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  • Notes from Senator Cruz’s Office: Thinking the Unthinkable

    10/08/2015 7:16:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 8, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    “Maybe World War III has started already,” said Paul Teller, Ted Cruz’s chief of staff. We were sitting in the senator’s office under the ten foot wide modernist portrait of Reagan at the Berlin Wall that dominates the room. ”We always thought it would be nuclear weapons but…” He shrugged, a quizzical look on his face, as if he himself were surprised at what he had just said. But I knew where he was coming from. Who wouldn’t? The Middle East was in flames, the whole complexion of Europe changing, and America had turned tail. And we didn’t even know...
  • Obama weighs expanding background checks through executive authority

    10/08/2015 7:08:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies
    Washington post ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | By Juliet Eilperin
    In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. Snip The proposed executive action aims to impose background checks on individuals who buy from dealers who sell a significant number of guns each year. The current federal statute dictates that those who are “engaged in the business” of dealing firearms need to obtain a federal license — and, therefore, conduct background checks — but exempts anyone “who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of...
  • Ted Cruz, evil genius: How he’s wreaking havoc & positioning himself as the GOP dark horse

    10/08/2015 5:43:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | October 8, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    Cruz is jockeying to win Trump & Carson backers when they crash. Even if he fails, his influence will be inordinate.After several months of political shock and awe, the contours of the coming GOP primary race are starting to come a little bit into focus. We have a Florida smackdown between Jeb! and Marco! as the establishment choices and the two frontrunners, Carson and Trump, will continue to one-up each other daily with obnoxious, indecent and mind-bogglingly ignorant statements until, it is assumed, even their yahoo followers will decide that they’ve gone too far. Whether that’s going to actually happen...
  • Cruz: 'Volcanic frustration' burned Boehner, McCarthy

    10/08/2015 5:14:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Thursday that the House's splintering GOP leadership is feeling the “volcanic frustration” of everyday Americans. “I think the reason we are seeing a change in leadership in the House is the American people are fed up,” the presidential candidate told host Jeff Kuhner on “The Kuhner Report” in Boston. “When Speaker [John] Boehner stepped down, it wasn’t simply because he wanted to do something else,” Cruz said of the Ohio Republican, who announced his resignation last month. “It was because the volcanic frustration with Washington had spilled over to a point because we’re sick...
  • Lesson from McCarthy: The Era of Inevitability is Over (Conservatives 2, Establishment 0.)

    10/08/2015 5:05:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Conservatives 2, Establishment 0. When Mark Meadows introduced the resolution to depose John Boehner in July, the political world scoffed at him, noting that Boehner would inevitably fight-off any attempt to unseat him. This was an “ill-conceived” effort. When Boehner’s inevitability turned into his demise a few weeks ago, we were told that Kevin McCarthy – the next political hack in line – would inevitably be the next Speaker. All resistance is futile. Even as recently as yesterday in Politico, establishment GOP members were taking shots at conservatives, acting as if they still held all the cards. Rep. Adam Kinzinger...
  • The campaign to draft Paul Ryan as House speaker (desperate Establishment!)

    10/08/2015 5:00:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Dana Bash, Tal Kopan, Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju,
    Rep. Paul Ryan has repeatedly indicated he is not running for speaker of the House, even as heavy hitters — including retiring Speaker John Boehner -- urge him to reconsider. But Thursday night, it looks like Ryan may be changing his tune. Speaking to a gaggle of reporters for three-and-a-half minutes, Ryan repeatedly refused to rule out a run, repeating over and over: "I've got no news for you." The reason for the questions: Ryan's repeated previous denials haven't dissuaded anyone from asking him about the top job. As the shock of Kevin McCarthy's decision not to seek the top...
  • Welcome to the tea party revolution

    10/08/2015 4:57:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Tara Setmayer
    It looks like the revolution will be televised, after all. The tea party revolution, that is. First Eric Cantor, then John Boehner, now Kevin McCarthy. What do they all have in common? They have all succumbed to the storm of conservatives angry at a party leadership they felt was betraying its base. It began during the 2014 midterms, when then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary race to a tea party-backed candidate who highlighted Cantor's leadership failings, particularly on immigration. One down. Then, earlier this month, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly decided he was calling it quits for the...
  • Betrayal: Will The GOP Establishment Use Democrats to Elect a New Speaker?

