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  • Listen as a room filled with Democrats cheers, laughs, and applauds at the death of Antonin Scalia

    08/10/2016 7:08:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/16 | Robert Laurie
    Sick To Democrats, nothing matters but agenda. Hypocrisy doesn’t matter, hubris doesn’t matter, decency doesn’t matter. All that matters is that they seize power and use it to ram their ideology down the throats of others. We see it time and again. Like an army of three-year-olds, they’re happy as long as they get their way. If a few people die along the way, and that happens to help their cause, well, that’s just hunky dory.
  • U.S. top court hears ex-media baron Conrad Black's appeal

    12/08/2009 2:43:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 503+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/09 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A lawyer for former media baron Conrad Black urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn his fraud conviction, and several justices asked whether the federal law at issue was too vague. The Canadian-born Black, a member of Britain's House of Lords, has been in prison since March 2008, when he began serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice. Attorney Miguel Estrada, representing Black and two ex-colleagues who were found guilty of defrauding shareholders of one-time newspaper publishing giant Hollinger International Inc, argued before the Supreme Court that all convictions in the...
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 10:16:51 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/7/16 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trump’s private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges. Trump’s most tense exchange was with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has been vocal in his concerns about the business mogul’s candidacy, especially his rhetoric and policies on immigration that the senator argues alienate many Latino voters and others in Arizona....
  • Trump's VEEP Should Not Be a Sitting Senator

    07/06/2016 7:51:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Personal Opinion ^ | July 6, 2016 | Xzins
    It goes without saying that Senator Jeff Sessions is popular with a huge number of Americans. It is also true that Joni Ernst, a war veteran, is a rising star in Republican ranks. Either would make wonderful Vice Presidents for different reasons. However, the trade-off is unacceptable. In the case of Ernst, she is sitting as senator in Iowa, at best a purple state. There is absolutely no guarantee that her seat would be won by a Republican. Why is that so crucial? The Republican majority in the Senate is only 4 senators. And this year the Republicans have 24...
  • Court Strikes Down Obama Health Care Rule on Insurance Standards

    07/05/2016 6:50:58 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ruled that consumers must be allowed to buy certain types of health insurance that do not meet the stringent standards of the Affordable Care Act, deciding that the administration had gone beyond the terms of federal law. The court struck down a rule issued by the Obama administration that barred the sale of such insurance as a separate stand-alone product. “Disagreeing with Congress’s expressly codified policy choices isn’t a luxury administrative agencies enjoy,” the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said on Friday in a decision that criticized...
  • Obama’s DOJ to ‘Look Into’ Challenging SCOTUS on Executive Amnesty

    06/29/2016 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into options to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that effectively determined a lower court’s decision neutering President Obama’s executive amnesty would stand. The ruling would help to prevent Obama from ignoring U.S. laws and from allowing many illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without deportation. The statements from Attorney General Lynch were made during an interview with Reuters. The Reuters writer appears to have confused the ruling, as SCOTUS did not make the decision to block President Obama’s executive amnesty, they simply tied in their decision–which led to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling...
  • Hillary: Abortion Is A ‘Constitutional Right,’ Unsure About Second Amendment

    06/11/2016 7:52:44 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/10/2016 | Steve Guest
    Hillary Clinton has no problem calling abortion a “constitutional right,” but when it comes to the Second Amendment, she has refused to take a position. On Friday, Clinton thanked Planned Parenthood for providing abortions when she said that it was a “constitutional right” for women to get an abortion. However, last Sunday, Clinton refused to say whether or not the right to bear arms was a constitutional right. Instead, Clinton criticized late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “I think that for most of our history there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment until the decision by the late...
  • Stephen Colbert Slams Senate for Failing to Pass Gun Control Bills

    06/22/2016 7:10:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Nick Paschal
    Stephen Colbert was angrier than usual with the Senate after they failed to pass any of the proposed gun control bills this week. The Late Show host had a hard time believing that they couldn’t come together on something that so many Americans agree on, saying, “Ninety-two percent of Americans want to expand background checks for gun buyers, and you just ignore them. Since when does 8 percent of the population get to have total control of an issue?”
  • Paul Ryan's Treason

    06/21/2016 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 159 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    In an awkward interview with the Huffington Post, House Speaker Paul Ryan threatened to sue Donald Trump if he were to ban Muslim immigration or build a border wall with Mexico. Considering the current track record of suing Obama over abuses of power, this is little more than a confession of impotence. And yet it’s deeply troubling that a top Republican is willing to go to such lengths to fight for Muslim migration or for that matter illegal immigration in general.
  • Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes

    06/21/2016 11:39:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the company’s treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans.
  • Why Paul Ryan Wants Hillary Clinton To Win The White House

    06/21/2016 11:14:21 AM PDT · by BAW · 118 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | June 21, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Sources now indicate Paul Ryan wants Hillary Clinton to be America’s next president, and is doing everything in his power to secure that very outcome. If that allows Hillary to nominate up to three more Supreme Court Justices and thus tilt the balance of power of the Court so it represents far-left, progressive views, so be it. The forty-six-year-old Paul Ryan doesn’t care because he has already been promised, and wishes to make certain, that he is the GOP’s 2020 nominee for president. And it’s not just the 2020 election cycle that is currently on the table. Powerful Republican insiders...
  • Franklin Graham [Facebook Post About Today's Meeting with Donald Trump]

    06/21/2016 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/21/16 | Franklin Graham
    I’ve been in New York this morning to attend a meeting organized by Dr. Ben Carson and others who invited Donald J. Trump to speak to evangelical Christian leaders from across the country. Governor Mike Huckabee was moderator and Mr. Trump answered questions on a wide range of issues. Dr. James Dobson asked the first question–he asked Mr. Trump what he would do concerning religious liberty issues. Mr. Trump said the number one thing he could do for religious liberty would be to appoint great Supreme Court justices and he reminded everyone that the next president could appoint up to...
  • Wife of Clarence Thomas: Retirement Rumors Aren't True

    06/20/2016 2:05:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Guy Benson
    This item in the Washington Examiner touched off a brief spate of panic among right-leaning Court watchers late yesterday, as conservatives contemplated the potential ramifications of another SCOTUS vacancy arising upon the departure of a reliably conservative justice. Antonin Scalia's death earlier this year was a serious blow that underscored the stakes of the fall election. Could it possibly be true that Clarence Thomas is also eying the exits -- even with the Democrats favored to retain the White House at this point in the race? Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement after the presidential election, according...
  • What to Expect When Trump Meets 900 Evangelical Leaders Tuesday

    06/19/2016 5:15:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    CP Politics ^ | 6/19/16 | Anugrah Kumar
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's closed-door meeting Tuesday with 900 top evangelical and social conservative leaders will be a time of questions and answers on issues such as the Supreme Court, sanctity of life and religious freedom, according to an organizer, who said a similar meeting is being discussed also with Trump's rival Hillary Clinton. "Of the more than 50,000 questions that came in, many of them focused on those three issues. Others focused on issues related to leadership, national security, and faith," Johnnie Moore, the spokesperson for My Faith Votes, a non-partisan organization focused on engaging the 25...
  • Chuck Todd To Paul Ryan: Supporting Trump Puts ‘Party Over Country’

    06/19/2016 8:23:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton: the patriotic choice for president? That seems the implication of Chuck Todd’s challenge to Paul Ryan in an interview aired on today’s Meet The Press. When Ryan told Todd that as Speaker of the House, he was supporting Trump, Todd retorted: “you just made a case though for party over country.” How absurd! As Ryan rightly went on to explain to Todd, “No I didn’t! I know Hillary Clinton won’t agree with anything we want to do. She’ll put a bad judge on the Supreme Court. She won’t agree with any of the conservative reforms we’re trying to...
  • La Raza Council Cancels Pro-Muslim, Anti-Trump Event After Massive Terrorist Attack

    06/12/2016 10:00:50 PM PDT · by detective · 116 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/12/2016 | Casey Harper
    A coalition of civil rights groups planned to hold an event Monday attacking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his rhetoric against Mexicans and Muslims, but cancelled it after 50 people were killed and at least 53 more wounded in a reported Islamic terrorist attack Sunday. The event was supposed to include leaders from several top rights groups including National Council of La Raza and Muslim Advocates, an advocacy group founded by American Muslim lawyers. The groups said in a press release promoting the event they planned to condemn Trump for “demonizing” certain groups and would demand an apology. The...
  • Wealthy Cruz and Bush Donors Dump Millions Into Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

