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  • Pressed by Young Republicans, Scott Walker Sticks to Tough Immigration Stance

    04/25/2015 2:25:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    "..........Mr. Walker’s apparent hardening on immigration has inspired a flood of reporting and commentary. Most recently he told the radio host Glenn Beck that he favored restricting legal immigration in tough economic times, a position to the right of most other 2016 presidential hopefuls. He repeated that view Friday after a speech in Cedar Rapids, when Eddie Failor, 24, expressed concern “as a young Republican” that the party must make inroads to new voter blocs, including by supporting a comprehensive overhaul of immigration. Mr. Walker told Mr. Failor that his top priority would be securing the border. He also said...
  • Preview: 'Fox News Reporting: The Tangled Clinton Web'(LIVE thread for the FOX special tonight)

    04/24/2015 5:01:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 112 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Fox News
    Bret Baier digs deeper into Clinton Foundation's foreign funding
  • Admiral Warns: Potential for Islamist Raids on European Islands

    04/24/2015 3:54:28 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2015 | Oliver Lane
    The security situation in the Mediterranean will continue to deteriorate to the point where we can expect Islamist raids on European islands, a recently retired Royal Navy Admiral has told Breitbart London. [snip] Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, the straight-talking former Director General of the Ministry of Defence Development, Concepts, and Doctrine Centre, ... made the comments in an interview this week as European nations gathered to discuss the sudden migrant crisis gripping the Mediterranean. THE THREAT OF ISLAM Parry, who warned in a government paper in 1990 that Islam would replace Communism as the main threat against the West...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Loretta Lynch Was Confirmed Because GOP Establishment Wanted Her

    04/24/2015 3:49:58 PM PDT · by VinL · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/2015 | Matt Boyle
    snip... Cruz said those Republicans responsible for confirming Lynch and all the Democrats violated their oaths of office, since Lynch has guaranteed that she will uphold President Obama’s lawlessness, including especially his executive amnesty. Cruz said: "I have been leading the fight to stop the confirmation of Loretta Lynch—and the reason is simple: Ms. Lynch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee and refused to articulate any constitutional limits whatsoever on the authority of the president. When asked how she would differ from Eric Holder, the most partisan attorney general this nation has ever seen, she refused to state even a...
  • Ted Cruz Campaign Battles 'Intolerant' Boycott of Gay Donors ... (Brilliance of Cruz!)

    04/24/2015 3:03:25 PM PDT · by VinL · 48 replies
    Bloomberg | 4/24/2015 | DavidWeigel
    Bloomberg - link and title only. Sub-title... "A culture war blows up, and Cruz intends to win it!" politics/articles/2015-04-24/ted-cruz-campaiA culture war blows up, and Cruz intends to win it.
  • Court docs: Senate staffer planned to exchange drugs for sexual favors

    04/24/2015 2:56:58 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 40 replies
    WTOP News Radio ^ | April 24, 2015 | Megan Cloherty
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate staffer is facing a federal charge after court documents say he bought drugs from China with the intent to exchange them for sexual favors. Senate staffer Fred W. Pagan is facing the federal charge of possession with intent to distribute after court documents say he shipped drugs in from China. Pagan is a staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi.
  • Why Rubio is running away from the most prominent item on his résumé (immigration)

    04/24/2015 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio had changed his mind. It was December 2012. The Senate gym. Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) was making the ask. “You ought to be a part of this,” Durbin told Rubio (R-Fla.), as Rubio rode a stationary bike. Durbin and six other senators wanted to rewrite U.S. immigration laws. In the process, they wanted to give illegal immigrants a way to become legal residents and — eventually — citizens. Just two years earlier, Rubio had been against doing that. “It is unfair,” he had said, as a tea party candidate for Senate, “to create an alternative pathway for...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Hillary Clinton ‘Embodies The Culture Of Corruption In Washington

