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  • Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.” The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable – a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders...
  • Obama, Clinton Want To Enforce 'Correct' Thinking In America

    05/21/2015 1:29:49 PM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    IBD ^ | May 20, 2015 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    What happens when the public does not wish to live out the utopian dreams of its elite leaders?[snip] How, then, do politically correct planners force the people to think and act properly when they push back? Extra-legal executive orders can help a president bypass supposed troglodytes in Congress and among the public. Obama granted blanket amnesties, proposed rules that would lead to the closure of many coal plants and arbitrarily chose which health or labor statutes should be enforced and at what times. A filmmaker was even jailed on a trumped-up probation charge after making a video about Islam.....[snip] As...
  • Everything Is Awesome, Mideast Edition

    05/19/2015 10:05:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 18, 2015 | Bret Stephens
    Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s deputy national security adviser, has been offering a reassuring view of the Iranian nuclear deal in the face of some Arab skepticism. “If you can diplomatically and peacefully resolve the nuclear issue in a way that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” he told reporters last week, “we believe that will lead to a much more stable region.” Mr. Rhodes also contends that with a deal “there will be no need to see [a] regional arms race.” So what’s more frightening: That Mr. Rhodes believes what he’s saying? Or that he does not? Just for...
  • Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016

    05/19/2015 9:31:00 AM PDT · by yoe
    Leader's Daily Schedule ^ | May 12, 2015 | Staff
    IB Union Calendar No. 78 114 TH CONGRESS 1 ST S ESSION H. R. 2250 [Report No. 114–110] Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets death penalty for placing Marathon bomb

    05/16/2015 7:39:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | May 15, 2015 | Milton J. Valencia
    [snip]The death sentence automatically sets in motion an appeals process that could last more than a decade.
  • Senate Reverses Course and Advances TPP Fast Track Bill

    05/15/2015 10:11:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    EFF ^ | May 14, 2015 | Maira Sutton
    The (U.S. Senate advanced the Fast Track bill today) in a rushed vote following a slew of concessions made to swing Democrats who had ( voted to block it earlier this week.) The setback on Tuesday could have forced proponents of the ((TPP), the ((TTIP), and other secretive, anti-user trade agreements to go back to the drawing board to come up with a new bill. Unfortunately, Senate leaders were able to get around this impasse within 48 hours by agreeing to let Democrats vote on some other trade-enforcement measures first before holding the vote on Fast Track.[snip] President Obama and...
  • CFPB Warns Home Lenders: Don't Exclude Sec. 8 Welfare Takers

    05/15/2015 8:32:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 37 replies
    Housing: If you need federal subsidies to pay your apartment rent, it's a good bet you can't afford to buy a new home. But don't tell that to the Obama regime. It's pressuring banks to lend even to Section 8 voucher recipients. In a new regulatory bulletin, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns home lenders that they can be investigated for discrimination if they reject Section 8 vouchers as a valid source of income for low-income minorities applying for mortgages. The agency argues that underwriting policies that exclude such welfare payments could have a "disparate impact" on minority borrowers and...
  • On Poverty, Obama Is Hypocritical and Clueless

    05/13/2015 11:24:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 12, 2015 | John Hindraker
    I wrote (Barack Obama, Media Critic) about President Obama’s appearance at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on poverty at Georgetown, where he singled out Fox News for criticism of its news coverage. He did eventually get around to ( talking about poverty:)“Those who are doing better and better, more skilled, more educated, – luckier – having greater advantages are withdrawing from the commons,” he said. “Kids start going to private schools….But wait! President Obama went to a ritzy private school in Honolulu, and his daughters attend Washington’s toniest private school, Sidwell Friends. Was Obama engaging in a rare moment of self-criticism?...
  • How a super PAC plans to coordinate directly with Hillary Clinton’s campaign

