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  • Conservatism as Counterculture

    03/02/2015 11:23:18 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross
    National Review ^ | 3/2/2015 | Shelby Steele
    I was recently invited to make some remarks at a charity dinner for a cause that I strongly support. The organizers worried that, because their cause affected only Third World nations, they would have a hard time raising money from an American audience. Localism, it seemed, in everything from farm produce to charity giving, was the new vogue. People wanted to see their dollars at work locally rather than watch them disappear into the coffers of some international organization. Could I help them make the case for international giving? On the night of the dinner it occurred to me to...
  • Explaining the Heresy of Catholicism Grace vs> works

    03/02/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 1 replies
    Grace to You ^ | Feb 13,2013 | John MacArthur
    The New Testament is clear about the nature of saving faith. “For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law” (Romans 3:28). “A man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus . . . since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified” (Galatians 2:16). “But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    03/02/2015 11:12:43 AM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 1 replies
    3-3-15 | Kitty Mittens
    Jeremiah 29:11 I Know the Plans I have for You, Says the Lord. They are Plans for Good and not for Evil, To Give you a Hope and a Future.
  • The Liberal Circus

    03/02/2015 11:10:30 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 Mar 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Lately liberalism has gone from psychodrama to farce. Take Barack Obama. He has gone from mild displeasure with Israel to downright antipathy. Suddenly we are in a surreal world where off-the-record slurs from the administration against Benjamin Netanyahu as a coward and chickensh-t have gone to full-fledged attacks from John Kerry and Susan Rice, to efforts of former Obama political operatives to defeat the Israeli prime minister at the polls, to concessions to Iran and to indifference about the attacks on Jews in Paris. Who would have believed that Iranian leaders who just ordered bombing runs on a mock U.S....
  • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

    03/02/2015 11:07:33 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 3/2 | LEE KEATH and HAMZA HENDAWI
    Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded. President Barack Obama has insisted the militants behind a brutal campaign of beheadings, kidnappings and enslavement are "not Islamic" and only use a veneer of Islam for their own ends. Obama's critics argue the extremists are intrinsically linked to Islam. Others insist their ideology has little connection...
  • Marijuana Investors Lost $23.3 Billion in Penny Stocks Last Year

    03/02/2015 11:04:42 AM PST · by dennisw · 11 replies
    vice.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jordan Pearson
    Investors in small cannabis companies lost $23.3 billion in 2014 because shady stock promoters are capitalizing on the slow tide of legalization in the US by manipulating the penny stock market with “pump and dump” schemes. Penny stocks are stocks in small companies that trade for less than five dollars apiece. They’re quoted and traded on dealer networks like OTC Markets because they don’t meet the requirements to be traded on more formal exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange. They’re also extremely volatile. Shady stock promoters capitalize on this volatility by convincing others to buy stock in worthless companies...
  • Dogs Don't Remember

    03/02/2015 10:55:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.psychologytoday.com ^ | May 01, 2010 | by Ira Hyman
    Dogs Don't Remember: Episodic Memory May Distinguish Humans Dogs are wonderful creatures. Our dogs recognize me and are always happy to see me. Dogs are also smart and successful creatures. Our dogs have learned several cute tricks. But dogs (and other non-human animals) are missing something we take for granted: episodic memory. Dogs don't remember what happened yesterday and don't plan for tomorrow. In defining episodic memory, Endel Tulving argued that it is unique to humans. Experience influences all animals. Most mammals and birds can build complex sets of knowledge or semantic memory. You and I also remember the experience...
  • Fact-checker calls out Obama for saying Keystone ‘bypasses’ US

    03/02/2015 10:54:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 2, 2015
    President Obama earned a double-barreled rebuke Monday from The Washington Post's fact-checker, for repeating a faulty claim that the Keystone XL pipeline "bypasses" the U.S. -- and for saying it would only carry "Canadian oil." The president made the claims in an interview last week with WDAY of Fargo, N.D. Obama continued to downplay the impact of the Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, just days after vetoing a bipartisan-backed bill that would approve the construction project. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has teed up a vote to override that veto later this week. In the local interview, Obama said: "I've already...
  • Battle of Tikrit Begins!

