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  • "As a Cuban exile, I feel betrayed by President Obama

    12/24/2014 4:58:48 PM PST · by Veto! · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | By Carlos Eire
    I am furious, in pain, and deeply offended by those who laud this betrayal of the Cuban people as a great moment in history. My family and native land were destroyed by the brutal Castro regime. In 1959, as an 8-year-old, I listened to mobs shout “paredon!” (to the firing squad!). I watched televised executions, and was terrified by the incessant pressure to agree with a bearded dictator’s ideals. I am now a professor of history and religion at Yale University….
  • Former gang member seeks pardon, may run for Boston City Council

    12/24/2014 12:33:34 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Gintautas Dumcius
    Saying he has reformed his life, current and former law enforcement officials on Monday backed the proposed pardon of a man convicted of armed assault with attempt to murder for his part in a 1989 shooting that left a victim paralyzed. True-See Allah, formerly known as Troy Christopher Watson, was not the shooter, but he was convicted for participating in the shooting of Macarthur Williams, who was paralyzed. With an eye on a potential Boston City Council bid, he is seeking a pardon for the conviction as well as possession of marijuana and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
  • Allen West: 'Why Do We Believe Police Need Retraining or Reorganization and Reforming?'

    12/23/2014 7:46:38 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Susan Jones
    Suggestions that police are biased and not doing their jobs properly -- made by some of the nation's top leaders -- create a dangerous climate for the men and women who serve and protect, says former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.). "Why do we believe police need retraining or reorganization and reforming?" West asked. "The most important thing to understand is leaders establish climate, an atmosphere," West told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren Monday night. "And when you have people, such as the president, such as the attorney general, Eric Holder, and (New York) Mayor Bill de Blasio, and look...
  • Anti-Scott Walker prosecutorial skullduggery in Wisconsin exposed

    12/20/2014 5:18:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/20/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A huge political scandal is slowly coming to light in Wisconsin, as information comes to light about the conduct of that state’s Government Accountability Board (GAB) as it persecuted supporters of Governor Scott Walker, who bravely took on the public employee unions of that state.  The outrageous tactics used included midnight SWAT team raids on Walker’s political supporters.  Ten days ago, I wrote about some of the potential law-breaking and document-alteration engaged in by the prosecutors.  But new evidence has just come to light. Yesterday, Judge Lee S. Dreyfus of the Waukesha County Court unsealed a trove of documents...
  • Obama’s Enemies List (Weekly Update)

    12/20/2014 11:23:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    President’s Political Junkets Continue Unabated Who is On the Obama Enemies List? Judicial Watch Sues to Find Out. The President from ACORN President’s Political Junkets Continue Unabated It has become a tiresome, tedious – and costly – routine. Hollywood calls with a passel of cash, and President Obama comes running – at great expense to taxpayers – to fill up his political coffers. That’s what we discovered anew after obtaining records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force highlighting yet another Obama fundraising trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. These documents came to us in response to...
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • Obamas say they're no strangers to racism (Barf or Laugh Alert)

    12/17/2014 5:44:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | Justin Sink
    December 17, 2014, 08:15 am Obamas say they're no strangers to racism By Justin Sink The president and the first lady chronicled a series experiences in People magazine that they say demonstrated some of the latent racism that blacks in America continue to face. "There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys," the president said. The first lady said someone had asked her husband to get them coffee because he was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner,...
  • Ecuador Family Wins Favors After Donations to Democrats

    12/17/2014 6:09:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Frances Robles
    The Obama administration overturned a ban preventing a wealthy, politically connected Ecuadorean woman from entering the United States after her family gave tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic campaigns, according to finance records and government officials. The woman, Estefanía Isaías, had been barred from coming to the United States after being caught fraudulently obtaining visas for her maids. But the ban was lifted at the request of the State Department under former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton so that Ms. Isaías could work for an Obama fund-raiser with close ties to the administration.
  • Republicans And Democrats…A Choice Between Two Evils!

    12/15/2014 4:53:59 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Leigh Bravo
    When the depth of corruption, deceit and red tape bureaucracy reach such astronomical levels, it is time for a complete overhaul! Fire them all!! Both the Congress and the Senate passed a 2015 spending bill, in record time, that has been labeled a “Cromnibus.” But where was the fight? Where were our representatives who swore they would not fund amnesty, Obamacare, taxpayer-funded abortion, and more irresponsible spending? No where to be seen! About Obama’s illegal amnesty, “We are going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path. This is the wrong way to govern. This...
  • Shutdown Fairy Tales

    12/15/2014 3:43:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 15, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    With the passage of a $1.1 trillion spending bill that fails to defund President Obama’s immigration amnesty plan (as promised), it seems many Republicans still believe in Beltway fairy tales. If President Obama had shut down the government by vetoing an appropriations bill that didn’t fund the president’s amnesty plan, so the fairy tale goes, Republicans would be blamed and damaged politically. There’s just one problem with this fairy tale: the 2014 election results. Nobody blamed Republicans for a shutdown in 2013, and nobody cared. The Washington establishment fears big bad shutdowns because they illustrate to the rest of the...
  • Petition to Fire George Will Launched By Wife of White House Media Director

    06/12/2014 9:27:00 AM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/12/14 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Last week, George Will wrote a column about how progressive politics have fomented "rape culture" on college campuses. The column was not well received by some, or even, as a great many of the histrionic responses would indicate, well understood. I received the following press release yesterday, headlined: "87,000 Call on The Washington Post to Address Sexism, Fire George Will." A group called UltraViolet was touting the success of an online petition they'd whipped up over the controversy. From the release:
  • Chaos Caucus has a short time to show it can lead (Nevada)

    12/12/2014 1:05:38 PM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/12/2014 | By STEVE SEBELIUS
    Things are pretty volatile in the Chaos Caucus. Every since Republicans took over the Assembly, things have been anything but smooth. That shouldn’t be much of a surprise. After all, even the GOP itself didn’t expect to be in charge of the lower house, and the last time the party was in charge, Ronald Reagan was in the White House and the pinnacle of technology was the Apple IIe desktop computer. You already know about the disastrous election of Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, as speaker. He was undone by ugly sentiments penned in a Sparks newspaper over a long career as...
  • Boehner Kills FOIA Reform Already Passed Unanimously

    12/12/2014 9:33:07 AM PST · by apoliticalone · 96 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12-11-14 | Lauren Walker
    After passing the Senate by unanimous consent on Monday, it seemed as if the FOIA Improvement Act would become law—a nearly identical version passed the House earlier this year. Today, however, it was up to Speaker of the House John Boehner to allow a vote on the bill’s final passage before the House adjourned this week. Instead, it was “held at the desk,” meaning Boehner may have just killed FOIA reform. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law, signed in 1966, that gives U.S. citizens the right to access information from the federal government. Through FOIA, journalists and...
  • Nuisance As A Pretense For Civil Asset Forfeiture

    12/11/2014 7:33:39 PM PST · by DariusBane · 2 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 12/11/2014 | Yukon6400
    Published on Dec 10, 2014Las Cruces City Attorney Harry S. Connelly lays out the incentives and tactics that drive the practice of policing for profit, better know as civil asset forfeiture. He explains how nuisance ordinances are lucrative grounds for police departments to mine.
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Documents Show Its Security Contractor Operating without...

