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  • 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 “mainstream” media outlets, apparently isn’t enough for billionaire firearm prohibitionist Michael Bloomberg. On May 8, Capital reported that the ex-mayor of New York is developing a “news operation” to work alongside his Everytown for Gun Safety organization in furtherance of his megalomaniacal gun control agenda.
  • BREAKING: #Ferguson Protest Leaders Paid $5,000 a Month to Disrupt & Instigate Violence

    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...
  • GOP leaders turn on voters, will work to give president fast-track trade power

    01/28/2015 7:24:38 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 27 replies
    1/28/15 | johnwk
    SEE: Critical of Obama’s past actions, GOP now wants to give him more power on trade ”Republicans have consistently railed at President Obama’s exercise of his executive authority, disparaging him as “an emperor” 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 Huckabee—Unless he’s a 2016 threat?

    05/12/2015 8:47:14 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 29 replies
    Foxnews ^ | May 12, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    The media’s conventional wisdom is that Mike Huckabee, a onetime winner of the Iowa caucuses, doesn’t have much of a shot in 2016. So why are some pundits and news outlets suddenly attacking him if he’s 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 guy—and especially for his passionate defense of entitlement programs.
  • Why are the media whacking Mike Huckabee—Unless he’s a 2016 threat?

    05/12/2015 8:52:42 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    The media’s conventional wisdom is that Mike Huckabee, a onetime winner of the Iowa caucuses, doesn’t have much of a shot in 2016. So why are some pundits and news outlets suddenly attacking him if he’s 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 guy—and especially for his passionate defense of entitlement programs.
  • Conservatives plot to hijack 2016 Republican nomination at secret meeting

    05/12/2015 7:44:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Ideas include oath to single candidate, pledge to stay in race until end.SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As the Republican National Committee convenes its spring meeting in this resort city, conservative activists fearful of getting stuck with another moderate candidate in 2016 are gathering 2,300 miles away to plot strategies to engineer the presidential nomination to their liking. Representatives of some 40 conservative groups plan to meet Wednesday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Washington suburb of McLean, Virginia, where they will air their fears of having the nomination process hijacked by establishment Republicans and wrestle over different strategies to turn the...
  • Conservatives plot to hijack 2016 GOP nomination at secret meeting

    05/12/2015 10:12:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2015 | By Ralph Z. Hallow
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As the Republican National Committee convenes its spring meeting in this resort city, conservative activists fearful of getting stuck with another moderate candidate in 2016 are gathering 2,300 miles away to plot strategies to engineer the presidential nomination to their liking. Representatives of some 40 conservative groups plan to meet Wednesday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Washington suburb of McLean, Virginia, where they will air their fears of having the nomination process hijacked by establishment Republicans and wrestle over different strategies to turn the primaries and caucuses to their advantage. Their goal is to avoid ending...
  • The Dismaying RINO Co-opting Of Rush Limbaugh

    05/08/2015 12:09:24 PM PDT · by Lester Jackson · 32 replies
    Western Journalsim ^ | May 6, 2015 | Lester Jackson, Ph.D.
    The purpose of recent articles about RINO Speaker John Boehner and his supporters was to make clear that the biggest problem conservative voters face is betrayal by candidates who lie about what they will do if elected. Because the United States leans conservative, RINO conservative poseurs have the greatest need to lie in order to win elections. Apparently, this is still not clear. On April 14, Rush Limbaugh effusively praised an egregious phony, Marco Rubio. The next day, Limbaugh astonishingly defended that praise with toxic acquiescence in preemptive surrender to contempt for the Constitution and rule of law.
  • How the Illiberal Left Uses Silencing Tactics

    05/11/2015 12:02:23 PM PDT · by iowamark · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 11, 2015 | Kirsten Powers
    In March 2014, pioneering Internet company Mozilla announced the appointment of co-founder Brendan Eich as CEO. That same day, a Twitter mob exploded with criticism of Eich. Gay rights supporters were angry about a 6-year-old donation of $1,000 to the “Yes on 8” campaign, which sought to ban same-sex marriage in California in 2008. It’s OK to be angry about Eich’s donation. Screaming for Eich’s head on a pike for his failure to conform to Mozilla’s majority view on same-sex marriage is not. Liberals are supposed to believe in protecting minority views, even when they disapprove of those views. Instead...
  • Epic Fail of Disarmist March across Brooklyn Bridge

