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  • Video: Obama declines to endorse Biden for 2016 (Awkward moment)

    04/17/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Major Garrett got a rather unique opportunity, especially these days, for a White House beat reporter. The CBS reporter actually got an interview with the President, an honor which has largely gone to local TV stations and entertainment-journalism reporters over the last couple of years, or to anchors of national news broadcasts. Garrett got a bonus when Vice President Joe Biden joined Barack Obama briefly, which prompted Garrett to ask about Obama’s endorsement for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination race. And the answer was … necessarily awkward: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I don’t necessarily want to jam them...
  • Carney: The Toughest Interview Obama Had Was With Jon Stewart

    04/17/2014 11:07:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    JAY CARNEY: I remember we had some discussion during 2012 about well, is it appropriate for the president, the sitting president and candidate, to give interviews with Jon Stewart and others. And the answer was yes, again because the young voters we were trying to reach are more likely to watch The Daily Show than some other news shows. But also, I think if you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the sitting president of the United States gave, probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart. Probably the most substantive, challenging interview Barack Obama...
  • Michelle Obama Riverdances Through Dublin to the Tune of $7,921,638

    04/17/2014 9:57:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2014 | Tom Fitton
    When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information weve uncovered information that would otherwise remain under lock and key shows that the...
  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/17/2014 9:35:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet. Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center , was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who falsely report on IRS forms that...
  • NRA vs. Michael Bloomberg Smackdown!

    04/17/2014 9:20:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | April 16, 2014 | Robert VerBruggen
    The former New York City mayor is dedicating himself to a new group that will organize voters who support gun control; called Everytown for Gun Safety, it will subsume his existing groups (Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense), and it will focus specifically on expanding background checks. His previous approach was to fund ad campaigns in races where gun control was an issue. Here's how he matches up with his arch-rival. Money Bloomberg says he'll be putting at least $50 million into the project this year -- and according to the New York Times, he...
  • Don't Ask Rand Paul Why He's Supporting Mitch McConnell

    04/17/2014 9:12:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Sahil Kapur
    Don't ask Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) why he's supporting Mitch McConnell for reelection. He doesn't want to talk about it. At least publicly. While crisscrossing Kentucky during Congress's two-week recess, Paul visited a community forum in Edmonton on Wednesday to speak to constituents, where he was reportedly asked why he endorsed the Senate Republican leader. The Glasgow Daily Times described what happened next: One constituent asked him why he came out in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville. Paul declined to answer the question publicly, saying he would speak with her in private and explain his reason for supporting the...
  • Will a republican revolt unseat frontrunner Mike Rounds? (SD Senate)

    04/17/2014 8:41:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    kotatv.com ^ | 4/16/14 | David Johnson
    South Dakota has always been a red state. And with the republican primary coming up in June, voters are starting to take a closer look at the candidates for the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Senator Tim Johnson. If fundraising is any indication, former governor Mike Rounds is the clear front runner. But his fellow primary candidates are questioning his conservative values. That's why Gordon Howie said he jumped into the race as an independent. "I entered the race because I was approached by a group of people who said, look, if you're not in this thing, conservatives...
  • Video: Old recording reveals GOP governor questioned policy, used salty language

    04/17/2014 8:38:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    So many people thought they knew the governor, Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll told KOAT in Albuquerque, and then went on to govern in a different way. Er, she did? Susana Martinez has a 52% approval rating in New Mexico, according to PPP, and her re-elect polling has her with double-digit leads, according to RCP. Mother Jones wants to change all that by suggesting that Martinez is the next Sarah Palin, only with an extended vocabulary:
  • Could Democrats Gain Senate Seats This Fall?

    04/17/2014 8:31:20 AM PDT · by Kenny · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 17, 2014 | Sean Trende
    It's a virtual article of faith among election analysts that Republicans will gain Senate seats in the 2014 midterms. I tend to agree with that assessment, and strongly so. In fact, like other forecasters such as Alan Abramowitz and Nate Silver, I think Republicans have the edge in the battle to take control of the upper chamber this November.But there is one place where I part company with most forecasters. Im not 100 percent confident that Republicans will gain seats. In fact, when I analyzed the Senate races in February, my simulation created a few scenarios where Republicans did, in...
  • District of Compensation, Just and Otherwise

