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  • Not-So-Favorite Son? Scott Walker Catches Jeb Bush in Florida in 2016 Poll

    03/05/2015 12:10:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | March 5, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    “Rubio is popular, but in his home state he is taking a back seat to Bush vs. Walker,” Kaplan said. “Even among Hispanics, Bush takes 24 percent, Walker 23 percent and Rubio, a Cuban-American, comes in third with 11 percent -- roughly his same level of support across the state’s Republicans in an open field.” A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is running in a dead heat with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Sunshine State as the 2016 presidential race looms. Gravis Marketing released its poll of Florida Republicans this week, which finds Bush ahead with...
  • GOP 2016: Scott Walker Has the Lead, Jeb Bush Has the Money

    03/05/2015 11:45:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    "......Bush, the son and brother of two former GOP presidents and a strong favorite of businesspeople and other establishment Republicans, was both cheered and booed during his speech at CPAC. He used that platform to defend his more controversial stands on immigration reform and on the Common Core educational standards. While Walker finished well ahead of Bush in CPAC’s presidential straw poll, 21 percent to 8 percent, Bush is scoring big where it counts a lot more – raising campaign funds in the early going. Although he has yet to formally announce a candidacy, Bush is on target to raise...
  • Hillary Clinton's stumbles fuel Democratic critics - "Always another shoe to drop"

    03/05/2015 11:05:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | March 5, 2015 | Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN)The Democratic Party's anybody-but-Hillary wing is fired up. A string of damaging stories about Hillary Clinton's activities as Secretary of State -- including the new controversy surrounding her email habits -- are giving fresh ammo to Clinton skeptics who have grown resigned lately to the idea of a Democratic coronation instead of a genuine, competitive primary. Now, those Democrats clamoring for a Clinton alternative are once again speaking up about the need for a primary that will, at the very least, serve as a vetting process and prepare Clinton for the general election..... [SNIP] ....While many Democrats are still...
  • From Belgium to Syria and back: How an altar boy became an ISIL adherent

    03/05/2015 10:33:38 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 4 replies
    AlGoreJazeera ^ | March 5, 2015 | Lisa De Bode
    ANTWERP, Belgium — If the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant preaches the truth, why do most Muslims oppose it? “Because most Muslims go to hell,” answered the young man wearing a black hoodie adorned with a Kalashnikov and ISIL’s logo. “The hadith are clear. For every 1,000 [Muslims], 999 will enter hellfire.” Michael “Younes” Delefortrie, 26, a former Catholic altar boy from a diverse Antwerp suburb, was convicted last month of belonging to a terrorist organization in a trial of 46 members of Sharia4Belgium, a group accused of recruiting young Belgians to fight in Syria. Sentenced to three...
  • Awkward Petraeus precedent as Hillary may face criminal liability over her secret email system

    03/05/2015 8:34:29 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 5, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It must have seemed like a good idea at the time to prosecute General David Petraeus over mishandling of classified material. But that was before it came to light that Hillary Clinton did not bother with an official and secure State Department email account, instead preferring to use a private server under her own control that lacked the kind of security measures in place at the state.gov domain. Now, explicit comparisons of the two former officials are being drawn.
  • Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

    03/04/2015 5:13:02 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    ap ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    GOP Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma .. said he doesn't think relying heavily on Democratic votes is a "new normal." But he conceded the Republican-led Congress faces even tougher choices ahead, including another debt limit showdown this year, in which scores of conservatives are unlikely to help. ... Tuesday's vote was perhaps the final coffin nail in the "Hastert Rule," promulgated by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. He said a speaker should not allow votes on major bills opposed by most of his caucus. More than two-thirds of House Republicans voted against the DHS bill Boehner offered Tuesday.
  • Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors

    03/05/2015 5:40:28 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 5, 2015 | Lachan Markey
    Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy. Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company.
  • AMERICANS AT RHINE NEAR 2 DUISBURG BRIDGES; 2 MILES FROM COLOGNE, THEY NEARLY RING CITY (3/5/45)

    03/05/2015 4:16:01 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/5/45 | Clifton Daniel, Richard J.H. Johnston, John MacCormac, Harold Callender, Bruce Rae, George E. Jones
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  • Poll: Walker and Bush lead crowded GOP field

