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  • Most young Republicans support legalizing pot (63%)

    03/02/2015 11:52:11 AM PST · by Ken H · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 03, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    A majority of young Republican voters support legalizing marijuana, even as older GOP members still believe it would be a danger to society, according to a new study. The Pew Research Center found in a recent study that nearly two-thirds of Republican millennials, 63 percent, believe pot should be legalized. Millennials include those born since 1981.
  • The most powerful Democrat in Congress could be unseated for the first time in nearly 3 decades

    03/02/2015 11:34:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Scott Applewhite
    Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is wearing special glasses as he recovers from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in December. The most powerful Democrat in Congress could face his toughest reelection race yet next year. Last week Gravis Insights released a new poll of Minority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nevada) 2016 race and found him trailing two lesser-known challengers: state Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) and former Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki (R). Gravis has a poor track record as a pollster, but its results here are in line with other surveys that have repeatedly suggested Reid could be the most vulnerable...
  • Rep. Steve King Moves To Preempt Clean DHS Bill

    03/02/2015 11:30:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Caroline May
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is looking to preempt a little-known procedural rule that could allow a Democratic House Member to force a vote on the Senate’s clean Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill. In an email to some 160 House Members Monday, King highlights a recent Roll Call article describing clause four of House Rule XXII, which essentially allows any House Member to dispose of amendments to a bill and force a vote when there is disagreement between the House and Senate. “If we let Nancy Pelosi execute a privileged motion that would force a vote on the Senate version...
  • Live broadcasting ban for Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to US Congress

    03/02/2015 9:41:20 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2015 | No Attribution
    Israeli election watchdog orders TV and radio stations to impose five-minute delay on broadcast to allow editing out of "electioneering" sections...
  • Just when you think Obama-bashing can’t get worse, it does

    03/02/2015 9:35:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | March 2, 2015 | Joe Henderson
    It wasn’t enough for the residents of Wingnut Nation to argue in defiance of facts that Barack Obama was not born in America. Some of them even cling to the belief he is an agent of radical Islam sent to destroy our country by, I don’t know, raising the minimum wage. Despite all the preaching, pleading and warnings of doom from Donald Trump, American voters elected this man to the highest office in the free world. Twice. So what’s next? Step right up, Rudy Giuliani, America’s mayor. He charges the president, leader of these United States, with the high crime...
  • Boehner defends his U.S. House leadership amid conservative unrest

    03/02/2015 9:24:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | Diane Bartz - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh from an embarrassing rebuke at the hands of conservatives in his own party, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner played down any risk to his continuing leadership on Sunday, saying disagreements with fellow Republicans were merely over strategy, not goals. Asked if he could lead the fractious House, Boehner said, "I think so. I'm not going to suggest it's easy, because it’s not." The House narrowly averted cutting off funds to the Department of Homeland Security on Friday after Boehner failed to rein in conservative Republicans. They were insisting on tying the issue to blocking...
  • Scott Walker on immigration: "My view has changed. I’m flat out saying it."

    03/02/2015 9:20:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    A reversal so predictable that even a dummy like me saw it coming.But is it a reversal? Per Jamie Weinstein, maybe the headline should be “Scott Walker still stands by path to citizenship for illegals.” Here’s the key bit, which comes at exactly a minute in. WALLACE: The question [in 2013] was, ‘Can you envision a world where if these people paid a penalty that they would have a path to citizenship?’ and you said, ‘Sure, that makes sense.’WALKER: I believe there’s a way you can do that. First and foremost, you have to secure that border, or none...
  • Turmoil at Clinton Foundation: A $2 billion honey pot extracted from venal influence-seekers

    03/02/2015 9:17:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a $2 billion honey pot of money extracted from a mix of the venal influence-seekers and the charitable, attracts a lot of flies. Unsurprisingly, it appears that battles already are breaking out over control of the lucre. Chelsea Clinton, whose name was added to the foundation, it appears has attempted to install her own people, only to be rebuffed by those closely connected to her parents’ political rise. Politico Magazine has a lengthy report on the recent termination of Eric Braverman as CEO.  Braverman, who was Chelsea Clinton’s boss during her brief...
  • Artist: Bill Clinton's portrait contains Monica Lewinsky reference

    03/02/2015 9:03:22 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/2/15 | Nick Gass
    An artist who painted a portrait of former President Bill Clinton says there’s more to the piece than one might see at first blush. Pennsylvania artist Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News that he included a shadow of a blue dress in the 2006 portrait that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. It’s an apparent reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal, with Shanks adding that the 42nd president is “probably the most famous liar of all time.” “If you look at the left-hand side of it, there’s a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming...
  • Painter says he included Monica Lewinsky's dress in Bill Clinton portrait

