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  • CRUZ FOR 2016!!! (Just listened to him in Iowa. Was literally in tears at the end)

    01/25/2015 7:01:06 PM PST · by Vendome · 53 replies
    1/25/2014 | Vendome
    My Gawd!!! Just listened to this man and it was moving, stirring and rousing. His parents didn't know Christ? They found him and gave their lives to Jesus. Transformed his family. His Constitutional principles and ability to firmly assert what is right, under God. He had 3 principles as his message but, for the life of me I'm too pumped, to bouyed to recall them. If this man wants the presidency, I am all in Mind, body, soul and spirit. I don't see how we can lose 2016 if this man wants to lead America, not from behind but, from...
  • Walker vs. Cruz on Gay Marriage - [Oct - 2014]

    01/25/2015 4:07:24 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 57 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | David Catanese
    While Scott Walker wants to move on, Ted Cruz plans to fight. In a nutshell, those are the battle lines being drawn over gay marriage among the 2016 GOP presidential aspirants. [READ: Supreme Court Greenlights Gay Marriage] After the Supreme Court punted on state rulings, how to define legal matrimony again veered into sharp focus, with two polar opposite approaches being outlined by the Wisconsin governor from a blue state and a Texas senator from a deep red one. “For us, it’s over in Wisconsin,” Walker acknowledged, citing the high court move that means a lower court decision to accept...
  • Meet the 2016 GOP Candidates for President — and Their Positions on Immigration

    01/25/2015 2:58:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    This weekend, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is gathering a majority of the 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls at the Iowa Freedom Summit, where the likes of Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and many more will come to kiss King’s ring and attempt to build up a base in Iowa for their upcoming campaigns. (SNIP) Carson does advise that if immigrants “are wise, they will arrange with their employer before they leave to immediately offer them a legal job as soon as their application is received” — another indication that he has no idea how long backlogs can take or what...
  • Who's Packing? (and does it matter?) Schools, hospitals and government buildings ban firearms.

    01/25/2015 12:25:42 PM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    jdsupra.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Howard Dakoff
    An otherwise peaceful and playful day this past summer at a southern Illinois homeowners association pool turned ugly when a resident with a history of behavioral problems became offended at a perceived slight. In retaliation, she threatened to drown someone's child. "It was crazy. It was very frightening," says Michelle St. Cin, AMS, PCAM, regional manager for Community Property Management in Alton, Ill. The situation was defused, but it left board members wondering: What if an over-protective parent were to pull a gun from a purse or backpack and start firing?
  • Group cuts up VIC cards in protest of Harris Teeter's gun policy

    01/25/2015 10:46:41 AM PST · by eyedigress · 69 replies
    http://www.wbtv.com ^ | Dedrick Russell
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Members of the North Carolina Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America showed up at Harris Teeter on Providence Road in Charlotte on Saturday. They cut up their Harris Teeter loyalty cards and handed the destroyed cards to management.
  • Perry, Cruz thrill Iowa conservatives at 2016 field's first big gathering

    01/25/2015 9:25:32 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 24 January 2015 11:18 PM | TODD J. GILLMAN
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Texans Ted Cruz and Rick Perry courted Iowa conservatives on Saturday at the first major gathering of the 2016 Republican field — a chance for more than a half-dozen White House hopefuls to throw elbows, shape narratives, generate buzz and frame the choice to their advantage.Perry, making his first foray as an ex-governor, cast himself as a seasoned executive who can actually point to achievements — unlike, say, a senator.“I got a feeling that after six years of disappointment, of mediocrity and decline, a slow-course correction is not what voters are going to be looking for...
  • Iowa Freedom Summit, Senator Ted Cruz

    01/25/2015 9:03:27 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    C-SPAN.ORG ^ | JANUARY 24, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit held at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Updated Iowa Caucus odds: Post-Iowa Freedom edition

