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  • What Makes Indiana's Religious-Freedom Law Different?

    03/31/2015 9:02:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 30, 2015 | Garrett Epps
    No one, I think, would ever have denied that Maurice Bessinger was a man of faith. And he wasn’t particularly a “still, small voice” man either; he wanted everybody in earshot to know that slavery had been God’s will, that desegregation was Satan’s work, and the federal government was the Antichrist. God wanted only whites to eat at Bessinger’s six Piggie Park barbecue joints; so His servant Maurice took that fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1968 decided that his religious freedom argument was “patently frivolous.” Until the day he died, however, Bessinger insisted that...
  • Don’t dare take Ted Cruz lightly

    03/31/2015 6:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle SF Gate ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    Does the world of commentary really need another column bashing Ted Cruz for having the audacity to hope that he could be president? I’ll pass. As you may have noticed, the mainstream media are like birds on a wire. Reporters, pundits and producers — especially those in Washington and New York — tend to cover the same stories, interview the same folks and advance the same views. ---snip--- And when it comes to Cruz, the safe and conventional position for journalists, commentators and political experts is to argue that the firebrand is too extreme, too volatile and too unelectable to...
  • Ohio Judge: There Will Be No Mentioning Of The Constitution Here

    03/31/2015 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 72 replies
    http://truthvoice.com/ ^ | March 23 2015 | Staff
    Today in a pre-trial hearing, an Ohio judge casually agreed with a motion filed by a prosecutor asking to ban a defendant from bringing up the United States Constitution or the constitutionality of the law under which he is charged with a crime. Judge Catherine Barber (or Kathryn Barber), a retired judge filling in for the Xenia Municipal Judge Michael Murray stated “there will be no mentioning of the Constitution” and then laughed when the defendant claimed that uttering words on a public sidewalk constitutes free speech. (The audio of the hearing can be found here: http://bambuser.com/v/5372976). This was in...
  • Gay Athletes Planning Protests Over Indiana Law Around Final Four

    03/31/2015 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 31, 2015 | By Rick Klein
    Several prominent, openly gay athletes will be among those protesting the new Indiana religious freedom law this week, despite Gov. Mike Pence’s promise to "fix" the law before the Final Four begins on Saturday, according to local activists. Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis and former NBA player Jason Collins are among those coming to the state this week for press conferences or other public events. The effort to keep attention on the law around the college basketball showcase in Indianapolis. Rick Sutton, a veteran LGBT organizer and activist based in Indiana, said those who are upset by the new law...
  • Why Latino ‘leaders’ reject Ted Cruz

    03/31/2015 4:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Mike Gonzalez
    Ted Cruz’s official campaign isn’t even two weeks old, and already it’s done the nation a favor — by highlighting the duplicity of the “multicultural” left and what it is really after. Ever since Cruz announced his candidacy for president, “Latino leaders” have been stepping all over themselves to declare that not only does he not speak for Hispanics (something only they presumably do) but he’s not even a “legitimate” Hispanic. All of which serves to pull the curtain back on multiculturalism: Defined by liberals, it’s a concept that exists solely to advance liberal objectives. It’s not ancestry that makes...
  • SCLC director calls on black families to arm themselves

    03/31/2015 4:31:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 31, 2015 | Christian Boone
    The Rev. Samuel Mosteller, photographed at a 2013 rally at the Georgia State Capitol, on Tuesday advocated African-American families arm themselves in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men.The head of the Georgia chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to promote nonviolent social change, on Tuesday advocated African-American families “exercise their Second Amendment rights” in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men. “You stand there, (police) shoot. You run, they shoot. We’re going to have to take a different tack,” Samuel Mosteller, longtime president of the Georgia SCLC,...
  • Interfaith Rally Looks Beyond Anti-Islam Bus Ads That SEPTA Is Being Forced To Run

