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  • Same-sex “Marriage” and the Persecution of Christians in Canada

    05/28/2015 3:55:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 28, 2015 | EA Z. SINGH
    Canada legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2005, the fourth country in the world to do so. During the rushed public debate that preceded legalization, the Christian and traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman had strong support. Polls showed a deep split among Canadians, and the majority (52 percent) were actually against legalization at the time that it occurred.Opponents of same-sex “marriage” were given all kinds of assurances. The preamble to the Civil Marriage Act states that “everyone has the freedom of conscience and religion,” “nothing in this Act affects the guarantee of freedom...
  • World has no choice but to decarbonize: U.N. climate chief

    05/28/2015 2:33:12 AM PDT · by raybbr · 15 replies
    Yahoo.news ^ | May 26, 2015 | Megan Rowling
    BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Responding to climate change in the next 15 years is the world's "mega development project", given the need to invest trillions of dollars in infrastructure, creating jobs and economic stability, the United Nations' top climate change official said on Tuesday. "It makes fundamental economic sense" for countries to push forward on tackling climate change because of the benefits it will bring in terms of food, water and energy, as well as employment," Christiana Figueres told a carbon market conference in Barcelona. This, together with the speed at which businesses are acting on climate change and...
  • Greta: Obama Playing Terrible Game With Your Health Care

    05/27/2015 8:56:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2015 | Greta
    Greta:Off the Record By the end of June, the US Supreme Court could make a ruling that impacts 8 million people on ObamaCare - and the Obama administration has no contingency plan
  • A Reaganesque solution to the Ex-Im Bank dilemma

    05/27/2015 8:45:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | John R. Bolton
    Opposition to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is now at the point where the bank’s reauthorization is genuinely in doubt. Spurred by accusations of corporate welfare, crony capitalism and outright corruption, opponents believe the Ex-Im Bank’s palpable violation of free-market principles fully warrants its early demise. The Ex-Im Bank’s critics have their economics entirely correct, but they have their geopolitics wrong. Their solution — simply terminating the bank — is appealing but counterproductive. What America should do, under a president with the wit to do it, is negotiate the global elimination of “export credits” (as these subsidies are generically known)....
  • Chimp Rights to Be Weighed at NYC Court Hearing

    05/27/2015 8:16:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 5/27 | Jake Pearson
    A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment. Steven Wise, an attorney with the Nonhuman Rights Project, told Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe in a nearly two-hour hearing that Hercules and Leo are "autonomous and self-determining beings" who should be granted a writ of habeas corpus and be moved from Stony Brook University on Long Island to a sanctuary in Florida. "They're essentially in solitary confinement," Wise told the judge before a crowd...
  • Nebraska senators override governor's veto, repeal death penalty

    05/27/2015 6:57:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    How they voted Yes: Roy Baker, Kate Bolz, Patty Pansing Brooks, Kathy Campbell, Ernie Chambers, Colby Coash, Tanya Cook, Sue Crawford, Al Davis, Laura Ebke, Tommy Garrett, Mike Gloor, Ken Haar, Galen Hadley, Matt Hansen, Burke Harr, Robert Hilkemann, Sara Howard, Rick Kolowski, Mark Kolterman, Bob Krist, Brett Lindstrom, John McCollister, Heath Mello, Adam Morfeld, Jeremy Nordquist, Paul Schumacher, Les Seiler, Kate Sullivan, Matt Williams No: Dave Bloomfield, Lydia Brasch, Joni Craighead, Curt Friesen, Mike Groene, Dan Hughes, Jerry Johnson, Bill Kintner, John Kuehn, Tyson Larson, Beau McCoy, John Murante, Merv Riepe, Jim Scheer, Ken Schilz, David Schnoor, Jim Smith,...
  • Why Can’t We Simply Carry?