    12/11/2014 2:37:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 11, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Documents Show Its Security Contractor Operating without a License in Benghazi on Day of Terrorist Attack State Official Describes Benghazi as an ‘Emergency’ Situation (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch has obtained andreleased internal Department of State documentsdetailing the department’s $783,284.79 contract with U.K.-based Blue Mountain Group (BMG) to provide security at the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. The documents show that BMG did not have a license to operate in Libya at the time of the attack due to a business dispute with its partner in Libya, XPAND Corporation, and quote a State official...
  • GOP senator joins foes of Wall Street provision in spending bill

    12/11/2014 10:42:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/2014 | Peter Schroeder
    A Republican has joined Democrats in criticizing the inclusion of a partial repeal of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law in legislation funding the government. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) signed on to a letter with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) that calls on congressional leaders to scrap portions of the $1.1 trillion "cromnibus" that relax restrictions on banks trading financial derivatives. The pair argued in the letter that there is "broad bipartisan support" for removing that particular language. Brown and Vitter, who have worked together in the past on bills to limit big banks, argued that the language was unfairly jammed into...
  • Defeat the Omnibus

    12/11/2014 7:28:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/11/2014 | The Editors
    The federal government's funding authorization expires tonight at midnight, and the Republican plan to renew it bodes poorly for the GOP's leadership of Congress next year. ... Congress shouldn't let the government shut down, but Republicans should neither acquiesce to president Obama's unprecedented executive power grab, nor give up control over the budget for well into the 114th Congress. ... Republicans take control of both chambers in January, so they have no good reason to make a deal with the Senate Democratic leadership that sets spending levels until next October. ... There are, as speaker Boehner has pointed out, some...
  • Rand: Omnibus 'Abomination,' Will Show If GOP Wins 'Made a Difference'

    12/10/2014 1:22:35 PM PST · by PapaNew · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/9/2104 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that the "abomination" omnibus bill was "a chance to see if electing Republicans made a difference" on Tuesday's "Laura Ingraham Show." "I'll vote no to any kind of 2,000 page bill that I'm given at the last minute that we don't have time to read, it's an abomination, nobody should support a Congress that stuffs all the spending into one bill, nobody reads it, there are no reforms, no amendments, and it really is probably why Congress has about a 10% approval rate because this is not doing our job" he declared. Paul added that...
  • Blitzer to Feinstein: ‘I Assume You Would Feel Guilty’ if Americans are Killed Because of CIA Report

    12/09/2014 5:00:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) defended the release of the CIA enhanced interrogation report in a testy exchange with CNN today, arguing that ISIS “may seize” upon the report, “they may not.” Feinstein pushed for the release of the report in the waning days of her chairmanship before handing over the gavel to Republicans in the 114th Congress. “Look, there is no perfect time to release this report,” she said when asked about the potential risk to American lives because of its publication, as the White House warned Monday. “This began 12 years ago. We have worked for...
  • Yes, Dems did funnel money to 'independent' in Kansas Senate race

    12/09/2014 8:29:59 AM PST · by W. · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8 Dec 2014 | Byron York
    Anyone who followed this year's Senate race in Kansas — the one longtime GOP incumbent Pat Roberts appeared to be losing to Greg Orman, the businessman running as an independent — knows Orman and his supporters vigorously denied Roberts' allegation that Orman was really a Democrat running to further the Democratic agenda. "By word, by deed, by campaign contribution, this man is a liberal Democrat," Roberts said of Orman during a debate in October. "A vote for Greg Orman is a vote to extend the Barack Obama/Harry Reid agenda." Not true, Orman answered. "The senator can say that over and...
  • New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages ( Follow the money )

    12/08/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    npr ^ | December 08, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's bill to ban horse-drawn carriages reached the City Council on Monday, in a move to phase out the carriages that often give tours around Central Park. The legislation says that as of June 1, 2016, "it shall be unlawful to operate a horse-drawn vehicle in the city of New York or offer rides to the public on a vehicle drawn or pulled by a carriage horse." ... It also boosts the penalty for breaking horse-carriage rules to a maximum of $25,000 instead of the current $500. The proposed ban was introduced one day after...
  • Congress Asked to Investigate Whether Obama Administration Delayed GM Ignition Switch Recall

    12/08/2014 10:12:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 8, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Today, we requested that the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform undertake an "independent" investigation of the General Motors ignition switch recall delay, in light of newly obtained emails by lawyers suing GM. Those emails suggest that the Treasury may have timed its final sale of GM shares to precede public knowledge of the ignition switch fiasco. They also cast doubt on GM CEO Mary Barra's previous account of what she knew and when she knew it. Here is the text of a letter I sent today to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, in photo, the incoming Chairman of the...
  • Jackie’s Rape Narrative Gets A Dose Of Reality

    12/08/2014 4:54:01 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 8 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 8, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    The UVA rape story peddled by Rolling Stone has fallen apart. This is what happens when advocacy journalism pushes narratives rather than actual news. The feminist narrative these days is that we live in a country that hates women and ignores their violent rape. In order to fight back against a society that hates women, feminists have to make up stories about rape to confront society with. One wonders why, in a nation that hates women and doesn’t care about their violent rape, the left would bother making up stories when actual stories of violent rape must be so plentiful....
  • The IRS Scandal is Not Going Away

    12/06/2014 10:12:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-6-14 | Bruce Walker
    The IRS scandal is not much in the news these days, but it is not going away. The more Obama’s minions stonewall this scandal, the more congressional Democrats discount the scandal, the more the leftist establishment media ignores this scandal, the more toxic it will be for the left. In late November we learned that 30,000 of Lois Lerner’s lost e-mails have been found, but these e-mails have not yet been converted into readable form. The utter contempt the Obama administration shows toward the oversight powers of Congress, toward the millions of information technology-savvy Americans who grasp the lying and...
  • Whistleblower Alleges Agency Cover-Up Over $300M ‘Boondoggle’ To Protect Obama Nominee

    12/05/2014 5:32:02 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-5-2014 | Judson Berger
    Judson Berger December 05, 2014 Senior officials at the Social Security Administration (SSA) tried to hide a damning report on a $300 million computer system that lawmakers have called a “boondoggle” in order to protect President Obama’s nominee to lead the agency, a whistleblower claimed in an interview with FoxNews.com. Whistleblower Michael Keegan told FoxNews.com that McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm, issued a draft report in December 2013 saying the agency had spent $288 million over six years for a new computer system processing disability claims that has yet to launch. But Keegan said he was present at a...
  • Govt. IGs Charged With Exposing Fraud Help Cover it Up, Whitewash Reports

    12/05/2014 3:07:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 5, 2014
    The “independent” watchdogs that are supposed to root out waste, fraud and corruption inside U.S. government agencies often help cover it up, according to a scandalous newspaper exposé that reveals sometimes they actually become the lapdogs of the agencies they’re charged with overseeing. Published this month by the capital area’s conservative newspaper, the four-part series exposes the state of inspectors general tasked with keeping an eye on the government. In all there are 72 inspectors general—with heads appointed by the president—thanks to a decades-old law that passed with strong bipartisan support in Congress. The idea is to have a completely...
  • James O’Keefe Files Bar Complaints Against DOJ Lawyers

    12/05/2014 9:55:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 5, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    James O’Keefe has filed an ethics complaint with various bar associations against Department of Justice Civil Rights Attorney Karla Dobinski and three others arising out of a prosecution of police officers in New Orleans. PJ Media has covered Karla Dobinski’s ethical misconducthere and here. Dobinski was in charge of the taint team in the prosecution of New Orleans polices officers on civil rights charges in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The taint team was responsible for protecting the Constitutional rights of the accused police officers. It is responsible for ensuring that evidence obtained in the local internal affairs investigation did...
  • Another Govt-Backed Solar Company Crashes

    12/04/2014 7:38:43 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/01/14 | Ira Stoll
    The recent Chapter 7 bankruptcy and liquidation filing of the Toledo, Ohio-based solar-panel manufacturer Xunlight Corp. has attracted barely any national attention. Maybe it’s gotten to the point — after Solyndra, Evergreen, Abound, and Satcon — that the failure of another government-backed alternative energy company is a dog-bites-man story. It’d be newsworthy if any of them actually ever succeeded. But it’s worth pausing for an autopsy and retrospective on Xunlight, because it’s a great (or terrible, depending on how you look at it) example of how government at all levels — state and federal — and in both parties —...
  • EPA staffers linked to 'alleged serious misconduct,' agency reveals

    12/01/2014 2:13:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2014 | George Russell
    EXCLUSIVE: Eight Environmental Protection Agency employees who racked up a total of more than ten years’ worth of paid “administrative leave” between 2011 and 2014 -- valued at more than $1,096,000 -- apparently did so because they were involved in “cases of alleged serious misconduct,” Fox News has learned. In a memorandum sent from EPA’s acting assistant administrator, Nanci E. Gelb, to EPA’s inspector general, Arthur Elkins -- a draft also was given to Fox News -- the agency has revealed that at least three of the affected employees have now left EPA. All of the eight “were or are...
  • Iraqi corruption probe finds 50,000 fictional soldiers

    11/30/2014 5:02:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/30/14 | Robert Spencer
    These fictional soldiers may be the ones Obama was counting on to fight the Islamic State — after all, his “vetted moderates” among the “Syrian rebels” are no more real than these guys. “Iraq PM Haidar al-Abadi promises corruption crackdown after probe finds 50,000 ghost soldiers,” AFP, November 30, 2014 (thanks to Bill): Iraq’s prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has promised to crackdown on corruption after an investigation uncovered the existence of 50,000 “ghost soldiers”. “The prime minister revealed the existence of 50,000 fictitious names” in the military, Mr Abadi’s office said in a statement. The 50,000 jobs were equivalent to...
  • DESPITE OBAMA'S CLAIMS, AMNESTY WILL GIVE SOME ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FEDERAL BENEFITS

    11/28/2014 6:22:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/2014 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Obama went to pains to note that his executive order, giving five million illegal immigrants amnesty, would not qualify them for federal benefits. But new reports are casting doubt on Obama's claims. Despite claims to the contrary, Obama's amnesty will likely give millions of illegals access to Medicare, Social Security, and other benefits programs, several sources say. According to The Washington Post, Obama's amnesty order will give millions of illegals the status of being "lawfully present" in the USA. This status will require them to pay taxes, but as White House spokesman Shawn Turner notes, "If they pay in, they...
  • National Bar Association Lawyers Release Statement Indicating Ferguson Prosecutor Corruption

    11/28/2014 10:13:10 AM PST · by holden · 80 replies
    Countercurrent News ^ | November 28, 2014 2:01 pm
    [snip] “It looks like he wanted to create the appearance that there had been a public trial when in fact there hadn’t been,” said Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman. [snip] "McCulloch gave Wilson’s case special treatment. He turned it over to the grand jury, a rarity itself, and then used the investigation as a document dump, an approach that is virtually without precedent in the law of Missouri or anywhere else. Buried underneath every scrap of evidence McCulloch could find, the grand jury threw up its hands and said that a crime could not be proved. This is the...
  • WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and 'Civil Rights' Landmark, Just Like Selma

    11/28/2014 8:10:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | NOV 28, 2014 | Tim Graham
    WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and 'Civil Rights' Landmark, Just Like Selma By Tim Graham | November 28, 2014 | 8:49 AM EST As proof the national media is trying to turn Ferguson into Selma – with no appreciation of a difference in racism between Alabama in the 1960s and St. Louis in 2014 – see Krissah Thompson’s Thanksgiving Day dissertation in The Washington Post. A headline was “To many, ‘Ferguson’ is shorthand for police mistreatment of blacks.” "Though it has been less than four months since Michael Brown was killed, the town seems to have entered the pantheon...
  • CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November Porker of the Month

