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  • The Top Three Reasons Why Liberals Hate Conservatives

    09/30/2014 6:17:48 PM PDT · by connell · 45 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Christopher Cook
    Have you ever been verbally assaulted by someone on the political left with a ferocity you didn’t quite understand? Have you seen it happen to friends and colleagues, or watched in horror as the media establishment does it to a public figure? At some point or other, nearly everyone on the political right has witnessed or been the victim of an attack designed not to elucidate facts, but rather to paint him or her as a villain. My attention was recently drawn to a typical such calumny from a Facebook exchange: Republicans hate anything that isn’t white, wealthy, and christian...
  • California governor vetoes ethics bills

    09/30/2014 5:19:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 7:43 PM EDT | Judy Lin
    Despite a series of political scandals that marred the California state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending. The Democratic governor said politicians should be subject to campaign finance rules, but the general activities addressed in the bills already are subject to regulation and disclosure. The political ethics bills originated in the state Senate, where lawmakers have been under a cloud after federal agents arrested two Democrats in unrelated corruption cases. Agents say supporters lavished gifts and dinners on Sens. Leland Yee...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 30,2014

    09/30/2014 2:54:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 30,2014 | 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
  • Victory! Boys born as boys can shower with girls in Kentucky school

    09/30/2014 2:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I probably would have missed this story were it not for Maggie Gallagher at The Corner. It seems that the good people on the appeal board considering a case at Atherton High School (part of the Jefferson County public school system) have determined that you can use the girls’ bathrooms, locker room and showers if you say you’re a girl. No physical required. A transgender teenager, who was born male but identifies as a female, can continue to use a women’s restroom and locker room at a Jefferson County Public School. In a 5-to-1 vote, an appeal board upheld...
  • What Ted Cruz would be risking by running for president in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/2014 | Philip Klein
    With his frequent trips to the early primary states and recent staff changes, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., is looking increasingly like somebody intending to run for president in 2016 — and it's easy to see why he would be tempted to do so. The next Republican race is going to be wide open, with no clear frontrunner, and the limited polling that exists on 2016 suggests Cruz would be starting out right in the mix with other candidates. If he declines to run and a Republican goes on to win the presidency, the earliest he'd be able to try would...
  • Somalis say: Show us the money

    09/30/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9-30-14 | Scott Johnson
    We’ve got a problem in the Twin Cities that is based in our large and still growing population of Somali immigrants. Somalis have been immigrating to Minnesota for more than twenty years now. They have taken advantage of all the services that our state and local institutions offer. They have been welcomed with open arms, in Minnesota’s characteristic style. Yet Minnesota’s Somali community — a/k/a “Minnesotans” — is the most fertile ground in the United States for the recruitment of terrorists by foreign terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle East. We are concerned that they may choose to return...
  • U.S. to give refugee status to limited number of Central American minors

    09/30/2014 1:39:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9-30-14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    AP Article -- link only
  • National Review Writer: Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Hanged

    09/30/2014 1:18:59 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 100 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | Tue Sep 30 2014
    Kevin Williamson, a correspondent for National Review, suggested Monday that women who have abortions should be hanged. Williamson's tweet came in a back-and-forth on twitter that started with Williamson's piece criticizing a blog post by actress and director Lena Dunham on why women should vote. The key part of the exchange was captured by Charles Johnson of the blog Little Green Footballs. Here is the exchange:
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

    09/30/2014 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 3:56 PM EDT | Don Thompson
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making California the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat. Brown announced the bill signing Tuesday. It was proposed by several Democrats and responds to a deadly rampage in May near the University of California, Santa Barbara. …
  • The History and Danger of Administrative Law [Imprimis]

    09/30/2014 12:49:29 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 5 replies
    Imprimis Hillsdale College ^ | September 2014 | Philip Hamburger
    There are many complaints about administrative law—including that it is arbitrary, that it is a burden on the economy, and that it is an intrusion on freedom. The question I will address here is whether administrative law is unlawful, and I will focus on constitutional history. Those who forget history, it is often said, are doomed to repeat it. And this is what has happened in the United States with the rise of administrative law—or, more accurately, administrative power.
  • Man Accused Of Shooting Down Drone

    09/30/2014 12:19:11 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 114 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 9-30-14
    "LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A New Jersey man was arrested after police say he shot down a neighbor’s remote control drone."
  • Retired GOP Senator Refused To Film Campaign Ad For Pat Roberts

    09/30/2014 12:13:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 9/30/14 | Dylan Scott
    Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker (R-KS) refused to film a campaign TV ad on behalf of vulnerable incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), the Kansas City Star reported Tuesday. Kassebaum Baker represented Kansas in the Senate from 1978 to 1997 and was succeeded by Roberts, who had been a congressman. Her father Alf Landon was governor of Kansas and the Republican nominee against FDR in 1936. “There’s just disappointment around the state,” she told the Star of Roberts. “They feel they don’t know him now.” Roberts is facing an unexpectedly robust challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman, who currently leads the...
  • Solzhenitsyn Quotes on Why Bearing Arms is Critical!

    09/30/2014 11:57:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    The Gulag Archipelago ^ | 1973 | Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    "And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to...
  • Communist Party of China to convene key meeting on rule of law Oct. 20-23

    09/30/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Xinhua News (China) ^ | September 30, 2014 | by Mengjie
    BEIJING -- The fourth plenary session, one of China's top political meetings, will carry the theme rule of law and has been scheduled for Oct. 20-23 in Beijing. The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee set the date for the fourth plenary session of the CPC 18th central committee during a meeting chaired by General Secretary Xi Jinping on Tuesday. This will be the first time a plenary session of the CPC Central Committee has taken rule of law as its central theme, earlier reports said. The Tuesday meeting also discussed the same topic, as...
  • Obama Has Spent More Time Playing Golf Than In Intel Briefings

    09/30/2014 10:21:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2014 | by NEIL MUNRO
    President Barack Obama has spent more time golfing than he has spent listening to daily intelligence briefings. The Daily Caller has calculated that he’s spent almost 700 hours in 875 “Presidential Daily Briefings” since 2009. But he’s also spent roughly 800 hours on almost 200 golf trips since his first inauguration.
  • The New Climate Deniers: America’s Radical, Underground Climate Change Countermovement

    09/30/2014 9:57:31 AM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 33 replies
    UK Progressive ^ | September 28, 2014 | Robert Hunziker
    Nowadays, the Kochs, with their billionaire accomplices, secretly donate funds to their countermovement lackeys whilst operating in the shadows, like Al-Qaeda, operating out of caves, and, similar to how the Weathermen operated, aka: the Weather Underground Organization, circa 1970s, whose goal was overthrow of the U.S. government. In point of fact, they may eventually be classified as white-collar terrorists, but they have every appearance of honest, upstanding citizenship. On any given Sunday, you’d probably exchange a smile with them at church without suspecting in the least that you are acknowledging a terrorist.
  • AUTHOR STANLEY MONTEITH DIES AT 85

    09/30/2014 9:09:43 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 6 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/29/2014 | WND
    Dr. Stanley Monteith, whose well-known book “Brotherhood of Darkness” exposed a “grand conspiracy” of secret societies, the Council of Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergers, has died at the age of 85. A researcher, author and talk-show host, Monteith spent more than 40 years studying the movement to create a world government. During his 35-year career as an orthopedic surgeon he traveled to Europe, lived in South Africa and spent time researching the records of the men and organizations he believed are working to bring the United States under the control of a corporate elite. His radio talk show, “Radio Liberty,”...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F, 12noon-3PM, EDT, WOR-AM, Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    09/30/2014 8:56:37 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 196 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 | Eush Limbaugh
    AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke... it is time for... that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-The-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him - do NOT doubt him - with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name (that’s Rush, for those in Rio...
  • Mark Levin’s Simple Plan to Put a Conservative in the White House

    09/30/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 9-30-14 | Melissa Quinn
    Hard-charging radio commentator Mark Levin is sick of waiting for the Republican Party to nominate a conservative for president, and today he outlined his plan to accomplish just that. Speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, the talk radio giant and bestselling author issued a call to action to the crowd of social conservatives, prescribing a grassroots movement to elect a conservative to the White House in 2016. Levin lamented that Americans under age 50 haven’t yet had the chance to vote for a true conservative such as Ronald Reagan for president and called on conference attendees to spend...
  • Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

    09/30/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    investors.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Editorial
    The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack. In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.
  • Ted Cruz finds a core of support among social conservatives frustrated with GOP

    09/30/2014 7:52:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 30 at 7:58 AM | Sebastian Payne and Robert Costa
    While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences.Cruz’s core supporters on the right are the activists and high-powered interest groups determined to keep faith-infused positions at the center of the Republican Party, regardless of a push by some in the GOP to seek distance from socially conservative stands on marriage and abortion. Greg Mueller, a conservative strategist who has worked on three Republican presidential...
  • Why Ted Cruz Could Win in 2016

    09/30/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 115 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael Tracey
    The following assertion may not seem immediately intuitive, but I believe it to be true: Ted Cruz is the current front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.First, I would implore all readers to watch a full Ted Cruz speech if he or she has not already. The man is simply a performative marvel. He manages to strike some sort of preternatural balance between fiery Southern Baptist sermon and stand-up comedy routine, invariably bringing crowds to their feet. In the era of the tweet-sized soundbite, Ted CruzÂ’s mastery of the one-liner and the pun are not trivial; they are integral to...
  • How the Right Could Lose Its Way on Guns

    09/30/2014 7:45:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In Oklahoma City last week, a business owner and reserve deputy sheriff named Mark Vaughan shot and injured a man who had beheaded one of his employees and, by all accounts, was in the process of attempting to decapitate another. In doing so, a spokesman for the police told reporters, Vaughan had likely saved the lives of “untold others” and he deserved to be treated as a “hero.” Almost universally, local law enforcement concurred. “The incident was not going to stop if he didn’t stop it,” Sergeant Jeremy Lewis explained to the Associated Press. “It could,” he suggested darkly, “have...
  • The Well Armed Woman to host National Shooting Chapter Leader Conference

    09/30/2014 7:16:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    womensoutdoornews.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Women's Outdoor News
    The country’s largest women’s shooting organization will hold its National Chapter Leader Conference Oct. 3-5, 2014 in St. Louis MO. With the number of women who own firearms for personal protection skyrocketing, there are now over 200 of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters in 44 states, all formed in less than two years. Chapter leaders from coast to coast will travel to St. Louis for three days of seminars, training and for the chance to meet and network with their sister chapter leaders.
  • "Comrade" D'Souza to be Sent to Re-education Camp

    09/30/2014 7:01:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2014 | Richard Butrick
    It seems that Dinesh D’Souza’s problem is that his mindset is not up to date. He believes in such antiquarian notions as freedom of speech and worst of all he admires the U.S. Founding Fathers. The man is obviously sick and in need of “therapeutic counseling.” This according Judge Richard M. Berman of Federal District Court in Manhattan who sentenced D’Souza, the conservative author and filmmaker of documentaries highly critical of President Obama. He was sentenced to five years probation and eight months in a “community confinement center” where he would be required to “undergo” therapeutic counseling. As the judge...
  • Brown Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants for Drone Surveillance

    09/30/2014 6:30:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/29/14 | Zusha Elinson
    Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required police to obtain warrants for surveillance by drone, making California the latest state to weigh on an issue that is dividing lawmakers across the country. Mr. Brown's decision comes as the nation grapples with how to balance concerns over privacy and civil liberties with a technology that police departments say can serve as a powerful law-enforcement tool.
  • Gabby Giffords: Being Victim of Gun Violence Means 'Opportunity'

    09/30/2014 6:28:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 23, Breitbart News reported that numerous red state Democrats running for reelection this fall have asked Giffords and Kelly to stay away from their races. Among those making that request are Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC), all three of whom voted for the failed Senate gun control bill in April 2013.
  • Poverty In The Black Community Is The Result of Culture Not Racism

    09/30/2014 5:58:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/30/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    I have often been accused by friends (black, white and all others in between) of being too logical, to the point that I am inhibited from seeing other people’s point of view ( I am not sure if that is a compliment or insult). They say that I enter into discussions with the false assumption that others are just as logical and rational as I am. I have been told this so often that I have conceded that perhaps they are telling the truth (they know me well enough to make such claims). Because I have finally accepted the charge...
  • They Lost Their Bakery, Now Face Bankruptcy

    09/30/2014 4:41:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 151 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 29, 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    A bakery owner in Oregon broke down in tears while discussing the fallout of her and her husband’s decision not to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple on the basis of their Christian beliefs. Earlier this year, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found “substantial evidence” that Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, discriminated against the lesbian couple. Oregon bakery owners face a $150,000 discrimination fine for not baking a wedding cake for lesbians. They now face a fine in excess of $150,000. (snip) The ordeal started in February 2013, when Rachel Cryer...
  • The Method To Steve King's Madness

    09/30/2014 2:28:49 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | Sahil Kapur
    The most notorious moment of Representative Steve King's career was cleverly calculated. The immigration debate had undergone a sea change in favor of reform, with bipartisan Senate passage of a sweeping bill in the months after Hispanics carried President Obama to a resounding reelection victory. (SNIP) This really irritated King. "It was wrong," he tells TPM in a wide-ranging interview in his Capitol Hill office. "I go down to the border and … I see these guys that are coming across." (SNIP) "I'd suggest that we have now more objectively characterized Dreamers," he snarks, "and [Durbin] hasn't yet said thank...
  • California bans government sales or display of Confederate flag

