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  • How the Tea Party Cornered John Boehner on Immigration

    02/07/2014 7:46:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 2/6/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Wednesday morning at a small meeting of conservative House members called the Conservative Opportunity Society, the topic was immigration—specifically, John Boehner. Despite the loud protestations of his rank-and-file, the House Speaker had come back from the the GOP's retreat in Cambridge, Maryland seemingly determined as ever to get amnesty legislation to the floor in 2014. Pollster Scott Rasmussen laid it out in blunt terms. “I can’t think of a stupider thing for the Republicans to do,” Rasmussen told the assembled lawmakers (he thinks the GOP should tackle immigration reform in 2015, after the midterms). Only 24 hours later, the Ohio...
  • Joe Biden Comes to Philadelphia to Sit on Train

    02/07/2014 7:45:41 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    Philly Mag ^ | 02/06/2014 | By Dan McQuade
    Joe Biden is visiting Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station today, and Delaware’s favorite son showed up to sit in Amtrak’s new locomotive. Veep Joe Biden sits in the front of Amtrak's new locomotive at 30th Street Station in Philly. Story upcoming. — Kathy Matheson (@kmatheson) February 6, 2014   Biden is in town to celebrate Amtrak’s Cities Sprinter electric locomotive, which will power trains along the Northeast corridor and from Harrisburg to Philadelphia.
  • Silicon Valley's 'bro culture' locks out many minorities

    02/07/2014 7:39:05 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2014 | Joe Garofoli
    The Silicon Valley touts itself as a meritocracy where people climb the economic ladder based on the power of their ideas. But many people of color can't even find that ladder, let alone climb it. They're not part of the valley's white-male-dominated "bro culture," advocates say, and aren't connected to the social and educational networks where companies recruit talent.
  • Sex, Death and Loathing in Hollywood

    02/07/2014 7:32:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 5, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    Hollywood is glamorous on the screen and in the imaginations of millions. But when reality intrudes on the art, the grime of human ordinariness, with all its needs, desires and compulsions, comes into sharp focus. The shine flees from the tinsel. Two Hollywood stories have rubbed off some of the shine just as Oscar season puts movies front and center in pop culture. Readers and viewers can indulge in the pity of off-screen tragedy as if seeking something socially redeeming. When Philip Seymour Hoffman, an actor known for making sordid characters come alive with sympathy, overdosed on heroin, real life...
  • Jay Leno’s final monologue: “I’m going to have to sign up for ObamaCare”

    02/07/2014 7:31:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    What’s changed in 22 years? Jay Leno took a look back at the years since he first took over hosting duties at the Tonight Show in 1992, and offered a few quips about the differences. Weiner jokes are still just as funny, only now they’re about Anthony Weiner, who Leno skewers almost immediately. Perhaps Leno wanted to look back, because looking forward means trying to deal with his unemployed status — and that means ObamaCare, Leno tells the audience (via CNS News):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Leno provides another bookend by talking about Hugh Grant, whose appearance in 1992...
  • The most painful speech ever [Democrat Tries to be funny, Epic Fail]

    02/07/2014 7:30:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/6/14 | Rachel Bade
    ....It was supposed to be a comedy – an annual ritual where a member of Congress entertains a wonky crowd of journalists, lawmakers, and all variety of political insiders with jokes you wouldn’t mind repeating to your mother. But more people were wincing than laughing.
  • George P. Bush begins statewide bus tour in Pasadena

    02/07/2014 7:29:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/14/14 | Kevin Reece
    “It’s not Air Force One, but it will do,” George P. Bush said with a laugh as he boarded a custom bus for a state-wide tour in his bid to become the next George Bush to put his stamp on Texas politics. Bush, who announced his candidacy for Texas Land Commissioner last March, began his bus tour Tuesday in Pasadena at the South East Harris County Republican Headquarters. -snip- "This is probably the youngest and most exciting Republican candidate the party has seen probably in about 30 years,” said Rice University professor and KHOU Political Analyst Bob Stein. "Not only...
  • Hyper-Stupid Things Said by Jeb Bush

    02/07/2014 7:28:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best listen to your mother, boy... It's time to give-up on the "nostolgia" of the Reagan era: "So our ideas need to be forward looking and relevant.  I felt like there was a lot of nostalgia and the  good old days in the [Republican] messaging.  I mean, it’s great, but it doesn’t draw people toward your cause"  "From the conservative side, it’s time for us to listen first,  to learn a little bit, to upgrade our message a little bit,  to not be nostalgic about the past because,  you know, things do ebb and flow..." "I don't think a...
  • James Carville joins Fox News

    02/07/2014 7:25:33 AM PST · by shove_it · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Feb 2014 | HADAS GOLD
    James Carville, the "ragin' cajun" Democratic strategist, has signed on with Fox News, the network announced Thursday. "James’ successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News," Bill Shine, Fox News's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network." Carville led Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign and spent the last decade as a political commentator for CNN. He and his wife, Mary Matalin, a Republican strategist, ended their relationship with the network last year...
  • Iranian Basij Presents Its Report On Human Rights In The U.S.

