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  • Jesuits support Obama immigration order

    11/23/2014 2:32:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe
    ncronline.org ^ | November 22, 2014 | Thomas C. Fox
    Calling it “a major step forward,” the U.S. Jesuits, the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, and the Kino Border Initiative, a bi-national border ministry, have added their voices to Catholic groups welcoming President Obama’s executive order to provide immigration relief. They added that there remains much work to be done. The Obama announcement Nov. 20 offers temporary relief from deportation for as many as five million of our people. The groups said they were pleased with the initiative. “At the same time we acknowledge that millions more families will continue to suffer under the constant specter of family separation caused by our...
  • PA:Cops: North Wales teen arrested for punching man who was out running in Lansdale

    11/23/2014 2:27:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    thereporteronline.com ^ | 17 November, 2014 | Michael Goldberg
    LANSDALE >> A North Wales teen is accused of chasing and then punching a man who was out running in Lansdale because the teen felt “disrespected,” according to police. Da’Quan McClendon, 18, of the 200 block of South Third Street, faces misdemeanor counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct, as well as a summary count of harassment, in connection with the alleged Nov. 11 incident. Lansdale police said that around 5:30 p.m. that evening, officers responded to the vicinity of Church Road and East Hancock Street for a reported disturbance involving a man accosted by four males who were seen...
  • CBS, NBC censor Pope Francis’ call against abortion

    11/23/2014 2:12:09 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael F. Haverluck
    In a bold stand for life, Pope Francis called physicians to refrain from performing abortions and euthanasia, even if their jobs call for it. In what many are seeing as the latest example of progressive media’s gross censorship, NBC and CBS cut short the pope’s message... Pope Francis made his take on the sanctity of human life loud and clear during his address last weekend to Catholic doctors in Italy, asserting that doctors must make the “brave choice” to never administer an abortion or euthanasia — even if doing so is considered an act of civil disobedience. “To play with...
  • Members of LGBT Community Fear Exclusion From President Obama's Immigration Order

    11/23/2014 2:09:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    nbclosangeles.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez and Nannette Miranda
    Just what defines a parent and a marriage? asked Caroline Dessert, a self-described "queer Latina" from El Centro, Calif., who is also executive director of Immigration Equality. If it's DNA and a municipal marriage certificate, Dessert pointed out that would leave out roughly 267,000 undocumented members of the LGBT community who could likely be excluded from Obama's intended relief. While the order is a "historic moment," she said, "once again, it appears as though the LGBT community has been excluded from a law designed to protect vulnerable people." "If family relationships through marriage, or blood, is the only way that...
  • Gingrich: Obama Illegally Created New Laws in Plan

    11/23/2014 2:01:43 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    President Barack Obama's policy on immigration isn't just another new government program, says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — it's a "new law, created by the executive without Constitutional authority." In the president's address, Gingrich writes, he described "what sounded like a reasonable plan to prioritize the deportation of felons, criminals, and gang members over the deportation of other people in the United States illegally." Gingrich says the White House actually announced its real policy in a memo from its Office of Legislative Affairs hours before Obama took to the podium Thursday night. That policy is a "17-point plan including...
  • Stelter: News Anchors Have Secretly Met with Darren Wilson (UPDATED)

    11/23/2014 1:54:47 PM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    mediaite ^ | Nov.23, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter broke news Sunday morning: according to his sources, multiple major news anchors have spoken to Officer Darren Wilson in hopes of securing a televised interview. The meetings were secret and off-the-record, and the news organizations would not even confirm that they had happened. Stelter named NBC’s Matt Lauer, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, CBS News’ Scott Pelley, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon. He said it was not an exhaustive list. “My sense from my sources is that it’s mostly the anchors doing the talking in these off-the-record meetings, it’s mostly Darren Wilson listening and...
  • Lerner Refused Tax Exemption to Conservative Groups – Granted Status to Underage Prostitution Ring

