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  • On the other hand: Fourth Circuit upholds ObamaCare subsidies for federal exchange consumers

    07/22/2014 11:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    Well, this is awkward.Unlike the D.C. Circuit, which split 2-1, the majority here was 3-0. Even so, the most noteworthy thing about the opinion is how tormented the court seems in trying to determine what Congress intended when it said that subsidies should be available only on “an exchange established by the State.” From page 20:Page 24:Page 28:If they can’t decide what the key phrase was designed to do, why don’t they follow the D.C. Circuit’s lead and stick with the plain text? In the first excerpt above, the court frankly admits that the language of the law seems...
  • Class warfare over a parking space? New app denounced as unfair to the 'less affluent'

    07/16/2014 8:12:33 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 10 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | July 16 2014 | Brian Maloney
    In Boston, parkings been a nightmare for ages, with spaces capped by the federal Clean Air Act and further state regulations. Funny enough, that means MORE air pollution as frustrated drivers circle around the city looking for a place to put the car. So when free-market capitalism and technology ride to the rescue, you might think Boston would be quick to embrace the instant reduction in idling traffic. But if youve seen this movie before, youve already spotted the error: free-market capitalism. THATS a bigger no-no than smog!
  • Maryland state police are investigating this as a hate crime

    07/15/2014 6:37:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 7/15/14 | Joshua Riddle
    CAROL COUNTY Maryland State Police have classified anti-immigration graffiti spray painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster as a hate crime. The graffiti was sprayed sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks. The graffiti said NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS.
  • Oh my: California to really vote on whether to split into six states

    07/15/2014 6:28:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    <p>The people behind the idea missed the deadline for this year’s ballot, but now that they have enough signatures — more than 800,000 — they’ve earned a spot on the 2016 ballot. That’s a presidential election year, of course, which means higher turnout. A lot of Democrats are going to end up weighing in on this at the polls.</p>
  • Bloggers, Surveillance and Obamas Orwellian State

    07/11/2014 11:31:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies ^ | 7/11/2014 | Justin Lynch
    Advancements in technology have fueled this White House's obsession with controlling the message. Jay Carney is free. But not loose at least so far. After resigning as the press secretary for President Obama on June 20, Carney gave insight into the Obama administrations handling of classified documents, and responded to criticism that this administration has been the most Orwellian in recent history. I know because I covered them that this was said of Clinton and Bush, and it will probably be said of the next White House, said Carney in a recent New York Times Magazine interview....
  • Obama Talks to NetanyahuDid Bibi Tell Barry to Stuff It?

    07/11/2014 8:15:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/11/2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Well, maybe not stuff it, but finally someone may be standing up to America’s ultra-reactionary, fumbling, paleo-narcissistic and now hugely unpopular president — and his name is Benjamin Netanyahu. If we are to believe the Jerusalem Post, Bibi should be the leader of the free world. Arrivederci, Barry. Take your favorite nine iron and head off to Maui or the Vineyard or wherever you want to be with our blessings — as long as you stay there.From the JPost [1]: The United States is prepared to facilitate a cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas [2] in the Gaza Strip,...
  • BOMBSHELL: Leaked Memo Shows Obama Lied About Border Crisis

    07/08/2014 11:22:08 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 24 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | July 8 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    President Obama and his administration fail at many of the basics of governing a free republic, but the two things they seem to excel at are creating scandals and lying about them. After the recent VA scandal, the IRS targeting ordeal, and of course, Benghazi, much of the nation already believes that Barack Obama lies about pretty much everything. This is why it will likely not shock Americans, especially those who are well informed, to find out that the president has been telling fibs about the border crisis. The president has stated that he has deported more illegals than any...
  • ALERT: McDaniel has found enough fraudulent ballots to overturn election

    07/07/2014 2:19:07 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 52 replies
    Chuck Johnson via Twitter "REPORT: McDaniel will say that they have identified more than the 6900 irregular votes they need at press conference."
  • Hillary's Speaking Fees Are Donated to a CharityHers

