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  • Sarah Palin Launches Her Own TV Channel Online

    07/27/2014 8:03:53 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 33 replies
    Variety ^ | July 27, 2014 | 06:58PM PT | NY Digital Editor Todd Spangler
    Sarah Palin – former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure – has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters. The Sarah Palin Channel, which costs $9.95 per month or $99.95 for a one-year subscription, will feature her commentary on “important issues facing the nation,” as well as behind-the-scenes looks into her personal life as “mother, grandmother, wife and neighbor.” Palin serves as executive editor, overseeing all content posted to the channel. “I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my...
  • D.C. Police Chief Orders Full Reciprocity for Open, Concealed Carry State Gun Permits

    07/27/2014 6:55:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 87 replies
    Fox5DC via Twitter ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Emily Miller
    STUNNING DEVELOPMENT: DC Police Chief Lanier just told force not to arrest a person who can legally carry a gun in DC or any state.More -- DC police chief using guidance from AG -- grants full reciprocity for all open and concealed carry from others states.
  • Repeal Prohibition, Again (New York Times: Let States Decide on Marijuana)

    07/27/2014 5:18:10 PM PDT · by Ken H · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/26/2014 | NYT Editorial Board
    -snip- There are no perfect answers to people’s legitimate concerns about marijuana use. But neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol, and we believe that on every level — health effects, the impact on society and law-and-order issues — the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization. That will put decisions on whether to allow recreational or medicinal production and use where it belongs — at the state level. We considered whether it would be best for Washington to hold back while the states continued experimenting with legalizing medicinal uses of marijuana, reducing penalties, or even...
  • Americans really wish they had elected Mitt Romney instead of Obama

    07/27/2014 4:56:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 91 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 7-27-14
    Americans are so down on President Obama at the moment that, if they could do the 2012 election all over again, they'd overwhelmingly back the former Massachusetts governor's bid. That's just one finding in a brutal CNN poll, released Sunday, which shows Romney topping Obama in a re-election rematch by a whopping nine-point margin, 53 percent to 44 percent. That's an even larger spread than CNN found in November, when a survey had Romney winning a redo 49 percent to 45 percent.
  • 4 Worst Ways Halbig Truthers Have Spun Obamacare Architect’s Comments

    07/27/2014 4:41:55 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 25, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    This week saw a major victory for attorneys who’ve argued that, according to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it’s illegal to give federal subsidies if insurance plans aren’t part of a state-based Obamacare exchange. The D.C. Circuit Court ruled that the legislation does not authorize such subsidies. Another court gave a somewhat muddled and mixed ruling on the matter that said such subsidies are ok, basically saying that Congress could have or would have been ok with it. The good news, for the attorneys fighting this battle, is that the mixed rulings make it more likely that they’ll...
  • How One Piece of Paper Destroyed Your Right to a Trial

    07/27/2014 11:38:09 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 20 replies
    The Nation ^ | 24 July 2014 | Peter Van Buren
    You can’t get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: “No person shall be…deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” In 2011, the White House ordered the drone-killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without trial. It claimed this was a legal act it is prepared to repeat as necessary. Given the Fifth Amendment, how exactly was this justified? Thanks to a much contested, recently released but significantly redacted—about one-third of the text is missing—Justice Department white paper providing the basis for...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Must Put a Stop to President Obama’s Amnesty and Give Governors All Options Possible

    07/27/2014 8:49:13 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | July 24, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    Full Title: Sen. Cruz: We Must Put a Stop to President Obama’s Amnesty and Give Governors All Options Possible to Mitigate This Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced the Protect Children and Families Through the Rule of Law Act, which includes measures that would stop President Obama’s amnesty, reform the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and empower governors to utilize the National Guard to address this specific crisis at federal expense, including authority to arrest violators of federal immigration, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and terrorism laws. “The current situation in the Rio Grande Valley is...
  • Sen. Cruz Files Sanction Iran, Safeguard America Act

    07/27/2014 8:42:49 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | July 25, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today filed legislation to impose sanctions against Iran to help safeguard America. “The recent extension of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and further relaxation of economic sanctions is confirmation that the Obama Administration's policy of tempting Tehran to curb its nuclear ambitions through preemptive concessions is indeed a historic mistake,” said Sen. Cruz. “The Iranians still have not taken any serious steps to rein in their nuclear program. The 19,000 centrifuges are still spinning. Not one pound of enriched uranium has left Iran. Research and development of ICBMs continues unchecked.  And,...
  • 'Lifestyle' babies– A new culprit of climate change

    07/27/2014 7:31:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Economic Times ^ | July 27, 2014 | By Kounteya Sinha
    LONDON: A new culprit has been found causing climate change - "lifestyle" babies. Scientists have called for a blanket ban on free fertility treatment for those making "lifestyle" reproductive choices, such as sterilization reversal or single motherhood for fertile women. They have also called for a legislation that makes fertility clinics subject to carbon capping schemes, in a bid to help curb climate change. This has made professor Cristina Richie of Boston College, Massachusetts, say that only those who are medically infertile through no fault of their own should be eligible for government funded treatment. "The fertility industry is just...
  • 10,000 Rally in Boston Against Obama’s Illegal Aliens (I was there yesterday)

    07/27/2014 7:06:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    buzzpo.com ^ | 7/26/14
    In what has been described as the largest protest on Beacon Hill ever, 10,000 protesters took to the street. They were protesting Obama sending illegal aliens into their community. The most liberal city in the most liberal state is protesting against liberalism. The irony is so sweet. Gov. Deval Patrick, invited the teenagers into Boston. He is term limited out but may hurt Martha Coakley’s bid at the governorship. Coakley is the democrat who lost the senate seat to Republicans, when Scott Brown won the seat. Jeff Kuhner, host of The Kuhner Report on WRKO in Boston estimated the crowd...
  • Federal judge declares D.C. ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional

    07/27/2014 6:26:58 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-27-14 | Martin Well and Clarence Williams
    A federal judge has declared that one of the District’s principal gun control laws is unconstitutional and ordered that its enforcement be halted. The ruling by Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., made public Saturday, orders the city to end its prohibition against carrying a pistol in public. It was not clear Saturday night what immediate effect the order would have. The order was addressed to the District of Columbia and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, as well as their employees and officers and others “who receive actual notice” of the ruling. But it could not be determined Saturday night who had...
  • I’m Dick Heller and I Approve This Crushing Defeat Of Worthless Gun Laws

    07/27/2014 6:11:30 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 5 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7-26-14 | Dick Heller
    In the aftermath of District of Columbia v. Heller, many residents in the nation’s capitol have been jousting with the the overbearing “Mother-knows-what’s-best-for-you” attitude about our Constitutional rights. Even though D.C.’s mayor city council deeply desire to be a state, they aren’t willing to do what a state must do when they lose a Supreme Court case. The Heller decision, and the cases that followed such as McDonald v Chicago and Moore v Madigan, made it abundantly clear that keepinging D.C. residents defenseless outside their homes was unconstitutional . . . My friend Tim McNabb and his wife are here...
  • Jim Rubens Endorsed By Republican Liberty Caucus In New Hampshire Senate Race

    07/27/2014 5:33:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    benswann.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Annabelle Bamforth
    Concord, NH- United States Senate candidate Jim Rubens, who is running in New Hampshire to win the seat held by Jeanne Shaheen, was officially endorsed today by both the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire and the Republican Liberty Caucus. The RLC and RLCNH are grassroots organizations focused on promoting individual liberty and small government in the Republican Party. RLCNH Chairman Aaron Day said in the announcement: “Grounded in the principled belief in constitutionally limited government, Jim Rubens brings the intelligence and experience needed to reverse the damage inflicted by Obama and Shaheen. Jim’s 40-year track record creating jobs and...
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander Faces Tough Battle in Tenn. GOP Primary

    07/27/2014 5:28:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Todd Beamon
    Sen. Lamar Alexander could be facing his toughest challenge in his 36-year political career heading into the Tennessee Republican primary next month. The two-term senator — who also has served as governor, U.S. Secretary of Education, and has run for the White House twice — has six opponents in the Aug. 7 contest, The Hill reports. Alexander, 74, is the clear favorite, but tea party-backed state Rep. Joe Carr is seen as his strongest challenger. Carr is pitching himself to voters as the candidate who would bring new ideas to a Washington that has changed greatly during Alexander's years of...
  • Christie Bristles When Asked about GOP Governors Campaigning for Cuomo Challenger

    07/27/2014 5:23:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Kerry Pickett
    “Do I look like I’m taking any questions?” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie snapped at Breitbart News when asked for his response to his colleagues' plan to campaign with Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s opponent this year. Christie slammed Astorino and his long shot race against Cuomo recently, telling NJ.com he would only “spend time in places where we have a chance to win — I said that right from the beginning.” He then added, “We don’t pay for landslides, and we don’t invest in lost causes.” However, after Republican Governors Association members found...
  • The Police State

    07/26/2014 8:08:27 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/25/14 | John Stossel
    CONSTITUTION-FREE ZONES: Lots of Americans are getting upset about being detained by armed border patrol agents not on the border but miles away from the border. Some push back, sometimes with violent results.
  • One-third of Americans support impeaching Obama. One-fifth don’t understand “impeachment.”

    07/26/2014 7:09:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/25/2014 | By Philip Bump
    For the casual observer (or enthusiastic partisan), a new poll from CNN / ORC International reveals a staggering point of data: one-third of the country, 33 percent, supports impeaching President Obama. That's 100 million people (if we extrapolate those attitudes to children and so on)! Can he survive?Yes, he can. As CNN itself points out, that figure is in line with public support for impeachment of Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton during their time in office. In August 2006, a CNN poll found that 30 percent of Americans supported impeaching Bush. And in September 1998, 29 percent supported...
  • Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution - The Alinsky Model

    07/26/2014 6:55:09 PM PDT · by ashukla · 12 replies
    The Conservative Activist ^ | 2009 | David Horowitz
    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” - Barack Obama, election eve, 2008 Barack Obama is an enigma. He won the 2008 presidential election claiming to be a moderate and wanting to bring Americans together and govern from the center. But since he took office, his actions have been far from moderate. He has apologized to foreign dictators abroad for sins he alleges his own country committed and appointed a self-described communist (Van Jones) and an admirer of Mao Zedong to top White House posts. He has used the economic crisis to take over...
  • For the Left, Cool Is King

    07/26/2014 6:33:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-26-14 | Jonah Goldberg
    Conservatives need to get over their insecurities about not being cool in the eyes of liberals. ear Reader (including the many new anti-Semitic and just plain bat-guano crazy people who’ve wandered into my life in recent days), Last night I said on Twitter: Forgetting may not be the right word. Though if this was the Soviet Union, teams of fat-fingered bureaucrats would be airbrushing his likeness from all official records. In case you’re not up to speed, let’s recap. It’s really a wonderful, feel-good story for the whole family. In the Halbig decision this week, the court ruled that according...
  • Editor Fired for Criticizing ‘Queen James Bible’ on Personal Blog Files Federal Complaint

    07/26/2014 6:10:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 7/25/14 | Heather Clark
    A newspaper editor who was fired earlier this year for opining on his personal blog that the Queen James Bible is an attempt by homosexuals “to make their sinful nature ‘right with God’” has filed a complaint with the federal government. As previously reported, Bob Eschliman has worked as the editor of the Newton Daily News since 2012, and has served as the publisher of the Clarinda Herald-Journal. But he found himself out of a job this past May when he spoke his mind about the Queen James Bible on his personal blog.
  • Ted Cruz depicted as a vampire slayer by guerilla street artist

    07/26/2014 5:36:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 26, 2014 | Mark Whittington
    If Ted Cruz were not in the United States Senate, he might have a new career as a vampire slayer. At least that is how he is depicted in a new poster by a conservative street artist who goes by the name of Sabo, according to a Friday piece in MySanAntonio. The posters, which have started to pop up on southern California street corners depicting Cruz wearing a long, leather duster and carrying a crossbow. First Lady Michelle Obama is depicted as a bat winged monster swooping down on Cruz.The posters are apparently in response to a recent dust up...
  • Ted Cruz Blames Democrats for Capitol Hill Gridlock

    07/26/2014 5:29:05 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Sen. Ted Cruz slammed President Barack Obama and the Democrats for the gridlock that has paralyzed Congress. "It should embarrass all of us, and it's the result of a deliberate partisan decision," the Texas Republican said in an interview to air on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. The tea party-backed freshman senator cited the stalemate over the border crisis as a recent example of Washington inaction. Story continues below video. Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency aid to address the thousands of illegal immigrant minors who have been arrested in South Texas, but Republicans and Democrats...
  • Federal District Court Strikes Down Washington, DC Handgun Carry Ban

    07/26/2014 5:10:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 26, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Concludes a blanket ban of carry of handguns outside the home cannot survive ANY level of scrutiny, and is therefore unconstitutional.Well, well, well–I guess the big guy upstairs knew I could do with a pick-me-up while I struggle through this respiratory infection. And boy, did he deliver big (with a h/t to Ace of Spades HQ). "In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny....
  • "Man Caused Disaster" On the Southern Border

    07/26/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The clarion call has sounded from President Obama and the pundits residing in Washington D.C. that Congress should "do something." Lost in this theory of governing by crisis, is that President Obama's actions created this historic calamity on the border. This is a "man caused disaster" and the man who caused it is Barack Obama. Waiting for President Obama to enforce the law is akin to waiting for Godot. President Obama is as likely to secure the border as he is to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. We are looking at two and a half long years of watching hundreds...
  • Policy Memo: A Good Deal Is Better Than No Deal (Is this a threat)

    07/26/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT · by mgist · 17 replies
    NIA Council ^ | 7/17/14 | parisi
    Washington, DC – Failure to reach a nuclear deal with Iran will not lead to a continuation of the current status quo, but rather a deterioration of the situation with severe military, economic and security consequences. This is the conclusion of a new NIAC Policy Memo published today analyzing the consequences of a diplomatic failure between the U.S. and Iran. The Policy Memo will be presented today at an event at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC at 2.30pm. The military consequences of not reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran have been clearly defined by the White House: “You...
  • Salmon: On Border Crisis, Let's Not Take A Knee

    07/26/2014 4:13:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Rep. Matt Salmon
    As a Member of Congress from a state on our southern border, I see firsthand the realities of illegal immigration. In fact, much of the recent public outcry originated from busloads of illegal immigrants dumped in Arizona a few short months ago. The strain placed on state and local governments overwhelms security, education, and medical services, making them harder to come by for citizens and immigrants alike. We’ve all read the stories of blown budgets and rising crime, but Members of Congress who come from border states don’t need to read those stories. (SNIP) Doing nothing is not an option....
  • Christian Bakery That Refused Gay Wedding Cakes Now Bakes Ex-Gay Cakes

    07/26/2014 4:04:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | July 26, 2014 | Michael Allen
    Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a Christian-owned bakery, closed its doors earlier this year after its owners Aaron and Melissa Klein were found guilty of violating gay people's rights by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.The Kleins refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in 2013, which resulted in the complaint against them.However, the bakery, now called "Sweet Cakes," continues to exist as an online business.According to The Advocate, the bakery recently posted a picture on its Facebook page of some goods that it recently made for the Restored Hope Network, an ex-gay organization, and added...
  • Protesters Swarm Beacon Hill, ‘Livid’ Over Illegal Immigration (Boston, I was there!)

    07/26/2014 3:31:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 99 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Justine Hofherr
    An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters. While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people. People carrying signs that said “Deport illegals,” and “Americans before illegals” stood just outside the State House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Related Massachusetts GOP Briefed on Immigration Crisis| 57,000 Reasons Immigration Overhaul May Be Stalled for Now| Obama Seeks Governors' Support on Immigrant Kids| Share...
  • Rallying Around Joe Carr, Our Conservative Star

    07/26/2014 3:28:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Llyod Marcus
    Brothers and sisters, we are the good guys, and God is on our side. Therefore, I focus all of my attention each day on whatever task God places in front of me to weaken and ultimately defeat Barack Obama's evil agenda. That task at the moment is to help Tea Party conservative Joe Carr to defeat RINO Lamar ("whatever Obama wants, Obama gets") Alexander in the August 7 Republican primary in Tennessee. Please forgive me for stating the obvious: the mainstream media does not report the news, nor does it give a rat's derričre about America. The mainstream media is...
  • How Ryan T. Anderson Responded to a Gay Man Who Wants to Redefine Marriage

    07/26/2014 3:27:07 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://dailysignal.com ^ | July 25, 2014
    Commentary By Daily Signal Commentary Video “Why should I, as a gay man, be denied the same right to file a joint tax return with my potential husband that a straight couple has?” Anderson also talked about the differences between the law’s interest in contracts and in marriage
  • Can 'Tennessee's institution' survive Tea Party's wrath?

    07/26/2014 3:23:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/26/14 | Jessica Taylor
    MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Thirty-six years ago, Lamar Alexander walked across the state in his first successful bid for governor, donning his now-iconic red and black plaid shirt. Now, the 74 year-old senator is making the trek across Tennessee by bus as he faces what could be his toughest GOP race yet. Known simply as Lamar around these parts, the former governor, U.S. secretary of Education, two-time presidential candidate and now two-term senator, is undoubtedly an institution. But as the Republican Party nationwide and even in Tennessee has changed, there’s a growing voice that the senator hasn’t and needs to go....
  • Federal District Court Victory for Gura in Palmer v. DC

    07/26/2014 2:43:54 PM PDT · by RKV · 4 replies
    Alan Gura Website ^ | 7/26/14 | Alan Gura
    “In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia's complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.” “Accordingly, the Court grants Plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment and enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of D.C. Code § 72502.02(a)(4) and enforcing D.C. Code § 22-4504(a) unless and until such time as the District...
  • National Guard in Texas Could Get Arrest Power

    07/26/2014 12:22:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 44 replies
    NYT ^ | July 24, 2014 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected by some. By deploying them himself rather than through Washington, he has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions, something Guard troops in past border deployments have been prohibited from doing. Immigrant rights advocates and others, including former federal officials involved in previous National Guard mobilizations, said the troops would lack both training and federal oversight, creating a risk of civil rights violations and deadly encounters with immigrants.
  • After Asking Employees to Reveal Personal Beliefs, Chase Faces Boycott

    07/26/2014 11:24:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/18/14 | Kelsey Harkness
    Over 4,000 Americans have signed a petition to boycott Chase bank over a company survey that probed employees about their sexual orientation and personal beliefs. The National Organization for Marriage’s campaign, “Void Chase,” urges customers across the globe to take their banking business elsewhere until JPMorgan Chase apologizes and promises “never again to invade the privacy of your employees in this way.” The effort is the result of what critics call an invasive survey that asked whether Chase employees identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, or as an “LGBT ally.”
  • Wisconsin Police Chief Pleads No Contest to Harassing Tea Party Leader

    07/26/2014 10:44:48 AM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 24 replies
    The La Crosse Tribune ^ | 7/26/2014 | Anne Jungen
    The embattled town of Campbell police chief pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor that accused him of using a tea party activist’s information online during work hours to retaliate for a federal lawsuit brought against him. “I understand that there is a political context to this case, but my view of it is not political,” Monroe County Circuit Judge David Rice said. “I view it as a criminal case.” After months of conflict between the town, police and tea party activists, Chief Tim Kelemen in January and March used La Crosse tea party activist Greg Luce’s name, address, phone...
  • WH Officials: 'Very Significant' Immigration Exec. Actions By 'End Of Summer'

    07/26/2014 10:24:18 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/14 | Tony Lee
    White House officials said on Friday that President Barack Obama will enact "very significant" executive actions on immigration at the end of summer. Obama had previously announced that he had asked Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to give him recommendations on executive actions by the end of summer. Obama said he wanted to change as much of the country's immigration laws as he could unilaterally.
  • Live Thread: McAllen, TX--Free Republic Guarding the Border [Someone's gotta do it] (New pics at 51)

    07/26/2014 10:22:29 AM PDT · by Syncro · 64 replies
    Feeepers ^ | July 26, 2014 | Syncro
    <p>Here we are down on the border at the Rio Grande, Texas.</p> <p>Border Patrol staging area. Humblegunner pointed out they have a pretty rockin' deer stand!</p>
  • Venezuela's Maduro combats dissidence among ruling socialists

    07/26/2014 9:26:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 26, 2014 | BY ANDREW CAWTHORNE
    CARACAS - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress on Saturday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to quieten hardliners who believe the state is failing to stem corruption or fix the economy. Venezuela has the highest inflation rate in the continent at 62 percent in the 12 months to June. A Byzantine currency control system, with official rates ranging from 6.3 to 50 bolivars to the dollar and a black market level of 80, is creating price distortions, stimying private business and earning huge sums for those playing the system. Shortages of basics continue across the nation, while electricity...
  • Firearm background checks on rise in New Mexico since Newtown

    07/26/2014 8:01:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    koat.com ^ | 7/24/2014 | Nancy Laflin
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —In recent years, gun sales have gone through the roof out of fear gun laws would drastically change, but they didn’t.
  • Obama will take executive action on immigration after summer, adviser says

    07/26/2014 7:35:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7/25/2014 | Francine Kiefer
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will go ahead with a “very significant” executive action on immigration after the summer – a move that may well trigger impeachment proceedings against him, senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters at a Monitor breakfast Friday. “The president acting on immigration reform will certainly up the likelihood that [Republicans] would contemplate impeachment at some point,” said Mr. Pfeiffer, who has been at the Obama White House since its inception. A lot of people in Washington laughed off Sarah Palin’s call to impeach the president for executive overreach, Pfeiffer said, but “I would not discount that...
  • ‘The Five’s’ Tantaros Tells Obama To Just Stop Trying: ‘Stick To Beer Summits And Birth Control’

    07/26/2014 7:23:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/25/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    “The Five” co-host Andrea Tantaros wants President Obama to stop even trying to protect America’s interests on the global stage, claiming he should “stick to beer summits and birth control” or risk “stumbling into another war.”
  • Troop leader: Customs and Border agent held Boy Scout at gunpoint

    07/26/2014 7:05:44 AM PDT · by wolf24 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24 | Todd Starnes
    A Boy Scout troop from the nation’s heartland is demanding answers and a U.S. senator is expressing outrage after a group of scouts was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, with one child allegedly held at gunpoint. Jim Fox, the leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, said the incident occurred earlier this month at a checkpoint along the Alaska – Canada border. The scouts and their leaders were on a 21-day trek from Iowa to Alaska – a trip that had been three years in the planning. As their vans were moving through a checkpoint into...
  • Gay Days 'predatory' tow-truck owner arrested (the witch hunt continues)

    07/26/2014 7:01:24 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 33 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7/26/2014 | David Harris
    The owner of a towing company was arrested Friday and charged with illegally towing vehicles of people who took part in last month's Gay Days events in Orange County. Jason P. Combs, 44, owner of ASAP Towing, faces 29 counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle and other charges. Deputies allege he towed more than 100 vehicles June 5 to 9 from a parking lot at Westwood Town Center off International Drive, which is across the street from the event's host hotel, Doubletree by Hilton. Combs didn't have an up-to-date contract to tow vehicles or have proper signage notifying...
  • Why Democrats love all the ‘impeach Obama’ talk (+video)

    07/26/2014 6:31:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 07/26/2014 | Linda Feldmann
    When Dan Pfeiffer sat down for a Monitor breakfast Friday with reporters, the senior Obama adviser didn’t need to be asked about impeachment. He brought it up himself. GOP House Speaker John Boehner’s move to sue President Obama has “opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some point in the future,” Mr. Pfeiffer said. A few hours later, White House spokesman Josh Earnest also didn’t seem to mind talking impeachment, after a reporter brought up Pfeiffer’s comment. “There are some prominent members of the Republican Party who have articulated their support for articles of impeachment,” Mr. Earnest said...
  • I WILL Give a Woman a Drug to Induce Abortion—The New Hippocrates

    07/26/2014 1:16:27 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    First Things ^ | 7-25-2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    Will Doctors Be Forced To KILL? firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/07/will-doctors-be-forced-to-kill by Wesley J. Smith | 7/25/2014 | FirstThingsThe wailing and gnashing of teeth in some quarters over the modest Hobby Lobby decision has me worried. Apparently, many on the political port side of the country believe that once a favored public policy has been enacted, it immediately becomes a “right” that can never be altered or denied. More, once such a “right” is established for the individual, others should have the duty to ensure access—even at the cost of violating their own religious consciences.If such thinking prevails, medical professionals could be forced to...
  • GOP Faces 2016 Quandary: Why No Women Candidates?

    07/25/2014 6:58:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    RCP ^ | 07/25/2014 | Scott Conroy
    The wide-open fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination appears certain to showcase a range of credible candidates, who differ from one another in both style and substance. What the next crop of top-tier GOP contenders may not feature, however, is a woman. The Republicans taking discernible steps to build the foundations required for White House runs are all men. And for a party trying to close the gender gap, the prospect of an all-male lineup may pose a significant public perception problem. After the 2012 race saw President Obama defeat Mitt Romney by a double-digit margin among women, one...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Demands Answers On FAA Flight Ban To Israel

    07/25/2014 5:13:16 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | July 25, 2014 5:15 PM
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Questions remain about the Federal Aviation Administration’s ban on flights to Israel earlier this week and whether it was based on safety or politics. One U.S. senator is vowing to block Obama administration diplomatic appointments until he gets answers.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is blocking confirmation of ambassadors and other diplomatic nominees until the FAA explains why it blocked flights to Israel after a rocket landed a mile from the Tel Aviv airport.“The timing was such that this ban on flights from America was announced at the same time that John Kerry arrived in the Middle East;...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Americans don’t want House Republicans to sue Obama over executive actions

    07/25/2014 3:36:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    A note of caution. Republicans in Congress and in the commentariat are fed up with this White House failing to faithfully execute the law, as is its constitutional charge. Regarding this administration’s selective enforcement of the laws passed by Congress – ranging from DOMA to DACA, from recess appointments made while Congress was in session to the delayed and selective implementation of the Affordable Care Act – the GOP is foursquare behind a proposal to sue the president over his flagrant abuse of authority. The public at large, however, is less than enthralled with the idea of suing President...
  • The Biggest Election of 2014: Bruce Rauner may take the governorship of America’s worst run state.

    07/25/2014 3:33:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/25/2014 | Stephen Moore
    If you want to know which individual political race has the biggest stakes in 2014, look no further than the Land of Lincoln. The Illinois governor’s race pits incumbent Pat Quinn, a Democrat, against upstart non-politician Bruce Rauner. Why are the stakes so huge? Because Illinois is arguably the worst-run state in America. It’s a blue state that has been run for many years by corrupt and bungling politicians including Rod Blagojevich, who went to jail for trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat, and Mr. Quinn, who has run the state’s finances into the gutter. This year shows no...
  • A U.N. with Standards: It’s time for an Alliance of Democracies.

    07/25/2014 3:31:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/25/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    As legend has it, Groucho Marx sent the Friars Club a telegram that read, “Please accept my resignation. I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.” At least the Friars Club had standards. What to make of the United Nations? It has a single criterion for membership: existence. Admittedly, this is an unattainable standard for such fictional realms as Westeros, Erewhon, Kreplakistan, and numerous locales from the TV series MacGyver (Gnubia, Kabulstan, et al.). But if you’re a nation-state that actually exists, you’re a shoo-in, like Kate Upton trying to get...