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  • Scott Walker’s State Caucus Moves Quickly To Ban Sale Or Donation Of Fetal Tissue

    07/29/2015 12:49:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The 405 Radio Media ^ | July 29, 2015
    The Wisconsin State Legislature is moving quickly on a bill to ban any sale or donation of fetal tissue. The legislation languished in the last two sessions, but is getting renewed momentum because of videos released showing top Planned Parenthood executives haggling about the price of parts from aborted babies. Walker enjoys Republican majorities in both the assembly and state senate, with a 63-36 assembly lead. Scott Walker already signed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, and would likely welcome the new ban of fetal tissue sales to burnish his national reputation among social conservatives as pro-life. The U.S....
  • WATCH: Body cam video released in Sam DuBose shooting

    07/29/2015 12:14:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 67 replies
    WCPO Cincinnati ^ | 7/29/2015 | Greg Noble
    WARNING: The video above may be too graphic for some viewers. Watch with discretion. CINCINNATI - UC police officer Ray Tensing's body camera video clearly shows that he committed "murder" when he shot and killed an unarmed black motorist at a traffic stop, prosecutor Joe Deters said Wednesday. The shocking video shows Tensing, standing outside the driver's door, with 43-year-old Sam DuBose at the wheel, talking peacefully for about 90 seconds. Tensing repeatedy asks DuBose to produce a driver's license. DuBose says he has a license but he doesn't have it with him.
  • Internal Poll Shows Trump Generating Strong Support Among Minority Voters – “LANDSLIDE”

    07/29/2015 11:29:51 AM PDT · by onyx · 122 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | 7-28-2015 | DCWhispers
    It is said to have been an internal poll conducted by one of Donald Trump’s GOP rivals. (one of the campaigns that is currently cash-rich but tepid in the polls) A quick “test the water” outline in some of the more critical battleground states. What came back stunned not only the campaign, but sent ripples through various Democratic operatives as well who have since been sending out the alarm – Donald Trump is appealing to minority voters in a way not seen by any Republican of the modern era. It is a base of support cutting through a cross-section...
  • Thank God Mr. Cruz is in Washington

    07/29/2015 10:04:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    My email account was on fire, everyone excited about Senator Ted Cruz calling Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor. Cruz cited each of Obama's unprecedented unlawful power grabs and repeals of our freedoms that the GOP promised to block, only to stab us (We the People/Tea Party) in the back. Immediately, I thought, “Thank God Ted Cruz is in Washington.” Before I go on, I wish to address a guy whom I will call Ned. Whenever I praise a conservative, Ned emails to correct me, claiming the conservative is a deceitful traitor. When I share...
  • Ted Cruz calls on grassroots to help him nuke the Iran deal

    07/29/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 28, 2015 6:40 pm | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Sen. Ted Cruz has tried writing bills, offering amendments and even changing the rules of the Senate to kill the Iran nuclear deal.He’s appeared at rallies outside the White House, denounced the deal on a slew of media outlets and even challenged President Barack Obama–or in his stead, Secretary of State John Kerry–to a public debate.And nothing has worked.Now Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, is trying to “energize and activate the grassroots” to form a tidal wave of opposition to the deal while Congress in is recess.The members are in the beginning of a 60-day review period before they vote...
  • University of Cincinnati cancels class ahead of Grand Jury announcement (Riots Expected)

    07/29/2015 9:52:56 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    WCPO - TV ^ | 7-29-2015 | aree Algazaar
    University of Cincinnati is canceling classes ahead of a press conference on the deadly shooting involving a UC police officer. Campus officials said all classes on the Uptown and Medical campuses will be canceled at 11 a.m., including all classes in session at that time.
  • Donald Trump: 'I'll ride into the sunset' if my campaign tanks

    07/29/2015 9:18:22 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 29th, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Real-estate developer Donald Trump said Tuesday evening that he wasn't worried about the coming Republican presidential primary debate. When CNN anchor Don Lemon asked Trump whether he was ready for the first rhetorical bout with his GOP rivals, he said he didn't know. "I have absolutely no idea how to answer that question," Trump told Lemon. "I am me. I don't have pollsters. I mean, I have a lot of money — much more money than all of them put together and all of their phony contributions put together. But, you have to understand, I want to be me."
  • Bernie Sanders's fear of immigrant labor is ugly — and wrongheaded

