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  • MILLER: Tax dollars for gun control

    01/18/2013 6:09:47 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Sneaky executive order bankrolls anti-Second Amendment propaganda. The directives on gun violence President Obama signed Wednesday were meant to seem harmless. A closer look at the president’s first memorandum reveals it to be a sneaky assault on congressional authority in order to fund gun-control propaganda. Getting this done has been on the White House “to do” list for some time. In his 2013 budget submission, Mr. Obama deleted the prohibition that has been in effect since 1995 on the use of federal funds to advocate or promote gun control.
  • Backfire: Obama Approval Plummets During Gun Push

    01/18/2013 6:02:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    Just a week before the New Year, Obama enjoyed his highest approval ratings of 2012. According to Gallup, 58% of Americans approved of the job Obama was doing. Survey results released today by Gallup, though, show Obama's approval rating has plummeted to just 49%. It is a dramatic drop, especially coming over a holiday period when people traditionally pay little attention to politics. Four years ago, at his first inauguration, a full 69% of Americans approved of Obama. The drop in Obama's approval from 4 years ago is understandable, given the sluggish economy and the hope American's had as his...
  • Mr Orator and the Blowhard have a battle on their hands (Bucket needed)

    01/18/2013 5:53:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Scotland Herald ^ | January 18, 2013 | Alison Rowat. columist & film writer
    THEY are the unlikeliest double act since Tom and Jerry. One is quiet and thoughtful, the other makes PT Barnum look like Marcel Marceau. One has great power and responsibility, the other reaches for the foghorn in a New York minute. When placed beside this pair, even the shotgun wedding of John McCain and Sarah Palin begins to look sensible. As far as we know, Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, did not put in a personal plea for Piers Morgan, second-best-known host of CNN's Tonight, to join him in a quest to bring in serious and lasting...
  • Trump records YouTube endorsement of Netanyahu (Bibi seeking "birther" backing to annoy Obama?)

    01/18/2013 5:35:19 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    Townhall from AP ^ | January 18, 2013 | Unattributed
    Donald Trump says he recorded a YouTube endorsement of Benjamin Netanyahu for re-election because the Israeli prime minister asked him to. Trump tells Shalom TV that Netanyahu called and asked if he would "do an ad or a statement" to support his campaign in next week's Israeli parliamentary election.
  • Whoops: PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' Turns Out to Be True

    01/18/2013 5:03:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    here's PolitiFact's original "fact check" on the matter: [Mitt Romney] Says Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs. (link at article) Ok. Now here's what the Reuters reported earlier this week: Fiat (FIA.MI) and its U.S. unit Chrysler expect to roll out at least 100,000 Jeeps in China when production starts in 2014 as they seek to catch up with rivals in the world's biggest car market. ... "We expect production of around 100,000 Jeeps per year which is expandable to 200,000," [Chrysler CEO Sergio] Marchionne, who...
  • Say What? 64 Percent Of Republicans Admit To Being Birthers

    01/18/2013 4:42:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Arceneaux
    This just in: The majority of Republicans still don’t believe that President Barack Obama is from ’round these parts. a new nationwide survey of registered voters that examines Americans’ belief in political conspiracy theories, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind project found that 64 percent of Republicans think it’s “probably true” that President Obama is hiding important information about his background and early life. Yes, even though the President has a memoir he released long before he became a national political figure and released his birth certificate and had his kinfolk attest to his story — ditto for the teachers, neighbors, and...
  • Obama Closing Air Defense System on U.S./Mexico Border: Texas & America Vulnerable to Attack

    01/18/2013 4:42:33 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | January 18, 2013 | David Bellow
    URGENT: Call your Congressman and Senators immediately and demand that the recent budget cuts do not affect the security of America’s borders. The Federal Government wastes billions of dollars on things they should not even be involved in, but securing our country’s borders is one of the jobs that the federal government is actually supposed to do! Obama has always pushed massive cuts in the military as part of any budget cuts he will accept as part of any fiscal deals. Obama seems to be getting what he wants and it will leave AMERICA’s borders vulnerable to attacks and other...
  • Malik Obama Runs for Governor in Kenya, Boasts of Direct Line to White House

    01/18/2013 4:25:46 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 3 replies
    <p>President Barack Obama’s half brother has hit the campaign trail in his native Kenya in a bid to get a county gubernatorial seat in the upcoming March 4 elections.</p> <p>Malik Obama, 54, who shares a father with the US president, told AFP that the achievements of his more famous brother have “inspired and challenged” him to get into politics.</p>
  • William Ayers a keynote speaker next month at the Association of Teacher Educators conference

