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  • Lesson Learned: Poland, Czech Republic Won't Join "Burning" Euro

    07/27/2015 10:30:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/27/2015 | Tyler Durden
    With the turmoil in Greece proving once and for all that in the absence of a fiscal union, the EMU simply cannot function or if it does, it will be subject to episodic crises stemming from endemic differences of opinion on fiscal policy, outsiders could be forgiven for looking upon the currency experiment as an abject failure.†Indeed, the struggle to secure a bridge loan for Athens last week underscored the degree to which non-euro countries are reluctant to put their taxpayers on the hook for problems which they believe are the result of an ill-fated attempt to unite fundamentally...
  • The United States Should Ditch NATO and Follow Britain out of Europe

    07/27/2015 9:50:13 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 41 replies
    New York Observer (Opinion) ^ | July 27, 2015 | Bernie Quigley
    Suppose we had a war and Britain didnít come? Which is sort of what happened in Syria when President Obama, on the advice of Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, declared that we must go in now, this afternoon. No time to discuss. Much as we had heard before in the maelstrom which is the Middle East. Surely, our allies, by which I think we mean Europe, the Atlantic Alliance or ďthe West,Ē led of course by our trusty sidekick, Britain, will fall in line. But overnight, the British Parliament voted to just say no. And we...
  • Hundreds of Ukrainian Right-Wingers Rally Against Govt

    07/21/2015 11:48:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | EFREM LUKATSKY
    Hundreds of Ukrainian right-wingers were rallying in Kiev on Tuesday to protest against government policies in the wake of a deadly stand-off between radical nationalists and police in the country's west. The radical Right Sector group was one of the most militant factions in the massive protests in Ukraine's capital that prompted pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych to flee the country in February 2014. Since the war broke out in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russia separatists several months later, the Right Sector has fought on the government side.
  • Staged ISIS Execution Video Leaked By Hackers

    07/13/2015 7:48:14 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 21 replies
    yournewswire.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Sean Adl-Tabatabai
    A group of Russian hackers called Cyber Berkut have released a video showing a staged ISIS beheading, hacked from an electronic device from one of the staff of U.S. Senator John McCain. The fake ISIS execution appears to take place inside a film studio and shows a Ďprisonerí (played by an actor) going through the motions of being Ďexecutedí in front of several video cameras. Another actor is dressed as an ISIS executioner who puts a knife to the throat of the prisoner and goes through the motions of cutting him.Recall that since August 2014, the terrorists of the Islamic...
  • Germanyís Power Polarizes Europe

    07/06/2015 9:59:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Anton Troianovski
    [W]ith the ďnoĒ vote in Sundayís Greek referendum on bailout terms posing the biggest challenge yet to decades of European integration, risks to the European project resulting from Germanyís rise as the Continentís most powerful country are becoming clear. On Friday, Spanish antiausterity leader Pablo Iglesias urged his countrymen: ďWe donít want to be a German colony.Ē On Sunday, after Greeceís result became clear, Italian populist Beppe Grillo said, ďNow Merkel and bankers will have food for thought.Ē On Monday, Ms. Merkel flew to Paris for crisis talks amid signs the French government was resisting Berlinís hard line on Greece....
  • Angela Merkel Faces Monumental Test of Leadership After Greek Vot

    07/06/2015 12:17:36 PM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 6, 2015 | ALISON SMALE and ANDREW HIGGINS
    As chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel leads a nation that prizes fiscal rectitude and adherence to the rules, and, after pledging tens of billions in bailout programs for five years, has expressed scant sympathy for Greeceís demand for more financial help. As de facto leader of Europe, Ms. Merkel faces a very different set of responsibilities, starting with maintaining European unity in general and holding the euro together in particular.
  • Thank Goodness The Stupid, Socialist Greeks Said "No" To A Bailout!

    07/07/2015 5:29:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | John Hawkins
    ¬ďThe problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.¬Ē ¬Ė Margaret Thatcher Greece is liberal economics on steroids, Detroit writ large, and a place where the "takers" outnumber the "makers." In other words, if you want to know what the end road is for the sort of economics pushed by people like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Paul Krugman, Greece is it. According to the World Bank, Greece¬ís labor participation rate is only 53%. It¬ís hard for private industry to take advantage of an underemployed populace because government regulations and powerful unions make it difficult...
  • TEDxAcademy - Yanis Varoufakis - A Modest Proposal for Transforming Europe (bypass of old media)

    07/07/2015 1:31:57 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 5 replies
    Ted Talks ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Yanis Varoufakis
    Uploaded on Oct 18, 2011 Professor Varoufakis proposes a decentralized system for europe in order to transform it before the crisis of the system crashes Europe. He studies all the different possibilities of actions that can be taken and explains why his proposal is the best option. Studied mathematics at Essex University, received an MSc in mathematical statistics from the University of Birmingham and then, curiously, completed a PhD in... economics at Essex University. Between 1982 and 1988 he taught at the Universities of Essex, East Anglia and Cambridge. From 1988 to 2000 he lived in Sydney, where he lectured...
  • Why China Has No Choice But To Arrest The Sellers

    07/09/2015 12:34:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/09/15 | Tyler Durden
    After dozens of separate interventions, manipulations, and central-planning machinations over the past three weeks, China resorted to threats overnight when it called for the arrest of "hostile short sellers." The reason they went full Orwell, this is the great loss of 'wealth' in China's history... China's $2 trillion loss in 17 days is the equivalent of 1 India, or... China has lost 15 Greeces in market cap in three weeks In other words, China has to stop the bleeding before it loses another India... or the socially-unrest citizenry will demand gambling returns elsewhere or, absent hope, demand change...
  • Why Do Hawks Want to Antagonize Russia?

    05/27/2013 7:23:56 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 10 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 24, 2013 | Daniel Larison
    The U.S. is fortunate that Russia is not intent on undermining our interests, which makes it a little odd that so many American hawks insist that this is so and sometimes seem eager to make it so. Consider Syria. Syria hawks see Russian opposition to Western and Arab intervention in the country as proof of Russian antagonism to America, but Russia is at most half-heartedly defending the status quo and continuing its formal policy of objecting to outside interference in other statesí internal affairs. It has committed itself to nothing except occasionally vetoing a resolution at the U.N., and if...
  • Microsoft Says It Plans to Cut 7,800 Jobs

    07/08/2015 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/8/15
    NEW YORK (AP) ó Microsoft will cut 7,800 jobs and take a $7.6 billion impairment charge as it attempts to revive its flagging phone hardware business. The company paid $7.3 billion for Nokiaís phone business in April 2014, seeking to push rapidly into the smartphone sphere as its traditional software business slowed. Microsoft ultimately wanted to build an ecosystem that made customers that are loyal to a slew of products, much as Apple and Google have done so successfully.
  • Your moment has come, Mr Tsipras, take back control of your country - Nigel Farage

    07/08/2015 7:24:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/08/15
    So your moment has come, and frankly if you have the courage you should lead the Greek people out of the Eurozone with your head held high. Get back your democracy; get back control of your country. Give your people the leadership and the hope that they crave. Yes it will be tough in the first few months but with a devalued currency and with friends of Greece all over the world, you will recover.
  • Seven reasons why Yanis Varoufakis is now a political legend (Humor at EU, "Minister of Awesome")

    Whether you like him or not, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is now a political legend. Hereís why: 1. The way he communicates With his blog and his Twitter account , he speaks directly to the people, his fans and his detractors, when he wants, how he wants it, without the media filter. Non-verbal communication is important too. The infamous video of Varoufakis Ďflipping his middle fingerí to Germany, which caused uproar in German media, may or may not have been faked by a German satirical TV show. In the end it doesnít really matter. He may have an...
  • Trump:" Walker has a lot of problems in Wisconsin".

    07/05/2015 1:01:39 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 134 replies
    http://www.thehill.com ^ | 6/17/2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Walker will not get a pass from other candidates on the jobs and economic issues in Wisconsin. From the article: Republican presidential contender Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkerís handling of his stateís finances in an interview with Bloomberg Politics. ďHe has got a lot of problems in Wisconsin. You know, Wisconsin has got tremendous problems,Ē he said. ďThe debt and the difficult problems that they have going on in Wisconsin that a lot of people don't understand and know about. Tremendous borrowings. And they have difficulties,Ē he added. Read more at: Link to The Hill
  • Todd Grills Cruz on Immigration, Never Gets an Answer

    07/05/2015 10:44:30 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 5, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Meet the Press host Chuck Todd spent several minutes Sunday morning trying to extract an answer from Senator and 2016 candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) about what the Donald Trump-saluter proposed doing with the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, and appeared very unhappy when he didnít get one.
  • Spurned by the West, Georgians look to Russia despite past quarrels

    07/03/2015 10:45:21 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michael Birnbaum
    In this fiercely pro-Western nation that fought a brief war with Russia in 2008, few thought the Kremlin could ever regain a toehold. But with the West backing away from Georgiaís path to E.U. and NATO membership after a year of conflict in Ukraine, pro-Russian sentiments are on the rise. The former Soviet nationís leaders are warning that Russia may yet prevail if Georgia is shut out from Western clubs. Wary of further provoking Russia, Western politicians have quashed talk of NATO and the European Union expanding eastward any time soon. Russia has stepped into the vacuum, increasing its presence...
  • Ukraine cages its soldiers to stop them getting drunk

    07/02/2015 11:51:59 AM PDT · by Altenkrug · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 30, 2015
    Tanked-up Ukranian troops are crammed into small metal cages as a punishment for getting drunk. Video footage of the soldiers being shoved into the cages to sober up in eastern Ukraine has been published online. The men are forced to sit on the floor of the metal enclosure as it is not high enough for them to stand. The disgraced men are only released when they have sobered up. War reporter Andrei Tsaplienki explained the reason these soldiers were punished so harshly. 'In some army units, alcoholism has come to the level of an epidemic,' he said. 'So, radical measures...
  • Trump Declares Victory on Immigration as Obama Admits Some Illegals Are ĎGang Bangersí

    07/02/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by blueyon · 21 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 · 71 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 · 73 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 · 51 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 · 62 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 · 40 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...