    05/27/2015 4:52:35 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | 5/27/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The so-called “mainstream” media likes to spin a scary narrative of lawlessness, even of anarchy, when “permitless carry” (sometimes called “constitutional carry”) is brought before a state legislature. When the media does this, whether through ignorance or bias, they’re simply ignoring the facts. For example, Vermont, which has long had permitless carry, has also long had one of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation. States, nevertheless, can still be laboratories of democracy—even with politically incorrect gun laws. That is part of what’s going on with permitless carry. As of this writing, states with some legal form of permitless...
  • Boehner/McConnell Op-Ed: "Now We Can Get Congress Going" [Nov 2014]

    05/27/2015 4:48:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Speaker Boehner's Press Office [Wall Street Journal] ^ | November 5, 2014 | By John Boehner and Mitch McConnell
    Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate. We are humbled by this opportunity to help struggling middle-class Americans. Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy. Among other things, that means a renewed effort to debate and vote on the many bills that passed the Republican-led House in recent years. It also means renewing our commitment to repeal ObamaCare, which is hurting the job market along with Americans’ health care. Our priorities in the 114th Congress will be your priorities. That means addressing...
  • When Liberal E.J. Dionne Tries To Give Advice To Conservatives (worth reading)

    05/27/2015 4:44:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 5/27/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    Why are so many GOP candidates conservative? Blame it on the “Republican primary electorate that has moved so far right that it brooks no deviation.” So goes the eternal Washington game of the liberal elite. This time the player trying to game the GOP is The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne, who penned a Memorial Day column titled: “The GOP’s Shape Shifters: The Right’s Political Correctness.” Here’s a bit of what the uber-left wing Mr. Dionne had to say, doubtless delighting with the image of playing with the GOP talking heads and minds that absorb his column: Accommodating right-wing primary voters...
  • And Then a Hero Comes Along: Mike Flynn (for Congress)

    05/27/2015 4:36:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/27/15 | Lloyd Marcus
    Perhaps what I am about to say has nothing to do with conservative Mike Flynn running for Congress, Illinois or it has everything to do with it. While painting my garage doors, I thought about how the Left is exposing our kids in public schools to sexual activities as early as kindergarten. Experts say such early exposure creates sexual confusion and fetishes in children. And yet, GOP politicians and a majority of Americans are becoming increasingly passive, allowing the Left to have its way with our kids' minds. I wonder if God will judge us for not protecting the least...
  • Ron DeSantis – The Conservative Choice For U.S. Senate In Florida

    05/27/2015 4:33:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | 5/26/15 | George Rasley
    The race to succeed Senator Marco Rubio as Florida’s junior Senator is starting to heat up. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-6) was the first to officially announce his candidacy and we here at CHQ recommend him to our readers as the conservative choice in the GOP primary and in the November election. In his two terms in the House Congressman DeSantis has been a leader on key elements of the conservative agenda and on issues that are fundamental to reestablishing American economic growth. An unapologetic advocate of American exceptionalism, DeSanti has also been a leader on national security. He has been...
  • A legislative branch like no other: Nebraska Unicameral remains a unique part of political system

    05/27/2015 4:08:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    http://www.csgmidwest.org ^ | February 2011 | Mike McCabe
    A senate, a house of representatives, majority and minority caucuses and partisanship leadership structures — these are some of the common features of state legislatures across the country. (SNIP) Candidates for the Legislature run in open primaries without party affiliations listed on the ballot. Legislative officers and committee chairs are elected by members themselves instead of appointed by partisan caucus leaders, and minority party members still do get elected to serve as committee chairs. O’Donnell says that policy debates frequently tend to be less partisan in tone because of the unique nature of the Nebraska Unicameral and that final decisions...
  • Illegal immigrant to Ann Coulter: Hey, how about a hug? [Watch Video]

    05/27/2015 4:03:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    A lame stunt from an activist posing as a questioner, in keeping with the ethos of a network whose star anchor encourages journalists to eschew neutrality and shill hard for the issues that matter to them, like effectively erasing America’s borders. Coulter is unflappable, though, to her credit. By all accounts she did a nifty job keeping Jorge Ramos on the defensive during their interview yesterday despite knowing that Fusion is one of the least hospitable places in American media for a new book about the country’s immigration crisis. How nifty? Well, unless I’ve missed it somewhere, there’s no...
  • Scholarship fund for undocumented students launches fundraising drive

