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  • Tunisia attack: Profile of gunman Seifeddine Rezgui

    06/30/2015 5:45:26 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 June 2015
    Tunisian student Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a tourist beach leaving at least 38 people dead. But the people who knew him told the BBC he was polite, never swore, never fought and liked breakdancing. In the midday sun, Seifeddine Rezgui pulled a Kalashnikov from a parasol and opened fire on the beach, sending holidaymakers fleeing for their lives. He threw explosives at the pool area before continuing inside the Imperial Marhaba hotel. Rezgui was not previously known to the security services. But Islamic State (IS), which said it was behind the attack, referred to him by a nom de...
  • Yemen conflict: 'More than 1,000' prisoners escape

    06/30/2015 5:29:50 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/30/15
    About 1,200 prisoners, including al-Qaeda suspects, have escaped from a prison in central Yemen, officials say. There were clashes at the prison in the central town of Taiz ahead of the break-out.
  • 4th of July Fireworks Spectaculars Causing Huge Spikes In Dangerous Air Pollution (US under attack!)

    06/30/2015 1:32:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 42 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 11:14 AM CST | Lindsay Abrams
    The most important lesson you learn on the environment beat is that nearly everything we humans do has consequences, oftentimes dangerous ones. And according to a new study from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that includes celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks displays, which cause levels of harmful particle pollution to spike significantly each July 4th. The researchers are pretty confident about this one: they used observations taken from 315 air quality monitoring sites around the U.S. between 1999 and 2013. Without fail, they found that from around 9 to 10 p.m. each Independence Day, concentrations of...
  • 10 Commandments statue must be removed from state Capitol, Oklahoma Supreme Court rules

    06/30/2015 11:30:57 AM PDT · by mojito · 45 replies
    KOCO ^ | 6/30/2015 | Unattributed
    Oklahoma's Supreme Court says the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol must be removed because it indirectly benefits the Jewish and Christian faiths in violation of the state's constitution. The court ruled Tuesday that the Oklahoma Constitution bans using public property to benefit a religion, and said the Ten Commandments are "obviously religious in nature." Attorney General Scott Pruitt argued that the monument is nearly identical to a Texas monument that was found constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Oklahoma justices said the local monument violates Oklahoma's constitution. Private funds were used to erect the monument in 2012. Since...
  • Court (F.I.S.C.) rules NSA can resume bulk collection of phone records: NY Times

    06/30/2015 11:19:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/30/15 | Eric Beech
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled the National Security Agency may temporarily resume its bulk collection of Americans' domestic phone call records, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The program lapsed on June 1, when Section 215 of the Patriot Act expired. Congress revived that provision the following day with a bill called the Freedom Act, which said the provision could only be used for bulk collection for six months.
  • The Islamic State of Iran - like ISIS. Just much bigger. (Israel releases video to mark deadline)

    06/30/2015 10:32:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Today, 10:00 AM | IsraeliPM
    The Islamic State of Iran - like ISIS. Just much bigger.
  • At least 49 dead after military plane crashes in Indonesian city

    06/30/2015 4:54:14 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/30/15
    At least 49 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in Medan, Indonesia,... -excerpt- the C-130 Hercules took off from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport on Tuesday with about 113 people on board, but it's not clear how many people were on the plane when it crashed. It made two stops along the way -- in Pekanbaru and Dumai.
  • Six predominately black Southern churches burn within a week; arson suspected in at least three

    06/30/2015 12:10:16 AM PDT · by knarf · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2015 | Lindsey Bevar
    In the week after nine people were shot dead at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, six churches with predominately black congregations in five Southern states have burned. Three of the fires are being investigated as arson.(excerpt)
  • Quick succession of terrorist attacks has officials worried

    06/29/2015 6:26:27 PM PDT · by plain talk · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | June 29, 2015 | Don Melvin
    The attack Friday at a Tunisian beach resort killed at least 18 Britons, but officials said Monday the actual number was likely to be 30. That would make it by far the deadliest terrorist attack on Britons since the London transport bombings 10 years ago. Yet it was just one of three terrorist attacks on three continents that followed one another in frightening succession last week. While it is not yet known whether the attacks were linked, they have left officials in numerous countries concerned about how to keep their citizens safe. Not long after that, a bomb ripped through...
  • Ted Cruz: States should ignore gay-marriage ruling