    03/05/2015 3:59:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Politico | March 5, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush head a crowded field of prospective Republican presidential candidates in the latest national poll released Thursday. Walker, the Wisconsin governor, polls at 18 percent, and Bush, the former Florida governor, is at 16 percent. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 8 percent each; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 7 percent; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 6 percent each; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 5 percent; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 2 percent; and South Carolina Sen....
  • Wisconsin close to becoming 25th right-to-work state

    03/05/2015 2:57:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Huron Daily Tribune ^ | March 5, 2015
    ".....Economists and others who study the issue say it's too soon to draw conclusions from either state about what effect right-to-work is having.But that hasn't stopped proponents from pointing to job growth in Indiana, and detractors highlighting union membership slides in Michigan,as possible outcomes headed Wisconsin's way.Under right-to-work,private-sector businesses cannot enter labor contracts that require workers to pay union dues. Supporters say that it's about worker freedom and that right-to-work will make Wisconsin more attractive to businesses looking to move in or expand.But opponents say the goal is to destroy unions,which they argue will hurt the economy,lower wages and endanger...
  • Imam Who Said Ayaan Hirsi Deserved Death Was Hired By DOJ To Teach Muslim Classes To Fed Prisoners

    03/04/2015 12:19:24 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    daily caller ^ | 03/03/2015 | Chuck Ross
    An Egyptian-born imam who in 2007 said that Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali should receive the death penalty for her criticism of Islam is now a Department of Justice contractor hired to teach classes to Muslims who are in federal prison. According to federal spending records, Fouad ElBayly, the imam at Islamic Center of Johnstown in Pennsylvania, was contracted by the DOJ’s Bureau of Prisons beginning last year to teach the classes to Muslim inmates at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md. The records show that ElBayly has two contracts worth $12,900 to teach the classes and to provide...
  • How American Homeschoolers Measure Up

    03/04/2015 9:41:27 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 37 replies
    Source: TopMastersInEducation.com
  • Former Clinton Spokesman Denies Using Private Email Account

    03/04/2015 9:28:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 4, 2015 | CJ Ciaramella
    A former State Department spokesman for Hillary Clinton denied using a private email address to conduct official government business in a lengthy email barrage that began Tuesday night and continued Wednesday. *SNIP* Clinton has been embroiled in a public records controversy since Monday, when the New York Times reported that she exclusively used a private email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department, a possible violation of federal records law and clearly at odds President Obama’s much-touted transparency directives.
  • Walker says he'll sign 20-week abortion ban

    03/04/2015 5:38:33 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/4/2015 | By Cameron Joseph
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to sign a Wisconsin bill banning abortions after 20 weeks and supports similar legislation at the federal level, he says in an open letter, a shift from his refusal to discuss the matter before his 2014 reelection. "As the Wisconsin legislature moves forward in the coming session, further protections for mother and child are likely to come to my desk in the form of a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. I will sign that bill when it gets to my desk and support similar legislation on the federal level," Walker writes to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 05 March 2015

    03/04/2015 5:30:34 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 100 replies
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  • Is Violence a Core Teaching in Islam?

    03/04/2015 5:30:32 PM PST · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Understandingthethreat.com ^ | 20 January 15 | John Gunadolo
    If the recent events of the past 14 years have not brought clarity to understanding the core teachings of Islam are the sole reason the West is facing the warfare we are from so many different directions, then you may be incapable of reasonable and rational thought. Since two Muslims killed a dozen people at the media outlet Charlie Hebdo in France, Muslims all over the world are holding massive protests. For the victims? No. They are protesting their “outrage” over the cartoons. In a sane society, a group of people who barbarically brutalize decent society would not be able...
  • Neo-Nazis plan return to Toledo for demonstration: Black leaders urge avoiding April 18 rally

    03/04/2015 4:41:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ryan Dunn and Lauren Lindstrom
    The National Socialist Movement has scheduled an April 18 return to Toledo, nearly a decade after a planned rally ignited rioting in the city. The neo-Nazi group’s Oct. 15, 2005, demonstration preceded a riot and the arrest of more than 100 people. Angry crowds attacked emergency workers, burned down a bar, and looted two convenience stores. Next month’s rally is planned for 3:30 p.m. outside One Government Center, said Dan Donaldson, 36, of the Toledo area. Mr. Donaldson is the movement’s regional director representing Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia. “There is somebody out there for white people’s interests and...
  • Colleges using coffers for financial aid to illegal immigrants stirs debate on immigration reform

