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  • IRS Commissioner: We’re Not Investigating The Missing Emails Right Now (of course not!)

    07/23/2014 11:41:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Patrick Howley
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen revealed Wednesday that he is not speaking to any potential witnesses in the missing-emails case while his agency’s inspector general conducts his own investigation. Koskinen claimed that IRS inspector general J. Russell George told him “not to do any further investigations or interviews” with employees pertaining to hard drive crashes, and that’s why he did not voluntarily provide a key witness to congressional investigators. But Koskinen later admitted that the inspector general never told him not to cooperate with Congress. The IRS has been nominally conducting its own internal investigation into the IRS conservative targeting scandal...
  • Restaurant owner says 'business exploded' since welcoming guns

    07/23/2014 11:16:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Unk
    MARYVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee restaurant owner has placed a sign in the window of her business welcoming gun owners -- a move she says has brought in more customers and saved her business from closing.
  • LePage: Maine will no longer waive food stamp work requirements

    07/23/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    pressherald.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Eric Russell
    Maine’s Republican governor wants all able-bodied recipients of the federal food stamp benefit to complete work or volunteer activities. Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that Maine will no longer seek a federal waiver that allows some able-bodied adults to receive food stamps without working or volunteering. “We must continue to do all that we can to eliminate generational poverty and get people back to work,” LePage said in a statement announcing the change. “We must protect our limited resources for those who are truly in need and who are doing all they can to be self-sufficient.” According to the Maine...
  • Cruz Meets With Conservatives to Discuss Border Crisis (Updated)

    07/23/2014 10:49:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Matt Fuller
    Updated 1:23 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz once again met with a group of the House’s most conservative lawmakers Wednesday morning to discuss potential legislative responses to the flood of children crossing the border. Cruz met with “more than 20″ House Republicans Wednesday morning, according to Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, to discuss a supplemental package meant to address the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border. “I didn’t have a hard count, but I know that it was more than 20,” King said. According to the Iowa Republican, lawmakers had breakfast and listened to Cruz’s take on the crisis. “The...
  • Four Statist Policies Gov. Mike Pence Champions

    07/23/2014 10:37:41 AM PDT · by Gipper08 · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 14, 2014 | Joy Pullman
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence would like to ride into the presidency as he has his governorship: On the coattails of his predecessor, former Gov. Mitch Daniels. Unlike his years in Congress, PenceÂ’s governorship has been largely marked, not by forging crucial and substantive policies that reign in the administrative state and advance the cause of liberty, but by a refusal to make waves. In our current climate, that means governing as a technocratic Progressive. So while treating Hoosiers to essentially the stable status quo Daniels earned making tough and politically risky decisions, Pence has been traveling the country, proclaiming his...
  • Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood Leader Tareq Al-Suwaidan To Hamas:<B>*</B>

    07/23/2014 10:33:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 2 replies
    MERMI ^ | July 23, 2014
    *Do Not Agree To Ceasefire Until They Bow Before Us; We Must Contemplate A Plan To Wipe Out Israel; All Muslim Mothers Must Teach Their Children To Hate The Jews; We Call On Young People To Use Social Media Against Israel. On July 14, 2014, a video was posted on the Internet of a lecture at a teachers' association symposium in Kuwait by Tareq Al-Suwaidan, a popular and highly successful Kuwaiti Islamic motivational speaker and TV preacher. A few days previously, on his Facebook page on July 10, 2014, Al-Suwaidan had posted photos of himself with Hamas political bureau head...
  • Loudermilk Wins, Wolf Surges

    07/23/2014 10:22:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    senateconservatives.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Ken Cuccinelli
    We have great news to report. Last night, Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) won the Republican primary runoff election for the 11th Congressional District in Georgia. Barry Loudermilk is a principled conservative leader who will fight to cut spending, balance the budget, and repeal Obamacare. We were proud to endorse Barry in the primary and we're thankful to all of you who helped SCF support his campaign. KANSAS SENATE UPDATE Now we need to continue this momentum into Kansas and help Dr. Milton Wolf defeat Senator Pat Roberts who has been in Washington for 47 years. Dr. Milton Wolf (R-KS)The polling in...
  • Gary George hasn't filed federal campaign report

