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  • The Obama Administration’s AR-15 Ammo Ban: What’s It All About?

    02/27/2015 5:12:49 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee
    PowerLine ^ | February 27, 2015 | By John Hinderaker
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has unveiled a new “Framework For Determining Whether Certain Projectiles Are ‘Primarily Intended For Sporting Purposes.’” Under that rather bland rubric, ATF says that it will prohibit the sale of ammunition using the M855 bullet, which includes some of the most common types of ammunition used in AR-15 rifles. This gets rather technical, but briefly, what we are talking about here is the projectile, or bullet. The M855 bullet has a lead core and a steel tip. It is commonly used in 5.56 and .223 cartridges. ATF proposes to ban the M855 as...
  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating (Baa2)

    02/27/2015 5:09:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/27/15 | Heather Gillers, Hal Dardick
    The debt-plagued city of Chicago took another financial blow late Thursday when Moody's Investors Service downgraded the city's debt rating, citing its overwhelming pension burden. Even if recent state pension changes survive a court challenge, the ratings statement said, "we expect Chicago's unfunded pension liabilities — and the costs of servicing those liabilities — to continue to grow, placing significant strain on the city's financial operations." The drop, to a rating of Baa2, could drive up borrowing costs for the city and cause problems with some of Chicago's current interest-rate swap contracts.
  • Onward Christian Soldiers: Self-Styled Revolutionary Trains Faithful To Fight ISIS (Crusaders?)

    02/27/2015 5:04:51 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-27-2015 | Hollie McKay
    Hollie McKay February 27, 2015 Just 12 miles north of the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, an American filmmaker and self-styled revolutionary is running a boot camp for Christians willing and able to fight for their lives and faith against the murderous Islamic terror organization. Matthew VanDyke, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who escaped a Libyan prison after going there to help overthrow Col. Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, is helping to train hundreds of long-persecuted Assyrian Christians in everything from firearms to close quarters combat. VanDyke, who founded the security contracting firm company Sons of Liberty (SOLI), is working with an unnamed...
  • **vanity** Mark Levin

    02/27/2015 5:02:59 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 6 replies
    02-27-15 | Me
    Was listening to him on the way home from work and he said he had something in his hand that was going to be a bombshell. Thought he said some kind of litigation but but did not elaborate any further. Said he'd divulge when the time was right. Anyone have any idea what it may be?
  • Sen. Cruz is no ‘graybeard’

    02/27/2015 4:46:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | February 27, 2015 | Lisa Mascaro, Tribune News Service
    On a gray wintry day outside the Capitol, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stood on the grassy East Lawn and denounced President Barack Obama’s plan to temporarily defer deportation for millions of immigrants in the country illegally. Gathered to hear the senator was a band of enthusiastic supporters, including a few like-minded lawmakers and a handful of self-described patriots. “King Obama!” shouted one person in the crowd, which included a man in a tri-cornered hat and others waving the yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flags of the Tea Party. Inside the Capitol dome, fiery events like this are met with a...
  • White House reveals DHS shutdown plan

    02/27/2015 4:42:15 PM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    The Obama administration released a plan on Friday for how the Department of Homeland Security will deal with a shutdown, as Congressional leaders remain at an impasse over how to fund the agency. The Associated Press reports that airport security checkpoints, Secret Service, and border patrols are among the operations exempted from a shutdown. But those deemed “non-essential” workers would be furloughed. “Essential” workers must continue to work, but they won’t be paid until Congress finds an agreement to fund the agency. The House failed to approve a stop-gap measure on Friday night that would have extended the agency’s funding...
  • Murderer says he killed Saginaw prison cellmate 'because he was a child molester'

    02/27/2015 4:40:06 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    http://www.mlive.com ^ | february 23, 2015 | andy hoag
     When given the chance, a convicted murderer had straightforward explanation for killing his cellmate in October at the Saginaw Correctional Facility. "The reason I killed him was because he was a child molester," Steven D. Sandison said Monday, Feb. 23, in Saginaw County Circuit Court. Speaking during his plea hearing before Chief Circuit Judge Fred L. Borchard, the 51-year-old Sandison was polite, addressing the judge as "sir," in explaining why he killed Theodore Dyer on Oct. 29 at the prison in Freeland. At Borchard's request, Sandison first answered questions from his attorney, James Gust, to establish a "factual basis" for why he...
  • David Axelrod predicts Rick Perry, Ted Cruz will have uphill fights for GOP presidential nomination

