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  • Federal Judge: Obama Immigration Actions 'Unconstitutional'

    12/17/2014 11:44:52 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    FOX News ^ | Fox News
    A federal judge has found parts of President Obama's immigration executive actions unconstitutional, in an opinion delivered as part of a separate immigration case not directly tied to the policy changes. The opinion filed Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Schwab, in Pennsylvania, still marks the first court opinion to tackle Obama's immigration announcement. He said Obama's immigration actions are invalid and effectively count as "legislation" from the Executive Branch.
  • Obama to Give Live Executive Amnesty Speech Tomorrow Night

    11/19/2014 11:08:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 97 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Tomorrow night, at 8 p.m. EST, President Obama will address the nation on his coming executive amnesty. "Our immigration system has been broken for decades -- and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country," says the White House press secretary in a blog post. "So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can...
  • Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack [Prime Minister Stephen Harper evacuated]

    10/22/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/22/2014 | By Ashley Fantz and Josh Levs
    There were two soldiers standing guard at the war memorial in Ottawa near Parliament, and a gunman shot one of them, a witness told CNN on Wednesday. Peter Henderson, a journalist, said other soldiers doing drills nearby ran to help the fallen soldier. Henderson said he knew the person shot was a soldier because of the ceremonial uniform the soldier was wearing. There were "several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa" on Wednesday morning, police said on Twitter. "Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill." All Ottawa police buildings remain on lockdown and are closed...
  • US military attacks al-Shabab network in Somalia, says Pentagon

    09/02/2014 5:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 09/02/2014
    U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group’s leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people a year ago this month and the U.S. had targeted planners of the bloody assault. There was no immediate comment from al-Shabab and U.S. commanders were waiting to determine the attack’s outcome. “U.S. military forces conducted an operation in Somalia today against the al-Shabaab network. We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide...
  • Gunman kills 3 officers, remains at large in Canadian subdivision, police say

    06/05/2014 5:51:46 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/5/14 | Holly Yan
    In a country often stereotyped for being too genteel, the Canadian city of Moncton prides itself on a special distinction: It was named the most polite. So what happened here Wednesday seems unimaginable to residents. A man dressed in fatigues and carrying a rifle went on a rampage, killing three police officers and wounding two others. 3 officers wounded in Canada shooting Police posted to social media a photograph of a man dressed in fatigues, carrying what appeared to be a rifle. Thursday morning, the shooter was still on the loose. Residents were asked to keep their doors locked and...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on Individual Free Speech Contributions

    04/02/2014 9:51:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 2, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Until this morning, the federal government could limit the amount of money you contribute for political speech. Today in McCutcheon vs. FEC, the Supreme Court invalidated overall contribution limits. The federal government limited individual campaign contributions to $48,000 overall and $123,200 to everything (PACs, candidates, national parties) each cycle. The Supreme Court struck down the limits, holding that the government’s justification for limiting free speech rights – to keep money out of politics and the avoid the appearance of impropriety – failed. This decision cuts at the heart of the leftist narrative on free speech attacks. The heart of the...
  • White House: Obama orders military death benefits paid to families

    10/09/2013 12:28:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/8/18 | Justin Sink
    President Obama has ordered officials to resume paying death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers and was "very disturbed" they had been halted due to the government shutdown, said White House spokesman Jay Carney. Carney said Obama had ordered the Office of Management and Budget to work with White House lawyers to find a way to restart the benefits and expects a fix Wednesday. "He was not pleased to learn of this problem," Carney said, adding it was "unthinkable" that those who had lost family members would go without benefits. The White House said that Congress was warned that...
  • Suspected lethal nerve agent discovered at JFK Airport mail facility; two customs agents

    08/11/2013 5:18:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/11/13 | Philip Messing
    The highly lethal nerve agent VX -- used in weapons of mass destruction -- appears to have been discovered in a mail facility at JFK Airport where two US customs agents were sickened this morning, a law-enforcement source said. Both victims suffered respiratory distress and were taken for emergency treatment after being overcome while inside the US Postal Service facility on North Boundary Road at 9:40 a.m., the source said. Initial testing after the incident revealed the presence of "chemical-grade weapons and nerve gas," and subsequent testing produced a positive reading for VX, the source said.
  • Supreme Court won’t hear New York gun law challenge

    04/15/2013 11:36:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2013 | David Sherfinski
    As the debate over gun rights heats up on Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition to hear a challenge to a key provision of New York state’s restrictive gun laws. The high court without comment refused to take up a petition challenging a lower court’s upholding New York state’s requirement that citizens prove “proper cause” to carry a weapon for self-defense outside the home. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in November in favor of the state. “Our review of the history and tradition of firearm regulation does not ‘clearly demonstrate’ that...
  • Georgia town passes law requiring citizens to own guns and ammo

    04/02/2013 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Altariel · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 2, 2013 | Erin McClam
    A Georgia town has passed a law requiring its citizens to own a gun and ammunition — a measure one councilman says is similar to putting a security sign in your front yard to deter criminals. The ordinance in the town of Nelson, population 1,300, contains no penalties, has exemptions for felons and the mentally ill and allows anyone to opt out. Town leaders said they wanted to make a point about gun rights. The law requires the head of every household to own a gun and ammo to “provide for the emergency management of the city” and “provide for...
  • Assault weapons ban won't be in Dems' gun bill (Boo Hoo Frankenstein)

    03/19/2013 11:39:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 03/19/13 | Alen Fram
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided that a proposed assault weapons ban won't be part of a gun control bill the Senate plans to debate next month, the sponsor of the ban said Tuesday, a decision that means the ban stands little chance of survival. Instead, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she will be able to offer her ban on the military-style firearms as an amendment. Feinstein is all but certain to need 60 votes from the 100-member Senate to prevail, but she faces solid Republican opposition and likely defections from some moderate Democrats.
  • Make cuts hurt: email reveals

    03/06/2013 8:17:04 AM PST · by EyeSalveRich · 31 replies
    Fox news ^ | 3/6/2013 | Fox news
    A leaked email from an Agriculture Department field officer adds fuel to claims President Obama's political strategy is to make the billions in recent federal budget cuts as painful as possible to win the public opinion battle against Republicans. ...According to the partially redacted email, the response came from the Agriculture Department’s budget office and in part states: “However you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”
  • Pope Benedict to Resign for Health Reasons

    02/11/2013 6:51:21 AM PST · by traumer · 87 replies
    <p>Pope Benedict XVI is to resign from the head of the Catholic Church on February 28, the Vatican confirmed in a statement on Monday, after he said he no longer had the strength to fulfill his duties adequately.</p> <p>A Vatican press conference started at 11.40 a.m. London time. A Vatican spokesman said the decision "took us by surprise".</p>
  • Journal News gun map blamed for burglary

    01/14/2013 10:55:21 AM PST · by Mozilla · 4 replies
    Rockland Times ^ | 1-13-13 | Rockland Times Staff
    A White Plains, N.Y., home highlighted on the infamous Journal News interactive gun map was burglarized Saturday and their gun safe was damaged in an attempted robbery. The burglars were unable to open the safe. It is not clear if the thieves thought the safe stored other valuables or if they were actually seeking to steal a gun. New York Newsday ran with the story under the headline “Journal News gun permit map used by burglars to target White Plains home?” Below is NYS Sen. Greg Ball’s press release. Even if this story is proven to have nothing to do...
  • Mitt Romney campaigns with Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock in Indiana

    08/04/2012 5:04:17 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 52 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/4/2012 | Ali Weinberg
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Mitt Romney stumped with Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock on Saturday at a barbecue shack here, seeking to link himself with the popular conservative who unseated a longtime Washington incumbent earlier this year.We gotta get this guy elected to the U.S. Senate,” Romney began his speech at Stepto’s Bar-B-Q Shack, a small restaurant off the main highway in Evansville. As he praised Mourdock, the state treasurer who defeated six-term senator Dick Lugar in the state’s May Republican primary, he seemed to try to affiliate himself with the Tea Party principles Mourdock played up, like a balanced budget....
  • Herman Cain endorses Newt Gingrich

    01/28/2012 6:41:29 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 30 replies
    Facebook ^ | 1/28/2012 | Herman Cain
    I am officially endorsing Newt Gingrich for President of the United States!
  • Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) Clears 50% - Again - Versus Feingold 53-46 Johnson surges again

    10/26/2010 11:13:40 AM PDT · by milwguy · 15 replies
    rasmussen reports ^ | 10/26/2010 | r
    Republican challenger Ron Johnson receives over 50% support against incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in the fourth consecutive survey of Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Johnson, a wealthy plastics manufacturer, picking up 53% of the vote. Feingold, who has represented the state in the Senate since 1993, draws support from 46%. Only one percent (1%) are undecided at this point.
  • Initial claims for unemployment aid rise to 465K

    09/23/2010 7:07:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies · 2+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/23/10 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    The tally of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time in five weeks as the job market remains sluggish. Initial claims for jobless aid rose by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 465,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Many economists had expected a flat reading or small drop. The rise suggests that jobs remain scarce and some companies are still cutting workers amid weak economic growth. Initial claims have fallen from a recent spike above a half-million last month. But they have been stuck above 450,000 for most of this year. "What's becoming increasing clear...
  • POLL: Christine O'Donnell Takes Lead Over Mike Castle in Delaware Senate Race

    09/13/2010 10:32:29 AM PDT · by Syncro · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | Sept 12, 2010 | Levi Russel
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Levi@FrontLineStrat.com POLL: Christine O'Donnell Takes Lead Over Mike Castle in Delaware Senate Race(WILMINGTON, DE) - Confirming poll results from a Tea Party Express commissioned poll last week (which showed Mike Castle leading Christine O'Donnell by just a 43%-41% margin), a new poll shows Conservative Republican Christine O'Donnell continuing her surge in the Delaware U.S. Senate race. A new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released Sunday evening shows O'Donnell has in fact now surged into the lead over liberal Mike Castle. The poll results were as follows: Christine O'Donnell:...
  • Private sector unexpectedly cuts jobs in August

    09/01/2010 7:29:36 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 090110 | Burton Frierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers unexpectedly cut jobs in August, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday, delivering another blow to the already faltering economic recovery. A separate report showed the number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell to their lowest level in 10 years though, but there is little to suggest companies are on the verge of hiring on a scale that would lower the unemployment rate.
  • Federal jury acquits ex-Marine in Iraqis' deaths

    08/28/2008 7:04:11 PM PDT · by radar101 · 12 replies · 151+ views
    L A Times ^ | August 29, 2008 | Tony Perry,
    Former Marine Sgt. Jose Luis Nazario Jr., 28, center, from New York, speaks about his federal trial with his attorneys, Douglas L. Applegate, left, and Joseph M. Preis in Irvine, Calif., on Aug. 16. A civilian jury in Riverside today acquitted a former Marine sergeant in the killing of four unarmed Iraqi prisoners in the battle for Fallouja in 2004. Despite hearing a tape-recorded phone call in which Jose Nazario appeared to admit to ordering the killings, jurors said prosecutors had not made the case against him. They also said they felt it wasn't right for them to judge...
  • Two McCain offices evacuated after letter threat (New Hampshire As Well)

    08/21/2008 6:15:20 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 9 replies · 197+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 21, 2008 | Keith Coffman
    Two McCain offices evacuated after letter threat Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:45pm EDT By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Two offices of John McCain's U.S. presidential campaign, in Colorado and New Hampshire, were evacuated on Thursday, and several staffers were hospitalized, after threatening or suspicious envelopes arrived in the mail, one with an unidentified white powder. The first parcel, described as containing an unspecified threat and a powdery white substance, was opened by a staff member at the campaign's Centennial, Colorado, office, near Denver, at about 3 p.m. local time, U.S. Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley said.
  • Colin Powell will endrose and speak at Democratic Convention convention

    08/13/2008 1:54:34 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 6 replies · 201+ views
    Fox News TV
    Bill Crystal just said on Fox that Colin Powell will speak and endorse Obama at Democratic Convention
  • Israel Prepares Strikes on Iran Nuclear Bomb Factories

    08/07/2008 10:04:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies · 91+ views
    Fox News | 8/7/08
    'Israel stocking-up on supplies needed for such a strike and its aftermath.' Just this mention by Fox News reporter. Nothing else so far.
  • Anthrax Suspect Commits Suicide

    08/01/2008 4:17:04 AM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies · 113+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 1, 2008 | LARA JAKES JORDAN and DAVID DISHNEAU
    A top U.S. biodefense researcher apparently committed suicide just as the Justice Department was about to file criminal charges against him in the anthrax mailings that traumatized the nation in the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a published report.
  • McCain's rejected New York Times op-ed piece (FULL TEXT, AS WRITTEN)

    07/21/2008 11:52:24 AM PDT · by FocusNexus · 26 replies · 163+ views
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2008 | Sen. John McCain
    Here is the op-ed piece written by Sen. John McCain that the New York Times declined to run. The piece was released to CNN by the McCain campaign: In January 2007, when General David Petraeus took command in Iraq, he called the situation "hard" but not "hopeless." Today, 18 months later, violence has fallen by up to 80% to the lowest levels in four years, and Sunni and Shiite terrorists are reeling from a string of defeats. The situation now is full of hope, but considerable hard work remains to consolidate our fragile gains. Progress has been due primarily to...
  • Top two Air Force officials resigning

    06/06/2008 4:27:15 AM PDT · by Renfield · 16 replies · 80+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6-05-08
    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates ousted the Air Force's top officials Thursday, holding them to account in a historic military shake-up for failing to ensure the security of sensitive materials, including nuclear missile warhead fuses that were mistakenly shipped to Taiwan. Gates announced at a Pentagon news conference that he had accepted the resignations of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley and Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne — a highly unusual double firing. Gates cited two embarrassing incidents in the past year. In one, a B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and flown...
  • Sec. of Air Force, USAF Chief of Staff Fired

    06/05/2008 12:04:07 PM PDT · by pabianice · 30 replies · 94+ views
    Fox News | 6/5/08
    Breaking. This has been a long time coming, with SECDEF fighting with the USAF to lose the Cold War mentality and come aboard the 21st century's asymetric warfare.
  • Pope Lands in America

    04/15/2008 3:10:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 8 replies · 136+ views
    KGMB ^ | 4/15/08 | staff
    Pope Benedict has arrived in the U.S. The pontiff's plane, named "Shepherd One", landed at Andrews Air Force Base just before 10 in the morning Hawaii time. The President, first lady, and their daughter Jenna greeted him as he walked out of the plane. It is the first time the president has met a foreign leader at the Maryland base. This is Pope Benedict's first visit to the U.S. as the pontiff. He will be only the second to visit the White House. His trip tomorrow will mark his 81st birthday. He will hold a papal mass in Washington Thursday,...
  • McCain's birthplace prompts queries about whether that rules him out (NY Slimes)

    02/28/2008 3:40:11 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 167 replies · 1,240+ views
    International Tribune ^ | 28 Feb 08 | Carl Hulse Published
    WASHINGTON: The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the continental United States for generations: Dare their children aspire to grow up and become president? In the case of Senator John McCain of Arizona, the issue is becoming more than a matter of parental daydreaming. McCain's likely nomination as the Republican candidate for president and the happenstance of his birth in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 are reviving a musty debate that has surfaced periodically since the founders first set quill to parchment and declared that only a "natural-born citizen" can hold the nation's highest office.
  • 'Teddy' teacher jailed in Sudan

    11/29/2007 11:26:07 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies · 31+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/29/2007 | CNN
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) -- A court in Sudan on Thursday found a British teacher guilty of inciting religious hatred by allowing her class to name a teddy bear "Mohammed" and sentenced her to 15 days in prison and deportation, her defense laywer told CNN. The court in Khartoum ordered Gillian Gibbons, 54, to be incarcerated in the city's Omdurman women's prison, her lawyer said, adding that the verdict was "disappointing" and they would be mounting an appeal. Journalist Andrew Heavens said the appeal would probably take at least 15 days to mount. The UK Foreign Office said they are aware...
  • Clinton Trails All GOP Candidates: Zogby

    11/26/2007 5:37:07 PM PST · by jdm · 26 replies · 31+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Nov. 26, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Part of relying on polls for analysis includes knowing whether the pollster has credibility. Zogby Interactive has a reputation for questionable results, but it usually can at least identify trends. Their latest trend shows the inevitability of Hillary Clinton sinking the Democrats next year: Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trails five top Republican presidential contenders in general election match-ups, a drop in support from this summer, according to a poll released on Monday. Clinton's top Democratic rivals, Barack Obama and John Edwards, still lead Republicans in hypothetical match-ups ahead of the November 4, 2008, presidential election, the survey by Zogby Interactive...
  • Spitzer Drops Plans to Issue Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

    11/14/2007 2:47:27 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 19 replies · 128+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 14 November 2007 | Associated Press
    New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Wednesday he was abandoning a plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, but said that the federal government had "lost control" of its borders and left states to deal with the consequences. "I have concluded that New York state cannot successfully address this problem on its own," Mr. Spitzer said at a news conference, flanked by members of the state's congressional delegation.
  • Blaze engulfs furniture warehouse, killing 9 firefighters (Charleston, SC)

    06/19/2007 5:09:17 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 38 replies · 1,542+ views
    The State ^ | June 19, 2007 | BRUCE SMITH
    Fire swept through a furniture warehouse, collapsing the building's roof and claiming the lives of nine firefighters in a disaster the mayor described Tuesday as "difficult to fathom or quantify." "Nine brave, heroic, courageous firefighters of the city of Charleston have perished fighting fire in a most courageous and fearless manner, carrying out their duties," Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley said at a morning news conference. "To all of their loved ones, our heart goes out to them." Two employees in the building were rescued from the blaze, which broke out at about 7 p.m. Monday in the Sofa Super...
  • Iran says 15 British captives [hostages] free

    04/04/2007 12:15:19 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 28 replies · 885+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 4/4/07 | NASSER KARIMI
    TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a surprise move that defused escalating tension in the Middle East, announced the release of 15 captive British sailors and marines Wednesday in what he called an Easter gift to the British people. Prime Minister Tony Blair, who said the Britons had been released, added that he bore "no ill will" toward the Iranian people following the 13-day standoff. The breakthrough eased tensions that have been increasing steadily, raising fears of military conflict in the volatile region and prompting a spike in oil prices. It suggested that Iran's hard-line leadership had decided Tehran...
  • Ahmadinejad Says British Troops Will Be Freed

    04/04/2007 7:24:27 AM PDT · by stm · 48 replies · 1,151+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 04, 2007 | Fox News/AP
    TEHRAN, Iran — Fifteen British sailors and marines seized by Iranian naval personnel have been pardoned and will be freed, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at a press conference Wednesday, but he vowed his country would not tolerate invasions of its borders by any country. "I announce that the great people of Iran and the Islamic Republic, even having legal rights to try these military people, in honor of the prophet's birthday, will be freed as a gift to the people of the United Kingdom," Ahmadinejad said in a speech to reporters, clerics and civil servants at a small hall in...
  • S. Dakota approves bill to restrict abortions

    02/24/2006 4:42:53 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 13 replies · 371+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 24, 2006
    - The South Dakota Legislature on Friday approved a bill that would ban almost all abortions in a move that could set up a challenge to the national abortion standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade ruling. The legislation, which calls for $5,000 fines and five-year prison sentences for doctors who carry out abortions, now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Rounds, who has said he is inclined to sign it. Backers and opponents of the bill have said it is the most restrictive measure on abortion to pass a state legislature since the Supreme Court legalized abortion...