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  • Illegal immigration plummets along southwest border: DHS (Lying or incompetency being displayed)

    04/25/2015 6:52:09 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/25/15 | s dinan
    The flow of illegal immigrants has dropped to its lowest level in years judging by the number being apprehended along the border, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday as he sought to be more transparent about his department’s performance. Mr. Johnson said the drop is coming despite an improving economy, which generally draws more illegal migrants. Instead, the secretary said, a boost in manpower and technology along the southwestern border, coupled with public messages in Latin America discouraging would-be migrants from making the journey have helped turn the tide. Through the first six months of fiscal year 2015, which...
  • Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General( Targeted are 10 RINOs who are no patriots)

    04/23/2015 7:02:44 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/23/15 | c may
    The Senate confirmed President Obama’s nominee for attorney general Loretta Lynch in a vote of 56-43, Thursday afternoon. Ten Republicans joined the Democratic caucus in supporting her confirmation: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R- UT), Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL),Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS), Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Lynch will be replacing outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. Her confirmation will make her the first African-American woman to hold the position. Lynch nomination was expected to be close but was not closer...
  • Report: Half of US fracking companies will go out of business this year(but there is good news too)

    04/23/2015 7:00:53 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/23/15 | r moran
    The precipitous fall in oil prices in recent months has led to a lessening of demand for fracking services. Where once there were more than 60 companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing, there are now 41. And one industry expert expects that number to halve over the coming year as demand slides even further. Bloomberg: Half of the 41 fracking companies operating in the U.S. will be dead or sold by year-end because of slashed spending by oil companies, an executive with Weatherford International Plc said. There could be about 20 companies left that provide hydraulic fracturing services, Rob Fulks, pressure...
  • Tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi taking shape in Austin

    04/21/2015 6:58:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    austin american statesman ^ | 4/20/15 | Lori Hawkins And Shonda Novak
    A dramatic change is in store for Austin’s skyline, as plans move forward on what now has become a 58-story tower that would be the city’s tallest building and the largest residential tower west of the Mississippi River. The tower, named the Independent, would rise 685 feet on downtown’s southwestern edge, eclipsing the Austonian condominium high-rise in downtown Austin by two feet and two stories. The Independent would bring 370 new luxury condominiums to market, priced from the mid-$300,000s to more than $3 million, the developer said. The project features a contemporary, tiered design by its architect, Austin-based Rhode:Partners. The...
  • The Shakedown: Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/18/2015 6:17:47 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    nat review ^ | 4/17/15 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review. Sponsors included AT&T, Viacom, Walmart, Perennial Strategy Group, Combs Enterprises, Comcast Corporation, McDonald’s, Ronald Perelman, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Forest City Ratner, Time Warner Cable, Barney’s, Coca-Cola, Essence Communications, Ford Division, Home Depot, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the NBA, Verizon, Colgate Palmolive, Macy’s, NASCAR, OraSure Technologies Inc., Best Buy, Greentrack Inc., the IM Foundation,...
  • Memphis black mob beat down.With a twist!

    04/17/2015 4:10:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/13/15 | c flattery
    Memphis black mob beat down.With a twist! When someone sent me a video asking if I had seen the video of the black mob attack in a gas station, I was about to say ‘yes.’ And that i had already posted it yesterday. Wrong. This is a new video. New city. New gas station. New victim. Hint He is not white.
  • Amnesty Marco Rubio’s Top Liability(As it should be)

    04/14/2015 9:58:59 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/14/15 | breitbart news
    Amnesty is still the top liability for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who officially entered the 2016 race on Monday. In 2013, Rubio was the face of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” comprehensive amnesty bill. The Congressional Budget Office determined that Rubio’s legislation, which would give nearly every illegal immigrant in America a pathway to citizenship while massively increasing legal immigration to unprecedented levels, would lower the wages of American workers. After championing the Gang of Eight bill that passed the Senate, Rubio’s poll numbers plummeted. He remained silent on the issue and refused to join the other “Gang of Eight”...
  • White House Criticizes Ruling on Obama's Immigration Action(Missing is the word 'Illegal')