    02/27/2015 4:34:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trailblazers Blog ^ | February 27, 2015 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    The architect of Barack Obama’s successful campaigns for president said this week that Rick Perry and Ted Cruz would have uphill battles for the 2016 GOP nomination for the White House. David Axelrod, one of President Obama’s closest advisers, said Texas’ junior senator did have support with hard-right conservatives. But he questioned whether Cruz could build on it. “Ted Cruz has a base. That base will be there,” Axelrod told The Dallas Morning News before a forum at the World Affairs Council in Dallas. “Whether it’s large enough is another question.” Axelrod was not bullish on the prospects of...
  • Ericsson sues Apple for patent infringement; seeks to ban iPhone sales in U.S.

    02/27/2015 4:32:31 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 ˇ 8:50 am
    “Ericsson AB said Friday it is suing Apple Inc. for infringing technology patents it says are critical to many aspects of the U.S. tech giant’s popular mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads,” Dominic Chopping and Juhana Rossi report for The Wall Street Journal. “The Swedish telecom equipment supplier said Apple had declined a licensing deal and refused an offer to have a court determine fair licensing terms by which both companies would be bound. ‘Our last offer was to have this determination either in [a federal court in] Texas or in a court selected by Apple in California. They...
  • Freep a Poll! ("What color is this dress?" weirdness of the day)

    02/27/2015 4:32:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    FOX 31 Denver ^ | 2-26-15 | KDVR
    What color is this dress? Black and blue White and gold
  • This Day In U.S. Military History - 27 February 1945

    02/27/2015 4:27:50 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 2 replies
    Today we pay homage to a trio of WWII Medal Of Honor recipients: Pfc. Herman C. Wallace Company B, 301st Engineer Combat Battalion, 76th Infantry Division Gy.Sgt. William Gary Walsh, USMC Company G, 3d Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division Pvt. Wilson Douglas Watson, USMCR 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division "I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life.I am prepared to give my life in their defense."
  • Obama: 'I loved Spock'

    02/27/2015 4:22:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama Friday mourned the passing of Leonard Nimoy, the beloved Mr. Spock of "Star Trek" fame. "Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy," Obama said. "And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek's optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity's future." Obama said simply, "I loved Spock."
  • Senate Unanimously Welcomes Netanyahu to America

    02/27/2015 4:15:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | February 27, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    No Senate Democrats block measure backing Bibi’s speechThe Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to America and endorsing his speech before a joint session of Congress. Critics of the Obama administration view the unanimous approval as a rebuke to the White House and Democrats, who have vowed to boycott Netanyahu’s address and work to counter his warnings about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. No Senate Democrats sponsored the measure, which attracted 50 Republican cosponsors. However, none attempted to block its passage, signaling that support for Israel and Netanyahu’s message has outweighed a pressure...
  • Eric Holder’s Parting Advice to America: ‘Read Malcolm X’

    02/27/2015 4:13:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Wynton Hall
    President Obama’s outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder made an eyebrow-raising book recommendation in his exit interview with Politico on Friday. Asked by Politico’s Mike Allen to name the one book Holder would recommend for a young man coming to Washington to read, Holder recommended the work of controversial civil rights figure Malcolm X. “I would hope that I say this not to every African-American of his age but for every American, that you read The Autobiography of Malcolm X to see the transition that that man went through, from petty criminal to a person who was severely and negatively afflicted...
  • The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Reclaiming Marriage by Evangelicals and Catholics Together

    02/27/2015 4:11:53 PM PST · by xzins · 19 replies
    In the Gospel of St. Mark, the Lord Jesus teaches that “from the beginning of creation ‘God made them male and female.’” He then declares a great and beautiful truth inscribed in creation: “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh” (Mark 10:6–8). For centuries, Christians have proclaimed these words at weddings, for they express the gift of marriage long recognized by all humanity and acknowledged by men and women of faith: Marriage is...
  • Dem: Believe science or ‘senator with the snowball’

    02/27/2015 4:03:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/15 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Thursday panned Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) use of a snowball during a speech on climate change. Whitehouse used his iPad to argue that a polar vortex was bringing cold air down to Washington in part because of warmer ocean temperatures. He said that you could either believe “every major American scientific society,” the Navy, NASA, and Pope Francis that climate change is real or “you can believe the senator with the snowball.” “You can believe NASA and you can believe what their satellites measure on the planet or you can believe the senator with the...
  • CPAC Can’t Quit Palin. Neither Can I.

