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  • BREAKING: New Emails Show Lerner Contacted DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 1:51:58 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 16 April 2014
    According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner contacted the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for “lying” about political activity.
  • Rescuers Race to Find Survivors of South Korean Ferry Sinking

    04/16/2014 5:08:04 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 16, 2014 | ALASTAIR GALE, KWANWOO JUN and IN-SOO NAM
    SEOUL—South Korea said almost 300 people remain missing after a passenger ferry sank early Wednesday near the country's southwest coast. Rescue services raced to find survivors from the ship, which quickly rolled over and may have trapped passengers inside. Two bodies have been recovered from the site. Officials said the cause of the disaster hadn't been determined.
  • Reid on Cattle Battle: "It's not over"

    04/14/2014 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Andy'smom · 62 replies
    KRNV ^ | 04/14/2014
    RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Senate majority leader Harry Reid hasn't been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says "it's not over." Reid tells News4's Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. Senator Reid had just wrapped up a speech and question and answer session with students at UNR.
  • Breaking: Obama to propose expanding EITC and child tax credit in budget

    Updated to reflect details of the president's proposal President Obama’s budget to be released on Tuesday will propose expanding the earned-income-tax-credit and the child-tax-credit, a pair of tax policies targeting low-income and middle-income Americans that the White House hopes could appeal to Republicans who also support the policies. Obama will propose expanding the EITC to benefit the roughly 13.5 million workers who don’t have children. While low-income workers without children are eligible for the tax credit – a kind of cash bonus – it is far more generous for workers with children. According to the Center on Budget Policy and...
  • IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return

    02/25/2014 8:01:51 PM PST · by Mariner · 125 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:20 PM EST | John Kartch
    GET INVOLVED Email:* Zip Code: *Required Privacy Policy Email Print Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:20 PM EST John Kartch Related Items Grover Norquist discusses the Obamacare Cover Up Obamacare Exchanges Enroll Only 51,000 Uninsured Americans The Obamacare Signup Cover-up Daily Media Spotlight for August 15, 2013 Read More IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return Agency employs Orwellian term “Shared Responsibility Payment” to describe Obamacare individual mandate tax. President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service today quietly released a series of Obamacare “Health Care Tax Tips” warning Americans that they must obtain “qualifying” health insurance – as defined by...
  • Accidental "I Love You" derailed SEALS career

    02/14/2014 10:47:54 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 49 replies
    ABC News/Yahoo ^ | 2/14/14 | Lee Ferran
    Decorated Navy SEAL Brett Jones had already survived two harrowing deployments overseas when, back in the states, his world came crashing down around him, all thanks to an answering machine. It was the morning after a welcome back party, and Jones was calling to thank a fellow Navy serviceman who organized the bash. The man wasn't in, so Jones left him a message at his military office, and then he did something without thinking about it. "I said, 'I love you' before I hung up," Jones told ABC News, recounting the story by email.
  • Ted Cruz, Rand Paul top huge Tea Party poll; Chris Christie, Jeb Bush dead last

    02/11/2014 9:25:28 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 11, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Conservative Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul top the biggest Tea Party presidential poll yet, while moderates New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are dumped at the bottom, undermining their hopes of being 2016 crossover candidates. The online poll of 62,000 grassroots activists provided exclusively to Secrets finds that conservatives and Tea Party organizers stand fully behind the heroes of their movement, including outspoken surgeon Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
  • CBO: health care law (Obamacare) will reduce jobs by 2 million

    02/04/2014 9:09:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    The Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by more than two million in coming years, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday in the most detailed analysis of the law’s impact on jobs.
  • Millions of Dollars in Phony $100 Bills Flooding the Big Apple

    01/30/2014 3:48:15 PM PST · by yoe · 20 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | January 30, 2014 | Murray Weiss
    It’s all about the Benjamins. An international counterfeiting ring has been pumping millions of dollars in phony $100 bills into New York and other cities in the metropolitan area over the past several years, forcing the Secret Service to step up its operation to shut it down, sources told "On The Inside." Federal officials are tracking the mules who smuggle bogus bills into the country and distributing an alert to New York businesses, banks and security industry personnel that teaches how to detect the fake C-notes, a copy of which DNAinfo New York obtained. [snip]The Secret Service warning says the...
  • Ecuadorian General fought terrorists, jailed in US after seeking asylum. No due process, No bueno

    01/30/2014 9:04:10 AM PST · by mgist · 30 replies
    Telemetro ^ | 1/29/14 | to scared to say
    Detienen en EE.UU a general ecuatoriano acusado de crímenes de lesa humanidad El general ecuatoriano Edgar Vaca fue detenido en la capital de EE.UU., a petición de las autoridades del país andino, que le reclaman por su presunta implicación en crímenes de lesa humanidad, informó hoy el Ministerio del Interior de Ecuador en un comunicado. Vaca y otros nueve generales y coroneles del Ejército y Policía fueron acusados por la Fiscalía General ecuatoriana por su presunta responsabilidad en la tortura, violencia sexual y desaparición forzada de tres exguerrilleros detenidos en 1985 acusados de tener vínculos con el grupo subversivo Alfaro...
  • Spy Agencies Scour Phone Apps for Personal Data

    01/27/2014 9:57:07 AM PST · by John W · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 27, 2014 | JAMES GLANZ, JEFF LARSON and ANDREW W. LEHREN
    When a smartphone user opens Angry Birds, the popular game application, and starts slinging birds at chortling green pigs, spy agencies have plotted how to lurk in the background to snatch data revealing the player’s location, age, sex and other personal information, according to secret British intelligence documents. In their globe-spanning surveillance for terrorism suspects and other targets, the National Security Agency and its British counterpart have been trying to exploit a basic byproduct of modern telecommunications: With each new generation of mobile phone technology, ever greater amounts of personal data pour onto networks where spies can pick it up....
  • Obama convenes college leaders on expanding access

    01/16/2014 7:56:26 AM PST · by ResisTyr · 50 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is bringing together university presidents from across the country together to exact commitments from each other to expand access to higher education.
  • Christie still oddsmakers' favorite to win GOP nomination

    01/16/2014 2:11:16 AM PST · by South40 · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/14/2014 | Dylan Stableford
    Scandals? What scandals? Despite facing a pair of controversies worthy of having the word "gate" attached to them, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains one of the odds-on favorites to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. According to Oddschecker.com, a British website that tracks online bookmakers, Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are both 5-to-1 favorites to win the GOP nomination, according to one bookmaker. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (9 to 1) and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (12 to 1) are less favored, while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (33 to 1) is a popular long shot.
  • Sec. Kerry: U.S. deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act

    01/13/2014 2:49:33 PM PST · by xzins · 95 replies
    Secretary Kerry: U.S. deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Deep Concern with Nigeria’s Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 13, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians. Moreover, it is inconsistent with Nigeria’s international legal obligations and undermines the democratic reforms and human rights protections enshrined in its 1999 Constitution. People everywhere deserve...
  • Southwest Airlines Plane Lands At Wrong Airport, Almost Careens Off Cliff

    01/12/2014 11:20:27 PM PST · by zipper · 76 replies
    Forbes online ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | unknown
    "...scheduled to fly to Dallas with a stop in Branson, Missouri (BKG) but instead, the aircraft touched down at Taney County Airport (PLK), 8.6 miles away from its intermediate stop"
  • NFC Wild Card Game Live Thread

    01/05/2014 1:46:08 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 48 replies
    05 Jan 2014 | US Navy Vet
    GO PACK!!!
  • The hidden costs of ObamaCare

    01/01/2014 7:24:24 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/1/14 | Jacqueline Leo
    ObamaCare has delivered another sucker punch to the middle class. This time it's sticker shock. Now that most people can get past the tech problems of HealthCare.gov and actually see the real cost of insurance plans available, they are finding that Affordable Care is a big hit to the family budget. And when the family budget gets hit in the solar plexus, guess what happens to consumer spending and the economy?
  • Pope Francis, The Choice (Time person of the year!)

    12/11/2013 6:31:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 201 replies
    Time ^ | Nancy Gibbs
    Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge. The next day, it was taken away because he wore it. Here endeth the lesson. How do you practice humility from the most exalted throne on earth? Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly—young and old, faithful and cynical—as has Pope Francis. In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of...
  • Angola 'Bans Islam', Dismantles Mosques, According To News Reports

    11/25/2013 11:30:22 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/24/2013 | Connor Adams Sheets
    A number of news outlets have reported that Angola has "banned" Islam and started to dismantle mosques in a bold effort to stem the spread of Muslim extremism. Weekly French-language Moroccan newspaper La Nouvelle Tribune published an article on Friday sourcing "several" Angolan officials, including the Southwest African nation's minister of culture, Rosa Cruz, who reportedly offered the following remarks, which have been translated from French: "The process of legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Their mosques would be closed until further notice." The media reports have not described why Islam...
  • Netanyahu makes a case for a preemptive strike

    10/16/2013 8:11:10 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 15, 2013, 5:16 pm | Haviv Rettig Gur
    In Yom Kippur War anniversary speech, prime minister suggests that inaction on Iran is costlier than international opprobrium Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a thinly veiled defense of a possible Israeli preemptive strike on Iran during a Knesset commemoration Tuesday of the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. In a speech to MKs about the war, in which Israel was surprised by a coordinated Arab invasion on the northern and southern fronts, Netanyahu explained that IDF soldiers who fought in the bitter battles of that war “saved us from paying the price of complacency.” “In the end we won...
  • Where is Jim (we need you now more than ever Mr. Vicevich)

    10/16/2013 7:14:44 AM PDT · by George from New England · 13 replies
    Jim's fill-in is defecting. Its horrible. wtic 1080
  • House GOP to try to counter Senate debt limit plan

    10/15/2013 7:16:04 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 72 replies
    yahoo.news ^ | Oct 15, 2013 2 minutes ago | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders unveiled their own plan Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate plan to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. The bill would repeal a new tax on medical devices and take away lawmakers' federal health care subsidies in addition to funding the government through Jan. 15 and giving Treasury the ability to borrow normally through Feb. 7. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Republicans plan to pass the measure later Tuesday. It could prove tricky because Democrats probably won't support it. The House move comes after conservative lawmakers rebelled at the...
  • Reject This

    10/15/2013 3:01:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/15/2013 | Erick Erickson
    The basic framework of the deal Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid have hammered out is coming to light. The provision the GOP is crowing over — that the Obama Administration will check the income levels of those who receive a subsidy — is already the law. Meanwhile, the GOP will let the rest of the year proceed above sequester level spending, give the unions another carve out of Obamacare, and extend the debt limit to February. I’m sure at the last minute they’ll also delay the medical device tax so it looks like Harry Reid caved on something. Really, it’ll...
  • Obama: Without deal 'good chance of default'

    10/14/2013 12:00:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 14, 2013
    President Barack Obama says that if Republicans can't resolve the standoff over the debt ceiling and the partial government shutdown, quote, "we stand a good chance of defaulting."
  • Liberals on Twitter: One idiot with Confederate flag at tea party rally = GOP is racist

    10/14/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT · by celmak · 314 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Koala McDidgeridoo
    At a tea party rally in Washington Sunday billed as the “Million Vet March,” one idiot decided to bring Confederate flag, which was enough for liberals to paint the entire Republican Party as racist.
  • NPR Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown

    10/09/2013 5:56:42 AM PDT · by HawkHogan · 113 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/9/2013
    Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it.
  • The Debt Ceiling is the Law of the Land

    10/07/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 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...
  • Sharpton's Crackers

    10/07/2013 7:52:56 AM PDT · by UltraConservative · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10-8-13 | Ben Shapiro
    The leftist media’s 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...
  • Obama Calls 1st Meeting With Congressional Leaders on Shutdown

    10/02/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 109 replies
    AP ^ | October 2, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    <p>President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.</p>
  • Colorado voters oust Democratic state senators over gun control

    09/11/2013 12:17:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 11, 2013 | eith Coffman
    Colorado voters ousted two Democratic lawmakers, including the state senate president, in a historic recall vote on Tuesday over their support for tougher gun control laws, handing a major victory to gun rights supporters.(John Boehner must cut loose the Tea Party)...this should read...."Speaker Boehner Embraces The Tea Party!"
  • Germans switch to national email providers after US scandal

    08/29/2013 3:12:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 29.08.13 @ 10:43 | Valentina Pop
    German people are flocking to national email providers and demanding encryption services normally reserved for corporate security in the wake of the US spying scandal, German justice minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger told journalists in Berlin on Wednesday (28 August). “German users have reacted to the NSA [the US’ National Security Agency] scandal by switching to German email providers … and they are demanding encryption of their emails so far reserved to telecom companies. There is a great opportunity for private encryption,” the minister said. She claimed that “some 80 percent have done so” already. …
  • REPORT: Obama Is Considering A Limited Two-Day Strike On Syrian Military Targets

    08/27/2013 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 196 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/27/2013 | Michael Kelly
    President Obama is considering a strike on Syrian military targets involving sea-launched cruise missiles or possibly long-range bombers that would last no more than two days, according to senior administration officials and reported by Karen DeYoung and Anne Gearan of The Washington Post. Reuters reports that the West has told the opposition to expect a strike "within days." The limited strike would seemingly be a response to allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people before dawn on August 21. Hundreds were killed and thousands suffered "neurotoxic symptoms." The design of the potential attack implies sending...
  • Obama hits the golf links

    08/25/2013 11:29:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2013 | Ian Swanson
    President Obama is spending his Sunday golfing, according to the White House. The outing comes amid rising signs the U.S. is inching closer to launching a military strike against Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons by that country’s government. Here’s the report from the White House press pool on the golfing outing: Motorcade arrived at the rolling, green Ft. Belvoir golf course at 1:24 p.m. after uneventful ride. A few golfers paused in their games to watch the passing motorcade. Golfing partners are David Krone, Mike Brush, and Marvin Nicholson. After finding community center closed, pool is holding...
  • Sandy Hook Redux? Shots Fired Reported At Georgia Elementary School; Shooter In Custody

    08/20/2013 10:37:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 20, 2013
    Here we go again. Just out from WSBTV.com The DeKalb County schoolboard chairman says a there is an active shooter at McNair Elementary School. Chairman Melvin Johnson said there have been reports of shots fired. There are no reports of injuries. The gunman has not been located. News Chopper 2 footage showed children running from the school building. Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, a charter school, is located on 2nd Avenue in Decatur. Channel 2 Action News crews are on the way to the scene. Check back with WSBTV.com for updates.
  • Yemen claims it foiled al-Qaida plot

    08/07/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 7, 2013 10:19 EDT
    A Yemeni government spokesman claims authorities have foiled a plot by al-Qaida militants aimed at taking control of two cities in the country, then storming strategic ports and bombing gas facilities.
  • Poll: Who do you foresee as emerging to lead the Republican Party?

    08/06/2013 12:28:29 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 81 replies
    dailypaul.com ^ | 08/06/13 | Paul 3V0L/O'Reilly Poll Results
    The poll results so far of "Who do you foresee as emerging to lead the Republican Party" breakdown as follows: Rand Paul 40% Chris Christie 7% Marco Rubio 18% Someone else 35%
  • U.S. Outlines N.S.A.'s Culling of Data for All Domestic Calls

    07/31/2013 9:20:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/31/13 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday released formerly classified documents outlining a once-secret program of the National Security Agency that is collecting records of all domestic phone calls in the United States, as top officials testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the hearing began, The Guardian newspaper published another document from the archives of Top Secret surveillance matters leaked to it by the former N.S.A. contractor Edward J. Snowden. It was a 32-page presentation describing the N.S.A.´s XKeyscore program, by which N.S.A. analysts can mine vast databases of phone and Internet information the agency has vacuumed up.
  • Chris Christie slams libertarians over national security

    07/26/2013 10:10:38 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    970 WFLA ^ | 7/26/13 | Jason Howerton
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday took a big swing at libertarian-leaning lawmakers in both parties, calling the ideology, when applied to national security, “a very dangerous thought.” His comments come just one day after the House narrowly rejected a sweeping amendment to defund the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. Addressing the bipartisan coalition that joined together to nearly push the so-called Amash amendment through, Christie told lawmakers who harbor libertarian views on the issue to explain their position to the victims of 9/11, the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake reports. He also included Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in...
  • 78- year-old woman charged for killing bear accidentally

    07/24/2013 12:49:07 PM PDT · by Pfesser · 64 replies
    Pickens County Progress ^ | Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Angella Reinhardt
    Pickens... (a 76 year old)resident(with arthritis) Judy Gardner said the citation for the Georgia DNR issued her a citation for hunting out of season... that she had no intentions of killing the black bear she felt was threatening her safety.... "The bear" was chasing her cat and he crashed into the door.... I was scared to death....she grabbed her .22 rifle... and fired shots into the air...<>...the bear moved toward the north end of the porch...she shoot three more times at the ground<> (she returned later) and spotted it later...lying by the driveway."I thought I saw movement and purposefully shot...
  • DHS nominee under investigation for allegedly helping Hillary Clinton's brother

    07/24/2013 11:18:36 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2013 | Fox News
    Authorities are investigating the man President Obama tapped to take over the second highest spot at the Department of Homeland Security for allegedly using his position and power to unfairly obtain U.S. visas for foreign investors in a company run by Hillary Clinton’s brother, FoxNews.com has confirmed. Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was named by Homeland Security's Inspector General's Office as a target in an investigation involving the foreign investor program run by USCIS, according to an email sent to lawmakers late Monday.
  • Obama’s Economic Speech In Illinois As Prepared For Delivery (Returns to Campaign Mode, Same Old...)

    07/24/2013 11:25:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies
    TPM ^ | 24 Jul 13 | Obama
    ....clip Let me give you a quick preview of what I’ll be fighting for and why. The first cornerstone of a strong and growing middle class has to be an economy that generates more good jobs in durable, growing industries. Over the past four years, for the first time since the 1990s, the number of American manufacturing jobs hasn’t gone down; they’ve gone up. But we can do more. So I’ll push new initiatives to help more manufacturers bring more jobs back to America. We’ll continue to focus on strategies to create good jobs in wind, solar, and natural gas...
  • Shutdown looms over ObamaCare

    07/23/2013 9:12:12 AM PDT · by 80sReaganite · 85 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/23/13 05:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton
    ObamaCare is at the center of a rapidly escalating fight that threatens to shut the government down this fall. Republicans have tried this maneuver in Obama’s first term, only to back off later to the chagrin of Tea Party leaders. This time, GOP lawmakers are emboldened by problems plaguing the administration’s ObamaCare implementation.
  • Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Detail Role of Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon M..

    07/10/2013 11:46:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 7/10/13 | 7/10/13
    Washington, D.C. – Judicial Watch announced today that has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.
  • Bridgeport Police Investigate Shooting

    07/10/2013 8:41:18 AM PDT · by Raycpa · 10 replies
    Hartford courant ^ | 7/10/13 | Hilda Munoz
    BRIDGEPORT — A 22-year-old Stratford woman told police she was carjacked and shot in the leg late Tuesday, police said.
  • Legendary gunmaker Kalashnikov flown to Moscow for treatment

    06/26/2013 8:03:13 AM PDT · by archy · 65 replies
    ROPTLY- TV NOVOSTI [Russia] ^ | 23 June 2013 | Staff
    Legendary gunmaker Kalashnikov flown to Moscow for treatment Mikhail Kalashnikov, world famous inventor, with an AK-47 assault rifle. (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Vyatkin) Russia 93-year-old Mikhail Kalashnikov has been flown to Moscow for hospital treatment on an Emergencies Ministry plane after being taken ill in his home city of Izhevsk. The iconic gunsmith is said to be in a serious condition. The inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle endured the flight well and has been sent to undergo medical treatment in a Central military hospital in the Russian capital, reports Itar-Tass. Kalashnikov had been admitted to a cardiology hospital in...
  • BREAKING: Zimmerman Judge Rules Out Audio Experts

    06/22/2013 9:24:04 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 129 replies
    TTAG ^ | JUNE 22, 2013 | Robert Farago
    “In a major blow for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman case, a judge on Saturday barred the testimony of two audio experts who suggested that a taped 911 call indicated Trayvon Martin was crying out for help during the violent struggle that ended with a gunshot,”
  • Obama: Religious schools encourage division

    06/20/2013 7:57:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 130 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama actually made this claim at a speech in Belfast on Monday, but it seems to be gaining traction overnight. His claim, aimed at both Catholic and Protestant “schools and buildings,” came in prepared remarks rather than an extemporaneous response to a question. The Scottish Catholic Observer quotes the argument accurately: The US President has made an alarming call for an end to Catholic education in Northern Ireland in spite of the fact that Archbishop Gerhard Müller told Scots that Catholic education was ‘a critical component of the Church.’ President Barack Obama (above), repeated the oft disproved claim that...
  • Dying Girl to Receive Lung Transplant After Sebelius Denied It

    06/12/2013 9:50:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 100 replies
    A dying girl who needs a lung transplant and only has weeks to live has will receive the long-awaited lung transplant she so desperately needs. Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis, received national attention after HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius refused to help.
  • Operation "Troll The NSA" Starts Up Online With Plan To Jam Spy Scanners

    06/12/2013 7:18:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 81 replies
    Mail Online ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jill Reilly
    An operation to troll the NSA has started up online in a bid to jam the spy scanners. The plan is to 'test' the system by sending a message full of terrorist buzz words to the agency Wednesday at 7pm EST. The website was set up in response to the accusations at the U.S. government is collecting and looking at data from Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Apple through a secretive program codenamed PRISM.
  • Redstone radar blob: 'Whatever it was' versus what we know it wasn't

    06/06/2013 11:01:27 AM PDT · by WayneM · 54 replies
    AL.com ^ | June 06, 2013 | Lee Roop
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Whatever Tuesday's Redstone radar blob was, it was unlike anything most professional radar watchers have ever seen. Speculation has centered on secret defense testing at Redstone Arsenal, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville has said it has found feathery pieces of fiberglass near the area. All this has led Huntsville scientists to be discreet in their public speculation so far in deference to national security. But they are shedding more light on an event that exploded on radar like a thunderstorm, spread nearly 10 miles wide and a mile high, and lasted for nine hours -...