    03/31/2015 4:30:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | March 31, 2015 | by Cherri Gregg
    PHILADELPHIA — Following a court ruling that said SEPTA must accept some anti-Muslim advertisements, those ads may begin running on dozens of buses as early as tomorrow. Today, leaders of several faiths came together to counter the ad’s hate message with a little love. Scores of Christians, Jews, and Muslims today joined Philadelphia elected officials for a rally in Love Park designed to protest the incendiary bus ads, which link Adolf Hitler to Islam. “We have to speak out against hate,” said Bilal Qayyum, who converted to Islam more than 45 years ago. “It does nothing to help the city...
  • Manatee school bus offers spring break lunch to hungry students

    03/31/2015 4:22:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Bradenton Herald (FL) ^ | March 31, 2015 | BY MEGHIN DELANEY
    PALMETTO -- Gripping a squirt bottle of hand sanitizer in her gloved hands, school food bus driver Debra Valdez called to four children shyly making their way toward the brightly colored school bus with mom pushing the youngest one forward. "Y'all ready to eat?" Valdez asked with a smile. The four children were the first of more than 70 students who ate a free lunch Tuesday courtesy of the Manatee County School District Food and Nutrition Services Department. The district retrofitted a school bus last summer to feed students and brought the program back for spring break this week. The...
  • New Justice Dept. policy allows authorities to seize suspicious bank accounts

    03/31/2015 3:50:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has crafted a new policy that would allow government officials to seize bank accounts involved in financial structuring schemes prior to filing criminal charges against the individuals who own those accounts. The new policy stems from the Justice Department’s ongoing review of its asset forfeiture program. The policy is aimed at preventing criminals from making a series of currency transactions under a certain monetary threshold in order to evade reporting the transaction to the authorities, according to a department statement. Those types of transactions typically lead to “the most serious illegal banking transactions” and occur...
  • Feminist "Logic": Misogyny’s Ironic Ally

    03/31/2015 3:47:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 30, 2015 | Carrie Gress, Ph.D.
    When feminists sacrifice common sense for "reproductive choice," they deform the feminine genius and destroy the most vulnerable among us. [Photos: Wikipedia and us.fotolia.com | © igor] A “deformed male”—that was Aristotle’s definition of women nearly 2400 years ago. For centuries, women have tried to conquer the misconception that they were mis-conceived, as Aristotle described it, and to prove they are as good as men. The feminist movement was suppose to finally drive that point home into the hearts of women who doubted themselves and of the men who had long propped up the lie that women weren’t smart enough...
  • Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

    03/31/2015 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 31, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December. But the plan’s reliance on executive authority is an acknowledgment that any proposal to pass climate change legislation would be blocked by the Republican-controlled Congress. At the heart of the plan are ambitious but politically contentious Environmental Protection Agency regulations meant to drastically cut planet-warming carbon dioxide...
  • 'Kidnap Obama' UKIP candidate Jeremy Zeid replaced

    03/31/2015 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 31, 2015
    A UKIP parliamentary candidate who said in a Facebook post that Israel should "kidnap" US President Barack Obama has been replaced by his party. Jeremy Zeid, who was standing in Hendon, said President Obama should be "locked up" by the Israelis for "leaking state secrets". He was referring to the declassifying of documents on Israel's secret nuclear programme. Mr Zeid also said Israel should "do an Eichmann" on President Obama.
  • Arkansas House passes its own "religious freedom" bill

    03/31/2015 3:16:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 31, 2015 | By MADISON GRAY
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas House of Representatives passed a "religious freedom" bill similar to the controversial measure in Indiana. The bill now heads to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's desk for signing into law. Hutchinson said that he would approve the measure if it made it to his office, CBS News affiliate KTVH in Little Rock reported. The Arkansas version of the bill -- HB 1228 -- would prevent state and local governments from infringement on someone's religious beliefs unless there were a "compelling" reason. Like the Indiana law, opponents say it would foster discrimination against the gay and lesbian...
  • Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

