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  • Former President of Mexico Compares Bernie Sanders to Hugo Chávez

    04/22/2016 11:46:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Fri Apr. 22, 2016 | AJ Vicens
    Sanders, he says, is a "false prophet" who could be as dangerous as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.With Donald Trump putting Mexico at the center of the Republican presidential conversation, the country's former president, Vicente Fox, has gone hard at the GOP front-runner, saying, "He reminds me of Hitler." But Fox, who served as president from 2000 to 2006, has some comparisons for Bernie Sanders that are not much more flattering. "In Latin America, we have a century of experience of suffering from messianic, populist leaders that have broken our economies, that have brought poverty into all of Latin America,"...
  • Analysis A threat ahead: California Democrats losing the fight for younger voters

    02/29/2016 6:11:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 29, 2016 | By Cathleen Decker
    The state Democratic Party convention held here over the weekend presented an occasionally jarring contrast: Democrats gathered at what seemed like a 50th college reunion for veteran politicians, and at the same time one of the biggest rounds of applause came at the mention of Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate few of those politicians support. The split, largely generational given the youthful tilt of the Vermont senator's supporters, underscored a hard truth for California Democrats that was barely discussed during the celebratory convention: Numbers-wise, the party's heading for trouble. It was not hard to hear the clarion of future dissent...
  • Apple iPhone ban? New York looks to outlaw sale of encrypted smartphones[$2,500 Fine]

    01/15/2016 10:38:03 AM PST · by Theoria · 78 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Liam Tung
    A proposed bill in New York seeks to require that all smartphones sold in the state can be decrypted or unlocked and proposes hefty fines for vendors failing to comply.The proposed law marks the latest effort by lawmakers to make it easier for law enforcement to access and read encrypted data stored on smartphones. Should the proposed bill successfully pass through New York's state assembly and senate, Apple and Google could face fines of $2,500 per device sold in the state after January 1, 2016, if a retailer knowingly sold a smartphone that could not be unlocked or decrypted by...
  • Obama: 'Much of our criminal justice system remains unfair'

    10/17/2015 10:38:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    investors.com ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. Thirty years ago, there were 500,000 people behind bars in America. Today, there are 2.2 million. The United States is home to 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Every year, we spend $80 billion to keep people locked up. Now, many of the folks in prison absolutely belong there — our streets are safer thanks to the brave police officers and dedicated prosecutors who put violent criminals behind bars. But over the last few decades, we’ve also locked up more non-violent offenders than ever before, for longer...
  • New York Times Writer Wants Human Rights for Chimps, None for Unborn Babies

    04/25/2014 9:22:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 25, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    The NYT is on an anti-human exceptionalism crusade. Other than columnist Ross Douthat, when was the last time the “paper of record” allowed arguments to be made in favor of the unique dignity of human life in its pages? I can’t recall a single time in recent years. But take actions to subvert our belief in the unique dignity of human life and the NYT is at your service! It has published columns arguing for “pea personhood,” that plants are the most “ethical” life form, and in last Sunday’s Magazine, a tribute to the Dark Mountain Projects’ push for “uncivilization.”...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel Further Explains His Prediction That Employers Will Drop Health Insurance

    04/08/2014 11:05:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | ROBB MANDELBAUM
    Our recent interview with Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel about his provocative prediction that most employers will abandon health coverage by 2025 struck a nerve with You’re The Boss readers. It came as no surprise that Dr. Emanuel’s claim, first made in his new book, “Reinventing American Health Care,” would be swept up in the broader political and ideological debate about the Affordable Care Act. But in their many comments, readers raised interesting questions, and we took some of them back to Dr. Emanuel in another conversation that appears, edited and condensed, below. It’s worth noting that among those readers who...
  • Sarah Palin is Right: Obamacare Death Panel Real; Disguised as the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Comm

    04/02/2014 6:26:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Turns out Sarah Palin was right. Obamacare does have Death Panels, and they are currently disguised as the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee. In this week when Obamacare finally turns one day old, the political problems that our economic recovery face have never been on better display. While the stock market makes new highs, even the Fed is acknowledging that this recovery is different. And because it’s different, Wall Street is winning and Main Street is losing. “Although we work through financial markets, our goal is to help Main Street, not Wall Street,” said...
  • 'Most transparent' White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs

    03/19/2014 8:48:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Examiner ^ | MARCH 18, 2014 AT 8:45 AM | Mark Tapscott
    It's Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America. The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved "White House equities." That phrase is nowhere to be found in the FOIA, yet the Obama White House effectively amended the law to create a new exception to justify keeping public documents locked away from the...
  • IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20K workers

    03/18/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    AP ^ | March 18 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service employee took home personal information on about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors, putting the data at risk for public release, the agency said Tuesday. The employee took home a computer thumb drive containing names, Social Security numbers and addresses of the workers, and plugged the drive into an unsecure home network, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an email to employees.
  • IRS doubles down on lawbreaking with regulation to kill free speech

    03/17/2014 3:49:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-17-2014 | MARK J. FITZGIBBONS
    OPINION IRS doubles down on lawbreaking with regulation to kill free speech MARK J. FITZGIBBONS • | MARCH 17, 2014 AT 6:08 PM Proposed regulations from the IRS for 501(c)(4) "social welfare organizations" would censor speech such as legislative scorecards, voter registrations and get-out-the-vote projects. They also would eliminate communications before elections that name candidates, even if done in a neutral fashion. The IRS claims its proposed regulations are designed to create “a more uniform set of rules” for social welfare organizations, notwithstanding the long precedent of these types of communications. Censorship is now deemed appropriate tax policy. Coming after...
  • IRS Scandal Timeline

