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  • A Bit More on the Speech Police

    04/18/2014 10:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 18, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    When I wrote about Adam Weinstein of Gawker and his proposal to literally imprison people for their political views, most of the pushback from the left and from David Frum, America’s Hall Monitor™, consisted of hand-waving, e.g. “You can’t generalize from the position of one crank with a blog, etc.” And while I am sympathetic to the emerging bipartisan consensus that no sentient being could possibly take Adam Weinstein seriously, the fact is that Gawker has a larger readership than The Nation and The New Republic combined. Sure, it’s 99.44 percent pure riff-raff, but the damnable thing about democracy is...
  • Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

    04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 12 replies
    national review ^ | March 18, 2014
    Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick. The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romney’s eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman. The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond...
  • Tea Party, Teachers Unite vs. Georgia’s GOP Gov. Nathan “Real” Deal

    04/18/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT · by RobaWho
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | April 19, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Next thing you know, cats and dogs might start sleeping together. In today’s brave new world, teacher responsibilities seemingly grow by the hour. With classroom responsibilities that now include nutrition, character development, parenting, sex education and family counseling, the very last thing teachers need is ignorant, anti-scholarship, disrespectful politicians stripping them of their ability to exercise their professional judgement. Teachers, just as other performing artists, need certain freedoms to create, improvise and respond to the needs of students, just as musicians need flexibility to play to their unique audiences. Teacher union’s have long argued that a smaller class sizes offers...
  • Success Of Obamacare Might Translate Into Political Success

    04/18/2014 9:15:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | April 18, 2014 | Dr. Ron Chusid
    The number of people signing up for private insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act has now reached eight million. While primarily symbolic, it does represent a victory after initial projections of seven million were reduced to six million due to the problems when the exchanges opened. We know that if they failed to meet these projections, Republicans would be making a big deal of them. In addition, late enrollees included a high percentage of young people. Good news means more positive head lines, such as National Journal writing that Obamacare is on a Winning Streak. The political climate is...
  • Liberal Pundit Sally Kohn Sings Kumbaya to Fox News.

    04/18/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | April 18, 2014 | Eric L. Wattree
    In her Article, “What I Learned As a Liberal Talking Head For Fox News,” for The Christian Science Monitor, Sally Kohn indicated that while working for Fox News, she had what can best be described as an epiphany. She said, “For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me: Though Sean Hannity or Sarah Palin and I disagree profoundly on politics – they’re personable, kind, and human. If you want to persuade people, you can’t demonize them.” . She went on to say, “And no one will even...
  • Google: the unelected superpower

    04/18/2014 8:09:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | April 17, 2014 | Katherine Rushton
    Researchers at Princeton and Northwestern universities have pored over 1,800 US policies and concluded that America is an oligarchy. Instead of looking out for the majority of the country’s citizens, the US government is ruled by the interests of the rich and the powerful, they found. No great surprises there, then. But the government is not the only American power whose motivations need to be rigourously examined. Some 2,400 miles away from Washington, in Silicon Valley, Google is aggressively gaining power with little to keep it in check. It has cosied up to governments around the world so effectively that...
  • Martinez and the War on GOP Women

    04/18/2014 7:42:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 18, 2014 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    One of the Obama administration’s favorite themes is the idea that Republicans have been waging a “war on women.” Though Democrats may overestimate the appeal of this canard, the notion that troglodyte conservatives seek to send American women back to the 19th century has become a form of conventional wisdom, especially in the liberal mainstream media. But though that war is a piece of fakery rooted in the confusion between political liberalism and gender equality, there is little doubt about the reality of another war on women: the one that is being waged by left-wing ideologues against any female Republican...
  • After Voting With Him 97% Of The Time, Heidi Heitkamp Helps Other Democrats Campaign Against Obama

    04/18/2014 6:59:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    You really have to admire the chutzpah. In her 2012 campaign, Senator Heidi Heitkamp worked long and hard to brand herself not as a liberal Democrat, but as an “independent” who would “stand up” to President Barack Obama. Such rhetoric was necessary in a state where Obama lost by more than 20 points, and Heitkamp herself won by just a few thousand votes. It’s hard to imagine Heitkamp being in the US Senate now had she not campaigned so hard against Obama. But she did, and she won, and then spent her first year in the US Senate voting with...
  • House Committee Votes to Admit More STEM Workers than the Supply of Them

    04/18/2014 6:00:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 1, 2013 | David North
    The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted last week to admit more high-tech foreign workers in some categories than the annual supply of them. In its eagerness to meet the wishes of the high tech industry — and steal jobs from qualified American workers — the Republican majority on the committee, with the single, commendable exception of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), voted to allow as many as 55,000 green cards to be issued annually to aliens with advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees from American universities.
  • GOP Congressman Says Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Reward Law Breakers

    04/18/2014 5:34:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Hunter Walker
    Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King responded after an organization backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched an advertising blitz against him Friday. King issued a statement saying the commercials, which were paid for by Zuckerberg's pro-immigration reform group FWD.us, show the Facebook chairman and CEO wants to "reward people for breaking our laws" in order to bring in talent for his company. "I am under attack by billionaire Mark Zuckerberg because I am one of the few who will stand up and tell the truth about amnesty," King said in his statement.
  • Groups urge Boehner on immigration reform

    04/18/2014 5:20:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Eric Schwartzberg
    Ohio faith leaders and members of the immigrant community rallied Thursday evening at The Square @ Union Centre to call on House Speaker John Boehner to “Do the Right Thing” on immigration reform. “Every day that he’s waiting … every day that immigration’s not passed, more families are separated,” Fabiola Arce of the Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center told the crowd. “The children are put into foster care and I just don’t understand how they can break up families like that when they have hard-working parents here.” Arce, a Xavier University graduate and teacher at DePaul Cristo Rey High School...
  • Lewinsky Email Redacted From Clinton Documents

    04/18/2014 5:06:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    April 18, 2014, 6:13 PM ET Lewinsky Email Redacted From Clinton Documents By Rebecca Ballhaus The latest batch of previously withheld presidential records from the Clinton administration redacts an email from a noteworthy source: Monica Lewinsky. A redaction sheet in a collection of documents about former Gen. Wesley Clark lists an email from Ms. Lewinsky to Ashley Raines, an official in the White House office of administration. According to the footnote associated with the brief entry, an “unwarranted invasion of personal privacy” is cited as the reason for the email’s redaction. A redaction sheet showing an email from Monica Lewinsky....
  • Sibelius not running for Senate, HHS confirms: Report

    04/18/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Tom Howell Jr.
    Despite rumors in Democratic circles, departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering a Senate run out of Kansas, an agency spokesman told the Associated Press.
  • PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?

    04/18/2014 3:41:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Judson Phillips
    Republicans, at least in theory, are better off than liberals. Republicans generally don’t manage to lose by repeating the same old mistakes. Instead, Republicans manage to find new, unique and very creative ways to lose. House Speaker John Boehner has told business leaders and others on a couple of occasions he is going to get immigration amnesty done this year. In one instance, he said he was “hellbent” on getting it done. Amnesty will, of course, destroy the Republican Party. That is why the Left loves it. Corporatists who want amnesty for low wages don’t think beyond the next quarter’s...
  • American Politics: Not Just for White People

    04/18/2014 3:32:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/18 | Jonathan Chait
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Bladensburg High School April 7, 2014 in Bladensburg, Maryland. Last weekend, I appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry’s weekend MSNBC show to discuss my cover story on racial politics. It was … not quite what I expected. The segment lasted 12 and a half minutes, and Harris-Perry spent almost half that time on an extended soliloquy about how I am wrong, only allowing me to join the discussion about my story for the second half. There was also a panel following that segment, consisting of four panelists who agree with Harris-Perry and none...
  • Steve King slams Hillary Clinton ‘brave’ remark

    04/18/2014 3:24:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | TAL KOPAN
    Rep. Steve King is criticizing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for praising an undocumented teen that questioned her at an event, saying Clinton should have told the young woman to follow the law. “#Hillary calls immigration law breaker ‘incredibly brave.’ Should have said, ‘Get right with the law.’ … Then come back,” King tweeted early Friday morning.
  • Critics rail against liberal bias for commencement speakers

    04/18/2014 3:18:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Valerie Richardson
    This year’s Democratic commencement speakers outnumber their Republicans counterparts by more than 2 to 1, according to a survey by Campus Reform. In what critics describe as another example of liberal bias on campus, 56 Democratic officeholders, appointees and operatives are slated to speak this spring at university graduation ceremonies. Only 26 Republicans are scheduled to deliver college commencement addresses, the study found. “This proves how liberal our nation’s universities are. There is a severe bias against conservative viewpoints and an unwillingness to offer true diversity of thought,” said Caleb Bonham, editor-in-chief of Campus Reform, which pushes for greater conservative...
  • U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

