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  • Amnesty fight: Obama admin tells courts they’re powerless to stop executive order

    12/16/2014 5:39:41 PM PST · by bestintxas · 105 replies
    wash times ^ | 12/16/14 | s dinan
    The administration warned a federal judge Monday to stay out of the debate over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, saying decisions about whom to deport fall squarely within the executive’s job description, “which this court lacks authority to review. In its first extended legal filing in one of the court challenges to the new amnesty, the Justice Department says courts have long held that an agency’s decision whether or not to prosecute someone or to enforce the law is entitled to “absolute discretion.”“Federal courts sit to decide cases and controversies, not to resolve disagreements about policy or politics,” said Joyce R....
  • Lower Oil and King Dollar Are Unambiguously Good Don’t listen to the naysayers.

    12/13/2014 5:58:18 AM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    nat review ^ | 12/12/14 | l kudlow
    We all know that the American energy revolution, led by the new technologies of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, has created a flood of new shale-oil and natural-gas production that has overwhelmed world markets and driven prices down by roughly 40 percent. End-of-week crude oil closed near $57 a barrel, and the national average gasoline price finished at $2.60. No matter what the naysayers are trying to sell, the new energy reality is unambiguously good for the U.S. and global economies. There may be some dislocations among countries, sectors, or companies, but the overwhelming impact is positive. In fact, the...
  • The Nuclear Option: If Republicans Don't Fight Now, They Never Will

    12/11/2014 5:30:20 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/10/14 | c hurt
    Call it the mysterious case of the Incredible Shrinking GOP. Barely one month ago, the party sailed to victory in one of the biggest rout election waves of the past century. They ran the board and took control of the U.S. Senate. They grew to historic levels in the U.S. House. The Democratic Party was left in tatters in state, local, and governor races across the country. But today, just a few weeks later, before GOPers even take hold of their new reins of power, the party is crying poverty. They are stricken with paralysis. House Speaker John A. Boehner,...
  • Spending bill hits hurdle as Pelosi demands changes, conservatives peel off

    12/10/2014 4:30:44 PM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/10/14
    <p>Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans alike threw a wrench Wednesday into congressional leaders’ hopes of quickly passing a newly struck budget deal, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi demanding that certain provisions be stripped.</p> <p>The California Democrat had been coy for days over whether she would support the plan being hammered out in closed-door negotiations to fund the government past a Thursday-at-midnight deadline.</p>
  • The path to Irrelevancy:LeBron, Irving in 'I Can't Breathe' tees

    12/09/2014 4:24:53 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    espn ^ | 12/9/14 | Dave McMenamin and Mike Mazzeo
    Several players on both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets, including LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Kyrie Irving and Deron Williams, wore black "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during pregame warm-ups Monday, following in the footsteps of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose who wore the same shirt in a game Saturday to show support for the family of Eric Garner. Of his T-shirt, LeBron James said: "It's not a Cavs thing. It's a worldly thing." "It's not a Cavs thing," James said before the game. "It's a worldly thing." On several occasions in the past couple weeks, James has spoken out about...
  • House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama's Executive Amnesty

    12/08/2014 5:49:43 AM PST · by bestintxas · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/8/14 | m boyle
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty. What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges...
  • MY TITLE: Obama's History of Smoking Put Him at Risk for Acid Reflux

    President Barack Obama, who had medical tests on Saturday after complaining of a sore throat, is suffering from acid reflux, the president's physician said. "The president's symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly," Obama's doctor, Captain Ronny Jackson, said in a statement. Acid reflux is a condition in which the stomach contents flow back up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing such symptoms as heartburn and sore throat. Special: Nursing Home Nightmare, 3 Ways to Live In Your Home Forever Obama, 53, went to Walter Reed military hospital for a...
  • Expert’s take: What’s happening in the fraccing industry?

    12/05/2014 6:35:47 AM PST · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    human events ^ | 12/5/14 | t mull
    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has taken the U.S. by storm, and as is the case with most industries that boost the economy, the federal government is seeking to crack down on the industry and regulate it out of existence. Nicolas Loris, senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation’s Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, weighs in on how fracking is faring across the country, and how the government is influencing the energy industry: What is the status of hydraulic fracturing across the country? I know that it’s a very controversial issue in many states, and that Texas recently issued a municipal...
  • Top GOP Leader Promises Total Amnesty In 2015(Or how to work with Dems to kill the USA)

    12/05/2014 6:10:03 AM PST · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    daily caller ^ | 12/5/14 | n munro
    House Speaker John Boehner’s top committee chairman says he wants an immigration bill that would allow millions of foreign migrants to stay and work jobs sought by Americans. “I’m going to use my assets and resources in the new year to work with this Congress… to have a well-understood agreement about what the law should be, and how we as communities, and farm communities, and tech communities, create circumstances where we can have people be in this country and work, and where not one person is quote ‘thrown out’ or ‘deported,’” said Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the powerful...
  • Second Amendment: Is concealed carry a privilege or a right?

    12/03/2014 6:29:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    human events ^ | 12/3/14 | s greenhut
    The federal courts would never uphold a law requiring people to show “good cause” before they could speak in public or march in a parade. It would be a violation of our First Amendment rights. Yet an ongoing court battle examines whether similar rules regarding the carrying of firearms is an equally outrageous violation of the Second Amendment. The case started in 2008 in San Diego County, when Edward Peruta and other gun owners challenged San Diego County’s process for issuing concealed-carry permits. State law gives sheriffs the power to determine “good cause” – and San Diego County required documentation...
  • Disney, The company of Atheists, considers 'God' is profanity - Why did Disney block God?

    12/03/2014 6:19:54 AM PST · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/1/14 | t starnes
    Update: After the following column appeared on FoxNews.com, Disney issued the following statement on Tuesday, December 2: “Disney employs word filtering technology to prevent profanity from appearing on our websites. Unfortunately, because so many people attempt to abuse the system and use the word “God” in conjunction with profanity, in an abundance of caution our system is forced to catch and prevent any use of the word on our websites. The company would have been happy to explain our filtering technology to the inquiring family had they contacted us.” It turns out you can give thanks for a lot of...
  • CONSERVATIVES UP IN ARMS:Pushback may force Boehner to ally with Dems to delay immigration fight

    12/03/2014 6:10:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 38 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/3/14
    Conservative Republicans are pushing back hard against House Speaker John Boehner's plan to effectively push off the battle over President Obama's immigration plan to next year in order to pass a spending bill, increasing the likelihood he'll need help from Democrats to get it through the House and Senate. The speaker on Tuesday had put forward a plan to address two tricky issues: letting Republicans vent over the president's controversial immigration executive actions, while also backing a spending bill to keep the government running past Dec. 11, when current funding runs out. Boehner's solution is to call a vote on...
  • Irony knows bounds: Black Crime Claims Life of Apologist for Black Crime

    12/03/2014 5:52:42 AM PST · by bestintxas · 148 replies
    am thinker ^ | 12/3/14 | c flaherty
    David Ruenzel knew, better than most, about the white privilege that killed him. As a writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of this favorite topics was rooting out racism. And how white racism is permanent. White racism is everywhere. And white racism explains everything. This mantra of the Critical Race Theory and the Southern Poverty Law Center applied to all white people because, even if they were not personally cracking the whips, or breaking the skulls, white people benefitted from a racist system that did all that — and a lot more. Ruenzel was writing about white privilege...
  • White House: Obama Will Shut Down Gov't if Congress Defunds Exec Amnesty

    12/02/2014 11:27:29 AM PST · by bestintxas · 86 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/2/14 | t lee
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is warning that President Barack Obama would veto any spending bill that prohibits federal funds from being spent to enact Obama's executive amnesty. That means Obama is willing to shut down the government to preserve his executive amnesty. When asked if Obama would veto a bill that prohibits federal funds from being spent to enact his executive amnesty, Earnest simply replied: "yes." When asked if that would mean Obama is willing to shut down the government if Congress passes a funding bill that would "tie the president's hands" on executive amnesty, Earnest spun and...
  • Chris Rock tells white people to own the actions of their ancestors

    12/02/2014 6:56:19 AM PST · by bestintxas · 92 replies
    was times ^ | 12/2/14 | j chasmar
    Chris Rock explained in a lengthy interview Sunday that he believes part of healing racial relations in America is by white people “owning” the actions of their ancestors. The black comedian told New York magazine’s Frank Rich that racial progress in America is “nonsense” and that the only thing that’s changed is white people aren’t as crazy as they used to be. “When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it’s all nonsense,” Mr. Rock said. “There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy. To say that black people have made...
  • Deval Patrick: 'Without knowing all the facts, of course I wanted an indictment'

    12/02/2014 6:50:08 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    am thinker ^ | 12/1/14 | c brown
    Deval Patrick was on Meet the Press this week-end. When asked about the Grand Jury decision he said: “Without knowing all the facts, of course I wanted an indictment.” Wow. Just, wow. Patrick summed up in one short sentence exactly what is wrong with progressive “thinking” and attitudes. He admitted that he wanted a particular outcome, even in the face of not knowing all the facts. But almost as egregious as that was his assertion that we don’t know all the facts. Because, hello? Yes we do! What does he think the Grand Jury was poring over these past several...
  • Teens Jump, Beat St. Louis Man to Death with Hammers (Guess what is missing on this story?)

    12/01/2014 2:14:05 PM PST · by bestintxas · 65 replies
    breitbart ^ | november 30, 2014 | a hawkins
    On November 30, four teens jumped a man in south St. Louis, using hammers to beat him to death. According to the St. Louis Bosnian, the victim was 32-year-old Zemir Begic. He was sitting in his car around 1 a.m. when the teens began banging on it. He stepped out of the car, and the teens attacked him until he was unconscious then left him for dead. Begic died, and surveillance video led to the capture of two of the suspects. One of them is 15 and the other is 16 years of age. This senseless beating death—which came on...
  • Obama says Ferguson looters and lawbreakers should be prosecuted

    11/25/2014 4:21:14 PM PST · by bestintxas · 54 replies
    wash times ^ | 11/25/14 | b wolfgang
    After his appeals largely were disregarded Monday night, President Obama on Tuesday again pleaded for calm and restraint in Ferguson, Mo., and across the country — but this time he also had a warning for those who have resorted to violence, saying looters and anyone else who breaks the law should be prosecuted. “There are productive ways of responding and expressing those frustrations and there are destructive ways of responding. Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk — that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it,” the president said during a speech in Chicago. “Those are criminal...
  • Ted Cruz Proposes ‘Detailed, Systematic Plan’ to Stop Obama’s Amnesty (says 'Let's play hardball)

    11/24/2014 5:43:53 AM PST · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    nat review ^ | 11/23/14 | j gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) proposed a plan to stop President Obama’s administrative amnesty, the first step of which can only be taken by incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.). “Step number one that I have called for is the incoming majority leader should announce that if the president implements this lawless amnesty, that the Senate will not confirm any executive or judicial nominees, other than vital national security positions, for the next two years, unless and until the president ends this lawless amnesty,” Cruz told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. “If the majority leader would announce...
  • Winston: Ref contact not malicious (Watch and you decide)

    11/23/2014 7:02:35 AM PST · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    espn ^ | 11/22/14 | j shanker
    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and quarterback Jameis Winston said there was nothing malicious about the contact between the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and an official in the third quarter of the Seminoles' 20-17 win against Boston College on Saturday. With the scored tied at 17-17 and 5:20 left in the third quarter, an official stood between Winston and center Cam Erving to prevent the Seminoles (No. 3 CFP, No. 1 AP) from running their next play. An official is instructed to stand over the ball to prevent the offense from snapping it until the defense has sufficient time to...
  • Pentagon got duped, made ransom payment for Bowe Bergdahl to con man(But Obama not to blame)

    11/20/2014 6:04:11 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    wash times ^ | 11/20/14 | b gertz
    The Pentagon is under fire for making a ransom payment to an Afghan earlier this year as part of a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to U.S. officials. Sgt. Bergdahl was released in May after nearly five years in captivity as part of a controversial exchange for five terrorists held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Hunter stated in the letter that Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made...
  • Obama may veto Keystone authorization bill

    11/13/2014 10:17:57 AM PST · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    am thinker ^ | 11/13/14 | r moran
    The White House is hinting that President Obama will veto any bill authorizing the construction of the Keystone Pipeline. One of the few bi-partisan pieces of legislation is threatened by the most partisan president in history. The Hill: The White House on Thursday hinted that President Obama could veto congressional legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline as lawmakers in both the House and Senate were readying votes on the controversial construction project. "Our dim view of these kinds of proposals has not changed,” press secretary Josh Earnest said. Earnest reiterated that the State Department was still reviewing the controversial pipeline...
  • McConnell Meets With Incoming GOP Senators, Sounds Discouraged Note on Obama Moderation

    11/12/2014 1:53:05 PM PST · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/12/14 | c may
    Presumptive Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed new Senators-elect to his office Wednesday morning “We're here to make the place function again and begin to make progress for the American people,” McConnell told reporters while flanked by the incoming lawmakers. When asked if he expects to move to the middle as a means of working with Obama, McConnell explained that it is the president who appears to remain stuck on the opposite pole. “The problem is the president continues to send signals that he has no intention of moving toward the middle,” he said. McConnell referenced the White House’s new...
  • The Unlikeliest Winner (GOP wins seat in district NYT lists “Democrats Are Expected to Win Easily”)

    11/12/2014 5:57:39 AM PST · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    nat review ^ | 11/12/14 | a johnson
    He received no national-party funding, ran what he calls an “old-school” campaign without data-driven analytics, and had only one paid staffer, at $500 per month, but this third-generation dairy farmer from California may just pull out the biggest upset of the 2014 cycle. As of publication time, Republican Johnny Tacherra is leading longtime Democratic lawmaker Jim Costa in the yet-to-be-decided race for the Golden State’s 16th congressional district. With provisional ballots still to be counted, and with a 700-plus-vote cushion, Tacherra is confident that he will survive. He and his wife are heading to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to take...
  • We Don’t Need Immigration REFORM - We Need Immigration ENFORCEMENT

    11/09/2014 4:39:12 AM PST · by bestintxas · 27 replies
    cfp ^ | 11/8/14 | j mcconnell
    Dammit, what’s wrong with that bone-head, Bone-er, or Boehner, John (R-Ohio)? The exasperated and much-maligned conservative public citizens of America just culminated SIX YEARS OF FRUSTRATION WITH OBAMA, another bone-head who can’t or won’t listen to the people who pay the freight in this country - the hard working public citizens of the United States who have said over and over again, “We don’t need Immigration Reform, we need IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT! The old immigration laws were working fine, thank you, with perhaps a little tweak here and maybe another one there on occasion. That is until we got unlucky and...
  • Don’t Bring Back the Judicial Filibuster (McConnell trying to neuter the victory)

    11/06/2014 6:12:33 AM PST · by bestintxas · 29 replies
    nat review ^ | 11/5/14 | e whealen
    In Tuesday’s elections, Republicans won control of the Senate and expanded their majority in the House. In the coming weeks and months, Republicans in Congress must focus on developing and pursuing a winning agenda over the next two years — an agenda that will help elect a Republican president in November 2016 and provide that president with a governing majority in Congress. But a small cadre of current and former Senate staffers is instead pressing Republican senators on what strikes me as a profoundly foolish and destructive diversion: reinstating the filibuster — more precisely, the 60-vote cloture threshold — for...
  • Reid to Mitch McConnell: Americans Want Us to 'Work Together' (Completelu delusional)

    11/05/2014 7:27:49 AM PST · by bestintxas · 70 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/5/14 | Drew MacKenzie
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has reached out to his presumed successor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying that he hoped they could work together “to get things done” in Washington. In a statement, according to Mediaite, Reid said, "I’d like to congratulate Senator McConnell, who will be the new Senate Majority Leader. The message from voters is clear: They want us to work together. I look forward to working with Senator McConnell to get things done for the middle class." McConnell’s resounding victory in Kentucky over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes started the GOP wave on election night. Democrats...
  • Why isn’t Mary Landrieu smart enough to play the race card properly?

    11/02/2014 5:44:42 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    cfp ^ | 11/1/14 | g jarvis
    ‘Mary had a little scam To fleece the voters’ views And everywhere her campaign went Her race scam made the news.’ Most of us are dumbstruck by the over-exploitation of the race card by Democrats. Their exaggerated playing of the race card is incredibly cliched and worn out. Do they really think that voters are gullible enough to swallow their hokum? Do they really believe that the intellects of American voters are that small? If I were a black voter I would be incensed that Democratic candidates assume that I was boneheaded enough to fall for these idiotic racial accusations....
  • Marine Dad Barred from School over Protest of Islam Curriculum

    11/02/2014 3:09:40 PM PST · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/14 | w bigelow
    In an incident mirroring a recent California case, a Marine in Maryland who served overseas and fought against Islamic extremists was barred from school premises when he protested his daughter learning about what he called “the benefits of Islam” at her Maryland high school. Kevin Wood asked that she be excused from class while that subject was discussed, but La Plata High School refused, prompting Wood to argue with the school. That triggered the school to issue a no-trespassing order, reported Pennlive. Station USA9 reported that Wood, presently a firefighter, said he had not made any threats. Wood and his...
  • Dems Pin NC Hopes on Black Vote (Where are the subpoenas for the political sermons by preachers?)

    11/02/2014 3:04:49 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/14 | d riehl
    North Carolina Democrats are taking to black churches today - and tomorrow for so called "Moral Monday" in an effort to drag Kay Hagan over the finish line before Republican Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Senate race. Hagan is a mere +1 in the current Real Clear Politics poll average, making the race too close to call. At churches across North Carolina, ministers took to pulpits Sunday morning with messages laced as thickly with pleas to turn out at the polls as they were with scripture. Led by the local NAACP, black churches have engaged in months of voter education...
  • Southern Shockwave: Mary Landrieu Blames Obama’s Unpopularity on Racism

    10/31/2014 6:50:56 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/30/14 | w hall
    In comments sure to cascade into regional races across the South, embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday that Southern racism is to blame for President Barack Obama's unpopularity. "Why does President Obama have a hard time in Louisiana?" asked Todd. “Let me be very, very honest with you," said Landrieu. "The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader." Landrieu added: “It has not always been a good place for women, to be...
  • What Obama has wrought: Some Americans 'Never Want' Another Black President

    10/23/2014 7:29:45 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 107 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/23/14 | j devaney
    Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Thursday that some Americans "never want to have" another black president. The Hill reports that Leahy made the comments during an appearance on PBS' "Tavis Smiley" show. Urgent: Do You Support an Ebola Travel Ban? Vote Here Now. "Get out and move around America. You'll find plenty of examples of racial prejudice," Leahy said. "There are those who never want to have another African-American president, and that would be another very, very bad thing for this country." Leahy, who took office in 1975, supports President Barack Obama — who in 2008 became the...
  • How desperate is she? Texas' Davis Says She Would Welcome Obama Visit

    10/23/2014 6:14:14 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 46 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/22/14 | newsmax
    Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely keeping distance from him throughout her underdog run for governor. Still trailing by double digits in some polls with less than two weeks until Election Day, Davis is no longer so cautiously staying at arm's length from Obama, who has gloomy approval ratings in Texas but still packs the ability to boost turnout among Democratic voters. First lady Michelle Obama recorded a radio ad for Davis that began airing this month. "I would be thrilled if he or the Clintons, anyone wanted...
  • Why Wendy Can’t Win Like her adoring media, she doesn't understand the state she's running in.

    10/22/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/21/14 | w murchison
    Yes, yes, lady, fine; you got it. But this is barely to scratch the surface of the thing. Why does Texas, a pulsating, change-oriented state, full of young people, full of minorities, full of those women the Republicans are alleged (by Democrats) to be running a “war” against — how come Texas “remains strongly Republican”? Which it does and probably will for a while longer, barring divine intervention. I would love to ascribe the reason to good ol’ frontier values as buckskinned and lively now as in the days when John Wayne and such like went around saving us from...
  • Turning waste from whisky-making into fuel — close to commercial reality?

    10/22/2014 1:40:50 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    cfp ^ | 10/22/14 | American Chemical Society
    A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country’s most valued industries and turn the dregs of whisky-making into fuel. Celtic Renewables, formed in 2011, has refined its process based on a century-old fermentation technique and is now taking the next step toward a commercial plant, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. Ann M. Thayer, a senior correspondent with C&EN, points out that making whisky requires three ingredients: water, yeast and a grain, primarily barley. But only...
  • Rick Perry whiffs in President Obama’s Ebola footsteps (Not-Quite-Ready-For_Primetime Candidate)

    10/22/2014 5:51:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/21/14 | c hurt
    Where is the GOP’s John Wayne when you need him? Not, apparently, in Texas.When Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan landed in Dallas, he instantly became a deadly international health threat to U.S. citizens and America’s frontline health workers. The Liberian national became the face here for a growing pandemic that has already killed thousands of Africans and is decimating the societal fabric and governmental institutions of three countries in West Africa. Understandably, the man’s diagnosis sparked a rash of panic throughout the country about a horrific, mysterious and incurable disease that Americans had only heard about from far away lands or in...
  • Ted Cruz outlines 10 priorities for a GOP-led Congress: ‘We should lead boldly’

    10/21/2014 5:36:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/20/14 | David Sherfinski
    Should Republicans take full control of Congress after the midterms in a few weeks, Sen. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said in a new op-ed that they should focus on the key priorities of improving the economy, protecting civil liberties and defending national security. Priority No. 1 is jump-starting the economy by passing the Keystone XL Pipeline, opening up land for energy exploration and limiting the EPA from implementing new rules he said will destroy coal jobs and drive up energy bills. Also on the list: Pursue “all means possible” to repeal Obamacare, which he said a Republican president...
  • Obama to Bypass Congress on Easing of Iran Sanctions(Overrides a 99-0 vote in Senate)

    10/20/2014 6:07:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/20/14 | m clyne
    President Barack Obama is doing everything in his power to bypass Congress and suspend most of the sanctions placed on Iran over its nuclear program, The New York Times reports. The president’s efforts to undercut Congress in the negotiations have riled many members, including New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “If a potential deal does not substantially and effectively dismantle Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program, I expect Congress will respond,” said Menendez, who has sponsored legislation to “tighten” sanctions if no deal is struck by Nov. 24. “An agreement cannot allow Iran to...
  • US defies Turkey with drop of arms, ammo to Kurds (Obama disregards NATO ally)

    10/20/2014 6:02:22 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/20/14
    The U.S. military said late Sunday that it had dropped weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to Kurdish forces battling to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani. Earlier Sunday, U.S. Central Command (CentCom) said that it had launched 11 airstrikes overnight in the area. CentCom said U.S. C-130 cargo planes made multiple drops of arms and supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq. It said they were intended to enable continued resistance to Islamic State efforts...
  • Ebola outbreak in Central America + open borders = disaster (Ted Cruz speaks)

    10/20/2014 5:52:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/20/14 | c brown
    In an interview yesterday with CNN's Candy Crowley, Senator Ted Cruz made numerous points about Ebola, speaking like a true leader, brushing off her snark. He advocated for common sense measures including a temporary freeze on visas from West African nations where Ebola is raging and for stopping all commercial air travel from those countries until the disease is under control. Cruz also shined a light on an issue less often discussed, which is the disaster that would unfold here in America if Ebola were to take hold in Central and South America. If such a scenario were to develop,...
  • Christmas Comes Early for Hunting Retailers

    10/17/2014 7:09:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/16/14 | m rocco
    Thanks to hunting season, Christmas comes early for megastores that cater to outdoor enthusiasts. Retailers like Cabela’s (CAB) and Bass Pro Shops are known to draw customers who travel many miles to both gear up for hunting season and browse in-store attractions. “Our stores across the U.S. and Canada are what many of our customers love about Bass Pro Shops,” Tammy Sapp, the Springfield, Mo.-based company’s director of communications said. Bass Pro Shops stocks its stores with log and rock work, large indoor aquariums and museum quality fish and wildlife mounts that “pay tribute to a region’s outdoor heritage,” she...
  • CDC Won’t Halt Flights Because It Might Harm Fledgling Economies

    10/17/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 44 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/16/14 | e zanotti
    The CDC doesn't seem especially willing to contend with the subject of Ebola virus transportation via air travel. Not to a nurse calling the CDC with potential symptoms of Ebola requesting to take a weekend getaway to Ohio, and most likely to Congress in today's emergency Congressional Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on the Ebola outbreak, featuring CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other directors from the HHS, DHS and FDA. Although Rep. Tim Murphy is reportedly going to try. Yesterday, the White House reiterated that a ban on flights originating in outbreak countries is...
  • CDC Director: Ebola-Infected Nurse Amber Vinson should not have flown

    10/16/2014 6:47:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/15/14 | c street
    Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a news conference Wednesday that a Texas nurse should not have taken a flight the day before she was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. The CDC acknowledged on October 15th that a 26-year-old nurse named Amber Vinson became the second Texas hospital worker who contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Duncan; she tested positive for Ebola on October 14th. But the Washington Post reported Vinson had a potentially contagious fever of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit before she boarded Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 back to Dallas-Fort Worth from...
  • NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People

    10/16/2014 4:07:55 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 4 replies
    humanevents ^ | 10/14/14 | Life Legal Defense Foundation
    When the NAACP turned on African-American pro-life advocate, Ryan Bomberger and The Radiance Foundation, slamming them with a frivolous trademark lawsuit, many were surprised. It seemed ironic that the nation’s most prominent black civil rights organization would lash out at those working to “illuminate, educate, and motivate,” especially a group that is led by and works closely with people of color. Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a “friend of the court” amicus brief today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, supporting Bomberger and The Radiance Foundation in the request to have a prejudicial lower court...
  • Still trust govt to protect us? CDC Gave Latest US Ebola Patient OK to Fly With Slight Fever

    10/15/2014 7:33:40 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/15 | t beamon
    A second Dallas nurse who has been diagnosed with Ebola was allowed to travel on Monday with a slight fever by federal health officials, according to news reports. Amber Vinson, 29, who was flown to Atlanta for treatment on Wednesday, notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before she boarded a plane to Cleveland because of her fever, Dallas NBC affiliate NBCDFW-TV5 reported. "Vinson was not told that she could not fly," a person only identified in the report as a "federal government spokesperson" told the station. Vinson, who was diagnosed with the disease on Tuesday, had been monitoring...
  • Cruz to the Rescue: Houston Mayor Backs Off From Subpoenas to Pastors

    10/15/2014 7:19:07 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/15/14 | s rumpf
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker has backed down from the subpoenas the City of Houston issued to several area pastors, Breitbart Texas has learned. Breitbart Texas reported earlier about the controversy, stemming from litigation challenging the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and subpoenas asking the pastors for the content of their sermons, speeches and communications with church members. Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in, firmly supporting the pastors in their efforts to fight the subpoenas, while Mayor Parker initially remained adamant that the city had the right to request those records. Despite posting comments on Twitter just hours before that seemed to indicate...
  • Obama Announces 'Surge of Resources into Dallas' ... 2 Weeks After First Ebola Case in US

    10/15/2014 7:15:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/14/14
    On Tuesday, 16 days after the late Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, President Barack Obama announced, "We are surging resources into Dallas to examine what exactly has happened that ended up infecting the nurse there." "Obviously are thoughts and prayers are with her," he added.
  • Pentagon Says Global Warming Presents Immediate Security Threat(Not Russia, Iran, ISIS)

    10/13/2014 12:49:18 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/13/14 | c davenport
    The Pentagon released a report Monday asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster response as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises. The report lays out a road map for how the military will adapt to rising sea levels, more violent storms and widespread droughts. The Defense Department will begin by integrating plans for climate change risks across all of its operations, from war games and strategic defense planning situations to a rethinking of the...
  • Kerry: 'Life as You Know It on Earth Ends' If Climate Skeptics Are Wrong

    10/13/2014 12:43:39 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 67 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/13/14 | c bannister
    "Life as you know it on Earth ends" if climate change skeptics are wrong, Sec. of State John Kerry declared Thursday. But, even if climate alarmists are wrong, nothing bad can come of enacting their taxes, restrictions and regulations, Kerry said in a speech at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center: "I'd just say to all of you here that people need to feel the pressure from you. You all know what politics is about. I'm not in it now, but I'm dependent on it to help make the right decisions so that we move in the right direction. A clean...
  • Ebola-infected Dallas hospital worker followed all CDC procedures: CDC says "trust us, don't worry"

    10/12/2014 9:22:58 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 166 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/12/14
    A just-concluded press conference in Dallas, featuring grim-faced officials, revealed that the anonymous worker at the hospital who came down with Ebola followed all CDC procedures, including the use of an isolation suit. Nonetheless, we were told not to worry. Yeah, right. Are they trying to convince people that we are being lied to? When they as good as admit they don’t know how to prevent infections, then telling us to be confident in their medical response accomplishes just the opposite: it spreads panic. Meanwhile, we are lectured to trust them and to keep allowing people form the plague region...