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  • Senators Need Not Apply

    04/21/2015 1:26:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Dickerson
    ......Each candidate [Walker, Perry, Bush, Christie], sometimes in nearly identical language, told the audience of activists gathered in Nashua this weekend that they should be considered for the presidency because they didn’t just talk about conservative ideas, they had put them into practice as governors. Perry made the case most powerfully: >>>The next president of the United States really needs to be someone who has deep experience as an executive. And I’m talking about things you just can't learn with a book, things you can’t just learn sitting down. Because I’ll give you some examples. They didn’t hand me a...
  • Chuck Grassley: FBI obstructing Fast and Furious, other probes

    04/20/2015 9:19:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-20-15 | Kelley Riddell
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee accused the FBI on Monday of not cooperating with the Department of Justice’s top watchdog in the investigation of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, among others, endangering Congress’s ability to be a check on the administration’s actions
  • McCain mocks Cruz over guns on bases claim

    04/20/2015 6:39:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/15 06:55 PM EDT | Martin Matishak
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) is mocking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for claiming he is “pressing” for hearings on allowing U.S. troops to carry private firearms on military installations.“You know, I was fascinated to hear that because I haven’t heard a thing about it from him. Nor has my staff heard from his staff. Where did that come from? I have not a clue,” McCain told reporters on Monday. “I’d be glad to discuss the issue and see if we need a hearing, but it came as a complete surprise to me that he had been pressing...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu just made the single best argument EVER for the Second Amendment

    04/20/2015 6:38:34 PM PDT · by onyx · 16 replies
    allenwest.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    He’s just so awesome. During a recent address to the IDF General Staff Forum leading up to Israel’s independence Day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “the meaning of independence in my eyes is the ability to defend yourself.” I get it, you get it, and Prime Minister Netanyahu gets it. Our founding fathers got it. And now, the American public not only gets it but is standing up to preserve our individual rights to defend ourselves. The Washington Times reports, “exactly two years after President Obama’s bid for gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died...
  • żQuien es más Hispano? Rubio, Cruz, Castro or Bush

    04/20/2015 6:13:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: I had a story in Saturday’s paper on the startling fact that, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, two of the first three announced candidates for the Republican presidential nomination for president are Hispanic. In other words, if America elects its first Latino president in 2016, that president would almost certainly be a Republican. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, at best there could be a Hispanic candidate for vice president, with most of the speculation concentrated on Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who is now serving as President Obama’s secretary of housing and urban development....
  • Koch Brothers Signal Support for Scott Walker

    04/20/2015 2:32:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/20/2015 | Nicholas Confessore
    Charles G. and David H. Koch, the influential and big-spending conservative donors, have a favorite in the race for the Republican nomination: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. On Monday, at a fund-raising event in Manhattan for the New York State Republican Party, David Koch told donors that he and his brother, who oversee one of the biggest private political organizations in the country, believed that Mr. Walker was the Republican Party’s best hope for recapturing the White House. “We will support whoever the candidate is,” said Mr. Koch, according to two people who attended the event. “But it should be...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 20,2015

    04/20/2015 2:23:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 20, 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 FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Bob Schieffer to Rubio: As president, would you sign immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

    04/20/2015 1:24:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Rubio’s right that this is a hypothetical and that nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now. But Mickey Kaus is right that it’s a darned fine gotcha, a way to gauge how far Rubio’s willing to go in renouncing his signature “achievement” as a senator. What if Rubio defeated Hillary next year and the party’s leadership decided to capitalize by doing something splashy to show Latino voters that the new, Rubio-led GOP was ready to engage them like never before? A bill like the Gang of Eight bill getting past the House isn’t...
  • Federal Spending in the States

    04/20/2015 12:41:38 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies
    The PEW Charitable Trusts ^ | 12/2/2014 | Staff
    Overview The federal government spent $3.1 trillion in the states during its 2013 fiscal year. ... For nearly three decades, the U.S. Census Bureau produced the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, an annual look at the geographic distribution of federal spending. But following the publication of the fiscal 2010 data, the Census Bureau discontinued the report. To fill this data gap, the Pew Charitable Trusts’ fiscal federalism initiative prepared this analysis and companion methodology. ... Retirement benefits payments to individuals include Social Security retirement, survivor, and disability payments; veterans benefits; and other federal retirement and disability payments. Social Security accounts for...
  • Evangelicals investigating GOP candidates on gay marriage, abortion

    04/20/2015 12:22:18 PM PDT · by balch3 · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Tired of being duped by conservative-sounding Republican presidential candidates who secretly harbored support for gay marriage, abortion and other socially liberal issues, evangelical pastors plan to investigate the backgrounds of White House hopefuls and their top aides. "Personnel is policy," said David Lane, whose American Renewal Project is working with 100,000 pastors to push 80 million evangelicals and 40 million Catholics who typically don't vote to the polls in 2016 to elect a conservative Republican. "We need to bring these things up on the table," he told Secrets. "Evangelical pastors aren't as much interested in budget issues as they are...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 20-24,2015

    04/20/2015 12:17:25 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 20-24,2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • Ted Cruz: Feds Should Stay Out of States' Vaccine Policy

    04/20/2015 10:53:50 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 20 Apr 2015 12:15 PM
    Some voters might think that the vaccine skepticism movement—whose proponents are pejoratively called anti-vaxxers—lost its political oomph this winter. After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters that vaccination was a choice for parents to make, the backlash found every other likely Republican candidate affirming that he supported vaccinations. That was a blow to activists who have become convinced, by junk science, that the scheduled shots can cause autism. Last week, when New Hampshire anti-vaccine activist Laura Condon asked Christie if he could support expanded exemptions, he shut her down.“You can't count on me,” Christie said.Condon wasn’t done. She showed up...
  • Blacks: Rethink your war on cops (..'blood in streets' triggering 'govt. to seize freedoms')

    04/20/2015 9:58:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | April 19, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    The West Memphis NAACP has legitimized and inflamed the war on cops by urging blacks to arm up against them. “Law enforcement has to understand, you cannot do what you please when you see us,” Crittenden County NAACP head Shabaka Afrika said in a news conference. The deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown had really roiled angry black activists and street thugs who make up their army. But the killing of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD and the shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina have pushed them over the edge. Nation of Islam leader Louis...
  • Inside the ISIS-U.S. border scare: 'The infiltration capabilities are very, very high'

    04/20/2015 9:32:03 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | April 19, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – While U.S. government agencies have strongly denied a Judicial Watch report claiming there are ISIS camps near the U.S. border with Mexico, lawmakers have expressed fears the global jihadist organization is linking up with deadly Mexican drug cartels. Such a partnership would not only help to facilitate the smuggling of jihadists into the U.S. but could ultimately translate into a devastating terrorist attack on American soil, such as an Electro Magnetic Pulse, or EMP, catastrophe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Northern Command and the Texas Department of Public Safety all have denied the...
  • Hey, that GOP Obamacare alternative sure looks a lot like Obamacare

    04/20/2015 9:25:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Republicans have a plan if the Supreme Court guts Obamacare this summer by stripping the government of the ability to provide to the states that declined to set up insurance exchanges with federal subsidiesÂ… and it looks quite a bit like Obamacare. If the Court does interpret the Affordable Care Act literally, then it will compel the federal government to withdraw subsidies from millions of Obamacare beneficiaries. That will make the health coverage those individuals obtained through the ACA in recent years prohibitively expensive, and many will find themselves once again uninsured. This is a double-edged sword for Republicans....
  • Bounce: Rubio rises to double digits in new national poll, leads Hillary by six in new Florida poll

    04/20/2015 9:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Last week Nate Cohn wondered why a guy like Rubio with obvious “breakout potential” hasn’t broken out yet, early though it may be. No one expects him to run away with the nomination, but no one expected he’d be stuck at five percent either. As a conspicuously electable center-right candidate, why hasn’t he at least joined Jeb Bush and Scott Walker by polling in the mid-teens?If you believe CNN, he’s on his way. For the moment. Overall, 17% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents back Bush for the GOP nomination, while 12% support Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Paul and Rubio...
  • John Kasich: I’m going to attend a same-sex wedding soon [VIDEO]

    04/20/2015 9:21:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome to the latest media litmus test for Republican candidates, which like the 2012 litmus test — contraception — has absolutely nothing to do with the job for which they’re vying. Thanks to our crack legions of national reporters, we now know how Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and now John Kasich will RSVP when the gilt-edged invitation shows up in the mail. Meanwhile, we still don’t know whether Hillary Clinton would sign the deal with Iran or why she refused to bolster security around the Benghazi consulate.To borrow a phrase from, like, two years ago,...
  • China's Xi Jinping agrees $46bn superhighway to Pakistan

    04/20/2015 9:18:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 20, 2015
    China's President Xi Jinping has signed agreements with Pakistan promising investment of $46bn (Ł30.7bn). The focus of spending is on building a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) - a network of roads, railway and pipelines between the long-time allies. They will run some 3,000km (1,800 miles) from Gwadar in Pakistan to China's western Xinjiang region. The projects will give China direct access to the Indian Ocean and beyond. This marks a major advance in China's plans to boost its influence in Central and South Asia, correspondents say, and far exceeds US spending in Pakistan.
  • "What a horrible mother:" How a call from a "good samaritan" derailed these mothers’ lives

    04/20/2015 9:14:41 AM PDT · by No One Special · 99 replies
    Salon ^ | April 19, 2015 | Kim Brooks
    In the moments before the police and county prosecutors and child protective services took over her life, Monique was thinking about dinner. Specifically, she wanted a baked chicken. She had just left a birthday party and was driving home with her two daughters. By the time she pulled into the parking lot of a grocery store near their house, her younger daughter, then 4 years old, was taking a much needed nap. Monique hesitated. She didn’t want to wake her daughter to bring her into the store, where she was liable to be as cranky and difficult as anyone else...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 20,2015

    04/20/2015 8:49:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 20,2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Rabbi Warns of Civil War in the United States

    04/20/2015 8:49:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 59 replies
    JP Updates ^ | March 26, 2015 | Eliyahu Berkowitz
    The Riminov Rebbe visited the Florida communities made up of South American immigrants from France, gave an unequivocal command to the Jews to leave and go to Israel, saying that there will be a civil war in the US. BeHadrei Haredim reported that the Rebbe said: “Leave while you still can. The situation will get worse and it will be difficult to move from state to state. After World War II the survivors came to the great men of Israel and Hasidic leaders and asked why they had not ordered the Jews of Europe to leave and immigrate to Israel...
  • Supreme Court Weighs Bizarre Private Property Seizure

    04/20/2015 8:22:33 AM PDT · by No One Special · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | April 19, 2015 | George Will
    In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government's reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horne's raisins. New Dealers had bushels of theories, including this: In a depression, prices fall, so a recovery will occur when government compels prices to stabilize above where a free market would put them. So FDR's "brains trust" produced "price stabilization"...
  • Reed College Student Who Told Me to Write the N-Word Was Arrested for Harassing a Girls’ Rugby Team

    04/20/2015 7:51:53 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | April 20, 2015 | Robby Suave
    Remember Jeremiah True, the Reed College student who demanded that I use the n-word before he would consent to an interview? Well, he was arrested for harassment and sexual abuse. BuzzFeed reports that True interrupted a high school girls’ rugby team practice last Thursday and the police had to intervene: The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Friday that True was in jail and awaiting his arraignment later that afternoon. His booking information, in which his name is spelled incorrectly, is online. According to an employee at Rugby Oregon, a youth rugby organization based in Portland, True was arrested for...
  • Republicans look to lift spending caps

    04/20/2015 6:27:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rachel Bade
    GOP congressional leaders are racing to approve a budget blueprint for the coming year that abides by strict spending limits, determined to show that the party can maintain fiscal discipline. But some rank-and-file Republicans are already expressing interest in a much bigger deal that would adjust those caps, sweep away the still-developing blueprint and ease the budgetary pressure on the Pentagon — and, grudgingly, domestic programs if necessary.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,April 20-24,2015

    04/20/2015 6:16:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | April 20-24,2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • The IRS Assures an Atheist Group It Will Monitor Churches

    04/20/2015 4:56:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/20/2015 | Quin Hillyer
    It was bad enough, as I wrote here last August, that the Internal Revenue Service appeared to reach an agreement to monitor the pulpits of ill-favored churches. WhatÂ’s worse is that the IRS, directly counter to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements, steadfastly has refused to make public key documents pertaining to that decision. So the IRS, acting with the whole power of government behind it, seems to be saying it can monitor and presumably punish churches for the content of their sermons, but the churches canÂ’t know exactly if, how, and why they are being monitored. To fight this...
  • What Part of ´No´ Does HHS Not Get?

    04/20/2015 4:09:29 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/20/2015 | David Catron
    The Supreme Court has again thwarted the Obama administration’s illegal crusade to coerce employers into violating their religious convictions. Late last Wednesday, Associate Justice Samuel Alito stayed an order secured by the administration in a lower court that would have forced several Catholic organizations to comply with Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Despite a high-profile Supreme Court defeat last June in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, President Obama’s HHS bureaucrats and lawyers have continued their attempts to bully obviously exempt entities into obeying the mandate. Justice Alito’s action constitutes the fifth time SCOTUS has been compelled to rein the government in. The Court...
  • New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation

    04/20/2015 3:10:34 AM PDT · by W. · 33 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | APRIL 19, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton. “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer — a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities — is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy. The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York...
  • Rubio, Norquist Push Back Against Anti-Immigration Groups

    04/20/2015 2:33:13 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    ABC Univision ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Ted Hesson
    Several prominent Republicans are trying to push immigration restrictionist groups to the fringe of the debate by challenging their conservative credentials and attacking their stance on population control, The Washington Post reports. GOP heavyweights like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and power broker Grover Norquist are backing an effort to inform conservatives about the history of groups like the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). (SNIP) Those organizations are now the leading conservative voices against immigration, both legal and illegal, and have received the endorsement of Republicans like Senators Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘Every Aspect of My Life Is in Their Hands — and They Hate Me’

    04/20/2015 2:01:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 270 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | David French
    ‘They came with a battering ram.” Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full...
  • Rand Turns Abortion Around on Blab

    04/20/2015 12:18:13 AM PDT · by Plummz · 21 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rand Paul has actually done something that I don't think -- it may have happened -- I don't think an elected Republican has done. I don't think an elected Republican's actually turned the tables on the issue of abortion against a Democrat. Now, I know that all kinds of so-called conservative activists -- like Phyllis Schlafly is superb on this when she gets in debates with these leftists -- don't misunderstand. But I'm talking about elected officials who normally run from this issue. You remember what this is about. Rand Paul's up there after he's announced, and...
  • What the Times Doesn’t Get about the Second Amendment (brilliant piece by Ted Cruz)

    04/19/2015 6:33:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies
    Nationalreview.com ^ | 4/19/15 | Ted Cruz
    On Friday, the New York Times stated, in a blaring headline, that my support for Second Amendment rights is “strange.” In particular, the writer took issue with my statement that “”the Second Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.” In addition to “strange,” the NYT described this view as “ridiculous,” “silly,” and “absurd” (methinks the...
  • Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism

    04/19/2015 2:59:35 PM PDT · by Garvin · 3 replies
    Mises Daily ^ | December 2, 2006• | Ludwig von Mises
    Interventionism, Allegedly a Middle-of-the-Road Policy A second group seems to be less radical. They reject socialism no less than capitalism. They recommend a third system, which, as they say, is as far from capitalism as it is from socialism, which as a third system of society's economic organization, stands midway between the two other systems, and while retaining the advantages of both, avoids the disadvantages inherent in each. This third system is known as the system of interventionism. In the terminology of American politics it is often referred to as the middle-of-the-road policy. What makes this third system popular with...
  • Rand Paul’s Brother: “No Difference” Between Rand And My Dad On Ideology