    04/24/2015 12:45:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/15 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, hammered former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News—zeroing in on the new developments of the forthcoming Peter Schweizer “Clinton Cash” book. “The latest scandal regarding Hillary Clinton is stunning in the breadth of the allegations and at the same time I’m not surprised because it is consistent with a pattern we’ve seen for many decades,” Cruz said. Hillary Clinton embodies the culture of corruption in Washington, where politicians enrich themselves and expand their own power—Washington only gets more and more...
  • Valdosta State University (GA) Shuts Down Ahead of (Pro) Flag Protest

    04/24/2015 9:24:47 AM PDT · by fifedom · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 24 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    Protests have been going on all week (after) Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart, was briefly detained during the flag-trampling protest for taking the flag and refusing to return it. Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress told the Valdosta Daily Times that thousands of people who "just want to come down here and support the American flag" are expected to descend on Valdosta State University.
  • Cruz, 145,000 pastors lead millions praying Supreme Court keeps traditional marriage

    04/24/2015 8:40:31 AM PDT · by VinL · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/24/2015 | Paul Beford
    Millions of Americans are turning to prayer over the next seven days in a bid to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold traditional marriage between a man and a woman when it considers whether states can ban gay marriage during oral arguments April 28. The effort hits Washington Saturday when a "March for Marriage" takes place featuring speeches from leaders of several religions. In addition, networks of at least 145,000 pastors, many with enormous followings, several Evangelical and pro-marriage groups and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz are leading the effort. While an easy decision for groups opposed to...
  • Bobby Jindal calls out the business community for bowing to pressure over same-sex marriage

    04/24/2015 5:48:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    NOLA ^ | 23 Apr 15 | Julia O'Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Gov. Bobby Jindal declared that he won't be backing down from the fight over same-sex marriage or Louisiana's controversial religious freedom bill in an opinion piece for The New York Times Thursday morning. (April 23). Jindal said he will continue to back the legislation that some have called discriminatory, even if more businesses leaders come out against the bill. In the essay, he chastises conservative leaders in Arkansas and Indiana over bowing to pressure "That political leaders in both states quickly cowered amid the shrieks of big business and the radical left should alarm us all," Jindal writes.
  • Hillary summoned to May 18 public hearing

    04/23/2015 10:04:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    A House investigatory panel has summoned Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to testify at a May 18 public hearing about her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. The panel, which is probing the September 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has scheduled a second public hearing one month later, on June 18, to grill Clinton about Benghazi. Both hearings are contingent upon Clinton providing "a complete record" about her role before, during and after the attacks, which killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. That may be...
  • Made 'people's lives better': US hostage Warren Weinstein gave life helping the Pakistani people

    04/23/2015 5:01:08 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 23, 2015 | N/A (Associated Press contributed)
    ***Snip*** "Nine years ago I came to Pakistan to help my government, and I did so at a time when most Americans would not come here, and now when I need my government it seems that I have been totally abandoned and forgotten," Weinstein said during the 13-minute video. "And so I again appeal to you to instruct your appropriate officials to negotiate my release." The White House responded to the demands then by saying that it wouldn't negotiate with Al Qaeda. “My life is in your hands, Mr. President,” he said in the message which appeared to be directed...
  • Poll: Rubio leads the GOP pack in matchup against Clinton

    04/23/2015 2:54:29 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Marco Rubio runs best against Hillary Clinton among all Republican 2016 contenders, according to a new Quinnipiac University national poll released Thursday. Clinton has a clear lead over all potential Republican opponents in prospective matchups, with the exception of Rubio, whom she leads by just 45 percent to 43 percent — within the margin of error. Story Continued Below . . The numbers suggest that the Florida senator has received a slight boost by formally entering the race. In March, before either Rubio or Clinton had officially announced their candidacy, 46 percent said they would back Clinton. When the question...
  • Congress: Middle class incomes drop as immigration surges