    05/27/2015 3:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Emma Brown
    TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for immigrant youths who entered the country illegally as children, is embarking on a campaign to raise at least $30 million to help undocumented students pay for college. Donald E. Graham, a former owner of The Washington Post who co-founded TheDream.US last year, has pledged $15 million to kick off the fundraising drive, as has hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. Their gifts were in addition to previous donations of $10 million each and were meant in part to spur other philanthropists to donate. The money will go toward providing $25,000 scholarships to undocumented students...
  • Obama Won’t Take Immigration Battle Directly to Supreme Court

    05/27/2015 3:04:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2015 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    ... In a statement on Wednesday, officials from the Justice Department said they would not ask the Supreme Court to reverse this week’s decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that continues to block the president’s immigration actions. “The department believes the best way to achieve this goal is to focus on the ongoing appeal on the merits of the preliminary injunction itself,” said Patrick Rodenbush, a spokesman for the Justice Department. “Although the department continues to disagree with the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to stay the district court’s preliminary injunction, the department has determined that...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 27,2015

    05/27/2015 2:18:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 27, 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 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… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • 2nd Submariner Guilty of Sharing Videos of Women in Shower

    05/27/2015 2:18:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2015 | By JASON DEAREN
    A second submariner pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the nation's sub fleet. Electronics technician Joseph Bradley entered his guilty pleas in a court-martial trial and was sentenced to 30 days' confinement and a reduction in rank. Bradley received the videos after they were secretly recorded by another sailor aboard the USS Wyoming nuclear submarine based at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia, prosecutors say. Bradley admitted in a plea agreement to sharing the images...
  • Guantanamo Inmates Swapped for Bergdahl Could Move Freely

    05/27/2015 1:21:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2015 | By DEB RIECHMANN
    Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could move freely around the world next week as their one-year travel ban expires. He recently was charged with desertion. U.S. officials have discussed with the Qataris the possibility of extending the travel ban after it expires on June 1. But so far, the White House has not publicly announced any new agreement with Qatar, meaning the five could leave the tiny nation on the Arabian Peninsula at the end of the month. The State Department insists that U.S....
  • Abortion ban based on heartbeat rejected by appeals court (AR)

    05/27/2015 12:54:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2015 3:40 PM EDT | Allen Reed
    A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday, ruling that women would be unconstitutionally burdened by an Arkansas law that bans abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with doctors who challenged the law, ruling that abortion restrictions must be based on a fetus’ ability to live outside the womb, not the presence of a fetal heartbeat that can be detected weeks earlier. The court said that standard was established by previous U.S. Supreme Court rulings. The...
  • The Most Important Republican Donor That You Don’t Know Is Married To One You Do

    05/27/2015 12:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rosie Gray
    Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about the other person in the room — his wife. In the late 1980s, Miriam Ochshorn was living in New York. Already a successful Israeli doctor, she had come to the United States for a fellowship in addiction medicine in 1986. She was divorced, and the mother of two daughters. One day, she got a call from a childhood friend, who was also now living in the United States. The friend, Sara Aronson, had just run...
  • Gov. Jindal: Rand Paul “unsuited to be Commander in Chief”

    05/27/2015 12:18:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    It didn’t take long for a return salvo to be fired over Rand Paul’s contention this morning that Republican hawks “created” ISIS. Bobby Jindal blasted Paul as “unsuited to be Commander in Chief,” accusing him of “taking the “weakest Democratic position” while Americans are fighting ISIS. Jindal slammed Paul as a superficial, “cocktail party” thinker, and that the real origin of ISIS is the metastasizing cancer of radical Islam: “This is a perfect example of why Senator Paul is unsuited to be Commander-in-Chief,” Jindal said in a statement. “We have men and women in the military who are in...
  • Rick Santorum to announce presidential bid in interview with … George Stephanopoulos

    05/27/2015 12:14:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    So that proposed GOP boycott of Steph lasted not quite two weeks. Good job, everyone. Are we sure we don’t give him another shot at moderating a crucial Republican debate?When you’re at two percent in the polls, I guess you can’t afford to be choosy when a broadcast network offers you free airtime. Well played, Mr. Stephanopoulos. Very well played. Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, will announce today that he will seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016, ABC News has learned. ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will sit down for an exclusive interview...
  • Mark Levin – We Don’t Need A Governor As President – We Need A Conservative Visionary Leader

    Mark Levin addresses the talk about the type of candidate that the United States needs if we are going to have any chance of extricating ourselves from the overwhelming destruction of the Obama regime. He says it doesn’t really matter to him what the current employment of the individual that would assume the office of President of the United States. What matters are that person’s values, their vision and their leadership ability.He sees an agenda to restore the Republic, respect for the American people, stop ruling by the administrative state and regulation and the infamous pen and phone. He notes...
  • THE BIG TENT PARTY COLLAPSES

    05/27/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Ben Shapiro
    The GOP is falling apart. How else to explain the wide variance of positions within the Republican Party on basic issues ranging from same-sex marriage to immigration to tax policy? For years, GOP bigwigs have explained that the Republican Party can only succeed if it expands and evolves, embracing as many views as possible. There’s only one problem: that simply doesn’t work. While the Democratic Party has moved toward leftist purity in which Hillary Clinton’s policy positions are virtually indistinguishable from socialist Bernie Sanders’, the Republican Party has become to political positions what COEXIST bumper stickers are to religion –...
  • Iowa caucus odds: midterm exam edition

    05/27/2015 11:45:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 18, 2015 | Steve Deace
    It may only be mid-May, but we are already at the midway point of the 2016 Iowa caucus cycle. Six months from now the campaigns will be set, almost every key activist will be spoken for, and then it will be up to the candidates to close the sale in the final 60-90 days.Two distinct things have happened since we last updated our Iowa caucus odds on March 9. First, candidates are now officially entering the race. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have all declared their candidacies. Rick Perry and Rick Santorum...
  • Universities’ Tax Exemption @ Risk

    05/27/2015 11:39:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2015, | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is much more at stake in the debate over same-sex marriage than wedding cakes. Namely, the tax-exempt status of universities is now at risk. “The most notable exchange during the argument last month in the same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court, Obergefell v. Hodges, likely occurred between Justice Samuel Alito and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli,” Terry Eastland writes in The Weekly Standard. “Well, in the Bob Jones case,” Alito pointed out, “the Court held that a college was not entitled to tax-exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage or interracial dating.” “In fact, as Alito and Verrilli of...
  • In Epps Analysis of Executive Order

    05/27/2015 11:04:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 25, 2015 | Tony Perkins.
    Editor’s Note: University of Baltimore Law Professor Garrett Epps Strikes Out Again Governor Jindal’s attempt to protect individual rights from government intrusion has received the now all-too-familiar slander and cranky response from those who don’t like anything that stops marriage from steamrolling all individual liberties in its path. After the legislature refused to act on the Marriage and Conscience Act — not because of legitimate policy reasons, but simply because of “perceptions” about the bill — Governor Jindal took the step that is within his power, issuing an Executive Order to protect the rights of those who dissent from the...
  • Ted Cruz’s Fire in the Belly Against Common Core

    05/27/2015 10:53:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Education Views ^ | 5.7.15 | Donna Garner
    My husband and I attended a small meeting in 2011 when Sen. Ted Cruz was running for his U. S. Senate seat.  As a retired classroom teacher, my plan was to explain to Cruz how the Obama administration planned to take over the public schools of America through the Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI).  Thinking Cruz would be just like so many other politicians who have been asleep about CCSI while it has been sweeping over our country since 2009, I started in on my explanation.  Almost immediately Ted Cruz began to agree with me vociferously and quickly let all...
  • Courts Find Academics Unexceptional

