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  • Cruz Compares Actual Abuse by IRS in Targeting Obama’s Political Opposition to Nixon’s ...

    07/30/2015 11:25:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Cruz Compares Actual Abuse by IRS in Targeting Obama’s Political Opposition to Nixon’s Attempted Abuse of IRS At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the IRS scandal today, Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas), in his capacity as chairman of the relevant subcommittee, gave a hard-hitting opening statement, comparing the revenue agency’s actual abuses of political opponents during the Obama presidency to Richard Nixon’s unsuccessful attempt to use the agency to target political adversaries. The video is here; the transcript follows: We are here today convening this hearing for two unfortunate reasons. The main reason we are here is because we...
  • Athletes at Rio Olympics to compete in 'basically raw sewage', study reveals

    07/30/2015 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Associated Press
    RIO de Janeiro--Athletes in next year’s Summer Olympics will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues – results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. It is the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic...
  • Can Mark Levin’s New Book, ‘Plunder and Deceit,’ Rescue America’s Youth?

    07/30/2015 11:23:37 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien
    PJ Media ^ | 07-29-2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Mark Levin’s new book will no doubt be a bestseller, just like his previous offerings. But his latest work should be required reading for every recent college or high school grad just starting to make his way in the world, as well as every American voter. Levin explains in elegant, but easy to understand terms just how Washington and the elites who infest the nation’s capital are stealing our future. Woven into his narrative are both his original analysis of the corruption of our modern state and thoughts on liberty and freedom from great statesmen like James Madison and Edmund...
  • How Did Armies Keep Archers Supplied With Arrows While Fighting?

    07/30/2015 11:19:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Stephen Tempest
    During the Hundred Years' War, England had a centralized, state-controlled organization for manufacturing arrows in bulk. These were then issued as required to the soldiers on campaign. In June 1413, for example, Henry V appointed Nicholas Mynot to be “keeper of the king's arrows,” based in the Tower of London. Mynot was responsible for making arrows, but the royal fletchers alone could not supply the total need, so additional orders were placed with outside suppliers. In August 1413, for example, London-based fletcher Stephen Seler was paid for 12,000 arrows. We have some total figures available. In 1418, Henry V's government...
  • Jose Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

    07/30/2015 11:18:15 AM PDT · by Phlap · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/30/2015
    Former MLB star Jose Canseco says he will show his support for Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic decathalon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, by living as a woman for one week. “I can't say exactly how it's going to be done yet," the slugger told the New York Daily News. "It will be done for about a week — it will be on my Internet show called, ‘Spend a Day With Jose.'"
  • Ted Cruz beats up on IRS, Obama White House, comparing it to Watergate

    07/30/2015 11:16:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Colby Itkowitz
    Running for president while simultaneously serving in the Senate has its shortfalls. You have to go on the record taking tough votes. You have a day job, which pulls you away from the campaign trail. But there’s also the perks not afforded to the other candidates. Namely, you can lob red meat at your base in the name of your official job. Exhibit A: Sen. Ted Cruz’s hearing Wednesday afternoon. He sat in the chairman’s seat, gavel in hand, to proceed over the Congress’ umpteenth hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status....
  • Sen. Cruz Presses IRS Commissioner on Illegal Targeting of Conservatives

    07/30/2015 11:08:21 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 30, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — While chairing a Judiciary Subcommittee hearing yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen and delivered a powerful statement on the IRS’ illegal targeting of conservative groups. Fox News: Cruz on Lost IRS Emails: ‘Nixon’s Ghost Must Have Been Smiling’…Ted Cruz grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and assailed the agency he leads at a heated hearing Wednesday where he likened claims that emails from controversial ex-official Lois Lerner were lost to a Richard Nixon cover-up. View video coverage of the hearing here.  Washington Post: Ted Cruz Beats Up on IRS, Obama White House, Comparing It to...
  • LAUDATO SI' -- Enironmental Encyclical - COMMENTARY FOR PARISH USE - Mrs. Don-o - [CATHOLIC CAUCUS]

