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  • Cuccinelli Urges Virginians To Support Motion To Oust Boehner

    08/03/2015 4:20:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706
    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli, Chairman of Liberty Now PAC, issued a powerful appeal for Virginians to demand their Representatives in Congress support Rep. Mark Meadows' motion to vacate the Chair and oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Cuccinelli writes: An amazing thing happened the other day, although it hasn’t gotten much attention… yet! On Tuesday, North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows courageously submitted a “Motion to Vacate the Chair.” The “Chair” in this case is Speaker Boehner. If successful, Congressman Meadows’ motion would remove Congressman Boehner as Speaker of the House, and allow for a vote...
  • No sign Waco violence spilling into Sturgis biker rally

    08/03/2015 4:13:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    AP via Seattle Times ^ | August 2, 2015 | JAMES NORD
    snip “There’s a lot of information out about Waco, (but) not a lot of information that any of it’s going to spill over into Sturgis,” said Dan Satterlee, an assistant director at the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.
  • Mark Levin reads from his book "Plunder and Deceit" (audio from 06-26-2015)

    08/03/2015 1:11:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6-27-15 | Mark Levin
    Published on Jun 27, 2015 The full book title is "Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future"
  • Hillary Clinton to Start Airing Ads in Iowa and New Hampshire

    08/02/2015 9:57:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 2nd, 2015 | By Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin a $2 million television advertising buy in Iowa and New Hampshire on Tuesday, an effort that her campaign aides say is aimed at defining her candidacy ahead of a crush of Republican attack ads. The twin sixty-second spots that Mrs. Clinton’s campaign will air – one called “Dorothy,” the other “Family Strong” – are biographical ads that depict the former secretary of state as a fighter, a theme her advisers have sought to elevate, who will fight for voters.-Snip-The Clinton campaign’s November ad reservation is still in place. Mrs. Clinton’s aides said they knew that...
  • Unborn Lives Matter

    08/02/2015 9:46:18 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 7 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 3 August 2015 | Robert Royal
    We – every one of us – has to up the game now, pull in that reluctant friend, make someone who wants to avert his gaze face what’s going on. No euphemisms. No excuses. No no-shows. A society that allows – underwrites with tax dollars – an outfit like PP has let the barbarians inside the gates. Our president, a cheerleader for this barbarism, has asked God to bless PP.
  • TRUMP: I WILL CONSIDER THIRD-PARTY RUN IF GOP DOESN’T TREAT ME ‘FAIRLY’

    08/02/2015 9:24:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2015 | Pamela Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would “certainly not give up” the possibility of running as a third-party candidate if he is not treated “fairly” by the GOP.
  • The GOP civil war has quietly exploded back into the open — and it could get nastier than ever

    08/02/2015 7:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/02/2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    For a 56th birthday present to himself, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina) took perhaps the most aggressive step yet against the Republican Party's establishment. It marked perhaps the most bombastic challenge to House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) leadership, and another point at which long-simmering tensions within the Republican caucus have exploded out into the open. Meadows introduced a resolution on Tuesday that aims to force Boehner from his post. The resolution will now be referred to a powerful House committee full of members loyal to Boehner, and has no chance of succeeding. But the message he had attempted to send...
  • CRUZ: ABORTION VIDEOS ARE GAME-CHANGERS

    08/02/2015 6:02:57 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    WND ^ | August 1, 2015 | GARTH KANT
    'So gruesome, even Hillary Clinton was disturbed' WASHINGTON – Are the Planned Parenthood videos a game-changer or a turning point?“Absolutely,” somberly confirmed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.“The Planned Parenthood videos are gruesome.”He paused, as if to look for just the right word.“They’re horrifying.”It was unlike any encounter WND had ever had with the fiery Texan, who routinely scores his rapid-fire points with vigorous animation and a dazzling intellect.During a half-hour phone interview, Cruz was extremely deliberate, spoke very slowly, and measured his words with such care one could practically hear him thinking during numerous pauses to reflect.That was true of the...
  • PALIN PRAISES WALKER AND CRUZ, WANTS TO ‘SPEAK POSITIVELY’ ABOUT SOLID CANDIDATES

    08/02/2015 5:55:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Aug 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin praised Republican presidential candidates Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker while stating that she likes many of the candidates on the GOP side and wishes to “speak positively” about the solid conservative candidates on Friday’s “Mark Levin Show.”Palin, after continuing her praise of Donald Trump, said, “I think Ted Cruz is great. I’m very thankful for he having taken such a stand on Obamacare, and many other issues. And really being able to shift some of the national debate about the issues because he’s been...
  • The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

    08/02/2015 5:54:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 2nd, 2015 | Robert Reich (yes, that one)
    "He can't possibly win the nomination," is the phrase heard most often when Washington insiders mention either Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. Yet as enthusiasm for the bombastic billionaire and the socialist senior continues to build within each party, the political establishment is mystified. They don't understand that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the "ruling class" of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades. In two very different ways, Trump and Sanders are agents of this revolt. I'll explain the two ways in a moment. Don't confuse this for the public's...
  • Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz to visit Chattanooga

    08/02/2015 5:51:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    WDEF.com ^ | August 1, 2015
    Chattanooga, TN (WDEF)- Senator Ted Cruz, a candidate for the Republican nomination for President, will be visiting Chattanooga on Monday, August 10 at 9am.  His stop in Chattanooga at the Hamilton County Republican Party Headquarters will be the first leg in a whirlwind bus tour across Tennessee and several other states.Cruz's “Biscuits & Gravy” morning stop in Chattanooga will offer the public the opportunity to meet Senator Cruz and hear of the Senator’s vision for America.Attendance at the event is open to the public and there is no charge but attendees are asked to RSVP at https://www.tedcruz.org/rsvp/chattanooga.The event will last from...
  • Cruz: Obama has 'massive hostility' to religious liberty

    08/02/2015 5:46:17 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    WND ^ | August 2, 2015 | GARTH KANT
    'Many Republican candidates just ran for the hills' (Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part interview with Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. Read Part one: Cruz fires back at Romney: ‘This is why we keep losing’ and part two: Cruz: Abortion videos are game-changers)WASHINGTON – Does U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, fear Christians in America will be prosecuted for practicing their beliefs?The GOP presidential candidate responded so strongly, it was though merely saying “yes” would be a superfluous understatement.“There is no doubt that one of the greatest threats we are seeing is the assault on religious liberty,”...
  • Ted Cruz Responds to Obama’s Iran ‘Rhetoric’ Comment During Speech at an Iranian-Jewish Synagogue

    08/02/2015 5:39:17 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    IJ Review ^ | August 2, 2015 | JENNIFER VAN LAAR
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made a speech at Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills Saturday, an Orthodox Jewish Iranian congregation founded by Persian Jews who left Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution.In Cruz’s speech, which was given without notes, he spoke of the need to “speak the truth” about the dangers in the world today: “Today the threats facing Israel, the threats facing America, the threats facing the world have never been greater.When we call evil by its name, it has a clarifying power that has never been more needed than it is this instant, right now.” Of these dangers,...
  • Ted Cruz’s Fight to Protect the Open Internet

    08/02/2015 5:30:58 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 5:38 p.m. ET | L. GORDON CROVITZ
    Sen. Ted Cruz wants to safeguard the open Internet from authoritarian regimes. You’d think that would be an easy position to take, but it’s not. The Texas senator and presidential candidate is bucking the leadership of his Republican Party to push hard against the Obama administration plan to abandon America’s protection of the Internet from political interference.This became an issue in March 2014, when the Commerce Department announced it would give up its Internet oversight by September 2015. Commerce exercises oversight through its contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, which keeps the engineers and...
  • GOP hopeful Ted Cruz to visit Tupelo, Olive Branch Aug. 11

    08/02/2015 5:20:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, August 2, 2015
    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will visit two north Mississippi cities this month.The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1DjHYzQ ) reports that the junior senator from Texas has stops scheduled Aug. 11 at restaurants in Tupelo and Olive Branch.The conservative Republican will be at Connie’s Fried Chicken in Tupelo at 9 a.m. and at Sweet Pea’s Table in Olive Branch at noon.DeSoto County campaign spokesman Donnie Abernathy said Friday that Cruz had wanted to visit there in early May but had to cancel because of Senate action.Republican Mitt Romney carried the state with a little more than 55...
  • ELECTION: Senator Ted Cruz Stands for America, Truth, and Israel

    08/02/2015 5:16:11 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    The Real Side with Joe Messina ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Gwendolyn Sims
    Saturday, in a rousing speech held between services at the Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, California, presidential hopeful and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz brought the overflow crowd to its feet several times over.Speaking before the largest orthodox Jewish Iranian Synagogue in the United States, well-known author Rabbi Schmuley Boteach set the theme as he introduced Cruz to the crowd, “It is not enough to know what is right,” Rabbi Schmuley said. “What is right is clear and in front of us, but the question is ‘do we act?’ Do we stand up for what is right? This is why we...
  • Ted Cruz to visit Murfreesboro, Brentwood next week

    08/02/2015 5:09:23 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    WSMV.com ^ | Aug 02, 2015 9:27 AM PDT | Johnny Bradigan
    Another Republican hopeful in the race for the White House will be taking a trip to middle Tennessee this month.Texas Senator Ted Cruz plans to make stops in both Murfreesboro and Brentwood on August 10, according to posts on his campaign events page.His first stop in our area is scheduled to be at 10 a.m., inside the Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.At 1:30 p.m., he’s scheduled to arrive at the Cool Springs House in Brentwood.People can RSVP tickets for both events.Several other Republican presidential candidates are planning trips to our area in August.Jeb Bush is scheduled to attend a...
  • Presidential-hopeful Ted Cruz plans Tulsa rally

    08/02/2015 5:03:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Fox23.com ^ | Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. — Republican presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz announced plans for a rally in Tulsa this month.The "This Is Cruz Country" rally will be held August 13 at the Union High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.Cruz announced his intentions to run for president in March. He's been endorsed by Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma.Follow FOX23 Jonathan McCall on Facebook:
  • Ted Cruz Auditions to be the Koch’s Paid Whore on Capitol Hill [Barf Alert!]

    08/02/2015 4:53:23 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    PoliticsUSA ^ | Sunday, August, 2nd, 2015, 7:54 am | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    Need to be a hero, but don’t have any really scary enemies? Invent an enemy – in this case the government – and appoint yourself the champion who rises up against the dreaded foe just in time to save the people, all the while working for your enemy in the largest immorality tale of them all. That’s Ted Cruz in a nutshell, with the emphasis on nut.The Texas Senator criticizes President Obama for “throwing around” rhetoric without talking about the actual substance of the issue in question, meanwhile throwing around such terms as “Washington Cartel” and “Jihadist Stimulus Bill,” to...
  • College disciplines student for Facebook comments about Baltimore riot

    08/02/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Reuters
    DALLAS — A Texas Christian University student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning “infliction of bodily or emotional harm” and “disorderly conduct.” He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extracurricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: “These...
  • Christie: I'll pardon legal gun owners arrested in N.J.

    08/02/2015 4:39:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 1 , 2015
    WATERLOO, Iowa — Campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie said he'll likely pardon several out-of-staters legally permitted to carry their firearms in their home states who have been recently arrested in New Jersey under the Garden State's tough gun laws. Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, Fla., was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14 during a visit to Liberty State Park in Jersey City and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. She could face a ten year prison sentence because her Florida state-issued permit to carry a handgun is not recognized by New...
  • DNC Chair STILL Can’t Tell Difference Between Democratic Party and Socialism (VIDEO)

    08/02/2015 3:37:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/02/15 | Jim Hoft
    Things got very awkward on Thursday when Chris Matthews asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz what the difference was between the modern Democratic Party and Socialism. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was completely stumped. She couldn’t answer the question. We haven’t seen that dazed look since Rachel Dolezal was busted as a fraud. Because, as we all know, there is no difference between today’s Democrat Party and radical Socialism. On Sunday DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was again asked to explain the difference between the modern day Democratic Party and Socialism. Again She failed. “You know Chuck it is always fun to...
  • The Surveillance State Goes Mainstream: Windows 10 Is Watching (& Logging) Everything

