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  • Call Senators-Suspend Filabuster and Pass House Version of DHS without Amnesty

    03/01/2015 9:47:27 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 2 replies
    March 2, 2015 | Ralph Mitchell
    Let's tell our Senators to cut to the chase and suspend the filibuster and pass the House version of DHS without Amnesty. The GOP promised the electorate that they would stop Amnesty and repeal Obamacare, etc.. The GOP Senators must suspend the filibuster for the rest of Obama's term to fight for the American people and push back against Obama's lawlessness. The American people could care less about the filibuster. Let's cut the snobbery, suspend the filibuster and start fighting for what the American people want now!
  • Homeless man tasered and killed by police (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

    03/01/2015 8:31:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND VIOLENCE. Police busting up some homeless people end up shooting him. 9x cops, 2 homeless one being a skinny crackhead. Vid speaks for itself Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0e6_1425257124#GJRB5TJU7DbSSc1z.99
  • Kerry: It Was 'Odd' Boehner Invited Netanyahu to Address Congress

    03/01/2015 6:55:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Secretary of State John Kerry is awfully frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress this Tuesday. Here’s what Kerry had to say about Boehner’s daring invitation Sunday morning on ABC’s "This Week: “It was odd, if not unique, that we learned of it from the speaker of the House and that an administration was not included in this process," he said. "But the administration is not seeking to politicize this.” While insisting the White House has no political desires in regards to the foreign leaders' appearance (Kerry said they don't want it to...
  • Net Neutrality: Government Destruction Of The Internet

    03/01/2015 6:34:08 PM PST · by Chris in VA · 67 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 3/1/15 | David Webb
    In a landmark decision on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declared the Internet a public utility under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act as reported by CBS News. The 3-2 split decision forces Internet service providers to not actively discriminate in terms of what content is transmitted at what speed. Obama issued a statement supporting the net neutrality decision. “…will protect innovation and create a level playing field for the next generation of entrepreneurs.” Just like Obamacare has? Just like the stimulus package?
  • Communication, Open and Free – and Gone – What Will Be Next?

    03/01/2015 6:05:53 PM PST · by kindred · 8 replies
    http://www.teapartycrusaders.com ^ | 02-28-2015 | Commentary Editor
    obama-tyrant1. In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s recent approval of inordinate government regulation of the Internet, without much of an intellectual stretch we can see that seizing control of all free and open communications will be the government’s next unconstitutional move. The danger presented to a tyrannical government when a free people openly communicate with one another and share thoughts and information cannot be overstated. Why, folks might even suggest that illegal things done by government might best be answered by a free people rising up in revolution against taxation without representation, illegal search and seizure, or other...
  • Rep. Tom Emmer lashes out at fellow Republicans (Fake Tea Party/MN)

    03/01/2015 6:02:20 PM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 26 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 1, 2015 | Allison Sherry
    WASHINGTON -- Mere weeks into his first term as a U.S. congressman, Republican Rep. Tom Emmer is challenging the right flank of his party. Just after midnight Saturday, Emmer issued a statement calling out Republican House colleagues who don't support fully funding the Department of Homeland Security because of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. (snip) "I am disappointed that many of my colleagues chose to put the security of Americans at stake and waste time playing politics," said Emmer, who replaced Rep. Michele Bachmann in January. "Congress has a solemn responsibility. As a body, we should never hold...
  • Hillary Clinton Seen Launching Presidential Bid in April

    03/01/2015 5:58:36 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Peter Nicholas and Carol E. Lee
    Hillary Clinton and her close advisers are telling Democratic donors that she will enter the presidential race sooner than expected, likely in April, a move that would allay uncertainties within her party and allow her to rev up fundraising.
  • Should Creation Teacher Spend the Rest of His Life in Prison?

    03/01/2015 5:58:20 PM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 30 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | March 1, 2015
    FreeKentHovind.com is reporting that Mr. Hovind was moved to an isolation cell yesterday (7 by 9 cell shared by 2 people) in Santa Rosa County Jail.
  • Obama White House In Full Panic Mode Over Netanyahu Speech (Tuesday March 3, 10:45am)

    03/01/2015 5:25:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 88 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/28/15 | Kevin Glass
    The Obama White House has spent weeks in panic over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's appearance before Congress this coming week. Yesterday the New York Times reported that White House officials are attempting to "rebut" Netanyahu's speech four days before it is actually going to happen. Netayahu is expected to criticize any deal-making with the Iranian regime. Just four days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the Obama administration sought on Friday to refute the Israeli leader’s expected critique, arguing that he has failed to present a feasible alternative to American proposals for constraining...
  • Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

    03/01/2015 5:04:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present. The nation's first black president plans a speech Saturday from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, the site of one of the movement's stirring moments, and will refocus on last year's fatal shooting by a white police officer of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Obama threatens to veto Iran bill

    03/01/2015 4:59:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/28/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama on Saturday threatened to veto a bipartisan bill that would allow Congress to weigh in on any nuclear deal the administration reached with Iran. "The President has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement to The Hill. "If this bill is sent to the President, he will veto it. We are in the final weeks of an international negotiation. We should give our negotiators the best chance of success, rather than complicating their efforts," she added. The threat comes...
  • Terrorists are leaving secret messages in porn and on websites like eBay and Reddit to communicate

    03/01/2015 4:38:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/01/15 | Belinda Robinson
    Terrorists are leaving secret messages in porn and on websites like eBay and Reddit to communicate with each other and plan future attacks, new book claims Terrorists have developed several new techniques to communicate with each online by leaving coded messages on websites like eBay and Reddit, claims a new book. The shocking discovery made by intelligence officers and code breakers in Israel, Britain and the United States revealed that seemingly innocuous chats are often much more, according to new sections in the book Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad. Code breakers found that al-Qaeda is now using...
  • Senior official on Netanyahu's plane: Congress must be made aware of Iran deal concessions

    03/01/2015 4:17:21 PM PST · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 2, 2015 | 1:28 AM | By Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived on Sunday night in Washington D.C., where he is scheduled to deliver a speech before Congress on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters during an in-flight briefing, a senior official in the prime minister's entourage said Israel holds a significant amount of trustworthy information regarding the deal taking shape with Iran that points at concessions agreed to by the world powers that run counter to Israel's interests. The senior official travelling on the prime minister's plane noted that Netanyahu had received the impression that members of Congress are not fully aware of the details of the deal...
  • House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job ‘most days’

    03/01/2015 1:30:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 1:58 PM EST
    We all have bad days at work. John Boehner, too. For the House speaker, “Friday wasn’t all that fun,” he says, though “most days” he likes his job. The Ohio Republican and his leadership team in the GOP-controlled House had a stunning defeat when a three-week spending bill for the Homeland Security Department went down, thanks to a group of angry conservatives. …
  • Wallace Presses Walker on Flip-Flop on Immigration [Obama, terrorism, abortion, budget, God]

    03/01/2015 1:18:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Chris Wallace interview with Scott Walker
    Potential 2016 presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" about his growing popularity, his record as governor and some of the controversies he's faced. Wallace noted that Walker has taken some heat recently for refusing to say whether or not President Obama loves this country and whether or not he's a Christian. "I am not going to take a manufactured media crisis and take and follow that path instead of going to the path that I think Americans want, which is leaders who will stand up and tell them where they stand on...
  • House GOP leader: Senate should change its rules to pass DHS funding

    03/01/2015 1:07:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/1/2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Sunday that the Senate should change its rules in order to pass a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "I think they should change the rule," McCarthy said on NBC's "Meet the Press," suggesting the Senate invoke the so-called "nuclear option" to allow spending bills to only require a simple majority to advance instead of 60 votes.
  • WH, groups outraged by anti-Susan Rice genocide ad

    03/01/2015 12:59:02 PM PST · by McGruff · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2015 | Cassie Spodak
    The White House slammed a full-page ad Sunday that appeared in The New York Times attacking National Security Adviser Susan Rice. The ad, claiming "Susan Rice has a blind spot: Genocide," appeared in Saturday's paper promoting a talk by American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. He claims that Rice has sought to silence Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his address to Congress.
  • McDonald’s accused of avoiding €1bn in taxes (by European trade unions)

    03/01/2015 12:46:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 26 Feb 2015, 09:24 | Benjamin Fox
    Fast-food giant McDonald’s has avoided paying €1 billion in tax across the EU, and should be included in the EU’s probe on “sweetheart” tax deals, according to a report published Wednesday (25 February). The report, published by the European Federation of Public Service Unions, its US Counterpart and the charity War on Want, accuses McDonald’s of “aggressive and potentially abusive optimization of its structure which has led to the avoidance of significant amounts of tax across the continent”. It concludes that “it is likely that the company reached a secret tax deal with Luxembourg”. In July 2009, the Happy-Meal maker...
  • Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

