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  • Tea Party candidate files residency challenge against Landrieu

    08/29/2014 2:42:43 PM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2014 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    Louisiana GOP Senate candidate Rob Maness filed legal complaints against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu on Friday, saying questions about her residency should disqualify her from the ballot. A week ago, Maness, a Tea Party-backed retired Air Force colonel, informed the Louisiana secretary of state of inconsistencies in Landrieu’s residency status. The Washington Post looked into the issue and found she listed her parents’ home in New Orleans to qualify for the ballot, but listed her home on Capitol Hill in Washington as her home address. "The Constitution, Louisiana law and common sense say candidates for Senate have to live...
  • Report: Captured ISIS Laptop Contains Bubonic Plague, WMD Information

    08/29/2014 11:45:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    An Islamic State (IS) laptop captured by a "moderate Syrian rebel group" reportedly contains bubonic plague recipes and information on weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Foreign Policy reports that Abu Ali, commander of the rebel group, found the laptop in January after his men closed on a building from which Islamic State militants fled. The laptop "contains a total of 35,347 files in 2,367 folders." These include "documents in French, English, and Arabic" and "videos of Osama bin Laden." There are instructions for jihad and stealing vehicles and for making bombs and disguises.
  • White House Says Obama 'Stands Squarely Behind' Tan Suit (Hurl!)

    08/29/2014 9:38:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Russell Berman
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest began his daily press briefing with what sounded like a sober announcement. He said he wanted to clear up something from President Obama's much-talked-about news conference on Thursday. Would he be disclosing the White House's "strategy" for combatting the Islamic State in Syria that Obama said he didn't "yet" have? Nope, he just wanted to joke about that unsightly tan suit. "The president stands squarely behind the decision he made yesterday to wear his summer suit," Earnest said to laughs.
  • Obama interrupting weekend trip to return to DC (personal choice)

    08/29/2014 7:41:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014 | Darlene Superville
    EXCERPT The White House says Obama has changed his plans for Friday and will return to Washington late in the evening after fundraisers in Rhode Island and New York. He had planned to spend the night in New York. Presidential aides say the change in plans was not related to any current events and was the president's personal choice. Obama will spend Saturday morning in Washington, then return to New York later in the day for the wedding of his personal chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
  • GOP douses shutdown threats

    08/29/2014 5:55:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2014 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    Another government shutdown isn’t going to happen next month -- at least if you ask Republican leaders. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who’s facing a tough reelection challenge this fall, said turning the lights out in Washington is a “failed policy.” “Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns,” he quipped to CNN. And Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team are ruling out a repeat of last October when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz led a conservative rebellion and forced the government to close for two weeks in a bid to defund Obamacare. That proved...
  • Developing: Police shoot and kill suspect in St. Paul

    08/28/2014 6:20:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 28, 2014 | Paul Walsh
    Police shot and killed a man shortly before sunrise Thursday on St. Paul’s West Side, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 6:20 a.m. near Plato Boulevard and Wabasha Street, south of the Mississippi River. A Twitter message from a Police Department spokesman described the man as a suspect in an unspecified crime and added that the officer was not injured. No other details were immediately available.
  • After Ferguson, critics lean on Holder (for racial bias training and Police Czar)

    08/28/2014 5:44:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2014 | Peter Schroeder
    Eric Holder's Justice Department is coming under pressure to order sweeping changes to police operations in the United States. Civil rights and community groups, as well as some lawmakers, are pushing the attorney general to take action to address racial and social problems that they say were exposed by the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. “We’re at our zero moment as a nation,” said Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a community-empowerment group. “If we continue to let this go unaddressed, we’re going to have Fergusons springing up all across the country.”...
  • EPA Chief: CO2 Regulations Are About ‘Justice’ For ‘Communities Of Color’

    08/27/2014 12:36:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises — according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.” “Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.” McCarthy is referring to the EPA’s proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The agency says the rule will not only help fight global warming, but will also improve public...
  • Rubio Smashes Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty, Shifts From 'Comprehensive' Immigration Reform

