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  • Rio Rancho police identify officer killed in shooting; suspect in custody (3rd or 4th one recently)

    05/26/2015 8:35:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rio Rancho police have identified the officer killed in the line of duty and the suspect accused of shooting him on Memorial Day. Just after 8 p.m. Monday, officer Gregg "Nigel" Benner was shot during a traffic stop near Southern Boulevard and Pinetree Road in Rio Rancho. He later died at UNM Hospital, the department confirmed early Tuesday. Benner, 49, was a four-year veteran of the department and a married father of five adult children. He was also an Air Force veteran. "Officer Benner was a dedicated military veteran and law enforcement officer and his tragic death is deeply saddening...
  • Children Will Be Required to Turn in Their Parents

    05/26/2015 8:31:40 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 5/26/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
      Ten pages of Google search returns for “children turned in their parents” show no historical awareness today of the phenomenon, common in the Nazi and Communist eras.  Yet history as prophecy gives a complete picture of what will happen, when a radical ideology takes complete control of education, away from the parents, their first teachers in the family.  Time to start exercising self-censorship, so your young people don’t end up orphans under the state control of "the new family".
  • Spouses of Guest Workers Now Eligible for Work Permits Under Obama Actions

    05/26/2015 7:59:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 26, 2015 | Caroline May
    The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting employment authorization applications for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders. In February, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Len Rodrguez announced that, come May, the Obama administration would be extending employment authorization eligibility to a category of immigrant previously ineligible to work in the U.S. dependent spouses of H-1B immigrants. DHS began accepting applications under the new H-4 employment rule which was part of the executive actions on immigration President Obama put in motion on November 20 Tuesday. When the Obama administration announced the expansion in...
  • Mayor Responds To Deadliest Month In Baltimore In 16 Years (35 killings so far)

    05/26/2015 7:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | May 26, 2015 | Mike Hellgren
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)Bloodshed in Baltimores streets. The month of May is the deadliest in the city in more than a decade and its not over yet. Mike Hellgren has the latest. Shooting after shooting, the crime tape, responding cops, and bullet markersare all-too-familiar across Baltimore particularly in the Western District. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The number of non-fatal shootings citywide has almost doubled year-to-date. Last weekend was particularly bloody, with 30 people shot8 of them killed, making this month Baltimores deadliest in 16 years. Patricia Jordan lost her only son to street violence. As a mom, thats something you carry with you every day, she...
  • Ferguson Protesters Were Promised Up To $5,000 A Month To Protest, Demand Payment

    05/26/2015 6:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    HNGN ^ | May 26, 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) group reportedly promised to pay protesters $5,000 per month to stir up civil unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer.Last year's protests in Ferguson, Missouri were attended by hired protesters who were promised thousands of dollars per month to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement, but the hiring organization never paid those protesters, and now they are speaking out. The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) group, which succeeded the now-bankrupt St. Louis branch of the Association of Community Organizations...
  • The 4 percent-plus solution

    05/26/2015 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Richard W. Rahn
    Of those running for president, who will give this speech? Ladies and Gentlemen, my administration will implement a series of economic policies to cause the economy to grow at an average rate of 4 percent or more a year. Growth of 4 percent-plus per year will create jobs at a faster rate than the growth in the labor force and provide hope for those who had despaired of finding a good job again. At a growth rate of a little over 4 percent per year, real incomes for all of our citizens will double in only 17 years. (At the...
  • Marco Rubio: Were at the waters edge of mainstream Christian teachings being branded hate speech

    05/26/2015 6:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via the Brody File, hard to believe a country that’s 70 percent Christian would acquiesce in a legal regime like that, but then I look at this poll and remember we’ve already reached the point where Christian-owned businesses can be effectively shuttered by the state for politely declining to participate in a gay wedding. It’d be more accurate to say that the effort to brand Christian teachings that undermine progressivism as “hate speech” has already begun in the public sphere, with the fate of the private sphere still undetermined. Based on early indications, though, merely entertaining an opponent of...
  • A little good news about Ebola

