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  • Wall St. Drops After Strong Jobs Report Spurs Fears of an Earlier Rate Increase by Fed

    03/06/2015 12:29:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/06/2015
    News of a burst of hiring last month sent bond prices lower and the dollar higher in early trading on Friday, while the stock market opened lower. Apple rose 1 percent after it was announced that the company would be joining the Dow Jones industrial average, replacing AT&T. AT&T fell 1 percent. KEEPING SCORE The Dow fell 0.98 percent and the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index was down 0.85 percent. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 0.60 percent. MORE JOBS United States employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above...
  • The Great SCOTUS Guilt Trip

    03/06/2015 12:18:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, we just had the news from The Atlantic that if you eat three square meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, that you are racist. That the habit, the tradition, the behavioral idea of three meals a day was brought to this country, brought to the New World, brought to America, by evil white racist Europeans, and that when they arrived here they found Native Americans at one with nature who graze. They basically ate when they felt like it or when they wanted to or when they had something and that was it. There were no such...
  • Pelosi shows Democrats how to wield power despite House GOP majority

    03/06/2015 12:03:03 PM PST · by Mariner · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 6th, 2015 | By Sean Sullivan
    Nancy Pelosi had a plan. Democrats were outnumbered, obviously, and she no longer had the power to impose her will the way she did when she was speaker of the House. But neither did the current speaker, John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). With a partial Department of Homeland Security shutdown looming, Pelosi saw a way to torpedo Boehner, and get exactly what she and other Democrats wanted for President Obama. The plan was simple: when Boehner needed her the most, she would not be there for him. She explained her plan to Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) in a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Common AR-15 Green Tip Ammunition Already Banned in New ATF Regulation Guide

    03/06/2015 11:50:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    On Friday February 13 at 4:00 pm, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms released a proposal to ban commonly used M855 "green tip" AR-15 ammunition under the guise of law enforcement safety. The same day the proposal was released, on a Friday of a three day holiday weekend, ATF opened up a shortened 30-day period for the public to submit comments about the new regulation. But it turns out, ATF has been working on a ban of AR-15 "green-tip" ammunition for quite some time and has already issued the ban in its new, 2014 Regulation Guide. For reference,...
  • Ted Cruz’s healthcare sham: Repealing Obamacare and replacing it with nothing (Marxists Crying!)

    03/06/2015 11:05:53 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Salon ^ | 03/06/2015 | Simon Maloy
    One of the biggest criticisms of the GOP when it comes to healthcare reform is that, for all their blustering and fulminating against the Affordable Care Act, they just can’t seem to put together a coherent plan of their own. The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent leafed through his calendar this morning and discovered that Republicans have promising to unveil their big Obamacare replacement for 50 months, a gestation period that is about twice as long as that of actual, real-live elephants. Instead of substantive plans, they give us vague notions of plans spelled out in newspaper Op-Eds. Typically they don’t...
  • Obama Says Other Police Departments Are Racist In First Remarks On Ferguson

    03/06/2015 11:02:09 AM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | March 06, 2015
    Obama Says Other Police Departments Are Racist In First Remarks On Ferguson President Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement. Obama said improving civil rights and civil liberties with police is one of the areas that 'requires collective action and mobilization' 50 years after pivotal civil rights marches brought change to the country. The president made his first remarks about this week's Justice Department report of racial bias in Ferguson, which found officers routinely...
  • CNN BReaking: NJ Sen. Menendez to be Charged with CORRUPTION!

    03/06/2015 11:01:33 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    CNN | 3-6-2015 | TCRLAF
    Influence peddling on behalf a Medicare Fraud doctor, in return for donations.
  • The making of Scott Walker, statesman [here come the long knives]

    03/06/2015 10:50:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    On a recent Monday at Washington’s Willard InterContinental Hotel, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was schooled on the world by some of the GOP’s leading foreign-policy lights. In a two-hour tutorial, seated around a table in the Taft Room sipping sodas and coffee, they used detailed regional maps to lead the likely presidential candidate on a tour of the globe’s hot spots: Israel and the Middle East, Latin America, Russia and Ukraine.​ The reason for Walker’s crash course was urgent: He has not impressed many leading Republicans with his grasp of foreign affairs. He drew mockery from members of both parties...
  • The Danger Lurking in a Possible Supreme Court Victory for Obamacare ("President Ted Cruz")

