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  • Kennedy's New 'Right to Dignity' Could Trump the Right to Free Speech and Religion

    07/07/2015 4:34:43 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/06/2015 | John Merline
    When President Obama was first running for office in 2008, he promised that he'd go about "fundamentally transforming" America once in office. But it wasn't the 47-year-old Senator from Illinois — who went on to win two presidential elections — who'd bring about such a transformation. It was a 78-year-old unelected Supreme Court justice from California named Anthony Kennedy.
  • THE PROGRESSIVE POLICIES THAT MURDERED KATE STEINLE

    07/07/2015 4:26:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Left-wingers in San Francisco should be hanging their heads in shame after their borderline seditious, destructive immigration policies allowed an illegal alien felon to murder a young woman randomly in broad daylight.
  • The Failure of Change

    07/07/2015 4:22:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/7/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama has built a legacy, all right: appeasement, staggering debt, racial animosity . . . President Obama last week spiked the ball on the Supreme Court’s decisions to legalize gay marriage and to ratify the Affordable Care Act. Yet it is difficult to see quite how Obama had much to do with these decisions — or, to the degree he did, that they are earth-shattering. He twice ran for president expressing opposition to gay marriage while emphasizing the religious element of holy matrimony, which, he argued, precluded same-sex marriages. Is he delighted that the Court ignored his prior views? On...
  • Left Cracks Down On Conservatives From Wisconsin To Texas

    07/07/2015 4:16:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, National Review ran the latest in its series of horrifying stories about the attack on rule of law in Wisconsin. Columnist David French relates the story of “Jonah,” a 16-year-old accosted by “uniformed officers, their guns drawn” at his door. These officials then “ordered him not to tell anyone about the raid – not even school officials. He asked if he could call his parents.
  • [illegal] Migrant dies in Channel Tunnel trying to reach Britain, say French authorities

    07/07/2015 4:07:33 AM PDT · by markomalley
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/7/15 | Henry Samuel
    A migrant died on Tuesday trying to reach Britain through the Channel Tunnel, French authorities in the Pas-de-Calais region have confirmed. One of the six sections of the tunnel was closed for investigation, but train traffic had not stopped. It was as yet unclear how the migrant died. “Following the detection of migrants on a freight shuttle early this morning, the shuttle was immediately stopped,” said the Pas-de-Calais prefecture, the local state authority. “During a security inspection by border police, a deceased migrant was found in the tunnel”, it said in a statement. Gilles Debove, of the police union Unité...
  • Maryland State Police trooper charged with first degree sex offense

    07/07/2015 3:51:56 AM PDT · by markomalley
    WJLA ^ | 7/6/15
    A Maryland State Police (MSP) trooper was charged with first degree sexual offense and a handgun charge, according to Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD). Brian Tucker, 43, an 18 year veteran with MSP's Automobile Safety Enforcement Division, was arrested around 2 a.m. early Monday morning in the area of Rochell Avenue and Hazelwood Drive, according to police. A PGPD officer noticed an SUV in a cul-de-sac in a commercial area and decided to investigate. He discovered Tucker and the victim outside of the vehicle, standing near the passenger side. The female victim told the officer that Tucker had a...
  • How Did an Accused Serial Killer Poison Himself in Jail?

    07/07/2015 3:28:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    ilers thought Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo was having a seizure. He was vomiting, shaking and later foaming at the mouth. But Ocampo, an accused serial killer linked to the deaths of four homeless men, had drunk a cleaning product similar to Ajax. How did he score poison in an Orange County jail? He got it from a fellow inmate, and he hoarded it under his bed. Such were the findings of an investigation released Thursday by the Orange County district attorney’s office into the death of Ocampo, the former Marine who was accused of killing six people, including four homeless men,...
  • In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. (fact checking time)

    07/07/2015 3:17:08 AM PDT · by dennisw · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 5th | TruthFinderXXX
    In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Some eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states. The census also determined that there were fewer than 385,000 individuals who owned slaves (1). Even if all slaveholders had been white, that would amount to only 1.4 percent of whites in the country (or 4.8 percent of southern whites owning one or more slaves). The rare instances when the ownership of slaves by free Negroes is...
  • Words Used to Mean Things – Then Came Government

    07/07/2015 3:11:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7-6-15 | Seton Motley
    We are a nation founded upon and (allegedly) governed by words. Beginning with – specifically, foundational-ly – the Constitution. Every syllable was by our Founding Fathers debated and carefully crafted. To ensure a limited, enumerated government, maximum freedom for We the People – and a document that clearly, concisely laid out these parameters. The Constitution is a “living, breathing document” - but with the amendment process as its only respiratory system. If you don’t like it – amend it. Otherwise, it is what it is – it says what it says. The Constitution established a system that also relies on...
  • Should SCOTUS Limit the Power of Public-Sector Unions

    07/07/2015 1:56:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 7, 2015 | Gary Shapiro
    My father was a sixth-grade teacher active in his teacher union’s leadership. He instilled in me the value of unions. They helped our nation lead and prosper. Unions got laws passed limiting child labor, ensuring safe working conditions and compensating workers with a defined workweek and overtime pay. The strong, positive legacy of unions, runs counter to news the Supreme Court will hear a case next term that “could wipe out public-sector unions,” according to a recent report in Slate. I can’t help but wonder, however, if the dissolution of public sector unions would be such a bad thing. For...
  • Federal Court: Abrahamson Lied In Chief Justice Lawsuit

    07/07/2015 1:52:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Media Trackers Wisconsin ^ | 6-18-15 | Brian Sikma
    A federal court has declared that former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson lied about her personal knowledge of certain facts and misrepresented negotiations between her legal team and lawyers representing her fellow Supreme Court justices. “[T]he Abrahamson affidavit contains some statements that are not based on personal knowledge and that falsely portray the negotiation of the stipulated facts,” wrote Judge James Peterson in a June 10 decision striking portions of Abrahamson’s filing from the court record. Peterson was appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama. Since April, when state voters ratified a constitutional amendment changing how...
  • Immigrant Children Given Adult Dose of Hepatitis A Vaccine

    07/07/2015 1:31:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/4
    About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The vaccines were administered this week, but none of the children has been hospitalized or had any adverse reactions, ICE officials said Saturday. ICE spokesman Richard Rocha said health care professionals will monitor the children over the next five days for any potential side effects, though none are expected. "Parents at the facility were advised and counseled by medical professionals about potential side effects, with...
  • Gay Couple Quickly Granted Marriage License After Lawsuit By

    07/07/2015 1:24:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Monday, Jul 6, 2015 | David Warren, Jocelyn Lockwood
    A gay couple was granted a marriage license Monday shortly after filing a federal lawsuit against a county clerk in North Texas who cited religious opposition when denying them a license last week. Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton filed the lawsuit Monday morning against Hood County Clerk Katie Lang. The men said they were repeatedly turned away when trying to obtain a license last week in Granbury, the county seat, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide. The men were quickly granted a license and "are delighted" that they can get married in their home county,...
  • The GOP’s Snake Oil Salesmen

    07/07/2015 12:38:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Noah Rothman, Asst. Online Editor & former Opie & Anthony Show intern
    Amid a truly devastating period for conservative culture warriors, the New York Times columnist Ross Douthat observed last week that those who consider themselves allies of the social conservative movement so often do it a disservice. “Politicians who stand with them on policy mislead them on politics,” he observed. The events that occurred following this remark proved Douthat prescient. Prisoners as they are of the news cycle, Republicans in the political consulting class have taken to rending garments over the reality television star Donald Trump’s alleged entry into the presidential race (a complete financial disclosure must be filed in 10...
  • Insufficiently Independent to Hold an Independence Day Parade- Mark Steyn

    07/06/2015 2:03:00 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    So, no, since you ask, I didn't have that Glorious a Fourth. I almost wrote about it yesterday, but was too sad to find the appropriate tone. I'm still very sad, so if you want to cut to the chase and get on with your day, the takeaway is America might as well hang a sign on its door saying, "Final Three Days! Everything Must Go!!! Ultimate Storewide Blowout!!!!!" As readers may know, the Steyn worldwide corporate headquarters is located in Woodsville, which is part of the township of Haverhill, New Hampshire. Actually, the only reason readers would have any...
  • Donald Trump Is Not Just A Clown, He’s A Liberal Anti-Gun Clown

