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  • Why Evan Sayet's Conservative Comedy Tour is Significant

    05/22/2015 6:33:33 AM PDT · by cob201 · 24 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/20/15 | Dan Joseph
    This week, Late Show host David Letterman retired. Letterman was a funny guy. But he was also an unabashed liberal who often ferociously attacked his conservative guests while gushing over prominent liberal politicians and media figures. Of course, it’s been obvious for quite some time that comedy—whether on television, in film or in the stand-up world—is dominated by liberal voices. But, conservative comedian Evan Sayet is about to change that. Sayet is a pioneer of conservative stand-up comedy and he’s about to bring his no-holds-barred brand of humor to venues across the country. The tour opens on May 27th in...
  • The Next Idiocy in PC.

    05/17/2015 12:17:26 PM PDT · by Desron13 · 66 replies
    Vanity | 05/17/15 | Desron13
    I can't help but notice that the nitwits on the left have adopted of late two ridiculous terms to blather against the sane. These terms are "White Privilege" and "Micro Aggression". Both of course are meaningless in any rational way but serve to tickle the pseudointellectual BB brains that like to think that a college education means anything these days. What I would like to do is have a competition of sorts to try and predict what the next popular nitwhittery from the left will be so we can get out ahead of it and begin the mocking of it...
  • NC Man’s Obituary Urges Friends And Family Not To Vote For Clinton In 2016

    04/20/2015 6:53:08 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 4/19/2015 | Associated Press SYNDICATE
    A North Carolina man’s obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. And don’t vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former Political Prisoner Says Obama Is ‘The Iranian Problem’

    04/06/2015 3:47:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbarg ^ | 4/6/15 | Adelle Nazarian
    Has President Barack Obama potentially destroyed Iran’s chances for regime change? With over 60% of Iran’s 78 million-person population under the age of 30, over 80% of the entire population suffering in utter poverty, and a clerical Islamic regime with a rampant record of human rights abuses–not the least of which includes death by hanging for homosexuality, amputations for crimes such as petty theft, and what has been described as one of the cruelest forms of non-physical punishment (“white torture”) in the world–the lingering fear is that the Islamic Republic of Iran may be close to solidifying a stronghold for...
  • Metro won’t run (Seattle's socialist) Sawant ‘political’ advertising

    04/04/2015 10:37:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 4/03/15 | Daniel Beekman
    Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant teamed up with some labor unions and her activist organization, 15 Now, to buy King County Metro Transit bus advertisements publicizing the city’s new minimum-wage law. She hoped the group’s nearly $10,000 payment would secure 32 ad spaces along the sides of buses for an entire month, starting Wednesday when the law went into effect. But Metro rejected the design, which included Sawant’s name and title, citing a ban on bus ads with political content. Sawant is currently running for re-election, and the transit agency’s ad policy prohibits “advertising that promotes or opposes a political...
  • Religious Dogma or Political Manifesto?

    02/19/2015 10:04:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/19/15 | Jim Yardley
    Islam it is not simply a religion. It is a political philosophy and a statement of the cultural norms of many Muslims Islamic leaders are playing all of us, constantly using our nation’s respect for religion, all religions, against us. As long as we treat Islam as a religion, and only a religion, they have the advantage. It would be politically incorrect for anyone to criticize a religion, even if that religion aims at subverting our form of government, our laws and our way of life. Would criticism of Islam still be “off limits” if Islam itself wasn’t allowed to...
  • Sessions: 'We Took an Oath to Defend the Constitution, Not a Political Party'

    02/03/2015 5:21:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/3/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican senator Jeff Sessions will be releasing this statement responding to the Senate blocking a vote on Homeland Security funding: “House and Senate Republicans are standing together in defense of our laws, our borders, and our constituents. But Senate Democrats, following their party leaders, blocked debate on this bill—a bill which fully funds every lawful activity of DHS. What the bill does not fund are actions that violate the law. Senate Democrats are voting to protect an imperial overreach and to deny citizens control over their own government. They are advancing an open-borders agenda against the will of the American...
  • Here Are 53 Political Prisoners Cuba Has Released

    01/12/2015 1:34:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    abc ^ | 1/12/15 | ABC NEWS
    The Obama administration has confirmed reports that Cuba has released all 53 political prisoners that it promised to free as part of the deal to re-establish diplomatic relations with the United States. “The Cuban Government has notified us that they have completed the release of the 53 political prisoners that they had committed to free. We welcome this very positive development and are pleased that the Cuban government followed through on this commitment,” National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement. “Our Interests Section in Havana was able to verify these releases. These political prisoners were individuals who...
  • Lawyers look to avoid prison for Bob McDonnell before sentencing

    01/06/2015 6:44:08 AM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    A federal judge in Richmond on Tuesday will sentence Bob McDonnell on public corruption charges that could land the former Virginia governor in prison for more than a decade. Sentencing guidelines stipulate that McDonnell should receive around 10 years in prison after his September conviction on charges he accepted more than $150,000 in gifts from a wealthy businessman in exchange for preferential treatment. But the governor’s defense lawyers have argued that McDonnell should only serve 6,000 hours, or 250 days, of community service. Jeffrey Bellin, a law professor at The College of William and Mary, said judges have wide discretion...
  • The Trend Line: More Americans Align With Republican After Election

    12/08/2014 3:42:11 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 4, 2014 | Gallup.com News
    Following the midterm election, more Americans identify/lean Republican than Democratic, says Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport
  • I'm a 'Conservative Anarchist Isolationist Humanist Libertine'. What Are You?

    11/07/2014 6:14:10 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 59 replies
    Reason ^ | 11-6-14 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown|
    We've all heard of "The World's Smallest Political Quiz", but are you ready for the strangest? Then I suggest you check out the "5 Dimensional Political Compass", which has been making the rounds, to much merriment, on Twitter today. Because the survey measures attitudes in five different political dimensions—collectivism, authoritarianism, internationalism, tribalism, and liberalism—and applies a corresponding label to each, it ends up generating some pretty silly-sounding results. I, for instance, was deemed a Conservative Anarchist Isolationist Humanist Libertine. Reason magazine Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch got Right-Leaning Anarchist Non-Interventionist Progressive. Former Reason staffer Cathy Reisenwitz was labeled a Centrist Anarchist Total-Isolationist...
  • Senior Political Reporter/Writer

    10/01/2014 5:16:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Slate is hiring a full-time senior political reporter. Ideal candidates will be smart, funny, and energetic; have excellent news sense and good judgment; write sparkling copy and will be talented, well sourced reporters. Minimum of five years reporting experience required; experience working online strongly preferred. Good humor and menschiness also a big plus. The position is full time, on staff, with benefits. Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The position can be located in New York or Washington, D.C.
  • 1,400 English Girls Raped by Multiculturalism

    09/09/2014 2:24:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-9-2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, it was revealed that between 1997 and 2013, at least 1,400 girls -- in just one relatively small English city (Rotherham, population 275,000) had been raped by gangs of men over the past decade. As summarized in a British government inquiry: "It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered. They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten, and intimidated. There were examples of children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made...
  • Bistro Takes Down Bacon Sign After Muslim Woman Complains

    08/25/2014 11:37:04 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 66 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    For some reason, the vast majority of Americans can’t get enough of bacon. So Sneakers Bistro in Vermont put up a big sign proudly advertising bacon on it. There’s just one snag: a local Muslim resident wasn’t happy about it and got the bistro to take it down... One Muslim woman complained on a public forum that she took offense at the sign. The owners of the bistro ended up reaching out to her. They apologized and took the sign down, saying they didn’t mean to offend anyone with their bacon celebration. The bistro tweeted out a link to an...
  • Honest Political Ads - Gil Fulbright for Senate

    07/16/2014 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/16/14 | Represent.Us Represent.Us
    vid at link
  • Gohmert Announces $1M Bounty Bill for Missing IRS Emails

    06/27/2014 4:08:17 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | June 26, 2014 | Staff
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) joined America's Newsroom this morning to announce a bill to offer a $1 million reward to anyone who can find the missing IRS emails. He says the bill stems from the failure of the Justice Department to take any action. “You can have a Justice Department that is actually involved in justice and they use pressure, and they will get it done. We don’t have a Justice Department. We have a ‘just us’ – or an injustice — department,” he told Bill Hemmer. He is also proposing an additional $500,000 be offered for any information about...
  • Webb Says He's Considering Presidential Run (Va)

    05/21/2014 3:29:44 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 26 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 05/19/2014 | Andrew Cain
    Jim Webb, who left the U.S. Senate after representing Virginia for one term, said in a Washington radio interview Monday that he’s thinking of running for president.
  • What Did This 13-Year Old Boy Draw That Caused His School to Suspend Him and Call Police?

    05/17/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-18-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsDo you remember playing “hangman” as a child? Me too. But apparently no one among the staff of Beaverton Junior High School in Oreon ever has. Or they are so hysterical as a result of politically correct indoctrination that they have lost their collective minds: The school suspended a 13-year-old student and turned him over to police because of a “doodle” he drew showing a person being hanged, as part of the game 'Hangman', his father claims in court.
  • Hoisting the Left from Its Own Petard

    04/26/2014 8:39:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Steve Deace
    This is an excerpt from the new book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again How many times have you watched the presidential debates in the post-Reagan years with your hands half-covering your eyes, just dreading that moment when that gotcha question comes “our guy’s” way? You can almost sense it coming too, can’t you? Just when “our guy” seems to have the momentum and a head of steam, you know the liberal media member pretending to be an impartial moderator is going to drop the proverbial hammer right on our heads. Come on, I can’t be the only...
  • Africa Land Grabs Endanger Elephants

    04/20/2014 2:49:41 PM PDT · by Veto! · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 20, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.
  • NEW Conservative News channel on Verizon NOW!

    03/24/2014 3:38:04 PM PDT · by Kit cat · 109 replies
    oann.com ^ | 03/24/2014 | Kit Cat
    ONE AMERICA NEWS IS LAUNCHED ON VERIZON VIOS!!!!
  • The Common Denominator in American Politics Today

    02/12/2014 10:56:44 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies
    IFB ^ | 2/12/14
    What is REAL and REALITY today in American politics and in Washington D.C.? Well... that a good question, but in all honesty who will "really" hear the ETERNAL REALITY?? The constant bickering, lying, slandering, lawlessness and politics of the Left is now become dominate and has overtaken the American people. The dominate Left with their media has greatly intimidated and cowered those in the Moderate run Republican party. What about conservatives? Well... they are fighting with a great passion but it is not enough to turn the tide and are losing the battle as did those of the Alamo. Oh...
  • Politico Asks: 'Why Do Republicans Want Us To Work All The Time?'

    02/09/2014 11:23:40 AM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    http://www.ijreview.com ^ | february 9, 2014 | mike miller
    Politico wonders why the GOP wants Americans to work “all the time,” using the recent CBO projection that ObamaCare will reduce the workforce by 2.5 million over the next 10 years as a springboard. The article’s author, university professorBenjamin Kline Hunnicut, wrote that Republican reaction to the CBO projection was predictable: “Pundits filled the airwaves, Cassandra-like, to paint ObamaCare as the ultimate job killer. Never mind that, reading the fine print, it’s clear the CBO was talking about workers voluntarily reducing their hours in response to the law—not getting laid off or seeing their shifts scaled back.” Hunnicut then asked: “Anyway, isn’t...
  • Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother is political sexism at its worst

    01/26/2014 6:28:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 80 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/26/14 | Jessica Luther
    **SNIP** Most of the attacks against Davis are sexist. As a columnist for Breibart.com tweeted: "Wendy Davis: My story of attending Harvard Law on my husband's dime while he took care of the kids is a story every woman can relate to." Talking Points Memo has a plethora of examples of the full-force sexist attacks. And Twitter exploded earlier this week with the #MoreFakeThanWendyDavis hashtag, making fun of Davis for being a liar. The problem is that the Dallas Morning News article that caused this backlash is questionable at best, and is undeniably sexist in its telling of Davis' story....
  • THE THREATENING NOTE A WOMAN RECEIVED AFTER CRITIQUING CITY POLITICS

    01/21/2014 11:25:06 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | january 21, 2014 | oliver darcy
    A woman critical of politics in a small Missouri town says she received intimidating notes last week threatening to reveal supposed “sexually explicit” emails involving her unless she “back[s] away” from the city now. The note, with the words spelled out from what appears to be magazine clippings, suggests that unless Erin Kasten, 39, of Pevely halts her criticism of city politics, embarrassing emails will be leaked to her friends, family and even the public. The 39-year-old says she received the note at work on Friday. “We have copies of sexually explicit emails that we don’t think you would like...
  • IRS pushes to rein in tax-exempt political groups

    11/26/2013 8:04:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/26/1 | Andrew Taylor - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Tuesday launched a bid to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning. The effort is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political outfits like GOP political guru Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and the pro-Obama Priorities USA. The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department said they want to prohibit such groups from using "candidate-related political activity" like running ads, registering voters or distributing campaign literature as activities that qualify them to be tax-exempt "social welfare" organizations. The agencies say there will be a lengthy comment period before...
  • (Exempt) Democrats feel political heat despite ObamaCare ‘fix’

    11/17/2013 7:28:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/13
    **SNIP** Martin Frost, a former Texas Democratic congressman who headed the House Democratic campaign committee, said many people still may lose their coverage because state officials have ample power over insurers. And he said the Obama administration cannot allow additional foul-ups. "If I were still in Congress, I'd be concerned," Frost said. Sensing an edge, the GOP plans to cut commercials featuring Democrats' promises that people could keep their health insurance.
  • The Least Dangerous Podcast presents the The Top 5 Most Ridiculous Political Comments ever…

    08/29/2013 8:16:06 AM PDT · by LesDowrey · 11 replies
    Least Dangerous Podcast ^ | 8/29/2013 | Les Dowrey
    The Least Dangerous Podcast goes Political and Counts Down the The Top 5 Most Ridiculous Political Comments ever… #5) “Quit isn't the way we roll in New York City. We fight through tough things. We are a tough city.” – Anthony Weiner after his second political sexting scandal. You’re telling us! You couldn’t even quit sending out pictures of your privates on the internet. Trust us Anthony Weiner- if there’s one thing we know it’s that you have a problem quitting. #4) “I am not a witch…I’m you.”- Christie O’Donnell Campaign Commercial No matter what you think of Christine O’Donnell...
  • The PC Peril (Political Correctness and the Church)

    08/07/2013 8:10:05 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 3 replies
    Hal Lindsey Report (Video) ^ | August 2, 2013 | Hal Lindsey
    No matter how you feel about Hal Lindsey, he did a good job in the first 15 minutes of video on the threat of political correctness vs. the Christian Church. How government can use it against the Church and how damaging political correctness can be when it is allowed in the Church.
  • Fundraising central: big national trial lawyers convention in SF is a political bonanza

    07/23/2013 4:45:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/23/13 | Carla Marinucci
    The American Association for Justice Convention at the Hilton in San Francisco this week has brought hords to town — hords of politicians. And we’re betting they’re not so much interested in AAJC’s panel discussions on more kinds of litigation than you ever thought possible — from Super Storm Sandy to bladder cancer, antidepressants to motorcycle lawsuits — than they are in being here in the Mother Lode of political fundraising. After all, the convention is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all that Silicon Valley money — not to mention America’s Cup action that...
  • Robert Zimmerman for political office?

    07/16/2013 4:48:27 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 39 replies
    Short Vanity | 7/16/2013
    I've seen Robert Zimmerman (George Zimmermans borther) and am impressed at this articulate clear thinking young man who seems to be very capable of handling himself under hostile interview conditions. Is there any further background information on him? College? Military? Political leanings? Is he old enough to run for Senate and replace Marc 'wannaberino' Rubio?
  • Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Protests in Egypt: Largest Political Event in World History

    06/30/2013 7:08:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/30/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    The demonstrations that began Sunday in Cairo, Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood government of President Mohamed Morsi have attracted "millions" of supporters and many counter-demonstrators as well, making the protest the largest political event in the history of the world, according to the BBC. The protests in Tahrir Square and throughout Egypt exceed those that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 in the key event of the Arab Spring. Two years later, after constitutional reforms and elections that saw Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood move to aggrandize their power, the public backlash is immense.
  • [VIDEO] This is AWESOME: “My name is Paul Weston, and I am a racist”

    06/22/2013 4:33:46 PM PDT · by Bronzewound · 66 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 06-22-2013 | Paul Weston
    Paul Weston is a British politician and leader of the Liberty GB Party in the U.K who dearly loves his country and wants the culture to remain as it has been for a long time. But he sees that changing now and because of his outspoken passion on this, he’s been labeled a ‘racist’ by everyone, he says.
  • Report: Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records

    06/06/2013 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 98 replies
    MyWay ^ | 6/6/13
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has been collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to a report in Britain's Guardian newspaper.</p> <p>The order was granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25 and is good until July 19, the newspaper reported Wednesday. The order requires Verizon, one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries.</p>
  • 2007: Obama Demanded Atty Gen Resign For Carrying Out 'Political Vendettas' Of Admin

    05/24/2013 7:35:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/23/13 | staff
    On Larry King Live in 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama attacked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and called on him to resign for carrying out the President's "political vendettas."
  • Four held as EDL Leeds demo turns nasty

    05/05/2013 5:33:59 AM PDT · by davemac.439 · 14 replies
    Yorkshire Evening Post ^ | 04/05/2013 19:21 | Alexandra Wood
    FOUR arrests were made at a rowdy Far Right demonstration in Leeds in which pigs’ heads were thrown at police. A huge police operation involving over 100 officers swung into action on Saturday (May 4) as the English Defence league marched through Leeds’ Lingfield estate - at the invitation of residents angered after the go ahead was given to plans to turn a derelict pub into a Muslim-run community centre.
  • Mormon Democrats announce new national, state organizations

    04/04/2013 8:26:04 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 49 replies
    Deseret News ^ | April 4, 2013 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon Democrats announced a new national organization Thursday with chapters in eight states joining the Utah State Democratic Party's year-old LDS Dems Caucus. The Florida-based head of LDS Democrats of America, Robert Taber, said the organization is intended to counter the perception that "there's only one way to be involved in political life as a good Mormon and that's as a Republican." The LDS Church itself has a long-standing policy of political neutrality. “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neutral in matters of party politics,” church spokesman Scott Trotter said. Taber, who also...
  • White House Attacks the Drudge Report, as Obama Continues His Effort to Eliminate All Political

    04/03/2013 4:51:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 4/3/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The White House´s Dan Pfeiffer, spokesman for the White House, is complaining again about the Drudge Report and chastising reporters for using it and then asking him about things on the Drudge Report. It´s been a horrible thing to happen to news, the White House says, in America. Yep. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The White House goes after Fox News by name, and the White House goes after me by name, because what the White House wants is to eliminate any opposition --political, media, wherever it is. That is the modus operandi of the president, rather than debate people
  • JPMorgan’s Follies, for All to See

    03/17/2013 2:27:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2013 | GRETCHEN MORGENSON
    BE afraid. That’s the takeaway for both investors and taxpayers in the 307-page Senate report detailing last year’s $6.2 billion trading fiasco at JPMorgan Chase. The financial system, thanks to dissembling traders and bumbling regulators, is at greater risk than you know. After bailing out the nation’s banking system in 2008, taxpayers and investors have been assured that such a crisis will not happen again. The Dodd-Frank legislation was supposed to make our system safe from the kinds of reckless banking activities... --SNIP-- But the true value in this Senate investigation is its spotlight on the ability of bank executives...
  • Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance: Military Under Fire

    03/13/2013 8:01:12 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Mar 8, 2013 | Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance
    Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance: Military Under Fire - YouTube
  • Eaglets Sing

    03/03/2013 10:09:47 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Youtube Video ^ | 3-3-2013 | Revski
    This animated video is to inspire Faith! I have faith that for them that believe in our country, USA, will see a comeback to our founding father’s Faith, in Christ and moral values.
  • Sen. Menendez defends his relationship with political donor Melgen

    02/09/2013 7:33:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) defended his relationship with Florida doctor and political donor Salomon Melgen in an interview with Univision on Friday, saying he didn’t do anything on his friend’s behalf that he doesn’t regularly do for others. Melgen, a close friend of Menendez’s, reportedly overbilled the U.S. government by almost $9 million in Medicare payments, inviting a federal audit. Menendez acknowledged contacting officials to complain that the Medicare billing rules were unclear, but the senator denied that his close ties to Melgen had anything to do with him raising the issue. “The fact that someone is a donor does...
  • Rebels with Cause

    01/11/2013 12:57:10 AM PST · by lentulusgracchus
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | ELI LEHRER
    NBC's Revolution (Mondays, 10 p.m. ET/PT) features swordfights, gun-fights, and crossbow fights, chases on horseback, chases on trains, and chases on foot. .... the show’s politics can plausibly be interpreted as Hollywood’s stereotype of a Tea Party worldview ...The show manages a degree of sophistication without ever becoming obscure. On one hand, it’s clear that Monroe and Neville are baddies, that Miles is an honorable rogue in the mode of Han Solo, and that the crossbow-wielding Charlie is a retread of the Hunger Games’s Katniss Everdeen. On the other hand, flashbacks to before and just after the blackout show the...
  • McCain Blasts Obama For 'Fun' And 'Jokes' In Press Conference, Wanting To Go Over Cliff For

    12/31/2012 2:39:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/31/12 | Noah Rothman
    Minutes after President Barack Obama left a stage flanked by supporters where he implored Congressional Republicans to support a tentative deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took to the floor of the Senate to accuse the president of “antagonizing” Republicans. He said that, based on the president’s casual press conference, he and the American people have to wonder whether Obama believes it is in his interest to go over the cliff. In his speech to his fellow colleagues in the Senate on Monday, McCain did not express any faith that Obama’s press conference had...
  • Failure Romney Style

    11/29/2012 4:03:54 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 14 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/29/12 | Judson Phillips
    We are used to Democrats who use campaigns and government jobs as their private piggy banks. A Republican campaign would be the last place you would expect to see wild spending on questionable projects. Yet in the Romney campaign that seems to have happened and this might have cost him the election. What is going on?
  • Conservatism Is Calling ...

    11/03/2012 8:14:40 AM PDT · by Critical 1 · 5 replies
    I received this from a patriotic friend today. This is perhaps the best 7 ½ minutes you will ever hear about the current state of our nation. Listen to the end…shocking stats! Please forward to your friends regardless of their party if you agree. Very well done by an Ohio State Freshman. https://www.youtube.com/embed/gsa4uLmTw0M And a big thank you to the person who forwarded this one to me !!!
  • Retaliation

    10/27/2012 2:26:37 PM PDT · by x1stcav · 15 replies
    Highway 67 Southern Colorado | 27 Oct 2012 | x1stcav
    All Freepers, Took this photo this Saturday AM on Hiway 67 on the way to Cripple Creek, Colorado. Looks like someone in Southern Colorado is tired of the juvenile antics of the left. Thought you would enjoy. X1stCav
  • Obama and Putin must have the same campaign manager

    10/26/2012 10:02:03 AM PDT · by .454Puma
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 10/26/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    ...and even if they don't, it is obvious they rely on the same type of voter: young, blond and dumb. Video at the link Press the CC button on the Youtube player after video starts for English close captioning (video is in Russian)
  • http://www.isidewith.com/

    10/15/2012 10:22:22 AM PDT · by Fawn · 6 replies
    Excellent short quiz. Who do you side with?
  • Negative, Naughty, Nasty Political Ads in Early America!

    10/13/2012 8:08:19 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 5 replies
    CSTNews ^ | October 12, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    It seems to be generally accepted that political ads of yesteryear were more serious, sober, and even straight-laced than ads of today but that is not correct. In fact, the early American political ads were more negative, naughty, and nasty than today! During the 1796 election between Jefferson and Adams, Adams’ backers called Jefferson a “howling atheist,” while Jefferson’s people charged that Adams would rip up the Constitution and make himself king and his sons would be princes; one son was going to allegedly marry the daughter of King George III! Adams won and did not make himself king. During...