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  • Colorado Bill Would Declare Fundamental “Right” to Abortion, Prevent Any Pro-Life Legislation

    04/14/2014 6:59:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    With pro-abortion Democrats controlling the Colorado state legislature and the governor’s office, abortion activists are pushing what pro-life groups are calling the most radically pro-abortion legislation in the state’s history. Colorado Family Action has alerted its members about SB 175, that it says pro-life advocates need to steadfastly oppose. colopic2“This is a radical bill that would create a “fundamental right” to abortion among other things defined as “reproductive healthcare” in this bill,” the group says. “No Colorado State governmental body at any level would be able to enact a policy that “denies or interferes with an individual’s reproductive health care...
  • When do Iowa Democrats talk like Steve King?

    04/06/2014 11:01:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/6855/q-when-do-iowa-democrats-talk-like-steve-king | desmoinesdem
    Yesterday the Iowa House approved House Resolution 123, which requests "that all necessary and immediate action be taken by the State of California, the United States Congress, the United State Attorney General, state legislatures, state governors, and state attorneys general to effectuate the repeal of California legislation enacted as AB 1437 that unconstitutionally infringes upon the Commerce Clause of the Constitution of the United States to the detriment of this nation's consumers and farmers." U.S. Representative Steve King has been on the warpath against the supposedly "unconstitutional" California law for some time.
  • Mississippi governor to sign bill banning abortion at 20 weeks

    04/05/2014 3:07:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    FOX ^ | Published April 02, 2014 | AP
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday that he looks forward to quickly signing a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. "This measure represents a great effort to protect the unborn in Mississippi," Bryant said in a statement after House Bill 1400 passed the House 91-20 and the Senate 41-10. The bill has exceptions. Abortion would still be allowed at or after 20 weeks if the woman faces death or permanent injury because of the pregnancy. It would also be allowed in cases of severe fetal abnormality.
  • Gates: Tax consumption to fix unemployment caused by technology [VIDEO]

    03/18/2014 8:28:21 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 17, 2014 | Neil Munro
    Billionaire software mogul Bill Gates has joined the growing chorus of tech experts who predict that low-skill Americans will face greater unemployment because more jobs are being done by software and robots. The Microsoft founder, whose net worth is $76 billion, suggested the problem could be fixed by reducing taxes on employers and raising taxes on employees, via the reduction of payroll taxes and the addition of new federal consumption taxes.
  • West Virginia House Passes Abortion Bill

    03/09/2014 2:37:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception has passed the West Virginia House and will be sent to the governor to sign into law. On Saturday, the House passed the bill 85-15 with two delegates not voting. House Speaker Tim Miley denied requests to talk about the bill. The Democrat from Harrison said lawmakers had too many bills to get through. West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says he's concerned that a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks could be unconstitutional.
  • Hillary Joke of the Week

    03/06/2014 3:37:50 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "Hillary Clinton is putting on a little weight.   She'd better be careful...  if she gains 10 more pounds, Bill's going to start hitting on her."   —David Letterman  
  • Gov. Brewer's attack on rights associated with property ownership

    03/01/2014 8:32:34 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 12 replies
    3-1-14 | johnwk
    SEE: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill, SB 1062 This is another attack upon rights associated with property ownership just like the smoking control freaks who also use government force to seize control over another person’s private property for their personal use and enjoyment who forbid the owner of said property to allow his guests to smoke thereon. But we were warned against submitting to such tyranny: ”Submit to despotism for an hour and you concede the principle. John Adams said, in 1775, “Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud.” It is the only thing a...
  • Mississippi Senate Committee OKs Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

    02/27/2014 4:08:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Mississippi state Senate panel has approved a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Thee measure is similar to legislation pending in Congress and in other states that points to the pain babies feel in abortions as a reason to ban them. Diane Derzis, who owns Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, promised someone would file a legal challenge to the bill if it becomes law. From a report: ultrasound4d23A bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation is advancing to the full Mississippi Senate for more debate later. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee passed House...
  • Democrats Introduce Bill to ‘Protect Children’ From Electronic Cigarettes

