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  • Disgusting. Paul Ryan to Headline #NeverTrump Conference 3 Days After Primary

    08/08/2016 11:43:03 AM PDT · by BAW · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-8-2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan hopes to survive his primary contest against conservative businessman Paul Nehlen on Tuesday. Then on Friday he will headline the #NeverTrump Redstate Gathering in Denver, Colorado. Speaker Paul Ryan, TV host Glenn Beck, and Lyin Ted Cruz will headline the August Redstate #NeverTrump conference in Denver. The top speakers are staunch #NeverTrumpers in a lineup of #NeverTrumpers. Paul Ryan’s primary is on August 9, 2016. The #NeverTrump conference is August 12-14.
  • Neocons, Warmongers, and Globalists Abandon GOP for Hillary

    07/28/2016 5:21:28 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 July 2016 | Alex Newman
    In the top echelons of political power, there is only one major party in American politics, and that is the globalist war party. In case Americans needed more evidence that party labels are largely meaningless to the bipartisan ruling establishment, influential members of the establishment wing of the GOP — neocons, warmongers, globalists, and so on — are abandoning the Republican Party and in many cases jumping on board the Democrat Hillary Clinton campaign. From Bush-era war hawks who misled Americans into war to pseudo-conservative operatives of the globalist-minded Council on Foreign Relations, Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) are showing...
  • How the Republican quislings factor is skewing the polls

    07/20/2016 9:21:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/20/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last week, the Rasmussen poll-which the media says has a 3.1% bias in favor of Republicans-found Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by 7 points. And someone has forgotten to send instructions to the LA Times because their poll shows Trump leading by 3 points. Three MSM polls have Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by between 3 and 7 points. Looking at the few internal numbers these polls provide makes one wonder how CNN reports Clinton up 49/42; NBC/ASJ Clinton up 46/41 and ABC/WaPo Clinton up 47/43. These offerings beg the question: How did they arrive at these numbers? The answer...
  • Conservative Donor’s Group Presses Ballot Access for a Third-Party Candidate

    06/14/2016 6:59:38 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    A conservative donor who has been scouring Republican ranks for a third-party candidate is pressing ahead with a group to get on the ballot in dozens of states. The candidate will come once the group sees that the ballot access is possible. The donor, John Kingston, a bundler and ally of Mitt Romney, said he will bankroll a ballot-access project to create a path for someone to run as another option. The effort is being called Better for America. The idea is “to do a proof of concept for everybody,” Mr. Kingston said. “It exists, there is a pathway, there...
  • Bill Kristol Claiming He Has An Independent Candidate

    05/29/2016 2:56:32 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 216 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 29, 2016 | Pinkbell
    Per Twitter "Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance." -Bill Kristol Who is it, Mittens? This absolutely disgusts me. This fool is going to cost us the election because he and some bitter Cruz supporters didn't get their way. He knows it will split the vote and we won't win. A few things: 1)He wants to cause enough of a vote split where no candidate has the 270. Ok. Let's say he does that. He will literally be usurping the will of all...
  • Supreme Court Fight: A Quarter of Republican Senators Now Back Meetings for Merrick Garland

    03/28/2016 9:56:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 29 2016, 12:01 AM ET | Ari Melber
    When President Obama first nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans were united in their wall of opposition — no meetings, no hearing, no vote. And while Garland’s path remains a very uphill battle, some Republicans are starting to shift their tone. Two weeks into the nomination fight, 16 Republican senators now say they will meet with Garland — over 25 percent of the GOP caucus — according to a running count by NBC News. That includes senators up for re-election in Blue States, such as New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte and Illinois’ Mark Kirk, who will be the...
  • Bill Kristol: I Would Rather See Hillary Win Than Trump

    03/15/2016 2:15:31 PM PDT · by tflabo · 153 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 02 Mar 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Donald Trump would make "a terrible nominee and a terrible president" — and The Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol said Wednesday that he would rather have Hillary Clinton in the White House than the Republican front-runner.
  • GOP showing signs of backing down from vow to block Obama SCOTUS pick

    02/16/2016 7:18:26 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 171 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/16/16 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    SenateJudiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, didn't rule out confirmation hearings and a vote by his panel on an Obama selection. "I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decision," Mr. Grassley said Tuesday in a conference call with Iowa radio reporters. "In other words, take it a step at a time." Asked whether he thought the controversy over filling the court vacancy might endanger his re-election chances this fall, Mr. Grassley said, "I think I have a responsibility to perform, and I can't worry about the election. I've got to do my job...
  • Iran disputes UN finding that it worked on nuclear arms

