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  • Unreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist

    02/26/2017 4:09:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    In truly progressive fashion, Chicago renamed one of its streets after a terrorist. Earlier this month Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name three blocks of a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the 70s and 80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others. On Wednesday, aldermen approved the measure honoring Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose 70-year sentence was recently commuted by Barack Obama. Aldermen also voted to approve an honorary street re-naming for Puerto...
  • California Democrat to First Lady: Show Us Your Papers!

    01/31/2017 2:32:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 1/30/17 | Tom Donnelly
    CaliforniaState Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) is renewing a demand to see First Lady Melania Trumps immigration papers an issue Democrats first raised during the election campaign.Skinner expanded on her demand in an interview with Politico this week: No one in the Trump operation has released any of the documentation to indicate what was the circumstance, or whether she had full legal status.We only know they had a lawyer look at whatever papers she chose to give.In 2010, when Arizona passed a controversial immigration law that allowed state and local law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of anyone...
  • Get my cat ears going here: Travis County judge dons Womens March pussy hat in courtroom

    01/30/2017 6:47:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/30/17 | Brett T
    A photo that appeared on Reddit last week of Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt wearing a pink pussy hat in the courtroom made the rounds on Twitter Monday. The knit cap, which recently made the cover of TIME, was conceived by two women in Los Angeles who envisioned a sea of pink hats at the Womens March on Washington.
  • Trump fires acting AG after Justice Department staff told not to defend refugee order

    01/30/2017 6:46:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 151 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 30, 2017
    President Donald Trump relieved acting Attorney General Sally Yates of her duties Monday night after she directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend Trump's controversial executive refugee and immigration ban. Yates, a holdover from the Obama Administration, was replaced as acting attorney general by Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Yates had "betrayed the Justice Department" by refusing to enforce Trump's order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.
  • The United States also denied refuge to Jews fleeing Hitler, fearing they might be Nazis

    01/29/2017 6:25:16 AM PST · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2017 | Radley Balko
    The United States is often described as a nation of immigrants. Thats certainly true. But a more accurate statement might be that were a nation of immigrants who overcame intense hostility to immigration. (If youre really cynical, you might add, . . . and then showed hostility to future waves of immigrants.) President Trump is expected to sign an executive order halting the admission of Syrian refugees into the United States. Hes also expected to cancel visas from a curiously curated list of majority-Muslim countries. (It doesnt include Saudi Arabia, for example.) The order would be consistent with Trumps...
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner Issues Statement on Immigration [HPD is not the INS"]

    01/27/2017 5:02:09 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 44 replies
    Houstonia Magazine ^ | 1/26/2017 | By Katharine Shilcutt
    ONE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMPS MANY CAMPAIGN PROMISES was to end sanctuary cities. On Wednesday, Trump took his first steps toward that end, issuing an executive order called Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States." Among other actions outlined in the order, cities that do not comply with federal immigration enforcement agents are not eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the Secretary. In addition, the order restored both the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g) and the Secure Communities Program, which are used to compel...
  • More than 40 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trumps inauguration

    01/17/2017 3:25:55 AM PST · by EBH · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17 at 12:08 AM1/17/2017 | Elsie Viebeck
    A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trumps inauguration Friday as a protest of Trumps worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia There are now more than 40 House Democrats 42, at last count who have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on Capitol Hill this week. The number rose sharply after Trump tweeted Saturday that Lewis is all talk, talk, talk and should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities. Lewis, who sees Trumps Nov. 8 win as illegitimate because of Russias alleged interference...
  • California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies

    01/09/2017 11:06:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2017 | 9:45pm EST | Sharon Bernstein
    A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald Trumps administration. Assembly member Kevin Kiley has requested a formal ruling from state lawyers on whether the decision by Democratic legislative leaders to hire Holder and his firm, Covington & Burling, for $25,000 a month violated a provision in the states constitution that bans hiring outside counsel for work the states own lawyers can do. [] Kileys request came on the eve of hearings in the...
  • PERFECT: DNC CHAIR CANDIDATE FORUM TO BE HELD AT ANTI-ISRAEL RESTAURANT