    08/26/2014 2:00:01 PM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26, 2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) partnered with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to pass a comprehensive immigration bill that would grant citizenship to millions of illegal aliens. That was then – a little over a year ago. Today, in an interview with Breitbart News, the Florida Republican berated President Obama for considering unilateral amnesty, shifted cleanly against “comprehensive” reform, and said the U.S. shouldn't even debate citizenship for illegal aliens until the border is secure. “I continue to believe our system needs to be reformed and I’ve learned in the last year...
  • John Boehner: The Monkey In The Room (Video)

    08/26/2014 7:54:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 26, 2014 | John Boehner
    Published on Aug 26, 2014 http://www.speaker.gov/ (Video at link)
  • House Committee: DOJ Lawyers Have ‘Conflict of Interest’ In IRS Case

    08/26/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 26, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Congressional investigators made another call for the appointment of an IRS scandal special prosecutor after discovering that key lawyers for the scandal-plagued agency have a “conflict of interest” in the case. Department of Justice tax division attorney Andrew Strelka, who represented the IRS in litigation related to the scandal, worked under Lerner at the IRS Exempt Organizations division from 2008 to 2010. While at the agency, Strelka was part of the IRS’ conservative targeting scheme, according to documents obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and provided to The Daily Caller. “Be on the lookout for a...
  • Left Bullies Black Reporter To Recant 'No Angel' Description of Michael Brown (John Eligon, NYT)

    08/25/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    John Eligon, a 31 year-old black New York Times reporter who says that he has been racially profiled by police, was mercilessly bullied by the Left Monday into recanting his description of Michael Brown as "no angel." (snip) Nonetheless, in the online Soviet-style show trial, Eligon was found guilty of an inconvenient truth and recanted: “I understand the concerns, and I get it,” Mr. Eligon said. He agreed that “no angel” was not a good choice of words and explained that they were meant to play off the opening anecdote of the article in which Mr. Brown saw an angelic...
  • Celebrities, Activists Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    08/25/2014 7:10:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 25, 2014
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon.
  • POLITICO: Black caucus stumps where Obama can't

    08/23/2014 4:56:02 PM PDT · by maggief · 6 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 23, 2014 | LAUREN FRENCH
    Southern Democrats in tight Senate races want to energize the black vote without relying on the nation’s highest profile black politician: President Barack Obama. The president is deeply unpopular in states like North Carolina, Louisiana and Arkansas, and vulnerable Democratic incumbents there aren’t eager to be seen with him. Still, their campaigns — and Democratic control of the Senate — could well hinge on whether African Americans turn out in large numbers. That’s where the Congressional Black Caucus comes in. Prominent caucus members, including Reps. John Lewis of Georgia, Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Elijah Cummings of Maryland, are...
  • Obama tees off as criticism mounts (returned to the golf course on Saturday)

    08/23/2014 2:25:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2014 | Keith Laing
    President Obama returned to the golf course on Saturday amid mounting Republican criticism that he is spending too much time hitting the links during several international and domestic crises. Obama departed Saturday morning for Farm Neck golf club on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is vacationing with his family. He is playing his latest round of golf with a foursome that includes former NBA player Alonzo Mourning, White House Deputy Political Strategy and Outreach Director Joe Paulsen and long-time friend Cy Walker. Republicans have accused Obama of being insensitive for golfing during his vacation while tensions mount in Iraq following the...
  • Obama hits the gas on regs

    08/23/2014 6:48:07 AM PDT · by maggief · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    Groups that closely follow regulations are expecting the Obama administration to continue issuing controversial rules through the midterm elections, despite the political risk it could pose for Democrats. With time running out on President Obama’s second term, federal agencies are hitting the gas on a number of regulatory initiatives that are central to the White House’s “go-it-alone” agenda. The pace of rulemaking is a stark contrast from the months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, when the flow of rules came screeching to a near halt. The expectation that the gears of the regulatory process will keep moving highlights...
  • Church prepares for Michael Brown funeral (eulogy will be delivered by Sharpton)