    03/12/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    The Center for Competitive Politics created this working timeline of events surrounding the IRS scandal. A PDF version of the working timeline is here.
  • A Surprising Critic of Presidential Vacations

    03/10/2014 4:50:06 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 12 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 3/8/2014 | "Patter-EE-koh"
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended President Obama’s weekend vacation in Key Largo, despite the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, arguing Obama would be able to monitor events from Florida. “What the president will be doing this weekend in Florida is essentially what the president would be doing back at the White House. It’s just that the weather will be a little warmer,” Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One. -snip- Hey, at least he’s being frugal about it. The rooms are only $2500 per night. There is at least one critic of the idea that a president should be taking...
  • Edward Snowden Says He Reported N.S.A. Surveillance Concerns To Officials Before Leaks

    03/08/2014 10:52:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/08/2014 | By CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents revealing the agency’s surveillance operations, said he raised his concerns to more than 10 officials, “none of whom took any action to address them,” before he decided to give the documents to journalists. Mr. Snowden’s comments, in written answers to questions by members of the European Parliament that were released on Friday, amplified previous assertions that he initially tried to raise concerns internally about surveillance collection he believed went too far. An N.S.A. spokeswoman declined to comment, but the agency has previously said...
  • Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner’s husband’s law firm has strong Obama connections

    03/08/2014 8:27:33 AM PST · by managusta · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/16/2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official who apologized for targeting conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny is married to an attorney whose firm hosted a voter registration organizing event for the Obama presidential campaign, praised President Obama’s policy work, and had one of its partners appointed by Obama to a key ambassadorship. IRS Exempt Organizations Division director Lois G. Lerner, who has been described as “apolitical” in mainstream press coverage of the IRS scandal, is married to tax attorney Michael R. Miles, a partner at the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. The firm is based in Atlanta but has...
  • For Netanyahu, a bombshell battering by Obama

    03/07/2014 10:22:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 3, 2014, 4:18 am | David Horovitz
    … Until he read the breaking news of President Obama’s earth-shattering interview with Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might have anticipated that Monday’s meeting was going to be one of his less confrontational and unpleasant sessions of frank, allied diplomacy with his good friend Barack. […] For one thing is certain, the president’s resort to a newspaper interview on the eve of their talks to issue near-apocalyptic warnings about the disaster Netanyahu risks bringing upon Israel is just about the last thing likely to bolster the prime minister’s confidence in their alliance, and just about the...
  • (EXCLUSIVE) IRS Currently Employing Convicted Terrorist Associate

    03/06/2014 12:00:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/06/2014 | Patrick Poole
    While IRS officials were targeting Tea Party groups for special scrutiny of their 501(c)3 tax exempt applications, the IRS also hired a policeman who had been prosecuted by the Justice Department — and convicted in federal court — of using his access to the FBI’s NCIC system to tip off a terror suspect about the bureau’s surveillance. The leak wrecked a major terror investigation.He is still at the IRS. Weiss Russell (he has changed his name from “Weiss Rasool,” the name under which he was convicted), is currently employed as a financial management analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief...
  • Darrell Issa seen plowing ahead with IRS probe amid new evidence (Elijah Cummings deeply saddened)

    03/07/2014 2:40:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-7-2014 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and LAUREN FRENCH
    Darrell Issa seen plowing ahead with IRS probe amid new evidence By JOHN BRESNAHAN and LAUREN FRENCH | 3/7/14 2:00 PM EST Updated: 3/7/14 3:53 PM EST Not even a trove of new evidence will stop Darrell Issa from going after Lois Lerner’s testimony. The House Oversight Committee Chairman is plowing forward with plans to hold the former IRS official in contempt of Congress - possibly as early as next week - despite word from the tax agency that it plans to hand over a broad set of documents spanning Lerner’s entire career at the IRS. Republicans have long sought...
  • EU-U.S. trade talks face growing hostility, ministers warn

    03/06/2014 11:31:08 AM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Chicato Tribune / Reuters ^ | 28 February 2014 | Robin Emmott
    Free-trade talks between the United States and the European Union are in danger of being derailed by populist groups opposing everything from globalization to multinationals, EU ministers and business leaders said on Friday. The rise of anti-EU parties, reports of U.S. spying in Europe and accusations that a trade pact would pander to big companies have combined to erode public support for a deal that proponents say would dramatically increase economic growth. "We have an uphill battle to make the argument that this EU-U.S. free-trade agreement is a good one," he said in remarks that were broadcast to reporters.
  • The only recourse for Obama's lawlessness

    03/06/2014 11:29:15 AM PST · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-06-14 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama reached his tipping point today. I don't see him recovering from this confluence of events. Today we know for a fact that there is only one avenue left to salvage the rule of law in this country. Impeachment. Today Barack Obama reached a new low in the polls: President Obama’s job approval rating hits a record low this week, as a majority of Americans say his administration has mostly failed at growing the economy, creating jobs, improving health care and the country’s image. That’s according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. For the first time in a...
  • CBC asks that Issa be stripped of gavel

    03/06/2014 11:15:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    VIDEO: 4 minutes - Rep. Marcia Fudge's oral presentation of the privileged resolution on House floor. The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is calling House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to be stripped of his gavel for his behavior at a contentious IRS hearing on Wednesday. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) told Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday that Issa’s conduct in the hearing — which included cutting off the microphone of Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the ranking Democrat — amounted to “an affront to the expectations of the American people.” Fudge also said Issa should apologize on the House...