    01/06/2017 5:48:18 AM PST · by DFG · 12 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 01/05/2017 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports that the Democratic partys slate of nominees for DNC chair has agreed to participate in a candidate forum hosted at a restaurant owned by a rabid critic of Israel. The decision to hold it there may give the leading contender for DNC chair the rabidly anti-Israel and one-time Louis Farrakhan backer Keith Ellison something of a home field advantage. Sadly, however, its far from clear that any of the participants will feel out of place. (Tom Perez is the only contender who has not confirmed he will attend.) The restaurant...
  • Reid: If Hillary wins and Dems retake the Senate, expect Dems to use the Nuclear Option for SCOTUS

    01/04/2017 4:16:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | October 25, 2016 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he is confident that he has laid the groundwork for Democrats to nuke the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if they win back the Senate in November. Envisioning Hillary Clinton in the White House and Democrats controlling the Senate, Reid warned that if a Senate Republican minority block her Supreme Court nominee, he is confident the party wont hesitate to change the filibuster rules again. Such a move would be an extension of what Reid did in 2013 when he was still majority leader, eliminating filibusters (with a simple majority vote) on...
  • The Controversial KKK Series Is Canceled After A&E Discovered Klan Members Were Paid

    12/27/2016 9:31:46 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-27-2016 | Michael Schneider
    Michael SchneiderDecember 27,2016 Just a day after the cable network hoped to silence criticism on its Ku Klux Klan-centric docuseries Generation KKK by changing the title, the network has now canceled the show all together. In a statement, the network said it scrapped the series (which had been renamed Escaping the KKK) after discovering that participants on the show, including Klan members, were paid to participate by production company This Is Just A Test. A&E learned last night from the third-party producers who made the documentary that cash payments which we currently understand to be nominal were made...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Facebook 'fact checker' who will arbitrate on 'fake news' is accused of defrauding..

    12/21/2016 6:47:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Daily Mail Co. (UK) ^ | 21 December 2016 | Alana Goodman
    One of the websites Facebook is to use to arbitrate on 'fake news' is involved in a bitter legal dispute between its co-founders, with its CEO accused of using company money for prostitutes. Snopes.com will be part of a panel used by Facebook to decide whether stories which users complain about as potentially 'fake' should be considered 'disputed'. But the website's own troubles and the intriguing choice of who carries out its 'fact checks' are revealed by DailyMail.com, as one of its main contributors is disclosed to be a former sex-blogger who called herself 'Vice Vixen'. Snopes.com will benefit from...
  • Judge: Colorado faithless electors must vote for Clinton or vacate positions

    12/14/2016 9:23:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    FOX 31 KDVR ^ | December 14, 2016 | By Chuck Hickey
    DENVER -- A state court judge ruled Tuesday that all Colorado electors to the Electoral College must vote for Hillary Clinton or vacate their positions. Initially, judge Elizabeth Starrs said if the electors take the oath and don't vote for Clinton, they would face criminal penalties. But she later said the electors would be replaced if they don't vote for Clinton and it would then be up to prosecutors to decided whether they would face charges. The decision ensures Clinton will receive all of Colorado's nine electoral votes. Two Democratic members of Colorado's Electoral College fought to have a state...
  • Reid: Russian hacking 'as big a deal' as 9/11, Watergate

    12/14/2016 8:39:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says Russian hacking during this presidential election cycle is as significant as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Watergate scandal and called for a special commission to investigate. "I think this is as big a deal as Watergate, as 9/11," he told BuzzFeed at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. "I think they should have a 9/11-type commission. I know that [Sens.] Dianne Feinstein [D-Calif.], Ben Cardin [D-Md.] and others are calling for that. I think its a step in the right direction. This is a scandal thats been uncovered.
  • Court orders NY AG to turn over secret climate change doc

