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    10/20/2016 5:28:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    An ally of liberal financier George Soros and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta had multiple conversations concerning a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, new emails released by WikiLeaks show. Chris Stone, president of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) — a network of foundations and projects founded and chaired by Soros — emailed Podesta mere hours after Scalia died Feb. 13 to discuss a potential successor. Mere hours.​ We have the employee of a billionaire who made it his mission to determine the outcome of the political process over a decade ago trying to...
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she thought about hitting Antonin Scalia with baseball bat

    10/18/2016 9:36:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/18/2016 | Christopher Brennan
    Sonia Sotomayor said her fellow Supreme Court justices comments sometimes left her wanting to dispense rough justice with sporting equipment. There are things hes said on the bench where if I had a baseball bat, I might have used it, the Bronx-born judge said of her late colleague Antonin Scalia on Monday. Scalia was a longtime leader of the Courts conservative wing, often on the opposite side of Sotomayor on issues such as gay marriage and affirmative action after she was appointed by President Obama in 2009.
  • Where Are The SCOTUS Leaks? [vanity]

    10/18/2016 8:33:09 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 21 replies
    Fight for the Truth ^ | 10/18/16 | Eddie01
    We have everything except the SCOTUS evidence. I want to see the hack of John Roberts email. I want to see the hack of all Justices' email. I want to know how they have been corrupted so thoroughly. I want to know how they set up their personal "firewall" to protect them from being found out
  • Podesta Emailed Soros Foundation About Scalia Replacement On The Day He Died

    10/18/2016 7:56:13 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 40 replies ^ | October 18, 2016
  • Podesta Emailed - Three Days Before Supreme Court Justice Scalias Suspicious Death

    10/15/2016 2:03:13 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 27 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 10-13-2016 | staff
    True Pundit personnel, who have served in varying intelligence capacities and agencies for the United States, were floored this morning when combing the Wikileaks database of John Podesta emails. Podesta, Hillary Clintons campaign chairman, in a Feb. 9, 2016 email makes reference to an assassination. Using the term wet work, Podesta sent a cryptic email to Democratic strategist and heavyweight consultant Steve Elmendorf. The term wet work is an intelligence slang term with Russian roots. Defined it means to assassinate a public figure, diplomat or someone of political note.
  • DID WIKILEAKS UNCOVER A MURDER PLOT? Podesta Documents Suggest Scalia Assassination

    10/15/2016 9:29:07 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 126 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 13th | Jim Hoft
    Wikileaks released another 2,000 Podesta emails on Thursday morning. Now thisThe internet blowing up over a document regarding Supreme Court Justice Scalia.
  • Wikileaks Exposes The Possible Assassination Of Scalia

    10/14/2016 4:17:25 AM PDT · by gaggs · 41 replies
    According to new Wikileaks emails, three days before Justice Scalia died this email was sent, using the term "wet works". The term is used exclusively in the Military meaning "Assassination".
  • DID WIKILEAKS UNCOVER A MURDER PLOT? Podesta Documents Suggest Scalia Assassination

    10/13/2016 5:20:39 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 105 replies ^ | Oct. 13, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Wikileaks released another 2,000 Podesta emails on Thursday morning. This was the groups 5th release on the Podesta emails. Now this The internet blowing up over a document regarding Supreme Court Justice Scalia. A new theory has emerged that Hillary Clinton and her lackeys are linked to Justice Scalias death. TMN Today reported: The theory comes from a WikiLeaks email from Hillarys Chairman John Podesta to DC lobbyist Steve Elmendorf. Elmendorf was also the former chief of staff to Democratic leader Dick Gephardt. Podesta writes, Didnt think wet works meant pool parties at the Vineyard. Elmendrof responds, I am all...
  • BREAKING! Wikileaks exposes the Assassination of Scalia

    10/13/2016 2:17:19 PM PDT · by native texan · 181 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | 10/13/2016 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    According to new WikiLeaks emails, three days before Justice Scalia died this email was sent, using the term "wetworks" - exclusively used in Military meaning "assassination". US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies, aged 79. Scalia died in his sleep at age 79 on the night of February 12 or the morning of February 13, 2016, following an afternoon of quail hunting and dining at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Shafter, Texas. Conspiracy theorists suspected foul play. We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled, John Poindexter, the ranch owner told...
  • [Vanity] WIKILEAKS-Does this Podesta email reference a murder?

  • Obama Cabinet Official Says Its A Good Thing Justice Scalia Died

    09/29/2016 3:12:44 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    Dailycaller ^ | 29 Sept 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Its a good thing for labor unions that Antonin Scalia died earlier this year, Tom Perez, President Obamas Labor Secretary, said on Thursday. Perez, a progressive whom Hillary Clinton considered choosing as her running mate, was answering questions during a session at the Washington Ideas Forum when he was asked about strategies to increase labor union membership. Well, I think you have all these theres an unmitigated assault on labor unions across a number of states and there was a case that went before the Supreme Court recently, and frankly if Justice Scalia had not passed away it would...
  • Labor Secretary: Scalia's Death Makes it Easier to Unionize

    09/30/2016 6:01:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/29/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's been months since the passing of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but Democrats are still seemingly celebrating his death because it paves the way for their political purposes. At The Atlantics Washington Ideas Forum on Thursday, Labor Secretary Tom Perez casually noted that Scalia's death helped pave the way for union membership across the country. ... Unfortunately, Perez's comments are not isolated. In August, Ohio Senate Candidate Ted Strickland actually said the death of Scalia saved labor at an AFL-CIO event.
  • Barney Frank on Justice Scalia at DNC LGBT Caucus: The Most Highly Placed Militant Homophobe[tr]

    07/26/2016 6:55:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 26, 2016 | 4:24 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke at the Democratic National Conventions LGBT Caucus meeting on Tuesday where he harshly criticized GOP presidential nominee Donald Trumps promise to appoint a Supreme Court Justice like the late Antonin Scalia. There has never been a more highly placed militant homophobe in the history of the United States, Frank said of Scalia. He was a bigot. [] This is not the first time Frank has called Justice Scalia a homophobe. He most recently told Slate following Scalias death that he was troubled that his homophobia never got mentioned when he died.
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 10:16:51 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/7/16 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trumps private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges. Trumps most tense exchange was with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has been vocal in his concerns about the business moguls candidacy, especially his rhetoric and policies on immigration that the senator argues alienate many Latino voters and others in Arizona....
  • Trump's VEEP Should Not Be a Sitting Senator

    07/06/2016 7:51:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Personal Opinion ^ | July 6, 2016 | Xzins
    It goes without saying that Senator Jeff Sessions is popular with a huge number of Americans. It is also true that Joni Ernst, a war veteran, is a rising star in Republican ranks. Either would make wonderful Vice Presidents for different reasons. However, the trade-off is unacceptable. In the case of Ernst, she is sitting as senator in Iowa, at best a purple state. There is absolutely no guarantee that her seat would be won by a Republican. Why is that so crucial? The Republican majority in the Senate is only 4 senators. And this year the Republicans have 24...
  • Court Strikes Down Obama Health Care Rule on Insurance Standards

    07/05/2016 6:50:58 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON A federal appeals court has ruled that consumers must be allowed to buy certain types of health insurance that do not meet the stringent standards of the Affordable Care Act, deciding that the administration had gone beyond the terms of federal law. The court struck down a rule issued by the Obama administration that barred the sale of such insurance as a separate stand-alone product. Disagreeing with Congresss expressly codified policy choices isnt a luxury administrative agencies enjoy, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said on Friday in a decision that criticized...
  • Obamas DOJ to Look Into Challenging SCOTUS on Executive Amnesty

    06/29/2016 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 39 replies ^ | 6/28/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into options to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that effectively determined a lower courts decision neutering President Obamas executive amnesty would stand. The ruling would help to prevent Obama from ignoring U.S. laws and from allowing many illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without deportation. The statements from Attorney General Lynch were made during an interview with Reuters. The Reuters writer appears to have confused the ruling, as SCOTUS did not make the decision to block President Obamas executive amnesty, they simply tied in their decisionwhich led to the Fifth Circuits ruling...
  • Hillary: Abortion Is A Constitutional Right, Unsure About Second Amendment