    02/27/2015 3:48:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 26, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The Sarah Palin who returned to the GOP stage Thursday had no props, few Palinisms, and just a ghost of her former folksy twang. So what if there were still falsehoods? Palin 2016! Failed reality television star and mistress of liberal America Sarah Palin is strutting out onstage at CPAC, clad in a white blazer and black skirt. She places her water bottle on the floor next to the podium and opens a binder. A typical Palin speech usually involves props: Dr. Seuss books or Big Gulp sodas. This year, she has none. A typical Palin speech is usually an...
  • The guy who made Ted Cruz into a ripped, tattooed smoker

    02/27/2015 3:48:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Katie Zezima
    <p>There's an image of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that seemed to be everywhere at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference: the senator shirtless, buff and tattooed, with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth.</p> <p>"My wife calls it my prison body," Cruz, clutching a beer, quipped at a reception Thursday night.</p>
  • In Early Polling, Walker Stands Apart

    02/27/2015 3:47:14 PM PST · by entropy12 · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 27, 2015 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN
    After a well-received January appearance before a high-profile gathering of conservatives there, and several recent scraps with reporters, the new Quinnipiac University Poll put Walker, the Wisconsin governor, at 25 percent among likely participants in next year's Iowa Republican caucus. That total was nearly twice as much as the second-place finisher, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul who drew 13 percent. Former Arkansas Gov. and 2008 caucus winner Mike Huckabee (at 11 percent), fiery surgeon Ben Carson (also 11 percent), and former Florida Gov Jeb Bush (10 percent) were the only other candidates who attracted backing from more than five percent of...
  • Court: Colorado crime suspects can search victims' homes

    02/27/2015 3:42:25 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    wfmj ^ | 2-27-2015 | SADIE GURMAN
    An appeals court added Colorado to the list of states that can allow criminal suspects to search victims' homes to bolster their defense - a move that raised concerns among prosecutors and victims' advocates. The Colorado judges wrote in their Thursday decision that courts in California, New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts have determined a defendant's right to a fair trial sometimes outweighs privacy interests. Victims' rights advocates strongly objected to the decision. "It's going to have a re-victimizing effect in a criminal justice process that is already very re-victimizing," said Boulder-based victims' rights attorney John Clune. People could be...
  • Senate Dems blast Boehner over vote

    02/27/2015 3:39:26 PM PST · by maggief · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed House Republicans Friday after lawmakers failed to pass a short-term bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which runs out of money at midnight. "The Republican Congress has shown that it simply cannot govern. Two months into the Republican Congress, we are already staring a Homeland Security shutdown square in the face, even as terrorists around the world threaten to strike America," the Nevada Democrat said in a statement after the House vote. The bill failed 203-224. More than 50 Republicans voted against the legislation, which would have funded the department...
  • Bridezilla Alert! Bride-to-be Launches Media Offensive over the 'Wrong' Doilies - But Can You ....

    02/27/2015 3:39:13 PM PST · by Cecily · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 27, 2015 | Kelly McLaughlin
    A Dallas bride-to-be has been left devastated 36 days before she says 'I do' after a mix-up over her doily-covered wedding invitations. Natalie DeGraffenreid ordered custom, doily-decorated invitations from the Arlington-based company, Art by Ellie. But what she received in the mail was not what she ordered. Her distress began when she opened the package from stationary firm - half of her invitations had the wrong doily design. DeGraffenreid was so upset about the doilies that she turned to her local ABC TV station to warn others of her experience.
  • Michelle Obama Takes Credit for Food ‘Culture Change’

    02/27/2015 3:39:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | February 26, 2015 | Darlene Superville (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a “culture change” in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity, but as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts the first lady also warned that the progress is “incredibly fragile.” That’s because special interests “whose first priority is not our kids’ health” are “waiting for us to get complacent or bored and move on to the next trendy issue,” Mrs. Obama said at an annual health summit. She cited the fight over a recent child nutrition law as an example.
  • Dude, where's my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

    02/27/2015 3:37:48 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY
    "They said there was trouble with the car," Kvapil said. "I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They're like, 'No, the car is gone.'"
  • After DHS Vote, Democrats Publicly Bash One of Their Own (Must read)