    02/27/2014 8:04:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | February 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would ban marketing electronic cigarettes to teens. Despite their admission that the health implications of electronic cigarettes “are not yet clear,” Senators Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.), Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), Tom Harkin (D., Iowa), Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), and Edward Markey (D., Mass.) introduced the bill to “protect children” from the smoking simulators.
  • South Carolina House Panel Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    02/25/2014 1:38:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A South Carolina state House committee has a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks based on scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain. Currently the state allows abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy unless the life of the mother is at risk. A National Right to Life Committee poll found that 63 percent of Americans, and 70 percent of women, support a ban on post-fetal pain abortion in Washington, D.C. The same poll also found that American women, by an overwhelming majority of 62-27 percent, would be more likely to vote for lawmakers who support this bill....
  • West Virginia Committee Passes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    02/24/2014 7:04:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Karen Cross
    Unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain are one step closer to protection from gruesome death by dismemberment abortion in West Virginia. The House Judiciary Committee passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.B. 4588) Friday afternoon on a voice vote. Now that H.B. 4588 is out of Judiciary, the bill will go to the House floor for first, second, and third readings. After a favorable vote (and it should pass by an overwhelming margin), the bill will be sent to the Senate. fetalpainAll week long pro-lifers around the state have been following the progress of H.B. 4588. Initially...
  • Rep. James Lankford Introduces Bill for States to Opt Out of Obamacare with 'Health Care Compact'

    02/11/2014 4:38:28 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/11/2014 | Breitbart News
    Washington, DC—Representative James Lankford (R-OK), Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, today introduced the House Joint Resolution legislative proposal for the Health Care Compact, a breakthrough governance reform that allows states to clean up the health care mess created by the federal government. “The Health Care Compact is a way for states to protect their residents from the top-down, one-size-fits-all health care ‘solutions’ that have been imposed from Washington DC, including Obamacare,” said Lankford. “The compact transfers health care decision-making authority and responsibility from the federal level to member states. Those member states are then free to implement their...
  • Hillary Joke of the Week:

    02/06/2014 9:58:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Bill Clinton jogs daily near his home in Chappaqua , NY... BUT -as trouble seems to always find him- on each run he happened to jog past a hooker standing on the same street corner, day after day. With some apprehension he would brace himself as he approached her for what was most certainly to follow: "Fifty dollars!" she would cry out from the curb. "No, five dollars!" fired back Clinton . This ritual between Bill and the hooker continued for days. He'd run by and she'd yell, "Fifty dollars!" And he'd yell back, "Five dollars!" One day however, Hillary...
  • Florida Considers Bill Ending State's Cooperation with Federal Gun Laws

    01/27/2014 10:54:44 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-27-2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On January 27th Florida state representative Dan Eagle (R-Cape Coral) put forward a bill to prevent any "agent of the state or its political subdivisions [from participating] with or [assisting] federal agents in the enforcement of federal firearms laws." According to the Tenth Amendment Center, the bill also bars the state from "[providing] material support of any kind to federal agents in the enforcement of these laws." Eagle explained the bill thus:
  • Property Rights Bill Provides Protection for Virginia Landowners

    01/22/2014 5:09:22 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 22, 2014 | Shelby Mertens
    Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has introduced a bill that would give farmers and landowners’ property rights remedies against local zoning laws. The bill is inspired by the Martha Boneta debacle last year. But unlike last year’s “Boneta Bill,” HB1219 extends beyond farmers to anyone who owns property. The bill also tackles other issues such as the constitutional rights of farmers. HB1219 says that local governments that violate constitutional rights through zoning must pay their victims the amount of the fines they sought to impose and the actual damages, including attorney fees. The bill also allows the Virginia Attorney General to...
  • Caption the Clintons!

    01/02/2014 2:15:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 1/1/14 | CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS
  • (Rep. Earl Blumenauer RAT-Ore.) Bill would nearly double federal gasoline tax

    12/02/2013 4:50:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/13 | Keith Laing
    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is introducing legislation that would nearly double the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax that is traditionally used to pay for federal transportation projects. Blumenauer's bill would increase the gas tax by 15 cents, matching a proposal that was included in the 2011 Simpson-Bowles budget reform recommendations. The legislation would result in drivers paying an extra 33.4 cents per gallon on their purchases, in addition to state taxes. Transportation advocates have pushed for a gas tax increase to close an approximately $20 billion shortfall in infrastructure funding that has developed as cars have grown more fuel efficient. The...
  • ‘Keep Your Plan’ bill puts Obama in bind (Democratic unity is cracking)

    11/09/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Justin Sink
    House Republicans are pouncing on President Obama’s apology for cancelled insurance plans to push him into backing legislation that would change ObamaCare. The president on Thursday said he was “sorry” that Americans were losing their healthcare plans despite his frequent assurances that individuals with insurance could keep them. Obama said he was seeking an administrative fix, but Republicans say they have a ready-made solution in the Keep Your Plan bill that they plan to bring up for a vote next week. A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the president can’t address the problems plaguing the healthcare law through...
  • South Carolina looking at passing bill to nullify Obamacare

    11/07/2013 9:16:56 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11-7-2013 | Townhall.com Staff
    While hearings have been going on in Washington to get to the bottom of the Obamacare debacle, South Carolina has been holding its own hearings to see whether or not it can pass a law to nullify Obamacare within the state. Watch: Read more at The Right Scoop
  • H.R.3293 Debt Limit Reform Act Proposes to Stop Counting Intragovernmental Debt(smoke/mirrors)

    10/31/2013 6:17:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Ex-skf Blogger, Govtrack.us
    SNIP And there it was, the bill by Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings (who happens to be one of only eight federal officials in the US history to be impeached and removed from office - he was a Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida). From Govtrack.us: HR 3293 IH 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3293 To reform the public debt limit. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 15, 2013 Mr. HASTINGS of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means A BILL To reform the public...
  • Heat turned off at women's shelter because of $21,000 gas bill

    10/25/2013 4:53:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/13 | Michelle Manchir
    An Englewood women's shelter is without heat this week due to a long overdue bill. Some of the women and children who live in a 13-unit building called Clara's Place are using extra blankets or keeping boiled water on their stoves to keep warm this week, during which temperatures have dropped overnight to around freezing, said Darlene Morman, 53, who said she moved to her two-bedroom unit that she shares with her 8-year-old niece and a roommate four months ago. The founder and director of the shelter, Clara Kirk, who oversees two shelters that take in and provide meals for...
  • Bill Ayers is the WORST interviewee in recorded history

    10/21/2013 7:29:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/13 | Jamie Weinstein
    Try getting an answer out of Bill Ayers. I dare you. Last week, I emailed the former Weather Underground bomber to quibble with an account in his latest book, “Public Enemy.” The chapter in question detailed the dinner Ayers hosted for me, Tucker Carlson, Matt Labash and Andrew Breitbart, among others, in January 2012. Ayers had donated the dinner for a local Chicago-area charity auction and Tucker pulled a fast one and purchased it. It was a bizarre evening, but my quibble was with how Ayers said I defined conservatism. I don’t recall defining it the way he said I...
  • Nancy Pelosi on pork in debt bill: 'What difference does it make?'

