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  • Why Can’t We Simply Carry?

    05/27/2015 4:52:35 PM PDT · by rktman
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | 5/27/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The so-called “mainstream” media likes to spin a scary narrative of lawlessness, even of anarchy, when “permitless carry” (sometimes called “constitutional carry”) is brought before a state legislature. When the media does this, whether through ignorance or bias, they’re simply ignoring the facts. For example, Vermont, which has long had permitless carry, has also long had one of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation. States, nevertheless, can still be laboratories of democracy—even with politically incorrect gun laws. That is part of what’s going on with permitless carry. As of this writing, states with some legal form of permitless...
  • Malware is not only about viruses – companies preinstall it all the time

    05/27/2015 4:52:27 PM PDT · by sopwith
    the guardian ^ | ‘Amazon’s Kindle shackles the user against sharing or even freely giving away or lending the book, | Richard Stallman
    In 1983, when I started the free software movement, malware was so rare that each case was shocking and scandalous. Now it’s normal. To be sure, I am not talking about viruses. Malware is the name for a program designed to mistreat its users. Viruses typically are malicious, but software products and software preinstalled in products can also be malicious – and often are, when not free/libre. In 1983, the software field had become dominated by proprietary (ie nonfree) programs, and users were forbidden to change or redistribute them. I developed the GNU operating system, which is often called Linux,...
  • Update on JRandomFreeper

    05/27/2015 4:52:20 PM PDT · by SisterK
    Continued prayers are needed.
  • Boehner/McConnell Op-Ed: "Now We Can Get Congress Going" [Nov 2014]

    05/27/2015 4:48:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Speaker Boehner's Press Office [Wall Street Journal] ^ | November 5, 2014 | By John Boehner and Mitch McConnell
    Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate. We are humbled by this opportunity to help struggling middle-class Americans. Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy. Among other things, that means a renewed effort to debate and vote on the many bills that passed the Republican-led House in recent years. It also means renewing our commitment to repeal ObamaCare, which is hurting the job market along with Americans’ health care. Our priorities in the 114th Congress will be your priorities. That means addressing...
  • When Liberal E.J. Dionne Tries To Give Advice To Conservatives (worth reading)

    05/27/2015 4:44:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 5/27/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    Why are so many GOP candidates conservative? Blame it on the “Republican primary electorate that has moved so far right that it brooks no deviation.” So goes the eternal Washington game of the liberal elite. This time the player trying to game the GOP is The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne, who penned a Memorial Day column titled: “The GOP’s Shape Shifters: The Right’s Political Correctness.” Here’s a bit of what the uber-left wing Mr. Dionne had to say, doubtless delighting with the image of playing with the GOP talking heads and minds that absorb his column: Accommodating right-wing primary voters...
  • And Then a Hero Comes Along: Mike Flynn (for Congress)

    05/27/2015 4:36:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/27/15 | Lloyd Marcus
    Perhaps what I am about to say has nothing to do with conservative Mike Flynn running for Congress, Illinois or it has everything to do with it. While painting my garage doors, I thought about how the Left is exposing our kids in public schools to sexual activities as early as kindergarten. Experts say such early exposure creates sexual confusion and fetishes in children. And yet, GOP politicians and a majority of Americans are becoming increasingly passive, allowing the Left to have its way with our kids' minds. I wonder if God will judge us for not protecting the least...
  • Clinton Foundation Silent as Investor Probes Corruption in Relief Programs

    05/27/2015 4:34:00 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 5/27/2015 | Sputnik
    The Clinton Foundation's financial statements over the past six years have been fraudulent, Wall Street investor and financial analyst Charles Ortel, who is preparing a 100-page report on the issue, told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The organization, which has recently had doubts cast publicly over its transparency, including claims that it accepted substantial foreign donations while Hillary Clinton was in power, has remained silent on the matter, ignoring media requests for comment. "The Clinton Foundation financial statements are simple to evaluate under New York law; what they have produced, particularly since 2009, is fraudulent," Ortel said. Under New York state...
  • Ron DeSantis – The Conservative Choice For U.S. Senate In Florida

