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  • As lawmakers clash over refugees, Syrian immigration quietly tops 100,000 since 2012

    12/17/2015 4:26:09 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Joseph J. Kolb
    A proposal to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States has ignited a bitter debate in Washington, but more than 10 times that number of people from the embattled country have quietly come to America since 2012, according to figures obtained by FoxNews.com. Some 102,313 Syrians were granted admission to the U.S. as legal permanent residents or through programs including work, study and tourist visas from 2012 through August of this year, a period which roughly coincides with the devastating civil war that still engulfs the Middle Eastern country. Experts say any fears that terrorists might infiltrate the proposed...
  • VA Director at Phoenix Hospital Got $9K Bonus

    04/24/2014 11:43:10 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    The director of the Phoenix VA hospital where at least 40 military veterans died from delays received more than $9,000 in bonus pay in 2013, public records show. Last year, Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System, got a $9,345 bonus, in addition to her annual base salary of $169,900. Overall, leadership at the hospital was paid more than $700,000 in taxpayer money, according to publicly available salary data. CNN reported Wednesday that at least 40 patients have died at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System because of delays in treatment, and many of...
  • Despicable: WH smears cancer survivor who lost her insurance plan due to Obamacare

    11/04/2013 8:49:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Twitchy.com
    Beyond repugnant. As Twitchy reported, Edie Littlefield Sundby is a Stage IV cancer survivor. She is losing her current insurance plan due to Obamacare. She cannot keep her plan, nor the doctors, that have helped her beat all odds and live for almost seven years. Greta Van Susteren and Brit Hume brought her story to the attention of the boot-licking hacks at the New York Times who claimed that President Pants on Fire “clearly misspoke” when he said you could keep your plan. No biggie. Those with a soul (does not include the NYT editorial board) are repulsed by the...
  • Spitting on Their Graves: Democrats Leave Benghazi Hearing Before Testimony From Families of Victims

    09/19/2013 1:51:17 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 150 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 19, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    During the second portion of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing about Benghazi Thursday on Capitol Hill, the majority of Democrats on the Committee left the room and refused to listen to the testimony of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods. Ms. Smith is the mother of Sean Smith, an information management officer killed in the 9/11 Benghazi attack. Charles Woods is the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was also killed.
  • Health Premiums Up $3,065; Obama Vowed $2,500 Cut (Blast to the past. 9/24/2012)

    09/19/2013 4:19:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/24/2012 | ibd
    During his first run for president, Barack Obama made one very specific promise to voters: He would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500, and do so in his first term. But it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than $3,000 since Obama's vow, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation employee health benefits survey. Premiums for employer-provided family coverage rose $3,065 — 24% — from 2008 to 2012, the Kaiser survey found. Even if you start counting in 2009, premiums have climbed $2,370. What's more, premiums climbed faster in Obama's four years than they...
  • Dems Block Cruz Resolution to Create Joint Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi

    09/12/2013 3:52:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 9/12/2013
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced resolution, S.R. 225, Wednesday to create a joint select committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attacks from one year ago. But after requesting unanimous consent to introduce and pass the resolution, Democrats blocked it from consideration.
  • Houston Poll Watcher Says NAACP ‘Ringleader’ Was Accused of Touching Voting Machine

    11/04/2012 6:29:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/4/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The poll watcher who said individuals in NAACP T-shirts took over a Houston polling site told TheBlaze Sunday that the “ringleader” of the group was also accused of touching an electronic voting machine that a voter was using.Eve Rockford said the woman in the NAACP attire first screamed at the poll supervisor and demanded that a clerk be removed during the Friday incident.“She starts screaming at [poll supervisor Rose Cochran] and she says ‘get this clerk out of here, get him out of here I’ve had enough of him,” Rockford, 51, told TheBlaze. “He starts calmly, using his voice, ‘she’s...
  • Libyan Attack Was A Botched Kidnapping Attempt Ordered By OBAMA!

    11/01/2012 7:24:57 AM PDT · by Portcall24 · 44 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 31 Oct 12 | Daniel Noe
    Came to me by email referencing this link. I know nothing about the organization, but the conspiracy theories are working their way to the ragged edge of reality, it appears: Have seen bits and pieces of this line of analysis since the first 48 hours, but this clip sums it up and is exactly what happened. The poor shlub who posted the 'video trailer' is being kept in federal prison somewhere in So. Cal. because he was an expendable useful idiot recruited by agents of the Muslim Bros here in the States. They fear that leaving him free would allow...
  • Justice with Judge Jeanine Opening Statement 10/27/12 regarding Benghazi coverup.

    10/28/2012 2:09:31 PM PDT · by jyro · 22 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Mg-e71IDAUw#!
  • Former CIA officer predicted Obama administration’s calamity, deception in Libya

    10/28/2012 12:57:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/28/12 | Christopher Collins
    Former CIA officer predicted Obama administration’s calamity, deception in LibyaBy: Christopher Collins October 28, 2012 **SNIP** Clizbe pointed out, ”Obama and his clique love covert operations. They've demonstrated that in the Global War on Terror (or “overseas contingency operations building bridges to Islamic extremists”). Instead of actually pursuing the war in Afghanistan with the tools in place—soldiers and Marines—they prefer Predator strikes in the hinterlands of Pakistan. The number of these covert action killings has soared from 2009 to 2011—with estimates of 5 dead in 2009 under Bush growing to several hundred dead in 2010 under Obama.” Clizbe stated, “No...
  • Obama associate got $100,000 fee from affiliate of firm doing business with Iran

    08/06/2012 3:51:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 8/6/2012 | By Tom Hamburger
    David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser who was President Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, accepted a $100,000 speaking fee in 2010 from an affiliate of a company doing business with Iran’s government. A subsidiary of MTN Group, a South Africa-based telecommunications company, paid Plouffe for two speeches he made in Nigeria in December 2010, about a month before he joined the White House staff. Since Plouffe’s speeches, MTN Group has come under intensified scrutiny from U.S. authorities because of its activities in Iran and Syria, which are under international sanctions intended to limit the countries’ access to sensitive technology. At...
  • Veto Threat: Administration Wants to Hike Healthcare Fees for Military

    06/30/2012 4:18:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    The audacity of the Obama administration never ceases to amaze. On Friday, they threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill because it, in part, does not include hikes in healthcare fees for members of the military. The House bill  passed 299-120 in May. The official policy statement offers this objection: TRICARE Fees and Co-Payments.  The Administration is disappointed that the Congress did not incorporate the requested TRICARE fee initiatives into either the appropriation or authorization legislation.  The Administration asks the House to reconsider the TRICARE fee proposals, which are essential for DOD to successfully address rising personnel costs.  The $1.8...
  • From a “Glorious Burden” to an “Annual Burden,” Obama has Ruined His Presidency

    06/25/2012 4:12:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2012 | John Ransom
    The White House is trying to recast president Obama’s image- again. This time he's an eager reformer just trying to do away with all the red tape getting in the way of the economy. Since the class warfare thing didn’t work, the Sandra Fluke thing alienated the very voters- Catholics- who provided Obama his margin of victory in 2008 and Americans are becoming disenchanted with a president who, honest-to-goodness, thinks everything is “fine”- except that taxes are too low- why not try casting Obama in a part wholly and utterly unbelievable? Obama wants to be known as the president who...
  • LIBERALS TWEET FOR WALKER'S ASSASSINATION

    06/06/2012 9:57:58 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 48 replies
    Times 24/7 ^ | June 6, 2012
    Liberal Twitter users are openly advocating the assassination of Gov. Scott Walker: @DONTTouchTheFRO: They gonna JFK Scott Walker. Shoot his mfn head off BANG BANG!!! *chief keef voice*... @SeXXX_Symbol_: Somebody need to Abe Lincoln Scott Walker cave frog lookin ass. @realwesleywess: Someone from the NRA should shoot Scott Walker in the head @caleb_white: Scott walker will die within the next week ive already payed for the hit ... They are also threatening Gov. Walker’s wife and son: @SwaggedTf_Out: NBS I Know What School Scott Walker Son Go To
  • Barack Obama’s grovelling before the Russians is an embarrassment