    05/09/2016 6:02:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 190 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund founded by billionaire James Simons, donated over $13 million to Sen. Ted Cruz’s failed presidential campaign. For a guy who’s supposed to be pretty smart with his money, the ROI on that one has got to sting. Nevertheless, now that Mr. Cruz is out of the race, Mr. Simons has begun pouring millions of dollars into Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, with Renaissance Technologies donating over $2 million to Ms. Clinton so far this election cycle. Euclidean Capital—also owned by Mr. Simons—has given the Clinton campaign over $7 million in contributions, and such figures are likely to...
  • GOPe Conservative Pundits Should Relocate to Realville

    06/11/2016 4:43:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Realville, as Rush often says, is where he lives. That’s a place without blinkers or rose-colored glasses. That’s actually where we all live, though some of us prefer to deny it. That is, until reality bites. Then our wishful thinking or willful ignorance dashes upon the hard rock of unforgiving reality. The crackup always smarts. Thus is the case with the 2016 presidential election. There’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In other words, there’s Column A and Column B. That’s the choice. Column C is fairyland. Come November, tens of millions of voters will flock to the polls to choose...
  • Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

    06/11/2016 4:46:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Queer Voices The Blog ^ | June 10, 2016 | Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-At-Large
    Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was “far more accepting” on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And he’s doing it in a more insidious, under-the-radar way than any previous GOP presidential nominee. Though he rarely raises his positions against LGBT rights on the campaign trail, Trump is making pacts with anti-LGBT forces. Today, Trump spoke at the Road to the Majority summit in Washington, an event attended by Christian right activists and sponsored by the Faith...
  • Trump knocks rivals in Florida and Pennsylvania — and not just the Democrats

    06/11/2016 4:51:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal
    Donald Trump called for the Republican Party to fall in line behind his presidential bid Saturday during campaign swings through Florida and Pennsylvania, attacking skeptical members of his own party along with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “We have a war to win against a very crooked politician. The Republican Party really should get their act together,” Trump said here Saturday. “They have to come together. We have to win. And if for no other reason, the Supreme Court, remember that.”
  • Donald Trump’s Opponents Call for Violence At Rally: ‘Fascism Wants Us to Peacefully Resist’

    06/11/2016 2:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A flyer circulated before Donald Trump’s Friday rally in Richmond, Virginia, called for violence and declared “passive resistance … has no effect on heartless racists.” Under a headline of “Self-Defense,” the flyer reads: We fully support your right to self-defense, we do not expect you to take a beating by Trump goons in order to “look good.” Your safety is important, protect yourself. Fascism wants us to peacefully resist while it steamrolls us. We take our inspiration from the workers of Spain who rose up by the millions to fight fascism when it came to their country. Passive resistance works...
  • Jeff Sessions: Wall at Democratic National Convention a double standard

    06/11/2016 7:05:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    al.com ^ | June 10 2016 | Howard Koplowitz
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., accused presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee of applying a double standard by planning to construct fencing around this summer's Democratic convention. "It's interesting that the Democratic National Committee will have a wall around their convention to keep unapproved people out while at the same time, their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, pushes for open borders policies that are even more radical than President Obama's," Alabama's junior senator said in astatement. "She would refuse to deport dangerous criminal aliens until after they have been convicted of committing heinous crimes against Americans, close detention...
  • When Leftists Believe the Race of a Judge Matters

    06/11/2016 10:46:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 9, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    A brief look at the most egregious examples from the last 40 yearsAnnoyed at federal judge Gonzalo P. Curiel's persistent rulings against him in the Trump University case (brought by a law firm that has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches by Bill and Hillary), Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that maybe it's because the judge is a second-generation Mexican immigrant. The entire media -- and most of the GOP -- have spent 10 months telling us that Mexicans in the United States are going to HATE Trump for saying he'll build a wall. Now they're outraged...
  • McConnell Vows: 'Obama Will Not Get a Supreme Court Justice in the 11th Hour'

    06/10/2016 12:39:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 10, 2016 | 12:45 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed again Friday that the Senate will not confirm President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, this year. “Let me say this once more, and let me say it clearly: Barack Obama will not get a Supreme Court Justice in the 11th hour of his presidency on the way out the door,” McConnell said to loud applause at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C. …
  • Chicago Tribune: NRA Exaggerating Hillary Clinton's Threat To Gun Rights

