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  • Cruz: Let's repeal ‘every bloody word' of Obamacare

    07/30/2014 6:29:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday forcefully argued that Obamacare is not here to stay and pledged that he would continue working to dismantle the health care law in 2014 and 2016. “I think those elections should be about many, many things,” the Texas Republican said, listing jobs and growth as examples. “But they should be about repealing every bloody word of Obamacare.”Follow @politicaltickerFollow @KilloughCNNHis remarks came in an address at a Washington conference hosted by the conservative group, Young America's Foundation. Cruz was a key player in last year’s fight against the law and pushed his colleagues...
  • Ted Cruz: Boehner's Immigration Plan Will Not Solve Border Crisis

    07/30/2014 6:25:06 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Tuesday afternoon that the plan revealed by Speaker John Boehner’s border crisis working group will not solve the crisis because it doesn’t stop President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty for illegal aliens. “The evidence shows that the amnesty President Obama announced in 2012 is driving record numbers of immigrants to enter our nation illegally,” Cruz said in a statement his office released. “Because of President Obama’s amnesty, children are being abused and exploited by dangerous drug cartels and transnational gangs. We must put an end to any expansion of this amnesty that puts countless numbers...
  • Cruz opposes House border bill

    07/30/2014 6:18:47 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/14 5:06 PM EDT | BURGESS EVERETT
    Ted Cruz and other Senate conservatives are urging rejection of the House border security package, miffed that it excludes language prohibiting expansion of President Barack Obama’s deferred action policies.Cruz has urged House and Senate Republicans to rally around his proposal to attack Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, an administrative change Obama made in 2012 to halt the deportation of some young immigrants.On Tuesday, House Republicans unveiled a bill that includes $659 million in money for the border and a change to a 2008 anti-trafficking law — but no change to DACA. Cruz and other members of the party’s right...
  • Q2 GDP Surges 4%, Beats Estimates Driven By Inventories, Fixed Investment Spike.....

    07/30/2014 6:11:49 AM PDT · by mykroar · 20 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/30/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Moments ago the Commerce department reported Q2 GDP which blew estimates out of the water, printing at 4.0%, above the declining 3.0% consensus, as a result of a surge in Inventories and Fixed Investment, both of which added over 2.5% of the total print, while exports added another 1.23% to the GDP number. The full breakdown by component is shown below. What is interesting is that the Commerce Department announced that as a result of incomplete June data, the biggest components of the GDP beat, Inventories and Trade, were estimated. In other words, assume that future revisions of Q2 GDP...
  • US surveillance programmes restricting press freedom – Report

    07/30/2014 5:00:49 AM PDT · by mgist · 3 replies
    The London Evening Post ^ | 7-28-14 | By Hamish Boland-Rudder
    U.S. government surveillance programmes are scaring away sources, making journalists feel like criminals and spies, and impacting the public’s access to quality news reporting, according to a new report released today. The 130-page With Liberty to Monitor All report by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union was based on 92 interviews with journalists, lawyers, and former and current U.S. government officials, many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity. Within the context of recent revelations of widespread surveillance by US authorities, including by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the report seeks to document how government spying...
  • If It Looks Like a Duck: The Islamist-Nazi Connection

    07/30/2014 4:50:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 30, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    One of the great advantages we have over our ancestors is hindsight. With a clearer picture of the past, we can avoid making the same mistakes they made. But what if weÂ’re not allowed to use our hindsight? What if weÂ’re forced to pretend that what happened in the past bears no relation to what is happening now?Of course, thereÂ’s something to be said for learning from your own mistakes, but some mistakes are so costly that itÂ’s far better to learn about them in history books. The appeasement of the Nazis prior to World War II is an...
  • Please Stop Helping Us

    07/30/2014 4:48:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' Prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls." Demonstrative of similar dedication, one member of Congress told Vanderbilt University political scientist Carol Swain that "one of the advantages and disadvantages of representing blacks is their shameless loyalty. ... You can almost get away with raping babies and be forgiven. You don't have any vigilance about your performance." In my opinion, there appear to be no standards of performance low enough for blacks to lose...
  • Libyan militants capture Benghazi’s main army base

    07/30/2014 4:17:06 AM PDT · by mgist · 21 replies
    Press TV ^ | Wed Jul 30, 2014 | NA
    Militant groups have seized the headquarters of the Libyan army’s special forces in the volatile city of Benghazi after several days of fighting. Military officials and the militants made the announcement on Wednesday. On Tuesday, militants said in a statement that the main military base in the city was captured. According to military officials and residents, special forces troops had to abandon their main camp in southeastern Benghazi after coming under attack from a coalition of former rebels. “We have withdrawn from the army base after heavy shelling,” Saiqa Special Forces official Fadel Al-Hassi said. Medical sources say at least...
  • Obamacare's Prognosis Worsens

    07/30/2014 4:13:54 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | David Catron
    A while back, I suggested in this space that Obamacare might go the way of McCain-Feingold. That campaign finance “reform” law was not, you will recall, killed by a single lawsuit or act of Congress. Indeed, the general consensus at the end of 2003 was that McCain-Feingold was in perfect health. Less than seven years later it was, for all intents and purposes, dead. It had succumbed to a long series of attacks by determined opponents who were convinced that it was unconstitutional. Much the same thing is obviously happening to PPACA. Congress has already been compelled to repeal a...
  • Another ObamaCare Promise Flatlines

    07/30/2014 3:55:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/29/2014 | IBD Staff
    Health Care: Remember when ObamaCare backers said there was no way the law would push employers to drop their health plans? A new report calls the lie on that one, too. A big concern raised by critics of ObamaCare was that employers would shift their health costs onto taxpayers — dropping insurance benefits knowing workers could access guaranteed, often subsidized coverage in an ObamaCare exchange. Typical of the left's response was a Families USA "fact sheet" that called such worries a "myth." "Employers that offer coverage will continue to do so," it declared. The liberal Urban Institute likewise promised the...
  • No One Like's Ike's Memorial

    07/30/2014 3:26:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-29-14 | Stephanie Wang
    House report could doom Frank Gehry design After more than a decade of planning and $44 million spent, a proposed memorial for President Dwight D. Eisenhower may never be built. A House Committee on Natural Resources report published last week revealed the extent of the money wasted on the already controversial project. Construction for the Eisenhower memorial has not begun and the proposed design has not been approved, but the Eisenhower Commission, which was established as a staff of 12 in 1999, has already spent tens of millions of dollars on the project. Much of that money has gone to...
  • Ted Cruz’s nerve to blame Democrats [columnist runs interference for Obama and Reid - fails]

    07/30/2014 2:54:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ruth Marcus
    The Texas Republican gave an interview to NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell the other day, during which he was asked about political dysfunction in Washington. Without a trace of irony, embarrassment or self-awareness, Cruz placed the blame for political dysfunction solely on Democrats. [SNIP] Agreed, the president’s dismissive balking at a border visit — he disdained a mere “photo op” — was dumb, if only because it offered ammunition to Cruz and company.... ....Second is the current crisis on the southwestern border. There is a fair criticism that the administration waited too long to respond to the flood of unaccompanied minors. But...
  • After Anti-Israeli Comments, Erdogan 'Glad' to Return Jewish Award

    07/30/2014 2:40:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/30/2014 | Abe Katsman
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be "glad" to return an award given to him in 2004 by a prominent American Jewish group, Turkey's embassy in the US said Tuesday, amid a growing controversy over the premier's anti-Israel remarks.According to Israel National News, the American Jewish Congress had given Erdogan the Profile of Courage award in recognition of his efforts at that time to seek peace in the Middle East. But the AJC now wants the award to be returned following Erdogan’s repeated verbal assaults against Israel, most recently over the Gaza conflict.Erdogan has slammed Israel's attacks on Gaza as "genocide" of...
  • Moscow may walk out of nuclear treaty after US accusations of breach

    07/30/2014 2:12:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 29, 2014 07:38 EDT | Alec Luhn in Moscow and Julian Borger
    Russia may be on the point of walking out of a major cold war era arms-control treaty, Russian analysts have said, after President Obama accused Moscow of violating the accord by testing a cruise missile. There has been evidence at least since 2011 of Russian missile tests in violation of the 1987 intermediate range nuclear forces (INF) treaty, which banned US or Russian ground-launched cruise missiles with a 500 to 5,500-mile (805 to 8,851km) range. But the Obama administration has been hesitant until now of accusing Moscow of a violation in the hope that it could persuade Vladimir Putin, the...
  • Obama: Troll Hard With a Vengeance

    07/30/2014 1:48:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, as I have been predicting for months, President Barack Obama announced that he would be considering unprecedented executive action to provide legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. His goal is not to solve the immigration crisis -- you don't grant legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, then leave the back door wide open if you're interested in solving the problem. His goal is not to help illegal immigrants -- he instead leaves them in limbo by granting them temporary work permits, rather than blanket amnesty. His goal is trolling. Trolling is a practice whereby a person...
  • Joaquín Castro blasts Rick Perry for border stunts

    07/30/2014 12:47:10 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    The tense back-and-forth between Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro and Gov. Rick Perry over the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border is not letting up. The Democratic congressman sent a second response to Perry in a letter on Monday, accusing the governor of advocating for a “police state” on the border, of manipulating crime statistics and of using the situation for his personal political gain. ((snip)) The congressman criticized Perry for photos he took with Fox News host Sean Hannity, in which the two posed with mounted machine guns on a boat that toured the border. “I am disappointed that your first...
  • Hoyer: Obama 'Can’t Legalize' Illegals--But He Can Decide How to 'Implement the Laws'

    07/29/2014 11:20:31 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that President Obama “can’t legalize” the illegal aliens in the United States, but then added that the president “can implement the laws as he believes they should be implemented." "Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution states that Congress has the power to make laws governing naturalization. Given this, does President Obama have the unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens?" CNSNews.com asked Hoyer. “I don’t think he does,” Hoyer responded, “and I don’t think that’s what he’s going to do. You’re right. He can’t legalize them.” “What the president can in fact do, however,...
  • More VA employees said they were told to falsify data

    07/29/2014 10:30:10 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2014 | Curt Devine, Meredith Turk and Scott Bronstein, CNN Investigations
    Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an internal VA audit show. Schedulers said supervisors directed them to manipulate information so their centers could meet performance goals, which would help top officials get bonuses, according to documents obtained by CNN. The new information also provided to Congress this week includes updates from specific VA hospitals that were not included in an internal audit released last month by the...
  • Former CIA spy: Putin using Soviet tactics to confuse US

    07/29/2014 10:14:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Christopher Snyder
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Russian President Vladimir Putin does a “good job” confusing the West, as evidenced most recently by the leader’s denial that his country is firing rockets into Ukraine, according to one former top CIA spy. Fox News National Security Analyst KT McFarland spoke to Jack Devine about U.S. strategy against Russia. Devine is a 32-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, along with being president of The Arkin Group, an international risk consulting and intelligence firm. He says so far Putin’s regional strategy is working in Russia’s favor. “Plausible denial does not mean credible denial, so he’s doing all the things...
  • What 'small country' did Hillary Clinton lead?

    07/29/2014 9:59:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she knows how difficult it is "to be the leader of a relatively small country." Come again? I know I’m relatively young, but I think I would have remembered President or Prime Minister or Queen Hillary.
  • Inhofe blocks climate change resolution

    07/29/2014 9:19:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked Senate Democrats on Monday from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked unanimous consent to pass S.Res. 524, which is a measure that expresses the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and poses a risk to the United States. But Inhofe objected. “All we wanted to say in this resolution is climate change is happening,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on the Senate floor. “We can’t afford to sit around here debating whether climate change is real.” Inhofe has been an ardent...
  • Illegal Immigrants Demand Representation at White House Meetings