    05/26/2015 5:49:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    The news from Africa and the Third World is seldom good, and much of the bad news is about disease born of ignorance, superstition and primitive sanitation, news dispatched by a media addicted to tales of unrelieved gloom, certain doom and inevitable disaster. We were all supposed to be dead by now from strange diseases reduced in the public prints to acronyms and bold initials AIDS, SARS, MERS, swine flu, avian flu and most recently Ebola. These diseases are rightly feared, but in most places theyre diseases only of a tiny part of the population of a country or...
  • Bernie Sanders: The Clintons Are Money Hustlers

    05/26/2015 5:24:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 5/26/15 | Jerome Hudson
    **SNIP** In a CNBC interview released Tuesday, Sanders said Bill and Hillary Clintons money hustle makes the former secretary of state and her philandering former president husband out of touch with the average American voter. Theoretically you could be a multibillionaire and, in fact, be very concerned about the issues of working people, Sanders said. Theoretically thats true. But When you hustle money like that, you dont sit in restaurants like this. You sit in restaurants where you spendI dont know what they spendhundreds of dollars for dinner and so forth. Thats the world that you are accustomed to. And...
  • Mark Levin explains todays federal court SMACK DOWN of Obamas illegal amnesty like only he can

    05/26/2015 4:53:42 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5-26-2015 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin opened his show today explaining the decision by a federal appeals court not to stay the ruling of a federal court, which continues the hold on Obamas illegal amnesty until it gets worked out in the court system. Levin unpacks it as only he can. Listen:
  • Obamacare advocates seek to fix problem they made worse

    05/26/2015 4:33:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2015 | Byron York
    Back in 2009, when Congress was debating the Affordable Care Act, many liberal Democrats felt it did not go far enough that it should be even more sweeping, even more expansive, even more costly. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, one of the Senate's most liberal Democrats and a veteran of many legislative battles, urged his colleagues on the Left to go ahead and pass the bill. "The key to this is that this modest home, we can put additions onto it in the future," Harkin told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in December 2009. "But if we don't have the starter home, we're...
  • Vatican cardinal calls Irish gay vote defeat for humanity

    05/26/2015 4:28:21 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 37 replies
    FiTi via Drudge ^ | May 26, 2015 8:55 pm | James Politi in Rome
    The Irish vote to allow gay marriage marked a defeat for humanity, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state and the Popes top lieutenant. The comments mark the highest-level reaction from the Catholic church to last weekends groundbreaking referendum. Cardinal Parolin was reflecting the unease and dismay the Irish result had triggered within the upper reaches of the Vatican, which opposes same-sex marriage and campaigned against its approval in Ireland. I am very sad because of this result the Church needs to strengthen its efforts to spread its message, Cardinal Parolin said in Rome on Tuesday. I...
  • U.S. Intel: Obama Coalition Supported Islamic State in Syria

    05/26/2015 4:17:11 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 May 2015 | Alex Newman
    A newly released intelligence report from the Pentagon shows that the U.S. government knew that supporting jihadists in the fight against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would produce a fundamentalist Islamic State in Eastern Syria and that Obamas supposed anti-ISIS coalition knowingly backed ISIS and other Islamic terrorists for precisely that purpose. The heavily redacted Defense Department report, obtained by watchdog Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, shows once again that, contrary to the false narrative peddled by the establishment press, the rise of the savage terror group known as ISIS was actually deliberate policy. Now, the...
  • An Obama Crime Wave Spreads Across America

    05/26/2015 4:12:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Lawlessness: Fueled by this president's anti-police policies and race-baiting rhetoric, thugs are attacking cops and terrorizing major cities. Horrible violence is breaking out all over. We are witnessing a national crime wave. Law enforcement expects to see an escalation in criminal activity over the summer. Already we've seen a disturbing trend in May, including: The deadliest month Baltimore has seen in more than 15 years, with almost 30 shootings and nine deaths just over the holiday weekend. That makes well over 100 murders this year, compared with 71 at this time last year, the fastest the city has reached...
  • Federal appeals court sides with Texas against Obama on immigration

    05/26/2015 3:54:28 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 10 replies
    CNN.Com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Ariane de Vogue
    Washington (CNN)A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Justice Department lawyers to allow President Barack Obama's controversial immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal. The decision is a victory for Texas and 25 other states that are challenging the Obama administration's actions, which were blocked by a District Court judge in February. Tuesday's decision means that while the issue is appealed, eligible undocumented immigrants will be unable to apply for the programs aimed at easing deportation threats. "Because the government is unlikely to succeed on the merits of its appeal of the injunction, we deny the...
  • Drive-Bys Salivate Over Impending Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare

    05/26/2015 3:11:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Speaking of which, have you heard the latest in Obamacare? This is so good. The left, Tom Harkin and Baghdad Jim McDermott, that's who it is, right? (interruption) Is it Baghdad Jim McDermott or is it Jim Moran? One of the two -- and Tom Harkin, they're wringing their hands over the fact that Obamacare -- well, they're not using the term "Obamacare." They're complaining about all of the people who are underinsured, all the new signatories, all the new sign-ups for Obamacare, but they're underinsured. And you know what the problem is? They've all signed up and they've...
  • Supreme Court to Weigh Meaning of One Person One Vote

    05/26/2015 2:55:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 May 2015 | Adam Liptak
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a case that will answer a long-contested question about a bedrock principle of the American political system: the meaning of one person one vote. The court has never resolved whether that means that voting districts should have the same number of people, or the same number of eligible voters. The difference matters in places with large numbers of people who cannot vote legally, including immigrants who are here legally but are not citizens; unauthorized immigrants; children; and prisoners. The new case, Evenwel v. Abbott, No. 14-940, is a challenge to voting districts...
  • BREAKING: Obama Executive Amnesty Takes Another Hit From Appeals Court

    05/26/2015 2:23:46 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/26/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has knocked down an Obama administration request to lift a stay issued earlier this year on the implementation of President Obama's December 2014 executive action on illegal immigration. His executive action shields 5 million illegal immigrants in the United States from immediate deportation. In February, Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen first issued the stay and denied a request for it to be lifted by the administration in April. Hanen also publicly scolded Department of Justice attorneys, slammed Homeland Security for failing to comply with the stay and questioned President Obama's integrity over the issue....
  • BOOM! This is what EGYPTIANS think of our president

    05/26/2015 1:51:48 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 12 replies
    Allenbwest.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Allen West
    These are not my words, the subtitles come from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and what was said about President Obamas US Coast Guard Academy speech by Egyptian pundits. This is what they obviously think about where America is heading.
  • Egypt woman busted over racy video

    05/26/2015 1:44:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for inciting debauchery. The clip, a low-budget production entitled Hands Off, or Sib Eddi in Egyptian Arabic, contains no nudity but plenty of scantily clad booty-shaking by the woman, Reda el-Fouly, who dances to the voice of a singer called Mena. Ahmed Bakly of the Giza prosecution said in a statement that the clip disrupted morality. He also ordered the arrest of Wael Elsedeki, whom he described as el-Foulys boyfriend who had left the country...
  • Court Rules New York May Not Issue Pro-Life License Plate

    05/26/2015 1:39:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 26, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Pro-adoption organizations should have the same speech rights as any other organization, said the attorney representing a group whose pro-life license plate has been denied for the past 13 or 14 years in New York. The2nd U.S. Circuit Court of AppealsFriday reversed a lower court ruling ordering the state to let an adoption advocacy group put the words "Choose Life" on its own plates. By a 2-1 vote, the court said the commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles had "broad discretion" to decide which plates to permit, and did not violate the First Amendment free speech rights...
  • 'Draw Muhammad' winner submitted for DC ads

    05/26/2015 1:27:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/26/15 | Ben Kamisar
    The winning cartoon from the Draw Muhammad event that led to a shooting in Texas earlier this month has been submitted to run as an advertisement on Washington, D.C., public transportation. Pamela Geller, the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) wrote on Breitbart.com that she has submitted the cartoon as an ad to run on Metro buses, as well as at the Foggy Bottom, Capitol South, Bethesda, LEnfant Plaza and Shady Grove Metro stations. Drawing Muhammad is not illegal under American law, but only under Islamic law. Violence that arises over the cartoons is solely the responsibility of...
  • Facebook threat to Albany police

    05/26/2015 1:26:57 PM PDT · by sten · 21 replies
    CBS 6 News Albany | May 24, 2015
    this is bouncing around facebook today. confirmed as real by the gm @ cbs 6 news in albany. they will have a story about it tonight this seems to be more of the same as ferguson and baltimore. agitators paid $5k+/mon to spread civil unrest like the compton riots in the summer of '68 the part that jumped out for me was: 'if our FUNDING goes well' spread the word to police, fire, and any other govt workers in uniform. stay vigilant, even at home (more so then normal).
  • APNewsBreak: IRS Says Thieves Stole Tax Info From 100,000

    05/26/2015 1:20:06 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    ABCnews.go.com ^ | 5-26-2015 | AP
    Thieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. The information included tax returns and other tax information on file with the IRS. The IRS said the thieves accessed a system called "Get Transcript." In order to access the information, the thieves cleared a security screen that required knowledge about the taxpayer, including Social Security number, date of birth, tax filing status and street address. "The IRS notes this issue does not involve its main computer system that handles tax filing submission; that system remains secure,"...
  • Bernie Sanders: A 90% tax rate sounds fine to me

    05/26/2015 1:11:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This week Vermont Senator and self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders sat down with CNBC’s John Harwood for an interview on the issues facing all the 2016 candidates. Sanders is technically running for President, and is at least keeping up the public appearance of being serious. (He told Harwood, I think we got a shot to win this thing.) With that in mind, I suppose it’s worth taking a moment to examine some of his answers and remind everyone exactly what’s lurking under the covers of the deep left wing of the Democrats. While it may seem like a bit of...
  • Federal appeals court deals blow to President Obamas amnesty

    05/26/2015 12:21:13 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court upheld an injunction against President Obamas new deportation in a ruling Tuesday that marks the second major legal setback for an administration that had insisted its actions were legal. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Texas, which had sued to stop the amnesty, on all key points, finding that Mr. Obamas amnesty likely broke the law governing how big policies are to be written.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Appeals court refuses to lift hold on Obama immigration action

    05/26/2015 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 26, 2015
    A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Obama's executive action that could shield from deportation as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. The U.S. Justice Department had asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a Texas judge who agreed to temporarily block the president's plan in February, after 26 states filed a lawsuit alleging Obama's action was unconstitutional. But two out of three judges on a court panel voted to deny the government's request. It wasn't immediately clear if the government would appeal, either to the full...
  • Cruz, Rubio Team Up on Iran

    05/26/2015 12:10:19 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 22, 2015 | Niels Lesniewski
    Rival Republican presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida are teaming up on Iran.The duo, along with Georgia GOP Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, are demanding a report on Iranian military power from the Pentagon.The four senators, in a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter released Friday, highlight a deadline at the end of January for submitting the report.“In the context of the ongoing P5+1 negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over that nation’s nuclear program and its potential military dimensions, we believe it is imperative that this report be published as...
  • Scott Walker might skip Florida primary in Bush-Rubio territory

    05/26/2015 12:03:06 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    As Republicans prepare to pick their next presidential nominee, there's one primary that's already likely to get expensive and intense: Florida -- home to former governor Jeb Bush, who is likely to run, and Sen. Marco Rubio, who made his announcement in Miami. That's why Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor who has been riding high in early polls, said Tuesday that he might skip the Florida primary. If we chose to get in, I dont think theres a state out there that we wouldnt play in," Walker, who has yet to get into the race, said on Laura Ingraham's radio...
  • DEMOCRATS HAPPY MEMORIAL WEEKEND TWEET: NO AMERICAN FLAG, JUST OBAMA AND ICE CREAM

    05/26/2015 11:39:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2015 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On May 22 the Democrats (@TheDemocrats) tweeted a Happy Memorial Day Weekend tweet with a picture of President Obama eating an ice cream cone in an ice cream shop. Not an American flag to be seen, no soldiers death being hallowed. Can we eat ice cream on Memorial Day? Certainly. But should the president and his party tweet out a photo of him doing that without an American flag in sight while hundreds of thousands of graves of fallen Americans await memorializing? Certainly not.
  • Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars [never let a crisis go to waste]

    05/26/2015 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Climate Lawyers ^ | May 25, 2015 | J. Wylie Donald
    Floods on the Rio Blanco these past few days demonstrate the link to climate change, but not in the way you think. It was a horrible Memorial Day weekend in Hays County, Texas. At least three people died from the worst flooding seen since 1922. The Rio Blanco crested at 43 feet, 30 feet over flood stage. Over 400 homes were destroyed and the interstate (I-35) was under water. The flood warning posted on the San Marcos, Texas website identifies the areas of evacuation. One area is that in the Blanco Vista neighborhood nearest to the river. Police officers and...
  • Federal appeals court deals blow to President Obamas amnesty

    05/26/2015 11:22:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court upheld an injunction against President Obamas new deportation in a rulingTuesday that marks the second major legal setback for an administration that had insisted its actions were legal. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Texas, which had sued to stop the amnesty, on all key points, finding that Mr. Obamas amnesty likely broke the law governing how big policies are to be written. The public interest favors maintenance of the injunction, the judges wrote in the majority opinion. Mr. Obama had acted in November to try to grant tentative...
  • Senate GOP prepared to replace Obamacare subsidies

    05/26/2015 10:59:57 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/26/2015 | JENNIFER HABERKORN and RACHAEL BADE
    Preparing for a Supreme Court decision that could strike down Obamacares subsidies for nearly 7.5 million people this summer, Senate Republicans are coalescing around a plan to resurrect them at a steep price for the White House. With several Senate Republicans facing tough reelections, and control of the chamber up for grabs, 31 senators have signed on to a bill written by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) that would restore the subsidies for current Obamacare enrollees through September 2017. But the administration would have to pay a heavy price the bill would also repeal Obamacares individual and employer mandates...
  • Berlin jumps ahead on new rent control law (Germany)

    05/26/2015 10:57:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 May 2015 09:02 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Berlin is to be the only state in Germany to introduce rent controls immediately after the law allowing them comes into effect on June 1st. While other states have said that theyre interested in the law, none of them have set a firm deadline for when they will introduce controls. The new measures allow state governments to define areas with high upwards pressure on rents and set limits on year-to-year increases. Landlords wont be allowed to charge rent more than 10 percent higher than the local average in the region.
  • U.S. Capitol building evacuated after alarm sounded

    05/26/2015 10:47:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 26, 2015 1:23pm EDT | By Richard Cowan
    The U.S. Capitol building was being evacuated after an audible alarm was sounded, U.S. Capitol Police said on Tuesday. No other details were immediately available...
  • Surprise: Most Clinton Foundation donors got larger weapons deals from Hillarys State Department

    05/26/2015 10:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | AllahPundit
    Of 20 nations that donated to the Foundation, 17 had more robust weapons transactions in the three fiscal years that State was led by Hillary than in the last three years of the previous administration. How do you convince a president who got elected in 2008 on an anti-war platform repudiating warmongering cowboy George W. Bush to ramp up arms deals to unsavory regimes in the Middle East? Slipping a fat envelope into the Clinton slush fund’s collection box couldn’t hurt. And evidently didn’t.Personally, I’m pretty excited to have every foreign-policy transaction the United States engages in through 2020,...
  • Michelle Obama urges grads to seek conflict 'to shape the revolutions of our time'

    05/26/2015 9:48:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    investors.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Michelle Obama urged another class of college graduates Monday to work aggressively to change American society and not be deterred by noisy or obstructionist opposition. The 51-year-old first lady spent her Memorial Day not with her husband honoring the fallen military at Arlington National Cemetery (Scroll down for C-SPAN video of that), but urging graduates at Ohio's Oberlin College to become persistent, determined agents of change in their communities.
  • Ted Cruz: 'Global Warming Alarmists Are The Equivalent Of The Flat-Earthers'

    05/26/2015 9:31:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 86 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/25/2015 1:12 pm EDT | Kate Sheppard
    Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. senator from Texas and first official contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, compared people who think that the climate is warming to "flat-Earthers" and described himself as a modern-day Galileo in an interview with the Texas Tribune."On the global warming alarmists, anyone who actually points to the evidence that disproves their apocalyptical claims, they don't engage in reasoned debate," Cruz said in an interview with reporter Jay Root on Tuesday. "What do they do? They scream, 'You're a denier.' They brand you a heretic. Today, the global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the...
  • Voters Expect Problems Ahead from Obamacare

    05/26/2015 8:51:34 AM PDT · by fwdude · 12 replies
    RasmussenReports ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rasmussen Reports Staff
    Voters still tend to think the new national health care law isn't working and expect things to get even worse. (To see survey question wording, click here.) http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/may_2015/voters_expect_problems_ahead_from_obamacare
  • ABC spox in Stephanopoulos flap worked in Clinton White House (the Clinton Coven at ABC)

    05/26/2015 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/23/15 | FOX NEWS
    The ABC News spox who slow-walked The Washington Free Beacons request for comment on ABC's Stephanopoulos undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation also worked in the Clinton admin. Heather Riley -- spox for ABC News programs helmed by Stephanopoulous, GMA and This Week -- worked in the White House press office 1997-2000, according to LinkedIn, and is a member of the Facebook group Clinton Admin Alumni. Fox reports The Free Beacon contacted ABC News on the afternoon of May 13 to request comment. I was just forwarded your email about George. Im going to send you something, Riley emailed TFB...
  • Cruz: Media Coverage of Me Backhanded Compliment, Ill Go Straight to People

    05/26/2015 8:48:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Presidential candidate and Senator reported that he considers media caricatures of him “a backhanded compliment” and that he would deal with media bias by going around the media “directly to the American people” on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.”Cruz said that “the media historically paints two caricatures of Republicans. We’re either stupid or evil.” And “I guess I take it as a little bit of a backhanded compliment that the media has, to some extent, invented a third caricature for me, which is crazy…so they do everything they can to paint me as a wild-eyed lunatic with dynamite strapped...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Must Carry on the Torch of Freedom

    05/26/2015 7:43:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | May 23, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following letter commemorating Memorial Day.Friends,This Memorial Day weekend, in cities and towns all over America, small red paper flowers will be worn and carried by Americans honoring our veterans.The paper flowers symbolize the poppies WWI veteran John McCrae wrote about in his famous poem, “In Flanders Field,” after being struck by the beauty of the bright red blooms that emerged from the graves of his fellow soldiers.But it was a Georgia teacher named Monia Michael who began the tradition of wearing the red flower in remembrance of those who...
  • Free range parents in Maryland win appeal with CPS

    05/26/2015 7:37:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 26,2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    This ruling only concerns the first case involving the Meitivs. While they had pursued the appeal on the January ruling, police took their children into custody again last month for walking to the park on their own, holding them for more than five hours. The action raised eyebrows even among those who disapprove of the Meitivs parenting style, with many demanding to know how the police and CPS could argue that their actions were less harmful than allowing two children to walk alone to a nearby park. They still have not issued a conclusion on that incident, but its practically...
  • 17-Year-Old Forced to Have Abortion Against Her Will "No! Please Don’t Make Me!"

    05/26/2015 7:09:12 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Presentation Right 2 Life ^ | 5/26/2015 | Live Action
      Lavonne Wilenken, former Planned Parenthood nurse practitioner, spoke with Douglas R. Scott, in  Bad Choices: A Look inside Planned Parenthood (1993):  Once when I was working in the family planning clinic where also the abortuary [abortion clinic] inhabited the same building, I was in a room with a counselor and a young woman. One of the family planning assistants came – burst in the room and said, "Please, you’ve got to come quick! She’s trying to back out of the procedure and everything is all ready!" The counselor left hurriedly down the hall and I followed to see exactly what...
  • Pharaoh in chief has 'biker' card up his sleeve

    05/26/2015 6:55:06 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 9 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 5/24 | peter lucas
    If President Barack Obama, the American Pharaoh, really wants to stem the growing ISIS threat in Iraq, he is going to have to rent a different army. This one, the Iraqi army the U.S. has spent billions financing, training and supplying, is not working out, even as the wise, all-knowing Pharaoh in chief has given the ISF (Iraqi Security Forces) its own air force. ISIS is on the move and growing, as its capture of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, last week showed. Once again, the U.S-backed Iraqi army was no match for the crazed fighters of the self-proclaimed...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Floridas most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clintons candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: Walker would be the first president with a GED.The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Three Boomer Presidents are Enough

    05/26/2015 6:21:01 AM PDT · by ripnbang · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 1, 2015 | William Kristol
    Last week, Bloombergs Mark Halperin convened a focus group of Iowa Democrats to discuss Hillary Rodham Clinton. They were Ready for Hillary. Indeed, they were enthusiastic about the prospect. But when Halperin asked them to name an accomplishment of Hillary as secretary of state, they couldnt come up with one. Nor, for that matter, could they have named an accomplishment of Hillary as senator. Nor as first lady. Nor as Arkansan.....
  • In the Murky World of Big-Bucks Speeches, the Clintons Are More Transparent Than Most

    05/26/2015 6:09:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York magazine ^ | May 25, 2015 | Ann Lowrey
    Bill and Hillary Clinton might have left the White House dead broke, but they certainly recovered quickly. The pair has generated tens of millions of dollars of income for themselves and their foundation since 2000, with much of it coming from paid speeches. Indeed, financial disclosure reports recently filed by the Clintons bump the total that they have ginned up in speaking fees to at least $130 million, with the price of a single speech frequently topping $300,000. Those staggering figures have shined a bright light on the very big, very opaque market for corporate keynotes, addresses to universities, and...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson Tweets Photo With "F*** The Police" Graffiti

    05/26/2015 6:04:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) posted a tweet saying he opposes the militarization of police forces. His message contained a profanity. A photo attached to the tweet showed police officers wearing gas masks and holding weapons, standing next to a mailbox with graffiti that said, F*** The Police.
  • House GOP split jeopardizes trade deal

    05/26/2015 6:04:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/26/2015 | VICTORIA GUIDA
    Democrats in Congress are in open warfare with President Barack Obama over his pitch for fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals, but conservative dissenters are conducting their fight quietly behind closed doors even though they may be the key to approving the deal. So far, about 40 to 45 of the 245 House Republicans, most of them in the far-right wing, are hard nos on a bill their own party leaders support as fervently as Obama, according to the independent assessments of three House aides. If they are able to boost their numbers by even a handful of votes,...