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  • As Book Is Released, Ted Cruz Sours on His Role Model

    07/04/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | JANET HOOK
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in his new memoir “A Time for Truth,” confides that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John G. Roberts, whom he described as “a brilliant Supreme Court lawyer,” the “best advocate” of his generation.That would be the same John Roberts, now chief justice of the Supreme Court, that Mr. Cruz has been lambasting of late for last week’s ruling upholding a key piece of President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.“When I began practicing, I worked hard to emulate his argument...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Four-Time Deported Illegal Immigrant Murdered Wife with Hammer in Texas

    07/04/2015 3:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 3, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Breitbart Texas has exclusively confirmed that a man who confessed to murdering his wife with a hammer in Laredo, Texas is a four-time deported illegal immigrant who would not have been in the U.S. had he not been able to illegally cross back into the country multiple times from Mexico after his deportations. In addition, the Laredo Police Department continuously encountered the man in violent episodes with his wife, yet did not notify Border Patrol, according to federal agents who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity. Several federal agents who work under the umbrella of U.S. Customs...
  • This July 4th Remember Lafayette

    07/04/2015 2:46:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7-4-15 | Christopher Ruddy
    It is doubtful the American Republic would have been born were it not for the courage and generosity of our greatest French friend, Marquis de Lafayette, who joined the Continental Army at the age of 19 with the rank of lieutenant general. He helped provision George Washington's army, led troops in several battles ,and played a key role at Yorktown. He persuaded France to join the war on our side. He was Washington's surrogate son and a beloved American. When he died in 1830 he was eulogized by former President John Quincy Adams for three hours, and Congress and the...
  • Fed to Mandate that Cars Broadcast Speed and Location Data Promise Not to Use it Against You

    07/04/2015 2:18:46 PM PDT · by upchuck · 66 replies
    free thought project ^ | July 3, 2015 | Justin Gardner
    Federal government is currently crafting a mandate that would require all new vehicles to talk to each other continuously. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to submit their proposed connected car rule by the end of this year. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology has been developed by top automakers over the past decade and is ready for commercialization. It uses a combination of Wi-Fi, GPS data, and sensor data collected by the vehicle to transmit a signal on speed and position 10 times a second.Like so many technologies, V2V is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it has great potential...
  • Trump calls out Rubio for being weak on immigration, praises Cruz

    07/04/2015 2:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    GANT Daily A CNN News Affiliate ^ | July 4, 2015 | Staff
    Donald Trump said fellow Republican presidential nominee Marco Rubio is weak on immigration, as the real estate mogul on Saturday continued to defend his controversial remarks on the subject in an interview on Fox News Fox and Friends.Theres tremendous crime and illegal immigration is just incredible. As far as Rubio, hes very weak on immigration, he said in the phone interview. You know, I have great relations with Mexico and I love the Mexican people, and the spirit of the Mexican people. These are people just pouring across the border. In the past, Rubio, a Cuban-American, has said he supports...
  • America the Deceived - Same Method, Same War, Same End!

    07/04/2015 2:04:47 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 5 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/2/2015 | Bradlee Dean
    "It has been said that if the people in Germany had looked behind Adolph Hitler and His tyrannical regime they would have found nothing behind him. It was all propaganda. Everything was pushed and propped up on deception and lies, until the truth and light exposed the lies and darkness" (Luke 12:2). Did anyone think that it was rather odd that after the Supreme Court made "their" decision that the "first gay president" already had the rainbow lights set and ready to turn on the same night declaring that "Love wins." It seems like he knew something beforehand. (The rainbow...
  • Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals

    07/04/2015 1:37:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 7/04/15 | KEN THOMAS
    HANOVER, N.H. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. Clinton addressed 850 people at an outdoor amphitheater at Dartmouth College, a last-minute venue change made to accommodate a larger audience. Days earlier, Sanders spoke before about 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin. The former secretary of state made no mention of Sanders but warned that Republicans would unravel President Barack Obama's policies if they recaptured the White House, including the repeal of his signature health...
  • Federal Judge Rules Cops Can Take Over Your Home As They See Fit

    The Third Amendment was created to protect your home from being quartered by soldiers without your consent. It has very rarely been a matter of debate or litigation, until now. Federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon recently ruled that the police are exempt from the 3rd Amendment with a case out of Henderson, Nevada after a family had their home broken into and seized by local law enforcement who stated they needed the home to gain a tactical advantage against suspected criminals in a neighboring house. Police actually forced their way into this familys home, pepperballed the father and his...
  • Obama speechwriter reveals secret same-sex marriage at White House

    07/04/2015 12:51:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 04 JULY 2015 | CAITILIN DICKSON
    During a special presentation of the popular live storytelling podcast The Moth Radio Hour at this years Aspen Ideas festival, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett shared a story about how, years before gay marriage would become legal nationwide, he secretly performed a same-sex marriage at the White House. I went into politics for the reasons most people do: ambition, self-righteousness, and a desire to help others, Lovett said, according to a writeup in Saturdays Playbook. If youve spent any time in Washington, you know that the desire to help others is optional, and for members of Congress, its frowned upon.
  • United We Stood, Divided We'll Fall

    07/04/2015 12:43:16 PM PDT · by Kenny · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 4, 2015 | Peggy Ryan
    News that the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage ignited joyous celebration among gays and the media. Images assaulted us on all sides, victory parades showcasing same-sex couples entwined in ecstasy, media gushing praise, and #LoveWins rocking the Twitter universe. They won, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex couples can marry anywhere, anytime. By nullifying state laws, dismissing individuals religious beliefs, and totally ignoring the Constitution, they trumped it all and won. Except it wasnt a gay victory, not really. Oh the gay community and their supporters will argue it was a huge win, an in-your-face slam-dunk....
  • Sanctions against Iran could be lifted after worldpowers start to moveon from nuclear weapon fears

    07/04/2015 12:36:55 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 9 replies
    dailymail ^ | 04 July 2015 | Lydia Willgress for MailOnline
    Full Title Is Iran about to come in from the cold? Sanctions could be lifted after world powers start to move on from nuclear weapon fears International sanctions on the Islamic Republic could be lifted after Iran and other world powers reached a tentative agreement. The deal, which was negotiated with representatives from the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, could see a decade of restrictions on Tehran's nuclear programme exchanged for tens of billions of dollars in economic benefits.
  • Chicago imposes cloud tax: Officials aim to collect $12M from digital services

    07/04/2015 12:36:24 PM PDT · by upchuck · 14 replies
    wash times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Digital media companies and Chicagoans will now be slapped with a 9 percent cloud tax on streaming services, the Chicago Sun Times reported Wednesday. City officials aim to generate $12 million from the new tax. Collections will begin Sept. 1. In an environment in which technologies and emerging industries evolve quickly, the city periodically issues rulings that clarify the application of existing laws to these technologies and industries, mayoral spokeswoman Elizabeth Langsdorf said in a statement, the newspaper reported. Companies are already working to shift costs imposed by the cloud tax onto consumers. Entertainment website The Verge reported Wednesday that...
  • Vatican Hosts Climate Commie Naomi Klein

    07/04/2015 11:54:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 2, 2015 | David Blount
    You can tell a lot about powerful people by who comes to visit them. For example, in the early years of the Obama Administration, his #1 visitor was pro-communist SEIU leader Andy Stern. Racial arsonist Al Sharpton is a regular, and his still more rabidly anti-Caucasian colleague Malik Shabazz appears to have coming a'calling too. Regarding the new Pope: The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, acknowledged Wednesday that, as a secular...
  • Hillary extols her husband's record at Dartmouth, blames Bush for poor economy, mum on Sanders surge