    05/27/2015 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    They may be the big men and women on campus but off campus they are just men and women. “The claim of legal status depends on the prior claim that academics are special, even exceptional, and, because exceptional, exempt from the rules and regulations that apply to others,” Stanley Fish writes in his book, Visions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism To Revolution, published last year. “This thesis—I call it academic exceptionalism—has been put forward in the courts, but, more often than not, it has been rejected.” Fish is a professor of law at Florida International University. “The logic of execeptionalism...
  • First Read: The Romney-fication of Bill and Hillary Clinton

    05/27/2015 10:22:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 27, 2015 | BY CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY AND CARRIE DANN
    By itself, making money shouldn't be an issue for Bill and Hillary Clinton; after all, so many of our past presidents have been wealthy. By itself, Bill Clinton having a shell LLC wouldn't be an issue either. But when you add the two together, you see that the Clintons have a Mitt Romney problem on their hands -- wealth and "otherness" that voters might not be able to relate to, especially when the likes of Bernie Sanders are campaigning against wealth. Of course, there's one BIG difference between Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney: Romney wanted to cut taxes for the...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Fifth Circuit Court’s Ruling against Obama Administration’s Executive...

    05/27/2015 10:14:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the recent Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling which found the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, President Obama’s executive amnesty, likely will not survive court scrutiny: The Fifth Circuit Court’s ruling against President Obama’s executive amnesty, officially known as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, is a win for the American people. The federal courts aren’t buying into President Obama’s power grab that rewrites immigration law. It is reassuring to see that the...
  • Hillary Clinton Tells Voters She’s Listening, and Learning

    05/27/2015 10:12:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2015 | By AMY CHOZICK
    ... Mrs. Clinton lacks some of the extraordinary gifts for connection and empathy that her husband possesses, and the round-table events that have characterized her early campaign can feel stage-managed. But even these settings are producing revealing moments, as Mrs. Clinton finds herself far from the world of international diplomacy and scrambling to re-educate herself about the nation she hopes to lead. A lot has changed since Mrs. Clinton left domestic politics to become the secretary of state: Student debt has ballooned, access to credit has tightened, and the cause of income inequality has taken on a forceful momentum. Ever...
  • Spelling bee officials confront racist reaction

    05/27/2015 9:41:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | May 27, 2015 | by Bob Collins
    The National Spelling Bee preliminary round is being held today, and its officials are confronting the racism that has accompanied it in recent years. Indian American children have won the spelling bee for seven straight years and 11 of the last 15. Paige Kimble, the Bee’s director, addressed the question last week, partly because of the racially charged tweets that have grown to accompany the spelling bee. “We certainly followed the coverage last year,” Kimble said, “and we are aware of Twitter posts that are not nice, that indicate that we have a long way to go as a country...
  • What’s Really in the New Trade Promotion Authority Bill?

    05/27/2015 9:35:11 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    CATO.org ^ | APRIL 20, 2015 | K. WILLIAM WATSON
    After months of internal wrangling, a trade promotion authority bill has finally been introduced in the Senate.  If passed, TPA could prompt conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and facilitate the deal’s eventual ratification by Congress.  The basic function of TPA is to affirm that future trade agreements will receive a timely up-or-down vote in Congress while setting negotiating objectives and procedures for congressional oversight.Politically, the debate over TPA (and the TPP) has pitted the Obama administration and Republicans against congressional Democrats.  The reason the current bill took so long to devise is that proponents needed the support of...
  • Did EPA Collude With Eco-Activists To Push A Federal Water Takeover?

    05/27/2015 9:23:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/27/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The EPA is on the verge of finalizing a new “Waters of the United States” regulation that would greatly expand the agency’s control over U.S. waters, and may even give the EPA the power to regulate ponds, ditches and puddles. Republican lawmakers, however, are pushing back against the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, warning the agency may have inappropriately lobbied and worked with environmental campaign activists to inflate the support behind the agency’s water takeover. “Given the magnitude and controversy surrounding the EPA’s rulemaking agenda, it is very troubling that EPA has engaged in a propaganda campaign to...
  • Napa County students offered free summer lunch

    05/27/2015 9:13:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Napa Valley Register ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Jennifer Huffman
    For five weeks this summer, Napa County children can get a free lunch at one of five school sites in Napa. “More than 49 percent of our students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year,” said Sunita Dutt-Ellenby, food services coordinator. The free lunch program dovetails with the Migrant Education program, the federally funded program designed to provide supplementary educational and support services to children and youth of migrant families, ages 3-21. Because school district staff will already be working in District kitchens making breakfast, lunch and snacks for Migrant Education recipients, Dutt-Ellenby decided to expand...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Epic Failure Of Chicago Gun Control Proves More Gun Control Needed

    05/27/2015 9:05:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 26, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Following a Memorial Day Weekend during which 12 people shot and killed and 43 more were wounded, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a large part of the solution to the problem is more gun control. That’s right — gun control is failing miserably and the solution is more gun control.
  • The glaciers of Mount Everest could shrink dramatically due to global warming, study finds

    05/27/2015 9:01:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    The iconic Mount Everest could see a major loss of its glaciers over the course of this century, according to a new scientific study that its chief author calls the “the first detailed modelling study of all glaciers in the Dudh Koshi basin in the Everest region of Nepal.” The paper, published Wednesday in the journal The Crocosphere, was authored by glacier researcher Joseph Shea and several colleagues from France and the Netherlands. “The biggest result here is that the glaciers in the basin, we find them to be more sensitive to temperature than anyone expected before,” says Shea. To...
  • Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.” The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable – a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 27, 2015

    05/27/2015 8:50:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Memo to Jeb Bush: denying human-caused global warming is ignorant

    05/27/2015 8:49:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | May 27, 2015 | Dana Nuttitelli
    In a campaign event last week, Republican presidential frontrunner Jeb Bush exhibited Stage 2 climate denial. Unfortunately, denial of human-caused global warming may be a prerequisite for any viable Republican presidential candidate. Conservative and Tea Party Republicans are the one group of American voters among whom Stage 2 climate denial is the majority position, but they’re also the group that most reliably votes in GOP primary elections. Nevertheless, the scientific evidence supporting human-caused global warming is just as strong as the evidence linking smoking and lung cancer. Last year, the IPCC stated with 95% confidence that humans are the main...
  • Gov. Jindal Makes Louisiana Ground Zero for ‘Marriage and Conscience’ Fight

    05/27/2015 8:36:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Stephen Handwerk, the executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, may believe Gov. Bobby Jindal’s executive order on religious freedom was nothing but a political stunt, but he should not have been surprised.If Handwerk didn’t see this coming, he needs to start reading the New York Times.Jindal vowed in a New York Times op-ed in April he would not be scared off by the “large corporations” that had joined with “left-wing activists to bully elected officials into backing away from strong protections for religious liberty” in Indiana and Arkansas.Turns out the Republican wasn’t bullied by the Louisiana Legislature, either....
  • Why Ted Cruz is Right on TPA

    05/27/2015 8:26:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 166 replies
    Reclaim DC ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Serenda
    It has been said that politics makes strange bedfellows. Well, there is no finer example of that statement than the recent votes on the Trade Promotion Authority. Free trade has long been advanced by conservatives who understand the need to expand our markets beyond our borders. On the other side stands the democrats and the radical left who fear competition and doubt AmericaÂ’s exceptionalism. Yesterday, the Senate cleared the 60 vote hurdle to bring the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) up for a vote. I for one, welcome President Obama to the side of common sense solutions, to help solve the...
  • Is TPA Constitutional?

    05/27/2015 8:22:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Reclaim DC ^ | May 24,2015 | David Serenda
    Since there is so much confusion about the recent trade bills and the similar titles of the proposed legislation, I am going to do my best to explain the difference between TPA (Trade Promotion Authority, which is a Congressional Act) and TPP (Trans-pacific Partnership, which is a multi-national agreement). I will also provide a brief explanation between U.S. Treaties, and Congressional-Executive Acts which is the basis of confusion over the recent vote on TPA. Before explaining TPA, it is helpful to understand the difference between a U.S.Treaty and a Congressional-Executive Act. Throughout our history America has entered into many...
  • Dems hope for Cruz, fear Bush

    05/27/2015 8:11:23 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2015, 06:00 am | Mike Lillis
    Democrats are rooting for Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to win the Republican presidential nomination, and Jeb Bush is the 2016 candidate they fear the most, according to a survey conducted by The Hill.In interviews with more than a dozen Democratic lawmakers, former members and strategists, The Hill asked questions to gauge what Democrats think of the large Republican field. ADVERTISEMENT Democrats think Cruz, a conservative firebrand, would alienate independent voters, propel liberals to the polls and give their party the best shot at picking up congressional seats in next year’s elections. Bush, they say, would be the much tougher opponent, because...
  • The Differences Between Left and Right: Part I

    05/27/2015 8:01:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Dennis Prager
    Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose. But if you can’t explain both sides, how do you know you’re right? At the very least, you need to understand both the liberal and conservative positions in order to effectively understand your own. I grew up in a liberal world — New York, Jewish and Ivy League graduate school. I was an 8-year-old when President Dwight Eisenhower ran for re-election against the Democratic nominee, Adlai Stevenson. I knew nothing about...
  • Two birds, one stone: Ted Cruz punches press and Rainbow Jihad in mouth at same time

    05/27/2015 7:52:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 39 replies
    Steve Deace.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    Finally!The economy sucks, the Islamic State now controls half of Syria and is poised to do the same in Iraq, our allies are losing faith in this country, and the media are acting as if gay marriage and a 14-year-old decision made by the previous president are the two most important issues facing the country.Senator Ted Cruz says he’s had enough, at least when it comes to questions about gay unions. Coming out of a meeting with Beaumont Texas officials, the candidate for the GOP presidential nomination stopped to take some questions from the press.After getting questions about his views...
  • Ted Cruz says he’s the ‘proven conservative’ in 2016 GOP field

    The third Republican presidential aspirant to address the Georgia GOP crowd at its convention was Sen. Ted Cruz. (See my previous write-ups on Chris Christie and Marco Rubio.) While one could hardly mistake Cruz for anything other than a Texan, right down to the cowboy boots he wore with his suit, and he described Georgians as having a lot in common with the people of the Lone Star State, Cruz channeled Missouri’s Show Me State mentality in explaining how he would stand out from other primary candidates who have similar messages.“Everyone’s going to say they’re super-duper conservative,” he said in...
  • Charlie Daniels: 'Lock and Load America, Trouble is on the Way'

    05/27/2015 7:45:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05/25/15 | John Blosser
    Grammy-winning country music legend Charlie Daniels is fed up with President Obama's refusal to blame Muslims for terrorism and America's political correctness when it comes to Islamic murderers, and says, "Lock and load America, trouble is on the way." In a lengthy statement on his website, triggered by the terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, on May 3, Daniels blasted both Muslims and Obama. Daniels, whose hits, "The Devil Came Down To Georgia" and "The South's Gonna Do It Again" have earned him a place forever in country music history, wrote about the Garland shooting, "The ramifications of this incident should,...
  • PacSun Feels the Wrath of Customers, Veterans Over American flag shirt

    05/27/2015 7:39:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/25/15
    UPDATE: Before Memorial Day was over, PacSun announced it will stop selling the T-shirt featuring an upside-down American flag. A photo of the shirt on display in Foley, Alabama, quickly went viral, forcing the retailer to respond.