    06/29/2015 6:13:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/29/2015 | By ADAM B. LERNER
    Ted Cruz has some unsolicited advice for the states not specifically named in last week’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage: Ignore it. “Those who are not parties to the suit are not bound by it,” the Texas Republican told NPR News’ Steve Inskeep in an interview published on Monday. Since only suits against the states of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky were specifically considered in the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which was handed down last Friday, Cruz — a former Supreme Court clerk — believes that other states with gay marriage bans need not comply, absent a...
  • Puerto Rico’s governor on need to postpone debt payments for years: ‘It’s about math’

    06/29/2015 4:16:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/29/2015 | Michael A. Fletcher
    The governor of Puerto Rico said in a televised address Monday that the island cannot pay back more than $70 billion in debt, setting up an unprecedented financial crisis that could rock the municipal bond market and lead to higher borrowing costs for governments across the United States. “This is not about politics,” said Puerto Rico’s governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla. “It’s about math.” “The first step is to revive economic growth...We will never get out of this vicious cycle,” said Garcia Padilla. “But we need to do more—much more—to return to riches and to become more competitive and have an...
  • Local churches say no same-sex ceremonies (Hobby Lobby ruling should eliminate being forced on this

    06/29/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 73 replies
    Corsicana Daily Sun ^ | 6/29/2015 (30 minutes ago) | Deanna Kirk
    While the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, several religious leaders in Corsicana said Monday they will not hold a same-sex wedding service in their churches. ... Pastors of several churches cited Biblical teachings for their stance. ...
  • Navy weighs having Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships

    06/29/2015 3:53:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    The Navy is weighing whether to have Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships, citing a shortage of U.S. vessels due to recent budget cuts -- raising bipartisan security concerns about the leverage this could give other countries. A key concern is whether a warship host nation could deny Marines permission to come ashore. "Ceding our amphibious ships to other countries -- it's almost silly and I can't believe it is even an option for the Navy," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who served as a Marine in Iraq. "Now we are going to have to ask other countries, much...
  • Great Supreme Court News (for voter fraud and open borders)

    06/29/2015 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 29, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    States not permitted to alter federal voter registration form to require proof of citizenship. The Supreme Court today refused to accept a case which sought to allow states to supplement a federal voter registration form so as to require proof of citizenship to vote. Such proof is particularly important given how freely many states are handing out drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, and the Obama administration’s unilateral implementation of quasi-amnesty deferrals (some of which were stopped in court). It’s just not enough anymore that someone is here legally (or at least, is not being deported) [Snip] This is not just...
  • Katie Couric interviews Ted Cruz

    06/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by VinL · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/2015 | K. Couric
    Ted Cruz continued his verbal assault on last week’s historic Supreme Court decisions on Monday, saying the justices who ruled in favor of Obamacare and gay marriage “rewrote the Constitution.” “They joined a team, they put on bright-blue Obama jerseys and they rewrote the law,” the U.S. senator from Texas told Yahoo News’ Katie Couric during a live sit-down interview from Yahoo’s New York City studios. “Those decisions are a threat to our democracy.” Cruz slammed Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion in the Obamacare case on behalf of what the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful called “five...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Creation of Arizona Redistricting Commission

    06/29/2015 8:21:22 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/29/2015 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Arizona’s voters were entitled to try to make the process of drawing congressional district lines less partisan. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion in the 5-to-4 decision. She was joined by Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. The case, Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, No. 13-1314, concerned an independent commission created by Arizona voters in 2000. About a dozen states have experimented with redistricting commissions that have varying degrees of independence from the state legislatures, which ordinarily draw election maps. Arizona’s commission is most...
  • Obama’s secret message to Iran ahead of Vienna talks

    06/29/2015 8:14:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    MNA ^ | 6 hours ago
    TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) – An Iranian MP revealed that Barack Obama has sent a secret message to Iranian authorities just a few days ahead of recent nuclear negotiations in Vienna. Iranian daily Hamshahri reported on its Monday issue that US President Barack Obama has sent another secret message to Iranian authorities through leaders of one of Iran’s neighboring countries. The newspaper has quoted Tehran’s representative and Parliament Board member Mehrdad Bazrpash as saying that the message has been delivered in recent days by the leader of Iran’s neighbor and highlighted that the letter has been on nuclear issue. While...
  • Ted Cruz Sets Record Straight with Karl Rove

    06/29/2015 6:21:47 AM PDT · by Isara · 24 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/28/15
    A Time For Truth Isn’t Just The Name Of Sen. Cruz’s New BookRove Today: “When Mr. Cruz and I talked in 2009, I was not raising money for the Bush Library, nor was former President Bush 43 going to endorse some unnamed Dallas state representative for state attorney general, nor were any library donors “berating” me.”Rove in 2009: “[T]he distress you mention is not mine or 43 — it is the people raising money for the library who are also Branch fans and will not understand why one part of the Bush family is for not-the-guy while they are raising...
  • Rand Paul: Government Should Get Out of the Marriage Business Altogether