    03/01/2015 12:46:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern warning to stay off the road. The stop was routine police work, except for one fact: Youlen is not a Manassas officer. The citation came courtesy of the private force he created that, until recently, he called the “Manassas Junction Police Department.” He is its chief and sole officer. He is a force of one. And...
  • [Ireland ambassador to UK] Dan Mulhall: Ireland will do ‘all we can’ to keep the UK in the EU

    03/01/2015 12:25:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published: 27/02/2015 - 14:33 | Updated: 27/02/2015 - 14:37 | Mark Briggs
    UK membership of the EU was in “fundamental Irish national interest”, and would adversely affect the whole EU, the Irish Ambassdor in London told EurActiv. Ireland will do “all that we can” to ensure the UK remains in the EU, stated Dan Mulhall. “A British exit would inevitably weaken the Union, which is something that cannot be in Ireland’s interests,” said the diplomat. […] Mulhall said Ireland would back reforms that make the European Union “work better”, but warned now was not the time to engage in “radical treaty change”. “I don’t think full blown treaty reform is appropriate or...
  • Europe's Solar Power Industry Braces For Solar Eclipse

    03/01/2015 12:12:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    On the morning of March 20, 2015, a solar eclipse will pass over all of Europe, visible from Turkey to Greenland. A decade ago, that probably wouldn't have mattered to anyone except people who love astronomy (and all the schoolchildren building pinhole cameras to observe the sun.) But now, three percent of Europe's electricity grid comes from solar power, making the March event a proving ground for this renewable energy technology. In the span of two hours, 35,000 megawatts of electricity will fade from the grid, and then return. To put that in perspective, a typical coal plant in the...
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 12:08:49 PM PST · by Glad2bnuts · 18 replies
    israel national news ^ | 03-01-2015 | Mark Langfan
    Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike Kuwaiti paper claims unnamed Israeli minister with good ties with the US administration 'revealed the attack plan to John Kerry.' The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.
  • Bennett at AIPAC: Iran deal a disaster of historic proportions (3 day, pro-Israel event underway)

    03/01/2015 11:28:42 AM PST · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 | 8:13 PM | Jonathan Lis
    Habayit Hayehudi leader and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that the developing agreement between world powers and Iran is a disaster of historic proportions. Speaking on Sunday at the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference, Bennett said that the deal legitimizes Iran's uranium enrichment and nuclear programs, and will pave the way for the Islamic Republic to obtain nuclear weapons "within several years." Bennett said that the Iran talks are "a 2015 March of the Folly" – a reference to historian Barbara Tuchman’s famous 1984 book. Like in the book, said Bennett, the deal with Iran goes...
  • Time and station for Netanyahu speech

    03/01/2015 11:03:01 AM PST · by Corky Boyd · 26 replies
    C Span ^ | March 1, 2015 | Corky Boyd
    For those wondering about the time and channel for Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to Congress, it will be carried by C Span beginning at 10:45am Tuesday March 3.
  • Former Mossad head urges Israeli voters to oust Binyamin Netanyahu

    03/01/2015 10:26:49 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 February 2015 | Peter Beaumont
    Former Mossad head urges Israeli voters to oust Binyamin NetanyahuMeir Dagan says prime minister’s policies are ‘destructive to the future and security of Israel’ A former head of Israel’s foreign intelligence service Mossad is urging voters to oust Binyamin Netanyahu in the next general election, accusing the prime minister of endangering the country’s security with his stance on the Iranian nuclear programme. Meir Dagan, a vocal critic of Netanyahu’s Iran policy since stepping down as Mossad chief four years ago, is to be a keynote speaker at a rally in Tel Aviv next weekend, calling on the public to turf...
  • GOP rep keeps up attack on 'delusional' conservatives

    03/01/2015 10:09:13 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/01/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Sunday did not let up in criticizing House Republicans who voted against bills to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since they don't touch President Obama's executive action on immigration. ADVERTISEMENT "There's an element within our party – there's a wing within the Congress – which is absolutely irresponsible. They have no concept of reality," King said on ABC's "The Week.”"For these people to be threatening to defund the Department of Homeland Security at a time when our threat streams have never been greater at any time since 9/11, it's absolutely irresponsible," said King,...
  • Reports of possible deal on DHS funding reignites chatter about Boehner ouster

