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  • Proposed Muslim Cemetery Draws Opposition in Collin County

    08/05/2015 1:50:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 | Ben Russell
    A standing-room only crowd filled the Farmersville High School auditorium Tuesday for a town hall meeting about a proposed Muslim-owned cemetery outside of town. Much of the talk focused on negativity toward, and fear of, Islam. “I don’t like your religion, and I don’t even classify it as a religion,” said one man who spoke at the meeting. “Sometimes evil comes in sheep’s clothing, so that kind of bothers me,” a woman announced. Some residents in Farmersville are upset about plans to build an Islamic cemetery. People arrived Tuesday to a town hall meeting on the topic. (Published Tuesday, Aug....
  • Trump, Cruz, Carson and more: Your guide to scoring the Republican debate

    08/05/2015 1:39:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Juan Williams
    Is this the dumbest idea of the 2016 campaign? Or is it the smartest? The New York Times recently reported that several top Republican donors wanted GOP candidates to boycott the primary debates to signal their distaste for billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Turning their backs on Trump would make news and establish the party’s identity as more than a big, bright platform for Trump. His sensational, barbed attacks on fellow Republicans, immigrants and President Obama have hurt the Republican brand with voters, including independents, Latinos and, most of all, Republicans. But despite his many critics, Trump remains at...
  • Top Immigration Agency Touts ‘Path To Citizenship’ As Means For Blunting Homegrown Terror

    08/05/2015 12:11:00 AM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller (Yahoo) ^ | 4 AUG 2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    The top U.S. immigration agency told a Senate subcommittee it's working to blunt homegrown terrorism by marketing U.S. citizenship to immigrants. The top U.S. immigration agency told a Senate subcommittee it’s working to blunt homegrown terrorism by marketing U.S. citizenship to immigrants. “In furtherance of DHS’s mission to safeguard the homeland, [United States Citizenship and Immigration Services] is committed to fostering integration and community cohesion,” the agency recently told the Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee in records obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • Trump: What You Don't See Is What You Will Get

    08/05/2015 12:02:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2016 | Gene Schwimmer
    ".......This writer will not attempt to dissuade the Trump-o-philes from their ardor. If one’s idea of a Joe-Six-pack-cares-about-guys-like-me-populist is an arrogant brat in grownup clothing, who pulled himself up by the multimillion-dollar bootstraps he received and ultimately inherited from his daddy, a guy who builds luxury apartments that, one suspects, few of his supporters could ever dream of affording, then, by all means, vote for the guy.What this writer can do is show Trump’s supporters – and make it impossible for them to say, should this life-imitates-Elmer-Gantry snake oil salesman become president, that they didn’t know – what they, and...
  • Democrats Need a Scott Walker

    08/04/2015 11:44:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 4, 2016 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    ".....Unions may not matter much in American workplaces anymore but unions represent the main political obstacle to just about every kind of reform: School choice. Entitlements. Pensions. Health care.Even causes that wouldn’t seem union business prompt union opposition. Labor has been the chief obstacle to overhauling California’s notorious Environmental Quality Act—a reform supported by Democrats and environmentalists—because unions like using the law’s excessive paperwork burdens to threaten projects important to employers.Big labor is behind a New Jersey state senator’s proposal last week for a trillion-dollar federal bailout of state and local government pensions—pensions that most federal taxpayers who would be...
  • Editorial: The Donald wearing thin

    08/04/2015 11:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 5, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    One thing about Donald Trump, you don’t have to guess what he’s really thinking … if you can call it that. Republican-for-now presidential candidate Trump has set himself apart – and ahead in the polls – from the crowded field of GOP candidates with his candid tell-it-like-he-sees-it pronouncements, particularly regarding the hot-button issue of immigration – certainly a topic presidential contenders should address. There are an estimated more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. and more than 451,000 deportation cases in U.S. immigration courts. After calling some Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, Trump has now proclaimed that all...
  • Pictures: Tomorrow’s Calais Migrants Make Landfall in Italy in Their Thousands as Crisis Rolls on

    08/04/2015 10:58:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2015 | Oliver Lane
    Over 2,000 migrants have been ‘saved’ by the Italian coastguard over the past three days, just a fraction of the so-called ‘swarm’ presently migrating north through Europe. As illegals attempting to cross the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats to Europe were being rescued, yet more found themselves near the end of their perilous journeys just yards away from the British forward border at Calais, France. Despite significant deployments of riot police, security equipment, and sniffer dogs thousands of desperate attempts to break into the Calais port facilities are still made every night. Britain has deployed 100 new border force guards to...
  • Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors

    08/04/2015 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 5:59 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin
    Maine’s highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti-gay marriage group’s latest bid to shield the identities of the donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the state’s gay marriage law in 2009. The National Organization for Marriage had sought permission to delay submitting a campaign finance report that the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ordered it to file last year when it fined the group $50,250 for its involvement in overturning the law supporting same-sex marriage six years ago. But the Maine Supreme Judicial Court said Tuesday that NOM can’t put off filing the report...
  • Tempers Flare As Huntington Park Appoints Undocumented Immigrants To City Commissions

    08/04/2015 10:15:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 4 AUG 2015
    HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park is making history and not everyone is happy about it. Councilman Jhonny Pineda announced at Monday night’s city council meeting the appointment of two undocumented immigrants as commissioners, CBS2/KCAL9’s Kara Finnstrom reports. “You are out of order!” one woman in the crowd yelled at the councilmembers during the meeting. Some critics say Pineda, who joined the council in March, specifically picked Medina and Zatarain because they worked on his campaign. Others say they don’t believe undocumented immigrants should serve the government this way.
  • ICANN chief warns of potential ‘major problems’ as U.S. prepares to relinquish Web oversight

    08/04/2015 7:13:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | Andrew Blake
    A year away from a historic transition affecting the digital landscape, the head of the organization that regulates Web addresses warns that much still needs to be done to keep the Internet intact, regardless of whether the U.S. relinquishes its oversight as expected. “New mechanisms, new methods of governance, need to be created, and we are yet to figure them out,” Fadi Chehade, CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, told The Washington Times in a recent interview. “If we don’t figure this out, in my opinion, in the next two to three years, we are going...
  • FBI Looks into Security of Clinton’s Private E-Mail System

    08/04/2015 6:41:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, according to two government officials. Also last week, the FBI contacted Clinton’s lawyer, David Ken­dall, with questions about the security of a thumb drive in his possession that contains copies of work e-mails Clinton sent during her time as secretary of state. The FBI’s interest in Clinton’s e-mail system comes after the intelligence community’s inspector general referred the issue to the Justice Department in July. Intelligence officials expressed concern that...
  • "Abominable Evil": An African Perpective on Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 6:18:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 8/4/15 | Obianuju Ekeocha
    Don't get me wrong, I am proud of my cultural heritage which is indeed multi-faceted, rich and profound in many ways, but deep within the traditional practices of my ancestors were some really dark patches that hearing about them even at the tender age of 10 , I could classify these particular practices as primitive, inhumane, incompatible with civilized society. Thankfully, for almost a century now, there has been a new era ushered in with the heralds of the Gospel. For while the beautiful bulk of our cultural heritage has been preserved, my country (Nigeria) has worked hard to eradicate...
  • Slate Makes Great Case in Favor of Right to Bear Arms

    08/04/2015 5:57:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 4, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    An online magazine has made a terrific case in favor of the right to bear arms. Was it an NRA publication? Nope. Perhaps one of the conservative magazines such as National Review or American Spectator? Nope. The magazine was actually Slate. Slate? Yes, liberal Slate magazine has published an article making one of the strongest cases in favor of the right of citizens to bear arms that I have seen in a long time.The strong defense of the Second Amendment came in a speculative Slate article about what would have happened if Germany had attempted to invade the United States...
  • Red Flags Of Corruption Over Huntington Park (California)

    08/04/2015 5:57:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Rule Of Law: Two aliens have been appointed city commissioners in California, an unprecedented institutionalization of illegal immigration. But contrary to reports, the public's mad and red flags of corruption are up. In a page-one headline, the Los Angeles Times hailed the appointment of illegal immigrants to two Huntington Park, Calif., civic commissions as a milestone that "charts a bold path for immigrants." It was booster journalism at its worst, gushing about illegals gaining participatory "rights" in U.S. public life that had supposedly been unjustly denied them. It also stood in stark contrast with the multiple local press reports —...
  • SB 350 — proposes 50-percent fuel cuts for Californians!

