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  • Is President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege valid?

    06/21/2012 6:37:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 20 June, 2012 | David Kopel
    As noted by Jonathan Adler, below, President Obama today asserted Executive Privilege for Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to comply with a document subpoena from the U.S. House Oversight Committee. The letter is here. The Committee will vote later today on a resolution to hold Holder in contempt of Congress. The Committee Report in support of the contempt resolution is here. A fact sheet on the contempt resolution is here. Fast & Furious was a program implemented by the Arizona office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, in Sept. 2009 through January 2011. In F&F, BATFE lied...
  • Obama to Female Clinton Supporters: Get Over It [4 Years Ago Today Obamugabe Dissed Women]

    06/21/2012 6:44:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies ^ | June 21, 2008
    Barack Obama made some female members of the Congressional Black Caucus pretty angry. When asked about what he was going to do to reach out to Hillary's supporters, he said that it was up to them to help him heal the divide and that women should really just "get over it."

    06/21/2012 6:59:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show. According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000). Calculating the median salary for each gender required some assumptions to be made based on the employee names. When unclear, every effort was taken to determine the appropriate gender. The Obama campaign on Wednesday lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his failure to immediately endorse the Lilly Ledbetter...
  • Obama Shows Contempt For American People By Invoking Executive Privilege Over Fast And Furious

    06/21/2012 7:06:10 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    Barack Obama's administration supplied the Mexican drug cartels with thousands of high-powered assault weapons pursuant to an operation dubbed Fast and Furious which have killed over 200 people, including border patrol agent Brian Terry, and now in Nixonian-style all the President's men are engaged in a coverup campaign which includes outright lies and obstructionist schemes before the Congressional committee investigating the bloody mess. Yesterday a clearly exacerbated House Oversight Committee was left with no option but to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt after he refused to produce relevant documents to investigators by relying upon the new-found claim of...
  • Research Shows Growing Republican, Democratic 'God Gap'

    06/20/2012 5:24:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/20/2012 | Napp Nazworth
    A new report by Pew Research Center shows more evidence of a growing religious divide between Republicans and Democrats. For the last couple of decades, election exit polls have shown a partisan divide based upon religious participation. Those who attend religious services frequently have been more likely to vote Republican while those who attend religious services less frequently, or are nonreligious, have been more likely to vote for Democrats. This split is sometimes called the "God gap." Pew Research Center finds further evidence for this growing partisan split in its values survey, conducted every five years. Respondents were asked whether...
  • (Big Chief) Elizabeth Warren for President? Democrats' Barren 2016 Bench

    06/20/2012 3:30:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/20/12 | Molly Ball
    Elizabeth Warren for President? Democrats' Barren 2016 BenchBy Molly Ball, The Atlantic | National Journal – 5 hrs ago Regardless of whether the president wins re-election, the Obama era will be over before long. Democrats will have to find a new leader on whom to pin their hopes. But who? I went to a conference of liberal activists this week hoping to find out whom the party's activist base sees as its up-and-coming stars. But the exercise turned out to be revealing largely for how unprepared people were to answer the question. Nearly every answer I got began with a...
  • All Networks but Fox Boycotting Fast and Furious Hearings

    06/20/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    Fox News Channel | 6/20/12 | Vanity
    As if we needed more proof that the Rancid Media is boycotting the House Hearing on Fast and Furious, Fox is the only network covering it. On CNN, a report on the bond market. On HLN, a report on today's hot weather. On MSNBC, a report on the need for another stimulus package. On NECN, a report on the Sandusky trial.
  • Can the Democrats really be this out of touch?

    06/20/2012 10:40:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 20 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 06/20/2012 | Sal Russo
    Can the Democrats really be this out of touch? . First, President Obama makes the claim that "the private sector is doing fine" and now Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill appears to have 'one-upped' our disconnected President with her own outrageous and false statement. . U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said in an interview with the Quincy Journal that “the Senate passed a budget in August — in fact, we did better.”  Unfortunately for the Democrat U.S. Senator from Missouri, this claim is untrue.  . The Democrat controlled U.S. Senate has shirked their sworn duties and refused to address the fiscal...
  • Democrats to intercept Supreme Court ruling on immigration

    06/20/2012 11:43:35 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    This article if from April. I didn't see it posted on FR. I am posting it upon news today on Fox that the Dems are preparing open warfare against a SCOTUS decision to back the Arizona law. Per Fox, Dems allied with open border La Raza types will use endless lawfare and intimidation to overturn this law if it is upheld by SCOTUS. =================================================== The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over Arizona’s immigration-crackdown law, but Democrats are already preparing for a potential loss by saying they’ll try to pass legislation stripping states of the power to enact their own immigration...
  • Obama campaign files FEC complaint to force American Crossroads to disclose its donors

    06/20/2012 12:00:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:21 am on June 20, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Translation: A President’s critics should be entirely transparent, but not a President or his campaign. The New York Times reported last night that the Obama campaign has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission to force independent group American Crossroads to disclose all its donors (via Instapundit): The lawyer for President Obama demanded on Tuesday that Crossroads GPS disclose its donors, saying in a complaint to the Federal Election Commission that the group is plainly a “political committee” subject to federal reporting requirements.In the complaint, obtained by The New York Times, Robert F. Bauer, the campaign’s chief counsel, writes...
  • On Fast & Furious, "Blame Bush" is a Lie

    06/20/2012 12:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Throughout today's House Oversight Committee hearings on possible contempt charges for Attorney General Eric Holder, Democrat members repeatedly asserted and imtimated that the deadly gun-running program had originated under the previous administration.  Their clear aim was to muddy the waters on who is ultimately culpable for this blood-stained travesty, to suggest that Republicans are engaged in a shameless partisan witch hunt, and to feed the pliant mainstream media a handy alternate narrative as they begin to cover the controversy.  Katie documented why this variant of "Blame Bush!" isn't remotely applicable to Fast & Furious in her book, and former federal...
  • Holder Retracts Lie that Bush's Attorney General Knew About Gun Walking

    06/20/2012 12:23:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So we had Sheila Jackson Lee and Elijah Cummings, both members of Congress, both members of the Congressional Black Caucasians, and they're only retort to all this is to get mad that Issa would call Eric Holder a liar. "How dare you?" they say. How dare you call him a liar. How dare you call a US attorney general a liar. Well, Eric Holder said that Bush's attorney general, Michael Mukasey, knew about Fast and Furious at a Senate hearing last week. When he knew that Mukasey didn't know. So Holder tells the Senate committee that, (imitating...
  • What is the Obama administration hiding, and why are they hiding it?

    06/20/2012 12:29:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 33 replies
    Commentary ^ | 6/20/2012 | Peter Wehner
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a problem with the accuracy of his congressional testimonies. For example, on May 3, 2011, Holder – when asked when he became aware of the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal, told the House Judiciary Committee, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” But as CBS News reported, “Internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.” This forced Holder to confess to Senate Republicans that...
  • Obama In 2007: Executive Privilege Is "Subject To Abuse"

    06/20/2012 12:38:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    "I think the issue of executive power and executive privilege is one that is subject to abuse and in an Obama presidency what you will see will be a sufficient respect for law and the co-equal branches of government that I hope we don't find ourselves in a situation in which we would have aides being subpoenaed for what I think everything acknowledges is some troublesome information out there," then-Senator Barack Obama told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in a 2007 interview.
  • The Crime is Worse Than the Cover-Up

    06/20/2012 12:42:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    EGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the phones before we resume on the sound bites. Crown Point, Indiana, is where we're gonna start with Frank. Great to have you here, sir. Hello. CALLER: Yes, hello. Thank you, sir. I'm calling about the Fast and Furious thing. RUSH: Yeah? CALLER: The president or his administration sent guns into Mexico and had to assume that they'd be used and kill Mexican citizens. But then the president's trying to get Latino votes, but he doesn't care if Mexican die? RUSH: Well, he didn't figure on Mexicans figuring out Fast and Furious. I know...
  • Vote PASSES, Eric Holder in CONTEMPT - Obama Executive Privilege & Evolving Truth - Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 1:21:13 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 28 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/20/2012 | David Bellow
    House Oversight Committee Has Just Passed a Resolution Holding Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt for not releasing fast and furious documents.   The Contempt Charge now goes to the entire House for a vote on holding Holder in Contempt before it is sent to prosecution.The committee even passed an amendment with many reasons why Obama's executive privilege is not valid The Committee hearing was very interesting. The Democrats, like Reps Towns and Rep Norton, tried to say that the Committee should give more time to Eric Holder because Holder is willing to work with the committee to release some documents....
  • Asserting executive privilege shows desperation in the Obama White House

    06/20/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 6-20-2012 | Bookworm
    Wow! Wow! From a lawyer’s point of view, it’s hard to imagine anything more stupid than for the Obama White House to assert executive privilege as to the Fast and Furious documents. The subpoenaed documents must have some pretty damning information for the White House to make this move. More than that, by having asserted the privilege, the lawyer-led White House showed either a profound misunderstanding of the nature of privilege or is conceding that the Fast and Furious scandal — which saw the Justice Department pour thousands of guns into criminal hands in Mexico, resulting in the murders of...
  • Obama’s Despotism Takes Switchblade to U.S. Constitution

    06/20/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 11 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 20, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    The rule of law that safeguards all Americans is what our brave men and women have fought and even died on the field of battle for, and in one swift switchblade move, President Obama has decided that he will decide nearly a million illegal criminals will not have to abide by federal and state laws. Obama also practiced this same despotic action when he decided in February 2011to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which congress passed in 1996, that barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage. But the despotic Obamarule did not stop there, because there...
  • Obama & Holder – Fast & Furious Contempt Proceedings – Blame Bush

    06/20/2012 1:32:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow
    President Obama and Eric Holder have decided to blame Bush for their Fast & Furious gun program that sent thousands of US guns to Mexican drug cartels, gangs and murderers who used them to kill Mexicans and Americans. A live stream of the contempt proceedings against Eric Holder can be seen in real time HERE. ( Watch this 2009 video showing that Obama’s DOJ, run by Eric Holder, rolled out the new Fast & Furious gun program. Smoking Gun: Obama Ordered Operation Fast and Furious - Project Gunrunner - 2009 The prelude to the Obama/Holder Fast & Furious gun...
  • White House Mocks Issa Fast & Furious Investigation as "Political Theater"

    06/20/2012 10:03:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 129 replies
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Mark Knoller
    WH Comms Dir @pfeiffer44 slams Oversight Cmte for pursuing "a politically-motivated, taxpayer-funded election-year fishing expedition."In written statement, @pfeiffer44 says House GOP should work with Presd Obama "to create more jobs, not more political theater.”
  • Boycotting Obama’s convention: Some Democrats are refusing to go to the party's convention...

    06/20/2012 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    Salon ^ | June 20, 2012 | Steve Kornacki
    Yesterday, the news was that three of the biggest name Democrats in West Virginia – Senator Joe Manchin, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, and Rep. Nick Rahall – will be skipping the party’s national convention this summer. Today, it’s that Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Critz isn’t going either. Don’t be surprised to read more stories like these over the next few months. To the president’s foes on the right, it makes for a useful cudgel: Obama is so unpopular and so politically poisonous are terrified of being anywhere near convention that re-nominates him! The reality, though, is much less dramatic. Critz and...
  • Obama campaign requests outside Republican group disclose donors

    06/20/2012 4:42:53 AM PDT · by sunmars · 35 replies
    Democratic President Barack Obama's top campaign lawyer filed a complaint with the federal election regulator on Tuesday, demanding that the well-heeded and high-spending Republican advocacy group Crossroads GPS disclose its donors. This is the latest Democratic effort to slow down Crossroads GPS, run by former aide to President George W. Bush Karl Rove, which plans to spend some $300 million alongside its sister "super" political action committee to help Republican candidates ahead of the November 6 election, largely through advertising. Republican non-profit and "Super PAC" groups have been far outpaced their Democratic rivals in fundraising and spending, which expected to...
  • Obama Joins Holder In Contemptuous Cover-up

    06/20/2012 8:12:49 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 6 replies ^ | 06/20/12 | CaroleL
    When it comes to the government's Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation, Attorney General Eric Holder is running out of places to hide. But now he has President Barack Obama aiding and abetting his efforts to keep the truth about the program from both Congress and the American people. Facing a House committee vote today on whether he is in contempt of Congress for not turning over requested documents, the desperate Mr. Holder sent a letter to the White House today requesting that the president, " assert executive privilege over the identified documents." And Mr. Obama has complied.
  • Sheila Jackson Lee blames Bush for Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 8:12:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies ^ | 6/20/12 | Charlie Spierling
    “This Fast and Furious debacle started under the Bush administration,” Jackson Lee declared. “And it is been evidenced by various reports that it started under the ATL office in Arizona unbeknownst to leadership in Washington DC, at least leadership that came in under the Obama administration in this instance, Eric Holder.” Attempts by Democrats to pin the Fast and Furious operation on Bush, however, don’t stand. National Review’s Andrew McCarthy explains: Wide Receiver actually involved not gun-walking but controlled delivery. Unlike gun-walking, which seems (for good reason) to have been unheard of until Fast & Furious, controlled delivery is a...
  • Obama Asserts Executive Privilege on Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 8:13:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | June 20, 2012 | Editor
    President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against the attorney general by Republicans in the House. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.Video....
  • House moves toward contempt vote after Eric Holder balks on gun documents

    06/20/2012 6:22:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTON -- Last-minute talks to stave off a House committee vote declaring Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress broke down late Tuesday, when the attorney general failed to provide subpoenaed documents for the panel's inquiry into the flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation run by the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF. Mr. Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, met for about 20 minutes in an extraordinary bargaining session in the House majority leader's Capitol office. They emerged with Mr. Issa saying the attorney...
  • Professor fired after expressing climate change skepticism

    06/20/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/20/12 | Daily Caller
    Oregon State University chemistry professor Nicholas Drapela was fired without warning three weeks ago and has still been given no reason for the university’s decision to “not renew his contract.” Drapela, an outspoken critic of man-made climate change, worked at the university for 10 years. In the early years of his career, he published a number of textbooks, received a promotion to senior instructor and, in 2004, received a Loyd F. Carter award for outstanding and inspirational teacher. In 2007, Drapela began giving talks on his own climate change skepticism. He often and openly questioned the science behind man-made global...
  • California State Bar embraces lawlessness (illegal immigrant can become a licensed attorney?)

    06/20/2012 6:41:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/20/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The slippery slope leading down from rule of law to tyranny has been getting a lot of lubrication lately. The President of the United States bypassing the Constitution to announce he will not enforce immigration law for a category of offenders has sent a signal that is affecting others who ought to be part of the bulwark against tyranny. Bookworm, a California lawyer herself, has noticed that something very alarming just happened in the Golden State. It turns out that, in Obama's America, the federal executive branch is not the only government agency that has no use for explicit laws....
  • Eric Holder 1995 "We must Brainwash People To Be Against Guns"

    06/20/2012 7:27:08 AM PDT · by Tigen · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-19-12 | unknown
    Go to link above for viewing video.
  • Obama Tries to Protect Holder With Executive Privilege

    06/20/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-20-2012 | MOTUS
    ...Butt getting back to the violence in Rahm’s Chicagoland: can you believe it? 7 dead, 35 wounded - just last weekend! I know it has nothing to do with the fact that the Illinois, unlike almost every other state, makes it nearly impossible to own a gun…unless you’re a criminal. Is it any wonder that our Attorney General wants to demonstrate that all those guns coming in from Mexico (or is that the other way around? I get confused) via the Fast and Furious program are reason enough to eliminate that pesky Second Amendment right to bear arms. And Ricky...
  • New bill looks to increase minimum wage to $10

    06/20/2012 12:23:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Arizona Daily Wildcat ^ | June 19, 2012 | Max Efrein, journalism and history junior
    Minimum wage has been a topic of debate ever since the creation of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. Just this month, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois has attempted to once again bring the discussion into a modern context. Jackson introduced a bill to Congress that calls for an immediate raise of the federal minimum wage up to $10 from its current standing of $7.25, according to the New York Times. This may seem like an extreme jump, but this increase was proposed in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. In fact, President Obama stated back...
  • Obama's grandfather tortured by the British? A fantasy (like most of the President’s own memoir)

    06/19/2012 7:11:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    A new biography of Barack Obama has established that his grandfather was not, as is related in the President’s own memoir, detained by the British in Kenya and found that claims that he was tortured were a fabrication. 'Barack Obama: The Story' by David Maraniss catalogues dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth in his book 'Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance'. The 641-page book punctures the carefully-crafted narrative of Obama’s life. One of the enduring myths of Obama’s ancestry is that his paternal grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama, who served as a...
  • (Obama's) 50 Impeachable Crimes and Counting (AUGUST, 2010)

    06/19/2012 3:21:43 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 17, 2010 | Fred Dardick
    A few weeks ago I wrote an article From the White House to the Big House: 25 Impeachable Crimes and Counting that detailed 25 illegal acts committed by President Obama and his Democrat cohorts in Washington. It showed a President and political party willing to break the law at will in order to accomplish their political aims. Thanks to reader contributions and conservative writers around the country, here are 25 more for your consideration. Whether or not any of these troubling examples will lead to Obama’s impeachment and/or imprisonment, only time will tell. Regardless, taken together they paint a picture...
  • BREAKING: After Issa and Holder Meet, Still No Documents, Contempt Charges Still Looming

    06/19/2012 3:36:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | June 19, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The meeting between Attorney General Eric Holder and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa has ended after 20 minutes of discussion. Holder came with an offer of a briefing on Fast and Furious documents, but did not physically turn over any documents. This is unsatisfactory to Issa who has said repeatedly that in order for Holder to avoid a contempt vote Wednesday at 10 AM, he must hand over 1300 Fast and Furious documents to the committee. "The documents they may choose to give in the future, we need before tomorrow," Issa said to reporters. "“Ultimately the documents...
  • Liberals on Fast and Furious: Investigation is "Racist"

    06/19/2012 3:56:53 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/19/12 | Aurelius
    Over one thousand guns are missing. People are dead. Attorney General Eric Holder knew about it, lied, then decided not to cooperate with the investigation. And what are people on the Left saying? Exactly what you would expect: the fast and furious investigation is racist. Never, ever let facts get in the way of a good talking point. That's the motto of the people below. Of course these are just a few examples of the hundreds if not thousands of comments online. "Racist Republican witch-hunters:" "The GOP is racist:"
  • Can you hear the MAIG shredder shredding?(FL)

    06/19/2012 4:06:04 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Sean Caranna
    Orlando’s MAIG Regional Gun Control Czar Coordinator has failed to provide all documents demanded and is clearly using multiple personal email accounts for official purposes. See the statute and email exchange below! 119.10 Violation of chapter (public records); penalties.— (1) Any public officer who: … (b) Knowingly violates the provisions of s. 119.07(1) is subject to suspension and removal or impeachment and, in addition, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.. (2) Any person who willfully and knowingly violates: (a) Any of the provisions of this chapter commits a misdemeanor of the first degree. On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Alana Brenner wrote:...
  • DOJ Secretly Drops Charges in Taliban Case

    06/19/2012 4:28:58 PM PDT · by bear11 · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 19, 2012 | Judicial Watch
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) refuses to explain why it has abruptly dropped terrorism charges against a member of a Middle Eastern family indicted in south Florida last year with providing material support for the Pakistani Taliban. In all, six people were charged with sending tens of thousands of dollars to the terrorist organization, which is associated with Al-Qaeda and has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against American interests, including a 2009 suicide bombing at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The ringleader in this case is a Pakistani imam (Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan) who ran a mosque in...
  • Children singing 'God Bless the USA' heckled by man screaming 'burn in hell'

    Talk-show radio host Rush Limbaugh commented on the action this afternoon, saying, “A bunch of Democrat adults show up to heckle them. ‘You are all gonna burn in hell! Burn in hell!’ That was the reaction to kids singing ‘God Bless the USA.’ Why in the world would that make anybody mad? And the fact that it does tells us a whole lot.”
  • White House Readies Ramming Speed if Supremes Strike Down Mandate

    06/19/2012 5:06:37 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    "Legislatively we can't do a thing, and we are going to move full speed ahead (with implementation).” -- A Democratic “congressional official” talking to the Associated Press about plans in the Obama administration to proceed with the president’s 2010 health law even if the Supreme Court strikes down its central provision requiring all Americans to either purchase insurance or be enrolled in a government program. The looming Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s 2010 health law has Washington in a state of high anxiety.
  • Fast and Furious investigation could end today, Holder go scot free

    06/19/2012 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/19/2012 | Doug Book
    Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with Fast and Furious nemesis Congressman Darrell Issa at 5:00 this afternoon in what could mark the end of the Congressional investigation of Barack Obama’s deadly gun smuggling scheme. Last week, House Republican leaders at last agreed to schedule a vote on the Contempt of Congress charge Issa has long sought to bring against the Attorney General for 8 months of refusing to honor Congressional subpoenas. Deputy Attorney General James Cole quickly responded with a letter to House Government Reform Committee chair Issa, requesting a meeting to discuss ways of avoiding the vote. Issa...
  • Obamacrats Shout Down Children Singing “God Bless the USA” (video)

    06/19/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    A group of Obama Fool-Aid drinkers heckle kids singing a patriotic song in New York City.
  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms

    06/19/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    WSLS ^ | 06/18/12 | Aaron Martin
    When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first time in 2012. "He...
  • Jesse Jackson’s Impotent Protest Against (Detroit) Gun Ranges is a Bust (only 3 people show up)

    06/19/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | June 19, 2012 | Rick Ector
    This past Saturday, the anachronistic and increasingly irrelevant Reverend Jesse Jackson called for an anti-violence rally against 25 gun ranges in the United States. Despite his personal indiscretions, he somehow felt justified to ask dads during Fathers Day Weekend all across our great nation to adopt his mantra of “Guns Out = Jobs In.” According to the puzzling logic of Jackson, the local communities where the targeted gun shops operate are stifling the creation of jobs, which if you believe Jackson, is the root cause of urban violence. Somehow, Jackson manages to ignore the fact that these gun ranges...
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • Obama's Immigration Ploy Is Meant To Help Obama, Not The Nation

    06/18/2012 4:27:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 18, 2012 | THOMAS SOWELL
    President Obama's latest political ploy — granting new "rights" out of thin air, by executive order, to illegal immigrants who claim that they were brought into the country when they were children — is all too typical of his short-run approach to the country's long-run problems. Whatever the merits or demerits of the Obama immigration policy, his executive order is good only as long as he remains president, which may be only a matter of months after this year's election. People cannot plan their lives on the basis of laws that can suddenly appear, and then suddenly disappear, in less...
  • Thanks Obama! Mexican illegals plan family reunions at last

    06/18/2012 3:56:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/18/12 | Simon Gardner and Ioan Grillo - Reuters
    IXMIQUILPAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Seamstress Paulina Gutierrez, an ethnic Otomi Indian, prayed every day for years for a miracle to reunite her with her two sons, who were smuggled into the United States as children and have lived in permanent fear of deportation back to Mexico. Now, thanks to a major immigration policy shift by U.S. President Barack Obama, she can barely contain her excitement at the prospect of once again hugging her two boys - and two grandchildren she has never met. Without papers to get back into the United States, Gutierrez' sons cannot visit her in Mexico. She...
  • AP sources: Administration mulls pared health law

    06/18/2012 3:33:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    Covering all the bases ahead of a momentous Supreme Court ruling, the Obama administration plans to move ahead with major parts of the president's health care law if its most controversial provision does not survive, according to veteran Democrats closely involved with the legislation.
  • Democrats Attack Americans’ Aversion to Taxes

    06/18/2012 4:55:42 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2012 | John Semmens
    Two prominent Democrats laid into Americans who don’t want to pay higher taxes. First, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean professed himself to be “tired of all this anti-tax rhetoric we’re hearing from the Tea Party types. Anybody who has money in America only has it because the government has allowed them to have it. If the government says it needs more of that money you have no moral right to object.” In Nebraska, Democratic senate candidate Bob Kerrey says he can’t wait to get back to the Senate so he can vote for higher taxes. “You know, I was the...
  • Three Top West Virginia Democrats to Skip Convention

    06/18/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 18, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    Three high-profile Democrats from West Virginia are not planning to attend the Democratic National Convention in September. Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Nick Rahall and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin have opted not to go to the convention in Charlotte, according to a West Virginia Democratic Party press release. President Barack Obama is not popular in the state, and in 2010, Manchin ran a TV ad openly attacking the administration on cap-and-trade. Manchin, who is on the ballot again in November and does not face a difficult race, had already said this spring he wasn’t sure he would vote for Obama’s re-election.
  • Chicago Teachers Union Demands 30 Percent Pay Raise

    06/18/2012 1:33:16 PM PDT · by Sopater · 48 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | June 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Lindsey Burke
    It takes a lot of nerve to ask for a 30 percent pay raise. You’d better be sure you had a banner year. Yet in Chicago, where just 15 percent of fourth graders are proficient in reading (and just 56 percent of students graduate), the teachers union is set to strike if the district does not agree to a 30 percent increase in teachers’ salaries.The average teacher in Chicago Public Schools—a district facing a $700 million deficit—makes $71,000 per year before benefits are included. If the district meets union demands and rewards teachers with the requested salary increase, education employees...