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  • Does Ted Cruz deserve his Very Good amnesty rating?

    05/30/2015 4:02:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    NumbersUSA ^ | May 30, 2015 | Chris Chmielenski, director of content & activism
    he most common critique of our 2016 Presidential Hopefuls comparison grid this week has been of our amnesty rating for Ted Cruz. The Texas Senator has a mixed history on the issue, but we've given Cruz our second best rating of "Very Good". There's one thing that's crystal clear about Cruz's position on offering work permits to illegal aliens -- he passionately opposes Pres. Obama's illegal and unconstitutional amnesties. Just this week, Cruz tweeted a response to a Hillary Clinton tweet that criticized a federal appellate court's decision to uphold the temporary injunction placed on Pres. Obama's 2014 executive amnesties....
  • Gov. Wolf talks funding, education with school, local officials at Pocono Mtn. West Jr. High [PA]

    05/30/2015 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 1 replies
    Pocono Record | May 28, 2015 | Lynn Ondrusek
    Gov. Tom Wolf made a visit to the Pocono Mountain West Junior High on Wednesday afternoon to talk about how the school spends its money. In a round-table discussion with Pocono Mountain school officials, as well as state representatives David Parker, Rosemary Brown and Jack Rader, and State Sen. Mario Scavello, Wolf learned how Pocono Mountain School District distributes it’s funding. (snip) Wolf said there is a need to understand the investment that is education. There is a choice, he said, of supporting public education, but it comes with the cost of the taxes and the possibility of losing a...
  • The Americans, by Generals Paul E. Vallely and Charles Jones

    05/30/2015 1:05:56 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 15 replies
    The American Report ^ | May 30, 2015 | Paul E. Vallely and Charles Jones
    May 30, 2015 Published by Stand Up America For: Limited Distribution The AMERICANS strongly believe that life, liberty, citizenship and the pursuit of happiness are the unalienable RIGHTS of every American Citizen that cannot be taken or transferred. However, not until We the People become brutally frank with ourselves and with each other will the Constitution be taken off the shelf and once again become operational. Only then can the Republic can be restored and preserved in its original ordained Constitutional Power and form. We The People have suffered enormously since 1913 under the combined rule of two domineering political...
  • Administration preps new gun regulations

    05/30/2015 12:41:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 30, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The Justice Department plans move forward this year with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations, according to list of rules the agency has proposed to enact before the end of the Obama administration. The regulations range from new restrictions on high-powered pistols to gun storage requirements. Chief among them is a renewed effort to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable or have been convicted of domestic abuse. Gun safety advocates have been calling for such reforms since the Sandy Hook school shooting nearly three years ago in Newtown, Conn. They say keeping guns...
  • Now it makes sense

    05/30/2015 10:22:06 AM PDT · by pgobrien · 23 replies
    30MAY15 | pgobrien
    Why would a country at war with islamic terrorists, indiscriminately import thousands of potential problems? Why would that SAME country also allow a porous, if not inviting, border for 'potentially hostile refugees' on the southern border while keeping the northern border hypersecure from people of a historical alliance? You can't solve a problem till there IS a problem, and it's way easier to solve if you created the problem. Remember Rahm, “never let a serious crises go to waste” Fast & furious and the porous southern border/importation of muslim refugees. It seems to be the same strategy of creating a...
  • The Boy Scouts Continue To Devolve Into A Garden Club

    05/30/2015 10:01:41 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rich Cromwell
    [Snip]... To be honest, the BSA hasn’t been doing well for a while. Membership has been steadily declining for decades, and recent decisions to go full Episcopalian—and you never go full Episcopalian—haven’t helped. But with this decision, and the resulting onslaught of righteous indignation, we see just how far a once-proud paramilitary organization has fallen. Why the change? The cynic in me, the one who remembers how long it took to evacuate us when we were sleeping in the woods without shelter and the skies opened up in biblical fashion that one weekend, thinks the BSA is now run by...
  • Ben Carson Among Top Five Republican Contenders Tied for Lead, New Poll Says

    05/30/2015 7:50:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson talks to pastors and community leaders during a meeting at the Bilingual Church in Baltimore, Maryland, May 7, 2015. No clear front-runner has emerged in the Republican field for 2016 in a new Quinnipiac University poll, which shows former neurosurgeon Ben Carson as one of the top five finishers, each with 10-percent support. The top five contenders are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, apart from Carson, according to the national survey conducted May 19-26 among 1,711 voters across the country....
  • Patriot Act That Dennis Hastert Passed Led To His Indictment