    01/11/2016 3:07:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 4:56 PM EST | George Jahn
    Iran has rejected an assessment by the U.N. nuclear agency that it did past work on nuclear arms but is praising some aspects of the agency's investigation of the issue, reflecting satisfaction that the more than decade-long probe has ended. Closure of the file means that some questions about the alleged weapons work may never be resolved. Before the 35-nation board of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency adopted a resolution last month ending the investigation, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told the meeting that his investigation couldn't "reconstruct all the details of activities conducted by Iran in the past." But...
  • Obama Gains Enough Senate Votes to Block Iran Deal Opposition

    09/08/2015 11:44:08 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 29 replies ^ | 9/8/2015 | Charlie Spierling
    President Obama has earned enough Democratic votes in the Senate to filibuster a Senate effort to block the Iran nuclear deal, if necessary. On Monday, Sens Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) , Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) , and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced their support for the deal, tallying enough votes to successfully filibuster the deal. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced his opposition to the deal in a surprise defection from Obama, citing Iran’s support of terrorism and the death of American soldiers. “This regime has shown no signs that its deplorable behavior will change, and this deal does nothing to...
  • Does USA Need Nationwide Exorcism? Clergy weigh spiritual housecleaning of entire country...

    07/10/2015 1:31:58 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 18 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 7/10/2015 | Jesus Christ
     When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. -Luke 11:24-26
  • Marco Rubio Provides The Final Vote To Give Away More American Jobs

    06/24/2015 7:00:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    CHQ ^ | 6/23/2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday’s procedural vote in the Republican-controlled Senate to give Obama Trade Promotion Authority, or “fast track” as it used to be called, passed by just one vote – that of Florida’s Republican Senator and presidential aspirant Marco Rubio. Why would Rubio vote to give Obama more power? No one knows for certain, but Senator Jeff Sessions, in a statement released after the vote gave us some insight into the dynamics of what went on on Capitol Hill prior to the vote. “Americans increasingly believe that their country isn’t serving its own citizens. They need look no further than a bipartisan...
  • Now That It's Been Defeated, Let's See the Bill

    06/12/2015 11:36:06 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 95 replies
    Vanity | 6/12/2015 | RinaseaofDs
    Now that it's been defeated, I want to read the bill. I'm glad it was defeated, but now it is time to mine this bill for what its worth and start kicking out establishment Republicans.
  • Norway Group Demands Jews Out of Kristallnacht Memorial

    11/13/2014 3:38:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Anti-racism activists in Norway have refused to participate in a Holocaust commemoration because members of the Jewish community were also invited to it, according to a Norwegian blog cited by the International Business Times (IBT). According to blog “Norway, Israel and the Jews,” Norwegian organization New SOS Racisme – which claims to act against racism – demanded that the "Zionist Jews of Bergen" be banned from attending the Kristallnacht memorial event held earlier this week. They "refused to participate in the Kristallnacht commemoration since a representative from the Mosaic Congregation [a conservative Jewish Congregation ] was invited. Yes, they balked...
  • Ann Coulter: Did I Move?

    02/12/2014 5:55:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies ^ | February 12, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    With all the smirking on the left about their electoral victories, it's important to remember that Democrats haven't won the hearts and minds of the American people. They changed the people. If you pour vinegar into a bottle of wine, the wine didn't turn, you poured vinegar into it. Similarly, liberals changed no minds. They added millions of new liberal voters through immigration. So why are Republicans like Trey Gowdy, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and John Boehner making fools of themselves in order to spot the Democrats three more touchdowns? The House Republicans' "Standards for Immigration Reform," for example, contains...
  • Wage theft prevalent among undocumented immigrants

    06/13/2013 5:55:10 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies
    KGBT ^ | 06.12.2013 | Nadia Galindo
    Fuerza del Valle Workers' Center is raising awareness about wage theft among undocumented immigrants. “Most people do not know you can call police after they try to get their pay from an employer and the police have a duty to follow criminal law and investigate the employer," Hector Guzman Lopez, Fuerza del Valle Workers' Center coordinator, said. Under Texas Penal Code it is illegal for employers to not pay for labor regardless of the person's legal status. Basilio Castro, an undocumented immigrant, was working at an Alamo apartment complex painting and doing construction. “They liked the job so they were...
  • Gang of Eight Betrays Americans (Commentary)

