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  • Leaked DHS Memo Reveals Attempt to Skirt Immigration Law, Senate Republicans Demand Explanation

    11/10/2015 4:52:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/10/15 | Natalie Johnson
    Senate Republicans are asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain a leaked agency memo reportedly revealing that federal officials are planning to evade a federal court order barring pieces of President Barack Obama’s executive immigration actions.Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, led eight others on the committee in a letter sent to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson last week demanding he clarify the document.The agency’s proposed regulations would allow immigrants, including those in the U.S. illegally, to receive extended work permits if sponsored by an employer, even if the sponsorship is terminated or expired.The leaked memo states that a benefit of the proposed...
  • Survey shows what Americans really fear

    10/19/2015 7:12:01 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Shawn Price
    ORANGE, Calif., - A new study by a California university shows Americans have a much greater fear of the government, technology and pandemics than ghosts or zombies. Nearly 60 percent of Americans are afraid or very afraid of government corruption, the Chapman University Survey of American Fears found. At 58 percent, the subject topped a list of 88 items people were asked about, with personal appearance -- specifically what people thought of how you were dressed -- being last at 4.2 percent. Researchers quizzed 1,541 people across the United States about all their various fears and anxieties and nearly half...
  • ExclusiveDocuments: Congress Charges Secret Fee to Land Top Committee Spots

    10/21/2013 4:08:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10-21-13 | Wynton Hall
    Members of Congress must pay secret fees known as party dues to the Democratic and Republican parties to secure and maintain top committee chairmanships and assignments, newly uncovered internal documents reveal. The never-before-published lists are reprinted inside the new book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, written by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer. Senior congressional staffers say the committee price lists have long been rumored to exist but that few people on Capitol Hill have seen them, giving them an almost "mythical" quality. The book contains copies...
  • AP: Justice Dept: Zimmerman case under review

    07/14/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 275 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case.
  • The All-Seeing State - The inevitable corruption of the permanent bureaucracy (Mark Steyn)

    06/07/2013 4:33:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 7, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    A few years ago, after one corruption scandal too many, the then Liberal government in Canada announced that, to prevent further outbreaks of malfeasance, it would be hiring 300 new federal auditors plus a bunch of ethics czars, and mandating integrity provisions in government contracts, including prohibitions against paying, offering, demanding or accepting bribes. There were already plenty of laws against bribery, but one small additional sign on the desk should do the trick: Please do not attempt to bribe the Minister of the Crown as a refusal may offend. Also: Hes not allowed to bribe you, whatever he says....
  • Obamas Ineligibility: Our Last Chance to Save America

    01/02/2012 3:58:38 PM PST · by Ordinary_American · 40 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | January 2, 2012 | Lawrence Sellin
    AN OPEN LETTER TO STATE REPRESENTATIVES TO BLOCK OBAMA FROM THE BALLOT Sir, Maam, Natural born citizenship was clearly defined in the Supreme Court holding Minor vs. Happersett (1875). It was a case about womens suffrage, and in order to determine if Minor was allowed to vote, they had to define her citizenship. They said she was a natural born citizen because she was born in the US of citizen parents. It is a binding precedent that has never been superseded by any other Supreme Court holding or Constitutional Amendment and, therefore, supersedes all statutory law. As you may know,...
  • Former Kansas welfare worker: Illegal immigrants abused the system (Overwhelming fraud)

    03/14/2011 6:22:29 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    testimony today including a statement from a former welfare worker who described overwhelming levels of fraud by illegal immigrants. Lana Reed, who worked as a bilingual specialist for the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services in Overland Park from 2008 to 2010, urged lawmakers to adopt the bill targeting illegal immigration. She described a system overrun by illegal immigrants who used false Social Security numbers and other fraudulent documents to game the system. I witnessed overwhelming levels of fraud and corruption resulting in the waste of millions of taxpayer dollars, Reed told the House Judiciary Committee. Most of the fraud...
  • Demand Congress dismantle Obamacare scam

    03/13/2011 3:26:03 PM PDT · by opentalk · 36 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | March 13, 2011 | Tom Skoch
    GOTCHA government is profoundly unAmerican, but its what we get from the Obama Administration and the previous Congress that, it turns out, rigged the health reform law to deny the will of the people. The current Congress must act to un-do this heinous feature of the massive health reform bill that has come to light only recently.This past week, the conservative Heritage Foundation highlighted this scam recently uncovered by the Congressional Research Service. Heres the dirty doing: Hidden quietly inside the 2,700-page bulk of the health reform bill, unspoken and unknown to virtually all of Congress was a stash of...
  • Suisun City Calif Is Like Bell City Calif! (vanity)

    09/16/2010 11:37:07 AM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-15-2010 | Tea Party Reveler
  • The Left's ludicrous accusations against tea partiers

    03/31/2010 8:20:34 PM PDT · by Hanen2010 · 6 replies · 472+ views
    Examiner.com/DC Independent Examiner ^ | March 30, 2010 | James Simpson
    Forgive the obscene photo of Politically Incorrect show host Bill Maher, but it serves as a stark visual testimonial to the Left's true nature. Every day, the Left shows us with their own actions that they are exactly what they accuse conservatives and tea partiers of being. It is astonishing that they have the gall to accuse anyone of anything. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. But then we remember that the smear and the lie is all they have. As a post at Powerline relates, "It is liberals, not conservatives, who rely on ad hominem attacks,...
  • U.S. Cant Trace Foreign Visitors on Expired Visas

    10/12/2009 7:14:51 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 34 replies · 1,346+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2009 | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. and JULIA PRESTON
    DALLAS Eight years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and despite repeated mandates from Congress, the United States still has no reliable system for verifying that foreign visitors have left the country. New concern was focused on that security loophole last week, when Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19-year-old Jordanian who had overstayed his tourist visa, was accused in court of plotting to blow up a Dallas skyscraper. Last year alone, 2.9 million foreign visitors on temporary visas like Mr. Smadis checked in to the country but never officially checked out, immigration officials said... ...officials said, about 40 percent...
  • New Obama Budget cuts Military Raises. Isn't Congress considered "Federal Employees"? Guess not!!

    02/26/2009 12:22:17 PM PST · by BreeLee · 48 replies · 2,519+ views
    Conservative Women for Truth ^ | 02/26/2009 | Bree Lee
    Click on above image to see larger picI wish I could say that I am in "Shock and Awe", but it is more like "Shock and Disdain". It seems that now Obama is going to cap Federal and Milatary pay raises. Okay, I'm confused aren't our Congressional leaders "Federal Employees"? Didn't they just take a pay raise of almost 3% back in December? Now tell me this, does it make sense to cut the raises that our Military Personnell get for defending our country and putting their life on the line every day, but not to cut the raises of...
  • For Sale

    12/12/2008 9:20:29 AM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies · 378+ views
    Charlie Daniels Soapbox ^ | Dec. 12, 2008 | Charlie Daniels
    Well, I guess we all know about Illinois' governor, Rod Blagojevich, trying to sell Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. I've gotten used to learning about crooked politicians but this guy Blagojevich is either extremely brazen or just plain hillbilly dumb. Even knowing that he was under investigation for corruption, he was legally taped on the telephone talking about the rewards he could reap by appointing certain people to the Senate. A couple of years ago Louisiana Congressman, William Jefferson, was relieved of duty for accepting money for political favors. He must have made a lot of it because he had...
  • Looking for Piece from RushLimbaugh.com about history of corruption in DC Government

    11/30/2005 3:05:01 PM PST · by Engine82 · 7 replies · 632+ views
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown
    Rush talked about this article on his show yesterday and had a link on his website. It is gone now. Anyone know where to find a copy?
  • (ILLEGAL) IMMIGRANT MOTHERS ALLOWED BACK HOME (SWIFT)

    12/15/2006 3:01:08 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 18 replies · 1,129+ views
    KHAS TV NEWS ^ | 12/15/08 | Robert Price
    Not all of the suspected illegal immigrants detained in the raid are in Iowa some are back in Grand Island. In cases where married couples with children both worked at Swift and were detained, the mother has been allowed to return to her kids. One of the alleged illegal immigrants is back at home, but her husband is still with authorities somewhere in Iowa. The 261 suspected illegal immigrants detained in Tuesday's Swift raid were made up of both men and women, some of whom were married to each other. If they had kids, the mom could go home. Thursday...
  • Injuries from library work boosting Santa Cruz bills

    12/16/2003 8:08:40 PM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 14 replies · 285+ views
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | Tue, Dec. 16, 2003 | David L. Beck
    Are you tough enough to be a Santa Cruz librarian? Think twice before you answer. For the past six years, 76 workers' compensation claims in the city-county library system amount to about $460,000 in medical bills, lost work time and other costs. There were 17 claims last year alone. That's a far higher injury rate than other systems report. With four times the workforce at about 400 employees, Santa Clara County's library system reported 18 worker claims in 2003. Los Gatos' public library, with a staff of 32, had one injury claim in 2003. A San Jose Public...
  • Philip Morris Files to Stop Award (Illinois to get what it deserves.)

    04/18/2003 1:08:22 PM PDT · by samuel_adams_us · 6 replies · 169+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri April 18, 2003 11:26 AM ET
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Philip Morris USA, in an effort to whittle down a $10.1 billion damages award, asked a judge in Chicago on Friday to permanently block $3 billion in punitive damages that was assigned to the state of Illinois last month by another judge. Thomas Frederick, an attorney representing the cigarette maker, said he filed a complaint in Cook County Circuit Court seeking a permanent injunction against Illinois collecting that money. The company argued the state had relinquished any future claims against Philip Morris when it joined 45 other states in a settlement with U.S. tobacco companies in 1998....
  • Zimbabwe Declares Food Disaster: Newsmen Arrested

    05/01/2002 4:28:19 AM PDT · by Mom_Grandmother · 13 replies · 195+ views
    Stuff.com (Independent Newspapers LTD) ^ | 5/01/02 | World News Story
    WORLD NEWS WEDNESDAY, 01 MAY 2002 W O R L D N E W S S T O R Y Zimbabwe declares food disaster, newsmen arrested 01 May 2002 HARARE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe declared a nationwide "state of disaster" yesterday as a food crisis blamed on drought and the government's seizure of white-owned farms threatened thousands with starvation. It is the Mugabe government's strongest admission to date of the gravity of the crisis after months of warnings from local and foreign aid agencies. "As a result of the prevalent drought, a state of disaster exists in all communal lands...
  • Something Rotten in....Troutdale

    04/03/2002 4:29:10 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 23 replies · 186+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | April 1, 2002 | Fred Delkin
    An attempt by city government to grant itself broad new powers incited a successful voter rebellion in Troutdale [Oregon] this March. A special election created an overwhelming defeat of a city measure to establish an urban renewal district to function under total control of the Portland suburb's mayor and city council. A feisty Troutdale citizen, Roman York, led a citizens' effort to collect enough voter signatures to refer somewhat subversively-created city ordinances to a vote of the people via a public ballot measure....resulted in over 73% of those voting saying no to the city's plan. York's activist group, Americans for...