    05/10/2015 8:21:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/10/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, a few dozen misguided marchers straggled across the Brooklyn bridge, demanding that more Americans be disarmed. Notice the widely debunked "120" school shooting meme in the sign. When you have to resort to easily disproved lies, your "movement" has no moral validity. Consider, in a city of 12 million, in the heart of the densest support for citizen disarmament in the country, in a legal regime that has stifled the right to bear arms with numerous infringements for a century, this morally bankrupt astroturf organization is able to attract, pay, or bully only a few dozen marchers.
  • State Dept. scrubbed from anti-Bibi group's website Senate panel probes whether Obama funded effort

    03/16/2015 4:53:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 3/15/15 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A non-profit at the center of controversy regarding its campaign to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Tuesday’s polls has removed the State Department from its website’s list of “partners,” WND has learned.Below is a snapshot taken by WND last month, which clearly shows the U.S. Department of State, replete with a logo, listed as a “partner” of the OneVoice Movement on the group’s website. image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/03/state-department-scrubbed-600.jpgInternet Archive’s Wayback Machine also has a cache image taken in 2014 showing the State Department listed on the same “partner” page.The State Department logo is missing from the current...
  • Rand Paul is right — toppling Saddam hurt America

    05/02/2015 4:02:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 161 replies
    The Week ^ | April 29 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    On Monday, presidential hopeful Rand Paul had this to say to a group of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn: "All the way back to the Iraq War, I think it was a mistake to topple [Saddam] Hussein." The Kentucky senator continued: Hussein was the bulwark against Iran. The Sunnis didn't like the Shiites, now Iraq is a vassal state for Iran. I'm worried [Iran] is twice as strong as it was before the Iraq War. [Rand Paul] I'm no dove. But I must admit: Rand Paul has a point.
  • EXPLOSIVE – Man Presented on TV as Freddie Gray’s Paddy Wagon Companion IS AN IMPOSTOR

    05/02/2015 11:02:32 AM PDT · by IChing · 150 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/2/15 | Sundance
    On April 29th the Washington Post ran an explosive article highlighting information from a passenger who was inside the transport vehicle at the same time Freddie Gray was driven toward central booking. According to the Washington Post source: Freddie Gray was intentionally “trying to injure himself“. On April 30th local Baltimore media outlet WBAL-TV introduced Donta Allen, a person they claimed was the passenger in the transport vehicle. However, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME PERSON. Our research indicates the office of Baltimore State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, used or allowed one of her deputy State Attorneys, Janice Bledsoe (who was in...
  • Pearland ignores own law/Cruz couldn't care less about me/Then Mod Strikes me with ZOT

    04/24/2015 10:02:54 AM PDT · by CraigHenry · 145 replies
    Personal experience | 04/24/2015 | CraigHenry
    The City of Pearland, TX completely ignored its own code of ordinances in order to assess a fine against me over an animal I never owned. I proved my case in open court, but my evidence was ignored. I e-mailed Ted Cruz because he purports to be a champion of citizens' rights and principles. I asked for his help, but he couldn't even trouble himself to respond let alone offer any assistance. I guess he only supports individuals who can help fill his campaign coffers. Yessir, your tax dollars at work. Makes me proud to be a Texas conservative voter.
  • Grassroots Turn Table on Bush Attack Ad (youtube)

    04/11/2015 11:10:47 PM PDT · by z taxman · 10 replies
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  • Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer Escalates His War On Science, Truth And Western Civilisation

    04/07/2015 8:07:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/07/2015 | Danny Lee Weston
    FULL TITLE: Green Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer Escalates His War On Science, Truth And Western Industrial Civilisation Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, a household name here at Breitbart, has created a “war room” targeting Republican political candidates who are sceptical of climate change. Aiming to swing the results in 2016, Steyer’s campaign will ‘put candidates in the hot seat for their climate denial’ and attempt to link the GOP to “Big Oil” and the Koch brothers wherever possible. Steyer said he would spend “what it takes” for this campaign rather than committing to a specific figure beforehand.
  • Karl Rove speaks at UConn, refuses to apologize to Iraq War vet for lives lost in invasion

    04/04/2015 8:29:48 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies
    Fox CT ^ | APRIL 2, 2015 | SAMANTHA SCHOENFELD
    The former deputy chief of staff for the George W. Bush administration caused some controversy during an appearance at UConn on Tuesday. Karl Rove attended the university to discuss the upcoming 2016 elections as part of an event held by the UConn College Republicans and Young America’s Foundation. He spoke for about a half-hour, and then was asked a variety of political questions. However, the question that most stood out came from an Iraq War veteran who requested that Rove apologize for the lives lost as a result of the war America started. Here is the full question from Private...
  • Metropolitan Hilarion: Western Powers Share Blame for Middle Eastern Christian Genocide

    04/03/2015 5:13:18 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 24 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | April 3, 2015 | John Couretas
    Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church "Only after the ISIS militants began terrible mass executions of Christians the world community began speaking about this problem out loud. It happened only after the number of Christians in Iraq decreased by times and almost no Christians remained in Lybia and after the Christian community in Egypt had a hard time. The world community has at last begun speaking out against the background of general instability and uncertainty, against the background of the Arab Spring developments, against the background of what is going on now in Syria, where militants in the occupied...
  • New Group Backing Jeb Bush Not Required to Disclose Donors

    04/02/2015 4:47:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 4/1/15 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    A former staffer to Jeb Bush established a group earlier this year that can raise money without disclosing its donors, a revelation that has drawn criticism from campaign-finance watchdogs who say the group will allow the likely 2016 candidate to benefit from contributions his campaign might prefer not to disclose. The nonprofit corporation—called Right to Rise Policy Solutions, sharing the same “Right to Rise” name as two other political-action committees raising money for Mr. Bush’s potential campaign—is the latest addition to a group of politically linked organizations not required to disclose their donors. Other potential 2016 candidates, including Louisiana Gov....
  • Home folk tell Rep. McMorris Rodgers: Don’t mess with Obamacare [WA]

    03/26/2015 8:10:19 PM PDT · by steve86 · 29 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | March 26, 2015 | Joel Connelly
    She was asking for horror stories about health care, but Rep. Cathy Morris Rodgers, R-Wash., instead found her Facebook page filled with testimonials to the Affordable Care Act. A member of the House Republican leadership, McMorris Rodgers wanted a replenishment of anecdotes like stories of questionable accuracy she told when giving the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. “This week marks the 5th anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law,” wrote McMorris Rodgers. “Whether it’s turning your tax filing into a nightmare, you’re facing skyrocketing premiums, or your employer had reduced your work hours, I want...
  • Rand Paul’s Passive-Aggressive Trolling Campaign

    01/06/2015 8:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 5, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    RandPAC is trolling other potential GOP contenders early and often with the help of Google ads—and Chris Christie and Rick Perry just might be next. When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced in mid-December that he would “actively explore” running for the Republican presidential nomination, curious parties took to Google to learn more about him. While they were there, many of them were greeted by another politician’s name at the bottom of the page—one they hadn’t searched for. “Join a movement working to shrink government. Not grow it,” read one of the ads, placed by RandPAC, the political action committee...
  • BREAKING: NJ Chris Christie Changing Party Affiliation to Democrat

    04/13/2014 6:00:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 12 replies
    RAND PAUL REVIEW ^ | 4/13/2014 | EDITORIAL
    Stunning a crowded convention, NJ Chris Christie announced to a group of supporters with former President Clinton that he would seek reelection in 2014 as a democrat. The move comes after months of odd behavior from the former NJ republican. Tensions have been mounting between the NJ Governor and the GOP. At this year’s CPAC Convention, which hosts some of the greatest names in the conservative party Christie was denied entrance. Christie struck a sour note with conservatives for palling up with Obama during Hurricane Sandy. The bill to send money to victims was full of pork and republicans wanted...
  • BREAKING: NJ Chris Christie Changing Party Affiliation to Democrat

    04/13/2014 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 52 replies
    Stunning a crowded convention, NJ Chris Christie announced to a group of supporters with former President Clinton that he would seek reelection in 2014 as a democrat. The move comes after months of odd behavior from the former NJ republican. Tensions have been mounting between the NJ Governor and the GOP. At this year’s CPAC Convention, which hosts some of the greatest names in the conservative party Christie was denied entrance. Christie struck a sour note with conservatives for palling up with Obama during Hurricane Sandy. The bill to send money to victims was full of pork and republicans wanted...
  • Too Many Conservatives Running In 2016 Primary

    03/23/2015 5:02:01 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 104 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 23, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Ted Cruz is set to announce is candidacy for President of the United States. Rand Paul is apparently going to announce early next month before going on a campaign tour. Until today technically the only candidate was Jeb Bush, who announced late last year his intentions. At the time everyone thought that Bush was going to force everyone else to declare their candidacy early. It doesn’t appear that has happened, Cruz and Paul have appeared in no rush to make a formal announcement. Scott Walker, perhaps the front runner in the race, still hasn’t formally announced his candidacy and there’s...
  • George Soros's $33Mil bankrolled Ferguson demonstrations/national protests