    07/29/2014 9:16:48 PM PDT · by ronnyquest · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants picketed the White House Monday afternoon, calling on fellow immigrant-rights advocacy groups to refuse to meet with the Obama administration until President Obama specifically includes illegal immigrants in any future meetings. “We are among the millions of people who will either benefit or be harmed by the decisions the President makes, and we are here to represent ourselves in any future negotiations,” said Rosi Carrasco, one of organizers, in a statement announcing the action. Billing themselves “undocumented immigrant leaders,” the organizers said they will erect a picket line to symbolize their demand.
  • Pelosi slams GOP's 'inhumane' border bill

    07/29/2014 8:45:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered the Republicans' response to the southern border crisis Tuesday, saying the GOP's $659 million does far too little to protect the unaccompanied children migrating from Central America. “We must have a heart, and look into our souls to guide us in our treatment of these desperate children," Pelosi said in a statement. "While we are reminded of the critical importance of passing comprehensive immigration reform, we must do so much more than the Republicans’ unjust and inhumane proposal." Pelosi lodged a series of criticisms at the Republicans' bill, arguing that it lacks sufficient...
  • Hamas footage on the infiltration via tunnel to Nahal Oz village, Israel (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

    07/29/2014 8:30:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    Five IDF soldiers were killed in that incident and 1 of the terrorist was killed while trying to drag the body of one of the soldiers - 4 terrorist escaped back through the tunnel Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=db0_1406663438#piHtkmpOzjyZgATQ.99
  • Constable Shoots and Paralyzes Man While Serving Warrant Over Unpaid Parking Tickets

    07/29/2014 8:16:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    Reason.com ^ | July, 28, 2014 | Ed Krayewski
    Imagine a company hiring a debt collector that sends armed representatives to customers’ homes and threatens to put them in cages if they don’t pay up. That’s not allowed in America, unless your company is the government. NBC Philadelphia reports on the latest instance of police brutality during petty law enforcement to make the news:
  • Teacher pay averages $84,489; LAUSD data missing

    07/29/2014 7:10:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    contra costa times ^ | 7-25-14 | Thomas Himes
    A newly released survey of 653 of California’s 1,058 school systems reports teachers were paid on average $84,489, while 33 administrators earned more than $250,000 in pay alone last year. The pay and compensation information was complied by The California Policy Center, a nonpartisan conservative public policy think tank that runs Transparent California, which posted the survey for the public to review at transparentcalifornia.com “We’re doing this because the public employs the public sector; and members of the public, as voters are being continually asked to approve tax increase and bond measures,” Policy Center Director Ed Ring said. “You can’t...
  • Pelosi: Qataris Have Told Me 'Hamas Is a Humanitarian Organization'

    07/29/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the United States must look to Qatar, an ally of the terrorist group Hamas, for advice in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. "And we have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization," she told CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley.
  • Kerry, Hillary Both Get Caught Helping Hamas

    07/29/2014 5:56:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Mideast: Secretary of State Kerry practically acts as proxy for the Hamas terrorist group, and his predecessor, Hillary Clinton, excuses Hamas' use of human shields. As President Obama likes to say, "That's not who we are." 'Our starting point must always be a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel," Obama wrote in a much-celebrated 2007 Foreign Affairs magazine article. "That commitment is all the more important as we contend with growing threats in the region — a strengthened Iran, a chaotic Iraq, the resurgence of al-Qaida, the reinvigoration of Hamas and Hezbollah." Seven years later, Iran is...
  • How Litigating Lost E-mails Works

    07/29/2014 5:34:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-29-14 | Bruce Walker
    On July 4, 2014, I wrote an article, “Litigating Lost E-mails,” which proposed using federal judges to compel corrupt bosses to the IRS to force the Obama administration to tell the truth about the “lost” e-mails or face the consequences of lying to federal judges. What I proposed was to do what Democrats did forty years ago this month to Nixon. The case filed against Nixon in United States District Court was decided on May 31, 1974, and the case was argued before the Supreme Court on July 8, 1974. The unanimous decision (Justice Rehnquist recused himself) was decided barely...
  • Water Main Break Next to UCLA Prompts Flooding on Campus, Closure of Sunset Blvd.

