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  • Baltimore scrambles to save tourism, conventions (Uh, cancel that directive to let them destroy)

    04/27/2015 9:42:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 92 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    With the violence sweeping Baltimore threatening to scare away tourists and the city's huge convention industry, officials are working overtime to build in new security around the downtown convention center and promising to keep people safe.
  • Elderly man fortunate Bloomberg’s gun groups didn't convince Kroger to ban guns

    04/27/2015 8:26:57 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 27, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Last year, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization launched a “six-figure ad campaign” pressuring Kroger to ban guns on its property. The extensive campaign had “print and digital ads in USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Houston Chronicle. Print-only ads will run in the Tennessean.” On April 22nd, fortunately a concealed handgun permit holder who was leaving a Kroger had his handgun with him. From Fox News 16 in Little Rock, Arkansas:
  • Martin O’Malley’s Terrible Fiscal Record

    04/27/2015 8:02:08 PM PDT · by yuffy · 10 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | April 27, 2015. | By Chris Edwards
    ormer Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is readying himself for a White House run. His recent rhetoric on economics shows that he will run to the left of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. After two terms of an unpopular left-wing president, that is surely the last thing the country needs. The good news is that O’Malley has a record we can examine, so voters will have more to go on than promises of “hope and change.” For fiscal policy, Cato grades the governors from “A” to “F” every two years in its “report cards.” One thing stands out about O’Malley’s record: his...
  • Government wants less fluoride in water

    04/27/2015 7:55:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2015 | Robert King
    The federal government is calling for lower levels of fluoride in drinking water, the first update since the 1960s. The new recommendation is for 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water, which replaces the previous range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams, according to the Health and Human Services Department on Monday. Americans have access to more fluoride through toothpaste and mouth rinses than when the recommendations were introduced in 1962, the agency said. Because Americans are using more fluoride, officials are worried about increases in cases of fluorosis, a condition that stains teeth exposed to too much fluoride. "The...
  • Supreme Ct: Obama Admin Can’t Make Catholic Group Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate

    04/27/2015 7:43:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    LifeNews ^ | April 27, 2015
    The Supreme Court issued an order today preventing the Obama administration from forcing a Catholic group in Michigan to obey the HHS mandate that requires them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. This is the fifth time the Supreme Court has rebuked the Obama administration and prevented it from making such a mandate. For the sixth time in a row, the Supreme Court took steps to protect another religious objector from the HHS mandate. It ordered a lower court to reconsider its ruling that denied a group of Catholic ministries in Michigan the freedom to follow their faith.  “The government keeps making the same...
  • Rand Paul: Let’s face it, it was a mistake to topple Saddam Hussein

    04/27/2015 7:35:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 155 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    <p>Interesting, not because it’s a surprise that Ron Paul’s son feels this way — remember this? — but because this is a subject that every Republican in the field, Rand included, would probably prefer to avoid during the primaries.</p> <p>Or am I wrong about that? Could this be a smart play for Paul, especially given how it’ll make Jeb Bush squirm?</p>
  • Entire junior class, 280 high-schoolers, show Obama just what he can do with Common Core! (Seattle)

    04/27/2015 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/26/15 | Tom Tillison
    The entire junior class of a Seattle high school sent an unmistakable message to President Obama and other supporters of the Common Core curriculum last week: Thanks, but no thanks. Not a single junior at Nathan Hale High showed up Tuesday to take new state exams in reading and math, a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman told The Seattle Times. That’s 280 students who skipped the tests in a show of force. **SNIP** “They didn’t skip school all day,” district spokeswoman Stacy Howard told the newspaper. “They just didn’t show up during the testing period.”
  • Black caucus chairman urges calm in Baltimore ["all is well...remain calm!!!]

