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  • Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map

    03/04/2015 4:37:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 2 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Matt Barber
    See Map Here: http://www.afa.net/bigotrymap In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to...
  • Jeb Bush is not a winner for Republicans

    03/04/2015 4:26:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Adriana Cohen
    If the GOP wants to take the White House in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is not their man. Two red flags that can't be overlooked: The Bush brand has been tarnished. And Jeb is yet another moderate, establishment Republican, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, who voters rejected the past two elections. Why endorse yet another moderate/establishment type only to lose yet again? It's time for the GOP to be bold. Republicans can elect a real conservative and/or Tea Party candidate who wants to repeal Obamacare, grow the economy, shrink intrusive big government and wipe ISIS off the...
  • Principles of constitutionalism: federalism as a check on federal power

    03/04/2015 4:21:05 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 3 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 3, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In the previous installment of this series, I discussed the constitutional principle of the separation of powers as a check on the accumulation of government force into the hands of any one man or group of men. Now, I would like to discuss the other intended division of power – the principle of federalism that was engineered into our constitutional system. This principle should be – and would be, if we would use it effectively – an even more powerful deterrent to federal government overreach than even the separation of powers between the three branches of government at the federal...
  • When Free Institutions Fail.

    03/04/2015 3:12:51 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 19 replies
    Five hundred years ago, Machiavelli wrote how governing institutions designed for FreeRepublics were not only unsuited for corrupted republics, they eventually served to enforce tyranny. His prescience was on display yesterday in the US Congress. Designed in 1787 as the consensual law making body of a free people and their states, Congress joined in tyrannical partnership with President Obama. Under cover of the reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s fabulous speech against Obama’s nefarious plans for Iran and against peace, the Speaker of the House brought a “clean” DHS funding bill to the floor for a vote. In support of Obama’s lawless...
  • Why Vote Republican?

    03/04/2015 2:40:26 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 4, 2015 | Brian C Joondeph
    Republicans, fresh from landslide victories in congressional, state, and local elections, were well-positioned to flex their newfound muscle by re-establishing constitutional checks and balances on an overzealous executive branch. Instead, Senate Majority Leader McConnell folded like a cheap suit, abandoning efforts to defund President Obama’s amnesty efforts. Tell me again why we need Republican majorities in Congress. Why can’t Senator McConnell trigger the same “nuclear option” now? What about Obamacare? It remains alive and well despite Republican promises to “repeal and replace.”The latest excuse from Republican leadership is that they need the White House before they can accomplish anything. Really?...
  • Scott Walker as Sen. Joe McCarthy

    03/03/2015 11:32:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Shepherd Express - Milwaukee ^ | March 4, 2015 | Joel McNally
    It’s time to consider whether Gov. Scott Walker is intentionally employing the brazenly dishonest tactics of Sen. Joe McCarthy, who previously held the title as the most dangerous national politician to come out of Wisconsin. Since the 1950s, right-wing Sen. McCarthy has been the worst stain on both Wisconsin politics and the Republican Party nationally. McCarthy achieved that distinction by getting an entire, shameful era in U.S. politics—the McCarthy Era—named after him. McCarthyism turned the ’50s into a reckless, anti-Communist witch hunt as Wisconsin’s Republican senator made wildly irresponsible, untruthful accusations about Communists subverting our government (the moderate Eisenhower administration!),...
  • South Florida Man Charged With Growing Marijuana, Found Not Guilty (Jury Nullification)

    03/03/2015 10:55:54 PM PST · by Ken H · 23 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | March 03, 2015 | Keith Jones
    A South Florida man charged with growing marijuana he claims he needs for a medical condition was found not guilty Monday. Jesse Teplicki, 50, had been charged with manufacturing cannabis and was facing up to five years behind bars. "This case is about medical marijuana and for the hundreds of thousands of patients who can use this medicine as an alternative," Teplicki said. It took jurors just 30 minutes to return the verdict.
  • Obama pressing for federal control of local police

    03/03/2015 10:55:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    WND ^ | March 03, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Call it Common Core for police. But the White House, in cahoots with the Department of Justice, has set in motion a plan that will expand federal control of community police forces, via standards handed from above called the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing.” The plan was released Monday, Infowars reported. And its gist? Like Common Core, the education plan criticized by opponents as little more than a federal mandate that’s tied to funding, the just-released police plan would force local law enforcement agencies to follow federally set standards in return for receiving federal tax dollars. “The U.S. Department...
  • Sen. Cruz Introduces the Health Care Choice Act

    03/03/2015 9:47:47 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | March 3, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Bill would eliminate destructive and costly insurance mandates while giving consumers more choice and freedom WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced the Health Care Choice Act, which would remove Obamacare's costly insurance mandates and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health insurance plan of their choice in any other state. The bill is cosponsored by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and David Vitter (R-LA). Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 543. "Every last word of Obamacare must be...
  • Ted Cruz leads latest GOP alternative to Obamacare

    03/03/2015 9:40:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2015 | 8:19 pm | Robert King
    Conservative firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is spearheading an alternative to Obamacare in the GOP's latest bid to show the Supreme Court it has a Plan B if the court eliminates subsidies for millions of Obamacare customers.The bill filed by the Texas senator Tuesday would remove the healthcare law's insurance mandate and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health plan of their choice in any other state. It is co-sponsored by Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming, Mike Crapo of Idaho and Marco Rubio of Florida, all Republicans.Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced companion legislation in the House, according...
  • Bloomberg’s Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones

    03/03/2015 9:32:58 PM PST · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | MARCH 4, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Bloomberg's argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned. So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems? It is very, very rare. . . .
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy

    03/03/2015 8:50:19 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27 2015 | Katy Faust
    Dear Justice Kennedy, June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage. I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights. It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of...
  • Why Ted Cruz is constitutionally qualified to be president

    03/03/2015 5:44:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    I read the comments sections on my articles. One of the comments I see consistently is "I like Ted Cruz, but I am worried he is not constitutionally qualified to be president." So I decided to look into the issue. After doing some research, here's what I discovered: Ted Cruz was born in Canada. He had (past tense) Canadian citizenship, which he was entitled to automatically, having been born in Canada, and which he has since renounced. He was also born with American citizenship. His mother was an American; his father was not. The Constitution says any candidate for president...
  • M. Stanton Evans, conservative icon, dead at 80

    03/03/2015 3:10:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    M. Stanton Evans, arguably the funniest serious man in America for much of his 80 years on the planet, died Tuesday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. For most of his life, as Mr. Evans watched fellow conservatives come and go, he lamented — always with humor, not bitterness — their tendency to catch “Potomac fever” as soon as they come to power. “When our people get to the point where they can do us some good, they stop being our people,” he said, uttering what became known as “Evans‘ Law of Politics.”
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,March 3, 2015

    03/03/2015 2:43:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 3, 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 FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 85 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Bill S
    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner just pushed through a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw a fit about a shutdown. John Boehner must go. He must be replaced as House Speaker. He does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans who voted for a Republican...
  • W.Va. Senate OKs bill to allow concealed carry without permit

    03/03/2015 1:49:34 PM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.wvgazette.com ^ | 02/27/2015 | Eric Eyre,
    Senators approved a bill Friday that could make West Virginia the sixth state to allow residents to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.After reading aloud from the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, senators voted 32-2 for a bill (SB347) that allows people 18 and older to tote concealed guns.“The bill eliminates the crime of carrying a concealed weapon in West Virginia,” said Sen. Charles Trump, R-Morgan.The legislation next goes to the House of Delegates. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Vermont and Wyoming are the only states that allow residents to carry a hidden gun without a permit.West Virginia already allows...
  • Gun rights bill would block ammunition regs

    03/03/2015 1:19:25 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/15 | Tim Devaney
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) proposed last week to prohibit gun companies from manufacturing and selling 5.56mm projectiles for M855 cartridges that provide ammunition for AR-15 rifles. The Protecting Second Amendment Rights Act, introduced Friday by Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), would roll back the ATF’s power to regulate ammunition. “The Obama administration’s proposal would unilaterally strip law-abiding hunters and sportsmen of their Second Amendment rights,” Rooney said in a statement. “Congress has made its intentions clear that this ammunition is for sporting purposes and should not be restricted. We cannot and we will not stand by...
  • Boehner Caves on Amnesty

    03/03/2015 12:57:27 PM PST · by Regulator · 99 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 3rd, 2015 | Richard Manning
    “We were never going to win in Congress.” That is the epitaph spoken by Speaker Boehner ally Representative Tom Cole on the collapse of House Leadership’s resolve to legislatively fight Executive Amnesty. It may also be the final nail in the coffin for the notion of co-equal branches of government, as President Obama has already announced that he is considering using unilateral executive actions to ban ammunition and raise corporate taxes, on top of his massive Internet regulation announced last week.
  • Congress sends ‘clean’ Homeland bill to Obama

    03/03/2015 12:52:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Eric Werner and David Espo (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON — Congress is sending President Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president’s immigration policies. The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.
  • Boehner backs down in DHS funding fight, plans to hold vote on 'clean' bill

    03/03/2015 12:02:25 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 74 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/3/2015 | Fox
    ouse Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday agreed to Democrats' demands to hold a vote on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without any immigration measures attached. The move is a victory for the Obama administration and sets up a presumably swift resolution to the weeks-long standoff on Capitol Hill. Republicans had tried to use the DHS funding bill as the vehicle to reverse President Obama's controversial immigration executive actions. But Democrats repeatedly blocked the move, insisting they pass the spending bill with no riders attached. "I am as outraged and frustrated as you...
  • Dear Republicans, Please Do Not Save Obamacare

    03/03/2015 11:57:14 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 3/3/15 | David Harsanyi
    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the King v. Burwell case this week. Petitioners are asking that Obamacare be enforced as it was conceived and written by Democrats in 2010 rather than how it’s been conveniently re-imagined by Democrats in 2015. Whatever the outcome will be, watching the Left panic over the case tells us just how risky a ruling could be for the future of Obamacare. If the SCOTUS does find that the 75-percent subsidy the federal government has been dubiously giving health insurers in the 37 states that rejected Obamacare “marketplaces” are illegal, there is a...
  • Ted Cruz joins Elie Wiesel in raising alarms about nuclear Iran

    03/03/2015 10:59:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 2, 2015 5:36 pm | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON –Sen. Ted Cruz joined with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on Monday to condemn Iran and rally support for Israel, on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress.Cruz mocked complaints that Netanyahu’s appearance Tuesday before a joint session of Congress — scheduled without the Israeli government or Speaker John Boehner consulting the White House — amounts to a breach of protocol or etiquette.“It’s all nonsense. What matters is what we do right now to ensure that in no circumstances will the nation of Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons capability,” Cruz said.Unfortunately, he added, the...
  • U.S. stocks retreat from records after Netanyahu speech

    03/03/2015 10:30:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis
    U.S. stocks pulled back Tuesday, retreating from all-time highs and the psychologically significant 5,000 level for the Nasdaq Composite reached during the previous session. In the absence of major economic reports, investors turned their attention to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to U.S. Congress. Netanyahu criticized the White House’s attempts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a “bad deal.” The speech reminded investors of potential geopolitical risks abroad. But indexes have since come off their lows.
  • Gov’t Union: Obama’s Weak Immigration Policy Is Inviting An Attack Worse Than 9/11

    03/03/2015 10:16:44 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 03, 2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s lax immigration policies are inviting another massive jihad attack similar to the 9/11 atrocity, says Kenneth Palinkas, president of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees’ union. Obama’s deputies are “lessening the vetting of each and every alien who applies for permanent residency or citizenship in the U.S.,” Palinkas said in a statement Tuesday. “By not scrutinizing each and every applicant to the fullest extent possible to ensure America’s security, we invite an even more catastrophic event than what occurred on 09/11/2001,” he said. Obama’s rollback of security checks means that “it is more than likely that...
  • Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard: The Verdict after Fifty Years

    03/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PST · by Nelson Hultberg · 8 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | 3-2-15 | Nelson Hultberg
    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. What I will be discussing in my talk today is the crucial role that the ideas of Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard have played in the defense of liberty and Western civilization. All Americans, well read in political affairs, know of these famous thinkers. They were two of the most powerful and revolutionary intellectuals in the 20th century, contributing many valuable insights to our knowledge of philosophy, politics, and economics. As with most intellectual rebels, their major ideas about freedom and government were highly controversial. What I will do in this talk is explain what...
  • Meet Bloomberg’s Out-Of-State Operatives In Washington

    03/03/2015 9:25:03 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 3/1/2015 | Michael Strickland
    Washington has been one of the target states for Bloomberg and his gun control efforts. Using strategies similar to Obama’s Organizing For America, combined with a multi million dollar public relations push, they were able to successfully pass a ballot initiative that would mandate background checks for private firearm transactions (though, by a considerably smaller margin than their initial polling). So who are the folks working behind the scenes to make this happen? You probably won’t be surprised that many of them are from out of state, shipped in to “organize”.
  • Support For Permitless “Constitutional Carry” Of Handguns Surges

    03/03/2015 9:15:04 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Bob Owens
    Supporters of the legislation in Kansas pointed out that permitless open carry was already the law of the land, and that citizens shouldn’t have to get a permit to simply put on a coat that might conceal the same firearm. They also pointed out the absurdity of requiring law-abiding citizens to get a permit, when criminals were going to carry weapons illegally, regardless of laws. The bill now heads to the Kansas House.
  • ATF’s Absurd AR-15 “Armor-Piercing” Ammo Ban Can Be Abused To Ban Common Rifle, Pistol Ammo

    03/03/2015 9:12:32 AM PST · by HammerT · 40 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | March 2, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The argument that Obama’s ATF is attempting to use to ban common M855 ball ammunition for the AR-15 is that the bullet is “armor-piercing.” Factually that is a lie, according to the clear definition of what constitutes an “armor-piercing” bullet as defined in the Law Enforcement Officer’s Protection Act of 1986 (LEOPA). LEOPA’s definition requires the bullet’s core to be made of one of a number of specified hardened metals, and the core of the M855 ball round is soft lead that makes up 80-percent of the bullet’s total weight. The specific goal of the law was to prevent the...
  • Breaking…WH Plans to Develop a “Country Within a Country” of 15 Million “New Americans”

    03/03/2015 9:08:28 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | February 28, 2015 | Sara Noble
    The White House has plans to legalize 13 to 15 million illegal immigrants who will then establish a “country within a country.” The following Mark Levin interview with Susan Payne is shocking but it also puts all the pieces into place. Susan Payne is a contributor to WCBM, Baltimore and Co-Host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show, Unbeknownst to the Obama officials, Ms. Payne was invited to listen in on conference calls at an immigration rally. Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and 16 members of the White House cabinet were on the first call. White...
  • It’s An Inside-The-Waistband World (For Some)

    03/03/2015 8:57:20 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    shootingsportsretailer.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Christian Lowe
    As the trend toward more concealed carry handguns continues, holster makers are responding with better options than ever before.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,March 3,2015

    03/03/2015 8:56:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 129 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Sen. Cruz Compares Nuke Deal to Munich, Netanyahu to Churchill

    03/03/2015 8:53:18 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/3/2015, 8:53 AM | Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Monday night that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress Tuesday "focuses on the single greatest security threat facing America – the threat of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons." "We're at a moment in history where echoes of the past can be heard," he added. "The nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran, I believe, would be a historic mistake on the same order as Munich."To allow the theocratic extreme mullahs in Iran to have nuclear weapon capability increases dramatically the likelihood that those weapons of great destruction will be used to murder billions," the senator warned.
  • Armored Federal Agents Raid Texas Secessionist Meeting.

    03/03/2015 8:48:16 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 26 replies
    patdollard.com ^ | 3/1/15 | Jack Flash
    In a deliberate “show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices. Members of the Republic of Texas, a seccession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members.
  • Bearing Arms Is Our Right; Protecting Our Families Is Our Responsibility

    03/03/2015 8:31:05 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    "No free man shall ever be debarred from the use of arms." Who said that? Some right wing zealot, clinging to his “guns or religion,” a lifetime member of the NRA who takes the Second Amendment seriously and believes that it means exactly what is says? No, that statement, among others concerning America's constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms, was made by an internationally recognized intellectual, founder of a university, statesman, farmer, businessman, diplomat, eloquent author of our most meaningful federal papers and two term President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. The quote was in Jefferson’s first three drafts...
  • Dr. Wei-Hock Soon Challenges Climate Change Critics to Public Debate

    03/03/2015 8:19:21 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | William Bigelow
    Unafraid of his critics, whose baseless charges were systematically and comprehensively eviscerated by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley on Breitbart.com last week, Soon wrote, “I am willing to debate the substance of my research and competing views of climate change with anyone, anytime, anywhere. It is a shame that those who disagree with me resolutely decline all public debate and stoop instead to underhanded and unscientific ad hominem tactics.”
  • Stop Caving on Immigration, 2016 GOP Contenders

    03/03/2015 7:48:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/03/2015 | The Editors
    The Republican presidential field is united in its opposition to President Obama’s executive amnesty, and also united in a lazy consensus on immigration policy. The range of opinion among prospective GOP candidates is astonishingly narrow, and the proposed measures unsatisfactory. Jeb Bush has been loudly criticized for encouraging legal status, and in some cases even citizenship, for illegal immigrants. But Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal have endorsed the same view, while Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have embraced offering legal status, if not citizenship. Scott Walker has made Bush-like statements as recently as 2013. Additionally, Republican candidates are basically unanimous...
  • Ted Cruz: US negotiators lack understanding of Iran

    03/03/2015 7:16:44 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | March 3, 2015, 11:18 am | Stuart Winer
    Texas senator joins Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel in drawing parallels between talks with Tehran and rise of Nazi Germany Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Monday slammed negotiators with Iran for “fundamentally” lacking understanding of their Iranian counterparts and warned that the Obama administration was leading the way to a nuclear armed Iran. Cruz joined Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on a forum in a Senate hearing room for a debate chaired by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and titled “The Meaning of Never Again: Guarding Against a Nuclear Iran.”“Those who are leading this negotiation fundamentally don’t understand who it is they...
  • What's to blame for 'the black condition'?

    03/03/2015 7:12:20 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Mychal Massie
    The role of government was never intended to be that of a Pez dispenser doling out generational sustenance, specifically to those who are black. But that is exactly what nefarious politicos and racialists have demanded, and in the face of a massively quantifiable unsuccessful movement, it is precisely what those referenced are demanding continue. An ever-growing laundry list of color-coded complaints are bequeathed from generation to generation and used as the path to election by politicians and a path to riches for those such as Al Sharpton and the NAACP.
  • John Boehner’s ‘Regular Order’ Could Give Democrats a Win on DHS, Immigration (GOPe Betrayal)

    03/03/2015 5:06:42 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 2, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that he’s intent on following “regular order” in Congress to consider a Department of Homeland Security spending bill, which many Republicans are hoping can be used to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. But that “regular order” could end making it easy to pass the DHS bill without any immigration language at all, handing Democrats a big win. With some drama late last week, the House passed a one-week DHS spending bill and asked the Senate to go to a “conference” to sort out differences in the House and Senate DHS...
  • THE GLENN BECK RADIO PROGRAM, Live 9am-Noon weekdays ET, Mar 3, 2015, Tuesday

    03/03/2015 5:04:52 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 7 replies
    www.GlennBeck.com ^ | Mar 3, 2015, Tuesday | Glenn Beck
    Listen To Glenn Beck Now, on The Blaze Radio Network on www.iheart.com . Truth Lives Here Known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality, Glenn Beck has attracted millions of viewers and listeners throughout the United States with The Glenn Beck Program. His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 400 stations and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. It is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54. Looking for audio and video from the radio program? If you’re a TheBlaze TV Subscriber you can access all your...
  • Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action (Who Can Stop Him?)

    03/03/2015 3:12:10 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 121 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 02, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is "very interested" in the idea of raising taxes through unitlateral executive action. "The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans," Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action. "Now I don't want to leave you with the impression that there is some imminent announcement, there is not, at least that I know of,"...
  • Sean Hannity ...Plan To Unite Tea Party & Establishment Republicans ... 2016

    03/03/2015 12:46:15 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 39 replies
    www.WesternJournalism.Com ^ | February 27, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Sean Hannity Unveils Plan To Unite Tea Party And Establishment Republicans Ahead Of 2016 B. Christopher Agee, February 27, 2015 Sean Hannity, Fox News CPAC 2015 ( 24:27 ) Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity rallied an enthusiastic audience at CPAC Friday by presenting what he believes is the Republican Party’s best path to victory in the next presidential election. “America,” he said, “we will fundamentally transform it to the great country it was. Our long nightmare of lawlessness and Obamacare and weakness as it relates to foreign policy … is coming to an end.” Though he acknowledged he...
  • Republican Introduces Bill Revoking ATF’s Power to Regulate Ammo

    03/02/2015 10:19:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 3-2-15 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced legislation revoking the ATF’s claim of power to regulate ammunition via “armor piecing” language in the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). The ATF is specifically claiming the ability to regulate ammunition via the “armor piercing” language contained in the Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act, an amendment added to the GCA in 1986. Their current focus is on banning the wildly popular M855 round for AR-15 rifles. Rooney’s bill would roll back the ATF’s powers to pre-1986 levels. According to The Hill, Rooney’s bill “would prohibit the ATF or any other federal agency...
  • GOP group targets House conservatives on DHS fight

    03/02/2015 7:14:15 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | March 2, 2015 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    An outside group aligned with House GOP leadership will spend $400,000 this week to urge dozens of conservative House Republicans to vote for Department of Homeland Security funding — a new and more aggressive phase in the legislative battle among Republicans that’s consuming Capitol Hill. The nonprofit American Action Network is airing an ad in three states — Kansas, Oklahoma and Ohio — urging Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to back funding for the anti-terrorism agency. The 30-second spot will run at least 50 times in each district — on broadcast, in prime slots...
  • Matthews: Reckless, Racist Republicans Ready to Go All Goldwater

    03/02/2015 6:39:20 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say "1964." and those of us old enough might remember the appearance on Ed Sullivan's show of some little British group called the Beatles. But Chris Matthews recalls something else: the decision of the Republican party to nominate Mr. Conservative, Barry Goldwater, and his ensuing wipeout by LBJ. On his MSNBC show tonight, Matthews suggested that Republicans are in a similarly reckless mood, and might well nominate a true conservative, electoral consequences be damned. And, oh yeah, Chris contended that the GOP would do so out of racist motives. View the video here.
  • The End Justifies The Means

    03/02/2015 6:11:32 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 9 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 03/02/2015 | Nick
    Gone are the days in which we once cherished the delicate balance between government authority and individual liberty. Our Constitution, that once connected one generation to the next by restraining the excess of the present, is being erased. The terms and conditions for governing that once held the same meaning under our Constitution in the past no longer applies to the present as both political parties are unwilling to respect or even defend the Constitution. The President of the United States faces no opposition from either elected party in Congress as he imposes his vision of transforming our Republic. By...
  • GOP bill targets Michelle Obama's prized school lunch regs

    03/02/2015 5:08:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) is introducing legislation to relax the rules for healthy school lunches. At the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 2015 Legislative Action Conference at the JW Marriott Monday, Hoeven announced the Healthy School Meals Flexibility Act to give schools more flexibility in complying with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations when it comes to whole grains and sodium levels. The bill would allow schools to revert back to 2012 standards, which require at least half of all grains served in school breakfast and school lunch to be whole grain rich. The standard now is for 100 percent...
  • Obstruction Leader Harry Reid to Attempt Historic Filibuster on Override of Keystone Veto

    03/02/2015 5:08:10 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Daniel Bassali
    Harry Reid is taking unprecedented steps to block Senate Republicans, even though his actions will result in nothing but procedural delay. In another example of Democrats playing the role of obstructionists, Harry Reid will force the Senate to go through procedural hurdles to delay Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from bringing up the president’s Keystone XL veto for an override vote. Last week, President Obama vetoed the popular bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline bill passed by the Senate. This week, the Senate is planning a vote to override the president’s veto. Democrats, led by Minority Leader Harry Reid, are set to revoke...
  • GOP Leaders Still Don't Have a DHS Plan. But They May Have an Escape Hatch

    03/02/2015 4:52:58 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Daniel Newhauser
    House Republican leaders still don't seem to have a plan to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at the end of the week. But they may have an escape hatch—one that could technically keep the department open without GOP fingerprints, but might infuriate conservatives in the process. An obscure provision of House rules would allow any member of the House to force a vote on the Senate-passed, full-year DHS funding bill now that the Senate has voted Monday evening against going to conference with the House. A message to reporters from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's...