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  • Only One Quarter of Undecided Democratic Primary Voters Have Favorable View of Hillary Clinton

    09/01/2015 2:25:34 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 1, 2015 | Morgan Chalifant
    A quarter of likely Democratic primary voters unsure of whom to vote for in 2016 have a favorable view of Hillary Clinton as the former secretary of state disputes controversy surrounding her private email system. In contrast, 57 percent of undecided Democratic voters hold an unfavorable view of Clinton, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. Among all likely Democratic primary voters, Clinton is enjoying a favorable/unfavorable rating of 63/26 percent, her worst to date. Clinton fairs particularly poorly among voters who support her competitors. Eighty percent of Democrats who plan to vote for former Rhode Island Gov....
  • U.S. Ambassador: 17,000 Syrian Refugees Waiting to Come Here

    09/01/2015 1:51:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 31, 2015 | Sam Dorman
    U.S. Ambassador Brett McGurk said that 17,000 Syrian refugees have applied to enter the U.S. and that the nation will likely take in “more” of them next year. “We took in about 1,500 last year. We think we’ll take in more next year,” McGurk, who serves as the deputy special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, said Sunday on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. McGurk’s comments came in response to Todd’s question about whether the U.S. would increase the number of refugees it takes in from Syria. “The United States takes in more refugees than any...
  • Jeb Bush paints Trump as pro-Hillary liberal New Yorker in attack video

    09/01/2015 1:49:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | David K Li
    Jeb Bush launched his first video attack against Donald Trump on Tuesday, bashing him for his past support of “liberal” issues and even for living in Manhattan. Bush finally got off the canvas after weeks of relentless battering by the real estate mogul, who has soared to the top of the GOP presidential polls. In an 81-second video hit titled “The Real Donald Trump,” Bush highlighted Trump’s praise for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and one-time support for a laundry list of favorite liberal causes. The former Florida governor sewed together a string of old news clips that included: During an...
  • Senate Will Vote a 2nd Time to De-Fund Planned Parenthood, Which Sells Aborted Babies

    09/01/2015 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 1, 2015
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell says the Senate will vote a second time to attempt to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business which has been caught in a series of videos selling aborted babies and their body parts. The news comes after reports that the House of Representatives is planning a vote on legislation in a couple weeks that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The two votes would follow one the Senate had weeks ago, which saw Senate Democrats filibuster and block legislation to revoke $550 million in taxpayer funding. While McConnell says the senate will hold another...
  • DO ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’ OR NOT?

    09/01/2015 1:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 9.1.15 | William Murchison –
    The cold-blooded murder of a Houston-area sheriff’s deputy raises the question anew.Who gets believed, in our age of ever-present media, is who talks the loudest. Donald Trump, for example. Then there’s the Black Lives Matter movement, with its clamorous dedication to the idea that white racism is behind the killing of black men around the country, nothing else — not circumstance, not misjudgment, not fear — just out-and-out racism, end of discussion, period, shut up. Accordingly, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman’s morally incontestable claim — “all lives matter” — isn’t getting much traction with those committed to the Black...
  • Obama Admin: There’s Not “Sufficient Reason” to Justify De-Funding Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 1:33:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 1, 2015
    The state of Louisiana is in court fighting for its right to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business after it was caught selling aborted babies and their body parts. But the Obama administration thinks differently. The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against the state of Louisiana after Governor Bobby Jindal made the decision to yank its taxpayer funding. Today, in court papers filed the same day a 9th video showed the abortion company selling aborted babies, the Obama administration sided with Planned Parenthood in the lawsuit. AP has more on the Obama administration’s reaction today: The U.S....
  • Surging Ben Carson pulls even with Donald Trump in Iowa poll

    09/01/2015 1:16:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    A new poll in early battleground Iowa has former brain surgeon Ben Carson surging into a tie with Donald Trump for the first time in the GOP presidential contest — a stunning jump for a political novice who is the latest outsider to shake up the race. Trump and Carson, who came to prominence when he laced into President Obama at a televised prayer breakfast in 2013 as the president looked on, each got 23 percent in the Monmouth University poll released Monday. Former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina — another outsider who has never held elective office — is third...
  • Civil Disobedience – Defying The Powers-That-Be For Your Christian Beliefs (Videos) KY county clerk

    09/01/2015 12:47:47 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Sept 1 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    There comes a time in every person’s life where they have to decide what they stand for and what they believe in. What is the line that you just won’t cross, no matter the consequence? Many people never consider that question until they are forced to. For Christians, it is an easy choice. They answer to a higher power than the government or the courts. For Kim Davis, that day came a while back when she was asked to issue marriage licenses for gay couples. The Supreme Court just recently trashed the Constitution and in a move that violated First...
  • BREAKING: Hillary Intentionally Originated And Distributed Highly Classified Information

    09/01/2015 12:42:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/01/2015 | Sean Davis
    A review of recently released e-mails shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly originated and distributed highly classified national security information. Clinton’s classified e-mail missives were not constrained to State Department staff, either. She also sent classified information to Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House operative banned by the Obama White House.An analysis by The Federalist of e-mails released by the State Department late Monday shows that scores of e-mails sent by Clinton contained highly confidential national security information from the beginning, even if they weren’t marked by a classification authority until later.The original date of...
  • Senators Chris Coons and Bob Casey back Iran deal; Obama one vote from major diplomatic victory

    09/01/2015 12:37:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Paul Kane
    Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) have decided to support the Iran nuclear deal, putting President Obama on the brink of a major diplomatic breakthrough that will allow him to fully implement the controversial deal over the objections of the Republican-led Congress. Coons's decision, disclosed in an exclusive interview with The Washington Post, delivered a powerful blow to opponents of the plan because the Delaware Democrat had previously voiced some of the deepest skepticism about the controversial deal. It came as Casey announced support for the deal and left Obama needing just one more vote in the Senate...
  • Judicial Watch: Hillary Clinton ‘Had No Right’ to Use Private Email Server

    09/01/2015 12:26:22 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept 1 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “had no right” to use a private email server when conducting government business, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told CNSNews.com. “This was a State Department system,” Fitton said. “I think the State Department knew about it. She's the head of the agency, she knew about it, so the agency knew about it. And they didn’t feel like managing the records according to regulation and law. And they were happy to obstruct the courts, lie to judges, lie to Congress. snip On Monday, the State Department released more than 7,000 emails, some containing classified information,...
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. “The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.” Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • REPUBLICAN VOTERS TO GO NUCLEAR IN SEPTEMBER

    09/01/2015 11:21:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1, 2015 | MIKE FLYNN
    And, of course, before the end of the year, Republicans in Congress will have to authorize the federal government to borrow more money, increasing the already unsustainable national debt. While this plays out, there will be no action on ObamaCare or illegal immigration. Congress will also simply watch as Obama regulatory actions undermine any prospect of future economic growth. Further, it bears overstating that after winning the Senate Majority on a vow to reverse Obama’s abuse of Executive Power on Amnesty, one of the first actions of the Senate Republicans was to grant Obama more Executive Power to pursue a...
  • Pasco woman accused of a litany of driving don'ts

    09/01/2015 11:10:57 AM PDT · by shotgun · 28 replies
    Yakima Herald Republic ^ | Sept. 1, 2015 | Aaron Kunkler
    A 22-year-old Pasco woman will be arraigned in court next week on charges she ignored police efforts to stop her as she drove 20 miles the wrong way on Interstate 82 at speeds of up to 50 mph despite at least three deflated tires... Chavez-Gonzalez remains in the Yakima County jail, in lieu of $20,000 bail. The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has also placed an immigration hold. She is scheduled to be formally arraigned on the eluding charges on Sept. 8. If convicted of eluding, she could be sentenced to up to 6 years.
  • Canada officially enters recession