    07/04/2015 11:51:05 AM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    unionleader.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | MEGHAN PIERCE
    HANOVER - Charlotte's grandmother, as Hillary Clinton was introduced to a crowd of 850 at Dartmouth College Friday afternoon, says she will soon present her specific economic policies. "I'll be laying out specific policies starting in about 10 days on how I think that should work," Clinton said. Clinton said she had been to Dartmough College several times as a student, visiting for different student meetings and conferences and even visiting during Winter Carnival for a blind date. "So I have memories," she said.
  • TBS: Ted Cruz - Medellin v. Texas - Mexican Who Raped and Murdered Texas Girls

    07/04/2015 11:17:31 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 33 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | March 25, 2008 | Supreme Court Decision
    Important to remember that Ted Cruz not only speaks out against illegal Immigrants, but successfully argued and won at the Supreme Court to have Mexicans who raped and murdered young girls convicted in U.S.
  • Iced Earth - Declaration Day

    07/04/2015 10:52:30 AM PDT · by paintriot · 7 replies
    Iced Earth - Declaration Day
  • The Greeks should vote no!

    07/04/2015 10:27:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2015 | Peter Morici
    Sunday, Greeks should vote “no”!Hellenic voters are being asked whether they accept the terms offered by the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund to extend the bailout for Athens‘ troubled finances or give Prime Minister Tsipras a mandate to insist on a better deal.Those conditions include more cuts in government supported pensions, higher taxes and labor market reforms other European governments’ are often not inclined to accept in the conduct of their own affairs.Urging a Yes vote, European leaders and their supporters in private institutions claim more austerity would reinvigorate the Greek economy and permit Greeks to...
  • The Spirit of 76: 'The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context

    07/04/2015 10:24:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-4-15 | Tara Helfman
    On July 4th, 1826, a Washington newspaper published one of the most poignant letters penned in American history. An ailing Thomas Jefferson regretfully declined an invitation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American independence with the citizens of the nations capital. [T]o be present with them, he wrote, as one of the surviving signers of an instrument pregnant with our own, and the fate of the world, is most flattering to myself. . . [I]t adds sensibly to the sufferings of sickness, to be deprived by it of a personal participation in the rejoicings of that day. In this, his...
  • FIRE DANGER: Governor Inslee (Rat-WA) Tried to Ban Personal Fireworks for July 4th Celebrations

    07/04/2015 10:08:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    nbcrightnow.com ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Chris Luther
    TRI-CITIES, WA. -- People are concerned about fireworks this Fourth of July. And not just locally, all over the Northwest. Governor Jay Inslee along with the Department of Natural Resources issued a burn ban for Washington but they wanted to do even more. No matter where you are in the Northwest, fireworks will be especially dangerous this year. Both Washington Governor Jay inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown have issued warnings. But regardless, fireworks stands have been open and selling in certain areas all week. So now they're urging extreme caution when using fireworks in cities and counties that legally...
  • Progressive Paradise Lost

    07/04/2015 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Salim Furth
    It’s a progressive paradise.Public employees get 30 vacation days a year. Anyone who works over eight hours in a day gets paid time-and-a-half. Employees have strong rights.The minimum wage is high: 77 percent of the median wage.Environmental regulations are settled beyond the pressure of local economic interests. The forests and mountains are pristine destinations for ecotourism.Energy costs are kept high, pushing consumption down to a level deemed “socially beneficial”. Utilities have strong public backing and provide jobs to thousands.Union jobs in shipping are protected from outsourcing to cut-rate foreign competitors.The social safety net is buoyant and provides a solid working-class standard...
  • Reporters Had the Rare Opportunity to Question Hillary Clinton

    07/04/2015 9:30:25 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    FULL TITLE on Drudge Reporter given chance to question Hillary -- asks about favorite flavor of ice cream... Reporters traveling with Hillary Clinton were given the opportunity to ask the Democratic presidential contender a few questions Friday and they lobbed a few softballs her direction. Heres a transcript of the question and answer session from the pool report: Q: Bernie got almost 10,000 people at his recent rally. What does that say about him as a candidate and why arent you drawing those crowds. A: well, we each run or own campaigns and I always knew this was gonna...
  • Republicans look to deliver blow against ObamaCare tax

    07/04/2015 9:27:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 4,2015 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding ObamaCare subsidies, opponents of the law remain poised to strike a key blow against another component of the health care overhaul in a matter of months. Republicans, with help from Democrats, have gained momentum in their long-running effort to repeal the law's controversial 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. The House voted 280-140 to nix the tax, which went into effect in 2013, in June; the debate heads next to the Senate. While Republicans have tried dozens of times to unravel all or parts of the law through repeal legislation, this bill...
  • Starting Wednesday, Obamacare will punish businesses who help employees with health care

    07/04/2015 9:18:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 7-4-15 | Eric Boehm
    Employers who reimburse their workers for health care costs will face massive tax penalties beginning Wednesday. Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, with its mandate that all Americans purchase insurance and requirement for businesses to offer employees insurance plans, many small companies provided coverage by directly reimbursing medical costs or for the cost of private insurance plans. Businesses do it because thats a less complicated process than dealing with an official health insurance plan, but continuing to do so after July 1 could cost them hundreds of dollars in fines each day. Business groups are calling attention...
  • 3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake

    07/04/2015 8:01:40 AM PDT · by ronnietherocket3 · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | July 2, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    To save anyone going to Vox who does not want to, the article lays out 3 reasons for why America should have remained part of Britain. Abolition would have come faster without independenceIndependence was bad for Native AmericansAmerica would have a better system of government if we'd stuck with Britain
  • Happy Dependence Day

    07/04/2015 7:38:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/4/2015 | Patrice Lewis
    On this weekend as we celebrate Americas independence, the facts are grim for how dependent weve become. As one example, in the 1970s one in 50 families received food stamps. Today its one in five. Thats is a ten-fold increase. Is America poorer than it was in 1776? Of course not. Were richer, much richer. Then why are so many people dependent on government? Much of it has to do with how much weve permitted government to take over things that are none of its business.
  • Sorry Folks, Independence Day Is Canceled

    07/04/2015 6:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/04/2015 | Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.
    Well, Doctor [Franklin], what have we gota Republic or a Monarchy? A Republic, if you can keep it. (Franklin's reply) This weeks Independence Day celebrations mark quite the contrast with the modern bureaucratic nanny state, with the all-powerful centralized government we actually have. Well wave flags symbolizing commonality with our nations founders who threw off the yoke of Britain and declared themselves independent at great cost and blood. While the Fourth of July holiday celebrates individual liberty and the freedoms and rights that allow us to achieve and prosper, we jettisoned the decentralized government the founders secured for us. We...
  • Response to Gay Pride Supreme Court Ruling

    07/04/2015 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Galactica · 38 replies
    Coca-Cola Email | Karla
    This is Coca-Cola's response when emailed about their support for the Supreme Courts decision on gay marriage: As a believer in an inclusive world, The Coca-Cola Company is pleased with the decision on marriage equality. We have long been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and have advocated for inclusion, equality and diversity through both our policies and practices.KarlaIndustry and Consumer AffairsThe Coca-Cola Company
  • John Adams on Independency

    07/04/2015 6:34:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    When it was first perceived, in early times, that no middle course for America remained between unlimited submission to a foreign legislature and total independence of its claims, men of reflection were less apprehensive of danger from the formidable power of fleets and armies they must determine to resist than from those contests and dissensions which would certainly arise concerning the forms of government to be instituted over the whole and over the parts of this extensive country. Relying, however, on the purity of their intentions, the justice of their cause, and the integrity and intelligence of the people, under...
  • Obama and EPA Imperil Minority Welfare

    07/04/2015 6:19:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4,2015 | Paul Driessen
    Editors note: This column was co-authored by Roger Bezdek. The Obama Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists frequently claim that climate change will disproportionately affect poor and minority communities. In their view, this justifies unprecedented environmental regulations, like EPA's pending Clean Power Plan (CPP) to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from coal and gas-fueled power plants 30% by 2030. But what effect will the regulation itself have on poor and minority communities? The plan will result in higher electricity costs for businesses and families, lost jobs, lower incomes, higher poverty rates, reduced living standards, and diminished health...
  • Simple Solutions to the Worst Problems in ObamaCare

    07/04/2015 5:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4,015 | John C. Goodman
    Now that the Supreme Court has declined to gut President Obamas health reform, its time for Republicans in Congress to re-think how they have been responding to the law. They should begin by asking three questions: 1. What are the worst features of ObamaCare? 2. How are these features harming ordinary American families? 3. How can we get rid of them? As I explain in a new book, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America and in a recent article in Health Affairs, there are major problems that arent going away unless Congress acts. Here are two of them. An...
  • Ted Cruz : TREVOR LOUDON is FLORIDA Orlando Conference Keynote Speaker (July 18) : RSVP Today !

    07/04/2015 5:09:03 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 4 replies
    Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Victory Team ^ | 2015-07-04 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Florida Conservatives, Were excited to announce that Trevor Loudon is the Keynote Speaker at the Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Leadership Conference (Orlando, July 18, 2015). Trevor Loudon is an internationally acclaimed Conservative with a dynamic message for all Americans working to preserve freedom and liberty. Conference RSVP instructions are provided below. Conference seating is limited to 150 persons. Send your RSVP Reservation E-Mail today. . RSVP "today" for the "Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Leadership Conference" Conference RSVP Instructions ... Last RSVP Day is Sunday, July 12 @ Midnight (150 maximum) Orlando, Saturday, July 18, 2015 ... 1:00 to 4:00...
  • U.N. Sec-Gen: Obama To Sign International Agreement To End Global Poverty (VIDEO)

    07/04/2015 4:44:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | June 30, 2015 | P.W. Adams
    Last Friday, while most Americans were distracted debating the pros and cons of the Confederate Flag, or lamenting the latest SCOTUS rulings, Democrats and one world supporters gathered in San Francisco, California to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations. The event, held in San Francisco City Hall, was a Progressive star-studded event featuring the likes of Governor Jerry Brown, Mayor Ed Lee, and Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. But the most compelling statement was made the the keynote speaker, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon. Secretary Moon admitted that in September World Leaders, including President Obama,are set...
  • Wisconsin economy lags after Walker's spending and tax cuts

    07/04/2015 3:47:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 26, 2015 | Staff
    In 2011, new Republican Gov. Scott Walker set the creation of 250,000 jobs as the benchmark for success of his new administration. Walker missed that goal by a wide margin over his first term despite an embrace of sweeping tax cuts aimed at stimulating growth. Instead, the cuts helped dig a more than $2 billion hole in the state budget.Wisconsin ranked 36th among the states and District of Columbia in the pace of private-sector job growth during Walkers term, trailing all Rust Belt states and all but one other state in the Midwest.A PROJECTED SURPLUS TURNS INTO A DEFICIT JANUARY...
  • Donald Trump: Whose voters is he stealing?

    07/04/2015 12:49:58 AM PDT · by South40 · 59 replies
    Right now, Donald Trump is like a black hole whose stupendous gravitational pull is attracting a lot of media attention and some of the voters associated with the Republican 2016 presidential race. Which of his rivals in particular is this hurting? After all, Mr. Trumps poll numbers have risen sharply since he said that this time, hes actually, positively running. Polling is a zero-sum game: His rise means other folks have fallen. Lets look at the numbers and see which of Trumps fellow candidates they are. ((snip)) Nationally, Trumps jump into the fray has affected Marco Rubio the most, according...
  • SSA Cant Collect Overpayments Without Wasting Money

    07/04/2015 12:23:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 3, 2015 5:00 am | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) spends more money than it collects when trying to recover payments to individuals who received benefits for which they were not eligible. According to the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the SSA issued $128.3 million in low-dollar overpayments between 2008 and 2013, and then spent $323 million to collect them. The agency ultimately recovered only $109.4 million. This resulted in SSA spending over $213.6 million more than it collected, the OIG said, in an audit released Wednesday. [] The overpayments were distributed through the SSAs Retirement and Survivors Insurance (RSI), Disability Insurance (DI), and Supplemental...
  • Ted Cruz defends Donald Trump, slams 'Washington cartel' on immigration

