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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: