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  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. [FReepathon XXXII]

    08/01/2015 8:50:33 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 205 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We do not rely on corporate sponsors or well-heeled individuals to provide funds, because we do not want them trying to influence our direction. We do not rely on advertisers, corporate sponsors, affiliates or partners because they come with strings attached. Look how they're punishing Trump. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. We are noncommercial, but not a...
  • Hillary aide Huma Abedin under investigation for overpayments at State Department

    08/01/2015 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Baynative · 38 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The office of inspector general at the State Department is investigating longtime Hillary Clinton friend and aide Huma Abedin for recieving pay she was not eligible for while she worked for Clinton at the State Department. The issues surround Abedin's salary being paid while she was on vacation and on maternity leave from her job at State.
  • FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments...

    08/01/2015 5:05:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    The Center for Medical Progress/youtube ^ | July 30, 2015 | The Center for Medical Progress
    FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments... FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lengthy video on link
  • Top Clinton aide accused of receiving overpayments at State Department (Huma Weiner)

    07/31/2015 7:22:22 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman and Carol D. Leonnig
    State Department investigators concluded this year that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules governing vacation and sick leave during her tenure as an official in the department. The finding — which Abedin has formally contested — emerged publicly Friday after Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) sent letters to Secretary of State John F. Kerry and others seeking more information about an investigation into possible “criminal” conduct by Abedin concerning her pay. The letters also sought the status of an inquiry into whether Abedin had violated conflict-of-interest laws...
  • 18 House Republicans Pledge to Shut Down Government if Planned Parenthood Not De-Funded

    07/31/2015 2:03:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 99 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 31, 2015
    The Senate will vote early Monday evening on a new bill has been introduced that will totally de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The legislation follows four shocking videos that have caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. But if that legislation is defeated by Senate Democrats, as is expected, a group of 18 House Republicans say they will hold up any bill to fund the federal government that does not contain language in it to de-fund Planned Parenthood. “We must act to fully defund Planned Parenthood,” they wrote in a letter...
  • Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop

    07/31/2015 12:21:32 PM PDT · by archy · 27 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 30 July 2015 | Bob Owens
    Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop Posted by Bob Owens on July 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm ď‚‚ Somehow, I donÂ’t think Flint Township Police will be stopping people who open carry firearms any time soon unless they have a darn good reason. A man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested on Christmas Eve while legally open-carrying his pistol has reached a $35,000 settlement with the officer who stopped him, according to the manÂ’s attorney. John David McMorris reached the agreement Tuesday, July 28, after he sued Flint Township Police and Sgt. Russell Fries following his Dec....
  • Car crashes into U.S. Capitol barricade

    07/31/2015 6:43:52 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    WJLA 7 ^ | July 31 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A car has crashed into the South Barricade of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police. The driver, who is the only occupant of the car, is in custody. Police say the car did not enter the secure perimeter.
  • TRUMP MANIFESTO TO HIT STREET ON SAME DAY AS DEBATE...

    07/31/2015 6:47:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 137 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | July 31, 2015 | Drudge
    TRUMP MANIFESTO TO HIT STREET ON SAME DAY AS DEBATE…
  • Judge to IRS attorneys: I’m about to charge Koskinen personally with contempt

    07/30/2015 6:15:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has had a bad week. Thanks to his efforts to obstruct a Congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, House Republicans have demanded his dismissal by Barack Obama, and have threatened to impeach Koskinen if Obama does nothing. On top of that, a federal judge yesterday got fed up with the IRS’ attempts to obstruct a FOIA demand that he threatened to haul Koskinen into court in order to charge him with contempt. It might be a bad week for the IRS’ attorneys, too: During the a status hearing today, Sullivan...
  • Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on...

    07/30/2015 3:23:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 30, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on Clinton Emails (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that Secretary of State John Kerry asked a court to delay by nearly 40 days his obligation to answer a Judicial Watch lawsuit that seeks to force Kerry to take steps to “recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S. Department of State employees ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John F. Kerry (No. 1:15-cv-00785)). Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on May 28, and the State Department is obligated to...
  • Planned Parenthood video reveals possibility of babies being born alive and killed [for parts]

    07/30/2015 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 165 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Susan Michelle | Jul 30, 2015
    In the fourth and most startling undercover Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, Dr. Savita Ginde of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) admits that about 10 percent of their second trimester babies are born “intact” before the abortion procedure is done. CMP points out that “since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its second trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).” Because PPRM does not use digoxin, this would mean women who are dilated, but have not had the abortion procedure,...
  • Planned Parenthood Plots Sale of LEGALLY-ALIVE Fetuses: 'Probably Going to Get Caught' VIDEO 4

    A Planned Parenthood executive plots harvesting of "intact" fetuses that are considered born-alive infants under federal law - and warns "they're probably going to get caught" if they try it in anti-abortion states, a new undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress shows. Actors posed as representatives from a human biologics company in the video. They meet with Dr. Savita Ginde, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains' Vice President and Medical Director. The meeting took place at the Denver abortion-clinic headquarters. “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we...
  • US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

    07/29/2015 10:00:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/29/15 | JOAN LOWY, LORI HINNANT and ROD McGUIRK
    Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Related Stories US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777 Associated Press Searcher says wing find won't change MH370 seabed search Associated Press Australia Official: Too Early to Say If Plane Debris from MH370 The Wall Street Journal Authorities study plane debris found off Madagascar for links to missing MH370 Reuters Investigators believe debris found...
  • Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos

    07/29/2015 5:45:03 PM PDT · by BAW · 190 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 29, 2015 | AP
    A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
  • U. of Cincinnati prepares for riots as bodycam video showing death of #SamuelDubose to be released..

    07/29/2015 9:26:25 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 419 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/29/15 | Twitchy staff
    The University of Cincinnati is reportedly closed down this afternoon as police officers prepare for potential riots over the death of an unarmed man who was killed by university cops during a traffic stop last week. Samuel Dubose, 43, who is black, was shot and killed by white UC Officer Ray Tensing after Tensing reported that he was “dragged” by Dubose’s vehicle and “had to fire.” The shooting, called “not good” by Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, was captured on Tensing’s body camera and is set to be released today:
  • Pa. Congressman Fattah indicted on corruption charges from 2007 mayor’s race

    07/29/2015 9:16:01 AM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/29/15 | By Paul Kane and Mike DeBonis
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), a onetime rising star who came to Congress 20 years ago as a next-generation reformer, was charged Wednesday with racketeering related to an off-books $1 million loan to his unsuccessful campaign for Philadelphia mayor in 2007. The Justice Department charged Fattah, a senior member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, and four supporters with 29 counts that included bribery, bank fraud and other corruption charges. “The public expects their elected officials to act with honesty and integrity,” said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “By misusing campaign funds, misappropriating government funds, accepting...
  • MH370 Found? Debris on Reunion Island.

    07/29/2015 9:08:07 AM PDT · by chuck allen · 97 replies
    Breakingnews ^ | 7/29/2015 | News Sources
    MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 MISSING 36m Editor's note: Numerous tweets are noting the discovery of airline debris off the coast of La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean and speculating about a possible link to the missing Malaysia jet MH370. Jon Ostrower, the Wall Street Journal’s aerospace reporter, says the debris appears to be an airline flap. - Tom The airline debris found on Reunion Island was discovered on the coast of St. Andrew by trail maintenance workers - @clicanoore read more on clicanoo.re MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 MISSING 9m Local report: Investigators say the debris found on Réunion Island...
  • Texas state senate hearing on PP harvesting - Abby Johnson to testify [Link to live stream]

    07/29/2015 7:39:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies
    The Texas Senate ^ | July 29, 2015
    From Abby's facebook I am testifying in Texas today about the fetal harvesting procedures that took place at my former Planned Parenthood affiliate, Planned Parenthood Gulfcoast. Planned Parenthood has declined to come and defend themselves. Now, I'm not saying it's because of me...but I will say that Planned Parenthood has NEVER testified at any hearing where I speak. I think it's clear that the most terrifying thing to the abortion industry is former clinic workers. To watch live, you can go here. http://tlcsenate.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php…
  • 3rd Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood VP Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/28/2015 6:11:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 91 replies
    Life News ^ | July 28, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    After two shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a third video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president negotiating the sale of aborted babies and attempting to get as much money as possible from the deal.As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of AmericaÂ’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.In the second video, Planned Parenthood...
  • The New Planned Parenthood Sting Video Is the Worst One Yet [picking over body parts]

    07/28/2015 4:01:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/28/15 | Debra Heine
    The latest sting video from the “Human Capital” documentary web series produced by the Center for Medical Progress is the most disturbing one yet. The horrific footage includes technicians picking over aborted baby parts, and is being described by horrified viewers on Twitter as “Godless,” “evil,” and “demonic.” The video also includes new admissions from Planned Parenthood leadership about the illicit pricing structure.One technician featured in the video fainted on the job on her first day — a reaction apparently not uncommon for people in the industry. <-- PJM_300_by_250_middle --> Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist, didn’t realize what she was...
  • House conservative seeks Boehner's ouster [Mark Meadows]

    07/28/2015 3:05:37 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 106 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/28/2015 | Jake Sherman and Lauren French
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has filed a motion to try to force Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post. The move, called a motion to vacate the chair, represents a new level of opposition to GOP leadership from the conservative wing of the House Republican Conference. The motion can be postponed for several days before consideration. The resolution was filed late Tuesday afternoon, just one day before the House was slated to depart for its summer recess.
  • Lake County killing, manhunt leaves tranquil community on edge

    07/28/2015 3:02:22 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 27 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 07,28,2015 | Patrick Cooley
    CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — People living in the quiet neighborhood surrounding Helen Hazen Wyman Park were shocked to learn of Monday's killing of a 60-year-old woman by a man who is also accused of shooting another woman and the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl. Residents who said they previously felt safe in the rural township streets surrounded by woodlands, a public park and a bike trail are now locking their doors at night. Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, tried to rape a girl in the park Monday night and later shot a woman walking on a nearby bike trail in...
  • Ivana Trump rejects rape allegations, says she and Donald Trump are ‘the best of friends’

    07/28/2015 7:05:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 189 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Adam Edelman
    Just a day after allegations reemerged that Donald Trump raped his ex-wife, Ivana Trump, the bombastic billionaire’s former spouse played down the controversy, saying that the two are still “the best of friends.” *snip* “Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign,” she said. “Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president,” Ivana Trump, who divorced her husband in 1992, added.
  • Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts

    07/28/2015 6:25:08 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 51 replies
    Center for Medical Progress ^ | July 28, 2015 | David Daleiden
    LOS ANGELES, July 28–The first episode in a new documentary web series features a woman who once worked in Planned Parenthood clinics describing the profit motive involved in Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal body parts, and includes new admissions from top-level Planned Parenthood leadership about the illicit pricing structure. The “Human Capital” documentary web series is produced by The Center for Medical Progress and integrates expert interviews, eyewitness accounts, and real-life undercover interactions to tell the story of Planned Parenthood’s commercial exploitation of aborted fetal tissue. Episode 1, “Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts,” launches today at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw2xi9mhmuo...
  • Anti-Abortion Group Claims Credit for Planned Parenthood Hacking

    07/27/2015 5:19:15 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 112 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 7/27/15 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washigton (CNN)An anti-abortion group has reportedly claimed credit for hacking Planned Parenthood, the women's health organization that has been under scrutiny for recently released videos showing officials from the group casually discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue.
  • Sean Hannity: "3 Senators Confirmed Ted Cruz's Account that McConnell Lied"

    07/27/2015 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Isara · 123 replies
    Sean Hannity | July 27, 2015
    Sean Hannity has just said that 3 senators confirmed Ted Cruz's account that McConnell lied. "There is no deal; there is no deal; there is no deal." Only Mike Lee is willing to be on the record. Unlike Rush, Sean Hannity started his program with Ted Cruz's audio and attacking GOP leadership.
  • Mark Levin: It Is Time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to Resign

    07/27/2015 10:48:45 AM PDT · by taildragger · 51 replies
    Mark Levin’s Facebook page via Breitbart ^ | 7/27/2015 | Mark Levin ( Facebook Post )
    It is time forSen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)to resign for the good of the nation and the Republican Party.
  • Ted Cruz: "Sen. Cruz: McConnell-Reid Leadership Team Operates for One Party: The Washington Party

    07/26/2015 7:57:42 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 110 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz Press Rekease ^ | July 26, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    AMERICAN PEOPLE ELECTED A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY BELIEVING IT WOULD SOMEHOW BE DIFFERENT FROM A DEMOCRATIC ONE WASHINGTON, D.C. – After speaking on the Senate floor today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement: “We’ve just seen something extraordinary on the Senate floor. The American people elected a Republican majority believing that a Republican majority would be somehow different from a Democratic majority in the United States Senate. Unfortunately, the way the current Senate operates, there is one party, the Washington party. “Senate leadership consists of the McConnell-Reid leadership team. They operate as a team. They support the same...
  • Texas Supreme Court Tells Houston: Repeal Gay Rights Ordinance or Put It to Vote

    07/26/2015 6:04:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    There is now near certainty that Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance, known as HERO, will appear on the November ballot, as Texas Supreme Court has suspended it, ruling that City Council must repeal it by August 24 or put it to popular vote. "We will now get to vote on Mayor Parker's personal, liberal, LGBT agenda this November!" Jared Woodfill, former Harris County Republican Party chief and ones of the plaintiffs, wrote in a blog post. The gay rights ordinance, which, among other things, allows members of the opposite sex to use each other's restrooms, hit the headlines after a...
  • GOP Senators Lead Push to Allow States to Impose Internet Sales Tax

    07/26/2015 7:47:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 127 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 24, 2015 | 2:10 PM EDT | Rudy Takala
    Republicans in the Senate are leading efforts to pass legislation that would allow the states to impose a sales tax on online transactions. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) has proposed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), which would allow states to "collect and remit sales and use taxes with respect to remote sales.” The bill includes an exemption for companies whose gross remote sales are less than $1 million per year. The legislation enjoys support particularly among legislators in rural states who believe that online retailers are encroaching on sales made out of traditional storefronts. […] This is not the first time...
  • STUNNING=> Obama Gives Turkey Green Light to Bomb Former US Soldiers Fighting ISIS

    07/26/2015 7:31:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Forty to fifty Americans are fighting with Kurdish forces against ISIS– Retired US Marine Jordan Matson joined the YPG Kurdish fighters to fight ISIS in September 2014. Jordan told Greta Van Susteren in February that there are 40-50 Americans fighting with Kurdish forces against ISIS. He also said the Kurds are very hospitable to Christians and Yazidis. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)[continued]
  • SENATE IN SESSION, Sunday, July 26, 2015

    07/26/2015 11:40:59 AM PDT · by cornelis · 151 replies
    Watch Now
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 July 2015

    07/26/2015 4:42:13 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 121 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 July 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 26th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Republican presidential candidate John Kasich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry; Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.THIS WEEK (ABC): Attorney General Loretta Lynch; Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham; Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Perry.
  • Video: Donald Trump Event In Oskaloosa, Iowa

    07/25/2015 4:52:57 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 93 replies
    Trump Campaign ^ | 7-25-15 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump delivers remarks at his “Make America Great Again Rally & Picnic” in Oskaloosa, Iowa on July 25, 2015. In the middle of the speech, he declares ‘finally I can attack’ Scott Walker.
  • [KY] State forbids pastors calling homosexuality 'sinful'

    07/25/2015 12:36:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 318 replies
    WND ^ | 7/24/15 | Bob Unruh
    The state of Kentucky has begun imposing a religious test on volunteer pastor counselors in its youth division, insisting that they refrain from calling homosexuality “sinful” and dismissing those who cannot bend their religious faith to accommodate the state requirements. The policy was uncovered by Liberty Counsel, which has sent a letter to Bob Hayter, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, demanding that the state religious test be dropped and that a dismissed counselor be reinstated.“Liberty Counsel writes regarding the blatantly unconstitutional revocation of volunteer prison minister status of ordained Christian minister David Wells, who has provided voluntary...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. [FReepathon thread XXV]

    07/25/2015 10:13:22 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 193 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We do not rely on corporate sponsors or well-heeled individuals to provide funds, because we do not want them trying to influence our direction. We do not rely on advertisers, corporate sponsors, affiliates or partners because they come with strings attached. Look how they're punishing Trump. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. We are noncommercial, but not a...
  • McConnell and Reid may have just set a 51-vote threshold for passing Obamacare repeal

    07/24/2015 11:17:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 144 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    Next week, Senate Republicans could pass Obamacare repeal with a simple 51-vote majority as part of the long-term highway bill, according to Sen. Mike Lee. The Utah Republican laid out the argument in a press release after party leaders set the sequencing of votes: "The first Obamacare vote on Sunday will have a 60 vote threshold, and Democrats will likely block it," Lee continued. "But thanks to the sequencing of the votes we just locked in, Republicans will have the opportunity resurrect that Obamacare amendment later on in the process, and put it back before the Senate in a manner...
  • Senator Rand Paul Implements ‘Rule 14' to Fast-Track His Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/24/2015 8:38:13 PM PDT · by z taxman · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 24, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Following through on his vow to defund Planned Parenthood, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has introduced legislation to strip the abortion provider of federal funding. The bill is now being fast-tracked after the Kentucky senator invoked “Rule 14” on Friday, clearing the way for a floor vote as early as next week, a spokesman for the Rand Paul campaign confirmed to TheBlaze. “Since the inhumane acts of Planned Parenthood have surfaced, I have vowed to defeat and defund this taxpayer-funded organization. I am more appalled than ever by Planned Parenthood’s complete disregard for the sanctity of human life,” Paul said in...
  • McConnell to fast-track bill to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/24/2015 7:36:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/24/15 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell started a fast-track process Friday on legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding in the wake of two controversial videos showing officials discussing delivery of fetal parts. The Republican leader began "Rule 14," which will let the legislation skip the committee process and be placed on the Senate calendar so it can be brought up for a floor vote. The move comes after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed McConnell during a blistering floor speech earlier Friday, suggesting the Kentucky Republican wanted to dodge a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood. "There are a host of...
  • YouGov poll: Veterans view Trump more favorably than they do McCain

    07/24/2015 8:58:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23,2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    What makes those numbers even more amazing is that veterans are outliers on this. Among the wider public, McCain’s favorable rating is 40/45 while Trump’s is 34/60. You tell me: Why don’t vets prefer McCain, even as the lesser of two evils? One theory is that veterans tend to be conservative, which means they have many years of political grievances against ol’ Maverick piled up. If that were true, though, we should see McCain struggling among Republicans generally. We don’t. His favorable rating among GOPers is 57/36, slightly better than Trump’s at 57/39. Another theory: Maybe vets appreciate Trump for...
  • Donald Trump Surges To Commanding Lead In Post-McCain Backlash Poll

    07/24/2015 1:20:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    While his favorability rating took a hit, a new poll shows that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s comments about Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s war record are not the silver bullet many in the GOP and media hoped. A YouGov poll taken after Trump’s ill-considered remarks show his support among Republican voters has surged by double digits and well-ahead of Scott Walker and Jeb Bush, his two closest competitors. During the week of July 4-6, Trump was in first place, with 15% choosing the billionaire businessman over the rest of the field. Bush sat at 11%, which tied with Kentucky...
  • Kerry: Israel Will Be ‘Blamed’ If Congress Rejects Iran Deal (blame the Jews)

    07/24/2015 12:08:59 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 83 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 24 July 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Former Israeli ambassador Oren slams Kerry comments Secretary of State John Kerry is under fire from Israeli officials for claiming on Friday that the Jewish state will be blamed if Congress rejects the recently announced Iranian nuclear deal. Kerry’s comments came during remarks before the Council on Foreign Relations. Analysts and experts on social media were quick to label the comments inappropriate. “I fear that what could happen is if Congress were to overturn it, our friends Israel could actually wind up being more isolated and more blamed,” Kerry said. Michael Oren, the former U.S. ambassador to Israel who recently...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. [FReepathon thread XXIV]

    07/24/2015 10:19:52 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We do not rely on corporate sponsors or well-heeled individuals to provide funds, because we do not want them trying to influence our direction. We do not rely on advertisers, corporate sponsors, affiliates or partners because they come with strings attached. Look how they're punishing Trump. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. We are noncommercial, but not a...
  • Ted Cruz will on Rush Limbaugh's at 1:06 pm (EDT)

    07/24/2015 9:14:02 AM PDT · by Isara · 77 replies
    Rush Limbaugh's Show | July 24,2015
    Ted Cruz will be a guest on Rush Limbaugh's Show at 1:06 pm (EDT) today.
  • Criminal Inquiry Sought in Hillary Clinton’s Use of Email

    07/23/2015 8:45:50 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 105 replies
    New York Times ^ | 23 July 15 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZOJULY
    WASHINGTON — Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday. The request follows an assessment in a June 29 memo by the inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies that Mrs. Clinton’s private account contained “hundreds of potentially classified emails.” The memo was written to Patrick F. Kennedy, the under secretary of state for management. It is not clear if any of the information in the emails...
  • Two Killed, Eight Injured in Louisiana Theater Shooting

    07/23/2015 6:55:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 169 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson and Erin Calabrese
    Two people were killed and at least six others were injured in a shooting Thursday night at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, authorities told NBC News.
  • Lance Cpl. Skip Wells funeral procession [Freeper Memorial Wall]

    07/23/2015 1:16:57 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 62 replies
    Shamus Yandle Youtube ^ | 07/23/2015 | Shamus Yandle
    Funeral procession for Marine Skip Wells from the Canton HWY bridge overlooking I-75 in Cobb County. Fallen but never forgotten! Please leave video, stories and testimonies about Lance Cpl. Skip Wells as a memorial. Video at link
  • GOP Strategists Plot to Ban Donald Trump From Debates

    07/23/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 226 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 23,2015 | Jim Hoft
    One idea that came up was to urge three leading candidates — Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor; Mr. Walker; and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — to band together and state that they would not participate in any debate in which Mr. Trump was present, using his refusal to rule out a third-party bid as a pretext for taking such a hard line. The thinking, according to a Republican involved in the conversations, was that the lesser-funded prospects who have been eclipsed by Mr. Trump would follow suit, and the TV networks airing the debates would be forced to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Entire US national security system possibly compromised by year-long cyber-assault

    07/23/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/23/2015 | By George Russell
    The prolonged hacking into the White House Office of Personnel Management, which put the personal information of at least some 21.5 million past and current federal employees in jeopardy, is only the beginning of the security threat to the Obama Administration and its successors, a number of top-level experts in cybersecurity have told Fox News. The attack has been frequently sourced as coming from China. The experts warned that the entire U.S. national security clearance system could be compromised, that future senior government leaders and advisors could be targeted even before taking office, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of government officials...
  • Senate Decides Social Security Cuts For 'Fugitives' Are A Bad Idea

    07/23/2015 9:10:43 AM PDT · by celmak · 36 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 7/23/2015 | Laura Barron-Lopez, Arthur Delaney
    WASHINGTON -- After mounting pressure from Democrats, Senate Republicans removed a controversial Social Security provision from an unrelated bill to fund construction of the nation's highways. Right before a key procedural vote on Wednesday night, proponents of the bill agreed to cut the Social Security offset in an effort to garner support from more Democrats, according to a Democratic leadership aide. The provision would have saved an estimated $2.3 billion over 10 years by disallowing Social Security retirement, disability or supplemental income benefits to anyone with an outstanding felony warrant being actively pursued by law enforcement.