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  • The answer to the "trick" question about the difference between Democrats and Socialists

    07/31/2015 9:58:22 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-31-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Chris Matthews threw that trick question at Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and she made a deer in headlights look like Jack-Be-Nimble. Here's the answer she refused to give.
  • Ex-U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds finally finds place to stay for the night (Chicago politics alert)

    07/31/2015 2:36:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jon Seidel
    Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds couldn’t tell a federal magistrate judge Thursday where he planned to live as he awaits trial on misdemeanor charges of failing to file tax returns for four consecutive years. That’s because of lifetime restrictions on his residency stemming from his conviction decades ago for having sex with an underage campaign worker. After shooting down two possibilities Thursday — including a residence near a kids center in Bartlett and a Red Roof Inn in Indiana — U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez told him to return to her courtroom and try again Friday afternoon. His new defense...
  • It's High Time "Pro-Life" Republicans in Congress Actually DID Something

    07/30/2015 4:58:57 AM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2015 | David French
    As both the House and Senate consider bills to defund Planned Parenthood — the abortion giant responsible for hundreds of thousands of grisly child-killings every year — pro-life conservatives should ask the members of Congress who claim to stand with them one, simple question: Are you as dedicated to life as the Democratic party is to death? The Democrats’ dedication is unquestioned. They are indispensable in providing Planned Parenthood with $528 million of its $1.3 billion annual budget, and they’ve steadfastly defended the group despite an avalanche of evidence of its sheer depravity. Founded by Margaret Sanger, an unapologetic eugenicist,...
  • Reported two-month gap in Clinton emails coincides with escalating Libya violence

    07/29/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-29-15
    A reported two-month gap in emails from Hillary Clinton's private account during 2012 coincides with a period of escalating violence in Libya and the obtaining of a special exemption by her top aide, Huma Abedin, to work for both the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. The Daily Beast reported late Tuesday that no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff for the months of May and June 2012 are among the estimated 2,000 messages that have been released from the Democratic presidential frontrunner's account. A State Department spokesman told The Daily Beast that only emails related to the...
  • PA Democrat indicted on fed racketeering charges - Pelosi praises for commitment to middle class

    07/29/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) has been indicted on dozens of federal charges surrounding his unsuccessful run for Philadelphia mayor in 2007, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday. The 11-term Democrat, along with four associates, was indicted on 29 federal counts, including bribery, money laundering, falsification of records and multiple counts of bank fraud, among other charges. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Fattah and the others "embarked on a wide-ranging conspiracy involving bribery, concealment of unlawful campaign contributions and theft of charitable and federal funds to advance their own personal interests.” “When elected officials betray the trust and...
  • U. S. Rep. Fattah (Dem - Philly) indicted, allegedly took illegal $1 million loan (etc.)

    07/29/2015 9:12:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chris Brennan and Jeremy Roebuck
    U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and four associates were indicted Wednesday on racketeering charges "involving several schemes that were intended to further the political and financial interests" of them all, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. [Snip] They include accepting a $1 million illegal loan for Fattah's failed 2007 mayoral campaign from a "wealthy supporter" and then repaying some of it using "charitable and federal grant funds" that passed through a non-profit founded and controlled by Fattah, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The indictment also accuses Fattah of seeking a $15 million federal grant for a political consultant in order...
  • A Millennial Named Bush

    07/26/2015 9:30:14 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/2015 | Nick Kristoff
    THE time-honored way to speak of young people is with horror. They’re wild, reckless, irresponsible, narcissistic, immoral and hopeless — and always have been. Now along comes this generation of millennials, and we have a problem. They are raised on “service projects,” apply to Teach for America in torrents and donate to charity at a higher rate (87 percent) than their elders. Basically, they’ve stabbed us older generations in the back with their idealism and altruism, robbing us of the opportunity to feel superior. One of the exemplars of this trend, also catering to it, is Barbara Bush, 33. Yes,...
  • Will Obama's Democrat Iran firewall hold?

    07/25/2015 4:57:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/2015 | Julian Hattem
    President Obama is counting on House Democrats to be his last line of defense against congressional opponents of the nuclear deal with Iran. Many key players remain undecided, however, and some lawmakers are speculating that as much as half the House Democratic Caucus might be willing to buck the White House. “If [Republicans] bring before us a resolution that says ‘We hereby approve the deal,’ I think that as many as half the Democrats would vote against it,” Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), a critic of the Iran deal, said this week. Facing unified Republican opposition to the deal, the White...
  • Why Donald Trump was a Democrat

    07/25/2015 1:24:41 AM PDT · by familyop · 69 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 24, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Donald Trump was asked today to explain why, as he has said, he has identified more with Democrats than with Republicans. The answer, he claimed, is that the economy crashed in 2008 because of mistakes made by President Bush. This may be a good answer (or the best one available) from a political perspective. Trump is appealing primarily to disaffected Republicans who believe the GOP hasnÂ’t stood up for them sufficiently on issues relating to the economy (immigration is the best example). Attributing his pro-Democrat leanings to BushÂ’s handling of the economy makes political sense. Unfortunately, it doesnÂ’t make historical...
  • Two Killed, Eight Injured in Louisiana Theater Shooting

    07/23/2015 6:55:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 169 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson and Erin Calabrese
    Two people were killed and at least six others were injured in a shooting Thursday night at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, authorities told NBC News.
  • Court overturns some Blagojevich Senate-seat convictions

    07/22/2015 12:03:26 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5 hours ago | Associated Press By MICHAEL TARM
    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a lengthy stint in prison, ruling that the Democrat did not break the law when he sought to secure a Cabinet position in President Barack Obama's administration in exchange for appointing an Obama adviser to the president's former U.S. Senate seat. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago also ordered the resentencing of Blagojevich, offering the 58-year-old a ray of hope that he could end up serving less than his original 14-year term. The...
  • Democratic senator: Ted Cruz is like a 'lost puppy' following Donald Trump around

    07/20/2015 12:20:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/19/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    US Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) on Monday lashed out at Senate colleague and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over his support for real-estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a tweet on Monday, McCaskill compared Cruz to a "lost puppy" hoping to scoop up Trump's followers if he implodes on the campaign trail. There's something unseemly about Cruz following Trump around like a lost puppy,hoping to get his leftovers when he finally flames out. - Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) July 20, 2015 Cruz has recently cozied up to the real-estate magnate. He met with Trump in New York last...
  • Female DEMOCRAT Maryland politician 'flew into a rage outside her ex-husbands house, bared....

    07/15/2015 11:32:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2015 | Kieran Corcoran
    Finally, a politician who isn't afraid to take matters into her own hands. A state delegate in Maryland bared her breasts outside her ex-husband's home, grabbed them and started waving them around in an impassioned rant, court documents say. Ariana Kelly, a Democrat who sits in the state's House of Delegates, was allegedly arrested and charged with indecent exposure after a visit to drop off her two children escalated dramatically. According to court records, Kelly flew into a rage outside the Besthesda home of Barak Sanford, whom she divorced in November, when she found out that his new fiancée was...
  • Black Activists in Detroit Blame Democrats for Violence

    07/14/2015 8:35:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    Red Statements ^ | June 24, 2015 | Steve Ahle
    Black activists got angry when the Detroit Police Chief James Craig called the people responsible for shooting 12 people on a playground killing one of them urban terrorists. They complained about the insult and want him to apologize. Craig refused to back down and stuck to his guns. Craig said quite bluntly: “You will allow this to continue if you do nothing. It must stop now.” That’s when the president of the Detroit National Action Network (founded by Al Sharpton) Rev. Charles Williams took umbrage to Craig’s assertions that these thugs are urban terrorists: “We want to make it...
  • Walker's Dilemma In A Nutshell

