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  • Kansas Shooting Suspect Had Been In Witness Protection, Records Suggest

    04/16/2014 12:11:11 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 5 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 16 April 2014 | Dave Helling, Judy Thomas, Mark Morris
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The federal government appears to have shielded murder suspect F. Glenn Miller Jr. in the early 1990s as part of its witness protection program, potentially providing money for his family — and causing lingering confusion over his name.
  • Obama administration’s ‘Culture of intimidation’ seen in Nevada ranch standoff

    04/16/2014 12:06:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Valerie Richardson
    Sending scores of armed agents along with helicopters and dogs to confront an elderly Nevada rancher over grazing fees may seem like overkill, but critics say it’s not inconsistent with the federal government’s recent approach to environmental enforcement. The simmering truce between the Bundys and the Bureau of Land Management comes after high-profile raids last year by armed federal agents on small-time gold miners in tiny Chicken, Alaska, and guitar makers at the Gibson Guitar facilities in Tennessee. That doesn’t include more subtle threats, such as recent efforts by the Obama administration to raise grazing fees or pressure permit holders...
  • Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy

    04/16/2014 12:04:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/16/2014 | Business Insider
    The U.S. government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded. The report, "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens" (PDF), used extensive policy data collected between 1981 and 2002 to empirically determine the state of the U.S. political system.
  • SENATOR BOOKER’S TALES COULD MAKE HIM VULNERABLE

    04/16/2014 12:01:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 14, 2014 | Mark Impomeni
    Newark, April 10–New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D) may be headed for a more difficult reelection campaign this fall than many political professionals seem to think. The reason: the mainstream press, which has been his biggest booster, is now beginning to question not only his veracity but his competence as Newark mayor, which recently took a hit from a report issued by the state comptroller. When he announced his intention to seek a Senate seat, Booker was considered a shoo-in. But the Senate campaign turned out to be no coronation. Although polls in early August had Booker with a 35-point...
  • Judge Overturns North Dakota Ban on Abortions After Six Weeks

    04/16/2014 11:51:37 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    A federal judge has overturned a law the North Dakota legislature passed to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. At 22 days into pregnancy, before most women know they are pregnant, unborn children complete the development of their heart to the point that a heartbeat begins and the bill would stop abortions at that point. The law was meant to ban abortions when the unborn babies heartbeat begins but would have been applied at six weeks of pregnancy. Some pro-life groups were not on board with the legislation, not because they oppose banning abortions but out of a concern...
  • President Obama’s Bogus Voting Rights Claims

    04/16/2014 11:17:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | April 16, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky & Peter McGinley
    Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009. The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 voting rights cases—and as former Voting Section lawyer Christian Adams points out, only 13 were related to protecting minority voting rights. And, with respect to some of the cases in which the department has been involved, it lost spectacularly—such as its false claim that South Carolina’s voter ID law was discriminatory. Perhaps...
  • Parents’ Nursery Camera Captures Extremely Disturbing Footage

    04/16/2014 10:01:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | april 16, 2014 | liz klimas
    The Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas released a chilling video in the hopes that it will help lead to the identity of a suspect who crept through a couple’s home and loomed over their baby as he slept. The incident, which occurred on April 5, was captured by the homeowner’s security cameras situated throughout the home, including in the baby’s nursery.
  • Madera Residents Rough Up Suspected Burglar (Yeah they DID!)

    04/16/2014 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 37 replies
    KMJ 580 ^ | April 16, 2014 | Unknown
    "A group of Madera residents say they caught a burglar in the act. And they made him pay for his crime. Madera Police responded to calls of a fight near North K St and 5th St around 5:20am Wednesday. When they arrived, officers found residents holding down the suspect, Jeremy Williams. MPD says Williams, 37, has a long list of arrests and convictions and is currently on AB109 for receiving stolen property. Williams is being charged with burglary, violation of probation and posession of drug paraphernalia."
  • JW Obtains IRS Docs Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 9:27:11 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4-16-2014
    JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups APRIL 16, 2014 May 9, 2013, email reveals IRS plans to meet with Department of Justice over whether to prosecute groups that “lied” about plans for political activity (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act...
  • Hundreds Protest Radical Bill for Abortions Up to Birth, Colorado Democrats Delay Vote

