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  • Lerner Wanted DOJ to Prosecute Tea Party

    04/16/2014 11:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Katie Pavlich at Town Hall.com: "According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for 'lying' about political activity." So Eric Holder and Lois Lerner not only are liars, they're in cahoots. Lois Lerner was asking the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute people like Catherine Engelbrecht. This woman, this Lerner, this is a witch. This is a...
  • The Donald Donates to Cruz: The real estate mogul doles out cash to the fiery Texan

    04/16/2014 8:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 16, 2014 | David Catanese
    Donald Trump is showing his cards in the early 2016 sweepstakes – and he's betting on Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The New York real estate mogul donated $5,000 to the Texas senator's leadership PAC during the first quarter, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. Cruz's PAC, called the Jobs, Growth & Freedom Fund, took in far fewer receipts than the PACs of his potential White House rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. It took in only about $23,000 in contributions and then added approximately another $120,000 in transfers from other committees and rebates. Comparatively,...
  • The IRS Scandal's Smoking Gun?

    04/16/2014 7:50:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 4-16-2014 | Peter Roff
    April 16, 2014 The IRS Scandal's Smoking Gun? A suspicious email could confirm Lois Lerner's culpability in recent IRS abuses. Peter Roff The so-called “smoking gun” proving the Internal Revenue Service played politics with conservative groups seeking official non-profit, social welfare status over the last several years may finally have been found. In a rash of documents provided under the Freedom of Information Act to Judicial Watch, a non-partisan public interest law group, is an April 2013 email written by David Fish, acting manager of IRS Exempt Organizations Technical Guidance and Quality Assurance and sent to, among others, former IRS...
  • Bloomberg's New Campaign: More Gun Control Needed for Gun-Owning Parents

    04/16/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 16, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 16th – the same day Michael Bloomberg told NBC's Today show that his gun control push "isn't gun control" – he released a new ad targeting parents who have kids in the home yet own guns. The ad is an emotional appeal aimed at building support for new gun control restrictions on gun owners with kids in the home, specifically focused on having guns in the home locked up. In the ad, a young girl and her brother play hide and seek. The girl hides in her parents' closet and finds a pistol that the parents kept in...
  • Ron Paul: Rand Will Get Hit with Disadvantages in Presidential Bid for Being My Son

    04/16/2014 7:43:00 PM PDT · by This Just In · 56 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World" with Neil Cavuto former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discussed the IRS targeting his organization when Cavuto asked, "Well, i don't want to be cynical Congressman, do you think any of this might have a thing or two to do with your son possibly running for president? "
  • Babies Just 15 Months Old Show Racial Bias When Picking Playmates

    04/16/2014 7:29:51 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4/16/14
    Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the...
  • Shannon touts Cruz endorsement in US Senate race

    04/16/2014 6:59:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    KTUL.com ^ | Apr 16, 2014 12:57 PM PDT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Shannon's race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.Shannon campaign consultant Trebor Worthen told The Associated Press Wednesday that Cruz has endorsed Shannon and is set to appear at a rally in Tulsa along with former Alaska Gov. and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.Palin and Lee endorsed Shannon previously.
  • Ted Cruz endorses T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma

    04/16/2014 6:34:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | BURGESS EVERETT
    Ted Cruz waded into a contested open-seat primary in Oklahoma on Wednesday, endorsing former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon over Rep. James Lankford. Though Cruz has shied away from endorsing Republican Senate incumbents locked in contested primaries, the Texas Republican had no qualms backing Shannon, who is increasingly drawing support from the Republican Party’s right flank in his bid to take the seat of retiring Sen. Tom Coburn.
  • Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    04/16/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/15/14
    SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island. “The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint and fortunately a teacher immediately confiscated the flag and took the students out of the gym,” Cregan said. The...
  • Lunch with Karl Rove, for $5

    04/16/2014 6:18:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | Dylan Byers
    You've seen him on Fox News or read his seasoned opinions in The Wall Street Journal. He's one of the most prominent GOP strategists and a powerful voice for conservatives across the country.
  • The Armed Rebellion on a Nevada Cattle Ranch Could Be Just the Start (As biased as you might think)