    06/28/2015 10:08:50 PM PDT · by z taxman · 78 replies
    Time ^ | June 28, 2015 | Rand Paul
    ...The Constitution is silent on the question of marriage because marriage has always been a local issue. Our founding fathers went to the local courthouse to be married, not to Washington, D.C. I’ve often said I don’t want my guns or my marriage registered in Washington. Those who disagree with the recent Supreme Court ruling argue that the court should not overturn the will of legislative majorities. Those who favor the Supreme Court ruling argue that the 14th Amendment protects rights from legislative majorities. Do consenting adults have a right to contract with other consenting adults? Supporters of the Supreme...
  • Jeb Bush dogged by decades of questions about business deals

    06/28/2015 9:03:59 PM PDT · by Mariner · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28 at 7:06 PM | By Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Tom Hamburger
    In early 1989, seven weeks after his father moved into the White House, Jeb Bush took a trip to Nigeria. Nearly 100,000 Nigerians turned out to see him over four days as he accompanied the executives of a Florida company called Moving Water Industries, which had just retained Bush to market the firm’s pumps. Escorted by the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, Bush met with the nation’s political and religious leaders as part of an MWI effort to land a deal that would be worth $80 million. Jeb Bush reminded Nigerians who his father was In 1989, Jeb Bush traveled to...
  • Rick Perry defends Colorado’s ‘right to be wrong’ on marijuana

    06/28/2015 6:33:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry may not agree with Colorado’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana, but he said Saturday he will defend the state’s right to make a hash of things. Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit, Mr. Perry made a vigorous defense for the states’ role as “laboratories of democracy,” in the words of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, even if it means sticking up for Colorado’s retail pot market. “Let this country compete again. I am so optimistic about the future of America if we would free up these states from this one-size-fits-all,”...
  • Overthrow The Judicial Dictatorship

    06/28/2015 11:26:15 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 103 replies
    America's Survival ^ | Jun 27, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Commentators have missed the real significance of Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in the gay marriage case. He calls the decision a judicial “Putsch,” an attempt to overthrow a form of government—ours. His dissent, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, was written “to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.” Scalia understands the power and meaning of words and he chose the word “putsch” for a specific purpose. Hence, Scalia is saying this was not only a blatant power grab and the creation of a “right” that does not exist, but a decision that depends on public ignorance about what...
  • That was FAST: Yesterday it was gay marriage; Now look who wants “equal rights”

    06/28/2015 6:20:47 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 108 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    From the article "I am not adding much commentary to this, because I really think little is necessary. I am busy trying to find a hand hold on our slippery slope, because I fear my nation is falling into an abyss. Excerpted from the Northern Colorado Gazette: Using the same tactics used by “gay” rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals."
  • Cruz: Clerks Should be Able to Opt Out of Gay Marriage Licenses

    06/27/2015 6:32:59 PM PDT · by VinL · 93 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 6/27/2015 | PatrickSvitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday said county clerks in Texas should "absolutely" be able to opt out of issuing same-sex marriage licenses if they have religious objections. "Ours is a country that was built by men and women fleeing religious oppression," Cruz said in an interview with The Texas Tribune, "and you look at the foundation of this country — it was to seek out a new land where anyone of us could worship the Lord God Almighty with all of our hearts, minds and souls, without government getting in the way." The interview followed a major speech here...
  • Cruz: GOP leaders want to divide conservatives, prop up moderates

    06/27/2015 3:10:01 PM PDT · by VinL · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | Martin Matishak
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a 2016 presidential hopeful, says GOP leaders want to divide conservative primary voters so that a moderate candidate will end up being the party’s nominee. "The last thing the Republican leaders in Washington want to see is millions of Americans across the country mobilizing and coalescing around one strong conservative candidate," he told a crowd of 200 supporters in Iowa on Saturday, according to the Sioux City Journal. Senior Republicans want the party’s various factions at each other’s throats so "once again, they run right up the middle with 24 percent and nominate an establishment moderate...
  • Texas Governor Defends Religious Liberties…And It’s HARDCORE!