    03/06/2015 10:20:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Nation ^ | March 5, 2015 | George Zornick
    When the Supreme Court heard arguments in King v. Burwell on Wednesday, it was forced to consider whether just a few words in the Affordable Care Act—“exchange established by the state”—meant that people living in states with federal exchanges shouldn’t be receiving any subsidies to buy health insurance. If the justices ultimately don’t think the language is clear either way, they could still invoke what’s known as the Chevron deference to uphold Obamacare in its current form. In 1984, Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council established a precedent that courts should defer to relevant agencies if a legislative text does...
  • Lew to Congress: US hits debt limit on March 16, must be raised ASAP

    03/06/2015 10:13:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06 Mar 2015 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, but would begin taking "extraordinary measures" to finance the government on a temporary basis, according to the U.S. Treasury. In a Friday morning letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that his office will be forced to suspend the issuance of State and Local Government Series securities on Mar. 13 unless the debt limit is decreased. "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his letter. The...
  • Why the government should fund research into finding a replacement for alcohol

    03/06/2015 7:34:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | March 5, 2015 | Ryan Cooper
    Research into recreational drugs still carries a bad rap, following the anti-drug crusades of the Reagan years and beyond. But such research may be one of the most important scientific investigations happening today. Here's why: the most popular recreational drugs, particularly alcohol, are atrocious. If pharmaceutical chemists could invent a less toxic replacement for alcohol, the social benefits could be enormous. Despite the common phrase "drugs and alcohol," which seems to imply that alcohol is merely in a related category, alcohol is definitely a drug. Indeed, as Mark Kleiman writes, alcohol is more like the ur-drug: the oldest, most common,...
  • Guilt by Association:Facebook Pics Could Help Send a Young Man to Prison for Life

    03/06/2015 10:01:35 AM PST · by Theoria · 65 replies
    Voice of San Diego ^ | 04 March 2015 | Sara Libby
    Aaron Harvey was leaving his Las Vegas apartment to get some food one day in July 2014, when, suddenly, “man, Seal Team 6 came out of nowhere, pretty much. Guns drawn, dogs, helicopters.” It was the U.S. Marshals, who’d come to take Harvey back to San Diego. “They told me that I was wanted for murders in the state of California,” Harvey said. “I laughed. I started laughing. I told ‘em, ‘You’ve got the wrong guy.'” Harvey isn’t charged with murder, though. That’s precisely why his case is so controversial. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is using an obscure criminal statute,...
  • Susan Rice replaces Rahm Emanuel as White House ‘F bomb’ czar

    03/06/2015 10:00:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 6, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice has developed a reputation among those who work with her for harshly criticizing people by using the “F bomb,” according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with two exchanges. The first case involved a 2013 White House meeting between Ms. Rice and Gen.Keith Alexander, who was director of the National Security Agency, regarding NSA spying on foreign leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to one senior U.S. official, Ms. Rice opened the conversation with the four-star general, now retired, with: “Why the [expletive] are you listening to Angela Merkel’s phone...
  • PHOTOS: Union protest signs show what Scott Walker’s lived with for four years

    03/06/2015 9:47:36 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 14 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 3/6/15 | Media Trackers
    MADISON, Wis. – With Wisconsin almost certain to become the nation’s 25th Right to Work state within the next week, union attempts to protest the legislation have fallen flat in comparison to Wisconsin’s 2011 Act 10. With 62% of Wisconsinites supporting Right to Work — a number that increases to 77% when Right to Work is further explained — and 71% supporting the policy nationwide, unions have attempted to play the victim card to stop the legislation from becoming law.
  • German Parliament approves quota for female directors

    03/06/2015 9:26:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 8:03 AM EST | Geir Moulson
    Germany’s Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe’s biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year. The quota will apply to the directors of more than 100 listed companies, though not to their management boards. Another 3,500 firms will be required to set targets of their choosing to raise the number of female directors and women in other leadership positions. […] Lawmakers from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition of conservatives and Social Democrats backed the legislation Friday. Opposition lawmakers, who argued that it didn’t go...
  • Democrats' only choice? Defend Hillary Clinton

    03/06/2015 9:23:55 AM PST · by fifedom · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | March 5, 2015 | Gloria Borger
    Democrats don't actually have the luxury of standing by and seeing how this all plays out. Hillary Clinton is their candidate; their putative nominee. Over the past six years, there's been a sharp structural decline of elected Democrats everywhere below the presidential level. Sure, we all know about how the Republicans regained control of the Senate in 2014, but what about the fact that blue-state governors fell like tent poles? Or that GOP governors now outnumber the Democrats by almost two-to-one, 31 to 18. Or that Republicans have complete control of nearly three times as many state legislatures as the...
  • Obama: Spirit of Selma Requires Replacing Black People with Illegal Aliens

    03/06/2015 9:10:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/06/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO According to Brooklyn Borough President, the spirit of Selma is about adding Muslim holidays to the school calendar. According to Obama, it’s about replacing black workers with illegal aliens through amnesty. Obama invoked the “spirit of Selma” to justify his executive amnesty policies Friday in an interview with Sirius XM’s Joe Madison.“The notion that some kid that was brought here when he was two or three years old might somehow be deported at the age of 20 or 25 even though they’ve grown up as American, that’s not who we are,” Obama said.“That’s not...
  • Where are the jobs? America’s new leisure class

    03/06/2015 9:04:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/06/2015 | Peter Morici
    To listen to President Obama, the U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders. Yet it is hardly creating jobs at a breakneck pace, and too many able-bodied men have grown lazy and show no interest in working. Friday, economists expect the Labor Department to report 230,000 jobs were added in February—down from 336,000 averaged the prior three months. Economists at Wells Fargo expect the pace for the entire year to be only 224,000. The culprits remain slow growth, and Obama’s attempts to remedy income inequality with government programs that fail to lift millions of Americans to dignified work. Since the...
  • Obamacare’s Chances Of Survival Are Looking Better And Better

    03/06/2015 9:00:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    FIVETHIRTYEIGHT ^ | 03/06/2015 | Oliver Roeder
    Solicitor General Donald Verrilli won Wednesday’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Or at least that’s what the wisdom of the crowd is telling us.When we previewed the case, the predictors at FantasySCOTUS saw it as a 5-4 reversal, with Chief Justice John Roberts essentially sitting on the fence. (A reversal could result in the loss of billions of dollars in federal subsidies that are helping millions of Americans in more than 30 states purchase health insurance.) Now, they see it as a 6-3 affirm — in support of the government....
  • Cruz: Iowa caucus campaign wouldn’t diminish opposition to Renewable Fuel Standard [01/24/15]

    03/06/2015 8:35:09 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Ted Cruz Talk ^ | January 24, 2015
    Click this link to the full Des Moines Register article from Jan. 23, 2015.Running for president and campaigning in Iowa wouldn’t diminish U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard, he told The Des Moines Register in an exclusive interview Friday in advance of Saturday’s high-profile Iowa Freedom Summit.Cruz, a first-term Republican from Texas, is one of several potential presidential candidates attending the daylong event in Des Moines that is seen as a kickoff to the 2016 caucus campaign. Opposing the fuel standard, he said, was a matter of principle that he believed even Iowans could appreciate.“Voters are...
  • Imam Who Called For Hirsi Ali's Death Teaching In U.S. Prisons

    03/06/2015 8:24:30 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 4, 2015 | Peter Malcom
    he Department of Justice hired an imam who said in 2007 that activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali should receive the death penalty for her criticism of Islam to teach Muslims who are in federal prison, according to the Daily Caller. Federal spending records reveal that Fouad ElBayly was given two contracts, one dated Feb. 20, 2014, and the other Dec. 8, 2014, that stipulated he be paid a total of $12,900 to teach inmates at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md.
  • 'Homebrew' email servers: Genius as well as sneaky?

    03/06/2015 8:14:09 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    fLIPBOARD/AP ^ | 03/06/2015 | ANNE FLAHERTY and NANCY BENAC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — No, it's not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It's probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere. She's come a long way since 1997, when Clinton's staff bought the then-first lady a copy of the book "E-Mail for Dummies." Setting up your own email server is something only the geekiest of tech geeks do because of...
  • Larry Klayman pushes for contempt proceedings against Clinton, aide

    03/06/2015 8:00:55 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | March 6, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The fight over Hillary Clinton’s private email system is moving to the courts as a conservative legal activist presses for contempt proceedings against the former secretary of state and one of her top aides. Longtime Clinton nemesis Larry Klayman filed motions late Thursday asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to send two cases pending there back to lower courts so they can explore whether Clinton’s use of a private email account during her tenure as secretary led to incomplete and inaccurate responses from the State Department to Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.
  • U.S. Federal Employment Related to Higher Financial Well-Being

