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  • Supremes Block Voter ID; Decline to hear case

    06/29/2015 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/29/15 | Brian Lilley
    The Supreme Court effectively blocked an attempt by Arizona and Kansas to require voter ID after the high court declined to hear an appeal. By rejecting a joint appeal by the states, the high court left in place a November 2014 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court decided that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal agency that oversees changes to state voter registration procedures, was not required to grant the states' request that proof of citizenship be added to registration requirements. The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to support and enforce...
  • So since they no longer require proof of citizenship to vote, can I vote multiple? ~ Vanity

    06/29/2015 1:44:00 PM PDT · by GraceG · 28 replies
    GraceG
    Since the SCOTUS just decided to throw the last mechanism of actual democratic elections down the tubes, can my many multiple personalities now vote?
  • Great Supreme Court News (for voter fraud and open borders)

    06/29/2015 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 29, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    States not permitted to alter federal voter registration form to require proof of citizenship. The Supreme Court today refused to accept a case which sought to allow states to supplement a federal voter registration form so as to require proof of citizenship to vote. Such proof is particularly important given how freely many states are handing out drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, and the Obama administration’s unilateral implementation of quasi-amnesty deferrals (some of which were stopped in court). It’s just not enough anymore that someone is here legally (or at least, is not being deported) [Snip] This is not just...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Pathé
    Monday’s big election law news came from the Supreme Court’s penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona’s congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case. “Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents,” Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Creation of Arizona Redistricting Commission

    06/29/2015 8:21:22 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/29/2015 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Arizona’s voters were entitled to try to make the process of drawing congressional district lines less partisan. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion in the 5-to-4 decision. She was joined by Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. The case, Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, No. 13-1314, concerned an independent commission created by Arizona voters in 2000. About a dozen states have experimented with redistricting commissions that have varying degrees of independence from the state legislatures, which ordinarily draw election maps. Arizona’s commission is most...
  • Meghan McCain talks marriage equality

    06/29/2015 2:36:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KTAR-TV's Mac & Gaydos Show ^ | June 26, 2015 | Staff
    The Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality has dominated the headlines since its announcement and it's been an issue Meghan McCain, blogger, GLAAD board member and daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has been fighting for since 2008. "It was considered quite scandalous," McCain told Mac and Gaydos on 92.3 KTAR of her coming out in support of same sex marriage seven years ago. "It was the type of thing that got a lot of media attention, a lot of people thought I was crazy and completely out of touch with reality and now, people come out for marriage equality...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Is California trying to take our water?

    06/28/2015 8:42:54 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 28, 2015 | By Tony Davis
    Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva don’t agree on much, but both worry California could take Arizona’s water. The conservative governor and the liberal congressman say Arizona must be vigilant to ensure its drought-parched neighbor doesn’t use federal action to grab some of Arizona’s Colorado River supply. Of particular concern is a California drought bill that’s been quietly negotiated for months in the U.S. Senate. “The secrecy generates concern and nervousness. Nobody I know in Arizona knows what’s in this bill at this point,” says Chuck Cullom, who manages Colorado River issues for the Central Arizona Project,...
  • Iraqi brigadier general flying F-16 that crashed near Douglas

    06/26/2015 3:06:49 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 16 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 25, 2015 | Curt Prendergast
    An Iraqi pilot who has been training in the United States for four years was flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft that crashed in southern Arizona, a spokesman for the Iraqi defense minister said Thursday. "We have no word yet on his fate or the reason behind the crash," Brig. Gen. Tahseen Ibrahim told The Associated Press. "We are in contact with the Americans to get more details." Ibrahim confirmed the pilot is Brig. Gen. Rafid Mohammed Hassan. The fighter crashed about 8 p.m. Wednesday in grassland some five miles away from the Douglas airport during a night training mission,...
  • Iraq confirms its pilot died in Arizona military plane crash

    06/26/2015 3:03:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    BAGHDAD (AP) — The body of an Iraqi pilot whose military plane crashed during a training mission in the United States has been found at the crash site, Iraq’s Defense Ministry said on Friday, as violence continues to strike around the capital, Baghdad.
  • Davis-Monthan AFB: F-16 crashes in Douglas (Arizona)

    06/24/2015 10:48:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    KPHO ^ | 6-25-2015 | Catherine Holland
    n F-16 from the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard has crashed near Douglas close to Arizona's border with New Mexico, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has confirmed.
  • AZ: Gun Friendly Rest Stops (and a snake)

    06/23/2015 6:36:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been doing some traveling the last couple of days, so the output is down.  The scenery has been great, and in getting ready for the trip I encountered the snake pictured above.   I believe it is a red coachwhip, aptly named, as it is so long and slender.  This specimen was about four feet long.  It was sunning itself in a tire track on the way out to the ranch. I find desert wildlife fascinating, and I try not to kill any without good reason.   I stopped, took some pictures, and intimidated the snake off the track...
  • How to Defeat ISIS, According to Ted Cruz (You can smell the fear)

    09/23/2014 4:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Why the senator’s brand of foreign policy is dangerous. The Republican Party is divided on foreign policy. There are “interventionists” like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who want America to more aggressively wage war—either directly or via proxies—in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and beyond. And there are “isolationists” like Rand Paul who worry that if America tries to fix the world’s problems through the barrel of a gun, we’ll become a bankrupt empire rather than a prosperous republic. Then there’s Ted Cruz, who unites both factions by embodying the worst of each. Take Cruz’s position on ISIS. Like McCain...
  • U.S. Senators Call For Arming Ukraine

    06/20/2015 5:25:58 AM PDT · by McGruff · 91 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | June 20, 2015
    U.S. Senator John McCain has again called on the United States to send weapons to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russia separatists in the east of the country. At a press conference in Kyiv on June 20 with two other visiting U.S. senators, McCain (Republican-Arizona) said it would be "disgraceful and shameful" for the West not to act as Russian President Vladimir Putin, in McCain's view, sought to dismember Ukraine. McCain, one of the most vocal supporters in the U.S. Congress on arming Ukraine, said the Ukrainians had "proven they are willing to fight." Speaking alongside McCain, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (Republican-Arkansas)...
  • U.S. top court rules for church in free speech case over signs [Unanimous]

    06/18/2015 12:55:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/18/15 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that an Arizona town violated a local church's free speech rights by preventing it from posting signs notifying the public of its worship services. The court decided 9-0 in favor of Good News Community Church.... ....."Speech discrimination is wrong regardless of whether the government intended to violate the First Amendment or not, and it doesn't matter if the government thinks its discrimination was well-intended," said attorney David Cortman of the Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented the church.
  • COMMENTARY: The Day The Earth Shook in Cochise County

    06/16/2015 11:52:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies
    A major earthquake tremor stopped all the clocks in Tombstone at 3:06 p.m. May 3, 1887. It sounded liked the explosion of dynamite echoing through the town, with the earth shaking violently. People ran screaming into the streets, merchandise and glassware crashed to the floor from their shelves, gaping holes appeared in buildings on Allen Street. A reporter from the Tombstone Prospector newspaper pulled out his watch and counted the 35 seconds the earthquake lasted. Eight minutes later, a second shock of about two seconds; a third shock was hardly felt, about 4:15 p.m. Water spurted up out of the...
  • SpaceX and the Russian Rocket Mess

    06/13/2015 8:55:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | June 12, 2015 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    The first thing to notice is how rapidly Elon Musk's SpaceX is altering the market for government-sponsored rocket launches. Witness how frequently the words "to compete with SpaceX" appear in industry statements and press coverage. To compete with SpaceX, say multiple reports, the United Launch Alliance, the Pentagon's traditional supplier, is developing a new Vulcan rocket powered by a reusable engine designed by Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin. Because of SpaceX, says Aviation Week magazine, Japan's government has instructed Mitsubishi to cut in half the cost of the Japanese workhorse rocket, and China is planning a new family of kerosene-fueled Long...
  • Massive Iran gathering warns of bad nuclear deal with Iran

    06/13/2015 12:16:57 PM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 7 replies
    June 13, 2015 | Keyvan Salami
    Less than three weeks remaining to the June 30 deadline set for the P5+1 to reach an agreement with Iran in negotiations over its nuclear program, tens of thousands of Iranian exiles from across the globe rallied on June 13 raising their voice in protest to the regime in Iran. Over 600 prominent international dignitaries from 69 countries joined the gathering in Villepinte near Paris in support of Iranian opposition calling for regime change in Iran. The keynote speaker of this gathering was Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the umbrella opposition body composed of...
  • An Iranian crowd eager for democracy in Iran

    06/13/2015 10:05:14 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 3 replies
    June 13, 2015 | Keyvan Salami
    Paris – As the June 30 deadline approaches for a final nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, Iranians from all over the world overcrowded Villepinte Hall on Saturday June 13. They were Iranians from all walks of life with different tendencies, gathered in an annual meeting staged by National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). The crowd wore Blue- colored shirts and stayed applauding the speakers for hours, featuring burning desire for freedom and democracy and demonstrating their desperate to topple the ayatollahs in Iran. Hundreds of figures and MPs from the US, Europe, Canada, Australia and the Middle...
  • Former Buena grad relinquishes command.

    06/11/2015 6:29:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — A 1990 graduate of Buena High School — Lt. Col. David A. Thomas — handed command of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion to his successor on Wednesday. Taking over is Lt. Col. Cora D. Henry who assumed command of The Renegades — the battalion’s nickname — at a morning ceremony on Brown Parade Field on the southern Arizona Army post.
  • Sheriff Joe: Democrats using illegals for votes

    06/07/2015 11:48:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    WND ^ | June 7, 2015 | Staff
    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Sunday Democrats are mostly interested in immigration reform because the newly legalized residents will eventually obtain voting rights and will vote for Democrats.[snip] As WND ( previously reported,)Medina is the current secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Medina and Gutierrez served on Obama’s National Latino Advisory Council. During the interview, Arpaio urged Republican president candidates to discuss the issue of drug trafficking when talking about border security. “Ninety-nine percent” of those arrested for bringing drugs into Maricopa County, Arizona are illegal aliens,” according Arpaio.]snip] Stated Arpaio: “Everyone...
  • Was Anti-Islam Rally in Phoenix Unconstitutional?

    06/06/2015 8:45:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Republic | 6/5 | E.J. Montini
    Was Anti-Islam Rally in Phoenix Unconstitutional?(Only link may be posted)
  • Huge Lava Lake Spotted on Moon Orbiting Jupiter

    06/06/2015 3:54:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Business Standard ^ | June 7, 2015 | A US radio telescope has captured images of an enormous lava lake on the surface of Io, one of the
    A US radio telescope has captured images of an enormous lava lake on the surface of Io, one of the moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society (PRAS) reported. "The new images clearly show an enormous lake of lava, fed from the subsoil and which exists permanently," PRAS vice president, professor and scientist Armando Caussade said in a statement. The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona was the one that spotted the mass of lava in the region known as Loki Patera, a volcanic pit measuring approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) in diameter. PRAS spokesman Juan Villafañe...
  • Brittney Griner files to have marriage to Glory Johnson annulled

    06/06/2015 8:38:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/6 | Kate Fagan
    Brittney Griner has filed papers seeking to annul her 29-day marriage to Glory Johnson. "Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage," Griner said in a statement Friday. "I can confirm that today I filed for an annulment. In the week prior to the wedding, I attempted to postpone the wedding several times until I completed counseling, but I still went through with it. I now realize that was a mistake." Despite Griner's statement that the couple had discussed a divorce or annulment, Johnson's agent, D.J. Fisher, said in a statement late...
  • Fort plans birthday luncheon. Public invited to attend June 11

    06/06/2015 9:45:39 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — The community is invited to join Fort Huachuca for lunch in celebration of the Army’s 240th birthday. Although the actual birthday is June 14, the celebratory meal will be served June 11. On June 11, the birthday meal will be served at the Thunderbird Dining Facility from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Service is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Weinstein Dining Facility. Cost of the meal is $9.05. The menus at both DFAC feature T-bone steaks, crab legs and shrimp with assorted side dishes and desserts. The Army continues to serve the United States...
  • Arizona’s Kelli Ward Slams Obamatrade Secrecy: Not ‘The Way Government Should Be Doing Business’

    06/05/2015 2:56:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/5/15 | Michelle Moons
    Obamatrade may play a major factor in a primary in Arizona next year where Sen. John McCain may end up fighting for his political life. State Sen. Kelli Ward, a conservative Republican and family practice physician who’s considering running against McCain, tells Breitbart News exclusively that she doesn’t believe the secrecy surrounding Obamatrade is the way government should operate. “The TPA and TPP are becoming so intertwined and I think we can have a TPP without the TPA,” Ward said of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) it would fast-track—collectively known as Obamatrade. Ward expressed concern over...
  • Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop Arizona Law Telling Women the Abortion Pill Can be Reversed

    06/04/2015 4:58:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | June 4 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business may talk a good game about being choice but another move by the abortion company makes it clear the only choice Planned Parenthood favors is abortion. The abortion corporation has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a new Arizona law allowing women to know that they can change their minds about an abortion with the dangerous RU 486 abortion pill even after the abortion has started. New Arizona law SB 1318 requires that abortionists tell their patients that they could reverse the effects of the RU-486 abortion regimen if they change their mind during the...
  • Intel Buys Programmable Chip Maker Altera In Nearly $17B Deal

    06/01/2015 12:06:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Newsy ^ | 06/01/2015 | Matt Moreno
    The world's largest chip maker just made its largest acquisition ever. Intel is buying programmable chip maker Altera Corporation in a $16.7 billion cash deal with stockholders taking home $54 per share. The merger comes amidst a lag in the personal-computer market, one that Intel's been able to stay above. Intel's first-quarter earnings report in April showed a 3 percent rise in income compared to the same quarter last year. And Intel likely wants to continue keeping its head above water. That's where Altera should help out. A joint press release said Intel's products and manufacturing process will join with...
  • How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

    06/01/2015 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 36 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 6, 2006 | John Dillin
    Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. Years later, the late Herbert Brownell Jr., Eisenhower's first attorney general, said in an interview with this writer that the president had...
  • Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts

    06/01/2015 1:25:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2015 4:03 PM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    The U.S. Supreme Court landed the final blow against an Arizona law that denied bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and are charged with certain felonies, marking the latest in a series of state immigration policies that have since been thrown out by the courts. The nation’s highest court on Monday rejected a bid from metro Phoenix’s top prosecutor and sheriff to reinstate the 2006 law after a lower appeals court concluded late last year that it violated civil rights by imposing punishment before trial. While a small number of Arizona’s immigration laws have been upheld, the...
  • Gun-Free Zones Are Not Safe

    06/01/2015 11:57:44 AM PDT · by brucedavis · 12 replies
    Liberty News Online ^ | 2015/05/31 | Bruce Davis
    I love how this works. Gun-Free zones are becoming the main place where anyone has to worry about getting shot. There are countless examples within the last decade such as FT Hood, DC Shipyard, Various Schools among others where violence occurs and guns are restricted. . While the event in Garland, TX was not a Gun-Free zone, only people with permits can carry guns in TX both concealed or unconcealed. The police had guns and took down the terrorists just a hair too late as one of the guards was struck by enemy fire. Everyone else remained unscathed. The flip...
  • Phoenix protests Islamism

    06/01/2015 11:43:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark S. Hanna
    “We will pay you back today – the event won’t finish without kuffar (infidel) blood. We promise…” So read an ISIS Twitter threat against the organizers and protesters of the Muhammad cartoon drawing and free speech rally May 29 in Phoenix (which, in a twist of irony, is hosting COMICON the same weekend – an event that attracts 80,000 cartoon-loving comic book artists and readers). But in spite of the jihadists’ effort to intimidate, the anti-Islamist gathering went forward successfully, dealing a huge public relations blow to the “big turban, no camels” ISIS devotee while at the same time...
  • U.S. top court declines request to revive Arizona immigration law

    06/01/2015 7:02:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    The Jamestown Sun ^ | 6-1-2015 | Chris Olson
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact a ruling that struck down anArizona law that denied bail to illegal immigrants charged with certain felonies. The justices rejected an appeal filed by Maricopa County and its controversial sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Three of the court's conservative justices, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, said they would have heard the case. Four of the nine justices must agree to hear a case for the court to take it up. The court's action means the October 2014 ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the 2006 law is unconstitutional, is the final word in the...
  • McCain, Paul scuffle amid NSA debate

    06/01/2015 6:06:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Republican Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) faced off late Sunday afternoon, as the Kentucky Republican tried to speak from the Senate floor about expiring provisions of the Patriot Act. McCain and Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) were speaking about the National Security Agency's (NSA) phone "metadata" collection program when Paul tried to ask a question. Coats said he had not yielded the floor to Paul, effectively blocking the 2016 presidential candidate from speaking. Coats then yielded to McCain for a question, instead. "The senator from Kentucky needs to learn the rules of the Senate," McCain said. "Maybe the...
  • Chechnya Threatens to Arm Mexico if U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine

    05/31/2015 12:00:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 26, 2015 | Hayley Richardson
    The Chechen parliament have threatened to send weapons to Mexico in retaliation to the U.S. Congress calling for defensive lethal aid to be sent to Ukraine. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favour of sending arms - the resolution was passed 348 to 48. U.S. senator for Wisconsin Ron Johnson branded it "absolutely necessary" that president Obama provide lethal and nonlethal military assistance to Ukraine, in light of the attacks by Russian-backed rebels on civilians in Mariupol in January. In response, Chechnya's parliamentary speaker Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov said that the U.S. has "no right" to advise Russia...
  • Graham's entry into race could help Rubio, hurt Paul

    05/31/2015 9:57:29 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/31/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Lindsey Graham will formally announce his candidacy for president in his hometown of Central, S.C., on Monday, entering the race with the strongest foreign policy resume of any candidate. Republican strategists give him little chance of winning, but say he could play the role of kingmaker in South Carolina, a crucial early primary state that — with the exception of 2012 — historically picks the Republican nominee. Graham’s bid is designed to push the muscular foreign policy approach that he and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), his close ally, have advocated for years.
  • Where does CNN find these idiots?

    05/31/2015 7:22:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 31, 2015 | Deborah C. Tyler
    On Friday May 29, CNN's New Day show featured Chris Cuomo bloviating about a draw Mohammed free speech gathering in Arizona. He said the contest was not a freedom issue, because the right to free speech is certain, but rather a moral issue. He likened the contest to the use of the N-word. In fact, use of that word is selectively defined as hate speech. And moral or not, under those laws, it is illegal. Cuomo and Pamela Geller got into shouting match over that analogy. Cuomo went on to opine that the other real problem with the event, in...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • Phoenix Mayor Slams "Draw Muhammed" Contest As "Purposely Provocative,Divisive Behavior"

    05/30/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    During the May 29th airing of CNN’s OutFront with Erin Burnett, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D) described the “Draw Muhammad” contest as “purposely provocative” and a demonstration of “divisive behavior.”
  • Biker Thugs Converge On Arizona Mosque Armed Looking For War (No bias here!)

    05/30/2015 4:20:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Recently, Texas has reclaimed its cherished position as the nation’s “epicenter of right wing-extremism” with a few specifically bizarre occurrences that epitomize exactly what “right-wing extremism” means. But now, the Texas-size extremism is spreading to Arizona and it includes Texas-style armed biker thugs, conspiracy theorists, and anti-Muslim sentiments that set Texas apart as right-wing extremist central. About a month ago anti-Muslim hate-freak Pamela Geller and her acolytes, none of whom comprehend that America is not a Christian theocracy, converged on Texas to insult and incite anger in the American Muslim community with a cartoon contest intended to mock the Muslim...
  • Pat Dollard Gets Final Stmt From PHX Mosque Rally Organizer Before He Goes Into Hiding (update #12)

    05/30/2015 1:49:27 PM PDT · by AlbertRoss · 26 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 05/30/2015 | Pat Dollard
    I was at the Phoenix mosque rally briefly last night and caught sight of its organizer, retired Marine Jon Ritzheimer. He was sweating, exhausted and removing his body armor outside of the vehicle he was in a hurry to get into to leave. I introduced myself. As we started talking, we both quickly realied that we had been in Ramadi with the same unit (me as an embedded filmmaker) at about the same time, which is to say, both of us have been in the streets battling Al Qaeda/ISIS jihadis long before doing a civil version of it this night...
  • {LIVE THREAD} Islamists Promise ‘Kuffar Blood’ Will Spill at Phoenix ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest

    05/29/2015 1:16:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 597 replies
    breitbart ^ | May 29, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Breitbart News previously reported that former Marine Jon Ritzheimer and fellow bikers will be holding a “Draw Muhammad” contest Friday night at 6 p.m. Islamists now warn participants not to bring their children with them if they love them, promising blood spill if Muhammad is drawn.According to Gateway Pundit, “Islamists have promised to murder the attendees [at the contest] tonight in Phoenix.” GP shows screenshots of various tweets from @DAWLATNAH–some with an ISIS flag avatar and others with an Islamic cleric avatar. One tweet, sent May 28 at 10:14 pm from an account that has since been suspended, says, “WARNING...
  • Tense standoff outside US mosque over Mohammad cartoon protest

    05/30/2015 7:45:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | 05/30/2015
    Phoenix (AFP) - Anti-Islam protesters -- some of them heavily armed -- faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a US mosque, in a tense but peaceful standoff. About 200 demonstrators from each group stood outside the mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, where a biker crew had said they would hold a Mohammed cartoon contest. Dozens of officers lined up between the two sets of protesters, using yellow police tape to separate them near the gates of the Islamic Community Center mosque in north Phoenix. "Stop Islam" was among the slogans on placards held by bearded bikers, one of whom wore...
  • US Senator McCain wants to arm Vietnam in case of 'crisis' with China

    05/29/2015 11:31:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    CNA/kk ^ | 30 May 2015 | Jack Board
    US Republican Senator John McCain has called for the gradual removal of the country's lethal arms embargo on Vietnam "as soon as possible". Senator McCain made the remarks on Saturday (May 30) on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue, arguing that Vietnam needs to be given the means to further deter "assertive behaviour" by Beijing in the South China Sea. "We'd like to see them have great capability, particularly with weapons that are defensive in nature, that could be used in the case of a crisis situation between Vietnam and China," he said.
  • Arizona State has doubled tuition, finds $500K to give to Clintons

    05/30/2015 12:18:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 5/28/15 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    While Arizona State University has almost doubled its tuition over the past 10 years amid claims that it needs more state money, the school somehow had the funds to give half a million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. According to The Arizona Republic, the public university paid $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation to host the former president-Bill Clinton; former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and their daughter, Chelsea, during a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) event in 2014. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Bill’s wife, is the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential race. Mark...
  • FNN: Free Speech Rally at Phoenix Mosque

    05/29/2015 7:30:58 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 65 replies
    Fox 10 Phoenix ^ | May 29 | Fox News AZ
    LIVE: Watch Protesters at Phoenix Mosque,
  • ISLAMISTS THREATEN AZ Mohammad Cartoon Protesters!

    05/29/2015 6:55:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    They’re threatening a bloody attack!….. Armed bikers are planning an anti-Islamist protest on Friday at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Jon Ritzheimer, the event’s organizer, shown here in a t-shirt that will be sold ahead of the planned protest. The protest is called Freedom of Speech Rally Round II. Two pro-ISIS terrorists were shot dead outside the Garland, Texas Draw Mohammad Contest in early May. The two terrorists attended the mosque in Phoenix. Jihadists Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson were shot dead when they tried to ambush the Texas “Draw Mohammad Contest.” ISIS took credit for the attack....
  • ARIZONA: Bikers plan armed anti-Islam protest outside mosque that hatched the two Garland....

    05/29/2015 4:35:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    barenakedislam.com ^ | may 27, 2015 | barenakedislam
    FULL TITLE: ARIZONA: Bikers plan armed anti-Islam protest outside mosque that hatched the two Garland, Texas would-be Muslim jihadist assassins On Friday, May 29, 2015, a group of bikers in Arizona plan to host an anti-Islam demonstration outside of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. Dubbed as “Freedom of Speech Rally Round 2,” a reference to American blogger Pamela Geller’s ‘Draw Muhammad’ cartoon contest in Garland, Texas earlier this month, the event, organized on Facebook, is described as a “response to the recent attack in Texas where 2 armed terrorists with ties to ISIS, attempted to kill a bunch of...
  • Muhammad cartoon contest planned for Phoenix anti-Islam rally (Friday)

    05/28/2015 9:50:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    abc15.com ^ | Jon Erickson
    An anti-Islam rally in Phoenix on Friday will feature a Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest. The scheduled location is outside the Islamic Community Center in north Phoenix. The gathering comes less than a month after a similar event in Texas sparked gunfire that left three people, including two Phoenix men, dead. The organizer said he had to do “something” because he does not want Islam spreading in the U.S. “We’re just out utilizing our First Amendment,” the organizer, Jon Ritzheimer, said. *snip* He is urging attendees to be peaceful once again, but the Facebook page for the event warns people to come...
  • A Proposal for an Immigration Executive Order to Build a Border Wall

    05/26/2015 11:20:12 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 10 replies
    Attorney Website ^ | May 26, 2015 | James C. Wolf
    President Obama can flex his presidential power issuing Executive Orders regarding immigration. I propose the most urgent presidential mandate should be to build a border wall. As an immigration attorney based in California, I would benefit from the government ignoring the border and creating millions of new clients for my firm. But as an American, I want the Government to protect our soil and my family from threats coming across our southern border. Drug mules and Islamic State terrorists should not be able to waltz into the US. Therefore I have drafted a proposal, and an effectively free funding plan,...