    08/04/2015 5:44:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Contra Costa Bee ^ | July 27, 2015
    Take notice if you drive to and from work each day in California. SB 350, known as the California Gas Restriction Act of 2015, (de León) requires a 50% reduction in petroleum, 50% increase in renewables for electricity generation, and a 50% increase in the energy efficiency of buildings by 2030. SB 350 will also grant the Air Resources Board significant authority to adopt regulations that will result in a 50% reduction in petroleum use in cars and trucks by 2030. In short, unelected regulators will be able to limit how far you can drive, ration gas, increase costs, and...
  • Here we go: Senate Dems falling into line to support Obama’s disastrous Iran deal

    08/04/2015 5:41:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    Honestly, I’d much prefer a pure party-line vote in which the GOP’s bid to block the deal goes down in flames rather than some excruciating Senate kabuki where they almost — but not quite — get enough Democratic votes to reach a two-thirds majority. If Chuck Schumer’s going to let his caucus force America to swallow this sh*t sandwich because it would be too embarrassing for poor Barack if they joined Republicans in stopping it, he should have the balls to vote with them. Instead we’re almost certainly going to be treated to a Democratic version of “failure theater,”...
  • Jeb Bush says he 'misspoke' about women’s health being overfunded

    08/04/2015 5:28:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he “misspoke” on Tuesday when he questioned the level of federal funding for women’s health services. “With regards to women’s health funding broadly, I misspoke, as there are countless community health centers, rural clinics, and other women’s health organizations that need to be fully funded. They provide critical services to all, but particularly low-income women who don’t have the access they need,” Bush said in a statement released by his campaign. Bush quickly came under fire on social media for his initial remarks about women’s health funding, with Hillary Clinton calling them “absolutely, unequivocally...
  • 2054 [news of the future]

    08/04/2015 4:59:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/4/15 | Carl Eric Scott
    The news of tomorrow: “Some time this March the 100 millionth abortion in the United States since the Roe v. Wade decision was performed, assuming the so-called O’Bannon model used by the National Right to Life Council to determine the number of abortions is correct.” The news of today: we see a Planned Parenthood worker having a laugh about the day’s catch of aborted fetuses being “all mixed-up together in a bag.” (Around the 10 minute mark of the video David French linked here—and warning: if you go a bit further into the video, the contents of that bag get...
  • No Military Site Inspections?

    08/04/2015 4:54:46 PM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 3, 2015 | Editor
    President Obama says his nuclear deal with Iran depends on verification, not trust. But what if Iran has a very different interpretation of what verification entails than does Mr. Obama? Take Ali Akar Velayati, a top adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who appeared on Al-Jazeera on July 31 and was asked about U.N. inspections of Iran’s military sites. Here’s how he replied, according to the Memri translation service: “Regardless of how the P5+1 countries interpret the nuclear agreement, their entry into our military sites is absolutely forbidden. The entry of any foreigner, including IAEA inspectors or any other inspector,...
  • Heritage Action CEO: Conservatives 'sick' of the GOP [The GOP-E, at least]

    08/04/2015 4:52:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/2/15 | Mark Hensch
    The chief executive of the Heritage Action for America super-PAC said on Sunday that conservative voters are weary of the Republican political establishment. Michael Needham argued that the GOP is alienating its base by ignoring its concerns. “Most Republican voters hate their party, and that’s what needs to be addressed,” Needham told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “People are sick of this,” he said of the political process. “It’s a game.” Needham charged that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is gaining traction with Americans because he is a political outsider. Trump’s freedom from Republican leadership, he added, is...
  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, sparking fight

    08/04/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/04/15
    MANSFIELD, Ohio — A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said. The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland. It contained almost a quarter of an ounce of heroin, over 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco, JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, told the Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/1IDHjVN ). Smith said there have been other instances of drones breaching security and the agency is taking steps to increase...
  • The media's 5 stages of grief over Donald Trump

    08/04/2015 4:28:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Vox ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ezra Klein
    A new Bloomberg poll shows Donald Trump dominating the GOP field with 21 percent of the vote — more than twice what Jeb Bush is pulling in, and 21 times Bobby Jindal's support. Poor Bobby Jindal. The crosstabs aren't online, but Bloomberg's Joshua Green has them, and he's been tweeting out some of the findings. The main takeaway? Trump's support is growing among all factions of the Republican Party. The idea that his supporters are a single kind of Republican — an angry, but marginalized, group — increasingly seems wrong. (TWEETS-AT-LINK)Media coverage of Trump's campaign has been going through something...
  • Judge cited Paxton’s ‘high profile’ case as reason to discard towel for mugshot

    08/04/2015 4:26:26 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/3/15 | Julieta Chiquillo
    Update at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday: A judge cited “the high profile nature” of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal case and his right to a fair trial as reasons to allow him to be photographed without a towel covering his clothes after his arrest, which is policy in Collin County. Paxton faces three felony charges regarding securities violations. District Judge George Gallagher of Tarrant County, who is presiding over Paxton’s case, issued a written order Monday asking Collin County Sheriff Terry Box to not use a towel for Paxton’s jail booking photo. A spokesman with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office had...
  • Obama Gov't Considering Intervening in Favor of PA Terrorists

    08/04/2015 4:04:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/8/15 | Hillel Fendel
    Though a U.S. court awarded 11 American families over $200 million from the PA and the PLO for terror attacks that killed their loved ones, the U.S. government may intervene on behalf of the terrorists. So reports Foxnews.com, in news that was confirmed by one of the lawyers for the families, Kent Yalowitz. The problem from the standpoint of the U.S. is that the damages awarded are so high that they may cause the Palestinian Authority to go bankrupt. However, the government has apparently not asked the PA to save money by stopping its monthly stipends to the very terrorists,...
  • Denmark Bans Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

    08/04/2015 3:54:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28 | Dan Kedrney
    “Animal rights come before religion” Editor’s note: This story was published in error; it incorrectly suggested that Denmark’s ban is new. See correction appended Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals in 2014, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.
  • Democratic governors focus on congressional redistricting

    08/04/2015 3:54:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 6:27 PM EDT | Alan Suderman
    The Democratic Governors Association is looking to give its members a greater say in drawing congressional boundaries during the 2020 redistricting process. The group announced Tuesday that Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock would lead fundraising and other efforts in a new initiative aimed at helping Democrats in 18 targeted states. McAuliffe, a major fundraiser who is close friends with Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton, said the initiative “is about ensuring more Democratic governors can be at the table in 2020 to prevent the kind of far-right gerrymandering we saw in 2010.” …
  • Iran Deal Is Obama's Foreign Policy Obamacare

    08/04/2015 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    resident Obama's sordid Iran nuke deal is looking more and more like the foreign policy version of Obamacare. It's duplicitous, secretive, destructive and legacy-driven, and he's going to have to go full community organizer to get it passed. This deal was born in hell. It is the culmination of Obama's dangerously flawed philosophy that you enhance national security through appeasement. If we can secure a deal with Satan's stepchild, after all, we can remake the globe into the peaceful utopia progressives romantically envision. Never mind that this terrorist theocracy, by its own admission, is immune to rehabilitation. "Death to America,...
  • Dark Money Floods into Hillary Super PAC Sources of Seven-Figure Contribution to pro-Clinton Groups