    03/02/2015 10:51:07 AM PST · by dangus · 20 replies
    Arabian news ^ | 2015-03-1 | Staff
    Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militias have launched a full-scale offensive backed by airstrikes to retake the major city of Tikrit from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, Al Arabiya’s correspondent in Iraq said. “Security forces are advancing on three main fronts towards Tikrit, Ad-Dawr (to the south) and Al-Alam (to the north),” an army lieutenant colonel on the ground told Agence France-Presse by telephone. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi had announced on Sunday the “zero hour” of an operation to liberate ISIS-held territories in the province of Saladin, with its capital Tikrit, according to Al Arabiya News...
  • “That is Destructive!” Brilliant Cartoon BLASTS Obama Administration

    03/02/2015 10:48:57 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 03/02/2015 | Steve Kelley
    When Obama wrote in his book that he “will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction,” he wasn’t joking. Obama repeatedly proves himself to be anti-Israel. During Israel’s most recent war against Hamas terrorists, Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “reckless and untrustworthy” and even considered placing sanctions against Israel. Moreover, Obama halted a missile shipment to Israel during the war.Obama has made numerous efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran that threatens Israel’s survival. Citing “well-placed” sources as well as two top aides for Netanyahu, a Kuwaiti newspaper claims that Obama was so...
  • Students Find Teacher Hanging in Placentia Classroom [CA]

    03/02/2015 10:47:00 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | 03/02/2015 | Sid Garcia and Hanna Chu
    Placentia police have responded to El Dorado High School after students found a teacher hanging in a classroom. The unidentified teacher was found dead around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Students were taken to the gymnasium, where the incident was addressed. They will be released from school early. The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District says a crisis team is responding to the school to assist staff. Police say they are in the process of alerting the teacher's husband.
  • Why Listen to Arabic Music?

    03/02/2015 10:33:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/2/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
     Why bother to listen to this music? How can we come to understand these people in war, if we don't listen to them in peace? They're on the other side of a divide from us—very high illiteracy rate, if a person who can't read sees a scrap of printed matter from a newpaper on the ground, they will pick it up in case it might be the Holy Quran. Music has the ability to transcend this divide.  It's great music, one of its influences is Roman culture—this instrument, the Qunan, the name comes from Greek, "Canon", a ruler or tuning measuring rod. They...
  • Netanyahu Tells Aipac He Intends No Disrespect to Obama

    03/02/2015 10:33:01 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Monday, March 2, 2015 | Peter Baker, Julie hires held Davis
    WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday opened his high-profile visit to the American capital by playing down any personal dispute with President Obama, but he said that he had a “moral obligation” to warn against the dangers of an American-brokered nuclear deal with Iran. Previewing his hotly disputed address to Congress, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Mr. Netanyahu said at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that he was grateful to Mr. Obama and the United States for their support over the years and never meant to inject partisan politics into the relationship. He...
  • WV: Senate Democrats Vote for Constitutional Carry

    03/02/2015 10:32:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    L Constitutional carry, or permitless carry, has passed the West Virginia Senate with an astonishing 32 to 2 vote.   That means that 14 of the 16 Democrats in the Senate voted for the bill.  The two that voted against it were Sen. Ronald Miller (D) and Senator Corey Palumbo (D).   Perhaps the vote is not that astonishing. After all, this is merely the state of affairs that the country was in for most of its existence, nearly everywhere, before the Civil War, or War Between the States if you prefer.  Even after the war, most states did not criminalize...
  • IRS defends paying refunds to illegals who never filed taxes

    03/02/2015 10:31:53 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds. Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code requires an SSN on the return, but a taxpayer claiming the EITC is not required to have an SSN before the close of the year for which the EITC is claimed,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in his letter...
  • Walker Percy Weekend 2015 Is Coming

    03/02/2015 10:24:20 AM PST · by Alex Murphy
    The American Conservative ^ | March 2, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    Tickets are now on sale at WalkerPercyWeekend.org. Please keep in mind that tickets are limited. Many festivalgoers last year said that they loved how small the event was, because they felt like they got to talk to folks, and to get to know them. We agree. We want to keep this thing neighborly, and to recreate the vibe that Peter Augustine Lawler described in his review of the 2014 festival. By the way, Peter will also be anchoring the New South/Old South panel this year. Baylor’s great Ralph Wood will be the man lecturing on Flannery, Walker, Catholicism and the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ABSOLUTE MIRACLE, 03-02-15

    03/02/2015 10:20:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 03-02-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:ABSOLUTE MIRACLE An effect produced by God in the visible world which totally surpasses all the forces of created nature, e.g., raising a certainly dead person back to life. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Retired Israeli veterans warn against speech [Netanyahu Congressional Speech]