    05/27/2015 4:33:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | 5/26/15 | George Rasley
    The race to succeed Senator Marco Rubio as Florida’s junior Senator is starting to heat up. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-6) was the first to officially announce his candidacy and we here at CHQ recommend him to our readers as the conservative choice in the GOP primary and in the November election. In his two terms in the House Congressman DeSantis has been a leader on key elements of the conservative agenda and on issues that are fundamental to reestablishing American economic growth. An unapologetic advocate of American exceptionalism, DeSanti has also been a leader on national security. He has been...
  • Pentagon Officials Call Out Obama's 'Pathetic' ISIS Strategy

    05/27/2015 4:31:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/27/15 | Trey Sanchez
    The Washington Times has uncovered what it calls "deep-seated doubts" among Pentagon brass regarding President Obama's strategy in degrading and defeating ISIS. This revelation undercuts the official White House line that would indicate a unified front between the president and military officials. One Pentagon official, said to be involved in counterterrorism analysis, asked incredulously, “What strategy?” He went on to say, “We are now floating along, reacting to ISIS.” The general consensus among top military officials is that the president will never activate their recommended plan of sending in ground troops, a strategy that is believed to be the only...
  • J.K. Rowling Reveals Awesome Reason For Challenging Westboro Church's Hate Speech

    05/27/2015 4:26:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 5 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/27/2015 | Nick Visser
    Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote last week, prompting emotional celebrations, outpourings of support and, yes, a little bit of hate. The Westboro Baptist Church already stumbled over an attempted diss of the Irish referendum, mistakenly chastising the Ivory Coast instead. But when they tried to take on J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter author had nothing but ire for the hate-mongers ..."I don't care about WBC. I think it's important that scared gay kids who aren't out yet see hate speech challenged."...
  • Danish radio station defends killing baby rabbit live on air

    05/27/2015 4:25:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-26-2015 | Reporting by Annabella Pultz Nielsen; Writing by Sabina Zawadzki; Editing by Larry King
    A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended to show the hypocrisy of animal lovers. The host, Asger Juhl, killed the baby rabbit, called Allan, "according to careful instructions by a professional animal caretaker from a Danish zoo", station 24/7 said on Tuesday. He later took the rabbit home, skinned it and cooked it. Monday's show caused a storm on social media, with many Danes outraged. "They are sick. Euw! THEY should have a bicycle pump in...
  • Islamic State Militants Burn Christian Woman in Nineveh Village [80 y/o woman]

    05/27/2015 4:25:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Bas News ^ | 5/26/15 | Hazhar Mamuzini
    In a village 20 km south east of Mosul in northern Iraq, Islamic State (IS) militants have burned an Iraqi Christian woman to death. Sa’ed Mamuzini, representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office in Mosul, told BasNews on Tuesday that the militants burned the 80-year-old Iraqi Christian woman, who was from Kremlis in the Nimrud area of the Hamdaneya sub district, east of Mosul. Mamuzini said that villagers told him that the woman was killed for failing to comply with the strict laws of the Islamic State. This is the first instance of IS militants burning a person since...
  • Massive synthetic putting green opens in Port St. Lucie [Golf Ping]

    05/27/2015 4:25:07 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    PB Post Blog ^ | 5-26-15 | Brian Biggane
    Residents of Vitalia at Tradition in Port St. Lucie desiring to work on their short game have a remarkable new resource literally at their fingertips. The active adult community recently opened a 43,000-square-foot synthetic putting green that is believed to be the largest in the United States and possibly the world. Designed by golf course architect George Clifton, the synthetic surface is comprised of environmentally friendly, recyclable premium nylon that will never require watering, pesticides or other chemicals. The complex is large enough that it has a native area of trees and plants incorporated into its design. It is available...
  • Islamic jihadists kidnap priest at his Syrian monastery

