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  • Shocking video of man's shooting death shows need to win war on violence, authorities say

    05/03/2016 8:17:30 PM PDT · by boycott · 41 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 03, 2016 | Carol Robinson
    28-year-old man gunned down at a Fairfield gas station earlier this month was apparently killed in a dispute over an engagement ring, and the brutal shooting was captured on store surveillance video. Adarius Elon Williams, a father of four who celebrated a birthday the day before he was killed, died April 8 in the parking lot of the Citgo station on Milstead Road. Vincent Washington, 25, and Barbara Washington, 31, are charged with murder in Williams' death. Additionally, Vincent Washington is charged with first-degree kidnapping because the woman who drove him to the gas station said she wanted to leave,...
  • Here Are 7 Reasons Why Donald Trump Could Really Win In November

    05/03/2016 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Milhous · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 05/03/2016 08:09 pm ET | Howard Fineman
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, lives along so many fault lines of American politics that he is especially sensitive to Trump tremors, which he fears could become an earthquake by November. Im concerned, he said. Beating Donald Trump wont be as easy as it might look. Casey is a pro-life, pro-gun Roman Catholic in a state that Democratic consultant James Carville once described as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with Alabama in between. He is also an old-school Democrat and a new-school one: He's pro-union and wary of global trade; he defends Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare and same-sex...
  • CRuz and Obama just screwed millions of us out of Social Security (Vanity)

    05/03/2016 10:59:54 AM PDT · by AuntB · 99 replies
    FR, CNBC, Rollcall ^ | May 3, 2016 | AuntB Vanity
    TED CRUZ just screwed YOU out of your Social Security income...at least he did for me! I was getting widow benefits...but no more! Obama was happy to sign it! [snip]Politicians describe Social Security as "the third rail," meaning that enacting any benefit cuts will kill them politically. But this is precisely what they voted to do under the Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2015. Spouses as well as divorced spouses (who were married for 10 or more years) who reached 62 by Jan. 2 can still collect just their spousal or divorced spousal benefit between 66 and 70 and then take...
  • In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton - And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists...

    11/20/2015 5:33:39 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 100 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-20-2015 | sundance
    November 20, 2015 In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton - And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists... by sundance The latest fear mongering approach from the Globalist GOPe advocates (progressive republicans) is to claim they need to attack Donald Trump because he cannot beat Hillary Clinton. This claim is a total sham intended to hide their ulterior motives and here’s why. First to the substance of the claims – In poll after poll of head-to-head match-ups Donald Trump clearly beats Hillary here are recent examples:Fox News Poll – October Trump beats Clinton 45-40 Minnesota Poll – Trump...
  • Mark Levin Sends Warning to Trump and Rubio

    11/13/2015 8:44:12 PM PST · by mbrfl · 429 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/13/15 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin gave a stern warning to both Donald Trump over his recent attacks on Ben Carson and Marco Rubio for trying to smear Ted Cruz on the Gang of 8 immigration bill, telling them both that their attacks are unacceptable to him. He told Trump that if he continued these reckless personal assaults on Carson, he’d have to affirmatively oppose him. He pretty much said the same to Rubio, pointing out that he simply can’t accept Rubio’s smear attacks on Ted Cruz and that it was his decision to support the Gang of 8 and he would have to...
  • Trump Calls Cruz an ‘Anchor Baby’

    01/29/2016 12:17:36 PM PST · by TBP · 156 replies
    Political Wire ^ | January 29, 2016 | Taegan Goddard
    Donald Trump again claimed that Sen. Ted Cruz may not be a U.S. citizen, The Guardian reports. Said Trump: “He’s an anchor baby. Ted Cruz is an anchor baby in Canada, but Canada doesn’t accept anchor babies, they just waited a long time.” He added: “I think that’s one of the reasons he’s a nervous wreck. Now they’re saying, I think, his career is over, right? How about this, he’s a citizen of Canada and he’s a senator from Texas?”
  • 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone petting the dogs on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. When he was coming down the stairs, thats when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that, Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • He started crying like a little baby: 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 8:55:53 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 54 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/1/16 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone petting the dogs on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. When he was coming down the stairs, thats when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that, Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • Only One GOP Candidate Has Responded to Letter for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime

    04/29/2016 10:23:29 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 16 replies
    The Shawn Hannity Show ^ | 04/29/2016 | Shawn Hannity
    It has been over one month since advocates for the families of victims killed by illegal immigrants issued an open letter to the Republican presidential candidates. The letter seeks their support for a new program which would provide aid to the families suffering from the loss of their loved ones. So far, only one candidate has responded. Maria Espinoza, co-founder and director of the advocacy group, The Remembrance Project, tells Hannity.com that Donald Trump is the only candidate whose office has responded to their open letter and that the candidate will support a national program to assist families of victims...
  • Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet

    04/29/2016 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 38 replies
    cagop.org ^ | 4-289-2016 | Staff
    Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party announced today that Presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver the keynote speech at the CAGOP 2016 Convention Kickoff Lunch Banquet on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.   “We are very excited to have Donald Trump kicking off our weekend convention,” said California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte. “Mr. Trump’s success and experience as an American businessman is a result of his tenacity and unique ability to make any endeavor a triumph. He has built...
  • Trump Ad running in Indiana re Cruz bad trade deals

    04/29/2016 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    kantarmediana.com ^ | 4/28/16 | Donald J Trump
    Here is the ad Trump is running against Cruz in Indiana Indiana AD
  • Alabama House Committee Passes Bill Eliminating Government Marriage Licensing

    04/27/2016 7:45:24 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 57 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 21 April 2016
    On Wednesday, an important House committee passed a bill that would abolish marriage licenses in Alabama and effectively nullify both sides of the contentious debate on same-sex marriage. If passed into law, the bill would essentially remove the state from the business of marriage. Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Bay Minette) introduced Senate Bill 143 (SB143) in February, where it was passed by a 23-3 vote last month.. The legislation would abolish all requirements to obtain a marriage license in Alabama. Instead, probate judges would simply record civil contracts of marriage between two individuals based on signed affidavits. All requirements to obtain...
  • Oxford council rebukes Target bathroom policy with new ordinance

    04/27/2016 5:08:35 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 22 replies
    http://www.annistonstar.com ^ | 04/26/2016 | Zach Tyler
    OXFORD The City Council on Tuesday made it illegal for anyone to use a public bathroom that doesnt align with the gender they were born with. The new law, approved unanimously by the councils members, restricts a persons use of public bathrooms and changing rooms to the facilities designated for use by those of the gender listed on his or her birth certificate. The law applies within both the citys limits and police jurisdiction. After members approved the new city ordinance, Council President Steven Waits read from a prepared statement. Waits said he and the council sought the law...
  • [From November 18, 2015] Cross-dressing man arrested for filming Alabama woman in public bathroom

    04/25/2016 5:46:17 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 69 replies
    Insidenova.com via Yellowhammer News ^ | November 18, 2015 copied onto Yellowhammer 4/25/16 | Insidenova.com via Cliff Sims
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. While visiting a shopping mall in Virginia over the weekend, an Alabama woman realized she was being filmed by a cross-dressing man who was attempting to slip a video camera under the bathroom stall she was occupying. InsideNoVa.com, the web hub for four northern Virginia newspapers, explains: A Fredericksburg man was arrested Monday at Potomac Mills Mall after, police say, he dressed in womens clothes and attempted to film a woman through a bathroom stall the third such incident since May.
  • Bentley scandal: For cut of UA billboard funds, Jon Mason's company served as go-between

    04/20/2016 12:12:05 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 48 replies
    The Birmingham News / al.com ^ | 4/20/16 | Connor Sheets
    The University of Alabama paid a company owned by Jon Mason tens of thousands of dollars this year in connection with billboards the company neither designed nor physically installed. Mason is the husband of Rebekah Caldwell Mason, a former top adviser to Gov. Robert Bentley who resigned from his administration last month amid allegations that she and Bentley had an affair. [Sexual conversation between Rebekah Mason & Governor Bentley caught on tape, link in comments.] University spokesman Chris Bryant told AL.com via email that UA paid Jon Mason's company, JRM Enterprises, $74,450 so far this year "for JRM's coordination of...
  • The untold story of how the secret [Gov.]Bentley-Mason affair recordings went public

    04/18/2016 9:26:09 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 22 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | 4/17/16 | Cliff Sims
    As I drove up U.S. Highway 280, swerving in and out of traffic and making my way from suburban Birmingham toward the citys center, I thought about the events of the past year that had led up to this moment. For many months the hottest rumor in Alabama politics was that Governor Robert Bentley had engaged in a long-running extramarital affair with his senior political advisor Rebekah Mason, a married mother of three. At first the idea seemed so absurd I dismissed it as politically motivated nonsense. Now, here I was, driving toward an obscure Birmingham gas station to obtain...
  • Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules

    04/15/2016 4:55:24 AM PDT · by McGruff · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 15, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The Republican National Committee is expected to debate a proposal next week that would dramatically shift the balance of power at this summers convention and impose a new rulebook for selecting the party's nominee. The proposal, which will top the agenda during a meeting of the Rules panel at the RNCs annual spring meeting in Hollywood Beach, Fla., would fundamentally alter how the convention is conducted, further empowering the delegates to determine the course of the proceedings. It amounts to not just a changing of the rules but of the rulebook itself, with far-reaching implications, potentially impacting whether party...
  • Shoe Company: Obama Admin Pressured Us to Stay Quiet on TPP

    04/13/2016 6:47:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | APR 13, 2016 | JIM SWIFT
    But now the deal is off. The Boston Globe is reporting that U.S.-based shoe manufacturer New Balance has come out hard against the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. The odd thing, though, is that "the Boston company had gone quiet [on TPP] last year." Now, apparently, we know why: New Balance officials say one big reason is that they were told the Department of Defense would give them serious consideration for a contract to outfit recruits with athletic shoes. But no order has been placed, and New Balance officials say the Pentagon is intentionally delaying any purchase. New Balance is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump Slams Obamatrade, Stands up for American Jobs

    06/20/2015 5:15:31 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 81 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump slammed President Obamas trade agreements especially the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) which Obama argued the United States needs in order to better compete with China. However, according to a recent report by Politico, China may be trying to enter the TPP defeating Obamas main argument for finalizing the deal. Of course China wants to join the trade negotiation because the deal is so pathetic and so bad, Trump told Breitbart News. He added that China would continue to take advantage of Americas stupid politicians, who dont know what theyre...
  • Another Libertarian Moment?

    04/13/2016 8:24:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | John Stossel
    The Libertarian Party might get more votes this year. Before the primaries, Time Magazine, frequent pusher of trends that do not exist, put Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) on its cover and called him the "most interesting man in politics." Then Paul fizzled, and pundits said the "libertarian moment," if there ever was one, had ended. But Sen. Paul never ran as a libertarian. He ran as a libertarian-ish Republican, and he wasn't particularly convincing when he got to speak in debates. Americans were unimpressed. But now that, according to ElectionBettingOdds.com, the presidential race will be a choice between Donald Trump...
  • Mark Zuckerberg demos new VR tech at annual event, and makes Trump dig

    04/12/2016 11:21:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Mark Zuckerberg opened Facebooks annual F8 developer conference with a thinly veiled attack on Donald Trump. ....Zuckerberg said that it takes courage to chose hope over fear and criticized fearful voices talking about building walls. He added that immigration was essential to the economic success of the country.
  • Zuckerberg Criticizes Trumps Fearful Voice Calling For Building Walls

    04/12/2016 2:34:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 12,2016 | Pam Key
    Tuesday in San Francisco at the Facebook development conference, Facebook CEO founder Mark Zuckerberg without naming him specifically, blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his proposals to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, and blocking ISIS from using the internet. Zuckerberg said, Now as I travel around the world Im starting to see people and nations turning inward, against this idea of a connected world and a global community. I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as others, for blocking free expression, for slowing immigration, reducing trade, and in some case even cutting access...
  • Some Senate Republicans hesitant to jump on the anti-immigrant bandwagon

    04/12/2016 2:19:51 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    http://www.msnbc.com ^ | 04/05/16 | Amanda Sakuma
    Donald Trumps anti-immigrant revival tour might cause headaches for down-ballot Republicans who are already trying to put space between themselves and the divisive party front-runner. (SNIP) Three Senate Republicans from Latino-heavy states, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Dean Heller of Nevada and Jeff Flake of Arizona, are all well-practiced in the dance of softening tough-talk on immigration enforcement to avoid alienating voters.
  • BREAKING=> Cruz Supporters Stage Coup Try to Dump Phyllis Schlafly After Trump EndorsementBREAKING

    04/12/2016 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 912 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 11th, 2016 6:38 pm04/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    YOU WONT BELIEVE THIS! CRUZ SUPPORTERS ATTEMPT COUP AT EAGLE FORUM! Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo. She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972 when she led the fight to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly is 91 years-old. On March 11, 2016 conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump for President at his St. Louis rally. But not everyone in her organization, Eagle Forum or her family agreed with Phyllis Schlaflys...
  • Stop The Steal

    04/10/2016 6:40:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 88 replies
    As we previously reported Ted Cruz is trying to steal the election using delegates to over ride the will of the people. This is something he claimed he wouldnt do and something the majority of people disagree with. The majority wants the party to unite behind Trump even if he doesnt reach 1,237 delegates. The majority does not want Cruz and his establishment allies subverting the will of the people by way of delegates. The Colorado GOP tweeted this after the big steal. They have since deleted it and now claim they were hacked. It should be noted however that...
  • Trump Camp: Ted Cruz Is The Reason Why Obamatrade Passed

    04/06/2016 10:14:35 AM PDT · by central_va · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | 29MAR16 | Julia Hahn
    The reason why Obamatrade became law is because of Sen. Ted Cruz, said Donald Trumps senior policy advisor Stephen Miller on Mondays program of Breitbart News Daily. Miller who had been working for Sen. Jeff Sessions at the time that Sessions led the conservative opposition to Obamatrade in the U.S. Senate said that Cruzs lobbying effort to fast track President Obamas Trans-Pacific Partnership was the difference maker that enabled fast track to pass. Like Sen. Cruz, Obama had been pushing for fast track to ensure the passage of TPP. Fast track lowers the 67 votes required to pass a...
  • H-1B visas quickly snatched up as critics decry lost American jobs, wages

    04/08/2016 3:13:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/8/16 | Stephen Dinan
    All the countrys visas for high-skilled workers were snatched up in the first week yet again this year, the government reported Thursday, signaling that companies voracious appetites for cheap foreign workers remains unabated despite intense criticism on the presidential campaign trail. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it received more than enough applications to claim the 85,000 visas available under the H-1B program this year and will once again hold a lottery to award the coveted permits. Technology companies, desperate for the workers, said reaching the cap just days after the April 1 application period began should spur Congress to...
  • Alabama Lawmakers Move Forward With Plan to Impeach Gov. Robert Bentley

    04/05/2016 11:48:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 5, 2016 | Corey Siemaszko
    Alabama lawmakers moved Tuesday to impeach their governor nearly two weeks after his squeaky clean reputation was wrecked by allegations that he and a top aide had an adulterous affair. "We're looking at this governor who has essentially betrayed the trust of the people of Alabama," State Rep. Ed Henry said. "This is about the actions and lies that have caused us some doubts about his leadership."
  • STEVE MILLER Drops Bomb on TED CRUZ: He Proposed Legislation to Double Muslim Immigration in America

    04/02/2016 11:21:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 143 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 02, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Steve Miller spoke this morning at the Donald Trump town hall in Racine, Wisconsin. Miller destroyed Ted Cruz on the senators immigration and trade record. Miller pointed out that Ted Cruz supported the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal that will cost the US millions of jobs. Cruz also pushed to expand Muslim immigration into America. This is despite the fact that Obama has issued 68o,000 green cards to immigrants from Muslim countries in the last five years. The Cruz amendment would have doubled the number of Muslim immigrants to America to up to 1.35 million. Steve Miller added, Why is it that...
  • Bye-Bye, Distinct American Culture! The Left's Massive Demographic Shift

    04/01/2016 4:56:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 1, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay. The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press put out this massive research product recently: "10 Demographic Trends That Are Shaping the US and the World," and, if you go into reading these with any kind of a pessimistic attitude, you would be totally within your logical bounds to conclude that the country's done, as you've known it. There's always gonna be an America. But it increasingly looks like it will be less and less like the America that was founded. There will always be a United States, we think. It starts out this...
  • Rebekah Caldwell Mason, and how Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley lost his mind

    04/01/2016 11:46:27 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 1 2016 | Amber Phillips
    After his successful reelection bid in 2014, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley did something that shocked many of his fellow Republicans: He called for raising taxes to shore up the state's budget $500 million in new taxes, in fact. The moment was particularly head-scratching for anyone who had been following his career. It came mere months after Bentley had successfully campaigned on his record of not raising taxes in his first term. "He frankly lost his mind," AL.com reporter Leada Gore told The Fix on Thursday. "He starts throwing out tax increases it's almost as if somebody flipped a...
  • If You Arent Outraged, You Havent Been Paying Attention

    04/01/2016 12:14:48 PM PDT · by central_va · 70 replies
    economyincrisis.org/ ^ | February 29, 2016 | Thomas Heffner
    In recent years the U.S. has been steadily traversing down a path of destruction. While many Americans have begun to open their eyes to Americas plight, most are still oblivious to the factors that led to our downfall. Recently, the media has been touting recovery, but there are numerous urgent changes that need to be implemented before the U.S. can even think that we are emerging from todays recession/depression. The New Depression The economic decline in the United States began long before the official beginning of the recession in December 2007. The U.S. is not merely experiencing a down cycle....
  • Trump calls out Club 4 Growth after Their Trump Attack Ad Titled Math Doesnt Add Up

    04/01/2016 10:46:37 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 1, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Club for Growth released its latest attack ad against Donald Trump. The ad titled Math is running in Wisconsin. In the ad Club for Growth posts a chart showing the candidates delegate count. Then Club for Growth adds Cruz and Kasichs delegates to show (on a chart) Cruz beating Trump. But the ad doesnt add up. 463 + 143 = 608 which is significantly less than 739.
  • 3 Examples of Voter Fraud Across US

    03/31/2016 9:47:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 3/31/2016 | Jason Snead
    With the 2016 election season well underway, millions of voters across the country have already cast their ballots in primaries and caucuses. Republican and Democratic candidates are locked in close races for the highest office in the land, and every vote cast makes a difference.The Heritage Foundations voter fraud database catalogues over 400 cases of proven voter fraud throughout America. Whether it be vote-buying, ineligible voting, false registrations, or fraudulent use of absentee ballots, the database makes clear that voter fraud is a real issue and one that must be effectively addressednot denied, as some voter reform critics have donein...
  • 2nd dummy found hanging by noose in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY - For the second time in a week, the Orthodox Jewish tradition for the Purim holiday has alarmed non-Jewish members of the Spring Valley community. When News 12 went to the home on Wednesday, the doll was found folded over on the porch. The homeowner declined comment. Residents say the doll was hung by children for Purim to symbolize the death of the ancient tyrant Haman and was not meant to offend. Hundreds took to social media after a black-faced doll was found hanging nearby, on Paikin Drive in Spring Valley. Rockland NAACP President Wilbur Aldridge says he...
  • Fair Trade: Ted Cruz Rejects GOP Orthodoxy, Joins Jeff Sessions Populist Revolt

    03/31/2016 5:11:07 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 246 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2016 | Michelle Moons
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz pledges to stand up for fair trade in a new state-wide Wisconsin ad hitting on international trade deals, a signature issue of frontrunner Donald Trumps campaign. Free trade is generally seen as a globalist policy in which restrictions on imports and exports are kept to an absolute minimum. Fair traders, on the other hand, argue that purely free trade can have negative consequences for the citizens of a particular country, especially when it comes to wages and employment opportunities for the lower and middle classes. They recommend that sovereign nations negotiate and implement trade deals...
  • Lawmaker moving to impeach Gov. Robert Bentley amid Rebekah Caldwell Mason scandal

    03/31/2016 3:37:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Alamaba.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Howard Koplowitz
    State Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, is moving to start impeachment against embattled Gov. Robert Bentley amid the scandal engulfing the governor's office surrounding his former senior political adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason. If the House impeaches Bentley, it would bring the governor one step closer to being removed from office by the legislature. House Minority Leader Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, confirmed to AL.com that Henry was planning on bringing the articles of impeachment against the governor as early as next week. Henry could not immediately be reached for comment. Ford said "over half" of the House is in favor of impeachment. A...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The complete Bentley-Mason affair audio recordings and transcripts

    03/29/2016 7:46:43 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 15 replies
    YellowHammer ^ | March 27, 2016 | Cliff Sims
    Then-First Lady Dianne Bentley, suspicious that her husband, Governor Robert Bentley, was having an affair with his senior advisor, Rebekah Mason, on multiple occasions pressed record on her cell phone, left the room, and captured the governor having intimate conversations with his mistress. Included in those recordings, which were obtained by Yellowhammer News, is overwhelming evidence that Governor Bentley and Mrs. Mason had an intense emotional and based on their discussion of past events physical relationship with each other. Governor Bentley has apologized for making inappropriate comments to Mrs. Mason, but has denied their relationship was physical. Transcript...
  • What's News? That Foster Phone Call, Isolationism, The National Enquirer, Wifegate?

    03/28/2016 10:16:25 AM PDT · by patlin · 25 replies
    Diana West ^ | March 25, 2016 | Diana West
    The overload factor may be high, but the answer to my title-question is all of the above and more. 1) "More" includes Jeb Bush's endorsement of Ted Cruz this week, making official the merger between Bush, Inc. and the Cruz campaign, which began when the core of the Jeb Bush campaign finance committee, including the tainted Neil Bush (also globalist Boyden Gray) moved over to Team Cruz. Cruz supporters, from Rush Limbaugh (undeclared) to Kellyanne Conway, explain this as proof of how "True Conservative" Cruz has co-opted GOPe. I don't think so. If that were so, why, as the Texas...
  • Free Trade: Theory vs. Practice

    03/26/2016 10:32:14 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 40 replies
    3/26/2016 | Me
    Free Trade: Theory vs. Practice Economics textbooks by authors of various political persuasions all seem to agree that "free trade" is mostly a win-win no-brainer. And yet, in practice, it seems like free trade may be wiping out the middle class. What is going wrong here? The textbooks explain that when a country engages in free trade, several things happen: There are winners and losers. The losers need to retrain and/or lower their expectations. What the winners win is more than what the losers lose. What people lose when their wages are depressed by globalizing the labor market is more...
  • Whoops! We forgot to include the VAT in the TPP

    03/26/2016 8:59:22 AM PDT · by central_va · 27 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 6/26/15 | Kevin L. Kearns
    Most significantly, the TPP does not address a massive cost to U.S. goods and services that has a chokehold on our export levels: foreign Value-Added Tax (VAT) schemes.
  • Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states

    03/25/2016 9:22:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 25, 2016 12:18 PM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of recovery, while many more have seen only modest gains. [] Wyoming had 3 percent fewer jobs last month than it did in December 2007, when the recession began, the Labor Department said Friday. That is the biggest percentage decline among the states. Alabama's job total trails its pre-recession level by 2.7 percent, followed by New Mexico, where job totals are 2.6 percent lower. Some larger states are also still behind. New Jersey has nearly 1 percent...
  • Rebekah Caldwell Mason speaks on relationship with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, alleges gender bias

    03/24/2016 1:51:01 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Alabama Media Group ^ | 3/23/2016 | Leada Gore
    Rebekah Caldwell Mason, the governor's political advisor whose name has been embroiled in controversy following the end of Robert Bentley's 50-year marriage last year, said allegations she exercises undue influence over government operations are incorrect. In a written statement, Mason said allegations by former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency chief Spencer Collier about her relationship with the governor are an example of "gender bias." "There is no way that man (Collier) would have said what he did...about another man. He only said what he said about my professional abilities because I am a woman. His comments were clear, demonstrated gender bias,"...
  • AUDIO: Alabama Governor Bentleys romantic conversation with mistress

    03/23/2016 10:04:53 PM PDT · by boycott · 77 replies
    yellowhammernews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Cliff Sims
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A clip of the audio recordings revealing Alabama Governor Robert Bentleys illicit affair with a staffer has now surfaced online. Yellowhammer was given exclusive access to the content of audio recordings captured by Dianne Bentley, Governor Bentleys ex-wife, during which Governor Bentley makes sexual advances on and recalls sexual encounters with Rebekah Mason, his former communications director who has since become his most senior external advisor. Mrs. Masons husband, Jon, also serves in the Bentley administration as Director of Serve Alabama, the Governors Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service. ...
  • Federal cash sustains dream of freeway through Ala. woods

    03/23/2016 10:15:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    E & E Publishing ^ | December 23, 2015 | Sean Reilly
    PINSON, Ala. -- At 8 a.m. on a Saturday, the rumble of bulldozers and other earth-moving equipment was already audible in Ardell Turner's modest home in this rural hamlet north of Birmingham. Not far away, they once mined coal. Now state and local leaders are seeking prosperity through one of the nation's largest and priciest road projects. On planners' maps, the Northern Beltline will be a 52-mile, six-lane interstate that will effectively complete a loop around Birmingham, Alabama's largest city. More than a half-century after the Beltline's conception, work on a small segment began last year within a mile of...
  • AL Senate passes bill prohibiting abortion facilities near public schools

    03/23/2016 8:23:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 23, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Tuesday, the Alabama State Senate voted by 27-6 to pass a bill that would prohibit abortion facilities from being within 2,000 feet of a kindergarten-to-8th-grade public school. Under the proposed legislation, existing facilities near a school, such as the Alabama Womens Center for Reproductive Alternatives located near the Academy of Academics and Arts in Huntsville, would be unable to renew their licenses without relocating further away. My hope is that no more in the state would ever open that close to small children, bill sponsor Sen. Paul Sanford, a Republican, declared. Aside from the nature of abortion, Alabama Womens...
  • Cruz push for doubling of immigrants raised again

    03/22/2016 4:52:32 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 24 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/22/16 | PAUL BEDARD
    Plans pushed by GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz under the immigration reform debate in 2013 that would have jumped the number of immigrants, including those from Muslim nations, were raised by the Trump campaign Tuesday. Under the Cruz plan, yearly legal immigration would have gone from 740,000 to 1,675,000. He said his idea was to actually help kill the bill not boost the numbers. "I was introducing a whole series of amendments, in part to demonstrate the hypocrisy of the Democrats. So, for example, the Democrats claimed they were supporting high-tech workers, so I introduced an amendment on that,...
  • Conservative Review column advocates "blacklist" to destroy those who support Trump (Vanity)

    03/22/2016 12:12:24 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Vanity | self
    Conservative Review has reached a new low for conservative publications by advocating a BLACKLIST to destroy those with a different opinion -- those who support Trump. Mark Levin is the editor-in-chief of Conservative Review. His response has simply been that he is not the columnist in question (Amanda Carpenter) so he is not responsible for the articles content. This is not good enough Mark Levin! As editor-in-chief you approved the publication of an enemies list to destroy those with a different opinion. Personal destruction is a tactic of the totalitarian left that shocks the conscience of those who value freedom...
  • Mark Levin Aligns With George Soros to Target Blacklist Phyllis Schlafly and Donald Trump Posted

    03/21/2016 3:47:43 PM PDT · by detective · 338 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 21, 2016 | Sundance
    When candidate Donald Trump announced his candidacy to run for President last year we knew immediately there would be a seismic shift in the political landscape. Those who have followed politics in the last 8+ years suspected the 2016 race would inevitably boil down to Globalists -vs- U.S. Nationalists.
  • Donald Trump reveals foreign policy team in meeting with The Washington Post

    03/21/2016 11:20:02 AM PDT · by jennychase · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/21/2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Donald Trump revealed part of his foreign policy advisory team and outlined an unabashedly non-interventionist approach to world affairs during a wide-ranging meeting Monday with The Washington Post's editorial board.