    03/31/2015 3:09:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 31, 2015 | by Darlene Superville
    Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines. The effort could lead Obama to grant clemency more often as his second and final term in office winds down. Neil Eggleston, the White House counsel, said many of the 22 people whose federal sentences will be cut short by Obama's action would already have served their time and paid the debt they...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 31,2015

    03/31/2015 2:41:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 31, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • OPINION — White: Republicans should nominate Cruz for president

    03/31/2015 1:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Ted Cruz, a Republican junior senator from Texas, announced last week he would be running for the presidency of the U.S. before even forming an exploratory committee, which is a common first step in a campaign. Cruz has drawn the ire of several Republicans and Democrats alike on Capitol Hill due to his strident style, brash confidence and uncompromising political views — despite the fact he is still in his first term. With his announcement, Cruz has immediately differentiated himself from any other Republican candidate in a very deep field. Other major candidates such as Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rick...
  • Guest Opinion: Ted Cruz embodies the American spirit

    03/31/2015 1:39:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Macomb Daily ^ | March 24, 2015 | Alan Loncar, Special to Digital First Media
    If the 19th century English philosopher George Henry Lewes heard Senator Ted Cruz speak as he did Monday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, then Senator Cruz could convincingly be said to be the inspiration for Mr. Lewes’ quote that “originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.” Senator Cruz announced at Liberty that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president. Our story does not end there. Cruz’s speech touched on more than campaign promises or party platform. It touched — focused — on the senator’s beliefs, deeply felt, on government’s limited role in relation to man,...
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Doomed Attempt to Start a Young Conservative Revolution

    03/31/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Livia Gershon
    Speaking in New Hampshire last Friday night, Ted Cruz recalled a snarky aside written by New York Times columnist David Brooks, identifying Cruz and Karl Marx as the two people who "believe that power can be wielded directly by the masses." Being lumped in with Marx is a bit unusual for him, Cruz noted, but he's thrilled to be dismissed as a wacky populist by an Establishment shill like Brooks. Cruz, the junior Senator from Texas and first official Republican presidential candidate for 2016, was keynoting the New England Freedom Conference, put on by Young America's Foundation, a far-right group...
  • Ted Cruz’s ambitions impede his understanding of the issues [GOP-E and CoC Cheerleader Barf Alert!]

    03/31/2015 1:08:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 31 at 3:33 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Politico reports, “Ted Cruz thunders about what he calls a ‘fundamentally unserious’ U.S. defense policy, but when he had a chance to weigh in during Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, he rarely showed up. Cruz, who announced last week he’s running for president, has the committee’s worst attendance record — by far.” His spokeswoman responds, “Sen. Cruz is deeply engaged in defense and national security issues. He never hesitates to defend American sovereignty and has established a remarkable track record leading on these matters.” Cruz later chimed in, “It’s not like I’ve been at the beach drinking a pina colada.”...
  • Many Religious Freedom Law Opponents Would Force Participation in Abortion

    03/31/2015 12:55:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Matt Bowman
    There’s a secret underneath Boycott Indiana’s false rhetoric about that state’s new religious freedom law: some of those involved also want to force you to help purchase and perform abortions. Opponents of Indiana’s law (known as “RFRA”) say it discriminates, but neither it nor any of the nation’s 20 other RFRA laws mentions sexual orientation. They just create a general standard where religious claims sometimes win and sometimes lose. To justify calling RFRA “anti-gay,” its opponents radically redefine discrimination without saying so. The ACLU campaigns to “end the use of religion to discriminate.” But read the fine print, and you’ll...
  • Cruz'n for a bruisin' The GOP religious right vs. the GOP establishment. (Cruz v. Bush he says)

    03/31/2015 12:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 31, 2015 | Roger Simon, chief political columnist
    The blood is in the water. The game is afoot. And the Republicans are brawling. While Democrats are usually viewed as the undisciplined, fractious party, it is Republicans who sharpen their knives and slice each other up when the White House is at stake. The struggle is between two groups within the GOP. The establishment finally recognizes that the party must broaden its base. If the party appeals to only white, Christian conservatives, it will wind up as a regional party, capable of winning Senate and House seats but incapable of winning a national election. We must nominate a presidential...
  • Hillary Agonistes

