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  • TX: Campus Carry Has Senate Support

    01/29/2015 12:20:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill to reduce defenseless victim zones on establishments of higher learning has been introduced in the Texas legislature.  It is commonly known as a "campus carry" bill, SB11. SB11 has 19 of 20 Republican senators as authors. They are; Birdwell | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | Eltife | Estes | Fraser | Hall | Hancock | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Nichols | Perry | Schwertner | Seliger | Taylor, Larry | Taylor, Van. There are only 31 senators in the Texas senate, so a majority of senators already agree with the bill. The...
  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback: I Will Sign Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions

    01/27/2015 3:41:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/27/15 | Kathy Ostrowski
    Pro-life Gov. Sam Brownback, with a backdrop of 40 pro-life legislators at Kansans for Life’s annual Rally for Life, said he was anxious to sign the newly proposed “Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.” The bill is the number one legislative priority for Kansans for Life. Approximately 1,500 rally attendees at the January 22 rally welcomed the news, having marched one-half mile together to the Capitol in Topeka with a variety of pro-life posters and banners, including the newest sign, ‘Stop dismembering unborn babies.’ The crowd was dominated by students, who came from as far away as Hays, Dodge...
  • N. Alabama lawmaker considers fetal heartbeat abortion bill

    01/27/2015 3:11:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    timesdaily.com ^ | Tue Jan 27, 2015. | Mary Sell Montgomery Bureau
    MONTGOMERY – State Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, says she is considering bringing back this year legislation that says an abortion can’t be performed if a fetal heartbeat can be heard. The legislation makes it unlawful for a physician to perform an abortion if a heartbeat has been detected. Medical experts say a heartbeat can be detected around six to eight weeks. The restrictive and controversial legislation has been tied up in legal fights other states, but Collins said this week she is looking for another angle, with new and different language. “We’re trying to see what the courts have said...
  • ‘Pain-capable’ SC abortion ban gains early ground

    01/23/2015 1:16:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    state.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | JAMIE SELF
    S.C. lawmakers gave an early push to a bill Thursday that would ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy – an effort the General Assembly came close to passing last year. A five-member state House panel unanimously OK’d the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” That act would ban abortion at 20 weeks – based on pro-lifers’ claims, disputed by some in the medical community, that a fetus can feel pain at that point. If the House Judiciary Committee also approves, the bill will go to the House floor for a vote. A similar bill passed the House 81-22 last...
  • A couple of reasons why Hillary Clinton will never be president

    01/23/2015 12:49:30 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 50 replies
    RedState ^ | January 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM | streiff
    Other than being an elderly, unaccomplished crone, I mean. If you are wondering who the delectable young things are that Bill Clinton has latched onto like a lamprey eel, let me introduce you to “Barbie Girl” and “Ava Adora.” What do they do for a living? Barbie Girl starred in an HBO reality series called “Cathouse,” filmed at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada where she and Ava Adora are employees. How does this matter? Britain’s Prince Andrew is embroiled in a sex scandal. He has been accused of paying to have sex with a 17 year old girl (Thank...
  • Indiana Bill Would Ban Sex-Selection Abortions, Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    01/16/2015 9:44:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Sarah Zagorski
    In Indiana, pro-life state Senator Travis Holdman (R-Markle) has proposed a bill that would prohibit abortions if the abortionist knows it’s being pursued because of the unborn baby’s gender or due to a disability. The bill has been assigned to the Senate’s Health and Provider Services committee; and Chairwoman Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) said she wanted to discuss the bill with Sen. Holdman before commenting on whether the bill will receive a hearing. According to the Indy Star, the president of Indiana Right to Life, Mike Fichter said, “We support the bill, because we don’t believe an unborn child should be...
  • Bill Whittle: Terrorist Nation

    01/15/2015 10:05:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/9/15 | Bill Whittle
    From the murder of the Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympics in 1972, through the murder of 5 rabbis at prayer in 2014, the Palestinian cause has been driven by TERROR. In his latest Firewall Bill Whittle discusses their domestic front -- Students for Justice in Palestine. TRANSCRIPT: Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall. I remember the first time I heard the world “Palestinian.” I was thirteen years old. The 1972 Munich Olympics were coming to an end, and I had been fascinated by American swimmer Mark Spitz and his seven gold medals, and had a...
  • New bill sparks debate over abortion information (Nebraska)

