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  • Clinton email release falls well short of judge’s order

    07/31/2015 10:16:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-31-15 | Stephan Dinan
    State Dept. fails to release 1,000 messages The State Department admitted it was violating a judge’s order Friday in releasing only 1,356 new emails from former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s time in the administration, with officials saying they’re falling behind because they are having to run all of the documents by intelligence agencies to make sure classified documents aren’t being released. It’s the latest stumble for a department put on the spot by Mrs. Clinton’s unique email set-up, which saw her reject a State Department account and instead issue herself a private account, kept on a server she maintained at...
  • Gun control advocates launch campaign to drop gun emoji from iPhones (VIDEO)

    07/31/2015 10:13:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Guns.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | by Chris Eger
    An anti-gun organization in New York on Thursday debuted a social media campaign to convince Apple to remove the ideogram depicting a gun from their iPhones.Watch the YouTube Video. New Yorkers Against Gun Violence kicked off their “Disarm the iPhone” drive this week with a website, video and press release targeting the popular mobile devices. The group cautions that the emoji, one of hundreds on the product that come preloaded from the factory, reflects the ready access to guns in the country.“We realized that many Americans unknowingly carry a gun with them every day. The one that was given to...
  • Judge Orders Hillary Clinton to Answer for ‘Home-Brew’ Server

    07/31/2015 9:56:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-31-15 | Kristinn Taylor
    U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order late Friday afternoon ordering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and two of her most intimate State Department aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, to account for, under penalty of perjury, their use of Clinton’s ‘home-brew’ server kept at her Chappaqua, New York home during Clinton’s four-year tenure as secretary, as well as any official documents in their possession. The order came in a FOIA lawsuit by Judicial Watch that was re-opened by Judge Sullivan in June after Clinton’s circumvention of the FOIA laws was revealed when news broke of her...
  • Obama Administration War Against Apple and Google Just Got Uglier

    07/31/2015 9:30:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    the Intercept Unofficial Sources — FirstLook.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | by Jenna McLaughlin
    p>The Obama administration’s central strategy against strong encryption seems to be waging war on the companies that are providing and popularizing it: most notably Apple and Google. The intimidation campaign got a boost Thursday when a blog that frequently promotes the interests of the national security establishment raised the prospect of Apple being found liable for providing material support to a terrorist.Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the LawFare blog, suggested that Apple could in fact face that liability if it continued to provide encryption services to a suspected terrorist. He noted that the post was in response to an idea raised by Sen....
  • STUPID: DC Comics is making Superman a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protester

    07/31/2015 7:56:01 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/20115
    Some losers at DC Comics would rather indoctrinate their readers with politically correct social justice crap than actually write a decent story, because let’s face it – it’s a lot harder to write something worth reading: Yes, Action Comics #42 offer a new and idiotic vision of Superman as an anti-police officer protester. The new issue comes from the minds of Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder, who have imagined a much darker story for arguably the world’s most iconic superhero. The comic has been making waves for its controversial theme as the parallels to the riots in Ferguson and St....
  • Rubio: US has 'long' and 'painful' history of discrimination

    07/31/2015 7:37:08 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 55 replies
    AP ^ | July 27 2015 | Bill Barrow
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The United States must acknowledge a "painful, complicated" history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Monday between campaign speeches in South Carolina. Rubio told reporters that "decades and decades of discriminatory practices" have yielded a lack of economic opportunity for many minorities and sour relationships between law enforcement and minority communities, particularly African-Americans. "It's important for us to confront these issues because we can't fulfill our promise as a nation if we have a significant percentage of the population feeling as if the American dream is out of...
  • Trump campaign looking into staffer over Facebook posts

    07/31/2015 6:43:53 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Businessman Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is investigating reports that a campaign staffer wrote racially charged Facebook posts, CNN reported Friday evening. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the network that if confirmed to be true, advisor Sam Nunberg will be fired.  "They were offensive and they do not reflect Mr. Trump's position and we take them very seriously," Lewandowski said. "If it determined that Mr. Nunberg made these statements, then he will no longer be part of the campaign." Posts unearthed by Business Insider reportedly show Nunberg calling Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter the n-word, calling President Obama a “Socialist...
  • The Hair, the Boots, and the Great Communicator (Jeffrey Lord piece)