    11/29/2016 6:29:21 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Rick Moran
    The New York Supreme Court has ordered Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to turn over a document containing a secret agreement with other states and environmental activist groups regarding the witch hunt being carried out against Exxon and other climate skeptics. Schneiderman had fought the release on the grounds that the document wasn't covered under the state's Freedom of Information Act. But one of the targets of the witch hunt, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, filed suit for its release and the court has now ordered it.
  • Obama backer, Democratic fundraiser Terry Bean charged in sexual abuse case

    11/24/2016 11:06:32 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/23/2014
    A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an encounter with a juvenile male. Terrence Bean, 66, a major Democratic donor and a celebrated gay-rights activist, was indicted on two felony charges of sodomy and a misdemeanor count of sexual abuse by a grand jury and arrested in Oregon Wednesday, according to a statement from the Portland Police Bureau. Bean was released later that day on bail, pending a court hearing. Kiah Lawson, a 25-year-old identified by...
  • "Boss Tweed delivered to authorities

    11/23/2016 8:59:55 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    William Magear Boss Tweed, leader of New York Citys corrupt Tammany Hall political organization during the 1860s and early 1870s, is delivered to authorities in New York City after his capture in Spain. Tweed became a powerful figure in Tammany HallNew York Citys Democratic political machinein the late 1850s. By the mid 1860s, he had risen to the top position in the organization and formed the Tweed Ring, which openly bought votes, encouraged judicial corruption, extracted millions from city contracts, and dominated New York City politics. The Tweed Ring reached its peak of fraudulence in 1871 with the remodeling of...
  • BREAKING: Florida Election Employees Caught Faking 1,000s of Stolen Absentee Ballots...

    11/06/2016 7:59:02 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 66 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | November 6, 2016
    BREAKING: Florida Election Employees Caught Faking 1,000s of Stolen Absentee Ballots in Massive Voter Fraud Scheme Broward County is one of the largest swing counties in Florida. It would not take much voter fraud there to flip it. The voter fraud whistle-blower is a former Secretary of Elections Department employee and she has filled out a sworn affidavit: You can read the affidavit here. The affidavit by Chelsey Marie Smith accuses Broward County officials of filling out blank absentee ballots to officials who she saw filling the ballots out at the Supervisor of Elections headquarters. Smith said she was asked...
  • Planned Parenthood wins $1.6 million from state (Wisconsin)

    09/08/2016 6:24:46 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 26 replies
    Milwaukee Urinal Sentinel ^ | 9/8/16 | Patrick Marley
    Madison Taxpayers must pay $1.6 million to attorneys for Planned Parenthood and another abortion provider after courts ruled a GOP-backed abortion restriction was unconstitutional.
  • This Day in History Republicans Pass Anti-KKK Act Outlawing Democratic Terrorist Groups

    02/28/2016 5:27:16 PM PST · by null and void · 20 replies
    Gateway pundidt ^ | Apr 20th, 2014 8:01 am | Jim Hoft
    On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana. The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a Negro hunt, killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could find. (Via Grand Old Partisan) On April 20, 1871 the Republicans passed the anti-Ku Klux Klan Act outlawing Democratic terrorist groups. The Miller Center reported: On April 20, 1871, at the urging of President Ulysses...
  • Cape Cod commissioner apologizes for 'happy' Facebook post on Antonin Scalia’s death

    02/15/2016 7:15:36 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 49 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/15/16 | Antonion Planas
    A Democratic state Senate candidate and Barnstable County commissioner who posted on social media that she felt “happy” about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death has apologized, while the Bay State Republican Party blasted her words as “disgraceful.” Sheila Lyons, running for a Cape and Islands Senate seat, acknowledged yesterday that as news of Scalia’s death broke Saturday night, she wrote on Facebook: “I know it’s disrespectful to feel happy but Justice Scalia orchestrated tremendous power to benefit the powerful who have controlled the message to the American people.” Lyons said yesterday, “When you’re going to make a public statement,...
  • Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe 'for accepting bri

    02/09/2016 1:26:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2015 | AP
    Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested on Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed Mr T. Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged in a separate case with smuggling Mexican immigrants. That leaves just one councilman not facing...
  • Hillary Clinton wins ALL 6 (SIX) precinct/delegate coin flips -- Odds: 1 in 64 (1.56%)

    02/01/2016 11:00:38 PM PST · by drewh · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 1:31 AM | Nicole Hensley
    Dueling Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders were at a dead heat during the Iowa caucus, but their numbers were even closer at a Polk County precinct. Delegates with Des Moines’ Precinct 70 sided with Clinton after breaking a 61-61 split with a coin toss, Univision reported. Caucus rules allow for a coin flip to decide a victor in case of a tie. CLINTON, SANDERS IN TIGHT CONTEST AS IOWA CAUCUSES OPEN The coin landed heads-down in favor of Clinton at the Weeks Middle School gymnasium. “That’s how it works,” one voter sporting Sanders stickers said. “It was very,...
  • Dems in chaos:Hillary and Bernie are left in limbo as poor staffing at Iowa polling places means..

    02/01/2016 11:53:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2016 | David Martosko, Nikki Schwab, Francesca Chambers
    Democrats in chaos: Hillary and Bernie are left in limbo as poor staffing at Iowa polling places means caucus winner won't be declared until later today Iowa's Democratic faithful will have to wait until Tuesday to find out who won their presidential caucuses, as state party officials botched the event and can't determine who won in nine of the 1,681 voting precincts. Poor staffing led to questions at caucus sites scattered all over the state, leaving liberals with egg on their faces - and casting a cloud over the results although Hillary Clinton has already claimed victory. When counting stopped...
  • THOUSANDS of Democrats, Independents have CHANGED PARTY to Vote in GOP Caucus (VIDEO)

    02/01/2016 7:51:00 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 108 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 1,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Jeff Kaufmann: When I talk about intensity, Im talking about, were now getting about 100 phone calls and hour into RPI (Republican Party of Iowa)… To put that into perspective, we get usually 5 or 6 an hour normally. This is beyond the pale… A lot of Democrats and Independents are asking about changing their vote to Republican. The Secretary of State’s report last week indicated over 3,000 people have done that already. I think we’re going to see a little bit of a surge that way. Kuafmann credited the Trump and Rand Paul campaigns for this surge in new...
  • Anonymous’s KKK ‘leak’ targets the elusive online world of white nationalism

    11/05/2015 11:06:41 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2015 | By Abby Ohlheiser
    After days of inaccuracies, confusing reports, and false starts, Anonymous’s much-hyped “Operation KKK” finally released a list of — if not the promised 1,000 — hundreds of names and social media accounts, many of which appear to have clear connections to the Ku Klux Klan, or other white supremacy groups. The Pastebin document was distributed via Twitter on Thursday afternoon. It contains hundreds of links to individual Facebook accounts, some of which had already been removed in the days before the promised leak. As the list began to circulate, even more of the linked accounts began to vanish. The list...
  • Hillary Clinton's rogue agenda: Why Sid Blumenthal matters

    10/31/2015 7:37:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    ny post ^ | oct 31, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    After the media inexplicably dubbed Hillary Rodham Clinton the “winner” of the Benghazi hearings, her apologists dismissed a line of questioning into her unofficial adviser, Sidney Blumenthal. So he was sending her e-mail offering advice on Libya and other matters of state. In the immortal words of Clinton at an earlier Benghazi hearing, “What difference does it make?”
  • THESE QUESTIONS FROM CELEBRITIES TO DEMOCRATS TELL US HOW EVIL ANTI-AMERICAN DEMOCRATS ARE

    10/14/2015 6:02:44 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Oct. 14, 2015 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Whether any or all of these questions so-called celebrities submitted to CNN to be put to the Democrat candidates during last nights debate were used, they serve as clear examples of the type concerns held by the people who support Democrats. Here are the dysfunctional ravings of people who hate America as it is and want it diminished her to be more like a failed European socialist country. Katy Perry was very concerned that the Republicans not be allowed to stop Planned Parenthood from helping women to murder their babies. She didnt have the courage to say abortion so she...
  • Dallas anti-Trump rally compares GOP frontrunner to Hitler

