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  • Due to Scalia’s Death, a Third of the Supreme Court Will be Obama Nominees

    02/14/2016 5:17:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 2/14/2016 | Melissa Dykes
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative in the highest court in the land, died in his sleep last night while on a hunting trip in Texas at the age of 79, further tipping what is supposed to be the highest court in the land. Supreme Court justices are appointed for life. There are nine of them: the Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices. President Obama has already nominated TWO of the nine justices in there... FOR LIFE. Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. Now Obama is going to get a third? That means a...
  • WI: DOJ Interpretation of Knife Reform in Wisconsin

    02/14/2016 5:15:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin The Wisconsin Department of Justice has issued some interpretations of the knife reform law that went into effect last week. It reaffirms expectations, but there are a couple of interesting twists. It has gone out to peace officers as a pdf file, so I do not have a link. From Updates to Wisconsin Weapons Laws, 2/8/16:One interesting point is that merely carrying a concealed knife is not sufficient grounds for a Terry stop (think stop and frisk). If an officer sees someone carrying a concealed knife, that is *not* sufficient grounds to stop and frisk them, just as driving...
  • Why the Senate Should Reconvene Immediately to Stop Obama

    02/14/2016 2:52:28 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 13, 2016 | Brian Darling
    The sudden loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia already has the political class buzzing about what comes next. News and analysis moves at lighting speed. The first thing America should do is take a deep breath and celebrate the life of one of the most influential constitutionalist judges in my lifetime. Antonin Scalia was a giant on the Court and he helped change America for the better. However, because President Obama has routinely abused executive power and given the Senate is in recess, it is reasonable for conservatives to fear a recess appointment. Therefore, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • CIA Director: The Middle East Is The Worst It's Been In 50 Years With 'Unprecedented' Bloodshed

    02/14/2016 2:25:16 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 24 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | February 10
    John Brennan, the CIA director, told a Senate committee Tuesday that the violence and instability in the Middle East was the worst it had been in 50 years, painting a dire picture of a region he said was facing "unprecedented" bloodshed. Brennan spoke at the Senate Intelligence Committee's annual worldwide-threats hearing, emphasizing the threats the US faces as the Middle East devolves further into chaos. "The Middle East right now I think is racked by more instability and violence and inter-state conflict than we've seen certainly in the past 50 years," Brennan said. "And the amount of bloodshed and humanitarian...
  • Malkin: RNC Approved Debate Moderator: Beltway Elitist John "Pulverizer" Dickerson

    02/13/2016 10:20:59 PM PST · by Syncro · 26 replies
    conservativereview ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Malkin: RNC Approved Debate Moderator: Beltway Elitist John "Pulverizer" Dickerson Who is the moderator of tonight's South Carolina GOP debate? He's another not-so-moderate, card-carrying member of the D.C. media ruling class.John Dickerson is the host of Face the Nation onCBSNews, political director for the network, and a longtime political correspondent forSlateand Time magazine. If there were ever a poster boy for inside-the-Beltway journalism, Dickerson is it.*snip* Perhaps most notoriously, Dickerson penned a screed last year advising President Obama to "Go for the Throat!"; "declare war on the Republican Party;" and "pulverize" his political enemiesover gun control, climate change, and immigration.Dickerson...
  • Military Analysis: The Turkish 2nd Army. Invasion Force for Syria?

    02/13/2016 8:57:24 PM PST · by amorphous · 36 replies
    SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | Brian Kalman
    Recent public comments by the Turkish government have hinted at a possible invasion into Syrian territory to “stabilize” the situation and secure Turkey’s national security. Significant clashes between Turkish army and security forces with elements of the YPG and PKK, which have exacted a costly toll on the Kurdish civilian population have been raging in southern Turkey and northern Syria in recent months. Russian satellite surveillance and human intelligence employed by both Russian and Syria in the region have confirmed the build-up of troops and material on the border. It is reasonable to believe that Turkey is preparing to salvage...
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court nomination [email from the democrats]

    02/13/2016 8:29:15 PM PST · by upchuck · 50 replies
    email | Feb 13, 2016 | democrats
    Breaking news from the GOP debate stage: In tonight's debate, the Republican presidential candidates were asked whether or not President Obama should nominate a new justice to the Supreme Court. They said Congress should block, delay, or otherwise refuse to allow the President to fill this vacancy. There's no excuse for this. It's putting partisan politics above the Constitution and the rule of law, and it's appalling to hear from any public official -- let alone someone who thinks he should be the next President of the United States. And they're not alone. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- who...
  • FOX News: Obama Can Appoint Supreme Court Justice After Senate Adjourns on January 3rd

    02/13/2016 8:01:40 PM PST · by servo1969 · 74 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-13-2016 | Jim Hoft
    Nightmare scenario- FOX News reported this afternoon that Barack Obama can appoint a left-wing Supreme Court Justice after the Republican Senate adjourns on January 3, 2016. Obama will then have 17 days to nominate a far left justice to the Supreme Court.11 of 12 previous recess appointments were approved by the senate. This came up in discussion after news broke that conservative Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead today. This would be his last 'eff-you' to the American people before he leaves office. God help us.
  • Could Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Lead to a Constitutional Crisis?

    02/13/2016 7:57:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Slate ^ | February 13, 2016 | Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent.
    ust five minutes after the San Antonio Express-News broke news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death, Conn Caroll, communications director for Utah Republican Mike Lee, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said this on Twitter: "What is less than zero? The chances of Obama successfully appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia?" Just 30 minutes later, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz chimed in to say the same. "Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement," he said on Twitter. National...
  • Harry Reid To Republicans: You Better Not Block Us From Replacing Scalia

    02/13/2016 6:58:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | February 13, 2016 | Lauren Fox
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released a statement Saturday night following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia that contained a warning shot to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): Don't play politics with filling vacancies on the Supreme Court bench. "It would be unprecedented in recent history for the Supreme Court to go a year with a vacant seat," the statement read. "Failing to fill this vacancy would be a shameful abdication of one of the Senate's most essential Constitutional responsibilities." Read the full statement below: "There is no doubt Justice Antonin Scalia was a brilliant man. We...
  • Dems demand action on SCOTUS nominee (Dream on)

    02/13/2016 6:24:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    Senate Democrats moved quickly Saturday to demand action on a Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called Scalia a "brilliant man" and "dedicated jurist" in a statement and said the work on filling his vacancy should begin immediately. "The President can and should send the Senate a nominee right away. With so many important issues pending before the Supreme Court, the Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible," Reid said. "It would be unprecedented in recent history for the Supreme Court to go a year with...
  • Likud Activist Wants to Pay 250,000 Arabs Each Year to Start New Lives Elsewhere

    02/13/2016 4:52:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | February 14th, 2016 | February 14th, 2016
    Naama Adler Bello, a real estate broker and Likud activist from Caesarea, has been pushing over the past few months a political initiative that has been gaining the support of fellow party activists — if not by the official leadership — looking to establish an international fund to facilitate voluntary Arab immigration from Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Gaza, Ha’aretz reported. Adler Bello is not a fan of the term “transfer,” and prefers a more marketable name: a “Listening and Fulfillment” program. Nevertheless, her approach clearly aims to offer the Arabs between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea the...
  • GOP senator: Obama's SCOTUS nominee must be a 'consensus' choice

    02/13/2016 4:36:34 PM PST · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Graham said he would still be open to voting for a well-qualified liberal appointed by a future Democratic president, naming Hillary Clinton specifically.
  • ANALYSIS: Justice Scalia: ‘His contributions to the law are incalculable’

    02/13/2016 4:33:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2016 | David R. Sands
    NEWS ANALYSIS: Tom Goldstein, editor of the popular Scotusblog website that tracks the Supreme Court, called Justice Antonin Scalia a "historic figure, surely one of the most influential minds -- on and off the court -- of the last century." "His contributions to the law are incalculable," Mr. Goldstein wrote. "They substantially reframed discussions of constitutional, statutory and administrative law." With the high court balanced between a conservative bloc long led by Scalia and a group of four liberal judges, Mr. Goldstein said the question of a successor will prove a complicated one in the midst of a presidential election...
  • Hour 1: Liberals Respond Ton Antonin Scalia's Death,Mockery,Joy

    02/13/2016 4:31:26 PM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 13, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Within one hour of news breaking that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep, progressives on Twitter put politics before basic human decency–both celebrating and mocking his death.
  • Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch

    02/13/2016 1:55:56 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 1,233 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | Updated 3:53 pm, Saturday, February 13, 2016 | Gary Martin
    Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa. According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery said he was among those notified about Scalia's death. "I was told...
  • The Senate Is Very Unlikely To Confirm A Scalia Replacement This Year(McConnell weighs in)

    02/13/2016 3:34:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 90 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 2-13-2016 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON - The unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia creates a complicated situation in Washington to determine his replacement on the high court. Republicans are extremely unlikely to confirm anyone that President Barack Obama nominates in the final months of his second term to replace a justice considered a major pillar of modern conservatism - a position that top Republicans, Republican operatives, and presidential candidates already have made clear on Saturday evening. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new...
  • Ted Cruz: Honor Justice Scalia By Preventing Obama From Choosing His Replacement

    02/13/2016 3:13:52 PM PST · by Biggirl · 99 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 13, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), following the tragic death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, pledged to honor his name by asking his followers to help prevent Barack Obama from nominating his replacement to the nation’s highest court.
  • Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices [11-12-15]

    02/13/2016 3:09:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2015 Conservatives unhappy with U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare heard a powerful argument Thursday for defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton: The next president could appoint as many as four justices. When the next president takes the oath of office in January 2017, three current justices will be at least 80 years old: conservative Antonin Scalia (80), swing voter Anthony M. Kennedy (80) and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83). Liberal Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be 78....
  • Cruz: Scalia 'changed the course of legal history'

    02/13/2016 2:49:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday was quick laud Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on the news of his death Saturday, saying he "changed the course of legal history." "Today our nation mourns the loss of one of the greatest Justices in history - Justice Antonin Scalia," Cruz said in a statement to The Hill. "A Champion of our liberties and a stalwart defender of the Constitution, he will go down as one of the few Justices who single-handedly changed the course of legal history." Cruz praised Scalia for his forceful opinions on the court, including the controversial 2008 District of...
  • DNC Chair: Superdelegates Make Sure Party Leaders Don’t Have to Run Against Grassroots Activists

    02/13/2016 2:38:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 12, 2016 | 2:16 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said that although the Democratic Party "wants to give every opportunity to grassroots activists... to participate" in its presidential nomination process, superdelegates "exist... to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don't have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists." Wasserman-Schultz made the comments Thursday in response to a question by CNN's Jack Tapper on why Hillary Clinton garnered the same number of delegates in the New Hampshire primary as rival Bernie Sanders even though Sanders won 22 percent more of the vote. ...
  • Why Local Governments Become Dependent on Central Government Grants

    02/13/2016 2:13:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 12 February 2016 | John Batchelor
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  • Pollster Pat Caddell: Hillary Clinton Email Scandal ‘Worse Than Watergate’

    02/13/2016 2:10:31 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13,2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Pollster Pat Caddell, also a former adviser to President Jimmy Carter, asserted that the Hillary Clinton email scandal is “worse than Watergate.” Long the pinnacle of modern American political scandal, Nixon resigned after he was connected to the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. “This is the greatest scandal in the history of the United States,” Caddell said. “They all ought to be indicted. This is worse than Watergate.” Clinton, he explained, would soon be exposed for using her connections in the State Department to enrich her family, her foundation, and her supporters. “They were selling out the national...
  • Trump weighs in on Carrier relocation to Mexico

    02/13/2016 1:21:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 276 replies
    RTV6.COM ^ | 13 FEBRUARY 2016 | RTV6.COM
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Donald Trump is weighing in on the news that Carrier is moving from Indianapolis to Mexico. 1,400 workers at the heating, cooling, air conditioning, and refrigeration company got word Wednesday that the plant was being relocated to Monterrey.
  • The Real Ted Cruz

    02/13/2016 1:20:39 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 46 replies
    http://www.slate.com ^ | January 10, 2016 | William Saletan
    Ted Cruz is the only true conservative running for president. That's the message of his campaign: He's the only senator who stood and fought against amnesty, Obamacare, and Planned Parenthood. His finest hour was the defeat of immigration reform three years ago. Democrats wanted to give illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. Cruz said no. He took on the establishment and won. It's a good story, and the immigration fight tells us a lot about Cruz. But the fight didn't happen the way he says it did. Cruz didn't marshal the opposition or even take a firm stand. He's a...
  • Obamacare Medicaid Expansion an Invitation to Fraud and Abuse (illegal aliens)

    02/13/2016 1:15:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/13/16 | Rick Moran
    A report in The Daily Signal exposed Obamacare's Medicaid expansion as an invitation to fraud and abuse as millions of possibly ineligible residents have enrolled. Now Congress is interested in investigating the fraud as hundreds of millions of dollars may be handed out to millionaires, illegal aliens, and other undeserving enrollees. "This is what happens. You open the door. You don't do your verification. You don't know who is coming into the program, and yes, you're going to see a program like this balloon and get out of control quickly," Blackburn said when asked if Congress should investigate the findings....
  • Senators: Portland's toxic air is 'public health emergency'

    02/13/2016 1:14:16 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 31 replies
    KOMONEWS.COM ^ | 13 FEBRUARY 2016 | AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Federal lawmakers on Friday implored the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to respond to growing alarm over what they said were dangerous amounts of toxic pollution in Portland's air. As state regulators remained silent about plans to address the city's cancer-causing air pollution, Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Rep. Earl Blumenauer asked for the EPA to intervene, calling the situation a public health emergency. The three Oregon Democrats escalated the already high-profile chorus of political leaders suddenly prodding environmental officials to take decisive action
  • CHP OFFICER IN PRESIDENT OBAMA'S MOTORCADE CRASHES ON 405 FREEWAY IN WEST LA

    02/13/2016 1:09:47 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    ABC 7 NEWS ^ | 13 FEBRUARY 2016 | JOHN GREGORY
    LOS ANGELES -- A California Highway Patrol officer in President Barack Obama's motorcade was injured in a crash while escorting the president through West Los Angeles on Friday. The motorcycle officer went down around 10 a.m. on the southbound 405 Freeway at Olympic Boulevard. The officer was taken to a local hospital, but was said to be OK. Further details regarding the crash were not released. An Eyewitness News viewer captured part of the crash on cellphone video.
  • 15 percent of latest Clinton emails marked classified; 551 released Saturday

    02/13/2016 12:00:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 15 percent of the latest batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails released Saturday contain classified information, with three of the messages being labeled "secret" -- continuing to add to the questions surrounding her email use. One of the messages is an extensive missive from David Satterfield, a top U.S. diplomat to Egypt, who told top officials in both the White House and State Department about negotiations in the Sinai. The entire contents of the messages are now deemed "secret," though there is no indication they were marked as such at the time. The message was...
  • Obama Administration Lending Some Illegal Immigrant Families Smartphones

    02/13/2016 11:44:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Obama Administration Lending Some Illegal Immigrant Families Smartphones by Caroline May12 Feb 2016 The government is providing some illegal immigrant families with smartphones to temporarily use as they travel throughout the United States to their “destination” cities. GEO Care, a federal contractor, has started loaning smartphones to certain illegal immigrant families enrolled in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Family Case Management Program. The FCMP is an alternative to detention that pairs illegal immigrants with social workers who help them get their footing in cities across the U.S. — including assisting the new arrivals with accessing housing, education, medical services and legal...
  • Claude Dallas: The Myth Comes To Life

    02/13/2016 11:02:38 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies
    The Blue Review ^ | Joe Bieter
    Growing up, Claude Dallas loved to read and imagine the stories of the West. He soaked in the characters of Louis L’Amour’s books, ventured West with E.H. Staffelbach in Toward Oregon, and met with Indians in The Horsemen of the Plains by Joseph Altsheler, and Merritt Allen’s The White Feather. He could not get enough. With time he added Zane Grey and Jack London novels and repeatedly checked out every book on the West he came across, including two western classics — Owen Wister’s The Virginian and Andy Adam’s The Log of a Cowboy. Someday he hoped to live as...
  • Racial Preferences by the Numbers (black = +310 SAT, Hispanic +130, Asian -140)

    01/11/2010 3:00:44 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 1,720+ views
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2009 | Robert VerBruggen
    Its hard to get a straight answer as to how pervasive racial preferences are. On the one hand, many academics say preferences hardly even exist theyre just a tie-breaker that admissions officers use on rare occasions. On the other hand, the same academics often say preferences are crucial to diversity, and their elimination would wreak havoc on campuses nationwide. Perhaps nowhere has this bizarre contradiction been on starker display than in No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal a book that manages, despite this contradiction, to shed light on various controversies in higher ed. THE EXTENT OF PREFERENCES Using...
  • 15 percent of latest Hillary Clinton’s emails marked classified

    02/13/2016 9:47:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/13/16 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 15 percent of the latest batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails released Saturday contain classified information, with three of the messages being labeled “secret” — continuing to add to the questions surrounding her email use. One of the messages is an extensive missive from David Satterfield, a top U.S. diplomat to Egypt, who told top officials in both the White House and State Department about negotiations in the Sinai. The entire contents of the messages are now deemed “secret,” though there is no indication they were marked as such at the time. The message was...
  • REPORT: Ted Cruz Entered US Illegally in 1974

    02/13/2016 9:12:01 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 603 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. a retired colonel with 29 years of experience in the US Army Reserve, argues that Senator Ted Cruz entered the United States illegally as a child in 1974. His parents failed to file a CRBA form which is required by US law. Ted’s parents did not fill out the required form until 1986.
  • The complete idiot's guide to being right about Donald Trump

    02/13/2016 8:57:26 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Eddie Zipperer
    If you operate under the assumption that helium is heavier than the air around you, you're going to lose your balloon. If you're smart, you won't lose many balloons before you change your assumption. If you don't change your assumption, you're going to keep losing balloons and start to look pretty stupid in the process. But it looks like you can't teach old pundits new paradigms. After presidential candidate Donald Trump finished in second in the Iowa Republican caucus, the media went straight to work picking out a coffin for his campaign, battling it out to see who could write...
  • Tensions simmer as Cubans breeze across Texas border

    02/13/2016 8:56:18 AM PST · by yoe · 17 replies
    Statesman ^ | February 12, 2016 | Julia Preston
    LAREDO — A fast-rising influx of Cubans are crossing the border into Texas by the hundreds each day, approved to enter the United States in a matter of hours. They walk out to a Laredo street and are greeted by volunteers from Cubanos en Libertad, or Cubans in Freedom, a nonprofit. The volunteers help them arrange travel to their U.S. destination — often Miami — and start applying for work permits and such federal benefits as food stamps and Medicaid, available by law to Cubans immediately after their arrival. “Right now I feel like the freest Cuban in the whole...
  • DHS Employee: Obama Admin Ordered Us To 'Scrub' Intelligence Of Muslims With Terror Ties

    02/13/2016 8:47:30 AM PST · by demkicker · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    So, in the era of fighting radical Islamic terrorism, the Obama administration reportedly told workers at the Department of Homeland Security to scrub the records of Muslims with terror ties; information that has been collected for years, according to Philip Haney. Haney broke his silence on the matter last week in The Hill, where he said that the president’s remarks that the intelligence community could not connect the dots post-underwear bomber in 2009 was infuriating since these actions would remove any chance at doing so. Haney had been a DHS employee for 15 years:
  • Democrats expand the tent in Maryland… by allowing felons to vote

    02/13/2016 8:34:22 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | February 13,2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The Democrats in Maryland have been in a daze ever since Larry Hogan won the Governors race in November of 2014. How could this have happened? How could a Republican win in a state which is essentially owned and operated by the Democrats who hold a nearly two to one advantage in voter registration? Clearly something had to be done, but the idea of examining their message and policies to find out why their voters were rebelling was out of the question. The obvious answer was to simply round up some additional Democrat voters. But where to find them? Easy...
  • Russian PM declares 'new Cold War' at Munich

    02/13/2016 8:31:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Feb 2016 11:29 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a "new Cold War". With tensions high over the lingering Ukraine conflict and Russia's backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: "All that's left is an unfriendly policy of NATO against Russia". "We can say it even more clearly: We have slid into a new period of Cold War," he said, speaking at the Munich Security Conference. "Almost every day we are accused of making new horrible threats either against NATO as a whole, against Europe or against the US or...
  • NASA Study Concludes Global Warming Is Actually Slowing Sea Level Rise

    02/13/2016 7:05:02 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A new NASA study concludes global warming increases the amount of water stored underground which, in turn, slows the rate of sea level rise. At a time when scientists are worried about accelerating sea level rise, NASA scientist John Reager and his colleagues found an extra 3,200 gigatons of water was being stored by parched landscapes from 2002 to 2014, slowing sea level rise by 15 percent. "We always assumed that people's increased reliance on groundwater for irrigation and consumption was resulting in a net transfer of water from the land to the ocean,” Reager said, according to AFP. "What...
  • MI: Constitutional Carry Introduced for 2016

    02/13/2016 6:47:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A virtual restoration of Constitutional carry was introduced to the Michigan legislature in 2015, but to my knowledge, it did not move. This may have been because a scandal involving an extramarital affair involving the sponsor, Cindy Gamrat. Int 2016, Constitutional carry bills were introduced in the House, numbered 5301 to 5304. From upnorthlive.com: "These bills simply place into law the Second Amendment rights of Michigan residents to bear arms without asking the government's permission to do so," Rep. Barrett said, sponsor of HB 5302. "The current concealed weapons permit amounts to nothing more than a state tax on...
  • Satan's War on Women

    02/13/2016 6:45:54 AM PST · by kindred · 7 replies
    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | DJP I.F
    My dear friend, Satan is no dope or buffoon. He is a diabolical genius who fully comprehends the inner workings of Adam’s fallen race and knows how to perfectly play humanity like a fiddle to fulfill all of his demonic anti-God agenda (Isa. 14:12-15, Matt. 4:9, Eph. 2:2-3, Rev. 13:4). He is a human hunter and a destroyer and knows exactly what bait to use to bring down a culture and society which has had the Bible and Almighty God in its beginnings and founding (John 8:44). As one reads through the biblical account of Adam’s fallen race one satanic...
  • Message Matters: Trump Succeeded, Yellen Failed

    02/13/2016 6:18:04 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 12,2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Most of all, a clear message tells voters what a candidate believes and where he or she wants to take the country. Ronald Reagan was the master of the message. Campaigning on a few key points, he told America how he was going to rejuvenate the economy and defeat Soviet communism. He didnt spend much time on detail. But over and over he repeated his strategic message. It worked. The two biggest events this past week were Donald Trumps landslide in New Hampshire and Janet Yellenâs testimonies before Congress. Trumpâs message succeeded. Yellenâs failed. When I interviewed Trump on the...
  • Coulter's W&L mock convention speech

    02/13/2016 2:41:11 AM PST · by tgdunbar · 32 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ann Coulter
    As Miss Coulter explains in her Washington and Lee University Mock Convention speech: Immigration, Immigration, Immigration
  • In Syria, Obama-backed "Rebels" Battle Obama-backed Militias

    02/13/2016 2:06:54 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 February 2016 | Alex Newman
    Further illustrating what would at least appear to be the incredible absurdity of what passes for U.S. government "foreign policy," Sunni jihadist "rebels" in Syria backed by al-Qaeda and the Obama administration have been battling against Shia militias that have also been backed by Obama. Both sides are fighting with American weapons, according to news reports. How much money U.S. taxpayers forked over to arm the two warring Islamic factions was not immediately clear. But the enormous human tragedy on the ground is getting worse quickly.The latest battle between feuding Obama-backed forces was first reported by the far-left Daily Beast,...
  • Democrats barraged with hate mail, calls after expanding felon voting rights

    02/13/2016 2:02:31 AM PST · by This_far · 37 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST ^ | February 12 2016 | Ovetta Wiggins
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's pointed attacks on Democrats who overturned his veto of expanded voting rights for felons appear to have tapped into a current of anger among some state residents, who are sending hate mail and making threatening phone calls to lawmakers who voted for the override.
  • Voting rights groups sue federal election official

    02/13/2016 12:29:12 AM PST · by This_far · 9 replies
    ABC, AP ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | roxana hegeman
    (AP/excerpt) A coalition of voting rights groups on Friday sued a federal elections official who decided that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a national form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • What If Vladimir Putin Has Hillary Clinton's Emails?

    02/12/2016 9:49:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    Despite a clear warning received almost three years ago, it has taken a heated presidential campaign and an FBI investigation to make us aware of the national security threat of Hillary Clinton’s unsecured state department e-mails. The Kremlin’s cyber warfare army has had ample opportunity to steal Clinton’s entire e-mail cache (including 31,830 “private” e-mails). Such hacking would likely have taken place before the Kremlin’s propaganda arm, RT (Russia Today), published Sidney Blumenthal’s e-mails to Clinton on March 20, 2013, presumably sending out alarms at that late date to Clinton to secure her private server. The Clinton cache of e-mail...
  • No escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes global

    02/12/2016 7:47:24 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 8:25 PM ET, Thu February 4, 2016 | Ivan Watson, Pamela Boykoff, Kocha Olarn and Judy Kwon
    Last October, two members of a small exile Chinese opposition political party -- Jiang Yefei and Dong Guangping -- were arrested by Thai police. Several weeks later, despite protests from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the two men were extradited to China and promptly thrown in prison. Since the extradition of Dong, his wife, Gu Shuhua, and daughter fled Thailand for Canada. Speaking from Toronto, she says Dong's capture has devastated her small family. "The Chinese government put pressure on my husband for so long that he ran away [from China]. Why did they still need to chase...
  • Former Obama intel official: Hillary Clinton should drop out

    02/12/2016 7:24:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 12, 2016 | Nicole Gaouette
    President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Hillary Clinton should pull out of the presidential race while the FBI investigate her use of a private email server for official government communication while secretary of state. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the retired chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency, made the call in an interview with Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "If it were me, I would have been out the door and probably in jail," said Flynn, who decried what he said was a "lack of accountability, frankly, in a person who should have been much more responsible in...