    07/04/2015 12:06:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ali Breland
    Sen. Ted Cruz defended Donald Trump on immigration and called out “the Washington cartel” he says is ignoring the issue, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” Cruz said of his rival for the 2016 GOP nomination, adding that it “seems the favorite sport of the Washington media is to encourage some Republicans to attack other Republicans.”“I’m not interested in Republican on Republican violence,” he told host Chuck Todd, adding that “bold … brash” Trump “has a colorful way of speaking.”The Texas senator’s...
  • Are you unhappy with your country on the Fourth? (Obergefell: Compares "homophobia" to racism)

    07/03/2015 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | July 3, 2015 | Peter St. Onge, Observer Editorial Board
    Its July 4, and youre not very happy with your country. Specifically, youre unhappy with your countrys Supreme Court, which ruled last week that the marriages of same-sex couples shall be legal in every state. Your bible tells you and a lot of others that homosexuality is a sin, and that marriage should be between a man and a woman. The justices five of them, at least believe the Constitution says otherwise. What can you do? You can believe the Court made a mistake, of course, and others should respect your right to those beliefs ...
  • MARCO RUBIO JUMPS IN WITH MSM: DONALD TRUMP OFFENSIVE, DIVISIVE, UNSERIOUS

    07/03/2015 11:08:28 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/3/15 | Breitbart News
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% released a statement Friday night attacking rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for a statement made during his campaign announcement speech 16 days ago. Rubios statement reads: Trumps comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive. Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together not someone who continues to divide. Our broken immigration system is something that needs to be solved, and comments like this move us further from not closer to a solution. We need leaders who offer serious solutions to secure our border and fix our...
  • Richard Nixon Biographer: Hillary Clinton Has 'Nixonian Attributes'

    07/03/2015 9:10:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | July 3, 2015 | Rick Klein
    Its become almost clich in American politics to call a politician Nixonian or like Nixon -- and its rarely a positive to compare an officeholder or candidate to the only U.S. president to resign from office. Yet to Evan Thomas, the author of a new Nixon biography who also covered the Clinton White House, comparing Hillary Clinton to Nixon works -- to an extent. Mrs. Clinton does have some Nixonian attributes. She can be guarded and defensive, a little bit too tough on her enemies, Thomas said in ABC News' Power Players series. I saw this firsthand. She needs to...
  • IN CONGRESS, THIS DAY, 239 Years Ago...

    07/03/2015 8:59:27 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 37 replies
    Divine Providence | July 4, 1776 | Jefferson, Franklin, Sherman, Adams, Livingston
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their...
  • JUDICIAL WATCH: OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CONCOCTED BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE WITH JIHADIST HELP

    07/03/2015 8:18:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-3-2015 | Edwin Mora
    JUDICIAL WATCH: OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CONCOCTED BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE WITH JIHADIST HELP White House photo/Pete Souza by EDWIN MORA3 Jul 2015Washington, D.C. President Obama and Hillary Clinton likely made the decision to falsely tie an inflammatory anti-Islam Internet video to the fatal Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, the chief of the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch (JW) told Breitbart News. The president and then-Secretary of State Clinton sought the assistance from domestic and foreign jihadists in spreading the online video lie, added JW President Tom Fitton. Breitbart News spoke to...
  • First Lady Brings Lets Move Message to Milan

    07/03/2015 8:13:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - First lady Michelle Obama traveled to Milan last week as part of the Lets Move! Program to promote a global dialogue about the future of our food system, according to the LetsMove.gov blog. Mrs. Obama led the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015 with the theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, where she shared the successes of Lets Move! and the efforts happening in the United States to support healthier lifestyles and learned from other countries leaders about how they are addressing the issue of childhood obesity and raising healthier families. Thats why its so important...
  • Pound Sand, Your Honor! More Americans Want States to Ignore Federal Courts

    07/03/2015 8:02:37 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 July 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    While dissenting from the recent Supreme Court decision rubber-stamping same-sex marriage, Justice Antonin Scalia warned his colleagues that with each decision ... unabashedly based not on law the Court moves one step closer to being reminded of [its] impotence. And a new poll shows that another such step has in fact been taken, with more Americans supporting the idea that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings. Writes Rasmussen Reports, A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings...
  • A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

    07/03/2015 2:44:55 PM PDT · by VinL · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/3/15 | Alisa Chang
    Boldness comes more naturally to Ted Cruz than compromise. Barely through his first year in the Senate, the Texas Republican bucked his party leaders and became the public face of a government shutdown while standing up for conservative ideals. Rewind three decades back, and you'd find Cruz selling a similar message as a teenager in Houston. You could say Cruz ran with a gang in high school. Their colors were blue jacket, white shirt, red tie. They called themselves the Constitutional Corroborators. And their leader was the head of a conservative think tank named Rolland Storey, who took them around...
  • Aetna to acquire Humana for $37 billion [Obamacare Moves Closer to Full Blown Fascism]

    07/03/2015 4:40:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | 7/3/15 | Dalton Main
    Aetna has reached a $37 billion deal to buy Humana. A news release from the two companies says Aetna will acquire all outstanding shares of Humana for a combination of cash and stock valued at approximately $230 per share. The deal was unanimously approved by the board of directors....
  • Happy Independence Day: State of Oregon fines Christian bakers $135,000 over a wedding cake

    07/03/2015 6:20:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The last we had heard from Aaron and Melissa Klein, the former owners of Sweet Cakes in Oregon that lost their bakery business after refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, the site GoFundMe had shut down their crowdfunding operation. That was in April, but the drama was not over for the Kleins, who faced a stiff fine for their allegedly discriminatory conduct. Aaron and Melissa defended themselves in media interviews in an attempt to prevent the state of Oregon from further penalizing them, but Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian went even further than anyone might...
  • Ted Cruz: Media cant wait to filet conservatives

    07/03/2015 6:10:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2015 | 5:38 PM | Barbara Boland
    The "mainstream media...are partisans" who protect Barack Obama and are ready for Hillary, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said in an interview with Glenn Beck Thursday where he criticized Republicans for wanting reporters to like them. For conservatives, there is no such thing as a nice reporter, argued Cruz. You see Republicans, when they are interviewed by left-wing reporters, and they get afraid, they want them to like them, Cruz said. They are not going to like us; they hate us! One day a young staffer described a reporter to Cruz as really, really nice. You know what? No, shes not,...
  • Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits to avert collapse

    07/03/2015 5:53:34 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 82 replies
    FT.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Kerin Hope
    Greek banks are preparing contingency plans for a possible bail-in of depositors amid fears the country is heading for financial collapse, bankers and businesspeople with knowledge of the measures said on Friday. The plans, which call for a haircut of at least 30 per cent on deposits above 8,000, sketch out an increasingly likely scenario for at least one bank, the sources said.
  • Confederate Flag Flop: Public Opinion Remains Unchanged From Where It Was 15 Years Ago

    07/03/2015 5:10:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 2, 2015 | Debra Heine
    The latest polling shows that most Americans still view the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride as opposed to racism an opinion that has not significantly changed in 15 years. After the last couple of weeks of anti-Confederate hysteria, you dont have to be a fan of the rebel battle flag to appreciate that the public is basically shrugging their shoulders. Via CNN: American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a...
  • Israeli policymakers' alarming over-reliance on Egypt to grapple with Hamas and ISIS

    07/03/2015 5:03:32 PM PDT · by kindred · 3 replies
    http://www.debka.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | unknown
    Egyptian troops battle ISIS in Sinai The statements coming from different Israeli spokesmen this week were not just at dangerous variance with the actual events but with one another, when it came to Egypts massive confrontation this week with ISIS close to Israels border, a fresh round of Palestinian West Bank anti-Israel terror and the ambivalent role played by Hamas extremists in all these events. Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai said in an Al Jazeera interview Thursday, July 2, that Israel had clear evidence of Hamas aiding the offensive the Islamic States Sinai affiliate...