    08/22/2014 8:06:29 PM PDT · by maggief · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    (CNN) – The Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Ferguson, Missouri, is preparing for a very big day. Come Monday, the seats will be full of mourners to remember Michael Brown. The church's special events manager Denise Makey is busy preparing for the largest event the congregation has ever seen, making room for more than 5,000 people. (snip) The church, led by Rev. Michael Jones, is expecting a huge crowd for the service, which will be public at the request of the Brown family. The details of the program are still being worked out, but the eulogy will be delivered...
  • 'Leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind': (WH defends golf)

    08/22/2014 2:42:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Obama spokesman suggested the president needs to blow off steam with 8 rounds of golf on vacation Eric Schultz insisted that Obama's work, and his concerns about domestic and international crises, travel with him wherever he goes Obama was slammed this week for grinning and fist-bumping through 18 holes just minutes after delivering somber remarks about James Foley's execution at the hands if ISIS terrorists Donald Trump told MailOnline that Obama should only play golf to cut political deals – preferably with senior GOP leaders UK Prime Minister David Cameron was walloped by the press Friday for going back to...
  • Sharpton a key advisor to Obama on Ferguson (reported back directly to Valerie Jarrett)

    08/22/2014 8:17:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Pat Bailey
    EXCERPT While in Ferguson, Sharpton met with the Brown family and reported back directly to Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s closest aides. Sharpton was directed to find out specific information including what the Brown family wanted from the White House, Politico reports. The veteran activist, who is also leading Saturday’s march on Staten Island against police brutality in New York, even suggested Jarrett turn up the heat on Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, and appoint a special prosecutor to replace St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch in the Brown case.
  • Romney: It's Ryan's turn to run for president

    08/22/2014 6:09:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Mitt Romney on Thursday night said that Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) should make his own run for president in 2016. "He's very generous. But I had my turn. It's his turn now," Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, said about his former vice presidential running mate. Romney made the comments during a joint interview with Ryan on Fox News — their first since the failed campaign. The two later appeared at an event in Chicago, where Romney quizzed Ryan about his new book, "The Way Forward." During the interview, they were asked who would make a better president. "I'll give it...
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    08/21/2014 11:12:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    AP ^ | august 21, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Republican: ISIS developing means to ‘blow up’ a US city (Inhofe)

    08/21/2014 10:39:24 AM PDT · by maggief · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunni militants are working on the capability to wipe out a city inside the United States. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has long threatened to carry out a catastrophic attack on American soil, with a spokesman recently boasting that the militant group would fly its flag over the White House. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said ISIS members are “rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can’t believe that’s happening.” “Yes, it’s really significant what’s happening,” he added during a local...
  • An Automatic Weapon Is Whatever CNN’s Don Lemon Says It Is (“For me, an automatic weapon is…”)

    08/21/2014 8:46:12 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    WARNING: The following post is racist, because it mocks a black person for being wrong and refusing to admit it. Don Lemon and Van Jones are in Ferguson, Missouri, because that’s where all the cameras are. The following clip is from last night, when they had to put up with somebody named Ben Ferguson (no relation). As you’ll notice, Mr. Ferguson is white and therefore wrong. “For me, an automatic weapon is…”
  • Holder: DOJ investigating Foley death

    08/21/2014 7:44:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    The Justice Department has begun an “open criminal investigation” into the killing of photojournalist James Foley, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference in Washington to announce a $17 billion settlement with Bank of America, the attorney general was asked about Foley. “The Justice Department is actively pursuing justice in this case. We have an open criminal investigation,” Holder said, adding later that the department will “vigorously” proceed with the probe.
  • ‘That’s One Cold Bastard’: Scarborough Thinks Terrorists Intimidated By Obama’s Golfing [VIDEO]

    08/21/2014 7:25:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Joe Scarborough believes Islamic State terrorists will be intimidated by President Obama’s golf game just minutes after his statement on beheaded journalist James Foley, perhaps thinking to themselves, “Wow, that’s one cold bastard.” The “Morning Joe” host unveiled his alternative explanation to the “horrifying” images of Obama grinning ear-to-ear on the golf course right after a sober statement condemning the execution of an American journalist by Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq.
  • Holder tells Ferguson students he was a victim of racial profiling

    08/20/2014 1:49:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    FERUGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday told a group of black college students here that he had been a victim of racial profiling. Holder, who is in Ferguson as part of the Justice Department’s investigation of the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, relayed a story about being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike despite not breaking any laws. “He told the story about how he was humiliated. They got him out of his car and searched his car,” said Bradley J. Reyford, a 22-year-old student who met with Holder. Holder told the story to a...
  • Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after police shooting

    08/20/2014 11:52:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    AP ^ | August 20, 2014 | Nigel Duara, Associated Press
    CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Valerie Jarrett: President Obama 'Doing His Job' Handling Ferguson Unrest

    08/20/2014 5:50:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 20, 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Obama is doing his job, according to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is now defending his handling of the Ferguson shooting and the civil unrest that has followed. “He’s doing his job and there’s no magic wand,” she said. “And there are no words that he can speak, alone, that will stop the violence.” (snip) “The circumstances determine the reaction, and it isn’t appropriate for the president to speak up emotionally in the midst of an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department,” she explained.
  • Robles NYT: Dr. Baden didn't have access to important info: xrays, clothes, toxicology, witnesses

    08/18/2014 6:18:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 106 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 17, 2014 | Frances Robles, New York Times correspondent
    Dr. Baden didn't have access to important info: xrays, clothes, toxicology, witnesses. Lots of variables to know what happened. #Ferguson 9:08 PM - 17 Aug 2014
  • Lawyer: Friend confirms that he and shooting victim had robbed convenience store

    08/15/2014 12:24:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 164 replies
    kfoxtv.com/AP ^ | August 15, 2014 | Staff
    <p>FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The friend who was with Michael Brown when he was shot and killed by a police officer near St. Louis over the weekend is reportedly confirming that he and Brown had taken part in the theft of cigars from a convenience store that day.</p>
  • Friends of Brown family called on civil-rights lawyer (Cousin works for Crump)

    08/15/2014 8:46:07 AM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    USA Today | August 15, 2014 | Doug Blackburn, Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat
    (Link only) http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/15/benjamin-crump-answers-call/14103045/
  • Embattled Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki to step aside

    08/14/2014 12:51:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 14, 2014
    Nouri al-Malki, the embattled prime minister of Iraq, announced on Thursday that he was stepping down after support from his party and associates in parliament slipped away.
  • Obama: Remember Michael Brown Through Reflection, Understanding

    08/12/2014 1:38:01 PM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    CBS KMOX ^ | August 12, 2014
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - President Obama has issued the following statement on the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last weekend in Ferguson. “The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time. As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed.
  • AP: Foreign policy crisis intrude on Obama vacations

    08/11/2014 12:17:07 PM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    AP ^ | August 11, 2014 | Julie Pace
    CHILMARK, MASS. — Foreign policy crises have a way of intruding on President Barack Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacations. Obama's last three summer sojourns to this Massachusetts island have coincided with tumult primarily in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as elsewhere around the world.
  • Bill Clinton has father-son bonding time with pregnant Chelsea's husband Marc as they walk their dog

    08/06/2014 6:22:01 PM PDT · by maggief · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2014 | LOUISE BOYLE
    Bill Clinton has father-son bonding time with pregnant Chelsea's husband Marc as they walk their dogs in New York City The former President and his investment banker son-in-law walked their dogs in Madison Square Park together on a Sunday The pair blended in with the weekend crowd despite being trailed by Clinton's Secret Service detail Marc Mezvinsky and wife Chelsea are expecting their first baby in the fall The couple celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary on July 31
  • GOP frets over ‘war on whites’

    08/05/2014 3:32:38 PM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 5, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Republicans say a GOP lawmaker’s comments that Democrats are waging a “war on whites” is just what the party doesn’t need to deal with ahead of the midterm elections. With a Senate majority in sight, party strategists say their office holders need to avoid a distracting battle on the polarizing issue of race, which could gin up Democratic voters and turn off independents. “There's no part of what he said that was helpful,” one GOP strategist groused of Rep. Mo Brooks's (R-Ala.) comments. Brooks made the “war on whites” comments during an interview on conservative radio host Laura Ingraham's show,...
  • Hamas Combat Manual Endorses Use of Civilian Human Shields

    08/05/2014 10:29:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 5, 2014 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    JERUSALEM -- A captured Hamas combat manual belonging to the Al-Qassam Brigades, the terrorist organization's military wing, confirms what Hamas sympathizers and the United Nations have done their best to ignore for weeks: Hamas deliberately uses its civilians as human shields, and knows that Israel will take extreme precautions not to kill those civilians. According to the contents of the manual, posted on the IDF blog, Hamas calls civilians "pockets of resistance" that force Israeli soldiers into several sets of problems:
  • Too low even for libs: Cartoon links Trayvon Martin, Obama impeachment

    08/04/2014 12:03:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Hard line conservatives were the first to mention the “I” word – impeachment — in response to President Obama‘s ongoing pattern of circumventing Congress to enact desired policy, but it has been Democrats who seemed to be obsessed with the idea. In fact, the prospect of impeaching Obama has been a windfall for Democrats, with 21 fundraising emails being sent to supporters during the last week of July alone, according to The Atlantic. And Obama’s allies in the media have been just as quick to make political hay out of impeachment — the blog FiveThirtyEight.com reported the pro-Obama network MSNBC...
  • Nigerian Doctor Who Treated American for Ebola Tests Positive

    08/04/2014 7:05:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies
    AP ^ | August 4, 2014
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities say they have confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming development after a man who flew by plane to the country died of Ebola.
  • WH Advisor Jarrett: Attacks on Gaza Hospitals ‘Indefensible’

    08/03/2014 11:03:36 AM PDT · by maggief · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 3, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    On Face the Nation Sunday morning, senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett said that Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals were “indefensible.” “This is why the ceasefire is so important,” Jarrett said. “It’s a devastating situation. Israel absolutely has the right to defend itself, and we are Israel’s staunchest ally. But you also can’t condone the killing of all of these innocent children.” “I think everyone involved is frustrated,” Jarrett said. “But you can’t let your frustration get in the way of trying to be a constructive player here, and that’s what [Obama's] determined to do.”
  • (Hillary) Clinton calls for political compromise (BARF!)

    07/26/2014 2:38:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    Some lawmakers in Congress are too focused on partisan ideals and should work harder to put aside their differences and compromise, Hillary Clinton said on Saturday. Speaking at a conference for financial advisors in Boston, the possible 2016 Democratic front-runner reportedly lambasted politicians who come into office with unflinching objectives. “American voters should make it very clear that we will not vote for someone who says proudly he or she will go to Washington and never compromise,” she said, according to the Boston Globe. “We’re not even coming together to solve the emergency problems,” she added, referring to the crisis...
  • Exclusive: Bachmann Leads Congressional Call To Outlaw Muslim Brotherhood

    07/25/2014 6:47:10 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25, 2014
    Late Thursday evening Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, with the co-sponsorship of seven other House Representatives, released a bill to finally designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The Breitbart News Network has obtained a copy of the potentially historic document that links the MB to Al Qaeda and the global jihadi movement. Titled the ‘‘Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014,’’ the proposed legislation provides extensive evidence proving why the organization, which has recently been designated a a terrorist group by both Egypt and Saudi Arabia, satisfies the federal requirements to be placed on the official FTO...
  • Dems warn changes to border law would sink emergency funding bill

