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  • Milwaukee election officials demean, intimidate observers, monitors claim

    10/24/2014 12:32:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-24-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Republican Party election observers monitoring in-person absentee voting at Milwaukee’s largest polling place say partisan election officials are shutting them out. Reports to Wisconsin Reporter from observers at the Zeidler Municipal Building in downtown Milwaukee detail the strict enforcement of the Democrat-heavy Milwaukee Election Commission’s edict keeping poll workers as far away from voters as a new state law will allow — eight feet. “I could neither see what any voters was providing for (proof of residency) nor hear the conversation between the election worker and the voter, who was then given a ballot,” one observer told...
  • Fetus-phobia has taken over the media

    10/24/2014 11:55:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/24/14 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    Every single day over 3,000 unborn children in the United States are brutally murdered by having their limbs literally torn and ripped apart.  This is the cold hard truth, and although every year there are hundreds of pro-life laws attempting to confront this dark reality legislatively, you will almost never hear a positive news story about pro-lifers. I believe that Heather and Brady's story needs to be heard and that the political media should be chastised for burying and distorting it. In the spring of 2013, I drafted and was one of the two proponents of the Colorado Brady...
  • Joni Ernst: My Gun Will Defend Me If Government Decides 'My Rights Are No Longer Important'

    10/24/2014 11:24:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | sam levine
    Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa, said during an NRA event in 2012 that she would use a gun to defend herself from the government.
  • Burke thought raiding transportation fund made ‘good sense’ before $680M shortfall (WI)

    10/24/2014 11:09:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-24-14 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke once gushed over former Gov. Jim Doyle raiding almost $1.4 billion from the segregated transportation fund to balance several state budgets, claiming the series of moves made good business sense. But after admitting last week those actions contributed to a projected $680 million shortfall in the transportation fund, Burke is trying to pretend she never fully supported those transfers. “When we collect revenue, particularly from the gas tax for a certain purpose, I think it’s reasonable to say that it stays there,” Burke told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters and the newspaper’s editorial...
  • Gun Control Group Continues Attempt To Bully Kroger Into Stripping Shoppers Of A Human Right

    10/24/2014 10:15:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Bob Owens
    Forbes reporter Clare O’Connor says that gun prohibitionist Shannon Watts and a small number of her followers from the citizen control group Moms Demand Action will attempt to bully Kroger shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Cincinnati next Wednesday. Members of local affiliates of the Michael Bloomberg-backed gun control groups Everytown and Moms Demand Action will be waiting near the supermarket chain’s Cincinnati headquarters on October 29th to confront investors and executives.
  • An Avalanche of Ballots in Colorado

    10/24/2014 10:02:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    Natonal Review ^ | 10-24-14 | Deroy Murdock
    The autumn skies are bright blue this afternoon in the Mile High City. The vistas of the nearby Rockies are as sublime as the mild breezes that amble down the street. And yet Marilyn Marks could not be more worried. She fears that Republican representative Cory Gardner could lose a U.S. Senate seat in the mail — literally. “Gardner got the Denver Post’s endorsement,” Marks tells me. “Amazing, and he has a real chance of winning. But this ‘100 percent absentee ballot’ disaster is likely to undermine every GOP candidate in a tight race,” adds Marks, a clean-vote advocate with...
  • EPA Chief Insists: 'People Overwhelmingly Consider Climate Change a Problem'

    10/24/2014 9:20:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    Recent polls put climate change low on the list of Americans' pressing concerns, but that's not how EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy sees it: "From all the recent public opinion work out there on climate change, what stands out to me is this: First, people overwhelmingly consider climate change a problem, and they want action. And second, what’s even more impressive, is the overwhelming support specifically for EPA action to curb carbon pollution from power plants."
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Lines Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, October 24,2014

    10/24/2014 8:53:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 181 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of fragrant,...
  • GOP: It's Probably in the Bag, but Stay Engaged

    10/24/2014 8:45:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    For crying out loud, GOP, please, please, please stand for something! There is a verse in the Bible that says, You are neither hot nor cold. You are lukewarm, and I spew you out of my mouth. Even God considers spineless, noncommittal, wimpy, lukewarm behavior distasteful. Conservative-leaning media and pundits all over TV are predicting that the GOP will win big in a week or so; a majority in the U.S. Senate is almost a done deal. However, I caution our side not to count our chickens before they hatch. Polls show that we have shaky narrow leads in some...
  • America: Your benefactor is never the state

