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  • It's time for Wisconsin to seriously consider tolling

    05/29/2016 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2016 | Patrick Jones
    America's roads and bridges got a real workout in 2015. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, drivers last year logged more miles on our roads than in any year in U.S. history ó more than 3.1 trillion miles ó an increase of more than 3% over 2014. Wisconsin is part of that trend with more than 60 billion of those miles traveled. But, too often, Wisconsinites find themselves idling in traffic or on slow-going, bumpy roads. I'm sure it was not a surprise when a study commissioned by the Local Government of Wisconsin Institute concluded last spring that Wisconsin...
  • Obama Raided $500M for Zika to Finance UNís Green Climate Fund

    05/23/2016 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | Sen. James Lankford
    Last week, the Senate passed legislation to address and prevent the spread of the Zika virus. However, the Senate failed to pay for it, and instead approved a $1.1 billion ďemergencyĒ spending supplemental bill that is not subject to the budgetary caps that were agreed to last year. (Snip) In March, President Obama gave the United Nations $500 million out of an account under bilateral economic assistance to fund the U.N.ís Green Climate Fund. Congress refused to allocate funding for the U.N. Climate Change Fund last year, so the president used this account designated for international infectious diseases to pay...
  • German-funded school in Gaza teaches military training

    05/23/2016 1:27:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16
    A school built in Gaza using German funds is educating their students on hatred and violence for Israel and providing children with military training At the end of March, a Hamas-affiliated news agency distributed a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it. The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them "the fundamental Palestinian national principles" even before they learn to read. The video did not specify the name of the school; however, data collected by the Intelligence and Terrorism...
  • Trump's Message on Super PACS Takes General Election Turn

    05/20/2016 3:34:17 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ali VITALI , Alexandra JAFFE, Katy TUR, Anthony TERRELL and Hallie JACKSON
    Donald Trump has devoted much of his campaign to railing against a corrupt system where politicians must answer to their donors ó and to promising his supporters that he will break that mold.... As more super PACs continue to emerge, ... The candidate won't definitively rule out super PAC funding, instead suggesting that he doesn't want it for himself, but for the Republican Party. "I do love self-funding," he told MSNBC's Morning Joe in April. "... I really won't be asking for money for myself, I'll be asking money for the party." Trump campaign manager, ... is still ruling out...
  • Hereís how to really make America great again

    03/30/2016 12:59:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 17, 2016 | Jeff Reeves
    What the heck is wrong with us? On Wednesday, Washington, D.C.ís entire Metro subway system shut down with almost no notice to perform emergency inspections, just days after a cable fire ďcrippledĒ three lines. The nationís second-busiest rail system has been plagued by safety problems in recent years, including a 2015 incident where smoke from an electrical malfunction killed one person and a deadly 2009 crash on the systemís Red Line that killed nine people. And with a new Metro chief that has been vocal about returning to a culture that puts safety first, many say that Wednesdayís move is...
  • Highway construction dollars, local police protection clash

    03/29/2016 11:09:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Carlisle Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2016 | Marc Levy (AP)
    Call it Pennsylvaniaís highway robbery. A pot of money from a huge increase in fuel taxes and motorist fees under a 2013 law designed to shore up Pennsylvaniaís highways and bridges is not so huge anymore, as a growing amount is getting diverted to the Pennsylvania State Police. Now, alarmed transportation planners, construction firms and engineers are looking at 12-year Department of Transportation projections that show a fattening state police budget consuming more dollars for construction projects. Lawmakers are taking notice, too.
  • Federal cash sustains dream of freeway through Ala. woods

    03/23/2016 10:15:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    E & E Publishing ^ | December 23, 2015 | Sean Reilly
    PINSON, Ala. -- At 8 a.m. on a Saturday, the rumble of bulldozers and other earth-moving equipment was already audible in Ardell Turner's modest home in this rural hamlet north of Birmingham. Not far away, they once mined coal. Now state and local leaders are seeking prosperity through one of the nation's largest and priciest road projects. On planners' maps, the Northern Beltline will be a 52-mile, six-lane interstate that will effectively complete a loop around Birmingham, Alabama's largest city. More than a half-century after the Beltline's conception, work on a small segment began last year within a mile of...
  • The Mask Is Officially Off Ė How Ted Cruz Is Funded By Biggest DC InsidersÖ