    05/29/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 26, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial in which it claimed the NRA is exaggerating Hillary Clinton’s threat to gun rights. Focusing on the Supreme Court, the Tribune claimed there is no guarantee that Republicans would confirm Clinton’s appointees to the highest court, and even if they did, there is no guarantee those justices would revisit landmark decisions like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) or McDonald v. Chicago (2010).
  • Newt Gingrich Backtracks on Calling Sonya Sotomayor a Racist

    06/06/2016 9:28:02 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 43 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | June 3, 2009 | John Amato
    Newt Gingrich confirms that he's running for President in 2012 because you know he would never backtrack from a statement like this: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday he shouldn't have called Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist, but said he was still concerned that she would bring bias to her decisions.
  • Noah Feldman Admits that First and Second Amendments are Fundamental Rights

    06/06/2016 4:52:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Bloomberg.com via Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Noah Feldman is a Harvard law professor and a prolific author. In an op-ed in The Post and Courier, Noah Feldman has penned an article that grudgingly admits that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right deserving as much respect as the First Amendment.  Feldman gets much wrong.  For example, he declares that the Supreme Court found that the Second Amendment is an individual right for the first time in 2008.  From bloomberg.com: The evolution of gun rights has an internal legal logic to it. The contemporary story starts in 2008 with the case of D.C. v. Heller, a 5-to-4...
  • U.S. escalates ethics battle with judge in immigration case

    06/05/2016 7:40:26 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 6/4/2016 | Lyle Denniston
    Escalating its constitutional battle with a federal judge over the ethics of government lawyers in the major test case on presidential power over immigration, the Justice Department late Friday night asked a federal appeals court to swiftly nullify the judge’s order of sanctions. In a massive filing of nearly four hundred pages, the department also asked that the judge’s order be put on hold while it is being challenged in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. This new conflict between the Obama administration and U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, is separate but related...
  • Paul Ryan: Donald Trump can help make reality of bold House policy agenda

    06/02/2016 12:19:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    gazettextra.com ^ | 06/02/2016
    As I said from the start, my goal has been to unite the party so we can win in the fall. And if we’re going to unite, it has to be over ideas. Donald Trump and I have talked at great length about things such as the proper role of the executive and fundamental principles such as the protection of life. The list of potential Supreme Court nominees he released after our first meeting was very encouraging. But the House policy agenda has been the main focus of our dialogue. We’ve talked about the common ground this agenda can represent....
  • Letter by climate change scientists urging prosecution of skeptics deemed a 'mistake'

    06/02/2016 9:57:39 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Truncated title. Full title:Letter by climate change scientists urging prosecution of skeptics deemed a 'mistake' and 'withdrawn' You would think the group of 20 or so climate change scientists who sent a letter to President Obama urging him to prosecute climate skeptics under the RICO statute would have consulted a PR firm before they made asses of themselves to the whole country. But now, the learned men of science have hired Climate Nexus, a PR firm specializing in spinning global warming news. The letter - a move the PR firm called a "big mistake" - has been "withdrawn" and a...
  • Landmark California bill would allow prosecution of climate-change skeptics

    06/02/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A landmark California bill gaining steam would make it illegal to engage in climate-change dissent, clearing the way for lawsuits against fossil-fuel companies, think-tanks and others that have “deceived or misled the public on the risks of climate change.” The first-of-its-kind legislation — Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 — is scheduled for floor action Thursday after clearing Senate committees in April and May. The measure would allow state and local prosecutors to pursue claims against climate-change skepticism as a violation of the state’s Unfair Competition Law [UCL], as well as extend...
  • SCOTUS Sides With Landowners In Blow to Obama Admin's Environmental Agenda

    06/01/2016 5:49:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    The White House’s Clean Water Act requires property owners to surrender possession of land that falls under its jurisdiction. The law, which has frustrated landowners for 40 years, was expanded last year when the Obama administration issued new rules for which bodies of water can be claimed as government property. Hawkes Co., Inc. was one of the businesses affected by the White House’s environmental guidelines. The company, which provides peat for golf courses, was prevented from using property in Marshall County, Minnesota, because it had been deemed federally controlled wetlands by the United States Corps of Engineers. The Supreme Court took up...
  • Failed Republicans Want to Rewrite the Constitution

    05/29/2016 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 15 replies
    The Eagle Forum ^ | May 25, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely “suspend” their campaigns after losing a key primary, instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates knew that it’s impossible to restart a presidential campaign once it’s been suspended. In the famous words of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice Longworth, “You can’t make a soufflé rise twice.”
  • WashPost's Thiessen: Biden Blocked Federal Court Nominations en Masse in 1988 and 1992

