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  • Hennepin County Opens New Office to Handle Increase in Permit to Carry Applications

    05/04/2016 11:25:20 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose
    kstp.com ^ | 5/4/16
    Gun sales are up in Minnesota, so much so that some counties are having trouble keeping up with permit applications. Hennepin became the latest county to expand their permit application services, opening a second full-time permit to carry office in Brooklyn Park this week. "We've seen an exponential increase," Sheriff Rich Stanek said. In fact, the Sheriff's Office released numbers Tuesday showing they've seen a 16 percent increase in permit applications since 2014. Stanek said some attribute the rise in applications to recent mass shootings, a rise in violent crime, or Obama administration policies. Regardless, Stanek said the increase does...
  • New administration rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms

    05/04/2016 10:55:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2016 | AP
    thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms Published May 04, 2016 Associated Press Facebook45 Twitter59 livefyre Email Print This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the plan announced Wednesday, companies could kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty -- nearly four times the current limit. Golden eagles could...
  • SOLDIERS NEED OUR HELP! JUST SIGN A PETITION!

    05/04/2016 10:53:29 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 13 replies
    The Band Of Mothers ^ | May 4, 2016 | Beverly Perlson
    To all of you patriotic Americans out there who have supported our efforts to see our Sons in Leavenworth returned to their families, please read the email below from attorney Colby Vokey, LT COL USMC (Ret). Colby lays out all the reasons we have expressed over the years regarding the imprisonment of our Sons in Leavenworth. I will spare you all my rage as you have heard it over and over again for what seems like a lifetime. Rather, I will quote Colby: "What matters is that it's time to bring our warriors all the way home." Please sign the...
  • ‘President Trump?’ Here’s How He Says It Would Look

    05/04/2016 10:52:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | PATRICK HEALY
    Donald J. Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but he is also keenly aware that many in his own party — and many Americans, frankly — are scared and anxious about the idea of him in the Oval Office. Even he is not sure how a deeply divided nation would adjust to the first 100 days of a Trump presidency. What he does know, however, is what he wants to do in those early months. In a series of recent interviews, he sketched out plans that include showdowns with business leaders over jobs and key roles for military...
  • The Forgotten Story of the Revolutionary War

    05/04/2016 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    On April 8, 2016, military historian and author Patrick K. O’Donnell spoke at the Heritage Foundation to discuss his book “Washington’s Immortals,” a book about the forgotten people and battles in the revolutionary war. The author discusses facts of the war that many schools fail to recognize; these include details of the colonists’ struggles with the loyalists, the soldiers’ shortages of clothing and food, and the sacrifices of many wealthy colonists. The stories in this book of the band of brotherhood and the sacrifices of the colonists are beneficial for students in order for them to fully understand American values....
  • Bernstein: There Will Be ‘Very Damaging’ Leaks From Hillary Email Investigation

    05/04/2016 9:57:16 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Truncated title. Full title: Bernstein: There Will Be ‘Very Damaging’ Leaks From Hillary Email Investigation, Her Actions Reckless and Entitled On Wednesday’s “CNN Tonight,” Journalist and author Carl Bernstein stated that there would be “very damaging” leaks from the investigation into Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email, and described her conduct as “what she did was an act of recklessness, and entitlement, that there’s no excuse for.” Bernstein began by stating that in the general election “all bets are off,” including the usual GOP-Dem breakdown as an important factor, celebrity might be more important than ideology,...
  • Remembering a Comment on the Occasion of Carter's Loss to Reagan

    05/04/2016 9:44:58 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 24 replies
    Freep | 04/04/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    "Politicians are the People Who Ran for Class President." I find the whole election so far, hilarious, because, it's been like knocking the walls with a sledgehammer in an old Greasy Spoon to get the roaches to scurry out, seeing the Neo-Conservatives so up in arms over the loss of their supposedly non-existent, elite privileges. So, can anyone come up with the source for this? This was remarked upon, on the occasion of Jimmy Carter's disgrace at the hands of conservative Cro-Magnon Ronald Reagan. (It's an anti-pejorative, since we are all Cro-Magnons, it's the Neanderthals who are knuckle-draggers.) It's...
  • London About To Elect Muslim Mayor — Who Defends Islamists........