    04/17/2014 8:30:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Pete Stark's name didn't come up Tuesday night at the Castro Valley Library candidates forum for the congressional district Stark represented from 1972 to 2012. The fact that nobody seemed to miss the California Democrat should serve as a warning to politicians who think they own their seats. So thought Stark, until fellow Democrat Eric Swalwell knocked him off his perch in 2012, thanks in part to California's top-two primary election. This go-round, Swalwell is the incumbent. Termed-out state Sen. Ellen Corbett is his Democratic challenger. Against the odds, Alameda County GOP Central Committee Vice Chairman Hugh Bussell joined the...
  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for offending Obama

    04/17/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/14 | Alex Pappas
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for offending President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save Americas Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. He did not appear to be hostile or angry, Carson writes of Obama, but within a matter of minutes after the...
  • The race is over!

    04/17/2014 8:09:03 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 32 replies
    Email ^ | April 17, 2014 | Nancy Mace
    <p>Havent you heard? Lindsey Graham is going back to the US Senate!</p> <p>If you read tales from the New York Times and watched MSNBC lately that is what you may assume.</p> <p>However, here on the ground in South Carolina, reality for the senior senator is very different. Recently, public polls have shown Lindsey Graham with less than 50% support from members in his own party, and all of his high priced campaign ads are falling on deaf ears with conservative voters who know the truth about Senator Graham.</p>
  • Is Israel Really Isolated?

    04/17/2014 8:08:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 6, 2014
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that if we do not resolve the issues between Palestinians and Israelis, if we do not find a way to find peace, there will be an increasing isolation of Israel. However, a thorough examination of Israels international standing reveals an increasingly splendid integration of the Jewish state economically, technologically and scientifically irrespective of the Palestinian issue. Contrary to the Kerry school of thought, and based on areality check, the Palestinian issue has never been a core cause shaping the Middle East, a crown jewel of Arab policymakers and the crux of...
  • Re: Bundy Standoff - Write your Congressional Delegation

    04/17/2014 7:59:22 AM PDT · by Westbrook · 24 replies
    Vanity | April 17, 2014 | Westbrook
    Following is a letter I wrote to my congressional delegation. Feel free to use it to do the same. Hon. Sen. ----- 1. Heavily Armed, Militarized Federal Agencies I hope that you are aware of the standoff between heavily armed agents and contractors of the Federal Bureau of Land Management and the rancher Cliven Bundy and his family in Bunkerville, NV. This confrontation came very close to being another Waco. There are some that would say that it came close to starting another civil war. There is absolutely no need for Bureau of Land Management, Park Rangers, Fish & Game,...
  • New emails show IRS coordinated Tea Party targeting with DOJ, FEC and liberal political activists

    04/17/2014 7:57:37 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4-17-2014 | Mark Tapscott
    OPINION: MORNING EXAMINER New emails show IRS coordinated Tea Party targeting with Justice Department, FEC and liberal political activists BY MARK TAPSCOTT | APRIL 17, 2014 AT 9:10 AM Congressional and media attention in the IRS scandal thus far has focused mainly on the federal tax agency and its former exempt organizations director, Lois Lerner. But Judicial Watch, the non-profit government watchdog, has obtained email correspondence between Lerner and key U.S. Department of Justice officials about criminal prosecution of conservative and Tea Party nonprofits illegally targeted for harassment. That would be the same Justice Department run by Attorney General Eric...
  • Eric Cantor Torches Immigration Reform After Call With Obama

    04/17/2014 7:53:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Sahil Kapur
    On Wednesday, Eric Cantor strongly suggested immigration reform won't come up in the House of Representatives after he received a phone call from President Barack Obama. "House Republicans do not support Senate Democrats' immigration bill and amnesty efforts, and it will not be considered in the House," the Republican majority leader said in a statement after the call. He accused the president of engaging in "partisan messaging" and offered no indication that the House intends to act on the issue. His full statement is below. "Today, President Obama called me to discuss his desire for comprehensive immigration reform. The President...
  • Rand Paul clarifies: No containment on Iran

    04/17/2014 7:40:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 16 at 1:29 pm | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is out with another clarification of his foreign policy positions, saying unequivocally in a Washington Post op-ed that he is against a strategy of containment when it comes to Iran.Asked Sunday about his 2012 vote against a bill that would have prevented a policy of containment -- that is, allowing Iran to have nuclear weapons or nuclear weapons programs but keeping tabs on them -- Paul said all options should be left on the table. (Paul was the lone vote against the legislation.)That led some to say that the potential 2016 presidential candidate was open to...
  • 14 Factors to Watch in the 2014 Midterms: Everything you need to know to become an expert in 2014

    04/17/2014 7:30:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/17/2014 | Patrick Reddy
    President Obama and the Democrats clearly have had a case of the winter blues that could well carry over into the fall elections. Republican David Jollys upset win in a Florida special election in a district that President Obama had carried twice is a warning sign that it will be extremely difficult for Democrats to re-take the House of Representatives and Democratic control of the US Senate is now in even more jeopardy. Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus is now gleefully predicting a GOP tsunami that will wash over the entire country, Red, Purple and Blue states alike....
  • Graphic Bloomberg Gun Control Ad Features a Girl Shooting Her Brother

    04/17/2014 7:29:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Mayor Michael Bloombergs new gun control group has launched a new YouTube ad for gun control featuring a girl shooting her brother during a game of hide and seek. Warning: Some may find this video disturbing, a notice on the video released by Bloombergs reorganized anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety reads. The video includes a 10 second countdown suggesting to the viewer that they can stop the shooting if they click an ad that takes them to a signup page. We can stop accidental shootings from stealing the lives of our kids, the message on the page reads....
  • SARAH PALIN TO HEADLINE SHE-PAC IOWA RALLY FOR JONI ERNST

    04/17/2014 7:25:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 17,2014 | TONY LEE
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline a SHE-PAC rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 27th for conservative Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who has taken a two-point lead over a liberal Republican businessman who had been leading before Palin endorsed Ernst. The rally at the Hy-Vee Conference Center will feature Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer, Iowa's Lieutenant Gov. Kim Reynolds, and Kay Orr, the former Nebraska governor who was the country's first Republican female governor. It will likely also make it difficult for Democrats to use the "war on women" card in Iowa. State Senator Ernst gained national recognition...
  • Why not Gov. Mike Pence in 2016?

    04/17/2014 7:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    If you’re wondering why this otherwise prosaic Bloomberg piece about Pence’s national future begins with a mention of the Koch brothers, it’s probably because the guy who wrote it worked for Paul Sarbanes and, briefly, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz before resuming his career as an impartial reporter.But never mind that. Is Pence the dark horse? “I have no doubt that he would make a great president,” said Steven Chancellor, the chief executive officer of Evansville, Indiana-based American Patriot Group, the parent of a company that makes ready-to-eat rations for the Pentagon. “He certainly distinguished himself in the House” and is “off...
  • The IRS Scandal Blows Wide Open

    04/17/2014 7:22:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 17, 2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The IRS Scandal Blows Wide OpenPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 17, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments A bombshell revelation has brought the IRS scandal to a new level. Judicial Watch has released internal IRS communications revealing that former Tax Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding whether it was possible to criminally prosecute tax-exempt groups she believed had “lied” about their political activity. Judicial Watch obtained the documents by successfully filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the IRS in October 2013,...
  • 'I Don't Want To Waste My Life Anymore': Glenn Beck Announces He's Getting Out Of Politics

    04/17/2014 7:09:04 AM PDT · by JihadiKiller · 153 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 04/17/14 | Chuck Biscuits
    Were beginning to agree that Republicans and Democrats suck theyve built this machine to grind people into the ground. I hate this stuff. I hate politics. I hate politicians and I feel like Im wasting my life. Dont we all know whats happening? George W. Bush was taking us down a road, and Barack Obama is taking us down that same road. What difference does it make? I dont want to waste my life anymore.
  • Republicans: Harry Reid Opposes his own State: 84% of Nevada owned by Feds

    04/17/2014 7:07:45 AM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Republicans should force Harry Reid to choose. U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) could easily transfer much of the 84% of Nevada land owned by the Federal Government to his own States ownership and control. Instead Reid is promoting the power of the U.S. Government and the Democrat Party at the expense of his constituents. Harry Reid could be a hero within his State. But the Senator clearly doesnt give a damn about Nevadas voters. And Republicans should force the issue and make it obvious. Of course, the Mafia-like treatment of Reids family business attacking rogue rancher Bundys family business to...
  • Don't Dump Pennsylvania's Governor

    04/17/2014 7:02:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Be careful, Pennsylvania people. You can't afford to blow it this fall. Your great state is, I'm sorry to say, already not so great when it comes to fiscal solvency. Don't make it worse by dumping your Republican governor, Tom Corbett. Despite the Marcellus Shale boom that's turned Pennsylvania into the Saudi Arabia of natural gas, the Keystone State's current fiscal condition is almost as dire as New Jersey's. According to a recent Mercatus Center study of every state's ability to balance its budgets and still pay for health care and pension costs, Pennsylvania is ranked No. 42. Jersey (50),...
  • Nevada Ranchers Son: Harry Reid Needs To Be Kicked Out Of Office (demands feds disarm)

    04/17/2014 6:51:41 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies
    CBSLOCAL.COM ^ | 4/16/14 | CBS/LAS VEGAS/AP
    The son of beleaguered Nevada rancher, Cliven Bundy, believes its time for Sen. Harry Reid to be kicked out of office. If he doesnt have enough moral fiber in his bones at all to see what happened, that we the people got together and made something right, then I dont think theres any hope for him and he needs to be kicked out of office, even if he is the Senate majority leader. It doesnt matter, Ammon Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, told Fox News, responding to Reids comments that its not over. Ammon Bundy says federal authorities used a...
  • Huckabee narrowly tops 3-straight 2016 Iowa GOP polls

    04/17/2014 6:45:03 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/17/2014 | CNN Political Unit
    <p>What do the three most recent public opinion polls of Iowa's 2016 Republican presidential caucus have in common?</p> <p>All three surveys indicate there's no frontrunner in the very early hunt for the GOP presidential nomination in the state that votes first in the race for the White House. And former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee narrowly tops the list of potential candidates in each poll.</p>
  • Soaring Food Inflation Full Frontal: Beef, Pork And Shrimp Prices Soar To Record Highs

    04/17/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the lack of inflation looks like for beef prices...
  • New Spotlight on North Koreas Horrors (Operation Squirrel)

    04/17/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2014 | Marco Rubio
    This week, Australian justice Michael Kirby, who led the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, is briefing members of the U.N. Security Council regarding the widespread atrocities being committed on a daily basis against innocent people by one of the worlds most repressive regimes. Given Russias recent actions in Ukraine and other global challenges, the report of this U.N. commission has not received the attention it deserves.
  • Kirk reverses, will campaign for Oberweis against Durbin

    04/17/2014 6:03:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said Tuesday he will in fact campaign for Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, despite earlier refusing because of his relationship with incumbent Sen. Dick Durbin (D). I will be campaigning for Jim Oberweis, Kirk told the Illinois Radio Network. Kirk said at the end of March that he would not be campaigning for the Illinois state senator challenging Durbin, who is seeking his fourth term. Im going to be protecting my relationship with Dick and not launching into a partisan jihad that hurts our partnership to both pull together for Illinois, he said then. Kirk and...
  • Milton Wolf Receives Massive Gift From Washington DC

    04/17/2014 5:37:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    What a Godsend. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas is being challenged by Dr. Milton Wolf, and today, Wolf received a huge gift from Washington DC. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Campaigns For Obama In MichiganThe Drudge Report linked to an article in the New York Times that Kathleen Sebelius might consider running for Senate from Kansas after resigning from the Obama administration. Ms. Sebelius is considering entreaties from Democrats who want her to run against that old friend, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas. Several Democrats said this week that Ms. Sebelius had been mentioned with growing frequency as someone who...
  • Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Oklahoma Special GOP Senate Primary

    04/17/2014 5:29:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Elliot Jager
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma's GOP senate primary, The Hill reported. Shannon is a former state House Speaker. This was the first primary endorsement made by Cruz, who has a strong following among tea party-aligned Republicans. The endorsement allows him to honor his pledge not to back insurgents in primaries involving Senate GOP colleagues, The Washington Post reported. Shannon is in an open primary. A special election in November will fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn two years before his term ends in 2016. Cruz plans to attend...
  • Landrieu faces her toughest political storm to stay in Senate

    04/17/2014 5:27:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Halimah Abdullah
    Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is in the middle of a storm. She is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Gulf Coast Democrat's vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state. On the left, she is trying to avoid being pulled down by the undertow of a president whose decline in approval ratings and controversial health care reform law might not play well with her state's conservative sensibilities. She's been buffeted by rough re-election fights before, and in previous successful bids for the state legislature, state treasurer's office and eventually two runoffs...
  • Joe Bidens First Selfie Is Just Awesome

    04/17/2014 4:23:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 4/17/14 | Per Liljas
    Eleven hours after opening an Instagram account, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden wrote "Found a friend to join me." He really couldnt have featured a more prominent guest star. Want to see more scenes from the Veeps life? Then follow "vp" on Instagram....
  • Congressional candidate shoots down drone with hunting rifle in new ad

    04/16/2014 11:53:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 15, 2014 | Eric Pfeiffer
    VIDEO AT LINK Montana congressional candidate Matt Rosendale swears he doesnt have a problem with drones. I actually consider myself to be very supportive of technology, Rosendale told Yahoo News in an interview on Tuesday. Still, the question had to be asked after Rosendale on Monday released a new campaign ad in which he used a hunting rifle to shoot down a drone. The ad opens with an overhead camera angle, with the drone menacingly hovering over the state senator. Im Matt Rosendale and this is how I'd look from a government drone, the candidate says as hes framed dead...
  • Lerner Wanted DOJ to Prosecute Tea Party

    04/16/2014 11:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Katie Pavlich at Town Hall.com: "According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for 'lying' about political activity." So Eric Holder and Lois Lerner not only are liars, they're in cahoots. Lois Lerner was asking the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute people like Catherine Engelbrecht. This woman, this Lerner, this is a witch. This is a...
  • Netanyahu discusses mutual interests with Russia's Putin

    04/16/2014 10:35:28 PM PDT · by Ruprecht Jamieson · 7 replies
    Netanyahu discusses mutual interests with Russia's Putin Putin tells Netanyahu that Kiev regime is to blame for escalations in eastern Ukraine; both agree to cooperation on issues of mutual interest. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke over the phone Tuesday, and discussed issue like Iran, Ukraine, and additional communications. Reportedly on Netanyahu's request, the two leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine, which Israeli politicians have been steering clear of, concerned possible security threats could arise if relations with Moscow were to suffer.
  • Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Self-Defense Killing Of Endangered Wolves

    04/16/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    KRWG News ^ | April 16, 2014
    The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a Senate bill allowing ranchers to kill endangered wolves in self-defense. Senate Bill 1211 would allow livestock owners to kill a Mexican gray wolf if one was caught attacking livestock or a person. Wildlife activists say the bill violates the federal Endangered Species Act. But a staff attorney says the bill has been watered down and now meets constitutional requirements.
  • Arizona bill would allow cities to ignore federal rules

    04/16/2014 9:35:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | Apr 15, 2014
    The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would allow cities and towns to enter restricted federal land without permission in emergencies. ... Republican bill sponsor Rep. Kelly Townsend of Mesa says she was inspired by the battle between the city of Tombstone and the federal government over access to repair its water supply system in the Coronado National Forest. She says local authorities should have the right to go in where needed without being granted approval first in cases of emergency.
  • What Putin is rebuilding

    04/16/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 95 replies
    4-17-14 | Dangus
    No, Putin isn't re-building the third Reich: Chamberlain isn't a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler seized neighboring German-speaking territories. He's a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler blamed Christianity for poisoning Europe with weakness, swore to destroy the Jews, build a master race, set fire to the Reichstag, seized all police powers, built concentration camps and THEN invaded German-speaking lands. No, Putin isn't re-building the Soviet Union: He has implemented a flat, low tax rate, struck the authority of local commissars to impose taxes, decriminalized tax disputes, decentralized agriculture and industry, seen the numbers of...
  • The Donald Donates to Cruz: The real estate mogul doles out cash to the fiery Texan

    04/16/2014 8:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 16, 2014 | David Catanese
    Donald Trump is showing his cards in the early 2016 sweepstakes and he's betting on Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The New York real estate mogul donated $5,000 to the Texas senator's leadership PAC during the first quarter, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. Cruz's PAC, called the Jobs, Growth & Freedom Fund, took in far fewer receipts than the PACs of his potential White House rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. It took in only about $23,000 in contributions and then added approximately another $120,000 in transfers from other committees and rebates. Comparatively,...
  • Florida Supreme Court Denies Law License to Illegal Alien

    04/16/2014 8:31:32 PM PDT · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-16-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right News Advocates for illegal aliens were stunned this week as the Florida Supreme Court barredan illegal alien from joining the Florida bar to practice law. The La Raza lobby was especially stunned after the California Supreme Court, just months ago, did the exact opposite, as we noted at the time,admitting all qualified applicants as attorneys, including an applicant who is not lawfully present in the United States illegal aliens. And they were convinced this was a wave that would sweep other states, as in-state tuition has done. Not so fast, said Florida's top...
  • Defend Obamacare unabashedly, some Democrats say

    04/16/2014 8:10:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2014 9:02 PM EDT | Charles Babington and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The outlook for the presidents health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying its time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon. Activists in one Senate race are doing just that. Other Democratic candidates, however, remain wary, unsure that a modest dose of good news will be enough to offset countless TV ads denouncing Obamacare. Those worries are well founded, say Republicans who shrug off the developments Democrats tout. [] Republicans already were pushing their luck by vowing to repeal and replace the health care law without having a...
  • Amazing Video of the Final Confrontation at Bundy Ranch, Filmmaker They Were Ready to Die

    04/16/2014 8:07:31 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 24 replies
    AUN-TV.com ^ | 04/16/2014 | Dana Allen
    I checked here at Free Republic and do not see this video posted, in my search. Only 12,000 have viewed on YouTube. Someone sent it to me in email. Fox sometimes does what is right, this is one case. Amazing Video of the Final Confrontation at Bundy Ranch, Filmmaker They Were Ready to Die See video of filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch walk towards the BLM front lines. Kudos to Fox News and Megan Kelly for putting this video on the air. No Network except for Fox was at the news event. They will send hundreds to the forgotten Peterson Trial...
  • Michael Bloomberg: 'I Have Earned My Place in Heaven, It's Not Even Close'

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks hes going straight to heaven after working to eliminate smoking, obesity, and his efforts to promote gun control.
  • Hank Aaron Flooded With Racist Hate Mail After GOP Attack

    04/16/2014 7:54:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Drew McKenzie
    The offices of the Atlanta Braves have been flooded with racist letters, emails, and phone calls attacking Hall of Famer Hank Aaron after his interview comparing the way Republicans treat President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. USA Today writer Bob Nightengale said the "sheer racism" of the attack against Aaron was similar to the racist onslaught that the African-American star faced in 1974 when he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record. Nightengale noted that the new hate mail messages came as baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, on Tuesday. One bigoted writer named Edward wrote an email...
  • The IRS Scandal's Smoking Gun?

    04/16/2014 7:50:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 4-16-2014 | Peter Roff
    April 16, 2014 The IRS Scandal's Smoking Gun? A suspicious email could confirm Lois Lerner's culpability in recent IRS abuses. Peter Roff The so-called smoking gun proving the Internal Revenue Service played politics with conservative groups seeking official non-profit, social welfare status over the last several years may finally have been found. In a rash of documents provided under the Freedom of Information Act to Judicial Watch, a non-partisan public interest law group, is an April 2013 email written by David Fish, acting manager of IRS Exempt Organizations Technical Guidance and Quality Assurance and sent to, among others, former IRS...
  • Bloomberg's New Campaign: More Gun Control Needed for Gun-Owning Parents

    04/16/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 16, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 16th the same day Michael Bloomberg told NBC's Today show that his gun control push "isn't gun control" he released a new ad targeting parents who have kids in the home yet own guns. The ad is an emotional appeal aimed at building support for new gun control restrictions on gun owners with kids in the home, specifically focused on having guns in the home locked up. In the ad, a young girl and her brother play hide and seek. The girl hides in her parents' closet and finds a pistol that the parents kept in...
  • Ron Paul: Rand Will Get Hit with Disadvantages in Presidential Bid for Being My Son

    04/16/2014 7:43:00 PM PDT · by This Just In · 59 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World" with Neil Cavuto former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discussed the IRS targeting his organization when Cavuto asked, "Well, i don't want to be cynical Congressman, do you think any of this might have a thing or two to do with your son possibly running for president? "
  • Shannon touts Cruz endorsement in US Senate race

    04/16/2014 6:59:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    KTUL.com ^ | Apr 16, 2014 12:57 PM PDT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Shannon's race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.Shannon campaign consultant Trebor Worthen told The Associated Press Wednesday that Cruz has endorsed Shannon and is set to appear at a rally in Tulsa along with former Alaska Gov. and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.Palin and Lee endorsed Shannon previously.