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  • Obama's Net-Neutrality Plan Could Mean New Internet Fees

    11/21/2014 2:23:30 AM PST · by Libloather
    National Journal ^ | 11/21/14 | Brendan Sasso
    President Obama thrilled liberals and Internet activists last week by calling for the "strongest possible" net-neutrality regulations to ensure that all Internet traffic is treated equally. **SNIP** "The net result is that every single American broadband customer will have to pay a new tax or taxes to access the Internet," Ajit Pai, a Republican FCC commissioner, warned in a speech last week. "That translates into less broadband adoption, especially among the millions of families that still struggle to make ends meet in this lackluster economy." Technically, the FCC does not have the authority to "tax." But the agency already collects...
  • WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YESTERDAY'S ELECTION WIN FOR AN ANTI-FOREIGN WORKER INVASION PARTY

    11/21/2014 1:58:37 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    11/21/2012 | Self
    The United Kingdom Independence Party won the special election yesterday for the parliamentary seat of Rochester and Strood with the media saying that "immigration" was the top issue. The UK has been flooded with Eastern European workers allowed to emigrate there by the rules of the European Union. This has cheapened the labor market hurting working people and small business. UKIP has made Britain's exit from the EU the centerpiece of its platform. Its a clear distinction from the UK's version of the Republican Party. The ruling Conservatives of Prime Minister David Cameron claim they are trying to cut a...
  • Immigrants find themselves torn between hope, defeat on Obama's plans

    11/20/2014 7:34:37 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    The Taco Times ^ | 20 Nov 2014 | Pamela Constable
    In the U.S. city of Baltimore on Thursday, an undocumented mother from Mexico named Jessica Mejía, 31, was praying that President Barack Obama’s executive action would protect her from deportation along with several million other illegal immigrants. Mejia said her greatest wish is to have a work permit — and to become legalized like her boyfriend, who was granted “deferred action” on deportation two years ago, and their 5-year-old son, who was born in the United States “This is my great hope,” said Mejía, who went to a branch office of the CASA de Maryland immigrant advocacy group in anticipation...
  • GOP hammers case against Obama on immigration

    11/20/2014 7:10:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    wlky ^ | 9:53 PM EST Nov 20, 2014 | Eric Bradner and Jedd Rosche
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Opponents of President Barack Obama's plan, which makes sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system by use of executive order, focused their criticism on the legal case, saying Obama has overstepped the boundaries of his authority and is ignoring the will of the people. -snip- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he "will not sit idly by and let the President bypass Congress and our Constitution." "President Obama is not above the law and has no right to issue executive amnesty. His actions blatantly ignore the Separations of Powers and the principles our country was founded on. The President...
  • DREAM Activists: Not Good Enough

    11/20/2014 6:59:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    A group of activists welcomed President Obama’s unilateral changes to immigration policy by saying that it’s not expansive enough. “Today’s victory is tremendous, but to be real, it is incomplete,” United We Dream managing director Cristina Jimenez said Thursday evening. “But too many of our parents, LGBTQ brothers and sisters and friends were left out. United We Dream doesn’t agree with that decision and we are determined to fight for their protection. Our community sticks together. This is a long-term struggle. We will continue organizing until our entire community can come forward and enjoy the full rights of citizenship.”
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 21 November 2014

    11/20/2014 5:58:49 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 66 replies
    November 20, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • With Murder Rate Far Beyond US Levels, Russia Legalizes Carry of Guns for Self-Defense

    11/20/2014 6:53:09 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    prior to this change “Russians were only allowed to own firearms for hunting or target practice.” Because of this, there are only “13 million” privately owned firearms in Russia compared to approximately 310 million the US. On the other hand, “there were 21,603 murders in Russia” in 2009 compared with just over 13,600 in the US, “which has a population almost twice as large [as Russia].” In other words, in the past few years fewer guns equaled more murder in Russia while more guns equaled fewer murders in the US. Under the new law, Russians can acquire a license to...
  • Doomsday pope warns man's greed will destroy world

    11/20/2014 3:07:21 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    France 24 ^ | 20 Nov 14 | AFP
    Pope Francis warned Thursday that planet earth would not forgive the abuse of its resources for profit, urging the world's leaders to rein in their greed and help the hungry -- or risk a doomsday scenario in which nature would exact revenge. "God always forgives, but the earth does not," the Argentine pope told the Second International Conference on Nutrition (CIN2) in Rome, a three-day meeting aimed at tackling malnutrition, a global scourge which afflicts poor and rich alike. "Take care of the earth so it does not respond with destruction," he warned representatives from 190 countries gathered for...
  • Democrat: Obama Should Do What He Wants and Let the Courts Decide If It’s Legal

    11/20/2014 2:53:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | November 19, 2014
    The Democrats have rolled out a couple of dishonest talking points in support of Obama’s executive order amnesty. One is that Presidents Reagan and Bush 41 both used executive orders on immigration. What that ignores is that both were cleaning up a law duly passed by Congress. In this case, Obama is explicitly acting because Congress won’t bend to his royal will. The new talking point, trotted out here by Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) is that this executive order is just like Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and that Obama should do it and then just let the courts decide whether...
  • Democrats Need a History Lesson on the Emancipation Proclamation

    11/20/2014 2:18:58 PM PST · by yoe · 17 replies
    National Review on Line ^ | November 20, 2014 | John S. Rosenberg
    Speaking to Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren after the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi attempted to justify his unilateral action raising the minimum wage of federal contractors; she acknowledged that it would be “much better for Congress to act and for it to be the law of the land more generally.” “But, I remind you,” Pelosi added, “the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order, many things that happened over time that would not have ever happened waiting for Congress, but then Congress followed through with, in fact, abolishing, you know, slavery.” Actually,...
  • President Obama Changing The Rules On Illegal Immigration (O'Reilly's "Humane" comment bites back?

    11/20/2014 12:40:41 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Bill O'Reilly (The O'Reilly Factor) ^ | 6/15/2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    In a very political move, the president has announced new rules for a specific group of illegal aliens. If your parents brought you to America when you were under 16, if you have completed high school, or served in the military, and if you are under the age of 30 now, then you are most likely going to stay in America. ... As for the policy, how can you blame kids when they are dragged to the US? It's not the child's fault that laws were broken. Thus the new policy is humane, and the President believes it will make...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 8 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Luis Gutierrez: Americans Disapprove of Exec Amnesty Because They Have Not Been Explained What It Is

    11/20/2014 12:48:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) claims that a strong plurality of Americans do not support President Barack Obama's executive amnesty because they are in the dark about the specifics of what Obama will do and what executive amnesty is. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 48% of Americans disapprove of Obama's executive amnesty. Republicans opposed to it have vowed to prohibit Obama from using federal funds to enact unlawful grants of amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. When asked about the poll on Wednesday's The Ed Show on MSNBC, Gutierrez refused to see the poll numbers as a strong...
  • Ted Cruz Mad Libs a Cicero speech to protest Obama's executive action on immigration

    11/20/2014 12:39:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2014 | Justin Green
    Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor Thursday to deliver a slightly changed version of a very old speech as a form of protest against President Obama's planned executive action on immigration. The Texas Republican, in a four-minute address, gave a gently edited version of Cicero's first oration against Cataline. Obama was substituted for Cataline, the U.S./Mexico border was swapped in for the Palatine Hill, "women" was added to references to men, "pen and phone" made an appearance, "execution" was changed to "defeat" and the IRS scandal showed up near the end. The video is above, and the text...
  • Steve King Plots Three-step Response To Executive Amnesty

    11/20/2014 6:30:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/14 | JONATHAN STRONG
    With only hours before President Obama is expected to announce a major unilateral amnesty for illegal immigrants, Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill appear flummoxed at what they might do to stop him from going forward. “We’ve been trying to figure out what leverage we have. And we’re all finding it very difficult to actually stop the president in the next two months,” said Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN). Iowa Republican Steve King, however, did not lack ideas. Speaking to a scrum of reporters off the House floor, he offered a a specific, three-step plan on how to respond in the weeks...
  • Russian Bombers Threaten Guam

    11/20/2014 11:24:23 AM PST · by McGruff · 29 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 19, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian strategic bombers circled the U.S. island of Guam last week in what U.S. defense officials say is the latest in a series of nuclear provocations by Moscow. The bombers were identified by air defenses as Tu-95 Bear H nuclear-capable aircraft that circumnavigated the strategic U.S. military outpost on Friday—amid heightened tensions with Moscow regarding a new buildup of Russian forces in and along the border of eastern Ukraine. “U.S. Pacific Command can confirm that two aircraft circumnavigated Guam on November 13th,” said spokesman Maj. Christian Devine. “The aircraft were flying safely in international airspace and in accordance with...
  • Report: ObamaCare numbers boosted by dental [only] plans (to push ACA over 7 million)

    11/20/2014 10:39:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    The Obama administration’s much-touted enrollment figure of 7.3 million includes nearly a half-million people who have only purchased dental plans, the House Oversight Committee has found. Without the 400,000 people enrolled in dental-only plans, the total enrollment for ObamaCare drops to 6.97 million, according an investigation by the committee, which was first reported by Bloomberg News. “Instead of offering the public an accurate accounting, the administration engaged in an effort to obscure and downplay the number of dropouts,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the committee, wrote in a statement to Bloomberg. Enrollment figures have strayed from the initial 8...
  • Abortion Activist Terrance Bean Arrested for Allegedly Raping 15-Year-Old Boy (Friend of Obama)

    11/20/2014 10:26:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A nationally-known pro-abortion activist has been arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old boy. Terrance Patrick Bean is the founder of Human Rights Campaign, a group that pushes other political issues but also takes a steadfastly pro-abortion position.Human Rights Campaign, in addition to advancing abortion, has also lobbied Congress to end all federal funding for abstinence education, and hailed one piece of legislation that cut off funding because it “would end abstinence-only-until-marriage programs once and for all.” Bean is also a prominent supporter of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.The Portland Oregonian newspaper has more on Bean’s indictment, reporting that “Detectives from...
  • Obama’s agenda threatens to divide Democratic Party

    11/20/2014 10:25:57 AM PST · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov 19, 2014 8:07 a.m. ET | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama could be bad news for the Democratic Party. Obama’s biggest problem over the next two years may not be coming from recalcitrant Republicans, writes the National Journal. Instead, it could be from members of his own party blanching at his activist agenda over the last two years of his presidency. Obama is planning to press forward with several polarizing decisions that could advance his legacy but come at the expense of the Democratic Party’s long-term health. Issues like threatening a veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, reaching a nuclear deal with Iran and legalizing unauthorized immigrants...
  • NSA Director: China can damage US power grid

    11/20/2014 9:41:19 AM PST · by McGruff · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2014
    The head of the NSA issued a blunt warning Thursday to lawmakers: China can shut down the United States. The grim forecast came from Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S .Cyber Command
  • Firearms Industry Booms In Montana

    01/17/2012 7:20:07 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | 16 Jan 2012 | Katrin Frye
    Firearms manufacturers looking for a favorable, pro-gun political climate are moving to Montana. The Flathead Valley in the northwest corner of the state has had a steady gun manufacturing industry for decades, and it's now looking to expand. Despite 10 percent unemployment in the area, gun industry jobs have increased during the economic downturn. Manufacturers now say they can't find enough trained machinists for all the jobs they have to offer. From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. The firearms industry is booming in Montana. Throughout the economic downturn, the state's gun manufacturers have added jobs....
  • Entire county board arrested following citizens arrest by 2 military veterans

    11/20/2014 8:22:49 AM PST · by Baynative · 19 replies
    Ocala Post ^ | 11/20/14 | Barry Donegan, Adam Andrzejewski
    Clark County, Illinois — Sometimes citizens can be so frustrated with county board members they wish someone could just place them under arrest. Well, that is exactly what citizens in Clark County, Illinois did . Illinois’ number one manufactured product is corruption. More than 95 percent of the Illinois legislature is safe in gerrymandered districts. The incumbent governor has three current federal investigations of his administration, but the Attorney General/state’s attorney class can’t find public vice anywhere. Residents that voted in the recent election said they are hoping officials have learned from the past mistakes of others. So what can...
  • 4 Sunni Muslim Groups Responsible for 66% of All 17,958 Terror Killings in 2013