    02/07/2014 7:23:06 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    MEMRI ^ | Feburary 7, 2014 | Special Dispatch
    On January 27, 2014, the Iranian paramilitary Basij presented its 2013 report on human rights in the U.S., which was published in Farsi, Arabic, and English.[1] The Basij report details human rights violations by the U.S administration, including execution, torture in prisons, and racial discrimination in the American justice system. The report includes few statistics and sources, relying largely on the websites of organizations such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International that cannot be accessed in Iran; the Iranian regime has in the past referred to these organizations, which have criticized the Basij itself, as "Zionist." According to...
  • Bond Hearing for Theatre Shooting Case LIVE

    02/07/2014 7:21:32 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 161 replies
    My Fox Tampa Bay ^ | February 7, 2014 | My Fox Tampa Bay
    [Live Bond Hearing -- continuation from Wednesday]

    02/07/2014 7:21:14 AM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2014 | ROBERT WILDE
    <p>Newly-minted Mayor of New York City Bill De Blasio is calling for school closures on two Muslim holidays and the Lunar New Year.</p>
  • Obama may illegally further delay Obamacare provision

    02/07/2014 7:17:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Desperate over the impact of Obamacare on voters, the Obama administration is leaking a plan to extend suspension of the requirement for insurance companies to drop "substandard" individual plans until safely after the 2016 elections. The president already unilaterally imposed a one year delay, but now is apparently considering a further delay to postpone the political consequences -- Americans losing the plans he promised they could keep -- until after he is out of office. Tom Murphy of AP reports: The Obama administration is considering an extension of the president's decision to let people keep their individual insurance policies...
  • Family name means a lot in land commissioner race (Another LSM endorsement for George P. Bush)

    02/07/2014 7:17:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/6/14 | Editorial Board
    In case you haven’t heard, George Bush wants to be your next Land Commissioner. No, the former two-term president is not returning to the public sphere. But his nephew, Fort Worth resident George Prescott Bush, is seeking the statewide office soon to be vacated by Jerry Patterson. Bush is one of two Republican primary candidates. Being part of a political dynasty is a double-edged sword. Many will be skeptical of a fourth-generation politician whose name and fortune would be enough to carry him to victory. Fortunately, Bush has talents and experience to recommend him to the position, which serves schools...
  • Illegal Aliens Sent $21.6 BILLION in Cash Back to Mexico in 2013

    02/07/2014 7:16:58 AM PST · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-07-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Fly Away: Illegal aliens taking U.S. jobs sent tens of billions out of the country, draining the U.S. economy.- by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsAdvocates for immigration amnesty keep telling us that illegal aliens contribute massively to the economy. That's true -- for the MEXICAN economy. The fact is that the overwhelming amount of the wages earned by illegal aliens is not spent in this country, but simply sent back home. Mexico received $21.59 billion in remittances from emigrants in 2013, the Bank of Mexico said. Nearly 74 million transactions were registered in 2013, with the average remittance totaling $292,...
  • Wall Street Jumps After Jobs Data Spark Fed Optimism

    02/07/2014 7:15:24 AM PST · by mykroar · 7 replies ^ | 2/7/14 | Adam Samson
    <p>U.S. equity markets zipped higher Friday after a round of weak jobs data inspired hopes the Fed may take more time to boost rates and cut its bond-purchasing program.</p> <p>As of 9:32 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 53.3 points, or 0.35%, to 15675, the S&P 500 gained 8.5 points, or 0.48%, to 1783 and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 28.4 points, or 0.69%, to 4084.</p>
  • What Adopting a Child from Africa Taught Me about America

    02/07/2014 7:14:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2014 | By Jonathan Wakefield
    About a year and a half ago, my wife and I flew to Ethiopia and returned to America with our newly adopted son, Amare -- the only black member of our now family of five. We expected his new brothers and extended family, our friends, church, and neighbors to embrace and love him, and they didn't disappoint us. We did not know what to expect, however, from the general American public. We were optimistic that it would go well, but in our educational sessions about adopting internationally, some focused on the prejudices we would encounter upon our return. We were...