    03/31/2015 12:32:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-31-15 | J. R. Dunn
    Hillary is not going to run for president. Oh, she may put her name up. But run, as in the sense of actually campaigning, that’s another story altogether. There’s a line from the first Godfather that’s always stuck in my mind. Sollozzo (Al Lettieri), the family’s deadly enemy who has just taken an almost fatal crack at Don Corleone, bends forward and near-whispers, “Could I have gotten to him ten years ago?” That line has been running through my mind the past several weeks as the e-mail saga has unfolded: Could anybody have gotten to Hillary ten years ago? The...
  • Here’s why every state should follow Indiana’s lead on religious liberty

    03/31/2015 12:08:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    RARE ^ | 03/31/2015 | John-Henry Westen
    Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a state version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which prevents the government from forcing people of faith to violate their religious beliefs. Nineteen other states and the federal government have similar laws that protect religious liberty. Pence and state lawmakers should have been cheered for their defense of human and constitutional rights. Instead, they’ve been lambasted by business leaders, celebrities, Seattle’s mayor, and the NCAA, some of whom have threatened the state with losses of tens of millions of dollars in business. According to critics, Pence’s signature is the equivalent...
  • We’re “disappointed” in Indiana for passing RFRA, says … NASCAR

    03/31/2015 11:59:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2015 | AllahPundit
    A statement that says everything while saying nothing. NASCAR’s Brett Jewkes, senior vice president and chief communications officer, issued a statement as Pence spoke Tuesday.“NASCAR is disappointed by the recent legislation passed in Indiana. We will not embrace nor participate in exclusion or intolerance. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our sport and therefore will continue to welcome all competitors and fans at our events in the state of Indiana and anywhere else we race.” Translation: Nothing has changed, including our willingness to do business in Indiana, but here’s some rhetoric for gay-rights activists in hopes that...
  • Anti-Gun Hollywood Liberal Accused of Molesting Young Woman

    03/31/2015 11:06:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Meet Harvey Weinstein: Hollywood liberal and an anti-gun zealot. One of his latest projects (which will bomb at the box office), is a movie specifically targeting the National Rifle Association. They are going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them,” Weinstein told Stern on Wednesday, referring to the NRA’s lobbying and political strength. Weinstein did not go into specifics about the project, but said that Meryl Streep was involved and that it would not be a documentary but “a big movie like ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.'” “I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I...
  • Sen Ted Cruz up on Dana Show next

    03/31/2015 10:56:45 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 5 replies
    TheDanaShow ^ | 3/31/2015 | Me
    Listen in to Dana Loesch interview with Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz coming up next
  • Meet 10 Americans Helped By Religious Freedom Bills Like Indiana’s (Not Just Christians)

    03/31/2015 10:52:10 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 30, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    The federal government passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993. It was authored by Chuck Schumer, passed with nearly unanimous support from both parties, and signed by President Bill Clinton. The legislation was needed after a bad Supreme Court ruling delivered by Antonin Scalia that limited religious freedom for Native Americans who smoke peyote as part of their religion. A later Supreme Court ruling ruled that the RFRA didn’t apply to state or local governments. Twenty states passed RFRAs and another 13 have protections like the ones in RFRA. And yet when Indiana passed the legislation last week,...
  • Obama Was Hand-Picked & NOT a Natural Born Citizen - Congress Knew It & Protected Him

    03/31/2015 9:38:45 AM PDT · by yoe · 43 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dean Garrison
    The further I travel down this rabbit hole, the more I feel divorced from the good conservative people that I choose to call my own. I hold some stories back from our readers. My thought is that people have a hard enough time embracing the basic fact that our government is ( corrupt on both sides of the aisle.) If you knew how corrupt I thought these people really were, I feel like you'd rush to the phone and soon bad men would show up to haul me off in a straitjacket.Do they still do that? Regardless, today I want...
  • Onward, Christian Florists

