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  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama: Charlie who?

    01/16/2015 6:51:20 AM PST · by safetysign · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    On Sunday, at the great Paris rally, the whole world was Charlie. By Tuesday, the veneer of solidarity was exposed as tissue thin. It began dissolving as soon as the real, remaining Charlie Hebdo put out its post-massacre issue featuring a Muhammad cover that, as the New York Times put it, “reignited the debate pitting free speech against religious sensitivities.” Again? Already? Had not 4 million marchers and 44 foreign leaders just turned out on the streets of France to declare “No” to intimidation, and pledging solidarity, indeed identification (“Je suis Charlie”) with a satirical weekly specializing in the most...
  • Sorry, But YOU Don’t Pay Enough Taxes

    01/14/2015 6:45:31 AM PST · by safetysign · 11 replies
    Joe For America ^ | )1/13/2015 | Michael Becker
    Democrats, fresh off a resounding stomping last November, are convinced that the reason they lost is because they’re not giving away enough of your money.
  • Obama: Longest war in US history is ending

    12/29/2014 6:24:24 AM PST · by safetysign · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 12/28/2014 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion. Obama is welcoming the end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan. The war came to a formal end Sunday with a ceremony in Kabul.
  • New Poll Shows Just How Much The Military Dislikes Obama, And The Results Are MIND BLOWING

    12/23/2014 7:13:55 AM PST · by safetysign · 46 replies
    JoeforAmerica.com ^ | 12/22/2014 | Michael Cantrell
    It’s not really a big shocker to say those serving in the military aren’t big fans of Barack Obama, but when you see just how much our men and women in uniform despise their “Commander-In-Chief,” it will simply blow your mind. This is astounding, yet for some strange reason, very comforting. From Weasel Zippers via Military Times: … The long-term effects of Obama’s social policies on the military remain unknown. But one thing is clear: He is a deeper unpopular commander in chief among the troops. According to a Military Times survey of almost 2,300 active-duty service members, Obama’s popularity...
  • BioShield: Obama Diverted Funds From Its Fight Against Ebola, Other Threats

    11/04/2014 6:42:25 AM PST · by safetysign · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 11/03/2014 | Melissa Quinn
    Seeking a more robust defense in the event of a bioterrorist attack on the United States, the Bush administration created a $6 billion fund to prepare the nation for such threats, including the deadly Ebola virus. The Obama administration, however, has not used the range of tools and budget provided by the post-9/11 project, focusing instead on only three targets and diverting at least $1 billion to other priorities, a review by The Daily Signal found. Nearly five years ago, in fact, the administration’s own biodefense science board warned that project funds “should not be diverted to support other initiatives,...
  • Poll: Joni Ernst, Bruce Braley tied in Iowa race

    11/03/2014 12:44:49 PM PST · by safetysign · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/03/2014 | James Hohmann
    A Quinnipiac University poll published Monday shows a dead heat in the Iowa Senate race, with Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst tied at 47 percent among likely voters. The news buoys the Democratic argument that the Des Moines Register poll out this weekend, which had Ernst up 7 points, is an outlier. Continue Reading Text Size -+reset Latest on POLITICO Counting JDA Frontline's departures Pelosi raises over $100 million SCOTUS hears Israel passport case Grimes paid $17K to fly Clinton in Hyundai, Kia get $100M EPA fine Colorado poll: GOP slightly ahead It also shows a slightly closer...
  • Investment Opportunity

    10/27/2014 6:33:12 PM PDT · by safetysign · 36 replies
    self | 10/27/2014 | Self
    Thought you might want to consider getting on board early. A munitions engineer from Texas just started his own business in Afghanistan. He's making land mines that look like prayer mats. It's doing well. He says prophets are going through the roof!
  • Jameis Winston suspended for half vs. Clemson over obscenity incident

    09/18/2014 6:20:07 AM PDT · by safetysign · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 09/17/2014 | Jerry Hinnen
    Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles' game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU's campus. Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language.
  • Jameis Winston suspended for half vs. Clemson over obscenity incident

