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  • SHOCKER: Media takes Glenn’s comments about Ted Cruz completely out of context

    05/05/2015 3:31:26 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 1 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | May 4, 2015 at 9:51 PM EDT Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2015/05/04/shocker-media-takes-glenns-c | Glenn Beck
    There is still a long way to go until the 2016 election. On radio, we talked about the real possibility that twelve (and maybe as many as fifteen) different candidates could wind up running for the Republican nomination. We’re going to learn a lot about each of them through the process, but in the meantime, we can continue to endlessly speculate about how each one will handle certain hypothetical situations. Who is the best communicator? Who is the best on policy? Who can raise the money? What are the particular candidates strong points, and what are their weak points? If...
  • If Everybody Likes You, You're Doing Something Wrong

    05/04/2015 9:30:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 5, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Do you know how to get lots of people to hate you in America? In the age when people seem to bend over backwards to let you know that they’re offended, it’s actually pretty easy. You just need to be successful at anything or you can try to be successful at anything or you can even tell OTHER PEOPLE that they CAN BE successful. Having money will also definitely do it. So will being white, male, Christian, conservative or Republican. For that matter, all you really need to do is have an opinion of some sort and somebody who holds...
  • Ted Cruz, Washington outsider and proud

    05/04/2015 7:16:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 28, 2015, 4:17 PM | REENA FLORES
    Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is glad he isn't a part of the nation's political elite."You may have heard I'm not exactly the most popular person with congressional leadership," the cheerful Texas senator said Friday to a group of conservative business leaders.Cruz, the first major Republican to officially declare his candidacy for the White House, said that because of his role in the 2013 government shutdown over Obamacare he wasn't well-liked among the party's heads. And as a result, campaign donations dried up. "Checks from Washington, D.C., went to zero because that's the way they impose discipline," he said. "I have...
  • Paul Weighs in on Cruz Effort to Block D.C. Law

    05/04/2015 5:55:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4:34 p.m. on May 4 | Bridget Bowman
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has weighed in on Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to strike down a District of Columbia law aimed at combating workplace discrimination, seemingly supporting Cruz’s effort.Last week, the House voted to block the District’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act and the Texas Republican urged the Senate to take similar action. Paul appears to support the effort to block the law, which conservatives said could violate religious freedom.“Sen. Paul has always been strongly opposed to the government usurping the constitutional rights of American citizens, and will continue to fight to preserve our nation’s religious freedom,” a Paul spokesperson...
  • Why events like the Mohammad Cartoon Contest are important

    05/04/2015 5:00:26 PM PDT · by upchuck · 16 replies
    newsmachete ^ | 5/4/2015
    By now you've heard about the two shooters who attacked the Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. They shot one guard and then were killed themselves. The raging debate is: is the contest an important demonstration of free speech, or a needless provocation against the Muslim religion? After all, we wouldn't defend a contest that made fun of Christianity, or a contest that made fun of Judaism, would we? In actuality, of course, Christianity and Judaism are ridiculed non-stop, 24/7. Movies, books, and the media portray Christians as nutjobs, perverts, and radicals. Anti-Semitism loosely disguised as anti-Israel rhetoric has...
  • High court on verge of destroying the family

    05/04/2015 4:30:50 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 24 replies
    WND ^ | 5/3/15 | Dr. James Dobson
    (Editor’s note: Dr. Dobson has prepared this letter for the constituents of his ministry, Family Talk. It is being shared here before being widely disseminated.) Dear Friends, May I urge you to read this letter carefully? It has been written with a fervent prayer that you will recognize the urgency it conveys. It deals with a decision that is about to be announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing with the definition of marriage. In late June or early July, the justices will reveal their decision to either affirm the definition of marriage as being exclusively between one man and...
  • The Moral of Caesar [The Republic Was Dead Already]

    05/04/2015 3:59:48 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 17 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | May 2015 | Roger Kimball
    Caesar's death was more than the end of an extraordinary life; it was the end of an era. Karl Theodor von Piloty, The Murder of Caesar (1865), oil on canvas “No country was ever saved by good men,” Horace Walpole once observed, “because good men will not go to the length that may be necessary.” I thought often of Walpole’s remark while reading Barry Strauss’s thrilling account of the assassination of Julius Caesar, which is full of robust men going to incarnadine lengths. [snip] I have always been slightly puzzled about what exactly Caesar did to rouse the murderous fury...
  • CAIR: We Condemn The Terror Attack In Texas, But Pamela Geller Totally Had It Coming

