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  • McConnell votes 'NO' to defunding Planned Parenthood!!!

    08/03/2015 3:02:17 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 2 replies ^ | August 03, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    The vote to DEFUND Planned Parenthood FAILS in the Senate!
  • Video: Ted Cruz records bizarre online video showing how to cook bacon with a machine gun

    08/03/2015 3:01:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    He may fashion himself conservative, but there's nothing traditional about the way Ted Cruz eats his bacon. In a short online video produced by IJReview titled "Making Machine-Gun Bacon with Ted Cruz," the 2016 candidate demonstrates that happiness — at least at breakfast time — is literally a warm gun. "There are few things I enjoy more than on the weekend cooking breakfast with the family," the Texas Republican senator says in the video. "Of course, in Texas, we cook bacon a little differently than most folks." A video montage then plays showing Cruz, an ardent supporter of gun rights,...
  • Oil dives 5 percent to six-month low under $50 on China worry (deflation?)

    08/03/2015 2:57:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Barani Krishnan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices lurched 5 percent lower on Monday to their lowest since January, taking global benchmark Brent below $50 a barrel as weak factory activity in China deepened a commodity-wide rout. Growing concerns over excess global oil supplies, heavy selling in pumped-up gasoline futures and technically driven momentum trading knocked prices to within a few dollars of the six-year lows touched at the start of this year. U.S. crude had already fallen 21 percent in July, its worst month since 2008 amid mounting evidence of an expanding global glut and a stock market collapse in China,...
  • Dear Democrats: If GOP Gets Trump, You Get Biden

    08/03/2015 2:56:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    The Federalist ^ | 08/03/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    Please run, Joe. Please, please, please. The news is suddenly filled with reports that Vice President Joe Biden is seriously considering a run for president. I think this is great news on three levels. 1) Hillary needs another challenge. For a second time in a row, she has planned to be the “inevitable” candidate. But no one should ever be inevitable, least of all Hillary Clinton. “Inevitability” was always just a bluff to cover up how weak and shallow her base of political support actually is. The problem is not just the usual air of scandal that follows the Clintons...
  • Jihadis threaten to slaughter British soldiers' wives and families

    08/03/2015 2:55:57 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 2 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Chris Hughes
    Police are investigating a specific threat after Islamist fanatics shoved a sickening note through the door of the serving soldier. The family are so terrified they are understood to have fled their home. The letter is entitled “JIHAD – The Holy War For Islam – A warning to the brides of British Soldier Warmongers” and threatens to “destroy the families of unbelievers”. The full text of the letter reads: “You have been identified as an unbeliever and a bride of a murderer of the servants of Allah in the Holy Land. “Our peoples have suffered at the hands of your...
  • If You’ve Not Yet Donated to the Freep-a-Thon: How to Apply for Freep-a-Fare.

    08/03/2015 2:51:10 PM PDT · by xzins · 2 replies
    Freeper Ed ^ | 3 Aug 15 | Xzins
    If You’ve Not Yet Donated to the Freep-a-Thon: How to Apply for Freep-a-Fare. Damn straight you got some ‘splainin’ to do if you’ve been living off the giving of others on Free Republic. Please note: I am not now nor have I EVER been in any kind of position with Free Republic. Since my first lurking experience in late 1997, and my sign-up in 1998, I have been a simple Freeper, nothing more ever. That said, surely you’ve heard by now that about 5% of posters keep Free Republic online. The math is there for anyone who wants to look...
  • Ted Cruz goes South

    08/03/2015 2:46:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/3/15 12:50 PM | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Sen. Ted Cruz is taking his campaign to the South in an effort to expand the GOP primary map and his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination along with it. A group of Southern states are banding together to hold a Super Tuesday primary in March of next year — it has been dubbed the "SEC primary" — and the Texan is scheduled to embark on a bus tour through this Republican-dominated region of the country to stake his claim and create a buffer against underperformance in the key early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and...
  • Puerto Rico defaults on $58M debt payment

    08/03/2015 2:41:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | 8-4-2015 | Danielle Haes
    Puerto Rico paid only $628,000 on a $58 million debt bill due Monday, putting the country into default for the first time. The country's Government Development Bank was supposed to make the full payment on its Public Finance Corporation debt service, but failed to do so. Moody's said it considers the lack of payment a default, CNBC reported. "Due to the lack of appropriated funds for this fiscal year the entirety of the PFC payment was not made today (the first business day after the Saturday deadline)," GDB President Melba Acosta-Febo said in a statement.
  • Healthy British nurse ends her life in a Swiss clinic because of fear of getting old