    07/29/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 54 replies
    abc ^ | 7/29/14
    LIVE VIDEO AT THE LINK A 102-year-old water main broke in Westwood Tuesday, sending water flooding into streets and the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday. The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) People were stranded by the rising water, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was called to the incident shortly before 3:30 p.m. Three people were rescued from parking structures,...
  • Washington State Pols Weigh Controversial "In God We Trust" Plaque

    07/29/2014 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Publius · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 July 2014
    Should “In God We Trust” adorn the chambers of Washington state’s Pierce County Council? That’s the apparently controversial question facing councilmembers on Tuesday, a day after a council committee decided to bring the proposal to a vote of the full seven-member council, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Councilman Jim McCune, the Republican sponsor of the measure, said the national motto is inspiring and patriotic — and he’s unclear why the proposal has created such controversy. “’In God We Trust’ is universal,” he told the newspaper. “It doesn’t have ‘In Muhammad We Trust,’ it doesn’t have ‘In Jesus We Trust.’” Council...
  • Seriously, What Is John Kerry Doing?

    07/29/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Let’s concede for a moment that most of us don’t believe the United States should be taking sides in conflicts abroad. Even so, most Americans would probably agree that at a minimum our diplomatic efforts should not cause unnecessary harm. Which brings me to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent misadventure in the Middle East. It seems like a rather big deal that Egypt, Israel, Fatah, Jordan, Saudi Arabia—ostensibly, all allies of ours—agree on anything. This development, one imagines, might be something the United States would be interested in fostering rather than destroying. Certainly, the idea that Hamas’ power should...
  • White House won’t tell Dems to stop fundraising off impeachment (How about Obamacare?)

    07/29/2014 4:48:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday called repeatedly for Republicans to stop talking about impeaching President Barack Obama — but said he wouldn’t do the same for Democrats who’ve been fundraising off it nonstop in recent days. “It is up to Democrats to make their own decisions,” Earnest said at the White House daily briefing. “I will leave it to Dem strategists who have a much better sense than I do about the best way to raise money for their campaign committees.” Earlier in the briefing, Earnest read through a list of Republican members of Congress who have...
  • False claims may allow illegal immigrants to stay in the US

    07/29/2014 4:39:07 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Why are tens of thousands of unaccompanied children traveling thousands of miles to the U.S.? Is it to avoid violence? Or is it for a chance to live in a much wealthier country? The answer will likely determine whether they can stay. ADVERTISEMENT Last week, Fox News’ Catherine Herridge cited a government report showing that 219 of 230 illegal immigrants who were interviewed said they came to the U.S. because they thought they could get a free pass to American citizenship. Another study, by the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security, acknowledged that many “are probably seeking economic opportunities in...
  • An Open Letter to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

    07/29/2014 4:37:20 PM PDT · by grcuster · 9 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 24 July 2014 | Larry Pratt
    July 23, 2014 Rep. Carolyn Maloney United States House of Representatives 2308 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Ms. Maloney:alt It has recently come to my attention that you have levied baseless accusations against me to the Capitol Police and House Sergeant-at-Arms, claiming that I have “called for death threats against elected officials.”[1] Specifically, you alleged that “Mr. Pratt is actively encouraging his members to threaten violent action against members of Congress....” Your baseless charge apparently rests on your outlandish interpretation based on the Rolling Stone report on my comment, that “The Second Amendment is not for hunting,...
  • Body of child found in wheel well of US military plane

    07/29/2014 4:28:40 PM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    ABC via kvue ^ | July 29, 2014 | ABC
    The body of a male adolescent was found Sunday night in the wheel-well of a U.S. Air Force C-130 at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany after the plane had arrived from a flight that originated in Mali... The aircraft had made one other stop in Africa and another in Sigonella, Italy, before arriving at Ramstein, Kirby said. It's unclear whether this child was a stowaway or where the child had boarded the plane.
  • Rubio: Iran Nuclear Negotiations a ‘Disaster’

    07/29/2014 4:28:07 PM PDT · by mgist · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/29/14 | Free Beacon Staff
    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff July 29, 2014 12:28 pm Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) blasted U.S. nuclear negotiations with Iran Tuesday, saying the rolling back of sanctions and allowance of the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism to enrich uranium constituted a “dangerous national security failure.” “This entire thing is a disaster,” Rubio said. “It’s not just an embarrassing diplomatic failure. This is a dangerous national security failure, in my opinion.” News broke earlier this month that nuclear talks were extended until November as the sides sought a more comprehensive deal. During that time, however, the U.S. will give Iran...
  • Nancy Pelosi: 'We Cannot Have Deportation without Representation'

    07/29/2014 4:16:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    During a hearing with House Democrats on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued that the bill proposed by Republicans did not have the adequate resources to help unattended minors crossing the border with the immigration court process. The bill, announced by Republicans on Tuesday, would spend $659 million in new spending in response to the crisis on the border. Citing a friend, Pelosi said that “we cannot have deportation without representation,” and she praised the groups that were working to help the detained children. The hearing featured unattended minors, now living in the United States, who complained about how...
  • San Antonio police mistake photographer for fleeing drug suspect, beat him silly

    07/29/2014 3:29:41 PM PDT · by bamahead · 125 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2014 | Radley Balko
    Ah, another glorious moment in America’s drug war. Three San Antonio Police officers are being investigated for possibly using excessive force, after a May 20 incident in west San Antonio left a man with injuries to his face, skull and neck. Roger Carlos was in the 10600 block of Westover Hills Boulevard taking photos of a building that will soon be home to his wife’s medical practice, when he was approached by three officers around 2:30 p.m. The officers were identified as an undercover drug task force officer and two SAPD SWAT members. According to an SAPD incident report released...
  • California vs. Texas: Which model is shape of the future?

    07/29/2014 2:31:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 61 replies
    After six decades of doing business in California, Toyota is moving its North American headquarters to Texas. That means 3,000 of the carmaker's jobs will be leaving Torrance and going to Plano, perhaps convincing California officials they should stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the border the next time he attempts to come to the Golden State for another raid on businesses.
  • Israeli Amb. Ron Dermer OWNS CNN's Coverage of Conflict

    07/29/2014 2:27:46 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    LINK ONLY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX2h-6yZTHk#action=share
  • Sandra Fluke's biggest donor is ... Sandra Fluke

    07/29/2014 2:25:24 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    Liberal darling and free-birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke is her own biggest donor in her state Senate race, according to official California campaign finance reports. Fluke donated $12,000 to her campaign and $4,826.27 in non-monetary contributions. While $16,826.27 may not sound like a lot, Fluke also loaned her campaign $100,000.
  • 11th Circuit: Constitutional to Bar Doctors from Asking Patients About Firearm Ownership

    07/29/2014 2:15:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 28, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 25 the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit "eliminated the injunction" against the enforcement of Florida's "gun gag" law, which restricts doctors from asking patients if they own a firearm unless asking is necessary to a patient's treatment. According to Law360.com, the 11th Circuit ruled that barring doctors from asking about firearms "doesn't violate the First Amendment." Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) signed the NRA-backed "gun gag" legislation in 2011. Suit was brought against the State of Florida over the law by "the Florida chapters of the American Academies of Pediatrics and American College of...
  • Sen. Cruz co-sponsors bill to ban bulk record collection

    07/29/2014 2:12:30 PM PDT · by Plummz · 12 replies
    Office of Sen. Ted Cruz ^ | July 29, 2014 | Office of Sen. Ted Cruz
    Bi-partisan legislation protects privacy rights while targeting terrorists July 29, 2014 | (202) 228-7561 WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the USA FREEDOM Act of 2014 filed today. Senator Cruz is an original co-sponsor of this bill: “Republicans and Democrats are showing America that the government can respect the privacy rights of law-abiding citizens, while at the same time, giving law enforcement the tools needed to target terrorists,” said Sen. Cruz. “The USA FREEDOM Act of 2014 ends the government’s bulk record collection program and implements other necessary surveillance reforms. Importantly, it...
  • Iraqi Christians brave heat to demand help from United Nations

    07/29/2014 2:06:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 29, 2014 | SIMON CALDWELL
    Christian refugees march against persecution by Islamic State fighters outside the UN compound in Irbil, Iraq (also below - CNS) Iraqi Christian refugees braved temperatures as high as 50ºC (122ºF) to demand that the United Nations intervene to protect them from persecution by Islamist militants.Sahar Mansour, a Chaldean Catholic who fled Mosul, Iraq, in June, told Catholic News Service by email that she saw some of the demonstrators faint in the heat as they marched from their refugee camp in Ankawa to the UN base in Irbil.“We were holding banners in Arabic, English, Chaldean and French against the violence that...
  • How Ted Cruz Trolls Obama’s Foreign Policy

    07/29/2014 1:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Eli Lake
    The Tea Party favorite loves to needle Team Obama. But in an interview, Cruz also reveals a new kind of conservative foreign policy: American exceptionalism without the nation building.One way to understand Ted Cruz’s foreign policy, particularly if you are a Democrat, is through the prism of the social media phenomenon known as trolling. The best trolls are provocateurs. Their language is meant to expose a fallacy or weakness in the opponent’s position as opposed to offering a constructive alternative. In a wide-ranging interview with the junior senator from Texas, there was a lot of trolling. Of Obama’s recent attempt...
  • Emails show White House adviser intervened on ObamaCare ‘bailout’ after industry appeals

    07/29/2014 1:19:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Judson Berger
    Newly released emails show a key White House adviser intervened on behalf of the health insurance industry after an executive repeatedly warned that massive premium hikes were coming unless the administration expanded an ObamaCare program that Republicans call an industry "bailout." The insurance industry ultimately got a more "generous" offer from the administration -- one that Republicans warn could transfer potentially billions of taxpayer dollars into the Affordable Care Act to bail out insurance companies. The documents were included as part of a report by Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Republicans allege that White House adviser...
  • Jerry Brown urges ‘religious call ... to welcome the stranger’ in border crisis

    07/29/2014 1:09:01 PM PDT · by Wuli · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Siders
    MEXICO CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Monday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s ordering of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to address the surge in border crossings is misguided, urging politicians instead to heed the “religious call … to welcome the stranger” in addressing the crisis. [snip] Brown did not say what specific actions could be taken on the border, but he suggested the response in Texas by Perry, a Republican, is misguided. [snip] Brown’s remarks come a day after he announced a private meeting Tuesday with José Horacio Gómez, the Mexico-born archbishop of Los Angeles, and “more...
  • Senate Democrats Angle for Entire Gang of Eight Bill After Boehner Caves

    07/29/2014 12:33:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 7-29-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Democrats are angling to include the entire “Gang of Eight” bill in a conference committee with whatever border crisis bill comes out of Speaker John Boehner’s House of Representatives, Politico reports. “The only way any piece of the House proposal could become law is if it was conferenced with the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, which is something we’d certainly consider,” a senior Democratic aide told Politico. Gang of Eight Republicans Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) recently issued a joint statement saying they did not want this to happen, but...
  • Report: Obama Was Rude and Hostile During Phone Call With Netanyahu (transcript leaked)

    07/29/2014 12:03:27 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 248 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 7/29/14 1:48pm | Jacob Kombluh
    The conversation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama was tense and tough, according to a report on Channel 1 Tuesday evening. Based on a transcript of the conversation, obtained by Israel’s channel 1, Obama “behaved in a rude, condescending and hostile manner,” the network’s foreign correspondent concluded. During the 35-minute conversation on Sunday, the president reportedly demanded that Israel should immediately and unconditionally end the operation. When Netanyahu asked what Israel would get in return for unilaterally ending the strikes, Obama replied: “I believe Hamas will stop firing rockets – quiet in return for quiet.” To which...