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  • Democrats use impeachment talk to gin up donations

    07/11/2014 6:35:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | July 14, 2014 | Brian Tau
    Republican threats to impeach President Barack Obama are guaranteed to generate two things: Democratic outrage and Democratic cash. Sarah Palin this week joined a long line of Republican firebrands in raising the specter of impeachment against the president, writing in a Breitbart.com op-ed: “The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.” And like clockwork, the Democratic outrage machine sprang to life — using her comments to mobilize grass-roots supporters and raise small dollar campaign donations from Obama die-hards. The result was a flood of grass-roots...
  • Border Crisis: What Glenn Beck Did Wrong

    07/10/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | John Nolte
    Border Crisis: What Glenn Beck Did Wrong by John Nolte 10 Jul 2014, 8:15 AM PDT Wednesday morning The Blaze's Glenn Beck announced it was "deadly to my career" for him to provide truckloads of meals and soccer balls as a way to "help care for some of the roughly 60,000 underage refugees who have crossed into America illegally in 2014." Early Thursday morning on "Morning Joe," the left-wing Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski did exactly what I feared the media would do after Beck's announcement: they trashed conservatives who disagreed with Beck as lacking in compassion. Scarborough even mocked...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-09 : President Obama's Border Absurdity

    07/09/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 12 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-09 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 7, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Border Absurdity ===================================================== President Barack Obama is in Texas today. Texas is the center of the current crisis at the border. From Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, thousands upon thousands of children are pouring into the United States. This flood of foreign children is not a problem of border security. They are not sneaking across the border illegally. Under the Feinstein Amendment of 2008, unaccompanied minors from these countries can present themselves at a legal border crossing, claim to be political refugees and seek asylum. The argument on the left is...
  • Democrats plan on making Hobby Lobby their midterm message

    07/10/2014 9:44:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    So says Politico’s Jennifer Haberkorn, but color me skeptical. Not of Haberkorn’s reporting on the subject, which accurately takes the temperature of the rhetoric from the Left, but of the bravado coming from Capitol Hill Democrats in the dog days of July. Democrats claim they want to make a midterm fight over a relatively narrow Supreme Court decision that doesn’t restrict access to contraception in any way as a means to fire up their “war on women” rhetoric and turn out their base in what looks like a dismal election cycle: With an eye on the November elections, congressional...
  • Sending pink slips to a war zone

    07/10/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/9/2014 | Jonathan Hendershott
    In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers — many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan — will be notified in the coming weeks that their service to the country is no longer needed. Last week, more than 1,100 Army captains — the men and women who know best how to fight this enemy because they have experienced multiple deployments — were told they’ll be retired from the Army. The overall news is not unexpected. The Army has ended its major operations in Iraq and is winding down in Afghanistan. Budget cuts are...
  • Oops: US Government Misallocated $100 Billion in 2013

    07/09/2014 7:42:51 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/09/14 | Daniel Doherty
    At a time when federal agencies and state governments are being stretched much too thin (or so they claim), the US government reportedly sent oodles of taxpayer dollars to the wrong people last year, according to the Associated Press: By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary. Congressional investigators say the figure could be even higher. That’s...
  • Muslims and Democrats and Republicans

    07/09/2014 4:13:03 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 2 replies
    July 9, 2014 | MosesKnows
    Muslims and Democrats and Republicans I believe that the Muslim community is responsible to withhold support of the most radical members of their religion. I believe that the Liberal community is responsible to withhold support of the most progressive Democrats. I believe the Conservative community is responsible to withhold support of the more corrupted Republicans. The Tea Party Movement accepted Conservative responsibility by withholding their support of corrupted Republicans and taking steps to replace corrupted Republicans. Why can’t Liberals take action to remove corrupted Democrats? Perhaps they support the corruption. Why can’t Muslims take action to remove radical Muslims? Perhaps...
  • Another Lois Lerner email was just uncovered, and it’s a BOMBSHELL

    07/09/2014 1:58:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Young Conservatives.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    6 days before tax day liberal Christmas in 2013 Lois Lerner was emailing with one of her fellow cronies and warning them to be careful, “we need to be cautious about what we say in emails”.
  • EPA Claims It Has The Power To Garnish Wages Without Court Approval