    01/25/2015 8:52:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Steve Deace
    On Saturday, the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses officially got underway with Congressman Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit.With a list of speakers as distinguished as you’ll see at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), most of the people who have spent at least five minutes thinking about being the 2016 Republican presidential nominee were there. With the exception of Jeb Bush (conservatives are not his crowd), Bobby Jindal (he was hosting a spiritual revival event in Louisiana), Marco Rubio (“Gang of 8” amnesty and Mr. King don’t necessarily mix), Rand Paul (he’s on a passive-aggressive kick at the moment), and Mitt...
  • You're probably a 'racist' and here are six more reasons why

    01/25/2015 8:37:54 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It never fails to amuse me when people who make their living peddling racial indignation work hard to associate negative characteristics with black people, blissfully unaware of how racist they are. The latest example comes from a black-oriented newspaper in Atlanta, called The Atlanta Blackstar (hat tip: Top Right News), which claims they are just alternative forms of the N-word. No kidding! The piece is titled, “The N-Word, Updated: 6 Code Words or Terms That Often Mean the Same Thing” A favorite tactic is to claim that “code words” or else “dog whistles” are being used when negative words are...
  • Fox News Issues Rare Criticism of Netanyahu Over Congress Speech

    01/25/2015 7:26:51 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/25/2015 | Elad Benari
    Fox News on Friday aired a rare criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, over his decision to accept an invitation from House speaker John Boehner to address Congress. Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith criticized the move, saying it would cause backlash in Israel and damage the relationship between the United States and Israel. “I happened to be the White House on Wednesday when Boehner announced he invited and Netanyahu accepted this, and a top White House official was flabbergasted. Said, ‘We got no advance warning. We found out about it,’ them in the White House, ‘when Boehner...
  • The one power Democrats don’t want Obama to have

    01/25/2015 7:24:01 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/25/15 | Vicki Needham
    Congressional Democrats have strongly supported President Obama's use of executive authority — but there is one power that many don’t want him to have. Liberals are waging a vigorous fight against Obama’s push for expanded trade power, fearing it would lead to trade deals that favor corporate interests over American workers. Democrats and some Republicans are adamant that trade promotion authority (TPA) would give Obama’s trade team too much control over negotiations, and are making their opposition known in a barrage of press conferences on Capitol Hill. "I have long supported President Obama. I believe he generally wants to improve...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Liberals Admit 'Obamacare' Funds Abortion, Now That Republicans Voted to Strip Funding

    01/25/2015 7:23:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/24/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Even though pro-lifers were criticized for saying that "Obamacare" funds abortion, some liberals, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, are now complaining about Obamacare abortion funding that the U.S. House voted to remove Thursday. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which passed 242-179, would require that insurance plans that receive government funding no longer cover elective abortions. In reaction, some liberals have argued that the bill would increase taxes on small business. "Republicans Include Tax Hike In Latest Abortion Bill," announced the headline of a Huffington Post article by Jennifer Bendery. But arguing that it is a tax increase...
  • Former Mexican President Says Most Undocumented Immigrants Don't Want To Become US Citizens

    01/25/2015 7:22:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 25, 2015 | By David Sirota
    DAVOS -- The crackdown on illegal immigration combined with intensified border security has prompted large numbers of undocumented Mexican laborers to remain in the U.S. permanently -- even as many prefer to go home -- out of fear they will never be able to return, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon told International Business Times. “Many of them are currently trapped,” Calderon told IBTimes. “There are a lot of these people [who] want to be in Mexico eight months every year, but they are unable to go there, because if they cross the border, they will never be able to cross...
  • Two undocumented citizens arrested at Freedom Summit

    01/25/2015 7:09:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The DesMoines Register | January 24, 2015 | by Ben Rodgers
    LINK ONLY:  Two undocumented citizens arrested at Freedom Summit
  • Obama’s response to terror: A shrug

    01/25/2015 7:05:23 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky
    President Obama used his State of the Union address to urge Americans not to fear terrorists: “We lead best, when we don’t let our fears blind us to the opportunities that this new century presents.” But his words reached Americans when the Gallup Poll notes that 40 percent of Americans are very or somewhat worried that they will become a victim of terrorism — a higher percentage than when Obama took office in 2009. They have reason for concern. From Day One, this administration has downplayed the terrorist threat from Islamic extremists. It declared the terrorist attack at Fort Hood,...
  • Climate change is not a concern for CEOs? That should keep us all awake

    01/25/2015 6:14:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | January 25, 2015
    The first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos was dominated by calls for 2015 to be a year of action on climate change. But while some in the business community worry about sustainability, there is plenty of evidence that the vast bulk of business executives give it no consideration at all. “We are seeing the accelerated impact of climate change,” World Bank boss Jim Yong Kim said in a speech on Wednesday. “Last year was the hottest on record. That matters. Extreme weather is real. It’s a complete no-brainer to move towards cleaner, more livable cities.” Yet according...
  • ‘Rise as one’ call to Sydney rally of Muslims

    01/25/2015 6:07:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    THE AUSTRALIAN ^ | January 24, 2015 | by Ean Higgins
    HIZB ut-Tahrir leaders last night urged a crowd of about 500 in Sydney’s Lakemba to rise as one to defend­ the name of the prophet Mohammed, extolling them to reject the West’s concept of freedom of speech as a “smokescreen” to oppress Muslims. Organisers warmed up the audience with a series of chants including “rise, Muslims, take a stand, defend the prophet hand in hand” and “the prophet that you defame, Allah will protect his name”. One speaker, Sufyan Badar, told the crowd it had gathered not as a reflection of freedom of association, but as a “response to the...
  • Sydney Muslims rally against free speech

    01/25/2015 5:56:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | January 25, 2015 | BY RICHARD JAMES
    Sydney - On Friday night, a group of nearly 1,000 protesters assembled in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba to oppose what organisers classed as negative coverage of the Islamic faith and to reject the notion of free speech. Local Muslim leader Sufyan Badar addressed the throng, saying the rally was in a sense an answer to the protests in the aftermath the Paris attack. Badar argued that in fact protests defending free speech had nothing to do with the notion of freedom itself. "[It's] the smokescreen with which Western politicians and media conceal the underlying issues," he said. "In reality,...
  • Greek leftists Syriza aim for landmark election win

    01/25/2015 5:25:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2015 | BY ANGELIKI KOUTANTOU AND JAMES MACKENZIE
    Greeks began voting on Sunday in an election expected to bring to power the radical leftist Syriza party, which has pledged to take on international lenders and roll back painful austerity measures imposed during years of economic crisis. Barring a huge upset, victory for Syriza, which has led opinion polls for months, would produce the first euro zone government openly committed to cancelling the austerity terms of its EU and IMF-backed bailout programme. After its most severe crisis since the fall of the military junta in 1974, Greece's economy has shrunk by some 25 percent, thousands of businesses have closed,...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz Details ‘Path to Victory’ for ‘Epochal Fork in the Road’ 2016 Election with

    01/24/2015 11:04:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    DES MOINES, Iowa — In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News backstage at the Iowa Freedom Summit, potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) detailed the pathway to victory for Republicans in 2016—and he explained a new phrase he started using in his speech minutes earlier. Cruz introduced a new major theme, the “Miracle of America,” in his speech to the thousands of Iowans gathered at the event hosted by Citizens United and Rep. Steve King (R-IA).“What I want to talk to you about today is reigniting the Miracle of America,” Cruz said in his speech in the Hoyt...
  • Seth Rogen versus Sarah Palin: Is 'American Sniper' pro-war or patriotic?

    01/24/2015 8:00:33 PM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 47 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | JANUARY 20, 2015 | Peter Grier
    Is “American Sniper” a hugely divisive American phenomenon? That’s the impression you’d get from reading a lot of pundits’ just-baked hot takes about the wildly popular Clint Eastwood-directed flick. [snip] Mr. Moore tweeted that his uncle was killed by a sniper in World War II and that he’d been raised to believe snipers “cowards.” Mr. Rogen, fresh off the international incident created by his North Korean movie “The Interview,” opined that “American Sniper” reminded him of a fake film that’s showing near the end of the Quentin Tarantino’s World War II movie “Inglourious Basterds.” That film showed a German sniper...
  • Prejudiced Justices? AFA calls on Ginsberg, Kagan to recuse themselves from marriage equality ruling

    01/24/2015 7:51:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 01/20/2015 | Tammye Nash
    The American Family Association has called on U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the marriage equality cases the court announced last Friday (Jan. 16), that it will be hearing appeals on, likely in April. Ginsberg and Kagan should not participate in the hearing, AFA President Tim Wildmon has declared, because they have both officiated as same-sex weddings, according to reports by the UK LGBT news site Pink News. SCOTUS announced Friday that the court will accept appeals on four marriage equality cases — from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The four cases...
  • Got a second?

    01/24/2015 7:10:13 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NRCC | Martha McSally
    Friend, This year has a chance to be incredible for our country, but after President Obama’s speech last night, it’s clear we have a long battle ahead. He just ensured that he will fight our every move with his go-it-alone agenda of vetoes and executive orders. That’s why we need you to stand with us and renew your membership with the NRCC today. Every dollar goes to building a firewall and supporting Conservatives who will ensure YOUR voice is heard. (SNIP) We still need 284 renewals before midnight tonight! Please renew your membership now and show President Obama it’s time...
  • GOP leaders to grant Obama 'enormous' new power

    01/24/2015 7:03:16 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/22/2015 | Curtis Ellis
    He’s already boasted of wielding power through a pen and a phone. Now President Obama wants to add a rubber stamp to his desk set – and the rubber stamp would be named “U.S. Congress.” Buried in his State of the Union address, Obama said he will ask Congress to give him “trade promotion authority.” He didn’t say what trade promotion authority would do. But critics charge that it would cede the Republican majority’s control of the congressional agenda to Obama and strip Congress of its ability to vet and amend international agreements. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., acknowledges Obama is...
  • Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win

    01/24/2015 6:46:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jenna Portnoy
    Republican Eric Cantor on Saturday addressed the inaugural gathering of a group formed after grass-roots activists helped Dave Brat topple the former majority leader in last summer’s GOP primary. The day-long meeting of the Virginia Conservative Network featured a who’s who of establishment Republicans in the mold of Cantor, many of whom are frustrated with the party’s loss of all five statewide offices in recent years. According to organizers, Cantor gave an invitation-only crowd of more than 100 people tips on how to frame their message to voters as Republicans prepare to defend their slim majority in the state Senate...
  • Tom Brady And The Liberal War On Success

    01/24/2015 4:38:38 PM PST · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-24-2015 | W. James Antle III
    Can we be honest for a minute about the latest liberal crusade gripping the country like a deflated football?If you are sincerely concerned about fair play in sports and waiting patiently for the NFL to conclude its investigation of “Deflategate,” this column is not directed at you. Maybe you’re a New England Patriots fan or just a neutral observer. Maybe you don’t care about football at all. But for the rest of you, the mob salivating over the prospect of finding something to diminish the Patriots’ 2014 achievements, let’s face it.You hated Tom Brady before the national media lost its...
  • Cruz to GOP: Find a nominee who can 'reignite the extraordinary miracle of America'

    01/24/2015 4:13:46 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 24, 2015 | 5:32 PM | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Sen. Ted Cruz delivered an impassioned speech Saturday before conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit that called on lawmakers to pass bold reforms like abolishing the Internal Revenue Service and stripping the Environmental Protection Agency of much of its authority.The Texas firebrand also pressed his fellow conservatives to "repeal every word of Obamacare" and to steel the southern border against illegal immigration."This country was built on incredible opportunities that if you're a single mom waiting tables, you can do anything," he said. "There's been no country in the history of the world that has let so many millions come and...
  • Governor: Legalizing pot was bad idea

    01/23/2015 7:13:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 284 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana was a bad idea, the state’s governor said Friday. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who opposed the 2012 decision by voters to make pot legal, said the state still doesn’t fully know what the unintended consequences of the move will be. If I could've waved a wand the day after the election, I would've reversed the election and said, 'This was a bad idea,’” Hickenlooper said Friday on CNBC's “Squawk Box.” “You don't want to be the first person to do something like this,” he said. He said that he tells other governors to “wait...
  • Palin: 'Screw the Hollywood left'

    01/24/2015 4:10:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2014 | Jessica Taylor
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) lambasted Hollywood liberals in a rambling speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday. The party’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, who said this week she’s “ interested” in a presidential bid, took the stage with to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” feeding off the energy of the crowd as she jumped from conservative topic to topic. Her speech was replete with memories of her own trips to Iowa, but she also focused on one recent controversy — defending criticism over the country’s top-grossing movie, “American Sniper.” Palin detailed how she and her family were...
  • Ted Cruz Just Launched His Iowa Campaign

    01/24/2015 3:51:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 205 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 24, 2015 | Tim Alberta and Shane Goldmacher
    The Texas conservative and his team are trying to lock down a state director for his White House run.DES MOINES -- Ted Cruz's presidential campaign​ in Iowa is unofficially underway. The Texas senator and his lieutenants have been making calls to top Iowa activists and consultants for the past two weeks, multiple Republican sources told National Journal, hoping to lock down a state director for his White House campaign. Cruz has not yet made that critical hire, the sources said. But he's making other moves in this first nominating state. At the end of a fiery speech here Saturday to...
  • Ted Cruz wows Iowans with sermon-style political speech and corny Islam jokes

    01/24/2015 2:49:45 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17:32 EST, 24 January 2015 | David Martosko
    Ted Cruz wows Iowans with sermon-style political speech and corny Islam jokes: Those 9/11 hijackers 'weren't a bunch of ticked off Presbyterians'  At the Iowa Freedom Summit, he boomed a Reaganesque sermon complete with scripture references and an altar call – just send a text messageCruz had spent all week in Washington, he told a Des moines crowd, 'So it's great to be back in America'He said the US should close the IRS and post all 110,000 employees on its southern border – an army of tax agents to scare illegal immigrantsHis biggest applause line was a call to strip U.S....
  • Cruz, King propose legislation to revoke citizenship of those joining terrorists

    01/24/2015 2:42:18 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    p>The summit, which Ed is covering live, is breaking all sorts of news. One interesting item to come out this weekend is a new proposal from Steve King in the House and Ted Cruz in the Senate which would strip the US citizenship of any persons who sign on to fight with ISIS or other terrorist groups. Two arch-conservatives unveiled legislation on Friday to revoke the U.S. citizenship of anyone who seeks to join a group designated by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.The Expatriate Terrorist Act, offered by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX),...
  • NUMBER ONE WITH A BULLET (Who is the murder capital of the world? Per Capita)

    01/24/2015 2:32:21 PM PST · by Vendome · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/23/2015 | Bill Whittle
    The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.
  • Texas Sen. Cruz says of 2016 field: ‘Don’t talk, show me’

    01/24/2015 2:28:12 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | 2:03 p.m
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas' junior senator is challenging early caucus state voters to back only presidential candidates with a proven conservative track record. Sen. Ted Cruz tells conservatives gathered at the Iowa Freedom Summit that the standard should be, "Don't talk, show me." The Republican was among several would-be presidential candidates appearing Saturday at the forum.
  • Love Affair Between Iowans, Ted Cruz Continues

    01/24/2015 2:23:51 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | January 24, 2015 4:52 PM | Eliana Johnson
    Des Moines, Iowa – The love affair between the Iowa voters and Ted Cruz is going strong. The Texas senator, pacing across the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit in a tan blazer and slacks, praised the state’s “unique and special role in the political process.” Iowa voters, he said, have a responsibility ”to scrutinize every candidate for national office, to look them in the eyes and to hold them to account.” The tea-party darling urged them to be discerning when presidential contenders begin streaming through the state vaunting their conservative credentials. It helps, of course, that nobody can out-conservative Ted Cruz. “Every candidate is...
  • The Psychodynamics of the Radical Liberal Mind

    01/24/2015 1:00:48 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-11-2007 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    The first step toward an in-depth understanding of adult behavior is to comprehend its origins in childhood. Whether adaptive or maladaptive, the enduring patterns of thinking, emoting, behaving and relating that define adult personality begin in the early years of life. In fact, our earliest experiences with caretakers and others, acting on inherited temperament factors, strongly determine our later personality traits, including those expressed in political values and beliefs. The dispositions of the liberal mind are no exception: his hopes and fears, beliefs and passions, values and morals are in great measure the legacy of his childhood from birth through...
  • White professor teaches the 'problem of whiteness' course at Arizona State University

    01/24/2015 10:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/24/2015 | Lauren Clark
    At Arizona State University (ASU), students can now learn about the “problem of whiteness” in America. The public university is offering an English class to its students this semester called “Studies in American Literature/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness.” According to the class description on ASU’s website, students will be reading The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Critical Race Theory, Everyday Language of White Racism, Playing in the Dark, and The Alchemy of Race and Rights. At time of publication, 18 students were enrolled in the course offered at ASU’s Tempe campus. Students can receive three credits for...
  • Firearms enthusiasts crash gun buyback to hunt bargains

    01/24/2015 9:36:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Published January 24, 2015 | Aalia Shaheed
    Second Amendment supporters took to OpenCarry.org’s forum to spread the word about the event, and to plan out their attendance to make maximum profit. “A $25 gift card for "high capacity magazines - like the ones you can buy for $8?” questioned one forum member. Another forum member, named "We-the-People," explained he would be attending the event to “make $200 profit off of the two junker pistols that I purchased for the purpose.” Members also planned to intercept attendees bringing in valuable guns, offering them cash before they could go inside and accept the gift cards. “I picked up five...
  • Great news. Republicans look at eliminating filibuster for SCOTUS nominees

    01/24/2015 8:54:55 AM PST · by Bratch · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 24, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I was expecting some action out of the new Congress, but I really never saw this one coming. A group of Republican Senators led by Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) are floating the idea of further extending the nuclear option enacted by the Democrats to take filibusters off the table when considering nominees to the Supreme Court. Clearly wiser heads than myself have been able to determine why this is such a great idea, because I’m not seeing it at the moment. Top Senate Republicans are considering gutting the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees — a move that could...
  • How the CIA made Google

    01/24/2015 7:58:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Medium ^ | Nafeez Ahmed
    The United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA,Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’ The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate...
  • Scott Walker expected to include "jock tax" proposal for arena funding in state budget

    01/24/2015 1:05:22 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Walker is likely to announce the arena-funding plan before his budget address [on February 3] because the arena issue would otherwise be a distraction to his main budget messages, an influential Republican legislator told the Business Journal Friday. Walker has been hearing from the MMAC and other Milwaukee-area business executives who support the arena project."Ninety-five percent of what (Walker) puts in the budget stays," the influential Republican legislator told the Business Journal Friday. "It would take a lot of momentum to get something out of the budget."Another source familiar with the arena push said that while the "jock tax" will...
  • Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

    01/23/2015 8:13:42 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 23, 2015 9:59 PM (ET) | KIM CHANDLER
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled in favor of two Mobile women who sued to challenge Alabama's refusal to recognize their 2008 marriage performed in California. The ruling is the latest in a string of wins for advocates of marriage rights. Judges have also struck down bans in several other Southern states, including the Carolinas, Florida, Mississippi and Virginia. The U.S. Supreme Court announced this...
  • Whistleblower: Pelosi Covered Up Role In Crisis

    01/23/2015 7:57:27 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | 1/22/15
    Subprime Scandal: We've long suspected the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission wasn't honest in examining events before the meltdown. But an ex-commissioner says the probe was actually a full-blown political cover-up. In a just-released book, former FCIC member Peter Wallison says that a Democratic Congress worked with the commission's Democratic chairman to whitewash the government's central role in the mortgage debacle. The conspiracy helped protect some of the Democrats' biggest stars from scrutiny and accountability while helping justify the biggest government takeover of the financial sector since the New Deal. Wallison's sobering, trenchantly written "Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused...
  • Donald Trump says Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth “could be a difficult problem” for 2016 bid

    01/23/2015 7:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 23, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Billionaire Donald Trump, the most prominent “birther” to question Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president, asserted Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz must clear up legal doubts about his own eligibility due to his birth outside the United States. “It’s a problem. It could be a difficult problem, but he admits that he was born in Canada,” Trump told reporters in Iowa on the eve of the first major gathering of 2016 presidential hopefuls. “He’s a friend of mine. I have great respect for him. But …certainly it’s a stumbling block and he’s going to...
  • BREAKING, EXCLUSIVE: DC Sources: “Rep. Kevin McCarthy & Rep. Renee Ellmers Are Having An Affair”

    01/23/2015 7:30:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 86 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Charles C. Johnson
    <p>Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell Gotnews.com that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since 2011.</p> <p>The affair is something of an open secret in Washington, D.C. Reporters at other publications, lobbyists, congressional staffers of both parties all know about it. One staffer for a congressman describes it as the “biggest open secret” in D.C. A lobbyist describes Ellmers as a “social climber who has ingratiated herself” with McCarthy.</p>
  • White House aide says Obama will crush Dems who dare oppose him on Cuba, Iran, Keystone, etc...

    01/23/2015 6:58:53 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    hermancain.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Robert Laurie
    Scorched Earth. If you're an unpopular lame duck President whose terrible policies have granted your opponents two wave elections, you're bound to start noticing dissent among your supporters. For some Presidents that might mean that your pet projects will languish as your political friends become scarce. Not so for a petulant, frustrated man like Barack Obama. For Obama, it simply means that he's going to have to start destroying members of his own party. As the Daily Mail reports, the President is ready to lash out at any Democrat who would dare attempt to rein him in: A White House...
  • Zimbabwe Has 99 Problems And White People Are All Of Them

    01/23/2015 5:15:01 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/2015
    The government of Zimbabwe has pledged to seize the last remaining handful of white-owned farms in the impoverished African country, confident that turning over a few hundred farms to the majority black population will improve its terrible living standards. Since 2000, President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party have pursued a series of “land reforms” that have seized farmland belonging to whites in order to redistribute it to landless blacks. About 4,000 farmers had their lands seized in the first wave, leaving only a few hundred commercial white farmers operating in the country. Now, that number is poised to drop...
  • End Obamacare, and people could die. That’s okay.

    01/23/2015 5:09:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Michael R. Strain
    Say conservatives have their way with Obamacare, and the Supreme Court deals it a death blow or a Republican president repeals it in 2017. Some people who got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act may lose it. In which case, liberals like to say, some of Obamacare’s beneficiaries may die. Columnist Jonathan Chait wrote recently that those who may die are victims of ideology — “collateral damage” incurred in conservatives’ pursuit “of a larger goal.” If these are the stakes, many liberals argue, then ending Obamacare is immoral. Except, it’s not. In a world of scarce...
  • Judge Orders California To Make Timely Decisions On Medicaid Coverage

    01/23/2015 3:42:31 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Anna Gorman
    Medi-Cal applicants who have been waiting for more than 45 days can receive temporary health benefits while officials determine eligibility for the public insurance program, a state Superior Court judge ruled this week. The suit, which was filed in Alameda County Superior Court by a coalition of health advocates and legal services groups, cited delays in enrolling pregnant women, children and adults with life-threatening conditions. Advocates said many either had to postpone treatment or pay cash to see doctors. Medi-Cal is California’s version of Medicaid, the publicly funded insurance program for poor and disabled residents. Prompted by the Affordable Care...
  • Justices to Hear Case on Execution Drugs

    01/23/2015 3:06:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 23, 2015 | ADAM LIPTAK and ERIK ECKHOLM
    The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide a case on the constitutionality of the new lethal injection drug combinations that some states are using for executions. The court agreed to hear a challenge to Oklahoma’s choice of drugs even though on Jan. 15 the court declined to stay an execution there, using the same contested drugs. In April, Oklahoma botched the execution of Clayton D. Lockett, who appeared to gasp and struggle after the drugs were administered before he finally died in the execution chamber of a heart attack.