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  • EXCLUSIVE: Officials Defy Trump’s Promises: 40 Miles of Border Ordered Unpatrolled

    04/18/2017 5:55:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 18 Apr 2017 | Brandon Darby & Ildefonso Ortiz
    U.S. Border Patrol agents are once again sounding the alarm about miles of border being left wide open and unsecured. Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained a document showing a Havre Sector Border Patrol manager knowingly issuing orders to leave 40 miles of border open and unpatrolled. Obama holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are continuing with the same careless disregard in the Trump Administration that they did under former resident Obama, according to Border Patrol agents. Breitbart Texas has the specific order that was given to the agents signed by the Obama-holdover manager. The order demands that agents...
  • Lamborn Introduces Bills to Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    02/06/2017 10:50:33 AM PST · by Drango · 47 replies
    House.Gov ^ | Jan 31 2017
    Congressman Lamborn released the following statement following his introduction of two bills, H.R. 726 and H.R. 727, to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and National Public Radio (NPR): “Republicans and the new Administration need to demonstrate that we take our fiscal responsibility seriously. American taxpayers do not want their hard-earned dollars funding superfluous government programs just because that is the way things have always been done. That’s why I have reintroduced two pieces of legislation to permanently defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. CPB received $445 million during Fiscal Year 2016, and this money...
  • NPR illustrative photo wipes Israel off the map [Numbers 23]

    01/25/2016 11:08:00 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/25/2016 | Staff
    In an article published on National Public Radio's (NPR) website Monday, a map of the Middle East failed to include Israel, labeling Palestine in its place. The map was an illustration accompanying the article "What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears." The article referenced travelers' fears of Islamic radicalization and extremism in the region. Immediately following the publication, the website's comment section was flooded with criticism from readers and journalists who questioned the online publication's decision to use an illustration of this nature. As a result of the abundance of complaints, NPR removed the photo and...
  • Sesame Street Move Should Mean End of Government TV

    08/14/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/13/2015 | Jonathan Tobin
    Every time Republicans have threatened to end funding for the Public Broadcasting System and its radio cousin at National Public Radio, we all knew what to expect. Liberal supporters of the networks would trot out Big Bird, Elmo, Kermit, and the rest of the adorable “Sesame Street” gang of Muppets. Generations of Americans children have grown up with the PBS show. Rather than being forced to defend the indefensible notion of a taxpayer-funded government broadcasting system in the age of cable and the Internet, the argument instead turned into one about mean conservatives trying to pull the plug on a...
  • British couple accused of holding women for decades led leftist collective.

    11/27/2013 10:24:36 AM PST · by gooblah
    foxnews ^ | november 26 2013 | foxnews
    This week in Washington, Senator Marco Rubio accused a fellow American of treason. Edward Snowden drew the Republican's ire by informing hundreds of millions of innocent people that the NSA is spying on them... Anyone familiar with the Snowden story will understand why Rubio's comments are misleading. Americans are concerned about their civil liberties because of the accurate information the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor leaked. He isn't responsible for any conspiracy theories, except in the sense that a conspiracy is "an agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act," and he exposed NSA and GCHQ cooperation on...
  • Customs and Border Protection Aircraft Searches: Your Rights And Responsibilities

    06/25/2013 6:05:10 AM PDT · by taildragger · 17 replies
    AvWeb ^ | 06/23/2013 | Russ Niles
    In the last few weeks there have been widely circulated reports about law-abiding pilots being confronted by heavily armed local cops and federal Customs and Border Protection agents who appear to act as if they have absolute authority to search and interrogate pilots and passengers. "At least 12 of our members have been stopped and had their plane searched by CBP for absolutely no reason at all," said AOPA spokesman Steve Hedges. "We've asked CBP for documents related to the searches, filing a Freedom of Information Act to get it, but so far they have been unresponsive." As always, it's...
  • House Dem: New DHS report on Fast and Furious 'troubling'

    03/22/2013 4:29:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 22, 2013 | Jordy Yager
    The top House Democrat on homeland security criticized a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday for its role in the failed gun tracking operation, Fast and Furious, after a new report detailed the agency’s involvement. At the urging of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), officials with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit did not pursue leads on potential weapons smugglers, according to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) inspector general report released on Friday. The 84-page report also found that senior leaders in ICE’s investigative Arizona division failed to read the reports from agents...
  • Communist and Islamist Propaganda on Public Media

    12/14/2012 4:33:52 PM PST · by Drango · 9 replies
    Corporation Public Broadcasting ^ | 12/14/12 | Joel Kaplan
    Communist and Islamist Propaganda on Public Media U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, wants to know if it is true that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is funding the distribution of Al-Jazeera, which he calls the voice of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Moscow-funded Russia Today (RT) and CCTV, which he calls the official propaganda arm of the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party. "Does the CPB use federal funds to broadcast foreign propaganda in the U.S., such as CCTV and RT?" Rep. Rohrabacher asks in a letter to...
  • Conservative Lawmakers Call for End of Taxpayer Funding for Public Broadcasting

    05/14/2012 10:47:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 14, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – Two conservative lawmakers are teaming up to urge appropriation leaders in the House and Senate to defund the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB), which is asking for $445 million advance for FY 2015. This week, Sen. Jim Demint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) each sent letters to the heads of the appropriation committees, saying defunding the entity “should be one of the easiest decisions to make,” while searching for cuts in a government $15 trillion in debt. “CPB’s requested appropriation represents no reduction from its prior year appropriation level,” Demint and Lamborn write. “While so many Americans...
  • ‘Major’ Criminals Trying to Enter U.S. Through Legal Entry Points Have 60-70 Percent Chance...

    04/06/2011 6:03:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 6, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Complete title: ‘Major’ Criminals Trying to Enter U.S. Through Legal Entry Points Have 60-70 Percent Chance of Avoiding Arrest Washington ( ) – Drug traffickers and other criminals seeking to enter the U.S. through a Customs and Border Protection-controlled port of entry (POE) to commit a “major violation” have approximately a 70 percent chance of not being apprehended, a U.S. House subcommittee hearing heard this week. Yet at points along the southwest border in between the POEs, the CBP is able to catch criminals 70 percent of the time, the hearing was told. Chairwoman of the Homeland Security subcommittee on...
  • NPR targets Michelle Malkin's family on 'comedy show'

    03/21/2011 12:57:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/21/11 | Rick Moran
    Recently defunded NPR apparently thinks it's funny to falsely accuse Michelle Malkin of being a birther while making lame jokes about her family. This, at a time, when Malkin's kin is frantic with worry over the disappearance of her niece. Malkin has a transcript of the inane little radio skit so I won't duplicate it here. Her comments: The premise of Jobrani's p.c. comedy gag is completely false, as actual readers of my work know. I was one of the first conservatives to criticize Birthers who go to the extreme and have never accused President Obama of being a "secret...
  • The plight of public radio

    03/20/2011 9:26:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/20/11 | William J. Drummond
    NPR remains perhaps the strongest, most trusted brand in the news business. It is the envy of its competition. According to the Pew Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, NPR's listening audience increased 3 percent in 2010, to 27.2 million members weekly, up 58 percent overall since 2000. Meanwhile, other members of the fraternity of heirloom media continued to lose ground as audiences drifted toward sexy, gadget-oriented insurgent media. According to Pew, television networks slipped 3.4 percent; newspapers 5 percent; commercial radio 6 percent; and magazines almost 9 percent. How come NPR is headed to the gallows when its news...
  • Sarah Palin is smiling somewhere, the House votes to cut off funding to NPR

    03/17/2011 6:45:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 17, 2011 | Tony Pierce
    When Sarah Palin talks, people listen. They might not always agree, but they certainly hear the former Alaska governor loud and clear. Recently the hockey mom was a guest on the Sean Hannity show and like many conservatives, Palin took aim at National Public Radio and several other federally funded arts and educational agencies. "NPR, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, all those kind of frivolous things that government shouldn't be in the business of funding with tax dollars -- those should all be on the chopping block as we talk about the $14-trillion debt that...
  • House votes to strip funding for NPR