    03/02/2015 8:55:18 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Pilly.com ^ | 3-2-15 | Stephanie Farr
    RENOWNED Bucks County portrait artist Nelson Shanks has painted everyone from Princess Diana to President Bill Clinton and from Pope John Paul II to Marisa Tomei. He and his wife, Leona, are the founders of Studio Incamminati, an art school on 12th Street near Callowhill. On a recent Friday, as the north light of a chilly afternoon flooded his Andalusia studio, Shanks, 77, chain smoked cigarettes and drank Diet Cokes while painting Gabrielle, a beautiful young belly dancer, on a 7-by-5-foot canvas. Following his 7-hour session with Gabrielle, Shanks spoke with Stephanie Farr about a hidden secret in his portrait...
  • CPAC 2015: The History of Gun Control

    03/02/2015 8:26:39 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/1/2015 | unknown
    The left’s scheme is to essentially buy the media with the millions they have at their disposal. And losing isn’t a big deal to them, Rusnak said. Even single wins here and there helps them advance their agenda, whereas any loss for pro-gun advocates is a loss of our freedoms. The scheme was at its most effective in Washington State. With the successful passage in 2014 of Initiative 594, the anti-gunners spent $10 million to pass the law. And they won. Still, even though they won and the NRA was outspent 20 to one, the anti-gunners couldn’t even get 60...
  • Scott Walker; Sure, Obama loves his country

    03/02/2015 7:59:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 87 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/2/2015 | Staff
    Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't spoken with President Barack Obama about the president's love for America, but the possible contender for the Republican nomination now has an opinion on the subject. Wisconsin's governor tells "Fox News Sunday" that Obama or "anybody else who is willing to put their name on the ballot certainly has to have the love for country to do that." ...
  • Sen. Mikulski said to be retiring from Senate [MD]

    03/02/2015 6:38:54 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who has served in Congress longer than any woman in history, will announce at a news conference Monday that she is retiring from the Senate after five terms in office, three people familiar with her plans said. Mikulski, 78, was the first woman to chair the powerful Appropriations Committe, a post she had to give up this year when the Democrats lost control of the Senate. A social worker turned politician, she has been a forceful presence on many pieces of legislation, passionately liberal on certain issues but also committed to working closely with Republicans.
  • THE GLENN BECK RADIO PROGRAM, Live 9am-Noon weekdays ET, Mar 2, 2015, Monday

    03/02/2015 5:55:25 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 12 replies
    www.GlennBeck.com ^ | Mar 2, 2015, Monday | Glenn Beck
    Listen To Glenn Beck Now, on The Blaze Radio Network on www.iheart.com . Truth Lives Here Known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality, Glenn Beck has attracted millions of viewers and listeners throughout the United States with The Glenn Beck Program. His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 400 stations and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. It is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54. Looking for audio and video from the radio program? If you’re a TheBlaze TV Subscriber you can access all your...
  • Mark Levin said that our GOP Senators should suspend the filibuster to pass DHS without Amnesty

    03/02/2015 5:41:49 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 33 replies
    March 2, 2015 | Ralph Mitchell
    Last week, Mark Levin, a Constitutional expert, suggested that the GOP senators should suspend the filibuster. There is nothing in the Constitution which requires the arcane filibuster rules. Besides we need a weapon to defend the citizens against Obama's lawlessness. Even if Obama Vetoes the DHS bill without Amnesty, the American people will see the Dems defending Obama's lawlessness if they do not vote to override the veto. Let's tell our Senators to cut to the chase and suspend the filibuster and pass the House version of DHS without Amnesty. The GOP promised the electorate that they would stop Amnesty...
  • John Boehner’s big week

    03/02/2015 5:32:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/02/2015 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Let’s try this again. Congress returns Monday staring at another deadline to finance the Department of Homeland Security. But instead of stalling again, lawmakers look more likely this time to steer the anti-terrorism agency away from the funding cliff through September. With the clock ticking until the new Friday deadline to avert a DHS funding lapse, the GOP-controlled Senate will take the first step with a vote Monday on whether to head into formal negotiations with the House on financing the security agency. Senate Democrats are expected to block that move. That will put the onus squarely back on Speaker...
  • Obama to be Interviewed by Reuters Regarding Netanyahu's Speech (this afternoon)

