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  • But Did Obamacare REALLY Save A Kid With A Tumor

    06/27/2015 7:35:26 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Connor D. Wolf
    When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke of the time he met a mom whose son was saved thanks to the law. But when asked to explain the story, the White House went silent. “And they’ve told me that it has changed their lives for the better,” the president declared. “I’ve had moms come up and say, my son was able to see a doctor and get diagnosed, and catch a tumor early, and he’s alive today because of this law. This law is working. And it’s going to keep doing just that.” After the...
  • Paul Fanlund: Flags may fall, but in Wisconsin, gun culture stands tall (barf alert)

    06/26/2015 4:59:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 26 june 2015 | Paul Fanlund
    David Barden, 7, loved to ride waves at the beach and make s’mores around a bonfire with his cousins. Jessica Rekos, 6, loved orca whales, playing with her two brothers and everything about horses. Both were killed by automatic weapons at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012 along with 18 other students and six adult staff members.
  • Ballot Initiative - $25B Single-Payer Health System - ColoradoCare

    06/12/2015 5:09:35 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 36 replies
    Colorado Secretary of State ^ | June 12, 2015 00:00 GMT | ColoradoCare
    The title as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows: STATE TAXES SHALL BE INCREASED $25 BILLION ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR, AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS THAT ARE RAISED THEREAFTER, BY AN AMENDMENT TO THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION ESTABLISHING A HEALTH CARE PAYMENT SYSTEM TO FUND HEALTH CARE FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS WHOSE PRIMARY RESIDENCE IS IN COLORADO, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, CREATING A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY CALLED COLORADOCARE TO ADMINISTER THE HEALTH CARE PAYMENT SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR THE GOVERNANCE OF COLORADOCARE BY AN INTERIM APPOINTED BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNTIL AN ELECTED BOARD OF TRUSTEES TAKES RESPONSIBILITY; EXEMPTING COLORADOCARE...
  • How climate change makes the world more violent

    05/25/2015 10:26:49 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 22 replies
    Washington post ^ | May 21 | By Alex Bollfrass and Andrew Shaver
    Natural scientists agree that the climate is changing and that humans bear some of the blame. Social scientists are now attempting to assess the economic and political price societies are likely to pay for turning up our planet’s thermostat. The security policy community is especially eager for an answer. In the academy, the debate over climate change and its security implications gained momentum after researchers from Stanford, the University of California Berkeley, New York University, and Harvard observed that civil wars were more prevalent during years that experience hotter temperatures. The chief explanation for this relationship is that higher temperatures...
  • SeeBS: GOP Could Suffer Fallout If Supreme Court Rules To Eliminate Obamacare For Millions

    05/25/2015 10:41:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | May 25, 2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in late June could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by the president’s health care law. But it is Republicans — and not White House officials — who are talking about damage control. If that sounds wrong, check the math.
  • Obama: I Have Been Called "The First Jewish President"

    05/23/2015 3:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 190 replies
    On Friday, President Obama spoke at a Jewish American Heritage Month celebration being held at the Adas Israel synagogue in Washington, D.C. Wearing a yarmulke, Obama addressed his Jewish gravitas, citing his two Jewish former chiefs of staff, saying he has been called America's "first Jewish president" by Jeffrey Goldberg, who recently interviewed him for The Atlantic. Goldberg was in attendance.
  • NASA: 10,000-year-old Antarctic ice shelf will disappear by 2020

    05/17/2015 3:55:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jareen Imam
    (CNN)—One of the last remaining sections of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is dramatically weakening, according to a new NASA study. The study predicts that what remains of the once-prominent ice shelf, a thick floating platform of ice, most likely will "disintegrate completely" before the end of this decade Ice shelves are extensions of glaciers and function as barriers. Their disappearance means glaciers potentially will diminish more quickly, as well, increasing the pace at which global sea levels rise.
  • SIS-Affiliated Hackers Threaten Cyberattacks, 'Electronic War' on US, Europe

    05/11/2015 5:41:40 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 7 replies
    ibtimes ^ | May 11. 2015 | Alessandria Masi
    Hackers claiming to be affiliated with the Islamic State group are threatening a series of cyberattacks in the United States and Europe, according to a video released Monday. The hackers also claimed the ability to monitor electronic devices and communications of Americans and Europeans. “The electronic war has not yet begun,” according to the video. We observe all the movements that you are doing from your devices,” the video warned, directing the threat specifically at the United States and Europe. “Soon you will see how we control your electronic world.”
  • No Evolution Is Proof of Evolution?

