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  • Rand Paul Defends Cliven Bundy: "Federal Government Shouldn't Violate The Law"

    04/15/2014 9:22:56 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 04-15-2014 | MofoPolitics
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XLDXK-iMUo SEN. RAND PAUL: I think theres an opposite thing to what Harry Reid said, and thats that the federal government shouldnt violate the law. Nor should we have 48 federal agencies carrying weapons and having SWAT teams.
  • Security 'bad news for sex drive'

    04/15/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14APR2014 | BBC Staff Writer
    A woman's sex drive begins to plummet once she is in a secure relationship, according to research. Researchers from Germany found that four years into a relationship, less than half of 30-year-old women wanted regular sex. Conversely, the team found a man's libido remained the same regardless of how long he had been in a relationship.
  • American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

    04/15/2014 8:51:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 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 Novembers 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
  • PET Scans Offer Clues on Vegetative States

    04/15/2014 7:55:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr 15, 2014 | Denise Grady
    People who are vegetative for a year are thought to have little or no chance of recovering, and the condition can become grounds for withdrawing medical treatment. Terri Schiavo, in a vegetative state for 15 years, died in 2005 in Florida after courts allowed the removal of her feeding tube. Researchers say the findings support the idea that some patients who appear vegetative have some level of consciousness that they cannot show perhaps low, but real and the potential to recover.
  • Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

    04/15/2014 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2014 | BY DAVID SCHWARTZ
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes. The Republican-backed bill, which gained final legislative approval from the state Senate last week, removes a provision from state law requiring a judge to approve any spot inspections conducted at the nine clinics in Arizona licensed to perform abortions. No other medical facilities in the state require such a warrant for unannounced inspections.
  • Victim Records Mob Attack on Helmet Camera Video (Baltimore)

    04/15/2014 6:48:45 PM PDT · by equalator · 79 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."
  • NYPD DISBANDS MUSLIM SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

    04/15/2014 6:28:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/15/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 15th the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced that its Muslim surveillance unit had been disbanded.The surveillance unit came "under fire by community activists who accused the department of abusing civil rights."According to the Associated Press, the surveillance unit "relied on plainclothes officers to eavesdrop on people in bookstores, restaurants, and mosques." Starting in 2011, "the AP documented that police had systematically spied on Muslim neighborhoods, listened in on sermons, infiltrated colleges, and photographed law-abiding citizens as part of a broad effort to watch communities where terror cells might operate."
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Kite Test ~ 16 April 2014

    04/15/2014 6:00:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 replies
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  • Jindal now wants LA to get out of Common Core

    04/15/2014 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 7 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 · 35 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 Bushs support of Common Core educational standards isnt 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 Bushs right are looking for a wedge issue, theyll 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?
  • Rumsfeld: 'I know I don't know' if my tax return was done accurately

    04/15/2014 5:09:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/2014 | Blake Neff
    Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld filed his taxes on Tuesday with an added twist: a letter telling the IRS that he had no idea whether his return was, in fact, accurate. Despite the fact that I am a college graduate and I try hard to make sure our tax returns are accurate...I know that I do not know whether or not my tax returns are accurate, which is a sad commentary on governance in our nation's capital," Rumsfeld's letter reads.The letters phrasing appears to allude to Rumsfelds famous unknown unknowns statement in 2002, when he said, in reference to...
  • State legislators: Hey, you know what we really need right now? More federal land!

    04/15/2014 5:04:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    I should probably go ahead and get it out of the way and say that, unfortunately, I agree that Cliven Bundy is legally very wrong in refusing to pay federal grazing fees and instigating a potentially violent standoff with the Bureau of Land Management — but that being said, that does not mean that the law of the land he is opposing is a good one.As I have written before, the fact that the federal government currently owns a full third of the surface area of the United States is nothing less than a scandal that directly results in countless...
  • New Democratic midterm strategy: Attack the GOP over personhood bills

    04/15/2014 5:04:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Some righties are laughing about this on Twitter (Democrats against … personhood?), and granted, it’s a transparently desperate shiny-object attempt to change the subject from O-Care and the economy. But strategically it’s not half-bad, a decent play from a weak hand. They already owe not one but two of their swing-state Senate seats, in Missouri and Indiana, to Republican gaffes involving conception and rape. Go figure that they’d turn to conception again to try to minimize what looks like heavy losses in the Senate. The issue isn’t being discussed at all by Washington prognosticators these days. But you can bet...
  • CBO: ObamaCare premiums and healthcare spending will rise by less than expected, because

    04/15/2014 4:58:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The Congressional Budget Office released a report this morning that has received a lot of attention from ObamaCare’s many staunch media advocates because it essentially concludes that the cost of expanding coverage through the exchanges will be billions less than the CBO was predicting just a couple of months ago. That’s great news for the president’s crowning legislative achievement, right? Health-insurance premiums for plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges will be lower than previously expected, according to a report released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office.The findings, by Congress’s nonpartisan spending analysts, result largely from the fact that...
  • Yikes: Wendy Davis trails Greg Abbott in Texas among women

    04/15/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Caller, pollster Kellyanne Conway surveys the state of the “war on women” in Texas: “Women get exhausted with women candidates who say they are pro-woman and then run on issues that real women don’t say are most important to them.”No worries. Wendy’s rolling out a plan for universal pre-K at a cool $750 million per year in taxpayer expense. That’ll show ‘em.The favorability numbers are even starker. Among women, Abbott scores 35/27 while Davis clocks in at … 32/46. That’s basically identical to her 33/48 favorability among men. She ran on her biography, and this is where it...
  • New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit

    04/15/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    15 April 2014 Last updated at 19:14 ET New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats. The Demographics Unit had dispatched plainclothes detectives to listen to conversations and build files on places frequented by Muslims, US media say. The squad had been the subject of two federal lawsuits in the past, and drew ire from civil rights groups. It is also said to have sowed Muslim mistrust for law enforcement. "This reform is a critical step forward in easing tensions between...
  • Leftists Outraged That Bubba Watson Hit Waffle House After Masters Win

    04/15/2014 4:45:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Bubba Watson won the Masters on Sunday. After all the hullabaloo at the course, at the club, after winning, there's the green jacket, champions dinner, at about 12:30, one o'clock in the morning on Monday he took his family to his favorite place, the Waffle House. The left is livid. They are enraged that he would take young kids to the Waffle House and feed them poison. I am not kidding! They are enraged. The left is outraged over this, some of them are, that Bubba Watson has so much attention focused on him and would use...
  • Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    04/15/2014 4:17:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/14/14 | Gabriel Debenedetti - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan. Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to healthcare, compared to just 18 percent for Republicans. This marks both an uptick in support for Democrats and a slide for Republicans since a similar poll in February. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius stepped down last week after...
  • The Truth About Chicagos 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....
  • The KKK Tries to Make A Comeback

    04/15/2014 3:39:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 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. Its been decades since the Klan held that sort of mainstream sway, but Sundays deadly rampage...
  • Down the Slippery Slope: A Timeline of Social Revolution (in the US)

    04/15/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | R. Jared Staudt
    It is certainly not breaking news to assert that America is in cultural decline. Many aspects of this decline have been widely documented: the breakdown of the family, threats to life, and ever increasing secularization.My intent in this article is to draw together the consistent progression of this cultural decline so that we can step back and examine the path of the social revolution that has been underway in America for some time. As we see, the undermining of family and life is not something new.I have broken the following timeline into several stages. That is not to say...
  • The Bundy Ranch Story...and Freedom in America

    04/15/2014 3:30:14 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 96 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM - The BUNDY RANCH ^ | April 15, 2014 | Jeff Head
    MY TWO CENTS: THE BUNDY RANCH & FREEDOM IN AMERCIA (Throughout the article, Click on any picture for a larger image) What happened in Clark County Nevada, north of Las Vegas, with the Bundy Cattle Ranch in late March and April of 2014 is a story that should be told to all Americans. We should all be proud of what firecly independent, God-fearing Americans accomplished there in standing up to Federal Government over-reach. Having been personally involved with other such incidents in the western United States over the last 15 years, I wanted the people of the United States to...
  • Houston businesswoman rejects plea deal in case involving NY Congressman

    04/15/2014 3:28:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Stewart Powell
    A Houston businesswoman has rejected prosecutors efforts to get her to testify against Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., in exchange for a deal on the campaign fundraising charges against her, setting the stage for a trial in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to her lawyer. Attorney Stuart Kaplan said federal prosecutors were expected to seek a new indictment against Diana Durand, after cancellation of a scheduled court appearance on Monday to discuss the status of plea negotiations.
  • Sticker shock at the steak house; beef prices highest in 27 years

    04/15/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Edd Hendee reached into the chilled glass case containing cold cuts of steak, the classic Texas entre upon which he built his restaurant and his fortune, proudly showing off his merchandise like a jeweler displaying his diamonds. This is a center cut filet, he said. Its the very best filet you can possibly buy. And thats why its expensive. And lately, at the Taste of Texas restaurant in west Houston, its become even more expensive. When the price goes from just under $20 a pound to us wholesale to almost $25 a pound, thats almost a $5 increase in this...
  • Republicans try to address war on women with an army of young volunteers

    04/15/2014 2:56:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2014 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    In the Obama era, Democrats usually have had two big advantages over Republicans: women and volunteers. This year, Republicans are trying to change that, seeking to amass an army of young female volunteers who can carry the GOP message and counter the war on women rhetoric that has been so effective for Democrats. Fresh off a week in which Democrats made it clear that a key part of their midterm message will be equal pay, Republicans are set to begin their own efforts to woo women to the polls, focusing on counties that went blue in 2012 and could tip...
  • India's Supreme Court creates official third sex for eunuchs and transgenders

    04/15/2014 2:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2014 | Dean Nelson in New Delhi
    India's Supreme Court has created an official third sex for its transgender eunuchs and announced they will have a quota of government jobs and college places to help them overcome discrimination. The decision was met with jubilation by transgender charities who said it was a milestone in their fight against marginalisation in Indian society. "We are elated and thankful to the court," said Kalki Subramanium, a leading transgender rights activist. "The decision has come after a century of suppression and marginalisation by the legal and social systems. "This verdict is certainly landmark and a new beginning. The biggest challenge is...
  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    04/15/2014 2:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2014 | By DENIS D. GRAY
    --snip-- BANGKOK (AP) - A survey released Tuesday -- the first comprehensive one of its kind - says that only 10 killers of 908 environmental activists slain around the world over the past decade have been convicted. The report by the London-based Global Witness, a group that seeks to shed light on the links between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses, says murders of those protecting land rights and the environment have soared dramatically.
  • What Was Brandeis Thinking When It Invited Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Speak?

    04/15/2014 2:12:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/15 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    Last week, Brandeis revoked an invitation it had offered to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born feminist and political essayist, to attend the university's commencement ceremonies, where she had been scheduled to speak and receive an honorary degree. Hirsi Ali has spent much of the last decade denouncing not just Islamist fundamentalism but Islam generally (she has described the religion as a "destructive, nihilistic cult of death"), and once Brandeis's Muslim Students Association and many others objected to her appearance, the university pretty hastily revoked her invitation. Conservatives have since denounced Brandeis for suppressing free speech, and liberals have, somewhat more...
  • Teacher removed for 'dangerous' science projects; supporters rally

    04/15/2014 2:09:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 9, 2014 | Howard Blume
    A popular Los Angeles high school science teacher has been suspended after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators, spurring a campaign calling for his return to the classroom. Students and parents have rallied around Greg Schiller after his suspension in February from the downtown Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts. Supporters have organized a rally on his behalf at the campus scheduled for Thursday, gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition calling for his reinstatement and set up a social media page. Schiller was ordered to report daily to a district administrative office pending an investigation...
  • White is not right: Campus admins ask for help weeding out white people

    04/15/2014 1:54:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 15, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, we are not as white as we are today. The question notes that WWUs racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicants worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. Ive said before and...
  • King Baracks Crown Government: F.H. Buckley's Once and Future King (Article and book review)

    04/15/2014 1:10:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 15, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The federal government threatens a Nevada rancher with the loss of his private property. A Long Island man loses his life to Obamacare while a Virginia womans family says, Obamacare killed my sister." IRS bureaucrat Lois Lerner is held in contempt of Congress, having emerged as the key figure in a scheme to deprive conservatives of their rights. With these stories and endless others spilling into the news cycle, F.H. Buckleys new book The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America could not be better timed. Mr. Buckleys writings are familiar on these pages...
  • Robert Spencer at Real Clear Religion: We Couldve Stopped the Boston Bombings

    04/15/2014 12:36:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | April 15, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    In Real Clear Religion, I discuss why the FBI could have and should have stopped the Boston Marathon jihad bombings.
  • The EPAs Science Problem: Startling revelations about the agencys misrepresentation of data.

    04/15/2014 12:09:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/15/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    In a stunning admission, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy revealed to House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) that the agency neither possesses, nor can produce, all of the scientific data used to justify the rules and regulations they have imposed on Americans via the Clean Air Act. In short, science has been trumped by the radical environmentalist agenda. The admission follows the issuance of a subpoena by the full Committee last August. It was engendered by two years of EPA stonewalling, apparently aimed at preventing the raw data cited by EPA as the scientific...
  • Healthy Texas Economy Causes Surge in Housing Market

    04/15/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | April 15, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Housing markets have remained relatively weak in many areas of the U.S., with two notable exceptions: Washington, D.C. and Texas. Overwhelming evidence suggests that while the federal government, one of the nation's largest employers, is responsible for the ever-increasing housing demand in D.C.--the private marketplace is behind Texas' boom. The Lone Star State's pro-business environment, low taxes and reliable regulation have caused businesses to flock to the state. The result has been a bountiful job market, which draws individuals and families to Texas from around the world--many are eager to purchase homes upon arrival. Fresh statistics released by the federal...
  • The Hazards of Duke (Latest DukeLax Fiction Book)

    04/15/2014 12:05:55 PM PDT · by abb · 11 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | K. C. Johnson
    On August 25, 2006 the New York Times published a nearly 6,000-word, front-page analysis of the evidence in the case against the three lacrosse-playing students at Duke University who were charged with raping a prostitute who had been hired to dance at a party. The article conceded that holes had emerged in the case brought against them by Mike Nifong, the district attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina. But by presenting material in the light most favorable to Nifongs claims and by excluding or diminishing the significance of key exculpatory evidence, the Times implied that a rape still might have occurred....
  • Don't think you can fool the IRS (Even if they are cash strapped and audit rates are down)

    04/15/2014 11:46:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/15/2014 | Kelsey Snell
    The IRS is cash-strapped and audit rates are down, but that doesnt mean the average Jane or Joe can hide the ball from the tax man. The tax-collecting agency devotes more resources to chasing big fish like convicted tax cheat Wesley Snipes than the average middle-class taxpayer, thats true. But the IRS is now using sophisticated software and data analysis that puts it in touch with taxpayers before the official audit process begins. Now with automation and the electronic submission of W-2s and 1099s, the IRS just matches the information, said David Kautter, managing director of the Kogod Tax Center...
  • People who get food stamps now outnumber women who work full time

    04/15/2014 11:36:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Here's a statstic that, taken by itself, doesn't really say much. More American are recieving government assistance for food via the SNAP program (formerly known as food stamps) than there are women working full time. CNS: In the average month of 2012, according to the Department of Agriculture, there were 46,609,000 people participating in the food stamp program (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). That contrasts with the 44,059,000 women who worked full-time, year-round in 2012, according to the Census Bureau’s report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States. For each woman who worked...
  • Time for a little Koch jiujitsu on Democrats

    04/15/2014 11:33:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Harry Reid’s jihad against the Koch Brothers has already yielded a hilarious video compilation (by the Free Beacon) of his 134 mentions of their name. But now with new information, his Koch addiction can become a potent tool in the hands of Republicans. Call it karma, if you like, but the former boxer now leading the Senate majority has left himself wide open.It turns out that Koch Industries employees and PACs have donated to quite a large number of Congressional Democrats. The data was right there on Open Secrets when Jeff Dunetz of Truth Revolt picked it up and posted...
  • Suspected Islamic militants abduct 100 female students from school in northeast Nigeria

    04/15/2014 11:15:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | ‎4‎/‎15‎/‎2014‎ | HARUNA UMAR
    Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, ... Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. Insurgents from the Boko Haram terrorist network are blamed for attacks that have killed more than 1,500 people this year alone. The group whose name means "Western education is forbidden" has targeted schools, mosques, churches, villages and agricultural centers in increasingly indiscriminate attacks. They have also made daring raids on military barracks and...
  • One year later, gun bill praised

    04/15/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    yaledailynews.com ^ | 4/11/2014 | Marek Ramilo
    Connecticut lawmakers are touting comprehensive firearm restrictions passed one year ago as instrumental to a continuing decline in gun violence. In April 2013, a bill reached Gov. Dannel Malloys desk that required, among other provisions, universal background checks for all gun purchases and a thorough registration process for all existing firearms. Malloy quickly signed SB1160 into law. The bills final leg widening the sweep of restrictions to shotguns and rifles was phased in this month, marking a 12-month push to fight crime by ensuring weapons do not fall into the wrong hands. The Dec. 2012 shootings at Sandy...
  • Fighter jet shot down near Ukraines city of Kramatorsk, witnesses say

    04/15/2014 9:54:44 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    ITAR/TASS ^ | 4/15/2014 | ITAR/TASS
    KIEV, April 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Shots are being fired at the airdrome near the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, and one fighter plane has been shot down, witnesses report from the scene. As follows from what the people say four fighter planes, presumably Sukhoi-27 were hovering over Kramatorsk. At a certain point they opened fire at the local airdrome. Who commanded the planes and who downed the fighter remains unclear.
  • Glaring limits of the Civil Rights Act: We need to redistribute wealth (Yep, he went there)

    04/15/2014 9:30:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Salon ^ | April 14, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
    Even if racism were wiped out tomorrow, we'd still need to address pervasive racial wealth inequality. Here's why. Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in...
  • Gabby Giffords: Hold Hearings on 'Preventing Gun Violence Against Women'

    04/15/2014 9:15:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 4/14/2014 | Susan Jones
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) wants members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on "preventing gun violence against women," the first step to passing (gun control) legislation, she says. "[M]any of those who perpetrate violence against women are still allowed easy access to firearms," Giffords wrote this month in an open letter to the Judiciary Committee. Giffords writes that women are more likely than men to be killed or stalked by an intimate partner; and she says having a gun in a household with a history of domestic violence makes it much more likely that a women...
  • Man arrested for using drone at crash scene said he didnt disobey commands

    04/15/2014 9:13:58 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 14 replies
    Springfield News-Sun ^ | April 14, 2014 | Allison Wichie
    SPRINGFIELD A Springfield man said he didnt ignore commands, but rather was never told his remote-controlled drone camera was hindering CareFlight from responding to a crash scene until just before his arrest. Kele Stanley, 31, said he plans on hiring an attorney to help him fight the charges a felony charge of obstructing official business and misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and misconduct at an emergency scene. He said he was booked into the Clark County Jail on three misdemeanor charges, but after he posted bond and as was being processed out of jail, the obstructing official business...
  • It's Time for the Poor to Pull Their Own Weight

    04/15/2014 9:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    All too often, rich individuals in this country are demonized for simply being rich. If some sort of financial catastrophe happens, such as the latest recession in 2009, the rich are to blame. If the government is running large deficits, the rich are not paying their fair share. If an individual is poor and cannot find employment, it is because the rich hoard all their profits and dont share with anyone else. Its time to set the record straight by looking at the facts. The top 1% of all individual income earners in this country pay nearly37% of all federal...
  • Mourning Their Idiot: Liberals Are Seriously Exaggerating the Loss of Colbert 'The Character'

    04/15/2014 8:36:57 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 15, 2014 | 07:12 | Tim Graham
    One of the tender mercies of Stephen Colbert's ascension to the "Late Show" set at CBS is his shedding of the faux-conservative "high-status idiot" character. To conservatives, this "Colbert" has never seemed authentic or sustained cleverness -- how many times can you say you don't read or even like books? It mostly marks the deep ruts of liberal arrogance in their own mental superiority. Colbert has perpetually had trouble staying inside this character, always winking at and mocking it more than inhabiting it. To liberals, abandoning this thin charade is far too much sincerity for an ironic age. They love...
  • Dionne & the Liberals? LBJ, Obama, and the Washington Post

    04/15/2014 8:20:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    In the Washington Post last week E.J. Dionne penned an Op-Ed piece noting the changing historical image of former President Lyndon Johnson and feted this development by labeling it as a thoroughly justified revival of Lyndon B. Johnsons standing. This work is not, however, a simple nostalgic tribute to the 1960s. Dionne argues that this supposed LBJ revival shows that America is experiencing what he calls a leftward tilt and he hopes that our current President will, like Johnson, strike while the iron is hot to force irrevocable liberal change on the USA. In his piece Dionne sings the praises...