    03/12/2015 10:49:32 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | UK Daily Mail
    Hedge fund mogul's Open Society Foundations made huge donations. Organizers bussed in from New York and D.C. to take over campaigning. Different cash recipients would repeat each others' messages. Helped to keep events and messages at the top of news agenda. Soros cash, from speculating on markets, is given to many liberal causes. Liberal billionaire George Soros donated $33million to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint. The handouts, revealed in tax filings from Soros's private foundation, were given to dozens of different groups which weighed in on the...
  • Scott Walker called ethanol mandate 'central planning' and a 'big government mandate' - before Iowa

    03/09/2015 9:19:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 126 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 9, 2015 | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    Scott Walker went to Iowa over the weekend and embraced the ethanol mandate — a corporate welfare program that subsidizes corn farmers and ethanol producers at the expense of drivers, eaters, restaurants, and the environment.As my colleague Phil Klein aptly put it, "if Scott Walker can't stand up to Iowans, how will he stand up to the Islamic State?"Why do I assume this position was tailored to Iowa's caucus goers? Because Walker vehemently opposed the ethanol mandate back in 2006, actually standing out from the rest of Wisconsin's gubernatorial field in that regard.From Milwaukee's Daily Reporter at the time: "Currently,...
  • Ted Cruz blasts renewable-fuel quota at Iowa ag forum

    03/07/2015 7:45:33 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | THOMAS BEAUMONT | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is telling Iowa Republicans and agribusiness leaders that he opposes the federal standard for renewable production, including ethanol.At a forum focused on agricultural issues on Saturday, Cruz likened the federal renewable fuel standard to "corporate welfare."Cruz tells the audience of roughly 1,000 that he has "every bit of faith that businesses can continue to compete, continue to do well without going on bended knee to the government."
  • Gubernatorial candidates differ on ethanol [Walker's Original position on RFS]

    03/09/2015 8:43:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Daily Reporter ^ | March 9, 2006 1:00 am
    Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker differentiated himself from Gov. Jim Doyle and his Republican rival for governor by speaking out against an ethanol mandate.Walker, who’s facing U.S. Rep. Mark Green in the Sept. 12 Republican primary for governor, said Tuesday he opposes a bill requiring 10 percent ethanol in some grades of fuel; Green and Doyle are both in favor of the bill. The general election is Nov. 7.Walker said he opposes the bill more because of the government mandate than the use of ethanol as a fuel source. He said instituting incentives for ethanol use would be better for...
  • If Walker can't stand up to Iowans, how can he stand up to the Islamic State?

    03/09/2015 8:38:11 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 9, 2015 | 11:46 AM | PHILIP KLEIN
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., was speaking to Iowa farmers over the weekend and, as the Washington Examiner's Rebecca Berg reported, he shifted his position on ending the mandate that fuel contain ethanol.Though he previously indicated opposition to the mandate, now visiting Iowa as a likely presidential candidate, Walker said, "It's something I'm willing to go forward on, continuing the Renewable Fuel Standard." The fact that he later floated the possibility of phasing it out didn't help the damage that was done to his reputation.The ethanol mandate has little rationale beyond being a big government regulatory handout to farmers, many...
  • Can Paul's straw poll streak be stopped? CPAC

    02/28/2015 4:41:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2015 | Cameron Joseph with Jonathan Easley
    Rand Paul’s likely White House foes are looking to end his Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll hot streak. The Kentucky senator is still the frontrunner to win the annual measure of grassroots support after claiming victory for the past two years. But how deep other potential rivals — most notably Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — cut into his support will show who is on the rise in the 2016 GOP field. “Every year serious candidates come to CPAC and organize and get people to come here for the specific purpose of voting...
  • Bush in the conservative hot seat

    02/27/2015 5:08:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonathan Easley 216 84
    Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to more than just the GOP establishment. Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to...
  • Jeb Bush Backers Are Busing Supporters From K Street to CPAC

    02/26/2015 12:36:56 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | February 26, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    It sounds like Jeb Bush’s supporters are taking CPAC pretty seriously this year. Emails provided to Slate show that backers of the former Florida governor are busing supporters from downtown Washington D.C. to CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland, and organizing to get them day passes into the event.
  • Tom Wheeler tweaks net neutrality plan after Google push

    02/25/2015 7:27:29 PM PST · by W. · 18 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | Brooks Boliek
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has made some last-minute revisions to his net neutrality plan after Google and public interest groups pressed for the changes, according to sources at the commission. Google, Free Press and New America’s Open Technology Institute last week asked the commission to revise language they said could unintentionally allow Internet service providers to charge websites for sending content to consumers. Such a scenario could open the door to an avalanche of new fees for Web companies and threaten their business models. Google executives on Feb. 19 called aides to Wheeler and staffers for the FCC’s two other...
  • Soros, Ford shovel $196 million to 'net neutrality' groups, staff to White House

    02/25/2015 11:19:29 AM PST · by W. · 55 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Liberal philanthropist George Soros and the Ford Foundation have lavished groups supporting the administration’s “net neutrality” agenda, donating $196 million and landing proponents on the White House staff, according to a new report. And now, as the Federal Communications Commission nears approving a type of government control over the Internet, the groups are poised to declare victory in the years-long fight, according to the report from MRC Business, an arm of the conservative media watchdog, the Media Research Center. “These left-wing groups not only impacted the public debate and funded top liberal think tanks from the Center for American Progress...
  • Top 10 (Leftist) Astroturfers

    02/18/2015 6:24:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots.The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is ever-expanding. Surreptitious astroturf methods are now more important to these interests than traditional lobbying of Congress. There’s an entire PR industry built around it in Washington.Below are the top ten astroturfers as viewed by respondents in an informal, non-scientific survey.* TOP 10 ASTROTURFERS 1. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown2. Media Matters for America3. University of California Hastings Professor...
  • 'Give Me a Chance': WWII Vet's Medal Ceremony Crashed by Protesters

    01/05/2015 12:19:23 PM PST · by South40 · 39 replies
    Protesters in Portland, Oregon, interrupted a town hall meeting where a decorated World War II veteran was receiving a special honor. 100-year-old U.S. Navy vet Dario Raschio was supposed to be presented with medals by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), but soon after the meeting began, more than 100 protesters emerged, shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" and "I can't breathe!" The protesters did not stop until Rashcio spoke up and said, "Give me a chance. At least let us show a little respect for this occasion."
  • Second Graders Spend Recess Protesting Ferguson. Are They Too Young?

    12/16/2014 2:52:27 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/16/2014 | Jennifer O'Neill
    The 20-odd people chanting “Honk if you want justice,” on a New Bedford, Massachusetts sidewalk Dec. 12 got a lot of attention. They were second graders, rallying against police for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While the rest of their class enjoyed 11:30 recess that morning, these 7 and 8-year-old protesters stood by the side of the road in front of the Alma Del Mar Charter School holding signs including one that read, “Please don’t shoot me, Ferguson.”...
  • White screaming drowns out black voices at protests

    12/16/2014 1:17:08 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 16, 2014 | Chip Johnson
    Bay Area protests over the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and scores of others may assuage white liberal guilt and provide a righteous reason to rail against the machine, but it would be nice to actually hear from some black folks. So far, it seems all I’ve seen and heard in three weeks of protest are some pretty vocal white folks screaming to have their way, or dismissing the actions of the wolves inside the flock as the ugly backside of democracy. Assault, vandalism and looting are not protected forms of free speech.
  • White Leftwingers seek to hijack Al Sharpton's March for Justice

    12/13/2014 6:41:15 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 44 replies
    Vanity | Trueblackman
    I went down to Al Sharpton March at Freedom Plaza today, which featured the Mothers of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner with a crowd of mostly out of towners that numbered between 8,000 to 10,000 at the height of it all. The march and rally pretty much ended with around 3pm with Sharpton making a very brief appearance and mostly White Leftwingers hijacking the march afterwards as the out of towners headed for their buses. The signage held up by these Leftists radical included environmental messages, the overthrow of the capitalist system. One sign proclaimed that, "Capitalism was the disease...
  • Tea Partiers Protest At White House: 'Hang The Lying Kenyan Traitor'

    12/12/2014 5:51:40 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 128 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | DECEMBER 12, 2014 | AHIZA GARCIA
    Tea partiers shouted obscene, racist chants on Wednesday while gathered outside of the White House to protest President Obama's executive actions on immigration. Right Wing Watch reported that among the shouts, captured on video by one of the activists, protestors could be heard calling for the hanging of Obama. VID: http://youtu.be/-X0cAqfYRMA
  • European Protests Call For Rejection of Militant Islam and Peace With Russia