    03/02/2015 5:15:10 AM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/2015
    The interview is to be recorded in the White House, about 24 hours before Netanyahu is due to speak. It also appears that the US president will not only address Netanyahu's appearance in the interview, but also the negotiations with Iran.
  • Scott Walker is headed for trouble with the GOP establishment

    03/02/2015 1:37:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2015 | Byron York
    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Scott Walker likes to tell a story about shopping at Kohl's. Under instructions from his wife Tonette, Walker has learned how to pile on the discounts and coupons whenever he goes to the popular Wisconsin-based department store. If he sees a shirt on the rack with a tag that reads, "Was $29.99, Now $19.99," Walker explains, he goes to the cash register with a flyer from the newspaper and gets another ten or 15 percent off. Then he pulls out his Kohl's credit card and there's another ten percent. And another newspaper flyer that might be...
  • Can Rush Limbaugh Make This Man President?

    03/02/2015 1:02:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    DC - The Daily Caller ^ | March 2, 2015 | W. James Antle III
    You may have noticed that the media likes to run critical stories about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — sometimes without doing much checking first. As the Walker for president talk gains steam, you can expect to see more media attempts to break him in. That’s to be expected. But for now, that might be less important than the media he does have in his corner. Consider how rapid Walker’s rise has been. As late as November, he usually polled in the single digits. Public Policy Polling had Walker at 5 percent last March, compared to 25 percent in its latest...
  • U.S. Union Busting: Who’s Scarier, Scott Walker or ‘Jihadi John’?

    03/02/2015 12:15:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    NSNBC ^ | March 2, 2015 | Shamus Cooke
    When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker compared labor unions to ISIS his audience cheered. At the end of the speech he got a standing ovation, reported FOX News in an article entitled “Walker draws standing ovation in CPAC address”. His wealthy audience hated labor unions that much. In fact, the 1% despises unions much more than they hate ISIS. Islamic extremists in the Syrian desert pose no threat to anyone in the U.S., while labor unions pose a direct threat to the profits of the super rich. Conversely, the average U.S. worker has much more to fear from Scott Walker than...
  • Election 2016: Hillary Clinton Reported Ready To Announce Candidacy Next Month

    03/01/2015 11:28:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 1, 2015 | Marcy Kreiter
    Hillary Clinton reportedly plans to announce her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in April. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday Clinton and her close advisers decided on the move to allay uncertainties and boost fundraising. [Snip] Clinton had been expected to put off an announcement until summer, but donors had been holding back, thwarting fundraising efforts. A source told the Journal John Podesta played a big role in the decision. She is expected to skip the step of forming an exploratory committee. Money appears to be the issue.
  • But for the video…

    03/01/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Radley Balko
    The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV. One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer. In order to help out his family and earn a quick $50, Dendinger agreed to act as a process server, giving a brutality lawsuit filed by his nephew to Chad Cassard as the former Bogalusa police officer exited the Washington Parish Courthouse. The handoff went smoothly, but Dendinger said the reaction from Cassard, and a group of officers...
  • Walker Says He Doesn’t Believe In ‘Amnesty’ Before Saying He Supports An Amnesty

    03/01/2015 10:21:52 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/1/15 | Jamie Weinstein
    Scott Walker wants you to know he now opposes “amnesty” — even as he says he supports a policy that amounts to “amnesty.”
  • Call Senators-Suspend Filabuster and Pass House Version of DHS without Amnesty

    03/01/2015 9:47:27 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 16 replies
    March 2, 2015 | Ralph Mitchell
    Let's tell our Senators to cut to the chase and suspend the filibuster and pass the House version of DHS without Amnesty. The GOP promised the electorate that they would stop Amnesty and repeal Obamacare, etc.. The GOP Senators must suspend the filibuster for the rest of Obama's term to fight for the American people and push back against Obama's lawlessness. The American people could care less about the filibuster. Let's cut the snobbery, suspend the filibuster and start fighting for what the American people want now!
  • Congress No Closer To Funding Homeland Security Department As Another Shutdown Deadline Looms

    03/01/2015 8:11:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 1, 2015
    Congress No Closer To Funding Homeland Security Department As Another Shutdown Deadline Looms March 01, 2015 The widespread disagreement in Congress over President Obama's unilateral actions on immigration that nearly resulted in a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department resumes Monday -- with Democrats, Republicans, senators and congressmen all pointing fingers. The House approved a funding bill for the agency just before the Friday midnight deadline, but only through this week. Though the GOP-led chamber failed to pass a three-week extension and had to rely on Democrats to reach the final, shorter deal, they blame President Obama and Senate...
  • Either Pro-Gay Jeb Is Toast in 2016 or the GOP Is