    11/28/2014 8:09:14 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Citizens Against Government Waste ^ | November 2014 | Citizens Against Government Waste
    (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) its November Porker of the Month for his second unsuccessful attempt to convince his fellow Republican lawmakers that it would be a good idea to restore earmarks. During a closed-door meeting on November 14, 2014, by a vote of 145-67, House Republicans rebuffed Rep. Roger’s effort to earmark projects for “state, locality, public utility or other public entities.” Rep. Rogers was also named CAGW’s Porker of the Month in April 2012, after his first failed attempt to end the earmark ban on March 30, 2012. Rep....
  • 2,500 new documents ID'd in White House-IRS taxpayer harassment cases

    11/26/2014 9:35:53 AM PST · by unixfox · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner | 11/25/14 | Paul Bedard
    In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that “potentially” show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service being shared with President Obama’s White House.
  • Backers of Alaska gold mine win court battle with EPA

    11/26/2014 8:54:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 26, 2014
    On-again, off-again plans for the world's largest gold and copper mine could be back on again, after a federal judge in Alaska issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from its ongoing efforts to bury the project. Pebble Partnership, the Canadian company behind the project, which would take place near Anchorage, claims the regulatory agency has conspired illegally with opponents of the mine to devise scientific and environmental justifications for blocking it. Salmon fishermen in Washington state and Alaska, Native American groups and environmental organizations have opposed the massive project for several years, and had appeared to have...
  • Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

    11/25/2014 6:27:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes) Ann Coulter August 27, 2014 As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, the “voices of oppression” on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren’t enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of...
  • Oops! Obama Realizes Exec. Privilege not Legal to Hide Fast, Furious Docs

    11/24/2014 10:53:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 24, 2014
    After using executive privilege to withhold Fast and Furious records for two years, the Obama administration has quietly stopped exerting the power to hide information about the disastrous gun-running operation. Judicial Watch attorneys discovered the extraordinary about-face in recent exchanges with Department of Justice (DOJ). JW has been a leader in exposing the Fast and Furious scandal and has filed several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the federal agencies involved in the once-secret operation. Just last month JW obtained records showing that the president’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the Fast and Furious...
  • Dennis Michael Lynch

    11/24/2014 10:48:29 AM PST · by 7thson · 9 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch (born August 28, 1969) is an American entrepreneur, documentary film maker, and conservative commentator. He often appears as a guest on Fox News, The Kelly File, and The Blaze TV. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of TV360Media, a company specializing in the production and distribution of digital film.
  • Putin Is Circumspect on Re-Election but Says ‘Nyet’ to Presidency for Life

    11/24/2014 6:48:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 23, 2014 | Alexander Kolyandr
    Putin Is Circumspect on Re-Election but Says ‘Nyet’ to Presidency for Life By Alexander Kolyandr Nov. 23, 2014 MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn’t aim to hold his post for life but doesn’t rule out seeking another term in 2018, a move that could make him the country’s longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. In an interview with state-controlled TASS news agency, the 62-year-old Mr. Putin said that for him to remain “in the president’s chair forever” is “not good, and (is) detrimental for the country, and I do not need it as well.” But when asked whether he would...
  • Injured Heroes, broken Promises

    11/24/2014 4:22:19 AM PST · by q_an_a · 1 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11.22.2014 | david tarrant, scott freidman
    The documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, included allegations that the staff at WTUs in Texas mistreated soldiers under their supervision through disrespect, unfair treatment, harassment, intimidation and even, at times, disregard for their medical conditions and treatment plans.
  • Breaking Report: DOJ Is Threatening #Ferguson Prosecutor With Bias Order Over No Indictment

    11/22/2014 2:50:28 AM PST · by Enterprise · 131 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    The Department of Justice is allegedly wreaking havoc by threatening the Ferguson prosecutor with a bias order, Gotnews.com has learned. An officer who wishes to remain anonymous went on to say that the national guard was called to stop rioting brought on by the DOJ. “That’s the REAL reason the national guard was called. When the governor found out about the bias charge by the feds,” the officer told Gotnews.com.
  • JW Beats Obama on Fast and Furious (Weekly Update)