    05/04/2015 2:30:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    The Council on American Islamic Relations, better known as CAIR, has issued a statement about the terror attack last night in Texas during a Muhammed Cartoon Exhibit. They're also partially blaming the organizers of the event for the violence and are equating them with the terrorists who carried out the attack. (bolding is mine) "We condemn yesterday's attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, without reservation. "We also reiterate our view that violence in response to anti-Islam programs like the one in Garland is more insulting to our faith than any cartoon, however defamatory. Bigoted speech can never...
  • Cartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoric

    05/04/2015 2:27:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2015 | MEGHAN BARR
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files." WHO IS PAMELA GELLER? Geller, 56, is head of an organization called the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Through websites, books, ad campaigns and public events, Geller has been warning for years that Islam threatens to destroy the U.S.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 4, 2015

    05/04/2015 2:13:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 4, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Climate drives 'new era' in Arctic Ocean

    05/04/2015 2:11:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 4, 2015 | by David Shukman
    Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists. A switch from a permanent cover of thick ice will have far-reaching implications, they say. The Norwegian Polar Institute has been mounting an expedition to the Arctic Ocean during the year's coldest months. The director of the institute, Jan-Gunnar Wanker, said that measuring what happens in the winter was vital to improving scenarios for future climate change. "A new era has entered, we are going from old ice to young ice, thinner ice and the climate models...
  • Trigger Warning: College Kids Are Human Veal

    05/04/2015 1:07:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 30, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Every time we seem to have reached peak insanity when it comes to the intellectually constipated and socially stultifying atmosphere on today’s college campuses, some new story manages to reveal vast new and untapped reservoirs of ridiculousness. In a world of trigger warnings, microaggressions, and official apologies featuring misgendered pronouns that start a whole new round of accusations, wonders never cease. So when ’60s-radical-turned-Reagan-fanboy David Horowitz shows up at University of North Carolina to equate Islam with terrorism for the thousandth time, the student body gets the vapors, tries to shut him down, and creates the hashtag #notsafeUNC. When a...
  • Abbott: Garland Shooting Strikes At Heart Of First Amendment

    05/04/2015 1:00:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KERA-TV ^ | May 4, 2015 | Patrick Svitek Terri Langford and Alana Rocha, The Texas Tribune
    Texas' elected officials treaded carefully Monday as they reacted to a shooting on Sunday in Garland that left two gunmen dead outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Some called it an attack on free speech, while others simply thanked law enforcement and said they were monitoring the situation. Speaking with reporters Monday morning, Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting a "heinous crime" that struck at the heart of the First Amendment. He added he would not feel differently if the shooting had happened in connection with an event mocking Christianity. "What Christians believe is we need to...
  • TRUMP: ‘PAMELA GELLER IS JUST TAUNTING THEM’

    05/04/2015 1:00:09 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 86 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 5/4/2015 | Right Scoop
    This morning on Fox and Friends, Donald Trump asked if there isn’t some less provocative way for Pamela Geller to make her point without ‘taunting them’, saying that’s what she’s doing. Idiot.
  • Watchdog: Team Clinton broke ethics rules meeting with Senate Democrats

    05/04/2015 12:46:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-4-15 | Paul Bedard
    A taxpayer watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into meetings between Hillary Clinton's team and key Senate Democrats inside official Senate offices where political activities are barred. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust has asked the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to probe the "apparent breach of ethics rules" stemming from an April 21 Clinton strategy session in a room just off the Senate floor. The group said that the rules need to be reinforced because it appears that "ongoing" strategy sessions are planned between the Democratic frontrunner and Senate supporters. "The taxpayers expect and deserve that...
  • Supreme Court grandstands on marriage by embracing cognitive dissonance

    05/04/2015 12:37:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-4-15 | Steve Deace
    Two years ago, a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled it was a terrible thing for the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage to all 50 states. Despite the fact it was done lawfully via a bill passed through both houses of Congress, and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Two years later, the same five justices who made up that majority are poised to reverse themselves, and say it's perfectly fine for the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage to all 50 states. Provided it's done so unlawfully by judicial fiat...
  • 'Freedom to worship' – Obama's next bait & switch [Rev 13]