    11/23/2014 11:42:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-23-14 | Jim Hoft
    The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal included: •Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted •At least 5 pro-Israel groups •Constitutional groups •Groups that criticized Obama administration •At least two pro-life groups •An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor •A 180 year-old Baptist paper •A Texas voting-rights group •A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed •Conservative activists and businesses •At least one conservative Hispanic group •IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed •10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS •And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were Conservative However, Lerner did grant tax...
  • How Conservatives Can Attack Obama’s Immigration Plan Without Alienating Hispanics

    11/23/2014 1:38:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/23/14 | Mike Gonzalez
    ....it’s crucial for conservatives to do two things that may seem contradictory but are in fact complementary. The first is to fight executive amnesty through all means available. The second is to not allow the issue of illegal immigration to control the Right’s message to Hispanic Americans.... it should not be hard to fight executive action. There are upward of five videos of the president himself telling crowds (mostly Hispanic, in fact) that it would be illegal for him to act on his own.... Conservatives of all parties must remain united and single-minded in action and message. They should not...
  • Smaller Firms Brace For Obamacare Price Shocks (employer mandate hits)

    11/23/2014 1:32:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 11/20/14 | Dan Way
    RALEIGH — Already socked with rising premium costs due to Obamacare, Southern Elevator has delayed planned growth and job creation as it contemplates up to $800,000 in added annual health insurance costs a year from now, when employer mandates for medium-size businesses kick in. “Our health care insurance agent is estimating that we will have a 10 percent increase this year that is currently being priced,” said Rodney Pitts, owner of Greensboro-based Southern Elevator. That is on top of increases totaling 44 percent since 2012. The company now pays up to $20,000 annually for each employee with spouse and dependent...
  • 'Any Way We Can Fix Fox?' Attkisson Exposes DOJ Fast & Furious Emails

    11/23/2014 1:29:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    newsbustes ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    How long it would have taken from the time of its exposure for the press to have prominently reported on an email sent from the the Bush 43 White House to its Justice Department asking, "Any way we can fix the New York Times?" We can be confident that it would have taken less than a New York minute, and that saturation coverage would have continued for days. Well, one revelation in a series of Saturday tweets by former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, one of only a very few establishment press journalists who did serious reporting on the Department of...
  • Bush Strategist Matthew Dowd & Katrina vanden Heuvel Agree: Ben Carson Should Run (vid)

    11/23/2014 12:49:38 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Real Clear Politics
    On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's This Week, there was a consensus moment between former President Bush's chief re-election strategist Matthew Dowd and Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of the liberal magazine The Nation: Dr. Ben Carson should run for president.
  • Investment & Finance Thread November Rally Progress Report

    11/23/2014 12:48:39 PM PST · by expat_panama · 5 replies
    Weekly investment & finance thread ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread November Rally Progress Report Great time for investing!   Gold & silver have been recovering for a couple weeks now and a stock index rally is already in it's sixth week.   What's next --can it last?  Pundits (as usual) are covering all sides, so anyone wanting to indulge their confirmation bias need only pick their favorite flavor op-ed: Downside       Upside not de-sided   Falling inflation a worry for Europe but also the world Cramer Remix: Warning about Friday's rally Global Economy Weekahead - Falling inflation a worry for Europe but also the world (h/t Chgogal)...
  • NAACP supports Black Republican Lamar Gunn-- GOP Election Stolen by Dixiecrats

    11/23/2014 12:35:50 PM PST · by Moseley · 10 replies
    Delaware Politics ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jahi Issa Ph.D
    On November 17th, 2014, the Delaware N.A.A.C.P Sent this letter to: Governor Jack Markell Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. Biden III U.S. Justice Department, Voting Rights Acts &Civil Rights Division Ms. Elaine Manlove, State Election Commissioner Please consider this a formal complaint and request for an investigation into the November 4, 2014 election for the position of Recorder of Deeds in Kent County Delaware. The Delaware State Conference of Branches of the NAACP is making this request because a candidate who was declared the winner of the Election on November 4, 2014 has had his rights denied. This was brought...
  • Can any 2016 Democrat have that 'new car smell'?