    04/19/2015 2:40:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | April 18, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “The difference is purely in implementation. If you had a philosophical discussion on what the world should look like, there would be no difference.”(AUDIO-AT-LINK) Rand Paul’s brother says that when it comes to ideology, there’s “no difference” between his brother, the Kentucky senator and Republican presidential candidate, and his father, the former congressman and three-time presidential candidate. Ronnie Paul, the eldest son of the former congressman and sometimes-surrogate for his brother, was speaking with libertarian podcaster Israel Anderson. He said that both his brother and father held the same beliefs, there’s just a difference in the implementation of how to...
  • Antonin Scalia: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The high Court’s counterweight

    04/19/2015 2:29:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Time ^ | April 16, 2015 | Antonin Scalia
    ... Having had the good fortune to serve beside [Ruth Bader Ginsburg] on [the U.S. Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court], I can attest that her opinions are always thoroughly considered, always carefully crafted and almost always correct (which is to say we sometimes disagree). That much is apparent for all to see ...
  • Ted Cruz: 'My Vote on Loretta Lynch is Unambiguously No'

    04/19/2015 1:43:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 06:35 PM | Todd Beamon
    exas Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that he would not support Loretta Lynch for attorney general and that the only "way to defeat ISIS is a simple and clear military objective. "We will destroy them," Cruz said of the Islamic State to cheers at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. [snip] "We need a commander-in chief who says the objective is not to weaken, not to degrade ISIS," Cruz said in answering a summit participant's question. "It is to utterly and completely destroy ISIS. [snip] Any decision on whether to use American combat troops should be "driven by the...
  • Scott Walker backs pathway to citizenship at private dinner

    04/19/2015 1:34:57 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | Peter Hamby
    p class="zn-body__paragraph">Washington (CNN)Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorsed a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during a private dinner with Republican leaders in New Hampshire two weeks ago, backing away from the more hard-line position he has staked out in public and obscuring where he stands on the hot-button issue.At a March 13 dinner at the Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford organized by New Hampshire GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Horn, Walker, a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, was asked how he would address the problem of roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.After he...
  • Ted Cruz Calls For Recognition of Armenian Genocide

    04/19/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    groong.usc.edu ^ | Sun, 19 Apr 2015 9:31:47 PDT | Mihran Keheyian
    Cruz: "The Massacre of the Armenian, Assyrian, and other Christian People Should be Called what it is: Genocide" WASHINGTON--Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on April 18 marked the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide with a statement calling for the proper recognition of the massacre of Armenian, Assyrian, and other Christian peoples as genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Cruz's statement, addressed to the Armenian Church of Austin, was read on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol, during the Austin Peace March and Rally, an observance attended...
  • Marco Rubio: Being Gay Is Not a Choice

    04/19/2015 12:03:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 128 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 19 Apr 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says he does not believe sexual orientation is a choice for the "enormous majority of people."The Florida senator's comments came Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation, where he said that it should be up to states rather than the Supreme Court to define marriage and that he considers marriage to be between a man and a woman. "I also don't believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for the vast and enormous majority of people. In fact, the bottom line is, I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with," Rubio said. He and...
  • Gun control: Burdensome legislation won’t stop criminals from getting guns

    04/19/2015 10:29:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    registerguard.com ^ | 4/19/2015 | James Fritz
    I’m a Democrat, I’m socially liberal, and I’m a gun owner. And when I say a new law won’t stop criminals from getting guns, I hope readers will at least pause for a moment to consider. The bill’s unintended consequences will further polarize politics, while doing nothing to keep guns away from criminals.
  • Think Global Warming Is Bad? Wait Until You Meet Sustainability

    04/19/2015 9:28:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | William Briggs
    The problem with global warming is that eventually it must meet reality. Either the globe is warming up at horrific rates as the models have promised, or it isn’t. And if it isn’t, then those still calling themselves “scientists,” and meaning it, must admit failure and move on.
  • The Loretta Lynch Race Game

    04/19/2015 9:16:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/19/2015 | Clarice Feldman
    Saturday’s Washington Post front page carries on its recent tradition of fanning racialist flames without substantial regard to fact or context. The header reads: “Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney general” and the first graph notes that “African American and other civil rights leaders” are infuriated that Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as attorney general has been held up because of -- you guessed it -- racism. Responding to the president’s dog whistle, National Action network and multimillionaire tax scofflaw Al Sharpton says he’s going on a three-day hunger strike to force consideration of her nomination. Be our guest,...
  • Legislators Reintroduce FIREARM Act to Expose ‘Race, Ethnicity’ Requirements for Gun Purchases

    04/19/2015 8:27:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    “This requirement by the ATF is another example how this administration continually makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to possess firearms,” said Congressman Ted Poe. “Forcing citizens who are lawfully purchasing guns to disclose race and ethnicity with the threat of federal prosecution if they fail to disclose is completely unnecessary. Bottom line, if a law-abiding citizen is lawfully purchasing firearms, race and ethnicity are irrelevant. It is time to stop punishing those who are following the law.”
  • Why Is the Government Stealing Raisins from Honest Farmers?

    04/19/2015 7:15:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2015 | George Will
    In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government’s reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horne’s raisins. New Dealers had bushels of theories, including this: In a depression, prices fall, so a recovery will occur when government compels prices to stabilize above where a free market would put them. So FDR’s “brain trust” produced “price stabilization”...
  • Veteran detained after taking American flag from protesters who were walking on it, report says

    04/19/2015 6:51:46 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    Fox News.com; Valdosta Daily Times ^ | April 19, 2015 | Valdosta Daily Times; unknown
    <p>A military veteran was reportedly detained and charged by Valdosta State University police in Georgia Friday after she took an American flag from a group of protesters who were walking on it.</p>
  • Court chilly to Barack Obama immigration moves

    04/19/2015 6:32:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | April 17, 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal appeals court signaled Friday that it is unlikely to allow President Barack Obama’s request to go ahead with a new round of relief for illegal immigrants, making it likely that the White House will have to take its legal case to the Supreme Court within days. The oral arguments before the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans were being closely watched by both sides in the heated immigration debate as a sign of whether the administration will be able to move forward with its plan to grant quasi-legal status and work permits to about 4...
  • Rogue conservative group takes on the GOP - promising ‘shot heard round the world’

    04/19/2015 6:23:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/18/15 | Jennifer Harper
    They’ve stood by and waited while establishment Republicans staged a noisy First in the Nation Leadership Summit in New Hampshire which drew 19 presidential hopefuls and a crush of media this weekend. Now they are ready to rumble: a feisty group of Granite State conservatives will move in. Literally. On Sunday, the 603 Alliance - activists loyal to founding principles and the Constitution - will stage a daylong summit in the very same hotel. They intend to winnow out the authentic conservative candidates - with much ado. “On April 19, in the city of Nashua, New Hampshire, the live-free-or-die state,...
  • Tennessee Senate Joins Convention of States Movement

    04/19/2015 6:21:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    Yesterday the Tennessee Senate approved a resolution applying for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, making it the seventh legislative house to pass this resolution in 2015. The resolution, which was adopted with 26 Senators voting in favor and just five voting against, calls for a convention “for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government.” Under Article V of the...
  • Ted Cruz, the Times, and Guns

    04/18/2015 10:01:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 18, 2015 | The Editors
    The New York Times is taking note of Senator Cruz’s suggestion that the Second Amendment was intended to “serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.” The Gray Lady calls it among the “ridiculous arguments against gun control.” It suggests the silliest such the idea is that the framers wanted to “preserve the possibility, or even encourage, the idea of armed rebellion against the government.” What arrests us about this note is the absence of any reference to Elbridge Gerry. Gerry was the representative from Massachusetts who, during the debate over the Second Amendment...
  • Slow Your Roll on Scott Walker

    04/18/2015 8:00:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/7/2015 | Steve Deace
    We’re still a year away from the first official votes being cast in the 2016 Republican presidential primary in my home state of Iowa. Yet some of my brethren seem willing to declare the contest over and award Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the victory before he’s truly been vetted. How about we make a guy go through the job interview before we hire him based solely off his resume? Now, to be sure Walker has an attractive resume, which is why I have several kind things to say about him in my book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win...