    07/06/2015 11:29:57 PM PDT · by z taxman · 57 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | Brian Anderson
    The big joke Tuesday was that comb-over reality TV star Donald Trump announced that he’s running for president in 2016 as a Republican. As if it isn’t funny enough that he’s given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Foundation, he also said he wants Oprah Winfrey as his VP. And just in case you aren’t convinced of his conservative credentials, it turns out he’s left quite a liberal footprint of anti-gun, pro-abortion, redistribution of wealth, Obam-esque socialism. Back in 2000 The Don was flirting with running for president as a Reform Party candidate... Here’s...
  • Mundelein Mayor Defends Controversial Remarks on Gay Marriage

    07/06/2015 11:19:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz on Monday defended widely criticized comments he made about the legalization of gay marriage and other societal issues during an Independence Day speech. "If people are curious about what I said, go listen to it," Lentz said of the 11-minute speech, which can be found on YouTube and Facebook. play video video Lentz July 4 speech Near the midpoint of his remarks Saturday morning at the village's Fort Hill Heritage Center, Lentz said he wanted to "address the elephant in the room" and started talking about the Supreme Court's recent ruling on marriage equality. He called...
  • DHS dodges 'sanctuary city' question after illegal immigrant kills Calif. woman

    07/06/2015 10:25:45 PM PDT · by Mariner · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 6th, 2015 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declined to say Monday whether cities offering "sanctuary" to dangerous illegal immigrants are posing a safety threat in the United States, just days after a criminal alien who was given sanctuary in San Francisco shot and killed a California woman. Johnson was asked if the death of Kathryn Steinle last Thursday proved that sanctuary cities were part of the problem when it comes to removing dangerous immigrants. But Johnson didn't answer directly, and instead said generally that the federal government is slowly starting to work more effectively with state and local governments on deportation matters....
  • Mayor Ed Lee Chimes in on Pier 14 Murder, Backs San Francisco's Sanctuary Policy

    07/06/2015 10:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KNTV-TV / The Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2015 | Rhea Mahbubani
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is the latest to weigh in on the immigration debate centered around Kathryn Steinle’s fatal shooting at Pier 14. In a statement released Monday, Lee described feeling "deeply saddened" by the "tragic and senseless death," adding that his "thoughts and prayers" are with the 32-year-old Pleasanton woman's family. "I have spoken with Kathryn’s family, and they would like everyone to remember their daughter for the wonderful person that she was," he said....
  • China stocks extend falls, defying government efforts

    07/06/2015 10:10:14 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 10 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 7/7/2015 | Staffer
    Chinese shares sank further Tuesday, defying government efforts to arrest a precipitous fall that has wiped an estimated $3.2 trillion off markets and threatens the world's number two economy. The government over the weekend announced a halt to initial public offerings (IPOs) and moves to pour funds into the market to end three weeks of plunging prices. Analysts say the heavy-handed intervention throws into question the pace of China's economic reforms and the ability of the government to deflate what many describe as a stock market bubble. At midday on Tuesday, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was down 3.18 percent,...
  • What Clarence Thomas Can (Still) Teach George ‘Sulu’ Takei

    07/06/2015 10:08:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    SNIP That Takei’s first instinct was to deny the blackness of Clarence Thomas tells us much about the rancid racial essentialism of the left, which can’t get its head around minorities stepping out of ideological line. That aside, the left’s freak-out is so remarkable since what Thomas wrote represents American Founding 101. Where did Thomas get this outlandish notion of rights and dignity that exist prior to government? SNIP
  • O’Reilly: Trump Right About Border, Frisco Officials ‘Directly Responsible’ for Steinle Murder

    07/06/2015 9:57:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly took real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s side in the immigration. O’Reilly said Trump was correct on two calls – the wall on the southern border he had proposed and who was responsible for the death of Kate Steinle, which was the result of murder by an illegal immigrant that had been deported five times. “So Trump is correct in saying that only a massive wall will stop the chaos and even then drugs and people will get through although not to the extent they do now,”...
  • OPM's Return to Paper Security Clearance Processing Roils Contractors, Lawmakers

    07/06/2015 7:24:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 7/6/15 | Eric Katz
    The Office of Personnel Management has decided to take a step back in an attempt to move forward after hackers breached files containing sensitive data on millions of current and former federal employees, but some stakeholders are not fully on board with the plan. The agency sent an advisory last week to federal offices instructing them to temporarily collect paper copies of employees’ background investigation forms, rather than processing them electronically. OPM reached that decision after it shut down e-QIP, the Web tool that tracks employee background investigations, due to vulnerabilities that led to a breach of the personal information...
  • South Carolina Senator Starts Flag Debate With Gay Marriage Rant

    07/06/2015 7:13:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/6/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright started off a debate about the Confederate flag by denouncing the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling and calling on people of faith in South Carolina to “rise up.”“I heard our president sing a religious hymn, and then Friday night I watched the White House be lit up in the abomination colors,” Bright said on the South Carolina Senate floor Monday. “It’s time — we’ve got amazing grace, we’ve got people in the stands here of faith — it’s time for the church to rise up. It’s time for the state of South Carolina to...
  • Man hit, called 'white bread' by group of black-men in anti-white attack on Staten Island

    07/06/2015 7:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    Cops are hunting a group of men behind an anti-white attack on Staten Island, officials said Saturday. Seven black men called a 28-year-old man “white bread” and other insults as they threatened him on Vanderbilt Ave. and Targee St. in Fox Hills about 3 p.m. on June 19, cops said. The group then chased after the white victim, punching and kicking him. They struck him with a milk crate, a fluorescent light bulb, a bottle and other garbage they picked up, officials said. The victim managed to escape his attackers, suffering only minor wounds. The NYPD’s hate crimes task force...
  • Hillary Spokesman: We Roped Off the Media Like Animals to keep things From Becoming “Chaotic”

    07/06/2015 7:03:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 6, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Full title:Hillary spokesman: We roped off the media like animals to keep her parade appearance from becoming “chaotic" Via the Examiner, count me in with John Nolte and Sean Davis in wondering why this grand humiliation is being treated as a Hillary scandal instead of a media scandal. Clinton advance aides create a rope line for the press, moving with the candidate pic.twitter.com/9S7CpVt7x4 — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 4, 2015 Davis: It was a truly embarrassing spectacle, but not for Hillary Clinton. It was embarrassing for the press, because they willingly allow this nonsense to keep happening. It almost appears...
  • A gay Jewish president? Dreaming big, post-Supreme Court decision [Barf Alert]

    07/06/2015 6:53:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/6/15 | Brian Schaefer
    During Pride festivities in the United States last weekend, tears flowed as freely as the celebratory libations, and pure joy mixed with utter disbelief following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country – an accomplishment that seemed preposterous only a few years ago. The victory, of course, derives from decades of struggle and strategy, pain and persistence.“As a marriage equality activist since the 1980s, I prayed and worked to see this day,” said Rabbi Denise Eger, the founding rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, California, and the newly appointed, first openly gay president of...
  • Gay rights advocates decry Virginia House GOP's religious freedom agenda

    07/06/2015 6:38:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Democratic lawmakers and gay rights advocates on Monday fired back at Republican leaders in the House of Delegates for wanting to make religious freedom legislation — which they see as discriminatory against same-sex couples — a top priority in the 2016 General Assembly session. “While Virginia Democrats are focused on creating jobs, Republicans have admitted that their top legislative priority is discriminating against people,”said Democratic Party of Virginia chairwoman Susan Swecker. “Focusing on Indiana-style discrimination laws instead of growing our economy is irresponsible, dangerous and hopelessly out of touch.” While Republicans say they will abide by the recent historic U.S....
  • How gay marriage paves the way for legal polygamy

    07/06/2015 6:15:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | July 6, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Supreme Court's landmark decision that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right brought out an avalanche of commentary about the possibility of polygamy. Indeed, a Montana threesome is already suing for the right to marry. This shouldn't be surprising. But what is surprising is just how weak the arguments against legal polygamy are. They rely on class and religious prejudices, as well as on rationales that were deemed illegitimate when launched at same-sex couples. Jonathan Rauch, who did more than almost anyone else to mainstream the cause of same-sex marriage, finds the argument for polygamy an unfortunate distraction. Rauch's main...
  • Kenya protesters warn Obama not to bring up gay rights in visit

