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  • US to soon allow spouse of H-1B visa holder to work in America

    04/08/2014 5:02:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Times of India ^ | 4/8/14 | Times of India
    Aimed at attracting the world's best and brightest, the US will soon come out with a series of policy initiatives and changes in the existing rules including allowing the spouses of H-1B visas to work in America. In a statement, the White House said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several proposed rules that will make the US more attractive to talented foreign entrepreneurs and other high-skill immigrants who will contribute substantially to the US economy, create jobs, and enhance American innovative competitiveness. "These proposed regulations include rules authorizing employment for spouses of certain high-skill workers...
  • Field Poll: Californians like Obama much more than rest of nation does

    04/08/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Josh Richman
    As President Barack Obama's job approval ratings continue to flounder nationwide, he can still look to California for affirmation. A new Field Poll found 53 percent of California voters approve of Obama's job performance while 41 percent disapprove. That's nearly the opposite of the nation as a whole, where an average of major polls now finds a 53 percent disapproval and 43 percent approval -- not his all-time low, but nothing to brag about either. Among California Democrats, 80 percent approve of Obama's job performance and 15 percent disapprove; among Republicans, 80 disapprove and 16 percent approve. Nonpartisans and third-party...
  • Report: Obama To Attend Dem Fundraiser In Texas Same Day As Fort Hood Memorial

    04/08/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week’s shooting rampage. The memorial is also the same day Obama will reportedly attend a Democratic fundraiser in Houston for House and Senate candidates. The Associated Press obtained an invitation to the April 9 event where tickets start at $16,200 a person and go up to $64,800 for a couple. Democratic leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are also expected to attend. The AP reports that the money raised at the fundraiser will go to
  • U.S. will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50

    04/08/2014 4:54:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | ROBERT BURNS
    The resulting launch-ready total of 400 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles would be the lowest deployed ICBM total since the early 1960s. The decisions come after a strong push by members of Congress from the states that host missile bases - North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana - to not eliminate any of the silos from which the missiles would be launched. Fifty silos will be kept in “warm” status - empty of missiles but capable of returning to active use. Sen. John Tester, a Montana Democrat, called the Pentagon’s announcement “a big win for our nation’s security and for Malmstrom...
  • Innocent Man Freed After 25 Years in Prison

    04/08/2014 4:52:27 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst and Roseanne Colletti
    An innocent man who spent nearly a quarter century in prison for a murder he did not commit walked out of a Brooklyn courtroom with his freedom and his mother by his side Tuesday. Jonathan Fleming, now 51 years old, was in tears as he hugged his lawyers and family Tuesday after his conviction was thrown out by a judge. "I feel like the time I felt when he was born and the nurse bring him to me," said Patricia Fleming, the mother of the wrongly jailed man. "That's how happy I was." From the start, Fleming proclaimed his innocence...
  • (RAT) Lawmaker Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

    04/08/2014 4:43:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 4/08/14
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption and an alleged organized crime syndicate based in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Yee entered his pleas in federal court to one count of conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and illegally import firearms; one count of conspiring to defraud citizens of honest services; and six counts of engaging in a scheme to defraud citizens of honest services. The San Francisco Democrat is accused of conspiring...
  • Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail

    04/08/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Corruption: A House panel votes this week to formally ask the DOJ to pursue criminal charges against former IRS employee Lois Lerner. It is time someone in this administration were held accountable for something. A staff report by House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa reveals testimony by IRS agents that the IRS has not deliberately targeted progressive groups. Now comes word that the House Ways and Means Committee is sending a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder accusing former IRS director of tax-exempt organizations Lois Lerner of committing at least three crimes in the IRS's targeting tea party and other...
  • Obama Moral Compass Changes on Iraq

    04/08/2014 4:39:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 4/7 | Adil E Shamoo
    in a speech in Brussels on March 26, President Barack Obama rejected Vladimir Putin's assertions regarding the wrongs of the United States invasion of Iraq. Rhetoric aside, the Russian president has no moral standing for the invasion and annexation of Crimea. Nevertheless it is important to look at Obama's own moral arguments in justifying an invasion that a majority of US citizens regard as a major US foreign policy disaster. Putin called into question the legitimacy of the coalition behind the Iraq invasion by pointing out that president George W Bush declared, "If you are not with us, you are...
  • Husband of Woman Caught Canoodling With Vance McAllister Says 'He Has Wrecked My Life'; Will Divorce

    04/08/2014 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Heath Peacock, 34, the husband of Melissa Hixon Peacock, 33, who was caught on video canoodling with her boss, Vance McAllister, 40, a GOP congressman from Louisiana who touts his Christian faith, says the incident has "wrecked" his life and he and his wife who has since been fired are now heading for divorce. "I'm just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I'm going to wake up here in a minute and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,"...
  • Saltz on George W. Bush's Painterly Promise Unfulfilled

    04/08/2014 4:31:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/8 | Jerry Saltz
    When I look at the paintings of George W. Bush, it’s like seeing an incubus on America, as freakish and off-putting as his presidency was. Yet the art critic in me has to grant that if I stumbled on three or four of Bush's paintings in a flea market by an anonymous artist, I'd snap them right up. The first batch of his paintings we saw, in 2012, were of landscapes, churches, Bush himself in the bathtub, and other scenes, and I liked them for their sheer weird obliviousness, their zonked-out earnest attempts at figuration, the odd feel for form...
  • Army's ban on dreadlocks, other styles seen as offensive to some African-Americans

    04/08/2014 4:31:07 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | Halimah Abdullah
    Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist. The Army's regulations stipulate such guidance as hair "must be of uniform dimension, small in diameter (approximately Ľ inch), show no more than 1/8 (inch) of the scalp between the braids." Dreadlocks "against the scalp or free-hanging" are banned. "Unkempt" or "matted" braids and cornrows are also considered dreadlocks and "are not authorized," according to the regulations that were updated this month. It's that type of language, words like "unkempt" and...
  • US Contractor Greystone Denies Its ‘Mercenaries’ in Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/8/2014 | Kirit Radia, James Gordon Meek, Lee Ferran and Ali Weinberg
    The Russian government today claimed there are more than 100 American 'mercenaries' from a defense contracting company disguised as Ukrainian troops in the embattled former Soviet nation, a claim the American firm and top U.S. officials deny. ... The latest news relesae from Greystone, as posted on a company blog, is from September 2012, titled "New business in Russia" and simply says the company "provided executive protection services in Russia." In April 2012, the company announced it had been awarded a similar contract in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. ...
  • Primary Challenger Airs First Ad Against ‘Liberal’ Boehner Ally (Idaho alert)

    04/08/2014 4:23:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 8, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    Attorney Bryan Smith went on the air with a new television ad calling his primary rival, Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, a “liberal.” Smith is challenging Simpson, an eight-term incumbent and top ally of Speaker John A. Boehner, for the 2nd District in one of the cycle’s top primary battles. Smith also boasts the backing of several conservative outside groups, including the Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund. The spot features an edited clip of Simpson saying, “Let me tell you about earmarks. I’ve always been a supporter of earmarks.” The Smith campaign has reserved $25,000 in the Twin Falls...
  • U.S. has not determined legal authority to delay Obamacare mandate

    04/08/2014 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/08/14 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. administration has not determined whether it has legal authority to delay Obamacare's individual mandate, which requires most Americans to enroll in health insurance or pay a tax penalty, a senior Treasury official said on Tuesday. Mark Iwry, senior adviser to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, told U.S. lawmakers the administration sees no reason for delay given that the law allows for exemptions and provides financial assistance for those unable to afford health coverage on their own. He said the provision also underpins reforms that protect sick people from discriminatory market practices. "If we don't believe that...
  • Vance McAllister Kissing Video Could Prompt Flood of GOP Challengers

    04/08/2014 4:19:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 8, 2014 | Emily Cahn
    Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister’s days in Congress could be numbered. No matter whether the Louisiana Republican resigns after asking for forgiveness for an extramarital affair, Republican operatives said at least four members of his own party could look to challenge McAllister this fall. In Louisiana, candidates have until Aug. 22 to file the necessary paperwork for a bid, and all candidates who qualify for the ballot run on Election Day in November. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the race kicks to a runoff in December between the two top vote recipients. McAllister, first elected on Nov....
  • Gov. Scott Walker looks to finish his college degree

    04/08/2014 4:07:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 8, 2014 | By LINDSEY BOERMA
    Gov. Scott Walker is going back to school. A spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Republican says Walker is looking to sew up a degree he abandoned 24 years ago when he was a senior at Milwaukee's Marquette University and left to accept a position with the American Red Cross. Walker explained his struggle in finishing up his college education: "I kept thinking I'd go back, got married, had one kid, had another kid, next thing you know," he said, "you're worrying more about paying for your kids' college education than you are for your own."
  • Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

    04/08/2014 4:07:26 PM PDT · by sergeantdave · 55 replies
    FOX news ^ | April 7, 2014 | FOX news
    For 20 years, a tough-as-leather Nevada rancher and the federal government have been locked in a bitter range war over cattle grazing rights. This weekend the confrontation got worse, when the feds hired contract cowboys to start seizing Cliven Bundy's cattle, which have been grazing on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The government officials brought a show of force that included dozens of armed agents in SUVs and helicopters. Bundy, 67, who has been a rancher all his life, accuses BLM of stampeding over on his rights. “This is a lot bigger deal than just my...
  • Bass Pro Shops sued for ‘a worthless class’ on concealed carry

    04/08/2014 4:07:20 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    Southtown Star ^ | 04/08/2014 | George Slefo
    A Joliet man is suing Bass Pro Shops for falsely advertising “a worthless class” that failed to meet the required training hours to obtain an Illinois concealed carry permit, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. Ambrose attended the class after seeing an advertisement in October 2013 inside a Bolingbrook Bass Pro Shops called, “Illinois Concealed Carry Permit Class,” the lawsuit said. The classes were such a failure, however, that the Illinois State Police issued a news release April 1 stating that Andel was no longer approved to train Illinois Concealed Carry Curricula and that all of his 327 applicants were...
  • Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/8/2014
    Russia claimed Tuesday that 150 specialists from an American private military group are in eastern Ukraine, the region where pro-Russia protesters are clashing with government forces. A woman who identified herself as an employee of the group, the security contracting company Greystone, declined comment. She also declined to provide her name. Greystone, on its website, identifies itself as a “provider of aviation and protective support services and training” formerly part of Xe Services, the security contracting company once known as Blackwater. A statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Americans were wearing the uniforms of Sokol, a Ukrainian...
  • The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene

    04/08/2014 4:00:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    WashPost ^ | April 7 at 10:18 am | By Kyle Dropp, Joshua D. Kertzer and Thomas Zeitzoff
    Since Russian troops first entered the Crimean peninsula in early March, a series of media polling outlets have asked Americans how they want the U.S. to respond to the ongoing situation. Although two-thirds of Americans have reported following the situation at least “somewhat closely,” most Americans actually know very little about events on the ground — or even where the ground is.
  • Matt Bevin: Mitch McConnell Is A Bully With A Thirty-Year ‘Machiavellian Death-Grip’

    04/08/2014 3:51:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Caleb Howe
    Last week, FreedomWorks hosted #FreePAC Kentucky, a grassroots rally and gathering that featured excellent speakers and a fired up base. One of the most popular speakers was Senate candidate and Mitch McConnell primary-foe Matt Bevin. I had the chance to speak with him after the even for a few quick questions. “For thirty years, nobody has wanted to run against this guy. For thirty years he has been a bully who has intimidated people, and he has had this Machiavellian death-grip on people, and he has caused people to live in fear. But this our government, we pay his salary,...
  • “Islam for Journalists”: Journalists for Sharia censorship

    04/08/2014 3:50:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/8/2014 | Robert Spencer
    “A commitment to press freedom is in my blood,” Lawrence Pintak insists in Islam for Journalists, which has been heartily endorsed by Hamas-linked CAIR. Then he proceeds to qualify his commitment to press freedom right out of existence. Referring to the Muhammad cartoons and the Muslim riots that followed them, he says that “many Muslim journalists simply couldn’t understand why Western news organizations would republish the offensive images just because” of a legal right, for “journalism is not supposed to be a weapon”; it is meant “to inform, not inflame.”This amounts to an endorsement of the idea that Western journalists...
  • U.S. defense chief gets earful as China visit exposes tensions

    04/08/2014 3:50:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Yahoo/Rueters ^ | 4-8-2014 | Phil Stewart
    Tensions between China and the United States were on full display on Tuesday as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faced questions in Beijing about America's position in bitter territorial disputes with regional U.S. allies. Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan, standing side-by-side with Hagel, called on the United States to restrain ally Japan and chided another U.S. ally, the Philippines. Then, Hagel was sharply questioned by Chinese officers at the National Defense University. One of them told Hagel he was concerned that the United States was stirring up trouble in the East and South China Sea because it feared someday "China will...
  • Impeachment push revs up to do battle

    04/08/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by progunner · 20 replies
    Tea Party ^ | April 8, 2014 | Tea Party
    Impeach Obama Tea Party.org ExclusiveAmerica’s mainstream media may be able to push issues like impeachment and Barack Obama’s eligibility for the presidency off the table and off the newsstand, but they can’t push it off our country’s highways and byways, reports WND.Overpasses for America (formerly known as Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment) is gearing up again to take the message front and center to America’s motorists.WND has reported that Overpasses for America raised a ruckus back in October. At that time the organization teamed up with truckers to blow into Washington, D.C., as a way of protesting what they call extra-constitutional...
  • Obama aunt who stayed in US illegally dies at 61

    04/08/2014 3:43:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    AP/Washington Times ^ | 4/8/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61. Onyango, whose immigration status was reported by The Associated Press days before Obama’s election in 2008, had been treated in recent months for cancer and respiratory problems, Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong said. She died in a Boston rehabilitation center, said Wong, who represented her in her immigration case. Onyango, a half-sister of Obama’s late father, moved from Kenya to the U.S. in 2000 and was denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004. She remained in...
  • Senate miracle: Cruz-backed bill unanimously approved

    04/08/2014 3:35:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Senate unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz Monday night, which would block known terrorists from getting visas to enter the United States as U.N. ambassadors. He thanked several senators by name on the Senate floor he said were “instrumental in the passage,” including Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat and a very unlikely ally. Iran’s newest U.N. ambassador, Hamid Aboutalebi, was an active participant in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days in Tehran. He was appointed earlier this year by Iranian President Hasan Rouhani. Shchumer said in a statement...
  • Democrats hope equal pay issue will mobilize women voters

    04/08/2014 3:35:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Lindsay Wise and David Lightman
    A Democratic blitz this week for new orders and laws promising equal pay for women is a key agenda item the party hopes will boost turnout this fall among its most loyal voters. President Barack Obama signed two executive actions, which will bar federal contractors from retaliating against employees for comparing salaries and require contractors to report compensation data to the government by gender and race. A McClatchy analysis in January found that women employees at the White House make 91 cents for every dollar men make. The female share of the federal workforce also has declined under Obama, while...
  • How to hit Mozilla Financially and still keep their browser(Caveat)

    04/08/2014 3:32:04 PM PDT · by Vendome · 58 replies
    Vanity | 4/08/2014 | Vendome
    So I'm watching this whole "Firefox" uninstall effort going on, with some amusement. Y'all should understand that Google and Firefox have ways of winning even if you uninstall Firefox. I'll cover that in the body of my thread below
  • Carney Suggests Republicans are like Racists

    04/08/2014 3:29:57 PM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 8, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama and his aides are up to their usual deeply unpresidential vitriol, suggesting evil motives on the part of Republicans for opposing Obama’s agenda. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today compared Republican opponents of the Paycheck Fairness Act to “conservatives” who fought civil rights legislation. Carney spoke today at the White House briefing: "Republicans object to this strenuously using the same arguments that conservatives used when they objected to very bit of progress made on civil rights for women and minorities over the past many decades. And they were wrong then, and they are wrong now." Actually, Republicans...
  • Eric Holder refers Congress to Treasury for legal basis of Obamacare delays (Pelosi knew)

    04/08/2014 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/08/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder told a House panel that lawmakers interested in knowing the legal basis for President Obama's delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate should look to the Treasury Department for answers. "The Treasury Department had looked at it and determined that there was a legal basis [for the mandate delay]," Holder told Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "I think I would refer you to that document," he also said when asked for Justice Department analysis. Holder said that the Justice Department generally does not disclose the legal analyses provided to the...
  • Former Obama Official’s Paycheck Fairness Talking Points Demolished in CNN Brawl

    04/08/2014 3:28:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/8/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic operative and a former White House communications director in Barack Obama‘s administration, did not perform all that well when tasked with defending the president’s election year push for a variety of remedies to the issue equal pay for women. To the extent that this an issue at all, which Dunn failed to prove, she also was unable to demonstrate that the White House’s proposed solutions would even address the issue without creating new, far more tangible problems for employers and employees alike in the process. After CNN host Jake Tapper noted that it is already...
  • Lone Female Democratic Governor Celebrates #EqualPayDay

    04/08/2014 3:25:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-8-2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Lone Female Democratic Governor Celebrates #EqualPayDay Andrew Stiles // April 8, 2014 5:01 pm New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D), fourth from left. New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan (D) celebrated “Equal Pay Day” on Tuesday: Governor Hassan Proclaims Equal Pay Day, Urges Support for New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act http://t.co/FcVQiPlJZM— Gov. Maggie Hassan (@GovernorHassan) April 8, 2014 Of the 21 Democratic state governors, Hassan is the only woman. From the Democratic Governors Association website:There are four times as many female Republican governors:Women are amazing. Why do Democrats hate them so much?
  • Bill Kristol: Bush-Clinton Presidential Race Not Likely

    04/08/2014 3:22:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wanda Carruthers
    It's not likely the race for president in 2016 will pit former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol predicted. "I'm willing to go out on a limb," Kristol told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "I think there's no way there will be a Bush-Clinton race in 2016."
  • Police: Burglary suspects pocket-dialed 911

    04/08/2014 3:22:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 8, 2014
    MAPLEWOOD, Minn. -- Two Minnesota burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime. Officers arrived to see two men leaving the building wearing dark clothing. One carried a television, the other a box.
  • Moroccan arrested for bomb plot able to stay in US by lying to immigration officials

    04/08/2014 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/2014 | Caroline May
    The Moroccan man facing criminal charges for allegedly planning to use remote-control planes to bomb a university building and federal building was able to remain in the United States by lying to immigration officials.El Mehdi Semlali Fathi was able to avoid a final order of removal last year — after remaining in the country for seven years after his visa expired — by claiming a fear of persecution based on his political beliefs, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit.“There is probable cause to believe, and I do believe that FATHI’s application for withholding of removal status was obtained...
  • NBC leans forward toward union-busting, NLRB says

    04/08/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/08/14 | Sean Higgins
    National Labor Relations Board members ruled Monday that NBC Universal, the parent company of the namesake TV network and the cable news channel MSNBC, was illegally refusing to deal with its employees' union, the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. It ordered the company to "cease and desist" avoiding the union. "[T]he Respondent has been failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith with the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of its unit employees and has engaged in unfair labor practices," ruled a three-member NLRB majority. The announcement is ironic given that MSNBC has remade itself as a liberal...
  • Rove to Jeb Bush: Maybe tone it down with the “illegal immigration is an ‘act of love’” bit

    04/08/2014 3:17:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    The clip comes from Politico but the translation comes from Mark Krikorian: Karl Rove to Jeb Bush: Wait til _after_ the election to say what you really think http://t.co/Dk3JXnjhmj— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) April 8, 2014 The weirdest thing to me about Jeb’s “act of love” comment is that, as recently as last year, he was positioning himself as some sort of hardliner on the citizenship issue. Remember? No citizenship for illegals, he said; permanent residency is fine but to grant them full citizen privileges would offend the rule of law. Fast-forward a year and now lawbreaking is an act of...
  • Surprise: Obama Administration Again Delays Obamacare's Medicare Cuts

    04/08/2014 3:09:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Guy Benson
    obody -- and I mean nobody -- should be surprised by this: Amid heavy pressure from insurers, lawmaker and advocates, the Obama administration has backed off proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage for the second year in a row. They’ll rise by 0.4 percent in 2015 instead of undergoing the originally proposed 1.9 percent cut....“The changes CMS included in the final rate notice will help mitigate the impact on seniors, but the Medicare Advantage program is still facing a reduction in payment rates next year on top of the 6 percent cut to payments in 2014,” said [AHIP] president Karen Ignagni....
  • Ukraine’s Jews Dismiss Claims of Anti-Semitism

    04/08/2014 3:07:41 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | April 8, 2014 | ANDREW HIGGINS
    DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine — From his office atop the world’s biggest Jewish community center, Shmuel Kaminezki, the chief rabbi of this eastern Ukrainian city, has followed with dismay Russian claims that Ukraine is now in the hands of neo-Nazi extremists — and struggled to calm his panicked 85-year-old mother in New York. Raised in Russia and a regular viewer of Russian television, she “calls every day to ask, ‘Have the pogroms happened yet?' ” Rabbi Kaminezki said. He tells his mother that they have not, and that she should stop watching Russian TV. “It is a total lie,” he said. “Jews are...
  • Steve King: The result of immigration reform will be more dead Americans

    04/08/2014 3:05:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Roll Call
    Rep. Steve King has been known to make, from time to time, some controversial remarks about immigration — and his floor speech on Friday was no exception. Speaking to a nearly empty chamber, the Iowa Republican said the result of an immigration overhaul would be more dead Americans.
  • MSNBC´s Ed Schultz Explodes at Caller: ‘Get The F— Out of Here!’ (Audio)

    04/08/2014 3:04:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/8/14 | James Crugnale
    MSNBC´s Ed Schultz cursed out a caller on his syndicated radio show, calling the man a “fricking a–hole” and telling him to “get the f— out of here.” Ouch! The foul-mouthed rant happened last week on the “Ed Schultz Radio Show.” But it didn´t make it onto anyone´s radar until conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham played the clip on her show Monday. The call in question got off to a rocky start when the man shouted at Schultz,”This is fascism!” and “Stop capitulating to the people who created the problem and you continue to make them wealthy.” Schultz, who
  • Holder claims ´vast amount ofdiscretion´ in enforcing laws

    04/08/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/14 | Thomas Lifson
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Eric Holder offered an alarming new doctrine for the Republic: laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers. (snip) There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in
  • Kansas Abortion Clinic Celebrates: We've Killed 1,200 Babies in Only One Year

    04/08/2014 2:54:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Congratulations South Wind Women’s Center, you succeeded in killing more than three people every day for an entire year. Be proud. The clinic opened one year ago in the same building late-tem abortionist George Tiller operated prior to being murdered in 2009. It is the first and only operating abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. South Wind said it has seen a total of about 1,500 patients for reproductive care, including abortions up to 14 weeks. Patients have come from across the state and from a few other states, such as Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Patient numbers are “right in line...
  • The Mark Levin Show, Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 2014, 6-9pm EST.

    04/08/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 45 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | 4/8/2014 | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation - “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles” - Mark Levin in "Liberty and Tyranny". Welcome to “The Levin Lounge -- Step in and have a virtual FRink. Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time - and kicking the BUTTS of the competition - it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811...
  • UStream Live Feed From Donetsk Protest

    04/08/2014 2:35:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Ustream ^ | 4-8-2014 | Ustream
    Lots of twitters in the last two hours about Pro-Russian protestors preparing for an armed assault in Donetsk and Lugansk. Several videos on Twitter of a BTR convoy that has been moving toward Donetsk all day. Meanwhile, Several twitter reports of Ukraine's currency collapsing in price.
  • Karl Rove: Jeb Bush 'Act Of Love' Remarks 'Inartful'

    04/08/2014 2:35:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" on Tuesday, former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove reacted to remarks from former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) that called certain types of illegal immigration an "act of love"...
  • Look At What America Is Giving To Terrorists

    04/08/2014 2:32:49 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 11 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Look At What America Is Giving To Terrorists By Ted on April 8, 2014 in General By Theodore Shoebat Look at what America is giving these terrorists in Syria. This is a BGM-71, one of the most widely used anti-tank guided missiles.The weapon is used in anti-armor, anti-bunker, anti-fortification and anti-amphibious landing roles. The TOW is in service with over 45 militaries and is integrated on over 15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms worldwide. In other words, its serious weaponry, and its in the hands of these savages all thanks to politicians like Obama and McCain.
  • POLL ALERT! Dead Heat! (Greg Brannon Email, U.S. Senate Campaign--NC)

    04/08/2014 2:27:04 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 9 replies
    Greg Brannon Campaign Email | April 8, 2014 | Greg Brannon
    SharpRightTurn, Public Policy Polling (PPP) just released their latest poll for North Carolina. And the results are phenomenal: Tillis 18% Brannon 15% Harris 11% Grant 7% Alexander 6% Bradshaw 5% Snyder 2% As you can see, the race is now a statistical dead heat -- and I'm within the margin of error of my establishment-backed opponent. SharpRightTurn, thanks to your generous support, our voter outreach program is working, and the momentum is clearly on our side. With less than 30 days until the May 6 Republican Primary, victory is within our reach. But time is running out for you and...
  • It's not Russia that is destabilising Ukraine

    04/08/2014 2:26:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    The Gaurdian ^ | 4-7-2014 | Sergri Lavrov
    The profound and pervasive crisis in Ukraine is a matter of grave concern for Russia. We understand perfectly well the position of a country which became independent just over 20 years ago and still faces complex tasks in constructing a sovereign state. Among them is the search for a balance of interests among its various regions, the peoples of which have different historical and cultural roots, speak different languages and have different perspectives on their past and present, and their country's future place in the world. Given these circumstances, the role of external forces should have been to help Ukrainians...
  • New York rich face tax surprise when they die: Tax rate of 164 percent on portions of their estates

    04/08/2014 2:20:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/08/2014 | Robert Frank
    If you're a New York multimillionaire, you now have another incentive to stay alive. A change this month in New York's estate tax, which was billed as tax relief for the wealthy, contains a hidden wrinkle that could leave some multimillionaires with a much bigger surprise tax upon their death. Certain estates could even wind up with a tax rate of 164 percent on portions of their estates, according to one tax expert. The changes were intended to ease the tax bill for wealthy New Yorkers and prevent them from fleeing to lower-tax states. A report from the Tax Foundation...