    07/30/2015 11:08:14 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    My own fevered brain | July 30, 2015 | Mrs Don-o
    LAUDATO SI’ A letter from Pope Francis on the Care of our Common Home “Praise be to You” (“Laudato Si”) – Pope Francis’ environmental letter --- is a different kind of encyclical, and invites a different kind of response from most of its predecessors. In this essay I hope to put the spotlight on the ways this encyclical is unprecedented, and also selectively highlight its positive contributions to Catholic Social Thought. Historically, encyclicals were any official teaching letters concerning Catholic doctrine on faith and morals. They were sometimes addressed to bishops in a particular area, or sometimes to the bishops...
  • Teammate Reveals Something BIG About Tim Tebow’s Future That Will ‘Shock A Lot Of People’

    07/30/2015 10:59:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.westernjournalism.com ^ | July 30, 2015 at 9:06am | Norvell Rose
    Fighting hard to resurrect his NFL career, the Christian quarterback... Without explanation or elaboration, a sports writer for the CBS affiliate in the City of Brotherly Love called Tim Tebow “the most polarizing Philadelphia Eagle” in an article that goes on to share the surprising opinion of one of Tebow’s teammates who claims the quarterback’s play will “shock a lot of people.” Of course, one can imagine what writer Andrew Porter may have had in mind when offering that “most polarizing comment” about Tebow — the NFL player’s proudly promoted Christianity as well as the trepidation of a lot of...
  • Jindal: Hold Sanctuary City Mayors Accountable for Illegal Aliens' Crimes

    07/30/2015 10:53:13 AM PDT · by wildwoodla · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Presidential contender Gov. Bobby Jindal is announcing a proposal that would hold sanctuary city mayors and other officials accountable for the crimes of illegal immigrants.
  • Why are more millennials living at home today than at the height of the recession?

    07/30/2015 10:51:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    nola.com ^ | Emily Lane
    Even though there's about 3 million more Americans in the 18-34-age bracket today than there was in pre-recession 2007, there are fewer millennials living independently in 2015. About 42.2 million young adults ran their own households in 2015, down from 42.7 million in 2007. "This may have important consequences for the nation's housing market recovery, as the growing young adult population has not fueled demand for housing units and the furnishings, telecom and cable installations and other ancillary purchases that accompany newly formed households," the report notes.
  • Ohio State ranked No. 1 in Amway Preseason Coaches Poll

    07/30/2015 10:50:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    SI ^ | July 30, 2015 | Staff
    Defending national champion Ohio State is ranked No. 1 in the college football Amway Preseason Coaches Poll released Thursday. The Buckeyes received 62 of 64 first-place votes in the poll and will begin their title defense on Sept. 7 at Virginia Tech.
  • Citing IRS targeting, Cruz compares Obama to Nixon

    07/30/2015 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/15 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accused the IRS on Wednesday of purposefully targeting conservative groups for political reasons, and failing years later to have cleaned up the problem. But Cruz, who’s running for president in 2016, made sure that a comparison of two White House occupants — President Obama and Richard Nixon — were part of his case as well. Cruz, who’s made abolishing the IRS a part of his presidential pitch, noted that Nixon had tried to use the agency to target his political opponents some four decades ago. The difference during Obama’s tenure, Cruz suggested, is that the IRS...
  • Courts hand down another pro-gun victory in ‘Docs vs Glocks’ case

    07/30/2015 10:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Chris Eger
    A federal court Tuesday rejected a request for rehearing over Florida’s law prohibiting health care workers from asking about their patient’s firearms, lifting a long-standing injunction. A Miami U.S. District Court in what became known popularly as the “Docs vs. Glocks” case blocked the Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott (R) after passage by the state legislature in 2011. This sent the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, which last July handed down a 2-1 ruling reversing the lower court after finding, “the Act is a valid regulation...
  • Auschwitz commandant outraged over Mengele video