    02/07/2014 7:11:43 AM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), anti-amnesty hawk, said in a Thursday afternoon statement that even if President Barack Obama stopped governing lawlessly, amnesty would still be bad for the country. Sessions’ comments came in response to House Speaker John Boehner’s remarks that amnesty would need to go on hold because of a lack of trust in Obama’s law enforcement capabilities. “The Administration's aggressive defiance of congressionally enacted law is a profound obstacle in the way of any proposed immigration changes,” Sessions said.  Moreover, the Administration's actions undermine the constitutional system that provides all residents with a hopeful future. I warned about...
  • Targeting the IRS: It's time for the game to start tracking the hunters

    02/07/2014 7:11:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2014 | By Jonathon Moseley
    What should conservatives do next about the Orwellian intimidation of political opponents using the IRS? Here is a partial action plan. Lawyers for targeted tea party groups are hurling marshmallows at one of the most shocking abuses of power in our nation's entire history. Conservative groups and their lawyers are only stating the obvious in bland, vanilla talking points. What we are missing with many Obama scandals is a Larry Klayman, the former head of Judicial Watch. How is it that other lawyers have learned nothing from Klayman's example of prying stunning revelation after revelation out of the Clinton Administration?...
  • ‘Her heart will go on’: Wendy Davis’ campaign logo looks hilariously familiar

    02/07/2014 7:10:30 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2-7-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    February 7, 2014 ‘Her heart will go on’: Wendy Davis’ campaign logo looks hilariously familiar Twitchy Staff We thought the logo for Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial campaign in Texas looked familiar, and somebody was able to pin it down:
  • Two Dismal Months in a Row: Just 113,000 Jobs Added in January (Not much better than December.)

    02/07/2014 7:08:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/07/2014 | By Patrick Brennan
    After a very weak jobs report in December, the U.S. labor market didn’t do much better in January: It added just 113,000 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, noticeably less than the 170–180,000 forecast. These numbers can be highly volatile and often get revised, but December’s extremely poor showing (74,000 jobs) was barely updated (does 75,000 jobs make you feel better?). At the time, it was attributed to the weather, which can especially impact construction employment, and there seems to have been some case for that, because construction employment did rebound this month by 48,000 jobs. But even taking that...
  • New CBO Numbers Show a Remarkably Simple Path to a Balanced Budget

    02/07/2014 7:06:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 7, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    A just-released report from the bean counters at the Congressional Budget Office is getting lots of attention because the bureaucrats are now admitting that Obamacare will impose much more damage to the economy than they previously predicted. Of course, many people knew from the start that Obamacare would be a disasterand that it would make the healthcare system even more dysfunctional, so CBO is way behind the curve. Moreover, CBO’s deeply flawed estimates back in 2009 and 2010 helped grease the skids for passage of the President’s failed law, so I hardly think they deserve any applause for now producing...
  • Freedom for the Job-Locked: Democrats' desperate defense of Obamacare-induced unemployment

    02/07/2014 7:06:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/06/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s only February, but it’s already my favorite word — or phrase, I guess — of the year. (Who knows, by December it may be shortened to “joblock.”) It’s not euphonious or edgy, but it does offer insight into the unreality of the Democrats’ predicament. The Congressional Budget Office issued a politically explosive report this week, finding that Obamacare will reduce the number of hours Americans work by the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time jobs. This is different from killing 2.5 million jobs, Obamacare defenders are quick to insist. This will be a shortfall on the demand, not supply, side....
  • 2016 election: Joe Biden can’t think of reason not to run

    02/07/2014 7:03:43 AM PST · by shove_it · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 7 Feb 2014 | NATALIE VILLACORTA
    Vice President Joe Biden can’t think of a good reason why he shouldn’t run for president. “There’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,” he said in an interview that aired on CNN’s “New Day” on Friday. Biden can't think of reason not to run Axelrod: Scandal led to CPAC invite Kerry gives Caps an Olympic sendoff Obama tapes Leno last show video He will make his final decision in summer 2015 based on whether he is the “best qualified” person to focus on two things: “giving ordinary people a fighting change to make it”...
  • State of Jefferson Meeting (NorCal FReeper alert)