    09/17/2014 11:03:00 AM PDT · by safetysign
    CBS Sports ^ | 09/17/2014 | Jerry Hinnen
    Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles' game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU's campus. Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language. (Both links use the phrase and other R-rated language.)
  • Ray Rice, Ray Lewis and the absurdity of the NFL

    09/15/2014 6:25:09 AM PDT · by safetysign · 93 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/11/2014 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    “Shocking Video!!!” This week the news and sports media, on behalf of those who need help with two plus two, revealed there are two kinds of domestic violence: The not-too-bad, the kind described only in words and a cost-you-only-two-games video of a woman being dragged from an elevator, and … The shocking, throw-the-bum-out kind, as seen in this week’s inside-the-elevator, what-happened-in-Atlantic City-didn’t-quite-stay-there Ray Rice video. Some of us, however, know better than to be shocked by common sense. After all, how else did the soon-to-be Mrs. Rice, as seen months ago in the first surveillance video, become unconscious, left for...
  • Breaking: Michael Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case

    08/29/2014 6:16:53 AM PDT · by safetysign · 179 replies
    IJReview ^ | 08/29/2014 | Kyle Becker
    Charles C. Johnson, the Editor-in-Chief of Got News and the investigator who debunked the Everytown shootings map, is suing the St. Louis County Court to release Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown’s juvenile arrest records. As relayed by the website YoungCons.com, Johnson claims that he has “confirmed” Michael Brown was arrested in a case involving second-degree murder: record Johnson earlier reported on Twitter that he had two contacts in the St. Louis Police Department tell him that Michael Brown had a juvenile criminal record, thus prompting the lawsuit: record2 The reporter has been challenged on his rationale for seeking the juvenile...
  • Can the police really do that?

    08/21/2014 6:28:08 AM PDT · by safetysign · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/20/2014 | Liz Goodwin and Garance Franke-Ruta
    In the days since two reporters were arrested at a Ferguson McDonald’s during fiery protests ignited after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, stunned Americans watching news coverage of officers with combat gear, rifles and tear gas have found themselves asking of police demands and restrictions: Can the cops really do that?
  • Obama’s monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators

    08/07/2014 7:01:25 AM PDT · by safetysign · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/06/2014 | COREY CHARLTON and TED THORNHILL
    President Barack Obama drew a diplomatic line at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of...
  • Watch Two DREAMers Who Confront Rep. Steve King Get A Timely Lesson on Immigration Law

    08/05/2014 12:47:18 PM PDT · by safetysign · 48 replies
    IJReview ^ | 08/05/2014 | SooperMexican
    Immigrants Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas recently approached Representative Steve King at a fundraiser in Iowa and criticized him for pushing a law that would take away their “Dream Act” status. Instead of shrinking away, Rep. King patiently explained his point of view on why people shouldn’t advocate for lawlessness when our laws are a feature of American prosperity that they enjoy, but don’t respect. His key comment: “Do you want to live in a country that respects the rule of law, or don’t you?” The confrontation could have gotten ugly very quickly, but Rep. King stuck to his guns...
  • Here's the backstory behind Chuck Grassley and Lois Lerner

    06/27/2014 6:33:30 AM PDT · by safetysign · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/27/20122 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    By the time Lois Lerner suggested auditing Sen. Chuck Grassley in a Dec. 4, 2012, email, the Iowa Republican had spent five years scrutinizing Lerner's IRS division. Grassley, during his tenure as top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, zeroed in on abuses by charities and other nonprofit groups improperly claiming tax-exempt status under Lerner, and he spearheaded a 2006 change in federal law making it harder for organizations to improperly claim the credit. Grassley and Lerner were no strangers to each other, and it’s one of the reasons Republicans fear Lerner’s push to audit Grassley might have been politically...
  • Bombshell: Benghazi Filmmaker CONFIRMED To Be An Agent Of Eric Holder Justice Department

    06/13/2014 6:53:08 AM PDT · by safetysign · 36 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 06/12/2014 | Walid Shoebat
    The producer of the anti-Muhammad video the Obama administration blamed for the Benghazi attacks is actually a confirmed agent of Eric Holder's Justice Department. The damning trail of evidence begins when a fictitious narrative was concocted by the FBI to lure the courts that Nakoula (the Filmmaker, aka Yousef) was supposed to help the FBI catch Eiad Salameh, his partner in crimes for many years. Yet, the deal was never fulfilled and Eiad was let go by the Feds in 2011 as Shoebat.com revealed in a firsthand account never before reported, including a recorded conversation between Nakoula and Shoebat.com in...
  • Fluke loans Self $100K After Complaining About Women's Access To Campaign Cash

    05/29/2014 9:23:59 AM PDT · by safetysign · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/28/2014 | Adelle Nazarian
    Sandra Fluke, the free-birth-control and women's rights advocate, has complained over the course of her campaign for California State Senate that women do not have equal access to campaign funds as men do. Yet Fluke loaned herself $100,000 in campaign funds for the race in the 26th district, according to a new report by Bloomberg News.
  • Obamacare's employer mandate isn't worth the trouble, study says

    05/21/2014 6:37:57 AM PDT · by safetysign · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/09/2014 | Jon Healey
    The 2010 healthcare law has generated multiple controversies, and some of them were unavoidable. For example, once lawmakers decided to require insurers to disregard preexisting conditions -- a reform that most people actually like -- they had to take other steps to avoid triggering a vicious spiral of premium increases. None of those steps would have been popular, although the route Congress chose (requiring virtually every adult American to buy insurance, then creating costly subsidies for those who couldn't afford to comply) may have been the path of most resistance. Most employers would not drop coverage if the penalties were...
  • A True Tough Guy: The Mafia, Gays, and Michael Sam’s Boyfriend

    05/15/2014 7:09:36 AM PDT · by safetysign · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05/15/2014 | Michael Daly
    When Vito Cammisano kissed his boyfriend in front of the ESPN cameras, he must have known the world would find out his grandfather was a notorious mob boss—but he wasn’t afraid. If the late mob boss William “Willie the Rat” Cammisano was like other Mafiosi—and by all accounts he most emphatically was—he would have been apoplectic had he been told his grandson was dating an African American. But a Mafioso such as Willie the Rat would have taken that as the good news by comparison when he heard the rest. For his grandson’s African-American lover also happens to be a...
  • The Individual Mandate Goes Poof

    03/27/2014 8:38:14 AM PDT · by safetysign · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/27/2014 | Abby McCloskey and Tom Miller
    One by one, the myths of the Affordable Care Act have been revealed. When the curtain on open enrollment falls on March 31, the last remaining big myth of ObamaCare will be fully exposed: The individual mandate has failed. After a last-ditch effort with President Obama himself encouraging "young invincibles" to sign up before the deadline, the administration is scrambling to boost enrollment. On Tuesday, the White House announced that people who applied for coverage on the federal health-insurance exchange will have until mid-April to finish the paperwork. The mandate was supposed to be the administration's magical elixir for the...
  • Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal

    02/27/2014 10:31:16 AM PST · by safetysign · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/26/2014 | Bradley A. Smith
    The mainstream press has justified its lack of coverage over the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups because there's been no "smoking gun" tying President Obama to the scandal. This betrays a remarkable, if not willful, failure to understand abuse of power. The political pressure on the IRS to delay or deny tax-exempt status for conservative groups has been obvious to anyone who cares to open his eyes. It did not come from a direct order from the White House, but it didn't have to.
  • Senate Dems Favor Illegal Aliens over Disabled Vets

    12/18/2013 6:19:59 AM PST · by safetysign · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/18/2013 | Caroline May
    Senate Republicans were unable to stop military pension cuts when Senate Democrats blocked a vote on an amendment to prevent the cuts by closing a welfare loophole for illegal immigrants Tuesday evening. The two-year budget deal brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years, leaving some Senate Republicans scrambling to stop the cuts. “Removing this unbalanced treatment of our military retirees ought to be one of the key actions we should take before this legislation moves forward. In fact, greater savings than this...
  • A closer look at the Benghazi lie

