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  • ‘Switch to that unicorn power’: Obama to announce major escalation of ‘war on energy’

    08/02/2015 10:01:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Hope you like increasing prices, everyone! #ForTheMiddleClass https://twitter.com/WSJPolitics/status/627796768328183808 … It’s not like Americans weren’t warned. All in the name of fighting “climate change,” of course. Has that ever really been a barrier for this administration?
  • Here’s How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones

    08/02/2015 10:03:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attacker–or attackers–use a gun. Yet many of the most infamous attacks take place in gun free zones–places where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire. What follows are just a few of the many examples of shootings in gun free zones that could be listed. There is not one type of firearm that can be blamed–the weapon used was sometimes a handgun, sometimes a rifle, other times a shotgun–nor is there one...
  • Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

    08/02/2015 7:22:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    the Federalist.com ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting July 31, 2015 By Mollie Hemingway A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children. Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation. Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President...
  • Court Threatens Obama IRS Commissioner With Contempt (Weekly Update)

    08/01/2015 10:40:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. Judicial Watch Exposes Key Document in Government-Funded Race-Based Hawaii Separatist Vote Judicial Watch Partners with TheBlaze On Documentary On Border Narco-Terror Threat: “The Sun City Cell” Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. This was quite the week for those of us demanding that the Obama IRS be held accountable to the rule of law for its abuse of innocent taxpayers. We received more documents that expose more Obama administration misconduct and lies in the IRS scandal. And...
  • Hillary aide Huma Abedin under investigation for overpayments at State Department

    08/01/2015 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Baynative · 41 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The office of inspector general at the State Department is investigating longtime Hillary Clinton friend and aide Huma Abedin for recieving pay she was not eligible for while she worked for Clinton at the State Department. The issues surround Abedin's salary being paid while she was on vacation and on maternity leave from her job at State.
  • Planned Parenthood Received Millions of Dollars After Lobbying Clinton’s State Department

    08/01/2015 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    Planned Parenthood lobbied the Department of State many times during Hillary Clinton’s tenure there and received tens of millions of dollars from foreign policy agencies over the past few years, according to a new report. As secretary of state, Clinton attacked the Mexico City Policy, which bans federal funding of abortion overseas. Her husband revoked the policy during his administration and President Obama lifted the ban upon taking office in 2009. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is tied to the State Department, steered more than $100 million in funding to Planned Parenthood, its international affiliates, and...
  • After boosting the sales tax, Preckwinkle now wants $130 million in pay hikes (Crook County IL)

    07/31/2015 8:25:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | 7/30/2015 | GREG HINZ
    Cook County Cook County Board Toni Preckwinkle Government and Politics Infrastructure More + Preckwinkle-seeks-pay-hikes-following-Cook-County-sales-tax-increase.com Photo by Manuel Martinez Just two weeks after raising the sales tax to pay for pensions, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is moving to give tens of millions of dollars a year in pay hikes to county workers. Legislation introduced yesterday by the county chief would extend raises of up to 6.5 percent throughout county government. Only those who make more than $200,000 in annual salary would be excluded. The proposal, sent to a Cook County Board committee for review, extends to other unionized employees...
  • We Now Know Where Lois Lerner's Emails and Backup Tapes Were Destroyed

    07/31/2015 12:59:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    There have been dozens of questions surrounding the disappearance of emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS targeting scandal. Some of Lerner's emails have been recovered, after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said under oath they were lost forever. Thousands are still missing. But perhaps the most compelling questions that have been asked since the IRS targeting scandal broke in May 2013 are 1) Exactly where were Lerner's emails and backup tapes destroyed? 2) Who destroyed them? Now, we have an answer. According to Americans for Tax Reform,Lerner's hard drive was...
  • BOOM: Donald Trump’s Pick For Attorney General… Liberals’ Worst Nightmare

    07/30/2015 3:34:23 PM PDT · by Amntn · 116 replies
    Allen B West.com ^ | 7/30/15 | Michelle Jesse
    Whatever your feelings about presidential hopeful Donald Trump, you may just love his pick for attorney general. Maybe even as much as liberals will hate it.
  • Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on...