    09/01/2015 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 14 replies
    Reeling from low oil prices, Canada fell into a recession in the first half of the year. The economy contracted 0.5 percent in the second quarter after retreating 0.8 percent in the previous three months. It is Canada's second recession in seven years. The data reflects fears about the health of the global economy as more gloomy evidence emerged of a slowdown in China, a main engine of growth worldwide.
  • Another Day, Another Bogus New York Times Attack on Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 10:33:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | 09/01/2015 | Damon Root
    Last week The New York Times published a story with the sensational headline "Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Some Not His Own." Some not his own? Was the Times accusing Thomas of plagiarism? It sure seemed like it was. Here's how the piece began: Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since 2006. His majority opinions tend to be brisk, efficient and dutiful. Now, studies using linguistic software have discovered another Thomas trait: Those opinions contain language from briefs submitted to the court at unusually high rates. The piece goes...
  • Four day sweep in Southern California turns up hundreds of illegal alien felons

    09/01/2015 10:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    With all the stories we wind up covering which involve illegal aliens being caught, released, and left to roam around, it’s nice to see a report of ICE going out there and getting something done. That was apparently the case in Southern California this week, where agents were rude enough to identify hundreds of illegal immigrants with felony records (including murder), round them up and schedule them to exit the country. More than 240 people were taken into federal custody last week across Southern California after a four-day sweep for immigrants with criminal records in the country illegally, authorities...
  • Ted Cruz Rally In South Carolina: "If You Think Your Faith Is Safe, Next May Be You" [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    RCP ^ | 09/01/2015
    This weekend, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke at a "We Stand With God" rally at the South Carolina State capitol. Cruz was introduced by South Carolina radio host Tony Beam, who claimed that Christianity would soon be criminalized as part of the effort to "get rid of Christians." "This is the world we’re living in," Cruz said. "If you think your faith is safe, next may be you. Next may be me. Next may be your pastor who preaches the Word from the pulpit. Next may be your sister or brother or mom who volunteers at the pregnancy crisis...
  • Ted Cruz shrugs off Boehner's insult calling Texas lawmaker a 'jackass'

    09/01/2015 10:19:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/01/2015
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has responded to a recent report that House Speaker John Boehner called him a "jackass" during a Colorado fundraiser. The Daily Caller quoted two attendees of an event last week where the Ohio lawmaker purportedly joked that Cruz's presidential campaign kept "that jackass" off Capitol Hill. But Cruz brushed off the criticism, saying that Americans are tired of politicians “bickering like schoolyard children.” "The speaker is entitled to express whatever views he likes, but I’m not going to respond in kind,” Cruz said in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, according to Politico. “And I...
  • Obama slams 'completely unacceptable' cop killing

    09/01/2015 9:49:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    AFP ^ | Sep. 1, 2015
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama vowed Monday to push for police officer safety after a Texas sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range.Darren Goforth, 47, was killed late Friday in the Houston area, and local officials have blamed ramped-up rhetoric against police officers in the United States in protests against perceived police brutality.
  • Hillary Received Memo From David Brock About How to Impeach Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 9:46:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    David Brock is a longtime Clinton ally, self-described liar and the paranoid founder of Media Matters. Some background on him:David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs. Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe. The threat he faced...
  • Longtime Clinton adviser Blumenthal slammed Boehner as 'alcoholic' and 'lazy' in email

    09/01/2015 9:36:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/1/15 | foxnews.com
    A longtime confidante of Hillary Clinton dismissed House Speaker John Boehner as "louche, alcoholic, and lazy" in an email to Clinton's personal account that was released by the State Department late Monday. The email sent by Sidney Blumenthal on Election Day 2010 was one of many missives sent from Blumenthal to Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state that touched on domestic politics and foreign policy. Blumenthal's email, with the subject line "election day memo on post-midterms," was sent on the afternoon of Nov. 2, 2010, the day the GOP took control of the House of Representatives in the...
  • ACLU files contempt motion against Kentucky clerk [For defying SCOTUS on same-sex marriage]

    09/01/2015 9:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    KMBC ^ | 09/01/2015
    The ACLU of Kentucky filed a motion in federal court Tuesday asking a judge to hold county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with the Supreme Court and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In court papers, the ACLU lawyers note that following the Supreme Court's order late Monday night, the plaintiffs in their case went to the Rowan County Clerk's office at 8 a.m. Tuesday to obtain a marriage license. "Unfortunately , they were again denied by a deputy clerk who asserted that no marriage licenses would be issued," the ACLU said in a...
  • Under Attack, Jeb Bush Releases Video Of Donald Trump’s Past Liberal Stances [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 9:00:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the frequent recipient of attacks from Donald Trump, is out with a new video compilation of the New York businessman taking liberal positions in past interviews. The video from the Bush campaign comes a day after Trump’s campaign released a social media video drawing attention to Bush’s past statement that illegal immigration is an “act of love” while showing examples of illegal immigrants who have gone on to commit violent crimes. The video — which the campaign calls “The Real Donald Trump” — shows videos from years ago of Trump taking liberal positions on abortion,...
  • Federal refugee contractors: Houston is “the perfect destination for refugees!”

    09/01/2015 8:45:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 1, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Federal refugee contractors: Houston is “the perfect destination for refugees!” This is your typical warm and fuzzy story about refugees ‘melting’ into America. In fact it is one of those stories that drives me to tell you about the welfare moochers, murderers, rapists and terrorists in the refugee stream—you know to give balance to the news! I’m skipping all the heartwarming information about one refugee’s successful resettlement in Houston, described as in the top four places in the world for refugee resettlement, to get to the bit of information I found revealing. The US State Department does not choose which...
  • RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE USING HACKED DATA TO IDENTIFY AND NEUTRALIZE U.S. AGENTS

    09/01/2015 8:38:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 31,2015 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    This is one of the great scandals of the Obama administration–really, of the post-war era. But our Democratic Party media, fearful of what may be coming in next year’s presidential election, have consistently downplayed it. The Los Angeles Times reports: “Foreign spies use hacked data to identify U.S. intelligence agents.” Foreign spy services, especially in China and Russia, are aggressively aggregating and cross-indexing hacked U.S. computer databases — including security clearance applications, airline records and medical insurance forms — to identify U.S. intelligence officers and agents, U.S. officials said. At least one clandestine network of U.S. engineers and scientists who...
  • Trump's Campaign Helping Democratic Party

    09/01/2015 8:27:10 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 39 replies
    TALKING POINTS MEMO ^ | 8-31-15 | Bill O'Reilly
    "With Trump getting so much attention, the Democratic record has been obscured. Consider this -- about two million more citizens live in poverty since President Obama took office. Poverty among women has increased by one million. Among blacks, the poverty rate is up nearly one-and-a-half percent since the president was first elected. Median income for all Americans has dropped an average of $2,000 since 2009. That is an economic disaster. Yet few Americans really know the stats."
  • Clerk defies U.S. high court, denies gay marriage licenses

    09/01/2015 8:17:31 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2015 | STEVE BITTENBENDER
    A Kentucky county clerk, defying a new U.S. Supreme Court decision, rejected requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples on Tuesday in a deepening legal standoff now two months old, attorneys for the couples said. Citing her religious objections, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution.
  • Hamas 'accepts terms' of 8-year truce with Israel

    09/01/2015 8:05:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-17-2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – Hamas’ political leadership tentatively accepted the terms of an eight-year truce with Israel, according to sources within Hamas.
  • Top State Department Staff Used Personal Email to Send ‘Sensitive’ Data

    09/01/2015 8:00:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 31, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Senior State Department officials at the U.S. Embassy in Japan have been caught sending “sensitive” information over personal email accounts, subjecting the information to potential hacking attacks and other cyber threats, according to a new report by the department’s inspector general. Embassy staff, including the U.S. ambassador to Japan, were found to conducted “official business” via their personal email addresses, highlighting an issue of concern among national security experts and officials in the wake of disclosures about Hillary Clinton’s email habits during her tenure as secretary of state. The use of personal email among Obama administration officials has raised concerns...
  • Education Savings Account is a Winning Issue

    09/01/2015 8:00:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 31, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    School choice is a hot-button issue for local school districts, parents and students. Glenn Delk’s op-ed in The American Spectator asked, why aren’t the GOP presidential candidates joining the fray and supporting education savings accounts (also known by the acronym ESAs)? Education savings accounts allow low-income minority students to have access to better schools outside of their assigned school districts. They are education-specific savings accounts, through which taxpayers pay for vouchers for low-income students, and parents have the option to use the accounts to pay for books and tuition at private or public schools of their choice. Minorities in urban...
  • Republicans Lack Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood: McConnell

    09/01/2015 7:58:07 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 104 replies
    OANN ^ | September 2, 2015 | Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercut threats by fellow Republicans to hold the budget process hostage in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying conservatives do not have enough support in Congress to cut off the group now under fire from abortion opponents. Instead, the Senate’s top Republican said he is focused on funding the federal government when U.S. lawmakers return next week and will work with President Barack Obama to avert a shutdown, which last paralyzed the government in 2013. On the possibility of tying measures that kill funding of the women’s health group to federal...
  • JEB BUSH DOUBLES DOWN=> Says Illegal Immigrants Come to US as “Act of Love” (VIDEO)

    09/01/2015 7:47:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Jeb was asked if he still believed illegals come to US as an “act of love.” Jeb responded, “Of course they do.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8nR5sElCfo
  • New Hillary Clinton Emails Show Violation of Freedom of Information Law

    09/01/2015 7:26:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Sharylattkisson.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The newly-released batch of Hillary Clinton emails provides further proof that Freedom of Information (FOI) law has been blatantly violated. The documents include material directly responsive to a FOI request I made back in 2012 after the Benghazi terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds. However, the material was not produced at the time, as required by law. Once again, there appears to be nobody who holds government officials and agencies accountable for their routine violation of this law. So the infractions occur frequently and with impunity. If nobody polices our government officials and agencies–if they are above the law–then how...
  • Dumbest Man In Congress Just Called Dr. Ben Carson Supporters Ignorant

    09/01/2015 6:59:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 55 replies
    headlinepolitics ^ | Dumbest Man In Congress Just Called Dr. Ben Carson Supporters Ignorant
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), a man previously made famous for his belief that Guam could capsize and tip over, and claims that retired neurosurgeon and conservative candidate for President, Dr. Ben Carson, is an African-American trying to gain support from the ignorant. Johnson, appearing on The Michael Smerconish Show discussing race relations under Obama, said that Obama has done “as much as is humanly possible.” He added that Obama is probably the greatest President our nation has ever seen. The problem, Johnson contends, are ignorant black men like Ben Carson and his supporters who act “like a lynch mob” towards...
  • Road less traveled lands Hillary in a rut

    09/01/2015 6:54:23 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | Sept 1 | Peter Lucas
    It seemed like a good idea at the time -- Hillary Clinton's decision to leave the U.S. Senate in 2009 and accept President Obama's offer to become secretary of state. The new president, basking in his historic victory, showed magnanimity in appointing a presidential rival to his Cabinet, the way Abraham Lincoln did in 1860 when he named three rivals to his Cabinet. It was said that Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 prize winning book about Lincoln's Cabinet, was high on Obama's reading list. And Obama did not mind being compared to Lincoln, at least in his own...
  • Federal judge: Moral objections are enough to override HHS contraception mandate

    09/01/2015 6:52:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    In a stunning decision, a federal judge permanently barred the Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing the contraception mandate under ObamaCare against an employer for moral rather than explicitly religious grounds. Judge Richard Leon, the same DC district court judge that ruled the NSA phone collection program unconstitutional (and was reversed last week), rebuked the federal government for violating the Equal Protection clause by only allowing religious groups a waiver for objections to contraception and other products and services. Ruling in favor of March for Life, Leon said that the 14th Amendment demands equal protection for similarly...
  • Hillary and Obama Own the Tragic Libyan Exodus

    09/01/2015 6:21:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/01/2015 | Jack Cashill
    Last week, in one incident, as many as 180 men, women and children drowned when the boat carrying them capsized off the Libyan coast. “Libya is a major transit route for migrants hoping to make it to Europe,” reported Reuters. “Smuggling networks exploit the country's lawlessness and chaos.” What Reuters did not explain, at least in any detail, is “why Libya?” In this, Reuters was hardly unique. The same media that gleefully blamed Iraq’s post-Saddam disorder on George Bush refuse to even address the question of who is to blame for the “lawlessness and chaos” in post-Qaddafi Libya. If the...
  • Conservative Purists Could Cost the GOP the White House in 2016

    09/01/2015 6:17:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/01/2015 | Bernard Goldberg
    In the late 1970s, TV Guide ran a poll to find out which sportscaster fans liked the most and which one they disliked the most. Howard Cosell finished first in both categories. Which brings us to Donald Trump, another loud, over-the-top, brash personality. According to the latest Quinnipiac University national poll, when Republicans were asked who they would vote for if the primary for president were held today, Trump finished first. When asked who they definitely would not support for the nomination, the very same Donald Trump finished first again. Being a polarizing figure didn’t hurt Howard Cosell. Even...
  • Nobody Cares About the Clinton Email Scandal, Says Clinton Camp

    09/01/2015 6:16:57 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    freeBeacon ^ | August 31, 2015 | Blake Seitz
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating Hillary Clinton’s private email server to determine if its use violated the Espionage Act. The unsecured server contained top-secret spy satellite information, raising the possibility that Clinton’s decision to go outside official channels for her correspondence jeopardized national security. That being said, the whole situation is a total snooze that is only interesting to the buzzards in the press, Clinton and her allies say. “Nobody talks to me about it other than you guys,” Clinton said at the end of a press conference that addressed the scandal. “It’s not anything that people talk...
  • Clinton’s Private Server Crashed Repeatedly, Sowed Confusion at State Department

    09/01/2015 6:15:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/01/2015 | by BRENDAN BORDELON
    New Hillary Clinton e-mails released in a late-night document dump Monday reveal how the former secretary of state’s use of a private e-mail account sowed confusion in the State Department, with government IT professionals unaware that she was using a private — and apparently buggy — computer server to conduct official business. On February 27, 2010, State Department computer technician Christopher Butzgy sent an e-mail titled “E-mail test” to Clinton’s private e-mail account. “I work as a help desk analyst and it has come to my attention that one of our customers has been receiving permanent fatal errors from this...
  • Obama Fixates On Climate, Ignores Faltering Economy

    09/01/2015 6:11:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    IBD ^ | 09/01/2015
    Anyone who studied U.S. history remembers Seward's Folly — America's purchase of Alaska by then-Secretary of State William H. Seward. Today in the 49th state, the president is carrying out folly of his own. Russia's price tag for Alaska in 1867 was $7.2 million — or 2 cents an acre for a land area twice the size of Texas. At the time, it was seen as an inflated price, but Alaska was soon recognized as strategically important for national security and rich with natural resources — first gold, then oil and gas. Obama's in Alaska for three days not to...
  • Obama Denies He is Anti-Semitic

    09/01/2015 5:46:20 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | August 31, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama was forced to address the question of whether he is anti-Semitic. In an interview – out today – with the editor of Forward, a publication that covers Jewish American issues, Obama was asked about the charge: Then, I asked, does it hurt you personally when people say that you’re anti-Semitic? “Oh, of course,” he answered quietly, leaning back in his chair, a cup of tea on an adjacent table still untouched. “And there’s not a smidgen of evidence for it, other than the fact that there have been times when I’ve disagreed with a particular Israeli government’s position...
  • Rancher Fights Back After EPA Fines Him Over $16 Million For Building This On His Property

    In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court on Thursday, he is arguing that the EPA overstepped its authority in the case. Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson believes a man’s land is a man’s land to use wisely. That’s why he built a stock pond for his animals and his family. The federal Environmental Protection Agency wants to teach Johnson a $16 million lesson in obedience to its will. But Johnson is fighting back. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court on Thursday, he is arguing that the EPA overstepped its authority in the case. “This goes a...
  • Oh Boy: Clinton Reportedly Used Private Server For Clinton Foundation and State Department Business

    09/01/2015 5:16:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/1/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    But the most damning part of last night's document dump comes from Patrick Howley, who has reportedly discovered Clinton not only used a personal server and email address to conduct all of her State Department business, but that she also used and shared the same server with the Clinton Foundation.
  • Donald Trump Interview w/ Anderson Cooper (with the antiTrump Bushbot Ana Navarro - now on The View)

    09/01/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 8, 2015 | YouTube
    Published on July 8, 2015 Donald Trump says he "can't guarantee" that all of the workers he employs have legal status in the United States and said that if he were to discover any illegal immigrants working for him, "We would get rid of them immediately." In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, the billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate addressed questions about a recent report that there are illegal immigrants working at the Old Post Office Pavilion construction site in Washington, which Trump is converting into a luxury hotel. Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
  • Court says Jesus statue can stay

    09/01/2015 5:09:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/1/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    The Jesus statue can stay, a panel ruled. Two of three 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ judges slapped back at atheists who wanted to remove a Jesus statue from U.S. Forest Service land, telling them in a just-released ruling: Sorry, you’re not winning this one. The panel in effect agreed with U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen of Montana, who had previously ruled the Jesus statue, which stands six feet tall on a northwestern, Montana ski hill – and has for 60 or so years – is just as secular, if not more so, as religious, Fox News reported.
  • End all skin-color-based favoritism

    09/01/2015 4:56:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/1/2015 | Mychal Massie
    It is a proven fact that specialized and preferential programming based on skin color has not worked. It is has instead fomented acrimony, resentment and a divided America. With that factoid in mind, can anything more be done to poison the minds of blacks against America and specifically whites in America? Apparently, Theodore R. Johnson, a former White House fellow and current Ph.D candidate in law and policy at Northeastern University, thinks so. Johnson has determined: “Racial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based systematic reparations.” He argues that same can only be brought about by weighted voting where...
  • Yes, Trump Can Win Media, GOP Establishment made same attacks on Reagan.

    09/01/2015 4:10:13 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/14/2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The media assures: Donald Trump can’t possibly win. The GOP Establishment assures: Donald Trump can’t possibly win. Hmmm. Where have we heard this kind of thing before? To be specific? Right here when Ronald Reagan ran for president. • New York Times: Reagan’s candidacy is “patently ridiculous.” • New York Times: “The astonishing thing is that this amusing but frivolous Reagan fantasy is taken so seriously by the news media. It makes a lot of news, but it makes no sense.” • New Republic: “Ronald Reagan to me is still the posturing, essentially mindless and totally unconvincing candy man that...
  • Communist China Dumps U.S. Debt Amid Economic Turmoil

    09/01/2015 3:28:56 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/1/2015 | Alex Newman
    Facing an imploding stock market and the potential for even more widespread economic chaos, the dictatorship ruling mainland China — the top foreign holder of U.S. Treasury bonds — is selling U.S. debt to prop up the Chinese yuan (renminbi), according to news reports. The move, which has long been anticipated by analysts, could have major implications for the American economy and especially the U.S. dollar — particularly if the pace of liquidation were to accelerate. As of now, confusion about the developments is running rampant. Analysts have been warning of the sales since at least early last week. However,...