    12/10/2013 7:38:16 AM PST · by safetysign · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/09/2013 | Tom Fitton
    New photos confirm the attack’s coordination and its cover-up The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people,...
  • Health agency chief refuses to disclose ObamaCare enrollment numbers

    10/29/2013 11:37:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/2013 | staff
    The head of the agency responsible for overseeing the troubled HealthCare.gov repeatedly refused to disclose how many people have enrolled in ObamaCare -- during a hearing where she did not deny that officials have that information. Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, testified Tuesday before the House Ways and Means Committee. At the top of the hearing, she apologized for the failures of the main ObamaCare website and vowed to fix them. But, raising more questions about the administration's transparency on the project, she declined to cite enrollment numbers. She did not claim, as Health...
  • Obama´s big lie

    10/29/2013 6:02:19 AM PDT · by safetysign · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/29/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    All we've been hearing the last three years is if you like your policy you can keep it.... I'm infuriated because I was lied to," one woman told this newspaper, as part of a story on how some middle-class Californians have been stunned to learn the real costs of Obamacare. And that lie looks like the biggest lie about domestic policy ever uttered by a U.S. president. The most famous presidential lies have to do with misconduct (Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" or Bill Clinton's "I did not have sexual relations") or war. Woodrow Wilson campaigned on the...
  • Obamacare is in Crisis Now. Right Now.

    10/16/2013 6:21:42 AM PDT · by safetysign · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/16/2013 | Mickey Kaus
    Psst. Anic-Pay! Bloomberg‘s Megan McArdle (who has been on an incredible roll lately**) takes issue with the idea that the Obama administration needn’t panic about Obamacare, as long as it can get its glitch-plagued health care exchanges up and running by the end of the year. Wrong, she suggests. It’s time to panic. Now. Why? Because the exchanges are the way to sign up young, healthy people and prevent the fabled “death spiral,” in which only older, sicker people sign up for insurance, causing rates to rise and healthier people to drop out, causing rates to rise even more, etc....
  • NYT: Obamacare Collapse ´Has Deeply Embarrassed´ White House

    10/16/2013 6:06:07 AM PDT · by safetysign · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/15/2013 | Staff
    A New York Times investigative article based on two dozen interviews with industry insiders and confidential Obama Administration documents reveals that the catastrophic $500 million Obamacare rollout "has deeply embarrassed the White House" and has the technology companies involved "publicly distancing themselves" from the Obamacare fiasco. "These are not glitches. The extent of the problems is pretty enormous," an insurance executive who participated in Obamacare conference calls told the Times. "At the end of our calls, people say, 'It's awful, just awful.'"
  • Gennifer Flowers on Bill Clinton:

    09/19/2013 7:38:34 AM PDT · by safetysign · 18 replies
    JWF ^ | 09/18/2013 | Jammie
    She’s baaaack! Over two decades after she rose to fame, Bill Clinton’s former girlfriend re-emerges. Safe to say you won’t be reading any of this in the American press. Clinton, now 67, also shared a lot of intimacies regarding his marriage to Hillary. They left Gennifer in no doubt that the union is far from ‘traditional.’ She said: ‘What they have is very strong. ‘It obviously worked for them but I’ve never considered theirs a traditional marriage.’ When rumours surfaced recently of an affair between Hillary Clinton and her transition office chief, Huma Abedin, 37, Gennifer was not surprised. The...
  • Lois Lerner´s Own Words

    09/12/2013 6:35:24 AM PDT · by safetysign · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/11/2013 | staff
    Congress's investigation into the IRS targeting of conservatives has been continuing out of the Syria headlines, and it's turning up news. Emails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee between former Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and her staff raise doubts about IRS claims that the targeting wasn't politically motivated and that low-level employees in Cincinnati masterminded the operation. In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that a Tea Party matter is "very dangerous," and is something "Counsel and [Lerner adviser]...
  • Book: Clinton's State told Benghazi was a 'terrorist attack' minutes after it began