    07/14/2015 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies
    WaPo via Business Insider ^ | 7/14/2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    It is not clear this will hurt him in the primary campaign, but it should be a red flag to supporters and advisors when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker winds up simultaneously saying he supports his wife's cousin's gay marriage and he wants a constitutional amendment to allow states to ban gay marriage. In a revealing interview with ABC News, this ensued: "I love them, so I support them" Walker said of his wife Tonette's cousin and her partner. "Loves gotta be the focus of everything we do with our family and our close friends," Walker told [ABC News David] Muir......
  • Dem Judge Orders Psych Counseling For D’Souza

    07/14/2015 6:11:45 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 83 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. D’Souza’s defense counsel Benjamin Brafman provided evidence to the court that the psychiatrist D’Souza was ordered to see found no indication of depression or reason for medication. In addition, the psychologist D’Souza subsequently consulted provided a written statement concluding there was no need to continue the consultation, because D’Souza was...
  • Louie Gohmert reminds: Democrats were party of slavery

    07/10/2015 8:53:11 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 3015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Rep. Louie Gohmert took to the House floor to deliver an impassioned speech about history, with a lesson on hypocrisy, reminding the nation and those on the left the rabbit hole of removing all things perceived as racist – like the Confederate flag – is a deep one that leads right to the Democratic Party. The context of Gohmert’s remarks was the nationwide condemnation of the Confederate flag, leading to a congressional attempt to boot the banner from some federally managed properties. Gohmert first reminded the cause of the shooting at the Charleston, South Carolina, church that left nine dead...
  • Petition to outlaw the "party of slavery"

    07/10/2015 1:41:08 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Freerepublic | 7/10/2015 | Jan_Sobieski
    I am starting a petition today to ban the Democratic Party! The Dem. party was the party of slavery and resisted the civil rights movement! Every day that that the "party of slavery" and "Anti-Civil Rights" party exists is a painful reminder of decades of division, terror, injustice, and institutional racism that were forced on the United States of America. This party judged men and women based on the color of their skin and not the content of their character. Evil wins (#EvilWins) as long as this political party functions. Additionally, the democratic party logo, the donkey, is painful reminder...
  • House moves to ban Confederate flag in federal cemeteries

    07/08/2015 5:42:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    AP ^ | 7/8/15 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    The House has voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the deep South. The low-profile move came Tuesday evening after a brief debate on a measure funding the National Park Service, which maintains 14 national cemeteries, most of which contain graves of Civil War soldiers. The proposal by Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., added language to block the Park Service from allowing private groups to decorate the graves of Southern soldiers with Confederate flags in states that commemorate Confederate Memorial Day. The cemeteries affected are the Andersonville and Vicksburg cemeteries in Georgia and Mississippi. “The...
  • Brady Campaign "A+" Politician Guilty of Weapons-Related Racketeering

    07/06/2015 5:32:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 7-3-15 | NRA-ILA
    The Sacramento Bee reports that former California State Sen. Leland Yee, a gun control advocate rated "A+" by the Brady Campaign, has pled guilty to weapons-related racketeering charges in an organized crime case and now faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Talk about hypocrisy. Last year we noted that in 2012, Yee said "no one will convince me it's anything other than a joke to say that having multiple clips and semi-automatic weapons that can shoot 100 or more bullets at a time is necessary in this state or in this country. It's ridiculous."
  • All Four Democratic Presidential Candidates Support ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    07/05/2015 8:47:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:02 PM 07/05/2015 | Chuck Ross
    All four of the Democratic candidates for president have expressed support for sanctuary cities, a controversial policy that is being blamed for the recent release of a five times-deported illegal alien who allegedly murdered a woman in broad daylight in San Francisco. As a senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing sanctuary cities. In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going to sanctuary cities. And last year, as governor of...
  • The Reasons Why Democrats Are the Party of Slavery and Victimization | ZoNation

    07/05/2015 10:37:03 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies
    PJ Media (ZoNation) ^ | 29 MAR 2015
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  • Democrat Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Tries to Make Churches Fund Abortions. She Fails

    06/26/2015 1:33:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Earlier this week, the head of the Democratic party attempted to force Americans,including churches, to pay for abortions. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee considered the bill making appropriations for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The legislation contains a number of important pro-life policies and Democrat Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz filed an amendment to strike the conscience protections contained in Sec. 530 of the appropriations bill. The language in that section comes from a pro-life bill, H.R. 940, the Healthcare Conscience Rights Act, and provides relief from the conscience violations imposed by the HHS Preventive Services Mandate. It...
  • When Erasing Symbols of Slavery, Don't Forget the Democratic Party

    06/26/2015 6:08:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/26/2015 | By Anthony J. Ciani
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, there are increasing and ever louder calls for the removal of all symbols, objects and persons connected to slavery or the Confederate States of America.  Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and so all honors given him should be renamed, and all copies of the Declaration of Independence shredded.  Robert E. Lee fought for the South, so all his effigies should be melted down and his rebel flags shredded, even though the Confederacy had nothing to do with the shooting.  The Confederacy is no...
  • Bill Clinton signed a law to honor the Confederate flag.

    06/25/2015 2:28:45 PM PDT · by proust · 26 replies
    Here is the law from the official AR state website. ftp://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/acts/1987/Public/116.pdf
  • Biden Not Bowing Out, Will Decide on White House Run by August

    06/18/2015 5:29:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    US News ^ | June 17, 2015 | David Catanese
    Vice President Joe Biden has still not ruled out a 2016 presidential run and will make his intentions known by Aug. 1, according to two Democratic sources who have been in contact with his family. While the loss of his son, Beau Biden, last month paused any political planning by the vice president, the sources tell U.S. News that family members have indicated a White House run is still a possibility. He plans to announce his decision sometime prior to the beginning of August.
  • Ferguson: Calm down... for what? (Written by Racheal Dolezal)

    06/16/2015 4:30:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    Inlander ^ | 11-25-2014 | Racheal Dolezal
    Sadness quickly turns to madness when the loss of one of our sons and brothers is minimized and coded away in polite legal terms with no intention of returning what was taken, no attempt at apologizing for the damage done. Life meets death in the streets, where walking, shopping, driving, talking, playing on the playground or listening to music can be deadly these days… just being black in America. The flames erupting in Ferguson are the fires burning in the hearts of mothers of black sons in this nation. We cry for the life nurtured inside us those nine months,...
  • Bachelor Graham hints at 'rotating first lady'

    06/09/2015 2:32:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/9/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a lifelong bachelor and long-shot presidential candidate, disclosed in an interview published Tuesday how he might go about the issue of first lady if elected."Well, I've got a sister. She could play that role if necessary,” Graham, 59, told the Daily Mail during an interview at a recent campaign event."I've got a lot of friends. We'll have a rotating first lady," Graham added, chuckling. ADVERTISEMENT Just two U.S. presidents, James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland, were unmarried when they assumed the Oval Office, though Cleveland married later. Graham's sister, Darline Graham Nordone, lives in their native South...
  • New Candidate for President Vows to Complete Metric Conversion [semi-satire]

    06/08/2015 10:22:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 June 2015 | John Semmens
    This week, former Rhode Island Senator and Governor Lincoln Chafee announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in the 2016 election. A key factor in his decision to enter the race is “to bring the much-needed conversion of weights and measurements in this country into line with the metric system.” “The United States is seriously out of step with the rest of the world,” Chafee contended. “When everyone else is using meters and liters it is sheer arrogance for us to be using yards and gallons. It’s like we saying ‘we’re too good to lower ourselves to your...
  • STL Dem Mayor Francis Slay seeks to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020...

    06/03/2015 10:47:30 AM PDT · by OriginalChristian · 10 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | 02 JUN 2015 | Jacob Kirn
    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is looking to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020. Missouri’s current minimum wage is $7.65 per hour. Slay’s proposal, expected to be formalized in a bill before the Board of Aldermen by next week, would include exemptions for small businesses that employ 15 people or fewer and those that do less than $500,000 in annual sales, Alderman Shane Cohn, who’s expected to sponsor the legislation, said in an email. “There’s obviously a lot of discussion that will be taking place in the coming weeks, and (I) look forward...
  • Hillary Clinton unfavorable numbers highest in 14 years

    06/02/2015 9:18:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | June 2, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton is seeing her highest unfavorability ratings in 14 years, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. Just 46 percent said they view the Democratic presidential front-runner favorably, compared to 50 percent who said they have an unfavorable view. In the preceding April survey, Clinton polled with 53 percent favorable, compared to 44 percent unfavorable. Despite holding a commanding lead among declared and potential Democratic opponents, the public has not viewed Clinton this unfavorably since March 2001, when the former first lady was in her third month as a New York senator.
  • Wikileaks Exposes Obama’s Phony Trade Bill…Only 5 of 29 Chapters About Trade

    06/01/2015 6:58:04 PM PDT · by blueyon · 55 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 6/01/15 | Steven Ahle
    Wikileaks has gotten their hands on a copy of Obama’s phony TPP trade bill. It contains 29 chapters but only 5 pertain to trade. Wikileaks will be publishing the entire bill and they have already released the chapter on Investment. It’s very interesting. It is written in a such a way as to give multinational companies a huge advantage on trade. If a public hospital is built close to a private one, the private hospital has the right to sue the country for expected losses. That is outrageous. Here is where you can find the chapter on investment: https://wikileaks.org/tpp-investment/WikiLeaks-TPP-Investment-Chapter/page-2.html The...
  • Democrat cries ‘ugly’ about abortion bill changes [NC]

    05/30/2015 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | J. Andrew Curliss
    Republicans in the state Senate have added provisions to an abortion bill that are drawing strong criticism from a key Democrat in the Senate. The bill has already passed the House and would extend the waiting period for abortions from 24 hours to 72 hours. The purpose is to give women more time to consider the decision in the hope it will lead to fewer abortions. The proposal, House Bill 465, passed the House in a 74-45 vote last month. Now, in the Senate, a substitute bill is set for discussion on Wednesday. That substitute abortion bill now includes language...
  • Conservatives Are The Counterculture

    05/29/2015 10:41:25 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 31 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/29/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    George Orwell wrote in his preface to Animal Farm that “Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban…At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question, anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.” This prevailing orthodoxy defines the ideology of the contemporary Left of today. Motivated by abstractions and a vision of a utopian future based upon that which has never existed but which they are convinced they can create, the...
  • Former Virginia lawmaker plans to wed teenager involved in sex scandal

    05/22/2015 5:09:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 21, 2015 | Gary Robertson
    A former Virginia Democratic lawmaker who became a pariah in the state legislature after a sex scandal involving a teenage receptionist has announced that he plans to marry the woman, a day after he acknowledged fathering her 9-week-old baby. Joseph D. Morrissey, 57, told a news conference on Thursday that the woman, Myrna Pride, gave birth to their baby about a week before she turned 19. She is still employed at his law office, he said. [Snip] Morrissey also said that he was father to a total of four children born out of wedlock with different women. Last December, Morrissey,...
  • Report: Elizabeth Warren Did Not Disclose $1.3 Million Credit Line From Bank Of America

    05/20/2015 5:43:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    TheDC ^ | 5/20/15 | Alex Pappas
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the populist Democrat and foe of big banks, has not listed a $1.3 million credit line against her home with Bank of America on annual financial disclosure documents because of a loophole in federal law, according to a new report. The Boston Herald reported Wednesday that Warren, who is required to disclose financial assets and liabilities, avoided listing it in 2014 because it’s a line of credit — not a mortgage — and the Democrat doesn’t actually owe enough money yet. Here’s how the Democrat’s office explained the situation to the Boston Herald: “An aide for...
  • For Obama, Admitting Failure Is Never An Option

    05/20/2015 4:54:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Dogma: After Ramadi fell to the Islamic State over the weekend, the Obama administration called its anti-terror strategy a success. If that's hard to fathom, consider what else the president thinks is going well. Nine months ago, President Obama told the nation he had a successful strategy to "to take out ISIL wherever they exist." At a press briefing on Monday, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest if, given the fall of Ramadi and reports that the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is moving into Libya, "Would you say that, overall, this strategy has been a...
  • Who Caused Baltimore’s Collapse?

    05/18/2015 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
    A better future for poor Americans trapped in Baltimore and across the country must start with a fact-based analysis of how we got here and who has been responsible. Fact: The last Republican city council member in Baltimore City left office in 1942. That is 73 years of solid Democrat city councils. Fact: The last Republican mayor of Baltimore City left office in 1967. That is 48 years of unbroken Democrat control of the mayor’s office. Fact: The Maryland Senate is currently 33 Democrats to 14 Republicans. Fact: The Maryland House is currently 90 Democrats to 50 Republicans. Fact: The...
  • HILLARY CLINTON AND THE SUPREME COURT

    05/16/2015 3:55:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | May 15, 2015 | CARSON HOLLOWAY
    According to the Washington Post, Hillary Clinton told a group of her fundraisers that she will have a litmus test for her nominees to the Supreme Court (if she should win the presidency): they will have to agree with her that the 2010 Citizens United ruling must be overturned.  In that ruling the Supreme Court held that corporations have First Amendment rights to engage in political speech and to spend money on such speech.  In making her pledge, Mrs. Clinton follows Bernie Sanders, who is also running for president.If Republican critics of Mrs. Clinton wanted to be demagogues about it,...
  • Stanek weekend Q: Explain the breathtaking liberal blind spot on abortion vs animal cruelty?

    05/16/2015 4:56:00 AM PDT · by blueyon · 18 replies
    jillstanek.com ^ | 5/16/15 | Jill Stanek
    These tweets are literally posted one on top the other in pro-abortion Democrat Ted Deutch’s Twitter feed: ***(Check out tweets at link)*** The practice of animal crushing is a sexual fetish of the sickest kind. About his introduction of the PACT Act, Rep. Deutch wrote: Too many animals are subjected to unfathomable cruelty and abuse, out of no fault of their own and no recourse for protection. These inhumane acts have no place in our society. House Foreign AffairsYet, incomprehensibly, particularly by comparison – and on the very same day as he introduced his animal cruelty bill – Deutch, pictured...
  • Business damage from Baltimore riot estimated at $9M

    05/13/2015 1:20:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 13, 2015 | By Yvonne Wenger
    Damage is estimated at $9 million for the destruction of hundreds of businesses and two homes during the recent unrest in Baltimore — with at least 30 sustaining major damage, according to information released Wednesday. The Small Business Administration estimated the damaged at about $8.9 million to 284 business and $60,000 to two houses, officials told The Baltimore Sun. U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, along with other Maryland Democrats, called for Small Business Administration to assist with the creation of disaster centers in the city and a plan to inform business owners who are eligible for benefits about how to...
  • 4 charged in theft of more than $870,000 from Chicago Public Schools

    05/13/2015 11:45:40 AM PDT · by fungoking · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/13/15 | Jeremy Gorner
    Law enforcement authorities have charged four people in connection with the theft of more than $870,000 from two public schools in Chicago through a fraudulent billing scheme, records show. Named in arrest warrants were: Jermaine Robinson, 36, of Chicago; Sidney Bradley, 46, of Chicago; Albert Bennett, 49, of Carpentersville; and Paul Simmons, 55, of Calumet City, according to Cook County court records. All four were charged with felony theft of government property, court records show. Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford on Tuesday set bail at $400,000 for Robinson and $200,000 for Bradley, Bennett and Simmons. Bennett and a fifth man...
  • Bridge scandal's taken the air out of Christie's tires

    05/12/2015 7:02:46 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 13 replies
    lowell sun ^ | may 11 | Peter Lucas
    What Chris Christie should do is announce his decision on running for president on the George Washington Bridge. There, high above the Hudson River, the New Jersey Republican governor can announce that he either is running for GOP nomination for president, or as a result of "Bridgegate," he is jumping.
  • Anti-Gun Democrat Lawmaker Blasts Girlfriend’s Car With Shotgun