    04/18/2014 3:13:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Fred Hiatt
    Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday. Siemoniak said the decision has been made on a political level and that military planners are working out details. There will also be intensified cooperation in air defense, special forces, cyberdefense and other areas. Poland will play...
  • Outnumber Hunger: A Concert with a Purpose

    04/18/2014 3:07:05 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 7 replies
    WCNC-TV ^ | 4/17/14
    Tune in Friday night, April 18, to see some of country music's stars perform for a purpose. Outnumber Hunger is a partnership with General Mills, Feeding America and Big Machine Label Group. The concert, airing on NBC Charlotte at 8 p.m., will serve as the kick off to a year long initiative to fight hunger in America. Participating musicians include Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Cassadee Pope and more. Gannett, the parent company of NBC Charlotte, will be airing the concert on all of its stations. One in six Americans struggles with hunger. Through the Outnumber Hunger...
  • Sex in restaurant bathrooms is a Washington, D.C. epidemic (apparently)

    04/18/2014 2:58:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Tony Bravo
    According to a story in the Washington City Paper, D.C. has an epidemic of sex in restaurant bathrooms. Yes, you read that correctly. When not making policy or keeping our democracy afloat the citizens of D.C. are apparently doing the dirty in the W.C. Hetero, homo, whatever category your average political marriage falls into, according to local bar and restaurant owners the trend is across the board. When people talk about there being “something wrong with the culture of the capital,” I think this is what they’re talking about.
  • Kansas Speech by Michelle Obama Draws Complaints

    04/18/2014 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 18, 2014 | By JOHN MILBURN
    Given their druthers, some Kansas high school students and their parents said they would rather keep their graduation day just a family affair instead of expanding the guest list to include first lady Michelle Obama. The district announced that Obama was speaking to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision that made school segregation unconstitutional.
  • Monica Lewinsky E-Mail Omitted From Latest Batch of Clinton Documents

    04/18/2014 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Chris Good
    An email from Monica Lewinsky was omitted from the Clinton library’s latest document dump for privacy reasons. Every two weeks this spring, the National Archives has been releasing documents from Clinton’s presidency through The William J Clinton Presidential Library & Museum in Little Rock, Ark. Included in a list of withdrawn/redacted documents, midway through a batch of documents concerning Gen. Wesley Clark, is an email from Monica Lewinsky’s Pentagon email address. Vaguely referenced as concerning a “medical record,” the omitted email is listed as four pages long.
  • Obama strips our military while building own militia

    04/18/2014 2:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | April 17, 2014 | Blossom Stiefel
    It is the responsibility of the federal government to protect the United States from "invasion." How is it possible that top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat or distance themselves and seek cover in response to thrown or hurled projectiles from illegal aliens or drug smugglers? They are directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by, and agents can't use guns against a fleeing vehicle. Instructions also indicate that officers will be penalized if they don't step back. The new rules were issued this March by Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol....
  • BLOOMBERG'S NEW CAMPAIGN: TAKE GUNS FROM WOMEN IN ABUSIVE HOUSEHOLDS

    04/18/2014 1:03:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Apr 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    For all Michael Bloomberg's talk about simply wanting to secure expanded background checks, his newest gun control group "Everytown for Gun Safety" is on a broader mission to take away the guns women in abusive homes could use for self defense. In an April 16th tweet posted at 6:42 a.m, Everytown came out against guns in homes where someone is abusive. They did so without recognizing that the gun may be the only thing that gives the victim of abuse a fighting chance of survival. The tweet said: "The presence of a gun makes it five times more likely domestic...
  • Clinton Memos: Right Wing ‘Conspiracy’; ‘Eat This Note,’

    04/18/2014 12:41:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    April 18, 2014, 3:26 PM ET Clinton Memos: Right Wing ‘Conspiracy’; ‘Eat This Note,’ ByWSJ Staff Here is a selection of items from Friday’s release of documents from the Clinton presidency. The cache is part of a total of about 33,000 pages of presidential records that had been held back from various public records releases because of legal reasons exempting them from disclosure. How ‘Fringe Stories’ Enter Mainstream An undated document lays out the White House analysis of what it saw as media attacks driven by right-wing organizations, that then filtered out to mainstream publications. These concerns gained prominence when...
  • Cross-border airport plan clears hurdle

    04/18/2014 12:38:37 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 17 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 4/17/14 | Sandra Dibble
    A groundbreaking plan for a privately funded international port of entry linking San Diego directly to Tijuana’s A.L. Rodriguez International Airport appears to have cleared its final hurdle. It would allow departing airline passengers to park their cars in San Diego and walk across a bridge to board a plane in Tijuana. For arriving passengers, it would provide a U.S. Customs facility allowing them to circumvent lengthy border waits at San Ysidro and Otay Mesa. The project’s U.S. developer, Otay-Tijuana Venture, has agreed to build the Customs inspection facility and pay for staffing, said R. Gil Kerlikowske, newly named commissioner...
  • Markey Introduces Hate Speech Report Bill

    04/18/2014 12:19:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    http://www.broadcastingcable.com ^ | april 16, 2014 | john eggerton
    The former chair of the House communications subcommittee wants the government to look into so-called hate speech on broadcast, cable and the Internet and offer up ways to "address" that use of telecommunications. In the wake of the Kansas shootings, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has introduced a bill, The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 (S.2219), that would update a two-decade old report on the role of telecommunications—the Internet, radio and TV—"in encouraging hate crimes based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation." In 1992, Markey, then a member of the House, used the Telecommunications Authorization Act to direct...
  • TEXAS MORE RED FROM BLUE STATE EXODUS

    04/18/2014 12:19:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | April 17,2014 | KRISTIN TATE
    The thought of the Lone Star State slowly transforming into a blue state is frightening to many native Texans, who fear that transplants will inject their cities with the very policies they initially fled from. But not everyone buys the theory. "Most liberals from California would rather die than come here," Chuck DeVore, Vice President of Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation told Breitbart Texas. "They perceive Texas as a Bible belt, gun toting, cowboy hat-wearing state. They think, 'If you can't surf, why would you go there?'" DeVore should know--he used to live in California and served as...
  • Progress, Challenges As Medicaid Rolls Swell in Wash.

    04/18/2014 11:47:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Lisa Stiffler, The Seattle Times
    Washington state has blown past its targets for signing up new Medicaid participants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The program’s ranks have grown roughly 25 percent in the past six months, helping fulfill one of the act’s key goals to provide health care to nearly all Americans. But with enrollment success comes the challenge of serving more people in a $10 billion program that’s already stretched thin in places. Some of the new enrollees haven’t seen a doctor in years and need help navigating the health-care morass. Medicaid patients already struggle to get care in parts of the state...
  • Contraception after Conception? Some common contraceptives can kill embryos, not just keep them...

    04/18/2014 11:18:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 18, 2014 | Donna Harrison
    Some common contraceptives can kill embryos, not just keep them from forming.This is not an article about the morality of contraception. This is an article about a very specific scientific question: What happens to embryos formed while the mother is using modern methods of contraception? This information is of importance to some women choosing contraception. And, unlike 20 years ago, today’s science has much to say about the conditions that embryos face when they are formed in women using contraception. All methods of contraception can fail to prevent a recognized pregnancy. Statistics on how often a method permits a recognized...
  • Rachel Maddow Cautions Fox News That They Are Playing With Fire By Hyping Bundy Story

    04/18/2014 10:53:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | April 17, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    On Wednesday night’s broadcast of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow discussed the recent events surrounding Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in detail. Not only did she address the standoff between Bundy’s supporters and federal agents, she placed this incident in the context of recent history. On top of that, she reviewed all of the coverage Bundy has received from the conservative media and contended that these ‘journalists’ are ‘playing with fire.’ Below is video from the show:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Maddow began her show by contrasting the recent events surrounding Bundy and his supporters, who state that they do not recognize the...
  • Tea Party Express chairman resigns to target Mitch McConnell

    04/18/2014 10:53:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer resigned Friday to join the campaign of Matt Bevin, who's challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the May 20 Kentucky Republican primary. "I've wanted to move in a different direction for a while, but also wanted to make sure that any change I make was also a positive change for the conservative movement," Kremer wrote in a Facebook post. “As one of the only remaining members of the original tour, Tea Party Express has been a huge part of my life and I am proud of the historic work we accomplished — like...
  • BLM officials hear pleas to void oil and gas leases