    04/16/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Alex Altman
    The Feds may have set a troubling precedent by allowing a Nevada rancher and his band of armed followers to win a standoff with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The rancher refused to pay more than $1 million in fines for letting his cows graze on government land It could have been a catastrophe. For several days last week, hundreds of angry protesters faced off with federal workers on an arid ranch near Bunkerville, Nev. Militiamen squatted among the sagebrush and crouched on a highway overpass, cradling guns and issuing barely veiled threats at the government officials massed behind...
  • Back any candidate you want as long as it’s one of these three

    04/16/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | Ann Coulter
    As those of you who follow my hate mail know, I am opposed to running untested candidates against perfectly good incumbent Republican senators this election cycle. It will be a long time before Republicans have as good a year as this to win a Senate majority. Unfortunately, we have idiots doing the idiot thing, pretending to be “tea partiers,” while challenging sitting Republican senators over fairly minor ideological differences.
  • Beware The Increasing Militarization Of Government

    04/16/2014 5:44:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Federal Fire Power: Instead of putting a lien on the property of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, the Bureau of Land Management surrounded his ranch with 200 armed agents. It's not the only agency with a private army. Back in 2008, candidate Barack Obama slipped a little-noticed line in a speech, proposing a national police force reporting straight to him. "We cannot continue to rely only on our military," he said. "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." As our military is slowly decimated by his policies and budget...
  • Slogging forward on climate change

    04/16/2014 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Expect a certain part of our political class to insist that man-made climate change is not consensus science, and that until it is, nothing should be done. The problem there is obvious: By the time all the skeptics are persuaded, it will be too late for an effective response. In that regard, climate change poses a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Evidence of BLM’s Deadly Abuse of Animals Taken from Bundy Ranch

    04/16/2014 4:53:06 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 24 replies
    21st Century Wire ^ | April 16, 2014 | 21wire
    …Nevada Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore has released new shocking information and images which document the horrors which BLM agents have inflicted on previously happy and healthy livestock. During a live radio broadcast of The Pete Santilli Show on GNM, Fiore reveals new details of “the BLM’s method of herding where they have slaughtered horses and cows. This time we have video of it, and pictures of it.” . “I did post the first picture of one cow who was shot in the back of the head from a helicopter (photo above).” . I personally helped save a calf who still had...
  • This Incredible New Footage Shows How Close Bundy Standoff Came To A Massacre

    04/16/2014 4:38:20 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 164 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04/16/2014 | Tom Hinchey
    This Incredible New Footage Shows How Close Bundy Standoff Came To A Massacre The inside story of how one New Yorker may have kept the Bundy protestors from a bloody end Documentary filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch was at the Bundy Ranch front line and has never seen that type of force at the border where drugs and people are routinely smuggled across.
  • Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation

    04/16/2014 4:10:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Richard Cowan
    Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced. "I urge House Republicans to listen to the will of the American people and bring immigration reform to the House floor for a vote," Obama said. Obama has warned that a failure by Congress to pass legislation could prompt him to look for ways to use his executive powers to make some limited advances on U.S. immigration policy.
  • Italian court rules that Tuscan city must accept gay ‘marriage’ contracted in New York

    04/16/2014 2:59:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 16, 2014 | HILARY WHITE
    ROME, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A court in the Tuscan city of Grosseto has ordered the city council to accept the “marriage” of two men, the first time such a union has been given juridical recognition in Italy. Giancarlo Cerrelli, vice president of the Catholic Lawyer’s Guild, says the ruling is a “creative judgment that takes no account of the Civil Code and the jurisprudence of the European Union.” Two homosexual men, Giuseppe Chigiotti and Stefano Bucci, contracted a legal “marriage” ceremony in New York in December last year, then returned to Italy and filed a suit against the...
  • A Frankenstein Constitution

    04/16/2014 2:47:01 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 43 replies
    A common concern among Article V opponents is fear that a convention of the states to propose constitutional amendments will result in an oppressive constitution. All we need to do is enforce the constitution we have. Elect the right people to implement our written constitution and all will be well. As logical and appealing as that approach appears to be, it ignores some horrible realities, and actually promotes our headlong dive into tyranny, for the anti-constitution, the unwritten Frankenstein constitution rules. First, aside from the occasional heat politicians take from an outraged populace, our legislative and executive branches in the...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 16,2014

    04/16/2014 2:45:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 16, 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 TyrannyWelcome 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
  • Cantor says Obama ‘not sincere’ on immigration reform

    04/16/2014 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | April 16, 2014
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday said he had a phone call with President Barack Obama on the topic of immigration reform. It didn’t sound like it was a particularly friendly conversation. Cantor issued a statement saying, in part: The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together. After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a...
  • Immigration Reform in a Republican-Controlled Senate, Pt. 2

    04/16/2014 2:18:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The numbers count of any likely GOP Senate majority in the new Congress suggests that real immigration reform is by no means a forgone conclusion. Indeed, it could be rather iffy. The ratio of Democrats to Republicans is important, as is control of the Senate. And the actual composition of the crucial Senate committees matters as well, and that certainly includes the Senate Judiciary that has primary (but shared) jurisdiction over immigration legislation. As it stands now, of the eight Republican members of the Judiciary Committee, two were original members of the 2013 "Gang of Eight."
  • Bundy Ranch: We Came Risking Never Coming Home

    04/16/2014 2:15:06 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 15, 2014 | NextNewsNetwork
    In this Next News exclusive Stewart Rhodes speaks to one of the Marine Veterans who traveled a great distance to defend the Bundy Ranch from Federal Tyranny.
  • GOP right: Where’s the Obamacare replacement bill?

    04/16/2014 1:57:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/16/2014 | By Russell Berman
    Top House conservatives are pressuring Republican leaders to bring an ObamaCare replacement bill to a vote by the August recess. Conservatives cheered when Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) pledged a vote during the House GOP’s annual retreat in January, viewing the commitment as a central element of the party’s vow to be “the alternative party” and not merely stand in opposition to President Obama. Yet 10 weeks later, party leaders have given no indication when they might present a plan or what form it will take. Conservatives like Rep. Steve Scalise (La.), chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), are...
  • Facing Resignation Calls, Mississippi GOP Chairman Dubs Tea Party Leaders 'Fanatical'

    04/16/2014 12:49:44 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The chairman of the Mississippi GOP, Joe Nosef,  reacted angrily to Tea Party groups calling for his resignation this week, accusing one local activist of secretly working to elect Democrats and saying some “fanatical” Tea Party groups could jeopardize the GOP's hold on a senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the nation, according to emails obtained by Breitbart News. In the emails, Joe Nosef, the chairman of the Mississippi Republican party, told Mississippi Tea Party president Janis Lane that “help[ing] Democrats win...appears to be your goal.” Nosef also emailed to a list of Republicans that the...
  • Ted Cruz faces 2016 skeptics in South Carolina

    04/16/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/16/2014 | By MANU RAJU
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — It didn’t take much for Ted Cruz to bring a crowd of conservatives to its feet here. By the time the Texas Republican senator finished speaking Tuesday night, an adoring audience hailed Cruz and his no-compromise, combative style of conservatism that has made him the scourge of the GOP establishment but a hero of the tea party. “Liberty is under assault today like never before,” Cruz said, pacing the stage like a televangelist. But even in deep-red South Carolina, a well-received speech full of Cruz’s signature flair is no guarantee that the firebrand politician could win the...
  • Lindsey Graham’s Poll Position: Very Vulnerable

    04/16/2014 12:10:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 4/16/14
    INCUMBENT LIBERAL MAY WIN GOP NOD, BUT CHALLENGES LOOM … Big government backer Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) is likely to win the GOP nomination for another term in the U.S. Senate when South Carolina “Republicans” go to the polls in June. In fact the liberal lawmaker may claim the GOP nomination outright – without having to compete in a two-week runoff election (in South Carolina, major party candidates who fail to receive more than 50 percent of the vote on the primary ballot must face off against their nearest competitor in a head-to-head runoff matchup two weeks later). But just because...
  • SENATOR BOOKER’S TALES COULD MAKE HIM VULNERABLE