    01/13/2015 5:07:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    KLKNTV ^ | 1/13/2015 | Jenn Schanz
    Walking into a public health clinic for information about abortion isn't an easy choice to make. A group of Nebraska senators want to make sure anyone who does, has the facts they need to possibly reconsider. Senator Bill Kintner introduced a bill Monday that would require updated informed consent laws to be made public; both online and on the doors of any clinic that performs abortions. Those forms remind women that it's against the law for anyone to be pressured to have an abortion. So could this help bring down abortion rates? Kintner thinks so. "It might yes, it might....
  • H.R. 4437 (109th): Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005

    01/08/2015 4:06:05 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    govtrack.us ^ | Dec 16, 2005
    On Passage of the Bill in the House (SNIP) No R Boehner, John OH 8th No D Kaptur, Marcy OH 9th No D Kucinich, Dennis OH 10th No D Jones, Stephanie OH 11th No R Tiberi, Pat OH 12th No D Brown, Sherrod OH 13th Aye R LaTourette, Steven OH 14th Aye R Pryce, Deborah OH 15th
  • Tennessee bill would require women hear about alternatives to abortions before receiving one

    01/08/2015 10:45:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    washington post ^ | January 8 | Hunter Schwarz
    An “informed consent” bill that would require women to receive information about their pregnancy and abortion alternatives before receiving an abortion has been introduced by a Tennessee lawmaker. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers (R), would mandate physicians to tell women how long it was since they conceived, that abortions are “in a considerable number of cases … a major surgical procedure,” and that there are agencies that can assist should she choose to not have an abortion and either keep her child or put her child up for adoption. If a woman is more than six months pregnant,...
  • 5th Circuit Panel to hear lawsuit challenging H.B. 2, Texas’ 2013 omnibus pro-life bill

    01/07/2015 7:19:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    national right to life ^ | January 7, 2015 | Dave Andrusko
    As NRL News Today reported in December, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments this morning on another challenge to a different aspect of Texas’ omnibus pro-life bill, H.B.2. At issue today is the mandate that abortion facilities meet the structural requirements applicable to ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). Outside of Texas (and pro-life circles), the 2013 law is best remembered as serving to catapult pro-abortion state Senator Wendy Davis into media celebrity status. Turned into a “icon” by her June filibuster, Davis was emboldened to take on pro-life Texas Attorney General Greg...
  • First anti-abortion bill filed: Doctors must have hospital privileges (Florida)

    01/06/2015 9:18:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | Christine Stapleton
    Doctors who perform abortions would be required to have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the location where the abortion is performed under the first anti-abortion billed filed in the 2015 legislative session. HB 147 is sponsored by two Republicans, Pensacola Rep. Walter Bryan “Mike” Hill, former president of the Northwest Florida Tea Party, and Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood, who pushed a bill in 2012 that would have required doctors to sign an affidavit stating the abortion is not being performed because of the sex or race of the fetus. The bill is patterned after laws in...
  • Cosby Team’s Strategy: Hush Accusers, Insult Them, Blame the Media

    12/29/2014 1:08:19 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/29/14 | Lorne Manley & Grahman Bowley
    Five years earlier, after an actress on Mr. Cosby’s TV series “Cosby” told the police that he had tried to put her hand down his sweatpants at his New York townhouse, Mr. Cosby’s lawyers threatened The National Enquirer with a $250 million defamation suit for publishing detailed comments about the incident by the woman’s relatives.
  • Too often, women are pressured to abort. Here’s one way to help them fight back.

    12/19/2014 5:42:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Adam Peters
    It’s been almost twenty years since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder. In what was called “the trial of the century,” a jury found Simpson not guilty of killing ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. While the football star avoided going to prison, he was later ordered to pay over thirty million dollars in compensation to the victims’ families. This wasn’t the first time that Simpson had faced allegations. In 1989, he pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges after police were called to his home. Other 911 calls were made too, some of which got played...
  • Locke proposes ending the transabdominal fetal ultrasound requirement before abortions

    12/16/2014 2:43:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Daily Press ^ | Dec. 16. 2014 | Dave Ress
    State Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, has filed a bill that would removes the requirement that a woman undergo a fetal transabdominal ultrasound prior to an abortion. The General Assembly enacted the requirement in 2012, generating a national uproar. Abortion advocates said the measure was a medically unnecessary invasion, while anti-abortion advocates said the aim was to help women be better informed.
  • Abortion coercion bills clear Michigan Senate

    12/11/2014 7:01:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    ap ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | DAVID EGGERT
    ANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Pressuring a woman to have an abortion would be a criminal act under legislation approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled Senate, where backers said coerced abortions are a real problem and detractors countered that they already are illegal. The legislation would prohibit threatening, stalking or assaulting a pregnant woman or anyone else with the intent to force an abortion against her wishes. After learning a woman does not want to terminate her pregnancy, a person also could not threaten to cut off legally required financial support or withdraw from a contract. The bills, approved 26-11 almost entirely...
  • Top Democrat Admits: Not One Member Of House Rules Committee Actually Read Omnibus Bill

    12/10/2014 5:56:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/10/14 | Matthew Boyle
    House Rules Committee ranking Democratic member Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) admitted at the opening of the House Rules Committee hearing on Speaker John Boehner’s 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that nobody had actually read the bill before the hearing. “There’s some things I think I really have to say about this, mostly process, 1,600 pages right here” Slaughter said as she gestured toward the bill. “Released in the middle of the night. Not one member of the committee has been able to read all the way through it or anything of it, I suppose. No opportunity for public input. No hearings....
  • Guardian bill hits wall in Ohio legislature over abortion

    12/10/2014 1:55:49 PM PST · by Morgana
    Columbus dispatch ^ | December 10, 2014 | Josh Jarman
    Opposition by an anti-abortion group probably has killed a bill designed to protect thousands of Ohioans, most of them elderly, from abuse and neglect by their court-appointed guardians. House Bill 624, which for the first time in Ohio would codify a “bill of rights” for residents who are under guardianship, was scheduled for a floor vote last Friday during the legislature’s lame-duck session. House leadership referred it back to committee hours before a vote, however, after legislators received a letter opposing the bill from Ohio ProLife Action, an anti-abortion lobbying group. Barry Sheets, spokesman for the group on this issue,...
  • House-Senate negotiators near spending deal

    12/08/2014 9:50:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/08/14 | David Rogers
    The goal is to have the massive measure ready by late Monday
  • [Updated] A Complete List of the Women Who Have Accused Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

    11/24/2014 2:30:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Slate ^ | November 21, 2014 [updated Nov 23, 2014] | Filipa Ioannou and Ben Mathis-Lilley
    The following women have alleged as a matter of public record that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted or raped them. They are listed in the order their allegations became public. [17entries]
  • SNL’s Obama Shoves The Schoolhouse Rock Bill Down The Capitol Steps

    11/23/2014 3:23:46 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    mediaite ^ | 11:48 pm, November 22nd, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Finally, the first biting political spoof from Saturday Night Live in a while: the Bill from Schoolhouse Rock explains to a student how he becomes a law, only to be violently beat up by Barack Obama and his new best friend, “Executive Order.” Even then, the poor Executive Order still thinks he’s used for simple things, like declaring holidays and creating national parks, until Obama informs him that he’s going to be used to grant amnesty to 5 million undocumented immigrants. His reaction: “Whoa.”
  • Netanyahu Poised to Present Bill Expelling Terrorists

    11/22/2014 3:39:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Following discussions last week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday night is expected to propose a bill negating permanent residency status and social benefits from Arab residents of Jerusalem conducting riots and terrorist attacks. "It cannot be that those who act in terror against the state of Israel enjoy rights such as national insurance," said Netanyahu. The bill, which would include in its scope those inciting terrorism against the state, would target not only the Arab terrorists but their families as well in stripping their residency and social benefits. Interior Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Saturday announced that he was...
  • Bill Cosby says those who oppose Obama are racist (Flashback)

    Comedy and television icon Bill Cosby slammed Republicans who failed to stand for President Obama’s State of the Union speech, likening them to racists who opposed desegregation. “I think we have people sitting there,” he said, referring to the president’s SOTU speech, during a CNN television interview reported by Mediaite, “who are as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation.” His comments came in context of a discussion about racism and the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across Selma, Ala., Mediate reported. Rep. Connie Mack said “it’s just hard to believe,” and “it’s unbelievable,” in reference to...
  • Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story?

    11/13/2014 7:37:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/2014 | Barbara Bowman
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, yet it remained near a 14-year low in a reminder that the labor market appears to be moving toward full health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 12,000 to 290,000 for the week ended Nov. 8, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a smaller increase. Claims have now been below 300,000 for nine straight weeks, and in October hit their lowest level since 2000 at 266,000. "This increase is nothing to worry about," said Ian Shepherdson, an...
  • Bill Cosby Refuses To Speak When NPR Asks About Rape Allegations

    11/15/2014 10:25:43 AM PST · by lbryce · 43 replies
    Mashable ^ | November 15, 2014 | Johnathan Ellis
    Bill Cosby was asked on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday whether he had anything to say about the resurgence of allegations that he sexually assaulted multiple women years ago. He didn't. Instead, he shook his head, and refused to say a word. Cosby's long comedy career and pedestal as one of America's favorite TV dads have been overshadowed in recent days, as the allegations have gained new attention, though they are not new. One of his accusers wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post on Thursday, an attempt at a Cosby meme generator was overrun with negative comments and Cosby's scheduled...
  • Time to buy that new TV online: Boehner kills Internet sales tax bill..

    11/11/2014 11:38:14 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 103 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 11, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor for MailOnline
    House speaker isn't going to bring up a Senate-passed 'fairness' bill during the lame-duck congressional sessionLegislation would allow states to collect sales taxes from their residents' online purchases, no matter where the e-tailer is locatedBrick-and-mortar stores and their trade groups want a mandate because they all have to collect sales taxes from walk-in customersRepublicans worry that all online stores, including small businesses, will find themselves having to deal with paperwork for nearly every US state House Speaker John Boehner has stuck an Internet sales tax proposal in a drawer and he doesn't intend to dust it off before the...
  • 'Clinton Democrats' falling flat

    10/19/2014 8:05:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2014 | Peter Sullivan and Bernie Becker
    Self-proclaimed Clinton Democrats are struggling this election cycle, and not even their powerful namesakes may be enough to save them. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have tried to turn on their charms to help centrist Democrats in Kentucky and Arkansas. But as candidates in both states are slipping, help from the party’s preeminent power couple is falling short. In Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes has clung tightly to both Bill and Hillary Clinton as she tries to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell(R). The former president has already campaigned with the Democratic hopeful twice and will head to the Bluegrass State...
  • Bill Whittle: Socialism - The Loch Ness Monster of Politics

    09/26/2014 7:38:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 9-26-2014 | Bill Whittle
    Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall. Ah, Progressives! You really have to – well, not admire them exactly – but if not admire them then at least grant them a grudging respect for the tenacity of their beliefs. Unfortunately for them, the Socialist utopia is a Cryptid, which, according to Wikipedia’s serviceable definition, is “a creature whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community.” Here’s another example of a cryptid: it’s called the Loch Ness Monster. Like the socialist utopia, the Loch Ness Monster requires a lot of...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorses Doug Ducey's governor campaign

    08/02/2014 12:36:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced in a Friday press release he is endorsing State Treasurer Doug Ducey's gubernatorial campaign. The move doesn't necessarily come as a surprise, as both Arpaio and Ducey are very focused on illegal immigration and the border. "I'm supporting Doug (Ducey) because he's the right leader for Arizona, and he'll do the right thing as governor," Arpaio said in the release.
  • Hill Source: Sessions 'Very Encouraged' by House Immigration Bill Changes

    08/01/2014 1:20:10 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    "Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) isn't saying either way whether he's backing the new House immigration bill, but a hill source tells Breitbart News that he's "very encouraged" by what's happened thus far on Friday. “Senator Sessions is very encouraged by the significant developments in the House,” a congressional source told Breitbart News. Over the past week plus, Sessions has been a major player in the goings-on of this immigration war. When Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) introduced the House GOP leadership recommendations on behalf of the working group Speaker John Boehner set up, Sessions called the...
  • SR 304 - Why the Illegal Immigrant Kids?

    08/01/2014 7:19:03 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 8 replies
    Youtube - Bill Still Report #304 ^ | July 12, 2014 | Bill Still
    YouTube Video - about 4 minutes - Good documentation that goes back to January 2014 that shows this immigration mess with the "children" was a government planned event.
  • Sometimes civilian casualties are the lesser evil - ask Bill Clinton

    07/31/2014 4:44:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Carl in Jerusalem ^ | 7/31/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    This tape was played on Sky Australia last night. I was going to post it this morning, but I couldn't find a way to embed the video. Now it's been uploaded to YouTube. The Clinton tape was made on September 10, 2001.
  • House readies bill to stop Obama's immigration order -- in advance

    07/30/2014 11:33:29 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-31-2014 | Byron York
    On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration. First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that if the House passes a border crisis bill, he and Senate Democrats might attach the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill to it -- a move that would clearly doom the whole border emergency spending effort. Now, House Republican leaders have written a bill that would stop President Obama from using executive power to legalize millions of currently illegal immigrants -- something Obama is widely thought...
  • Tell Boehner: “No New Laws”

    07/29/2014 4:03:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Senate Democrats are now explicitly saying they will try to use Boehner’s border bill as a vehicle for broad, “Gang of 8″ style amnesty, and immigration activists are urging them on. All the more reason to call ((202) 224-3121). A House vote on Boehner’s bill is expected Thursday. Beware a Boehner Supertrap: Today (Tuesday 7/29) looks like Crunch Day for the House when it comes to finalizing a pre-August bill to deal with the surge of Central American immigrants coming across the Southern border. Aides to Speaker Boehner have been blowing a lot of smoke about how Republicans are desperate...
  • Is this society blonde the 'Energiser'?

    07/26/2014 2:30:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 7-25-14 | Tom Leonard
    She always arrives in an SUV, sometimes staying for a few hours, sometimes as long as a week — just so long as the lady of the house is away. And, thanks to the fact that the house in question — the palatial residence of Bill and Hillary Clinton — is protected by a squad of U.S. Secret Servicemen who are in on the deception, the attractive, busty blonde can time her arrivals and departures to within minutes of those of Mrs Clinton. The bodyguards claim they don’t know her identity, but say they are under orders neither to stop...
  • Hillary's silence is deafening

    07/22/2014 8:06:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    You can’t exactly accuse someone who just finished a book tour of hiding, but Hillary Clinton certainly is ducking a lot of questions. And that’s understandable, because she would have a lot of problems coming up with answers that wouldn’t hurt her prospects for the presidency. At the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin notes: Maggie Haberman of Politico confirms first that Hillary Clinton is entirely inaccessible to the media and second that none of those denied access thought it important to let the public know Clinton is hiding from questions. Haberman observed, “What has been really striking about Hillary Clinton’s book...
  • Ted Cruz working on bill that would repeal Obama’s 2012 amnesty for DREAMers

    07/17/2014 9:12:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    Actually, per Breitbart, he’s working on two bills. One would repeal DACA, Obama’s 2012 executive order that suspended deportations for qualifying young illegals. The other, a more urgent priority, would block Obama from expanding DACA. That means no executive amnesty for the Central American children who’ve come here recently (although they could, I assume, still be allowed to stay under asylum laws) and, maybe, no executive amnesty for the five million adult illegals whom O has promised immigration activists he’ll help.Given the post-Romney terror within the GOP leadership over being demagogued as anti-Latino, I wonder if the bills will...
  • Ted Cruz: Border Bill Must Address Obama's Executive Amnesty Threat

    07/16/2014 9:58:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/16/14 | Matthew Boyle
    With House Republicans exploring lawmakers' immigration “wish lists” as they craft a legislative response to the border crisis, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is drawing a line in the sand: unless the bill prevents President Obama from expanding unilateral amnesty for so-called DREAMers, he will oppose it. “No legislation should be considered unless it specifically prohibits Obama from expanding” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), “which allows those who have come here illegally to stay,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told Breitbart News. “That should be a prerequisite for any bill considered to address this crisis.” Frazier also told Breitbart News...
  • So, who’s running this party anyway?

    06/19/2014 7:55:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | JR Hoeft
    Yesterday’s “Burgers with Bill,” held in the normally sleepy days following the end of primaries, the end of school, and pre-Independence day, has gotten folks to thinking. Why? Because the GOP is in complete transition. And it’s time to just openly accept it.(SNIP) So, when many of the former leaders gathered last night for “Burgers with Bill,” which used to be a much sought after fundraising ticket, but is now an event that is paid for by Bolling’s PAC, it seemed a bit like a nod to the past and a reflection on the current state of the party. McDonnell...
  • Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page?

    06/08/2014 12:08:10 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    Pearls Before Swine ^ | 7JUN2014 | Stephan Pastis
    Bill Watterson is the Bigfoot of cartooning. He is legendary. He is reclusive. And like Bigfoot, there is really only one photo of him in existence. Few in the cartooning world have ever spoken to him. Even fewer have ever met him. In fact, legend has it that when Steven Spielberg called to see if he wanted to make a movie, Bill wouldn’t even take the call. So it was with little hope of success that I set out to try and meet him last April. I was traveling through Cleveland on a book tour, and I knew that he...
  • W.Va. Governor Promises to Veto Another "Fetal Pain" Bill

    05/22/2014 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wsaz ^ | wsaz
    "As I stated on March 28, the language contained in House Bill 4588 is unconstitutional. I encourage legislators not to call themselves into a special session to revisit the same issue. Should members of the Legislature take the same action again, I will again veto the bill. As I also said on March 28, I am proud of my pro-life record, and I would be happy to work with members of the Legislature during the 2015 regular session to pass a bill that is constitutional." Friday Marks 2 Years Since Murder of Charleston Man More From Our Partners
  • Boston tries to be 1st city with "College Athlete Bill of Rights"

    05/19/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 19, 2014 | Jon Solomon
    Boston is trying to become the first city to provide health-care and educational rights to college athletes beyond what the NCAA requires. Legislation has been enacted or proposed at the federal and state level for a “College Athlete Bill of Rights.” But Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim has taken the unique step of going local. He filed a pair of ordinances Friday related to the educational and health rights for athletes who play college sports in Boston. Among the potential laws for Boston universities:
  • Chelsea's Liberal Media Fans Act Like She's a Forever Unmockable Child

    04/19/2014 10:45:49 PM PDT · by absentee · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/19/14 | Tim Graham
    “Why we root for Chelsea Clinton” was the latest from the Washington Post’s new culture blogger Alyssa Rosenberg. “For those of us who were once curly-haired, awkward daughters, Chelsea Clinton’s arrival on the national stage at age 12 meant years of sympathetic wincing. The barbs directed her way landed on us by proxy,” including Rush Limbaugh’s old “family dog” joke. Youngsters might not realize that almost everyone in politics treated Chelsea with deference to her parents throughout the Clinton presidency, which ended when she was 20. The weirdest part is how Rosenberg can complain about Clinton opponents mocking Chelsea instead...
  • Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won´t enforce it

    04/18/2014 4:35:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 4/18/14 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress's concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement. "Nevertheless, as President...
  • House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix

    04/17/2014 9:05:31 PM PDT · by mykroar · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/17/2014 | Laura Meckler
    WASHINGTON—Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections. Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was "hellbent on getting this done this year," according to two people in the room. A spokesman for Mr. Boehner didn't dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Barack Obama...
  • Colorado Democrats Abandon Radical Bill for Abortions Up to Birth, Not Enough Votes

    04/17/2014 2:46:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    UPDATE: Late Wednesday, Colorado Democrats abandoned the radical bill after not having enough votes: Colorado Democrats abandoned their own divisive abortion proposal Wednesday, axing the bill after one lawmaker expressed indecision and it became clear they might not have the votes to pass it in a chamber where every vote matters. Democrats used a legislative maneuver to shelve a bill that would have banned any state regulation of reproductive decisions such as abortion and contraception. It had been scheduled for a vote Wednesday evening in the Senate, where the party holds a slim one-seat majority. The move came after Sen....
  • 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.