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  • Christian Activist Denies Asking Colorado Bakery to Make 'God Hates Gays' Cake

    01/31/2015 10:49:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/31/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Christian activist who filed a complaint against a Colorado bakery for refusing to make two cakes protesting against homosexuality has denied asking for the confections to include the phrase "God hates gays." Recently Azucar Bakery of Denver had a complaint filed against them before the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies for refusing to make the cakes. Bill Jack, founder of the Christian group Worldview Academy and the one who filed the complaint, told The Christian Post that he never wanted the phrase "God hates gays" put on any of the cakes he requested. "I requested...
  • Nevadans make moves to combat gun violence

    01/31/2015 10:26:24 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 1/30/2015 | JOHN L. SMITH
    Advocates point to lower incidences of gun-related domestic violence. Domestic abusers will find it more difficult to purchase handguns if the effort becomes law. Currently in Nevada, weapons sold at gun shows don’t require background checks. Nor do weapons sold between private parties. That would change if the background check measure becomes law. The background check initiative wouldn’t have been needed if Gov. Brian Sandoval had signed the bill that passed the Legislature in 2013. But Sandoval vetoed it, a decision which no doubt pleased gun lobbyists who were actively working to undercut it. Nevadans find out in a few...
  • Scott Walker Takes Next Step: How Might He Govern as President?

    01/31/2015 10:20:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/31/2015 | Avner Zarmi
    On January 27, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) announced the formation of a 527 committee called Our American Revival, unveiled a new website, and issued a statement which included the following: To move this country forward we need new, fresh leadership from outside of Washington. We need leaders who are bold. That’s how we build a better future for our children and grandchildren. We’ve done it in Wisconsin and it can be done across this country with the right leadership. Walker’s statement refers to his actions in balancing Wisconsin’s state budget, closing an unconstitutional deficit hole of $3.6B while actually...
  • House Conservatives Band Together to Form New Group to Push Conservative Agenda

    01/31/2015 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 26, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a new group aimed at advancing a conservative agenda in the House of Representatives after they expressed discontent with the direction of the Republican Study Committee.“Our main hope is that we can represent the voids and valleys for our constituents back home,” Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho told The Daily Signal today. “With a small group that is nimble and able to work on issues that are of importance to our constituents, we can make a difference in Congress.”Called the House Freedom Caucus, the group serves as a conservative alternative to the Republican Study...
  • The Left Realizes Too Late that Political Correctness Is a Virus

    01/31/2015 9:54:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    There are few things in life as exquisitely pleasurable as watching the terminally silly fight among themselves, and, for those of us who have turned the practice into a spectator sport of sorts, this week certainly did not disappoint. On Tuesday, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait decided that he was tired of watching people he dislikes use the tactics on which he himself likes to rely, and, with 4,700 words of deliciously biting criticism, set off something of a firestorm. “The language police are perverting liberalism!” griped Chait. “The new political correctness has bludgeoned even many of its own supporters...
  • “WILL PAY A PRICE”: Valerie Jarrett Promises To Hurt Israel, Netanyahu

    01/31/2015 8:12:01 AM PST · by kindred · 68 replies
    http://www.teapartycrusaders.com ^ | 01/27/15 | Chuck Biscuits
    “WILL PAY A PRICE”: Valerie Jarrett Promises To Hurt Israel, Netanyahu For “Spitting In Obama’s Face” Over Iran Nukes Nobody on Obama’s staff has the power to speak this viciously and forcefully, to make crystal clear threats like this against a world leader, to the press, other than Valerie Jarrett. Plus, the sense of being so very PERSONALLY offended, so PERSONALLY invested in the President, is only going to come from Valerie Jarrett, we all know that. And lastly, the threatening language, the raging, vindictive arrogance are all Valerie’s emotional and rhetorical signatures. Take it to the bank that it...
  • Anti-Islamic, immigration posters found around ASU’s Tempe campus

    01/31/2015 7:18:53 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    The State Press ^ | 1/29/2015
    In the wake of several worldwide racially-motivated events, a private group has taken it upon themselves to post fliers around the Tempe campus, advocating for a declaration of war against immigration. National Youth Front, an “elite youth organization dedicated to the preservation of America,” is the organization behind the fliers. The organization aims to “put an end to the invasion of our nation, stop the ongoing defamation of our people, and eliminate the endless ideological subversion of our nations (sic) most precious gift — its youth,” according to its website. Angelo John Gage, the chairman of this national organization, is...
  • Here’s why Trey Gowdy’s had it with Benghazi committee Dems