    08/04/2015 3:52:17 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Full Title:Dark Money Floods into Hillary Super PAC Sources of seven-figure contribution to pro-Clinton group are virtually untraceable A Democrat-aligned super PAC financed by a pair of dark money groups wrote a seven-figure check to Hillary Clinton’s super PAC in June, infusing a key pro-Clinton outfit with money whose sources are virtually untraceable. Fair Share Action (FSA) donated $1 million to pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action in late June, one of eight million-dollar contributions the pro-Clinton group has received so far this year from various sources. FSA also gave $5,000 to another pro-Clinton super PAC in April. The source...
  • Cornyn: No shutdown over Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 3:51:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/15 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) sought Tuesday to quash a growing speculation that Republicans would shut down the government over Planned Parenthood. "We're not going to go there," he said. "I wish there was some way to convince all of you guys that there will be no government shutdown." Cornyn's comments come after a group of House Republicans said they will not back a spending bill that doesn't also defund Planned Parenthood, sparking new talk of a potential shutdown. The administration said last week that President Obama would veto any spending bill that defunded the healthcare provider, but Cornyn downplayed that...
  • Ted Cruz: We Should Shut Down Government if Necessary to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 3:49:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/4/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Yesterday, Senate Democrats defeated an effort to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by filibustering the bill and preventing a vote on it. Republicans were unable to secure the 60 voted needed to invoke cloture and stop debate on the bill, allowing an up or down vote.The Senate voted 53-46 on the cloture motion — failing to get the 60 votes needed to stop the Democratic filibuster against the de-funding measure.Now, some Republicans are saying the House and Senate should look at the possibility of shutting down the federal government in order to de-fund Planned Parenthood. But...
  • McConnell Says No Shutdowns as September Agenda Takes Shape [Another brilliant tactic /s]

    08/04/2015 3:46:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/4/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate Democrats are warning a new shutdown showdown looms in September, even as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated there wouldn’t be any government shutdowns on his watch. “Let me say it again: no more government shutdowns,” the Kentucky Republican said, when asked how he intended to adhere to his pledge made numerous times. “We have divided government. … At some point we’ll negotiate the way forward.” But Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said there have been no such discussions on the path forward for funding the government past Sept. 30, either with him or with President Barack Obama. And New...
  • NEMO police officer arrested for threatening daughter with gun

    08/04/2015 3:45:15 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies
    wgem.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | WGEM Staff
    A part-time Kahoka, Missouri, police officer was arrested Sunday afternoon after threatening her daughter with a handgun, according to court documents. Michele D. Miller, 42, of Memphis, Missouri, is charged with misdemeanor domestic assault. She was released from jail after posting a $2,500 cash-only bond. Court documents state police were called to Miller's residence at 2:45 p.m. after being notified of a dispute with a gun involved. Miller's daughter, who Memphis Police Chief Bill Holland said was a teenager, told police that Miller had returned from a float trip Sunday and was upset that chores were not completed. She said...
  • Perry on PP: There Are Other Ways to Get Things Done Than a Shutdown

    08/04/2015 3:43:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/4/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry stated that there are more ways to get things done other than a government shutdown during a discussion of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network. “We’ve expanded the healthcare for women in the state of Texas through multiple ways. One of which is we’ve passed the most sweeping tort reform in the nation in 2003 that exploded access to healthcare. If you were a pregnant female along the Rio Grande, you had to leave your county to get that prenatal care, no longer is...
  • Chris Christie vows GOP ‘not going to be backed into a corner’ in Planned Parenthood fight

    08/04/2015 3:39:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 8/4/15 | Jon Ward
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in the back seat of his state government SUV on Monday, being ferried between presidential campaign events, when he watched a video newly released by the campaign of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. The two-minute video features Clinton speaking directly to the camera and charging that Republicans are conducting a “full-on assault on women’s health.” Clinton was responding to the push in Congress — supported by the GOP’s large field of presidential candidates — to halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of an anti-abortion group’s release of undercover videos showing Planned...
  • Five Myths About Capital Gains Taxes

