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  • Up to 34 MILLION blank 'green cards' and work permits to

    10/20/2014 2:30:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    If you caught any of this Sunday morning’s panel segments, you probably saw the left-of-center guest lamenting the scourge of Republican fear-mongering surrounding the spread of the Ebola virus overseas and in the United States. It is a theme echoed on Sunday by President Barack Obama who returned to the campaign trail this weekend after taking a week to directly oversee the government’s response to this crisis of Republican invention. He did not go as far as some on the left who have determined that voicing concern over Ebola’s spread from West Africa to the United States is, like virtually...
  • Curbing Obama Power Grabs

    10/20/2014 1:07:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    You’ve got to admire the sheer audacity: Democratic Senator Mark Begich telling Alaska voters that he stood up to President Obama and fought for oil drilling and jobs in his state. Maybe he had a few chats. But he certainly knew his concerns and opinions meant nothing, changed nothing, accomplished nothing. And then he voted 97% of the time with Mr. Obama and Senate Majority Dictator Harry Reid Reid has kept over 300 bills bottled up, squelched almost all proffered Republican amendments on anything that did move, and used the “nuclear option” to end the longstanding 60-vote rule and wipe...
  • The New York Times; Unrepentant Communist Enabler

    10/20/2014 12:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    This week the New York Times ran two editorials pleading for a U.S. economic lifeline to the Castro brothers’ terror-sponsoring regime (i.e. to end the so-called embargo.) One editorial ran on Sunday the other on Tuesday. The second editorial contains the following:“Fidel Castro…has largely vanished from public view in Cuba. But the 88-year-old former president (italics mine) has not altogether abandoned the business of telling Cubans what to think.”Is the Times --at long last!--acknowledging a totalitarian streak in the longest-reigning Stalinist dictator of modern history? Sure sounds like it. Now please pay close attention as the editorial continues:“On Tuesday, Mr....
  • Putin: Autocrat of All the "Russias"

    10/20/2014 11:44:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is moving with a steady pace to establish his total control over Russia. He’s now pushing a law to help him deal with the last pesky parts of the post-Soviet period of Russian history—that annoying free press. In this Washington Post story, we see that President Putin is doing in Russia what Sen. Harry Reid and fifty-three of his Senate colleagues attempted to do recently with a constitutional amendment to limit free speech. Putin knows he is fairly free to act on the world scene and at home. President Obama is distracted. His administration is perplexed. Having...
  • Obama Behind Pumpkin Patch Melee

    10/20/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    As you can imagine, I was alarmed, but not very surprised, when I received reports of rioting at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH. The residents of Keene hold the Pumpkin Festival annually. Their mission is first and always to amass the most number of jack-o-lanterns in history. In 2013 they broke the previous record held by Boston when they brought together 30,581 jack-o-lanterns, according to accounts by the Keene Sentinel.But into their 30,581 points of light this year was inserted sinister, dark forces. Forces that were nonsensical, dystopian and anarchical.And those forces descended into the hallmark expression of Obama’s...
  • Kansas Senate Race is a National Election

    10/20/2014 6:08:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Star Parker
    Former Democrat House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s political wisdom that “All politics is local” has been a staple in political thinking for many years. But the truth of the matter is that, regarding elections for national office, politics is really, today, a national business. And this is what voters in Kansas should be thinking about in the current close Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Independent challenger Greg Orman. Roberts has not been shy making the point that regaining the Senate by Republicans is crucial and this is what Kansas voters should be thinking about in this election. And...
  • Trusting This Administration On Ebola, Or Anything Else, Is Insanity

    10/20/2014 6:00:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Maybe the White House could organize a coherent response to the myriad problems exploding all over the place if this was an amorphous “community” instead of an actual country. We are seeing a real-life PowerPoint demonstration explaining exactly what happens when you turn the Executive Branch over to people who have never executed anything more complex than a sit-in at the local welfare office. Since everything they touch turns to failure, their response is to lie. And everyone sees it. Everyone except Chet. Chet is my unicorn. I’m a lawyer and get paid to watch equivocating weasels twist in the...
  • Max Allen: Chief Divisiveness Officer

    10/20/2014 5:44:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mike Adams
    UNCW officials have decided to move forward with hiring their first ever Chief Diversity Officer. This is happening despite recent revelations that one of their current diversity officers had been involved in illegal political campaigning using university property. Last year, a task force suggested replacing an associate provost position with a Chief Diversity Officer to promote diversity and inclusion on the campus and in the community. The former chancellor who was run off campus initiated that task force. Now the North Carolina taxpayers are about to pick up the bill for his bad decision to expand UNCW’s already bloated administration....
  • The Democrats’ embarrassing attempt to blame Republican for Ebola collapses

    10/19/2014 1:47:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Projection is a powerful phenomenon, and the American people have been subject to a perfectly cynical display of psychological projection from Democrats this week as the increasing likelihood that the party in power is going to endure a stinging censure from the voters on November 4. Democrats have spent the better part of the week insisting that Republicans who have urged the president to take stronger measures to contain Ebola in the United States, which he did on Friday with the creation of a federal Ebola response coordinator, are stoking unwarranted fears among the public. At the same time, liberals...
  • Who You Going to Believe on Infrastructure Spending: The IMF in August or the IMF in October?

    10/19/2014 1:15:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The International Monetary Fund isnÂ’t my least-favorite international bureaucracy. That special honor belongs to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, largely because of its efforts to undermine tax competition and protect the interests of the political class (it also tried to have me arrested, but I donÂ’t hold that against them). But the IMF deserves its share of disdain. ItÂ’s the Doctor Kevorkian of global economic policy, regularly advocating higher taxes and easy money even though thatÂ’s never been a recipe for national prosperity.And it turns out that the IMF also is schizophrenic. The international bureaucracyÂ’s latest big idea,...
  • Department of Homeland Security: Who Needs It?

    10/19/2014 12:55:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Chris Edwards
    The Secret Service is scandal prone. It spends excessively on foreign presidential trips, and it has agents who get in trouble with prostitutes and liquor bottles. The recent White House fence-jumping incident was a stunning failure. Despite the Service spending $1.9 billion a year, a guy with a knife jumped the fence, sprinted across the lawn, pushed open the front door, galloped through the Entrance Hall, danced across the East Room, and almost had time to sit down for a cup of tea in the Green Room. In the wake of the incident, the head of the Secret Service resigned....
  • FBI Director Warns Google and Apple "If You Don't Decrypt Phones, We'll Do It For You"

    10/19/2014 12:42:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19 | Mike Shedlock
    The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is crystal clear in meaning. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. FBI Director, James Comey, an Obama appointment, does not give a damn what the Constitution says. In a recent speech, Comey warns If Apple and Google Won't Decrypt Phones, We'll Force Them To Everyone...
  • How ObamaCare’s Victories Count Against It In Sissel v. HHS

    10/19/2014 12:30:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    Randy Barnett has an excellent post at the Volokh Conspiracy about his recent amicus brief requesting the D.C. Circuit grant en banc review of Sissel v. HHS. (Sound familiar?) Sissel challenges the constitutionality of ObamaCare’s individual mandate – which the Supreme Court ruled could only be constitutional if imposed under Congress’ taxing power – on the grounds that this, ahem, tax originated in the Senate rather than the House, as the Constitution’s Origination Clause requires. A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled against Sissel. The panel’s rationale was that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was not the...
  • Regulators and Bureaucrats Vs The Soup Nazi

    10/19/2014 11:58:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Gayle Trotter
    Episode 115 of “Seinfeld” featured a gruff entrepreneur who ran a soup stand offering the best soup in New York City. “You can’t eat this soup standing up, your knees buckle,” Jerry Seinfeld explained to Elaine. “There’s only one caveat — the guy who runs the place is a little temperamental, especially about the ordering procedure,” Jerry said. “He’s secretly referred to as the Soup Nazi” because if you don’t order right, “He yells and you don’t get your soup.” No one liked the Soup Nazi — but everyone loved his soup! Despite his grumpy, rude and domineering demeanor, the...
  • Budget Cuts and Ebola