    02/07/2014 7:02:49 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 21 replies
    This will be a strictly informational meeting for those in Northern California who are tired of being ignored by our elected leaders. If you can't make it, please inform a friend or family member who lives in the area who might be interested.Live Oak is conveniently located 45 minutes north of Sacramento, 45 minutes south of Chico, 45 minutes east of Vacaville, 45 minutes west of Auburn (Not to scale. All times approximate).
  • On Being a Xenophobe and a Bigot

    02/07/2014 6:54:59 AM PST · by rktman
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/7/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Multiculturalism failed miserably in Europe, but the diversity crowd in America forgets to mention that important fact. Humans are creatures of habit and do not like to uproot – unless of course, you are an American with a sense of adventure and pioneer blood coursing through your veins. With its vast lands, lakes, rivers, prairies, and mountains, mobility in America by any means is not a problem. Ask the die-hard pioneers who braved snow, rain, mud, droughts, deserts, mountains, wild animals, and predatory outlaws to find their magical piece of land where they could settle and raise a family.
  • ObamaCare: Less Work is Good (with Groucho Marx)

    02/07/2014 6:52:36 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/7/14 | Granny Jan
    Spoofing the already absurd.
  • Only On 9: Family Outraged Over Suspension Of Westlake High Senior Class President

    02/07/2014 6:49:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies ^ | February 6, 2014 11:32 PM | Rachel Kim
    WESTLAKE ( — The family of a high school senior suspended from Westlake High School is angry and talking Only to KCAL9 about their ordeal. Dominic Conti, 17, was suspended from school for five days following an incident at a football game last October 11. He reportedly confronted — and got into an altercation — with a football player he accused of sexually harassing his 15-year-old sister, a freshman at the school. Conti, until his suspension, was also the school’s senior class president. That position was taken away after his suspension. KCAL9′s Rachel Kim spoke to Conti, his sister and...
  • The New Workers' Party

    02/07/2014 6:45:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 7, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The Obama administration's response to the Congressional Budget Office's prediction that Obamacare will cause 2.5 million fewer Americans to work in the coming years is an opportunity for Republicans to seize the moral high ground on the issue of work. Rather than dispute the CBO's analysis -- which would have been awkward, as the White House has touted CBO's predictions in the past -- the administration is spinning the jobs loss as a kind of liberation. No longer tied down to the pesky need to earn a salary, some Americans will be able to follow their bliss. The is part...
  • Life After Tenure

    02/07/2014 6:43:52 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 6, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One of the few tenured professors to get laid off found that there is life after academia, and a more productive one at that. “Three years ago I joined an elite crowd: the tiny number of tenured faculty members terminated or ‘asked to leave’ their jobs,” Jim Garman wrote in The Chronicle Review. “Statistics describing this group are hard to find.” “A 2005 Wall Street Journal article estimated that only 50 to 75 tenured professors out of 280,000 are fired each year.” Gorman now runs an organic farm, and he interestingly contrasts academic work with, for want of a better...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Speaks Out Against George Zimmerman and DMX Boxing Match

    02/07/2014 6:38:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    ...celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman says he got Zimmerman to agree to engage in a celebrity boxing match for charity. However Sharpton, the civil rights activist and leader of the National Action Network, is warning people against being quick to label Zimmerman a celebrity. "We must be very careful not to glorify or in any way sidestep the implications of making someone whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man named Trayvon Martin into a cultural celebrity or hero," Sharpton told CNN. "It is perfectly legal for him to exploit his fame but we should never forget...
  • Arizona Senate Takes Up Nullification of Federal Gun Laws

    02/07/2014 6:37:21 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 2/7/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Arizona state senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City) has been joined by various co-sponsors in putting forth the the Second Amendment Preservation Act: an act that considers any federal laws "invalid and void" in Arizona if said laws infringe on the Second Amendment.
  • Intruder scared away by Big Mouth Billy Bass

    02/07/2014 6:36:48 AM PST · by bgill · 7 replies
    StarTribune ^ | Feb. 4, 2014 | Pam Louwagie
    The crime scene of a break-in at a Rochester's Hooked on Fishing shop showed evidence that a burglar got scared off by a motion-activated, singing bass, authorities said.
  • Like A Broken Record, Union Complains About 'Insufficient Funds'

    02/07/2014 6:35:54 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/6/2014 | Tom Gantert
    How much money does it cost to educate a student? According to the Michigan Education Association, the answer is always the same: "more." Despite the facts, the union claims that Michigan's schools are in dire straits due to a lack of adequate funding. But records show that the MEA and allied groups have been making these same claims for years — during good times and bad, and under Republican and Democratic governors. In spite of its one-state recession throughout most of the 2001-2010 decade, Michigan still ranks 23rd among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in per-pupil spending,...