    03/28/2012 4:26:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nile Gardiner
    Ronald Reagan, together with Margaret Thatcher, stood up to Moscow, and brought the Soviet Empire to its knees. In contrast, Barack Obama has gone on his knees to grovel before the Russians. The exchange between President Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Seoul was a display of supplication before a major strategic adversary on an issue of great importance for US national security – missile defence. -excerpt- Barack Obama’s comments are disturbing on several levels. First, they display a willingness to placate America’s enemies, and cede ground over issues of national interest. Second, Obama is linking foreign policy...
  • $50 Light Bulb That Replaces A 25˘ Bulb Got A $10 Million Government 'Prize'

    03/12/2012 6:13:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/12/2012 | Warren Beatty
    Have you ever heard of the "L" Prize? The Department of Energy's (DOE) "L" Prize challenged the lighting industry to develop high performance, energy-saving replacements for conventional light bulbs that will save American consumers and businesses money. Initiated in 2008 during the George W. Bush administration, DOE's first "L" Prize category was the 60-watt bulb because it is one of the most widely used types of light bulbs by consumers. The "L" Prize was meant to hasten manufacturers' production of more efficient light bulbs in order to ease the transition away from inefficient incandescent light bulbs to more efficient Compact...
  • The Price of a Koran

    03/05/2012 4:14:12 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | March 04, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    What does a Koran cost? You can get a full color one for the Kindle for only 99 cents, just don't expect it to feature any pictures of old Mo. If you want to go deluxe, you can get a hardcover edition that runs three different translations side by side for around 40 bucks. But if you want to be more practical about it, the price of a Koran is the lives of six American soldiers. That butcher's bill doesn't count the soldiers who burned the Korans, who despite following procedure will be penalized on orders of the White House...
  • Chu: DOE working to wean U.S. off oil, not lower prices

    02/29/2012 4:30:37 AM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/28/2012 | By ALEX GUILLEN
    The Energy Department isn’t working to lower gasoline prices directly, Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker scolded him for his now-infamous 2008 comment that gas prices in the U.S. should be as high as in Europe. Instead, DOE is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles, Chu told House appropriators during a hearing on DOE’s budget. But Americans need relief now, Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) said — not high gasoline prices that could eventually push them to alternatives. “I can’t look at motivations. I have to look at results. And under this administration the...
  • Guantanamo prisoners get new, larger soccer field

    02/29/2012 3:54:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Updated: 2:41 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
    <p>Some prisoners at Guantanamo Bay will soon have a new, larger soccer field to help keep them occupied...</p> <p>The U.S. military has nearly completed a new recreation yard in Camp 6, the camp where more than 80 percent of the 171 prisoners are held. Besides a soccer field, it will have a walking trail and exercise equipment. Screened fences block the view of the nearby Caribbean Sea.</p>
  • AP source: Admin. plans change in immigration rule

    01/06/2012 5:04:06 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2012 7:24 AM (ET) | LUIS ALONSO LUGO and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time illegal immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while they try to win legal status in the United States, a senior administration official said Thursday. Currently, illegal immigrants must leave the country before they can ask the government to waive a three- to 10-year ban on legally coming back to the U.S. The length of the ban depends on how long they have lived in the U.S. without permission. The official said the new rule would let children and spouses of citizens ask...
  • 35 terror training camps now operating inside U.S.

    01/03/2012 3:11:31 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 51 replies · 1+ views
    WND.com ^ | A.D. 3 January 2012 | Editors
    WASHINGTON – A radical jihadist group responsible for nearly 50 attacks on American soil is operating 35 terrorist training camps across the nation, but the U.S. government refuses to include the organization on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorists.Jamaat ul-Fuqra, known in the U.S. as “Muslims of America,” has purchased or leased hundreds of acres of property – from New York to California – in which the leader, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, boasts of conducting “the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare.”
  • The Year We Lost Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Most of the Middle East

    01/01/2012 4:28:48 AM PST · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, December 31, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    About the only people having a Happy New Year in the Muslim world aren't the Christians who are huddling and waiting out the storm, but the Islamists who use a different calendar but are having the best time of their lives since the last Caliphate. The news that the Obama Administration has brought in genocidal Muslim Brotherhood honcho Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to discuss terms of surrender for the transfer of Afghanistan to the Taliban caps a year in which the Brotherhood and the Salafists are looking up carve up Egypt, the Islamists won Tunisia's elections, Turkey's Islamist AKP Party purged the...
  • Breaking: We were right, Obama GAVE Iran the Drone!

    12/09/2011 10:24:21 PM PST · by Just4Him · 195 replies · 2+ views
    Con Underground ^ | 12/10/2011
    A couple of days ago Conunderground.com was the first to point out that the circumstances surrounding the “crash” of the top secret RQ170 Sentinel drone simply didn’t add up. And we were tight! The story continues to develop and it doesn’t look good! To recap, first we were told that Iran might’ve shot it down and then the story changed to “the drone crashed on Iranian soil ” After realizing that the Iranians were about to parade a perfectly functional drone with nary a scratch on it, the official story changed to “the drone landed because it wants to live”...
  • White House urging Congress to act on deficit

    11/21/2011 2:34:31 PM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    Google ^ | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to make a statement to reporters Monday after the deficit-cutting supercommittee announced that it had failed to reach an agreement.
  • Who you calling lazy?

    11/17/2011 3:50:13 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11-17-11 | Andrea Tanteros
    It is arguably the job of any U.S. President to be our cheerleader-in-chief. That’s why President Obama’s recent comments blasting the business community for being asleep at the switch have the rest of the country reeling. “We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America,” he told the corporate chiefs who gathered at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. But with millions of Americans out of...
  • Napolitano and Clinton ‘Gunwalker’ reactions simply not credible

    11/02/2011 4:31:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 November, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Congressional Republicans are trying to expand the scope of questions over the disastrous ATF gun-sting operation ‘Fast and Furious’ to Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano, asking her why she never investigated even after suspected guns showed up at the scene of a dead U.S. Border Patrol agent,” The Washington Times reports. “Napolitano responded that her immediate concern was finding the killers of Agent Brian Terry and that she didn't know until the spring of this year that there were indications his death involved weapons that were part of the federal gun trafficking probe,” Politico explains. The first day of...
  • Axelrod On CNN: Republicans May Be Trying To Tear Down The Economy On Purpose

    10/30/2011 4:14:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/30/11 | Josh Feldman
    Axelrod On CNN: Republicans May Be Trying To Tear Down The Economy On Purposeby Josh Feldman | 4:25 pm, October 30th, 2011 On CNN’s State of the Union today, former Obama advisor David Axelrod expressed his frustration on Congressional inaction on many important issues related to the economy and, more specifically, the inability of Republicans to come together with the president on issues they normally agree with. Candy Crowley highlighted a quote from White House Chief of Staff William Daley, saying in part that the Republicans and Democrats have been going at it and making it hard for President Obama...
  • Justice Dept. proposes lying, hiding existence of records under new FOIA rule

    10/24/2011 9:35:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/11 | C.J. Ciaramella
    A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act rules would allow federal agencies to lie to citizens and reporters seeking certain records, telling them the records don’t exist. The Justice Department has proposed the change as part of a large revision of FOIA rules for federal agencies. Specifically, the rule would direct government agencies who are denying a request under an established FOIA exemption to “respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist,” rather than citing the relevant exemption. The proposed rule has alarmed government transparency advocates across the political spectrum, who’ve called it “Orwellian” and...
  • What the media isn't telling you about "Occupy Boston" protest

    10/20/2011 4:06:49 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 10/21/2011 | n/a
    What the mainstream media reports tell you about the "Occupy Boston" protests is, as usual, only part of the story. MassResistance went down last week and found out the rest. We saw a political ideology of communism, socialism and anarchism, with additions of anti-Israel, pro-Muslim, law-breaking, and other radical advocacy. Plus, like so many left-wing venues after a few days, the park they've taken over is now filthy and smells of urine. The "protesters" are portrayed as idealistic young people sacrificing for meaningful change in an economic crisis. But their real goals are more disturbing. The gushing support of them...
  • Coast Guard member spit on near Occupy Boston tents

    10/14/2011 9:06:29 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 34 replies
    MY FOX BOSTON ^ | 11/14/2011 | MY FOX BOSTON
    BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - The Coast Guard in Boston confirmed that a woman in uniform was harassed and spat upon near Occupy Boston protesters. The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice, called her foul names and even threw a water bottle at her. Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform. Devon Pendleton, a spokesman for Occupy Boston, doesn't believe that those male protestors are actually part of the movement. However, Pendleton wants to be clear, that if protestors are...
  • State Dept Considering 5,662 'Diversity Visa' Applicants from Terror States

    10/12/2011 7:05:29 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-11-11 | Elizabeth Harrington
    As part of its 2012 Diversity Visa program, the U.S. State Department is considering 5,662 applicants from countries deemed ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’ – Iran, Syria, Sudan and Cuba. In 2011, the State Department awarded 2,427 Diversity Visas to people from Iran, Syria and Sudan -- 1,842 for Iran; 553 for Sudan; and 32 for Syria.
  • Fast and Furious weapons found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home

    10/08/2011 8:42:23 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano
    High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars. In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad...
  • Obama’s lawyers bid to regulate religious hiring

    10/04/2011 6:21:20 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 10/04/2011 | Neil Munro
    Barack Obama’s Department of Justice will ask the Supreme Court to eliminate a long-standing legal precedent that protects religious organizations from government regulations. The department “is going against what almost every court has decided … it has has taken an outlier position,” said Richard Garnett, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law & Religion at Emory University. On Wednesday, lawyers will present their oral arguments to the Supreme Court in “Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.” Cheryl Perich taught religion and...
  • Attorney General in Mexico: 200 Murders Result of Operation Fast and Furious

    09/20/2011 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9//20/11 | Katie Pavlich
    In a conference call this morning with Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, reporters were told the Attorney General in Mexico has confirmed at least 200 murders south of the border happened as a result of Operation Fast and Furious. Eleven crimes in the United States have been linked to Operation Fast and Furious up to this point. Issa said he expects as the investigation in the operation continues, more crimes connected to Fast and Furious will come to light and be exposed. This is not surprising, considering out of 2500 weapons the Obama Justice Department allowed to...
  • ATF Fast and Furious secret audio recordings hint at cover-up

    09/19/2011 11:24:49 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    WASHINGTON - "Watch your back," the gun dealer warns the ATF Agent in an audio recording obtained by CBS News. The secretly recorded conversations are between the primary gun dealer cooperating with ATF in its "Fast and Furious" operation, Andre Howard, and lead case ATF agent Hope MacAllister. Howard owns Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Arizona. Secret recordings raise new questions in AFT 'Gunwalker' case As CBS News first reported last February, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to "walk" onto the streets without interdiction into the hands of suspected traffickers for...
  • Gunwalker Linked to Three More Murders

    09/17/2011 3:38:39 AM PDT · by XHogPilot · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sep 15, 2011 | Bob Owens
    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has revealed a recent document submitted by the Department of Justice to congressional investigators. The document shows that guns linked to Operation Fast and Furious are responsible for at least three more murders in addition to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry: Weapons linked to ATF’s controversial “Fast and Furious” operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide. According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), the...
  • So, a Grenade and Rocket Launcher Found Near Rio Grande

    09/15/2011 4:35:35 PM PDT · by Bob Mc D · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/15/2011 | Katie Pavlich
    U. S. Border Patrol agents seized six assault rifles, one rocket launcher, a grenade launcher, and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 explosives Tuesday near the Rio Grande. Agents patrolling the river near Fronton spotted a black bag in the brush. Inside, agents found the guns, rocket launcher, grenade launcher and explosives, along with a lower receiver for an assault rifle and 20 ammunition magazines. Too bad the Obama Administration can't blame law abiding gun shop owners in the United States for this one. Why? Because you cannot buy rocket and grenade launchers at their stores.
  • 3 more murders linked to Gunwalker

    09/14/2011 6:05:46 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 52 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | September 14, 2011 4:57 PM | By Sharyl Attkisson
    Weapons linked to ATF's controversial "Fast and Furious" operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide. According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the disclosed incidents may be only a partial list of violent crimes linked to Fast and Furious weapons because "ATF has not conducted a comprehensive independent investigation." When added to the guns found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in the U.S., the newly-revealed murders in...
  • BREAKING: Third Fast & Furious gun at Terry murder scene covered up

    09/10/2011 1:57:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 September, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Fox News is reporting that a third gun apparently found at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was linked to Operation Fast and Furious, but its existence may have been deliberately concealed by the FBI to protect the identity of an informant “who works inside a major Mexican cartel.” That informant, according to the report by Fox reporter William Lajuenesse, “provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry.” This tends to support statements made by Kenneth Melson, former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to congressional investigators in a...
  • (Charlotte illegal alien) Protesters won’t face U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    09/08/2011 4:51:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WCNC ^ | 9/08/11 | GARY L. WRIGHT
    Protesters won’t face U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementby GARY L. WRIGHT / Charlotte Observer WCNC.com Posted on September 8, 2011 at 6:40 AM CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mecklenburg jail officials said Wednesday they determined that 10 of 15 protesters arrested at an immigration rally Tuesday are in the country illegally. But the protesters won’t be turned over to federal immigration officials for possible deportation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told jail authorities Wednesday not to put detainers on the protesters, said Julia Rush, the spokeswoman for the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office. The detainers are used to keep defendants in jail while immigration...
  • Heat-Seeking Missiles Are Missing From Libyan Arms Stockpile (Obama punked by his Al Qaeda buddies)

    09/08/2011 4:09:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/8/11 | ROD NORDLAND and C. J. CHIVERS
    The sign on the wall reads “Schoolbook Printing and Storage Warehouse,” but the fact that the double gates in the wall have been crudely ripped off suggests that something more interesting might be inside. It turns out that the only books to be found in any of the three large buildings in the walled compound are manuals — how to fire rocket launchers and wire-guided missiles, among others. The buildings are actually disguised warehouses full of munitions — mortar shells, artillery rounds, anti-tank missiles and more — thousands of pieces of military ordnance that are completely unguarded more than two...
  • Exclusive Report: Documents indicate ATF, FBI allowed Indiana ‘crime gun’ sales

    09/05/2011 9:07:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    Examiner.Com ^ | September 5, 2011 | David Codrea
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has acknowledged an Indiana dealer’s cooperation in conducting straw purchases at the direction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Exclusive documents obtained by Gun Rights Examiner show the dealer cooperated with ATF by selling guns to straw purchasers, and that bureau management later asserted these guns were being traced to crimes. From the confidential source providing the documents: The dealer…was sent a "demand letter," based on the number of traces to him, which was retracted after his attorney pointed out they resulted from his cooperation with ATF. (Strangely, he...
  • Mr.L: Sarah Palin's Bus Vs. Obama's Death Star- Know the Difference

    08/16/2011 10:22:27 PM PDT · by curth · 56 replies
    Mr L's Tavern ^ | 8/16/2011 | Mr L
    See anything different about the two buses? Which bus would you like to ride in? What bus most resembles all that's patriotic and good about America? In 2008, Obama didn't want to wear a flag pin, didn't want to salute the flag-- in 2012 he refuses to have any patriotic symbols on his rolling black menace! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBeqRqOdjGg&feature=player_embedded
  • Obama DOJ Gave Cartel Enough Guns to Arm a Marine Regiment

    07/27/2011 5:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    “These guns went to ruthless criminals,” Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico said in testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday regarding the scandal-plagued Operation Fast and Furious. “It’s alleged that over 2,000 guns were trafficked in this investigation. To put that in context, upon information and belief, the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment has approximately 2,500 rangers. That means that as a result of this investigation, the Sinaloa cartel may have received almost as many guns that are needed to arm the entire regiment. Out of these 2,000 weapons, 34 were .50-caliber sniper rifles. That is approximately the number of...
  • Senate Votes to Set Aside 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Plan Proposed by House GOP

    07/23/2011 4:38:15 AM PDT · by Son House · 33 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 22, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    With Friday's vote over, senators quickly moved to vacate the floor. Cars were waiting outside to whisk members to airports to take flights home. Though the Senate was originally scheduled to be in session, Reid, D-Nev., noted that would not be the case and no votes would be taken before Monday afternoon. Reid said that the session wasn't necessary because Obama and Boehner were working on a compromise measure. He said he understands the plan addresses both taxes and revenue, and therefore must originate in the House, giving the Senate no reason to work. Another person hot about the talks...
  • Israel sees Libya as new source of arms for Gaza

    07/21/2011 7:42:33 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 7 replies
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Libya has become a new source of smuggled weaponry for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. With eastern Libya largely held by rebels who rose up against Muammar Gaddafi in February, arms were being brought across the border, through neighboring Egypt, to the Islamist Hamas-ruled territory, Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said. "Weapons are available in Libya as a result of the unstable situation there, and Hamas has exploited it to buy weapons from Libyan smugglers," he told foreign journalists in a briefing, without elaborating on the kind of munitions involved.
  • Gunwalker: Testimony Reveals Eric Holder’s Obfuscation Tactics

    07/21/2011 2:23:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 20, 2011 | Patrick Richardson
    ATF Acting Director Ken Melson's testimony shows just how far the DOJ has gone to impede the investigation and to protect political appointees.Attorney General Eric Holder continues to duck responsibility for Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed more than 2,500 weapons, including thousands of AK-47 variants and .50 caliber sniper rifles, across the Mexican border and into the hands of the cartels. The weapons were used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and an estimated 150 Mexican nationals. In May of this year, Holder was called to testify in front of Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) House Committee on Oversight...
  • Libya Rebels Get Formal Backing, and $30 Billion

    07/15/2011 7:18:25 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 76 replies
    NYT ^ | Published: July 15, 2011 | By SEBNEM ARSU and STEVEN ERLANGER
    ISTANBUL — The United States formally recognized the rebel leadership in Libya as the country’s legitimate government on Friday, allowing the rebel government access to $30 billion in Libyan assets held in the United States. It is not yet clear how and when the money would be released. Enlarge This Image Osman Orsal/Reuters Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the meeting on Libya in Istanbul on Friday. Multimedia TimesCast | Libyan Rebels Recognized Readers’ Comments Share your thoughts. Post a Comment » Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at an international gathering held to discuss the Libyan conflict...
  • Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink’

    06/23/2011 7:38:28 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | Thursday June 23, 2011 | Terrence Jeffery
    (CNSNews.com) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration believes taxes on small business must increase so the administration does not have to “shrink the overall size of government programs.” The administration’s plan to raise the tax rate on small businesses is part of its plan to raise taxes on all Americans who make more than $250,000 per year—including businesses that file taxes the same way individuals and families do. [........] “We're not doing it because we want to do it, we're doing it because we see no alternative to a balanced approach to reduce our...
  • Obama's Gift to Samantha Powers

    06/18/2011 9:44:46 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 17 June 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    Over at the Lawfare blog, Jack Goldsmith has some thoughts on the Obama administration’s war powers argument. Whatever you think of the War Powers Act, Goldsmith’s second point is of particular interest: The Administration argues that its operation is legitimated and limited by the U.N. Security Council Resolution. It does not really explain why it thinks this. But in any event, the “no danger to troops” theory, combined with the heavy reliance on the Security Council Resolution, suggest that the Administration is creating a principle of unilateral presidential war power for U.N.-sponsored interventions from a distance. In practice, this principle...