    05/30/2015 6:48:57 AM PDT · by Sawdring · 57 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/28/2015 | Daniel Marans
    On Oct. 24, 2001, then-House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) shepherded the Patriot Act through the House of Representatives. It passed 357 to 66, advancing to the Senate and then-President George W. Bush’s desk for signing. Hastert took credit for House passage in a 2011 interview, claiming it “wasn’t popular, and there was a lot of fight in the Congress” over it.
  • NASA Supports Replacing American Flag With A New Design

    05/30/2015 6:01:27 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 56 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | 5/28/2015
    Since Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, the iconic visual of the American flag they left behind marked NASA’s success in going where no man had gone before, marking their arrival for future visitors to see. Since then, all space suits worn by Americans have been adorned with the American flag. However, NASA has been supporting a design that may replace the American flag during space travel. The new flag, called the International Flag of the Planet Earth, is expected to represent Earth as a whole, rather than segment only the United States. According to the...
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Quickly approve the USA Freedom Act

    05/30/2015 5:54:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-29-2015 | Sen. Mike Lee
    More than four years ago, Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the Patriot Sunsets Extension Act of 2011. Since that day, May 26, 2011, it’s been known that key provisions of our nation’s counterterrorism surveillance programs are set to expire this June 1. That is why Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and I worked diligently on a bipartisan and bicameral basis to produce the USA Freedom Act. As with any legislation, the USA Freedom Act is not perfect. It does end the bulk collection of phone records and other data by...
  • Mitch McConnell's Party Ready to Give Way? (very interesting article)

    05/30/2015 5:37:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    teapartynation.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Jeff B. Willis
    Matt Bevin will be the Republican Gubernatorial nominee this fall in Kentucky. This surprising conclusion of a bitter, four-person primary took a lot by surprise. Most notably, Mitch McConnell. McConnell handily defeated Bevin last year in the Kentucky Senate primary. Many Tea Party members wrote Bevin off as a bad candidate. McConnell moved on to score a thumping of Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election. Bevin was pretty much a memory. Throughout the Gubernatorial race Bevin held third place. Then, at the 11th hour, the two front runners, James Comer and Hal Heiner became embroiled in a mud slinging...
  • Can True Conservatives Win in Primaries? One Group Has the Answer

    05/30/2015 5:32:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Art McGrath
    In many presidential elections, conservatives have been frustrated that they get stuck with establishment Republicans such as John McCain or Mitt Romney, their votes often lost among a plethora of candidates. A group of New Hampshire conservatives has a plan to consolidate behind a constitutional conservative in advance of the pivotal first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Primary, coming up in February. The group, the 603 Alliance, sees itself as a potential model for conservatives in other states that are sick of having establishment RINOs foisted upon them election after election. At a recent meeting in Littleton, New Hampshire, organizers of the 603...
  • McConnell Gives Poster Child of Corporate Welfare a Pass

    05/30/2015 5:29:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    There is nothing more rare in Washington than the opportunity to shutter the doors of a profligate federal agency. Thus the prospect of ending the wasteful and corrupt Export-Import Bank is even more enticing. Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has just handed the Democrats another gift that could possibly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory for Republicans and reauthorize the poster child of corporate welfare. In an irony of all ironies, McConnell was giving away roubles with his own party! ”political favors last week to Democrats willing to join him to…pass one of Obama’s biggest legislative priorities,...
  • Why do Mitch McConnell and John Boehner act like they have a Denny Hastert problem?

    05/30/2015 5:22:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 58 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/30/15 | Newsmachete
    Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, blah blah blah. Now, having gotten that obligatory sentence out of the way, if Denny Hastert is guilty of molesting a young boy, that's simply terrible. But why do Mitch McConnell and John Boehner seem to be acting as though they might also be blackmailed? Consider how Boehner and McConnell have given in to Obama on all of the following: 1) 100% of his budget requests. 2) Fully funding Obamacare without any restraints. 3) Fully funding Obama's illegal amnesty without any restraints. 4) Raising the debt ceiling repeatedly without any restraints. 5) Effectively giving...
  • FNN: Free Speech Rally at Phoenix Mosque

    05/29/2015 7:30:58 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 61 replies
    Fox 10 Phoenix ^ | May 29 | Fox News AZ
    LIVE: Watch Protesters at Phoenix Mosque,
  • First the Obamaphones, now the Obama ‘net

    05/30/2015 4:30:57 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 5/28/2015 | Ben Bullard
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to present a new proposal that would extend subsidies to low-income Americans who want to get online. The five-member commission, which is directed by three Democrats and two Republicans, intends to expand the current “Lifeline” program, which subsidizes income-eligible residents’ cellphone bills, to also encompass billing for Internet service. The plan dovetails philosophically with the FCC’s recent net neutrality proposal, which regards the Internet not as a luxury but as a necessity. By elevating it to a utility, the commission can argue that low-income Americans who can’t afford to pay for Internet access...
  • Clinton’s empty ‘old friend’ excuse on Sid Blumenthal

    05/30/2015 2:29:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5-29-15 | Editorial
    To hear Hillary Clinton tell it, Sidney Blumenthal was no more than an old friend trying to help out by dropping her an occasional unsolicited e-mail with advice. And the only reason she listened, she said, was to keep from being “caught in the bubble” of hearing only from “a certain small group of people.” Now we know better. Turns out Blumenthal was no casual correspondent: He was repeatedly plying her with dubious “intelligence” on Libya — much of which turned out to be false, but which she nonetheless passed on to State Department underlings. In fact, we learned this...
  • Prison officials want to buy nearly 5 million rounds

    05/29/2015 10:30:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | May 29, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Bids from 'Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses' sought by June 29 Another branch of the federal government is poised to make a massive purchase of ammunition, including hollow points, an expanding bullet designed for “maximizing tissue damage and blood loss or shock.” A new Federal Bureau of Prisons shopping list includes: 1 million 9 mm Lugar 124 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point rounds; 1 million 9 mm Lugar 124 Grain Jacketed Ball rounds; 1 million 9 mm Lugar 115 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point rounds; 1.5 million .223 caliber 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket rounds; 40,000 12 Gauge #4 Buckshot 27...
  • “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People” Forgets Free Speech Is a Civil Right

    05/29/2015 9:23:07 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Lifenews ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    There’s nothing quite like learning about the fate of your hard-fought advocacy work through a tweet. I was spending time with my wife and children, doing our devotions, enjoying a nice big breakfast, and not worrying about the world around us for those precious morning hours last week. As the kids scurried out the door for their homeschoolers’ dance class, I started flipping through all of the notifications on my phone. “@LifeHasPurpose @RyanBomberger Congrats on big 4th Circuit ?#FreeSpeech win vs. ?@NAACP censorship attempt!” Greg Scott of Alliance Defending Freedom tweeted. Talk about being caught off guard. I rushed to...
  • Distrust and Disorder: A Racial Equity Policy Summons Chaos in the St. Paul Schools

    05/29/2015 7:00:05 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Citypages ^ | 5/28/2015
    A student walks down a Harding High hallway wearing headphones, chanting along to violent rap lyrics. Teacher Erik Brandt taps him on the shoulder. Turn it down, he gestures. The kid stares at Brandt with chilling intensity. He points at the older man, fingers bent in the shape of a gun, and shoots. Then moves on. Within Harding's corridors is a turbulent clutter of students who push and cuss and bully their way from one end of the building to another. Brandt, a finalist for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year and a 20-year veteran of the English department, doubles as...
  • 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards

    05/29/2015 5:32:13 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 9 replies
    numbersusa.com ^ | Updated: 05/26/15 | Staff
    WHAT DO THESE GRADES MEASURE? For the most part, candidates are being measured by the recommendations and principles of the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform which favored an immigration system that protects the interests of American wage-earners (both U.S.-born and foreign-born). Commission members were chosen by leaders of each party in the Senate and House, with Chairwoman Barbara Jordan appointed by Pres. Bill Clinton. UPDATED WEEKLY: Every week, we add statements by candidates that modify or add texture to a candidate's stances. Then, each category rating and grade is re-calculated weekly. WHAT ARE WE MISSING? Are you aware of...
  • James E. Fendry Aim For Understanding (Pro 2nd Amendment piece.)

    05/29/2015 4:18:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | James Fendry
    I remember the first time I noticed the phrase “gun violence” being used in the media. What about all the other forms of violence, I wondered; such as, violence committed with knives, baseball bats, table lamps, golf clubs and garden tools? When used as weapons, these items can be no less fatal or injurious than firearms. People were being murdered by strangulation, drowning, and blows from what the F.B.I. refers to as ‘hands and feet’. The FBI was reporting that about 60% of the homicides in America were a result of the misuse of firearms and the remaining 40% were...
  • LePage vows to veto Democratic bills until tax plan passes

    05/29/2015 2:54:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Alanna Durkin
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Republican Gov. Paul LePage vowed Friday to veto every Democratic-sponsored bill that gets to his desk for the rest of the time he's in office unless the Legislature agrees to let residents weigh in on whether to get rid of the income tax. "The Maine people deserve to have a say on the income tax and until they lift it, that's my leverage," LePage said during a wide-ranging and spirited news conference at the Blaine House. "And yes, is that politics? I'm playing their game. I'm finally learning to play the game of the politician." LePage...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 29,2015

    05/29/2015 2:51:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 29, 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
  • Inevitable: Rand Paul supporting group labels Ted Cruz “the capitulating Canadian”

    05/29/2015 2:27:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We had a hit in the headlines section this week about how Rand Paul is “under attack” from the rest of the GOP field and it’s probably the best thing that could happen to him. Clearly one of the Super PACs supporting the Kentucky Senator is getting into the spirit of the battle… though perhaps a bit too much. As The Hill reports today, America’s Liberty PAC has released one of the very first attack ads of the cycle as we approach the deadline for the expiration of the PATRIOT Act, and one of their chief targets is Ted...
  • Christie Should Really Stop Bragging About That Time He Used the PATRIOT Act to Entrap an Idiot

    05/29/2015 1:32:19 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 3 replies
    reason.com ^ | May. 29, 2015 12:14 pm | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    The story, as told in this classic 2005 This American Life episode, is a tale of ineptitude, entrapment, and bureaucratic self-perpetuation, starring very young U.S. attorney Christopher (!) Christie. The episode is a full hour, and you should absolutely listen to (or at least read) the whole thing. But until then, enjoy some highlights from Christie's dogged the pursuit of this dangerous terrorist: Here is a list of what Lakhani claims he can acquire, when prodded by an FBI informant: Stinger missiles ammo submarines night-vision goggles (although the exchange makes clear that he think that might just be another term...
  • House bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance

    05/29/2015 12:47:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance. The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon, and would impose a fine of $10,000 if an owner is found not to have it. Service members and law enforcement officers, however, would be exempt from the requirement. “We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns," Maloney said in a statement. "The results are clear: car fatalities have declined by 25...
  • Motorcyclist files lawsuit over Waco biker brawl arrest

    05/29/2015 12:45:51 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 63 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Jason Trahan, WFAA
    A 30-year old father and former firefighter who is also a member of a motorcycle club has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging he was illegally swept up in the police dragnet following this month's Twin Peaks biker shootout in Waco.
  • Surprise: Most Democrats think illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote

    05/29/2015 11:36:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/29/2015 | Allahpundit
    Of course they do. They know which party will benefit, handsomely, if that’s permitted.Why, if it weren’t for non-citizens voting illegally in federal elections, we probably wouldn’t have ObamaCare. Fifty-three percent (53%) of Democrats think tax-paying illegal immigrants should have the right to vote. Twenty-one percent (21%) of Republicans and 30% of voters not affiliated with either major political party agree.Women are more supportive than men of letting tax-paying illegal immigrants vote, but the two are in general agreement that the size of voting districts should be determined by counting only the number of eligible voters.Voters under 40 are...
  • 2016 hopefuls Christie, Cruz court Jewish donors in New York

    05/29/2015 10:16:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 29, 2015, 4:41 pm | JILL COLVIN
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — One declared and one likely Republican presidential contender criticized the administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran and reaffirmed their support for Israel as they courted wealthy Jewish donors Thursday at a gala in New York.</p> <p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a declared presidential candidate, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is widely expected to jump into the race next month, criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of the Middle East as they worked to impress donors at the third annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala.</p>
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Line Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 29,2015

    05/29/2015 8:55:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Gov. Bobby Jindal talks with Howie Carr

    05/29/2015 8:48:50 AM PDT · by Gollum24 · 1 replies
    HowieCarrShow.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Interview with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • Cuba removed from US terror sponsor list

    05/29/2015 8:35:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015
    The U.S. has taken Cuba off its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Secretary of State John Kerry has signed an order removing Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
  • Federal Judge Not Impressed With DOJ Attempts to Get Lawsuit Against Obamacare Thrown Out

    05/29/2015 7:56:45 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Since Obamacare was passed in 2010, dozens of changes have been made to the legislation by executive fiat, not through Congress. One of those changes includes the Obama administration going around Congress to issue payments from the Treasury Department directly to health insurance companies. Another change is President Obama's February 2014 action to delay the Obamacare employer mandate, which requires companies with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance under the law. By implementing the delay, the administration effectively altered the law without a vote from Congress. In November 2014, the House of Representatives sued over the changes coming...
  • James Comer Concedes Republican Primary for Governor in Kentucky; Matt Bevin Is Nominee

    05/29/2015 6:38:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 29, 2015
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  • Federal Reserve: These states are stealing from the poor

    05/29/2015 5:30:02 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 44 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 26 May 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    A team of researchers at the Federal Reserve are pointing fingers at more than a handful of states they say are actively undermining the government's attempts to curb income inequality. According to a new paper, the federal tax code works to compress income inequality across the U.S., a problem that has been growing since 1980. The general idea is that high earners should be taxed at higher rates, allowing a good portion of that revenue to go into programs that help lower-income people. In contrast, some states have instituted "regressive" tax policies that offset federal taxes and widen the growing...
  • Obama Is Suspending the Law Designed to Deter Illegal Immigration

    05/29/2015 3:17:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/15 | Ian Smith
    A key part of the Fifth Circuit’s decision to keep the freeze on President Obama’s amnesty programs was the 25-page dissenting opinion written by the panel’s lone Obama appointee. Not only does it point to how the bloc-voting liberal justices of the Supreme Court will ultimately treat the case, it almost wholly focuses on the threshold issue of “prosecutorial discretion”: an executive-branch power that, if expanded to include mass grants of amnesty, would remove the last vestige of authority that Congress and the courts have in preventing immigration anarchy at our nation’s southern border. The “essential point of disagreement” that...
  • Marilyn Mosby (Baltimore), Nick Mosby to serve as circus ringmasters

    05/29/2015 3:10:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/28/2015
    What a busy few weeks Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has had. She appeared onstage with Prince. Sat down for an interview with Vogue. And, of course, she made national news by pressing charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody. Now Mosby and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby, are about to be guest ringmasters for the UniverSoul Circus. The couple is also slated to accept the "UniverSoul Circus Community Service Award for their commitment to the well-being of the Baltimore community" at Friday afternoon's performance,...
  • Doctors Advised Mom to Abort Her Baby Girl With Down Syndrome, She’s Now Healthy

    05/29/2015 12:34:04 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In 2012, Michaela and Christopher were at their 20-week ultrasound patiently waiting to find out if they were having a boy or a girl. However, instead of finding out the sex of their baby they were told that their child had some very serious health problems and that they should consider abortion. Michaela explained, “As we went for our routine 20 week scan we were excited to find out if it was definitely a girl we were having, it was the happiest day of our lives after having our two sons Kaiden (4) and Bayley (2). We were scanned for...
  • The Presidential Skill Set: What you want in a leader won’t show up on the résumé.

    05/28/2015 9:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard The Magazine ^ | The June 8, 2015 Issue | Jay Cost
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry is gearing up for another presidential run and recently fired a shot across the bow of some of his competitors. In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Perry said that while he had “great respect” for senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, they were not ready to be president: I’ve had more than one individual say, “You know what, if you want to be the president of the United States, you ought to go back to your home state and be the governor and get that executive experience before you go lead this...
  • House GOP demands criminal investigation into Lois Lerner

    05/28/2015 9:43:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Insisting Lois G. Lerner is still a target, congressional Republicans sent a letter to new Attorney General Loretta Lynch Thursday asking her to follow through on their official request last year for a criminal investigation into Ms. Lerner’s behavior at the IRS. Led by Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Republicans said it’s been more than a year and the Justice Department has yet to respond to the referral the committee approved on April 9, 2014, listing three areas where lawmakers believe Ms. Lerner may have broken the law. “The committee continues to...
  • Walter E. Williams on the Economic Effects of Illegal Immigration

    05/28/2015 7:04:28 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 4 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/28/15 | Bob Parks and Laura Erickson
    In the final part of our exclusive interview with Professor Walter E. Williams (Economics Department, George Mason University), the economic and cultural effects of illegal immigration on the United States are explained... plus a bonus!
  • After Getting Shot Down By Federal Court, Obama Just Got Slapped Down By Anti-Amnesty Voters

    05/28/2015 6:13:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | 5/28/15 | Norvell Rose
    Barack Obama’s bad week just got even worse, with a one-two gut-punch against the president’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants. Tuesday’s federal appeals court ruling upholding the temporary block of Obama’s executive order has now been followed by a new poll showing an increasing number of Americans lining up against an overreaching president’s unilateral action. As Western Journalism reported yesterday, Obama’s effort to defer deportation and grant certain citizenship rights to millions of illegal immigrants was dealt a stunning setback. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit kept in place a Texas judge’s block on the executive order,...
  • Recanvass Confirms Matt Bevin as Winner of Kentucky Gubernatorial Primary

    05/28/2015 6:08:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/28/15 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Results of a recanvass of votes cast in last week’s Kentucky gubernatorial primary confirm that Tea Party-supported Matt Bevin has won. As Breitbart News reported, Bevin’s original margin of victory was a mere 83 votes. ABC News is now reporting that the recanvassing results show that Bevin held his 83 vote lead. News of the recanvass outcome was yet another sign of Bevin’s remarkable political comeback. One year ago he was soundly defeated by incumbent Senator Sen. Mitch McConnell in a divisive and vitriolic Republican primary. The recanvass, which began at 9 a.m. on Thursday, was conducted by every county...
  • Tea Party Favorite Matt Salmon Considering John McCain Challenge in 2016

    05/28/2015 6:05:02 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 5/28/15 | Andrea Drusch
    Rep. Matt Salmon is "taking a serious look" at a primary run against Sen. John McCain in 2016, a source close to the representative told National Journal on Thursday. The statement is the strongest indication yet that the tea-party-backed politician from Arizona might leave his House seat to challenge the five-term incumbent. The source, who requested anonymity to speak candidly about Salmon's possible plans, said the congressman has been "gratified by the strong level of support" he's seen from supporters, and would likely make a decision by early August. If Salmon runs, it would begin what would likely be the...
  • Walker: I Disagree With Rand On NSA,ISIS

    05/28/2015 5:31:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Wisconsin Governor and prospective GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker expressed his disagreement with Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on ISIS and the NSA on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Armed Bikers Plan to Draw Cartoons of Mohammed Outside a Mosque in Arizona

    05/28/2015 4:42:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 5/28/15 | David Francis
    An armed biker gang. Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. A mosque in Arizona. What could possibly go wrong?We’ll find out Friday, when two organizers — Jon Ritzheimer and Flash Nelson — host what’s being billed as a peaceful demonstration outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. It’s the former site of worship for Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, who were killed after opening fire outside a May 3 contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in suburban Dallas. Simpson had no direct link to the Islamic State but was sympathetic to its cause. Many Muslims consider depictions of Mohammed blasphemous.Just...
  • Obama EPA Officials Rewrite Clean Water Act to Include Control of Muddy Farm Puddles & Prairie...

    05/28/2015 3:58:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency rewrote the Clean Water Act from 88 pages to 2,200 pages.The new regulations will put the EPA in control of muddy farm puddles and prairie potholes. (video at link)The Wall Street Journal reported, via Instapundit: The Clean Water Act limits the federal government to regulating the “navigable waters of the United States” like the Colorado River or Lake Michigan. In 1986 the EPA expanded that definition to seize jurisdiction over tributaries and adjacent wetlands. Now it is extending federal control over just about any creek, pond, prairie pothole or muddy farm field that EPA says...
  • Hastert, Illinois Republicans to Call for Immigration Overhaul

    05/28/2015 3:49:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 21, 2014 | Matt Fuller
    An immigration overhaul may not have enough GOP support to pass the House, but the idea has found some Republican support in Illinois. Former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., is slated to join a number of prominent Illinois Republicans and CEOs on Tuesday to call on GOP leaders to pass a national immigration overhaul. Republican Reps. Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger are also scheduled to give video testimonials on the subject.
  • Civilians get new authority in Cleveland police settlement

    05/28/2015 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 28, 2015
    Cleveland's settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on reforming the city's troubled police department calls for civilians to play influential roles in investigating police misconduct and establishing policies and procedures. The 105-page agreement details new rules for how officers employ, report and investigate uses of deadly and nonlethal force, to include prohibitions against shooting at moving vehicles, striking suspects in the head with their firearms and using stun guns to inflict pain, examples of which were cited in the DOJ investigative findings. The agreement also requires Cleveland police to make community policing, which requires officers to work with...