    02/07/2014 6:32:21 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 15 replies
    My friends-this is our BIG chance. It starts with taking out Cornyn March 4. That will be a tough one. If we (Tea Party) can take him out the winning speech should say: "McConnell you're next!" That will be 2 months later in May. On May 20 the winner can blurt out "Cochran You're next!" That will be June 3. The biggie will be 1 week later when we take out the big fish in S.C. We can cap it all off when Tennessee takes its' turn on Aug. 7. This is how you build momentum. As the momentum builds...
  • "Insensitive" menu causes problems for Calif high school black history month event

    02/07/2014 6:31:27 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 37 replies ^ | 2/7/14 | unknown
    CONCORD, Calif. — A student effort to come up with a special menu for Black History Month backfired at a Northern California high school. Interim President Sister Ann Bernard of Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif., said students who were members of the Black Student Union club at neighboring De La Salle High School planned a special lunch to celebrate the month. The menu included fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon. "They thought this was a very clever way, in their own way, of celebrating Black History Month. It was as simple, and naive as that," Sister Bernard explained. On...
  • Sad Colonel, the Dog-of-War Captured by Taliban

    02/07/2014 6:30:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Feb 6, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    Newsmax Sad Colonel, the Dog-of-War Captured by Taliban Thursday, February 6, 2014 By: Cathy Burke A video featuring a forlorn war-equipped dog, captured by the Taliban, is provoking uproar online. In the footage, gunmen show off weapons while the subdued dog, wearing a vest with a GPS device, small camera and other equipment is being held by a chain, the Telegraph reported. The capture of the dog, identified as a Belgian Malinois named Colonel, is believed to be the first by the Taliban of a military working dog. The video was put up on the website of Islamic Emirate of...
  • Pa. vendor confirms link to Target data probe

    02/07/2014 6:28:09 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | AP
    A western Pennsylvania heating and refrigeration contractor said it was the victim of a "sophisticated cyberattack operation" that is being investigated by the Secret Service and possibly linked to the data breach that enabled hackers to access millions of credit card numbers belonging to Target store customers. Fazio Mechanical Services Inc., of Sharpsburg, issued the statement after Internet security bloggers identified it as the third-party vendor through which hackers accessed Target's customer information. Target had previously told reporters the store believed hackers accessed 40 million of its customers' card numbers through a vendor's system.
  • Obama's Work Trap

    02/07/2014 6:26:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | February 7, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    So let me get this right. Team Obama taxes millionaires who create jobs, while Obamacare creates incentives not to work at those jobs. No wonder recovery is so anemic. The policy here is to create fewer jobs and induce people to work less at those jobs. If my logic is correct, this runs counter to the most basic principles of our economy and our country. I thought the American Idea (see Jack Kemp and Paul Ryan) had at least something to do with the virtues of work, family and opportunity. But what I see from the Obama administration are policies...
  • About Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

    02/07/2014 6:23:47 AM PST · by CynicalBear · 38 replies ^ | 2-3-14 | Gene Lawley
    The Apostle Paul’s directive to his son in the faith, Timothy, in 2 Timothy 2:15 carries tremendous importance and impact for any who would embark on a serious study of the Holy Bible. He exhorts Timothy: “Study to show yourself approved of God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of God.” Let’s let that sink in, firmly. Approval of God is at stake here, he indicates, and personal shame is a consequence if one does not rightly divide the word of God. The directive to “rightly divide the word” tells us that there...
  • Poll: Colorado looks shaky for Dems ahead of midterms

    02/07/2014 6:22:06 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 2/6/14 | Greg Campbell
    The swing state Colorado is very much in play in the 2014 elections, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. Coloradans are quite chilly toward President Barack Obama, with 59 percent of those polled disapproving of his job, “close to his worst approval rating in any Quinnipiac University state or national poll since he was elected,” according to the press release. In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Mark Udall remains barely ahead of a crowded field of Republicans vying for the nomination. He’s two points up on both state Sen. Randy Baumgardner and state Rep. Amy Stephens (each at 43-41)...
  • Colorado Concealed Carry Renewal Reform

    02/07/2014 6:22:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A small but significant reform has made it out of committee in Colorado.  In many states, in order to pass  "shall issue" concealed carry permit laws, irrational restrictions were included in the law to obtain the votes necessary.   Colorado was one of these states.   In Colorado, once you had obtained a permit to carry a gun under your coat or in a pocket, you could only renew your permit in the county where you originally applied for the permit.  If you changed your residence from Moffat county in the northwest, to Baca county in the southeast, you would have...
  • Duke University: 44% of U.S. firms consider cutting health care to current workers

    02/07/2014 6:20:44 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 5, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Adding to a devastating CBO report of how Obamacare could damage the economy, a Duke University survey of top companies found that 44 percent are considering reducing health benefits to current employees due to Obamacare, confirming the fears of millions of American workers. In its December survey of chief financial officers around the country, Duke also found that nearly half are “reluctant to hire full-time employers because of the Affordable Care Act.” And 40 percent are considering shifting to part-time workers and others will hire fewer workers of fire some to avoid the costs of the program. What’s more, they...
  • Monterey County Sheriff's Office limits immigration holds

    02/07/2014 6:20:01 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 02/06/2014 | JULIA REYNOLDS
    Policy called progressive adoption of Trust Act Monterey County sheriff's deputies will no longer help federal officials conduct immigration sweeps under a new policy taking effect this month. Deputies will, however, be able to assist U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on request during emergencies, officer-safety situations and criminal investigations, according to an order signed by Sheriff Scott Miller and effective Jan. 31. The new rules represent a dramatic shift in local policies. Living in the United States without proper immigration papers is a civil violation and not a crime.
  • Recalled rice sickens 50 Houston area students (TX)

    02/07/2014 6:18:56 AM PST · by bgill · 21 replies ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | Drew Karedes
    A total of 50 students at Wolman, Morton Ranch and Kilpatrick Elementary schools had an allergic reaction to something in the Uncle Ben’s Mexican infused rice, according to Katy ISD. Their symptoms included shortness of breath, an itchy rash and a warm sensation without fever. About 50 students got sick, according to Katy ISD, and a few were sent home.
  • Paul: Candidates should return 'predatory' Bill Clinton's donations

    02/07/2014 6:18:17 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 2/7/14 | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) escalated his criticism of Bill Clinton, saying any candidate who has accepted money from the former president should return it. Paul said Democratic candidates who accept money from Clinton have some “explaining to do” when it comes to women’s rights. Paul has become increasingly critical of Clinton’s past affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, numerously calling it “predatory behavior.” “They can’t have it both ways,” Paul said on C-Span’s “Newsmakers” set to air Sunday, according to The Washington Times. “And so I really think that anybody who wants to take money from Bill Clinton or...
  • Joe Biden: Infrastructure, Not Personal Freedom, is Behind America’s Economic Dominance

    02/07/2014 6:17:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/6/14
    ...Biden also had this to say on the subject of why America has the world’s largest economy. “No, I’m not joking!” he added. “Why did we lead the world economically for so long? We had the most modern infrastructure in the world.” Biden implies that we no longer lead the world economically, which isn’t true. It’s not even close to true. The US economy is still the world’s largest by far, nearly double the size of China’s economy and more than three times third-place Japan’s. Several US states, including California, Texas and New York, would rank above most national economies...
  • NRCC making fraudulent donation sites? (VANITY, sort of)

    02/07/2014 6:15:42 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel
    What is this about? New to me. Any more insight on it? PAW (which I despise) posts this without any explanation.
  • Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 'to Hail Stalin Era Industrial Revolution'

    02/07/2014 6:13:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 7, 2014 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    Locals who have had a sneak peek at the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony claim there is a separate section to celebrate Russia's industrial revolution during Joseph Stalin's era, which cost millions of lives. Although the exact details of the ceremony have been kept under wraps, some likely features are emerging, and it appears Russia will ape the homage to industrial history which underpinned the opening of London 2012. The opening ceremony is being orchestrated by Russia's high-profile director at the country's Channel One Konstantin Ernst and millions of dollars are being splurged on the event. However, despite the glamour...
  • The Veiled Doctrine of the Pre-Trib Rapture

    02/07/2014 6:11:36 AM PST · by CynicalBear · 124 replies ^ | 2-3-14 | Dan Payne
    As a thief veils his presence from those he wishes to steal from, so the Lord has veiled the doctrine of the Pre-Tribulation coming for His church. That may be construed by some as a loaded statement, for sure. Of course, those who have put forth great effort in the study of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture doctrine may dispute its veiling. Indeed, for those who search out truth through the effort of study, and humble reliance upon the Holy Spirit, truth is unveiled. It is of no mystery to the children of God that He requires us to study His Word....