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  • Grassley: Rush to Confirm New Citizens Before Election Puts National Security at Risk

    09/23/2016 1:23:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday news broke Department of Homeland Security officials are encouraging employees to work expensive overtime hours to push through as many U.S. citizenship applications as possible before the November election. An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new “citizen voters” as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday. The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible “due to the...
  • German Politician Supports Arming Citizens to Defend Against Wave of Muslim Refugees!

    08/23/2016 8:04:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Tim Brown
    The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has had enough of her country being under attack by Muslim migrants that have been allowed to invade her country by Angela Merkel’s insane policies. Following violent attacks, some specifically sexual in nature, Frauke Petry backed the arming of the German people against the Muslims. Yahoo News reports:
  • Going Inside The Chicago Police Department’s ‘Strategic Subject List’

    06/02/2016 2:23:40 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 31, 2016
    Going Inside The Chicago Police Department’s ‘Strategic Subject List’ May 31, 2016 7:58 AM Audio CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago suffered through an especially bloody holiday weekend, with 69 people shot over the Memorial Day weekend, including six fatalities. Police said the vast majority of the victims were on a watchlist of sorts – what the department calls its “strategic subject list.” CBS 2’s Mai Martinez sat down with the Chicago Police Department’s top brass to talk about how the list works. The strategic subject list uses an algorithm to try to predict who is most likely to be involved in...
  • Small-town watchdogs search for misconduct, misspending

    06/02/2016 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Pollard · 9 replies
    They are the muckrakers of the farm fields, bloodhounds for small-town waste and corruption, self-appointed guardians of taxpayer money who comb through the books of municipal governments all across Illinois in search of misconduct and misspending. Kirk Allen and John Kraft call themselves the Edgar County Watchdogs. Others call them busybodies with too much time on their hands.
  • ‘Big Governments’ Immigration Game’ game its own citizens

    04/17/2016 8:09:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/17/16 | Judi McLeod
    The U.S. government and those in Canada and Europe are openly discriminating against their own populations Are governments of the day like those in the U.S., Britain, Canada, France, Germany and other European countries gaming the very populations they were elected to serve in what should be publicly identified as ‘Big Governments’ Immigration Game? While millions knock themselves out on the Internet, hurling insults at the enemy camp in the presidential election primaries, look what Big Government is doing in the U.S.: “The U.S. is aiding business start-ups—for illegal immigrants.” (Fox News, April 16, 2016) ... “It might come as...
  • Obama DHS Secretary: Illegal Aliens Are “In Effect” US Citizens

    03/29/2016 9:27:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 83 replies
    Gatewaypundit ^ | March 25 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told an audience today that illegal aliens are “not going away” and are “in effect” US citizens. And the DC elites wonder why Donald Trump is winning the Republican primary??? The Washington Examiner reported: The nation’s top immigration officer said that the “11 million” undocumented aliens in the United States are “not going away,” are “in effect” citizens, and added that deporting the few the administration wants out is unpleasant. Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, told Harvard University students this week that the administration is focused on its plan to integrate illegals...
  • Obama Admin Funds Blitz To Naturalize Anti-Trump Voters

    03/29/2016 8:34:19 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/28/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Obama administration is supporting several non-profit groups — with federal funding through a major White House initiative — that are part of an organized effort aimed at converting green-card holders into U.S. citizens in order to vote against Donald Trump, ... Through an initiative called Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative, which the White House formed in April 2014, the administration has partnered with the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), an immigration rights umbrella organization that has denounced Trump’s “hateful rhetoric.” In a recent post to its Facebook page, NPNA asserted that green-card holders “have the potential to...
  • Will the Dems let Cruz, born in Canada to a Cuban father, be Hillary's opponent?

    03/11/2016 4:42:18 AM PST · by chrisnj · 85 replies
    self | 3/11/2016 | chrisnj
    Will the Dems let Cruz, born in Canada to a Cuban father, be Hillary's opponent in the General election?
  • Gingrich says Mozilla ousting just the 'most open, blatant example of the new fascism'

    04/07/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 50 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    Newt Gingrich laid it out perfectly on Sunday. The forced ouster of Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich this week was a sign of the "new fascism" of liberalism that's sweeping American life. "People need to realize, if you're a young faculty member, in a lot of places if you're a young member of a news department and you have the wrong views – meaning conservative – you have no career," Gingrich said on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism, which says, 'if you don't agree with us...
  • A liberal majority could void 'Citizens' ruling.

    02/22/2016 8:28:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 02.22.16 | Tony Mauro
    Democratic presidential candidates made a battle cry out of reversing the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision long before the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. As a consequence of Scalia's death on Feb. 13, will Democrats get their wish? Campaign-finance experts on both sides agree that Scalia's death leaves the 5-4 ruling vulnerable if he is replaced by a nominee of President Barack Obama or a future Democratic president. Both of Obama's previous appointees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, dissented from the decision. Scalia was an enthusiastic member of the majority. "Citizens United is undoubtedly the recent precedent that would...
  • Experts: Oregon standoff may be small, but it’s just the tip of a growing militia iceberg

    01/08/2016 6:33:36 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    The seizure of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon by armed anti-government extremists has attracted national attention and raised questions about whether the takeover is a powder keg about to blow. But experts who monitor the anti-government movement say an even greater concern is lurking behind the confrontation that erupted Saturday at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the high desert of eastern Oregon. The militia movement, they say, is in the midst of a massive growth spurt at levels even greater than in the early 1990s after the Waco, Texas, standoff and the siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. It...
  • Public College (University of Maryland) Insists Illegals Be Referred To As 'Citizens'

    12/12/2015 9:42:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as "undocumented citizens." The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school's "Inclusive Language Campaign," which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.
  • Why do Progressives think Non-Citizen even have American rights? ~ Vanity

    12/11/2015 5:06:54 PM PST · by GraceG · 38 replies
    GraceG
    The one thing about the hornet's nest in the media that Trump kicked over the other day was the whole idea that it was somehow wrong to ask an incoming immigrant about their religious affiliation. But I ask you all, why did all the progressives either the republicans or the democrat progressives all while and moan like stuck little piggies about this issue. They seem to come from the perspective that the rights protected in Constitution extend to everyone everywhere in the world. This is absurd, plain outright absurd and dangerous. Their interpretation of "Protected American Rights" would then mean...
  • Sheriff Joe deputizes armed Americans for war on terror: "I'm concerned about what’s going on"

    12/03/2015 12:41:30 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 12/3/15 | World Tribune
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is calling on Arizona's 250,000 concealed weapons permit holders to fight terrorism in the homeland. On Dec. 1, one day before 14 died in a San Bernadino, California massacre involving 28-year-old Syed Farook, the man known as the "toughest sheriff in America" said he could not guarantee the public's safety and said legally armed citizens should take matters into their own hands if necessary. "I'm just talking about the areas where you have large crowds and someone pulls out the gun and starts shooting. Maybe somebody with a concealed weapon takes the guy down," the Maricopa County...
  • We should definitely challenge Ted Cruz's citizenship if he is elected president

    11/28/2015 8:27:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been rising in the polls of late, not only in Iowa, but nationally as well. (And high time, if you ask me.) It’s far too soon to declare him a resident of the top tier aside Trump with so few samples, but the prospect of his being a serious contender for the nomination can’t be discounted. And if he wins the Party’s endorsement, he may be in fine shape to take on Hillary Clinton and then be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. So then what? Well, at least according to...
  • Trump’s VP Choice and Eligibility

    11/18/2015 7:29:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/15 | Nelson Hultberg
    The anti-eligibility case against Cruz is a non-starter Patriots of America endorse Donald Trump for President. He transcends all other candidates. But if he wins the GOP nomination, an important question will be his running mate. What if Trump picks Ted Cruz for second spot on the ticket? Conservatives need to get united on this because it’s a distinct possibility. Nominees often choose one of their strongest challengers especially if they come from a state with lots of electoral votes. Cruz is from Texas (38 electoral votes). Trump is from New York (29 electoral votes). Only California has more votes...
  • don’t worry about people

    09/04/2015 6:31:54 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    A lady has decided for giving herself a special treat on her Seventeenth birthday by staying overnight in a very expensive & magnificent hotel. Next morning, The Desk clerk handed her a bill of $250. She insisted to know about Highly charged bill "I accept it's a good hotel, but the rooms aren't worth $250..00 for just staying for one night - I didn't even have breakfast!" The Desk clerk told her that Two-Hundred-and-Fifty Dollars is the 'standard rate,' and breakfast had been included had she wanted it. She insisted on Communicating to the Manager. The Manager appeared and, informed...
  • On this "Natural Born Citizen" Issue, Part 1: From Alexander Hamilton to Lynch v. Clarke

    08/20/2015 10:00:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 46 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/21/2012 | Jake (Iron Chapman)
    The New York Court of Chancery case Lynch v. Clarke (and Lynch) (Bernard Lynch v. John Clarke and Julia Lynch) from 1844 is one of the most prescient and important cases dealing with the matter ... The official report of the case describes ... the circumstances behind the case and of Julia's birth: Her parents were British subjects domiciled in Ireland. They came to this country in 1815, remained till the summer of 1819, and then returned to Ireland. Julia was born in the city of New York, in the spring of 1819. Her parents took her with them on...
  • Army Says Armed Citizens Are “Security Threat” At Recruiting Stations

    07/23/2015 6:15:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/22/15 | Michael Strickland
    As private citizens stand guard at military recruiting centers across the nation, the Army has released a warning to its personnel and recruits, stating that armed citizens should be treated as a “security threat”. Travis Tritten of Stars & Stripes reports: The Army has warned its recruiters to treat the gun-toting civilians gathering at centers across the country in the wake of the Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting as a security threat. Soldiers should avoid anyone standing outside the recruiting centers attempting to offer protection and report them to local law enforcement and the command if they feel threatened, according to a...
  • New citizens can skip pledge to take up arms and defend the US

    07/22/2015 8:16:12 AM PDT · by dware · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.21.2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday said it will no longer require incoming U.S. citizens to pledge that they will "bear arms on behalf of the United States" or "perform noncombatant service" in the Armed Forces as part of the naturalization process. Those lines are in the Oath of Allegiance that people recite as they become U.S. citizens. But USCIS said people "may" be able to exclude those phrases for reasons related to religion or if they have a conscientious objection.
  • Trumpus Interruptus -- Will Trump Pullout of Presidential Run, Again?

    07/07/2015 12:39:28 AM PDT · by STE=Q · 37 replies
    07-07-2015 | STE=Q
    Is "The Donald" in for the long hall, or is he going to "Pull Out" at the last minute -- like he has done so many times before? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/may/16/donald-trump-us-presidential-race I don't think he has demonstrated that he is in for the long haul. Therefore I have taken the liberty to give him the handle of Trumpus Interruptus! I confess that I was excited (as was his collective base) when he announced in 2012 that he was considering a run for the republican nomination for President of the United States. I was thus willing to overlook the fact that he was...
  • Saudi Arabia warns citizens against sharing 'faked' documents after Wikileaks release

    06/20/2015 9:08:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Saudi Arabia on Saturday urged its citizens not to distribute "documents that might be faked" in an apparent response to WikiLeaks' publication on Friday of more than 60,000 documents it says are secret Saudi diplomatic communications. The statement, made by the Foreign Ministry on its Twitter account, did not directly deny the documents' authenticity. The released documents, which WikiLeaks said were embassy communications, emails between diplomats and reports from other state bodies, include discussions of Saudi Arabia's position regarding regional issues and efforts to influence media. Saturday's statement is the only official government response since the release, which WikiLeaks says...
  • An Amendment to Restrict the Privilege of Voting

    06/10/2015 7:30:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/15 | JIM ONEILL
    Is there any way to delouse America—to rid it of the parasitic infestation that is sucking America’s life blood away—killing the host while feeding on it? By “parasitic infestation” I mean the myriad parasites who feed off of America’s largesse and blessings without any thought of gratitude or recompense. Across the board I see arrogant entitlement attitudes exhibited among the very poor through the very rich—a supercilious self-centered gimme-gimme-gimme narcissistic moral squalor that affects all economic levels. “Is there anything that can be done to salvage the USA?” In addition I see much social injustice. It is socially unjust that...
  • European Police: Gun Control Not Working, Jihadists Have Us Outgunned

    01/30/2015 1:09:49 PM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/30/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Police armed with pistols in heavily gun-controlled European countries are realizing a hard lesson fast–jihadists with no respect for the law are side-stepping gun control and stockpiling weapons that will give them the upper hand in confrontations with officers. Europol chief of staff Brian Donald says there were two “large seizures” of firearms–particularly “assault weapons”–over the last two weeks and more seizures are expected as investigations and tracking continues.
  • University Students Sign Petition to Deport Citizens [satire]

    12/22/2014 9:30:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Two-thirds of the George Washington University students who were asked to sign a petition calling for Americans to be deported in order to make room for illegal immigrants to reside in the country did so. “The ones we’ve labeled as ‘illegal immigrants’ have just as much right to be here as anyone,” said political science major Adelle Pated. “I mean, as a nation of immigrants, the recent arrivals are probably more representative of what this country is all about than the people born here.” “Deporting anti-social segments of the citizenry to balance out the population flow makes ecological sense,” contended...
  • Trading U.S. Citizens for Illegals

    12/21/2014 8:00:41 AM PST · by 7thson · 2 replies
    While watching Fox and Friends yesterday morning, there was a story about asking college kids if they would be okay with trading U.S. citizens for illegals. Naturally, most of them agreed with that. However, turning to my wife I said I would be okay with that if I could pick who to trade. Holder for an hard working Mexican. Sharpton for a hard working Mexican. And then I came up with this idea. I would trade Obama, his family, his cabinet, and his entire White House staff for just one hard working Mexican. The Mexican government probably would not do...
  • Citizens United Wins At The 10th Circuit Court Of Appeals

    10/27/2014 8:54:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington, DC – Citizens United won at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals today in Citizens United v. Gessler. Earlier this month, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Citizens United in its emergency injunction. Today the 10th Circuit rebuked the lower Court’s ruling, and found that Citizens United's latest documentary Rocky Mountain Heist is constitutionally protected speech. This eye-opening documentary about the liberal takeover of once-Red Colorado was released after the emergency injunction was granted. “The 10th Circuit once again embraced the First Amendment today with its ruling in favor of Citizens United,” said David N....
  • FBI Chief: Citizens Should Be 'Deeply Skeptical' of Government

    10/12/2014 1:05:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    News Max ^ | 08/11/14 | Todd Beamon
    Americans should be "deeply skeptical" of government power, says FBI Director James Comey, adding that law enforcement should be able to access someone's telephone only with a court order, "I believe that Americans should be deeply skeptical of government power," Comey told CBS News' Scott Pelley in an interview for "60 Minutes" that will air on Sunday. "You cannot trust people in power. "The Founders knew that," he said. "That’s why they divided power among three branches, to set interest against interest." Comey, 53, who became FBI chief in September 2013, cautioned that courts must grant law-enforcement agencies permission to...
  • Protest Obama's Texas Rio Grande Valley Border Crisis and Illegal Alien Invasion of America

    07/20/2014 2:49:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Calling all citizens and patriots! Protest Obama's lawlessness on the border! Prepare to defend the border, repel invaders!! Obama's continuing lawlessness is totally out of control and is now threatening our very existence as a free Republic. Not only is he not securing the border, he's doing the exact opposite. They tried getting a "Dream Act" through the congress to give amnesty to young illegal aliens, but it was rejected by the representatives of we the people in congress, so the president has unconstitutionally "passed" his own "Dream Act" and is now enforcing it rather than the immigration laws legally...
  • SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad Against Illegal Immigration Protesters

    07/06/2014 1:20:05 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 50 replies
    Breibart ^ | July 6, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes it to the housing facility. Jeremy Oliver, a resident of Temecula, California--a town that neighbors Murrieta--told Breitbart Texas that local police officers warned the protesters that "it's going to get ugly." Oliver said, "The feds are pissed that they haven't been able to use this facility. Officers out there warned people that federal agents will be in Murrieta on Monday--they are going to get the next bus through no matter what. Riot gear and shields will be...
  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 320 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Ok, this is just the germination of the plan. We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama's lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!
  • The Forgotten Flag of the American Revolution and What It Means

    07/04/2014 7:53:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 7/4/2014 | Daniel Hannan
    We all know the story of American independence, don’t we? A rugged frontier people became increasingly tired of being ruled by a distant elite. A group calling themselves Patriots were especially unhappy about being taxed by a parliament in which they were unrepresented. When, in 1775, British Redcoats tried to repress them, a famous Patriot called Paul Revere rode through the night across eastern Massachusetts, crying “The British are coming!” The shots that were fired the next day began a war for independence which culminated the following year in the statehouse in Philadelphia, when George Washington and others, meeting under...
  • Foreign banks to report on Americans trying to evade taxes as US FACTA starts July 1

    07/02/2014 7:15:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) that allows banks worldwide to reveal information about their depositors, takes into effect on July 1. Under the new act all foreign banks are required to reports all offshore accounts of the US citizens. Banking centers like Switzerland and Luxembourg that agreed to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) will have to begin turning over account names and other data to US financial authorities so that they can tax unreported income. According to the Internal Revenue Service, US citizens will have fewer options to stash their cash offshore away from the...
  • Citizens United Moves to Block AG Demand for Donor Data

    06/19/2014 5:14:44 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 06/18/14 | Mark Hamblett
    Attorneys for the conservative advocacy group Citizens United pressed their claim Monday that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is violating the First Amendment by requiring the group to file a list of its confidential donors with the state. ICitizens United is asking Judge Sidney Stein to grant a preliminary injunction blocking Schneiderman from requiring it to file with his Charities Bureau the confidential donor list contained on Internal Revenue Service Schedule B. Lawyers for the group say that if Citizens United does not comply with Schneiderman's "unconstitutional" demand for the donor list, it risks prosecution for violating the ban on unregistered...
  • New federal database will track Americans' credit ratings, other financial information

    05/30/2014 5:48:55 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/30/2014 | Richard Pollock
    As many as 227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives -- including their Social Security numbers -- in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies. The Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau posted an April 16 Federal Register notice of an expansion of their joint National Mortgage Database Program to include personally identifiable information that reveals actual users, a reversal of previously stated policy. Sign Up for the Watchdog newsletter! FHFA will manage the database and share it with CFPB. A CFPB internal planning...
  • T.W. Shannon Receives Endorsement from Citizens United

    05/15/2014 1:38:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 13 replies
    TW Shannon ^ | 5/15/14 | TW Shannon
    LAWTON, OK (May 15, 2014) — The Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF), the affiliated PAC of Citizens United, issued the following statement today supporting conservative candidate T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma’s U.S. Senate Republican Primary.
  • Do Cops Want to Kill People?

    05/15/2014 10:34:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 179 replies
    LawOfficer ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Lt. Jim Glennon
    Critics lob pejoratives at cops to cynically drive traffic & prevent themselves from having to thinkI learned a lesson about human behavior years ago, both anecdotally and from my degree in psychology. That lesson is this: People, in order to make themselves feel superior, need to devalue, diminish and sometimes demonize others. Some believe this is the true purpose of gossip. I believe it’s true. Gossip is evident in families, exists among friends and colleagues, and is rampant within the political class. Words such as selfish, greedy, uncaring, racist and misogynist are regularly used to belittle others. Hell, even capitalist,...
  • Obama court nominee wrote memos justifying drone strikes on U.S. citizens

    05/08/2014 1:59:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/08/2014
    Harvard Law School scholar David Barron is an Obama administration nominee for a federal appeals court. He is also the author of government memos that make legal justifications for killing U.S. citizens overseas with drone strikes, which is why his selection to the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals has been delayed. The White House has agreed to allow lawmakers to review at least one of the drone memos after U.S. senators and the the American Civil Liberties Union expressed concerns, technology website Ars Technica reported Wednesday.
  • Bernie Sanders Versus Citizens United

    04/11/2014 10:46:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Nation ^ | John Nichols
    Citizens United is not just the default reference for US Supreme Court decisions—including the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling—that have ushered in a new era of corporate dominance of American elections. It’s the name of the conservative group that encouraged Chief Justice John Roberts and the most activist Court majority in American history to tear the heart out of what were already weak campaign finance laws. Citizens United still exists as an activist group that produces documentaries—ACLU: At War with America, Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration, Fire From the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative...
  • Eager Republicans rush for the grassroots

    04/10/2014 7:54:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jennifer Harper
    The timing is impeccable: A dozen famed conservatives with liberty, tradition and smaller government on their minds gather a mere 72 hours before Tax Day dawns. That would be the Freedom Summit on Saturday, a daylong showcase organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, staged in Manchester, the most bustling town in New Hampshire.
  • Administration Signing up Mexicans for Obamacare

    03/28/2014 7:01:35 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2014 | John Semmens
    While progress in inducing Americans to sign up for health insurance has been less than robust, The Obama Administration has been meeting with more success signing up Mexican nationals. Affordable Care Act “navigators” are reportedly conducting a vigorous “outreach program” at Mexican Consulates all over the US. Vice-President Joe Biden rejected contentions that this violates President Obama's promise that the ACA would cover only American citizens. “The people being signed up are American citizens in everything but name,” Biden insisted. “They reside in the United States. They have jobs or are receiving government benefits in the United States. And we...
  • Consumer bureau data-mining hundreds of millions of consumer credit card accounts, mortgages