    06/26/2015 11:47:59 PM PDT · by Syncro · 96 replies
    youngcons.com/breitbart ^ | June 26, 2015 | Yehuda Remer
    Today marks what could be considered one of the most controversial days in the history of the United States of America. If you haven’t heard, the Supreme Court has decided that same-sex marriage is now a Constitutional right and that traditional marriage between one man and one woman is no longer the definition of marriage.There is one state (and if you have read my articles before, you know which one I’m talking about) that is already leading the way, in essence combating SCOTUS and their disastrous decision. Of course, I’m talking about the Lone Star State.In a directive issued in...
  • State wants 2 trials for officers charged in Gray case

    06/26/2015 11:21:07 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Juliet Linderman
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby wants a judge to order a separate trial for two of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. In a motion filed Friday, Mosby asked a judge to allow two officers, William Porter and Lt. Brian Rice, to be tried separately from the four others. Porter and Rice are each charged with reckless endangerment, misconduct in office, second-degree assault and manslaughter, which is a felony. Mosby's motion does not explain her strategy for trying Porter and Rice separately from the others. Sgt. Alicia White faces the same charges as...
  • Here’s What Every 2016 Candidate Has to Say About LGBT SCOTUS Victory

    06/26/2015 7:21:53 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 115 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 26, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    With the Supreme Court’s historic ruling that effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the 2016 presidential candidates really have no choice today but to comment on the decision from one angle of another. Here’s what they had to say. Hillary Clinton was quick out of the gate with a personal statement, followed by a rebranding of her campaign logo that has already been retweeted more than 20,000 times:
  • THE SILENCING: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage Op-Eds

    06/26/2015 2:27:59 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 101 replies
    daily caller ^ | 06/26/15 | Betsy Rothstein
    The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage. “As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage,” they declared. After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not...
  • FARRAKHAN: I DON’T GET DEBATE OVER CONFEDERATE FLAG, ‘WE NEED TO PUT THE AMERICAN FLAG DOWN’

    06/24/2015 8:03:09 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2015 | Dan Hanchett
    Louis Farrakhan stated “We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag” in remarks before the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on Wednesday first reported by DC’s WMAL. Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city, they don’t give a damn about them nine.” He added that when the police took suspected shooter Dylann Roof to Burger King they were saying “You did a good job. Kill all them [bleep.]”
  • Scott Walker calls for Constitutional amendment to let states define marriage

    06/26/2015 11:20:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, seizing the moment after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, called Friday for a Constitutional amendment that would allow the states to decide whether gay marriage should be legal. Walker’s call came shortly after the high court ruled 5-4 that same-sex couples could marry across the country, overturning a number of state same-sex marriage bans. The ruling was “a grave mistake,” the Republican governor said, touting his support for amending his state’s constitution “to protect the institution of marriage from exactly this type of judicial activism.” “As a result of this decision, the only...
  • Supreme Court renames Obamacare SCOTUScare: Court offers to write future legislation for Congress..

    06/25/2015 7:22:53 PM PDT · by rhema · 30 replies
    Center of the American Experiment Blog ^ | June 25, 2015 | Kim Crockett
    Good news from the Supreme Court today: If you like your health care subsidies, you can keep them. If you like limited government and the separation of powers, you are out of luck. Now that Chief Justice Roberts and five of his colleagues found that the phrase “Exchange established by the State” means “Exchange established by the State or the Federal Government,” we should henceforth follow Justice Scalia’s suggestion that this act of Congress, which had to be passed before the People knew what was in it and then had to be rescued not once, but twice, by a complicit...
  • Chaffetz, Meadows Statements on Subcommittee Chairmanship

    06/25/2015 7:04:35 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) jointly issued the following statements regarding the chairmanship of the Government Operations Subcommittee.“Last week I announced a change in the Government Operations sub-committee chairmanship. A number of people have asked me to reconsider that decision. Having spoken with Mark Meadows several times during the past week, I think we both better understand each other. I respect Mark and his approach. The discussions and candor have been healthy and productive. Ultimately, I believe we both want to do what is best for the country. Obviously I...
  • State Dept. Gets Libya Emails That Hillary Clinton Didn’t Hand Over (Breaking)

    06/25/2015 4:38:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Michael Schmidt
    Despite claims by Hillary Rodham Clinton that she provided the State Department with all of her work-related emails from the personal account she used exclusively when she was in office, the department has received several related to Libya that she had not handed over, according to officials at the agency. The emails that Mrs. Clinton did not give to the State Department were between her and her longtime confidant and adviser Sidney Blumenthal. He did not work for the department at the time, but was routinely sending her intelligence memos on Libya. There are 15 emails that Mr. Blumenthal gave...
  • It's Official -- Bernie Sanders Has Overtaken Hillary Clinton In the Hearts and Minds of Democrats

