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  • 2703 Shootings, 440 Deaths Year-To-Date In Heavily Gun-Controlled Chicago

    11/27/2015 3:14:54 PM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    As of November 23, there had been 2703 shootings which resulted in 440 deaths year-to date in heavily gun-controlled Chicago. That is an increase of approximately 400 shootings over the same time last year. [Snip] Chicago implemented a "violence tax" at suburban Cook County gun stores in April 2013. The tax is gathered on each gun and bullet sold within the county. Then, in 2014-the first full calendar year after the implementation of the tax-the Chicago Tribune reported 434 deaths-a 19 death increase over 2013.
  • Republican Trump drops 12 percentage points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos [Trump 30%, Carson 2nd with 11%]

    11/27/2015 1:23:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 217 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/27/2015 | BY ALANA WISE
    U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul's biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Nov. 27. That was down from a peak of 43 percent registered on Nov. 22. The dip follows criticism of Trump for comments he made in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds...
  • The cross has to go before the asylum seekers arrive

    11/27/2015 12:29:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Speisa ^ | 11/27/15
    Christian camps being offered as shelter for asylum seekers are told by the authorities to remove all Christian symbols. Due to the large influx of asylum seekers to Norway, UDI (Immigration authorities) has found it necessary to lodge asylum seekers in more places than ordinary reception centres. The Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS), operates several Christian camp sites, which they offer to rent to UDI. UDI says yes please, but on one condition. All Christian symbols must be removed before the asylum seekers can move in, says UDI, according to the newspaper Dagen. - We want the accommodation offered to be...
  • Breaking: Supreme Court Blocks Racially Discriminatory Hawaii Election

    11/27/2015 11:02:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 27, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Courtesy Shutterstock The Supreme Court has just issued an order (read it here) blocking the racially discriminatory separatist election in Hawaii. The order enjoins (stops) the counting of ballots and certification of results pending further order of the Supreme Court. I covered the electionhere and here at PJ Media. Only one race is permitted to register to vote with Hawaiian government officials for the separatist election.Hawaii has given a private organization millions of dollars to run the election. They believe these actions are constitutional. Judicial Watch has sued Hawaii, and the Public Interest Legal Foundation has filed an emergency...
  • Foxnews’ Judge Napolitano ignores constitutional limits in immigration/refugee debate!

    11/27/2015 9:17:06 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 19 replies
    11/27/15 | johnwk
    See: Can Governors Legally Block Refugees from Coming to Their States? "In response to the influx of migrants "from the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq," Congress in 2005 gave President George W. Bush unlimited authority to admit people for humanitarian purposes, noted Judge Napolitano. And that has since been passed over to President Obama, he added. "Here, he has the absolute lawful authority – may not like the way he’s exercising it, but he has it," said the judge. "To admit people for political asylum and humanitarian purposes." What Judge Napolitano and Foxnews ignore is, Congress cannot assume powers...
  • How the Right Can Use Compassion to Out-Argue the Left

    11/27/2015 7:34:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2015 | Greg Gutfeld
    So, how do you win an argument against someone who thinks you're evil? Who thinks you're greedy, selfish, wrong, racist, and, like I said, evil? Don't ask me, I'm evil (but sexy). But last week, I was walking with a friend of mine, a real-estate guy named Joe -- and he asked me what I thought of Andrew Cuomo. I said that I thought he was weak, and waffling way too much on fracking (which is partly responsible for a welcome move toward energy independence). I believe we should be fracking, and helping out the rest of New York State,...
  • Ted Cruz is ‘not the establishment but doesn’t need on-the-job training’

    11/27/2015 7:19:00 AM PST · by Isara · 88 replies
    Soshable ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | JD Rucker
    There are many of us, perhaps millions, who believe that the Republican party as a governing force has been the lesser of two evils. We fear what the Democrats are doing to destroy the country but we’re angry about what the Republicans aren’t doing to repair the damage. This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been so popular. It’s why so many people are willing to tell pollsters that they support either of the anti-establishment candidates.Thankfully, there’s a third candidate who would stand in stark contrast to the ineffective Republican Establishment that has been harming the party and...
  • One dead after attempted 'Craigslist' robbery in Aiken

