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  • Would-be Fort Riley (Kansas) bomber pleads guilty

    02/03/2016 12:20:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 3 replies
    WIBW News ^ | February 3, 2016 | Greg Palmer
    A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts in connection with a plot to plant a bomb outside an Army post in northeast Kansas. John T. Booker Jr., of Topeka, aka Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, changed his pleas to guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to use an explosive device to damage government property.
  • Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz

    01/25/2016 1:18:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 278 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is endorsing Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, Perry told POLITICO in an interview Sunday night. Perry, who also sought the GOP nomination before dropping out in September, said he now sees the race as one that is between Cruz, a fellow Texan, and Donald Trump. Through phone calls and during a December day spent driving around his Round Top, Texas, home in his truck with Cruz, Perry said he found the senator to be a good listener who respects the Tenth Amendment, "knows what he does not know" and is more conservative than...
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Insider leaks real reason for GOP kingpins' anti-Cruz venom

    01/23/2016 5:33:17 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 112 replies
    WND ^ | 1/23/16 | Greg Corombos
    It's well known that many Republicans in Washington do not like Sen. Ted Cruz, but the full extent of that antipathy is coming to light this week as several current and former lawmakers say they prefer Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, although they have little regard for either man. Some GOP consultants and strategists started the rumblings in recent days. Then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told Republicans in his state to oppose Cruz because of the senator's opposition to ethanol subsidies. But the story broke wide open on Wednesday when former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee...
  • Veterans testify on Kansas medical marijuana bill

    01/22/2016 9:25:06 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 4 replies
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | January 21, 2016
    Topeka - Navy veteran Raymond Schwab started treating symptoms from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with a slew of prescription medications that he said nearly ruined his life. But he found relief in cannabis therapy that helped him to get a degree and be a more effective parent, Schwab told a panel of Kansas senators on a second day of hearings. The Kansas Senate's Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee heard Schwab - who was deployed during the Bosnian War in the 1990s - and other opponents testify about a bill that would soften criminal penalties for marijuana possession, allow for hemp oil...
  • Cruz for President Announces Kansas State Rep. Mark Kahrs as Kansas Chairman

    01/21/2016 1:14:24 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 21, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced Kansas State Representative Mark Kahrs from Wichita, Kansas Chairman for the Cruz for President campaign. Rep. Kahrs has been active in Kansas politics for over twenty-five years serving in various offices within the Kansas Republican Party, including former Chairman of the Sedgwick County Republican Party and most recently as former Chairman of the Fourth District Republican Committee. Mark was recently chosen by his Republican House colleagues to serve as Vice Chairman of the Republican House Campaign Committee. A fourth generation Kansan, Mark is a small business owner, has served as board...
  • Bob Dole Warns of 'Cataclysmic' Losses With Ted Cruz, and Says Donald Trump Would Do Better

    01/20/2016 10:30:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 20, 2016 | Maggie Haberman
    Bob Dole, the former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has never been fond of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. But in an interview Wednesday, Mr. Dole said that the party would suffer "cataclysmic" and "wholesale losses" if Mr. Cruz were the nominee, and that Donald J. Trump would fare better. "I question his allegiance to the party," Mr. Dole said of Mr. Cruz. "I don't know how often you've heard him say the word 'Republican' - not very often." Instead, Mr. Cruz uses the word "conservative," Mr. Dole said, before offering up a different word for Mr. Cruz:...
  • Supreme Court sides with Kansas officials in upholding death penalty for brothers (Wichita Massacre)

    01/20/2016 9:14:28 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2016 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with Kansas officials who want to execute two brothers who were involved in a brutal mass killing known as the “Wichita Massacre.” The court ruled 8 to 1 that the Kansas Supreme Court was wrong to have overturned the death sentences of Reginald and Jonathan Carr for crimes that Justice Antonin Scalia described as including acts of “almost inconceivable cruelty and depravity.” The justices were reviewing two issues from the Kansas court’s decision: whether the jury received inadequate instructions on how to weigh evidence that might lead it to show mercy, and whether the...
  • Kansas medical board clears Planned Parenthood clinic

    01/14/2016 8:22:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 10:36 PM EST | John Hanna
    Kansas' medical board is taking no action against a Planned Parenthood clinic after completing an investigation into whether illegal sales of fetal tissue are occurring after abortions, a board document shows. "We absolutely feel vindicated by this," Laura McQuade, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, said Thursday. A State Board of Healing Arts disciplinary attorney sent a letter to Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri last week saying the board's disciplinary staff had investigated the organization's clinic in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas. The Associated Press on Thursday obtained a copy of the...
  • Kansas Governor defunds Planned Parenthood, blocks Medicaid funding

    01/12/2016 8:08:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 12, 2016 | Becky Yeh
    In a State of the State address Tuesday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced the state will block Planned Parenthood from receiving public funding through the state’s Medicaid program. In a speech before a joint session of the state’s Legislature, Brownback encouraged lawmakers to make the mandate state law. “The time has come to finish the job,” the governor urged. Brownback has ordered the state’s Department of Health and Environment to ensure “not a single dollar of taxpayer money goes to Planned Parenthood,” making Kansas the eighth state to defund the abortion giant. “We must keep working to protect our most...
  • Why the ‘wet tea leaves’ drug raid was outrageous

    01/11/2016 3:40:20 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2016 | Radley Balko
    A couple weeks ago, I posted about a case in Kansas in which a couple was wrongly raided by a police tactical team. Robert and Addie Harte and their two children were held in their home by armed officers for over two hours as the officers searched the house for marijuana. They found no drugs. After spending $25,000 to get a judge to order the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department to turn over documents related to the search and investigation leading up to it, the Hartes discovered that Robert Harte, along with hundreds of other people, became a suspect when Missouri...
  • Greyhound Driver Stops At Motel To Rest With Bus Full Of Passengers (left 'em clueless, stranded)

    01/07/2016 7:39:42 AM PST · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 1/5/2016 | Staff
    DENVER (CBS4)- A Greyhound bus bound for Denver made a pit stop at a motel in Kansas so the driver could rest. The catch - the passengers on board had no idea where he was going or for how long.The driver left dozens of passengers stranded on the bus for hours outside the La Quinta motel in Salina, Kan. while he went inside to catch up on some sleep.The bus pulled into the motel late Tuesday afternoon. The driver got off without telling anyone where he was going.Passengers initially thought it was going to be a quick stop but when...
  • Federal judge: Drinking tea, shopping at a gardening store is probable cause

    12/29/2015 6:06:30 PM PST · by Twotone · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2015 | Radley Balko
    In April 2012, a Kansas SWAT team raided the home of Robert and Addie Harte, their 7-year-old daughter and their 13-year-old son. The couple, both former CIA analysts, awoke to pounding at the door. When Robert Harte answered, SWAT agents flooded the home. He was told to lie on the floor. When Addie Harte came out to see what was going on, she saw her husband on his stomach as SWAT cop stood over him with a gun.
  • Debt limits suspended to pay for tax cuts [Kansas]

    12/21/2015 8:04:52 AM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Witchita Eagle ^ | 18 December 2015 | H. Edward Flentje
    Right-wing Republican lawmakers have operated under the radar to suspend all statutory limits on highway debt, and that unprecedented authority was recently used to issue record-breaking levels of long-term debt to pay for their reckless income tax cuts this year and next. Six lines buried deep in a 700-page appropriation bill last spring gave the Kansas Department of Transportation unlimited authority to issue debt, and in early December, without public disclosure, the agency used that authority to issue $400 million in highway bonds. State law requires those debt proceeds to be used for improving state highways, but do not expect...
  • States expanded gun rights after Sandy Hook school massacre [Kansas: Conceal Carry - No Permit]

    12/13/2015 6:53:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2015
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 26 children and teachers served as a rallying cry for gun-control advocates across the nation. But in the three years since, many states have moved in the opposite direction, embracing the National Rifle Association's axiom that more “good guys with guns” are needed to deter mass shootings. In Kansas, gun owners can now carry concealed weapons without obtaining a license. In Arkansas, gun enthusiasts may be able to carry weapons into polling places next year when they vote for president.
  • Bush-backer Bob Dole hits Trump, Cruz (sleep in on election day if Cruz nominee)

    12/08/2015 11:57:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) goes after GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a new interview. Dole told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that Trump "says things over the top and people applaud. And he's insulted about everybody, every other candidate. "And Cruz is so extreme," Dole, a backer of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's White House bid, continued in the interview, airing Tuesday afternoon on "Andrea Mitchell Reports." "He's not a ... traditional Republican conservative," he added of Cruz. "Achievements are shutting down the government twice and calling the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell,...
  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
  • 8-year-old Troy girl killed when she loses control of car she was driving

    11/23/2015 4:09:50 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 35 replies
    Topeka Capitol-Journal ^ | 11/23/15 | Phil Anderson
    An 8-year-old girl who was behind the wheel of a car — with her grandfather in a passenger seat — was killed Sunday afternoon when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed in Doniphan County. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the young victim as Cadence Orcutt, of Troy. According to the patrol’s website, the crash occurred at 4:48 p.m. Sunday at 175th and Peck Road, about 2 miles west of Wathena. The patrol said Cadence was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt west on 175th when she lost control of the car and overcorrected to the left. The car then...
  • KU Grad Students Demand Prof Firing (SJWs Jacobins Strike Again)

    11/23/2015 7:20:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    American Conservative ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    I know you must be sick and tired by now of hearing about the ongoing Social Justice Warrior irruptions on college campuses, but it is important to keep track of them, at least the worst ones. Over the weekend, a professor (whose ID I confirmed) wrote to me to say: Have you seen this? These little fascists are going to destroy this young woman’s academic career.
  • Ethanol loses its few friends: Even Dr. Ben Carson has backed away from subsidies and mandates

    11/21/2015 1:54:16 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    CFACT ^ | November 17, 2015 | Marita Noon
    in a major policy reversal, Carson .. no longer supports subsidies for any industry, including U.S. ethanol producers ... Plainly irritated, the ethanol industry shot back immediately, saying it receives no government subsidies. But it neglected to mention a very important fact. Instead of subsidies, ethanol producers get something better: a mandate that orders refiners to blend ethanol into motor fuels which forces consumers to buy their product. A federally guaranteed market beats a subsidy every time. The ethanol industry also benefits indirectly from agriculture programs that support farmers who grow corn for ethanol ... In attempt to push more...
  • Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Oklahoma, Kansas

    11/19/2015 3:11:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/19/15
    A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early on Thursday, with reports the temblor was felt in neighboring Kansas. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 1:42 a.m. quake's epicenter was centered 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Cherokee, Oklahoma. It had a depth of 3.8 miles (6.2 km). The early morning quake was felt as far away as Wichita, Kansas, about 107 miles (172 km) to the north, according to media reports. It was unclear if there was any damage or injuries. Kansas Emergency Management could not immediately be reached for comment.
  • Student leaders who didn't 'proclaim that Black Lives Matter' face impeachment [Thoughtcrime]

    11/18/2015 12:17:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/18/2015 | Peter Fricke
    Students and alumni of the University of Kansas are coming to the defense of three student government executives who are facing impeachment on charges that they were not sufficiently enthusiastic in their support of a student-led diversity ultimatum. Student Body President Jessie Pringle, Student Body Vice President Zach George, and Chief of Staff Adam Moon are all facing demands that they resign by Wednesday or face impeachment proceedings after the Student Executive Committee voted 6-3 Friday in favor of a no-confidence vote against them, according to Huffpost. “Together, we must find solutions now that allow our school to combat racism...
  • Final Community Conversation focuses on using personal pronouns in classroom and social settings

    11/17/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The University Daily Kansan (Student Newspaper) ^ | November 16, 2015 | by Lara Korte
    About 20 students and faculty gathered on Monday afternoon for the third and final Community Conversation of the semester. The event, 'He Said, She Said, Ze Said,' was geared toward discussing personal pronoun usage in classroom and social settings. The conversation began by showing a video that talked about respect, safety and resources for LGBTQ+ students on college campuses. A major focus of the video was transgender respect and safety in classroom settings. 'We just want you to advance in the direction that accommodates and addresses the needs of a changing demographic of students,' they said. The Community Conversation also...
  • Special snowflake syndrome spreads to University of Kansas and beyond

    11/17/2015 7:39:47 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 11/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Is anyone really surprised? In what is quickly beginning to look like a bad case of copycat hysteria, yet another American campus of higher learning has produced an uprising. It’s taken root among students who find certain people to be insufficiently enthusiastic about their agenda and they are calling for the removal of people from their positions and staging hunger strikes. This time it’s at the University of Kansas and the targets aren’t the school administration, but the elected student council. (HuffPo)
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Bob Dole endorses Jeb Bush

    11/11/2015 8:59:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 154 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | Eliza Collins
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has endorsed Jeb Bush for president and will serve as the former Florida governor's National Veterans’ Chairman, according to the campaign. Dole said that while almost all of the candidates are his friends, he believes Bush is the most qualified. Jeb has the proven leadership skills and executive experience needed to fix the problems facing our country from the anemic economy to America's weakened standing among world leaders, Dole said in a statement. Jeb's conservative reform agenda and forward looking vision on issues including 4 percent economic growth, defeating ISIS and taking care of our...
  • Oklahoma [and Kansas] world's No. 1 earthquake area

    11/11/2015 2:32:58 AM PST · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Enid News ^ | 11-10-2015 | Jessica Miller
    Oklahoma is now the No. 1 earthquake area in the world, an Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Matt Skinner said the state is unique in terms of frequency. "We have had 15 (earthquakes) in Medford since 5 o'clock Saturday morning," he noted. "We've got an earthquake issue." Skinner said the world is going through a seismic phase. "Oklahoma is absolutely unique in terms of the number of earthquakes we've had," he said. Jim Palmer, OCC director of public information and manager of consumer education, said Oklahoma is unique in North America. He said there are other parts of...
  • One person shot at Clayton State University apartment building

    11/09/2015 9:12:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/09/15 | Tyler Estep and David Markiewicz
    One person was seriously injured in a shooting Monday night at a Clayton State University student apartment building. The shooting at the Clayton Station Apartments happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 3000 building of the Clayton Station Apartments, university spokeswoman Maritza E. Ferreira said in a statement. The victim is not a student, but is believed to be the relative of a student, Ferreira said. Police were still searching for the suspect Monday nigth, she added.
  • KANSAS CITY NO RIOT, NO ARRESTS ... After Royals Victory

    11/03/2015 9:17:25 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 39 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 11/2/2015
    There were no burned out cars in Kansas City this morning ... in fact, it's been a regular sleepy Monday with cops telling TMZ Sports the city was VERY well behaved after the World Series last night. A rep for the KC Police Department tell us there were ZERO World Series-related arrests after the Royals won the crown ... a HUGE difference from the scene in San Francisco one year ago. As we previously reported, SF was a war zone when the Giants won in 2014 -- with 40 total arrests, 9 police cars damaged, 3 officers injured and 2...
  • Kansas joins Texas, Louisiana in lawsuit over Obamacare tax

    10/24/2015 7:19:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    TJC Newspaper ^ | 10/24/15 | Bill Blare
    **SNIP** Joined by Louisiana and Kansas, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Obama administration Thursday seeking to overturn a fee imposed under the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit seeks a refund of that amount and an order prohibiting future collections of the fee. Paxton says this is functionally an unconstitutional tax on the states in order to fund the insolvent Obamacare mandate. Brownback said, The federal government is threatening to cut $1.6 billion of federal Medicaid funding affecting more than 400,000 Kansans in need unless Kansas pays millions of dollars in taxes to the federal government to support Obamacare....
  • Oklahoma Earthquakes Are a National Security Threat

    10/24/2015 12:47:14 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 18 replies
    Bloomberg News | 10/23/2015 | Matthew Philips
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-23/oklahoma-earthquakes-are-a-national-security-threat : Link Only, per outdated copyright law.
  • Islam comes to Kansas: The American Heartland is Being Colonized and Most Don't Even Know it

    10/22/2015 7:33:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/2015 | Carol Brown
    The Muslim conquest of America continues apace. And some unexpected places are being heavily colonized. Case in point: Wichita, Kansas. Wichita is a “preferred community” for “refugee resettlement,” which makes it an epicenter for invaders. (To see who the outside contractors are who rake in money as they facilitate this disaster, see here.) So let me give you a brief tour of Wichita, Kansas, in the heartland of America. As reported at World Net Daily: The Wichita school district…is now trying to cope with a new influx of immigrants from Central America and the Middle East. The new arrivals...
  • Wichita State U Changes Chapel to Appease Muslims

    10/09/2015 3:41:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    unclesamsmisguidedchildren.com ^ | october 8, 2015 | faye higbee
    The marginalization of Christianity is on a runaway train in America.Wichita StateUniversity renovatedits chapel toaccommodate Muslims. In the process, Christian-related objects wereremoved. The backlash was furious. In May, workers removed Christian itemslike the pews, and the altar ..whichhave been given the boot. And thathas not set well with alumnimanyof whom are donors to the University. Chairs have been set up to replace the pews and make room for Muslim prayer rugs. If they wanted to provide a place for Muslims, why didnt they just give them a separate place? Because Muslims want dominance. The Schools Student Body President is claimingislamophobia...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • The Iran Deal Was Not Signed by Iran or Anyone Else

    09/18/2015 2:14:45 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 19 replies
    The Jewish Press Online ^ | September 18, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    The Nuclear Iran Deal that is at the epicenter of a Congressional battle and the focus of so much attention for months is not actually any deal at all, as not one of the parties, including any representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has signed the Agreement. This morning, Sept. 18, Cong. Mike Pompeo (R-KS-04) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry. In that letter Pompeo informed the Secretary that while reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Nuclear Iran Deal), he noted that there are no signatures on the so-called final Agreement. Without signatures, there can...
  • At Trump rally, Republicans experience Obama-sized crowd, excitement

    09/15/2015 7:44:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2015 | By BYRON YORK
    That's not what the crowd wanted. "I like the fact that he's not afraid to speak up," said Cheryl Surber, of Ft. Worth. "He's saying a lot of things that a lot of people want to have said that no Republican has had the male parts, so to speak, to say." "He has energy, he's exciting. I know he's got a big mouth, but people are willing to overlook that big mouth because we feel like he's going to get things done," said Mary Downing, of Dallas, who said she voted for Obama twice. All in all, it was a...
  • Free Speech Can't Be Trumped By Title IX -- But College Officials Use It That Way

    09/15/2015 7:22:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 14, 2015 | George Leef
    When federal politicians passed the Higher Education Act, they thought they were only going to help good students who couldnt otherwise afford college to attend. They did not think about possible unintended consequences like making college far more expensive, undermining academic standards, or giving federal bureaucrats leverage to dictate to colleges and universities. But all of that has happened. Im going to focus on that last consequencethe way federal intervention in higher education has empowered bureaucrats to whittle away at free speech on (and even off) campus. A strange case involving a student at the University of Kansas illustrates...
  • House passes resolution saying Obama ignored law on Iran deal

    09/10/2015 9:46:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/10/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    The House on Thursday approved a resolution aimed at laying the legal groundwork to prevent President Obama from lifting U.S. sanctions on Iran until lawmakers get to see the full text of the "roadmap" that governs how Tehran accounts for its past nuclear work. In a party-line 245-186 vote, members passed the resolution by Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. The non-binding measure declares that Obama has not met the requirements of a law enacted in May giving Congress the opportunity to review any nuclear deal with Iran. Lack of access to the roadmap "makes it impossible for a
  • EXCLUSIVE GOHMERT: HOUSE GOP LEADERSHIP CONSIDERING HOLDING IRAN VOTE ON SEPT. 11, (Shortened)

    09/09/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is furious that House GOP leadership is considering holding a vote on a resolution of disapproval of President Barack Obamas nuclear arms deal with the Islamic Republican of Iran under the terms of the Iran deal constructs put forward in legislation approved earlier this year from Sens. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).
  • House GOP to postpone vote on Iran after member revolt (fight over secret side deals)

    09/09/2015 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/15 11:45 AM EDT | Cristina Marcos and Scott Wong
    House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on the Iran nuclear deal scheduled for Wednesday because of a rebellion from rank-and-file conservatives. The House was to hold a procedural vote to begin 11 hours of debate on a resolution disapproving the deal at 1 p.m. Instead, they will gather at 4 p.m. to discuss strategy. "We will continue the conversation on Iran from this morning and discuss strategy for the rest of the week," a GOP leadership aide said. The House subsequently went into recess shortly after noon once leadership called off the procedural vote. GOP leaders had to change...
  • Revolt: Boehner delays House vote .. Update: New GOP plan in the works

    09/09/2015 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Todays vote has now been delayed and the House GOP caucus will meet at 4 p.m. to find a way forward because John Boehner once again miscalculated the degree of support he had in his own caucus .Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are demanding that the Obama administration send side deals between Iran and international nuclear inspectors to Congress as part of the Iran deal now under consideration. Opponents of the deal have argued that the clock on congressional consideration of the deal has not even begun until these side deals are submitted. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) has...
  • A side agreement could void the Iran deal

    09/06/2015 6:02:26 PM PDT · by rumrunner · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/06/2015 | Mike Pompeo and David B. Rivkin Jr
    Mike Pompeo and David B. Rivkin Washington Post ..... "But the president has not given Congress a key side agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This document describes how key questions about the past military dimensions of Irans nuclear program will be resolved, as well as the precise operational parameters of the verification regime to which Tehran will be subject."
  • Trump and tea party rally against Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol still on, growing in scope

    09/03/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    The upcoming rally at the U.S. Capitol against the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran is still on - and has gained much momentum despite the fact that President Obama has secured enough support in the Senate to prevent Republican forces from blocking it. Some star power is involved. The speakers roster for the event on Wednesday afternoon now includes Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz, Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Mike Pompeo, Ted Yolo; Donald Trump, broadcasters Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, Citizens United founder David Bossie, Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization...
  • GOP Leaders Weigh Pulling Iran Disapproval Resolution

    09/09/2015 9:22:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 9/9/15 | Matt Fuller
    Faced with a potential mutiny on a procedural vote to bring up a disapproval resolution on the Iran nuclear agreement, House GOP leadership is considering delaying the anti-deal vote and taking up different legislation stating that the president has not held up his side of the bargain. GOP leaders emerged from the Republican Conferences weekly meeting Wednesday morning expressing some uncertainty about whether they should proceed with the anti-deal resolution. We had a very healthy conversation with our members this morning, Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters. Certainly some interest amongst the ideas offered by [Rep. Mike] Pompeo and [Rep....
  • House Republicans revolt against Iran vote

    09/09/2015 9:28:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/9/15 | Jake Sherman
    House Republican leaders are facing a revolt by GOP lawmakers over plans to vote on a measure to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal. Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders got an earful Wednesday morning from lawmakers who say President Barack Obama has not disclosed so-called "side deals" between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran, and therefore is crosswise with the law that gives Congress review power over the accord. GOP leaders are likely to change their approach Wednesday, and are now considering a vote on Rep. Peter Roskam's (R-Ill.) resolution that would delay a disapproval vote because...
  • DOD Sec. Says Gitmo Terrorists Need Indefinite Lockup as Obama Tries Closing Prison

    09/04/2015 11:39:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 4, 2015
    While President Obama works to deliver on his longtime promise to close the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba his Defense Secretary offers a jolt of reality; around half of the detaineesthe worlds most dangerous terroristsneed to be locked up indefinitely. So what are the commander-in-chiefs plans for the radical Islamic jihadists currently incarcerated in the top-security compound at the U.S. Naval base in southeast Cuba? The all-star terrorist roster includes 9/11 masterminds Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi as well as Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the Al-Qaeda terrorist charged...
  • Obama Punishes Kansas for De-Funding Planned Parenthood by Cutting Its Title X Funding

    08/28/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 26, 2015
    The Obama administration has punished the state of Kansas for cutting taxpayer funds for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by cutting its federal Title X funding by the same amount. The moves comes at the same time the abortion giant is facing intense criticism over its sales of aborted babies and their body parts. In 2011, pro-life Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill signed into law a bill that would shift funding away from the Planned Parenthood abortion business and stops abortion funding in health insurance programs. The Kansas Senate passed the measure on a 28-10 vote and the state...
  • Wichita police release name in deadly officer-involved shooting

    08/24/2015 4:14:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    kwch.com ^ | 8-24-15 | Anne Meyer
    Wichita police release more details about an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead and an officer hurt. Interim Chief Nelson Mosley said the driver who was killed was 26-year old Nicholas Garner and described the chain of events beginning Saturday at 10:10 p.m. He said that is when the officer made a traffic stop on a silver Prius on W. Kellogg Drive. Mosley said the officer was speaking through an open door of the Prius, when the driver put the vehicle in drive. "Investigators believe that the officer may have tried to stop Mr. Garner from driving to leave...
  • KS: Owner reportedly shoots at burglar; Suspect arrested

    08/22/2015 4:37:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    wibw.com ^ | 20 August, 2015 | Greg Palmer; Nick Viviani
    He said when the burglar started to come toward the owner, he fired a single shot into the ground to stop his advance. The suspect then ran west, got into a pick up with another suspect and took off. Police later found the get-away vehicle in the Hi-Crest neighborhood. After a short pursuit and foot chase, two men were taken in for questioning and one of whom, Marks, was detained. All stolen items were returned to the victim. The TPD said they are still investigating.