    03/01/2015 10:22:52 AM PST · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Fox News
    Multiple reports that House Speaker John Boehner has cut a deal to pass a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security without ties to rolling back President Obama’s executive action on immigration has reignited rumblings about a Boehner coup. The deal was purportedly struck as the House agreed late Friday night to fund the agency for seven days to avoid a partial shutdown. At least one congressional aide said the deal between Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was to get enough Democratic votes in the Republican-led chamber to avoid the shutdown at midnight Friday, in exchange...
  • Bibi Selassie: Dotted Points of Light (Feldman names traitors in the U.S. Congress)

    03/01/2015 10:22:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    A. An historical analogy When you reach a certain age, events that to younger people seem dim and distant still remain fresh in memory. Watching the events surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s invitation to address Congress, I am reminded of Haile Selassie’s address to the League of Nations. As he spoke in 1936 and as Auden warned in his poem "September 1, 1939", the likelihood of a coming conflagration grows and yet a few people still stand for civilization: Defenceless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just...
  • Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be most important speech of his life

    03/01/2015 10:21:13 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2015 | William Booth
    JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States. On Tuesday morning, Netanyahu will confront an American president and insist that the future of the State of Israel, and the world, is imperiled by a pending “bad deal” with Iran on its nuclear program. Also hanging in the balance is Netanyahu’s own political future. Just two weeks after the speech, Netanyahu will either be reelected to a historic fourth term as...
  • Massive "demand for tickets" to Netanyahu speech, Boehner says (video interview at link)

    03/01/2015 10:15:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 1, 2015, 12:37 PM | By Rebecca Kaplan / Face The Nation
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the White House has "attacked" him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Netanyahu's planned address to Congress Tuesday in which he is expected to criticize international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. "The demand for seats in the House, the demand for tickets, I've never seen anything like it. Everybody wants to be there," Boehner said. "What I do wonder is why the White House feels threatened because the Congress wants to support Israel and wants to hear what a trusted ally has to say. It has been, frankly, remarkable to me, the...
  • Netanyahu’s Moment

    03/01/2015 9:55:19 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Monday, March 9, 2015 | William Kristol
    What does this have to do with Netanyahu? Agree with his policies or not, no one doubts he loves his country. In fact, he seems to like America a lot, too. One suspects that if asked, respondents to the YouGov poll might have judged Netanyahu more of an America-lover than Barack Obama. And they would in a sense have been right. After all, Obama is not just a citizen of America. He’s a citizen of the world. And he’s a disbeliever in American exceptionalism in any sense stronger than the British believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks in Greek...
  • Georgia Judge Jails Muslim Woman For Wearing Headscarf To Court [DOJ Investigation Follows]

    03/01/2015 9:37:47 AM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | March 1, 2015 | Daniel Nasaw
    Georgia Judge Jails Muslim Woman For Wearing Headscarf To Court • Two women barred from entering courtroom in recent days Daniel Nasaw in Washington A city judge in Georgia has in the past eight days barred two Muslim women wearing Islamic headscarves from entering his courtroom, jailing one, and prompting an inquiry from the civil rights office at the US department of justice. Judge Keith Rollins of Douglasville, Georgia, yesterday ordered Lisa Valentine, 41, to jail after she refused to remove her scarf before entering the courtroom, citing rules governing appropriate dress. Last week, Sabreen Abdulrahmaan was forced to leave...
  • DHS Posts 'Due to a Lapse in Funding' Notice

    03/01/2015 9:34:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    weekly standard ^ | march 1, 2015 | jeryl bier
    In spite of the Friday night passage of an eleventh hour, one-week stopgap spending bill to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the department posted a lapse-of-funding notice and shut-down procedures on its website apparently intended if the last minute efforts failed. While the notice is not listed on the home page, the blog, or the list of DHS publications, it was originally posted around nine o'clock Friday night and remained at this link as of the time of publication of this article:
  • Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

    03/01/2015 9:30:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    AP.org ^ | 3/1/15 | Bradley Klapper
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.
  • Kerry Contradicts Obama White House: Netanyahu ‘Welcome to Speak in the US’ (Video)

    03/01/2015 9:12:45 AM PST · by McGruff · 7 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | March 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Secretary of State John Kerry contradicted National Security Adviser Susan Rice by saying that Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “welcome to speak in the United States.” On Thursday night Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Netanyahu’s visit to the US is “destructive” to the US-Israel relationship.
  • Walker Admits He’s ‘Changed’ View on Immigration