    10/19/2014 10:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Michael Tanner
    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Government fails at one of its most basic tasks. In response, the politicians from both parties complain that we are not spending enough money. And Democrats, in particular, claim that the failure never would have happened if only the evil Republicans had not cut some agency’s budget. Sound familiar? This hoary Washington drama is now playing out in regards to Ebola. With one death and one active case in Dallas, and several more Americans under observation, it is becoming clear that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were not prepared...
  • Staring At the Void

    10/19/2014 10:38:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    He’s very smart, my childhood best friend, and very faithful in his atheism. When he was 6 he was clever as clever, but now he’s past 60 and knows he will not live for ever and ever. Yet now, as in years past, even the most modest mention of God brings a growl: “Don’t proselytize me.” He called me this summer and pleaded that I come visit him, so I hopped on a plane and did. He has many physical problems for which doctors have prescribed this and that, with meds for one ailment making another worse. He has worse...
  • The Deceivers

    10/19/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Many politicians prove themselves nothing better than powerful arguments for term limits. But Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods rivals the very best of them. Sen. Woods (R-Springdale) and State Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock) co-authored a 22-page, 7,000-plus-word constitutional amendment that voters will find on this November’s state ballot. If passed, the amendment, simply known to voters as Issue 3, will constitute roughly one-eighth of the entire Arkansas Constitution — even including all 85 previous amendments to that document. Issue 3 is so long, in fact, that it cost Arkansas taxpayers more than $1 million to print it in newspapers...
  • IRS Still Not Getting the Message

    10/19/2014 9:28:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    You might think that with the scandal surrounding the IRS and the resulting budget cuts that have hampered their activities that the organization might become more aware of its procedures and adjust them to appear more customer friendly. If what happened this past week is any indication then they are still living somewhere in the ozone. Most Americans think of April 15th as the final day for filing their personal income tax return. That is so for most people, but a large part of the population files an extension that allows them to file their return by October 15th as...
  • Jerry Brown: Caucus of 1

    10/19/2014 8:01:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    I know Republicans who voted for Jerry Brown in 2010. They thought he'd be like Richard Nixon going to China and stand up to public employee unions by fixing a dysfunctional pension system. They thought he'd live up to his pose as elder sage, ready to do what's best for California. After he won a return engagement as governor, Brown liked to bloviate about the need for elected officials to demonstrate "loyalty to California." I don't think he really understands what loyalty is. One close California Assembly race should disabuse conservatives of any notion that Brown will be loyal to...
  • Sisters of Mercy

    10/19/2014 6:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | John Linder
    It was February 1993. I had been a Member of Congress for one month and noticed that a visit by someone from the Washington DC Presbytery was on my schedule. I expected that they saw that I was a Presbyterian and were coming to acquaint me with the Presbyterian churches in the area. I was wrong. Three ministers in clerical collars arrived. I welcomed them in to my new office and we sat around the coffee table. The white-haired gentleman opened the conversation rather bluntly. He stated his name and said, “I am responsible for the Family Leave Act and...
  • If I Were Gay, I’d Oppose Houston’s Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    I’m not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when they’ve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, “he must be gay.” Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, they’re the homosexual’s champion. For what it’s worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...
  • 4 Things Every American Should Know About Uber.Com, AirBnB.Com, et. al.

    10/19/2014 5:08:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Austin Hill
    Uber.Com. AirBnB.Com. TaskRabbit.Com. What are these websites about, and why are they so controversial? Let's be clear: these websites, and others like them, are online hubs for what is best described as the emerging "freelance services industries." The service providers you find through these websites are most certainly freelancers, not established corporate business owners or employees of other peoples' companies. Uber.Com, a San Francisco-based venture that matches people who need a ride from one end of a city to another with people who have cars and are willing to travel, is perhaps the most high profile of these entities.Visit the...
  • A Thousand Times More Dangerous Than ISIS

    10/19/2014 5:02:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Several years ago, the Israeli satirical series, Latma, produced this funny sketch on the Iranian mullahs’ push for a nuclear bomb. “The bomb, the bomb, I’ll get the bomb. Listen to me, Honey, it ain’t gonna be too long” sings the frolicking mullah in the online version of this humorous look at a most serious subject. The Israelis can joke about an Iranian nuclear bomb because they are on the front line. They know what it would mean. They don’t go on and on about “stability” in the Middle East the...
  • Obama's Biggest Fail Yet

    10/19/2014 4:50:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    Anderson659 wrote: Obama is not an idiot, far from it, he has a vision for America that is defined by radical left progressive social marxism, trickle down economics from the government. The Democrat party us now a party of secular humanist radicals. -Idiots Offer Hope, Change, Blame, Revenge- and Self GovernmentDear Brother Anderson,The Democrat Party has been a bunch of secular humanists for quite some time. This isn’t Harry Truman’s Democrat Party, although I’ll admit that Truman’s economic policies were really bad.I disagree with your evaluation of Obama however. First of all, he’s dedicated his whole life to running for...
  • Ebola: Politics, Failure, And Opportunism

    10/19/2014 4:21:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    The Ebola outbreak has been a disaster in politics, but a boom for capitalism. Weird how that works, but it is how many things work. President Obama’s handling of the Ebola outbreak has been an unmitigated disaster. At first, he dismissed it. Then, he panicked and started canceling campaign and fundraising events to engage in the “optics” of being in charge. It was too late. With his indifference toward beheadings and terrorists attacks that killed ambassadors in the past, the president altering his heretofore unalterable schedule signaled a panic message to the American people. If there’s nothing to worry about,...
  • Too Much Burden To Show ID To Vote? What About Jury Duty?

    10/18/2014 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Shannon Goessling
    How much is too much of a burden when it comes to being an American? As Americans, we’re required to engage with our government at all levels, in all sorts of ways. Many of those ways create burdens, but are part of the deal when we live under the rule of law and decide who represents us in government. Our relationship with our government is a two-way street. Consider some of the pillars of civic duty – voting, jury duty, registering for Selective Service, participating in the Census, challenging a property tax assessment. All of these carry burdens on us...
  • Washington’s Action Plan for Ebola: Squalid Waste and Pork-Barrel Spending by the CDC and NIH

    10/18/2014 4:23:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Years ago, I shared a very funny poster that suggests that more government is hardly ever the right answer to any question.Yet in Washington, the standard response to any screwup by government is to make government even bigger. Sort ofMitchellÂ’s Law on steroids.And thatÂ’s exactly whatÂ’s happening with the Ebola crisis. The bureaucracies that have received tens of billions of dollars over the years to preclude a crisis are now expecting to get rewarded with more cash.Governor Jindal of Louisiana debunks the notion that more money for the bureaucracy is some sort of elixir. HereÂ’s some of what he wrote...
  • Viva La Add Back!

    10/18/2014 3:25:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bill Tatro
    For the past several years the financial sector, notably the banks, would enhance their earnings by making the determination that reserves needed to be less. After all, the Great American Recovery was underway and there would no longer be home foreclosures, car repos or credit card delinquencies. Therefore, on a quarterly basis, a reduction in reserves was in order. That shift from reserves to the balance sheet allowed earnings to accelerate, earnings per share to explode and share prices and bonuses to elevate. However, all good things come to an end eventually. Therefore, a new game had to be found...
  • Free Market Response to Ebola

    10/18/2014 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    In response to Obama's Lame Response to Ebola; No Protocols but Lots of Fearmongering one person responded that I was "over-cooking the Ebola crisis". Amusingly, another reader accused me of "underplaying the crisis". A third reader asked "what is the free market response?" A similar question arose in a comment to Acting Man's post The Ebola Outbreak – A Black Swan. Before tackling the free market issue, let's first review the government's response to date. Airport restrictions but only at 5 airport, not all of themTemperature taking procedures initiatedIn spite temperature worries, a nurse self-reported to the center for disease...
  • Lots of Worries…Lots of Hype

    10/18/2014 11:27:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Charles Payne
    What's the greatest threat to the market and the economy? Change in Fed policyDeflation/slowing global economyOverleveraged (see chart)ISIS/TerrorismEbolaCrisis of ConfidenceSlowing US economy For all the scuttlebutt about the Fed initiating another round of extraordinary accommodation, the only change is that the first interest rate-hike will move to December of next year from September 2015. In fact, some members would like to see action sooner rather than later. Moreover, it was leaked earlier this week that Janet Yellen sees the economy improving nicely. Yesterday, Charles Plosser, head of the Philadelphia Fed, echoed that same notion with several comments about the economy...
  • Crony Politicians “Protect” Michigan from Free Markets (And Tesla Motors)

    10/18/2014 11:08:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Michigan Legislature has put a bill on Governor Rick Snyder’s desk that would, essentially, kick Tesla Motors Inc. out of the state. The home of Government General Motors, it seems, is still home to big-government coercion and cronyism. The bill, which is awaiting the Gov’s signature, would ban direct sales from a car company (Tesla) to individual consumers. (Coincidentally, this just happens to be Tesla’s business model.) The legislation was put forward because… well, I guess that buying things directly from producers and manufacturers is bad for you, or something.The National Automobile Dealers Association must have been less than...
  • Vouching for the Visa Waiver Program

    10/18/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    “We are in a dangerous place in the world, perhaps more dangerous than in the past 10 years.” That’s what former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff had to say when he visited The Heritage Foundation recently. And with reports of terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, often referred to as ISIS, all over the news, it’s not hard to see why. As Chertoff noted, terrorist groups have proliferated “from Africa east to Afghanistan.” Frightening images of beheadings and other forms of graphic violence are all too common. And news that some Americans have gone to the Middle East...
  • 'Humanae Vitae' Echoes Throughout Rome Synod

    10/18/2014 6:45:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    "The transmission of human life is a most serious role in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator. It has always been a source of great joy to them, even though it sometimes entails many difficulties and hardships." The words of Paul VI are like the background music for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family that is wrapping up in Rome. The opening words of the 1968 encyclical "Humanae Vitae" continue: "The fulfillment of this duty has always posed problems to the conscience of married people, but the recent course of human society and the concomitant...
  • Please, Janet Yellen, Shut Up

    10/18/2014 6:37:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | John Ransom
    It’s long past time to end the Fed as it is currently constructed. And it was only a matter of time before an Obama appointee put an exclamation on the point. It’s what Obama appointees are best at. Yellen stepped out of her role as Master of the Stock Market to expound on taxation and public education.Yellen points out that poor school districts sometimes aren’t funded as well as rich one are because the United States relies on local control of education. It’s what she calls “subnational taxation.” Her implied proposal is that it would be much better if the...
  • The Robots In Our Future Could Be Very Dangerous

    10/18/2014 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Have you noticed that in most science fiction movies the aliens are almost always biological entities – often obsessed with eating us or sucking our blood or possessing us or at least conquering us.That’ extremely unlikely. If we are ever visited by aliens they are almost certain to be mechanical. They will be intelligent robots.Biological entities evolve on planets. They depend on the atmosphere and the food sources those planets supply. When humans go into space, for example, we need to take oxygen, food and water with us. That’s one reason human space travel is so much more expensive than...
  • Why I Oppose Barack Obama