    08/04/2015 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    The late, great Jack Kemp, an architect of the Reagan tax cuts, used to say, "Without capital, capitalism is just another ism." Capital is the plants, the machinery, the computers and trucks that businesses invest in to become productive and efficient providers of goods and services. So it's strange that last week Hillary Clinton declared war on capital with her plan to nearly double the capital gains rate for investments held less than six years. The capital gains tax rate fell to 15 percent in the George W. Bush years, was raised 23.8 percent under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton...
  • CNN's Camerota to Head of Pro-Life Group: Critics Say You're 'Violent Extremists'

    08/04/2015 3:35:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/4/15 | Matthew Balan
    On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota forwarded pro-abortion groups's smear of the Center for Medical Progress, which has been releasing the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials admitting that they vary its abortion techniques in order to preserved the organs of unborn babies for medial research. During an interview of David Daleiden, Camerota touted that "critics of your organization...say that you're not journalists, as you purport to be on your website, but rather, you're violent extremists." [video below] The anchor continued that these "critics" also claim that "you are operating under the guise of investigative reporting, but really, you're...
  • They're in -- Fox announces debate roster: Trump leads pack, Perry snubbed

    08/04/2015 3:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | August 4, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    The wait is over. Fox News said Tuesday that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich will all appear on the dais Thursday for the first prime-time debate of the primary season. The seven other major declared candidates -- Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore -- will appear at a debate earlier Thursday evening. The debate in Cleveland marks the beginning of a new stage in the Republican nominating contest, where candidates will likely...
  • Amy Schumer’s Gun-Control Push Could Backfire

    08/04/2015 2:47:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jesse Singal
    It's understandable why people are celebrating the fact that Amy Schumer has, alongside her cousin, New York senator Chuck Schumer, signed onto an effort to enact expanded gun-control laws. Amy Schumer, after all, is a star reaching the peak of her fame, and many progressives have been frustrated at the complete lack of progress on this issue, with many states loosening gun-control laws in the wake of mass shootings rather than tightening them. It seems like a clear victory to have a pop-culture star on the side of vocal gun-control efforts. But there's also a very real chance it could...
  • On Reconsidering the Southern Cause (Flag Thing)

    08/04/2015 2:23:36 PM PDT · by publius911 · 40 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 11, 2015 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    "What I see appears to be a vengeful elimination of any memory or dignity in the South, a dignity the peace after the Civil War thought it wise to allow"
  • US military tests ballistic missile interceptor off Hawaii

    08/04/2015 2:00:04 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Associated Press, Hawaii News Now ^ | Monday, August 3, 2015 | Audrey McAvoy
    HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. military says it has successfully tested an interceptor that can shoot down ballistic missiles as well as airplanes. The Missile Defense Agency said Monday the destroyer USS John Paul Jones tested the technology during a series of flight tests off the Hawaiian island of Kauai over the past week. Raytheon Missile Systems spokeswoman Heather Uberuaga says the tests used a modified version of the SM-6 missile the Navy already uses.
  • Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea

    08/04/2015 1:50:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Auugst 4, 2015 | Staff
    An explanatory news aggregation website sponsored by corporate giant Walmart has accused the United States of engaging in major war crimes against North Korea and defended the rogue nation in a recent blog post. Max Fisher, a writer for the Walmart-sponsored site Vox.com, accused America of doing “something terrible” and “evil” to North Korea in a recent blog post that also defends the DPRK’s anti-American attitudes. “The US did in fact do something terrible, even evil to North Korea, and while that act does not explain, much less forgive, North Korea’s many abuses since, it is not totally irrelevant either,”...
  • Two Illegal Immigrants Appointed to City Commissions in California

    08/04/2015 1:29:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    A lawmaker in Huntington Park, California, has prompted outrage in the community after tapping two illegal immigrants to serve as commissioners on city advisory boards. CBS Los Angeles reported that first-year City Councilman Jhonny Pineda, himself a documented immigrant to the United States, has appointed Francisco Medina to join the city’s health and education commission and Julian Zatarain to sit on the parks and recreation commission. The move makes Huntington Park the first city in the state to appoint illegal immigrants to city commissions. Pineda, who promised when running for his seat to create more opportunities for illegals, championed the...
  • There is absolutely no business in the congress more important than defunding the U.S. Abortion Mill

    08/04/2015 1:19:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
    Aug 4, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    There is absolutely no business currently before the U.S. Congress that is more important than defunding the U.S. Abortion Mill, ie, taxpayer funding of the PlannedParenthood baby grinder. None!! This is the American Holocaust and we the people are being forced to pay for it through our taxes!! Why is Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell allowing any other business to come before the U.S. Senate? Why is he not pounding on his fellow Republican senators 24/7 to end this evil nightmare? Today?!! Why is Republican Speaker John Boehner allowing any other business to come before the U.S. House? Why is...
  • Wisconsin homeschoolers now can play on public school teams

    08/04/2015 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies
    One News Now ^ | August 4, 2016 | Bob Kellogg
    Homeschoolers in Wisconsin will soon be able to participate in public school sports, thanks to a new measure recently signed into law by Governor Scott Walker. Previously, homeschooled students in Wisconsin were not allowed to play on public school sports teams. But Scott Woodruff of the Home School Legal Defense Association says the new law allows them to try out for teams at public schools. “I think for many folks who were initially opposed to it, it was almost kind of a turf issue,” he says. “People thought, Okay, homeschool students might be part of our community, but they don’t...
  • Solar Modules Cause More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than Modern Coal Power Plants! (WTF)

    08/04/2015 8:32:39 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 32 replies
    NotrickZone ^ | 3/25/3014 | P Gosselin
    It turns out that because of the emissions of extraordinarily potent greenhouse gases NF3 and SF6 and energy during the manufacture of solar modules, solar energy ends up being worse for the climate than burning coal (assuming the global warming hypothesis is valid). A Swiss engineer has made a thorough analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the manufacture, transport and operation of solar panels. His conclusion: Ferrucio Ferroni writes here how China is the number 1 manufacturer of solar panels globally and that the production of solar panels there requires immense amounts of electricity, which in China is...
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Big Opportunity to Defund Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | August 4, 2016 | briansikma , Front Page contributor
    From day one of his administration, Gov. Scott Walker (R) has demonstrated a commitment to stewarding taxpayer dollars in a way that prevents them from providing support to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. As a presidential candidate touring the nation, Walker has used his campaign to call for the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood amidst a national debate over the organization’s morally perverse ethics, revealed in shocking videos. In his very first budget, Walker eliminated Title V funding for Planned Parenthood. Title V is a federal block grant that requires matching state contributions for a joint state-federal funding...
  • Rand: A Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood Would be The Dems' Fault

    08/04/2015 12:27:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that if there is a shutdown over Planned Parenthood funding “it would be the Democrats shutting down government” on Tuesday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel.
  • City at War: Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops to quell unprecedented violence

    08/04/2015 12:23:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/04/2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Ten federal agents will join the Baltimore police homicide unit, commanders announced Sunday, after the city followed its deadliest month in decades with a night in which 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident. Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the addition of the special agents from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a "flipping of the script of sorts." "That's a bit unusual because local police departments — and Baltimore is no different — historically send detectives...
  • Shots fired at Camp Shelby soldiers (Unarmed) (MS)

    08/04/2015 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 63 replies
    WLOX ^ | Ryan Moore
    CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - Authorities are searching for two suspects that allegedly fired shots at a group of soldiers at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.
  • Obama to call for Voting Rights Act restoration on law's anniversary

    08/04/2015 11:09:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama will call for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act on its 50th anniversary Thursday, the White House said. Obama will hold a teleconference to commemorate the landmark legislation and call for its renewal, following a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that voided one of its central provisions. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who rose to prominence in the 1960s as a civil rights leader, will participate. The event will allow Obama to draw a sharp contrast with Republicans, many of whom argue some provisions of the 1965 law went too far. It will take...