    03/06/2015 7:56:32 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Gallup ^ | March 5,2015 | Jessica Mangskau and Steve Ander
    U.S. federal government workers are thriving in their financial well-being more than the rest of the workforce. On average, 44% of federal government employees are thriving financially, compared with 34% of all other workers in the U.S. Federal pay has been a topic of debate for years, with differing accounts of whether federal employees are paid more, no more or less than non-federal employees. However, financial well-being is not a direct report of salary, benefits or overall compensation. It is a composite of responses to the perceptions of standards of living, affordability of basic necessities and financial woes based on...
  • "Net Neutrality" Myths: Lessons From What Killed the Railroads

    03/06/2015 7:54:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    RCM ^ | 03/06/2015 | Robert Samuelson
    As a young reporter in the 1970s, I covered the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). Created in 1887, the ICC regulated the nation's railroads and sought to protect the public against abusive freight rates. Congress deregulated the railroads in 1980 and ultimately abolished the ICC. The verdict was that the agency had so weakened the industry that a government takeover might be necessary. Deregulation was a desperate alternative to nationalization. I mention all this because there are obvious parallels between the Internet today and the railroads in the late 19th century. Like the railroads then, the Internet today is the great...
  • Florida city wages soviet-style crackdown on churches (Gay Mafia)

    03/06/2015 7:25:29 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 23 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    My pastor shared this article today. It's about a Lake Worth, Florida church that meets in a coffee house. ***snip*** The church owns and operates a coffee house in downtown Lake Worth. For the past three months, it has used the coffee house for a weekly worship service. Prior to that the congregation rented space in other buildings in the community. Pastor Mike Olive told me there had not been any problems until early last month, when he had an encounter with Andy Amoroso, a city commissioner. “After we opened up the coffee bar and started doing services, I heard...
  • Darren Wilson: Free At Last!

    03/06/2015 7:10:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Eric Holder's Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last August. What did the massive six-month FBI investigation discover? According to the Washington Post, "after canvassing more than 300 homes and reviewing physical, ballistic, forensic, medical and crime-scene evidence" and examining "Wilson's personnel records, audio and video recordings," Justice concluded Wilson told the truth about what happened that Saturday in Ferguson. Officer Wilson is innocent of the endless libels and slanders in the press and on television, and by street...
  • High-powered laser weapon destroys truck from 1 mile away in ‘seconds’

    03/06/2015 7:08:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Friday, March 6, 2015 | By Douglas Ernst
    Lockheed Martin turned up the heat on its laser weapon technology and destroyed a truck from one mile away. The Maryland-based company’s test of the ATHENA laser weapon was the highest power ever recorded of a laser weapon of its type. The Advanced Test High Energy Asset’s March 3 test destroyed its target in a “matter of seconds,” the company said in a statement. An image of the smoking vehicle accompanied its announcement. “This test represents the next step to providing lightweight and rugged laser weapon systems for military aircraft, helicopters, ships and trucks,” said Keoki Jackson, chief technology officer...
  • Blaming Who On State Subsidies

    03/06/2015 7:05:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Hank Adler
    King v. Burwell: We are all following the Supreme Court case challenging the Administration's ignoring of the ObamaCare requirement that individuals can only get Federal subsidies for their health insurance if the state in which they reside forms a state exchange. Only sixteen states organized state exchanges, yet the Obama administration determined to pay Federal subsidies to individuals in every state if they purchased health insurance under ObamaCare. There are some eight million individuals who will lose their subsidies if the Supreme Court determines to enforce the law as written by Congress. (One wonders what good it is to have...
  • Mexican Drug Cartels Caused the Border Crisis

    03/06/2015 7:03:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Mexico’s warring drug cartels helped orchestrate the massive influx of unaccompanied alien children that streamed through the Rio Grande Valley last summer, according to a leaked report from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Contrary to the narrative articulated by the Obama administration and promoted by major news organizations, the children did not enter the country entirely “unaccompanied.” How, when, and where the alien children crossed into the United States appears to have been determined by transnational criminal organizations who exercise control over much of the southern border, according to the leaked report first obtained by the Houston Chronicle. Intelligence...
  • Obama: Type Of Racial Discrimination In Ferguson Police Department Not Isolated

    03/06/2015 7:00:46 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 30 replies
    (CBSDC/AP) ^ | March 6, 2015 8:05 AM | WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP)
    President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today’s civil rights movement.
  • Cabral pads pension with pols' EBT card

    03/06/2015 6:35:06 AM PST · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/5 | Peter Lucas
    Instead he fired his department-issued shotgun in the air to begin the "shotgun" golf tournament I was in. In golf, a shotgun tourney is when all golfers tee off on all 18 holes at the same time. So this sheriff thought it only appropriate to start the shotgun tourney with a real shotgun. So he took the weapon out of trunk of his sheriff's cruiser, loaded it, took his place on the first hole and fired away. It was a blast.
  • EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Can't Answer Climate Questions

    03/06/2015 6:10:05 AM PST · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    limate Change: Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA, can't answer basic questions about global temperatures, climate models or numbers of hurricanes. She didn't know being a global warming zealot requires knowledge of math. If the science of climate change was "settled," you'd think one of the generals in the war on global warming would have memorized the numbers that point to our planetary doom from a menace the administration says is a greater threat than terrorism. But McCarthy was asked some pretty simple questions Wednesday at a Senate hearing Wednesday on her request for $8.6 billion to help fight the...
  • Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup

    03/06/2015 6:09:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker. And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. A number of right-wing Republicans, long-wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands. But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing...
  • New Test Raises Fresh Concerns<br> About U.S. Education Quality

    03/06/2015 5:32:38 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/05/2015 | Terry Jones
    In the race to the future, education is key. Everyone knows that. And yet, if that's so, America may be in big trouble.
  • Why The E-Mail Scandal Won’t Doom Hillary

    03/06/2015 5:27:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie Aliens, to truly destroy the Clinton-Industrial Complex, you’d have to nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure. Given that alone, I doubt that the unfolding controversy over Hillary’s e-mail schemes spells her doom. The basic details are as follows: In 2009, a week before she started her job as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had a personal Internet server registered at her home address. She then used her own domain name, “clintonemail.com,” to conduct all of her business — for the State Department,...
  • Email Scandal Won't Doom Hillary, but Supporters Should Feel Uneasy

    03/06/2015 5:26:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie "Aliens," to truly destroy the Clinton Industrial Complex, you'd have to nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. Given that alone, I doubt that the unfolding controversy over Hillary's email schemes spells her doom. The basic details are as follows: In 2009, a week before she started her job as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had a personal Internet server registered at her home address. She then used her own domain name, "clintonemail.com," to conduct all of her business -- for the State...
  • Kennedy Won’t Save Obamacare’s Bacon

    03/06/2015 5:26:20 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/6/2015 | David Catron
    Supporters of the “Affordable Care Act” have been rather glum of late. Since the Supreme Court agreed to hear King v. Burwell, a lawsuit that challenges the Obama administration’s decision to funnel insurance subsidies through federal exchanges established in the 36 states that refused to create PPACA “marketplaces,” they have rather ironically bemoaned the possibility that five unelected justices could do irreparable damage to the law with one “wrong ruling.” Consequently, they have desperately grasped at a thin straw tossed their way by Justice Anthony Kennedy during Wednesday’s oral arguments about the case. In an exchange with Michael Carvin, who...
  • Boehner Cut Deal With Nancy Pelosi to Use Netanyahu Speech as Cover to Fund Obama’s Amnesty

    03/06/2015 5:21:50 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 8 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place. “It was Monday at 5:30 p.m. when Pelosi and Boehner agreed that...
  • Most Members of Congress Share Netanyahu's View

    03/06/2015 5:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Michael Barone
    If anyone had any doubts that most members of Congress oppose the Obama administration's proposed nuclear deal with Iran, they can put them aside after viewing the response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress Tuesday. Fifty-some Democratic members chose not to attend. Joe Biden arranged to be out of town, and Barack Obama let it be known that he didn't even have time to watch on television. But the House chamber was packed, the galleries were filled and Netanyahu was interrupted multiple times not only with applause but boisterous cheers. In negotiations with Iran, continued beyond two...
  • REPORT: BOEHNER CUT DEAL WITH NANCY PELOSI TO USE NETANYAHU SPEECH AS COVER

    03/06/2015 5:04:11 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5 Mar 2015 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place. “It was Monday at 5:30 p.m. when Pelosi and Boehner agreed that...
  • When Do Rules Not Apply?

    03/06/2015 4:49:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Could the leaders in Washington please tell us which rules we are allowed to not follow? Please? This is getting confusing for the average American. Since 2005, the United States State Department has had very clear rules that employees cannot use personal email for official business. In 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent out an internal directive reminding State Department employees that they could not use personal email addresses for government business. Likewise, she removed a United States Ambassador for using personal email for government work. Now we are learning that prior to becoming Secretary of State in 2009,...
  • Editorial: Chuy? Rahm? Who will be Chicago's gun control champion?

    03/06/2015 4:44:17 AM PST · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6 mar 2015
    It’s a day every student at Englewood’s Urban Prep Charter Academy eagerly anticipates, including 17-year-old Deonte Hoard. On Friday all seniors admitted to college are honored during the school’s august “On to the Next One Ceremony.” It’s a beautiful, moving event. Hoard won’t be there. Instead of reveling in his success — Deonte earned multiple college admissions letters — his family is mourning. Deonte is Chicago’s latest agonizing and senseless shooting victim. He was killed Monday on his block in the South Deering neighborhood, shot after someone in a black SUV opened fire around 7 p.m.
  • Scott Walker takes on unions again

    03/06/2015 4:36:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | Brian Mahoney
    Scott Walker’s likely pending victory over organized labor — passage of a right-to-work law in Wisconsin — will be just the latest milestone in a resurgent anti-union movement marching across the industrial heartland. With passage expected as early as Friday, right to work — which allows workers not to pay dues to a union that bargains collectively on their behalf — is progressing through the states more swiftly than at any time since the 1950s. And where once such measures were confined largely to the South and West, they‘re now taking root in Midwestern union strongholds like Indiana and Michigan,...
  • Report: Women at Risk of FGM in the U.S. Has Doubled to 500,000

    03/06/2015 4:03:55 AM PST · by BCW · 7 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | 01 MAR 2015 | Clarion Project
    Most Americans probably consider female genital mutilation (FGM) to be a problem relegated to Third World countries, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Yet a new report released by the nonprofit Population Reference Bureau (PRB) indicates that the number of women and girls in the United States who had undergone or who were in risk of being subjected to FGM has more than doubled since 2000 to almost half a million. According to the PRB's report, most of the women in the U.S. who were at risk of FGM were born in Egypt, Somalia or Ethiopia or were born...
  • Hypocrisy not the issue in Palin comments on Clinton email scandal

    03/06/2015 3:59:38 AM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | March 5, 2015 | Scott Woodham
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has joined critics of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the use of private email accounts to conduct public business. The rest of the United States should try not to be distracted by the gales of unseasonably warm laughter coming from Alaska today. On March 5, Palin's Facebook page posted the following:This Clinton email scandal can't be shrugged off. If this doesn't strike you as shady and corrupt, I don't know what will. Didn't anyone in the Obama administration notice that the Secretary of State for "the most transparent administration in history" was only using...
  • Progressives, It’s Time to Start Panicking about Hillary

    03/06/2015 2:57:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 5, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    There is no Plan B for 2016. I’ll say it, happily: Democrats should be worried about Hillary Clinton, and moderately panicked about the immediate future of both their party and their cause. This is not, of course, because Hillary’s latest scandale du jour is in any practical way going to “disqualify” her; and nor is it because leftward-leaning voters are likely to recall anything more from this rather awkward period in time than that the Clintons are as perennially sleazy as they ever were. Rather, it is because the last few days have underscored just how tenuous the Left’s grip...
  • The right has f****ed up minds: Meet the researcher who terrifies GOP Congress[political psychology]

    03/06/2015 1:47:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Salon ^ | March 5, 2015 | Paul Rosenberg
    In the immediate aftermath of World War II, a wide range of thinkers, both secular and religious, struggled to make sense of the profound evil of war, particularly Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. One such effort, “The Authoritarian Personality” by Theodore Adorno and three co-authors, opened up a whole new field of political psychology—initially a small niche within the broader field of social psychology—which developed fitfully over the years, but became an increasingly robust subject area in 1980s and 90s, fleshing out a number of distinct areas of cognitive processing in which liberals and conservatives differed from one another. Liberal/conservative...
  • U.N. climate chief admits goal of calls for regulation is worldwide redistribution of wealth

    03/06/2015 1:30:27 AM PST · by Boomer · 25 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | March 3, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    A high UN official has admitted the real reason for the climate hysteria: to transform the world economy, redistributing income between from rich nations to poorer ones. Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), warned that the fight against climate change is a process and that the sought-after transformation of the world economy will not be decided at one conference or in one agreement.
  • "Rinky-dink" Scott Walker’s Secret Weapon

    03/06/2015 12:22:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Slate ^ | March 5, 2015 | etsy Woodruff
    MADISON, Wisconsin—Scott Walker loves the haters. In recent years as Wisconsin has moved further to the right, the mild-mannered preacher’s son has become in the eyes of his opponents an icon of all that is evil—and he seems to relish it. On the stump, the governor is fond of talking up the fact that he’s “the No. 1 target in America of the labor unions and many others on the left,” and the hecklers that seem willing to follow him to the ends of the Earth give him a chance to flex his conservative muscles. They feed the perception that...