    04/18/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    Aspen daily News ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Brent Gardner-Smith
    About 80 people showed up at a meeting in Aspen on Thursday on whether the BLM should void 65 oil and gas leases in the region, including 25 in the Thompson Divide area. Two-thirds of the way through the meeting in the basement of the Pitkin County Library, every person who had spoke urged the 13 BLM officials in attendance to cancel the leases, which were first authorized in a 1993 environmental impact statement. “We’re very much in favor of voiding the leases, specifically within the Thompson Divide area,” said Rob Ittner, the chair of the Pitkin County Board of...
  • Cut the Tea Party Movement from the Ground Up (Dems, Rove/GOPe & the NAACP conspire)

    04/18/2014 10:20:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    IREHR ^ | February 12, 2014 | Leonard Zeskind, president
    Recently Sen. Charles Schumer made a groundbreaking speech outlining a Democratic Party strategy aimed at the Tea Parties. For the first time, a major figure in the liberal political universe sought to both explain the Tea Parties’ appeal to tens of millions of adult Americas and to project a strategy to break the Tea Party base away from its leaders—at least in the context of election campaigns. Mr. Schumer’s was wrong in his description of the Tea Party movement, however, and his proposed strategy was little more than a campaign statement that would do little damage to the Tea Parties....
  • Hillary Clinton's New Book Title Has Already Been Used by a Former Secretary of State

    04/18/2014 10:06:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Friday, April 18, 2014 | Matt Berman
    Political-memoir names: so cliche that they're bound to repeat. Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir, which is expected to look back at her time as secretary of State, now has a name: Hard Choices. Which is an okay title! She no doubt had to make some tough decisions while at State, and has at least one big decision to make coming up in the next year or so. But the former Cabinet member and possible future presidential candidate may have been better served by a different title—like, say, Tough Decisions. Because Hard Choices has already been used. By another former secretary of...
  • 2016 PRESIDENTIAL DARK HORSES — A LOOK AT JOHN KASICH AND MIKE PENCE

    04/18/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 18, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    After the 1848 revolution in France, the slogan of the non-socialist revolutionaries, lifted from a speech by Lamartine, became “the tricolor [flag] has gone around the world; the red flag [of socialism] has only gone around the Champs-de-Mars [a large park on the Left Bank of Paris].” ...................................................... John Kasich and Mike Pence, both governors of substantial Midwestern states, have been around the track many times. Both served with distinction in Congress. Kasich was a congressman from 1981 until 2001. He was a key player during the heady Gingrich days during which he became Chairman of the House Budget Committee.
  • Students Demand Acknowledgement of Robert E. Lee's 'Racist and Dishonorable Conduct'

    04/18/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 70 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves 'The Committee,'" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st....
  • Pelosi assists in Holy Week ....foot-washing......ritual

    04/18/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 103 replies
    S.F. Gate ^ | April 18 2014 | Not Attributed
    To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship."
  • Cruz More Than Doubles Fundraising in 2014's First Three Months

    04/18/2014 8:36:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 10:08 AM | Drew MacKenzie
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has more than doubled his fundraising efforts in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Houston Chronicle. Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, raised $887,344 in the year's first three months while he only took in $363,760 during the same period in 2013 when he first arrived in the U.S. Senate as a tea party favorite set on changing the ways established GOP members work in Washington. The senator, who is in the midst of paying visits to the early presidential caucus and primary states of...
  • CUMMINGS’ “MCCARTHYISM” CHARGE IN LERNER HEARING IS BOGUS

    04/18/2014 8:32:48 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4-18-2014 | M. Stanton Evans
    April 18, 2014 CUMMINGS’ “MCCARTHYISM” CHARGE IN LERNER HEARING IS BOGUSM.Stanton Evans Five plus decades after he left the national scene, Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis) remains the target of inaccurate charges by leftward elements in Congress and the press corps.The latest example in this vein is the uproar over IRS official Lois Lerner, who took the Fifth Amendment before the House Government Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), concerning hostile treatment of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions,. Having proclaimed her innocence of wrongdoing, Lerner then refused to discuss specifics, pleading possible self-incrimination. This led Issa and his GOP...
  • Voting against Bushes is an act of love