    07/06/2015 5:34:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | July 6, 2015 | Raphael Ambasu
    Nairobi (AFP) - Kenyan anti-gay protesters marched in Nairobi Monday warning US President Barack Obama not to speak about gay rights when he visits the country of his ancestors later this month. "We do not want Obama and Obama, we do not want Michelle and Michelle," they chanted. "We want Obama and Michelle and we want a child!" "It is important for us as Kenyans to know that the US is not God, and thus we cannot follow them blindly," said protest organiser and evangelical Christian pastor Bishop Mark Kariuki. Kariuki said Obama was welcome to visit "his father's home"...
  • It's time for this to change [email from the lying narcissist hisself]

    07/06/2015 5:34:41 PM PDT · by upchuck · 9 replies
    email | July 6, 2015 | BO
    When a working parent needs to put in more than 40 hours a week, that time can be measured in family dinners, tee-ball games, and ballet recitals missed -- and too often, that worker isn't even being paid fairly for the extra work. Last year, only 12% of salaried workers were eligible for overtime under current rules -- rules rooted in the 1930s. It's time for that to change. That's why I'm moving to update them for our modern economy, and right now, you have a chance to speak up in support. Over six years and 64 consecutive months of...
  • Jonathan Cahn: 'End of Christian America' is here

    07/06/2015 5:20:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 5 July 15 | Leo Hohmann
    Jonathan Cahn, the Bible teacher and author who started warning nine years ago that America was facing the judgment of God if it did not reject secularism and return to its Judeo-Christian roots, says the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states marks the formal end to Christian America. Barring a “miracle of God,” the die has been cast, said the author of “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah.” Cahn, speaking at the annual Messiah Conference at Messiah College in Pennsylvania on America’s Independence Day, said the U.S. and the world...
  • Minimum wage advocates struggle to walk the talk: Editorial (Oregonian stumbles into truth!)

    07/06/2015 5:05:21 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/06/2015 | Oregonian
    . . . . Consider what happened in Los Angeles. Last month, the city council approved a five-year plan to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Late in the campaign for that increase, labor unions, which had led the push for a higher wage, made a surprising request: They wanted collectively bargained contracts to be exempt from the new standard. The mayor said no, but some other cities have such exemptions and the issue is unlikely to go away in Los Angeles. The unions' request reflects realities of both economics and politics. Politically, the $15 wage push is,...
  • 22 states sue EPA over water rule

    07/06/2015 3:49:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Siciliano
    The regulations extend the EPA's and the Army Corps' regulatory reach over what is termed "navigable waters," which ranchers, farmers and states argue gives the federal agencies' unprecedented authority over drainage ditches and nearly anything else that can contain water. "This rule is a staggering overreach by the federal government and violates the very law it claims to enforce," Morrissey said. "It will have dire consequences for homeowners, farmers and other entities by forcing them to navigate a complex federal bureaucracy and obtain costly permits in order to perform everyday tasks like digging ditches, building fences or spraying fertilizers." The...
  • Remnant of Boston’s Brutal Winter Threatens to Outlast Summer (snow piles still frozen)

    07/06/2015 3:44:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 7/06/15 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    BOSTON — Now that it is July, it is easy to think of Boston’s record snowfall last winter as a bad dream. These days, you can walk outside without dressing in multiple layers. You can see your car when you stand next to it. Even the subway is running (more or less). But if you want a reality check, come to the Seaport district, where you will find an astonishing residual artifact from the glory days of February: a 12-foot-high frozen mound, a remnant of the record 110.6 inches of snow that accumulated in Boston over the winter. Yes, some...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘If I Were a Leftist, I Would Love Barack Obama’

    07/06/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Mediate ^ | 1:06 pm, July 6th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    As part of Meet the Press’ new “Meet the Candidates” partnership with Facebook, Chuck Todd posed this question to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) from a viewer: “What issue or issues that you’ve voted on in the Senate would it most surprise people to know that you are actually in philosophical agreement with President Barack Obama, and what do you most admire about President Obama?” Cruz avoided answering the first part of the question — perhaps because there is nothing to which he could point — and instead offered President Barack Obama some partially-backhanded praise.“I admire that he’s a true believer,”...
  • EU to push for same sex marriages to be accepted across continent