    10/17/2013 5:05:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/17/13
    Echoing a statement made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed reporters' questions about pork inserted in the debt ceiling bill passed by Congress, CNS News reported Thursday. “What difference does it make? Why are we talking about this? We’re talking about a bill that as I said last night, I’m not asking anybody to vote for this bill on the merits,” she said. **SNIP** “My members have some of the same questions, not certainly in terms of the death penalty to the Lautenberg family, but when you have a CR, it is an...
  • Surprises tucked in Senate debt bill (Lautenberg's widow scores $174K & the 'Kentucky Kickback')

    10/16/2013 4:36:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The legislation released by the Senate late Wednesday to reopen the government contains several surprises. The bill includes extra funds to fix flooded roads in Colorado, a $3 million appropriation for a civil liberties oversight board and a one-time payment to the widow of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died over the summer. It also includes a more than $2 billion increase in funding for construction on the lower Ohio River in Illinois and Kentucky. Current law authorizes $775 million in spending for related projects, and the bill increases it to $2.918 billion. The Senate Conservatives Fund quickly called that...
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton confronts Obama on D.C. budget bill

    10/09/2013 6:49:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/9/13 | Ed O'Keefe
    <p>Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) had what some colleagues called "a heated exchange" and what she described as "a conversation" with President Obama during a White House meeting Wednesday afternoon regarding the District's budget constraints as a result of the partial government shutdown.</p>
  • Federal Reserve Board Issues Redesigned $100 Note

    10/08/2013 8:10:54 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    NewMoney.gov ^ | 10-8-2013 | Federal Reserve
    For Immediate Release October 8, 2013 Federal Reserve Board Issues Redesigned $100 Note The Federal Reserve on Tuesday began supplying financial institutions with a redesigned $100 note that incorporates new security features to deter counterfeiters and help businesses and consumers tell whether a note is genuine. Distance, demand, and the policies of individual financial institutions will influence how quickly the redesigned notes reach businesses and consumers around the world. “The new design incorporates security features that make it easier to authenticate, but harder to replicate,” said Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome H. Powell. “As the new note transitions into daily...
  • Bill Clinton gives GOP credit, saying it can 'fill' atmosphere with static

    09/22/2013 4:41:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/13 | Kevin Bogardus
    Former President Bill Clinton gave credit on Sunday to Republicans while Washington is locked in another budget crisis. Speaking on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Clinton said he wasn’t worried about the future of the Democratic Party. But he said the GOP deserved kudos for their approach to politics. “We've got a lot of good people in the party. We've got a lot of good ideas. But I think you've got to give it to the Republicans: They have a much more reliable media base and they just say ‘no,’” Clinton said. “They know what they want. They want power to...
  • Bill Clinton’s ex-lover: Hillary is bisexual (Barf alert - don't drink or eat while reading this)

    09/19/2013 11:13:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-19-2013 | Taylor Bigler
    One of former President Bill Clinton’s ex-mistresses, Gennifer Flowers, claims that Bill told her Hillary Clinton was bisexual. Flowers, who hasn’t been relevant since 1992, came out during Clinton’s first presidential campaign and said that the two had had a 12-year affair while he was the governor of Arkansas. Clinton has long maintained that he only had one sexual encounter with Flowers. But in an interview with The Daily Mail published Thursday, Flowers, now 63 and definitely not desperate for fame, claims that she would still be with Clinton — “the love of [her] life” — had it not been...
  • California bill targets tax-exempt status for ‘discriminatory’ youth groups

    08/26/2013 9:30:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/26/13 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A California bill that could strip tax-exempt status from the Boy Scouts of America and other “discriminatory” nonprofit youth-serving groups could come up for a final vote this week. The first-of-its-kind bill, SB 323, passed the California Senate and sailed through Assembly committees to a floor vote, possibly this week. But opponents are taking heart that there might not be enough votes in the state Assembly to pass the bill. The chamber did not consider the bill in its Monday session, but may take it up when it convenes Friday. The bill, introduced by State Sen. Ricardo Lara, names the
  • Dem bill would trigger huge new taxes on guns, ammo

