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  • Jeff Sessions Holds the Line, Blocks Democrat Immigration Travesty

    07/31/2014 8:00:34 PM PDT · by kabar · 72 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 31, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    There was high drama on the Senate floor this evening. Harry Reid brought on for a vote President Obama’s $2.7 billion proposal to support illegals from Central America who are flooding across the border, in the form of a supplemental budget request. An extremely knowledgeable Senate insider offers this blow-by-blow account of what happened: It required 60 votes to waive that point of order. After failing to table the filled amendment tree, Sessions raised the point of order. Appropriations Committee Chair Mikulski, author of the legislation, moved to waive all points of order on the bill. Dems failed to waive...
  • Dallas Judge Clay Jenkins says 2,000 migrant children at border will no longer be coming to Dallas

    07/31/2014 2:53:15 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 16 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/31/14 | Robert Wilonsky
    Weeks after Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said three Dallas County facilities would be used to temporarily shelter 2,000 migrant children at the border, he reversed course at a press conference held Thursday afternoon at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in downtown Dallas. Said Jenkins, the number of children coming across the border had dropped from 300 a day in June to 150 a day in July, and there are now reports of “bed vacancies” at facilities along the border. The drop in numbers, said Jenkins, has allowed federal officials to reduce the backlog of children needing...
  • Flanagan: No plans to expel Israeli ambassador

    07/31/2014 2:48:21 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 7 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | July 31 2014 | Staff Report
    The Foreign Affairs minister Charlie Flanagan has said he has no plans to expel Israel's ambassadorto Ireland. Minister Flanagan said Ireland's foreign policy had always been based on dialogue, which could not happen if ambassadors were not present. He was facing calls in the Seanad for Ireland to expel Israeli ambassador Boaz Modai over Israel's actions against Palestinians in Gaza. Minister Flanagan said expelling the ambassador would only mean more difficulties for Ireland. "The corollary of course would be the recall or expulsion of our own ambassador in Israel and the crippling of our own embassy in Tel Aviv," he...
  • House Delays Recess Until Border Bill Is Passed (Call/Email Your Rep to Oppose Boehner Bill)

    07/31/2014 2:29:35 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 Jul 2014 04:53 PM | Thompson/Reuters
    The U.S. House of Representatives will delay the start of a five-week recess in order to try to pass a funding bill dealing with an immigration crisis on the southwestern border, Republican lawmakers said on Thursday. The decision comes shortly after House Republicans revolted against their own party's $659 million spending bill, causing House Speaker John Boehner to cancel Thursday's scheduled vote on the measure. Republican lawmakers emerged from a closed-door meeting telling reporters of the decision and the goal of passing a bill on Friday. It was not yet clear if that bill would be identical to the one...
  • Polling Data Shows GOP Voters Think Republicans Standing Tough On Immigration Most Important Issue

    07/31/2014 12:52:58 PM PDT · by Mariner · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Polling data compiled by Tea Party Patriots and provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows that a majority of Republican voters think Republicans standing strong on immigration is more important than repealing Obamacare, getting to the bottom of the Benghazi or IRS scandals—or anything else for that matter. When asked by TPP’s pollster which issue they think is the important for Republicans in Congress to deal with, 34.6 percent of GOP voters said stopping the flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border. Stopping Obama’s “illegal overreach” with executive power came in a distant second with 24 percent of GOP voters...
  • UKRAINE: Russia is attempting transfer of weapons from Crimea to mainland of Ukraine

    Russia deploys in Crimea powerful military formations - NSDC Russia is attempting to transfer weapons from the Crimea to the mainland of Ukraine In the occupied Crimea there are new military units, armed with tanks and Grad installations As reported by the National Security Council, there is the additional deployment of Task Force, which has 31 tanks, 152 mm howitzer battery unit installations Castle. Furthermore, in the Crimea from the Russian Federation relocated units 7th Airborne Brigade, the 18th Motorised Brigade, 61st marine brigade and the 75th Regiment of special purpose. According to the National Security Council, the Russian side...
  • House GOP Leaders' Plan Is Amnesty And We Can Prove It

    07/31/2014 6:45:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/31/2014 | George Rasley
    It looks like the ghost of Eric Cantor still haunts the House Republican leadership as conservatives sound the alarm about the latest plan to pass an amnesty for illegal aliens hidden in the leadership border funding bill. Cantor drew conservative ire on a number of occasions for the tactic of appearing to give Members who were reluctant to support a leadership cave-in an opportunity to vote on a conservative alternative, only to make that alternative meaningless. Think about the “deem and pass” budget plan Cantor cooked-up with Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions to make it look like Republicans were doing...
  • Boehner Tries To Resuscitate Dying Border Bill

    07/31/2014 12:18:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    In the Speaker's lobby just off the House floor, members of Congress were full of recriminations over how the border bill had just died -- until it sprang back to life. House leadership has announced a 3pm special conference meeting to discuss the issue and raised the possibility of additional votes before the House departs for summer recess. The change is an abrupt shift from a decision to pull the bill and leave without a vote on it at all. According to Republicans familiar with the matter, the decision prompted a sudden and fierce backlash against Speaker John Boehner from...
  • House pulls border vote

    07/31/2014 11:41:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 7-31-2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House GOP leaders canceled a Thursday vote on their $659 million border bill after failing to win over conservative members who opposed giving any more money to President Obama. A significant number of Republicans had balked at sending any money to the White House for the border, and Democrats were generally united in opposing the measure. The decision is another defeat for House GOP leaders, who have repeatedly failed to bring their members in line on tough votes. Signs of trouble emerged late Wednesday night when the House Rules Committee delayed reporting a rule for the border bill. Even a...
  • Dear FReepers: We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air!! [FReepathon XXI]

    07/31/2014 11:39:36 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 103 replies
    Dear FReepers, We need to keep our FReepathon rolling and we need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. With Obama pulling out all the stops in fundamentally transforming America from a free country to a communist state (and the GOP-e stepping aside for him), we're going to need FR NOW more than ever!! FR is funded solely by the donations made by the patriots who love and use it. We sell no advertising or merchandise. We have no corporate sponsors or sugar daddies and accept no government subsidies. This means no annoying commercial ads, no ad tracking,...
  • WHOA! Obama Halts Visa Applications From Israel

    07/31/2014 11:23:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 102 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-31-2014 | Andrew Marcus
    No Jews Allowed Democrats have a Jewish problem: US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis Tourist visa process cancelled until further notice, embassy announces. From the Obama State Dept: “Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services,” the statement says. “Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis.”
  • Americans Melt Phone Lines Against Boehner's Immigration Bills in Hours Before Vote

    07/31/2014 10:50:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The American people have overloaded the Congressional phone lines yet again on Thursday, pressuring their members of Congress to vote against the House and Senate immigration bills. The Capitol Hill switchboard line was busy when Breitbart News called at 11:30 a.m., in response to Speaker John Boehner’s effort to pass a supplemental funding bill that has minor policy changes—and includes a separate vote on language dealing with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that is substantially different from the original language from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). A number of aides and other sources on...
  • 'SPEAKER CRUZ IS IN THE HOUSE' — Republican Border Plan Is In Total Chaos After Conservative Revolt

    07/31/2014 8:19:29 AM PDT · by Mariner · 71 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    House Republican leaders abruptly changed their plan to deal with the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday night, after they were not able to muster enough votes to pass the legislation before Congress leaves Friday for a five-week recess. Conservatives in the House revolted against the Republican-led plan, which provides about $659 million in emergency spending for the border crisis through the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. As a result, the House will vote Thursday on two pieces of legislation, the first being the border plan. If that legislation passes, the House would be required to vote on...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law [Thugs LOSE! Walker WINS!]

