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  • Texas Legislature Gets Down to Business

    02/27/2015 5:59:12 AM PST · by thackney
    Texas Alliance of Energy Producers via Rig Zone ^ | February 26, 2015 | Alex Mills
    Before the Texas Legislature got down to business a month ago, there was a strong feeling among insiders that the big issues would be water, transportation, and taxes. So far, the leadership has kept true to those projections. Already, Governor Abbott has called for a $2.2 billion reduction in property taxes and a $2 billion franchise tax decrease. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus also have stated their belief that a primary goal should be tax reduction, and funding for transportation. The House Energy and Natural Resources committees already have held a joint hearing on water and...
  • “We’ve expanded MY authorities,” Obama Dares GOP, “Have a Vote … I Will Veto

    02/27/2015 5:58:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn
    Pamela Geller. Com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Pamela Geller
    He’s a madman running amok — Note the royal “we.” America went from 200 years of “We the people” to “We, Obama” in the blink of an eye. The internet, bullets, and now this — and that’s just today. Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead, ‘Have a Vote on Whether What I’m Doing Is Legal…I Will Veto’ | MRCTV (thanks to Van) (Watch video at link.) Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal. Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders at an immigration town hall Wednesday, Obama said he would veto the...
  • IRS Being Investigated For Criminal Misconduct Surrounding Lois Lerner's 'Missing' Emails

    02/27/2015 5:55:42 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/27/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George and Deputy Inspector General for Investigations Timothy Camus updated the House Oversight Committee on the status of Lois Lerner's "missing" emails surrounding the IRS targeting of conservatives. In an exchange with Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Camus revealed there is "potential criminal activity" involved in the disappearance and hiding of emails belonging to IRS officials involved in the targeting of conservatives between 2010 and 2012. “There is potential criminal activity," Camus said. Not surprisingly, in order to stonewall the congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups, IRS officials never asked...
  • Obama's Highhanded Immigration Hypocrisy

    02/27/2015 5:48:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Honestly, are any of my Democratic friends even slightly bothered by President Obama's habitual and brazen lawlessness and what that could mean for our liberties? Does it bother them that he implemented two new administration programs to halt deportations and allow work permits for up to 5 million immigrants living illegally in the United States after clearly admitting he didn't have the constitutional authority to do so? Does it bother them that after having done so, despite his insincere promise, he has been openly defiant about the decision U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen made in favor of the states trying...
  • Bush Campaign’s Demand for Fidelity Ruffles Some Republican Rivals

    02/27/2015 5:45:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2015 | Michael Barbaro and Maggie Haberman
    The prestigious consulting firm, known for its close ties to Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, was orchestrating an extensive effort to remake his image and prepare him for the 2016 presidential campaign. But that was no deterrent for Jeb Bush. His team hired the firm anyway and quickly made it clear that it wanted undivided allegiance. The company, FP1 Strategies, soon severed ties with Mr. Perry, startling his staff.
  • Uncompromising Reid still in command

    02/27/2015 5:43:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Manu Raju and Burgess Everett
    He only controls 46 seats, but Harry Reid is acting like he has 60. Reid’s uncompromising posture during the flap over homeland security funding and his emerging plans for an upcoming fight over immigration make clear he’s doing little to change the hardball style that defined his tenure as majority leader. This despite losing control of the chamber after last fall’s Democratic debacle and tamping down a coup among centrists seeking his ouster. The 75-year-old Reid, who may seek reelection next year and is in his second stint as minority leader, is betting that Republicans are so nervous about being...
  • The Internet: Nothing lasts forever, say goodbye

    02/27/2015 5:41:51 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Potent News ^ | 2/26/2015 | Shepard Ambellas
    WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on and approved the end of the Internet as we know it. That’s right the ‘information superhighway’ has just been obliterated by the passage of “Net Neutrality” which allows the FCC to regulate the once free and independent Internet. Essentially it’s like putting a person or a checkpoint between point A and point B in which one may eventually have to check in with. Call me a conspiracy theorist but that would be a “gatekeeper” which proponents of the plan promised wouldn’t exist. Although this analogy may seem far-fetched...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • Is Liberalism Exhausted?