    07/23/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 7-23-14 | Jason Stein
    More than a week after convicted felon and former state Sen. Gary George was expected to disclose who is funding his longshot bid for Congress, he has still not done so. Until George files the report, voters will not find out who, if anyone, is backing his longshot bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, a Milwaukee Democrat. In an abrupt phone interview Wednesday with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, George declined to explain himself, telling a reporter he had no time to talk and would only take questions by email. “I’ve got to go,” George said. By email, George’s campaign...
  • Director Of Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Group Compares Gun Violence Toll To 9/11

    07/23/2014 9:57:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Ariel Cohen
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may want to keep a closer eye on his advocacy staff, after a director of his anti-gun legislation compared the death toll from gun violence to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Jason Rzepka, director of cultural engagement at the liberal anti-gun group Everytown For Gun Safety, made the comments at a Netroots event last week. Everytown is an anti-gun group started by Bloomberg, the 16th richest man in the world. The organization spends $50 million per year, combining campaign contributions with field operations, and aiming to bring at least one million...
  • On LGBT Workplace Discrimination, GOP Has Potential Path to Splitting Democrats on Religious Freedom

    07/23/2014 9:41:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/23/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    President Barack Obama's LGBT workplace discrimination order has revealed a rift among Democrats over whether religious freedom trumps gay rights. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives could exploit that rift by bringing the Senate-passed Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which has a religious exemption, to the floor for a vote. ENDA, which would ban workplace discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity, was passed by the Senate in November with the support of 54 Democrats and 10 Republicans. The bill likely would not have passed if it had not contained a religious exemption. The exemption was a major point of contention during...
  • Colorado Cake Company Appeals Decision Forcing Them to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings

    07/23/2014 9:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/23/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A Colorado baker who was found guilty of discrimination for not baking a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is appealing the decision. Jake Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop hopes to win at the appellate level after being told that he must serve gay couples wedding cakes and take a diversity course. Phillips is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, who filed the appeal in the Colorado Court of Appeals last Wednesday. ADF lead counsel Nicolle Martin, who is involved in the appeal, said in a statement that Phillips did not unlawfully discriminate against anyone, but rather refused to endorse...
  • Ben Carson on 2nd Amendment: People Can 'Protect Themselves From an Overly Aggressive Gov't’

    07/23/2014 9:34:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Carson added that gun rights under the 2nd Amendment are “vitally important,” that he “would never compromise the 2nd Amendment in any way,” and that one of the first things dictators do is confiscate people’s weapons, which “we don’t ever want to allow” in America.
  • Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin Square Off over Immigrant Kids (One guess whose side they took)

    07/23/2014 9:15:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Non-Profit Quarterly ^ | July 23, 2014 | Rick Cohen
    It’s an odd tale of two very ideologically conservative icons coming down on very different sides of the crisis of unaccompanied immigrant children flowing into the United States. Radio and television personality Glenn Beck and former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin have come out diametrically opposed to each other on what the nation should do to help—or not help—these children. The mainstream press, or as she would call it, the “lamestream” press, doesn’t pay much attention to Palin any more, but she is frequently quoted in outlets like the Breitbart News and conservative newspapers such as the...
  • Texas Motorist Wins $77,500 After Traffic Cops Steal Cash

    07/23/2014 9:10:13 AM PDT · by Ken H · 67 replies
    the Newspaper ^ | 07/23/2014 | n/a
    Estelline, Texas settles with innocent, elderly motorist who had her cash seized during a traffic stop. Police in Estelline, Texas are sorry they ever pulled over Laura Dutton. The 64- year-old woman was stopped on November 28, 2012 as she was returning from a trip to Amarillo on US Highway 287. Police Officer Jayson Fry, the city's lone officer, was manning a speed trap a few feet away from the sign marking the speed limit drop when she passed through Estelline. Officer Fry says she was doing 61 MPH in a 50 MPH zone. He pulled her over, issued a...
  • NAACP Member Hostile Toward Black Conservatives at Annual Conference

    07/23/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | Adrienne Ross
    This week, the NAACP is holding its 105th Annual Conference, with “All in for Justice and Equality” as its theme. Apparently, black conservatives are not welcome under the organization’s umbrella. As evidenced by a video posted on Progressives Today and expounded on by writer Jim Hoft, blacks who “do not toe the liberal line … are not welcome at the NAACP.” So on Sunday, as FreedomWorks’ Deneen Borelli and Rev. CL Bryant, a former NAACP chapter president, manned their booth at the event, a member of the NAACP approached them and commenced to treat them with disdain and hostility. Admittedly...
  • White House giving up fight over Obamacare’s contraception mandate?

    07/23/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was met with incandescent outrage from progressives. The overturning of a mandate never passed by Congress which had not existed prior to 2010 signaled, those who consider themselves members of a class of deliberative and reasoned thinkers said, evidence of a theocratic judiciary in the United States. Recognizing the indignation on their side of the aisle, the White House responded by reassuring their base supporters that this offense would not go unanswered. “Today’s decision jeopardizes the health of women who are employed by these companies,” White House Press Sec. Josh...
  • Lindsey Graham’s phony meltdown: Why he’s covering for House GOP on immigration

    07/23/2014 8:00:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    salon.com ^ | 7/22/14
    On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of Congress’ few and most vocal Republican advocates of comprehensive immigration reform, shared the line that he’s apparently decided to lean on through the rest of the 2014 election cycle: “There’ll be no immigration reform because of the crisis on the border. I blame Obama for this moment.” Graham has a long history of seizing on an issue of possible bipartisan compromise, watching hard-liners in his party kill that possibility, and then abandoning hope of the compromise because Obama didn’t manage the “optics” or the schedule or something insignificant. He knows...
  • Ravenel: “Lindsey Graham Is A Reality Show We Can’t Turn Off”

    07/23/2014 7:57:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 7/22/14
    EDISTO, SC – Lowcountry businessman and independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel responded today to incumbent “Republican” Lindsey Graham’s assertion that running for the U.S. Senate was “not a reality television show.” Ravenel, star of the Bravo TV show ‘Southern Charm, said Graham was part of a much costlier “reality TV” show. “The difference between my reality TV show and Lindsey Graham’s reality TV show is simple: his is costing taxpayers trillions of dollars – and thousands of American lives,” Ravenel said. “And unlike my show, you can’t change the channel when his show comes on – and you can’t...
  • Constituents Pack Millennium Maxwell House In Support Of Carr (Tennessee)

    07/23/2014 7:52:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than 700 constituents packed the Millennium Maxwell House Tuesday night in support of State Representative Joe Carr, as he hopes to pull off an upset in the Republican Primary. A rally, called Restore America, was held and featured radio host and political commentator Laura Ingraham campaigning for the Lascassas Republican. Carr hopes to defeat incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander in the Republican primary on August 7. The Tea Party challenger said he's happy about the early voting turnout and is ready to hit the road to talk to more Tennesseans. “The voters want to hear what we...
  • Tea Party Takes Two of Three GOP Races for US House in Georgia

    07/23/2014 7:47:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/23/14 | John Gizzi
    Although the stunning upset win by political newcomer David Perdue in the Republican runoff for the Senate was the big news from Georgia on Tuesday night, the tea party also had a night to remember in the Peach State. In two of three runoffs for the Republican nomination for Congress in open U.S. House districts, tea party-backed candidates emerged triumphant and are now considered certain to win in November. The biggest win was scored by former state senator and swashbuckling conservative Barry Loudermilk in the 11th District in suburban Atlanta that Rep. Phil Gingrey relinquished to run for the Senate....
  • A ruling that could doom ObamaCare

    07/23/2014 7:16:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/23/2014 | By Betsy McCaughey
    The nation’s No. 2 court on Tuesday slapped down the Obama administration in a 2-1 decision that could kill the president’s signature health-care law. A less-prestigious federal appeals court issued a contradictory opinion the same day, but if the Supreme Court upholds the DC Circuit’s ruling, it will force Congress back to the drawing board to design a health law that is genuinely affordable, not just falsely titled “Affordable Care Act.” The ruling in Halbig v. Burwell bars the federal government from handing out taxpayer-funded subsidies to people who buy ObamaCare plans in nearly two-thirds of the states — New...
  • The ACA Means What It Says: The DC Court Declines to Usurp the Role of Congress

    07/23/2014 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/23/2014 | The Editors
    It’s an odd world in which judges are accused of usurping the role of Congress for ruling that the executive branch must follow the text of a law Congress wrote. But that’s what has happened today. In Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Congress never gave the federal government power to provide subsidies and assess penalties under the Affordable Care Act in states that haven’t established their own health-insurance exchanges. President Obama and the Congress that passed the law assumed this wouldn’t be a problem: States were expected to go along and establish their own...
  • EXography: Some senators, including Harry Reid, rarely go home; other senators do it constantly

    07/23/2014 6:58:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Luke Rosiak
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rarely makes time to travel back to Nevada and listen to the voters who sent him to Washington, according to a Washington Examiner review of Senate disbursement records. Reid's office budget showed only 11 trips in three years, far fewer than any other senator. snip Other high-profile senior lawmakers have records that aren't much better. Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein averaged only nine trips to California annually, according to Senate office travel logs. That's one-third as many as most lawmakers. As legislators prepare to adjourn to their home states for the August “district work period,” the...
  • Niles trustees give OK for gun shop to be near schools

    07/23/2014 6:49:24 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 july 2014 | Erin Chan Ding
    A proposed gun shop/shooting range that has generated controversy because of its location near several neighborhood schools will be coming to Niles. The Niles Village Board of Trustees voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve a special use permit to allow firearms sales, firearms safety training and an indoor firing range at the proposed location, at 6143 Howard St. About 200 supporters and critics of the plan packed the Village of Niles Municipal Building to make their voices heard on the gun shop, to be called Sportsman’s Club and Firearms Training Academy. Dozens wore green shirts and ribbons to honor victims...
  • The Odds of a GOP Wave Are Increasing

    07/23/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Josh Kraushaar
    When writing about politics, it's all too frequent to use terminology that often obscures more than elucidates. That's especially true when it comes to the word "wave"—shorthand for a landslide victory for the winning party. I've argued before that the likelihood of 2014 being a wave election has been rising, given the president's consistently low approval ratings and the fact that Republicans are running evenly on the generic ballot (which usually translates into a clear GOP edge) and that the right-track/wrong-track numbers are near historic lows. All these big-picture signs are ominous for the party in power. But this week,...
  • Detroit Residents of All Colors Need to Pay Their Water Bills

    07/23/2014 6:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    There’s nothing in the United States Constitution stating Americans have the right not to pay their bills. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to our nation, notes the only unalienable rights we have are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet thousands of Detroit residents think they have the right not to pay their water bills and demand their water remain on. About 80,000 residential water accounts are past due to the tune of $43 million. The audacity of freeloaders! Detroit is an $18 billion bankrupt mess, struggling quite literally to keep the lights on and...
  • The Democrats’ Obama problem, in perspective

    07/23/2014 6:15:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2014 | By Aaron Blake
    President Obama is unpopular. In the 12 states that will decide control of the Senate this November, though, he's even more unpopular. A new poll from Democratic pollster Democracy Corps shows 60 percent of people in these states say they disapprove of Obama, compared to just 37 percent who approve. Perhaps more striking: 50 percent of voters in these states say they not only disapprove of Obama, but they "strongly" disapprove of him. To the extent the 2014 election is about Obama and his job performance -- as midterm elections are generally theorized to be -- half of voters in...
  • What if Mitch McConnell loses?

    07/23/2014 5:45:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Manu Raju and John Bresnehan
    It’s a taboo subject among Senate Republicans but one that’s on many senators’ minds: What if Mitch McConnell loses his reelection bid? There appears to be no clear answer to that question, at least not right now. In interviews and private conversations with more than half of the 45-member Senate Republican Conference, there is a split over a potential McConnell successor. His top deputy, John Cornyn of Texas, is favored to succeed him, several GOP senators said. But others ranging from John Thune of South Dakota to Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander — or a dark horse — are among those who...
  • Is the Tea Party changing its tune on Mike McFadden? (let's take the Minnesota seat!)

    07/23/2014 5:39:44 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    minnpost.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Cyndy Brucato
    The Minnesota Tea Party Alliance is warming to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden. Or at the very least, its leaders are no longer actively opposing him, as they did during the GOP endorsement process. Some history: After McFadden appeared at a Tea Party event in May, Jake Dusenberg, executive director of the Tea Party Alliance, took to Facebook to warn his followers: “Folks, Mike McFadden is bad news. He has dodged the tea party and conservative base. He's flip-flopped on multiple issues. And he is the establishment's choice for the Senate.” But in a recent email fundraising message, Tea...
  • Loudermilk, Hice win GOP primary runoffs for Congress (Tea Partiers!)

    07/23/2014 5:34:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    wbsradio.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Jeremy Redmon
    Former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk convincingly defeated former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr Tuesday in their bruising Republican primary runoff for the Atlanta area’s 11th Congressional District seat. Loudermilk, who campaigned with strong support from tea party groups, will head to Washington as no Democrats have gotten on the ballot for the 11th District, which covers all of Bartow and Cherokee counties and parts of Cobb and Fulton counties. Also Tuesday evening, Jody Hice, a former Baptist minister who ran with substantial tea party backing, bested Jackson trucking company executive Mike Collins in the GOP primary runoff for Georgia’s 10th Congressional...
  • Sen. Roberts, Ducking Debates, Disrespects Kansas Voters

    07/23/2014 5:27:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    watchdogwire.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Bob Weeks
    With the decision of United States Senator Pat Roberts to skip debates with his opponents, Kansans are deprived of a useful part of the political process. Election campaigns are an essential element of representative democracy. Campaigns are simultaneously a means for those who seek elective office to connect with voters and a way for citizens to learn about the candidates who are seeking their votes. Political campaign debates are an integral component of the modern political campaign. … Voters have come to expect election debates, particularly in the race for the president of the United States but increasingly for other...
  • Cornyn No Lock for Leader if McConnell Goes Down

    07/23/2014 5:22:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Dan Riehl
    While Republicans are reluctant to speculate about the possibility of a Mitch McConnell loss to Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky this November, when asked if his number two, Texas Republican John Cornyn, was a lock for Leader if he does lose, it appears Cornyn may have good reason to look over his shoulder in the event that scenario plays out. Given that a McConnell loss would likely mean the GOP would have failed in winning a Senate Majority, it would seem a change in leadership might be in order. Some Senators also seemed to express concern that Cornyn would be...
  • Nihilism: The West's Evil Religion of Idolatry, Lies, and Hate

    07/23/2014 5:21:01 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 8 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 22, 2014 | Linda Kimball
    “The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our prevalent notions of the character of God, the great moral governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions.” (William McGuffey, d. May 4, 1873, professor at the University of Virginia, president of Ohio University, and author of McGuffey’s Readers; earstohear.net) Andre Comte-Sponville, one of France's preeminent atheist philosophers agrees. In his New York Times bestseller, "The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality," Sponville observes that even though Western and American civilization has become nonreligious it is nevertheless profoundly rooted in...
  • Perdue Hung Chamber Support On Kingston

    07/23/2014 5:19:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Jonathan Strong
    Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue narrowly beat Rep. Jack Kingston in the Georgia GOP primary runoff tonight, and in the days leading up to election day, he made a big push to tie the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's support for amnesty to Kingston, who had benefited from over $3 million in campaign spending from the lobby group. "Kingston's largest backer...is 100 percent pro-amnesty. Kingston now owes them big," a brutal television ad from Perdue said. After Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss, the Georgia race turned into a brawl over immigration, with both candidates trying to out-flank each other on...
  • Laura Ingraham at Rally for Joe Carr: Lamar Alexander is Old, Out of Touch

    07/23/2014 5:15:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Charlie Spiering
    NASHVILLE, TN -- Talk radio show host Laura Ingraham skewered Sen. Lamar Alexander during a rally this evening in support of his primary challenger Joe Carr, comparing him to an “old sweater” that had become full of moths, with faded colors. “It’s just tired. It’s just taking up room in your drawer,” she said, pointing out that it was time for a wardrobe change. “I am here, my friends, to help you retire the political equivalent of your old plaid sweater,” she said. The crowd of over 600 people at the Nashville Millenium Maxwell House hotel delightedly cheered as Ingraham...
  • Scott Brown Attacks Jeanne Shaheen For Positions Kelly Ayotte Also Holds

    07/23/2014 2:14:47 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Kasey Varner
    Despite presenting a cozy public image, Republicans Scott Brown and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) are once again at odds over key issues, as Brown campaigns to unseat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). Ayotte, who officiated at the wedding of Brown's daughter on Sunday, got to know Brown when he served as a Massachusetts senator before losing his seat to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). He has since relocated to New Hampshire to challenge Shaheen. Ayotte endorsed Brown, but by attacking Shaheen's positions on immigration and veterans' affairs he is effectively disparaging Ayotte's record as well.
  • Will John Roberts Decide a 'State' Is Not a 'State'?

    07/23/2014 2:00:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/23/2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Supreme Court may soon need to decide whether the federal government can be considered a "state" in our federal republic in the same sense that Iowa, Wyoming and Wisconsin are states. On the face of it, this question may seem absurd. In fact, given any level of reflection, it is absurd. The federal government is not one of the states. But this absurd question was at the heart of Halbig v. Burwell, decided this week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and it could soon become a defining issue in American life. Section 1311...
  • Sessions to Congress: Back Ted Cruz or Remain 'Complicit' in 'Nullification of Border'

    07/22/2014 9:35:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jul 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and a key immigration hawk, took to the Senate floor on Monday afternoon to attack the efforts by President Barack Obama to grant amnesty via executive order to millions of illegal aliens. During his floor speech, Sessions endorsed a bill from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that aims to curb the president’s executive amnesty efforts—and called on his colleagues to cosponsor it. Sessions said: Senator Cruz has a bill that would stop this presidential overreach. Sessions said. It’s very simple. It lays out that we won’t spend money providing legal...
  • Beretta: Gun Law Forcing Move Out Of Maryland

    07/22/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    AP ^ | July 22, 2014 | N/A
    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is building in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin that is set to open in mid-2015. Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper said that a sweeping gun-control measure that was passed last year initially contained provisions that would have prohibited the Italian gun maker from being able to produce, store or even import into Maryland the...
  • Snowden: Private Explicit Photos Often Shared By NSA Agents

    07/22/2014 8:38:22 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    BSWANN ^ | Jul 22 ,2014 | Joshua Cook
    In an interview published by The Guardian on Sunday, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden explained that sometimes racy images intercepted by the NSA were shared by analysts. During the interview, which was conducted in Russia, Snowden said that some of the American military personnel working on the NSA’s programs were between 18 and 22 and did not always respect the privacy of those whose communications were intercepted. “In the course of their daily work they stumble across something that is completely unrelated to their work, for example an intimate nude photo of someone in a sexually compromising situation but they’re extremely...
  • The Ordeal of Post-Obama Change

    07/22/2014 7:25:47 PM PDT · by upchuck · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Tue, July 22, 2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    Want to get a new angle on Obama's Hope and Change mantra? Longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote the book about it before Obama was even born: The Ordeal of Change. [E]very radical adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem... It needs inordinate self-confidence to face drastic change without inner trembling. “Action,” wrote Hoffer, “is the most obvious way by which to gain confidence and prove our worth... [but] there must be an abundance of opportunities, and there must be a tradition of self-reliance” for a program of action to work. And back in the 19th century when the first great wave of...
  • Opponent targets Sen. Pat Roberts over Kansas residency

    07/22/2014 5:16:33 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    kmbc.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Michael Mahoney
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Elections are just two weeks away in both Kansas and Missouri, and one of the bigger races is a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas. In new commercials, three-term Sen. Pat Roberts is being challenged about his ties to the state. Roberts' residency came into question last winter after a New York Times article noted he doesn't live in a house in Kansas. Challenger Milton Wolf is running a commercial that says Roberts "rents a La-Z-Boy recliner at a donor's house on a golf course." While Roberts does rent a supporter's home in Dodge...
  • Halbig and the Rule of Law

    07/22/2014 4:26:26 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/22/2014 | John Daniel Davidson
    A federal appellate court dealt a severe blow to Obamacare today, and in so doing scored a victory for the rule of law, the separation of powers, and the idea that words matter. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled 2–1 in Halbig v. Burwell that federal subsidies for health-insurance plans sold on the Obamacare exchanges can be disbursed only through exchanges created by states, not those created by the federal government. In a surprise twist, shortly after the Halbig decision came out, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its...
  • Does Your Senator Support Abortion Up to Birth With No Limits?

    07/22/2014 3:05:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | July 22, 2014 | Andrew Bair
    Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a radical pro-abortion bill (S.1696) sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.) and promoted by major pro-abortion advocacy groups.If enacted, the law would nullify virtually all limits on abortion nationwide, including protective measures that enjoy broad public support, including informed consent laws, waiting periods and laws that protect pain-capable unborn children from excruciating abortions late in pregnancy.The bill, which has been characterized as the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth” Act, currently has 35 co-sponsors, all Democrats.With nearly two thirds of Senate Democrats on board with Blumenthal’s plan to expand abortion, the...
  • Glenn Beck Blows It, But Ted Cruz Saves The Day

    07/22/2014 2:45:47 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 55 replies
    LastResistance.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Frank Camp
    There’s a lot of talk about optics in politics, and generally speaking, I am wildly opposed to the notion of optics. Optics refers to how one is viewed by the general public, how one’s actions are perceived. Optics are, in essence, a manipulation of perception. In my opinion, the top priority on a politician’s mind should not be optics, but actions. Actions–if they are driven by noble intent–should speak for themselves. Action should not require extra manufacturing. However, there is something to be said about making sure one’s actions are not perceived negatively, thus undermining one’s entire political philosophy.We have...
  • Beretta USA Announces Decision To Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee

    07/22/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2014 | Staff
    Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only.
  • Jorge Ramos: "No Government Should Be In The Business Of Deporting Children"

    07/22/2014 2:36:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jorge Ramos
    JORGE RAMOS: We have to be realistic: Central American children will continue to show up at this border by the tens of thousands. We know they are fleeing violence, gangs and poverty, and they know that this country will give them a hand. No, I am not - we are not - encouraging them to come here all the way from San Salvador and San Pedro Sula. As we've shown you, it's an incredibly dangerous journey, many don't make it, but we cannot advocate for mass deportations every time we have an immigration crisis in this country. That's not the...
  • Company men: The U.S. Chamber flexes its new political muscle

    07/22/2014 1:43:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Peter Hamby
    The plot to save Thad Cochran was hatched at Off The Record, the subterranean bar inside the Hay-Adams hotel in downtown Washington. In mid-June, just days before the Mississippi Senate runoff election, Tom Donohue, the hard-nosed CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was commiserating over drinks with Scott Reed, his senior political strategist, and Chip Pickering, a former Mississippi congressman-turned-telecom lobbyist. The trio were smarting. After racking up an enviable 10-0 winning streak in midterm races, Mississippi voters dealt the powerful business lobby a major blow: Cochran, a Senate stalwart supported by the Chamber and its allies in the...
  • While Hillary Clinton offers a resume, Elizabeth Warren offers a plan

    07/22/2014 1:37:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/22/2014 | Byron York
    It seems almost too obvious to mention, but presidential candidates need a clear idea of why they want to be president. In the past few days, Democrats have heard that their still-undeclared front runner, Hillary Clinton, needs time to think about the question. Meanwhile, another undeclared hopeful, Elizabeth Warren, is thrilling liberal audiences with a forceful, point-by-point declaration of the principles that would guide her as president. The contrast is striking. Clinton is offering Democrats her resume. Warren is offering them a plan.
  • Tea party candidate targets Lamar Alexander in Tennessee

    07/22/2014 1:09:44 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Michael Collins
    Will he lose like Cantor or survive like Cochran? LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. - The crowd of well-wishers swarms around Sen. Lamar Alexander as soon as he walks through the door. “I haven’t seen you in a hundred years!” he says, pumping the hand of a grey-haired man in a navy suit. For the next half-hour, the senator works the room like the seasoned politician he is. There’s lots of handshaking, lots of small talk, lots of patiently posing for cellphone photos and, no doubt, lots of thinking in the room about what a difficult year this has been for entrenched incumbents...