    06/25/2015 2:38:09 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 46 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    According to PBS, Bernie Sanders is "gaining against Clinton in early polls." Salon's Bill Curry believes "Hillary Clinton is going lose," primarily because millions of voters longing for a truly progressive candidate will nominate Sanders. POLITICO explained recently that Early-state polls hint at a Bernie Sanders surge, a headline that was unthinkable only several months earlier. Yahoo's Meredith Shiner calls Sanders a "progressive social media star and pragmatic legislator" and states that "Sanders also has a much more substantial legislative history" than any GOP challenger. In Iowa, 1,100 people packed a gym to hear Bernie Sanders speak in May. In...
  • Chief Justice Roberts affirms: ObamaCare was poorly written

    06/25/2015 12:09:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 107 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 25, 2015
    While Chief Justice John Roberts delivered a blow to ObamaCare foes with a majority opinion upholding subsidies, he backed up the law's opponents on one point: The language in the Affordable Care Act was kind of a mess. "The Affordable Care Act contains more than a few examples of inartful drafting," he wrote.
  • Supreme Court upholds broad housing discrimination claims

    06/25/2015 12:02:23 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/25/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday embraced a broad interpretation of discrimination claims allowed under the landmark Fair Housing Act, handing a victory to civil rights activists who had feared the justices would rein in such lawsuits. On a 5-4 vote in a major civil rights case, the court decided that the law allows for discrimination claims based on seemingly neutral practices that may have a discriminatory effect. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who often casts the deciding vote in close cases, joined the court's four liberals in the majority. The ruling also was a triumph for President Barack...
  • Exclusive–Donald Trump: Univision Targeting Me on Behalf of Mexican Gov’t, Trying to ‘Silence’ Me

    06/25/2015 11:33:27 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 142 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican presidential candidate and real estate magnate Donald Trump tells Breitbart News exclusively that he has no plans whatsoever to back down in the face of Univision—on behalf of the Mexican government—targeting him after he’s exposed trade deals and immigration problems that benefit Mexico and harm the United States. “The Mexican government is putting tremendous pressure on Univision and there are plenty of others—lobbyists and special interests—putting tremendous pressure on Univision to break their fully signed and fully effective contract with the Miss Universe Organization because I’ve exposed the tremendously bad trade deals that the United States is so incompetently...
  • Justice Scalia's Dissenting Opinion in King v Burwell

    06/25/2015 11:19:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | 06-25-2015 | Antonin Scalia
    No excerpt. It's a PDF. Scalia's dissenting opinion begins on page 27.
  • Obama says health law now "woven into fabric of America" ("This is reality, .. it is working")

    06/25/2015 10:25:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/25/15 | Nancy Benac - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — His health care legacy secure, President Barack Obama cast Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare as a historic and emphatic declaration that the law has now been "woven into the fabric of America." "This is reality," Obama said in a celebratory statement in the Rose Garden. "We can see how it is working."
  • Cruz: Any candidate not willing to make 2016 a referendum on repealing Obamacare should step aside

    06/25/2015 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Isara · 203 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/25/15
    Releases statement on King v. BurwellHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell:“Today’s decision in King v. Burwell is judicial activism, plain and simple. For the second time in just a few years, a handful of unelected judges has rewritten the text of Obamacare in order to impose this failed law on millions of Americans. The first time, the Court ignored federal law and magically transformed a statutory ‘penalty’ into a ‘tax.’ Today, these robed Houdinis transmogrified a ‘federal exchange’ into an exchange ‘established by the State.’“As...
  • Scalia leads scathing dissent on ObamaCare ruling, dubs law 'SCOTUScare'

    06/25/2015 8:45:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 58 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/25/2015 | FoxNews
    “We should just start calling this law SCOTUScare,” Scalia wrote, referring to the several times the high court has ruled on controversial parts of ObamaCare. Scalia blasted that reading. “The court holds that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says ‘Exchange established by the State’ it means ‘Exchange established by the State or the Federal Government,’ Scalia wrote. “That is of course quite absurd, and the court’s 21 pages of explanation make it no less so.”
  • ROBERTS COURT TORTURES LAW TO SAVE OBAMACARE…AGAIN!

