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  • Cuomo on Moreland tampering: It’s my commission (NY)

    04/24/2014 6:42:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Crain’s Business ^ | April 24, 2014 12:02 P.M. | Chris Bragg
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that any possible interference by his administration into the operations of the recently disbanded Moreland Commission would not be subject to investigation. In an interview Wednesday with the Crain’s editorial board, Mr. Cuomo responded to recent comments by Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara that he would take “very, very seriously any suggestion” that Mr. Cuomo’s office interfered with the Moreland Commission, which Mr. Cuomo empaneled in 2013 to investigate corruption in the state Legislature. Mr. Bharara declined to rule out investigating whether Mr. Cuomo’s office had sought to influence the commission. But Mr. Cuomo told...
  • Russia to call up UNSC meeting if Kiev continues military crackdown

    04/24/2014 6:41:18 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    RT ^ | 4-25-2014 | RT
    If Kiev does not immediately stop military operations against popular protest, Russia will call for an urgent UNSC meeting and in the worst case scenario reserves the right to deploy armed forces to stop bloodshed, UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said. If the violence in the southeast of Ukraine doesn't stop, Russia will call a special session of the UN Security Council, Churkin said in an interview to Rossiya 1 channel. “If we will continue to see what we witnessed today, if the use of force against the protest movement in the east and south-east of Ukraine will continue, we will...
  • Disgrace: Phoenix VA Dumps Sick Veterans Into 'Secret Waiting Lists,' Some Die of Negligence

    04/24/2014 6:28:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Prepare to be enraged by this exclusive investigative report from CNN. As Allahpundit notes, the media has been documenting the VA's egregiously poor treatment of our veterans for some time, blowing the whistle on horrific conditions and scandalously long wait times for care. But the new revelations introduce an additional, more sinister, element into the equation: Lethal, ass-covering corruption. An absolute disgrace: At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by...
  • Our recommendations for US House

    04/24/2014 6:19:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Early voting is underway. We’ve got a GOP leadership in Washington looking to sell us out on amnesty and ObamaCare. In Raleigh, we have a state party leadership reportedly looking to toss out opposition to toll roads and ObamaCare, and water down the official stance on amnesty. You can grumble all you want. But the only way to send a message to these people is at the polling place. You’ve got the opportunity, from now until May 6, to do a little RINO-hunting.
  • Resistance to urban renewal in historic [Armenian] Black Sea town

    04/24/2014 6:08:12 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    Although Turkey’s Council of State granted a stay of execution on a controversial urban renewal project, the Prime Ministry’s Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) has geared up to partly demolish a sleepy Black Sea town which was home to Armenians in the past, triggering local resistance. Hemşin lies next to its touristic neighbor Çamlıhemşin in the eastern Black Sea province of Rize. Tea growing is the primary source of income for the 2,300 people living in the town. Former mayor Başar Cumbur was the first official who came up with the urban renewal idea in 2006. “Our goal was about protecting...
  • When the government owns the land it's communism

    04/24/2014 6:03:37 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    April 24, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    When the government owns the land and natural resources and controls production from same, it's called communism. The Founders intended Americans to enjoy their God-given liberty. The constitution was written to severely restrict government power and ensure freedom. The founders never intended for an all powerful central government to own the land or to control the means of production. They limited the central government to about 18 enumerated powers and left all others to the people and the states to decide locally. The United States was intended to be a free Republic governed at various levels by elected representatives, working...
  • Elizabeth Warren Offers Latest Version of Debunked 'Elopement' Story In New Book

    04/24/2014 6:06:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In her new autobiography, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reiterates claims that her parents "eloped" despite the existence of a marriage certificate and contemporaneous press accounts of their wedding. Although the subject caused her a major headache during her 2012 campaign for Senate, Warren devotes less than 1,500 words in the book to her claims of Native American heritage. ... Regarding the broader claim of Native American heritage, Warren's standard of proof in the book is simply "family folklore," unsubstantiated assertions made to her by family members about Cherokee and Delaware ancestors. Despite a protacted public debate on the subject and...
  • ‘Ooooh, This Is Too Hard…’ Boehner Lays It on Thick Mocking GOP Colleagues

    04/24/2014 6:01:52 PM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Mediate ^ | April 24, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    John Boehner is most likely not well-known for his impressions. His name? Yes. Well, he showed a different side of himself altogether at the Middletown Rotary Club Thursday when he adapted a very whiny impression of his Republican colleagues in Congress. Boehner was talking about how he wants to get immigration reform done in Congress soon, but it’s not happening because of some Republican obstinance. This is how Boehner described the situation: “But here’s the attitude. ‘Ooooh, don’t make me do this! Ooooh, this is too hard!”"
  • Minnesota Senate Passes Cell Phone Tracking Bill

    04/24/2014 5:57:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    KEYC ^ | 4-23-14 | Mitch Keegan,
    New restrictions on police use of cell phone tracking technology has won backing from the Minnesota Senate. Senators voted Tuesday to require a special tracking warrant when a device is used to find a person's location by their cell phone or other electronic devices. The bill says law enforcement must show probable cause of a crime. People being tracked must eventually be notified that their information was collected.
  • Reid Calls For Leaders To Unite In Condemnation Of Cliven Bundy’s Dangerous Extremism

    04/24/2014 5:52:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 56 replies
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | April 24, 2014 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    "This is not a game.” Las Vegas, NV  – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on racist comments by Cliven Bundy reported by the New York Times.“I used to live in North Las Vegas and it is home to some of the hardest-working people I have ever met – men and women who embody the American dream by working hard every day to build a better life for themselves and their families. By contrast, Cliven Bundy has spent decades profiting off government land while refusing to pay the same fair use fees as his fellow ranchers. Today,...
  • China Rises as America Weakens

    04/24/2014 5:18:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Commentary ^ | 5/1/14 | Bill Gertz
    The American retreat from this plan to “pivot to Asia” became clear in several startling statements earlier this year by the senior military commander in charge of the U.S. Pacific Command. His name is Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III. Locklear first came to national attention in 2009 because of a surprising interview with the Boston Globe, in which he said North Korea’s belligerence and China’s mounting aggression and military build-up were not his main concerns. Rather, this four-star admiral, in charge of the 300,000 Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corp personnel based in Asia and the Pacific, said the...
  • Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening 'Entire Constitutional System'

    04/24/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    FULL TITLE: Senators Denounce Obama for Threatening 'Entire Constitutional System' By 'Nullifying' Immigration Laws On Thursday, 22 Republican senators, including even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), denounced President Barack Obama in a scathing letter for threatening America's "entire constitutional system" with his immigration "enforcement review" that threatens to "nullify" the nation's immigration laws. "Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents," the senators wrote in a letter to Obama. "Our entire constitutional system is threatened when the Executive Branch suspends the law at its whim...
  • Low-level federal judges balking at law enforcement requests for electronic evidence

    04/24/2014 5:12:21 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2014 | Ann E. Marimow and Craig Timberg
    Judges at the lowest levels of the federal judiciary are balking at sweeping requests by law enforcement officials for cellphone and other sensitive personal data, declaring the demands overly broad and at odds with basic constitutional rights. This rising assertiveness by magistrate judges — the worker bees of the federal court system — has produced rulings that elate civil libertarians and frustrate investigators, forcing them to meet or challenge tighter rules for collecting electronic evidence. * The seeds of what legal observers have dubbed “the Magistrates’ Revolt” date back several years, but it has gained power amid mounting public anger...
  • 40 U.S. veterans die while on Phoenix VA hospital's cost-cutting secret wait list: report

