Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $71,136
83%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $13.9k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!!

Breaking News (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • We're going to need a big push to wrap this up. Let's git 'er done. [FReepathon Thread LV]

    11/26/2014 9:05:59 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 92 replies
    <p>We're going to need a big pus to wrap this up within the next few days. Let's git 'er done.</p> <p>We've got a big fight ahead stopping Obama's desperate scorched earth plan for his last two years, especially now that the GOPe leadership has officially taken a powder and refuses to engage him. It's now up to the grassroots patriots and the conservative tea party members in congress. The democrats and RINOS have us surrounded, so we must split, no, DOUBLE our forces and efforts and fight in both directions!!</p>
  • Officer Darren Wilson Reacts to Grand Jury Decision

    11/24/2014 7:51:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 86 replies
    mediaite ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Officer Darren Wilson has, through his legal team, put out a statement reacting to the news tonight he will not be indicted by the Ferguson grand jury for the shooting of Michael Brown. Here is the statement in full:Today, a St. Louis County grand jury released its decision that no charges would be filed in the case involving Officer Darren Wilson. From the onset, we have maintained and the grand jury agreed that Officer Wilson’s action on August 9 were in accordance with the laws and regulations that govern the procedures of an officer. In a case of this magnitude,...
  • BREAKING NEWS: FERGUSON DECISION: NO INDICTMENT

    11/24/2014 6:24:03 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 220 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | 11/24/2014 | CNN
    NOT GUILTY
  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 10:45:11 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 2,617 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Chico Harlan, Wesley Lowery, and and Kimberly Kindy
    A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said. Sources said that press conferences are being prepared by the county prosecutors’ office and the Missouri governor. Those press conferences will likely come later today.
  • Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure

    11/24/2014 6:26:14 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 121 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Helene Cooper
    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and a beleaguered national security team that has struggled to stay ahead of an onslaught of global crises. The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary — the sole Republican on his national security team — to step down last Friday after a series of meetings over the past two weeks, senior administration officials said.
  • BREAKING: Al Sharpton Announces Nationwide Race Riots… Here’s the List of Cities He’s Targeting

    11/24/2014 4:46:58 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 266 replies
    Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit copied onto Conservative Tribune ^ | 17th November 2014 by Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit | Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit copied by Conservative Tribune
    The Rev. Al Sharpton has always been keen to maintain his reputation as the least plausible cleric since Elmer Gantry. The racial tension and riots in Ferguson, Mo. have proved to be the perfect vehicle to do just that. Not just satisfied with creating unrest in one beleaguered Missouri city, though, the “Reverend” is looking to go national with his “peaceful protests” that worked out so well in Ferguson. With that, Sharpton’s group, the National Action Network (NAN) has put out a list of national protest sites, because apparently just one city experiencing hellish violence and racial strife just isn’t...
  • Graham critical of new GOP House report on Benghazi, calls findings 'garbage'

    11/23/2014 5:03:24 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 75 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/23/2014 | foxnews.com
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday criticized a recently released House Republican report that concludes no intelligence lapses in connection with the fatal Benghazi attacks, saying congressional investigators did a “lousy job.” “I think the report is full of crap,” Graham, a Republican, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
  • National Action Network - Hands Up For Justice Rally (coming to a town near you)

    11/23/2014 4:09:02 PM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 36 replies
    National Action Alliance ^ | Disciples of Justice
    Hands up for Justice Rally locations.
  • 'We Will Not Engage': Michele Bachmann Reveals GOP Plans to Ignore Executive Amnesty

    11/23/2014 6:23:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 220 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11-23-2014 | Robert Wilde
    Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steven K. Bannon asked the congresswoman, who was a guest on Breitbart News Saturday Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, “Has there been any firm commitment from the leadership of the Republican party saying that this amnesty is not going to happen?” Bachmann replied with a question, “Do you want the truth? Okay, I’ll tell all of Breitbart listeners what happened this week. I was floored!” In the weekly meeting called “Republican Conference” in the House of Representatives, “we all knew that the big issue for the week was going to be the president announcing his amnesty,”...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 4:58:30 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 November 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows November 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Governor-elect Greg Abbott, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Anthony Gray, attorney for the Michael Brown family; John Hofmeister, former CEO of Shell Oil; author Daniel Yergin. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Raul Labrador, R-Idaho; Cornell William Brooks, president of the NAACP.THIS WEEK (ABC): President Barack Obama.STATE OF...
  • 30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered

    11/21/2014 2:03:17 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 198 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system. “They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,” a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.
  • Here is Eric Holder's video urging police restraint in Ferguson (Michael Unarmed Teen Brown)

    11/21/2014 12:40:42 PM PST · by Scoutmaster · 38 replies
    United States Department of Justice ^ | November 21, 2014 | Scoutmaster
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appears in a video today on the Department of Justice website, urging police restraint in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed teen [drink] Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson, and protester/rioters are waiting for the starting gun.The video is titled: "MAINTAINING PUBLIC SAFETY WHILE SAFEGUARDING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS" In part of the video, Holder says:"It is vital to engage in planning and preparation, from evaluating protocols and training to choosing the appropriate equipment and uniforms," Holder says to law enforcement officials in the video. "This is the hard work that is necessary to preserve the...
  • Boehner: House GOP files Obamacare suit

    11/21/2014 9:22:23 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 83 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he has sued the Obama Administration in federal court over its decisions to make changes to the President's health care law, which congressional Republicans argue were unconstitutional. The move was expected for months -- the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted to approve the lawsuit in July. But Boehner had trouble retaining a law firm that would take the case because of the political furor over the controversial health care law. "Time after time, the President has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and re-write federal law on his own without a...
  • House files challenge over the changes to the affordable care act (Case 1:14-cv-01967)

    Today, we filed our complaint United States House of Representatives v. Burwell (Case 1:14-cv-01967), in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The HouseÂ’s complaint contains eight counts concerning constitutional and statutory violations of law related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are a myriad of unilateral amendments to this Act, ordered by President ObamaÂ’s Administration, which could be the subject of a challenge, and there are a number of changes that are already being litigated, including King v. Burwell, which has been accepted by the Supreme Court for review. The HouseÂ’s complaint,...
  • SESSIONS: NOW IS ‘TIME TO STAND STRONG’ AGAINST OBAMA’S ILLEGAL AMNESTY TO PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS

    11/20/2014 10:01:15 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 20, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions says that President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is something that is “endangering our entire constitutional order” as a democratic Republic. “President Obama’s executive amnesty violates the laws Congress has passed in order to create and implement laws Congress has refused to pass,” Sessions said in a statement. “The President is providing an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with social security numbers, photo IDs, and work permits—allowing them to now take jobs directly from struggling Americans during a time of record immigration, low wages, and high joblessness.” Sessions noted that Obama’s specific actions...
  • End of California's 10-day Gun Waiting Period for Some?

    11/20/2014 8:31:58 PM PST · by cakid1 · 20 replies
    Cal Guns Foundation ^ | 11-20-14 | cakid1
    Calguns Foundation: Court denies requests by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
  • Here’s Obama’s Immigration Speech In Full

    11/20/2014 5:15:36 PM PST · by iowamark · 121 replies
    Time ^ | 11/20/2014 | BH Obama
    My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities – people not trapped by our past, but able to remake ourselves as we choose. But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it. Families who enter our country the right way and play by the rules watch others flout the rules. Business owners who...
  • Emperor Zero's Amnesty Speech (Live Video Link)

    11/20/2014 5:11:05 PM PST · by backwoods-engineer · 80 replies
    Live Video Link: http://video.foxnews.com/v/2555052454001/president-obama-delivers-address-to-nation-on-immigration/#sp=watch-live
  • Tune In to See the Constitution Destroyed! [AMNESTY by decree LIVE thread]

    11/20/2014 3:39:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 429 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, really, when you stop -- and I'm sure most of you have -- when you stop and think about what's gonna happen tonight and the way it's being promoted, and the way it's playing out, I don't know, it's kind of surreal. Everybody involved knows that what's gonna happen tonight's unconstitutional. Everybody knows it. And there's nothing that can stop it. And stop and think of that. Everybody knows. I don't care if they're in the Drive-By Media. I don't care if they're in the White House. I don't care if they're in the Senate. I...
  • National Day of Reckoning! [Impeach Obama]

    11/20/2014 11:53:25 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 217 replies
    November 20, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Received a message this morning requesting a repeat of the National Day of Protest against amnesty that was held a couple of months ago. I'm all for it, but think this time it should be entitled, "National Day of Reckoning!" and should be repeated weekly for the duration. FR was instrumental in leading the fight for impeachment against the criminal Clinton. Well, Clintoon was a piker compared to our new tyrant. As much as the Republicans fear impeaching our first black president, I'm afraid it must be done. The Constitution demands it!! We cannot cower in fear as our wannabe...
  • Obama’s Amnesty Will Add As Many Foreign Workers As New Jobs Since 2009

    11/20/2014 8:50:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 20, 2014 | By Neil Munro
    resident Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation’s legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009. The plans, expected to be announced late Nov. 20, will distribute five million work permits to illegal immigrants, and also create a new inflow of foreign college graduates for prestigious salaried jobs, according to press reports. Obama has already provided or promised almost one million extra work permits to foreigners, while his economy has only added six million jobs since 2009. Under the president’s new amnesty plan, “up to...
  • 3 Wounded, Suspected Gunman Dead After Shooting on Florida State University Campus

    11/19/2014 11:08:30 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 53 replies
    <p>At least two people were injured by gunshots on Florida State University's campus in Tallahassee early this morning, officials with Tallahassee Memorial Health Care confirmed to ABC News.</p> <p>The patients' conditions are not known, and it's unclear whether those injured are students.</p>
  • Report: Obama to Sign Executive Amnesty Friday in Vegas

    11/19/2014 7:18:34 AM PST · by RummyChick · 320 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11/19 | halper
    John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times reports that President Obama's executive amnesty order is coming Friday in Las Vegas: Confirmed by source familiar: Obama to announce immigration order on Friday in Las Vegas — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014 Obama immigration announcement in Las Vegas on Friday may also serve as unofficial launch of Reid 2016 re-election campaign — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014
  • XL Keystone vote underway in Congress (Live Thread)

    11/18/2014 3:03:26 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 195 replies
    November 18, 2014 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Will it or won't it pass? Stay tuned..
  • Current Louisiana Polling (Human Events-Gravis: Cassidy 59% - 38% over Landrieu)

    11/18/2014 11:59:12 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 86 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 17 Nov 2014 | Gravis Marketing
    Human Events-Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 643 likely voters regarding opinions of races in Louisiana. The poll carries a margin of error of 4%. The poll was conducted 11-12-2014-11-14-2014 The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls and weighted by anticipated voting demographics.
  • Five killed in terror attack at Jerusalem synagogue

    11/18/2014 12:18:25 AM PST · by INVAR · 68 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 18, 2014 | LAZAR BERMAN
    East Jerusalem men enter Har Nof yeshiva complex with pistol and axes; 6 injured, including two police; assailants killed Four people were killed, including one policeman, in a terror attack at a synagogue in a Jerusalem neighborhood Tuesday morning. Police said two attackers, apparently from East Jerusalem, came into the synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood shortly after 7 a.m. and began attacking worshipers at morning prayers with a gun, a meat cleaver, and an ax. Both terrorists were killed by police. Israel Police said there were six injured, including two policemen, one of whom was seriously injured, and another...
  • Missouri governor activates National Guard

    11/17/2014 12:49:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Nixon said Monday that the National Guard would assist state and local police as needed, in case there is civil unrest when the grand jury's decision is announced. There was no indication an announcement is imminent....
  • Jonathan Gruber: Obama personally asked me to help disguise unhelpful Obamacare facts

    11/17/2014 10:00:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 165 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2014 | Guy Benson
    That’s not quite his verbatim quote, but it’s pretty darn close:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “The problem is it’s a political nightmare, and people say ‘no, you can’t tax my benefits’…so what we did a lot in that room was think a lot about well how could we make this work? … And [Obama] is really a realistic guy. He was like, ‘look, I can’t just do this.’ He said ‘it’s just not going to happen politically. The bill will not pass. How do we manage to get there through phase-ins and other things?’ And we talked about...
  • Obama Met With Ferguson Activists -- Said He's Concerned They "Stay on Course"

    11/17/2014 5:00:16 AM PST · by akalinin · 139 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7:38 PM
    President Obama met with Ferguson protest leaders on November 5th, the day after the midterm elections. The meeting was not on his daily schedule. He was concerned that the protesters “stay on course.” What does that mean?
  • Abdul-Rahman Kassig: US hostage 'killed by IS'

    11/16/2014 5:05:59 AM PST · by dennisw · 54 replies
    bbc. ^ | 16 November 2014
    <p>This is perhaps the most elaborate and graphic of all the murder videos posted online by IS.</p> <p>Much of it is taken up with a recent history lesson on Iraq and Syria as seen through the eyes of the jihadists. But the latter part shows a mass beheading of Syrian prisoners in revolting, lingering detail.</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2014

    11/16/2014 4:34:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 168 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 November 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows November 16th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Sens.-elect Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and James Lankford, R-Okla.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Mitt Romney; Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Al Franken, D-Minn.; Rep,...
  • Jihadi John is 'wounded in US airstrike that killed 10 top ISIS commanders'

    11/16/2014 1:48:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/16/14 | Abul Taher for The Mail on Sunday
    Jihadi John, the Briton who beheaded two British and two American hostages held by Islamic State terrorists, has been injured in a US-led air strike, according to reports received by the Foreign Office. The masked ‘executioner’ with a London accent is believed to have narrowly escaped death when he attended a summit of the group’s leaders in an Iraqi town close to the Syrian border last Saturday. The meeting was targeted by American and Iraqi jets.
  • Parnell concedes in Alaska gubernatorial race

    11/15/2014 10:15:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2014 12:52 AM EST
    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell conceded the gubernatorial race Saturday, issuing a statement a day after independent challenger Bill Walker was declared the winner. […] Parnell has served as governor since July 2009, when Sarah Palin resigned. He won election in his own right in 2010. Palin had endorsed Walker. …
  • Congressional Revocation and Alteration of Executive Orders (How to Kill the Amnesty EO)

    11/13/2014 2:06:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 168 replies
  • GOP REP: IMPEACHMENT AN OPTION IF OBAMA MOVES ON EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    11/13/2014 12:52:51 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 229 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2014 | Caroline May
    Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) says impeachment should be on the table if President Barack Obama moves forward with executive amnesty. Speaking with Breitbart News Wednesday evening, Jones explained that should Obama move to unilaterally legalize undocumented immigrants, it would be a constitutional issue, not an issue to be solved by restricting funding, as some Republicans have floated. “To me a constitutional question means that we have the option of impeachment,” Jones said, explaining that he thinks the best option to confront Obama’s executive amnesty would be impeachment. “We have a Constitution, and I am very disappointed from year to year...
  • Mitch McConnell unanimously reelected Senate Republican leader

    11/13/2014 7:52:24 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 118 replies
    HotAir ^ | 11/13/2014 | Adam Beam (AP)
    Sen. Mitch McConnell has been unanimously re-elected as Republican leader, his staff says
  • Supreme Court lifts hold on gay marriage in Kansas

    11/12/2014 6:50:13 PM PST · by Coronal · 102 replies
    KCTV 5 ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | Laura McCallister
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas. The nation's highest court denied the state's request to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while Kansas fights the issue in court. The state constitution includes a provision banning gay marriage, approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2005.
  • Source: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week

    11/13/2014 3:00:44 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 62 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Lucas Tomlinson
    EXCLUSIVE: President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action -- including suspending deportations for millions -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News. The president's plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval. Obama was briefed at the White House by Homeland Security officials before leaving on his Asia-Pacific trip last week, Fox...
  • DEVELOPING: McSally declares victory in CD2 race, automatic recount triggered

    11/12/2014 9:14:17 PM PST · by House Atreides · 30 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | Sep 12, 2014 | Anthony Victor Reyes
    McSally released the following statement after receiving the news of her unofficial win. "All ballots are now counted and the voters have made their choice. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we've seen from across Southern Arizona," she said. "While we still have a recount to go, we expect similar results and will provide the necessary oversight to ensure accurate results. I want to thank the voters again for their support and trust in me and look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work from day one to serve Southern Arizonans in Congress."
  • Source: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week

    11/12/2014 3:43:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 215 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2014 | Lucas Tomlinson
    EXCLUSIVE: President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action -- including suspending deportations for millions -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News. The president's plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval. Obama was briefed at the White House by Homeland Security officials before leaving on his Asia-Pacific trip last week, Fox...
  • Federal Judge strikes down South Carolina marriage ban

    11/12/2014 7:53:25 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 55 replies
    WACH Fox 57 ^ | 11/12/2014 | WACH Fox News Center
    A federal judge has struck down South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Wednesday ruled against the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. But marriage licenses can't be immediately handed out. Gergel gave state Attorney General Alan Wilson a delay until Nov. 20.
  • Pima County (AZ) discovers additional CD2 ballots

    11/12/2014 1:33:22 PM PST · by fifedom · 84 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Joe Ferguson
    Pima County has discovered 208 additional valid general election ballots this morning that have not been counted, an official said. The uncounted ballots (come) from Congressional District 2, where Republican Martha McSally has a 133 vote lead over incumbent Democrat Ron Barber.
  • GOP adds another Senate seat as Sullivan wins Alaska

    11/12/2014 1:59:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 93 replies
    FOX ^ | NOV 12, 2014 | FOX
    <p>Republican candidate Dan Sullivan defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race Wednesday.</p> <p>The win gives the GOP eight Senate pickups in the midterm elections. The party is also seeking a ninth seat in Louisiana’s runoff in December.</p>
  • Government slashes 2015 Obamacare sign-up forecast by 30%

    11/10/2014 10:03:26 AM PST · by John W · 64 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Dan Mangan
    So the number "13" apparently is bad luck for Obamacare, too. Federal officials on Monday sought to lower expectations for upcoming enrollment in Obamacare, announcing that they now believe that only between 9 million and 9.9 million people will be enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance plans by the end of 2015. That is well below the 13 million people that the Congressional Budget Office has projected for Obamacare enrollment by the end of 2015. Open enrollment for 2015 plans resumes Saturday. The new projection, more than 30 percent reduced from the CBO estimate, comes from the Health and...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 9 November 2014

    11/09/2014 4:52:19 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 155 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 9 November 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows November 9th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens.-elect Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo.; Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis.; Rep.-elect Gwen Graham, D-Fla.; Sen.-elect Mike Rounds, R-S.D.; former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. FACE THE NATION (CBS): President Barack Obama; former President George W. Bush.THIS WEEK (ABC): Political analysts.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and...
  • Tank column crosses from Russia into Ukraine: Kiev military

    11/07/2014 6:02:16 AM PST · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 11/7/14 | Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Alessandra Prentice and Richard Balmforth
    A column of 32 tanks, 16 howitzer artillery systems and trucks carrying ammunition and fighters has crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia, the Kiev military said on Friday. "The deployment continues of military equipment and Russian mercenaries to the front lines," spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing referring to Thursday's cross-border incursion.
  • Senate Democrats dump ads in Louisiana

    11/06/2014 6:07:53 PM PST · by Paul R. · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 11/6/2014 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign committee on Thursday began canceling plans for television ads in Louisiana's major markets to help Sen. Mary Landrieu's runoff campaign...
  • Paul Ryan Predicts Enough GOP Support For 'Constructive Immigration Reform'

    11/06/2014 3:31:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 236 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/14 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) predicts that there will be enough support for immigration reform in a GOP-led Congress. According to the Associated Press, "Ryan said that as long as Obama doesn't try an executive order in November or December and works with Congress," immigration legislation can be enacted.
  • Free Republic’s Thoughts on the 2014 Election and the Road Ahead [FReepathon thread XXXV]

    11/06/2014 8:46:21 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 324 replies
    Congratulations to all Republicans and conservatives who worked their tails off to help retake the Senate!! And we added to our majority in the House and added Republican governorships and took many other state and local offices too. We're away from home this morning and all we have here is CNN and so I've heard streams of pundits all calling for the Republicans to "govern" now that they have control of both houses of congress and to compromise with Obama to get things done. Even heard Alan Simpson say we should drop the idea of repealing Obamacare as that's a...
  • Obama post election press conference

    11/05/2014 12:09:53 PM PST · by Dog · 305 replies
    TV | 11-5-14 | Dog
    Didn't see a live thread.....so here you go.