    04/27/2015 5:08:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/27/15 | David McCabe
    The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus called on Monday night called for calm as violent clashes between police and protesters escalated in Baltimore. "We call for peaceful protests so that additional lives are not lost," said Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). "We understand people are angry and that the community is upset, but violence only distracts us from the justice we seek. Violence does not lead to justice."“The CBC will continue to work with federal, state and local governments to ensure this system is fair and impartial. African Americans deserve to be treated equally before the law," he said. On...
  • 10 Reasons Why Libertarians Should Support Ted Cruz

    04/27/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 27, 2015 | R. Brownell
    10. He wants to rebuild the old Reagan Coalitions Cruz without argument is a constitutional conservative, unwilling to compromise with progressives if it means government grows even an inch bigger. His plan to win the presidency won’t involve shifting towards the mushy middle like previous GOP candidates, but instead reforming the old Reagan Coalition of Evangelicals, Conservatives, Reagan Democrats, and Libertarians to help him get to the White House. 9. He shut down the government and beat Rand Paul’s filibuster record During the fight to defund Obamacare, Cruz pushed his filibuster past the deadline for the government shutdown; while in...
  • Sen. David Perdue: Obama Runs ‘Country Without Congress’ [and....???]

    04/27/2015 4:47:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/15 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power privileges has essentially frozen Congress out of the government for the past six years, leading to foreign policy disasters across the globe and systemic domestic problems, according to Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), who blasted the White House’s abuse of power during a speech on the Senate floor Monday evening.Perdue, in his first wide-ranging speech from the Senate floor, blasted what he said is the Obama administration’s unprecedented abuse of the presidency and failure to set America on stable path.“Unbridled use of executive orders and regulatory mandates has basically allowed this president to...
  • Maryland Sens. Call On DOJ To Investigate Freddie Gray Death

    04/27/2015 4:40:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/15 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Maryland senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin called upon the Justice Department for an independent investigation into the Baltimore City Police’s handling of Freddie Gray Monday.“First of all, we’re very concerned, Senator Cardin and I, about the situation in Baltimore. We’re both concerned very much about Freddie Gray and making sure justice is done,” Mikulski told reporters.“And in order for justice to be done we have asked for an independent investigation by the Justice Department to say what happened. And therefore once that is determined then whatever comes out of that investigation should go forward.”Cardin confirmed that the DOJ...
  • Rioters Pose For Photos With Destroyed Cop Car In Baltimore

    04/27/2015 4:23:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 72 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/27/15 | Caleb Howe
    This is one of those videos that really requires no explanation. Two of the apparent rioters in Baltimore took time out from looting and injuring police to take pictures with the fruits of their labors. Trophies, as CNN commentator notes. The rioting in Baltimore had been underway for about two hours at this point, a situation that one reporter described as "all out war."
  • Hillary Thinks You Should Change Your Religious Beliefs

    04/27/2015 4:20:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 4/27/15 | Ryan Mayer
    Coming as a complete and utter shock to absolutely no one, Hillary Clinton gave every indication that she plans to play the gender card in her campaign for the presidency. And based on her keynote at the Women in the World Summit last week, it looks like we’re in for more of the tired “War on Women” rhetoric. From the speech:“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced.”Which laws does she think need enforcing? I’m guessing not the ones repeatedly violated by her friends...
  • Violent rioting rages across Baltimore (At least seven police officers injured in just one incident)

    04/27/2015 4:12:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 27, 2015 | Scott Dance
    Violence and looting overtook much of West Baltimore on Monday, seriously injuring several police officers and leaving a store and several vehicles in flames.. At least seven police officers were injured in a clash that began near Mondawmin Mall and spread toward downtown. One officer was unresponsive and others suffered broken bones, police spokesman Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said. Smoke filled the air as police responded with shields and a tactical vehicle. Demonstrators pelted officers with rocks, bricks and bottles and assaulted a photojournalist, and officers fired back with tear gas and pepper balls. Demonstrators set a police vehicle ablaze at...
  • "God Gave Me a Cold For a Reason": California Survivor of Mount Everest Avalanche

    04/27/2015 2:34:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Kris Sanchez
    It’s very likely that Scott Holder of Santa Rosa would have been among the 17 people killed in Nepal after an earthquake unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest. But he had a massive cold. ow to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake And instead of climbing up the Earth’s highest mountain, the 49-year-old financial adviser and mountaineer had headed back to below camp before big catastrophe on Saturday. “At the end of the day, God gave me a cold for a reason,” Holder, 49, told NBC Bay Area by phone from the capital city of Kathmandu near Mount Everest. And...
  • Al Sharpton to visit city, plan march to Washington over Gray's death

    04/27/2015 3:46:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray. The New York-based civil rights activist also wants to plan a two-day march in May from Baltimore to Washington, expressing frustration in the lack of answers into Gray's death. Gray, who died April 19 after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody, was buried Monday. "I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement," Sharpton said in a statement.
  • FIFTH CIRCUIT PANEL TO HEAR TEXAS VOTER ID CASE INCLUDES TWO DEMOCRAT APPOINTEES

    04/27/2015 3:46:07 PM PDT · by yuffy · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Apr 2015 | by LANA SHADWICK
    A challenge to Texas voter identification law will be heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday. A three judge panel that includes two Democratic appointees will hear the case. One of the judges is a federal district court judge from the Eastern District of Texas who is sitting by designation. The case is Marc Veasey, et al., Texas Association of Hispanic County Judges and County Commissioners v. Greg Abbott et al. (cause no. 14-41127). Breitbart Texas reported that on October 11, 2014, U. S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, a President Obama...
  • Police: Baltimore Gangs Threaten To ‘Take Out’ Officers

    04/27/2015 3:42:38 PM PDT · by baltimorepoet · 24 replies
    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com WJZ ^ | April 27, 2015 1:50 PM
    The Baltimore Police Department has received information that a number of Baltimore area gangs have joined forces to “take out” officers. According to a press release from the Baltimore Police department, members of the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods and Crips have partnered to harm law enforcement officials.
  • Statement From Governor Larry Hogan On Violence In Baltimore City

    04/27/2015 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 54 replies
    Office of Governor Larry Hogan ^ | April 27, 2015 | Governor Larry Hogan
    Governor Larry Hogan is closely monitoring the situation in Baltimore City and has been in contact with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake office to provide the city with whatever resources are required. The Maryland State Police have been dispatched in a supporting role on the ground, as well as other resources and equipment from various state agencies. “Today’s looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated. In response, I have put the Maryland National Guard on alert so they can be in position to deploy rapidly as needed. I strongly condemn the actions of the offenders who are engaged...
  • GoFundMe shuts down another donations page for a Christian business owner accused of discrimination?

    04/27/2015 3:15:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/27/15 | Allahpundit
    The question mark’s in the headline because they haven’t commented yet on where the page went or why, but you can guess what happened if you read Jazz’s post yesterday. A GoFundMe page for a different Christian-owned business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon, was yanked down by GFM because there are discrimination charges pending against the owner and it’s GFM’s policy not to raise money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.” Politely refusing to cater a gay wedding is, evidently, now a “heinous crime.” But that raised a question: If charity...
  • Must The State Affix The Imprimatur Of Marriage To All Protected Coupling Arrangements?

    04/27/2015 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Embargo · 10 replies
    CognitiveEvolution.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alice Travis
    If States license same sex marriages the Fourteenth Amendment may mandate the issuance of categories of marriage licenses akin to types of state diplomas.... Pregnancy is never a consequence of sexual relations in same sex marriage. No spouse in a same sex marriage who elects to have a child by natural means can do so without committing adultery. 100 percent of births to persons in same sex marriages are out-of-wedlock. No spouse in a same sex marriage who elects to have a child by natural or artificial means can do so without proliferating out-of-wedlock-births. These two facts alone establish that...
  • Two Texans Vie For Iowa - [Cruz]

    04/27/2015 1:15:20 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | April 27, 2015 | 5:00 a.m. EDT | David Catanese
    For the two Texans eyeing the presidency, Iowa is king. Following this weekend's trip to the Faith & Freedom Coalition forum, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry have logged 13 trips a piece to the state since 2013, outpacing every other Republican White House aspirant, according to the U.S. News Presidential Tracker. The repeated trips demonstrate the importance of the state to both Cruz and Perry, who are both vying for the evangelical voters who dominate caucuses. It shouldn't be a surprise that the two past caucus winners – former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick...
  • Final TRT FREEP at SCOTUS defending 2,000 years of real Christian marriage.