    03/01/2015 6:33:56 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 01, 2015
    Several U.S. colleges are giving financial aid directly to students who are young illegal immigrants, extending the debate about helping people in the United States illegally at the expense of Americans who are in need of similar opportunities. Such opportunities have opened up since resident Obama's 2012 executive action that deferred deportation to millions of young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. However, they still are largely ineligible for state or federal student aid. ... This policy not only encourages new illegal immigration, but comes at the expense of the college dreams of young Americans," Stephen Miller,...
  • Martin O'Malley sticks with Plan A: try to upend Hillary Clinton

    03/04/2015 1:28:23 PM PST · by McGruff · 32 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 3, 2015 | Linda Feldmann, Staff writer
    Former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) of Maryland isn’t running for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D), who is retiring at the end of her term. Mr. O’Malley, it appears, is keeping his eyes on the prize: the presidency. O’Malley has been quietly preparing for months to run for president, despite the appearance that Hillary Rodham Clinton has the Democratic nomination all but locked up, without even having announced.
  • Scott Walker Comes Out Against Boehner’s And McConnell’s Deal With Dems To Fund Obama’s Amnesty

    03/04/2015 1:04:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | March 4, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a frontrunner in many 2016 GOP presidential polls in recent weeks, has come out swinging against the deal House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just cut with congressional Democrats to fund President Obama’s executive amnesty. The basis of his opposition to the deal is twofold. First, he doesn’t agree with the way it surrenders Congress’ power of the purse to Obama through at least the end of September, the current fiscal year. Second, Walker is furious that Democrats who publicly stated many times they opposed the president’s actions didn’t follow through and...
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/04/2015 8:09:54 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/04/2015 | CBS New York
    New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. “We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students,” said Farina. De Blasio said the change means that Muslim families won’t be forced to choose between observing the holidays and sending their kids to school....
  • Obama wins Keystone vote as Senate fails to overcome veto

    03/04/2015 12:22:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate upheld President Obama’s first veto of the new Congress on Wednesday, dooming for the foreseeable future any chance of constructing the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Canada to the U.S. The vote was seen as a key early test of Democrats’ willingness to defend their lame-duck party leader, and Mr. Obama passed that test easily, with the Senate falling four shy of the two-thirds supermajority needed to overturn the veto. “This is going to come back,” said Sen. Joe Manchin III, a West Virginia Democrat who did break with Mr. Obama and said eventually the...
  • Walker surging in North Carolina [up 10 points since last poll]

    03/04/2015 11:47:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll provides just the latest evidence of a Scott Walker surge among GOP voters. Walker leads the Republican field in the state with 24% to 17% for Jeb Bush, 15% for Mike Huckabee, and 12% for Ben Carson. PPP has now had three polls in a row- this one in North Carolina, one two weeks ago nationally, and one three weeks ago in South Carolina- where Walker, Bush, Huckabee, and Carson have all hit double digits while none of the rest of the GOP contenders have. For the time that quartet seems to be the top...
  • Argument analysis: Setting up the private debate on the ACA [SCOTUS]

    03/04/2015 10:55:22 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 19 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 03/04/2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Analysis One of the most important functions of oral argument in the Supreme Court is that it can strongly shape the next round: the private deliberations among the nine Justices as they start work on a decision.  The much-awaited hearing Wednesday on the stiff new challenge to the Affordable Care Act strongly suggested that Topic A in private could well be: how bad will we make things if we rule against the government? Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who seemed decidedly more sympathetic to the government than might have been expected, worried over a constitutional blow against the states.  But even the two Justices...
  • Iranian-backed Shiite militias lead Iraq’s fight to retake Tikrit