    08/02/2015 2:06:44 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 51 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 08/02/2015 | Tyler Durden!
    From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers' basic information - name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics - but it also digs a bit deeper... and finding answers is not easy, as one privacy expert exclaimed, "there is no world in which 45 pages of policy documents and opt-out settings split across 13 different Settings screens and an external website constitutes 'real transparency'."
  • COLUMN: Trump trips up the rich and famous (media elites & GOP snobs)

    08/02/2015 1:46:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Inter Lake ^ | August 1, 2015 | Frank Miele, managing editor
    It certainly is satisfying to see the Republican Party establishment squirm at the meteoric rise of Donald Trump to front-runner status in the GOP presidential race. You don’t have to like everything Trump says to enjoy watching him topple icons, expose shibboleths and challenge his fellow candidates to be political leaders instead of poll readers. Clearly, on one issue after another, billionaire Trump is ringing the bell with everyday GOP voters, while his opponents are shooting themselves in the foot. It all started on June 16 when Trump announced his campaign with an impromptu speech at the eponymous Trump Tower...
  • PERRY ON CRITICIZING TRUMP: ‘I WILL NOT BE QUIET’

    08/02/2015 1:31:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 79 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week on “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace ” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) said he will “not be quiet” when it comes to criticizing his rival Donald Trump. Perry said, “I’m not going to be quiet, when Donald Trump shoots a bullet through Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% and hits veterans particularly those that have been captured. I’ll challenge Donald trump. You go tell Marcus Luttrell who was captured by the Taliban that he doesn’t like being around people that have been captured. That is one of the low moments of this campaign from my perspective....
  • The Republic As Prey

    08/02/2015 11:20:14 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/28/15 | Scott McKay
    The Obama administration’s lawlessness reached a pinnacle last week after videos of Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses began to surface. In the Senate, amendments to de-fund Planned Parenthood were filed but not passed. Meanwhile, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who was confirmed thanks to 10 Republican Senate votes, announced she would be launching an investigation as a result of the videos… into their producers. So when evidence of illegal activity by a constituent organization within the Democratic Party’s constellation is produced, this administration investigates the whistleblower. And does so in broad daylight. Nothing is...
  • Donald Trump: No Black Presidents For A While Because Of Obama

    08/02/2015 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 81 replies
    Huffington Post Entertainment ^ | August 2nd, 2015 | Ryan J. Reilly
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump thinks the United States will not see another black president for some time because Barack Obama has "set a very poor standard," the billionaire businessman, entertainer and Republican presidential candidate told ABC News on Sunday. Trump -- who has questioned whether Obama was born in the United States and was once sued by the Justice Department because the management of his apartment complexes allegedly discriminated against black tenants -- also thinks he'll win the black vote. Trump responded to a question on the show about a tweet he sent last year saying America would not see...
  • Spoiler Alert: People With No Firearms Training Get Killed In Self-Defense Simulator

    08/02/2015 10:38:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Okay. I mean, this shouldn’t be a shocker, but people who have no firearms training didn’t survive the firearms training simulator located at Prince George's County Police Department in Maryland. Another non-surprise is that police officers did well; though some might add that concealed carry holders spend more time at the range than police officers. Regardless, the Washington Post  reported on how determining life and death situations–and when to use deadly force–is difficult; something that any gun owner, or person with common sense, would already know: [A] new study from researchers at Mount St. Mary's University sheds some light on why people...
  • This is Your Nuremberg, Planned Parenthood

    08/02/2015 10:38:29 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 7 replies
    BarbWire ^ | Matt Barber
    Nazi monster Dr. Josef Mengele is known to have ordered the murder of over 400,000 Jews at Auschwitz from 1943 to 1945. Thousands more he kept alive and mercilessly tortured to death during experiments intended to create an Aryan super-race. Much of Mengele’s “medical research” was conducted on children and newborns – especially twins. One witness described what happened after Mengele once delivered a Jewish “fetus”: “But when he saw that there was only one baby and not twins, he tore the baby right out of the mother’s uterus, threw it into an oven and walked away,” she said. “We...
  • Washington Post Column: Senate Republicans accidentally promote abortion

    08/02/2015 9:40:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/02/2015 | Dana Milbank
    Senate Republicans this week, teeming with righteous indignation, introduced S. 1881, “a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.” Here’s a better name for it: the Abortion Promotion Act of 2015. No doubt the authors of the legislation think that anything that hurts Planned Parenthood, the leading provider of abortions, would further the pro-life cause. But their proposal — defunding all Planned Parenthood operations in retribution for secret videos showing the group’s officials discussing the sale of fetal organs — would do far greater harm to fetuses than anything discussed in the videos. There already is...
  • TRUMP: I WILL CONSIDER THIRD-PARTY RUN IF GOP DOESN’T TREAT ME ‘FAIRLY’

    08/02/2015 9:32:08 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would “certainly not give up” the possibility of running as a third-party candidate if he is not treated “fairly” by the GOP.
  • Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

    08/02/2015 7:22:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    the Federalist.com ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting July 31, 2015 By Mollie Hemingway A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children. Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation. Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President...
  • Southland group's goal: Sanders as president, (Crook County, IL)

    08/02/2015 7:14:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Phil Kadner
    Southland group's goal: Sanders as president By Phil Kadner About 50 people gathered Wednesday in a banquet room at a Flossmoor restaurant to launch a ""political revolution." It's a grass roots movement for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate who embraces single-payer national health insurance, tuition-free public universities for all, increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour and taking control of the federal government away from billionaires and corporations and returning it to the people. Mention to these folks that the Vermont senator has been called a socialist, and instead of protests, you're likely to bring a...
  • Phony Constitutional Amendments

    08/02/2015 6:31:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    How do you know when a presidential candidate is being deceptive? No, silly, not when his or her lips are moving. Candidates often tell the truth -- like when they say they want your vote or your money. Moving lips are not a reliable clue. So what is? Any statement that envisions an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. _Politicians often act as though the Constitution is a sacred text handed down from heaven, like the Bible. Unlike the Bible, though, they have all sorts of recommendations for improving it. These proposals fall into two general categories: hopeless fantasies and pathetic...
  • Boy Scout Backlash? Organization May See Rapid Decline in Church Support Following Gay Leaders Vote

    08/02/2015 6:10:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/02/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The Boy Scouts of America may experience a severe backlash from church sponsors following its recent vote to approve openly gay scout leaders. A national organization boasting over 2.6 million members, many of the BSA's more than 37,000 troops come from churches that officially state that homosexuality is a sin. These include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the United Methodist Church, and the Southern Baptist Convention. Roger S. Oldham, spokesman for the SBC, told The Christian Post that Southern Baptist churches have been cutting ties with the BSA since 2013, when the youth organization voted to allow...
  • Some in Congress wonder: Can the nation survive without Planned Parenthood?

    08/02/2015 5:41:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Perhaps we’d muddle through as a republic if the federal government stopped using Planned Parenthood as a contractor, but not everyone in Congress is convinced. As the Senate moves to debate whether to end federal subsidies for the abortion industry leader, Susan Collins wonders where women will go to get “women’s health services”: Republicans have seized on a series of controversial undercover videos that show officials at the abortion rights organization discussing the price of fetal tissue to argue that all federal funding should be cut off from Planned Parenthood.But even members of McConnell’s party have their doubts that...
  • MILBANK: Conservatives hold John Boehner hostage (translation: Join us, John! Get things done!)

    08/02/2015 5:28:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    rapidcityjournal.com ^ | 8/2/15 | Dana Milbank
    For the first time in 105 years, a speaker of the House is the target of what parliamentarians call a "motion to vacate the chair" — and what other people might call an attempt to throw the speaker out on his ear. But John Boehner greeted this unwelcome status Wednesday with studied sangfroid. "Listen," Boehner said in an afternoon news conference when asked by Chad Pergram of Fox News how he would put down the insurrection. "You've got a member here and a member there who are off the reservation. No big deal." So, asked Jennifer Steinhauer of The New...
  • Gov. Hogan’s changes for Maryland come with an in-your-face attitude

    08/02/2015 5:04:41 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2015 | Ovetta Wiggins
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has slashed tolls on the state’s highways, canceled Baltimore’s long-planned Red Line light-rail project and, last week, dramatically announced the closure of the city’s deeply troubled Men’s Detention Center. Hogan, Maryland’s first Republican governor in nearly a decade, did not need the backing of the Democratic-controlled state legislature for any of those decisions. He announced them on his own, deriding inaction by past administrations and acknowledging that he had made little effort to seek Democratic legislative leaders’ input before he acted. The governor’s in-your-face approach contrasts with the pledges of bipartisanship he made after his election...
  • Homeland Security Chief: We won’t call Chattanooga ‘Islamic terrorism’ out of respect for Muslims

    Why won’t the Obama administration call Fort Hood Islamic Terrorism? Why aren’t they calling Chattanooga Islamic Terrorism? Because it’s disrespect to Muslims and Islam is about peace: ARUTZ SHEVA – Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced the policy this past Friday at Aspen Institute’s annual security forum in Washington, D.C. He explained that though it was a Muslim terrorist who shot to death four unarmed Marines in Tennessee two weeks ago, the government will call the attack, and other similar ones, “violent extremism” and not “Islamic terrorism” – out of respect for the Muslim community. Johnson said it is “critical”...
  • Five Republican candidates to vie for Koch brothers backing at donor retreat

    08/01/2015 7:52:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    The competition among Republican presidential candidates for the support of the political and fundraising network of Charles and David Koch will heat up this weekend. Five Republican candidates will attend a retreat held by Freedom Partners, a key cog in the political network of the Koch brothers. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Texas senator Ted Cruz, former CEO Carly Fiorina, Florida senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will all attend a gathering of well-heeled GOP donors at a luxury resort in Orange County, California. Kentucky senator Rand Paul was invited but declined to attend, citing previous commitments to...
  • IRS Commissioner Vows to Not Target Christian Colleges Opposed to Gay Marriage ... 'At This Time'

    08/01/2015 7:36:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/01/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service vowed in a Senate hearing this week that the federal agency will not strip Christian colleges and universities of their tax-exempt statuses should those institutions refuse to update school policies to be more accommodating toward gay marriages. Following the Supreme Court decision in June that nationally legalized same-sex marriages, fears have dramatically risen that Christian colleges and institutions could be stripped of their tax-exempt statuses if they don't compromise their biblical beliefs on the subject of same-sex marriage. But IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, told Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, in a Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee...
  • Sanctuary Cities for Conservatives? With the way things are going, it's going to be needed.

    08/01/2015 6:47:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | Gary Bauer
    “Sanctuary cities” have been in the headlines for weeks. Late last week, the House of Representatives voted to strip federal funds from sanctuary cities, which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts. And in early July, an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times and convicted of seven felonies shot and killed a young woman while she was walking with her father and a friend along a pier in San Francisco, a city famous for its sanctuary policies. Sanctuary cities have existed for decades – the first one was established in Los Angeles in 1979 – as places...
  • Obama Wants 5-Year Plan: ‘I Guarantee You This Is Not How China’ Handles Its Infrastructure

    08/01/2015 4:53:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2015 | 3:07 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    When President Obama signed a law yesterday funding federal transportation projects for the next three months, he lamented that the United States did not have a five-year federal plan for transportation—and warned Congress that “big, powerful countries” like the Peoples Republic of China did not do it the way the U.S. is doing it now. “I guarantee you this is not how China, Germany, other countries around the world—other big, powerful countries around the world—handle their infrastructure,” Obama said. …
  • Donald Trump wants to deport all unauthorized immigrants and let the “really good” ones back in