    01/18/2013 3:13:57 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    The Association of Teacher Educators has recruited Chicago professor – and former domestic terrorist – William Ayers to speak at their the 2013 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia which will be held next month. William Ayers, a co-founder of the radical Weather Underground domestic terror group, was a key figure during the 2008 presidential campaign due to his Chicago ties to then-Senator Obama. ... no specific mention of Ayers’ controversial background, describing him as the “formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.” The online biography also lists several of Ayers’ books,...
  • Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

    01/18/2013 8:37:24 AM PST · by yoe · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 17, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have (asked) a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. [snip] The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA request, and in mid-September the group (filed a lawsuit) challenging Holder’s denial. That lawsuit remains ongoing but within the past week President Barack Obama’s administration filed what’s called a “motion to stay” the suit. Such a motion is something that if granted would delay the...
  • Obama bypasses Congress, attempts to force companies to reveal political donations

    01/18/2013 10:15:53 AM PST · by listenhillary · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Vince Coglianese
    The Obama administration is attempting to bypass Congress and force publicly-traded companies to reveal their political donations through regulation. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance has begun the steps necessary to create a regulation that would in many ways mirror the DISCLOSE Act — a bill Senate Democrats have failed to pass through Congress. Created in reaction to the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling that said corporations and unions could not have limits placed on their political expenditures, the Senate bill would require political organizations to publicly name their donors and the amounts they give. The...
  • NRA President: Death Threats Against Org Reflect Obama´s Tactics

    01/18/2013 12:47:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 1/18/13 | Ernest Istook
    “Hundreds” of death threats have been made against the president of the National Rifle Association just since the first of this year. And those threats reflect President Obama’s political tactics. That’s what NRA President David Keene told talk show host Ernest Istook on Thursday. Keene says those threats reflect attempts by the Left and by President Obama “to demonize and blame those who disagree with him for everything he doesn’t like.” Keene also is literally targeted by a video game that invites people to shoot him, which he calls the “Kill David Keene” game. The good news, according to Keene,
  • The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

    01/18/2013 2:48:37 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 18, 2013 | JOHN R. LOTT JR.
    Warning about "weapons designed for the theater of war," President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that "more of our fellow Americans might still be alive" if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not expired in 2004. Last month, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) promised to introduce an updated version of the ban. She too warned of the threat posed by "military weapons." After the nightmare of Newtown, their concern is understandable. Yet...
  • Oklahoma Threatens Five Years Imprisonment for Federal Gun Grabbers

    01/18/2013 2:37:06 PM PST · by AuntB · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 17, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    The "Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Preservation Act" is now working its way through the Oklahoma legislature. Introduced by state senator Nathan Dahm, this legislation puts Oklahoma shoulder-to-shoulder with Wyoming and Texas by putting federal gun-grabbers in check. The language of the legislation is clear: "Federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right [to keep and bear arms] in the Constitution of the United States...and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma." The legislation mentions the "intent" of America's "Founders" and the Constitution's "ratifiers," and sets forth...
  • Obama policies are pro-Islam

    01/18/2013 2:34:06 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    TribStar.com, Terre Haute ^ | December 12, 2012 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    President Obama has an anti-colonial, pro-Islam policy. He maintains deafening silence about Islamic imperialism (manifested as jihad and sharia doctrines of Islam, which have always caused and continue to cause havoc across the world), but apologizes at every opportunity for Western colonialism. Whereas the Nazis killed six million Jews, Islamic Jihad has killed 120 million Africans, 60 million Christians, 80 million Hindus and 10 million Buddhists, according to the Center for the Study of Political Islam. Whereas Colonialism brought science and technology to many parts of the world, Islamic Imperialism brought no benefits to those it oppressed. President Obama maintains...
  • Let´s Ask Obama About His Made-Up Girlfriends

    01/18/2013 2:11:00 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    <p>In the last 24 hours,the media have scrutinized Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o's life more completely than they did President Barack Obama's in the last eight years. And that is shameful -- on both counts.</p>
  • Chris Christie is playing with fire

    01/18/2013 1:39:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | January 18, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Chris Christie is immensely popular and is a huge favorite for reelection in New Jersey this year, with voters from across the political spectrum giving him the thumbs up. When it comes to the national conservative base, though, the governor is at risk of earning a different one-finger salute. Christie is already on probation with some conservatives for his praise of President Obama’s work on Hurricane Sandy in the closing days of the 2012 election — something a few critics have even suggested put the president over the top. Now the potential 2016 presidential contender has lashed out at the...
  • Do You Know What is Happening in Mali?

    01/18/2013 11:03:03 AM PST · by Hoodat · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | January 18, 2013 6:25 AM | Phyllis Chesler
    During the third debate of the 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney talked about Mali and the danger al-Qaeda represented there. The Obamamedia laughed and derided Romney, carrying Barack Obama’s water and continued advancing the fraud that Obama had decimated al-Qaeda, even though al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists had taken over an American consulate and killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya just weeks prior. Surprise!!!! Al-Qaeda in Mali is a serious enough threat that the French, THE FRENCH!, have invaded Mali to fight them there. It looks like Romney was indeed correctly focused on foreign threats, al-Qaeda is not decimated but in fact...
  • Report: Billions in Green Energy Stimulus Funding Given to Foreign Corporations

    01/18/2013 11:01:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    A congressional report found that foreign companies have been large beneficiaries of stimulus funds and received billions of dollars funds meant to promote green energy development and create jobs in the United States. The House Energy and Commerce Committee staff examined Treasury Department data and found that nearly one-quarter of the $16 billion in Section 1603 green energy grants went to a handful of large European and Asian renewable energy companies. “Billions of dollars have filled the coffers of overseas firms while the evidence of the promised permanent jobs and economic growth here in the United States is scarce,” reads...
  • AMERICA’S LARGEST OUTDOOR SPORTS SHOW TO BAN AR-15'S (Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show)

    01/18/2013 10:25:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/18/2013 | Mike Piccione
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, also known as the Harrisburg Gun Show, has announced it will limit the type of firearms that it will allow to be exhibited. “We have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention,” they posted on their website. The hunting and fishing show, the largest consumer event in the nation, offers 1,200 exhibitors and will run from February 2 – 10, 2013, just outside of Harrisburg, PA. A representative to the show told the Daily Caller that “no specific information was available on the type...
  • Priest calls on pro-lifers to expose Obama-supporting Catholic groups at March for Life

    01/18/2013 10:11:03 AM PST · by Morgana
    Jill Stanek ^ | 1.18.2013 | Jill Stanek
    I want everyone who participates in the March For Life to take photos of the pro-unborn banners carried by the contingents from the National Catholic Reporter… from the LCWR [Leadership Conference of Women Religious]… from the Catholic Health Association… from the Nuns on the Bus. ~ Father John Zuhlsdorf, encouraging participants of the upcoming March for Life to capture on film any banners displayed by groups who have staunchly supported President Obama’s agenda and would dare to claim to be pro-life, January 11 [Related: Fr. Z scrutinizes Sr. Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association (pictured holding...
  • Algeria attack may have link to Libya camps (Al Qaeda terrorists from Obama's Libya)

    01/18/2013 9:58:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/18/13 | Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
    The terrorists who attacked the In Amenas gas complex in eastern Algeria appear to have been of several nationalities, and may have trained in jihadist camps across the border in southern Libya, according to sources familiar with the situation there. Algerian security sources told Reuters late Thursday that the militants whose bodies had been recovered from the complex so far included three Egyptians, two Tunisians, two Libyans, a Malian and a French citizen. -snip- A U.S. official told CNN Wednesday that the hostage-takers appeared to have crossed the Libyan border -- some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the gas complex...
  • President Obama Undermines Case Against Universal E-Verify [re: gun control]

    01/18/2013 9:59:21 AM PST · by forty_years · 14 replies
    "First, it's time for Congress to require a universal background check on anyone trying to buy a gun." These were President Obama's words as he outlined his plans for gun control legislation on Wednesday. FAIR takes no position on gun issues, but the president's unequivocal support for universal checks demonstrates two things: The president does not consider background checks to be an infringement on anyone’s constitutional liberties, andThe president does not consider there to be any technological impediments to carrying out universal checks before someone is permitted to purchase a firearm. In making his statement, President Obama also negated the...
  • MOOchelle's New Look & Sundance Opens Its "I Hate America" Film Festival

    01/18/2013 9:39:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-18-2013 | MOTUS
    Is this any way to start your day?   “So, like, O.K., first things first: they obviously look great. Michelle Obama is a tremendously pretty person whose hair is one of her top-10 best physical attributes.(snip) I’m sorry I’m out of town and was unable to attend MO’s daylong 49th birthday party that culminated in a wonderful little dinner at the swanky Café Milano over in Georgetown. Because it’s always fun to go anywhere in Washington with the Wons.     Don’t think I forgot about it though, I got her a nice personalized gift - a new Twitter handle;...
  • Don't Confuse My Heartfelt Convictions With Racism

    01/18/2013 9:35:22 AM PST · by AuntB · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 17, 2013 | Charlie Daniels
    Being born in the Deep South when the Jim Crow laws were in full force and seeing, firsthand, the cruelty and downright stubborn foolishness of segregation and all it's attendant inequities, I have a very vivid and candid impression of what the word "racist" really means. Having lived through those days and, on my own, shook off the yoke of racial prejudice that was once so firmly ingrained in me, I deeply resent the careless and reckless use of the word by people who are merely trying to be insulting, having absolutely no idea of the gravity of it's meaning....
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Eighth Week in Office

    01/18/2013 9:20:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Eighth Week in Office1/17/2013Gunrunner-GateFast And Furious Scandal: Man Claims To Have Shot U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian TerryHolder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and FuriousObama Attacks the Second Amendment'No Guns, No Guns!': WH Posts Vids of Kids Begging For Gun ControlObama gun order triples Cabinet agencies required to track gunsBiden on guns: 'We're going to go around the country.'San Diego top cop boasts 'we broke the NRA' as some chiefs aim for gun controlDemocrat introduces bill to restrict access by minors to violent video gamesCutter: Obama Will Activate Campaign Apparatus To Take On...
  • Texans react to President’s proposed firearms plan

    01/18/2013 8:33:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    pegasusnews.com ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Maurice Chammah
    President Obama's plan, announced Wednesday, to curtail gun violence in the wake of recent mass shootings is drawing both criticism and praise in the gun-loving state of Texas. The president is calling for Congress to implement background checks for all gun purchases and to ban certain assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Republican Gov. Rick Perry said the president's plan "disgusts" him and that it is an effort by the political left to use the killings to accomplish an anti-gun agenda. He called for prayer and a rejection of evil, as opposed to gun regulation. But Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, said...
  • Illegal Alien: Thanks to “Obama’s Law”, “We’re Safe” from Deportation

    01/18/2013 7:57:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 17, 2013 | Dan Joseph
    A self-professed illegal alien who spoke at today’s “Campaign for Citizenship” event tells MRCTV that after 20 years of hiding, she’s now “safe” to admit her status publicly. Alejandra Gomez, a “DREAMer” who addressed the media at the PICO Network-sponsored event, told MRCTV that she’s been in the U.S. illegally for “about 20 years now.” …
  • AP sources: New nonprofit to promote Obama agenda

    01/18/2013 7:29:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 3:57 AM EST | Ken Thomas
    In an unprecedented move, President Barack Obama’s vaunted political organization is being turned into a nonprofit group—funded in part by corporate money—to mobilize support behind the president’s second-term agenda. Democratic officials familiar with the plan said Thursday the tax-exempt organization will be called Organizing for Action and seek to harness the energy of the president’s re-election campaign for future legislative fights. Officials said the group will be separate from the Democratic National Committee and advocate on key policy issues such as gun control and immigration, train future leaders and devote attention to local issues around the nation. … Coming just...
  • Poverty in the USA and European Union – USA Ranks with Czech Republic (Bulgaria Leads EU)

    01/18/2013 7:19:39 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/18/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the US Census Bureau, the poverty rate in the USA soared to 15% by the end of 2011. Poverty, of course, is linked to unemployment and partial employment. Here is a chart of US poverty compared to the U6 measure of unemployment. Perhaps when the Census Bureau updates their poverty survey for 2012, it will have improved. Of course, the poverty numbers suffer from the infamous “devil is in the details” problem. The Heritage Foundation, for example, digs deeper in the causes and measurement of poverty. Poverty can include Section 8 housing, big screen televisions, food stamps and...
  • Photos: Obama's face all over the place (Truly barf-worthy)

    01/18/2013 6:55:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18, 2013
    President Barack Obama has become an icon across the United States and the world. His likeness can be found all over the globe on T-shirts, banners and even lattes.
  • Liberals have no shame at all

    01/18/2013 6:00:11 AM PST · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Welcome to the world of “reality TV politics” — or maybe the right word is unreality. Call it “Liberals Unleashed — 2013!” As hungry for your cash as a “Walking Dead” zombie, as math-challenged as Honey Boo Boo’s mom in a dollar store, and as self-serving as the worst “Bridezilla.” After six years of exploding state spending and steady tax hikes, is Gov. Deval Patrick even a little embarrassed about pushing a $2.8 billion-per-year income and business tax increase? Not a bit. President Obama, having jacked up the debt by almost 60 percent in just four years announces it’s time...
  • These Are The Times That Try Men's Souls

    01/18/2013 3:21:40 AM PST · by knarf · 4 replies
    Common Sense ^ | February 14, 1776 | Thomas Paine
    I stumbled upon this while trying to research a matter and I was struck by Paine's simplicity and ... uhh ... common sense.It seems so fitting to post it and I hope I can post daily until all of Common Sense is re-published here ... in the Free Republic Paine so loved and articulated.
  • Gun grabbers make me nervous.

    01/18/2013 4:25:16 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 11 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 1/17/2013 | Moneyrunner
    I’m a peaceful, law abiding citizen. I’ve never so much as thrown a punch in a fist fight. Don’t have temper tantrums, not much of a sports fan. Never played football, baseball soccer, or hockey. Batted a few tennis balls around in high school, and that’s not false modesty; I considered it a great accomplishment if when I got the ball over the net. As a sportsman, I was a great reader. But I loved to shoot. I practiced marksmanship in my high school indoor range with the school’s .22 rifles. I saved up and got one of my own,...
  • Gun Bills Posted – Take Action (State of Virginia)

    01/18/2013 4:06:26 AM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Red State Virginia ^ | 1/14/2013 | Kurt Feigel
    The VCDL just sent out the list of gun bills that have hit the General Assembly. Time to take action. I refuse to be disarmed. You should too. If you want to cower in the corner then by all means do so. Just keep your mouth shut while some of us deal with the threats facing this nation!
  • Whole Foods CEO: Health care law 'like fascism'

    01/18/2013 3:32:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The CEO of Whole Foods compared President Obama's health care law to "fascism" in a radio interview on Wednesday, a turnabout from earlier comments in which he compared the signature reforms to socialism. "Technically speaking, it's more like fascism," John Mackey told NPR's Morning Edition.
  • “Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual”

    01/18/2013 12:10:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 17, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    I did get a chance, on my voyage yesterday, to listen to this part of Rush’s show (emphasis mine): RUSH: I’m gonna take a stab at answering my question. Obama is literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country. To what end? Aside from wanting everybody’s name on a list of some kind, why is Obama doing all of this? I mean, all of this is so in our face. Everything that people hold dear is under assault, deliberately making people upset. This is not what presidents do. Deliberately making people upset. Maybe this is about...
  • Colin Powell Rips Sarah Palin, Others for Racism Within GOP (Watch)

    01/17/2013 11:24:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    EURWeb ^ | January 14, 2013
    *Colin Powell went in on his own Republican Party during an interview on “Meet the Press” Sunday, calling out some “former governors” as using racist statements to describe President Obama and noting that there is a “dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party.” “What do I mean by that?,” he explained. “What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.” Powell specifically pointed to October 2012 comments by former Alaska Gov. and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. “When I see a former governor say that the...
  • 'No Guns, No Guns!': WH Posts Vids of Kids Begging For Gun Control

    01/17/2013 10:48:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | January 17, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    After trotting out young children as the backdrop for his gun control rollout yesterday, the White House released videos today of young children reading anti-gun letters to the camera. “No guns, no guns, no guns, no guns!” pleads one little girl, Hinnah. “My opinion is it should be very hard for people to buy guns,” says little Julia. “It’s a free country, but I recommend there needs to be a limit with guns,” says little Grant. “I thought I would write to you to stop gun violence,” reads little Taejah...
  • Gun control debate may be driving higher sales

    01/17/2013 10:04:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2013 | Sari Horwitz and Peter Finn
    LAS VEGAS — The United States appears to be experiencing a rec­ord run on military-style assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and some kinds of ammunition as buyers deluge stores in search of guns and bullets they fear will be banned by the Obama administration, according to firearms industry executives and market analysts. Even allowing for spikes in gun sales that follow every mass killing in the United States and attendant political debates about gun control, industry executives said the surge seems unprecedented. And it has emptied shelves of the kind of semiautomatic rifle that was used to kill 20 children and...
  • Chris Christie Slams ‘Reprehensible’ NRA For ‘Dragging People’s Children’ Into Gun Cont. Debate(Vid)

    01/17/2013 3:23:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 149 replies
    Mediate ^ | 5:01 pm, January 17th, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed the National Rifle Association’s latest ad in which they accuse President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for sending his children to a school where they are protected by armed guards. Christie called the ad “reprehensible” and said that the NRA should not be “dragging people’s children” into the gun control debate. RELATED: NRA: Those Who Think New Ad Is About First Daughters Are ‘Missing The Point Completely’ “I think any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe,” Christie said on Thursday at a news conference in Trenton....
  • Second-Term Reckonings

    01/17/2013 9:19:06 PM PST · by Kennard · 18 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A rule of the modern age: all confident, reelected presidents trip up in the second term. LBJ was sunk by Vietnam. Reagan faced Iran-Contra. Bill Clinton had his comeuppance with Monica. George W. Bush was overwhelmed with the Iraqi insurgency and Katrina. And Obama will have his as well, obsequious media or not. Supposedly fundamental partisan swings of an era usually prove transitory: LBJ’s landside led to Nixon four years later, whose landslide then led to Carter in 1980, whose supposed new politics of humility and apology led to Reagan, whose small government-paradigm shift nonetheless by 1992 gave us Clinton,...
  • Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

    01/17/2013 4:59:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.” The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA...
  • NAPOLITANO: Shooting up the Constitution

    01/17/2013 8:06:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Feds have no legitimate role in regulating firearmsIf you have listened to President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden talk about guns in the past month, you have heard them express a decided commitment to use the powers of the federal government to maintain safety in the United States. You also have heard congressional voices from politicians in both parties condemning violence and promising to do something about it. This sounds very caring and inside the wheelhouse of what we hire and pay the federal government to do. Yet it is clearly unconstitutional. When the Founders created the American...
  • GOA’s Comments on President Obama’s Executive Actions

    01/17/2013 5:57:29 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 8 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | January 16, 2013 | Michael Hammond
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On January 16, 2013, President Barack Obama unveiled 23 Executive Actions that his administration plans to take on schools and guns. To be sure, none of these gun control initiatives would have prevented the Connecticut school massacre from occurring in December, although the restrictions will greatly infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans. MEMO FROM: Michael Hammond, GOA legislative counsel RE: Obama’s Gun Control Proposals DATE: January 16, 2013 THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS Here’s a brief list of Obama’s Executive Orders and my comments: (1) Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available...
  • Christie: NRA Ad on Obama Daughters ‘Reprehensible’

    01/17/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 48 replies
    <p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is labeling “reprehensible” the National Rifle Association ad that brought President Barack Obama’s daughters into the gun-control debate.</p> <p>The NRA ad accused the president of being a hypocrite for allowing his daughters to be protected by armed Secret Service agents but not embracing armed guards for schools.</p>
  • Resistance to the President’s Gun Control Plan Continues to Build

    01/17/2013 5:42:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | January 17, 2013 | Bob Adelmann
    Admitting that passing his ambitious plan to rein in shooting incidents such as the one that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, last month would “be difficult,” President Obama published a 22-page explanation of exactly what he has in mind. There are “four common-sense steps we can take right now,” according to the White House blog. The two steps meeting the most resistance are: 1. Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands, and 2. Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Highlights of his plan include requiring background checks for all gun sales, reinstating and strengthening the assault...
  • Obama vs. ‘the Gun Lobby’

    01/17/2013 5:41:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 17, 2013 | Katrina Trinko
    After 23 executive actions, Obama fails to address the problems he identifies. When President Obama announced Wednesday a slew of executive actions and proposed legislation related to gun control, he didn’t criticize the National Rifle Association by name.He did, however, make his feelings obvious.“Ask your member of Congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands,” Obama said in his remarks. “Ask them if they support renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if they say no, ask them why not.”“Ask them,” he continued, “what’s more important — doing whatever...
  • No Strategy to Govern - Ivory-tower Obama can’t abide views he doesn’t share. (Michael Barone)

    01/17/2013 5:16:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 17, 2013 | Michael Barone
    To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern.His point-blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make House Republicans look bad.But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government’s debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of broader measures.Working out...
  • ATF urges background checks in private gun sales (from the people who brought you F&F!)

    01/17/2013 5:10:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is encouraging licensed gun dealers to help private gun sellers run federal background checks. In an open letter to the country's federally licensed gun dealers, the ATF says they can "enhance public safety and assist law enforcement" by facilitating private sales through their businesses and running federal background checks on prospective gun buyers.