    03/04/2015 10:30:06 AM PST · by mojito · 4 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | 3/4/2015 | Caleb Weiss and Bill Roggio
    The Iraqi Security Forces, supported by several Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters, have launched an offensive to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State, which has held the central Iraqi city since June 2014. Massive columns of Shiite militas, including some groups that are listed by the US as Foreign Terrorist Organizations, have been leading the fight in Tikrit. The operation, which involves more than thirty thousand Iraqi security personnel and militia forces, started on the morning of March 2. According to Al Jazeera, Iraqi forces and allied militias attacked the city from three sides while Iraqi aviation launched...
  • Defense secretary: ‘Mistake’ to have ‘blurted out’ Mosul offensive plans

    03/04/2015 9:40:31 AM PST · by McGruff · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 04, 2015
    The new leader of America's military admitted it was a "mistake" for an officer to have "blurted out" plans for an Iraqi-led ground offensive in Mosul during a recent media briefing. That highly unusual briefing, in which an officer revealed the U.S. wanted the Iraqis to launch the offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State in April or May, raised concerns over the level of detail provided -- and also was criticized as giving inaccurate information.
  • Widow of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev may face charges for attack: report

    03/04/2015 9:14:19 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    The trial for the Boston Marathon bombing might become a family affair. Katherine Russell, the widow of slain suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, could face criminal charges for the April 2013 terror attack, ABC News reported. Police reportedly believe that Russell knew about the havoc Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokar, planned for the marathon, and failed to let authorities know about it. Dzhokar Tsarnaev is currently on trial for the attack.
  • In U.S.-Israel dispute over Iran, Elie Wiesel emerges as unlikely protagonist

    03/04/2015 7:36:26 AM PST · by azkathy · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/03/15 | Juliet Eilperin
    In the U.S.-Israel dispute over Iran's nuclear program, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has emerged as an unlikely protagonist -- siding with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rather than President Obama. In his joint address to Congress, Netanyahu made a point of recognizing the 86-year old Wiesel, who sat in the Speaker's Box with the prime minister's wife, Sara. With us today is Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel." "Elie, your life and work inspires to give meaning to the words, 'never again,'" he added, as lawmakers gave Wiesel a standing ovation. "And I wish I...
  • NR’s Charles Cooke on Hillary’s homebrew server: ‘This was premeditated and it was corrupt’

    03/04/2015 5:02:50 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | Charles Cooke
    Hillary Clinton used a homebrew server to conduct official State Department business. National Review writer Charles Cooke doesn’t seem to think what Mrs. Clinton did is “cool” or “badass.”
  • Some 12,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine supporting rebels: U.S. commander

    03/04/2015 3:38:38 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 8 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 3 Mar 15 | Unknown
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. military estimates around 12,000 Russian soldiers are supporting pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Army Europe Commander Ben Hodges said on Tuesday. The Russian forces are made up of military advisers, weapons operators and combat troops, Hodges said in a speech in Berlin, adding that a further 29,000 soldiers were stationed in the Crimea peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year. In addition, 50,000 troops are positioned on the Russian side of the border with Ukraine in case the separatists suffer a severe setback and the Ukrainian army gains the upper hand, Hodges said.
  • Poll: Scott Walker Pulls Even with Jeb Bush in Florida

    03/04/2015 4:44:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | Howie Carr
    BOSTON – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has closed to within one point of favorite son former Gov. John Ellis (“Jeb”) Bush in Bush’s home state of Florida, according to a new poll of GOP voters in the Sunshine State. Bush leads Walker, 23-22, in a poll this week of 508 Florida Republicans by Gravis Insights, a Florida-based non-partisan research firm. The poll was conducted for the Howie Carr radio show. In third place was another favorite son, FL Sen. Marco Rubio, with 11 percent. Former AR Gov. Mike Huckabee had 10 percent, ahead of retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson with...
  • NINTH ARMY AND CANADIANS JOIN NEAR RHINE; NAVY SHELLS ISLAND 450 MILES FROM JAPAN (3/4/45)

    03/04/2015 4:18:16 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 51 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/4/45 | Gladwin Hill, George Axelsson, Warren Moscow, Bruce Rae, George E. Jones, Charles Hurd, more
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE26 27 28 29 30 31 32 THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW33 34
  • Gov. Scott Walker on Discerning God’s Will