    11/23/2014 12:09:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Byron York
    President Obama set off ripples in the political world Sunday morning when he said voters in the 2016 presidential race will want "that new car smell." Speaking with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Obama said in picking a new leader, Americans will "want to drive something off the lot that doesn't have as much mileage as me." Obama spoke in the context of saying complimentary things about Hillary Clinton. She was "an outstanding secretary of state," Obama said, and is "a friend" who would be "a formidable candidate" and "a great president." Still, Obama stopped short of actually expressing support for a...
  • Carter: Obama 'mistaken' on delaying immigration action

    11/23/2014 11:44:42 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former President Jimmy Carter said that President Obama was "mistaken" to delay taking unilateral action on immigration and suggested such a decision would not give him a political edge over Republicans in Congress. In an interview Thursday just hours before Obama announced his plan to give legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants through executive action, Carter explained it was the right move but suggested it should have happened sooner. "President Obama has worked as well as he can with a recalcitrant House of Representatives," Carter said on MSNBC's “Ronan Farrow Daily” show in an interview that aired Friday afternoon....
  • Conservative Republicans cast a longer shadow over moderates in Johnson County

    11/23/2014 11:39:08 AM PST · by centurion316 · 14 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | November 21, 2014 | Dave Helling
    The Johnson County moderate, a fixture of Kansas politics for decades, is an increasingly endangered species. Republicans and analysts on both sides of the moderate-conservative divide say the Nov. 4 election results confirm that conclusion. The centrist bankers, lawyers and businessmen who once defined the county’s politics are giving way to younger, more socially oriented conservatives who now play the major role in determining the county’s approach to government. “The old guard just doesn’t have the weight they used to have,” said Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican just elected to a second term. “The fact that the elites...
  • Leaked school letter ignites junk food row (W. Australia - don't tell Moochelle)

    11/23/2014 11:39:01 AM PST · by RightGeek · 11 replies
    The West Australian (via Yahoo) ^ | 11/20/2014 | Natalie Brown
    In a letter addressed to parents which was leaked to the media today, it was suggested children would have junk food, including lollies, chocolates and potato chips, confiscated if they were brought to school. “These foods will not be returned to the student until the end of the school day. If your child has chosen to make inappropriate food choices for their lunch they will not be provided with an alternative,” the letter read. The letter was followed by claims made to 6PR radio that students had already been told their bags could be searched for junk food. But, acting...
  • NAA(L)CP president "concerned" about Ferguson grand jury decision

    11/23/2014 11:23:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan/
    NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said he was "concerned" about the forthcoming grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case because the prosecutor failed to act upon previous complaints about the Ferguson, Missouri police department and didn't give the jurors sufficient instructions. "We have a prosecutor who had five complaints filed with the Justice Department concerning his police department by the NAACP. He failed to take action. This was before Mike Brown. He then conducts a grand jury, a process where he essentially dumps evidence into the laps of the grand jury with little direction. So are we concerned?...
  • Giuliani vs. Michael Eric Dyson: "White Officers Won't Be There If You Weren't Killing Each Other"

    11/23/2014 11:10:32 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 23, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    (with video) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson had a heated argument on Ferugson on Sunday's broadcast of NBC's Meet the Press. Giuliani confronted Dyson over the fact that blacks don't have mass protests when blacks kill other blacks. "But the fact is, I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93% of blacks in America are killed by other blacks," Giuliani said to Dyson.
  • Ted Cruz Bashed on NPR as Lurching As 'Far to the Right As Possible'

    11/23/2014 11:05:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tim Graham
    NPR and Sen. Ted Cruz are natural enemies. On Friday's journalists' weekly roundup on The Diane Rehm Show, Politico reporter Alex Burns mocked Cruz for acting like a stereotypical bar bully and a man who always seeks to go "as far to the right of his party as possible." Rehm thought he sounded ridiculous. DIANE REHM: And what about Senator Ted Cruz and what he had to say yesterday? ALEX BURNS: Well, this is sort of a moment tailor-made for Ted Cruz, right? [Laughter.]There's nothing better for him than a moment where he can go as far to the right...
  • Clues to Chief Justice John Roberts' thinking on new ObamaCare case

    11/23/2014 10:12:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    triblive.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2014 | Richard L. Hasen
    The Supreme Court's surprising decision to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act once again has focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 2012 decision that saved ObamaCare from being declared unconstitutional. Many court watchers expect that he will once again be the swing vote in deciding a case crucial to the health-care law, this one involving questions about who qualifies for subsidies under the law. But Roberts' vote in a recent voting rights case suggests he might not step in to save the health law this time. At issue in...
  • (Smirkin') Joe Biden VP Debate (10/11/12): Out of Afghanistan "in 2014 . Period."

    11/23/2014 10:00:37 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | October 11, 2012
    VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Martha, let's keep our eye on the ball. The reason I've been in and out of Afghanistan and Iraq 20 times — I've been up in the Kunar — I've been throughout that whole country, mostly in a helicopter and sometimes in a vehicle. The fact is we went there for one reason: to get those people who killed Americans, al-Qaida. We've decimated al-Qaida central. We have eliminated Osama bin Laden. That was our purpose. And in fact, in the meantime, what we said we would do, we would help train the Afghan military. It's their responsibility...
  • IndyStar Deletes Racist Cartoon About Illegal Immigrants

    11/22/2014 8:09:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    <p>The Indianapolis Star deleted a racist Gary Varvel cartoon depicting an illegal immigrant family climbing through the window while a white family had Thanksgiving dinner. Wow, really? The fact is, not all illegal immigrants are Hispanics.</p>
  • Suicide bomber strikes Afghan volleyball tournament, at least 45 dead

    11/23/2014 9:49:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 23, 2014 | Hafiz Ahmadi, Shashank Bengali
    A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday amid a crowd at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, killing 45 people and injuring dozens more in the deadliest attack since a new government took power, officials said. The evening explosion in Paktika province was a chilling reminder of the violence that insurgents continue to inflict on Afghanistan despite the inauguration of a national unity government two months ago and the impending withdrawal of most U.S.-led international troops. Mokhles Afghan, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the bomber was mingling with spectators at a local volleyball tournament when he detonated a vest...
  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 9:49:01 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 49 replies
    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/27395023/organs-removed-from-young-woman-against-familys-wishes ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    The organ donation process has been completed for the young woman whose family was fighting against it. According to family members of 26-year-old Martha Perez, her organs were removed on Friday against their wishes. Fox 4 spoke to the family before the removal and they said the third woman confirmed dead of injuries sustained in an Arlington wreck involving a suspected drunk driver was technically still alive. more.....
  • Cruz calls on Congress to block presidential nominees over executive action

    11/23/2014 9:43:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2014
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that President Obama refuses to accept that only Congress has the authority to establish federal immigration laws and that members should block the president’s nominees and some funding until he rescinds his executive action on the issue. “This is a stunning and sad display by the president,” Cruz, a Republican, told “Fox News Sunday.” “We need to impose real consequence.” Cruz suggested, as he has since Obama announced the executive action Thursday, that Congress should take action next year when Republicans, who already control the House, will also have the majority in the Senate.
  • Bill Cassidy’s low-key strategy seems to be working

    11/23/2014 9:13:23 AM PST · by topher · 15 replies
    The Morning Advocate [Baton Rouge Newspaper] ^ | 22-November-2014 | by gregory roberts
    Washington — Chances are that Republican Bill Cassidy doesn’t consult an actual game plan that spells out how he can unseat Democrat Mary Landrieu in the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana that will be decided Dec. 6. But if he were doing so, it could read something like this: For the Nov. 4 open primary, establish a position as the best-financed, mainstream Republican candidate to fend off any tea party challenge.
  • Kenya bus attack: Military 'kills 100 Shabab militants'

    11/23/2014 9:09:27 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | Nov. 23, 2014
    The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says. -excerpt- I can assure you that those behind the attack did not even take their supper," he was quoted as saying by the Standard newspaper. "They were killed by our officers who we sent out immediately after the attack. They did not find time to celebrate their heinous crime."
  • Egypt willing to send troops to future Palestine

    11/23/2014 8:58:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 11:47 AM EST
    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in remarks published Sunday that Egypt is prepared to send troops into a future Palestinian state to assist local police and guarantee Israel’s security. In comments to Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, el-Sissi said the troops would be stationed there temporarily to establish confidence. In a clarifying statement later, his office said the idea is a way to encourage Israel to accept a two-state solution. …
  • WE WILL NOT ENGAGE': MICHELE BACHMANN REVEALS GOP PLANS TO IGNORE EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    11/23/2014 12:09:19 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 87 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | Nov. 22,2014 | Robert Wilde
    “They acted as though the amnesty issue wasn’t even an issue. They said that the President is going to do what he’s going to do, and we are not going to get down in the mud with him. We are not going to engage, and what we are going to do is to talk about our positive solutions on jobs, the economy, education, and manufacturing,” Bachmann said. She added that each congressman who spoke reiterated that not engaging Obama and staying positive was a “brilliant strategy.” "We will not engage," she reiterated with disgust. Bachmann, who was elected to Congress...
  • Please keep those donations coming in folks. Let's git 'er done!! [FReepathon Thread LII]

    11/23/2014 8:43:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 130 replies
    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in folks. Let's git 'er done!! We've got a big fight ahead stopping Obama's desperate scorched earth plan for his last two years, especially now that the GOPe leadership has officially taken a powder and refuse to engage him. It's now up to the grassroots patriots and the conservative tea party members in congress. The democrats and RINOS have us surrounded, so we need to split, no, DOUBLE our forces and efforts and fight in both directions!! Thank God we have all the guns and we're fighting on God's side. Our God-given Liberty...
  • 2 Columbus Children Being Tested For Ebola (Ohio)

    11/23/2014 8:02:21 AM PST · by wtd · 33 replies
    Two children who recently traveled to West Africa are being tested for Ebola in Columbus, Ohio, after they showed symptoms of fever.
  • What price to achieve a progressive utopia?

    11/23/2014 8:10:40 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 25 replies
    Benicia Herald ^ | Nov. 22, 2014 | Dennis Lund
    WE ARE FAST APPROACHING THE POINT WHERE we may be forced to make the choice described by de Tocqueville: Capitulate to the ever-increasing demands of “progressives,” thus resigning ourselves to tyranny under the guise of benevolence, or stand up for the inherent freedom of the nation as originally envisioned.
  • A Brief Criminological Comment on Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton

    11/23/2014 7:54:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2014 | Jason Kissner
    Bayes’ Rule (a simple algebraic transformation of Bayes’ Theorem that converts probabilities into odds) supplies the appropriate guidance with respect to how recently announced evidence against Bill Cosby should update our belief with respect to his guilt or innocence. The Rule says that, broadly speaking, we should update our beliefs via a likelihood ratio that is formed by dividing the probability that X number of women (substitute for X however many women have testified against Cosby) would lie if Cosby is guilty by the probability that X number of women would lie if Cosby is innocent. The language “broadly speaking”...
  • ISIS Militant Who Sold Yazidi Girls as Sex Slaves Reportedly Killed in US Airstrike

    11/23/2014 7:34:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/22/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    A militant of the Islamic State terror group who sold kidnapped Yazidi girls in a slave market in Syria has reportedly been killed along with 34 other ISIS fighters in a U.S.-led airstrike in Mosul in northern Iraq. Mustafa Sulaiman Qarabash, also known as Abu Husam al-Iraqi and who is responsible for selling kidnapped Yazidi girls, is said to have been killed near the al-Faruq mosque in Tal Afar close to the Syrian border, reported Rudaw, a Kurdish media network, attributing it to Kurdish official sources. Husam was among 35 ISIS armed men who were killed, and their base destroyed,...
  • A Navy Vet's Case For Gun Control

    11/23/2014 7:19:19 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 90 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11.23.14 | Shawn VanDiver
    How many shootings will it take before we adopt common sense gun control? A former Navy weapons instructor lays out the simple steps lawmakers can take to make us all safer. Last week, there was yet another campus shooting. This time, it was at Florida State University. The exhaustingly predictable cycle of mass shooting, recycled talking points from all sides, proposed legislation, insider lobbying, stagnation, and loss of public interest is about to begin and has been repeated far too many times in recent memory. Face it: the gun rights debate in this country is stale. In May, I talked...
  • SHOCK: Homeschooling family tasered, arrested after being accused of having a ‘messy’ house

    11/23/2014 7:16:43 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | NOV 21, 2014 | KYLE OLSON
    NODAWAY COUNTY, Mo. – A homeschooling family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after they say their home was illegally searched by the sheriff’s department. The Home School Legal Defense Association is aiding Laura and Jason Hagan. Their house was raided by Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White and Chief Sheriff’s Deputy David Glidden.
  • How to Rebuke a President

    11/23/2014 7:15:20 AM PST · by ReaganThatcherJohnPaul2 · 17 replies
    For responding to a president who defies his constitutional limits, Congress is said to possess four powers: to impeach, to defund, to investigate, and to withhold confirmation of nominees. But there is a fifth recourse, which the new Republican Congress might consider in view of President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants: the power to censure. In fact, censure could work in tandem with Congress’s other powers, helping the legislature make the moral case for responding to the president’s lawlessness.
  • Soon, Within the Lives of Most of You, the American Dream Will Slip Away.

    11/23/2014 7:14:06 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 67 replies
    Vanity ^ | November 23, 2014 | Nathan Bedford
    Soon, within the lives of most of you, the American dream will slip away. If we accept that demographics in national presidential elections are increasingly running against Republicans and even more against conservatives, we must assume that the norm will be left-leaning Presidents. Looking beyond the 2014 election and the 2016 election as well, as demographics continue to run against us, the Senate will also increasingly trend left. However, the hold by Republicans and conservatives in the House of Representatives looks to be solid for some years to come, primarily because Republicans dominate state legislatures and draw district lines. Regardless...
  • Winston: Ref contact not malicious (Watch and you decide)

    11/23/2014 7:02:35 AM PST · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    espn ^ | 11/22/14 | j shanker
    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and quarterback Jameis Winston said there was nothing malicious about the contact between the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and an official in the third quarter of the Seminoles' 20-17 win against Boston College on Saturday. With the scored tied at 17-17 and 5:20 left in the third quarter, an official stood between Winston and center Cam Erving to prevent the Seminoles (No. 3 CFP, No. 1 AP) from running their next play. An official is instructed to stand over the ball to prevent the offense from snapping it until the defense has sufficient time to...
  • ‘‘IT’S A SLAP IN THE FACE TO LEGAL IMMIGRANTS!’ JUDGE JEANINE OBLITERATES OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION

    11/23/2014 7:00:26 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    FOX NEWS JUDGE JEANINE via THE RIGHT SCOOP ^ | 11-22-14 | FOX NEWS JUDGE JEANINE via THE RIGHT SCOOP
    Judge Jeanine expertly displayed all the arrogance, hypocrisy and opportunism of Obama’s lawless executive action on immigration this week. It’s definitely worth a listen:
  • Watch Canadian Hockey Fans Help Finish the U.S. National Anthem After the Singer’s Mic Fails

    11/23/2014 6:40:52 AM PST · by shove_it · 26 replies
    Time ^ | 20 Nov 2014 | Samantha Grossman
    (video at link) This is sure to warm even the iciest hearts At a Toronto Maple Leafs game Tuesday night, singer Michelle Madeira was partway through The Star-Spangled Banner when her mic cut out. She continued singing, but of course, the crowd couldn’t hear her. Without missing a beat, the entire crowd picked up where Madeira left off, completing the U.S. national anthem in unison. Fans kept up the enthusiasm and sang O Canada right after. See? Hockey fans aren’t just drunken and rowdy and prone to fighting. They’re also sometimes really awesome.
  • Flood of illegal immigrants pour into NYC public schools

    11/23/2014 6:40:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2014 | By Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants. The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come. “It is expected that children will continue to arrive in large numbers in the coming years,” says a DOE memo to principals obtained by The Post. The notice comes as the city rolls out a $50 million red carpet for 1,662 minors who crossed the border this summer to escape ­violence and gangs in...
  • Four Year-Old Boy Attacked in New Zealand for Wearing Yarmulke

    11/23/2014 6:32:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 11/23/2014, 8:14 AM | Tova Dvorin
    A four-year-old Jewish boy was attacked by an anti-Semitic thug in New Zealand—the latest such incident in a wave of anti-Semitism in the country. According to the New Zealand Herald, the boy, who was walking home from preschool with a friend and his brother, were approached by a man “of Middle Eastern appearance”, said to be in his twenties, who slapped him—hard—in front of the boy’s mother. He was apparently targeted because he was wearing a yarmulke, or Jewish skullcap. According to New Zealand Jewish Council president Stephen Goodman, the man then left in a car with four other men—while...
  • US Citizens Warned To Stay Away From Acapulco

    11/23/2014 6:28:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 23, 2014
    US citizens have been warned to stay away from the Mexican resort of Acapulco because of the threat from protests over the suspected murder of a group of student teachers. The American Embassy in Mexico City issued the security message which it said applied to its own staff and all US citizens. A statement released by the embassy said its personnel "have been instructed to defer non-essential travel to Acapulco, by air or land," and added that it "cautions US citizens to follow the same guidelines". The alert added that "protests and violent incidents continue in Guerrero state in response...
  • Clinton Accuser's Story Aired (Clinton Rape Flashback)

    11/23/2014 5:43:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/25/99 | Howard Kurtz
    Juanita Broaddrick told her story to a national television audience last night, saying she did not tell authorities 21 years ago of her contention that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her because "I just don't think anyone would have believed me." In a gripping account punctuated by sobs, the Arkansas woman told "Dateline NBC" that in her Little Rock hotel room, Clinton suddenly "turned me around and started kissing me, and that was a real shock. I first pushed him away. I just told him 'no.' . . . He tries to kiss me again. He starts biting on my lip....
  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    11/23/2014 5:29:54 AM PST · by Vaquero · 64 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 11-23-14 | BEN NUCKOLS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night in a downtown Washington hotel room and the grainy video that showed him lighting a crack pipe in the company of a much-younger woman. When FBI agents burst in, he referred to her with an expletive. She "set me up," Barry said.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 November 2014

    11/23/2014 4:58:30 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 123 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 November 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows November 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Governor-elect Greg Abbott, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Anthony Gray, attorney for the Michael Brown family; John Hofmeister, former CEO of Shell Oil; author Daniel Yergin. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Raul Labrador, R-Idaho; Cornell William Brooks, president of the NAACP.THIS WEEK (ABC): President Barack Obama.STATE OF...
  • Seven times Obama has invoked his daughters in public statements

    11/23/2014 4:18:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2014 | Niall Stanage
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have been fiercely protective of their daughters’ privacy since winning the White House in 2008. The first daughters have spent their formative years in the public eye. Malia Obama was 10 when her father was first elected president and is now 16; Sasha was 7 and is now 13. But the president has also often invoked his daughter’s names — and their attitudes — when making political points. The most recent instance came during Thursday night’s primetime address on immigration. Here, in reverse chronological order, are seven examples. Immigration Reform — November 20,...
  • Ivy League School Holds Funeral For Michael Brown And Non-White People Killed By Racism

    11/23/2014 12:37:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2014 | Emma Colton
    Preparing for the soon expected grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Missouri, students at the University of Pennsylvania held a ceremonial funeral on Friday afternoon for “black and brown bodies” oppressed by the evils of capitalism and the racism of police officers. Known as the Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), the multicultural student group founded in 2012 has held a litany of stunts on the Philadelphia campus to “create a more conscious and active community at UPenn and in Philadelphia,” according to the group’s Facebook page. Since the beginning of the school year, SOUL has deemed Friday “#FergusonFriday,” a...