    09/03/2013 8:36:42 AM PDT · by safetysign · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/03/2013 | Paul Bedard
    Just minutes after 35 jihadists crashed through the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, nearly one year ago, the facility got word to the State Department, FBI and Pentagon that terrorists were attacking, according to a forthcoming book that provides the fullest review of the assault to date. In “Under Fire, the Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi,” it is revealed that an unidentified security official in the Benghazi compound protecting Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens messaged the U.S. embassy in Tripoli: “Benghazi under fire, terrorist attack.” Stevens and three others died that night. Twenty-five minutes after it began, the...
  • IRS continues to hound Tea Party Patriots, demands more data for tax-exempt status

    08/30/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT · by safetysign · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/29/2013 | Ben Wofgang
    The initial firestorm surrounding the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups may have subsided, but tea party leaders say the situation has only become worse and may lead to more lawsuits against the embattled agency. New documents show the depth of information the IRS is seeking from Tea Party Patriots, a leading conservative group that first applied for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status in late 2010 and one of many organizations singled out for extra scrutiny by the Obama administration. An IRS letter sent to the group last week and obtained by The Washington Times contains a laundry list of requests...
  • Hillary's Racial Politics

    08/19/2013 8:21:53 AM PDT · by safetysign · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/19/2013 | staff
    She makes a polarizing pitch that ignores trends in voter turnout. Hillary Clinton began her 2016 march to the White House last week, and it wasn't a promising debut. The former first lady and Senator used her first big policy speech since leaving the State Department to portray American election laws as fundamentally racist. The speech was longer on anecdotes than statistics, so allow us to fill in some of the holes. "In 2013, so far, more than 80 bills restricting voting rights have been introduced in 31 states," Mrs. Clinton told her political base of lawyers at the American...
  • The New York Times takes down the Clinton Foundation.

    08/14/2013 8:59:32 AM PDT · by safetysign · 28 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/14/2014 | Tim Stanley
    Is the New York Times being guest edited by Rush Limbaugh? Today it runs with a fascinating takedown of the Clinton Foundation – that vast vanity project that conservatives are wary of criticising for being seen to attack a body that tries to do good. But the liberal NYT has no such scruples. The killer quote is this: For all of its successes, the Clinton Foundation had become a sprawling concern, supervised by a rotating board of old Clinton hands, vulnerable to distraction and threatened by conflicts of interest. It ran multimillion-dollar deficits for several years, despite vast amounts of...
  • Obamacare Exemption: None Dare Call It Treason

    08/14/2013 6:14:17 AM PDT · by safetysign · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/14/2013 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- Even by the standards of Washington, this is one sick, twisted and deceitful deal. Quite possibly, it is a whole new low, even for the federal government. Had we innocent, taxpaying citizens not long ago lost our capacity to be outraged by the disgraceful manner in which this place operates, we would already be in all-out political revolt. Against President Obama. Against Democrats in Congress. And, especially, Republicans. Literally, revolutionary wars have been fought over less.
  • Who Is Valerie Jarrett & Is She The One That Gave The “Stand Down” Order In Benghazi?

    08/10/2013 9:55:40 AM PDT · by safetysign · 55 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 08/09/2013 | Leon Puissegur
    Valerie Jarret is Obama’s top advisor and for the most part, that is all the majority of people know about her at all. Now we are going to show you what many have asked, and we will show you just who Valerie Jarrett really is, where she came from, what her alliances are, what her background is, what she thinks and most of all, what type of individual she really is. Once we lay out who she is, we must ask ourselves if Valerie Jarrett is the one that gave the ‘stand down’ order to those who were in Benghazi...
  • New Links Emerge in the IRS Scandal

    08/02/2013 6:48:06 AM PDT · by safetysign · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/01/2013 | Kim Strassel
    Congressional investigators this week released emails suggesting that staff at the Federal Election Commission have been engaged in their own conservative targeting, with help from the IRS's infamous Lois Lerner. This means more than just an expansion of the probe to the FEC. It's a new link to the Obama team. In May this column noted that the targeting of conservatives started in 2008, when liberals began a coordinated campaign of siccing the federal government on political opponents. The Obama campaign helped pioneer this tactic. In late summer of 2008, Obama lawyer Bob Bauer took issue with ads run against...
  • Nancy Grace Says "[Profanity/Racism redacted]" Uncensored While Railing Against Zimmerman’s ‘Hatred’

    07/15/2013 9:38:31 AM PDT · by safetysign · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/15/2013 | Andrew Kirell
    <p>While speaking Saturday night with Trayvon Martin‘s family attorney, shortly before the verdict was read for George Zimmerman‘s acquittal, HLN host Nancy Grace said “fucking coons” live on-the-air while railing against what she considers to have been the defendant’s undeniable “hatred” for the teenager he shot.</p>
  • The Lawless President

    07/10/2013 8:20:09 AM PDT · by safetysign · 26 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 0710/2013 | Peter Ferrara
    It’s not so much that he thinks he’s above the law as that he thinks he is the law. The duties of the President of the United States are spelled out in Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which states, inter alia, that the President “shall take Care that the laws be faithfully executed.” As Stanford Law Professor and former federal judge Michael McConnell explained in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, “This is a duty, not a discretionary power. While the president does have substantial discretion about how to enforce a law, he has no discretion about whether to do...
  • Trayvon Martin´s legal troubles reportedly covered up by police

    07/02/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT · by safetysign · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 07/01/2013 | Joseph Cotto
    On a cold late February evening in 2012, unarmed seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman claims he killed Martin in self-defense. Since then, Martin’s history of truancy, firearms-related issues, and marijuana use, among other things, has come to light. After a special prosecutor was commissioned, Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and is currently standing trial. Evidence indicates that Zimmerman suffered head injuries the night Martin died, though exactly how and why remains a mystery. What can be certain, however, is that the shooting’s aftermath has been highly polarizing. It has also drawn...
  • A crack in the IRS dam

    05/22/2013 6:14:37 AM PDT · by safetysign · 26 replies
    Power Line ^ | 05/21/2013 | John Hinderaker
    The dam protecting the IRS scandal began to crack today when Lois Lerner, the IRS official who announced, and apologized for, the improper singling out of conservative-leaning organizations by IRS employees under her command, announced through her criminal defense lawyer that she will not testify as scheduled tomorrow before the House Oversight Committee. Rather, she will assert her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. This marks a milestone in the IRS investigation. It can now be taken as more or less established that crimes were committed by Obama administration employees. LernerÂ’s lawyer tried to minimize the significance of her invoking the...
  • Obama’s Second Term Already Looks Like a Failure

    04/16/2013 8:27:46 AM PDT · by safetysign · 28 replies
    Lucianne ^ | 04/15/2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    President Barack Obama’s second term has so far been a story of high liberal hopes and scant liberal achievements. The president has been re-elected, demographic trends favor the growth of his coalition, his party has a technological edge, and his opposition is confused and divided. One might therefore expect Obama to be enacting the legislative agenda of that rising coalition. Yet the White House has to be disappointed, whatever it says, by the way the second term has been going. The president’s poll numbers have been falling since December, for one thing. His average job-approval rating, compiled on Pollster.com, has...
  • Daughter of Obama's former pastor charged with fraud

    04/11/2013 6:15:22 AM PDT · by safetysign · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/10/2013 | Mary Wisniewski
    The daughter of President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor was indicted on Wednesday on charges of money laundering and lying to federal authorities, a Justice Department spokeswoman said. Jeri L. Wright, 47, the daughter of Jeremiah Wright, was accused of participating in a fraud scheme led by a former suburban police chief and the chief's husband that involved a $1.25 million state grant, according to the Attorney's office for the Central District of Illinois in Springfield.
  • More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    03/27/2013 6:17:00 AM PDT · by safetysign · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/26/20113 | Daniel Halper
    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas. Obama Photo AP / Steven Senne The Obamas began the new year in Hawaii. "President Obama departed Hawaii this morning for Washington, after spending NINE days vacationing with family and friends in his native state. Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation," ABC reported on January 6, 2013. "Obama played FIVE rounds of golf with SEVEN...
  • Incomes Drop Most in 20 years

    03/01/2013 6:12:48 AM PST · by safetysign · 37 replies
    San Diego Source ^ | 03/01/2013 | Michelle Jamrisko
    Consumer spending in the U.S. rose in January even as incomes dropped by the most in 20 years, showing households were weathering the payroll-tax increase by socking away less money in the bank. Household purchases, which account for about 70 percent of the economy, climbed 0.2 percent after a 0.1 percent gain the prior month, a Commerce Department report showed today in Washington. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of 76 economists called for a 0.2 percent advance. Incomes slumped 3.6 percent, sending the saving rate down to the lowest level since November 2007. Employment gains, the rebound in...
  • FEDS RUN EXTORTION SCAM ON DOCTORS

    02/28/2013 7:17:54 AM PST · by safetysign · 15 replies
    WND Health ^ | 02/28/2013 | Lee Hieb, MD.
    Dr. John Natale of Illinois graduated with honors from Loyola University, graduated medical school from Northwestern University School of Medicine and went on to complete eight years of arduous postgraduate study to become a highly trained thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon. For over 20 years he practiced his specialty at a hospital in Illinois, doing extremely complicated cases, including treating ruptured aortic aneurysms. Although these cases have greater than 10 percent intraoperative mortality in the recognized medical literature, Dr. Natale never lost a patient on the operating table.
  • FEDS RUN EXTORTION SCAM ON DOCTORS

    02/28/2013 7:17:34 AM PST · by safetysign · 1 replies
    WND Health ^ | 02/28/2013 | Lee Hieb, MD.
    Dr. John Natale of Illinois graduated with honors from Loyola University, graduated medical school from Northwestern University School of Medicine and went on to complete eight years of arduous postgraduate study to become a highly trained thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon. For over 20 years he practiced his specialty at a hospital in Illinois, doing extremely complicated cases, including treating ruptured aortic aneurysms. Although these cases have greater than 10 percent intraoperative mortality in the recognized medical literature, Dr. Natale never lost a patient on the operating table.
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long

    02/27/2013 8:43:35 AM PST · by safetysign · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said.
  • Manti Te'o Fake Girlfriend.

    01/17/2013 1:52:21 PM PST · by safetysign · 38 replies
    Too funny! Go to link
  • Pardon Dr. Natale, surgeon found not guilty by jury of Medicare fraud - yet imprisoned for codes.

    01/17/2013 12:06:35 PM PST · by safetysign · 48 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 01/16/2013 | Staff
    Dr. John Natale, nationally recognized cardio-vascular surgeon was charged with Medicare fraud only to be found not guilty by the jury. He performed over 7500 surgeries in his career and never lost a patient on the operating table. The DOJ brought this case to court regarding 5 ruptured aneurysms performed in the emergency room on 5 elderly patients - all expected to die. Even the expert witness for the DOJ had to admit that Dr. Natale's skill as a surgeon was exemplary. The jury found that no fraud had been committed yet Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, under the strong urging of...
  • Surgeon Reports to Prison; Government Sends Message, States AAPS

    01/15/2013 12:33:37 PM PST · by safetysign · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/15/2013 | staff
    According to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), on Nov 1, 2012, vascular surgeon John Natale, M.D., 63, of Arlington, Ill., reported to the federal Bureau of Prisons to serve a 10-month sentence. According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release, he was convicted on two counts of making false statements in connection with surgeries performed between August 2002 and October 2004, and acquitted on two counts of Medicare fraud. Dr. Natale had saved the lives of five seriously ill patients, average age 78, by complicated repairs of abdominal aortic aneurysms. He was, however, accused of describing...