    10/08/2015 4:51:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Ben Shapiro
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) surprise Thursday announcement that he would withdraw from the race to replace Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House has thrown the race into turmoil. Pundits have suggested names ranging from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to the omnipresent Mitt Romney as replacements. Robert Costa of the Washington Post reports that according to Rep. Peter King (R-NY), “members are crying in cloakroom, unable to handle the unrest and confusion.” But that unrest is hardly as frightening as a potential catastrophic measure reported by Bloomberg Politics reporter Sahil Kapur: Sahil Kapur ‎@sahilkapur Rep. Charlie...
  • Trampling the natural right to self-defense (Hillary)

    10/08/2015 4:46:56 PM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-07-2015 | Andrew Napolitano
    While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Rodham Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg, Ore. Looking to change the subject away from her emails, Mrs. Clinton was quick to pounce. She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the four American deaths in Benghazi now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young adults in Newtown, Conn., and...
  • McCarthy Was Forced to Drop Out Because Conservatives Are Fed Up With Establishment Leadership

    10/08/2015 4:46:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Genevieve Wood
    What difference can around 40 votes make? In the case of who will be the next speaker of the House of Representatives, it turns out, quite a big one. When the House Freedom Caucus, which consists of around 40 House members, announced Wednesday that it would support Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., that meant the frontrunner, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., would likely fall short of the 218 votes he needed in the full House vote, which had been scheduled for later this month. So, while 40 votes, give or take, isn’t enough to make someone the next speaker of the House,...
  • Shep Smith: Freedom Caucus "Demands" Washington Grind To Halt, Wants "Disarray"

    10/08/2015 3:32:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    The Fox News Channel’s “Shepard Smith Reporting” host Shepard Smith argued the Freedom Caucus “demands” Washington grind to a halt and wants “disarray” while discussing House Majority Leader Representative Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pulling out of the race to become House speaker on Wednesday.
  • Students React to Possibility of Allowing Guns on Campus

    10/08/2015 3:26:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/7 | Marissa Bagg
    The heinous violence that unraveled at a community college in Oregon last week is fresh on students' minds at Miami Dade College. Students are more uneasy to learn lawmakers in Tallahassee are considering a bill to allow guns on Florida school campuses. "It makes me anxious and unsafe to know anybody could be carrying a gun. We're all human and capable of having a bad day," said Shaloma Gutierrez, MDC student. "I feel it'd be more provocative for violence. I don't agree and I hope it changes and it just doesn't pass," said Sydne Garcia, MDC student. Those students mirror...
  • Why are Intergalactic Background Checks the Gun Grabber’s Holly Grail?

    10/08/2015 3:22:19 PM PDT · by Torcert · 24 replies
    Oct 8 2015 | N/A
    Proviso – for those who know the answer right off the bat this is entirely obvious. But there are new people to the fight for our God-given and Constitutionally affirmed Civil-Rights just entering the fray and so this is for them. So why does the #nationalSocialistLeft obsess over this issue. It wouldn’t of helped in many recent shootings so it’s a pointless exercise if it is supposed to ‘solve’ this problem. So why do the gun gabbers keep circling back to carp on this talking point ad nauseam? It’s simple to understand if one just works backward from the gun...
  • Cruz Cosponsors Bill to Withhold Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities

    10/08/2015 3:12:28 PM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with several other senators, helped introduce the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act this week as a means to crack down on illegal immigration. “In light of the threat criminal aliens pose to the safety and security of our communities, we can no longer allow states and municipalities to take federal taxpayer money while turning a blind eye to the illegal aliens in their midst,” Cruz said in a statement.  Earlier this year, Cruz introduced Kate’s Law to bring attention to the tragic case of Kate Steinle. Steinle was shot and killed in July...
  • The Second Amendment Is One Supreme Court Justice from Repeal

    10/08/2015 2:15:49 PM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | David French
    In August, my colleague Charlie Cooke wrote an epic rant daring the Left to stop talking about repealing the Second Amendment and start doing it. Introduce the repeal to Congress, work it through the states, and tell the American people what you want to do — take from them a fundamental, enumerated right from the Bill of Rights. As Charlie eloquently outlines, repealing the Second Amendment is an impossible task. Even worse for the Left, it’s political suicide. But if the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges teaches us anything, it’s that the age of judicial supremacy means that...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 8,2015

    10/08/2015 1:58:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 8, 2015 | 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 Tyranny Welcome 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! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Full Speech in Las Vegas

    10/08/2015 1:52:29 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 20 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-8-15 | Donald Trump
    October 8, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and current front-runner Donald J. Trump gave a speech today in front of thousands of supporters in Las Vegas, NV. Note the hispanic lady that gets up about 41 minutes in. Priceless stuff.
  • How many bills has Ted Cruz passed in the Senate? 1

    10/08/2015 1:50:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Politifact ^ | 03/29/2015 | By Lauren Carroll
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is known for sticking to his principles, but that might trip him up if he were to become president, a position that requires compromise, said CNN host Dana Bash. "Give me an example where you have successfully compromised in the United States Senate with Democrats," Bash asked Cruz on CNN’s State of the Union March 29. Cruz mentioned his sponsorship of a bill that denied admission to the United States any United Nations representative who poses a national security threat (a response to Iran’s chosen U.N. representative). The bill passed unanimously in both the Senate...
  • John Boehner says he will stay as House speaker until successor elected

    10/08/2015 1:30:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he will stay in the top post in the House of Representatives until his successor is elected, adding that he would announce the date of that vote later. "We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and I’m confident we will elect a new speaker in the coming weeks," the Ohio Republican said in a statement released after the surprise withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race.
  • Donald Trump takes 'credit' for shaking up House GOP

    10/08/2015 1:29:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 8th, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves a campaign event September 23, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The two leading Republican presidential candidates — real-estate mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson — had very different reactions to the mayhem in Washington on Thursday. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) was expected to easily have the speaker's race sewn up. But instead, McCarthy suddenly exited the race and threw the legislative chamber into disarray. Trump, the Republican front-runner, said McCarthy made the right decision because he wasn't tough enough. "Great, Kevin McCarthy drops out of SPEAKER race. We need a...
  • Gov. Scott Walker to appoint new Supreme Court justice within days

    10/08/2015 12:07:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-8-15 | Jason Stein
    Stoughton -- Gov. Scott Walker said he could appoint a new justice to the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of this week. "I interviewed all three of the applicants yesterday," Walker told reporters at a high school here Thursday. The Republican governor said he would make his decisions "probably in the next couple days because you’ve got oral arguments coming. I think it’s important for the people of the state. They want the court to be filled. They don’t want a long-term vacancy on the Supreme Court." Three people have asked Walker to put them on the state's highest...
  • First Cantor, then Boehner, now McCarthy! Establishment oligarchs dropping like flies!!

    10/08/2015 11:45:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    The Establishment is going to be VERY, VERY pissed at all of us! They're power is crumbling, and their neat little line of successors is no more!
  • Paul Ryan says 'I will not be a candidate' after Kevin McCarthy pulls out of Speaker race

    10/08/2015 11:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies ^ | 10/08/2015 | Bill Novak
    Powerful Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) stood firm on Thursday in his desire not to become the next Speaker of the House. Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked the GOP when he abruptly ended his candidacy to replace Speaker John Boehner. "While I am grateful for the encouragement I've received, I will not be a candidate," Ryan said. "I continue to believe I can best serve the country and this (Republican) conference as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee." CNN reported McCarthy was with his wife...
  • 7 Gun Control Myths That Just Won’t Die

    10/08/2015 11:10:29 AM PDT · by Torcert · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 7, 2015 | Sean Davis
    After every shooting, politicians and activists rush to the cameras or their keyboards to tell people exactly what should be done to stop mass shootings in the future. Unfortunately, the debate between the two sides is rarely illuminating, as it usually devolves into tired recitations of worn-out talking points about the issue. These talking points are invariably littered with myths and factual inaccuracies. Here are 7 myths about gun control that just won’t die.1) The ‘Gun Show Loophole’ Allows Anyone, Even Criminals, To Get Guns In reality, the so-called “gun show loophole” is a myth. It does not exist. There...
  • U.S. Spent Nearly $100 Billion On Foreigners To Fight Terrorists

    10/08/2015 10:35:18 AM PDT · by amorphous · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Authored by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, originally posted at,
    To combat Islamic militants the White House says threaten national interests, the U.S. has spent nearly $100 billion to arm and train foreign militaries across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, an analysis by Vocativ shows. And nearly all of them are reeling from setbacks that threaten to undermine what’s become a core component of American foreign policy in these regions. U.S. programs funding foreign fighters began flourishing in the years after 9/11 and were later bolstered by President Obama, who prefers doing this instead of deploying American troops into troubled areas. Now central to how the White...
  • John Boehner exit: Anyone can run for House speaker, even you