    05/04/2016 9:42:27 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    FULL TITLE - London About To Elect Muslim Mayor — Who Defends Islamists, 9/11 Terrorists, Endorsed By Anti-Semites Londoners go to the polls on Thursday to choose a replacement for the outgoing Mayor, Boris Johnson MP. Despite the fact the Labour Party is currently mired in an anti-Semitism scandal, if all things remain equal, expect the party’s candidate Sadiq Khan MP to be confirmed in the early hours of Friday morning. Mr. Khan, 45, has had a successful career in the Labour Party, being elected to parliament in 2005, becoming a Minister of State in 2008 with a promotion in...
  • Kerry Draws Red Line, Says Syria Better Start Removing Assad By Aug 1

    05/04/2016 9:35:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Secretary of State John Kerry just gave Syria a hard deadline for starting the political transition to get rid of Syrian President Bashar Assad: Aug. 1. Kerry told reporters Tuesday if Syria doesn’t begin the process of removing Assad by Aug. 1, there will be serious consequences, The Associated Press reports. “If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions,” Kerry said. “One of them may be the total destruction of the cease-fire and then go back to war. I don’t think Russia wants that. I don’t think Assad is going to benefit from that. There may...
  • Navajo Nation In Crisis As EPA Tries To Shutter The West’s Largest Coal Plant

    05/04/2016 9:23:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Joseph Hammond
    The Navajo residents of Page, Ariz., have gotten to the point where they openly worry their modest rush hour may end altogether. The rush hour consists of only a few hundred cars carrying 520 people out to the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), heading down a windy road to the coal-fired power plant, which is dramatically positioned on a ridge a mile from the shores of Lake Powell, the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. The Navajo coal plant’s lease is set to expire in 2019, pending complex negotiations aimed at extending operations until 2044. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
  • Here’s the Thing So Many Americans Can’t Grasp About Bernie Sanders

    05/04/2016 9:09:48 AM PDT · by mrbinga · 35 replies
    Observer ^ | 04/25/16 | Pete Ross
    Watching this year’s presidential nomination process from Australia has been a very interesting affair. I can’t say I’ve followed every single speech or piece of news, but I’ve certainly kept abreast of what is going on and have seen plenty of articles and commentary from people on my feed putting their opinions forward. What interests me the most are the people and media pundits who emphatically denounce Bernie Sanders and his supporters. The reasons all generally boil down to the fact that he is the reincarnation of Karl Marx and he wants to turn the U.S. into a communist state....
  • Brexit Leader: ‘Keep Sending Obama Over’

    05/04/2016 8:35:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 4, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Brexit leaders are thrilled President Barack Obama came out against them, because they are seeing a bounce in the polls. Arron Banks, the British entrepreneur leading a grassroots effort to leave the European Union, said he hopes the president continues urging the United Kingdom to remain a member state, during a trip to Washington last weekend. Banks, the chairman of Leave.EU, met with government officials and think tanks to gain support for “Brexit,” the movement to leave the European Union, when the U.K. votes on the EU referendum on June 23. Banks said issues of immigration and economics should make...
  • 11-Year-Old Shows that Smart Guns are Stupid Guns

    05/04/2016 8:27:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A couple of days ago, on 27 April, 2016, an 11 year old boy in Alabama shot a burglar. From wvtm12.com: Home school student Chris Gaither, 11, was alone Wednesday morning when he heard a noise. Someone had broken into his house and walked upstairs. Gaither said he was scared, but wanted to be prepared so he grabbed a nine-millimeter hand gun.“When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Gaither said. The pistol would not have been useful to Chris Gaither if it had been...
  • Trump-ing Hillary on EPA and Global Warming

    05/04/2016 8:21:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Steve Milloy
    If he lives up to his campaign rhetoric, a President Donald Trump would be a nightmare for the Environmental Protection Agency, radical environmentalism and the mandate- and subsidy-dependent “green” energy racket. I have paid close attention this campaign season to what every candidate has said about environmental issues. Almost all 17 of the Republican candidates strongly opposed Obama’s war on coal, the job-killing EPA, and global warming hysteria. But Trump has exhibited something else — unusually keen insight into and visceral dislike for green extremism, especially as inflicted upon us by the Obama administration.
  • U.S Cuts Aid, Pakistan To Pay For Own F-16 Fighter Jets

    05/04/2016 7:59:38 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    TOLO News ^ | May 4, 2016 | TOLOnews
    The United States has informed Pakistan it will have to pay for eight American F-16 fighter jets itself after members of Congress raised objections to the proposed deal that would have seen the U.S sponsoring part of the purchase. The deal, estimated to be worth about $699 million USD, was approved by the U.S in February whereby the U.S would assist Pakistan with $430 million USD in aid to help finance the purchase. The deal involved up to eight F-16 fighter jets, along with radar and other equipment. However, this week, members of Congress voiced their unhappiness over the deal...
  • Survey: US businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years

    05/04/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 4, 2016 9:21 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could weigh on hiring. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 156,000 jobs in April, down from 194,000 in March. Manufacturers shed 11,000 jobs, after losing 3,000 the previous month. Services firms added 166,000, down from 189,000. The slowdown was also driven by weaker hiring at medium and larger companies. Small businesses added jobs at the same pace as previous months. …
  • Half of immigrant-led households collect welfare as admission rules go unenforced

    05/04/2016 6:52:41 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigrants are supposed to be beneficial to the U.S. — so much so that federal law requires them to prove they won’t end up on the public dole if they are legally admitted. But it’s a stricture honored more in the breach than in compliance, according to statistics obtained by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which found that of the millions of legal immigrants living in the U.S. and collecting welfare or other public benefits, only a single person was kicked out of the country over the last three years for becoming a public burden. That seems to fly...
  • Tale of Two Tribes: 'Climate Refugees' vs. EPA Victims

    05/04/2016 6:45:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The left has concocted a lucrative category of politically correct victims: "climate refugees." It's the new Green racket. U.S. taxpayers will now be forking over untold billions to ease the pain allegedly inflicted on "carbon's casualties" by industrial activity. By contrast, those who have suffered as a direct result of government incompetence by federal environmental bureaucrats continue to get the shaft. Consider the plight of two tribes: the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw in Louisiana and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. The New York Times splashed a viral story on its pages this week spotlighting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's...
  • Repubs Burn Registration Cards-Rally Behind #nevertrump-Prepare to Support Clinton to Block Trump

    05/04/2016 6:10:21 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 168 replies
    DaiLY Mail UK ^ | 5-4-16 | Cory Charlton
    A number of disappointed Republicans have torched their voter cards and declared support for the #nevertrump campaign after the billionaire businessman clinched the party nomination following Ted Cruz's resignation. Such is the resentment towards Trump, many are now readying themselves to vote for the Democrats despite being lifelong Republican supporters. Photographs of them burning their voter registration cards have appeared on social media, while others say they are prepared to vote for Hillary Clinton.
  • SEAL Dies Defending Christian Town in Iraq

    05/04/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Lori
    Reports surfaced Tuesday that ISIS had attacked the Christian city of Tel Askuf in Iraq. An intense firefight ensued involving local Kurdish Peshmerga troops and training forces from the Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), a group founded and run by Matthew Van Dyke. Unfortunately, one Navy SEAL gave his life defending the Christian city. His name has yet to be released. Jason Butrill, head researcher for The Glenn Beck Program and a former member of counterintelligence with U.S. Special Forces, received communication from Van Dyke’s team as the fighting went down. “This area that has been attacked is the Christian...
  • GAO Report: US Still Not Prepared for Possible EMP Attack