    05/27/2015 4:20:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/27/15 | Robert Spencer
    “The priest was kidnapped by three masked people in the early afternoon at his Mar Elian Monastery in the town of Qaryatayn, while he was preparing to welcome an expected influx of refugees from Palmyra.” Father Jacques Mourad had “succeeded the Italian Jesuit Priest Paolo Dall`Oglio as the head of the Mar Moussa Monastery, which is linked to Mar Elian, after Dall`Oglio was kidnapped in 2013 from the northern Aleppo province.” Mourad “worked to foster inter-religious dialogue…”His kidnapping vividly illustrates what a hollow and self-defeating exercise that “dialogue” is, and how mistaken the Church is to place so much hope...
  • [UK Child Rape Town] Rotherham Council And Police Want Powers To Ban Anti-Child Rape Protests

    05/27/2015 4:17:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 5/26/15 | Oliver Lane
    Officials in the Pakistani child rape gang scandal town of Rotherham are moving to ban protests against their own incompetence. They have appealed to the home secretary for emergency special powers under the Public Order Act 1986.The council first came to national prominence when its social services worked together with elements of the police to spectacularly fail to detect the systematic grooming, rape and prostitution of over 1,400 vulnerable children. The victims were often in the care of the council children’s services and “as young as 12″, and “barely pubescent”. Council commissioners claim the protests against them are becoming prohibitively...
  • GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control

    05/27/2015 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading a new push to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, hoping to deliver on one of the biggest promises of his freshman Senate campaign last year.A half-dozen Senate Republicans have signed onto Gardner’s bill, which would require drug companies that sell contraceptives to file an application to sell their products over the counter. “Most other drugs with such a long history of safe and routine use are available for purchase over the counter, and contraception should join them,” Gardner wrote in a statement. He said his bill would benefit women in...
  • Feminst Heather Marie Schooll Gets Owned...

    05/27/2015 4:13:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    Appearing on the radio program Free Speech w/ Gavin McInnes Heather gets confronted with facts.
  • Nebraska legislature narrowly votes to repeal​ death penalty

    05/27/2015 4:10:22 PM PDT · by paul544 · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/27/2015 | Jessica Glenza
    The Nebraska legislature narrowly voted on Wednesday to repeal the death penalty, overriding the governor’s veto and making the state the first majority Republican state to abolish capital punishment in more than four decades.
  • A legislative branch like no other: Nebraska Unicameral remains a unique part of political system

    05/27/2015 4:08:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    http://www.csgmidwest.org ^ | February 2011 | Mike McCabe
    A senate, a house of representatives, majority and minority caucuses and partisanship leadership structures — these are some of the common features of state legislatures across the country. (SNIP) Candidates for the Legislature run in open primaries without party affiliations listed on the ballot. Legislative officers and committee chairs are elected by members themselves instead of appointed by partisan caucus leaders, and minority party members still do get elected to serve as committee chairs. O’Donnell says that policy debates frequently tend to be less partisan in tone because of the unique nature of the Nebraska Unicameral and that final decisions...
  • Illegal immigrant to Ann Coulter: Hey, how about a hug? [Watch Video]

    05/27/2015 4:03:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    A lame stunt from an activist posing as a questioner, in keeping with the ethos of a network whose star anchor encourages journalists to eschew neutrality and shill hard for the issues that matter to them, like effectively erasing America’s borders. Coulter is unflappable, though, to her credit. By all accounts she did a nifty job keeping Jorge Ramos on the defensive during their interview yesterday despite knowing that Fusion is one of the least hospitable places in American media for a new book about the country’s immigration crisis. How nifty? Well, unless I’ve missed it somewhere, there’s no...
  • Erdogan opens 'Saladin' airport in Turkey's restive southeast

    05/27/2015 4:01:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/26/15
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday opened a new airport in a restive eastern province dogged by a Kurdish separatist insurgency, naming the facility for a celebrated Muslim medieval leader of Kurdish origin. Erdogan inaugurated the airport in Yuksekova in Hakkari province, close to the border with Iran and Iraq, alongside Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in a joint appearance ahead of June 7 elections. They announced the airport would be named for Selahaddin Eyyubi to remember the 12th century founder of the Ayyubid dynasty who led Muslim resistance against Christian crusaders in the Middle East who sought to control Jerusalem. Of...
  • Avago’s Aggressive Dealmaking from Its Singapore HQ (what makes them successful?.....Read)