    05/20/2013 4:07:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 21, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The Gang of Eight immigration bill can be summed up as amnesty now, border closing never. The Department of Homeland Security is not required to build a fence (which was ordered by the Secure Fence Act signed by President George W. Bush). DHS is required only to submit a plan. If the DHS Secretary decides she has not reached 90 percent of border security, a "trigger" kicks in: the creation of a Southern Border Security Commission empowered (horrors!) to make recommendations. After six months of pondering its mission, the Commission automatically self-liquidates, so there will never be border security. The...
  • [South Texas:]Congressmen to host immigration forum at UTB on Tuesday morning

    04/29/2013 3:30:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    KGBT ^ | 04/29/2013 | Staff
    Immigration will be the topic of discussion of a Tuesday morning forum with three congressmen at the University of Texas at Brownsville. Congressmen Filemon Vela (D-Harlingen), Ruben Hinojosa (D-Mercedes), and Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Chicago) in conjunction with Action 4 News will be hosting an immigration forum at Salon Cassia located on the campus of UTB. A group of lawmakers known as the “Gang of 8” released their 844-page immigration reform bill back in April. The bill is expected to be hotly debated in June. Congressman Vela has teamed up with Congressman Gutierrez to make sure voices from the Rio Grande...
  • Paul Ryan’s Immigration Play

    Like his mentor Jack Kemp, he’s pro-immigration.This week, there was a new development in the House: Paul Ryan may be the key to passing comprehensive immigration reform. But that should hardly come as a surprise. Long before he was a vice-presidential nominee, Ryan was an adviser to former New York congressman Jack Kemp at Empower America, a conservative think tank. It was there, in his early twenties, that Ryan began to share Kemp’s politics. Beyond fiscal issues, that meant supporting pro-immigration policies, such as an expanded guest-worker program. Kemp often spoke passionately about how immigration was necessary for economic growth...
  • I Have Seen Shameful Things (Must Read)

    04/22/2013 8:40:59 AM PDT · by robowombat · 77 replies
    Red State ^ | April 22nd, 2013 at 04:30 AM | Erick Erickson
    I Have Seen Shameful Things By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | April 22nd, 2013 at 04:30 AM | 30 I am an immigration squish. There are jobs Americans won’t do at the existing price point. We have a real need in this country for unskilled workers who will pick domestic crops and do jobs Americans will not do for a low wage. I know a number of people who came here illegally who are harder workers than me, who love this country, and who just want a job. More specifically, I know a number of illegal immigrants — a few of...
  • Another State About to Fall to the Onrushing Darkness Engulfing America [CT]

    04/03/2013 8:20:44 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 23 replies
    Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 2 April 2013 | Backwoods Engineer
    Connecticut will fall to the onrushing darkness of firearms prohibition, and the rest of America will too, in time. The prohibition package up for a vote in the Connecticut State Senate April 3 is a doozie: serialization and registration of commonly-available magazines, bans on magazines exceeding a paltry 10-round capacity, and prohibition by name and model of over 100 different guns. Worst of all, full registration of all firearms transfers will be required in CT; this is the Orwellian-named "universal background checks." If you want to know more about this mess, there's better reporting than mine. There are firearms owners...
  • Graham, McCain blast Paul filibuster

    03/07/2013 9:19:37 AM PST · by Red Steel · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2013, 11:51AM | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster didn’t thrill all of his colleagues. Almost exactly 24 hours after the Kentucky freshman began his information-seeking filibuster against CIA nominee John O. Brennan, fellow Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham took to the Senate floor to denounce his demands and say he was doing a “disservice” to the debate on drones. “I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people,” said Mr. McCain, Republicans’ presidential nominee in 2008 — who topped Mr. Paul’s father, former Rep. Ron Paul, in that year’s primary. And where even Democrats praised Mr. Paul for using...
  • President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread (McCain - “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.”)

    03/07/2013 8:15:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Mary Bruce and Alexandra Dukakis
    President Obama and Republican senators had a “good exchange of ideas” this evening during their roughly two-hour-long dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the White House, according to a senior administration official. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gave the meeting a thumbs up as he exited the hotel, saying it was “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.” McCain told reporters gathered across the street that it was a “very enjoyable evening,” but declined to discuss specifics. Obama invited 12 GOP senators to break bread as part of a larger effort to jump start budget negotiations and try to cut...
  • [Quisling ALERT] Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel come out in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens

    01/29/2013 12:43:56 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies
    U.S. Border Security ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Mat Staver
    Today's statement from Liberty Counsel: PRESS RELEASE Contact: PUBLIC RELATIONS - 877-810-1776 or FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2013 The Time to Forge a Just Immigration Consensus is Now Mat Staver, Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action, responds to the bipartisan immigration reform proposal. Washington, DC – “It is time to forge a just immigration policy that acknowledges that we are both a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. Our current immigration system is broken and it needs to be fixed. We need to secure our borders. This is a matter of national security. We need to enforce...
  • Sean Hannity, John Boehner say GOP should tackle immigration reform

    11/09/2012 8:57:48 AM PST · by Hilda · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 9, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Just two days after President Barack Obama sailed to re-election over Mitt Romney, boosted by more than 70 percent of the Latino vote, some Republicans are striking a new tone on illegal immigration.
  • Texas bishops unveil 'Humane Immigration Reform' document

    10/14/2010 10:08:29 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 72 replies
    Rio Grande Guardian ^ | Steve Taylor
    McALLEN, Oct. 13 - More than 400 people of faith attended a conference on immigration reform hosted by Valley Interfaith on Wednesday. The conference saw the unveiling of a new statement on the issue by Texas bishops representing numerous denominations. Among those participating were the Most Reverend Daniel Flores, Bishop, Diocese of Brownsville, the The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, the Reverend Dr. Ray Tiemann, Bishop, Southwestern Texas Synod, ELCA, the Reverend James Dorff, Bishop, San Antonio Episcopal Area United Methodist Church, and the Reverend Kelly Allen, Chair, Task Force on Immigration, Mission Presbytery,...
  • Press release: New poll shows border residents fell safe

    08/10/2010 2:52:28 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies
    We are not the problem, we are part of the solution… NEW POLL SHOWS BORDER RESIDENTS FEEL SAFE According to the poll, commissioned by the Border Network for Human Rights, a community organization in El Paso, Texas, and conducted by the Reuel Group, 86.5% of border residents said they feel safe walking or driving in their neighborhood during their regular daily activities. Almost 70% said they felt their border neighborhood was as safe as most U.S. neighborhoods and 67% said they felt safe living in their border community. The poll was conducted on 1,222 border residents in three Arizona border...
  • Harlandale ISD opposes Arizona immigration law

    07/21/2010 1:50:18 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 07/21/2010 | Jennifer R. Lloyd
    Members of the Harlandale Independent School District's board of trustees followed in the footsteps of the San Antonio City Council in passing a resolution opposing Arizona's immigration law Monday night. Anthony Alcoser, Harlandale's board president, recommended that the item be placed on the board's agenda after the City Council passed a similar resolution 8-3 last month. At their regular meeting Monday, school board members unanimously passed the resolution. Alcoser said the few members of the public who spoke on the topic Monday night were largely supportive of Harlandale's resolution. State Reps. Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, and Leo Berman, R-Tyler, have said...
  • Split decision: Council criticizes Arizona law (San Antonio, Texas)

    06/25/2010 12:56:45 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies
    Express-News ^ | 06/25/2010 | Josh Baugh
    In a vote that split three North Side council members from their colleagues, the City Council on Thursday approved a resolution that denounces Arizona's controversial immigration law and sends a message to lawmakers that San Antonio won't tolerate attempts to pass a similar bill in Texas next year. The council's 8-3 vote came after several hours of public input and council debate. Council members John Clamp, Elisa Chan and Reed Williams voted against the resolution. The vast majority of the 45 people who spoke favored the resolution, and some said they believed it could be stronger. A handful of residents...
  • Obama tells Kyl in private Oval Office meeting: I won’t secure border because...."

    06/20/2010 3:21:04 PM PDT · by PuzzledInTX · 130 replies
    RedState ^ | Sunday, June 20th at 8:00AM EDT | ColdWarrior
    Obama tells Kyl in private Oval Office meeting: I won’t secure border b/c then Republicans will have no reason to support “comprehensive immigration reform.” On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen....
  • Arizona and Our National Self-Abasement [Where Are The RNC Ads On This?]

    05/25/2010 9:50:53 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies · 455+ views
    National Review ^ | May 25, 2010
    May 25, 2010 Arizona and Our National Self-Abasement When the president of Mexico condemned Arizona’s immigration law, Democrats thrilled to his disparagement of their countrymen. The Arizona immigration law has become the occasion for a sorry exercise in national self-abasement. When Mexican president Felipe Calderón addressed a joint session of Congress last week, he rapped Arizonans — ignorantly and unfairly — for using “racial profiling as the basis for law enforcement.” If Democrats felt any residual reflex to stand up for their fellow Americans in Arizona, who are grappling with a hellish problem partly caused by the misgovernment of the...
  • Good news: Top Democrats wearing bracelets protesting Arizona law now

    05/21/2010 4:14:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies · 2,459+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 21, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Someone on Twitter told me you can see Pelosi wearing one here. Problem one: There’s not nearly enough detail to tell for sure. Problem two: Er, since when do Arizona protest bracelets exist? I hadn’t heard a word about them, and surely top Democrats wouldn’t be so stupid as to adorn themselves with actual badges of how out of touch they are with popular opinion about immigration. But guess what. As part of his general boycott of Arizona — which includes his refusal to fly through Phoenix on his weekly trips to and from Washington — Baca, D-Rialto, is distributing...
  • Obama turns on glamour for Mexico state dinner

    05/19/2010 7:16:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,567+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama Wednesday deployed the full pomp of a White House state dinner for only the second time, honoring Mexico's President Felipe Calderon with a sumptuous menu and elaborate decor. The White House was also road testing unspecified extra security measures, after the inaugural Obama state dinner last year for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was marred when a socialite couple gatecrashed the festivities. Key members of the US-Mexico community were expected among 200 guests at the glamorous black-tie gala evening at the White House, as well as actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Eva Longoria, and Mexican...
  • Wachovia Admits It Laundered Millions in Mexican Drug Cash

    03/17/2010 5:45:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies · 1,113+ views
    Miami New Times ^ | Mar. 17 2010 | Tim Elfrink
    Wachovia bank executives have admitted that the banking giant laundered millions of dollars for Mexican drug lords between 2003 and 2008, prosecutors announced in Miami this afternoon. The bank has promised to pay $160 million in fines and penalties and to set up new safeguards within a year to prevent drug money from coming through the bank. If it fails in that effort, Wachovia could face criminal charges, says Jeffrey Sloman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District. "Wachovia's blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations," Sloman said at a...
  • U.S. Jews and Latinos form unlikely bond over immigration policy

    01/31/2010 1:15:48 PM PST · by ruination · 65 replies · 1,079+ views
    The Forward ^ | January 27, 2010 | Nathan Guttman
    Even as health care reform twists in the wind, immigration policy looms as the next big political debate — and Hispanics and Jews are moving to the forefront in a burgeoning political alliance. The next three months are seen as critical in the fight for immigration reform, but the weakening of the Democrats’ grip on Congress with the recent loss of a key Massachusetts Senate seat does not bode well for the passage of reform legislation. The Jewish-Latino alliance on immigration issues builds on the heritage and experience of the Jewish community and on the enthusiasm and urgent needs of...
  • Obamacare May Target Gun Owners

    11/24/2009 9:33:46 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 35 replies · 2,019+ views
    Townhall ^ | 11-25-09 | Jillian Bandes
    Obamacare May Target Gun Owners Jillian Bandes Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Who might be the next victim of Obamacare? Gun owners. Government health care reform "will most likely dump your gun-related health data into a government database…that can preclude you from owning firearms,” said Gun Owners of America, in an email notification to their members, shortly before the health care debate on Saturday. GOA said that diagnoses such as post-traumatic stress disorders or other mental illnesses could be a reason the government uses to charge you more for health insurance under the public plan, or as part of co-op regulations....

    06/23/2009 10:47:41 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 28 replies · 821+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | June 23, 2009 | NEAL BOORTZ
    The situation in Iran is not letting up. We've got people in jail, protestors being shot to death, a fraudulent election in the hands of a regime on the verge of obtaining a nuclear weapon. All of this and the best that our White House Press Secretary can come up with is the fact that Barack Obama ... the leader of the free world ... has been "moved" by the protests in Iran. Moved? Moved? Well I'm so glad he's moved. People are fighting for their freedom, and Obama is moved. That's just so special. I'm moved that he's...
  • Obama Criticised For Being 'Timid and Passive' Over Iran

    06/21/2009 3:13:53 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 41 replies · 2,068+ views
    UK Times ^ | Monday, June 22, 2009 | Tom Baldwin in Washington
    President Obama was accused yesterday of being "timid and passive" in his response towards the turmoil in Iran where, Republicans claim, protesters are crying out for America to show moral leadership. Although he used his strongest words yet over the weekend, when a written statement called on the Iranian Government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people, Mr Obama has so far declined to pronounce on the fairness of the election and is facing growing criticism at home. Senator John McCain, who was defeated in America’s own presidential election last November, said yesterday that Mr Obama...
  • Kerry Throws Witless Support Behind Obama’s Gutless Stance

    06/20/2009 8:33:21 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 12 replies · 750+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 20 | Bill Siegel
    In this week’s New York Times opinion pages, John Kerry articulates the rationale perhaps underlying President Obama’s reluctance to speak out boldly in support of the uprising in Iran. Kerry’s piece reveals the sickness inherent in his foreign policy perspective. Kerry’s argument boils down to depriving the Iranian leadership of its ability to use words of support for the Iranian people’s protest for freedom against U.S. interests. Kerry concludes, of course, that by staying “tepid,” Obama is appropriately balancing U.S. interests in maintaining Iranian leadership goodwill so that proper negotiations over their nuclear weapons program can eventually proceed. Many liberal...
  • 'No Comment' Is Not an Option

    06/19/2009 7:51:33 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 47 replies · 1,309+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/19/09 | Paul Wolfowitz
    President Obama's first response to the protests in Iran was silence, followed by a cautious, almost neutral stance designed to avoid "meddling" in Iranian affairs. I am reminded of Ronald Reagan's initially neutral response to the crisis following the Philippine election of 1986, and of George H.W. Bush's initially neutral response to the attempted coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991. Both Reagan and Bush were able to abandon their mistaken neutrality in time to make a difference. It's not too late for Obama to do the same.
  • Obama Resists Tougher Stand

    06/19/2009 7:12:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 845+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 20, 2009 | MARK LANDLER
    With Iran on a razor’s edge after a week of swelling protests, the Obama administration has fended off pressure from both parties to respond more forcefully to the disputed election there. But if Iranian authorities carry out their latest threat of a more sweeping crackdown, the White House would reconsider its carefully calibrated tone, officials said Friday. Administration officials said events this weekend in Tehran — when demonstrators plan to rally in defiance of the authorities — would be a telling indicator of whether President Obama will join European leaders and lawmakers on Capitol Hill in more harshly condemning the...
  • Iranian Unrest Presents Left With Dilemma (Dionne barf alert!!!)

    06/19/2009 6:33:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 576+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 19, 2009 | E.J. DIONNE jr
    Protesters hit the streets demanding freedom and fair elections. A repressive government strikes back and denounces the dissidents as unpatriotic subversives. Change, even revolution, is in the air. Partisans of liberalism and progressivism should be natural allies of those trying to overturn the existing order. Progressives stand for democracy, equality and freedom, or they stand for nothing. In principle, it's conservatives who preach prudence. But there is a tension in the progressive worldview, because the left usually stands for restraint in foreign policy. It typically prefers negotiation to war, advises caution in the use of American power and recoils at...
  • Dem, GOP centrists meet in secret

    06/16/2009 10:11:37 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 914+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/16/09 | Molly Hooper
    Centrist House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are working together privately on healthcare reform. The talks have been so secretive and politically sensitive that some members interviewed by The Hill refused to name other legislators involved in the bipartisan effort. Members of the centrist GOP “Tuesday Group,” the New Democrat Coalition and the 52-member Blue Dog Coalition have been discussing both the policies and politics of moving their middle-of-the-road ideas in a body of Congress usually dominated by liberal or conservative ideology. Those centrist factions are wary of the proposals their respective leaders will introduce this month. Blue...
  • Exclusive: Amnesty Pimps on Parade: Time to expose the Hispanic Caucus

    04/29/2009 2:47:09 PM PDT · by AuntB · 13 replies · 531+ views
    FamilySecurtiyMatters ^ | April 28, 2009 | Carolyn Cooke
    In cities across the country, U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez, a member of the Hispanic Caucus in the House of Representatives, is pimping for yet another full-blown amnesty for illegal aliens. ‘Family re-unification’ is the latest public relations ploy being used in an attempt to convince citizens and government officials that the plight of illegal aliens is somehow the responsibility of the United States. This amnesty would reunite deported illegal aliens with their so-called ‘anchor babies’ on American soil. There is no impediment to family reunification in the parents’ country of origin. In the legislative queue in the U.S. Congress are...
  • We are all torturers in America(XL Puke Bucket Req'd)

    04/28/2009 7:42:17 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 15 replies · 511+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 28 April 2009 | Naomi Wolf
    As citizens' outrage over the torture memos heats up, and the US Congress is barraged with calls to appoint a special prosecutor, Americans may be about to commit an egregious miscarriage of justice. Republicans have now accused Democrats in Congress of having "blood on your hands too" in relation to the escalating calls to investigate. I would go further: not only do Congressional Democrats have blood on their hands – but so do we, the American people. And CIA agents may be about to be sacrificed to assuage their – and our – actual and associative guilt. The suddenly urgent...
  • How Maine's GOP Senators Are Key to Obama's Agenda [barf]

    02/12/2009 4:47:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 712+ views
    Time ^ | 2009-02-12 | Karen Tumulty & Jay Newton-Small
    The courtship of Senator Olympia Snowe started in December with a phone call from Joe Biden. The Vice President-elect made sure Snowe had his home telephone number in Delaware so she would know how to reach him on weekends. In the weeks that followed, the two traded memos back and forth about how an economic stimulus package should work. "I had an infinite number of ideas, because they had been stored up," says Snowe, a Maine Republican who never got that kind of treatment when her party controlled the White House. "Now somebody was listening." Snowe isn't the only GOP...
  • Crunch time at Lehman

    08/25/2008 10:20:33 AM PDT · by LomanBill · 4 replies · 137+ views
    Timesonline Uk ^ | 24 Aug 2008 | Iain Dey
    ... Five weeks ago, after being targeted by gossip again, the chairman and chief executive of Lehman Brothers fired off a memo to his 25,000 staff worldwide....By the time many Lehman employees reached the end of Fuld’s memo, they concluded that he had just put the business up for sale. ...A sale mandate has been circulated regarding the invest-ment-management business, much of which is accounted for by Neuberger Berman, bought in 2003 for $2.6 the biggest player on the London Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and most of the world’s other big bourses. In London, Fuld has spent millions since 2000...
  • American Accused of Spying for Iraq Faces Court

    06/18/2008 2:22:36 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 6 replies · 102+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | 18 June 2008 | Christine Lin
    American Accused of Spying for Iraq Faces Court    The hearing for a Maryland woman accused of acting as an unregistered agent for the Iraqi Intelligence Service began yesterday at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Ex-journalist and self-proclaimed anti-war activist Susan Lindauer, 48, was arrested in 2004 on charges of accepting $10,000 from the Iraqi government in 2002, according to the Center for Counterintelligence Web site.    A reporter and a professor who have known Lindauer since the early 90s testified at Lindauer's hearing today. They reported that she was close to individuals in intelligence circles.    She allegedly met...
  • Border Fencing

    04/29/2008 8:46:14 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 74+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | 4-29-2008 | Kevin Sieff
    Congressmen debate merits of border fence in public hearing at UTB-TSC Construction of the U.S.-Mexico border fence might only be a few weeks away, but in Washington, D.C., the barrier continues to be a hot button issue. The fence's significance - and its divisiveness - became clear on Monday, when eight congressmen and a number of local, state and national officials met at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College for a congressional field hearing. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., introduced the hearing, titled "Walls and Waivers," as a forum on the expedited construction of the border...
  • Boston Financier Steps In to Bail Out Illegal Immigrants

    03/19/2008 9:15:42 AM PDT · by Checkers · 43 replies · 1,361+ views
    wsj ^ | March 19, 2008 | Miriam Jordan at
    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- One frigid March morning last year, federal agents raided a factory in this old whaling town, arresting hundreds of illegal immigrants as they sewed vests and backpacks for U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most were shackled and sent to a detention center in Texas, where they faced rapid deportation unless they could post thousands of dollars in bail -- money they didn't have -- to buy time to mount a defense. Then, a mystery benefactor appeared. The anonymous donor ponied up more than $200,000 to spring 40 people from detention. The payments, which until now...