    09/07/2015 8:56:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Fox 4 News KDFW-TV ^ | September 7, 2015 | FOX NEWS 44 " Staff "
    <p>Hispanic groups raised their voices against GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and his proposed immigration policy at a Dallas City Hall rally on Monday.</p> <p>The anti-Donald Trump Labor day rally outside city hall was completely in Spanish and called "Un Dia Sin Trump" -- a day without Trump.</p>
  • A novel solution to racial resentment

    09/07/2015 5:57:01 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 7, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    The bill for reparations would be a big one. Boris Bittker, a Yale law professor, argued 40 years ago that the simple way to figure who gets what is to multiply the number of blacks by the difference in white and black income. In 1973 this would have come to $34 billion, and a lot more than that now. By now that money would have all been spent, and the cash would have hardly put a dent in the difference. ... Reversing the constitutional formula of counting slaves as three-fifths of a free i.e., white person, done to...
  • Joe Biden: 'Something is wrong' with economy

    09/07/2015 8:49:28 AM PDT · by cp124 · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | cp124
    Pittsburgh (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden warned on Monday that "something is wrong" with the American economy as he launched a Labor Day march here with speculation swirling that he may run for President. In a highly populist speech that could foreshadow the themes he would highlight on the campaign trail, Biden said workers have been "clobbered" in the modern economy. "It used to be when productivity went up in America, everybody got to share. The people who caused the productivity increase, they got to share. They got a piece of the action," Biden said before leading a march of an...
  • Obama Reacts to Texas Deputy Murder: Targeting Police Officers Is Completely Unacceptable

    09/01/2015 5:07:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    On his way to Alaska this afternoon, President Obama called Kathleen Goforth, the widow of the slain Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth who was shot and killed at a gas station while he was fueling a police cruiser. On behalf of the American people, I offered Mrs. Goforth my condolences and told her that Michelle and I would keep her and her family in our prayers, Obama said in a statement released this evening. Obama said that he promised Goforths widow that he would continue to praise bravery of police officers who served their communities.
  • Clinton Told Aide to Send Classified Info to Personal Email Address

    09/01/2015 7:08:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Lachlan Markay
    On the same day that the hacktivist group WikiLeaks posted tens of thousands of classified State Department communications online, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a top deputy to send now-classified information to her personal email address, newly released emails reveal.Heres my personal email, Clinton told former Sen. George Mitchell, then Clintons special envoy for Middle East peace. Pls use this for reply.Mitchell responded with details of discussions with Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini. Most of the contents of the email, released by the State Department on Monday night, are redacted pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act exemption designed...
  • DNC Chair STILL Cant Tell Difference Between Democratic Party and Socialism (VIDEO)

    08/02/2015 3:37:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/02/15 | Jim Hoft
    Things got very awkward on Thursday when Chris Matthews asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz what the difference was between the modern Democratic Party and Socialism. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was completely stumped. She couldnt answer the question. We havent seen that dazed look since Rachel Dolezal was busted as a fraud. Because, as we all know, there is no difference between todays Democrat Party and radical Socialism. On Sunday DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was again asked to explain the difference between the modern day Democratic Party and Socialism. Again She failed. You know Chuck it is always fun to...
  • Doonesbury pimps Jim Crow laws as GOP ideas

    07/19/2015 8:13:28 AM PDT · by W. · 23 replies
    GoComics.com ^ | 7.19.2015 | Trudeau
    Nothing like a little crap on your comix page. See it at the source link above.
  • Bernie Sanders Despised Dems In 1980s, Said JFK Speech Once Made Him Sick (Kennedy's anti-communism)

    07/17/2015 12:59:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ilan Ben-Meir, News Reporter
    Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal, but I think at that point, seeing through Kennedy, and what liberalism was, was probably a significant step for me to understand that conventional politics or liberalism was not what was relevant. Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders once said that he was physically nauseated by a speech made by President John F. Kennedy when Sanders was a young man, because Kennedys hatred for the Cuban Revolution [] was so strong. Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal, Sanders reminisced in a 1987 interview with The Gadfly, a student...
  • Obama wants KKK to be forced to name its members and supporters after Charleston church massacre