    04/27/2015 1:11:56 PM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 8 replies
    www.GusAlzona.com | April 27, 2015 | Gus Alzona
    You're invited to join the Tyranny Response Team and other real Tea Party folks at our final FREEP in defense of 2,000 years of real Christian marriage. This will be held in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, April 27, 2015 from 9:00am until 12:00 noon. Media inquiries, call 1-202-288-8011 Simple rules of conduct are: no violence, no racism, no profanity, obey the law and treat uniformed law enforcement officials with respect.
  • New Hampshire poll: Ayotte opens up 6-point lead; Walker, others lead Clinton

    04/27/2015 1:06:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | April 27, 2015 | Gravis Insights
    The incumbent Republican senator from New Hampshire opened up a six-point over Gov. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan, her presumptive Democratic challenger in the April 21-22 Townhall/Gravis poll of 1,117 voters. Sen. Kelly A. Ayotte (R.-N.H.), who was endorsed in 2010 by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, is building a solid lead over Hassan, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based firm that conducted the poll. Hassan has not announced. Ayotte leads with voters under 50, 52 percent to Hassan’s 40 percent and support of 88 percent of Republicans, he said. Hassan holds the support of 82 percent...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Americans really support Iran deal they think won’t work

    04/27/2015 1:04:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not the first time we’ve seen this dynamic, although the situation becomes more acute as John Kerry and Barack Obama press on towards a deal with Iran. The latest poll from Quinnipiac shows a majority of Americans want to embrace a deal, but are pessimistic about its ability to curtail Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons: American voters support 58 – 33 percent the preliminary agreement with Iran to restrict that country’s nuclear program, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.At the same time, only 35 percent of voters are “very confident” or “somewhat confident” the agreement...
  • Sowell: Anti-Trust Law and Lawlessness

    04/27/2015 12:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 28, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people's mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge. Many Americans who say that we should learn from other people, especially Europeans, mean that we should imitate what they did. That may make those who talk this way feel superior to other Americans. But let us never forget that the most disastrous ideologies of the 20th century — Communism, Fascism and Nazism — all originated in Europe. So did both World Wars. More recently, Europe...
  • Ted Cruz gets specific on 'abolishing the IRS'

    04/27/2015 12:43:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    LAS VEGAS — Sen. Ted Cruz has been gunning to abolish the Internal Revenue Service since coming to Washington two years ago.To critics of the Texas Republican in Democratic and GOP circles, it sounds like bluster. The fiery rhetoric garners hearty applause from conservative audiences, particularly since revelations in 2013 that the IRS targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny. But some federal agency is going to have to collect taxes, so Cruz's vow to shutter the IRS smacks of a politically motivated campaign promise rather than serious policy — at least to some.In an interview with the Washington Examiner...
  • Will The Supreme Court Open The Door To The Criminalization Of Christianity?

    04/27/2015 12:37:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Mario Diaz
    The question before the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow in Obergefell v. Hodges, dealing with the highly-anticipated same-sex “marriage” challenges, is very simple: Does the U.S. Constitution require same-sex “marriage” in every state in the nation?
  • Ted Cruz to attend D.C. fundraiser on April 29

    04/27/2015 12:31:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2015 | MJ Lee
    New York (CNN)Sen. Ted Cruz will shake the Washington money tree later this month, attending a fundraiser for his newly launched presidential campaign at the home of an old colleague, Charles Cooper. Guests will shell out $1,500 to attend a 6 p.m. VIP reception on April 29, and $500 to get into the "general" event later in the evening, according to an invitation obtained by CNN on Wednesday. The invite lists the D.C. home of Charles and Debra Cooper as a condo in the Penn Quarter neighborhood. READ: Network of Cruz super PACs boasts big haulCharles Cooper confirmed the April...
  • Ted Cruz, the Anti-Obama