    03/02/2015 10:17:57 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 1, 2015 | Ruth Eglash, William Booth
    “When the Israeli prime minister argues that his speech will stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, he is not only misleading Israel, he is strengthening Iran,” Amnon Reshef, former head of the army’s armored corps, said at a news conference Sunday. -- -- -- TEL AVIV — Hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off Sunday for Washington, a group of 180 retired Israeli generals and former top security officials warned that his upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress on Iran’s nuclear program will cause more harm than good. It will not only damage Israel’s special relationship with...
  • Scott Walker wants to end funding for renewable energy program - UW-Madison needs to prioritize

    03/02/2015 10:12:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 2, 2015 | By Thomas Content and Lee Bergquist
    ......UW officials say that Walker's proposal to end funding for the bioenergy program would cripple broader energy-development research that is receiving $25million annually from the federal Department of Energy."I can't honestly say how we would replace it at this point,"said Michael Corradini,director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute at UW-Madison,which derives 90% of its funding from the bioenergy program...In 2007,Wisconsin landed the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center—the first federal research center the state had attracted in decades. The center received an initial five-year,$125 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.It was part of a $375 million package by the administration...
  • Obama's blind hostility toward Israel

    03/02/2015 10:12:29 AM PST · by keat · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2015 | 5:00 am | OpEd
    In June 2008, candidate Barack Obama spoke before thousands of delegates to the pro-Israel lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, to assuage concerns that he harbored animosity toward the Jewish state. In a paragraph of his speech that began with the phrase "Let me be clear," Obama declared that under his vision for peace, "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided." The next day, after the statement triggered fierce criticism from Palestinian leaders, Obama backtracked. The reversal was an early signal of what has become a pattern during his presidency — professing profound...
  • Astronomers Find a Dusty Galaxy That Shouldn't Exist

    03/02/2015 10:11:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | Published March 2, 2015 | Michael D. Lemonick
    A object from the very early universe is bafflingly rich with dust that theory says shouldn't have formed yet. Photograph by NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), J. Blakeslee (NRC Herzberg Astrophysics Program, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), and H. Ford (JHU) Astronomers have spotted a surprisingly dusty little galaxy within the cluster Abell 1689, shown here in an image by the Hubble telescope. Peering back in time to find the very earliest objects in the universe, an international team of astronomers has discovered a galaxy that shouldn't be there at all. The problem, the scientists report Monday in Nature, is...
  • Oops: Google realizes the ObamaNet will be a disaster

    03/02/2015 10:10:21 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    CainTV.com ^ | 03/02/2015
    By the way, the FCC's Internet power grab is a bigger deal than executive amnesty.If it seems insane that Google at one point lobbied hard for so-called "net neutrality," you have to realize that the biggest and most influential players always figure they can benefit when a market becomes more political. That's because they figure they're in a better position to manipulate the market to their benefit.So imagine Eric Schmidt's horror when he realized that last week's power grab from the FCC was no ordinary bit of regulatory meddling in an otherwise free market. The heavy-handed move of three FCC...
  • Clerk refuses to issue marriage licenses to gays [Nebraska]

    03/02/2015 10:05:43 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jonathan Edwards
    The Otoe County clerk said she won’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples, even though a federal judge ordered her to start doing so next week. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bataillon on Monday morning ordered county clerks and other state officials to treat same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when processing marriage licenses or determining the rights, protection or benefits of marriage. Bataillon's order takes effect March 9, but Otoe County Clerk Janene Bennett said she still won’t issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her Catholic beliefs -- no matter what. “It’s God’s law. Marriage was...
  • Medical practice growing after refusing health insurance

    03/02/2015 9:58:56 AM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    WFAA8-ABC ^ | 12/10/2014 | Jason Whitely
    MRIs cost about $4,000, but his patients pay $400 CT scans are $2,000 with insurance, he said, but are $300 through his practice X-rays are usually $500, but priced at $60 at Pinckney's clinic, the results of which he can check on his smartphone
  • Climatic Jihad?

    03/02/2015 9:58:25 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    WUWT ^ | February 28, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    ISIL and other Islamist jihad movements continue to round up and silence all who oppose them or refuse to convert to their extreme religious tenets. They are inspiring thousands to join them. Their intolerance, vicious tactics and growing power seem to have inspired others, as well. After years of claiming the science is settled and unprecedented man-made catastrophes are occurring right now, Climate Crisis, Inc. is increasingly desperate. Polls put climate change at the bottom of every list of public concerns. China and India refuse to cut energy production or emissions. Real-world weather and climate totally contradict their dire models...
  • Obama committed to denying Iran nuclear weapon: US (UN ambassador Samantha Power)

    03/02/2015 9:55:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The United States pledged its unwavering committment to Israel on Monday, and insisted it will take "whatever steps are necessary" to deny adversary Iran a nuclear bomb. As international negotiators seek a deal with Tehran to rein in its nuclear program, Washington's UN ambassador Samantha Power reiterated President Barack Obama's commitment to prevent the Islamic republic from developing atomic weapons. "He will keep his commitment whether the negotiations collapse or produce a diplomatic solution that meets our bottom line," she told some 16,000 attendees at US pro-Israel lobby AIPAC ahead of a speech by visiting Israeli Prime...
  • Want to Tell the BibiCotters What You Think? Here’s How You Can.

    03/02/2015 9:54:02 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 1 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | March 2, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    How do you feel about those who won't attend Netanyahu's speech to Congress on March 3? Read this and find out what they said and how you can tell them what you think. The following members of Congress have confirmed that they will not be attending Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech on Tuesday. There are four Senators and 31 House members. In addition to their names, however, we have provided their twitter handles, their Washington office address and their phone and fax numbers for their Washington offices. Just in case you want to tell them what you think. In...
  • CHP captain sues for retaliation over investigation into woman’s beating

    03/02/2015 9:53:47 AM PST · by Yogafist · 4 replies
    MyNewsLA.com ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2015 | John Schreiber
    Hammond says he was ordered to attend a meeting shortly after the beating and told by CHP chiefs that there was “tremendous pressure” coming from Washington, D.C., and Gov. Jerry Brown’s office “to get this matter resolved favorably.” Hammond claims he was told, “We want you with us on this and we hope you know what you have to do.” The meaning of the statement was clear that the commissioner wanted to fire Andrew and desired that Hammond “skew the investigation in favor of the desired result regardless of the facts,” the lawsuit alleges.
  • The Duck Commander, His Duct Taped Bible, And CPAC 2015

    03/02/2015 9:52:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | John Nantz
    Striding to the podium with a mysterious, camouflage utility bag slung over his shoulder, Phil Robertson, the Duck Commander, took possession of the Potomac Ballroom stage on Friday and those within earshot of his reverberating voice. Mr. Robertson, without the expected trappings of political convention, exudes gravitas. His manner of speaking is unaffected and confident, embellished only with the ornament of truth. He’s a fitting recipient of Andrew Breitbart’s Defender of the First Amendment Award. From his well used bag, Mr. Robertson pulled a heavy tome, worn with so much use that its’ integrity is only preserved by the generous...
  • Upstate towns threatening to secede from New York

    03/02/2015 9:49:11 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/15 | By Leonard Greene
    Upstate towns threatening to secede from New York By Leonard Greene More than a dozen upstate towns are threatening to try to secede from New York and become part of Pennsylvania because of projected economic losses over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking. The town leaders from New York’s Southern Tier region said they would be better off in the Keystone State after Cuomo put the kibosh on natural-gas drilling here. Towns on both sides of the state border have the same geology, but only the businesses in Pennsylvania, where fracking is allowed, have been thriving, said officials from...
  • Charter School Growth in Michigan is Not the 'Wild, Wild West'

    03/02/2015 9:49:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/27/2015 | Jack Spencer
    When in 2011 the Legislature voted to repeal a cap on charter public schools, Democrats warned that “allowing an unlimited number” of “for-profit” charter schools would put students at risk. Four years later, a new report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools finds that while Michigan has the fifth most charter school students in the country at 159,000, growth in the number of schools has been steady. California leads the nation with 547,800 charter school students. Nationwide, there are an estimated 2.89 million students enrolled in charter schools. The report states that Michigan added 10 new charter schools...
  • Nurse Nina Pham Lawsuit Seeks Compensation for Exposure to Ebola, Lingering Effects of Trauma

    03/02/2015 9:47:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/02/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    Nina Pham, the first person to ever contract Ebola in the United States, is now suing the hospital chain that both exposed her to the virus and also helped save her life. Pham, 26, helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known person to travel from West Africa to the U.S. after he contracted Ebola. She became ill soon after working with him and struggled to recover from the virus. While Pham initially received treatment from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, she was later transported to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Fortunately, Pham was able to recover...
  • Iran wants to incinerate Israel; Obama wants to facilitate

    03/02/2015 9:44:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    Obama hates Netanyahu's upcoming address to Congress because, unlike the McConnell Boehner clown car, there will be one strong voice, drawing a national audience, declaring truth and the treachery of what Obama is up to. I wish Netanyahu could address Congress monthly. This is just upside down insaneville. The House passed a bill to fund Homeland Security, minus Obama's illegal amnesty. The Senate wants to pass the bill, but can't because Democrats are filibustering it. Senate Democrats are declaring loud and clear they'd sooner shut down DHS than keep it open without the amnesty program. It’s a classic standoff, and...
  • Live broadcasting ban for Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to US Congress

    03/02/2015 9:41:20 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2015 | No Attribution
    Israeli election watchdog orders TV and radio stations to impose five-minute delay on broadcast to allow editing out of "electioneering" sections...
  • Chicago's Fiscal Freefall: Moody's Cuts Chicago Credit Rating to Two Steps Above Junk

    03/02/2015 9:36:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    Last week I wrote an article for the Illinois Policy Institute on the hugely unfunded and deteriorating nature of numerous Illinois' pension systems. I will post the article on Monday. My article was on on state pension systems, not Chicago's, and was written well ahead of downgrades of Chicago's debt by Moody's on Friday. I was not surprised to see the downgrade.
  • Just when you think Obama-bashing can’t get worse, it does

    03/02/2015 9:35:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | March 2, 2015 | Joe Henderson
    It wasn’t enough for the residents of Wingnut Nation to argue in defiance of facts that Barack Obama was not born in America. Some of them even cling to the belief he is an agent of radical Islam sent to destroy our country by, I don’t know, raising the minimum wage. Despite all the preaching, pleading and warnings of doom from Donald Trump, American voters elected this man to the highest office in the free world. Twice. So what’s next? Step right up, Rudy Giuliani, America’s mayor. He charges the president, leader of these United States, with the high crime...
  • Lumber Liquidators shares are crashing after a damning '60 Minutes' report

    03/02/2015 9:34:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/02/2015 | Myles Udland
    Lumber Liquidators shares are getting smoked after a report aired on "60 Minutes" Sunday night that showed major issues at some of the company's factories in China. Near 11:15 a.m. ET on Monday, shares of the company were down more than 22%. In premarket trade Monday, shares of Lumber Liquidators — North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood floor — were down as much as 24%. At the opening bell on Monday, shares of the company were halted, news pending. Just after 11:00 a.m. ET, the company released a statement regarding the "60 Minutes" report, saying the newsmagazine used an...
  • The Alberta Example: Spending Caps Are the Way to Prevent

    03/02/2015 9:30:17 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Back in 2012, I shared some superb analysis from InvestorÂ’s Business Daily showing that the United States never would have suffered $1 trillion-plus deficits during ObamaÂ’s first term if lawmakers had simply exercised a modest bit of spending restraint beginning back in 1998. And the IBD research didnÂ’t assume anything onerous. Indeed, the author specifically showed what would have happened if spending grew by an average of 3.3 percent, equal to the combined growth of inflation plus population.Remarkably, we would now have a budget surplus of about $300 billion if that level of spending restraint continued to the current fiscal...
  • Did Obama threaten to shoot down Israeli planes if they attacked Iran?

    03/02/2015 9:25:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Reports came out overnight about a story which, if true, will be another damaging blow to the US – Israeli relationship. According to “an unnamed Israeli minister” who is quoted in a Kuwait newspaper, a 2014 plan by Israel to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities was scotched, in part, because the United States may have threatened to shoot down their planes if they tried it. The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets...
  • Boehner defends his U.S. House leadership amid conservative unrest

    03/02/2015 9:24:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | Diane Bartz - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh from an embarrassing rebuke at the hands of conservatives in his own party, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner played down any risk to his continuing leadership on Sunday, saying disagreements with fellow Republicans were merely over strategy, not goals. Asked if he could lead the fractious House, Boehner said, "I think so. I'm not going to suggest it's easy, because it’s not." The House narrowly averted cutting off funds to the Department of Homeland Security on Friday after Boehner failed to rein in conservative Republicans. They were insisting on tying the issue to blocking...
  • This is going great: First moderate Syrian group to get US arms dissolves after defeat

    03/02/2015 9:22:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Identify moderate Syrian rebel groups, get them out of the country, train them, equip them, and send them back into the fight. That is supposed to be the West’s plan for combating the Islamic State inside its Syrian stronghold. What this strategy sacrifices in efficacy and directness it makes up for in its ability to forestall the introduction of Western combat troops into that hornets’ nest. But this was always going to be a tactical approach to the war in Syria that had a small window of opportunity, and that window may be closing. The first band of anti-ISIS...
  • Scott Walker on immigration: "My view has changed. I’m flat out saying it."

    03/02/2015 9:20:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    A reversal so predictable that even a dummy like me saw it coming.But is it a reversal? Per Jamie Weinstein, maybe the headline should be “Scott Walker still stands by path to citizenship for illegals.” Here’s the key bit, which comes at exactly a minute in. WALLACE: The question [in 2013] was, ‘Can you envision a world where if these people paid a penalty that they would have a path to citizenship?’ and you said, ‘Sure, that makes sense.’WALKER: I believe there’s a way you can do that. First and foremost, you have to secure that border, or none...
  • Ron Paul: Shut down Dept. of Homeland Security

    03/02/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2 | CNBC
    Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach a prohibition on funding President Obama's executive order granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland Security funding bill
  • Turmoil at Clinton Foundation: A $2 billion honey pot extracted from venal influence-seekers

    03/02/2015 9:17:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a $2 billion honey pot of money extracted from a mix of the venal influence-seekers and the charitable, attracts a lot of flies. Unsurprisingly, it appears that battles already are breaking out over control of the lucre. Chelsea Clinton, whose name was added to the foundation, it appears has attempted to install her own people, only to be rebuffed by those closely connected to her parents’ political rise. Politico Magazine has a lengthy report on the recent termination of Eric Braverman as CEO.  Braverman, who was Chelsea Clinton’s boss during her brief...
  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski to retire, longest serving woman in Congress

    03/02/2015 9:17:20 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    MSN News ^ | 3/2/2015 | Laurie Kellman
    (Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md, center, speaks about the recent Metro subway fire earlier this month, as Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. center right, and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. wait to speak.) Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress, is announcing her retirement, Democratic officials say. The 78-year-old Maryland Democrat, now in her fifth term, is set to make a statement at a news conference in Fells Point in Baltimore later Monday. Her retirement could set off a race among potential candidates to succeed her, including Rep. Chris Van Hollen and...
  • Google will offer wireless plans, executive confirms

    03/02/2015 9:15:48 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/02/2015 | Joseph Wilson
    BARCELONA, Spain -- Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan.
  • Vanity - Former US Atty Joe DiGenova: Net Neutrality will not survive court challenge

    03/02/2015 9:15:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Speaking on WMAL this morning former US Atty and high powered DC lawyer Joe DiGenova said the FCC Net Neutrality rules will never come to be since they will never survive a court challenge. He added that "standing will never be an issue." He also believes that Gowdy's committe has damaging emails on HRC over Benghazi.
  • Do the rich pay their fair share? [SPOILER: Hell, Yes]

    03/02/2015 9:14:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2015 | Stephen Moore
    Suppose there were a banquet for 100 people and at the end of the night it was time to split the bill of $50 per person. If that bill were paid for the way we pay our income taxes, here is how it would work. Those in the top half of income would pay roughly $97 each and those in the bottom half of the income would pay an average of $3 each. Almost 40 people would pay nothing. And the single richest person in the room would cough up $1,750. Liberals would complain that the cheap skate rich guy...
  • Vox's Sarah Kliff: Please Believe Gruber's Disavowal of his Own Obamacare Remarks

    03/02/2015 9:13:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix
    NewsBusters ^ | March 2, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Please believe in the integrity of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber. If he disavowed his own remarks emphatically repeated several times on video that only state based health exchanges were eligible for subsidies you can believe this honorable gentleman. Such is the attitude of General Electric Vox's Sarah Kliff as she regales us with the history of the King vs Burwell case which will be heard this week at the Supreme Court. Kliff might be unique as being the last person on the planet to believe in the integrity of Jonathan Gruber. Or is she only faking such a belief to...
  • Executive Action Underway to Ban Bullets SATIRE

    03/02/2015 9:12:16 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 March 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama has ordered the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to write a regulation banning 5.56mm ammo. This is the type of bullet used in the AR-15 style semi-automatic—the top-selling rifle in the country. BATFE Director B. Todd Jones characterized the proposed new rule as “pure genius on the part of the President. The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms. It doesn’t say anything about ammunition. By going after the bullets we skirt all the arguments the NRA uses to block government’s efforts to disarm the public.” Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob...