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  • Of Green Lipstick and Presidential Ham

    01/28/2015 3:43:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Bob Barr
    There was a time, not so long ago, when interviewing the President of the United States was considered the pinnacle of a professional journalist’s career. Such an opportunity to probe the mind of the man responsible for directly or indirectly impacting the lives of virtually every person on the planet, was entrusted only to those with the qualifications and pedigree to handle such an important assignment; not to mention making the most of the president’s valuable and limited time. Not so today. Rather than a Pulitzer Prize or Peabody Award as the prerequisite for the honor of personally interviewing the...
  • When Politics Defy Reality: The Real State of the Union Features Dishonesty and Deception

    01/28/2015 1:55:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama was upbeat and inspiring, particularly if a listener had no prior knowledge of his many speeches that were quite similar but bore no fruit. It almost appeared that he was living in an alternate universe that bore no resemblance to present-day America and the current global stage. He boasted that the economy was doing very well and that unemployment had been cut in half since he took office. Perhaps someone should educate him about the labor force participation rate, which is at its lowest point in the past 36 years...
  • Kudos to Congress and Netanyahu

    01/27/2015 5:17:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Kudos to Congress for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at a joint session on the issue of imposing tough sanctions on Iran and to Netanyahu for accepting. President Obama has continually snubbed Israel and Netanyahu -- whom he refuses to meet with in March, allegedly because he doesn't want to interfere with the upcoming elections in Israel. Obama has been alarmingly lax in his dealings with Iran in its ambitions to acquire nuclear weapons and delivery systems. Some Obama defenders are chastising Congress for breaching protocol in inviting Netanyahu, saying, "There appear to be no rules anymore."...
  • eBay Announces Layoffs After Obama Touts Company in SOTU

    01/22/2015 3:28:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    “Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan, and all advanced economies combined,” President Obama said during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday. “Our manufacturers have added almost 800,000 new jobs. Some of our bedrock sectors, like our auto industry, are booming. But there are also millions of Americans who work in jobs that didn’t even exist 10 or 20 years ago — jobs at companies like Google, and eBay, and Tesla.” While Politico pointed out that most of the companies Obama touted are big, left-leaning D.C. spenders, his choice of mentioning eBay...
  • The State Of Our Union

    01/22/2015 6:13:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    So I just watched President Barack Obama deliver his sixth State of the Union address. If it didn’t involve my job, there is no way on God’s green Earth I would watch this thing, ever. Obama’s speech was like listening to a grown man sit on Santa’s lap, listing everything he wants and threatening a temper tantrum if he doesn’t get it. What doesn’t the president want? That’s not a rhetorical question. I have no idea what he doesn’t want government to do for people. Community College? That should be “free!” And by free I mean other people should be...
  • A Speech and a President, Unbounded by Reality

    01/22/2015 4:28:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Enthusiastic, entertaining, energized and eminent, President Obama's demeanor and delivery at the State of the Union belied his political reality. Unbowed, unbroken and possibly unaffected by the recent midterm Republican wave, Obama displayed his great skill by delivering an emotional teleprompter-driven speech that was a throwback to his first election. Varying tempo, pitch, passion and inflection, his speech was more a theatrical performance than a delivery of a prewritten, pre-released text. He was unbounded by his political reality. Possibly no one in his staff had informed him that he had 90 fewer elected Democrats in his audience than has any...
  • Obama Is The Main Obstacle To Economic Growth

    01/21/2015 1:58:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- No matter what President Obama said about the state of our union Tuesday night, the economy's prognosis is not good. Who says so? A hefty majority of the American people in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll that sought their opinion about the economy's health. Roughly six in 10 said it was "not so good" or "poor." Six years into Obama's painfully slow recovery, jobs are hard to come by in many parts of the country and wages remain flat. Hourly earnings actually fell last month, the U.S. Labor Department reported last week. It's gotten so bad that...
  • Restate of the Union

    01/21/2015 4:34:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | John Stossel
    resident Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I've done is great! America is in a much better position. We've created a manufacturing sector that's adding jobs. More oil is produced at home. I cut deficits in half! Give me a break. The deficit is lower now not because of any prudence on Obama's part but merely because the $800 billion stimulus spending blowout didn't continue. All the president does is increase spending: free community college, free Obamaphones, free birth control, etc. Yes, our annual deficit is lower, but it's still...
  • President Obama Sings the Same Old Song

    01/20/2015 1:12:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Here's a suggestion for Joni Ernst, the new Republican senator from Iowa, who will deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Get a chorus together and open with this old Sammy Cahn-Jule Styne number: "It seems to me I've heard that song before; it's from an old familiar score, I know it well, that melody." Advance leaks of the president's address indicate he will call for higher taxes on the wealthy and successful in order to pay for programs for the poor and middle class. This is boilerplate Democratic wealth redistribution we've heard since...
  • The New State of the Union

    01/19/2015 1:14:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Al in Boise, Idaho. Hey, Al, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Yeah. My one football thing is to say, "Way to go Broncos." RUSH: (laughing) CALLER: But my thing is, I'm an employee at the airport, and we heard that Obama's coming Wednesday and I'm wondering why in the world is he coming here. I mean, right now I'm sitting here in a store and I just saw two guys with guns at their side and everybody here has concealed weapons and they have flags flying on their cars and, you know, why...
  • Cancel the State of the Union

    01/18/2015 7:41:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed? If not, you may want to skip the State of the Union address and prepare for something humbler, like the Super Bowl. President Barack Obama has been doing his best to make a low-news event a no-news event, by traveling the country unveiling the sort of programs presidents normally use the speech to unveil: free community college, paid job leaves, universal broadband access and more. By...
  • Obama to Lay the Wood S&P with $1B Fine After US Debt Downgrade

    01/17/2015 9:37:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Neil McCabe
    The Justice Department is about to put the squeeze on the Standard & Poor's credit rating service for the tune of $1billion, roughly its 2014 profit, and a fine meant to send a message, according to a Jan. 12 report in The New York Times. The message: Do not tangle with the Obama administration. The charge: Standards & Poor's analysts misrepresented their sincere opinion of securities, and instead downplayed the amount of risk associated with the securities, specifically Residential Mortgage-Back Securities and Collateral Debt Obligations, in order to ingratiate themselves to the companies issuing the securities. This charge, which Attorney...
  • Obama to Further Tighten the Noose on 'Big Awl'

    01/16/2015 8:07:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I am guessing you don't know one of the major things President Obama was doing while snubbing France and world leaders who convened in Paris to express solidarity in the civilized world's war against radical Islamic terrorism. I assure you it was something close to his heart -- as opposed to fighting Islamic jihad. It was something that will thrill the anti-business, anti-energy extreme environmentalists but will not warm the hearts of American businesses and energy producers, and it is not good news for America's currently overhyped economy. Yes, you heard me right; despite all the faux euphoria projected by...
  • A Matter Of Priorities

    01/15/2015 6:42:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    The Obama administration is historic. That’s something we hear constantly from media elites, from congressional Democrats and, frankly from the White House itself. And they’re right. This administration has overseen a historically slow economic recovery; it has overseen the ceding of more ground to terrorists than ever before; it rung up more debt than every previous administration combined, and so on. It is historic. Another way in which the Obama administration is historic is in its employ of Islamic theologians in positions where such expertise isn’t required. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has spent the last week explaining to...
  • Obama Handcuffs America in War on Terrorism

    01/13/2015 5:16:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    In the wake of President Obama's pathetic disengagement over the Islamic jihadist attacks on Paris, people are once again decrying his lack of leadership, but the problem is something more fundamental than leadership. Even if Obama were a gifted leader, when it comes to many issues, especially confronting radical Islam, he wouldn't know where to lead us. If you misapprehend a problem, you can't possibly navigate, much less lead, toward a solution. From the beginning of his term in office, Obama has evidenced a deep moral confusion, a distorted worldview perhaps based on a bizarre upbringing. It's not that he...
  • Behind Obama's Positive Statistics Is A Lackluster Economy

    01/09/2015 9:36:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- A remark often attributed to 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli says there are three lies used to support a weak case in government: "lies, damned lies and statistics." That acidly iconic remark, popularized by Mark Twain, certainly applies to the boasts, promises and outrageous exaggerations often made by President Obama. Obama will be remembered for telling us over and over again that our existing medical insurance policies were safe from Obamacare, and that no one could take them away from us. When millions of Americans began getting cancellation notices telling them that they had to apply for...
  • Epistemic Closure 2.0

    01/07/2015 4:21:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    Rarely has one group so utterly failed to elicit sympathy in my radio audience as the Harvard faculty did Monday as I related the contents of Robert Pear's report on their distress at rising health care costs brought on by the arrival of Obamacare's tsunami on their shores. Imagine the surprise of President Obama's cheering section when the check arrived repaying their loyalty with skyrocketing deductibles and demanding immediate payment. The story has significance far beyond Harvard, of course, because it so nicely presents the true and no-longer-hidden costs of Obamacare, perfectly framed by the surprise of clueless elites at...
  • Obama’s Latest Welfare Queens—the Castro Brothers

    01/02/2015 1:01:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Most of you quickly figured out how Obama’s new amnesty plan creates more Democratic voters. Did you know his new Cuba policy does too? To wit:First off, Obama did not “lift the Cuba embargo.” Instead he further loop holed it with executive orders, a process that started when he first took office. The Helms-Burton Act of 1996, you see, codified some of the vital economic sanctions against Cuba into U.S. law so a full and genuine “lifting of the embargo” requires a Congressional vote. But the required votes to lift them are not there. Every year for the past 20 or...
  • 2015 in Review...in Advance

    01/01/2015 8:44:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2015 | John Ransom
    Dateline: January 23rd, 2015: Washington: Republicans in the House and the Senate do THE slam dunk in the Democrats’ face by passing the Keystone XL Pipeline authorization. Not only does the bill authorize the controversial pipeline, but it also comes in at 11,571,283,475 pages long. “Take that, Pelosi!” Boehner shouts at the Rose Garden ceremony where Obama signs the bill. “Read that before you pass it byotch!”That’s right: Obama agrees to sign the Keystone bill in the Rose Garden because on page 2,351,546,379, buried in a footnote, the bill authorizes construction of the pipeline so long as no actual “pipes”...
  • Aside From That, Gen. Custer

    12/29/2014 8:02:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2014 | Rich Galen
    CNN was agog (not a word I get to use in a sentence every day) with the results of a new poll released right before Christmas that showed President Barack Obama's job approval ratings shooting up in the polls. The apogee of the shot? 48 percent. No, the ratings didn't rise by 48 percentage points, they rose to 48 percentage points meaning, a majority of Americans still do not approve of the job the President is doing. I was on CNN Friday morning with one of my favorite debate partners, Maria Cardona, who proclaimed the clouds having parted and the...
  • Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

    12/26/2014 7:24:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    There is no way to sugarcoat the past year, except to say that, with a rare exceptions, it's been one of our nation's worst in many years. In the areas of greatest concern, things have grown a lot worse for those in the bottom half of the income scale in a still-uneven, job-challenged economy across most of the nation. The Gallup Poll reports this week that only 23 percent of all Americans they survey each month "were satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S." That number has precipitously fallen to "the lower end of what Gallup has...
  • Bureaucrat Scrooge’s Seek to Wrap Christmas Season in Red Tape

    12/23/2014 7:18:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Justin Sykes
    Hide your Santa’s, hide your reindeer, and take down your wreaths …because big government is regulating everything! That’s right, the government is now turning all its nanny state hate towards the holiday season – and in a move that would make even the Grinch blush, President Obama’s bureaucracy is proposing new regulations on the use of traditional Christmas lights and other holiday decorations. This month the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) un-wrapped new proposed federal regulations that if enacted, would categorize certain Christmas lights and other “seasonal decorative lighting products” as posing a “substantial product hazard” to the public at...
  • An Active President: Obama on the March As the GOP Preps to Run Congress

    12/21/2014 9:04:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Rob Schwarzwalder
    Since last month’s election, the President has been a busy fellow. He’s traveled to China, heralded what he called a “turning point” in American military affairs, “signed a Presidential Memorandum that prohibits future oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay” and land areas near it and announced a new director for the White House Council for Strong Cities, Strong Communities, to boot.FRC takes no formal position on these issues, or on those that follow (with one exception). Rather, they are listed to make the point that Mr. Obama is not going suddenly to become an inactive Chief Executive. He...
  • The Strange Source of Our Cuba Policy

    12/21/2014 6:56:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    For a long time, the U.S. ostracism of Cuba has been like the vintage American cars on the streets of Havana: obsolete but imperishable. It didn't topple the Castro government, didn't force human rights progress and didn't unite the world behind us. Yet failure was no enemy of longevity. There are many reasons for its endurance. But if you're parceling out responsibility, you have to start with a curious invention of the founding fathers that we know as the Electoral College. Without it, our Cuba policy never would have persisted for so many years -- which is a reminder that...
  • Obama to Castro: “Here I Come to Save the Day!”

    12/20/2014 5:45:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Did you notice the timing of President Obama’s economic lifeline to Castro as announced on December 17th under the guise of “changing our relations” with the people (emphasis mine) of Cuba?” No? But you have noticed the price at the gas pumps, right? These two items are closely related ….Oh and by the way, every atom of evidence shows that the actual people of Cuba actually want U.S. sanctions against the Stalinist regime that tortures them tightened. So perhaps President Obama should stop insulting the intelligence of Cuba-watchers by claiming to speak and act on their behalf. Here’s their reaction...
  • The Reagan Void and 2016

    12/19/2014 4:14:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    We all have to suspect that neither Truman nor Ike would have let the Castro brothers write their own ticket as President Obama did Wednesday. We know with certainty that neither JFK, LBJ, RN, Ford, Carter, Reagan, either Bush nor Bill Clinton would have done what President Obama did vis-a-vis Cuba because none of the last nine presidents did so, even though all were confronted with essentially the circumstances: a communist dictatorship exporting revolution throughout Central and South America (and during Carter's years, throughout Africa) while brutally oppressing their own people with complete disdain for basic human rights. We can...
  • This Is What America Has Become

    12/18/2014 2:30:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, what do you want to start with? You want to start with Cuba? Or you want to start with the Sony/North Korea hack? You want to start with showbiz first? All right. Because you know they're linked. They are intertwined. I'll be happy to explain it. I just hope -- well, let me just say at the beginning, my purpose here is not to dispirit anybody. It's quite the opposite in fact. I'm not trying to depress anybody with the take that I'm gonna have on this today. I'm trying actually to wake people up. Not...
  • Are Drone Strikes More Defensible than Torture

    12/17/2014 2:45:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President Barack Obama's policy of targeted drone assassinations. Since 2004, drones have killed an estimated 2,400 to 3,888 individuals in Pakistan alone, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London. An estimated 345 to 553 individuals in Yemen have been killed in drone strikes over the same period. The BIJ reports that the Obama administration has "markedly stepped up the use of drones. Since...
  • Federal judge: Obama’s executive amnesty is unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 2:36:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via WaPo, it’s now officially a mixed-blessings news day for Jeb Bush fans. Two issues here. One: Does Obama enjoy more power to craft policy if Congress is deadlocked between the two parties? Ezra Klein says yes, I say no. Two: How far can Obama go in crafting policy in the name of “prosecutorial discretion”? No one disputes that he can prioritize one illegal immigrant’s deportation case over another’s. If he can do that for one person, why can’t he do it systematically for five million? At what point does “prosecutorial discretion” become unconstitutional legislation by presidential diktat?Judge Arthur Schwab’s...
  • Feds Banish Sex Stereotypes in Classrooms

    12/16/2014 7:00:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The Obama administration is now trying to outlaw single-sex classrooms, a practice that has been growing as parents and teachers see its good results. The Obama administration is discouraging that option in conformity with demands by the feminists who believe in the interchangeability of the genders and insist that schools forbid any deviation from their peculiar belief that there is no difference between male and female. The Minnesota State High School League, which controls policy for all extracurricular activities in all schools, public and private, voted 18 to 1 to outlaw recognition of all sex differences in high-school sports. The...
  • GOP to Obama: We're Writing the Budget Now. Get Used to It

    12/12/2014 9:27:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The nation's divided Congress battled down to the wire this week over its budget for the rest of this fiscal year -- hoping to avoid a government shutdown. The $1.01 trillion spending bill must be passed before midnight Thursday, though at this writing few were placing any big bets on meeting that deadline. Still, Congress has dodged budget deadlines before and may do so again. If for no other reason than to drive a stake through the heart of a bitterly divided, unpopular legislature that can't seem to agree on anything except going home for the holidays. This...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's Hope for a Congress That Works

    12/09/2014 7:02:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month's election and plan strategies for the remaining days of the current Congress and the new one in which Republicans will hold majorities in both houses. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), soon to be chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, spoke with me about the election and his party's strategy going forward. "I think (voters) want to see government respect taxpayers again and respect (government's) limits. And they don't want to see an executive go unchecked ... people want...
  • Obama Now Wants To Make Nice With Congressional Dems

    12/05/2014 8:59:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The Democrats, who were in serious condition after being battered, bloodied and beaten in the midterm elections, are now on the critical list Hillary Clinton, the party's frontrunner for the 2016 presidential nomination, is receiving poor reviews for her performance on the stump, speaking to a half-empty hall at Georgetown University this week. Words like "banal" and "bureaucratic" were used to describe her vacuous, messageless, issue-light speech. At the same time, some Democrats are sensing that the former first lady and secretary of state is an empty suit, with little, if any, executive abilities behind her overinflated resume....
  • Congress Must Fight Back Against Obama's Lawlessness

    12/05/2014 5:35:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Evidence mounts that President Obama is reacting with greater defiance and lawlessness despite Americans' repudiation of his agenda in the November elections, and the word is that Republican leaders in Congress are relaxing their resistance. Isn't it axiomatic that if you reward bad behavior you'll get more of it and that if you punish it you'll deter it? Then why would certain Republicans choose to reward behavior they are on record condemning? I'm talking about not the president's making policy choices we disagree with but which he has constitutional authority to implement. Increasingly, he has become a law unto himself,...
  • Obama's Scandal-Tainted BCGB (Best Chicago Golfing Buddy)

    12/05/2014 4:01:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014? | Michelle Malkin
    In his "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior," George Washington offered this sage advice: "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." Too bad President Obama and his best Chicago golfing buddy (BCGB), Dr. Eric Whitaker, didn't heed our Founding Father's wisdom. The duo's continued intimacy, as the stench of government corruption thickens around them, speaks volumes about our current commander in chief's reckless disregard for his reputation. How close is Obama to the beleaguered doc? They met playing basketball while grad students at Harvard...
  • After He, Racism

    12/04/2014 5:14:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | John Ransom
    For the first post-racial president we’ve ever had, this is working out about just as I expected. The candidate Obama acted responsibly during the election of 2008 when he had to reassure white voters that he was really one of them. Since then has become a radical black activist, parroting the worst features of the cold, racial war that is an ugly and unfortunate feature of American life. The contrast tells us that Obama knows what he’s doing. He exploits race in the same way Elizabeth Warren has, in the same way Al Sharpton has. If Tawana Brawley had been...
  • Now We Can Call It E-Nullify

    12/03/2014 11:36:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Barney Brenner
    It was one of the few federal programs which worked well, did something good for America, and was popular with those using it. So it was just a matter of time before it became another casualty of the Obama administration. To protect the jobs not only of Americans, but also law-abiding immigrants, many of whom devoted years to legally plod the pathway to our country, E-Verify, a method of checking the legal status of job applicants, was established in 1997 to prevent illegal aliens from gaining employment in the US. The reasoning was sound (and should be our approach for...
  • Sounding the Alarms on Obama's Amnesty Agenda

    12/03/2014 11:23:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Now that President Barack Obama announced his intentions to violate the Constitution and grant amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens through executive amnesty, Congress is in a rush to respond. Obama's actions are a threat to the America's democracy, and it is up to the American people to demand enforcement of America's immigration laws. After returning from recess on Monday, conservative Republicans in the U.S. House circulated draft legislation which would stop Obama's plan dead in it's tracks. The language, which was inserted into an upcoming spending bill, uses Congress' power of the purse and expressly prohibits the Department of...
  • Place Your Bets

    12/03/2014 3:50:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | John Stossel
    Want to bet on tomorrow's NFL game between Chicago and Dallas? I do. Newspapers and websites all over America tell their readers that Dallas is favored by three points. That's the "spread" posted by bookies. Millions will be bet on that game, and billions will be bet on other games this weekend -- college football, NBA games, NHL matches, UFC events ... Most of these bets are illegal. This is not a good thing. Recently, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver became the first major professional sports commissioner to endorse legalizing sports betting. In the New York Times, he wrote,...
  • White House: When Obama said he changed the law on immigration, he was speaking “colloquially”

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    After this, the word “colloquially” should be added to the definition of “Kinsleyan gaffe” — i.e. when a politician accidentally tells the truth … colloquially. That’s what Obama did last week when he shooed away a heckler by casually reassuring him that he had changed the law on immigration — which was true. With Congress unwilling to impeach and the next president unlikely for political reasons to cancel Obama’s order, his amnesty will survive as the de facto law of the land until either conservatives win the White House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate or the two parties...
  • How A 96-Year-Old Law Has Jeopardized America's Ports

    12/02/2014 11:56:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Jared Meyer
    Recent slowdowns at West Coast ports, the result of ongoing labor disputes, are jeopardizing the more than $2 trillion in cargo that pass though these ports each year. The slowdowns are not the only way U.S. maritime shipping unions are holding back the American economy. Most Americans have not heard of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, but this piece of antiquated legislation increases costs for American consumers and discourages domestic business investment. The Jones Act is a federal statute that requires all goods transported by water between U.S. ports to be carried on...
  • A Crack in the Dem

    12/01/2014 5:15:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Rich Galen
    In spite of President Obama's bravado in the wake of the mid-term catastrophe that befell Democrats in every geography and at every level, huge cracks have developed in the ranks.To prevent the story line of "Obama Rejected at the Polls" from taking root, the President held a news conference the day after the election, then took off on a multi-nation Asian tour, then made good on his delayed threat to use "the executive order pen" to change immigration law.In the run up to the election the White House was reading the same polling numbers as everyone else. Like a good...
  • Obama’s War on Blacks

    11/30/2014 10:26:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    If you take the best of Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern, the brilliance of Ben Carson, and add a touch of ethnic humor, you get James T. Harris, one of my favorite talk show hosts on the radio today. Broadcasting from the desert in Old Pueblo on 104.1, KQTH in Tucson, AZ, James T. is the quintessential Tea Party conservative, devout Christian and a dedicated father of three – all rolled into one . . . Oh yeah, and he’s black. He’s the kind of guy I hate to argue with, which is why I don’t. I recently sat down...
  • Get Ready for a Two-Year Brawl Between GOP Congress, Obama, and the Last of the Left

    11/28/2014 9:37:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought the bare knuckled, no-holds-barred, midterm elections were rough, the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency will make that look like a Sunday school picnic. Frustrated by the slow, plodding pace of democracy, the Constitution's checks and balances, and the pertinence of Republicans to want a say in their government, Obama's preparing for all out war in next year's GOP Congress. He has taken to writing his own immigration laws, and by implication, erased Article I, Section 1 of our governing document that says "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress...
  • "If You Like Your City, You Can Keep Your City"

    11/26/2014 9:37:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    That split screen of President Obama talking while Ferguson burned was the perfect image of the Obama presidency. On one side of the screen, Obama was asking for calm and praising his Attorney General Eric Holder for the work he did to promote peace and calm. On the other side, Ferguson was under attack- being looted and burned. That’s “the money shot”- the iconic image of the Obama presidency. It was almost as if Obama was saying to Ferguson, “IF YOU LIKE YOUR CITY, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR CITY.” Obama's Ferguson speech turned out to be as truthful as the...
  • Hagel Dismissed, But Not Missed

    11/26/2014 9:01:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Nearly two years ago, these writers urged President Obama to “Chuck Hagel.” Today, it seems, the hapless Secretary of Defense is on his way out. We wish him no ill. And we certainly don’t rejoice in his forced resignation. The timing of his dismissal could hardly be worse. It comes on the eve of another “deadline” in our dealings with an Iran bent on acquiring nuclear weapons. Secretary Hagel never overcame his stumbling debut. A recent poll of national security personnel gave him an abysmal 26% approval rating. And while we...
  • Time to Stop the Moderator Masochism

    11/26/2014 7:30:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On an interview tour for his new book on President Obama, NBC's Chuck Todd told Larry King that his conversations with Obama are "very nourishing." Even after six or seven years of adoration, reporters still sound like then-NBC reporter Lee Cowan admitting in 2008 that being assigned to the Obama campaign made his "knees quake." He wondered if "he could do the campaign justice," since it was "truly historic." With conservatism on the ascent again and Obama's legacy in tatters, it doesn't take psychic powers to guess the 2016 presidential cycle is going to be another brutal campaign for GOP...
  • Obamagration and our Disdainful President (He's not my president)

    11/24/2014 4:20:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Star Parker
    The executive order, which President Obama has issued, granting amnesty to millions of individuals now residing illegally in our country, should make clear the profound disregard our president has for American voters, our constitution, and our two-party system. It might be possible to justify this action if it was addressing a national emergency of utmost urgency or clearly reflected the priorities and wishes of the American people. But neither is the case. Republicans just won a decisive election, giving them control of both houses of congress, interpreted uniformly as a repudiation of the president and his agenda. To totally disregard...
  • How to Rebuke a President (Censure-plus.)

    11/23/2014 4:45:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 1, 2014 | Jay Cost
    For responding to a president who defies his constitutional limits, Congress is said to possess four powers: to impeach, to defund, to investigate, and to withhold confirmation of nominees. But there is a fifth recourse, which the new Republican Congress might consider in view of President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants: the power to censure. In fact, censure could work in tandem with Congress’s other powers, helping the legislature make the moral case for responding to the president’s lawlessness. Presidential censure is a rare occurrence. Most notably, in 1834, the Whig-controlled Senate censured President Andrew Jackson, a Democrat, for...
  • Why Do Leftist Liberals Love to Mislead

    11/23/2014 4:12:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Whether it’s church liberals or political liberals, they have at least one thing in common—they often speak one way, but walk in the opposite direction. A prime example of that character trait comes from “Gruber-gate,” namely the recent scandal about remarks of Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of Obamacare. Mr. Gruber has stated that the bill’s passage was contingent on exploiting the “stupidity” of the American voter. As with Mr. Gruber, most liberals—whether they’re from mainline denominations or liberal evangelical churches, or from the political sphere—believe that the average American is stupid. As they view their world through that prism,...