    05/13/2015 10:38:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | May 12, 2015 | Annie Karni
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is getting more firepower to help with its damage control. Correct The Record, an outside rapid response and research group dedicated to defending the records of Clinton and the other Democratic presidential candidates is reorganizing so it can coordinate with Clinton’s campaign and devote all of its resources to her.
  • Texans Upset Over Jade Helm 15 Exercise

    05/11/2015 8:51:49 AM PDT · by yoe · 33 replies
    NBCNews ^ | May 8, 2015
    AUSTIN -- Governor Greg Abbott, R-TX, says he's trying to bring calm to some Texans about a military exercise that will take place in Texas and six other states. The eight-week exercise, known as Jade Helm 15, will begin July 15 and involves U.S. Specials Operations Forces such as Navy Seals and Green Berets. They will use public and private lands to train for overseas missions. The prospect of armed federal troops in Texas has ignited a host of concerns and speculation about the military's motives -- ranging from the military's intention to impose martial law to a government conspiracy...
  • BREAKING: Barack Obama’s War? – Iran Fires on and Seizes US Cargo Ship

    05/06/2015 8:22:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 6, 2015 | Staff
    Video....This report is unconfirmed, but comes from Saudi Arabia new services. It appears as though the Iranian navy has fired on and seized a US cargo ship.
  • First Lady’s round-trip flight to Aspen, Colorado, with her daughters cost taxpayers $7,712 an hour

    05/05/2015 11:14:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 5, 2015 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained (records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force) revealing that Michelle Obama’s weekend trip to Aspen, Colorado, in February cost American taxpayers $57,068.80 in travel expenses alone for the 7.4-hour round-trip flight. While ( President Obama flew) to California to play golf, speak at a cyber-security summit, and headline a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, the First Lady and her daughters spent Valentine’s Day weekend skiing in Aspen, returning to the White House on February 16. Judicial Watch obtained the Air Force records in response to a...
  • Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact

    05/05/2015 8:41:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2015 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door. If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving. [snip] Obama’s seeking a renewal...
  • President Obama, Are You Listening?

    05/03/2015 11:59:59 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 2, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The scenes of Baltimore set ablaze this week have many Americans thinking: What can be done to rescue families trapped in an inner-city culture of violence, despair and joblessness? There are no easy answers, but down the road from Baltimore in Washington, D.C., an education program is giving children in poor neighborhoods a big lift up. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which (George W. Bush) signed into law in 2004, has so far funded private-school tuition for nearly 5,000 students, 95% of whom are African-American. They attend religious schools, music and arts schools, even elite college-prep schools. Last month at...
  • Hillary Clinton Is At It Again: Sixty Second Activist Action Item

    04/17/2015 3:46:52 PM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies
    Free Republic ^ | October 25, 2001 | "60 Second Activist"
    Dear Richard Meek, Here is today's Sixty Second Activist ACTION ITEM: ISSUE: Hillary Rodham Clinton has been trying for years to give government more control over children. Critics say the efforts undermine parental authority. Now, conservatives suspect Sen. Clinton may be hitching her political ambitions to still another "wagon." Citing her concern for the health needs of children amid the threat of bioterrorism, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., recently introduced legislation that would establish a new task force and preparations for an attack in which children are affected.[snip]ohn Paulton, of Focus on the Family, is suspicious of the New York...
  • 57% Think Hillary Clinton Likely To Win in 2016

    04/15/2015 8:29:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Most voters think Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States even though they have very mixed feelings about her. To see survey question wording (click here)
  • Loretta Lynch supporters stage hunger strike to urge confirmation

    04/15/2015 8:07:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2015 | Seung Min Kim
    Loretta Lynch is still waiting to be confirmed as attorney general, and her allies are hoping a hunger strike will do the trick. The advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, along with female civil-rights leaders, are launching the hunger strike – where groups of fasters will alternate days abstaining from food until Lynch is confirmed to replace Eric Holder at the Justice Department. Dubbed “Confirm Loretta Lynch Fast,” the new tactic is designed in the mold of civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Cesar Chavez, organizers said.
  • Bloomberg falls for fake Nancy Reagan report

    04/12/2015 12:45:28 PM PDT · by yoe · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | April 10, 2015 | HADAS GOLD
    Bloomberg Politics published a report about Nancy Reagan based off of fake news site NationalReport.net The piece, headlined "Nancy Reagan gives her endorsement to... Hillary Clinton," quoted a supposed "Drudge Report" saying that the former first lady told the History Channel series "First Ladies In Their Own Words" that it's time for a female president. [snip} The problem is: Reagan never said such a thing and the series was actually on C-SPAN, not The History Channel. The report seems to have come from (series was actually on C-SPAN, not The History Channel. The report seems to have come from NationalReport.net),...
  • The Alinsky Way of Governing

    04/10/2015 10:39:54 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 10, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    My School of Public Policy colleague (and top statewide GOP vote-getter in California last November) Pete Peterson has a nice piece in today’s Wall Street Journal on (The Alinsky Way of Governing) that details the degrading effect Alinskyist politics is having on today’s generation of liberals. (Keep in mind that Hillary Clinton wrote her senior thesis at Wellesley on the greatness of Alinsky.) Since the article is behind the Journal‘s paywall, a couple of excerpts: Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, recently caused a stir by sending letters to seven university presidents seeking...
  • Decoding the Obama Doctrine

    04/07/2015 8:42:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | April 6, 2915 | Daniel Pipes
    (James Jeffrey), Barack Obama's former ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Iraq, has this to say about the administration's current record in the Middle East: "We're in a goddamn free fall." Count the mistakes: Helping overthrow Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, leading to anarchy and civil war. Pressuring Husni Mubarak of Egypt to resign, then backing the Muslim Brotherhood, leading now-president Sisi to turn toward Moscow. Alienating Washington's most stalwart ally in the region, the Government of Israel. Dismissing ISIS as ( "junior varsity") just before it seized major cities. Hailing (Yeman) as a counterterrorism success just before its government was overthrown....
  • Striking Analogy

    04/06/2015 1:33:58 PM PDT · by yoe · 6 replies
    Political Plaza ^ | April 6, 2915 | Retired UAL Capt.
    Striking Analogy From a former Navy fighter pilot and a retired UAL Captain ........ We are all flying on the Germanwings plane, with a twisted pilot at the controls. Will we just wait, and assume the "Crash Position"? The 'real' pilot was locked out of the cockpit. That set of circumstances finally revealed the full horror of the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit, then locked the door to prevent his re-entry. Then Lubitz, for reasons unknown and perhaps unknowable, deliberately steered the jet into a harrowing 8-minute plunge ending...
  • Feds won't pursue contempt charges against Lerner for not testifying before House

    04/02/2015 7:40:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 1, 2015 | Staff
    video: The Justice Department has declined to pursue contempt of Congress charges against Lois Lerner for refusing to testify about her role at the IRS in the targeting of conservative groups. The department announced the decision in a letter Tuesday to House Speaker John Boehner, whose Republican-controlled chamber made the request to prosecute, after holding Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify at committee hearings. "Once again, the Obama administration has tried to sweep IRS targeting of taxpayers for their political beliefs under the rug,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told FoxNews.com.
  • Obama Was Hand-Picked & NOT a Natural Born Citizen - Congress Knew It & Protected Him

    03/31/2015 9:38:45 AM PDT · by yoe · 157 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dean Garrison
    The further I travel down this rabbit hole, the more I feel divorced from the good conservative people that I choose to call my own. I hold some stories back from our readers. My thought is that people have a hard enough time embracing the basic fact that our government is ( corrupt on both sides of the aisle.) If you knew how corrupt I thought these people really were, I feel like you'd rush to the phone and soon bad men would show up to haul me off in a straitjacket.Do they still do that? Regardless, today I want...
  • Has Obama Inadvertently Brokered a Middle East Alliance

