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  • Justice Department Rolls Out An Early Form Of Capital Controls In America

    03/21/2015 7:27:08 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 62 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/20/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Something stunning took place earlier this week, and it quietly snuck by, unnoticed by anyone as the "all important" FOMC meeting was looming. That something could have been taken straight out of the playbook of either Cyprus, or Greece, or the USSR "evil empire", or all three. This is how the WSJ explained it: The U.S. Justice Department’s criminal head said banks may need to go beyond filing suspicious activity reports when they encounter a risky customer.
  • Congress Seeks to Cut Off Taxpayer Funding For Iran Deal

    03/21/2015 6:50:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Move to eliminate all U.S. funding for diplomacy with Iran Congressional leaders have begun pressuring their colleagues to cut off all U.S. funding for the ongoing talks with Iran over its contested nuclear program as the Obama administration rushes to hash out the details of a deal in the coming months, according to multiple sources and a letter that will be sent next week to appropriators in the House of Representatives. With the deadline approaching, congressional Republicans have been exasperated by the Obama administration’s efforts to prevent them from having any oversight over the deal.
  • Illegal Immigrants Have Right to Work in US

    03/07/2015 2:26:17 PM PST · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1.29.2015 | Larry O'Connor
    President Barack Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, believes illegal aliens have the "right to work" in America, violating multiple federal crimes in the process. The revelation came during her first day of confirmation hearings Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) asked Lynch about her position on enforcing America's immigration laws:
  • Feds raid Texas political meeting

    03/02/2015 7:27:57 AM PST · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 21 hours ago | WND
    Fingerprint, photograph all attendees, seize phones In a deliberate “show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices. Members of the Republic of Texas, a secession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members. The group, which describes itself as “congenial and unimposing,” maintains a...
  • Wolf Blitzer Blames GOP for Failure of Bill Majority of Dems Voted Against

    02/27/2015 8:31:55 PM PST · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s “Situation Room,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer characterized the failure of a resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks as the Republicans “failing to break the deadlock over funding the Department of Homeland Security,” despite the fact that the majority of the votes against the resolution came from Democrats. “How will the Department of Homeland Security protect Americans from a terror threat, which is growing daily, if congress cannot find a way to pay those workers whose job is — supposed to keep all of us safe? Looks like Republicans are moments away from failing...
  • Feds: America Should Adopt ‘Plant-Based’ Diet

    02/20/2015 9:05:18 AM PST · by Cheerio · 141 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-page report of recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday, which detailed its plans to “transform the food system.”
  • Another Williams Chopper Tale! NBC Anchor Claims Hezbollah Rockets Buzzed His Helicopter During Isra

    02/07/2015 1:08:02 PM PST · by Cheerio · 84 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 7 Feb 2015 | John Nolte
    FULL TITLE: Another Williams Chopper Tale! NBC Anchor Claims Hezbollah Rockets Buzzed His Helicopter During Israel War Completely separate from the 2003 Iraq helicopter incident Brian Williams confessed to lying about this week, thanks to a Twitter user who alerted Ace Of Spades, we now have a 2007 video of Williams claiming he was involved in a hairy wartime incident involving a different helicopter during a different war. According to the NBC Nightly News anchor, during “the war with Hezballah in Israel, a few years back … there were Katuyshka rockets passing just beneath the helicopter I was riding in.”
  • San Francisco Bookstore Closing Due to Minimum Wage Increase

    02/07/2015 5:53:30 AM PST · by Cheerio · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    San Francisco’s Borderlands Books will be forced to close as the city increases its minimum wage, and its owner Alan Beatts is tired of being criticized for talking about it. “Most critics say ‘how dare you blame the minimum wage increase for you closing,’” he told the Washington Free Beacon. “It’s bullshit.” “They’re either calling me a liar of chastising me for telling the truth.” Borderlands is a specialty bookstore that has been able to carve out a niche in San Francisco for the past 18 years. It has been able to support a staff of five, most of whom...
  • Sandy Hook Families Sue AR15 Manufacturer

    12/16/2014 5:45:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Town Hall Finance ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    A handful of families impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting have decided to ease their grief by suing the manufacturer of AR style rifles. Obviously, a little unnecessary litigation is the most effective way to right the wrongs of a madman. According to CNBC: Ten families touched by the Newtown massacre filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against companies that made, distributed and sold the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary two years ago. The suit argues that the gun is a military assault weapon that never...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: International Law Trumps The Constitution