    11/27/2015 6:50:12 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Matthew Stevens
    One man is dead after a shooting Wednesday in Aiken. Coroner Tim Carlton said Frank Frazier Jr., 23, was fatally shot at 1pm, Wednesday on Willis Hill Road in Aiken. According to witnesses, a couple was purchasing a car from Frazier that was posted in a Craigslist ad. It is then alleged Fraizer and an acquaintance of his each pulled gun on the couple in an attempt to rob the couple. The woman in response pulled her gun and shot Frazier and the other man fled from the scene. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the matter.
  • Distrust of federal land agencies escalates with conviction of Oregon ranchers

    11/27/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 11/27/2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Ranchers in the West are engaged in 21st-century range wars, but their adversaries are not the rustlers and cattle barons of lore. Federal land management agencies, overzealous officers, and self-righteous judges are the foes western ranchers fear the most. On October 7, father and son ranchers from Oregon, Dwight, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, were labeled as terrorists and sentenced to five years in federal prison under anti-terrorism laws. In 2001, a fire set by the Hammonds to eliminate overgrown sagebrush on their own property inadvertently spread to adjacent BLM land. The two were convicted of arson when the Bureau...
  • Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Ted Cruz

    11/26/2015 11:59:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 24, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    A month ago I predicted a Cruz-Rubio ticket. Now that Cruz has overtaken Carson to run neck-and-neck with Trump in the Iowa Quinnipiac University poll, Cruz is looking a lot like a winner. Here are my top 10 reasons to back him. 10. He really knows economics--not the ideologically driven pablum dished out at universities, but the real battlefield of entrenched monopolies against entrepreneurial upstarts. As Asheesh Agarwal and John Delacourt reported in this space, he did a brilliant job at the Federal Trade Commission: "Cruz promoted economic liberty and fought government efforts to rig the marketplace in favor of...
  • Fit to print? NY Times smears GOP 'bigotry,' 'insanity'

    11/26/2015 7:03:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The New York Times opined Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders has the right idea on immigration, and that most Republicans support a plan that gone "well beyond the usual nativist bigotry." "Republican presidential candidates are arguing, in all seriousness, about sealing the border with fantastical 2,000-mile fences and weaponized drones; merging state, local and federal authorities and private prisons into one all-seeing immigration police state; forcibly registering American Muslims; mass-deporting 11 million Mexicans and others in a 21st century Trail of Tears; and turning away thousands of refugees fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East," the Times said. The...
  • Running mate? Tea party activists convinced Trump eyeing Cruz for ticket

    11/26/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 101 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/26/15 | S.A. Miller
    A group of tea party activists is convinced that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has struck a secret deal with rival Sen. Ted Cruz to guarantee the Texan the vice presidential spot on the ticket, and conservatives are raving that it would be the best pairing since Harry Burnett Reese combined peanut butter and Hershey’s chocolate.The Cruz campaign vehemently denied that there was an agreement to form the conservatives’ “dream ticket,” while the Trump campaign remained mum.“There is no such secret deal,” said Cruz campaign national spokesman Rick Tyler.Still, speculation about an arranged marriage of Mr. Trump’s self-styled conservative crusade...
  • Harris County (GA) Sheriff's Office puts up 'politically incorrect' welcome sign

    11/26/2015 6:07:28 PM PST · by digger48 · 15 replies
    wltz ^ | Nov 24, 2015
    HARRIS COUNTY, Ga.- Sheriff Mike Jolley of Harris County put up a new welcome sign right outside the sheriff's office. It starts with the sentence 'warning Harris County is politically incorrect'. Sheriff Jolley said there's a vast majority of people who are silent about their beliefs but he's not going to remain tight lipped. "I spent 20 years in the army to give everyone the right not to agree with it and to voice their opinion if they're not, and that's fine" Jolley explained. A Facebook post in the Harris County Neighborhood Watchers group already has hundreds of likes and...
  • Obama Compares Syrian Refugees to Mayflower Pilgrims, Administration Says States Can't Block Them