    05/04/2016 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 3, 2016 | 4:20 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Two weeks after North Korea threatened to launch nuclear strikes against the U.S., the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the federal government has still not implemented all of the recommendations made eight years ago to prevent catastrophic blackouts caused by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. The recommendations were made in 2008 by the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electro-Magnetic Pulse Attack (EMP Commission). Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have taken actions to prepare against an EMP attack, they “have not established a coordinated approach to identifying...
  • Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

    05/04/2016 5:32:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 | Julie Pace And Scott Bauer
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated.
  • The tortured things GOP Senate candidates have said about Donald Trump, to date

    05/04/2016 5:06:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2016 | Amber Phillips
    But many senators left wiggle room to back away from Trump if necessary; Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio), who is in a tough reelection battle back home, said he intends to support the nominee "unless something crazy happens." And according to our March survey, at least 22 Republicans aren't sure or wouldn't say. Newly minted Indiana GOP nominee Todd Young hasn’t said anything we could find about whether he'd support Trump. Only one Republican senator — Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) — has said clearly that he won't be on Team Trump.
  • Snowden: “We Are Like Tagged Animals”

    05/04/2016 5:03:38 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    In a new piece out in The Intercept, whistleblower Edward Snowden has summed up what smart phones really are: By preying on the modern necessity to stay connected, governments can reduce our dignity to something like that of tagged animals, the primary difference being that we paid for the tags and they’re in our pockets. It sounds like fantasist paranoia, but on the technical level it’s so trivial to implement that I cannot imagine a future in which it won’t be attempted. It will be limited to the war zones at first, in accordance with our customs, but surveillance technology...
  • I Want a President Who Can Teach Us to Accept Capitalism

    05/04/2016 4:57:01 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    In last week’s foreign policy speech Donald Trump had this to say about jobs: NAFTA, as an example, has been a total disaster for the U.S. and has emptied our states of our manufacturing and our jobs. Never again. Only the reverse will happen. We will keep our jobs and bring in new ones. Their [sic] will be consequences for companies that leave the U.S. only to exploit it later. Okay, I get it: you are running for president, Mr. Trump, and I get that you can’t say that, of course, NAFTA has hurt some people, because after all capitalism...
  • What Went Wrong for Ted Cruz

    05/04/2016 4:56:00 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 135 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 04, 2016 | Fred Barnes
    What happened to Ted Cruz? A month ago, he won the Wisconsin primary in a landslide and was poised to combat Donald Trump with a fresh burst of enthusiasm. Now he's out of the race and Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Things happened in two cycles, some in recent weeks and others that plagued his campaign from the beginning. As Trump said last night, Cruz is tough and smart. But he made big mistakes as a presidential candidate.
  • Congress Plotting to Psychologically Profile Children

    05/04/2016 4:40:12 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/3/2016 | Alex Newman
    After passing an Obama-backed education bill that undermines parental rights and state and local control over schools under the guise of making every student “succeed,” Congress is plotting its next unconstitutional “education” scheme: a bill to fund psychological testing and profiling of your child, and the data-mining to go with it. Under the scheme, which already sailed through the U.S. Senate late last year, schools would vacuum up huge amounts of data on students, including information on their “social and emotional learning,” attitudes, values, beliefs, and more. That data will then be shared with basically everyone, including Big Brother in...
  • Justice Dept. to provide watchdog faster access to records

    05/04/2016 4:27:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2016 6:18 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department said it intends to provide its inspector general with quicker access to documents that the watchdog office says it’s been delayed in receiving. Those materials include grand jury testimony, credit information and communications obtained from law enforcement wiretaps. The announcement follows a directive from Congress for the department — and several other federal government agencies — to be more responsive to information requests from their internal watchdogs. …
  • Manufacturing Momentum Fades But Export Orders Step Up

    05/04/2016 4:23:47 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 10 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 5/02/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing index eased to 50.8 in April from 51.8 in March, but it remained positive for a second straight month. Economists had predicted a slight decline to 51.5 amid less-robust reports on regional manufacturing activity last month. Readings above 50 indicate expansion, while those below 50 point to contraction. The undershooting in April largely reflected excess inventories, which may keep keep a lid on the upturn in production in coming months. But the good news for U.S. manufacturing and for corporate earnings is that the dollar continues to lose ground. The U.S. dollar index edged...
  • What Do Government Subsidies Provide? Higher Prices And More Overhead, Mostly

    05/04/2016 4:19:42 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/3/2016 | John Merline
    Former Sen. Phil Graham once quipped that “if you think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free.” He said that when President Clinton was, unsuccessfully, trying to get his wife’s Health Security Act through Congress in 1993. Graham was right. While Clinton didn’t get his plan enacted, health care has become increasingly “free” to consumers, as the share they pay out-of-pocket dropped from 47% in 1960, to 23% by 1980 to less than 11% today. This trend has been driven almost entirely by government policies — either through government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, or because of distortions...
  • EU moves on granting visa-free travel to Turkish citizens

    05/04/2016 4:17:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 7:13 AM EDT | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s executive Commission is recommending that Turkish citizens be allowed to travel to Europe without visas on short vacations and business trips. […] The move is part of a package of incentives offered to Turkey — including up to €6 billion ($6.8 billion) in aid for Syrian refugees and fast-track EU membership talks — to persuade Ankara to stop migrants heading to Europe and take thousands back from Greece. …
  • REACH ‘monster’ will devour EU innovation, chemical industry warns

    05/04/2016 3:47:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Apr 29, 2016 (updated: May 2, 2016) | Frédéric Simon
    Chemical industry lobbyists have stepped up their criticism of Europe’s REACH chemical safety regulation, branding the law “a monster” that “will devour” the industry’s ability to innovate. Policymakers should set “tangible” regulatory burden reduction targets to unleash the innovation potential of Europe’s chemical companies, industry body CEFIC said in a statement released today (29 April). […] In the industry’s firing line is the REACH regulation, which requires manufacturers to register thousands of chemicals currently on the market and submit them for safety screening and subsequent authorization. […] (CEFIC Vice President Tony) Bastock complained in particular that chemical companies were now...
  • No, Budget Cuts Aren’t Why You’re Waiting Hours To Get Through Airport Security

    05/04/2016 3:47:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/4/2016 | Staff
    Bureaucracy: Air travelers are in for a long hot summer. News reports show airport security lines stretching across airports and tell of passengers forced to wait hours for the privilege of taking their shoes and belts off and getting patted down by a TSA agent.
  • Hillary Clinton Wants Christians to Give Up on Bible Beliefs

    05/04/2016 12:12:57 AM PDT · by Lera · 54 replies
    Charizma News ^ | 4/28/2015 | Ron Cantor
    Hillary Clinton claims to be Christian. Barack Obama claims to be a Christian. And I am claiming to be a brain surgeon! Any takers? You see just saying, "I am a brain surgeon," doesn't mean I can perform brain surgery. I would need to back it up with a diploma and years of training. In the same way, no American will get elected president claiming, "The Bible is outdated, it's just a bunch of stories. I am a humanistic socialist at heart!" Sure the left will have no problem with that, but you can't win without independents. So the candidates...
  • CPRC ON THE LARRY ELDER SHOW TO DISCUSS AUSTRALIA’S GUN BUYBACK

    05/03/2016 9:19:26 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 3, 2016 | Larry Elder
    CPRC’s John Lott talked to Larry Elder on his national radio show about Australia’s gun buyback and discussed his testimony before the Australia Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee. They also talked about Hillary Clinton’s comparison of the gun buyback to Obama’s Cash for Clunkers program. (8:40 to 8:55 PM on Monday, May 2, 2016)
  • UN needs $80 million for schools for Palestinian refugees