    06/11/2016 7:52:44 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/10/2016 | Steve Guest
    Hillary Clinton has no problem calling abortion a constitutional right, but when it comes to the Second Amendment, she has refused to take a position. On Friday, Clinton thanked Planned Parenthood for providing abortions when she said that it was a constitutional right for women to get an abortion. However, last Sunday, Clinton refused to say whether or not the right to bear arms was a constitutional right. Instead, Clinton criticized late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I think that for most of our history there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment until the decision by the late...
  • Stephen Colbert Slams Senate for Failing to Pass Gun Control Bills

    06/22/2016 7:10:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 6/22/2016 | Nick Paschal
    Stephen Colbert was angrier than usual with the Senate after they failed to pass any of the proposed gun control bills this week. The Late Show host had a hard time believing that they couldnt come together on something that so many Americans agree on, saying, Ninety-two percent of Americans want to expand background checks for gun buyers, and you just ignore them. Since when does 8 percent of the population get to have total control of an issue?
  • Paul Ryan's Treason

    06/21/2016 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 159 replies ^ | June 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    In an awkward interview with the Huffington Post, House Speaker Paul Ryan threatened to sue Donald Trump if he were to ban Muslim immigration or build a border wall with Mexico. Considering the current track record of suing Obama over abuses of power, this is little more than a confession of impotence. And yet its deeply troubling that a top Republican is willing to go to such lengths to fight for Muslim migration or for that matter illegal immigration in general.
  • Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes

    06/21/2016 11:39:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the companys treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans.
  • Why Paul Ryan Wants Hillary Clinton To Win The White House

    06/21/2016 11:14:21 AM PDT · by BAW · 118 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | June 21, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Sources now indicate Paul Ryan wants Hillary Clinton to be Americas next president, and is doing everything in his power to secure that very outcome. If that allows Hillary to nominate up to three more Supreme Court Justices and thus tilt the balance of power of the Court so it represents far-left, progressive views, so be it. The forty-six-year-old Paul Ryan doesnt care because he has already been promised, and wishes to make certain, that he is the GOPs 2020 nominee for president. And its not just the 2020 election cycle that is currently on the table. Powerful Republican insiders...
  • Franklin Graham [Facebook Post About Today's Meeting with Donald Trump]

    06/21/2016 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/21/16 | Franklin Graham
    I’ve been in New York this morning to attend a meeting organized by Dr. Ben Carson and others who invited Donald J. Trump to speak to evangelical Christian leaders from across the country. Governor Mike Huckabee was moderator and Mr. Trump answered questions on a wide range of issues. Dr. James Dobson asked the first question–he asked Mr. Trump what he would do concerning religious liberty issues. Mr. Trump said the number one thing he could do for religious liberty would be to appoint great Supreme Court justices and he reminded everyone that the next president could appoint up to...
  • Wife of Clarence Thomas: Retirement Rumors Aren't True

    06/20/2016 2:05:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 20, 2016 | Guy Benson
    This item in the Washington Examiner touched off a brief spate of panic among right-leaning Court watchers late yesterday, as conservatives contemplated the potential ramifications of anotherSCOTUS vacancy arising upon the departure ofa reliably conservative justice.Antonin Scalia's death earlier this year was a serious blow that underscored the stakes of the fall election. Could itpossibly be true that Clarence Thomas is also eying the exits -- even withthe Democrats favored to retain the White House at this point in the race? Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement after the presidential election, according...
  • What to Expect When Trump Meets 900 Evangelical Leaders Tuesday

    06/19/2016 5:15:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    CP Politics ^ | 6/19/16 | Anugrah Kumar
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's closed-door meeting Tuesday with 900 top evangelical and social conservative leaders will be a time of questions and answers on issues such as the Supreme Court, sanctity of life and religious freedom, according to an organizer, who said a similar meeting is being discussed also with Trump's rival Hillary Clinton. "Of the more than 50,000 questions that came in, many of them focused on those three issues. Others focused on issues related to leadership, national security, and faith," Johnnie Moore, the spokesperson for My Faith Votes, a non-partisan organization focused on engaging the 25...
  • Chuck Todd To Paul Ryan: Supporting Trump Puts Party Over Country

    06/19/2016 8:23:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton: the patriotic choice for president? That seems the implication of Chuck Todds challenge to Paul Ryan in an interview aired on todays Meet The Press. When Ryan told Todd that as Speaker of the House, he was supporting Trump, Todd retorted: you just made a case though for party over country. How absurd! As Ryan rightly went on to explain to Todd, No I didnt! I know Hillary Clinton wont agree with anything we want to do. Shell put a bad judge on the Supreme Court. She wont agree with any of the conservative reforms were trying to...
  • La Raza Council Cancels Pro-Muslim, Anti-Trump Event After Massive Terrorist Attack

    06/12/2016 10:00:50 PM PDT · by detective · 116 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/12/2016 | Casey Harper
    A coalition of civil rights groups planned to hold an event Monday attacking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his rhetoric against Mexicans and Muslims, but cancelled it after 50 people were killed and at least 53 more wounded in a reported Islamic terrorist attack Sunday. The event was supposed to include leaders from several top rights groups including National Council of La Raza and Muslim Advocates, an advocacy group founded by American Muslim lawyers. The groups said in a press release promoting the event they planned to condemn Trump for demonizing certain groups and would demand an apology. The...
  • Wealthy Cruz and Bush Donors Dump Millions Into Hillary Clintons Campaign

    05/09/2016 6:02:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 190 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund founded by billionaire James Simons, donated over $13 million to Sen. Ted Cruzs failed presidential campaign. For a guy whos supposed to be pretty smart with his money, the ROI on that one has got to sting. Nevertheless, now that Mr. Cruz is out of the race, Mr. Simons has begun pouring millions of dollars into Hillary Clintons campaign, with Renaissance Technologies donating over $2 million to Ms. Clinton so far this election cycle. Euclidean Capitalalso owned by Mr. Simonshas given the Clinton campaign over $7 million in contributions, and such figures are likely to...
  • GOPe Conservative Pundits Should Relocate to Realville

    06/11/2016 4:43:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Realville, as Rush often says, is where he lives. Thats a place without blinkers or rose-colored glasses. Thats actually where we all live, though some of us prefer to deny it. That is, until reality bites. Then our wishful thinking or willful ignorance dashes upon the hard rock of unforgiving reality. The crackup always smarts. Thus is the case with the 2016 presidential election. Theres Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In other words, theres Column A and Column B. Thats the choice. Column C is fairyland. Come November, tens of millions of voters will flock to the polls to choose...
  • Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

    06/11/2016 4:46:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Queer Voices The Blog ^ | June 10, 2016 | Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-At-Large
    Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was far more accepting on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And hes doing it in a more insidious, under-the-radar way than any previous GOP presidential nominee. Though he rarely raises his positions against LGBT rights on the campaign trail, Trump is making pacts with anti-LGBT forces. Today, Trump spoke at the Road to the Majority summit in Washington, an event attended by Christian right activists and sponsored by the Faith...
  • Trump knocks rivals in Florida and Pennsylvania and not just the Democrats

    06/11/2016 4:51:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal
    Donald Trump called for the Republican Party to fall in line behind his presidential bid Saturday during campaign swings through Florida and Pennsylvania, attacking skeptical members of his own party along with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. We have a war to win against a very crooked politician. The Republican Party really should get their act together, Trump said here Saturday. They have to come together. We have to win. And if for no other reason, the Supreme Court, remember that.
  • Donald Trumps Opponents Call for Violence At Rally: Fascism Wants Us to Peacefully Resist

    06/11/2016 2:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A flyer circulated before Donald Trumps Friday rally in Richmond, Virginia, called for violence and declared passive resistance has no effect on heartless racists. Under a headline of Self-Defense, the flyer reads: We fully support your right to self-defense, we do not expect you to take a beating by Trump goons in order to look good. Your safety is important, protect yourself. Fascism wants us to peacefully resist while it steamrolls us. We take our inspiration from the workers of Spain who rose up by the millions to fight fascism when it came to their country. Passive resistance works...
  • Jeff Sessions: Wall at Democratic National Convention a double standard

    06/11/2016 7:05:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies ^ | June 10 2016 | Howard Koplowitz
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., accused presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee of applying a double standard by planning to construct fencing around this summer's Democratic convention. "It's interesting that the Democratic National Committee will have a wall around their convention to keep unapproved people out while at the same time, their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, pushes for open borders policies that are even more radical than President Obama's," Alabama's junior senator said in astatement. "She would refuse to deport dangerous criminal aliens until after they have been convicted of committing heinous crimes against Americans, close detention...
  • When Leftists Believe the Race of a Judge Matters

    06/11/2016 10:46:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 9, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    A brief look at the most egregious examples from the last 40 yearsAnnoyed at federal judge Gonzalo P. Curiel's persistent rulings against him in the Trump University case (brought by a law firm that has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches by Bill and Hillary), Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that maybe it's because the judge is a second-generation Mexican immigrant. The entire media -- and most of the GOP -- have spent 10 months telling us that Mexicans in the United States are going to HATE Trump for saying he'll build a wall. Now they're outraged...
  • McConnell Vows: 'Obama Will Not Get a Supreme Court Justice in the 11th Hour'

    06/10/2016 12:39:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 10, 2016 | 12:45 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed again Friday that the Senate will not confirm President Obamas nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, this year. Let me say this once more, and let me say it clearly: Barack Obama will not get a Supreme Court Justice in the 11th hour of his presidency on the way out the door, McConnell said to loud applause at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Chicago Tribune: NRA Exaggerating Hillary Clinton's Threat To Gun Rights

    05/29/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies ^ | May 29, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 26, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial in which it claimed the NRA is exaggerating Hillary Clintons threat to gun rights. Focusing on the Supreme Court, the Tribune claimed there is no guarantee that Republicans would confirm Clintons appointees to the highest court, and even if they did, there is no guarantee those justices would revisit landmark decisions like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) or McDonald v. Chicago (2010).
  • Newt Gingrich Backtracks on Calling Sonya Sotomayor a Racist

    06/06/2016 9:28:02 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 43 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | June 3, 2009 | John Amato
    Newt Gingrich confirms that he's running for President in 2012 because you know he would never backtrack from a statement like this: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday he shouldn't have called Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist, but said he was still concerned that she would bring bias to her decisions.
  • Noah Feldman Admits that First and Second Amendments are Fundamental Rights

    06/06/2016 4:52:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies via Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Noah Feldman is a Harvard law professor and a prolific author. In an op-ed in The Post and Courier, Noah Feldman has penned an article that grudgingly admits that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right deserving as much respect as the First Amendment. Feldman gets much wrong. For example, he declares that the Supreme Court found that the Second Amendment is an individual right for the first time in 2008. From The evolution of gun rights has an internal legal logic to it. The contemporary story starts in 2008 with the case of D.C. v. Heller, a 5-to-4...
  • U.S. escalates ethics battle with judge in immigration case

    06/05/2016 7:40:26 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 6/4/2016 | Lyle Denniston
    Escalating its constitutional battle with a federal judge over the ethics of government lawyers in the major test case on presidential power over immigration, the Justice Department late Friday night asked a federal appeals court to swiftly nullify the judges order of sanctions. In a massive filing of nearly four hundred pages, the department also asked that the judges order be put on hold while it is being challenged in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. This new conflict between the Obama administration and U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, is separate but related...
  • Paul Ryan: Donald Trump can help make reality of bold House policy agenda

    06/02/2016 12:19:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | 06/02/2016
    As I said from the start, my goal has been to unite the party so we can win in the fall. And if were going to unite, it has to be over ideas. Donald Trump and I have talked at great length about things such as the proper role of the executive and fundamental principles such as the protection of life. The list of potential Supreme Court nominees he released after our first meeting was very encouraging. But the House policy agenda has been the main focus of our dialogue. Weve talked about the common ground this agenda can represent....
  • Letter by climate change scientists urging prosecution of skeptics deemed a 'mistake'

    06/02/2016 9:57:39 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Truncated title. Full title:Letter by climate change scientists urging prosecution of skeptics deemed a 'mistake' and 'withdrawn' You would think the group of 20 or so climate change scientists who sent a letter to President Obama urging him to prosecute climate skeptics under the RICO statute would have consulted a PR firm before they made asses of themselves to the whole country. But now, the learned men of science have hired Climate Nexus, a PR firm specializing in spinning global warming news. The letter - a move the PR firm called a "big mistake" - has been "withdrawn" and a...
  • Landmark California bill would allow prosecution of climate-change skeptics

    06/02/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A landmark California bill gaining steam would make it illegal to engage in climate-change dissent, clearing the way for lawsuits against fossil-fuel companies, think-tanks and others that have deceived or misled the public on the risks of climate change. The first-of-its-kind legislation Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 is scheduled for floor action Thursday after clearing Senate committees in April and May. The measure would allow state and local prosecutors to pursue claims against climate-change skepticism as a violation of the states Unfair Competition Law [UCL], as well as extend...
  • SCOTUS Sides With Landowners In Blow to Obama Admin's Environmental Agenda

    06/01/2016 5:49:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | June 1, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    The White Houses Clean Water Act requires property owners to surrender possession of land that falls under its jurisdiction. The law, which has frustrated landowners for 40 years, was expanded last year when the Obama administration issued new rules for which bodies of water can be claimed asgovernment property. Hawkes Co., Inc. was one of the businesses affected by the White Houses environmental guidelines. The company, which provides peat for golf courses, was prevented from using property in Marshall County, Minnesota, because it had been deemed federally controlled wetlands by the United States Corps of Engineers. TheSupreme Court took up...
  • Failed Republicans Want to Rewrite the Constitution

    05/29/2016 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 15 replies
    The Eagle Forum ^ | May 25, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely suspend their campaigns after losing a key primary, instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates knew that its impossible to restart a presidential campaign once its been suspended. In the famous words of Theodore Roosevelts daughter Alice Longworth, You cant make a souffl rise twice.
  • WashPost's Thiessen: Biden Blocked Federal Court Nominations en Masse in 1988 and 1992

    02/27/2016 12:01:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 27, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Conservative and center-right columnists often have to do far more digging than their liberal counterparts, simply because overwhelmingly left-leaning beat journalists, aka "Democrats with bylines," provide such unbalanced reporting on current events on a daily basis. Fortunately, the Washington Post's Marc Thiessen did the entirely necessary work of rummaging through available information about federal court nominations in 1988 and 1992. Any beat reporter could have done the same thing, but either didn't, or decided not to report what was found. What Thiessen unearthed makes an argument-ending mockery of Vice President Joe Biden's claim, made in a Monday evening tweet, that when he...
  • Chelsea and Hillary Dance on Scalia's Grave

    05/24/2016 4:24:18 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The hypocrisy of those who travel everywhere with heavily armed security and the perpetual protection of Secret Service agents, such as Chelsea and Hillary Clinton, yet see no need for the great unwashed to protect themselves, is not surprising. Of course, these elites deem themselves higher-value targets than the rest of us. All Americans are equal but some are more equal than others. That housewife in Dubuque whose home a rapist just broke into, well, she can just call 911, thank you.
  • Supreme Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal Again

    05/23/2016 9:49:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    cbs local chicongo ^ | 23 May 2016
    The nations highest court first rejected Blagojevichs request in March, but his attorneys filed a petition for rehearing in April. The Supreme Court turned down that petition Monday without comment.
  • Supreme Court sides with death row inmate in racial discrimination case

    05/23/2016 7:32:24 AM PDT · by Dacula · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-23-16 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday morning ruled in favor of a death row inmate in a case concerning race discrimination in jury selection.
  • NRA, Trump: Clinton would abolish 2nd Amendment, gun rights

    05/21/2016 3:52:38 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    WAVE 3 News- Louisville ^ | May 20, 2016 | GORDON BOYD
    The National Rifle Association may be a nation unto itself in its commitment to the right to bear arms. The number of members attending its annual convention here is larger than the combined populations of Jeffersonville and Clarksville, Ind.; more than 70,000. But the message its leadership delivered by endorsing Donald Trump, and by hosting his second Louisville visit, is aimed at the more than 5 million members who stayed home. "This election is about the soul of the country, and the Second Amendment," said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "If your preferred candidate...
  • Trump Scores NRA Backing And Attacks 'Heartless Hillary'

    05/21/2016 4:19:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies ^ | 05/20/16
    Dubbing her "Heartless Hillary" Clinton, Trump and the NRAs leaders cast the 2016 election in stark terms as a referendum on the likely Democratic nominee that carries long-lasting implications for gun enthusiasts nationwide. The Second Amendment is on the ballot in November, Trump told the more than 7,000 NRA members who paid to attend his speech, roughly 10 percent of the 70,000 activists in town for the groups annual meeting. I will never let you down. I will protect our Second Amendment. I will protect our country. Showcasing his knack for nicknames and speaking in his characteristic vernacular, Trump drew...