    01/29/2014 10:15:43 AM PST · by Errant · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 29 January 2014 | Richard Pollock
    Officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are conducting a massive, NSA-esque data-mining project collecting account information on an estimated 991 million American credit card accounts. It was also learned at a Congressional hearing Tuesday that CFPB officials are working with the Federal Housing Finance Agency on a second data-mining effort, this one focused on the 53 million residential mortgages taken out by Americans since 1998.
  • US looks at ways to prevent spying on NSA spying

    01/28/2014 4:56:49 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-28-14 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    WASHINGTON—As the Obama administration considers ending the storage of millions of phone records by the National Security Agency, the government is quietly funding research to prevent eavesdroppers from seeing whom the U.S. is spying on, The Associated Press has learned. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has paid at least five research teams across the country to develop a system for high-volume, encrypted searches of electronic records kept outside the government's possession. The project is among several ideas that could allow the government to store Americans' phone records with phone companies or a third-party organization, but still search...
  • Mike Davis = British Soldier talking about deploying to US to Washington State and Canada Border to

    08/07/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Crisis of Reality ^ | 8//7/13 | Mike Davis
    Audio at link. Have tin foil hat at the ready.
  • State Dept. urges US citizens to leave Yemen

    08/06/2013 3:20:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 8/6/2013
    The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following the threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa. The department said in a travel warning that it had ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen "due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks" and said U.S. citizens in Yemen should leave immediately because of an "extremely high" security threat level. "As staff levels at the Embassy are restricted, our ability to assist U.S. citizens in an...
  • US warns citizens to leave Yemen amid terror alert

    08/06/2013 1:47:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 August 2013
    The US State Department has ordered citizens and non-emergency government staff to leave Yemen "immediately" due to security threats. --SNIP-- The BBC's Abdullah Ghorab, in Sanaa, says the Yemeni capital has been experiencing unprecedented security measures, with hundreds of armoured military vehicles deployed to secure the presidential palace, vital infrastructural buildings and Westerns embassies in the capital. Our correspondent says that a security source confirmed Yemeni intelligence services had discovered that tens of al-Qaeda members had arrived in Sanaa over the past few days from other regions in preparation for the implementation of a large plot. The source described the...
  • Wall-E-Like Farming Robots Could Replace Undocumented Workers and Save the US Billions

    06/28/2013 7:11:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    Gizmoto.com ^ | Andrew Tarantola
    Wall-E-Like Farming Robots Could Replace Undocumented Workers and Save the US Billions Despite advancements in mechanization within US agriculture, some menial jobs are still best left to human workers. Problem is, federal crackdowns on undocumented laborers have decimated that workforce. The Harvester automaton could provide a cheap, readily available labor force without the threat of raids by the INS. The US agriculture industry is worth about $300 billion annually—half from livestock production, the other half from crops. However, some of the most basic jobs in this industry still have to be performed by people. Jobs like offloading potted plants from...
  • Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens?

    04/04/2013 6:03:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    The Obama administration is openly escalating its campaign against private gun ownership, and shaking up the top ranks of the military command structure -- but is it also preparing to make war on the American population? According to a person identified as a former senior military official, the answer to that shocking question is yes. World-renowned educator and human rights activist Jim Garrow says that the source, man regarded as "one of America's foremost military heroes," told him that President Obama is using a new litmus test for "determining who will stay and who must go" among top-ranked military leaders....
  • On The Relative Size Of The Police And The Civilian Firearms Markets

    02/23/2013 7:05:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 20 February, 2012 | Stranger
    During 2012, Americans purchased more than 18,500,000 new and used firearms. From all appearances, more than 11,000,000 (eleven million) of those guns were new. The total number of guns sold to the police and the military is less certain, but some things can be inferred. To begin with, there are approximately 800,000 police officers. If their guns are replaced every ten years, that is a total of 80,000 guns a year. If you add other municipal employees who regularly carry, such as animal control officers and some inspectors, you have a potential market of 100,000 guns a year. Civilian market...
  • Cops vs. Joe Six Pack...who's more qualified

    01/25/2013 8:58:18 AM PST · by qaz123 · 39 replies
    25Jan13 | qaz123
    Just putting something out there to the the folks of FR, who tend to be a bit smarter than your average Joe. And to all the folks that have a tendency to start the whole, "all you cop bashers suck", try to be fair. I've in law enforcement for over 15 years. I believe strongly in the 2nd Amendment. I also do not think I am any smarter, responsible or skilled than any other gun owner who has taken the time to train and know their weapon. Anywho..... Here's my question: Why is it, that active and retired law enforcement...