    07/31/2015 5:33:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 7/31/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    Amid all the sound and fury of the Trump surge, there are conservatives who have not taken to Donald Trump. Yet simultaneously, new polls show that the Trump surge continues, unabated. Shocking the Bush camp, a poll out of St. Petersburg, Florida – the St. Pete’s poll shows Trump defeating Florida’s own Jeb Bush (in Florida!) 26-20, carrying a full 22% of the Hispanic vote. A new Reuters poll has him leading the GOP pack with 25% to Bush’s 12%. Yet over at The Wall Street Journal, our friends who run the editorial page have bashed The Trump Apologists. Sir...
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights case

    07/31/2015 4:14:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-31-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – A federal judge on Friday tossed out former Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights lawsuit and declared Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment that forced Abrahamson out of her long-standing seat of power does indeed pass “constitutional muster.” U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson said he wasn’t persuaded by Abrahamson’s case. His ruling puts to rest the liberal justice’s claims that the amendment approved by Wisconsin voters in April unfairly led to her ouster as chief justice. “This court has been asked whether the immediate implementation of an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution concerning the structure of its court system...
  • A CEO raised his company's minimum wage to $70,000 a year, and some employees quit because of it

    07/31/2015 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 31, 2015 | by RACHEL SUGAR
    When Dan Price, CEO of the Seattle-based credit card payment processing firm Gravity Payments, announced he was raising the company's minimum salary to $70,000 a year, he was met with overwhelming enthusiasm. But in the weeks since then, it's become clear that not everyone is equally pleased. Among the critics? Some of Price's own employees. Two of the company's "most valued" members have left the company, "spurred in part by their view that it was unfair to double the pay of some new hires while the longest-serving staff members got small or no raises." Maisey McMaster — once a big...
  • GOP Insiders: Trump Will Be Out Before Iowa

    07/31/2015 3:35:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31st, 2015 | by Mike Flynn
    A new National Journal survey of “Republican insiders” finds that 57 percent of these political professionals think Donald Trump will bow out of the Presidential race before the Iowa Caucuses. This survey probably says more about the state of the Republican political class than anything about the 2016 race or Republican voters. Interestingly, 65 percent of “Democrat insiders” believe Trump will compete in the Iowa Caucuses in February next year. The survey results could easily be dismissed as both groups answering what they hope will happen. Some Republican campaign professionals offered comments beyond the question:
  • Cruz to Obama: Let’s Settle This Like Men

    07/31/2015 2:40:51 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | July 31, 2015 - 4:43 am | Michael Walsh
    One of the reasons for Donald Trump’s continuing high standing in the early polls is his perceived willingness to stand up to PC bullies and speak his mind. Now along comes Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, standing up to the man who put the “bully” back into the bully pulpit: According to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is essentially financing terrorism. And he’s not backing down after the president called his comments “outrageous.”“If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz said during...
  • Does Global Warming Actually Increase Antarctic Sea Ice?

    07/31/2015 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    Discovery News ^ | July 31, 2015 | BY PATRICK J. KIGER
    People who insist that climate change isn’t happening often try to disprove it by pointing to what they see as contradictory phenomena. One of their most visually compelling arguments has centered upon Antarctic sea ice, which expanded to reach record levels in 2014. If the planet really is warming, they ask, then shouldn’t the ice in the southern ocean be melting? But now, in a new, not-yet-published paper, James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and colleagues push back even harder. They argue that the increase in Antarctic sea ice not only doesn’t refute climate...
  • Climate models are even more accurate than you thought

    07/31/2015 2:06:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 31, 2015 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Global climate models aren’t given nearly enough credit for their accurate global temperature change projections. As the 2014 IPCC report showed, observed global surface temperature changes have been within the range of climate model simulations. Now a new study shows that the models were even more accurate than previously thought. In previous evaluations like the one done by the IPCC, climate model simulations of global surface air temperature were compared to global surface temperature observational records like HadCRUT4. However, over the oceans, HadCRUT4 uses sea surface temperatures rather than air temperatures. There’s a common myth that models are unreliable, often...
  • How an obscure motion to 'vacate the chair' spoils House GOP's August vacation (WAHHHHHHH!!)