    04/16/2014 12:01:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 14, 2014 | Mark Impomeni
    Newark, April 10–New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D) may be headed for a more difficult reelection campaign this fall than many political professionals seem to think. The reason: the mainstream press, which has been his biggest booster, is now beginning to question not only his veracity but his competence as Newark mayor, which recently took a hit from a report issued by the state comptroller. When he announced his intention to seek a Senate seat, Booker was considered a shoo-in. But the Senate campaign turned out to be no coronation. Although polls in early August had Booker with a 35-point...
  • Judge Overturns North Dakota Ban on Abortions After Six Weeks

    04/16/2014 11:51:37 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    A federal judge has overturned a law the North Dakota legislature passed to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. At 22 days into pregnancy, before most women know they are pregnant, unborn children complete the development of their heart to the point that a heartbeat begins and the bill would stop abortions at that point. The law was meant to ban abortions when the unborn babies heartbeat begins but would have been applied at six weeks of pregnancy. Some pro-life groups were not on board with the legislation, not because they oppose banning abortions but out of a concern...
  • Federal government is America's biggest real-estate tycoon

    04/16/2014 11:42:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Lebanon Daily News ^ | 04/16/2014 | Rahn Forney
    I have never paid close attention to the massive federal Bureau of Land Management. I'm an East Coast guy; never been West, where the BLM is a much, much bigger name, and, for some, a bigger headache. The BLM, according to its website, tends to a huge amount of turf: 258 million surface acres of the United States. It sees to the mineral rights of 700 million acres. The latter number is 13 percent of the total land acreage of the United States. Yet, by its own count, BLM only manages 40 percent of the territory actually owned by the...
  • Why does federal government own 84% of Nevada and what can Reid do to give it back?

    04/16/2014 11:38:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 04/16/2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Many say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could easily arrange for his home state to get back most of the 84 percent of Nevada territory owned and controlled by the federal government. So does the Democrat represent the interests of Nevada, or does he put the interests of the U.S. government and the Democratic Party over his own stateÂ’s needs?Nevada would get what it deserves if Reid drafted a measure to treat Nevada the same way as other states. The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives would eagerly vote to treat Nevada like a grown-up. Instead, Reid runs the U.S. Senate...
  • President Obama’s Bogus Voting Rights Claims

    04/16/2014 11:17:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | April 16, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky & Peter McGinley
    Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009. The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 voting rights cases—and as former Voting Section lawyer Christian Adams points out, only 13 were related to protecting minority voting rights. And, with respect to some of the cases in which the department has been involved, it lost spectacularly—such as its false claim that South Carolina’s voter ID law was discriminatory. Perhaps...
  • BEHIND ENEMY LINES: Hi-Res Images of BLM War Zone Exposes Fed’s Military Fiasco at Bundy Ranch

    04/16/2014 11:05:04 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 246 replies
    21st Century Wire ^ | April 14, 2014 | 21wire
    New images of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy’s tense standoff with the Federal Bureau of Land Mangement (BLM) on Saturday afternoon reveal how the armed agency’s military operation configured to forcefully engage Bundy cowboys and their supporters who sought to liberate federally confiscated cattle over the weekend. These exclusive images were taken by a GMN photographer positioned right above the action on the Southbound side of Interstate 15 near Bunkerville, Nevada. Despite the BLM being instructed to leave the Bundy Ranch and Gold Butte area earlier that morning, the agency still insisted had a legal right to be there and that...
  • Terri Lynn Land maintains lead in poll for Carl Levin’s Senate seat (6 points!)