    03/19/2016 5:45:14 PM PDT · by Aria · 120 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/19/16 | Sundance
    Now that the presidential race is down to the ¬Ďbrass tacks phase¬í, and with the glaring reality of Team Jeb Bush, Team Mitt Romney endorsement, Team Lindsey Graham endorsement, Team Carly Fiorina endorsement, and the entire DC professional political class aligning themselves with Ted Cruz, it¬ís a good opportunity to highlight the uncomfortable truth for those new to the awakening. A freshman, two-year Senator/Presidential Candidate, Ted Cruz was presented, by intentional Wall Street conduct, as an outsider; as ¬ďa fallacy of false dilemma¬ď. If you don¬ít know what ¬ďfalse choice¬Ē really means, click on the link ‚ÜĎ to read the...
  • Lawmakers Consider Bills on Bikes, Historical Markers, and Skunks

    02/26/2016 10:27:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | February 25, 2016 | Toby Sells
    Tennessee's rule factory is cranking at full tilt, and Nashville lawmakers want to tell Memphians how to pay for bike lanes, what monuments we can move, and whether or not we can own skunks (seriously). No gas tax for bike lanes A new bill would prohibit spending any gas tax revenues on bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, and "other non-vehicular facilities." Portions of the state gas tax are required to go to cities and counties. Those governments sometimes use the gas tax funds for matching dollars to get federal money for bike and pedestrian projects. The new bill says all of...
  • Transportation funding expected to fall $6B short in Pennsylvania

    02/08/2016 12:54:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | Melissa Daniels
    Pennsylvania will be about $6 billion short of being able to fund all the projects legislators promised their constituents during passage of Act 89, the transportation funding bill of 2013. Secretary Leslie Richards will break the news to the Senate Transportation Committee when she testifies Tuesday, according to a copy of her testimony obtained by the Tribune-Review. Pennsylvania's 12-year transportation plan covers about 2,800 projects at a cost of about $34 billion. But that exceeds the $28 billion in revenue projected to come in for that time frame. “The Corbett administration over promised projects by at least $6 billion compared...
  • Bombshell: Obama to cut border surveillance in half

    02/05/2016 11:30:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 81 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to cut 50 percent of the budget for aerial surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border, agents revealed at a congressional hearing Thursday. In an effort to understand why DHS is cutting funding, Texas's Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, wrote a bi-partisan letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. "Any decrease in aerial observation is not only imprudent, but contradicts the very mission of border security enforcement," the letter states. The lawmakers' letter also asks for detailed information about the reduction aerial-based border security, also known as Operation Phalanx. Abbott and...
  • Congress Passes Long-Term Highway Bill Including Heller‚Äôs I-11 Extension

    02/02/2016 1:10:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    KOLO News Now 8 ABC ^ | December 3, 2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) ‚ÄĒ After years of stymied efforts to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday ‚ÄĒ a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects, safety improvements and union demands to gain overwhelming support. The bill was approved 359 to 65 in the House, and 83 to 16 in the Senate. The bill now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature.
  • What you needed to know about Wilson-Fish (refugee resettlement by NGO's with your tax dollars)

    01/19/2016 3:57:02 AM PST · by x_plus_one · 5 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 27 May 2014 | Ann Corcoran
    If you live in one of the following 11 states you should be paying close attention to how the program is run in your state and begin questioning whether the federal government has the constitutional authority to pass off a federal program to a non-profit group which effectively eliminates, or nearly eliminates, any state control of how state tax dollars are spent. Do you live in one of these Wilson-Fish states? Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee or Vermont. ***Update*** There are 12 W-F states at this time (Oct. 2015): Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho,...
  • Donald Trump Vows to Slash Funding for Education, EPA

    01/12/2016 2:30:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | 1/11/16 | Heather Haddon
    MANCHESTER, N. H. - Republican Donald Trump on Monday said he would slash funding for the federal education department and Environmental Protection Agency if elected president. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal and New Hampshire's WMUR at a local diner here, the celebrity businessman said he would do "tremendous cutting" of the federal government if elected. Education policy, he said, should be returned to the states, and he said he would end the Common Core education standards, which conservatives view as federal overreach. "Education should be local and locally managed," said Mr. Trump, who also criticized the administration's...
  • There They Go Again: Liberals Claim Bogus Education Funding Cuts

    01/04/2016 11:16:37 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/2/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The headline atop a press release from the Michigan League for Public Policy is clear enough: ‚ÄúMichigan still lags significantly behind nation in per pupil funding.‚ÄĚ But easily accessible data proves the headline wrong. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures, Michigan‚Äôs ranking among the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) for per pupil spending is 23rd. There are 28 states that spend less per pupil than Michigan and, when adjusted for per capita income, Michigan ranks in the top ten for per pupil spending. Claiming that funding of K-12 education in Michigan is somehow singularly deficient has...
  • Legislator's highway plan includes toll road interstates

    12/21/2015 12:53:47 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Lebanon Reporter ^ | Decembe 19, 2015 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Maintaining the state‚Äôs roads and bridges is work fraught with obstacles and hazards. It doesn‚Äôt daunt Ed Soliday, a retired pilot and safety expert who loves telling stories and spinning metaphors. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm evangelist, and may 1,000 angels sing when somebody comes to see the light,‚ÄĚ said Soliday, Republican chairman of the House Roads and Transportation Committee, who aims to convince fellow lawmakers to set aside politics in search of sustainable road funding. Don‚Äôt queue the music just yet. Soliday‚Äôs ideas for raising cash for deteriorating roads and bridges include some politically unpalatable proposals, such as tax hikes and...
  • Why you should know what happened in Freddie Gray‚Äôs life - long before his death (lead paint)

    12/20/2015 5:04:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 12/18/15 | Janell Ross
    **SNIP** Then consider this: Lead paint exposure is a widespread national problem, concentrated most heavily in the nation's low-income communities. And government efforts to remove lead paint from public and privately owned housing remains woefully below levels that most child and environmental health experts think truly necessary to eliminate the issue. In fact, the nation's lead paint abatement programs are among those that experienced a budget cut due to sequestration and subsequent federal cost reduction efforts. And that happened even though some public health experts believe that concerted national efforts to reduce widespread lead exposure - such as removing lead...
  • Paul Ryan Betrays America: $1.1 Trillion, 2,000-Plus Page Omnibus Bill Funds

    12/17/2015 5:13:22 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 16, 2013 | y STEPHEN K. BANNON & JULIA HAHN
    (1) Ryan Omnibus Fully Funds DACA Presidents 2012 amnesty quietly continues to churn out work permits and federal benefits for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. Paul Ryan bill funds entirely this 2012 executive amnesty for ‚ÄúDREAMers‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒor illegal immigrants who came to the country as minors .(2) Ryan Omnibus Funds Sanctuary Cities (3) Ryan Omnibus Funds All Refugee Programs (4) Ryan Omnibus Funds All of the Mideast Immigration Programs That Have Been Exploited by Terrorists in Recent Years (5) Ryan Omnibus Funds Illegal Alien Resettlement On page 917 of Ryan‚Äôs omnibus a section titled Refugee and Entrant Assistance funds the...
  • Jeff Sessions Exposes Ryan‚Äôs, McConnell‚Äôs Plans to Fund Syrian Refugees:

    12/10/2015 11:39:58 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 10,2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Full Title Exclusive ‚ÄĒ Jeff Sessions Exposes Ryan‚Äôs, McConnell‚Äôs Plans to Fund Syrian Refugees: ‚ÄėIt‚Äôs Going To Be Jammed Through‚Äô ‚ÄúThe president on the refugee policy has unlimited powers,‚ÄĚ Sessions told Hannity. All he has to do is tell Congress what he intends to do. So he‚Äôs now talking about not‚Ķ 10,000 next year but 30,000‚ÄĒhe could go to 50 or 100,000 if he chose‚ÄĒand Congress has put itself in a position to fund whatever level he decides. So I think it‚Äôs important, as Congressman [Brian] Babin has talked about, to take a stand on this and control this. We...
  • Jeff Sessions leads the charge to cut funds for refugee resettlement on Senate side [Omnibus]

    12/04/2015 6:14:46 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    refugeeresettlementwatch ^ | Dec 2 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Go here for all the latest on the House side where blogger Richard Falknor is tracking it at Blue Ridge Forum. Here is the news yesterday at World Net Daily from reporter Leo Hohmann with a catchy title: 'New date that will live in infamy: December 11′ Despite all the tough talk by Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leaders in Congress about Syrian refugees and the need for better screening, the true intent of those leaders will be laid bare on Dec. 11. That's the day that a catch-all "omnibus" budget bill is scheduled to be voted on in the...
  • US, Russia Must Start Investigation Into Islamic State Sponsors - Kremlin

    11/12/2015 3:05:10 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11-12-2015 | Sputnik
    The United Sates and Russia should carry out investigations into the origins of Islamic State funding, exposing the entities contributing to the extremist group's rise, Kremlin's Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov said on Thursday. No state can function efficiently without taking part in counteracting corruption and preventing the funding of terror groups, Ivanov stated, adding that the issues would be discussed during the upcoming G20 summit in Turkey. "The USA-led initiative, with Russia's active involvement, of investigating ISIL funding sources should become the start, rather than a conclusion, of an appropriate effort to implicate certain states, individuals and companies engaged...
  • MS Initiative 42 LOST

    11/04/2015 9:35:01 AM PST · by securityMama · 12 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. ‚Äď Mississippi voters rejected any change to the state constitution to bolster public school funding, defeating Initiative 42 on Tuesday.
  • Judge orders Jindal to restore funding to Planned Parenthood

    10/30/2015 8:04:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    A federal judge has ordered Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal to restore state payments to Planned Parenthood, making Louisiana the second state blocked from defunding the group.U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ruled Thursday that Jindal couldn't cancel the state’s Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over allegations the group is facing related to its fetal tissue donation program, according to The Associated Press.Planned Parenthood clinics in Louisiana do not perform abortions and do not accept fetal tissue donations.DeGravelles, who was appointed by President Obama last year, had previously delivered a temporary ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood. Jindal, who is running for...
  • VANITY - My plan to win the funding debate.

    10/27/2015 5:38:19 PM PDT · by nitzy · 7 replies
    Vanity | 10/27/15 | Me
    I posted this in another thread but I would like to know (besides the obvious reason of (R) cowardice) why this plan wouldn't work? 1.) The House passes a budget that defunds amnesty, defunds PP, defunds the Iran deal, defunds Obamacare. 2.) The Senate attempts to vote on it. 3.) The Democrats filibuster. 4.) The deadline passes. 5.) The government shuts down. 6.) The Republicans "change the rules of the Senate" so that budget bills cannot be filibustered after the government is shut down. 7.) The Senate passes the budget. 8.) Obama vetoes the budget. 9.) The Republicans take to...
  • Infanticide and Planned Parenthood

    10/15/2015 3:54:46 PM PDT · by dvan · 3 replies ^ | October 14, 2015 | Scott Pate
    in∑fan∑ti∑cide noun 1. the crime of killing a child within a year of birth. † 2. a person who kills an infant, especially their own child. † † Many in our country would argue that life in the womb of an animal is much more valuable than that of a human. † Letís begin with some statements from the heart of Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger. † "The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."†Margaret Sanger,†Women and the New Race;(Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923) † On blacks, immigrants and...
  • Meteorite-hunting scientists stunned by crowd-funding support after government grants dry up

    09/08/2015 9:41:46 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    Australian Broadcasting ^ | 3/2/2015 | Loretta Florancestry
    A group of scientists who travel to the Nullarbor to collect meteorites have received thousands of dollars from the public after they were unable to secure a government grant for their research. Since 2007, when PhD student Alastair Tait and his team from Melbourne first began their 3,400-kilometre road trips to the desert, they claimed to have found more than 20 per cent of Australia's recorded meteorites. Their research findings have been published in international journals, including Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta and Meteoritics and Planetary Science.
  • Digging into Northeast neglect