    02/27/2016 12:01:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 27, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Conservative and center-right columnists often have to do far more digging than their liberal counterparts, simply because overwhelmingly left-leaning beat journalists, aka "Democrats with bylines," provide such unbalanced reporting on current events on a daily basis. Fortunately, the Washington Post's Marc Thiessen did the entirely necessary work of rummaging through available information about federal court nominations in 1988 and 1992. Any beat reporter could have done the same thing, but either didn't, or decided not to report what was found. What Thiessen unearthed makes an argument-ending mockery of Vice President Joe Biden's claim, made in a Monday evening tweet, that when he...
  • Chelsea and Hillary Dance on Scalia's Grave

    05/24/2016 4:24:18 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The hypocrisy of those who travel everywhere with heavily armed security and the perpetual protection of Secret Service agents, such as Chelsea and Hillary Clinton, yet see no need for the great unwashed to protect themselves, is not surprising. Of course, these elites deem themselves higher-value targets than the rest of us. All Americans are equal but some are more equal than others. That housewife in Dubuque whose home a rapist just broke into, well, she can just call 911, thank you.
  • Supreme Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal Again

    05/23/2016 9:49:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    cbs local chicongo ^ | 23 May 2016
    The nation’s highest court first rejected Blagojevich’s request in March, but his attorneys filed a petition for rehearing in April. The Supreme Court turned down that petition Monday without comment.
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE VS. AMERICA’S FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

    05/23/2016 8:31:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 22, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    The eloquent Justice Clarence Thomas recently warned the class of 2016 in a commencement address at Hillsdale College that since "the rising tide of social justice demands run afoul of this nation's founding principles," this year’s grads should "prioritize hard work, civic duty and personal responsibility." "As you go through life, try to be that person that teaches others how to be better people and better citizens," Thomas said. "Do not hide your faith and your beliefs under a bushel basket, especially in this world that seems to have gone bad with political correctness." Thomas also honored his former colleague...
  • Supreme Court sides with death row inmate in racial discrimination case

    05/23/2016 7:32:24 AM PDT · by Dacula · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-23-16 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday morning ruled in favor of a death row inmate in a case concerning race discrimination in jury selection.
  • NRA, Trump: Clinton would abolish 2nd Amendment, gun rights

    05/21/2016 3:52:38 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    WAVE 3 News- Louisville ^ | May 20, 2016 | GORDON BOYD
    The National Rifle Association may be a nation unto itself in its commitment to the right to bear arms. The number of members attending its annual convention here is larger than the combined populations of Jeffersonville and Clarksville, Ind.; more than 70,000. But the message its leadership delivered by endorsing Donald Trump, and by hosting his second Louisville visit, is aimed at the more than 5 million members who stayed home. "This election is about the soul of the country, and the Second Amendment," said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "If your preferred candidate...
  • Trump Scores NRA Backing And Attacks 'Heartless Hillary'

    05/21/2016 4:19:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/20/16
    Dubbing her "Heartless Hillary" Clinton, Trump and the NRA’s leaders cast the 2016 election in stark terms as a referendum on the likely Democratic nominee that carries long-lasting implications for gun enthusiasts nationwide. “The Second Amendment is on the ballot in November,” Trump told the more than 7,000 NRA members who paid to attend his speech, roughly 10 percent of the 70,000 activists in town for the group’s annual meeting. “I will never let you down. I will protect our Second Amendment. I will protect our country.” Showcasing his knack for nicknames and speaking in his characteristic vernacular, Trump drew...
  • David Clarke tells NRA: Be wary of 'freedom-loathing gun-haters'

    05/21/2016 5:54:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 21 may 2016 | Kirsten Clark
    Louisville, Ky. — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's message to those attending Friday's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum was in part cautionary: Be wary of "freedom-loathing gun-haters." "Don't be misled by phony sloganeering like 'common sense gun legislation' or 'smart guns,'" he said. "There is nothing smart about what they are up to, as you and I both know. None of this crap will reduce violence, suicides or mass shootings." The crowd erupted in applause several times during Clarke's talk, which was one in a nearly four-hour-long series of speeches from pro-gun heavyweights and politicians like presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and...
  • NRA is now almost entirely a pro-Republican group, spending more money than ever(T)

