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  • New York joins campaign to end Electoral College role in presidential elections

    04/18/2014 12:11:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:45 AM | Glenn Blain
    New York has joined the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College’s role in determining winners of presidential elections. Under the National Popular Vote Compact, which Gov. Cuomo signed off on Tuesday, the state has agreed to award its electoral college votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote. Currently New York’s electoral colleges votes go to the winner of the state’s popular vote. …
  • The Tea Party Radio Network

    04/17/2014 10:48:08 PM PDT · by scott55 · 2 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | 4/17/14 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Glenn Beck worked the crowd like a preacher at a rally this month in Louisville, Ky., declaring that God had responded to conservatives’ prayers by sending a slate of tea party candidates to wrest control of the Republican Party from Mitch McConnell. But there was a more earthly benefit to the arrangement that brought Beck to the rally. It was organized by the tea party nonprofit group FreedomWorks, which had endorsed the candidates — and which has paid more than $6 million in recent years to have Beck promote the group, its initiatives and events. ..............
  • Rep. Matt Shea travels to Nevada to support defiant rancher

    04/17/2014 8:28:37 PM PDT · by MarMema · 12 replies
    Spokesman Review ^ | 4-17-14 | Jim Camden
    Spokane Valley state legislator Matt Shea traveled to Nevada last weekend to support defiant rancher Cliven Bundy’s stand that he doesn’t have to pay grazing fees on federal land. Shea is among a small coalition of legislators from Western states calling for federal lands to be handed over to states. The Nevada episode led to a standoff between Bundy and a large group of armed protesters against agents with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The agents had arrived to enforce a federal judge’s order to remove Bundy’s cattle from the land, but left and deflated the volatile scene. Shea...
  • Conservatives encouraging presidential bid by surgeon outraise rivals

    04/17/2014 8:13:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Andy Sullivan
    If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. A group encouraging retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for president raised $2.4 million in the first three months of this year, more than the group backing Hillary Clinton or those affiliated with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and other potential candidates, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Carson, 62, has emerged as a prominent African-American conservative commentator. He appears regularly on Fox News and writes a weekly column for the conservative Washington Times newspaper. Carson's...
  • Did You Know... "I will not be intimidated" [Email from linda graham]

    04/17/2014 7:06:16 PM PDT · by upchuck · 4 replies
    email | April 17, 2014 | "Team Graham"
    Senator Graham aggressively fought President Obama's union appointees at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) when they filed a frivolous complaint against Boeing's decision to build a production facility in South Carolina. The labor unions were so upset about Lindsey's efforts they retaliated by filing a baseless ethics charge. Lindsey's response: "I will not be intimidated." He refused to back down, the ethics charge was dismissed, and Boeing prevailed - saving thousands of South Carolina jobs. Lindsey has introduced legislation to restrict the NLRB's authority and prohibit the NLRB from having a say in where American companies can do business....
  • Sen. Reid calls supporters of Nevada rancher Bundy 'domestic terrorists'

    04/17/2014 5:42:50 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4/17/2014
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he believes the supporters who rallied around Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in his fight against the federal government are “domestic terrorists” and Bundy does not respect his country. The Las Vegas Journal-Review reported that Reid, D-Nev., made the comments at an event Thursday hosted by the paper called “Hashtags & Headlines.” Federal land managers backed down in a weekend standoff with Bundy after hundreds of states' rights protesters, including armed militia members, showed up to protest federal officials seizing his cattle. Some protesters had their guns drawn and pointed toward law enforcement, some of...
  • Fox News Poll: 49 percent think White House had IRS target conservatives

    04/17/2014 4:42:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Dana Blanton
    Nearly half of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter. The latest Fox News poll also finds 69 percent don’t feel President Obama has followed through on his vow to “find out exactly what happened on this.” By a 49-41 percent margin, voters believe the Obama administration “intentionally had the IRS target conservative political groups.” That includes 26 percent of Democrats, 52 percent of independents and 71 percent of Republicans. Overall, 72 percent of voters disagree with the president when he says there...
  • Emails Show Corruption At Heart Of Administration

    04/17/2014 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    New emails show that both the IRS and Justice Department were involved in a probe of Tea Party and other conservative groups. This is no mere scandal — it's a major breach of the law. President Obama told Fox News in February that there wasn't "even a smidgen of corruption" in what the IRS did. The corruption is there, Mr. President, and it demands a prosecution. The only remaining question is whether the rot extends to your office, too.
  • Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt on Immigration Detainers

    04/17/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation. The rulings make it clear that local officials are not required to honor immigration authorities' requests that someone in custody continue to be held even though their original charges were resolved or they are eligible for bail, and that local...
  • Mark Warner touts bipartisan bona fides

    04/17/2014 3:49:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    WAKEFIELD, VA. — Few members of Sen. Mark Warner's (D-Va.) party could headline an event in rural Virginia where National Rifle Association stickers were in popular demand and two separate confederate groups had booths set up. But Warner, who faces a competitive reelection race this year because of a challenge from former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, isn't like most Democrats. The former governor received a warm reception from the crowd attending the Shad Planking, Virginia’s biggest annual political event, even when he gently ribbed those in attendance. “Looking at this crowd, I realize I am here as an...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 17, 2014

    04/17/2014 2:37:49 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 17, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Cummings Denies Conspiring With IRS To Target Conservative Groups

    04/17/2014 2:26:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    WJZ - CBS-Baltimore ^ | 4-16-2014 | Derek Valcourt
    Cummings Denies Conspiring With IRS To Target Conservative Groups April 16, 2014 11:40 PM Derek ValcourtBALTIMORE (WJZ)—A cable news channel sets a critical eye on a popular Maryland Democrat. Congressman Elijah Cummings is taking heat from Fox News over allegations he helped the IRS to target conservative groups.Derek Valcourt talks to the congressman about those allegations.Congressman Cummings isn’t talking to Fox News about those allegations, but he did sit down to talk to WJZ.Cummings is known even to allies as a tough political fighter.“You remember the old movie with Rocky when he’s telling Rocky ‘Keep your left up, keep you...
  • Richard Cash a Viable Challenger to Lindsey Graham

    04/17/2014 1:57:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    GREENVILLE, S.C., April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ – Amidst a crowded field of challengers, The State newspaper reported that Richard Cash leads all challengers to incumbent Lindsey Graham in cash on hand. As of March 31, 2014, Cash reported $464,056 on hand, followed by Det Bowers ($384,248), Bill Connor ($314,529), Nancy Mace ($223,000), Lee Bright ($78,557), and Benjamin Dunn ($10,000). Cash also led all challengers in the report at the end of 2013. In addition to cash on hand, Cash has also demonstrated strong grassroots support. Cash said, "I have the most signs up around the state and as far...
  • F. Reid Buckley, Novelist and Columnist, Dies at 83

    04/17/2014 12:27:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Paul Vitello
    F. Reid Buckley, a novelist, columnist, founder of a school of public speaking and, in family lore, the most literary of Aloise and William F. Buckley Sr.'s 10 children, including former Senator James L. Buckley and the conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr., died on Monday in hospice care in Columbia, S.C. He was 83. The cause was cancer, his son William Huntting Buckley said. Mr. Buckley had lived in Camden, S.C., since the early 1970s. He was often mistaken for his brother William, the founder of the conservative magazine National Review. The brothers not only looked alike. They also...
  • Obama faces cold audience in Pennsylvania [VIDEO]

    04/17/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama ventured Wednesday to a mostly blue-collar region of the United States and tried to engage an audience that was cold to him. The 15 community college students who were picked to stand immediately behind the president, and in view of the TV cameras, mostly stood stone-faced through his speech. At the end, when the president walked back from the podium to smile and wave at the roughly 60 people in the bleachers 20 feet behind him, he faced a unfriendly wall of faces. The White House video of the bleacher’s front rank shows three men with their...
  • Media Matters for America is resisting SEIU's effort to unionize its staff

    04/17/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 17, 2014 2:36 PM | Sean Higgins
    Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff. Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA’s staff through a Card Check election. […] MMFA has regularly presented itself as a supporter of organized labor. It has argued that “economists point to declining union participation as one cause of the growing economic rift in America” and claimed it was a fact that “unions increase productivity [and] do...
  • GOP stars steer clear of Nevada ranch fight

    04/17/2014 11:58:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/2014 | Timothy Cama
    GOP presidential hopefuls are largely steering clear of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight with the federal government. The showdown, which left armed militia members and feds staring each other down last week, has captivated talk radio and cable news shows, turning Bundy into a conservative cause célčbre. Yet Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate, are the only big-name Republicans to have spoken out on the dispute so far. Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been silent, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have also not...
  • Academic Dishonors

    04/17/2014 11:41:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Cliff May
    Remember when colleges prided themselves on the diligence and depth of their research? Frederick Lawrence, president of Brandeis University, apparently does not. He offered an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Then, at the last minute, he rescinded the offer because, he claims, he became aware of “past statements” by her “inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.” Hey Scholar-in-Chief, ever hear of Google? Ms. Hirsi Ali, of course, is an intrepid women’s rights advocate who has focused on Muslim women, raising questions, as she has phrased it, on “the role of Islam in legitimizing” female genital mutilation, “honor killings,” forced...
  • Mention of Mass Stabbing Curiously Missing From Obama's Pennsylvania Speech

    04/17/2014 11:29:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday President Obama gave a speech in Oakdale, Pennsylvania with Vice President Joe Biden about skill training. Last week, just thirty miles away in Murrysville, a student went on a mass stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional High School. Twenty people were severely injured in the incident, making it one of the worst mass stabbing events in U.S. history. But despite being close to the scene of the tragic and horrifying event, Obama failed to mention the incident during his nearly 30 minute long remarks. I have a feeling if there had been a recent tragedy that involved a gun at...
  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/17/2014 9:35:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet. Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center , was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who “falsely” report on IRS forms that...
  • NRA vs. Michael Bloomberg Smackdown!

    04/17/2014 9:20:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | April 16, 2014 | Robert VerBruggen
    The former New York City mayor is dedicating himself to a new group that will organize voters who support gun control; called Everytown for Gun Safety, it will subsume his existing groups (Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense), and it will focus specifically on expanding background checks. His previous approach was to fund ad campaigns in races where gun control was an issue. Here's how he matches up with his arch-rival. Money Bloomberg says he'll be putting at least $50 million into the project this year -- and according to the New York Times, he...
  • Don't Ask Rand Paul Why He's Supporting Mitch McConnell

    04/17/2014 9:12:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Sahil Kapur
    Don't ask Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) why he's supporting Mitch McConnell for reelection. He doesn't want to talk about it. At least publicly. While crisscrossing Kentucky during Congress's two-week recess, Paul visited a community forum in Edmonton on Wednesday to speak to constituents, where he was reportedly asked why he endorsed the Senate Republican leader. The Glasgow Daily Times described what happened next: One constituent asked him why he came out in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville. Paul declined to answer the question publicly, saying he would speak with her in private and explain his reason for supporting the...
  • A Pro-Gun Group Stole Bloomberg’s Gun Safety Group’s Name On Facebook

    04/17/2014 8:52:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 4/16/2014 | Gideon Resnick
    Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a $50 million gun-control campaign called “Everytown for Gun Safety.” But a pro-gun group took the name for its Facebook page.
  • 40 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Barack Hussein Obama On Islam And Christianity

    04/17/2014 8:43:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    When someone shows you who they are, believe themSince 2009, NOW THE END BEGINS has brought you story after story in detailed accounts of exactly how Obama feels about Islam, and how he views Christianity and the Bible. So today, in light of recent events in Washington, we feel it important that you know exactly where your president stands in regards to his faith and his god. Below are 20 quotes he has made about Islam, and 20 quotes he has made about Christianity. Nothing edited or mashed up, just exactly in the context he originally spoke them in with...
  • Will a republican revolt unseat frontrunner Mike Rounds? (SD Senate)

    04/17/2014 8:41:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    kotatv.com ^ | 4/16/14 | David Johnson
    South Dakota has always been a red state. And with the republican primary coming up in June, voters are starting to take a closer look at the candidates for the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Senator Tim Johnson. If fundraising is any indication, former governor Mike Rounds is the clear front runner. But his fellow primary candidates are questioning his conservative values. That's why Gordon Howie said he jumped into the race as an independent. "I entered the race because I was approached by a group of people who said, look, if you're not in this thing, conservatives...
  • Video: Old recording reveals GOP governor questioned policy, used salty language

    04/17/2014 8:38:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “So many people thought they knew the governor,” Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll told KOAT in Albuquerque, “and then went on to govern in a different way.” Er, she did? Susana Martinez has a 52% approval rating in New Mexico, according to PPP, and her re-elect polling has her with double-digit leads, according to RCP. Mother Jones wants to change all that by suggesting that Martinez is the next Sarah Palin, only with an extended vocabulary:
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,Mark Steyn,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 17,2014

    04/17/2014 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Re: Bundy Standoff - Write your Congressional Delegation

    04/17/2014 7:59:22 AM PDT · by Westbrook · 29 replies
    Vanity | April 17, 2014 | Westbrook
    Following is a letter I wrote to my congressional delegation. Feel free to use it to do the same. Hon. Sen. ----- 1. Heavily Armed, Militarized Federal Agencies I hope that you are aware of the standoff between heavily armed agents and contractors of the Federal Bureau of Land Management and the rancher Cliven Bundy and his family in Bunkerville, NV. This confrontation came very close to being another Waco. There are some that would say that it came close to starting another civil war. There is absolutely no need for Bureau of Land Management, Park Rangers, Fish & Game,...
  • New emails show IRS coordinated Tea Party targeting with DOJ, FEC and liberal political activists

    04/17/2014 7:57:37 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4-17-2014 | Mark Tapscott
    OPINION: MORNING EXAMINER New emails show IRS coordinated Tea Party targeting with Justice Department, FEC and liberal political activists BY MARK TAPSCOTT | APRIL 17, 2014 AT 9:10 AM Congressional and media attention in the IRS scandal thus far has focused mainly on the federal tax agency and its former exempt organizations director, Lois Lerner. But Judicial Watch, the non-profit government watchdog, has obtained email correspondence between Lerner and key U.S. Department of Justice officials about criminal prosecution of conservative and Tea Party nonprofits illegally targeted for harassment. That would be the same Justice Department run by Attorney General Eric...
  • Eric Cantor Torches Immigration Reform After Call With Obama

    04/17/2014 7:53:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Sahil Kapur
    On Wednesday, Eric Cantor strongly suggested immigration reform won't come up in the House of Representatives after he received a phone call from President Barack Obama. "House Republicans do not support Senate Democrats' immigration bill and amnesty efforts, and it will not be considered in the House," the Republican majority leader said in a statement after the call. He accused the president of engaging in "partisan messaging" and offered no indication that the House intends to act on the issue. His full statement is below. "Today, President Obama called me to discuss his desire for comprehensive immigration reform. The President...
  • Rand Paul clarifies: No containment on Iran

    04/17/2014 7:40:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 16 at 1:29 pm | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is out with another clarification of his foreign policy positions, saying unequivocally in a Washington Post op-ed that he is against a strategy of containment when it comes to Iran.Asked Sunday about his 2012 vote against a bill that would have prevented a policy of containment -- that is, allowing Iran to have nuclear weapons or nuclear weapons programs but keeping tabs on them -- Paul said all options should be left on the table. (Paul was the lone vote against the legislation.)That led some to say that the potential 2016 presidential candidate was open to...
  • Graphic Bloomberg Gun Control Ad Features a Girl Shooting Her Brother

    04/17/2014 7:29:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new gun control group has launched a new YouTube ad for gun control featuring a girl shooting her brother during a game of hide and seek. “Warning: Some may find this video disturbing,” a notice on the video released by Bloomberg’s reorganized anti-gun group “Everytown for Gun Safety” reads. The video includes a 10 second countdown suggesting to the viewer that they can stop the shooting if they click an ad that takes them to a signup page. “We can stop accidental shootings from stealing the lives of our kids,” the message on the page reads....
  • Why not Gov. Mike Pence in 2016?

    04/17/2014 7:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    If you’re wondering why this otherwise prosaic Bloomberg piece about Pence’s national future begins with a mention of the Koch brothers, it’s probably because the guy who wrote it worked for Paul Sarbanes and, briefly, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz before resuming his career as an impartial reporter.But never mind that. Is Pence the dark horse? “I have no doubt that he would make a great president,” said Steven Chancellor, the chief executive officer of Evansville, Indiana-based American Patriot Group, the parent of a company that makes ready-to-eat rations for the Pentagon. “He certainly distinguished himself in the House” and is “off...
  • Rand Paul: Let’s get this straight — I’m not for containing Iran

    04/17/2014 7:15:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    A new op-ed prompted by his interview with ABC over the weekend, which generated headlines like, “Rand Paul: Don’t dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran.”He’s not for containment, he now says, but nor is he irrevocably against it. What he’s for is strategic ambiguity, not telegraphing your intentions towards a bad actor lest you inadvertently limit your options later. Does America have any recent experience with that? I am not for containment in Iran. Let me repeat that, since no one seems to be listening closely: I am unequivocally not for containing Iran.I am also not for announcing that the...
  • Cliven Bundy and 'Civil Disobedience': He might not have a legal case, but does he have a moral one?

    04/17/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2014 | Rick Moran
    For more than 160 years, Henry David Thoreau's essay on Civil Disobedience has inspired Americans to "make known what kind of government would command his respect" so that we could live under that government in good conscience. Ultimately, in a free society, that's all we have that is truly our own; our conscience. Following its dictates, says Thoreau, is the only rational way to live your life and be true to oneself. It had been years since I read Civil Disobedience and I was surpised by how Cliven Bundy's words echoed many of the theses in the essay. Legal experts...
  • Kirk reverses, will campaign for Oberweis against Durbin

    04/17/2014 6:03:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said Tuesday he will in fact campaign for Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, despite earlier refusing because of his relationship with incumbent Sen. Dick Durbin (D). “I will be campaigning for Jim Oberweis,” Kirk told the Illinois Radio Network. Kirk said at the end of March that he would not be campaigning for the Illinois state senator challenging Durbin, who is seeking his fourth term. “I’m going to be protecting my relationship with Dick and not launching into a partisan jihad that hurts our partnership to both pull together for Illinois,” he said then. Kirk and...
  • Milton Wolf Receives Massive Gift From Washington DC

    04/17/2014 5:37:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    What a Godsend. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas is being challenged by Dr. Milton Wolf, and today, Wolf received a huge gift from Washington DC. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Campaigns For Obama In MichiganThe Drudge Report linked to an article in the New York Times that Kathleen Sebelius might consider running for Senate from Kansas after resigning from the Obama administration. “Ms. Sebelius is considering entreaties from Democrats who want her to run against that old friend, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas. Several Democrats said this week that Ms. Sebelius had been mentioned with growing frequency as someone who...
  • Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Oklahoma Special GOP Senate Primary

    04/17/2014 5:29:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Elliot Jager
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma's GOP senate primary, The Hill reported. Shannon is a former state House Speaker. This was the first primary endorsement made by Cruz, who has a strong following among tea party-aligned Republicans. The endorsement allows him to honor his pledge not to back insurgents in primaries involving Senate GOP colleagues, The Washington Post reported. Shannon is in an open primary. A special election in November will fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn two years before his term ends in 2016. Cruz plans to attend...
  • Landrieu faces her toughest political storm to stay in Senate

    04/17/2014 5:27:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Halimah Abdullah
    Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is in the middle of a storm. She is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Gulf Coast Democrat's vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state. On the left, she is trying to avoid being pulled down by the undertow of a president whose decline in approval ratings and controversial health care reform law might not play well with her state's conservative sensibilities. She's been buffeted by rough re-election fights before, and in previous successful bids for the state legislature, state treasurer's office and eventually two runoffs...
  • The IRS Scandal Blows Wide Open

    04/17/2014 4:09:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    A bombshell revelation has brought the IRS scandal to a new level. Judicial Watch has released internal IRS communications revealing that former Tax Exempt Organizations director Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding whether it was possible to criminally prosecute tax-exempt groups she believed had “lied” about their political activity. Judicial Watch obtained the documents by successfully filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the IRS in October 2013, following the agency’s stonewall of four FOIA requests dating back to the previous May. Contained in those documents is an email exchange between Lerner...
  • Lerner Wanted DOJ to Prosecute Tea Party