    08/22/2015 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun
    It may have escaped the attention of Baltimoreans but things have gotten a little testy in the New York-New Jersey area in recent weeks over the state of century-old rail tunnels running under the Hudson River. The deteriorating condition of the tunnels is threatening Amtrak and other rail service, but how to pay for a $14 billion-plus replacement has proven a challenge. Unfortunately, that's not just a problem for New York City but for Baltimore and other stops along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the nation's most heavily traveled railway handling more than 750,000 passengers a day. The stations in Baltimore and...
  • Three More States End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 11:37:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 5:00 PM EDT | Abigail Wilkinson
    Three more statesóAlabama, Louisiana, and New Hampshireóhave cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood (PP) in the wake of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show PP officials negotiating over the sale of aborted baby organs and tissue. The three are the latest states to defund the nationís largest abortion provider. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended state funding of abortion-performing facilities, including Planned Parenthood, in 2011. According to LifeSiteNews, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas also prohibit state funds from going to any facility that performs abortions. Ö
  • Jeb Bush was director of philanthropy that gave tens of millions to Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 2:43:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Life Site ^ | 07/30/15
    Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of "unrestricted access to abortion" around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the vision of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He resigned from the board at the end of 2014 to prepare his presidential campaign. While a...
  • The Telemachus Moment: ďIn the name of Jesus Christ, Stop!Ē

    08/09/2015 6:21:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/15 | Lt. Col. (P) Bill Connor
    I would encourage all Americans to watch the Planned Parenthood videos and face the stark reality of a practice we are funding In the year 402 A.D., a diminutive monk named ďTelemachus,Ē then living in the hinterland of the Roman Empire, felt a call to leave his obscure monastery and visit the city of Rome. He didnít know why, but he believed he was following Godís leading. Upon entering the city, Telemachus was pushed along by the crowds into the Colosseum where gladiatorial contests were being held to celebrate the recent victory over the Gauls. Telemachus had never witnessed a...
  • Boehner: Short-term bill likely to avoid shutdown

    07/24/2015 5:09:09 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that Congress will likely have to take up a stopgap funding bill in September to avoid a government shutdown. Lawmakers are expected to leave Washington next week for the month-long August recess and won't return until the Tuesday after Labor Day. That leaves a limited number of days for Congress to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1. "Itís pretty clear, given the number of days weíre going to be here in September, that weíre going to have to do a [continuing resolution] of some sort. But no decision has been made about that....
  • I-74 Bridge Project in Jeopardy of Coming ďto a HaltĒ

    07/20/2015 10:12:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    WQAD 8 ^ | July 11, 2015 - updated July 13 | Angie Sharp and Jonathan Ketz
    Construction on the new Interstate 74 Bridge is supposed to be done by 2020, but money Ė and time Ė is running out. On Saturday, July 11th, 2015, Representative Cheri Bustos visited the Quad Cities to meet with local leaders about federal funding. Right now, Congress is trying to pass a highway bill to fix and fund our areaís infrastructure. However, if they donít find a solution by July 31st, 2015, federal funding for those projects Ė like the I-74 Bridge Ė will end. Monday, July 13th, 2015, a spokesman for Bustos said that if federal funding for the project...
  • Private school parents: 100-day requirement for voucher money isnít fair (Nevada)

    07/18/2015 6:26:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 17, 2015 | Ian Whitaker
    Parents of private school students donít want to put their children in public school for 100 days to be eligible for Nevadaís new voucher program. That was the general consensus of four hours of public comment at a Friday hearing on the new law. Parents urged lawmakers to figure out another way to determine eligibility for the program, which currently requires students be enrolled at a public school for 100 days before their parents can receive money. SB302, passed by legislators this year, says families can receive around $5,000 each year per student to use on things like private school...
  • Rick Perry Solves Sanctuary Cities

    07/10/2015 9:52:40 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 25 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 7/9/15 | Staff
    ďIn Texas, we have a long history of welcoming immigrants from all over the world, immigrants who have helped make our economy the strongest in the country,Ē former Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry said today. ďItís not fair that some people try to jump the immigration line by coming across our border illegally. One of the core responsibilities of the federal government is to secure the border. As the recent tragedy in San Francisco has shown us, itís important for the federal government and local governments to be able to cooperate to apprehend illegal immigrants with criminal histories....
  • Israeli Embassy Complains over French Funds to Flotilla NGO