    07/31/2015 1:30:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | 7/31/15 | John Feheery
    The House is hitting the highways after passing a three-month extension of the Highway bill. In the game of chicken between the chambers of Congress, both sides blinked and the only real victim seems to be the small businesses that care deeply about the Export Import Bank. Republican leaders had a plan to talk about the Iran deal and some of their legislative accomplishments over the August recess. Unfortunately, Mark Meadows threw a monkey wrench into that plan. At the behest of somebody, the North Carolina second-term congressman and subcommittee chairman made a non-privileged motion to vacate the chair. Recommended:...
  • Rep. Diane Black Pushes to Defund Planned Parenthood [STATES, it's Your Turn]

    07/31/2015 1:11:53 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 6 replies
    TheDailySignal ^ | 7/30/15 | Diana Stancy
    Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., criticized the House of Representatives for not passing legislation prior to the annual August district work period to defund Planned Parenthood. “Over the past two weeks, we’ve all seen the gruesome videos showing the heartless depravity of this organization,” Black said in a speech Wednesday. “We issued statements, we made passionate floor speeches, and we pledged action. Now, our constituents would like to know when we’re going to follow through on that promise.”
  • Hillary Clinton Emails: 1,300 Messages From Private Account Released

    07/31/2015 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 31, 2015 | By JUSTIN FISHEL
    The State Department released a third batch of highly sought after emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial private email account today. Posted on the State Department's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website, the collection includes just over 1,300 emails all dated in 2009. One email sent to Secretary Clinton in November of 2009 shows how then-Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill described Iraqis as "a collective pain in the neck." The State Department has established a full-time staff, with one project manager, two case analysts, nine FOIA reviewers and a slew of additional information analysts who have been...
  • Ted Cruz to Hold Iowa Rally for Religious Liberty

    07/31/2015 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Isara · 5 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/31/15
    Persecuted American Christians from around the Country to Tell their StoriesHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will hold a Rally for Religious Liberty on August 21 in Des Moines, IA, calling attention to the religious persecution of Christian business owners and employees who have been sanctioned by their government because of their religious beliefs.Sen. Cruz will bring together eight people who represent six disturbing cases from around the country of government-sponsored religious persecution of those who refused to violate their convictions of faith.Hosting the Rally for Religious Liberty are Dick and Betty Odgaard from Grimes, Iowa. The Odgaards...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential candidate, coming to Savannah

    07/31/2015 10:52:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    Savannah Now ^ | July 31, 2015 - 12:56pm
    Sen. Ted Cruz's 2016 Republican presidential nomination campaigned has announced that the Texas senator will be in Savannah next week.Cruz is scheduled to be at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7.Complete list of 2016 presidential candidatesHe's the first candidate to visit Savannah. Donald Trump and Rick Perry both visited Sun City, S.C., in July.This will be the day after the first GOP presidential debate on Fox News.
  • Trump's presidential bid draws scorn and bemusement in Europe

    07/31/2015 10:47:02 AM PDT · by Mariner · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31st, 2015 | By Angus MacSwan
    LONDON (Reuters) - With his distressed hairstyle, voluptuous female companions and love of the media spotlight, U.S. tycoon Donald Trump is no stranger to people on this side of the Atlantic. But his bid to become president of the United States has got people scratching their heads. Seen by many as a kind of cartoon character despite his business successes, "The Donald" has baffled and angered in equal measure with a series of controversial comments. His remarks that many Mexican immigrants were rapists were widely reported in Europe and generally considered beyond the pale.
  • Occupational Licensing Hurts Just About Everyone, Says White House

    07/31/2015 10:39:13 AM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 35 replies
    reason.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    Libertarians have been objecting to occupational licensing on these grounds for decades, of course; the free-market friendly Institute for Justice has even been systematically suing to bring about their demise. But it's rare to see federal agencies recommend against more economic regulation, so let's all just savor this small victory a moment. The scathing report paints occupational licensing as a regulatory scheme that serves almost no one any good—raising consumer costs while failing to deliver improved quality; reducing employment opportunities, especially among the most economically vulnerable; and hampering state-to-state mobility and market innovation. "By one estimate, licensing restrictions cost millions...
  • Is the Supreme Court the ‘sick man’ of the Constitution? [So Says Senator Ted Cruz]

    07/31/2015 10:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | 07/30/2015 | Louis Gentilucci
    “A remedy is needed that will restore health to the sick man in our constitutional system,” said Senator Ted Cruz, shortly after the Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare and marriage equality in June. “With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections,” President Barack Obama warned after Citizens United in 2010. “Many of our politicians have surrendered to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges...
  • Ted Cruz’s Blunt Response to Mitt Romney Saying It Was ‘Way Over the Line’ to Say Iran Deal Would...

    07/31/2015 10:21:21 AM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 31, 2015 | Jon Street
    Ted Cruz’s Blunt Response to Mitt Romney Saying It Was ‘Way Over the Line’ to Say Iran Deal Would Make Obama ‘Financier’ of Terror Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz fought back Thursday after Mitt Romney criticized him for saying the Obama administration would become the “leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism” if Congress approves the Iran nuclear deal. Romney had taken to Twitter to say that Cruz’s comment was “over the line.” I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney)...
  • Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation Clarifying Congressional Review Period for Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/31/2015 10:09:50 AM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 31, 2015
    Gathered bipartisan grassroots leaders to combat devastating agreementWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) yesterday introduced a resolution, S. Res. 238, defining the start of Congress’ 60-day review period and detailing flaws within the submittal of the agreement. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 mandates that the 60-day congressional review period cannot begin until the nuclear agreement with Iran, and all related materials outlined in the Act, are transmitted to Congress. President Obama has failed to provide separate side agreements and federal guidance materials to Congress, so the review period cannot have begun without the majority leader’s consent. On Tuesday, Sen....
  • Conservatives Successfully Defeat Egregious Corporate Welfare: Export-Import Bank Remains Expired

    07/31/2015 9:59:10 AM PDT · by Isara · 80 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 30, 2015
    Congress must preserve today’s win for American taxpayersWASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the Senate's final passage of a long-term highway reauthorization bill. Immediately following its passage, the Senate approved a three-month highway extension, which the House passed earlier in the week. This short-term extension did not include a provision to resurrect the Export-Import Bank and has been sent to the president for his signature."Today was a major win. Just one week ago, the Washington Cartel was certain that the Export-Import Bank -- a quintessential example of cronyism and corporate welfare -- would be...
  • Cecil The Lion Stirs More Outrage Than Abortion Mogul Cecile The Lyin' [Romans 1]

    07/31/2015 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 7/31/2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Society has a funny way of deciding when to express outrage. Millions of innocent humans (aka pregnancy tissue) are slaughtered, and their fully intact body parts are sold. Crickets. A single lion, which was unknown to most of us, gets hunted for sport. International drama. I despise the thought of big game hunting, but it never ceases to amaze me how rhetorically violent animal rights activists become when these creatures are harmed or killed. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has called for the hunter involved, Dr. Walter Palmer, to be hanged. The puppy-killing, celebrity-studded, publicity-stunt-centered organization epitomizes...
  • Why Romney and Bush want Cruz to mumble like they do

    07/31/2015 9:32:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    NewsMachete.com ^ | July 31, 2015
    Mitt Romney is in love with Ted Cruz. So is Jeb Bush. They both must be, or else why would they care enough to offer advice to Ted Cruz in his campaign to become President?Appearing on the Chad Hasty Show on radio station KFYO in Lubbock, Texas, Cruz condemned both Romney and Bush “[for] talking about ‘now take it easy guys you don’t really need to oppose this Iranian nuclear deal quite so forcefully.’” According to Cruz, both are members of the Washington foreign policy establishment and are unwilling to oppose the deal with sufficient vigor.Earlier this week, Cruz told...
  • Mitt Romney defends Obama while attacking Ted Cruz

    07/31/2015 9:08:23 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 87 replies
    The Strident Conservative ^ | July 31, 2015 | David Leach
    On Tuesday, Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) had this to say about Obama’s deal with Iran: “If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism. Billions of dollars under the control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans.” Not much to argue about, right? So you’d think a “severe conservative” like Mitt Romney would support Cruz for taking a strong conservative stand against the nuclear ambitions of a terrorist nation.Well… while...
  • Mitt Romney walks right into Ted Cruz’s trap: Why his new attack only helps the Texas huckster

    07/31/2015 8:57:28 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, JUL 31, 2015 02:59 AM PDT | JIM NEWELL
    Willard “Mitt” Romney to the rescue! In his latest act as self-appointed guardian of Republican Party decency, the candidate who said whatever nonsense he needed to say in order to win the 2012 Republican nomination is chastising an uncouth member of the current field. While he has not tweeted about Mike Huckabee’s assertion that President Obama was leading Jews to the “door of the oven,” he has taken Ted Cruz to task for his own marginally less egregious comment: I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the...
  • WHICH CONSERVATIVE LEADER JUST SAID THAT TED CRUZ WILL TAKE ON THE ‘WASHINGTON ESTABLISHMENT’?

    07/31/2015 8:41:47 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    VIDEO The man who has spent decades pointing out media bias against Christians and conservatives has bypassed the media, releasing an online video endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz as the best hope of gaining the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.Brent Bozell founded the Media Research Center and is president of the Conservative Victory Committee. A conservative stalwart, he described how the GOP’s numerically inferior donor class manages to foist its candidate on the party over and over again.“The Republican Party Establishment is counting on conservatives being divided, so they can again nominate a moderate, do-nothing candidate,” he warned.“Make no mistake: If the...
  • Defense Department authorizes arms for military recruiters

    07/31/2015 6:53:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Bob Unruh
    A new report says the U.S. military is authorizing service members who are at remote locations – such as a recruitment center – to be armed, even if they’re not in law enforcement. In fact, a military spokesman said commanders already had the authority to “arm qualified troops at recruiting and other off-base sites.” Whether that’s a clarification of existing authority or an expansion, the protocol certainly now is being emphasized that the U.S. military needs to be aware of “the continuing threat to DoD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by Homegrown Violent Extremists.” According to a report at...
  • Hillary’s “classified” excuse doesn’t wash

    07/31/2015 3:08:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 7-30-15 | Paul Mirengoff
    Scott has called today’s McClatchy story about Hillary Clinton’s emails “must read.” I agree. McClatchy reports that the classified emails known to have been stored on the former Secretary of State’s private server contained information from five intelligence agencies, and included material related to the fatal 2012 Benghazi attacks. And this, if I understand correctly, is just from a sample of 40 emails. Clinton’s defense continues to be that she “did not send nor received anything that was classified at the time.” (emphasis added) But even if this turns out to be true, it is not a satisfactory response for...
  • Scott Walker expands 2016 lead in Iowa poll

    07/31/2015 2:27:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Sun Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Chad Merda P
    It’s one of the few polls that has some separation atop the 2016 GOP field, and it shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker expanding his lead. The new Iowa poll conducted by Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register has Walker getting support from 17 percent of the 402 registered Iowa voters who say they are likely to attend 2016 GOP caucuses. In the previous poll, Walker came in at 15 percent. [snip] In favorability rankings, Walker also leads the pack, with 66 percent of Republicans saying they view him favorably. [snip]
  • Hillary: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don’t Understand Why I Should Be President

    07/30/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength, the candidate explained in an interview with the morning newsletter The Skimm, is her “passionate commitment to helping people.” The passion was on display in 2009, for example, when Clinton personally intervened to help Swiss bank UBS settle a lawsuit with the IRS and thus protect the identities of tens of thousands of Americans who may or may not be evading U.S. taxes through Swiss bank accounts. Clinton was also asked about her greatest weakness. Here’s what she said: Got that? Clinton’s biggest fault is her inability to deal with you idiots who can’t comprehend why...
  • Sen. Cruz: Hillary ‘Embodies The Corruption Of Washington’

    07/30/2015 9:41:31 PM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    ---COLMES: ... Do you ever wince and say ‘Dad please don’t say that, you’re going to hurt my chances.’ Does that conversation ever take place?SEN. CRUZ: Well no and I’ll tell you there has been an effort in the media and among some Democrats to try to paint a scary picture of my father. My father is an extraordinary man. He is a pastor, he is the most loving person I’ve ever known and listen, his personal narrative poses a real threat to many on the left because many on the left like to portray big government as the only...
  • GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz coming to Wyoming

    07/30/2015 9:08:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 07/30/2015 | Laura Hancock
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is speaking in Cheyenne on Aug. 20 at a Wyoming Republican Party event.Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, will be the keynote speaker at the First Annual Chairman’s Reception at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch in Cheyenne.The event is a ceremony in which party Chairman Matt Micheli will name the GOP volunteer of the year.“It’s a fundraiser for the party, not for him,” Micheli said of Cruz. “He’s supporting the party in that.”At 2 p.m., there will be a reception with Cruz and anyone who wants to pay $500 to meet him and get their photo...
  • CCAGW Honors Sen. Ted Cruz for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

    07/30/2015 8:03:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Business Wire ^ | July 30, 2015 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in the Senate. Sen. Cruz was one of the 17 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2014 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.” Since he was elected in 2012, he has a lifetime rating of 99 percent. The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, highlights the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. It identifies members whose impeccable voting records helped...
  • Judge to IRS attorneys: I’m about to charge Koskinen personally with contempt

    07/30/2015 6:15:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has had a bad week. Thanks to his efforts to obstruct a Congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, House Republicans have demanded his dismissal by Barack Obama, and have threatened to impeach Koskinen if Obama does nothing. On top of that, a federal judge yesterday got fed up with the IRS’ attempts to obstruct a FOIA demand that he threatened to haul Koskinen into court in order to charge him with contempt. It might be a bad week for the IRS’ attorneys, too: During the a status hearing today, Sullivan...
  • Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip

    07/30/2015 5:33:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 30, 2015
    A 52-year-old woman with a permit to carry a handgun in Florida could face up to 10 years in prison after being arrested in Jersey City while attempting to board a ferry to Ellis Island while carrying a gun, authorities said. Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14 and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. She is scheduled to appear in Hudson County Superior Court on Aug. 12, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said today.
  • AP Reporter Mocks State Dept Spox Over Iran Secret Deal

    07/30/2015 4:51:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | by Blake Seitz
    AP reporter Matt Lee sparred with a State Department spokesperson who insisted the administration was adequately briefed on a side deal between the IAEA and Iran, despite not having read it. “We haven’t received a written copy of it, but we have been briefed on its contents,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said. “So someone with a photographic memory has looked at it and copied everything down in their brain and then repeated it up on the Hill?” Lee asked. The Obama administration has defended this anti-transparency measure, calling it standard practice and objecting to the term “secret deal.”...
  • Congress Must Reject the Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 4:41:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    TIME ^ | July 30, 2015 | Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Ron DeSantis
    Over the last several months the Obama Administration has consistently maintained that no deal with Iran is better than a bad deal, but we now know this claim — as with many claims made throughout these negotiations — was merely political spin. The deal announced by the Obama Administration last week provides Iran with $150 billion in unfrozen assets with which to fund terrorism, puts our national security at risk, and does little to stop Iran’s quest for a nuclear weapon. For these reasons and others we believe that Congress must reject this deal. President Obama promised that a deal...
  • “Way over the line”: Mitt Romney slams Ted Cruz for unhinged “terrorism” charge against Obama

    07/30/2015 4:40:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    After Mitt Romney rips Ted Cruz on Twitter, the Tea Partyer goes for a full-throated attack “If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said this week of the multinational nuclear agreement with Iran. “Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans,” Cruz explained to a group of supporters. Cruz, apparently competing for the title of Republican presidential candidate who...
  • Presidential hopeful to ‘Cruz’ into Bartlesville