    10/08/2015 9:52:47 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 29 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Septmeber 25, 2015 | Peter Grier
    Who can replace Speaker of the House John Boehner, who announced Friday he’s quitting? Almost anyone. Maybe even you. This isn’t a comment on the job Representative Boehner has or has not done in his role as leader of his legislative chamber. It’s meant to illustrate a little-known fact: Under the Constitution, the speaker does not have to be a member of the House. He or she doesn’t have to be an elected lawmaker or government official. The speaker can be an ordinary, private citizen. In fact, there really are not any legal restrictions on qualifications for that office. The...
  • Why McCarthy's Terrible Start Is Making A Governing Crisis More Likely

    10/08/2015 9:35:55 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 19 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 8, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT | Tierney Sneed
    When House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced his resignation earlier this month, the likelihood that his successor would be able to navigate a series of high stakes deadlines looked uncertain at best. Since then, the leadership succession has erupted into full-out chaos. What was supposed to be a relatively smooth ascension for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been rocked by his own gaffes, outsider challengers, and the threat of an unprecedented floor fight that could undermine efforts to avoid a government shutdown and a historic default on the national debt before the year's end. According to Norman Ornstein,...
  • GAB fighting to keep its secrets out of public eye

    10/08/2015 9:08:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-8-15 | M. D. Kittle
    WAUKESHA, Wis. – It’s a battle for public disclosure, and the state Government Accountability Board is fighting to keep thousands of documents related to its role in the political John Doe investigation in the dark. Attorneys for conservative plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the GAB on Wednesday argued for their motion to open the records to public inspection. Their motion asks Waukesha County Judge Lee Dreyfus Jr. to lift a protective order that keeps the information under seal. “This is a matter of great importance about government misconduct,” said Eddie Greim, an attorney for long-time political activist Eric O’Keefe and...
  • GAB chairman: ‘I wasn’t offended’ by John Doe raids (WI)

    10/08/2015 8:52:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-8-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Gerald Nichol says he has had no problem with the way the state Government Accountability Board has operated over its eight years in existence. And Nichol, chairman of the troubled political speech regulator, said he’s good with GAB’s involvement in predawn, paramilitary-style raids on the homes and offices of conservative targets in the unconstitutional John Doe investigation. Those October 2013 raids included armed officers serving a warrant on a 16-year-old boy who was home alone. Though the teen’s father was the target of the political probe, the boy was told he couldn’t call his parents, or even...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 8,2015

    10/08/2015 8:49:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 8, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Sources: Bill would overhaul controversial GAB (WI)

    10/08/2015 8:37:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-7-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — Despite word that some members were getting weak-kneed about sweeping reform, GOP Assembly leadership is rolling out an overhaul of the state Government Accountability Board — a bill aimed at decentralizing a rogue agency its critics charge is run by left-leaning bureaucrats. Sources tell Wisconsin Watchdog the proposed bill, to be laid out Wednesday afternoon, will replace the existing accountability board with two separate and distinct commissions — ethics and elections. The GAB’s six presiding retired judges will be replaced. Under the proposal, the Legislature would appoint four citizen members of the Elections commission, two from each...
  • Culture — Not Genetics — Is the Key to Success

    10/08/2015 7:27:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The prevailing social dogma of our time — that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister — has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination. Both sides ignore the possibility that the groups themselves may differ in their orientations, their priorities, and in what they are prepared to sacrifice for the sake of other things. Back in the early 19th century, an official of the Russian Empire reported that even the poorest Jews saw to it that their daughters could read, and their homes had at least ten...
  • There's No Correlation Between Gun Laws and Homicide Rates

    10/08/2015 6:04:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/7/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, there's been a lot of talk about America's gun laws and ways to prevent mass shootings. As my colleague Matt Vespa wrote on Friday, there's a lot of misinformation on the topic being spread around. One law professor, Eugene Volokh, decided to do the math and see if gun laws were actually effective in reducing crime. Volokh drew up a graph
  • The problem isn't guns or white men

    10/08/2015 6:00:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 10/8/2015 | Ann Coulter
    The media act as if they’re performing a public service by refusing to release details about the perpetrator of the recent mass shooting at a community college in Oregon. But we were given plenty of information about Dylann Roof, Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Jared Loughner. Now, quick: Name the mass shooters at the Chattanooga military recruitment center; the Washington Navy Yard; the high school in Washington state; Fort Hood (the second time) and the Christian college in California. All those shootings also occurred during the last three years.
  • Wyoming High School Bravely Bans Patriotism

    10/08/2015 4:45:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 10/6/2015 | Staff
    The greatest revolutions come out of the most unlikely places. Consider the brave administration at Jackson Hole High School in Wyoming. Proving that there is a razor-thin line between nonsense and cataclysmic brilliance, the administrators there have decided to cancel “America Day” on behalf of a suffering student body. America Day is a longstanding tradition at the high school, celebrating homecoming in a way that doubles as a celebration of patriotism. Students wear red, white, and blue colors to class, wave American flags around, and generally take pride in their country. Awful, right? “Many different students could have felt singled...
  • The Natural Right to Self-Defense

    10/08/2015 4:36:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Looking to change the subject away from her emails, Clinton was quick to pounce. She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the four American deaths in Benghazi, Libya, now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young adults in Newtown, Connecticut, and Roseburg....
  • Should We Designate the NRA a Terrorist Group?

    10/08/2015 4:36:27 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 10/5/2015 | Staff
    Each time one of these mass shootings happen, the gun-control freaks inch a little bit closer to outright insanity. Since we decided as a country that the big story from the Charleston murders (somehow?) centered around the Confederate flag, these liberals have been chomping at the bit to get back to their favorite cause. The shooting in Oregon gave them their opportunity. This time around, they are making some very strange suggestions. One of the strangest came from Linda Stasi at the New York Daily News. She doesn’t just want to crusade for gun control; she wants the U.S. State...
  • Gannett Co. acquires Midwest, South newspapers for $280M

    10/08/2015 4:08:02 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Greg Moore&#8201;
    Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening. Journal Media publications dot the Midwest and South and include the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Memphis (Tennessee) Commercial-Appeal and Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel. Industry experts say the publications are a natural fit for Gannett’s strategy of maximizing short-term profits through managing the decline of publications in less competitive markets.
  • House conservatives spurn McCarthy, flex muscle ahead of speaker vote

    10/08/2015 3:47:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    A group of hard-line conservatives threatened to upend the Republican race to succeed outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, announcing on Wednesday it will throw its support behind a little-known Florida lawmaker to become the next speaker. The House Freedom Caucus’s backing of Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) ahead of a crucial internal party vote Thursday deeply complicates Majority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy’s bid to succeed Boehner. The group counts enough members — about 40 — to deny McCarthy the majority of the whole House he would need to claim the speaker’s chair. But in an opening for the California Republican,...
  • Syria and the Danger of Moral Imperialism

    10/07/2015 11:32:11 PM PDT · by amorphous · 17 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | By Patrick J. Buchanan
    “Do you realize now what you have done?” So Vladimir Putin in his U.N. address summarized his indictment of a U.S. foreign policy that has produced a series of disasters in the Middle East that we did not need the Russian leader to describe for us. Fourteen years after we invaded Afghanistan, Afghan troops are once again fighting Taliban forces for control of Kunduz. Only 10,000 U.S. troops still in that ravaged country prevent the Taliban’s triumphal return to power. A dozen years after George W. Bush invaded Iraq, ISIS occupies its second city, Mosul, controls its largest province, Anbar,...
  • No US decision yet on Syria no-fly zone

    10/07/2015 9:42:51 PM PDT · by Mariner · 32 replies
    AFP ^ | October 8th, 2015 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Obama administration officials on Wednesday said the longstanding issue of a no-fly zone in war-torn Syria has been discussed but no decision made. Washington's NATO ally Turkey, which has more than 1.8 million Syrian refugees on its soil, has argued for months in favor of a no-fly "safe zone" in northern Syria, where refugees could take shelter from the country's bloody civil conflict. Spokesmen for the State Department and the White House fielded reporters' questions about a CNN report Tuesday that said Secretary John Kerry had asked his staff "to further develop the idea." CNN said Kerry...
  • What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz’s Past

    10/07/2015 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/30/15 | Asheesh Agarwal and John Delacourt
    Cruz was once a director at the Federal Trade Commission. He had a remarkable record of convincing Democrats to vote for conservative principles. In his first significant leadership role — as president of the Screen Actors Guild — Ronald Reagan fought communist influence in Hollywood and prevailed in a tough contract negotiation. In his first command — as a captain during the Black Hawk War — Abraham Lincoln overruled his men to prevent the execution of a suspected Potawotami spy. To win his first congressional race, Richard Nixon disingenuously linked his opponent to communist sympathizers, the start of a pattern...
  • America’s Gun Madness, as Seen From Europe

    10/07/2015 6:28:55 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 117 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 7, 2015 | MIRA KAMDAR
    PANTIN, France — My mother lives near Roseburg, Ore. Her part of the world isn’t often in the news in France. But when I woke up last Friday morning, the mass shooting on the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg had made the French morning television news. There was video of a landscape I know well, of distressed local citizens, and of President Obama delivering his solemn remarks. Viewed from France, everything about the United States looms large. Still, the numbers the newscasters ticked off — more than 300 million guns in circulation, mass shootings occurring at a rate of...
  • Anti-Islam crowd is anti-American

    10/07/2015 6:06:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Newsday ^ | October 7, 2015 | Rekha Basu
    I've lost one friend to an airplane hijacking: a Muslim man. I interviewed one 9/11 widow the week after the attack on the twin towers: a Muslim woman. Her husband, a waiter killed in the attack, was Muslim, too....
  • Dems ready sweeping new guns bill

    10/07/2015 5:49:27 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/07/15 | Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim
    Senate Democrats will begin a campaign to combat gun violence on Thursday as party leaders prepare to unveil a sweeping package of legislation that builds on their failed 2013 attempt to require universal background checks for gun purchases, according to senators and aides. The goal is to have the entire caucus, minus perhaps one centrist Democrat, backing a legislative package aimed at preventing guns from ending up in the hands of the wrong people. In addition to background checks, Democrats are aiming to add new money for the Justice Department’s existing background checks system that has recently faltered and include...
  • CLAIM: ‘No Borders’ Activist Gang Raped By Migrants, Pressured Into Silence To Not ‘Damage Cause’

    10/07/2015 5:05:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/6/2015
    A young, female ‘No Borders’ activist working in a migrant camp on the France-Italy border remained silent about her gang rape by Sudanese migrants for over a month because “the others asked me to keep quiet.” Colleagues are alleged to have said that reporting the crime would set back their struggle for a borderless world. The ‘No Borders’ activist had dedicated a month of her life to helping migrants. Her group was stationed between Italy and France in Ponte San Ludovico in Ventimiglia when the atrocity occurred, according to reports from local papers La Stampa and Il Secolo XIX, and...
  • Warning: Sex-assault epidemic in churches (Expert: Preventing 'molestation' demands...)

    10/07/2015 3:43:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | October 3, 2015 | Unattributed
    Around the world, Christians are targeted for persecution and martyrdom, something that is developing even in the United States. But even as church leaders increasingly are on guard against threats of murderous violence, experts warn they may be ignoring a far more common threat – sexual assault against congregants. “Sexual assaults taking place on church property is an epidemic in our nation,” Carl Gallups told WND. “The reasons for it are numerous (and sometimes complex), but the main problem is that most churches have an abysmal lack of adequate security measures. While many churches are concerned about the growing trend...
  • House Republicans Just Dropped News That’ll Make Establishment Heads Explode

    10/07/2015 3:43:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 10/7/15 | Justin Green
    The House Freedom Caucus will vote for Representative Daniel Webster (R-FL) for Speaker of the House when the Republican conference chooses its candidate on Thursday. The group said in a statement, according to the Washington Post: “It is clear that our constituents will simply not accept a continuation of the status quo, and that the viability of the Republican Party depends on whether we start listening to our voters and fighting to keep our promises … We accordingly believe that, under the present circumstances and without significant changes to Conference leadership and process, Rep. Daniel Webster would be best equipped...
  • Shock Poll: McConnell More Popular with Democrat than GOP Voters (nobody's shocked)

    10/07/2015 3:39:29 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 10/7/15 | Phil Shiver
    You can tell a lot about someone by who their friends are, and who they’re not. Interestingly enough for Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, he has more friends amongst Democrats. According to a new Public Policy Poll, just 14% of Republicans approve of the Kentucky Senator, compare that to 17% of Democrats who approve of the GOP Kentucky Senator. More Democrats approve of Mitch McConnell than Republicans. A whopping 64% of Republicans disapprove of him. The poll is very reflective of McConnell’s continually spearheading conservative efforts in the Senate, and now even Democrats are taking notice. It doesn’t appear Republicans...
  • Surprise! Ranger School Rigged For Females

    10/07/2015 3:38:27 PM PDT · by fwdude · 39 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | October 7, 2015 | Benny Huang
    Something about the story of the first two women ever to graduate from the Army’s prestigious Ranger course seemed hokey. I guess I’m always suspicious of “firsts.” Our society is so fixated on them that it creates an incentive to fudge facts and lower standards. Liberals will of course contest my assertion, though these are the same people who don’t really object to lowering standards in academia to get more minorities in the door, lowering them again to get them to graduate, then lowering them a third time to hire them as faculty members. Liberals don’t really oppose lowering the...