    07/06/2015 2:59:14 PM PDT · by Salman · 14 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Matthew Holehouse
    Same sex marriage should be legal across Europe, a senior EU official has said, as he gave his backing to campaigners who argue that unions should be recognised under freedom of movement rules. Frans Timmermans, the vice president of the European Commission, said it was a "disgrace" that some European countries do not recognise same-sex partnerships formed elsewhere in the union. The Commission, the executive arm of the EU, should lobby for same-sex marriages across the 28-nation bloc, he said. It follows calls from campaigners for same-sex relationships to be enshrined under EU freedom of movement rules. ...
  • SAD. Chris Christie Attacks Ted Cruz After TX Senator Defends Donald Trump (VIDEO)

    07/06/2015 2:44:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul 6th, 2015 9:35 am | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday Senator Ted Cruz (TX-GOP) praised Donald Trump for addressing the illegal immigration nightmare in America.Bloomberg Politics reported: “I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” the Texas senator said on NBC’s Meet the Press in an interview that aired Sunday. “The Washington cartel doesn’t want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn’t believe we need to secure the borders. The Washington cartel supports amnesty and I think amnesty’s wrong, and I salute Donald Trump for focusing on it. He has a colorful way of speaking. It’s not the way I speak, but I’m...
  • If Liberals Really Cared About Black Lives [Luke 17 - Days of Noah]

    07/06/2015 2:28:43 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/5/2015 | Jack Kelley
    To the “Black Lives Matter” crowd, it seems that most black lives don’t. Roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered each year — more than 90 percent by other blacks. To some Democrats, only those shot by white police officers or white bigots seem to matter. Just 25 percent of about 400 local police killings a year involve a white cop and a black victim, an FBI study found. Shootings of blacks by police has been cut in half since 1981. For every black person killed by a white cop, black criminals murder 70. It is 25 times more likely a black...
  • PSan Francisco Mayor’s statement on death of Kathryn Steinle and Sanctuary City Policy

    07/06/2015 2:19:56 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 45 replies
    KRON4.com ^ | 7/6/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    "Even after repeated attempts by President Obama and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to reform our immigration laws, Republicans in Congress have blocked those efforts, unfortunately, leaving cities and local municipalities to act upon immigration issues that affect its residents. I will continue to work with the Obama Administration on Comprehensive Immigration Reform to ensure cities aren’t forced to make and enforce immigration law."
  • Cruz Control?

    07/06/2015 2:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Of the entire GOP presidential field, I think the candidate with the best or most substantive grasp of the constitutional defects of the administrative state—the term for our unaccountable “fourth branch” of government that increasingly governs us without our consent—is Ted Cruz. (If Tom Cotton were running for president, he’d get the clear nod on this point, but perhaps some day. . .) At the very least, Cruz knows enough about the separation of powers to make the bold suggestion that some states have a legal basis to ignore or resist the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision legalizing gay marriage. As...
  • ( 13 ) States file lawsuit against EPA's 'Waters of the U.S.' rule

    07/06/2015 2:09:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications ^ | June 29, 2015 | Daniel Enoch
    Attorneys general from thirteen states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging EPA's new rule defining the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), asserting that the rule expands the scope of clean water regulations to lands that are dry much of the year and increases the federal government's authority over land use. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, who joined in the lawsuit, noted that 35 states have filed comments in opposition to the rule and several other attorneys general are considering filing challenges. The EPA is overstepping...
  • How Unusual Is Francisco Sanchez Case? The (terrible) Facts About Illegal Immigrants and Crimes

    07/06/2015 1:55:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | July 6, 2015 | Diana Stancy
    According to a recent study released from the Center for Immigration Studies, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 30,558 criminally-convicted illegal immigrants, with a total of 79,059 convictions altogether, in 2014. Furthermore, the CIS report shows that among the 904,000 illegal immigrants who have ignored orders to leave the U.S., approximately 167,527 of these are convicted criminal immigrants. Likewise, CIS’s April 2015 statistics indicate ICE has only arrested 11,983 at-large convicted criminal immigrants—despite the fact 168,000 criminal immigrants were identified. The concern is that these convicted criminal immigrants will commit crimes upon being released, as in Sanchez’s case.
  • [3/25/15] Ted Cruz on similarities to Sen. Obama: 'He was basically a backbencher,' I am not

    07/06/2015 1:53:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/25/15 7:16 AM | KELLY COHEN
    According to Sen. Ted Cruz, he and President Obama's Senate tenures are nothing alike. After an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Monday negatively compared the two — calling Cruz someone "who disdains his colleagues and lacks executive action" — he was ready to fight back against that notion Tuesday night. Cruz, who declared his run for the 2016 Republican presidential ticket this week, has only served one term in the Senate — mirroring Obama, who had only one term under his belt when he ran and was elected in 2008. "There are marked differences between my background and Barack...
  • Furious Rotherham taxi drivers threaten strike action over new regulations in wake of abuse scandal

    07/06/2015 1:46:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    the star ^ | 30 June 2015
    VIDEO: Furious Rotherham taxi drivers threaten strike action over new regulations in wake of abuse scandal . [ Full title ] ... More than 100 furious Rotherham taxi drivers have threatened strike action over new regulations designed to combat child sexual exploitation. A demonstration was held outside Rotherham Town Hall this afternoon, as Commissioner Mary Ney confirmed her intention to introduce the new policy from July 6. The new licensing regime will require all drivers to install CCTV into their vehicles in the next three months. They will also have to demonstrate they are a ‘fit and proper person’ to...
  • Zionist Entity Frustrated as Iran Nuclear Deal Looms

    07/06/2015 1:26:44 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Al-Manar ^ | 06-07-2015 - 23:10
    The Zionist entity is desperately trying to hinder a long-awaited nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers, as the talks aimed at clinching the deal entered its final stage. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is once again raising the specter of a bad deal, saying that such deal “will pave Iran's path to a nuclear arsenal." "This deal as far as we can see comes on almost daily concessions from the P5+1 to growing Iranian demands. Every day more concessions are made, and every day the deal becomes worse and worse," Netanyahu said Monday. "I can say that what...
  • Gun-shaped phone case on law enforcement’s radar; ‘not a cool product or a good idea’

    07/06/2015 1:23:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | 07-06-2015 | By Shaymus McLaughlin
    (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Facebook) That is a cellphone case sticking out of that person’s back pocket. Seriously. Here’s the rest of it, out of the pocket and up to someone’s ear. (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Facebook) The photos initially started making the rounds last week, after the Ocean County, New Jersey, Prosecutor’s Office posted the images on Facebook. It’s been shared more than 14,700 times. “Please folks – this cell phone case is not a cool product or a good idea,” the office wrote. “A police officers’ job is hard enough, without having to make a split-second...
  • WHITE HOUSE BLAMES REPUBLICANS FOR DEPORTED SAN FRANCISCO KILLER

    07/06/2015 1:21:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 6, 2015 | charlie spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is blaming Republicans after an illegal immigrant who was reportedly deported five times  was charged with murder in California. When asked by reporters about critics of President Obama’s immigration enforcement policies, Earnest insisted that it was actually Republicans who are fault for voting against the Gang Of Eight bill last year, pointing out that it contained funding to increase border security. “The fact is that the president has done everything within his power to make sure that we are focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public...
  • US jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers off California, Alaska coasts on July 4

    07/06/2015 1:21:20 PM PDT · by dware · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.06.2015 | Lucas Tomlinson
    While the United States celebrated Independence Day, two pairs of Russian bombers flew off the coast of California and Alaska -- forcing the Air Force to scramble fighter jets to intercept both flights, two senior defense officials tell Fox News. The first incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. ET on July 4 off the coast of Alaska, Fox News is told. Two U.S. Air Force F-22 jets were scrambled from their base in Alaska to intercept two Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
  • Civil War-era soldier will be buried with full military honors nearly 100 years after death

    07/06/2015 12:59:32 PM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    Fox News (AP) ^ | 31 MAY 2015 | Jeanette Steele
    <p>A Civil War-era soldier who received the Medal of Honor will be buried with full military honors after his ashes were discovered in an unmarked, communal crypt.</p> <p>Sgt. Charles Schroeter will be buried at Miramar National Center in July, nearly a century after he died, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.</p>