    07/30/2015 3:23:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 30, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on Clinton Emails (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that Secretary of State John Kerry asked a court to delay by nearly 40 days his obligation to answer a Judicial Watch lawsuit that seeks to force Kerry to take steps to “recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S. Department of State employees ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John F. Kerry (No. 1:15-cv-00785)). Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on May 28, and the State Department is obligated to...
  • [Church of Scientology Press Release] Medicare at 50 - Still Flawed, After All These Years

    Medicare at 50--Still Flawed, After All These Years ST. PAUL, Minn.—This Thursday, Medicare will mark a milestone—50 years since it was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965. Designed as part of LBJ’s “Great Society” initiative, Medicare was intended to provide low-cost hospitalization and medical insurance for the nation’s elderly. But the program has been in crisis for years and needs an escape plan, not a rescue plan, says Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and...
  • Reported two-month gap in Clinton emails coincides with escalating Libya violence

    07/29/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-29-15
    A reported two-month gap in emails from Hillary Clinton's private account during 2012 coincides with a period of escalating violence in Libya and the obtaining of a special exemption by her top aide, Huma Abedin, to work for both the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. The Daily Beast reported late Tuesday that no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff for the months of May and June 2012 are among the estimated 2,000 messages that have been released from the Democratic presidential frontrunner's account. A State Department spokesman told The Daily Beast that only emails related to the...
  • Judicial Watch: IRS Produces Recovered Lerner Emails

    07/29/2015 9:53:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 28, 2015
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch released 906 pages of newly recovered Lois Lerner emails from the IRS that are believed to recently have been recovered by the IRS’ internal watchdog – the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).  The IRS released the emails under a court order by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan.  The new documents show that Lois Lerner and other top officials in the Exempt Organizations Unit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including soon-to-be Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller, closely monitored and approved the controversial handling of tax-exempt applications by Tea Party organizations.  The documents also show that...
  • 'The Olympics are dead': Does anyone want to be a host city any more?

    07/29/2015 6:52:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 28, 2015 | Les Carpenter
    The reason Boston’s residents didn’t want to be Athens is the same reason the residents of Oslo or Krakow or Stockholm don’t want to be Athens. Hosting an Olympics is a corporate sinkhole sucking billions of dollars and a city’s future into a bottomless abyss of excess. The internet is clogged with slide shows of empty, broken, useless stadiums built in the euphoria of a coming Olympics or World Cup then abandoned soon after, allowed to fill with weeds, rodents and other signs of human escape. Is there a better sign of Greece’s collapse than a pile of useless sports...
  • U. S. Rep. Fattah (Dem - Philly) indicted, allegedly took illegal $1 million loan (etc.)

    07/29/2015 9:12:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chris Brennan and Jeremy Roebuck
    U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and four associates were indicted Wednesday on racketeering charges "involving several schemes that were intended to further the political and financial interests" of them all, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. [Snip] They include accepting a $1 million illegal loan for Fattah's failed 2007 mayoral campaign from a "wealthy supporter" and then repaying some of it using "charitable and federal grant funds" that passed through a non-profit founded and controlled by Fattah, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The indictment also accuses Fattah of seeking a $15 million federal grant for a political consultant in order...
  • SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ‘Monster’ Named, “Tax Evasion

    07/27/2015 9:35:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Tea Party Crusaders ^ | July 27th, 2015 | crusader
    SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ‘Monster’ Named, “Tax Evasion.” Which will Eat Away his Political Power. [ Full title]. George Soros is one of the left’s most powerful money men. In January of this year, Western Journalism reported on the millions of dollars that liberal billionaire George Soros and his politically involved foundations gave to help various groups of Ferguson protesters. “Buses of activists from a litany of organizations — all funded in part by Mr. Soros” showed up in the Missouri city scorched by riots related to the police-involved death of Michael Brown. Soros,...
  • Hillary: I’m ‘Offended Personally’ by Huckabee’s ‘Inflammatory’ Iran Comments

    07/27/2015 11:56:30 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday while campaigning in in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacted to Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee saying the Iran nuclear deal was Obama leading Israelis to the “door of the oven,” Hillary said, “Comments like these are offensive and they have no place in our political dialogue. I am disappointed and I’m really offended personally. I know Governor Huckabee. I have a cordial relationship with him. He served as the Governor of Arkansas. But I find this kind of inflammatory rhetoric totally unacceptable.”
  • Senators and Representative....