    08/01/2015 3:51:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    Vox ^ | August 1st, 2015 | by Dara Lind and Javier Zarracina
    On Monday, I pointed out that a majority of Republican voters were to Donald Trump's right on immigration: Fully 63 percent of them wanted a plan to deport all unauthorized immigrants. On Thursday, Trump pretty much closed the gap, proposing to deport all 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently in the US and then let some select few return. From CNN (via Greg Sargent at the Washington Post): Trump said Wednesday in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash that as president he would deport all undocumented immigrants and then allow the "good ones" to reenter the country through an "expedited process"...
  • What’s happening to this heroic Navy officer from the Chattanooga shooting will make your blood BOIL

    08/01/2015 6:38:10 AM PDT · by wtd · 42 replies
    Allen West ^ | August 1, 2015 | Allen B. West
    There are things which make you just upset, like the liberal progressive left and media accomplices’ rage over the shooting of a lion in Africa but abject disregard and disdain reference Planned Parenthood dismembering babies and selling their body parts. But this story has me dog fighting mad and seriously pissed off. As reported ten days ago by Western Journalism, “A Navy officer and Marine reportedly returned fire at the shooter who killed five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., even though current policy does not permit military members to carry firearms on facilities such as those where the attack occurred....
  • Federal Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights case [WI State Supreme Court Ruling]

    08/01/2015 2:33:21 PM PDT · by Fhios · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/31/2014 | M.D. Kittle
    "....“This court has been asked whether the immediate implementation of an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution concerning the structure of its court system offends the United States Constitution.Federal review of the action of a state—acting in its capacity as a sovereign government—is sharply limited, and the court does not require perfection of expression or purity of motive,” Peterson writes in his conclusion. “The amendment passes constitutional muster, even if implemented immediately to remove Abrahamson from the position of chief justice.”"
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Judge Orders State Department to Ask Hillary Clinton to Account

    08/01/2015 2:08:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 31 July, 2015 | Judicial Watch
     (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the U.S. State Department to request that Hillary Clinton and her top aides confirm, under penalty of perjury, that they have produced all government records in their possession, return any other government records immediately, and describe their use of Hillary Clinton’s email server to conduct government business.  The court issued the ruling late today after holding a status hearing in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information lawsuit that sought records about Huma Abedin, the former Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...
  • DNC Chair Can’t Explain Difference Between Democrats and Socialists

    08/01/2015 1:51:04 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:30am
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews this week..the two were discussing Bernie Sanders and the role he should play in the next Democratic National Convention. Then Matthews asked Schultz to explain the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist and things got very interesting.... Wasserman-Schultz talked up his “progressive populist message” that people like, when Matthews asked her point-blank, “What’s the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? I used to think there was a big difference. What do you think it is?” Wasserman-Schultz ducked the question, but Matthews pressed her and said, “You’re the...
  • Cry Baby Dana Milbank: ‘Ted Cruz Bullied Republicans for Years’

    08/01/2015 1:09:34 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Is Dana Milbank – one of the Washington Compost’s many leftist columnists – really a girly man or do you think he’s just pretending? "Finally, Senate Republicans are standing up to the bully who terrorized them the past two and a half years — and they’re finding out he isn’t so tough, after all. After Cruz on the Senate floor Friday called his fellow Republican, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), a liar, his GOP colleagues have moved swiftly to shut down his antics. They voted in large numbers to renew the Export-Import Bank (McConnell’s scheduling of the vote, opposed...
  • Republicans slam brakes on voting rights bill

    08/01/2015 1:09:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Video at link. Reps John Lewis and Linda Sanchez deserve the littlest fiddle award. House Republican leaders are slamming the brakes on voting rights legislation, insisting that any movement on the issue go through a key Republican committee chairman who opposes the proposal. House Democrats are pressing hard on GOP leaders to bring the new voter protections directly to the floor. That would sidestep consideration in the House Judiciary Committee, where Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has rejected a bipartisan proposal to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) in the wake of a 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted a...