    05/03/2016 7:42:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 3, 2016 9:27 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees expressed hope Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure that 500,000 boys and girls who are refugees can start the next school year on time in August. Last year, a $101 million shortfall in the budget of the agency, known as UNRWA, almost led to a delay in starting school. […] UNRWA operates 700 schools for Palestinian refugees with 22,000 education staff in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Last year’s funding crisis almost led to a delay...
  • White House Leads Briefing With Statement on Flint, Does Not Mention Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq

    05/03/2016 7:06:37 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 3, 2016 | David Rutz
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest led off his briefing Tuesday with an announcement about President Obama’s impending visit to Flint, Michigan, but he made no mention of the the U.S. Navy SEAL killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq until questioned on the matter. Earnest often begins briefings without announcements, but he made a point of specifically detailing Obama’s trip Wednesday to Flint to discuss the town’s water crisis, as well as tout the administration’s response to the matter. “As you all know, the president will travel to Flint, Michigan tomorrow,” Earnest said. “He will stop first at the Food...
  • Time is now for Trump to pick Rubio for VP

    05/03/2016 6:58:48 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 224 replies
    First the reason the time now to pick Rubio is to beat Hillary to the punch with picking an hispanic. Second reason why. It locks up almost all of the southern states. Rubio did well in Virginia and will also help in Nevada. This leaves Ohio for Trump to win. It also helps him compete in Minnesota and New Mexico. This will allow Trump to put resources in the some of the Northeast states making Hillary compete in states they would not normally compete in. Some argue for a women to cancel out the woman card or a black American....
  • Prince George's Co. officer indicted for alleged abuse of his girlfriend's 3-year-old child

    05/03/2016 6:33:57 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 2 replies
    Fox5dc.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Fox5dc.com staff
    Prince George's County Police Officer Francesco Marlett is accused of beating his girlfriend's 3-year-old child unconscious after the child supposedly made him angry. A Grand Jury returned an indictment against Marlett for second-degree child abuse Tuesday afternoon. “There is no excuse for Officer Marlett’s actions,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said. “No matter what may have happened, striking a defenseless child and causing this type of injury is never acceptable.”
  • Pa. bill would require students to know American history, civics

    05/03/2016 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require Pennsylvania’s high school students to have a basic understanding of American history and civics before graduating. House Bill 1858 would require that students pass a test on 100 basic facts from the United States Citizenship Civics Test, the test all immigrants must pass when applying for U.S. citizenship.
  • Why the NRA hates smart guns

    05/03/2016 6:24:34 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 35 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | Jon Stokes
    With yet another push from President Obama to revive initiatives to develop “smart gun” technology, it looks like it’s time to revisit the issue once again. The most common question I got in response to my previous piece on the many problems with smart guns is, “even if you’re correct that smart guns are a bad idea, why is the NRA so opposed to letting the market even try to get it right?” The NRA’s official position is that they don’t care one way or the other about smart gun tech, and that the market should decide, but we all...
  • Ann Coulter on the Sean Hannity Radio Show Speaking About Trump and Illegal Immigration

    05/03/2016 5:52:54 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 14 replies
    Sean Hannity Radio Show ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Listen to hour 3 of the May 3, 2016 show at 1:30 - 14:40 of this audio link: http://download.premiereinteractive.com/seanhannity/2016/05/Sean%20Hannity%20-%20May%2003%202016%20-%20Hour%203.mp3Coulter said that she tried to get many of the candidates interested in making illegal immigration a central issue in their campaign, but only Trump would do so. She said that before Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, she got a call from Trump’s people asking for a copy of her book on illegal immigration that was about to be released. Trump’s people saw her pre-publication with Jorge Ramos of Univision. She sent Trump’s people the book, and said that Trump...
  • Cruz Ending Campaign After Indiana Loss to Trump

    05/03/2016 5:39:31 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 202 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 5/3/16 | Patrick Svitek
    INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is ending his campaign after suffering a devastating loss to frontrunner Donald Trump in the Indiana primary, campaign manager Jeff Roe told the Texas Tribune. With about 43 percent of the vote in, Trump was projected to beat Cruz by about 2o points, 54 percent to 35 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who had struck a deal with Cruz to effectively concede the Hoosier State, was winning less than 10 percent of the vote. Trump was on track to win most — if not all — of Indiana's 57 delegates, significantly easing his...
  • Cruz Drops OUT

    05/03/2016 5:31:34 PM PDT · by austinaero · 107 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/03/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    Ted Cruz is quitting the presidential race, according to campaign manager Jeff Roe, ending one of the best-organized campaigns of 2016 after a series of stinging defeats left Donald Trump as the only candidate capable of clinching the nomination outright.
  • Obama reportedly to designate Stonewall Inn area as gay rights national monument

    05/03/2016 3:44:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | Victor Morton
    President Obama will reportedly mark Pride Month by designating a part of the Greenwich neighborhood surrounding the Stonewall Inn as the nation’s first gay-rights national monument.
  • Governor Deal Vetos Campus Carry

    05/03/2016 3:19:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia has vetoed HB 859, which would authorize the carry of concealed weapons by concealed carry permit holder on Georgia campuses. The bill was very popular in the legislature, passing with wide margins. The bill passed the House 113 to 59, and the Senate 37 to 17.From Governor Deal’s statement on the veto at georiga.gov: HB 859 seeks to amend O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127.1, which relates to the carrying of weapons within school safety zones. It would add an exception to the prohibition of carrying or possessing a weapon in such school zones, to “any licensed...
  • Democrats continue campaigns for CD2 seat

    05/03/2016 3:10:17 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra ra Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    With a little over eight weeks remaining until nominating petitions have to be filed, two Democratic Party candidates seeking the District 2 congressional seat are continuing to campaign. Both Victoria Steele and Dr. Matt Heinz are gathering signatures to get on the Aug. 30 primary ballot. The winner of that election is expected to face incumbent Republican, congresswoman Martha McSally. McSally is currently unopposed in her bid for re-election to a second full-term as the Arizona Congressional District 2 U.S. Representative. Steele is a former State Representative for District 9 in the Tucson area, elected twice since 2012 before she...
  • Dem AG Targets 90 Conservative Groups in Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/03/2016 3:04:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 3, 2016, 5:10 PM | BY Lachlan Markay
    Subpoena demands Exxon correspondence with Heritage, Cato, Mercatus, Hoover, and Reason, among others The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.”
  • Pelosi: Mexico should not worry about Trump (Traitor Alert)

    05/03/2016 2:52:35 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/16 10:27 AM EDT | Rafael Bernal
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a Mexican newspaper Monday that Mexico should not worry about Donald Trump Pelosi and a delegation of representatives met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Monday, kicking off a three-country tour to discuss security, trade, migration and human rights. In the interview with the newspaper Reforma, Pelosi said Trump "is speaking to a minority, people who are insecure, who maybe lost their job and think it was because of immigration, because of trade, so I think it's putting too much weight on all this, but he only has one half of one half,...
  • Move Over Bald Eagle… Obama Is About To Make THIS Beast The National Animal

    05/03/2016 2:50:28 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 72 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 5/3/2016 | Obamanation Staff
    Our nation is about to get a new national animal. It’s bigger than you might imagine and definitely different than the reigning champ, the bald eagle, but we never would have expected this. America’s national animal has been for 234 long years the bald eagle. It has been the sole symbol of the United States, land of the free, home of the brave. But now it seems that there is a new beast in town that will become an American symbol for years to come. The new contender? The Bison. The National Bison Legacy Act was passed by Congress and...