    04/23/2015 2:23:07 PM PDT · by xzins · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | PAUL BEDARD
    Wages of America's middle class have dropped below 1970s levels as immigration has surged 325 percent, according to a new congressional report that questions claims that native Americans are economically helped by greater immigration. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service report studied immigration and middle class income from 1945-2013 and found that as immigration slowed between 1945 and 1970, American incomes increased. But when immigration expanded, the incomes of the bottom 90 percent of Americans went flat and then dropped beginning in 2000. In the report to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the CRS reported that the foreign-born population of the United...
  • Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

    04/23/2015 12:32:56 PM PDT · by justlurking · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2015-04-23 | Jonathan Allen
    Hillary Clinton's family's charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors. The foundation and its list of donors have been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Republican critics say the foundation makes Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, vulnerable to undue influence. Her campaign team calls these claims "absurd conspiracy theories. The charities' errors generally take the form of under-reporting or over-reporting, by millions of dollars, donations from...
  • David Petraeus pleads guilty, apologizes for ‘pain’ he caused (2 yrs probation, $100K fine)

    04/23/2015 12:21:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    In a humbling chapter of an exemplary career, David Petraeus – a West Point grad who went on to command U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming the nation’s top spy – pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sharing classified information. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler sentenced Petraeus to two years’ probation and a $100,000 fine, throwing out a recommended $40,000 fine because of the seriousness of the charges and to deter others. He called Petraeus’ actions a “serious lapse of judgment” that stood “in stark contrast to 37 years of achievement.” As Keesler moved through the methodical...
  • Paul: Obama White House, Congress Should Both Consider Investigating Hillary Clinton’s Uranium Deal

    04/23/2015 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 April 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning that President Barack Obama should investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton—and that he’s pushing for a congressional investigation as well—after a New York Times report on Wednesday evening based on an explosive new book uncovered her role in a shady Uranium deal. Paul, who was previously briefed on the findings of the forthcoming Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash, said: This really has been the particular case of the Clinton Cash that bothers me the most and that should bother...
  • Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as next U.S. Attorney General

    04/23/2015 11:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 308 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/23/2015 | TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
    Loretta Lynch, after being kept waiting in the wings by the Senate for five and a half months, was confirmed Thursday as the first African American woman to serve as Attorney General. Lynch was approved 56-43, one of the narrowest margins in history for an attorney general nominee. The vote ended an unusually partisan episode in modern Senate confirmation history, in which a largely uncontroversial nominee to one of the top cabinet posts was kept out of office for a lengthy period over issues extraneous to her job.
  • Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company

    04/23/2015 2:16:37 AM PDT · by kingattax · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | By JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE
    The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.” The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain. But the untold story behind that story is...
  • Mediterranean migrant crisis: EU leaders meet for emergency summit

    04/23/2015 1:22:55 AM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | Andrew Marszal
    European leaders including David Cameron are due to arrive in Brussels early this afternoon to discuss new measures to tackle the migrant crisis. The death toll so far this year among Mediterranean migrants has already passed 1,700 - 30 times higher than at the same point last year, which was itself a record high. But what can be done? Colin Freeman outlines five practical steps the leaders could agree upon:
  • U.S. Pressed Saudis To End Yemen Airstrikes

    04/22/2015 11:58:55 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 4-22-15 | Hakim Almasmari in San’a, Yemen, and
    Senior U.S. officials pressed Saudi leaders for fear of making matters worse Senior U.S. officials pressed Saudi leaders in a series of messages to quickly wrap up their air campaign in Yemen for fear of making matters worse, people familiar with the matter said, before Riyadh declared Tuesday it was ending the offensive. Yet on Wednesday, Saudi airstrikes resumed in several parts of the country after Iranian-linked Houthi militants took over a military brigade in the southern city of Taiz, provincial security officials said. There was no sign of peace talks, though the Saudis had said they were shifting to...
  • Census: Record 51 million immigrants in 8 years, will account for 82% of U.S. growth