    03/31/2015 8:36:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies
    Back in 2013 the London’s Sunday Times reported that “Israel and Saudi Arabia were working together to bring down Iran’s nuclear activities.’ Clearly, having a mutual interest in stopping the threat of a hegemonic and nuclear Iran has made the two unlikely allies.”[snip]Unlike the U.S., Israel isn’t interested in bogus and political coalition building that may later bind them to their enemies. They are more than willing to engage a common adversary without entanglement with the very Arab nations they also know to be their enemies. They evidently understand better than we the potential pitfalls of such fool hardy policy....
  • Clinton Camp Warns Us Not to Use Certain "Sexist" Words

    03/26/2015 11:55:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 85 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | March 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    he Clinton campaign has issued a list of words and terms to the Drive-By Media in the form of a threatening e-mail to a New York Times infobabe telling them, "These are the words you cannot use to describe Mrs. Clinton." One word that's not on the list is "cankles." I guess everybody in the media is free to use the word "cankles." ... [snip]Here are the words that the Hillary Clinton campaign sent out to the New York Times reporter Amy Chozick is telling her she can't use. "Polarizing." You may not use the word "polarizing" to describe Mrs....
  • Islam Bulldozes the Past

    03/20/2015 5:44:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 35 replies
    Daniel Pipes Middle East Forum ^ | March 20, 2015 | Daniel Pipes
    The recent bulldozing by the Islamic State (ISIS) of the ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra, and Korsabad, three of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural sites, is just this group latest round of assaults across the large area under its control. Since January 2014, the flamboyantly barbaric ISIS has blown up Shi'i mosques, bulldozed churches, pulverized shrines, and plundered museums. Worse, the ISIS record fits into an old and common pattern of destruction of historical artifacts by Muslims.[snip] In some cases, conquerors turn non-Islamic holy places into Islamic ones, thereby asserting the supremacy of Islam. This can be done by...
  • Ingraham: Jeb 'will lose' to Hillary

    03/19/2015 4:10:12 PM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2015 | Cameron Joseph 27686 212
    Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham declared that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush "will lose" if he's the GOP presidential nominee next year.Ingraham, who's long ragged on Bush for his positions on immigration reform, said he couldn't beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, because of his "Chamber of Commerce faux-conservative" views on her radio show Thursday morning.
  • Arizona sheriff acknowledges violating federal court orders

    03/18/2015 11:06:28 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 18, 2015 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on illegal immigration has acknowledged that he violated federal court orders in a racial profiling case. Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and top aide Jerry Sheridan said in papers filed late Tuesday that their clients agree they have committed civil contempt of court. They asked a judge to call off hearings next month to examine the violations. The judge would decide whether to cancel the hearings. Among the violations was a court order that barred Arpaio's deputies from detaining people based solely on the suspicion that they're in the country illegally. The...
  • Obama Admin Quietly Removes Iran and Hezbollah from “Terror List”

    03/18/2015 8:39:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 17, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Unlike the (Obama Administration's dealing with the United Arab Emirates) concerning the ( designation of the Council on America-Islamic Relations as a terrorist organization), the administration has rather quietly removed Iran and Hezbollah as terrorist threats to the United States. [snip] The unclassified version of the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities, (dated February 26, 2015 (PDF),) noted Iran's efforts to combat Sunni extremists, including those of the ultra-radical Islamic State group, who were perceived to constitute the preeminent terrorist threat to American interests worldwide.[snip] (Newsweek adds:)[snip] What's going on here? According to professor of political science at...
  • What Scott Walker Says Will Happen If ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ Isn’t Completely Stamped Out

    03/17/2015 10:12:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 15, 2 015 | Dave Urbanski
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took a shot at President Barack Obama in front of New Hampshire Republicans on Saturday, saying America needs a president who will speak in far stronger terms about its biggest threat. “We need a commander in chief in this country who stands up once and for all and says our biggest threat is radical Islamic terrorism,” Walker told a group of GOP activists, the (Journal Sentinel) in Milwaukee reported, “and we will do whatever it takes to weed that out anywhere in the world.” A potential candidate for the 2016 election, Walker added: “We need a...
  • Hillary Seems Tired, Not Hungry

    03/14/2015 7:21:03 AM PDT · by yoe · 51 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 13, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    Maybe we’re not stuck in Scandal Land. For a while I’ve assumed (Hillary Clinton) would run for her party’s nomination and be a formidable candidate in the general election. After Tuesday’s news conference I’m not so sure. [snip] Her claims—she stayed off the State Department email system for “convenience,” she thought “it would be easier to carry just one device,” her server “contains personal communications from my husband and me”—were so transparent, so quickly disprovable. Minutes later journalists were posting earlier statements in which she said she carries two devices, and The Wall Street Journal’s report saying Bill has sent...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Lies Start Unraveling the Obama Administration

    03/11/2015 9:27:51 AM PDT · by yoe · 43 replies
    Conservative Daily ^ | March 11, 2015
    Fellow Conservative, Yesterday, Hillary Clinton held a press conference at the United Nations to respond to allegations she broke the law by using a private email address to conduct official State Department business. As usual, Mrs. Clinton continued lying and only dug herself in deeper. Here’s the short of it: Hillary Clinton just admitted to deleting half of the emails she sent and received while Secretary of State and has refused to turn over her email server.
  • Obama: “We’re The Slaves Who Built The White House”

    03/09/2015 11:56:50 AM PDT · by yoe · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 7, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    "Look at our history. We are Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, pioneers who braved the unfamiliar, followed by a stampede of farmers and miners, and entrepreneurs and hucksters. That’s our spirit. That’s who we are.
  • Gates and Pearson Partner to Reap Tens of Millions from Common Core (a re-post)

    02/28/2015 11:07:18 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | November 25, 2014 | Nancy Thorner November 25, 2014
    Follow the money. It all ends up in the hands of a very few. Pearson Foundation is getting the contracts because of its partnership with the Bill Gates Foundation. Greed, secrecy, deceptions, and lies …. and to think Democrats accuse Republicans of the very things, while Democrats are the ones using government to get richer. The deceptions run very deep. It’s time for exposure.(The saga begins...) on one summer day in 2008, when Gene Wilhoit, director of a national group of state school chiefs, and David Coleman (known as the architect of Common Core), knowing they needed tens of millions...
  • Why Democrats Want a Clean Bill

    02/25/2015 1:05:42 PM PST · by yoe · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | Feburary 25. 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    [snip] RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. The president doesn't pass anything. But the judge's ruling was not on any of this. The judge's ruling had nothing to do with the merits of the case. The judge's ruling had to do with the fact that Obama had unilaterally acted here without engaging in a required public comment period where people could register their objection. This judge's ruling has nothing to do with whether Obama has the authority to do this or not. Anyway, I don't mean to be rude. I need to explain more to you because your thinking otherwise...
  • The Letter (NET NEUTRALITY)

    02/25/2015 11:30:15 AM PST · by yoe · 49 replies
    Dear Senators and Representatives: There is no doubt that the public wants real Net Neutrality. Right now, the Federal Communications Commission is on the brink of fixing a decade of bad policies and preventing ISPs from discriminating online. In short: Let the FCC do its job. By reclassifying Internet-access service under Title II of the Communications Act, the FCC can protect Internet users from online discrimination and blocking. Any other approach will fall short. Don't put the public in the slow lane. Protect real Net Neutrality now. Thank you,
  • NASA:Coverage of U.S. Spacewalk # 30

    02/25/2015 7:14:01 AM PST · by yoe · 1 replies
    NASA TV on Ustream ^ | February 25, 2015
    6 a.m., Wednesday, February 25 - Coverage of U.S. Spacewalk # 30 (Spacewalk scheduled to begin at 7:10 a.m. ET; Wilmore and Virts) (all channels)
  • SNUBBING ISRAEL: WH May Not Send Cabinet-Level Official to Largest Pro-Israel Gathering of Americans