    10/24/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Ilana Mercer
    The marketplace brings plenty; the state does the opposite. Yet not a day goes by when consumers, ignorant of the forces that feed, clothe, cure, employ, entertain them and innovate for them, don’t demand that those who’ve done nothing of the kind – the McCains, Obamas, Bushes, Clintons, Keith Alexanders, Lois Lerners, Eric Holders of the world – proceed with force against those who do nothing but. Expect the anti-Wal-Mart jousting to begin, because Wal-Mart has done it again. To fill the need created by the Obamacare wrecking ball, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is venturing into the business of providing primary...
  • What every LGBT "ally" needs to know

    10/24/2014 6:18:12 AM PDT · by mom of young patriots · 8 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 10-22-14 | Robert Lopez
    In this three-way conversation, three people whose lives have been impacted by same-sex parenting discuss how they have been treated by the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD after making their truthful stories public.
  • Jeanne Shaheen: President Obama New Hampshire visit doesn’t make sense

    10/24/2014 4:25:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    Pushed Thursday night on whether she would want President Barack Obama to campaign with her as she seeks a second term, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said it doesn’t make sense and Obama is “exactly where he needs to be” — in Washington. “We have a lot going on,” Shaheen said during an hourlong debate with Republican Scott Brown at NH1’s studio in Concord, which was broadcast live on WBIN-TV and was co-sponsored by CNN. “I don’t think it makes sense for the president to come to New Hampshire right now.” Shaheen doesn’t have a shortage of star power coming to...
  • Connecticut lawmakers call for more funding for commodity trading oversight (New Taxes)

    10/24/2014 3:00:53 AM PDT · by raybbr · 8 replies
    NHRegister ^ | 10/24/2014 | Luther Turmelle
    portland >> U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, and Joe Courtney, D-2, want to give the federal agency charged with regulating commodities trading a more reliable revenue stream. The two lawmakers said Thursday they are introducing the Wall Street Accountability Through Sustainable Funding Act. The legislation calls for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to be funded through transaction fees. Currently, the regulatory agency is funded through a general legislative appropriation, DeLauro said. That has led to the agency’s funding becoming a political football, she said.“For the past three years, Congress has starved the CFTC of resources,” DeLauro said. “That hurts...
  • Family, friends of Thomas Duncan protest outside hospital

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Oct 23, 2014 9:46 PM CDT | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has admitted that mistakes were made in the treatment of the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Duncan, and his family members have been very critical of the hospital since his death. Some family members and friends went to Presbyterian to stage a silent protest Thursday night. The silent protest boiled over into strong emotions, with some speaking out about their feelings.
  • Open Letter from Lt. Governor Dan Forest regarding NC Marriage Amendment

    10/23/2014 10:43:24 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 10 replies
    NCPoliticalNews.com ^ | Oct. 22, 2014 | Editor
    All I have to say is: God Bless MY Lt. Gov. (the man who I want as our ~next~ NC Governor). Looks like we finally have someone with guts who understands the true role of Federalism!! Just goes to show (along with the ruling yesterday out of Puerto Rico-along with their public rally for real marriage). That it's not too late on this issue!
  • WH: States to Decide What to Do If West African Travelers Don’t Self-Report Ebola Symptoms

    10/23/2014 8:24:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Individuals from West African nations who travel to airports in six U.S. states will be tracked for 21 days for signs of Ebola, but it will be up to individual states to decide what to do if these travelers fail to self-report, the White House said Wednesday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest called it “an additional layer that will be based upon an effort to share information with state and local health authorities so they can put in place the measures that they believe would be most effective in protecting the populations of their states.” Screening has already...
  • Union enrollment plummets for Wisconsin teachers under tough law

    10/23/2014 7:45:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Teachers in Wisconsin's public schools have learned a major lesson from the state's landmark 2011 law neutering public sector unions, with more than a third dropping out of their labor organization. Given no choice but to join and pay dues to the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) for decades, teachers have for the last three years been able to opt out. And that is what tens of thousands have done as a result of Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, also known as Act 10. “Given the evidence, it shows that the union's hold is softening," Patrick Wright, vice...
  • Iowa Press U.S. Congress Fourth District Debate (Steve King)

    10/23/2014 7:23:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Youtube ^ | IowaPublicTelevision
    Rep. Steve King, (R-Kiron) and Jim Mowrer, (D-Boone) Thursday, October 23 Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Rob Maness claims GOP coercing his supporters into backing Bill Cassidy (Mississippi 2.0)

    10/23/2014 5:51:22 PM PDT · by lward99 · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Cole Avery
    "It's obvious that we're seeing a concerted and coordinated effort to smear Rob Maness," said Michael Byrne, Maness' campaign manager. "Roger Villere and the LAGOP are doing the bidding of the D.C. Republican-establishment and using Chicago-style tactics to coerce young, enthusiastic, conservatives to say things that they have privately admitted they don't really believe." The Maness campaign said Ward was pressured into switching from Maness to Cassidy so the Republican Party would support his candidacy for school board. Ward sent a Facebook message to Maness supporter Shawn Cronan on Oct. 10 that read: "Shawn, as you know I am running...
  • Military immigrant program halted

    10/23/2014 5:27:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    A popular military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills is now stuck in bureaucratic limbo — after the Pentagon announced last month it would begin allowing some young immigrants without legal status into the program. Army officials confirmed Thursday that the program, called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, has been suspended while the service tries to finalize screening procedures for the immigrants who want to enlist. (SNIP) And a new requirement instituted in 2012 mandates that all MAVNI applicants go through a high-level security check, called a single-scope background investigation. But DACA recipients would not be able...
  • Nelson Hunt the man who took silver to $50 in 1980 dies aged 88

    10/23/2014 4:46:30 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 3 replies
    SilverSeek.Com ^ | 10/23/2014
    Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texan oil billionaire whose cornering of the silver market in the late 70s took the silver price to what is still its all-time high of $50 an ounce has died at the age of 88 in a care home. In the oil boom of the 1980s Mr. Hunt was reckonned to be the world’s richest man, a title held by Bill Gates founder of Microsoft today. Apart from his huge oil investments Mr. Hunt diversified into cattle, race horses, land and other real estate, sugar, banks, art, a pizza chain as well as most famously silver....
  • The Bottom Line on Climate Change Costs

    10/23/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | by Peter Getty
    The recent report published by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, an organization aimed at helping the world's societies to combat the effects of climate change, suggests that the costs of combating climate change are considerably lower than widespread opinion has suggested. The study tells us that between 2015 and 2030, nations are expected to invest roughly $90 trillion in urban, land-use and energy infrastructure. The report suggests that implementing the fixes necessary to transition to entirely sustainable sources of energy would amount to 4 trillion. So, this amounts to 5% increase of the total amount that is...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 23,2014

    10/23/2014 2:54:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 23, 2014 | 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
  • Who Are the 5 Pastors in the Houston Sermon Subpoena Scandal? Here are their names and background

    10/23/2014 2:48:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Samuel Smith
    Although much has been reported regarding the ethics and legality behind the city of Houston's subpoena of five Houston-area pastors that had asked them to turn over all of their sermons that address homosexuality, gender identity, and the city's first openly-lesbian mayor, little attention has been given to who those five pastors actually are and the ministries they operate.Although those five pastors, Steve Riggle, David Welch, Hernan Castaño, Khanh Huynh and Magda Hermida, were not technically parties of the lawsuit against the city's new equal rights ordinance that sparked the need for the subpoenas, they all participated in the coalition...
  • 'Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois

    10/23/2014 2:31:14 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 43 replies
    LiveLeak, Watchdog.org ^ | unknown (very recent) | unknown
    CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.” The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While...
  • Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Successor

    10/23/2014 2:26:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 242 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/23/2014 | KARYN BRUGGEMAN
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent the early part of the 2014 midterms traveling the country endorsing conservative candidates in Republican primary races, hoping to leave her mark on the future of the GOP. But on Wednesday, Palin rebuked her Republican successor in her home state, endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, who is running on a "unity ticket" with Democratic running mate Byron Mallott, instead. Palin's endorsement goes against her former lieutenant governor, Gov. Sean Parnell, who assumed office in 2009 when Palin abruptly resigned and is embroiled in a highly contested race for reelection to a second full...
  • Ted Cruz: Attacks in Ottawa, Jerusalem ‘stark reminders’ radical Islam not confined to Middle East

    10/23/2014 12:53:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said the attack in Canada and a separate hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem Wednesday are reminders that “radical Islamic terrorism” is not confined to the Middle East and likened the shooting death of a soldier in Ottawa to the 2009 attack at Fort Hood, Texas.“Our great and good friends in Canada and Israel were targeted because both countries share the same core principles of tolerance and freedom that we in America hold so dear — and which are hated by the vicious terrorists whose ultimate goal is to destroy us all,” said Mr. Cruz, a possible...
  • Obama Administration Wants High Schools to Teach Government Lesson Plans on How to Eat

    10/23/2014 12:12:55 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has written four lesson plans aimed at teaching students how to eat, and is encouraging schools around the country to teach these plans to kids in high school. The lesson plans are being paired with a new online tool called “SuperTracker,” which lets students input all the food they eat all day to better track their weight and their eating habits. The tool also tracks their physical activities each day. The lesson plans, which USDA presented as a 67-page online textbook for teachers, includes certificates that can be given to students who use the SuperTracker...
  • [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers

    10/23/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Eric C
    [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers
  • Nevada rancher Bundy makes campaign pitch

    10/23/2014 11:47:24 AM PDT · by redreno · 4 replies
    The Southern Nevada rancher who was criticized earlier this year for suggesting black people were better off as slaves is raising eyebrows again. Cliven Bundy appears in a campaign ad to elect an African-American man to Congress, saying he ought to be able to say what he wants without being labeled a racist. Third-party candidate Kamau Bakari appeared alongside Bundy and posted the video online last week. It’s since attracted more than 50,000 views on YouTube.
  • Super Model Chrissy Teigen Uses Canadian Parliament Shooting to Criticize Guns in US

    10/23/2014 11:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies
    gunssavelives.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Super Model Chrissy Teigen put her foot in her mouth a bit following the shooting at Canada’s Parliament this morning. The model took to Twitter to attempt to use the incident to criticize the US for its gun culture, however she basically just ended up pissing off everyone in existence.
  • Nevada opposes new arguments in gay rights case

    10/23/2014 11:42:45 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    Nevada will oppose an effort by opponents of same-sex marriages to get the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments to ban gay marriage in the Silver State, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday. The Republican governor provided a quick answer to an appeals court call for briefs within three weeks from the state and an advocacy group that won the right to gay marriage on behalf of eight Nevada same-sex couples. Sandoval said Nevada will oppose the petition by the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage.
  • Canada's Difficult Relationship With Long Guns

    10/23/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Adam Chandler
    ".....She also warned of a rise in the use of long guns: “There will be a proliferation of these guns," she said. "If these guns fall into the wrong hands, you get 20 dead kids like you did at Newtown."
  • Why The GOP Prefers Establishment Losers To Tea Party Losers

    10/23/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/23/14 | Matt Lewis
    I’m starting to hear rumblings that, if he wins his Colorado senate race, Rep. Cory Gardner will be the model candidate used by the Republicans as an example for how to win. In some respects this makes sense. Having backed away from the controversial personhood amendment — and now advocating over-the-counter birth control — he has blunted the “war on women” attacks, and seems poised for victory in a tough state. A few years ago, such a shift might have been difficult to maneuver. But instead of being labeled a sellout by conservatives, Gardner is being praised by National Review...
  • War on marijuana unconstitutional, doctors testify in federal court Monday

    10/23/2014 10:51:04 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 104 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | David Downs
    The U.S. government claims marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no medical benefits. But that claim will be up for debate Monday in California when a federal judge is scheduled to hear testimony from doctors that conclude the opposite. Doctors Carl Hart, Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, retired physician Phillip Denny, and Greg Carter, Medical Director of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, Washington will testify Monday that marijuana — real name, “cannabis” — is not the demon drug the federal government makes it out to be. Accepted science does not justify the listing of cannabis as...
  • Senate Update: There’s A 47 Percent Chance The 2014 Midterms Will Go To Overtime

    10/23/2014 10:25:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | October 23, 2014 | By HARRY ENTEN
    Republicans are 66 percent favorites to win a Senate majority, according to the latest FiveThirtyEight Senate forecast. New polls confirmed GOP advantages in Arkansas and Colorado, and a generic ballot survey from AP-GfK found Republicans up 8 percentage points — an unusually large lead. But — as I’ve written before — there’s a good chance we won’t know who controls the next Senate when the sun rises on Nov. 5. As of Tuesday’s model run, there is a 53 percent chance we’ll be able to project Senate control near Nov. 4; 47 percent of the time, the midterms go to...
  • Iowa TV Station Rejects Anti-Republican Ad For Showing Dead Ebola Bodies

    10/23/2014 10:17:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/23/14 | Patrick Howley
    Iowa television station KWWL-Waterloo rejected a liberal ad that showed dead and bloody Ebola bodies to illustrate its accusation that Republican-supported budget cuts contributed to the Ebola outbreak. The Agenda Project Action Fund commercial, entitled “Republican Cuts Kill Part II: Joni Ernst Wants to Cut,” targeted Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst and depicted “exposed dead (and sometimes bleeding) bodies,” according to KWWL. The station rejected the ad Thursday after it aired twice on other Iowa stations. The Agenda Project Action Fund, the political arm of activist Erica Payne’s New York-based Agenda Project, played on the Democratic narrative that Republicans...
  • Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY Governor

    10/23/2014 9:43:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 23, 2014 | BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for a second term. Clinton appeared Thursday at a Manhattan rally with the Democratic incumbent and his pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul. Clinton says Cuomo is the "right leader at the right time." The rally was run by the Woman's Equality Party, a political organization founded by Cuomo.
  • Hospitals battle state over emergency care for undocumented immigrants

    10/23/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Tampabay.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | by Kathleen McGrory
    TALLAHASSEE — A coalition of Florida hospitals is challenging a state policy on emergency care for undocumented immigrants. Hospitals in states that participate in Medicaid, the joint state-federal health insurance program, are required to treat undocumented immigrants in emergency medical situations. In Florida, hospitals are reimbursed for those services by AHCA. AHCA used to pay for all emergency care for undocumented immigrants deemed "medically necessary," according to a petition filed in the Division of Administrative Hearings last week by the hospitals. But since 2010, the agency has been paying only to the point of "alleviation" or "stabilization." The hospitals argue...
  • EPA review board finds 'strong scientific support' for water rule

    10/23/2014 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 23, 2014 | By Tim Devaney
    The Environmental Protection Agency's controversial water rule passed a crucial test Thursday, gaining the approval of the agency's internal review board. The EPA's Science Advisory Board noted in a peer review of the rule that there is "strong scientific support" for the agency's proposed Waters of the U.S. regulation. The panel was reviewing the EPA's draft report on the connectivity of waterways around the country. "The report should also clearly indicate that the definitions used for rivers, streams, and wetlands are scientific, rather than legal or regulatory definitions," the board wrote.
  • Obama: They Still Don't Get Who He is (great piece!)

    10/23/2014 9:00:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/23/14 | Lloyd Marcus
    Over twenty nations and counting have a travel ban to stop the spread of Ebola. Senators, Congressmen, radio talk show hosts and assorted pundits on both sides of the aisle are clamoring for President Obama to implement a travel ban from Ebola hot zone countries. Stopping potential Ebola carriers from entering our country is only common sense. I chuckled upon hearing Bill O'Reilly say that when one more American is reported to be infected, Obama will surely implement a travel ban. Even after six years, Mr. O'Reilly is still credulous about who Obama truly is. Remember the programmed cyborg assassin...
  • Most Government-Sponsored Research Is Simply Wasteful, But "Truthy" Is Menacing To Boot

    10/23/2014 8:57:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 22, 2014 | George Leef
    The federal government has become a vast cornucopia for people who know how to play the system. If you do, you can enjoy showers of money for doing things that few if any Americans would willingly pay for. Just to point to a recent instance that made headlines, after Democrats griped that the Center for Disease Control had been crippled in its ability to deal with Ebola because of budget cuts, quite a few writers scrutinized the research that the CDC had been paying for. As Michael Tanner of Cato Institute showed in this column, CDC bureaucrats have been funding...
  • Karl Rove's Strategic Concealment Initiative

    10/23/2014 8:56:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/23/14 | Timothy Birdnow
    Karl Rove has come under fire for masterminding the Bush Administration policy of hiding the discovery of stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Rove, along with Bush, had a policy befitting a schoolyard bully victim, and he no doubt believed the argument was lost and didn't want to reopen old wounds. Apparently soldiers in Iraq were under strict orders not to talk about the many canisters of mustard gas and nerve gas found hidden by Saddam Hussein's regime. The principle argument in defense of this practice is that it was intended to keep these weapons out of the...
  • Battle begins for NRSC chair

    10/23/2014 8:48:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/21/14 | MANU RAJU and ANNA PALMER
    The midterm elections aren’t over yet, but that hasn’t stopped early chatter among senators over who will lead the Senate Republican campaign arm for the 2016 cycle. Sens. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Dean Heller of Nevada have been working behind the scenes to let allies know they are interested in taking over as the next head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to five sources familiar with the discussions. Heller has talked about the plum post with Republican lobbyists, according to a source familiar with the conversations. Several Republican sources said that Wicker has expressed interest in taking...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 23, 2014

    10/23/2014 8:44:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 109 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 23, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of fragrant,...
  • Energy Cost Rise: A Pledge Obama (Unfortunately) Kept

    10/23/2014 8:24:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    investors.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | editorial
    Inflation: We've chastised President Obama many times for failing to live up to promises he made when running for the office. So in fairness, we want to credit him for fulfilling one of them: his pledge to raise energy costs. In early 2008, candidate Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that "under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." Obama was referring to his plan to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, which would, among other things, effectively choke off coal as an energy source. He was just as fond of high gasoline prices, telling CNBC in June 2008 — as gas...
  • "What's Worse Than Ebola? A Brain-dead Polity

    10/23/2014 8:22:35 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 3 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | October 23, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    It’s been an October of surprises. As U.S. health officials’ mistake-riddled handling of the deadly Ebola virus topped newscasts, the Denver Post editorial board captured headlines for its denunciation of Sen. Mark Udall’s campaign tactics, helping subdue the fevered politics that’s plagued us. Insisting that Udall ­— dubbed “Mark Uterus” — Think Again about his fixation on gynecological issues while “a great deal is at stake,” the Post’s endorsement of challenger Cory Gardner injected truth serum into a poisonously dishonest election season. Noting Udall’s lack of leadership in Washington and his “obnoxious one-issue campaign” in Colorado, the Post contends that...
  • Economists See Limited Gains in G.O.P. Plan

    10/23/2014 8:10:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | By JACKIE CALMES
    WASHINGTON — Anticipating a takeover of Congress, Republicans have assembled an economic agenda that reflects their small-government, antiregulation philosophy, but also suggests internal divisions that could hinder a united front against President Obama — much as happened in the 1990s, when a Republican-led Congress confronted President Bill Clinton. The proposals would mainly benefit energy industries, reduce taxes and regulations for businesses generally, and continue the attack on the Affordable Care Act. It is a mix that leaves many economists, including several conservatives, underwhelmed. “But,” added Mr. Slaughter, who served on President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, “it just...
  • Free Speech Victory Vindicates Governor Scott Walker, Conservatives

    10/23/2014 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    A free speech courage award should go to U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa for his recent ruling blocking the enforcement of part of Wisconsin's campaign finance law that prohibits “coordinated issue advocacy” between outside groups and candidates. Liberal, overzealous Badger State prosecutors have tried to use a very subjective interpretation of the law as justification for their four-year, failed witch hunt to try and bring down Governor Scott Walker and his allies.Earlier this year, the same Judge Randa ordered a shut-down of the nefarious so-called “John Doe” investigation – a secret probe launched in 2012 by partisan Democrat District Attorney...
  • Politico's Poll and Conservative Strength: Conservatives Still Vastly Outnumber Liberals in America

    10/23/2014 7:38:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Every national poll by every recognized polling organization shows that conservatives dramatically outnumber liberals in America. For a covertly leftist establishment media, complete with organs of subtle propaganda and selective misinformation, the best strategy for handling the uncomfortable fact of a conservative majority in America is to hide or at least contort it. Treating conservatives like a despised minority is the very heart of leftist demonology. The left purports to represent America and claims vast powers because it is the champion of ordinary people. Terms like “radical right wing” and “extreme conservative” are the essence of leftist rhetoric. It is...