Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $54,920
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 62%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Keyword: february

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • February 2018 NICS Background Checks Second Highest on Record

    03/30/2018 1:08:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    February of 2018 has National Instant background Check System (NICS) numbers a little higher than February of last year. 2017 was the second highest year on record for NICS checks. There were 2,333,193 checks done in February of 2018. That is 104.4% of the 2,234,817 checks done in February of 2017. February 2018 is the second highest February of NICS checks on record. The highest was in February, 2013, when severe infringements on gun purchases seemed likely under the Obama administration. In 2013, it was fear that pressure from President Obama and a Republican Congress fearful of the intense...
  • 105 terrorists killed in Egypt's 'Operation Sinai 2018'

    03/08/2018 11:03:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/18 | Elad Benari
    Egyptian soldiers and police personnel operating in the Sinai Peninsula have killed 105 terrorists since the start of an operation in February, a spokesman for the Egyptian army said Thursday, according to the Al-Ahram newspaper. The spokesman, Tamer Al-Rifai, said that the forces are performing their duties “with high morale”, adding that there is no time limit on the operation and it will conclude when it achieves its goals. Operation Sinai 2018 was launched on February 9 in the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt has been fighting an Islamic State (ISIS) insurgency for several years. Most of the attacks in the...
  • Steve Bannon Was Fired in February

    08/20/2017 3:40:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 08/18/17 | Marcus Calpurnius Flamma
    For all their faults, Democrats have always been far more astute at the long game. Sadly, Steve Bannon was effectively fired in February. Bannon’s long road to exile began on December 29 last year, when Michael Flynn had an innocuous conversation with the Russian ambassador eavesdropped on and unmasked by Obama officials. After leaks to the Washington Post (probably from the recently fired Sally Yates or her cohort), Flynn resigned as National Security Advisor. Trump needed to fill the position quickly, with someone Democrats calling for Flynn’s scalp wouldn’t object to. He reached into the swamp, and pulled out Army...
  • Meet the dashing doctor boyfriend supporting Leo Varadkar in his Fine Gael leadership bid

    06/03/2017 5:35:31 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 15 replies
    Meet Dr Matt Barrett - the rock behind Leo Varadkar as he strives to become leader of Fine Gael. Although the pair have been an item for the last 18 months, they have so far shunned the spotlight - although that could change should Mr Varadkar become Taoiseach. The couple have holidayed together, met each other's families and even shared a joint birthday bash. As chaos continues within the Government about Enda Kenny's resignation as Taoiseach, attention has turned to Mr Varadkar as a future leader. As tensions rise, Mr Vardkar is seen to have a strong partner by his...
  • US factory production rose for 6th straight time in February

    03/17/2017 7:43:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 2017 9:34 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    U.S. factories cranked out more autos, steel and computers in February, the sixth straight monthly increase in manufacturing output. Factory production rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent last month from January, the Federal Reserve said Friday. That followed another 0.5 percent gain the previous month. Factories are benefiting from greater consumer and business optimism since last fall’s presidential election. Companies are spending more on big-ticket items such as industrial machinery, and Americans are buying cars at near-record levels. Overseas growth has spurred more exports. Mining output rose 2.7 percent in February, spurred partly by more oil and gas drilling. Utility...
  • February: Annual White America Sucks Month

    02/11/2015 7:27:25 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Bashing white America and stirring the pot of racial discord has become in vogue all year round. But every February, the usual suspects (race profiteers and America haters) use Black History Month to double down on their rhetoric. Their operatives who control our public schools lay guilt trips on white students for being white while teaching blacks kids to feel victimized and resentful. White America is once again beat over the head with slavery as liberals argue the need for federal government payback (reparations). In a nutshell, the Left's annual message is America is still racist and owes blacks, big...
  • Obama warns that sequester could derail February jobs surge (Commiecare™ not mentioned)

    03/10/2013 1:56:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/09/13 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama warned Saturday that automatic spending cuts known as the sequester threaten to stifle the surge in job growth the nation saw in February. Switching from the adversarial tone he has used to pressure Republican leaders in recent weeks, the president appealed to what he called the vision both parties share for the country. “As Democrats and Republicans, we may disagree on the best way to achieve our goals, but I’m confident we can agree on what those goals should be,” Obama said in his weekly address. He cited a vibrant middle class, an education system that gives more...
  • Wal-Mart shares tumble on report of weak February sales

    02/15/2013 1:19:31 PM PST · by mykroar · 43 replies ^ | 2/15/2013 | Reuters
    Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) fell 3 percent on Friday after Bloomberg quoted a mid-level executive's email as saying the world's largest retailer had the worst sales start to any month in seven years in February. Wal-Mart executives blamed the poor sales performance on increased payroll taxes as well as delayed tax returns, Bloomberg said. Higher payroll taxes this year are seen as a potential problem for Wal-Mart and other discount retailers that try to attract lower-income customers who have less disposable income. "In case you haven't seen a sales report these days, February (month-to-date) sales are a total...
  • All history is black history

    02/29/2012 8:39:22 AM PST · by combat_boots · 54 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 2/29/2012 | Mark LeVine, UC Irvine
    Why Black History Month? If a people has a past worth learning about, they also must have a future worth caring about. Irvine, CA - When I was a child, Black History Month, which since 1976 has been celebrated in February each year in the United States, used to mean something. Perhaps it was because I lived in the New York Metropolitan area in the still race-conscious 1970s and 1980s, but during February it was hard not to get at least a hint of an education about African American history and its contribution to the larger American mosaic, whether it...
  • Food prices increase 3.9% in February, highest jump in 36 years

    03/16/2011 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/16/11 | Ed Morrissey
    If grocery bills seem higher, you’re not imagining things. Thanks mostly to a sharp increase in fuel prices, the cost of food rose faster in February than in any month since November 1974 — not coincidentally, during a previous energy crisis: Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years. Excluding those volatile categories, inflation was tame. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the Producer Price Index rose a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent in February — double the 0.8 percent rise in...
  • Budget deficit hits record $222.5 billion in February

    03/10/2011 11:27:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/10/11 | David Lawder - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government posted a record monthly budget deficit of $222.5 billion in February as spending growth outstripped revenue gains that were crimped by tax cuts enacted late last year, the Treasury Department reported on Thursday. The budget gap for February -- typically a large deficit month -- beat the previous record of $220.91 billion set in February 2010. But it came in under the consensus forecast of a $227.5 billion gap from analysts polled by Reuters.
  • The $223 Billion February Deficit in Perspective

    03/08/2011 3:08:48 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | March 08, 2011 | Yossi Gestetner
    The Washington Times reports that the federal deficit for February 2011, was approximately $223 billion. No I didn't write 2.23 billion dollars. It is $223 billion; a record for one month. Here is some context: "•Dividing the $223 billion in the 28 days of February amounts to $7.9 billion in new debt per day. •Republicans are trying to cut spending by $60 billion for the remaining seven months of the current budget year. This is $8.57 billion in cuts per each month. No, not per day. $8.57 per month. •The $4 billion in "cuts" that Republicans won last week, is...
  • Sarah Palin: Roar and Response

    02/09/2011 7:29:46 PM PST · by curth · 9 replies · 1+ views
    A Time For Choosing ^ | 2/9/2011 | Gary P Jackson
    We came across this video from PassCode Creative, showcasing the work they did for Sarah Palin and SarahPAC. It’s a web ad touting their work, and highlighting the media reaction to those effective videos they produced. We thought readers would enjoy it because it’s high energy and exciting. Plus it’s fun to see the left wing pundits admit just how great [and effective] those SarahPAC videos are!
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2011

    01/31/2011 9:40:23 PM PST · by JustAmy · 2,914 replies
    2-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Calling All Americans! Help iOTW Celebrate “All Palin February”!!!!!!!

    01/24/2011 8:49:28 PM PST · by curth · 4 replies
    i Own The World ^ | 1/24/2911 | Ginger
    Send In Your Submissions Today! “All Palin February” It’s About All Of Us! Once again, Sarah Palin’s Left Base has come through in helping conservatives get the Palin message out. In response to Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank’s suggestion of a moratorium on media Palin stories for the month of February, we came up with a little idea of our own! “All Palin February” We here at iOTW will have at least one Sarah Palin item a day throughout the entire month of February, but we need your help. So, send in your favorite Palin stories, quotes, pictures, poems, etc.,...
  • Rep. McDermott tries to sneak anti-CIA amendment into bill in the dead of night (McD, anti-American)

    02/26/2010 11:04:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 776+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Liberal Democrats may tout openness, reform and transparency on the campaign trail but those promises never seem to make it past the Beltway when they return to Washington. In one of the more egregious examples of this truism, one needs to look no further than the efforts by Representative Jim McDermott (D-Washington) to pull a fast one and slip into the intelligence budget a provision that, in a backdoor way, impose fines and prison terms on intelligence officers who "abuse" captured terrorism suspects. The House Democratic leadership stopped a vote Thursday night on the $50 billion classified intelligence budget after...
  • Documents confirm White House pushing pro-union contracting policies

    02/23/2010 1:41:26 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 37 replies · 2,763+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/23/10 at 3:53 pm | Gautham Nagesh
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller confirm the White House is seriously considering adopting a series of proposals that would favor unionized companies bidding on federal contracts. The documents acknowledge the proposals are likely to increase the cost of government contracting and the size of the bureaucracy. The proposals, collectively known as “High Road Contracting Policy,” were first reported earlier this month. The basic elements of the policy would give preference to companies bidding on federal contracts that pay their hourly workers a “living wage” and provide health insurance, employer-funded pension plans and paid sick days. Following the report Republicans...
  • Mark Levin: I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he

    02/21/2010 1:14:06 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 1,266 replies · 15,623+ views
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | February 21, 2010 | Mark R. Levin
    I was invited to be the opening speaker at Saturday's CPAC session. I had accepted but then, to my amazement, I learned that the John Birch Society would be one of many co-sponsors. This takes the big-tent idea many steps too far for me. So, I withdrew. Apparently, others were not so moved. That's fine. But it wasn't for me. Bill Buckley and Barry Goldwater, among others, chased the Birchers from the movement decades ago. And they're not a part of the movement. So, to give them a booth at CPAC was boneheaded. I want to commend Bill Bennett for...
  • Hypocrite Harry Reid’s Filibuster Flip Flop

    02/20/2010 1:02:46 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 37 replies · 3,087+ views
    Hypocrite Harry Reid’s Filibuster Flip Flop Breitbart.TV and NEN
  • Snowmageddon could cost up to 150,000 jobs in February

    02/12/2010 7:57:25 AM PST · by algernonpj · 22 replies · 515+ views ^ | February 11, 2010 | Chavon Sutton
    This month's blizzards are battering jobs. ... both people who have jobs and those who were set to start new positions couldn't get to work because of the weather. As a result, they'll file for unemployment benefits. ...