    11/19/2014 10:22:24 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The number of people killed by terrorists worldwide in 2013 rose by 60 percent compared to the previous year – from 11,133 to 17,958 – with four Sunni Muslim extremist groups responsible for two-thirds of all fatalities, according to a comprehensive annual study. Eighty-two percent of fatalities occurred in just five countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria, although the number of countries that experienced more than 50 terror-related deaths also rose – to 24, compared with 15 the previous year. ... Four Sunni groups were responsible for 66 percent of all terror fatalities in 2013. In order of...
  • Pentagon got duped, made ransom payment for Bowe Bergdahl to con man

    11/20/2014 5:15:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon is under fire for making a ransom payment to an Afghan earlier this year as part of a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to U.S. officials. Sgt. Bergdahl was released in May after nearly five years in captivity as part of a controversial exchange for five terrorists held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Hunter stated in the letter that Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made...
  • Jim Costa keeps House seat, edging out Johnny Tacherra in another late-vote rally (CA-16)

    11/20/2014 5:12:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | November 20, 2014 | John Ellis
    "..For Tacherra to have a chance of winning, the rural Fresno County dairyman needed an overwhelming victory margin in the remaining votes from Merced and Madera counties—which to date had been his strongest parts of the district. Both counties finished their vote counts, and Tacherra, 39, actually lost ground to Costa, 62. To have even had a chance of catching Costa, Tacherra would have had to win more than 80% of those votes........When Fresno County’s count came out, Costa won 1,056 votes to Tacherra’s 447.Costa ended up winning 63.9% of the Fresno County votes to Tacherra’s 36.1%. In Madera, Tacherra...
  • George Will: Obama ‘Greatest Builder Of The Republican Party Since Ronald Reagan’ [VIDEO]

    11/20/2014 4:47:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-19-2014 | AL WEAVER
    President Barack Obama once said he wanted to be as consequential as Ronald Reagan. However, according to syndicated columnist George Will, Obama has become as consequential as the former two-term GOP hero in a different sense. Appearing on “Special Report” Wednesday night, Will told host Bret Baier that Obama has become the “greatest builder of the Republican Party” since Reagan. Will: “Barack Obama once said that he wanted to be as consequential in his own way as Ronald Reagan was. He is in this sense: he is the greatest builder of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan. Today, there are...
  • ALLIES WIN PIVOT OF NAZI LINE ABOVE AACHEN; METZ ENCIRCLED, FOE RETREATS TOWARD SAAR (11/20/44)

    11/20/2014 4:10:19 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 21 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/20/44 | Drew Middleton, Gene Currivan, Frederick Graham, James MacDonald, Richard J.H. Johnston, more
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  • Feds arrest eight Miami suspects in Medicare probe linked to Nicaragua, DR

    11/20/2014 2:56:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jay Weaver
    As Medicare rackets go, authorities say, this one had no borders. Eleven people associated with a South Florida managed care company were charged Wednesday with fleecing Medicare for services provided to U.S. citizens while they were living in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, according to an indictment. Coral Gables-based Florida Healthcare Plus filed false bills for retired Medicare beneficiaries who claimed to be living in the state but were being treated by foreign doctors while they resided in the two Latin American countries. That is illegal under the federal taxpayer-funded program for senior citizens and the disabled, authorities said. Eight...
  • Washington Stresses 'Consistent Opposition' to Construction

    11/19/2014 11:51:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    In what has become somewhat routine, the United States on Wednesday condemned Israel’s latest approval of construction in Jerusalem. According to Reuters, State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke stressed Washington's "clear and consistent opposition to construction activity in East Jerusalem." "During this sensitive time in Jerusalem, we would see such activity as inconsistent with the goal of lower tensions and seeking a path toward peace," he added. The latest criticism from Washington was made after the Jerusalem municipality approved the construction of 78 new homes for Jews in Jerusalem. Municipal spokeswoman Brachie Sprung said 50 homes will be built in Har...
  • Sharpton denies fathering ex-City Hall aide’s troubled teen