    02/27/2015 5:39:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine. MSNBC is not a very formidable network, but its wheezing is similarly instructive. MSNBC's slogan is "Lean Forward," which has a robust sound to it. But it turns out the phrase is a more apt descriptor of how the Peacock Network's mini-me is poised to teeter off its perch and plunge beak-first into...
  • Hey, Boehner: Show Some Stones for Once (courage is going along with the democrats!)

    02/27/2015 5:38:26 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    dailybeast.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Michael Tomasky
    How the DHS fight shows that the right wing is (thankfully) toothless, and that Congress is essentially leaderless. So here’s something I’ve often wondered over the last few years. What exactly would happen if John Boehner bucked the right-wingers in the House? You know—if he gave us one of those heroic Hollywood moments that we so long for in this sail-trimming city and gave a big speech about how he was putting principle ahead of politics and the consequences be damned. You know what I think would happen? If, say, he followed Mitch McConnell’s lead and allowed a vote on...
  • House GOP Faces Another Whip Test on DHS Punt

    02/27/2015 5:37:41 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 02/27/2015 | Emma Dumain and Matt Fuller
    When in doubt, punt. That’s the latest plan from House Republicans, but even trying to pass a tried-and-true congressional maneuver might be a tall order for the GOP’s fractured conference. They met again in the Capitol basement Thursday night and settled on a game plan: a three-week continuing resolution stripped of all provisions blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration action, as well as a separate motion to go to conference with the Senate. It’s not a plan for victory, per se, but it keeps the game going — and it’s a chance to save face somewhere down the line. But with...
  • If the GOP doesn't stop Obama now they never will

    02/27/2015 5:37:26 AM PST · by Pietro · 8 replies
    Vanity | Pietro
    This isn't just about amnesty; it's about net neutrality, it's about bans on bullets, it's about the EPA shutting down power plants, its about using the IRS as a political goon squad. Its about a post-constitutional autocratic destruction of the American Republic. If the GOP doesn't stop Obama now, they never will.
  • Jeb Bush: 'I'm not backing down' from immigration stance

    02/27/2015 5:36:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 26, 2015 | Byron York
    In perhaps his most campaign-style speech so far, not-yet-official GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Thursday not to alter his views on immigration despite intense opposition among some parts of the Republican base. "If I go beyond the consideration of running, I'm not backing down from something that is a core belief," Bush told a gathering of the conservative Club for Growth in Florida. "Are we supposed to just cower because at the moment people are all upset about something? No way, no how."
  • Activists: Kurdish fighters advance on IS-held Syrian town

    02/27/2015 5:35:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/27/2015
    Syrian activists and Kurdish representatives say Kurdish fighters have captured dozens of villages following days of clashes with the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria. The Kurdish fighters, known as the People’s Protection Units or YPG, have been making territorial gains since capturing the Syrian border town of Kobani last month following a several-month struggle.
  • Bakken Decline Rates Worrying For Drillers

    02/27/2015 5:35:17 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 26 February 2015 | Ron Patterson
    I have been supplied an Excel spreadsheet of all North Dakota wells back to 2006, thanks to Enno Peters and Dennis Coyne. I only used the data back to 2007 however. This is a wealth of information if we want to know how many wells came on line in a given month, we simply count them. We are given the monthly production data for each month. And since we have the monthly production data we can very easily figure the decline rate of each well, or any group of wells for any month or year. A note on the data....
  • Sharpton heads to White House for civil rights leaders powwow

    02/27/2015 5:34:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Another day, another Al Sharpton visit to the White House. Sharpton met with President Obama, along with a group of some 20 other civil-rights and faith leaders, Thursday for what was described as an update on administration priorities. He was joined by the heads of the NAACP, the National Urban League and other groups.
  • Is Liberalism Exhausted?