    07/31/2014 6:01:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 7/31/14
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence.
  • U.S. House: Lawsuit Against President Obama (Live)

    07/30/2014 2:14:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 118 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 7/30/2014 | n/a
    The House is debating H.Res 676, the resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama for his use of executive power in implementing the Affordable Care Act. A final vote is expected around 6 p.m.
  • New Emails: Lois Lerner Referred to Conservatives As ´***holes´ and ´TeRrorists´

    07/30/2014 9:03:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 145 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/30/14 | Susan Jones
    A newly discovered email exchange from Lois Lerner´s official IRS email account "directly demonstrates Ms. Lerner´s deep animus towards conservatives, which she refers to as ´---holes,´" House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday. In that Nov. 9, 2012 email, Lerner further suggests that conservatives will ruin the country: "So we don´t need to worry about alien teRrorists (sic). It´s our own crazies that will take us down," she wrote.
  • As expected, DC gets 90-day stay on law (DC carry)

    07/29/2014 12:55:37 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 24 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League VA ALERT ^ | 7-29-14 | Philip VanCleave
    No surprise: effective immediately, DO NOT CARRY IN DC. The Court has given Washington, DC a 90-day stay on the ruling that nullifies DC’s “no carry of handguns” law. DC will now be hustling to come up with some kind of carry law. Based on the tyrannical government there, you can bet it will be as restrictive as they can possibly make it. After all, why would they want to make DC safer for its citizens? VCDL will continue to monitor the situation there.
  • European Union slaps new, stronger sanctions on Russia

    07/29/2014 12:39:31 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 72 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 29 Jul 14 | HENRY CHU
    <p>As expected, the sanctions -- to be outlined in detail Wednesday -- will target selected sectors of the Russian economy, including energy, finance and defense. New arms deals, exports of energy and oil-drilling technologies, and sales of items with both civilian and military applications will be forbidden.</p>
  • President Obama will be giving a LIVE statement on Ukraine at 2:50P (ET)

    07/29/2014 12:09:37 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 115 replies
    He's already 20 minutes late....
  • Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    07/28/2014 11:21:44 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 104 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 7/28/2014 | Chris Geidner
    WASHINGTON — The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals held Monday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional. On a 2-1 vote, the appeals court joined the wave of court decisions declaring such bans unconstitutional. The decision, by Judge Henry Floyd acknowledged both the debate over such laws and, in the court’s view, the clear constitutional impediment to laws banning same-sex couples from marrying. “We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable,” he wrote. “However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws.” The court’s opinion...
  • Free Republic Eyes On The Border: After Action Report

    07/28/2014 9:59:55 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 97 replies
    First Hand Observation | 7/28/2014 | humblegunner
    This past weekend, 7/26 and 7/27, Jim & Chris Robinson, Syncro & I met up near McAllen, Texas to observe first-hand the situation at the border along the Rio Grande. My report is as follows: Border Patrol Station Operations: Friday and Saturday we set about observation of the McAllen Border Patrol Station at 3000 West Military Hwy. Buses were indeed seen leaving at intervals throughout the day. It was mentioned on this thread that a warehouse was being used to stage illegals for transport elsewhere. Its location had been reported as 3700 W. Ursula Ave (Thanks to Buckeye Texan here)....
  • D.C. Police Chief Orders Full Reciprocity for Open, Concealed Carry State Gun Permits

    07/27/2014 6:55:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 150 replies
    Fox5DC via Twitter ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Emily Miller
    STUNNING DEVELOPMENT: DC Police Chief Lanier just told force not to arrest a person who can legally carry a gun in DC or any state.More -- DC police chief using guidance from AG -- grants full reciprocity for all open and concealed carry from others states.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 July 2014

    07/27/2014 4:37:55 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 179 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 27 July 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 27th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., newly elected House majority whip; Ron Prosor, Israeli ambassador to the U.N.; Hanan Ashrawi of Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Netanyahu; Klimkin; Mohammad Shtayyeh, minister,...
  • Victory in Palmer v. D.C. (DC handgun ban struckdown)

    07/26/2014 2:43:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    Justice never sleeps…. not even on a Saturday afternoon, when this opinion was just handed down. In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional. Accordingly, the Court grants Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of D.C. Code...
  • SESSIONS: MELT CONGRESS' PHONE LINES, STOP OBAMA'S PLANNED EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    07/26/2014 9:44:05 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 109 replies
    breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is putting a call out to the American people: He needs help to kill President Barack Obama’s plans to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Sessions wants Americans to melt Congress’ phone lines, demanding their members make a precondition of any border crisis bill that Obama’s executive order amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and any future plans be stopped.
  • We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air!! [FReepathon XVIII - RGV pics]

    07/26/2014 8:30:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 237 replies
    <p>We had a great day here in Mission and McAllen Texas yesterday. We planted the flag at our base camp on the banks of the Rio Grande and defended the border against any invaders. Not a single alien tried to cross on our watch. Now we just need to get a couple million more liberty-loving citizens to come stand a couple days watch each. We the people can secure the border if we become determined to do so.</p>
  • U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

    07/26/2014 5:26:08 AM PDT · by McGruff · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | July 26, 2014 | Barbara Starr
    The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of ongoing militia violence in the capital, Tripoli, U.S. officials said. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.
  • Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas

    07/25/2014 10:53:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Michael Oren
    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of Great Britain and France all are rushing to achieve a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Their motive — to end civilian suffering and restore stability to the area — is noble. The images of the wounded and dead resulting from the conflict are indeed agonizing. However, these senior statesmen can be most helpful now by doing nothing. To preserve the values they cherish and to send an unequivocal message to terrorist organizations and their state sponsors everywhere, Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas in...
  • US Official: Israel Declares 12-Hour Cease-fire in Gaza Saturday

    07/25/2014 3:13:07 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    Voice of America ^ | July 25, 2014
    News / Middle East US Official: Israel Declares 12-Hour Cease-fire in Gaza Saturday OA News Last updated on: July 25, 2014 3:19 PM A U.S. official says Israel has declared a 12-hour-long cease-fire in Gaza for Saturday. The pause in fighting would take effect 7:00 a.m. local time (0400 GMT).
  • ISIS 'orders female genital mutilation' for women in Mosul

    07/24/2014 6:53:52 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 149 replies
    BBC ^ | July 24,2014 | Unknown
    The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). UN official Jacqueline Badcock said the fatwa, or religious edict, applied to females between the ages of 11 and 46.
  • US Airways to resume Tel Aviv flights, other airlines wait

    07/24/2014 5:59:32 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/24/2014 | Reuters
    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - US Airways said it would resume flights to Israel later on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted a ban imposed two days ago when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv airport. About 30 carriers had suspended services to Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel's main hub. Other major airlines have yet to announce a resumption of flights. Israel had criticized the FAA decision, saying the airport, was safe. Israeli airlines have picked up some of the slack. US Airways, a unit of American Airlines Group Inc, flies daily to...
  • Air Algerie plane 'disappears' with 116 on board: live

    07/24/2014 4:37:03 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 77 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 24 July 2014 | By Andrew Marszal
    Air Algerie plane with 110 passengers and six crew loses contact with air traffic control and disappears from radar after taking off from Burkina Faso on flight to Algeria ...
  • FAA Statement–FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions for Ben Gurion International Airport

    07/23/2014 9:05:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 64 replies
    Federal Aviation Administration ^ | Wednesay, July 23, 2014
    Press Release – FAA Statement–FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions for Ben Gurion International Airport The FAA has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport by cancelling a Notice to Airmen it renewed earlier today. The cancellation is effective at approximately 11:45 p.m. EDT. Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation. The FAA’s primary mission and interest are the protection...
  • FR's BP expedition to the Texas Rio Grande Valley is on the road!! [FReepathon, RGV special]

