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  • Pelosi: Democrats Wore Sweaters to Deal With ‘Freezing’ Conditions During Sit-In

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    Pelosi: Democrats Wore Sweaters to Deal With ‘Freezing’ Conditions During Sit-In Chandler Gill BY: June 23, 2016 3:38 pm House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday that Democrats had to wear sweaters to endure freezing conditions on the House floor during the Democratic sit-in on gun control, but she said those conditions could not deter her. A reporter brought up the live periscope feed that showed the sit-in since CSPAN cameras were not allowed to film because the floor was in recess. The reporter asked, since there was a constant periscope feed of the sit-in, if the rule...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Paul Ryan Says Democratic ‘Stunt’ Is Not ‘A Proud Moment For Democracy’(dumbass!)

    06/23/2016 9:50:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Alex Pappas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday reacted to the Democratic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives over gun control by saying: “I don’t think this should be a very proud moment for democracy or the people who staged these stunts.” In his weekly press conference at the Capitol, Ryan said: “This is the people’s house. This is Congress, the House of Representatives, the oldest democracy in the world, and they’re descending it into chaos.”
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • Obama Pushes Congress on Zika Money, but Questions Loom on Administration’s Response

    06/22/2016 3:18:29 PM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/22/2016 | Fred Lucas
    Even as Congress seems to be moving closer to a resolution on funding a means to stop the spread of the Zika virus, the Obama administration is demanding more immediate action. Yet, some critics say it is the administration, including President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, that have failed to act strongly and is allocating disproportionate resources internationally when about 2,000 Zika cases have been reported in the United States. More than half of the diagnosed cases have been in the territory of Puerto Rico, but also a significant number in Florida, New York, and...
  • Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

    06/22/2016 2:56:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2016 5:08 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Rebellious Democrats shut down the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures before lawmakers’ weeklong break. Exasperated Republicans were forced to recess while cutting off cameras that showed the protest. But in an unprecedented step, C-SPAN used live video feeds from one lawmaker’s Periscope account and another’s Facebook page to transmit words and images from the House. Nearly 100 Democrats led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis demanded a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected...
  • Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote

    06/22/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 167 replies
    politico.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | RACHAEL BADE, HEATHER CAYGLE and BEN WEYL
    More than two dozen House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the House floor Wednesday in protest of GOP leadership's refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre. Led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and more than 40 Democrats walked into the chamber just before noon and pledged to “occupy” the House floor until GOP leadership allowed a vote. Democrats have tried numerous times over the past week to force a vote on a so-called "no fly, no buy" bill, which would bar terror suspects on the “no-fly" list from purchasing...
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah Guilty on All Counts in Corruption Trial [DemocRAT Congressman in Philly]

    06/21/2016 11:29:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 51 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 06/21/2016 | NBC Staff
    A jury has convicted veteran U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Fattah was found guilty of all 22 counts against him, including racketeering, fraud and money laundering. His lawyers had argued that schemes were engineered without Fattah's knowledge by two political consultants who pleaded guilty in the case. Fattah's jovial and calm demeanor didn't change much as the verdict was read....
  • Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away With It

    06/21/2016 8:28:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 6/20/16 | Christian Datoc
    "Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away with it" A leaked 2015 memo appears to give Hillary Clinton staffers advice on how to solicit large-sum donations from Super PACs without breaking campaign finance law restricting that behavior.
  • Obama endorses Charlie Crist for Congress

    06/20/2016 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 21 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/20/16 | JOEL GEHRKE
    President Obama has endorsed former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who held office as a Republican but switched parties after losing the 2010 Senate race, in a bid to pick off a GOP-held congressional seat. "Gov. Charlie Crist has always put people above politics — and we need more of that in Washington," Obama said in a statement released by the Crist campaign. "I know he'll bring the people's voice to Congress, and I've got his back." The Democratic National Committee confirmed the endorsement to the Washington Examiner.
  • John Locke: On the Dissolution of Government

    06/20/2016 9:02:02 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 19th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The spark for this squib is the failure of western governments to protect the persons and property of their citizens from politically or religiously motivated criminals. Among just a few of the outrages: • Swedish elementary school children recently beseeched their principal to protect them from islamic students. • Closer to home, the mayor of San Jose California directed his police force and firefighters to stand idly by as paid Leftists assaulted Trump rally attendees: • Last year, the mayor of Baltimore so much as encouraged rioters to destroy property. What gives? Is this why societies create governments? John Locke...
  • What to Expect When Trump Meets 900 Evangelical Leaders Tuesday

    06/19/2016 5:15:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    CP Politics ^ | 6/19/16 | Anugrah Kumar
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's closed-door meeting Tuesday with 900 top evangelical and social conservative leaders will be a time of questions and answers on issues such as the Supreme Court, sanctity of life and religious freedom, according to an organizer, who said a similar meeting is being discussed also with Trump's rival Hillary Clinton. "Of the more than 50,000 questions that came in, many of them focused on those three issues. Others focused on issues related to leadership, national security, and faith," Johnnie Moore, the spokesperson for My Faith Votes, a non-partisan organization focused on engaging the 25...
  • Dairy farmers say safety net on milk prices is not helping

    06/19/2016 1:19:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2016 1:37 PM EDT | Lisa Rathke
    Northeast dairy farmers who have been strapped for months by low milk prices say a voluntary insurance program that was supposed to be a safety net isn’t helping. The margin protection program provides financial assistance to enrolled farmers when the gap between the price of milk and national average feed costs falls below the coverage levels picked by individual farmers. […] Farmers say the margin protection program is not based on Northeast farmers’ feed costs but on the national average feed cost, which is less. The chairman of the National Milk Producers Federation testified in Washington last month that the...
  • Paul Ryan: Hillary Clinton's Strongest Supporter on Capitol Hill (primary is August 9th!)

    06/18/2016 6:31:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/16 | Jeff Crouere
    After Donald Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was not satisfied. He spent weeks withholding his official endorsement, while preaching the need for “unity.” After meeting with Trump a number of times, Ryan gave a very lukewarm endorsement of the businessman turned politician in his hometown newspaper. In an editorial for the Janesville Gazette, Ryan wrote that Trump would be able to work with Congress to “help improve people’s lives.” Soon thereafter, Ryan was stabbing Trump in the back, doing the bidding of the liberal media and Hillary Clinton. In fact, Ryan is being...
  • House rejects effort to ban illegal immigrants from military service

    06/16/2016 8:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    In a break from previous votes on the issue, the House on Thursday rejected two GOP proposals to prevent the Obama administration from enlisting young illegal immigrants to serve in the military. Lawmakers voted down two measures offered by immigration hard-liners Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) that would have prohibited the use of federal money to enlist young illegal immigrants who have been granted work permits under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. More than 30 Republicans with more centrist views on immigration joined all Democrats in opposing the two amendments offered to a...
  • Breaking: Wife of Orlando terrorist is now missing

    06/16/2016 12:39:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 197 replies
    RedStatewatcher ^ | 6/16/16 | ???
    At a Fort Pierce home owned by members of the Mateen family, Seddique Mateen — father of the Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen — said Omar's wife Noor Salman is "no longer here" and that she was no longer in the area. He would not say where she had gone.
  • Paul Ryan's "flexibility" (aka "betrayal") on gun control compromise

    06/16/2016 12:24:50 PM PDT · by Javeth · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | October 23, 2015 | Tim Macy
    As I warned you in a previous alert, Rep. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty (giving the franchise to millions of anti-gun voters), and he has a record of compromising gun rights. For example, Ryan voted for the Thompson-King amendment last year — an anti-gun amendment that would add an additional $19.5 million to pay states to turn in more names to the federal gun-ban (NICS) list. More names into the NICS system? You mean like adding more law-abiding veterans and senior citizens? These Americans have done nothing wrong, other than choosing to live in a country that wants to strip them...
  • BREAKING: Charge dismissed against pro-life investigator David Daleiden

    06/14/2016 1:54:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews.Com ^ | 6/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    Houston prosecutors have dropped one of two charges faced by pro-life investigator David Daleiden, stemming from his investigation of Planned Parenthood. County Court at Law Judge Diane Bull threw out a misdemeanor count of trafficking in human organs. “Judge Diane Bull’s swift dismissal of the bogus charge against CMP founder David Daleiden of trafficking human organs is the latest confirmation that the indictments from a runaway grand jury in Houston were a politically motivated sham all along,” the Center for Medical Progress said in a statement. “The dismissal of the first indictmen [on Monday] sends a strong message to Planned...
  • Reid accuses GOP senator of 'praying' for Obama's death