    09/29/2014 11:03:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    AP via San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/26/2014 08:59:06 AM PDT
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag. Brown’s office on Thursday announced signing AB2444. It was introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton after his mother saw replica Confederate cash sold at the Capitol gift shop. …
  • Ltc.Allen West speaks at National Security Action Summit II

    09/29/2014 8:15:04 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Sept 29, 2014 | You Tube
    National Security Action Summit II 29.9.2014 Allen West speaks on US military strategy in the new front against Islamic jihad. 6:30 minutes and well worth the time.
  • Republicans do conservatism a disservice by running on nothing

    09/29/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/29/2014 | Philip Klein
    If history has taught conservatives anything, it is that having Republicans in power is a necessary but by no means sufficient condition to advance a conservative agenda. During the George W. Bush era, for instance, Republicans controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress. Spending soared, the federal role in education grew, and entitlements underwent their most significant expansion since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. Republicans claim to have rediscovered their commitment to limited government principles as a reaction to President Obama. But with the possibility of retaking control of the Senate within their grasp, Republicans have decided to pursue...
  • Oklahoma City beheading: Will jihad-style attack boost 'bring gun to work' laws? (+video)

    09/29/2014 7:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    The Vaughan Foods officer who used his gun to stop a beheading attack by a fired employee is protected by a controversial law affirming the right to bring firearms to work. Twenty-two states have followed Oklahoma’s lead. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vaughan Foods Chief Operating Officer Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff's deputy, used his personal handgun that he brings to work to stop a beheading attack by recently converted Muslim Alton Nolen on Friday in Oklahoma. While police in Moore, Okla., have called Mr. Vaughan’s actions heroic, it’s also true that in some parts of the US he could have faced employer sanctions for...
  • CNN Media Reporter Shames Colleagues for Not Giving Sarah Palin Benefit of Doubt

    09/29/2014 6:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    CNN's media reporter shamed his colleagues this week for rushing to judgment before all of the facts were in about a brawl involving the Palin family. The "sketchy" details of the fight in which the Palin family reportedly came to the defense of their eldest son were first spread by an anti-Palin blogger who admitted she neither had the time nor wanted to track down the facts. No need to bother, of course, when the "story" is salacious and the anti-Palin mainstream press will more than participate in the feeding frenzy if they think it will make Palin look bad....
  • Nunn-Linked Group Under Investigation for Voter Fraud Starts Handing Over Documents

    09/29/2014 5:23:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-29-14 | Andrew Johnson
    The New Georgia Project, a group currently under investigation for “significant illegal activities” regarding voter-registration applications, began handing over subpoenaed documents on Friday, and says it’s reached an agreement to limit the scope of the documents it’s required to turn over. Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp launched the investigation of the New Georgia Project earlier this month after receiving “numerous” complaints regarding applications submitted by the group, including forged signatures and applications. The investigation has turned up 33 fraudulent applications thus far, ahead of the thousands of pages of documents set to be turned over. The group is run...
  • Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

    09/29/2014 3:32:22 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 11 replies
    Pew Research ^ | September 22, 2014 | Pew
    Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade. And most people who say religion's influence is waning see this as a bad thing. Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the American public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics. The share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues is up 6 points since the 2010 midterm elections (from 43%...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 29,2014

    09/29/2014 2:39:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 29,2014 | 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
  • Robichaud: Ted Cruz may be right man to put America on track

    09/29/2014 1:05:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Holly Robichaud
    There is light at the end of the tunnel of Barack Obama’s presidency. With only 843 days left, the presidential campaign will kick off about one month from now. Getting an early boost for his potential bid is U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). This past weekend he won the Value Voters Summit straw poll with 25 percent of the vote. Ben Carson placed second with 20 percent and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came in a distant third with 12 percent. While so many GOP establishment types are still encouraging former Gov. Mitt Romney to try a third time after...
  • Confirmation Battles Are Back (Senate GOP-E already planning to reinstate filibuster rules)

    09/29/2014 12:18:20 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-28-2014 | Burgess Everett
    Prepare for the return of the confirmation fight. If Republicans capture the Senate majority in November, their sway over prominent judgeships and Cabinet vacancies — potentially including a new attorney general — will become one of the GOP’s primary leverage points against President Barack Obama. But first the GOP must decide whether to adopt Senate Democrats’ bellicose tactic to allow approval of most executive branch nominees by a simple majority vote. The rules change to the filibuster was implemented by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), but it could now come back to bite him...
  • Long Shots Loom as Spoilers in Tight November Races Across Nation [Watch the Libertarians]

    09/29/2014 11:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/29/2014 | Jonathan Martin
    WASHINGTON — In an election year shaped by voter anger toward the political establishment, the outcome of an unusually large number of close Senate and governor’s races could be determined by the outsize role of third-party candidates. The potential spoilers include a quixotic former three-term senator, a pizza delivery man and an Alaskan whose name, Fish, summons a favored native food. They represent independents, Libertarians and other parties that have suddenly become relevant — and could affect the balance of power in Congress and decide who runs the governor’s offices in several states. “If people don’t like their choices with...
  • Conservative Political Operatives Form 'Conservative Review' Mega-Scorecard for Congress

    09/29/2014 11:30:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/28/14 | Matthew Boyle
    In a move that's likely to cause heartburn for the GOP establishment and Democratic Party, a band of hardcore conservative politicos have grouped together to form a new scorecard and rating system for members of Congress. FreedomWorks’ director of minority outreach Deneen Borelli; Daniel Horowitz, a conservative who worked for Madison Project and has written columns for Breitbart News and RedState; former U.S. Senate Steering committee policy adviser Gaston Mooney; and conservative communications staffer Rachel Semmel, among others, have just launched the “Conservative Review.” “I am excited to be a part of an organization that pulls back the curtain on...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 29-October 3,2014

    09/29/2014 11:02:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
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  • Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Likely to Land in Term’s Finale

    09/29/2014 10:36:33 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 09/29/2014 | Adam Liptak
    There are lots of open questions about the road the Supreme Court justices will take to a final decision about whether the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. But one thing seems clear: the answer will arrive next June. The endgame started Monday morning. At their first private conference of the term, the justices were scheduled to consider, among many other things, seven petitions urging them to hear appeals from decisions striking down bans on same-sex marriage. In an unusual move, the same-sex couples on the winning side of those cases joined their adversaries in asking the Supreme Court...
  • The Journalists’ Guide to Guns (How Not to Look Like an Idiot When Writing About Firearms)

    09/29/2014 10:28:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Steve Johnson
    Journalists. Bless their hearts. As a rule of thumb, any time we read a news story about a subject or incident we already know a lot about, it turns out that about 25% of what’s reported is simply wrong. This is why knowledgeable gun owners distrust many news stories involving guns: because too many “journalists” display an ignorance of firearms that would be laughable if it weren’t so appalling. If they can’t get their facts straight about gun technology and shooting, then we don’t trust them on much else. For over 24 years as a patent attorney, I’ve taken pride...
  • Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront ("Unexpected" ACA Consequence)

    09/29/2014 9:28:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    CNN Money, via WCYB TV 5 ^ | September 29, 2014 | Tami Luhby
    Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI. Hospitals are increasingly asking patients to pay for procedures either upfront or before they are discharged. That's because Americans are shouldering a greater portion of their health care bills, and medical centers don't want to get stuck with patients that can't pay. (snip) The policies available on the Affordable Care Act exchanges are hastening this trend. Many enrollees are opting for the bronze and silver plans, which often carry deductibles upwards of $5,000 and $2,000, respectively. "The bronze plans are...
  • In Defense of Joe Biden: Why is the word 'Oriental' a racist word now?

    09/29/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/29/2014 | Josh Gelernter
    Last week, Vice President Biden referred to Singapore’s former long-serving prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as the “wisest man in the Orient.” Biden was criticized for saying “Orient,” which is a perfectly innocuous and rather charming word. Unfortunately, it appears that, at some point, someone decided it was racist, and instead of being corrected, he was indulged. It’s not clear why anyone thinks the words “Orient” and “Oriental” are racist. “Orient,” according to the OED, refers to “that region of the heavens in which the sun and other heavenly bodies rise”; conventionally, it means “east.” Strictly, an Oriental country is...
  • Louisiana restaurant offers heat-packing incentive: Way to weed out gun-grabbers!

    09/29/2014 9:08:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Tom Tillison
    While a number of businesses are welcoming customers carrying firearms, a Louisiana restaurant has taken it a step further – offering an incentive to gun-toting diners. Bergeron’s Restaurant, located in Port Allen, is offering a 10 percent discount to any patron packing heat, according to local affiliate NBC33.
  • USA Today fluff piece: “Giffords is the heir to Jim Brady as the face of gun safety,”

    09/29/2014 8:54:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Unknown
    USA Today fluff piece: “Giffords is the heir to Jim Brady as the face of gun safety,”
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