    02/24/2015 9:03:45 AM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | February 24 2015
    And Obama definitely won’t be in attendance either. I wonder how many people they would send to a pro-Islam conference? The White House confirmed on Monday that President Barack Obama doesn’t plan to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s conference next week, held annually in Washington, D.C., and that no cabinet-level U.S. official is currently scheduled to make an appearance. The ‘largest gathering of America’s pro-Israel community,’ according to the confab’s organizations, AIPAC draws a crowd of roughly 14,000 attendees, many of whom are of Jewish heritage.[snip]The president is refusing to meet with Netanyahu during his visit so that...
  • White House Claims Amnesty Injunction Will Do "Irreparable Harm" To National Security

    02/23/2015 2:51:38 PM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feburary 23, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    The Department of Justice argued in (papers filled Monday), that the ability of the federal government to protect national security would be "irreparably harmed" if a federal judge did not lift his injunction blocking implementation of President Obama's executive amnesty program.,P.[snip] "To put it bluntly, the Department of Homeland Security was ready last week to begin taking the steps that would bring millions of people out of the shadows. [snip]Earnest did not explain why or when exactly the 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States suddenly became so much of a national security threat that the Department...
  • Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future (Grant Alert)

    02/20/2015 11:05:17 AM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    Yahoo Neews ^ | February 20, 2015 | LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEIN
    DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the size of the United States and half of Canada: Where did we come from? Are we alone in the universe? What's the fate of our warming planet? "It's a window out to the universe and in time," said Kelly Falkner, polar program chief for the U.S. National Science Foundation. For a dozen days in January, in the middle...
  • Foreign Government Gifts to Clinton Foundation on the Rise

    02/18/2015 10:31:14 AM PST · by yoe · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | February 17, 2015 | James V. Grimaldi And Rebecca Ballhaus
    The Clinton Foundation has dropped its self-imposed ban on collecting funds from foreign governments and is winning contributions at an accelerating rate, raising ethical questions as (Hillary) ramps up her expected bid for the presidency. Recent donors include the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany and a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline. In 2009, the Clinton Foundation stopped raising money from foreign governments after Mrs. Clinton became secretary of state. Former President Bill Clinton, who ran the foundation while his wife was at the State Department, agreed to the gift ban at the behest of...
  • Luis Gutierrez: ‘We Will Not Be Deterred’

    02/17/2015 9:56:39 AM PST · by yoe · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2015 | Tony Lee
    The morning after a federal judge halted President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) proclaimed that amnesty advocates will not be deterred. Gutierrez said he will continue to tell illegal immigrants to prepare to sign up for Obama’s executive amnesty. “We may be delayed, but we will not be deterred,” Gutierrez said in a Tuesday statement. “In our neighborhoods, this is about defending families and making sure that children who are U.S. citizens grow up with their parents. It is that simple. And there is a great deal of passion and determination in the fight to defend families....
  • Admiral James Lyons Makes Astounding Allegation About Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists - Obama

    02/14/2015 8:37:51 AM PST · by yoe · 95 replies
    Restoring Liberty ^ | Feburary 12, 2015 | Matthew Burke
    [Video]......Retired 4-Star U.S. Navy Admiral James Lyons, speaking at the National Press Club in January, says that under Obama’s guidance, the Obama Regime has been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood terrorism front group, saying that the radical anti-freedom organization has penetrated every U.S. security agency. Admiral Lyons said that “the transformation of America has been in full swing ever since 2008,” the year Obama was elected based upon his campaign promise to “fundamentally transform America.” Speaking about Obama’s refusal to attend the recent march in France, reportedly attended by more than 50 world leaders to condemn Islamic terrorism following the...
  • Senator probes Obama's Launder-gate 'cover-up'

    02/12/2015 7:32:33 AM PST · by yoe · 9 replies
    WND ^ | February 11, 2015 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee has opened an investigation he believes could threaten the confirmation of Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as attorney general, Loretta Lynch. After his staff quizzed (a whistleblower) provided by WND, the office of Sen. David Vitter, R-La., announced it is investigating why Lynch, in her capacity as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, allowed banking giant HSBC to avoid criminal prosecution of bank officers and other employees. HSBC paid a hefty fine, instead, for laundering uncounted billions of dollars of illegal drug and terrorist money through its U.S. bank...
  • Democratic wise man splits loyalties between Obama, Clinton

    02/10/2015 8:38:51 AM PST · by yoe · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 9, 2015 | JULIE PACE
    John Podesta built his reputation as a Democratic Party wise man by trying to salvage the second terms of two presidents. He's about to duck out of the White House to try to engineer the election of a third.[snip] While shepherding the president's climate change agenda and shaping his strategy for dealing with a Republican-led Congress, Podesta has also been involved in nearly every key conversation with Clinton on campaign hires and her nascent organization, as well as the timing of a formal announcement of her candidacy.
  • Susan Rice defends Obama’s foreign policy: U.S. not facing ‘existential’ threats

    02/06/2015 4:42:55 PM PST · by yoe · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 6, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said Friday that President Obama’s Washington critics often lack “perspective” and that the U.S. no longer faces threats akin to World War II. “Too often, what’s missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective. Yes, there is a lot going on. Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World War II or during the Cold War,” Ms. Rice said at the Brookings Institution in Washington, The Hill reported.
  • Top Black Dems to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/06/2015 12:57:03 PM PST · by yoe · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are lining up to skip a coming speech by the prime minister of Israel. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the CBC, said they won't attend Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech before Congress to protest Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to invite the prime minister without first consulting President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Butterfield said that move marked an "unprecedented overreach of the Speaker’s authority" that "goes beyond the traditions of his office." "It is baffling that Speaker Boehner, who...
  • Air Force has meltdown over name of Christ

    02/05/2015 2:01:33 PM PST · by yoe · 26 replies
    The Air Force Reserve Command is threatening to censor a report about a reservist and his family who spend their Christmas holidays each year on humanitarian trips – most recently visiting Guatemala and providing medical treatment for indigenous people. The threat is drawing outrage from the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, which has dispatched a letter to the military that not only is the article acceptable, to censor it would be to allow a “heckler’s veto” to control expression, “something that the Supreme Court has explicitly rejected.” (the article) features Senior Master Sgt. Larry Gallo, who with his wife, Yvonne,...
  • VOTE NO TO LORETTA LYNCH AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

    02/03/2015 8:05:59 AM PST · by yoe · 19 replies
    ActRight ^ | February 3, 2015 | Staff
    Supporter of Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion, supports illegal immigration and the NSA’s unconstitutional spying on American citizens -- Loretta Lynch -- Obama's Attorney General Nominee might be even worse than Eric Holder. On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General faced a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. During the hearing, Lynch admitted to signing onto a brief Planned Parenthood submitted in its legal battle to overturn the Congressional ban on partial-birth abortions. She called the National Security Agency’s collection of American phone records “certainly constitutional, and effective.” When asked who...
  • 2nd Amendment threatened in Obama's trade plans

    01/30/2015 9:26:21 AM PST · by yoe · 12 replies
    WND ^ | January 29, 2015 | Curtis Ellis
    UNITED NATIONS – Giving President Obama fast-track authority to conclude an international trade agreement is like playing Russian roulette with six bullets in the chamber, says one of America’s leading gun rights organizations. Gun Owners of America is blasting a congressional proposal that empowers Obama to unilaterally negotiate international agreements as “a ‘bait and switch’ scheme that could seriously impact the Second Amendment.” House and Senate committees are currently preparing to hand Obama so-called “fast-track” trade promotion authority. It would enable the president to unilaterally negotiate the TransPacific Partnership, a trade and global governance agreement with the U.S. and 11...