    12/12/2014 9:32:07 PM PST · by Cheerio · 57 replies
    Christian Political Party ^ | November 29, 2014 | Christian Political Party
    Every now and then, news breaks in the Obama administration that is so stereotypical, it is actually depressing. You might want to sit down for this. Attorney General Eric Holder, made infamous by Operation Fast and Furious, is currently arguing before the Supreme Court that United Nations treaties trump the United States Constitution. That’s right. The sitting Attorney General, charged with upholding and defending the Constitution, is arguing before the highest court that international law is in fact the law of the land. The case in question, Bond v. United States, is actually pretty ridiculous. The defendant is charged with...
  • Farrakhan Threatens to “Tear This Godd*m Country Apart” Over Ferguson Shooting (VIDEO)

    12/01/2014 8:39:09 AM PST · by Cheerio · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 1, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan threatened to “tear this godd*m country apart!” over Ferguson. Farrakhan told parents to teach their kids how to toss Molotov cocktails. (Video) The radical Jew-hater told supporters at Morgan State University, “We going to die anyway. Let’s die for something.” The Daily Caller reported:
  • Mitt Romney: Republicans Should 'Swallow Hard,' Pass 'Permanent' Amnesty Bill

    11/27/2014 6:42:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 423 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes Republicans should "swallow hard" and pass a permanent amnesty bill in the wake of President Barack Obama's executive amnesty that even Romney conceded would encourage more illegal immigrants to enter the country.
  • Obama: I've 'Been Very Restrained with Respect to Immigration'

    11/24/2014 7:13:59 AM PST · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama claimed he has been "restrained" on immigration and that his position on executive actions has not changed after he unilaterally granted temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. On ABC's This Week, Obama said that he has "been very restrained with respect to immigration" and has "bent over backwards and will continue to do everything I can to get Congress" to pass a more permanent and comprehensive executive amnesty bill.
  • Brooks County: Illegal Immigrants on the Rise

    11/19/2014 7:55:09 AM PST · by Cheerio · 3 replies
    KRGV ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | KRGV
    BROOKS COUNTY - The flow of illegal immigrants appears to be on the rise again in Brooks County. Rugged trails on ranches are littered with empty bottles, the remnants of the journey made by those who entered illegally and those who are making their way north. People in the area said foot traffic is once again on the rise. Dr. Michael Vickers said he is seeing more of these water bottles left behind on Brooks County ranches
  • 'No Questions Will Be Asked' of Families with Mixed Immigration Enrolling in Obamacare

    11/13/2014 5:33:10 PM PST · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Nov 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    FULL TITLE - HHS Secretary: 'No Questions Will Be Asked' of Families with Mixed Immigration Enrolling in Obamacare Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell encouraged families with mixed immigration status to sign up for Obamacare to see whether they could get subsidies for purchasing health insurance. Burwell made her remarks during a Google hangout with bloggers to promote Obamacare to Hispanics, discovered by Red Alert Politics reporter Ashley Dobson. “With regards to the issue of mixed families, absolutely, mixed families should come. They should seek, try, go on the site," Burwell said, adding, "They’ll find out they can get...
  • Elizabeth Warren Tells Hollywood: "The Game Is Rigged in Congress"

    11/10/2014 7:31:01 PM PST · by Cheerio · 60 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/09/2014 | Tina Daunt
    Warren was honored Sunday by the ACLU in Beverly Hills along with Participant's Jim Berk, Cyndi Lauper and Cameron Strang Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, regarded by many progressive Democrats as their party's alternative to Hillary Clinton, told attendees at an ACLU gala in Beverly Hills on Sunday that "economic opportunity is slipping further and further out of reach" for average Americans. She said bluntly: "We have to face it: The game is rigged in Congress."
  • The First Fight of the Lame Duck

    11/07/2014 7:58:07 PM PST · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    The Corner ^ | November 7, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The lame duck session hasn’t yet convened, but its first major battle — over how best to thwart the executive action on immigration the president is expected to issue in the coming months — is already underway. Conservatives are pushing to include a measure attempting to deny the government the funds it needs to administer the amnesty in a must-pass spending bill, the so-called continuing resolution. That would include the funds to issue green cards and work permits. National Review Online obtained a copy of a letter that Arizona congressman Matt Salmon is circulating to his colleagues to generate support...
  • US Navy SEALs told to stop spilling secrets

    11/04/2014 8:04:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/4/2014 | Breitbart
    The commander of US Navy SEALs has issued a stinging rebuke to troops who have broken the elite force's hallowed tradition of secrecy and humility by publishing memoirs and speaking to the media. Days after the Fox News network announced it would broadcast a documentary with a commando who claims to have shot Osama bin Laden, Rear Admiral Brian Losey, the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, wrote to his troops denouncing anyone who seeks fame or fortune by revealing details of secret missions. "A critical tenet of our Ethos is 'I do not advertise the nature of my work,...
  • NC Board of Elections Investigating Allegations of Campaign Worker (short)

    11/02/2014 8:13:36 AM PST · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 31 Oct 2014 | Caroline May
    FULL TITLE - NC Board of Elections Investigating Allegations of Campaign Worker Assisting Illegal Immigrant to Vote The North Carolina State Board of Elections has opened an investigation into the allegation of voter fraud from the North Carolina Republican Party in the wake of an activist video purporting to show campaign workers assisting an illegal immigrant to vote. “We have folks who are investigating it. We actually have one of our people going down to Charlotte today to look into this matter more fully,” Josh Lawson, a State Board of Elections spokesman, said in an interview Friday with Breitbart News....
  • Guy Fires Warning Shot, Gets 20 Years

    10/06/2014 10:36:10 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 5, 2014 | Neal Colgrass,
    (Newser) – A man who fired a warning shot at his daughter's troubled boyfriend and told him "the next one's between your eyes" got 20 years for doing it—and by law has to serve every day of the sentence, CBS News reports. "And I was just like, 'What?'" says Florida resident Lee Wollard, who insists he was defending his family. "You know, the blood just drained out of my head. I almost passed out." But the charges against Wollard were serious: child endangerment, aggravated assault, and shooting into a building with a firearm. He was also swept up in a...
  • Washing-Con

    10/06/2014 10:31:42 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    1st Freedom ^ | September 2014 | Dave Kopel
    One way scam artists make money is by peddling mislabeled goods. The label on the can says “Wild Alaskan Salmon,” but what’s really inside is codfish from a filthy breeding pen in China, plus some food coloring. Selling mislabeled goods is illegal, but there’s nothing illegal about mislabeled laws. Michael Bloomberg knows that difference, and he is exploiting it. Right now in the state of Washington, Bloomberg is pushing a November ballot measure that is promoted as being about background checks for private sales. But it is really a law to criminalize most gun owners, including those who never sell...
  • Obama Delays Climate Plan Until After November Elections

    09/18/2014 7:10:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dr. Benny Peiser
    Barack Obama applied the brakes to the most critical component of his climate change plan on Tuesday, slowing the process of setting new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants, and casting a shadow over a landmark United Nations’ summit on global warming. In a conference call with reporters, the Environmental Protection Agency said it was extending the public comment period on the power plant rules for an additional 45 days, until 1 December. The delay follows heavy lobby by Republicans and industry lobby groups to delay the rule – or withdraw it outright.—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian, 16 September 2014
  • Top Obama Bundlers Funded LGBT Attack on San Francisco Archbishop

    09/17/2014 6:58:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    FULL TITLE - Top Obama Bundlers Funded LGBT Attack on San Francisco Archbishop for Traditional Marriage Stance A leftist group funded by top gay activist bundlers for Obama’s 2012 campaign coordinated both a “well planned and financed” attack against San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone for his decision to speak during the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. in June, says Catholic San Francisco. Faithful America is an organization that claims to be “the largest and fastest growing online community of Christians putting faith into action for social justice.” According to Valerie Schmalz writing at Catholic San Francisco, there is...
  • Obama Goes to War

    09/11/2014 8:33:05 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 10, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Nearly six years into a presidency devoted to ending wars, President Obama on Wednesday announced he is launching a new global war against the ultra-violent al Qaeda terror group known as the Islamic State. The president’s new strategy of conducting U.S. airstrikes combined with foreign military ground operations against IS in Iraq and Syria, however, will be limited to the terror group, and lacks what analysts say is a broader ideological offensive against Islamist terror of all stripes.
  • Paul Krugman: The GOP Wants to Pull Us Back to 1894

    09/08/2014 8:34:38 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 08, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    If you ever have the strange desire to watch a couple of liberals devolve into an intellectual wasteland of platitudes and hypocrisy, just mention “Hobby Lobby”. During a recent TV special with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-People’s Republic of Massachusetts), Paul Krugman waded into the realm of idiocy (it was a short trip for him) while discussing corporate personhood, and the GOP’s desire to “push us back to 1894”. Of course, this raises a few questions: If corporations aren’t people, then why should we expect businesses to exercise “economic patriotism” in their tax dealings? I mean heck, I guess we shouldn’t...
  • Liberal Senator Preparing Report That Dismisses Allegations of IRS’ Tea Party Targeting

    09/05/2014 7:18:12 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 04, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, is putting the finishing touches on his supposed “investigation” of the IRS scandal that will, in essence, be a press release for the IRS and the administration, a reliable source tells me. The Michigan Democrat apparently dismisses all of the allegations made over the targeting of tea party and other conservative organizations and instead attacks the Office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which revealed the scandal when it issued its May 2013 report about the “inappropriate criteria” used to “identify tax-exempt applications for review.”
  • Desperation from James Carville (RAT)

    08/30/2014 7:18:31 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    email | 8/29/2014 | James Carville
    I received this email this morning Cherrio, I'm begging We’re running out of people to email you, Cherrio. In the last two days, you should have received an email from: -- President Obama -- Nancy Pelosi -- Debbie Wasserman Schultz That's how important this is! Democrats are getting massively outspent by Republican groups. And we're fighting desperately to turn it around. We need 61,037 more donations in the next 48 hours if we want any shot at giving President Obama a Democratic House for his final two years. xxx xxxx Answered President Obama's call-to-action? NO DONATION We're begging ya, Cherri....
  • Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’

    08/29/2014 3:44:17 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Friday said social media and the nightly news are partly to blame for the sense that “the world is falling apart.” "I can see why a lot of folks are troubled," Obama told a group of donors gathered at a Democratic National Committee barbecue in Purchase, N.Y.
  • White House: Government Shutdown Won't Stop Obama on Executive Amnesty

    08/28/2014 7:03:24 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest warned Republicans on Wednesday that any threat by Congress of withholding funds would not change President Obama’s decision to issue an executive order to give illegal immigrants amnesty. In an interview with Breitbart News, Sen. Marco Rubio hinted that if Obama decided to grant executive amnesty to illegal immigrants, perhaps Republicans could block his actions using the budget process. If Democrats in the Senate balked at passing a funding resolution without money to process Obama's executive amnesty, it could cause a government shutdown.
  • Mexican National Busted in US with 500k of Narcotics

    08/27/2014 12:27:18 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 26 Aug 2014 | by Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- On Sunday a 33-year-old Mexican national was busted by Border Patrol agents for having large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin hidden inside her vehicle. According to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the suspect, a female, ignored an agent when he asked her to roll her window down for questioning at the Pine Valley Checkpoint near San Diego. The woman's behavior caused her to be referred to an inspection area, where drug-sniffing dogs found 39 bundles of meth and heroin. The recovered drugs had a street value of more than $500,000. In total, the drugs weighed about...
  • Obama’s endless second-term vacation

    08/22/2014 9:39:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 22, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    1,461 Days of Summer The headline was brutal. “Bam’s Golf War: Prez tees off as Foley’s parents grieve,” read the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News. Obama’s gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. Such a great time that he returned to the Farm Neck Golf Club—sorry, membership is full—the next day. Technically, Obama’s vacation began on August 9. It is scheduled to end on Sunday, August 24. With the exception of a two-day interlude...
  • Obama Golfing Buddy Personifies Ex-Im Bank’s Problems

    08/21/2014 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 21, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Robert Wolf bundled over a million dollars for Obama, got a WH appointment, and is cashing in on his connections As economists and policy wonks debate the merits of U.S. export financing, critics of one controversial program are warning of more subtle consequences exemplified, they say, by one of the president’s golfing buddies. Robert Wolf joined the president on the links this month in Martha’s Vineyard, the latest of his frequent outings with the president. The foursome also included private equity financier Glenn Hutchins and Cyrus Walker, cousin of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
  • Nancy Pelosi, Tom Steyer’s Hedge Fund, and a Billion Taxpayer Dollars

    08/13/2014 12:10:28 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 12, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Top House Dem exempted light rail project benefitting mega-donor from cost-effectiveness regulations, then secured federal subsidies A top House Democrat to whom billionaire liberal Tom Steyer has donated campaign funds steered more than a billion dollars to an infrastructure project that benefitted his hedge fund. That hedge fund, Farallon Capital Management, bought up large plots of real estate in San Francisco’s burgeoning Mission Bay neighborhood in 2004. The area is now booming and Farallon has sold most of its property there. Steyer, who founded and led Farallon until late 2012, has used his fortune to elect Democratic senators and governors....
  • ‘Hope and Change’: Lobbyists return to the White House in droves

    08/13/2014 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 1 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    “No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years,” read one of the president’s many broken promises from the 2008 campaign. “And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration.” “I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over,” Obama said in 2007 according to a post on Change.gov which is, gallingly, still live. “I have done...
  • Obama Administration Released Over 600 Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Convictions

    08/13/2014 7:35:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 13, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    More than 600 convicted criminals, including felons, were among thousands of illegal immigrants freed under the Obama administration in advance of 2013 budget cuts mandated under sequestration. That’s according to a new report today from the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security. According to the IG’s report, at least two-dozen “aliens” were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement even though they were in a “mandatory detention category.” (After an internal review, ICE later redetained them.)
  • Dem Candidates Run Hard To The Right

    08/13/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Aug 2014 | Mike Flynn
    Facing an increasingly hostile political landscape, Democrats are turning an old adage upside down; asking voters to believe what the candidates say, not what they do. In districts across the country, Democrats are campaigning on tax cuts, balanced budgets and rolling back harmful regulations. This pivot away from the national Democrat party isn't just on fiscal issues. With more conservative positions on guns, fracking and coal, for example, Democrat candidates, effectively, are practically carving out their own third party. Last year, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis filibustered her way into liberal, feminist rock-stardom with an 11-hour stand against legislation restricting...
  • Defense Secretary: 'The World is Exploding All Over'

    08/13/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    Fresh off a trip to India and Australia, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addressed a group of Marines in San Diego, California Tuesday, and may have delivered a line that will show up in Republican campaign ads this election cycle. After updating the troops on some issues in the Pacific region and the Middle East, Hagel took questions from some of the Marines and gave a stark assessment of the global security situation: "The world is exploding all over." The remark came in response to a question about the Obama administration's realignment of the military towards the Asia-Pacific theater:
  • Jerry Brown urges ‘religious call ... to welcome the stranger’ in border crisis

    07/29/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Capitol Alert ^ | Jul. 28, 2014 | David Siders
    MEXICO CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Monday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s ordering of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to address the surge in border crossings is misguided, urging politicians instead to heed the “religious call … to welcome the stranger” in addressing the crisis. “This is a human problem, and it has been the religious call of all religions to welcome the stranger, and it’s in that spirit that I believe the clergy can call the United States, Mexico and all the players to perhaps a higher response than might otherwise happen,” Brown said on the...
  • What Obama Just Did Could Prove He Is Trying To Force Israel Into Committing Suicide

    07/28/2014 9:12:16 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 33 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 28, 2014 | L. Todd Wood
    When international pressure starts to bear on this administration, their true motivation and agenda becomes all too clear. This phenomenon was on display late last week as Israel continued to drive into the Gaza Strip militarily in order to rid the territory of the scores of tunnels that Hamas had dug under Israeli schools and daycare centers, with the intention of murdering children. Thousands of rockets have been launched into Israel with the intention of killing Jewish civilians. Hamas infiltrators have been captured with tranquilizers and handcuffs confirming their desire to kidnap and kill as many Jews as possible, just...
  • White House Wants Repeal of Iraq War Authorization

    07/28/2014 7:57:28 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 25, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS). White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) in a letter Friday to completely repeal the war authorization, officially known as the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq, or AUMF.
  • House Panel Votes To Sue Obama

    07/24/2014 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 24, 2014 | Sahil Kapur
    A key House panel voted on Thursday to authorize Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama for failing to faithfully implement Obamacare. The House Rules Committee vote was 7 in favor, 4 against. All the Republicans voted for it; all the Democrats voted against it. It brings the resolution closer to full House vote, expected next week before Congress adjourns for a five-week summer recess.
  • Rev. Dr. Thistlethwaite, You Should Be Smarter than This!