    05/04/2015 11:48:25 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/2/2015 | BOB UNRUH
    Early in President Obama’s tenure in the White House, Catholic Online and other media outlets reported what appeared to be a deliberate attack on the Constitution’s “freedom of religion” protections. The report noted a crucial change in Obama’s language between his June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt, where he spoke of a Muslim America and its “freedom of religion,” to the November 2009 memorial for the Fort Hood soldiers gunned down by a radical Muslim, where he termed it “freedom of worship.” From that point on, “freedom of worship” has become the term of choice, the report said. Now, the...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 4-8, 2015

    05/04/2015 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | May 4-8, 2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • Populist opposites: On Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz

    05/04/2015 11:36:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: Today’s question. Who is more populist – Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz? Bernie, right?I mean his campaign is all about – all about – wealth and income inequality and breaking up the incredible concentration of American wealth in the hands of a tiny few. He’s so far left in the Democratic Party that he’s not even actually a member of the Democratic Party. At a time when Democrats are afraid of being called “liberal,” he’s proud to call himself a socialist. He’s running against the Koch Brothers and Cruz is a creature of the Kochs. So, no...
  • In U.S. Schools, Undocumented Youths Strive to Adjust

    05/04/2015 11:15:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Education Week ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Corey Mitchell
    Washington -- Kevin faced a traumatic journey to the United States in search of a better life. The 19-year-old undocumented immigrant from El Salvador faced yet another set of challenges when he arrived in the United States last year and enrolled in school. The teenager is one of 200 students enrolled in the first-year International Academy for English-language learners at the District of Columbia's Cardozo Education Campus, a school-within-a-school for students who arrived in the United States within the past 18 months. The struggles and successes of Cardozo's recently arrived students and English-learners provide a peek into the experiences of...
  • NYPD officer dies two days after being shot in the head

    05/04/2015 10:29:00 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/4/2015
    An NYPD police officer died Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, CBS News has confirmed. Officer Brian Moore, 25, had been in a medically-induced coma after undergoing surgery for what court papers described as "severe injuries to his skull and brain." District Attorney Richard Brown told The Associated Press on Sunday that Moore was "fighting for his life." He was removed from life support at 11:15 a.m. Monday. The suspect, 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell, was ordered held without bail Sunday after appearing in Queens Criminal Court. He did not enter...
  • GoFundMe drops campaign for Baltimore rioters after conservative complaints

    05/04/2015 10:22:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    GoFundMe removed a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of jailed Baltimore rioters Sunday, a day after conservatives began complaining about the effort. Greg Scott, vice president of media communications for Alliance Defending Freedom, said he first contacted the company Saturday about the rioters’ crowdfunding campaign. His Twitter posts decrying the campaign were picked up by conservative radio talk-show host Dana Loesch and Gateway Pundit blogger Jim Hoft. “We first started poking GFM yesterday by contacting the site directly and then via a series of tweets,” Mr. Scott said in a Sunday email. “The purpose has really been to either expose the...
  • Female SEALs get open door to combat - Full integration likely starts in 2016 Read more at

    05/04/2015 10:05:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 71 replies
    WND ^ | May 04, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Women who pass SEAL training will likely be able to participate in the same military missions as their male counterparts, beginning in 2016. The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command put out a report saying the physical standards currently demanded of SEAL trainees should not be lowered, but that women who meet these standards ought to be given the chance to head into combat, Fox News reported. The study will likely press Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to advance the cause for women in combat, with the effective date of January 2016, Fox said. Carter has opened up 20,000 new positions to...
  • Rick Santorum on Bruce Jenner: “If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman”

    05/04/2015 9:45:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Bloomberg; Chicago Sun-Times; Buzz-Feed Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Bloomberg's David Weigel, AllahPundit
    As with the “would you attend a gay wedding? question, I can’t tell how much I should be surprised by Republican pols’ answers to LGBT-themed questions anymore. Policy responses are easy: If you’re running for president, you oppose legalizing gay marriage and strongly, strongly support exceptions to antidiscrimination laws for business owners who refuse to cater gay weddings on religious grounds. Beyond that, once you stray from policy to personal relations with gay/transgender people, things get more complicated and unpredictable. (Which, actually, is why gay-rights activists encourage people to come out. Polls show that people who know someone who’s...
  • The Myth of the Socially Conservative Immigrant

