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  • Obama’s U.N. plan: Globalize cops against ‘violent extremists’

    10/07/2015 6:13:17 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 3 replies
    WND ^ | Oct 6 2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    Obama’s new “Strong Cities Network,” announced with little fanfare last week at the United Nations, appears to be another effort to strip authority from local police departments and to demonize conservative Christians, say advocates of civil and religious liberties. The stated goal of the program is to connect local police departments with their peers around the world in an effort to combat “violent extremism,” .... -- “There was no national media coverage whatsoever of the Strong Cities Network; it was completely buried,” McGuire said. “So the question is, why? This is massive because it’s such a contradiction to the Constitution,...
  • When Cruz Makes His Move, Watch Out

    10/07/2015 4:59:22 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/7/2015 | Eliana Johnson
    The Texas senator may look like an also-ran, but he’s a legit contender. Where’s Ted Cruz? The outspoken Texas senator has been unusually quiet in recent weeks. But in GOP circles, there’s soft but growing chatter that he is likely to be one of the last men standing in one of the most chaotic and unpredictable presidential races in recent memory. You wouldn’t know it from his poll numbers. Cruz is running at about 6 percent nationally and in key states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. That’s well behind outsiders Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson, and those...
  • Drudge: “I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 95 replies
    google search ^ | October 6, 2015
    Circulating on the web tonight: During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. “I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it’s over for me,” said Drudge. “They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, you’re out of there. They’re going to make it so you can’t even use headlines.” “To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over, they’ve got the votes, which means time is limited,” he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an...
  • Matt Drudge Visits the Alex Jones Show: Full Interview

    10/07/2015 3:30:13 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 151006 | Matt Drudge
    In this bombshell interview Matt Drudge surprises the crew and Alex Jones breaking down the biggest stories with the incisive insight that only he can bring.
  • Should Obama beat Clinton to her own gun fight? (barf alert)

    10/07/2015 3:28:03 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 06 oct 2015 | Clarence Page
    After nine people were killed at an Oregon community college last week, Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed a new attitude on gun control. She sounds a lot like President Barack Obama's new attitude on immigration: If Congress doesn't act, she says, she will. "This epidemic of gun violence," the Democratic presidential candidate said, "knows no boundaries, knows no limits of any kind." She seemed to choke back tears as she introduced the mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting almost three years ago. With that she showed both the urgency and the futility of today's national...
  • No Safe Harbor: EU Privacy Ruling Hits Apple, Google

    10/07/2015 1:00:25 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    News Investors ^ | October 6, 2015 | by Michelle Chandler
    A major European court victory for privacy advocates raises doubts about how U.S. tech giants Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)-owned Google and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) will be able to transfer and monetize data from millions of European users. The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that national regulators in the European Union can override the 15-year-old Safe Harbor agreement used by about 4,500 companies, saying that it violates the privacy rights of Europeans by exposing them to U.S. government surveillance. The decision is expected to ignite a rush by U.S. tech firms to preserve their ability to transfer personal information about European...
  • In Rare Interview, Matt Drudge Issues Major (no guns) Challenge to Obama and Hillary: ‘I Dare You!’

    10/06/2015 11:47:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 06, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Matt Drudge issued a dare to President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Tuesday, during a rare radio interview with Alex Jones. Drudge was responding to Jones asserting that a civil war may ensue if politicians attempt to confiscate guns. “Well, because they are all armed themselves. Where they all have that security around them themselves. They don’t have to worry about [security],” said Drudge, who refused to be on camera. “I challenge Hillary, take away your Secret Service. Take it away now! Take away your Secret Service! Dismiss them. Have no security around you. Have no guns around you, Hillary....
  • Yes, Obama does want to take your guns

    10/06/2015 8:18:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Within hours of the killings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, President Obama stepped to the White House lectern, admittedly without all the facts of the case, to shamelessly politicize the tragedy. “Somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize,” he said. Perhaps Obama’s open politicizing of the issue wasn’t the worst part, but instead it was his intellectual dishonesty when it comes to the “common-sense” gun laws he wants implemented. “What’s become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation....
  • Sen. Cruz Hearing Illustrates the Harmful Effects of Government Overregulation on Underprivileged..

    10/06/2015 7:36:41 PM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies ^ | October 6, 2015
    Sen. Cruz Hearing Illustrates the Harmful Effects of Government Overregulation on Underprivileged Communities Cruz: “There is no greater obstacle to growth, to opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans than an invasive and bloated government.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today chaired a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts titled “Opportunity Denied: How Overregulation Harms Minorities” that investigated the harmful effects of government overregulation on people and businesses who lack the resources and political connections to deal effectively with mountains of red tape.Sen. Cruz invited four witnesses to the...
  • Anti Obama signs already showing up in Roseburg

    10/06/2015 6:05:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 122 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 10-06-2015 | Admin
    They really don’t want Obama coming to Roseburg and grandstanding on Friday. Check out some signs that are already showing up in Roseburg
  • Donald Trump defends his vocal support for eminent domain: ‘I think it’s a wonderful thing’

    10/06/2015 5:48:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 242 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2015 | By Jenna Johnson
    Even though it's a stance not especially popular with some Republicans, Donald Trump continued to support eminent domain in an interview on Tuesday, calling it "a wonderful thing" that has unfairly received a bad rap.Trump, a billionaire known for his major real estate development projects, described eminent domain as a useful tool that local governments can use to prevent greedy homeowners from derailing major projects that could create thousands of jobs or provide a public good. Trump said that some conservatives don't fully understand how eminent domain works and don't realize that homeowners are usually paid "four, five, six, ten...
  • Josh Earnest: Obama may do executive action (again) on guns

    10/06/2015 5:34:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 6, 2015 | Taylor Millard
    Fresh off Hillary Clinton announcing she was going to do gun control without Congressional authority, President Barack Obama appears to be leaning the same way again. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Monday it was time to get serious about keeping guns from certain people. “The president has frequently pushed his team to consider a range of executive actions that could more effectively keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have access to them. That’s something that is ongoing here.” How this is different from the 2013 executive orders, no one is saying....
  • The Cold Anger of Republicans

    10/06/2015 3:55:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 57 replies
    Commentary ^ | OCT. 6, 2015 | PETER WEHNER
    The Cold Anger of Republicans PETER WEHNER / OCT. 6, 2015 In a recent exchange with a family friend, I was told what I already knew: Many Republicans today feel “a sense of deep betrayal.” This person went on to convey what she hears from her friends: “This Congress keeps rolling over and giving Obama everything that he wants.” My correspondent added, “This feeling has now translated into despising most of the GOP’s establishment candidates … there is a cold anger which I’ve never before witnessed.” The topic then turned, as it seemingly must turn these days, to Donald Trump....
  • Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

    10/06/2015 3:45:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 12 replies
    AP ^ | October 6th, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH
    VISALIA, Calif. A man who says he was a cartel enforcer pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of murder in California. Jose Manuel Martinez will be sentenced next month to life in prison without the possibility of parole under the terms of a plea deal. He also pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder of a 17-year-old. After being arrested in 2013, the 53-year-old Martinez opened up to investigators about his violent career with more than 30 killings.
  • Arkansas to U.S. Supreme Court: Overturn Roe v. Wade

    10/06/2015 2:04:27 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/2015 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    Arkansas has asked the Supreme Court to revisit its long-standing ruling that a woman can terminate a pregnancy until the fetus is viable outside of the womb. Arkansas on Tuesday asked the justices to overturn a lower court decision that found that the state’s ban on abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy and when a heartbeat is detected is unconstitutional. The court established the viability standard in the 1973 case Roe v. Wade and reaffirmed it in the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Arkansas argues that the viability rule is arbitrary, not written in the constitution, and is outdated....
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 6,2015

    10/06/2015 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 6, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Ben Carson just had an epic interview on 'The View' about Nazis, evolution, and hurricanes

    10/06/2015 1:54:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson went toe-to-toe with the hosts of "The View" on Tuesday. It wasn't a standard presidential-candidate interview. Whoopi Goldberg's first two questions to the soft-spoken Republican were: No. 1, whether he ever yelled; and No. 2, about his claim that "Nazi Germany could happen here." "That's not what I said," Carson protested. "What I said was that most people in Nazi Germany did not believe in what Hitler was doing. But did they speak up? No," "They kept their mouths shut. And when you do that, you are compromising your freedom and the freedom of people who...
  • Ben Carson: ‘I Never Saw a Body with Bullet Holes That Was More Devastating’ Than Taking Away 2nd...

    10/06/2015 1:26:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/6/15 | Melanie Hunter
    In a post on his Facebook page Monday night, GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said he “never saw a body with bullet holes more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away." In response to a question from a supporter named Dan, who asked him how the tragedy in Oregon has altered his position as a Second Amendment supporter, Carson wrote, “Dan, I grew up in the slums of Detroit. I saw plenty of gun violence as a child. Both of my cousins were killed on the streets. As a Doctor, I spent many a...
  • New York Times Column: Why Marco Rubio’s Chances Are Rising

    10/06/2015 1:06:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/06/2015 | Nate Cohn
    A lot has changed since April, when Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was the top candidate of mainstream conservative activists and donors. Jeb Bush seemed like a fund-raising juggernaut with natural appeal to the party’s moderate voters, who play an underrated role in the Republican primary process. Mr. Rubio, a broadly appealing candidate but the top choice of few, looked boxed out. Today, Mr. Rubio isn’t blocked. Instead, he has a big opening. Mr. Walker dropped out of the race, and Mr. Bush does not look nearly as strong as it seemed he might....
  • New ideas to keep guns from dangerous people (barf alert)

    10/06/2015 11:43:37 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6 oct 2015
    The American debate over gun control has been stalemated for some time. Back in the 1990s, Congress was able to pass legislation requiring federal background checks on most gun purchasers and outlawing "assault weapons." But in this century, each mass shooting sparks a brief discussion of measures that might be helpful in preventing the next one — and the discussion ends with nothing being done. Maybe last week's attack at an Oregon community college by a man who killed nine people and wounded nine others will finally break the impasse. It is past time to make guns less accessible to...
  • Supreme Court Justices Get More Liberal As They Get Older

    10/06/2015 11:33:10 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    The Supreme Court justices are back from vacation. They’ve picked up their robes from the cleaners — Alito’s had a pesky mustard stain — and are reassembling Monday to hear the first of the new term’s arguments. Another term means a fresh set of cases and issues; the court will grapple with affirmative action, the death penalty, labor unions and redistricting. And, because of the incessant drumbeat of time, it also means that each justice is a year older. That might just change how they vote. There’s an old saw, often mistakenly attributed to Winston Churchill, that goes something like...
  • Differences between the Right and the Left on Gun Control

    10/06/2015 10:37:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | Dennis Prager
    Assuming that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between the Right and the Left on the gun issue as it relates to mass murders, such as the one recently committed at Umpqua Community College? Why does the Left focus on more gun-control laws, and why doesn’t the Right? One reason the Right doesn’t focus on gun-control laws is quintessentially American. Many Americans believe that it is their right — and even their duty — to own guns...
  • Ted Cruz makes visit to Kalamazoo

    10/06/2015 10:24:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | Mon, Oct 05 2015
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Presidential politics took center stage Monday morning in Kalamazoo.Senator Ted Cruz just wrapped up a rally at Wings Events Center.It was a packed house for Senator Cruz's rally and he got more than a dozen standing ovations as he listed the things he plans to get rid of when he becomes president.Obamacare, the Iran nuclear deal and common core were just a few things Cruz says he will do away with if elected."The first thing I plan to do is resend every single illegal and unconstitutional executive action," said Sen. Cruz.Cruz had the crowd riled...

    10/06/2015 10:03:11 AM PDT · by knarf · 33 replies
    TheAmericanMirror ^ | October 6, 2015 | knarf
    I can't believe I'm acftually shaking a little ...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 6,2015

    10/06/2015 9:00:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Marco Rubio Admits: Amnesty Critics Have ‘Very Valid Argument’

    10/06/2015 8:49:26 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 58 replies ^ | 6 Oct 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) still supports immigration reform, including the ability for illegal immigrants to apply for green cards. But in a recent media interview, he admitted that his quest for reform would be difficult to pass through Congress, even acknowledging that critics have a valid argument against it. When asked by CNBC’s John Harwood if he still supported the Gang of Eight proposal allowing illegal immigrants should be allowed to apply for green cards in 10 years, Rubio indicated on CNBC that that he didn’t – because it would be impossible to pass. But Rubio admitted that he was...
  • Harry Reid Gears Up For Massive Gun-Control Push

    10/06/2015 8:40:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 107 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | Jenn Jacques
    Senate Democrats are saddling up for another gun-control push in response to the shooting at Umpqua Community College. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Monday that he is reaching out to Democratic senators on moving background checks legislation. If “we don’t take action, we are equally responsible for innocent deaths as the sick individuals who plot and carry out these horrific measures,” Reid declared Monday on the Senate floor. “One thing is clear: To pass background checks, we need Republicans to stop acting as puppets of the NRA.”
  • Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control

    10/06/2015 8:17:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Gun Shop-Owning Roseburg Grandma Gives Completely Unfiltered Answers When Asked About Gun Control — Including Her Nickname for Obama Oct. 6, 2015 9:19am Jason Howerton An 86-year-old gun shop owner in Roseburg, Oregon, recently gave an unfiltered interview to NBC News, criticizing President Barack Obama’s “strange” gun control ideas and revealing her unflattering nickname for the commander in chief.
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, the biggest threat to internet, signed (Internet Censorship)

    10/06/2015 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 10/06/15 | Andrew Griffin
    An agreement that some campaigners have called the "biggest global threat to the internet" has just been signed, potentially bringing huge new restrictions on what people can do with their computers. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the conclusion of five years of negotiations, and will cover 40% of the world's economy. Its claimed purpose is to create a unified economic bloc so that companies and businesses can trade more easily — but it also puts many of the central principles of the internet in doubt, according to campaigners. One particularly controversial part of the provisions make it a crime to reveal...
  • Civics, but for Grown-Ups

    10/06/2015 7:48:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 6, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Some professors are more rooted in reality than others. Unfortunately, they tend to be retired. “President Lincoln called on every mother to whisper words of liberty to every listening babe,” William B. Allen, a professor emeritus at Michigan State University said in Indianapolis last weekend. “We should do the same for grownups.” Dr. Allen is the author of Reviving National Character in the Midst of Political Disorder. He was speaking at the regional meeting of the Philadelphia Society, a group of conservative intellectuals that was formed in the wake of the Goldwater defeat in 1964. Dr. Allen disputes the “nation...
  • New American Century: Arabic Is Fastest-Growing Language In USA

    10/06/2015 7:21:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Julian Hahn
    A new report shows that languages spoken in Muslim countries are surging into U.S. households, thanks in large part to immigration from Muslim nations. 2014 data from the American Community Survey reveals that Arabic and Urdu – Pakistan’s national language – are the fastest-growing foreign languages spoken at home, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies. A record 63.2 million U.S. residents, or more than one-in-five, speak a language other than English when at home, after five decades of large-scale immigration, according to Census Bureau data authored by the Center for Immigration Studies. The data also...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Democrats and African-Americans Tell Me They’re Voting for Trump (Video)

    10/06/2015 7:16:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Sean Hannity tonight that several Democratic friends are voting for Donald Trump this year. Some of those people – People aren’t really talking much about this, are actually interested in Donald Trump. Again, I’ve had friends who normally vote Democrat, including women Democrats and African-Americans tell me that they’re crossing over to vote for Trump this year. So, I think anything is possible. Via Hannity:
  • Obama IS NOT WELCOME to Come Grandstand at the Funerals of Shooting Victims (VIDEO)

    10/06/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    David Jacques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill O’Reilly on Monday that the people of Roseburg would not welcome Barack Obama if he came to town to politicize the funerals of the Umpqua College shooting victims. Madman Chris Harper-Mercer murdered eight students and a teacher last week in a shooting spree on campus. David Jacques and community leaders do not want Obama to come grandstand at the funerals: Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of...
  • Top International Lawyer: Make Climate Change Illegal And Silence Skeptics Forever

    10/06/2015 6:56:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | James Delingpole
    Climate change is such a pressing, dangerous and universal threat that it should be made illegal under international law, a top barrister has told a conference of leading lawyers in London. Philippe Sands QC, an international law specialist and Professor of Law at University College London, argued that the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) should make it an “obligation under international law” to ensure that global temperatures never rise more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This would follow the precedent of a landmark decision in June this year by a Dutch court as a result of a...
  • High School Cancels ‘America Day’ So No One Gets Offended

    10/06/2015 6:32:20 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 33 replies
    the Blaze ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Every year, Jackson Hole High School has celebrated “America Day” around homecoming time — and it’s become quite the spectacle. The tradition includes students wrapping American flags around their shoulders, wearing American flag attire and driving a diesel truck around the parking lot with the stars and stripes waving in the wind. But this year turned out to be different for the students in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
  • Ben Carson wants a national database of potential mass killers

    10/06/2015 6:32:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 107 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | M. Catharine Evans
    In a conversation with Business Insider promoting his new book, presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested creating a national database to keep "dangerous individuals" from accessing guns. In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Carson wants to stop unstable people from slipping through state systems which are under no federal mandate to share information.
  • The Right Does Have Answers on Guns, Mr. President

    10/06/2015 6:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    On the assumption that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between right and left on the gun issue as it relates to these mass murders? Why does the left focus on more gun control laws, and why doesn't the right? One reason is quintessentially American. Most Americans believe that it is their right -- and even their duty -- to own guns for self-protection. Unique among major democratic and industrialized nations, Americans have traditionally believed in relying...
  • Willie Geist: More Laws Won't Stop Bad Guys from Getting Guns

    10/06/2015 4:57:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A week ago, we noted that—negating Nicolle Wallace's notion that the woman who aided the New York prison break shouldn't do any time herself—Willie Geist observed "you can't help convicted murderers escape from jail." An NB reader remarked: "I get the sense that Willie Geist is a good guy trapped inside the leftwing matrix." Far be it from us to cause workplace problems for Willie by praising him too much, but Geist was at it again on today's Morning Joe, this time making some common sense remarks on gun control. After Eugene Robinson praised Australia's "very serious" gun control laws,...
  • Judge orders GAB to turn over emails with liberal groups (WI)

    10/06/2015 3:39:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-4-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 254 of 252 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin — A Waukesha County judge has ordered the state Government Accountability Board to turn over communications it had with liberal political groups. The GAB last month had argued against the release to the conservative targets of the unconstitutional John Doe investigation. But Waukesha County Judge Lee Dreyfus Jr. on Friday declared the GAB’s communications to and from the left-leaning groups, although shielded from public consumption at this point, must be turned over to the conservative plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the agency. Long-time political activist Eric O’Keefe and...
  • Should we care if Kelly Ayotte is re-elected? (Nope!)

    10/06/2015 3:24:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | 10/6/15 | Ed Straker
    New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte is facing a tough challenge from Governor Maggie Hassan. Polls show that the two are virtually tied. The question I need you to help me with is...should we care? Polls have showed the popular Hassan running close with Ayotte in early matchups; Ayotte had a 3-point lead in an NBC News/Marist poll in early September. But Ayotte starts with a $5 million head start: The Republican will have raised $1.6 million in the third quarter, according to a campaign source. That's a slight uptick from the $1.4 million Ayotte raised in the second quarter. "Unfortunately,...
  • Are Apple and Facebook bad for democracy?

    10/05/2015 10:08:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    Computerworld ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Mike Elgan
    Apple and Facebook are asserting themselves as gatekeepers of necessary information to the public. Can we trust them? We're trying to have a democracy here, and ideally an informed one. Nowadays, however, almost everyone is too distracted with their smartphones to muster the attention span to put up with reading a newspaper or news magazine delivered by a publisher, or even watching TV news. Instead, we get news through apps and on social networks. The biggest source of apps in the U.S. and the biggest social network are Apple's App Store and Facebook, respectively. This trend transfers the job of...
  • Clinton on offense in nationally televised NH town hall

    10/05/2015 9:28:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5th, 2015 | By Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton on Monday ripped Republicans for politicizing the Benghazi terror attack and declared herself the front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, displaying some of the fire Democrats believe has so far been lacking from her campaign. In a nationally televised New Hampshire town hall event broadcast on NBC’s “Today,” Clinton accused Republicans of exploiting the deaths of four Americans in the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, to score political points against her, crowed about her national and early-voting state polling leads and made impassioned liberal arguments for gun control and income equality. Clinton’s...
  • WaPo Editor Says Repeat After Me: 'A Gun-Free Society'

    10/05/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | October 5, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    "Doesn't it sound logical? Doesn't it sound safe?" Based on his latest column, it seems like Washington Post editor Fred Hiatt could get behind a rewrite of John Lennon's Imagine and release an updated version to reflect today's call for gun control. [Imagine] Prohibition… [Imagine] Mass buyback… [Imagine] A gun-free society... He liked that last line so much, he asked his readers to repeat it with him: "Let's say that once again: A gun-free society." Bliss, he thinks. Those words -- prohibition, mass buyback, gun-free society -- are what Hiatt says the NRA has rendered "unmentionable." And so he believes...
  • Ben Carson Promotes ‘I Am a Christian’ Trend After Tragic Oregon Shooting

    10/05/2015 6:40:09 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    townhall ^ | Oct 05, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Presidential candidate Ben Carson kickstarted a very popular trend this weekend with one simple, yet beautiful message. Yes, #IamaChristian.— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) October 2, 2015 The picture has now garnered over 1.4 million likes on Facebook and 7,400 retweets. Carson chose to boldly express his faith after the tragic mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The murderer, 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, demanded students stand and state their religion before firing, multiple witnesses reported. People of faith face persecution around the globe. Pastors are imprisoned in Iran and ISIS just murdered 12 Christians for refusing to...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: GOP Establishment Scrambling For New Plan B

    10/05/2015 6:04:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies ^ | 10/5/15 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The Republican establishment designed the process to deliver the 2016 presidential nomination to a business-friendly moderate who avoids so-called social issues. The consultants who rewrote the party rules after 2012 are now trying to explain to their patrons what went wrong and how to fix it. Plan A, of course, was to assure the nomination of Jeb Bush, whose views are the perfect reflection of the Republican donor class. But despite many months of campaigning, $114 million of political funds raised through June 30, and two presidential debates watched by a record-setting average of 24 million people, Jeb Bush has...
  • Sharyl Attkisson does Lewiston, Maine; Trump says no Syrians [Video]

    10/05/2015 5:19:50 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    refugeeresettlementwatch ^ | Oct 5 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Watch investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s debut of her new show—Full Measure. (Hat tip: Joanne). This is the “tease” for the show. You will have to click here to watch the whole episode. Immigration took center stage in the show’s debut. Host Attkisson explored why Lewiston, Maine has become an unlikely refuge for Somali asylum-seekers, “Full Measure” correspondent Scott Thuman examined life in European refugee camps, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump explained why he wouldn’t welcome any Syrian refugees to America. In the program, please note the discussion about refugees vs. asylum seekers. Remember the Somalis in the program were...
  • Rush Limbaugh is right: Ted Cruz is most-principled candidate

    10/05/2015 4:42:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 156 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 5, 2015 | Steve Deace
    It seems to me the only principled reason to be a Republican would be to stop, thwart and defeat Leftist ideas you’re opposed to. Therefore, what better standard by which to judge Republican presidential candidates than by who is the most committed to actually defeating the opposition? And who might that candidate be in 2016? Well, according to the man from whom much of today’s conservative multimedia empire originates, that candidate is Ted Cruz. “If you’re looking for the Republican candidate who is the most steadfastly opposed to liberalism, whose agenda is oriented towards stopping it, thwarting it, and defeating...
  • Trump Declares War On Obamatrade: ‘Time To Send A Real Businessman’ To White House To End This

    10/05/2015 3:54:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is hammering President Barack Obama, his administration and Congress for completely failing the American worker when it comes to trade policy—whacking the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with 12 Pacific Rim nations that the Obama just finalized in Atlanta as a deal that jeopardizes U.S. jobs. “The incompetence and dishonesty of the President, his administration and—perhaps most disturbing—the Congress of the United States are about to place American jobs and the very livelihoods of Americans at risk,” Trump tells Breitbart News in an exclusive statement reacting to the news that the president and his negotiators...
  • Carl Hiaasen: ‘Pure lunacy’ to jail this man for 20 years

    10/05/2015 2:39:45 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2015 | CARL HIAASEN
    The travesty imprisonment of Orville “Lee” Wollard will continue, with the blessing of Gov. Rick Scott. Last week, Scott cast the decisive vote to keep Wollard locked up for firing a warning shot after being attacked in his home by his daughter’s boyfriend. Police said the boyfriend ripped the surgical stitches from Wollard’s abdomen. The 60-year-old first-time offender has already served about seven years of a mandatory 20-year term. A Polk County jury had convicted him of shooting into a dwelling and aggravated assault with a firearm. A charge of child abuse was included because the boyfriend of Wollard’s daughter...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 5,2015

    10/05/2015 2:10:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 5, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811