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  • Alleged 'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker taken in for interviewing by deputies

    09/15/2012 1:08:09 AM PDT · by bd476 · 162 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2012
    Just after midnight, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Arab world. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies escorted a man believed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to an awaiting car. The man declined to answer questions on his way out and wore a hat and a towel over his face. He kept his hands in the pocket of a winter coat. Sheriff's officials could not be reached by The Times, but department spokesman Steve Whitmore told NBC4 that deputies assisting...
  • Google rejects White House request to pull Mohammad film clip

    09/15/2012 6:31:17 AM PDT · by tje · 32 replies
    rooters ^ | Sep 15, 2012 | Gerry Shih
    (Reuters) - Google Inc rejected a request by the White House on Friday to reconsider its decision to keep online a controversial YouTube movie clip that has ignited anti-American protests in the Middle East. The Internet company said it was censoring the video in India and Indonesia after blocking it on Wednesday in Egypt and Libya, where U.S. embassies have been stormed by protestors enraged over depiction of the Prophet Mohammad as a fraud and philanderer.
  • Gun control is a moving target

    09/15/2012 6:25:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    law.com ^ | 17 September, 2012 | Robert Steinbuch
    I served as a counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, attached to a U.S. senator who was one of the original co-sponsors of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. I worked in the Senate when the act was up for renewal. The law was not re-enacted. With the recent media coverage of several incidents of tragic firearms violence, questions of gun control have risen again. Answers are complex. The positions of those who oppose any restrictions and those who are against civilian gun ownership are relatively simple. The former tend to blanket themselves in the Second Amendment, notwithstanding that no court...
  • Hard Truths for Hispanic and African-American Voters

    09/15/2012 5:21:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2012 | Keith Edwards
    "The largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States last year remained Hispanics at 52 million, or nearly 17 percent of the nation's population. The Black population was 43.9 million." As the current largest minority voting bloc in America, it would behoove Hispanics to examine the facts of how African-Americans, the former largest minority voting bloc, are currently doing economically and socially after such a long history of support for the Democratic Party. African-Americans have been major supporters of the Democratic Party since 1964, when the Civil Rights Act was passed under Democrat President Lyndon Johnson. For almost six...
  • Brad Pitt is Pro-Gun?

    09/15/2012 1:25:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 14, 2012 | NA
    It is probably safe to say that a majority of Hollywood's stars and A-list actors fall on the anti-gun side of the aisle when it comes to their view of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Historically, not all are anti-gun--Charlton Heston, Tom Selleck, and Chuck Norris, for instance--but a majority are. And for those stars who are pro-gun, openly admitting to that fact these days would bring almost certain disdain and attack from their peers (think Rosie O'Donnell). It comes as somewhat of a surprise, then, that mega-star Brad Pitt recently had so much to say about the...
  • Judge Blocks Iowa Plan Challenging Voters (once again, judicial tyranny)

    09/14/2012 9:36:40 PM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 6 replies
    A district court judge says Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz cannot move forward with new rules that would challenge voters appearing on databases as noncitizens. Judge Mary Pat Gunderson issued a ruling Friday blocking Schultz from implementing voting rules he established without holding a public hearing. Schultz created the new rules in July, using an administrative emergency rulemaking process. He says he needed to act quickly before the November election because noncitizens might be registered to vote. Both Sides of Lawsuit React Here is the news release issued by Secretary of State Matt Schultz: Secretary of State Matt Schultz...
  • ATHEISTS' AND MUSLIMS' CROSS TO BEAR

    09/14/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/14/12 | Matt Barber
    "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." (2 Corinthians 4:4) While America mourned the 11th anniversary of the Islamic attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, atheist radicals were throwing fuel on the fire. While millions were praying for the friends and families of precious souls lost, self-styled “progressives” were preying upon the most significant symbol of hope to which many of the grieving clung. The 17-foot steel-beam cross, found amid the rubble of the once...
  • Schumer Statement On Obama Administration Report On Sequestration

    09/14/2012 3:39:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 9/14/12 | U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
    Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Friday in response to the sequestration report issued by the Office of Management and Budget:“There’s a one-word solution to the looming threat of these across-the-board cuts: revenues. The trigger was never meant to be activated, and we can avoid it as soon as Republicans get serious about a balanced deficit reduction plan.”
  • An act of war, not 'senseless violence' [Newt on Obama and Jihad]

    09/14/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT · by JediJones · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/13/12 | Newt Gingrich
    [Obama and Clinton] again perpetuated the kind of intellectual dishonesty that cripples the U.S. response to radical Islamists. This concept of “senseless violence” is at the heart of the left’s refusal to confront the reality of radical Islamists. These are not acts of senseless violence. These are acts of war. Our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans...are combat casualties... ...the president is so committed to a leftist worldview that he cannot allow himself to face these facts. It is inconceivable that there just happened to be attacks in Egypt and Libya on Sept. 11. Yet...it had clearly not occurred...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Lose in Rhode Island

    09/14/2012 2:52:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Citizen Link ^ | September 14, 2012 | Bethany Monk
    Five of the six Rhode Island Senate candidates who support same-sex marriage lost during the state’s Democratic primaries Wednesday, despite massive backing from special-interest groups.“The Rhode Island Senate looks like it will again be safe for defending marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” National Organization for Marriage Northeast Director Chris Plante told CitizenLink.Incumbent Sen. Mike McCaffrey, who supports marriage and the right to life, beat Laura Pisaturo, who supports same-sex marriage.In addition to Pisaturo, the other same-sex marriage supporters challenging incumbents or vying for open seats who lost Wednesday are David Gorman, Gene Dyszlewski, Lewis Pryeor,...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Hey Hey it’s Ray Friday! September-12-2012

    09/14/2012 2:21:11 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 40 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. 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 TyrannyWelcome 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
  • Obama submits to Brotherhood, asks for suppression of anti-Islam video

    09/14/2012 2:07:06 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood’s demand that the federal government suppress a satirical video of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the National Security Council, told the Washington Post that the White House has “reached out to YouTube to call the video to their attention and ask them to review whether it violates their terms of use.” Youtube’s executives shut down videos that they deem “hate speech.” Obama’s request complies with the Sept. 13 demand and threat by the brotherhood, which now governs the Arab world’s largest country, Egypt. “Hurting the feelings of one...
  • Indefinite Detention Provisions Struck Down by Fed Judge

    09/14/2012 1:33:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 September 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Judge Katherine Forrest, a New York federal judge, struck down a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that allows Americans to be indefinitely detained just for being accused of supporting terrorist groups. The ruling was in response to a lawsuit brought by journalists and scholars who were concerned that the NDAA would allow them to be indefinitely detained for speaking their minds. Judge Forrest’s ruling reaffirms a ruling she issued back in May against the indefinite detention provision.The National Defense Authorization Act has been quite controversial because it includes provisions that permit the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens....
  • Black Flag of Islam Flies Over US Embassy in Tunisia as Attacks on America Continue Around the Globe

    09/14/2012 1:23:16 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 40 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | Leader Staff.
    A black Islamic flag is currently flying over the U.S. embassy in Tunisia after it had been stormed by an angry mob of protesters, who were upset over an anti-Islam film that was made by Americans. This is just one of many incidents occurring around the world today, in which Americans are being targeted. In Tunis, the mob overran the compound, scaling walls and setting fire to trees before tearing down the American flag and replacing it with a symbol of Islam. It is not thought that any U.S. staff were actually in the embassy in Tunis. An American school...
  • Kansas panel delays ballot decision on Obama

    09/14/2012 1:06:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 21 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | Tim Carpenter
    Three of the state's top elected Republicans on Thursday determined they lacked sufficient evidence of President Barack Obama's birth records to decide whether to remove the Democratic nominee from the November ballot in Kansas. The State Objections Board comprised of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer postponed until Monday action on a complaint filed by a Manhattan resident pending review of a copy of Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii. "I don't think it's a frivolous objection," Kobach said. "I do think the factual record could be supplemented." Requests were to be sent...
  • Paul Ryan to 'values voters': If Obama wins, there's no going back

    09/14/2012 12:56:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 14, 2012 | David Grant
    Speaking at the one of the largest annual gatherings for social conservatives Friday, Paul Ryan's message was a punch to the gut: If you allow President Obama to be reelected, there’s no going back. “If we renew the contract, we will get the same deal – with only one difference. In a second term, he will never answer to you again,” Congressman Ryan said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday. “In so many ways, starting with Obamacare, reelecting this president would set in motion things that can never be called back. It would be a choice...
  • Obama and Reagan: The Likability Factor (Lou Cannon)

    09/14/2012 12:48:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Lou Cannon
    Stuart K. Spencer, the grizzled political strategist who helped Ronald Reagan become governor of California and president of the United States, believes Barack Obama holds an edge over Mitt Romney that he compares to the advantage Reagan often had over his opponents... --snip-- Two decades later Howell Raines wrote that “Clifford was charged in a banking scandal and the dunce ended the Cold War.” Reagan was a transformational as well as likable president. He pledged to cut taxes, increase defense spending and balance the budget, carrying out the first two promises at the expense of the third. In his second...
  • Who Belongs to Whom?

    09/14/2012 9:50:53 AM PDT · by HDCochran · 12 replies
    Self
    Obama said we all belong to the government. I believe he has it backward. I believe the government belongs to all of us.
  • RYAN'S SPEECH @ VALUES VOTERS: 44's RECORD ALSO NOW BURNING IN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH!

    09/14/2012 9:16:33 AM PDT · by Wings-n-Wind · 33 replies
    FNC TV | 9/14/12 | self
    Paul Ryan pulled no punches! When the lone heckler tried his craft--- He was shouted down "USA USA USA" and escorted out. Our next VP is a very intelligent and well-spoken young man...
  • Campaigns Funding… the Media

    09/14/2012 8:04:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2012 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- The lamestream media told you: NBC News is reporting that American politics has reached a milestone. Spending on the 2012 presidential campaign for broadcast radio and TV has surpassed a half billion dollars, and that was before Labor Day, according to Brian Williams. That is greater than the entire cost of the campaign in 2008. The implication is that money is ruling politics and that is not a good thing. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Missing from NBC’s report is who GETS the money. NBC does, along with their other media colleagues. The broadcast media and...