    04/16/2014 10:56:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 4/15/14
     Terri Lynn Land continues to enjoy a six point lead in the race for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Carl Levin. This is according to a poll conducted on April 9 and distributed this morning by Mitchell Research and Communications with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.56%. When asked if the election were being held today would you be voting for Republican Terri Lynn Land or Democrat Gary peters 44% responded Land while 38% answered Peters. A total of 18% were undecided. Both Land and Peters seem to be attending to keep the...
  • Terry Lynn Land (R) now ahead of Gary Peters (D) in RCP average for Michigan-SEN.

    04/16/2014 10:53:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    moelane.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Moe Lane
    The latest Mitchell Research poll has Land up six (44/38) over Peters; a previous Mitchell poll had her behind by one. This is enough to put her in front, overall; toss out the partisan polls and Terry Lynn Rand is ahead by rather more. Looking at the rend line… well, Gary Peters can’t just seem to catch fire. And I don’t think that the governor’s race is going to help, either: as of this moment Rick Snyder is decently ahead, and in a comfortable place for a Republican governor in a blue state. Hmm. Snyder needs a little work on...
  • CNN: Landrieu Ad with Fake Footage Is 'Blowing Up in Her Face'

    04/16/2014 10:42:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 97 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/16/14
    On CNN's "Inside Politics" host John King and panel discuss Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) taking heat for reenacting a Senate hearing using actors because Senate rules prohibit using video ...
  • What I learned as a liberal talking head on Fox News

    04/16/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/16/2014 | Sally Kohn
    For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me: Though Sean Hannity or Sarah Palin and I disagree profoundly on politics – they're personable, kind, and human. If you want to persuade people, you can’t demonize them. In the fall of 2013, I gave a TED talk on what I learned as a progressive, on-air talking head at Fox News, where I worked for two years before leaving and joining my current home, CNN. After all, one of the most frequent questions I was asked during my time...
  • If Sebelius Runs for Senate, isn't Milton Wolf better positioned to put Obamacare on trial?

    04/16/2014 10:34:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 4/16/14 | William Jacobson
    Pat Roberts voted to confirm Sebelius. As soon as Kathleen Sebelius resigned as Secretary of HHS, my first thought was, hmm, wonder if she’ll run for Senate in Kansas. Apparently I’m not the only one thinking about that, Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge. Ms. Sebelius is...
  • Does Cliven Bundy Have Something Called “Prescriptive Rights”

    04/16/2014 10:09:55 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 72 replies
    Swann ^ | April 16, 2014 | Ben Swann
    [snip]“I asked why you didn’t put a lien against the cattle?” Devlin asked the BLM. “They hadn’t thought about that but they are considering it now”
  • Judge Stays Most of Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling

    04/16/2014 10:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/16/2014 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal. Judge Timothy Black stayed his ruling ordering Ohio to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states pending appeal in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The appeals process likely will take months. Had Black not issued the stay, all married gay couples living in Ohio would have been able...
  • The Problem with Cliven Bundy: His plight is sympathetic; his actions are hard to defend.

    04/16/2014 9:56:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 159 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2014 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The righteous indignation burns a little brighter on this side of the Atlantic than it does in Europe and beyond — the United States, per Fitzgerald, “having about it still that quality of the idea.” Forged in revolution, informed by soaring sentiment, and defined by acts of variously prudent dissidence, Americans of all sorts fancy themselves to be fighting the good fight. Judging by the rapturous reception that he has received from conservatives of late, Cliven Bundy is one of these sorts, and protests such as his, it seems, are how the West was won. After a longtime dispute...
  • JW Obtains IRS Docs Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 9:27:11 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4-16-2014
    JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups APRIL 16, 2014 May 9, 2013, email reveals IRS plans to meet with Department of Justice over whether to prosecute groups that “lied” about plans for political activity (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act...
  • The slow death of free speech

    04/16/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT · by Psalm_2 · 19 replies
    The Spectator ^ | April 19 2014 | Mark Steyn
    How the Left, here and abroad, is trying to shut down debate — from Islam and Israel to global warming and gay marriage ... At Brandeis University, we are learning the hierarchy of the new multiculti caste system. .... In theory, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is everything the identity-group fetishists dig: female, atheist, black, immigrant. If conservative white males were to silence a secular women’s rights campaigner from Somalia, it would be proof of the Republican party’s ‘war on women’, or the encroaching Christian fundamentalist theocracy ... But when the snivelling white male who purports to be president of Brandeis (one...
  • Texas Senate Candidate Konni Burton Embraced by Ted Cruz

    04/16/2014 9:04:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Mar 2014 | Merrill Hope
    FORT WORTH, TEXAS—Last week conservative candidate Konni Burton kicked off her run-off campaign to clinch the Republican nomination for Senate District 10. It was standing-room-only at Stockyard Station's Stampede Room, with friends, family, the grassroots, and Senator Ted Cruz by her side. Breitbart Texas previously reported that Burton is the favored conservative in the Senate District that includes Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, Colleyville and other areas of south and northeast Tarrant County. Tarrant County is one of the few urban conservative strongholds in the nation and it is the district currently represented by liberal state senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth).In the five-person Republican...
  • Cantor Challenger Calls for Investigation of New Director of the Republican Party of Virginia

    04/16/2014 8:43:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    David Brat, the long-shot challenger to Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Virginia's 7th Congressional District, is demanding an investigation into the new executive director of the Virginia Republican party, Shaun Kenney, after it was revealed Kenney's consulting firm is now on Cantor's payroll. "If Eric Cantor's campaign or any of his affiliates has hired Shaun Kenney’s consulting firm, any pretense of fairness in the upcoming Seventh District Congressional Race is diminished," Brat wrote in a letter to Pat Mullins, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia (RPVA). On Monday, a posting by a contributor at the blog Kenney founded, Bearing...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 16,2014

    04/16/2014 8:38:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 144 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: mum on the White House, but against a Democrat going in

    04/16/2014 8:25:27 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:23 p.m | Schuyler Kropf
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz adeptly sidestepped questions about how he'd fare among conservative Republicans in a South Carolina presidential primary. But he did say another Democrat in the White House would spell doom and gloom."Eight more years of this, I don't know it's something this country comes back from," he said.Cruz, widely seen as the conservative face of last year's government shutdown over funding what Republicans call "Obamacare," spent Tax Day talking to free enterprise advocates at The Citadel."Liberty is under assault like never before," he told the crowd. "It seems this president is going down the Bill of Rights...
  • Report: Continued High Legal Immigration Levels Will Destroy GOP

    04/16/2014 8:07:50 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    A new report from an anti-amnesty group has concluded that continued high-levels of immigration to the United States of America will destroy the Republican Party’s long-term prospects of winning future elections, a copy provided to Breitbart News shows. “A comparison of voting patterns in presidential elections across counties over the last three decades shows that mass immigration has caused a steady drop in presidential Republican vote shares, particularly in the nation’s largest counties,” James G. Gimpel writes in a new Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report out Tuesday morning. “Each one percentage-point increase in the immigrant share of a large county’s...
  • 2016: Cruz to South Carolina Again

    04/16/2014 7:54:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will speak in South Carolina on Tuesday at The Citadel in Charleston.  He will speak at an annual awards dinner for the Free Enterprise Foundation, which is based at The Citadel, according to press reports. This is Cruz's third visit to the Palmetto State, which is arguably the most important early primary state. Cruz met with Evangelical leaders in Columbia and also headlined the state GOP's Silver Elephant dinner last year honoring former Sen. Jim DeMint. 
  • Conservatives Want to Make Divorce Harder, Extend Government Power

    04/16/2014 7:50:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 04/14/2014 | By Michael Allen
    The Christian conservative Family Research Council and the National Organization have been on the front lines in the opposition to gay marriage. Now, both groups and socially conservative politicians are trying to make divorce harder for straight married couples. According to The Washington Post, these small government advocates have voted to expand the power of government into the personal lives of adult couples. More than a dozen states have introduced bills that required longer waiting periods for divorce, counseling courses for adults and have limited the number of reasons that people can file for divorce. While this may seem...