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    08/04/2015 3:40:52 AM PDT · by Yosemitest
    Many Sources ^ | Aug 4, 2015
    FROM Ballotpedia: What's On The Ballot Mississippi: In Mississippi, voters will cast ballots in contested primaries for seven of 11 executive offices up for election in November, including governor, lieutenant governor and treasurer. Just two of the seven races—those for Mississippi Public Service Commission in the Central and Southern districts—feature no incumbents. Mississippians will also vote in primaries for seats in the Mississippi House of Representatives and Mississippi State Senate. Mississippi State executives See also: Mississippi state executive official elections, 2015 Contested primaries for seven of 11 executive offices up for election in November State legislatures See also: State...
  • IRS commissioner promises not to revoke tax-exempt status of colleges that oppose gay marriage

    08/04/2015 3:35:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/3/15 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    After the Supreme Courts decision on gay marriage, religious leaders feared that religious universities, nonprofits and other institutions could lose their tax-exempt status. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has promised the Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee that his agency would not go after the tax-exempt status of religious colleges and universities that oppose gay marriage. During a hearing Wednesday conducted by the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked Koskinen whether the IRS would not, in the absence of a directive by Congress or by the courts, take action to remove religious schools...
  • Mothers of Children Killed by Illegals Demand Democrats Censure Luis Gutierrez

    08/04/2015 3:30:01 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    The Remembrance Projects director Maria Espinoza, speaking for the family members who lost children to illegal aliens, demanded that Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) be censured for attacking an expert witness testifying to the dangers sanctuary cities pose to Americans. We demand the following immediate course of action: 1. Gutierrez be stripped of his membership on the House Judiciary Committee. 2. Gutierrez be ordered to publicly apologize to Ms. Vaughn and to all American families whose loved ones have had their lives stolen by illegal aliens. 3. Gutierrez meet with five (5) families and personally apologize for his insulting remarks...

    08/04/2015 3:28:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Most of the Republicans attacking Donald Trump are missing the real significance of the Donald and his popularity. A lot of Republicans and independents dont like establishment Republicans. They see them as an entitled elite that talks big but then compromises their principles in order to serve the interests of big business and to get along with their fellow social elites in the other party. They look at a Republican Congresss record so far and see very little legislative pushback against an arrogant, lawless Progressive administration under which the federal Leviathan has waxed ever fatter and more intrusive.
  • The Right Way to Deal with Hypocrisy in the Church

    08/04/2015 3:14:17 AM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 3, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Without a doubt, we the church and its congregants have hurt our witness to the world with our hypocrisy, thereby undercutting our moral and spiritual authority. Why should people listen to us if we preach one thing and do another? How can we expose sin in the society when were practicing sin in the church? On what basis can we speak out against same-sex marriage when weve allowed our own marriages to go to pot? The pedophile priest scandal in the Catholic Church not only inflicted terrible suffering on the boys who were abused, but it also terribly...
  • Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, may have 'delivered favors' for friends, IG finds (grabbed tax dollars)

    08/04/2015 3:11:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies ^ | 8/3/15 | Sarah Westwood
    An IG probe uncovered evidence that Hillary aide, Huma Abedin, took advantage of her special State Dept employment status that involved potential conflicts of interest, and Abedin pocketing overpayments of tax dollars. In a letter to Secy of State John Kerry, Sen. Chuck Grassley (Rep-Iowa), Senate Judiciary Committee chair, said an IG probe suggested Huma Abedin leveraged her State Department job to benefit her two other employers at the time: the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm, Teneo Strategies founded by Doug Band longtime aide to Bill Clinton, which boasted the ex-president as a paid board member when launched in...
  • Police: Tourist from Texas took loaded guns to 9/11 memorial

    08/04/2015 2:56:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | August 3, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said Monday. According to a criminal complaint, Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site Saturday when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon before being released Sunday.
  • Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, John Kasich Disclose Personal Finances; Who Is Rich And Who Is In Debt?

    08/04/2015 1:45:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 3, 2016 | Andrew Perez
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz are millionaires. Their Republican primary opponent Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, may be in debt. The disparity in wealth in the Republican presidential primary was on display Monday, as the Federal Election Commission released personal financial disclosures filed by three of the GOP presidential contenders. The candidates are required to report details about their finances in order to qualify for the first 2016 primary debate, which will be hosted by Fox News in Cleveland on Thursday. Cruz, who has spent most of his life working in government, listed at least $2.1...
  • Suspect in Memphis Police Officers Death Turns Himself In

    08/04/2015 12:31:19 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08/03/2015 | Ashley Southall
    An ex-convict wanted in Tennessee for the murder of a Memphis police officer turned himself in to the authorities on Monday, law enforcement officials said. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, was taken into custody after surrendering to the United States Marshals Office, the Shelby County Sheriffs Office said. Toney Armstrong, the Memphis police director, said Mr. Wilbourn, accompanied by a lawyer, turned himself in and was expected to be arraigned on Tuesday in the shooting of Officer Sean Bolton.
  • Donald Trump: Strengthen Military, Eliminate Affordable Care Act

    08/04/2015 12:30:16 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Daily Political ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | Michael Burg
    With just three days before the first Republican debate, Donald Trump finally started to reveal what his White House administration would focus on if he were to be elected in November of 2016. On Monday, Trump said that his first few items on the agenda if he were elected would be to increase the strength of the U.S. military and to eliminate the Affordable Care Act of President Obama. Trump said that the United States is currently a mess and there are many, many things that need to be done. He said he wanted to build the military up so...
  • Sarah Palin on Donald Trump: Thank God That Hes Running

    08/03/2015 11:33:22 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Aug 2015 | Michelle Moons
    What started it all? Trump had simply said he would love to have former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin serve in an official capacity in the event of a Trump Presidency and this week the Governor herself joined the radio program. Trumps praise for Palin made its way across national and international media and entertainment outlets including CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, Fortune, Time, Washington Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, local outlets, TMZ, E! and Cosmopolitan to name some as the comments went viral. I absolutely respected even more his boldness for being so candid about his opinion of...
  • Should we take Trump seriously?

    08/03/2015 11:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Delaware Gazette ^ | August 4, 2015 | Gary Abernathy
    Is Donald Trump the real deal, or will his presidential quest end up more like that of Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan? My guess is that by the end of the day, The Donald will be a footnote in the 2016 presidential race, done in by his own hubris or some long-buried scandal that you know the national media is working furiously to uncover (or invent). But until that day comes, he certainly is entertaining, and in many ways even refreshing. The refreshing part about Trump is his completely unscripted answers to reporters questions. In the business of politics, the...
  • Debate stage: Voters like Bush, Rubio. A lot dont like Trump (Press tries to grab narrative back?)

    08/03/2015 10:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | August 3, 2015 | David Lightman, McClatchy DC
    Republicans like Jeb Bush. And a lot really dont like Donald Trump. In fact, more than half find Trump a distraction from the primary process, not a serious candidate. With the first Republican presidential debate coming up Thursday, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents personally like Bush, saying they view him favorably rather than unfavorably. Large numbers also like Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee, far more than dislike them. But nearly half dislike Trump, suggesting that the billionaire businessman who leads national Republican polls will have a hard time reaching those personally hostile...
  • Uneven Performances in Trump-less Republican Forum

    08/03/2015 10:00:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | AUG. 3, 2015 | JEREMY W. PETERS and MICHAEL BARBARO
    Jeb Bush stumbled through a familiar question about his brother and father, struggling for the right words as he cracked a joke about duking it out with anyone who questioned the legacy of his aging dad. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey awkwardly said aloud what many have been wondering about his candidacy: Am I washed up? And Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina reached back to the 1990s to attack Hillary Rodham Clintons credibility by dredging up her husbands dishonesty about a sexual affair. Mischievously promising to translate Clinton-speak for the audience, Mr. Graham explained, When Bill says, I...
  • Super PAC Supporting Ted Cruz to Post Internet Ads

    08/03/2015 9:46:54 PM PDT · by VinL · 11 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 78/4/2015 | Maggie Haberman
    One of the super PACs backing Senator Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential contest will begin spending some of the many millions that it has raised. Keep the Promise I, which is one of four similarly named super PACs in a network supporting Mr. Cruz, started this week with two Internet ads as part of what officials with the group described as a seven-figure media expenditure to be spread over the rest of this year. The first spot, Show Me, is a minute-long ad that uses that phrase from a speech Mr. Cruz gave to say that voters should demand...
  • Life is getting tougher for renters, as rent hikes outpace wage gains

    08/03/2015 9:17:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 3, 2015 | Jeff Collins
    New evidence surfaced last week showing that life is getting worse for Americas renters, two news reports said. The Associated Press and Wall Street Journal did a mash-up of two economic reports demonstrating that monthly rents are rising faster than incomes. The online real estate site reported that rents increased 4.3 percent in June from a year earlier in the nation as a whole (and 3 percent in Orange County). Thats double Junes average hourly wage increase of 2 percent reflected in government data, the news outlets reported. Rents are insanely unaffordable on a historical basis in the United...
  • U.S., Turkey Agree to Keep Syrian Kurds Out of Proposed Border Zone

    08/03/2015 8:22:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | DION NISSENBAUM
    ISTANBULThe U.S. and Turkey have reached an understanding meant to assure the Ankara government that plans to drive Islamic State militants from a proposed safe zone in northern Syria wont clear the way for Kurdish fighters to move in. Officials from both countries on Monday disclosed details of the discussions that grew out of Turkeys recent decision to step up its cooperation with the U.S. in the fight against Islamic State. The U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist group has conducted numerous airstrikes over the past year to back the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria, which has proved to be...
  • Federal judge tries to take nuanced approach in terror cases

    08/03/2015 8:19:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The (Minneapolis) Chronicle-Telegram ^ | July 31, 2015 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before a young Somali-American who hadnt previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group. The 6-foot-5 Davis, who can make defendants fidget with his long, drawn-out silences, stressed the gravity of the charges and tried to gauge whether this particular young man was truly dedicated to jihad or simply misguided and a possible candidate for rehabilitation.
  • Man facing drug charges fatally shot in the chest outside of a Mississippi criminal courthouse

    08/03/2015 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Regina F. Graham
    The victim in the shooting has been identified as Kendrick Armond Brown Brown, 32, was waiting outside the courthouse where he was to appear in court on drug charges A suspect has been arrested and is in custody in the county jail It's unclear why the suspect shot Brown, who was a father of two A man who was facing drug charges was fatally shot in the chest outside of a Mississippi criminal courthouse Monday morning.
  • Huntington Park Councilman To Appoint 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners [Lawmakers!]

    08/03/2015 8:12:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    kcalnews ^ | August 03, 2015
    Huntington Park Councilman To Appoint 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners August 3, 2015 HUNTINGTON PARK ( Huntington Park may become the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms. City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission. The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA online producer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents. Huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city...
  • Senators who voted to continue to fund Planned Parenthood

    08/03/2015 8:12:17 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 37 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | 08-03-2015 | T Grimsley
    The Senate voted today on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, which has been in the headlines lately following the release of four undercover videos that reveal, among other horrors, the organizations sale of fetal parts. The bill, which would have stripped half a billion dollars in taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood, fell short of the needed 60 votes and was defeated.
  • Mothers of slain Santa Cruz girl, defendant share their pain

    08/03/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 3, 2015 | Connor Radnovich
    Laura Jordan recalls the scene vividly. It was only hours after 15-year-old Adrian Jerry Gonzalez made his first court appearance in the slaying of 8-year-old Madyson Maddy Jordan Middleton, Jordans daughter. Jordan heard crying near the memorial for her daughter at the Tannery Arts Center courtyard. There, in front of dozens of bouquets, loving cards, stuffed animals and candles, she saw Reggie Factor, Gonzalezs mother, on her knees, inconsolable. Factor wailed, cried to God and screamed that her son was a bad boy, a terrible boy, Jordan said. Why hadnt anyone told her? How could she not have known?

    08/03/2015 7:49:35 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 28 replies
    WMUR/UNH ^ | 8/3/15 | Andrew E. Smith, Ph.D.
    DURHAM, NH – Donald Trump has taken the lead in the New Hampshire Primary race. This marks the first time that any Republican candidate has held a statistically significant lead in the Granite State. Trump is an extremely divisive candidate within the party as he is the candidate that New Hampshire Republicans say they are least likely to vote for. These findings are based on the latest WMUR Granite State Poll,  conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Seven hundred and twenty-two (722) randomly selected New Hampshire adults were interviewed by landline and cellular telephone between July...
  • Farrakhan Incites DEADLY Civil War Of Mass Proportions Watch Men In The Congregation React

    08/03/2015 7:47:47 PM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 44 replies
    conservativebyte ^ | 8/3/15 | conservativebyte
    Farrakhan is stirring the masses for an event of large proportions to take place in Washington D.C. Not only is he asking for people to die for this event, but he is seeking them out specifically and telling them they must do so because of a tyrannical nation. His event called the 1 Million Man March is scheduled for 10-10-15. (an excerpt from the message delivered July 30, 2015 in Miami at Mt. Zion Baptist Church)
  • All This for .01 Degrees Celsius?

    08/03/2015 7:46:38 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 18 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | August 3, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    As the president reveals his plan to reduce greenhouse gases to save us from an apocalyptic atmosphere, I wish to remind people of three things: 1.) The true hockey stick of the fossil fuel era: Global progress in total population, personal wealth and life expectancy. This is truly amazing. To show how fossil fuels played a roll in expanding the global pie, there are many more people alive today living longer and enjoying a higher GDP. One has to wonder if someone against fossil fuels is simply anti-progress. Ironic since many in the camp of anthropogenic global warming like to...
  • Shakeup expected for Turkish military leadership

    08/03/2015 7:45:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 8/4/15 | Metin Gurcan
    The first week of August is of critical importance for the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). The High Military Council (HMC) that will decide the high-level new appointments and promotions in the TSK will meet in Ankara on Aug. 3-5 under Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. This session is considered pivotal for Turkey, which has been in political turmoil since the June 7 general elections and has now plunged into a two-front struggle against the Islamic State (IS) and the Kurdistan Workers Party, making security the overriding consideration in the country. Although the annual August meetings of the HMC are always followed...
  • Seven Minneapolis teens charged with assaulting homeless men in in Wichita, Kan.

    08/03/2015 7:45:16 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 8-3-15 | Jim Paulsen
    Seven young males from a Minneapolis basketball Amateur Athletic Union program were arrested and charged with misdemeanors in Wichita, Kan., after assaulting at least three homeless people in downtown Wichita over the weekend, police said. The young males, ages 12 to 18, were in Wichita to play in the Mid America Youth Basketball championships. They were staying in a downtown hotel and were walking the streets when the assaults occurred on Sunday night. The young males play for Urban Stars Athletics, an arm of Urban Ventures, a nonprofit organization that assists inner-city families in poverty. The assaults started with people...
  • Another poll, another huge and growing Trump lead

    08/03/2015 7:37:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08/01/2015 | Philip Bump
    The Fix Another poll, another huge and growing Trump lead By Philip Bump August 3 at 8:00 PM It seems like only this morning that we were updating our "state of the debate" graphic and talking about how John Kasich was pretty secure in his position and how the center of gravity in the 2016 Republican race was Donald Trump in about every sense of the phrase. It seems like it was only this morning, because it was only this morning. Now there's a new national poll -- this time from Fox News, hosts of the Thursday debate...
  • Gulf Arab States Voice Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/03/2015 7:37:39 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 3 2015 | Jay Solomon and Carol E Lee
    Gulf Arab states publicly backed the Obama administrations nuclear agreement with Iran, giving the White House a potentially important diplomatic win as it seeks to build support for its signature foreign policy initiative. The positive response from the Gulf Cooperation Councilcomposed of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrainfollowed months of intense lobbying by the White House that included offers of increased arms sales, intelligence-sharing and military training.
  • New South Wales to create Ministry of Truth

    08/03/2015 7:32:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Register ^ | 8/4/15 | Simon Sharwood
    Whole-of-government data analytics centre will fight crime and expanding waistlines The Australian State of New South Wales has created a whole-of-government data analytics centre.Innovation and better regulation minister Victor Dominello announced the centre yesterday, proclaiming that Data is one of the greatest assets held by government, but when its buried away in bureaucracy it is of little value. Whether its tackling crime, combatting obesity or addressing housing affordability, we cannot hope to develop solutions to the long-term challenges that our state faces without an effective whole-of-government data sharing platform, he added.A specialist government steering committee is figuring out just what...
  • Donald Trump on things 2016

    08/03/2015 7:31:35 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    Hugh Hewitt Blog ^ | 8/3/2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    HH: Morning Glory and Evening grace America. Its Hugh Hewitt. It is the week that the campaign officially begins so I begin with the biggest interview you can have this week, the biggest name on the stage, the highest polling person in America, Donald Trump. Just back from Great Britain, Donald Trump, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show. DT: Hello Hugh.
  • IS selling captured women, kids as sex slaves: UN official [with a price list]

    08/03/2015 7:24:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Islamic State is circulating a slave price list for captured women and children, Bloomberg reported, citing a senior United Nations official.The official, Zainab Bangura, said that on a trip to Iraq in April she was given a copy of an IS pamphlet, which included the list, showing that captured children as young as one year old fetch the highest price. The bidders include both the groups own fighters and wealthy Middle Easterners.Bangura, who is the UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict and was also in Jordan and Turkey, said she has verified that the document came from IS...
  • Manhunt For N.J. Priest Accused Of Raping Teen, Then Hiding In Plain Sight

    08/03/2015 7:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Patch ^ | July 30, 2015 | Tom Davis
    In 2008, unbeknownst to authorities in New Jersey, the priest took a job as a high school teacher after disappearing for several years.Law enforcement is still looking for information regarding the whereabouts of a New Jersey priest who has been allegedly hiding in plain sight since he was accused of raping a 15-year-old boy more than a decade ago. The Archdiocese of Newark said Manuel Gallo Espinoza, 51, who served as a visiting priest in New Jersey, apparently fled to his native Ecuador after he was suspended him from ministry - but has re-emerged in the United State since then,...
  • Police Arrest New Jersey Scoutmaster, 68, for Alleged Child Sex Abuse

    08/03/2015 7:14:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    WCAU ^ | 7/30/15 | Zack Becker
    A 68-year-old man who worked as an assistant scoutmaster of a New Jersey boy scout troop has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing children, according to the Cape May City Police Department.Frank L. "Sandy" Thomson, of Cape May City, was an assistant scoutmaster with a Boy Scout Troop in West Cape May at the time of his arrest. Thompson was also serving as the treasurer at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Cape May. Thomson is charged with aggravated sexual contact, luring/enticing a child and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. On July 16, a tipster called the...
  • Man claimed he rammed St. Louis police car 'for the black people,' charges say

    08/03/2015 6:57:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8/3/15 | Joel Currier
    A Bellefontaine Neighbors man was charged Sunday with ramming a St. Louis squad car and injuring two city officers on Friday night. Kevin Labriado, 48, of the 1500 block of Comet Drive, was charged Sunday with two counts of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and child endangerment. (snip) Labriado tried to drive off but struck a city fire hydrant, court records say. Police grabbed him, and as they were arresting him, Labriado yelled several times that "This is for the black people!" Several other people were in the car with Labriado at the time, including his 5-year-old daughter,...
  • Obama detains 27 Christian asylum seekers [proves he's serious about illegal aliens]

    08/03/2015 6:55:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 8/3/15 | Leo Hohmann
    <p>More than two dozen Iraqi Chaldean Christians forced from their homes by ISIS have been detained at an ICE detention center in California for six months after crossing the border from Mexico.</p> <p>The San Diego Union reported July 31 that 20 of the 27 Chaldeans at the Otay Detention Center in Otay Mesa, California, have American family members living in Southern California who are willing to sponsor them.</p>
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Speaks at Freedom Partners Policy Leaders Series 2015 (Koch Forum- Video)

    08/03/2015 6:50:26 PM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/2015 | Pam Key
    This weekend Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at the Koch Brothers-sponsored Freedom Partners Policy Leaders Series 2015. The three-day summit featured on-stage interviews by POLITICOs chief White House correspondent Mike Allen.
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal cancels Planned Parenthood contract in wake of videos

    08/03/2015 6:46:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/3/15 | Stephen Dinan
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal canceled Planned Parenthoods Medicaid contract with his state Monday, moving to strip the organization of funding in the wake of disturbing undercover videos that appeared to show employees haggling over selling fetal tissue obtained from abortions.Mr. Jindal said the videos showed Planned Parenthood workers admitting they engaged in late-term abortions and did them to try to leave fetus body parts as intact as possible so they could be sold later.He said his state health department believes Planned Parenthoods local affiliates could be breaking laws that prohibit groups that take funding from encouraging women to have abortions.Planned...
  • Report cites 'Latinization of U.S.,' warns of 'backlash' against whites

    08/03/2015 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    A study of the growing Hispanic immigrant population declares that the country is on the verge of the "Latinization of the United States," a "browning of America" that by 2050 will be 29 percent Latino and politically influential. Published in the authoritative journal "Ethnicities," the immigration analysis by two California experts noted that while big states such as California and Florida are home to most Hispanics, there has been a recent growth surge exceeding 300 percent of mostly Mexicans to Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arkansas. The analysis is focused on how to economically handle the surge...
  • Planned Parenthoods Lame Defenses

    08/03/2015 6:42:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/3/15 | David French
    After days of reeling from the most macabre revelations of the Center for Medical Progresss undercover videos from talk of less crunchy abortions, to the news that a lot of people want liver, to clinic employees staring at dismembered human remains and exclaiming another boy Planned Parenthoods defenders are launching their counterattacks. There was of course no way that Planned Parenthood would go quietly. Theyve got the full support of a president who asks Gods blessings on the nations most prolific abortionists and the fanatical devotion of the sexual revolutionaries in the Democratic party, the academy, and the...
  • Planned Parenthood Survives Abortion in Senate

    08/03/2015 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    Planned Parenthood survived a procedural vote Monday in the U.S. Senate on a bill to defund the organization, after a series of undercover videos emerged to suggest that the organization may have been willing to sell fetal organs from late-term abortions to tissue companies. The vote for cloture was 53-46, meaning that it fell well shy of the 60 votes needed to end debate and proceed to a vote. The vote was largely along partisan lines, with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) 28% crossing over to vote with Democrats, and Sens. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) 7% and Joe Manchin (D-WV) voting...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Should Not Rest Until We Have Done Everything in Our Power to Protect the Lives...

    08/03/2015 6:35:01 PM PDT · by Isara · 80 replies ^ | August 3, 2015
    Sen. Cruz: We Should Not Rest Until We Have Done Everything in Our Power to Protect the Lives of Unborn Children Calls for continued effort to defund Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tonight issued the following statement after S.1881, a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood, failed to reach the 60-vote threshold required for cloture: "Last week, the Senate had an opportunity to stop the unconscionable use of taxpayer funds to murder unborn children. Instead, Republican leadership blocked a recorded vote on amendments to defund Planned Parenthood. "Although the effort to reach cloture...
  • White House confident Dems will back Iran deal

    08/03/2015 6:27:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/15 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House expressed confidence Monday that the House could sustain a presidential veto of a congressional resolution of disapproval against the Iran nuclear deal. We do feel confident that, if faced with the choice of sustaining the presidents veto of a resolution of disapproval, that weve got enough support in the House of Representatives to sustain that veto, press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday. That is one of the strongest statements yet from the White House that it believes it could defeat an effort by Republicans in Congress to kill the agreement. Earnests comments came on the same day...
  • Anonymous hacktivists deface Donald Trump's website with a tribute to Jon Stewart

    08/03/2015 6:22:59 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 18 replies
    msn ^ | 8/3/2015 | Deli Cameron
    <p>A group of Anonymous hacktivist have apparently broken into Donald Trumps corporate website for a strange reason.</p> <p>The hacktivists, known as Telecomix Canada, allegedly broke into the site,, to leave behind a tribute to The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on a defaced page.</p>
  • CNNs Tapper to WH: Maybe You Should Watch the PP Vids

    08/03/2015 6:20:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/3/15 | Ian Hanchett
    CNNs The Lead host Jake Tapper told White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest somebody at the White House should maybe watch the videos during an interview on Planned Parenthood on Monday.Tapper asked Earnest if he was contending that nothing in the videos bothers you and anyone in the White House. Earnest answered, Ive got to tell you, these videos are were released because of their shock value. And theres no doubt thats what depicted on these videos is shocking. I know that, based on the news reports that Ive read about the videos, I havent actually looked at them,...
  • 'Too many white people' in Pittsburgh?

    08/03/2015 6:17:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    TRIBLIVE ^ | Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 p.m. | By Colin McNickle
    Did you know that there are too many white people in Pittsburgh? That's what the deputy director of the Allegheny County Department of Health's Bureau of Public Policy and Community Relations told My two main gripes (about Pittsburgh) are: too many white people and not enough public transportation, Abby Wilson is quoted as saying in a July 20 profile written by Gina Mazza. Ms. Wilson also cited Pittsburgh's homogeneity and provincialism that accompany working here. Wilson's comments were part of Ms. Mazza's profile of four movers and shakers who have recently returned to Pittsburgh on a site that touts...
  • Could Koch brothers take out Donald Trump?

    08/03/2015 6:07:23 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 3 2015 | CNN
    Dana Point, California (CNN)Donald Trump wasn't invited to address some 450 top conservative donors who gathered here at a lush oceanfront hotel for a policy-focused retreat hosted by the Koch brothers and their powerful political network.
  • Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last by leaked Snowden files

    08/03/2015 6:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Register ^ | August 2, 2015 | Duncan Campbell
    I stepped from the warmth of our source's London flat. That February night in 1977, the air was damp and cool; the buzz of traffic muted in this leafy north London suburb, in the shadow of the iconic Alexandra Palace. A fellow journalist and I had just spent three hours inside, drinking Chianti and talking about secret surveillance with our source, and now we stood on the doorstep discussing how to get back to the south coast town where I lived. Events were about to take me on a different journey. Behind me, sharp footfalls broke the stillness. A squad...
  • Fiorina: 'Close the government down' to stop Planned Parenthood

    08/03/2015 6:01:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/3/15 | Al Weaver
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Monday that Congress should shut down the government if necessary to defund Planned Parenthood. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO agreed with a group of GOP senators, including fellow 2016 candidate Ted Cruz, that the abortion provider should lose its taxpayer funding. "If it comes down to closing the government down or funding Planned Parenthood, what should the Republicans in the Congress do?" Hewitt asked the presidential hopeful. "They should close the government down," Fiorina said flatly. "The point is this, however, we have a long way...
  • Trump: Harvard students 'fraudsters and liars'

    08/03/2015 5:51:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/15
    The Trump campaign is hitting back at the Harvard students who pulled an elaborate prank on the Republican presidential candidate, convincing him that he had been endorsed by the schools student paper. The students who perpetrated this are fraudsters and liars, but frankly it was a waste of only a few minutes, Donald Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill. Trump was tricked by members of The Harvard Lampoon masquerading as Harvard Crimson staffers into a photo op, under the guise that he was being endorsed by the paper. In reality, the endorsement was part of an ongoing prank war...