    07/30/2015 10:41:04 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 7/29/2015 | Komissar al-Blogunov
    Auschwitz commandant outraged over Mengele video Rudolph Hoess, family man and commandant of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, has been desperately trying to restore the camp's reputation after some damaging remarks by one of its doctors, Joseph Mengele, were caught on tape and posted online. Dr. Mengele, who oversees medical services at the camp, was recorded casually speaking of a girl who was suffering complications as a result of HitlerCare. The girl, Eva Mozes Kor, complained of fever, trembling, and swollen limbs that resulted from a series of five free government-funded injections. Mengele is seen on the tape laughing off the...
  • NY Governor Decrees Higher Minimum Wage [semi-satire]

    07/30/2015 10:41:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Professing to be “fed up” with the state legislature’s failure to enact a minimum wage he deems high enough, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has decreed a $15 per hour minimum wage for the fast food industry in his state. “I gave the legislature the opportunity to do the right thing, but their refusal to pass the $15 per hour wage has forced me to seize the initiative,” Cuomo said. “The voters of this state elected me to get things done. One way or another, that’s what I’m going to do. If the legislature thinks I’m treading on their turf they...
  • Congress Set to Examine Revenge Porn

    07/30/2015 10:34:53 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 21 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Steven Nelson
    A bill that would make the nonconsensual distribution of intimate photos a federal crime finally is ready for introduction. The legislation seeks to ban “revenge porn,” which an increasing number of states punish with criminal penalties, but against which there’s no federal law, complicating efforts to remove the often humiliating content and penalize distributors. Revenge porn generally is posted online by jilted lovers or hackers. In many cases, victims share the material with someone they trust, then rue the decision when it appears online without their permission, sometimes accompanied by their name, workplace and contact information. The effort to criminalize...
  • New evidence emerges on Jimmy Hoffa's fate

    07/30/2015 10:34:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 30, 2015 | John Marzulli
    His disappearance 40 years ago is one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in U.S. history, and now new evidence has emerged about Jimmy Hoffa’s possible fate. A mobster who was believed to be involved in the labor boss’s disappearance suggested before he died last year that the feds were on the right track when they searched a New Jersey dump for Hoffa’s remains, a bombshell report says. Investigative reporter Dan Moldea confirmed that the FBI searched the dump in 1975, looking for a 55-gallon drum they believed the Teamsters boss had been entombed in.
  • ISIS leader sanctioned a woman to be beheaded as a WEDDING PRESENT for sadistic female Sharia judge

    07/30/2015 10:33:58 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:56 GMT, 27 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 27 July 2015 | By Nick Fagge In Southern Turkey
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi personally sanctioned a woman to be beheaded as a wedding present for a sadistic female 'judge' in the terror group's feared religious police, MailOnline can reveal. The notoriously cruel woman asked to kill an unbelieving 'infidel' in return for taking a new husband following the death of her mujahedeen husband in a battle. But al-Baghdadi insisted she could only take the life of another woman in line with the group's strict segregation of affairs between men and women. He ruled she could cut off the head of another female ISIS judge who had been accused...
  • 'Golden jackals' of East Africa are actually 'golden wolves'

    07/30/2015 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 2 replies
    phys.org ^ | 07-30-2015 | Provided by: Cell Press
    A golden jackal (Canis anthus) from Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Based on genomic results, the researchers suggest this animal be referred to as the African golden wolf, which is distinct from the Eurasian golden jackal (Canis aureus). Credit: D. Gordon E. Robertson ======================================================================================================================= Despite their remarkably similar appearance, the "golden jackals" of East Africa and Eurasia are actually two entirely different species. The discovery, based on DNA evidence and reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 30, increases the overall biodiversity of the Canidae—the group including dogs, wolves, foxes, and jackals—from 35 living species to 36. "This...
  • Parents are shot dead and their daughter is wounded by broken-down motorist they helped

    07/30/2015 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2015
    A man who was stopped along a road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation gunned down a family who tried to help him Wednesday, killing the couple and wounding their daughter. Tana Shane, 50, and her husband Jason, 52, who have seven children, were killed, and daughter, Jora, 24, was shot in the head and back, after they assisted 18-year-old suspect Jesus Deniz Mendoza in Pyror, Montana. Jorah survived and managed to run to a local school to get help before returning to the scene. She was then taken to hospital and is said to be 'incoherent'. Mrs Shane drove past...
  • Cruz Slams Romney, Bush Over Iran: GOP Too ‘Scared’ To Speak Truth