    04/16/2014 8:55:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Hundreds of pro-life people turned out for protests yesterday at the state capital in Denver, Colorado to oppose a radical pro-abortion bill that would allow abortions up to birth, declare abortion a fundamental right and prevent any pro-life legislation. With pro-abortion Democrats controlling the Colorado state legislature and the governor’s office, abortion activists are pushing what pro-life groups are calling the most radically pro-abortion legislation in the state’s history. While pro-life people rallied outside, Colorado Democrats were forced to delay the vote as one of their members of the state Senate was out ill. The Senate was scheduled to debate...
  • Stoned mom avoids jail after driving 12 miles with baby on roof

    04/16/2014 8:43:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-1-14 | Jessica Chasner
    An Arizona mother will avoid jail time after she got high and drove nearly 12 miles with her 2-month-old baby on the roof of her car. Maricopa County Superior Judge Cynthia Bailey sentenced 21-year-old Catalina Mariah Clouser on Wednesday to 16 years of supervised probation. She will have to serve 3 months in jail only if she violates the order, a local CBS affiliate reported. Miss Clouser pleaded guilty in February to child abuse and driving under the influence of marijuana after her infant son was found miraculously unhurt in the middle of a Phoenix highway in June 2012, still...
  • GOP writes legislation to deny Eric Holder his salary

    04/16/2014 8:02:40 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A Republican congressman has introduced a bill that would stop government paychecks for officials who have been found in contempt of Congress — a move that seems designed in the short term to go after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Mr. Holder has refused to cooperate with House Republicans’ probe into the Fast & Furious gun-walking operation, and the House has voted to find him in contempt. Mr. Holder is challenging that vote in court.
  • ‘Shocking Note’ Apparently Penned by Justina Pelletier to Her Parents

    04/16/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by No One Special · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 15, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    The Connecticut teen who has been in state custody for more than a year after her parents were accused of medical child abuse after disputing a diagnosis has apparently penned a note, giving a look into how she says she’s being treated. “They hurt me all the time push me all the time and more,” the purported note from Justina Pelletier says. It also says “[they] do not let me sleep vary [sic] much. “Hury [sic]!” Keith Mason, president of Personhood USA, a group helping lead the Free Justina Coalition, told TheBlaze that Justina gave the note to her parents...
  • Rory Reid: Rancher Cliven Bundy "Should Be Prosecuted"

    04/16/2014 7:25:04 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 15, 2014 | RCP staff
    RORY REID, SON OF SEN. HARRY REID:We believe in a country in which we are subject to laws and you can’t just ignore the laws we don’t like. I think clearly if state and local prosecutors look at this more closely, they’re going to find that he broke the law and he should be prosecuted.
  • Report: FBI Visiting Gun Shops Looking For “People Talking About Big Government”

    04/16/2014 7:14:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-16-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI is reportedly visiting fun shops looking for people talking about “big government.” InfoWars reported: FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government,” according to a new report. Author Brandon Turbeville says he was approached by an individual who works in a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop to relate the story of how an FBI agent entered the store on Monday, showed his credentials, before proceeding to ask a series of stunning questions. Telling the gun store worker he was tasked with visiting all the...
  • BREAKING: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Contacted DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 7:10:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Katie Pavlich
    According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner contacted the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for "lying" about political activity. "I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ ... He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who "lied" on their...
  • Mayor Julian Castro to Obama: Grant Temporary Amnesty to Family Members of DREAMers

    04/16/2014 7:13:36 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    bREITBART ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro wants President Barack Obama to give temporary amnesty to illegal immigrants whose family members are U.S. citizens. Castro, considered a potential vice presidential candidate for Democrats in 2016, believes Obama should extend the deferred action even more to those over 30 years of age and who may not have come to the country as children. "We should look at people who have been here for more than ten years, who do not have a serious criminal record and who have family members who are United States citizens," Castro said in an interview before his debate...
  • Michael Bloomberg Pours $50 Million Into New Gun 'Safety' Organization to Counter NRA

    04/16/2014 6:51:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/16/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Here we go again. Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced today he will be dumping $50 million into a new gun "safety" organization and campaign. The new organization, Everytown, will house gun control groups Moms Demand Action, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and others. The organization is being touted as a direct counter to the National Rifle Association. From the New York Times:
  • Illinois trooper charged for roadside strip search

    04/16/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 16, 2014
    <p>EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois state trooper is facing a felony aggravated battery charge after authorities say he strip-searched a man along the side of a road during a traffic stop.</p> <p>The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports 32-year-old Cory Alberson was released on $20,000 bail on Monday after he pleaded not guilty.</p>
  • Census Survey changes to omit healthcare questions

    04/16/2014 5:49:14 AM PDT · by raygunfan · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4-16-14 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.
  • Israel Since Messiah's Rejection - A Desolation

    04/16/2014 5:38:39 AM PDT · by kindred · 9 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 04/15/14 | DJP I.F.
    Since the REJECTION of Israel's Messiah (Isa. 53, Dan. 9:22-27). the godless gentiles of the world have been absolutely brutal to the "Apple of Almighty G-d's eye" climaxing with the Jewish Holocaust under the murderous Nazis. Almighty G-d's chastising hand has been clearly seen but Israel has refused to return to their KING and have misread Almighty G-d's chastisement (Lev. 26, Deut. 28-40). Tragically since 70 A. D Almighty G-d has given them over to their own desires, works and thinking and they have reaped the horrific whirlwind ever since (Lev. 26, 2 Chron. 7:12-22). One of the scattered children...
  • Ex-mayor of Duluth, Superior gets jail for third DWI in Wisconsin

    04/16/2014 5:22:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-16-14 | Forum News
    MADISON, Wis. -- Herb Bergson, former mayor of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., is headed back to jail for another 20 days after pleading guilty to his third operating while intoxicated offense in Wisconsin. Bergson, 57, of Waunakee, Wis., pleaded guilty Monday to his third OWI, a September 2013 misdemeanor offense, in Dane County Circuit Court. Under the terms of a plea agreement, he was sentenced to serve 20 days in the county jail. Judge John Markson stayed a one-year jail sentence for two years of probation, which includes serving the 20 days, remaining sober and successfully completing OWI Treatment...
  • Did Feds Kill Cows, Dig Mass Grave? Fox Video Exclusive

    04/16/2014 3:51:27 AM PDT · by blueplum · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Greta Van Sustern
    Griff Jenkins investigates. Video only.
  • PHILLIPS: What did Harry Reid know and when did he know it? (Bundy Ranch)

    04/16/2014 2:47:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/14/14 | Judson Phillips
    **SNIP** The current head of the Bureau of Land Management is Neil Kornze, who was hand-picked by Harry Reid. Until 2011, Kornze was on Harry Reid’s Senate staff. All of this raises a fascinating, if circumstantial, case. It is a case that merits investigation. There are many questions that need to be asked. Such as, who ordered the initial raid? Why did Clark County sell land to ENN at far below its fair value? Who ordered the BLM show of force? Why did the BLM impose a no-fly zone over the Bundy Ranch so the media could not get video...
  • HHS nominee Sylvia Burwell entangled in MetLife lawsuit - Signature is on ‘misstatements’

    04/16/2014 2:38:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/15/14 | Jim McElhatton
    Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama’s nominee to lead the country’s health care overhaul, remains entangled in a lawsuit brought by shareholders of MetLife accusing her of misleading investors as a director of one of the country’s biggest insurance companies. The federal lawsuit, filed in New York, says the company used a Social Security death index to stop making payments when beneficiaries died, but the company wasn’t as diligent about using the database to track deaths of its policyholders, which triggers payouts, the lawsuit said. Last year, a judge refused to toss a federal lawsuit against the company, including claims against...
  • Ocean floor search for missing Malaysia plane cut short again

    04/16/2014 2:16:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Apr 16, 2014 3:17am EDT | BYRON KAYE
    (Reuters) - The search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean was again cut short on Wednesday when technical problems forced a U.S. Navy underwater drone to surface without finding anything, officials said. :snip: A unspecified technical problem meant the Bluefin resurfaced early on Wednesday and analysis of the sonar data downloaded showed no significant detections, the Australian agency leading the search said. It has subsequently been relaunched to continue its search. The drone was forced to end its first deployment early on Monday after it exceeded its 4.5 km (14,750 feet) depth limit in the remote...
  • Is US On Such Unsound Footing That It Must Respond to Civil-Disobedience As If Girding for War?