    04/27/2015 12:12:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | MAR 24, 2015 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    The Wall Street Journal editorial board greets the announcement of Ted Cruz’s presidential candidacy by taking the Texas senator to task for, of all things, being too much like President Obama.  The Journal notes that both men decided to launch a White House run as a 40-something first-term senator without executive experience and with some background in constitutional law (Cruz as a prominent constitutional lawyer who frequently won cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Obama as a part-time law school instructor).  The larger point of the piece, however, is to question whether Cruz could win or could govern if he...
  • Q&A Session: Senator Ted Cruz And US Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce

    04/27/2015 11:56:08 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    The Street ^ | 04/27/15 - 02:09 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: WHO: Ted Cruz, United States Senator, Presidential Candidate and Javier Palomarez, President & CEO, USHCC. WHAT: In the first of a series of planned sessions with 2016 presidential Candidates, Senator Ted Cruz has agreed to sit down with Javier Palomarez, President & CEO of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), to discuss his candidacy, and how he will address issues that are important to America's 3.2 million Hispanic businesses, the community at large, and every day American citizens. WHERE: National Press...
  • Political Awareness Society holds mock Presidential Election [Cruz & Paul Tied]

    04/27/2015 11:43:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    The Compass ^ | April 25, 2015 | Cody Pruitt
    In a mock 2016 Presidential Election held by the Political Awareness Society (PAS) for ETBU, Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul tied for first place, as both candidates received 39 percent of the votes.For the mock election, PAS set up an open booth on campus in which students and staff for ETBU could stop by to vote. A total of 328 voters contributed to the mock election.According to PAS President Hunter Henson, the ballot consisted of a variety of possible candidates for the Democratic and Republican Parties.“We decided to have a large selection of candidates representing both parties to...
  • Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: Media Fears Him; New York Times Doing "Hit Pieces" On Him

    04/27/2015 11:39:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    CBN ^ | April 26, 2015 2:52 PM | David Brody
    In a one-on-one interview with The Brody File in Iowa, Ted Cruz says that The New York Times is out to get him by doing multiple hit pieces on him. “The media will tell you who they fear. The New York Times in the last week, has run a series of three hit-pieces all directed at me. It’s almost like The New York Times is a little bit nervous seeing a strong conservative getting incredible grass roots support, rising in the polls, raising money.” The NYT has come out with pieces that question how he can be against gay marriage...
  • VIDEO: Kroger Customer Draws Gun, Intervenes To Protect Elderly Man

    04/27/2015 11:33:40 AM PDT · by yuffy · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Apr 2015 | by AWR Hawkins
    On April 22, a customer at a Kroger in Little Rock, Arkansas, saw an elderly man surrounded by “seven people,” so he drew his gun and intervened to protect the gentleman. The group surrounding the elderly man then turned their attention toward the armed customer and implored him to look the way. ” According to Fox 16, the group kept yelling, “[This] isn’t your fight, you need to walk away and you need to put the gun down.” The armed citizen refused to comply, and instead kept his gun trained on the group as they fled the scene. The armed...
  • What's at Stake as Supreme Court Considers Marriage Tomorrow?

    04/27/2015 11:00:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 27, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Does the United States Constitution require states to allow members of the same sex to marry each other? Does the Constitution require states to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who were legally married in another state? These are the two questions the Supreme Court of the United States will ponder as it listens to oral arguments Tuesday. It seems simple. But the roads that have led to this point have been anything but. After years of legal challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage, many of them successful, as well as voter referendums in which the traditional definition of marriage has...
  • Flashback: Hillary Pitched ‘Controversial’ Business Partnerships to Billionaires

    04/27/2015 10:38:47 AM PDT · by yuffy · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 27 Apr 2015 | Pam Key
    In recent days, revelations from the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash” have revealed controversial Clinton Foundation financial deals, some including with the federal government. The revelations have led to a campaign by Clinton allies to downplay the notion of wrongdoing. However, as a video montage shows in 2009, it was then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who championed this new “controversial” expansion of public and private sector mergers, which left the Obama administration free to pick so-called “winners and losers” from a pool of Clinton foundation donors. Announcing the new “Global Partnership Initiative,” in 2009 at the Global Philanthropy Forum Conference, then-Secretary...
  • The home ownership trap

    04/27/2015 10:16:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Owning your own home and making it your castle is a key element of the American dream. Or is it? That’s become a more complicated question in recent years, particularly since the crash of 2007 and the bursting of the housing bubble well before that. Obviously the ability to own rather than rent can still be a very advantageous situation… for some people. But the reality is that it’s not the best choice for everyone, particularly if they are already in a tenuous financial situation. Stan Humphries of Zillow has an editorial at USA Today where he makes the...
  • The IRS vs. The Church

    04/27/2015 9:33:46 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The IRS targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups prior to the 2012 election was an unconscionable abuse of power for which accountability and punishment have been noticeably absent. But this was and is not the only use by the Obama administration of the power to tax to attempt to destroy its political opponents. The IRS is also involved in targeting what President Obama has called “less than loving” Christians through the mandates of ObamaCare and its attack on the free exercise of religion through the attempted coercion of mandated health insurance coverage This administration’s war on religion is...
  • Running With Predators: Liberal elites continue to condemn law enforcement & excuse inner-city crime

    04/27/2015 9:29:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2015 | Heather Mac Donald
    Starting in late summer 2014, a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter convulsed the country. Triggered by the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the movement claimed that blacks are still oppressed by widespread racism, especially within law enforcement. The police subject black communities to a gratuitous regime of stops and arrests, resulting in the frequent use of lethal force against black men, according to the activists and their media and academic allies. Indeed, America’s police are the greatest threat facing young black men today, the protesters charged. New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio announced...
  • White House Teams Up With Soros for Disturbing 2016 Plan

    04/27/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    wj ^ | April 24, 2015 | Ben Marquis
    Last year, as part of his Imperial decree of amnesty for illegal immigrants, resident Barack Obama created the White House Task Force on New Americans, whose goal is to vastly increase the numbers and rates at which immigrants were naturalized and granted citizenship. This Task Force works hand-in-hand with the George Soros-funded, open borders-promoting Migration Policy Institute, as well as the openly racist group La Raza, a Mexican nationalist organization that has called for the mass murder of white Americans and a return of the western states to Mexico. The Task Force is headed up by one Cecilia Munoz, Obama’s...
  • United States Supreme Court Brief submitted in opposition to Homosexual Marriage

    04/27/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by mom of young patriots · 11 replies
    US Supreme Court Brief ^ | 3-27-15 | Barwick and Faust
    This excerpt starts on page 37 of the brief: Regardless of how this Court chooses to rule, we want the children of gay parents who come after us to know that they mattered. They were worth speaking up for. They are not simply part of the cost of doing the political business of the day or “acceptable casualties” so that we can all prove to be allies of the LGBT community, and pat ourselves on the back for being “progressive.” No. We love our parents and we know that they do too. But they have lost something precious. And we...
  • Supreme Court tosses ObamaCare contraception ruling

    04/27/2015 8:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Supreme Court on Monday gave new life to a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, striking down a previous ruling in favor of the federal government. An appeals court in Cincinnati will now reconsider the legal challenge from the Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee that had sought exemptions from an ObamaCare provision that requires employers to cover birth control for all workers. The justices asked the lower court to reconsider the case in light of last year's landmark ruling on the contraception mandate. That ruling, which was issued last June, decided that the arts-and-crafts retailer, Hobby Lobby, could...
  • Baltimore Mayor: “We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”

    04/27/2015 8:43:15 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | April 27, 2015 | Steven Crowder
    Baltimore has erupted in chaos ever since Freddie Gray died in police custody after being arrested on drug suspicions. It’d gotten so bad that the violent rioters protesters exercising their first amendment rights were so passionately violently rioting exercising their first amendment rights, people weren’t allowed to leave the Orioles/Red Sox game… because of all the violent rioting free speech that was going on outside. Thankfully, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a news conference to urge calm…
  • Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton on the death of Freddie Gray and his response to requests ...

    04/27/2015 8:38:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    National Action Network ^ | April 27, 2015 | Al Sharpton
    Complete Headline: Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton on the death of Freddie Gray and his response to requests for involvement in the case “I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement. Though I have discussed it on my daily radio and TV shows and been in touch with our NAN Baltimore chapter, I resisted personal involvement until we saw what the promised May 1 investigation report would bring. [Snip] It is my intention to come and have a meeting with grassroots activists and faith leaders...
  • Father & Son Shot Dead ‘Execution-Style’ by Black Teens in New Orleans (VIDEO)

    04/27/2015 8:33:42 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2915 | Jim Hoft
    Two teen car burglars were arrested this weekend after shooting David Pence and his son Nicholas at their home. The two black teens invaded the Pence home after a dinner party on Wednesday night.The father and son were shot dead in an execution-style murder moments after party guests left their home.
  • Debtors prisons are an essential tool of our new public policy.

    04/27/2015 8:32:38 AM PDT · by DarkSavant · 34 replies
    Dalrock ^ | April 26 2015 | Dalrock
    Earlier this month Christopher Mathias at Huffington Post connected the Walter Scott case to our new family model in: One-Eighth Of South Carolina Inmates Were Jailed Over Child Support Payments. Walter Scott Was One Of Them. But Scott, who was killed on Saturday by police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, South Carolina, had also long struggled to pay child support. In 2008, he went to jail for a full six months after falling behind by $6,800 in child support payments,according to The Associated Press. Scott spent one night in jail in both 2011 and 2012, again because he owed...
  • Christian Economics in One Lesson: Chapte4

    04/27/2015 8:28:50 AM PDT · by all the best · 2 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | April 25, 2015 | Gary North
    Public Works Mean Taxes For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword (Proverbs 5:3-4). The author of Proverbs in the first nine chapters contrasts the faithful wife with the strange woman. He uses the metaphor of the strange woman for alluring lies that ultimately betray the person who accepts them. Here is the passage’s underlying message: something can look very appealing on the surface, but the end thereof is bitter as wormwood. Why? Because there is a system...
  • George W. Bush Just Sharply Criticized Obama for the First Time

    04/27/2015 8:01:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    Yahoo via Reuters ^ | April25, 2015 | Jason Reed
    Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.Former President George W. Bush apparently did something over the weekend that is quite rare for him: He criticized his successor in the White House. According to multiple reports on a closed-door Saturday event with Jewish donors, Bush offered his harshest public assessment of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Bloomberg's Josh Rogin reported that Bush said Obama had caused the US to "retreat" around the world and that Obama had charted the wrong course in his nuclear negotiations with Iran
  • ‘Accords with China a hallmark in Argentina's foreign relations history’

    04/27/2015 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Guillermo Háskel
    Chinese investment is seen to reach US$600 billion a year by 2030, mainly oriented to Brazil's and Argentina's manufacturing industry, an expert said. Despite protests that the accords signed this year between Buenos Aires and Beijing are shrouded in secrecy, strongly asymmetrical, and that they will deepen the trade commoditization of Argentina — one of the world's largest food exporters — an outstanding international relations expert hails them as a hallmark in Argentine history. “The accords signed with the People's Republic of China and passed into law by the Argentine Congress are one of the great achievements in the history...
  • Privilege

    04/27/2015 7:24:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Rich Galen
    Last week General David Petraeus, as the result of a plea agreement, was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine for the crime of, as reported by CNN.com, "sharing classified information with his biographer and lover, Paula Broadwell." He was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor rather than a felony. The notebooks he shared with Broadwell "included notes from national security meetings, the identities of covert officers and more classified documents," according to CNN. I have met David Petraeus although he would have to feign knowing me if we ran into one another. He rose to the...