    07/29/2015 7:57:12 AM PDT · by Mariner · 52 replies
    Vox ^ | July 29th, 2015 | by Dylan Matthews
    If I could add one amendment to the Constitution, it would be the one Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Robert Bartley once proposed: "There shall be open borders." There is no single policy that the United States could adopt that would do more good for more people. An average Nigerian worker can increase his income almost 15-fold just by moving to the United States, and residents of significantly richer countries like Mexico can more than double their earnings. The humanitarian gains of letting everyone who wants to make that leap do so would be astounding. So I was disappointed,...
  • McConnell, Cornyn Push Through Voice Vote to Fund Planned Parenthood, Protect Obama’s Iran Deal

    07/29/2015 7:49:14 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    On the floor of the U.S. Senate on Sunday evening, something remarkable—a little bit insider-y in Washington, but remarkable nonetheless—happened: The Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), his entire leadership team, and most of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate voice voted through measures to fund Planned Parenthood in its entirety and to help protect President Barack Obama’s nuclear arms deal with Iran. The reason the voice vote is significant is because McConnell, especially, and his Whip Sen. John Cornyn, purposefully launched what appears to be an unprecedented effort to duck accountability for their votes—and the votes of every...
  • Proposed changes to Virginia voter registration stirs fears among GOP

    07/29/2015 4:24:47 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 July 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — People registering to vote in Virginia would no longer be required to check boxes to indicate whether they are U.S. citizens or felons whose right to vote has not been restored under changes being considered by the Virginia Board of Elections. Voters would still have to affirm elsewhere on the application, under the threat of a felony conviction, that they are citizens and otherwise eligible. But instead of responding to separate questions about their citizenship or felony status, they would simply sign the form on a line near language that attests to their eligibility based on those and...
  • Read the Letter Planned Parenthood Sent News Outlets Warning Them Not to Air Undercover Videos

    07/28/2015 11:13:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    blaze.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    A regional branch of Planned Parenthood warned reporters in a new letter Monday against airing recent sting videos released by a group which purport to show the abortion provider’s employees discussing the sell of aborted fetus parts. KVLY-TV in North Dakota published the letter from Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. “CMP has used footage obtained through deceit and unlawful behavior, including possible violations of state recording laws, federal tax laws and falsified state identification. Then, they concoct wildly false stories through selective editing,” the letter alleged. “We expect this video will be no different in that regard;...
  • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet

    07/28/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 7/28/2015 | James T Areddy
    SHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a “shadow” present during some of those popular uprisings. Beijing had better pay attention. Four years after they sounded that alarm, China is paying a lot of attention. Its government is pushing to rewrite the rules of...
  • Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate PP

    07/28/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 28, 2015
    ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate Planned Parenthood Every member of Congress must stand together and say under no circumstances should federal taxpayer dollars be sent to an ongoing criminal enterprise WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Students for Life of America #WomenBetrayed Rally on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and delivered the following remarks. Video of Cruz's remarks is available above. "We are here today rallying for life. "The past several weeks we've seen a series of videos come out of...
  • Cruz: Planned Parenthood a 'criminal enterprise'

    07/28/2015 3:57:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Ariel Cohen
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson led conservatives in a rally against Planned Parenthood Tuesday, following the publication of three videos detailing the organization's sale of organs harvested from aborted fetuses. "Today the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood nationally is a criminal enterprise breaking the law," Cruz said on the lawn on the Capitol. But the Texas senator was skeptical this would happen, adding "the Obama Justice Department in acting as little more than a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee." Cruz is backing Sen. Mike Lee's, R-Utah, attempt...
  • Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win

    07/28/2015 6:10:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 144 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28/2015 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union. “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. ” There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law’s the law.”
  • IRS Used Instant Messaging System to Hide Internal Communications

    07/28/2015 1:48:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Alexander Hendrie
    The IRS used a “wholly separate” instant messaging system that automatically deleted office communications, according to documentation released by the House Oversight Committee on Monday. The system appears to have been purposefully used by agency officials responsible for the targeting of conservative non-profits, in order to evade public scrutiny. The system, known as “Office Communication Server” or OCS was used by IRS officials, including many in the Exempt Organizations (EO) Unit, which was headed by Lois Lerner. As the Oversight Committee report states, the instant messaging system did not archive any communications, so it is not possible to know what...
  • 5 Reasons Donald Trump's Run At The Presidency Is Good For The Republican Party

    07/27/2015 10:58:58 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07-28-15 | John Hawkins
    Over the last few weeks we’ve seen Republican consultants and pundits publicly fretting about whether Donald Trump will hurt the GOP’s brand. What a joke! When do those people start worrying about what Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and the rest of the GOP’s leadership are doing to the Party’s brand? Just this week-end, McConnell shut down efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, fight sanctuary cities, kill Obamacare and stop Iran from getting nukes because they might get in the way of pushing corporate welfare. At this point, Boehner and McConnell might as well just wear the logos of the corporations and...
  • Ted Cruz invites Obama to debate Iran deal ‘at any time and place of his choosing’

    07/28/2015 12:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has invited President Obama to a debate on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, also saying Mr. Obama could send Secretary of State John Kerry as a proxy if the president is unwilling to show up. “Since he’s not willing to discuss the substance, I’ll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama, at any time and place of his choosing, to debate the substance of the Iran deal,” Mr. Cruz said on Monday’s”Hannity” program on Fox News. “Let’s do it in front of the American people anytime in...
  • Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to be released

    07/28/2015 10:50:20 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    A former U.S, intelligence agent sentenced to life in prison for spying on behalf of Israel against the United States will be released later this year, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.
  • Trump says that under Walker, Wis budget went from projected surplus to a deficit [mostly false]

    07/28/2015 10:09:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Politifact ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tom Kertscher
    On July 25, 2015, the day after news that a Scott Walker ally had called him a "dumb-dumb,"Donald Trump delighted in dumping on the Wisconsin governor during a campaign speech in Iowa."I read this horrible statement from his fundraiser about Trump. I said, ‘Oh, finally,I can attack,’ "the New York businessman said to laughter in Oskaloosa. "Finally, finally."Trump--second to Walker among Republican presidential contenders in an Iowa poll earlier in the week--criticized him on several fronts. Then he made a claim about the fortunes of Wisconsin’s finances."Wisconsin’s doing terribly. First of all, it’s in turmoil,"Trump said. "The roads are a...
  • 5 things I learned by spending four hours in The Donald Trump Experience

    07/28/2015 8:08:49 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27,2015 | David Weigel
    How is Donald Trump still leading in national polls? How has he surged so quickly, and so contrary to the wisdom of pundits, in Iowa and New Hampshire? One of the answers popped up in Iowa on Saturday morning. At 10 a.m., when the line started outside of Donald Trump’s “family picnic” in Oskaloosa, Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) was locked in an argument with a voter in the Des Moines suburbs. As Donald Trump fans feasted on free barbecue, Christie grew so frustrated with a gun rights activist that he told him to “run for president” if he wanted a...
  • Ivana Trump rejects rape allegations, says she and Donald Trump are ‘the best of friends’

    07/28/2015 7:05:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 188 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Adam Edelman
    Just a day after allegations reemerged that Donald Trump raped his ex-wife, Ivana Trump, the bombastic billionaire’s former spouse played down the controversy, saying that the two are still “the best of friends.” *snip* “Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign,” she said. “Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president,” Ivana Trump, who divorced her husband in 1992, added.
  • The inevitable “Trump raped his wife” story

    07/28/2015 5:32:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 52 replies
    HOT AIR ^ | JULY 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Daily Beast took a predictable swipe at Donald Trump yesterday by generating some “breaking news” which is actually a decades old and long abandoned story from Trump’s high profile divorce from his former wife, Ivana. The “story” in question, which Ivana Trump herself refuted shortly after it initially broke, related to comments she made during their divorce where she said she “felt violated” during a particular sexual encounter. Business Insider offers a brief history of where this tired old chestnut originated. When the allegations first surfaced in 1993 Ivana Trump issued a statement clarifying that she didn’t mean the...
  • Donald Trump's lawyer threatens reporter over ex-wife's claim: 'You cannot rape your spouse'

    07/28/2015 12:07:53 AM PDT · by z taxman · 71 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    A lawyer and spokesman for current Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump issued a series of vulgar threats to a reporter on Monday, while falsely claiming that it was legal for a husband to rape his wife in New York. Michael Cohen, special counsel for the Trump Organization, threatened Canadian-American reporter Tim Mak of the Daily Beast with untold legal consequences in response to an article that resurfaced allegations that Trump had raped his then-wife Ivana. ... The Daily Beast story repeated details of a deposition relayed by a Trump biographer, who described the mogul as forcing himself on his then-wife...
  • Wisconsin “John Doe” Whistleblower Michael Lutz dead, apparent suicide