    03/31/2015 9:26:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country," Apple chief executive Tim Cook warned Monday in a Washington Post opinion piece against Indiana's newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It matters not to the corporate big shot that President Bill Clinton signed a federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993 (which current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi supported) or that then-Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama voted for a similar law in 1998. It was one thing for Democrats to support religious freedom when there was no downside to standing up for the devout. Today there could be a...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,March 31,2015

    03/31/2015 8:52:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Stand up for Indiana

    03/31/2015 7:53:39 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 17 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 3/30/15 | Patrick Buchanan
    In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to “live the faith” and “set an example” for others. Public lives were to reflect moral beliefs. Christians were to avoid those “living in sin.” Christians who operated motels and hotels did not rent rooms to unmarried couples. Fast forward to 21st-century America. Indiana just enacted a law, as have 19 other states, to protect the rights of religious people to practice their beliefs in how they live their lives and conduct their businesses.
  • Christian Grandma-Florist Fined $1,001, Ordered to Work Gay Weddings but Refuses

    03/31/2015 7:51:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    A Christian florist and grandmother who declined to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because of her Christian belief in traditional marriage has been fined $1,001 by a Washington court and will be held liable to pay the legal fees incurred by the gay couple, which could "devastate" her financially. As previously reported by The Christian Post, 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, was found guilty of violating the state's non-discrimination law in February, after referring Rob Ingersoll and Curt Feed to another florist when they asked her to provide the floral arrangements for their...
  • The Misguided Cruzade for Total Border Control [Open-Border Libertarians]

    03/31/2015 7:35:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    Reason.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    The Texas senator's fencing plans will impose a hefty cost on Americans Sen. Ted Cruz launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last week by promising to "finally, finally, finally secure the borders" and put an end to unauthorized immigration. This will warm the hearts of restrictionists, no doubt. But it should scare Americans who love their pocketbooks and liberties more than they hate undocumented Latino immigrants.Restrictionists accuse many of these immigrants of being welfare queens who come to America illegally and live off taxpayers. Cruz has contributed to the hysteria by proposing bills barring undocumented workers from ever...
  • Las Vegas Gun Laws: Quotes from Heated Debate

    03/31/2015 7:32:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Don Lee
    The debate over changing Las Vegas gun laws and the guns laws in Nevada covers, like the desert outside Las Vegas, a lot of ground. On one side are individual rights and freedoms and the laissez-faire spirit of the mythical Old West. On the other side are modern concerns such as suicide prevention and protecting women from violence. Sometimes both come in to play, as when Linda Cavazos of the group Moms Demand Action was quoted by guns.com as saying in support of background checks, “This isn’t a partisan issue – it’s about respecting the Second Amendment and keeping guns...
  • Katie Pavlich: ‘Safe Haven: Gun-Free Zones in America’

    03/31/2015 7:13:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    womensoutdoornews.com ^ | 3/29/2015 | Barbara Baird
    Katie Pavlich talked to The WON at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) last January about her role in creating Safe Haven: Gun-Free Zones in America. It airs Wed., April 1, on Outdoor Channel. You may know Pavlich as a conservative contributor to Townhall magazine, FOX news and as a columnist at The Hill and Pittsburgh Tribune. In this documentary, she and the team at Outdoor Channel removed politics and emotions from a hot-button topic that sits at the front and center of firearms and freedom in this country.
  • Marco Rubio: I’m ‘Realistic on Immigration’

    03/31/2015 7:07:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2015 | Andrew Johnson
    Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) continued to hint at making a presidential announcement in the coming weeks when he stopped by The Five on Monday, and addressed the issue that some think may be his biggest hurdle in a Republican primary: Immigration. Co-host Greg Gutfeld asked Rubio, who was a member of the moderate Gang of Eight that devised comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the Senate, how he responds to criticism that he is “soft” on the issue. “I think I’m realistic on immigration,” he said. He noted that the current immigration system is still in need of reforms, but...
  • No, Indiana’s new religious freedom law isn’t discriminatory

    03/31/2015 7:01:33 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 03/31/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    The Left is apoplectic – again – over a new piece of statutory law in Indiana that does nothing more than protect long-standing religious freedoms. To liberals, however, “religious freedom” is not a First Amendment right to be protected, but rather code for bigotry, racism, homophobia, smacking kittens and eating fried foods.
  • Washington Post Column: Don’t dismiss Ted Cruz

    03/31/2015 6:59:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | Marc Thiessen
    Ted Cruz is being called a Republican Obama, but he has not exactly gotten an Obama-like reception from the mainstream media. Liberal commentators have, predictably, beclowned themselves in the wake of Cruz’s presidential announcement. Chris Matthews (the guy who “felt a thrill going up his leg” when Barack Obama spoke during the 2008 campaign) compared Cruz to Sen. Joe McCarthy, even showing pictures of McCarthy and Cruz in the same pose. Ebony magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux told MSNBC that Cruz likes country music because “nothing says ‘let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music.” On “Morning Joe,” Donny Deutsch...
  • Brady Center Loses Lawsuit Targeting Online Ammo Sellers

    03/31/2015 6:46:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    firearmspolicy.org ^ | 3/26/2015 | unknown
    Adding to the sting of losing the case, the Court also held that “defendants Lucky Gunner and the Sportsman’s Guide are entitled to an award of reasonable attorney fees and costs.”
  • In Defense of Indiana: The anti-RFRA backlash is a perfect storm of hysteria and legal ignorance.

    03/31/2015 6:39:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/30/2015 | Rich Lowry
    Indiana is experiencing its two minutes of hate. It is doubtful that since its admittance into the union in 1816, the heretofore inoffensive Midwestern state has ever been showered with so much elite obloquy. Indiana’s sin is that its legislature passed and Governor Mike Pence signed into law a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, setting out a legal standard for cases involving a clash between a person’s exercise of religion and the state’s laws. To listen to the critics, you’d think the law was drafted by a joint committee of attorneys from the Ku Klux Klan and Westboro Baptist Church. The...
  • Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas

    03/31/2015 6:33:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    yahoo..com ^ | 3/31/15 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The fight over religious objection proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure. A final vote could come as early as Tuesday in the state House on the proposal that would prohibit state and local government from infringing on someone's religious beliefs without a "compelling" reason. Unlike Indiana — where Republicans were working on adding language to clarify the state's recently enacted law after a...
  • Tampa Bay Times: ‘Shall Not Be Infringed’ Does Not Mean What It Says

    03/31/2015 5:52:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 26, the Tampa Bay Times responded to the numerous pro-Second Amendment bills making their way through the Florida legislature by suggesting that “gun rights are not absolute.” In other words, “shall not be infringed” does not mean “shall not be infringed.” According to the Times, the numerous gun rights bills–especially campus carry–show that Republican legislators are controlled by the NRA and do not understand that if certain limits are not placed on Second Amendment rights, public safety is sacrificed.
  • THE GLENN BECK RADIO PROGRAM, Live 9am-Noon weekdays ET, Mar 31, 2015, Tuesday

    03/31/2015 5:50:21 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 5 replies
    www.GlennBeck.com ^ | Mar 31, 2015, Tuesday | Glenn Beck
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  • GOP Congressional leaders are inadvertently helping Ted Cruz presidential run

    03/31/2015 5:40:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/30/15 | Phillip Klein
    Republican Congressional leaders aren't exactly known as the biggest fans of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., but their current legislative strategy could inadvertently benefit his presidential candidacy. Cruz has rankled the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, due to a confrontational style that has triggered high-profile battles, most notably the effort to defund President Obama's health care law, which led to a government shutdown in fall of 2013. After Republicans took over the Senate, McConnell declared, "Let me make it clear: There will be no government shutdowns and no default on the national...
  • US Chamber of Commerce Plans To Buy More Establishment GOP Seats