    02/27/2015 3:36:14 PM PST · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 | Alex Brown
    Rep. David Scott sat through a tongue-lashing from his Democratic colleagues Friday afternoon after casting one of the caucus's few yes votes in favor of a three-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department. Seated in front of the fireplace in the House Speaker's lobby—a position he'd held most of the afternoon—Scott suddenly found himself on the receiving end of a tirade from Rep. Corrine Brown. "You are making a mistake!" Brown shouted, in full view of reporters. "The strength of the wolf is in the pack. You are voting with these damn Republicans! What is wrong with you?" Scott...
  • Our Crucial Choice of the War on Terror (Greenfield)

    02/27/2015 3:34:07 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, February 27, 2015 Our Crucial Choice of the War on Terror Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There are two models for fighting terrorism. We can see the terrorists as an external invading force that has to be destroyed or as an internal element in our society to be managed. In the War on Terror, Bush saw terrorists as an external force that had to be fought while Obama sees them as an internal element to be managed. And while both men signed off on some of the same tactics, their view of the conflict at...
  • Join the 300! [FReepathon]

    02/27/2015 3:33:37 PM PST · by RedMDer · 32 replies
    Join the 300! The next $100 gets us to YELLOW! FR is looking for 300 loyal FReepers to donate $100 or more per quarter. We have 185 donations this quarter of $100 or more!! Join the "300 Club" today!! The $100+ donations this quarter have contributed $30,285.25 so far to the current total!! We need your help to keep the lights on. FR is funded solely by contributions made by liberty loving people who enjoy and use it. Every donation counts no matter how big or small. If you can donate $5, $10, $20, $100 or more, it would...
  • Boris Nemtsov, Critic of Putin, Is Shot Dead in Moscow

    02/27/2015 3:32:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | By Andrew Roth
    MOSCOW — A prominent Russian opposition leader, Boris Y. Nemtsov, was shot dead in central Moscow late Friday night within sight of the Kremlin walls. The murder of Mr. Nemtsov, 55, a first deputy prime minister under Boris N. Yeltsin who later helped organize opposition demonstrations against President Vladimir V. Putin, was confirmed by Russia’s Interior Ministry shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. A smooth-talking and worldly man who spoke accented but near-perfect English, Mr. Nemtsov rose to prominence as the governor of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and became a vice premier in the late 1990s, during the last years of Mr....
  • Putin Opponent Boris Nemtsov Assassinated in Moscow (Photos)

    02/27/2015 3:31:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit | 2/27/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    2003 photo via WikipediaBoris Nemtsov, a prominent opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin was gunned down Friday night while walking near the Kremlin, according to news reports. Jon Williams        ✔ @WilliamsJon Follow #Nemtsov killed in shadow of St Basil's Cathedral, just yards from Red Square. #Russia
  • Chaos in House as lawmakers reject DHS bill; shutdown nears

    02/27/2015 3:30:43 PM PST · by maggief · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    A short-term funding measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security open (DHS) was defeated in the House on Friday in a stunning vote that could result in a partial government shutdown at midnight. The bill failed 203-224, with 51 Republicans voting against legislation that was set to fund the DHS and its associated agencies through March 19. Twelve Democrats voted for it. The vote is a humiliating defeat for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his leadership team, who had scrambled to bring the three-week funding bill to the floor ahead of the looming deadline. The next steps on the...
  • Rev. Graham: ‘Washington Has Been Infiltrated by Muslims... [Revelation 12]

    02/27/2015 3:29:19 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 2/27/2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    While commenting on whether Western countries can unite to defeat Islamic radicals, Rev. Franklin Graham said one of the major problems is that Western governments have “been infiltrated by Muslims,” and in the United States in particular Muslims “are advising the White House.” They “are part of the problem,” said Rev. Graham. “And we see this also in Western Europe. They have gotten into the halls of power and they are an influence.” The reverend made his remarks on the Feb. 26 edition of The O’Reilly Factor. Asked by host Bill O'Reilly why he thinks "the world will not unite...
  • Duke Economist Tells CPAC The FCC'S "Net Neutering" Decision Will Stifle Internet (Shorten)

    02/27/2015 3:23:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dr. Michelle Connolly, a professor of economics at Duke University, delivered what may be the most memorable line at CPAC’s panel on economic growth Thursday.
  • John McCain aide: Scott Walker is a ‘dumba**’