    07/05/2014 6:45:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    truth Revolt ^ | 7/05/14 | Trey Sanchez
    All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation." Hillary Clinton told ABC News on Friday that all of the speaking fees she has amassed since being Secretary of State have been donated to her favorite nonprofit foundation The Clinton Foundation, Christian Science Monitor reports. Clinton has taken a lot of heat over the past several weeks after declaring that her and her husband Bill were "dead broke" after leaving the White House as president and first lady. No one believed her statement while knowing that she receives hundreds of thousands of dollars to speak at colleges, universities,...
  • What a Woman Found Outside a Texas Walmart Should Alarm You

    07/03/2014 11:52:59 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | july 3, 2014 | brandon walker
    A woman found more than bargains on a shopping trip to a Texas Walmart. What the woman found on the pavement outside should disturb you. We have more than just children and women coming across the border, looking for opportunity. It doesnt matter what Debbie Wiesman Schultz, Nancy Pelosi, or even President Obama says. It doesnt matter what the MSM says. The truth ofIslamic terrorists caught coming overis too much for even them to ignore at this point. We have been told the 36,000 prisoners were the last release of criminals into our society without being tracked. We were told...
  • Liberal newspaper rebukes Obama, calls for IRS special prosecutor

    06/29/2014 1:09:12 PM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama made headlines in Minneapolis on Thursday, rolling out his phony scandal rhetoric to address the cascade of questionable acts now receiving public outrage, and not just from Republicans. In a stunning rebuke, the dominant newspaper in the state of Minnesota, the very left-wing and politically correct Star-Tribune of Minneapolis has editorialized a demand for a special prosecutor: The old caution against ascribing to malice what can be explained by incompetence is worth keeping in mind when evaluating a high-profile blunder in either the private or public sector, such as the Internal Revenue Services targeting of conservative groups for...
  • Jerry Miculek Gangster shooting

    06/29/2014 7:34:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/27/2014 | Eric
    Its Gangsta! Meh
  • Why Reid Is Wrong to Try to Bring Back Earmarks

    06/27/2014 7:12:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2014 | Michael Sargeant
    With the momentum of the appropriations process stalled in the Senate, Sen. Harry Reid is trying to bring back the grease that helps the legislative wheels roll: earmarks. It is no secret that the Senate Majority leader is a huge proponent of the specially-tailored spending provisions that have faced a moratorium in congress since 2011. I have been a fan of earmarks since I got here the first day, Reid proselytized in May, right as eager appropriators got off to the fastest start in recent history. But congressional appropriators optimism has faltered as lawmakers have failed to reconcile policy and...
  • Obama on Republicans: "They Don't Do Anything Except Block Me And Call Me Names"

    06/27/2014 7:11:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/27/14 | Truth Revolt
    Vid at link
  • NCSPIN: Blinkin & Bitchin. (Now THAT is quality television!)

    06/22/2014 7:42:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    I gave up on NC Spin several months back. For those of you not familiar with this program, it is WRAL commisar Jim Goodmons attempted knockoff of the McLaughlin Group. Except Jims version involves Democrat hacks Tom Campbell and Chris Fitzsimon doing their best Baghdad Bob impression regurgitating state-run media propaganda while John Hood and some other token Republican / conservative sit quietly off to the side. Somebody urged me to watch this weekends installation of the show. Apparently, Chris The Mad Blinker had a pretty hysterical meltdown toward the end of the show. (The fun starts at about...
  • Breaking: Fire reported at Disneyland

    06/22/2014 7:39:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    TWITCHY ^ | 22 JUNE 2014 | ABC NEWS 7
    THIS JUST IN: Reports of fire at/near Disneyland. Smoke visible in the area. Anaheim FD on scene. Unknown impact to park operations. ab
  • Obama's Final Act of Office : 19 Jan 2017 : Pardon and FULL Citizenship for ALL Illegal Immigrants

    06/20/2014 7:31:46 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 47 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-06-20 | Patton@Bastogne
    . (AP/Reuters/Satire-Off) ... 2017-01-19 President Obama's Final Act of Office -- Pardon and FULL Citizenship for ALL Illegal Immigrants A dire heads-up warning to Rush Limbaugh, Ted Cruz, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and The Heritage Foundation ... et al "What the HELL will Conservative America do to defeat this" ??? People need to wake-up to this VERY predictable REALITY. What are the available legal responses, if ANY ? Does this action by the traitor Obama physically ignite the Second American Civil War ? What is the response/posture of the U.S. Military ? .
  • So, whos running this party anyway?

    06/19/2014 7:55:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | JR Hoeft
    Yesterdays Burgers with Bill, held in the normally sleepy days following the end of primaries, the end of school, and pre-Independence day, has gotten folks to thinking. Why? Because the GOP is in complete transition. And its time to just openly accept it.(SNIP) So, when many of the former leaders gathered last night for Burgers with Bill, which used to be a much sought after fundraising ticket, but is now an event that is paid for by Bollings PAC, it seemed a bit like a nod to the past and a reflection on the current state of the party. McDonnell...
  • Did Saddam Have WMDs After All: ISIS Overruns Iraq Chemical Weapons 'Mega-Facility'

    06/19/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/19/14 | Tyler Durden
    With all eyes firmly focused on what really matters (the oil refineries), The Telegraph reports that ISIS has over-run a Saddam Hussein-era chemical weapons (CW) complex. The al-Muhanna 'mega-facility', about 60 miles south of Baghdad, gives the jihadists access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin. The US state department is 'concerned' but "do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value." However, as a former commander of Britain's chemical weapons regiment warned, "we have seen that ISIS has used chemicals in explosions in Iraq before and has...
  • Chris McDaniel Said Something So Offensive, Thad Cochrans Campaign Cant Even Spell It

    06/19/2014 11:21:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | JUNE 17 2014 | David Weigel
    Nearly a month ago, I defended then-struggling U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel from one of the dumber charges lobbed his way. As a radio host, McDaniel had once joked about a candidate "using her boobies" to run for office. Allies of Sen. Thad Cochran found this potentially offensive enough to move votes; I pedantically pointed out that the candidate in question, 2006 Alabama Libertarian Party hopeful Loretta Nall, literally did talk about her endowments on the trail and in earned media. One lost primary later, one week before the decisive runoff, Thad Cochran's campaign is returning to the well. After...
  • Friends Dont Let Friends Read Dana Milbank (Epic Journalism Malpractice)

    06/17/2014 1:14:27 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 17, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Dana Milbank is a columnist for the Washington Post who serially exaggerates or distorts what he writes about. Its just what he does. This has been established so many times by so many people that its disappointing to see he is still given prominent perch in his paper and that people who made it past their sophomore year in high school take him seriously. My contribution to the cataloguing of his hackery is Dana Milbank Is Incoherent On Marriage, which shows how he just made stuff up when covering a panel of women at the Heritage Foundation. Last night he...
  • Im sick of being labeled an Islamophobe for stating the truth

    06/17/2014 7:29:45 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies ^ | June 17 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    A week ago Barack Hussein Obama stated that the world is less violent during a Tumblr interview session as his acolytes lapped it up. Is he really that clueless? Islamic terrorist group al-Shabab proves it so. According to Yahoo News, Dozens of extremists (i.e. Islamic terrorists) attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldnt answer questions about Islam and those who didnt know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire. The assault in Mpeketoni began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup...
  • Is Hillary's Book, Hard Choices a bomb?

    06/17/2014 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It depends on the definition of “bomb.” First-week sales for Hillary Clinton’s memoir/campaign book Hard Choices would not embarrass most authors; 60,000 hard-bound and 24,000 electronic outsells most other titles offered even by major publishers in a first printing. However, most authors don’t get $14 million advances, and most authors don’t plan to use their book as a springboard into a presidential campaign either.In those circumstances, Daniel Halper argues, the sales have been, er, brutal: “Between us, they are nervous at S&S [Simon & Schuster],” says the source, who gave permission for his email to be published. “Sales were...
  • The Other Upset: Arkansas Obamacaid Architect Loses State Senate Primary

    06/16/2014 7:31:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2014 | Patrick Ishmael
    The focus of most political observers has been on the primary elections in Virginia last week, and for good reason. But a timezone away, there was another important primary taking place in Arkansas. There, one of the Republican architects of the state’s “private option” Medicaid expansion proposal, state Rep. John Burris, was vying for a state Senate seat that was also being contested by newcomer Scott Flippo. Like Virginia, candidate spending was lopsided with the presumed favorite Burris heavily outspending the challenger. But in the end, the race appears to have hinged on one thing above all else: Burris’...
  • Not So Swift: Libs use U.S. military as a pejorative