    10/18/2014 1:39:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | John Hawkins
    We keep hearing from liberals that people who oppose Barack Obama MUST feel that way because of racism. As if there couldn’t be another reason or for that matter, dozens of other reasons like… · The IRS scandal · Obamacare · Fast and Furious · Opening up the borders and illegally implementing the DREAM ACT · Lying about being opposed to gay marriage in 2008 and then supporting it later · Refusing the turn away flights from nations with Ebola · Killing NASA’s manned space program · Losing America’s AAA credit rating · Helping radical Islamists take over in Libya...
  • Democrat Political Hack Named Ebola Czar

    10/17/2014 4:27:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, how many of you still doubt me, that everything this administration does is a political calculation? How many of you still doubt me on that? So we now have an Ebola czar. There was a clamor for an Ebola czar, and we've got an Ebola czar, and he doesn't know the first thing about medicine or health. All he knows is fisticuff politics. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Open Line Friday, and here we are at the end of the week, where I, El Rushbo, take the biggest...
  • White House: New Ebola Czar Will Report to Susan Rice

    10/17/2014 2:25:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the White House Friday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said new Ebola Czar Ron Klain will report to former U.N. ambassador and current National Security Advisor Susan Rice. "Mr. Klain will ultimately however report to Ms. Monoco [Homeland Security] and to National Security Advisor Susan Rice in this effort," Earnest said. As a reminder, Susan Rice is the woman who went on five Sunday talk shows to lie about a YouTube video being responsible for the 9/11 attack in Benghazi. She is also the same person who said alleged Army deserter and Taliban sympathizer Bowe Bergdahl...
  • Senators Call For Travel Restrictions, Halting of Visas For West Africa Countries

    10/17/2014 2:22:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Senators on both sides of the political aisle are calling for travel restrictions on West African countries as government officials in the U.S. fail to quell concerns about the threat free travel poses to the health and safety of Americans. Democrat Senators Kay Hagan and Bill Nelson have called for temporary travel restrictions and today, Republican Senators Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn sent a letter directly to President Obama demanding the administration stop issuing visas to people currently living in Ebola stricken countries. Here is the text of the letter in it's entirety: Dear...
  • Unreal: With Ebola Crisis Raging, Obama Administration

    10/17/2014 12:48:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Not only is the Ebola crisis continuing to degrade, but the optics of how the White House has handled the situation are getting worse by the day too. A new report published at Breitbart shows the Obama administration started expediting visas from West Africa in August as the Ebola was (and still is) raging out of control with a 70 percent mortality rate. According to the report, the man who died from Ebola in a Texas hospital after visiting Liberia, had his visa approved in the same month visas were being streamlined. In short, the USCIS has been waiving fees, expediting the...
  • Video: Braley Cornered on Obamacare, Late-Term Abortion

    10/17/2014 12:39:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley locked horns in their final Iowa Senate debate last night. Katie already posted video of Ernst's terrific rejoinder to Braley's lecturing on Iraq, and Conn is keeping tabs on auspicious-looking early voting trends. Two more clips for you. The first features Ernst pushing back against Braley's revisionism on Obamacare, which he's now claiming is flawed and in need of fixing. The Republican reminded her  opponent -- to whom Nancy Pelosi assigned the task of delivering one of the 'closing arguments' for the law -- that he's boasted in the recent past of having read every last word of...
  • CBS Drives Away 'Anti-Gay' Catholics

    10/17/2014 7:36:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    While the cultural commissars keep throwing praise and awards at raunchy shows on trendy Internet streaming channels, CBS has a series of highly-rated traditional police or military shows that get no attention or respect. "NCIS" keeps spinning off shows -- this year in New Orleans -- and "Blue Bloods" is a consistent Top 20 performer despite airing on Friday night. You won't see its star Tom Selleck at Emmy awards time. "Blue Bloods" deals with an Irish-Catholic family of cops, headed by New York police commissioner Frank Reagan, played by Selleck. Some Catholics became fans of the show as a...
  • Watch Joni Ernst Thoroughly Embarrass Bruce Braley When He Tries to Lecture Her About Iraq

