do? Should be NOTHING since it is for Educational Standards right? WRONG!
“These systems will aggregate massive amounts of personal data — health-care histories, income information, religious affiliations, voting status and even blood types and homework completion. The data will be available to a wide variety of public agencies. And despite federal student-privacy protections guaranteed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Obama administration is paving the way for private entities to buy their way into the data boondoggle. Even more alarming, the U.S. Department of Education is encouraging a radical push from aggregate-level data-gathering to invasive individual student-level data collection.”
What about Social Studies? Just the FACTS right? NOPE!
” Lumberton, Texas, school district. As Fox News reporter Todd Starnes noted this week, a 32-year veteran of the high school led a world geography lesson on Islam in which hijab-wrapped students were banned from using the words “suicide bomber” and “terrorist” to describe Muslim mass murderers in favor of the term “freedom fighter.” .. educators in public classrooms.. allowed to instruct Lone Star students to dress in Islamic garb, call the 9/11 jihadists “freedom fighters” and treat the Boston Tea Party participants as “terrorists”
 April 15, 2015 at 2:26pm
And if you wish to say “that is just Math” in your ignorance…
How about this one…
“The Common Core English/language arts criteria call for students to spend only half of their class time studying literature, and only 30 percent of their class time by their junior and senior years in high school.
Under Common Core, classics such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” are of no more academic value than the pages of the Federal Register or the Federal Reserve archives — Audio and video transcripts, along with “alternative literacies” that are more “relevant” to today’s students (pop song lyrics, for example), are on par with Shakespeare.
English professor Mary Grabar describes Common Core training exercises that tell teachers “to read Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address without emotion and without providing any historical context. Common Core reduces all ‘texts’ to one level: the Gettysburg Address to the EPA’s Recommended Levels of Insulation.” Indeed, in my own research, I found one Common Core “exemplar” on teaching the Gettysburg Address that instructs educators to “refrain from giving background context or substantial instructional guidance at the outset.”
 April 15, 2015 at 2:23pm
Here is even more for you…
“Stanford University professor James Milgram, the only mathematician on the validation panel, concluded that the Common Core math scheme would place American students two years behind their peers in other high-achieving countries. In protest, Milgram refused to sign off on the standards. He’s not alone.
Professor Jonathan Goodman of New York University found that the Common Core math standards imposed “significantly lower expectations with respect to algebra and geometry than the published standards of other countries.”
Under Common Core, as the American Principles Project and Pioneer Institute point out, algebra I instruction is pushed to 9th grade, instead of 8th grade, as commonly taught. Division is postponed from 5th to 6th grade. Prime factorization, common denominators, conversions of fractions and decimals, and algebraic manipulation are de-emphasized or eschewed. Traditional Euclidean geometry is replaced with an experimental approach that had not been previously pilot-tested in the U.S.”
 April 15, 2015 at 2:21pm
That was also written by a man ON the Common Core Standards committee
“Dr. James Milgram, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, has extensive experience developing mathematics standards throughout the nation and served on the Validation Committee for the Common Core Standards.”