    06/10/2016 5:30:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/10/16 | Chad Pergram
    As if the 2016 cycle couldn’t get any uglier, a nasty war of words broke out Friday when Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid accused a Republican senator of “praying” for President Obama’s death. ADVERTISEMENT The allegations followed Georgia Sen. David Perdue’s remarks Friday to a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. “We are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our president,” Perdue said. “I think we should pray for Barack Obama.” He added, “We need to be very specific about how we pray. We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says. It says, 'Let...
  • Sitting Out the November Congressional Election

    06/08/2016 1:39:54 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 8th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Lest anyone jump to an erroneous conclusion, I’ll participate in the upcoming presidential election process and vote for Trump. Since Hillary is the sum of every corrupt quality, every character flaw that cannot be allowed in the Oval Office, nothing will keep me from supporting the opponent of this vile traitor. As a registered Republican I receive regular emails from GOP candidates standing for election to Florida’s second congressional district. The candidates appear to be honest men and women of conservative bent who oppose all things Obama. Ditto for the eventual Republican senatorial nominee. Anyone who promises to do his...
  • Congress backs bill to put chemicals under federal scrutiny

    06/07/2016 8:34:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2016 7:10 PM EDT
    Toxic chemicals used in everyday products such as household cleaners, clothing and furniture have been linked to serious illnesses, including cancer, infertility, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Under current law, only a small fraction of chemicals used in these products have been reviewed for safety. A bill that Congress sent President Barack Obama on Tuesday would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including formaldehyde, styrene and BPA, that have gone unregulated for decades. The bill would update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate new and existing chemicals against...
  • California lawmakers try to extend ObamaCare to illegal immigrants

    06/07/2016 5:08:57 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    KID News ^ | June 6, 2016 | KID News
    California is on the brink of becoming the first state in the nation to offer illegal immigrants the chance to buy insurance on an ObamaCare exchange — testing what’s being described as a "loophole" in the law. The Affordable Care Act technically bars illegal immigrants from the insurance exchanges. But the California bill, which last week passed the state legislature and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, would allow the state to apply for a federal waiver to open its exchange — Covered California — to undocumented residents.
  • Congress Should Not Use Defense Budget as Piggy Bank for Personal Priorities

    06/07/2016 9:21:19 AM PDT · by milton23
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/7/2016 | Justin Johnson
    The defense budget should be used to pay things that make our country more secure and help the men and women in uniform accomplish their mission. Unfortunately, some in Congress use this funding as a piggy bank for their own unrelated priorities. In fact, for the current fiscal year, Congress took almost $500 million from the defense budget to pay for non-military research projects. This is the wrong way for Congress to operate, and is particularly concerning given how seriously underfunded our military currently is. The U.S. military is in rough shape due to crushing budget cuts over the last...
  • Rep. Justin Amash Is Wrong on Transgender ‘Discrimination’ Policy

    06/07/2016 9:17:11 AM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/6/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Two weeks ago 42 Republicans voted to endorse President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. They did it by voting for the Maloney amendment, which affirmed Obama’s 2014 executive order barring “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in the private employment policies of federal contractors. Over the weekend, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., posted a characteristically thoughtful Facebook post defending his vote for the Maloney amendment. The overarching policy concern is whether the government should elevate “sexual orientation and gender identity” for special legal privileges, especially in terms of laws barring “discrimination.”
  • VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets

    06/05/2016 6:24:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Daily Caller News Foundation VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets Jonah Bennett National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed to a rule to remove the ban on transgender sex change surgery for veterans, which has existed since the 1990s. According to the proposed regulation, gender reassignment surgery wasn’t previously considered medically necessary for gender dysphoria, a condition transgender individuals claims makes them feel as though they were born in the wrong body and assigned the wrong gender.
  • Chilling Evidence Shows Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts: “How’s the Pancreas Forecast Today?”

    06/03/2016 2:57:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new batch of evidence from the Congressional panel investigating Planned Parenthood reveals some disturbing exchanges between the buyers and sellers of aborted baby body parts. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who chairs the Select Panel on Infant Lives, sent the evidence to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week along with a letter asking HHS to investigate possible violations by Planned Parenthood and the organ harvesting company StemExpress. The newly uncovered evidence points to multiple potential violations of federal laws based on emails between the companies, invoices, contracts for the aborted babies’ body parts and other documents. Some...
  • DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads of Illegal Aliens Away from Border

    06/03/2016 11:22:58 AM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 6/03/16 | Judical Watch
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents, Border Patrol sources tell Judicial Watch. The government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station where they went their separate way. Judicial Watch was present when one of the white vans carrying a group of OTMs arrived at the Phoenix Greyhound station on Buckeye Road
  • Where is the administration getting the money to fund these Obamacare programs?

    06/01/2016 3:55:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Congress is looking into the funding for several Obamacare programs for which no money has been directly appropriated. Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that the administration is unlawfully paying insurers who are required to reduce costs for poorer customers on Obamacare’s exchanges. But there are other Obamacare programs that the administration is running for which Congress has refused to fund. ... Subpoenas ignored or willfully unfulfilled, stonewalling witnesses, and lies, lies, lies. Sound familiar? "The most transparent administration in history" has a game plan when dealing with Congress and they play it out to the letter. They even...
  • Combating Zika

    06/01/2016 12:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Congressman Gus Bilirakis
    Summer is here. This means warmer, muggier months, especially in the Sunshine State. It means fun at the beach, swimming, grilling, and enjoying the outdoors. But it also means dealing with pesky mosquitos.This year in particular, these annoying bugs are a major concern. This year, we are faced with the Zika virus.Zika, in part, is still a mystery we’re gradually learning about. We’re gathering details about where this comes from, how it’s dangerous, and what we can do to prevent an outbreak.My district in Florida has seen at least 4 confirmed cases in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The Florida Department...
  • Huffington Post Removes Article Claiming Hillary Clinton Will be Indicted

    05/29/2016 6:31:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/29/16 | Patrick Howley
    The liberal publication Huffington Post removed an article on its website Sunday claiming that the FBI plans to pursue an indictment against Hillary Clinton on Federal Racketeering charges
  • Meet the Republican Traitors Who Sacrificed Women’s Privacy by Supporting Obama’s Transgender Edicts

    05/27/2016 6:09:43 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27, 2016 | Maggie Gallagher
    Will these social-conservative turncoats face real political consequences? I was up in the wee hours after midnight Thursday when Daniel Horowitz’s tweet crossed my radar: The GOP-controlled House had just voted in the dead of night to write into law Obama’s executive order banning federal contractors who “discriminate” against transgendered individuals. We all know now what that means: If you refuse to let anatomical males into your women’s dressing rooms, locker rooms, or bathrooms, you are just a bigoted hater, end of story. Just ask Representative Zoe Lofgren (D., Calif.), who descended, Trumplike, to insults when challenged by a witness....
  • Battle Over LGBT Amendment Threatens to Stall Entire Appropriations Process

    05/27/2016 7:37:57 AM PDT · by milton23 · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Philip Wegmann
    An LGBT measure derailed a $37.5 billion House energy and water spending bill and now threatens to bring the entire appropriations process to a grinding halt in the House. The amendment from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., would codify a 2014 executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Opponents characterize the Maloney amendment as a violation of conscience rights. They fear that the failed amendment could require federal contractors to provide special status to members of the LGBT community or lose their business with the federal government. With the support of...
  • "The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos." - U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

    05/26/2016 6:21:41 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 13 replies
    On January 13, 1947, U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall stated: "The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights... The time is come to hear about responsibilities... America's future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God's government."
  • Bill Would Require DNA Samples From Americans When Sponsoring Family Visas.

    05/26/2016 3:40:13 PM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 21 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 5/25/2016 | Murtaza Hussain
    A new immigration bill under consideration by the House Judiciary Committee would impose unprecedented restrictions on U.S. citizens seeking to sponsor the immigration of their family members, requiring that all parties submit to mandatory DNA testing as part of their visa applications. H.R. 5203, the Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016, would require that “a genetic test is conducted to confirm such biological relationship,” adding that “any such genetic test shall be conducted at the expense of the petitioner or applicant.”
  • In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes ['Rat corruption trial in Philly][

    05/26/2016 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
    For Fattah's failed bid in 2007 to become mayor of Philadelphia, Naylor said, he distributed $200,000 in cash on Election Day from a fund that now lies at the heart of the Justice Department's racketeering conspiracy case. Another top strategist on the campaign, Thomas Lindenfeld, already has testified that he took out a $1 million loan from then-Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord at Fattah's encouragement. Because the donation exceeded city campaign-contribution limits, the loan was made to Lindenfeld's Washington political consulting firm and did not appear on the congressman's campaign filings.
  • Ryan Says House Republicans Aim to End 'Executive Overreach'

    05/25/2016 5:28:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) unveiled what he called the Republicans“ “policy agenda” for 2017 on Wednesday, including a plan to regain the legislative power granted to Congress in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. “Article One,” Ryan said at a pen and pad briefing with reporters at the Capitol, “this is something that our members are very animated about because this has gotten out of control. This is about the separation of powers, about the Constitution, and wresting control away from decades of executive overreach and giving it back to Congress,” he said. Ryan noted that President Barack Obama...
  • Jepsen, Other AGs Ask Congress To Fund Gun Violence Studies

    05/25/2016 4:42:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 25,2016 | Russell Blair
    George Jepsen and 13 other state attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday asking them to direct funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the causes and prevention of gun-related injuries and death. "There is no time to waste," they wrote. "As the chief civil or criminal law enforcement officers of our respective states, we are charged with keeping our communities safe, and we need evidence-based strategies to combat the epidemic of gun violence that is ravaging our families and communities."
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • Obama Raided $500M for Zika to Finance UN’s Green Climate Fund

    05/23/2016 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | Sen. James Lankford
    Last week, the Senate passed legislation to address and prevent the spread of the Zika virus. However, the Senate failed to pay for it, and instead approved a $1.1 billion “emergency” spending supplemental bill that is not subject to the budgetary caps that were agreed to last year. (Snip) In March, President Obama gave the United Nations $500 million out of an account under bilateral economic assistance to fund the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund. Congress refused to allocate funding for the U.N. Climate Change Fund last year, so the president used this account designated for international infectious diseases to pay...
  • US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan

    05/20/2016 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Editorial
    US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan The US House of Representatives' decision to incorporate stringent requirements for the release of American aid to Pakistan, even in the face of opposition from the White House, is indicative of a gradual change of heart in Washington, DC, towards what was once its frontline ally in the war on terror. It comes days after the US Congress objected to the sale of American F-16s, which have little value in fighting insurgents but help Pakistan build parity with India. This is not to suggest that the US is anywhere close to changing its...
  • Dems Yell 'Shame!' As GOP Votes Against Gay Rights Bill

    05/20/2016 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) was enraged after his Republican colleagues defeated his amendment to uphold President Obama’s executive order that prohibits workplace discrimination against the LGBT community. Because seven Republicans decided to change their minds, his measure, which was tagged on to a spending bill, was defeated by a vote of 213-212. Democrats let the GOP know how upset they were, chanting “Shame! Shame!” on the House floor after the vote. Politico said the scene was one of “chaos.”Maloney, who is the first openly gay New York congressman, used some lofty language to describe how he felt. "The members who...
  • H.R.2822 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

    05/20/2016 5:04:47 AM PDT · by philman_36 · 9 replies
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d114:HR02822: ^ | 5-20-16 | U.S. House of Representatives
    A BILL Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, namely: Amendments... H.AMDT.592 (A062) Amends: H.R.2822 Sponsor: Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] (offered 7/7/2015) AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION: Amendment inserted...
  • Member Of Congress: “It’s Easy To Manipulate A Nation Of Naive Sheep”

    05/16/2016 3:38:08 PM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 23 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | May 16, 2016 | Staff Writers
    Member Of Congress: “It’s Easy To Manipulate A Nation Of Naive Sheep” You may not believe the incredible things that one member of Congress is saying about the corruption of our political system and the gullibility of the American people. In a brand new book entitled "The Confessions of Congressman X", one anonymous member of the U.S. House of Representatives confesses that he hardly ever reads the bills that he votes on, that his main job is to get reelected, and that it is "far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant...
  • Congress Should Put Workers’ Rights before Union Politics

    05/15/2016 6:33:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | James Setterlund
    Their signs may have read “united for students” but little about the recent teachers’ strikes in Chicago and Detroit public schools actually benefited the city’s children. That’s because teachers in both cities have staged “sickouts,” forcing schools to close and sending roughly 450,000 students into the streets of two of America’s most dangerous cities. At the helm of these protests are unions that use collective bargaining disputes to call on teachers to leave the classroom and block traffic during rush hour. These strikes are just the latest example of how unions can manipulate workers and taxpayers to advance their own...
  • Trump Picks Up Endorsements Of Nine House Chairmen

    05/14/2016 6:45:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 13, 2016
    Nine GOP committee chairmen lined up behind presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump Friday, just a day after the billionaire businessmen met with key party leaders on Capitol Hill. In a statement released announcing the endorsement, the chairmen said that it was important for Republicans to unite around Trump since America cannot deal with another Democrat in the White House nor can Republicans to lose their hold on Congress. “Any other outcome is a danger to economic growth, puts our national security in peril, enshrines ObamaCare as the law of the land, entraps Americans in a cycle of poverty and dependence,...
  • Combating the Opioid Epidemic

    05/14/2016 7:52:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Congressman Fred Upton
    Nearly every 12 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies of a drug overdose. People in communities across America are abusing both prescription pain killers and heroin. It is an epidemic. No one is immune; it is a sad reality that is playing out across the country, including in my own district in Southwest Michigan. There were 13 suspected overdoses in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the first quarter of 2013, up from 9 in the first quarter of 2012. Behind these numbers are real folks, and their families, suffering. In 2008, we lost Amy Bousfield, an 18 year-old graduate of Portage Central...
  • House panel issues subpoenas in probe of late-term abortionist

    05/14/2016 4:34:12 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/16 | Kelly Cohen
    The House Committee on Energy and Commerce will use its Select Investigative Panel to investigate late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart. Public reports show at least almost half-a-dozen women have been hospitalized since December while seeking an abortion at his Germantown, Md., abortion clinic. The clinic is one of the few in the country that performs abortions during the third trimester. "Reports regarding the Germantown clinic are deeply troubling, both for the sake of babies whose lives are ended so close to — and possibly even after — birth and for the sake of the women who have been rushed from that...
  • Bill would block DC government from spending its own money

    05/13/2016 8:35:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 5:42 PM EDT
    A Republican congressman has introduced legislation that would block the District of Columbia government from spending its local tax dollars without approval by Congress. Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican who is chairman of the subcommittee on government operations, introduced the bill Thursday, according to a copy of the legislation. It seeks to clarify the requirement that the District submit its local budget to Congress, as it has during more than 40 years of self-rule. …
  • Hundreds of US-Bound Illegal AFRICANS At Panama Border

    05/13/2016 4:36:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    DennisMichaelLynch.com ^ | 5/15/16 | Team DML
    See UNBELIEVABLE VIDEO below of Cubans and Africans in an uprising, because Costa Rica won’t let them through to come to the US. Panama and Costa Rican Officials have a MESS on their hands with illegal aliens from everywhere trying to get across their borders, all headed for the USA. A recent report from the Center For Immigration Studies states “the Costa Rican authorities have reported the presence of people of 14 different nationalities at that border.” The whole world has heard that America’s borders are open, and they are coming. In addition to the thousands of Cubans (who the...
  • Federal court to Obama: You can’t spend money on ObamaCare if Congress didn’t allocate

    05/13/2016 9:01:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Federal court to Obama: Sorry, champ, you can't spend money on ObamaCare if Congress didn't allocate it It seemed an astoundly obvious case. The power of the purse belongs to Congress, and the executive branch can’t just spend money if Congress never passed a bill allocating the money. But ths is the presidency of Barack Obama, where things like the Constitution and balances of power are mere puzzles to be solved by a power-crazed executive. Remember, this is the guy who regularly declares, “If Congress won’t act, I will!” No, champ. If Congress won’t act, you can’t. That’s how the...