    03/04/2015 1:49:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | March 3, 2015 | Warren Cole Smith, World News Service
    This week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker moved closer to a 2016 White House run by hiring more key staffers. A pair of Washington veterans have signed on to help coordinate the governor’s foreign and domestic policy. He also added more political staff this past week in New Hampshire. On Monday, Walker spoke at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, where I caught up with him and asked about his pro-life views and the college degree he never got. You said you haven’t yet decided whether to run for president. What’s going to help you make that decision? I think getting around...
  • Rasmussen: Scott Walker a Contender vs. Hillary Clinton

    03/04/2015 1:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s numbers and name recognition climbing, Rasmussen Reports is out with a new poll that has him giving “likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a run for her money,” now that Walker is seen as at the head of the GOP pack of potential candidates. Forty-six percent (46%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for Clinton in a matchup with Walker if the 2016 presidential contest were held today. But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that nearly as many (41%) would choose Walker instead. Eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate, while...
  • [Texas] Senate school agenda vexes teacher groups

    03/03/2015 10:56:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 3, 2015 | Lauren McGaughy
    <p>AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled key portions of the upper chamber's education agenda on Tuesday, reviving proposals long unpopular with teacher groups that Patrick said would empower parents and help students leave poor-performing schools.</p> <p>"We'll be talking about school choice and pre-K at a later date," Patrick said at a morning press conference in the Capitol, flanked by members of the Senate Committee on Education. "But reforming education is more than a single shot. It is a comprehensive plan that takes in every area of the state, takes in every student, every parent and every teacher."</p>
  • One Thing That Might Surprise You About Hillary Clinton

    03/03/2015 6:53:28 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Benjamin Bell
    Covering Clinton, what is one thing that has surprised you about her? Amy Chozick: Hmm. She likes to drink. We were on the campaign trail in 2008 and the press thought she was just taking shots to pander to voters in Pennsylvania. Um, no.
  • USCIS Officials Reveal Feds Processed 7 Million Immigration-Related Applications in One Year

    03/03/2015 6:30:09 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Tony Lee
    On Tuesday, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials revealed that the agency processed nearly seven million immigration-related applications in just one year alone (fiscal year 2014). Because the agency does not have the resources to conduct in-person interviews with every applicant, officials noted that applicants for President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) program did not have to go though face-to-face interviews before being granted temporary amnesty. Potential applicants for President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty program for the illegal immigrant parents of U.S. citizens will also not be given in-person interviews if the federal government is allowed...
  • My Son is ‘a Dog, An Animal, a Terrorist’: Father of ‘Jihadi John’

    03/03/2015 6:02:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 3, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The father of Jihadi John is “ashamed” of his maniacal son — describing him as a “dog, an animal and a terrorist” who he hoped “would be killed” after fleeing to Syria, a co-worker said. Abu Meshaal, who works with Jassem Emwazi as a storekeeper in Kuwait, told the Telegraph that he received a phone call Monday from his colleague in which he condemned the ISIS savagery committed by his son, Mohammed.
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Are You Addicted To The Internet Quiz - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    03/03/2015 6:00:05 PM PST · by LUV W · 108 replies
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  • Source: Top Clinton Aides Used Secret Email Accounts at State Dept. (Reines & Mrs. Weiner)

    03/03/2015 5:58:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
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  • Mystery $55 billion Air Force Program Sparks Debate on Cost

    03/03/2015 3:43:50 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2015 | Staff
    The U.S. Air Force's secret program to develop as many as 100 next-generation bombers that can stealthily strike any target in the world has some experts calling the $550 million per plane price tag laughable. *SNIP* Another critic compared the initiative to the costly B-2 program, which was eventually slashed, and said the cost estimate is "as close to meaningless numbers can be." *SNIP* The Post reported that the Air Force intends on the plane taking its first stealth flight in the mid-2020s. . "I think the long-range strike bomber is absolutely essential to keep our deterrent edge as we...
  • US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

    03/03/2015 2:26:05 PM PST · by BeauBo · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 3 March 2015 | JONATHAN FAHEY
    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, the Energy Department reported last week.
  • Latest Scott Walker Scandal: His Spokeswomen Are WAY TOO HOT

    03/03/2015 12:42:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    DC - The Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2015 | Eric Owens
    The crusade to find some scandal — any scandal — to sink 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Scott Walker officially jumped the shark on Monday when a deeply concerned American suggested that the Wisconsin governor’s spokeswomen are problematically attractive. Isthmus, an alternative weekly newspaper out of Madison, raised the allegation in Tell All, a regular advice column. “Dear Tell All,” troubled reader Kate Mallet wrote, “I can’t help noticing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker picks beautiful young women to be the spokespeople for his administration and his campaigns.”
  • Poll: Walker Closing in on Hillary

    03/03/2015 11:08:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | March 3, 2015 | Andrew Johnson
    He’s emerged as one of the leading contenders in recent weeks, and now a new Rasmussen poll shows that Scott Walker has the best chance of any of the potential Republican candidates against Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match-up. After a strong few weeks, including finishing second in the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll over the weekend, the Wisconsin governor is within striking distance of Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee. The survey found that 46 percent of likely voters supported Clinton, while 41 percent backed Walker. Supporters of neither candidate received 8 percent, with the remaining 6 percent undecided....
  • IRS Defends Giving Refunds to Illegal Immigrants (Tax Laws are for Congress, not the Dictator)

    03/03/2015 9:20:58 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/3/2015 | Greta Van Susteren
    In a letter to Congress, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen defended the decision to allow illegal immigrants to get refunds from the agency. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) went “On The Record” tonight to explain that illegal immigrants who get a social security number can go back and apply for a refund through the earned income tax credit. He said this is due to President Barack Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration, calling it unconstitutional and unfair. “It’s unfair to taxpayers that noncitizen illegals are gonna get this bonus that
  • Scott Walker signals support for eliminating 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases

    03/03/2015 7:27:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | March 3, 2015 | Matthew DeFour
    Gov. Scott Walker is offering support for a bill that would eliminate Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases, saying he wants the state “to be a leader” on the issue. “We’ve gone big and bold with a lot of issues. That’s one of those where with new technology, we want to make sure the bad guys don’t get firearms, and the good guys do,” Walker told the National Rifle Association’s news network during an interview Friday at a conservative political conference outside Washington, D.C. Walker said in the interview “we’ve been the leader when it comes to freedom over...
  • Boehner Caves, Aims Now To Support Obama’s Executive Amnesty With Tax Dollars

    03/03/2015 7:09:03 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    As expected, Speaker John Boehner has caved and now will support President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. On Tuesday, Boehner plans to bring to the floor of the House of Representatives a bill that funds Obama’s amnesty in its entirety for the rest of the fiscal year.
  • Ben Carson creates committee to explore presidential bid: WSJ

    03/03/2015 6:55:45 AM PST · by mac_truck · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3 2015 | Staff
    Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. With the exploratory committee, Carson can raise money that he can transfer to his campaign once it begins, the Journal said. He has made a number of hires lately, including a national finance director and aides in several early voting states, Giles said, adding that the campaign would soon announce more "major players," who will join Carson's team, the newspaper said. Carson, a former neurosurgeon at Maryland-based...
  • BLM Officer Mistaken for Man Impersonating Police Officer ( Arizona )

    03/02/2015 5:06:09 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Tombstone News ^ | Feb 06, 2015 | Meredith Stahler
    According to findings from The Tombstone Marshal’s Office (TMO), a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officer was mistaken for a man impersonating an officer.. On January 28th, while traveling east on Charleston Road, a sixteen year old driver reported to the Tombstone Marshal’s Office that she observed a male driver in a white truck look at her as he passed and then turned around and begin travelling eastbound behind her before pulling her over with emergency lights flashing on the dashboard. The female advised that she pulled to the side road and the male exited his vehicle and approached her...
  • Bank Records Reveal the Saudi Millions Behind the Boston Marathon Bombers' Mosque

    03/03/2015 6:47:21 AM PST · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    APT ^ | 1 March 15 | ILYA FEOKTISTOV
    The Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), whose Cambridge mosque the Boston Marathon bombers attended during their increasing radicalization, was in large part established with money from Saudi Arabian elites. Indeed, former Saudi Minister of Petroleum Zaki Yamani gave the keynote speech at the celebration marking the transfer of public City of Boston land to the ISB for less than 10% of its market value to build the ISBCC mega-mosque. Now, for the first time, Americans for Peace and Tolerance is making publicly available the names of wealthy Saudi and Gulf sources who together paid for over $8.6 million of the...