    05/21/2016 8:56:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Mike Spies Sarah Ryley
    For four decades, the National Rifle Association has pumped millions of dollars into federal elections, supporting both Republican and Democratic candidates who voted in accordance with the gun group’s strict view of the Second Amendment. That era is over. During the last federal election cycle, in 2014, the gun group’s spending on behalf of Democrats dwindled to virtually nothing, even as its overall election-related spending soared to more than $32 million, an analysis by the Daily News and The Trace found.
  • Trump: 'Heartless Hillary' Wants Single Moms 'To Be Defenseless'

    05/20/2016 3:33:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 88 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/20/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump locked, loaded and fired away at Hillary Clinton on Friday at the National Rifle Association's annual gathering in Louisville, Ky. Trump, who seemed surprised to receive the major gun lobby's endorsement minutes before he took the stage, spent most of his speech blasting the Democratic front-runner's aggressive push for gun control and accusing her of wanting to leave Americans "defenseless." "Hillary wants to disarm vulnerable Americans in high-crime neighborhoods. Whether it's a young, single mom in Florida or a grandmother in Ohio, Hillary wants them to be defenseless," the billionaire told thousands of gun...
  • Wayne LaPierre, Chris Cox & Donald Trump: 2016 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

    05/20/2016 6:03:23 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 20, 2016 | NRA-Cox, LePierre, & Trump
    One hour video: Highlights from the first 10 minutes include Chris Cox's hilarious but poignant assessment of Hillary Clinton’s remarks regarding the 2nd Amendment. Cox leads the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, which is the NRA lobbying arm. Cox: “Friends, let me say this: Hillary Clinton has a legitimate chance to be the next president, as long as people like us stay home. Sit on the sidelines” and “You know what? We’re giving her reason for optimism these days. She looks at all the discord and division and starts shopping online for ‘His and Hers’ twin beds for the White...
  • PA: Black People with Guns Matter

    05/21/2016 3:44:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image From Instagram Maj Toure is a 29 year old black activist in Philadelphia who wants black people  in urban centers to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  From philly.com: Toure is a young African American man who grew up in North Philadelphia watching the destruction caused by gun violence, but who nonetheless was attracted to firearms, and became an official, dues-paying NRA member and legal gun owner. "The stigma, especially in an urban environment like Philly, is if you have a gun, you're either law enforcement or the bad guy," Toure said when we talked recently. "What we're trying to...
  • Donald Trump Tells N.R.A. Hillary Clinton Wants to Let Violent Criminals Go Free

    05/20/2016 2:20:09 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | ASHLEY PARKER
    Donald J. Trump called on Friday for an end to gun-free zones in the United States and accused Hillary Clinton of seeking to let violent criminals out of prison, putting law-abiding citizens at risk, as he accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association at its annual convention. Mr. Trump said that the November election would be a referendum on the Second Amendment and asserted that Mrs. Clinton, his likely Democratic opponent, wanted to abolish the right to bear arms. “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the most anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment candidate ever to run for office,” he said at the N.R.A.’s...
  • NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 12:09:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association has endorsed Donald Trump for president at today's convention. Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, made the endorsement immediately before Trump walked on stage. "Now is the time to unite. If your preferred candidate dropped out of the race, it's time to get over it," Cox said earlier in his remarks. The news of the endorsement came shortly before Trump addressed the group at their convention in Kentucky. How Donald Trump's Views on Guns Shifted Over Time Trump talked about "crooked Hillary" and said that Clinton is "anti-gun," claiming that...
  • NRA to Endorse Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 11:31:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | John Santucci and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association plans to endorse Trump at its convention today, sources told ABC News. News of the endorsement comes shortly before Trump addresses group members at their convention in Kentucky.
  • Gun Ownership: A New Medical Illness?

    05/20/2016 10:25:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Kristen Fischer
    “It does feel rather invasive when I’m asking the question,” Stein told LifeZette. She said the American Academy of Pediatrics requests that doctors ask the question, which is on intake forms for new patients and regular checkups. She does so in order to comply. “It has become more prevalent,” she said. “You feel uncomfortable whether you do it or not. It truly feels like you’re getting into the parents’ business.” Stein says it’s a Catch 22: She wants her patients to be safe, but she doesn’t want to invade their privacy. The information she collects is not shared outside of...
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...