    07/30/2015 10:29:38 AM PDT · by VinL · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz , appearing on Chad Hasty’s radio program...hammered Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush over their weakness when it comes to standing up to Iran. “First of all let me say that this Iranian nuclear deal is catastrophic,” Cruz said (snip) From there, Cruz specifically pointed out the flaws in Romney and Bush’s comments. “It’s interesting in the past couple of weeks we’ve seen both Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush—both of them—talking about ‘now take it easy guys, you don’t really need to oppose this Iranian nuclear deal quite so forcefully,” Cruz said. (snip) "When you send billions of...
  • The real reason why Obama is pushing a bad deal with Iran

    07/30/2015 10:27:50 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2015 | Newsmachete
    The sad fact is that Obama doesn't mind if Iran gets nuclear weapons. He feels that America and the West are being imperialist and neocolonial again by trying to tell other countries who can and can't develop nuclear weapons. Obama probably believes that by having nuclear weapons, Iran won't be pushed around by the West in the future. Perhaps he even views nukes as a form of "reparations" for all the years of bad treatment he believes Iran has suffered at the hands of the West. In that light, Obama's behavior makes perfect sense. He certainly would not take military...
  • Two months of Hillary emails just before Benghazi are missing

    07/30/2015 10:27:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-30-15 | DrJohn
      In the series House of Cards, Claire Underwood is a highly ambitious, ruthless woman who will lie, cheat and steal to get what she wants and crush anyone in her way. People die around the Underwoods. She reminds one of another woman currently in the news. A federal judge has exploded over the endless delaying of the Obama regime's releasing of Hillary Clinton's emails: An irritated federal judge Thursday put the Hillary Clinton email scandal into stark terms, grilling the State Department on a pattern of delayed document releases that has turned a possible bureaucratic logjam into a major problem...
  • New Planned Parenthood video: 'It's another boy!'

    07/30/2015 10:26:54 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 24 replies
    WND ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    An official for Planned Parenthood of the Rockies opened the door a little wider to the business of abortion – and the sale of the body parts of unborn babies – when on Thursday a new video was released by the the Center for Medical Progress that details how “providers” need a little more training to make sure the “specimens” are “intact.” In the video, Ginde and other Planned Parenthood employees describe the “specimens” on the table before them. “It’s a baby,” Ginde tells the undercover agents, as another employee points out what used to be limbs. “And another boy!”...
  • Could labor be getting ready to bail on Hillary in favor of Bernie Sanders?

    07/30/2015 10:26:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m still not at the point where I’m willing to raise the possibility of Hillary losing the nomination to some number greater than 0% but there are some interesting smoke signals coming up on the horizon lately which might have me questioning the collective wisdom on the subject. Bernie Sanders is in Maryland this week attending the AFL-CIO’s executive council meeting and making his pitch for why he’s a better candidate to support big labor than Hillary. (Clinton will be there after him.) Obviously he would like to have the support of the unions because, let’s face it, no...
  • 'How the Yardbirds revolutionized rock live on the BBC'

    07/30/2015 10:25:43 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 29 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 24th July 2015 | Colin Fleming
    'If you wish to launch a humdinger of an argument – and one you might win – sidle up to just about any 1960s rock fan and offer the opinion that it was not the Beatles, the Stones, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, the Velvet Underground or the Byrds who were the key sonic inventors of the decade. Nope: wasn't any of those collectives of aural innovation who did quite what the Yardbirds did in terms of overhauling sound, never mind that they couldn't keep a steady lineup and were pretty much unclassifiable, save as the dudes who influenced everybody else and...
  • Trump CNN Interview: Deport illegals, but expedite the return of “the good ones” for legal status

    07/30/2015 10:24:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Is that a change from a hard-line immigration position, or an endorsement of it? The deport-then-immigrate position has long been the hard-line position on immigration on the Right, although it does have one twist that’s outside the orthodoxy. Donald Trump explained this to CNN’s Dana Bash in an exclusive interview last night, along with his thoughts on health care, which are decidedly less hard-line:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Trump said Wednesday in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash that as president he would deport all undocumented immigrants and then allow the “good ones” to reenter the country through...
  • Jeb: Humans contribute to climate change

    07/30/2015 10:24:24 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Timothy Cama
    GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says human activity is contributing to climate change and the country has an obligation to work to stop it. “I think it’s appropriate to recognize this and invest in the proper research to find solutions over the long haul but not be alarmists about it,” Bush said in an interview published Thursday with Bloomberg BNA. “We should not say the end is near, not deindustrialize the country, not create barriers for higher growth, not just totally obliterate family budgets, which some on the left advocate by saying we should raise the price of energy so...
  • Researchers resurrect ancient viruses in hopes of improving gene therapy

    07/30/2015 10:20:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | Provided by: Cell Press
    Researchers have recreated the evolutionary lineage of adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) to reconstruct an ancient viral particle that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies targeting the liver, muscle, and retina. This approach, published July 30 in Cell Reports, could be used to design a new class of genetic drugs that are safer and more potent than those currently available. "Our novel methodology allows us to understand better the intricate structure of viruses and how different properties arose throughout evolution," says senior study author Luk H. Vandenberghe of Harvard Medical School. "We believe our findings will teach us how complex biological...
  • Rolling Stone Managing Editor Steps Down in Wake of Botched Rape Story

    07/30/2015 10:11:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 29, 2015 | Margaret Hartmann
    Four months ago, an independent review by the Columbia Journalism School concluded that Rolling Stone's November 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was "a journalistic failure that was avoidable." The magazine retracted the story and apologized, but publisher Jann Wenner said no one involved in the story's publication would be fired. Managing editor Will Dana told the New York Times that he felt the review was punishment enough, and no one deserved to lose their job because the article "was not the result of patterns in the work of these people." Now it appears...
  • Tennessee man faces gun charges after asking to see White House

    07/30/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | By Peter Hermann
    A man from the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee was arrested this week after police said he drove into the District with a pickup full of weapons and a propane tank, then asked an officer for directions to the White House. The 59-year-old man, identified as Steve Randall Oney of Sevierville, Tenn., told police he was moving and had stopped in the District for an overnight visit. Police said he pulled his truck over on Independence Avenue, got out and asked an officer, “Where’s the White House?” ~snip~ According to the court document, the officer saw a propane tank in back...
  • Ohio Cops Hunt 70 Juveniles In Late Night "Mob And Rob" Of Circle K Store

    07/30/2015 10:09:26 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 27 July, 2015
    Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles. According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack. As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking lot like wild children.” An Akron Police Department report--which classified the incident...
  • When the Gun Lobby Tries to Justify Firearms Everywhere, It Turns to This Guy

    07/30/2015 10:08:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Julia Lurie
    When you watch the news after the latest big shooting, there's a good chance you'll come across John Lott. The 57-year-old economist has made more than 100 media appearances over the past two years, from friendly conversations on Fox News to heated debates on MSNBC and CNN. After nine churchgoers were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina, he went on Sean Hannity's show and criticized President Obama for spreading "clearly false" information about gun violence. Following the recent mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his op-ed asking "Why should we make it easy for killers to attack our military?" was among...
  • Pelosi on Iran deal opponents: ‘Have they even read it?’

    07/30/2015 10:08:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wondered Thursday whether opponents of President Obama’s Iran nuclear program agreement read the deal before coming out in opposition to it, and said she’s certain she can keep enough Democrats in line to sustain an Obama veto and preserve his policy. Praising both Mr. Obama and former President George W. Bush, who she said began building the international coalition that first imposed sanctions and then earlier this month agreed to the deal with Iran, Mrs. Pelosi said she was confident the opponents’ campaign to try to defeat the deal in Congress will fail. She also...
  • Sean Hannity: Three Senators Confirm that Mitch McConnell Lied to Ted Cruz

    07/30/2015 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Sean Hannity says that three senators confirmed Ted Cruz’s account of a conversation he had with Senate Majority Liar Leader Mitch McConnell about a possible deal with Democrats about the Export-Import Bank. You may recall that Cruz blasted McConnell on the Senate floor for saying there was no deal, while there clearly was one. Although other Republicans have attacked Cruz for telling the truth — without denying his account of the conversation, by the way — a few have come out in support of him. Senator Mike Lee has been willing to go on record to confirm Cruz’s account. Sadly,...
  • Boehner on Why He Can’t Golf with Obama: ‘Everybody Gets Bent Out of Shape (truncated)

    07/30/2015 10:05:33 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 12 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7-30-2015 | Trent Baker
    The Golf Channel is promoting Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) appearing on the show “Feherty” on August 3, where he will be discussing the importance of golf in his life, which brings him to tears. Boehner says that President Barack Obama wants to go golfing with him, but they cannot golf together “because everybody gets bent out of shape worried about what we are up to, when all we are really want to do is just play golf.”
  • “Ted Cruz gives me the willies”: Camille Paglia analyzes the GOP field—and takes on Hillary Clinton

    07/30/2015 10:02:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | July 30, 2015 | David Daley, Editor in Chief
    In the first two parts of Salon’s conversation with Camille Paglia, we covered Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton, the return of the ’90s sensibility, and then the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Today Paglia trains her devastating insight and wit on the rest of the GOP field — look out Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. She also has some surprising thoughts on why Hillary Clinton will not be the Democratic nominee — and why it would be unwise for Democrats to overlook the appeal of Scott Walker. Catch up with the first two parts of our...
  • Some Facts on Cecil the Lion Hunt

    07/30/2015 9:58:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I found this on the popular site accuratereloading.com. It adds facts, texture and nuance to the emotion floating about out there. Remember that Zimbabwe is one of the most corrupt regimes in the world. From Zimbabwe Wildlife Conservation: We have been following these threads with great interest. we emphasize we are advocates of "sustainable utilization " as a conservation tool , some Basic facts that have been verified by several reliable and credible sources :- The operator / professional hunters in question had a valid TR2 form stamped by the Zimbabwe parks & wildlife authority. This form once stamped allows...
  • Hillary Clinton’s curious relationship with major Swiss bank draws attention

    07/30/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The State Department (which Hillary Clinton used to run and where she still holds significant influence) has been very clear about one thing. There is no relationship between donations to the Clinton Foundation and actions taken by the Secretary of State during her tenure there. Period. Full stop. End of discussion. Perish the thought. You’re all just a bunch of Clinton haters who are trying to stop the ongoing charity work of these wonderful people. And yet for some strange reason we keep seeing stories like this. Hillary hadn’t even finished unpacking her things in her new office at...
  • Words we Cannot say in the White House—On Immigration and Terrorists

    07/30/2015 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Kevin Stoos
    "And Don't Use the T-Word!" Hugh Betcha Interviews Obama—Satire— —There Are No Illegals or Terrorists in America, says the President In an effort to justify his refusal to protect the southern border of the United States from the torrent of illegal immigrants, drugs, and the spread of violence that has cost the lives of United States citizens such as Kate Steinle, as well as terrorist attacks on military personnel that resulted in the tragic death of five young Marines in a country they (ironically) served to protect, President Obama summoned “The Most Trusted Name in the News 2015,” CFP’s own...
  • Illinois Needs To Have A Scott Walker Moment

    07/30/2015 9:48:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    State Government: Illinois' new sheriff can be forgiven if he's feeling as underappreciated as the marshal Gary Cooper played in "High Noon." Let's hope his movie ends as happily. Gov. Bruce Rauner is fighting almost single-handedly against an entrenched, corrupt political class of lawyers, lobbyists, social service providers, media and teachers unions whose rallying cry is to smother reform and maintain business as usual in Springfield...... Years of overspending have many state and city of Chicago bonds selling at junk status. Illinois is now called "the deadbeat state" because it's two to three months behind in paying billions of dollars...
  • Confederate flags placed around King Center, Ebenezer Baptist Church ["Terror"]

    07/30/2015 9:48:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    ....Confederate flags were found around the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church Thursday morning. According to Ebenezer Baptist Church Rev. Shanan Jones, police and Homeland Security are working to remove the flags..... four small flags were found laying on the property.
  • Boehner: Dang it, I can’t play golf with Obama anymore because ‘everybody gets bent out of shape’

    07/30/2015 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    World's smallest violin You people are really something, you know that? You send a regular guy like John Boehner to Washington - a guy who cuts his own grass and irons his own shirts - and all he wants is to be able to play golf with the president in peace. And you # about it, to the point where he’s had to come to the heartbreaking conclusion that hitting the links with Obama just isn’t worth the trouble anymore: “The President has suggested, ‘Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again?’ ” he said...
  • Geraldo Rivera explains the position of liberal Jews toward Iran

    07/30/2015 9:44:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    If Iran does take steps in the future to annihilate Israel, the leftist Jews who are criticizing Huckabee will never see it coming. And that, Mr. Obama is “sad.” As much as can be generalized, Jews have traditionally been liberal. This can be explained by the fact that Jews have been persecuted throughout history and they tend to identify with people and groups that are or appear to be marginalized. With the rise of the new anti-Semitism on the left under the guise of being anti-Israel but holding Israel to a different standard than other countries with serious human rights...
  • Clinton e-mails had classified data from five intel agencies, including NSA

    07/30/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Since March, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly claimed that nothing that she sent or received through her e-mail system contained information that was classified at the time. Two Inspectors General referred the matter to the Department of Justice, claiming that material transmitted in four of the 40 emails they sampled contained information that was “classified when they were sent and are classified now.” Who is correct? An exclusive report from McClatchy provides some much-needed context. The information contained in those e-mails came from five intelligence agencies, including the NSA — sources that produce some of the most sensitive and classified...
  • At Least 6 Stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

    07/30/2015 9:41:50 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 13 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jul 30, 2015 7:15 PM | Yair Ettinger and Yarden Skop
    At least six people were stabbed at Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride Parade on Thursday. Two of the wounded were seriously injured, Magen David Adom emergency services reported, adding that another person sustained moderate injuries and two others were lightly to moderately wounded. Magen David Adom emergency services treated the victims on the scene, and then rushed them to three different hospitals in Jerusalem. According to witnesses, the assailant, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, emerged behind the marchers and began stabbing them while screaming. A police officer then managed to tackle him to the ground and arrest him. The attack took place on Keren Hayesod Street in Jerusalem. Afterward,...
  • It Depends on What the Definition of “Classified” is [Anticipating What Hillary Will Say]

    07/30/2015 9:35:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2015 | D.W. Wilbur
    As former Secretary of State and current 2016 Democrat Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton prepares her version of the successful defense her husband used during his impeachment trial, we need to anticipate what exactly Hillary will be claiming. Her husband Bill used the “it depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is” defense successfully, and now Hillary has already begun to lay the groundwork for a hybrid of her husband Bill’s “is” defense and Al Gore’s famous “no controlling legal authority” defense. With her recent comments that no information that was classified “at the time” was transmitted over her private e-mail...
  • Kerry and McCain are Traitors to the US and the American People

    07/30/2015 9:35:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/30/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Would the fact that John–anti-war activist with pal Hanoi Jane Fonda–Kerry has a daughter married to an Iranian make any difference in this heated debate over getting Barack Obama’s nuke deal shoved through Congress? Kerry greeted the Iranian people on the occasion of Nowruz, the traditional New Year, by revealing “his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has KERRY SALUTE EXTENSIVE FAMILY TIES to Iran!” Kerry told those listening: “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family and grateful for how they have enriched my life.” Kerry went on to say he was strongly committed to resolving differences...
  • Explosive New Clinton Movie!!

    07/30/2015 9:34:38 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 5 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | July 30, 2015 | Self