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  • PROOF OBAMA BACKED RUTHLESS FOREIGN THUG (Ambassador who was slashed in S. Korea involved)

    03/05/2015 11:03:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/10/2008 | BOB UNRUH
    Sen. Barack Obama designated a personal aide (who is now the Ambassador who was slashed in S. Korea, Mark Lippert) as his direct contact for the 2007 Kenyan presidential campaign of Raila Odinga, who later was appointed prime minister after his election loss was followed by widespread, deadly violence that destroyed or damaged 800 Christian churches, according to e-mails obtained by WND senior staff writer Jerry Corsi during a trip to Kenya...
  • Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader, warns against taking victory laps

    03/05/2015 5:46:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | March 5, 2015 | Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden
    Politics and Policy Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader But minority leader warns fellow Democrats against taking victory laps after homeland security win By Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats think they have had a good couple of weeks, including a win in a battle over immigration and homeland security funding, but their leader is warning members of his caucus against taking any victory laps. “We cannot be gloating,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said he told his caucus at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. “We have a lot of things we have to...
  • Obama pressing for federal control of local police

    03/03/2015 10:55:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 82 replies
    WND ^ | March 03, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Call it Common Core for police. But the White House, in cahoots with the Department of Justice, has set in motion a plan that will expand federal control of community police forces, via standards handed from above called the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing.” The plan was released Monday, Infowars reported. And its gist? Like Common Core, the education plan criticized by opponents as little more than a federal mandate that’s tied to funding, the just-released police plan would force local law enforcement agencies to follow federally set standards in return for receiving federal tax dollars. “The U.S. Department...
  • Dictators Necessary to Keep Free Republics.

    03/03/2015 1:47:35 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 17 replies
    First off, a dictator is not a tyrant. Yes, an online dictionary and a thesaurus I know of regard them as fairly synonymous. They are not. Tyrants are outlaws hostile to republican freedom. Tyrants assume, grasp, and otherwise illegally seize powers. They either destroy republican institutions outright, or like Obama, they squeeze the neck of institutions like congress that stand in their way. In time, once free institutions become rubber stamps to the will of the tyrant and sooner or later legitimize his oppression. OTOH, successful dictators are republican saviors. Classic, ancient dictators were freely given enormous authority for a...
  • Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action

    03/02/2015 5:16:42 PM PST · by amnestynone · 77 replies
    townhall ^ | March 2, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is "very interested" in the idea of raising taxes through unitlateral executive action. "The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans," Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action. "Now I don't want to leave you with the impression that there is some imminent announcement, there is not, at least that I know of,"...
  • Obama says there's no 'legal basis' for the Supreme Court to dismantle Obamacare subsidies...

    03/02/2015 7:53:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Mar. 2, 2015 | Reuters and David Martosko,
    Obama says there's no 'legal basis' for the Supreme Court to dismantle Obamacare subsidies and defends the lack of a Plan B if he's wrong Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday in a case that could gut the Affordable Care Act Planitiffs say the law itself forbids the federal government from offering insurance subsidies in states that didn't set up their own exchanges Dozens of states opted to let Healthcare.gov sell policies to their citizens, and those people could be left twisting if the court rules against Obama Republicans say Congress has a 'Plan B' but it's likely...
  • EXPOSED: The Planned Subjugation of America’s Population

    03/02/2015 8:26:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/02/15 | Judi McLeod
    Fundamental Transformation of America: Getting rid of the country that exists, replacing it with a foreign new one The actual blueprint of the method of the madness of the Obama regime has been laid bare in White House plans to develop “A Country Within A country” of 15 Million “New Americans”, a story brought to light by Mark Levin’s interview with Susan Payne. “Citizens Will Be Cast Into the Shadows”, warns Susan Payne, a contributor to WCBM, Baltimore and Co-Host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show. (Independent Sentinel, February 28, 2015) Citizens about to be cast into the shadows is...
  • Veterans Place Corrupt County Board Under Citizen’s Arrest – They Laugh, Until the Sheriff Shows Up

    03/01/2015 10:32:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    GovtSlaves.com ^ | 03/01/2015
    (Tim Brown)  Don’t you love it when ordinary citizens bring justice to bear on corrupt politicians? Isn’t it even sweeter when our veterans do it? Well, that was what two military veterans did in Illinois to the Clark County Park District Board last year. Illinois, like many states, is filled with corrupt politicians from the state legislature on down to the city and county level.So, what are those that these corrupt public servants supposed to do about it? Two of them took action.Kirk Allen and John Kraft, nicknamed the “Watchdogs,” decided that it was time to hold county public servants...
  • Departing AG Laments Difficulty of Making Case for Civil Rights Abuses SATIRE

    03/01/2015 9:38:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 28 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Citing the difficulties his office encountered in pursuing charges against George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson, retiring Attorney General Eric Holder urged that changes be made in order to make it easier for the government to bring and win civil rights cases. “The ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ standard is too daunting,” Holder complained. “Does anyone seriously doubt that there was an element of racial bias in the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown? In my opinion, centuries of the oppression of minorities in this country proves that racism is deeply embedded in the culture. It would be unreasonable to presume that...
  • President Takes Defiant Stand on Amnesty SATIRE

    02/28/2015 9:28:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama announced that "we have expanded my authorities," and bragged that "my enemies are powerless to stop me from going forward with what is right for America." One of the "enemies" the President cited with scorn "is that Texas judge who thinks a court order can prevail against me. If President Jackson could defy the Supreme Court why should I have to heed a mere district judge? I am Commander-in-Chief of the world's most powerful army. The nation's largest police force—the FBI—works for me. What resources does Judge Hanen control?" Obama warned that "those who contradict my directives must...
  • Milwaukee County says nearly all Walker emails released [Taxpayer funded witch-hunt in Wisconsin]

    02/27/2015 11:41:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    WXOW - La Crosse, WI ^ | February 27, 2015
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Milwaukee County officials say they don't plan another mass release of emails collected in the John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's aides and associates when he was county executive. County attorney Paul Bargren says in a letter Wednesday to The Associated Press that more than 29 gigabytes of documents were released as ordered by a judge between August and December. The AP and other news organizations reviewed hundreds of thousands of documents during that time.....
  • FCC Issues Secret Regulations for Internet [semi-satire]

    02/27/2015 10:59:05 PM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Anxious to rescue the Internet from what Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler called a "regime of anarchy," the FCC approved over 300 pages of new rules designed "to bring order to this disorderly segment of our society." "Right now, pretty much anyone with access to the web can do or say whatever he wants," Wheeler pointed out. "This is very distressing to President Obama. At his urging we have adopted rules modeled on policies laid down by our agency in the 1930s." While loath to go into specifics "so as not to lose the very useful element of surprise as...
  • ATF pushes bullet ban, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/27/2015 7:13:20 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2015 | Paul Bedard / ·Washington Examiner
    It’s starting. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.
  • FCC head agrees to testify to Oversight on White House influence

    02/27/2015 6:50:51 AM PST · by maggief · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Amid heated allegations that he has allowed his agency to be a puppet for the White House, the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next month. Tom Wheeler, who initially declined to appear before the panel this week, will testify on the morning of March 17, committee spokeswoman MJ Henshaw said. Wheeler is also scheduled to testify along with his four fellow commissioners the following day in the Senate Commerce Committee. Unlike that session, however, which will focus on general oversight and the FCC’s new net neutrality rules, the House...
  • 'Gestapo' tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington

    02/27/2015 6:16:15 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 70 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/26/2015 | Multiple Authors
    The US Department of Justice and embattled mayor Rahm Emanuel are under mounting pressure to investigate allegations of what one politician called “CIA or Gestapo tactics” at a secretive Chicago police facility exposed by the Guardian.Politicians and civil-rights groups across the US expressed shock upon hearing descriptions of off-the-books interrogation at Homan Square, the Chicago warehouse that multiple lawyers and one shackled-up protester likened to a US counter-terrorist black site in a Guardian investigation published this week. As three more people came forward detailing their stories of being “held hostage” and “strapped” inside Homan Square without access to an attorney...
  • The Irrelevant Majority

    02/26/2015 5:38:07 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 25 Feb 15 | Matt Ward
    A constant refrain when discussing issues of radical Islam is that the overwhelming majority of Muslims are not radicalized. I agree completely. The vast majority of Muslim men and women are people who just want to live their lives, bring up their families and make the most out of the short time they have available to them. Almost all Western intelligence agencies are unanimous in their estimates that anywhere between 15-25 percent of Muslims worldwide are radicalized. That means there are between 180-300 million radicalized Muslim men and women in the world today. It is quite right to point out...
  • The Architect of Destruction

    02/26/2015 10:04:35 AM PST · by Glad2bnuts · 4 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | March 1 2013 | Maureen Scott
    March 1, 2013 The Architect of Destruction By Maureen Scott "Obama comes from a community organizer background where it's us against them. But that's not who we are. And that's not the position the leader of our Nation should take." – Dr. Benjamin Carson Obama appears to be a tormented man who is filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps because, as a child, he grew up around family...
  • Obama says he won’t be deterred by ‘one federal judge’ on immigration

    02/25/2015 11:57:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    A confident President Obama said Wednesday he won’t be stopped by “one federal judge,” telling a Miami crowd he’ll move ahead with his controversial executive action on immigration and vowing his administration will become even more aggressive in the weeks and months to come. At a town hall meeting hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC, the president also threatened to veto GOP-backed legislation that would undo his immigration action. That measure is expected to come up for a vote later this week. Mr. Obama took executive steps last year to halt deportations for millions of illegal immigrants, but a federal judge...
  • Obama Administration Embeds "Government Researchers" To Monitor Media Organizations

    02/25/2015 5:44:47 PM PST · by Ray76 · 66 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    [T]he Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to roll out something called the Critical Information Needs study, which will embed government “researchers” into media organizations around the nation to make sure they are doing their job properly. The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover “critical information needs,” along with “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”
  • BREAKING: BLACK CAUCUS DEMOCRATS Plan to Sabotage Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

    02/25/2015 8:15:49 PM PST · by blueyon · 110 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 2/25/15 | Jim Hoft
    Black Caucus Democrats are planning to walk out during Netanyahu’s speech on the security of Israel. The move was reportedly planned after communications with the Obama White House. In response to this outrageous act, conservative black ministers are holding a press conference to show their support for the Israeli Prime Minister. Urban Cure reported: Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will address a joint session of congress on March 3rd, and in a political move, leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus are planning to skip the speech in protest of Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu to do so. While the Congressional...
  • Feds raid Texas secessionist meeting

    02/25/2015 8:15:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | February 23, 2015 | Dylan Baddour, The Houston Chronicle
    It seemed like a typical congressional meeting for the Republic of Texas. Senators and the president gathered in the center of a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall, surrounded by public onlookers, to debate issues of the national currency, develop international relations and celebrate the birthday of one of their oldest members. But this wasn't 1836, and this would be no ordinary legislative conference. Minutes into the meeting a man among the onlookers stood and moved to open the hall door, letting in an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff's Office, the Kerr County Sheriff's...
  • Video appears to show elderly man tasered by police

    02/25/2015 7:18:05 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/24/2015 | By KRISTEN DESILVA
    A video posted to YouTube this week shows what appeared to be an elderly man being tasered by police with his hands up. The video, reportedly taken near Key West, Fla., shows two officers and an unidentified man during a traffic stop. The apparently older man slowly leaves his car with his hands raised and is tasered by one of the officers. Little is known about the incident in the video, which was originally taken down. An edited version of the video was uploaded Monday by a blog run by Info Wars.
  • BREAKING: Cop Throws Elderly Man Down, Slaps Him in the Face, For Trying to Use a Restroom

    02/24/2015 2:03:58 PM PST · by redreno · 92 replies
    http://thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | 02/23/2015 | By Cassandra Rules
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL– A video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday shows Fort Lauderdale police officer Victor Ramirez harassing and assaulting an elderly gentleman at the Broward Bus Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The man is not being aggressive or threatening in any way when he is shoved to the ground and slapped by the officer. The man was reportedly trying to use the bus terminal’s restroom. “The guy didn’t raise his hand to the officer at all,” a witness told Local 10 News. “The officer just knocked him down with his hands. The guy was defenseless.”
  • ISIS abducts scores of Christians in northeastern Syria, groups say

    02/24/2015 10:04:48 AM PST · by redreno · 20 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | 02/24/2015 | By Greg Botelho and Gul Tuysuz, CNN
    Assyrians in northeastern Syria villages awoke Tuesday to ISIS militants at their doors, with the Islamist extremists abducting scores from the Christian group and forcing hundreds more to run for their lives, an advocate said. The ISIS fighters bust past a few men guarding the village of Tal Shamiram around 4 a.m. (9 p.m. ET Monday) and abducted children, women and the elderly, said Usama Edward, the founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network. Talking to CNN from Stockholm, Sweden, Edward said that between 70 and 100 people total were kidnapped in that village and others in the same cluster...
  • IN PICTURES: Relatives of Egyptian Christians killed by ISIS speak out

    02/24/2015 10:17:59 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.middleeasteye.net ^ | 02/24/2015 | Jonathan Rashad
    Al-AOUR, Minya Egypt - The residents of al-­Aour, a dusty village in Minya governorate some 250km south of Cairo, are struggling to come to terms with their loss. Last week, 13 residents of the village, all of whom were Coptic Christians, were executed by Islamic State fighters in Libya. When news of the executions broke (IS released a graphic video of the killing on the Internet) women and children in homes across the village, which is home to 2,500 Christians, could be heard screaming. When I visited al-Aour last week, people were sad and dismayed at the killings. Others seemed...
  • From Internet to Obamanet

    02/23/2015 7:02:40 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Gordon Crovitz
    Critics of President Obama’s “net neutrality” plan call it ObamaCare for the Internet. That’s unfair to ObamaCare. Both ObamaCare and “Obamanet” submit huge industries to complex regulations. Their supporters say the new rules had to be passed before anyone could read them. But at least ObamaCare claimed it would solve long-standing problems. Obamanet promises to fix an Internet that isn’t broken. The permissionless Internet, which allows anyone to introduce a website, app or device without government review, ends this week. On Thursday the three Democrats among the five commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission will vote to regulate the Internet...
  • If Obama Loves America, Why Did He Transform It?

    02/23/2015 1:39:24 PM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 23, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    eadership: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America," candidate Barack Hussein Obama said on Oct. 30, 2008, just before his election as our 44th president. Was it just rhetoric? Many no doubt thought it was, chalking it up to boilerplate election-eve hot air. But now are we seeing — some would say tragically — what he meant. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is being raked over the coals for saying he doesn't really believe the president loves America, and he probably didn't do himself or the Republican any favors by saying that. Democrats...
  • Democrats Defend Obama’s “Tough Love” for America SATIRE

    02/22/2015 10:45:44 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    In the wake of his questioning of President Obama’s love for this country, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is catching flak from Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “This kind of comment is unwelcome and dangerous,” Schultz said. “The President is the most powerful person on the planet. Insulting him like this is tantamount to poking a lion with a stick. What can Giuliani be thinking?” “What people need to understand is that President Obama is not a ‘rah-rah’ or ‘God bless America’ type of patriot,” Schultz explained. “He’s just the only president to be completely honest...
  • Must watch: Bill Whittle Truth Revolt- Brass Tacks on Obama's illegal amnesty

    02/22/2015 9:32:12 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 8 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/22/2015 | Bill Whittle
    From a guaranteed right to hormone therapy for transgendered illegal aliens, to a prospective Attorney General saying that illegals have the same right to a job as US citizens or legal immigrants, the ongoing sham of the Obama administration's under-the-radar policies get seen in the light of day in Bill Whittle's latest FIREWALL.
  • Court Ruling Won’t Impede Amnesty SATIRE

    02/21/2015 9:33:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling against the Obama Administration’s unilateral rewriting of the nation’s immigration laws has Democrats incensed. Hanen demolished the Administration’s contention that President Obama’s actions were within his “prosecutorial discretion.” “It is within the President’s discretion not to prosecute individuals who have broken our laws,” the Judge said. “It is not within his discretion to create new laws without Congressional legislation.” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson vowed to press ahead regardless of the ruling. “The opinion of a single judge in Texas can’t overturn the decision of the President...
  • Bill allowing undocumented immigrants to teach passes first test

    02/19/2015 4:29:15 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | February 19, 2015
    CARSON CITY, NEV. – A bill that would make it easier for immigrants with temporary legal status to get a Nevada teaching license has passed its first legislative hurdle. The bill could affect students who have work permits also known as DACA recipients or DREAMers. Existing law allows the state superintendent to give a teaching license to someone who is not a citizen but has a work permit only if there's a teacher shortage for a subject the person can teach. Otherwise, applicants must be a citizen or legal resident. The bill would allow those immigrants to get a teaching...
  • College Student Banned from Campus for "Looking like Rapist"

    02/19/2015 11:02:59 AM PST · by rightistight · 44 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/19/15 | Aurelius
    A college student in Oregon has been banned from anywhere on campus that a fellow student is, not because he has done anything wrong, but because he “resembles” the person who raped that student. That means if the student lives in a dorm and the student who was raped is there, he cannot sleep in his own dorm. If she has a class in a room near him, he is not allowed to go to class. Again, this is not because he did anything, but literally because he “looked like the person who had raped her.” The campus, which is...
  • Why Can't the Public See Obama's Proposed Internet Regulations?

    02/19/2015 9:35:23 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 18, 2015 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Republican senators Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, and Rand Paul have all been high profile opponents of the Obama administrations current plan to regulate the internet -- in particular, Lee has called the regulation a government "takeover" of the internet and says it amounts to a "a massive tax increase on the middle class, being passed in the dead of night without the American public really being made aware of what is going on.” And when Lee says that the American public isn't aware of what's going on, that is in no way hyperbole. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has emerged as...
  • Muslim Leader Who Called Israel a ‘Suspect’ After 9/11 Meets with Biden at White House

    02/18/2015 7:16:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Feb 18, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Muslim Leader Who Called Israel a ‘Suspect’ After 9/11 Meets with Biden at White House Critics call Salam Al-Marayati anti-Israel and soft on terrorism BY: Adam Kredo February 18, 2015 5:00 am A controversial U.S. Muslim leader who has been highly critical of Israel and said that the Jewish state should be on the “suspect list” in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks participated on Tuesday in a White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) that featured Vice President Joe Biden. Salam Al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), tweeted out a photo of himself at...
  • FEC Mulling Plan to Limit Political Blogging [semi-satire]

    02/17/2015 12:10:25 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Concerned that “the low cost of Internet communications could adversely impact candidates who communicate by legitimate regulated paid media,” the Federal Elections Commission is considering regulations that would place a cap on blogs and tweets that conforms with campaign finance rules. Under the proposed scheme, the FEC would estimate the monetary value of every political comment made on these media. Once the accumulated value of comments reached the ceiling for contributions to a candidate or ballot measure, the blogger or tweeter would be ordered to stop making any additional comments prior to election day. Failure to do so would subject...
  • While You Were Sleeping - Federal Regulatory State's Ten Thousand Commandments

    02/17/2015 11:24:05 AM PST · by PapaNew · 4 replies
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | April 29, 2014 | Clyde Wayne Crews
    Ten Thousand Commandments is the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s annual survey of the federal regulatory state. Authored by CEI Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews, it shines a light on the large, growing, and hidden costs of America’s regulatory state. The scope of federal government spending and deficits is sobering, but federal regulations cost hundreds of billions – perhaps trillions – of dollars annually. Unfortunately, they get little attention in policy debates. Regulatory costs are difficult to quantify because, unlike taxes, they are unbudgeted and often indirect. Ten Thousand Commandments compiles scattered government and private data on the numbers and...
  • Man, 72, faces 10 years in prison for antique pistol: ‘Beware of New Jersey’

    02/17/2015 8:39:57 AM PST · by redreno · 59 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 02/17/2015 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Gordon Van Gilder, a 72-year-old retired schoolteacher in New Jersey, faces a 10-year prison sentence for possessing an unloaded 18th-century flintlock pistol in his car. Mr. Van Gilder, a collector of 18th-century memorabilia, said he had the gun unloaded and wrapped in a cloth in the glove compartment of his vehicle when he was pulled over in November by a Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy for a minor traffic violation, according to a video posted last week by NRA News. After consenting to a search of his vehicle, Mr. Van Gilder said he alerted the deputy of the pistol in his...
  • Municipal ID law has ‘delete in case of Tea Party’ clause

    02/17/2015 6:20:03 AM PST · by shove_it · 36 replies
    NYPost ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | Tara Palemri
    Back up the shredders — the Tea Party could be coming. The city’s new municipal- ID program allows for personal info provided by applicants to be destroyed at the end of 2016, in case a conservative Republican wins the White House and demands the data, the law’s co-sponsor told The Post on Monday. City Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Brooklyn) said the measure was crafted so data submitted by those seeking the cards can be destroyed on Dec. 31, 2016. The cards are aimed at undocumented immigrants. “In case a Tea Party Republican comes into office and says, ‘We want all of...
  • Union protesters target Scott Walker’s private residence – where his parents now live

    02/17/2015 7:35:17 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 14 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 2/17/15 | Right Wisconsin
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. – Union protesters targeted Gov. Scott Walker’s private residence Monday with a protest over cuts in the Governor’s most recent budget proposal. Schools and Communities United, an amalgam of unions and left-wing activist groups, issued a press release Monday that reads: Schools and Communities United is organizing a Presidents’ Day action in opposition to Walker’s proposed budget cuts near Scott Walker’s house on Monday, February 16 at 4:30pm.
  • Judge: Police takeover of Henderson homes not covered by Third Amendment

    02/17/2015 7:19:30 AM PST · by redreno · 15 replies
    https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 16, 2015 - 1:37pm | By CARRI GEER THEVENOT
    Members of a Henderson family may proceed with their civil rights case against police officers who took over their homes without warrants in 2011, but a federal judge has thrown out the family’s unusual Third Amendment claim. Michael and Linda Mitchell and their adult son, Anthony, filed the lawsuit in 2013 against Henderson and North Las Vegas police. The case included a seldom-raised claim that police violated the Third Amendment, which places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes. “While we are sorry that we will not be able to have a jury decide whether the Mitchell family’s...
  • ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety"

    02/17/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety" Katie Pavlich | Feb 16, 2015 In its never ending goal to ban modern sporting rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has proposed new regulations banning common AR-15 ammunition, arguing it's necessary to protect the safety of law enforcement officers. The NRA sounded the alarm late last week: You can read the bureaucratic language justifying the proposal here. The new proposal will allow Attorney General Eric Holder to determine if the ammunition in question qualifies under the broad definition of "sporting purposes." Current law gives ATF...
  • Arizona Education Chief Nullifies Federal Food Fundraising Rules

    02/16/2015 6:12:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | February 15, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    A state-level bureaucrat is standing up to the the central government planners is a most unusual way. Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction, Diane Douglas, has informed all school districts in the Grand Canyon State that they have blanket authority to ignore all federal nutrition mandates regulating school fundraisers. "Forcing parents and other supporters of schools to only offer federally approved food and snacks at fundraisers is a perfect example of the overreach of government and intrusion into local control," Douglas said in a statement. "I have ordered effective immediately, that the ADE Health and Nutrition Services division grant exemptions for...
  • As Immigrants Settle Beyond City Limits, Help Is Hard to Find

    02/16/2015 4:35:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2015 | By KIRK SEMPLE
    José was looking for peace and quiet, in addition to work, when he decided to settle in the hinterlands of upstate New York 14 years ago. “A lot of farmland and trees,” he recalled, speaking in Spanish. “It reminded me of my village in Mexico.” But he quickly learned that being poor and undocumented and living far from the well-established immigrant networks found in the nation’s big cities made life especially difficult. Such challenges are a fact of life for the large and growing population of immigrants across the country who have bypassed traditional gateway cities like New York and...
  • "Most transparent administration in history" won’t let public see 332 page net neutrality plan...

    02/13/2015 7:47:34 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 12, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog The “most transparent administration in history” says it won’t let the public see its 332 page net neutrality plan until after the FCC votes on its implementation The Obama administration has just said that it won’t let the public see its 332 page proposal for net neutrality until after the FCC votes on its implementation.Which reminds me of this Nancy Pelosi gem regarding Obamacare:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoE1R-xH5ToRepublican FCC Commissioner Ajit Paisaid has seen the proposal. Paisaid said Obama’s net neutrality plan was 332 pages long, and that:“It gives the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how...
  • A Worthless Piece of Paper

    02/12/2015 8:33:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    President George W. Bush was fond of saying that "9/11 changed everything." He used that one-liner often as a purported moral basis to justify the radical restructuring of federal law and the federal assault on personal liberties over which he presided. He cast aside his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution; he rejected his oath to enforce all federal laws faithfully; and he moved the government decidedly in the direction of secret laws, secret procedures and secret courts. During his presidency, Congress enacted the Patriot Act. This legislation permits federal agents to write their own search warrants when...
  • Obama slams Staples, big companies on healthcare: 'Shame on them'

    02/11/2015 10:09:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/11 | Reuters
    U.S. President Barack Obama singled out office supply giant Staples Inc as undercutting his healthcare reform law and said large corporations should not use the health insurance issue as an excuse for cutting wages, the news website BuzzFeed reported. "It's one thing when you've got a mom-and-pop store who can't afford to provide paid sick leave or health insurance or minimum wage to workers … but when I hear large corporations that make billions of dollars in profits trying to blame our interest in providing health insurance as an excuse for cutting back workers’ wages, shame on them,” Obama said...
  • Federal Election Commission to Consider Regulating Online Political Speech

    02/11/2015 8:35:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    (CNSNews.com) -- The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is holding a hearing today to receive public feedback on whether it should create new rules regulating political speech, including political speech on the Internet that one commissioner warned could affect blogs, YouTube videos and even websites like the Drudge Report. The hearing is a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC last year, which struck down the FEC’s previous cap on aggregate campaign contributions from a single donor in an election cycle. Before the decision, individuals were limited to a combined total of $46,200 in contributions to all...
  • Deporting undocumented immigrants could cost as much as $25 billion, report says

    02/10/2015 4:13:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | February 10, 2015
    If the roughly four to five million immigrants who could benefit from President Barack Obama’s executive order were to be deported, it would come with a price tag of about $25 billion. That was the estimate by Politico, which said it came up with the figure based on a variety of sources. Politico estimated that it costs roughly $7,200 to deport someone. The Department of Homeland Security told Politico that it costs closer to $8,661. Deportations have skyrocketed under Obama, reaching a record – more than 2 million since he became president. The president, however, has accused Congress of not...
  • How undocumented immigrants who can't vote can change the 2016 elections

    02/10/2015 3:52:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | February 10, 2015 | by Gustavo Arellano
    The question of the so-called DREAMers – the millions of people who were brought into the United States as children and grew up undocumented even as they became as thoroughly Americanized as the nachos at a baseball game – will present politicians in the 2016 presidential elections with a starkly simple proposal: you’re either with them, or against them. Stand unequivocally with them – that is, agree that the only way to deal with their limbo is to grant them a legal status that will lead to citizenship and offer a similar path for family members and friends who don’t...
  • AG Nominee Calls Civil Forfeiture “Wonderful Tool” [semi-satire]

    02/10/2015 12:30:49 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General Loretta Lynch followed up her stunning defense a president’s “right to summarily execute enemies of the state” with fulsome praise for government’s controversial practice of seizing the property and money of people before they are found guilty of a crime, calling it “a wonderful tool.” “It is difficult to prove someone guilty of a crime under our laws,” Lynch pointed out. “The evidence required is substantial. The ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ standard is daunting. Under Civil Forfeiture, though, there is more leeway. Under this statute, the property or money is accused of illegal actions. Since...