    05/27/2015 3:59:49 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA
    Investors seem to have an insatiable appetite for Avago Technologies Ltd.AVGO +7.76%’s aggressive deal making. Shares of the Singapore-based chip maker shot up more than 6% in afternoon trading Wednesday after the WSJ reported that Avago in advanced talks to acquire rival Broadcom Corp.BRCM +21.81% Before the WSJ’s report, Broadcom was valued at roughly $28 billion. Should Avago close the deal, it would be its biggest ever in a long string of acquisitions. The company has grown its market cap and share price over the past six years through aggressive deal making, and at each step of the way, investors...
  • L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union workers

    05/27/2015 3:46:48 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    The L.A. Times ^ | May 27, 2015 | PETER JAMISON, DAVID ZAHNISER AND EMILY ALPERT REYES
    Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour as the city nears approval of its landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. For much of the past eight months, labor activists have argued against special considerations for business...
  • Dem Senators: Importing 65,000 Syrians is a “National Security Imperative” [Muslims]

    05/27/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/26/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats have a very different understanding of national security than Americans.Americans think we should improve national security by keeping ISIS in. Democrats think importing the Syrian Civil War here is a national security imperative.They warn us that, “We cannot expect countries hosting Syrian refugees to continue shouldering such a disproportionate burden if the United States and other industrialized countries do not begin resettling many more Syrian refugees.”It’s as if Jordan and Lebanon are doing us some kind of favor by ‘hosting’ their own fellow Arab Muslims.Besides we didn’t take in Jews during WW2. Now we have to make up for...
  • [Polish] PM Kopacz: Poland to take on 60 Syrian families [Christians]

    05/27/2015 3:44:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | 5/26/15
    Representatives of the Interior Ministry, the Foreign Ministry and the Office for Foreigners met on Tuesday morning to discuss the prospect of giving asylum to about 1,500 Syrian Christians.“Today Christians are persecuted in a barbaric way in Syria, they deserve that a Christian country such as Poland, fairly quickly responded with an offer for help,” Kopacz said.She added that this decision was unanimous at the meeting, which was attended by Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna and Interior Minister Teresa Piotrowska.“We'll start with taking on 60 families. It must be a very precise schedule of activities. We will count on the cooperation...
  • NASA’s New Horizons Sees More Detail as It Draws Closer to Pluto

    05/27/2015 3:42:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | May 27,2015 | Staff
    What a difference 20 million miles makes! Images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft are growing in scale as the spacecraft approaches its mysterious target. The new images, taken May 8-12 using a powerful telescopic camera and downlinked last week, reveal more detail about Pluto’s complex and high contrast surface. These images show Pluto in the latest series of New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) photos, taken May 8-12, 2015, compared to LORRI images taken one month earlier. In the month between these image sets, New Horizons’ distance to Pluto decreased from 68 million miles (110 million kilometers)...
  • House Dems push DHS to end 'jail-like' family detention

    05/27/2015 3:42:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/27/15 | Lydia Wheeler
    House Democrats, backed by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), are pushing hard for the Department of Homeland Security to end its program of holding illegal immigrant families in “jail-like” detention centers. “We believe your department has not fully grasped the serious harm being inflicted upon mothers and their children in custody,” said a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson signed by 135 lawmakers on Wednesday. In 2014, the DHS ramped up its practice of holding immigrant families in detention facilities amid an influx of 60,000 families arriving at the Mexican border. But lawmakers are...
  • EU Calls for Peace Talks to Resume Immediately

    05/27/2015 3:37:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/15
    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called Wednesday on Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to resume peace negotiations, saying the situation on the ground was "not sustainable," according to AFP. Mogherini issued the remarks after eyewitnesses said the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out four strikes on terror targets in Gaza on Wednesday, hours after terrorists launched five rockets at civilians in the Jewish state. "We see the situation on the ground as not sustainable and (it is) an illusion to think the status quo is an option," Mogherini said at the opening of an annual meeting in Brussels...
  • RAMOS CAN STAY, BUT MATT LAUER HAS TO GO

