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  • Trump Declares Victory on Immigration as Obama Admits Some Illegals Are ĎGang Bangersí

    07/02/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/01/15 | Alex Swoyer
    President Obamaís admission that some ďgang-bangersĒ are crossing Americaís southern border sparked a direct response from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has been criticized for his remarks on illegal immigration during his official campaign announcement. ďMr. Trump has repeatedly provided additional context to his remarks from June 16th, 2015 during which he addressed the severely detrimental effects of illegal immigration and described some of the issues that are brought to the United States as a result, much like President Obama has done today,Ē reads Trumpís press release. ďThere are few occasions on which I agree with statements made by...
  • DEAR AMERICA: Here's why everyone thinks you have a problem with guns(?)

    07/01/2015 8:59:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 6/28/2015 | Matthew Speiser
    Other countries don't have America's gun problem. Here, we take a look at the data that shows why America is so unlike the rest of the world when it comes to the popularity and the abuse of guns. We'll look at the role that policymakers play in the gun-control debate, and we'll look at what can be done (if anything). It isn't pretty, but it's important. Hundreds of thousands of American lives hang in the balance.
  • Iím a gun-owning American but I hate the NRA

    07/01/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 72 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary ďPlease stay on the line. . .Ē from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: ďDid I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?Ē The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I...
  • UK Police Withheld Report of Muslims Raping White Schoolgirls to Prevent ĎRacialí Tensions

    07/01/2015 7:17:02 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    Sons Of Liberty ^ | 6/27/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    West Midlands Police, Britainís second largest police force, withheld a report about gangs of Pakistani Muslim men kidnapping, raping, and pimping out young white girls in case it inflamed Ďracialí (What Ďraceí is Islam?) tensions ahead of a General Election, it was revealed today. Police and social workers in the South Yorkshire town were accused of being too concerned about being labeled Ďracistí to speak out about the crimes involving 1,400 young white Christian children. UK Daily Mail: Yesterday, it emerged that the massive inquiry into the Rotherham sex abuse scandal could run until at least 2018 and has so...
  • A Spanish investigation into the Russian mafia 'could change the narrative of Putin in the West'

    07/01/2015 4:26:25 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 21 replies
    BUSINESS INSIDER ^ | 30 Jun 15 | Natasha Bertrand
    (Reuters) Vladimir Putin with Jose Maria Aznar, then Spain's prime minister, at Moncloa Palace on June 13, 2000. One of Russia's largest organized-crime syndicates allegedly operated out of Spain for more than a decade with the help of close allies of President Vladimir Putin, then the deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, Bloomberg reports. Prosecutors in Madrid have filed a 488-page petition to charge 27 people with money laundering and fraud in connection to the St. Petersburg-based Tambov crime syndicate's setting up shop in Spain in 1996. Vladislav Reznik, now the deputy head of the finance committee in Russia's lower house...
  • Whoís Ďgodlessí now? Russia says itís U.S.

    06/29/2015 3:13:51 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 2014 | Marc Bennets
    MOSCOW ó At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a ďgodless nation.Ē More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West. ďMany Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values,Ē Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. ďPolicies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in...
  • Sanctions against Russia: new toilet paper with text of ĎWestern sanctionsí launched

    06/29/2015 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Astralike · 8 replies
    Joinfo.com ^ | 30/06/2015
    The Russians responded to the sanctions against Russia. A group of Siberian entrepreneurs have started selling toilet paper featuring the text of the sanctions imposed against Russian Federation by the European Union and the United States.
  • Little love in media for Cruz's trade 'flip flop'

    06/27/2015 9:37:18 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23 2015 | T Becket Adams
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, found little love in the press Tuesday after he reversed course on his previous support for a bill that would grant President Obama "Fast Track" authority to approve major international trade bills The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said in an op-ed that he changed his previous position on Congress' Trade Promotion Authority because the legislation had become too enmeshed in backroom deals and corruption. Both left- and right-leaning media immediately branded his announcement as an all-too-obvious political flip-flop.
  • Bishop Fears Extremist Jews Pose Increasing Threat to Christians in Israel