    04/15/2014 11:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | April 15, 2014 | Ace
    Harry Reid seems to have taken the Bundy standoff rather personally: "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. It is a very scary thing when a government officer takes such things personally -- given that the government can and does order the use of lethal force against citizens. What is the rationale for Reid's We-Must-Not-Let-This-Insult-Pass attitude? Were Reid talking about a slight from a hostile foreign power -- such as Russia, or, for that matter, al-Qaeda -- he's more than...
  • Source: Bag Detonated In Boston Contained Rice Cooker, Confetti

    04/15/2014 10:57:04 PM PDT · by IChing · 51 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 4/15/14 | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boylston Street was evacuated and two bags were detonated by the Bomb Squad near the finish line. One of the bags was being carried by a barefoot man who was wearing a long black veil and screaming “Boston Strong.” That man has been identified by sources as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson. A source tells WBZ-TV that when Edson was stopped by police, he told them he had a rice cooker in his bag. That is when the Bomb Squad was called to the scene. A source tells CBS News that...
  • Begich Earmarked Millions for Bankrupt Green Energy Company

    04/15/2014 10:28:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge
    freebeacon.com ^ | april 15, 2014 |  Lachlan Markay
    As Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) seeks to shore up his energy policy credentials, a now-bankrupt green energy company to which he steered federal subsidies could cloud his message. Begich received campaign contributions from a lobbyist for an Alaska geothermal plant after helping the company obtain federal financing. The company is now bankrupt, but Begich continues touting his support for alternative energy. The senator, who is facing reelection in November, will address the Alaska Wood Energy Conference on Wednesday. The conference brings together leaders in the state’s biomass industry. He has also promoted fossil fuel development, including effort to open areas of...
  • Judge Nap: 'I Was Shocked to See That the BLM Has Armed Troops'

    04/15/2014 10:09:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | April 15, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted to the latest developments in the Nevada ranch standoff, telling Elisabeth Hasselbeck that the federal government has acted inappropriately and is trying to scare the Bundy family. Fox and Friends played an audio clip of a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) special agent, who maintained that federal agents respect the Constitution and "understand free speech." He argued that the BLM was trying to avoid conflict, noting that some of the protesters were "holding rocks above their heads to throw at police officers." Napolitano recalled that he was shocked to see that BLM agents were armed. "The...
  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice

    04/15/2014 10:01:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 11:43 PM EDT | Alexandra Olson
    Montreal’s mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the “elephant in the room” when trying to lure investment to Canada’s second-largest city. At a luncheon speech to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Denis Coderre said he is looking to New York City for inspiration. He highlighted the creation of Montreal’s Inspector General’s office, which has sweeping powers to investigate municipal contracts. The new agency is inspired partly by New York City’s Department of Investigations, created in 1873 in response to...
  • MSNBC's Krystal Ball: "Gun-Toting, Anti-Patriots" Are Trying To Make Cliven Bundy A Hero

    04/15/2014 9:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 15, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)KRYSTAL BALL: Next Monday is Patriots' Day in Boston and thousands of modern patriots will take to the streets to run, to celebrate and to come together out of tragedy, proving true the words of our pledge, one nation, under God, indivisible. That word though, patriot, has become a really loaded one. To see what I mean, consider Cliven Bundy, the rancher who has refused to pay the people of the U.S. what he owes for use of our land because he views the U.S. federal government as a foreign interloper. Mr. Bundy denies the legitimacy of our republic. And...
  • American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

    04/15/2014 8:51:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    The American Legion says it is opposed to trying to tie immigration into the annual defense policy debate, calling it an unacceptable “amnesty” and dealing a serious blow to Republicans desperate to pass some sort of legalization of illegal immigrants ahead of November’s elections. Several Republicans say they want to attach a small legalization that would grant an explicit chance at citizenship to young illegal immigrants willing to join the military.
  • Barrow raises $290K, has $1.4M in bank

    04/15/2014 8:32:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cameron Joseph
    Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) brought in $290,000 during the first fundraising quarter and has more than $1.4 million in the bank as he fights to hold onto his House seat. Barrow, the only white Democratic congressman left in the Deep South, has more than $400,000 more in the bank than he did at this point in 2012
  • Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Dave Trott against amnesty foe

    04/15/2014 7:36:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Dave Trott for U.S. House. Trott is seeking election to represent Michigan's 11th Congressional District, which includes portions of Oakland and Wayne counties. "We are pleased to announce the Michigan Chamber endorses Dave Trott for Congress," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "Dave possesses the business experience, leadership skills and vision needed to build Michigan and America's economic competitiveness, create jobs and move our country forward."
  • Challenger to Walter Jones on immigration: "I don't want to put myself in boxes"

    04/15/2014 6:56:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Laura Ingraham hosted Taylor Griffin challenging Walter Jones in North Carolina. Griffin said that while Jones, after being a Democrat, became a Republican but has worked since with the Democrats. Griffin said he is against amnesty as the GOP should be for the rule of law. He is for continuing deportations.
  • Victim Records Mob Attack on Helmet Camera Video (Baltimore)

    04/15/2014 6:48:45 PM PDT · by equalator · 91 replies
    WCBM ^ | Via Baltimore Sun | Ian Duncan
    Bowman posted the video, taken on a helmet-mounted camera, to YouTube, leading cyclists around the city to recount on social media similar experiences they had in the area. "I thought I'd just outrun the attackers," he wrote. "Wrong. Unless you're going downhill or already have some major speed, they will block your escape routes and grab any part of your bike or clothing to try to bring you down."
  • How much will ObamaCare cost you in taxes?

    04/15/2014 6:04:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Doug McKelway
    On this April 15, filers and accountants alike are finding a new array of taxes resulting from the president’s health care legislation. These include at least 20 ObamaCare-related tax increases totaling $409 billion over the next ten years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. The new taxes are especially irksome to ObamaCare opponents, because they are imposed by a law that passed on a straight party-line vote and are being enforced by an agency that some accuse of party favoritism. "I think it's rather unfortunate that the IRS has this huge role in the Affordable Care Act because it's...
  • Jindal now wants LA to get out of Common Core

    04/15/2014 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    I J Review ^ | 04/15/14 | Kyle Becker
    Now,Jindal wants to withdraw the state of Louisiana from the Common Core standards, whether the state legislature approves measures to do so or the governor himself begins the withdrawal process.
  • Judge clears Arizona AG Tom Horne

    04/15/2014 5:50:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    An Arizona administrative law judge concluded Monday there is not enough evidence to find Republican Attorney General Tom Horne broke civil campaign finance law during his 2010 election campaign. Prosecutors didn't prove Horne illegally coordinated campaign spending with an aide who was running an independent group during his 2010 election bid, Judge Tammy Eigenheer ruled.
  • Like Bush, Many Republicans Are Moderate on Immigration

    04/15/2014 5:45:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 38 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Nate Silver
    The Republican Party has grown more conservative over the past couple of decades. But news commentators sometimes wrongly imply that GOP voters take an extremist position on every issue. As I described on Friday, for example, Jeb Bush’s support of Common Core educational standards isn’t likely to hurt him if he runs for president in 2016; the issue is neither all that relevant to most Republicans nor all that divisive. If candidates running to Bush’s right are looking for a wedge issue, they’ll probably have some better choices.
  • Immigration Reform in a Republican-Controlled Senate, Pt. 1

    04/15/2014 5:32:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Let's image the GOP does gain the six seats necessary to win control of the Senate, and maybe even the few additional seats that Nate Silver thinks possible. Let's further imagine that it then sets out to do the right thing for real immigration reform. What then for immigration reform? Well, there's good news and bad news. The words "Senate Republican majority" conjure up an obvious and easy path to true immigration reform. Republicans, in control of the Senate will just vote for it, right?
  • EBRD to step up engagement in Ukraine

    04/15/2014 5:26:07 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 2 replies
    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is planning an increase in its investments in Ukraine, including a return to sovereign lending for public sector projects, as part of an international economic support package for Ukraine. ... The EBRD has a portfolio of investments in Ukraine of around €4.7 billion. While the EBRD's emphasis on private sector projects will continue, the Bank will also return to sovereign lending for public sector investments after abstaining from pursuing them over the last 12 months. To underpin its investments in Ukraine, the EBRD will reinvigorate its Anti-Corruption Initiative, which should help to address...
  • Cliven Bundy on Harry Reid: 'I Don't Think There's Any Hope for Him, He Needs to Be Kicked Out...

    04/15/2014 5:22:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Hannity
    Full title: Cliven Bundy on Harry Reid: 'I Don't Think There's Any Hope for Him, He Needs to Be Kicked Out of Office' SEAN HANNITY, HOST: This is a "FOX News Alert." The federal government has caved to public pressure in the battle against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over cattle grazing rights. Now, in just a moment, Cliven, his two sons will join us for their first exclusive interview since the siege ended. But first, the government surrendered this weekend after tensions escalated in the week-long standoff between Bundy family, supporters, and of course, federal agents. Now, the Bureau of...
  • Bundy Ranch - What You're Not Being Told (Smoking Gun against Harry Reid)

    04/15/2014 4:47:07 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 7 replies
    Bundy Ranch - What You're Not Being ToldThere are some very powerful people who have done their best to cover up what really happened at the Bundy ranch in Clark County Nevada. Fortunately they failed. Sources and full script: http://scgnews.com/bundy-ranch-what-youre-not-being-told Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/StormCloudsGathering Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/collapseupdates Donate: http://StormCloudsGathering.com/donate Visit our website: http://StormCloudsGathering.com Get weekly email updates: http://stormcloudsgathering.com/scg_u...
  • The DREAM Act in the NDAA: Wrong for National and Homeland Security

    04/15/2014 4:28:26 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | David Inserra and Charles Stimson
    Under current law, lawful permanent residents (LPRs) are eligible to volunteer to serve in the United States military. If they pass the strict qualification requirements applicable to all who seek to serve, they can serve in the armed forces of the United States, and once they are in the armed forces, they may apply for expedited consideration for U.S. citizenship, which is granted on a routine basis. Now, however, some in Congress are looking to provide a backdoor to instant citizenship for unlawful immigrants who are brought to the U.S. as minors—also known as “DREAMers,” after the Development, Relief, and...
  • Ron Paul group to defy IRS [IRS demands Ron Paul's list of donors]

    04/15/2014 4:18:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | BY JOEL GEHRKE
    Ron Paul's nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service's demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so. "There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty," Megan Stiles, the communications director at Campaign for Liberty, told the Washington Examiner in an email on Tuesday. "We believe the First Amendment is on our side as evidenced by cases such as NAACP v. Alabama and International Union UAW v. National Right to Work. Many 501(c)(4) organizations protect the privacy of...
  • The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates

    04/15/2014 4:09:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 6 replies
    Chicago ^ | 4/7/14
    The city’s drop in crime has been nothing short of miraculous. Here’s what’s behind the unbelievable numbers. t was a balmy afternoon last July when the call came in: Dead body found inside empty warehouse on the West Side. Chicago police officers drove through an industrial stretch of the hardscrabble Austin neighborhood and pulled up to the 4600 block of West Arthington Street. The warehouse in question was an unremarkable-looking red-brick single-story building with a tall barbed-wire fence. Vacant for six years, it had been visited that day by its owner and a real-estate agent—the person who had called 911....
  • Ambulance rides a costly chunk of Minnesota's Medicare payments

    04/15/2014 3:59:20 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-15-14 | Chrissy Snowbeck
    The federal Medicare health insurance program winds up paying the fare for many of the ambulance rides provided by the city of St. Paul. That's why the city in 2012 was one of the largest single recipients of Medicare payments among non-hospital health care providers in the state, according to data released this month by the federal government. Out of more than 19,000 health care providers during 2012 who cared for Medicare patients in Minnesota, the city's take of more than $2 million was the ninth largest individual sum. Whether they were providing ambulance rides or treating illnesses, the state's...
  • The KKK Tries to Make A Comeback

    04/15/2014 3:39:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15
    As a former Klan leader is charged with killing three in Kansas, the frayed white supremacy group is trying to attract new members. The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates the number of hate groups in the U.S. has risen from 602 in 2000 to 939 in 2013 The Ku Klux Klan was once a major force in America, with a membership of nearly 4 million that regularly included mayors, chiefs of police and other grandees of segregated regions, especially in the South and Midwest. It’s been decades since the Klan held that sort of mainstream sway, but Sunday’s deadly rampage...