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  • Cruz: Border Crisis a Direct Consequence of Obama’s ‘Lawlessness’

    07/12/2014 7:56:32 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 10, 2014 - 11:29 AM | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, called the border crisis a “direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness.”“There’s one thing President Obama has said about what is happening that is absolutely correct – this is a humanitarian disaster, but it is a disaster of the president’s own making. It is a disaster that is the direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness. A quick review of the facts makes that abundantly apparent,” Cruz said. Cruz cited the dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children who entered the United States illegally between 2012 - when President...
  • Cruz Votes Against Castro, Cornyn Votes for Him

    07/12/2014 7:32:59 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined 17 other Republicans in voting for the confirmation of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). U.S. Senator Ted Cruz joined 25 other Republicans in voting against the confirmation. The official vote for confirmation was 71-26 with three abstentions. The Republican abstention came from Sen. David Vitter (R-LA).Cornyn did not just vote yes for Castro--he helped guide the nomination through the Senate.  He made an introductory speech for Castro before the nomination hearing last month. “Many Texans are reassured by Mayor Castro’s example that...
  • Luis Gutierrez: Obama Requested 'Menu' of Executive Actions on Immigration

    07/12/2014 7:20:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said that President Barack Obama told him in March to bring him a "menu" of potential executive actions to grant more amnesty and ease deportations if Congress did not pass a comprehensive amnesty bill. Gutierrez said he and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus plan to do so when they hopefully meet with Obama around July 24th. On this weekend's Political Capital with Al Hunt on Bloomberg TV, Gutierrez said that Obama told him last March, "Luis, come back at the end of July. I want you to bring your menu at the end of the July. And...
  • Border Crisis Scrambling the Politics of Immigration Policy

    07/12/2014 6:42:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 | Karen Tumulty and David Nakamura
    Until now, the politics of immigration have been seen as a no-lose proposition for President Obama and the Democrats. If they could get a comprehensive overhaul passed, they would win. And if Republicans blocked it, the GOP would further alienate crucial Hispanic and moderate voters. But with the current crisis on the Southwest border, where authorities have apprehended tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children since October, that calculus may be shifting. Republicans and even some Democrats have accused Obama of being insufficiently engaged in a calamity that many say he should have seen coming. And the president’s own...
  • Obama barely stays awake chatting to student

    07/12/2014 6:15:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 11, 2014 | David K. Lee
    Already under attack by critics who say he’s lost interest in his job, President Obama added fuel to the fire on Thursday with a drowsy appearance in Texas. A heavy-lidded Obama struggled to keep his head up during a one-on-one talk in an Austin cafe with a college student whose parents lost their jobs last year.
  • The Timeline Of The “Border Crisis” – An Intentionally Manufactured Crisis

    07/12/2014 5:39:26 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-12-14 | sundance
    Several key empirical facts do not lend credibility to the White House claim of a “surprise crisis”. Actually quite the opposite – But to really absorb the issue we must analyze current year events through the reality of prior events; we must look into the way-back machine. To that end we have read the entirety of: A March 2014 Final Report from the National Center For Border Security – HERE A June 2014 (Declassified) Intelligence Report on UAC’s and Central America – HERE A June 2014 Congressional Research Report analyzing the prior four years of Central American UAC’s (Unaccompanied Alien...
  • David Koch: His name, his legacy

    07/12/2014 4:03:32 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | 07/12/2014 | Roy Wenzl
    Charles and David are each worth about $40 billion. Koch Industries, which David helps Charles run, is a Wichita-based company. It makes everything from jet fuel to Brawny paper towels, and earns more than $115 billion annually. They own it privately and don't have to make the company's finances public. They are not conservative Republicans; they are Libertarians, believing in as little government as possible. David supports gay marriage, believes in evolution and has no stated position on gun control. Hours after David Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary in Virginia, Koch looked upset. "God,...
  • ‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 199 Times in Speech Vowing Unilateral Action

    07/12/2014 3:53:14 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | July 11, 2014 - 8:56 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Not counting instances when he quoted a letter from a citizen or cited dialogue from a movie, President Barack Obama used the first person singular--including the pronouns "I" and "me" and the adjective "my"--199 times in a speech he delivered Thursday vowing to use unilateral executive action to achieve his policy goals that Congress would not enact through the normal, constitutional legislative process. “It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said at the speech in Austin, Texas, (according to the official transcript and video)posted on the White House website. “I’m just telling the truth now,” Obama told the crowd....
  • Thank Hobby Lobby for showing why we need single-payer healthcare (Here it comes)

    07/12/2014 2:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | Various
    To the editor: When the Supreme Court handed down its Hobby Lobby decision, I was glad — glad because it would be the start of our country realizing how insane it is to link business and healthcare. ("The Hobby Lobby case proves the necessity of single-payer healthcare," July 1) I know that offering medical care to workers began as a perk, but having started something is no reason to carry on with an insane system that has made our medical care outrageously and unnecessarily expensive. Medical care must be made affordable to all, without having businesses get in the way....
  • Video Depicts North Korea Triumphing at the Group Stages of the World Cup

    07/12/2014 1:52:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Sean Swaby , UK Staff Writer
    Congratulations, North Korea, you made it out of the World Cup's group stages! Confused? You should be. North Korea, of course, didn't even participate in the World Cup. That didn't stop a video from being created showing celebratory images of North Korean footballers and scenes from Brazil.
  • Where Cruz, Rubio, and Paul Stand on the Unaccompanied-Minors Crisis

    07/12/2014 1:41:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 10, 2014 | Michael Catalini
    A trio of potential Republican presidential candidates in the Senate is rebuffing President Obama over the influx of children from Central America across the southern border. But even as Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Marco Rubio of Florida blame Obama, there are differences among their critiques. Cruz took perhaps the boldest swipes at the president and his request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the issue. Cruz was also the only one of the group to speak on the floor this week.Paul remained mostly quiet, having published an op-ed during the Independence Day...
  • Sen. Cruz Files Amendments to Sportsmen’s Act Legislation

    07/12/2014 1:36:19 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    www.Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 8, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    Measures Strengthen Second Amendment Rights and Limit Federal Ownership of Land WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today filed three amendments to Sportsmen’s Act legislation to strengthen Americans’ Second Amendment rights and to limit federal ownership of land. His amendments include: Cruz Amendment #3456: Limit Federal Ownership of State Lands Prevents the federal government from owning more than 50 percent of the land in any state Cruz Amendment #3457: Firearm Commerce Modernization Allows interstate firearms sales—by permitting out-of-state dealers to sell in a state if they comply with all state laws in which they are sellingAllows military members...
  • Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Records GOP Address, Then Deploys

    07/12/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Americans know more about what their communities need than Washington's bureaucrats, Iowa State Sen. Joni Ernst said in Saturday's GOP address, recorded days ago before she headed out for active duty leading her military battalion for the next two weeks. "I get asked all the time what made me want to join the military," said Ernst, a lieutenant colonel and battalion commander in the Iowa Army National Guard. "The answer is simple. When I was attending college, I went on an agricultural exchange to the Soviet Union. And I saw with my own eyes what a nation without freedom looks...
  • The Best Worst President Ever (Suicide-prevention meds required!)

    07/12/2014 12:11:11 PM PDT · by SuperLuminal · 37 replies
    Hearst Connecticut Media Group - Newstimes ^ | July 12, 2014 | Mark Morford
    “Obama is the worst thing to ever happen to this country,” declares the wealthy, rakish, silver-haired Newport Beach white guy to his small group of perfectly tanned 50-something females sitting just a few feet away from us at a stunning restaurant patio overlooking the sun-kissed California coastline, just off of Highway 1, as he sipped his pinot and adjusted his wraparound Ray Bans, flush from the economy’s spectacular recovery that has benefitted his exact demographic most of all, stroking his purebred dog and taking various selfies with their $500 phones, oblivious to the furious swirls of irony and hypocrisy fluttering...
  • David Brooks: Obama 'Impeachment Is Obviously Cloud Cuckoo Land'

    07/12/2014 12:10:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 11, 2014 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday's broadcast of PBS's "NewsHour" New York Times columnist David Brooks and Creators Syndicate columnist Mark Shields took on the House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration, which alleges oversteps in executive authority by the Obama White House. Both acknowledged Boehner's gripe with the Obama administration had merit, but were skeptical of the lawsuit's chances. However, they both also took on the alternative offered by former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK), which was to impeach President Barack Obama. Both dismissed that course of action as well, with Brooks calling it "cloud cuckoo land."
  • GOA activists help Rand Paul put Harry Reid on the defensive!

    07/12/2014 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Plummz · 4 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | July 1 | Gun Owners of America
    If there is any doubt about the hatred that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats hold for the Second Amendment, that hatred was made apparent last week. To review the bidding: The Senate was slated, last week, to consider amendments to the giant appropriations bill funding the Justice and Commerce Departments. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had submitted an amendment to prohibit Attorney General Eric Holder from continuing Operation Choke Point -- a program designed to shut down gun stores by forcing banks to dry up their credit and to stop processing their credit card purchases. alt You will remember that...
  • Texas GOP to Obama: Don’t mess with us

    07/10/2014 7:22:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/10/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM and LAUREN FRENCH
    President Barack Obama singled out the Texas congressional delegation during his recent speech on the border crisis from Dallas – arguing that if this influential bloc of Republicans backed his emergency spending plan, it could pass “next week.” The delegation’s response? Fat chance. Texas GOP lawmakers said Thursday that Obama’s supplemental request is essentially dead on arrival with them, as well as the broader House Republican Conference. They fumed about the president’s handling of the crisis — and how he’s putting pressure on Congress to solve it. “He caused this and so now he’s trying to blame it on us,...
  • Rubio: I can beat Hillary

    07/12/2014 11:18:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) believes he can beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the 2016 presidency. "Multiple people can beat her. Hillary Clinton is not unbeatable," the GOP presidential hopeful told radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview Friday.
  • Obama Says GOP Lawsuit Will Cost Tax Dollars

    07/12/2014 11:12:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 12, 2014 | Chris Good
    Obama Says GOP Lawsuit Will Cost Tax Dollars By Chris Good In his weekly radio/YouTube address, President Obama derided House Republicans’ planned lawsuit against him, warning that GOP lawmakers will spend taxpayer dollars on a frivolous legal challenge. “It’s a political stunt that’s going to waste months of America’s time. And by the way, they’re going to pay for it using your hard-earned tax dollars,” Obama said. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has orchestrated the beginnings of a lawsuit against the president over his use of executive authority. As the White House and the GOP-controlled House have failed to compromise...
  • Meet the Republican Who Could Take Hawaii Away From Democrats

    07/12/2014 11:12:36 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 9, 2014 | Emily Schultheis
    The Republican nominee for governor of Hawaii stepped to the podium at a fundraiser for the state GOP, greeted by cheers and a standing ovation. Duke Aiona is the man who "will win, can win," a state senator insisted as he introduced the nominee. And the 200 donors and supporters in the audience apparently agreed. "I feel so confident right now," Aiona said in a pavilion lit by tiki torches, nestled in a valley on Oahu's North Shore. "This is a statement in and of itself, to have so many people here supporting the Republican Party." It's an odd sentiment...
  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 46%, Cassidy (R) 43%

    07/12/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 37 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 10, 2014
    Incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu now has a narrow edge over Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race. Landrieu picks up 46% of the vote to Cassidy’s 43%, according to a new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, while six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • How low can someone go? (Murietta Border Crossing Chaos: From Fox News 11

    07/12/2014 10:08:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Fox News 11 via Youtube ^ | 7/12/2014 | marmurphy76
    Lupillo Rivera being spit on by a protestor. [Fox News 11 reported this?]
  • Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

    07/12/2014 9:59:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 12:01 PM EDT | Judy Lin
    The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage—and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh—is hoping to make public policy of her own. Sandra Fluke is running as a first-time candidate for a seat in California’s state Senate to represent some of the most affluent communities of Los Angeles County, a district that stretches from the Hollywood Hills to the Palos Verdes peninsula. In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1, Fluke is campaigning on an agenda that includes subsidized...
  • You May Now Kiss The…Spouse? California Law Just Axed Marriage As We Know It

    07/12/2014 9:47:27 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Following a Supreme Court ruling last year that effectively silenced the voice of California voters hoping to protect the institution of traditional marriage, Gov. Jerry Brown is taking steps to enshrine his state’s new ‘right’ to recognize same-sex unions. Despite the fact that a majority of Californians voted – in 2000 and 2008 – to limit the definition of marriage to a bond between one man and one woman, state and federal judges overturned the people’s expressed wishes to enforce a social agenda. Brown announced this week that, in response to this win for the homosexual lobby, the terms ‘husband’...
  • “Why Not One? Why Not Zero?” Gov. Christie Vetoes N.J. Magazine Ban

    07/12/2014 9:31:57 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12 July 2014 | Daily Caller
    On Wednesday last week, New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed legislation that would have banned the possession of ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. Such magazines are most commonly used in handguns and general-purpose semi-automatic rifles kept for defensive purposes. Gov. Christie, who more than a year ago urged people to act like “grown-ups on this issue,” appeared to question the intellectual and emotional maturity of gun control supporters who pushed for the magazine ban. “This [ban] is the very embodiment of reform in name only,” Christie said. “It simply defies common sense to believe that imposing a...
  • Dems Trounce House GOP In Grass-Roots Donations

    07/12/2014 9:31:25 AM PDT · by Hostage · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Mike Flynn
    The DCCC, the campaign arm for Rep. Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, has raised $22 million more than the House GOP for the fall elections. That result is surprising enough, as Democrats' minority status gives them little political leverage in the House. More surprising, though, is that Democrats have raised almost three times as much money, $46 million v. $17 million, as Republicans from small-dollar grass roots donors. The political landscape and recent polling would suggest the opposite situation.
  • Palin makes the case for impeaching Obama

    07/12/2014 8:28:45 AM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 11, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Her op-ed earlier this week focused on immigration. Today’s op-ed is a more comprehensive indictment, starting with the case that “high crimes and misdemeanors” includes dereliction of duty, not just statutory crimes.I want to quote this part: Impeachment is the ultimate check on an out-of-control executive branch. It is serious, not to be used for petty partisan purposes; and it is imperative that it becomes a matter of legitimate discussion before the American people lose all trust in our federal government.Impeachment requires moral courage to advance what is right, and it requires political will. A complacent or disheartened electorate may silently endure these...
  • John McCain, Lindsey Graham: Audit disputed Afghanistan election (but not Mississippi!!)

    07/12/2014 7:39:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 7/5/14 | Jake Miller
    Less than a week after allegations of fraud prompted election officials in Afghanistan to delay the results of that country's presidential runoff election, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called Friday for the two remaining Afghan candidates to allow the results to be audited. "There's ample evidence of fraud," said Graham, according to the Wall Street Journal. "There needs to be an audit that is recognized by the Afghan people as legitimate and by the international community as legitimate." A failure to end the standoff, McCain warned, "could put not only the political environment in Afghanistan into a...
  • Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

    07/12/2014 7:05:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control laws, but added that their districts were so “rural” that, “I don’t think there’s roads.” “In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads,” said Bloomberg in the interview published online Wednesday....
  • President Obama: Muslim Hero

    07/12/2014 7:02:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/11/2014 | JEFF CROUERE
    According to a six month Gallup survey, President Obama is very popular with only one group of Americans, Muslims, registering an astounding 72 percent approval rating. It is a much different story among all Americans as the President scores a weak 43 percent approval rating. This new data is from a survey of Americans with religious affiliations that compiled information from 88,000 interviews over the January 1-June 30, 2014 time period. Among all Americans, even Muslims, the President's approval rating has dropped between five and seven percentage points in the past six months compared to his five year average. Whereas...
  • Pryor Starts Reserving Fall Airtime in Pivotal Senate Race

    07/12/2014 6:33:07 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 11, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad
    Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has been buying up fall airtime for a race critical to nearly every hypothetical Republican path to the Senate majority. The two-term Democrat, who faces the fight of his political life against GOP Rep. Tom Cotton, has so far reserved several hundred thousand dollars worth of TV time for the closing six weeks of the race, according to a media-buying source. The Pryor campaign would not comment on its media strategy, but that’s just an opening salvo in a state already seeing a plethora of spending from outside groups and both campaigns. Amid a vigorous on-air...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer’s religious test

    07/12/2014 5:26:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 7/12/14
    Chuck Schumer has an odd view of the First Amendment. If on the basis of religious conviction you refuse to pay for something Schumer wants you to pay for, he believes you forfeit your right to have a business. Never mind that the Supreme Court just ruled the opposite in the Hobby Lobby case. At a press conference announcing a new bill designed to change the law that was the basis of that ruling, he put it this way: “We wouldn’t tell the owners of Hobby Lobby to convert to a different religion or disobey their religion,” said Schumer. “But...
  • Immigration reform hopes fade

    07/12/2014 5:16:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/12/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Immigration reform has fizzled as an issue for Democrats, who are barely mentioning it on the campaign trail despite making the issue their top domestic priority in 2013 and 2014. Latino voters, who are the most energized about overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, will have little impact on the battle for control of the Senate, with the possible exception of Sen. Mark Udall’s (D) race in Colorado. White working-class voters will play a more important role in the midterm election compared to the 2012 presidential election. They are not energized by immigration reform. Instead, they are concerned about downward pressure...
  • The Political Left Is Deconstructing The Middle Class

    07/12/2014 5:07:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/12/2014 | Jack Curtis
    A lasting legend from Russia’s Communist Revolution illustrates the attitude of the Progressive Left toward the middle class: the examination of rounded up citizens by the revolutionaries.  If a captive’s hands weren’t calloused, he was executed.  That doesn’t fit America; better to enlist the citizens in the deconstruction.  Though slower than the Russian approach, that hasn’t proven difficult; the left's programs are popular with voters.America’s middle class is a historical anomaly, a result of combining British government and jurisprudence; classical liberalism; a disparate stream of immigrants and an entire new, unexploited; and a lightly governed continent where the prior occupants...
  • My battle report: The GOP war on liberty candidates

    07/12/2014 5:01:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Tom Tancredo
    The contemptible tactics of the Mississippi Republican Party establishment in fighting off a challenge to incumbent Sen. Cochran are much in the headlines lately. The story is still unfolding, but what is clear is that in the Mississippi Republican primary, no lie was too grotesque if it helped smear a tea party challenger and protect the party establishment. snip In Colorado as well, the Republican gubernatorial primary picture was not pretty. snip And perhaps the most bizarre twist of all, a massive buy of attack ads was purchased through a Massachusetts campaign group called Red Curve. It turned out the...
  • Poll: Lindsey Graham favored by almost 50 percent

    07/12/2014 4:41:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    thestate.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Cassie Cope
    COLUMBIA — A right-leaning poll shows nearly half of likely S.C. voters favor re-electing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. About 49 percent of 750 likely S.C. voters polled said they would vote for the Seneca Republican, who is seeking a third term in November. Graham’s Democratic challenger, state Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg, was favored by 30 percent of those polled. Ten percent said they would choose another candidate and 11 percent were undecided. The poll was conducted July 9-10 by Rasmussen Reports. The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.
  • Obama: Dancing Barefoot on the Embers

    07/12/2014 3:41:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/12/2014 | James Lewis
    I can remember several times when Obama just started to laugh in public at various disasters triggered by his policies. Happy laughter now seems to be the official White House reaction to domestic and international chaos and human suffering. You could call it leading with Obama’s big strength --  a great smile on TV -- while avoiding the worst of his weaknesses -- his inability to actually solve anything. About a year ago when painfully high black unemployment figures were mentioned, especially among young black men, Obama gave a happy smile in response. Then when “NATO” (i.e., the U.S.) started...
  • Jersey City police chief: Fulop devised 'illegal' operation to snarl traffic at Holland Tunnel

    07/12/2014 3:06:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Jersey Journal Nj.com ^ | July 11, 2014
    Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan is alleging that Mayor Steve Fulop planned to snarl traffic outside of the Holland Tunnel the same month he announced plans to sue the Port Authority for $400 million.
  • A Florida Judge Just Voided the State’s Congressional Districts. Here’s What You Need to Know

    07/12/2014 2:06:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11 | Christopher Ingraham
    Last night a circuit court judge in Florida voided the state's congressional map, citing a "secret, organized campaign" by Republican operatives that "made a mockery of the Legislature's transparent and open process of redistricting." The ruling concluded that District 5, held by Democrat Corrine Brown, and District 10, held by Republican Dan Webster, will need to be redrawn. From a purely practical standpoint, this means redrawing any surrounding districts as well, and possibly many of the state's 27 districts overall. "If one or more districts do not meet constitutional muster, then the entire act is unconstitutional," Judge Terry Lewis wrote....
  • Unprepared for Impeachment

    07/12/2014 1:17:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Ricochet ^ | July 10, 2014 | Rick Wilson
    No matter how many ways I say this, I’m going to get the usual “RINO!” reaction. I’ll give you the caveat as plainly as I can: this is not an article for or against the impeachment of Barack Obama. Now, no matter how forcefully I say it, there is still a faction on the right who will take my failure to immediately call for Obama’s impeachment as their chance to damn me as a RINO, a traitor, a fifth-columnist, a secret Obama supporter, a squish, and a sellout to the Evil Establishment. So before you lose your grip, reread the...
  • Latino Comedian Shocks CNN Anchor With His Comments on Illegal Aliens (Video)

    07/11/2014 8:55:51 PM PDT · by montag813 · 55 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-11-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsMexican-born comedian Paul Rodriguez stunned the CNN panel on illegal immigration when he advocated for DEPORTING illegal aliens who have flooded the border in recent months. Anchor Don Lemon embarrassed himself by suggesting that  legal immigrants (meaning Hispanics) like Rodriguez can’t possibly be against illegal immigration. Wow, he really did go there. Rodriguez would have none of it, even taking on a priest who was advocating for mass amnesty. Way to go, Paul! WATCH:
  • Iowa Democratic leader held for questioning in double murder

    07/11/2014 8:46:12 PM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Iowa City Press-Citizen | July 11, 2014 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Gannett paper, link only: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2014/07/11/iowa-democratic-leader-held-for-questioning-in-double-murder/12543309/
  • 'We should be afraid of this court'(Pelosi:"Bosses now own women's bodies" )

    07/11/2014 8:43:25 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/14 | Mike Lillis -
    Americans should live in fear of the Supreme Court, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday. Hammering a pair of recent rulings related to birth control access, the House minority leader suggested the conservative-leaning court is stealing women's freedoms when it comes to making healthcare choices. “We should be afraid of this court. That five guys should start determining what contraceptions are legal or not. … It is so stunning,” Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. Pelosi said last week's Supreme Court ruling that the birth control mandate under President Obama's healthcare reform law is a violation of...
  • Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

    07/11/2014 8:35:53 PM PDT · by Sister_T · 21 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | July 11, 2014 | GOPUSA Staff
    A Mississippi man who accused the Thad Cochran campaign of paying African-Americans to vote for the senator in his primary runoff last month is walking back his story. Stevie Fielder told California-based blogger Charles C. Johnson he was asked to buy votes for $15 a pop in the June 24 runoff between Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Now, he's saying he never paid anyone to vote, saying the conversations he claimed he had with Cochran campaign staffers Kirk Sims and Amanda Shook were "hypothetical" and the interview with Johnson was edited.
  • Biden calls on governors to lead nation

    07/11/2014 7:29:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 5:01 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation “out of this mess” while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country’s aging infrastructure. “The way things have gotten today, and I’m not singling out any party or any group of people—the politics, the culture in Washington, it’s become too personal, it’s too corrosive,” Biden said during a meeting of the National Governors Association. “I think you’ve got to lead us out of this mess we’re in.” …
  • Obama advocacy arm sees fundraising dip

    07/11/2014 7:24:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 4:47 PM EDT | Philip Elliott
    Giving to President Barack Obama’s advocacy arm took a dip in the last three months, according to a fundraising summary Organizing for Action released Friday. The nonprofit group formed from the remnants of the president’s re-election bid collected almost $3.9 million in April, May and June, down from almost $5.9 million it raised in the first three months of this year. The drop in fundraising comes as the group scaled back its courtship of high-dollar donors and dismissed roughly half of its staff. …
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Wants $67,912 for Every Illegal Alien Minor

    07/11/2014 6:53:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion - $67,912.28 per child - to deal with 57,000 minors illegally entering the U.S., Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) tweeted today. But, the problem is more than money, Rep. Gohmert tells MRCTV, since Obama's threats and imperial actions are sending "the message that America has become lawless": "His lawlessly announcing his one-man legislation allowing people to come illegally and stay illegally sent the message that America had become lawless and would not be enforcing our own border or laws. Now, demanding money or else he'll allow even more devastation to our health, education...
  • We Could Close Everything During the Gov't Shutdown, But We Can't Close the Border?

    07/11/2014 5:25:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You remember, ladies and gentlemen, the fuss over the sequester? Real but very small budget cuts, not reductions in the rate of growth, but actual budget cuts. I mean, they were infinitesimal and they outraged Obama. It was his idea, and the Republicans called his bluff, and there was a sequester, and it ticked him off. But do you remember, during the sequester Obama was able to close down the Washington National Mall. He was able to stop veterans ceremonies. He was able to shut down the Blue Ridge Parkway. He was even able to shut down...
  • AP Acts As If Only Dems Have Problems With Bloomberg's Ridicule of Two Colorado Cities ( No Roads )

    07/11/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In what appears to be an act of leftist self-defense, an unbylined story at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, describes certain Colorado Democratic politicians' crticisms of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over recent "off-base remarks about two of its cities," but noted no reactions from Republicans — who are genuinely outraged, as opposed to arguably trying to cover their political tracks. ... Bloomberg told Simon Vozick-Levinson that in recent recall elections in the Centennial State, "The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-11 : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools

    07/11/2014 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 21 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-11 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 11, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools ===================================================== Guatemala and Mexico agreed this week to make it even easier for people to show up at the American border. That's right: EASIER. After all the public outcry against thousands of foreigners crossing our border, you might have thought the Mexican government would help stop the wave of people traversing Mexico to get to Texas. That would be a good neighbor policy. On Monday, however, the presidents of Guatemala and Mexico met to announce a new policy of making it easier and more...