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  • Federal Court Releases Hold on Fast & Furious Docs Case

    07/31/2014 9:19:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 2 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Sharyl Attkinsson
    An interim victory for the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, which is suing the Obama administration over withheld Fast and Furious documents: a federal judge has lifted a 16-month delay in the Freedom of Information lawsuit. That means the Department of Justice must turn over an index describing all of the material it’s been holding back since September of 2012. Judicial Watch had requested all of the documents that President Obama ordered withheld from Congress under executive privilege. The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge John Bate orders the Justice Department to provide the so-called “Vaughn index” listing of documents...
  • America's progeny will ask: Why didn't they impeach him?

    07/31/2014 9:05:29 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 5 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 31st 2014 | West, Diana
    How will future generations look back on our gravest national emergency of all time? And how will they regard what their forebears didn’t do about it? This will include what we didn’t do about border nullification, which collapsed the U.S. as a sovereign nation. What we didn’t do about the alignment of our foreign policy with that of jihad movements, which meant the end of liberty, also life itself, for our best allies. What we didn’t do about the growth of tyranny from corruption and Marxism in this cradle of liberty. Most of our progeny – and certainly those millions...
  • 6 Philadelphia Narcotics Officers Stole Half a Million Dollars From Suspects: Feds

    07/31/2014 8:37:10 PM PDT · by Ken H · 12 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | July 31, 2014 | Vince Lattanzio and Dan Stamm
    Federal agents arrested six Philadelphia Police narcotics officers as part of an ongoing corruption probe and accused the group of swiping more than half a million dollars' worth of money, drugs and other items over a period of years. “Unfortunately, a very small percentage of police officers continue to toss their oath aside and act like the very criminals they have sworn to bring to justice,” said U.S Attorney Zane David Memeger. The U.S. Attorney's Office unsealed the 26-count indictment Wednesday of the two-year joint investigation between the police department, FBI and U.S. Attorney's office. The officers, who have served...
  • Barry Defends His Daddy's Polygamy

    07/31/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What Obama told these young African leaders was -- and I'm gonna quote this -- he said, "Female genital mutilation isn't a tradition worth hanging onto." Female genital mutilation is not a tradition worth hanging onto. Note that he didn't condemn female genital mutilation. That would have been telling Africans what to do. And he would never impose his views on 'em 'cause we're from the US and who are we. He just said, you know, this female genital mutilation, it's not worth hanging onto. But he doesn't condemn it. He just tells 'em I wouldn't hang...
  • Jeff Sessions Holds the Line, Blocks Democrat Immigration Travesty

    07/31/2014 8:00:34 PM PDT · by kabar · 59 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 31, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    There was high drama on the Senate floor this evening. Harry Reid brought on for a vote President Obama’s $2.7 billion proposal to support illegals from Central America who are flooding across the border, in the form of a supplemental budget request. An extremely knowledgeable Senate insider offers this blow-by-blow account of what happened: It required 60 votes to waive that point of order. After failing to table the filled amendment tree, Sessions raised the point of order. Appropriations Committee Chair Mikulski, author of the legislation, moved to waive all points of order on the bill. Dems failed to waive...
  • Karnes immigrant detention center softens its image (Illegal alien "children")

    07/31/2014 7:58:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | July 31, 2014 | Chris Sadeghi
    KARNES CITY, Texas (KXAN) — A 29-acre facility which previously housed male illegal immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a makeover and a new purpose. The building nearly 100 miles south of Austin in Karnes City, Texas will now be the temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border. It will also be a much more family friendly environment. “I am pretty sure you will agree this is nothing like we have seen before,” said ICE field office director Enrique Lucero during Thursday’s media tour of the facility. Previously, the people being held at...
  • Tesla taps Reno as potential Gigafactory site

    07/31/2014 7:53:10 PM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | July 31, 2014 - 4:34pm | By ED KOMENDA
    It’s official: Tesla Motors has broken ground on a stretch of land outside Reno that could serve as the site for its forthcoming $5 billion battery factory. But not so fast: they’re not the only one in the mix. In a letter to shareholders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was careful in saying the Reno site “could potentially be” the location for the Gigafactory, expected to create 6,500 jobs. “Consistent with out strategy to identify and break ground on multiple sites, we continue to evaluate other locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas,” Musk wrote. The news followed weeks of...
  • OOPS: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Makes Big Gaffe, Reveals the Truth About Obama

    07/31/2014 7:40:22 PM PDT · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-31-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsA gaffe? Or Freudian slip? Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL and DNC Chairwoman) made a stunning comment on Obama's pet network, MSNBC, accidentally revealing the truth about her boss: (House Republicans) will be voting for the first time in American history to sue the President of the United States for doing his job.And doing his job actually less often, and a rate that is lower than any President since Grover Cleveland. Um...sure. Who are we to disagree? WATCH:
  • Federal Paralegals Had No Work, So They Surfed The Internet [$80k-$100k Per Year!]

    07/31/2014 7:36:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2014 | Lisa Rein
    Federal Paralegals Had No Work, So They Surfed the Internet 101 More By Lisa Rein July 31 Dozens of federal employees at an obscure agency that handles appeals of patent applications went years with so little work to do that they collected salaries — and even bonuses — while they surfed the Internet, did laundry, exercised and watched television, an investigation has found. The employees, paralegals making $60,000 to $80,000 a year, were idle with full knowledge of their immediate bosses and multiple layers of managers and judges who “sat on their hands” waiting for work to give them, a...
  • Boehner on Border Crisis: 'Doing Something is Better than Doing Nothing' (BARF ALERT!)

    07/31/2014 6:25:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Jul 2014, | Caroline May
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress must do something to alleviate the ongoing crisis at the border, and President Obama’s plan to take more unilateral action on immigration reform will make the crisis worse, House Speaker John Boehner argued Thursday. “The crisis on the border is one of the president’s own making, but he still hasn’t learned his lesson,” Boehner told reporters at his weekly press conference. “Now he has threatened to rewrite the law and take more unilateral action on immigration in the coming months. Let me just be clear, such action would create an even greater incentive for more illegal...
  • IRS Strikes Deal With Atheists To Monitor Churches

    07/31/2014 6:16:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    First Amendment: Government's assault on religious liberty has hit a new low as the IRS settles with atheists by promising to monitor sermons for mentions of the right to life and traditional marriage. A lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) asserted that the Internal Revenue Service ignored complaints about churches' violating their tax-exempt status by routinely promoting political issues, legislation and candidates from the pulpit. The FFRF has temporarily withdrawn its suit in return for the IRS's agreement to monitor sermons and homilies for proscribed speech that the foundation believes includes things like condemnation of gay...
  • Supreme Court upholds Scott Walker Act 10 union law

    07/31/2014 5:57:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jason Stein, Jason Silverstein and Patrick Marley
    Madison — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker's signature labor legislation Thursday,delivering an election-year affirmation to the governor in one of the three major rulings issued by the justices on union bargaining, election law and same-sex couples. In addition to ruling Walker's labor law constitutional, the state's highest court also upheld the state's voter ID law and a 2009 law providing limited benefits to gay and lesbian couples, leaving liberals with one consolation to soften the sting of the two larger conservative victories. "Our courts have continued to give deference to our Legislature and in all three of...
  • Brent Budowsky: John Kerry is right (He's serious)

    07/31/2014 5:45:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2014 | Brent Budowsky
    Robert Kennedy, speaking of John Kennedy, using words they would both probably use to praise John Kerry, said that JFK’s favorite quote was this: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.” This quote from Dante, derived from his Inferno, describes the way Kerry performs his role as secretary of State. Kerry clearly envisioned and passionately warned that the people of Israel and Palestine must choose between two alternative futures. The first future is the negotiated creation of a two-state solution that would leave Israel and a new state of...
  • One thought on the war in Gaza

    07/31/2014 5:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Perhaps I’m missing something in all of the outcry over the Israeli action in Gaza, but what, really, is Israel supposed to do? What’s the right response to having a country on your border that sponsors – openly – rocket attacks on your territory, and has built a network of tunnels under the border and a whole terror infrastructure from which its operatives can enter the territory and attack your citizens? How would we respond if Mexico did this – not just some rogue band of Mexican “drug lords,” but the Mexican people, acting through their elected representatives? Or to...
  • Louisiana lawmaker: Opposition to border bill is 'insurmountable'

    07/31/2014 4:00:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    Republican opposition to a border-relief package is “insurmountable,” a Tea Party conservative predicted Thursday. House GOP leaders have delayed their August vacation in an attempt to hash out the Republican differences over an emergency response to the child migrant crisis at the southern border. But Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said there are no changes GOP leaders could make to their $659 million package that would win the support of 218 Republicans. “I think it's insurmountable. I don't care who the whips and who the leadership are,” said Fleming. “Number one, we are a completely wide spectrum. We've got some members...
  • OUTRAGE: Illegal Aliens to be Housed in 'Suites' with Flat-Screen TVs, New Soccer Field, Health Club

    07/31/2014 3:50:35 PM PDT · by montag813 · 35 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-31-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "Right this way, Ma'am...can I take you bags? Suite 103..." by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsThousands of veterans are suffering in outdated facilities, many dying from neglect, or even just waiting for an appointment. Millions of Americans remain out of work or are homeless, children are hungry or go without basic supplies in dilapidated schools.But the Federal government seems unwilling or unable to fix these problems. But there seems to be no limit to the blank check Obama will write for his most-favored amongst us: illegal invaders.And now he has spent millions to renovate facilities in Texas to house...
  • CIA Apologizes for Searching Senate Intel Committee Computers

    07/31/2014 3:27:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 31, 2014 | By Luis Martinez
    CIA Director John Brennan has apologized to the leadership of the Senate Intelligence Committee after the CIA’s Inspector General determined that agency officials inappropriately searched the stand-alone computer network used by committee staffers in preparing their report on the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program. Earlier this year, Brennan denied the C.I.A. had illegally monitored the committee’s computers calling the suggestions as ”just beyond the scope of reason.” To follow up on the Inspector General’s determination Brennan has ordered the formation of an accountability board to review the incident and make recommendations that could potentially lead to disciplinary action.
  • German officer will serve as US Army Chief of Staff in Europe. First non-American Officer.

    07/31/2014 3:19:28 PM PDT · by machogirl · 153 replies
    army times can't post | July 31, 2014 | Me
    A German Army General has been appointed to Chief of Staff of U.S. Army Europe. This is the first time a non-U.S. officer has held this position.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Accuses Pro-Hobby Lobby SCOTUS Judges of Being Sexist

    07/31/2014 2:58:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Apparently the phony “war on women” has made its way to the Supreme Court. Upset by the fact that a majority of the justices on the high court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedoms, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now accusing them of being sexist.In a new interview with pro-abortion media icon Katie Couric, Ginsburg lashes out at her colleagues and claims they have a “blind spot” towards women because they decided that Hobby Lobby should not be forced to pay for drugs that cause abortions for their employees.Never mind that polls show a majority of women oppose the...
  • BREAKING: Judge Orders DOJ to Release Fast and Furious Documents Withheld From Congress

    07/31/2014 2:53:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit pursued against the Department of Justice by government watchdog Judicial Watch, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled documents being withheld from Congress under President Obama's claim of executive privilege must be turned over. Obama made the claim on the same day Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in criminal and civil contempt of Congress in June 2012. "This order forces the Obama DOJ, for the first time, to provide a detailed listing of all documents that it has withheld from Congress and the American people for...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male justices can’t understand Hobby Lobby case because genitals

    07/31/2014 2:49:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg evolved this summer from a mere figure of authority into a liberal celebrity when she authored the dissenting opinion in the Hobby Lobby case. Ginsburg’s dissent, which has been ubiquitously dubbed “scathing” and/or “blistering” in the press, prompted the left to craft a cult of personality around her. Liberal outlets dubbed her “Notorious R.B.G.,” whiny folk artists converted her opinion into a terrible but nevertheless widely shared song, and The New Republic laughably dubbed Ginsburg “the most popular woman on the internet.” Take that, Kate Upton.All this hero worship was entirely unearned, but...
  • Why Did NHS Give Josie Cunningham Boob Job But Not Reece Hawley His Cancer Drugs? (ACA Preview)

    07/31/2014 2:22:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Mirror ^ | 7/30
    Alison Phillips says the Health Service MUST put life before cosmetic surgery after 21-year-old Reece was told he’ll have to fund his own cancer treatmentLast year the NHS spent Ł52.5million on boob jobs. This month 21-year-old Reece Hawley was told he’ll have to fund his own cancer treatment which could let him live another two years. Don’t think we need any more figures or facts, or justifications or explanations. Those two facts say everything we need to know about the muddle-headed madness that is destroying our National Health Service. We know, because we read about it daily, that the health...
  • Federal paralegals had no work, so they surfed the Internet

    07/31/2014 2:12:25 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-31-14 | Lisa Rein
    Dozens of federal employees at an obscure agency that handles appeals of patent applications went years with so little work to do that they collected salaries — and even bonuses — while they surfed the Internet, did laundry, exercised and watched television, an investigation has found. The employees, paralegals making $60,000 to $80,000 a year, were idle with full knowledge of their immediate bosses and multiple layers of managers and judges who “sat on their hands” waiting for work to give them, a year-long probe by the Commerce Department inspector general’s office uncovered. The underworked paralegals did little as a...
  • After Delay, House GOP Plans Second Try on Border Bills (Blames Sen. Jeff Sessions, not Cruz)

    07/31/2014 2:06:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Billy House, Tim Alberta and Michael Catalini
    House Republican leaders are hoping to take a second whack at passing an emergency border-funding package, after they suddenly backed off a planned vote Thursday afternoon amid discontent within their own ranks. The legislation had been unlikely to advance in the Senate, and already had been ticketed for a presidential veto. But the decision to pull the $659 million measure represented a major embarrassment for Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team—especially for Rep. Steve Scalise. He does not officially become majority whip until Friday, but he and his new whip team had made this the first bill in which...
  • Orban wants to build ‘illiberal state’ (Hungary)

    07/31/2014 2:02:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 28.07.14 @ 17:57 | Honor Mahony
    Hungary leader Viktor Orban has said he wants to build an illiberal state based on national foundations, citing Russia and China as examples.Speaking at a retreat of ethnic Hungarian leaders in Baile Tusnad, Romania, on Saturday (26 July) the right wing leader said that the 2008 financial crisis triggered changes as significant as the two world wars and as those in 1990, the year of transition in Eastern and Central Europe. The experience of the financial crisis showed that “liberal democratic states cannot remain globally competitive.” […] "Today, the world tries to understand systems which are not Western, not liberal,...
  • Border agents cleared of civil rights complaints from illegal immigrant children

    07/31/2014 1:53:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Internal investigators have already dismissed most complaints of civil rights violations against immigration agents handling the surge of illegal immigrant children on the border, the Homeland Security Department inspector general said in a new report Thursday that details near-heroic efforts agents and officers are making. In its first report since the surge, the IG said agents have contracted everything from scabies and lice to chicken pox, including bringing the disease home to their own children, as they care for the children. Investigators also said they saw instances of agents and officers spending their own money to buy toys, clothing and...
  • Border crisis bill derails in House amid Ted Cruz-inspired disarray

    07/31/2014 1:48:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/31/2014 | Lisa Mascaro
    House Speaker John A. Boehner was always expected to have trouble passing emergency funds for the crisis at the Southwestern border -- but Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made his job impossible. Cruz, the hard-line Texas Republican, has been working behind the scenes to stir up conservative opposition to a House GOP plan to approve $659 million to secure the border and handle the flow of 57,000 migrant youths. And it worked. Amid disarray, House GOP leaders canceled Thursday's vote after it was clear they did not have the votes. The senator's handiwork lighted up the telephone lines in the Capitol...
  • Ted Cruz Proves Why He’s Still the Most Hated Man in Congress

    07/31/2014 1:25:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 07/31/2014 | Danny Vinik
    You may not have heard much from Senator Ted Cruz lately, but on Thursday, he came back with a force in blowing up House Republicans’ bill to address the border crisis. Make no mistake, House Speaker John Boehner—and the rest of the Republican establishment—still have a big Ted Cruz problem. And it’s only going to get bigger as the 2016 presidential election approaches. As it stands now, Cruz has successfully persuaded a block of House Republicans to vote against the House GOP’s border bill, forcing Boehner to pull the legislation from the docket. The situation is still fluid. The House...
  • Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

    07/31/2014 1:22:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Chris Cillizza
    Ted Cruz is running for president.No, he hasn't announced it yet. But if you can tell a man by his actions, then expect to see Cruz in Iowa a LOT more over the next year or two. (Cruz will be in the Hawkeye State on Saturday to headline a dinner thrown by Bruce Rastetter, a major GOP fundraiser. And he's going back next week, too!)The latest example — outside of the constant Iowa trips — came Wednesday, when WaPo's Bob Costa reported that Cruz was actively encouraging conservative House Republicans to oppose the spending bill pushed by Boehner aimed at...
  • ‘Dead’ Border Bill Not Fully Dead Yet

    07/31/2014 1:18:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2014 | Neil Munro
    The supposedly dead GOP border bill isn’t fully dead. GOP leaders are deciding whether “to twist arms or to let it die,” a Hill aide told The Daily Caller. According to congressional staffers, GOP leaders are trying to rewrite the complex, immigration-boosting text so that enough GOP conservatives agree to back the bill. Earlier Thursday, it was defeated when numerous conservative legislators declined to back the leadership’s bill, which would have widened a controversial 2008 loophole and allowed many Mexican youths to apply for green cards. The bill also would not have stopped the inflow of Central Americans adults, youths...
  • ObamaCare caused some premiums to nearly double in California

    07/31/2014 1:16:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The bad news in California: If you liked your plan and/or your doctor, many of you couldn’t keep either if you had an individual-market plan. The worse news in California: If you liked your premiums, you definitely couldn’t keep those. In the first year of ObamaCare, premiums rose in the Golden State anywhere from 22% to 88% from the previous year — even as insurer networks narrowed so much that consumers had a tough time finding a provider at all: The cost of health insurance for individuals skyrocketed this year in California, with some paying almost twice what they...
  • It's Over: Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Walker's Collective Bargaining Reforms

    07/31/2014 1:15:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    He endured massive protests and a contentious 2012 recall election, but Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has been vindicated in his efforts to curb union power in the state. The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld his collective bargaining reforms he enacted in 2011, ruling them constitutional (via Associated Press): The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be constitutional. … The 5-2 state Supreme Court ruling is another major victory for Walker as he heads into the statewide...
  • Police Overkill (Florida woman arrested after buying allergy medicine)

    07/31/2014 1:14:29 PM PDT · by FBD · 60 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 23, 2014 | Marimer Matos
    TALLAHASSEE (CN) - Florida sheriff's officers falsely arrested and imprisoned a woman with allergies for buying two boxes of Sudafed at a drug store, she claims in Federal Court.      Mickey Lynn Goodson claims she bought the two boxes of the over-the-counter drug because the pharmacist recommended it. She sued Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young and the two officers who arrested her, Rodney Moore and William Buckhalt.      Charges of possession of a controlled substance were eventually dropped, Goodson says in the July 18 complaint.      In July 2010, Goodson says, she went to a Winn-Dixie store to get Sudafed "because she has...
  • Boehner may Blow up Recess (Force vote on Border Bill)

    07/31/2014 1:11:42 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 36 replies
    House Republicans may force the House to stay in session until they get enough votes to pass the border package. “We’ll stay until we vote,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) told reporters staking out a special GOP conference meeting. A house GOP leadership aide said the decision hadn’t been made yet. Another House Republican told NRO, 45 min into the meeting, that there was “no sign anyone has changed so far.”
  • Doc Filmmaker: 'Illegals Told if They Don’t Vote Democrat They Would be Arrested & Deported'

    07/31/2014 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Baynative · 25 replies
    Vision to America ^ | July 31, 2014 | staff-post
    “Just arriving home from two solid days of interviewing experts on this immigration crisis. Numbers USA executive director, Center for Immigration Studies, director, Rep Steve King, Rep Louis Gohmert ( Texas) who has spent several of the last weekends on the border TALKING TO THE IMMIGRANTS THEMSELVES!
  • Ed Schultz Opposes Executive Order Granting Amnesty

    07/31/2014 12:30:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 31, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It looks like Ed Schultz knows his days at MSNBC are numbered. I mean when you are a last place show on the fourth place news network you have to know you will soon be shown the exit door. Since Big Ed knows he will be splitting the MSNBC scene, he might as well throw caution to the end.  No need to perform a humiliating reversal as he did a few months ago from being a strong Keystone pipeline supporter to opposing it in order to save a job that is pretty much lost already. Therefore there was no real...
  • Geraldo Rivera: Matt Drudge ‘doing his best to stir up a civil war’

    07/31/2014 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/31/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has accused conservative blogger Matt Drudge of trying to inflame conservatives and “stir up a civil war,” due to his website’s aggressive coverage of the border crisis. “Shame on Drudge,” Mr. Rivera tweeted Wednesday morning. “His authoritative website has gone hysterical on issue of immigrant children. 14 stories like ‘Could Ebola sneak across?’” Mr. Rivera argued during his radio show that Mr. Drudge, founder of “the most powerful website,” is “doing his best to stir up a civil war” with his headlines, Mediaite reported. “This is exactly what they did to the Irish in the...
  • House pulls border vote

    07/31/2014 11:41:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 7-31-2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House GOP leaders canceled a Thursday vote on their $659 million border bill after failing to win over conservative members who opposed giving any more money to President Obama. A significant number of Republicans had balked at sending any money to the White House for the border, and Democrats were generally united in opposing the measure. The decision is another defeat for House GOP leaders, who have repeatedly failed to bring their members in line on tough votes. Signs of trouble emerged late Wednesday night when the House Rules Committee delayed reporting a rule for the border bill. Even a...
  • WHOA! Obama Halts Visa Applications From Israel

    07/31/2014 11:23:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 100 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-31-2014 | Andrew Marcus
    No Jews Allowed Democrats have a Jewish problem: US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis Tourist visa process cancelled until further notice, embassy announces. From the Obama State Dept: “Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services,” the statement says. “Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis.”
  • Snowden's temporary asylum status expires in Russia

    07/31/2014 11:16:58 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31 July 2014
    Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden's year-long leave to stay in Russia has expired without confirmation that it will be extended. His lawyer said he could stay in the country while his application for an extension was being processed. [...]
  • Wisconsin Court Upholds Law Curbing Unions' Collective-Bargaining Rights

    07/31/2014 11:07:45 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal online ^ | 7/31/2014 | Mark Peters and Caroline Porter
    MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin's highest court upheld a law ending most collective-bargaining rights for government employees in the state, a blow for public-sector unions that have been stymied in their efforts to reverse the controversial measure championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
  • Harry Reid Plans to Convert House ‘Border Spending’ Legislation Into an Amnesty Bill

    07/31/2014 10:58:24 AM PDT · by montag813 · 24 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-31-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsAs House Republican lawmakers scramble  to pass an "emergency border spending bill" to address the so-called "immigration crisis"  the border, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid indicated he would likely try to convert any House-passed legislation into an amnesty bill, The Hill reported.Reid said that if the House passes the $659 million bill -- which is up for a vote Thursday afternoon -- which will include changes to the law to speed up deportation of illegal minors, he may tie it to the "Gang of Eight" package passed in the Senate last year that would grant amnesty to tens of millions...
  • WaPo Blogger Undercuts His Own Case against Halbig

    07/31/2014 10:32:09 AM PDT · by SteveH · 3 replies
    The National Review ^ | Joly 30, 2014 | Charles C..W. Cooke
    ... In an attempt to establish intent, Sargent quotes Yvette Fontenot, “a lead Finance staffer who was directly involved in the merger of the bills”: During the merger of the two bills, we layered the HELP Committee language that established a federal fallback on top of the Finance Committee language that included “exchange established by the state.” The result was the tax credits were to apply to all exchanges, both state and federal. Frankly, this smacks of post-rationalization and oversimplification. It is easy to forget this in the heat of political passion, but when the HELP and Finance bills were...
  • Why the House of Representatives just voted to sue President Obama (Great Q & A)

    07/31/2014 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 16 replies
    Vox ^ | 07/30/2014 | Andrew Prokop
    On Wednesday evening, the US House of Representatives voted to sue President Obama over the delay of Obamacare's employer mandate. The resolution, which you can read here, passed on a vote of 225 to 201, with every Democrat voting against it. 5 Republicans also voted no, including some of the chamber's most conservative members, Reps. Paul Broun (R-GA) and Steve Stockman (R-TX) — likely because the measure doesn't go far enough. Here's our explainer as to whether there's any precedent for this, whether the suit has a chance, and how it will proceed. Has the House of Representatives ever sued...
  • CIA Admits to Hacking Senate Computers

    07/31/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT · by mojito · 55 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/31/2014 | Dustin Volz
    The Central Intelligence Agency improperly and covertly hacked into computers used by Senate staffers to investigate the spy agency's Bush-era interrogation practices, according to an internal investigation. CIA Director John Brennan has determined that employees "acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding" brokered between the CIA and its Senate overseers, according to agency spokesman Dean Boyd. The stunning admission follows a scathing, 40-minute speech by Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein on the Senate floor back in March, in which she accused the CIA of secretly accessing her panel's computers.... At the time, Brennan denied Feinstein's accusations, telling NBC...
  • Dolley Madison Risked Her Life for a Portrait of Washington—With a Typo

    07/31/2014 10:19:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7-30-14 | Tanya Basu
    You’ve seen it: the iconic portrait of the first President, one hand clutching a sword, the other arm outstretched over an ornate table that is artfully mussed. Below this table are a few books: General Orders, American Revolution, and The Constitution and Laws of the United Sates. You read that right: The country is identified as the United Sates, not the United States. This masterpiece hangs in the East Room, the luxurious White House salon that holds social events and ceremonies, where the President hosts dignitaries from other countries and honors Americans for their contributions to society. And yet, the...
  • U.S. Attorney presses Cuomo on witness tampering

    07/31/2014 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    Gannett News Service | 11:12 a.m. EDT July 31, 2014 | Joseph Spector, Albany Bureau Chief
    Gannett news is reporting that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is investigating Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to shutter a corruption-busting panel, threatening to investigate potential obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Link here: http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/31/cuomo-pressed-witness-tampering/13405579/
  • Michele Bachmann: What I Saw at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    07/31/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/31/2014 | Michele Bachmann
    This past weekend I did what President Obama refused to do during his recent trip to Texas—I visited the U.S-Mexico border. I knew that the border crisis was serious, but nothing could have prepared me for just how bad this situation truly is. The results of the Obama administration’s lawlessness when it comes to enforcing existing immigration laws were magnified in the Rio Grande Valley, where Congressman Steve King and I visited a number of facilities and met with local, state, and federal officials. What we saw was people processing, not border security. Americans would be shocked to learn that...
  • AP Poll: Immigration Becomes Hot Potato for Democrats

    07/31/2014 9:56:22 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jul 31, 2014 | Guy Benson
    A new national survey conducted by the Associated Press suggests that illegal immigration and the border crisis could be morphing into major political liabilities for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. Key take-aways:
  • Study: Hundreds of rules passed by Obama administration are technically illegal

    07/31/2014 9:56:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-29-14 | Juliet Eilperin
    Over the past two years, the Obama administration has published hundreds and hundreds of rules — on how wheelchairs should be stowed aboard U.S. aircraft, how foreign trade zones should be regulated, how voting assistance should be provided for U.S. citizens overseas, and so on. There’s a problem, however: Technically speaking, these and some 1,800 other regulations shouldn’t be in effect because they weren’t reported to Congress as required. Yet there is little that lawmakers or the courts can do about it. The situation illustrates the obscure, Byzantine process used to create federal regulations — and how easily it can...