    03/17/2011 4:26:39 PM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-17-2011 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Republican-dominated House on Thursday voted to block taxpayer funding for National Public Radio programming, dealing another blow to the broadcasting network that already is reeling from a yearlong series of missteps. Though the bill is not likely to pass the Senate and the White House issued a statement opposing the bill, it marks another black eye for NPR, which saw its chief executive officer and its top fundraising executive resign earlier this month after being filmed denigrating conservatives and the tea party. “We’ve see NPR and its programming often veer far from what Americans would like to see as...
  • House Votes to Defund NPR

    03/17/2011 9:28:16 AM PDT · by xtinct · 153 replies
    NRO ^ | 3/17/11 | Daniel Foster
    The House just voted 236-181 to remove federal funding for National Public Radio via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • House Republicans set to vote to defund National Public Radio completely

    03/17/2011 6:42:21 AM PDT · by bronxville · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03-17-2011 | Mathew Boyle
    In wake of conservative James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas sting videos of National Public Radio (NPR) senior executives, House Republicans are set to vote Thursday to defund NPR completely. They’re expected to pass a bill that would pull all taxpayer money out of NPR, including the money that’s funneled through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The bill’s sponsor, Congressman Doug Lamborn, Michigan Republican, told The Daily Caller he thinks NPR will survive in a free market situation. But, even if it wouldn’t, he questions the need to fuel it with taxpayer money. “Certainly, it would survive,” Lamborn said. “They have...
  • JUAN WILLIAMS: It's Time to Defund NPR

    03/14/2011 1:24:27 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 201 | Juan Williams
    It just keeps happening. NPR's leadership keeps tripping over its microphone wires and then asking everybody else to plug them back in. I know everybody thinks I must be in a vindictive mood, celebrating the sudden departure of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller after her hand-picked personal fundraiser was caught on tape disparaging Tea Party activists, Jews and taking more shots at me. I'm human and do have some thoughts but it's okay to keep them to myself. I will not slander her in the way that she impugned my intellect and my integrity with condescending comments after my firing. She...
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting & Pacifica (FR exclusive)

    03/13/2011 1:16:30 PM PDT · by Drango · 17 replies
    CPB annual report ^ | 3/13/11 | Drango
    Enables of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB are coming out of the woodwork to defend the taxpayer largess that they have been feeding from. Most of this centers on NPR and the arguments seem to be that: first they aren’t biased and second defunding CPB will only hurt the rural stations. Seriously. Lost in the noise is that CPB also funds via your tax dollars, other public broadcasting entities such as PRI and Pacifica. Pacifica is the most amusing as they are staunch, avowed communists and hate capitalism and Republicans. They are also very urban. Berkeley, LA, NY, Houston,...
  • BUDGET: The Grey Poupon of federal subsidies

    03/13/2011 10:36:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/13/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Forget the recent scandals involving National Public Radio. Go back to the days before NPR chief exec Vivian Schiller resigned, before a conservative prankster videotaped NPR fundraisers disparaging Tea Party participants as "seriously racist, racist people" - to even before NPR fired senior news analyst Juan Williams after he said on Fox News TV that he got "nervous" flying with passengers in Muslim garb. Banish from your mind the recent controversies involving NPR's perceived or (I believe) real liberal bias. Even then, fiscal conservatives in Congress had called for cuts in federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Rep....
  • Obama: No sense in defunding public broadcasting

    03/11/2011 4:41:34 PM PST · by Justaham · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-11-11 | Michael O'Brien
    President Obama defended public broadcasting from cuts on Friday, emphasizing that defunding networks like NPR and PBS would do little to rein in spending. As Republicans in Congress hope to defund government assistance to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which in turn supports NPR and PBS stations, Obama said the cuts make little sense. "I think it's going to be important for us to have a conversation after we get the short-term budget done, about how do we really tackle the problem in a comprehensive way," Obama said at a press conference on Friday. "And that means not just going...