    07/27/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 85 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 27, 2015 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    Michael Lutz, the Wisconsin whistleblower and former prosecutor who alleged that the union-operative wife of “John Doe” prosecutor John Chislhom was behind the targeting of conservative activists that recently was thrown out by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.... Is dead in what police are terming an apparent suicide....Lutz, 44, a former Milwaukee police officer, suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound “while in the presence of Menomonee Falls tactical officers after a brief tactical situation,” the medical examiner’s office said in a release issued Sunday. Lutz was pronounced dead in the 12300 block of W. Mill Road in Milwaukee at 4:05 a.m.,...
  • Could Trump win?(Pat Buchanan predicts Donald will be part of 'the Final Four' 6 months from now)

    07/27/2015 4:33:07 PM PDT · by free_life · 79 replies
    WND ^ | July 27, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The American political class has failed the country, and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and the remarkable rise of Donald Trump. “Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master.” Yet the stagnation of workers’ wages as the billionaire boys club admits new members, and the hemorrhaging of U.S. jobs under...
  • Huckabee Correct To Compare Iran With Holocaust

    07/27/2015 3:34:10 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | July 27, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- July 27, 2015 ... Former Arkansas governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee recently stated that: “The Iran nuclear deal is marching the Israelis to the door of the oven.” Huckabee added: “What’s ‘ridiculous and sad’ is that President Obama does not take Iran’s repeated threats seriously. For decades, Iranian leaders have pledged to ‘destroy,’ ‘annihilate,’ and ‘wipe Israel off the map’ with a ‘big Holocaust.’ ‘Never again’ will be the policy of my administration and I will stand with our ally Israel to prevent the terrorists in Tehran from achieving...
  • Mitchell: No One Can Give Explanation For Clinton’s Server Other Than Dodging Inquiries and FOIAs

    07/27/2015 7:00:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC host and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell stated that when she spoke to intelligence officials at a security conference, “nobody can give an explanation for why a cabinet secretary would have a private email system other than to thwart inquiries, FOIAs” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Mitchell said that it’s possible that the impact of Clinton’s emails on her campaign has been underestimated. She continued, “Look, you have two inspectors general, and they are referring to this to the Justice Department. Now, you can try to confuse it, and there’s been a lot of...
  • Obama’s secret Iran deals exposed

    07/27/2015 11:56:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Theissen
    ...[Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)] says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, “ ‘Oh no, of course not, no, you’re not going to get to see those.’ And so everybody on our side of the table asked, ‘Has Secretary Kerry seen these?’ ‘No, Secretary Kerry hasn’t seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them.’ ” It turns out that only the two parties — the IAEA and Iran — get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear...
  • Ted Cruz Issues Manifesto For Conservative Populism

    07/27/2015 9:13:13 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/27/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Friday, Senator Ted Cruz gave a powerful floor speech shining a light on the corrupt deal struck by Senate Republican leadership to allow the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.  No doubt you’ve seen a few key quotes in the media or read a couple of the most buzzworthy lines on Twitter or Facebook or in an email forwarded to you by a conservative friend.  But if you haven’t read the entire speech or watched the full video through to the end you haven’t gotten the full impact of what Senator Cruz said.  The news media has focused on Cruz calling out Senate Majority...
  • Morning Plum: Big majority of GOP voters favors mass deportation, poll finds

    07/27/2015 9:04:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26th, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    This new poll finding, courtesy of CNN, is not all that surprising, but it is very illuminating of the demographic challenges the GOP faces right now: A big majority of Republicans believes that the government’s main focus on immigration should be not just on stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, but also on deporting those already here. The poll asks:
  • Obama Dings Cruz, Cotton, Huckabee and Trump

    07/27/2015 8:43:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8:17 a.m. July 27 | Steven Dennis
    In a news conference in Ethiopia, President Barack Obama responded at length to Mike Huckabee’s comment that the Iran deal is marching Israelis to “the door of the oven” — saying it was part of a pattern of attacks that “would be ridiculous if it wasn’t so sad.”Without naming names, Obama said a senator who is a presidential candidate — an apparent reference to Texas Republican Ted Cruz — had said the president was a leading state sponsor of terrorism and another had referred to Secretary of State John Kerry as Pontius Pilate, a reference to remarks by Sen. Tom...
  • Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans (Same % as PPP Poll & down from 24% on 7/20

    07/27/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 7/27/2015 | Staff
    Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging out rival Jeb Bush... Trump was backed by 18% of Republicans in the CNN poll, which was conducted entirely after his July 18 criticism of Republican Senator John McCain's war record. His lead over Bush, a former Florida governor who was at 15%, was within the poll's margin of error. ...
  • Chinese Stocks Suffer Second Biggest Crash In History, 1,500 Companies Halted Limit Down

    07/27/2015 4:17:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 27, 2015
    This was not supposed to happen.After pledging, investing and otherwise guaranteeing the Chinese stock market to the tune of 10% of GDP, and intervening on at least 40 different occasions in the past month ever since China's stock bubble burst in late June, with the subsequent crash nearly taking the Shanghai Composite red for the year, overnight China officially lost control for the second time, when after a weak start to the Monday trading session, things turned very ugly in the last hour, when the Shanghai Composite plunged by 8.48%, closing nearly at the lows, and tumbling some 345 points...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • Queen veers onto grass verge to avoid young family

    07/20/2015 4:30:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 74 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07-20-2015 | Victoria Ward
    The Queen, apparently impatient to get to church, veered onto a grass verge to avoid a family strolling through Windsor Great Park. The monarch took to the wheel of a Jaguar X-type estate as she drove herself down the Long Walk on the Windsor estate on Sunday. But when she found her path blocked by the young family, she clearly felt she did not have time to wait for them to get out of the way. Despite diverting around them, the Queen, who is said to be furious over the leaking of a home movie of herself as a child...
  • Secrecy around TPP trade deal fuels suspicions and worries

    07/26/2015 8:33:02 PM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | July 25th, 2015 | By Paul Handley
    Washington (AFP) - Higher costs for needed generic drugs. Longer copyright protections than the global standard. Foreign investors empowered to overrule governments. A more tightly-regulated Internet. Those are just some of the potential pitfalls from any deal that could emerge from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 12-country free-trade and investment pact shrouded in secrecy as negotiations head into the final stage in Hawaii next week. A handful of draft chapters of the TPP, leaked via Wikileaks, have highlighted the proposed treaty's heavy emphasis on expanding protections for corporate rights and assets like intellectual property -- patents, copyrights and databases -- that...
  • DONALD TRUMP ENDORSES AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS [DISAPPOINTING, BUT NOT SURPRISING]

    07/26/2015 5:49:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 211 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/26/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Disappointing, but not surprising. The depressing reality though that is that most of the Republican field has endorsed amnesty in one form or another. So this isn't much of a surprise. Trump is using his own vocabulary, but he's echoing the same amnesty talking points you could hear from Marco Rubio... or Barack Obama. During Friday's interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. "Well, the first thing we do is take the bad ones — of which there are, unfortunately, quite a few," said Trump,...
  • New Monthly Donors: Your Marine Bulldog is waiting to be claimed.

    07/26/2015 6:10:14 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 20 replies
    7-26-2015 | JustAmy
    These Bulldogs are on a mission looking for new monthly donors. Freeper, Longfellow, has generously donated 50 of these Marine Bulldogs to be used in this quarter's fundraiser. He (the Bulldog, not Longfellow)is about 6 1/2 inches tall with suction cups on all four feet. A Marine Bulldog is available to the first 50 new monthly donors of $10 or more or a $10 increase to an existing monthly.To claim your gift, please Freepmail me your address and pledge number. Semper Fi
  • Sen. Cruz: Today’s Events Show the McConnell-Reid Leadership Team Operates for One Party:...

    07/26/2015 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 242 replies
    cruz.senate.gov ^ | July 26, 2015
    Sen. Cruz: Today’s Events Show the McConnell-Reid Leadership Team Operates for One Party: The Washington Party American people elected a Republican majority believing it would somehow be different from a Democratic oneVideo of Sen. Cruz’s floor speech todayWASHINGTON, D.C. – After speaking on the Senate floor today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement:“We’ve just seen something extraordinary on the Senate floor. The American people elected a Republican majority believing that a Republican majority would be somehow different from a Democratic majority in the United States Senate. Unfortunately, the way the current Senate operates, there is one party, the...
  • Senate blocks Lee's vote to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/26/2015 3:45:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was rebuked by his Senate colleagues on Sunday as he tried to force a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood. Lee had tried to attach an amendment eliminating all federal funds for Planned Parenthood to the vote on Congress’s must-pass highway legislation. The amendment was rejected by the chair of the Senate, who called it out of order because it was not germane to the highway bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) decided last week that he would only allow two amendments to the bill – a repeal of ObamaCare and a reauthorization of the Export-Import...
  • RNC: Knock off the name calling

    07/26/2015 1:01:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 143 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 07/26/2015 | Brian Stelter CNN
    (CNN) —The Republican National Committee has a message for candidates like Donald Trump: No more name-calling. That's what the party's chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. "I understand it's going to be the nature of any primary for folks to discuss the differences between themselves on policy issues, and I think that's fine," Spicer said. "The name calling, however, needs to stop." Spicer added: "We have got to remember what Ronald Reagan taught us, his 11th commandment, 'Thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.'" Spicer didn't point his comments directly at...
  • SENATE IN SESSION, Sunday, July 26, 2015

    07/26/2015 11:40:59 AM PDT · by cornelis · 151 replies
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  • ‘OOPS!’ Feds Violate Executive Amnesty Injunction – AGAIN!

    07/26/2015 11:35:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/26/2015 | Lana Shadwick
    The government has once again violated a federal court’s injunction prohibiting the implementation of President Obama’s executive amnesty plan. The action comes right before high-ranking federal government officials, including the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), have been ordered to appear in an August hearing to show why they should not be held in contempt for prior failures to comply with the injunction.
  • CNN/ORC poll: Trump elbows his way to the top

    07/26/2015 11:00:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 143 replies
    CNN ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    (CNN)In the first national telephone poll since Donald Trump earned rebukes from Republican leaders over his comments about Senator John McCain's military service, the real estate mogul has increased his support among GOP voters and now stands atop the race for the party's nomination. The new CNN/ORC Poll finds Trump at 18% support among Republicans, with former Florida governor Jeb Bush just behind at 15%, within the poll's margin of error. They are joined at the top of the pack by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, with 10% support among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote. Trump's backing...
  • NBC/Marist Polls Show Donald Trump Running Strong in Iowa, NH

    07/26/2015 7:43:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Mark Murray
    Donald Trump is running strong in the early nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to two new NBC News-Marist polls. Trump leads the Republican presidential field in New Hampshire, getting support from 21 percent of potential GOP primary voters. He's followed by Jeb Bush at 14 percent, Scott Walker at 12 percent and John Kasich at 7 percent. Chris Christie and Ben Carson are tied at 6 percent in the Granite State, and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are at 5 percent each. In Iowa, Walker and Trump are in the Top 2 - with Walker at 19...
  • Hundreds get free haircuts, hot dogs and more in Ferguson

    07/25/2015 6:29:18 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 70 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 7-25-2015 | Jack Witthaus
    FERGUSON • Tiahesia Palmer was checking out some of the free services, but her son wanted a haircut. So the Ferguson resident signed up Isiah, 7, to get his head shaved at the haircut tent at Saturday’s “Day of Hope.” He took off his ballcap and sat silently while a woman with the Elaine Steven Beauty College cleaned up around his ears. Palmer smiled. Wearing an “I-heart-FERG” T-shirt, she was happy that her community had attracted the event. Hundreds attended the festivities at Forestwood Park in Ferguson to receive free goods and services. The city and about 40 local churches,...
  • Obama, Kenyan President clash on gay rights in Kenya

    07/25/2015 5:56:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/25/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    NAIROBI, Kenya – President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sparred over support for gay rights here Saturday, with Obama urging fast changes and Kenyatta saying it was not something Kenyan culture or society would “accept.” Linking LGBT discrimination in Africa to the history of Jim Crow laws in America, Obama said ensuring gay rights must be a priority on a continent — and in a country — where bias against gays is accepted, and violence against gays is common. Standing by Obama’s side at a joint press conference here in front of the Kenyan state house, Kenyatta repeated...
  • Trump: Clinton email scandal is 'very serious' and 'very criminal'

    07/25/2015 5:25:03 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25 2015 | The Hill
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump on Saturday seized on new reports that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is under criminal investigation for her private email server, warning that “bad things have to happen.” “I don’t know how a person with that cloud over their head can actually be running for president,” Trump told a rally in Iowa. “If the prosecutors are honorable, if they’re fair, they’re just, sadly, bad things have to happen because what she did is very serious and very criminal,” he said.
  • Seeking Sanctuary, More Migrants Confront Land Route’s Perils

    07/25/2015 5:43:00 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 25, 2015 | RICK LYMAN
    SUBOTICA, Serbia. — They call it “the jungle,” but it’s really just a tangle of dirt paths through stunted trees near an abandoned brick factory. Between 150 and 200 people — mostly men, with a smattering of young families — cluster in discrete groups in scattered campsites, most resting on dusty blankets, the earth blackened here and there by the remains of the previous night’s fires. “We have people from Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Morocco,” said Mohamd, 42, a former truck driver for a factory near Aleppo, Syria, who hopes to reach the Netherlands. “Am I forgetting anyone?”...