    03/01/2015 7:02:53 PM PST · by lasereye · 87 replies
    American Family Association ^ | February 27, 2015 | Bryan Fischer
    McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed has written a devastating exposé of the brain trust Jeb Bush has gathered around himself in his campaign for the GOP nomination. In a word, if personnel is policy, Jeb is telling the pro-family community to drop dead. Coppins points out that virtually every key slot on Bush’s campaign team - campaign manager, chief strategist, communications director, adviser - has been filled by an ardent proponent of sodomy-based marriage and special rights based entirely on aberrant sexual behavior. When Bush officially launches his presidential bid later this year, he will likely do so with a campaign...
  • Hillary Clinton Seen Launching Presidential Bid in April

    03/01/2015 5:58:36 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Peter Nicholas and Carol E. Lee
    Hillary Clinton and her close advisers are telling Democratic donors that she will enter the presidential race sooner than expected, likely in April, a move that would allay uncertainties within her party and allow her to rev up fundraising.
  • Ted Cruz spills secret of GOP amnesty sabotage

    03/01/2015 5:37:42 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 67 replies
    WND ^ | 03/01/2015 | Garth Kant
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, strongly suggested the fix was in from the beginning by GOP leaders to sabotage the fight against Obama’s amnesty, saying, “The cake was baked from the start.”The senator said that was evident to him immediately when GOP leaders chose a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, as the vehicle to try to stop the amnesty President Obama granted to five-million illegal immigrants by executive order in November.Cruz made the observations while speaking to a small group of reporters across the street from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference,...
  • Congressman Alan Grayson speaks to local residents about immigration issues

    03/01/2015 4:31:21 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    WFTV ^ | 3/1/2015 | WFTV
    APOPKA, Fla. — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson spoke at an Apopka event Sunday intended to support and educate residents about President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration. Funding for the Department of Homeland Security will last only through the end of the week. A long-term solution has not yet been reached because of the ongoing debate over immigration. Channel 9’s Janai Norman spoke to a local family caught in the middle of the debate. The Manceras are immigrants from Mexico and for more than 18 years, they’ve been stuck in the immigration process. “There (are) families that may be...
  • Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS [ISIS Needs More Jobs?]

    03/01/2015 1:40:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 1, 2015 | ALEXANDER MALLIN and PAT O'GARA
    Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS Mar 1, 2015 BY ALEXANDER MALLIN and PAT O'GARA The world watched in horror last week as reports surfaced that ISIS militants captured as many as 350 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria.
  • Wallace Presses Walker on Flip-Flop on Immigration [Obama, terrorism, abortion, budget, God]

    03/01/2015 1:18:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Chris Wallace interview with Scott Walker
    Potential 2016 presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" about his growing popularity, his record as governor and some of the controversies he's faced. Wallace noted that Walker has taken some heat recently for refusing to say whether or not President Obama loves this country and whether or not he's a Christian. "I am not going to take a manufactured media crisis and take and follow that path instead of going to the path that I think Americans want, which is leaders who will stand up and tell them where they stand on...
  • House GOP leader: Senate should change its rules to pass DHS funding

    03/01/2015 1:07:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/1/2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Sunday that the Senate should change its rules in order to pass a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "I think they should change the rule," McCarthy said on NBC's "Meet the Press," suggesting the Senate invoke the so-called "nuclear option" to allow spending bills to only require a simple majority to advance instead of 60 votes.
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 12:08:49 PM PST · by Glad2bnuts · 18 replies
    israel national news ^ | 03-01-2015 | Mark Langfan
    Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike Kuwaiti paper claims unnamed Israeli minister with good ties with the US administration 'revealed the attack plan to John Kerry.' The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.
  • Boehner Admits He Has No Idea What Conservative Caucus’ Plan Was on DHS Vote

    03/01/2015 10:45:45 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Evan McMurry
    VIDEO 4 House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) admitted on Face the Nation Sunday morning he had no idea what the conservative caucus of the House GOP was thinking when it squelched a vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security for another three weeks.Boehner’s plan had been to approve funding for those three weeks to allow a district court time to rule on whether President Barack Obama’s executive order delaying deportations could be implemented while a suit questioning its legality pended. A rider defunding that order is responsible for holding up DHS funding in the Senate, but if the...
  • Top Jewish Senator Feinstein: Netanyahu's claim he represents all Jews is 'arrogant'