    02/27/2015 5:28:29 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/27/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It may not be dead, but it looks mighty worn out. Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it’s a sign that maybe there’s something wrong with the air in the mine. MSNBC is not a very formidable network, but its wheezing is similarly instructive. MSNBC’s slogan is “Lean Forward,” which has a robust sound to it. But it turns out the phrase is a more apt descriptor of how the Peacock Network’s mini-me...
  • Eight Spaniards arrested after returning from combat in Ukraine

    02/27/2015 5:27:49 AM PST · by tcrlaf
    El Pais ^ | 2-27-2015 | Jorge A. Rodriguez
    The National Police on Friday detained eight Spaniards suspected of fighting alongside pro-Russian forces in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The arrests took place in Asturias, Catalonia, Extremadura, Murcia, Navarre and Madrid. Three of the suspects are former members of the Spanish armed forces, and one is confirmed to have been on the frontline, according to anti-terrorist sources. The men are all aged between 20 and 30 years old. The eight Spaniards belong to several different communist organizations, and had received support from an unofficial pro-Russian European network. The operation was completed after three of the men returned to Spain...
  • Jeb Bush: Obama's behavior toward Israel is 'completely inappropriate'

    02/27/2015 5:27:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Friday February 27, 2015 | Boaz Bismuth
    Former Florida governor and possible presidential candidate Jeb Bush calls Obama's foreign policy a "disaster" and insists that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "every right to speak to Congress about the direct threats of a bad deal with Iran." As the nuclear negotiations between Iran and Western powers continue to progress, former Florida governor and possible presidential hopeful Jeb Bush voices tough criticism against the U.S. administration on the issue, and welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upcoming speech on the issue to a joint session of Congress next week. Q: Netanyahu is coming to Washington next week to warn against...
  • 30 states have either passed or filed Convention of States applications!

    02/27/2015 5:26:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    States already passed, 2014: FL, AK, GA States where one house has passed it already, 2015: AZ, ND States that have filed but not passed anything yet: AR, IA, IN, KS, KY, MA, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NM, NJ, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WY
  • Eric Holder's parting shot: It's too hard to bring civil rights cases

    02/27/2015 5:24:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mike Allen
    Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin.
  • Google's Quiet Dominance Over The 'Ad Tech' Industry

    02/27/2015 5:22:30 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 26, 2015 | Allen Grunes
    ***snip*** The exponential growth of the Internet over the past decade is the direct result of advertising that enables Internet publishers to monetize their content. Ad tech makes this possible by helping companies track, serve and measure the effectiveness of ads online. Without a healthy, competitive ad tech industry, much of the free online content we use every day would go behind paywalls or disappear altogether. Google’s efforts to dominate ad tech and squeeze out competitors is bringing that potentially ominous future closer to reality. ***snip*** When the FTC closed its investigation of Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick in 2007, it...
  • Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink

    02/27/2015 5:21:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The media noticed that this year's Oscars ceremony contained a lot of political tub-thumping, but they didn't notice that these speeches were predictable and obnoxious left-wing screeds. They were just "passionate pleas for equality," according to the Associated Press. Actress Patricia Arquette unleashed a tirade on wage inequality for women. Singer John Legend said more black men were trapped in prison than America had black men trapped in slavery in 1850. There's apparently no difference between Kunta Kinte and Willie Horton. On CNN, Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican represented the media fog on this one: "I can't really think of...
  • Netanyahu insists on wrecking Israel's ties with United States (Haaretz runs interference for Zero)

    02/27/2015 5:20:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | 2:10 AM | Haaretz Editorial
    It seems the Israeli prime minister, due primarily to electoral considerations, is determined to act like a wrecking ball. On the eve of Israel’s election, Netanyahu is insisting on damaging Israel’s most important relationship. His grip on power is shaky, and he’s acting like someone who has nothing to lose. Warnings were sounded from the moment Speaker of the House John Boehner, together with Netanyahu and his ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, concocted this anti-Obama address to a joint session of Congress, and these warnings are coming true every day. If Netanyahu were a responsible leader, he would never have...
  • Sorry, Jeb, the Race Is Wide Open

