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  • New York Young Republicans Censor Article on Gay Flag Flying At U.S. Embassies

    07/11/2014 11:48:11 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    TCS News ^ | July 12, 2014 | William Michael
    Nevermind for the moment that I have been posting – for the last year or so – sourced, circumstantial evidence that the United States has a dirty deal with Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, and by extension, IS[IS]. Nevermind that I provided sourced evidence that NATO contracts with heroin smugglers for the Taliban, through the Pakistani National Logistics Cell. I was asked by the President of this club to self-censor, and remove the article. I received an email requesting this, but was not near a computer. By the time I got home, at which point I could respond to the...
  • Cummings: Issa On “Subpoena Binge”

    07/11/2014 8:50:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    talkradionews.com ^ | July 11, 2014
    Darrell Issa-Elijah CummingsRep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has gone on a “subpoena binge”, according to the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). “Since you became Chairman in 2011, you have issued nearly 100 subpoenas – more than all three previous Committee chairmen combined,” wrote Cummings in a July 11, letter to Issa. Cummings said that Issa overstepped his bounds with his most recent subpoena on alleged Hatch Act violations to David Simas, an Assistant to the President and the Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach. If issued, Simas...
  • 'We should be afraid of this court'(Pelosi:"Bosses now own women's bodies" )

    07/11/2014 8:43:25 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/14 | Mike Lillis -
    Americans should live in fear of the Supreme Court, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday. Hammering a pair of recent rulings related to birth control access, the House minority leader suggested the conservative-leaning court is stealing women's freedoms when it comes to making healthcare choices. “We should be afraid of this court. That five guys should start determining what contraceptions are legal or not. … It is so stunning,” Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. Pelosi said last week's Supreme Court ruling that the birth control mandate under President Obama's healthcare reform law is a violation of...
  • Border Crisis Senate Hearing: ‘Round Them Up and Ship Them Back Like Cattle’

    07/11/2014 7:42:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    viralglobalnews.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Dave Schwartz
    During a live Senate hearing this afternoon, Sen. Tom Harkin (D) said that while listening to the testimony about children crossing the border illegally, it sounds to him as though many are saying that the solution to the problem is to “round them up and ship them back like cattle,” a sentiment with which he strongly disagrees. He said that the children have the right to have their health and dignity protected with Health and Human Services under the law. The hearing was held to request 3.7 billion dollars in supplemental funds to help stem the tide of incoming children...
  • Obama's Law Professor: ‘I Wouldn’t Bet’ on Obamacare Surviving the Next Legal Challenge

    07/11/2014 7:34:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/11/2014 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s old Harvard Law professor, Laurence Tribe, said that he “wouldn’t bet the family farm” on Obamacare’s surviving the legal challenges to an IRS rule about who is eligible for subsidies that are currently working their way through the federal courts. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” Tribe told the Fiscal Times. “But I wouldn’t bet the family farm on this coming out in a way that preserves Obamacare.” The law’s latest legal problem is that, as written, people who enroll in Obamacare through the federal exchange aren’t eligible for subsidies. The text of the law only provides subsidies...
  • Connecticut Mom Charged for Leaving Preteen in Car

    07/11/2014 7:05:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    In spite of the recent tragedies of toddlers being killed or seriously hurt from being locked in a car, I guess it really isn't all that surprising that police are being extra-vigilant to protect kids from hot cars. Some cases, however, like that of a woman in Connecticut being criminally charged for leaving her daughter in a car, are downright ridiculous. (emphasis added) Officers were sent to 60 Middle Street on Tuesday where they said Christina Williams, 30, allegedly left her 11-year-old child inside a vehicle. Police said the interior temperature of the car was about 85 degrees at the...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Wants $67,912 for Every Illegal Alien Minor

    07/11/2014 6:53:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion - $67,912.28 per child - to deal with 57,000 minors illegally entering the U.S., Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) tweeted today. But, the problem is more than money, Rep. Gohmert tells MRCTV, since Obama's threats and imperial actions are sending "the message that America has become lawless": "His lawlessly announcing his one-man legislation allowing people to come illegally and stay illegally sent the message that America had become lawless and would not be enforcing our own border or laws. Now, demanding money or else he'll allow even more devastation to our health, education...
  • Boehner: House Republicans Will Sue Obama Over Employer Mandate Delay

    07/11/2014 6:29:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    The rule of the law and the separation of powers are indispensable to our system of government. And yet, according to House Republicans, the president has violated his oath of office one too many times by encroaching on the rights of the legislative branch and re-writing laws as he sees fit. Hence why Republican House Speaker John Boehner is filing a lawsuit against him. Obviously, there are many examples of President Obama circumventing Congress to advance his legislative agenda, but the Speaker of the House ultimately decided to sue him for a very specific reason: He unilaterally delayed implementing a...
  • Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office

    07/11/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Dauily ^ | July 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro's Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism. Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America. "How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution,...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-11 : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools

    07/11/2014 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 20 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-11 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 11, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools ===================================================== Guatemala and Mexico agreed this week to make it even easier for people to show up at the American border. That's right: EASIER. After all the public outcry against thousands of foreigners crossing our border, you might have thought the Mexican government would help stop the wave of people traversing Mexico to get to Texas. That would be a good neighbor policy. On Monday, however, the presidents of Guatemala and Mexico met to announce a new policy of making it easier and more...
  • NATO’s Rasmussen: ‘Active Role’ for Germany ‘Decisive for Europe’s Future’

    07/11/2014 5:29:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 11, 2014 – 04:55 PM | Christiane Hoffmann and Christoph Schult
    In an interview, outgoing NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discusses Germany’s postwar tradition of pacifism and his belief the country is now ready, and indeed has the responsibility, to take on a greater role in global affairs. […] “Germany is a normal country today, with the kinds of rights and duties other countries have. That’s why Germany should play an important role in foreign and security policy, be it in the EU, NATO or in international politics.” …
  • Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

    07/11/2014 5:16:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11 Jul 2014 | ERICA WERNER and ALICIA A. CALDWEL
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says. Additionally, Customs and Border Protection, whose 20,000-plus Border Patrol agents are responsible for arresting illegal border crossers, will be out of money by mid-September at the "current burn rate," Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday as he defended the president's emergency...
  • Hispanic Caucus Lobbying to Block Trafficking Change

    07/11/2014 5:00:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Bridget Bowman and Emma Dumain
    House Democrats are growing increasingly concerned about Republican calls to revise a 2008 human trafficking law in exchange for approving President Barack Obama’s $3.8 billion supplemental funding request to address the child migrant crisis at the Southwest border. Liberals are doubling down on their efforts to fight for passage of what they call a “clean” supplemental, as some of their colleagues signal they are open to making concessions. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said at her weekly news conference Thursday that revisiting the 2008 trafficking law was “not a deal breaker” when it came to her vote on the funding...
  • German politician took crystal meth to improve performance

    07/11/2014 4:57:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:26PM BST 11 Jul 2014 | David Millward
    Michael Hartmann, a leading member of the Germany’s left of center Social Democratic Party, has admitted to taking crystal meth. […] He had hoped the drug would improve his performance at work, (his) lawyer said. […] The 51-year-old politician had previously spoken out against cannabis. …
  • Obama Re-Nominates Labor Board Member Voided by Court

    07/11/2014 4:42:48 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 11, 2014
    President Barack Obama will nominate Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board, the White House said, potentially reigniting a fight with Republicans over the panel’s composition. Block, a former deputy secretary at the Labor Department and aide to the late Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, previously was nominated by Obama to serve on the board, a federal body that adjudicates disputes between companies and employees. Block drew opposition from Republicans, leading Obama to appoint her to the board in January 2012 under a provision of the U.S. Constitution that permits temporary appointments to be made when the Senate...
  • Abject disdain for our military: troops get pink slips in combat

    07/11/2014 4:37:41 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 23 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | July 11 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    There is stupid and then there is simply absurd. The Obama administration is sending pink slips to troops while they’re serving in a war zone. I remember being a young captain returning home after Operation Desert Shield/Storm and the decision was made to conduct a RIF (Reduction in Force). Officers were given a choice to voluntarily separate, which many did, or be involuntarily separated, based on performance reviews. But this decision came after the combat operation had ceased. Leave it to the Obama administration to do something so amazingly dumb it takes your breath away. According to the New York...
  • IRS employee punished for campaigning for Obama

    07/11/2014 4:22:35 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 11 2014 | Richard Berkow
    An independent federal watchdog agency on Thursday suspended an Internal Revenue Service employee for 100 days for urging callers to an IRS help line to vote for Obama. The unnamed employee admitted to abusing his position for political purposes and has agreed to the punishment, The Washington Times reported. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that the IRS customer service operator repeatedly tried to influence callers to the IRS help line in 2012 by chanting the letters in Obama’s name. In May, the government watchdog organization warned the agency that “Vote Obama” paraphernalia fouund throughout the IRS office in...
  • Keep the EPA's Hands off Your Wages

    07/11/2014 4:15:53 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | July 11 2014 | Logan Albright
    The Environmental Protection Agency, apparently not content with the obscene amount of power it already possesses, has announced a new rule that further distances itself from the traditional checks and balances in government. The rule would give the agency the power to garnish the wages of private citizens, without a court order, if it is deemed that a violation of the EPA’s Byzantine environmental regulations has taken place. It’s the same power the IRS has when dealing with tax evasion, with the key difference that environmental regulations are not laws passed by Congress, and most people have no idea what...
  • Adelson, Buffett, Gates: Wealthy Trio Pushes Citizenship for Illegals

    07/11/2014 4:08:45 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Warren Mass
    In a July 10 op-ed piece in the New York Times, three of America’s wealthiest and most powerful business magnates — Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates — lamented that “immigration reform” legislation is having such difficulty in getting though Congress. After praising two aspects (the “talented graduate” provision and the “pathway to citizenship,” or amnesty provision) of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” bill that the Senate approved last June 27 by a 68-to-32 vote, the three men called for the House to follow suit: Whatever the precise provisions of a law, it’s time for the House to draft...
  • Judge gives IRS week to explain missing emails

    07/11/2014 4:06:07 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 11 Jul 2014 | RACHAEL BADE
    A federal judge Friday gave the IRS one week to hand over details on Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive and how to track it, the second federal judge in as many days to seek more information about the elusive emails. Judge Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia ordered the the tax agency to find out by July 18 what happened to the crashed hard drive responsible for erasing two years worth of the former IRS official’s emails, including whether it’s traceable through a serial number. If such information is gone, the judge wants an...
  • Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse'

    07/11/2014 3:49:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    CBN News I ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse' By Dale Hurd CBN News Sr. Reporter Tuesday, July 08, 2014 LONDON - America owes much of its freedom to its British heritage. But today, Britain is losing its freedom. Many Americans were stunned when British authorities arrested Liberty Great Britain party leader Paul Weston in April for publicly reciting Winston Churchill's criticism of Islam. The calendar might say it's 2014, but in Britain it's starting to feel like George Orwell's "1984" because "Big Brother" has decided that certain things can no longer be said. Arrested over Churchill Weston quoted from Winston...
  • WhiteHouse.gov Petition Shoots To Remove Suppressors From National Firearms Act Regulation

    07/11/2014 3:48:05 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 11 2014 | Elwood Shelton
    As would be expected with suppressors, their popularity has silently crept up in the shooting world. Presently, the gun accessory is legal to own in all but a handful of states. And, much to the joy of hog hunters, the noise-reducing device has been OK’d in many area’s for taking game. Even with the growing acceptance of suppressors, there remains one major hurdle in the device becoming more commonplace – the National Firearms Act. The 1934 legislation regulates the ownership of the suppressors; in turn there are plenty of hoops to jump through to obtain one. Perhaps, the most onerous...
  • Scandals, Political Feud Bring Down UT-Austin President

    07/11/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Blake Neff
    Bill Powers, the president of the University of Texas-Austin, has announced that he will step down from his post in June 2015. The announcement brings to a close a power struggle that has shaken the state in the past week, signalling the twilight of the eight-year reign of one of the most powerful figures in higher education. The outcome is a compromise between Powers and University of Texas Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, who had demanded that Powers depart by October or else find himself fired at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting. By serving for another year, Powers will be able to...
  • ISIS unveils ‘cabinet’ lineup: report

    07/11/2014 3:26:28 PM PDT · by mgist · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | 7/11/14 | Al Arabiya News
    ISIS unveils ‘cabinet’ lineup: report By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Friday, 11 July 2014 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has reportedly formed a cabinet to be in charge of his newly established “caliphate.” Documents published by The Telegraph newspaper this week revealed for the first time in details the structure of the group, which has claimed universal authority throughout the Muslim world, declaring Baghdadi its caliph. The British newspaper published an infograph that explains the leadership arrangement under Baghdadi, based on documents seized from an ISIS member’s house...
  • Ad Offers More Than $6000 Per Month to House Foreign Minors

    HOUSTON, Texas--An ad placed in the Penny Saver Newspaper in Murrieta, California is seeking "loving, compassionate parents to provide a loving home" for illegal immigrant minors, according to a local reader of the publication. . .
  • Watch New York man get arrested by three cops for asking a simple question (VIDEO's)

    07/11/2014 3:18:40 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 68 replies
    Rare ^ | July 11 2014 | Richard Thompson
    Video released last weekend shows Ryan Conklin of Monroe County, New York, being detained by three police officers for simply asking a question. Conklin recounted his trip to a Henrietta Hots restaurant with a friend to blogger Davy V., recalling how he noticed three Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies inside the restaurant and decided to ask them a question. “I simply asked three Monroe County Sheriffs, why they all were all at Henrietta Hots when it is a busy holiday weekend, and I suggested they be split up and police the area, taking staggered breaks,” Conklin said. “During the full discussion,...
  • Barber: Republicans Believe They Have a Strong Case Obama Has Violated ‘Take Care Clause’ (VIDEO)

    07/11/2014 3:01:59 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 11 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    The Washington Free Beacon‘s Ellison Barber discussed House Speaker John Boehner’s (R., Ohio) planned lawsuit against President Obama Friday, telling The Real Story her Republican sources “flatly” say they have a strong case that Obama has violated the Take Care Clause. “They’re not worried about it at all,” she said. “I think they do believe they have a really strong case to say the president has violated the Take Care Cause. The reason why they are doing the employer mandate instead of immigration or some of the other ideas that we heard thrown around is they think that is the...
  • Don't let nativism cloud the immigration debate

    07/11/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 10, 2014 | Shikha Dalmia
    Here’s a question for the proud Americans demanding that the unaccompanied foreign children showing up at our borders be deported: Suppose that one of these “illegal” minors was your neighbor, living with his aunt and uncle, going to school during the day, kicking ball with friends in the evening, trying hard to put the traumatic journey from his native, violence-ridden country to America behind him. Would you, with a clear conscience, pick up the phone and turn him in? If the answer is “no,” then it is time for you to throw out your “Return to Sender” signs. Why? Because...
  • Obama diagnoses Democrats with ‘congenital disease’

    07/11/2014 2:52:37 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2014 | Al Kamen
    Do the Democrats have a “congenital disease” that keeps them from turning out for mid-term elections? President Obama sure thinks that’s what keeps Democratic voters at home. Obama used the phrase Wednesday at a fundraiser in Denver, Bloomberg News reported. They counted five other times he’s used the phrase at Democratic fundraisers since April 9. * But are the Ds’ low turnout numbers really a defect they were born with, like a heart condition? Or is it especially acute these days because they don’t see a whole lot to cheer about?
  • Center for American Progress wants mileage-based highway fee

    07/11/2014 2:51:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/14 12:08 PM EDT | Keith Laing
    Center for American Progress wants mileage-based highway fee By Keith Laing - 07/11/14 12:08 PM EDT The Center for American Progress is calling for Congress to ditch the federal gas tax in lieu of a system where drivers pay fees for road construction based on how many miles they travel. The proposed mileage-based system has been controversial in previous transportation funding debates because critics question how government would monitor the traveling habits of drivers without infringing upon their privacy. ADVERTISEMENT But the Center for American Progress said Friday that taxing drivers based on how far they drive is a much...
  • The case for Obama’s impeachment: The Constitution’s remedy for a lawless, imperial president

    07/11/2014 2:49:11 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2014 | By Sarah Palin
    he next time you hear politicians denounce Barack Obama as a lawless, imperial president with a scandal-riddled administration, ask them what they’re going to do about it. Their gnashing of teeth over Obama’s self-granted omnipotence is repetitive. Let’s agree with our ninth president, William Henry Harrison, who said there is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive than the exercise of unlimited power. We understand the problem. The only way for politicians to fix it is with a little less talk and a lot more action. The Constitution provides the remedy for a president who commits “high crimes and misdemeanors.” It’s...
  • Double Down: Sarah Palin again calls for Obama's impeachment

    07/11/2014 2:44:14 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 11 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has for the second time this week penned an article calling for the impeachment of President Obama, offering yet another reason for why a growing majority of Americans say she needs to stop talking. “No serious person who is paying attention can deny that Obama and his administration have abused and violated the public trust and disregarded the Constitution. Let me count the ways,” Palin wrote in an article punished on Fox News. “Without notifying Congress as required by law, he set free terrorist prisoners at a time of war when they can return to...
  • McConnell: Obama wants ‘blank check’ for border crisis

    07/11/2014 2:38:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014, 10:37 am | Ramsey Cox
    July 10, 2014, 10:37 am McConnell: Obama wants ‘blank check’ for border crisis By Ramsey Cox Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans are looking at President Obama’s $3.7 billion proposal to address the influx of unaccompanied child immigrants, but they won’t give him a “blank check.” “This is a real crisis. So we’re taking a hard look at the proposal the president sent over,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday. “What he appears to be asking for is a blank check — one that would allow him to sustain his current failed policy.” ADVERTISEMENT Lawmakers have grown...
  • Hagel: ISIS poses an 'imminent' threat to US

    07/11/2014 2:32:29 PM PDT · by robowombat · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/14 04:15 PM EDT | Kristina Wong
    Hagel: ISIS poses an 'imminent' threat to US By Kristina Wong - 07/09/14 04:15 PM EDT Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday the Sunni fundamentalist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) poses a threat not just to the government in Baghdad, but to the United States as well. "This country should not make any mistake on this, nor anyone in Congress — this is a threat to our country," Hagel said while meeting with troops at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. "This is a force that is sophisticated. It's dynamic, it's strong, it's organized, it's...
  • The Children of the Drug Wars - A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis

    07/11/2014 2:18:16 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | SONIA NAZARIO
    CRISTIAN OMAR REYES, an 11-year-old sixth grader in the neighborhood of Nueva Suyapa, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, tells me he has to get out of Honduras soon — “no matter what.” In March, his father was robbed and murdered by gangs while working as a security guard protecting a pastry truck. His mother used the life insurance payout to hire a smuggler to take her to Florida. She promised to send for him quickly, but she has not. Three people he knows were murdered this year. Four others were gunned down on a nearby corner in the span of...
  • Second federal judge tells IRS to explain lost Lerner emails

    07/11/2014 2:01:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-11-14 | Shayla Bezdrob and Doug McKelway
    A second federal judge has now ordered the IRS to explain under oath how the agency lost emails from former division director Lois Lerner, the woman at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal. U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton told Obama administration lawyers on Friday he wants to see an affidavit explaining what happened with Lerner's hard drive. The IRS claims her computer suffered a crash in 2011 that wiped her email records at the time clean. But at a hearing examining a lawsuit against the IRS by conservative group True the Vote, Walton said he wants to...
  • Obama’s Law Professor: ‘I Wouldn’t Bet’ on Obamacare Surviving Next Legal Challenge

    07/11/2014 1:41:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    National Review -- The corner ^ | 7-11-14 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s old Harvard Law professor, Laurence Tribe, said that he “wouldn’t bet the family farm” on Obamacare’s surviving the legal challenges to an IRS rule about who is eligible for subsidies that are currently working their way through the federal courts. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” Tribe told the Fiscal Times. “But I wouldn’t bet the family farm on this coming out in a way that preserves Obamacare.” The law’s latest legal problem is that, as written, people who enroll in Obamacare through the federal exchange aren’t eligible for subsidies. The text of the law only provides subsidies...
  • Judge demands answers about Lerner's hard drive

    07/11/2014 1:34:31 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    A federal judge signaled on Friday that he would force IRS officials to say under oath what happened to former agency official Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said he also wanted the government to outline the qualifications of investigators looking into what happened to emails missing because of the hard drive crash. Walton revealed his intentions during a hearing about a lawsuit that a conservative group, True the Vote, filed against the IRS. True the Vote, which applied for and eventually received tax-exempt status, has accused the IRS of targeting it for its conservative beliefs....
  • Adult Illegal Immigrants Posing as Children To Enroll in High School (MA)

    07/11/2014 1:08:11 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 26 replies
    NationalReview ^ | July 11, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    A Massachusetts city‘s packed school system is being forced to accept illegal-alien adults. Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online. “Some of them have had gray hair and they’re telling you that they’re 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.” Admission of all foreign...
  • The Selective Service Just Reminded 14,000 Men Born Between 1893 and 1897 to Register for the Draft

    07/11/2014 1:04:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Are you a man born in Pennsylvania between 1893 and 1897? If so, a government agency may have just reminded you to register for the draft. The Selective Service System, which keeps a roster of potential men who can be enlisted in the military, inadvertently sent out mailings to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born in those years, reminding them to register. These letters were sent due to a computer error, the agency said in a message posted online, and the Selective Service has apologized to the families who have received these letters. The problem occurred following an automated data...
  • Justice declines to pursue allegations that CIA monitored Senate Intel staff

    07/11/2014 12:58:06 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    The Justice Department has decided not to pursue accusations that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee and allegations that committee staff slipped classified documents from a secure agency facility, McClatchy has confirmed.
  • 2,000 days of Obama: How have stocks done?

    07/11/2014 12:39:17 PM PDT · by illiac · 30 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 7/11/14 | Russ Britt
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — It’s been almost 2,000 days since President Barack Obama entered the Oval Office, and MarketWatch felt it would be fitting to measure the stock market’s performance during the president’s tenure to this point with its performance through the 2,000-day mark of other recent presidential administrations. Obama was sworn in amid extreme financial turmoil in January 2009, roughly six weeks before the stock markets hit bottom in the depths of the Great Recession. Pretty much the only direction for stocks to go was up. How far up, though? More important, how do gains under Obama compare with...
  • Steve Fielder is now recanting vote buying story.

    Stevie Fielder told California-based blogger Charles C. Johnson he was asked to buy votes for $15 a pop in the June 24 runoff between Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Now, he's saying he never paid anyone to vote.
  • The Government Just Posted Its First Four-Month Budget Surplus In Years

    07/11/2014 11:34:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2014 | Rob Wile
    The U.S. government posted a net surplus over a four-month period for the first time since 2007 in the March-June, according to the latest monthly Treasury statement.  For June, the surplus totaled $71 billion. That actually fell short of expectations of a surplus of $80 billion.Still, Washington is now on pace to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008, with a fiscal year to date deficit of $366 billion. That's 28% less than the shortfall recorded in the same period last year, according to Marketwatch, thanks mostly to increased revenue.“Deficits are rapidly declining,” Paul Edelstein, director of U.S. financial economics at IHS...
  • Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson to visit N.M., Weslaco

    07/11/2014 11:29:37 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 20 replies
    The Monitor/AP ^ | July 10, 2014 | Russell Contreras / Ap
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit a temporary immigration detention center in southeastern New Mexico on Friday and meet with officials in Texas about the ongoing humanitarian immigrant crisis, the department said Thursday. During his visit, officials said Johnson will tour the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, then meet with officials in Weslaco, about the surge of Central American immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. Last month, the Obama administration announced plans to convert the Artesia facility into one of several temporary sites being established to deal with the influx of women and...
  • HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!

    07/11/2014 11:28:59 AM PDT · by selfdefense
    Liberty News ^ | 7-11-14 | Eric Odum
    A month or two ago news broke that Obama’s HHS was calling for private contractors to help transport illegal aliens throughout the interior United States. What made this already big news even bigger is the fact that the original call for proposals came out in January, long before the bulk of the illegal alien surge began. The breaking news you’re about to read is ten times bigger, because the following proves the Obama administration was bankrolling America’s churches back in 2010. And the tens of millions were flowing in to prepare for the invasion currently underway.
  • New Economist/YouGov poll shows Hobby Lobby impact on Supreme Court approval

    07/11/2014 11:19:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s a pretty strong suggestion too, and it should give Democrat incumbents in the Senate yet another reason to question Harry Reid’s leadership. The Economist/YouGov partnership conducted two polls on approval levels for the Supreme Court. One was taken from June 28th-30th, ending the same day that the court handed down its Hobby Lobby decision (and Harris v Quinn for that matter), and after its previously-announced decisions the week before, and the other from July 5-7, at the pitch of the hysterical overreaction to the 5-4 Hobby Lobby result. While the media and Democrats seem to believe that the...
  • HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!

    07/11/2014 11:05:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 136 replies
    Liberty News ^ | July 11 2014 | Eric Odom
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!//// A month or two ago news broke that Obama’s HHS was calling for private contractors to help transport illegal aliens throughout the interior United States. What made this already big news even bigger is the fact that the original call for proposals came out in January, long before the bulk of the illegal alien surge began. The breaking news you’re about to read is ten times bigger, because the following proves the Obama administration was bankrolling America’s churches back in 2010....
  • White House Issues Ultimatum to Afghanistan Resolve Presidential Crisis (shortened)

    07/11/2014 11:02:33 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 11, 2014 | Sara Carter
    The White House has given an ultimatum to Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates: Resolve the dispute over last month’s election, or the United States will move forward with plans for immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from the war-torn nation by the end of the summer, sources told TheBlaze. President Barack Obama has tasked Secretary of State John Kerry with resolving the election crisis after failed attempts by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) to yield any resolution between former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and his opponent, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, a U.S. military official and a...
  • C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents

    07/11/2014 10:39:33 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    After back-to-back potentially serious laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced on Friday that they had closed the flu and anthrax laboratories of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and have halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs. The accidents, and the C.D.C.'s emphatic response to them, could have important implications for other laboratories around the world engaged in research into dangerous viruses and bacteria. If the C.D.C — which the agency’s director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called “the reference laboratory to the world” — had multiple accidents that could have, in theory, killed not just laboratory...