    05/12/2015 5:20:11 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    http://bearingarms.com ^ | May 11, 2015 | Bob Owens
    (Excerpt) One thing we’ve noticed about supporters of gun control is that they tend project their own temper/impulse control/mental health shortcomings onto others. That is, they know that they don’t have the temperament to avoid using firearms when angry, and since they can’t control themselves, they assume everyone else has the same deficiencies. It seems like one of those anti-gun Democrats in Detroit proved his own inability to control his temper early Sunday morning, as he blasted away with a shotgun to his girlfriend’s car over what should have been a simple domestic argument: Sources told Local 4 state...
  • State senator in custody after weekend shooting at his home

    05/11/2015 9:05:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    nbc Michigan ^ | 5-11-2015 | ap
    Police say a state senator from Detroit is suspected of firing many shots at his girlfriend's car over the weekend. Police Chief James Craig says Virgil Smith is in custody Monday. He told reporters that a gun was seized from Smith's home. Craig says the Detroit Democrat has been cooperating with investigators. No one was injured in the shooting, which occurred early Sunday.
  • DPD source says Mich. Sen. Virgil Smith fired shotgun shots after arguing with girlfriend

    05/11/2015 5:48:03 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 55 replies
    May 10 2015 ^ | Local 4 - ClickOnDetroit news staff
    DETROIT - Police searched a state senator's home Sunday after he was accused of firing a shotgun following a fight with his girlfriend. Sources told Local 4 state Sen. Virgil Smith, who represents the fourth district, fired several shots into the woman's car. Investigators walked out of state Smith's home with what appeared to be a shotgun wrapped in a garbage bag. Investigators with Detroit police placed it in the backseat of an unmarked car. Around 1 a.m. Sunday police were called to Smith's home for reports of shots fired Sources told Local 4 that early Sunday morning Smith and...
  • American Liberal Fascism

    05/07/2015 3:42:13 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 5 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/07/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “American liberalism today”, writes Jonah Goldberg, “sees no realm of human life that is beyond political significance, from what you eat to what you smoke to what you say. Sex is political. Food is political. Sports, entertainment, your inner motives and outer appearance, all have political salience for liberal fascists”. While Liberal fascism differs from classical fascism, what unites them are their “emotional or instinctual impulses, such as the quest for community, a faith in the perfect ability of man, the authority of experts, and an obsession with the cult of action, and the need for an all-powerful state”, notes...
  • Democrat(Elijah Cummins): My party didn't cause the problems in Baltimore

    05/06/2015 9:37:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2015 | David McCabe
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Wednesday rejected the idea that Democratic political leaders were responsible for problems in Baltimore. [Snip] Some conservatives have suggested that Baltimore, where riots broke out last week over police mistreatment of minorities, is the result of failed liberal policies. Baltimore last had a Republican mayor in 1967.
  • In Baltimore and Elsewhere, It’s the Culture that Can Make or Break a Cycle of Poverty

    05/06/2015 6:59:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/6/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Neighborhoods matter. That’s the upshot of two fascinating new studies from Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues. In the 1990s, the federal government launched an experiment, called the Moving to Opportunity project. It created a lottery for housing vouchers that would allow the winners to move out of high-poverty neighborhoods into low-poverty ones. The project’s initial findings were a disappointment for people — like me — who argue that culture matters quite a lot. It did find that neighborhood poverty was a big factor in determining economic mobility, but researchers saw little evidence that getting poor people out of...
  • Archbishop Blase Cupich: Democrat Shill

    05/05/2015 4:42:44 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    The Stumbling Block ^ | 5/5/15 | Stumbling Block
    Truth Revolt asks why the new Archbishop of Chicago has the nerve to speak of illegal immigration as if it were ‘God’s agenda.’ Where are truth-loving Catholics supposed to look for a Church that isn’t in the pocket of anti-Catholic hate today? Either it is evil to be conservative or these bishops are pretenders. Is it ‘love’ to hand political power to the true enemies of God and man? True to his claim that immigration reform is “God’s agenda,” Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich has been cozying up to pro-abortion Democrats to get his social justice initiatives underway. On Sunday, the...