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  • Overturn Obamacare (Sign the Petition, Alert!)

    02/29/2012 6:00:04 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 28, 2012
    In March the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments for and against the Constitutionality of Obamacare.This is the best chance for the American people to score a victory againist socialized health care. It could also be the only opportunity to prevent this disastrous law from ruining our economy and placing a government bureaucrat between us and our doctors.Conservatives are working to build support for the overturning of Obamacare. Please sign the petition to stand with us in this fight by telling the Supreme Court that the American people demand they overturn Obamacare! Click the Button Below...
  • What Kids Now Learn in College (Save your money. Here’s a list of the lessons they'll be taught)

    02/29/2012 5:59:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 2+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/29/2012 | Dennis Prager
    As high school seniors throughout America will be receiving acceptance letters to colleges within the next month, it would be nice for parents to meditate on what they are getting for the $20–$50,000 they will pay each year. The United States is no better than any other country, and in many areas worse than many. On the world stage, America is an imperialist country, and domestically it mistreats its minorities and neglects its poor, while discriminating against non-whites. There is no better and no worse in literature and the arts. The reason universities in the past taught Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and...
  • NM gun case shows government treats citizens differently from its own

    02/29/2012 5:54:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    Part One: An economic Waco A member of a gun dealer family arrested over half a year ago for allegedly knowingly selling firearms and ammunition to Mexican cartel buyers has been released on bail, Jeff Knox of The Firearms Coalition reported over the weekend. [Update--per Knox: "Correcting my previous report, Terri Reese has not yet been released from jail. The judge granted bail on Friday evening (2/24) but Terri will not be released until an appraisal and title search can be completed for the property being put up to secure her bond. Bail was set at $2 million and she...
  • Mitt Romney Wins Arizona and Michigan. Republican Primary Race is Far From Over

    02/29/2012 5:17:59 AM PST · by tcg · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/29/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ....When CNN returned to the Santorum speech, the candidate was gracious in defeat, humble and inspiring. He had a large crowd gathered along with his wife and members of his family. They were all clearly enthused and not overtly disappointed or discouraged. After thanking all who made his surprising showing possible, he returned to overriding theme of his campaign, Freedom. Next Tuesday is called "Super Tuesday" for a lot of reasons. Rick Santorum may just add one more reason by again surprising the political establishment. The political "left" knows that Rick Santorum is a formidable candidate from a working class...
  • Menacing Call From Malloy Administration (CT Gov) Official's Phone To Be Probed (Wiener redux)

    02/29/2012 2:46:34 AM PST · by raybbr · 11 replies ^ | February 28, 2012 | JON LENDER
    Officials in Gov.Dannel P. Malloy's administration said Tuesday night that they will investigate whether deputy state Energy and Environment Commissioner Jonathan Schrag made a menacing cellphone call last Thursday night to Cynthia David of Essex, the leader of a conservative women's group who had criticized a state environmental initiative. Schrag denied making the late-night call, which was reported Tuesday by Courant Columnist Kevin Rennie. But Schrag also offered a complicated explanation that leaves a number of questions unanswered — including how his voice got onto the voicemail. This was the message that David, leader of an activist group called the...
  • Bob Barr: Libertarians should vote for Gingrich

    02/29/2012 12:31:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 28, 2012 | Steven Nelson
    Former Georgia Republican Rep. Bob Barr supports Newt Gingrich’s campaign for president, and told The Daily Caller other libertarians should consider joining him.Barr was elected to Congress in 1994 and worked alongside Gingrich as he became Speaker of the House. Barr left office in 2003 and in 2008 ran as the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate, receiving more than 500,000 votes nationwide. Explaining his support for Gingrich, a politician not often considered a libertarian darling, Barr told The Daily Caller, “I’m very comfortable and happy supporting Newt,” adding, “it’s not to say that other candidates like Ron Paul don’t have very...
  • The Bishops and the Mandate: Principled Witness vs. Politics as Usual

    02/28/2012 11:30:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Public Discourse ^ | February 28, 2012 | Robert P. George, Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson
    The controversy over the HHS mandate is not a spat about wonkish detail or tribal privilege. It remains a struggle for the principle of religious freedom, the soul of civil society.America’s Catholic bishops have overstepped: so say the editors of the Jesuit America magazine. Sure, they grant, the bishops were right to protest when President Obama required Catholic institutions to pay for insurance coverage of contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs. After all, they noted, the Church’s shepherds were backed up by liberal “Catholic journalists, like E.J. Dionne and Mark Shields, and politicians, like Tim Kaine and Robert P. Casey, Jr.”...
  • Newt Gingrich Readies For “Super Tuesday” As Mitt Romney Takes Michigan And Arizona

    02/28/2012 8:52:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — Trying to mount another comeback, Newt Gingrich skipped Tuesday’s Republican presidential primaries in Michigan and Arizona to make a stand in the South and urged supporters in his home state to help him jumpstart his campaign. Gingrich spoke before polls closed in the two primaries and made no reference to either contest. Next week, on “Super Tuesday,” 10 states, including Virginia, with a total of 419 delegates at stake will vote in the GOP race, including Georgia. He represented the state in the House for 20 years. “I think re-electing Barack Obama will be a disaster,”...
  • Huckabee Will Host a Presidential Forum on Fox News (Romney, Newt and Santorum will attend)

    02/28/2012 8:19:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 02/28/2012 | By JEREMY W. PETERS
    The Republican presidential candidates may have grown tired of debating one another. But there’s still one television invitation they won’t turn down: Mike Huckabee’s. Mr. Huckabee will host his third presidential forum on Saturday, an executive for the Fox News Channel said on Tuesday. So far three candidates, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, have committed. Ron Paul has still not indicated whether he will attend. The program, which is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m., will be broadcast from Ohio, the executive said, speaking anonymously because a formal announcement had not been made. Mr. Huckabee will focus the...
  • Georgetown co-ed: Please pay for us to have sex … We’re going broke buying birth control

    02/28/2012 8:15:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2012 | Tina Korbe
    At a hearing of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee yesterday, a single witness — Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke — told sympathetic policy-makers that the administration’s so-called contraception mandate should stand … because her peers are going broke buying birth control. “Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception),” Fluke reported.It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her calculations.“Without...
  • Holder vows court battle over contraception mandate

    02/28/2012 7:58:05 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies ^ | February 28, 2012 | James Rosen
    In sworn testimony Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder defended the Obama administration's controversial contraception mandate, and vowed that the federal government's legion of lawyers will follow suit. "To the extent that that action is challenged in court, I would expect that the Justice Department would defend what I guess is in place -- would be that compromise," Holder told lawmakers on a House Appropriations subcommittee. The "compromise" Holder cited was announced by President Obama on Feb. 10, after a firestorm of criticism from the Catholic Church and other religious groups prompted the administration to revise an earlier rule, promulgated in...

    02/28/2012 7:23:40 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 68 replies
    Red County ^ | February 28, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    Perhaps the question for our times is whether President Obama is just stupid for the imbecilic policies he's both proposed and implemented, or whether he's something much more sinister, even evil. Is he intentionally destroying the country, both economically and constitutionally, or is he just, as some would suggest, simply overly naive or misinformed? Not only have I repeatedly pondered the question, but many people I know have asked me the same question. Or, is Obama, as Mitt Romney suggests, simply "over his head"?
  • US snubs out legal cigar transaction

    02/27/2012 6:39:56 PM PST · by Daffynition · 3 replies
    The Copenhagen Post ^ | February 27, 2012 | Peter Stanners
    Foreign minister intervenes after Danish man loses appeal to have 137,000 kroner returned to him by the Americans Due to the trade embargo, the trade in Cuban cigars is illegal in the USA (Photo: Colourbox) Authorities in the US have refused to return 137,000 kroner that was confiscated from a Danish policeman who attempted to legally purchase Cuban cigars from Germany. Torben Nřdskouv intended to resell the cigars through his small business Cigarhuset and made the transaction in dollars with a Hamburg-based distributor. But the transaction, which was automatically routed through the US, was picked up by American authorities who...
  • Homeschoolers can't be taught 'gay' sex sinful (in Alberta, CA)

    02/27/2012 6:32:39 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 24 replies · 2+ views ^ | 2/27/12 | WND Staff
    Homeschooling families will soon be forbidden from teaching that homosexual sex is sinful as part of their schooling program, according to the government of Alberta, Canada. Under the province’s Education Act, homeschoolers and religious schools will be banned from “disrespecting” people’s differences, Alberta Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk’s office told LifeSiteNews just last week. “Whatever the nature of schooling – homeschool, private school, Catholic school – we do not tolerate disrespect for differences,” said Donna McColl, Lukaszuk’s assistant director of communications. “You can affirm the family’s ideology in your family life, you just can’t do it as part of your educational...
  • Rick Santorum predicts a 'surprise' on eve of primaries

    02/27/2012 6:31:51 PM PST · by writer33 · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 02/27/12 | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Kalamazoo, Mich.— Rick Santorum sounded increasingly confident in his prospects in Tuesday's Michigan primary, telling hundreds here gathered on the eve of the contest that his hard work criss-crossing the state to greet voters was trumping rival Mitt Romney's financial edge. "I think we're going to surprise a few people tomorrow night," he told supporters in the gymnasium of Heritage Christian Academy. "And the reason I believe we're going to surprise people is because we've been actually going out there and talking about a positive vision for our country, something that can make people get excited about the...
  • Mark Levin Attacks Mr. Libertarian (AKA Murray Rothbard)

    02/27/2012 6:05:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 27, 2012 | Tom Woods
    Bestselling author Tom Woods responds to radio host Mark Levin's attack on the prolific and crucially important free-market economist Murray Rothbard.
  • Santorum Gains Allies Among Orthodox Jews

    02/27/2012 5:53:26 PM PST · by writer33 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/27/12 | Andrew Grossman
    Rick Santorum’s cultural conservatism is winning him support with a group of voters far from the Christian heartland: Orthodox Jews in New York. An organization calling itself Jews Pick Rick on Monday sent out a press release touting its support for Santorum. “Rick rightly considers the erosion in traditional American values as the cause for the spiraling economy and diminished respect in which the United States is held around the world,” said the release.
  • Santorum: Strike Iran Before It Has Nuclear Weapons

    02/27/2012 5:36:10 PM PST · by writer33 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 02/27/12 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the United States must be prepared to use missile strikes and air strikes against the Iranians if they continue their nuclear weapons development program. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV on the eve of the Michigan and Arizona primaries, Santorum was asked what actions he would take today to address the Iranian nuclear threat. “I would work hand in glove with the Israelis trying to discern the state of the Iranian nuclear program and then I would take actions accordingly,” he says.
  • Rasmussen: 39% Favor Free Health Care for All Americans

    02/27/2012 5:13:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Rasumssen ^ | 02/27/2012
    While the political debate continues over mandated free contraception for women, most voters now oppose the idea of free health care for all Americans. Opposition is even higher if voters are required to change their current insurance coverage to a government plan to make that free health care possible. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters believe health care should be made available free to all Americans. Fifty-one percent (51%) disagree and oppose universal free care. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail...
  • The Republican War of Words on College (Do they have anything against College?)

    02/27/2012 5:08:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 02/27/2012 | Jill Lawrence
    First came Mitt Romney's dismissive remarks about President Obama's "faculty lounge" pals. Now Rick Santorum is calling Obama snobby for urging people to go to college - and defending that view in a series of TV appearances. "There are lot of people in this country that have no desire or no aspiration to go to college, because they have a different set of skills and desires and dreams that don't include college," Santorum said Sunday on ABC's This Week. "We should not look down our nose" at people who go to trade school to learn carpentry or plumbing, he...