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  • Voting rights groups sue federal election official

    02/13/2016 12:29:12 AM PST · by This_far · 3 replies
    ABC, AP ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | roxana hegeman
    (AP/excerpt) A coalition of voting rights groups on Friday sued a federal elections official who decided that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a national form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • What If Vladimir Putin Has Hillary Clinton's Emails?

    02/12/2016 9:49:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Despite a clear warning received almost three years ago, it has taken a heated presidential campaign and an FBI investigation to make us aware of the national security threat of Hillary Clinton’s unsecured state department e-mails. The Kremlin’s cyber warfare army has had ample opportunity to steal Clinton’s entire e-mail cache (including 31,830 “private” e-mails). Such hacking would likely have taken place before the Kremlin’s propaganda arm, RT (Russia Today), published Sidney Blumenthal’s e-mails to Clinton on March 20, 2013, presumably sending out alarms at that late date to Clinton to secure her private server. The Clinton cache of e-mail...
  • No escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes global

    02/12/2016 7:47:24 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 8:25 PM ET, Thu February 4, 2016 | Ivan Watson, Pamela Boykoff, Kocha Olarn and Judy Kwon
    Last October, two members of a small exile Chinese opposition political party -- Jiang Yefei and Dong Guangping -- were arrested by Thai police. Several weeks later, despite protests from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the two men were extradited to China and promptly thrown in prison. Since the extradition of Dong, his wife, Gu Shuhua, and daughter fled Thailand for Canada. Speaking from Toronto, she says Dong's capture has devastated her small family. "The Chinese government put pressure on my husband for so long that he ran away [from China]. Why did they still need to chase...
  • Former Obama intel official: Hillary Clinton should drop out

    02/12/2016 7:24:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 12, 2016 | Nicole Gaouette
    President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Hillary Clinton should pull out of the presidential race while the FBI investigate her use of a private email server for official government communication while secretary of state. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the retired chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency, made the call in an interview with Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "If it were me, I would have been out the door and probably in jail," said Flynn, who decried what he said was a "lack of accountability, frankly, in a person who should have been much more responsible in...
  • Congress Makes Internet Access Tax Ban Permanent

    02/12/2016 7:16:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 11, 2016 | By Kelly Phillips Erb
    Today, the Senate voted to keep internet access tax free -- permanently. If that feels like a small achievement, it's not. Taxing internet access has been barred by law since 1998. However, over the last 20 years, the prohibition wasn't a permanent law: it was a moratorium. To keep the moratorium in place, Congress had to extend it. And extend it again. So they did so in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2014 and a series of band-aids through 2015 -- eight times in total.
  • FOX: Hannity/Trump Interview

    02/12/2016 7:12:36 PM PST · by mbrfl · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 11, 2016 | FOX News
    Good interview of Trump by Sean Hannity.
  • Bernie's Youth Brigade and China's Cultural Revolution

    02/12/2016 6:53:52 PM PST · by poconopundit · 19 replies
    Unknown Chinese Writer ^ | 2/12/2016 | PoconoPundit
    Youth has always been idealistic: a utopian and egalitarian society is very alluring to them. Trouble is, no matter how much we may dream about unicorns, we can never make them come to life. And the only way to deliver a utopian society is via a state-controlled tyranny that destroys personal liberty. Unfortunately, many young people fail to understand these facts. What's more, the professors in America's liberal arts colleges and universities have for decades fostered a climate that ridicules free-market principles and favors of socialist and wealth distribution doctrines. Bernie Sanders is tapping into this socialist stupidity and...
  • West Virginia Will Become the 26th Right-To-Work State

    02/12/2016 6:53:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed legislation to make West Virginia the 26th right-to-work state, but was quickly overridden by the Republican legislature. For bills that don't deal with budgetary matters or appropriations, a simple majority is needed to override a veto. The state senate had already done so. And the State House of Delegates was expected to follow suit, given that there are 64 Republican members. The law goes into effect July 1 (via Metro News ): The House of Delegates and state Senate made quick work of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's vetoes on the bills that...
  • MACHETE-WIELDING MAN KNOWN TO FBI

    02/12/2016 6:31:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2016 | ABC NEWS 7
    The machete-wielding man who allegedly injured four people in an attack at an Ohio restaurant before he was shot and killed by police was known to the FBI, but not under full scale investigation, law enforcement sources tell ABC News. The suspect, identified as Mohamed Barry, 30, according to Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz, was in a law enforcement database which includes names potentially related to terrorism, sources said. Being in the database would have flagged him if he came in contact with local authorities. The FBI is investigating the suspect's motive, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said at...
  • Dutch try and fail to stop export of dogs to Israel

    02/12/2016 5:20:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 2/12/2016, 1:46 PM | Matt Wanderman
    The government in the Netherlands attempted to ban the export of dogs to Israel, claiming that the IDF uses them as "weapons," but was unable to find a legal means to do so. EU Observer reports that Minister for Foreign Trade Lilianne Ploumen investigated the possibility through the European Commission and other supervisory organizations. EU countries can only restrict exports in certain cases, and such cases are typically decided by the EU as a whole. Ploumen had suggested to the European Commission that service dogs could fall under the dual-use regulation, which deal with objects that have both civilian and...
  • Exploiting the Poor: Hospitals and Chain Drug Stores

    02/12/2016 5:19:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Dan Horowitz
    Recently, a number of purportedly conservative commentators have been making the case against reform of a gaping loophole in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "340b" program. But like the seedy snake oil salesmen of the Old West, these boisterous naysayers are not merely engaged in a game of corporate Three Card Monty. Sadly, these shills are now working - both in public and through quiet lobbying of Congress - to stop recommended improvements seeking to put a stop to wasteful and unnecessary spending. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of HHS, oversees the 340b...
  • LIVE Interview with Charles Ortel on Banking Crisis, Hillary Clinton, and more... 2/13 8 AM EST

    02/12/2016 5:17:35 PM PST · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 12, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Don't miss this live interview!! Tomorrow, Saturday 2/13, 8 AM EST! SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES ORTEL! Saturday (2/13) LIVE 8 AM EST!!! Charles Ortel is an investor and writer interested in economics, geo-politics, history, travel and just, lasting peace. He has done extensive research on the fraudulent activities of the Clinton Foundation, and is known for predicting the revelation of fraud at General Electric. His work can be found at CharlesOrtel.com. Topics of Discussion: > The Bank of England joins the IMF to embrace Islamic Finance - really? > European banks face a 2008-like crisis - will it spread? >The...
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 4:43:08 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Buchanan.org ^ | 6/12/2016
  • Bernie Sanders’s Single-Payer Health Care Plan Failed in Vermont

    02/12/2016 4:32:58 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/25/2016 | PATRICIA MURPHY
    When Sen. Bernie Sanders regales his campaign crowds with a portrait of The Way Things Are Going to Be, his "Medicare for All" program takes center stage. In a Sanders administration, the candidate promises, every man, woman, and child in America will share in a government-run, government funded health-care system. But the single payer system that Sanders is evangelizing isnt just a figment of progressive utopian fantasies. Single payer health care has already been tried and failed in Sanders's home state of Vermont, --SNIP-- the cost for the program, an estimated $4.3 billion a year, almost the size of the...
  • Are Germans right to fear limit on cash payments?

    02/12/2016 3:48:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Feb 2016 09:43 GMT+01:00 | Jörg Luyken
    When it was announced late last week that the German government planned to set a 5,000 limit on payments with cash, it barely raised an eyebrow in our newsroom. Limits on cash transactions are standard in other large European countries, including Italy, France and the UK, and this seemed to be a case of conservative Germany slowly falling in line with its neighbors. We should have known better. The outcry came from all quarters, with the populist right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) just as vocal as the right-on left-wing Green Party and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP). Economic weekly...
  • Machete-Wielding Muslim Man Attacks Israeli-Christian’s Ohio Restaurant, Several Wounded

    02/12/2016 3:46:12 PM PST · by kindred · 49 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/ ^ | 2/12/16 | Jordan Schachtel
    Police have shot and killed a man who allegedly attacked patrons of a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant Thursday night, wounding several people. One of the victims is in critical condition, according to reports. The suspected attacker is a Somali national named Mohammad Barry, CBS reports. There are also reports that Barry was on a terrorist watchlist. “Law enforcement is concerned that this incident has the hallmarks of the type of so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attack that they have been working to stop,” the report reads. The suspect entered the restaurant earlier in the day and asked for the owner. He was...
  • Germany ‘must act now to defuse debt time bomb’

    02/12/2016 2:25:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Feb 2016 15:36 GMT+01:00
    An internal government report seen by Die Welt am Sonntag predicts that Germany will have to take on uncontrollable debt if it doesn't start making huge budget cuts now. It's the same old problem: not only Germans are living longer than ever before, they're not producing enough offspring to replace them in the workforce. The result will be levels of debt reaching 220 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2060 - well above the 60 percent limit for EU member states set out by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 - experts from inside Wolfgang Schaeuble's finance ministry have calculated....
  • Elizabeth Warren asks CDC to consider legal marijuana as alternative painkiller

    Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to consider the role legal marijuana could play in the prescription opioid epidemic.Warren asked for more research into medical marijuana and painkiller addiction in a letter to the CDC director, Thomas Friedan."Opioid abuse is a national concern and warrants swift and immediate action," Warren wrote. Her request comes as politicians, including the presidential nominees, search for the best response to the opioid epidemic. The use of prescription opioids doubled between 2000 and 2014, according to the CDC. And Massachusetts experienced its highest number of unintentional opioid...
  • Feds Seek Home Visits, Calling Parents "Equal Partners"

    02/12/2016 1:59:13 PM PST · by Sopater · 41 replies
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 11 February 2016 | Alex Newman
    Big Brother wants to be an “equal partner” with American parents in the raising of their own children, starting before they are even born. He wants to send his agents to your house for “home visits,” too. Believe it or not, two powerful arms of Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), explicitly say so themselves.In a draft policy statement on “family engagement,” the two unconstitutional bureaucracies openly state their joint position: families are “equal partners” in everything from children's “development” and “education” to their “wellness across all settings.” Virtually...
  • How Bernie Sanders would remake the whole U.S. economy (FREE STUFF)

    02/12/2016 1:49:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | February 12,2016 | By Rick Newman
    "Medicare for all," or single-payer healthcare funded by the government. This would be a gargantuan change that would put health insurers (which employ more than half a million people) out of business, end employer-provider insurance and disrupt many other elements of the healthcare system. It would cost the government somewhere between $1.4 trillion and $2.8 trillion per year, according to the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget. The government spends about $4 trillion today, so Sanders plan would add sharply to that. The Rebuild America Act.This would fund the sort of infrastructure development President Obama is a big fan of,...
  • Obama Talks Income Inequality At $33k-per-Ticket Fundraiser

    02/12/2016 1:33:44 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Last night, President Obama held a fundraiser in the San Francisco Bay area, where he told presumably wealthy donors to be concerned about inequality and the wave of populism that's sweeping the nation. Oh, and did I forget to mention that one ticket to this event cost $33,400 (via the Hill): Obama has previously expressed surprise by the enthusiasm generated by Trump and Sanders. But he urged donors attending the $33,400-per-ticket fundraiser to understand that populist candidates in both parties are tapping into something real. "Despite all the progress we've made ... what is true is that people are anxious,”...
  • The Ignored Campaign Issue: the Deficit

    02/12/2016 1:13:01 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    americanthinker. ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jon N. Hall
    The largest financial operation in the known universe is the United States federal government. For fiscal 2009, that operation ran a budget deficit of -$1.412T, the all-time record. That’s more than -$3.868B a day, more than -$161M an hour, some -$2.686M a minute. That’s debt at -$44,774 … a second. Amazing, no? Surely others have also done that math. The only figure I got from the government is the -$1.412T deficit for 2009, which I got from Table 1.1 at the White House website. The other numbers I derived by already possessing knowledge of how many days there were in...
  • Maine governor accused of insensitivity with 'Mr. Chiu' joke

    02/12/2016 12:08:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 2:29 PM EST
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is being accused of racial insensitivity over a joke about a Chinese investor's name. The man's first name is Chiu -- pronounced "choo." When LePage mentioned him Thursday at a Lewiston business breakfast, the Republican governor pronounced it with an emphatic fake sneeze. LePage smiled, and many at the luncheon laughed. ...
  • ‘Welcome Back Carter’ ( Destroying good paying jobs and )

    02/12/2016 12:06:40 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2016 | William Perry Pendley
    Obama on federal coal mining is a throwback to Carter administration failings. resident Obama's plot to use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to kill federal coal mining with a thousand paper cuts is not the first time he has used NEPA to try to end energy development. Disturbingly, his scheme is a throwback to President Carter and a decade-long moratorium that ended only when President Reagan took office. Meanwhile millions of Americans, vast regions and the nation's economy will suffer. In 2009, the Obama administration settled a "sweetheart lawsuit" by environmental groups by agreeing to a NEPA study on...
  • Reagan Era Energy Lessee Files Brief: No Right to Cancel Its Lease ( BLM : Montana )

    02/12/2016 11:42:32 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Fairfield Sun Times ^ | February 2, 2016
    A Louisiana man issued a federal oil and gas lease in 1982, but denied the right to explore his property since approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, recently responded formally to a brief filed by the United States government in which it argued that it has authority to cancel his lease and will cancel his lease as soon as its proposed schedule for doing so is approved by the federal court. Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) represents Sidney Longwell of Baton Rouge, whose company Solenex, LLC owns the Reagan-era lease, and which sued Secretary of...
  • Sanders campaign plans clash with political realities

    02/12/2016 11:33:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 7, 2016 8:27 PM EST | Lisa Lerer and Catherine Lucey
    Bernie Sanders promises voters a "political revolution" that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems. [...] Often left unsaid by Sanders, but increasingly at the center of Hillary Clinton's arguments against her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, is that the political reality of achieving such goals is likely to be a whole lot more complicated. It would require Sanders not only to win the White House, but to sweep a wave of Democratic lawmakers into office along with him. While Democrats may be able to gain the four or five seats necessary to...
  • Lawmakers vote to make W. Virginia right-to-work state

    02/12/2016 11:18:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 1:49 PM EST | Jonathan Mattise
    West Virginia is set to become the 26th state with a so-called right-to-work law. State lawmakers rebuked Thursday's veto by Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, voting along party lines in their House and Senate. Some House Republicans voted "no," though only a simple majority was required. ...
  • NYT: Alan Grayson's hedge fund work interfered with congressional duties

    02/12/2016 11:05:01 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Orlando Weekly ^ | 2/12/16 | Monivette Cordeiro
    For the past year, media outlets like Politico and the Tampa Bay Times have raised questions about U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and his management of a hedge fund, which spurned an investigation into the congressman by the House Committee on Ethics. Now, The New York Times is reporting the extent to which Grayson's two positions mingled: "The inquiry has become public, but emails and marketing documents obtained by The New York Times show the extent to which Mr. Grayson’s roles as a hedge fund manager and a member of Congress were intertwined, and how he promoted his international travels,...
  • Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

    02/12/2016 11:01:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 1:42 PM EST | Jeff Horwitz and Will Weissert
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three Republicans leading in national polls don't appear to be listening. Even as other candidates -- most notably Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush -- have already disclosed years' worth of private tax returns to dispel questions about their personal finances, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have failed to do the same despite promises to do so, sometimes after events that have now come and gone. None of...
  • Rating 20th Century Presidents

    02/12/2016 10:40:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 12, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Since everybody else is rating presidents, we thought we'd give it a shot too, since we've covered many of them, especially those who served in the last century. The root of the word president, eminent historian Steve Hayward reminds us, is preside. Thus, we looked at the economies and foreign policies that these leaders presided over as well as their Supreme Court picks. Our greatest concern, taking those considerations down in order, were whether the presidents meddled in the economy, could distinguish friends and foes abroad, and chose justices and judges guided by the U. S. Constitution. The top five...
  • U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

    02/12/2016 10:04:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 12, 201`6
    Recognizing that voter identification is not sufficient, the government agency created by Congress to oversee the administration of elections has quietly reversed itself to allow states to verify U.S. citizenship before permitting voters to register. It's a crucial issue that's left the voter ID argument in the dust considering it's been proven that identification measures aren't enough to keep illegal immigrants from voting in U.S. elections. Regardless, liberals and Democrats in Congress assert that requiring voters to provide a government-issued ID to vote discriminates against minorities because they are either too poor or too ignorant to get one. The powerful...
  • Likud MK sparks outrage after questioning the 'P' in 'Palestine'

    02/12/2016 9:59:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 2/11/2016, 1:32 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    An Israeli parliamentarian has drawn ire and ridicule after suggesting "Palestine" is a borrowed term that Palestinians themselves cannot pronounce. "The letter P doesn't exist in Arabic, so the borrowed term Palestine is worth debating," MK Anat Berko (Likud) said during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday night. [...] In Arabic, the word is written with an F and is pronounced "Falesteen." Palestinian Arabs not fluent in English often use the letter B as a substitute for P when speaking the language. [...] "Don't you have a brain?" MK Tamar Zandberg, from the left-wing Meretz party, shouted during the session. ...
  • Trumpcare a mixture of socialism and incoherence

    02/12/2016 9:54:57 AM PST · by b4its2late · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/12/2016 | Philip Klein (@philipaklein)
    <p>Now that Donald Trump has won the New Hampshire primary and proved himself as a legitimate threat to win the Republican nomination, it's time to take a serious look at his policy proposals. When it comes to health care, Trump hasn't had much to say of substance, but the policy pronouncements we have gotten from him are a mix of socialism and incoherence.</p>
  • Who is the Nevada assemblywoman in middle of the Oregon standoff?

    02/12/2016 9:40:41 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | By Colton Lochhead
    A Nevada lawmaker known more for her controversial comments than political prowess has again thrust herself into the national spotlight. Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, traveled with two other Nevada lawmakers to Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday to talk to attorneys for Ammon and Ryan Bundy. A day before her trip, Fiore told the Review-Journal the she wanted to stand up to the federal government and defend people from its overreach. Instead, she worked with federal agents to defuse the standoff. Even before her plane landed Wednesday night, Fiore, 45, was on the phone with the last four protesters holed up...
  • Fact-checking claims about Donald Trump's four bankruptcies

    02/12/2016 9:07:05 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 91 replies
    Politifact ^ | September 21st, 2015 | Lauren Carroll, Clayton Youngman
    In an effort to take out frontrunner Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidates have pelted Trump with criticism over his multiple trips to federal bankruptcy court. That criticism was on full display in CNN's Republican debate Sept. 16. Most notably, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina criticized Trump's history of bankruptcies in his businesses. "You know, there are a lot of us Americans who believe that we are going to have trouble someday paying back the interest on our debt because politicians have run up mountains of debt using other people's money," Fiorina said. "That is in fact precisely the way you...
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/12/2016 8:49:52 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | - Sunday, February 7, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on actionable science. The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directives theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show resilience and beat back the threat based on“actionable science. The...
  • America's Energy Outlook Is Bright – and Obama Hates It

    02/12/2016 8:37:00 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthiker.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Jeffrey Folks
    In its annual outlook for energy report, ExxonMobil presents data that contradicts Obama's green energy utopianism. Who has the better track record of predicting the global energy future: Obama or a private company that actually produces the stuff?
  • Obama shrugs off court's halt to climate-change agenda (SHOCKED?)

    02/12/2016 8:21:07 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    Vows regulations will proceed: 'So don't despair, people'
  • Iran rules "decadent" Valentine's Day celebrations a crime

    02/12/2016 8:20:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 10:40 AM EST
    Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime. Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting "decadent Western culture through Valentine's Day rituals." Police informed Tehran's coffee and ice cream shops trade union to avoid any gatherings in which boys and girls exchange Valentine's Day gifts. ...
  • FIX IS IN: PBS Moderators Ignore Clinton Scandals

    02/12/2016 8:02:31 AM PST · by safetysign · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | Peter Schweizer
    So let me get this straight: on the same day that the Washington Post reports that the State Department issued subpoenas to a family foundation bearing Hillary Clinton’s name as part of a federal investigation, the PBS debate moderators didn’t ask her about it.
  • Ted Cruz And Jeff Sessions Introduce Legislation To Help Enforce Immigration Laws

    02/12/2016 7:39:55 AM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 80% introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to give more resources to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency so it can enforce America’s immigration laws.“For far too long, the Obama administration has discouraged enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws,” Cruz (said) n a statement. “President Obama has even personally threatened ‘consequences’ for the dedicated men and women who try to follow the law.” “This legislation sends a clear signal of support to the ICE agents who risk their lives on a daily basis to enforce our...
  • Obama budget busts the $4 trillion mark

    02/12/2016 7:32:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    While the rest of the world focused on the New Hampshire primary, the White House dropped a budget bomb. Congress will get a $4.1 trillion spending plan for FY2017 from Barack Obama, complete with a massive $2.8 trillion tax hike and a set of assumptions that boggles the imagination nearly as much as the topline spending number:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “The budget that we're releasing today reflects my priorities and the priorities that I believe will help advance security and prosperity in America for many years to come,” Obama told reporters at the White House. “It adheres...
  • America's Energy Outlook Is Bright -- and Obama Hates

    02/12/2016 6:29:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2016 | Jeffrey Folks
    In its annual outlook for energy report, ExxonMobil presents data that contradicts Obama's green energy utopianism. Who has the better track record of predicting the global energy future: Obama or a private company that actually produces the stuff? In its just published report, "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040," Exxon makes three key points. First, by 2040, global energy demand is predicted to rise by 25%. That demand must be met if living standards are to improve, and there are only three feasible ways of meeting it: fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and alternatives. The choice of energy...
  • Without Social Security numbers, illegal immigrants face eviction

    02/12/2016 6:11:42 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | By Antonio Olivo
    The owners of a Northern Virginia mobile-home park are trying to evict about 15 residents who don’t have Social Security numbers and are in the country illegally, an effort that attorneys for the families say violates federal and state fair housing laws... Waples is owned by a limited partnership headed by Albert J. Dwoskin, who did not return calls for comment. Dwoskin’s property management company — A.J. Dwoskin & Associates — said it insists on Social Security numbers from all new tenants as a way to conduct background checks on those residents... “Everyone has to have an ID, a Social...
  • Trump calls Cruz a liar

    02/12/2016 6:11:15 AM PST · by jpsb · 131 replies
    Politico ^ | February 12, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Donald Trump has a new line of attack against Ted Cruz - he's a liar.
  • How Trump and company warmed to climate change

    02/12/2016 6:09:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 11, 2016 | By Tony Dokoupil
    Something unexpected is happening in the Republican presidential field. Leading GOP candidates once denied the reality of manmade climate change, but now they seem to be softening their posture and subtly embracing it. Take the case of Donald Trump. His denial of climate change has been a centerpiece of his act for years. In tweets between 2012 and early 2015, he called climate change a "con job," a "canard," a "hoax," "bulls**t," and a concept "created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive." But as his political star has risen, he’s changed his tune on...
  • OVERWHELMING PERCENTAGE OF SCIENCE TEACHERS CONFUSED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

    02/12/2016 6:03:31 AM PST · by dead · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/11/16 | Christina Procopiou
    You may want to talk with your child about climate change. His or her teacher may be among the 1 in 3 American middle school and high school teachers bringing climate change denial into the classroom. Fewer than half of U.S. adults--the lowest percentage among 20 nations polled in 2014--agree with the 95 percent of climate scientists who attribute recent global warming to human causes. The first nationwide survey of climate change education set out to see if there was hope for today's students, who will grow up in a world shaped by climate change. Policy directors from the National...
  • [Democrat Louisiana Governor] says budget crisis threatens all of Louisiana -- even LSU football

    02/12/2016 6:02:27 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 21 replies
    Nola.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Gov. John Bel Edwards laid out an absolute worst case scenario Thursday night (Feb. 11) for Louisiana if state lawmakers refuse to go along with the package of tax increases he has proposed. In a rare statewide televised address, Edwards told viewers that the state would be forced to take extreme action -- such as throwing people with off of kidney dialysis and shutting down hospice services -- if new taxes didn't go into place over the next few months. "The health care services that are in jeopardy literally mean the difference between life and death," Edwards said during a...
  • Obama nominates judge Abdul Kallon for U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

    02/12/2016 5:56:07 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    U.S. District Court Judge Abdul Kallon from Birmingham was nominated Thursday by President Barack Obama to an open judgeship on the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. If he wins U.S. Senate confirmation Kallon would become the first African American from Alabama to serve on that appeals court. "Judge Kallon has a long and impressive record of service and a history of handing down fair and judicious decisions," President Obama stated in a press release. "He will be a thoughtful and distinguished addition to the Eleventh Circuit, and I am extremely pleased to put him forward." The 11th Circuit hears...
  • Cruz Introduces Bill To Give ICE Agents More Resources

    02/12/2016 5:25:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana said that her department did not have adequate resources to deal with the consequences ofillegal immigration. Now, senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz is joining his colleague Sen. Jeff Sessions in introducing a bill to help the agency enforce ourlaws. Here's how theICE Agent Support Act of 2016 would help ensure justice is served, according to a new Cruz press release: This legislation would provide ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations with dedicated, substantial revenue from statutory fines and penalties for illegal aliens that are not currently being enforced by the Obama...