    04/24/2014 5:05:25 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 24 April 2014 | Melanie Greenwood
    The “sham list” was part of an elaborate scheme by top-level management to doctor patient wait times, CNN reports. Patients had to wait as long as 20 weeks to see primary care physicians despite some having life-threatening conditions, including Thomas Breen, a Navy vet who died of Stage 4 bladder cancer.
  • Complex rules make EU vulnerable to corruption, says report

    04/24/2014 4:54:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 24.04.14 @ 10:56 | Benjamin Fox
    Complacency and complex rules makes the EU’s own institutions vulnerable to corruption and conflicts of interest, a report by a leading transparency NGO has found. The 250-page “European Union Integrity System”, published by Transparency International on Thursday (24 April), is the first assessment looking at how ten EU institutions are dealing with internal corruption risks. “The EU institutions have done a lot to put their house in order; but strong foundations are being undermined by complex rules, complacency and a lack of follow up,” said Carl Dolan, director of Transparency International in Brussels. …
  • BOEHNER MOCKS COLLEAGUES ON IMMIGRATION

    04/24/2014 4:53:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | April24 | Drudge
    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/24/boehner-mocks-colleagues-immigration-reform/8101699/ Link only
  • Ukraine crisis: Kerry accuses Russia of 'destabilisation'

    04/24/2014 4:50:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 24, 2014
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia of "distraction, deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine. In a strongly worded statement, he called on Moscow to help defuse the crisis there or face further sanctions.
  • Connecticut lawmakers consider banning day care from serving whole, 2% milk

    04/24/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014
    Milk—it does a body bad? Some Connecticut lawmakers seem to think so. The state legislature is considering a bill that would ban day care centers from serving whole milk or 2 percent milk to children. The move, according to the bill’s sponsors, is aimed at curbing childhood obesity—but opponents say the information is outdated. While the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a 2008 recommendation that children switch to low-fat milk after the age of 2 because they don’t need the fat content, others argue that the fat isn’t the dietary demon some claim. …
  • Seattle Mayor set to announce $15 minimum wage plan (socialist Sawant demands even more)

    04/24/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 4/24/14 | Essex Porter
    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has scheduled a news conference for Thursday to announce a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. **SNIP** Committee members representing business and labor could not agree on issues like crediting tips and benefits against the $15 minimum. And council member Kshama Sawant revealed another hurdle -- she said there has been little talk of automatically increasing the minimum wage with inflation. “If going forward the new minimum wage does not have a cost of living increase attached to it every year of the phase in it's not going to...
  • After Court Drama, Oklahoma to Have 2 Executions

    04/24/2014 4:05:19 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Sean Murphy
    Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday. The move comes a day after the state Supreme Court removed one of the final obstacles, ruling late Wednesday that Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them. The inmates had sought that information through a civil lawsuit. "The defendants had their day in court. The court has made a decision," Gov. Mary Fallin said in a statement. "Two men that do not contest their guilt in heinous murders...
  • Why Does Nation Tolerate A Habitual Liar As President?

    04/24/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 60 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/21/2014 | IBD Staff
    Public Trust: Sixty-one percent polled say President Obama lies "some of the time" or "most of the time" on matters of national importance. Americans have to ask: Why do we let him get away with it? It's no surprise that a Fox News poll of 1,012 registered voters last week found immense distrust of a president whose main domestic initiative was based on a lie. The shock is that the same poll found his disapproval level down to its lowest since last fall. Asked, "How often do you think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters?" 37% replied...
  • SEAN HANNITY Responds to Bundy’s “Beyond Repugnant, Beyond Despicable” Racist Comments (Video)

    04/24/2014 1:46:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 342 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-24-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Full title- "SEAN HANNITY Responds to Cliven Bundy’s “Beyond Repugnant, Beyond Despicable” Racist Comments (Video)" The New York Times broke the story today about Cliven Bundy’s racist comments to supporters during one his recent rallies. Bundy said “the negro” would be better under slavery than sitting collecting welfare “in front of the government house.” This afternoon Sean Hannity responded to Bundy’s comments on his radio show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-m3JW-eK3kRancher Cliven Bundy decided to lecture his supporters on slavery and the “negro” on Saturday. Media Matters posted the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbnRnhrNFEYPosted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 PM The New York...
  • DOJ Pardon Atty. Quits as Obama Plans to Free Thousands of Drug Convicts

    04/24/2014 1:42:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Aprilt 24, 2014
    As President Obama prepares to use his executive power to release thousands of felons (serving time under “racist” drug sentences) the Justice Department’s top official in charge of pardons quits rather than let criminals out of jail. At least someone at the agency charged with enforcing the law and providing federal leadership in controlling crime, has some scruples. Of course, the official statement on the abrupt resignation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Pardon Attorney, Ron Rodgers, is that he suddenly requested reassignment after heading the division for six years. One newswire story quotes a DOJ Deputy Attorney General saying...
  • The Administration Has Missed 25 Statutory Deadlines Under Obamacare

    04/24/2014 1:33:57 PM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    Minutemen News ^ | April 24, 2014 | The Weekly Standard
    It is becoming increasingly hard to tell whether Obamacare is the law of the land, or just the law of the parts of the land that don’t reside in (or aren’t in the good graces of) the executive branch. One wonders: Is it really too much to expect an administration that championed the passage of a 2,700-page overhaul of American medicine to live by the same law it was so eager to impose on others? The Congressional Research Service (CRS)(has just released a memo (posted here at the 2017 Project) listing deadlines that Obamacare imposed on the Obama administration—or, if...
  • Israel can’t accept the emerging US-Iran accord (Is war near?)

    04/24/2014 1:32:00 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/24/2014 21:55 | YAAKOV AMIDROR
    Ostensibly, official US policy on Iran’s nuclear program is clear: The US will not allow Iran to produce a nuclear bomb. Moreover, US President Barack Obama has said that, for this purpose, “all options are on the table” – implying a military option as well. In addition, according to many reports in American newspapers, Obama has ordered the development of diversified US military capabilities with which to attack Iranian nuclear facilities, far beyond what existed in the previous administration – providing further evidence of the president’s seriousness. But many people do not understand the meaning behind the vague statement, “We...
  • White House Disputes Report on Keystone XL Decision (Official line: Nobody knows how O will decide)

    04/24/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/24/2014 | Jason Plautz
    The White House is pushing back against a Rolling Stone magazine story that cites two "high-level" Obama administration sources saying President Obama intends to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. "Nobody who knows POTUS' thinking on Keystone is talking and nobody who is talking knows," White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said on Twitter Wednesday evening. In the Rolling Stone story published online Wednesday, veteran climate writer Jeff Goodell writes that the unnamed administration sources told him Obama has "all but decided to deny the permit for the pipeline," although the piece notes "no final decision has been made." Later, the story...
  • FDA proposes first e-cigarette rules, including banning sales to minors

    04/24/2014 12:06:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.
  • Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves... [Bundy Echoes Black Writer]

    04/24/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Amazon ^ | Star Parker
    Uncle Sam’s Plantation is an incisive look at how government manipulates, controls, and ultimately devastates the lives of the poor—and what Americans must do to stop it. Once a hustler and welfare addict who was chewed up and spit out by the ruthless welfare system, Star Parker sheds much needed light on the bungled bureaucratic attempts to end poverty and reveals the insidious deceptions perpetrated by self-serving politicians. “Star Parker rocks the world. She is an iconoclast that must be listened to and reckoned with.” ―Sean Hannity “Star Parker’s important new book helps advance the understanding—critical for all Americans—that prosperity...
  • Why You Can't Compare Hillary Clinton's Age to Ronald Reagan's

    04/24/2014 11:49:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 59 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4/24/14 | Stephanie Stamm
    The age comparisons between Hillary Clinton and Ronald Reagan seem as natural as they are nonsensical. Yes, were Clinton to win in 2016, she would take office at age 69—just as Reagan did in 1981. And yes, the comparison is often made when Clinton's critics and allies debate whether she has the health to serve out two presidential terms.
  • Bundy’s Racial Rhetoric (A nation can survive its cranks, but not a criminal government)

    04/24/2014 11:42:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 24, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Cliven Bundy’s racial rhetoric is indefensible, and it has inspired a lot of half-bright commentary from the left today directed at your favorite correspondent, mostly variations on this theme: Don’t you feel stupid for having compared him to Mohandas Gandhi? Short version: No. There is a time to break the law, and the fact that the law is against you does not mean that justice is against you. The law was against Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., too. That does not mean that what is transpiring in Nevada is the American Revolution or the civil-rights movement; it means that...
  • Postal workers unions protest Staples program

    04/24/2014 11:32:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2014 2:16 PM EDT
    Postal workers around the country protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service’s pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees. […] In Washington, D.C., more than 200 people gathered at a Staples, drumming on buckets and holding signs that read: “Stop Staples. The US Mail is Not for Sale.” One of them, postal service maintenance mechanic Robert Black, called the pilot program “a back-door way of privatizing the post office” and taking away jobs from postal workers. “It seems as though they are doing whatever they can to break down...
  • The left's secret club plans for 2014, 2016 (Pulling the country further to the left)

    04/24/2014 11:25:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 24, 2014 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Some of the country’s biggest Democratic donors — including Tom Steyer and Jonathan Soros — are huddling behind closed doors next week in Chicago with union bigwigs and progressive superstars like Bill de Blasio to plan how to pull their party — and the country — to the left. The setting is the annual spring meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive club of wealthy liberals that’s the closest thing the left has to the vaunted Koch brothers’ political network. The DA, as the liberal group is known to insiders, is increasing its ranks of rich donors for the first...
  • Senate probe: Ex-DHS watchdog altered reports as favor to senior officials

    04/24/2014 11:22:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/14 | Judson Berger /Jana Winter
    A subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs released a scathing report on Thursday that effectively confirmed many of the ethical allegations that have trailed Charles Edwards ever since he resigned his post in December as acting DHS inspector general. The report determined that he "jeopardized the independence" of his office by socializing with senior DHS officials and had reports "altered or delayed" to accommodate the department he was supposed to oversee. The report also included, though did not confirm, allegations that Edwards' office sat on information about the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal that could...
  • Here are the most and least expensive states to live in the U.S. April 24, 2014, 12:50 PM ET

    04/24/2014 11:17:45 AM PDT · by illiac · 17 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 4/24/14 | MarketWatch
    For the first time, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis released price-adjusted estimates of personal income for states and metropolitan areas for 2008 to 2012, and it shows that, at the very least, it’s more expensive for Members of Congress to live in the nation’s capital on their $174,000 salary than in any state from which they hail. The results show the District of Columbia, in 2012, had the highest “regional price parity” of any state. Granted, D.C.’s really a city, not a state, and set against their more natural comparisons, it ranks fifth, behind the Urban Honolulu area,...
  • EDITORIAL: Blue states try raiding Electoral College

    04/24/2014 11:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2014 | Editorial
    The fondest dream of the modern Democrat is to neutralize the votes of the yokels in Peoria and put important decisions in the hands of sophisticates in places like San Francisco and Manhattan. The modern Democrats took a step closer to realizing their ambition last week when New York joined nine other liberal states with laws to undermine the Electoral College. Blue states have been rushing to sign up for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. So far, the list includes — in addition to New York — California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and...
  • Armenian politicians confident that Turkey will recognize Genocide ( by Muslims )

    04/24/2014 10:59:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    PanARMENIAN ^ | April 24, 2014
    Turkey will have to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide sooner or later, deputy foreign minister Shavarsh Kocharyan said after his visit to Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial ... Parliament speaker Eduard Sharmazanov named the international recognition of the Genocide among key priorities in Armenia's foreign policy. "Unless the international community recognizes and condemns this crime against humanity, they'll always be a risk of repetition of such atrocities in future," .. He further slammed Turkey's denialist policy and urged Ankara to follow Germany's suit in apologizing to Jewish people and recognizing the Holocaust.
  • What Georgia’s expansive new pro-gun law does

    04/24/2014 10:57:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2014 | Niraj Chokshi
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed into law Wednesday a pro-gun package that groups on both sides of the gun control debate describe as exceptional. The National Rifle Association calls it ”the most comprehensive pro-gun bill in state history.” Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control group founded by shooting victim and former congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), calls it ”the most extreme gun bill in America.”
  • Great news: Another wave of health-plan cancellations on the way?

    04/24/2014 10:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    A new report on ObamaCare would tend to distract from the White House victory lap earlier in the month, and might even – gasp! — “re-open” the debate that Barack Obama insisted was closed. Don’t look for this information on the right-wing blogs, though. Vox’s Sarah Kliff, formerly at the Washington Post, warns that another class of policies will get canceled due to coverage mandates, and that will put some lower-income Americans in a fiscal bind: The Obama administration is quietly trying to stamp out some of the skimpiest health plans, a decision that industry officials say could trigger yet...
  • Harry Reid: From Cowboy Poets To Crooks and Terrorists

    04/24/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Corruption: The senator who once guarded funding for a cowboy poetry festival in his home state now thinks those who stand in the way of his family's increasing fortunes for defending their land are domestic terrorists. Cliven Bundy now finds himself being called a "domestic terrorist" for disputing the payment of grazing fees to a federal government he believes does not or at least should not own the 84% of Nevada that his cattle graze upon. "Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They're nothing more than domestic terrorists," said Sen. Harry Reid last Thursday. "I...
  • 86-year-old WWII veteran being sued by country club over property

    04/24/2014 10:08:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    FOX 4 News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Melissa Stern
    <p>OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Family members of an 86-year-old World War II veteran say he’s being harassed by a well-known golf course.</p> <p>Virgil Wesley has lived in his home since 1995. Family members say Brookridge Country Club is suing Wesley for $75,000, because they allege 60 square feet of his garage is on country club property, according to a survey.</p>
  • Harry Reid's Long, Steady Accretion of Power & Wealth

    04/24/2014 10:03:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/24/14 | Adam O'Neal
    The first of two parts Last month, as the Senate was busy negotiating the final details of its Ukraine aid package, Majority Leader Harry Reid became temporarily distracted with a campaign finance issue. Since winning re-election in 2010, Reid’s campaign had purchased gifts for supporters and donors from vendors like Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Nordstrom, and the Senate gift shop, among others. But one round of spending was directed to a less recognizable firm: Ryan Elisabeth, a jewelry line. In 2012 and 2013, the campaign spent $31,267 purchasing gifts from the company, which is owned by Reid’s granddaughter, Ryan...
  • Glenn Beck: Cliven Bundy ‘unhinged’

    04/24/2014 9:30:04 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 170 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/24/2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Glenn Beck criticized Cliven Bundy’s comments on race on his radio program Thursday, saying the Nevada rancher is “unhinged from reality” and urging his supporters to “end your relationship” with him. “He’s often wondered if black people would be better of as slaves?” Beck said on his program, after reading from Bundy’s comments on race reported by The New York Times. “End your relationship. End your relationship. If that doesn’t end your relationship with him, you have to go back and question where did you go wrong. You wondered if blacks were better off as slaves picking cotton and having...
  • New Home Sales Plunge - And It's Not the Weather

    04/24/2014 9:25:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/24/2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The Census Bureau report New Residential Sales Report shows sales of new single-family houses in March 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000. Sales are 14.5 percent below the revised February rate of 449,000 Sales are 13.3 percent below the March 2013 estimate of 443,000 Median sales price was $290,000 vs. $260,900 in February, $257,500 in March of 2013 Average sales price was $334,200 vs. $318,900 in February, $300,200 in March of 2013 Median sales price was up 11.5% from last month, 12.6% from year ago Average sales price was up 4.8% from last month, 11.3% from...
  • US Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Passes 500 Days in Orbit

    04/24/2014 9:19:06 AM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    Space.com ^ | Aril 24, 2014 | Mike Wall, Senior Writer
    An unmanned military space plane has achieved a major longevity milestone, zipping around Earth for 500 days on a clandestine mission for the United States government. The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane launched on its third and latest mission on Dec. 11, 2012. As of today (April 24), the vehicle has been aloft for 500 days — far longer than its officially stated maximum orbital lifetime of 270 days. "Clearly, and understandably, the Air Force initially set the expected parameters [of the X-37B] conservatively, not really knowing what it could do until it was tested — which is what...
  • Hermosa Beach Woman Wins Legal Fight with TSA over Breast Milk ( CA & AZ )

    04/24/2014 9:12:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | April 23, 2014 | Penny Arévalo
    A Hermosa Beach woman who sued the Transportation Security Administration after she claimed officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport harassed her four years ago over her son's breast milk said in remarks published today that she has won a tentative legal settlement against the agency. Stacey Armato sued in federal court in Phoenix after a 2010 incident in which she asked the TSA to provide an alternate form of screening that would not expose her 7-month-old son's breast milk to radiation. During the incident, Armato claimed in court papers, she was forced to wait in a glass enclosure for...
  • Rand Paul: Bundy’s racist remarks are ‘offensive’

    04/24/2014 8:44:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 100 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Rand Paul distanced himself Thursday from Cliven Bundy’s recent remarks on race, roughly a week after the likely 2016 presidential contender knocked the way the federal government has handled the land dispute with the defiant rancher. “Cliven Bundy’s remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said via Twitter.
  • Seven Decades of Nazi Collaboration: America’s Dirty Little Ukraine Secret

    04/24/2014 8:30:18 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 40 replies
    The Nation ^ | Paul H. Rosenberg
    As the Ukrainian crisis has unfolded over the past few weeks, it’s hard for Americans not to see Vladimir Putin as the big villain. But the history of the region is a history of competing villains vying against one another; and one school of villains—the Nazis—have a long history of engagement with the United States, mostly below the radar, but occasionally exposed, as they were by Russ Bellant in his book Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party (South End Press, 1991). Bellant's exposure of émigré Nazi leaders from Germany's World War II allies in the 1988 Bush presidential campaign...
  • Marijuana may cause heart problems in young adults

    04/24/2014 8:30:09 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 53 replies
    yahoo News ^ | 4/23/2014 | Kerry Sheridan | AFP
    Young adults who smoke marijuana may be at risk for serious or even fatal heart problems, according to a study by French researchers on Wednesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association raises new concerns about the safety of marijuana, just as many parts of the world are relaxing laws on its use and medicinal marijuana is gaining popularity for treating certain health conditions. ...
  • Oversight Committee Members Demand Answers About DOJ Role in Targeting

    04/24/2014 8:24:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa and sixteen Committee members are demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder after it was revealed last week, through a series of emails, former IRS official Lois Lerner was in contact with the Director of the Election Crimes Branch of the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section Richard Pilger about prosecuting tax exempt groups. A newly released email obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Request shows someone instructed Pilger to run the idea of prosecution by Lerner, but it is unclear who the instruction came from. “When you have a moment, would...
  • Competence: WH Has Missed More Than Half of Own Obamacare Deadlines

    04/24/2014 8:10:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    They bungled the roll-out, botched the website, and have leaned on a string of unilateral delays and alterations to keep this mess afloat. Undeterred, liberals would still love to see this very same federal government completely envelop and administer the entire American healthcare system. The follies of blind ideology. Yes, let's hand these people even more power -- they've done such a spectacular job thus far: The administration has failed to meet 44 statutory deadlines required under Obamacare, according to a new report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The report, released on Monday, documents every provision with a specific...