    06/29/2015 12:40:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    Israel's embassy in France has formally complained to the French government, following an Arutz Sheva report which revealed Paris is funding at least one of the extremist organizations involved in coordinating the anti-Israel "Freedom Flotilla III" to Gaza. The flotilla is attempting to breach the IDF's blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory, which the 70-odd anti-Israel activists taking part claim is "illegal." In 2011, however, the UN's Palmer Report ruled that the blockade was in fact an entirely legal means for Israel to prevent weapons and rocket-making equipment from being smuggled into Gaza. Last week Arutz Sheva revealed that among the...
  • Gov. allots funding for local road improvement

    06/25/2015 7:53:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies ^ | June 25, 2015 | Governor Larry Hogan
    ANNAPOLIS, MD Ė Following through on his campaign pledge to provide funding for highways and state-owned local roads, Governor Larry Hogan today announced $1.97 billion for highways and bridges from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore. The priority projects, which will get underway by 2018, include $1.35 billion in new projects going to construction and $625 million in preserved projects. The $1.35 billion in new projects includes $845 million for major projects and $500 million to fix bridges and improve roads. ďToday, Iím delivering on my promise to provide nearly $2 billion in funding to our highways and bridges across...
  • Wall Street is getting tired of funding socially conservative Republicans running for president

    06/13/2015 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 77 replies
    Business Insider / Yahoo ^ | June 13, 2015 | Linette Lopez
    For years, when it came to presidential candidates, Wall Street made huge compromises in order to support the Republican Party. The money men in New York City set aside their socially liberal views in order to support fiscally conservative candidates because that was the only way to get on the same page as the GOP base. The result has been a series of candidates Wall Street's big donors didn't really want. It seems those donors are getting tired of that outcome.
  • Bennett Cuts Funding For Terror-Glorifying Play

    06/09/2015 3:04:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Tuesday that he has decided to cut state funding for a play by an Arab theater about a terrorist who murdered an IDF soldier. "I've ordered the relevant people in the education ministry to immediately remove the play from the culture basket," he said of the state-funded selection of cultural events intended for youths. Bennett was referring to the play "The Parallel Time" by Almidan, an Arab theater in Haifa. The play tells the story of Walid Daka, an Arab-Israeli imprisoned for abducting and murdering Israeli soldier Moshe Tamam in 1984. "Israeli citizens won't...
  • House GOP moves to punish State Dept. over Benghazi delays

    06/04/2015 1:25:15 PM PDT · by kidd · 26 replies
    Ritter / AP ^ | June 2, 2015 | MATTHEW DALY
    Following through on a threat, House Republicans on Tuesday proposed cutting the State Department's budget to protest its slow response in producing documents related to the investigation of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya
  • GOP Reps To Block DOJís Backdoor Gun Control

    06/03/2015 3:03:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/03015 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 31 Breitbart News reported the DOJís plans to circumvent Congress with Ďmore than a dození new gun control regulations. These include new limitations on who can buy or possess guns, new reporting requirements for gun dealers, and new controls on certain types of firearms. The controls also add a whole new category of persons who have to undergo background checks when estates hold National Firearm Act guns in trust. But House Republicans are planning to stop the backdoor gun control push via riders attached to funding legislation now under consideration. According to The Hill, the GOP-attached riders mean...
  • Vanity - Just Think About This - 3 June 2015

    06/03/2015 7:17:08 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 16 replies
    June 3, 2015 | Me
    It's not my job, but I wanted to put this out there in FReeperland: It is taking almost the full quarter of the FReepathon to reach its goal of $88k. On the FR home page it says: "Over 300,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic since inception in 1996 "So, why is it that only certain people are willing to put out the money to keep the doors open? Are the rest of the 300,000 liberals and democrats, who are here just to spy on us?Seriously folks, if everyone put up a dollar, FR would have no...
  • Judge digs deeper into House GOP's lawsuit against Obama

    06/01/2015 11:04:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    A federal judge who is hearing a lawsuit from House Republicans against President Obama is requesting more information about a funding dispute at the center of the case. The House argues the president overstepped his executive authority by using money for ObamaCare that was not appropriated by Congress. The administration initially requested the funds to be appropriated for the healthcare law, but says it later realized the money was already available under permanent mandatory spending. The funding question is at the heart of House v. Burwell, a case that is now in the hands of Judge Rosemary Collyer, an appointee...
  • Dem rep: Amtrak needs $117 'billion with a B'

    05/16/2015 3:19:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) estimated Saturday that Amtrak would require $117 billion for improvements to its Northeast Corridor following a fatal crash on that line earlier this week. ďIf weíre going to have passenger rail, weíre going to need to make it safe and make it efficient,Ē he told The Billy Penn. ďItís going to require investment,Ē he added, predicting Amtrak would need $117 ďbillion with a BĒ for reaching optimal safety and speed along its Northwest Corridor. Fattah, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, criticized Republicans for opposing additional funding measures for Amtrak. ďOne party thinks...
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • Race, Socioeconomics and Funding

    05/14/2015 7:51:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2015 | Nick Kowalski
    At the South by Southwest education conference in Austin, Texas recently, on a panel entitled ďWhatís Next for Access and Affirmative Action?Ē administrators such as Anne-Marie Nunez from the University of Texas (UT) system revealed some of their thought processes. Nunez, an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UT, San Antonio, explained that one of her projects included an initiative designed for Latina immigrants in California. When ďunderrepresented minority studentsĒ were instructed ďto think about sociopolitical issues,Ē they ďbegan to build more of a sense of entitlement,Ē she said, adding that it is ďa different kind of...
  • Singer Cher rips GOP over Amtrak funding (Airhead Cher)

    05/13/2015 5:08:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Singer Cher criticized Republicans on Wednesday for cutting Amtrakís funding after one of its trains crashed the night before. ďHrs ago, Republicans chose 2 cut Some of The meager Funds, 4 AMTRAK!!Ē Cher tweeted. ďThey did this EVEN AFTER the Train Crash & loss of Life, last nite!!Ē she said. ďMajority of GOP congressmen & senators donít give a flying Fk about the wellbeing of Americans,Ē Cher said in a separate tweet. ďThey defund Everything PPL DESPERATELY NEED.Ē Cherís remarks followed Northeast Regional Train 188ís derailment in Philadelphia late Tuesday. The House hit Amtrak with reductions Wednesday as part...
  • Let Our Cities Move (by Bill DeBlasio and Mick Cornett)

    05/13/2015 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 13, 2015 | Bill DeBlasio and Mick Cornett
    EVERY day, millions of Americans rely on a remarkable network of roads, bridges, subways, trains and buses to connect us to work, school and opportunity. But our transportation system, once the envy of the world, is in jeopardy. In New York City, subways and buses are overcrowded and often unreliable, and roadways and bridges are in dire need of repair and rehabilitation. From the next phase of the Second Avenue subway to plans to connect the Metro-North Railroad to Pennsylvania Station, to the proposed new subway line under Utica Avenue in Brooklyn, there isnít a short- or long-term expansion project...
  • GoFundMe Pulls Page For #Baltimore Cops, But They Leave Up Page Raising Money For Looters

    05/03/2015 9:43:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies | 2015-05-03 | Weasel Zippers
    Go Fund Me pulled the page that the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police had put up to support the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The reasoning was because they had been charged with crimes, which violated the Go Fund Me rules.It allegedly violated this provision:ďCampaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory actsĒSo then why is this page still up? It is set up specifically to support charged looters, three people in particular, including one who was charged for busting up a police car, Allen Bullock (see pictures)....
  • Letís Use GoFundMe to Start a New Fund Raising Website

    05/04/2015 7:36:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 5-4-15 | Gary Demar
    Letís establish a funding site and use GoFundMe to finance the startup. That way, money can be raised for conservative causes and keep the money in conservative hands. There's nothing in GoFundMeís ever-changing rules that would stop a funding program to start a competing funding company.
  • Report: IRS Deliberately Cut Its Own Customer Service Budget

    04/22/2015 6:49:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 22, 2015 | John McCormack
    If you tried to contact the IRS with a question about your taxes this year, chances are you didn't get a response. The IRS estimated that it would only answer 17 million of the 49 million calls received this filing season. Taxpayers lucky enough to have the IRS answer their calls waited an average of 34.4 minutes for assistance--nearly double the wait time last year (18.7 minutes). IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has blamed the IRS's "abysmal" customer service on congressional budget cuts--funding is down $1.2 billion from its 2010 peak--but a new congressional report points the finger back at the...