    07/09/2014 6:53:58 AM PDT · by blam · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-9-2014 | Fox New
    <p>The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the authority to unilaterally garnish the wages of individuals who have been accused of violating its rules.</p> <p>According to The Washington Times, the agency announced the plan to enhance its purview last week in a notice in the Federal Register. The notice claimed that federal law allows the EPA to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order."</p>
  • A Window Opens Onto the Left-Wing Conspiracy

    07/09/2014 3:15:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    The Democracy Alliance is not a famous organization, but it deserves to be. The Alliance consists of approximately 100 rich liberals who have taken upon themselves the task of coordinating America’s many left-wing organizations to promote a single radical agenda. The Alliance does not publicize the names of its members, but it held a conference for its “partners” and membership prospects in April, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel (naturally) in Chicago. Someone who attended the conference unfortunately (heh) left his or her copy of the documents passed out by the Democracy Alliance behind, and they eventually fell into the wrong...
  • Top Dem: U.S. 'Cannot Be Expected to Give Sanctuary to Every Single Child in the World'

    07/09/2014 12:13:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 8, 2014 | Caroline May
    The unaccompanied children from Central American crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally should be deported except in extreme circumstances, according to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. “We have an immediate humanitarian crisis that confronts this country, we also have a crisis in terms of this country cannot continue to absorb, nor should it, a limitless number of people who — particularly children who want to cross our border,” Hoyer told reporters Tuesday. According to the Democratic whip the influx is unsustainable in the U.S. “We cannot give these children sanctuary except in extraordinary circumstances. Obviously we have refugee status and protective...
  • Minnesota Home Care Workers Launch Union Vote

    07/08/2014 8:12:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    kstp ^ | 7-8-14 | ap
    ome health care workers in Minnesota are moving ahead with a union election, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Union organizers presented a petition to state officials Tuesday. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that similar workers in Illinois don't have to pay any union dues. The 2013 Minnesota Legislature passed a bill that allows a unionization vote by workers who provide care to elderly and disabled people in their homes. Minnesota Public Radio News reports more than 26,000 workers are eligible to vote, and the 9,000 cards delivered to the state Bureau of Mediation Services exceeded the 30...
  • Senate Dems introduce bill that would override Hobby Lobby ruling

    07/08/2014 7:34:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Noah told you it was coming and now here it is. Pandermonium: The bill, developed in consultation with the Obama administration, would require for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby Stores to provide and pay for contraceptive coverage, along with other preventive services, under the Affordable Care Act…“Your health care decisions are not your boss’s business,” said Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, who led efforts by Senate Democrats to respond to the court ruling. “Since the Supreme Court decided it will not protect women’s access to health care, I will.”…Ms. Murray’s bill criticizes the Supreme Court’s majority opinion and repudiates...
  • Democrats Are Working On A Plan To Undermine The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/08/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI - TPM ^ | 7-8-2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Sahil Kapur, TPMJuly 8, 2014 Senate Democrats are poised to introduce legislation as early as Tuesday to reverse the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling which exempted for-profit corporations with religious owners from the Obamacare mandate to cover emergency contraceptives in their insurance plans. The legislation will be sponsored by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO). According to a summary reviewed by TPM, it prohibits employers from refusing to provide health services, including contraception, to their employees if required by federal law. It clarifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the basis for the Supreme Court's ruling against the...
  • Thad Cochran gets lost in Senate building, winds up at Democratic event

    07/08/2014 4:28:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., got lost on his way to a Senate Republican luncheon on Tuesday and ended up at the Democrats' gathering instead, the Hill reported. The Mississippi senator, who recently won an intensely ugly primary election against Tea Party-backed candidate Chris McDaniel, apparently forgot where he was going while navigating the halls of Congress. “After exiting a Senate elevator on the wrong floor” Cochran re-boarded, the report notes. “He then found the right floor but turned away from the Senate GOP luncheon, a few yards from the elevator, to stroll the opposite direction, arriving at the Democrats' weekly...
  • Video: McDaniel Campaign Announces Challenge to MS Election, Predicts Victory