    07/30/2015 4:33:34 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise ^ | July 29, 2015 | Nathan Thompson
    Texas Republican Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz will make Bartlesville the target of his campaign with an event at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in mid-August, officials have confirmed with the Examiner-Enterprise.Cruz will be speaking in a joint event with Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Lyon Fine Arts Center on the campus of OKWU, located at 2201 Silver Lake Road. The rally is open to the public.According to Dr. Everett Piper, president of OKWU, the university is excited to host the event.“While Oklahoma Wesleyan University does not endorse a candidate for president,...
  • New York minimum wage increase: Who really pays

    07/30/2015 4:14:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Jeanne Sahadi
    New York's new $15 minimum wage for fast food workers applies to more than 100 brands doing business in the state. The only criteria: They must operate in at least 30 locations nationwide. Laura Jankowski owns three Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchises on Long Island. The brand has 16 locations in New York and more than 400 nationwide. Research suggests that most fast food workers in New York are 22 or older. But Jankowski says the vast majority of her employees are high school and college students. Most earn $8.75 an hour but her shift leaders earn $9.75. The new higher...
  • A breakdown of New York’s Obamacare numbers

    07/30/2015 3:55:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Capital New York ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Dan Goldberg
    New Yorkers are proving to be cost conscious when choosing a private health insurance plan from New York State of Health, the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, which has now enrolled more than 10 percent of state residents. Of the 2.1 million enrollees, 415,352 chose a private plan, 1,568,345 signed up for Medicaid and 159,716 enrolled in Child Health Plus, according to an enrollment report released Wednesday by the state's health department. Other highlights from the report: - The state's call center handled calls in 92 different languages and dialects. - Two-thirds of those who purchased a private...
  • Los Angeles bans 10-round firearm magazines

    07/30/2015 3:03:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already said he would sign the ordinance, which according to the council, will close a loophole in state law already banning the sale and manufacture of such magazines. Anyone who owns the magazines will have 60 days to remove them from the city or turn them over to the Los Angeles Police Department for destruction, transfer or sale. Supporters of the measure believe it will help law enforcement officials prevent mass shootings in the city.
  • Just Say It: Trump Has No Standing to Debate in My Party

    07/30/2015 3:36:57 PM PDT · by Mariner · 87 replies
    Huffington Post Entertainment ^ | July 30th.2015 | Jonathan Funke
    Donald Trump has broken the political contract with my party. The RNC should return the favor and bar him from the debates, even if it costs us the election Donald Trump has said plenty to offend humanity at large, which humanity, ever the sucker for a train wreck, keeps rewarding with high ratings. But speaking strictly as a perennially disappointed Northeast Republican, what I find most outrageous is his transparent abuse of my party for expediency's sake. Rick Wilson recently pointed out on CNN, as others have, that Trump isn't even consistently registered as a Republican, probably rendering him ineligible...
  • Six-month-old baby gets lifetime hunting license in US

    07/30/2015 3:24:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 30, 2015
    Daylen Brickley, a baby from the US state of New Hampshire, is the proud owner of a lifetime permit to hunt and fish - the first license holder under a new program. His fishing license is valid, but he will need to complete a hunter safety course before receiving that permit. His mother, Erica Brickley, is not concerned about his future training. The whole family was raised around hunting and fishing, "so I figure he'll kind of get in the swing of things". "It was only natural to kind of keep it going," she told the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Venezuela troops occupy Polar food distribution warehouses

    07/30/2015 1:23:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 30, 2015 | Girish Gupta
    Venezuelan troops occupied a Caracas warehouse complex used by local food giant Empresas Polar and Nestle to distribute food and beverages, workers and company officials said on Thursday. The move follows months of accusations by President Nicolas Maduro that Polar, the country's largest private employer, is working to sabotage the economy. The company denies the accusations.
  • Video: Sen. Ted Cruz IRS Hearing Highlighted on Fox News

    07/30/2015 12:20:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2015
    Video of the hearing on Bret Baier's Special ReportTed Cruz grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and assailed the agency he leads at a heated hearing Wednesday where he likened claims that emails from controversial ex-official Lois Lerner were lost to a Richard Nixon cover-up.