    03/31/2015 5:36:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    tpnn.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Colleen Conley
    Forget for a moment about facing off against the liberal juggernaut which continues to rip apart the fabric of American culture and the principles upon which the nation was founded. Grassroots conservatives have another mountain to scale, right in our own backyard. A Yahoo News item via The Center for Public Integrity claims the U.S. Chamber of Congress’s new political strategy “will include a greater emphasis on recruiting the right sort of business-friendly GOP candidates, intervening in primaries as it attempts to sculpt a compliant Congress that mirrors its priorities.” In other words, the Chamber is planning to throw even...
  • Anti-religion group urges IRS to investigate Liberty University after Cruz event

    03/31/2015 5:25:51 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 18 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/31/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    A group hostile to religion in the public square is calling on the IRS to investigate Liberty University’s tax-exempt status after it hosted Sen. Ted Cruz hours after his presidential campaign announcement. In a letter to the IRS, Americans United for Separation of Church and State said Cruz’s speech at an LU convocation last week amounted to a campaign rally. This is “precisely the sort of activity that should warrant an investigation into the school’s tax status,” reads the letter from the group’s executive director Barry Lynn, according to the Roanoke Times. “It sure looks and smells and walks and...
  • Pledge of Allegiance: American, not Muslim

    03/31/2015 4:35:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/31/2015 | Mychal Massie
    Whether it is another transpicuous display of Erebusic diversity (and it is), or another blatant attempt to transmogrify the Untied States into accepting the incursion of Islam as a valued tradition of America (and it is), all reasonable-minded Americans should be outraged. The Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag isn’t a case of “should be” always said in English, it is a case of “it must always be” pledged in English. There is no acceptable reason for it to be otherwise. For this columnist and hundreds of millions of other Americans, English is recognized as the official language of...
  • VA Employee Who Received Relocation Pay of $288,000 Under Investigation…Just the Tip of the Iceberg

    03/31/2015 4:34:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 3/30/2015 | Steven Ahle
    The inspector general of the VA is looking into why Diana Rubens received $288,000 in relocation reimbursement for a 140 mile move. The average relocation check over the past three years is just a tad over $12,000. Relocation pay is supposed to help cover the costs of moving including househunting, moving, terminated leases and temporary housing. Housing doesn’t seem to be the problem as Rubens sold her house in Alexandria last July for $770,000 to Stone Financing, who sold the property for a loss of over $80,000. Hmmm. She then bought a house in Pennsylvania for $589,000. Her relocation check...
  • What the Constitution says about Ted Cruz--ZOT!

    03/31/2015 2:34:35 AM PDT · by aquapub · 41 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/31/15 | Robert Moon
    The debate over Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president revolves around conflicting information from several key authorities on the Natural Born Citizen clause. The question is whether a person is a "natural born citizen" (as intended by Section 1 Article 2 of the Constitution) by merely being born inside the U.S. (the rule of jus soli, or 'rule of the soil'), or by being born in the U.S. with one or both parents also being American citizens...or by being born anywhere in the world to one or more parents who are U.S. citizens (the rule of jus sanguinis,...
  • TED CRUZ: I’m PROUD to stand with Gov. Mike Pence!

    03/30/2015 9:27:33 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 88 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 3/30/2015 | Right Scoop
    Unlike Scott Walker and more emphatic than Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz enthusiastically supports Gov. Mike Pence and urges all Americans to do the same: HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following statement today in support of Governor Mike Pence’s effort to defend religious liberty and protect against the government forcing individuals to violate their deeply held beliefs: “I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition. There was a time, not too long ago, when defending religious liberty enjoyed strong bipartisan support. Alas, today we...