Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $55,964
63%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 63%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

News/Current Events (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Change on veterans’ gun rights lights fire

    12/04/2012 10:11:57 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/03/12 | David Sherfinski
    A major defense-spending bill hit an unexpected bump on its journey through the U.S. Senate over an amendment on veterans’ gun rights[.] Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, wants veterans who have been deemed “mentally incompetent” to have their cases adjudicated by a judge — rather than the Department of Veterans Affairs, as happens currently — and argued that veterans who simply cannot support themselves financially are needlessly given the label and, as such, cannot buy or possess firearms.
  • Dick Armey resigns from tea party group (FreedomWorks)

    12/04/2012 10:11:25 AM PST · by GVnana · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/4/2012
    One of the most influential - but behind-the-scenes - leaders of the tea party movement has left the organization he helped to build. Former Rep. Dick Armey, R-Tex., resigned from the tea party umbrella group FreedomWorks at the end of last week. A spokesperson for FreedomWorks confirmed to CBSNews.com that the organization "accepted his letter of resignation."Mother Jones Magazine first reported the story and obtained a copy of the letter Armey sent to Matt Kibbe, the president of FreedomWorks. The separation appears to have been tenuous and Armey told Mother Jones that the organization was taking an "unproductive" direction. When...
  • The Demographic Cliff: How will our society survive as it becomes older and numbers become fewer?

    12/04/2012 10:09:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/04/2012 | Jerome Koch
    Lost within the tsunami of campaign reporting was a study released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on October 3, 2012. The report, titled "Births: Preliminary Data for 2011," passed through the 24-hour news cycle with hardly a mention. The only reason I heard about it was due to a short blurb carried by a local outlet, which reported a significant drop in teenage births. This news item was, of course, reported as positive. But the full report and its tables of statistics reveals nothing positive whatsoever. According to the CDC numbers, 2011 was a banner year. It recorded...
  • Obama Wants a War

    12/04/2012 10:05:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/04/2012 | Christopher Chantrill
    Conservatives seem to be nonplussed about President Obama sending Treasury Secretary Geithner to Capitol Hill without a proposal for a grand bargain on entitlements. But why? Worrying about debt and default and entitlements is for the responsible people. Responsibility is for the people who believe in the "responsible self," the notion developed a couple of millennia ago during the Axial Age. Responsibility is for the bourgeoisie. President Obama is above all that. Liberal politics in general is above all that. Their politics is about war, not about nice comfortable entitlements. President Obama's War? He's fighting a war on "inequality." Even...
  • Poll: Repubs Getting Massacred in 'Cliff' Media Debate

    12/04/2012 10:01:58 AM PST · by chessplayer · 66 replies
    You know, it's tough to fight the media on behalf of conservatism when those elected to institute and protect conservatism have no skills whatsoever when it comes to articulating and defending our ideas. According to this new poll, House Republicans might actually be doing better in this debate were they to simply say nothing. They certainly couldn't be doing worse: While 53 percent of those surveyed say the GOP would (and should) lose the fiscal cliff blame game, just 27 percent say President Obama would be deserving of more of the blame.
  • Donations to Obama from faculty, staff, at Catholic colleges outpaced those to Romney

    12/04/2012 9:59:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/12 | Caroline May
    The vast majority of faculty and staff members from the nation’s top Catholic universities donated to President Barack Obama’s campaign over Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s this cycle, according to a new report. Ninety-one percent of the employees at 23 different Catholic schools gave to Obama, according to Federal Elections Commission data available on OpenSecrets.org and analysed by the conservative college site Campus Reform. Much has been made of Obama’s Affordable Care Act mandate requiring employers to provide contraception coverage, a requirement that church officials say conflicts with Catholic religious doctrine,
  • Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters

    12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    (Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall. Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the...
  • News Flash: Senate to Vote on UN Treaty [Update: 60 yes votes, 40 no votes, Treaty FAILS!]

    12/04/2012 9:54:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/3/12 | Karen Farris
    The US Senate will be voting Tuesday, December 4th on whether to ratify a United Nations treaty on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Beneath the surface of this important sounding effort, is a crafty attempt to bequeath more of our American sovereignty to the authority of the United Nations. America has some of the most stringent protections for those who are disabled. This treaty supposedly makes it a more global effort to support the disabled. Proponents say if the US signs the treaty other nations would be more likely to improve their own efforts with the disabled. But like...
  • Homeowner, 76, pulls gun on scam artists who flee in van(IN)

    12/04/2012 9:50:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    nwitimes.com ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Staff
    HOBART | A 76-year-old Hobart homeowner and his wife were targets of scam artists who prey on the elderly, police said. Three men, who knocked on the couple's door Thursday on the pretext of doing yard work, instead worked to divert their attention, police Detective James Gonzales said. No money reportedly was stolen by the men, who were inside the couple's house and garage, police said. The homeowner, who began feeling uncomfortable, grabbed his handgun from inside his garage, but was pushed down by one of the men who took it from him, Gonzales said. The gun was recovered on...
  • KY:WKU wraps up first semester with new gun policy

    12/04/2012 9:21:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wkuherald.com ^ | 4 November, 2012 | Mary Anne Andrews
    This fall marked the first semester students have been allowed to have guns and other weapons in their vehicles on campus. After the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that public universities couldn’t ban guns from cars on campus, WKU had to change its policy. Prior to July 27, students were not allowed to have guns on campus in any capacity. The new policy allows students with valid concealed carry licenses to keep weapons in their cars, in plain sight. Students who don’t have licenses may still have the weapons in their cars and campus lots but must keep them in a...
  • Report: Youth Employment At Lowest Level Since World War II

    12/04/2012 9:08:07 AM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    A report released Monday claimed employment for America's youth is at the lowest level it's been since World War II. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's study titled "Youth and Work: Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity," "6.5 million people ages 16 to 24 are both out of school and out of work, statistics that suggest dire consequences for financial stability and employment prospects in that population." The findings are truly disturbing. "Entry-level jobs at fast-food restaurants and clothing stores that high school dropouts once could depend on to start their careers now go to older workers...
  • Sorry Libs, The NRA Was There to Help Blacks Defend Themselves From KKK Democrats, Not the...

    12/04/2012 8:57:30 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-3-2012 | Jim Hoft
    December 3, 2012 Sorry Libs… The NRA Was There to Help Blacks Defend Themselves From KKK Democrats, Not the Other Way Around Jim Hoft On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana. The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a “Negro hunt,” killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could find. (Via Grand Old Partisan)Which brings us to today… Asshat Jason Whitlock,...
  • The Who's Pete Townshend: 'I'm a Bit of a Neocon'

    12/04/2012 8:49:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    The Who's Pete Townshend: 'I'm a Bit of a Neocon' By Noel Sheppard Created 12/04/2012 - 9:33am Most rock musicians are typically quite liberal. Apparently not legendary Who guitarist Pete Townshend who dropped a political bombshell Tuesday saying, "I'm a bit of a neocon" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): During a six-minute interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl for the joint online program "Spinners and Winners" launched in January by ABC and Yahoo! News, Townshend said he thought Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was going to win the election earlier this month. "I thought he was throwing the money...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,December 4,2012

    12/04/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 4,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List! Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like This
  • General warns: ‘Egypt is heading into a civil war’ judges answer Morsi’s referendum with a boycott

    12/04/2012 8:22:13 AM PST · by Fred · 17 replies
    A controversial decision by Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council to completely refrain from supervising a referendum on the recently approved constitution remains the top story in the Arab press. “Egypt: Judiciary boycotts the referendum… and the constitutional committee suspends work,” reads the main headline of the London-based daily A-Sharq Al-Awsat, long known for its anti-Islamist leanings. The paper reports that judges on the council — all appointed by deposed former president Hosni Mubarak — feared for their safety when they saw crowds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters blocking the roads leading to the gates, “climbing the fences… and inciting the people against...
  • Off-Label Drug Promotion Protected by 1st Amendment – Appeals Court

    12/04/2012 8:11:56 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/03/12 | Ashby Jones
    A federal appellate court in New York has reversed the conviction of a Long Island man found guilty of promoting off-label uses for pharmaceuticals on grounds that the conviction violated his First Amendment free speech rights.
  • Firearm NICS Checks break all time record

    12/04/2012 8:01:38 AM PST · by aimhigh · 50 replies
    FBI website ^ | 12/04/2012 | FBI
    Nationally, firearm NICS checks broke the record in November, with 2,006,919 checks. This beat the prior December 2011 record of 1,862,327.
  • Judge removed in Fort Hood shooting rampage case

    12/04/2012 7:57:15 AM PST · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    http://www.myfoxhouston.com ^ | Dec. 3, 2012 | By ANGELA K. BROWN
    <p>FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The military's highest court ousted the judge in the Fort Hood shooting case Monday and threw out his order to have the suspect's beard forcibly shaved before his court-martial.</p> <p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Col. Gregory Gross didn't appear impartial while presiding over the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 shootings on the Texas Army post that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen others.</p>
  • Obama and Israel: Carom Shot?

    12/04/2012 7:55:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/4/12 | Elliott Abrams
    The Israeli press is reporting that “The United States was behind the summoning of Israeli ambassadors by several European nations, Israeli sources with close ties to US administration officials said Monday. ‘The European move is essentially an American move,’ one official said. ‘The Brits asked the Americans how to act.’” The same story quotes an Israeli official saying “The Europeans got the green light to respond with extreme measures . . .” No proof is offered and proof in these circumstances will be hard to produce. But the story has a great deal of logic behind it. The Obama administration...
  • Big Lake men subdue serial burglar(AK)

    12/04/2012 7:43:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    frontiersman.com ^ | 29 November, 2012 | Greg Johnson
    BIG LAKE — A bail-jumping burglar may be feeling lucky at the possibility of spending the next several decades in jail after an armed confrontation that nearly left him shot. Joshua Beaty, 25, was in the process of robbing the Big Lake area home of James Conner Oct. 26 when Conner and a couple of his friends caught Beaty in the act. “He already had the TV loaded up and some other stuff,” said Jim Bowe Jr., owner of Mark’s Big Lake Repair and friend of Conner. “He came out of the house and tried to sneak into his truck,...