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  • Franklin Graham Launches 50 State ‘Decision America 2016’ Tour ...

    08/30/2016 9:56:27 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5 Jan 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Christian evangelist Franklin Graham is off and running on his 50 state “Decision America 2016” tour. His first stop was the steps of the State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, less than a month before the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses are held on February 1.
  • Abolish the Senate. It’s the only way to rein in modern presidents.

    08/30/2016 7:37:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2016 | John Bicknell
    With the prospect of a President Donald Trump or a President Hillary Clinton on the horizon, the growing trend toward the executive acting without the consent of Congress is troubling to all political stripes. Both parties claim to worry about a strong presidency, at least if the other party is in the White House. That trend has been exacerbated by President Obama, but it certainly didn’t start with him. With the exception of Calvin Coolidge, every president of the 20th and 21st centuries contributed to the problem. Many proposals to address the imperial presidency have been floated over the decades....
  • Why an emblematic American city has turned to Trump

    08/30/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2016 | Timothy Aeppel
    White working-class men used to be a major political and economic force in Muncie, Indiana. After years of eroding prosperity and dwindling power, they think they’ve found their champion. MUNCIE, Indiana – One night a month, retired auto workers shuffle into a former elementary school classroom here to discuss their legal fight against the company that cancelled their health care benefits seven years ago. But the conversation often turns quickly to presidential politics. “It can get pretty heated,” says Gerald Poor, the group’s 77-year-old president, of their political discussions. “I call it to order if it gets out of hand.”...
  • Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections

    08/30/2016 5:44:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/30/16 | Paul Bedard
    Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a "critical infrastructure," giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid. The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials. "We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.
  • A party 10 blocks long awaits Trump in downtown Everett

    08/30/2016 5:18:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Everett Herald ^ | August 30, 2016 | Noah Haglund, Andrea Brown and Chris Winters
    EVERETT — Talk to the Donald Trump supporters lining up outside Xfinity Arena on Tuesday, and you’d hear a common refrain about the importance of the upcoming election: Everything. “Our way of life is at stake,” said Shelly Fine, a medical student from Everett. “For me, this is American history,” said Chris Wright, a 45-year-old Boeing worker from Gold Bar standing next to her in line. “This is going to be a piece of American history when this is all said and done.” They were among the first to arrive outside the downtown Everett venue where the real-estate-mogul-turned-politician was due...
  • Facebook Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier

    08/30/2016 4:28:10 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 48 replies
    Facebook Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier ^ | 30 August 2016 | Michael Krieger
    I’ve been creeped out by Facebook for a long time now. The following story takes it to another level. From Fusion: While some of these incredibly accurate friend suggestions are amusing, others are alarming, such as this story from Lisa*, a psychiatrist who is an infrequent Facebook user, mostly signing in to RSVP for events. Last summer, she noticed that the social network had started recommending her patients as friends—and she had no idea why. “I haven’t shared my email or phone contacts with Facebook,” she told me over the phone. The next week, things got weirder. Most of her...
  • VIDEO=> Sick Hillary Tries to Get Out of Van, Nearly Falls, Looks Whipped

    08/30/2016 4:03:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 158 replies
    Poor Hillary. She looks whipped. Video was posted on imgur today showing Hillary Clinton trying to get out of van. She nearly falls on the way out. And look who is there to help her… The mysterious handler.
  • Why young voters favor Crooked Hillary over Donald Trump

    08/30/2016 3:42:41 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 28 replies
    ConservativeHQ.com ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    With students all over the country heading back to college campuses this week for the 2016-17 school year, it’s only fitting that upon their return they’re having to confront the very same serious political issues facing the entire country. Passions run hot on both sides of the ideological aisle as the future of the country is at stake in November. For some college Republicans, adding to the heat is the question on whether or not to publicly support their own Donald 4 Prezparty nominee. Tyler Pager of Politico reports, “As students head back to campus for the start of the...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,August 30,2016

    08/30/2016 2:56:25 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | August 30,2016 | Mark Levin
    The Mark Levin Show is on-the-air: "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. 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...
  • South Carolina Public School Bans US Flag to Avoid Offending 'Hispanic Community'

    08/30/2016 1:22:11 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 30 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 30, 2015
    In another example of extreme political correctness and Anti-Americanism on public school campuses, a school in South Carolina has banned American flags from their football games. Apparently this school has a history of banning American patriotic symbols such as the flag. The victim's brother reported the following on Facebook: "Last night I picked my brother up from the TRHS Football game and he told me that Lavely [the principal] had denied entry to a couple of young men with Americans flag. I can't deny the rage I felt as this is the third incident I've had involving Lavely and the...
  • Curb Chicago crime by tracking bullets

    08/30/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 51 replies
    WGN NEWS ^ | 8-30-16 | TONYA FRANCISCO
    CHICAGO -- An Illinois State Representative from Chicago is addressing the violence epidemic in the city, in a different way. Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, represents some of the most crime-ridden communities, including Englewood and the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Harper introduced her plan Tuesday for a bill that would require ammunition makers to stamp serial numbers on every bullet sold in Illinois.
  • THE WASHINGTON TIMES Review of "The War on Guns:Arming yourself against gun control lies"

    08/30/2016 10:16:44 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | By: Joseph Greenlee
    In his new book, “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies,” John Lott methodically dismantles one popular gun-control myth after another. It has been said that a lie told often enough becomes the truth, and a similar phenomenon is overwhelming the gun debate in America. Oft-repeated untruths have formed common beliefs that often sway the debate about firearms. Gun-control advocates have learned that their exaggerated claims are likely to go unchecked by a largely sympathetic media, allowing them to control the narrative and shape public opinion. What is more, as Mr. Lott explains, billionaire elitists like George...
  • John Kerry: The Media Would Do Us All ‘a Service’ If They Didn’t Cover Terrorism Quite as Much

    08/30/2016 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Aug 2016 | Jeff Poor
    At a media availability on Bangladesh on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the threat of terrorism at home and abroad. Part of his proposal to fight this threat had to do with the media and how it covers terrorism. According to Fox News and a transcript of the press conference provided by the State Department, Kerry said the media could “do us a service” by not covering terrorism “quite as much.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 30,2016

    08/30/2016 8:23:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 30,2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • High School reverses American flag ban at football stadium

    08/30/2016 7:06:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/30/2016 | Todd Starnes
    Students at Travelers Rest High School in South Carolina will once again be able to wave American flags at football games. Principal Lou Lavely reversed his ban on Old Glory just a few hours after we posted a column about the controversial decision. ------ “The principal, in an effort to prevent any potential issue in this rivalry game, decided not to allow students to bring in full-sized American flags,” she told me. “They were turned away at the gate with the flag and told they were welcome to come in but they could not bring their flags with them.” So...
  • Hillary’s Plantation

    08/30/2016 6:52:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    She doesn’t discriminate. No, Hillary Clinton welcomes all less fortunate Americans into her campaign—especially women, African Americans, and the poor.Hillary is not often in a good mood and lately she is in a particularly foul mood. Why? Her opponent, Donald Trump, is engaging in straight talk with minorities, particularly African Americans:"Look at how much African-American communities are suffering from Democratic control. To those I say the following: what do you have to lose by trying something new - like Trump? …You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed,...
  • A symbol of hatred or history? Obama quietly bans Confederate flag at cemeteries(V.A.)

    08/30/2016 6:45:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 8/30/2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The Veterans Affairs Department quietly moved this month to ban flying of Confederate flags from fixed flagpoles at the cemeteries it runs, striking yet another blow against the controversial emblem. Congress had debated and rejected that change, but the Obama administration decided to move forward anyway, saying it was unilaterally imposing the restrictions. “In particular, we will amend our policy to make clear that Confederal flags will not be displayed from any permanently fixed flagpole in a national cemetery at any time,” wrote Ronald E. Walters, under secretary for memorial affairs at the VA.
  • White House defends Obama evading Senate on Paris climate deal

    08/30/2016 5:47:39 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The White House on Monday defended President Obama’s decision to enter into the Paris climate accord without Senate ratification but stopped short of confirming a Chinese report that he will do so this week during his trip to China. Still, it would surprise no one if Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping were to announce the ratification of the sweeping climate change agreement before the Sunday opening of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. White House senior adviser Brian Deese said the president has the legal authority to ratify the accord without the two-thirds Senate vote required...
  • Why crossbows aren't regulated

    08/30/2016 5:21:48 AM PDT · by jerod · 34 replies
    CBC News ^ | August 30, 2016 | CBC online
    Regulating crossbows would be expensive and hard to implement, crossbow retailer say Those convicted of violent crimes are often ordered by the court not to own guns or crossbows, but because there's no regulation of crossbows, retailers don't know who they shouldn't be selling to. That's why Solomon Friedman, an Ottawa-based firearms law expert, says vendors should be given access to a federal database that identifies those who have a firearms ban. Although last week's slayings have prompted public discussion about licensing crossbows, Friedman says that the focus should be on those who are already banned from using weapons. "Instead...
  • Mark Levin: "Dimwit" Colin Kaepernick Is An "Insignificant Fly" Who Should Stay Seated

    08/30/2016 3:55:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 30,2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on his national syndicated radio show, while discussing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem at a preseason football game and having said of the gesture, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” host Mark Levin reacted by saying he didn’t want Kaepernick to stand and described him as “an insignificant fly.”
  • Dear Arizona Voters, Please Remind Yourself of this 2011 Video Before Voting Today…

    08/30/2016 2:57:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 8/30/16 | Sundance
    The last federal budget was signed into law September of 2007 for fiscal year 2008. Almost a decade has passed without a federal budget. The 2009 ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), otherwise known as “The $1,000,000,000,000 ’09 Stimulus Bill”, has been spent every year for the past 7 fiscal years. That’s correct. Due to no budget, and base-line budgeting continuous resolutions, aka “omnibus bills”, we’ve spent the 2009 “Stimulus Bill” seven more times. Each year, for seven consecutive years. Ask yourself: Where did it go?
  • How Republicans in Congress Would Respond to Big-Spending Infrastructure Push

    08/29/2016 8:55:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Fresh after Congress and the White House scored the largest transportation spending package in a decade, both presidential candidates this year are proposing billions in funding to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. While both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—and the parties they represent—agree the nation’s roads, bridges, airports, rail system, and ports are in need of repair, the new proposals invite familiar questions over how the spending would be paid for, and whether the federal government is the best provider to pay for it. Those questions, and the lack of a must-pass infrastructure initiative requiring Congress’ attention in 2017, mean that...
  • Facebook Censors Video Exposing PBS Cutting Hillary/TPP Criticism From Jill Stein Interview

    08/29/2016 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    2016: The Race (Breitbart) ^ | August 27, 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Facebook is censoring a video created by Green candidate Dr. Jill Stein supporter Matt Orfalea that exposes PBS Newshour cutting Stein’s criticism of Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and Obamacare. Breitbart News reported on the Orfalea’s video exposing the Hillary bias and now it appears Facebook is censoring the exposure of censorship. Orfalea told Breitbart News: “It’s insane.”
  • RUDY GIULIANI FULL INTERVIEW ON FOX & FRIENDS | FOX NEWS (8/29/2016)( trump is building wall!)

    08/29/2016 7:35:38 PM PDT · by GilGil · 3 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | 8/29/2016 | Fox and Friends
    RUDY GIULIANI FULL INTERVIEW ON FOX & FRIENDS | FOX NEWS (8/29/2016)
  • Breitbart/Gravis Arizona Poll Shows Razor Thin Margin Between McCain, Ward Heading into Election

    08/29/2016 3:33:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/29/16 | Neil McCabe
    <p>Arizona Sen. John McCain turned 80 on Monday, just one day before he will face off against a Republican challenger in the state’s primary.</p> <p>McCain is expected to win Tuesday's primary. A CNN/ORC poll released last week had him ahead of his challenger, Kelli Ward, 55%-29%.</p>
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,August 29,2016

    08/29/2016 3:03:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | August 29,2016 | Mark Levin
    The Mark Levin Show is on-the-air: "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. 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...
  • This 'Unofficial' Trump ad could win him the election

    08/29/2016 12:51:13 PM PDT · by babygene · 89 replies
    This 'Unofficial' Trump ad could win him the election
  • Trump's Immigration Policy Trap

    08/29/2016 12:49:32 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 29, 2016 | Peter Beinart
    The biggest political story of the last week has been Donald Trump’s flip-flop on deporting undocumented immigrants. This Sunday on CNN, Mike Pence filibustered his way through the subject for almost seven minutes before Jake Tapper finally declared, “You did not address the issue” and moved on. Chris Christie on ABC and Kellyanne Conway on CBS were no more coherent. The Daily Beast summed up the morning with the headline, “Immigration Flip-Flop Leaves Trump Campaign Flailing on Sunday Shows.”
  • SC school bans American flag from football games

    08/29/2016 12:45:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Eagnews.org ^ | August 29, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at last evening’s football game have resulted in concerns being raised in our community. I am writing to assure that any decisions made regarding American flags...
  • Sowell: A Gem in Chicago

    08/29/2016 11:44:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 30, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone. Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, has spoken out in the plainest language against the stifling of opinions that differ from political correctness, on campuses across the country. "Free speech is at risk at the very institution where it should be assured: the university," Dr. Zimmer said. "Invited speakers...
  • NFL players blast Kaepernick's decision to sit during national anthem

    08/29/2016 9:59:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | FoxNews.com
    <p>Former teammate Alex Boone isn't taking any more hits for embattled San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.</p> <p>The offensive guard suited up for five seasons alongside Kaepernick, blocking as defenders tried to get Kaepernick off his feet. Now, Kaepernick is voluntarily taking a seat, choosing to sit during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner to protest perceived racial injustice. It may be a good thing that Boone, now with the Minnesota Vikings, is no longer wearing the same jersey as Kaepernick.</p>
  • Arizona Attorney General Brnovich Defends the First Amendment

    08/29/2016 9:58:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    The Freedom from Religion Foundation folks must have been licking their chops the day they heard about the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) director’s emails to his employees. This was going to be easy. The Wisconsin-based foundation would whip up a letter alleging a constitutional violation of the separation of church and state and Arizona officials would fall all over themselves to admonish DES Director Tim Jeffries. After all, he had used the state email system to send out an email to employees informing them that he would be going to Lourdes as a member of the Order of...
  • SC high school bans American flags at football game, feared it could be used to ‘taunt’

    08/29/2016 9:40:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 106 replies
    WBTW.com ^ | 8-29-2016 | WSPA
    FULL Title: "SC high school bans American flags at football game, feared it could be used to ‘taunt or be unsportsmanlike’" TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at...
  • Three Reasons Why Popular Support for “Universal Background Checks” Doesn’t Matter

    08/29/2016 8:53:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Robert Farago
    "When it comes to gun control and the Second Amendment, Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided except for a few safety measures such as background checks on gun sales,” huffingtonpost.com reports, analyzing a Pew Research report released Friday. (Click here to read.) Pew examines the pew-pew views of Trump and Clinton supporters. The results aren’t surprising, but they are revealing. Both candidates’ supporters favor “background checks for private and gun show sales” by a wide margin. Here are three reasons why the supposedly pro-gun Trump voters’ support for “universal background checks” (UBC’s) is irrelevant.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 29,2016

    08/29/2016 8:45:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 106 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 29,2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • Homeschool Advocate: US Gov’t Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO]

    08/29/2016 7:09:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 8-27-2016 | Ginni Thomas
    Daily Caller News Foundation Homeschool Advocate: US Gov’t Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO] Ginni Thomas Contributor 10:24 PM 08/27/2016 As parents increasingly notice government schools indoctrinate children with secular or progressive values, more families are exploring homeschooling as “a freedom initiative” to maintain control over values and beliefs. Sam Sorbo is a passionate, dedicated homeschooling mom of three and talk radio host. Often on Fox News, Sorbo is an actress, former model and biomedical engineer from Duke University, who is married to actor Kevin Sorbo of “Hercules” fame. She is also the author of recent book “They’re...
  • Emergency Theater for Paris Agreement: China, US rush to sham ratification

    08/28/2016 8:21:32 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    JoNova ^ | 8/28/2016 | Joanne Nova
    Tell the world it is all an act.It’s a do or die moment for The Cause. Brexit has hit them hard, and the Trump factor threatens to wreck everything. The Paris agreement has stalled pathetically at 1.1% of all human emissions (they need 55% to come into force). What they need right now is a gamechanger, and if they can’t get it then, true to form, they will manufacture the illusion of it.Next week expect a grand performance from US and China — or rather from two men who look solemn and can sign important looking carbon chastity vows on...
  • Clinton’s Pay-to-Play is the Natural Consequence of Big Government

    08/28/2016 2:39:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | 27 August 2016 | Andrew Moran / Peter G. Klein
    Hillary Clinton has been taking heat for her relationship with the Clinton Foundation. Did individuals and firms making large donations to the Foundation, or paying large speaking or consulting fees to Bill Clinton, get preferred access to Ms. Clinton as Secretary of State? Is there a revolving door between the Clinton campaign and the FoundationÂ’s fundraising staff? Are these relationships the subject of the emails she deleted from her private server? These questions point to a more basic issue about the role of money in politics. What, exactly, do large corporations get in exchange for their payments to candidates and...
  • Judge tosses flag desecration charge; was pipeline protest[Iowa]

    08/28/2016 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | David Pitt
    A flag desecration charge was dropped Monday for a man who protested a crude oil pipeline that crosses his property by hanging an American flag upside down at his home, online court records show. Homer Martz, 63, was charged Friday under a state law that makes it illegal to defile, cast contempt upon, satirize or deride a flag. That law, however, was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge in December 2014 and state prosecutors were told not to enforce it. The law, which lawmakers have not removed from the books, says law enforcement officers have a duty "to enforce the...
  • Trial by Jury, a Hallowed American Right, Is Vanishing

    08/28/2016 11:59:18 AM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Aug 2016 | Benjamin Weiser
    The criminal trial ended more than two and a half years ago, but Judge Jesse M. Furman can still vividly recall the case. It stands out, not because of the defendant or the subject matter, but because of its rarity: In his four-plus years on the bench in Federal District Court in Manhattan, it was his only criminal jury trial. He is far from alone. Judge J. Paul Oetken, in half a decade on that bench, has had four criminal trials, including one that was repeated after a jury deadlocked. For Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who has handled some of...
  • Public support, pleas from grieving family fail to move Wisconsin on gun background checks

    08/28/2016 10:40:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    host.madison.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | ALEXANDRA ARRIAGA
    “We started to find out that people actually can get guns without a background check,” said Daniel, who lives in Illinois, where all gun purchasers must pass a background check. “As naive as I was back then, I thought because I go through a background check, everybody did. So we start to find out about all these loopholes that we have in our laws.” Since his sister’s death, Daniel has pushed lawmakers to expand criminal background checks beyond licensed dealers to private sellers, such as those who advertise on Armslist. That is where Radcliffe found the seller of the gun...
  • New Baltimore Aerial Surveillance Program Raises Trust Issues.

    08/28/2016 10:22:50 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/28/2016 | Jon Schuppe
    Small planes outfitted with video cameras have been flying over Baltimore since January, capturing activity on the streets below and relaying the footage to police to help them catch criminals. The public knew nothing about it until this week — when Bloomberg Businessweek ran a cover story about the trial program. Airplane used to conduct wide area surveillance. Persistent Surveillance Systems The revelations triggered outrage from elected officials, defense lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union, who said the program raised privacy concerns and could aggravate public distrust in a city that exploded in riots last year after the death...
  • Ann Coulter told to 'kill yourself' at Comedy Central Rob Lowe roast

    08/28/2016 9:43:33 AM PDT · by Boomer · 50 replies
    Fox News Entertainment ^ | 8.28.16 | Sean Daly
    Ann Coulter was encouraged to commit suicide during Saturday’s taping of “The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe.” “Ann is one of the most repugnant, hateful, hatchet-face b----es alive,” British comedian Jimmy Carr declared, as audience members cheered. “It’s not too late to change, Ann. You could kill yourself!” The conservative commentator — eager to promote her new book, “In Trump We Trust” — was one of nine celebrities invited to take pot shots at the star of “The West Wing” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.”
  • I smell a media rat: Obama/McCain 08, Obama/Romney 12, Clinton/Trump 16, all tied in August polls

    08/28/2016 9:37:01 AM PDT · by meangene · 48 replies
    Gallup, Yahoo News
    Does anyone else smell a very large MEDIA RAT with these back and forth polls, now showing, in the late summer, Clinton and Trump tied? Remember Obama and McCain in 08: http://www.gallup.com/poll/109564/Gallup-Daily-McCain-Obama-Tied-44.aspx How 'bout Obama and Romney in 12: https://www.yahoo.com/news/likely-voters-show-obama-romney-tied-race-white-101234519.html
  • Community disorganizers literally destroying our veterans(American legion?)

    08/28/2016 7:16:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Joanna Rosamond
    While the American Legion is hosting its 98th lavish National Convention, with Hillary Clinton and Robert McDonald as guests, on Wednesday, August 31, the veteran community has been struck with "yet another" unglamorous tragedy: our "yet another" 76-year-old veteran shot himself on August 21 after being denied care.
  • Where Do Criminals Get Their Guns?

    08/28/2016 6:23:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Another fallacy that is disabused in this survey (which states it follows in a long line of other surveys) is that more background checks will change anything in terms of how criminals get guns. Since they typically do not walk into an FFL making background checks more demanding, is not going to decrease the use of guns in crimes. For ordinary citizens, they must and do comply with the gun laws no matter how they acquire their guns. As I stated previously, it appears to me the anti-gun people are creating laws to restrict the activities of law-abiding citizens. That...
  • Public support, pleas from grieving family fail to move Wisconsin (snip) (barf alert)

    08/28/2016 4:59:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 28 aug 2016 | ALEXANDRA ARRIAGA
    On a Sunday afternoon nearly four years ago, Elvin Daniel was in his garden when he got a call from police: His sister, Zina Haughton, had been shot at work. Zina’s abusive husband, Radcliffe Haughton, used a semiautomatic handgun that he bought from a man in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Germantown the day before the shooting. He killed Zina Haughton, Maelyn Lind and Cary Robuck and wounded four others at the Azana Salon & Spa in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield. He then used the weapon to kill himself. Zina, 42, left behind two daughters, ages...
  • Trump retaliates on ‘predator’ Clinton with devastating video

    08/27/2016 7:06:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | 08/27/16
    If you come after Donald Trump, he’ll come right back at you — only twice as hard. That rule was confirmed in spades Friday when the Republican presidential nominee responded to Hillary Clinton’s claim that he’s a racist and white supremacist, and he used her own words to do it. He put together a video montage of the former secretary of state and posted it to his Facebook page under the heading, “The Clinton’s are the real predators…”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukTrbi5SmkQ The video ad centers on Clinton’s use of the term “super-predators” in 1993, the first year she served as first lady. She...
  • Dallas Judges Shred Constitution, Steal Millions

    08/27/2016 6:27:20 PM PDT · by MThomp · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-12-2016 | John Griffing
    In a series of events most would normally dismiss as outlandish, one American citizen was launched from civil court into a legal limbo where for years he was deprived by a federal judge of counsel, property, speech and travel. The case seems unthinkable in the American judicial system, but the story is true, and it happened to one Jeff Baron. Jeff Baron is a Dallas resident and U.S. citizen who was put into “virtual slavery” by U.S. District Court Judge Royal Furgeson after Baron settled an otherwise ordinary contract dispute in his court. Although Baron was never accused of any...
  • “INSIDER THREAT” HILLARY CLINTON GETS FIRST CLASSIFIED INTEL BRIEFING

    08/27/2016 5:36:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Donald J Trump ^ | 08/27/16
    Today Clinton Receives Her First Classified Intelligence Briefing:Today Hillary Clinton Will Receive Her First Classified National Security Briefing At An FBI Facility In White Plains, New York. “Hillary Clinton arrived Saturday morning at the FBI's satellite office in suburban New York City for her first national security briefing as the Democratic nominee for president. Clinton arrived at the office in White Plains, New York, which is roughly 20 minutes from her Chappaqua home, about 9 a.m. Her campaign has not said who is attending the meeting with her..” (Josh Haskell, “Hillary Clinton Arrives at FBI Office for 1st Classified Briefing as...