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  • Judge: Citizens United Must Disclose Donor Information to NY

    07/27/2015 8:42:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 27, 2015
    Judge: Citizens United Must Disclose Donor Information to NY NEW YORK — Jul 27, 2015 A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must disclose information about its major donors to New York's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein said it appeared that Citizens United will not succeed in a lawsuit it brought on First Amendment grounds to try to block disclosures of the information to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, including names, addresses and the total contributions of major donors. The judge noted that there is...
  • County, forest at odds over OHVs ( Colorado - RS 2477 )

    07/27/2015 8:28:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Journal ^ | July 23, 2015 | Tobie Baker
    U.S. Forest Service ranger told Montezuma County commissioners this week that local officials continue to overstep their authority in regard to the Dolores-Norwood Road. ... Earlier this year, Montezuma County officials installed a dozen “Share the Road” signs accommodating off-highway vehicle use on county roads, including the Dolores-Norwood Road. To clarify any confusion, Montezuma County attorney John Baxter told commissioners on Monday that people were allowed to operate off-highway vehicles on the roadway. “Not according to our travel management rules,” Padilla interrupted. “Your travel management rule is incorrect,” Baxter replied. Baxter continued, stating that federal officials had yet to provide...
  • Sen. Heller, John McCain Wouldn't Accept Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/25/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it.” On July 21–just 5 days after the heinous attack in Chattanooga–Senator Heller re-introduced his amendment...
  • [KY] State forbids pastors calling homosexuality 'sinful'

    07/25/2015 12:36:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 306 replies
    WND ^ | 7/24/15 | Bob Unruh
    The state of Kentucky has begun imposing a religious test on volunteer pastor counselors in its youth division, insisting that they refrain from calling homosexuality “sinful” and dismissing those who cannot bend their religious faith to accommodate the state requirements. The policy was uncovered by Liberty Counsel, which has sent a letter to Bob Hayter, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, demanding that the state religious test be dropped and that a dismissed counselor be reinstated.“Liberty Counsel writes regarding the blatantly unconstitutional revocation of volunteer prison minister status of ordained Christian minister David Wells, who has provided voluntary...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • Obama Renews His Amnesty Tyranny

    07/24/2015 6:10:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    And how the Congress is collaborating President Obama and other administration officials continue to push their thumb-in-the-eye approach to legal and illegal immigration with a series of unilateral moves that once again reveal their contempt for the American public and the rule of law—when they’re not busy engaging in outright extortion. The first insult comes courtesy of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This week they “clarified” the requirements necessary for becoming naturalized citizens. The clarification involved modifications to the Oath of Allegiance every would-be citizen must recite. The USCIS determined that two clauses contained in that Oath,...
  • Undocumented Steinmetz grad to attend White House summit

    07/23/2015 4:12:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | BY JORDYN HOLMAN
    A couple of missed calls, a voicemail — even a Snapchat — from his teacher notified Steinmetz College Prep graduate Cesar Bustos, 18, that he was headed to the White House. Bustos, who was at work when he got the news, is one of 130 students selected to attend first lady Michelle Obama’s Beating the Odds Summit on Thursday. The summit is part of the first lady’s Reach Higher initiative, which is intended to get more U.S. students to continue their education after high school. “The experience sounds so surreal,” Bustos said. “Being undocumented, I never believed I would ever...
  • Up to 87 pct. of undocumented migrants could stay in U.S., study says

    07/23/2015 3:48:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | July 23, 2015
    Up to 87 percent of undocumented immigrants will be able to remain in the United States if the executive action measures on immigration taken by President Barack Obama are implemented without modifications, according to a study published by the Migration Policy Institute. The report by the independent immigration study center said that the net effect of the new policies will be a reduction in deportations from the United States. In all, 5.2 million immigrants would benefit from these immigration relief measures, but the MPI notes that the implementation of new guidelines for law enforcement and immigration authorities would broaden the...
  • GAO: 'Americans Still Vulnerable to IRS Audits Over Personal Beliefs'

    07/23/2015 8:40:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 4 replies
    foxbusiness.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    A House Oversight subcommittee hearing today will provide more pushback to President Barack Obama’s claim to the Daily Show that there was no IRS targeting of conservative nonprofits. The hearing, which will take testimony from IRS commissioner John Koskinen, will zoom in on a new report from the Government Accountability Office that will deliver this bombshell: The GAO now says that IRS political “targeting is indeed possible in the audit process” for nonprofits, largely due to poor agency oversight and controls. “Unfortunately, the IRS has not taken sufficient steps to prevent targeting Americans based on their personal beliefs,” the GAO...
  • General Clark Calls for WWII-type Internment Camps for U.S. Citizens

    07/23/2015 4:54:01 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 52 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 July 2015 | Steve Byas
    “If these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right, and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.”Thus spoke retired General Wesley Clark, a former Democratic Party presidential candidate, in an interview on MSNBC this past Friday.Back in 2004, Clark, the former supreme allied commander of NATO, was harshly critical of what he considered the Bush administration's excessive response to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers...
  • AFL-CIO Controlled Union Intervenes, Cancels Trump’s Border Tour Planned by Local Agents

    07/22/2015 9:34:12 PM PDT · by Will88 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Donald Trump’s planned tour of the Laredo Sector of the Texas -Mexico border has been canceled by the national AFL-CIO-controlled union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC).
  • Feds Seize Medical Records on 'Fishing Expedition' Investigations with No Subpoena from a Judge

    07/22/2015 6:35:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20 2015 | Mark Fitzgibbons
    While focusing their resources and political energy on the NSA’s mass collection of metadata, privacy advocates have neglected the most dangerous institutionalized violations of the Fourth Amendment: administrative subpoenas. Now a United States District Court judge in Texas has ruled for the Drug Enforcement Agency that an administrative subpoena may be used to search medical records. It was inevitable, given the march towards illegally nullifying the Fourth Amendment through use of these judge-less bureaucrat warrants authorized by Congress. Administrative subpoenas are issued unilaterally by government agencies -- meaning without approval by neutral judges -- and without probable cause stated under...
  • Montrose radio personality gets prison time for vandalizing BLM trail

    07/22/2015 8:02:16 AM PDT · by dware · 37 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 07.22.2015 | AP via KJTC8
    DENVER (AP) - A man who was convicted of vandalism for tearing down a barricade on federal land in Montrose County has been sentenced to one month in prison. The Denver Post reports David Justice, a radio talk show host in Gunnison, was sentenced Tuesday for leading a group in vandalizing the Bureau of Land Management's Cushman Creek Trail on July 21, 2013. The group tore out barricades, signs, posts, fencing and cut back vegetation to protest the agency limiting the trail to two-wheel vehicles, horseback riding and hiking.
  • A Liberal is....

    07/22/2015 7:31:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    americanthinker ^ | July 22, 2015 | Tom Trinko
    A liberal is someone who thinks the third world's problems can be fixed by killing enough brown babies and who calls people who object to that "racists". A liberal is someone who thinks tax increases on businesses are paid out of the secret stash of cash all businesses hide in their basement.<> A liberal is someone who thinks prayer in school is obscene but who believes schools should teach Nietzsche. A liberal is someone who wants stricter gun control but has armed bodyguards. A liberal is someone who wants guns out of honest citizens' hands but who also wants more...
  • ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies

    07/22/2015 5:40:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2015 | Mark Krikorian
    The Corner The one and only. ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies Tell Their Stories by Mark Krikorian July 21, 2015 7:39 PM @MarkSKrikorian The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today featuring family members of Americans killed by illegal aliens. The witnesses told the stories of Danny Oliver, Grant Ronnebeck, Kathryn Steinle, Dennis McCann, and Josh Wilkerson – all dead because federal, state, and local governments have abdicated their responsibility to protect American citizens from foreign criminals. The anti-borders activists were sensible enough not to disrupt the proceedings, as they have done so often before....
  • Mother: Son’s Murder by Illegal Alien Was ‘Our Family’s 9/11 Attack by a Foreign Invader’

    07/21/2015 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 21, 2015 | By Brittany M. Hughes
    Laura Wilkerson, a mother whose 18-year-old son Joshua was murdered by an illegal alien in 2010, passionately appealed to Congress Tuesday to put an end to so-called “sanctuary city” policies and begin enforcing immigration laws, adding that “we are at war right here in this country” against criminal aliens who are a threat to public safety. “This was our family’s 9/11 terrorist attack by a foreign invader, whether you want to recognize it or whether you do not,” Laura Wilkerson told members of Congress, speaking of her son's death nearly five years ago.
  • U.P. Road Commission Taking On EPA

    07/21/2015 1:24:44 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 21 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jack Spencer
    The Marquette County Road Commission announced that it has filed a lawsuit formally challenging a decision by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to block construction of a county road (CR 595) that would shorten the route between a new minerals mine and a processing facility. The suit was filed July 10 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. “The EPA, in its objection to the construction of County Road 595, has once again overstepped its bounds and demonstrated its politically motivated agenda,” said Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba. “The agency, without reason or merit, has hamstrung...
  • Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the Federal Government

    07/21/2015 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 13, 2015 | S. Noble
    For years, the cities have been robbing the suburbs but they now have a scheme that will quickly end in a takeover of the suburbs by a leftist federal government. HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into “wealthy” suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed. It is not only...
  • Bruce Jenner, Brett Favre, and the cultural totalitarians

    07/21/2015 7:40:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    americanthinker ^ | July 21, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    In a truly surreal display, NFL great Brett Favre is being denounced by the left’s new cultural commissars for not clapping long and hard enough at ESPN’s ESPY awards, as Bruce/“Caitlyn” Jenner received a “Courage” award for his efforts to become a woman. Oddly, Favre did applaud – not doing so would have been a grave heresy to America’s new church of progressive inquisitors. His sin was not applauding enthusiastically enough. The New York Post placed a video of Favre’s blasphemous insufficient clapping, juxtaposed with Jenner’s celebratory ascent to the stage. The video repeatedly replays Favre’s cruel, disgraceful, calloused political-ideological-cultural...
  • Kerry says Iran vow to defy U.S. is 'very disturbing'

    07/21/2015 4:30:58 AM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 7/21/15 | Yuri Gripas/Reuters
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear program was "very disturbing".
  • ObamaDeal: US to Protect Iranian Nuke Sites from Israeli Attack

    07/20/2015 1:49:12 PM PDT · by blueyon · 120 replies
    TheJewishPress.com ^ | 7/20/15 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    The agreement states: Co-operation…to strengthen Iran's ability to prevent, protect and respond to nuclear security threats to nuclear facilities and to protect against… sabotage. “ObamaDeal” explicitly states that the United States and the other P5+1 powers can help Iran deflect and even “respond” to sabotage and nuclear threats to its nuclear sites. The damming evidence that ObamaDeal directly allows Western powers to help Iran to protect its nuclear sites, and possibly even to stage a counter-attack on the source of the threat, is stated in Annex III of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Congress is reviewing the agreement...
  • Miami Media Having Orgasms Over the Raising of the Cuban Flag at DC "*Embassy"

    07/20/2015 7:24:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    7/20/15
    The celebration of Obama's capitulation to the dictators is in full swing when you watch the local media in Miami. Looks like the ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC stations all sent reporters have "journalists" up there singing the praises of Castro and Obama.
  • Tomi's Red, White, Blue & Unfiltered Final Thoughts the Slaughter of 4 Marines by Another

    07/19/2015 5:24:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/18/15 | On Point with Tomi Lahren
    Radical Islamists, have brought the fight right here to the Red, White and Blue and it's about time we bring it to them. Full force. Let's show them what the U.S. of A looks like up close and personal. Show 'em what a B1 bomber looks like flying overhead. Show 'em what they're messing with. Put the fear of OUR God in their desert. Because clearly our lack of strategy isn't working..
  • Obama administration scales back deportations in policy shift

    07/19/2015 7:47:10 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jerry Markon
    The Obama administration has begun a profound shift in its enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws, aiming to hasten the integration of long-term illegal immigrants into society rather than targeting them for deportation, according to documents and federal officials. In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has taken steps to ensure that the majority of the United States’ 11.3 million undocumented immigrants can stay in this country, with agents narrowing enforcement efforts to three groups of illegal migrants: convicted criminals, terrorism threats or those who recently crossed the border.
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/19/2015 5:01:25 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 40 replies
    the New York Post ^ | 7/19/ 2015 | Paul Sperry
    Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.
  • How the IRS, FBI and Justice Department Are Agents of Modern American Tyranny

    07/19/2015 6:20:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DS ^ | July 14, 2015 | Mark Meckler
    Imagine having a vision for your country. You worked hard to start an organization to promote the ideas and values that you believe can fix our nation. When you apply for tax-exempt status, which should be a simple matter of paperwork, you face repeated delays and demands from the government that stretch the process across months and years. Then you learn—not from the government, but from an outside source—that your private information was shared with multiple government agencies, all of whom wanted to “piece together” criminal charges against you. Imagine being awakened in the middle of the night by a...
  • Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor

    07/19/2015 4:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Lubbockonline.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Donald R. May
    Obama is Not in Mourning for Our Dead Marines and Sailor Submitted by Donald R. May on July 19, 2015 - 1:55am Barack Hussein Obama does not seem to be in mourning for the four Marines and one Sailor killed in Chattanooga by the Islamic Terrorist. Many flags across our nation are flying at half-staff, but not by order of President Obama. He did not order flags at the White House and other federal buildings to be flown at half-staff. Obama did make the effort to light the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling...
  • Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security

    07/18/2015 9:46:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Alan Zarembo
    Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others. The push is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws regulating who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, which is used to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the country illegally and others. A potentially large group within Social Security are people who,...
  • [AZ] cop illegally enters home, arrests naked woman: ‘I was in the shower! What is wrong with you?’

    07/17/2015 12:42:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    An Arizona cop barged into a woman’s home while she was in the shower and handcuffed her as she stood naked and sopping wet, according to a lawsuit. Officer Doug Rose lectured an unclothed, sobbing Esmeralda Rossi in front of her daughter and told her he was in charge, even though she was in her own home. Even as an investigation determined that Rose illegally entered the home, the policeman managed to retire and start collecting his pension. -snip- “Don’t take the attitude with cops, because we don’t play,” Rose said. “When a cop shows up, you’re not the one...
  • PHOTOS: Unaccompanied minors and families crossing Texas border like a Sunday stroll

    07/14/2015 3:00:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 14, 2015 | by BOB PRICE
    Large numbers of unaccompanied minors and incomplete families once again cross the Texas border. The numbers are not as great as last summer’s surge but Border Patrol agents tell Breitbart Texas that significant crossings have again resumed. “This is starting to resemble the surge of 2014,” Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera told Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby in an interview in June. “We are not nearly at the numbers we were last year, but it looks like we are in the opening stages” “We had two groups equal a little over 70 in one hour…. These were women and...
  • The question: How will Kathryn Steinle’s death push us forward?

    07/14/2015 2:13:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2015 | By C.W. Nevius
    When it was announced that the parents of Kathryn Steinle, were going to appear on Bill O’Reilly’s national news show, it was hard to imagine what they were going to say. And it didn’t go the way anyone expected. Jim Steinle and Liz Sullivan are understandably lost in grief. But the Pleasanton couple didn’t say we need to tighten the borders or crack down on undocumented immigrants. They slipped into Fox News-speak a couple of times, saying “illegal aliens,” a jarring term that has long passed, like “colored people,” into the realm of pejorative. And I suppose it is also...
  • Commentary: Obama's silence on Kathryn Steinle killing is deafening

    07/14/2015 2:03:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    After Trayvon Martin was killed, President Obama spoke emotionally about his death, declaring "this could have been my son." After Michael Brown was killed, Obama promised to ensure that "justice is done". He even sent administration officials to attend Brown's funeral. After Freddie Gray was killed, Obama walked out to the Rose Garden and declared: "We have some soul-searching to do." But after Kathryn Steinle was killed July 1, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant with seven felony convictions, Obama said ... nothing. No promises of "justice." No calls for "soul-searching." His silence has been deafening. Why has Obama been so...
  • Police detective heading grand jury reflects badly on local justice, ... [WACO]

    07/14/2015 5:32:40 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 35 replies
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | July 14, 2015 | LARRY KARSON
    Earlier this year, the Texas Legislature passed a law outlawing what is known as the “pick-a-pal system” for grand jury selection. Unlike the trial juries we are all familiar with, in which the jury is picked randomly with attorneys questioning possible jurors for bias or prejudice, many grand juries had been picked by judges by offering friends or associates in the justice system the license of nominating prospective jurors or even serving as grand jurors themselves. Research has shown that probation department employees, police officers, bail bondsmen and even court bailiffs decided who served on the grand jury. The problem?...
  • State bill would allow immigration permits for farmworkers

    07/13/2015 2:19:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    California legislators are considering a measure to allow farmworkers living in the country illegally to get work permits. The LA Times reported Monday that a similar measure died in the statehouse three years ago, opposed by labor unions and immigrants' rights groups who wanted a nationwide immigration overhaul. But with Congress failing to pass immigration reform, California lawmakers took it up again. The measure moved quickly through the Assembly last month but faces uncertain prospects in the Senate. "Here we are three years later, and we can't wait any longer," Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, the bill's author, told the Times....
  • Watch: Trey Gowdy says State handed over Richard Gere press clippings in response to subpoena

    07/12/2015 11:31:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-10-15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., charged on Friday that the State Department gave his committee thousands of pages of press clippings in response to a subpoena that was issued in March. For some reason, Gowdy said, some of those press clippings included articles about actor Richard Gere. "You know what we got last week? We got 3,600 pages, half of which were press clippings, including articles about Richard Gere," he said on CNN. "So if that is their idea of complying with a congressional investigation, then we are going to be at this for a long...
  • Obama: We need to keep pushing this country

    07/11/2015 9:22:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    investors.com ^ | July 11, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. It’s our job as citizens to make sure we keep pushing this country we love toward our most cherished ideals — that all of us are created equal, and all of us deserve an equal shot. This week, my Administration took new steps to bring us closer to that goal. Almost 50 years ago, Republicans and Democrats in Congress came together to pass the Fair Housing Act. It’s a law that says landlords can’t turn away tenants solely because of their race, religion, sex, national origin or disability. And it made a difference in...
  • Obama Administration Defies Supreme Court, Issues Final Contraceptive Mandate Rule

    07/10/2015 6:57:22 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Despite repeatedly losing its cases over the Obamacare contraceptive mandate at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that it will continue to force religious organizations to distribute contraceptives – including the “week-after pill” – to their employees. As a news release at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty states, the Obama administration has been handed “multiple losses in contraceptive mandate cases at the Supreme Court,” including the Hobby Lobby decision, and cases involving the Little Sisters of the Poor and Wheaton College. Last week, the Supreme Court ordered the Obama administration not to...
  • New National Monuments Are Established by Obama

    07/10/2015 4:12:22 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | JULY 10, 2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    President Obama announced on Friday that he was designating new national monuments covering more than a million acres in California, Texas and Nevada, his latest use of executive power to preserve public land. The designations, made under the Antiquities Act of 1906, bring to 19 the number of national monuments that Mr. Obama has established or expanded. They cover more than 260 million acres of public lands and waters. Republicans have criticized Mr. Obama, who has turned to that law more than any other president, for his expansive use of his authority to preserve sites of ecological, historical or cultural...
  • Climate change deniers are conspiracy theorists and damaging the public debate (shortened)

    07/10/2015 10:35:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 10, 2015 | By RICHARD GRAY
    They are either championed as brave voices willing to speak out against the scientific majority or dismissed as cranks who lack the evidence to support their arguments. Now deniers of global warming have been dealt a stinging blow by psychologists who found skeptics of man-made climate change tend to believe in conspiracy theories. They say the conspiracist outlook taken by many climate change skeptics is harming the public debate over global warming. Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, an experimental psychologist at the University of Bristol who led the work, said: 'These results add to a growing body of research on the nature...
  • Charlie Daniels: Is America Creating a New Class of ‘Untouchables’?

    07/10/2015 9:23:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | July 9, 2015 | Charlie Daniels
    There was a time when members of the European nobility could have a member of the lower classes flogged, incarcerated, tortured and even executed without standing trial before a jury of their peers. There were no repercussions, no penalties and nothing less than disfavor with the monarchy could interfere with their "rights as aristocracy," and they ruled their fiefdoms with fear and cruelty. Under a supposed law – droit du seigneur, also called jus primae noctis – feudal lords had the right to have sex with any subordinate woman they desired, up to and including her wedding night, and it...
  • Obama Celebrates Removal Of Confederate Flag On Twitter

    07/10/2015 9:49:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    breibart ^ | July 10, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    As law officials removed the Confederate flag from the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, President Obama praised the event personally on Twitter. “South Carolina taking down the confederate flag – a signal of good will and healing, and a meaningful step towards a better future,” he wrote.
  • Mark Levin: 'We’ve Had a Silent Coup in This Country'

    07/10/2015 7:43:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    cnsnews ^ | July 9, 2015 | Emily Richards
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that “we’ve had a silent coup in this country” with the Obama administration taking over healthcare, targeting the suburbs, and nationalizing the local police. “His government doesn’t have the authority to do any of these things, but he does it,” Levin said on his July 8 broadcast. “Well, if that’s not martial law, what the hell is? We’ve had a silent coup in this country.”Here is a transcript of what Levin said: “So, Obama’s pushing the ‘browning of America,’ not my phrase, theirs, ‘with open amnesty.’ Even if it means murderers,...
  • ‘Something I’ve Never Heard of’: Calif. Dem’s ‘Offensive’ Action Toward GOP Member Caught on Tape

    07/10/2015 3:37:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | july 9, 2015 | oliver darcy
    A Republican California assemblyman was left stunned Wednesday when the Democratic chair of the Assembly Labor and Employment committee cut off his microphone and then ordered security to physically remove the microphone from the meeting. The incident occurred during debate over legislation that would increase the Golden State’s minimum wage to $11 in 2016 and $13 in 2017. The current minimum wage is $9 an hour and is set to already rise to $10 an hour next year. Republican Matthew Harper said that Democratic chair Rodger Hernández cut off a witness testifying mid-sentence. When Harper, who Hernández had already recognized as...
  • Curing American Sclerosis (A Call for Civil Disobedience)

    07/09/2015 4:32:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 29 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | June 2015 | Charles Murray
    ...The operational plan I propose in the book is reasonably straightforward. The reasons that I think we are driven to that plan speak to some complex realities facing the United States in the second decade of the twenty-first century. First, the operational plan: to make large portions of the Federal Code of Regulations unenforceable. I want to make government into an insurable hazard, like flood, fire, or locusts. The way I want to do it is through massive civil disobedience underwritten by privately funded defense funds. [....] That brings me to the ambitious proposition I want to defend tonight: we...
  • US to make marriage benefits available to gay couples

    07/09/2015 8:43:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    AP ^ | July 9, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the government will make federal marriage benefits available to same-sex couples following a Supreme Court decision last month that legalized same-sex marriage. She says the Justice Department will work to make sure that all federal benefits will be available equally to married couples across the country.
  • With Threats, Bakers Who Refused to Make Lesbian Wedding Cake Warned to Do This (Pay Up) by Monday

    07/09/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 234 replies
    CBN ^ | 7/9/2015 | TODD STARNES
    Two Christian bakers who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding have been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages by July 13 or else the state of Oregon could place a lien on their home. Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were punished by the state's Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) for unlawfully discriminating against a same-sex couple. The Kleins, who are devout evangelical Christians, argued that baking the cake would be a violation of their religious beliefs. The BOLI ruling ordered the mom-and-pop bakers to pay $135,000 to the lesbian couple....
  • Agency’s request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts an inquiry

    07/09/2015 6:05:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 9, 2015 | Kyle Roerink
    In a move that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.
  • Waco police detective named foreman of grand jury that may hear Twin Peaks cases

    07/09/2015 6:19:49 AM PDT · by JJ_Folderol · 328 replies
    www.wacotrib.com ^ | Wednesday, July 8, 2015 6:01 pm | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A Waco police detective was selected Wednesday to preside over a new McLennan County grand jury that could be the panel that considers the Twin Peaks shootings.
  • New Rule Aims to Diversify Neighborhoods

    07/08/2015 4:25:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 8, 2015 | By GLYNN A. HILL
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development is tightening enforcement of fair housing laws by requiring cities to identify persistent patterns of racial bias in their communities and work to eliminate them, Housing Secretary Julian Castro said Wednesday. "We must give every young person access to a community of opportunity," Castro said. "We can do that by revitalizing struggling communities and by giving people the chance to live in areas where they can thrive; all with local leadership deciding what strategies work best for them and their needs." "Policy makers at the local level now have a stronger tool for...
  • Obama Orders Cities And Towns To Racially Integrate

    07/08/2015 1:19:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 8, 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Obama administration unveiled new rules Wednesday to rid the country of racially segregated neighborhoods by directing cities and towns to set goals for reducing segregation, and then regularly report their progress to the feds. Communities nationwide will be given a series of questions designed to help them figure out whether racial bias is causing segregated neighborhoods, racial or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, unequal access to opportunity or disproportionate housing needs in their jurisdiction. They will be required to set goals related to that data and publicly report on their progress every three to five years. The Department of...