    04/18/2014 8:27:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/17/14 | W. James Antle III
    A popular online dictionary offers four definitions for the word “bushed.” The first is “overgrown with bushes.” The second is “exhausted, tired out.” The third is a Canadian colloquialism meaning “mentally unbalanced as a result of prolonged residence in a sparsely inhabited region.” Each of these definitions seems to describe the Republican Party’s feeling about the Bush family. If that’s not true and the GOP nominates Jeb Bush for president — the third Bush since 1988 — then perhaps the fourth definition applies: “unable to find one’s direction; lost; confused.” There’s a case to be made that George H.W. Bush...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 8:22:31 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress.
  • Pete Peterson: A Conservative Idealist, Winning in California

    04/18/2014 8:19:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Joel Pollack
    Amidst the general gloom about Republican electoral fortunes in California, past and present, came some good news last week: Pete Peterson, director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine University, is leading the race for Secretary of State by double digits. Moreover, Peterson was ahead even before rival State Sen. Leland Yee (D) was hit with federal charges of corruption and gun-running. No one was more surprised than Peterson himself. His campaign, which he says has raised about $175,000 so far, had not done any polling yet. And yet he was not only ahead of...
  • House Republicans Might Pass Immigration Bills After All, Just as They Always Planned

    04/18/2014 8:09:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Phillip Bump
    Remember earlier this year when House Republicans said they would deal with immigration reform once the primaries were over? Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, House Speaker John Boehner told a group of donors that they'll pass bills addressing the issue this summer. Related Stories House Republican leaders holding up immigration reform: Obama Reuters Cantor says Obama 'not sincere' on immigration reform MarketWatch Immigration reform 'love': Did Jeb Bush comment change shape of 2016 race? Christian Science Monitor Rand Paul has a plan to win over the country Yahoo News Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip Associated Press...
  • Immigration reform vote in House looks inevitable

    04/18/2014 7:54:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Rick Moran
    Speaker John Boehner has told donors and industry groups that the Republican House is going to take up immigration reform before the November election. Not. Kidding. Wall Street Journal: Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was "hellbent on getting this done this year," according to two people in the room. A spokesman for Mr. Boehner didn't dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Barack Obama proves himself a trustworthy partner to Republicans. Rep. Bob...
  • Fox poll: Most think Obama lies to the nation

    04/18/2014 7:10:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    April 18, 2014, 09:45 am Fox poll: Most think Obama lies to the nation By Justin Sink Roughly six in 10 voters believe President Obama occasionally lies to the nation about important matters, according to a Fox News poll released this week. According to the survey, 37 percent of respondents believe the president lies "most of the time," while just under a quarter think Obama is deceitful "some of the time." Two out of every 10 voters say the president fibs "only now and then" and 15 percent say the president is always truthful. Of those who say the president...
  • Morning Joe Panel Scolds Sorkin For Suggesting Hillary Will Use Grandma-hood to Soften Image

    04/18/2014 7:08:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who would deny that Hillary could use a little softening of her icy image? But when Andrew Ross Sorkin had the audacity to suggest that Clinton's impending grandma-hood would work to her advantage in that regard, the collective wrath of the Morning Joe panel descended on him. John Heilemann, as is his habit, sneered. "Republican" Nicolle Wallace actually led the Sorkin scolding, suggesting it was "stupid" to think as he did. View the video here.
  • "Hillary For President" Fundraiser Busted For Illegal Campaign Contributions

    04/18/2014 7:04:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/18/2014 | Tyler Durden
    If you listen carefully, you can hear the stampede of politicians distancing themselves from their once best-friend - Hotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal - as AP reports, he plead guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. Without the contributions "nobody will even talk to you," Chatwal said. "That's the only way to buy them, get into the system." Welcome to the ugly truth of American politik.  The FT details that Sant Singh Chatwal, chairman of Hampshire Hotels Management, pleaded guilty on Thursday...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year." After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said...
  • We're Coming for You, John Boehner

    04/18/2014 6:26:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Richard Viguerie
    I've been a GOP insurgent for 50 years. And I'm not done yet. he GOP has been hijacked. That’s right, hijacked. Over the past 100 years, an elite progressive minority has taken the Republican Party far afield from its conservative platform and the interests and values of its grassroots conservative base. I’ll admit that, in the aftermath of the disappointments of the 2012 elections, conservatives like me are angry. We are angry at being blamed for Mitt Romney’s defeat, when we argued from the beginning that he was a Big Government establishment politician and that if he ran a content-free...