    04/22/2015 5:16:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/22/2015 | Paul Bedard
    Legal and illegal immigrants will hit a record high of 51 million in just eight years and eventually account for an astounding 82 percent of all population growth in America, according to new U.S. Census figures. A report from the Center for Immigration Studies that analyzed the statistics said that by 2023, one in seven U.S. residents will be an immigrant, rising to one in five by 2060 when the immigrant population totals 78 million.
  • The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State

    04/20/2015 5:10:42 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 51 replies
    SPIEGEL ON LINE ^ | 18 Apr 15 | Christoph Reuter
    Aloof. Polite. Cajoling. Extremely attentive. Restrained. Dishonest. Inscrutable. Malicious. The rebels from northern Syria, remembering encounters with him months later, recall completely different facets of the man. But they agree on one thing: "We never knew exactly who we were sitting across from." In fact, not even those who shot and killed him after a brief firefight in the town of Tal Rifaat on a January morning in 2014 knew the true identity of the tall man in his late fifties. They were unaware that they had killed the strategic head of the group calling itself "Islamic State" (IS). The...
  • John McCain Leads Liberal Republican Attacks On Scott Walker’s Immigration Stance

    04/21/2015 6:13:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com Big Government ^ | 4/21/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has clearly awakened the Washington establishment beast.Not only is the liberal media and establishment right-of-center coming out guns-a-blazing at Walker over his pro-American worker position on legal immigration, but now Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)—the most pro-amnesty Republican there is, someone who worked for years with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) on immigration—is leading a charge against Walker’s new position.“I think most statistics show that they fill part of the workforce that are much needed. We have, and I’m a living example of, the aging population. We need these people in the workforce legally,” McCain said...
  • Scott Walker Backed EB-5 Visas for Rich Chinese Immigrants

    04/22/2015 12:02:01 PM PDT · by VinL · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/2015 | Matt Lewis
    As governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker was a supporter of a company that helps wealthy Chinese citizens immigrate to the the United States. This revelation stands in contrast to his recent statement that legal immigration policy should be based on “protecting American workers and American wages.” Not only did Walker previously support so-called “amnesty” (which some argue would be a magnet drawing more illegals) — but as governor, he “has been a long time friend” of a company based in Beijing and Milwaukee that “helps foreign investors become United States Citizens through the Department of Homeland Security Immigrant Investor (EB-5)...
  • Here’s Mitch McConnell’s bill to extend PATRIOT Act surveillance techniques for 5 years

    04/22/2015 10:40:00 AM PDT · by yuffy · 37 replies
    theblaze ^ | Apr. 22, 2015 11:27am | Pete Kasperowicz
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday introduced a short bill that would extend key expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, a sign this extension could happen without any substantive talk about whether and how to reform these provisions. The bill from McConnell and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) would extend sections of the PATRIOT Act through 2020 that allow access to business records and roving surveillance. The business records provision is found in the controversial Section 215 of the bill, which has been used to justify access to phone records.
  • Jeb Bush Praises Obama’s Expansion of NSA Surveillance

    04/21/2015 6:18:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 4/21/15 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the most glaring myths propagated by Washington — especially the two parties’ media loyalists — is that bipartisanship is basically impossible, that the two parties agree on so little, that they are constantly at each other’s throats over everything. As is so often the case for Washington partisan propaganda, the reality is exactly the opposite: from trade deals to Wall Street bailouts to a massive National Security and Penal State, the two parties are in full agreement on the bulk of the most significant D.C. policies (which is why the leading candidates of the two parties (from America’s...
  • What is the USS Theodore Roosevelt doing in the Gulf of Aden? Nobody knows.

    04/22/2015 1:09:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Charting Course Blog sgberman.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Steve Berman
    [Snip]...But Marie Harf, Queen of Nonsense, insists that the carrier group (carriers never travel alone, by the way, they keep missile frigates, destroyers, Aegis cruisers, tenders, and a few submarines around for security) is only there to “ensure the shipping lanes remain open and safe” — and “not to do anything in terms of those Iranian ships.” Any suggestion to the contrary is “blatantly untrue– so this discreet movement of U.S. assets is for a discreet purpose,” Harf said. To paraphrase what Teddy Roosevelt might say: W.T.F!?
  • If You Crave an Apple Watch, You Probably Voted for Obama

    04/22/2015 12:46:47 PM PDT · by JOAT · 109 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 4-15-2015 | Dan Tynan
    Just over six percent of Americans plan to buy an Apple Watch this year, according to an online poll of 1,829 US adults conducted by Reuters/Ipsos. If accurate, that means Apple could sell as many as 15 million Watches this year, or more than double the total number of smartwatches sold by all manufacturers in 2014. Who are these Watch watchers? Reuter’s interactive polling tool offers an in-depth and occasionally surprising look at the demographics. According to this poll, Apple Watch fans are democratic leaning and college educated, largely male, but not necessarily Caucasian. They own their own homes and...
  • French police foil 'imminent' terror attack in Paris

    04/22/2015 11:52:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/22/2015 | Kim Willsher
    <p>French security services have prevented an “imminent” terrorist attack in Paris and arrested a suspected Islamic extremist, according to the interior minister.</p> <p>The suspect, a university student who appeared to have shot himself in the leg, was taken into custody on Sunday after an arsenal of weapons was found in his car and his lodgings.</p>
  • Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz: Congress Gets Final Say on Trade Pacts

    04/22/2015 9:53:54 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 10:05 AM | Jennifer G. Hickey
    President Barack Obama may have battled with Rep. Paul Ryan during the last presidential election, but today the Wisconsin lawmaker is a critical ally and a leading voice in the effort to secure passage of historic trade deals with Europe and Asia. "There is a lot at stake," said Ryan in a Wall Street Journal op-ed co-authored with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "One in five American jobs depends on trade, and that share is only going to grow. Ninety-six percent of the world's customers are outside the U.S. To create more jobs here, America needs to sell more goods and...
  • Jeb Bush: Deal to advance Loretta Lynch has 'gotta be a win'

    04/22/2015 8:38:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/22/2015 | Nick Gass
    Jeb Bush says that the prospective confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch “sounds to me like a victory” because “getting rid of” current Attorney General Eric Holder has “gotta be a win.” The former governor of Florida said last week that President Barack Obama deserves the opportunity to have the team he wants. He also took shots at Holder then, saying that Republicans should consider that the longer they take to confirm Lynch, the longer he will be in office. “I said that they should have a vote,” Bush told radio show host Michael Medved in an interview Tuesday....
  • Polls: Americans Are Fed Up with Immigration

    04/22/2015 8:38:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 71 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | APRIL 21, 2015
    American opposition to the Obama administration and GOP establishment’s extremist immigration policies is boiling at an all-time high, a broad survey of polls shows. Sixty percent of Americans are displeased with the current levels of immigration, according to Gallup—a decline from 72 percent in 2008, when the country plunged into a recession, but an increase of six percent from 2014. The majority of adults Gallup polled, 39 percent in a plurality, said they wanted to see immigration levels decrease. Gallup presents these numbers through a partisan filter as “fodder” for Republicans, discomforted as they are by the results. According to...
  • Senate headed for raucous debate on Iran (could reach floor today)

    04/22/2015 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2015, 06:33 pm | Jordain Carney
    The Senate could move next week to legislation would create a congressional review process for a nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said Tuesday. “I think it could get here as early as Thursday,” Cardin said, when asked when the legislation would reach the Senate floor. “I don’t think there will be any floor action until next week.” Senators are expected to turn to the Iran legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), after they pass a bill to curb human trafficking and vote on Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general. Corker and Cardin reached a deal on...
  • GOP Pollster: Scott Walker’s Bold New Pro-American Immigration Position ‘Winning Hand’

    04/22/2015 6:24:58 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s new populist pro-American worker position on immigration is “absolutely the winning hand” ... GOP pollster KellyAnne Conway of The Polling Company told Breitbart News ... Tuesday. Conway said of Walker: The left will try to caricature him as union-busting, as anti-worker. This gives him the opportunity to say ‘if you’re for amnesty, you’re anti-worker. What I am is pro-worker. It is anti government corruption. Having public sector union members expect Wisconsin taxpayers pay 100 percent of their benefits, that wasn’t fair.’ It’s a matter of fairness. Allow him to explain all of that as pro-worker not...
  • An Open Letter to Those Who Donated to the LAST Freep-a-thon (Jan-Feb 2015)

    04/19/2015 11:48:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 61 replies
    Personal ^ | 19 Apr 2015 | Xzins
    To: Recent Donors SUBJECT: DO IT NOW Dear Freeper, Free Republic is, in my opinion, the best conservative news and discussion site on the web. It has been the best for so many years running, that I really cannot think of any other site that comes close. I've gone to other news outlets, conservative ones, and they allow you to comment on their articles, there's some possibility of those comments starting a discussion, and with great difficulty one can carry on that discussion. With Free Republic it is automatic. The very nature of the software makes discussion possible, comments findable,...
  • Ted Cruz Says President Obama Is an 'Unmitigated Socialist'

    04/21/2015 12:27:12 PM PDT · by VinL · 126 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 4/21/2015 | David Weigel
    <p>Sub heading- The Republican presidential candidate demolishes the “we need a governor, not a senator” meme.</p>
  • Obama Task Force to Strengthen Immigrant “Integration Infrastructure”

    04/21/2015 12:02:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2015
    President Obama’s Task Force on New Americans has issued its much-anticipated plan to facilitate life in the U.S. for immigrants and refugees by enhancing pathways to naturalization, building welcoming communities and providing “mobile immigration services in underserved communities.” The government-wide initiative aims to “strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration infrastructure.” This includes multilingual media campaigns promoting immigrant rights and other free tools to make life easier in the U.S. and up to $10 million for “citizenship preparation” programs. The goal is to “strengthen civic, economic and linguistic integration and to build strong and welcoming communities,” according to the report issued...
  • Sources: US aircraft carrier, fighter jets shadowing Iranian convoy near Yemen

    04/21/2015 9:57:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/21/2015 | By Lucas Tomlinson
    A U.S. aircraft carrier and its warplanes are shadowing an Iranian convoy approaching Yemen, Pentagon sources told Fox News, amid suspicions that the ships may be carrying weapons for rebel fighters. Sources told Fox News that the USS Theodore Roosevelt is not only tracking the convoy, but also launching F/A-18 Hornets to conduct "manned reconnaissance" of the estimated nine ships in the Iranian convoy. The movements escalate a standoff in the waters off Yemen, even as the U.S. and other world powers are trying to hammer out a diplomatic deal with Iran on its nuclear program. Already, the U.S. and...
  • New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News strike deals for anti-Clinton research

    04/20/2015 11:06:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2015 | By DYLAN BYERS
    The New York Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have made exclusive agreements with a conservative author for early access to his opposition research on Hillary Clinton, a move that has confounded members of the Clinton campaign and some reporters. "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich" will debut on May 5. But the Times, the Post and Fox have already made arrangements with author Peter Schweizer to pursue some of the material included in his book, which seeks to draw connections between Clinton Foundation donations and...
  • Iran rejects US call for ‘anywhere, anytime access’ to military sites

    04/20/2015 7:23:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Press TV ^ | Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:37AM
    Iran has rejected a call by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for unlimited access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the Islamic Republic’s military sites. In a Monday interview with ISNA news agency, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) described Moniz’s demand as “not practical and acceptable.” Behrouz Kamalvandi noted that negotiations aimed at reaching an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program “are still underway,” urging the other side to put forward its views during the talks. Kamalvandi stressed that Tehran will not undertake any commitments beyond “common laws and regulations.” Earlier on Monday,...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu just made the single best argument EVER for the Second Amendment

    04/20/2015 6:38:34 PM PDT · by onyx · 30 replies
    allenwest.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    He’s just so awesome. During a recent address to the IDF General Staff Forum leading up to Israel’s independence Day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “the meaning of independence in my eyes is the ability to defend yourself.” I get it, you get it, and Prime Minister Netanyahu gets it. Our founding fathers got it. And now, the American public not only gets it but is standing up to preserve our individual rights to defend ourselves. The Washington Times reports, “exactly two years after President Obama’s bid for gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died...
  • No, Senator Rubio, Homosexuals Aren't Born that Way

    04/20/2015 5:01:58 PM PDT · by xzins · 190 replies
    AFA ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | Bryan Fischer
    “I don’t believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for a vast and enormous majority of the people. The bottom line is I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with.” ~ Sen. Marco Rubio, April 19, 2015 Marco Rubio has become the latest GOP presidential candidate to stumble badly over the issue of homosexuality. Sen. Rand Paul hurt himself by saying that gay “marriage” is okay, as long as it’s a matter of private contract, a view which will satisfy no one. Dr. Ben Carson hurt himself by asserting that people do change their sexual orientation...
  • Bob Schieffer to Rubio: As president, would you sign immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

    04/20/2015 1:24:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Rubio’s right that this is a hypothetical and that nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now. But Mickey Kaus is right that it’s a darned fine gotcha, a way to gauge how far Rubio’s willing to go in renouncing his signature “achievement” as a senator. What if Rubio defeated Hillary next year and the party’s leadership decided to capitalize by doing something splashy to show Latino voters that the new, Rubio-led GOP was ready to engage them like never before? A bill like the Gang of Eight bill getting past the House isn’t...
  • Evangelicals investigating GOP candidates on gay marriage, abortion

    04/20/2015 12:22:18 PM PDT · by balch3 · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Tired of being duped by conservative-sounding Republican presidential candidates who secretly harbored support for gay marriage, abortion and other socially liberal issues, evangelical pastors plan to investigate the backgrounds of White House hopefuls and their top aides. "Personnel is policy," said David Lane, whose American Renewal Project is working with 100,000 pastors to push 80 million evangelicals and 40 million Catholics who typically don't vote to the polls in 2016 to elect a conservative Republican. "We need to bring these things up on the table," he told Secrets. "Evangelical pastors aren't as much interested in budget issues as they are...
  • State Department Won’t Rule Out $50 Billion ‘Signing Bonus’ For Iran

    04/20/2015 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 56 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 20, 2015 2:20 pm | Adam Kredo
    Largest cash infusion to terror regime in recent memory, experts say The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called “signing bonus” for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds. Experts have said this multi-billion dollar “signing bonus” option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory. A cash release of...
  • Rubio, Norquist Push Back Against Anti-Immigration Groups

    04/20/2015 2:33:13 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 51 replies
    ABC Univision ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Ted Hesson
    Several prominent Republicans are trying to push immigration restrictionist groups to the fringe of the debate by challenging their conservative credentials and attacking their stance on population control, The Washington Post reports. GOP heavyweights like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and power broker Grover Norquist are backing an effort to inform conservatives about the history of groups like the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). (SNIP) Those organizations are now the leading conservative voices against immigration, both legal and illegal, and have received the endorsement of Republicans like Senators Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘Every Aspect of My Life Is in Their Hands — and They Hate Me’

    04/20/2015 2:01:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 309 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | David French
    ‘They came with a battering ram.” Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full...
  • 9/11 COVER-UP?

    04/19/2015 5:23:00 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 274 replies
    Facebook account of Shepard Smith ^ | April 13, 2015 150413 | Shepard Smith
    9/11 COVER-UP? The latest claim isn’t from conspiracy theorists--it’s from a former top US Senator. He says documents prove Saudi Arabia helped pull off the attacks, and that the FBI hid the truth. Shep has details: