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  • Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/29/2015 5:18:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jul 2015 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush. The poll shows Bush, the former Florida governor, trailing at 12 percent. It is a huge jump for Trump, who announced his candidacy for the November 2016 election six weeks ago - and this despite the criticism political rivals leveled at him for remarks this month belittling the military service of Senator John McCain, the party's candidate in 2008....
  • GOP Leader: ‘This Is 2nd Most Effective Republican-Majority Congress in Modern History” (McCarthy)

    07/29/2015 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 11:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “As we finish up the first seven months of this New American Congress, the statistics are in: This Congress is more accountable, more open, more productive and more effective,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told a news conference on Wednesday. He called it the “second most effective Republican-majority Congress in modern history,” and he used numbers to make his point. McCarthy said he judges accountability by the work that’s been done in committee: “The 30-year average is 7.4 percent of the bills get out of committee; this Congress is at 10.1,” he said. …
  • [SecTreas] Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures

    07/29/2015 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:29 PM EDT | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Wednesday that he will extend for another three months the authority he is using to take emergency measures to keep from breaching the nation’s borrowing limit. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew said he will extend the current debt-suspension period, which was set to expire Friday, through Oct. 30. He said he believes the emergency measures he is using may be sufficient to keep the government operating for a brief period after Oct. 30. Since March 16, Lew has been employing a variety of bookkeeping maneuvers such as removing investments from government...
  • Lawsuit: Black D.C. Gov. Workers Got ‘Honkey’ Boss Fired

    07/29/2015 1:57:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | july 28, 2015 | evan gahr
    Lyons claims in an explosive but little noticed federal lawsuit that he was fired as a District of Columbia Department of Public Works supervisor because black employees did not want to work for a “honkey,” as they repeatedly called him. Lyons says he was ousted for blowing the whistle on on fraud and waste at the DPW. Lyons’ complaint against the DPW, which handles trash collection and enforces parking regulations in the District, includes a two page chart describing all the racial harassment black he allegedly endured from black workers — as the DPW’s director, also black, looked the other way....
  • Mitch McConnell presses forward with vote to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 11:30:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/28/15 | Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
    The controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood is escalating on Capitol Hill as Senate Republicans vowed Tuesday to vote to cut off federal funds for the organization as early as next week and keep campaigning on the issue this fall. After anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released a new video showing representatives from Planned Parenthood talking about fetal tissue sales, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) assigned a trio of senators to come up with a plan to defund the abortion rights group. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are trying to hash out a deal about how...
  • Fellow Republican Launches Bid to Oust Boehner as House Speaker

    07/28/2015 7:16:08 PM PDT · by South40 · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | 28 JUL 2015 | LUKE RUSSERT, M. ALEX JOHNSON and ALEX MOE
    WASHINGTON — A House Republican often at odds with John Boehner launched a bid Tuesday to kick the speaker of the house out of his job — an almost unheard-of rebellion but one that has been simmering for months. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, filed a motion to "vacate the chair" — a parliamentary maneuver that could be used to depose Boehner, R-Ohio. The motion accuses Boehner of having "endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent," and of using "the power of the office to punish...
  • VIDEO: Obama goes out of his way to thank Planned Parenthood during height of baby parts scandal

    07/28/2015 4:31:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jill Stanek
    President Obama has a long-standing, super close relationship with Planned Parenthood, most clearly exemplified by his willingness in 2011 to shut down the federal government rather than allow the abortion giant to be defunded. Obama hasn’t stopped with his own turf. He has also blocked state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. The quid pro quo is obvious: Planned Parenthood spends an inordinate amount of money and engages its vast grassroots network to get pro-abortion candidates elected; then they as pro-abortion legislators hand money back to Planned Parenthood, the most recent example being the Obamacare funding stream. The symbiotic relationship between...
  • DNC speaks to empty College Democrat event

    07/28/2015 8:00:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    campusreform ^ | 7/28/15 | Barillas
    The conference could barely fill the first two rows of seats. The speakers emphasized the important role Millennial voters can play in the political process by getting out the vote, engaging fellow students on campus, and supporting the objectives of the Democratic Party. The conference began July 22 and will end this Saturday. Emphasizing the importance of Millennial voters in upcoming elections, progressive activists spoke to a nearly empty auditorium at the College Democrats of America annual conference on Friday. Despite offering a full day of activities, speakers like Julian Castro, and campaigning advice from top political operatives, the College...
  • Christians and Muslims Gang Up on Franklin Graham [Chrislam]

    07/27/2015 4:45:22 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/24/2015 | Sara Weismann/RNS
    An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities. In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, Graham, son of evangelical leader Billy Graham, wrote on Facebook that the U.S. should bar Muslims from immigrating. "I was so sad when I read the Facebook posting of Franklin Graham," Bob Roberts Jr., pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, said Thursday at a gathering on Capitol Hill. "This is not 'evangelical'...
  • Mitchell: No One Can Give Explanation For Clinton’s Server Other Than Dodging Inquiries and FOIAs

    07/27/2015 7:00:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC host and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell stated that when she spoke to intelligence officials at a security conference, “nobody can give an explanation for why a cabinet secretary would have a private email system other than to thwart inquiries, FOIAs” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Mitchell said that it’s possible that the impact of Clinton’s emails on her campaign has been underestimated. She continued, “Look, you have two inspectors general, and they are referring to this to the Justice Department. Now, you can try to confuse it, and there’s been a lot of...
  • Will: Information Will Come Out Showing Trump is ‘Unprincipled’

    07/26/2015 12:46:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/26/2015 | Pam Key
    This week on “Fox News Sunday,” Washington Post columnist George Will said voters are not going to like finding out information about Donald Trump’s past, which will show he is both “uncouth” and “unprincipled.” [Relevant portion at 4:00 mark]
  • War: Chamber of Commerce gearing up to take out conservative incumbents in the House next year

    07/24/2015 2:15:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 24, 2015 | Allahpundit
    This strategy isn’t entirely new. They started talking about targeting tea partiers in primaries in late 2013 and followed through in last year’s midterms... The difference last year was that they stuck to open seats rather than going after incumbents. Evidently they’ve decided now that “progress” towards the dream of renewing the Ex-Im bank and passing a gigantic amnesty ensuring all the cheap legal labor they could possibly want isn’t happening fast enough. It’s simply not sufficient to fill vacancies in the House with corporatist business-class Republicans. To move their agenda, they need to start replacing some of the people...
  • Tipton: Federal red tape hurts small banks ( Colorado and .. )

    07/24/2015 8:36:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | July 23, 2015 | Mariam Baksh
    financial reform increases staffing costs. Small banks are struggling to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, which was passed to regulate the financial industry in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, said Rep. Scott Tipton. The Republican from Cortez received some national attention this week for challenging Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen to support his plan to ease the burden of Dodd-Frank on small banks. ... Mike Burns, president of Alpine Bank for the Southwest region, said in a phone interview that Dodd-Frank is creating head winds. “We really want to focus our time and energy in supporting the communities...
  • Frigid offices, freezing women, oblivious men: An air-conditioning investigation

    07/23/2015 10:19:43 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 86 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2015 | Petula Dvorak
    You can spot them. The frozen ones who come outside at lunch like sun-seeking turtles, cardigans balled up next to them, bare shoulders defrosting in the noon sunlight, no matter how wilting it is outdoors. Every single woman I talked to in downtown Washington on a hot, humid July afternoon was thawing out. “I. Am. Fuh-reezing. Feel my hand, I’m still cold,” said Ruth Marshall, 64, who was seated on a park bench, face to the sky. And yes, her hand felt like a cold steak. “I have to come out here for 30 minutes at a time just to...
  • John Boehner noncommittal on defunding Planned Parenthood

    07/23/2015 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/15 4:47 PM EDT | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner twice stopped short of declaring the House would cut off all government funding to Planned Parenthood, and said he would rely on the results of a pair of congressional investigations to guide his decision. Two videos allegedly show Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales of tissue and organs from aborted fetuses. Boehner said he would wait for the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees to finish their investigations before announcing a response. …
  • Lawmakers: Thousands Of Violent Felons To Be Released In November Under New Sentencing Guidelines

    07/22/2015 3:58:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    dc ^ | 07/22/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Thousands of dangerous federal prison inmates will be released in November as a result of the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s decision to lower federal sentencing for all drug trafficking and distribution crimes, two Republican lawmakers warned Tuesday. According to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, the release will include inmates with violent criminal histories who committed crimes involving assault, firearms, and even murder. ... the Sentencing Commission has estimated that 46,376 prisoners are eligible for early release under Amendment 782 — with nearly 8,000 offenders eligible for immediate release on November 1, 2015.
  • Cruz On Trump: "He's Taking On The Washington Cartel"

    07/23/2015 3:31:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, sounded off on one of his opponents, real estate mogul Donald Trump, and why he considered him to be an asset to the contest. According to the junior Texas senator, Trump is taking on the Washington establishment, particularly on the immigration issue.
  • Trump is Right about Songbird McCain and here’s why

    07/22/2015 7:11:35 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 123 replies
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is piling onto Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I don't like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don't care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he certainly wins that contest, both at home and abroad....
  • Rep. Black: Planned Parenthood Has Blood On Its Hands

    07/22/2015 1:35:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    RepDianeBlack/youtube ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | RepDianeBlack
    Rep. Black: Planned Parenthood Has Blood On Its Hands *****VIDEO ONLY ON LINK*****
  • House bill would block Planned Parenthood funding

    07/22/2015 1:22:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    hill.com ^ | 7.22.2015 | Sarah Ferris
    A leader of the House Pro-Life Caucus is reintroducing legislation to defund Planned Parenthood, which she said has received a “favorable response” from GOP leaders. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) is calling for a vote “as soon as possible” on her bill to eliminate all federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of two undercover videos targeting the organization. The bill would block all federal dollars for one year while Congress leads a “full investigation into the organization's activities,” she said. “Planned Parenthood's web of deceit is quickly unraveling and the case for defunding this heartless organization has never been...
  • Senate GOP adds Dodd-Frank rewrite to $21B funding bill

    07/22/2015 10:27:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 12:24 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Senate Republicans are trying to use a must-do spending bill to advance legislation significantly rewriting landmark 2010 legislation that tightened regulation of the financial services industry. The measure would ease requirements on smaller banks and give lenders greater freedom from mortgage lending rules. The legislation is opposed by Democrats who argue that the 2010 Dodd-Frank law strengthened protections for consumers and reduced the odds for a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. …
  • Egyptian show that’s flattering to Jews is a surprise hit among Palestinians

    07/22/2015 4:37:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 17 , 2015 | William Booth and Sufian Taha
    BETHLEHEM, West Bank — A dozen Palestinian Muslim men gathered after midnight at an isolated farm house this week to indulge in a new delight. They were going to watch a soap opera about Jews. “Hush, hush. It’s starting!” someone said. The group settled down, sipped fresh lemonade, nibbled sweets, sucked on water pipes and then cranked up the volume for the opening credits of “Haret al-Yahud,” or “The Jewish Quarter.” The steamy Egyptian soap tells a Romeo and Juliet tale of a beautiful daughter of a well-to-do Jewish merchant and a dashing Muslim army commander falling in and out...
  • Barack Obama Once Said “God Bless Planned Parenthood.” How Can God Bless Selling Aborted Babies?

    07/21/2015 12:44:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In 2013, President Obama asked God to bless Planned Parenthood during his speech at one of their events. He said, “As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way,” said Obama. “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.” This statement was disheartening for pro-lifers...
  • Hillary Clinton Defends Late-Term Abortions, Calls 20-Week Ban “Extreme and Unacceptable”

    07/21/2015 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    Yesterday, Hilary Clinton defending late-term abortion on Twitter and called Wisconsin’s abortion ban dangerous and unacceptable. As LifeNews previously reported, on July 19th, pro-life Governor Scott Walker signed the Pain–Capable Unborn Protection Act, making Wisconsin the 15th state to ban abortions after 20-weeks of pregnancy. Prior to signing the bill, he said, “At five months an unborn child can feel pain. As a society we should be protecting that child.” But Hillary Clinton has a vastly different view: Governor Walker responded with his own rejoinder calling Clinton out of touch: Unfortunately, if Hillary Clinton becomes our next president she will...
  • Boehner Demands President Obama Denounce Planned Parenthood’s Selling Aborted Babies

    07/21/2015 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Following the unveiling of a second video exposing a to Planned Parenthood doctor negotiating and arranging the sale of body parts from babies killed in abortions, Speaker John Boehner demanded that President Barack Obama denounce its activities. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the second video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, discusses selling aborted baby...
  • livestream of the Immigration hearings regarding Sanctuary Cities

    livestream of the Immigration hearings regarding Sanctuary Cities Periscope of @Kenny_NLR
  • Prohibited: Rep Grayson Conducted Campaign Interview From Official Office

    07/20/2015 9:49:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 20, 2015 1:20 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson’s decision to partake in an interview about his Senate candidacy may have violated congressional ethics rules, according to experts on the matter. On the morning Grayson announced that he would enter the Florida Democratic primary for Senate, the Orlando congressman conducted a campaign-related interview from a computer in his congressional office. The online video interview, which aired July 9 on Huffington Post Live, focused on Grayson’s decision to enter the Florida Senate race. Engaging in campaign activity—including interviews—within an official office is prohibited, according to former in-house counsel and ethics adviser to senior members of House...
  • Senator Lankford Speaks about the Planned Parenthood Video on the Senate Floor

    07/20/2015 5:05:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    SenatorLankford/YouTube ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Senator Lankford
    Senator Lankford Speaks about the Planned Parenthood Video on the Senate Floor ***VIDEO ONLY ON LINK***
  • Obama Spokesman on Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts: They Say They’re “Ethical”

    07/20/2015 4:49:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama’s top spokesman today defended the Planned Parenthood abortion business after a shocking new expose’ video caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies. As LifeNews reported, new undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. Now, Obama spokesman Josh Ernest is defending the abortion giant, despite not having seen the video. Although he said he has not...
  • Dutch-Turkish man appears in U.S. court on terrorism charges

    07/20/2015 4:29:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/20/15
    A Dutch-Turkish national accused of raising funds and recruiting in Europe for an Islamist militant group active in Afghanistan has been extradited to the United States and charged with terrorism offenses, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Irfan Demirtas, 56, accused of providing support for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, appeared in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia on Monday, the Justice Department said in a statement. He faces charges that he "raised money and recruited fighters for a foreign terrorist organization battling the Afghan government and its allies, including U.S. troops," said Acting U.S. Attorney...
  • Cuban flag flies over embassy in Washington for first time in 54 years

    07/20/2015 3:20:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 07/20/2015 | MIMI WHITEFIELD
    The red, white and blue Cuban flag was raised over the island’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time since 1961 — a fluttering symbol of the historic thaw taking place between the Cold War foes. As pro and anti-Cuban protestors gathered outside the gates of the embassy chanting “Fidel” and “Justice” — the flag was was raised at about 10:35 EST. The ceremony came after the United States and Cuba reestablished diplomatic ties early Monday after a 54-year gap. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez led a delegation of 36 Cuban officials and members of Cuba’s cultural world...
  • After Chatanooga shooting, Congress weighs arming troops on bases

    07/20/2015 9:43:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 20, 2015 | Shontee Pant
    The Armed Services Committees are working to allow commanders to carry personal firearms through the National Defense Authorization Act. The House Armed Services chairmen are working together to “do more to protect our troops” following a deadly shooting on July 16 in Tennessee, according to a statement released Friday. A recent shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn. which claimed the lives of four Marines at military recruiting stations, has rekindled debate over rules prohibiting members of the military from carrying concealed weapons on military bases. ... The concealed-weapon amendment, if included in the final version of the bill, would allow the commander...
  • It’s not Dixie’s fault

    07/20/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17,2015 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    Education remains separate and unequal nearly everywhere in the United States, but Confederate-flag-waving Southerners aren’t responsible for the most racially divided schools. That title goes to New York, where 64 percent of black students attend schools with few, if any, white students, according to a recent report by the Civil Rights Project. In fact, the Northeast is the only region where the percentage of black students in extremely segregated schools — those where at least 90 percent of students are minorities — is higher than it was in the 1960s. Schools in the South, on the other hand, saw the...
  • What Donald Trump was up to while John McCain was suffering as a prisoner of war

    07/20/2015 3:41:21 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 215 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 20, 2015 | By Michael E. Miller and Fred Barbash
    It was the spring of 1968 and Donald Trump had it good. He was 21 years old and handsome with a full head of hair. He avoided the Vietnam War draft on his way to earning an Ivy League degree. He was fond of fancy dinners, beautiful women and outrageous clubs. Most important, he had a job in his father’s real estate company and a brain bursting with money-making ideas that would make him a billionaire. “When I graduated from college, I had a net worth of perhaps $200,000,” he said in his 1987 autobiography “Trump: The Art of the...
  • Mr. Trump, America’s Challenges Deserve More than Lip Service

    07/20/2015 1:42:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rick Perry
    Being president of the United States is serious business, not a reality TV show. This is especially true for the next president, who will have a big job ahead after the failures of the Obama administration. Our challenges are too complex — and the future of our country too important — to let egos, inflated rhetoric, and emotion take the place of thoughtful discussion. I made the case recently for why GOP policies are the best to create opportunity across the country for families of all backgrounds. I’ve held up my home state’s reforms in economic, education, and sentencing policies...
  • Exploding Muslim immigration overwhelms FBI

    07/17/2015 10:40:05 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 57 replies
    WND ^ | July 17, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Expansive visa programs make it 'impossible to track them all' The FBI failed to stop another terror attack, this time in Chattanooga, and the pressure building on the bureau from President Obama’s reckless immigration policies may be reaching a boiling point, say security experts. And the problem goes far beyond a loose border, where some 400,000 illegal aliens enter each year. It’s also the ease with which someone from a hostile Middle Eastern country can get a visa. Under current U.S. immigration policy, an ISIS terrorist doesn’t need to hop a fence or swim a river to reach America. He...
  • Nancy Pelosi’s daughter has a message for ‘fellow white progressives’ at Netroots conference

    07/18/2015 1:55:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 07/18/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Looks like Martin O'Malley caused an interesting meltdown at Netroots Nation by saying, "All lives matter." My fellow White Progressives, please understand "all lives matter" is received as erasure not inclusion to #BlackLivesMatter. #NN15TownHall If a #BlackLivesMatter usage manual is written, who better to write the instruction book than the white daughter of a rich, white member of Congress?
  • Trump slams McCain for being ‘captured’ in Vietnam; other Republicans quickly condemn him

    07/18/2015 12:36:09 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 167 replies
    TheWashingtonPost.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    "He's not a war hero," Trump said. Sarcastically, Trump quipped, "He's a war hero because he was captured." Then, he added, "I like people that weren't captured." Trump's comments came during his appearance at the Family Leadership Summit, a day-long gathering of about 3,000 social conservative activists that is drawing nine other Republican presidential candidates.
  • 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!
  • Al Gore: Obama's Arctic Drilling Plan 'Is Insane'

    07/17/2015 11:08:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17 | Nick Gass
    Former Vice President Al Gore offered up some rare criticism of President Barack Obama’s environmental policy in a recent interview, calling for a ban on all Arctic drilling and blasting the administration’s decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to begin sinking exploratory wells in the oil-rich Chukchi Sea in the Arctic as “insane.” “I think that in his second term, he has done really quite a good job,” Gore said in an interview with The Guardian published Thursday. “Of course there are things I would change. I think Arctic drilling is insane. I think that countries around the world would...
  • Pacific Legal Foundation sues the Corps and EPA over WOTUS on behalf of the WCA

    07/17/2015 7:05:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Washington Cattlemen's Association ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jack Field
    Today we filed our complaint in the Federal District Court of Minnesota challenging the Corps and EPA’s extreme rule redefining “waters of the United States” subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act, and other laws. The case is entitled Washington Cattlemen’s Association, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al,. ... We represent ranchers, farmers and private parties from 5 different states arguing the new rule violates the Clean Water Act itself, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, and exceeds federal power under the Constitution. The new rule covers virtually all waters in the U.S. and much...
  • White House Celebrates Muslim Holiday On Day Muhammad Murdered Four Marines

    07/17/2015 3:17:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Bob Price
    President Barack Obama sent a celebratory message to Muslims around the world on the White House Twitter account nearly two hours before his first tweet on the subject of four dead Marines killed by an Islamic gunman. “From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!” —@POTUS to Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr,” the White House tweeted. This message was tweeted at 4:48 p.m. according to the White House Twitter feed.
  • Can D.C. afford to build the greenest schools in the world? [never mind reading, writing, math]

    07/16/2015 5:39:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/16/15 | Michael Alison Chandler
    This year, the architects of the rebuilt Dunbar High School announced that the building was one of the greenest new schools in the world, equipped with a geothermal heating and cooling system aided by wells extending 460 feet below the athletic fields and enough solar panels to power all classroom lights for eight hours on a sunny day. The D.C. public high school, after a $122 million reconstruction project, was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, the highest distinction awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, which reviews building energy efficiency. As District schools have been modernized, many...
  • Now pro-abortion politicians are calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood

    07/16/2015 8:43:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 15, 2015 | Kristi Burton Brown
    Today, the only pro-abortion Republican running for the 2016 presidential nomination called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. George Pataki, former governor of New York, has joined forces with nearly the entire GOP field in stating that Planned Parenthood should be stripped of their taxpayer dollars. David Catalfamo, a Pataki spokesman, said: “The video is abhorrent and Governor Pataki would support ending federal funding for Planned Parenthood.” Live Action has previously reported on the statements of most of the GOP presidential hopefuls, who are advocating for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, based on its horrendous selling of baby parts and...
  • Boehner Orders Congressional Hearings After Planned Parenthood Sting Video

    07/15/2015 7:24:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 108 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/15/2015 | Alex Pappas
    Speaker of the House John Boehner on Wednesday called for congressional hearings into the practices of Planned Parenthood — and one House committee confirmed it will investigate the organization. The video showed a top Planned Parenthood doctor admitting clinics routinely sell body parts after abortions. “When an organization monetizes an unborn child — and with the cavalier attitude portrayed in this horrific video — we must all act,” Boehner said.
  • Jeb Bush’s Latest Attack on Obama Makes No Sense

    07/15/2015 5:43:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 15, 2015 1:07 P | ANDREW ROSENTHAL
    It should be obvious by now that Republican candidates for public office are uneasy talking about race, ethnicity and gender. But even by that standard, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump plummeted to some pretty disturbing new lows this week. Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, told an audience in Iowa on Tuesday that voters ought to forget about tiny little things like “race and ethnicity and income.” And he attacked two people who he said were trying to scare and divide Americans – Mr. Trump and, incredibly, President Obama. “There are people that prey on people’s fears and angst...
  • Leader McCarthy Calls on House Committees to Investigate Inhumane Abortion Practices

    07/15/2015 11:11:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    majorityleader.gov ^ | July 15, 2015 | staff
    Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement calling on House Committees to investigate inhumane abortion practices first revealed yesterday in a video of a Planned Parenthood employee: “Life is truly a miracle, and here in the House we have fought and will continue to fight to protect the sanctity of life. I speak for all of my colleagues when I say I was deeply disturbed by reports and video of an organization engaging in such grotesque and inhumane practices. I will be working with House Committees to investigate the claims made by the employee....
  • Congress ‘Will Provide’ A Response To Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Baby Body Parts...

    07/15/2015 9:00:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    FULL TITLE: Congress ‘Will Provide’ A Response To Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Baby Body Parts, Says House Pro-Life Co-Chair Co-chairman of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus Rep. Chris Smith reacted to an investigative video released Tuesday by pro-life group Center for Medical Progress. The video depicted Planned Parenthood’s chief medical officer speaking about how to abort a baby intact in order to be able to harvest its body parts for sale. “We have known for a long time that Planned Parenthood is Child Abuse Incorporated,” said Smith, a Republican from New Jersey, in a statement to Breitbart News. “The shocking...
  • Whip count: Where the Senate stands on the Iran deal (Menendez is only Dem leaning no so far)

    07/14/2015 5:26:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14 at 4:55 PM | Amber Phillips
    Current state of play Yes or leaning yes (34 needed to uphold veto, keep the deal): 24 No or leaning no (67 needed to override veto, kill the deal): 48 Unknown/unclear: 28 And now, the 100 senators ... Yes (1) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Clearly leaning yes, reserving final judgment (12) Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) Leaning...
  • Hillary: I ‘Twisted A Lot of Arms’ to Get Iran Deal

    07/14/2015 9:45:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 74 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | 7-14-15 | Bridget Johnson
    Hillary Clinton issued a lengthy statement tonight not only giving props to the Iran nuclear deal but also basically taking credit for it. “I am still studying the details, but based on the briefings I received and a review of the documents, I support the agreement because it can help us prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. With vigorous enforcement, unyielding verification, and swift consequences for any violations, this agreement can make the United States, Israel, and our Arab partners safer,” Clinton said. “…Today’s agreement is the culmination of a sustained strategy of pressure and engagement executed over many...