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  • Fiorina: Marine Corp leaders should decide on jobs open to women

    02/09/2016 8:58:49 AM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 1 replies
    The Greenville News ^ | September 24, 2015 | Rudolph Bell
    Fiorina: Marine Corp leaders should decide on jobs open to women Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said in Greenville Thursday that Marine Corps leaders should be allowed to make their own decisions about whether to let women join ground-combat units without political interference from above. The Obama administration and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus are pushing to open all military jobs to women, despite a Marine Corps study of women in combat that found all-male units performed significantly better than mixed-gender units on tactical tests and that women were injured more than twice as often as men. Asked about the issue...
  • Obamacare's Robin Hood Scheme and the Socioeconomics of Health

    02/09/2016 8:55:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Devon Herrick
    Robin Hood was a mythical figure from 12th Century England whose legend became famous for stealing from the rich to help the pool. His legend wasn't lost on Obamacare proponents, who incorporated the idea into health plan regulations. As I've explained in the past, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had two primary goals: to expand health coverage to the uninsured, and to force everyone into health plans where premiums could not rise or fall based on health status. Purportedly, prior to Obamacare a small segment of the public could not find affordable coverage due to health concerns that made them...
  • Why Driverless Cars Will Screech to a Halt

    02/09/2016 8:52:56 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 3 replies
    Observer ^ | 2/9/2016 | Steven Hill
    Elon Musk's Tesla recently became the latest big shot company to enter the self-driving car sweepstakes. Mr. Musk recently announced the hiring of software architecture veteran Jim Keller, who previously had played key roles at Apple and AMD, to lead its Autopilot Engineering team. Teslas move follows the recently announced partnership between General Motors and Lyft, in which the automaker is investing $500 million in the ridesharing company as part of a joint venture to develop self-driving cars. And of course Google, Uber, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Apple, Audi, Bosch and Delphi Automotive (the big auto parts manufacturer) all have their own...
  • British Effort to Identify Potential Radicals Spurs Debate Over Profiling

    02/09/2016 8:50:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA
    LONDON — The boy’s teachers were growing increasingly concerned. He was speaking admiringly in school of Jihadi John, the notorious British executioner with the Islamic State, and expressing a desire to travel to Syria. Twice, the teachers referred the boy — a teenager from Blackburn, in northern England — to a government program called Prevent set up to spot early signs of extremism and intervene before it was too late. On both occasions, the boy — struggling with his studies after his parents separated and socially withdrawn because of a degenerative eye disease that blurred his vision — refused to...
  • Germans rush for weapons licenses amid public anxiety (non-lethal)

    02/09/2016 8:36:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Feb 2016 12:22 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The number of Germans holding licenses for non-lethal weapons rose sharply over the last three months, as the refugee influx appears to have unleashed a wave of public insecurity. Between November and January the number of non-lethal weapons licenses rose by 21,000, bringing the total to 301,000 nationwide. The numbers come from a request made to the interior ministry by Green Party MP Irene Mihalic. [...] These licenses allow holders to carry blank-firing guns, pepper spray and other sprayed deterrents. ...
  • Crystal City Texas News: Nearly All Council Officials Arrested on Felony Charges

    02/09/2016 8:24:42 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 10 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 09 Feb 2016 08:29 AM | Jonna Lorenz
    Crime took a big bite out of a small Texas town’s city hall last week when five top officials in Crystal City were arrested on federal corruption charges. Mayor Ricardo Lopez, city manager William James Jonas, council members Rogelio Mata and Roel Mata, and former council member Gilbert Urrabazo, as well as businessman An indictment handed down by a grand jury accuses the men of taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes and helping Nguyen, the operator of an illegal gambling operation who goes by "Mr. T," according to The Post. Another council member, Marco Rodriguez, was arrested last...
  • Obama budget forecasts sharp increase in deficit in fiscal 2016

    02/09/2016 8:15:07 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09 FEB 16 | Staff
    President Barack Obama is sending Congress his eighth and final budget, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives. They include launching a new war on cancer, combating global warming and fighting growing threats from ISIS terrorists. The new spending plan, for the budget year that begins Oct. 1 -- just 3 1/2 months before he leaves office -- is facing heavy fire from Republicans who hope to capture the White House. The proposal had dim prospects of winning approval in a Republican-controlled Congress. In all, Obama's budget would increase taxes by $2.6 trillion over the...
  • Deace: New Hampshire Primary Predictions

    02/09/2016 7:23:12 AM PST · by JediJones · 35 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/9/2016 | Steve Deace
    After nailing my Iowa Caucus predictions last week, the mucky mucks here at Conservative Review have asked me to see if I can do it again... 1. Donald Trump - 25% Trump has been leading the polls in the granite state for months. While I believe he will underperform his public polling dominance once more, the lack of a coalesced rival - like Trump faced in Iowa with Cruz - gives him the edge in a crowded field. Not to mention that if a progressive nationalist like Trump can't win the least religious state in the country, then I'm not...
  • Bernie and Hillary Both Wrong About Evil Bankers

    02/09/2016 7:03:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    Everybody hates bankers and Wall Street, and so politicians hate them too. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has made much of Hillary Clinton's Wall Street connections. "I don't know any progressive who has a super PAC and takes $15 million from Wall Street," Sanders has said. Hillary accuses Bernie of "innuendo." But they both want you to believe that "greedy bankers" rather than stupid government policy cause the Crash of 2008. So we need Dodd-Frank to keep the bankers tame and obedient. My thinking on greedy bankers diverged from the conventional wisdom many years ago when I read an article about...
  • Supreme Omission in GOP Election Debate [The Judicial Branch Gets No Mention At All]

    02/09/2016 6:58:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Jan LaRue
    Considering how little the Supreme Court has been mentioned in election debates, a space alien might conclude that it’s the “least dangerous” branch of government. A Gallup poll released on October 2, 2015 indicates that 50 percent of Americans “disapprove of the way the Supreme Court is handling its job,” a drop of 12 points since 2001. A CBS News/New York Times Poll conducted from June 10-14, 2015 asked 1,007 adults nationwide: “In general, do you think the current Supreme Court justices decide their cases based on legal analysis without regard to their own personal or political views, or...
  • There's been a boom in driver's licenses issued to immigrants here illegally

    02/09/2016 6:56:38 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tatiana Sanchez
    Judith Benitez had gone most of her adult life without knowing how to drive. The 35-year-old woman from Mexico who is in the U.S. illegally would ask family members for rides to pick up her children from school. Trips to the grocery store or the doctor's office were complicated. That changed last year when Assembly Bill 60 was implemented, granting people in the country illegally the right to obtain driver's licenses in California. Benitez, who lives in Lemon Grove, learned to drive and was among those in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles the day the law took effect.
  • You Don’t Know What Obama Said at the Mosque

    02/09/2016 6:51:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/09/2016 | Dennis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media's summary of them. When you do, you come to realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue. The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans that they are as American as Americans of every other faith -- a point that any president, Republican or Democrat, would...
  • Rubio Was Right, and Chris Christie was Wrong About Obama

    02/09/2016 6:46:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/09/2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    Sometimes you outsmart yourself. After re-watching the excruciating Rubio-Christie exchange (embedded in David's post), I can't help but think that Marco Rubio outsmarted himself -- or at least locked in on the wrong part of Chris Christie's commentary and, in the heat of the moment, couldn't let go. In the post-mortem, it has been noted repeatedly that Christie attacked Rubio as an unaccomplished, programmed candidate. But Rubio's alleged insufficiencies were only one part of Christie's argument. The other, the actual premise of Christie's critique, was the analogy of Rubio to Obama. Christie contends that the Obama who ran for president...
  • EPA greenhouse gas rule would ban conversion of light vehicles to racecars

    02/09/2016 6:46:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Automotive News ^ | February 9, 2016 | by Ryan Beene
    An EPA proposal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by medium and heavy duty vehicles would also ban the conversion of street cars into racecars, with far-reaching effects on auto racing and the aftermarket parts industry. The Specialty Equipment Market Association, a trade group representing automotive aftermarket companies, said in a statement late Monday that the EPA's proposal would also make the sale of certain emissions-related parts used on racecars that were originally street cars illegal. SEMA says it and other affected stakeholders will work to oppose the EPA's proposed ban. "This proposed regulation represents overreaching by the agency, runs contrary...
  • How to Fix Illegal Immigration in Five Steps without Building a Wall

    02/09/2016 6:39:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/09/2016 | Kevin Williamson
    Beware the bundler. I don't mean the political fundraiser (though those guys can be pretty shady, too) but the lawmaker, the guy who insists that every issue is related to every other issue and that the only solution is a grand "comprehensive" bipartisan compromise resulting in a generation-defining piece of legislation that's 8,000 pages long. Consider the question of illegal immigration. No, not the question of immigration -- illegal immigration. There's a temptation to bundle those together, because we have problems with our legal immigration regime, too, but the more tightly we tie them together, the more closely we bind...
  • University of Chicago Law Professor: Cruz not Eligible

    02/09/2016 6:22:54 AM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | February 9, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    The words natural born citizen, and their original meaning at the time that this constitutional clause was crafted, go a long way to answering this question. In founding-era America, like today, a person could be a citizen by virtue of birth on American territory; a citizen by virtue of a statute that granted citizenship to him at birth; a "naturalized" citizen, meaning one who entered the country as an alien but later obtained citizenship via a process determined by law; and a foreigner. A natural born citizen cannot be a foreigner. Foreigners are not citizens. A natural born citizen cannot...
  • title:Fox News is Marco Rubio's Unofficial Super-Pac and Using Megyn Kelly to Sell It

    02/09/2016 6:10:41 AM PST · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Sindance
    Tonight, in advance of the New Hampshire vote tomorrow, Megyn Kelly goes into full defense mode to protect Senator Marco Rubio from his horrible debate performance. You can watch the full-frontal effort HERE Immediately after interviewing Marco Rubio, she brings in who? Wait for it… wait for it…. Yep, Governor Chris Christie. Watch:
  • Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

    02/09/2016 5:53:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | February 9, 2016 | by April Dembosky
    Obamacare is putting the agricultural industry in a tizzy. Contractors who provide farm labor must now offer workers health insurance are complaining loudly about the cost in their already low-margin business. Last year, employers with 100 or more full-time employees had to offer health insurance to their workers or pay a stiff penalty. This year, employers with 50 to 99 full-time employees must comply. The cost isn't the only thing about Obamacare stressing people out in the ag industry. Some are worried about immigration problems. Employers have to file new health care forms with the IRS for all their workers,...
  • BLM Lights Unattended Fires, Burns Cows Alive, Threatens Ranchers with Arrest if They Intervene

    02/09/2016 5:29:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 32 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 2/8/2016 | Melissa Dykes
    (Watch videos at link) For all those people who believe everything the one-sided, agenda-driven mainstream media has reported on this issue, please take a look at reality. The Oregon patriot militia takeover of the wildlife refuge began after ranchers were unfairly RE-sentenced under terrorism statutes for controlled burning of vegetation on federal land. Less than two weeks after the Hammonds were resentenced to five years -- that's sentenced twice for the same instance of the same "crime" they already did time for, just under different statutes -- the Bureau of Land Management was filmed setting uncontrolled, unmonitored fires to land...
  • Making Women Sign Up for the Draft Would be the Height of Stupidity

    02/09/2016 5:19:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Conservatives didn't understand why George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney questions about birth control during one of the debates back in 2012. It seemed like a bizarre question since it was a non-issue at the time, but it turned out to be foreshadowing of the Democrat strategy to make birth control a central part of the election. We may have seen the same thing in the New Hampshire debate as liberal moderator Martha Raddatz asked Republican candidates if they thought young women should be forced to sign up for the draft. Surprisingly, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie all blundered...
  • Obama's $10–a-Barrel Oil Tax Will Do Nothing To Fix Infrastructure–

    02/09/2016 4:55:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    resident Obama is planning $300 billion in infrastructure and other green energy-related projects over the next ten years, which is part of a string of last minute budget requests that have zero chance of passing Congress. The president's plan to pay for it all: a $10-a-barrel oil tax (via Politico): The biggest chunk of Obama's proposed new spending, about $20 billion a year—roughly equivalent to the EPA and Interior Department budgets combined—would go to “enhanced transportation options," especially alternatives to driving and flying. That would include subways, buses, light rail, freight rail modernization projects, and a major expansion of the...
  • Throwing The Flag On Obama For Excessive Celebration After Jobs Report

    02/09/2016 4:44:02 AM PST · by expat_panama · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | February 8, 2016 | Editorial
    Economy: After another mediocre jobs report showing gains barely keeping up with natural labor force growth, Barack Obama rushed to the TV cameras and spiked the football in the end zone. But if there had been referees, he would have been penalized for excessive celebration. What exactly was the president celebrating? A GDP that grew by 0.8% in the fourth quarter and still has anemic labor-force participation among those in their prime earning years? A stock market off to one of its worst starts ever, with the S&P 500 already down 10% and the Nasdaq off 15%? A real unemployment...
  • U.S. bank stocks and bonds clobbered by recession worry

    02/09/2016 4:31:58 AM PST · by EBH · 13 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/9/2016 | Caroline Valetkevitch and Will Caiger-Smith
    NEW YORK (Reuters/IFR) - U.S. bank stocks and bonds took a pounding on Monday as recession fears compounded concern about their exposure to the energy sector and expectations that global interest rates are unlikely to rise quickly.... Meanwhile, bonds issued by U.S. banks extended their decline, with the yield premium demanded by investors to hold these securities, rather than safer U.S. Treasury debt, climbing to the highest in three-and-a-half years, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fixed Income Index data. "Investors' attitudes seem to be worsening relative to the likelihood of a global recession. I think that's what financials...
  • Hold on Ex-Im nomination keeps cronyism crimped

    02/09/2016 4:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Diane Katz
    The president has nominated attorney J. Mark McWatters for the bank board. However, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has said he's "in no hurry" to hold a hearing or a vote on the nomination. Other pending confirmations take precedence, he said.The last of the 2015 lobbying reports are in, and the top corporate spender turns out to have been the Boeing Company, at $21.9 million. Not coincidentally, the aerospace giant also outranks thousands of other firms in profiting from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank. Last year, Boeing benefitted...
  • Trump and Eminent Domain [way to acquire property without using government force]

    02/09/2016 2:32:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | February 9, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Memo to The Donald: There are ways to acquire property without using government force. "Eminent domain is an absolute necessity," said Donald Trump during Saturday's Republican presidential debate. "Without it," he claimed, "you wouldn't have roads, you wouldn't have hospitals, you wouldn't have anything. You wouldn't have schools, you wouldn't have bridges. You need eminent domain." In fact, though, we would still have roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. It's a relatively new phenomenon for the government to seize property on behalf of private development projects. And yet, so very many of these projects somehow used to get done. Only one...
  • Cruz blocks nominees to the State Depart for a third time [Cruz's Senate "enemies?" help the cause]

    02/09/2016 2:09:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    ...Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), however, objected, and said he was doing so on behalf of Cruz, who has spent much of the last week campaigning in New Hampshire where he is trailing businessman Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday's primary. Klobuchar slammed Cruz after McConnell's move, saying the Texas Republican was the only remaining hurdle to getting the ambassador nominations confirmed. "We ask him to remove these holds. He has not voiced any concerns about these individual nominees. He voiced concerns about unrelated policy issues," she said, noting that Cruz hasn't been in the Senate to object to the...
  • Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe 'for accepting bri

    02/09/2016 1:26:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2015 | AP
    Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested on Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed Mr T. Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged in a separate case with smuggling Mexican immigrants. That leaves just one councilman not facing...
  • Is Elgin-O'Hare extension caught in political roadblock?

    02/09/2016 12:06:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | January 14, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    A divide between the Illinois tollway and Chicago on the cost of airport land needed for the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway extension is threatening progress on the massive project, considered vital for the suburbs. An agreement to sell property on the western edge of O'Hare to the tollway at market value more than a decade ago has disintegrated, officials said, and the city's latest price tag of about $190 million is giving the tollway sticker-shock. "We've been negotiating for a long time. ... It's within the last couple of months I've realized how far apart we were," tollway Chairman Robert Schillerstrom said....
  • Klamath River dams moving toward removal despite congressional barriers ( CA & OR )

    02/08/2016 9:41:55 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bettina Boxall
    California, Oregon and the federal government are working on a way around congressional barriers to the removal of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. The states, the U.S. Interior Department and the owner of the dams, PacifiCorp, announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to pursue removal through the federal dam relicensing process. The move comes after a complex deal to decommission four hydroelectric dams and restore portions of the historic salmon river fell apart when Congress failed to act on a crucial piece of the pact by a Dec. 31 deadline. Republican members of Congress and local elected...
  • Bill would make Obama’s birthday a state holiday

    02/08/2016 9:13:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    Reboot Illinois ^ | February 4, 2016 | Kevin Hoffman
    A bill introduced in the Illinois House would make Aug. 4, President Barack Obama’s birthday, a state holiday. State Rep. André Thapedi, D-Chicago, and three other Chicago-area Democratic lawmakers are sponsoring House Bill 4654, which was filed on Feb. 2. The legislation would make Obama’s birthday a legal holiday, meaning state offices and schools would be closed. From the bill: “The fourth day of August of each year shall be a legal holiday to be known as Barack Obama’s Birthday to be observed as a day on which to hold appropriate exercises in commemoration of our illustrious President. When August...
  • Former ISIS sex slaves now army of ‘Sun Ladies’ ready to defeat terror group

    02/08/2016 9:06:35 PM PST · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/8/16 | Hollie McKay
    ERBIL, Iraq – They witnessed the slaughter of their families on Mount Sinjar, and then were forced by ISIS into sexual slavery. Now the “Sun Ladies” are ready to fight - for veangeance as well as survival. Some 2,000 Yazidi women who were captured in the brutal August 2014 attack on their mountain stronghold have escaped and have taken up arms against their former tormentors. Driven by the fresh memories of unspeakable atrocities and the survival of their people, hundreds have signed up to fight the black-clad terrorist army.
  • I-55 to see first P3 managed lane project in Illinois history

    02/08/2016 8:11:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Better Roads (Equipment World) ^ | February 8, 2016 | Chris Hill
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced with members of the state general assembly a plan allowing the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to add at least one additional lane in each direction to a 25-mile stretch of Interstate 55 near Chicago using a public-private partnership (P3) agreement. IDOT is allowed to use P3 agreements only if the general assembly adopts a resolution supporting a proposed project, a state law in place since 2011. This would be the first P3 managed lane project in the state. “By using existing resources to leverage private investment, we can build the type of infrastructure...
  • FBI formally confirms its investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server

    02/08/2016 7:57:55 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 8 | Pete Williams
    In a letter disclosed Monday in a federal court filing, the FBI confirms one of the world*s worst-kept secrets: It is looking into Hillary Clinton*s use of a private email server. Why say this at all, since it was widely known to be true? Because in August in response to a judge*s direction, the State Department asked the FBI for information about what it was up to. Sorry, the FBI said at the time, we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any investigation.
  • Angela Merkel Is A Disgrace

    02/08/2016 7:56:11 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 21 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2016 | D. Stone
    The hot tub Kallweit wrote about in the German press was at an historic bath house called the Wilhelmine Zwichau Johannis baths. The events were corroborated by local bathers and city officials. It was also reported that one of the migrants took selfies of himself with a smartphone. The famous bath house has since banned migrants from entering. In the midst of Angela Merkel's disdainful complacency and willingness to appease progressives, the German people have become louder with every passing day. Something has begun to brew in Germany that might derail Angela Merkel's leadership and open the door – wide...
  • Virginia lawmakers push to hold sanctuary cities liable for illegals’ crimes

    02/08/2016 7:30:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan & Anjali Shastry
    It's unclear whether any Virginia jurisdictions qualify as sanctuary cities, but the state legislature is determined to make sure none of them stray across the line, with Republican senators and delegates pushing to withhold money from those that refuse to cooperate -- and even considering making them have to pay restitution to those harmed by illegal immigrants within their borders. The House cleared a bill Monday that would require prisons and jails to honor all requests to transfer illegal immigrants to federal custody, as long as they aren't asked to hold the aliens beyond the time they'd normally be released....
  • Judge Again Denies Texas Request to Ban Syrian Refugees

    02/08/2016 6:29:46 PM PST · by Elderberry · 67 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/8/2016
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge denied for the second time a request by Texas to bar relief agencies from bringing Syrian refugees into the state, a decision that could have a bearing on the attempts of 30 other governors to block refugees from their states. U.S. District Judge David Godbey said the Republican leaders who have fought the resettlement have not shown Texas would suffer irreparable harm.
  • Day Of Reckoning: The Collapse Of The Too Big To Fail Banks In Europe Is Here

    02/08/2016 6:01:55 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 105 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 8 Feb 16 | Michael Snyder
    There is so much chaos going on that I don't even know where to start. For a very long time I have been warning my readers that a major banking collapse was coming to Europe, and now it is finally unfolding. Let's start with Deutsche Bank. The stock of the most important bank in the "strongest economy in Europe" plunged another 8 percent on Monday, and it is now hovering just above the all-time record low that was set during the last financial crisis. Overall, the stock price is now down a staggering 36 percent since 2016 began, and...
  • Why are we in Decline - Cultural Marxism (Documentary)

    02/08/2016 5:48:20 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Why are we in Decline - Cultural Marxism
  • Citing donations, critics say Lynch shouldn’t decide on Clinton probe

    02/08/2016 5:26:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Critics of the Obama administration say Attorney General Loretta Lynch should be disqualified from overseeing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server because of the more than $10,000 she has given to Democrats in recent years. With Republicans already calling for a special prosecutor to monitor the probe, conservatives are pouncing on the past campaign contributions as evidence of bias. "The latest assertion from her allies that Loretta Lynch is not 'political' is totally untrue," said David Bossie, the president of conservative advocacy organization Citizens United in a statement to The Hill. "In fact, she's been a regular financial contributor...
  • The sexist double standard behind why millennials love Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 5:17:07 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/4/16 | Catherine Rampell
    Deploying Lena didn't work. Neither did shout-outs from Beyoncé, Kim, Ilana and Abbi, Ariana, Katy, Demi or either of the Amys. (snip) Why are so many young'uns feeling the Bern? I see two main reasons. The first is that, to millennials, Sanders's socialism is a feature, not a bug. Much of the current conversation about Sanders's "democratic socialism" is predicated on whether Americans can look past this supposedly toxic label. But millennials love Sanders not despite his socialism, but because of it. "Socialism" has never been a dirty word for the current cohort of youth, who either didn't live through...
  • Anti-Semitism found to be rampant in Dutch schools

    02/08/2016 4:34:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 2/8/2016, 8:21 PM | Cynthia Blank
    Anti-Semitism is a troubling phenomenon in many Dutch schools and especially among Muslim students, a new government-commissioned report has found, JTA reports. The 55-page report, entitled "Two Worlds, Two Realities - How Do You Deal with It as a Teacher" was published last week by Dutch-Jewish journalist Margalith Kleijwegt at the Dutch Ministry of Education's request. [...] One female high-school teacher in Amsterdam recounted to Kleijwegt an incident in which a female student of Moroccan descent stood up and pronounced: "If I had a Kalashnikov [assault rifle], I'd gun down all the Jews." ...
  • Hillary can’t dodge Goldman Sachs questions forever (One-percenter holds back financial advice?)

    02/08/2016 4:18:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/07/16
    **SNIP** Over the last 16 months, Clinton raked in at least $30 million - chiefly, the New York Times reports, from closed-to-the-press speeches to corporations, banks, etc. Care to bet on any other ex-secretary of state being so "lucky"? Interest in just what Clinton could deliver in exchange for such largesse has prompted many requests over the last year for transcripts. She has consistently refused. For the record, we doubt it's anything too shocking. Most likely, she just doesn't want to be outed as having been kissy-kissy with the likes of Goldman chief Lloyd Blankfein. Why give a gift to...
  • Galon: This isn't transparency, it's persecution

    02/08/2016 3:49:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16
    Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon blasted Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and the Transparency Law at Monday evening's discussion of the bill in the Knesset. “This is not transparency; it is political persecution,” she charged. “Those who slander Israel are actually Ayelet Shaked and her settler friends. The world hates Israel not because of what the [leftist] organizations make public...
  • 'Transparency Law' passes first reading

    02/08/2016 3:44:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16 | Ben Ariel
    The Knesset on Monday night approved the first reading of the so-called “Transparency Law”, initiated by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. The bill would require Israeli NGOs who receive more than half of their funds from foreign states to disclose their sources of funding and identify themselves as "foreign agents" when lobbying MKs. 50 MKs voted in favor of the bill and 43 voted against. The bill has been criticized due to the fact that it will only affect left-wing organizations, who receive funding from European countries and the United States, as opposed to right-wing groups who are more likely to...
  • Trump: Markets in a 'big, fat, juicy bubble'

    02/08/2016 3:03:00 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 55 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8 Feb 16 | Jacob Pramuk
    Amid another battering for stocks Monday, billionaire businessman Donald Trump contended that markets still look overvalued. "I hope I'm wrong, but I think we're in a big, fat, juicy bubble," the Republican presidential candidate said on CNBC's "Power Lunch." Major U.S. stock averages were down more than 2 percent each Monday afternoon, continuing a rocky year in which the S&P 500 has fallen 10 percent. Fears about slowing growth in the United States and around the globe have contributed to the recent selling. Trump, who was in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary voting, criticized the state of the economy...
  • 'Have You Ever Smoked Weed?' Watters' World Donald Trump Interview Part 2

    02/08/2016 3:02:48 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 51 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Feb 7 | Staff
    WATTERS: YOU SEEM LIKE A GREAT GUY TO WATCH THE GAME WITH BUT YOU DON'T DRINK. TRUMP: I'M NOT A DRINKER. WATTERS: WHY IS THAT? TRUMP: I NEVER REALLY WANTED TO DRINK. I NEVER ACQUIRED THE TASTE, NEVER LIKED THE TASTE. I'VE SEEN INSTANCES, EVEN WITHIN MY OWN FAMILY, WHERE PEOPLE DRINK TOO MUCH AND IT'S NOT A GOOD THING, AND I DON'T LIKE IT.
  • 'How Did You Land Melania?' Watters' World Donald Trump Interview Part 1

    02/08/2016 3:00:56 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 32 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Feb 7 | Staff
    WATTERS: HOW DID YOU MEET MELANIA? WAS IT LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT? TRUMP: I WAS AT A PARTY AND I SAW THIS VERY BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AND I SAID BOY WOULD I LIKE TO GET THAT PHONE NUMBER. IT WASN'T EASY, TOOK ME ABOUT FIVE WEEKS. WATTERS: DID YOU GET ON ONE KNEE WHEN YOU PROPROSED?
  • The voters need answers about the Clinton emails (Washington Post editorial)

    02/08/2016 2:54:09 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/7/16 | The Editorial Board
    WAS HILLARY CLINTON, as secretary of state, careless with classified information that could bring harm to intelligence sources or otherwise benefit U.S. adversaries, or is she being slammed by her partisan opponents over action that was not criminal and may have simply reflected a lapse in judgment? The fog was only deepened by the recent announcement that "top secret" information was found in seven email chains, covering 22 documents totaling 37 pages, in the State Department's review of her emails for release. Since the "top secret" information will remain hidden, it is hard to know what to make of it....
  • Governor Jeb Bush Has A Much More Serious “Eminent Domain” Problem Than Donald Trump….

    02/08/2016 2:34:54 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 46 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb 8 2016 | Sundance
    When Governor Jeb Bush Ordered The Jack Boots To Action... Former Governor Jeb Bush has a much more serious eminent domain problem to reconcile than current media reports are discussing. During his tenure as Florida Governor Bush initiated the largest eminent domain private property confiscation in the history of the Sunshine State. Bush's action is now costing the State of Florida hundreds of millions in lawsuits and legal fees. During a period from mid-2000 to January 2006 the Florida Department of Agriculture, at the direction of Governor Jeb Bush, began a program to seize and destroy citrus trees from Florida...
  • Senate report: Illegal immigrants benefited from up to $750M in ObamaCare subsidies

    02/08/2016 2:18:50 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8,2016
    Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News. The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status...