    04/08/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 6 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/8/15 | newsmax
    A federal judge has wrongly prevented "lawful, commonsense policies" from taking effect by blocking President Barack Obama's executive action that seeks to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, the White House said Wednesday. The administration released a statement criticizing U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's decision to keep a temporary hold on the president's policies. The U.S. Department of Justice had asked Hanen to lift the stay, but the Texas judge refused in a ruling late Tuesday night. Hanen initially granted a preliminary injunction on Feb. 16 at the request of 26 states that oppose Obama's action. The states, led by...
  • Keeping Hillary Clinton’s testimony private is a strategy sure to fail

    04/06/2015 4:57:51 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/5/15 | j babbin
    After Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, Sandy “the burglar” Berger stealing documents from the National Archives and Bill’s dalliance with Monica Lewinsky, political reporters got a bit lazy because they had to sit back and wait for the next scandal to break. The cascading Clintons always served one up. Some reporters I know openly yearn for a return to the Clinton days. They miss remarks like what then-Sen. Fritz Hollings of South Carolina said when Bill’s poll numbers were falling. There was no reason to worry, Mr. Hollings said, because, “If they reach 60 percent, then he can start dating again.” The...
  • No repercussions for Rolling Stone reporter, editors in U.Va. rape story

    04/06/2015 4:53:23 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/5/15 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    There will be no repercussions for the investigative reporter or editors responsible for a now-retracted Rolling Stone cover story in November that falsely accused Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members at the University of Virginia of gang-raping a freshman coed. In a stinging report released Sunday evening, an independent review by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said the magazine was reckless in vetting its sources, including the purported victim, identified only as “Jackie,” and neglected “basic, even routine journalistic practice.” “If Jackie was attacked and, if so, by whom, cannot be established definitively from the evidence available,” the review...
  • Support for Gun Control

    04/03/2015 9:21:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    isidewith ^ | 10/2014
    Congressional District results from 2,360,162 voters since Oct 2014 for the question "Do you support increased gun control?"
  • White House: Hillary Clinton Acting As ‘Private Citizen’ In Benghazi Investigation

    03/31/2015 1:26:34 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/31/15 | c spiering
    The White House reacted to the news today that Chairman Trey Gowdy of the House Select Committee On Benghazi requested an interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the use of her private email address and her home server. During the White House press briefing today, Earnest said that the issue was now in the hands of Clinton and her lawyers as well as the leaders of the congressional committee. “I don’t have an opinion on it,” Earnest said, when asked about the request by reporters, reminding them that the former Secretary of State was acting as a “private...
  • Pulling the plug on renewable energy:States with mandates suffer exploding electricity prices

    03/30/2015 6:03:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    was times ^ | 3/29/15 | H. Sterling Burnett
    There is never a good time for bad public policy. For few policies is this more evident than renewable energy mandates (REM), variously known as renewable portfolio standards, alternative energy standards and renewable energy standards. The first renewable energy mandate was adopted in 1983, but most states did not impose these mandates until the 2000s. Though the details vary from state to state, in general, renewable energy mandates require utilities to provide a certain percentage of the electric power they supply from “renewable” sources, notably wind and solar, with the required percentages rising over time. At the height of the...
  • Is Scott Walker done?

    03/27/2015 5:44:04 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/27/15 | newsmachete
    I've taken a lot of heat for reporting on the many, many inconsistencies and "evolutions" in Scott Walker's positions, but I think Walker has finally broken an egg that can't be re-shelled. He reportedly endorsed amnesty not six years ago, not two years ago, but two weeks ago, in a private group dinner: ... during the March 13 New Hampshire dinner, organized by New Hampshire Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn at the Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford, Mr. Walker said undocumented immigrants shouldn’t be deported, and he mocked 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s suggestion that they would “self-deport,” according to...
  • An impeachable offense

    03/26/2015 8:21:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (not "5/25/15") | By Lawrence J. Fedewa
    This is serious business. What no one seems to want to talk about in public is the fact that the negotiations between Iran, the United States and its allies have the potential to lead to a world war. If Iran is seen by Israel to be close to developing a nuclear warhead to go with its ready missiles, the odds are that Israel will launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear sites. However, Iran has managed to diversify its nuclear laboratories all over the country, thus vastly complicating the targeting for such a strike and also making its capabilities much...
  • Mitt Romney: Jeb Bush ‘is one of those new faces’(Clueless in 2012 and remains so)

    03/26/2015 8:18:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/26/15 | David Sherfinski
    Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he wasn’t leaving out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush when he said in late January that one of the “next generation” of Republican leaders may well emerge as being better able to beat the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. “No, no — I’m talking about the next political generation,” Mr. Romney said on NBC’s “Today” program. “I, along with a few other people, ran in the last contest and I was not successful, and my thought was we need a new face, someone not yet defined in the public’s mind....
  • The Old Man and the Sea of Black Mob Violence (from article: “It’s war now")

    03/26/2015 6:57:29 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 165 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/26/15 | c flaherty
    They didn’t count on the Old White Dude with a bat. But when 55-year old Eddie Motley saw ten black people beating, stomping, kicking, and punching his neighbor and her two teenage boys, and laughing about it, he did not dial 911. He grabbed a baseball bat and charged. “Eddie hit the bat on the ground and told them to get off of us,” said Gina Herring, who was observing the assault from the fetal position amid a tangle of kicking boots in front of her Concord, North Carolina home. “If Eddie didn’t step in, I am sure my boys...
  • Cornyn Won’t Endorse Cruz in Presidential Primary - Cornyn - the poster child for RINOs

    03/24/2015 5:46:30 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/24/15 | s rumpf
    Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) will not be endorsing Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Republican Presidential Primary. As Breitbart Texas reported, Cruz officially became 2016’s first Republican presidential candidate this week with a Tweet posted shortly after midnight Monday morning, followed by an announcement speech delivered at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Cornyn, the Senate Majority Whip, was asked about his fellow Texas Senator’s candidacy in an interview with Politico on Monday, just a few hours after Cruz’s speech. Cornyn cited the crowded primary field as his reason for staying neutral. “You know, we’ve got a lot of Texans who...
  • Bobby Jindal pledged no new taxes, raised taxes, then denied doing it(Not ready for primetime Gov)

    03/24/2015 7:12:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/24/15 | Newmachete
    Governor Bobby Jindal of Lousiana, who pledged not to raise taxes, has raised taxes, aided by the radical Islam loving Grover Norquist. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was caught in a jam. He had to plug a $1.6 billion projected deficit for next year — 20 percent of Louisiana’s general fund — and he had to do it without violating an anti-tax pledge he made to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the influential conservative group headed by Grover Norquist. Jindal’s solution: eliminating $526 million in tax rebates, most notably for the state’s business inventory tax. Norquist’s group blessed the decision, concluding...
  • Cruz Makes Inroads in the Most Important Primary of All

    03/24/2015 7:04:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/24/15 | ce wright
    You can talk about the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire and South Carolina all you want – and those all are important – yet none of them is the most important primary on the Republican side. No, the most critical Republican primary, at least for non-establishment candidates, is the Rush Limbaugh-Drudge Report-Breitbart-Mark Levin-Sean Hannity-Glenn Beck internet message board primary. For a conservative base candidate to win the nomination, he or she must carry most of the above precincts. Now, this is not to say that all or any of the above will endorse a candidate by name during the primary...
  • Obama on ACA's 5th Anniversary: Critics Should 'Embrace Reality'

    03/22/2015 7:06:06 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/22/15 | g richter
    One day before the five-year anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama proclaimed late Sunday that his signature healthcare legislation a success and its critics should "embrace reality." In a statement released on WhiteHouse.gov, Obama said, "This law is working, and in many ways, it’s working even better than anticipated." The president signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010. The law has undergone "more scrutiny, more rumor, more attempts to dismantle and undermine it than just about any law in recent history," Obama admitted. But he had a word for Republicans still working to repeal...
  • Boehner plans to sideline House conservatives in budget battle

    03/20/2015 7:07:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/20/15 | r moran
    Speaker John Boehner has made plans to bypass House conservatives and ram through two items opposed by the right. He will try and pass a budget deal, using a parliamentary manuever to speed passage. He is also planning a vote on the so-called Medicare "doc fix" he negotiated with Nancy Pelosi last week. Politico: If they’re able to clear the two measures, a battered leadership will go into the Easter recess with some pep in its step, as it tries to extend highway funding, begin work on annual appropriations bills and raise the debt ceiling. Not to mention, passing a...
  • Please Explain 100,000 Deferrals for Illegal AliensDid DOJ and DHS lawyers lie to Judge Hanen?

