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  • Obama stands by refugee pledge after attacks in Germany

    07/25/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    President Obama is standing by his decision to ramp up the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States even after three refugees from Islamic countries attacked people in Germany over the last week. The 10,000 Syrian refugees the president wants to admit by October are subjected to more thorough screening and vetting than anyone trying to enter the United States, White House spokesman Josh Earnest stressed Monday. "That's why the president has confidence ramping up the number of refugees admitted to the United States," Earnest told reporters during his daily briefing. "Obviously, almost all of them are innocent people...
  • Obama: Donald Trump’s nomination ‘says something’ about the Republican Party

    07/24/2016 1:33:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2016 | Amber Phillips
    In a taped interview with CBS's John Dickerson that aired Sunday on "Face the Nation," Obama said that fact "says something about what's happened to the Republican Party over the course of the last eight, 10, 15 years." Obama also reiterated what he said in a news conference on Friday: that he doesn't think the dark picture of America that Trump painted in his nomination speech is true, even in the wake of an attack on a Munich mall later that day that killed at least nine people.
  • Bold: Fox News Anchor Asks Obama If New Polling Is an 'Indictment' of His Presidency

    07/23/2016 10:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    resident Obama didn’t seem prepared for the tough questions directed at him by Fox News’ Kevin Corke during his joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the White House on Friday.Corke, while acknowledging that Obama’s approval ratings were above water, then provided the president with some unflattering polling that reveals over 70 percent of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. Poll: Is the country going in the right or wrong direction? pic.twitter.com/exbOnQuzKJ— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 23, 2016 Is that number an “indictment” of his presidency? Corke wondered. Obama, clearly annoyed, responded by noting these statistics are nothing...
  • Grinning Obama JOKES during Munich carnage press conference as he shifts gears...

    07/22/2016 2:10:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/16 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    As news reports of a gun massacre in Munich crossed the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, the President of the United States was cracking jokes. Barack Obama delivered a brief update to reporters... .... as cameras rolled on the somber moment, Obama grinned and chuckled – and drew laughs from his audience – about his elder daughter Malia leaving the nest and heading for college.
  • Justice Department: Town discriminated against Muslims [Bensalem PA]

    07/21/2016 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 22, 2016 12:26 AM EDT
    The U.S. Justice Department is suing a suburban Philadelphia town, alleging its denial of a permit for a mosque in 2014 constituted religious discrimination. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the suit was filed Thursday and seeks to have Bensalem give the Bensalem Masjid approval to build the mosque, provide training for township employees on religious land-use laws and pay unspecified damages. …
  • Obama Is Too Incompetent To Pull Off A Coup

    07/20/2016 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Turkey’s failed coup, combined with the disastrous disunity and polarization in the United States thanks to Barack Obama, have gotten people talking about whether it could happen here. For example, part-time law professor and full-time Instapundit Glenn Reynold has recently taken some serious looks at the issue of coups within the context of the American system of checks and balances. So what if next January Obama and his barely post-puberty band of juice box screw-ups in the West Wing decide they don’t want to leave? And the issue is even more pressing with Donald Trump sneaking up in the...
  • Merrick Garland Deserves a Vote—For Democracy’s Sake

    07/18/2016 6:12:32 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18 | Barack Hussein Obama
    For more than 40 years, there has been an average of just over two months between a president’s nominating someone to the Supreme Court and that person’s receiving a hearing in Congress. It has now been more than four months since I nominated Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit—and Congress left town for a seven-week recess without giving him a hearing, let alone an up-or-down vote. This is much more serious than your typical case of Washington dysfunction. And if we allow it to continue, the consequences of congressional inaction could weaken...
  • The Counter-Coup Begins: Erdogan Purges 2,745 Judges, Prosecutors; Arrests Hundreds

    07/16/2016 5:44:20 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 16 Jul 16 | Tyler Durden
    The Reichstag Fire of 27 February, 1933 When we described the aftermath of Turkey's failed, and painfully disorganized military coup attempt, we asked rhetorically, "Who wins?" To which we answered: "Why Erdogan of course. As he said during a press conference upon his arrival back in Istanbul in the early Saturday morning hours, the coup is an opportunity to "to purge the military." Erdogan also vowed to exact "the highest price" from the perpetrators. Or, to summarize, the military said Erdogan's power consolidation justifies the attempted coup; Erdogan said the coup justifies further consolidation of power." Overnight, when analyzing the...
  • Globalist Obama: Terrorists, Racist Cops Are ‘Chronic Impulses’ to Be Defeated by Global Elites

    07/16/2016 5:24:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/2016 | Neal Munro
    Globalist elite cooperation can defeat the “chronic violence” that is caused by real jihadism in France and supposed racism in police forces, President Barack Obama told a roomful of foreign ambassadors July 15. “Overnight in Nice [France], we witnessed another tragic and appalling attack on the freedom and the peace that we cherish … [and] it’s been a difficult several weeks in the United States,” Obama told the ambassadors gathered in the White House. After mentioning the Nice attack and hinting at the police engagements, Obama sketched out his demand for globalist fix for the “chronic violence” that he says...
  • Obama: All parties in Turkey should support Erdogan gov't

    07/15/2016 4:25:00 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 95 replies
    AP ^ | 7/15/16 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging all parties in Turkey to support the democratically-elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • Black Lives Matter Activists Angry Dead ‘White People’ In France Stealing Their Limelight

    07/15/2016 8:42:23 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/2016 | Liam Deacon
    Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters have claimed the deadly terrorist attack in France was “to make people lose attention” [sic] in their movement and focus on “white” lives instead. “Ok I’ve come to the conclusion that what happened in Nice was to make people lose attention off [sic] #BlackLivesMatter and focus and unite against us”, wrote Twitter user Semsa, who is based in London but says “Egypt’s the motherland”. She has since made her account private. “Don’t #PrayForNice we are fighting a civil war against whites. #BLM”, tweeted Franklin Omar, an activist who also appears to be from London, and...
  • The Road to Dallas: Racially divisive liberalism comes home to roost

    07/11/2016 6:37:07 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 14 replies
    After he murdered five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others, Micah Johnson kept a SWAT team at bay for more than three hours. As they tried to talk him into surrendering, he told them that he wanted to kill white people, especially white policemen. Johnson’s horrific attack on police is the most recent evidence of one of the worst divisions in our society, that between law enforcement people and the civilians they are sworn to protect. That division has been created and is exacerbated daily by President Obama and the rest of the pure-as-ivory-soap ideological liberals he has led...
  • The Global Consequences of Obama’s Denial

    07/05/2016 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2016 | Ron Jager
    Denial is defined as a psychological defense mechanism, and was postulated by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence. One would think that by now, after the Boston Marathon, after Fort Hood, after San Bernardino, after Orlando, after Paris, after Belgium, after 120 years of Islamic terror against the Jewish State, President Obama’s denial and refusal to call a spade a spade – namely that radical Islam is the number one generator of...
  • Obama to tell foe-to-friend story at Hillary Clinton event

    07/04/2016 6:17:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | July 4,2016 | AP
    They've been bitter rivals, allies and colleagues. When they take the stage at their first joint campaign appearance on Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will show off a new phase in their storied relationship: co-dependents. Clinton's chances of winning the White House hinge on rallying Obama's coalition to her cause. Obama's legacy depends on her success. Eight years after they spent millions tearing each other down in pursuit of the White House, they will now spend countless words and four months selling each other to the public. The foe-to-friend story will be at the center of the Obama-Clinton...
  • Obama Partners with Terror-Sponsoring Castro Family against

    06/29/2016 10:45:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Some U.S. lawmakers still take their jobs seriously, especially members of the House Committee on Homeland Security. You see, as a crowning component of his fetish for “normalizing” relations with (embracing and subsidizing) the Terror-Sponsoring Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate (called “Cuba” by Obama and his lapdog mainstream media) President Obama has given rapid and enthusiastic approval for six U.S. airlines to start flying one hundred direct flights a week from nine airports in Terror-Sponsoring Cuba to fifteen airports in our homeland.In light of this, some members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security thought it prudent to check on what security measures...
  • Olympic Countdown: Al Qaeda Terrorist Released from Gitmo to Uruguay Sneaked into Brazil..

    06/28/2016 4:02:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | June 28, 2016
    With the summer Olympics just a few weeks away in Brazil, a veteran Al Qaeda operative released from Guantanamo to Uruguay has gone missing and authorities in Latin America believe he sneaked into Brazil after being denied legal entry. The Islamic terrorist’s name is Jihad Ahmad Diyab an in late 2014 President Obama sent him to Uruguay along with five fellow Gitmo inmates as part of a misguided plan to shut down the U.S. military prison at the Naval base in southeast Cuba. Now officials from Uruguay, Brazil and the United States are scrambling to find Diyab, according to news...
  • Brexit: Globalism Is At The Gate

    06/28/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Globalists must be shivering in their boots after the United Kingdom's Brexit vote. It's hard for elitists to comprehend that the commoners they seek to control aren't obsessed with money and power the same way they are. Ordinary people care more about freedom, their kids' future and their country than they care about the mighty Euro or dollar. Not even President Obama's effervescence was able to sway Britons when he visited the U.K. in an effort to prevent his beloved globalism from crumbling the same way communism fell years back. Global elitists in the United States, also known as Progressives,...
  • Obama’s Father’s Day Trip Disrupts Yosemite Travel

    06/17/2016 11:46:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Thousands of Americans had long planned trips to Yosemite National Park for Father’s Day weekend — but the White House is encouraging them to arrive before 8 a.m. to avoid conflicting with President Barack Obama’s weekend visit to the park. The First Family is scheduled to visit Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and Yosemite on a lightning tour through the West. According to the Fresno Bee, Obama will be the first sitting president to visit Yosemite since John F. Kennedy in 1962.
  • Obama’s Education Proposal Could Leave Taxpayers On The Hook for $43 Billion

    06/16/2016 4:37:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    In what is just the latest in a series of government overreach actions, the Obama administration, without any input from elected lawmakers or the authority of legislation, is moving to revise an old rule making it easier for students to have their student loans forgiven, leaving taxpayers on the hook to foot the bill. Naturally, the Democrats favorite constituency group, the trial lawyers, would get in on the action.On Monday, The Department of Education released a proposed amendment that vastly expands the conditions under which students can apply to have their student loans discharged if they feel that they have...
  • Worst mass shooting in US history. Shoots dead at least 50 at Florida gay club

    06/12/2016 8:09:38 AM PDT · by dennisw · 99 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12 June 2016 | Matt Hunter
    New York-born 'Islamic extremist' Omar Mateen, 29, shoots dead at least 50 at Florida gay club after taking 100 clubbers hostage - injuring a further 53 The gunman was born to Afghan parents, was carrying a suspicious device, possibly a suicide vest, when he opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse in the early hours of this morning. Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter as US citizen Omar Mateen, from Port St. Lucie in Florida He killed at least 50 people and injured 53 and took party-goers hostage before being killed by police Shooter, 29, was carrying a...
  • The Keynesians Stole The Jobs

    06/08/2016 7:13:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Late last week the markets were shocked by a surprisingly bad May jobs report - the worst monthly report in nearly six years. The experts expected the U.S. economy to add 160,000 jobs in May, but it turns out only 38,000 jobs were added. And to make matters worse, 13,000 of those 38,000 were government jobs! Adding more government employees is a drain on the economy, not a measure of economic growth. Incredibly, there are more than 102 million people who are either unemployed or are no longer looking for work. Gold reacted to the report quickly and decisively, gaining...
  • Obama pledges to keep welcoming immigrants in Ramadan statement

    06/05/2016 4:24:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 5, 2016 | Cyra Master
    In a statement released Sunday evening to mark the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, President Obama pledged his commitment to “safeguarding the civil rights of all Americans no matter their religion or appearance.” Without mentioning presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump by name, Obama highlighted America’s “Muslim communities [that are] as diverse as our nation itself.” “I stand firmly with Muslim American communities in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us or limit our religious freedoms or civil rights. I stand committed to I stand in celebration of our common humanity and dedication to peace...
  • The lessons of Pearl Harbor 75 years later

    05/26/2016 4:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that killed more than 2,400 Americans. President Obama is visiting Hiroshima this week, the site of the August 6, 1945, dropping of the atomic bomb that helped end World War II in the Pacific Theater. But strangely, he has so far announced no plans to visit Pearl Harbor on the anniversary of the attack. The president, who spent much of his childhood in Hawaii, should -- given that many Americans have forgotten why the Japanese attacked the United States and why they falsely...
  • The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building

    05/24/2016 6:01:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Wall Street Journal.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building As the homicide rate keeps rising in many cities, even some who dismissed the ‘Ferguson effect’ admit the phenomenon is real. By Heather Mac Donald May 23, 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has again drawn the wrath of the White House for calling attention to the rising violence in urban areas. Homicides increased 9% in the largest 63 cities in the first quarter of 2016; nonfatal shootings were up 21%, according to a Major Cities Chiefs Association survey. Those increases come on top of last year’s 17% rise in homicides in...
  • A Sneaky Corporate Welfare Balancing Act

    05/19/2016 12:05:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    Corporate welfare takes many forms: a tax break to a particular industry, a tariff against foreign sugar producers to shelter domestic producers from competition, a loan guarantee program for exporters, etc. It can also take the form of lawmakers forcing the Department of Defense to provide New Balance athletic shoes -- and only New Balance athletic shoes -- for new military recruits. This story is actually worse than it sounds. Let's start from the beginning: Did you know that the military is required to buy uniforms and boots that are made in the USA? Aside from the unintended effects of...
  • Obama to Visit the Land of State-Owned Enterprises

    05/19/2016 11:49:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    resident Barack Obama next week will visit Vietnam, which his own State Department last month certified is still controlled -- four decades after the fall of Saigon -- by the Communist Party. "The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is an authoritarian state ruled by a single party, the Communist Party of Vietnam," says the Country Report on Human Rights in Vietnam that Secretary of State John Kerry released in April. Obama's agenda in this communist nation, according to the White House, will feature efforts to promote the deal his administration has negotiated to join the United States, Vietnam and 10 other...
  • Overtime Extension Bad for Workers

    05/19/2016 7:18:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Townhall.com Staff
    This piece was authored by Townhall intern Catherine Dunn. Coming this December, 4.2 million additional workers will be entitled to overtime benefits. The Obama Administration has pushed the change with great enthusiasm. The Department of Labor’s video, “OVERTIME: It’s About Time” is indicative of the administration’s tone regarding the issue: over cheerful music, Secretary Thomas Perez paints a picture of the new regulation saving millions of workers from exploitation, of the regulation as a wholly positive change that’s long overdue. But it’s not that simple. In a recent study commissioned by the National Retail Federation, the research firm Oxford Economics...
  • America's Going to Hell in a Hand Basket and Obama Says We've Never Had It So Good

    05/18/2016 10:13:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    This was the year when Republicans had everything going for them, politically-speaking, in the 2016 presidential election. On every level, economically, fiscally, socially, America is in a lot worse shape under Barack Obama's debt-ridden, inept presidency. And his party's frontrunner is offering us four more years of the same. Poverty is up. Violent crime is up. The middle class is shrinking. Businesses, especially factories and retail, are in trouble. The economy is barely growing. People are hurting. The Gallup Poll this week found that only 36 percent of U.S. adults say the economy is "getting better," while 60 percent say...
  • Court showdown over Obama's climate rule delayed until the fall

    05/16/2016 2:48:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2016 | Timothy Cama
    Opponents of the Obama administration’s landmark climate change rule will have to wait three more months to argue their case in federal court. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Monday that oral arguments in the case over the Clean Power Plan will be held Sept. 27, rather than June 2, when they were originally scheduled earlier this year. Additionally, the case will be heard by a full panel of nine of the court’s judges. Chief Judge Merrick Garland, who President Obama has nominated to sit on the Supreme Court, has recused himself from all cases,...
  • Navy SEAL Publishes Book on Absence of Victory Under Obama

    05/12/2016 4:16:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | May 12, 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    On May 10 former Navy SEAL 10 member Carl Higbie published Enemies, Foreign and Domestic: A Navy SEAL’s Story. The book highlights the difficulty of winning on the battle under President Obama and the equally daunting task of telling the truth of the enhanced politicization of the military post-George W. Bush. Enemies, Foreign and Domestic contains a lot of information for individuals who have wondered what it is like to be a SEAL or what the process of becoming a SEAL entails, and it provides background on Higbie and his childhood experiences. But the book ultimately turns on the...
  • My Rebuttal to Obama's Economic Lies

    05/06/2016 12:53:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The economy is in the tank. It's confirmed. All the April economic news is out, jobs news and everything. So what does Obama do? Come out and spin it. He's doing a presser or some sort of press availability now at the White House timed exactly to coincide with the beginning of this program, which he is wont to do. Here are the numbers that you need to know: 160,000 new jobs in April, the vast majority of them part time. That is 50,000 below "expectations." The expectations are meaningless. It's a bunch of economic experts that...
  • Illegal immigrant numbers skyrocket at Mexican border

    05/04/2016 5:07:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mike LIllis
    Child migration is surging again. The number of families and unaccompanied children apprehended on the southern border has skyrocketed this year, according to new figures from the Obama administration. The numbers, compiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), reveal that child migration is on par with 2014 levels, when a wave of kids –– thousands of them unaccompanied –– arrived at the southern border. The surge of illegal immigration quickly swamped border authorities, immigration courts and health and humanitarian workers, while sparking a political battle on Capitol Hill over the cause and proper response to the crisis. The...
  • Obama: Our criminal justice system imprisons too many criminals

    04/23/2016 9:42:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    investors.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Andrew Malcolm
    President Obama’s weekly remarks Hello, everybody. Today, there are some 2.2 million people behind bars in America. Millions more are on parole or probation. All told, we spend $80 billion taxpayer dollars each year to keep people locked up. Many are serving unnecessarily long sentences for non-violent crimes. Almost 60 percent have mental health problems. Almost 70 percent were regular drug users. And as a whole, our prison population is disproportionately black and Latino.
  • The Drive-By Media Message to Trump and Cruz on Obama's Executive Orders

    04/18/2016 5:25:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Drive-By Media, before we get to the latest on the two campaigns, the Drive-By Media this morning is just breathless over the wrap-up of oral arguments before the Supreme Court on whether to let Obama's executive orders on illegal aliens stand. Speaking of which, there's a USA Today piece today all upset about this. All of a sudden, all of a sudden now a USA Today editorial upset at Obama's executive orders. But you know why? Well, what does this mean that Cruz or Trump might do if they're elected? Yes, siree, Bob. Now they're starting...
  • All Your Favorite Rappers Met With President Obama About Criminal Justice Reform

    04/16/2016 8:51:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    time.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama hosted some of hip-hop’s biggest stars for a meeting at the White House on Friday. According to a White House official Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Alicia Keys, Wale, J. Cole, and Ludacris were among the stars who sat down with Obama and some of his top advisers to talk about criminal justice reform and the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. An official says the stars were singled out due to their work within communities to confront issues facing young people. “Through their own nonprofit work or artistic commitment, many of these artists have found ways to engage on...
  • Dem Lawyer: Obama Can Appoint Garland to SCOTUS Without Senate Approval

    04/09/2016 5:24:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 9, 2016 | Rick Moran
    You're beginning to hear this legal theory more and more as it becomes clear the Senate has no intention of taking up the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.Does President Obama have the power to appoint a justice of the Supreme Court without getting the Senate's approval? The legal theory rests on an ambiguity in the Constitution and some legal sleight of hand.Gregory L. Diskant, a senior partner at the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and a member of the national governing board of Common Cause, penned an op-ed in The Washington Post explaining the...
  • March Sees Record Gun Sales

    04/04/2016 11:26:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Gun sales broke records yet again in the month of March. The FBI performed 2,523,265 firearms-related background checks between March 1 and March 31, according to the agency’s records. That’s a new record for the month. It’s nearly 35,000 more checks than the previous record set in March 2014. Despite the new record, March saw the fewest checks of any month so far in 2016. The March record is the eleventh straight monthly record for background checks. The unprecedented streak, which began in May 2015, has included all-time records for both monthly and yearly sales. With 7,682,141 checks processed...
  • Why the Anger? Obamanomics Has Failed

    03/31/2016 9:45:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Larry Elder
    resident Barack Obama, when asked to name an accomplishment for which he is most proud, said, "I'm proud of saving the American economy." Breathtaking. Let's examine the facts, using only government, left wing -- or, at least, non-conservative -- statistics, sources or analyses. In 2012, the third year of the Obama recovery, the Associated Press wrote: "Since World War II, 10 U.S. recessions have been followed by a recovery that lasted at least three years. An Associated Press analysis shows that by just about any measure, the one that began in June 2009 is the weakest. ... Economic growth has...
  • Prosecutors won’t retry Blagojevich on 5 tossed counts

    03/30/2016 8:48:51 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 Mar 2016
    Prosecutors won’t retry Blagojevich on 5 tossed counts
  • Obama dismayed by vulgarity, violence of campaign

    03/16/2016 2:51:34 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2016 | KEVIN FREKING
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was dismayed by "vulgar and divisive rhetoric" directed at women and minorities as well as the violence that has occurred in the 2016 presidential campaign, a swipe at Republican front-runner Donald Trump that also served as a challenge to other political leaders to speak out and set a better example.
  • Obama: My ISIS strategy has forced pay cuts for terrorists

    02/27/2016 7:27:57 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    investors.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2016 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama’s weekly remarks Hi, everybody. This week, we continued our mission to destroy ISIL. This remains a difficult fight, and the situation in Syria and Iraq is incredibly complex. ISIL is entrenched, including in urban areas. It uses innocent civilians as human shields. Despite these challenges, I can report that we’re making progress. And this week, I directed my team to continue accelerating our campaign on all fronts. Our 66-member coalition, including Arab partners, continues to grow stronger. More nations are making more contributions. Every day, our air campaign—more than 10,000 strikes so far—continues to destroy ISIL forces. And...
  • Justice Department promises crackdown on sanctuary cities

    02/24/2016 9:44:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal Bureau of Prisons will now try to deport illegal immigrants rather than turn them over to sanctuary cities, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday in a bid to solve the situation that may have led to the death of Kathryn Steinle last summer. Ms. Lynch also said she'll begin an audit of sanctuary cities to see if they're violating federal law, and those that are found to be actively stymying immigration agents' work could lose grant funding.
  • Audio: Chuck Schumer has no idea how to spin what Biden

    02/23/2016 4:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ll give you the quote but you should really listen to the clip, as it’s short and oh so sweet. How often does this guy get caught by reporters with nothing coherent to say in his or his party’s defense? I thought he’d at least try arguing that Biden said what he said in June 1992 whereas Scalia’s vacancy opened up in February of this year and that makes all the difference somehow even though it actually makes no difference at all, but he doesn’t even fart out that excuse. All he can say to the fact that Obama, Biden,...
  • Democrats Display Supreme Hypocrisy About Replacing Justice Scalia

    02/16/2016 3:08:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | February 16, 2016
    Supreme Court: Senate Democrats demanding that Republicans let President Obama pick a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia appear to be counting on the public's short attention span. But there's no statute of limitations on rank hypocrisy. "The Senate's constitutional duty to give a fair and timely hearing and a floor vote to the president's Supreme Court nominees has remained inviolable." That was Sen. Harry Reid in a Washington Post op-ed this week condemning any effort by the GOP to block President Obama from naming a successor to conservative stalwart Scalia. He went on to write that "the consequences of blocking...
  • Cruz - and Rubio - back Mike Lee's bill to make sure Congress,

    02/11/2016 7:29:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is a no-brainer for Cruz, who came out hard against drafting women last week, but it’s interesting coming from Rubio after he declared himself in favor at the last debate. You can read his motives here as charitably or uncharitably as you like. Charitably: He’s striking a blow for legislative power at the executive’s and judiciary’s expense, a welcome corrective in an age of growing presidential power and judicial social engineering. Uncharitably: He realized belatedly that “let’s draft your daughters” isn’t a sentiment that’ll play well in a Republican primary, especially among the social conservatives he’s trying to win,...
  • Obama to propose $10 per barrel fee on oil

    02/04/2016 12:41:35 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 181 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/4/2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Barack Obama will propose a $10 per barrel charge on oil to fund clean transportation projects as part of his final budget request next week, the White House said Thursday. The proposal would have difficulty clearing the Republican-controlled Congress. Oil companies would pay the fee, which would be gradually introduced over five years. The government would use the proceeds to fund high-speed railways, autonomous cars and other travel systems. "By placing a fee on oil, the President's plan creates a clear incentive for private sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil and at the same time invests in...
  • Mosque chosen by Obama for visit has links to extremist groups

    02/01/2016 2:11:04 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, January 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The Baltimore mosque that President Obama will visit this week to show support for American Muslims has historical ties to radical Islamic groups. The Islamic Society of Baltimore had an imam who was a leading figure in the extremist Muslim Brotherhood. The organization also is connected to the Islamic Society of North America, a Muslim civil rights group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a 2008 criminal prosecution in which several individuals were convicted of funneling money to the terrorist group Hamas.
  • When foreigners bring disease across the border

    01/26/2016 11:36:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Tammy Bruce
    Formerly eradicated diseases are surging and now we have the Zika virusWhen facing the massive problems associated with an open border, deluges of illegal immigration, and now even government sponsored surges of so-called "refugees," we naturally must discuss our concern about terrorism and violent crime. That, however, is only part of the threat. The uncontrolled and chaotic violation this nation brought to us by President Obama's immigration and refugee schemes pose a number of threats to the homeland as insidious and deadly as the Islamic jihadi. Viruses we had finally eliminated from our lives are returning, and others we should...
  • Obama’s Legacy Is Already Collapsing

    01/19/2016 1:59:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | John Thune
    Last week, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the speech, there was a lot of discussion about the nature of the president's legacy. Less discussed, however, was that most of the president's so-called legacy may not outlast his presidency, since most of his supposed achievements have never been enacted into law.Early on in his presidency, it became clear that the president didn't have much interest in working with Congress in a bipartisan manner, and after losing large majorities in the House and Senate, he made it clear that he did not want...
  • Kerry: "The World Is Safer Today"

    01/18/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that despite all of Iran’s saber-rattling in the wake of it’s deal to curb its nuclear intentions, the world is still safer as a result of the deal.