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  • Single-party rule at state level is dividing the country

    05/28/2013 6:37:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 5/27/13 | DAVE HELLING
    The Kansas Legislature continues to grind toward a tax agreement today. It’s tempting to snicker at the chambers’ inability to actually pass a budget after working at it for three months, but we should cut lawmakers some slack. Remaking an entire state takes time. Much has been made of the continuing gridlock in our national government, brought on largely by the polarized nature of our two major political parties. Divided national government, in our time, is a recipe for dysfunction. But a much different dynamic is playing out in state governments. There, one-party control is becoming the norm. According to...
  • Heartwrenching 911 Call to Underfunded Sheriff: (AUDIO & VIDEO)

    05/28/2013 6:33:21 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 52 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 28, 2013 | Daniel Terrill
    Earlier this month, an audio recording surfaced of a 911 call coming from Josephine County, Oregon, that illustrates just how bad a situation can get when an area doesn’t have an adequate law enforcement agency or its citizens are ill equipped to protect themselves. In the recording that was published by Oregon Public Broadcasting and occurred in August 2012, a woman asks an emergency services dispatcher for help, explaining that her ex-boyfriend — one who just weeks before beat her so badly that she needed medical attention — was trying to break into her house. The dispatcher told the desperate...
  • Catholic Church's Top Exorcist Claims He Rid World of 160,000 Demons

    05/28/2013 6:31:16 PM PDT · by haffast · 60 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | May 28, 2013|4:19 pm | Leonardo Blair
    The Catholic Church's top exorcist, who claims to have sent 160,000 demons back to hell, says he wants Pope Francis to allow all priests to start performing the ritual to deal with a rising demand for exorcisms from the faithful. Father Gabriele Amorth, 88, who also heads the International Association of Exorcists, told The Sunday Times that he will ask Pope Francis to allow all priests the right to do exorcisms without the church's approval. According to the report, priests currently need special approval from their bishop to perform the rite and it is rarely granted. "I will ask the...
  • Producing ‘Scandal Exhaustion’- That's the Obama administration's apparent strategy.

    05/28/2013 6:20:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-28-2013 | Tom Blumer
    May 28, 2013 Producing ‘Scandal Exhaustion’ That's the Obama administration's apparent strategy. Tom Blumer In discussing the Obama administration’s most recent entries to its already exhaustive roster of scandals, we could start by trying to figure out which one is the most important.The answer, unfortunately, is that each of the three most recent scandals Team Obama has inflicted on the nation is the most important in its own way. There’s Benghazi, where an American ambassador and three other brave Americans were attacked by and died at the hands of al-Qaeda and AQ-inspired terrorists. During the attack, they were denied the...
  • New Jersey: Court Upholds Man Arrested For Visible Gun Case In Car

    05/28/2013 6:19:11 PM PDT · by KOZ. · 125 replies
    www.thenewspaper.com ^ | 5/27/2013 | http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/41/4110.asp
    New Jersey: Court Upholds Man Arrested For Visible Gun Case In Car New Jersey appellate court upholds five-year sentence for ex-cop who was driving with his legally owned guns. Readington TownshipMotorists driving through New Jersey can be subjected to a warrantless search if their luggage is similar in appearance to a gun case, an appellate court ruled last week. The Superior Court's Appellate Division upheld a five year prison sentence against Dustin S. Reininger, a former police officer who was in the process of moving from Maine to Texas when a Readington Township police officer recognized the cases in the...
  • BBC bias towards pro-immigration: 'left-wing Corporation downplaying violence by Islamists'

    05/28/2013 6:19:05 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 41 replies
    DailyMail online (UK homepage) ^ | May 28, 2013 | ALASDAIR GLENNIE
    The BBC gives too much weight to pro-immigration voices and ‘almost totally ignores’ the negative social impact of multiculturalism, a new study has claimed. The corporation suffers from left wing ‘groupthink’ that prevents its journalists from challenging institutional bias and results in pro-immigration ‘propaganda’, according to the research published yesterday. It was also accused of ‘downplaying’ violence by Islamists while being happy to criticise Christianity and report on the activities of other violent extremists. The report, by independent think-tank The New Culture Forum, looked at coverage by BBC news and current affairs programmes since 1997.
  • Lois Lerner personally signed IRS letters seeking info on conservative groups

    05/28/2013 6:16:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | May 28, 2013 | By Lisa Myers, Rich Gardella and Talesha Reynolds
    Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency, according to attorneys representing some of the targeted groups. At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in Washington. Jay Sekulow, an attorney representing 27 conservative political advocacy organizations that applied to the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt status, provided some of the letters to NBC...
  • Obama and the 1917 Espionage Act (Michael Barone)

    05/28/2013 6:13:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    The president uses the overly broad and little-used WWI-era law to go after reporters.There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice DepartmentÂ’s snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox NewsÂ’s James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it...
  • TX:mployee's husband shoots man who allegedly held up check-cashing store

    05/28/2013 6:10:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 27 May, 2013 | NA
    HOUSTON - A suspected robber who tried to hold up an ACE Cash Express in north Houston is in the hospital after he was shot by the husband of one of the store’s employees. Houston police said the attempted robbery was reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday at the store on East Tidwell Road and Airline Drive. "An employee was ambushed at this store,” said Sgt. Francisco Fernandez with the Houston Police Department. “Two males apparently broke in through the roof." Officials said two suspects entered the business through a hole in the roof and waited for employees to show up...
  • WA:In brief: Shop owner fires gun at fleeing armed robber

    05/28/2013 6:06:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    spokesman.com ^ | 28 May, 2013 | Nina Culver
    The owner of a medical marijuana shop in the 600 block of West Garland Avenue fired a shot at an armed robber fleeing the store Monday evening. “We can’t find any indication that anyone was hit,” Spokane police Lt. Bill Drollinger said. Herbal Connections is just two doors down from Garland Tattoo and Piercing, where D.J. Nill works. “I heard something that sounded like a gunshot,” he said. But the robber ran off in the other direction, and employees didn’t see anything, he said. “We didn’t realize what was going on until the cops came up,” fellow employee Larry Shepar...
  • Michigan Democrat Mark Schauer on running for governor: 'I'm ready to work, and I'm ready to win'

    05/28/2013 6:00:51 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 15 replies
    mlive ^ | 5-28-2013 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI -- It's official: Former Congressman Mark Schauer is running for Michigan governor. The Battle Creek Democrat announced his candidacy online Tuesday and filed paperwork with the Michigan Secretary of State establishing a candidate committee, Mark Schauer for Governor, which will allow him to begin raising funds as he seeks the party nomination in 2014. He's the first Democrat to declare for the race and is the clear party favorite to challenge first-term Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who has not yet confirmed his own re-election plans but is widely expected to run. "We need a governor who will protect...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Elementary School Subject Are You? ~ 29 May 2013

    05/28/2013 6:00:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 183 replies
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  • Obama’s “Fast and Furious” Gun-running Scandal Grows

    05/28/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    New American ^ | 05-28-2013 | Alex Newman
    As if there were not already enough scandals plaguing the Obama administration, the federal “Fast and Furious” operation that armed Mexican drug cartels is back in the news after the Justice Department Inspector General released a report blasting a government leak intended to smear a key ATF whistleblower.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 5-28-13

    05/28/2013 5:56:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 5-28-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Immigration Bill Swells to Over One Thousand Pages

    05/28/2013 5:53:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has increased the already-sizable length of the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill to more than a thousand pages during the markup process ... The first version of the bill that was filed by the eight senators--Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ)--totaled 844 pages. An updated version, filed just before the bill went to the committee markup, stretched 867 pages in length. The new bill towers over previous versions in length, clocking in at 1,076 pages. It...
  • Wal-Mart pleads guilty to charges of dumping hazardous waste in California

    SAN FRANCISCO — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged packaging and other problems. The retail giant entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco to misdemeanor counts of violating the Clean Water Act and another environmental law regulating pesticides. The fine also settled Environmental Protection Agency allegations. In Kansas City, Mo., the company pleaded guilty to improperly handling pesticides. The plea agreements ended a nearly decade-old investigation involving...
  • IRS Chief's 118 White House Visits Must Be Explained

    05/28/2013 5:46:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | Editorial
    Scandal: One IRS commissioner visited Obama's White House 118 times in 2010 and 2011. His successor also dropped in often. But under George W. Bush, the tax chief visited once in four years. Time for an audit. IRS Schedule O As the Washington Examiner noted last weekend, ex-commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Douglas Shulman went to the White House some 118 times in 2010 and 2011, while Steven Miller, the acting director who took over from Shulman last November, himself made numerous trips there, White House visitor logs show. Business as usual for one of the most powerful arms...
  • SC homeowner shoots, kills intruder who broke in with shovel, police say

    05/28/2013 5:44:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wbtw.com ^ | 28 May, 2013 | Staff
    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Orangeburg County sheriff's deputies say a homeowner shot and killed a man who broke into a home. Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says 21-year-old DeShawn Randolph used a shovel to break a back window of a home near Orangeburg around 11 p.m. Sunday. Deputies say the homeowner grabbed a gun and shot down the hallway. Randolph was struck and died from his wounds. An autopsy was planned Tuesday. No charges have been filed against the homeowner.
  • FL:Would-be robber shot at West Palm Beach gas station

    05/28/2013 5:42:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    wptv.com ^ | 27 May, 2013 | Laura Santos
    A would-be armed robber was shot by his intended victim Monday afternoon by a West Palm Beach gas station, said Capt. David Bernhardt, spokesman for city police. The man sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is being taken to a local hospital, Bernhardt said. No one else was injured in the 1 p.m. incident at 1229 North Dixie Highway, he said. There is no other information available at this time.
  • Boston bombing suspects' sister faces drug charge

    05/28/2013 5:29:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | May 28, 2013
    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A sister of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects is facing a drug charge in New Jersey. Bella Tsarnaeva pleaded not guilty Tuesday to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Attorney Mario Blanch says Tsarnaeva was arrested in December when police responded to a domestic violence report at her Fairview, N.J., apartment. Her boyfriend, Ahmad Khalil, faces the same charge and also pleaded not guilty.