    02/27/2015 3:22:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    You might recall the name Mark Salter for the role he played as a speechwriter for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) when he ran for president in 2008. In the years that followed his involvement on that failed presidential bid, Salter eventually evolved into a commentator and political analyst. Following McCain’s failed campaign, Slater spent much of his time attempting to rehabilitate the image of his friend and former employer. In 2011, Salter wrote a meandering, discursive essay on how George W. Bush had failed to meet the expectations of posterity when he chose Dick Cheney as his running mate....
  • SESSIONS VS. JEB: BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE GOP

    02/27/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — In a surprise speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) unloaded on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—systematically dismantling Bush’s push for amnesty and a massive increase in guest workers from around the world. “Right now, there are two conferences—one of them in public where candidates are out there having to speak and defend and answer questions on their views and on their positions on important issues facing America,” Sessions said to open up his remarks to the Breitbart News-sponsored meet-and-greet with CPAC activists. “Many people at this conference here and watching...
  • DHS Union Leader Praises Senate Introduction of Shutdown Pay Bill

    02/27/2015 3:20:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    American Federation of Government Employees ^ | February 25, 2015 | American Federation of Government Employees
    Companion to House bill ensures DHS employees get paid in event agency funding runs outWASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. applauds Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland for introducing legislation that would ensure employees in the Department of Homeland Security are paid retroactively in the event of a funding lapse.The Senate bill is a companion to a bipartisan House bill introduced Feb. 24 by Reps. Don Beyer and Rob Wittman of Virginia.“Homeland Security employees should not be left wondering when or if they will get paid in the event of a shutdown,” Cox said....
  • The Other Pending Case against Our Dictator (Vanity)

    02/27/2015 3:20:28 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 5 replies
    2/27/1015 | A Navy Vet
    Good news that the House stood strong on the DHS bill. We'll see what happens next - the fight is just beginning. While no small issue, there is one even more important. That is, the lawsuit of 36 States against the ACA regarding subsidies for States who didn't set up their own exchanges. It specifically says in Obamacare that their citizens will NOT receive subsidies. This will determine if our Supreme Court is just or just us on our own. Justice Roberts is going to have to do back flips to sustain such an unambiguous clause.
  • Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

    02/27/2015 3:19:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/27/2015
    Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday. Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the Russian capital. He was shot four times late on Friday night, not far from the Kremlin in the centre of Moscow. Police cars blocked the street where he was shot. An ambulance was also nearby. "Nemtsov B.E. died at 2340 hours as a result of four shots in...
  • Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay ‘Marriage’ in Federal Court [Luke 17]

    02/27/2015 3:14:40 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Four adult children of same-sex parents have submitted amicus curiae briefs in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that it oppose the legalization of same-sex “marriage." The Court, in New Orleans, La., heard arguments on Jan. 9 as it considers whether to uphold traditional marriage – defined as being between one man and one woman -- in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. B.N. Klein, Robert Oscar Lopez, Dawn Stefanowicz, and Katy Faust all grew up with homosexual parents. All four argued that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would harm children by depriving them of a mother or...
  • Obama administration to ban bullets; AR-15 targeted

    02/27/2015 3:09:33 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/27/15 | Rick Moran
    Another week, another example of the president's unending executive power grabs. The target this time is the most popular sporting and target shooting rifles sold in America; the AR-15.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is proposing a ban on the most popular ammunition for the AR-15, trying to backdoor Congress again on gun control. Washington Examiner: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors...
  • Ted Cruz Wants to Reform Federal Hiring - [Gives Veterans Preference]

    02/27/2015 3:01:50 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    GovExec.com ^ | 02/27/2015 | Eric Katz
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is better known for blocking federal employees from working than he is for helping them get a job. The man often cited as the architect of the 2013 government shutdown is, perhaps, attempting to change that perception. Cruz and Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., have backed a measure to give certain individuals an advantage when applying for federal positions. The 2015 Military Reserve Jobs Act would provide members of the National Guard and reservists a leg up when starting up careers in the civil service by making them eligible for veterans’ preference. While federal agencies have largely...
  • NASCAR PRODUCTIONS, SPIKE PRESENT 'I AM DALE EARNHARDT'

