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  • Will John Roberts decide for gay marriage?

    04/28/2015 8:27:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Supreme Court will hear arguments today that could lead to a constitutional right for gays to marry. Many court watchers believe it's a done deal already. In addition to the 4 liberal judges, Justice Anthony Kennedy has already ruled with the majority 3 times against maintaining a ban on same sex marriage. He would appear to be the 5th vote that would make gay marriage the law of the land. But nothing is certain, which is why some observers believe that Chief Justice John Roberts may be a pivotal vote on the question of same sex marriage. New...
  • ‘Tolerant’ Liberals Start Insulting Bruce Jenner When He Says He’s Conservative

    04/28/2015 8:23:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/28/2015 | by KATHERINE TIMPF
    During his interview with Diane Sawyer that aired on Friday night, Bruce Jenner revealed that he’s questioned his gender identity his whole life, that he’s considered suicide, and that he took hormones for the first time in the 1980s — about 30 years ago and before he decided to marry his most recent wife, Kris Jenner. But nothing shocked the public quite like his admission that he — gasp! — thinks the Constitution is important! The subject of politics came up after Sawyer asked him how he felt about Obama being the first president to use the word “transgender”...
  • Was Obama in the dark about Russia’s purchase of American uranium?

    04/28/2015 8:01:19 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 15 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    On Thursday, The New York Times reported a bombshell: Russia’s atomic energy agency, Rosatom, managed to acquire full interest in a Canadian firm, Uranium One, over a four-year period – a company that, at one point, owned one-fifth of all uranium in the United States. Uranium, you may recall, is the primary element necessary for the production of both nuclear power and nuclear weapons. What’s more, the Times noted, the evolution of this process – and sale – took place during a time when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and at a time when money – millions of dollars,...
  • Like the President and Hillary, My Views on Marriage Have Evolved

    04/28/2015 7:23:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/28/2015 | David French
    ’ve evolved. In the not-so-distant past, I held a view that has since proven to be oppressive, a view of the law and culture that I now see as stifling the rights of others and damaging the fabric of our families and our democracy. I supported same-sex marriage. The year was 2004, and I was a partner in a large commercial law firm. Despite working mainly in commercial, contract litigation, I’d cultivated a constitutional practice and represented a number of Christian ministries. So, when the Massachusetts supreme judicial court legalized gay marriage, a number of fellow Christians asked for my...
  • Exclusive: Ted Cruz’s Marriage Message To Pastors: Stand With God And Be On “The Right Side Of . .”

    04/28/2015 7:12:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    CBN ^ | April 16, 2015 | David Brody
    GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is sending a letter to tens of thousand of pastors asking them sand with God and pray during the two-hour time frame on April 28 when the Supreme Court hears a landmark same-sex marriage case. The justices will decide whether the Constitution allows homosexual couples the right to marry no matter where they reside or whether states have the right to say marriage is only between a man and a woman. Cruz asks the pastors the following in the letter: “How will the American church respond?...Will we be on the right side of history,...
  • SC: Ted Cruz Sweeps 5 official GOP Straw Polls

    04/28/2015 7:08:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    The South Carolina Conservative ^ | April 28, 2015 | Javan Browder
    The past week was a very good one for Ted Cruz in South Carolina, as he swept the straw polls at four bi-annual Republican county conventions, and one county GOP Executive Committee bi-monthly meeting. The first came as Cruz won the Anderson County GOP convention straw poll as follows: Cruz 27%, Walker 25%, Rubio 15%, Huckabee 9%, Graham and Perry 6% each, Santorum 5%, Bush, Paul and Carson 1% each. But the biggest prizes came for Cruz as he won Greenville, Spartanburg and Aiken GOP convention straw polls all on the same day as follows: Greenville: Cruz 28%, Walker 22%, Carson 8.5%, Rubio...
  • How the Fukushima Disaster Crippled Japan's Climate Plans

    04/28/2015 7:02:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | April 28, 2015 | by Tim McDonnell
    Japan used to have a pretty good reputation on climate change. Thanks to its robust industrial economy, it has the fourth-largest carbon footprint in the G20 nations. But it gets a sizeable chunk of its power from zero-carbon sources like hydro dams and, at least until the 2011 disaster at Fukushima, nuclear plants. In the aftermath of that disaster Japan decided to indefinitely shutter all of its nuclear power plants. The last one closed in September 2013, completely eliminating an energy source that had once provided nearly a third of the country's power. That hole has since been filled by...
  • EPA spends $84,000 to study churches that preach climate change

    04/28/2015 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is spending $84,000 to study how churches can be used to combat climate change. A taxpayer-funded graduate fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is examining 17 faith-based institutions that have implemented "sustainability initiatives" in the hopes of developing workshops to teach pastors and other religious leaders how to change the behaviors of their congregants. "Climate change-which affects traditional faith-based efforts to improve human health, mitigate poverty and redress social inequity-is inspiring religious organizations to advocate for clean air and water, restore ecosystems, and conserve resources," a grant for the project, which began...
  • Shirt printer that wouldn’t make gay pride shirts vindicated by court

    04/28/2015 6:51:29 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 28 at 1:53 AM | By Justin Wm. Moyer
    The day before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a historic same-sex marriage case, a Kentucky court has ruled that a Christian T-shirt company has the right not to print gay pride festival shirts. Hands on Originals (HOO), a Christian T-shirt company in Lexington, Ky., was asked to print shirts by Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) for a 2012 pride festival. When the company turned down the order, the GLSO filed a complaint with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. Though the commission found in favor of the GLSO, Judge James D. Ishmael of the Fayette Circuit...
  • Night of the Hunter. Hillary's the Prey.

    04/28/2015 6:20:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-28-15 | J. Robert Smith
    At Chappaqua, Hillary is idling an evening. Then she picks up a copy of Politico. She gets to the end of Dylan Byers’ column and starts to boil. Byers quotes New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait, who said, “I'm sure they [the Clintons] don’t like having a liberal criticize them. It might, in some very marginal way, help open up more space for a Democratic challenger." Chait is a liberal writing for the liberal New York Magazine. Liberals, you’d guess, would rally around the Democrats’ presumed presidential nominee. But they aren’t. They haven’t been. The left’s goal is as it has...
  • Georgetown University demands College Republicans edit video showing angry feminist protesters

    04/28/2015 5:53:30 AM PDT · by yuffy · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2015 | 6:11 pm | By Ashe Schow
    The controversy over scholar Christina Hoff Sommers' lecture at Georgetown University last week is not over. Lauren Gagliardi, the school's assistant director for the center for student engagement, emailed two members of the College Republicans to request they edit the video to remove students who did not agree to be videotaped. In the email, provided to the Washington Examiner, Gagliardi tells the students that the "edited version needs to be released without students who did not give permission to be taped." She also says that if the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, which sponsored the event, is "unwilling or unresponsive...
  • David Clarke: The Sheriff as Rebel

    04/28/2015 5:28:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | April 27, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    [pictures and related articles at source] In January 2013, a 32-second radio advertisement was broadcast in Milwaukee, and — quite by accident — a political star was born. Hoping to encourage local residents to play a part in their own protection, the commercial’s progenitor went firmly on the record in favor of the private ownership of firearms: “With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option.” Rather, listeners were invited to “consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm.” “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family,” the...
  • Puffed-up Leftist Tyranny Punishes Dissenters

    04/28/2015 5:24:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Forget for a moment the ever-failing economy, the implosion of our foreign policy coherence, and our virtually unilateral withdrawal in the war on terror under Barack Obama's presidency. If liberty lovers don't start fighting back soon, we'll forfeit our freedom of thought and religious expression under the assault of fascist leftist activists in our culture. Let's just look at two of the many recent events that should have us very concerned. As you may have guessed, they revolve around the controversial matter of same-sex marriage. At the outset, let me say that this issue is no longer about same-sex marriage...
  • Looks Like Sam Brownback Might be Right – Tax Cuts Boost Employment Growth

    04/28/2015 5:05:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    valuewalk.com ^ | 4/27/15 | Roger Thomas
    On Thursday, the Census Bureau released its most recent accounting of state government revenues across all state governments. The newly released data provides us new data points to inspect whether Sam Brownback’s tax cuts have had the intended effect. snip The crux of the issue, as sold, is not whether revenue would decline in the initial years. The question is (and was) whether the tax cuts to individual income and corporate income taxpayers would benefit the jobs market and other areas of the economy. Well, it’s early, but here’s the evidence. Interestingly, relative to other states, Kansas has seen its...
  • Clinton Foundation follies starting to roil the left

    04/28/2015 2:21:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4-27-15 | Editorial
    To hear Hillary Rodham Clinton’s aides and supporters tell it, questions about her family foundation’s fund-raising while she was secretary of state are “nothing more than a tangled web of conspiracy theories” by Republican operatives. Sorry: The steady flow of disturbing news has concern growing in Democratic circles. That’s likely one reason the foundation’s acting CEO, Maura Palley, released a long statement admitting “mistakes” that she insisted were mostly minor clerical errors. Hmm. Charity Navigator, the philanthropic watchdog, has the Clinton Foundation on its “watchlist,” as it does “when we become aware of conduct that may affect a donor’s decision...
  • List of mayors of Baltimore (Wiki)

    04/27/2015 7:45:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Wiki | April 27, 2015
    The last Republican Mayor of Baltimore: Theodore R. McKeldin 1963 - 1967
  • Supreme Ct: Obama Admin Can’t Make Catholic Group Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate

    04/27/2015 7:43:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    LifeNews ^ | April 27, 2015
    The Supreme Court issued an order today preventing the Obama administration from forcing a Catholic group in Michigan to obey the HHS mandate that requires them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. This is the fifth time the Supreme Court has rebuked the Obama administration and prevented it from making such a mandate. For the sixth time in a row, the Supreme Court took steps to protect another religious objector from the HHS mandate. It ordered a lower court to reconsider its ruling that denied a group of Catholic ministries in Michigan the freedom to follow their faith.  “The government keeps making the same...
  • Obama Race Speech: Read The Full Text, Remarks of Senator Barack Obama 2008

    04/27/2015 5:57:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2008 | Sen. Barack Hussein Obama
    "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union." Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787. The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation's original sin of slavery, a question...
  • How Ted Cruz came off looking inclusive in N.Y. gay rights spat

    04/27/2015 5:28:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's Politics ^ | April 27, 2015 | Harry Bruinius
    Ted Cruz was the guest of two gay New York businessmen for a discussion about Israel last week. The backlash among the gay community speaks to how charged gay rights remains – and how political discourse has evolved. New York — First, something surprising happened. Then, something familiar. Last week, conservative firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife stopped by the Central Park penthouse of two wealthy gay businessmen to have dinner and a friendly “fireside chat” about their mutually fervent support for the state of Israel. Not only was it a civil conversation, it harked to a kind of...
  • 10 Reasons Why Libertarians Should Support Ted Cruz

    04/27/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 27, 2015 | R. Brownell
    10. He wants to rebuild the old Reagan Coalitions Cruz without argument is a constitutional conservative, unwilling to compromise with progressives if it means government grows even an inch bigger. His plan to win the presidency won’t involve shifting towards the mushy middle like previous GOP candidates, but instead reforming the old Reagan Coalition of Evangelicals, Conservatives, Reagan Democrats, and Libertarians to help him get to the White House. 9. He shut down the government and beat Rand Paul’s filibuster record During the fight to defund Obamacare, Cruz pushed his filibuster past the deadline for the government shutdown; while in...
  • Sen. David Perdue: Obama Runs ‘Country Without Congress’ [and....???]

    04/27/2015 4:47:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/15 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power privileges has essentially frozen Congress out of the government for the past six years, leading to foreign policy disasters across the globe and systemic domestic problems, according to Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), who blasted the White House’s abuse of power during a speech on the Senate floor Monday evening.Perdue, in his first wide-ranging speech from the Senate floor, blasted what he said is the Obama administration’s unprecedented abuse of the presidency and failure to set America on stable path.“Unbridled use of executive orders and regulatory mandates has basically allowed this president to...
  • FIFTH CIRCUIT PANEL TO HEAR TEXAS VOTER ID CASE INCLUDES TWO DEMOCRAT APPOINTEES

    04/27/2015 3:46:07 PM PDT · by yuffy · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Apr 2015 | by LANA SHADWICK
    A challenge to Texas voter identification law will be heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday. A three judge panel that includes two Democratic appointees will hear the case. One of the judges is a federal district court judge from the Eastern District of Texas who is sitting by designation. The case is Marc Veasey, et al., Texas Association of Hispanic County Judges and County Commissioners v. Greg Abbott et al. (cause no. 14-41127). Breitbart Texas reported that on October 11, 2014, U. S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, a President Obama...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 27,2015

    04/27/2015 2:52:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 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 Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Police: Gangs team up to 'take out' law enforcement officers

    04/27/2015 1:44:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 88 replies
    WBAL ^ | 4/27/2015
    BALTIMORE —Baltimore City police announced Monday morning that there is a credible threat against law enforcement officers. A police statement said: "The Criminal Intelligence Unit received credible information that members of various gangs including the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods, and Crips have entered into a partnership to 'take out' law enforcement officers."
  • Must The State Affix The Imprimatur Of Marriage To All Protected Coupling Arrangements?

    04/27/2015 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Embargo · 10 replies
    CognitiveEvolution.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alice Travis
    If States license same sex marriages the Fourteenth Amendment may mandate the issuance of categories of marriage licenses akin to types of state diplomas.... Pregnancy is never a consequence of sexual relations in same sex marriage. No spouse in a same sex marriage who elects to have a child by natural means can do so without committing adultery. 100 percent of births to persons in same sex marriages are out-of-wedlock. No spouse in a same sex marriage who elects to have a child by natural or artificial means can do so without proliferating out-of-wedlock-births. These two facts alone establish that...
  • Two Texans Vie For Iowa - [Cruz]

    04/27/2015 1:15:20 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | April 27, 2015 | 5:00 a.m. EDT | David Catanese
    For the two Texans eyeing the presidency, Iowa is king. Following this weekend's trip to the Faith & Freedom Coalition forum, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry have logged 13 trips a piece to the state since 2013, outpacing every other Republican White House aspirant, according to the U.S. News Presidential Tracker. The repeated trips demonstrate the importance of the state to both Cruz and Perry, who are both vying for the evangelical voters who dominate caucuses. It shouldn't be a surprise that the two past caucus winners – former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick...
  • Ted Cruz gets specific on 'abolishing the IRS'

    04/27/2015 12:43:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    LAS VEGAS — Sen. Ted Cruz has been gunning to abolish the Internal Revenue Service since coming to Washington two years ago.To critics of the Texas Republican in Democratic and GOP circles, it sounds like bluster. The fiery rhetoric garners hearty applause from conservative audiences, particularly since revelations in 2013 that the IRS targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny. But some federal agency is going to have to collect taxes, so Cruz's vow to shutter the IRS smacks of a politically motivated campaign promise rather than serious policy — at least to some.In an interview with the Washington Examiner...
  • Ted Cruz to attend D.C. fundraiser on April 29

    04/27/2015 12:31:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2015 | MJ Lee
    New York (CNN)Sen. Ted Cruz will shake the Washington money tree later this month, attending a fundraiser for his newly launched presidential campaign at the home of an old colleague, Charles Cooper. Guests will shell out $1,500 to attend a 6 p.m. VIP reception on April 29, and $500 to get into the "general" event later in the evening, according to an invitation obtained by CNN on Wednesday. The invite lists the D.C. home of Charles and Debra Cooper as a condo in the Penn Quarter neighborhood. READ: Network of Cruz super PACs boasts big haulCharles Cooper confirmed the April...
  • Ted Cruz, the Anti-Obama

    04/27/2015 12:12:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | MAR 24, 2015 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    The Wall Street Journal editorial board greets the announcement of Ted Cruz’s presidential candidacy by taking the Texas senator to task for, of all things, being too much like President Obama.  The Journal notes that both men decided to launch a White House run as a 40-something first-term senator without executive experience and with some background in constitutional law (Cruz as a prominent constitutional lawyer who frequently won cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Obama as a part-time law school instructor).  The larger point of the piece, however, is to question whether Cruz could win or could govern if he...
  • Q&A Session: Senator Ted Cruz And US Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce

    04/27/2015 11:56:08 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    The Street ^ | 04/27/15 - 02:09 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: WHO: Ted Cruz, United States Senator, Presidential Candidate and Javier Palomarez, President & CEO, USHCC. WHAT: In the first of a series of planned sessions with 2016 presidential Candidates, Senator Ted Cruz has agreed to sit down with Javier Palomarez, President & CEO of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), to discuss his candidacy, and how he will address issues that are important to America's 3.2 million Hispanic businesses, the community at large, and every day American citizens. WHERE: National Press...
  • Political Awareness Society holds mock Presidential Election [Cruz & Paul Tied]

    04/27/2015 11:43:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    The Compass ^ | April 25, 2015 | Cody Pruitt
    In a mock 2016 Presidential Election held by the Political Awareness Society (PAS) for ETBU, Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul tied for first place, as both candidates received 39 percent of the votes.For the mock election, PAS set up an open booth on campus in which students and staff for ETBU could stop by to vote. A total of 328 voters contributed to the mock election.According to PAS President Hunter Henson, the ballot consisted of a variety of possible candidates for the Democratic and Republican Parties.“We decided to have a large selection of candidates representing both parties to...
  • Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: Media Fears Him; New York Times Doing "Hit Pieces" On Him

    04/27/2015 11:39:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    CBN ^ | April 26, 2015 2:52 PM | David Brody
    In a one-on-one interview with The Brody File in Iowa, Ted Cruz says that The New York Times is out to get him by doing multiple hit pieces on him. “The media will tell you who they fear. The New York Times in the last week, has run a series of three hit-pieces all directed at me. It’s almost like The New York Times is a little bit nervous seeing a strong conservative getting incredible grass roots support, rising in the polls, raising money.” The NYT has come out with pieces that question how he can be against gay marriage...
  • Clinton Foundation Put On Watch List Of Suspicious ‘Charities’ (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

    04/27/2015 11:22:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/27/15 | John Hayward
    The New York Post reports that Charity Navigator, which describes itself as “the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities,” has added the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits. This decision wasn’t made because of the Clinton Foundation’s remarkably lucrative sideline as a uranium superstore for Russian strongmen, but because its finances are opaque and dishonest, and because such a tiny amount of the money it rakes in actually goes to charitable endeavors. “The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9...
  • What's at Stake as Supreme Court Considers Marriage Tomorrow?

    04/27/2015 11:00:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 27, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Does the United States Constitution require states to allow members of the same sex to marry each other? Does the Constitution require states to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who were legally married in another state? These are the two questions the Supreme Court of the United States will ponder as it listens to oral arguments Tuesday. It seems simple. But the roads that have led to this point have been anything but. After years of legal challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage, many of them successful, as well as voter referendums in which the traditional definition of marriage has...
  • Why would two same-sex marriage proponents even host an event for Ted Cruz?

    04/27/2015 10:32:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 27, 2015 | Philip Bump
    You've likely heard about what happened already. Two New York City entrepreneurs, leaders in the city's gay business community, hosted a small event for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in their Central Park South penthouse. The story got to the Times, and the gay community flipped out, given Cruz's aggressive and consistent hostility to the idea of same-sex marriage. There were calls for a boycott of the hotel and other properties the pair owned; each of them -- first Ian Reisner and then Mati Weiderpass -- apologized for hosting the tea party senator. Reisner's apology explains the choice in self-deprecating (and...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,April 27-May 1,2015,EDT,WOR AM

    04/27/2015 10:29:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 27-May 1, 2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • The IRS vs. The Church

    04/27/2015 9:33:46 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The IRS targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups prior to the 2012 election was an unconscionable abuse of power for which accountability and punishment have been noticeably absent. But this was and is not the only use by the Obama administration of the power to tax to attempt to destroy its political opponents. The IRS is also involved in targeting what President Obama has called “less than loving” Christians through the mandates of ObamaCare and its attack on the free exercise of religion through the attempted coercion of mandated health insurance coverage This administration’s war on religion is...
  • Climate Change and Global Warming to Continue Unabated Despite 'Hiatus'

    04/27/2015 9:22:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Science World Report ^ | April 27, 2015 | by Catherine Griffin
    There's been a lot of speculation about what may have caused the global warming "hiatus" seen over the past several years. Now, though, scientists have found that this slowdown will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100. "This much hyped global warming slowdown is just a distraction to the task at hand," said Matthew England, lead author of the new study, in a news release. "This shows that the slowdown in global warming has no bearing on long-term projections-it is simply due to decadal variability. Greenhouse gases will eventually overwhelm this natural fluctuation." In order...
  • Top 7 RINO Moments of the Week

    04/27/2015 9:12:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    This was one of those weeks when those who voted for Republicans last fall are left scratching their heads, wondering if they are reliving the closing paragraph of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and form pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” In this case, we would just swap out man and pig for elephant and donkey. Recall the 8 RINO Rules CR highlighted earlier this year? GOP leadership continues to adhere to their guiding principles and weekly offer new examples...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 27, 2015

    04/27/2015 8:54:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • United States Supreme Court Brief submitted in opposition to Homosexual Marriage

    04/27/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by mom of young patriots · 11 replies
    US Supreme Court Brief ^ | 3-27-15 | Barwick and Faust
    This excerpt starts on page 37 of the brief: Regardless of how this Court chooses to rule, we want the children of gay parents who come after us to know that they mattered. They were worth speaking up for. They are not simply part of the cost of doing the political business of the day or “acceptable casualties” so that we can all prove to be allies of the LGBT community, and pat ourselves on the back for being “progressive.” No. We love our parents and we know that they do too. But they have lost something precious. And we...
  • Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problems

    04/27/2015 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | By ROBERTO SURO and MARCELO M. SUÁREZ-OROZCO
    SOMETHING happened while the immigration system in the United States got broken, something that should change the way we talk about fixing it. Years went by, and nature took its course. More than 11 million unauthorized immigrants settled into our communities; many formed families and had children. Now at least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground. Think of those children living with the...
  • Supreme Court tosses ObamaCare contraception ruling

    04/27/2015 8:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Supreme Court on Monday gave new life to a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, striking down a previous ruling in favor of the federal government. An appeals court in Cincinnati will now reconsider the legal challenge from the Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee that had sought exemptions from an ObamaCare provision that requires employers to cover birth control for all workers. The justices asked the lower court to reconsider the case in light of last year's landmark ruling on the contraception mandate. That ruling, which was issued last June, decided that the arts-and-crafts retailer, Hobby Lobby, could...
  • You guessed it: gay businessmen who hosted Ted Cruz apologize for “poor judgement”

    04/27/2015 7:25:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember when Ian Reisner and his partner – two gay businessmen from New York – hosted an event for Ted Cruz? Allahpundit wrote about the unusual meeting shortly after it happened and he made some rather prescient predictions. [Cruz] says the NYT was trying to suggest that he was somehow compromised in his conservatism for socializing with pro-SSM gay constituents, but I don’t know. Maybe the Times’s angle was really that Weiderpass and Reisner were compromised in their gayness for socializing with Cruz. The media understands very well by now what happens to business owners who stray from gay-marriage...
  • Justice Kennedy and Marriage: A Guide for the Perplexed

    04/27/2015 7:12:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/27/2015 | by QUIN HILLYER
    By his own logic, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy should lead the court’s majority in upholding individual states’ laws against same-sex marriage. In the four conjoined cases on the subject set for oral argument April 28, the high court is asked not whether same-sex marriage is good policy. It is instead asked if such marriage is a national, constitutionally protected right, one so fundamentally interwoven in our nation’s fabric of protections that no state law can refuse to recognize it. Kennedy’s most recent decision regarding marriage, the 2013 case of U.S. v. Windsor, contained two notions seemingly in tension with...
  • Dr. John Lott: The Truth About Gun Free Zones

    04/27/2015 7:07:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 4/27/2015 | RRangel
    Here’s an article, in where Dr. John R. Lott Jr., eviscerates Harvard Professor David Hemenway’s survey of cherry picked authors. That of course lead to the conclusion that guns are bad. It’s what these people do. No matter real credible research, and the longstanding Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is an obvious social utility of the people. I wonder why gun prohibitionists think the Second Amendment was created to begin with. It’s in the Bill of Rights. Even still, they love to refer to guns as if being deprived of arms, is some sort of benefit.
  • The Fall of the House of Clinton

    04/27/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-27-15 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Boys and girls, Count Victor presents a berrry, berrry scarrrrrry tale of political corruption run amok.</p> <p>1.That the accusations are “old news.” 2.That the accusers are funded by right-wing conspiracists. 3.That everyone does what the Clintons did. 4.That the media pick on the Clintons. 5.That there is no hard evidence (because they have destroyed documents) that would ever lead to a criminal case. And: 6.That they are moving on, to work on behalf of the folks.</p>
  • Suit By Aurora’s Victims Families Tossed: Ordered To Pay Ammo Court Costs

    04/27/2015 6:58:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 4/26/2015 | Tim
    In September, Breitbart News reported that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence joined with Sandy and Lonnie Phillips in suing Lucky Gunner and other firearm-related stores for selling ammunition and other supplies to alleged Aurora theater gunman, James Holmes. Holmes allegedly opened fire on movies-goers watching The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012. In late March, Senior District Judge Richard Matsch threw out the suit and held that Lucky Gunner and the others “are entitled to an award of reasonable attorney fees and costs.”
  • History Shows Clintons And Bushes Are NOT Electoral Juggernauts (excellent short article)

    04/27/2015 5:01:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/26/15 | Eric Cowens
    Let’s test your presidential election knowledge. In how many presidential elections did Bill Clinton win a majority of the popular vote? The answer, of course, is zero. That’s right. In 1992, Bill Clinton won his first presidential term with just 43 percent of the vote. Republican George H. W. Bush received 37.5 percent. Ross Perot — America’s proto-tea partier — received 18.9 percent (without receiving a single Electoral College vote). In 1996, Clinton nearly managed to claw his way over the 50 percent barrier. But he didn’t. The New Democrat eked out a second plurality victory with only 49.2 of...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,April 27-May 1,2015

    04/27/2015 4:30:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | April 27-May 1, 2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...