    07/23/2014 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 305 replies
    Howdy everyone!! We've loaded up the FReepercampmobile and we're enroute for Texas!! Din't make it very far last night due to a non-serious (we hope) engine problem going up the Grapevine. Added a quart of oil and kept on trucking. Then we encountered a construction zone and it took us over two hours just to travel 12 miles, so we decided to pull into the nearest RV park and camp for the night. We're hoping to make Las Cruces tonight and then, God willing, we will arrive McAllen Texas sometime tomorrow night and will plant our flag at our border...
  • BREAKING! Little Rock Air Force Base under lockdown

    07/23/2014 10:21:25 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 78 replies
    KATV
    Reports of suspicious individual. No more info available.
  • 45 feared dead, 9 injured in Penghu plane crash

    07/23/2014 6:35:41 AM PDT · by csvset · 38 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 23 July 2014 | Elizabeth Hsu
    Taipei, July 23 (CNA) As many as 45 people are feared dead and nine people are injured after a passenger plane operated by TransAsia Airways crashed on the outlying island county of Penghu Wednesday. The local fire department said that the 45 had no life signs after the twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 crashed just outside Magong airport around 7 p.m. The flight, coded GE 222, took off at 5 p.m. in Kaohsiung and was scheduled to land at Magong 35 minutes later. The reason the crash happened over an hour later was not immediately clear. (By Elizabeth Hsu)
  • John Kerry Flies to Tel Aviv Despite FAA Ban

    07/23/2014 1:29:04 AM PDT · by bd476 · 84 replies
    AP and ABC News ^ | TEL AVIV, Israel — Jul 23, 2014, 4:12 AM ET
    John Kerry Files (sic) to Tel Aviv Despite FAA Ban AP and ABC NewsTEL AVIV, Israel — Jul 23, 2014, 4:12 AM ET The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel's main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry planned to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during what appeared to be a crucial day in the...
  • Lerner Hard Drive Was "Scratched"

    07/22/2014 3:10:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 189 replies
    The House Ways and Means Committee ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Washington, DC – Despite early refusals to make available IT professionals who worked on Lois Lerner’s computer, Ways and Means Committee investigators have now learned from interviews that the hard drive of former IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner was “scratched,” but data was recoverable. In fact, in-house professionals at the IRS recommended the Agency seek outside assistance in recovering the data. That information conflicts with a July 18, 2014 court filing by the Agency, which stated the data on the hard drive was unrecoverable – including multiple years’ worth of missing emails. “It is unbelievable that we cannot get...
  • On the other hand: Fourth Circuit upholds ObamaCare subsidies for federal exchange consumers

    07/22/2014 11:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 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...
  • Announcing FR's BP expedition to the Rio Grande Valley!! [FReepathon, Texas special]

    07/22/2014 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 254 replies
    Click here to pledge your support ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! We're loading up the FReepercampmobile today and will be departing for Texas this afternoon. God willing, we will arrive McAllen Texas sometime Thursday night and will plant our flag at our border encampment on the American bank of the Rio Grande River!! We had planned this expedition several weeks ago and were intending to urge Governor Perry to call out the Texas Guard and or Texas militia units at his disposal and also to learn first hand what's happening at the border and to protest the government's lawless actions there. The president will not secure the border, will...
  • Fed appeals court panel says most Obamacare subsidies illegal

    07/22/2014 7:30:07 AM PDT · by gwjack · 315 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Dan Mangan
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. In a potentially crippling blow to Obamacare, a top federal appeals court Tuesday said that billions of dollars worth of government subsidies that helped 4.7 million people buy insurance on HealthCare.gov are not legal under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV

    07/20/2014 9:06:01 PM PDT · by bd476 · 291 replies
    The Monitor ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:30 pm | Jacob Fischler
    Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to announce he will activate the Texas National Guard at a news conference Monday in Austin, said state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen. Hinojosa did not have details of the effort, but an internal memo from another state official’s office said the governor planned to call about 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley — at a cost of about $12 million per month. The memo was provided to The Monitor on the condition of anonymity because the information is...
  • Protest Obama's Texas Rio Grande Valley Border Crisis and Illegal Alien Invasion of America

    07/20/2014 2:49:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Calling all citizens and patriots! Protest Obama's lawlessness on the border! Prepare to defend the border, repel invaders!! Obama's continuing lawlessness is totally out of control and is now threatening our very existence as a free Republic. Not only is he not securing the border, he's doing the exact opposite. They tried getting a "Dream Act" through the congress to give amnesty to young illegal aliens, but it was rejected by the representatives of we the people in congress, so the president has unconstitutionally "passed" his own "Dream Act" and is now enforcing it rather than the immigration laws legally...
  • LEGENDARY ACTOR JAMES GARNER DEAD AT 86

    07/20/2014 12:04:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 109 replies
    tmz ^ | july 19, 2014
    Legendary actor James Garner -- star of "The Rockford Files" and "The Notebook" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us an ambulance was dispatched to the actor's home in Los Angeles around 8PM Saturday evening ... and he was dead when they arrived on scene. We do not know his cause of death at this time.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 July 2014

    07/20/2014 5:05:30 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 131 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 July 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 20th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Secretary of State John Kerry; Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; and Bob Corker, R-Tenn.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kerry; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Kerry; Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; former U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kerry; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kerry; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Robert Turner of the main U.N. aid agency in Gaza.
  • Florida State Surgeon General Letter to HHS Regarding Unaccompanied Children

    07/18/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Politico2isBack · 72 replies
    Florida Department of Health ^ | July 18, 2014 | Dr. John H. Armstrong
    July 18, 2014 Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Craig Fugate, Administrator Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security 500 C Street SW Washington, DC 20472 Secretary Burwell and Administrator Fugate: The Florida Department of Health has received unconfirmed reports that the federal government is bringing unaccompanied minors from the border to Florida today. On July 17, we received unconfirmed information that dozens of children were being brought by plane into Miami on Friday. This same day, ABC news reported that "the federal government is so...
  • Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 243 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18, 2014
    Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House by Amy Tennery (Reuters) 8:50 AM
  • IDF starts Gaza ground invasion

    07/17/2014 12:53:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 131 replies
    http://www.jpost.com ^ | LAST UPDATED: 07/17/2014 22:46 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Netanyahu's office says purpose of mission is to destroy terror tunnels and seriously harm the infrastructure of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza. DF ground forces began to move into the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening, the prime minister's office confirmed. The purpose of the operation was to destroy the Gazan terror tunnels leading to Israel, according to a statement released by the prime minister's office.
  • Over 300 anti-alien invasion protests planned for this weekend and growing!! Be there!!

    07/17/2014 11:29:17 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 145 replies
    "Make Them Listen" ^ | July 17, 2014
    National Day Of Protesting Against Immigration Reform/Amnesty & Border Surge On July 18 and 19, 2014, the largest coordinated protest against all forms of amnesty, comprehensive immigration reform, and the government's failure to enforce immigration laws and secure our borders will begin, all across America. The protests are scheduled to be held at state capitols, Mexican consulates, and on streets and overpasses coast-to-coast, including Hawaii and Alaska. Click the link for updated list of nation-wide protests for July 18 and 19 against Obama's illegal alien invasion. List is updated daily. Find one near you and be there! No amnesty! Send...
  • Malaysian passenger plane crashes in Ukraine near Russian border: Ifax

    07/17/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 856 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 July 2014 | Alissa de Carbonne
    A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, Interfax cited an aviation industry source as saying on Thursday.