    06/26/2015 9:06:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 196 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:09 EST, 26 June 2015 | Shekhar Bhatia
    President Obama is keen to introduce tough new laws which will force the KKK and other extreme right-wing groups to disclose the identities of their members, Daily Mail Online can disclose. [...] Among the ideas being looked at is legislation forcing extreme right wings groups and violent organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan to provide identities of supporters and members.
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • KAREN FINLEY, EX-CEO OF REDFLEX, PLEADS GUILTY TO BRIBERY

    06/21/2015 2:45:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015 | RAY STERN
    Karen Finley, former CEO of the Phoenix-based Redflex Traffic Systems, pleaded guilty today in federal court to an eight-year bribery-and-fraud scheme that helped the company retain photo-enforcement contracts with two Ohio cities. Finley, 55, of Cave Creek, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Terence P. Kemp of the Southern District of Ohio to a charge of "conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery and honest services wire and mail fraud," the U.S. Department of Justice announced this morning. She resigned from the company in 2013 after the corruption scheme was alleged by a whistle-blower. Top executives in Redflex's Australian-based parent company,...
  • City Council President Andy Ginther caught up in red-light camera bribe case ( Ohio Democrats )

    06/19/2015 1:55:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 19, 2015 | Lucas Sullivan & Darrel Rowland
    A former chief executive officer of the red-light camera company Redflex has pleaded guilty to bribing Columbus elected officials - including Council President Andrew Ginther - through the Ohio Democratic Party to install the cameras and keep them operating in the city. Karen L. Finley, 55, of Cave Creek, Ariz., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery, according a press release from Carter M. Stewart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Records from the U.S. District in Columbus show that from 2005 to 2013, Finley made campaign contributions to elected public officials in...
  • The Art of Voter Amnesia: What's an ID?

    06/13/2015 12:24:00 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 9 replies
    Self | 6/13/15 | Me
    Democrats never say they are committed to stopping voter fraud, merely that they're dedicated to "everyone" voting. This smug admission tells you everything you need to know, or in other words, nothing you didn't already suspect. The truth is Voter ID doesn't discriminate against or disenfranchise anyone. How can it when everyone is held to same standard of accountability? If you can't even verify your identity, validate and protect the authenticity of your vote, how are you a victim of anything other than your own ignorance and apathy? People have TWO YEARS in-between elections to get a damn photo ID;...
  • Woman Rushed to Local Hospital After Shes Injured in Apparent Botched Abortion

    06/11/2015 4:32:56 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 9, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Pro-life activists are reporting that a medical emergency took place on June 6, 2015, at the Orlando Womens Center, a high-volume abortion facility owned by the notorious abortionist James Pendergraft. Michele Herzog of the Pro-life Action Ministries Central Florida posted heartbreaking photos on Facebook showing a young, African-American woman as she was wheeled out the back door of the abortion facility and loaded into an awaiting ambulance. She was transported to a Winnie Palmer Hospital. Also responding to the incident were six other police and fire vehicles, including a Fire Department ladder truck, a Fire Department supervisors vehicle, and four...
  • Rev. Michael Pfleger: NRA Will Pay for the Murder of Chicago Children

    06/08/2015 10:21:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06Jun 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 6, Reverend Michael Pfleger listed recent shootings in heavily gun-controlled Chicago then said the NRA will pay pay for the murder of our children. He was joined by Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross.Pleger began his speech at the rally by pointing out that ten persons were shot and three were killed on the night of June 5 alone. He then said, Im not a gun grabber, Im a life lover, after which he pointed to Chucks Gun Shop and said, And I love life more than the death that...
  • Marine vet who was arrested for throwing coffee on Westboro protesters at Beau Biden funeral insists

    06/08/2015 1:48:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Dailymail.com United Kingdom ^ | 7 June 2015 Updated: 8 June 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Marine vet who was arrested for throwing coffee on Westboro protesters at Beau Biden funeral insists: 'I would do it again in a minute' A Vietnam veteran who was arrested after throwing warm coffee on Westboro Baptist Church protesters picketing the funeral of Beau Biden has spoken out. Richard Pierce, 64, of Wilmington, Delaware said while he would not suggest anyone do what he did calling his actions 'childish', he said he would 'do it again in a minute', according to the New York Daily News. He was taken into custody after he hurled the drink at three...
  • Gutirrez: I Assume God Speaks Spanish Because He Named His Only Son Jesus

    06/05/2015 8:52:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on the House floor, Rep. Luis Gutirrez (D-IL) criticized Texas for its conspiracy theories and then said God must understand Spanish because he named his son Jesus.
  • Why Were Suspending the Run Warren Run Campaign (But were still declaring victory.) (Barf Alert)

    06/02/2015 8:26:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-2-2015 | ILYA SHEYMAN and CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN
    Today we announce the suspension of our campaign to draft Elizabeth Warren into the presidential race. Theres no sugar-coating it: We didnt achieve our central goal. But theres a bigger story that gives us tremendous hope: as one headline put it, Elizabeth Warren may not be running, but shes in the 2016 race anyway. In the six months since we launched the Run Warren Run effort, Senator Warrens agenda and message have transformed the American political landscape. Echoing Warrens famous adage that the game is rigged, Hillary Clinton declared in her campaign announcement that the deck is still stacked in...
  • Lets see if the Left will punish Bernie Sanders for his 72 rape essay

    05/30/2015 5:34:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 5/30/15 | Jon Dougherty
    Left-wing Marxist Sen. Bernie Sanders penned a disgusting anti-woman rape screed in 72, but hell probably get away with it because, after all, hes not a conservative It will be interesting to see what the mainstream media will make of an essay written by avowed socialist (and Democratic presidential contender) Sen. Bernie Sanders in 1972, in which he claimed, among other things, that a woman fantasizes being raped by three men simultaneously. Heres a forecast: Sanders, because hes on the Left side of politics like the mainstream media, will get a pass. Still, his campaign has already begun trying...
  • Who Are Hillary Clinton's Likely Challengers?

    04/13/2015 2:52:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 13, 2015 | Sky News US Team
    As the ex-secretary of state announces her White House bid, Sky News looks at who she could be up against from both parties.Hillary Clinton is widely seen as a front-runner for Democratic Party's presidential nomination, and her resume makes her a strong rival to any Republican. Here is a look at some of her likely opponents in the White House race. The Republican field is already crowded. :: Ted Cruz Ted Cruz became the first candidate to launch the 2016 White House bid when he announced his campaign last month. The Texas senator, 44, is a conservative firebrand who frequently...
  • Cheney: President Obama Wants To Take America Down [VIDEO]

    04/08/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-7-2015 | Al Weaver
    In an appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show Tuesday night, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that President Obamas actions on the world stage exemplify a president who wants to take America down. Cheney also touched on Obamas comments on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, telling Hewitt that Obama is the only post-World War II president to believe that America doesnt need to play a leading role in the world. The former vice president made the appearance following the announcement of a new book on American foreign policy, co-authored by himself and daughter Liz Cheney, will be released in September.
  • Astrodome once featured Houston's gaudiest apartment

    04/08/2015 3:07:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-7-15 | Brian Reynolds
    Now filled with nothing but cobwebs, the Houston Astrodome was once considered a palace for football and baseball fans. Less well known was the palace that the Dome's visionary Roy Hofheinz built for himself inside the Eighth Wonder of the World. Time Life photos show the apartment's whimsical style, highlighted by red carpet that coved the floor and walls of a conference room, which also featured zebra-print chairs and chalices in front of each seat. Psychedelic wallpaper covered the salon, while Asian dragon statues flanked the massive desk in Hofheinz' office. The apartment also featured a putting green, a shooting...