    07/23/2014 9:33:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders warned Wednesday that softening a 2008 immigration law to expedite deportations of children would sink any effort to provide emergency funding at the southern border. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), joining GOP leaders in the Senate, has insisted that new funding to address the border crisis be accompanied by changes to the six-year-old human trafficking law to make it easier to send migrant children back home. But Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), head of the House Democratic Caucus, suggested Wednesday that his troops aren't ready to get on board. He accused Boehner and the Republicans of "making ultimatums"...
  • ‘Is This How The Benghazi Talking Points Were Developed?’...Kerry Aide’s Use Of Gmail Account

    07/23/2014 7:56:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Two top government watchdogs in Washington D.C. slammed a key aide to Secretary of State John Kerry for using a private Gmail account to conduct official government business, calling it “the worst possible practice in trying to maintain transparency” and speculating whether this was “how the Benghazi talking points were developed.” The Daily Caller reported on Monday that Glen Johnson, a strategic communications advisor to Kerry, fabricated a claim about the number of times Kerry appeared on “Fox News Sunday” while attempting to force TheDC to change a report which said that the secretary had “shut out” Fox News reporter...
  • Second court disagrees, upholds subsidies

    07/22/2014 10:32:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that ObamaCare subsidies issued through the federal exchanges are legal, contradicting a separate ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court on the same day. Fourth Circuit Judge Roger Gregory argued that because the statutory language of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is ambiguous, courts should defer to the interpretation of the Internal Revenue Service and allow the subsides to stand. "Applying deference to the IRS's determination … we uphold the rule as a permissible exercise of the agency's discretion," Gregory wrote. The decision came just hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • GOP sees court ruling as major step toward unraveling of Obamacare

    07/22/2014 9:41:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 22, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    EXCERPT Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz from Texas were quick to pounce on the decision as one that reveals the Obama administration’s ongoing attempts to implement the law in a way that exceeds the parameters set in the law that Democrats themselves devised and passed. Cruz called the ruling a “repudiation of Obamacare and all the lawlessness that has come with it.” “The Obama administration, through the Internal Revenue Service, has attempted to dispense revenues to the states without proper congressional authorization, robbing Congress of its constitutionally-provided power of the purse,” Cruz said. “This decision restores power to Congress and...
  • Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 243 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18, 2014
    Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House by Amy Tennery (Reuters) 8:50 AM
  • Obama's bizarre and frightening response to the shoot down of MH17

    07/18/2014 5:28:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rick Moran
    President Obama was in Delaware on Thursday when a Malaysian airliner went down near Ukraine's border with Russia. The president was scheduled to give a speech on transportation issues, but began his remarks talking about what, at that time, was thought to be a shoot down of a passenger jet. Daily Mail: President Barack Obama provoked fury in the U.S. on Thursday by casually devoting less than a minute to the deaths of 295 people aboard a Malaysian airliner, as he began an often jokey 16-minute speech about the need to expand America’s transportation infrastructure. There are no confirmed American...
  • Ted Cruz: Border Crisis a ‘Disaster of the President’s Own Making’

    07/09/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 9, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) called the crisis of unaccompanied minors flooding the border a “disaster of the president’s own making.” Speaking on the Senate floor, Cruz denounced the president for his refusal to visit the border during his trip to Texas, despite his own administration designating it a humanitarian crisis: “President Obama today is down in the state of Texas but sadly he’s not visiting the border. He’s not visiting the children who are suffering as a result of the failures of the Obama policies. Instead, he’s doing fund-raisers . He’s visiting Democratic fat cats to collect checks and...
  • Senate Democrats unveil legislation to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling

    07/09/2014 9:10:41 AM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton &#8232;and Mike Lillis
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