    03/17/2015 4:04:59 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    nat review ^ | 3/17/15 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    There has been a flurry of procedural developments in the lawsuit filed by 26 states in a Texas federal court against President Obama’s amnesty plan for 5 million illegal aliens. On March 19, Justice Department lawyers — and officials of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — will be in the hot seat at a hearing scheduled by Judge Andrew Hanen. Sitting in the dock, they will have to explain whether they misled (others might say “lied to”) the court. Or, as Hanen put it in formal judge-speak: “be prepared to fully explain to this Court all of the matters...
  • Speaker Boehner: Democrat Dissenter. next-best-to-Pelosi front-man for the far left Democrats.

    03/16/2015 7:12:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/16/15 | l jackson
    On March 3, after repeatedly huffing and puffing in support the Republican position on one of the major issues of the 2014 election, John Boehner predictably went back on his word, betraying conservatives on a signature campaign promise: to rein in President Obama’s unconstitutional and lawless actions in support of lawlessness. This was Boehner’s final surrender, ceding the last vestige of the immense power of the purse that a majority of voters sent Republicans to Washington to exercise. In ratifying law-breaking by both the president and millions of aliens, he removed any lingering doubt that he is the Democrat-preferred Obama-Pelosi...
  • Blowback for flag-banning student government at UC Irvine? Recall petition

    03/09/2015 10:57:57 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/9/15 | t lifson
    The anti-America brainwashing of the American education system reached some kind of apogee with the vote of the UC Irvine student council (the “Associated Students of the University of California”) to ban the American flag in its main lobby, on a vote of 6 yea, 4 nay, and 2 abstentions. That ban was overridden by the executive committee of the student council on a 4-1 vote, perhaps aware of the damage being done to the value of a degree from that school. Now, there is the beginning of blowback for the original majority from a group calling itself Americanstrong:
  • Obama: ‘Important’ Second Amendment Responsible for High Homicide Rates

    03/09/2015 8:38:08 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/9/15 | a hawkins
    Speaking at Benedict College in South Carolina on March 6, President Obama said the “Second Amendment … is important,” that it is “part of our culture” and “part of who were are.” Then he quickly added, “But what we also have to recognize is, is that our homicide rates are so much higher than other industrialized countries–by like a mile.” So, the Second Amendment is important but… Moreover, Obama hinted that the individual right to bear arms–the very right protected by the Second Amendment–is the result of a Supreme Court interpretation. On June 22, Breitbart News reported that The Washington...
  • McConnell vows to raise debt limit without threat of shutdown or default(surrender before the fight)

    03/09/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 66 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/8/15 | s dinan
    Republicans will raise the government’s borrowing limit without threatening a default, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell guaranteed Sunday, placating the markets but potentially surrendering the party’s leverage as Congress gears up for another debt showdown. The current debt-ceiling holiday, to which Congress agreed a year ago, expires Sunday, starting the clock on debate and sending the Treasury Department scrambling to tap into its “extraordinary measures” to keep from breaching the limit. Budget analysts say Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has about seven months of spare room, meaning a deal would have to be reached by October or November. Mr. McConnell, Kentucky...
  • Ethanol: The GOP-supported rip-off

    Can someone explain why the “party of limited government” continues, with a straight face, to support ethanol? Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says about the heavily subsided product, “Everything about ethanol is good, good, good.” Really? Really? Really? Supporters of ethanol — which we make from corn — say it reduces our dependence on foreign oil, is cheaper and aids the environment because it burns cleaner than non-blended fossil fuels. In 1996, The New York Times wrote: “At a time when Congress has been overhauling the nation’s systems of agricultural subsidies, and public officials across the country have considered...
  • Rep. Bill Flores: Executive Amnesty Fight Is Not Over Yet

    03/07/2015 6:09:31 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/6/15 | c coren
    Texas Rep. Bill Flores tells Newsmax that even though Republicans weren't able to stop President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration through the Department of Homeland Security funding bill, "the fight is not over yet." "Conservatives in Congress, particularly in the House, are standing up for what Americans want us to do, and that is to follow the rule of law and to stop the president's unlawful and unconstitutional amnesty action," Flores told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday. We are going to continue to fight," he said. A Texas federal judge ruled...
  • Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

    03/01/2015 12:23:57 PM PST · by bestintxas · 64 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/1/15 | g richter
    President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper. According to the website Israel National News, the Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an cites Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. Al-Jarida reports that the alleged threat from the White House forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the planned attack. President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper. According to the website Israel National News,...
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? (Hint: only one with moral backbone)

    03/01/2015 6:34:06 AM PST · by bestintxas · 54 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/1/15 | p gonzalez
    Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? I have analyzed all the major Republican presidential candidates (except Ben Carson and Rick Sanctorum, who are long shots, and Donald Trump, who has undocumented hair). I have found that all the major presidential candidates support amnesty for illegal aliens, except for one. Can you guess which one? Jeb Bush: Jeb, as we all know, supports amnesty for illegal aliens, and he's proud of it. If he were running in Honduras, I would vote for him in a minute. Marco Rubio: Marco Rubio co-authored a bill that would have given amnesty to illegal aliens....
  • Making the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

    02/28/2015 5:27:41 AM PST · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/28/15 | j levy
    In the anti-fracking film Gasland, producer Josh Fox proclaims that the process of extracting previously inaccessible oil and gas from shale pollutes water supplies, increases the incidence of cancer and leads to higher levels of seismic activity, despite ample contrary evidence. This self-proclaimed environmental watchdog and anti-fracking crusader has led extensive efforts to end or prevent fracking throughout the United States by obfuscating the truth and stopping communities from reaping the benefits of America's shale boom. Josh Fox and others like him are uninterested in looking for improvements in fracking technology and safety. Instead they seek to shut down shale...
  • U.S. military decimated under Obama, only ‘marginally able’ to defend nation

    02/25/2015 9:30:14 AM PST · by bestintxas · 38 replies
    wash times ^ | 2/24/15 | Rowan Scarborough
    The U.S. military is shedding so many troops and weapons it is only “marginally able” to defend the nation and falls short of the Obama administration’s national security strategy, according to a new report by The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. “The U.S. military itself is aging. It’s shrinking in size,” said Dakota Wood, a Heritage analyst. “And it’s quickly becoming problematic in terms of being able to address more than one major conflict.” President Obama’s latest strategy is to size the armed forces so that the four military branches have sufficient troops, ships, tanks and aircraft to win a large...
  • Senate Democrats Block Homeland Security Funding, Shutdown Looms(McConnell fails once again)

    02/23/2015 4:25:38 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/23/15
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is nearing a partial shutdown as the agency’s funding is set to expire Friday -- something Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had said wouldn’t happen on his watch. The Senate failed Monday in its fourth attempt to advance a Homeland Security spending bill. The vote was 47-46 with 60 required. Democrats blocked the measure because Republicans insist on using it to reverse President Barack Obama’s decision to ease deportation for about 5 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Obama told the nation’s governors Monday that a shutdown of the agency will affect the economy...
  • Washington vs. Obama(greatest vs worst)

    02/22/2015 5:32:47 AM PST · by bestintxas · 4 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/22/15 | e cooper
    Today is the birthday of one of America’s greatest presidents. He is still number one in many people’s minds, considering the undiminished and unmatched greatness he displayed. There is still no higher standard than America’s first, since he shaped the executive office into what it is today. It is interesting to compare how George Washington conducted himself as president versus Barack Hussein Obama. Washington had a unique leadership style. He was courageous, conscientious, honest, and hard working. In his recent book, The Return Of George Washington, Ed Larson writes how Washington was instrumental in the drafting and ratification of the...
  • Rubio Abandons GOP Position, Caves To Obama Executive Amnesty(stick a fork in him, he is done)

    02/18/2015 5:27:20 PM PST · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/18/15 | m boyle
    UPDATE: Rubio’s spokesman Alex Conant reached out to Breitbart News after the publication of this article to clarify the senator’s position. “Senator Rubio does not support shutting down DHS,” Conant said in a statement. “But he does support stopping the new executive order on immigration and is willing to support any approach we could get passed to stop it. But the President had made clear he will veto any effort to stop his unconstitutional order. And Senate Democrats have made clear they will not even end their filibuster on the DHS funding bill. The result will be a DHS shutdown...
  • Obama, immigrants refuse to be stopped by court decision(Believe laws are for the little people)

    02/18/2015 5:40:08 AM PST · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    wash times ^ | 2/18/15 | s dinan
    Both the White House and illegal immigrants said Tuesday that they would not be swayed by a federal judge’s decision in Texas halting President Obama’s deportation amnesty as overstepping the bounds of his powers. Within hours of the decision, immigrants had said they would still prepare to apply for the program and the White House was vowing to appeal the ruling that accused Mr. Obama of granting “benefits and privileges” to people that the law says should be deported. In a ruling late Monday, Judge Andrew S. Hanen said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was “not just rewriting the laws;...
  • US Farmers Expected to See 32 Percent Drop in Income in 2015

    02/11/2015 5:33:15 AM PST · by bestintxas · 42 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/11/15
    Net income for farmers is expected to fall by nearly 32 percent this year as corn and soybean prices remain low and expenses creep higher, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a report. While some farmers renting land at higher prices will find it an unprofitable year, the statistics are not as dire as they may sound for farmers in general, since just two years ago income was at a record high, farm economists said. "It's neither happy times nor is the sky falling in terms of agriculture incomes," said Scott Irwin, an agricultural economist at the University of...
  • The Only Strategy to Defeat Jihad

    02/11/2015 5:19:16 AM PST · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/11/15 | j.d. carson
    An imam on British television taught me more in a few minutes than any of the books I have read on Islam, some of them quite instructive. After railing at Israel and America, the imam smiled knowingly and said that if God did not want those skyscrapers to fall, he wouldn't have let airplanes fly into them. I almost shouted, "Then I guess God wants Palestinians to suffer, or else he wouldn't let Israelis do all those awful things you say they do!" I hear endless lamentations about our not having a strategy to defeat "Islamic extremism" or whatever the...
  • Islam and Burning People Alive(ISIS burned a hypocrite, not a Muslim)

    02/08/2015 5:42:20 AM PST · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    frontpage ^ | 2/6/15 | s kirby
    In December 2014, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, a 26-year-old Jordanian Air Force pilot, was flying his F-16 in Syria in support of a U.S.-led coalition raid on the Islamic State (IS). During this mission his plane crashed near Raqqa, and he was captured by IS fighters. On February 3, 2015, Lt. al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive by IS. An IS-released video of the burning was titled Healing the Believers Chests, an apparent reference to 9:14 of the Koran. Outrage was immediate, along with the claims that Islam not only prohibited Muslims from killing fellow Muslims, but also prohibited the burning of captives....
  • Obama points the finger at Christians when talking about terrorism

    02/06/2015 9:40:54 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/6/15 | c brown
    President Obama made an extremely curious comment in his address at the National Prayer Breakfast: “We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends.” “Our religion?” Was that a slip of the tongue? If he is speaking of Christians, where are the nihilists today murdering in the name of Christ that require a push back? The president appears willing to say or do anything to avoid speaking the truth about Islam. This so-called Christian who acts the role of President of the United States is a fanatic when it comes to honoring...
  • Obama: Christians Did Bad Things 'in the Name of Christ' (Islam's greatest defender speaks)

    02/05/2015 3:19:59 PM PST · by bestintxas · 85 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/5/15 | AP
    President Barack Obama stirred outraged with his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, comparing the atrocities committed by ISIS to those of Christians "in the name of Christ." "Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," Obama said. "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ." "So it is not unique to one group or one religion," Obama said. "There is a tendency in...
  • Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border(Do we want a nut case for POTUS?)

