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  • Stop the Insanity: BBQ pitmasters told to take down American flags

    03/03/2015 5:56:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Nothing says America quite like smoking a pork butt and flying Old Glory. “The sport of professional barbecue is extremely American and family oriented,” said pitmaster Jeff Petkevicius. So you can imagine Jeff’s extreme displeasure when organizers of an Alabama barbecue competition ordered him – along with other competitors to take down the American flags hanging from their barbecue trailers.
  • Argument analysis: Setting up the private debate on the ACA [SCOTUS]

    03/04/2015 10:55:22 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 14 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 03/04/2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Analysis One of the most important functions of oral argument in the Supreme Court is that it can strongly shape the next round: the private deliberations among the nine Justices as they start work on a decision.  The much-awaited hearing Wednesday on the stiff new challenge to the Affordable Care Act strongly suggested that Topic A in private could well be: how bad will we make things if we rule against the government? Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who seemed decidedly more sympathetic to the government than might have been expected, worried over a constitutional blow against the states.  But even the two Justices...
  • Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules

    03/04/2015 10:16:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 4, 2015 11:55 AM EST | Dina Cappiello
    The Senate’s top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama’s plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming. In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should reject Obama’s proposed requirements for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas. The rule, expected to be final this summer, would require states to submit plans as soon as 2016, or risk being forced to comply with a federal substitute. …
  • WH Task Force Wants Obama to Change “Thanksgiving” to “Celebrate Immigrants Day” via E. O.

    03/04/2015 9:28:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 42 replies
    Restoring Liberty ^ | Joe Miller
    Susan Payne, a Maryland political activist who was interviewed on the Mark Levin Show last week, called into The Joe Miller Show yesterday and provided even more details on what a White House task force is planning with respect to illegals in this country. She explained that not only did members of the task force make it clear that their efforts are designed to provide as much money and benefits to illegals as possible, they were also trying to expand ways to induce illegals to come to the United States. With respect to those who receive executive amnesty, Ms. Payne...
  • Inside the Twisted Mind of a Gun Control Advocate: Jennifer Thorne Edition

    03/04/2015 9:22:07 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Robert Farago
    The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Facebooked a news story on suspected road rage killer Christopher Lee McCullum with the caption “Don’t worry, folks. He’s a ‘Good Guy with a Gun.'” Huh? Any man who murders an innocent victim isn’t a “good guy.” Ipso facto. The antis are spreading this mendacious meme throughout social media and onto op ed pages. Here’s how Jennifer Thorne, Executive Director of Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, deploys the same sarcastic barb in a cleveland.com column focusing on last year’s pro-gun legislative package H.B. 234:
  • Gov. Scott Walker would sign 20-week abortion ban

    03/04/2015 9:20:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/04/2015 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    Shifting his tone to reassure social conservatives, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared Tuesday that he intends to sign a state law in the coming months that bans abortion after 20 weeks. In an open letter to the Susan B. Anthony List, the likely Republican presidential candidate also said that he supports “similar legislation” now stalled in Congress. “My policies throughout my career have earned a 100 percent rating with pro-life groups in Wisconsin,” Walker writes. “As the Wisconsin legislature moves forward in the coming session, further protections for mother and child are likely to come to my desk in the...
  • Feds crack down on Chinese 'birth tourism'

    03/04/2015 9:16:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/04/2015 | By William La Jeunesse, Laura Prabucki
    Airfare from the U.S. to China and a months-long stay in an Orange County, Calif., apartment: $80,000. A baby born a U.S. citizen: priceless. In the largest operation of its kind, early Tuesday morning federal officials in Southern California served warrants at "Chinese birthing houses" or "maternity hotels," where wealthy Chinese nationals paid up to $80,000 for the sole purpose of giving birth in the U.S. to obtain citizenship for their children, earning in-state tuition to U.S. universities for them and permanent U.S. residency for the parents. "It is essentially citizenship for sale," said Center for Immigration Studies analyst Jessica...
  • The Rubio – Lee tax overhaul plan is… better than nothing

    03/04/2015 9:13:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I know that a lot of tax reform hawks were hoping for more of a complete overhaul, perhaps taking the form of an entirely new system which replaces the progressive tax code with a completely alternate structure. (Something along the lines of a flat tax, consumption tax, etc.) It doesn’t look like that will be happening any time soon, but Marco Rubio and Mike Lee are at least looking at some simplifications. GOP Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah are rolling out an overhaul of the tax code on Wednesday that, among other things, consolidates...
  • Will the 2016 campaign theme be … populist control? ("Hold off giving me over a million dollars")

    03/04/2015 9:02:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Everyone loves populism, as long as they can control it. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms to readers, welcome to the 2016 presidential cycle. Both parties have stoked grassroots populist fervor over the last few years in order to generate passionate turnout among the base. For Republicans, it’s the Tea Party, and for Democrats, it’s the progressive Occupy Wall Street activists and supporters. Both take aim at their vision of the “establishment,” and even have some overlap on how they define it. One thing is for certain, though, and that is that the establishment in both parties want...
  • Republican Leadership Admits they are Democrats

    03/04/2015 8:57:18 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    To all of you Republicans who keep arguing that we have to keep voting Republican until we get majorities, etc, and blah-blah-blah: have you been paying attention to why the Republican leadership says they caved on the DHS/Immigration funding? At least one of them said it was because “We were never going to win in the Congress.” Now let me see: the Republicans were given the House, Senate and White House under Bush W and they out-spent every Democrat President in history. Then they gave us TARP and the Patriot Act. Now the Republicans are back in control of the...
  • Jeb Bush, John Boehner And The Anti-Reagan Republican Establishment

    03/04/2015 8:54:42 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | 3/4/15 | George Rasley
    Ronald Reagan gained the Republican nomination for president, and eventually won the White House in 1980, by welding together all of the grassroots discontents with the Washington and Republican establishments and building what became known as the “three-legged stool” of the Reagan coalition; anti-communist national defense conservatives, fiscal conservatives and social conservatives. The new Republican majority in Congress was forged by adding the limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party movement to that three-legged stool. Practically every poll we see tells us that coalition represents a majority of the American electorate and should have been a solid and stable...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM, March 4, 2015

    03/04/2015 8:49:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
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  • The Shadow Over the Clintons

    03/04/2015 8:47:16 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/4/2015 | George Neumayr
    The portrait of Bill Clinton that hangs at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington contains a curious shadow. The meaning of that shadow was explained to the press this week by the artist of the portrait, Nelson Shanks. He told reporters that he used a blue dress, a reference to Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, as the object of the shadow. No president is a hero to his valet or portraitist, apparently. “The reality is [Clinton's] probably the most famous liar of all time. He and his administration did some very good things, of course, but I could never get...
  • AUDIO: Obama Admin Is ‘Going After’ Gun Dealers [VIDEO]

    03/04/2015 8:17:23 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama administration’s Operation Choke Point program targets gun and ammunition dealers and tries to make life “miserable” for businesses that it doesn’t like, a payment processor told a Choke Point victim in jarring new audio. Operation Choke Point is a program by which the Department of Justice works with other administration agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to force banks to shut down accounts of businesses that it objects to. The program purports to fight fraudulent businesses, but has instead targeted many gun and ammunition dealers and other lawful businesses.
  • Gabby Giffords, Democrat Lawmakers Relaunch Background Check Push

    03/04/2015 8:09:38 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/4/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 4, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords will join Democrat lawmakers to push for expanded background checks on Capitol Hill. Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) is spearheading the push.
  • Idaho Sheriff: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/04/2015 8:01:31 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Idaho is one of the many states now considering a repeal of the requirement for a concealed carry permit in order to carry a firearm in public. Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler supports the move, suggesting the 2nd Amendment acts as citizens’ concealed carry permit.
  • Moms Demand Loses: WV Senate Votes to Repeal Concealed Permit Requirement

    03/04/2015 7:58:30 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has been on somewhat of a skid for quite some time, from Staples’ headquarters telling group members to get off its property to Starbucks refusing to ban guns in its stores–Moms Demand Action’s claims notwithstanding–to Kroger, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) ignoring its gun control requests, as well.
  • Past presidents gave warnings to America (Lots of great quotes!)

    03/04/2015 7:43:37 AM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | March 03, 2015 | Bill Federer
    March 4th was Presidential Inauguration Day from 1793 till 1933, when it was changed by the 20th Amendment to January 20th. Many presidents gave warnings in their inaugural addresses. James Monroe, March 4, 1817, Inaugural Address “It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. … Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. … The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin.” Franklin Pierce, March 4, 1853, Inaugural Address “The dangers of a concentration of...
  • So you want to nullify violations of the Constitution?

    03/04/2015 7:29:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Dec 22, 2010 | Jon Roland
    Mr Douglas and Whitlow discuss how nullification might work to overcome usurpations by federal officials and agents after first examining the difficulties of reform through election or litigation.
  • Seven Things You Should Know about the IRS Rule Challenged in King v. Burwell &#8203;

    03/04/2015 6:52:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Nationanl Review ^ | 3-4-15 | Michael F. Cannon
    And none of them make the IRS look very good. This week, the Supreme Court considers King v. Burwell. At issue is whether the IRS exceeded its authority under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by issuing a final IRS rule that expanded the application of the Act’s subsidies and mandates beyond the limits imposed by the statute. King v. Burwell is not a constitutional challenge. It challenges an IRS rule as being inconsistent with the Act it purports to implement. The case is a straightforward question of statutory interpretation. Here are seven things everyone needs to know about...
  • Is Scott Walker Ready for Prime Time?

    03/04/2015 6:29:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/04/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Prepared or not, the Wisconsin governor is now the 2016 front-runner. Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Less discussed but just as true: You need to cook the ingredients in the right order. Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has nearly all of the right ingredients to win the GOP nomination. He is popular among both anti-establishment activists and the big donors of the establishment. He has working-class appeal (desperately needed for the GOP), and he’s battle-tested in his home state — a state many believe the Republicans could finally pick off...
  • Why the Supreme Court Will Rule in Favor of Obamacare

    03/04/2015 6:26:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 03/04/2015 | Abigail R. Moncrieff
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, which will decide whether health insurance subsidies should be available nationwide or only in those 16 states that established exchanges. Several questions have recently emerged over the legitimacy of the plaintiffs’ case, including issues of jurisdiction and congressional intent, but there’s an even deeper flaw: The plaintiffs’ interpretation would render the statute unconstitutional. Several of my colleagues and I made this case in an amicus brief to the Court. If the plaintiffs’ interpretation carries the day, then Obamacare has threatened states that failed to establish exchanges with...
  • Will Obama Dictate Tax Hikes By Imperial Decree?

    03/04/2015 6:20:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Raw Power: The White House press secretary has acknowledged that President Obama is indeed interested in using executive orders to raise taxes. The long national nightmare that is the Obama presidency gets worse. All those speeches Obama made years ago about being unable to unilaterally decree laws that his supporters wanted him to enact were merely a setup for him doing it. It's clear he wanted to appear as if he respected his constitutional limits as president so that when he did what he said he couldn't do, he would look like he was operating within the law. No one...
  • 11 Photos Prove Hillary Clinton Is A Tired Old Woman Who Should Never Be President

    03/04/2015 5:17:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Is That Baloney? ^ | 1/9/2015 | ITB Staff
    These are the photos that Team Hillary probably doesn't want you to see. Why? Because they make Hillary Clinton look like the tired, old, mean woman she really is. And who wants a tired, old, mean woman who's husband is a sex offender to be president? From Hillary's failed attempt as First Lady to implement Hillary Care (which would have been illegal, since the First Lady has no legislative power), to her disastrous coddling to a wimpy Commander In Chief as a Secretary of State, to the murderous crime of Benghazi that no one has had to face any consequences...
  • Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map

    03/04/2015 4:37:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Matt Barber
    See Map Here: http://www.afa.net/bigotrymap In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to...
  • Jeb Bush is not a winner for Republicans

    03/04/2015 4:26:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Adriana Cohen
    If the GOP wants to take the White House in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is not their man. Two red flags that can't be overlooked: The Bush brand has been tarnished. And Jeb is yet another moderate, establishment Republican, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, who voters rejected the past two elections. Why endorse yet another moderate/establishment type only to lose yet again? It's time for the GOP to be bold. Republicans can elect a real conservative and/or Tea Party candidate who wants to repeal Obamacare, grow the economy, shrink intrusive big government and wipe ISIS off the...
  • Principles of constitutionalism: federalism as a check on federal power

    03/04/2015 4:21:05 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 7 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 3, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In the previous installment of this series, I discussed the constitutional principle of the separation of powers as a check on the accumulation of government force into the hands of any one man or group of men. Now, I would like to discuss the other intended division of power – the principle of federalism that was engineered into our constitutional system. This principle should be – and would be, if we would use it effectively – an even more powerful deterrent to federal government overreach than even the separation of powers between the three branches of government at the federal...
  • When Free Institutions Fail.

    03/04/2015 3:12:51 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 33 replies
    Five hundred years ago, Machiavelli wrote how governing institutions designed for FreeRepublics were not only unsuited for corrupted republics, they eventually served to enforce tyranny. His prescience was on display yesterday in the US Congress. Designed in 1787 as the consensual law making body of a free people and their states, Congress joined in tyrannical partnership with President Obama. Under cover of the reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s fabulous speech against Obama’s nefarious plans for Iran and against peace, the Speaker of the House brought a “clean” DHS funding bill to the floor for a vote. In support of Obama’s lawless...
  • Why Vote Republican?

    03/04/2015 2:40:26 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 4, 2015 | Brian C Joondeph
    Republicans, fresh from landslide victories in congressional, state, and local elections, were well-positioned to flex their newfound muscle by re-establishing constitutional checks and balances on an overzealous executive branch. Instead, Senate Majority Leader McConnell folded like a cheap suit, abandoning efforts to defund President Obama’s amnesty efforts. Tell me again why we need Republican majorities in Congress. Why can’t Senator McConnell trigger the same “nuclear option” now? What about Obamacare? It remains alive and well despite Republican promises to “repeal and replace.”The latest excuse from Republican leadership is that they need the White House before they can accomplish anything. Really?...
  • Scott Walker as Sen. Joe McCarthy

    03/03/2015 11:32:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Shepherd Express - Milwaukee ^ | March 4, 2015 | Joel McNally
    It’s time to consider whether Gov. Scott Walker is intentionally employing the brazenly dishonest tactics of Sen. Joe McCarthy, who previously held the title as the most dangerous national politician to come out of Wisconsin. Since the 1950s, right-wing Sen. McCarthy has been the worst stain on both Wisconsin politics and the Republican Party nationally. McCarthy achieved that distinction by getting an entire, shameful era in U.S. politics—the McCarthy Era—named after him. McCarthyism turned the ’50s into a reckless, anti-Communist witch hunt as Wisconsin’s Republican senator made wildly irresponsible, untruthful accusations about Communists subverting our government (the moderate Eisenhower administration!),...
  • South Florida Man Charged With Growing Marijuana, Found Not Guilty (Jury Nullification)

    03/03/2015 10:55:54 PM PST · by Ken H · 28 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | March 03, 2015 | Keith Jones
    A South Florida man charged with growing marijuana he claims he needs for a medical condition was found not guilty Monday. Jesse Teplicki, 50, had been charged with manufacturing cannabis and was facing up to five years behind bars. "This case is about medical marijuana and for the hundreds of thousands of patients who can use this medicine as an alternative," Teplicki said. It took jurors just 30 minutes to return the verdict.
  • Obama pressing for federal control of local police

    03/03/2015 10:55:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 71 replies
    WND ^ | March 03, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Call it Common Core for police. But the White House, in cahoots with the Department of Justice, has set in motion a plan that will expand federal control of community police forces, via standards handed from above called the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing.” The plan was released Monday, Infowars reported. And its gist? Like Common Core, the education plan criticized by opponents as little more than a federal mandate that’s tied to funding, the just-released police plan would force local law enforcement agencies to follow federally set standards in return for receiving federal tax dollars. “The U.S. Department...
  • Sen. Cruz Introduces the Health Care Choice Act

    03/03/2015 9:47:47 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | March 3, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Bill would eliminate destructive and costly insurance mandates while giving consumers more choice and freedom WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced the Health Care Choice Act, which would remove Obamacare's costly insurance mandates and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health insurance plan of their choice in any other state. The bill is cosponsored by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and David Vitter (R-LA). Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 543. "Every last word of Obamacare must be...
  • Ted Cruz leads latest GOP alternative to Obamacare

    03/03/2015 9:40:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2015 | 8:19 pm | Robert King
    Conservative firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is spearheading an alternative to Obamacare in the GOP's latest bid to show the Supreme Court it has a Plan B if the court eliminates subsidies for millions of Obamacare customers.The bill filed by the Texas senator Tuesday would remove the healthcare law's insurance mandate and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health plan of their choice in any other state. It is co-sponsored by Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming, Mike Crapo of Idaho and Marco Rubio of Florida, all Republicans.Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced companion legislation in the House, according...
  • Bloomberg’s Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones

    03/03/2015 9:32:58 PM PST · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | MARCH 4, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Bloomberg's argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned. So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems? It is very, very rare. . . .
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy

    03/03/2015 8:50:19 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27 2015 | Katy Faust
    Dear Justice Kennedy, June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage. I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights. It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of...
  • Why Ted Cruz is constitutionally qualified to be president

    03/03/2015 5:44:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    I read the comments sections on my articles. One of the comments I see consistently is "I like Ted Cruz, but I am worried he is not constitutionally qualified to be president." So I decided to look into the issue. After doing some research, here's what I discovered: Ted Cruz was born in Canada. He had (past tense) Canadian citizenship, which he was entitled to automatically, having been born in Canada, and which he has since renounced. He was also born with American citizenship. His mother was an American; his father was not. The Constitution says any candidate for president...
  • M. Stanton Evans, conservative icon, dead at 80

    03/03/2015 3:10:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    M. Stanton Evans, arguably the funniest serious man in America for much of his 80 years on the planet, died Tuesday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. For most of his life, as Mr. Evans watched fellow conservatives come and go, he lamented — always with humor, not bitterness — their tendency to catch “Potomac fever” as soon as they come to power. “When our people get to the point where they can do us some good, they stop being our people,” he said, uttering what became known as “Evans‘ Law of Politics.”
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,March 3, 2015

    03/03/2015 2:43:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 3, 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
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 85 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Bill S
    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner just pushed through a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw a fit about a shutdown. John Boehner must go. He must be replaced as House Speaker. He does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans who voted for a Republican...
  • W.Va. Senate OKs bill to allow concealed carry without permit

    03/03/2015 1:49:34 PM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.wvgazette.com ^ | 02/27/2015 | Eric Eyre,
    Senators approved a bill Friday that could make West Virginia the sixth state to allow residents to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.After reading aloud from the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, senators voted 32-2 for a bill (SB347) that allows people 18 and older to tote concealed guns.“The bill eliminates the crime of carrying a concealed weapon in West Virginia,” said Sen. Charles Trump, R-Morgan.The legislation next goes to the House of Delegates. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Vermont and Wyoming are the only states that allow residents to carry a hidden gun without a permit.West Virginia already allows...
  • Gun rights bill would block ammunition regs

    03/03/2015 1:19:25 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/15 | Tim Devaney
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) proposed last week to prohibit gun companies from manufacturing and selling 5.56mm projectiles for M855 cartridges that provide ammunition for AR-15 rifles. The Protecting Second Amendment Rights Act, introduced Friday by Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), would roll back the ATF’s power to regulate ammunition. “The Obama administration’s proposal would unilaterally strip law-abiding hunters and sportsmen of their Second Amendment rights,” Rooney said in a statement. “Congress has made its intentions clear that this ammunition is for sporting purposes and should not be restricted. We cannot and we will not stand by...
  • Boehner Caves on Amnesty

    03/03/2015 12:57:27 PM PST · by Regulator · 99 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 3rd, 2015 | Richard Manning
    “We were never going to win in Congress.” That is the epitaph spoken by Speaker Boehner ally Representative Tom Cole on the collapse of House Leadership’s resolve to legislatively fight Executive Amnesty. It may also be the final nail in the coffin for the notion of co-equal branches of government, as President Obama has already announced that he is considering using unilateral executive actions to ban ammunition and raise corporate taxes, on top of his massive Internet regulation announced last week.
  • Congress sends ‘clean’ Homeland bill to Obama

    03/03/2015 12:52:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Eric Werner and David Espo (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON — Congress is sending President Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president’s immigration policies. The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.
  • Boehner backs down in DHS funding fight, plans to hold vote on 'clean' bill

    03/03/2015 12:02:25 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 74 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/3/2015 | Fox
    ouse Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday agreed to Democrats' demands to hold a vote on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without any immigration measures attached. The move is a victory for the Obama administration and sets up a presumably swift resolution to the weeks-long standoff on Capitol Hill. Republicans had tried to use the DHS funding bill as the vehicle to reverse President Obama's controversial immigration executive actions. But Democrats repeatedly blocked the move, insisting they pass the spending bill with no riders attached. "I am as outraged and frustrated as you...
  • Dear Republicans, Please Do Not Save Obamacare

    03/03/2015 11:57:14 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 3/3/15 | David Harsanyi
    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the King v. Burwell case this week. Petitioners are asking that Obamacare be enforced as it was conceived and written by Democrats in 2010 rather than how it’s been conveniently re-imagined by Democrats in 2015. Whatever the outcome will be, watching the Left panic over the case tells us just how risky a ruling could be for the future of Obamacare. If the SCOTUS does find that the 75-percent subsidy the federal government has been dubiously giving health insurers in the 37 states that rejected Obamacare “marketplaces” are illegal, there is a...
  • Ted Cruz joins Elie Wiesel in raising alarms about nuclear Iran

    03/03/2015 10:59:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 2, 2015 5:36 pm | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON –Sen. Ted Cruz joined with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on Monday to condemn Iran and rally support for Israel, on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress.Cruz mocked complaints that Netanyahu’s appearance Tuesday before a joint session of Congress — scheduled without the Israeli government or Speaker John Boehner consulting the White House — amounts to a breach of protocol or etiquette.“It’s all nonsense. What matters is what we do right now to ensure that in no circumstances will the nation of Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons capability,” Cruz said.Unfortunately, he added, the...
  • U.S. stocks retreat from records after Netanyahu speech

    03/03/2015 10:30:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis
    U.S. stocks pulled back Tuesday, retreating from all-time highs and the psychologically significant 5,000 level for the Nasdaq Composite reached during the previous session. In the absence of major economic reports, investors turned their attention to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to U.S. Congress. Netanyahu criticized the White House’s attempts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a “bad deal.” The speech reminded investors of potential geopolitical risks abroad. But indexes have since come off their lows.
  • Gov’t Union: Obama’s Weak Immigration Policy Is Inviting An Attack Worse Than 9/11

    03/03/2015 10:16:44 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 03, 2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s lax immigration policies are inviting another massive jihad attack similar to the 9/11 atrocity, says Kenneth Palinkas, president of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees’ union. Obama’s deputies are “lessening the vetting of each and every alien who applies for permanent residency or citizenship in the U.S.,” Palinkas said in a statement Tuesday. “By not scrutinizing each and every applicant to the fullest extent possible to ensure America’s security, we invite an even more catastrophic event than what occurred on 09/11/2001,” he said. Obama’s rollback of security checks means that “it is more than likely that...
  • Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard: The Verdict after Fifty Years

    03/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PST · by Nelson Hultberg · 8 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | 3-2-15 | Nelson Hultberg
    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. What I will be discussing in my talk today is the crucial role that the ideas of Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard have played in the defense of liberty and Western civilization. All Americans, well read in political affairs, know of these famous thinkers. They were two of the most powerful and revolutionary intellectuals in the 20th century, contributing many valuable insights to our knowledge of philosophy, politics, and economics. As with most intellectual rebels, their major ideas about freedom and government were highly controversial. What I will do in this talk is explain what...