    07/08/2014 3:23:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 8, 2014 | Gary P. Jackson
    In a press conference on Monday, Mitch Tyner, lead counsel for the McDaniel campaign, announced their intentions to challenge the outcome of the June 24 run-off election against 6 term incumbent Senator Thad Cochran, who McDaniel defeated on June 3, but did not meet the required 50% +1 thresh-hold, setting the stage for the run-off, and all of the race baiting, illegal vote buying, and more by the Cochran campaign.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Video courtesy iizthatiiz Tyner is confident they will find enough votes to surpass the amount Cochran won the election by. We’re hearing they have already identified over 5000, with more...
  • Dems plot legislative offensive on high court’s birth control decision

    07/08/2014 1:02:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/08/2014 | By Elise Viebeck
    Democrats want to lure Republicans into a fight over birth control with legislation to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision that ObamaCare may not require certain businesses to include contraception in their employee health coverage. At least three bills are being crafted in the House and Senate to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which the high court used as the basis for its ruling that the contraception mandate violated federal law. Democrats are expected to introduce the measures prior to Congress’s August recess as part of an effort to recalibrate the party’s election-year messaging. Their hope is to turn...
  • After Detroit, Another City Ponders Bankruptcy

    07/08/2014 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 8, 2014 | By JEFF KAROUB, AP
    As Detroit works to emerge from bankruptcy following a court-supervised overhaul, another Michigan city with strong auto industry bonds could be on the brink of beginning the same process, the latest sign that the spate of municipal defaults may not have ended. If a judge rules against Flint's effort to cut its retiree health care benefits, the city is expected to join about a dozen cities or counties to seek court relief since the beginning of the recession.
  • It looks like Google is trying to make sure no one sees “America”, Dinesh D’Souza demands answers

    07/08/2014 10:53:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    Young Condervitives ^ | 7/08/14 | Joshua Riddle
    First Costco removed Dinesh D’Souza’s book “America” from all of their stores, and now Google is piling on. Liberal hacks are doing whatever they can to make sure people don’t see this movie and hear it’s message. Liberals are all about trying to squash free speech. Makes me sick. From the Hollywood Reporter: Lawyers representing Dinesh D’Souza’s newest film, America, have fired off a letter to Google demanding that the search engine correct problems that they say are hampering the ability of consumers to figure out where the movie is playing. The letter claims that Google has been confusing America...
  • Democrat hopes immigration crisis isn’t “Obama’s Katrina moment”

    07/08/2014 7:50:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Hotair.com
    George W. Bush was widely criticized for his administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. Among other things, Bush was slammed for praising then-FEMA director Michael Brown by saying “Brownie, you’re doing a heckuva job” and for a photograph taken from Air Force One in which he was seen peering at the wreckage.
  • WATCH: Man busts two women trying to steal his beach gear on Fourth of July

    07/08/2014 6:34:01 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | 7/8/14 | BY CHUCK HICKEY
    WATCH: Man busts two women trying to steal his beach gear on Fourth of July NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Volusia County Beach Safety & Ocean Rescue told WKMG it was called to a report of an altercation on the Fourth of July of an apparent attempted theft of beach gear. A man walked up to where he caught two women attempting to take his canopy and other items. At first he pretended to see if they needed help, then he told the women they were stealing his stuff. At first, the women acted like it was a big mistake,...
  • Cruz Could Turn Texas Blue: GOP is following in Cruz's footsteps, that could give Dems an advantage

    07/07/2014 5:59:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 7, 2014 | Lauren Fox
    Some of Texas' moderate Republicans say the state's far-right turn since Sen. Ted Cruz's political ascendancy could have unintended consequences.At a breakfast in Washington’s St. Regis Hotel in June, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, took a moment to gather his thoughts before he was ready to answer a question about how junior Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had changed his home state. “Texas is pretty big and pretty diverse,” Perry said peering intently through his black horn-rimmed glasses. “I’m not sure one person has the ability to change all of that.” A few seconds later, he clarified exactly where he think...
  • McDaniel Soldiers On (Confident would turn up enough fraudulent ballots to swing the results)

    07/07/2014 2:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | July 7, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Down in Mississippi, Chris McDaniel is still fighting his race against Senator Thad Cochran. His lawyer, Mitchell Tyner, said Monday he was confident the campaign would turn up enough fraudulent ballots to swing the results of the election. Cochran won that race by approximately 6,700 votes and Tyner told reporters he “would be surprised if we don’t find 6,700″ bad ballots. Volunteers on Monday began reviewing all of the ballots cast in Mississippi’s runoff election in an effort, weeks after the the conclusion of the contentious race, to show that McDaniel is the legal victor. McDaniel has yet to concede...
  • Democrats Scramble to Get Ahead of Obamacare Minefield Before Midterms (Price Hikes Ahead!!!)

    07/07/2014 1:48:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/7/14 | Arit John - Atlantic Wire
    States are now releasing their preliminary 2015 Obamacare premiums, which means price hikes could become another negative talking point right before the midterm elections. The difference between now and previous moments of bad health care PR is that Democrats insist they're getting ahead of it this time. But even then, there are a number of other issues coming up: the left's increasing aversion to the employer mandate, questions about how young and healthy this year's enrollees are and, as always, whether the Affordable Care Act is actually affordable. As Politico noted Monday, the White House's "internal health care enrollment outreach...
  • Explaining Sharia Law Part Ten: Sharia’s Republican supporters

    07/07/2014 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/7/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Let’s stop pretending. The truth of our current situation proves there are just two sides in our fight for the life of America. The American people are on one side and Washington’s Uniparty is on the other side-the enemy side. We have come to expect treachery from the Democrat wing of the Uniparty. After all they are politically soulless creatures with a long history of hatred for America. They will side with anyone against our country for thirty pieces of silver. The Uniparty also includes a Republican wing. This wing is more furtive. These phonies beat their breasts in pious...
  • More Than 50 Shot, 7 Dead in Chicago's Bloody Holiday Weekend

    07/06/2014 3:54:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 6, 2014
    Independence Day celebrations were marred by multiple shootings in Chicago that reportedly left at least seven dead and 50 injured. The first fatal shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Friday, kicking off a violent weekend for the city. The city has been actively combating gang and shooting violence in recent years after a bloody year in 2012, when it was the only city in the nation to record more than 500 homicides. The Chicago Tribune updated its tally of Chicago shooting victims today, bringing up the total of those shot to 1,129 so far this year. According to the Tribune, there...
  • Senator Suggests President "Borrow" Power to Solve Immigration Problem

    07/07/2014 5:52:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 July 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill) suggests that President Obama "borrow some of the unused legislative power Congress is sitting on to solve the immigration problem." "I know some of my Republican friends across the aisle will insist that the power to enact laws is exclusively reserved to Congress under our Constitution," Durbin acknowledged. "However, an even older common law principle is that a right left dormant for an extended period lapses and may be taken up by a more energetic party. The need for immigration reform has been known for a long time, yet Congress has neglected to pass legislation. So...
  • Border-state Democrat: Obama "one step behind" on immigration (Obama's "Hurricane Katrina?")

    07/06/2014 3:53:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | July 6, 2014 | Conor Finnegan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Obama administration is facing fresh criticism for its handling of the immigration crisis from two voices at the center of the debate. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Mayor Alan Long of Murrieta, California - the small town that rose up in protest after federal officials bused illegal immigrants to a facility there - both criticized the administration for failing to fix a broken system and address what they called a foreseeable problem. "With all due respect to the administration, they're one step behind. They should have seen this coming a long time ago," Cuellar, a red-state Democrat, told CNN's...
  • Nebraska democrats outraged over holiday float (outhouse labeled "OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY")

    07/06/2014 5:25:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    KLKN ^ | 7/05/14
    A float in the city of Norfolk's Fourth of July parade has sparked a lot of controversy. The float showed an outhouse with a dark figure using a walker on the outside. The outhouse was labeled "OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY."
  • Hispanic Growth Not Turning Texas Blue as Expected

    07/05/2014 7:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | July 5, 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—The enormous growth of the Hispanic population does not seem to be turning Texas blue as fast as many political pundits expected. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a decreasing non-Hispanic white population and a rapidly growing Hispanic population. The growth of the Hispanic population over the past fourteen years was expected to make a huge difference in Texas’ Republican vs. Democrat voting patterns. It appears it has not. A report in the Washington Post indicates this may not be the case. The article by Philip Bump, contains a series of interactive demographic maps that illustrate several...
  • Progressives Have Been Caught Covering Up Their Real Goals Yet AGAIN In The Hobby Lobby Case

    07/05/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Draw and STRIKE! ^ | July 3, 2014 | Brian Cates
    Amazing how many people think the Hobby Lobby decision was about forcing the company to provide birth control to it's employees. Hobby Lobby was ALREADY providing birth control coverage to it's employees. 16 different types of it, in fact. What can we draw from the fact that many of the people blathering about this case don't know that? The real issue in the Hobby Lobby case was whether the government could force private businesses/corporations into providing abortifacients. First of all, let's be clear: abortion/taking an abortifacient is not birth control. I don't care how many shrieking leftists say different. Birth...
  • Is Lucy Flores the Latina star Democrats have been waiting for?

    07/05/2014 2:42:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 5, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) LAS VEGAS, Nev. – “I don’t have the background of a typical politician, right?” Lucy Flores told a crowd of Democratic activists as she accepted the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor of Nevada in June. It’s a line you’ve heard before: Candidates love to brag about how they didn’t grow up like those “typical” politicians. But there’s no other way to describe Flores, a Latina rising star who was born into an impoverished family of 13 children, whose mother abandoned her in grade school, who fell in with a gang, who was sentenced to a youth prison, who dropped...
  • Why We Stuck With Maliki -- And Lost Iraq [Important read!!]

    07/05/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT · by Enchante · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/05/2014 | Ali Khedery
    <p>"The crisis now gripping Iraq and the Middle East was not only predictable but predicted — and preventable. By looking the other way and unconditionally supporting and arming Maliki, President Obama has only lengthened and expanded the conflict that President Bush unwisely initiated. Iraq is now a failed state, and as countries across the Middle East fracture along ethno-sectarian lines, America is likely to emerge as one of the biggest losers of the new Sunni-Shiite holy war, with allies collapsing and radicals plotting another 9/11."</p>
  • Brent Budowsky: GOP sectarian civil wars

    07/05/2014 6:52:09 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2014 | Brent Budowsky
    The Republican Party has entered a new era of sectarian civil wars on multiple issues that bitterly divide and dangerously threaten the GOP through the 2016 elections and beyond. These intensely emotional and ideological issues create deep fissures in the tectonic plate of Republican politics, pitting warring GOP factions against each other and creating powerful strategic advantages for Democrats. A reverse realignment, which is possible for Democrats in 2016, would be achieved by subtraction if a smaller-tent GOP implodes from within while driving swing voters and demographic wave voters to Democrats.
  • The Clintons’ Goldman Sachs Gold Mine

    07/04/2014 4:45:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 3, 2014 | Dick Morris
    The never-ending Clinton money grab is more than $150 million deep. One of their most lucrative benefactors is Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs. Since leaving the White House, Bill and Hillary have collected more than $3 million from the banking goliath in campaign contributions, speaking fees and donations to their private foundation. In addition, Goldman has underwritten some of Hillary’s pet projects, including a partnership with the State Department on a women’s project conceived by Hillary. There’s more — Goldman also made commitments in the millions to the Clintons favorite programs at the Clinton Global Initiative. Of course, that money...
  • Border Patrol Agents Worry About Contagious Diseases

    07/04/2014 8:19:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    KRGV.com ^ | July 1, 2014
    VIDEO: WESLACO - The spread of scabies, chicken pox and other diseases within Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol facilities may be getting out of control, a leader with the agents' union said. National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 Vice President Christopher Cabrera said the federal government is not serious about solving the problem. Cabrera said agents have to deal with health issues affecting the immigrants. He said agents are encountering many sick immigrants, including women and children. Cabrera said the agents are beginning to contract some of those diseases. "I see it as a big mess. Unless we get serious...
  • Is Obama’s go it alone strategy telling Democrats to stay home in November?

    07/03/2014 8:42:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 3, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Democrats have an enthusiasm problem, and they know it. A June poll from the Democratic firm Democracy Corps revealed that, among those voters who make up the Obama coalition — young people, Latinos, African-Americans, and single women – only 68 percent describe themselves as “likely” to vote in 2014. 85 percent of other voters who are expected to favor Republican candidates say they are “likely” to cast a ballot in November. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake observed that this is not the only troubling sign for Democrats ahead of the midterms. “An April AP-GfK poll showed, among those who are...
  • Video: Congressional Democrats *Heart* the IRS (Drama queens)

    07/03/2014 11:20:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Guy Benson
    As you prepare to kick off your holiday weekend -- during which you will most assuredly ignore this chipper nannying -- please enjoy this Washington Free Beacon montage of Democrats playing obsequious defense for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and his agency at recent Congressional hearings: VIDEO: 1.07 minutes Useful Idiots: Democrats provide IRS best defense money can buy The overwhelming majority of the American people want the IRS targeting scandal investigated further, as calls for a special prosecutor grow louder. Multiple polls show that people aren't buyingthe IRS' tall tale that a lone computer hard drive crash permanently deleted Lois...
  • It's Obama's presidency, but Bush's world

    07/03/2014 11:16:13 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | Matt Bai
    Believe it or not, it was 10 years ago this month that Barack Obama, then a candidate for the U.S. Senate, introduced himself to America with a speech that shook the Fleet Center in Boston. The main theme of that Democratic convention was the litany of George W. Bush's failures — an unpopular and unending war in Iraq, a faltering image abroad, a stagnating middle class. Obama gave eloquent voice to those frustrations, arguing that all of them could be addressed if only we reunited the electorate. Probably Obama himself would not have guessed then that he would ascend to...
  • Democrats Work to Mitigate VA Scandal as Political Issue (Scandal?)

    07/02/2014 7:48:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/01/14 | Kyle Trygstad, Colin Diersing
    Politicians have always touted their support for military veterans back home. The willingness to expend federal dollars to provide the best care possible is popular across the partisan spectrum and is rarely cause for controversy. But the issue has been turned on its head in recent months, with the fallout from the Veterans Affairs scandal prompting even the Obama administration to admit a “corrosive culture” at the VA affecting facilities across the country. It’s also invited criticism of vulnerable House and Senate Democrats from Republican candidates and outside groups. For Republican challengers and operatives, the VA scandal offers a striking...
  • HHS Report: 1,295,571 Obamacare Enrollees May or May Not Be Legal Citizens

    07/02/2014 5:18:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/01/14 | Wynton Hall
    A devastating new Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General report released on Tuesday reveals that the Obama administration has yet to determine whether 1,295,571 of the over 8 million Obamacare enrollees are U.S. citizens lawfully in the country. The finding, located on page 11 of the report, states that 44% of the remaining 2,611,780 application "inconsistencies" are related to verifying "Citizenship/national status/lawful presence." Another 960,492 application inconsistencies were related to verifying whether subsidy applicants provided accurate income information.
  • Constitutional Amendment to Curb Speech Pushed by Democrats

    07/02/2014 8:22:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Sparked by fears that “many dedicated incumbents could be run out of office by well-financed campaigns by dangerously anti-government factions,” Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and 42 Democratic co-sponsors have drafted a Constitutional Amendment that aims to curb free speech. “Right now as long as a person has enough money to afford it he can take out an ad, publish a broadside, or fund a TV spot against a sitting member of the Government,” Udall pointed out. “The men and women who have devoted their lives to serving the citizens of this great republic don’t deserve this kind of treatment.” Under...
  • 85 percent of ObamaCare ‘inconsistencies’ can’t be fixed

    07/02/2014 8:03:25 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/2/2014 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — Federal officials can’t resolve 85 percent of 2.9 million “inconsistencies” on applications for ObamaCare even after nine months of trying, according to new data provided by the administration. Most of the problems involve certifying citizenship and income, key components of the national health plan. But some of the problems are downright nutty. One unidentified state-run marketplace cited situations in which infants and young children were “erroneously identified as incarcerated, according to federal data,” the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department revealed Tuesday. Just 425,000 problematic applications have been resolved out of 2.9 million that states...
  • The Politics of the World Cup and Soccer Enthusiasm

    07/01/2014 5:37:45 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 59 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 1, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    A poll conducted in the days leading up to the United States extra-time defeat against Belgium confirmed the suspicions of various conservative pundits that soccer is by and large a liberal past-time, but the poll also indicated that the sports growth may rest with southern members of the GOP. YouGov looked at the demographics of soccer enthusiasm in the United States, specifically at the breakdown of fans based on politics, region and race, prior to as well as in the midst of Americans quadrennial World Cup love affair. The study found that Democrats are more likely to follow soccer as...
  • This picture frame in Valerie Jarrett’s office is almost unbelievable, sadly, it’s real

    07/01/2014 2:04:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Young Conservatives.com ^ | 7/1/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    NBC’s camera crew got an inside look at Obama’s most trusted adviser, Valerie Jarrett, and they found something hilarious. It turns out Valerie and Obama have a lot in common, they are both in love with themselves. This picture frame in her office has figurines bowing down to her…
  • The American Flag: 'A Threat'?

    07/01/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    It's the very symbol of patriotism -- Old Glory, as William Driver, a 19th-century American sea captain, nicknamed it. But even as we close in on Independence Day, more and more people across the country are calling the American flag a threat and inappropriate home garnishing. A week ago, the landlord of a Texas man called the American flag "a threat to the Muslim community" and ordered him to remove it from his home, according to KHOU-TV. Duy Tran said the Stars and Stripes means a lot to him. Posting the flag was the least he could do, he said,...
  • Hillary Clinton: Mississippi runoff 'of major historical importance' (Cankles covers for Cochran)

    07/01/2014 12:53:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 30, 2014 | Dana Davidsen
    Hillary Clinton applauded efforts in a Republican Senate runoff election in Mississippi to reach out to voters outside its usual voting bloc. Clinton said Monday the contest between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel "was of historical importance because the Republican Party of Mississippi expanded its base." Forced into a runoff election after a GOP primary was too close to call, Cochran's campaign utilized anti-McDaniel sentiment in a traditionally Democratic voting group to sway the tight contest in his favor. Clinton, a likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, suggested politicians from all ideological backgrounds could learn from...
  • Harris v Quinn more important than Hobby Lobby?

    06/30/2014 2:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 30, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    In terms of direct impact on overreaching government power, perhaps the decision getting the least attention today is the most intriguing. Harris v Quinn addressed a movement in several states — Illinois in this case, but also in Minnesota and others — to force people into public-employee unions even though they are not directly employed by government, but privately employed and paid in part through public aid. The decision in this case narrowly centered on that distinction, but offers a window into a path for broader rollbacks of forced participation in PEU funding: The Supreme Court dealt a blow to...
  • Morrissey indicted on five charges (Virginia News)

    06/30/2014 11:30:33 AM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 6/30/14 | BILL McKELWAY
    HENRICO — A special grand jury today issued five indictments against Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, D-Henrico, adding to a long political and legal career marked by controversy, sanctions and, now, allegations of illicit behavior with an underage female. The charges by the grand jury meeting in Henrico include felony counts of possession of pornographic images of an underage female and of solicitation to obtain the images. Morrissey, 56, a state delegate since 2008 and a former commonwealth’s attorney in Richmond, was expected to be taken into custody by Henrico County police and....
  • Old Navy Amy Poehler Debate Jet Ski Commercial

    06/29/2014 9:01:42 PM PDT · by higgmeister · 5 replies
    Amy Poehler stands on some kind of political platform aside her opponent in a red dress. Amy says, “Every member of my staff should have their own jet ski, but why would you vote for my opponent, in her fancy and obviously expensive clothes?” Her opponent’s rebuttal is “actually this dress was only eight dollars.”