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  • How The West Created ISIS … with a little help from our friends.

    09/17/2014 10:53:07 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 48 replies
    MINTPRESS NEWS ^ | 9/13/2014 | Nafeez Ahmed
    ... Military action is necessary to halt the spread of the ISIS/IS “cancer,” said President Obama. Yesterday, in his much anticipated address, he called for expanded airstrikes across Iraq and Syria, and new measures to arm and train Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces. “The only way to defeat [IS] is to stand firm and to send a very straightforward message,” declared Prime Minister Cameron. “A country like ours will not be cowed by these barbaric killers.” Missing from the chorus of outrage, however, has been any acknowledgement of the integral role of covert US and British regional military intelligence strategy...
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Why history needs a Latino president

    09/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Voxxi ^ | September 17, 2014 | Tony Castro
    What would Hispanic Heritage Month be like if there were a Latino in the White House? Would the president don a white guayabera and ride in an open limousine at the head of a parade celebrating Latino heritage? Would one of his first accomplishment have been to use his presidential authority of executive action for sweeping immigration reform? Or to expect that from the nation’s first Latino president belittle the significance of what would be his — or her — place in history? So often, too, the symbolism of presidential politics overshadows the reality of the post. If John F....
  • NJ Gov. Christie helping Tillis in NC Senate race

    09/17/2014 7:09:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is getting help from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as part of Christie's multiple-stop swing through the Carolinas to raise money and meet voters. Christie and Tillis were slated to hold a meet-and-greet Tuesday morning in Wilmington before holding a private fundraiser for Tillis' campaign. Christie will head on to South Carolina for several fundraisers on behalf of incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley, who is seeking re-election this fall.
  • Jindal predicts a runoff for Landrieu, payoff for Brownback

    09/17/2014 6:43:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) predicted on Tuesday a loss for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and a win for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) this fall, two of their respective parties’ most vulnerable incumbents. Speaking to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Tuesday, Jindal said of Landrieu’s defeat, “I think that that is going to happen this year.” But he added while “she could lose in November ... I think a runoff is possible.” (SNIP) Some have speculated his decision to sit out the race was informed by long-standing bad blood between the governor and Sen. David Vitter...
  • Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson: Don’t Vote for “Ripping Fetuses Out of Their Mother’s Womb”

    09/17/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is a conservative Christian who tells it like it is, and he has been unashamed in the past to put his pro-life views front and center. Now, the reality television star has a new message: Don’t vote for pro-abortion candidates or politicians. There are about 90 to 100 million of us who claim Jesus. The problem is only half of you register to vote and out of the half of you that registers to vote, only half of that group actually goes and votes…. Therefore, when you’re looking up there and griping and complaining about what...
  • Rove-affiliated group attacks Grimes for stance on immigration bill (that Rove endorsed)

    09/17/2014 6:17:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Glenn Kessler
    On Monday, Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell in the hard-fought Kentucky senate race, tried to distance herself from President Obama with an ad showing her shooting a gun. McConnell responded in kind. At the same time, an independent group with connections to Republican strategist Karl Rove began airing this ad blasting the “Obama-Grimes” plan to give “amnesty” to illegal immigrants. (SNIP) Crossroads GPS, another organization affiliated with Rove, during the 2013 debate actually ran ads calling for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, “where they will pay a fine, prove employment and meet other...
  • Politicians duck ‘amnesty’ label

    09/17/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2005
    It’s “the A-Word,” and it can damn any immigration bill to oblivion. The word is “amnesty,” or as one immigration-control advocate calls it, “the death word.” It’s a charge that a lot of people want to make and nobody wants to hear. (SNIP) “For some, you would think amnesty is in the eye of the beholder because there are some critics who have nothing constructive to offer who criticize every proposal as amnesty or amnesty light,” says Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican. (SNIP) “I’ve seen no guest-worker program that didn’t include amnesty — amnesty defined by Webster’s,” says Rep. Steve...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 17, 2014

    09/17/2014 2:55:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 142 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 17, 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
  • White House Celebrates Constitution Day With a Picture of Obama

    09/17/2014 12:52:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Stop me if you have heard this before: The official White House Twitter account tweeted their recognition of Constitution Day today...with a picture of President Obama in the National Archives building. Happy Constitution Day! http://t.co/BRNl5eEGO0 pic.twitter.com/sFBdWhDOWP— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 17, 2014 Meanwhile, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) took a different approach to celebrate the day, and tweeted the entire Constitution word for word from his official account, 140 characters at a time. Happy Constitution Day, twitter! 227 years ago, our Constitution was signed by 38 of 41 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 17, 2014 In...
  • Carrying One in the Chamber

    09/17/2014 12:03:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    invictustacticalreview.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | unknown
    Today as I was chatting with a new concealed carry permit holder, he asked if I carried one in the chamber. I said that I did, and explained a bit about why I do. First off, I carry a gun because I don’t know what might happen. I’ll probably never need it, but someday I might, and it’s no burden to carry just in case.
  • Pro-gun doctor debunks American Psychological Association's anti-gun report

    09/17/2014 11:58:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Lee Williams
    Lee's Note: Robert B. Young, MD, is a member of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership -- a project of the Second Amendment Foundation. His take on the American Psychological Association's latest anti-gun report is insightful and should be mandatory reading. I debunks many anti-gun myths and talking points.
  • Lobbyist advises GOP to spend big and think small (great piece!)

    09/17/2014 11:27:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/17/14
    GOP estabishment politics is the epitome of a “green” industry. Nothing is ever thrown away. Baby poo is repackaged as butterscotch and sold to unsuspecting voters. Pathetic losers resurface time and again making the same mistakes over and over and collecting checks in the process. A prime example of this is a guy like John Feehery. Feehery used to work for go-along-get-along icon Bob Michel and was pushed aside during the 1994 Republican Revolution. As Erick says, [Feehery] then weaseled his way back into power in Hastert’s office. Then we lost power. Hmmmm . . . (as a note, mouse-over...
  • Top 10 myths about the Constitution on Constitution Day

    09/17/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Constitution Center via Yahoo ^ | September 17, 2014 | NCC Staff
    The Constitution is our most endearing document, but not everything you read online about the Constitution is accurate! Here are some of the top myths about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers still out there on blogs and websites. To be clear, these myths are not about interpretations of the Constitution; they center on people and events related to the founding document.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, September 17,2014

    09/17/2014 8:56:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 91 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 17, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Constitution Day and My Birthday- Concurrent

    09/17/2014 8:37:36 AM PDT · by Vendome · 10 replies
    Vanity | Vendome
    So I’m at an observance of Constitution Day last week and in a contest, testing our knowledge of the constitution. Now, I’m gonna win and I’m one question away. The moderator asks: “Besides Constitution Day, what other day is celebrated concurrently? “. “My Birthday!” I yelled. “Wrong Answer” replied the Mod. “You call my Mom on Wednesday and tell her that!” I protested. The Mod says “Anyone know the answer?”. So I’m looking around and . . . Nothing. No one answered. I turned to the gal behind me and whispered “Citizenship Day” and she yelled out the same. Afterward,...
  • Louisiana Senate Race a Dead Heat, Landrieu Languishing

    09/17/2014 8:34:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/17/14 | Guy Benson
    A new poll of likely voters conducted for Townhall by Gravis Marketing reveals that Louisiana's US Senate race is statistically deadlocked, with support for incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu mired in the low-to-mid 40's. In a three-way contest among the top contenders, Landrieu attracts 43 percent support, with Republicans Rep. Bill Cassidy and Col. Rob Manness combining for 44 percent: In the likely runoff match-up (see below) between Landrieu and Cassidy, the candidates are separated by two-tenths of a percentage point. Neck and neck: Within the still-sizable cohort (10 percent) of undecided voters, nearly two-thirds identify as political "independents" who...
  • Quinnipiac poll shocker: John Hickenlooper down 10

    09/17/2014 8:16:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Sep 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Another surprising Quinnipiac poll out this morning puts Republican Bob Beauprez up 10 points over Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper among likely voters, 50 percent to 40 percent. The Democratic incumbent is badly underwater in the Q poll, viewed unfavorably by 51 percent and favorably by 43 percent. Beauprez, a former congressman, is viewed positively by 49 percent and negatively by 31 percent. Beauprez leads by 13 among independents, 50-37. And he’s neck-and-neck with Hickenlooper among women, edging him out 47-46, while carrying men by 20 points, 54-34. No one in the game really believes that Beauprez is ahead by double...
  • Conservative Caucus Gains New Senate Leader (Senator Lee to Head Steering Committee)

    09/17/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) was selected today to be the next chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators. Senator Lee will assume the post at the start of the 114th Congress in January. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) served as chairman for the past two years. “Mike Lee is a knowledgeable and principled movement conservative, and he has done a terrific job as vice chairman of the Steering Committee this Congress,” said Sen. Toomey. “I’m pleased to hand the gavel to him. I look forward to continuing to work with Mike, and my...
  • My Email Turns Republicans Into Conservatives

    09/17/2014 7:46:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/16/14 | Mike Flynn
    For the past several weeks, a group calling itself the "NRSC" has been inundating my inbox, warning that Obama was about to "grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants." I could combat this by donating money to ensure the Republicans win control of the Senate. Apparently, this "NRSC" is the National Republican Senatorial Committee, a pillar of the same GOP establishment that previously spent that past year and a half trying to pass amnesty under the guise of "comprehensive immigration reform." I must have a new email filter that turns even Republicans in Washington into conservatives. In the months following...
  • A Handy Guide to the Constitution is Reissued for Its Birthday

    09/17/2014 7:31:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Todd Gaziano
    On September 17, Americans will celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Convention President, George Washington, declared that it was “little short of a miracle” that deliberations were successfully concluded. Only three delegates who stayed to the end refused to sign the document and two of those, George Mason and Elbridge Gerry, later supported it with the promise that a bill of rights would be added.Rhode Island’s ratification of the Constitution on May 29, 1790 made it unanimous among the original 13 states, but the new republic began...
  • 211 College Campuses Rally for Constitution Week

    09/17/2014 7:08:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 16, 2014 | Elliot Engstrom
    WASHINGTON, DC — All this week, September 15-19, 211 Young Americans for Liberty campus chapters will rally thousands of students across the country for “Constitution Week” — in celebration of Constitution Day, September 17.YAL chapters will erect large displays in high-traffic areas on campuses and engage students with “Free Speech Walls,” giant Constitutions, and NSA petition drives. They will distribute tens of thousands of pocket Constitutions, personalized flyers, and sign-up sheets to teach more students about our founding principles and bring more students into the liberty movement. A small sampling of these high profile events expected from YAL chapters this...
  • CIA Director John Brennan Refuses To Tell Congress Who Authorized Senate Spying

    09/17/2014 6:56:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    The CIA’s ongoing defiance of congressional authority continued during a closed-door meeting last week after Director John Brennan refused to tell lawmakers who authorized the illegal surveillance of Senate Intelligence Committee computers, which were used to compile a report on the agency’s interrogation practices.
  • Benghazi Whistleblower: We Were Ordered to Withhold Documents from Review Board

    09/17/2014 6:48:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Guy Benson
    A former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya...According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • Congress may adjourn this week

    09/17/2014 6:21:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/17/14 | Susan Ferrechio
    Congress just returned from a five week break on Sept. 8 and they are now ready to pack up again. The House and Senate are poised to potentially wrap up business this week, lawmakers say, and if they do, they’ll leave town to campaign and won’t return until after the November election. The Senate was initially scheduled to be in session until Sept. 23 while the House was supposed to be in for business until Oct. 2. Nothing has been publicly announced, but congressional leaders have sent the word out to lawmakers that they can start packing for a nearly...
  • The Scottish Disease: The Scots are not alone in dreaming of secession

    09/17/2014 6:21:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/17/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    On Thursday, Scotland will decide whether it intends to remain part of the United Kingdom or go its own way as a separate nation. Inspired, Catalonia has renewed its campaign for independence from Spain. Earlier this week, it became clear that San Francisco venture capitalist Tim Draper’s “Six Californias” initiative — which would have seen the state subdivided into six new polities, in effect allowing affluent Silicon Valley to secede from the state’s poor interior and the vulgarians down south — would not proceed to the ballot, having failed to secure sufficient signatures in the petition stage. Secession talk, indulged...
  • A Plea for Constitutional Literacy on this Constitution Day

    09/17/2014 6:19:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Earlier this summer, I managed to perplex, perhaps even offend, a famous TV interviewer when I declared I want a federal government that follows the U.S. Constitution. Seemingly aghast, the interviewer went so far as to suggest my position was a "highly charged thing to say." Imagine that. A journalist -- who, owing to the Constitution, has the right to report and speak freely -- being uncomfortable with a fellow American's allegiance to the Constitution and to the Founding Fathers' vision of a limited central government. I fear we as a nation have drifted too far away from an understanding...
  • Republican senators to transfer $3 million to NRSC after appeal by McConnell

    09/17/2014 6:16:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/17/14 | David Drucker
    Senate Republicans on Tuesday agreed to transfer $3 million in personal campaign funds to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in their bid to capture the Senate majority this November, sources confirmed. With control of the Senate on the line and Democrats and their allies pouring millions more into competitive contests than the Republicans and their supporters, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made an impassioned plea to his conference during Tuesday’s weekly caucus lunch. Sources said McConnell, himself embroiled in a tough re-election contest, told members that they have a historic opportunity to govern and need to do their part....
  • Republican Joni Ernst pulls ahead of Dem in Iowa Senate poll

    09/17/2014 6:04:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/17/14 | Nick Kalman
    Republican Joni Ernst has pulled ahead of Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in the Iowa Senate race, according to a new poll that points to a heated battle for votes in the final stretch. The Quinnipiac University survey showed Ernst, a state senator, leading Braley by 6 points, 50-44 percent among likely voters. The poll also showed her leading among independents, a key voting bloc. The results are a break from earlier polling which for months has shown Braley leading or tied with his GOP rival. Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, said in a statement put out...
  • GOP beginning To Listen To The People In Mid-Terms

    09/17/2014 6:02:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/16/14 | Dan Riehl
    For months, the GOP consulting class has been relentlessly and primarily beating the ObamaCare drum despite calls from the grassroots and news outlets, most especially Breitbart News that the ground was shifting and it was time to broaden the message. Clearly immigration, foreign policy and the economy have been increasingly foremost in the minds of voters, including the GOP base, as we head on toward November. Now, finally, the Republican establishment and consulting class appears to be getting the message - and getting their own messaging right in the process. Polls show that voters don't see the law as a...
  • Kansas, a Metaphor for the Republican Party

    09/17/2014 5:58:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 9/17/14 | Jay Cost
    All things being equal, Republicans should feel reasonably good about winning the Senate in seven weeks. They currently hold a polling lead in six Democratic-held seats. They are within five points in another four seats, and mid-September polling often underestimates the position of the ultimate victor. Meanwhile, the two seats that were long thought to be vulnerable -- Georgia and Kentucky -- look reasonably firm for them. Pat Roberts But this is the Republican party we are talking about, and all else is not equal. Because of Kansas. A new poll by Democratic polling outfit Public Policy Polling puts incumbent...
  • Thank you John Aglialoro.

    09/17/2014 5:56:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    galtsgulchonline.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Scott DeSapio
    On September 6th, 2014, I stood up in front of a packed house in Las Vegas, NV, and stated, “This is not the movie that’s been playing in your head since you closed the back cover. This is however, without question, a celebration of Ayn Rand’s ideas.” That packed house was filled with some of the staunchest Ayn Rand advocates on Earth. It was the “Galt’s Gulch Online Producers Only Premiere” of Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? and it was the first official showing of the film. I then proceeded to introduce the other VIP guests on hand at...
  • Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz differ on lame-duck activity

    09/17/2014 5:50:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/16/14 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is breaking with conservative Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee over the legislative prospects for the post-election lame duck congressional session. While Cruz (R-Texas) and Lee (R-Utah) have been raising alarm surrounding any significant legislation moving through Congress during the lame duck, McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that he had little fear that controversial legislation would be jammed through by senators and representatives that just lost their seats. “There’s almost no likelihood that the House will become Democratic. So I am personally not fearful that bad things will happen to the country during the lame...
  • Alejandro Mayorkas spoke Tuesday at an event hosted by the liberal think tank NDN

    09/17/2014 5:35:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Time ^ | 09/16/14 | Maya Rhodan
    The U.S. border is “more secure than it has ever been before,” Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday while speaking on the federal government’s response to the surge in minors crossing the country’s southern border unaccompanied.
  • How Can GOP Senate Majority Prospects Be Trending In The Wrong Direction?

    09/17/2014 5:15:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Hat tip to our friend Mike Flynn of Breitbart for his column noting that top political odds maker Nate Silver has lowered his forecast for a GOP takeover of the Senate. Two weeks ago, noted Flynn, Silver estimated the GOP had a 64% chance of winning a Senate majority. On Tuesday, Silver lowered his estimate to 55%. The landscape still favors the GOP, says Flynn, but the trend-lines are ominous. As Mike Flynn and others, including CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie, have noted “the GOP could take the majority by simply winning Senate races in states carried by Mitt Romney.”...
  • Boehner Calls House Republican Colleagues ‘Knuckleheads’ For Challenging Establishment

    09/17/2014 5:12:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | 9/16/14 | Sam Rolley
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) criticized Republicans who disagree with his positions on Tuesday, telling members of the International Franchise Association, “I have a few knuckleheads in my conference.” The jibe came in the midst of remarks on the dangers of a politicized National Labor Relations Board with the power to exercise the will of whichever party controls the Oval Office at a given time. Reforming President Barack Obama’s NLRB has been a top Republican priority for some time. From the Senate floor Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that a Republican-controlled Senate could make that goal a reality....
  • GOP’s new partisan hit man: You may not know Kris Kobach — but you should

    09/17/2014 2:51:55 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | Heather Digby Parton
    Following up on my post on Friday about the long illustrious history of conservative vote suppression it’s interesting that one of the nation’s foremost activists in the field should be in the spotlight going into the November election. Indeed, he’s right in the middle of one of the most interesting races in the country. I’m referring to Kris Kobach, the Republican Kansas secretary of state who was sued last week by the former Democratic candidate for the Senate who dropped out of the race in favor of an independent. (SNIP) He also said that he might have “shrugg(ed) my shoulders...
  • DC leaders preparing to rewrite gun laws

    09/17/2014 2:31:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 9/17/2014 | BEN NUCKOLS
    District of Columbia leaders are preparing to rewrite the city’s gun laws to address a judge’s ruling that struck down a ban on carrying handguns outside the home in the nation’s capital. Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council members plan to announce emergency legislation to address the ruling on Wednesday. The council would vote on the bill next week.
  • Teacher group: Math is ‘the domain of old, white men’

    09/16/2014 5:02:58 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 155 replies
    EAG ^ | 9/12/2014
    According to a Teach for America website, culturally responsive teaching in math is important because “math has traditionally been seen as the domain of old, White men.” white privilege and prejudiceAs reported earlier this week, Teach for America groups across the country are committing themselves to “culturally responsive teaching,” a radical pedagogy used by communist Bill Ayers and other blatant anti-American indoctrinators. The site, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teach for America, says that because math is seen as a domain for old, white men, many students cannot identify with it. Therefore, educators should find ways to relate math to the lives...
  • Building Legacy Obama Reshapes Appellate Bench

    09/16/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/16/2014 | Jeremy Peter
    WASHINGTON — Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has only grown since late last year when they stripped Republicans of their ability to filibuster the president’s nominees. Democratic appointees who hear cases full time now hold a majority of seats on nine of the 13 United States Courts of Appeals. When Mr. Obama took...
  • Black Crime in Baltimore High -- but Should be Higher

    09/16/2014 3:31:31 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/16/2014
    Crime in Baltimore is dropping like a pile of hot rocks. And Elliott Einbinder knows the reason why: It is hard to get arrested there. Einbinder is a Jewish dentist who was attacked last week on his way to afternoon prayers near his office -- all in front of witnesses willing to tell police what they saw. Let’s pick up the story from Baltimore Jewish Life: “One 24-year-old African American female followed him and sucker punched him on the side of his head, swelling his lip and breaking his glasses. She continued to throw punches as Dr. Einbinder tried to...
  • Police chief: Legalize marijuana, use tax revenue to fund drug treatment [Madison WI]

    09/16/2014 3:01:44 PM PDT · by Ken H · 57 replies
    Wisconsin State journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | Nico Savidge
    Madison Police Chief Mike Koval endorsed the legalization of marijuana last week, saying the drug should be regulated and taxed, with revenues used to fund treatment programs for harder drugs. The comments came during an interview with the State Journal Wednesday about data showing African-Americans in Madison were arrested or cited for marijuana offenses at about 12 times the rate of whites in the city. Koval called efforts to enforce laws against marijuana an “abject failure,” and said the same about the broader war on drugs. “We’ve done such an abysmal job using marijuana as a centerpiece of drug enforcement,...
  • Amazing Fetal Development Photos Confirm Human Life Begins at Conception

    09/16/2014 2:54:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 16, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Day 1: Sperm joins with ovum, to form one cell smaller than a grain of salt. The new life has inherited 23 chromosomes from each parent, 46 in all. This one cell contains the complex genetic blueprint for every detail of human development – the child’s sex, hair and eye color, height, skin toneDays 3 – 4: The fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube into the uterus, where the lining has been prepared for implantationDays 5 – 9: During this time, the fertilized egg implants itself in the rich lining of the uterus and begins to draw nourishment.Days 10...
  • 80 Utah Lawmakers Tell Supreme Court Gay Marriage Will Lead To Incestuous Marriage, Polygamy: READ

    09/16/2014 2:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Towleroad ^ | September 10, 2014 | Sean Mandell
    Eighty legislators from Utah have submitted an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which the legislators warn the Court that legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to the legalization of incestuous and polygamous marriages. The brief comes following the request for a writ of certiorari from both Utah's Attorney General, Sean Reyes, and the plaintiffs in Kitchen v. Herbert, the case that found both both a district court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of marriage equality in Utah. As Joe.My.God points out, "the brief is signed by 22 of the 29 members of the state...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 16,2014

    09/16/2014 2:22:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 84 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 16, 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
  • Armored Vehicle, Grenade Launchers At Disposal Of LAUSD Police Force

    09/16/2014 1:18:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Unified School District police officials are considering whether they need the armored vehicle and grenade launchers they received from the U.S. military.
  • New Campaign Tactic: Democrats Pretend to Be Republicans

    09/16/2014 10:33:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/16/14 | Michael Schaus
    I’m not Barack Obama. I disagree with him on guns, coal and the EPA.” No. That sentence was not uttered by a right-wing, tea-party, Republican. It was uttered by a Democrat in Kentucky. Barack Obama is, apparently, so politically toxic that moderate Democrats are not content with merely distancing themselves from him; they are now actively campaigning against the Democrat who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In fact, the ad is downright convincing… Frank Underwood would be proud: Alright. So, Democrat Alison Grimes is no fan of team Obama. Got it. Of course, this kinda raises a few questions, doesn’t...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,EDT,September 16,2014

    09/16/2014 8:53:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | September 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • E Pluribus Unum

    09/16/2014 8:00:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Charlie Daniels
    On this past 9/11 in Woodruff, South Carolina, several high school students showed up at school with American flags flying from the beds of the pick up trucks they were driving. The school principal confiscated the flags stating, "It was against district policy to draw too much attention to one's vehicle." Well, I don't claim to be the swiftest horse in the corral, so can somebody tell me just what in the hell the principal is taking about? Does it seem to anybody besides me that what the boys were drawing attention to was not their vehicles, but to the...
  • Jindal’s Gamble: Can a wonk win the 2016 presidential nomination?

    09/16/2014 7:35:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Bobby Jindal is making a bet, according to someone familiar with is thinking: “Ideas and smarts are going to be crucial in winning the presidential nomination.” Jindal’s nascent 2016 campaign will be an exploration of the validity of this belief. When the Louisiana governor unveils his energy plan at the Heritage Foundation today, he will do so under the auspices of his ambitious attempt to “articulate and sell a national policy agenda to the country.” Consider it also a part of another ambitious plan, the second plank of a 2016 presidential platform and an attempt to persuade Republican primary voters...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Launches Anti-Obama Amnesty Effort

    09/16/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/16/14
    In a video first released to Breitbart on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his effort to combat President Barack Obama’s potential executive amnesty action, which could come following November’s midterm elections. Viewers are encouraged to visit StopObamasAmnesty.com to sign a petition. “Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the fight to secure the border,” the video explained. “Stop Obama’s amnesty and celebrate legal immigration. But he needs your help to hold Obama and Senate Democrats accountable.” The amnesty effort from Obama would likely include an expansion of his so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and apply it to an...