    05/27/2015 3:35:36 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 18 replies
    .anncoulter.com/ ^ | 5/27/15 | Ann coulter
    RAMOS CAN STAY, BUT MATT LAUER HAS TO GO May 27, 2015 I finally found a Mexican willing to do a job no American will do! I have an explosive book on the No. 1 issue in the country coming out next week, I've already written 10 New York Times best-sellers -- I'd be on a postage stamp if I were a liberal -- but can't get an interview on ABC, NBC or CBS. Only Mexican-born Jorge Ramos would interview me on his Fusion network. Yay, Jorge! After a spellbinding interview, Ramos ended by asking this excellent question -- which...
  • Nebraska legislature repeals death penalty, overriding governor's veto

    05/27/2015 3:31:56 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/27/2015 | Reuters
    Nebraska on Wednesday became the 19th U.S. state to abolish capital punishment as legislators narrowly voted to override the Republican governor's veto of a bill repealing the death penalty. The state's unicameral legislature voted 30-19, the exact number of votes needed to override Governor Pete Ricketts' veto, to replace capital punishment with a term of life without parole. Nebraska became the first majority Republican state to repeal the death penalty since North Dakota in 1993. Nebraska has not executed an inmate since 1997, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, which tracks capital punishment.
  • Scholarship fund for undocumented students launches fundraising drive

    05/27/2015 3:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Emma Brown
    TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for immigrant youths who entered the country illegally as children, is embarking on a campaign to raise at least $30 million to help undocumented students pay for college. Donald E. Graham, a former owner of The Washington Post who co-founded TheDream.US last year, has pledged $15 million to kick off the fundraising drive, as has hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. Their gifts were in addition to previous donations of $10 million each and were meant in part to spur other philanthropists to donate. The money will go toward providing $25,000 scholarships to undocumented students...
  • Robert Gates to Boy Scouts: Surrender Your Principles

    05/27/2015 3:27:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 27, 2015 | JASON MORGAN
    The Boy Scouts of America is a venerable institution. I can well remember when, as a Cub Scout in southern Louisiana, I learned the mysteries of initiation into the Scouts. It was exciting to become part of such a universally respected group. There were badges denoting achievement, uniforms indicating rank, handshakes conveying to other boys the hidden riches of membership, and, perhaps best of all, there was an oath.It was a galvanizing promise. One recited the oath while aiming for the heights, straining beyond one’s boyhood to glimpse the upright man that, with God’s help, one hoped to become....
  • Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

    05/27/2015 3:23:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/27/15 | Robert Burns - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to at least one, and perhaps as many as nine, laboratories that expected to receive dead spores. "At this time we do not suspect any risk to the general public," CDC spokeswoman Kathy Harben said.
  • Students Hold "SlutWalk" at OSU, Call for End of "Patriarcy, Cissexism, Heterosexism"

    05/27/2015 3:13:19 PM PDT · by rightistight · 64 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/27/15 | Aurelius
    Students at Oregon State University held a "SlutWalk" yesterday, calling for the end of the patriarchy, cissexism, and heterosexism. The rally began at the steps of Memorial Union, which is the student activity center at OSU. Fliers were posted around campus, trying to rally other students to the cause: Among other things that "SlutWalk" hopes to accomplish is the re-definition of the word "slut." They also hope to end "the patriarcy," "cissexism," "heterosexism," and "ableism:"
  • Southern Baptist volunteers on hold to help flooded Houston

    05/27/2015 3:10:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Christian Examiner ^ | May 27, 2015 | Joni B. Hannigan
    With flash flood warnings waking residents of America's fourth largest city today, yesterday's hope of receding waters have hampered volunteers who are waiting to descend on the city to help. "The water has to go down before we can do anything, but when it does we will be quick to mobilize our recovery and feeding units," Scottie Stice, director of Disaster Relief Ministries for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention told Christian Examiner early this morning. Floodwaters had begun to recede in Houston, according to reports by the city's Mayor Annise Parker. But the rivers and Bayous needed at least...
  • Scholastic Publishing Novel on Transgender Eight-Year-Old By Self-Described 'Fat Queer Activist'

    05/27/2015 3:07:28 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Masy 26, 2015 | JERYL BIER
    The speed with which the transgender agenda is moving may end up making the same-sex marriage debate look slow and deliberative by comparison. And now Scholastic, the children's publisher that specializes in distributing and selling books through schools, is poised to bring the issue to a middle school classroom near you. The medium is George, the story of an eight year old boy named George who desperately wants to be considered a girl.
  • Obama Won’t Take Immigration Battle Directly to Supreme Court

    05/27/2015 3:04:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2015 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    ... In a statement on Wednesday, officials from the Justice Department said they would not ask the Supreme Court to reverse this week’s decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that continues to block the president’s immigration actions. “The department believes the best way to achieve this goal is to focus on the ongoing appeal on the merits of the preliminary injunction itself,” said Patrick Rodenbush, a spokesman for the Justice Department. “Although the department continues to disagree with the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to stay the district court’s preliminary injunction, the department has determined that...
  • Clyburn Warns: Be Very, Very Careful

    05/27/2015 3:04:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned that James Clyburn, the former head honcho, the Congressional Black Caucasians in the House of Representatives, he was on the Voice of America last Friday. The correspondent there, Cindy Saine interviewed James Clyburn. He's a Democrat, South Carolina. And they were talking about Obama's nuke deal with Iran. And the correspondent said, "Are you in favor of the nuclear deal with Iran and the right of Congress to review it?" CLYBURN: I will say to my friends, be very, very careful how you treat this president because the turnabout is fair play. And I think that this...
  • Alert: Obama’s Newest Executive Action Could Shred One Of Your Basic Rights

    05/27/2015 3:03:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Thomas Agee
    Recent reports indicate federal bureaucrats are finalizing the details of a behemoth new Environmental Protection Agency mandate that would supersede property owners’ rights on any piece of land that contains any body of water – including a ditch that fills with rain water. Heritage Foundation Agricultural Policy Research Fellow Daren Bakst explained the ramifications of the rule, which will update the Clean Water Act of 1972, in an interview with The Blaze. “Property owners will not be able to engage in activities they should be able to engage in,” he said. “This will be devastating to private property rights.”
  • State Department Rules Out Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks

    05/27/2015 3:02:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/15 | Elad Benari
    The United States made clear on Wednesday that it will not consider an extension to reach an agreement on curbing Iran's nuclear program, despite indications from France and Iran that talks may stretch into July. "We're not contemplating any extension beyond June 30," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said at a news briefing, according to the Reuters news agency. He added that the United States believes the world powers working with Tehran can achieve their goal of reaching an agreement by the self-imposed deadline. Secretary of State John Kerry plans to travel to Geneva for a May 30 meeting with...
  • Liberals Fear Courts Could Overturn Obama's Legacy

    05/27/2015 2:59:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Got these two stories here. One is in the Washington Post, and the other is in The Politico, and they're almost identical. "Supreme Court Ruling Puts Obama's Immigration Legacy in Jeopardy." That's The Politico. The Washington Post: "President Obama's Legacy is Increasingly in Legal Jeopardy." Is this not amazing? Two wholly different, separate news companies have lead stories with almost identical headlines and the same premise. Sorry, narrative. And the narrative is that that hayseed judge in Texas, that Hanen, and these three judges at it Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals who upheld that stupid hayseed judge in Texas,...
  • Cruz Threatens to Subpoena Treasury Officials to Testify About Obamacare Rules

    05/27/2015 2:54:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CQ Roll Call ^ | May 27, 2015 | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Ted Cruz is warning he might seek to compel testimony from the Treasury Department about the Affordable Care Act. The Texas Republican presidential candidate, who has the gavel of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, said his staff had been informed by the Obama administration that witnesses would not be available to testify about the rule-making process for providing subsidies under Obamacare because of ongoing litigation. “For two main reasons, this excuse is entirely invalid,” Cruz wrote in a new letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew. “First, Congress retains its right to...
  • You Better Listen to What Marco Rubio Is Saying About the Assault on Christianity

    05/27/2015 2:52:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is the Christian Broadcasting Network, CBN, chief political correspondent David Brody interviewing Marco Rubio late yesterday. Question: "Does your deep faith drive public policy decisions on social issues like traditional marriage." RUBIO: We are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech, because today we've reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater. So what's the next step after that? after they're done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity,...
  • Commercial Crew Milestones Met; Partners on Track for Missions in 2017 (Manned Return to Space)

    05/27/2015 2:51:17 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | May 27, 2015 | Staff
    NASA has taken another step toward returning America’s ability to launch crew missions to the International Space Station from the United States in 2017. The Commercial Crew Program ordered its first crew rotation mission from The Boeing Company. SpaceX, which successfully performed a pad abort test of its flight vehicle earlier this month, is expected to receive its first order later this year. Determination of which company will fly its mission to the station first will be made at a later time. The contract calls for the orders to take place prior to certification to support the lead time necessary...
  • Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' stars in videos for Michigan skilled trades initiative

    05/27/2015 2:46:33 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Emily Lawler
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- Mike Rowe made dirty jobs look cool. Can he do the same for the tool and die industry? The state today at the Mackinac Policy Conference annouced a partnership with Rowe and his foundation, mikeroweWorks, to produce videos that show students skilled trades are sustainable, good career paths. Rowe's videos, targeted to middle and high school students, will highlight industries like tool and die, health care, construction and welding. "Closing the skills gap is not about creating opportunity. It's about making sure that people understand all of the opportunities that currently exist," Rowe said Wednesday. "Michigan...
  • Obama holds off on immigration appeal to the Supreme Court

    05/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The Department of Justice on Wednesday said it will not make an emergency request to the Supreme Court to lift an order blocking President Obama's executive action on immigration. Instead, the administration will focus on the appeal of the injunction itself at the 5th Circuit, which is expected to proceed in July. "The Department has determined that it will not seek a stay from the Supreme Court," Justice Department spokesman Patrick Rodenbush said. Rodenbush said the "best way" to win the case is "to focus on the ongoing appeal on the merits of the preliminary injunction itself. That appeal has...
  • Police: U.S. Airman Marcell Willis Shoots Walmart Workers, Kills Self

    05/27/2015 2:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    A U.S. airman “with no apparent motive” walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said. Grand Forks police said the shooting a few minutes after 1 a.m. may have been random, with no link yet found between Marcell Willis, 21, and either the store or the employees. Willis was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, about a dozen miles west of the city....
  • Rick Santorum announces second presidential bid

    05/27/2015 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 49 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Robert Costa
    CABOT, Pa. — Rick Santorum, the brusque and deeply conservative former senator who won nearly a dozen contests in the 2012 race for the Republican nomination, announced here Wednesday that he would seek to recapture that fleeting magic by entering a crowded primary likely to be far more difficult than the last.
  • Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions

    05/27/2015 2:34:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.27.1510:00 AM ET | Jackie Kucinich
    Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions Both Bill Clinton and his family’s charity have been tied to soccer’s governing body, as well as Qatar’s disastrous World Cup bid. And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news. The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer’s governing body and has partnered with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association on several occasions, according to donor listings on the foundation’s website. Several top FIFA executives were arrested Wednesday in Zurich and face corruption charges stretching back two decades, according to...
  • Washington Post Promotes the 'Evolution' of 'Forsaking Monogamy'

    05/27/2015 2:18:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 27, 2015 | 7:12 EDT | Tim Graham
    Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey’s beat is the Internet. But her big piece on the front page of Wednesday’s Style section is about something broader: “Forsaking monogamy: The evolution of relationships has made affairs less clandestine and less combustive. And of course there are Web sites to help match tryst-seekers.” This being the Post, there is no space for critics of the "evolution" of online adultery Web sites or their users. Dewey promoted the “non-monogamous dating site Open Minded,” where her married female subject, Jessie, advertised, “I’m into building deep and loving relationships that add to the joy and aliveness...