    02/27/2015 5:13:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 2/26/15 | Peggy Noonan
    Thoughts on the 2016 presidential primaries: No one expects anything from the Democrats. They will back, accept or acquiesce in a coronation. This will not be called passive but disciplined. But when you think about it—one of our two major parties, in a time of considerable national peril, will settle its presidential nomination without vigorous debate—it is weird and disturbing. Republicans are the action, and will draw all the lightning. A read on where the base—huge, broad and varied, including but not limited to attendees of this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference—is: Republicans this year are not looking for Reagan....
  • Netanyahu: Congress speech is not illegitimate because American public supports Israel (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:11:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/27/2015 14:48
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat is crucial because Congress is one of the only bodies that can actually stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, he said during an interview to a haredi radio station on Friday morning. "I am writing the speech and it is important, because I am going there to try to stop the deal from happening. We remember the times when Persia tried to destroy us, and today in the same Persia there is a ruler who calls for the destruction of the Jewish state and they plan on...
  • Netanyahu's True Electoral Rival

    02/27/2015 5:09:39 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Caroline Glick
    Officially, the election on March 17 is among Israelis. Depending on how we vote, either Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will remain in office and form the next government led by his Likud party, or Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni will form a government. But unofficially, a far greater electoral drama is unfolding. The choice is not between Netanyahu and Herzog/Livni. It is between Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama. As the White House sees it, if Herzog/Livni form the next government, then Jerusalem will dance to Obama’s tune. If Netanyahu is reelected, then the entire edifice of Obama’s Middle East...
  • Tax Refunds to the poor - Huge amounts being refunded

    02/27/2015 5:09:18 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 23 replies
    Bank info | 27 February 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    First hand knowledge fact: The lower socioeconomic (lower income) folks are coming into the banks now with $6-8k refund checks the amount and volume of which are unprecedented. Some don't even have children. Don't know quite how this is happening, but it IS happening. Many are spending all of the money within a month. I am sorry, can not give specifics as peoples' jobs would be jeopardized.
  • Sarah Palin On ISIS: Wake Up President! "We Will Never Submit" To Evil Of Radical Islam

    02/27/2015 5:06:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin declared that Americans will never “submit” to radical Islam and urged President Barack Obama to “wake up” and realize its existential threat.
  • RINO Peter King Joins Dems to Give Eric Holder Final Say on Gun Buys

    02/27/2015 5:05:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 2/26/15 | AWR Hawkins
    On Wednesday, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) joined Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to introduce a bill giving Attorney General Eric Holder final say on who does or doesn’t pass National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) for gun purchases. The twelve other Democrats co-sponsoring the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorist Act of 2015 include “Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dick Durbin (D-Ill), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Barbara Boxer (D-CA)… [and] Christ Murphy (D-CT),” among others. According to San Diego Jewish World, the act is meant to stop a “known or suspected terrorist from buying firearms or explosives.” Yet as Feinstein,...
  • Watch Out for China Winning its 100-Year Marathon

    02/27/2015 5:05:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Michael Barone
    In reflecting on relations between the United States and China, Henry Kissinger in his 2011 book, "On China," notes that since he and Richard Nixon ventured to Beijing more than 40 years ago, "Eight American presidents and four generations of Chinese leaders have managed this delicate relationship in an astonishingly consistent manner, considering the difference in starting points." Kissinger diplomatically avoids saying that almost every presidential candidate over the years has campaigned against the Nixon-Kissinger policy and is perhaps taking pride in the fact that every president has continued it. Forty-plus years is a long time for a democracy to...
  • Scott Walker Winning Support Across Entire GOP Spectrum

    02/27/2015 5:01:22 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Melanie Batley
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has distinguished himself among a large field of potential 2016 presidential contenders for having achieved widespread support across a broad range of Republican voters, National Journal reported. The Journal noted a Quinnipiac poll out this week that gave Walker a 25 percent lead among likely participants in the Iowa Republican caucus, twice as much as the second-place finisher, with consistent support across almost all of the party's religious, class and ideological factions. The Journal noted that no Republican presidential candidate has demonstrated that level of broad appeal since George W. Bush in 2000. "The real opportunity...
  • Verizon’s Mocking Response To The FCC’s Net Neutrality Vote Is Perfect

    02/27/2015 4:59:25 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | 2-26-2015 | Giuseppi Marci
    Verizon released the perfect response to the FCC’s Thursday passage of the most aggressive Internet regulations in history. The telecommunications provider took advantage of “Throwback Thursday” — a social media hashtag used to denote old photographs shared online — to make a sarcastic political statement expressing its dissent with the FCC’s decision to regulate broadband Internet service providers like public utility telephone companies. Thursday’s regulatory proposal is based on authority established in the 1930s to break up telephone monopolies by regulating them as public utilities. In “honor” of that history, Verizon published its response in old typewriter text, and dated...
  • ‘We Need the Mechanics’: RNC Chair Makes Case for ‘Establishment Control’ of Nomination Process

    02/27/2015 4:58:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 2/26/15 | Zach Noble
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Some among the GOP base may decry an “establishment” takeover of the party’s nomination process, but Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says his political machine is a crucial part of a path to Republican victory in 2016. “We cannot be a candidate-crazy party,” Priebus told reporters in a meeting Thursday. “We also need the mechanics.” Speaking to reporters during the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Priebus touted himself and the RNC as handling the “boring stuff” that’s key to getting a campaign off the ground — and helping a Republican candidate actually be successful. From...
  • Crime Does Pay…Illegals With Three Kids Will Collect $35,000

    02/27/2015 4:56:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 2/26/2015 | Stephen Ahle
    The old adage that says “Crime Doesn’t Pay” is no longer operable. Illegal aliens who have invaded the country will be the beneficiaries of your tax dollars once their work permits and Social Security cards are approved. The IRS in their infinite wisdom (My tongue is planted firmly in my cheek) has decided that illegal aliens will be able to collect a fortune from US taxpayers even though they haven’t paid a penny in taxes themselves. A family of three would be eligible for just over $35,000. It’s bad enough that these criminals are allowed to stay here against duly...
  • Oh Boo-Hoo Here's A Tissue

    Don't let the door hit yer' a$$ on the way out
  • The New Shiite Crescent

    02/27/2015 4:53:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Majid Rafizadeh
    The New Shiite CrescentPosted By Majid Rafizadeh On February 27, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment While the Obama administration’s agenda and policies with regard to fighting the Islamic State have been counter-productive, the administration is ignoring other larger threats in the region.The profusion of Iran-trained Shiite militias in the region (particularly in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen) is unprecedented and represents the height of Iran’s support to militia groups. The incentives to recruit Shiite fighters can be either driven by financial means or religious/sectarian motives.The emergence of this new Shiite Crescent has unintended consequences for regional and global powers. Currently, an estimate of...
  • Obama’s Self-Professed “Confusion” About Islamic Terror

    02/27/2015 4:50:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama’s Self-Professed “Confusion” About Islamic TerrorPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 27, 2015 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments During the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month, U.S. President Obama tried to shield Islam from criticism by depicting Christianity as equally violent and intolerant (via comments about crusades, inquisitions, and “high horses”). Much lesser known is that he also tried to shield Islam by invoking Christian virtues.In many ways, his comments on “humility” might be the strangest of his entire speech—to the point that Obama himself got visibly confused, and admitted it, by his own lack of...
  • Investigative journalist says Obama joined a “gay club” at Occidental College

    02/27/2015 4:49:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 2/26/2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    Last night, Johnson went on a Twitter binge, firing off a series of tweets about Obama, including one I’d never seen/heard of before — that Obama joined a homosexual students’ club when he entered Occidental College in southern California in 1979. In his other tweets, Johnson also claims the following: He knows most of the classes Obama took in Occidental College and Columbia University. He knows who “really funded” Obama’s purported biological father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr.’s education at the University of Hawaii. Obama’s roommate at Columbia U., the Pakistani named Sohale Siddiqi, is “gay”. Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham,...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • Presidential Candidate Guide to "Gotcha" Questions

    02/27/2015 4:35:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Dear 2016 GOP hopefuls: First of all, best of luck. If you are successful, it will be your job to dig the United States out of the eight-year abyss of the Obama presidency. This will take courage, vision, hard work and resiliency. If you have these things, great, but before we get to evaluating your worthiness to fight terror or shrink the government, we’d best see if you have the skills to navigate a couple of annoying questions from reporters. Many of you in the field may be tempted to take all of the questions about evolution and Barack...
  • Ted Cruz CPAC Speech

    Just released-Ted Cruz speech from CPAC Feb 2015 16 hours ago
  • AMERICANS, 10 ˝ MILES AWAY, SHELL COLOGNE; U.S. PLANES USE IWO FIELD, MARINES PUSH ON (2/27/45)

    02/27/2015 4:23:46 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/27/45 | Clifton Daniel, Harold Denny, Sydney Gruson, Gladwin Hill, Warren Moscow, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Government Takeover of the Internet Begins

    02/27/2015 4:21:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    In a vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved what amounts to a government takeover of the Internet. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his fellow Democrats, Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel, approved placing the Internet under Title II regulations.
  • Lawless: Treasury throws unauthorized $3 billion to insurers under Obamacare, won’t say why

    02/27/2015 3:42:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-16-15 | Noah Rothman
    It’s right there in the Constitution: “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” Which is why this latest episode of lawlessness from the administration so particularly galling. “The U.S. Treasury Department has rebuffed a request by House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., to explain $3 billion in payments that were made to health insurers even though Congress never authorized the spending through annual appropriations,” The...
  • Quiet Change Expands ATF Power to Seize Property

    02/27/2015 3:24:45 AM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    Cato institute ^ | 2-25-15 | ADAM BATES
    A quick glance at the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 37, p. 9987-88) today reveals that Attorney General Eric Holder, who earned cautious praise last month for a small reform to the federal equitable sharing program, has now delegated authority to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to seize and “administratively forfeit” property involved in suspected drug offenses. Holder temporarily delegated this authority to the ATF on a trial basis in 2013, and today made the delegation permanent while lauding the ATF for seizing more than $19.3 million from Americans during the trial period....
  • Anti-Racism Mania at Elite Private Schools

    02/27/2015 3:17:21 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/27/2015
    For over half a century America has struggled to improve race relations and progress is modest, at best. But optimism soldiers on although failure only seems to breed desperation. A recent New York Times article recounts the latest crackpot panacea. The article tells how wealthy white children enrolled in some of New York City’s toniest and expensive private schools are being detoxified of their poisonous white racism. The message is that these youngsters must develop “anti-racist thinking” as a skill, a competency necessary for the 21st century. It exaggerates only slightly to compare this process with Maoist self-criticism where people...
  • Michael Gerson: In matters of faith, Scott Walker’s lack of grace is embarrassing

    02/27/2015 2:37:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 26, 2015 | Michael Gerson
    When Scott Walker pronounced himself agnostic about President Barack Obama’s patriotism and Christian faith, it must have seemed like a clever formulation. “I’ve never asked him, so I don’t know,” he said. And about Obama’s Christianity: “I’ve never asked him that.”Walker quickly found his pitch unequal to the presidential big leagues. His argument can’t be generalized into a rule. I have never met Billy Graham, for example, but I’m pretty sure what he believes. As political attacks go, this one is particularly heavy-handed—the equivalent of saying: As far as I know, my opponent is not a swindler and a degenerate....
  • IRS watchdog conducts criminal probe into Lerner emails

    02/27/2015 2:11:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/15 | Meghashyam Mali
    The IRS inspector general is conducting a criminal probe into how the agency handled former official Lois Lerner's emails. The IRS initially told lawmakers that emails from Lerner, the former official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal, were lost. But many Lerner emails were found despite claims from officials that they were not backed up. "There is potential criminal activity," Timothy Camus, the deputy inspector general for investigations, told the House Oversight Committee at a late Thursday hearing, according to reports. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George and Camus, his deputy, told the Oversight...
  • Egypt Belly Dancer Running For Parliament: Sama El Masry Curses Islamic State....

    02/27/2015 1:39:38 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 25 2015 1:19 PM EST | Lora Moftah
    Notorious Egyptian belly dancer Sama El Masry announced this week she will run for a parliamentary seat in Egypt’s March elections. The performer, whose online videos criticizing Islamists and President Barack Obama have gone viral on social media, may not yet have an electoral platform but she’s not wasting any time getting behind the Egyptian government’s airstrike campaign against Islamic State targets in Libya.