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  • Judicial Watch: Hillary Clinton Withheld Or Deleted Benghazi Related Documents

    08/25/2016 4:27:44 PM PDT · by amorphous · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 25 August 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Among the 14,900 federal documents Hillary Clinton is said to have failed to turn over to the State Department in 2014 are some related to the Benghazi attacks, according to Judicial Watch. The conservative watchdog group says that government lawyers admitted in court papers filed on Tuesday that the nearly 15,000 pages of Clinton records recovered by the FBI included some which “satisfied the [Benghazi-related] search terms.” That suggests that Clinton withheld or deleted records which referred to the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks which left four Americans dead. Clinton has claimed that a team of her aides searched through her...
  • Obama on national deficit: I didn’t build that

    08/25/2016 3:41:17 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 8/25/2016 | Sam Rolley
    President Barack Obama’s White House is taking a lame-duck approach to dealing with the nation’s spiraling budget deficit, telling reporters this week that it’s the next administration’s problem. The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday increased its projection for the national budget deficit in 2016 to $590 billion— that’s $56 billion more than it predicted in March. The nation’s money-watchers blamed the lagging economy’s impact on corporate tax revenues coupled with increases in mandatory government spending for the projected deficit increase. From the CBO: The deficit is growing in 2016 because revenues are up only slightly, by less than 1...
  • Recovering From the Post-Great Recession "Recovery"

    08/25/2016 3:26:50 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/25/2016 | Robert McLaughlin
    By popular measures, the U.S. economy is in the midst of one of the longest economic recoveries in its history. After all, the current economic expansion — now 85 months and counting — is the fourth-longest since 1857. As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U3 unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in July, less than half the level seen during the depths of the Great Recession. Meanwhile, the housing market is booming and the stock markets are hovering near their all-time highs. So why does the Real Clear Politics “Direction of Country” polling average indicate that Americans believe...
  • Defeating the Culture of Death: The Pro-Life Vote

    08/25/2016 3:09:37 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 7 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 8/25/16 | pgyanke
    The Culture of Death has gained a strong foothold in America over the passivity of the dominant Christian population. It’s time to stand up and put an end to it. This book is a powerful weapon for the culture wars. “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants…” (Deut 30:19) This is a very simple guide for the Christian voter—don’t vote for the party and people who champion the Culture of...
  • Dear Congress: Have You Received Money From These Pharma Companies

    08/25/2016 12:01:52 PM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    We have been following the latest melodrama involving a "greedy" Mylan, and numerous "humanistic" US politicians, all the way up to the Democratic presidential candidate, exchange blows over the company's dramatic price increases of its EpiPen anti-allergy medication, with a healthy dose of amusement for one simple reason: if Congress wants to crack down on someone, it should crack down on itself. After all, the only reason Mylan has been able to pass the kinds of price increases that Congress is now blasting it for, is because of US laws and regulations; laws which incidentally, have been determined in Washington's...
  • Hillary Clinton Calls 31 Million Breitbart Readers ‘Racist’ Klansmen

    08/25/2016 11:11:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8-25-2016 | Breitbart News
    Amid a deafening chorus calling for the closure of her corrupt foundation to stop bagging foreign cash for favors, embattled Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has decided to label 31 million people as racists, simply because they don’t agree with her: There's a reason the most hateful fringe of the right wing is supporting Donald Trump.https://t.co/AqB3DM2m0N— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2016 The Clinton campaign attack ad targeting Donald Trump portrays Breitbart News employees and readers as racists, white supremacists, and members of the Ku Klux Klan.The ad includes shots of men dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes followed by...
  • Hillary Cashes In At Fundraiser Hosted By Former EPA Chief Who Used A Secret Email Account

    08/25/2016 10:12:31 AM PDT · by amorphous · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 25 August 2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson co-hosted a fundraiser for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday — an ironic twist since Jackson left the Obama administration amid a major email scandal. Jackson co-hosted the Clinton fundraiser with Apple CEO Tim Cook in the San Francisco Bay area, and tickets for the event reportedly cost between $2,700 and $50,000. Jackson currently serves as Apple’s environmental director, and is also on the board of the Clinton Foundation. Jackson took the Apple job after leaving the EPA amid a scandal involving her use of a secret email account. For years, Jackson...
  • Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton Foundation?

    08/25/2016 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 42 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Glenn Greenwald
    Key excerpts: All those who wish to argue that the Saudis donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation out of a magnanimous desire to aid its charitable causes, please raise your hand. Or take the newfound casting of the Clinton Foundation as a champion of LGBTs, and the smearing of its critics as indifferent to AIDS. Are the Saudis also on board with these benevolent missions? And the Qataris and Kuwaitis? ... The reality is that there is ample evidence uncovered by journalists suggesting that regimes donating money to the Clinton Foundation received special access to and even highly...
  • Cartoonist’s Website Suspended After Posting Mocking Clinton Cartoon

    08/25/2016 7:42:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8-24-2016 | BEN KEW
    Popular conservative cartoonist Ben Garrison had his website suspended for the third time after he published a mocking cartoon of Hillary Clinton.
  • Anti-Gun Protestors Promote Culture of Rape, Not Empowerment

    08/25/2016 6:13:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Kimberly Corban
    There are some days where the news makes you want to bang your head on your keyboard. This is one of those days. Today, there was a group of students down at the University of Texas keeping Austin weird as they to protest campus carry. While organizers reportedly started the rally as a joke, the protest grew in popularity and had a large number of malleable young adults turning out to rally against one constitutional right while exercising another. Pro-Second Amendment Group Students for Concealed Carry approved of the protest with their Texas State Director Brian Bensimon stating “If carrying...
  • Trump says government can 'work with' illegal immigrants

    08/25/2016 5:44:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 87 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-25-2016 | Fox News
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued to insist Wednesday in a "Hannity" town hall with Fox News' Sean Hannity that there will be "no amnesty" for illegal immigrants, but suggested that he would be willing to "work with them." His remarks were the latest in a series of recent interviews where he has said he is considering softening a previous pledge made at the onset of his campaign to deport 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. During a "Hannity" town hall on Tuesday, Trump said he was open to "softening" laws dealing with illegal immigrants. On Wednesday, Trump told...
  • What Is The Alt Right?

    08/25/2016 4:22:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 115 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 8-24-2016 | Scott Greer
    Hillary Clinton is set to deliver an entire speech on Donald Trump’s scary connections to a phenomenon known as the “alt right.”If you paid deep attention to the news during this election cycle, you might have heard the term in passing during some CNN and MSNBC segments. When used by journalists, it basically denotes online white supremacists who love Trump.Last week, the alt right earned its most attention yet after Trump announced Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon was joining his campaign as its new executive. Breitbart has gained a reputation among some journalists as a platform the alt right due...
  • Pentagon Admits "Lapses In Accountability" Led To Loss Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of US Guns (Trunc)

    08/24/2016 10:23:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Back in April 2016, the New York Times published an article highlighting a number of Facebook pages in the Middle East being used to sell U.S. military equipment. A terrorist hoping to buy an antiaircraft weapon in recent years needed to look no further than Facebook, which has been hosting sprawling online arms bazaars, offering weapons ranging from handguns and grenades to heavy machine guns and guided missiles. The Facebook posts suggest evidence of large-scale efforts to sell military weapons coveted by terrorists and militants. The weapons include many distributed by the United States to security forces and their proxies...
  • What about Bill Clinton's shell account? (AP blockbuster 15 months ago forgotten)

    08/24/2016 9:16:24 PM PDT · by amorphous · 23 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 24 August 2016
    More than a year before the Associated Press reported the remarkable access Clinton Foundation donors had to the State Department, the news wire revealed that Hillary Clinton’s required financial disclosure report ahead of her 2012 run for president omitted a mystery company owned by her husband that had no apparent employees or assets. While the balance sheets and the activities of the limited liability company – known as WJC, the initials of William Jefferson Clinton – remain unknown, it’s the type of legal financial entity that drug cartels and other international criminal enterprises use to launder money to avoid law...
  • Second Amendment backers arm up with ink and paper to battle California's 'Gunmageddon'

    08/24/2016 8:59:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 25, 2016 | Hollie McKay
    Barry Bahrami went from incredulous to angry last month when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a batch of firearms control laws known collectively as “Gunmageddon.” Then, the San Diego-based CEO became determined to fight back against the laws, which take aim at so-called assault weapons, enforce ammunition background checks, mostly take effect Jan. 1 and outlaw the possession of high-capacity magazines and ban the "bullet buttons" that already require a tool to release the magazine, instead advocating that the rifle is partially disassembled, and that any rifle with a detachable magazine will be defined as an assault weapon. "These laws...
  • New Jersey governor vetoes bill requiring smart guns be sold

    08/24/2016 7:49:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:32 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday rejected legislation to increase the sales of smart guns, saying the measure would make the state “inhospitable” to legal gun ownership. Christie, a Republican, conditionally vetoed the measure that would have required state gun retailers to keep an inventory of smart guns, which can be fired only by authorized users. He sharply criticized the Democrat-led Legislature, which sent him the bill for the second time this year in June. He had previously pocket-vetoed the measure. “This bill is reflective of the relentless campaign by the Democratic legislature to make New Jersey as inhospitable as possible...
  • University dean bucks ‘safe space’ trend in letter to incoming freshmen

    08/24/2016 4:36:02 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 5 replies
    The Extract ^ | August 24, 2016
    Where institutions of higher learning offered students in past generations an opportunity to expand their horizons, today’s universities have largely become insulated purveyors of leftist groupthink. Social justice activists — both staff and students — on major campuses have increasingly demanded “safe spaces” or similarly anti-free-speech zones in an effort to silence opinions they do not support. At least one dean, however, is having none of it. In a recent letter to incoming freshmen, the College of the University of Chicago Dean John Ellison explained students should be prepared to have their pre-existing notions challenged.
  • Doctors Sue Obama Administration for Forcing Them to Perform Gender Transition Procedures

    08/24/2016 2:25:53 PM PDT · by milton23 · 35 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/24/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    Five states and a group of religiously-affiliated hospitals and physicians are suing the Obama administration over a federal mandate that forces doctors to perform gender transition procedures on adults and children against their medical judgment. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a Texas federal court, attempts to roll back a rule imposed by the Department of Health and Human Services in May that expanded the interpretation of “sex” under the Affordable Care Act to include “gender identity.” In doing so, the Obama administration added transgender people to the list of protected classes under the Affordable Care Act, which states that individuals...
  • Under Obama’s New Enforcement Program, Fewer Illegal Immigrants Being Captured for Deportation

    08/24/2016 2:24:27 PM PDT · by milton23 · 5 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/24/16 | Josh Siegel
    Under a revamped Obama administration program intended to encourage greater cooperation from local law enforcement agencies in helping deport illegal immigrants who the government considers “a danger” to public safety, fewer people are being taken into custody for eventual removal from the country. In November 2014, the administration introduced the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP), a less demanding version of a previous system that had been accused of violating immigrants’ civil rights, and did not differentiate between low-level and serious offenders. The old program, called Secure Communities, influenced a number of local jurisdictions — known as “sanctuary cities” — to not...
  • Trump's Speeches Are Like Lincoln's Says Lincoln Scholar

    08/24/2016 2:03:21 PM PDT · by semperfidevildog · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 08/21/2016 | Ken Masugi
    Both speeches apply Trump’s overarching campaign theme of speaking on behalf of the people versus the special interests. “It is time for rule by the people, not rule by special interests” Trump tells his large audiences. Rule “by the people” is a way of returning us to consent, or recognizing the sovereignty of the people. They have to consent to the laws that govern them.
  • New Christie Vetoes Call for Shall-Issue Right to Carry & Clean Repeal of Smart Gun Mandate

    08/24/2016 12:57:32 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 11 replies
    Vetoes Propose Deleting “Justifiable Need” As a Carry Permit Requirement, and Clean Repeal of the Smart Gun Law Mandate with No Strings Attached! “Conditional Veto” Format Would Allow the Legislature To Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions and Immediately Implement Them Please Tell Legislators to Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions! Wednesday August 24, 2016: In a blockbuster announcement today, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed two pieces of anti-gun legislation (A3689 and S816), imposing dramatic conditions that would change them into pro-gun measures establishing shall-issue right-to-carry and repealing New Jersey’s 2002 “smart gun” law mandate with no strings attached. Copies of the vetoes are available...
  • The New Censors

    08/24/2016 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bob Barr
    In today’s public policy arena, winning ideas rarely are decided by sound logic, accurate facts, or even by the most votes. Instead, content filters and algorithms, meticulously engineered by social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, intentionally steer public debate in the direction of their owners’ personal politics; and, not coincidentally, toward the politics of their liberal friends in Washington and Sacramento.For starters, consider Facebook – the Big Daddy of social media. There have been numerous reports of Facebook’s algorithm taking down popular pages of pro-gun organizations. But even this example of the “new censorship” pales when viewed in the...
  • 5 States, Nearly 700 Counties Don’t See ‘Choice and Competition’ Promised by Obamacare

    08/24/2016 10:59:10 AM PDT · by milton23 · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/23/16 | Fred Lucas
    Five states will be down to just one health insurer on the Obamacare marketplace next year, and consumers in 664 counties are projected to face that same situation under a law sold as providing “choice and competition.” The five states that will have no choice are Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming. Two more states, North Carolina and Kansas, are close to having only one Obamacare insurer, health policy experts note. Alabama will be down to a single insurance company next year because Humana and UnitedHealthcare announced their departure. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare exited South Carolina. UnitedHealthcare also departed Oklahoma.
  • MD School District: Don't Tell Parents If Transgender Males Bunk With Daughters

    08/24/2016 10:11:28 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/23/16 | Bradford Richardson
    A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male students who identify as girls on overnight field trips. Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, says in a training video detailing how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues regarding the student prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements.
  • Hillary helped 'crook' get $10 million for Haiti scam (500 earthquake victims without homes)

    08/24/2016 9:48:57 AM PDT · by amorphous · 14 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 23 August 2016
    Meet convicted felon Claudio Osorio, the Miami man serving a 12-year prison sentence who scammed American taxpayers out of $10 million and Haiti earthquake victims out of 500 homes – all with the help of the Clintons. Osorio, 54, a pal of Bill and Hillary Clinton and President Obama, is a Clinton Foundation donor. He even hosted fundraisers for them at his waterfront home in Florida. After the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Osorio collected millions from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal agency that operates under the U.S. State Department.
  • Early voting, registration won’t overlap (OH court ruling)

    08/24/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | August 24 2016 | JIM PROVANCE
    A Cincinnati appeals court Tuesday dealt a blow to Democrats as it overturned a ruling that would have resurrected the so-called Golden Week, in which Ohioans may simultaneously register and cast a ballot. [ ] Voting 2-1, a panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the General Assembly’s law shortening the early vote calendar does not discriminate against particular blocs of voters. [ ] “The state election regulation at issue allows early in-person voting for 29 days before Election Day,” he wrote. “This is really quite generous. The law is facially neutral; it offers early voting...
  • BREAKING: Leaked e-mails show George Soros paid $650K to influence bishops during Pope’s US visit

    08/24/2016 8:51:31 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    LifeSiteNews.Com ^ | 24 August 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    August 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Leaked emails through WikiLeaks reveal that billionaire globalist George Soros - one of Hilary Clinton's top donors - paid $650,000 to influence Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the USA with a view to "shift[ing] national paradigms and priorities in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign." The funds were allocated in April 2015 and the report on their effectiveness suggests that successful achievements included, “Buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages in order to begin to create a critical mass of bishops who are aligned with...
  • How the first liberal Supreme Court in a generation could reshape America

    08/23/2016 4:14:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | August 22, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    A liberal Court could end long-term solitary confinement. It could mandate better prison conditions in general, making it more costly to maintain mass incarceration. It could conceivably end the death penalty. It could uphold tough state campaign finance rules and start to move away from Citizens United. It could start to develop a robust right to vote and limit gerrymandering. It could strengthen abortion rights, moving toward viewing abortion rights as a matter of equal protection for women. If Donald Trump wins in November, this is all moot. But if he loses, as polls increasingly indicate, the dawn of a...
  • Are Hillary Clinton’s Strong Poll Numbers Misleading?

    08/24/2016 8:06:56 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 66 replies
    The Nation ^ | 8/8/2016 | Jon Wiener
    Political science tells us Hillary Clinton will win the election—the poll numbers are so clearly in her favor. As of this moment, the authoritative FiveThirtyEight “polls only” forecast says Clinton’s chance of beating Trump is 86.6 percent. But polling is an inexact science, and a lot of pundits are asking: Could the polls be wrong this time? The first problem they point to is that some Trump voters might be lying to the pollsters. “How Many People Support Trump but Don’t Want to Admit It?” Thomas Edsall asked in a recent op-ed. Some voters don’t want to tell a live...
  • Meet the CEO of Gab, The Free Speech Alternative to Twitter

    08/24/2016 7:56:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/23/2016 | CHARLIE NASH
    I recently got the chance to sit down and talk to Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab.ai, a new freedom of speech-focused social network. Though the Twitter-style network was only launched last Monday and is still very much in early beta, thousands of people are currently waiting in line for an invitation to the service, which aims to act as a shelter for freedom of speech and expression. ------- AT: It's been an incredible week, in just four days 10,000 people registered for our beta through nothing but word of mouth. Our mission is to put people and free speech first....
  • NY State University Now Offers 'Stop White People' Training

    08/24/2016 6:15:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 8/23/2016
    The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton is now offering a course called “#StopWhitePeople2K16” as part of routine training for residential assistants. The university’s residential assistant training schedule lists “#StopWhitePeople2016” on its roster, with the mission of giving RA’s an “overview of disabilities in Higher Education.” The presenters of the course, Ciaran Slattery, Nicholas Pulakos, and Urenna Nwogwugwu, are all RAs at the state-funded college, which describes itself as New York’s highest-ranking public college. They state their purpose is to “help others take the next step in understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within,” presumably the...
  • New revelations show a nation for sale under Hillary Clinton

    08/24/2016 5:43:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/24/16 | David Harsanyi
    The Democratic Party often warns us that mixing big money and politics will corrupt democracy. They must have nominated Hillary Clinton to prove it. The Clinton Foundation was ostensibly set up to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Though it’s done some fine work, its most fruitful program has been leveraging Clinton’s position in the State Department to enrich her family, friends and cronies. It’s against federal law for charities to act in the interests of private business or individuals. Yet the Clinton Foundation secured high-paying gigs for its namesakes and helped for-profit corporations with family ties set up lucrative...
  • An activist Idea, Trump Video Contest

    08/23/2016 7:23:16 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 23 replies
    Today | b.b.e.b.
    There are a whole bunch of us who know how to make videos, who also have ideas in their head and would love to make a video that helped Trump get elected? Lets have a contest? 30 second spots, hard, well made, cutting edge? Post in 48 hours, not before, 7:30 Pacific time, on the 25th. if you are in!
  • Battle lines of church and state: Fired over same-sex marriage, educator sues Paramus Catholic

    08/23/2016 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 08.18.16 | ALLISON PRIES
    By 2015, she had risen through the ranks at Paramus Catholic High School, her alma mater, to dean of guidance in just four years, and she had been serving as head coach of the elite Lady Paladins basketball team since the retirement of the longtime coach, Al Roth, the year before.But in January, she lost it all.  Drumgoole, of Bogota, says the school fired her from both of her jobs after administrators learned that she was married to a woman.  Now, she has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Hackensack alleging that Paramus Catholic; its president, James P. Vail;...
  • Did Hillary Clinton Violate the Espionage Act?

    08/23/2016 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Citizens Group ^ | 08/23/16
    Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 under President Obama. That was five years of selling out US Interests to foreign governments in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation. According to the Government’s own Website: “As the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State represents the United States at more than 270 diplomatic locations around the world, including embassies, consulates, and missions to international organizations. The Secretary of State, the ranking member of the Cabinet and fourth in line of presidential succession, is the President’s principal advisor on foreign policy and...
  • Live Stream:Donald Trump Rally from Austin, TX (8-23-16)

    08/23/2016 5:33:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/23/16
    Trump is about to speak in liberal Austin,.Texas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2e8273S03E        
  • Liberal Judges Put Election Reforms in Wisconsin on Hold, Except for Voter ID

    08/23/2016 5:19:05 PM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/23/16 | Hans von Spakovsky
    On Monday, a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused without comment to stay a Wisconsin district court opinion in One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen that threw out changes the state legislature had made in early voting rules as well as other changes such as the residency requirement for new voters. However, the state’s voter ID law will remain in place for the November election because the district court judge, James D. Peterson, a President Barack Obama appointee, stayed his earlier ruling against the ID law on Aug. 11. Peterson didn’t have much choice on that...
  • Court refuses Texas professors’ attempt to block campus carry

    08/23/2016 4:34:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Chris Eger
    A federal judge on Monday refused to issue a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit by three University of Texas professors who do not want legal concealed carry in their classes. With the state’s new campus carry law taking effect this month, the professors kept a promise of litigation and filed suit in federal court in July seeking a federal injunction on campus carry naming Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, UT President Gregory Fenves and members of the school’s Board of Regents in their official capacity, as defendants. Paxton, in response, filed paperwork in opposition to the professors’ action earlier...
  • Let's have a SCIENCE-based debate about LGBT issues

    08/23/2016 12:44:06 PM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Michael Cook
    A landmark report from the US questions cliched views of homosexuality and transgenderism If you all you know about gender and sexuality comes from reading headlines, it’s an open and shut case. “'Gay genes': science is on the right track, we're born this way. Let’s deal with it.” “Science Just Proved That Being Transgender Is Not a Phase”. “The DNA test 'that reveals if you're gay'” “Check the science: being trans is not a 'choice'”. “Transgender Identity Is Not a Mental Health Disorder, Study Finds.” “Born This Way? Scientists may have found a biological basis for homosexuality.” So the nature...
  • Soldier Holds Sign Up At Miranda Lambert’s Concert, Moves Her To Tears

    08/23/2016 10:08:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    us995.cbslocal.com ^ | 8/23/2016 | unknown
    During Miranda Lambert’s concert in Hartford, Connecticut on Friday, August 19th, she was performing “The House That Built Me,’ when she noticed a sign in the crowd. “3 combat tours … [Your] voice was the last thing I listened to EVERY NIGHT! THANK YOU!!!” In the video, you can see the moment Miranda reads the sign, before asking, ‘Really?’ and then holds up the sign onstage for the crowd and her band to read. The sign moved her to tears, and, the moment moved me to tears too. Could you imagine what an honor it is to have a military...
  • America finds its voice on gun safety(Barf X2)

    08/23/2016 9:40:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | mark and gabby
    Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we've founded a gun violence prevention organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, and criss-crossed the nation, speaking out about the commonsense solutions, like closing loopholes in our criminal background check laws for gun sales, that have been proven to reduce gun violence and save lives. We've met with gun violence survivors, legislators and testified before Congress. We've heard from those on the front lines of our national gun violence crisis. We've worked with veterans, law enforcement, businessmen and women, members of the clergy, and domestic violence prevention leaders.
  • Elderly Florida Man Shoots Fleeing Thief And May Have Ruined His Own Life

    08/23/2016 9:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Bob Owens
    The homeowner asked the suspect what he was doing and then the suspect ran across the street, officials said. The homeowner opened fire and shot the suspect several times, Kvalheim said, adding the injuries appeared non-life threatening.
  • The Republicans’ Sore Loser Caucus

    08/23/2016 8:42:39 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 23, 2016, 12:21 am | Stephen Moore
    I've heard a lot from the Never Trumpers inside the GOP who say that Trump violates their “conservative values.” Most of them were Bush and Kasich supporters. So I have a question: Isn’t keeping your word a “conservative value”? Jeb Bush and Kasich and many of the other candidates took a solemn pledge to support the Republican nominee — and they did so in front of millions of Republican voters. Then they broke their word. Then they wonder why Americans are so angry and distrustful of careerist politicians. The Bush brigades are the worst...The people who gave us the Medicare...
  • Huma Abedin worked at a radical Muslim journal for a dozen years

    08/23/2016 8:06:53 AM PDT · by Alex88TX · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief of staff to the first female US president, for a decade edited a radical Muslim publication that opposed women’s rights and blamed the US for 9/11. One of Clinton’s biggest accomplishments listed on her campaign website is her support for the UN women’s conference in Bejing in 1995, when she famously declared, “Women’s rights are human rights.” Her speech has emerged as a focal point of her campaign, featured prominently in last month’s Morgan Freeman-narrated convention video introducing her as the Democratic nominee. However,...
  • The Never-Trump bozos

    08/23/2016 6:30:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    WND.COM ^ | 8/23/2016 | Burt Prelutsky
    For instance, just the other day 50 so-called Republicans claiming to be so-called national security experts signed a letter predicting that Trump would be the worst president in history when it comes to keeping America safe. Huh? Let me get this clear. We have a current president and a presidential wannabe who have been instrumental in rolling out the red carpet for Russia in the Middle East; given rise to ISIS, simultaneously making a mockery of the money and lives we had previously sacrificed in Iraq; handed over $1.9 billion to Iran ($400 million of it in the form of...
  • National NBC Reporter Claims Trump Rally Crowds Small – Despite Max Capacity Crowd 5,000+

    08/23/2016 6:01:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 08/22/16 | Sundance
    The trust in U.S. journalism is at a historic low. Most Americans now accept the U.S. media is completely dishonest. However, the media reporters claim such public opinions are unwarranted. Here’s today’s audio/visual demonstration from NBC reporter Katy Tur in Akron Ohio. You decide if she’s honest or not:
  • OSCE rights group requests 500 international observers to monitor U.S. presidential vote

    08/23/2016 5:44:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/23/16 | Julia Harte
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe aims to send 500 international observers to observe November's U.S. presidential election, a tenfold increase from the number the group deployed in 2012. A coalition of more than 200 U.S. civil rights groups urged the OSCE in a letter released on Tuesday to provide even more than the 500 observers the OSCE requested based on an assessment it conducted in May. The actual observers will be dispatched by the international security and rights organization's 57 participating states. The letter from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights said the OSCE's role...
  • LEFT WORKS HARD TO HIDE HILLARY HEALTH ISSUES

    08/23/2016 5:20:53 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    1776 Coalition ^ | 8/23/2016 | Patrick Howley/Breitbart
    New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo is calling on Google to “fix” its search engine results to hide evidence of Hillary Clinton’s failing health. “Go online and put down, ‘Hillary Clinton illness,’ and take a look at the videos yourself,” Rudy Giuliani recently said on Fox News, during an argument about how sick Clinton really is. Manjoo of the Times called for Google to “fix” the problem of search results possibly hurting the Democratic nominee. “Google should fix this. It shouldn’t give quarter to conspiracy theorists,” Manjoo tweeted. A Google search for “Hillary Clinton illness,” following Giuliani’s comments and...
  • Hillary Vows To Shut Down Dissenting Internet Sites if She Wins Presidency

    08/23/2016 5:05:57 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 44 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/22/2016 | Michael Depinto
    Whoever coined the phrase, “The devil you know is better than the one you don’t,” OBVIOUSLY never met Hillary Clinton. There is a reason she is called Hitlery not only in private, but often in print as well at times. There is no situation on earth that the Devil we know with Hitlery, is EVER better than ANYONE, let alone Donald Trump. How many people has Trump killed again? Oh yes, zero. First of all, there's her never-ending killing spree of her political opposition. On August 6th, when I wrote, Clinton Adds +5 to Body Count in 6 Weeks, a...
  • Bahrain’s Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million To Her Foundation

    08/22/2016 8:14:59 PM PDT · by amorphous · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 22 August 2016 | Russ Read
    Newly released Department of State documents reveal that the Crown Prince of Bahrain was given an audience with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after he donated $32 million to her foundation. The documents, released Monday by Judicial Watch, included emails between Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band and former Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin, which appear to show that Abedin acted as a middleman between Clinton and her foundation’s donors. Band and Abedin’s email exchanges show that Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman had to go through the Clinton Foundation in order to set up a meeting with Clinton after the former...