    07/27/2015 8:41:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27
    myself ^ | July 27, 2015 | HarleyLady27
    I posted earlier that I was going to post some items about my Senators and Reps....and hopefully I will be able to do this....this is just for information and to let people know how our government is being trashed...
  • President Obama Blocks Independent Inspector General Investigations

    07/26/2015 5:09:23 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 25, 2015 | sundance
    WASHINGTON DC – The Obama administration formally announced that inspectors general will have to get permission from their agency heads to gain access to grand jury, wiretap and fair credit information — an action that severely limits the watchdogs’ oversight capabilities, independence and power to uncover fraud. An opinion, issued by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel, says the Inspector General Act of 1978 — which was written by Congress to create the government watchdogs in order to help maintain integrity within their agencies — does not have the authority to override nondisclosure provisions in other laws, most...
  • Sen. Heller, John McCain Wouldn't Accept Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/25/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it.” On July 21–just 5 days after the heinous attack in Chattanooga–Senator Heller re-introduced his amendment...
  • U.S. Bank Stadium could be coming in over budget, Duane Benson discusses future

    07/25/2015 1:31:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    kttc ^ | 7-23-15 | Ali Killam
    Some controversy is swirling around the new Vikings Stadium, as some are saying the project could be millions of dollars over budget. One member of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is speaking out on the issue and facing opposition from other members. Duane Benson has served as the MSFA treasurer since the group's inception back in 2012, however, he is preparing to leave the group in light of recent turmoil and says the $1.1 billion project's finances are anything but in order at the moment. As the groundbreaking project continues to break the bank, Benson says there is a problem--perhaps...
  • Ex-NY State Sen. Leader John Sampson Convicted

    07/25/2015 12:34:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 25, 2015 | NLPC Staff
    New York State Senator John Sampson, a Democrat of Brooklyn, was convicted yesterday on three counts, including obstruction of justice. He was acquitted on six others, but the conviction should result in significant prison time. No date has yet been set for sentencing. Between 1998 and 2008, Sampson allegedly embezzled approximately $440,000 from the foreclosure sales of four Brooklyn properties on which he was a court- appointed referee. The embezzlement charges were thrown out because the state of limitations expired. The charges on which he was convicted relate to the cover-up. Reportedly, the Sampson investigation was an extension of...
  • Watch Ted Cruz unleashed: 'Washington cartel' conspires against Americans

    07/25/2015 11:09:00 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    WND ^ | June 24,2015 | Garth Kant
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  • Hillary Clinton accepts invitation to testify before Benghazi committee

    07/25/2015 10:25:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Hillary Clinton accepted on Friday an invitation to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in October. Chairman Trey Gowdy asked Clinton to appear before the committee earlier this week, according to campaign spokesman Nick Merrill. Merrill also disputed media reports that Clinton had handled classified information improperly on her private email server, which prompted two inspectors general to refer the matter to the Justice Department for a possible criminal investigation. "Friday began with the printing of a story that was false," Merrill said in a statement. "Entities from the highest levels of two branches of government have now...
  • Granny’s Got a Gun: More Seniors Now Purchasing Firearms

    07/25/2015 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    If you thought the elderly's weapon of choice was their knitting needle, think again. A growing trend reveals that today’s senior citizens are taking advantage of their Second Amendment rights just as much as younger generations. One gun store in Georgia, Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, has seen an influx of senior citizens eager to get their hands on firearms. Sandy Springs records show a 30 percent increase among seniors buying guns, or showing up for target practice. Even more telling are statistics from Dekalb County which show that out of 1,800 gun applications, 244 were over 55 years old....
  • Cruz SLAMS McConnell on Senate Floor

    Impassioned speech on Senate floor by Ted Cruz.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isn’t the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle–allegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Francisco’s Pier 14–and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • AFL-CIO Controlled Union Intervenes, Cancels Trump’s Border Tour Planned by Local Agents

    07/22/2015 9:34:12 PM PDT · by Will88 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Donald Trump’s planned tour of the Laredo Sector of the Texas -Mexico border has been canceled by the national AFL-CIO-controlled union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC).
  • American Coyotes: Enforcers caught in corruption of ‘dirty’ Texas towns (Part 3 of 7)

    07/21/2015 8:52:47 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 4 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 21 July 2015 | Carl Prine
    EDINBURG, Texas – When it comes to corrupt public officials aiding the smugglers of drugs and illegal immigrants, this is the dirtiest town, in the most crooked county, in the most bribable state along the U.S.-Mexico border, court records show. Federal prosecutors convicted 206 defendants on public corruption charges in the border counties of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California in 2013 and 2014 — 52 people who offered bribes, and 154 local, county, state and federal employees who pocketed those or smuggled people or narcotics. Texas had 166 convictions, 34 in Hidalgo County alone, with a dozen cases linked...
  • Second Undercover Video Features Planned Parenthood Abortion Doctor ‘Haggling’ Over the Price...

    07/21/2015 6:28:55 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/21/2015 | Billy Hallowell
    A pro-life and medical ethics group has released a second undercover video that claims to show a Planned Parenthood Federation of America official “haggling” over aborted fetuses, as well as the abortion methods used to procure “specimens.” The heavily edited, more than eight-minute video from the Center for Medical Progress features a discussion between two actors posing as tissue buyers and Dr. Mary Gatter, a doctor at Planned Parenthood and the president of the medical doctors’ council. While Gatter is seen repeatedly stating in the clip — which was filmed in February 2015 — that, ”We’re not in it for...
  • New "White Privilege Tax" for all White People Supported by Minorities...

    07/21/2015 3:52:25 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 20, 2015 | Mark Dice
    Full Title: New "White Privilege Tax" for all White People Supported by Minorities in Shocking Racism Experiment In a shocking experiment, media analyst Mark Dice asks minorities in San Diego, California to sign a petition to support adding a "White Privilege Tax" on the income of all white Americans to help fund social programs for minority communities to offset Caucasians' supposed "white privilege." The results are disturbing. Email Mark@MarkDice.com for interview requests. *SUBSCRIBE* for NEW enlightening videos DAILY. Let everyone know what you think by sounding off in the comments section, give this video a thumbs up if you liked...
  • 'Crisis' hit Zimbabwe wants white farmers back – report

    07/20/2015 4:25:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    News 24 ^ | 7/16/15
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government has reportedly indicated, for the first time, that it may hand back land to some white farmers whose farms were forcibly taken away from them during the height of the country’s controversial land reform programme. This comes a decade and a half after the Zimbabwean government seized large swaths of land from white farmers in the country - a move that saw a drastic deterioration in the country's economy. According to The Telegraph, Minister of Lands Douglas Mombeshora said provincial leaders had been tasked to come up with names of white farmers they wanted to...
  • And people want the Clintons back in the White House...

    07/20/2015 10:27:33 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 5/18/2015 | WND
    Here they are: Hillary's 22 biggest scandals ever Does America really want '2 Clintons for price of 1' back in White House? Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/here-they-are-hillarys-22-biggest-scandals-ever/#dP1OzM63jJ7JxURP.99
  • Guess Who’s Getting Big Bucks from Planned Parenthood?

    07/19/2015 8:03:38 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 7 replies
    The Federalist Papers.org ^ | July 19,2015 | By Russ Hepler
    We know that Planned Parenthood receives about half a billion dollars of U.S. taxpayer money each year. Most states also give the state Planned Parenthood affiliates millions of tax dollars annually. Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate of choice for Planned Parenthood employees, according to campaign financial records released Wednesday. The former secretary of state collected nearly $10,000 from nine individuals who work for the country’s largest abortion provider, including from several high ranking executives at the billion-dollar operation. The first quarter fundraising total nearly matches the amount Clinton received over the course of her previous three political runs. But...
  • Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor

    07/19/2015 4:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Lubbockonline.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Donald R. May
    Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor Submitted by Donald R. May on July 19, 2015 - 1:55am Barack Hussein Obama does not seem to be in mourning for the four Marines and one Sailor killed in Chattanooga by the Islamic Terrorist. Many flags across our nation are flying at half-staff, but not by order of President Obama. He did not order flags at the White House and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. Obama did make the effort to light the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling...
  • BREAKING: Obama Released TOP IRANIAN SCIENTIST as Part of Nuke Deal; Left Americans to Rot in Hell

    07/18/2015 6:55:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul 18th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Barack Obama lashed out at CBS reporter Major Garrett after he asked him about the four Americans left behind to languish in Iranian prisons. ... The Obama administration did nothing to free American hostages during their talks with the Iranian regime. ... Now we know… Obama released a top Iranian scientist as part of the deal but left the Americans to rot in hell in Iranian prisons. ... No wonder he didn’t want reporters talking about it!
  • Congressional Republicans have already capitulated on Obama’s disastrous Iran deal

    07/17/2015 2:57:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies
    AEIdeas ^ | July 15, 2015 | Marc A. Thiessen
    the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) negotiated with Obama guarantees that the Republican Congress will give its stamp of approval to Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Worse, it gives Democrats political cover by allowing them to vote against the Iran agreement without actually killing it – so they can say they opposed this disastrous deal without actually delivering an embarrassing defeat to their president. Instead of requiring that Congress vote to affirmatively approve the Obama-Iran agreement before it can take effect, Congressional Republicans agreed to move forward with a “resolution of disapproval” – which allows...
  • Democrats Move Sharply Left On Economics

    07/17/2015 3:40:36 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 64 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 07/16/2015 | HAROLD MEYERSON
    In case anyone entertained doubts, Hillary Rodham Clinton's Monday speech on the economy offered proof positive that the center of the Democratic Party has moved left. Her address contained all the elements of the party's analysis of 21st-century American capitalism: • Economic rewards go only to the rich ("successful CEOs and money managers," as she put it). • Corporations reward shareholders and top executives at the expense of investment and employees. • The decimation of unions has left workers powerless to demand their share of the revenue they produce. • Sluggishness of investment, worker income and consumption has made the...
  • 'Playing army': Military reservists with DEA jobs say agency bosses ridiculed their service

    07/16/2015 9:03:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Lee Ross & William LaJeunesse
    More than a dozen senior Drug Enforcement Administration agents who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan as military reservists claim their bosses within the law enforcement agency ridiculed their service, assigned them to jobs their war injuries made especially difficult -- and, in one case, allegedly planted a cellphone in an agent's car to track his movements and record conversations. The agents, who have filed a formal complaint with a federal watchdog agency over allegations that date back more than a decade, believe they were singled out from other veterans within the agency because their duties caused staffing problems, according to...
  • 'Rome is on the verge of collapse,' according to its Chamber of Commerce president

    07/16/2015 8:10:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2015 | NICK SQUIRES, THE TELEGRAPH
    No Roman Holiday – the Eternal City is in chronic decline as a result of a toxic mix of corruption, debt, poor administration, and shabby infrastructure It may boast the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the glories that were ancient Rome, but the city is now in chronic decline, its business leaders and inhabitants have warned. The Eternal City is facing crisis, with its administration engulfed in corruption scandals and debt, its roads scarred by potholes, the main airport partially closed, and a growing immigration crisis. For generations the Italian capital has rested on past glories rather than built...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby's police officer family members used cocaine, fired from force

    07/14/2015 6:50:11 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    FOX5 ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Emily Miller
    WASHINGTON - Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, catapulted to national fame when she decided in early May to prosecute six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. In her remarks, Mosby used her family of Boston police officers as a shield against critics who said she could not fairly prosecute the case. --- snip --- Sources told me to look into Mosby’s family’s personnel records at the Boston Police Department. Two months ago, I put in Public Records Law request for personnel records for Mosby's mother and two uncles. --- snip --- In 2003, Linda Thompson was...
  • Dem Judge Orders Psych Counseling For D’Souza

    07/14/2015 6:11:45 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 83 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. D’Souza’s defense counsel Benjamin Brafman provided evidence to the court that the psychiatrist D’Souza was ordered to see found no indication of depression or reason for medication. In addition, the psychologist D’Souza subsequently consulted provided a written statement concluding there was no need to continue the consultation, because D’Souza was...
  • Greece is a victim of its own cronyism and corruption

    07/13/2015 3:22:29 AM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Jul 2015 | Pavlos Eleftheriadis
    Starting in the Eighties populist spending and cronyism became the norm for both main parties, PaSoK and the conservative New Democracy party, which followed Papandreou’s practices when it returned to power in the 1990s. The civil service became part of the spoils of government. There was no room for universal benefits or long-term strategies of assisting the poor. Everyone was out to secure the best short-term outcome for themselves. The big winners were the public sector unions, the utility companies’ unions and the professionals: doctors, lawyers, engineers, pharmacists. The economy remained closed and protectionist, working largely for the benefit of...
  • Ugly: The Aftershocks of a Tea-Party Suicide

    07/12/2015 5:12:04 PM PDT · by oblomov · 17 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 15 June 2015 | Marin Cogan
    One evening several years ago, John Mary was up late reading a local blog when he came across a comment from a man who said he lived in Gulfport, Mississippi. The commenter had been watching his kid mow a relative’s lawn, he wrote, when a couple approached the boy and asked if he could cut their grass sometime. The commenter recognized the man. It was Senator Thad Cochran, he wrote, and the woman with him sure as hell wasn’t his wife. The gossip stuck with Mary, a 62-year-old from Hattiesburg, about 70 miles north of Gulfport. But he didn’t think...
  • Mexico: Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes through tunnel

    07/12/2015 2:33:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 7/12/2015 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico mounted an all-out manhunt Sunday for its most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the shower area of his cell, according to the country's top security official. The elaborate underground escape route, built allegedly without the detection of authorities, allowed Guzman to do what Mexican officials promised would never happen after his re-capture last year — slip out of one of the country's most secure penitentiaries for the second time. If Guzman is not captured immediately,...
  • Why Is Humana's CEO Praising ObamaCare As Rate Shocks Loom?

    07/10/2015 3:25:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/09/2015 | Staff
    Crony Capitalism: Across the country, health insurers are asking for huge ObamaCare premium increases, blaming new costs imposed by the law. So why is a top industry CEO praising ObamaCare as being great for consumers?
  • U.S. Worsens Mexican Violence by Returning Criminal Aliens to Border Cities, Mayors Say

    07/09/2015 12:16:29 PM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/10 | Diane Macedo
    A coalition of Mexican mayors has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. to Mexican border cities, saying the deportations are contributing to Mexican border violence. The request was made at a recent San Diego conference in which the mayors of four Mexican border cities and one U.S. mayor, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, gathered to discuss cross-border issues. Ciudad Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes blamed U.S. deportation policy for contributing to his city's violence, saying that of the 80,000 people deported to Juarez in the past three years,...
  • Disregard For the Law is America's Greatest Threat

    07/09/2015 5:29:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Barbarians at the gate usually don't bring down once-successful civilizations. Nor does climate change. Even mass epidemics like the plague that decimated sixth-century Byzantium do not necessarily destroy a culture. Far more dangerous are institutionalized corruption, a lack of transparency and creeping neglect of existing laws. All the German euros in the world will not save Greece if Greeks continue to dodge taxes, featherbed government and see corruption as a business model. Even obeying so-called minor laws counts. It is no coincidence that a country where drivers routinely flout traffic laws and throw trash out the window is also a...
  • Clinton Denies Being Subpoenaed; Investigators Release Subpoena

    07/08/2015 4:26:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 8, 2015 | Lachlan MCKay
    Lead Benghazi investigator looks to correct inaccuracy from Clinton’s first interview Hillary Clinton told CNN on Tuesday that she was never personally subpoenaed. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) says that is simply false, and on Wednesday he released the documentation proving it. Clinton was personally subpoenaed as part of an investigation into the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, according to a copy of the subpoena released by Gowdy’s office. She was ordered to turn over emails to or from her personal email accounts, which she used to conduct official State Department business. “The committee has issued...
  • Seattle City Council considers gun, ammo tax

    07/08/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    King5News ^ | 07/08/2015 | Michael Konopasek
    Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess is proposing a new tax on guns. The proposal would tax gun sales $25 per gun and add a five cent-tax on each round of ammunition. Five cents per round adds up to a roughly $2.50 increase for a box off handgun ammunition. The legislation would also impose a $500 fine on gun owners who do not report guns lost or stolen.