    06/25/2015 10:18:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision on Obamacare’s IRS subsidies under federal health insurance exchanges. And, as expected, the Court rewrote the statute to help President Obama’s signature law. With each passing day of Supreme Court decisions, conservative principles begin to feel more and more like the survivors of the Scream films: it’s only a matter of time before you are next for the knife. In King v. Burwell, four citizens sued over Obamacare, alleging that they had been forced to purchase health insurance; they said that the federal health exchange set up in Virigina in absence...
  • U.S. Delegation to P5+1 Negotiations With Iran in Vienna, Austria (Zero sends 19 member delegation)

    06/25/2015 9:30:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    State.gov ^ | June 25, 2015
    In the context of the EU-coordinated P5+1 negotiations with Iran, Secretary Kerry will be joined in Vienna, Austria, on June 26 and onwards by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, and the U.S. negotiating team. The full U.S. delegation list for Vienna follows: The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State The Honorable Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy The Honorable Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Robert Malley, Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region, National Security Council Jonathan Finer,...
  • POLAND/ROMANIA: Russian Security Council names Poland and Romania assigned targets

    The Russian Security Council made a statement, according to which the elements of the missile defense systems that will be deployed in Poland and Romania pose potential threat to Russia, and therefore will become the targets for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The Russian Security Council made a statement, according to which the elements of the missile defense systems that will be deployed in Poland and Romania pose potential threat to Russia, and therefore will become targets for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It was stated by the Deputy Security Council Secretary Yevgeny Lukyanov on Wednesday,...
  • GOP Groups to Fellow Republicans: Don't Fight the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage

    06/25/2015 9:03:37 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 70 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 24, 2015 | Emma Roller
    Republican groups that support same-sex marriage want to send a message to their party's voters and candidates: We are not an anomaly. Two right-leaning groups—American Unity Fund and Project Right Side—are releasing a poll that they say shows that most voters support gay marriage, and a higher proportion of Republicans support gay marriage than measured before. ​The poll surveyed 2,000 registered voters nationally by phone this month, including 798 Republican and lean-Republican voters, along with 500 voters in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. The poll found that 57 percent of all registered voters...
  • TMT crews fail to reach Mauna Kea summit Hundreds of protesters turn up to block passage;

    06/25/2015 8:50:15 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    KITV News Honolulu ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | Brenton Awa
    MAUNA KEA, Hawaii —On Wednesday, hundreds of protesters forced construction crews for the Thirty Meter Telescope to come to a halt, but it didn’t come without sacrifice.In total, 12 people were arrested for obstructing the path, but after a six-hour attempt to make it to the top of the summit, TMT crews only reached about a mile and a half up from hale pohaku before turning back. It’s been a long haul for those for and against building what will be one of the world's largest telescopes on land held sacred by many Native Hawaiians, a divided image that has...
  • New Black Panther Party Charleston Rally: ‘This is War’

    06/25/2015 7:16:06 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2015 | y Lee Stranahan
    At a speech during a rally Tuesday night a block from the scene of the Charleston massacre of nine black churchgoers, New Black Panther ally Shaka Shakur treated the criminal attack as war, calling for “freestanding militias” to surround churches and claiming that alleged shooter Dylann Roof was a “solider” who “carried out his mission” after being trained and sent by others. Shakur was introduced by New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, who started by contrasting his group with the forgiving, Christian attitude of many Charleston residents by saying that the Black Panther affiliated speakers are the “No...
  • UKRAINE: Russia sends another massive ‘aid’ convoy into Ukraine

    06/25/2015 4:58:24 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    UNIAN ^ | 25.06.2015
    Russia on Thursday sent into Ukraine more than 100 trucks that Moscow claims are carrying aid for people in Ukraine’s Donbas region - the 31st such convoy that has crossed into Ukraine without permission from the Ukrainian government. Read more on UNIAN: http://www.unian.info/society/1093631-russia-sends-another-massive-aid-convoy-into-ukraine.html The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said the vehicles were delivering food and medicine in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The truck convoy, as with previous ones, split into two after crossing from Russia into militant-held Ukraine, with one section heading for Donetsk and the other for Luhansk, according to Russian state news agency TASS, with reference to...
  • Armenian capital block security forces, but the protesters and barricades getting bigger

    The police takes full control of all roads leading to Yerevan to prevent the influx of the masses of the other cities. In the capital of Armenia on streets and squares again are left a large number of people. The total number of protesters has already exceeds 15,000 people. Between protesters and security forces a buffer zone is created of improvised barricades, which traditionally serve as garbage containers. People are not going to diverge. They beat the drums, shouting slogans that are already anti-government statements. In the crowd Russian media correspondents are identified and those are asked strongly and convincingly...