    11/26/2015 5:21:27 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 70 replies ^ | Nov 26, 2015, 11:44 AM ET | By JOHN PARKINSON BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    President Obama used his weekly address to appeal to families counting their blessings on Thanksgiving, reminding Americans that the holiday isn’t only about turkey but a tribute to the deep immigration history that led to the nation’s founding. In 1620, a small band of pilgrims came to this continent, refugees who had fled persecution and violence in their native land, Obama says. Nearly 400 years later, we remember their part in the American story and we honor the men and women who helped them in their time of need. The Obama administration said Wednesday that states can't legally block the...
  • Boom! Ted Cruz’s Thanksgiving Message is Presidential… Obama’s is Nothing but Stuffing

    11/26/2015 3:56:29 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 26 Nov, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Ted Cruz embodies the true spirit of America. Obama – what a turkey. Cruz addressed our rich history and how it began with the pilgrims who gave their lives to start our country. He speaks of fighting the Revolutionary War and winning against all odds, overcoming slavery and winning two World Wars to help free the world. He spoke of George Washington and his faith in God. Cruz praised the military, police, firefighters, first responders, parents, pastors and teachers. He spoke of sacrifice and honor. Above all, Cruz spoke of our religious freedom and our great country… all of that...
  • Top 10 Firearms Deals on Black Friday

    11/26/2015 11:56:25 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2015 | Liz Sheld
    Are you looking for a reason to shop on Black Friday? I'm skipping it, like I do every year. I'm too much of a princess to stand out in the cold and I certainly don't like to wait in line. But I do love a good deal, especially a good deal on firearms. So if you haven't entirely ruled out some Black Friday madness, here are some deals on firearms that might motivate you to participate in the American tradition of freezing outside while you wait for bargains. Gander Mountain I love, love, love Gander Mountain. It's my first stop...
  • The Real Threats to Our Liberty

    11/26/2015 11:01:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the freedom and prosperity we enjoy here in the United States. Ordinarily I would avoid such an overused topic. But this year it seems that a reminder is necessary, particularly in light of recent events on college campuses. It is bad enough that so much of the behavior at college -- substance abuse, the "hookup culture," the obsession with pornography -- threatens students' emotional and physical health as they move into adulthood. But...
  • Anti-gun Democrats Push to Remove Constitutional Rights From “Suspected” Terrorists

    11/26/2015 9:09:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/25/2016 | Bob Adelmann
    Seeking once again to take advantage of an opportunity, anti-gun Democrats are using the horrific massacre in Paris to revive a moribund bill by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to remove precious rights from anyone on the government's "no-fly" or "terrorist watch list." Senate Bill 551, offered back in February, was dead on arrival, but the Paris massacre is being seen as an opportunity to breathe life back into it. In re-introducing the bill, she says if they can't fly, they shouldn't be able to buy a gun: "If you're too dangerous to board a plane, you're too dangerous to own...
  • Thanksgiving and the Failure of Communism at Plymouth Rock

    11/26/2015 8:59:16 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Keith Farrell
    Many people are not aware that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they instituted a system of communism. Faced with shortages of food and supplies, it was decided that a communal system to share resources was the only fair way. The problem of scarcity soon became much worse. People were not motivated to work and grow their own food, as they knew someone else would do so for them. The system of shared resources without true private property in the name of fairness and equality was a disaster. It was only once the Pilgrims adopted a system based...
  • French Ambassador Counters Donald Trump: Armed Citizens Defend Themselves ‘Only in the Movies’

    11/26/2015 7:29:29 AM PST · by rktman · 89 replies ^ | 11/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 25 airing of Fox News’ Special Report, French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud countered Donald Trump’s emphasis on the importance of an armed citizenry by claiming that armed citizens succeed in defending themselves “only in the movies.” Araud was specifically reacting to a tweet sent after the January 7 Charlie Hebdo attacks in which Trump wrote, “Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?” Talking Points Memo reported that Araud responded to the tweet by calling Trump a “vulture,” then deleted the...
  • What Will Capitulation of the GOP Establishment Look Like? (enjoyable article)

    11/26/2015 6:59:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Michael Stopa
    It looks increasingly likely that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for President. He has led in the polls for four months, he has more money than all the other candidates combined in spite of which he is the beneficiary of seemingly limitless free media, and his campaign rallies have the excitement of rock concerts. As my co-host Todd Feinburg and I discuss in this week’s Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast, Trump is rolling on. And that no doubt precipitates PVCs from many of the elites on the right (not to mention utter hysteria from everyone on the left)....
  • Obama Signs NDAA; DCM to Sell Surplus .45s

    11/26/2015 6:57:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Wednesday, 25 November, 2015, President Barack Hussein Obama signed the National Defense Authorization act. He had vetoed the first version of the bill to reach his desk on 22 October, 2015, about a month ago. In the latest version, S. 1356, there is a section, 1087, which re-authorizes the Civilian Marksmanship Program to sell surplus 1911 and 1911A1 pistols and their parts and accessories to the public. The sales are limited to 10,000 per year. There are about 100,000 of these pistols available that are surplus, so they should be available for a several years.From the bill(pdf):''(h) AUTHORIZED TRANSFERS.-(1)...
  • Media's Topple Trump Efforts Fail

    11/26/2015 6:56:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | Matt Towery
    Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first was conducted...
  • CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great...

    11/26/2015 5:55:13 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies ^ | 11/25/15
    CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving:“On this Thanksgiving, as we gather with family and loved ones, we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation. Particularly this year, as we face many uncertainties - from the threats of terror to economic hardships - let us take time to thank God for all that he has given us and ask for his provision in our lives and our country.“When we...
  • George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/26/2015 5:54:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Issued at the request of Congress, Nov. 25 1789. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of God...
  • Commentary: Is there a magic bullet to reduce police misconduct?

    11/26/2015 5:38:21 AM PST · by rellimpank · 56 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 26 nov 2015 | Arthur Acevedo
    Imagine if the first bullet in a cop's chamber were a blank bullet. Would this approach save lives? What if a police department adopted this approach as standard procedure. Or, better yet, if legislation mandated this requirement for state and local police departments. Would it help save lives? Police in Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand typically do not carry weapons at all when they are patrolling the streets. Surely, crimes in those countries are no less threatening than what we experience in the U.S. The idea is not to ban guns from the police departments here. Rather, it...
  • Obama can't even pardon a turkey without bashing Republicans

    11/26/2015 5:32:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-26-15 | Carol Brown
    Well it’s that time of year again when the President of the United States pardons a turkey. And Obama being Obama, he used the occasion to bash Republicans, referring to them as “a bunch of turkeys.” More specifically: “As you may have heard, for months there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House.” What an obnoxious, thin-skinned, adolescent, insecure, smug, petty, and more than anything, evil little man. Election Day 2016 can’t come soon enough. Let’s make sure we win. And preferably, win big.
  • Feds to states: Settle Syrians or face Civil Rights penalties

    11/26/2015 5:07:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    The federal government shot a warning to state resettlement officials, telling them they do not have the authority to deny the entry of Syrian refugees. In a letter sent Wednesday, Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Robert Carey said he is aware of the concern expressed by some local leaders in allowing Syrian refugees into their states. Casey advised that "all refugees are subject to the highest level of security checks of any category of traveler to the United States," in what he called a "multi-layered and intensive screening and vetting process involving multiple law enforcement, national security, and intelligence across...
  • Obama’s Unilateral Immigration Amnesty Plan Gets to the Supreme Court

    11/26/2015 4:46:29 AM PST · by Elderberry · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11/24/2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    On Friday, the U.S. Justice Department filed a 35-page petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review Texas v. U.S., the case filed by 26 states against President Obama's immigration amnesty plan. The government is appealing a preliminary injunction that stopped implementation of Obama's amnesty plan, which was issued by a federal district court and upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 9. In an odd coincidence, Donald Verrilli, the solicitor general, filed the petition on the one-year anniversary of Obama's speech to the nation on Nov. 20, 2014, where he announced his unprecedented, unilateral action to...
  • Leaderless

    11/26/2015 4:29:10 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 58 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/26/2015 | Ron Fournier
    I once asked, What if Obama cant lead? The answer after Paris is painful In his mem­oir, Le­on Pan­etta ar­gued that for all of Barack Obama's strengths, he is miss­ing an es­sen­tial in­gredi­ent of lead­er­ship. He lacks "fire," wrote Obama's former CIA dir­ect­or and Pentagon chief. "The pres­id­ent re­lies on the lo­gic of a law pro­fess­or rather than the pas­sion of a lead­er." Obama has proved Pan­etta right again and again dur­ing his pres­id­ency, but nev­er more dan­ger­ously so than with his shoulder-shrug ap­proach to IS­IS. Obama called it a "J.V. team" be­fore it star­ted be­head­ing Amer­ic­ans. He said it...
  • Seventh indictment unsealed in Twin Peaks case [Waco]

    11/26/2015 4:05:26 AM PST · by don-o · 42 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | November 25, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Eight of nine bikers named in sealed indictments two weeks ago for their alleged roles in the Twin Peaks shootout have been taken into custody, while the last one remains at large. The nine were among 106 bikers indicted Nov. 10 on first-degree felony engaging in organized criminal activity charges. The nine were indicted under seal because they had not been arrested before the grand jury session. On Wednesday, McLennan County District Clerk Jon Gimble unsealed the indictment charging Cory McAlister, 36, of Ore City. McAlister was taken into custody last week, but his indictment was not unsealed until Wednesday....
  • Rush Limbaugh is a hypocrite when it comes to Trump

    11/25/2015 11:34:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 344 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Travis Hale
    In the summer of 1992, Rush Limbaugh saved me from myself. I was an 18-year-old high school graduate about to begin college, too impatient to wait for adulthood to come to me. So instead, I went in search of it the only way I knew how: by engulfing myself in presidential politics and the fascinating campaigns that summer between Bill Clinton, George Bush and Ross Perot. Like many idealistic teens, I was at first drawn to the youthful Clinton campaign and Fleetwood Mac's cheerful command to "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow." But then I started listening to Limbaugh and it...
  • Obama Admin Sneaks Out 144 Big Regulations Right Before Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 11:19:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 25, 2015 | 9:19 AM EST | James Gattuso
    President Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention. Thus, it was no surprise to see his fall 2015 regulatory agenda released last Friday, as many Americans focused on Thanksgiving week with family and friends. [...] ... The regulations span the full scope of American life, ranging from labeling requirements for pet food, new test procedures for battery chargers, mandated paid sick leave for contractors, and automatic speed limiters for trucks to a dozen new...
  • Voters statewide, in city see April's unrest differently [Baltimore]

    11/24/2015 3:57:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/23/15 | Luke Broadwater
    Looking back at the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore voters see events differently than do voters statewide, a new poll shows.City voters are less likely to sympathize with police, and they are more likely to see joblessness and racism as a cause of April's unrest, according to a poll of likely voters conducted for The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore.Those living outside the city are more likely to blame "a lack of personal responsibility among residents" for the city's ills.The divided opinions were most pronounced when respondents were asked for their opinions of how Baltimore State's...
  • 'Thousands' of ISIS fighters now inside U.S. cities (Obama continues to downplay threat)

    11/25/2015 6:15:49 PM PST · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | November 25, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    ISIS recently sent out a new video taunting America and threatening attacks. A new study says the U.S. should take those threats seriously. The Islamic State has recruited thousands of supporters in the United States, far more than previously thought, according to a scathing new report, raising the likelihood that supporters of the terrorist army could be plotting attacks similar to those carried out in Paris. And the "challenges of screening incoming refugees" from Muslim countries may be adding fuel to the fire, according to the report, authored by national security experts at the Threat Knowledge Group. The report...
  • First They Came: Kasich Goes After Trump With Tough Video (watch this despicable video)

    11/25/2015 3:44:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 87 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Ali Vitali
    The battle between Ohio Gov. John Kasich and GOP front-runner Donald Trump is heating up. A video released online Tuesday by the Kasich campaign attacks Trump for his rhetoric against various minority groups, invoking the theme of needing to stand up for people before it's too late. The video features retired Col. Tom Moe, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Vietnam POW, paraphrasing the famous words of late German pastor and concentration camp survivor Martin Niemoller: "You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with their government because you're not one. And you might not care if...
  • Kasich web ad hits Trump: First he came for the Muslims

    11/25/2015 3:39:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Allahpundit
    Jim Geraghty, no Trump fan, has already done a nifty job not just of picking apart the individual claims in this clip but of comparing Trump’s excesses to the left’s own fascist flirtations, from official White House policies on down to campus “safe spaces.” Did Trump say that all Muslims should register with the government? He insists he only meant Syrian refugees, not Muslim citizens. Did he ever call for deporting “Hispanic immigrants”? He called for deporting all illegal immigrants, not just the Hispanic ones — and then letting many of them back in eventually. Did he claim it was...
  • Thousands of children crossed US-Mexico border in October

    11/25/2015 2:33:15 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 10 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Seth Robbins
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico in October, almost double the number from October 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. Also, in the figures released Tuesday, the number of family members crossing together nearly tripled from October 2014 — from 2,162 to 6,029. The numbers spiked despite expectations of lower numbers due to the colder winter months coming, better enforcement along the border and efforts by Mexican authorities to stem the stream of Central American migrants to the U.S. Though tens of thousands of women...
  • Revolt of the masses and Republican elite shock

    11/25/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Michael P. Gerace
    Republican elites and their billionaire donors are in a funk. They don’t know where to turn, who to support or what to do with their money. Fearing Trump and Carson, they crave an establishment candidate—though the ones available are flat tires. One complaint is that Trump and Carson lack the temperament and the experience to be president. This is an argument of weakness that belies elite befuddlement. The argument says nothing about policy—what elites want and why they don’t want what large numbers of Republicans want. Instead, they talk desperately about getting a candidate who might showcase a hefty resume...
  • Republican Elites Experienced Only in Failure

    11/25/2015 3:32:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Jonathon Mosely
    Latest polls show that Donald Trump is trusted more to deal with international terrorism than the squatters who refuse to leave Republican Party leadership posts. This is shocking to their narrow thinking. Their talking points tell them that voters are supposed to flock to a President with “experience” when the world gets dangerous. They have the talking points right there in front of them on their desk. Yet the voters aren’t following the script. What gives? Didn’t the grassroots read their talking points? Tone deaf, GOP officials keep pushing the stale old Christmas fruit cake with the texture of a...
  • Black Pastors Expected to Endorse Donald Trump

    11/25/2015 3:28:14 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Allen Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump will take the next step in his religious outreach effort next week when he announces the endorsement of a group of 100 African-American pastors and religious leaders at his Manhattan headquarters. The Republican presidential candidate has a private meeting with the group scheduled on Monday before they make their offer of support official, according to his campaign. The endorsement comes as Mr. Trump has faced criticism for stoking racial tension and has seen his support among evangelical Christians start to waver in polls as voters consider Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ben Carson. That tension was...
  • Obama signs defense bill but blasts Gitmo restrictions

    11/25/2015 1:40:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion annual defense policy bill, even though it includes language that hampers the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison. As a presidential candidate Obama pledged to close the controversial detention facility, but has been thwarted repeatedly by Congress, which opposes transferring detainees to the mainland United States. In a rare move, the president issued a signed statement blasting provisions in the bill intended to block the president from moving Guantanamo Bay prisoners to facilities within the U.S. "I am, however, deeply disappointed that the Congress has again failed to take productive action...
  • Report: US abortions continue to decline, down 4 pct in 2012

    11/25/2015 11:55:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | MIKE STOBBE | 54 minutes ago
    NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. abortions continue to fall, according to a new federal report released Wednesday. Federal statistics show abortions have been in a general decline for about 25 years. The number of reported abortions dropped 4 percent in 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. About 699,000 abortions were reported to the federal government that year. That's about 31,000 fewer than the year before. ... ...Declines were seen in states that have passed anti-abortion laws as well as in more liberal states.
  • Obama welcomes an Islamist Trojan horse: Consider who is selecting our refugees

    11/25/2015 11:39:03 AM PST · by taildragger · 14 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 11/24/2015 | Jeff Kuhner
    “President Obama is a threat to our country,” Donald Trump told me in a recent interview. He’s right. Mr. Obama now poses a clear and present danger to America. His stubborn insistence on resettling so-called “refugees” from Syria threatens to Balkanize our country and subvert it from within. The president is willing to potentially sacrifice countless Americans on the altar of liberal multiculturalism. He is gambling with our lives.
  • Anyone Who Would Use Terror as an Excuse to Subvert the Second Amendment Should Be Tarred(T)

    11/25/2015 9:58:43 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/23/2015 | Charles C Cooke
    Fans of mindless authoritarianism are having a pretty good month. The New York Times reports: Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters....
  • Column: Lax gun control to blame for increased violence, not religion

    11/25/2015 9:38:58 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jessica Suriano
    The real problem does not lie with these refugees seeking help from America. The real problem lies in the accessibility terrorists have to guns in this country. Rep. Tony Dale, a Republican congressman for the state of Texas, expressed that one of his top concerns about the refugee situation is how easy it is to buy a gun in his state. Dale is not wrong. The availability of guns for anyone in America, even legally, is nonsensical. According to the Government Accountability Office, between 2004 and 2014, 91 percent of the time suspected terrorists attempted to buy guns in America...
  • America's Slouch Towards Gomorrah, March to Socialism Can't Continue (Ted Cruz's Op-Ed)

    11/25/2015 8:50:22 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Stop me if you've heard this one before."This is the most important election of our lifetimes!"Washington politicians have been selling us that snake oil for as long as we can remember. And yet year-after-year, election-after-election, the parties in power may change but the results stay the same — the Washington Cartel wins and the American people lose.Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.The debt limit rises regardless of who wins. Middle class wages are stagnated regardless of who wins. Amnesty is championed regardless of who wins. The sanctity of life and marriage are abandoned regardless of who wins....
  • The Death of Free Speech

    11/25/2015 8:09:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Four in 10 young Americans have no idea what America is. That's the takeaway from a new Pew Research poll showing that 40 percent of Americans aged 18-34 say that the government should be able to prevent people from making "statements that are offensive to minority groups." This same group of young people has granted broad awareness to the culture of "microaggression" -- unintended slights taken as grave insults by their victims; they've also called for "trigger warnings," alerts that certain communications may dredge up unpleasant past memories or ideas. With such ghoulish cruelties haunting the most privileged generation in...
  • One-third of all Americans own a gun, it's time for TSA to stop discriminating

    11/25/2015 6:15:23 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    Associated press via ^ | November 24, 2015 | Diane Black
    If you have followed the news headlines lately, you know that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) – the bureaucracy responsible for ensuring the safety of our nation’s travelers – has seen better days. An internal investigation released in June found that the TSA had a stunning 96 percent failure rate in detecting weapons and fake explosives. More recently, a report from “The Today Show” revealed that NBC producers were able to pass airport security with Swiss army knives and box cutters in tow. Comforting, huh? While knives and weapons may make it past airport security all too often, your handgun...
  • Free Speech

    11/25/2015 5:28:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let's examine some of those principles by asking: What is the true test of one's commitment to free speech? Contrary to the widespread belief of tyrants among college students, professors and administrators, the true test of one's commitment to free speech does not come when one permits people to be free to express those ideas that he finds acceptable. The true test of one's commitment to free speech comes when he permits others to...