    08/26/2013 2:43:44 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/26/2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A pair of Democratic lawmakers are proposing steep new taxes on handguns and ammunition, and tying the revenues to programs aimed at preventing gun violence. Called the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act," the bill sponsored by William Pascrell, D-N.J., and Danny Davis, D-Ill., would nearly double the current 11 percent tax on handguns, while raising the levy on bullets and cartridges from 11 percent to 50 percent. "This bill represents a major investment in the protection of our children and our communities, and reflects the long-term societal costs of gun and ammunition purchases in our country,” Pascrell said....
  • Unsafe access: What’s really at stake in Texas’ abortion battle

    07/10/2013 8:53:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7-9-2013 | Donlyn Turnbull
    In the chaos that is the fight over the abortion bill in Texas, it’s difficult to see the real story behind the circus of filibusters, “mob rule,” and Satan-hailing. But I recently had the privilege of speaking to someone who has been on both sides of the argument. Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director and now a pro-life advocate who testified during the Texas Senate hearings this week on the abortion bill, claims the ban on late-term abortions is not the most disputed portion of the bill. “What’s being highly contested by abortion supporters in this bill is not...
  • REPUBLICANS DON'T ILLEGALLY BREAK INTO OTHER PEOPLE'S COUNTRIES!

    06/26/2013 2:16:06 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 3 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | June 26, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    If Speaker John Boehner, Marco Rubio or Leslie Graham think people who have ILLEGALLY crossed into the United States from Mexico will vote Republican, they are DELUSIONAL! We demand that our Congress refuse to consider ANY legislation brought by the Democrats until they STOP STONEWALLING AND BEGIN TO GIVE AMERICA ANSWERS on the IRS, DOJ, and Benghazi scandals! NINE MONTHS have passed since the terrorist attack in Benghazi and we STILL await answers on what happened during and after the attack. How long will this stonewalling continue? We want answers NOW and NO legislation considered until then.
  • Your 4th Amendment Rights and NSA Wide Pipe Snooping of your private communications.

    06/25/2013 12:26:03 PM PDT · by Vendome · 12 replies
    Vanity | 6/25/2013 | Vendome
    So I stop werking for a minute to peruse the news and see all this baloney about SnowJob. Forget this shinny object but, direct your attention to what has been revealed in this whole affair and confirmed by your government. Thought: Can the government obtain a warrant, using "Reasonable Cause", to name a subject and an object or objects and a place where they believe the evidence they are looking for may likely be and then search not only your apartment but, the whole apartment complex, rifling through innocent peoples private communications and then, and then! Finally, after collecting all...
  • The Farm Folly

    06/24/2013 12:49:45 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 4 replies
    FlashReport ^ | 6/21/2013 | Igor Birman
    I got to re-live an old childhood memory this week. Growing up in the Soviet Union, all three TV channels would cease regular programming from time to time to breathlessly announce a new five-year plan of government-imposed price controls, production quotas and intricate regulations. Despite the promises of plenty, only poverty followed, until national bankruptcy forced the five-year plan onto the ash heap of history, saving its future TV mentions only for late-night comedy shows. Or so I thought, until the House of Representatives took up the Farm Bill, in which it tied a reauthorization of the food-stamp program, itself...
  • Immigration: If the Bill Passes [VDH]

    06/24/2013 10:53:14 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/23/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There are lots of reasons to believe that most of what is promised in the current so-called comprehensive immigration-reform bill won’t be honored if it is passed by the full Congress and signed by the president. First, this administration does not have a reliable record of living up to its policy promises. Obamacare — a similarly huge bill that few had read — was sold to Congress and the public on the assurance that its enactment would lower insurance premiums. As it begins to take effect, even its principal architect, Senator Max Baucus, has called the program a “train wreck.”...
  • Senate immigration bill full of bad, so-far-ignored provisions