    07/20/2014 9:39:50 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 18, 2014 | Mike Jensen
    My primary goal today is to save the Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite from herself and from the tyranny of socialism. You may not have heard of the Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; I’ll introduce you to her shortly. First, a short primer on socialism. Here’s how it works: 1.Take something the government has no business meddling in. 2.Have the government declare it a “human right"and offer it free to people. 3.Watch people go bat guano crazy when anybody complains about this or tries to fix it. Let’s look at a hypothetical: automobiles. Cars have, from the time of their...
  • It’s Not True that 20 Million Americans Gained Coverage Under Obamacare

    07/18/2014 8:19:17 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 9, 2014 | Alyene Senger
    A new report from the Commonwealth Fund claims 20 million Americans “gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act as of May 1.” But a closer look at that number reveals it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. First, the authors, Dr. David Blumenthal, president of Commonwealth, and Vice President Sara Collins, get to the 20 million by adding together 1 million young adults who gained coverage under a parent’s policy, 8 million consumers who selected a marketplace plan, 5 million who purchased directly from an insurer, and 6 million who enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program....
  • Sheltering the chrysaIis

    07/17/2014 7:49:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 17, 2014 | Sarge
    I looked up the word idiot in a children’s illustrated dictionary and a picture of Harry Reid appeared. If there was any greater Poster Child to evidence the utter and complete disdain the Democrat Party holds for the American citizen in general it must be the fact Harry Reid is a party leader. As a matter of fact he is the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of the party under Obama. Some people carry Obama’s water like good little Gunga Din; Harry releases a torrent of lies from his position at the control valve holding back any semblance of intelligent...
  • Issa subpoena storm intensifies

    07/16/2014 11:09:37 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/14 | Justin Sink
    The director of the White House's political office defied a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, setting up a new high-profile fight between the White House and House Republicans. Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said administration claims that White House political director David Simas was immune from testimony were “absurd” and “deeply disturbing.” “The American people have a right to know if their tax dollars are being used for political activity,” Issa said, adding that Simas's testimony was “critically important” to his investigation into whether the political office had violated the Hatch Act, a law prohibiting executive...
  • Darrell Issa: Lois Lerner’s ‘smoking gun’ email

    07/10/2014 7:51:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/10/14 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Rep. Darrell Issa on Thursday called Lois Lerner’s recently surfaced emails a “smoking gun” in the IRS scandal. “[This is] a smoking gun, this is Lois Lerner clearly cautioning people not to say things on email and be delighted to find out that the local instant chat they have, this Microsoft product, wasn’t tracking what they said,” Issa, a California Republican said on Fox News.
  • Texas Rep. Lamar Smith: Not 'a Single Penny' to Obama Until He Secures Border

    07/09/2014 8:04:50 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | Caroline May
    Congress should not provide the Obama administration with any additional funding until it uses current resources to secure the border and confront illegal immigration, according to Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith. “This isn’t a funding problem, it’s an enforcement problem. Rather than enforce our nation’s immigration laws, the President has chosen to ignore them. Instead, he continues to call for massive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants,” Smith said. Tuesday, President Obama submitted his emergency funding request to Congress – seeking $3.7 billion to deal with the ongoing influx of unaccompanied children and family units illegally entering the United States....
  • Why does Barack Obama have an 83% job approval rating among black Americans when he’s doing so much

    07/08/2014 8:55:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | Vince
    FULL TITLE - Why does Barack Obama have an 83% job approval rating among black Americans when he’s doing so much damage to them? According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Barack Obama is rated as the worst president since WWII. That’s no surprise to anyone actually paying attention to the last five years of failure. What’s interesting however is how 40% of the American population can still approve of the way he’s doing his job. Demographics may play a part in that. Americans are no different than people everywhere else. When we don’t have a great deal of information about...
  • New CNN Host John Walsh Vows to Continue Piers Morgan's War on the NRA

    07/08/2014 8:51:45 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Former America's Most Wanted host John Walsh is hosting a new show on CNN on which he vows to keep the push for gun control and the war on the NRA alive. According to The Wrap, Walsh said: I'm the father of a murdered child. I've done nothing but track violence in America since my son was murdered. We have a serious problem with guns in this country... and the NRA solution to arm every grammar-school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous. He claims the NRA has gotten so big and financially powerful through relationships with gun manufacturers...
  • White House Dictates: $3.8 Billion Needed To Stem The Surge Of Immigrants

    07/08/2014 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/08/2014 | Tyler Durden
    At almost double the $2 billion that many had expected, The Washington Post reports that The White House will request $3.8 billion from Congress in emergency funding to deal with an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America. Funds would be allocated to send more immigration judges to the southern border, build additional detention facilities and add border patrol agents, to help stem the recent surge of women and children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.