    06/15/2014 6:42:21 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 15, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Not So Swift: Libs use U.S. military as a pejorative by Daniel Clark swift boat (n): a small American military vessel used to navigate narrow, interior waterways swift-boat (vb): to expose the disloyalty of a soldier, esp. when done by a large number of that soldiers far more loyal, honorable and trustworthy peers While explaining how the Obama administration could be surprised by criticisms of its prisoner exchange with the Taliban, NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd reported, a few aides describe it to me as, we didnt know that they were going to swiftboat [Bowe] Bergdahl. The they in...
  • The Fall of Jim Robinsons Free Republic Website [A festering case of epic butt-hurt (Whaaaa-mulance

    04/28/2011 7:11:50 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 553 replies
    Publis' Forum ^ | April 28, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    The Fall of Jim Robinson’s Free Republic Website I want to report and expose a devious and vicious campaign that is currently underway on the so-called “premier” site on the Internet for conservatives, Free Republic. Ironically, the target of this campaign is fellow…conservatives, especially conservative bloggers, completely removing any justification from Free Republic for promoting this kind of action. I moonlight as a conservative blogger, though I write for Examiner, which is a news website run by the Clarity Media Group. I have been familiar with Free Republic for several years, and I had been lurking there since about 2003...
  • Obama's imperial presidency

    05/21/2014 11:09:37 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 21, 2014 | Dan Miller
    President Obama wasnot the first.You weren't the first, Barry. Do you care?He is, however, the worst. Jonathan Turley, a liberal in the old fashioned sense and not a librul, opines in an article titled A Question of Power: The ImperialPresidency that although He did not startthe trend to an imperial presidency,President Obama has expanded it, in spades. Worse, few seem to care--including even our "honorable' members of the Congress and our equally "honorable" members of the Federal judiciary. Even worse, few members of the general public seem concerned. Here are a few of Mr. Turley's observations: [M]any Americans misunderstand the...
  • Pervert Democrat makes Benghazi masturbation joke yes, you just read that

    05/07/2014 11:38:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/7/14 | Twitchy Staff
    Just when you thought the Democrats callousness couldnt get any worse, a Mississippi congressional candidate reaches a new low. Trish Causey, running for the Democrat nomination in MS-4, thought making a National Masturbation Month joke about murdered diplomats and Navy Seals was a good campaign move.
  • Cop Tases Man Reading A Book (VIDEO)

    05/07/2014 7:58:02 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 32 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 5/7/14 | Austin Petersen
    SALEM, OR An incident is being investigated where a police officer in Oregon was harassing a man who was sitting down reading a book at a local transit mall. The officer grabs the mans skateboard, throws it and tells him to put his hands behind his back. The man stands up and begins to walk away, pulling out his cell phone to make a call, causing the officer to deploy the taser in the mans back. At the moment there has been no information from the local police released as to the motive for the officers attack on the...
  • 20 Huge Companies That Want To Take Your Guns

    05/07/2014 6:31:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | May 4, 2014 | Jodi Swan
    1. MTV MTVs Chairman is on the board of CeaseFire, Inc. Not only are they corrupting society one raunchy music video at a time, theyd also love nothing more than to disarm the public. 2. Staples The office supply mogul frequently bans gun companies from entering their business contests even though the contests are supposed to be open to any and all businesses. Sounds just like our tolerant friends on the left to make such a move. 3. Bank of America Turned down the business of McMillan Group simply because they are a gun company. 4. Google The worlds...
  • 21st Century Minutemen...

    04/05/2014 4:39:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of news/views/opinion for the 'new media' right...
  • Hobby Lobby Hysteria Hits New High

    03/19/2014 4:46:08 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/19/2014 | David Catron
    Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning constitutional challenges to Obamacares contraception mandate brought by Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Neither company objects to birth control, per se. Indeed, both provide coverage to their employees for most types of contraception. Yet civilization as we know it will collapse if the justices rule in their favor, according to the increasingly shrill prognostications of panicky liberals. Such a decision, progressives shriek, would constitute a victory for the dark forces behind the war on women, erode employee protections against discrimination, and dramatically reduce access to health care...
  • Obama is Poisonous

    03/17/2014 2:48:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 17, 2014 | Rich Galen
    I promise I will not spend the next 232 days - between now and election day - writing about how the mid-terms are going to turn out. You know my record for prognostication. It's dreadful. Nevertheless, here is what I Tweeted yesterday afternoon: @richgalen Gallup Obama Approval 3-day track = 39-55. One year ago was 50-43. Reason enough for Dems to worry. There is not much statistical difference between an approval rating of 42 and 39 (and it is likely to bounce within that range) but, the psychology of one being in the 40s and the other in the...
  • It Gives Me No Joy, But Yes: I Will Say I Told You So. Seven Damn Years Ago.

    03/04/2014 6:13:58 AM PST · by No One Special · 3 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | March 3, 2014 | The Professor
    In 2007, in my 60th post on SWP, I wrote a post about Putin and the Euros, titled A Man in a Hurry. If you look at Putins aggression in Ukraine, and the utterly pusillanimous European response to this aggression, that post from more than 7 years ago is quite clearly prophetic, to the last jot and tittle. The closing paragraph: **** I think that most Europeans, and those few Americans who seem to pay much attention to these issues, are nonplussed by Putins audacity in large part because they are projecting their attitudes onto him. They cannot envision why...
  • Defamation and Blogging - The 9th Circuit Has Spoken(Long)

    01/25/2014 1:52:37 PM PST · by Wingy · 8 replies
    TF Metals Report ^ | 1/24/2014 | California Lawyer
    I was reading a blog at another site, and came upon this excellent post. With full permission of the author I repost it here. Enjoy! It's long but worth the time IMHO. It's also the most sense out of The Ninth Circuit that I've ever seen. By California Lawyer | Friday, January 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm What First Amendment protections are afforded a blogger sued for defamation? This was the question presented recently in a case just decided in the most liberal appellate court jurisdiction in the USA, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The issue was one of...
  • Appeals court rules blogger, press get same protections

    01/18/2014 11:43:06 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/17/14 | TAL KOPAN
    A federal appellate court ruled Friday that the author of a blog post deserves the same treatment in a defamation case as "institutional media." The three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held unanimously that there is no difference between a journalist for a media outlet and another speaker when it comes to First Amendment protections. The case stems from a series of blog posts published in 2010 by a woman accusing a financial advice firm of fraud and corruption. One of the firm's principals was appointed as the bankruptcy trustee to a company that had misappropriated client...
  • Time Magazine Swings Both Ways: Can't Decide Whether we have Global Warming or Global Cooling

    01/08/2014 7:51:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/08/2014
    As spotted by Steve Goddard, and linked to by Climate Depot: In 1974, Time Magazine blamed the cold polar vortex on global cooling. ‘Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.’Another Ice Age? – TIME Forty years later, Time Magazine blames the cold polar vortex on global warming ‘But not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global...
  • Santa is Not Only White Hes Also Republican!

    12/18/2013 5:48:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 18, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    t seems apropos to mention something controversial about Santa Claus, given the recent furor over his skin pigmentation. (Because, ya know, early Catholic Bishops and German folklore characters are traditionally such a multicultural crowd.) But, my controversial comment about old Saint Nick has little to do with his racial identification. You see, I have given it many hours of thought (no I have no life), and I am convinced that Kris Kringle is (undoubtedly) a member of the Republican Party. Wait! Hear me out! He may not be a Gadsden-flag-waving member of the tea party, but he definitely belongs to...
  • Man who issued Zimmerman bounty promoted: Offered $10K now takes control of New Black Panther Party

    10/28/2013 2:04:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 27, 2013
    Hashim Nzinga, the man who issued a $10,000 bounty for George Zimmerman before he was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, now has assumed leadership of the New Black Panther Party. It was in March 2012 when Nzinga issued the bounty even before Zimmerman was charged for the death of Martin. Nzinga never has called off the bounty. Journalist and author Jack Cashill, who covers the Zimmerman controversy in his upcoming book If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman, said the fact that Nzinga has risen to lead the radical black nationalist organization...
  • It'll Take More Than Words

    10/21/2013 6:45:30 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 6 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | October 21, 2013 | The Artful Dilettante
    It'll Take More Than Words
  • Obama hits bloggers, radio 'talking heads' who 'profit from conflict'

    10/19/2013 7:05:46 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    Demanding a change to the way business is done in Washington, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged lawmakers to ignore lobbyists, bloggers, "talking heads on radio" and "the professional activists who profit from conflict."
  • Pay No Attention to the Bad Data

    10/08/2013 7:24:18 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 2 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 14, 2013 | STEVEN F. HAYWARD
    Thought experiment: Imagine you are a national security reporter, covering the release of a massive, 2,000-page report on domestic intelligence gathering activities and future threat assessment from the National Security Agency. But instead of issuing the full report, the NSA issues a 30-page “Summary for Policymakers” (SPM) written by political appointees at the Justice Department, promising that the full 2,000-page report will be released a few days later. Would you print a front-page story based only on the 30-page summary, or would you demand to see the full report? If you’d go with the politically massaged summary, then congratulations​—​you too...
  • Yes, I Think This Means the GOP is Winning

    10/08/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT · by wmfights · 46 replies
    Red State ^ | October 8th, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    Polling shows more Americans blame the GOP than Barack Obama. I think this means the GOP is winning. Youll need to let me explain. Republican leaders have lived in abject fear for the last two months that there would be an overwhelming backlash against them. In 1995, public opinion ran against the GOP 2 to 1. Bill Clinton consistently got the better of the GOP. With that history in mind, the GOP leadership in Washington, when no fundraising off Ted Cruzs hard line, has been soiling itself afraid the GOP might actually go along with him. And the party did....
  • The Debt Ceiling is the Law of the Land

    10/07/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 10/6/13 | Daniel Horowitz
    Over the past few weeks, Democrats have indicated that they have no intention of negotiating over Obamacare, opting instead to shut down the government. They are justifying their obstinacy by asserting that Obamacare is the law of the land. Well, if that is the game they want to play, we should return the favor with the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling, pursuant to the Second Liberty Bond Act of 1917, is the law of the land. And it has been so for far longer than Obamacare. Throughout this debate over funding Obamacare in the budget bill, House GOP leaders have...
  • Obama: Shutdown for thee, but not for me

    10/07/2013 10:36:27 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/7/13 | Thomas Lifson
    "It is now quite clear that President Obama is managing the shutdown of 17% of the government to inflict pain, while sparing himself and his family any discomfort. Although his media lickspittles will not publicize the worst abuses, social media offers us the chance to spread the word of his peculiar priorities. Today, we learn that the Amber Alert website, which helps rescue kidnapped children, has been taken down "due to the lapse in federal funding."
  • Sharpton's Crackers

    10/07/2013 7:52:56 AM PDT · by UltraConservative · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10-8-13 | Ben Shapiro
    The leftist medias attempts to portray themselves as credible journalists in pursuit of the truth are laughably transparent. But the presence of Al Sharpton on the national news scene represents demonstrable proof not just of the unseriousness of the mainstream media, but of their vile race-baiting for ratings. So why are major advertisers like Ritz Crackers helping pay Sharpton's salary? In any rational world, Sharpton would certainly not have a primetime slot on MSNBC. From his Tawana Brawley hoax to his defense of Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum, from his fanning of racial flames during the Trayvon Martin incident to...
  • Two arrests in Jacksonville airport closure, one destructive device found

    10/02/2013 5:23:06 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 2, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    No one is quite sure yet what happened last night at the Jacksonville airport last night, but two arrests have been made, and at least one destructive device has been found. Security shut down the airport for several hours and evacuated it while dealing with two suspicious packages, one of which may have been the real thing:
  • Senate Panel OKs Measure Defining a Journalist

    09/12/2013 1:15:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 131 replies ^ | 9/12/13 | ap
    The vote was 13-5 for a compromise defining a "covered journalist" as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. The individual would have been employed for one year within the last 20 or three months within the last five years. It would apply to student journalists or someone with a considerable amount of freelance work in the last five years. A federal judge also would have the discretion to declare an individual a "covered journalist," who would be granted the privileges of the law.
  • Reviews in for Obama speech: Incoherent, disingenuous, nothing new

    09/11/2013 7:44:39 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 11, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, I wrote a review of President Obamas speech, which was hardly complimentary. Other reviews make it look positively warm in comparison. Take for instance this long and pointed criticism from John Harris at Politico, which frames the speech as coming from two different Obamas and then concludes with by calling the entire effort disingenuous:
  • Backfire!WashingtonDC denial of 2Million bikers no-stop drive-thru permit 9-11-13 means all day

    09/09/2013 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 110 replies
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