    05/04/2015 9:30:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/04/2015 | by MARK KRIKORIAN
    You know how Jeb Bush and other immigration enthusiasts are always telling us how conservative immigrants are, how they’re more religious and traditionalist? Appealing to their supposed conservatism is the key, we are told, to getting their votes, if only we would embrace amnesty and mass legal immigration. There are two problems with this argument: First, there’s a pretty clear consensus that Latin American and Asian immigrants (who comprise 75 percent of all immigrants) and their U.S.-born children do not vote based on social issues, assigning them low priority. Second, immigrants are not particularly conservative. There is a mountain...
  • Is Gay Marriage a Trojan Horse Within the Military?

    05/04/2015 9:03:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/04/2015 | Lee Culpepper
    A stable of Trojan horses is pulling the president’s carriage toward the fundamental transformation of America. And the symbolism of the Greek pillars from the 2008 Democratic Convention seems to grow clearer than most of us want to acknowledge.The Supreme Court will soon rule on same-sex marriages, but the U.S. military has already received its marching orders. It’s just bizarre that a record number of senior officers have been dismissed for adultery and similar misconduct when the uncomfortable truth about same-sex marriage is that monogamous nuptials are not the objective. According to a 2010 article in the New York Times,...
  • Large Herbivores Will Be First To Go Extinct As Global Warming Increases

    05/04/2015 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Pioneer News ^ | May 2, 2015 | by Sergey Katin
    It turns out that one of the most immediate impacts of global warming may be the loss of large herbivores. Renowned professor William Ripple, of the College of Forestry with the Oregon Sate University, led a team of global wildlife ecologists to conduct an inclusive study researching data on the largest herbivores to walk our planet today. In response to the study, he says, “I expected that habitat change would be the main factor causing the endangerment of large herbivores. But surprisingly, the results show that the two main factors in herbivore declines are hunting by humans and habitat change....
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 4, 2015

    05/04/2015 8:05:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • US Supreme Court upholds ban on gay conversion therapy

    05/04/2015 7:49:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 45 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 05/04/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    The US Supreme Court on Monday left intact New Jersey's ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay children. The court declined to hear a challenge to the law, meaning that a September ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the ban is the final word on the matter. The appeals court said the ban, which Republican Governor Chris Christie signed into law in August 2013, did not violate the free speech or religious rights of counselors offering "gay conversion therapy" to convert homosexual minors into heterosexuals.
  • FDA to Crack Down on Home-based soap makers

    05/04/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 90 replies
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. The view of Sen. Feinstein and her corporate backers (listed below) is that the Personal Care Products Safety Act (Senate Bill S.1014) will make the world a safer place by scrutinizing “everything from shampoo and hair dye to deodorant and lotion.” She says the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act...
  • May Day Crowd Freaks Out Over Open Carrier

    05/04/2015 7:41:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5/3/2015 | Michael Strickland
    Amongst all the chaos in Seattle during Friday’s May Day riot, a man was seen walking through the crowd wearing a tactical vest with an SKS rifle slung over his shoulder. Identified as Shayne Butts, he tells reporters “I’m here to ensure peoples’ civil rights get respected, just the basics, First Amendment right to peacefully assemble, to free speech… I don’t like communism, but these people have a right to free speech.” He says the chamber was empty, but there were rounds in the magazines.
  • Dr. Ben arson tells TV station he'll seek Republican presidential nomination

    05/04/2015 7:35:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 05/3/2015
    Retired physician Ben Carson told a Florida television station on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. "I'm willing to be part of the equation and, therefore, I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America," Carson said in an interview with CBS affiliate WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Professional Golfer: Garland Shooters Were Exercising Their Second Amendment Rights

    05/04/2015 6:59:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 89 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | Alex Griswold
    PGA Tour golfer Bob Estes tweeted in response to the shooting outside a Garland, Texas “Draw Mohammad” event Sunday night that “Muslims may decide to exercise their [Second Amendment] rights” when others exercise their First Amendment rights.
  • New Video Shows Baltimore Prosecutor’s View of the Freddie Gray Case BEFORE Getting Police Report