    11/19/2014 9:31:40 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11-19-2014 | By Laurel Babcock, Michael Gartland and Bruce Golding
    Sharpton denies fathering ex-City Hall aide’s troubled teen By Laurel Babcock, Michael Gartland and Bruce GoldingNovember 19, 2014 | 4:24pm The Rev. Al Sharpton unexpectedly denied fathering ex-City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger’s troubled teenage son during a news conference about his long-standing tax debts on Wednesday. Without prompting, Sharpton brought up rumors that he fathered Khari Noerdlinger, whose mom was Sharpton’s spokeswoman before being hired this year as chief of staff for First Lady Chirlane McCray. ... Noerdlinger didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. She has never publicly revealed who fathered her ­17-year-old son. This past summer, The...
  • Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse (Green card = Healthcare)

    11/19/2014 7:42:39 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up. Call it the green card glitch: The website has no clear path to upload the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents, and entitled to benefits under President Barack Obama's health care law. It's a baffling omission, say consumers and counselors assisting with this year's sign-up drive. "It doesn't list the green card as an option to upload," said Elizabeth Colvin of Foundation Communities, an Austin, Texas, group that serves low-income people, including many immigrants. There's a way to...
  • Buchanan Calls For Tougher Border Control; Candidate Wants to End `Invasion of the Country'

    11/19/2014 7:04:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    Republican presidential contender Patrick J. Buchanan chided President Clinton and the GOP-controlled Congress yesterday for failing to secure U.S. borders and endorsed legislation that would deny automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants. Buchanan also called for legislation making English the country's official language and for at least a doubling of the Border Patrol. And he called anew for two other components of his immigration policy: a double security fence along the most porous section of the U.S-Mexico border and a five-year moratorium on virtually all immigration so that newcomers to the United States could be assimilated.
  • Obama says the border fence is 'now basically complete'

    11/19/2014 6:58:14 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    politifact.com ^ | May 16th, 2011 | By Robert Farley
    In his speech in El Paso on immigration reform on May 10, 2011, President Obama declared that the fence along the border with Mexico is "now basically complete." ... the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which was passed by a Republican Congress and signed by President George W. Bush. It authorized the construction of hundreds of miles of additional fencing along the border with Mexico. The act specified "at least two layers of reinforced fencing." But the law was quietly altered in a significant way the following year. Responding to urging from the Department of Homeland Security -- which...
  • Schlafly: Obama could launch another Civil War

    11/19/2014 6:09:38 PM PST · by Crazieman · 45 replies
    WND ^ | Paul Bremmer
    President Obama’s looming executive action on immigration reform represents a Fort Sumter-type moment, according to conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly. Fort Sumter, of course, is the sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina. It was there the opening shots of the U.S. Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861. Schlafly at first considered comparing the Obama amnesty to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but decided that Obama’s plan is much more subtle. “With Pearl Harbor, the American people knew what was happening,” she said. But Fort Sumter represented the beginning of a ruinous war, and Schlafly, like fellow conservative luminary...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering our Troops!! ~ 20 November 2014

    11/19/2014 6:00:52 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIRST HUG U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Harris meets his daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration for the USS Barry in Norfolk, VA, Nov. 8, 2013. Barry, a cryptologic technician, returned to Naval Station Norfolk after completing a nine-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Lauren M. Gaidry Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. GLOBEMASTER CARGO U.S. Marines load a CH-53E Super Stallion...
  • Democrats to Obama: You broke the party, now fix it

    11/19/2014 5:05:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/14 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Enough, Donna Brazile told White House political director David Simas the day after the midterms. Democrats are in worse shape than when President Barack Obama came into office — the number of seats they have in Congress, the number of governors, a party approval rating that’s fallen behind Republicans for the first time in recent history, enthusiasm, energy. The White House, Brazile said when she came to meet with Simas, has got to focus for the next two years on getting the party into better shape, and Obama’s the best and most effective person to get out the message. As...
  • Israel to Ease Gun Controls After Attack

    11/18/2014 5:27:37 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Newsmax, ^ | 18 Nov 2014
    Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defense after a deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said on Tuesday. "In the coming hours, I will ease restrictions on carrying weapons," he said in remarks broadcast on public radio, indicating it would apply to anyone with a license to carry a gun, such as private security guards and off-duty army officers. ... Aharonovitch did not elaborate, but it is believed that under the planned changes security personnel would be allowed to carry their arms even when off duty..
  • House takes up Lamar Smith’s ‘secret science’ bill; EBJ slams ‘insidious’ attack on EPA

    11/19/2014 3:55:39 PM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 13 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 19, 2014 1:21 pm | Michael Lindenberger
    WASHINGTON — Two of Texas’ most prominent members of Congress squared off moments ago on the House floor as members prepare to vote on a bill Republicans say will end the EPA’s reliance on scientific studies whose data aren’t fully available to the public. The Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 would require the Environmental Protection Agency to base its rules only on scientific studies whose data can be shared in sufficient details that other researchers can duplicate the research. A vote is expected within the hour, and this post will be updated with its results. The bill, should it...
  • UN: World not close to avoiding dangerous warming

    11/19/2014 3:17:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/19/14 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions. The report looks at the gap between what countries promise to do about carbon pollution and what scientists say needs to be done to prevent temperatures rising another two degrees. The two-degree level is a goal that world leaders set in 2009. "The time window (for reaching that goal) is closing, closing," said United Nations undersecretary for environment Achim Steiner. And the...
  • Haredim turn out to honor slain Druze policeman

    11/19/2014 3:06:54 PM PST · by af_vet_1981 · 8 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kobi Nachshoni
    Thousands of Israeli Druze and Jews grieve at funeral for policeman slain in terror attack Hundreds of people from Haredi sector respond to calls on social media to accompany Master Sergeant Zidan Saif on final journey: 'We won't be ungrateful, we will show out gratitude to those who sacrificed our lives for us'.
  • Don Lemon Drags CNN to New Depths -- But the EIB Network Will Not Go Down with Him

    11/19/2014 12:55:30 PM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 11-19-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you hear what happened with Don Lemon? You saw it? Yeah, and it is. And I'm wondering, you know, we -- (interruption) Who is saying "yes" to me? Snerdley? Don Lemon on CNN, this is the guy who asked a transportation expert if a black hole could have swallowed the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, a Boeing 777. He's back today, and he was discussing one of the women who was raped by Bill Cosby, allegedly assaulted by Bill Cosby. By the way, is anybody asking what is behind this? Why now, all of a sudden out of the...
  • GOP leaders warn 'impeachment' is a dirty word (Cornyn, Grahamnesty alert...)

    11/19/2014 12:12:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/19/14 | MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Senior Republicans worry that party could misplay hand on Obama’s immigration action Republican leaders, anticipating outrage from their base over President Barack Obama’s upcoming immigration move, have a message for their party: Don’t use the ‘I’ word. Senior House and Senate Republicans don’t want their rank-and-file to even raise the specter of impeaching Obama, fearing it would give Democrats a message to rally around as the president’s party is split over the hugely controversial move. Ahead of the upcoming announcement, top congressional Republicans are trying to find the right balance between expressing outrage and overreaching, hoping that the battle doesn’t...
  • Landrieu Can Still Save Face After Her Keystone XL Fiasco (Withdraw from runoff)

    11/19/2014 11:49:58 AM PST · by abb · 41 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 19, 2014 | Scott McKay
    There’s a very simple way for her to get beyond the embarrassment of yesterday’s failed vote to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, where 41 of her 54 Senate Democrat colleagues essentially flipped her the bird and voted against it despite being told ad nauseam that either they did so or they’d be consigning her to electoral demise in Louisiana’s Dec. 6 runoff. The answer is to get out of the race, and concede it to Bill Cassidy. The sooner the better. The fact is, the Keystone XL vote had very little to do with Landrieu’s electability. The idea that getting...
  • Democrats to unflinchingly back Obama on executive amnesty for illegal immigrants