    03/01/2015 9:03:18 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 87 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3/1/2015 | Evan McMurray
    Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace submitted newly-minted 2016 GOP frontrunner Scott Walker to thirteen minutes of sustained questioning about his record and his (mis)statements Sunday morning, the most notable moment of which came when Walker conceded after several minutes of interrogation that he’d “changed” his views on immigration.
  • I Built an AR-15 in My Kitchen

    03/01/2015 8:59:35 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 63 replies
    realcleardefense.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    I built a semi-automatic rifle in my kitchen. I’ll bet that’s one sentence you’d never thought you’d hear. Neither did I, until the day I decided to do it. The job required drilling aluminum, and tiny shards and slivers of metal were going to fly everywhere. It’s not something you want to do over carpet, so I decided to do it in my kitchen. Did it work? Hell yes, it did. After three hours of work with light tools, I had built the essential component of an AR-15 rifle. America has now reached a point where people can construct modern...
  • Mark Levin REVEALS: Obama’s plan to use illegal aliens to ‘fundamentally transform’ America

    03/01/2015 8:47:15 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 14 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 3/1/2015 | soopermexican
    We all know that Obama doesn’t really love America because he aims to “fundamentally transform” her into a country more to his liking. But one radio host has discovered the plan that makes illegal aliens the key in changing America by creating a “nation within a nation.” Audio in link
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty?

    03/01/2015 8:28:43 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    Ted Cruz: Ted Cruz is the only major candidate who has never supported or endorsed amnesty. •End Obama's illegal amnesty via Congress' checks & balances. (Nov 2014) •Defund amnesty, and refuse any nominees until rescinded. (Nov 2014) •No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas. (Oct 2012) •Give police more power to ask about immigration status. (Jun 2012) •Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012) •Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012) •Strengthen border security and increase enforcement. (Jul 2011) He's resolute, he's firm, he's good on most of the other issues, and he...
  • UNC board votes to kill poverty center, protesters led away (NC)

    03/01/2015 8:12:41 AM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/27/2014 | Emory Dalesio
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina public university leaders decided Friday to kill an anti-poverty center headed by a sharp critic of Republican lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory, taking their vote after protesters disrupted their meeting and were led out by campus police. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, which consists almost entirely of Republican appointees, voted to disband the think-tank created to help launch John Edwards' presidential campaign and run by a law professor and former Democratic candidate for Congress from Colorado. [snip] The center provided Edwards a platform to travel the country discussing poverty, which he had...
  • Cruz: Leave the Internet to the People

    03/01/2015 8:11:25 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | Vivian Hughbanks
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticized the Federal Communications Commission's rules on net neutrality as an overreach of unchecked bureaucratic power on Thursday. “Today, the FCC decided to take over the Internet,” Cruz said. “You should feel real excited because at Barack Obama's instructions, 5 unelected bureaucrats have now declared the Internet is a public utility.” The FCC voted yesterday to adopt the “Open Internet Order,” designed to ensure equal treatment of legal content on the Internet. The rules were neither publicly released, nor openly debated before adopted by the Commission. “Net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet,” Cruz said, sparking...
  • The long knives come out for Ted Cruz

    03/01/2015 8:02:47 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    “PALM BEACH, Fla. — In a wide-ranging speech to the Club for Growth winter meeting Friday night, Sen. Ted Cruz looked back on his 2013 crusade to defund Obamacare — an effort that consumed Washington, led to bitter Republican party infighting, and resulted in a partial government shutdown — and concluded it was a fight he probably never could have won. "Is it likely we would have altogether defunded Obamacare then?" the Texas Republican said. "Probably not. That would have taken an almost perfect storm. I was never Pollyannaish about the political factors it would take for that to happen.”...
  • Obama Judge Invites Repatriated Illegals To Return, Seek US Jobs

    03/01/2015 7:53:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | february 27, 2015 | neil munro
    President Barack Obama’s government is inviting many repatriated illegal immigrants back to work in the United States under a deal approved approved this week by a federal judge. The deal was finalized by Obama’s deputies and their ideological allies in the American Civil Liberties Union, via a courtroom negotiation under the supervision of an Obama-app0inted judge. The deal also provided $700,000 to the ACLU for the lawyers’ fees. The lawyers had claimed that illegals were unfairly and unlawfully pressured to sign so-called “voluntary return” documents as they were being deported. The illegals should have been invited to fight repatriation via the courts, said...
  • Who's safe from risk of identity theft? No one

    03/01/2015 7:48:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 3-1-15 | Ruben Rosario
    I got hacked twice this month. The first time I was going for a layup at the local gym. The second time was learning I'm among the more than 313,000 Minnesotans and nearly 80 million Americans whose personal information might have been accessed during the recent Anthem health insurer data breach. The compromised information includes names, member health identification numbers, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and employment and income information. Now, I'm an old-school, practical kind of guy. I try as much as I can to pay bills and items face to face with cash. I shred...
  • America's Enemies in Hollywood Then and Now

    03/01/2015 7:25:06 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | James Simpson
    This past Tuesday, Cliff Kincaid held his National Press Club conference, America’s Enemies in Hollywood Then and Now. Cliff’s guests included Allan Ryskind, long-time editor of Human Events; Lawyer, author, and 9-11 survivor Deborah Weiss, who describes the breadth of CAIR’s malevolent machinations, including influence operations in Hollywood; and Trevor Loudon, the intrepid researcher from New Zealand who has exposed much of what we know today about Obama’s radicalism. Kincaid led off remarks, including a discussion of his latest book, Blood on His Hands: The True Story of Edward Snowden, and called for resurrection of a new HUAC to investigate...
  • How Vietnam Haunts the Democrats

    03/01/2015 7:24:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/17/15 | MICHAEL A. COHEN
    On February 7, 1965, a company of 300 Vietcong guerrillas armed with AK-47s, mortars and rifle grenades attacked an American helicopter base named Camp Holloway in the town of Pleiku, located in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. The raid, which came just a few hours after the end of a weeklong cease fire for the Tet holiday, lasted only five minutes; but it produced the highest single number of U.S. casualties in the war: Eight Americans were killed and more than 120 wounded. President Lyndon Johnson ordered an immediate military reprisal. Within 14 hours, U.S. jets were flying bombing...
  • Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links

    03/01/2015 7:24:23 AM PST · by 9thLife · 31 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 28 February 2015 | Hal Hodson
    THE internet is stuffed with garbage...Google has devised a fix – rank websites according to their truthfulness. Google's search engine currently uses the number of incoming links to a web page as a proxy for quality, determining where it appears in search results. So pages that many other sites link to are ranked higher. This system has brought us the search engine as we know it today, but the downside is that websites full of misinformation can rise up the rankings, if enough people link to them. A Google research team is adapting that model to measure the trustworthiness of...
  • White House looking to creep into 401(k)s

    03/01/2015 7:22:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/28/15 | Jonathon M. Trugman February 28, 2015 | 11:21pm
    Under the false pretense of calling for new and tougher so-called fiduciary standards for financial brokers, advisers and retirement plan representatives, the White House once again horned in on Wall Street’s compensation formulas. However, what the president surely knows is that a vast majority of retirement plans — IRAs and 401(k)s — are in simple fee-based products like mutual funds. The commission-based accounts are for those who prefer to direct their brokers in certain purchases inside some of their retirement products. The key to the White House’s interference is in its nuanced language. Currently, a broker may make a recommendation...
  • Publicly funded Iron Range board is deep into DFL politics, policy (MN)

    03/01/2015 6:57:30 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 12 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | March 1, 2015 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    EVELETH, Minn. – Workers in a call center on Minnesota’s Iron Range don headsets each day knowing their employer’s core business: Get Democrats elected. For years, prominent Democratic candidates and political groups have used the obscure center tucked among hills and pines to canvass and raise money from small donors. DFL organizations, state and national, have paid the phone bank’s current and former owners about $80 million over the last decade, campaign records show. The call center relocated to Eveleth in 2006 thanks in part to a $625,000 loan from a unique state agency called the Iron Range Resources and...
  • ('Profound f****** socialist') Emma Thompson to evade paying tax until other evaders are jailed

    03/01/2015 6:55:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    3 News ^ | 2/26/15
    **SNIP** The British couple is hoping to launch a protest movement in the aftermath of a recent tax scandal in the UK, during which it was alleged staff at the Swiss arm of the bank HSBC helped clients avoid hefty bills in Britain. Thompson and Wise hope a mass tax boycott will convince bosses at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the government department responsible for collecting the money, to penalise wealthy citizens and companies who avoid paying their fair share. Wise tells London's Evening Standard newspaper, "I want to stop paying tax, until everyone pays tax... I have actively...