    06/26/2015 4:56:43 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 24, 2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Bishop Fears Extremist Jews Pose Increasing Threat to Christians in Israel After Church Attack at Site Where Jesus Performed Miracle Christian Post June 24, 2015 A Roman Catholic bishop in Jerusalem says he's afraid that Jewish extremists are now posing an increasing threat to Christians in the Holy Land after an arson attack last Thursday at a local church in Tabgha, an area believed to be where Jesus performed the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000. The warning "all idols will be smashed" ó an extract from a Jewish prayer ó was also sprayed in red paint on...
  • Israel Uncooperative After Historic Church in the Holy Land Burned, Vandalized

    06/25/2015 6:53:54 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The state of Israel is blocking the release of details on the recent arson attack against a historical Catholic church by the Sea of Galilee, namely the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish in Tabgha. It resides at the site where Christ miraculously multiplied loaves and fish to feed 5,000 people.Aside from being damaged by the fire, the church was also vandalized with Hebrew graffiti messages such as "Death to non-Jews" and "False idols will be eliminated." The incident marked the second time since last year the building has been attacked.Sixteen Jewish seminary students were arrested,...
  • Zarif to join N-talks on Saturday (3 days before deadline)

    06/26/2015 9:56:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    MNA ^ | Thu 25 June 2015 - 12:38
    TEHRAN, Jun.25 (MNA) Ė Iranís Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will depart for Vienna on Saturday, June 27th, to attend the nuclear talks. US Secretary of State John Kerry will also fly to Vienna on Friday to take part in the nuclear talks ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline Iranís Deputy FMs Seyed Abbas Araghchi and Majid Takht Ravanchi have hold meetings with 5+1on drafting a final agreement on Wednesday. The deadline for Iran and 5+1 to finish writing the text of the final agreement is June 30. However, Iran has announced recurrently that its goal is achieving a...
  • Mark Levin Praises House Conservatives Who Threaten to Side with Democrats to Oust Boehner

    06/25/2015 10:19:21 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop/Mark Levin ^ | 6/24/2015 | Mark Levin
    This is an interesting clip from Levin on ousting Boehner. Link to The Right Scoop
  • Citizens United Poll: Trump Surges, Rubio Collapses (Cruz a strong third place)

    06/24/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 24, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Results of a new poll show that Americans are fed up with career politicians and the establishment Republican base. In a Citizens United poll, Dr. Ben Carson came out as the top pick out of 2016 GOP presidential candidates. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second by just .1 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) came in third at 15.9 percent, and real estate mogul Donald Trump came in at fourth place with 13.1 percent. Citizens United, an organization for limited government, surveyed its members across America to find out whom they are currently supporting in the full field of GOP...
  • Naming of the new (third) party

    06/23/2015 10:24:31 AM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 89 replies
    Vanity
    Since a name seems to be everything, it is about time to give a name to a third party for constitutional conservatives to rally around. The Dimwit and RINO GOP-E parties are not doing service to the consitution they swore to uphold. While we're at it, let's add a platform and principles this party should stand for.
  • Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obamaís Trade Agreement

    06/11/2015 6:00:58 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 80 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Jun 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obamaís executive authority when it comes to immigration matters. The mainstream media covered the Wikileaks document dump extensively, but did not mention the immigration chapter contained within it, so Breitbart News took the documents to immigration experts to get their take on it. Nobody has figured how big a deal the documents uncovered...
  • EXPERTS: OBAMATRADE LIKELY TO DEVASTATE AMERICAN WORKERSí EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS IF CONGRESS PASSES IT

    06/17/2015 3:25:36 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 34 replies
    Beietbart ^ | 6-17-2015 | Alex Swoyer
    According to Public Citizen, a non-profit organization, President Obamaís Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would drastically extend President Bill Clintonís North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from 1994 ó which has been widely criticized for costing millions of Americans their jobs.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump Slams Obamatrade, Stands up for American Jobs

    06/20/2015 5:15:31 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump slammed President Obamaís trade agreements Ė especially the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ė 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 Ė defeating Obamaís main argument for finalizing the deal. ďOf course China wants to join the trade negotiation because the deal is so pathetic and so bad,Ē Trump told Breitbart News. He added that China would continue to take advantage of Americaís stupid politicians, who donít know what theyíre...
  • GOP Leadershipís Latest Ploy Revealed: Small Business Tax Hike That Violates GOPís Anti-Tax Pledge

    06/14/2015 6:24:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14th, 2015 | by Alex Swoyer
    Establishment Republicans desperately trying to secure the passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would give President Obama fast-track authority to secure congressional approval of at least three secretive trade deals, are now willing to increase taxes on small businesses in a way that would violate a pledge almost every Republican Congressman has taken when elected into office. To secure final passage through Congress of a package that would include TPA fast-track authorityówhich would ensure finalization of the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), among other dealsóthe House would...
  • WikiLeaks Releases More of ObamaTrade Draft Altering Healthcare, Halting Medicare Reform

    06/12/2015 5:11:54 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 25 replies
    .breitbart.com ^ | 10 Jun 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    WikiLeaks is releasing another part of President Obamaís Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The Healthcare Annex, according to WikiLeaks, ďseeks to regulate state schemes for medicines and medical devices. It forces healthcare authorities to give big pharmaceutical companies more information about national decisions on public access to medicine, and grants corporations greater powers to challenge decisions they perceive as harmful to their interests.Ē
  • Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obamaís Trade Agreement

    06/10/2015 1:34:32 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 10, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obamaís executive authority when it comes to immigration matters. The mainstream media covered the Wikileaks document dump extensively, but did not mention the immigration chapter contained within it, so Breitbart News took the documents to immigration experts to get their take on it. Nobody has figured how big a deal the documents...
  • Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama's Trade Agreement

    06/10/2015 11:05:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obamaís executive authority when it comes to immigration matters. The mainstream media covered the Wikileaks document dump extensively, but did not mention the immigration chapter contained within it, so Breitbart News took the documents to immigration experts to get their take on it. Nobody has figured how big a deal the documents uncovered...
  • Dem Operative Rallies Conservatives Against "Obamatrade"

    06/16/2015 7:55:49 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 11, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Self-described progressive Democrat Curtis Ellis finds receptive ears on conservative blogs and talk radio. A leading voice against a pending Asian free trade agreement is tailoring his message to the countryís grassroots conservatives, but until recently he described himself as a progressive and worked for union-backed Democrats.
  • Progressive operative Curtis Ellis surfaces again as free-trade attacker.

    06/15/2015 9:15:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    RedState ^ | June 11th, 2015 | Moe Lane
    Look, I understand that people have problems with TPA/TPP. Fine. I‚Äôm not here to change people‚Äôs minds; I make rhetorical weapons for other people to use. That‚Äôs what I am reasonably good at, and I let other people be the silver-tongued devils that go out and convert folks. However: please do not be stupid. And ‚Äėstupid,‚Äô in this context, very much includes ‚Äėwilling to let people manipulate your opinion without looking them up first.‚Äô A leading voice against a pending Asian free trade agreement is tailoring his message to the country¬ís grassroots conservatives, but until recently he described himself as...
  • Influential Anti-Tax Group Okays Key Trade Measure

    06/16/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 16, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Curtis Ellis is a long-time Democratic communications aide who runs ObamaTrade.com, a project of the American Jobs Alliance. The site promotes conservative opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but Ellis is a self-described progressive. A three-time Democratic congressional candidate funds the site. Ellis on Monday criticized Republican TPP supporters for violating Americans for Tax Reformís no-tax pledge due to a provision that raises penalties for businesses that fail to file 1099 tax forms from $30 to $50.
  • Jake Tapper Lists 45 Times Hillary Pushed Trade Bill She Now Appears to Oppose

    06/16/2015 11:18:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 16, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Peter denied Jesus three times but Hillary Clinton appears to have a much more difficult task; she is going to have to deny herself at least 45 times. Last Friday, Hillary Clinton's spokesperson, Karen Finney, appeared on CNN's The Lead and exasperated Jake Tapper by continuing to avoid avoid answering the important question as to whether her boss still supports or opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill in Congress. Not a smart†move in the long run because yesterday Tapper struck back by listing in detail, with her own quotes, 45 times that Hillary pushed the trade bill over the years....
  • Rep. Kinzinger: Drudge and ObamaTrade.com spreading misinformation

    06/21/2015 9:33:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | June 19, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger this week blamed misinformation from sites like ObamaTrade.com and other sites like Drudge Report that pass along those links for distorting information about trade legislation, including bills on trade promotion authority, trade adjustment assistance and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive trade deal that has yet to be finalized. (emphasis mine)
  • Drudge headline: Ryan snaps: you'll read Obamatrade after we pass it!

    06/11/2015 5:23:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 232 replies
    Drudge ^ | 11 Jun 15
    ďItís declassified and made public once itís agreed to,Ē Ryan said of Obamatrade in Rules Committee testimony on Wednesday during questioning from Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) .
  • PAUL RYAN UNCHAINED: LASHES OUT AT BREITBART, DRUDGE, ĎDONíT BELIEVE EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNETí

    06/11/2015 9:21:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 137 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6-11-2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    FULL TITLE: PAUL RYAN UNCHAINED: LASHES OUT AT BREITBART, DRUDGE, ĎDONíT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNETí You know youíre losing when youíre reduced to attacking the Internet. House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan is now attacking the Web, proving he shouldnít be trusted by Republican members of Congress to tell the truth about controversial trade legislation. In an appearance Thursday on Fox and Friends, Ryan criticized Breitbart News and other conservative media including the highly influential Drudge Report, which have revealed the immigration and climate change provisions within President Obamaís trade agenda. ďLetís talk about...
  • Team Obamatrade Planning Tricky Effort to Sneak Export-Import Bank Reauthorization into Deal

    06/18/2015 5:55:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/18/15 | Matthew Boyle
    In the final hours before the House votes on a new leadership-concocted scheme to sneak Obamatrade past the American public, itís been revealed that pro-Obamatrade forces are now aiming to sneak a renewal of the highly controversial Export Import Bank into the deal to secure Senate passage later if the House passes it on Thursday. ďI and all the other members there are looking for a guarantee Ö for a deal to be good itís got to have enforcement, TAA, I think itís got to have Ex-Im reauthorization,Ē Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat whoís angling for this in the deal,...
  • Leading Anti-íObamaTradeí Activist Is a Longtime Democrat Political Operative

    06/15/2015 9:32:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | June 11, 2015 - 11:25 am | Debra Heine
    Although he has been embraced by a number of noted conservatives, right-leaning websites and at least one conservative talk show host, one of the leading voices against the free trade agreement known as ‚ÄúFast-Track‚ÄĚ is actually a left-wing operative who has worked for union-backed Democrats. By tailoring his disinformation to appeal to conservatives, the career Democrat operative is attempting to make the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) toxic to Republicans.Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon looked into the group behind the anti- TPP website, ObamaTrade.com, and found it is funded by Curtis Ellis, the progressive three-time...
  • Fox's Andrew Napolitano for President?

    06/16/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by lward99 · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/16/15 | Matthew Disler
    As Jeb Bush announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, a conservative political action committee released an open letter urging Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano to run as a third-party candidate if Bush and Hillary Clinton are their partiesí nominees. ďThe Democrat and Republican brands have become Ďtwo wings of the same bird of prey,í as you yourself have pointed out, which is why the American People deserve an alternative choice in the coming presidential election,Ē reads the letter from Constitutional Rights Political Action Committee Chairman Larry Ward. The letter concludes, ďAbove all, we need a President...
  • The Real Reason GOP Talking Heads are Attacking Trump (great article!)

    06/18/2015 4:34:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 129 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 6/18/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    Well. This is telling. One of the striking aspects of Donald Trumpís announcement that he is running for president is the vehemence of his critics Ė on the conservative side. The normally even-keeled Dana Perino almost foamed on the set of Fox Newsí ďThe FiveĒ as she fumed about Trumpís line that he would not only build a wall that only he could build along the Mexican border but he would make the Mexicans pay for it. Over at National Review the normally astute Kevin Williamson went off not just the deep end but the very, very deep end in...
  • Donald Trumpís ĎMexican Rapistsí Rhetoric Will Keep the Republican Party Out of the White House

    06/18/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17 | Jonathan Capehart
    In the 45-minute ďfestival of narcissismĒ that was Donald Trumpís rambling presidential announcement, one particularly nasty passage proved him to be a menace to the Republican Party. It was the one about Mexican immigrants. The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody elseís problems. [Applause] Thank you. Itís true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, theyíre not sending their best. Theyíre not sending you. Theyíre not sending you. Theyíre sending people that have lots of problems, and theyíre bringing those problems with us. Theyíre bringing drugs. Theyíre bringing crime. Theyíre rapists. And...
  • Ryanís ĎMisperceptionsí on Trade Deal Unveiled, Reports Suggest

    06/17/2015 6:59:02 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 17,2015 | Alex Swoyer
    House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) joined NPR Wednesday with Steve Inskeep to stress why he says itís important for Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which grants President Obama fast-track trade authority. With TPA, Congress cannot issue any amendments to trade agreements and merely gets an up or down vote on a final trade deal. Ryanís go to remark when first questioned about TPA or the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ė which is part of three trade deals currently being negotiated Ė is he needs to clarify ďmisperceptions.Ē ďWeíre not considering the TPP, the Trans-Pacific...
  • John Boehnerís Tawdry Character

    06/16/2015 3:57:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 17 replies
    Tea Party Army ^ | 2015 | Charles Benninghoff
    Itís not new. Blackmail, extortion, and dirty pool in politics have, like disease-ridden ticks, found easy hosts for decades. J. Edgar Hoover had dirt on everyone who stepped across the line. The Mafia had dirt on him Ė he was a closet homosexual. All came to mind recently when Ohio Republican Congressman John Andrew Boehner, the 61st and current Speaker of the House, allowed Obama to push through the far-reaching and disastrous ďCRomnibusĒ budget bill. The Political Insider expressed its astonishment this way: ďWhy, after a massive Republican landslide victory on election day, would Boehner act in such a strange...
  • ďRent a CrowdĒ Company Admits Politicians Are Using Their Service

    06/16/2015 10:33:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    LibertyChat.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Ian Cioffi
    Did you listen to Jeb Bush make his announcement yesterday? Did you hear loud cheers from a crowd that seemed excited at the prospect that there could be another Bush as President? Was I the only one confused? I donít know one person who doesnít threaten to leave the Country if itís Bush vs Clinton for President again. Canít imagine folks actually excited and cheering for Jeb. It got me wondering, would someone like Jeb, or another candidate thatís been struggling like he has, hire a crowd? Pay people to attend their rallies to make them seem like their gaining...
  • Is Free Republic under Digital-Astroturfing Attack?

    06/14/2015 2:48:41 PM PDT · by Isara · 259 replies
    June 14, 2015 | Isara
    We heard the news about Hillary's fake Twitter and Facebook followers and her operatives pretending to be her regular supporters. Is it possible that it also is happening right here on Free Republic Web site? Free Republic is a premier Conservative site. Most of us know who, among the presidential candidates, is the most Conservative. Our candidate happens to be effective in his campaigning also. Our enemies know that and fear him the most. Naturally, Free Republic is turning into a battleground. We don't know who they are: other Republican campaign operatives, GOPe, Hillary's camp, Democratic operatives, union thugs, Castro...
  • The Triumph of Occupy Wall Street

    06/10/2015 8:25:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 10, 2015 | Michael Levitin
    The movement that began in Zuccotti Park didn't disappearóit just splintered and regrouped around a variety of focused causes.On her first campaign stop in Iowa in April, Hillary Clinton struck a decisively populist tone, declaring that ďthe deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.Ē Later, she sharpened her rhetoric on income inequality by comparing the salaries of Americaís richest hedge fund managers with kindergarten teachers. Clinton isnít alone. Democratic presidential challenger Bernie Sanders has spent the spring railing against the excesses of Wall Street greed while calling for a financial transactions tax and a breakup of...
  • Ex-US Intelligence Officials Confirm: Secret Pentagon Report Proves US Complicity In Creation

    06/08/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/8/15 | Tyler Durden
    Two weeks ago, courtesy of the investigative work of Nafeez Ahmed whose deep dig through a recently declassified and formertly Pentagon documents released earlier by Judicial Watch FOIA, we learned that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad. In his words: "According to the newly declassified US document, the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the ĎIslamic Stateí as a direct consequence of the strategy, but described this outcome as a strategic opportunity to ďisolate the Syrian regime.Ē Now, in a follow up piece to his stunning original investigative report...
  • HILLARY CAN'T CONSTITUTIONALLY BE ELECTED PRESIDENT - OR VICE-PRESIDENT EITHER

    06/23/2004 9:09:44 AM PDT · by ServesURight · 179 replies · 1,695+ views
    Jon Christian Ryter ^ | 06/23/04 | Jon Christian Ryter
    Even before his term of office expired at noon on January 20, 2001, President William Jefferson Clinton was quietly querying friendly members of the U.S. Supreme Court to see if they would be inclined to rule that the 25th Amendment prevented a president from serving more than two terms in the White House, or if there might be five justices on the high court who could be legally persuaded that the 25th Amendment didn't exclude the president from serving more than two terms, only that it prevented him from serving more than two consecutive terms. If the Justices could be...
  • GOP Legislators Concerned About Loans Made By Walker's WEDC

    06/06/2015 9:20:00 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    5/22/2015 | Matthew Defour
    There has been a complete dismissal by some that the dubious management of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp, created by Gov. Scott Walker has led to a new investigation. Characterized a " partisan witch hunt" by his defenders, the reality is that GOP legislators have serious concerns about how unsecured loans were made and never repaid. In addition, GOP prosecutors, as well as the bypartisan audit team, soundly refute that dismissal. GOP legislators removed Walker as Chairman of the WEDC earlier this week. Here is a link to an article outlining GOP concerns on one of those loans, which is...
  • Ferguson Protesters Were Promised Up To $5,000 A Month To Protest, Demand Payment

    05/26/2015 6:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    HNGN ^ | May 26, 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) group reportedly promised to pay protesters $5,000 per month to stir up civil unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer.Last year's protests in Ferguson, Missouri were attended by hired protesters who were promised thousands of dollars per month to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement, but the hiring organization never paid those protesters, and now they are speaking out. The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) group, which succeeded the now-bankrupt St. Louis branch of the Association of Community Organizations...
  • People for the American Way's Sanchez Says GOP Needs Accountability in Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

    05/19/2015 10:07:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | Michael Oleaga
    Latin Post presents "Turnout," a series featuring leading Latino politicians, government leaders and advocacy groups discussing and debating the most important issues facing the Latino voting bloc. Listen to the Unedited "Turnout" Interview with People for the American Way's Coordinator for Political Campaigns Carlos Sanchez:(AUDIO-AND-VIDEO-AT-LINK)More than two-thirds of the U.S. Latino electorate live in six states -- Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas -- but one progressive advocacy organization has been working on having anti-Latino and anti-immigrant representatives accountable and heard for Latinos across the country, especially for the presidential election season. With people entering their names for...
  • Huh: It Sure Looks Like Some Ferguson Protestors Were Paid To Do So By Liberal Organize Missouri

    05/19/2015 1:28:44 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Remember the protests (and riots) in Ferguson last summer? It looks like at least some of the protestors were told they would be paid to show up and now they're upset the checks haven't arrived yet. Weaselzippers has the full story and the screen shots showing "protestors" using the Twitter hashtag #cutthecheck in response to non-payment. Based on tweets, Organize Missouri is responsible for issuing payments. On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid their promised checks for protesting, protested outside MORE, Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment, an ACORN organization which had received funding through George Soros to...
  • Bloomberg To Launch Proprietary Anti-Gun Media Arm

    05/19/2015 8:14:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/18/2015 | NRA ILA
    The ceaseless torrent of anti-gun commentary from the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, and other ďmainstreamĒ media outlets, apparently isnít enough for billionaire firearm prohibitionist Michael Bloomberg. On May 8, Capital reported that the ex-mayor of New York is developing a ďnews operationĒ to work alongside his Everytown for Gun Safety organization in furtherance of his megalomaniacal gun control agenda.
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    05/16/2015 12:39:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit. ^ | 5-16-2015 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Earlier this week black protesters staged a protest at at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share.</p>
  • Scott Walker's Olympic Quality Immigration Flip Flop

    05/12/2015 1:25:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 12, 2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's comments last month opposing legal immigration came as a shock. How could a man who until a little over month ago was even willing to consider a path to citizenship for undocumented workers pull such an "Olympic-quality flip-flop"? But the real story is not Walker's switcheroo, but the conservative punditocracy's switcheroo that paved the way for his. Walker, who is fast sprinting into the first place for the Republican presidential nomination, told Glenn Beck recently that "The next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that's based, first and...
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    01/28/2015 7:24:38 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 27 replies
    1/28/15 | johnwk
    SEE: Critical of Obamaís past actions, GOP now wants to give him more power on trade ĒRepublicans have consistently railed at President Obamaís exercise of his executive authority, disparaging him as ďan emperorĒ who has ignored Congress on immigration, climate and Cuba. Now that they fully control the Congress, those same Republicans critics are on the verge of handing the president expansive new powers to circumvent those who want to stand in his way on trade. GOP leaders in both chambers are close to introducing legislation that would grant the administration broad authority to finalize one of the largest free-trade...
  • Why are the media whacking Mike HuckabeeóUnless heís a 2016 threat?

    05/12/2015 8:47:14 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 29 replies
    Foxnews ^ | May 12, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    The mediaís conventional wisdom is that Mike Huckabee, a onetime winner of the Iowa caucuses, doesnít have much of a shot in 2016. So why are some pundits and news outlets suddenly attacking him if heís just an asterisk? The answer is that the former Arkansas governor and ex-Fox News contributor will matter, at least in the early states. And beyond that, some conservatives have a visceral dislike for the guyóand especially for his passionate defense of entitlement programs.
  • Why are the media whacking Mike HuckabeeóUnless heís a 2016 threat?

    05/12/2015 8:52:42 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    The mediaís conventional wisdom is that Mike Huckabee, a onetime winner of the Iowa caucuses, doesnít have much of a shot in 2016. So why are some pundits and news outlets suddenly attacking him if heís just an asterisk? The answer is that the former Arkansas governor and ex-Fox News contributor will matter, at least in the early states. And beyond that, some conservatives have a visceral dislike for the guyóand especially for his passionate defense of entitlement programs.