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  • Justina Pelletier’s Family Not Allowed to Visit Their Daughter on Easter Sunday

    04/18/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT · by This Just In · 48 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Steve Ertelt
    The family of Justina Pelletier will not be allowed to visit their daughter on Easter Sunday. The news comes after attorneys working with her family released a letter Justina reportedly wrote saying she is not being treated well. Jennifer Pelletier, Justina’s oldest sister, alerted supported of Justina on the family’s Facebook page: “There are 75 young people in the Wayside Youth Facility. 74 of them will be able to spend Easter Sunday with their families. The one who will not is Justina Pelletier!”
  • GOP stars steer clear of Nevada ranch fight

    04/17/2014 11:58:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/2014 | Timothy Cama
    GOP presidential hopefuls are largely steering clear of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight with the federal government. The showdown, which left armed militia members and feds staring each other down last week, has captivated talk radio and cable news shows, turning Bundy into a conservative cause célèbre. Yet Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate, are the only big-name Republicans to have spoken out on the dispute so far. Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been silent, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have also not...
  • Sheriff's Deputy Accidentally Shoots Himself (Trying to shoot dog)

    04/17/2014 2:52:23 PM PDT · by Ken H · 55 replies
    KCAL ^ | April 16, 2014 | Tony Shin
    A Riverside County [California] Sheriff's deputy endured some scary moments after coming face to face with a pit bull before accidentally shooting himself. Investigators say he opened fire in self-defense, but NBC4 heard a different story from the dog's owner.
  • POLICE MEET GEORGIA PARENTS OUTSIDE SCHOOL FOR OPTING CHILDREN OUT OF STATE TEST

    04/17/2014 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    On Wednesday Tracy and Mary Finney of Marietta, Georgia were met by a police officer outside their children’s public school and informed they were trespassing on school property because they opposed the school’s process of testing all children. The Finneys, whose children attend West Side Elementary School, had decided to opt their children out of Georgia’s state test, the CRCT. ~~~snip~~~~ Meg Norris, an organizer of United Opt-Out Georgia, told Breitbart News she is “shocked” at how the mandates to test children are being enforced in Georgia. “It’s happening in schools all over Georgia,” Norris said. “Even children who are...
  • Cop beats up model Air Force captain in his own home, issues arrest weeks later

    04/17/2014 7:32:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 17 Apr 2014 | Robby Soave
    An Air Force captain discovered he was banned from Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, due to pending charges against him from a previous encounter with a cop who had tried to arrest him for entering his own home. The charges — resisting arrest and obstructing an officer — have infuriated Captain Nicolas Aquino, a first-generation immigrant whose parents came to the United States from Paraguay as political exiles. Last December, an officer paid a visit to Aquino’s Monterey residence. Apparently, a neighbor had seen a man entering Aquino’s home, and reported a possible burglary to the authorities. The...
  • Illinois trooper charged for roadside strip search

    04/16/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 16, 2014
    <p>EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois state trooper is facing a felony aggravated battery charge after authorities say he strip-searched a man along the side of a road during a traffic stop.</p> <p>The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports 32-year-old Cory Alberson was released on $20,000 bail on Monday after he pleaded not guilty.</p>
  • The Problem with Cliven Bundy: His plight is sympathetic; his actions are hard to defend.

    04/16/2014 9:56:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 163 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2014 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The righteous indignation burns a little brighter on this side of the Atlantic than it does in Europe and beyond — the United States, per Fitzgerald, “having about it still that quality of the idea.” Forged in revolution, informed by soaring sentiment, and defined by acts of variously prudent dissidence, Americans of all sorts fancy themselves to be fighting the good fight. Judging by the rapturous reception that he has received from conservatives of late, Cliven Bundy is one of these sorts, and protests such as his, it seems, are how the West was won. After a longtime dispute...
  • Your Photo Could Be Included in the FBI’s New Facial Recognition Database

    04/16/2014 7:20:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    The Wire ^ | Apr 15, 2014 | Lucy Westcott
    Apr 15, 2014 4:03PM ET / Politics Your Photo Could Be Included in the FBI’s New Facial Recognition Database Lucy Westcott If you're applying for a job in the near future, there's a chance you could end up on the FBI's imminent new facial recognition database alongside criminals, whether you like it or not. According to information obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the database, known as Next Generation Identification (NGI), will for the first time combine criminal and noncriminal fingerprint databases, along with records of palm prints, iris scans, and mugshots. The NGI, which sounds like Facebook mixed with...
  • Don't think you can fool the IRS (Even if they are cash strapped and audit rates are down)

    04/15/2014 11:46:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/15/2014 | Kelsey Snell
    The IRS is cash-strapped and audit rates are down, but that doesn’t mean the average Jane or Joe can hide the ball from the tax man. The tax-collecting agency devotes more resources to chasing big fish like convicted tax cheat Wesley Snipes than the average middle-class taxpayer, that’s true. But the IRS is now using sophisticated software and data analysis that puts it in touch with taxpayers before the official audit process begins. “Now with automation and the electronic submission of W-2s and 1099s, the IRS just matches the information,” said David Kautter, managing director of the Kogod Tax Center...
  • Why Cliven Bundy Stands for the Constitution

    04/15/2014 2:34:42 PM PDT · by Buchal · 34 replies
    Buchal for Congress campaign website ^ | April 15, 2014 | James L. Buchal
    The saga of Cliven Bundy and his disputes with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been in the news recently, and many Oregonians cannot understand why rural folk all over the West identify with Mr. Bundy. A spokesman for his nemesis, the Center for Biological Diversity, summed up the urban case against Bundy, complaining that the BLM "is allowing a freeloading rancher and armed thugs to seize hundreds of thousands of acres of the people's land as their own fiefdom." But the Center for Biological Diversity has a proven history of lying about ranchers and grazing, and no rancher...
  • Ron Paul group to defy IRS [IRS demands Ron Paul's list of donors]

    04/15/2014 4:18:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | BY JOEL GEHRKE
    Ron Paul's nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service's demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so. "There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty," Megan Stiles, the communications director at Campaign for Liberty, told the Washington Examiner in an email on Tuesday. "We believe the First Amendment is on our side as evidenced by cases such as NAACP v. Alabama and International Union UAW v. National Right to Work. Many 501(c)(4) organizations protect the privacy of...
  • The Bundy Ranch Story...and Freedom in America

    04/15/2014 3:30:14 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 128 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM - The BUNDY RANCH ^ | April 15, 2014 | Jeff Head
    MY TWO CENTS: THE BUNDY RANCH & FREEDOM IN AMERCIA (Throughout the article, Click on any picture for a larger image) What happened in Clark County Nevada, north of Las Vegas, with the Bundy Cattle Ranch in late March and April of 2014 is a story that should be told to all Americans. We should all be proud of what firecly independent, God-fearing Americans accomplished there in standing up to Federal Government over-reach. Having been personally involved with other such incidents in the western United States over the last 15 years, I wanted the people of the United States to...
  • 7 Things Conservatives Should Take Away From Last Week’s Siege On Nevada

    04/15/2014 12:59:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 15, 2014 | MICHAEL OBERNDORF
    The events in Nevada this week have made a number of things crystal clear: 1) Our government, at least at the upper management/executive service level, is incredibly corrupt. 2) Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Misleader, is incredibly corrupt. 3) Obama’s Executive Branch, which allowed this situation to take place in the way that it did, is incredibly corrupt. 4) The judicial branch that has consistently allowed “environmentalists” to dictate public land policy is incredibly corrupt. 5) The “environmentalists” and their co-conspirators in Congress who foisted the so-called “Endangered Species Act” and numerous other extreme laws on us, and turned...
  • Beck Warns Americans Against Falling in With ‘Right’s Version of Occupy Wall Street’ (Bundy)

    04/15/2014 7:20:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 200 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 14, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    The controversy over a Nevada rancher’s decades-long use of public land without paying federal grazing fees has quickly become a national issue — one that Glenn Beck on Monday urged Americans to fully understand before taking a side on. “We did some research online with PsyID today, and found that there’s about 10 or 15 percent of the people who are talking about this online that are truly frightening,” Beck said on his television program. “They don’t care what the facts are. They just want a fight.” Beck said there are many “decent, small-government proponents from groups like the Tea...
  • Feds: 'Excessive force' found in Albuquerque police

    04/14/2014 4:29:06 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10 2014 | Associated Press
    The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday released a scathing report in response to a series of deadly police shootings that pointed to patterns of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department, serious constitutional violations and a lack of training and oversight of its officers. After more than a year of reviewing hundreds of cases handled by the Albuquerque police, the federal agency found that officers too frequently used deadly force on people "who posed a minimal threat" and used a higher level of force too often on those with mental illness.
  • Texas woman arrested after failing to stop and talk to police officer

    04/14/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 129 replies
    upi ^ | April 14, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    WHITEHOUSE , Texas, A Texas woman who was approached by a police officer who was “acting suspicious” was arrested after she failed to stop and talk to him. Melissa Bonnette was out for a walk on Friday morning when a Whitehouse Police Department officer pulled up alongside her on a motorcycle and asked her to talk. The officer, Shawn Johnson, allegedly approached Bonnette because she was walking on the wrong side of the road. "I thought that maybe he was flirting," Bonnette told KYTX. "I just thought it was odd, I thought it was odd. I wasn't really sure but...
  • Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman

    04/14/2014 4:55:33 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 122 replies
    Grumpy Opinions ^ | PUMABydesign001
    Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman. (See my post entitled, “Margaret Bundy Houston Tells Town Board of Being Tackled by BLM: Feds Take Cattle Watering System.”) His name is Michael Roop. Roop is a State Staff Ranger for BLM, Oregon and to put it mildly, on the internet, this punk with a gun, badge, pepper spray and a K-9 is trending.
  • Bundy ranch dispute with federal land agency draws variety of foot soldiers

    04/14/2014 12:27:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 13, 2014 | By BEN BOTKIN
    BUNKERVILLE — Cliven Bundy’s fight with the Bureau of Land Management over the federal agency’s roundup of his cattle attracted a diverse group of foot soldiers: fellow ranchers, Las Vegans and militia and patriot groups were among them. Their battle cry is the U.S. Constitution and liberty. They fear the federal government overstepping its bounds at every turn. This concern, in their view, applies to those from all walks of life, be it a rural Southern Nevada rancher or a militia member from northern Montana. Ultimately, the Bundy protest — which was defused Saturday when federal land officials agreed to...
  • Santa Clara Police Kill Woman Waving Aluminum Baseball Bat

    04/14/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Santa Clara police fatally shot a woman who they say started attacking them with a baseball bat. Lt. Kurt Clarke said in a statement the officers, whom he did not identify, feared "for their safety," and fired at her about 4:50 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Lick Mill Boulevard after they were called there because she called 911 "making threats to harm herself and others." When they arrived, police said the woman came out of the front door and attacked the officers with the bat. She was treated at the scene but died later at a hospital. Download...
  • UPDATE: Armed Bundy family leaders meet with BLM officers

    04/12/2014 1:43:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 122 replies
    8NewsNow KLAS Las Vegas ^ | 4-12-2014 | Caroline Bleakley
    UPDATE: Armed Bundy family leaders meet with BLM officers Posted: Apr 12, 2014 3:06 PM EDT Updated: Apr 12, 2014 4:05 PM EDT By Caroline Bleakley, Senior Online Editor - LAS VEGAS --  Armed Bundy family leaders are meeting with BLM officers to discuss what will become of the cattle that the feds removed from BLM land, over the past week.Tensions are running high and I-15 is closed in both directions, about seven miles south of Mesquite, because protesters have blocked the freeway, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.The protesters have gathered in support of rancher Cliven Bundy, who has been locked...
  • Lawbreaking Rancher Cliven Bundy Wins Victory That Will Embolden Domestic Terrorists (BARF!)

    04/12/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 207 replies
    PolticusUSA ^ | 4-12-2014 | Keith Brekhus
    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced today that it was ending its effort to seize Cliven Bundy’s herd of cattle that has been illegally grazing on federal land. The reason the BLM suspended the cattle round up was to protect the safety of federal employees and members of the general public. Bundy and a smattering of his right-wing supporters have threatened to wage a range war if the government continues with its effort to enforce the law. Let that sink in for a minute. The government is halting their efforts to enforce the law because of the threats being...
  • VIDEO: BREAKING Cell Towers Shut Down @ Bundy Ranch Siege

    04/11/2014 5:38:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 279 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 11, 2014 | DataBratM82A01
    We're getting reports that the cell towers have been shut down in the area of the Cliven Bundy Ranch. We need your help in confirming these reports as we cannot reach our correspondents on the scene. Please leave your comments below if you are able to verify these claims. VIDEO
  • Out-of-state groups ride in to stand with Nevada rancher in battle with feds over grazing rights

    04/11/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 107 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4/11/2014
    Groups from as far away as New Hampshire are riding out to Nevada to join the cattle rancher whose standoff with the federal government is growing tenser by the day. The groups said they were going to the ranch, some 80 miles north of Las Vegas to stand with Cliven Bundy, who property is surrounded by federal agents. Bundy's herd, which once numbered nearly 1,000, is being thinned out by private contractors under the watch of dozens of armed federal agents in SUVs and helicopters, the government says, he has refused for two decades to pay fees to allow the...
  • Nevada rancher's son freed, BLM collecting cattle

    04/09/2014 8:18:46 AM PDT · by FBD · 412 replies
    KLAS- TV LAS VEGAS ^ | Posted: Apr 07, 2014 2:07 PM PDTUpdated: Apr 08, 2014 11:48 AM PDT | By Glen Meek, I-Team Reporter -  By Kyle Zuelke, Photojournalist
    LAS VEGAS -- The son of a rural Nevada cattle rancher has been freed from federal custody, a day after his arrest by agents working to remove cattle from disputed grazing areas northeast of Las Vegas. A U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman in Las Vegas said Monday that 37-year-old Dave Bundy is accused of refusing to disperse and resisting officers.Bundy's mother, Carol Bundy, says U.S. Bureau of Land Management agents arrested her son Sunday in a parked car on State Route 170 near Bunkerville. Pictures obtained by the 8 News NOW I-Team show where David Bundy had parked his car to take...
  • 'Tosh.0' production assistant shot, killed by cops after he's mistaken for stabbing suspect

    04/11/2014 5:49:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Lee Moran
    U.S 'Tosh.0' production assistant shot, killed by cops after he's mistaken for stabbing suspect in Los Angeles John Winkler was reportedly trying escape Alexander McDonald, who had allegedly been holding two of his neighbors hostage at knifepoint, when L.A. County sheriff's deputies gunned him down Monday night. BY Lee Moran NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:29 AM
  • Welcome to the United Police States of America: Federal Agents Taser Bundy Ranch Protestors

    04/10/2014 5:13:12 AM PDT · by SavingtheRepublic.com · 54 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhJ6H9vlEDA This all started over the govt taking land in 1993 that the Bundy family has had access to since the late 1870's in which their cattle graze. The land has been deemed a protected habitat for the desert turtle where Bundy's cattle can still graze as long as they pay the grazing tax. The family has refused to pay the tax which has ballooned according to the feds to $1.3 million, keep in mind to run this operation of armed govt agent stormtroopers and removing the cattle the cost will be over $3 million! Yea that's the govt for...
  • House panel to hold contempt vote on IRS official [Live Thread]

    04/10/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 434 replies
    AP via WaPo ^ | April 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON — A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
  • Man wrongly jailed for 15 months until this video proved cop had lied

    04/04/2014 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    A wrongly imprisoned Dallas man, who just won his $1.1 million lawsuit against the city, would still be in jail if not for the discovery of video evidence, which proved that his arresting officer had attacked him and lied about it. In December of 2009, Dallas police Officer Matthew Antkowiak was dispatched to break up a fight between two white men. But on his way to the scene, he saw a black man, 62-year-old Ronald Jones, crossing the street. Antkowiak claimed that Jones was throwing beer bottles. He stopped his car and approached Jones. According to the officer, Jones tried...
  • Names of six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman made public

    04/04/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman
    The names of the six-member jury panel that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have been made public for the first time, after a new court order, records show. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who had previously ordered the jurors' identifying information be kept confidential, granted access to the names in a ruling March 21.
  • The Duke Lacrosse Accuser Stands by Her Story

    04/02/2014 6:13:44 PM PDT · by abb · 29 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | April 2, 2014 | William D. Cohan
    In March 2006, Crystal Gail Mangum, a student at North Carolina Central University, who worked as a stripper and an escort, accused three members of the Duke lacrosse team — Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans — of raping her at an off-campus party. The case captivated the country, with the media breathlessly reporting the statements of prosecutor Mike Nifong, who was later fired, disbarred and imprisoned for 24 hours, and then those of the players' defense attorneys in a seemingly endless loop of contradictions. In April 2007, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said there was "no credible...
  • (Freeper) Master Sergeant Christopher Grisham found guilty in right to carry trial

    03/31/2014 12:40:49 PM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    BREAKING: Master Sergeant Christopher Grisham has been found guilty of interfering with police duties, a class B misdemeanor. Grisham could face a possible $2,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail for the offense. The retrial of Fort Hood soldier C.J. Grisham began Monday after a jury was unable to come to a verdict in the case last month. Monday, the jury heard two witnesses testify including the Temple police officer who arrested Grisham as well as the woman who made the call to police. Temple police officer Steve Ermis took the stand to give his account of what...
  • EPA land grab? Agency claims authority over more streams, wetlands

    03/25/2014 3:37:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2014
    In what critics are describing as a government land grab, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a change Tuesday to the Clean Water Act that would give it regulatory authority over temporary wetlands and waterways. The proposal immediately sparked concerns that the regulatory power could extend into seasonal ponds, streams and ditches, including those on private property. "The ... rule may be one of the most significant private property grabs in U.S. history," said Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The EPA proposal would apply pollution regulations to the country's so-called "intermittent...
  • ‘We’re Going to Get Creamed’: Lerner Emails Paint Picture of Planning 501(c)(4) Scrutiny

    03/12/2014 11:04:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 11, 2014 - 5:44 pm | Rodrigo Sermeño
    A House committee report claims Lois Lerner, who oversaw the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, lied to Congress about her involvement in the targeting scandal. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report Tuesday concluding that Lerner “created unprecedented roadblocks for Tea Party organizations” and “worked surreptitiously to advance new Obama administration regulations that curtail the activities of existing 501(c)(4) organizations.” […] The emails paint a picture of IRS officials being aware of the potential political consequences of their actions and the increasing attention on the issue. On several occasions, Lerner received...
  • 'Kangaroo court' in Brockton, Mass. convicts pro-life activist Peter D'Attilio on three charges.

    03/04/2014 1:07:05 PM PST · by massmike · 32 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 03/04/2014 | n/a
    On Wednesday, Feb. 12, pro-life activist Peter D'Attilio was convicted by a jury on three charges stemming from an incident when he held a pro-life sign in front of a school in Brockton, Mass. on March 21, 2012. After a two-day trial in Brockton District Court, the six-person jury found him guilty of disturbing a school, trespass, and resisting arrest. Those verdicts came despite the fact that Peter's lawyer (using testimony by the prosecution's own witnesses) clearly proved that he did not commit any of those crimes. This was a monumental miscarriage of justice. In the end, the facts and...
  • Cop tells student filming him: ‘You just lost your free speech rights!’ [VIDEO]

    02/27/2014 6:47:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-27-2014 | Robby Soave
    A chilling video of Maryland police silencing an innocent student who was recording the arrests of two other people has civil libertarians outraged. The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected — wrongly — to his actions. Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that he knew he had the right to film them, but the cops were prepared to use any excuse to shut him down. First...
  • Live Thread: Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws

    02/26/2014 7:02:13 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://judiciary.house.gov ^ | February 26, 2014 | Chairman
    Witness Panel 1 The Honorable Jim Gerlach United States House of Representatives Gerlach Testimony.pdf (146.3 KBs) The Honorable Diane Black United States House of Representatives Black Testimony.pdf (305.2 KBs) The Honorable Tom Rice United States House of Representatives Rice Testimony.pdf (271.7 KBs) The Honorable Ron DeSantis United States House of Representatives DeSantis Testimony.pdf (315.3 KBs) Witness Panel 2 Mr. Jonathan Turley George Washington University Law School Turley Testimony.pdf (338.6 KBs) Ms. Elizabeth Price Foley Florida International University College of Law Foley testimony.pdf (682.6 KBs) Mr. Christopher Schroeder Duke University Law School Schroeder Testimony.pdf (221.0 KBs) Permalink: http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/2014/2/enforcing-the-president-s-constitutional-duty-to-faithfully-execute-the-laws
  • Motorists criticize federal study of drunk driving

    02/19/2014 11:45:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2014 2:39 AM EST | Michael Rubinkam
    Orange cones and flashing police lights confronted Ricardo Nieves as he rounded a bend on the way to his mother’s house. Before he knew what was going on, Nieves said a man working for a government contractor stepped in front of his car and forced him to turn into a parking lot. There, a woman repeatedly tried to question him about his driving habits and asked for a mouth swab that would detect the presence of illegal or prescription drugs in his system. Nieves refused. Then he sued, contending his rights were violated. His Dec. 13 experience has been repeated...
  • Dream-Team Smackdown! Pirro & Gowdy Trash Feckless Congress

    02/18/2014 9:18:22 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://www.westernfreepress.com ^ | Feburary 18, 2014 | David Leeper
    Are you tired of wishy-washy commentary? For telling it “like it is”, it’s hard to beat Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Here they are together, in a dream-team classic, as Pirro encourages Gowdy’s refreshing take-no-prisoners, no-BS style. Together they trash our feckless Congress for meekly standing by as Barack Obama walks all over the US Constitution. Memo to Fox News: Please keep bringing this pair back for more. The times demand exactly this kind of commentary! This excerpt is from Fox News’ “On the Record”, Feb 17, 2014
  • Jerk of the Week - Milwaukee County District Attorney

    02/15/2014 1:06:47 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 7 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Many times we have focused on liberal hypocrites or establishment politicians as our Jerk of the Week recipients. However, there is one category of scum that truly deserves our scorn and disgust. I'm speaking of those who use the power of government to harass their political foes and attempt to stifle their God-given rights as enumerated in our Constitution. That's why our Jerk of the Week is John Chisholm, the Milwaukee County District Attorney. A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed early this week against the special prosecutor, the presiding judge, and top prosecutors in the Milwaukee County District Attorney's...
  • Presidential Power Grab Leaves Critics Asking If WH Is "Lawless"

    02/14/2014 6:48:35 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | You Tube
    Jonathan Turley and Nicholas Rosenkranz with Megyn Kelly, discussion Obama's abuse of power.
  • The GOP Should Use the Power of the Purse

    02/08/2014 9:25:20 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/8/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ‘The House should sharply reduce IRS funding until the agency is more responsive.” Well, I’d have omitted everything after “funding” but this was still an astute observation, offered at the conclusion of Thursday’s excellent Wall Street Journal editorial. I’m grateful to have smart guys on the team, even if slumming with us power-of-the-purse radicals may get them booted from the GOP’s “We’re only one-half of one-third” circle of submission. The editors were exercised over the revenue agency’s latest shenanigans, which include covering up its past shenanigans — the willful targeting of conservative groups in order to frustrate their opposition to...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz with Neil Cavuto on the Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama

    01/29/2014 2:36:21 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | January 29, 2014 | SenTedCruz·
    Ted Cruz on Neil Cavuto explains how Obama's executive actions are unlike other presidents. Cruz gives examples how other presidents have handled gridlock in DC. Cavuto plays clip of Romney interview stating GOP should select a moderate. Cruz response is to select someone who stands for principle, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. On the Debt ceiling issue, Cruz feels it appropriate to put conditions on it to control spending.
  • Obama to play Knockout Game with the Constitution

    01/29/2014 12:29:34 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    Exclusive to FR ^ | Wednesday, January 29,2014 | cc
    The knockout game is criminal activity. And it will continue as long as decent citizens don't stand up to it and say "enough!" Same with Obama's abuse of power - he took an oath, yet now conveniently refuses to obey it. To repeat what's been said before - "All that's necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men and women to do nothing". Of course, it won't be easy, because Obama's boot-licking media lackeys are doing a pretty good job of intimidating most of the populace. And anybody that does criticize this clown will automatically be smeared as...
  • Predator drone helps convict North Dakota farmer in first case of its kind

    01/28/2014 7:40:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 91 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 28, 2014
    <p>A North Dakota farmer convicted of terrorizing law officers two years ago is the first American to be sentenced to prison with the help of a Predator drone, Forbes reported.</p> <p>Rodney Brossart, who was accused at the time of stealing six cows from a neighbor, was arrested after a summer-long standoff in 2011. Authorities say Brossart family members refused to allow deputies on their farmstead and didn't show up for court hearings.</p>
  • Obama hiking minimum pay for new federal contracts

    01/28/2014 7:29:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2014 7:40 AM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, the White House said Tuesday. The president will announce the increase during his State of the Union address. The increase from a national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour will not affect existing federal contracts, only new ones. Moreover, contract renewals will not be affected unless other terms of the agreement change. The order would be one of the biggest examples in the State of the Union of Obama’s vow to use presidential authority to push for policies...
  • ‘Face the Nation’ Edits Out Senator Cruz Condemning Obama’s ‘Abuse of Power'

    01/26/2014 8:57:19 PM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday morning and was met with a barrage of questions from host Bob Schieffer about his involvement in the government shutdown. Apart from being the victim of Schieffer’s accusations that the Tea Party senator was to blame for the shutdown, it also appears that Mr. Cruz was the victim of editing by CBS. Based on video from Senator Cruz’s YouTube page and what aired on today’s Face the Nation broadcast, the senator’s comments surrounding President Obama’s “abuse of power” were edited from the program. Instead what aired was a...
  • EPA Decree Shrinks Size of Wyoming by a Million Acres -

    01/21/2014 8:19:59 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 63 replies
    CNS News ^ | 01/21/2014 | Matt Vepsa
    Why is the EPA altering state boundaries in Wyoming - and reversing over 100 years of established law? Well, apparently the city of Riverton now falls under the jurisdiction of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead warned of the dangers to all Americans of this type of unilateral land redistribution by the EPA: ...My deep concern is about an administrative agency of the federal government altering a state's boundary and going against over 100 years of history and law. "This should be a concern to all citizens because, if the EPA can unilaterally take land away from...
  • Jennings Resident Says Dog Was Shot For No Reason; Sheriff Says Deputy Felt Threatened

    01/18/2014 11:04:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 120 replies
    Greenfield Reporter ^ | January 17, 2014
    A Jennings resident claims one of his pit bulldogs was shot to death for no reason by a Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Deputy. Jeff Davis Sheriff Ivy Woods told KPLc that the shooting happened Thursday as a deputy was on a call in the area where Jacob Authement lives. The deputy was responding to a complaint from neighbors about four-wheelers being driven in the area.
  • Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?

    01/17/2014 7:25:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The American Dream ^ | January 16, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented. Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the “purge” of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years. So why is this happening? When I was growing up, my father was an officer in the U.S. Navy. And what is going on...
  • Obama Aides: He Didn't Know Extent of NSA Surveillance

    01/17/2014 11:10:29 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    The Truth Revolt ^ | January 17, 2014
    Obama Aides: He Didn't Know Extent of NSA Surveillance "I think it was disturbing to most people, and I think he found it disturbing.” President Obama doesn’t merely claim ignorance of the IRS’ targeting of politically conservative groups or the Department of Justice’s targeting of journalists: according to The New York Times, Obama was also ignorant of the extent of NSA surveillance. According to the Times, “aides said Mr. Obama was surprised to learn after leaks by Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, just how far the surveillance had gone.” David Plouffe, Obama’s advisor, said, “Things seem...