    02/05/2015 7:10:54 AM PST · by bestintxas · 71 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/5/15 | p gonzalez
    Jeb Bush made a series of astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday. Actually, his comments were not so much about immigration as they were about illegal aliens. First he said he wanted to repopulate Detroit with illegal aliens. It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples' hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again," Bush said then. "Now it would look different, it wouldn't be Polish...But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic....
  • Mitt Romney Earns Coveted Nancy Pelosi Endorsement

    01/28/2015 4:15:23 PM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    am spectator ^ | 1/28/15 | e zanotti
    I can never tell if these cross-party endorsements are supposed to serve as an underhanded dig, designed to shy Republicans away from viable candidates, or if they've just become a form of trolling. This one, for example, is baffling, because Nancy Pelosi can only want Mitt Romney to run a third time in order to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory, but yet, she can't possibly be daft enough to think that Republicans would see her ringing endorsement of Mitt Romney - yes, Mitt Romney - as some sort of clue that he's the one Democrats most fear. Either way, it's...
  • Loretta Lynch: Illegal Aliens Have Right To Work As Much As American Citizens

    01/28/2015 11:19:26 AM PST · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/28/15 | m boyle
    President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, said on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing that she thinks illegal aliens have the same right to work in America as American citizens do. “Senator, I believe the right and the obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here,” Lynch said when asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) who has a greater right to work: Illegal aliens, or lawful immigrants and American citizens? “Certainly, if someone is here—regardless of...
  • Surrender; Boehner-McConnell retreat in Obama amnesty fight panics conservatives

    01/26/2015 6:16:59 AM PST · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wash times ^ | 1/25/15 | sa miller
    Conservatives saw it as raising a white flag when Republican congressional leaders pledged not to withhold funding for the Department of Homeland Security in the fight over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, stoking fears that for the next two years House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will consistently surrender. For the Republican base, Mr. Obama’s unilateral move to grant legal status and work permits for up to 5 million illegal immigrants was an unlawful power grab that created a constitutional crisis. If Republican leaders were not willing to use Congress’ power of the purse — the...
  • John Boehner Attacks Tea Party: Leaders Oppose Me to Get Rich(the war is officially on now)

    01/24/2015 6:39:59 AM PST · by bestintxas · 77 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/15 | breitbart news
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming conservative groups in Washington for turning him into a human pinata to raise money. In an interview to air on Sunday’s “60 Minutes” on CBS, Boehner said he doesn’t disagree that much with conservatives on policy, but that the groups beat “the dickens out of me” in order to line their own pockets. “The issue with the Tea Party isn’t one of strategy. It’s not one of different vision,” Boehner said, according to excerpts released by CBS. “It’s a disagreement over tactics, from time to time. Frankly, a lot is being driven by national...
  • Pro-Life Leaders Call for Ellmers’ Ouster

    01/23/2015 5:50:07 AM PST · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/15 | a ruse
    On a usually happy and even triumphant day, pro-life leaders found themselves angry at a vote in the U.S. House that never happened. Much of the talk today at the annual March for Life, that likely brought close to 500,000 mostly young people to Washington DC, was about how House leaders canned a bill that would have banned abortion after the 20th week of gestation, the point at which an unborn child is said to feel pain. Much of the anger was directed at Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, who, as reported by Breitbart News, organized a group...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate Change is Real, World Must Tackle It

    01/22/2015 6:32:53 AM PST · by bestintxas · 94 replies
    newmax ^ | 1/22/15
    As he considers a third presidential campaign, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that one of the country's biggest challenges is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it. "I'm one of those Republicans who thinks we are getting warmer and that we contribute to that," he said. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee spoke to a sold-out crowd of about 3,000 at an investment management conference. It was his second public address since privately telling potential donors two weeks ago that he's considering seeking the presidency in 2016. Romney didn't address a possible campaign at the event, but...
  • Michael Moore: Military Snipers Are 'Cowards,' Not Heroes(Teed off he is not getting the acclaim0

    01/19/2015 6:07:29 AM PST · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/19/15 | e jager
    Michael Moore took a Twitter potshot at the acclaim being heaped on Clint Eastwood's film "American Sniper," tweeting that snipers are cowards not heroes, The Daily Mail reported. "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper, is based on the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, a special forces sharpshooter who was credited with 160 confirmed kills — reportedly the most in U.S. military history. Special: Mom's Simple Routine Shaves Off A Decade Of Wrinkles... Kyle believed he actually took down 255 enemy combatants. Moore, a left-wing populist filmmaker, tweeted to his 1.79 million followers: "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2....