    04/16/2014 11:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Katie Pavlich at Town Hall.com: "According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for 'lying' about political activity." So Eric Holder and Lois Lerner not only are liars, they're in cahoots. Lois Lerner was asking the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute people like Catherine Engelbrecht. This woman, this Lerner, this is a witch. This is a...
  • The Donald Donates to Cruz: The real estate mogul doles out cash to the fiery Texan

    04/16/2014 8:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 16, 2014 | David Catanese
    Donald Trump is showing his cards in the early 2016 sweepstakes – and he's betting on Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The New York real estate mogul donated $5,000 to the Texas senator's leadership PAC during the first quarter, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. Cruz's PAC, called the Jobs, Growth & Freedom Fund, took in far fewer receipts than the PACs of his potential White House rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. It took in only about $23,000 in contributions and then added approximately another $120,000 in transfers from other committees and rebates. Comparatively,...
  • The IRS Scandal's Smoking Gun?

    04/16/2014 7:50:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 4-16-2014 | Peter Roff
    April 16, 2014 The IRS Scandal's Smoking Gun? A suspicious email could confirm Lois Lerner's culpability in recent IRS abuses. Peter Roff The so-called “smoking gun” proving the Internal Revenue Service played politics with conservative groups seeking official non-profit, social welfare status over the last several years may finally have been found. In a rash of documents provided under the Freedom of Information Act to Judicial Watch, a non-partisan public interest law group, is an April 2013 email written by David Fish, acting manager of IRS Exempt Organizations Technical Guidance and Quality Assurance and sent to, among others, former IRS...
  • Bloomberg's New Campaign: More Gun Control Needed for Gun-Owning Parents

    04/16/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 16, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 16th – the same day Michael Bloomberg told NBC's Today show that his gun control push "isn't gun control" – he released a new ad targeting parents who have kids in the home yet own guns. The ad is an emotional appeal aimed at building support for new gun control restrictions on gun owners with kids in the home, specifically focused on having guns in the home locked up. In the ad, a young girl and her brother play hide and seek. The girl hides in her parents' closet and finds a pistol that the parents kept in...
  • Ron Paul: Rand Will Get Hit with Disadvantages in Presidential Bid for Being My Son

    04/16/2014 7:43:00 PM PDT · by This Just In · 59 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World" with Neil Cavuto former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discussed the IRS targeting his organization when Cavuto asked, "Well, i don't want to be cynical Congressman, do you think any of this might have a thing or two to do with your son possibly running for president? "
  • Babies Just 15 Months Old Show Racial Bias When Picking Playmates

    04/16/2014 7:29:51 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 25 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4/16/14
    Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the...
  • Shannon touts Cruz endorsement in US Senate race

    04/16/2014 6:59:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    KTUL.com ^ | Apr 16, 2014 12:57 PM PDT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Shannon's race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.Shannon campaign consultant Trebor Worthen told The Associated Press Wednesday that Cruz has endorsed Shannon and is set to appear at a rally in Tulsa along with former Alaska Gov. and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.Palin and Lee endorsed Shannon previously.
  • Ted Cruz endorses T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma

    04/16/2014 6:34:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | BURGESS EVERETT
    Ted Cruz waded into a contested open-seat primary in Oklahoma on Wednesday, endorsing former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon over Rep. James Lankford. Though Cruz has shied away from endorsing Republican Senate incumbents locked in contested primaries, the Texas Republican had no qualms backing Shannon, who is increasingly drawing support from the Republican Party’s right flank in his bid to take the seat of retiring Sen. Tom Coburn.
  • Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    04/16/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/15/14
    SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island. “The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint and fortunately a teacher immediately confiscated the flag and took the students out of the gym,” Cregan said. The...
  • Lunch with Karl Rove, for $5

    04/16/2014 6:18:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | Dylan Byers
    You've seen him on Fox News or read his seasoned opinions in The Wall Street Journal. He's one of the most prominent GOP strategists and a powerful voice for conservatives across the country.