    12/09/2014 9:01:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Oliver Lane
    Thousands of citizens have taken to the streets of Germany and Denmark over the past couple of days to protest the 'Islamisation' of Europe, to oppose Sharia law, and to call for peace with Christian Russia, as the attendance of weekly street rallies snowballs over immigration concerns. The industrial city of Dresden in former Eastern Germany has seen a protest organised by “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of Europe” (PEGIDA) every Monday for nearly two months, with numbers marching growing from just a 'few hundred' in October to over 10,000 today. The German movement has been so successful it has...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Bizarre Country Music Video Is Tone-Deaf

    12/09/2014 2:14:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | December 9, 2014 | Lincoln Mitchell
    On its surface, the recently released music video produced by the PAC Stand with Hillary, not quite a formal part of Hillary Clinton’s not quite announced campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2016, is little more than further evidence of the difficulty Hillary Clinton may encounter turning a sterling resume and impressive intellect into a strong campaign. Frank Bruni, writing in Sunday’s New York Times, suggests that the video “positions [Hillary Clinton] first and foremost as all woman. The references are incessant,” and is part of an effort by Clinton strategists to position their candidate as the woman’s candidate. Leaving...
  • The Mystery of Millionaire Donor Steve Mostyn: Why Charlie Crist, Why Florida?

    11/22/2014 5:25:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/21/14 | Nancy Smith
    The biggest mystery that never unraveled in Florida Election 2014 has to be super-uber trial attorney Steve Mostyn. Why would a Houston multimillionaire with no current business in the Sunshine State out-donate billionaire George Soros, giving it to Democrat Charlie Crist's Florida gubernatorial campaign and the Florida Democratic Party? We never did get to the bottom of it. Crist and Mostyn didn't really know each other before the campaign. What did Mostyn want? Soros, founder of the far-left Open Society Institute, who advocates bringing European social democracy to the United States, only gave Crist a smidgen over $1 million. But...
  • [Israel Law Ctr] Shurat Hadin charges US Presbyterian Church with having ties to Hezbollah

    12/04/2014 6:33:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/04/2014 05:20 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Shurat Hadin (the Israel Law Center) has filed a legal complaint against the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), alleging violations of the US tax code for unlawful political lobbying and contact with Hezbollah, a US-designated terrorist organization. […] Shurat Hadin said it provided the IRS with “documentary and video evidence showing PCUSA delegates meeting with the US-designated terrorist group Hezbollah, publishing anti-Semitic materials, enacting a racist policy to divest from American companies doing business with Israel, lobbying the US Congress, and distributing political advocacy materials in violation of its tax-exempt status as a religious organization.” The PCUSA declined to provide an...
  • BREAKING: Meet The Rich White Guy Who Is Running the Black Boycott of Capitalism # Ferguson

    11/30/2014 3:54:57 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Got News ^ | November 30, 2014 | November 30, 2014 by Charles C. Johnson Shannon Knutsen
    There’s a white, rich dude running the black boycott capitalism movement known as United Blackout. His name is Michael Latt and he is the marketing director of United Blackout. “Control how Black money is spent and you win the game,” says United Blackout’s campaign video. And Latt seeks to deliver. ... Latt’s clearly following United Blackout’s advice. He lives the lifestyles of the rich and fabulous on his Facebook page. ... Latt developed the branding and marketing strategy and is the brains behind the website for the BlackOut for Human Rights campaign intended to encourage African Americans to boycott capitalism.
  • Walmart workers scarce at Black Friday anti-Walmart protest in D.C.

    11/30/2014 12:31:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2014 | Sean Higgins
    Organizers of a post-Thanksgiving protest on behalf of workers at a Walmart in downtown Washington, D.C. identified only one of the participants as actually working at that store. The admission underscores the fact that few Walmart workers have been involved in the protests. "Thirty striking workers from Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland took part in today’s protest, and Melinda Gaino, one of the striking workers, works at the H Street Store," said Julie Anderson, a spokeswoman for the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers union, which organized the event. Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg claimed the number was far...
  • Top Occupy organizer trained Ferguson protesters

    11/29/2014 11:53:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 26, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    In a development that may portend extended disruptions, veteran street organizer Lisa Fithian, previously dubbed “Professor Occupy,” recently trained Ferguson protesters how to “simulate chaos.” Fithian is a legendary organizer who once announced she seeks to “create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible.” She was one of the luminaries of the Occupy Wall Street movement and was a lead organizer in the infamous 1999 Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization that descended into violence. The 1999 WTO event in Seattle devolved into widespread rioting in which more than 40,000 protesters, some using violent tactics, descended...