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  • Eric Holder’s Protection of Voter Fraud

    02/17/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Feb 15th, 2012 | Frank Crimi
    Seeking to overturn a DOJ judgment that its voter photo identification law, passed in May 2011, violates the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA), the state of South Carolina recently announced that it is suing the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder in federal court. The decision by South Carolina comes as the DOJ is vigorously working to stop the spread of states enacting or implementing voter photo ID laws, prompting fears that the Obama administration is undermining the integrity of the upcoming 2012 elections. In December 2011, the DOJ blocked South Carolina’s new voter ID law from taking effect...
  • House Republicans Rollback Obama's Pro-Union Regulations

    02/17/2012 9:58:35 AM PST · by 92nina · 5 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-02-14 | Christopher Prandoni
    After a yearlong fight, House Republicans land a blow against the politicized National Mediation Board (NMB). After assuming office in 2009, President Obama appointed two pro-union members to the three member NMB, the federal agency that oversees union-employer relations in the transportation industry. Effectively controlling the board, Obama’s Democrat appointees rewrote long-held election law to make it easier for unions to organize transportation workers. While the National Labor Relations Board’s nefarious activity has received much publicity, Obama’s regulatory overreach began with the NMB. Since the National Railway Act’s was ratified in 1926, a union needed to receive a majority of...
  • Uses for thousands of dollars of campaign funds going undisclosed by Nevada Democrats

    02/17/2012 8:59:22 AM PST · by redreno
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 | 2:01 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon
    Many Democrats in the Assembly have not publicly reported the expenditure of thousands of dollars in campaign funds, including money for rent and living expenses during legislative sessions, the Sun has learned. According to multiple lawmakers familiar with internal caucus discussions, the lawyer for Assembly Democrats instructed them that they do not have to report spending on expenses related to their public office — for example, rent in Carson City during the legislative session or travel to professional conferences.
  • The Obama Budget: More Budget Gimmicks, More Spending

    02/16/2012 10:09:14 AM PST · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2012-02-13 | [Staff]
    Today, President Obama released his budget for the 2013 Fiscal Year. The spending blueprint mirrors other plans he has put forward during his administration. It keeps spending at unprecedented levels, fails to address the looming entitlement crises and uses budget gimmickry to claim fake savings and unrealistic projections. The budget continues to call for spending at historic levels: the request sets spending for the fiscal year at $3.8 trillion and projects $47 trillion in spending over the next ten years Holds spending at 23 percent of the next ten years, two percent higher than its historical average Uses totally dishonest...
  • OUTRAGE: Feds Settle with Illegal Aliens in CT - Give Them $350k and Amnesty

    02/15/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The inmates are running the asylum. This Administration has served notice on every illegal alien invader across America: do not be afraid - you are above the law.Eleven illegal aliens who claimed ICE agents "violated their rights" in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement from the U.S. government, which also agreed to halt deportation proceedings against the plaintiffs, their attorneys said Tuesday. New Haven is American's most notorious "sanctuary city"- the first in the nation to offer identification cards to illegal immigrants, and critics including the mayor have contended...
  • Anti Gun Rights Group Urges Court To Throw Out Challenge To Hawaii Gun Law...And Why They Shouldn't

    02/15/2012 9:49:46 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 2 replies
    In Hawaii, where some of the most repressive gun laws exist, The Hawaii Defense Foundation’s founding director and president, Christopher Baker, has filed suit against the Honolulu Police Chief, the City Council, and the State of Hawaii saying that his Civil and Constitutional rights to firearms have been violated. His application for a concealed handgun carry permit was denied by the Police department because the Police Department, " Did not believe that the reasons...provided did not constitute sufficient justification to issue a permit." Also In Hawaii, a person who wants to buy a handgun must attend a training course on...
  • The Winner of the Civil Rights Movement was . . . Washington, DC

    02/14/2012 1:55:32 PM PST · by billflax · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/14/2012 | Bill Flax
    Amidst flowery February orations, in retrospect, the Civil Rights movement’s main beneficiary appears to be Washington. State segregation ceased, which is well, but forced federal integration remains, well, wrong. Washington rightly overturned denials of freedom oppressing southern blacks, but did so by infringing on others’ liberties elsewhere. En route, civil rights became the sine qua non of American statism. Civil rights legislation provided the primary catalyst for government’s escalation since WWII. Sadly, the Civil Rights Act brought neither legal equality as proposed in theory; nor equality of outcomes to which the Left strove in practice. The CRA failed doubly. First,...
  • Federal Agents Inspect Your Child's Lunch

    02/14/2012 1:45:56 PM PST · by NYer · 63 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | February 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is from Rayford, North Carolina. Carolina Journal. I'm gonna read it to you exactly as it printed out here: "A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious. The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips and apple juice did not meet US Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day." Again, let me read this to you again: "The...
  • Students Forced to Eat School Lunch to Supplement Home Made Lunch

    02/14/2012 10:42:35 AM PST · by cavdad · 54 replies
    Civitas Institute ^ | 2/14/12 | Matt Willoughby
    A mother in Hoke County complains her daughter was forced to eat a school lunch because a government inspector determined her home-made lunch did not meet nutrition requirements. In fact, all of the students in the NC Pre-K program classroom at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford had to accept a school lunch in addition to their lunches brought from home.
  • Schoenberg announces support for Rahm's gun registry plan(IL)

    02/14/2012 1:10:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    dailynorthwestern.com ^ | 13 February, 2012 | Susan Du
    Illinois state Sen. Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston) has endorsed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to create a statewide gun registry in order to decrease gun violence, according to a news release issued Friday. Emanuel proposed requiring gun owners to register each handgun in their possession at a fee of $65 per gun. Currently, Chicago's gun control laws ban weapon sales in the city and prohibit people from taking guns out of their homes. For 28 years Chicago banned gun ownership entirely, until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned that policy in June 2010. Prospective Illinois gun owners must obtain a firearm owner's...
  • Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban (2004)

    02/13/2012 8:54:11 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 25 replies
    IBerkshires ^ | 7-8-2004
    Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns. 'Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen's groups and gun safety advocates. "These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people." Like the federal assault weapons ban, the state ban, put in place in 1998, was scheduled to expire in September. The new...
  • Doomsday Prepper Declared Mental Defective…. Government confiscates his Guns

    02/13/2012 10:39:58 AM PST · by JohnKinAK · 61 replies
    offgridsurvival.com ^ | 2/11/2012 | Off GridSurvival.com
    Just days after appearing on the National Geographic TV Show Doomsday Prepper, a prepper from Tennessee has been declared Mentally Defective and his guns have been seized by the government. The Prepper, David Sarti is a character to say the least, but his story is somewhat disturbing and should be a wake up call for everyone. Personally I think these shows are designed to make these people look crazy. Whether his appearance on the show played into Mr. Sarti’s diagnosis isn’t yet clear, but apparently the State believed he was a danger to himself after a local doctor insisted that...
  • White House Economic Adviser: 'We Need a Global Minimum Tax'

    02/13/2012 12:51:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    White House Economic Adviser: 'We Need a Global Minimum Tax' Daniel Halper February 13, 2012 2:41 PM Gene Sperling, director of the White House's national economic council, said today at an official meeting that "we need a global minimum tax": “He supports corporate tax reform that would reduce expenditures and loopholes, lower rates for people investing and creating jobs in the U.S., due so further for manufacturing, and that we need to, as we have the Buffett Rule and the individual tax reform, we need a global minimum tax so that people have the assurance that nobody is escaping doing...
  • Feds shut down Amish farm for selling fresh milk

    02/13/2012 11:25:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 107 replies · 1+ views
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 02-13-2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    The FDA has won its two-year fight to shut down an Amish farmer who was selling fresh, raw milk to eager consumers in the Washington region, after a judge this month banned Daniel Allgyer from selling his milk across state lines, and he told his customers he'll shut his farm down altogether. The decision has enraged Mr. Allgyer's supporters, some of whom have been buying from him for six years and who say the government is interfering with their parental rights to feed their children. But the Food and Drug Administration, which launched a full investigation complete with a 5...
  • Thanks Barack… 3 West Virginia Coal Plants to Close

    02/11/2012 12:26:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 11,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Three West Virginia coal plants just announced they will close this year. Metro News reported: Ohio based FirstEnergy Corporation announces it will close three coal fired power plants in West Virginia by this fall. The closings come directly from the impact of new federal EPA regulations. The plants to close are Albright Power Station, Willow Island Power Station, and the Rivesville Power Station. The company says 105 employees will be directly impacted. The three plants produce 660 megawatts and about 3-percent of FirstEnergy’s total generation. In recent years, the plants served as “peaking facilities” and generated power during times of...
  • Bloomberg evicts churches from using public schools, but allows labor unions

    02/11/2012 10:26:17 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jason Mattera
    Should religious institutions be able to rent public property just like any other community group? If you’re New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the answer is a resounding no, a decision that has angered local communities and is poised to kick out dozens churches from meeting in New York City public schools even though other groups, including labor unions, are granted full access. “Houses of worship throughout the city consider this policy to be nothing short of discrimination, and we will make that known,” said Fernando Cabrera, a Democratic city councilman representing the Bronx. “Evicting [churches] hurts people and neighborhoods...
  • OBAMACARE ARCHITECT: Expect STEEP INCREASE In Health Care PREMIUMS

    02/11/2012 9:01:36 AM PST · by nicmarlo · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/11/2012 | Myles Miller
    Medical insurance premiums in the United States are on the rise, the chief architect of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has told The Daily Caller.Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jonathan Gruber, who also devised former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s statewide health care reforms, is backtracking on an analysis he provided the White House in support of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, informing officials in three states that the price of insurance premiums will dramatically increase under the reforms. In an email to The Daily Caller, Gruber framed this new reality in terms of the same human self-interest that some...
  • Congress Demands Drones Over America

    02/10/2012 8:42:52 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    AviationPros.com ^ | February 10, 2012 | Harley Geiger
    Congress is demanding drones in the air over the United States - without considering the civil liberties issues. Within the span of three days last week, the House and then the Senate passed a law - H.R. 658 - requiring the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to speed up, within 90 days, its current licensing process for government use of drones domestically and to open the national airspace to drone aircraft for commercial and private use by October 2015. While the law requires the FAA to develop guidance on drone safety, the law says absolutely nothing about the privacy or transparency...
  • NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term

    02/10/2012 5:02:27 PM PST · by upchuck · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Wash Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | By Sean Lengell
    A top official with the National Rifle Association said Friday that President Obama will move to "destroy" gun rights and "erase" the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November. While delivering one of the liveliest and best-received speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the president's low-key approach to gun rights during his first term was "a "conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep." "All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his...
  • Back-seat Driver: Fees stack up, boost cost of traffic tickets {Golden State, Indeed!}

    02/10/2012 2:27:08 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/10/12 | Tony Bizjak
    We hear often from drivers who suffer sticker shock when they're pulled over by police and handed a ticket for a moving violation. The actual cost is far more than many drivers had thought it was going to be. Take, for instance, when the state passed its handheld cellphone ban a few years ago. Officials trumpeted the fine as $20. More than a few drivers think: What the heck. Worth the risk. But $20 is just the base fine. They call us screaming when they discover the real cost: $166. When you pay a citation, you aren't just paying for...