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  • Ryan asks if Obama will meet deadline to submit a budget request this year

    01/09/2013 7:00:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/13 | Erik Wasson
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday asked the White House if it will once again miss the legal deadline for submitting an annual budget to Congress. Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution in 2009. “Given the critical importance of addressing our nation´s fiscal problems, I am writing to ask whether the President will submit
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Begins Protecting Schools with Armed ‘Posse’ Patrols

    01/09/2013 6:18:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 01-09-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaAs Barack Obama and his gun control supplicant Joe Biden move to use the school murders in Newtown, CT's "gun-free zone" as an excuse to grab the guns of law-abiding Americans, a new poll shows that most Americans actually want more of an armed presence in our schools to protect students from madmen. And Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't waiting for Washington to act. Sheriff Joe today deployed 500 armed volunteers to patrol outside 59 schools in metropolitan Phoenix.  400 of these volunteers are part of  3,000-strong Joe's "Posse" and another 100 volunteers known as reserve deputies...
  • MILLER: White House goes after guns

    01/09/2013 5:26:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 January, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The White House just realized it had to at least pretend to listen to America’s 100 million gun owners. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. invited a representative from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to attend a White House meeting with anti-gun groups scheduled to take place Thursday. Up to now, gun owners have been left out of President Obama's task force seeking “solutions” to gun violence by the end of the month. The simultaneous high-profile media blitz is meant to ready the public for radical limits on the Second Amendment. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appears to...
  • Obama would be limited in executive order on gun control

    01/09/2013 4:49:23 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 9, 2013 | Ryan Witt
    Today Vice President Joe Biden met with gun victims and safety groups as part of a continuing effort by his task force to come up with solutions to gun violence in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. The highlight of the meeting came when Biden announced that the White House is prepared to act through executive action to implement gun control measures. Biden stated...
  • Mortgage Purchase and Refi Applications Rise (But Purchase Apps Remain Below Bubble Levels)

    01/09/2013 4:15:15 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/09/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), mortgage applications rose 11.7% after the Holiday slump of the previous week. Mortgage purchase applications rose 9.56% SA and 48.53% NSA. Mortgage refinancing applications rose 12.4% SA and 49.52% NSA. Now, before you get excited about the increase in mortgage purchase applications, they are still stuck in the “red zone” since 2010, far below the average from 2000-2010. Meanwhile, mortgage refinancing applications remain above the long-run average. It is no wonder. With 15 government mortgage financing programs (HAMP, HARP, AG Settlement, etc) and The Fed’s manipulation of interest (and mortgage) rates, mortgage rates...
  • [Judeo=Christians] What to Expect in Obama’s Second Term

    01/09/2013 3:42:31 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 9, 2013 | George J. Marlin
    The next four years will not be good ones for practicing Catholics or, for that matter, anyone who subscribes to Judeo-Christian beliefs. I’m certain that in a short time from now, Catholics will look upon the recent “fiscal cliff” scuffle as merely the prelude to the president’s plan to impose his ideological will on the nation.Although Obama won with only 51 percent of the vote – and is the first president re-elected to a second term receiving fewer total votes than in his first election – he actually believes he received a huge mandate last November. He rejects the notion...
  • Obama gun advisers already breaking rules -Attorney points out transparency requires notice

    01/09/2013 3:15:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 1/7/13 | Bob Unruh
    Freedom Watch chief Larry Klayman, who founded Judicial Watch and made a name for himself suing Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and a slew of foreign dictators, is asking Barack Obama to play by the rules in his establishment of a team to advise him on gun control. Klayman, whose cases against Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have made headlines, became so well-known that a character in the TV series “West Wing,” Harry Klaypool,
  • Obama Golfed in Hawaii with Former Rezko Crony

    01/09/2013 3:04:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    whitehousedossier ^ | 1/9/13 | Keith Koffler
    While on vacation in Hawaii this month, President Obama played golf with Allison Davis, a former business partner of Tony Rezko who also helped give Obama his start in the legal profession. Rezko is the former Obama associate and fundraiser who was convicted of corruption and fraud and currently sits in prison. Davis, who is male, partnered with Rezko on a series of government-funded low and mixed income housing development projects in Chicago. While Davis himself has never been charged with wrongdoing, a number of the projects were high-priced failures that resulted in poor living conditions for residents. According to...
  • Frederick and Kimberly Kagan: How to Waste a Decade in Afghanistan

    01/09/2013 3:03:42 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 8, 2013 | FREDERICK W. KAGAN And KIMBERLY KAGAN
    At the White House on Friday, President Obama will meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Although Mr. Karzai will presumably take up his continuous complaints that America has "imposed" corruption on his country, the more vital subject for both parties will be the size of the U.S. military footprint beyond 2014. Administration officials are already leaking that the U.S. presence will be smaller than that requested by Gen. John Allen. The U.S. commander in the region has said that a force of 6,000 to 20,000 troops is needed. The White House has floated that 3,000 to 4,000 may be sufficient....
  • Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone (2005 SC case)

    01/09/2013 3:01:18 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 54 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 27 - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation. The decision, with an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia and dissents from Justices John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, overturned a ruling by a federal appeals court in Colorado. The appeals court had permitted a lawsuit to proceed against a Colorado town, Castle Rock, for the failure of the police to respond to...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions about President Obama’s nomination for Secretary of Treasury: “Jack Lew must

    01/09/2013 2:46:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | 1/9/13 | Greta Van Susteren
    NOTE BELOW – from FNC’s Kara Rowland about Senator Jeff Sessions statements about the nomination of Jack Lew for Secretary of Treasury: —— Below you will find excerpts of a statement on Jack Lew from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) – his office is planning to release the statement in full once Lew’s nomination is official but we have permission to use these excerpts NOW. I’d suggest sourcing as something like “according to excerpts of a statement by Sen. Jeff Sessions made in anticipation of the nomination obtained by Fox.” Though I realize that’s wordy. Sessions is the top Republican on...
  • Reminder: Stalin’s Firearms Confiscation Was a Tremendous Success for Socialist State (Video)

    01/09/2013 2:40:34 PM PST · by radioone · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 9, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Joseph Stalin’s firearms confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state. This is a tremendous reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people. (Video at link)
  • French wine lobby bristles at California 'Champagne' for Obama's inauguration

    01/09/2013 2:28:17 PM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    the hill ^ | 1/9 | pecquet
    The French wine lobby is upset about the menu for Obama's inauguration and is penning a letter to the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), The Hill has learned. At issue is the menu's dessert course, which will be accompanied by “Korbel Natural, Special Inaugural Cuvée Champagne, California,” according to a press release from the inauguration committee. That description violates U.S. law, according to Sam Heitner, the director of the Champagne Bureau, a Washington lobby. The inauguration committee however says the wine itself is labeled in accordance with U.S. law and will be...
  • Obama Inauguration Invocation to Be Delivered by Medgar Evers' Widow

    01/09/2013 2:13:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/09/2013 | Katherine Weber
    Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama's second public inauguration on Jan. 21, event organizers announced Tuesday. Evers-Williams, 79, will reportedly be the first woman and non-clergy member to deliver one of the most public prayers in America's political history. "I am humbled to have been asked to deliver the invocation for the 57th inauguration of the President of the United States -- especially in light of this historical time in America when we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement," Evers-Williams said in a statement released...
  • Wal-Mart Now Sold On Gun-Control Summit

    01/09/2013 1:39:58 PM PST · by Yehuda · 142 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/9/12 | CNN
    Wal-Mart now sold on gun-control summit Retail giant Wal-Mart has had an apparent change of heart about attending a gun-control summit called by Vice President Joe Biden.
  • The Debt Ceiling and the Fourteenth Amendment

    01/09/2013 12:43:16 PM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 9, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The Fourteenth Amendment does not grant the President unilateral authority to ignore the debt ceiling imposed by the Congress. But what if he does it anyway? There has been talk since at least 2011 about presidential reliance on the Fourteenth Amendment unilaterally to ignore the debt ceiling. In view of the approach of a new debt ceiling debate and President Obama's stated position that he will not negotiate concerning it, such talk is again au courant (as Senator Kerry, our next Secretary of State, might put it). The Obama Administration position, as stated by Press Secretary Carney on December 6,...
  • If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?

    01/09/2013 10:39:39 AM PST · by Windflier · 149 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 3 January 2013 | Dean Garrison
    The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that...
  • Bailed-Out GM US Market Share at 88 Year Low

    01/09/2013 11:49:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 9, 2013 | Mark Modica
    General Motors finished 2012 with a 17.9% market share in the US and is expected to repeat the performance in 2013 according to a Bloomberg report. The number is at the lowest point it has been since 1924. So what is behind the dismal numbers at GM that sees the company performing at 88 year lows? Before speculating on why GM has lost so much market share to the competition, I must point out the technicality that the company has actually only been in existence for 3 1/2 years, so we are comparing market share to "Old GM." "New GM"...
  • White House recruits foundations on gun effort

    01/09/2013 10:31:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    politico ^ | 1/8/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    The White House on Tuesday afternoon reached out to major philanthropic foundations not typically associated with gun control to gauge how much they are willing to get involved in President Obama’s future gun violence prevention efforts, according to a person on the call. The call, which featured Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Jonathan Greenblatt, the director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, and members of Vice President Biden’s staff, was largely a “listening session,” according to the person on the call, who represents a foundation invited to participate. The person said the call...
  • Drudge Compares Obama To Hitler And Stalin...

    01/09/2013 11:35:05 AM PST · by blam · 109 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-9-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Drudge Compares Obama To Hitler And Stalin... Brett LoGiuratoJanuary 9, 2013 His take on Vice President Joe Biden's comment that "executive action can be taken" to curb gun violence: Biden's comments came during a meeting with gun safety advocacy groups and victims of gun violence earlier on Wednesday. He said the White House has determined that "executive action can be taken," but he didn't specify what those measures might be. It was the first suggestion from the White House that it could bypass Congress in instituting measures to combat gun violence in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook...
  • Man behind FPSRussia Youtube channel found dead

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  • Just Wait til We Get Home

    01/09/2013 10:50:50 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Obama (pretending to like girls) with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra... h/t Speedunque
  • 500,000 acre private property land-grab by U.S. Forest Service

    01/09/2013 10:08:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/9/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Nearly 200,000 American citizens in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties could lose free use of their private lands and property if the proposed Rim of the Valley National Park converting two national parks becomes law! A continuation of United Nations sponsored, Agenda 21 aims of shoving American citizens into carefully defined clusters of living space around large urban populations, the Rim of the Valley plan would severely affect personal liberty! Urgent action is needed to stop this huge new federal land grab threat says Chuck Cushman of the American Land Right Association. (1) “It will start with a small scope...
  • Obama Forgets Writing on Gun Questionnaire (2008 Flashback)

    01/09/2013 10:01:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    abc ^ | Apr 17, 2008 | staff
    ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Talal Al-Khatib Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., maintained at Wednesday’s ABC News debate in Philadelphia that his handwriting does not appear on a 1996 questionnaire stating support for a ban on the manufacture, sale, and possession of handguns. The Democratic presidential frontrunner made this claim even though a copy of the original document suggests otherwise. "No, my writing wasn’t on that particular questionnaire, Charlie. As I said, I have never favored an all-out ban on handguns," said Obama. The Illinois Democrat made his remarks after ABC News’ Charlie Gibson told Obama: "In 1996, your campaign...
  • Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns

    Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns "The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required." Biden said that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act." Biden talked also about taking responsible...
  • Biden: Obama Can Use "Executive Orders" To Act On Gun Control (video)

    01/09/2013 9:05:36 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 227 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Vice President Joe Biden, while addressing representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups, says President Obama could use "executive orders" to enact gun control measures. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: "The president is going to act. There are executives orders -- executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe is required."
  • Quakers learn $500,000 lesson about how unions make their world a dangerous place

    01/09/2013 7:17:25 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | JANUARY 9TH, 2013 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    A group of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania Quakers has discovered they have no “friends” in the union movement. The gentile folk that are called Friends or Quakers wanted to have a new meetinghouse built and foolishly thought they should engage the cheapest construction company to get the job done. Their problems arose when the word got out that the company they hired used non-union workers. This “insult” enraged the members of several unions that lost out on the work involved. The Friends Community could not afford to build their new meetinghouse if they had to knuckle under and pay union extortionist...
  • Do You Know About Obamacare’s Part-Time Trap

    01/09/2013 7:22:30 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    http://www.libertynews.com/ ^ | january 8, 2013 | jimmie bise jr
    Moe Lane highlighted a number of business in several states that are cutting their employees’ hours (when they’re not actually laying off employees), to prepare for the coming asteroid-strike that are the Obamacare taxes. The IRS, which is in charge of enforcing the bazillion-page monstrosity, recently decided 30 hours is the new “full-time” and so tens of thousands of workers will find their hours cut from a normal 32-40 down to 29, so their bosses can afford to keep them on the payroll. The whole cycle of government action/business reaction/government overreaction was as predictable as an Obama campaign speech but...
  • Gun Grabbing Legislation Sweeps Nation

    01/09/2013 7:28:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/9/13 | Ben Shapiro
    Remember when the left pretended they liked the Second Amendment? That’s passé. Today, Democrats around the country are preparing for a big gun grab, the likes of which the Republic has never before seen. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has actually publicly pitched all-out gun confiscation (or alternatively, forced gun buybacks), is now preparing grandiose new legislation designed to strip New Yorkers of “assault weapons,” as well as restrict the size of magazines. In the only provision actually designed to reduce crime, Cuomo will also propose harsher penalties for using a gun in the commission of a crime....
  • Chavez' Term Ends Today/Will Not Take New Oath, Violates Constitution: DOES U.S. RECOGNIZE CHAVEZ?

    01/09/2013 7:58:30 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies
    Dictator Hugo Chavez and friend of Sean Penn and Oliver Stone was mandated to take a sworn presidential oath before the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela this morning due to the specifics of their Constitution and that he won the Oct. election (unfortunately) for another six-year term starting today. However Hugo "smells of sulphur", it is reported, and is out of the country and deathly ill in Havana, Cuba of apparently malignant cancer, so he is not exercising his duties in addition to being absent from the country in the first place. There are succession plans in place in Venezuelan...
  • White House Misfires On Gun Control

    01/09/2013 6:32:35 AM PST · by suspects · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 9, 2013 | Michael Graham
    The position of pro-Second Amendment Americans is that gun ownership is part of the fundamental human right to self-defense, explicitly stated in the Constitution by the Founding Fathers due to an overarching political philosophy regarding the balance of power between the individual and the state. The position of the anti-gun activists in the Obama administration is “guns are icky.” The media consider them the intellectuals in this debate. And so Fox News reports “White House In Gun Control Sprint.” President Obama wants to fast-track a stack of new gun laws before the lingering pain and horror of the Newtown, Conn.,...
  • MORE Reasons We're Not Forking-Over Our Guns to a Government That Just Bought 1.4B Rounds of Ammo...

    01/09/2013 2:30:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    You didn't hear about all that? Plenty more cause-to-suspect the intentions of this vile regime where that came from, and do keep in mind that the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution was intended to protect the populace from the actions of a tyrannical government-it wasn't meant for hunting, or even stopping stage-coach robberies- it's there primarily to defend Liberty from precisely the type of megalomaniacal leaders we find ourselves saddled with today... Powerful CA Senator Diane Feinstein has come right-out and stated her end-goal as confiscation of ALL guns in this country... President Obama has twice called for a 'Civilian National Security Force'...
  • Obama admin orders Arctic drilling probe after rig accident {not during drilling or in Arctic)

    01/09/2013 5:05:02 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Obama administration ordered a broad review of Shell’s Arctic drilling program on Tuesday, following a series of mishaps that culminated with the grounding of the company’s Kulluk rig on New Year’s Eve. The move calls into question whether Shell Oil Co. will be allowed to continue its hunt for crude under the Chukchi and Beaufort seas north of Alaska, after spending $5 billion and more than six years on the quest. In announcing the probe, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar stressed that the Obama administration “is fully committed to exploring for potential in energy resources in frontier areas, such as...
  • Off With a Bang: Assault on Second Amendment Begins

    01/08/2013 4:33:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Off With a Bang: Assault on Second Amendment BeginsPosted By Matthew Vadum On January 8, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 40 Comments President Obama is planning an aggressive, in-your-face, blitzkrieg-style campaign against Americans’ fundamental Second Amendment right to self-defense.After a madman murdered 26 people including 20 young schoolchildren last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama initially urged a reinstatement of the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban. The demonstrably useless law lapsed in 2004 and had no detectable impact on crime. It was designed to cater to big-city...
  • Good News: You May Be Spared Execution

    01/08/2013 6:45:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 8, 2013 | Daren Jonescu
    Back in those quaint days when KGB-supported communist subversives planning to overthrow a republic had to meet in secret to discuss their operations, William Ayers and his chums reportedly opined that during the post-revolutionary period of normalization, approximately twenty-five million Americans (ten percent) would have to be executed. Today, however, I have good news: that number may now be reassessed at as low as ten million, which, when one factors in the increase in the overall American population since the original estimate was made, suggests as much as a seventy percent savings in the government's stockpile of ammunition. There's a...
  • Hobby Lobby Fights The Good Fight Against Obamacare Tyranny

    01/08/2013 6:23:17 PM PST · by billflax · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/08/2013 | Bill Flax
    Welcome to Obamaland where our inalienable rights are being gradually degraded. Now that President Obama needs never to curry electoral favor again will government’s grasping overreach soon strangle a successful arts-and-crafts company? “We’re just going to have to cross that bridge when we come to it,” says attorney Kyle Duncan of the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty. Mr. Duncan represents Hobby Lobby, a family-owned retail chain risking severe penalties for putting principles before profits. Limited self-government descends into tyranny. Hobby Lobby faces looming fines of up to $1.3 million per day for refusing to abide a spurious provision of the...
  • Bullies: Obama Administration Summons NRA to White House

    01/08/2013 3:35:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 1/8/13 | Ben Sharpiro
    Vice President Joe Biden, who is heading up the President’s task force on gun control proposals, announced Tuesday that he would be meeting this week with the National Rifle Association, among other groups. And his timing is just a bit suspect; the day before meeting with the NRA, Biden will be meeting with gun control organizations and shooting victims. Presumably, his welcome for the NRA will be somewhat less hearty. The NRA, under heavy public pressure thanks to the White House’s bully tactics after the Sandy Hook massacre, said it would visit the White House
  • Ted Cruz draws presidential buzz, but is he eligible?

    01/08/2013 3:15:17 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | January 7, 2013 | DAVID CATANESE
    Ted Cruz may have the aura of a future presidential contender, but is he even eligible...? The newly sworn-in Texas senator and rising Republican star was born in Canada, to a mother who was born in Delaware and Cuban father. That’s triggered a debate about whether he’s eligible for the nation’s highest office... While there’s no legal precedent for Cruz’s situation, most constitutional scholars surveyed by POLITICO believe the 42-year-old tea party sensation would be OK. “The problem is, no one knows what a natural born citizen is,” agreed University of California, Davis law professor Gabriel Chin, who argued in...
  • Oil industry to Obama: Energy production, not taxes, will cure economy

    01/08/2013 12:11:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    To create jobs, jump-start the U.S. economy and drive more money into the nation’s treasury, President Obama should forgo tax increases in his second term and instead embrace much more domestic energy production, an oil and gas industry leader said Tuesday. “Energy access, not taxes, is the key to unlocking new revenues for our government,” said Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, in his annual “State of American Energy” address. His speech focused heavily on recent projections that, with the right policies in place, the U.S. is poised to become the world’s leader in oil and natural gas...
  • Republicans should start acting like Obama

    01/08/2013 11:58:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/08/2013 | Marc Thiessen
    <p>Really. Give the president his due: he fights for what he believes in.</p> <p>In his first year in office, Obama faced a popular backlash against his stimulus spending bill and saw a Republican elected to Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in a referendum on Obamacare. Yet despite these and other setbacks, the president declared he had no intention of moderating his approach. “The one thing I’m really clear about is that I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president,” Obama said in a January 2010 interview.</p>
  • Obama EPA Regulations Kill 15 Power Plants, 480 Jobs In Georgia

    01/08/2013 10:54:35 AM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 8, 2013 | 10:20 am | Beltway Confidential
    Georgia Power asked state regulators for permission to shut down 15 power plants yesterday, claiming new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) make the plants too expensive to run. The 15 coal-, oil- and natural gas-fired power plants currently produce 2,061 megawatts (MW) for Georgia energy consumers. Georgia Power plans to close 11 of the plants on the exact day the EPA’s new mercury regulations are set to take effect, April 16, 2015. Georgia Power will seek waivers from the EPA to keep four of the other plants open for a single year, and then shut those down too...
  • The Conservative Anschluss Moment: the Time to Fight Arrives

    01/08/2013 11:15:12 AM PST · by Shery · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    “The tax issue is finished. Over. Completed. That’s behind us.” — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell “The hard fact is that nothing could have arrested what actually happened…” — British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain on the Nazi invasion of Austria “Our affairs have come to such a pass that there is no escape without running risks.” So said a resolute Winston Churchill as, still out of favor with his own Conservative government, he stood up in the House of Commons in March of 1938 to protest the government’s passive response to the occupation and annexation of Austria by Adolf Hitler’s...
  • Obama picks up a fight over his national security team

    01/08/2013 10:55:40 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | IANS
    Washington - Assembling his second term national security team, US President Barack Obama courted controversy as he named former Republican senator Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon and his counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the CIA. "My No.1 criteria in making these decisions was simple --who is going to do the best job in securing America," Obama said Monday nominating Hagel, seen as a maverick politician, to replace Leon Panetta as Defense Secretary and Brennan, a key architect of America's drone strategy, to head the Central Intelligence Agency. In making the two controversial picks, especially that of Hagel, Obama...
  • Crony capitalism: Obama going for gun control with tactic used to pass Obamacare

    01/06/2013 7:33:12 AM PST · by Qbert · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 5, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama plans to ally himself with big business once again by using crony capitalist tactics to pass gun control just as he used them to pass Obamacare. In this case, Obama reportedly plans to make sure that the new gun control law benefits big businesses that sell weapons. “[T]he White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses,” The Washington Post reports.“Wal-Mart and other major gun retailers may have an incentive to support closing a...
  • Chuck Hagel is Weak on Jihad and Terrorism

    01/08/2013 9:35:54 AM PST · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 8 Jan 13 | Christopher Holton
    President Obama has selected one of the worst possible candidates imaginable to become Secretary of Defense. Chuck Hagel has a history of being weak on Jihad and terrorism, the greatest threat to American lives and national security today. Hagel’s nomination should become a “teaching moment.” Just because someone served honorably in the uniform of the United States military or has an “R” instead of a “D” after his name, does not automatically mean that the person is strong on national security policy. Chuck Hagel is as bad on the threat of Jihadist terrorism as anyone in America. Not only has...
  • Hey Obots: How Do You Like Obama's Higher Taxes on The Middle Class???

    01/08/2013 9:33:17 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-8-2013 | MOTUS
    Ouch! Nothing hurts quite as much as kicking yourself in the shin. It looks like low information voters across America are waking up from the personality party they’ve been at for the past few years to discover that not only do their shiny Obama-bucks not go as far as they use to, butt now they’re taking fewer of those bucks home. Man, who could have seen that coming? I mean, shoot(am I still allowed to say that?), read Big Guy’s lips. He promised, remember?(snip)READ MY LIPS: NO MORE TAXES! And yet people across the country – not just wealthy Republicans –...
  • Dianne Feinstein, Dishonest Fundraising, and Gun Control

    01/08/2013 9:28:17 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/8/13 | William A Levinson
    Dianne Feinstein was closely involved in the Million Mom March scandal of 2000, in which this project of Handgun Control Inc. was exposed for using 501(c)(3) tax-exempt money for electioneering. As but one example, the group posted the following on its website: You stand by your guns, Mr. Delay. Come Mothers' Day, we mothers will stand together on the mall of Capitol Hill to remind your PRO-GUN House that on Election Day, the voters will stand by our children. It took the Million Mom March about three days to react to this exposure by admitting that it had lied to...
  • America's Coming Gun War

    01/08/2013 7:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Eight days after the massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, where each child was shot with a Bushmaster .223, The Nation's Gun Show, the biggest east of the Mississippi, opened. "A line already snaked around the building shortly after the three-day event began at 3 p.m., and the parking lot was jammed" at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va., wrote Justin Jouvenal of The Washington Post: "With an AK-47 slung over one shoulder, Marco Hernandez offered one word when asked why he was in the overflow crowd at the gun show." "Obama," he said. "I wouldn't be...
  • Who Is Really for Election Reform?

    01/08/2013 8:45:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A top priority of Democrats nationwide is to try to expand early voting even beyond the more than 40-plus million votes that were cast on days other than Election Day in 2012 or by mail. The present system balkanizes and deprives our nation of the unifying value of one nation on Election Day. The Democrats know that their massive use of early voting was a major factor that enabled them to pile up the winning votes to reelect Barack Obama. Obama enthusiastically supports early voting; he urged 10,000 fans at his campaign speech in Urbandale, Iowa to vote right now...
  • Obama Appoints French Economist Funded by Saudi Billionaire to Shape US Global Development Policy

    01/08/2013 8:54:28 AM PST · by bayouranger · 18 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 06JAN12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Esther Duflo is one of those people who are taken seriously by the sort of people who eat up TED talks with a silver spoon. Her big number is how to help people in the Third World up from poverty, which is a surprisingly profitable branch of economics when you consider the sheer number of NGOs and billionaires interested in getting into the aid business. But there’s one particular billionaire at Duflo’s back. Abdul Latif Jameel. Esther Duflo is one of the co-founders of the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, more commonly known as J-PAL for the father of Abdul...