    02/27/2015 2:55:39 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 4 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Official NASCAR Release
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 25, 2015) -- NASCAR Productions and Spike TV have joined forces to create a captivating and revealing documentary on the life of a legendary American sports hero -- Dale Earnhardt Sr. The original film, "I AM DALE EARNHARDT," premieres exclusively on Monday, March 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.
  • ‘Strong Roots Nebraska’ Plan Would Boost Economic Outlook

    02/27/2015 2:55:21 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg
    American Legislator ^ | 2-27-15 | Ben Wilterdink
    The recent state of Nebraska’s tax and fiscal policy climate has been lackluster compared to other states in the region. In the most recent edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index Nebraska ranks 35th (1 being the best, 50 being the worst), which is the poorest economic outlook ranking in the region. Nebraska has been slowly falling behind its neighbors, especially South Dakota and Wyoming—two states without any income taxes—and Kansas improving its economic climate with major recent tax reform. Nebraska has also lost $2.58 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI) to other states from 1992...
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy (in support of traditional family)

    02/27/2015 2:51:13 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | KATY FAUST
    Dear Justice Kennedy,June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage.I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights.It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of us children...
  • Stray Pit Bull Saves Chihuahua and They Become Inseparable Friends (Cuteness Overload Alert)

    02/27/2015 2:46:29 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies
    Pet360.com ^ | N/A | Deidre Grives
    UPDATE: Both Joni and Chachi have been adopted to a loving home in Florida. They will get to spend the rest of their days together as friends! An unlikely pair of dogs that were found roaming around on the streets of Savannah have formed an unbreakable bond, and now animal control officers are hoping to place both pups in a home together so that they can remain lifelong friends. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department found a white Pit Bull wandering around neighborhoods in the Georgia city carrying a small, longhaired male Chihuahua in her mouth. The Chihuahua had a terrible...
  • BRYSON UPDATE, Friday Afternoon

    02/27/2015 2:45:52 PM PST · by knarf · 11 replies
    self ^ | February 27, 2015 | knarf
    I broke Courtney's text up so I could read it
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 27, 2015

    02/27/2015 2:42:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mark Levin
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  • 'For crying out loud, America!': Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson steals show at CPAC

    02/27/2015 2:39:44 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/27/2015
    Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson stole the show Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, taking the conservative crowd through a spirited history lesson which included advice for GOP presidential hopefuls (“keep the scandals down”), quotes from and about President John Adams (‘He was your second president, people!"), and a lengthy warning about sexually transmitted illnesses. Robertson’s speech, which went over the time limit by about 20 minutes, got the largest crowd applause at the annual conservative gathering known as CPAC, held just outside Washington. . Robertson also received the “Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award” at the event....
  • Walker Would End Campus Rape Reports (Another Liberal's head explodes!)

    02/27/2015 2:37:47 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 27, 2015
    Neatly hidden in his new budget that slashes hundreds of millions of dollars from the public university system, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has proposed that universities no longer be required to report the number of sexual assaults on campus to the Department of Justice. It also includes language to, “Delete the requirement that any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted report the assault to the dean of students.” No explanation for the deletions is given.
  • Netanyahu releases clip of him writing Congress speech

    02/27/2015 2:34:19 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 28, 2015, 12:14 am
    The Prime Minister’s Office on Friday night released a clip of Benjamin Netanyahu drafting text for the address on Iran’s nuclear program he is set to deliver to a meeting of both houses of Congress on Tuesday. The clearly staged footage, showing Netanyahu writing text with a thick blue pen, was screened on Israel’s Channel 2. Earlier Friday, Netanyahu said flatly that he was headed to Washington next week in a bid to stop the emerging nuclear deal between Iran and international world powers, an agreement he has said poses a potential existential threat to Israel. In his most direct...
  • DHS funding shutdown looms as key House vote fails

    02/27/2015 2:28:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/27/2015 | By Deirdre Walsh, Dana Bash and Ted Barrett
    Washington (CNN)The Department of Homeland Security moved closer to running out of money Friday after the House rejected a bill that would have kept the agency open for three more weeks. Unless another deal is reached by midnight, DHS will fall into a partial shutdown, leaving thousands of workers furloughed while forcing others to show up on the job without being paid. The House vote was a shocking twist to a dramatic day on Capitol Hill. For most of the day, lawmakers seemed poised to avoid a partial shutdown. The House cleared a procedural hurdle earlier in the day, indicating...