    01/31/2015 7:17:53 AM PST · by upchuck · 59 replies
    Bizpac review ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A bitter partisan battle is developing among members of the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy and Democrats bent on limiting access to witnesses. And a potential clash between Gowdy and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is waiting in the wings.The Democratic members, headed by Maryland’s Elijah Cummings, seek veto power over the committee’s subpoenas and object to Gowdy’s examination of witnesses by only the GOP members.The Democrats would rather debate the matter than hear what the witnesses have to say.Gowdy, a former South Carolina prosecutor, knows that giving Democrats veto power over...
  • US Imam: “Let us admit…that we...are time bombs…The majority...hate the Christians”

    01/31/2015 7:14:23 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 32 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 31, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Brooklyn imam: “Let us admit…that we, the Muslims, are time bombs…The majority of us Muslims hate the Christians” The imam Tareq Yousef Al-Masri apparently believes that jihad terrorists have hijacked the Religion of Peace, as he says: “Anyone claiming that we are not allowed to wish the Christians happy holidays has prepared the killers in France, Boston, in Iraq, in Syria, in Egypt…These people constitute the fertile ground for terrorism, which they present as the religion of Allah, conveyed to the Prophet Muhammad, while Islam has nothing to do with them.” Nonetheless, he has gone much farther than virtually all...
  • Who is Grover Norquist? Does the NRA Know?

    01/31/2015 7:04:34 AM PST · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    Understandingthethreat.com ^ | 30 Jan 15 | John Gunadolo
    On September 11, 2001, Grover Norquist met in his office with a group of terrorists – “jihadis” if you prefer – to determine how to mend relations between Muslim leaders and American government officials, while the smoke was still rising after the attacks in which 3,000 of our citizens where murdered. That alone should have put Mr. Norquist outside of the circle of trust among discerning and patriotic American leaders in the conservative movement, but it did not. Mr. Norquist creating the Islamic Free Market Institute with money from Al Qaeda financier Abdurahman Alamoudi should be a red flag to...
  • Obama Inc. CONSPIRES With Muslim Brotherhood: What's the ENDGAME?

    01/31/2015 7:02:11 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 22 replies
    "Adina Kutnicki, A Zionist & Conservative" ^ | January 31, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Adina Kutnicki Obama Inc. CONSPIRES With Muslim Brotherhood:Toppling President al-Sisi & Empowering MB In America. What’s The End Game? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki by Adina Kutnicki Muslim Brotherhood lobbyist Anas Altikriti standing next to Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi shaking hands with President Obama Anas Altikriti standing next to Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi shaking hands with President Obama - Anas Altikriti, a top British lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood whose father heads Iraq’s Muslim Brotherhood party, met with the president and Vice President Joe Biden as part...
  • Southern Illinois cross drew nearly 10,000 visitors in 2014

    01/31/2015 7:01:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    BND.com ^ | Jan 31, 2014
    Southern Illinois cross drew nearly 10,000 visitors in 2014 The Associated Press January 31, 2015 EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Officials say a nearly 200-foot tall cross in Southern Illinois recorded close to 10,000 visitors last year. The Effingham Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1CURTZD ) 9,479 people visited the Cross at the Crossroads. That's about 2,000 more visitors than in 2013. The cross and Welcome Center are located along Interstate 57 near Effingham. Carol Gapsis is the director of the Welcome Center. She says the cross is more than just another landmark for travelers. Gapsis says: "It serves as a beacon of hope...
  • White House: If trade passes, no problem with all-GOP support

    01/31/2015 6:53:23 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Justin Sink
    The Obama administration said Friday it is not concerned with securing the votes of House Democrats on a bill giving the president greater authority to negotiate trade deals, as long as the bill passes Congress. “What we seek is a majority in the House,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. “And whether that’s all Republicans, or a bunch of Republicans and a small number of Democrats, is frankly not something we’re particularly concerned about. We just want to see this piece of legislation pass.” ADVERTISEMENT In actuality, the president will likely need dozens of Democrats in the House to...
  • Ted Cruz Now Leader of Republican Party

    01/31/2015 6:47:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    ricochet.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Ball Diamond Ball
    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king. You may not like Sen. Cruz, may not trust him, may not support him, but he has consistently provided leadership from his new-guy chair where the GOP thrones have been — at best — incompetent. Cruz and Rep. Lee Zeldin sent a letter to Secretary of State Kerry asking for details on the administration’s apparent intrusion into Israel’s internal politics: “Has President Obama launched a political campaign against Prime Minister Netanyahu and his representatives?” Sen. Cruz asked. “This administration’s relentless harassment of Israel is utterly incomprehensible. The Islamic Republic of...
  • In GOP Presidential Contest, Peter King’s Race for Second Place

    01/31/2015 6:44:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 1/31/15 | David Freedlander
    The gruff Republican from Long Island has a simple plan for running for president: Be the last man standing. Most presidential candidates have reasons and rationales about why they are running. They have a vision, hear a calling, tell stories of making the country stronger and safer for their children and their grandchildren. Peter King, the gruff congressman from Long Island, has an anti-vision. He doesn’t so much want to be president as he wants to keep some of his Republican colleagues from being president. “I am not kidding anyone,” King told The Daily Beast in an interview earlier this...
  • GOP and tea party heading for divorce?

    01/31/2015 6:40:04 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    mobile.wnd.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Tom Tancredo
    Everyone has heard of the law in physics that goes something like this: An object at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion. Probably Sir Isaac Newton was inspired by British politicians when first describing “objects at rest.” If Newton were alive today and looking at the Republican Party, that law of physics might come out looking like this: A political party on a suicide mission will tend to stay on that delusional course, and any force which seeking to alter that mission will be scorned, ridiculed and invited to the...
  • The Surprising Power of Blue-State Republicans

    01/31/2015 6:37:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Nate Cohn
    There is a basic mystery at the heart of modern Republican presidential politics. The party’s voters, despite electing conservatives to the House and Senate, have repeatedly chosen relatively moderate nominees, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, in the primaries. With the 2016 campaign underway, and candidates positioning themselves for money, endorsements and staff, the establishment of the party is again at the center of the conversation. Even though Mr. Romney said on Friday that he had decided not to pursue the nomination, a third Bush seems poised to run, and has suggested he will not bow down to conservative activists....
  • What Sheriff Joe Just Said Will Have Obama And His Liberal Attack Dogs Howling Mad

    01/31/2015 6:28:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 30, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    What Sheriff Joe Just Said Will Have Obama And His Liberal Attack Dogs Howling Mad "America's Toughest Sheriff" makes his move... Norvell Rose — January 30, 2015 He says it will be “the toughest campaign I have ever run.” But that would seem to be the right kind of fight for Joe Arpaio, “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” In an email sent to friends and supporters, the 82-year-old Sheriff Joe says he has decided to run for a seventh term as the top lawman in Arizona’s Maricopa County. The email blast that went out today asks recipients to sign a “personalized ‘I...
  • CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing

    01/31/2015 5:04:16 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2015 | Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima
    On Feb. 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet nighttime street in Damascus after dinner at a nearby restaurant. Not far away, a team of CIA spotters in the Syrian capital was tracking his movements. As Mughniyah approached a parked SUV, a bomb planted in a spare tire on the back of the vehicle exploded, sending a burst of shrapnel across a tight radius. He was killed instantly. The device was triggered remotely from Tel Aviv by agents with Mossad, the Israeli foreign intelligence service, who were in communication with the operatives on the ground...
  • Rand Paul slams Bush 'hypocrisy' on pot

    01/30/2015 9:50:27 PM PST · by Plummz · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/30/15 07:09 PM EST | Alexander Bolton
    DALLAS — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Jeb Bush of hypocrisy after The Boston Globe reported the former Florida governor was a heavy marijuana smoker while at an elite prep school. Bush opposed a Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative last year even though he partook liberally of the herb while in high school. “You would think he’d have a little more understanding then,” Paul told The Hill while en route to a political event in Texas. “He was even opposed to medical marijuana,” Paul said of Bush, a potential rival in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. “This is a guy...
  • Pregnancy test dispensers to appear in Alaska bars

    01/30/2015 7:03:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    KTUU.COM ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Adam Pinsker,
    JUNEAU - In a move geared toward increasing awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, nine bars throughout Alaska volunteered to participate in a University of Alaska Anchorage study on FASD. "It's a full academic research study, on the effectiveness of a pregnancy test dispensers located in bar bathrooms," said Ryan Ray, aide to state Sen. Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks). Most of the nine bars participating are located in rural Alaska. Kelly Spokesperson Heather Shadduck says $500,000 was allotted in the FY2015 Mental Health Trust budget for the FASD awareness campaign, plus another $400,000 out of the capital budget for the UAA...
  • Meet Loretta Lynch – Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Who Might Be Even Worse than Eric Holder

    01/30/2015 8:15:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/30/2015 | Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog
    On matters of policy, Ms. Lynch called capital punishment “an effective penalty” and said she disagreed with Mr. Obama’s statements that marijuana was no more harmful than alcohol. She called the National Security Agency’s collection of American phone records “certainly constitutional, and effective.” – From the New York Times article: Criticism of Holder Dominates Hearing on Loretta Lynch, Attorney General’s Possible Successor Eric Holder made a career out of protecting and coddling financial oligarchs (his 1999 memo essentially invented “Too Big to Jail”). This was such a lucrative decision for Mr. Holder, that it allowed him to climb all the way to...
  • Why Mike Huckabee’s Cornpone Politics Drives Me Crazy — And Will Never Work

    01/30/2015 7:31:19 PM PST · by Vendome · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/28/2015 | Charles W. Cooke
    Huckabee is essentially attempting to become to the Right what the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson have become to the Left: namely, a proxy figure who can be used as shorthand by the lazy and the lost to signify their allegiance to a set of cherished cultural values
  • Sen. Cruz Asks if Obama Behind V-15 ‘Political Campaign against Netanyahu’

    01/30/2015 5:58:47 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 30th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    “Has President Obama launched a political campaign against Prime Minister Netanyahu and his representatives?” Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz and New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, also a Republican, asked Sec. of State John Kerry in a letter Thursday.They asked “for information regarding media reports that U.S. taxpayer dollars are being used to fund efforts to influence upcoming elections in Israel.”The Jewish Press reported here this week that non-profit and tax-exempt leftist groups  are campaigning to dump Netanyahu.Sen. Cruz asked: This administration’s relentless harassment of Israel is utterly incomprehensible. The Islamic Republic of Iran is pursuing the deadliest weapons on the...
  • In Praise of Ted Cruz

    01/30/2015 5:54:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 01.30.2015 - 9:10 AM | Peter Wehner
    In the past I’ve been critical of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, but in his questioning of President Obama’s choice for attorney general, Loretta Lynch–which occurred during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee–was not just skillful but superb.Senator Cruz’s tone was respectful but firm. He stayed away from theatrics and polemics. He didn’t personalize the line of inquiry. In doing so, he kept the focus right where it needed to be.But more than that, Senator Cruz exposed the lawlessness that is at the core of President Obama’s executive amnesty, and he did so in a logical, step-by-step manner. Senator...
  • Bill O'Reilly Poll - Who do you want to run for president on the Republican side?

    01/30/2015 5:47:27 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 68 replies
    BillOReilly.com ^ | January 30, 2015
    Who do you want to run for president on the Republican side? Poll is on middle of page right-hand side.
  • Fireman faces ax over anti-affirmative-action T-shirts

    01/30/2015 5:43:32 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/2015
    A T-shirt could cost this firefighter his job. A judge has recommended the FDNY sack Brooklyn firefighter Thomas Buttaro for wearing anti-affirmative-action T-shirts to work, creating what she called a hostile work environment. “The FDNY is a para-military organization and may restrict a uniformed member’s appearance so long as the restrictions are rationally related to the department’s legitimate interests,” Administrative Law Judge Alessandra Zorgniotti decided. Modal TriggerA veteran smoke eater is in hot water over his choice to wear a T-shirt promoting the Merit Matters group that opposes changes to the department's entrance exam. ...Buttaro, of Ladder Co. 123 in Crown...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: Time for ‘new’ approach to governing

    01/30/2015 5:24:10 PM PST · by T Ruth · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, January 30, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that ordinary Americans are tired of the heavy hand of Washington and are yearning for elected leaders to take a “fresh” bottom-up approach to governance that empowers states and localities. Mr. Walker’s message coincided with the news that Mitt Romney was taking a pass on a third White House bid — setting the stage for a royal rumble over the fundraisers and high-dollar donors who had been waiting to see what the former Massachusetts governor would do. *** “To transform America, we really need to transfer power from our nation’s capital here in Washington...
  • The Tea Party's 5 biggest 2016 problems

    01/30/2015 3:46:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Vox ^ | January 30, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    As the 2016 GOP presidential primaries get closer, many conservatives have been growing increasingly hopeful that this will be finally the year they determine their party's nominee. It's a tall order. The Tea Party has shown it can push GOP politicians to the right and win one-off Senate primaries. But taking on the establishment in an expensive, months-long slog of primaries and caucuses across the country is a more difficult proposition. Even when Mitt Romney looked weak in 2012, the Tea Party didn't manage to coalesce around a viable alternative. This time, things feel different — candidates like Scott Walker...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: If You Cross Obama Admin They Will Treat You Like "Enemies Of The State"

    01/30/2015 2:54:58 PM PST · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/26/5015 ? (not stated) | Ms Attkisson
    Former CBS investigative correspondent testifies at the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch: SHARYL ATTKISSON: In 2013, Reporters Without Borders downgraded America's standing in the global free press rankings, rating the Obama administration as worse than Bush's. It matters not that when caught the government promises to dial back or that [FOX News'] James Rosen gets an apology. The message has already been received. If you cross this administration with perfectly accurate reporting they don't like, you will be attacked and punished. You and your sources may be subjected to the kind of surveillance devised for enemies of...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,Ray Charles Fridays,WABC AM, January 30, 2015

    01/30/2015 2:47:53 PM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 30, 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 TyrannyWelcome 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… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • SHAPIRO: Will Republicans Go The Way Of The Whigs?

    01/30/2015 1:55:43 PM PST · by Twotone · 50 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    In 1856, the Whig Party ran former president Millard Fillmore for president of the United States. Fillmore had last run in 1852; he'd been denied the nomination as the party fell apart over the issue of slavery. In an attempt to bring the party back together that year, the party nominated General Winfield Scott, who promptly imploded in the general election against Democrat Franklin Pierce. "We are slain!" shouted Representative Lewis D. Campbell of Ohio. "The party is dead, dead, dead!" Free Soiler Charles Sumner wrote, "Now is the time for a new organization. Out of this chaos the party...
  • MEXICO REFUSES TO EXTRADITE INFAMOUS DRUG LORD ‘EL CHAPO’ TO THE U.S.

    01/30/2015 12:18:29 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sylvia Longmire
    Mexico’s drug war was completely rocked in February 2014 after news broke of the arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the notorious long-time head of the Sinaloa cartel and arguably the most wanted man in the Western Hemisphere. But despite the U.S. government’s deep desire to prosecute and incarcerate Guzmán in the United States, Mexico’s attorney general announced the kingpin would not be extradited. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam told the Associated Press, “I could accept extradition, but at the time that I choose. ‘El Chapo’ must stay here to complete his sentence, and then I will extradite him.”...
  • Obama’s Israel Problem (excellent article!)

    01/30/2015 12:13:23 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 1/30/15 | William Kristol
    The Obama administration is angry with Israel. Here's the administration's house organ, the New York Times, this morning: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House. The outrage the episode has incited within President Obama’s inner circle became clear in unusually sharp criticism by a senior administration official who said that the Israeli ambassador, Ron Dermer, who helped orchestrate the invitation, had repeatedly placed Mr. Netanyahu’s political fortunes above the...
  • State Legislators Renew Battle Against Same-sex Marriage Decrees

    01/30/2015 12:08:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jack Kenny
    In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender. The bills would also strip the salaries of employees who issued the licenses, the New York Times reported Thursday.The bills have been introduced in the legislatures of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, with South Carolina also considering a bill that would allow officials to opt out of issuing such licenses if it...
  • Sarah Palin stirs up another media feeding frenzy

    01/30/2015 10:19:59 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 130 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 27 January 2015 | M Catharine Evans
    Sarah Palin is being smeared in headlines from the Huffington Post to the Washington Examiner for her 35-minute speech at Saturday’s Iowa Freedom Summit. In 2015, Palinophobia is as palpable as it was in 2008. After six years, the media still tears into the superstar from Wasilla like rabid dogs. The Washington Examiner's Byron York called the speech "long, rambling and at times barely coherent ... By the time Palin finished speaking, it was hard for anyone to believe she truly is 'seriously interested' in running for president." From Huffington Post: "Sarah Palin's Bizarre Iowa Speech Gets Thanks – From...
  • WOMAN GRABS MIC AT MUSLIM EVENT, SCREAMS ‘ISLAM WILL NEVER DOMINATE’

    01/30/2015 10:02:04 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 29, a female protester at a Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) event in Texas grabbed the mic and screamed, “Islam will never dominate the United States.” The incident took place in Austin, Texas, during the 11th Texas Muslim Capitol Day. In a video posted by The Texas Tribune, the woman can be seen grabbing the mic and denouncing the “false prophet Muhammed.” And even as Muslim organizers by the podium asked for help in silencing her, the woman continued: “Islam will never dominate the United States. And by the grace of God, it will not dominate Texas.”
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Line Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM, January 30, 2015

    01/30/2015 8:52:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 58 replies
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  • Sign the Petition: Army Denied Clemency for Clint Lorance

    01/30/2015 8:49:45 AM PST · by kindred · 10 replies
    http://www.hannity.com/articles/news ^ | January 5th 2015 | unknown-Posted by Lauren
    Bookmark and Share RSS Permalink Read more: http://www.hannity.com/articles/news-476261/sign-the-petition-army-denied-clemency-13117287/#ixzz3QKA7xj4o This New Year’s Eve, while many Americans were gearing up for a night of drinking and partying, Anna Lorance was gearing up to tell her son, 1LT. Clint Lorance that the Army had denied his clemency petition and that he would be facing 17 more years in prison. That’s right. Of all the days the United States Army could have chosen to inform Lorance that he had been denied the clemency many Americans feel he so rightly deserves, they chose a day when they thought no one would be paying attention. The...
  • Birth Pangs Of The Coming Great Depression

    01/30/2015 8:42:18 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Christian Patriots ^ | 1/30/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The signs of the times are everywhere – all you have to do is open up your eyes and look at them. When a pregnant woman first goes into labor, the birth pangs are usually fairly moderate and are not that close together. But as the time for delivery approaches, they become much more frequent and much more intense. Economically, what we are experiencing right now are birth pangs of the coming Great Depression. As we get closer to the crisis that is looming on the horizon, they will become even more powerful. This week, we learned that the Baltic...
  • McConnell Gets In Media's Face: Kochs Should Be As Free to Spend As Media Companies Do

    01/30/2015 8:29:22 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/30/3015 | Tim Graham
    The front page of Thursday’s USA Today newspaper reported on a Susan Page interview with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The headline was “McConnell is unyielding on Iran, defiant on Kochs.” The media define “defiant” as “willing to suggest the media are free-speech hypocrites.” Page suggested the amount of Koch spending was inappropriate, just too large. She told McConnell “jaws dropped this week” when the Koch brothers announced they would spend $889 million in the 2016 cycle.
  • Educators frustrated by Walker's comments about faculty work

    When Gov. Scott Walker remarked this week, while discussing proposed budget cuts to the UW System, that faculty and staff should be teaching more classes and doing more work, it bared one of the most enduring sources of friction in higher education. To listen to many university critics, the primary function of faculty members is that of a teacher in a classroom — someone who educates students in a model that is, in many respects, a continuation of high school. Working with students whose families may have saved for years and taken on significant debt to afford higher education is...
  • Venezuelan Army Can Shoot Protesters, Effective Immediately

    01/30/2015 5:49:48 AM PST · by StaffiT · 28 replies
    Emerging Equity ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sabrina Martín
    An internal ruling made by the Venezuelan Ministry of Defense, published on Tuesday, January 27, in state newsletter Gaceta Oficial, legalizes the use of lethal weapons by the national armed forces (FANB) against protesters. [snip] Under Venezuelan law, the Defense Ministry does not have the authority to override or ignore the Constitution and the norms contained therein. María Esperanza Hermida, coordinator for enforcement in Venezuelan NGO (Provea) argued that the measure violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as well as transferring competencies to the military which are the...
  • Loretta Lynch nomination gathering GOP support

    01/30/2015 5:30:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Newsday ^ | January 29, 2015 | Tom Brune
    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won the backing of a senior Republican senator during the second day of her Senate hearings Thursday, a big step on her path to be confirmed as the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. [Snip] "I'm going to be a strong supporter of her nomination," Hatch told the witnesses. "And I believe she's not only qualified, but exceptionally well qualified, and a very good person, to boot." Two other committee Republicans, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona, have indicated they'll support her nomination, which would give her the...
  • Senior With Cancer-Stricken Wife Shoots And Kills Armed Home Invader In Michigan

    01/30/2015 5:05:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | January 29, 2015 | Bob Owens
    I can’t imagine the terror that must have been running through the mind of the 74-year-old Southgate, Michigan homeowner just before 5:00 AM this morning as a home invader broke in. The homeowner armed himself and stepped outside the bedroom to protect his cancer-stricken wife as she called 911. The homeowner ran into the armed home invader. According to investigators, the home invader raised his weapon, and the homeowner was forced to fire to save his life.
  • Explosive New Tapes on Hillary and Libya Proves Incompetence of Secretary of State

    01/30/2015 4:39:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 61 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/29/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Top Pentagon officials and a Denis Kucinich do distrusted Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, they opened their own dialogue with the Libyan regime. Their communications with the Gadhafi regime was an effort to avoid war. Tapes of conversations between them and the Gadhafi regime were found in Tripoli. The authenticity of the tapes have been verified by the participants on the tapes reveal confidential conversations with Gadhafi’s son and another top official in Libya. The tapes have been reviewed by the Washington Times. The tapes show that in unfiltered conversations with top Libyan leaders, that criticisms of Hillary were...
  • Our dangerous new McCarthyism:..what the media’s not telling you about the new Cold War [barfy]

    01/30/2015 4:35:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Salon ^ | January 29, 2015 | Patrick L. Smith
    It is time to attempt that hardest of things—to see ourselves for who we are, to see what it is we are doing and what is being done to us. Two things prompt the thought. We have the latest news on Washington’s confrontation with Russia, and we have a newly precipitous decline in the national conversation on this crisis. In my estimation, we reach dangerous new lows in both respects. It is always difficult for the living to see themselves as suspended in history. Being up against the rock face of events, being the stuff of which events are made,...
  • Hostility to Tradition

    01/30/2015 4:27:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    In the 90s, the Clinton Administration formed a bipartisan coalition to pass the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. Nineteen states followed suit. The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court decision that had seen an American Indian suffer legally for having used a drug during a well-established American-Indian religious ceremony. RFRA's framework was common sense. "Under RFRA, the government may not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion unless it can demonstrate that the burden is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest, and it is the least restrictive means of advancing a compelling interest." See Perez...
  • HALTING Islam’s March In America, A National/Western Imperative.

    01/30/2015 3:27:07 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, a ZIONIST & Conservative Blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    HALTING Islam’s March In America, A National/Western Imperative. Pro-action Mandatory! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki RATIONAL folks understand that “taking the bull by the horns”, so to speak, can often be a life-saving measure. Remedial. Hence, Shariah Law (Islam’s underpinnings) must be eliminated in America. BUT to extend the thought process even further, isn’t it a fact that Islam’s march into America poses a precipitous danger, as well as to the west at large? Yet, if flying heads – plus every other barbarism housed under Shariah Law’s banner - isn’t enough to spur westerners into action, then what else is there...
  • Obama hosts Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    01/30/2015 3:09:20 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 8 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 28, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Obama State Department hosts Muslim Brotherhood leaders WaleedSharabyMBStateDeptAfter the recent speech al-Sisi made calling for a reevaluation of the aspects of Islamic thinking that are “antagonizing the entire world,” the State Department should be working closely with him on strategies for teaching against jihad violence and Islamic supremacism in Muslim countries. Instead, it is meeting with his opposition, which is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” “Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, January 28, 2015:...