    04/07/2015 6:57:05 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 2015 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D., Tim Clarey, Ph.D., and Jason Lisle, Ph.D.*
    No Evolution Is Proof of Evolution? by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D., Tim Clarey, Ph.D., and Jason Lisle, Ph.D.* Scientists recently discovered a community of fossilized sulfur-metabolizing bacteria that are alleged to be 1.8 billion years old.1 Surprisingly, the microbes are virtually identical to their modern counterparts, yet the study authors claim that the microbes are proof of evolution.
  • Within One Day Over 13,00 REAL AMERICANS Stand Up For Christianity With Almost $400,000

    04/02/2015 6:57:19 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 84 replies
    Self | April 2, 2015 | Self(vanity)
    Thank God for Americans who are sick and tired of being bullied by the left, the gays, and all of the other misfits in our society created by Jews and Christians who wanted freedom from the intolerance of their birthplaces...br>our birthplace of perfect freedom has been taken over by absolutely intolerant "Progressives" who are basically TYRANTS IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING!!!!
  • Tom Cotton did not send a letter to Iran or anyone else!

    03/19/2015 8:37:13 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 11 replies
    BillMoyers.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Gareth Porter
    The “open letter” from Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican senators to the leadership of Iran, which even Republicans themselves admit was aimed at encouraging Iranian opponents of the nuclear negotiations to argue that the United States cannot be counted on to keep the bargain, has created a new political firestorm. It has been harshly denounced by Democratic loyalists as “stunning” and “appalling”, and critics have accused the signers of the letter of being “treasonous” for allegedly violating a law forbidding citizens from negotiating with a foreign power. But the response to the letter has primarily distracted public attention...
  • Woman stabbed by stranger; Homophobic slurs written on body

    02/10/2015 6:59:11 AM PST · by CityCenter · 63 replies
    KIRO 7 Seattle ^ | 2/10/2015 | KIRO News
    TACOMA, Wash. — A Tacoma woman said she fears for her life after a stranger attacked her in an alley, wrapping her dog’s leash around her neck, writing homophobic slurs on her body, and stabbing her. Tacoma police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
  • (20th hijacker) Moussaoui Calls Saudi Princes Patrons of Al Qaeda

    02/03/2015 7:14:03 PM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2-3-2015 | SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — In highly unusual testimony inside the federal supermax prison, a former operative for Al Qaeda has described prominent members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family as major donors to the terrorist network in the late 1990s and claimed that he discussed a plan to shoot down Air Force One with a Stinger missile with a staff member at the Saudi Embassy in Washington.... There has long been evidence that wealthy Saudis provided support for bin Laden, the son of a Saudi construction magnate, and Al Qaeda before the 2001 attacks.
  • D’Qwell Jackson: Patriots Were Using Colts Footballs At End Of First Half

    01/22/2015 5:51:09 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 31 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 22 Jan 15 | Doug Kyed
    Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, who says he didn’t snitch on the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, told NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington that Brady was using a Colts football at the end of the first half Sunday night. Jackson spoke to an official, who said they couldn’t locate a usable football, during a TV timeout when the Patriots had the ball. Later in the first half, Jackson noticed that the Patriots were using Colts footballs.
  • 2014 was hottest year recorded on Earth: Experts

    01/16/2015 9:57:47 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 42 replies
    Last year was Earth's warmest on record, bolstering the argument that humans are altering the planet's climate by burning greenhouse gas-emitting fuels, according to a pair of analyzes by two major U.S. agencies released on Friday. Separate studies by NASA the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that with the exception of 1998, 10 of the warmest years on record have occurred since 2000. The reports come at the start of a year when representatives of about 200 governments will meet in Paris to try to agree on a deal to limit global warming to avoid floods, droughts, heatwaves and...
  • Shock poll: Jeb Bush is choice of conservatives, Romney is establishment pick

    12/26/2014 11:20:36 AM PST · by entropy12 · 196 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/25/2014 | Paul Bedard
    In a new poll of likely Republican primary voters nationwide by Zogby Analytics, 2012 GOP nominee Romney leads the pack with 14%, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (12%), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (10%), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (8%), former Arkansas Governor and now Fox News Host Mike Huckabee (7%), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (7%), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (5%), Rep. and former Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (4%), Texas Governor Rick Perry (4%), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (3%), Texas Senator Ted Cruz (3%), South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (2%), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (1%), and both...
  • EPA Regs Issued Under Obama Are 43 Times as Long as The Bible

    12/22/2014 9:55:32 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    cns news ^ | December 22, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    Since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 3,120 new final regulations, equaling 27,854 pages in the Federal Register, totaling approximately 27,854,000 words.
  • Elijah Cummings Savages Gruber: ‘Absolutely Stupid,’ ‘Incredibly Disrespectful’

    12/09/2014 8:47:40 AM PST · by W. · 67 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9 Dec 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings tore into MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Tuesday for his remarks on American voters and the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee made GOP chairman Darrell Issa’s opening statement sound tame by comparison. “As far as I can tell, we are here today to beat up on Jonathan Gruber for stupid — I mean absolutely stupid — comments he made over the last few years,” he began, staring angrily at the hapless professor.
  • How Much Are St. Louis Rams Players Donating to Ferguson Community?

    11/30/2014 6:42:52 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Self | November 30, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    I'm just curious but I am wondering how much $$$$ the St. Louis Rams players who pulled the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" stunt are DONATING to the Ferguson community. Easy to pull off a stunt but... Money Talks, BS Walks.
  • Initiative Measure No. 594 Concerns background checks for firearm sales and transfers -County

    11/04/2014 9:44:19 PM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    results.vote.wa.gov ^ | 11/4/2014 | Unknown
    Initiative Measure No. 594 Concerns background checks for firearm sales and transfers - County Results
  • Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

    10/24/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 24, 2014 | BY CAREY GILLAM
    Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. The use by law enforcement of rubber bullets, tear gas and heavy military equipment and restrictions placed on peaceful...
  • US Army Still ‘The Best in History’ After 50-Year 1-1-7 Record (Satire!)

    10/06/2014 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 12 replies
    DuffleBlog ^ | October 6, 2014 | Frederick Taub
    THE PENTAGON — U.S. Army leaders insist their force is still “the greatest fighting force in human history” even after a woeful record exacerbated by two debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan, sources confirmed today. “Look at the Roman Legion,” said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin ‘McFly’ Dempsey, comparing the Romans to the modern U.S. Army which failed in Vietnam, Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, Iraq again, Afghanistan, and barely tied in Korea. “They never once waged a proper counterinsurgency. They never won hearts and minds, they just went right in and nailed the insurgents to crosses along the Appian Way. That’s...
  • Michelle Obama warns Senate control, impeachment, rests on 'few hundred votes'

    10/02/2014 9:29:24 AM PDT · by W. · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/2/2014 | Paul Bedard
    Quote:"If you think folks who work 40-50 hours a week shouldn’t have to live in poverty in the wealthiest nation on Earth and if you don’t want women’s bosses making decisions about their birth control, then you need to step up right now."
  • Ebola’s arrival in U.S. was inevitable, experts say

    09/30/2014 10:39:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 69 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Semptember 30, 2014 | Seema Yasmin
    The world suddenly seemed a lot smaller when news broke Tuesday that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being isolated and treated at a Dallas hospital. While the outbreak in West Africa has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed 3,083, it was only a matter of time before the virus hit closer to home, experts said. Dr. Edward Goodman, hospital epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said he was not surprised that the Ebola virus came to his doorstep, given the number of cases in Africa. There is “plenty of opportunity for people to fly...
  • Fifteen people shot during party at Miami club

    09/29/2014 6:14:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    miamihearld.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Carli Teproff
    The party in the new club continued into the wee hours Sunday morning. Strawberry daiquiris flowed. Music from DJ Bay Bay pulsed. Teens were chilling and dancing. Then came the gunfire. Witnesses said they heard dozens of rounds, maybe 100, rip through a storefront Miami nightclub called The Spot, wedged between a furniture store and a smoke shop. When the gunfire stopped, 15 young people were wounded, bloodied and dazed, the youngest of them 11 years old, the oldest 25. “Young people now, throughout the United States — Chicago or Miami or LA or wherever you’re at, even in small...
  • Transcript of Obama's speech on Islamic State strategy in Mideast

    09/16/2014 11:11:23 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Published: September 10, 2014 | 0B-1
    Now let’s make two things clear: 1. ISIL is not Islamic. The vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. Sunni, never harm Shitt nor v-v). Further- more, neither detests the other so deeply as they mutually frown on the Iban / Wahab. 2. ISIL(+East) is certainly not a state, rather (it is a notaMuz) Cartel Calliefatethingy. High commissioner, Diversity = good, so we must assist the young & emerging callifiate into UN legitimacy, (non Islamic), Muslim Brotherhood principals and califfada long held imparities. This week, I have ordered our military to re-outfit with Jordan Flight Runner, non-boot ground contact...
  • Kay Hagan: Look, I didn’t realize people would lose their health plans ’til a few months ago

    09/04/2014 12:03:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | Guy Benson
    During last night’s North Carolina Senate Debate, incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan responded to criticism over her obliterated ‘keep your plan‘ Obamacare pledge by claiming she didn’t hear about cancellations until “last fall:”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “As soon as this came to my attention last fall…”Step one: Blame insurers, who were forced to cancel plans that failed to comply with Obamacare, the law for which Kay Hagan furnished the deciding vote. Step two: Claim that those millions of cancellation letters fell from the sky, as if no one had predicted them. Step three: Try to claim credit for...
  • The Fairytale of the Victimhood

    08/27/2014 8:35:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Angela Graham-West
    I recently read an article entitled “What Black Parents Tell Their Sons About the Police” and I began to ponder the downward spiral in race relations over the past five years. According to the author Jazmine Hughes: “Such is the burden of black parenting. Being a black parent, especially of a black boy, comes with the added onus of having to protect your child from a country that is out to get him -- a country that kills someone that looks like him every 28 hours, a country that will likely imprison him by his mid-thirties if he doesn't get...
  • Michael Brown's funeral: Hope, tears and a call for social change

    08/25/2014 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/2014 | CNN
    St. Louis (CNN) -- The funeral of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life, a search for meaning in his death and a battle cry to change policing in America. The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered one of two eulogies during the service, and he had sharp words for those who looted stores and rioted after the teenager was shot. "You don't understand that Michael Brown does not want to be remembered for a riot. He wants to be remembered as the one that made America deal with how we're going to police in the United...
  • White supremacy is the real culprit in Ferguson. The excuses just prove it

    08/20/2014 8:21:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 20, 2014 | Nyle Fort
    To be black is to be a victim – and then get blamed for it. To focus on the people’s resistance more than police repression devalues black life.We’ve had enough of the police brutality, of the colorblind mythologies and post-racial rhetoric, of the sweet-talk, of the calls for non-violence; of mass incarceration and systemic poverty, of trigger happy cops and crying black mothers, of the Eric Garners and Renisha McBrides, the Michael Browns and Tarika Wilsons; of black tears and white terror. Dr Martin Luther King Jr said in 1968: “A riot is the language of the unheard”. Today, nearly...
  • Reagan Aide Jim Brady's Death Ruled Homicide

    08/08/2014 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    ABCNews ^ | August 9, 2014 | BRETT ZONGKER
    Reagan Aide Jim Brady's Death Ruled Homicide WASHINGTON — Aug 8, 2014, By BRETT ZONGKER This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner, District of Columbia police said Friday. John Hinckley Jr. shot Brady, who lived through hours of delicate surgery and further operations over the years, but never regained normal use of his limbs and was often in a wheelchair. His family said he died Monday at age 73 from...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk Region: The terrorists MINED the area around crash site of Boeing 777-PHOTOS

    07/30/2014 4:21:50 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    tsn.ua ^ | Today, 13:27
    OSCE representatives were NOT allowed to wreckage. The terrorists brought heavy equipment to the area around the crash site of the Malaysian Boeing 777 National Security Council reported. "The terrorists had been brought heavy artillery and mined the area around the crash site MH17. This makes it impossible [for investigation] of international experts," - said the Security Council. In addition, terrorists equipped new combat positions near the Torres where liner of Malaysian Airlines was brought down. Now today, the militants once again not allowed OSCE representatives to debris. It is reported that observers have been trying several days to get...
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level Since 2006

    07/24/2014 6:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/24/14 | SARAH PORTLOCK and ERIC MORATH
    New applications for unemployment benefits plunged last week, reaching an eight-and-a-half-year low and suggesting increasing strength in the labor market. Initial claims for jobless aid, a proxy for layoffs, fell by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 in the week ended July 19...
  • GOP Leaders Say They Won't Appeal Ruling That Found Florida Congressional Map Unconstitutional

    07/15/2014 7:32:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/15/14
    GOP leaders say they won't appeal ruling that found Florida congressional map unconstitutional.
  • GOP left Obama no choice but to act on immigration (CNN editorial)

    07/06/2014 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | Maria Cardona
    Since Republicans in Congress refuse to do their job and allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform this year, Obama, on behalf of the American people, is acting on his own to address this important issue -- for the well-being of our country, our economy and the immigrant community that has contributed so much to our economic growth and prosperity and is suffering greatly from a badly broken system.
  • Judge rules in favor of NBC in George Zimmerman's defamation lawsuit [Same judge as trial]

    06/30/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    NBC ORLANDO ^ | 6/30/14
    Judge Debra Nelson has ruled in favor of NBC in a defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman filed the lawsuit in December 2012, saying NBC aired an edited version of the call he made to 911 right before his confrontation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin...
  • The Tea Party Blew It

    06/25/2014 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 06/25/2014 | Molly Ball
    National conservatives came up short Tuesday in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Maybe the Republican base just isn't as angry as they thought. Tuesday's Republican primaries were the Tea Party's last chance. And the Tea Party struck out. In Mississippi, challenger Chris McDaniel failed to dethrone six-term incumbent Senator Thad Cochran in the second round of their hard-fought contest. In Oklahoma, Representative James Lankford won by a massive margin over conservative favorite T.W. Shannon. The Tea Party industrial complex—groups like the Tea Party Patriots and FreedomWorks, figures like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz—invested heavily in both races and came up short. Now...
  • May Was the Hottest in Recorded History

    06/23/2014 3:53:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    NBCnews ^ | June 23, 2014
    The globe just experienced the hottest May in recorded history, according to reports from multiple organizations. Ocean and land temperatures rose 0.74 degrees Celsius (1.33 degrees Fahrenheit) over the 20th Century average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That makes May 2014 the warmest May since the agency started tracking those figures in 1880. Both NASA and Japan Meteorological Agency came to the same conclusion — this was the warmest May ever recorded. Overall, this was the second warmest spring ever, trailing only the March-May period in 2010, according to the NOAA.
  • The IRS Loses Lerner's Emails

    06/14/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT · by tedw · 118 replies
    Wall Streeit Journal ^ | Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    The IRS—remember those jaunty folks?—announced Friday that it can't find two years of emails from Lois Lerner to the Departments of Justice or Treasury. And none to the White House or Democrats on Capitol Hill. An agency spokesman blames a computer crash. Never underestimate government incompetence, but how convenient. The former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations was at the center of the IRS targeting of conservative groups and still won't testify before Congress. Now we'll never know whose orders she was following, or what directions she was giving. If the Reagan White House had ever offered up this excuse, John...
  • Bergdahl’s Life Was in Immediate Danger, Officials Say

    06/05/2014 2:05:32 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/05/2014 | Peter Baker
    BRUSSELS — Defense and intelligence officials told senators at a classified briefing on Wednesday that they kept secret from Congress the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners because they feared for his life if the deal became public, a senior administration official said Thursday. “The Senators were told, separate and apart from Sgt. Bergdahl’s apparent deterioration in health, that we had both specific and general indications that Sgt. Bergdahl’s recovery — and potentially his life — could be jeopardized if the detainee exchange proceedings were disclosed or derailed,” the official said in a statement. Several senators...
  • Obama: Congress consulted on Bergdahl exchange

    06/03/2014 2:54:41 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 66 replies
    AP ^ | June 3, 2014 | JULIE PACE
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for an American soldier's freedom, saying his administration had consulted with Congress "for some time" about that possibility. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff left open the possibility of desertion charges against the soldier.
  • Obama: Sorry I Broke The Law In Not Notifying Congress About Prisoner Swap

    06/03/2014 2:16:28 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/3/14 | c spiering
    A top aide to President Obama is now apologizing to Congress for not informing lawmakers, as required by law, that the White House was planning to trade an alleged deserter for five top Taliban commanders. The apology comes after Obama himself defended his actions this morning, insisting his administration had discussed the release with Congress “for some time.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told reporters that she received a call from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken on Monday evening apologizing for failing to inform Congress about the deal to exchange five Taliban detainees for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl....
  • Obama: EPA Power Plant Rule Will Shrink Power Prices

    06/02/2014 11:49:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/02 | DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMAN
    In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration's EPA unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office. The 645-page plan, expected to be finalized next year, is a centerpiece of Obama's efforts to deal with climate change and seeks to give the United States more leverage to prod other countries to act when negotiations on a new international treaty resume next year. Under the...
  • Left Offended - Don’t be afraid to say the right words

    06/02/2014 1:56:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 2, 2014 | Quin Hillyer
    There comes a point where the Left’s calumnizing of conservatives, its endless quest to delegitimize ordinary words, and its determination to criminalize religious expression all combine to make me want to offend as many leftists as I can, in response, just for fun. But not only for fun: Deliberately choosing to offend them, and thus trying to shred their ideological straitjackets, is occasionally a necessary endeavor. We on the right must show that we need not cower; we can and must fight back. In that spirit: To 50-year-old men, 20-year-old females are indeed “girls.” Not women. Get over it. If...
  • Luis Gutierrez: Without Amnesty George W. Bush Last Republican President

    05/20/2014 2:31:39 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who suggested on Monday that "every institution" in America should ignore the nation's immigration laws until Congress passes amnesty legislation, said President George W. Bush will go down as the last Republican president in history if Congress does not act on immigration. "I give you George W. Bush--the man who will go down in history as the last Republican president in American history," Gutierrez said Tuesday on the House Floor. He added: If you do nothing on immigration, I guess you can take comfort in knowing that from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush, you had...
  • REPUBLICAN LEADER: OBAMACARE HERE TO STAY; IMMIGRATION BY AUGUST

    04/26/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 95 replies
    Nwo Report ^ | 4/26/2014 | Mike Woldburg
    "With the news this week that more than 600,000 Washington residents have acquired new health care plans through the state exchange, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said it’s unlikely the Affordable Care Act will be repealed.... "...She also discussed... the feasibility of immigration reform this year..."
  • IRS chief: Producing documents could take years

    03/26/2014 2:20:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/26/14 | Alan Fram - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Internal Revenue Service told House Republicans on Wednesday that it would take years to provide all the documents they have subpoenaed in their probe of how the agency handled tea party groups' applications for tax-exempt status. The comments by IRS chief John Koskinen drew a frosty response from Republicans who run the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, one of several congressional panels investigating the controversy. The panel's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., warned him he should comply with the request "or potentially be held in contempt" of Congress, a sometimes threatened but...
  • Obama delivers remarks in Brussels, Belgium -Live-

    03/26/2014 10:23:10 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 39 replies
    Fox News Live Player ^ | Mar. 26 , 2014 | Fox News
    Obama delivers remarks in Brussels Belgium
  • US PAYROLLS BEAT EXPECTATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES

    03/07/2014 5:50:10 AM PST · by John W · 94 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | March 7, 2014 | Matthew Boesler
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  • The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 Oscars: Complete Winners List

    03/02/2014 9:27:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 132 replies
    Yahoo movies ^ | March 2, 2014 | Meriah Doty
    The winners have accepted their statuettes at the 86th Annual Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This is the complete list of Oscar award winners: