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  • Justice Sotomayor and the affirmative action bitter-enders have lost bigtime(Warning-graphic image)

    04/23/2014 6:08:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/23/14 | t lifson
    The American public has woken up to the folly of trying to end racial discrimination by practicing it, dooming affirmative action to a slow death, and the racialist left is not taking the news very well. That is the only conclusion to draw from the extraordinary dissenting opinion yesterday by Justice Sonia Sotomayor in Schuette v BAMN, the case in which the Court upheld Michigan’s law outlawing racial preferences in state-funded higher education. Sotomayor took the unusual step of reading the dissent aloud from the bench, indicating her vehemence. Justice Sotomayor’s dissent was actually longer than all the other opinions...
  • Harry Reid Now Spreading Baseless Claim that Koch Brothers Don't Pay Corporate Taxes

    04/02/2014 11:19:26 AM PDT · by don-o · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 2, 2014 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Senate majority leader Harry Reid has a whole page on his official Senate.gov website devoted to revealing "THE FACTS ABOUT THE KOCH BROTHERS." One of the alleged facts promoted on Reid's website is that the Kochs do not pay any corporate taxes: “They are known for bankrolling conservative, Libertarian and Tea Party causes and became poster boys for corporate tax reform last year when an Obama Administration official suggested Koch is organized as an S Corp. and so pays no corporate level taxes.” The claim that the Koch brothers don't pay corporate income taxes was first made by former White...
  • Charlotte mayor arrested on federal public corruption charges

    03/26/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT · by Robe · 43 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 03/26/14 | Mark Washburn, Jim Morrill and Mike Gordon /
    Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/26/4795861/charlotte-mayor-patrick-cannon.html#.UzMT-F4owY4#storylink=cpy
  • Dem Rep. Sent Three Threatening Letters to Conservative Activist Using Committee Letterhead (Video)

    02/06/2014 10:20:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/62014 | Jim Hoft
    This afternoon True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Elijah Cummings alleging the Congressmen intimidated her and and her group. Rep. Elijah Cummings on three separate occasions sent letters from the House Oversight and Government Reform, stating that he had concerns and felt it necessary to open an investigation on True the Vote. The Congressman also smeared True the Vote in several cable news interviews in 2012. In the hearing today, Cummings accused True the Vote of racism saying that they were trying to suppress the vote. Catherine Engelbrecht was on with Megyn Kelly tonight:...
  • Wendy Davis Calls Abortion “Sacred Ground,” May Run for Governor

    08/05/2013 2:56:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Life News ^ | August 5, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    During a speech and press conference today, pro-abortion Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis said she would consider running for governor. The abortion activist also pulled a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook by calling defending late-term abortions “sacred ground.”“I’ll seek common ground – we all must – but sometimes you have to take a stand on sacred ground,” Davis said during her press conference — referring to her filibuster to stop a bill to ban abortions after five months.Reporters asked Davis if she supported any limits on abortions and she responded that she did not — saying she supports current federal law.Davis...
  • (Illinois) State Rep.: ‘Maybe The (Chicago) Police Are Killing Some Of These Kids’

    07/28/2013 6:43:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 19, 2013
    CHICAGO (CBS) – An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago. State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) was interviewed about Chicago crime Tuesday on WCHB-AM in Detroit. “I’m going to tell you what some suspicions have been, and people have whispered to me: they’re not sure that black people are shooting all of these children,” Davis said. “There’s some suspicion – and I don’t want to spread this, but I’m just going to tell you what I’ve been hearing – they suspect...
  • AG Kane won't defend Pennsylvania in same-sex marriage case

    07/10/2013 10:01:53 PM PDT · by HawkHogan · 17 replies
    philly.com ^ | 7/11/2013 | philly.com
    AG Kane refuses to represent the State in same-sex marriage case.
  • Pennsylvania's AG Might Not Even Defend Their Gay Marriage Ban in Court [Ignore "We the People"?]

    07/10/2013 9:49:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 10, 2013
    Pennsylvania's AG Might Not Even Defend Their Gay Marriage Ban in Court Facing a lawsuit from the ACLU, it looks like Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is going to refuse to defend the state government's ban on gay marriage. Pennsylvania, the only state in the northeast without provisions for same-sex civil unions or marriages, was one of the first states with gay marriage bans targeted by a suit in the wake of the Supreme Court's partial striking of the Defense of Marriage Act. If it's true, the news, reported by the Philadelphia Daily News, based on multiple anonymous sources, isn't...
  • VIDEO: Franken Slams Into Staffer While Dodging Reporter's IRS Question

    05/23/2013 3:18:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | may 23, 2013
    Sen Al Franken (D-MN) was using such a circuitous "serpentine" walking pattern in an effort to avoid TRN's Jason Mattera's tough question that he inadvertently body checked one of his own staffers in the process. The absurd weaving to avoid the tough inquiry even brought the senator to laughter at one point as the beleaguered staffer tried to run interference for Franken by claiming that he doesn't talk to national press.
  • Republicans pressure Obama to clarify decision not to address Israeli Knesset

    03/18/2013 5:30:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/18/13 | Fox News
    The White House is facing pressure from House Republicans to defend President Obama's decision not to address the Knesset on his upcoming trip to Israel. A group of Republicans wrote to Obama to "commend" him for traveling to Israel but also questioning the choice not to address members of the Knesset, which they describe as "a customary and symbolic gesture that celebrates our shared democratic ideals and the special relationship between Israel and United States." The letter notes that both of Obama's most recent predecessors, President Clinton and President George W. Bush, addressed the Israeli legislative body, Bush doing so...
  • Obama orders feds not to cooperate with Arizona regarding reporting illegals

    06/25/2012 11:55:05 AM PDT · by pabianice · 238 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show (live) | 6/25/12 | Limbaugh
    Just announced on Rush. On the heels of today's SCOTUS decision regarding Arizona's border protection law, Napalitano (Obama) has just notified Arizona that the federal government/ICE/DHS has been ordered not to cooperate with AZ regarding the reporting of illegals stopped in AZ.
  • Sex scandal kept Clinton's eye off bin Laden threat, TV drama says

    09/09/2006 12:57:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 77 replies · 1,962+ views
    The Times Online (UK) ^ | 09 September 2006 | Tim Reid
    BILL CLINTON responded furiously yesterday to an American television mini-series about the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, which portrays him as so distracted by the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal that he failed to focus on the emerging threat of Osama bin Laden. Senior Clinton Administration officials, including Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State, and Sandy Berger, the former National Security Adviser, also demanded yesterday that ABC either substantially edit or cancel its two-part The Path to 9/11, claiming that the drama was defamatory. The programme is also being shown by the BBC. The five-hour drama, which will be shown...
  • Three of Four Journalists Applaud Kerry's Condemnation of Bush's Reaction on 9/11

    08/05/2004 2:53:24 PM PDT · by Peach · 44 replies · 1,348+ views
    E&P Staff | August 5, 2005
    Extra Drama at Unity: Kerry Knocks Bush for His 9/11'Seven Minute Gap' Extra Drama at Unity: Kerry Knocks Bush for His 9/11'Seven Minute Gap' By E&P Staff Published: August 05, 2004 NEW YORK Sen. John Kerry, appearing today at the Unity convention of minority journalists in Washington, D.C., criticized President Bush's performance on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, in the most explicit terms yet. Now the Bush campaign has hit back, accusing him of launching "flailing attacks." Referring to the moment, now immortalized in Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11," when Bush chose not to leave a group of schoolchildren...
  • I have no intention of using it: What John Kerry once said about the footage of him in Vietnam

    07/29/2004 1:26:54 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 44 replies · 2,037+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 29, 2004 | Stephen F. Hayes
    BostonTHE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION will culminate tonight in Boston with John Kerry's acceptance speech and a nine-minute mini-documentary that chronicles his life. The short film, produced by documentarian James Moll, will include film that Kerry shot during his time in Vietnam. The footage has long been the subject of controversy, with some members of Kerry's unit alleging that the future senator captured the images with his political career in mind. Those allegations will be featured in a forthcoming book, called Unfit for Command, that has raced up the Amazon.com bestseller list--from #1,318 to #2 in one day--after being prominently featured...
  • Kerry pays tribute to fellow Veterans

    05/31/2004 7:02:29 AM PDT · by kattracks · 48 replies · 330+ views
    AP | 5/31/04 | NANCY BENAC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Kerry paid a solemn early morning visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Monday, offering a quiet Memorial Day counterpoint to President Bush's tribute to the fallen across the Potomac River at Arlington National Cemetery. On a cool, misty morning, Kerry slowed walked along the black granite wedge, pausing to seek out a few names of significance to him. Kerry visited the wall with the family of William Bronson of Gardner, Mass. Bronson died in 1976 from a seizure related to a head wound he suffered in 1968 during combat in Vietnam. The Democratic presidential candidate...
  • VIET 'ATROCITIES' NOW CLOBBER KERRY

    05/06/2004 12:15:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 31 replies · 614+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/06/04 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>May 6, 2004 -- IT was bizarre yesterday to hear John Kerry criticize President Bush over the Iraqi prisoner-abuse scandal, considering Kerry publicly confessed to committing war "atrocities" when he served in Vietnam. "Yes, yes, I committed the same kind of atrocities as thousands of other soldiers," Kerry told "Meet the Press" in 1971, ticking off "free-fire zones" and burning villages in violation of the Geneva Convention.</p>
  • The letter from the Swift Boat Veterans to Kerry

    05/05/2004 9:21:36 AM PDT · by spoiler2 · 31 replies · 1,717+ views
    http://www.swiftvets.com ^ | May 5, 2004 | spoiler2
    May 4, 2004 Senator Kerry, We write from our common heritage as veterans of duty aboard Swift Boats in the Vietnam War. Indeed, you should note that a substantial number of those men who served directly with you during your four month tour in Vietnam have signed this letter. It is our collective judgment that, upon your return from Vietnam, you grossly and knowingly distorted the conduct of the American soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen of that war (including a betrayal of many of us, without regard for the danger your actions caused us). Further, we believe that you have...
  • Kerry's Anti-War Past Is a Delicate Issue in Campaign

    04/24/2004 10:09:37 AM PDT · by The Shrew · 21 replies · 289+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 24, 2004 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER, The New York Times
    Kerry's Anti-War Past Is a Delicate Issue in Campaign By DAVID M. HALBFINGER, The New York Times When questions were raised last month about whether a 27-year-old John Kerry had attended a Kansas City meeting of Vietnam Veterans Against the War where the assassination of senators was discussed, the Kerry presidential campaign went into action. It accepted the resignation of a campaign volunteer in Florida, Scott Camil, the member of the antiwar group who raised the idea in November 1971 of killing politicians who backed the war. The campaign pressed other veterans who were in Kansas City, Mo., 33 years...
  • (Iraq) What Would Kerry Do As President? Senator Doesn't Always Answer

    04/08/2004 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Stultis · 33 replies · 401+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 8 April 2004 | Susan Jones
    What Would Kerry Do As President? Senator Doesn't Always AnswerBy Susan JonesCNSNews.com Morning EditorApril 08, 2004 (CNSNews.com) - For the second time in two days, Sen. John F. Kerry on Wednesday seemed unable to answer a question about what he would do if he were president. Kerry this week has blasted the Bush administration for its "failures" in Iraq. On Wednesday, in an interview with American Urban Radio Networks, Kerry called the administration's actions in Iraq "one of the greatest failures of diplomacy and failures of judgment that I have seen in all the time that I've been in public...
  • Who dares say these two are 'no different'?

    04/05/2004 9:54:07 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 2 replies · 153+ views
    Universal Press Syndicate ^ | April 5, 2004 | David M. Shribman
    What's this election about? Even former Sen. Robert Dole, the Kansas Republican who has a touch of prairie Seinfeld to him, concedes that the 1996 contest between him and President Bill Clinton was an election about, well, nothing. With the perspective provided by the worst Tuesday in American history, the 2000 election, where Al-Qaida and terrorism were barely mentioned, now seems to have been about nothing as well -- or nothing very important. This month the New Statesman, a British weekly, had a cover story proclaiming that President Bush and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts were "no different" and, to...
  • Communists Infiltrated Kerry's Anti-War Group, Historian Says

    04/01/2004 2:56:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 69 replies · 486+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 4/01/04 | Marc Morano
    (CNSNews.com) - The 1970s anti-war group that included current Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry was "heavily infiltrate[d]" by individuals dedicated to the teachings of Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung and to the use of violence, if necessary to achieve their goals, according to a historian friendly to Kerry. "The RCP (Revolutionary Communist Party) was already beginning to heavily infiltrate the [Vietnam Veterans Against the War in 1971]. They eventually took it over around '73 and basically pushed out all the real veterans and brought in all the RCP functionaries and destroyed the organization," Gerald Nicosia, author of Home to War:...
  • MTV is Giving Kerry a 30 minutes "Choose or Lose: John Kerry " Special

    03/29/2004 6:13:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 95 replies · 1,669+ views
    Choose or Lose: 20 Million Questions for John Kerry Special MTV - Music Television Airing Time: Tue 3/30, 10:30PM (30 minutes) Categories: News, Special, News/Public Affairs, Special/Other Future airings of Choose or Lose: John Kerry Special: • Wed 3/31 11:00 AM MTV - Music Television Wed 3/31 8:30 PM  MTV - Music Television (Satellite) Fri 4/2 12:30 AM  MTV - Music Television (Satellite) And airing other times. Kerry gets 30 minutes to tell his lies to the youth of America. I wonder if they will also give President Bush his own "Choose or Lose" Special?
  • Kerry spoke of meeting negotiators on Vietnam - Claimed US Was "Murdering" Vietnamese

    03/25/2004 2:29:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 82 replies · 466+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/25/04 | Michael Kranish and Patrick Healy
    <p>WASHINGTON -- In a question-and-answer session before a Senate committee in 1971, John F. Kerry, who was a leading antiwar activist at the time, asserted that 200,000 Vietnamese per year were being "murdered by the United States of America" and said he had gone to the Paris and "talked with both delegations at the peace talks" and met with communist representatives.</p>
  • Alter: Dean Seemed 'Off His Meds'

    01/20/2004 7:06:39 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 73 replies · 292+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/20/04 | Limbacher
    Howard Dean's bizarre concession speech Monday night, where he roared about winning future primaries and ended with a final, screeching, "Yeeehaahhhh," left more than a few journalists wondering about the emotional stability of the former Democratic presidential front-runner. "[Dean's speech] was a little strange," Newsweek's Jonathan Alter said Tuesday. "He looked like he was off his medication or something." "He was just trying to be feisty for his supporters," Alter told radio host Don Imus. "But he just went way over the top. He was about as presidential as Howard Beale in 'Network,'" the liberal columnist observed. Alter said the...
  • Howard Dean: ‘We’ve not paid attention to al-Qaida’

    01/03/2004 9:53:06 AM PST · by rs79bm · 87 replies · 494+ views
    AP / Portsmouth Herald ^ | 1/2/2004 | Holly Ramer
    NASHUA, N.H. -- Democrat Howard Dean said that the events of the last few weeks have shown he was right to conclude that Saddam Hussein’s capture didn’t make America safer. Dean, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced criticism from his party’s rivals for his comments following the Dec. 13 capture of Saddam. Since then, the national terrorism alert has been raised to orange and more troops have been killed in Iraq, he said at a town hall meeting in Nashua. "They got all excited, but here we are," the former Vermont governor said. "We’ve lost 10 more troops...
  • CLINTON INEPTITUDE, RAGE, DYSFUNCTION BECOME APPARENT ON SENATE FLOOR

    11/22/2002 4:55:32 AM PST · by Mia T · 54 replies · 1,199+ views
    FreeRepublic, U.S. Senate | 11-22-02 | Mia T
    CLINTON INEPTITUDE, RAGE, DYSFUNCTION BECOME APPARENT ON SENATE FLOOR (The CLINTON recession / the CLINTON debacle incarnate: 9/11) Mrs. CLINTON. [snip] we went back to our last recession under the previous President Bush. We thought that would be a good model as to what was done five times to extend unemployment insurance benefits.  [snip] If it was in some way misguided to rely upon the first Bush administration's extension of unemployment insurance, then we are going to say we did the best we could to look at what had been effective and worked in the past. Mr. NICKLES. So...