    11/19/2014 11:35:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    As President Obama prepared to announce a new temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants, congressional Democratic leaders said Wednesday they back him, and said Republicans have themselves to blame for pushing the White House into the move. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Mr. Obama warned them for months that if they didn’t act, he would. “I’m glad,” Mr. Reid said on the Senate floor.
  • Obama immigration action "slap in the face," top GOP lawmakers say

    11/19/2014 11:35:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The top House Republicans who oversee immigration policy called President Obama’s expected action this week to grant temporary amnesty to illegal immigrants a “slap in the face to the American people and the Constitution” in a letter sent Wednesday.
  • Earnest: Gruber comments show Americans are tired of attacks on Obamacare

    11/19/2014 10:36:30 AM PST · by walford · 59 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    The White House is tired of hearing about Jonathan Gruber’s comments. Everyone is getting “pretty tired of relitigating” Gruber's comments — everyone except Republicans, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday. Gruber’s comments that the Affordable Care Act was passed because of the “stupidity” of the American voter is not shared by “anybody at the White House,” Earnest said, adding very few Americans are paying attention to the narrative. “Some Republicans are fanning the flames of those old political arguments because it's politically advantageous. It's easier for them to talk about six-to-eight-year-old videos than to talk about how the...
  • Two weeks after the election, five house seats remain undecided.

    11/19/2014 9:52:29 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 19 November 2014 | Election Command Center
    Five congressional seats in three states remain too close to call or undecided. They are: Arizona 2nd: GOP Challenger Martha McSally leads incumbent Ron Barber by 179 votes. California 7th: GOP Challenger Doug Ose leads incumbent Ami Bera by 530 votes. California 16th: GOP Challenger Johnny Tacherra leads incumbent Jim Costa by 741 votes. Louisiana 5th: Single Democrat candidate Jamie Mayo leads with 28% of the total, but has an uphill climb against a crowded GOP field who garnered 69%. The leader was Ralph Abraham with 23%, who seems all but certain to win the December 2nd run-off. Louisiana 6th:...
  • Obama to detail immigration order Thursday night

    11/19/2014 9:00:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama is expected to announce his executive order to grant legal status for millions of illegal immigrants in an address Thursday night, according to sources close to the administration. Mr. Obama will give a broad outline of his action Thursday and follow it up with a trip Friday to Las Vegas to provide more details. The White House would not confirm the report Wednesday morning, nor have Mr. Obama’s aides announced any travel plans for later this week. But a spokesman for the AFL-CIO inadvertently disclosed the tentative plans in an email Wednesday. “We hear there will be a...
  • Nevada has top share of unauthorized immigrants

    11/19/2014 7:27:21 AM PST · by redreno · 16 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | By MICHELLE RINDELS
    The number of immigrants who are in Nevada illegally dropped by about 20,000 people from 2009 to 2012. But Nevada still has the largest share of any state of unauthorized immigrants in its total population, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The study, released Tuesday, examines migration trends among the estimated 11.2 million people who were in the U.S. illegally in 2012. The overall number has held steady from 2009, but 14 states saw their unauthorized immigrant population decrease and seven saw it increase. While unauthorized immigrants accounted for 3.5 percent of the U.S. population of...
  • Obama Amnesty Edict Imminent

    11/19/2014 7:06:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-18-2014 | NEIL MUNRO
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest signaled Tuesday that the president’s amnesty for million of illegals will be announced very soon.He used his Nov. 18 press conference to sideline Democrats’ calls for a delay until the GOP leaders in the House finalize the 2015 budget.He also sketched his PR events for the Obama plan, which would invite more than 3 million of illegal immigrants, and up to 500,000 extra foreign professionals, to compete for jobs against blue-collar and white-collar Americans. The plan is so unpopular that Obama has delayed its announcement until after the November elections, in which numerous GOP candidates...