    11/21/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic Judicial Watch Victory: Obama Gives Up Fast and Furious Documents President GruberObama Jet-Setting Costs Taxpayers Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic I write this late Friday after an extraordinarily busy week at Judicial Watch (see below). Honest Americans are still gasping from President Obama’s speech last night announcing his own amnesty program, based on no legal authority, for at least five million illegal aliens. I warned you last week about Obama’s amnesty assault on our nation. Unfortunately, my summary needs no update from last week, but should reassure you that we are on the...
  • Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus

    11/20/2014 7:54:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    CDN Communites Digital News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kevin Fobbs
    Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus By Kevin Fobbs, Communities Digital News America's future. CLEVELAND, November 19, 2014 — With the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama will strip black Americans and their children of their economic civil rights and opportunities in favor of illegal alien immigrants. Obama has decided to turn back the clock on black Americans’ hard-won rights by his planned executive order, set for 8 p.m., November 20. According to the New York Times, Obama will use his executive authority to provide work permits for up to five million people who are in...
  • Entire county board arrested following citizens arrest by 2 military veterans

    11/20/2014 8:22:49 AM PST · by Baynative · 21 replies
    Ocala Post ^ | 11/20/14 | Barry Donegan, Adam Andrzejewski
    Clark County, Illinois — Sometimes citizens can be so frustrated with county board members they wish someone could just place them under arrest. Well, that is exactly what citizens in Clark County, Illinois did . Illinois’ number one manufactured product is corruption. More than 95 percent of the Illinois legislature is safe in gerrymandered districts. The incumbent governor has three current federal investigations of his administration, but the Attorney General/state’s attorney class can’t find public vice anywhere. Residents that voted in the recent election said they are hoping officials have learned from the past mistakes of others. So what can...
  • Initial Jobless Claims Hit 2-Month Highs, Continuing Claims Tumble To 14-Year Lows

    11/20/2014 6:54:51 AM PST · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11/20/2014 | Tyler Durden
    It is still far too early to call a turn in the long-term trend of initial jobless claims but this is the 5th week that new lows have not been made, 4th miss in a row, and (despite last week's upward revision) claims sit at 2-month highs. Initial claims printed 291k (against 284k expectations) down very slightly from an upwardly revised 293k last week. However, continuing claims continue to tumble to fresh cycle lows at 2.33 million (below expectations and well down from last week's jump).
  • Identity Fraud Pardons

    11/20/2014 6:02:25 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 34 replies
    self | November 20, 2014 | self
    How can a pardon be granted to illegal aliens who have stolen Social Security numbers and other personal identities, and not to other citizens who may have done the same things for other reasons? I thought the laws applied equally to everyone. Is this legal? I guess it is if our Emperor says it is.
  • Key ObamaCare official used threats, 'tantrums' to push website launch despite concerns...

    11/19/2014 7:29:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    foxnews ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Stephanie McNeal
    A key ObamaCare official engaged in a “cruel and uncaring march” to launch the federal health care website last year and wasn’t open to seeking a delay despite concerns, according to a newly revealed email from her former second-in-command. The damning email from Michelle Snyder, the then-chief technology officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was released to FoxNews.com ahead of a Wednesday House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee hearing on the security and botched rollout of Healthcare.gov. In the September 2013 email to Todd Park, the former Chief Technology Officer of the U.S., Snyder characterized her then-boss,...
  • Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France

    11/19/2014 6:52:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jason Russell
    Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure. The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel that they enjoy more personal freedom than Americans. As the Washington Examiner reported this morning, representatives of the Legatum Institute are in the U.S. this week to promote the sixth edition of their Prosperity Index. The index aims to measure...