    03/01/2015 10:34:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 76 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.01.15, 19:12 | Itzhak Benhorin
    US Senator Dianne Feinstein said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that he represents all Jews is "arrogant." Feinstein, a senior Jewish senator was referencing comments by Netanyahu before he took off for the US, and said that he does not speak for her. "He doesn’t speak for me on this," the California Democratic senator told CNN's State of the Union Sunday. "I think it’s a rather arrogant statement. I think the Jewish community is like any other community. There are different points of view. I think that arrogance does not befit, Israel, candidly." Prominent members of the US Jewish community...
  • GOP rep keeps up attack on 'delusional' conservatives

    03/01/2015 10:09:13 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/01/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Sunday did not let up in criticizing House Republicans who voted against bills to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since they don't touch President Obama's executive action on immigration. ADVERTISEMENT "There's an element within our party – there's a wing within the Congress – which is absolutely irresponsible. They have no concept of reality," King said on ABC's "The Week.”"For these people to be threatening to defund the Department of Homeland Security at a time when our threat streams have never been greater at any time since 9/11, it's absolutely irresponsible," said King,...
  • John Kerry Doesn't Want Benjamin Netanyahu Visit to Become 'Some Great Political Football'

    03/01/2015 10:23:41 AM PST · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 1, 2015, 11:10 AM ET | By JUSTIN FISHEL via This Week
    Two days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to speak to a joint session of Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry said the prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. but worries it injects far too much politics into the relationship. “The prime minister of Israel is welcome to speak in the United States, obviously,” Kerry said today in an exclusive interview on ABC’s "This Week." “I talk to the prime minister regularly, including yesterday." But, Kerry added, "we don't want to see this turned into some great political football.” Kerry echoed frustrations expressed by the...
  • Reports of possible deal on DHS funding reignites chatter about Boehner ouster

    03/01/2015 10:22:52 AM PST · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Fox News
    Multiple reports that House Speaker John Boehner has cut a deal to pass a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security without ties to rolling back President Obama’s executive action on immigration has reignited rumblings about a Boehner coup. The deal was purportedly struck as the House agreed late Friday night to fund the agency for seven days to avoid a partial shutdown. At least one congressional aide said the deal between Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was to get enough Democratic votes in the Republican-led chamber to avoid the shutdown at midnight Friday, in exchange...
  • NBC's Chuck Todd wonders if Netanyahu 'defeated himself' with planned speech (2 days away)

    03/01/2015 10:07:13 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2015 | 11:33 am | Eddie Scarry
    On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, host Chuck Todd suggested it's possible Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress has backfired, though it doesn't take place until Tuesday. "You know, I'm wondering if Prime Minister Netanyahu defeated himself here a little bit," Todd said. "Because the more he attacks the [Obama] administration on the deal, the more the administration wants to dig in." Netanyahu's speech, made via an invitation by Republican House Speaker John Boehner without consulting the White House, is expected to be a criticism of White House negotiations with Iran over Tehran's nuclear development program. Netanyahu...
  • Exclusive — Gov. Scott Walker: I Don't Support Amnesty

    03/01/2015 9:58:02 AM PST · by Rockitz · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 20 Nov 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon for the Sirius XM Patriots network, Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker said he does not support amnesty and the Washington Post‘s Aaron Blake, who previously reported Walker supports a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal immigrants took him “out of context.” Towards the end of the interview, Bannon noted that “Amnesty is about the sovereignty of the country.” But, he asked Walker, “the Washington Post said earlier that you’re pro-pathway to citizenship.” “See now that’s where they take it out of context,” Walker said in response. “I’ve not said...
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 9:36:33 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 203 replies
    Aretz Sgiva ^ | 3-1-2015 | Mark Langfan
    The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back. The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister...
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? (Hint: only one with moral backbone)

    03/01/2015 6:34:06 AM PST · by bestintxas · 54 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/1/15 | p gonzalez
    Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? I have analyzed all the major Republican presidential candidates (except Ben Carson and Rick Sanctorum, who are long shots, and Donald Trump, who has undocumented hair). I have found that all the major presidential candidates support amnesty for illegal aliens, except for one. Can you guess which one? Jeb Bush: Jeb, as we all know, supports amnesty for illegal aliens, and he's proud of it. If he were running in Honduras, I would vote for him in a minute. Marco Rubio: Marco Rubio co-authored a bill that would have given amnesty to illegal aliens....
  • How an Obscure Rule Could Give Boehner a Way Out of DHS Mess (their latest trick)

    03/01/2015 9:11:11 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Niels Lesniewski and Emma Dumain
    Updated 5:57 p.m. | A provision tucked deep in the House rule book could provide a way out of the Homeland Security funding mess for Speaker John A. Boehner — without the Ohio Republican actually having to do anything. With rumblings about a full-scale revolt from within the ranks should Boehner put a funding bill on the floor that doesn’t explicitly block implementation of President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions, there was talk Friday night from senior House Democratic aides of Republicans having found a face-saving procedural gambit that would ultimately end in full funding for Department of Homeland Security...
  • Walker Admits He’s ‘Changed’ View on Immigration

    03/01/2015 9:03:18 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 95 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3/1/2015 | Evan McMurray
    Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace submitted newly-minted 2016 GOP frontrunner Scott Walker to thirteen minutes of sustained questioning about his record and his (mis)statements Sunday morning, the most notable moment of which came when Walker conceded after several minutes of interrogation that he’d “changed” his views on immigration.
  • Mark Levin REVEALS: Obama’s plan to use illegal aliens to ‘fundamentally transform’ America

    03/01/2015 8:47:15 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 14 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 3/1/2015 | soopermexican
    We all know that Obama doesn’t really love America because he aims to “fundamentally transform” her into a country more to his liking. But one radio host has discovered the plan that makes illegal aliens the key in changing America by creating a “nation within a nation.” Audio in link
  • Cruz: Leave the Internet to the People

    03/01/2015 8:11:25 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | Vivian Hughbanks
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticized the Federal Communications Commission's rules on net neutrality as an overreach of unchecked bureaucratic power on Thursday. “Today, the FCC decided to take over the Internet,” Cruz said. “You should feel real excited because at Barack Obama's instructions, 5 unelected bureaucrats have now declared the Internet is a public utility.” The FCC voted yesterday to adopt the “Open Internet Order,” designed to ensure equal treatment of legal content on the Internet. The rules were neither publicly released, nor openly debated before adopted by the Commission. “Net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet,” Cruz said, sparking...
  • The long knives come out for Ted Cruz

    03/01/2015 8:02:47 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    “PALM BEACH, Fla. — In a wide-ranging speech to the Club for Growth winter meeting Friday night, Sen. Ted Cruz looked back on his 2013 crusade to defund Obamacare — an effort that consumed Washington, led to bitter Republican party infighting, and resulted in a partial government shutdown — and concluded it was a fight he probably never could have won. "Is it likely we would have altogether defunded Obamacare then?" the Texas Republican said. "Probably not. That would have taken an almost perfect storm. I was never Pollyannaish about the political factors it would take for that to happen.”...
  • Report: Obama threatened to fire on Israeli jets attacking Iran

    03/01/2015 7:35:50 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 101 replies
    Maan News ^ | 1/3/2015 | Maan News
    BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) – A Kuwaiti newspaper reported Saturday that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014. Al-Jarida newspaper quoted "well-placed" sources as saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had taken a decision to carry out airstrikes against Iran's nuclear program after consultations with his minister of defense Moshe Yaalon and foreign minister Avigdor Liberman in the presence of top security commanders. The decision came, according to al-Jarida, after Israel revealed that the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign...
  • America's Enemies in Hollywood Then and Now

    03/01/2015 7:25:06 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | James Simpson
    This past Tuesday, Cliff Kincaid held his National Press Club conference, America’s Enemies in Hollywood Then and Now. Cliff’s guests included Allan Ryskind, long-time editor of Human Events; Lawyer, author, and 9-11 survivor Deborah Weiss, who describes the breadth of CAIR’s malevolent machinations, including influence operations in Hollywood; and Trevor Loudon, the intrepid researcher from New Zealand who has exposed much of what we know today about Obama’s radicalism. Kincaid led off remarks, including a discussion of his latest book, Blood on His Hands: The True Story of Edward Snowden, and called for resurrection of a new HUAC to investigate...
  • Vermont town could let those ages 16, 17, vote locally

    03/01/2015 7:20:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 9:09 AM EST
    Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections. Vermont’s current voting age is 18, and that wouldn’t change for state and federal elections. The proposal by Brattleboro resident Kurt Daims would move the minimum age two years younger for town elections. …