    10/17/2014 6:29:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    <p>Last night trial attorney Bruce Braley and Iowa State Senator Joni Ernst squared off in a final debate before voters heads to the polls in November and choose their next U.S. Senator from Iowa.</p>
  • The Politics of Ebola

    10/17/2014 5:41:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Mark Davis
    As tensions grow between factions with different levels of concern over Ebola, a buzz-phrase has arisen: “Ebola has no political preferences.” The supposition is that the disease will gladly infect liberals as well as conservatives, which is certainly true. The differences that matter, however, are the political engines that drive attitudes and reactions, as a crisis that should be unaffected by politics is in fact exacerbated by it. It would be unfair to blame liberalism for the entirety of the arrogant displays we have been treated to since the late Thomas Eric Duncan lied to get into America. But there...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10/17/2014 5:36:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014
    <p>The president says imposing a travel ban from disease-ravaged West Africa, as Republicans have demanded, would be counterproductive.</p> <p>Robert Ford, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria, says the fall of the besieged Syrian city to Islamic State extremists would be seen as a "defeat" for the Americans and undermine U.S. credibility in the overall battle.</p>
  • Who's Afraid of 'Rocky Mountain Heist'?

    10/17/2014 5:28:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Free at last! I'm silent no more. Now, the story can be told. Democrats here in my adopted state of Colorado did not want the new political documentary I hosted to see the light of day. They lost. This week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency injunction declaring that our movie deserved the same free-speech rights as a "traditional" (translation: old-guard liberal) news organization. "Rocky Mountain Heist," produced by David Bossie's Citizens United and directed by Jason Killian Meath, tells the story of how a wealthy quartet of liberal millionaires and billionaires in Colorado -- known as...
  • Sen. Kay Hagan: CDC 'Is Certainly Giving Us Great Guidance' On Ebola (Really?)

    10/16/2014 5:07:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    As Ebola’s arrival in America becomes a more pervasive story, some candidates in the 2014 election are weighing in on the subject. Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina took some time to say that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is “giving us great guidance, but we've got to make sure the implementation is perfect.” Hagan Praises CDC's Handling of Ebola These remarks come after a second nurse caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian citizen who became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, had become infected with the virus. The nurse, Amber Vinson, was...
  • Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate: 14-Year-Olds Can Have an Abortion Without Parental Consent

    10/16/2014 4:51:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16 | Ky Sisson
    Attention parents in Arizona: Fred DuVal is totally okay with your child (14-years-old, for example) to have an abortion unbeknownst to you. Why? DuVal believes "reproductive freedom" should lie solely in the hands of your children, not you. DuVal was being interviewed at a private event in a church where he shared his stance on abortions for minors: Host: "Notarized parental consent? Parental notification?"DuVal: "[sigh] Uh, consent, no. Because I believe that then gives the choice of reproductive freedom to the parents and not to the expectant mother and I believe the expectant mother has that…"Host: "And she’s 14…"DuVal: "Yeah." Watch how nonchalant he is...
  • Horrifying: Citizen Journalist Exposing Mexican Cartels Captured, Tortured and Killed

    10/16/2014 4:15:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Mexico is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists to operate, beating out Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous parts of the world according to the International Press Institute.Earlier this week citizen journalist Maria Del Rosario was kidnapped, tortured and killed. She had been working anonymously in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico to expose cartel activity. Thursday morning her social media account was taken over by her killers who announced her death and sent tweets warning other citizen journalists to back off on cartel reporting. Ildefonso Ortiz has the story:  Social media postings on Thursday morning mourned the...
  • One Picture Said It All

    10/16/2014 4:10:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    It takes strength, patience, endurance, maybe a whole day or even more than one, to clear out a house. To be more specific, a house where someone you know has died. Someone close to you. An aged friend or relative, say, or even a father or mother after a long illness. Things pile up over the years. The clutter that time leaves behind has built up. And mixed with it there may be family treasures beyond price: the only portrait of an ancestor extant, or a lone photograph that somehow survived the chaos of a civil war, or the tattered...