    06/20/2013 6:00:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2013 | Betsy McCaughey
    Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is pushing for a final up-or-down vote on comprehensive immigration reform by the end of next week. “Comprehensive” is another word for unread. Lawmakers need to know what’s in this bill before they pass it. It’s full of questionable provisions that so far haven’t been subject to much debate. One portion of the Senate bill would loosen the rules for seeking asylum. Sec. 3401 removes the one-year deadline for applying for asylum; Sec. 3504 adds another layer of appeals for aliens turned down; and Sec. 3502 allows the U.S. attorney general to provide government-funded...
  • House Passes Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    06/19/2013 1:22:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The House of Representatives today approved a that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth. The vote for the bill broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. The House approved the bill on a 228-196 vote with 6 Democrats voting for the bill and 6 Republicans voting against it. (See end for how members voted). The bill, if it receives a vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate, is not expected to pass and pro-abortion President Barack Obama has issued a veto threat. But pro-life...
  • Obama runs immigration bill from White House, according to new report

    06/16/2013 10:50:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/17/13 | Neil Munro
    The White House is playing a larger role in developing the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill than its supporters publicly admit, according to a forthcoming article in The New Yorker. “‘No decisions are being made without talking to us about it,’ the official said of the Gang of Eight negotiations … ‘This does not fly if we’re not O.K. with it,’” a senior Obama official told author Ryan Lizza for the pending article. White House officials also believe the emerging bill will be a huge success for President Barack Obama.
  • House Votes Next Week on Bill Banning Abortions at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

    06/14/2013 12:02:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The full House of Representatives will vote next week on a bill that would ban abortions nationwide at 20 weeks of pregnancy. On Wednesday, a committee passed the bill on a 20-12 vote and the measure now heads to the full House floor where it is expected to receive a debate and vote next week. Republicans are supportive of the measure while Democrats are generally opposed to it. The National Right to Life Committee is one of many pro-life organizations that support the bill and are urging pro-life advocates to contact members of Congress to urge a vote for it....
  • COURAGE: 70 House Republicans to push back against immigration bill

    06/14/2013 2:16:28 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 105 replies
    www.GlennBeck.com ^ | Jun 13, 2013 | Glenn Beck
    COURAGE: 70 House Republicans to push back against immigration bill Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 First, go and watch 14 minutes and 55 seconds of Glenn Becks video on this subject. This morning, TheBlaze exclusively reported that 70 House Republicans are planning for a showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) over the immigration bill congressional leadership is trying to push through by July 4. According to TheBlaze: Seventy House Republicans are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have...
  • CONGRESSMEN Bachmann, Gohmert, & Steve King Appeal Directly To ... Audience: 'We're Losing Badly...'

    06/14/2013 12:44:08 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 47 replies
    MichaelSavage4Prez ^ | Jun 13, 2013 | Congressmen Bachmann, Gohmert, & Steve King
    Bachmann, Gohmert, & Steve King Appeal Directly To Glenn Beck And Audience: 'We're Losing Badly...' Jun 13, 2013 Click on it to watch the 3 minute 40 second video. 6/13/13 - With immigration reform still going through Congress, a number of conservative Republicans are not happy with how their party has jumped on the bandwagon to fight for a bill that concedes the argument to the Democrats. Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and Steve King made a joint appearance Thursday on Glenn Beck's show to lobby him and his audience directly to stand up against a bill that they say is...
  • Union of immigration enforcement officers to oppose Senate bill

    05/20/2013 2:53:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/20/13 | Carrie Dann
    A union representing 12,000 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers will publicly oppose the Senate Gang of Eight immigration plan Monday, giving critics of the overhaul effort additional political ammunition as they work to defeat legislation working its way through the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a release announcing the group's opposition to the bill, National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council president Kenneth Palinkas writes that the bill would fail to address an "insurmountable bureaucracy" at the federal agency overseeing immigration documents and argues that USCIS personnel are currently "pressured to rubber stamp applications instead of conducting diligent case review and...
  • Hillary Clinton Has the Most to Lose From Obama's Scandals

    05/15/2013 10:25:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 15, 2013 | Josh Kraushaar
    It's not just Benghazi. By tying herself closely to Obama, she'll have trouble distancing herself if his political standing worsens. Conventional wisdom has long held that Hillary Rodham Clinton, if she runs for president, would be the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016. But after a trifecta of scandals buffeting President Obama – fresh questions about the White House’s veracity on Benghazi, the IRS’s harassment of conservative non-profits and the Justice Department seizure of AP telephone records – Clinton's close connections with Obama could become politically problematic. Some Republicans believe that revelations about the Benghazi operation could lead...
  • ICE Agent Suing Obama: 'Mr. President, You've Overstepped Your Boundaries'

    05/07/2013 6:36:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-07-2013 | John Hill
    ICE Agent Crane to Obama: "Mr. President, you've overstepped your boundaries. It's your job to enforce the law, it's Congress' job to enact the law."- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama’s virtual “DACA” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane’s lawsuit could derail Obama’s four-year...
  • Bill Ayers and the Culture of Rape

    05/06/2013 5:11:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5-6-2013 | M. Catharine Evans
    Bill Ayers told a University of Oregon social justice class in 2012 "our fate hinges on our ability to open our eyes." Well, Bill, rumor has it you are rapist, so let's open the discussion. Frontpage Magazine and several other sites published Donna Ron's account of what happened one Friday night in 1965. The terms "psychological rape" or "date rape" had not yet been coined but Ms. Ron's story, the kind the Left are so fond of, suggests Ayers was at most a rapist; at least, a sexual deviant. So when Ayers talks about women's rights, or mentions rape as...
  • Obama: I´ll do ´everything in my power´ to pass gun bill

    05/03/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/3/13 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama vowed on Friday he will "continue to do everything in my power" to pass gun control legislation, saying that it´s "the right thing to do." Delivering a speech in Mexico City at the National Anthropology Museum, Obama said he swore an oath to uphold the Second Amendment, and "I always will.” But he said passing legislation to prevent criminals from obtaining guns will "save lives" in both the United States and Mexico. Last month, the Senate rejected a measure that would have expanded background checks for gun purchases. After the legislation was defeated,
  • 03 May 2013 Five Ways Lousy Gang o' 8 Immigration Bill Resembles Obamacare

    05/03/2013 6:32:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    I thought that stench smelled familiar... Heritage Foundation   h/t Doug Ross
  • Dem. Senator ‘Absolutely’ Bringing Back Failed Gun Control Bill

    04/29/2013 10:55:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/28/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    One of the senators behind this month’s failed gun control legislation says he’s “absolutely” bringing it back. West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin said on “Fox News Sunday” he plans to re-introduce a bill to require gun buyers to undergo criminal and mental health background checks for all online and gun show sales. Manchin said he would urge Senate opponents to “read the bill and tell me what you don’t like.” He acknowledged that there was confusion about what was in the failed bill, and said the new version would have to be stripped down and simplified. Manchin said talk that...
  • Atherton Sending Obama The Bill For Security After Fundraising Visit (DNC fundraiser)

    04/23/2013 8:28:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | April 23, 2013
    ATHERTON (CBS SF) – The town of Atherton is sending a bill to the White House, asking the Obama Administration to pay up after a fundraising visit earlier this month. On April 4th, President Obama attended a morning brunch hosted by Liz Simons and Mark Heising, then a luncheon at the home of Marcia and John Goldman. Those stops were to benefit the Democratic National Committee. Town leaders want someone to pick up the nearly $8,000 tab for police and other security services required during the visit. . .
  • Bill says homeless have right to be on the street

    04/23/2013 6:28:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Updated 5:07 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | LAURA OLSON,
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homeless people would be allowed to sit, sleep and panhandle in public under a bill that passed a legislative committee on Tuesday, even as some lawmakers cited concerns about its potential effect on local governments. The measure from state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, says every person has a right to use public spaces, regardless of housing status. The bill is partly a reaction to ordinances passed in recent years by several cities concerned about the number of people on the streets. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and Palo Alto are among the municipalities that...