    05/04/2015 6:56:32 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 3, 2015 | By Katie LaPotin
    Many have speculated that Marilyn Mosby, the chief prosecutor for the city of Baltimore, knew whether she was going to charge the six police officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray before receiving the official police report Thursday. Turns out they may have been right. Newly-surfaced video of Mosby speaking to a church group Tuesday morning shows her promising attendees that she will “pursue justice by any and all means necessary.”
  • Guns: The Difference Between Garland And Paris

    05/04/2015 6:53:08 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 5-3-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives. When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down — and the Daily Mail reported that the body of one was left lying the street while police searched for explosives. The difference between Garland and Paris can be summed up in one word: guns. (snip) BBC reported the Paris gunmen killed 12 in their attack on Charlie Hebdo headquarters; that number includes 8 Charlie Hebdo...
  • ISIS Comes To Texas – This Is War

    05/04/2015 6:51:47 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | May 4 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Now this is personal… Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) and Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch) are people I consider friends. I’ve known Pamela a long time. Geert Wilders has long been a man I have admired. And now ISIS has the gall to attack us on our own soil, in Texas no less! In the spirit of this attack and considering it is a declaration of war on American soil with ISIS, they can go pound sand. From my friends at IOTWReport.com: Last night in Garland, Texas at the “First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest,” which this site promoted, two armed...
  • Saul Alinsky, Climate Scientist

    05/04/2015 6:34:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | Anthony J. Sadar and JoAnn Truchan
    To Alinsky, the world and its history were all about revolution. Saul Alinsky radicals who are all about revolutionary change ("we are the ones we've been waiting for" kind of change) have now seized control of an issue that can more quickly bring about that change – "climate disruption," as expressed in community-organizer lingo. If Alinsky were alive today, he would likely fit right in with the current activist climate scientists. Alinsky would probably see that the challenge is to convince enough of the "Have-Nots" that their privation stems not just from racism, sexism, classism, and all the other social...
  • Hill and Bill can’t hide from shady deals exposed in ‘Clinton Cash’

    05/04/2015 6:19:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-3-15 | Kyle Smith
    The Clintons have been playing the political press for idiots. Revealing what they’ve been up to took a little bit of work. It wasn’t obvious. While Bill Clinton was giving a speech about fighting AIDS in Africa, or about educating girls in Asia, reporters simply regurgitated the press release. They didn’t ask: Who’s that shady guy standing next to Bill? What are his interests? How much money has he given to, or raised for, Bill, Hillary and their foundation? And what favorable treatment did the shady guy subsequently receive from Hillary? When you’re a political reporter, complexity is boring. Curiosity...
  • Lawsuit spells out 'nightmare' for California man accused without evidence

    05/04/2015 5:53:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-4-15 | Ashe Schow
    "Nightmare." That's how Scott Hounsell, the former executive director of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, describes the ordeal he went through two years ago, and is still trying to recover from today. "It was the most — the scariest, most devastating nightmare you could ever imagine ever going through ever," Hounsell added. "Because everything that you have and hold dear — my family, my career, everything — was threatened that it would be taken away from me." “ "It's scary. And I will never be able to get out of the shadow of this, ever. They fundamentally changed...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,May 4-8,2015

    05/04/2015 5:29:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 4-8, 2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Obama admin tells immigration judge: Amnesty Has Already Begun

    05/04/2015 5:28:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 34 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | May 3 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department checked with the White House before informing a federal judge that it was already carrying out part of President Obama’s immigration amnesty, administration attorneys revealed in documents filed in court late last week as they tried to head off a judicial spanking. The attorneys turned over the communications with the White House to Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who is hearing the major case challenging Mr. Obama’s 2014 deportation amnesty, but the lawyers pleaded with the court not to look at the documents on grounds that it would intrude on the president’s powers. Still, the revelation that the...
  • Mika: 'Not Sure I Care' If Prosecutor Mosby Being 'Political'

    05/04/2015 5:19:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Few things undermine the foundations of a just society more than people who have been granted the power to prosecute acting not on the basis of the facts and the law, but out of political motives. To which Mika Brzezinski says . . . meh. On today's Morning Joe, there was a discussion of the possibility that Baltimore prosecutor overcharged the police officers in the Freddie Gray case. And a clip was played of Mosby repeating the politically-correct phrase of the moment: that the rioters were not "thugs." After which Brzezinski declared: "You can't get a chance if there isn't...
  • Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact (Classified briefings in basement)

    05/04/2015 5:02:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/4/15 | 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. And no matter what, you...
  • Boehner tells Clinton don’t let Obama 'swing in the wind' over Asia-Pacific trade deal

    05/04/2015 4:57:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/3/15
    House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner, needs to support the trade legislation that President Obama wants to help get enough Democratic votes for passage. The Ohio Republican, in a wide-ranging interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said the GOP indeed controls the House and Senate but that he and Obama “needs her help” to give the president negotiating authority to complete an Asia-Pacific trade deal. “We can't do this by ourselves,” Boehner said. “Every president over the last 50 years has had this (authority.) There is no reason why President Obama shouldn't...
  • Right's new check on McConnell

    05/04/2015 4:48:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/4/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Thirty-seven-year-old freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has become a conservative foil to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Cotton surprised his colleagues last week by exploiting a procedural loophole that allowed him to circumvent negotiations on Iran between McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.). In this case, Cotton was able to file an amendment to legislation granting Congress power to review a nuclear deal with Iran that would require Iran to recognize Israel. If the amendment is added to the bill, it would kill it, according to members in both parties. The power play reflects Cotton’s emerging Senate...
  • Give the public access to concealed carry data (barf alert)

    In a recent meeting with the Journal Sentinel Editorial Board and reporters and editors, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett noted that shooting incidents in Milwaukee have been rising every year since the concealed carry law was passed in 2011. Fellow columnist Christian Schneider wrote in the Journal Sentinel's April 5 Crossroads section: "Yet nearly four years later, nearly 250,000 concealed carry licenses have been issued, and one would be hard-pressed to notice any difference in the state," at least in terms of crime statistics for violent crimes and murders. I have no reason to doubt either statement, but the fact is...
  • Stop Fixating on Black Violence -- If You Can

    05/04/2015 3:12:01 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 27 replies
    Bill Moyers and Ta-Nehisi Coates really wish everybody would stop fixating on black violence and concentrate instead on what causes it: relentless white racism that can only be cured with copious quantities of cash for programs and reparations. Though that is probably redundant. But Bill and Ta-Nehisi have a problem: there is just so much to fixate on. Even as all eyes were on Baltimore and the networks paraded one talking head after another explaining why black people are so violent and why they are so happy the six cops were arrested for killing a prisoner, more violence just kept...
  • Election 2016: Conservative Review Dings Rubio, Paul In First Presidential Report Card (Not Cruz)

    05/03/2015 10:34:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ginger Gibson
    The Conservative Review hands out its first report card for 2016 Republicans Monday, and two candidates get schooled. According to the group, which was formed last year to score GOP lawmakers' adherence to conservative dogma, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky need improvement. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz earns top grades -- just as he used to at Princeton and Harvard Law. International Business Times got an early look at the ratings of the three Republicans who have officially launched presidential campaigns. The Review graded them on criteria including immigration, foreign policy and "moral issues" like abortion,...
  • Cruz Releases Report: Obama’s Power Grab as Demonstrated in Court Cases

    05/03/2015 8:30:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Shark Tank ^ | May 2, 2015 | Nicole Sanders
    Senator Ted Cruz released a report entitled The Legal Limit Report No. 5. It lists 20 court cases the Obama Administration has brought to the Supreme Court which were all unanimously rejected. The cases were all in an attempt to take away citizen’s rights in alarming ways. Cruz said: The Obama Administration’s view of federal power is so extreme that since President Obama took office in January 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected DOJ’s arguments for additional federal power twenty times in cases involving a federal party. He noted the Obama Administration’s losing rate is high and it...
  • 10 Reasons Ted Cruz Would Make a Great President

    05/03/2015 7:15:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 30 Mar 2015
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first candidate last week to announce his intention to seek the 2016 Republican nomination. Here are 10 reasons Cruz, who's already drawing praise from the conservative base, would make a great president. 1. Cruz has strong Tea Party support, which could stimulate renewed grassroots participation, engaging more voters in the democratic process. 2. Cruz is a leader who is not afraid to stand on principle, fight difficult fights, speak out for what he believes in, and buck Washington politics. His high-profile battles in the Senate over Obamacare and immigration serve as two examples. 3....