    08/03/2015 2:39:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    wapo ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Daniela Deane
    A healthy retired British nurse who had worked with the elderly has ended her life in a Swiss clinic because she was afraid of getting old and being unable to to kill herself, a British newspaper reported Monday. Gill Pharoah, 75, who suffered no serious debilitating illness and was still active, was given a lethal injection and was in good enough spirits to joke with a doctor before she died, the London Times newspaper reported. Pharoah was afraid of suffering a stroke as happened to one of her friends, who then lived on for many years with a poor quality...
  • In pictures: Calais migrant crisis sparks rival protests at UK port town

    Rival protests on the Calais migrant crisis were held on Saturday in the sleepy British port town of Folkestone, with some people welcoming the migrants while others demonstrated against their arrival. The cranking up of the loudspeakers was the cue they had been waiting for. With their Union Jack flags flapping in the breeze and their sound systems blaring out an instrumental version of “God Save the Queen,” a handful of anti-immigrant protesters charged a group of pro-migrant demonstrators who were gathering on the other side of a road leading to the Eurotunnel’s Folkestone terminal. Police push back a Britain...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,August 3-7,2015

    08/03/2015 2:29:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | August 3-7, 2015 | Mark 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! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • 'Medical Meltdown:' Obamacare Ushers in Doctor Shortages "[T]he medical care you’ve enjoyed in

    08/03/2015 2:19:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/3/15 | Trey Sanchez
    This past weekend, one hundred medical professionals met in California for the 33rd Doctors for Disaster Preparedness meeting and they all warned that healthcare as we have known it is over, thanks to increasing federal regulations and taxes. And as Obamacare rolls across the land, it is leaving in its wake a shortage of doctors and surgeons. According to a Breitbart report, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lee Hieb told the conference, "What do I mean by medical meltdown? Well, sadly, I’m here to tell you that the medical care you’ve enjoyed in the past in your life is simply not going...
  • Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Is Coming To Cheyenne

    08/03/2015 2:18:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    KGWN.TV ^ | Mon 1:01 PM, Aug 03, 2015 | Jeremy Downing
    CHEYENNE, WY - Republican Presidential hopeful, Senator Ted Cruz, is coming to Cheyenne.The senator will be the keynote speaker at the Wyoming Republican Party's Inaugural Chairman's Reception. It's being held August 20 at the Hereford Ranch just outside of Cheyenne.Tickets are $50 for the general reception at 2pm and $500 for the VIP photo reception at 3pm. Senator Cruz is the junior U.S senator from Texas and was the first Republican to announce he is running for president.For more info check out:
  • Puerto Rico Decides to Skip Bond Payment

    08/03/2015 1:59:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | Mary Williams Walsh
    Puerto Rico chose not to make a $58 million bond payment on Monday, a move that essentially amounted to a default for the first time in its 117 years as a United States possession. Although the territory did make a payment on the interest of about $628,000, it said it lacked the funds to make the full payment.
  • CEO Hikes Minimum Wage To $70K, Capitalist Tragicomedy Ensues [Employer Learns Lesson in Socialism]

    08/03/2015 1:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/02/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Meet 31-year-old Dan Price. Dan is the CEO of Seattle-based credit card payments processing firm Gravity Payments, and three months ago, he did a funny thing. After talking with a friend who confessed to having difficulties making student loan payments and rent each month on an annual salary of $40,000, Dan decided to set a $70,000 per year pay floor at Gravity. Dan was not, The New York Times says, looking to insert himself into "the current political clamor over low wages or the growing gap between rich and poor." All he wanted to do was improve the lives of...
  • This might be the only way to stop Donald Trump

    08/03/2015 1:53:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | Steve Deace
    I was there in the audience when Donald Trump made his unfortunate comments about John McCain’s war record as a POW. (SNIP) Similarly, most of Mr. Trump’s support is people of various factions and persuasions rightfully fed up with being fed up. They don’t care that Mr. Trump is no movement conservative, because they’ve watched most of the Republicans they’ve elected ignore or violate the party platform once in office anyway. Mr. Trump is not their noble champion, but their instrument to strike back against a political party that has betrayed them time and time again.
  • Donald Trump Enjoys Commanding “First In The South” Lead (South Carolina - Trump 34%)

    08/03/2015 1:47:22 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has opened up a commanding 3-to-1 lead over his closest rival in early voting South Carolina. In fact he’s outpolling his nearest three competitors in the Palmetto State … combined. Just … wow. According to a poll from Florida-based Gravis Marketing (.pdf here), Trump is supported by 34 percent of “First in the South” GOP primary voters. That’s more than the combined support of the next three candidates in the poll – retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (10.9 percent), former Florida governor Jeb Bush (10.5 percent) and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (10.3 percent).
  • Santorum high on Numbers, low in polls

    08/03/2015 1:35:53 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 17 replies
    One News Now ^ | August 3, 2015 | Chad Groening
    The head of Numbers USA says the Republican presidential candidate who's the strongest proponent of immigration enforcement may not be on the debate stage this week. When you listen to Rick Santorum versus the other candidates, says Roy Beck, "you want to say, Why are these other candidates not standing for the American worker and the American family?" While Donald Trump has made headlines by for pushing stronger border enforcement, it's Rick Santorum who has the highest marks at Numbers USA. In fact, the former Pennsylvania senator is the only presidential candidate of either party to score an "A" on...
  • Report: US-led strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria have killed at least 459 civilians

    08/03/2015 1:35:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | August 3, 2015 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and ZEINA KARAM
    BAGHDAD -- U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The report by Airwars, a project aimed at tracking the international airstrikes targeting the extremists, said it believed 57 specific strikes killed civilians and caused 48 suspected "friendly fire" deaths. It said the strikes have killed more than 15,000 Islamic State militants.
  • Oligarchy Of Super PAC Megadonors Have Conquered American Politics

    08/03/2015 1:34:05 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 7 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 07/31/2015 | Paul Blumenthal
    A new oligarchic era of American politics came into full view on Friday, as super PACs disclosed fundraising details showing billionaires bankrolling the 2016 presidential race to an unprecedented degree. The unlimited-money super PACs account for one-third of all federal election funds raised in the first half of 2015 -- up from 4 percent at this time in the last presidential election. Three-quarters of all super PAC money came from more than 500 wealthy donors, corporations and unions in contributions above $100,000. More than half the money in the presidential race so far -- to super PACs and to campaigns...
  • California transgender teen freezes her eggs before transitioning into man

    08/03/2015 1:32:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY MEG WAGNER
    A California transgender teen who dreams of becoming a dad froze his eggs so he can one day have biological children. Cole Carman is one of the first transgender teenagers to undergo fertility treatment and egg harvesting before transitioning genders, his doctor said. "I have always wanted kids," the 18-year-old from San Francisco told NBC Bay Area. "I like kids, so I wanted to do it so I could have my own biological kids when I get older. Eight to 10 years from now, I want them to be related to me." Carman's doctor Aimee Eyvazzadeh harvested 40 eggs from...
  • The idea of Joe Biden running for president doesn’t make a ton of sense

    08/03/2015 1:28:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Maureen Dowd's column over the weekend -- which reported that Beau Biden's dying wish was that his father run for president in 2016 -- has started anew a debate over whether the Vice President should or will make the race. There's tons of conflicting reporting on that question; some people are highlighting the fact that a longtime fundraiser for Beau has signed onto a draft effort for the vice president while others note that Biden has done nothing that would indicate he is moving toward the contest. Divining what's accurate and what's wishful thinking in all of this is made...
  • GROSSU: Margaret Sanger, racist eugenicist extraordinaire

    08/03/2015 1:26:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 5, 2014 | Arina Grossu
    The founder of Planned Parenthood... considered many Americans unworthy of life - Recent articles have reported on an unearthed video from 1947 of Margaret Sanger demanding “no more babies” for 10 years in developing countries. A couple of years ago, Margaret Sanger was named one of Time magazine’s “20 Most Influential Americans of All Time.” Given her enduring influence, it’s worth considering what the woman who founded Planned Parenthood contributed to the eugenics movement. Sanger shaped the eugenics movement in America and beyond in the 1930s and 1940s. Her views and those of her peers in the movement contributed to...
  • How Big a Third-Party Threat Is Trump?

    08/03/2015 1:26:30 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | Unattributed
    If “The Donald” loses the Republican presidential nomination and runs as a third-party candidate, he definitely could put a crimp in GOP hopes to reclaim the White House. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 29% of Likely U.S. Voters say they are at least somewhat likely to vote for Trump if he is not chosen as the GOP nominee and runs as a third party candidate. But that includes only 14% who say they are Very Likely to vote for him. Sixty-eight percent (68%) say they are unlikely to vote for the billionaire developer if he runs...
  • Hillary Clinton's $2 Million Television Ads: All About Her Mom

    08/03/2015 1:24:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/03/2015 | By LIZ KREUTZ LIZ KREUTZ More From Liz » Follow @ABCLiz via GOOD MORNING AMERICA
    There's one person Hillary Clinton really wants the voters of America to get to know more than anybody else. And her name is Dorothy Rodham. Dorothy is Clinton’s late mother. She died in 2011. But she's playing a starring role in her daughter’s presidential campaign, and is the focus of Clinton’s first television ads. On Tuesday, Clinton’s campaign will begin broadcasting two TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire. The one-minute spots, which will air over the course of five weeks, emphasize Clinton’s mother’s story over her own. The first ad, titled “Dorothy,” is almost completely devoid of any discussion...
  • Rev. Sharpton Will be in Ferguson for March, Vigil

    08/03/2015 1:19:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 3, 2015 | by Brad Choat
    Just because he hasn’t been in Ferguson much over the last year, doesn’t mean Reverend Al Sharpton has forgotten about the Michael Brown family and what’s happened in the region since Brown’s death last August 9th. That’s according to pastor Carlton Lee, the Ferguson chapter president for Sharpton’s “National Action Network.” “Rev (Sharpton) has been extremely, extremely busy,” Lee says.
  • ‘Boss taught her well’: Huma may have ‘delivered favors’ for friends while at State (#ShockedFace!)

    08/03/2015 12:55:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies ^ | 08/03/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    The sarcasm is strong today! It’s already been reported that Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin was “overpaid” by about $10,000 during her time working for Hillary at the State Department. Now investigators are reportedly looking into possible influence peddling: Wow, this one is really hard to believe. Huma Abedin may have traded political favors at the State Dept., a new IG probe finds
  • Ted Cruz: Obama’s Lawless and Radical EPA Regulations Are Flatly Unconstitutional

    08/03/2015 12:51:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 3rd, 2015 10:52 am | Jim Hoft
    We were warned…In January 2008 Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers.” He promised that his plan would cause electricity rates to skyrocket. He wasn’t kidding.On Saturday Obama announced his new energy plan that will squeeze energy companies and force consumer prices to necessarily skyrocket. President Obama will release details on his anti-business plan later on Monday.Today Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Barack Obama’s new EPA regulations are...
  • Kraft Recalls Cheese Slices for Choking Risk

    08/03/2015 12:46:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 3, 2015
    The Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese products because some of the packaging film may stick to the slices and pose a choking hazard. The recall applies to 3-lb. and 4-lb. sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product. The products being recalled have a "best when used by" date of Dec. 29, 2015 through Jan. 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing code S54 or S55.
  • West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin says he'll vote to end Planned Parenthood aid

    08/03/2015 12:42:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 08/03/2015 | By ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood. Manchin is a moderate and his decision Monday was not a complete surprise. Even so, Republicans were still expected to lose a Senate vote later Monday to halt federal assistance to the group. Republicans introduced their bill after an anti-abortion group began releasing secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood officials describing how they provide tissue from some aborted fetuses to researchers. The bill says it would transfer Planned Parenthood's aid to other women's health care providers.
  • Craig James Sues Fox Sports for Religious Discrimination over Gay Marriage Firing

    08/03/2015 12:42:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 aug 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    College football analyst Craig James filed suit against Fox Sports in a Dallas court this morning contending religious discrimination for his 2013 termination over his stance on gay marriage. [He] expressed deep concern that a corporate entity could fire someone for voicing an opinion shared by three-fourths of the voters of his state in a plebiscite on gay marriage. Fox Sports hired the former SMU and New England Patriots running back after his unsuccessful bid for one of Texas’ U.S. Senate seats in 2012 in which the candidate responded to a question about gay marriage by stating, “I’m a guy...
  • Navy won’t rule out charges against Chattanooga defender who fired back at gunman

    08/03/2015 12:37:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Honestly, this development seemed so bizarre that it screamed “hoax!” Apparently, though, the US Navy investigation into the mass shootings in Chattanooga might result in charges against one officer who returned fire in defense of his comrades. No charges have been filed as of yet, but the Navy released a statement in which they declined to proscribe the possibility of discipline for Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White: A Navy official told Fox News that punishing a lieutenant commander who used an unauthorized weapon to fire back at the Chattanooga gunman who shot and killed five service members could not be...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 3-September 4,2015

    08/03/2015 12:18:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | August 3-September 4, 2015 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^= Image by Cool Text: Free Graphics Generator - Edit Image
  • Snowvember Storm Snow Pile Still Exists [Someone Alert Valerie & Company: Their Lies Are Apparent]

    08/03/2015 12:17:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 7/28/15 | Dave McKinley
    BUFFALO, NY - "It's not unprecedented, but it is weird when you think about it," said Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Patrick Hammer, when remarking on the snow piles that still exists near Central Terminal on the Queen City's east side. The snow was piled there following the "Snowvember" storm which occurred 8 months ago. Today, despite it being late July, two snow piles remain, although hidden in plain sight. That's because to anyone unfamiliar with their real composition, the snow piles looks more like a non-descript earthen berms.
  • Fox’s Bret Baier on Debate: Hopefully, Trump Won’t Ignore the Buzzer (video at source)

    08/03/2015 12:16:39 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies ^ | Josh Feldman
    Fox News’ Bret Baier, one of this week’s debate moderators, gave an interview to the Northeast Ohio Media Group addressing the billion-dollar elephant in the room. Yes, Donald Trump is going to be one of the ten candidates on the debate stage Thursday night, put together by Fox and moderated by Baier, Megyn Kelly, and Chris Wallace. And since Trump has never actually been on a debate. But whatever happens, one thing is certain: the ratings will be yooge.
  • Bratton: We can't repeat the 1970s after 22 shot

    08/03/2015 12:09:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | August 3, 2015 | Lisa Evers
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is warning that a new, disturbing trend of increased violence must be put in check before it’s too late.
  • Russian president to Turkish ambassador: "tell your dictator President he can go to hell (shortened)

    08/03/2015 12:05:17 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 31 replies
    AWDNEWs ^ | 08/03/15 | news
    According to The leaked information obtained by The Moscow Times, the meeting between the Mr.Purin and Turkish ambassador was imbued with intense mutual resentment where Mr. Yardim has repudiated all Russian accusations, laying blame on Russia for Syria's bitter and protracted civil war. "..then tell your dictator president he can go to hell along with his ISIS terrorist and I shall make Syria to nothing but a 'Big Stalingrad' , for ErdoÄźan and his Saudi allies are no vicious than Adolf Hitler," replied Vladimir Putin in the 2-hour closed door meeting with Turkish emissary. How hypocrite is your president as...

    08/03/2015 12:00:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    National Sentinel ^ | August 3, 2015 | Scott Hounsell
    p>At a standing-room only event in Beverly Hills on Saturday, Presidential Candidate and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to a packed synagogue of people angry about the Obama Administration’s newly inked deal with the Republic of Iran.In his statements, Cruz took time to differentiate what a Cruz Presidency’s foreign policy would look like as compared to the current administration.Here are some excerpts from his speech: “Today the threats facing Israel, the threats facing America, the threats facing the world have never been greater.When we call evil by its name, it has a clarifying power that has never been more needed...
  • Colorado Jury Finds James Holmes Qualifies for the Death Penalty (TR-BREAKING)

    08/03/2015 11:56:49 AM PDT · by dware · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.03.2015 | Fox News
    Live video @ link
  • Activists say 27 killed after Syrian warplane crashes on bombing run

    08/03/2015 11:56:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2015
    Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 27 people on Monday, activists said. An activist group known as the Local Coordination Committees said the warplane crashed in a busy market, adding that it was not immediately clear whether it was shot down. The LCC said 27 people were killed and many others were wounded.
  • Gawker publishes Donald Trump's cell phone number

    08/03/2015 11:56:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 3, 2015 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    What goes around comes around, as the saying goes. A cellphone number belonging to real estate mogul Donald Trump became public knowledge on Monday. Trump’s campaign confirmed that it was indeed a cellphone number belonging to the Republican presidential candidate, albeit one that he doesn’t use anymore. A call to the number immediately goes to voice mail after a voice says, “Please leave your name and message and we’ll get back to you shortly.” “It’s a very old number. This is not one he uses. Mr. Trump has several numbers so this is not an issue,” the campaign said in...
  • Breaking: Jurors reach verdict in 2nd sentencing phase of Holmes trial

    08/03/2015 11:55:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | August 3, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    Jurors have reached verdict. Video.
  • Donald Trump’s Companies Tried to Import at Least 1,100 Foreign Workers

    08/03/2015 11:54:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    TIME ^ | 08/03/2015 | Claire Zillman, FORTUNE
    Presidential candidate said he would create and project American jobs Companies owned by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump have sought at least 1,100 foreign worker visas since 2000—a practice that stands in stark contrast to Trump’s self-portrayal as a presidential candidate who would create and project American jobs. A Reuters’ analysis of Department of Labor data shows that nine Trump-majority-owned companies have applied to bring waitresses, cooks, vineyard workers, and other laborers into the country on foreign worker visas. Most of the visa applications have gained approval, Reuters says. Palm Beach, Fla., resort Mar-a-Lago Club has sought the most foreign workers...
  • Obama: No Challenge Poses A Greater Threat To Our Future Than Climate Change

    08/03/2015 11:51:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies ^ | August 3, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday from the White House while announcing his Clean Power Plan, President Batack Obama said, “I am convinced that no challenge poses a greater threat to our future, to future generations, than a changing climate, and that is what brings us here today.”
  • Here is Jeb Bush's Immigration Plan

    08/03/2015 11:50:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Jeb Bush ^ | Jeb Bush
    Securing the Border and Enforcing Our Immigration Laws When Clint Bolick and I published Immigration Wars in 2013, we presented a number of proposals to strengthen AmericaÂ’s immigration policy. Border security and the interior enforcement of immigration laws, including a greater role for states, formed key parts of this package of reforms. We emphasized that finding a practical solution to the status of the people who are here illegally today is a nonstarter if our borders are not secure against future illegal immigration.I believe that for those already in the country, we need to put in place a rigorous path...
  • Light reading: The Ayatollah Khamenei pens book on how to outfox US, destroy Israel

    08/03/2015 11:46:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Ed Morrissey announced earlier today that Americans are not wild about the proposed Iran nuclear deal and generally oppose it by a wide margin. Americans certainly are a skeptical and suspicious lot, aren’t they? And why would everyone have so many reservations about the Iranians when they’ve been such open and honest partners at the negotiating table? Take for example their Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. While John Kerry was busy wheeling and dealing with Iran’s henchmen, the holy man was busy getting ready to publish his latest book. And now it’s out, though you would be hard pressed...
  • Delta bans shipment of lion trophies, bolsters push for national airline ban

    08/03/2015 11:42:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Delta Airlines on Monday announced that its banning the shipment of safari hunting trophies like lions, giving a major push to several calls for a national embargo on the shipment of pelts and horns.
  • Barack Obama Didn’t Wear His Wedding Ring this Weekend (and Mooch is gone from the WH ...)

    08/03/2015 11:40:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 3, 2015 | Brent Scher
    President Barack Obama’s wedding ring was “noticeably missing” from his left hand on Sunday, according to a White House pool report. Obama, who was at Camp David in Maryland on Sunday, arrived back at the White House and was photographed by the Associated Press without a ring on his hand. He was playing golf earlier in the day to celebrate his birthday, which comes this Tuesday. Obama’s ring, however, was off his finger long before he stepped on the course.
  • Hillary Clinton's summer slump

    08/03/2015 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    This isn't a glorious summer for Hillary Rodham Clinton. She's running for president as hard as she can, rolling out wonky policy proposals, holding town meetings, even talking with reporters now and then. But her poll numbers are down, especially on whether she's trustworthy and honest. Surveys that once had her trouncing any Republican opponent (Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, for example) show the gap has narrowed.
  • At 14th Maccabi games, Jewish athletes proudly compete where Nazis once reigned

    08/03/2015 11:30:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
    The head of the British delegation says it was special for so many Jews to open the games in the Nazi-built stadium where Adolf Hitler made his speeches. The 14th European Maccabi Games are in full swing in Berlin as thousands of Jewish athletes and their supporters have come together for a bit of friendly competition in the German capital. This year's game is special, however, because it's one of the largest gatherings of Jews in Germany since World War II. It's even more historic because the games take place at the Nazi-built Olympiastadion, location of the 1936 Olympics, from...