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  • Bold Agenda PAC ad

    10/20/2014 6:47:49 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 10 replies
    www.boldagendapac.com ^ | 10/20/14 | boldagendapac
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  • Woman Arrested After Becoming Trapped in Chimney at Thousand Oaks Home

    10/20/2014 7:18:24 AM PDT · by Maceman · 47 replies
    KTLA Morning News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive (map) at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman had been stuck in the chimney, about 8 feet from the top, for two hours, said Capt. Renee Ferguson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. The county Fire Department’s urban search and rescue team was called to the scene. Photos posted on Twitter by the department showed firefighters on the roof of the house as they worked to reach the woman, who was conscious during the rescue. The flue was lubricated with dish soap before she was...
  • Republicans chances of winning the Senate keep getting better

    10/20/2014 5:43:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 20 Oct 14 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>The likelihood of a Republican Senate takeover continues to increase with all three major election models giving the GOP at least a six in ten probability of winning the six seats the party needs to win take back control.</p> <p>The trend lines in both the LEO and FiveThirtyEight models highlight movement over the past week toward Republicans -- with a slight tick back toward Democrats in the last few days."</p>
  • A procedural rule could keep gay marriage from ever reaching SCOTUS again (Slate)

    10/20/2014 5:20:01 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 10 20 14
    ....Arizona Attorney General Tim Horne just cited a rule of civil procedure in refusing to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage. And if his theory is correct, opponents of marriage equality may be procedurally barred from ever getting a gay marriage case to the Supreme Court again.
  • Clinton: Midterm Elections Should Motivate Women

    10/20/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By LISA LEFF
    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. The former secretary of state made the remarks during a sold-out women's luncheon in San Francisco that raised $1.4 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "It's truly regrettable that despite all the great work Nancy did and President Obama, given what was inherited when the president came into office that we are having to work so hard to elect and...
  • McConnell takes one-point lead over Grimes in Kentucky's Senate Race

    10/20/2014 5:02:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    mercedsunstar.com ^ | 10/20/14 | Sam Youngman and Jack Brammer
    Kentucky's U.S. Senate race remains a dead heat two weeks before Election Day, with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell regaining the slimmest of leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new Bluegrass Poll. The poll of 655 likely voters found McConnell leading Grimes 44 percent to 43 percent. Libertarian David Patterson received 5 percent support, drawing voters from across the political spectrum. Eight percent were undecided.
  • Valley's undocumented gear up for driver's licenses

    10/20/2014 4:07:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Merced Sun-Star (CA) ^ | October 19, 2014 | BY ANDREA CASTILLO
    Graciela Iniguez guesses she has spent $12,000 on traffic tickets and vehicle impound fees since she started driving 20 years ago. As an undocumented immigrant from Jalisco, Mexico, Iniguez drives without a license. But that's soon to change. Starting Jan. 1, California residents who can't prove they are in United States legally will be allowed to obtain driver's licenses under Assembly Bill 60, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last year. "This law is going to benefit us so much," she said. "Thank God, now we won't have to be afraid to drive." "Unfortunately, it's not a privilege to...
  • In Philly court, a parade of undocumented minors

    10/20/2014 4:01:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 20, 2014 | by Michael Matza
    Seated at the defense table in U.S. Immigration Court in Philadelphia, the 10-year-old looked down at his feet, which barely reached the floor. Coal-eyed, he resembled a Latino Dennis the Menace, with a "fauxhawk" instead of a cowlick and clad in a shirt that read: Last name: Maker. First name: Trouble. Having entered the U.S. illegally eight months ago, the boy, Carlos, was arrested on the Texas border, given a notice to appear in court to face deportation. In a daylong court session this month, Judge Steven Morley, presiding at the federal building at Ninth and Market Streets, heard Carlos'...
  • Monica Lewinsky recalls pain, humiliation after revelation of affair with Bill Clinton

    10/20/2014 3:24:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Monica Lewinsky was "in love" with former President Clinton, the disgraced former intern revealed Monday. "Sixteen years ago, fresh out of college … I fell in love with my boss," the infamous former White House staffer told a business conference Monday during an eye-opening speech about her devastating experience in the public eye following the revelation of her affair with Clinton — her first public address in 13 years. "Overnight I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one. I was patient zero," she said, according to reporters present at the Forbes magazine "30 Under 30"...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 20,2014

    10/20/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 20, 2014 | 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
  • Ministers Told To Perform Same-Sex Weddings or Face Jail Time and Fines

    10/20/2014 2:31:07 PM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ted Starnes
    Christian ministers in Idaho have been told that they have to either perform same-sex weddings or (face jail time and fines). Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, are facing legal trouble because they want to uphold the laws of the Bible and support traditional marriage. Todd Starnes, author of "Godless America," appeared on Fox and Friends this morning and shared the latest on this interesting legal story, which centers on a city ordinance, passed last year, that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. "Here is the issue," Starnes explained....
  • Mark Begich Running Out of Gas in Alaska

    10/20/2014 1:56:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/20/14 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Mark Begich’s campaign for re-election is running out of gas as Republican candidate Dan Sullivan continues to solidify his lead in the polls. Alaskan voters will put up with a lot, but in 2014, it increasingly appears that membership in President Barack Obama's party is not one of them. Sen. Begich tried early to distance himself from President Obama, as many political observers believed he was one of the strongest Democratic candidates running in a red state. After President Obama’s State of Union address in January, Begich said that he would not welcome him to the state with open...
  • Govt Stops New Funding and Calls for Voluntary Pause on Research of Pandemic Potential of Pathogens

    10/20/2014 12:08:06 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    While federal and state agencies institute new policies and procedures in light of Ebola making an appearance in the U.S., the White House has called for a suspension on research involving other viruses with deadly potential for the time being. On Friday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced its moratorium on funding new “gain-of-function” research, saying it plans to further assess its risks and benefits. It also called for a voluntary stop on current research in this field. “Because the deliberative process launching today will aim to address key questions about the risks and benefits of...
  • Federalism: Yesterday and Today

    10/20/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Publius · 57 replies
    A Publius Essay | 20 October 2014 | Publius
    IntroductionFederalism, or States’ Rights, has a long and honored history. To define terms, Federalism involves the assignment of powers between the entities that make up a federation and the federal authority created by those entities to act on behalf of that federation. In the United States Constitution, the people delegated certain enumerated powers to the federal government for the sake of operating a federated union. The 10th Amendment was put in place to insure that the federal government would never assume powers not delegated to it. It reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor...
  • Obamacare, discontinued plans and ‘sticker shock,’ round 2

    10/20/2014 11:45:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | October 20, 2014 | By: ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER
    Pete Spain knew he and his wife would have to find a new health plan for 2015 since their current policy is being discontinued at the end of the year. But the letter explaining it still contained a surprise: Buying a comparable plan next year would cost the Bridgeport couple nearly 58 percent more. “That’s just a bigger hit than we expected,” he said. The Spains are among more than 60,000 Connecticut residents with health plans that don’t meet the requirements of the federal health law. Many of them are receiving notices that their plans are being discontinued and that...
  • LAWMAKERS SKEPTICAL OF FBI’S PUSH FOR ENCRYPTION BACK DOORS

    10/20/2014 11:39:03 AM PDT · by e-gadfly · 6 replies
    NextGov ^ | 2014-10-17 | Brendan Sasso
    Tech companies like Apple and Google want to make the data customers carry on their smartphones and computers more secure, safe from the prying eyes of spies and identity thieves alike. But law-enforcement officials--from the FBI to local police--see those same devices as treasure troves of evidence.... "I'd be surprised if more than a handful of members would support the idea of backdooring Americans' personal property," Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and vocal privacy advocate, said.... And a House Democratic aide said that staffers have been in touch with the FBI on the issue but that Congress is unlikely...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 20-24,2014

    10/20/2014 11:29:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | October 20-24, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • Obama's Ebola Czar Is A Dangerous Mistake: Here Are Three Who Could Do The Job

    10/20/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 19, 2014 | by Steve Forbes
    President Obama made a monumental mistake in appointing a political hack, Ron Klain, as the Ebola czar. He must undo his error now and give the job to someone of stature and genuine ability. In alphabetical order, here are three individuals the President should consider immediately for this crucial post: –Michael Bloomberg. He’s not a physician, but from his extensive work with (and donations to) the medical school and hospital at Johns Hopkins University and other medical institutions, he has gained an enormous amount of knowledge. –Ben Carson. A gifted neurosurgeon and former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins...
  • Vulnerable senator runs from Obama: 'If you're mad at Obama, he'll be gone in two years'

    10/20/2014 10:14:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/20/14 | T. Beckett Adams
    Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is ratcheting up his anti-White House rhetoric, seeking to put more distance between himself and President Obama’s high disapproval rating in his state. “I think people are disappointed with the president and frustrated,” Begich said in a Politico report published Sunday. “I’m making sure people understand that if you are mad at Obama, he will be gone in two. If you care about Alaska, I’m here for six. When I tell people that, I remind them, they get it,” he added. Begich is scrambling to fend of his Republican challenger, former Attorney General Dan Sullivan. Sullivan...
  • Another Month, Another Global Heat Record Broken

    10/20/2014 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
    September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit. That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August.
  • More ‘Walker is Hitler’ rhetoric appears from the left (WI)

    10/20/2014 9:01:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-20-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Here we go again — another roadside sign comparing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to Adolf Hitler. “WALKERS MOTTO DIVIDE & CONQUER SO WAS HITLERS,” proclaims the grammatically challenged, hand-written sign pinned to posts just off of Mariner Road near Wisconsin Highway 83 in Hartland. The sign is across the highway from Westbrook Church, an Evangelical Christian worship center at 1100 Wisconsin 83. SIGN OF THE TIMES: Another ‘Walker is Hitler’ sign, this one in Hartland, Wis., amid the state’s heated campaign for governor. If history is any indicator, expect more of these messages during the last 15...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 20,2014

    10/20/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Mike Huckabee Asks Pastors Across the US to Send Sermons, Bibles to Houston Mayor

    10/20/2014 8:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/20/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said pastors from across the United States should send "thousands and thousands" of Bibles and sermons to the Houston mayor who demanded pastors turn over their sermons to the government due to their objection to an LGBT discrimination city ordinance. "I hope she gets thousands and thousands of sermons and Bibles," Huckabee said on his Fox News show Saturday, referring to Mayor Annise D. Parker. "It ought to make you mad that the mayor thinks she can turn in her pastors. And so I got an idea," Huckabee explained. "If she wants a sermon, here...
  • Gov to Ministers: Marry Gays or Go to Jail

    10/20/2014 8:03:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    …and the distinction between gay rights and religious persecution just vanished. It begins with equality and ends with everyone losing their freedom.But I love all these new freedoms we’re getting. We now have the freedom to do what various pressure groups want or go to jail. I hope we don’t get too many more new freedoms or we’ll run out of jail cells. Officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, are threatening an elderly couple who run a wedding chapel with jail time unless they perform wedding ceremonies for gay couples.Donald Knapp and his wife, Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching...
  • Stealth Gun Control Initiative Too Close To Call In Washington State

    10/20/2014 7:48:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Rachel Alexander
    I-594 has been cleverly drafted to sound like it merely makes small changes to gun laws, not a flat-out ban or gun registration scheme. This is why it is so dangerous. People are less likely to oppose it; in fact, polls show that even a majority of gun owners - 54 percent of the 35 percent of Washington residents who own a gun - are in favor of it.
  • Supreme Court to decide police access to hotel guest registries

    10/20/2014 7:48:36 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/20/2014 | LAWRENCE HURLEY
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether hotel operators have grounds to challenge a Los Angeles city ordinance that allows police to view guest registries, a power that local officials say helps them investigate crimes including prostitution. The City of Los Angeles asked the Supreme Court to intervene after an appeals court said the ordinance violated the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which protects against unlawful searches and seizures. The ordinance requires hotel and motel operators to collect a detailed list of information on each guest, including name and address, car model, license plate number and method of...
  • New York bans gun ownership for 34,500 citizens without due process

    10/20/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This is one case where I have to give the New York Times full credit. They have managed – at least in part – to dredge some information out of the New York State government which I have been unsuccessfully trying to obtain since May of this year. (More on that saga below.) The paper has now released details of a database kept by Empire State law enforcement of people who have had their Second Amendment rights terminated on the basis of being “mentally unstable.” The number of people in this database – created as a result of the...
  • Philadelphia Society Memories from Grand Rapids

    10/20/2014 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 18, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For several years now, I have been honored to be a member of a group known as the Philadelphia Society. The Society of leading conservative intellectuals was formed in 1964 in the wake of the Goldwater defeat. While I would never self-identify as an intellectual, I fall back on what the Sisters of St. Joseph used to tell us in grade school: “There’s two kinds of knowledge: knowing something and knowing where to find it.” You can gain a lot of insights at Society meetings. Here are just a few highlights from the Society’s regional meeting in Grand Rapids last...
  • Election observers face more restrictions this year (WI)

    10/20/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-20-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The same election commission that banned a 78-year-old poll monitor from observing next month’s election is pushing a policy that would keep election observers farther away from voters. In a letter obtained by Wisconsin Reporter, the City of Milwaukee Election Commission receives guidance from the city attorney on how to comply with a provision in a new state law involving election observers. Wisconsin Act 177, which into effect in April, allows the chief election inspector or municipal clerk to restrict the viewing area of poll observers to an area “not less than three feet nor more than...
  • Constitutional fight launched over election of senators

    10/20/2014 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    t’s a movement that’s been building in recent years: efforts by states to reclaim their constitutional authority by declaring Washington’s health care laws, gun control or other restrictions simply don’t apply within their boundaries. After all, the Constitution stipulates that, except for a couple of dozen specific issues such as national defense, the powers in the U.S. rest with the states. Now a new lawsuit contends states can regain their authority by returning to the practice of having state legislatures elect U.S. senators, as the Constitution originally required. The case is being brought by author, columnist, commentator and activist Devvy...
  • Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs

    10/20/2014 6:51:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Oct 2014 | by Jonathan Strong
    Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the...
  • Obama Administration Prepares Amnesty ID Cards for Up to 34 Million Illegals

    10/20/2014 6:14:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obama administration is planning to issue millions of new immigrant ID cards. The federal program will move forward after the midterm elections. US immigration released for illegal immigrants.The federal contract will plan for for up to 34 million cards.Breitbart reported: Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable...
  • Military to deploy Ebola response team within U.S. [Martial Law Precursor?]

    10/20/2014 5:38:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | 10/19/14 | Meghan Lopez
    In response to fears of Ebola spreading within the U.S., the Pentagon is forming a “quick strike team” consisting of 30 people. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Sunday that the medical support team will feature 20 critical care nurses, five doctors and five trainers who specialize in infectious disease protocols. The team is composed of civilian health care providers though no names have been released at this point. The team was created in response.....
  • Denton fracking ban may be unconstitutional

    10/20/2014 5:22:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Wichita Falls Times Record News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Alex Mills, President, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
    The good citizens of Denton will be voting on Nov. 4 whether or not to ban hydraulic fracturing. They have been told by former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Phillips the ban on fracturing is unconstitutional. “Under the Texas Constitution, I do not believe that a municipality may ban all oil and gas drilling within its borders,” former Chief Justice Phillips said during a hearing before the Denton City Council on July 15. He said the ban is incompatible with state law, and it amounts to a government taking of private property of many mineral interest owners and operators....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12PM,EDT, WTIC AM,October 20-24,2014

    10/20/2014 5:19:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 20-24, 2014 | 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...
  • McConnell seeks clean slate for Republican majority in Senate

    10/20/2014 5:01:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/20/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) wants to get all must-pass legislation completed in the lame-duck session so Senate Republicans will have a clean slate at the start of 2015 if they control the upper chamber. Senate GOP aides say that’s the message from the leader, who could face opposition from conservative lawmakers who want to block any non-emergency measures in the window between Election Day and the start of the new Congress in January. “We keep hearing from the leadership we’re going to clear the decks in the lame duck,” said a senior GOP aide. Under this scenario, the...
  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

    10/19/2014 8:01:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 19, 2014 | by Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler. Some 8,000 people turned out for the event, held in a noisy school gymnasium. But a steady stream of people walked out while he spoke, and a heckler interrupted his remarks.
  • Religious Liberty Under Attack as City of Houston Subpoenas Church Sermons

    10/19/2014 4:50:40 PM PDT · by Red6 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- The battle over Houston's non-discrimination ordinance has moved from the ballot box to the church pulpit, as a group of pastors fights efforts by the city to subpoena their sermons and private communications with church members. The law, passed last June, was criticized because it could be used to allow men to use women's bathrooms, among other objections. Opponents to the law had collected more than 50,000 signatures to place a repeal measure on the ballot this November, far more than the 17,269 required. However, the City of Houston moved to invalidate the majority of the signatures,...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama’s Public Health Experts Can’t Be Trusted

    10/19/2014 4:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rob Garver
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday dismissed President Obama’s newly appointed Ebola czar as a “political operative” without the medical background necessary for the job — and he urged Americans to ignore the judgment of government health officials because they “are repeating the administration’s talking points.” Cruz is one of a number of politicians calling for a more drastic response to the disease which, to date, has infected two Americans, both nurses who cared directly for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who contracted the disease in his home country and fell ill in Texas. Cruz’ and other Republicans have...
  • New America: Ordained ministers threatened with jail unless they perform same sex marriages

    10/19/2014 4:13:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/19/2014 | Rick Moran
    City officials in Coeur d'Alene Idaho have told a married couple who are both ordained ministers that they will go to jail if they refuse to perform wedding ceremonies for gay couples. The Alliance for Defending Freedom has filed suit against the city and asked for temporary restraining order to prevent officials from carrying out their threat. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. City officials told Donald Knapp...
  • martin luther king, jr. niece: 'moral bankruptcy' ruling washington d.c. under obama

    10/19/2014 12:45:55 PM PDT · by tinyowl · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning. “All of our leaders—or many of our leaders—are just morally bankrupt right now,” King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. “They’re not calling on God. We still stay ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘One Nation Under God’ but we’re not practicing that. We need to call on God. There’s a moral bankruptcy in...
  • FBI Director Warns Google and Apple "If You Don't Decrypt Phones, We'll Do It For You"

    10/19/2014 12:42:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19 | Mike Shedlock
    The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is crystal clear in meaning. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. FBI Director, James Comey, an Obama appointment, does not give a damn what the Constitution says. In a recent speech, Comey warns If Apple and Google Won't Decrypt Phones, We'll Force Them To Everyone...
  • Ebola: What Would George Washington Do?

    10/19/2014 11:28:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10-19-14 | Carl M. Cannon
    As a nervous nation watches the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola crisis, many Americans have concluded that the country’s top health officials seem more concerned with stopping the spread of panic than stopping the spread of the virus. But Americans’ fear is only growing, and one reason is that too few people believe what the president of the United States says anymore. A recent poll asked Americans this question: “How often does Barack Obama lie to the country on important matters?” Not about sex. Not about whether he really likes baseball. Not whether he still cadges an occasional cigarette...
  • Lawyers Band Together To Fight Gun Violence

    10/19/2014 9:57:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    npr.org ^ | 10/18/20143 | unknown
    A new group called Prosecutors Against Gun Violence has formed to find solutions to gun violence in the U.S. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with attorneys and co-chairs Cyrus Vance Jr. and Mike Feuer.
  • Giant sequoias may surprise us in a warmer future

    10/19/2014 8:47:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | October 18, 2014 | BY MARK GROSSI
    Research ecologist Nathan Stephenson crawled around magnificent Giant Forest, checking young giant sequoias for damage from California’s three-year drought. Though the older sequoias have survived past climate warmups, no one knows how these natural treasures will hold up this time. Climate warming is moving faster than it has in the past, scientists say. Some researchers worry that the Sierra will lose some trees that were alive before the time of Christ. They acknowledge it’s possible the giant sequoia will not survive as a species.
  • Ebola czar thinks global warming causes increased tornadoes and hurricanes

    10/19/2014 8:01:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Nobody credits newly-minted Ebola czar (for the sake of rhyme, shouldn’t it be “Ebola Ayatollah”) Ron Klain with any scientific credibility, but his embrace of warmist doctrine is nonetheless interesting. Back in 2011, when he was coming off his gig as Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Klain went on MSNBC to spout his scientific wisdom. Politico took notice:
  • Rand Paul: Republicans Can’t Win without Black Vote

    10/18/2014 6:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rand Paul won his Senate seat without winning any notable amount of the black vote. In a match up with Hillary Clinton, he’s currently set to take 15% of the black vote. That’s much better than Mitt Romney, but he’s up against Hillary Clinton. Not Barack Obama. And his MSNBC comments about letting businesses discriminate against black people haven’t been in autoplay for eight months, which they would be if he ever won the primaries. After that, he would be lucky to get 1 percent no matter how many trips he makes to Ferguson.So his constant chatter about winning minority...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Plans to Transfer Ebola-infected Foreigners to U.S. for Treatment

    10/18/2014 6:41:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/18/14 | Debra Heine
    Thursday night on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer predicted that it would only take "a couple more cases like Mr. Duncan" flying to the United States from West Africa with Ebola for the president to back down from his no travel ban position. But if Judicial Watch's sources are correct, Obama's open door policy for people coming from Ebola infected countries, may creak open a little wider to allow the transfer of non-US citizens infected with the disease into the country for treatment. It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans...
  • Coulter To GOP: Stop ‘Constantly Sucking Up’ To Hispanic Voters

    10/18/2014 6:36:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    In an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” Friday night, conservative columnist Ann Coulter was critical of the GOP for appealing to known Democratic voting blocs, specifically Hispanics, rather than simply appealing to base voters. “Instead of constantly sucking up to a group of people who will never vote for you,” said Coulter, hitting specifically against GOPers for immigration reform, “how about appealing to the other voters who are just gonna go home and say ‘Screw you.’”
  • Conservatives fear Justice Roberts going soft

    10/18/2014 6:36:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/18/2014 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    Chief Justice John Roberts seems to be going wobbly again. Conservatives, still smarting from what they view as an ideological betrayal by Roberts two years ago in the Supreme Court’s 5-4 Obamacare decision, have looked on suspiciously in recent weeks as the chief justice twice appeared to side with the court’s liberals and Justice Anthony Kennedy against the court’s conservatives. When the high court issued orders last week blocking Wisconsin’s voter ID law and stopping enforcement of key parts of Texas’s new restrictions on abortion clinics, Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito publicly dissented. Roberts was notably silent....